New Comic Book Picks for January 31, 2018

This will be a very strange new comic book day for me. After going to the same friendly comic book shop for 19 years, I will going somewhere new for comics. Seattle’s Zanadu Comics closed its doors after 42 years last week. I’m still searching for a new comic in the Emerald City like looking for a perfect match on a dating app. Thanks to Perry and the Zanadu crew and may you find success in your next chapters.

And the picks for this week?

Dark Nights Metal #5 courtesy DC Comics

Beware the Batmen!

DARK NIGHTS: METAL #5 The Dark Multiverse unleashed. The Justice League surrounded by twisted Batmen as the world burns but where is the Dark Knight? Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s penultimate chapter in the epic that will rock the League, launch a new age and reshape the DC Universe.

JEAN GREY #11/PHOENIX RESURRECTION #5 – Jean Grey is dead…again. Long live Jean Grey! Two series reach fiery finales. The fate of young Jean from the past and the adult Jean living in a bizarre world with dead X-Men? Writers Dennis Hopeless and Matthew Rosenberg bring the Jeans to an end and new beginning.JLA DOOM PATROL SPECIAL #1 DC’s Young Animal and DC’s Superhero Universe collide in MILK WARS – a crossover unlike any comic book reader has experience. Steve Orlando and Aco kick off the stories. When the Doom Patrol learns a covert corporation is stealing and repackaging, the team follows the trail the the Last Son of Krypton – Milkman Man? Orlando and Gerard Way are co-plotting this unevent epic with a bonus Eternity Girl story.

SILENCER #1 The deadliest assassin in the DC Universe you’ve never heard of. Spinning out of Dark Nights Metal, a normal wife and mom is torn back to her secret life and on a mission for Talia Al Ghul…or else.  Dan Abnett and John Romita Jr introduce the antihero of DC’s New Age of Heroes.

SWAMP THING WINTER SPECIAL #1  The heroic monster is stripped of powers and bound to save a young boy in a strange tundra from a relentless predator. Tom King and Jason Fabok’s passion project paying tribute to Swamp Thing creators Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson.

By Editor