All-Comic’s You Should Be Reading is the weekly list of comics we can’t wait to get our hands on. Each of our writers picks their most-anticipated comic for the upcoming week and sums up why it needs to be on your radar. Get your comic shop on the phone – here’s what you should be reading on September 24, 2019. This week, we’re looking at New Mutants: War Children #1, The White Trees #2 and Shazam #7.
New Mutants: War Children #1 by Chris Claremont, Bill Sienkiewicz, Chris Sotomayor, Clayton Cowles
Josh: The byline says it all. The team that put together ‘The Demon Bear Saga” is making a return to the series with the classic cast and I’m really not sure how anyone can say no to this. If you’re not familiar, this team is renowned for surreal interiors and trippy yet touching character work. Fans of the original X-Men comics; get your hands on this book. Anyone reading this who doesn’t know Claremont and Siekniewicz; find out!
The White Trees #2 by Chip Zdarsky, Kris Anka, Matt Wilson, Aditya Bidikar
Josh: When this book hit shelves a few weeks ago, I was absolutely floored. The world building and character work here puts together a fantasy world perfect to just melt into. Scripts from Chip Zdarsky are emotional with plot hooks all around and art from Kris Anka is … let’s say pretty attractive, especially with a coat of paint from colorist Matt Wilson. Issue #1 of The White Trees was absolutely perfect and I will inject this next one directly into my veins.
Shazam #7 by Geoff Johns, Dale Eaglesham, Scott Kolins, Michael Atiyeh, Rob Leigh
Jeremy: There should be no doubt left in anyone’s mind that Geoff Johns is a master story teller. His work on big events like doomsday clock and blackest night speak for themselves. With his relaunch of Shazam he has found a way to inject new life into the Shazam mythos. While there have been several delays, the book has been extremely well written when it’s out. All the characters are likable, it may be hard to pick your favorite. If you still have an interest in Shazam, this is a must read.