I used to be nearly completed with this week’s prime comics to purchase for August 17, when my to-read listing of preview comics got here right down to Shirtless Bear Fighter 2 #1. Having by no means learn the primary one, I needed to additionally catch-up on the commerce — and boy am I glad I did. This form of completely irreverent, madcap comedian bookery actually hit the spot for me this weekend, with simply the correct quantity of visually dynamic absurdity. And you recognize? The remainder of the week wasn’t too shabby both.
As all the time, you’ll be able to try 5 highlights, together with a number of others I additionally loved, and a list of latest #1s, one-shorts, graphic novels, and trades…take pleasure in!
Top Comics to Buy for August 17, 2022
Barbaric – Axe to Grind #1
Writer: Michael Moreci
Artist: Nathan Gooden
Colorist: Addison Duke
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Publisher: Vault Comics
It’s the second we’ve all been ready for – the beginning of an all-new arc of BARBARIC!
Follow Owen and his magical companion, the tender, speaking Axe as they unfold kindness and hope in a world gone unhealthy…simply kidding! Owen, Axe, and Soren are again, and so is all of the mayhem and bloodshed that follows them wherever they go! This time, they’re out to settle an outdated rating in opposition to Gladius, a depraved a$$gap who did Owen mistaken means again in his barbarian days. As all the time…it’s simply f***ing barbaric.
Why It’s Cool: Put merely, Barbaric is a riotous subversion of fantasy tropes that sends up among the genres sacred cows with out each feeling condescending. After an incendiary first quantity launched us to the idea and characters, this primary challenge of a second arc fights a form of cruising altitude, cluing us into what Barbaric adventures are prone to seem like for (hopefully) years to return. An simple selection for the comics to purchase for August 17.
Batman – One Bad Day – Riddler #1
Writer: Tom King
Artist: Mitch Gerads
Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Publisher: DC Comics
The Dark Knight’s best villains get their best tales but! The Riddler, Two-Face, the Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Catwoman, Bane, Clayface, and Ra’s al Ghul-Batman’s most iconic villains are all given 64-page Prestige format specials that present why they’re the best villains in all of comics, spearheaded by in the present day’s prime expertise. We start with Batman – One Bad Day: The Riddler! Tom King and Mitch Gerads, the Eisner Award-winning duo behind Mister Miracle, The Sheriff of Babylon, and Strange Adventures, reunite to dive deep into the thoughts of Batman’s most mental foe…the Riddler. The Riddler has killed a person in broad daylight for seemingly no purpose, however…there’s all the time a purpose. The Riddler is all the time enjoying a sport, there are all the time guidelines. Batman will attain his wits’ finish making an attempt to determine the Riddler’s true motivation on this epic psychological thriller; this isn’t to be missed!
Why It’s Cool: Writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads are a seasoned, Eisner-winning artistic crew, and their collaboration is as easy because it will get in Big 2 comics. With this 64-page whopper, they kick off a collection of status one-shots that concentrate on a cadre of Batman villains. This is a reasonably extreme Batman story, reality be advised, and in case you like your Caped Crusader extreme (and a bit scary), you’ll completely love this comedian.
Daredevil #2 (#650)
Writer: Chip Zdarsky, with a back-up by Ann Nocenti
Artists: Marco Checcheto, with flashbacks by Rafael DeLatorre, a back-up by Zdarsky, and visitor contributions by Alex Maleev, Paul Azaceta, Phil Noto, Chris Samnee, Klaus Janson, Mike Hawthorne, John Romita Jr., and Scott Hanna
Back-Up Story: Chris Giarrusso
Colorist: Matthew Wilson
Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Publisher: Marvel Comics
After DEVIL’S REIGN, the whole lot it has ever meant to be DAREDEVIL has modified. Thanks to ELEKTRA and her newfound position because the Woman Without Fear, Daredevil is extra bold than EVER, with a who’s-who of creators from throughout the fabled character’s historical past (and a few can’tmiss surprises alongside the way in which), this outsized epic kicks the subsequent yr of Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto’s landmark run on DAREDEVIL off in explosive model!
Why It’s Cool: This is a giant-sized landmark challenge celebration (#650!) that brings again a improbable grabbag of artists from Daredevil’s previous as this wonderful run continues.
