New Comic Book Releases for June 12, 2019

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s comic book release day! Here are some of the most exciting issues coming out. For a complete list, head over to Midtown Comics.

Not sure where to buy your comics? Check out Comic Shop Locator for shops near you. If you don’t live in an area with a local shop, you can purchase from Midtown Comics, directly from the publisher, or through Comixology if you prefer digital copies.

The highlighted issues are the ones that I’d personally recommend.



Marvel

  • Age of Conan Belit Queen of the Black Coast #4 by Tini Howard and Kate Niemczyk
  • Age of X-Man Apocalypse and the X-tracts #4 by Tim Seeley and Salva Espin
  • Age of X-Man Marvelous X-Men #5 by Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson, and Marco Failla
  • The Amazing Spider-Man Vol 5 #23 by Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley
  • Asgardians of the Galaxy #10 by Cullen Bunn and Luca Maresca
  • Champions Vol 3 #6 by Jim Zub and Juanan Ramirez
  • Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Vol 2 #7 by Tom Taylor and Ken Lashley
  • Giant-Man #3 by Leah Williams and Marco Castiello
  • Immortal Hulk #19 by Al Ewing and Joe Bennett
  • Invaders Vol 3 #6 by Chip Zdarsky and Carlos Magno
  • Ironheart #7 by Eve Ewing and Luciano Vecchio
  • Major X #5 by Rob Liefeld and Brent Peeples
  • Marvel Tales Spider-Man #1 by Stan Lee and John Romita Sr
  • Punisher Vol 11 #12 by Matthew Rosenberg and Szymon Kudranski
  • Silver Surfer Black #1 by Donny Cates and Tradd Moore
  • Spider-Man Life Story #4 by Chip Zdarsky and Mark Bagley
  • Star Wars Vader Dark Visions #5 by Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum and Geraldo Borges
  • Superior Spider-Man Vol 2 #7 by Christos Gage and Lan Medina
  • Symbiote Spider-Man #3 by Peter David and Greg Land
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol 2 #45 by Ryan North and Derek Charm
  • Venom Vol 4 #15 by Cullen Bunn, Iban Coello Alberto, Jimenez Alburquerque
  • X-Force Vol 5 #9 by Ed Brisson and Dylan Burnett

DC


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  • Gogor #2 by Ken Garing
  • Gunning for Hits #6 by Jeff Rougvie and Moritat
  • Infinite Dark #7 by Ryan Cady and Andrea Mutti
  • Oblivion Song #16 by Robert Kirkman and Lorenzo De Felici
  • Outer Darkness #7 by John Layman and Afu Chan
  • Prodigy #6 by Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque
  • Ride Burning Desire #1 by Doug Wagner, Daniel Hillyard, and Adam Hughes
  • Sonata #1 by David Hine, Brian Haberlin, and Geirrod Van Dyke
  • Unnatural #10 by Mirka Andolfo

IDW

  • Amber Blake #4 by Jade Lagardère and Butch Guice
  • Disney Comics & Stories #5 by Andrea Castellan and Andrea Ferraris
  • GI Joe A Real American Hero #263 by Larry Hama and Netho Diaz
  • Glow #2 by Tini Howard and Hannah Templer
  • Goosebumps Horror of the Witch House #2 by Denton J. Tipton, Matthew Dow Smith, and Chris Fenoglio
  • Marvel Action Spider-Man #5 by Erik Burnham and Christopher Jones
  • My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #78 by Katie Cook and Andy Price
  • Star Trek Q Conflict #5 by Scott Tipton, David Tipton, and David Messina
  • Transformers Vol 4 #7 by Brian Ruckley and Cachet Whitman
  • V-Wars God of Death One Shot by Jonathan Maberry and Alex Milne



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New Comic Book Releases for May 29th

mahdiar-mahmoodi-573573-unsplash.jpgIt’s Wednesday, which means it’s comic book release day! Here are some of the most exciting issues coming out. For a complete list, head over to Midtown Comics.

