As American readers know all too well, this Wednesday marks the final new comic book day under noted Spider-Man ally President Barack Obama. Over the previous year, comics gave us a peak at what could have been and what’s going to be, and let’s just say most of us will welcome a weekly dose of escapism more and more as the next few years roll on. Political forecasting aside, it’s a busy Wednesday for new comics, with the high-profile Image debut of Charles Soule and Ryan Browne’s Curse Words, as well as potential sleeper hit The Few from the writer of last year’s Saints. Marvel stomps on shelves with the kickoff of Monsters Unleashed, their palate-cleansing crossover that steer clear of the exhausting gravitas of books like Civil War II. Dark Horse returns to Gail Simone and J. Calafiore’s Megalopolis, Paste favorites Black Hammer and Dept. H debut, respectively, an annual and a trade paperback and 2016 gems like Snowblind and Horizon get collected. Enjoy what you can before Inauguration Day descends like a ghoul in the night.