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, Oct 25, 2017 after the fold.*
The Beautiful Death #2
Solicit: The apocalypse has been and gone. The age of humanity is at an end. Horrifying insectile aliens from the depths of infinite space are now masters of the earth! What does resistance mean, when there’s nothing left to fight for? That’s what Wayne, Jeremiah and Scham, the only survivors of the devastating invasion, struggle with day after day – seeking a new purpose, a glimpse of a worthwhile future, to justify their futile presence in a ruined world as they pick through the remains of human civilization, keeping out of reach of the bugs, none of them suspect that they are part of a much larger plan, one that involves another, unknown survivor.
Jason: Insect apocalypse and humanity just ends. The series began last issue in the midst of the on-going story of three individuals. It is their survival that pulls the reader in, and allows us to honestly explore what it would mean to be human, or what possible survival of humanity might exist in the event of such a cataclysmic event. It is strange how easy it is to relate these characters in such an unrelatable situation. I am extremely looking forward to see what occurs in this next issue.
Black Crown Quarterly #1
Solicit: Everything you always wanted once a season is packed within these 48 pages including a two-sided pullout poster and a wraparound cover! Delight in regular continuing features like legit publications with literary pedigrees!
Phil: Hot on the heels of the much-talked about Kid Lobotomy comes the 2nd title from the Black Crown imprint. This one’s an anthology with some promising looking stories. Even comes with a pull-out poster!
Image + (2017) #3
Solicit: Volume two of the Diamond Gem Award-winning comics magazine IMAGE+ continues with all the hard-hitting content you love. This issue features another 80 pages of interviews, previews, and in-depth features, plus exclusive comics content.
Jason: Image+ continues to provide all the news about its publisher, and the publishing world it is published in. It also serves as a springboard for many great stories. Currently, Atomahawk, and part 3 of Wytches: The Bad Egg rank high on the list. The latter has not been what I was expecting at all. I am not a fan of horror comics. However, I did enjoy the plot twist from part two, and look forward to what comes next. I am also intrigued as to which 6 new series are being announced in this issue.
Solicit: Your ultimate guide to comics, graphic novels and pop-culture merchandise available from your local comic book shop… revealed up to 2 months in advance! Read detailed product descriptions and story-lines for hundreds comic books and graphic novels from the top comic book publishers.
Phil: 500+ pages of new comics previews? Count me in, then listen to our November Previews show coming soon!
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.