The Grim Knight brings his arsenal to Gotham City.
With dozens of comic books to choose from, let us show you which are the best coming out this week. Take a look at this list spotlighting our favorite comics that we know are money-well-spent and new books that look cool and are backed by some top-tier talent.
Check out our picks, then head to the comments to let us know what you’ll be buying this week!
The Batman Who Laughs: The Grim Knight #1 – $4.99
Writers Scott Snyder & James Tynion IV | Artist Eduardo Risso | Cover Artist Jock (DC Comics)
The Batman Who Laughs is the deadliest incarnation of Batman in the Dark Multiverse – a twisted killer with all the skills of both Batman and the Joker. Recently, readers were introduced to the second deadliest version – a gun-toting killer called the Grim Knight. This one-shot spinoff of The Batman Who Laughs chronicles the origin of this vengeful killer. What compels Bruce Wayne to take up guns in his war on crime, and how does this Dark Knight fit into the Batman Who Laughs’ plans? This issue has the answers, plus art from the always amazing Eduardo Risso.
Transformers #1 – $3.99
Writer Brian Ruckley | Artists Angel Hernandez & Ron Joseph | Cover Artist Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW Publishing)
After 13 years telling one massive Transformers epic, IDW is rebooting the franchise and starting completely fresh. This new series veers down a very different path, however. Rather than chronicling the exploits of Optimus Prime and the Autobots after arriving on Earth, Transformers flashes back one million years to the golden age of Cybertron. Fans will get a detailed look at how this advanced civilization was torn apart by civil war and fell into ruin.Along the way, they’ll encounter heroes both familiar and new, including Geomotus, the first neurodivergent Transformer.
For more on Geomotus and why IDW chose to start over with the franchise, check out our exclusive Transformers interview.
Age of Conan: Bêlit #1 – $3.99
Writer Tini Howard | Artist Kate Niemczyk | Cover Artist Sana Takeda (Marvel Comics)
Marvel has already debuted two pillars of its new Conan line in the form of Jason Aaron and Mahmud Asrar’s Conan the Barbarian and the more anthology-oriented Savage Sword of Conan. Next up is Age of Conan, a new line of limited series spotlighting some of the other major characters in the Hyborian Age. And who better to kick off this series than Bêlit, feared pirate queen and the greatest love of Conan’s life?
We’ve seen the story of Conan and Bêlit’s doomed romance told multiple times over the years in the various adaptations of “Queen of the Black Coast.” This series offers a chance to learn how she established her reputation and became crowned as a pirate queen. The fact that this series is handled by an all-female creative team is a pretty big deal to boot.
Assassin Nation #1 – $3.99
Writer Kyle Starks | Artist Erica Henderson (Image Comics)
We were sad to see artist Erica Henderson end her long run on The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, as her quirky style was a major source of that book’s appeal. The upside is that Henderson is now free to tackle creator-owned work. In Assassin Nation, she joins forces with Rick and Morty comic writer Kyle Starks for a story about a mob boss who hires the world’s top 20 assassins as a bodyguard force. Having so many of the world’s best killers in one room can’t be a great idea. We’re looking forward to a violent but silly romp that takes full advantage of this promising creative team’s strengths.