Each week, ComicsXF staff offer their recommendations for what to read. New DC comics come out Tuesdays, everything else Wednesdays.
Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman #1: In our top “Future State” story this week, Diana takes on a new threat, the Undoing, at the end of time with help from writers Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad and artist Jen Bartel. Featuring a Nubia backup by L.L. McKinney and Alitha E. Martinez. ($5.99) Check out this piece seeking justice for Scarf Guy from Wonder Woman 1984.
Future State: Catwoman #1: To steal … a train?! Selina Kyle is out to foil the Magistrate’s prisoner-and-children-transport plans, courtesy of writer Ram V and artist Otto Schmidt. ($3.99) Check out the latest from Cori.
Future State: The Next Batman #2: Who is the next Batman? I mean it’s Tim Fox. We already knew that. Anyway, this issue features a Batgirls backup by CXF fave Vita Ayala and artist Aneke. Main story by John Ridley and Braga. Gotham City Sirens backup by Paula Sevenbergen and Emanuela Lupacchino. ($7.99) Previously, in Next Batman …
Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #1: Writer/actor/veteran/all-around badass Larry Hama F’s around and finds out what happens when someone kills the dragons that power the Heavenly Cities, as the Deadly Weapons (Fat Cobra? Fat Cobra!) team up to stop them. Art by Dave Wachter. ($3.99) Check out the latest from Justin.
I Breathed a Body #1: “It’s The Social Network meets Hellraiser,” says the solicit text. Now, the last time I fell for one of these, it was Home Sick Pilots, which promised Power Rangers meets The Shining. And it’s Zac Thompson (No One’s Rose, Lonely Receiver) and Andy MacDonald (Multiple Man). So, uh, sold, but it’s probably gonna disturb the shit outta me? ($4.99) Check out the latest from Zack.
Abbott 1973 #1: 1970s Detroit journalist Elena Abbott is BACK, unraveling a new supernatural mystery around the potential election of the city’s first Black mayor. Written by Saladin Ahmed (Miles Morales: Spider-Man) and drawn by Sami Kivela (Undone by Blood, or the Shadow of a Wanted Man) for BOOM Studios. ($3.99) Check out the latest from Dan.
Rorschach #4: The detective following Rorschach’s trail turns his eyes toward the vigilante’s female companion. Who is behind that domino mask, and what led her to team up with an old comic book creator to try to assassinate a controversial presidential candidate? And is anyone still reading this besides me and Vishal? ($4.99) Check out the latest from Vishal.
We Live #4: The fragile fantasy world created by Tala for her little brother Hototo finally crumbles under the cruel weight of reality. Tears are the only language left between them. The long journey to the extraction point suddenly reveals the open wound. Guys, this book about children sounds depressing AF. Written and drawn by the Miranda Brothers for AfterShock. ($3.99) Check out the latest from Ari.
TMNT: Best of Leonardo: It’s the best of Leonardo. It’s the best of Leonardo. It’s the best of Leonardo. Leader of the Turtles. Turtle power! ($5.99) Check out the latest from Will.
Pulp: Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ best of 2020 graphic novel about an Old West outlaw-turned-pulp writer who decides to screw over some Nazis on the way out gets a softcover reprint and a lower price point, so Will can stop complaining about how the hardcover price doesn’t match the length. ($12.99) Check out the latest from Forrest.
Dan Grote is the former editor and publisher of comics news site WMQ Comics and now edits the indie corner of ComicsXF. By day, he’s a newspaper editor, and by night, he’s … also an editor. He also co-hosts the weekly creator-interview podcast WMQ&A with Matthew Lazorwitz. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, two kids and two miniature dachshunds, and his third, fictional son, Peter Winston Wisdom.