The Trial of Magneto, Kang the Conqueror, Eat the Rich, and More

Table of Contents Ascender #18Eat the Rich #1Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters #5Kang the Conqueror

It’s almost another new comic book day, which means new releases hitting stores and digital platforms. Each week in The Weekly Pull, the team highlights the new releases that have us the most excited about another week of comics. Whether those releases are from the most prominent publisher or a small press, brand new issues of ongoing series, original graphic novels, or collected editions of older material, whether it involves capes and cowls or comes from any other genre, if it has us excited about comic books this week, then we’re going to tell you about it in The Weekly Pull.

This week, Ascender comes to its end, Kang the Conqueror gets the spotlight, and The Trial of Magneto begins. There’s also a new volume from manga’s horror master Junji Ito, a new installment of Lazarus: Risen, the next chapter of Marvel’s Moon Knight saga, and more.

What comics are you most excited about this week? Let us know which new releases you’re looking forward to reading in the comments, and feel free to leave some of your suggestions as well. Check back tomorrow for our weekly reviews and again next week for a new installment of The Weekly Pull.

Ascender #18

(Photo: Dustin Nguyen, Image Comics)
  • Written by Jeff Lemire
  • Art by Dustin Nguyen
  • Published by Image Comics

The final issue of Ascender and, more than that, the conclusion of the sci-fi/fantasy epic that began with Descender, Ascender #18 is a rare thing in comics: a true finale. With the Ascender series overall being truly a fantastic one as was Descender before it, it’s truly a must-read this week for anyone who has even casually been following along. For a series that has been packed with emotion, action, and big questions, the finale promises to be a deeply moving one that fans will not want to miss. And if you’ve never read Ascender, pick this up anyway. The art is spectacular. — Nicole Drum


Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters #5

Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters #5
(Photo: Chris Samnee, Oni Press)
  • Written by Chris Samnee and Laura Samnee
  • Art by Chris Samnee
  • Colors by Matthew Wilson
  • Letters by Crank!
  • Published by Oni Press

If you have not been reading Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters, I have outstanding news for you, the new series featured in five-star reviews and “Best Comics of 2021” lists on this site released its first trade paperback last week and the next issue comes tomorrow! The first four issues established the foundation for an adventure with a truly epic sweep establishing a family shattered by monstrous events and the colorful world surrounding them filled with eccentric settings, terrifying creatures, and bold companions. Each step served readers a masterclass in comics storytelling – never relying on speech balloons to accomplish what a thrilling new panel would communicate far better. Awaiting the next steps in discovering where the unpossible monsters came from and where Jonna and Rainbow’s father went has been a tense experience. So if you already find yourself waiting, then simply know that the next issue arrives tomorrow with all of the promise that Chris Samnee and his talented collaborators deliver with every page of this brilliant new series. But if you have not yet taken the plunge, there’s no better opportunity to discover the most compelling new comics saga in years as Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters #5 arrives in your comic book store of choice tomorrow. — Chase Magnett