New Comics and Graphic Novels for New Comics Day Wed 13th May.
As usual we are open until 7pm to give YOU ALL a chance to get a lovely fix of comics.
if you found #1 of Secret Wars an incoherent lighting narrative akin to a last minute booking, a chaotic pack and a one way ticket to the great unknown you'll be relieved that #2 is a different species of sequential treacle to pour upon your eyeballs.
Number 2 reads like a Lonely Planet guide to a Game of Thrones / Marvel U mash-up.
This is world building by a pro aided by an elegant pencil and teary tones as if Boris Vallejo had wept upon the page.
In this world 'The Iron Throne' is a MAN (I think) ruling a (seeming) patriarchy leaving only standing room for the ladies who are cursed with an equity minimum of dialogue but...
This was GREAT stuff!
REALLY great stuff and suddenly all those wonky solicits for inaugural issues to come makes more sense.
Yes there is exposition a plenty that hits you hard but its woven tight within the chat at court.
and yes there is a lot of chat.
And yes we have seen this 'What If' 'Age of Apocalypse' thang a zillion times before but this feels fresh and teases out a world rich with promise!
So raise an Iron goblet filled to the Ribic brim to Mr Hickman and sup away!
I'M IN LOVE & ALL IN!
How about you?
Dark Horse Comics
ABE SAPIEN #23
ALIENS FIRE AND STONE TP
ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 VOLUME 2 LOST AND FOUND TP
COMPLETE PISTOLWHIP HC
HARROW COUNTY #1
ITTY BITTY COMICS GRIMMISS ISLAND #3 (OF 4)
LADY KILLER #5 (OF 5)
LARP VOLUME 1 TP
TOMB RAIDER VOLUME 2 SECRETS AND LIES TP
|Harrow County #1
Dark Horse Comics
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Tyler Crook
Emmy always knew that the deep, dark woods surrounding her home crawled with ghosts, goblins, and zombies. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she learns that she is connected to these creatures-and to the land itself-in a way she never imagined. Don't miss the first issue of this southern gothic fairy tale from the creator of smash hit The Sixth Gun, beautifully and hauntingly realized by B.P.R.D.'s Tyler Crook!
DC Comics - CONVERGENCE
ARROW SEASON 2.5 #8
ASTRO CITY #23
BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT #4
BATMAN ARKHAM THE RIDDLER TP
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT UNWRAPPED BY DAVID FINCH DELUXE ED HC
COFFIN HILL #18
CONVERGENCE #6 (OF 8)
CONVERGENCE AQUAMAN #2 (OF 2)
CONVERGENCE BATMAN SHADOW OF THE BAT #2 (OF 2)
CONVERGENCE CATWOMAN #2 (OF 2
CONVERGENCE GREEN ARROW #2 (OF 2)
CONVERGENCE GREEN LANTERN PARALLAX #2 (OF 2)
CONVERGENCE JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #2 (OF 2)
CONVERGENCE SUICIDE SQUAD #2 (OF 2)
CONVERGENCE SUPERBOY #2 (OF 2)
CONVERGENCE SUPERGIRL MATRIX #2 (OF 2)
CONVERGENCE SUPERMAN THE MAN OF STEEL #2 (OF 2)
EARTH 2 WORLD'S END VOLUME 1 TP
FABLES DELUXE EDITION VOLUME 10 HC
FABLES THE WOLF AMONG US #5
FBP FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #20
FOREVER EVIL TP
GREEN LANTERN VOLUME 5 TEST OF WILLS TP
GREEN LANTERN VOLUME 6 THE LIFE EQUATION HC
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FOUR #1
MORTAL KOMBAT X #6
ROBIN THE BOY WONDER A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS HC
SCOOBY-DOO WHERE ARE YOU #57
STRANGE SPORTS STORIES #3 (OF 4)
|Convergence #6 (of 8)
(W) Jeff King (A) Ed Benes (CA) Carlo Pagulayan
Free of the reign of Telos, a pantheon of heroes unite at last in an effort to defend their collective cities - but they did not count on the threat of Deimos, who suddenly seems to possess the power to tear the Multiverse apart at the seams!
