The New Face of Kick-Ass Debuts This Week

Kick-Ass #1, Invincible finale, and more.

With dozens of comic books to choose from, let us show you which are the best coming out this week. Take a look at this list spotlighting our favorite comics that we know are money-well-spent and new books that look cool and are backed by some top-tier talent.

Once you check out our picks, then head to the comments to let us know what you’ll be buying this week!

Kick-Ass #1 – $3.99
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Writer Mark Millar | Artist John Romita (Image Comics)

It’s the great tradition of superhero comics for mantles to get passed down and picked up by new characters, and this week we’re seeing what happens when a new person decides it’s time to kick some ass. The original Kick-Ass creative team of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. have rejoined 10 years after the original run to tell the story of Patience Lee, a black military veteran with young children at home. She couldn’t be more unlike Dave Lizewski, which is why we’re so intrigued to see how and why she comes to suit up in his yellow and green costume to fight bad guys.

Invincible #144 – $5.99
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Writer Robert Kirkman | Artist Cory Walker | Cover Ryan Ottley (Image Comics)

This is it, the series finale of Invincible. The 12-part story fittingly titled “The End of All Things” has set up what looks to be a grand, unpredictable ending to what has been a grand, unpredictable comic book series. Throughout Invincible’s long run, Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley have defied every superhero trope in the book while inventing a unique superhero world with thrills and tragedies and triumphs, so now all eyes are on them to deliver a fitting ending years in the making.

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Star Wars: Thrawn #1 – $4.99
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Writer Jody Houser | Artist Luke Ross | Cover Paul Renaud

For those of you who don’t like books without pictures… novels? We think they’re called…? check out this six-issue miniseries adapting Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn novel. Thrawn was the crown jewel of the pre-Disney Star Wars Extended Universe (now known as Legends), so if you already haven’t, then now you can check out how he has been re-envisioned for the new continuity. Writer Jody Houser brings a sense of excitement and energy to everything she writes, including her adaption of Rogue One, and Luke Ross has done a bangup job on his Star Wars projects (Darth Maul and Force Awakens). Check out how they handle telling the story of Thawn’s rise to power in the Imperial ranks.

Mister Miracle Director’s Cut #1 – $5.99
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Writer Tom King | Artists Mitch Gerads, Mike Norton | Cover Nick Derington (DC Comics)

Given the glowing critical reception to Mister Miracle, a director’s cut seems like a no-brainer. There’s a great amount of nuance throughout this bold and mind-bending story, so this is the perfect way to see what’s going on in the heads of Tom King and Mitch Gerads as they put it together. The story will feature Gerads’ original, black-and-white artwork and King’s script, plus eight brand-new pages of content featuring King’s retelling of Mister Miracle’s origin story, drawn by the wonder talent that is Mike Norton.

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