The Wednesday Waffle issue 43: Picks of the Future - What's looking good in March 2020 Part One, Image, Dark Horse, IDW, Marvel!

January 13, 2020

Yes, I know, it's only Monday, but I keep banging on about how helpful it is for people to order in advance, and I do a very poor job of telling you what's coming up in the future. 

 

Well. Time to fix that.

 

Here are some of the highlights that will be occupying the rack in March - there're too many for one post, so we're just covering Image, Marvel, IDW and Dark Horse today, with other publishers to follow in later posts (which is why we're starting on Monday...)

 

Click on an image to go the the purchase page for each issue, or just send us a message to ask us to save a copy for you!

 

COMING FROM IMAGE

 

Decorum #1

There are many assassins in the known universe. This is the story of the most well-mannered one.

 

"Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what knife you use."

 

Mercy #1

When the placid mining village of Woodsburgh is disturbed by a series of brutal murders, the settlement is in turmoil. And as the first snow covers the chaos in a white blanket, a mysterious woman in black arrives, eliciting a totally different kind of unrest. But who is Lady Hellaine, really? And what's her secret agenda? Acclaimed UNNATURAL and UN/SACRED creator MIRKA ANDOLFO presents a sensual Victorian gothic horror about otherness, damnation, redemption, and what it means to be a monster in a horror tale perfect for fans of Penny Dreadful or Crimson Peak.

 

Stealth #1

For decades, Stealth has waged war on crime in Detroit, but now he's taken his pursuit of justice too far. Only reporter Tony Barber knows that behind Stealth's reckless behaviour is an older man battling Alzheimer's - his father. A father unwilling to accept that he's no longer the hero this city needs… with enemies all too eager to force his retirement. Created by ROBERT KIRKMAN and MARC SILVESTRI, STEALTH is an action-packed series, perfect for readers who enjoy Black Panther and Iron Man.

 

920London Graphic Novel

2005, north of London. A doomed romance between two emo kids. More than friends, less than lovers, they're trying to grow shrooms before the world ends. Send help.  Solo graphic novel debut by REMY BOYDELL (THE PERVERT), fully painted in watercolor. 

 

 

COMING FROM DARK HORSE

 

X-Ray Robot #1

Max is a family man seeking a more interesting life. While conducting a new experiment at work, the fabric of his reality is torn before his eyes, and a robotic figure appears, claiming to be his 277-year-old self. The robot is able to 'X-Ray' multiple dimensions and battles a nihilistic entity from another dimension who wants to take all life to its 'Pre-Big Bang' status.  Max and the robot embark on an interdimensional roadtrip through past and future to take down the 'Nihilist' and save the universe!  Mike Allred's new bizarre superhero character X-Ray Robot!

 

"One of the best cartoonists in all of comics has done it again! X-Ray Robot is another Allred homerun!!"

Brian Michael Bendis

 

"Michael Allred kicks so much ass I can barely stand it. X-Ray Robot is the work of a master!"

Rob Thomas creator of Veronica Mars

 

Starship Down #1

A cultural anthropologist consults with US Naval Intelligence to investigate the discovery of an extraterrestrial ship buried under the ice for thousands of years in Siberia. The meddling Russians, Vatican officials, the international media spotlight, and her own insecurities all threaten her efforts to keep the fabric of society from crumbling.  A brand-new thriller with blistering art from Andrea Mutti

 

 

Luther Arkwright TP

Two absolute classic pan dimensional tales - Bryan Talbot's astonishingly good Adventures of Luther Arkwright and its sequel Heart of Empire. Some of the best British comics ever written.

 

The fate of a swirling multiverse of infinite existences depends on one man, a being of vast psychic power capable of traveling between realities-Luther Arkwright! In a sprawling adult epic of boundless imagination, The Adventures of Luther Arkwright and Heart of Empire come together in a single paperback edition.

