An Iron Man story for new readers and the surreal tale of a Brazilian obituary writer

What new series are in your friendly neighborhood comic shop this week? First off, Mike Mignola and John Arcudi pen the inaugural issue of Witchfinder: Lost And Gone Forever (Dark Horse), a weird Western about Hellboy paranormal investigator Edward Grey seeking out the Heliopic Brotherhood of Ra. DC kicks off the 26-issue biweekly series DC Universe Online: Legends, which follows the story of the recently released MMORPG. For splashy heroics, Superman: 80-Page Giant 2011 (DC) features seven new Kryptonian tales, and Transformers: Infestation (IDW) introduces the notion of undead robots in disguise. Check out our preview of it here.

An Iron Man story for new readers and the surreal tale of a Brazilian obituary writer

For comics offering jumping on points, Jeff Lemire's Sweet Tooth (DC/Vertigo) serves up a stand-alone tale about winter in the manimal post-apocalypse, and Matt Fraction's Invincible Iron Man 500.1 (Marvel) has a story specially tailored to new readers.

As for bookshelf fare, there's the graphic novel Pandora's Eyes (Humanoids), which features artwork by the legendary erotic artist Milo Manara. In the book, a gorgeous woman possesses evil eyes with their own sinister, ocular intent. Warren Ellis' Thor: World Engine (Marvel) gets a reprint, and Grant Morrison's time-traveling Dark Knight story Batman The Return Of Bruce Wayne (DC) is collected in hardcover. A particularly noteworthy graphic novel to come out this week is Brazilian brothers Gabriel Bá and Fabio Moon's Daytripper (DC/Vertigo). This hauntingly beautiful book tells the life story of an obituary writer and the many potential paths (and deaths) that could color his existence. Recommended.

As usual, here's the list of everything being released to comic stores tomorrow, and you can find your nearest comic retailer here. Happy reading, gang!