The Wednesday Waffle: Issue 44 - Coming in March Part Two, BOOM!, Aftershock, Vault and DC #1s

January 15, 2020

Yes, it's still not Wednesday, but we've still got a lot of comics to tell you about, and they still won't all fit into one post! Click on the cover image to go to the purchase page for each issue, or just shoot us a message and tell us if you want us to save anything for you.  

 

COMING FROM BOOM!

 

Wicked Things #1

The Eisner Award winning team of John Allison and Max Sarin return to the world of Giant Days for a new series about everyone's favourite child detective; Charlotte Grote

 

Nineteen year old Charlotte Grote has her whole life ahead of her; headed straight to Oxford and a future as a real detective-until she's framed for murder! 

 

Given the choice between going to jail basically forever or joining the police, Lottie decides to hit the beat, all while trying to find the real murderer. Lottie may have been running rings about the police since her 9th birthday, but she's never been on this side of the security tape.

 

Could the future of law enforcement be 5'2' with an extremely strong bangs game? Yes. Very yes. 

 

King of Nowhere #1

Eisner Award-nominated writer W. Maxwell Prince (Ice Cream Man) comes to BOOM! Studios with Eisner-nominated artist Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings, Black Badge) for an unforgettable thriller that explores the miraculous, the mundane, and all the mysteries in between.

 

Lovable drunken lowlife Denis awakens on the outskirts of a mysterious village called Nowhere, home to a friendly populace of deformed, mutated, just-left-of-normal citizens-and he has no memory of how he got there.

 

But just when Denis starts to regain his memories, his past catches up to him… literally. 

 

What at first seems like merely a bad trip quickly heightens into a drama of mistaken identities, small-town conspiracy, and high-stakes fantasy fulfillment. 

 

Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Ghosts #1

OK, so technically this is from Archaia, but Archaia is one of Boom's many imprints and we're putting it here so it doesn't get lost.

 

Within Scandanavian folklore, there exists a vengeful ghost known as a Myling. A man traveling at night comes across a haunting cry from within the forest. He enters it to find a spirit who demands to be carried to its proper burial site. The man agrees, but as he travels forth, the spirit's grip tightens... it grows in size...and the man's gait slows. Can he unburden himself of this terrifying weight before it brings him down for good?

 

 

COMING FROM AFTERSHOCK

 

Artemis and the Assassin #1

What happens when a time-traveling assassin and a spy from 1944 try to kill each other? 

 

For a price, a top-secret assassination organization will travel through time and interfere with watershed moments. Trained as the agency's top assassin, Maya is sent to kill Virginia Hall, the deadliest spy of WWII. Charged with carrying important plans about the invasion of Normandy to the Allied troops, Virginia's death would have a cataclysmic effect on WWII as we know it.   Written by Stephanie Phillips (Butcher of Paris, DESCENDENT), with art by Meghan Hetrick and Francesca Fantini, colors by Lauren Affe, and letters by Troy Peteri, ARTEMIS AND THE ASSASSIN is a pulpy adventure story about the cost of changing history.

 

Join the Future #1

The Future. Ultra-modern megacities reward millions of their citizens with a completely funded life, with every need met, from food to housing and healthcare, in order to compete in an economic power struggle in which population is key. 

 

But a few rural residents still cling to their independence in what last American small towns are left. When a nearby megacity pressures the people of a small town join up or else, a young teenage girl named Clem will learn how far she'll go to defend her principles. 

 

Written by Zack Kaplan (LOST CITY EXPLORERS) with art from Piotr Kowalski (Port of Earth, Eclipse, Sex, Marvel Knights: Hulk, The Dark Tower), JOIN THE FUTURE is a sci-fi western that examines a future where everyone must ask what your values are truly worth.

 

 

COMING FROM VAULT

 

No One's Rose #1

'Centuries after the fall of the Anthropocene, the last vestiges of human civilization are housed in a massive domed city powered by renewable energy, known as The Green Zone. Inside lives teenager Tenn Gavrilo, a brilliant bio-engineer who could rebuild the planet.

 

But there's one problem: her resentful brother Seren is eager to dismantle the precarious Utopia.  

 

From the minds of Zac Thompson (X-Men, Yondu) and debut writer Emily Horn with artist Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque (Letter 44, Avengers ) comes a gorgeous and green solar-punk world filled with strange biotechnology, harsh superstorms, and divisive ideologies-ideologies that will tear Tenn and Seren down to their roots as they fight for a better Earth.'

 

 

COMING FROM DC

 

Robin 80th Anniversary 100-page Super Spectacular!

There are a whole bunch of covers for this, but most haven't been released yet.

 

DC Comics celebrates Robin the Boy Wonder's 80th anniversary in style with an all-star creative team representing each iteration of the iconic character across eight decades of history! From the high-flying adventures of Dick Grayson to the tragedy of Jason Todd, the enthusiasm of Tim Drake and the arrogance of Damian Wayne, the persistence of Stephanie Brown and the rebelliousness of Carrie Kelley-the mantle of Robin has been worn by many, but always represents one thing: a hero.

 

Strange Adventures

After winning five Eisner Awards and topping year-end 'best of lists,' the comic book of 2019 was Mister Miracle (although it didn't wan a Saucer Award...). The comic book of 2020 could well be Strange Adventures.  The Mister Miracle team of writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads are joined by fan-favorite artist Evan 'Doc' Shaner to bring you an epic tale in the tradition of Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns, and DC: The New Frontier - a story of blood, war, and love that readers will be talking about for years to come. 

 

Adam Strange is the hero of Rann, a man famous throughout the galaxy for his bravery and honour. After leading his adopted home to victory in a great planetary war, Adam and his wife Alanna retire to Earth, where they are greeted by cheers, awards, and parades. But not all is as happy and nice as it seems, as the decisions Adam made during battles on Rann come back to haunt his family and threaten the entire DC Universe. And now a surprise DC hero will have to choose between saving Adam Strange and saving the world.  

 

A story like no other, Strange Adventures is an ambitious, thrilling, shocking, and beautiful 12-issue saga that will push Adam Strange to the breaking point-and beyond!

 

 

 

Obviously, there are a metric shedload more great comics coming out in March - we've just focused on the Issue #1s.

 

If anything takes your fancy, let us know!

 

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