Tuesday, 3 February 2015

SOMETHING NEW

NEW COMICS
IN STORE
4 FEBRUARY 2015



Science fiction is the genre of the week, with several new intergalactic debuts! Grant Morrison's SF horror THE NAMELESS, Marvel's newest event BLACK VORTEX featuring the X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy, military space opera CLUSTER, Scott Snyder's AMERICAN VAMPIRE begins a new story arc with vampiric astronauts (sure why not!), plus new issues of DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, ANNIHILATOR, BUNKER and STAR WARS. Also in store: thriller STRAY BULLETS begins a new series, long running fantasy horror SPAWN reaches its celebrator 250th issue, LADY MECHANIKA is finally back in print with a special double issue, the penultimate issue of Matt Fraction's HAWKEYE (sniff!), zombies just won't leave Wade alone in RETURN OF THE LIVING DEADPOOL, and new issues for DETECTIVE COMICS, HELLBOY BPRD, ANT-MAN, UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL, VELVET, WYTCHES, MIRACLEMAN, GRAYSON, EAST OF WEST, and ANGELA ASGARD'S ASSASSIN.
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BOOM
CLUSTER #1

 WHY WE LOVE IT: Ed Brisson (Sheltered) is one of comics' best new voices and we could not wait to work with him on an original series following his run on Sons of Anarchy. After hearing his pitch for a gritty, violent, sci-fi epic in the vein of The Dirty Dozen, we knew there was no one better to bring the criminal cast of characters to life than the other half of the Sons of Anarchy team and Ed's Murder Book collaborator, Damian Couceiro.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Cluster is a series for fans of old-school, hard-boiled action. Brisson and Couceiro know how to tell stories about rich characters with criminal backgrounds, and the off-world setting allows them to tell personal stories with a massive scope. Have you ever wondered what a book starring all those lowlifes in the gutters of sci-fi havens like Mos Eisley would look like? Then we have the book for you.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: In the distant future, as mankind discovers life on other planets, it needs soldiers to defend its colonies and outposts across the stars. In order to increase the number of boots on the ground, criminals are offered the opportunity to serve in the place of incarceration. But as wars wage on and more soldiers are needed, small-time crimes are given long-term punishments. When a group of prisoners serving their time as soldiers become stranded and abandoned on a war-torn planet, they'll need to work together to survive and uncover the truth behind Earth's role in deep space.

DAWN OF PLANET OF APES #3
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #3
FEATHERS #2

 Fresh from their near-miss escape from the Guards, Bianca and Poe strike a deal: If he guides her through the treacherous Maze, she will take him to see the White Guide, a feathered statue in the City that may hold the key to Poe's origins. It's an adventure that will take them from the lowest shadows to the highest rooftops, with untold dangers along the way...and not everyone in the Maze is happy about their new alliance.
FICTION SQUAD #5 (OF 6)
GARFIELD #34
ROBOCOP 2014 #8
WOODS #10

 The more the crew finds out about the woods, the deeper the mystery gets. With Clay and the Duke teaming up to try and force the school into servitude for the New London army, the kids need to think up a plan to save their peers, and fast. Can they escape New London and make it back to the school in time to warn everyone? And with Adrian uncontrollable and on the loose, no one knows what his next move will be.

DARK HORSE
ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #11
GHOST #12
GOON ONCE UPON A HARD TIME #1

 After the tragic events of Occasion of Revenge, the witch coven believes that control of the unnamed town will soon be in their grasp and the Goon's tragic soul will contribute to the curse that increases their power. But has their plot destroyed the Goon or created a monster too savage for them to withstand?
Once upon a Hard Time is a climactic miniseries that has major consequences for the Goon and his supporting cast. If you're a Goon fan, you can't miss this.

HELLBOY AND THE BPRD #3 (OF 5) 1952

 Hellboy's first mission takes an ugly turn when one of his team members turns against him. Will Hellboy be able to survive the assault from within the BPRD and the onslaught of terrors hiding in the ancient fortress above?  
LADY KILLER #2
RAT GOD #1 (OF 5)

Terrible things stalk the forests outside Arkham in this chilling original tale from comics master Richard Corben! An arrogant city slicker on a quest to uncover the background of a young woman from the backwoods finds horrors beyond imagining, combining Lovecraftian mutations with Native American legends.

