Sure, the Marvel comics universe might be exploding in this week’s batch of Secret Wars comics, but Dirk Gently himself is heading off on comic book adventures in this week’s releases — and so does Mad Max: Fury Road! Come check them out, and more, in this week’s guide to the coolest new comics.

Dark Horse

Single Issues

  • Resident Alien: Sam Hain Mystery #1 - A stranded alien masquerading as a small town doctor faces problems when people start questioning what happened to the town’s previous doctor thanks to a mysterious briefcase. Written By: Paul Hogan Artist: Steve Parkhouse
  • Dark Horse Presents #10 - An anthology of award winning comics, including Ken Pisani and Arturo Lauria’s political sci-fi thriller Colonus. Written By: Ken Pisani, Various Artists: Arturo Lauria, Various

Trade Paperbacks

  • ApocalyptiGirl: An Aria For The End Times - A young woman and her cat trek across the wasteland in search of a powerful relic. Written By: Andrew MacLean Artist: Andrew MacLean
  • Grendel vs The Shadow - The classic pulp heroes face off when the Grendel is sent back to 1930’s New York. Written By: Matt Wagner Artists: Matt Wagner, Brennan Wagner

DC Comics

Single Issues

  • Mad Max: Fury Road - Nux and Immortan Joe - Set before the events of the movie, discover the origins of how Colonel Joe Moore became Immortan Joe, and how Nux became a War Boy in his army. Written By: George Miller, Various Artists: Riccardo Burchielli, Leandro Fernandez


Single Issues

  • Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency #1 - Dirk relocates his Detective Agency to San Diego to tackle new cases and threats. Written By: Chris Ryall Artist: Tony Atkins
  • Insufferable #1 - A superhero and his former protégé are brought together for one last mission. But can they finish the job without killing each other first? Written By: Mark Waid Artist: Peter Krause
  • Winterworld: Frozen Fleet #1 - Scully and Wynn are no longer alone, but new friendships may turn foul out in the harsh ice. Written By: Chuck Dixon Artist: Esteve Polls


Single Issues

  • Valhalla Mad #1 - Three legendary Warrior-Gods take a drunken break on Earth. Written By: Joe Casey Artist: Paul Maybury

Trade Paperbacks

  • Graveyard Shift - A homicide detective and his girlfriend find themselves going up against a gang of Vampires. Written By: Jay Faerber Artist: Fran Bueno
  • Intersect Volume One: Metamorph - The journey of the Intersected begins as a strange event mutates and warps people into terrifying new creations. Written By: Ray Fawkes Artist: Ray Fawkes


Single Issues

  • A-Force #1 - An all-new team of female superheroes form a new Avengers team to protect the small Battleword kingdom of Arcadia. Written By: C. Willow Wilson, Marguerite Bennett Artist: Jorge Molina
  • Master of Kung Fu #1 - In the land of K’un-lun, where everyone knows a deadly martial art, a drunken washout finds himself at the mercy of Emperor Zu. Written By: Haden Blackman Artist: Dalibor Talajic
  • Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #1 - Screw Secret Wars, Deadpool is having a Secret Wars of his own! Join the merc with a mouth as he regales his crucial role in the first Secret Wars. Written By: Cullen Bunn Artists: Matteo Lolli, Jacopo Camagni
  • Planet Hulk #1 - The battle-worn warrior Steve Rogers finds himself trapped in a land of wild, rampaging Hulks. Written By: Sam Humphries, Greg Pak Artists: Marc Laming, Takeshi Miyagawa
  • Secret Wars: Battleworld #1 - In the wake of the 616 and Ultimate universes destroying each other, the Battleworld is born. Written By: Joshua Williamson, Ed Brisson Artists: Mike Henderson, Scott Hepburn
  • Spider-Verse #1 - A team of Spiders accidentally warp out of the Spider-Verse event and find themselves on Battleworld. Written By: Mike Costa Artist: Andre Arujo
  • Ultimate End #1 - As the Ultimate Universe faces a final destruction, what happens to the heroes that gave everything to defend it? Written By: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mark Bagley

Trade Paperbacks

  • Axis: Revolutions - As the Red Skull broadcasts hate across the world, an attempt to cure the malady switches the moral compasses of the Marvel Universes finest heroes and villains. Written By: Various Artists: Various


Single Issues

  • Accelerators: Momentum #1 (Blue Juice Comics) - A group of time travellers using a time machine that can only go forward in time attempt to find a way back home. Written By: R.F.I. Porto Artist: Gavin Smith
  • The Adventures of Aero-Girl #1 (Action Lab Entertainment) - Tragedy strikes Jaqueline McKenzie, leaving her to take up the mantle of Aero-Girl alone and defend Foxbay from the evil Dr. Chimera. Written By: DeWayne Feenstra Artist: Axur Eneas
  • Carpe Noctum #1 (Hashtag Comics) - Writer Chelsea Nobles finds herself thrust into the mysterious underworld of Las Vegas, as warring brothers and oncoming Elder Gods force her to face her destiny. Written By: Martin Dunn Artists: Derrick Fish, Challenging
  • Oh Killstrike #1 (Boom! Studios) - New father Jared finds himself returning to his childhood comics to avoid responsibility. But when he accidentally brings his favourite ultraviolent action hero Killstrike to the real world, Jared has to stand up and defend those he loves from him. Written By: Max Bemis Artist: Logan Faerber
  • Psycho Bonkers #1 (Aspen MLT) - Teenage Bonk Racer Shine tries to discover the dark secret that destroyed her family and shook the world of Bonker Racing to its core. But she soon discovers that learning the truth could be just as damaging as the tragedy she is trying to forget. Written By: Vince Hernandez Artist: Adam Archer

Graphic Novels And Collections


  • Bad Karma Volume One (D.E.) - An anthology series of gripping tales from different creative teams, all interconnected to tell a unique story. Written By: B. Clay Moore, Various Artists: Jeremy Haun, Various
  • The Evil Within (Titan Comics) - An adaptation of the recent survival horror videogame, as Sebastian Castellanos finds himself trapped in a world of nightmarish creations and horrid landscapes. Written By:Ian Edginton Artist: Alex Sanchez

Want to see what else is out this week? You can see the full list here - and find out where your nearest Comic Book Store is here!