He's Got Issues #272.0: Top Ten New Comics, 1/29/20

Jon Cooney

  1. Sex Criminals #26 (Cover A Chip Zdarsky), $3.99
    (W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Chip Zdarsky
    * THE SERIES? It's back.
    * JON AND SUZE? Also back.
    * THIS ARC? THE LAST. Gasp!
    * BULLET LISTS? How do you turn them off in Microsoft Word
    The highly anticipated return of the #1 New York Times bestselling humor/romance series SEX CRIMINALS kicks off its final story arc. Praised for its emotionally compelling characters, taut storytelling, and comedic genius, Time Magazine called it "the best comic of the year" upon launch. Since its debut, SEX CRIMINALS has garnered coverage from such mainstream media outlets as Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, NPR, and The Washington Post and won multiple awards.
    SEX CRIMINALS follows the adventures of Suzie and Jon-a couple who discover they can stop time when they have sex. This final chapter sees the reunion of writer MATT FRACTION (NOVEMBER, Hawkeye) and CHIP ZDARSKY (THE WHITE TREES, Daredevil).
  2. Immortal Hulk #30 (Cover A Alex Ross), $3.99
    (W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross
    • The first Gamma Bomb unleashed a terrifying creature with impossible strength who waged war on all human authority.
    •  The authorities gave the beast a name - a name the whole world knows. But it was someone else's name first...
    •  ...and now the HULK THAT WAS has returned to take it back.
  3. Action Comics #1019 (Cover A John Romita Jr. & Klaus Janson), $3.99
    (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) John Romita, Klaus Janson
    One of the biggest battles in Superman history tears through Metropolis as the super-villain team-up of Lex Luthor, the Legion of Doom, and Leviathan come to change Superman's city forever! The blockbuster creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artists John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson create a Superman epic for the ages-as the Man of Steel deals with the public disclosure of his secret identity!
  4. Star Wars #2 (Cover A R. B. Silva), $3.99
    (W) Charles Soule (A) Jesus Saiz (CA) R. B. Silva
    "No...I am your father."
    In the wake of the events following The Empire Strikes Back, it is a dark time for the heroes of the Rebellion. The Rebel fleet...scattered following a disastrous defeat at the Battle of Hoth. Han Solo...lost to the bounty hunter, Boba Fett, after being frozen in carbonite. And after being lured into a trap on Cloud City and bested in a vicious lightsaber duel against the evil Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker...learned the horrible truth about his past. Vader did not kill Luke's father Anakin--Vader is Luke's father! Now, after narrowly escaping the dark lord's clutches, and wounded and reeling from the revelation, Luke, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, the Wookiee Chewbacca and the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 must fight their way back to the Rebel Alliance-for the fate of the entire galaxy is at stake! After so many losses is victory still possible?  But, what Leia, Luke and their ragtag band of freedom fighters do not realize is that they have only traded one Imperial trap for another! Enter the cunning and vengeful Imperial Commander Zahra, at the helm of the Tarkin's Will!
    Writer Charles Soule (DARTH VADER) and artist Jesus Saiz (DOCTOR STRANGE) are taking us all to the galaxy far, far away next year! With covers by RB Silva (POWERS OF X)!
  5. Criminal #12, $3.99
    (W) Ed Brubaker (A/CA) Sean Phillips
    The death of Teeg Lawless.
    The final issue of the CRUEL SUMMER arc.
  6. X-Men #5 (Cover A Leinil Francis Yu), $3.99
    (W) Jonathan Hickman (A) R. B. Silva (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
    The X-Men, the most powerful heroes on the planet, deal with an old nemesis' surprising return...
  7. Detective Comics Annual #3, $4.99
    (W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Sumit Kumar, Eduardo Risso (CA) Steve Rude
    Of all the mayhem and madness that "City of Bane" visited upon Batman's world, the death of Alfred Pennyworth had the greatest impact. As Bruce struggles to pick up the pieces of his life, the absence of the man who had always helped him is felt with devastating consequences. With new storm clouds brewing on the horizon, does Bruce Wayne have what it takes to honor his dearest friend's memory?
  8. New Mutants #6 (Cover A Rod Reis), $3.99
    (W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Flaviano (CA) Rod Reis
    A simple visit to check in on old friends in the human world has gone wrong - dangerously wrong. With innocent lives on the line, Armor and the other young mutants have their hands tied... but escaping without collateral damage looks increasingly impossible.
  9. The Flash #87 (Cover A Rafael Sandoval & Jordi Tarragona), $3.99
    (W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Rafael Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona
    "Rogue's Reign" aftermath! Central City is in ruins! The Rogues are on the run! The Speed Force is in chaos-and the Flash's powers make him too dangerous to remain free! But who can bring him in? Plus, a surprise character returns from Barry's past with a grave warning about his future!
  10. Thor #2 (Cover A Olivier Coipel), $3.99
    (W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel
    Before him lies the Black Winter; behind, a trail of death wrought by his own hand. The God of Thunder hurtles through the cosmos, searching for the power to save Asgard and all existence. But no power in the heavens can save a god - a king - from his bloody duty.