More info on the Convergence page
|Injustice Gods Amongst Us Year Four #1
(W) Brian Buccellato (A) Bruno Redondo (CA) Howard Porter
The threat to the Multiverse grows as Brainiac confronts his creation Telos, and the surviving heroes of Earth-2 are stuck in the middle! Plus: A specific moment in time signals a call to all the cities that have been battling each other! Witness the final fates of the winners and losers of Convergence!
D4VE #4 (OF 5)
G.I. JOE SNAKE EYES AGENT OF COBRA #5 (OF 5)
MIAMI VICE REMIX #3 (OF 5)
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #16
RIP KIRBY VOLUME 8 HC
STAR TREK #45
UNCLE SCROOGE #2
WALTER SIMONSON'S STAR SLAMMERS THE COMPLETE COLLECTION HC
BLACK SCIENCE #14
DEATH VIGIL #7 (OF 8)
EAST OF WEST #19
FIVE GHOSTS SPECIAL #1
REAL HEROES #5
REVIVAL VOUME 5 GATHERING OF WATERS TP
RISE OF THE MAGI #6
SOUTHERN CROSS #3
THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR PRESENTS SPARKS NEVADA MARSHAL ON MARS #3
WALKING DEAD #141
|Five Ghosts Special #1
(W/A/CA) Shane-Michael Vidaurri
Explore the mythology of FIVE GHOSTS with a beautiful painted story from S.M. VIDAURRI (Jim Henson Storyteller: Witches, Iron: Or, The War After) featuring knights, demons, wizards, and the Dreamstone! And in a special backup story, FRANK J. BARBIERE presents Fabian in one of the most exciting literary heists ever!
(W) Warren Ellis (A/CA) Declan Shalvey
Once upon a time, there were five crazy people, and they poisoned the 21st Century. Now they have to deal with the corrosion to try and save us all from a world becoming too weird to support human life. INJECTION is the new ongoing series created by the acclaimed creative team of Moon Knight. It is science fiction, tales of horror, strange crime fiction, techno-thriller, and ghost story all at the same time. A serialized sequence of graphic novels about how loud and strange the world is getting, about the wild future and the haunted past all crashing into the present day at once, and about five eccentric geniuses dealing with the paranormal and numinous as well as the growing weight of what they did to the planet with the Injection.
(W) Ed Brisson (A/CA) Brian Level
Robbie never asked for any of this. While drunkenly walking home from a punk show, he's hit with lightning and wakes to find that he's been chosen as the new host for The Mantle, a power set of unimaginable scope. Despite his lack of interest, he's forced into action. The Plague, a being who has spent 50 years killing every previous host of The Mantle, is already coming for him.
(W) Phil Hester (A/CA) John McCrea
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $1.99! Science is a lie, an opiate for the masses. The truth is, magic makes the world go 'round. And when magic breaks, MYTHIC fixes it. Apache shaman Waterson, Greek immortal Cassandra, and cell phone salesman Nate Jayadarma are the crack field team assigned with keeping the gears of the supernatural world turning, and more importantly, keeping you from ever knowing about it. Join Eisner nominee PHIL HESTER (Green Arrow, The Coffin) and Eisner winner JOHN McCREA (Hitman, The Boys) on their latest expedition to the dark heart of weird comics.
ANGELA ASGARD'S ASSASSIN #6
ANT-MAN NATURAL ENEMY PROSE NOVEL HC
AVENGERS TIME RUNS OUT VOLUME 3 PREMIERE HC
BUCKY BARNES THE WINTER SOLDIER #8
BUCKY BARNES THE WINTER SOLDIER VOL 1 THE MAN ON THE WALL TP
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE MIGHTY AVENGERS #8
CAPTAIN MARVEL #15
DARK TOWER THE DRAWING OF THE THREE HOUSE OF CARDS #3 (OF 5)
DARTH VADER #5
GUARDIANS 3000 #8
HOWARD THE DUCK #3
LEGENDARY STAR-LORD #12
MARVEL MASTERWORKS THE INCREDIBLE HULK VOLUME 9 HC
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #7
MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #4 (OF 4)
MS MARVEL #15
NIGHT NURSE #1
SAVAGE HULK VOLUME 2 DOWN TO THE CROSSROADS TP
SECRET WARS #2 (OF 8)
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #12
STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION VOLUME 2 THE NEW REPUBLIC TP
THOR VOLUME 1 THE GODDESS OF THUNDER PREMIERE HC
UNCANNY AVENGERS #4
|Night Nurse #1
(W/A/CA) Jean Thomas, Winslow Mortimer, Siya Oum
Marvel's 1970s cult-classic miniseries is collected in one super-sized one-shot! Linda Carter, Georgia Jenkins and Christine Palmer are all studying to become nurses. But what will happen when Linda must choose between love and career? Can Georgia stop her brother from holding the hospital hostage?
