Hello! Did you miss us? We hit some timing issues last week and simply didn't have the time to get What's on the Rack? properly prepared. (The same time-sucking issues are why we're late this week too, but hey, we're here now...) So, this week you get a double dose as we bring you up to date. Titles that were on the rack last week will be marked (#15). Titles that are new this week will be marked (#16).
It's been a good couple of weeks for new releases. If you want to browse everything:
For our highlights from both weeks, please see below - as ever just click the cover image to go to the product page:
CANTO & THE CITY OF GIANTS #1 (#15)
Canto has surprised, delighted, and moved readers with tales of the clockwork hero-fighting for love, his people, and hope!
In this special Canto series, our titular hero reunites with the Giant Guardians of Dis, Fra and Ba, as well as other friends and foes, to recruit the kingdom of Giants to his quest to defeat the Shrouded Man.
Canto co-creator David M. Booher and artist Sebastián Piriz (Headspace, Disaster Inc.) bridge Canto II: The Hollow Men and the upcoming Canto III!
CHAMPIONS #6 (#16)
'KILLER APP' STARTS HERE!
The Champions tried fighting fair. Now it's time to fight dirty. A sinister corporation is cheating the system to try to keep Kamala's Law on the books, so the Champions infiltrate the company to take it down from the inside.
But the company's wildly popular app is already turning public perception against teen super heroes. Can the Champions wage war on a trend? And how dirty will their hands get before it's over?
Danny Lore (CAPTAIN AMERICA: KING IN BLACK, IRONHEART 2020) and Luciano Vecchio (IRONHEART) take the reins of a daring new era of Champions! Rated T+
GIRLS OF DIMENSION 13 #1 (#16)
Four young women are brought together by a mysterious invitation to live in a creepy building in NYC. They soon learn that the building houses a portal to the other twelve known dimen-sions, and that a malevolent creature known as Abraxis has bound these dimensions together, enslaving them to his will.
For centuries, the portal has been guarded by a gatekeeper to prevent the evil on the other side from gaining access to OUR dimension. Now the gatekeeper, Anna Nightlinger, is missing, and the only thing standing in Abraxis' way is a quartet of young women with powers and abilities they don't even know they have…for now.
Written by Inkpot Award-winning writer/artist Graham Nolan (The Chenoo, Return to Monster Island, co-creator of Bane) and illustrated by Emmy Award-winning artist, Bret Blevins (Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League), THE GIRLS OF DIMENSION 13 is a fantasy tale of discovery and empowerment, proving that sometimes all you need is a little help from your friends.
GODZILLA MONSTERS & PROTECTORS #1 (#16)
Godzilla roars back into comics!
'Rise Up!' Part 1: When a coldly single-minded businessman uses an untested element to create clean energy for a profit, he inadvertently awakens the beast from the deep--Godzilla!
Sensing the harm the new energy poses to the planet, Godzilla attacks the heart of the problem--humankind! It will be up to three intrepid middle-school students--with a little magic help from Infant Island--to show Godzilla that not all humans are bad… and that there is still hope for Planet Earth.
Reuniting the blockbuster creative team of writer Erik Burnham, artist Dan Schoening, and colorist Luis Antonio Delgado (Ghostbusters), Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors promises to romp and stomp fans--old and new--of the greatest kaiju ever like never before!
HOME #1 (#15)
When a young boy is torn away from his mother while seeking asylum at the U.S. border, something begins to change in him, and it isn't just the trauma, anxiety, and guilt you'd expect. He doesn't know it yet, but it's the onset of superhuman abilities that will change his life forever...
JULIO ANTA and ANNA WIESZCZYK debut with a deeply grounded and heartfelt five-issue series that explores the real-world implications of a migrant with extraordinary powers.
MANY DEATHS OF LAILA STARR #1 (#16)
A powerful new series for fans of The Wicked + The Divine and The Dreaming from Ram V (Justice League Dark/These Savage Shores) and Filipe Andrade (Captain Marvel) that explores the fine line between living and dying in Mumbai through the lens of magical realism.
With humanity on the verge of discovering immortality, the avatar of Death is fired and relegated to the world below to live out her now-finite days in the body of twenty-something Laila Starr in Mumbai.
Struggling with her new-found mortality, Laila has found a way to be placed in the time and place where the creator of immortality will be born...
But will Laila take her chance to permanently reverse the course of (future) history...or does a more shocking fate await her?
MIGHTY VALKYRIES #1 (#16)
JANE FOSTER GETS A FRESH START - AND ALLIES BOTH NEW AND OLD!
Jane Foster believed she was the only Valkyrie left - but the fight against Knull, the King in Black, proved her wrong. Now the Valkyries must redefine their roles in a changing world - and Asgard's not going to make it easy.
When Loki comes to Jane with rumours of a beast stalking the souls of Midgard, she leaps into action - but she's not the only one after the strange wolf's hide.
She'll need backup...but her ancient co-worker has other priorities.
