Greetings comic book fans and welcome to another episode of the Crank File. Every Tuesday I spotlight some of the new comic book releases that are hitting shelves on Wednesday. It’s been a busy week, so this entry is going to be all whats and no whys. Here’s what I’m reading this week:
The Top of the Pile: Divinity III Stalinverse #4
Words: Matt Kindt
Art: Trevor Hairsine
What it is: The Stalinverse endures! The world has gone red, and now the epic final confrontation begins as Divinity, Ninjak, Shadowman, Komandar Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, and the Red Brigade all choose their side on the lines of the coming battle? Wait, you think we’ll tell you how this one ends? Nyet, comrade! The universe as we know it hinges on this, so make sure you read this one first, Valianteers!
The Mainstream One: Dark Knight III Master Race #8
Words: Frank Mikker
Art: Andy Kubert
What it is: Baal’s Kryptonian army has invaded Themyscira. Wonder Woman and the Amazons will show them why that was a deadly mistake.
The Indie One: Space Riders Galaxy of Brutality #1
Publisher: Black Mask
Words: Fabian Rangel
Art: Alexis Ziritt
What it is: An ancient evil is gathering power throughout the cosmos, and it falls upon the legendary SPACE RIDERS to kick its a**! Having disbanded, the crew of CAPTAIN PELIGRO, MONO, and YARA must reunite for what may be their final ride! The cult comic that electrified comic readers in the brain RETURNS to blast your fragile human psyche into oblivion!!
The #1 One: X-Men Prime #1
Words: Marc Guggenheim
Art: Leonard Kirk, Ken Lashley, Ibraim Roberson
What it is: RESURRXION BEGINS HERE! In the wake of their war with the Inhumans, the X-MEN are at a crossroads. Where do they go from here? Luckily, one beloved X-Men has the answer to that question: Xavier’s dream comes full circle as KITTY PRYDE returns to the X-Men, ready to lead them in their mission to protect a world that hates and fears them. The next chapter of the X-Men’s saga starts here!
The One I’m Buying for the Cover: Ghost Rider #5 (Venomized variant)
Words: Felipe Smith
Art: Danillo Beyruth
Cover Art: Dustin Weaver
What it is: FOUR ON THE FLOOR: CONCLUSION! The gang’s all here: Ghost Rider, Silk, Wolverine, Hulk and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are taking on the big space monster that stole all their powers!
That’s all I got this week. Until next time, carpe comics!