OKAY. Everyone stay calm! It's here, it's happening, and it's $0.99: the first issue of the six-issue Husbands cross-time caper! Buy it at digital.darkhorse.com
. The limited series starts with Cheeks, Brady, and Haley getting a mysterious wedding present that whisks them off to the first of six different parallel universes, Exiles-style. And since it's written by Jane Espenson and Brad Bell, you know it HAS to be awesome! #justwhatIalwayswanted!
X-treme X-men #5
The second half of the Howlett-centric adventure continues! At the end of last issue, Dazzler, Nightcrawler, BalloonXavier, BabyHowlett, and Mr. and Mrs. Howllet were holed up in a shack in the middle of the desert as evil, cowpoke versions of Cyke, Sabretooth, Colossus, and Danger charged toward them! And where's Howlett in all this you ask? Riding with the baddies! Since his adamantine skull protects him from psychic assault, how did EvilXavier get James to switch sides? And will he be able to find his way back so that the crew can off EvilXavier, save lil' Howlett, and scoot? (Also, did you see Greg Pak's awesome
#SignsYoSonIsGay tweet? And the cover for issue #9
Astonishing X-men #55
Karma, Northstar, et al. continue their fight against Karma's evil half sister Hitachi. But is Iceman really dead, or was his untimely demise in a vat of molten metals simply a ruse by Northstar to rid his body of Hitachi's nanobots? And is Tiger Tyger for realsies going to let these X-n000bs take over her island??
National Comics: Xanadu #1
Finally, a new solo title for my fav Cassandra! Madame X is an all-seeing attorney in this re-imagining of the awesome, occasionally bisexual character. And while following her exploits here is a bit like following DCnU Constantine ("Well the character is explicitly queer in SOME universe."), I'm still going for it! Plus, I really like the concept of a shifting anthology that publishes one issue of each story every four months. #itsmyparty
Justice League Dark #13
The House of Secrets vs. the House of Mystery! That's all you need to say for me! I'm all in!
Teen Titans #13
Cassie continues to kill her armor-stealing ex. I wonder what bunker is up to?
This story APPEARS to be less "Class Comics" and more "thoughtful reversal of horror tropes", but I'll let you be the judge.