Not sure where to buy your comics? Check out Comic Shop Locator for shops near you. If you don’t live in an area with a local shop, you can purchase from Midtown Comics, directly from the publisher, or through Comixology if you prefer digital copies.

The highlighted issues are the ones that I’d personally recommend.



Marvel

 

  • Age of X-Man X-Tremists #4 by Leah Williams and George Jeanty
  • Amazing Spider-Man Vol 5 #22 by Nick Spencer and Humberto Ramos
  • Black Panther Vol 7 #12 by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jen Bartel
  • Daredevil Vol 6 #6 by Chip Zdarsky and Lalit Kumar Sharma
  • Fantastic Four Vol 6 #10 by Dan Slott and Paco Medina
  • Giant-Man #2 by Leah Williams and Marco Castiello
  • Immortal Hulk #18 by Al Ewing and Joe Bennett
  • Magnificent Ms Marvel #3 by Saladin Ahmed and Minkyu Jung
  • Major X #4 by Rob Liefeld and Brent Peebles
  • Marvel Rising #3 by Nilah Magruder and Roberto Di Salvo
  • Marvels Spider-Man City at War #3 by Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum and Michele Bandini
  • Star Wars Vol 1 #108 by Matthew Rosenberg and Giuseppe Camuncoli
  • Star Wars Vader Dark Visions #4 by Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum and Stephen Mooney
  • Superior Spider-Man Vol 2 #6 by Christos Gage and Mike Hawthorne
  • Thanos Vol 3 #2 by Tini Howard and Ariel Olivetti
  • Thor Vol 5 #13 by Jason Aaron and Michael Del Mundo
  • War of the Realms Spider-Man and the League of Realms #2 by Sean Ryan and Nico Leon
  • War of the Realms War Scrolls #2 by Jason Aaron and Andrea Sorrentino
  • Wolverine Long Night Adaptation #5 by Ben Percy and Marcio Takara
  • X-23 Vol 3 #12 by Mariko Tamaki and Diego Olortegui
  • X-Men Grand Design X-Tinction #1 by Ed Piskor

DC

 

 

  • Batman Last Knight on Earth #1 by Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, and Jonathan Glapion
  • Catwoman Vol 5 Annual #1 by Joelle Jones and Elena Casagrande
  • Detective Comics Vol 2 Annual #2 by Peter J. Tomasi and Travis Moore
  • Dog Days of Summer #1 by various
  • Doomsday Clock #10 by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank
  • Heroes in Crisis #9 by Tom King, Clay Mann, and Mitch Gerads
  • Superman Leviathan Rising Special #1 by various
  • Wild Storm #23 by Warren Ellis and Jon Davis-Hunt

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  • Ascender #2 by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
  • Black Science #40 by Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera, and Moreno DiNisio
  • Spawn #297 by Todd McFarlane and Jason Shawn Alexander

IDW

 

  • Amber Blake #3 by Jade Lagardere and Butch Guice
  • Dick Tracy Forever #2 by Michael Avon Oeming
  • Marvel Action Classics Spider-Man Two-in-One #1 by Marc Sumerak, Peter David, David Nakayama, and Mike Norton
  • My Little Pony Spirit of the Forest #1 by Ted Anderson and Brenda Hickey
  • Punks Not Dead Londono Calling #4 by David Barnett and Martin Simmonds
  • Star Trek Year Five #2 by Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, and Stephen Thompson
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Urban Legends #13 by Gary Carlson and Frank Fosco
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol 5 #94 by Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman, and Dave Wachter
  • Transformers Vol 4 #6 by Brian Ruckley and Bethany McGuire-Smith
  • Uncle Scrooge Vol 2 #45 by Francesco Artibani and Alessandro Perina



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New Comic Book Releases for May 22, 2019

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It’s Wednesday, which means it’s comic book release day! Here are some of the most exciting issues coming out. For a complete list, head over to Midtown Comics.

