The original spy couple returns, an impossible murder mystery continues, our favorite time traveler continues to go where no man has gone before, the man of tomorrow gets it on with the Amazonian princess, and we find out the fate of the international task force who has been fired. No, it isn’t the new Fox line-up. We’ve looked at this weeks releases, and determined 5 comics not to miss this week!
Steed and Mrs Peel #0
This week we see the return of Steed and Mrs Peel, from BOOM! Studios. Following up their tremendously successful reprinting of the series from the early 90s, BOOM! is bringing the original Avengers back for brand new adventures with this 0 issue.
Written by Mark Waid, with art by Steve Bryant, issue #0 follows the original series episode A Touch of Brimstone (which was the inspiration for Chris Claremont and John Bryne’s incarnation of the Hellfire Club in The Uncanny X-Men, along with the design for Emma Frost’s original costume), this issue kicks off the new ongoing with “this sexy, action-packed adventure where the gloves come off…and the leather goes on.”
Combine this renewal of interest in the classic British spy series, the connection with a beloved X-men villain/hero, Mr. Waid’s writing prowess, and a variant cover by Joseph Michael Linsner, and you can see why this one can’t be missed.
The New Deadwardians #06
In this post-Victorian world, the unthinkable, the zombie apocalypse has occurred. With London separated by giant walls into different zones, with varying levels of safety from the undead hordes, the wealthy have found a solution to the issue. Since zombies will only attack the living, the upper class of the citizenship have taken “the cure”, a scientific process turning them into undead as well, but in their case, vampires. When one of the “young”, as they call themselves, is found dead, through none of the traditional methods of vampire dead, the last remaining member of the homicide department is called on to solve the case.
After uncovering a link between the murder victim and a senior government minister (who seems to be trying to put him on the wrong trails), Inspector Suttle returns to London and the streets of the Bright Quarters to try to track the whereabouts of the mysterious artist known as Pretendelby, having to face down the street toughs known as the Quenchmen in issue #6 of this eight issue mini series from writer Dan Abnett and artist I.N.J. Culbard.
Star Trek:TNG/Doctor Who Assimilation2 #04
When we last saw our favorite Time Lord, he and the crew of the Enterprise-E had discovered a joint Cyperman-Borg fleet heading towards Earth. The Doctor’s memories rearranged themselves, and we found out that he had previously fought the Cybermen along with Captain Kirk and the crew of the original Enterprise, in his fourth regeneration.
What will issue #4 bring us? Well, the Borgerman (CyberBorg?) fleet has turned away from Earth, almost in a completely opposite course than they were on before. This occurs midway through the assimilation of an outlying planet with which all communication has been severed. Oh, and Guinan invites the Doctor and the Ponds for some tea and conversation, where we learn her memory is also being rewritten.
Where are they going? Why did they stop their assimilation of Cogen V? And what new ally does the Federation find to help to fight this invasion? Will this new-found source of help be more dangerous than the foe they are currently fighting?
With writing by Scott and David Tipton with Tony Lee and art by J.K. Woodward, Star Trek:TNG/Doctor Who Assimilation2 #4 is sure to keep the momentum of the first 3 issues going, and to add even more surprises.
Justice League #12
As if the cover alone wasn’t enough to make this one not to miss,this double sized issue brings us part four of The Villian’s Journey, with a “shocking last page that will have the world talking about this issue!” (Hopefully it’s not just this kiss from another angle…)
Justice League International Annual #1
When last we saw the Justice League International, they had just buried Rocket Red, defended themselves against Lightweaver’s brother, Malik, and been made aware of a brand new headquarters and funding from an unknown benefactor. Lots of action for a final issue of a book, right?
So why give a book that is already ended an annual? Why add two more team members, Blue Beetle and Olympian? Why is everyone beating up OMAC?
Well given the fact that this book follows immediately after the events of Justice League #12, nothing can be said with much certainty other than this is one book that is vital to understanding what is coming in future months to the DCU.
What are you picking up this week? Does your pull list contain something other than these five books? Check out what is coming out this week, then let us know your 5 Comics not to miss in the comments below.