DC
ACTION COMICS #39
AMERICAN VAMPIRE SECOND CYCLE #6

 Vampires in space? It's 1965. Pearl and Skinner escaped The Gray Trader with more questions than answers, and their search for clues leads them to...NASA! You've never seen vampires like this before, as the second major story arc of AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE begins!
AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS #10
BATMAN 66 #19
BATMAN ETERNAL #44
DETECTIVE COMICS #39


Can Batman put an end to Anarky once and for all? Or will the citizens of Gotham City even let him try?
EARTH 2 #31
EARTH 2 WORLDS END #18
FLASH SEASON ZERO #5
GRAYSON #7

 Grayson and Helena must battle their old foes, the Fist of Cain!
GREEN ARROW #39
GREEN LANTERN #39
HINTERKIND #15

 Having poisoned his mother and imprisoned his accomplice sister, Prince Regent Severin finds the early days of his reign tested as the Skinling army, ten thousand strong and led by the warrior queen Psamira, marches south to bring the war to the Sidhe. Meanwhile, Asa Monday and Jon Hobb join forces to search for Prosper, unaware that they are heading straight into the war zone.
LOBO #5
NAMES #6 (OF 9)
NEW 52 FUTURES END #40 (WEEKLY)
SUPERMAN #38

An extra-sized special issue of the world's greatest hero brings in the New Year with a new costume, new powers and new friends and enemies! The epic team of Geoff Johns, John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson conclude their first arc with twist after twist that will send Superman onto a new path and force Clark Kent to making a shocking decision!
SWAMP THING #39
WOLF MOON #3 (OF 6)

DYNAMITE
BSG DEATH OF APOLLO #3 (OF 6)
DJANGO ZORRO #3 (OF 6)

 Our heroes finally arrive in Phoenix and their first encounter with the self-proclaimed Archduke of Arizona, whose charming demeanor is tinged with a merciless arrogance.  Diego is welcomed into the Archduke's inner circle of wealthy investors but Django soon finds himself exploring behind the scenes with the silent but intrepid Bernardo.  The Archduke's massive railroad project is a being built be the local Yaqui tribes, who are all but enslaved by their master's tyrannical regime.  This exciting series is the first-ever sequel to any of Quentin Tarantino's films and features one of the original western heroes, the masked crusader known as Zorro!  Story by Quentin Tarantino, script by Matt Wagner, etc...
GAME OF THRONES #24
KING JUNGLE JIM #1 (OF 4)

 "He IS the forest!" Welcome to the KING, full of RUSTIC WARS and BEASTIAL BLUSTER and UNFORGIVING TERRAIN and IMPOSSIBLE ORIGINS and ENIGMATIC ABILITIES and CREEPY DOMICILES and REALLY REALLY REALLY WEIRD MONKEYS! STRAP IN for HIGH ADVENTURE from Eisner-Award Winner PAUL TOBIN (Bandette) and SANDY JARRELL (Meteor Men).
LADY DEMON #2
LEGENDERRY VAMPIRELLA #1 (OF 5)
NEW VAMPIRELLA #9
RED SONJA VULTURE'S CIRCLE #2
SHAFT #3

 John Shaft didn't go looking for trouble; it came looking for him, and in the process, a lot of people died. Devastated by the murder of a friend, Shaft wants answers and revenge-though not necessarily in that order. With vengeance on his mind and cold steel in his hand, Shaft finds himself caught up in a brewing gang war that threatens to consume the city. Everyone from the Mafia to the police wants Shaft to do their dirty work, but no one realizes that's all part of his plan.

IMAGE
BIRTHRIGHT #5
COWL #8
EAST OF WEST #17

 "FALLOUT"
In which we see how the horror of war has effected each and every nation -- and which nations will crumble and which will rise.
The Apocalypse: Year Two rumbles on in EAST OF WEST #17.