Not sure where to buy your comics? Check out Comic Shop Locator for shops near you. If you don’t live in an area with a local shop, you can purchase from Midtown Comics, directly from the publisher, or through Comixology if you prefer digital copies.

The highlighted issues are the ones that I’d personally recommend.



Marvel

  • Age of X-Man Amazing Nightcrawler #4 by Seanan McGuire and Juan Frigeri
  • Asgardians of the Galaxy #9 by Cullen Bunn and Paolo Villanelli
  • Avengers Vol 7 #19 by Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness
  • Doctor Strange Vol 5 #14 by Mark Waid and Barry Kitson
  • Marvel Comics Presents Vol 3 #5 by Charles Soule and Paulo Siqueira
  • Miles Morales Spider-Man #6 by Saladin Ahmed and Javi Garron
  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #43 by Brandon Montclare, Ray-Anthony Height, and Gustavo Duarte
  • Mr & Mrs X #11 by Kelly Thompson and Oscar Bazaldua 
  • Runaways Vol 5 #21 by Rainbow Rowell and Andres Genolet
  • Shuri #8 by Nnedi Okorafor and Rachael Stott
  • Star Wars Age of Rebellion Jabba the Hutt #1 by Emilio Laiso, Marco Turini, and Roland Boschi
  • Star Wars Galaxys Edge #2 by Ethan Sacks and Will Sliney
  • Tony Stark Iron Man #11 by Dan Slott and Valerio Schiti
  • Unstoppable Wasp Vol 2 #8 by Jeremy Whitley and Gurihiru
  • Venom Vol 4 #14 by Cullen Bunn and Iban Coello
  • War of the Realms Journey into Mystery #3 by Clint McElroy and Andre Araujo
  • War of the Realms New Agents of Atlas #2 by Greg Pak and Gang Hyuk Lim
  • War of the Realms Punisher #2 by Gerry Duggan and Marcelo Ferreira
  • War of the Realms Strikeforce Land of Giants #1 by Tom Taylor and Jorge Molina 
  • War of the Realms Uncanny X-Men #2 by Matthew Rosenberg and Pere Perez
  • Wolverine Infinity Watch #4 by Gerry Duggan and Andy MacDonald
  • X-Force Vol 5 #8 by Ed Brisson and Dylan Burnett

DC

  • Action Comics Vol 2 #1011 by Brian Michael Bendis and Steve Epting
  • Batgirl Vol 5 #35 by Mairghread Scott, Paul Pelletier, and Norm Rapmund
  • Batman Beyond Vol 6 #32 by Dan Jurgens, Rick Leonardi, and Ande Parks
  • Books of Magic Vol 3 #8 by Kat Howard and Tom Fowler
  • Detective Comics Vol 2 #1004 by Peter J. Tomasi, Brad Walker, and Andrew Hennessy
  • Dial H For Hero #3 by Sam Humphries and Joe Quinones
  • Flash Vol 5 #71 by Joshua Williamson and Howard Porter
  • Freedom Fighters Vol 3 #6 by Robert Venditti and Eddy Barrows
  • Justice League Dark Vol 2 #11 by James Tynion IV, Alvaro Eduardo Martinez Bueno, and Raul Fernandez
  • Looney Tunes Vol 3 #249 by Derek Fridolfs and David Alvarez
  • Martian Manhunter Vol 5 #5 by Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo
  • Scooby-Doo Team-Up #48 by Sholly Fisch and Dario Brizuela
  • Silencer #17 by Dan Abnett and V Kenneth Marion
  • Terrifics #16 by Gene Luen Yang and Stephen Segovia
  • Wonder Woman Vol 5 #71 by G. Willow Wilson, Cary Nord, and Mick Gray

