Each month I like to showcase a batch of new comics that you should be reading. I try and make it varied, mixing up creative ideas, genres and different storytelling to create a list that will have something that will appeal to everyone. This month we have wrestlers, geeky heroes, super spies, ageing Batman, biblical violence, neon noir and much more.
Don’t forget to tell me in the comments below which comics you will be reading this month!
Written by G Willow Wilson. Art by Takeshi Miyazawa and Adrian Alphona. Published by Marvel Comics.
Marvel’s best new character in years is back with a new #1 allowing for anyone who has heard great things about this series to jump on easily. For those unfamiliar with Ms. Marvel, Kamala Kahn, she is a Pakistani-American teen hero who is still learning the ropes of superheroics, while juggling her family life and geeking out to all the heroes she meets. In this new series she has just joined The Avengers, but will it live up to everything she’s hoped for?
The previous volume of Ms. Marvel, which you can grab in collected formats, is very well written and a lot of fun and this new series, which has the same creative team, should continue this trend.
Ms. Marvel #1 is available from November 18th.
Written by Joe Keatinge. Art by Nick Barber. Published by Image Comics.
Wrestling is more than half-naked men hitting each other repeatedly, it’s a drama of high stakes. This new Image series by Joe Keatinge and Nick Barber explores that drama, but in all of it’s aspects in and out of the ring. Moving from different perspectives from not only the wrestlers, but those who they work with, and looks at the conflicts between business and art and what they’re willing to do for it.
If you’re a fan of professional wrestling you need to check out Ringside as it will probably be your new favourite comic.
Ringside #1 will be available from November 25th.
Wrath of the Eternal Warrior
Written by Robert Venditti. Art by Raul Allen. Published by Valiant Entertainment.
The Eternal Warrior is a immortal being who has walked the Earth for 5000 years, toppling civilisations and shaping history in his path. As a result he’s been a big part of the Earth’s history. But when he becomes stranded in an alien world he’ll have to hack and slash his way through a world that’s out of his understanding. This series promises to be big, action-packed and one of Valiant’s most ambitious titles yet.
Don’t worry if you’ve never read a Valiant comic before, jump right in and you will be fine.
Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #1 is available from November 18th.
Dark Knight III: The Master Race
Written by Brian Azzarello and Frank Miller. Art by Andy Kubert and Frank Miller. Published by DC Comics.
It’s time to return to the world that Frank Miller created almost 30 years ago for a second sequel to The Dark Knight Returns. While plot details have been scarce, what we do know id Dark Knight III will be 9 issues in length and each issue will have a mini comic woven into it featuring a guest artist each issue. The miniseries will also come in an optional special edition which will see each issue in hardcover, similar to a European comic release.
If you’ve read The Dark Knight Returns but not The Dark Knight Strikes Back then don’t worry as from what I can tell DC Comics will be focusing more on the original series than it’s sequel.
Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1 is available from November 25th.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Written by Larry Hama. Art by Marcelo Ferreira. Published by Dark Horse Comics.
In what is likely to be the biggest selling video game of the year, Call of Duty: Black Ops III is going to be everywhere. It’s even hitting comic books with a miniseries being published by Dark Horse Comics, which acts as a prequel to the upcoming video game. This will be written by Larry Hama who is famous for writing many of the classic G.I Joe comics.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III #1 is available from November 4th.
Written by Marjorie Liu. Art by Sana Takeda. Published by Image Comics.
Monstress is a steam-punk series set in an alternative 1900’s Asia in which giant monsters have taken over parts of the world. These giant monsters have tremendous powers, making them very desirable if controlled. But when a teenage girl discovers that she has a psychic bond with one of these monsters she becomes everyone’s target.
Sana Takeda’s art looks beautiful, full of detailed linework and atmospheric colours which take inspiration from comic from the east and west.
Monstress #1 is available November 4th.
Written by Warren Ellis. Art by Jason Masters. Published by Dynamite Entertainment.
