Hey all, we’re back this week with a handful of new titles being launched, featuring the highly anticipated debut of Wild’s End. We’ve also got the latest addition to the The Walking Dead, as well as the continuation of DC’s Futures End event. Now let’s get pullin’!
Wild’s End #1
Story by: Dan Abnett
Art by: I.N.J. Culbard
Publisher: Boom! Studios
For science fiction fans unfamiliar with the work of Dan Abnett, you’d be doing yourself a favor by getting well acquainted with his large embodiment of work. Working on titles such as 2000 AD, Nova, and War Machine, as well as being responsible for putting together the Guardians of the Galaxy team that we know and love today, Dan Abnett is joining forces with I.N.J. Culbard to bring us an all new series. Following the anthropomorphic characters of Clive, Gilbert, and Peter, the trio is put into survival mode when they have to escape an alien invasion in their small, 1930s English community and create a plan to fight back. This has been a series I have been looking forward to since it was first announced and previewed, and I cannot wait to get my hands on it, something you should do as well.
Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1
Story by: Paul Tobin
Art by: Juan Ferreyra, David Palumbo
Publisher: Dark Horse
For what it’s worth, I for one enjoyed Ridley Scott’s unofficial Alien prequel, Prometheus. Sure there were some things that didn’t make the most sense, but if you’re familiar enough with the franchise and had the patience to rewatch it a few times, everything made a lot more sense. With that being said, we have the debut of a story that takes place after the events from the first film. After the giant Prometheus ship never returned home, Weyland Corp. sent an all new team of LV-233 to investigate just what happened as they try to uncover even more of the mystery that was presented by the first crew. For fans of the series, this is a must read, as it may give some insight as to what might happen in the eventual sequel, Prometheus 2.
Teen Dog #1
Story by: Jake Lawrence
Art by: Jake Lawrence
Publisher: Boom! Studios
I like to take a break from the darkness every week and throw in something that is lighthearted and fun, and this week’s source of laughter comes from Teen Dog. It’s a new series written and drawn by Jake Lawrence, known for his web series Time Cowboy which also stars the same character. Based in a high school full of sports, angst, adolescence, and a talking teenage dog, this is sure to be a fun ride. One of the other reasons that I decided to add this issue to the list is because Bryan Lee O’Malley’s art style looks to be pulled straight from a 90s Nickelodeon cartoon.
The Walking Dead #131
Story by: Robert Kirkman
Art by: Charlie Adlard
Publisher: Image Comics
As the 22nd volume, A New Beginning, comes to a close with its second to last issue, things have been rather calm the for this story arc, but that’s surely about to change. After the time jump that happened at the end of All Out War, it’s going to be interesting to see where Robert Kirkman and company take the series with the addition of new characters and challenges being posted. It was anticipated that the arc following that madness that came in All Out War would be very calm in comparison, but A New Beginning has been rather lackluster, and the series seems to be missing some of the components that has made it great for so long. Let’s hope that things really start to make a turn for the better.
DC’s Futures End
Story by: Assorted
Art by: Assorted
Publisher: DC Comics
Once again, DC has a ton of Futures End edition series being released with limited run 3D holographic cover variants. This week’s list of issues consist of:
Batgirl Futures End #1
Batman Futures End #1
Bird Of Prey Futures End #1
Constantine Futures End #1
Green Lantern Corps Futures End #1
Infinity Man and the Forever People Futures End #1
Justice League United Futures End #1
New Suicide Squad Futures End #1
Superboy Futures End #1
Worlds’ Finest Futures End #1
What have your feelings been for ‘The Walking Dead’ as of late? Are you going to be picking up ‘Wild’s End?’ Let us know in the comments below.
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