Who doesn’t love the anticipation of new releases and things that they plan on doing? Every month there seems to be something new and exciting ready to hit the market for our consumption.
Being ready to embrace them with open arms is all we can really do.
To showcase this, I’ll be sharing my top 3 for each category of things that I look forward to this month right here, right now!
Edwin St. Andrew is eighteen years old when he crosses the Atlantic by steamship, exiled from polite society following an ill-conceived diatribe at a dinner party. He enters the forest, spellbound by the beauty of the Canadian wilderness, and suddenly hears the notes of a violin echoing in an airship terminal–an experience that shocks him to his core.
Two centuries later a famous writer named Olive Llewellyn is on a book tour. She’s traveling all over Earth, but her home is the second moon colony, a place of white stone, spired towers, and artificial beauty. Within the text of Olive’s bestselling pandemic novel lies a strange passage: a man plays his violin for change in the echoing corridor of an airship terminal as the trees of a forest rise around him.
When Gaspery-Jacques Roberts, a detective in the Night City, is hired to investigate an anomaly in the North American wilderness, he uncovers a series of lives upended: The exiled son of an earl driven to madness, a writer trapped far from home as a pandemic ravages Earth, and a childhood friend from the Night City who, like Gaspery himself, has glimpsed the chance to do something extraordinary that will disrupt the timeline of the universe.
Here I thought my TBR was already too huge with Station Eleven picking up dust on there, now we got a new novel by Emily St. John Mandel that sounds quite fascinating!
Lik-Rifa, the dragon god of legend, has been freed from her eternal prison. Now she plots a new age of blood and conquest.
As Orka continues the hunt for her missing son, the Bloodsworn sweep south in a desperate race to save one of their own – and Varg takes the first steps on the path of vengeance.
Elvar has sworn to fulfill her blood oath and rescue a prisoner from the clutches of Lik-Rifa and her dragonborn followers, but first she must persuade the Battle-Grim to follow her.
Yet even the might of the Bloodsworn and Battle-Grim cannot stand alone against a dragon god.
Their hope lies within the mad writings of a chained god. A book of forbidden magic with the power to raise the wolf god Ulfrir from the dead . . . and bring about a battle that will shake the foundations of the earth.
I had a blast with the first book of John Gwynne’s latest trilogy and I’m convinced this sequel is just as good!
COMIC BOOK RELEASES.
WHO CAN SAVE THE RED PLANET? The mutants of Arakko spent millennia scarred by war—but on what was once called Mars, they’re learning to live in peace. STORM knows the red planet needs something greater than a queen. But ABIGAIL BRAND has other plans, along with an unstable VULCAN on her side and CABLE keeping his own secrets. Welcome to X-MEN RED. It’s a new world…and someone has to fight for it.
Writer Al Ewing begins a new story where Earth is not the planet that requires saving this time around.
ANARCHY IN THE SPIDER-VERSE! SPIDER-PUNK GETS HIS OWN SERIES! HOBIE BROWN is THE ANARCHIC SPIDER-PUNK — set to protect EARTH-138 with his ax in hand and his chaotic band of punk rockin’ heroes backing him! NORMAN OSBORN is dead, but will the chaos he’s created be too much for Spider-Punk and gang to handle? Feel the vibes as CODY ZIGLAR (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and JUSTIN MASON bring you the jams when “BANNED IN DC” begins here!
I only ever saw Spider-Punk as a costume that you could unlock in Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man (2018) and thought this latest series should be a lot of fun if done right!
WHAT DID SPIDER-MAN DO?! Peter’s on the outs with the FF. He’s on the outs with the Avengers. He’s on the outs with Aunt May! No one wants to see Spider-Man—except for Doctor Octopus. Ock’s on Spider-Man’s tail and the Master Planner has something truly terrible planned for when he gets his tentacles on Spidey. All that, and what does Tombstone have planned? Just in time for Spider-Man’s 60th Anniversary, a new volume of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN begins, and 2022 is going to be the biggest year for Spider-Man EVER! Don’t believe us? We brought John Romita Jr. back JUST FOR THIS!
I’ve never been a huge fan of John Romita Jr.’s artwork but, hey, it does make you think that they’re serious by bringing him back! Curious to see where things will go for Spidy’s 60th anniversary.
TV SHOW RELEASES.
I am dying for this to come out. The wait is finally over and one of the greatest TV series is about to unveil its grand finale!!!!
As a huge fan of the Godfather and Mario Puzo’s masterpiece, I am definitely curious about this show about the making of it all. While I’ve seen numerous movies about the making of X, Y, and Z, I definitely haven’t seen much of those in the form of a limited series!
I still need to catch up on season 3 and the first part of season 4 but I’m glad that this story will finally see to a proper end (instead of getting canceled)!
I was curious to see what Leto would bring to the table as Morbius and after its 10000th release delay, you’d think they’d have something good to offer… With critics spitting on it, I have postponed myself from checking this out in theaters and will wait for a digital release to torture myself…
With Johnny Depp getting canceled (wrongly…) this release will surely be on everyone’s radar. I, for one, will definitely check it out even if the previous installment was pretty bad… And you got Mads Mikkelsen in there to replace Depp? I’m convinced he’ll be perfect in his role.
I found director Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse (2019) and The Witch (2015) truly wonderful and look forward to his latest movie that looks wonderful!
VIDEO GAME RELEASES.
Thankfully there are no new video game releases that interest me this month. My time is completely consumed by Elden Ring lately. 😀
A quarter of the month has already gone by… Wowza! April is usually a “calm before the storm” kind of month and I’m hoping to get through it without too many hassles or unexpected events. Work should get back to being a routine this time around and I’m hoping to put more time into my thesis as well. With every big change (including a new home and the end of full-time remote work) in the past months, I think I found some sense of stability again and I hope to make good use of it before it’s too late. I also hope this 6th wave of the pandemic won’t toss us back into that ugly cycle of societal depression. I do look forward to the Easter long weekend though. That’s going to be good for my psyche!
Thank you all for checking out my monthly anticipation post!
Now tell me what you’re looking forward to this month! Any new releases? Anything exciting you plan on doing?