This week's batch is all about storytelling. Some of the best writers (not to mention artists) have some great issues lined up to further excite and titillate anxious readers. Few books do a better job of satiating their fans like Saga (#22) from Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples. Matt Kindt is a tour de force as writer and artist on Mind Mgmt (#25). Brian Wood, Garry Brown and Jordie Bellaire give The Massive (#26) its distinct look and feel as the series winds down. So many great people behind great stories this week.
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples The family is tested. Cover price $2.99.
Written by Greg Pak. Art and Cover by Jae Lee. A new arc begins following the events of 'FIRST CONTACT.' The worlds of Batman and Superman come to an explosive clash as something terrible happens to the World's Finest team, and a Dark Knight who is not quite himself must team up with Lois Lane to find a missing Man of Steel. Meanwhile, Selina Kyle encounters a person of amazing strength who has no idea who he is. Cover price $3.99.
Written by Matt Kindt. Art by Clayton Crain. Cover by Raul Allen. The most daring comic book launch of the year unleashes a cascade of shocking revelations as Rai rockets toward its second arc! In 4001 A.D., as the nation of Japan soars above the Earth, Rai unravels the mystery of the first murder in a thousand years…and discovers his own profound connection to the crime. Everything Rai knows - about his existence, about his country, and about the benevolent Father he serves - is about to be thrown out of orbit. Cover price $3.99.
Written by Jim Zub. Art by Steven Cummings and John Rauch. Cover by Steven Cummings and Ross Campbell. Rori Lane is trying to start a new life when she reunites with her mother in Japan, but ancient creatures lurking in the shadows of Tokyo sense something hidden deep within her, threatening everything she holds dear. Can Rori unlock the secrets of her power before it's too late? Cover price $3.50.
Written by Matt Hawkins. Art and Cover by Linda Sejic. In the aftermath of the fire that swept through West Los Angeles, other plants are now growing wildly out of control and no one seems to know why or how to stop it. The city has been quarantined and the military is considering. Can Dan and Violet stop the disaster before the military takes more drastic measures for containment? Cover price $3.99.
Written by Rachel Hastings and Various. Art by Frank Forte and Various. Cover by Devin Roth. All right! The very first Bob's Burgers comic book, a new series from the creator of the hit TV show, created by Loren Bouchard! Now you can read about the Belcher family (parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene and Louise) in brand-new in-canon stories created by the TV show's producers, writers and animators creating all original stories appearing exclusively in this comics series. Each comic includes hilarious installments of: 'Louise's Unsolved Mysteries,' 'Tina's Erotic Friend Fiction,' 'A Gene Belcher Original Musical,' 'Letters Written by Linda' and 'Bob's Burgers of the Day.' Cover price $6.00.
Written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti. Cover by Amanda Conner. The first rule of Skate Club is…you do not mess with the Mistress of Mayhem! Harley stumbles across an underground fight club where big money winds with a body count. She's in…and she's making Sy Borgman her agent for the fights. But what happens when love gets in the way? Cover price $2.99.
Written by Joshua Williamson. Art by Bit and Manuel Garcia. Cover by Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire. Time is running out for Captain Midnight, as Tempus ups the stakes by taking a small town hostage. Faced with an awful choice, Captain Midnight can only protect the innocent townsfolk by releasing his dangerous inventions to a lunatic. It's the good of the many or the good of the few, and Cap doesn't have much time to decide: Save the hostages or protect the world? Cover price $2.99.
Story and Art by Matt Kindt. After nearly losing her mind at the hands of the Eraser, Meru begins her final journey to the heart of Mind Management! The beginning of the end! Includes a special recap story for new readers! Cover price $3.99.
Written by Brian Wood. Art by Garry Brown. Cover by John Paul Leon. What remains of civilization is being obliterated by a series of cataclysmic events. The crew of the Kapital struggle to find a safe haven in the destructive chaos, but to no avail. Mary's return to Ninth Wave comes with answers, but are they what Cal and the others want to hear? Cover price $3.50.
Written by Adam Freeman and Marc Bernardin. Art and Cover by Afua Richardson. What if the greatest military mind of our generation was born to a people who are already supremely conditioned to wage war, who know nothing but violence since birth, and must continually adapt to new predators in order to survive? What if the second coming of Alexander the Great, of Genghis Khan, of Napoleon, of Patton...what if it was a teenaged girl from South Central, L.A. named Destiny? And what if she decides to secede three blocks Of the 'Hood from the Union? Who is going to take it back from her and her army of gangbangers? Who CAN? A harrowing, action-packed tale of a city that declares war on a brilliant young woman pushed to the edge. Cover price $3.99.
Written by Gordon Rennie. Art and Cover by Simon Coleby. A female war-crimes investigator in future fascist state, Kapitan-Inspector Atalia Jaegir must bring a monster down before he can murder his own family. In the universe of 2000 AD's classic series Rogue Trooper, the endless war between the Southers and the Norts rages on countless planets. Scarred war veteran Atalia Jaegir of the Nordland State Security Police, hunts down escaped war criminals and roots out corruption in the ranks. But her fearsome reputation will not protect her from the inhuman quarry that she is tasked with finding. Cover price $3.99.
Written by Keith Giffen and Various. Art by Patrick Zircher. Cover by Ryan Sook. Who is the Masked Superman? What does his identity have to do with last week's startling ending? The answers will shock you as the entire New 52 gets ready to jump five years into the future! Cover price $2.99.
Written by Robert Kirkman. Art by Paul Azaceta and Elizabeth Breitweiser. Cover by Paul Azaceta. 'I REMEMBER WHEN SHE LOVED ME.' KIRKMAN & AZACETA's horror epic continues. Details of Kyle's life, in the time before he returned to Rome, West Virginia, are revealed...as the danger from all around him intensifies. Cover price $2.99.
Written by Curt Pires. Art by Jason Copland. Cover by Dylan Todd. What if the world's pop stars and celebrities were literally products, grown by the world's wealthiest (and most depraved) minds-and one of them escaped? As unique as it is entertaining, POP is a white-knuckled thrill ride through the marketing-mastered, technologically tethered tragicomedy we call life. Cover price $3.99.