Be still your beating hearts because after a recent hurricane-induced hiatus, Starburst’s Noteworthy New Comics is back! This week, our picks include – but are certainly not limited to – a slew of kick-ass ladies from Asgard to Gotham, the triumphant return of Dredd, and the increasingly epic crescendo of the adventures of Spidey and Slott.
Journey into Mystery #646
Story by: Kathryn Immonen / Art by: Valerio Schiti / Covers by: Jeff Dekal and Phil Noto
From Marvel: An all-new journey begins when Kathryn Immonen and Valerio Schiti bring you… Sif: The Berzerker?! She may be a “Lady,” but girly ain’t her style! Known by many names: lover of Thor, sister of Heimdall, defender of Asgard… Sif is the ultimate faithful… sidekick?! Immortal, please. When the latest crop of beasties beset Asgard, it’s business as usual for our sword-slingin’ heroine as she leads the battle charge - but that no-holds-barred zeal for glory may be the very thing that brings the realm down around her winged helm…
Story by: J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman / Art and Cover by: J.H. Williams III
From DC Comics: The Batwoman/Wonder Woman team-up epic continues! Batwoman may be out of her league as she chases down Medusa!
Story by Ann Nocenti: / Art by: Rafael Sandoval and Jordi Tarrogona / Cover by: Trevor McCarthy
From DC Comics: A Death of the Family tie-in! Catwoman is caught in The Joker’s trap as he toys with her mind. But The Joker should beware because Catwoman always comes to play!
Judge Dredd #1
Story by: Duane Swierczynski / Art by: Nelson Daniel and Paul Gulacy / Covers by: Zach Howard, Ashley Wood, Jim Starlin and Whilce Portacio
From IDW: In the 22nd century, crime runs rampant in Mega-City One, home to over 400 million citizens, robots, criminals and lunatics. The only line of defense between anarchy and chaos are… the Judges. And Judge Dredd is the toughest of them all. In this, Judge Dredd’s 35th anniversary year, IDW is proud to re-introduce Judge Dredd to America in this all-new ongoing series.
Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom #4 (of 4)
Story by: Mark Waid / Art and Cover by: Chris Samnee
From IDW: Cliff Secord, AKA, the Rocketeer, finds himself flying high over the smog-drenched skies of Los Angeles, locked in mortal combat with an ancient and terrifying creature... and then it all starts to go to Hell! Plus, the ultimate truth about Peevy's niece is revealed! The final issue of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee’s Rocketeer series is going full throttle and the thrills show no signs of slowing down - miss this comic at your own peril!
Story by: Ed Brisson / Art and Cover by: Michael Walsh
From Image Comics: Reconnect is more than a company - it's an opportunity for good. Reconnect can reverse tragedy by sending agents into the past to rescue your mother, your wife, your brother or father or child moments before their untimely death. Mark is one of these agents. He brings the rescued from the past to the present, to a blessed reunion with their loved ones. He saves lives... or does he?
Captain America #1
Story by: Rick Remender / Art and Cover: by John Romita
From Marvel: Thrust into a bizarre, inhospitable world far from home, the all-new, high-adventure, mind-melting, tough-as-nails, sci-fi, pulp-fantasy era of Captain America is NOW! With no country and no allies, what’s left for the Sentinel of Liberty to protect? The Saga of Dimension Z begins here!
Amazing Spider-Man #698
Story by: Dan Slott and Christos Gage / Art by: Giuseppe Camuncoli / Cover by: Paolo Rivera
From Marvel: DYING WISH PRELUDE • The end of Spider-Man’s world begins when Doctor Octopus discovers who Peter Parker really is. • (Fifty years goes by much... too... fast.)
Story by: Matt Fraction / Art by: Javier Pulido / Cover by: David Aja
From Marvel: You won’t believe what is on The Tape! S.H.I.E.L.D. recruits Clint to intercept incriminating evidence - before he becomes the most wanted man in the world. Superstar artist Javier Pulido joins Matt Fraction in a Hawkeye thriller that spans the globe... and the darkest parts of Clint Barton.
Indestructible Hulk #1
Story by: Mark Waid / Art and Cover by: Leinil Francis Yui
From Marvel: Marvel NOW! makes Hulk an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Hulk – Indestructible force, more weapon than man. Bruce Banner – smartest man alive. Combined they are the strongest, smartest weapon on the planet!