New Comics This Week February 22 — You’re reading ONE SHOTS, the place to go for new comics this week! We gather some brand new issues, debut titles, fresh creative teams, and even the occasional collection for you to peruse in hopes that you may find something that piques your interest. Have a great New Comic Book Day, and an even better week!
Detective Comics #951
James Tynion IV’s Batman team book has been consistently good since it began with the first wave of Rebirth releases at DC Comics. It has boasted great character interactions and a diverse cast of voices that make up a good team book, all with the advantage of Batman on the roster. While the assortment of villains have been of lower tiers, it’s time for this crew to face a greater villain. Serving as a good jumping-on point, issue 951 begins a fresh arc featuring the League of Shadows. That it focuses on a familiar adversary should welcome new and old readers alike.
This one-shot from the Hugo Aware-nominated writer and artist Gabriel Hardman should satisfy horror comic fans, if not tease them with just a taste of this accomplished creator’s visceral style. It is gritty, violent and dreadfully dark, making The Belfry a perfect demonstration of Hardman’s inky blacks and sense of dread. If you don’t want to comic to a new series, grabbing this comic should hit the spot just fine.
The Old Guard #1
Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez introduce a brand new creator-owned series from Image Comics in The Old Guard. This all-star creative team is bringing immortal soldiers to the present, and according to Rucka, it found its origin in a horror story of his own. What if you could never die? Death would become a desire in the face of what poses a greater threat to these ageless warriors. If you enjoy Rucka’s Wonder Woman work, surely The Old Guard will hit home for you with his badass female protagonist, hailing from Ancient Greece.
Ghost in the Shell Hardcover Volumes 1, 1.5 and 2
Just in time for the release of the American film adaptation of the classic manga and anime starring Scarlett Johansson, Kodansha Comics USA is giving you three reprinted hardcover volumes of the Masamune Shirow classic Ghost in the Shell. If you’re looking to see what this movie is all about, this is the first English language edition printed in the traditional right-to-left manga format, giving it that authentic feel. Even if you’re looking to avoid the new movie for its peculiar alterations to the source material, keep things as original with these cool collector’s pieces.