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Top 15 Impressive Comics You'll Want to Buy This Week

Phoenix Resurrection: The Return Of Jean Grey #5 cover by Leinil Francis Yu

Find out the top 15 comics featuring ethnic characters or talent this week. There's an impressive line-up of comics this week.

This week we've got two comics featuring characters from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, a comic featuring the Tenth Doctor and his companions Gabby and Cindy, plus Moon Girl and Riri search for their mentors.

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Astro City #50


Publisher: Vertigo Comics
Writer: Kurt Busiek
Artist: Brent Anderson
Cover Artist: Alex Ross
Summary: Our 50th issue begins a special new story: Michael Tenicek lost his wife, years ago, to a chronal cataclysm. But he’s not the only one in Astro City whose life has been upended by life among the superheroes. Today, we’ll meet others, learn their stories and see how Michael—and friends—cope with their trauma. A sequel to the Eisner-nominated “The Nearness of You,” considered by many to be ASTRO CITY’s best story ever.Our 50th issue begins a special new story: Michael Tenicek lost his wife, years ago, to a chronal cataclysm. But he’s not the only one in Astro City whose life has been upended by life among the superheroes. Today, we’ll meet others, learn their stories and see how Michael—and friends—cope with their trauma. A sequel to the Eisner-nominated “The Nearness of You,” considered by many to be ASTRO CITY’s best story ever.
On Sale: January 31, 2018
Price: $3.99
Buy Astro City 50 on Comixology

The Avengers #678


Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub
Artist: Pepe Larraz
Cover Artist: Mark Brooks
Summary: NO SURRENDER Part 4 - NOW ON SALE WEEKLY! The Avengers are caught in a game of cosmic proportions, but they don’t know the rules – and one of them is about to pay the ultimate price! THE FIRST AVENGER FALLS!
On Sale: January 31, 2018
Price: $3.99
Buy The Avengers 678 on Comixology

Dark Nights: Metal #5


Publisher: DC Comics
Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Greg Capullo
Cover Artist: Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion
Summary: The Justice League faces the final extinguishing of our world, invaded on all sides by unimaginable nightmares, fueled on to the edge of oblivion only by the belief that there must be a light in the endless darkness—somewhere. But…what if there’s not? -
On Sale: January 31, 2018
Price: $3.99
Buy Dark Nights: Metal 5 on Comixology

The Defenders #9


Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: David Marquez
Cover Artist: David Marquez
Summary: KINGPINS OF NEW YORK, Part 4 - Harlem burns as the Defenders push back against the bloodiest gang war in Marvel history. Some will rise, some will fall and there will be new Defenders…
On Sale: January 31, 2018
Price: $
Buy The Defenders 9 on Comixology

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor - Year Three #13


Publisher: Titan Books
Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artist: Arianna Florean, Giorgia Sposito
Cover Artist: Iolanda Zanfardino
Summary: The penultimate episode of the stunning Year Three sees the Doctor forced to justify his meddling in time - with Gabby and Cindy's lives on the line! -
On Sale: January 31, 2018
Price: $
Buy Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor - Year Three 13 on Amazon

The Flash Annual #1


Publisher: DC Comics
Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Christian Duce
Cover Artist: Howard Porter
Summary: FLASH WAR, PRELUDE - The biggest Flash story of 2018 starts here, with a special story starring the classic Wally West, who’s conflicted over whether to let Iris West know he is alive—and he’ll need the help of the Flash to figure out what to do! But when Magenta, Wally’s old love, needs his help, the Flash returns home to Keystone City where he is confronted with violent memories of an unknown world…A major turning point for the Flash family that sets the path for earth shattering stories in 2018!
On Sale: January 31, 2018
Price: $4.99
Buy The Flash Annual 1 on Comixology

Invincible Iron Man #596


Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Stefano Caselli, Alex Maleev
Cover Artist: Dean White
Summary: THE SEARCH FOR TONY STARK, PART FOUR - Doom is trapped in a hell of his own making, Riri makes a huge choice for the future and the mystery of Tony Stark begins to reveal itself – and it’s a shocker!  Who is behind Iron Man’s amazing resurrection, and is this the Tony we all know and love?
On Sale: January 31, 2018
Price: $3.99
Buy Invincible Iron Man 596 on Comixology

Jean Grey #11


Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Dennis Hopeless
Artist: Victor Ibáñez, Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque
Cover Artist: David Yardin
Summary: PSYCH WAR, PART 4 - It was all leading up to this… young Jean Grey vs. the Phoenix!  But after all her training, this might be a battle that she wasn’t prepared for at all.  Now, trapped in a prison with former Phoenix hosts, Jean must use everything she’s learned to bust out!  All this, plus what was up with that ghost Jean Grey?!  Guest-starring Rachel Summers, Emma Frost, Quentin Quire, the Cuckoos and Hope!
On Sale: January 31, 2018
Price: $4.99
Buy Jean Grey 11 on Comixology

