It’s that time once again to go through the list of mentionable comics that made our shortlist for this week.
The Ballad of Kite Man sounds like one hell of a serenade (if he’s singing in the right key). If he’s dealing with the Batman, then he’ll hit all the wrong notes. This is part two of the “War of Jokes and Riddles” interlude. This is the making of a super villain! The Batman has pushed his snitch to the edge and has been nudged by the Joker to betray the Batman. Well, this guy snaps and now he’s going to pursue a life of crime. He’s lost everything else. Maybe he feels that a life of crime is a better way to go.
Slade the good guy and his band of superheroes are in trouble. In Defiance part three, the team begin to show signs of falling part under Deathstoke’s insanely rigorous leadership methods. Defiance is called into action after a cruise ship gets hijacked out to sea. Those are some crazy pirates (or whatever) for doing that. Well, Slade’s new crew has to sing or swim when they are put to the ultimate test.
Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Sinestro?! What in the world is going on here? This is “Fear Itself” part two and it’s looking grim for the man of steel. Superman’s only hope is the former greatest being of the Green Lanterns. It’s a game of thrones on Apokolips as the lords of the dreaded world battle each other to claim its rule. Lex Luthor is summoned back to the warring planet, and he will need Superman to help him reclaim a crown that he didn’t ask for. If that wasn’t bad enough, Lois is dealing with the Female Furies and Jon is facing the Children of the Firepits. Just another day in the life of The Kents.
THE WOODS #35
As the end nears for the GLADD Award-winning series, more lives are lost in the great battle between the alien moon and humanity itself.
ASSASSINS CREED DEFIANCE #7
This comic plans to give fresh insights into characters from the Assassins Creed universe. Delve deeper into this comic to find out more on Juhani Otso Berg, Galina Voronina, Kiyoshi Takakura and Arend Schut.
PENNY DREADFUL #5
Continues the storyline directly after the shocking events of the season 3 TV finale.
JOHN WICK #1
Part one of John Wick: Book of Rules. A young John Wick emerges from prison and begins his first, epic vendetta. He comes up against a strange, powerful community of assassins and must learn how to master the Book of Rules that guides their lethal business. For the first time, the origin story of John Wick comes to light and the questions around the Three Bills, Calamity and who John Wick was before he became the Baba Yaga may come to light.
STAR WARS ADVENTURES #1
This is an all ages comic that features two stories staring the galaxy’s favorite characters. The first story begins with Rey in her early adventures on Jakku. Why does everyone want to go back to that dusty ol’ planet? Oh well. There is a funny story around something that goes nutty with the clones.
MOTOR CRUSH #6
Critics love this comic and it returns with a new 6-issue arc. While Domino Swift struggles to comprehend her jump forward in time, her father’s story is shown in a back in time tale to understand more about his former racing career, why he is missing a leg and his secret connection to the machine narcotic Crush.
ROCKET GIRL #9
If Mark Miller digs this book, then maybe, just maybe, it’s worth a read.
“Land of the Blind” story arc starts with this issue. A mysterious invitation from a long-missing ally sends Daredeveil on a quest halfway around the world. What lies in store for The Man Without Fear may put the fear in him as he encounters a foe that his senses can’t detect.
DARTH VADER #5
The dark lord of the Sith is faced with his first and most vital test. This fallen Jedi must now come to grips with the power of the dark side.
GENERATIONS IRONMAN & IRONHEART #1
Tony Stark meets Riri Williams. As this legacy driven storyline continues, Ironheart learns more about the legend of Iron Man and what she may need to do as the new crimson and gold Avenger.
PREDATOR: HUNTERS #5
All of the survivors of the previous Predator encounters, the Hunter team, split up to take on a crazy number of threats as Dr. Bunting’s island ‘paradise’ gives up its horrifying secrets! This is an all out battle against the last Predator standing.
USAGI YOJIMBO #161
Things are getting crazy for Kitsune and her young apprentice Kiyoko as they find themselves caught in the middle of a murder mystery. Luckily for them, Usagi and Inspector Ishida are heading up the investigation. Can usage discover the culprit and clear the names of his sly friends or has Kisune lucky finally run out?
HARBINGER RENEGADE #7
Moving targets! ‘Massacre’ has claimed a life from the Renegades’ own ranks.