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  • Assassin Nation #3 by Kyle Starks and Erica Henderson
  • Cyberforce Vol 5#10 by Bryan Hill, Matt Hawkins, and Atilio Rojo
  • Gasolina #18 by Sean Mackiewicz, Niko Walter, and Mat Lopes
  • Middlewest #7 by Skottie Young and Jorge Corona
  • Monstress #22 by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda
  • Redneck #20 by Donny Cates, Lisandro Esterren, and Dee Cunniffe
  • Rumble Vol 2 #12 by John Arcudi and David Rubin
  • Savage Dragon Vol 2 #244 by Erik Larsen
  • Warning #7 by Edward Laroche

IDW

  • Clue Candlestick #1 by Dash Shaw
  • Ghost Tree #2 by Bobby Curnow and Simon Gane
  • GI Joe A Real American Hero #262 by Larry Hama and Netho Diaz
  • Road of Bones #1 by Rich Douek and Alex Cormack
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Vol 3 #17 by Ian Flynn and Tracy Yardley
  • Star Trek Q Conflict #4 by Scott Tipton, David Tipton, and David Messina



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New Comic Book Releases for May 15

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It’s Wednesday, which means it’s comic book release day! Here are some of the most exciting issues coming out. For a complete list, head over to Midtown Comics.

Not sure where to buy your comics? Check out Comic Shop Locator for shops near you. If you don’t live in an area with a local shop, you can purchase from Midtown Comics, directly from the publisher, or through Comixology if you prefer digital copies.

The highlighted issues are the ones that I’d personally recommend.


Marvel

  • Age of X-Man Marvelous X-Men #4 by Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson, and Marco Failla
  • Age of X-Man Nextgen #4 by Ed Brisson and Marcus To
  • Amazing Spider-Man Vol 5 #21 by Nick Spencer and Gerardo Sandoval
  • Black Widow Vol 7 #5 by Jen Soksa, Slvia Soska, and Falviano
  • Daredevil Vol 6 #5 by Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto
  • Giant-Man #1 by Leah Williams and Marco Castiello
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 5 #5 by Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw
  • Immortal Hulk #17 by El Ewing and Joe Bennett
  • Ironheart #6 by Eve Ewing and Kevin Libranda
  • Marvel Tales Iron Man #1 by Stan Lee, Don Heck, and John Romita Jr
  • Old Man Quill #5 by Ethan Sacks and Robert Gill
  • Spider-Man Life Story #3 by Chip Zdarsky and Mark Bagley
  • Star Wars Age of Rebellion Lando Carlissian #1 by Greg Pak and Matteo Buffagni
  • Star Wars Tie Fighter #2 by Jody Houser, Roge Antonia, and Joshua Cassara
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #66 by Kieron Gillen
  • Uncanny X-Men Vol 5 #18 by Matthew Rosenberg and Carlos Villa
  • War of the Realms #4 by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman
  • War of the Realms Spider-Man and the League of Realms #1 by Sean Ryan and Nico Leon
  • War of the Realms Strikeforce War Avengers #1 by Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum, Kim Jacinto, and Ario Anindito

DC

  • American Carnage #7 by Bryan Hill and Leandro Fernandez
  • Aquaman Vol 6 #48 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Viktor Bogdanovic
  • Batman Vol 3 by Tom King and Yanick Paquette
  • High Level #4 by Rob Sheridan, Barnaby Bagenda, and Romulo Fajardo
  • Justice League Vol 4 #24 by James Tynion IV and Francis Manapul
  • Lucifer Vol 3 #8 by Dan Waters and Max Fiumara
  • Naomi #5 by Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker, and Jamal Campbell
  • Nightwing Vol 4 #60 by Dan Jurgens and Chris Mooneyham
  • Pearl #9 by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos
  • Superman Vol 6 #11 by Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado, and Ivan Reis
  • Teen Titans Go Vol 2 #34 by Sholly Fisch, Ivan Cohen, Erich Owen, and Sarah Leuver
  • Teen Titans Vol 6 #30 by Adam Glass and Bernhard Chang

