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.
Check out our picks, then head to the comments to let us know what you’ll be buying this week!
Young Justice #1 – $4.99
Writer Brian Michael Bendis | Artist Patrick Gleason (DC Comics)
Brian Michael Bendis has already enjoyed a successful first year at DC, steering the Superman franchise in exciting new directions and bringing his creator-owned Jinxworld imprint along for the ride. But this month Bendis kicks off what may well be his most exciting DC project yet. Young Justice hearkens back to the beloved teen superhero team of the late ’90s. At long last, Superboy, Robin, Wonder Girl and Impulse are together again.
Even better, Young Justice is just the opening salvo in an entire teen-focused imprint called Wonder Comics. We’re very excited to see what Bendis and his collaborators have in store in the months to come.
Captain Marvel #1 – $4.99
Writer Kelly Thompson | Artist Carmen Carnero | Cover Artist Amanda Conner (Marvel Comics)
Marvel has relaunched Captain Marvel’s solo series numerous times in recent years, but the latest incarnation is definitely one that should be on your radar. A brand new creative team is settling in with Carol Danvers this week, as West Coast Avengers writer Kelly Thompson and X-Men Red artist Carmen Carnero kick off a brand new era for the mighty hero. If you need a clean entry point into this franchise ahead of Carol’s MCU debut, this series should more than fit the bill.
Criminal #1 – $3.99
Writer Ed Brubaker | Artist Sean Phillips (Image Comics)
Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips seem determined to remain joined at the hip, and we couldn’t be happier. The biggest selling point with their latest comic book project is that it’s actually a return to their most beloved collaboration of all. Criminal is both a continuation of the previous series and a fresh starting point for this gritty noir saga. Vietnam veteran Teeg Lawless again steps to the forefront as he faces an uphill battle caused by none other than his own son. Best of all, this first issue offers a double-sized story and the obligatory back-matter content. Not a bad way to welcome back such a venerated Image series.
Atomic Robo & The Dawn of a New Era #1 – $3.99
Writer Brian Clevinger | Artist Scott Wegener (IDW Publishing)
Every new Atomic Robo miniseries does a good job of offering new readers an easy jumping-on point. But in this case, that fact is advertised right in the title. Atomic Robo & The Dawn of a New Era begins a new status quo for the hero as he settles down for a life of teaching and raising the A.I. he calls son. Sure nothing could go wrong to upset this quiet, domestic existence, right?
Batman #62 – $3.99
Writer Tom King | Artist Mitch Gerads (DC Comics)
The current Batman storyline is structured as a series of standalone one-shots, each allowing writer Tom king to collaborate with a different artist. The fact that issue #62 reunites King with Mister Miracle artist Mitch Gerads is really all you need to know. But if that’s not enough, there’s also the fact that this issue allows King the opportunity to tackle one of Batman’s most bizarre and deranged foes, Professor Pyg.
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1 – $4.99
Writer Tom Taylor | Artists Juan Cabal & Marcelo Ferreira | Cover Artist Andrew Robinson (Marvel Comics)
Does Marvel really need another monthly Spider-Man comic right now? Well, they sure do when that comic features a reunion of All-New Wolverine writer Tom Taylor and artist Juann Cabal. As the title suggests, this series focuses more on the day-to-day struggles of being Spider-Man and the ordinary people Peter Parker fights so hard to protect. Given all the great work we’ve seen from Taylor on icons like Wolverine, Batman and Superman, we can’t wait to see what he has planned for Spidey.
Turok #1 – $3.99
Writer Ron Marz | Artist Roberto Castro | Cover Artist Bart Sears (Dynamite Entertainment)
It’s been too long since dinosaur hunter extraordinaire Turok has put in an appearance on either the printed page or a gaming console. We wouldn’t hold your breath for the latter, but at least Dynamite is ringing in the new year by rebooting the Turok comic. This new series casts Turok as a vengeful warrior trying to rescue his brother from the US Cavalry in the waning days of the Indian Wars. But when both Turok and his targets find themselves stranded in a dinosaur-infested wonderland, that’s when things get really interesting. Whether you’re a hardcore Turok fan or are curious about this long-running franchise, this looks to be an ideal starting point.