2017 Sci-Fi Comics and Graphic Novels Have Something For Everyone
This next year is bringing a wide range of genres to the nerdiverse, with classic literature adaptations (like Kindred, by Octavia Butler), the gross misadventures of the 1980’s sensation Madballs, and every superhero and antihero you can think of in-between. So here’s a list of some 2017 sci-fi comics coming out that we thought looked interesting! Naturally, there’s an INHUMAN (get it? get it??) amount of comics being released ceaselessly by Marvel, DC, and the other big name comic publishers, so we’re just going to highlight the new ones, and some lesser seen ones we can find information on at the moment. We’ll continue updating this list of sci-fi comics coming out in 2017 as more titles are announced!
To Start Us Off Right:
DC’s Rebirth Line, which started in June 2016, will bring us many brand new comics in 2017 featuring heroes we love. The new comics will ship twice a month, starting spring 2017:
- The Flash
- Green Arrow
- Green Lanterns
- Wonder Woman
- Super Sons
Naturally, Marvel followed up DC’s REBIRTH with a revamped Monsters Unleashed! and Marvel Inhumans/X-Men RessurXion, which will be released spring 2017. In the RessurXion series, we’ll see:
- X-Men Gold
- X-Men Blue
- Generation X
- Jean Grey
- Weapon X
Hellboy: Winter Special, January 25, 2017
by Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Scott Allie, Paul Grist, Christopher Mitten, Sebastián Fiumara, Dave Stewart, and Bill Crabtree
In this Hellboy one-off winter event, Hellboy and his companions Abe Sapien and sometimes Liz Sherman run into good guys, bad guys, and tormented spirits hoping to share their pain. The stories take place from the 1890’s to the 1980’s.
Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, January 10, 2017
by Damian Duffy (Adapter), Octavia E. Butler (Author), John Jennings (Illustrator)
Octavia E. Butler’s best-selling masterpiece has been transformed into a graphic novel! The story follows Dana, a young woman who is suddenly flung from 1970’s California to the pre-Civil War South. Now she’s living the nightmare of her own family history on a southern plantation, including her relation to the white slave owner, Rufus. It’s a time-traveling examination of racism and belonging, via sci-fi.
Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Vol. 1: Gaze of the Medusa, January 10, 2017
by Gordon Rennie (Author), Emma Beeby (Author), Brian Williamson (Illustrator)
The Doctor with the fetching scarf is back to guide us along a whirlwind of adventure into the realm of cyclops.
Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Vol. 6:The Malignant Truth, January 3, 2017
by Si Spurrier (Author), Rob Williams (Author), Simon Fraser (Illustrator)
The final chapter of the Eleventh Doctors comic series will expose the truth behind Eleven’s “crime,” and puts his companions in serious danger. All culminates in the discovery of… the Malignant Truth!
Doctor Who: Event 2016: The Supremacy of the Cybermen, January 10, 2017
by George Mann (Author), Cavan Scott (Author), Alessandro Vitti (Illustrator)
Rassilon, leader of the Time Lords, has been captured by the Cybermen, giving them access to time travel. The Cybermen march across all space-time, killing or converting every enemy and civilization in their way. Now that it seems there’s no way to win, the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors each wage a war against the Cybermen alone on their own temporal plane to see if they can save the universe from the Legions grasp.
The Adventures of Basil and Moebius Volume 4: The Fate of All Fools, January 10, 2017
by Ryan Schifrin (Author), Richard Lee Byers (Author)
The dastardly duo Basil and Moebius are back to face their final challenge after 4 graphic novels, a dozen short stories by famous authors, and an award-winning live-action short film. Volume 4 will combine elements from all of their other adventures, culminating in an impossibly dangerous adventure that will be their last.
Allen: Son of Hellcock, January 10, 2017
by Will Tracy (Author), Gabe Koplowitz (Author), Miguel Porto (Artist), Kendra Wells (Artist)
In a silly comic adventure that looks like Adventure Time overran Metalocalypse, we’ll meet Allen, the loser son of the “mightiest hero ever to plunge his sword hilt-deep into the dark heart of evil.” Despite what Allen wants, he’s now a part of his fathers world- a fantastical cotton candy colored adventure full of swords and mayhem.
