Recommendations for 10/14

This article was originally published at ComicBook.com on October 13, 2020.

WARHAMMER 40,000: MARNEUS CALGAR #1

I know next to nothing about Warhammer 40,000, but I am stoked to read this comic book. That’s a mix of the talent involved and the slight bit of knowledge I do possess about the premise. A nihilistic sci-fi forever war channeled by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jacen Burrows sounds exactly like the sort of comic I want to read in 2020, regardless of how it connects to any existing property. Gillen has been a notable name in comics for some time, but his current work on titles like Die and Once & Future, have shown that he still hasn’t peaked. Burrows became one of my favorite artists while working on Providence, and his recent outing on Punisher: Soviet was horrifying and grand. Two massive talents are combining to tackle subject matter that fits perfectly within their respective wheelhouses, and it seems like a perfect opportunity to finally dip one’s toes into the absurdly violent world of Warhammer 40,000. — Chase Magnett

Published by Marvel Comics

Written by Kieron Gillen

Art by Jacen Burrows

THE IMMORTAL HULK #38

The Immortal Hulk has delivered more than its fair share of iconic cliffhangers in its run, but the final page of The Immortal Hulk #37? That was still a step above everything that came before it. To say I am excited to read this issue does not encompass the degree of anticipation I’m currently feeling. The Leader’s plan has been unleashed, the nature of the Green Door (and introduction of a Red Door) have upended this new mythos, and every part of this incredible series appears to have built to this one moment. So what happens now? For once in my life, it’s exciting to admit I have absolutely no idea, but I’m ready to find out. Ewing and Bennett have earned their audience’s trust with each new twist of this story, so as the final arc looms and Hulk’s body falls seemingly mortal-once-more to the dirt, it’s time to enjoy whatever comes next. I’m confident it will not disappoint. — Chase Magnett

Published by Marvel Comics

Written by Al Ewing

Art by Joe Bennett

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