5 Must-Cop Comics of 2023

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  1. “My Super Hero is Black” by MARVEL Comics

After missing its original Oct. 2022 release date, Marvel Comic’s retrospective “My Super Hero Is Black” will hit shelves on June 13, 2023. A non-fiction prose book created by 1# New York Times best-selling author John Jennings and acclaimed producer Angelique Roché, “My Super Hero Is Black” presented a revelatory history of Black creators and characters within Marvel Comics history.

Showcasing smile-inducing cover art by Natacha Bustos, this hardback book chronicles the early efforts of publisher Stan Lee to address systematic racism with the introduction of Black Panther to the culture-shifting collaborations with creators like Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay, Christopher Priest, Reggie Hudlin, and Billy Graham. Featuring personal accounts and anecdotes from Black creators and luminaries, ‘My Super Hero Is Black” is a thoughtful examination and celebration of Black history at Marvel Comics. 

  1. “Bitter Root Omnibus” by Image Comics

It’s here! The compilation of multiple Eisner Award-winner for Best Continuing Series “Bitter Root” by authors David F. Walker, Chuck Brown, and artist Sanford Greene. Set during the swingin’ heights of the Harlem Renaissance a dark underbelly of unthinkable evil threatens to decimate the human race. Unless the Sangerye Family, the once-great monster hunters, can overcome past tragedies and heal old wounds in order to protect what is left of humanity before the clock runs out.

Whether you’re a longtime reader or a first-timer, sink your teeth into the epic “Bitter Root” saga with the luxe “Bitter Root Omnibus“ hardback which collects issues #1 – 15 and “Bitter Root Red 

Summer Special’, out Feb. 28, 2023.

  1. “Torrent” by Image Comics

A brand new title from Image Comics, ‘Torrent” introduces us to Michelle Metcalf, “the world’s most happy, go-lucky hero, CRACKERJACK.” It is all sunshine and gravy until unexpected tragedy turns her world upside down, forcing our hero to become a vigilante. Thrust into seemingly infinite chaos, Michelle is pitted against the world’s most sinister villains and greatest heroes, THE PRAETORIANS.

“I’m thrilled to be working with Justin Greenwood again and to returning to the world of creator-owned super-heroes—but with a twist: A character-driven story that forces us to question what really makes a hero,” said author Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, X-Men Gold, Star Wars: Revelations). “With this series, Justin and I are striving to break new ground by reinventing and revisiting old tropes. And Justin’s kinetic art is second to none.” 

“Torrent” is out Feb. 15, 2023

  1. “Book Of Slaughter” by BOOM! Studios

Salivating for more ‘Slaughter’?

The House of Slaughter welcomes you! A one-shot special series that dives deeply into the canon and lore of creators James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera’s “Something is Killing the Children” and “House of Slaughter” Slaughterverse.

“Book of Slaughter” finds us hot on the trail of the white mask, aka Maxine Slaughter as her loyalties are tested and her deepest secrets are yet to be revealed.

Book of Slaughter is out now.

  1. “Bishop: War College” by MARVEL Comics

What if I told you there was now an all-Black X-Men team? Would you shit your pants? Me too. So, fasten those Depends, honey.

From tv writer J. Holtham (Cloak and Dagger, Jessica Jones) and artist Sean Damien Hill comes an all-new X-Men debut in “Bishop: War College”. Set on the island paradise of Krakoa, Lucas Bishop is tasked with not only defending the island, but training up strong students in Armor, Surge, Cam Long, Aura Charles, and Amass.

“Their first lesson: HOW TO FAIL. And they’ll do it in spectacular Marvel fashion. What does any of that have to do with Bishop’s vision of the X-Men – and this new X-Men team?” You’ll have to pick up the new comic to find out, True Believer!

“Bishop: War College” #1 is out Feb. 8, 2023.

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