The final new comic book day of January brings us the half-way point for the DC Comics’ Future State initiative.

Over the last two weeks, I’ve started to enjoy more of the FUTURE STATE books, which have turned from bleak stories about the publisher’s love of dystopia to come to a better overall narrative. There’s actually story happening in these books, if you can believe it. Of course, it took the return of Kal-El in SUPERMAN: WORLDS OF WAR for the comics to really start getting better.

If you can’t rely on Superman to save you, really, all hope is lost.

This week, we have two books featuring the original Superman – and not his son – so I’m hopeful for the momentum to continue.

DC Comics has some other heavy hitters out this week as well, making the final releases of January a pretty strong lineup. The latest issue of Tom King’s STRANGE ADVENTURES brings the war with the Pykkt right to Earth. John Ridley’s THE OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE releases its second issue, focusing on Karen Beecher and Mal Duncan. Finally, one of the best new corners of the multiverse sees a new chapter with the latest issue of BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT PRESENTS: HARLEY QUINN.

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

DC Comics
Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn 4
Future State: Batman/Superman 1
Future State: Dark Detective 2
Future State: Suicide Squad 1
Future State: Superman vs. Imperious Lex 1
Strange Adventures 8

DC Digital Comics
Challenge of the Super-Sons 7
Sensational Wonder Woman 4

Image Comics
Department of Truth 5

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