There's a mountain of great graphic novels and trade paperbacks out this week, and more than a few excellent-looking new-series as well. So I feel kind of bad leading off this week's "Comics We Crave" with Adam West piloting a giant Batman robot, but… Adam West piloting a giant Batman. I'm not made of stone.

New Issues

Batman '66 #14 — Batman's giant Bat Robot takes care of crime when the Dynamic Duo need to rest. But it might be doing too good a job…

Bob's Burgers #1 (Dynamite) — The official comic of the official hit Fox cartoon from the official writers and creators. It's official! Rachel Hastings and various (W), Frank Forte and various (A).

Brainstorm #1 (Future Dude) — When his own weather experiments get out of control, a scientist must stop the massive storm he has accidentally created. Jeffrey Morris and Ira Livingston (A), Dennis Calero (A).


Hero Cats #1 (Action Lab) — A group of cats are secretly Stellar City's elite covert tactical ops team, tasked with protecting the city. Kyle Puttkammer (W), Marcus Williams (A).

Inhuman #4 (Marvel) — Thor arrives in Attilan. Charles Soule (W), Ryan Stegman (A).

Jaegir (2000AD) — Set in the future of Rogue Trooper, a war crimes investigator must stop an inhuman monster from killing his own family. Gordon Rennie (W), Simon Coleby (A).


Kang & Kodos #1 (Bongo)The Simpsons' favorite alien invaders finally star in their own adventures. Matt Groening (W), various (A).

Low #2 (Image) — Poverty, corruptions, drugs and a cultish religion offer no true solace to the citizens of the doomed underwater city of Salus. Rick Remender (W), Greg Tocchini (A).

Pop #1 (Dark Horse) — A pop star escapes her master in a world where celebrities are literally made by the rich for their own entertainment. Curt Pires (W), Jason Copland (A).


Sundowners #1 (Dark Horse) — The Sundowners are determined to protect the world from all inter-dimensional threats. But do these threats exist anywhere but in their heads? Tim Seeley (W), Jim Terry (A).

The New 52: Future's End #17 (DC) — Why is Superman wearing a helmet, and what does he have to hide? Keith Giffen and various (W), Patrick Zircher (A).


Secret Origins #5 (DC) — Featuring Cyborg, Red Hood and Mera. Marv Wolfman and various (W), Andre Coelho and various (A).

Wayward #1 (Image) — Rori Lane travels to Japan to stay with her estranged mother, but discovers a supernatural threat in the shadows — and she may be the only one with the power to stop it. Jim Zub (W), Steven Cummings and John Rauch (A).

Trade Paperbacks and Hardcovers

Charley's War Omnibus (Titan) — One man's account of the horrors of the first World War. Contains episodes #1-87. Pat Mills (W), Joe Colquhoun (A).


DC Universe Vs. Masters of the Universe (DC) — When Skeletor escapes to the Earth, He-Man and the Masters follow, instantly running afoul of the Justice League. Keith Gidden and various (W), Dexter Soy and various (A).

The Illegitimates (IDW) — When the world's greatest secret agent fails, his agency assembles a team of his illegitimate children. Taram Killam and Marc Andreyko (W), Kevin Sharpe (A).


Jessica Jones: The Pulse Complete Collection (Marvel) — Jessica Jones returns to work covering the superhero beat for the Daily Bugle. First job: Figuring out who killed the Bugle's last reporter. Brian Michael Bendis (W), various (A).

Magic: The Gathering Complete Collection (IDW) — The complete adventures of Dack Fayden, the greatest thief in the multiverse. Mat Forbeck and Jason Ciaramella (W), Martin Coccolo and various (A).

Mars Attacks Deluxe Edition (IDW) — The complete invasion chronicled in one oversized collection. John Layman (W), John McCrea (A).


Marvel Masterworks: Marvel Rarities Vol. 1 (Marvel) — A collection of the craziest comics Marvel had to offer in the '60s, as well as the amazing Marvel memorabilia of the decade. Various (W/A).

Pariah Missouri (Salazar) — A Pinkerton spy infiltrates a gambling town and finds evil of both the human and inhuman varieties. Andres Salazar (W), Jose Luis Pescador (A).

Talent (Boom) — The sole survivor of a horrific plane crash discovers he has the skills of his fellow passengers — and he'll need them to survive whoever's trying to kill him. Chrstopher Golden and Tom Sniegoski (W), Paul Azaceta (A).


Theseus and the Minotaur (Toon Books) — The Greek myth retold with a plethora of historical accuracy, helpful indexes and fun games and more. Yvan Pommaux (W/A).

Think Tank Box Set (Image) — David Loren is the smartest, laziest man on earth, but even he doesn't foresee the consequences of his latest creation. Includes the first three trades. Matt Hawkins (W), Rahsan Ekedal (A).


Tomboy (HMH) — Liz Prince's memoir of growing as neither one of the girls or the boys. Liz Prince (W/A).

White Death (Image) — A WWI Italian rifleman returns home to discover it's been destroyed by the "white death" — avalanches purposefully triggered to destroy everything in their path. Robbie Morrison (W), Charlie Adlard (A).

As usual, here's the list of everything being released to comic stores tomorrow, and you can find your nearest comic retailer here.