10 new comic books to watch out for this week (July 9 and 10)

Image Comics' Transformers, Marvel Comics' X-Men No. 1, and eight more new comic books are coming this week that are must-reads (July 9 and 10).
X-Men: From The Ashes | Official Trailer | Marvel Comics
X-Men: From The Ashes | Official Trailer | Marvel Comics / Marvel Entertainment

Last week’s comic book recommendations didn’t disappoint. My only regret is missing Moon Knight: Fist Of Khonshu No. 0. Other than that, Blood Hunt: Black Panther and Blood Hunt: X-Men: Psylocke lived up to their expectations and Space Ghost was better than I predicted.

This week, there is no shortage of good titles to check out. From the worlds of Marvel and DC, to the adventures of the Transformers, let's look at what's coming this week.

Let’s begin with a new trade.

Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong

  • Writer: Brian Buccellato 
  • Artists:  Romulo Fajardo, Christian Duce, Tom Derenick

Now that the series is over, grabbing the trade for Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong is a good idea. You get exactly what you'd want from a comic book like this. It’s a bunch of Kaijus fighting the Justice League and their villains. Since this doesn’t take place on Earth-Prime, people unexpectedly die. This adds to the intensity and fun of the mini-series.

Transformers No. 10

  • Writers: Daniel Warren Johnson 
  • Artists: Jorge Corona, Mike Spicer 

What’s next for Optimus Prime after he’s forced to retreat and leave some of his teammates behind? How badly are the Decepticons torturing Cliffjumper and Jazz? How did Beachcomber know that Spike was in trouble? Plus, ComiXology reports that Shockwave’s plan will be revealed.

Green Lantern No. 13

  • Writer: Jeremy Adams
  • Artists: Fernando Pasarin, Matthew Clark

In this Absolute Power crossover, Hal Jordan is on a mission to get and recharge a new Green Lantern Power Battery. As if that’s not difficult enough, the deal Amanda Waller made with the United Planets comes into play. The Lord-Premiere of the United Planets (Thaaros of Elliosha) will attempt to stop Hal from succeeding.

Superman #16 José Luis García-López Artist Spotlight Variant. Image courtesy DC Comics /

Action Comics No. 1067

  • Writers: Gail Simone, Rainbow Rowell, 
  • Artists: Eddy Barrows, Cian Tormey

With everything going on with DC Comics: Absolute Power, you may want to read a story that doesn’t involve that storyline. This is what you’ll get from Gail Simone’s Action Comics No. 1067. On top of that, Rainbow Roweel (She-Hulk) makes her DC Comics debut writing a story starring Lois Lane.

X-Men No. 1


  • Writer: Jed MacKay
  • Artist: Ryan Stegman

This is the beginning of the X-Men: From the Ashes storyline. After everything that happened after X-Men No. 35/Uncanny X-Men No. 700, we can finally see what’s next for the X-Men and mutants. In a world that hates and fears mutants more than ever, how can Cyclops lead Beast, Magneto, Juggernaut, Psylocke, Temper, Kid Omega, and Magik? We can find out in this week’s must-read.

Ultimates No. 2

  • Writer: Deniz Cam
  • Artist: Juan Frigeri

Captain America goes to the White House, which leads to a fight with Midas and his freedom fighters. What’s interesting is they’re using a superhuman as their power source. If I had to guess, it’s She-Hulk. There have been reports that she's joining the Ultimates. This could be where it happens. Will this be Betty Ross like the original Ultimate Universe or Jennifer Walters like Earth-616?

Heir of Apocalypse No. 3

  • Writer: Steve Foxe
  • Artist: Netho Diaz

Archangel battles En Sabah Nur to stop the tournament for his heir. As great as that is, that’s not the part to pay attention to. Mr. Sinister has been poisoning people during the trials. Will this hurt or help his chances of becoming the next Apocalypse?

Absolute Power: Task Force VII

  • Writer: Leah Williams
  • Artist: Caitlin Yarsky 

If X-Men No. 1 wasn’t starting, Absolute Power: Task Force VII would have been the pick of the week. According to ComiXology, this bi-weekly story will be told through the eyes of Amanda Waller, Brainiac, and Zur-En-Arrh (the Trinity of Evil). Seeing their perception of things will give readers a new perspective on this DC Comics crossover.

Avengers No. 16

  • Writer: Jed MacKay
  • Artist: C.F. Villa

This is the final issue of Avengers before Blood Hunt ends and Storm joins Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Plus, we learn if this is the issue where Captain America decides to create his new team. A lot is going on with The Avengers and this is a must-read!

Daredevil No. 11

  • Writer: Saladin Ahmed
  • Artist: Aaron Kuder

During Daredevil No. 10, Wilson Fisk beats Daredevil and throws him down an elevator shaft. Does the Man Without Fear have enough to get up and keep fighting? If that isn't bad enough, as Daredevil is out cold, Father Javi calls Matt to tell him one of their kids, Jason, left the Saint Nicholas Youth Home and tells him to ask Father Matthew (Daredevil) why.

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