The weather outside may be frightful – and it certainly is here in New York – but there’s a veritable cornucopia of delightful new comics out this week to keep you warm. This week’s slate features not one, but two books lovingly drawn by Battlepug artist Mike Norton, the start of a new arc by Mind MGMT’s Matt Kindt, a handful of formidable heroines from DC and Marvel, and an Avengers team for a new generation.
The Answer! #1 (of 4)
Story by: Dennis Hopeless / Art by: Mike Norton
From Dark Horse Comics: Devin McKenzie is an insomniac librarian with a knack for solving puzzles. The Answer! is a masked crime fighter with a giant exclamation point on his face. Aside from a penchant for late nights, they share nothing in common . . . until both become embroiled in a deadly mystery surrounding a sinister motivational speaker!
Mind MGMT #7
Story and Art by: Matt Kindt
From Dark Horse Comics: We've learned some of the secrets of Henry Lyme; now get ready to meet the rest of MIND MGMT, beginning with the Ad Man! With the remains of MIND MGMT on Lyme's tail, the former spy is forced to seek help from other defectors.
Story by: J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman / Art by: J.H. Williams III
From DC Comics: This issue guest-stars everybody! In this penultimate chapter, everything that’s been happening in BATWOMAN comes to a head! Plus, a new hero is introduced, and Wonder Woman fights monsters!
Birds of Prey #16
Story by: Duane Swierczynski / Art by: Romano Molenaar
From DC Comics: The team gets a deadly new member in the form of Strix, a former Talon from the Court of Owls! Who is she and what does her appearance mean for the rest of the Birds? Plus: Something goes terribly wrong for Black Canary...
Story by: Ann Nocenti / Art by: Rafael Sandoval
From DC Comics: Catwoman is possessed by the power of Eclipso! Selina may be able to fight her way out of the Black Room, but what will be left of her soul if she does? And find out the shocking identity of the person who hired Catwoman to steal the diamond in the first place!
Story by: Tim Seeley / Art by: Mike Norton
From Image Comics: A great jumping on point for new readers. Dana investigates the murder of a prominent psychologist who specialized in coping with returned love ones. Cooper gets a visitor. And May Tao visits the hospital.
Story by: Matt Fraction / Art by: Mike Allred
From Marvel: The new FF take to the streets to celebrate 2013! How does the world respond? How do the kids of the Future Foundation feel about these new grown-ups running the show? And what does Scott Lang have in store for Doom? The war begins...
Uncanny X-Force #1
Story by: Sam Humphries / Art by: Ron Garney
From Marvel: THE DARKEST CORNERS OF THE MUTANT UNIVERSE: EXPOSED! The X-Men: sworn to protect a world that fears and hates them. UNCANNY X-FORCE: charged to deal with situations the X-Men fear and hate! Psylocke and Storm lead a new team of outcasts and scoundrels, including fan-favorite Puck, the villainous Spiral, and the mysterious Cluster. The first adversary to strike out from the darkness? X-legend BISHOP!
Young Avengers #1
Story by: Kieron Gillen / Art by: Jamie McKelvie
From Marvel: Legacy isn't a dirty word... but it's an irrelevant one. It's not important what our parents did. It matters what WE do. Someone has to save the world. You're someone. Do the math. The critically acclaimed team of Gillen/McKelvie/Wilson (with added Norton Sauce) decide to reinvent the teen superhero comic for the 21st century, uniting Wiccan, Hulkling and Hawkeye with Loki, Marvel Boy and Ms. America. No pressure. Young Avengers is as NOW! as the air in your lungs, and twice as vital. It's the book that knows Hyperbole is the BEST! THING! EVER!