Hi, everybody! Mara has stepped down, so I will be your new weekly pull list person, recommending my favorites of the week. It’s October 7th, 2015, so that means a whole week’s worth of comics come out today. It’s exciting, but also daunting given how many amazing comics there are, so here are my top picks of the week. Hopefully this will narrow your own pull list down a bit or you might possibly find a new favorite. LET’S GET THIS STARTED!
Writer: Chip Zdarsky
Art: Erica Henderson
Cover: Chip Zdarsky
IN THE GRAND TRADITION OF COMIC BOOK REBOOTS LIKE ARCHIE #1, ARCHIECOMICS PROUDLY PRESENTS… JUGHEAD #1—FROM THE COMICS DREAM TEAM OF CHIP ZDARSKY (Howard the Duck) AND ERICA HENDERSON (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl)!
Riverdale High provides a quality education and quality hot lunches, but when one of those is tampered with, JUGHEAD JONES swears vengeance! Well, I mean, he doesn’t “swear.” This is still Archie Comics after all.
The Misadventures of Grumpy Cat and Pokey #1
Writer: Ben McCool, Royal McGraw, Elliott Serrano, Ben Fisher
Art: Steve Uy, Ken Haeser
Cover: Steve Uy, Ken Haeser, Tavis Maiden, Agnes Garbowska
Dynamite proudly presents The Misadventures of Grumpy Cat #1, featuring “The World’s Grumpiest Cat” and her brother, Pokey! With her ever-present pout and sassy disposition, Grumpy Cat has won the hearts of people everywhere. Grumpy Cat the comic is the perfect combination of unbearable cuteness, instant fan appeal, and established multimedia presence. If you love the memes, the videos, and that irresistible scowl, then get ready for the wildly fun antics of Grumpy Cat and Pokey in Dynamite’s all-new, all-sensational Grumpy Cat comics!
Darth Vader #10
Story: Kieron Gillen
Art: Salvador A Larroca
Cover: Salvador Larroca, Edgar Delgado
• Vader has a new mission to do for the Empire.
• Unfortunately, it’s completely at odds with his own mission.
• What’s a Dark Lord to do?
Star Wars: Lando #5
Story: Charles Soule
Art: Alex Maleev
Cover: Alex Maleev, Mike Deodato
• It began as the heist of a lifetime…now it’s a fight to survive!
• When Lando and Lobot took this gig, it seemed like an easy payday…
• But with this conclusion, they will never be the same.
Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Shattered Empire #2
Story: Greg Rucka
Art: Marco Checchetto, Angel Unzueta, Emlio Laiso
Cover: Marco Checchetto, Kris Anka
• For the first time in the new Star Wars canon, journey with us into the time after the end ofReturn of the Jedi! Writer Greg Rucka (PUNISHER, WOLVERINE, Gotham Central) and artist Marco Checchetto (AVENGERS WORLD, PUNISHER) take us past the destruction of the second Death Star into the chaos of a Shattered Empire.
Lumberjanes TPB, Vol. #2
Story: Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis
Art: Brooke Allen
Cover: Noelle Stevenson
The second collection of the Eisner Award-winning Lumberjanes is here! Five girls becomeinstant best friends when they go to camp and discover there is a lot more to the summer than learning to how to paddle a canoe. Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types is not your average summer camp and Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are not your average campers. Between the river monsters, magic, and myths, this summer is only just beginning! Collects issues #5-8.
What will you be picking up this week?