Each month I like to showcase some of the 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’s list features cyborg heroes, renegade surgeons, a rockin’ band, cult favourite misfits and much, much, more.
Which of these comics will you be reading? Don’t forget to tell me in the comments!
Tarzan On The Planet Of The Apes
Written by Tim Seeley and David Walker. Art by Fernando Dagnino. Published by Dark Horse Comics and Boom Studios.
Comics are the kind of medium in which almost anything can happen, and often does. Sometimes we get two properties meet, which on the surface, seem like a bizarre matching but when you think about it more make perfect sense. That happens to be the case with Tarzan On The Planet Of The Apes.
Both properties are made for jungle action and based on the solicitation text it appears they have found a concept that ties Tarzan and Caesar together. Originally the two were brothers until they were separated by slave traders. The pair are reunited when the war against man and ape ignites and sees these brothers on different sides of the conflict.
Tarzan On The Planet Of The Apes #1 is available from September 28th.
Written and art by Francis Manpul. Published by DC Comics.
What’s better than reading the Batman, Superman or Wonder Woman comics? Reading a series that teams up all three of them together. In this new DC Rebirth series written and masterfully rendered by Francis Manapul see DC Comics’ three biggest heroes as they faces foe that will test their relationship with each other.
The reason I’m excited about this series is because Francis Manapul is a wonderful artist. His art not only looks fantastic, but he knows how to use it for storytelling purposes. He’s also not afraid to experiment with panel and page layouts to create something that builds on the story.
Trinity #1 is available from September 21st
Written by Gerard Way. Art by Nick Derrington. Published by Young Animal.
For those unfamilar with Doom Patrol they are a band of oddballs and misfits whose gifts have caused them to be outcasts of society. Back in the late 80s-early 90s had a legendary run on the characters that has been unmatched since, but with this new series we might’ve found a contender. Enter the new Doom Patrol series written by My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way, whose writing is influenced by Morrison.
In this new series expect to see the wild and inventive ideas of the classic series return, with Way making plenty of his on imaginative inclusions of his own too.
Doom Patrol #1 is available from September 14th.
Written by John Semper Jr. Art by Paul Pelletier and Will Conrad. Published by DC Comics.
Once a star athlete, Vic Stone caught up in a horrible accident that destroyed half his body. Luckily, his body was able to be rebuilt thanks to advance technology. Now he is Cyborg, the mist advanced hero of the DC Universe!
This new series will explore how human he actually. Is he more machine than human? In order to answer that question he will have to take on an array of DC’s most high-tech threats.
Cyborg: Rebirth is available on September 7th followed by Cyborg #1 2 weeks later on September 21st.
Writen by Sara Kenney. Art by John Watkiss. Published by Image Comics.
Surgeon X is a series about a renegade surgeon in a violent dystopian world. The world is on the brink of medical collapse so drastic measures call for drastic surgery. If you’re looking for a medical drama that has plenty of edge then this series is for you.
It’s also worth noting that legendary Vertigo editor Karen Berger is editing this series. It’s not often that the editor is the selling point of a comic, but when you have an editor which is responsible for most of the classic series at Vertigo Comics you definitely pay attention.
Surgeon X #1 is available from September 28th.
Written by Jim Zub. Art by Djibril Morissette-Phan. Published by Image Comics.
This new Image series follows a middle-aged actress who is struggling to find role, losing out to the younger competition. Frustrated by the constant rejection she inadvertently channels a horrible creature from the water who is ready to feed on the shallow fame-obsessed culture.
If you’re looking for a new horror comic to sink your teeth into Glitterbomb is the one to read this month.
Glitterbomb #1 is available from September 7th.
Written by Cullen Bunn and John Barber. Art by Fico Ossio. Published by IDW Publishing.
Imagine if The Transformers, G.I Joe, Action Man, Micronauts and other of Hasbro’s much-loved characters all teamed up. That would be pretty cool, right? Well, this month it becomes a reality with this brand new miniseries event.
Explosions are going off all around Earth and it looks like the Transformers are to blame, but are they really? Or is there something more sinister at play, which will require the collective force of Hasbro’s entire line-up?
Revolution #1 is available from September 14th.
Josie and the Pussycats
Written by Marguerite Bennett and Cameron Deordio. Art by Audrey Mok. Published by Archie Comics.
Archie Comics has been doing a commendable job reinventing their classic characters for a modern audience with Archie, Jughead and Betty & Veronica. Now it’s time for Archie’s most rocking characters – Josie and the Pussycats. Expect plenty of fun with this as we follow the band on their journey from forming to rocking out at shows.
If you’re only experience of the band is the sub-par movie then you need to remedy this now. The comic will be a much more enjoyable experience.
Josie and the Pussycats #1 is available from September 28th.