What's new in comic shops this week? New Scarlet Speedster tales, the undead versus the crew of the Enterprise, and a ton of issues from your favorite creators. Indeed, true believers — comic book Wednesday shall soon be upon us. Brace yourself.
Let's start by taking a look at some first issues. Chris Robertson pens Cinderella: Fables Are Forever (DC/Vertigo), a miniseries starring Fabletown's premiere spy. IDW continues its Infestation mega-event with Star Trek: Infestation , an undead look at The Original Series. Will there be zombie Gorn? One can only hope.
In Marvel's Ultimate Universe, Mark Millar begins Ultimate Comics Avengers vs New Ultimates (top), and Brian Michael Bendis starts his "Death of Spider-Man" arc in the latest issue of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man. Other series that kick off this week include the second volume Tim Seeley's Hack/Slash (Image), Scott Beatty's Sherlock Holmes: Year One (Dynamite), and Sean McKeever's Onslaught Unleashed (Marvel) miniseries.
For those Flash fans out there, a new issue of Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul's Flash introduces the motorcycle-riding speedster Hot Pursuit, who has a major role in DC's upcoming Flashpoint summer event. There's also a new Flash collected graphic novel, The Dastardly Death of the Rogues. We'll be talking to Manapul about his work on Flash later this week, so stay tuned.
Notable new issues this week include Paul Cornell's Knight & Squire (guest-starring the very dead British Joker) , Mike Carey's Unwritten (Tom Taylor is knee-deep in the literary quagmire of Moby Dick), Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead (hungry zombie mob, 'nuff said), Jason Aaron's Punisher MAX (Aaron's a natural heir to Garth Ennis' run), Ed Brubaker's Incognito: Bad Influences (with back-up essays by Jess Nevins), and Brian Clevinger's Atomic Robo And The Deadly Art Of Science.
If you're hankering for late 80s-early 90s Marvel omnibuses, this is your week. You have the choice of the Acts Of Vengeance, Atlantis Attacks, and X-Force: A Force To Be Reckoned With collections. DC's reprinting John Ostrander's classic Suicide Squad tales in Suicide Squad: Trial by Fire.
More recent graphic novels that may be to your liking are Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's Nemesis hardcover, Marvel's Shadowland hardcover, Matt Fraction's Invincible Iron Man: Stark Resilient, and the final trade paperback of G. Willow Wilson's Air.