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  • Farmhand #8 by Rob Guillory and Taylor Wells
  • Gideon Falls #13 by Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, and Dave Stewart
  • Kick-Ass Vol 4 #14 by Steve Niles and Marcelo Frusin
  • Little Bird #3 by Darcy Van Poelgeest and Ian Bertram
  • Low #22 by Rick Remender, Greg Tocchini, and Dave McCraig
  • Oblivion Song #15 by Robert Kirkman, Lorenzo De Felici, and Annalisa Leoni
  • Port of Earth #10 by Zack Kaplan and Adrea Mutti
  • Skyward #13 by Joe Henderson, Lee Garbett, and Antonio Fabela

IDW

  • Tangled the Series Hair and Now #2 by Katie Cook and Eduard Petrovich
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder in Hell #3 by Mateus Santolouco and Mateus Santolouco
  • Transformers Vol 4 #5 by Brian Ruckley, Angel Hernandez, and Cachet Whitman

Dark Horse

  • American Gods Moment of the Storm #2 by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell
  • Calamity Kate #3 by Magdalene Visaggio, Corin Howell, and Valentina Pinto
  • Disney Incredibles 2 Secret Identities #2 by Christos Gage and Jean Claudio-Vinci
  • Joe Golem Occult Detective Conjurors #1 by Mike Mignola, Chris Golden, Peter Bergting, and Michelle Madsen
  • Last Stop on the Red Line #1 by Paul Maybury, Sam Lotfi, and John Rauch



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New Comic Book Releases for the Week of January 9th

I apologize for this being a few days late!

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s comic book release day! Here are some of the most exciting issues coming out. For a complete list, head over to Midtown Comics.

Not sure where to buy your comics? Check out Comic Shop Locator for shops near you. If you don’t live in an area with a local shop, you can purchase from Midtown Comics, directly from the publisher, or through Comixology if you prefer digital copies.

The highlighted issues are the ones that I’d personally recommend.


Marvel

  • Avengers Vol 7 #12 by Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness, and Cory Smith
  • Black Order #3 by Derek Landy and Philip Tan
  • Captain Marvel Vol 9 #1 by Kelly Thompson and Carmen Nunez Carnero
  • Domino Vol 3 #10 by Gail Simone
  • Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Vol 2 #1 by Tom Taylor, Juan Cabal, and Marcelo Ferreira
  • Iceman Vol 4 #5 by Sina Grace and Nathan Stockman
  • Man Without Fear #2 by Jed MacKay and Stefano Landini
  • Marvel Presents #3 Guardians of the Galaxy Facsimile Edition by Steve Gerber and Al Milgrom
  • Marvel Avengers Endgame Prelude #2 by Will Corona Pilgrim and Paco Diaz
  • Miles Morales Spider-Man #2 by Saladin Ahmed and Javier Garron
  • Punisher Vol 11 #6 by Matthew Rosenberg and Szymon Kudranski
  • Spider-Gwen Ghost Spider #4 by Seanan McGuire and Rosi Kampe
  • Star Wars Age of Republic Jango Fett #1 by Jody Houser and Luke Ross
  • Thor Vol 5 #9 by Jason Aaron and Michael Del Mundo 
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol 2 #40 
  • Uncanny X-Men Vol 5 #9 by Ed Brisson and Yildiray Cinar
  • Web of Venom Unleashed #1 by Ryan Stegman, Kyle Hotz, and Juan Gedeon
  • X-23 Vol 3 #8 by Mariko Tamaki and Diego Olortegui

