This Week's Best Comics - The One Where Tom King Writes Everything!

This was a very solid week for new comics books.

There weren't a ton of new releases, but the ones that were released are top notch.

Here are this week's best comics!

X-Men Red #1
Written by Tom Taylor
Art by Mahmud Asrar

If you've been following recent events in Marvel Comics, specifically Phoenix Resurrection or Jean Grey, the original Jean Grey is back and she has a lot of lost time to make up for.

She's taken it upon herself to establish a mutant nation. Not necessarily with a physical location, but with the rights and freedom's that other "countries" have. And to help her, she assembled a new team to help her with this, including Nightcrawler, Namor: The Sub Mariner and Wolverine (Laura Kinney).

Jean is out to save mutant-kind and act as a leader like Professor X did.

There are a lot of great moments in the first issue of X-Men Red and we really enjoyed the story that Tom Taylor is telling. It also ends on a cliffhanger and features the return of a face familiar to fans of Grant Morrison's X-Men run.

If you're an X-Men fan you're going to want to check this one out.

Swamp Thing Winter Special #1
Written by Tom King and Len Wein
Art by Jason Fabok and Kelley Jones

It's an 80 Page Giant featuring two Swamp Thing stories!

Tom King, writer of Vision, Mister Miracle and Batman, writes a self-contained Swamp Thing story about cost and loss and lonliness and humanity. Plus, Swamp Thing fights a bear! It's epic.

The story by Wein has no actual dialogue in it because he passed away before it was written. But it does feature amazing artwork by Kelley Jones and Wein's script with notes for Jones, which is neat.

Anybody enjoying King's other work will want this. And, of course, this is a must-have for Swamp Thing fans.

Other new releases that made our list of This Week's Best Comics include Superman #40, Young Monsters in Love, Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock and Batman #40. 

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