It’s been a while since James Bond has starred in any comic books but with a brand new deal with Dynamite Entertainment and Ian Fleming Publications we should expect to see plenty more of him in the medium. The first of these comics is something to be excited about, with highly celebrated writer Warren Ellis and the talented Jason Masters working their special brand of magic on 007. Their first story is titled Vargr, which will see Bond deal with sinister forces after he takes the case of a fallen 00 agent.
If you’re excited for the upcoming James Bond movie, Spectre, then you’ll definitely need to check this comic out.
James Bond #1 is available from November 4th.
Usagi Yojimbo #150
Written and art by Stan Sakai. Published by Dark Horse Comics.
While I featured Usagi Yojimbo last month, it’s hard to not feature this classic series again when it reaches a milestone like this. Very few comics reach #150, especially in this day and age so it’s always exciting to see one happen. Don’t stress if you’ve never read the Ronin rabbit before as Stan Sakai is the master of making super accessible stories and is a fantastic cartoonist to boot.
Usagi Yojimbo #150 is available from November 18th.
Written by Jason Aaron. Art by R.M Guera. Published by Image Comics.
Welcome to world of violence, set thousands of years ago when it was kill or be killed. With prehistoric monsters and murderous hordes The Goddamned is set to be a story of biblical proportions. This scale of this first issue is so big that it has spilled over into 30 pages of story for the normal price.
If you like your comics with plenty of craziness then this is the one for you.
The Goddamned #1 is available from November 11th.
Written by Jeff Lemire. Art by Humberto Ramos. Published by Marvel Comics.
A new era for the X-Men starts here with the new flagship title, Extraordinary X-Men. Jumping eight months forward after the events of Secret Wars, the world has succumbed to the Inhuman Terrigan Mist which has started to make mutants sick. This comic will focus on a team which has a classic vibe including Storm, Nightcrawler, Iceman, Colossus, Old Man Logan and the young Jean Grey.
This is the perfect place to jump on if you’ve always wanted to read X-Men but didn’t know where to start.
Extraordinary X-Men #1 is available from November 4th.
Written by Mark Millar. Art by Rafael Albuquerque. Published by Image Comics.
Huck is a man with amazing abilities which he uses to help his little town everyday and in exchange they keep his abilities quiet. But when his secret is revealed it leads to a lot of unwanted attention from the media and people who want to see what all the fuss is about. As a result Huck heads off an adventure in what should be a feel-good story of 2015/2016. From everything I’ve heard about this series, it sounds like this will be Mark Millar’s (Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service) take on Forest Gump.
Huck #1 is available from November 18th.
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Mike Hawthorne. Published by Marvel Comics.
After a little time away Deadpool is back in his on ongoing comic. Deadpool fans old and new should dig this new series with Gerry Duggan, who’s been killing it on the character for the past three and a half years, containing to write the “Merc’ with a Mouth.” In this opening story Deadpool has somehow become the world’s most popular hero, how will he take advantage of this new-found popularity?
If you’re excited for the Deadpool movie but have never read a Deadpool comic before this is the prefect pace to jump on.
Deadpool #1 is available from November 4th.
Slash & Burn
Written by Si Spencer. Art by Max Dunbar. Published by Vertigo Comics.
The Vertigo semi-revival continues this month to include this new series about firefighter Rosheen Hayes who is struggling with an addiction to arson. While she struggles with her demons she must also help solve arson cases and stop fires at the same time. In a way it’s a like a bit like a firefighter version of Dexter, which sounds pretty interesting to me.
Slash & Burn #1 is available from November 11th.
Written by Dan Watters. Art by Caspar Wijngaard. Published by Image Comics.
Limbo is a new series from Image Comics which mixes the noir of the 1950s with neon glow of the 1980s. Throw in some voodoo and goat-eating TVs and you have a series that sounds like it will be full of imagination and crazy ideas.
Limbo #1 is available from November 11th.