There are a lot of comic books that come out every week, and it can be hard to try to navigate the waters to try to find something new, or for a first-time reader, try to find a good starting point.
While the usuals, Marvel and DC, take up the most of the spots on this week’s comic books, Dark Horse adds their own title in an exciting week of books to read.
Batman No. 72
Writer: Tom King
Artist: Mikel Janin
Coming off the news that writer Tom King will be removed from Batman at the end of issue No. 85, every issue moving forward will be a must-read and since this news dropped in the middle of a very important arc, if DC was worried about book sales, I don’t think they’ll have to worry about that going forward. Story-wise, Batman is in the middle of an emotional crisis, just having punched Tim Drake, physically assaulting not only one of his past Robins, but one of his family members. No. 72 will no doubt deal with the fall out of that.
Credit to DC comics and cover artist Leinil Francis Yu
DCeased No. 2
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Trevor Hairsine, Stefano Guadiano
The entire DC universe has “died,” and the few surviving members of the Justice League are trying to figure out how to save humanity, before they are all engulfed by the zombie outbreak. Writer Tom Taylor has really come on the scene, and has done a great job straddling the Marvel/DC line, while knowing what makes each company unique to its readers.
Credit to Marvel comics and cover artist Arthur Adams
War of the Realms No. 5
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Russell Dauterman
We are about to reach the climax of Marvel’s big event War of the Realms as all the heroes return from their side missions and have returned to the last standing realm, Midgard. To celebrate their arrival, Malekith awaits for the Marvel heroes with his newly acquired army of the dead. This is shaping up to be a war that will leave everlasting effects on the Marvel universe, and will change it forever. So make sure to pick up the penultimate issue, as well as the previous four, and catch up!
Credit to Marvel comics and cover artist David Finch
Savage Avengers No. 2
Writer: Gerry Duggan
Artist: Mike Deodato
We hit the ground running issue No. 1 of Savage Avengers and are now already in the middle of the new team trying to save the world from and outside evil force. It has been really interesting to see how these “savage” characters interact with each other, and how dynamic pushes forward the story of the unlikeliest team of heroes. Mike Deodato’s art is pitch-perfect for the tone, writer Gerry Duggan is trying to convey, and the combination of the two has made Savage Avengers a must read!
Beasts of Burden: Presence of others No. 2
Writer: Evan Dorkin
Artist: Ben Dewey
This series continues to such an underrated, hidden gem that the fans of the book are no doubt disappointed that this latest run is only two issues long. But while we are only getting two issues, it has been a riveting read thus far, as the physic beasts of Burden Hill are in the middle of investing some spooky, supernatural crimes. Make sure to pick both of these issues in this short run and read one of the most interest comic book series out there.