 

 

COMING FROM IDW

 

Transformers vs. Terminator #1

It's Skynet vs. Cybertron in a crossover for the ages! 1984: When a deadly race of machines emerge from another time, will a robotic guardian be able to protect the Earth from a dire future... or will the T-800 fail in his mission to prevent the world from becoming a plaything to the Decepticons?

 

Judge Dredd: False Witness #1

Written by Eisner-nominated, Glyph Award-winning writer of comics and TV Brandon Easton (Star Trek: Year Five, Transformers, Agent Carter) with superstar artist Kei Zama (Death's Head, Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye) making her Judge Dredd debut!  Justice Academy drop-out Mathias Lincoln has built a comfortable life working as a courier for Mega-City One's most elite citizens. But after he uncovers a horrific conspiracy stretching from the Cursed Earth to the city's seats of power, Mathias also finds himself pursued by legendary lawman Judge Dredd! 

 

 

COMING FROM MARVEL

 

Strange Academy

A SORCERER SCHOOL FOR THE MARVEL UNIVERSE! The Marvel Universe has mysteriously changed in such an alarming way that Doctor Strange has done what he's avoided for decades; he's opened a school for young sorcerers. Young people from around the world with aptitude in magic have been brought together in New Orleans to study the Mystic Arts under Strange, Brother Voodoo, the Ancient One, the Scarlet Witch, Magik, Hellstrom and ALL your favorite Marvel magicians. But with all the new magical threats, is it too late?! Rated T 

 

Spider-Woman #1

SPIDER-WOMAN IS BACK, AND PULLING NO PUNCHES! Jessica Drew hasn't been feeling like herself lately (she's not a Skrull, we promise). When the angry, irritable, and unwell Spider-Woman takes a simple security gig to help get back on her feet, she finds herself besieged by unknown forces out to destroy everything around her. What's wrong with Jessica? Just how DID she get this job? And who are these violent lunatics who keep trying to blow her up? WHO CARES? Does Spider-Woman have someone to punch? THAT'S ALL THAT MATTERS. An explosive new series that pushes Spider-Woman into new heights of action and adventure from the mad minds of Karla Pacheco and Pere Pérez, this is the Spider-Woman book you've been waiting for!  Rated T+ 

 

Spider-Man Noir

MURDER AND MYSTERY IN THE MIGHTY MARVEL MANNER! DATELINE, 1939! As the specter of war looms on the horizon, SPIDER-MAN: NOIR fights the good fight at home, stopping the injustices of a more friendly-neighborhood variety. But after a dame is murdered at The Black Cat nightclub and all clues point overseas, Spidey will have no choice but to board the next flight to Europe and kick off a globetrotting adventure through yesteryear of the Marvel Universe! Rated T+ 

 

Hellions #1

BAD IS THE NEW GOOD! When Krakoa opened their doors to all mutants and forgave all past crimes, they might have known they'd have to accept some of their worst foes into the fold… but they didn't plan for what to do with them. Not to worry-Mister Sinister knows what to do with the troublemakers. Meet his new Hellions: Scalphunter, Wild Child, Empath, Nanny, Orphanmaker, Psylocke…and Havok?! Under Sinister's direction, they are sure to become productive members of mutant society. Writer Zeb Wells (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, NEW MUTANTS) and artist Stephen Segovia (WOLVERINE: MANIFEST DESTINY, SUPERIOR CARNAGE) bring you the team you're going to hate to love!  Rated T+ 

 

Cable #1

THE DAWN OF REBELLION! Cable was a grizzled old veteran of the wars to save the future… and he will be again. But for now, he's a young mutant living in paradise leading a life of adventure! Nathan Summers, son of two of the most powerful mutants on Krakoa, has a destiny leading the youth of mutantkind in rebellion… so why not start now? Gerry Duggan (MARAUDERS, DEADPOOL) and Phil Noto (STAR WARS, POE DAMERON) bring us young Cable as we've never seen him before! Rated T+ 

 

And that's just issue ones! We'll be back with part two tomorrow, because there's too much good stuff for just one post!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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