DC

  • Adventures of the Super Sons #6 by Peter J. Tomasi and Scott Godlewski
  • Batman Kings of Fear #6 by Scott Peterson and Kelley Jones
  • Batman Vol 3 #62 by Tom King and Travis Moore
  • Curse of Brimstone #10 by Justin Jordan, Eduardo Pansica, and Philip Tan
  • Deathstroke Vol 4 #39 by Christopher Priest and Fernando Pasarin
  • Green Arrow Vol 7 #48 by Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, and Javi Fernandez
  • Green Lantern Vol 6 #3 by Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp
  • Harley Quinn Vol 3 #57 by Sam Humphries and John Timms
  • Justice League Vol 4 #15 by James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, Jim Cheung
  • Martian Manhunter Vol 5 #2 by Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo
  • Nightwing Vol 4 #56 by Scott Lobdell, Fabian Nicieza, and Garry Brown
  • Suicide Squad Black Files #3 by Mike W. Barr, Jai Nitz, and Philippe Briones
  • Unexpected Vol 2 #8 by Steve Orlando and Ronan Cliquet
  • Young Justice Vol 3 #1 by Brian Michael Bendis and Patrick Gleason
  • United States vs Murder Inc #5 by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming
  • Dreaming Vol 2 #5 by Simon Spurrier and Bilquis Evely

Dark Horse

  • Aliens Dust to Dust #4 by Gabriel Hardman
  • Gods of War Vol 2 #3 by Chris Roberson, Tony Parker, and Dan Jackson
  • Joe Golem Occult Detective Drowning City #5 by Mike Mignola, Chris Golden, and Peter Bergting
  • LaGuardia #2 by Nnedi Okorafor and Tana Ford
  • Predator Hunters II #4 by Chris Warner, Agustin Padilla, and Neeraj Menon
  • Tom Clancys Division Extremis Malis #1 
  • William Gibsons Alien 3 #3 by Johnnie Christmas, William Gibson, and Tamra Bonvillain

IDW

  • Atomic Robo and the Dawn of a New Era #1 by Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener
  • Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers #5 by Joe Lansdale and Tadd Galusha
  • Ducktales Vol 4 #16 by Steve Behling and Gianfranco Florio
  • Euthanauts #5 by Tini Howard and Nick Robles
  • House Amok #4 by Christopher Sebela and Shawn McManus
  • Star Wars Adventures Destroyer Down #3 by Scott Beatty, Derek Charm, and Jon Sommariva
  • Uncle Scrooge My First Millions #4 by Fausto Vitaliano and Giampaolo Soldati
  • League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Tempest #4 by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill

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  • Auntie Agathas Home for Wayward Rabbits #3 by Keith Giffen and Benjamin Roman
  • Birthright #35 by Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan, and Adriano Lucas
  • Bitter Root #3 by David Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Greene
  • Blackbird #4 by Sam Humphries and Jen Bartel
  • Bully Wars #5 by Skottie Young and Aaron Conley
  • Cemetery Beach #5 by Warren Ellis and Jason Howard
  • Criminal Vol 3 #1 by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, and Jacob Phillips
  • Curse Words #19 by Charles Soule and Ryan Browne
  • Die #2 by Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans
  • Gunning for Hits #1 by Jeff Rougvie and Moritat
  • Hit-Girl Vol 2 #12 by Rafael Albuquerque and Rafael Scavone
  • Kick-Ass Vol 4 #11 by Steve Niles and Marcelo Frusin
  • Last Siege #8 by Landry Q. Walker and Justin Greenwood
  • Murder Falcon #4 by Daniel Warren Johnson and Mike Spicer
  • Oblivion Song #11 by Robert Kirkman, Lorenzo De Felici, and Annalisa Leoni
  • Outer Darkness #3 by John Layman and Afu Chan
  • Prodigy #2 by Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque
  • Rose #16 by Meredith Finch and Ig Guara
  • Self Made #2 by Matt Groom, Eduardo Ferigato, and Marcello Costa
  • Sleepless #11 by Sarah Vaugh, Leila Del Duca, and Alissa Sallah
  • Freeze #2 by Dan Wickline and Phil Sevy

Comic Book Releases for January 2, 2019

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s comic book release day! Here are some of the most exciting issues coming out. For a complete list, head over to Midtown Comics.

