Voodoo, superhuman criminals, and Elektra with absurd firearms run this week's comicsS

Welcome back to Comics We Crave, where we take a look at the various readable wares that will be hitting your spinner rack tomorrow. And as you can see above, Mark Millar is back.

First Issues

As part of Vertigo's spring launch, Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child is hitting the stands. In this title — which we previewed a wee while back — is out today. Here's a synopsis of that supernatural series:

Voodoo, superhuman criminals, and Elektra with absurd firearms run this week's comics

Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child is the story of a half-breed, outcast and heir to the Voodoo Queenship of New Orleans, if she can live long enough to claim her birthright. New Orleans is the most haunted city in America: a town of centuries-old ghosts and newly drowned spirits; where vampires, voodoo spirits and loups-garous make their home. Ruling over this all are the powerful Voodoo Queens, whose influence stretches into politics, business and crime as they maintain a delicate balance between the mortal and supernatural worlds. But in the aftermath of Katrina, all that has changed, for someone or something has murdered the Voodoo Queen and most of her court. The number one suspect is Dominique Laveau, a grad student at Tulane who is about to discover that her entire life has been a lie.

Another horror-tinged debut is the Richard Corben-illustrated horror tale Ragemoor — "A living castle, nurtured on pagan blood, harborer to deadly monsters!" We also have Smoke and Mirrors, a new IDW series from writers Mike Costa, Disney Imagineer Jon Armstrong, and artist Ryan Browne. In this series, a stage magician must make his way through "a world where magic-not technology-rules, and forced to use trickery and illusions to survive."

Voodoo, superhuman criminals, and Elektra with absurd firearms run this week's comics

On the Marvel side of things, there's Sam Humphries' Barsoom tale John Carter: Gods of Mars and Supercrooks, Mark Millar's latest title with artist Leinil Francis Yu:

When the market is flooded with competition and the authorities are always on your tail, what's an all-American supervillain to do? Go to Spain, of course! Follow a team of superpowered ne'er-do-wells looking to pull off one last heist in the land of bullfighting and delicious churros.

Grab Bag

There are new issues of Star Trek/Legion Of Super-Heroes, Infinite Vacation, Memorial, Fables, Dark Horse Presents, Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi, Batman, Justice League, Wonder Woman, Kick-Ass 2, Prophet, Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine, Sixth Gun, and Invincible Iron Man. And if you follow the links, you can also read previews of Green Lantern Corps, Ghostbusters, and Snake Eyes.

Voodoo, superhuman criminals, and Elektra with absurd firearms run this week's comics

Graphic Novels

The first volume of Joshua Hale FIalkov's The Last of the Greats — which is about humanity turning to a superhuman messiah who hates them — is out today.

Other reprints include Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz's Elektra: Assassin on hardcover, Rick Remender's Venom, and Jason Aaron's Wolverine: Goodbye Chinatown.

And 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!