Iron Fist #1: Danny Rand is having trouble harnessing his chi (maybe he’s been reading the reviews of his Netflix show, ba-dum ching). Watch our hero struggle to get his groove back in a new series by writer Ed Brisson and artist Mike Perkins.

X-O Manowar #1: A long time ago, Aric of Dacia was abducted from the Roman Empire and forced into slavery on an alien planet, only to escape and bond with the X-O Manowar armor. These days, he’s living peacefully off the land on a different world, only to find war comes for him once more. Writer Matt Kindt and artist Tomas Giorello launch the latest chapter in the life of one of Valiant’s original heroes.

Underwinter #1: A group of musicians lucks into the gig of a lifetime, with horrifying results, in a new Image series by writer/artist Ray Fawkes (“Gotham by Midnight”).

Judge Dredd: Deviations: This IDW one-shot by writer-artist John McCrea answers the question “What if Judge Dredd stayed a werewolf after that one time he turned into a werewolf?” The original story, “Cry of the Werewolf,” drawn by the late Steve Dillion (“Preacher”), also is being reprinted as a companion to the book.

Flintstones Vol. 1: If I had a nickel for every comics podcaster I heard say, “No, you guys, seriously, the new ‘Flintstones’ comic is really good,” I would indeed possess multiple nickels. Collecting the first six issues of the DC-Hanna Barbera series, in which writer Mark Russell (“Prez”) and artist Steve Pugh bring social justice and existential angst to Bedrock.

WWE #3: Following a nearly career-ending knee injury, Seth Rollins has two choices: give up or rebuild. Writer Dennis Hopeless (“X-Men Blue”) and artist Serge Acuna continue filling in the gaps of WWE’s recent history for BOOM Studios.

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Press copy editor since 2006, copy desk chief since 2014. Masters in journalism from Temple University, 2006. My weekly comics blog, Wednesday Morning Quarterback, appears Wednesday mornings at PressofAC.com.

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