Writer: Christopher Priest
Colorist: Bryan Valenza
Letterer: Willie Schubert
Publisher: Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal’s occasion collection Entropy arrives from Black Panther and Justice League author Christopher Priest and rising star artist Montos with covers by Bjorn Barends (King Spawn)! Breaking Bad meets Green Lantern within the origin story of Heavy Metal’s final supervillain! Henry Hanks had a superb life, till he betrayed KAKO, the residing embodiment of chaos and distress! With his complete world destroyed, Henry is killed and reborn as the most recent herald of Kako, with the facility to destroy complete worlds in his grasp’s identify. All problems with Entropy may have a particular Breaking Bad homage incentive cowl by particular artist Antonio Fuso!
Why It’s Cool: This new collection is constructing a shared universe together with writer Heavy Metal’s trademark character, Taarna, and the comedian has author Christopher Priest main the way in which with the artist crew of Montos and Bryan Valenza. This is an fascinating idea that speaks to the character of creation, and I’m excited to see the place it goes. I’ll notice that it was powerful together with this one over the opposite Priest-penned title this week, Black Adam #3, which was additionally wonderful.
Shirtless Bear Fighter 2 #1
Writer: Jody LeHeup
Artist: Nil Vendrell
Colorist: Mike Spicer
Letterer: Dave Lanphear with Troy Peteri
Publisher: Image Comics
FINALLY! The man, the parable, the legend-SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER RETURNS to the War on Bearror in a wild new action-comedy with increased stakes, new characters, and all the center and hilarity you count on from collection co-creators JODY LEHEUP & NIL VENDRELL! This time, Shirtless’s seek for his true origin units him on a cosmic collision course with the bear god…URSA MAJOR! The battle begins this August with 32 ad-free pages of side-splitting, flapjacked fury! Don’t miss it!
Why It’s Cool: See my notice on this week’s intro, however in short, that is an absurd and madcap nice time of a collection, and I’m excited to see the place this second arc will take shirtless, the bears, the evil wipes corporations, the brokers of FUZZ, and magical pig bacon wizards or no matter that one man is. That’s why Shirtless Bear Fighter 2 spherical out the comics to purchase for August 17.
Others Receiving Votes
- Above Snakes #2
- Batman/Superman – World’s Finest #6
- Black Adam #3
- Brother of All Men #2
- Dark Spaces – Wildfire #2
- Do A Power Bomb #3
- Duo #4
- Edge of the Spider-Verse #2
- The Flash #785
- Justice Warriors #3
- Nightwing #95
- The Silver Coin #13
- Strange #5
- Usagi Yojimbo #30
- X-Men ’92: House of XCII #4
New #1s and One-Shots
- twentieth Century Men #1
- A.X.E. – Death to the Mutants #1
- Avengers 1,000,000 BC #1
- Chilling Adventures Presents Jinx Grim Fairy Tales #1
- Crash and Troy #1
- Crossover 3-D Special #1
- Heart Eyes #1
- Jimmy’s Little Bastards #1
- Lady Hel #1
- Last Shadowhawk thirtieth Anniversary Special #1 (one-shot)
- Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight #1 (one-shot)
- Parasomnia Dreaming God #1
- Sonic the Hedgehog Annual #1 (2022)
- Trve Kvlt #1
- Ultraman – Mystery of the Ultraseven #1
- X-Men Unlimited: X-Men Green #1
Trade Collections and Graphic Novels of Note
- Boris and the Potato Child HC
- Cloaked TP
- Complete Cyberforce Vol. 1 HC
- Critical Role – Mighty Nein Origins Yasha Nydoorin HC
- Doctor Doom: Book of Doom Omnibus HC
- Dune The Graphic Novel Book 2 – Muad Dib HC
- Echolands Vol. 1 HC
- Into Radness TP
- Judge Dredd Citadel TP
- Pulp – The Process Edition HC
- Radium Girls GN
- Razorblades Horror Magazine Omnibus Book 1 HC
- Realist Last Day on Earth Original Graphic Novel HC
- Robin & Batman HC
- Swamp Thing, Vol. 2 – Conduit TP
- Wonder Woman – Black and Gold HC