Not sure where to buy your comics? Check out Comic Shop Locator for shops near you. If you don’t live in an area with a local shop, you can purchase from Midtown Comics, directly from the publisher, or through Comixology if you prefer digital copies.

The highlighted issues are the ones that I’d personally recommend.


Marvel

  • Champions Vol 3 #1 by Jim Zub and Steven Cummings
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol 4 #1 by Jason Aaron and Mahmud A. Asrar
  • Deadpool Vol 6 #8 by Skottie Young and Nic Klein
  • Immortal Hulk #11 by Al Ewing and Joe Bennett
  • Infinity Wars Infinity #1 by Gerry Duggan and Mark Bagley
  • Killmonger #3 by Bryan Edward Hill and Juan Ferreyra
  • Man Without Fear #1 by Jed MacKay and Danilo Beyrouth
  • Marvel Knights 20th #5 by Donny Cates, Matthew Rosenberg, and Niko Henrichon
  • Marvel Super Hero Adventures Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse #1 by Daniel Kibblesmith
  • Marvel Tales Fantastic Four #1 by Stan Lee, John Byrne, and Jack Kirby
  • Mr & Mrs X #7 by Kelly Thompson and Oscar Bazaldua
  • Runaways Vol 5 #17 by Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka
  • Shatterstar #4 by Tim Seeley, Carlos Villa, and Gerardo Sandoval
  • Star Wars Age of Republic Obi-Wan Kenobi #1 by Jody Houser and Cory Smith
  • Star Wars Han Solo Imperial Cadet #3 by Robbie Thompson and Leonard Kirk
  • Tony Stark Iron Man #7 by Dan Slott and Valerio Schiti
  • Uncanny X-Men Vol 5 #8 by Ed Brisson and R. B. Silva
  • Winter Soldier Vol 2 #2 by Kyle Higgins and Rod Reis
  • Wolvering Long Night Adaptation #1 by Benjamin Percy and Marcio Takara

DC

  • Action Comics Vol 2 #1006 by Brian Michael Bendis and Ryan Sook
  • Batgirl Vol 5 #30 by Mairghread Scott, Paul Pelletier, and Norm Rapmund
  • Batman Beyond Vol 6 #27 by Dan Jurgens, Brett Booth, and Norm Rapmund
  • Detective Comics Vol 2 #995 by Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke, and Jaime Mendoza
  • The Flash Vol 5 #61 by Joshua Williamson and Christian Duce
  • Heroes in Crisis #4 by Tom King and Clay Mann
  • Injustice vs The Masters of the Universe #6 by Tim Seeley and Freddie Williams II
  • Justice League Odyssey #4 by Joshua Williamson and S-bis
  • Old Lady Harley #3 by Frank Tieri and Inaki Miranda
  • Raven Daughter of Darkness #11 by Mary Wolfman and Pop Mahn
  • Scooby-Doo Team-Up #45 by Sholly Fisch and Dario Brizuela
  • Silencer #12 by Dan Abnett and Jack Herbert
  • The Terrifics #11 by Jeff Lemire and Viktor Bogdanovic
  • Titans Vol 3 #32 by Dan Abnett and Clayton Henry
  • Wonder Woman Vol 5 #61 by G. Willow Wilson and Xermanico
  • Scarlet Vol 2 #5 by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev
  • Books of Magic Vol 3 #3 by Kat Howard and Tom Fowler
  • Hex Wives #3 by Ben Blacker and Mirka Andolfo

Dark Horse

  • BPRD Devil You Know #12 by Mike Mignola, Scott Allie, Laurence Campbell, and Christopher Mitten
  • Halo Lone Wolf #1 by Anne Toole, Kieran McKeown, and JL Straw
  • Olivia Twist #4 by Darin Strauss, Adam Dalva, Emma Vieceli, and Lee Loughridge
  • Stranger Things #4 by Jody Houser and Stefano Martino
  • Sword Daughter #5 by Brian Wood and Mack Chater
  • Umbrella Academy Hotel Oblivion #4 by Gerard Way, Gabriel Ba, and Nick Filardi
  • Whispering Dark #3 by Christofer Emgard and Tomas Aira

