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5 Comics Not To Miss This Week


Five Must-Read Comics This Week – 1/3/2018

The dedicated and hard-working comic fans here at Word of the Nerd have sorted through this week’s new releases to bring you in no particular order, 5 comics that you simply must read this week!


BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL #1 - 5 Comics Not To Miss This Week


Batman may own the night, but with new villains emerging during the day he needs an ally to defend the city when he can’t. Only one teen is up to the challenge, Duke Thomas. After months of training, he’s ready to step out of the shadow of the bat to become his own kind of hero. Meet Gotham City’s newest protector: The Signal! Spinning out of adventures in ALL-STAR BATMAN and WE ARE ROBIN, comics superstar Scott Snyder and newcomer Tony Patrick take our young hero to new heights in this exciting miniseries with artwork by Cully Hamner.

  • Written by Scott Snyder, Tony Patrick
  • Art by Cully Hamner
  • Cover Art by Cully Hamner

From DC Comics



The Star Wars Forces of Destiny initiative celebrates the inspiring stories of iconic heroes from a galaxy far, far away….
Star Wars Adventures has joined the festivities with an exciting weekly series of comic books that explores all corners of the Star Wars universe, showing how choices both big and small ultimately shape the destinies of beloved characters, such as Princess Leia, Rey, Padme, Ahsoka, and Hera along with your soon-to-be favorites from The Last Jedi, Rose, and Paige!
Fans will be excited to discover these stories told by talent from across Star Wars novels, comics and animation, including Delilah S. Dawson, Elsa Charretier, Beth Revis, Jody Houser, and Devin Grayson!
• Each issue has a variant cover by Elsa Charretier! Collect all five!
• Featuring your favorite classic Star Wars characters and a couple of brand new favorites!

  • Written by Elsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet
  • Art by Elsa Charretier
  • Cover Art by Elsa Charretier

From IDW Publishing



David F. Walker (Luke Cage) returns to the Planet of the Apes with artist Christopher Mooneyham (Five Ghosts) for a limited series about the franchise’s most notorious villain!
General Ursus has always hated and feared mankind. Get a glimpse at his rise through the ranks to General and what experiences brought him to the Forbidden Zone.

  • Written by David Walker
  • Art by Chris Mooneyham
  • Cover Art by Paolo Rivera, Michael Allred

From BOOM! Studios


UNDERDOG 1975 #1

Holy dancing disco bellbottoms, Underdog!  It’s 1975 again!  American Mythology has uncovered beautiful unpublished Underdog stories from the original Gold Key comic series that have never been seen before!  These stories are by the original creative teams of Steve Skeates and John Albano and were discovered in a collector’s stash.  We’ve resurrected these archeological finds and given them some TLC to create Underdog 1975.  We’re also including some groovy reprint stories from the Gold Key series to make this a one of a kind time capsule issue.  Go back in time with us to a simpler era with incredible cartoon characters.  Underdog 1975 comes with four covers, Rogues Main by Adrian Ropp, Throwback Homage by Bill Galvan, Classic by Patrick Owsley and a special Retailer Retro Animation Incentive Edition.

  • Written by Steve Skeates
  • Art by John Albano
  • Cover Art by Patrick Owsley

From American Mythology Productions



Cybertron has been invaded. The Transformers encounter unwelcome guests at the heart of Cybertron-and they may not have their hosts’ best interests at heart. Refugees from another world, the Visionaries’ startling magical abilities could make them powerful allies… or dangerous enemies.

•   Welcome Eisner-nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio (Kim and Kim, Quantum Teens are Go, Secret Empire: Brave New World, Edge of the Venomverse) to the IDW family!
•   The Visionaries make their explosive return to comics! 
•   Magic vs. metal!

  • Written by Magdalene Visaggio
  • Art by Fico Ossio
  • Cover Art by Fico Ossio

From IDW Publishing


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