New Comics This Week March 1: Royal City, Star Wars & More! 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.
New Comics This Week March 1: Royal City #1
This double-sized debut issue of Jeff Lemire’s Royal City harkens back to some of the creator’s greatest works. Much like the fantastic Essex County, Royal City will be a very personal, touching and intimate story about normal people. In this case, it explores Patrick Pike and his family as they continue to endure decades of tension and unease after the death of their youngest brother. This comic will be worth the read for fans of Essex County, Sweet Tooth and other Lemire books of a similar literary thread.
New Comics This Week March 1: Savage Things #1
Fans of crime, war and action comics looking for a brand-new limited series should take a look at Justin Jordan and Ibrahim Moustafa’s new Vertigo Comics book Savage Things. A team of highly dangerous soldiers trained from a young age go rogue on the American government organization that created them. The initial attempt to eliminate them fails and so the soldiers wreak havoc across the United States, performing acts of terrorism on their home soil. In a last act of desperation, a man called Abel is called in to take out the domestic terrorists. This story is most interesting because Jordan is emphasizing the home-grown nature of the band of soldiers. Savage Things will be eight issues of what Vertigo called “Jason Bourne” meets “the gruesome horror of classic grindhouse.”
New Comics This Week March 1: Star Wars #29
This is the fourth issue of the most recent interlude for the series. While the Yoda prequel arc has introduced more questions than it has answered, the newest issue explores the Force, the Light side and the Dark sides in symbolic and intriguing ways. It may be an issue that simply bridges to what will surely be a fantastic #30, it is a great book to continue the Yoda story.