With dozens of comic books to choose from, let us show you which are the best coming out this week. Take a look at this list spotlighting our favorite comics that we know are money-well-spent and new books that look cool and are backed by some top-tier talent.
Once you check out our picks, head to the comments to let us know what you’ll be buying this week!
Black Panther vs. Deadpool #1 – $3.99
Writer Daniel Kibblesmith | Artist Ricardo Lopez Ortiz | Cover Artist Ryan Benjamin (Marvel Comics)
Deadpool seems like he can hardly go a month without feuding with another Marvel hero. His latest team-up series pits Wade Wilson against none other than Black Panther. Given how radically different their personalities are, this seems like a rivalry worth exploring. The fact that the series is written by Daniel Kibblesmith, who previously entertained on the hilarious Lockjaw miniseries, is just added incentive to give this one a look.
Judge Dredd: Toxic #1 – $3.99
Writer Paul Jenkins | Artist Marco Castiello | Cover Artist Mark Buckingham (IDW Publishing)
IDW has done right by the Judge Dredd franchise in recent years, in large part because they’ve been good about selecting great creative teams to tell new stories. That looks to continue in IDW’s latest Dredd project, which pairs writer Paul Jenkins and artist Marco Castiello for a story heavy on the political allegory that’s so key to great Dredd tales. In this series, the death of a toxic waste worker sparks a new wave of anti-immigration fervor in Mega-City One.
Moon Knight #200 – $4.99
Writer Max Bemis | Artist Jacen Burrows | Cover Artist Becky Cloonan (Marvel Comics)
This is a very bittersweet release. On one hand, Moon Knight has been one of Marvel’s best (if also most underappreciated) titles over the past year. Seeing it reach the issue #200 is exciting. Unfortunately, this also appears to be the end of the road for the current volume, as Max Bemis and Jacen Burrows wrap up their saga and pit Marc Spector against some of his worst enemies. Here’s hoping for an epic finish, and one that leaves the door open for another Moon Knight comic in the near future.
Books of Magic #1 – $3.99
(W) Kat Howard (A) Tom Fowler (CA) Kai Carpenter (DC Comics)
The fourth and final pillar of DC’s new Sandman Universe imprint makes its debut this week. It’s been far too long since teen magician Tim Hunter has been at the forefront of the DCU. The new series will explore the clash between Tim’s teenage struggles and his grand destiny as a wizard. Complicating matters further is the fact that a group of cultists are trying to kill him, fearing that he’ll one day grow to threaten the entire magical world.
Even if you’ve never read a Books of Magic series before or don’t care about the larger Sandman Universe line, the elevator pitch with this series is simple. Tim Hunter was Harry Potter before Harry Potter existed. If you’ve been pining for a Potterverse comic of some sort, this may be the closest we ever get to that becoming a reality.