New comic books hit store shelves every Wednesday morning. That’s why we’re here – the day before – with our picks for Tomorrow’s Top Comics!
Each week, Read a Comic Crew members assemble to highlight the comics we’re most looking forward to in our pull bins. See our favorites for Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017 after the fold.*
To kick things off, more than one of us this week are looking forward to…
Astonishing X-Men (2017) #5
Solicit: The Shadow King and Charles Xavier continue their twisted game in the astral plane, competing for the very lives of Gambit, Rogue, Old Man Logan, Fantomex, and Mystique. And back in the real world, this game is leaving lasting repercussions as Psylocke, Bishop and Angel attempt to defend London from Shadow King’s psychic attacks. With two of their allies fallen, can Xavier rally his X-Men for one final push against their foe?
Randy: Life of X continues and I am really excited to see how/if they are going to have Xavier come back from death in this series. The Shadow King is a great villain for this series too.
Travis: The only X-men book that I still get excited about currently 🙁
We’re also looking forward to these new comics:
Deadman (2017) #1
Solicit: When we last left Deadman, the true story had barely begun! Deadman’s death was unsolved, and his fate was intertwined with that of his parents and siblings. Even the Dark Night Detective couldn’t solve the mysteries of Boston Brand’s fantastic secrets! Now, Batman is back, confronting Deadman about who was really behind his death. Was Boston Brand’s assassination a test for the League of Assassins? Why does Batman think Ra’s al Ghul was involved? And why does Deadman need the help of Zatanna, Phantom Stranger, Dr. Fate and the Spectre to defend Nanda Parbat?
Phil: Neal Adams on Deadman? With Batman, Zatanna, Dr. Fate, and more? Count me in. This is a six issue series, and the alternate cover even glows in the dark!
The Flowers of Evil Vol. 1
Solicit: Edgy, intense, and romantic, The Flowers of Evil has been a reader favorite. This new combined edition will give fans a chance to reconnect with Kasuga, Saeki, and Nakamura as it explores the issues of bulling, loneliness, individuality, and identity. The routine of class and endless stupidity in a provincial town is taking a toll on middle-schooler Takao Kasuga. Though he gets along well enough with his peers, they’ll never begin to dig any of that reading business that’s his only true escape. What can he expect when he’s in love with foreign stuff like the poems of Charles Baudelaire? Yet his life threatens to take a turn for the worse when, in a moment of weakness, he finds and takes home the gym clothes of pretty, sweet, and smart Nanaka Saeki on whom he has a major crush. Witness to the theft is the oddest girl in class, who seems to consider the whole world a pile of excrement and to nurse a terribly sadistic streak. Collects volumes 1-3 of the original publication.
Travis: A manga that I loved from a few years ago. It’s a story of a kid growing up in a small town where he doesn’t belong.
Iron Fist (2017) #74
Solicit: Sabertooth’s grudging alliance with Iron Fist takes the duo on a butt-kicking spree as they try to locate the Book of the Iron Fist and its mysterious thief. Meanwhile, Choshin’s plan moves into phase 2, but before the issue’s over a wicked double-cross will change what you thought you knew!
Randy: I’ve always been a fan of Sabretooth and will jump at the chance to read this book. Ed Brisson has been doing a great job with the story.
Spider-Man (2016) #234
Solicit: Miles’ world has been shaken a lot lately, but nothing will compare to what the mysterious Iron-Spider and his brand new Sinister Six will do. Sandman, Hobgoblin, The Spot, Electro and Bombshell join this mystery villain to make Miles’ life a living hell.
Phil: Marvel Legacy, meet Miles Morales! The Sinister Six arrive for the first issue in a new arc. Good jumping on point for new readers, and three Marvel Primer pages!
THERE’S STILL MORE NEW COMICS
The above are just a fraction of this week’s books. Check out our resource – Fresh Comics – and let us know what you’re most looking forward to in the comments!
* Release dates/in-store availability are subject to change. If in doubt – call ahead before heading out to your local comic shop.