Zombie!: The Adventure is Yours!, January 10, 2017
by Walch (Author), Jon Lankry (Artist)
You remember those “Choose your own adventure” scary stories from your elementary school library? Well this is a cooler version of that, but with zombies! And comics!
Madballs: Vol. 1, January 10, 2017
by Brad McGinty (Author), Adam Staffaroni (Editor), Brian Smith (Artist)
You’ve gotta be kidding me… Oh god. Well, Madballs are back. The demonic spawn of baseball and the 80’s has returned to plague this decade with their disgusting and violent “humor.” Yayyyyy. (Despite my griping, I’ll probably read this.)
Tomorrow’s Ashes #1: A Godkiller Story, January 10, 2017
by Matt Pizzolo (Author), Anna Wieszczyk (Artist), NEN (Artist)
The creators of award-winning novel Godkiller are back with a graphic novel! The future is decrepit and dilapidated. Healthy blood is used as currency, and the air is so contaminated it’s unbreathable. Tommy and Halfpipe will traverse time and space on an adventure to find a new heart.
Nowhere Men Volume 2, January 24, 2017
by Eric Stephenson (Author), Dave Taylor (Artist), Emi Lennox (Artist)
Similar to the plot of the Fantastic Four, this sequel follows the survivors of the World Corp space station disaster as they learn to cope with their new transformations.
Generation Zero Volume 1: We Are the Future, January 24, 2017
by Fred Van Lente (Author), Francis Portela (Artist)
Years after children were snatched from their homes to become Generation Zero, an experimental strike team comprised of psychic super soldiers, they’ve learned, fought, and won their freedom. Now, as mysteries bubble to the surface in their hometown, four soldiers from Generation Zero must fight once again to protect themselves and others like them.
Prometheus: Life and Death, January 24, 2017
by Dan Abnett (Author)
The second chapter in the Aliens Life and Death cycle will return the Colonial Marines to LV-223, the planet where the movie Prometheus took place. Now, trapped by the Engineers and the hostile alien life forms, the Marines must struggle to survive and return to Earth.
Project Superpowers: The Owl, January 24, 2017
by J. T. Krul (Author), Heubert Khan Michael (Artist), Alex Ross (Artist)
This popular 1940’s superhero is back to fight crimes and save innocents after a 50 year disappearance. He wakes to find a vicious woman has taken his partners place as a new bloodthirsty Owl Girl.
Last Sons of America, January 24, 2017
by Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Author), Matthew Dow Smith (Illustrator), Doug Garbark (Contributor)
After a biological attack leaves all Americans sterile, adoption agencies, like the brothers Jackie and Julian opened in Nicaragua, are getting pushed out of the market as kidnapping becomes more prevalent as a cheaper, quicker alternative. After accidentally stealing the daughter of a local crime lord, the brothers find themselves deep in a mystery more disturbing than they could imagine.
Umbra, February 15, 2017
by Stephen Murphy (Author), Mike Hawthorne (Illustrator)
This highly-lauded sci-fi mystery takes place in Iceland, as forensic scientist Askja Thorasdottir discovers a Neanderthal skeleton that was apparently killed by a USSR Cold War bullet. This volume collects the series, and adds a brand new never before seen ending!
Khaal #1, January 11, 2017
by Louis (Author), Valentin Sécher (Illustrator)
Aboard a prison ship drifting through empty space, Khaal, the bloodthirsty insane leader of humanity will stop at nothing to defeat his enemies in this violent space opera with futuristic gladiators and political mysteries.
Which new installation or new series are you most excited for? Are the Whovians just giddy with excitement? Are you anxiously awaiting the conclusion to your favorite series? Let me know if we missed any good upcoming 2017 sci-fi comics or graphic novels, and I’ll add them to the list! As I said earlier, we will be updating this list as more information becomes available.