HUMANS #4
NAILBITER #10
NAMELESS #1

 An astronomer kills his family, then himself, leaving a cryptic warning.
A Veiled Lady hunts her victims through human nightmares.
An occult hustler known only as 'Nameless' is recruited by a consortium of billionaire futurists for a desperate mission.
And the malevolent asteroid Xibalba spins closer on a collision course with Earth.
But nothing is what it seems-a terrifying inhuman experiment is about to begin.
Abandon all hope and experience ultimate horror in NAMELESS.

POSTAL #1

 The townsfolk of Eden, Wyoming wake up to the first official murder the town has seen in 25 years. Their reaction to this isn't normal, and there's a reason for that. Eden operates as a haven for fugitive criminals who remain here while new identities, often including facial reconstruction, are created for them. There is zero tolerance for any illegal activity that might draw attention to the town and an "official murder" is the last thing they want. A single, tight-knit family runs Eden with the youngest oddball son Mark Shiffron overseeing the postal branch, the only means of shipping in or out of the city. THE FBI has repeatedly been foiled trying to insert an undercover here; they see Mark as the weak link to exploit. This murder gives them a new opportunity.
SHELTERED #14
SINERGY #4
SPAWN #250
This HUGE, TRIPLE-SIZED 250th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE marks only the second time an independent comic book has reached such a lofty number! This issue marks the cataclysmic climax in the story of the current Spawn: Jim Downing's final struggle against his costume while the fate of New York City lies in the balance.
From the ashes of that battlefield comes the long awaited return of the original Spawn... AL SIMMONS. The celebration of this anniversary issue will feature covers from TODD MCFARLANE, GREG CAPULLO (Batman), SKOTTIE YOUNG (Rocket Raccoon), JOCK (Detective Comics), SEAN MURPHY (The Wake), and PHILIP TAN (Batman and Robin).

STRAY BULLETS SUNSHINE & ROSES #1 

 STRAY BULLETS CONTINUES WITH THE BEGINNING OF A BRAND-NEW ARC OF STORIES!
SUNSHINE AND ROSES is about violence, love, and really bad decisions. The Baltimore underworld is falling apart at the seams and blood has been spilt. Where and when things went to hell in a handbasket can be traced back to a time a few years earlier, when a man named Harry ran the city, Spanish Scott and Monster enforced the rules, and an insecure young man named Orson met a wild and crazy girl named Beth. The two together cooked up the boldest, most outlandish, and just about the stupidest plan ever devised-a plan to steal a whole lot of Harry's money and drugs and get a little revenge along the way.
Every issue of STRAY BULLETS presents a complete story, the start of each new arc is the perfect place to jump on board and see what everybody else is talking about.

VELVET #9
WYTCHES #4 

 Now, with the true nature of the wytches revealed, Charlie descends into the Earth in a desperate race to save his daughter and his family from an inconceivable fate. 
 
INDIE
ANNIHILATOR #5 (OF 6)

 In the penultimate issue, the secrets of the universe are revealed as the true nature of Nomax's crimes come to light - is this galactic revolutionary really a devil in disguise? With Ray on the brink of death, our not-quite-heroes spin wildly toward the center of the black hole, powerless to escape the all-consuming forces of fate! From the mind of Grant Morrison, Annihilator features art from Frazer Irving.
BUNKER #9
CROSSED BADLANDS #71
ENORMOUS #6
GI JOE (2014) #5
GOD IS DEAD #28
IMPERIUM #1

 A daring new superhero saga from New York Times best-selling creator Joshua Dysart - writer of of the Harvey-Award nominated series HARBINGER - and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (UNITY, Justice)!
Toyo Harada is the most dangerous human being on the planet. Imbued with incredible powers of the mind, he has spent his life guiding humanity from the shadows. But today he is a wanted man. His powers are public knowledge, his allies have turned to enemies, and he is hunted by every government on the planet.
Instead of surrendering, Harada has one last unthinkable gambit to play: to achieve more, faster, and with less, he will build a coalition of the powerful, the unscrupulous and the insane. No longer content to demand a better future, he will recruit a violent legion from the darkest corners of the Earth to fight for it. The battle for utopia begins now.