IDW

  • Crowded #6 by Christopher Sebela and Ro Stein
  • Errand Boys #4 by D.J. Kirkbride and Nikos Koutsis
  • Gasolina #14 by Sean Mackiewicz, Niko Walter, and Mat Lopes
  • Low #20 by Rick Remender, Greg Tocchini, and Dave McCaig
  • Redneck #18 by Donny Cates, Lisandro Estherren, and Dee Cunniffe
  • Savage Dragon Vol 2 #241 by Erik Larsen
  • Unnatural #6 by Mirka Andolfo
  • Walking Dead #187 by Robert Kirman and Charlie Adlard

 

Doctor Strange: The Oath – A Comic Series Review

“The firm footing of rational thought has its place, Watson, but when dealing with the enchanted one must take the occasional leap of faith.”

The Series

 

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Doctor Strange: The Oath by Brian K. Vaughn, art by Marcos Martin
Published in 2007 by Marvel
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What It Is

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The Oath is a five-part comic series that was released in 2007 and was written by Brian K. Vaughn (most recently known for his work on Saga), with art by Marcos Martin.

Doctor Strange discovers that his faithful assistant and best friend, Wong, has a very rare and untreatable brain tumor, and is determined to use every resource at his disposal to find a cure. During his quest, he discovers a powerful, magical potion, known as Otkid’s Elixir.

Before he can administer the potion to Wong, Doctor Strange is shot and the potion is stolen. Wong drags Doctor Strange to the office of Night Nurse, who is actually a doctor, where she works to save Strange’s life while being pestered by his astral form.

Brigand is the name of the petty criminal-for-hire who shot Strange and stole the elixir, but Doctor Strange can sense that something’s not quite right. He shouldn’t have been taken down by someone as weak as Brigand, so who’s helping him? Mephisto, Nightmare, Mordo, Dormammu… there are so many people that could be behind this.

Doctor Strange, Wong, and Night Nurse team up to try to get the elixir back, discovering it’s true nature, and being forced to make a life-or-death decision.

My Thoughts

Doctor Strange is my favorite Marvel character, and since discovering Marvel Unlimited (which is amazing), I’ve been catching up on his backstory. I’m disappointed that it took me so long to get to this particular series because I really enjoyed it.

This series is one of the prime examples of what I love so much about Doctor Strange. He’s brilliant but rash and has learned from the mistakes of his past. There are plenty of quirky, funny moments, and Doctor Strange easily makes a name for himself as one of the most powerful figures in the Marvel universe.

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One of my favorite panels

The art by Marcos Martin is wonderful, and below are a few of my favorite panels. I particularly love the way Nightmare is drawn in this series:

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One aspect of the story that I liked was the commentary on the evils of the pharmaceutical industry. Much of the story is Doctor Strange fighting a representative of Timely Pharmaceuticals, who may have a bit more up his sleeve than just a medical degree.

Most comic books, especially those published by Marvel, start with a general introduction to the story, summarizing the previous few issues and a very brief biography of the character. Much of the time, it’s basically the same page in each individual issue, with a few minor adjustments made here and there as the story unfolds, but I really appreciated that in The Oath each issue has a unique introduction page. In most comic series I actually skip over that page, especially if I’ve been following the story since issue 1, but for this one, I ended up reading and enjoying the introductions.

My favorite thing about this series is that it’s a story of the friendship between Doctor Strange and Wong, and Strange’s promises to his friends and patients. Wong has always been an integral part of every Doctor Strange series, but this particular one does a great job of showing that.

Verdict

I’m giving this series a 5 out of 5 stars. I loved so much about it, and since it’s only five issues, it’s short enough to re-read frequently. This is a wonderful place to start if you’re new to Doctor Strange comics.

Are you a Doctor Strange fan? What’s your favorite issue or series?