Here are the books I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of January 30, 2019.
Star Trek: The Q Conflict
Words/Story: Scott & David Tipton
Art/Colors: David Messina
“When a dispute between godlike beings threatens the galaxy, it will take all of Starfleet’s best captains to stop them. Join James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Kathryn Janeway, and Benjamin Sisko as they go head-to-head in a competition that will determine the fate of the Earth and beyond. Will they be able to emerge victorious, or will they be torn apart by the Q Conflict?”
Category: Tried and True Creators
Why I’m Excited: After several miniseries about the Next Gen Mirror Universe, the Scott and David Tipton have proven they know how to write a good Star Trek: The Next Generation story. It has always been intriguing that there are other Qs in the “Continuum.” Could all of them be as big a jerk as John de Lancie’s character? I always marveled at Picard’s (and, to a lesser extent, Janeway’s) ability to not punch him. Something in me wants to see Kirk lose his cool in a way that we’ve only seen in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Also out this week is a one-shot tale of Picard’s Stargazer days.
Publisher: Dark Horse
Words/Story: Curt Pires
Art/Colors: Antonio Fuso
“There are problems, cases, too strange for U.S. law enforcement to solve. Pitor Wyrd is the one who solves them—for a fee, of course. An unaging, invincible detective with a penchant for the strange, Wyrd is the one the government calls when things go very badly and very strange.
This issue: Crimea. A failed attempt at recreating a certain U.S. super soldier. A monster roaming the countryside. A trail of bodies.”
Category: Support Emerging Creators
Why I’m Excited: What do immortals do to keep from getting bored? How do you deal with the aging and death of people you may have gotten close to? In the fiction I like to read, the answer is: try to be useful. Fuso’s work on G.I. Joe and Torchwood make a great fit for this premise.
Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt
Words/Story: Kieron Gillen
Art/Colors: Caspar Wijngaard
“His level of genius is matched only by his heroics, and in humanity’s darkest hour he’s the hero they need the most—alas, poor humanity. Peter Cannon—the man known as Thunderbolt—is only too happy to leave civilization to face its end. Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine) teams up with powerhouse artist Caspar Wijngaard (Doctor Aphra) as he returns to the superhero genre with a dark, humorous, and relentless love song to the genre. Well, “Love Song” in a Leonard Cohen love song kind of way. Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt: saving a world he hates.”
Category: Tried and True Creator
Why I’m Excited: The end is nigh . . . for the wicked and the devine. The conclusion of long-running projects and the start of new things is always a taut situation for creators, so I’m excited to see whether it will be this title or Die (with Stephanie Hans) that grabs me and can sustain a long-run story. Perhaps it’ll be both.
Also out this week is a new printing of Nanjing: The Burning City.
See you at the racks!