The best day of the week just got a lot better with a new round of awesome comics arriving in stores this week. Staff members at Major Spoilers are here to help you with your comic book selection this week, with their roundup of comics they recommend.

Archie2015_10-0ARCHIE #10

Writer: Mark Waid
Artists: Veronica Fish, Andre Szymanowicz, Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli
Publisher: Archie Comics
Cover Price: $3.99 U.S.
SOLICITATION: IT’S TEAM ARCHIE VS. TEAM BETTY! A civil war has broken out in Riverdale—friends against friends, parents against parents, with the entire town torn down the middle by an event that forces everyone to take sides! No joke—the events of this issue will impact Archie and his pals for some time to come!

STEPHEN: If you thought Archie Comics were filler for empty spaces at the grocery store checkout stand, you are really mistaken. Archie continues to prove you can tell fun and interesting stories with about the kids from Riverdale. Highly recommended.

Writer: Hope Larson
Artist: Rafael Albuquerque
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
SOLICITATION: “Beyond Burnside” Chapter One: The Batgirl you know and love is going global with Eisner Award-winning and New York Times best-selling writer Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time, Goldie Vance) and all-star artist Rafael Albuquerque (AMERICAN VAMPIRE). In order to up her game, Babs travels to Japan on a quest to train with the most elite modern combat masters of the East. But when a chance meeting with an old friend puts a target on her back, Batgirl may need to use her new skills to solve a deadly mystery.

MATTHEW: A new chapter for Batgirl, and hopefully one that keeps true to the best of the post-Flashpoint material. I’m really looking forward to it.

STEPHEN: I really like the work by these two creators, and Batgirl is really deserving of everyone’s attention, so I’m betting Batgirl #1 will the big hit of the week.

Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Avaro Martinez
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
SOLICITATION: “RISE OF THE BATMEN” Chapter Four: Batman’s found his way into the heart of the Colony, the mysterious new organization cutting its way through Gotham City! Unfortunately, now that he’s in he may find there’s no way out!

JON: Thanks to the talented James Tynion IV, Detective Comics is once again a must-read title. I’m eager to see how Batman and his team work together to take down the big bad, whose identity has now been confirmed.

WAYNE: This book doesn’t disappoint! Glad it’s now bi-weekly!

FLS_Cv3_dsFLASH #3
Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
SOLICITATION: “LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE” Chapter Three: In issue #3, dozens of innocent people mysteriously gain super-speed! But not all are heroic, and it’ll take everything The Flash and August have to harness the lightning before Black Hole does.

STEPHEN: I do love the the Flash, and with all the new speedsters running around, something is about to explode.

WAYNE: Fascinating reading, and it’s only #3! Highly recommended!

FQ_Cv3_open_order_varFUTURE QUEST #3
Writer: Jeff Parker
Artist: Evan “Doc” Shaner

Publisher: DC Comics

Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: An earth-shattering power has come to life in the jungles of South America, and Team Quest and Birdman race the forces of F.E.A.R. to reach it first! There they find time ripped apart in a lost valley where dinosaurs and cavemen run wild once more as the ancient legend of Mightor is revealed! Only the shipwrecked aliens Jan and Jace hold the secrets of what fate awaits our world, but as a force led by Jezebel Jade attacks, what new hero will rise?

WAYNE: This book is SO MUCH FUN! It’s especially great if you know the characters, so I’m loving this series. More, I say, more!

Writer: Robert Venditti
Artist: Rafael Sandoval
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
With no backup and only his ring and battery to keep him alive, Hal Jordan streaks toward battle with the Sinestro Corps, while his greatest foe prepares to wipe the last Green Lantern of them all out of existence!

JON: Robert Venditti is one of the quintessential modern Hal Jordan writers so if you are a fan of Green Lantern in any sense, this book is a must!

Writer: Various
Artist: Various
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $39.99
SOLICITATION: A military machine with a soul, a thinking computer in the form of a man – X-51 is the Machine Man! Abel Stack gave a government-created robot a human face, nurturing the man inside the machine and calling him son. But Stack’s death left that son, Aaron, alone and running for his life. The military wants to strip him apart, and mankind doesn’t understand him – but in exploits crafted by two of the medium’s greatest talents, he’ll still redefine humanity. Few comic books were lucky enough to be graced by the work of Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. Machine Man never saw an issue that wasn’t illustrated by one of these creative titans. Now, the complete MACHINE MAN epic is collected for the first time, and in one complete volume! Collecting MACHINE MAN (1978) #1-19 and INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #235-237.

MATTHEW: I went through hell, metaphorically speaking, to assemble my Machine Man collection. You guys can just pick one up off the stands. The magical future is here!

romROM #1
Writer: Chris Ryall, Christos Gage
Artist: David Messina
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: WE’VE BEEN INVADED AND ONLY A SPACE KNIGHT CAN SAVE US! First there was his epic return in this year’s FCBD #0, and now the ongoing tale of ROM begins in earnest! Christos Gage, Chris Ryall, and David Messina kick off the wildest new series of the year as Rom’s war with the DIRE WRAITHS hits close to home in “Earthfall, part 1!”

MATTHEW: The Spaceknight is back, and I’m hoping it’s going to be good. I hope that we don’t find this to be an ‘in name only’ revival of the character, but it’s unclear how much of the ROM we knew belongs to Marvel Comics…

TNS_Cv1_open_order_varTITANS #1
Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Brett Booth
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
After an old ally returns to the team, the Titans set their sights on a dangerous enemy with the power to change reality itself! But the Titans have never faced a threat this massive before, and with so much on the line, will they be able to stand united as a team? Or will their past mistakes be their undoing?

JON: Whether you’re a fan of Rebirth or not, there’s no denying that it’s amazing to have the original Wally West back in the DCU. Given his importance in the Rebirth special and the events of the Titans Rebirth one-shot, this title should be an essential part of any avid DC fan’s pull list.


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