Welcome back to Nerd Issues Weekly, where we give you the short list of which comics you need to be pulling each week. This week we’re featuring work by some new faces in Rachel Hastings with her new series based on a popular network TV show. Additionally, there’s work from more established writers in the industry such as Brian Michael Bendis with his ongoing run on Guardians of the Galaxy. Without further delay, let’s get started with our pulling.
Deep Gravity #2
Story by: Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko, Mike Richardson
Art by: Fernando Baldo, Nick Filardi
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Up first this week for our fresh batch of issues we’ve got Deep Gravity #2, a new science fiction miniseries from the people who brought you Star Wars: Legacy, Planet of the Apes, and 47 Ronin. Following the story of a young man known as Paxon as he treks across the galaxy to save the love of his life, Deep Gravity also shows different planets that offer different threats and obstacles along the way. In this issue, you can expect to see the dangers of cargo ships being in the path of meteors, and the gang is going to make their way out of this one alive.
Bob’s Burgers #1
Story by: Rachel Hastings
Art by: Frank Forte, Devin Roth
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
I’m sure nearly everyone is familiar with Bob’s Burgers given the buzz surrounding it, but how many of you knew they were actually making comic based on Fox’s hit series? With comics entering some really dark places from time to time, it’s always nice to break up all the seriousness with some harmless humor, which Bob’s Burgers #1 is sure to provide. Written by Rachel Hastings and featuring art by Frank Forte and Devin Roth, the new series is set be in-canon, and will also features stories that were crafted by the same writers and producers of the TV series.
Story by: Jim Zub
Art by: Steve Cummings
Publisher: Image Comics
Following suit with our previous installments of Nerd Issues Weekly, we’re featuring another all new series in Wayward, written by Jim Zub (Figment, Skullkickers, and Samurai Jack) and illustrated by Steve Cummings (Pathfinder, Deadshot). The story follows Rori Lane as she ventures to Japan in order to live with her mother, while at the same time starts to realize that she has some power hidden deep within her that she must learn to control before she hurts someone she loves. After glancing over the preview that was released a few months ago, the series seems to have a very Yu Yu Hakusho feel to it that is sure to be an awesome ride for any fan of supernatural adventures.
Deadpool vs. Carnage TPB
Story by: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Salva Espin, Glenn Fabry
Publisher: Marvel Comics
A showdown featuring two of Marvel’s most gruesome characters in Deadpool Carnage? I mean what more could you ask for in a miniseries? Combining all four issues of the short run by Cullen Bunn and Salva Espin, Deadpool vs. Carnage TPB also comes backed with the Superior Carnage Annual #1. In this issue, Cletus has been separated from the symbiote with it only being a matter of time before they are reunited. Be sure to pick up this trade for an action packed, blood-filled ride featuring two of Marvel’s most barbarous characters.
Guardians of the Galaxy #18
Story by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Ed McGuinness
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Last but not least, we’ve got the 18th issue of the Brian Michael Bendis lead Guardians of the Galaxy, which is also doubling as another Original Sin tie-in. With this issue, we can finally hope to get some closure and find out what the hell happened to Star-Lord while he was trapped in the Cancerverse, and how he was able to make it back out alive. The other big draw of this issue is that we may also see the return of the Richard Rider as Nova, and also finding out what happened to him in the first place.
What did you think of the latest issue of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy?’ What other issues are you pulling this week? Let us know in the comments below.
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