History Lesson Highlights This Week’s Comics

Hey kids, comics!

As we prepare to stuff our stomachs with turkey, mashed potatoes, yams and other delicious Thanksgiving treats, it’s time to load up on some new comic books just in case there’s some down time. The comics gods obliged this week, as I have a huge pull list.

The long-awaited The Other History of the DC Universe finally debuts this week. Screenwriter John Ridley is putting the focus on “traditionally disenfranchised groups” with this new series, which shifts the perspective of iconic DC Comics moments onto minority characters in an attempt to feature “a previously unexplored sociopolitical thread,” as it’s laid out in the solicitation text. The first issue is all about Jefferson Pierce and his journey from a young track star to ultimately becoming Black Lightning.

There’s a lot of great stuff to go along with The Other History, including new issues of Batman: White Knight Presents HARLEY QUINN, ACTION COMICS, another tie-in to DEATH METAL, along with the final issue of the latest iteration of John Constantine: Hellblazer.

The thing I’m most excited about, though, is probably Dial P For Peanuts from Source Point Press. A take on Agatha Christie mysteries takes adult versions of beloved characters that may or may not have played with a beagle when they were children and puts them in the middle of a dangerous plot, as they travel to the Isle of Man and must answer for their jaded, cynical lives. I’m really a sucker for this sort of thing.

Let’s take a look at what I’m reading this week:

BOOM! Studios
Angel & Spike 16

DC Comics
Action Comics 1027
Batman: White Knight Presents Harley Quinn 2
Batman/Superman 14
Dark Nights: Death Metal The Multiverse Who Laughs 1
DC Nation Presents DC Future State 1
The Flash 766
John Constantine: Hellblazer 12
The Other History of the DC Universe 1
Wonder Woman 767

DC Digital Comics
Injustice: Year Zero 11
Superman: Man of Tomorrow 20
Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace 18

Source Point Press
Dial P For Peanuts

What are you reading this week? Let us know in the comments!