Years ago, the warrior made a promise to a woman she loved. And now, it's time to follow through. Get the real story behind the Marvel Universe's newest star - and don't miss the start of an all-new epic adventure from powerhouses Jason Aaron, Torunn Grønbekk and Mattia de Iulis! Rated T+
OLD GUARD TALES THROUGH TIME #1 (#16)
A STAR-STUDDED ANTHOLOGY EVENT!
The bestselling, critically acclaimed THE OLD GUARD, now a hit Netflix movie starring Charlize Theron, (although the comics are much much better, so if you've seen the movie, don't let that put you off...) returns with all-new stories by writers GREG RUCKA, VITA AYALA, BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, KELLY SUE DeCONNICK, MATT FRACTION, DAVID F. WALKER, with artists LEANDRO FERNÁNDEZ, HORACIO ALTUNA, RICK BURCHETT, VALENTINE DE LANDRO, JUSTIN GREENWOOD, KANO, NICOLA SCOTT and more!
Andromache the Scythian-a warrior over six thousand years old, who has fought more battles than she cares to remember-has kept one constant companion through her long lifetime of combat…her labrys. Andy's battle axe takes many forms, and many lives, in its centuries at her side, a story told by THE OLD GUARD creators GREG RUCKA & LEANDRO FERNÁNDEZ.
Meanwhile, Nicolo 'Nicky' di Genova and Yusuf 'Joe' al-Kaysani, lovers since they tried (and failed) to kill each other in the First Crusade, spend an evening at Berlin's famed Eldorado nightclub in the twilight era of 1932, sharing drinks with drag queens and fistfighting Nazis in an all-new story by writer ANDREW WHEELER (Another Castle: Grimoire) and JACOPO CAMAGNI (NOMEN OMEN)!
PHANTOM ON SCAN #1 (#15)
Twenty years ago, a comet fell to earth. Since that night, Matthew has been haunted - haunted by a spirit that gives him incredible psychic abilities. But these abilities come with a price...and payment is due.
Every time Matthew uses his gifts, he draws closer to death, and other psychics - all of whom gained their powers on the night the comet fell - are dying in the most horrible of ways.
To save himself, Matthew gathers a group of psychics to solve the mystery of their powers before it's too late.
SPIDER-MAN: SPIDER'S SHADOW #1 (#16)
WHAT IF PETER PARKER BECAME VENOM?
Peter Parker once put on an alien suit that nearly destroyed his life - but what if he'd never taken it off? Ignoring every warning, Spidey embraces the dark symbiote!
Haunted by terrible nightmares and exhausted by an endless barrage of bad guys, Peter can't seem to catch a break these days. So when the Hobgoblin attacks, he finds a hero at the end of his rope…and vulnerable to new dark impulses.
Spider-Man is about to change his rules - but is it truly Peter who is in charge?
Creative powerhouses Chip Zdarsky, Pasqual Ferry and Matt Hollingsworth bring you a terrifying tale of a Peter Parker possessed and on the edge! Rated T+
TRUTH & JUSTICE #3 (#15)
What kind of man is John Constantine? Mage, con man, and a few other choice descriptors not fit to print—but sometimes, he tries to be a good guy.
When he tries to stop a young teenager from getting in deep with Papa Midnite, he is faced not just with the past as he’d like to remember it, but with exactly the kind of wizard he really is.
Can John help, or is he going to drive someone else into the very shadows he wanted to save them from?
WAY OF X #1 (#16)
THE WAY TO THE FUTURE OF X! Mutantkind has built a new Eden... but there are serpents in this garden. Some mutants struggle to fit in. Some mutants turn to violence and death. And the children whisper of the Patchwork Man, singing in their hearts...Only one mutant senses the looming shadows. Snared by questions of death, law and love, only NIGHTCRAWLER can fight for the soul of Krakoa. Only he - and the curious crew he assembles - can help mutants defeat their inner-darkness and find a new way to live. The WAY OF X. SI SPURRIER (X-MEN LEGACY) and BOB QUINN (CAPTAIN AMERICA) push the frontiers of Krakoa in this unmissable entry into the bold new REIGN OF X. Rated T+
WOMEN OF MARVEL #1 (#16)
WHO RUNS THE WORLD? YOU ALREADY KNOW! CELEBRATE THE WOMEN OF MARVEL WITH AN EXTRAVAGANZA OF EXTRAORDINARY TALENT!
The future is female! Get in on the ground floor with this amazing assembly of writers and artists from all over entertainment. Comics legend Louise Simonson kicks things off with a must-read introduction! Nadia Shammas punches the glass ceiling with the Jade Giantess! Elsa Sjunneson grits her way to the front line with Captain Peggy Carter!
Sophie Campbell goes feral with a bone-grinding Marrow story!
Video game-and-comics writer Anne Toole makes her Marvel debut in a blaze of glory! Natasha Alterici of Heathen fame charges sword-first into the Marvel Universe! With astonishing art from new and established artists Kei Zama (Transformers, DEATH'S HEAD), Eleonora Carlini (Power Rangers, Batgirl), Skylar Patridge (Resonant, Relics of Youth), Joanna Estep (Fantastic Four, Fraggle Rock) and more, you're sure to come away powered up and ready to slay - in high heels and boots alike.