Despite the biggest comic convention happening this week, the industry does not slow down and this week’s releases show a ton of promise. New Doctor Who, Storm finally gets her own series and after a year of storytelling, Zero Year wraps up. Here are our top picks of the week.
1. Storm #1 by Greg Pak & Victor Ibanez
Storm is one of the most important X-Men characters in history and definitely the most important female X-Man. She’s been royalty, headmaster, hero and every thing in between. After all this, she has never had her own series and in the aftermath of Avengers vs. X-Men, the Schism and Battle of the Atom, it’s time we got reacquainted with Storm.
2. Life With Archie #37 by Paul Kupperberg & Jack Morelli
Archie has died and if that wasn’t emotional enough, Life with Archie #37 comes along a week later to hit us with the aftermath. Taking place one year later, we’ll be caught up with what Riverdale looks like without Archie Andrews. Get the tissues out because this will be worse than watching him actually die.
3. Afterlife with Archie #6 by Robert Aguirre Sacasa & Francesco Francavilla
Riverdale is pretty much no more and Archie and the gang are on the run. This interlude to the action focuses on Sabrina stuck in purgatory for the damage she’s caused. This issue will hopefully expand her role in this story. What will do though is build more hype for the upcoming Sabrina series and that’s enough of a reason to pick this up.
4. Batman #33 by Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Danny Miki & FCO Plascencia
It’s been a year in the making but Batman finally faces down the Riddler once and for all. Zero Year has been a long ride with some great moments but it’ll be fun to finally get out of this origin and jump into a new story. This will be action packed and fast paced finale and that’s what makes it a must buy this week.
5. Saga #21 by Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona StaplesMAY140726
When is Saga not a must buy? After the stunning events of both Saga #19 and #20, the series has taken a much darker turn. Saga is getting bigger and better with each issue
6. Superman #33 by Geoff Johns, John Romita Jr. & Klaus Janson
This new Superman creative team got a very warm reception last month with Superman #32 and they’ll look to continue that this month. They are off to a nice start and only time will tell if they can tell a story big enough for the Man of Steel himself.
7. Original Sin #5.2 by Jason Aaron, Simone Bianchi & Dale Keown
The first issue of this tie in was not bad but it only gave us a glimpse into the Marvel origin of Angela. This week’s issue should give us more insight as well as give some great panels with Angela and Thor interacting.
8. Doctor Who The Tenth Doctor #1 by Al Ewing, Simon Fraser, Alice X Zhang & The Eleventh Doctor #1 by Nick Abadzis, Elena Casagrande & Alice X Zhang
Just when you thought Matt Smith was done as the Doctor, they pulled him back in…sort of. Both the Matt Smith and David Tennant era Doctors are back in new comic series showcasing their adventures with new companions. Any thing relating to Doctor Who is a must have for all Whovians but with the talent on board these books, there’s a lot of promise.
9. Amazing Spider-Man #4 by Dan Slott & Humberto Ramos
The Original Sin tie in many fans were waiting for! Another person was bitten by the same legendary radioactive spider. This issue promises to reveal more of who she is and set up her place in the Spiderverse for this year.
10. Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #1 by Tom Scioli
Ummmmmmm it’s the Transformers versus G.I. Joe. Nothing else has to be said.