LADY DEATH APOCALYPSE #1
LADY MECHANIKA #0 & #1 COLLECTED EDITION

 Get in on the best-selling steampunk sensation from the very beginning! In a Victorian world filled with flying dirigibles, clockwork automatons, and elegantly fashionable attire, Lady Mechanika, a young woman with mechanical limbs and no memory of how she got them, searches desperately for the secrets to her past.  This specially priced book collects the first two sold out issues #0 and #1 of the original Lady Mechanika series. 
MEGA MAN #45
SHERLOCK HOLMES STEAM DETECTIVE #1
 All about London and the surrounding lands, dastardly and/or desperate men misuse and abuse the steam-powered technological marvels of the 19th century to deceive, defraud, or even dispatch their fellow Britons.  It's up to the dashing detective of 221B Baker Street and his stalwart companion to fire up their gears, both physical and mental, to outwit the villains and save the day!
SIMPSONS ILLUSTRATED #15
SIXTH GUN DAYS OF THE DEAD #5 (OF 5)
SKYLANDERS #6
SONIC UNIVERSE #72
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #37
 DESPERATE MEASURES! Four million years ago, as CYBERTRON teetered on the brink of all-out war, a group of Autobots decided it was time to take matters into their own hands. Everyone concerned would subsequently agree that this was a very, very bad move...
X-O MANOWAR #33

MARVEL
ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA FEAR HIM #1 (OF 4)
 A hungry villain has returned to feed on the city's fear.
ANGELA ASGARD'S ASSASSIN #3
ANT-MAN #2
AVENGERS #41 TRO
GOTG AND X-MEN BLACK VORTEX ALPHA #1 BV
 THE BLACK VORTEX STARTS HERE!
The Black Vortex, an ancient artifact imbued with immeasurable power, is now in the hands of Mr. Knife! With billions of lives potentially at stake, Peter Quill, the Legendary Star-Lord, is going to have to dust off his thieving gloves.

HAWKEYE #21
 The Finale, Part 1:
David. Clint. Barney. The Building. The Tracksuit Draculas. The Clown.
Ever seen "Rio Bravo?" Check it out, it's pretty good.

HULK #11
MARVEL'S ANT-MAN PRELUDE #1 (OF 2)
 GET READY FOR MARVEL'S NEXT SMASH HIT FILM WITH THIS OFFICIAL PREQUEL!
Before Scott Lang becomes Marvel's shrinking sensation, Dr. Hank Pym will pull on the helmet and leap into action on a death-defying mission that will take him into the icy heart of Cold War East Berlin!

MIRACLEMAN #15
MS MARVEL #11
OPERATION SIN #2 (OF 5)
 When a UFO fires on Moscow because Howard can't keep his finger off the button, Peggy and the team go underground but which one of them is already undercover?
Woodrow McCord fights a bear!
Peggy punches Howard in the face!
The firecracker team of Kathryn Immonen and Rich Ellis turn up the heat and tear up the joint in the continuing adventures of AGENT CARTER!

PUNISHER #15
RETURN OF LIVING DEADPOOL #1 (OF 4)
 Last year, Cullen Bunn brought us NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEADPOOL, the hit tale of the Merc with the Mouth trapped in the zombie apocalypse. In the end, our hero found a "cure" of sorts to this horrible outbreak-any zombie that ate Deadpool transformed...into another Deadpool. And they lived happily ever after? Not so fast, as Cullen Bunn returns, joined by the amazing artwork of Nicole Virella, to let us know that wandering hordes of Deadpools might just be worse than flesh-hungry walking corpses.
STAR WARS #2
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #2
 Starting college is hard enough, but now Squirrel Girl has to deal with Galactus too?
The fate of the entire planet hangs in the balance, and only Squirrel Girl can save it!
Also, her squirrel friend Tippy Toe. She can help too.
Iron Man might show up too! Kinda, at least!

UNITED STATES OF MURDER INC #6
WOLVERINES #5

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