It's never a bad time to get into comics. You love the characters, the movies and the fandom, so why not start now?
With so many series and publishers out there, it might be tough to narrow down what you want. That's where we can help. Each week we'll profile the must-have comics for the week and recommend some jumping-on points for you to get reading.
This week's pulls are:
Action Comics #976 | DC Comics | $2.99
After last week's stunning revelation regarding the doppelganger Clark Kent, this week's Action Comics promises to hit us with an even bigger punch as the Superman Reborn story arc comes to a grand close.
While I won't spoil it here, a certain Superman villain escaped the clutches of the mysterious Mr. Oz in last week's Superman, and Superman's son, Jon, will come face to face with his new world's previous Superman. It's all very good, but let's be honest, it's all very comic books. But hey, that's what we want, right?
Descender #20 | Image Comics | $3.99
It's always a special week when Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's Descender hits the shelves. This week, we learn what'll happen to Driller when he encounters, wait for it... magic in space. Or rather, on a new planet, but it's still very exciting.
If you haven't jumped in just yet, now is not the best of times, but 20 issues is a gentle introduction, so if you love all things sci-fi and absolutely scary and wonderful at the same time, then Descender is for you.
Iron Fist #1 | Marvel Comics | $3.99
You may have recently heard of Iron Fist. Danny Rand has a new Netflix series out, and while critics don't seem to be totally down with it, this new comic series is sure to be a grand slam. Wit new creative team Ed Brisson and Mike Perkins, Rand is off on another sure-to-be-stellar adventure.
Fortunately, now is the perfect time for an introduction to the character, and if you love Danny Rand, you'll surely love his supporting cast. This new series will have him finding reckoning for the destruction of the land that trained him, K'un Lun. Sounds awfully dark.
Unworthy Thor #5 | Marvel Comics | $3.99
After basically years of teasing, this week's finale to The Unworthy Thor promises to reveal just how Odinson lost his worthiness to begin with. Way back in 2014's Original Sin, Nick Fury told Thor something that changed him forever, leading to Jane Foster become Thor and Odinson going off on a self-fulfilling quest of his own.
Now, Thor is poised to claim the hammer of Ultimate Thor, a bit of lore leftover from Secret Wars and the destruction of the Ultimate Universe. He'll just have to go through Thanos to get him. Who's your money on?
Ghostbusters 101 #1 | IDW Publishing | $3.99
There's a lot to unpack here. This new Ghostbusters series is set after the original film, as that film's cast go back to their teaching ways, hopefully to inspire a new generation of Ghostbusters. Weirdly enough, that might involve crossing a dimensional rift to meet the other Ghostbusters.
It sounds weird, wacky and basically what we'd expect from Ghostbusters and comic books. IDW has been knocking it out of the park lately with its events and Deviations one-shots, so expect greatness here as well.
Last week's picks: Archie #18, Batwoman #1, Star Trek Deviations #1, Amazing Spider-Man #25, Monsters Unleashed #5