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #27


Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Brandon Montclare
Artist: Natacha Bustos
Cover Artist: Natacha Bustos
Summary: FANTASTIC THREE, PART 3 - Who’s behind the stretchy, fiery, wispy and rocky thefts going on all around town? Has the Fantastic Four turned to a life of crime – waitaminute, there ain’t no more FF anymore! It’s all up to Lunella Lafayette to solve the case!
On Sale: January 31, 2018
Price: $3.99
Buy Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur 27 on Comixology

Phoenix Resurrection: The Return Of Jean Grey #5


Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Matthew Rosenberg
Artist: Elizabeth Torque
Cover Artist: Leinil Francis Yu
Summary: The X-Men need to stop the cycle of death the Phoenix brings. Their worlds will violently collide as Jean searches for an opening and the X-Men fight for closure. But when they are brought together, will the X-Men be reunited with their long-lost teammate – or something darker?
On Sale: January 31, 2018
Price: $3.99
Buy Phoenix Resurrection: The Return Of Jean Grey 5 on Comixology

Riverdale #10


Publisher: Archie Comics
Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Artist: Thomas Pitilli
Cover Artist: Cover Artist
Summary: From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the new CW series Riverdale, this ALL-NEW, ongoing comic series features stories set in between episodes of the new CW TV series Riverdale.
On Sale: January 31, 2018
Price: $3.99
Buy Riverdale 10 on Comixology

The Silencer #1


Publisher: DC Comics
Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Artist: Thomas Pitilli
Cover Artist: Cover Artist
Summary: CODE OF HONOR, PART ONE - She’s one of the DC Universe’s deadliest assassins…and you’ve never heard of her. Super-strong, highly trained, armed with devastating and stealthy meta-human abilities, the Silencer is virtually invincible. Or at least she was. After decades as Leviathan’s chief assassin, Honor Guest put in her time and managed to get out with her skin intact. Now she lives a normal life with a normal family in a normal house on a normal street. But the past has come back to haunt her in the form of her old employer and a deadly new mission...and Talia Al Ghul won’t take no for an answer.
On Sale: January 31, 2018
Price: $2.99
Buy The Silencer 1 on Comixology

Star Trek: Boldly Go #16


Publisher: IDW Publishing
Writer: Mike Johnson
Artist: Angel Hernandez
Cover Artist: Angel Hernandez
Summary: I.D.I.C.' Part 4 of 6! The epic voyage through the Star Trek multiverse continues, as the villain behind it all is revealed... and their vendetta against Captain Kirk threatens to end all realities!
On Sale: January 31, 2018
Price: $3.99
Buy Star Trek: Boldly Go 16 on Comixology

Star Wars: DJ: Most Wanted #1


Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Ben Acker, Ben Blacker
Artist: Kev Walker
Cover Artist: Jeff Dekal
Summary: When STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI takes theaters in FORCE (get it?) this December, Star Wars fans will get a peek into some new dark corners of the Galaxy Far Away…and out of one of those corners scuttles DJ, the mysterious character played by Benecio Del Toro! Who is this mystery man, and what put him in the path of our Resistance heroes? Join Ben Acker & Ben Blacker (Star Wars Join the Resistance, Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Storms of Crait) and Kev Walker (Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, Darkhawk) as they reveal a day in DJ’s life just before his appearance in the film!
On Sale: January 31, 2018
Price: $3.99
Buy Star Wars: DJ: Most Wanted 1 on Comixology

Star Wars: Forces of Destiny - Rose & Paige #1


Publisher: IDW Publishing
Writer: Delilah S. Dawson
Artist: Nicoletta Baldari
Cover Artist: Nicoletta Baldari
Summary: The Star Wars Forces of Destiny initiative celebrates the inspiring stories of iconic heroes from a galaxy far, far away... Star Wars Adventures has joined the festivities with an exciting weekly series of comic books that explores all corners of the Star Wars universe, showing how choices both big and small ultimately shape the destinies of beloved characters, such as Princess Leia, Rey, Padme, Ahsoka, and Hera along with your soon-to-be favorites from The Last Jedi, Rose and Paige! Fans will be excited to discover these stories told by talent from across Star Wars novels, comics and animation, including Delilah S. Dawson, Elsa Charretier, Beth Revis, Jody Houser, and Devin Grayson! Each issue has a variant cover by Elsa Charretier! Collect all five! Featuring your favorite classic Star Wars characters and a couple of brand new favorites!
On Sale: January 31, 2018
Price: $3.99
Buy Star Wars: Forces of Destiny - Rose & Paige 1 on Comixology


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