It doesn’t really feel like 2016 is over, does it? Like a slasher-movie antagonist, there’s a foreboding sense that the specter of the departed year is just out of sight, waiting for the perfect opportunity to pounce one final time. Anyway, happy New Years! The holiday season typically offers a reduced comic haul, and the first Wednesday of the year is no exception, with a handful of debuts and some noteworthy trade collections rounding out the week. An all-new Wasp takes flight, two contenders for “Most Improved” among DC’s Rebirth lineup see their first collections hit stands (too late for holiday gifting but perfect for holiday gift cards), one of Marvel’s best recent titles gets the Artist’s Edition treatment, the Avengers double down on patriotism and favorites like WicDiv and Moon Knight return with new installments. So while we don’t encourage anyone to let their guard down just because it’s 2017, it’s probably safe to relax long enough to enjoy this week’s Required Reading.