As the nurses care for a mysterious hit-and-run victim, Christine realizes that her new boyfriend hides a terrible secret!
When a mob war spills over into the hospital, Linda must act fast to save lives! Will Christine survive learning the secret of Sea-Cliff Manor? And when Daredevil is fatally shot, the Night Nurse must step out of the shadows and return to action!
Guest-starring Black Widow, Elektra, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones!
Collecting NIGHT NURSE (1972) #1-4 and DAREDEVIL (1998) #80
Other Publishers (release dates subject to change)
ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE GONE ADRIFT #5 (OF 6) (BOOM)
ADVENTURE TIME SUGARY SHORTS VOLUME 2 HC (BOOM)
AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL VOLUME 1 TP (BOOM)
ARIOL VOLUME 7 WHERE'S PETULA SC
ART OF THE BOYS THE COMPLETE COVERS HC (DYNAMITE)
BETTY AND VERONICA FRIENDS COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #243
BILL AND TED'S MOST TRIUMPHANT RETURN #3 (OF 6) (BOOM)
BRAVEST WARRIORS #32 (BOOM)
DANCE IN THE VAMPIRE BUND PT 2 SCARLET ORDER VOL 2 GN
DEEP STATE #6 (BOOM)
DON'T GET EATEN BY ANYTHING HC
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #6 (BOOM)
FLASH GORDON OMNIBUS VOL1 THE MAN FROM EARTH TP (DYNAMITE)
FOUR POINTS #2
FRANK THORNE'S RED SONJA ART EDITION VOLUME 1 HC (DYNAMITE)
GAME OF THRONES VOLUME 4 HC
GHETTO BROTHER WARRIOR TO PEACEMAKER GN
GIANT DAYS #3 (OF 6) (BOOM)
GRIEVOUS JOURNEY OF ICHABOD AZRAEL #3 (OF 6)
GRIMM FAIRY TALES PRESENTS ROBYN HOOD #10
GRIMM FAIRY TALES PRESENTS WONDERLAND #35
GRONK A MONSTER'S STORY VOLUME 2 GN
IMPERIUM #4 (VALIANT)
ISLE OF THE LOST DESCENDANTS PREQUEL NOVEL HC
JIM BUTCHER'S THE DRESDEN FILES DOWN TOWN #4 (OF 6) (DYNAMITE)
JUSTICE INC VOLUME 1 TP (DYNAMITE)
KING FLASH GORDON #4 (OF 4) (DYNAMITE)
LANTERN CITY #1 (OF 12) (BOOM)
LEGENDERRY GREEN HORNET #4 (OF 5) (DYNAMITE)
LUCIFER AND THE BISCUIT HAMMER VOLUME 3 TP
MOUSE GUARD LEGENDS OF GUARD VOLUME 3 #3 (OF 4) (BOOM)
NEIL GAIMAN'S LADY JUSTICE VOLUME 1 HC
OKKO VOLUME 1 THE CYCLE OF WATER HC (BOOM)
OLD WOUNDS #2 (OF 4)
PATHFINDER ORIGINS #4 (OF 6) (DYNAMITE)
PATHFINDER VOLUME 1 DARK WATERS RISING HC (DYNAMITE)
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS BLACKCROSS #3 (OF 6) (DYNAMITE)
PUPPET MASTER #3
REANIMATOR #2 (OF 4) (DYNAMITE)
RICK AND MORTY #2
ROBOCOP #11 (BOOM)
SHAFT #6 (DYNAMITE)
SIP KIDS #3
SIXTH GUN DUST TO DUST #3
SOLAR MAN OF THE ATOM #12 (DYNAMITE)
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #272
SPACE RIDERS #2 (OF 4)
SPONGEBOB COMICS #44
UNITY #18 (VALIANT)
WUVABLE OAF HC
X-O MANOWAR #36 (VALIANT)
|Lantern City #1
Boom Studios Comics
(W) Paul Jenkins (A) Carlos Magno (CA) Benjamin Carre
Sander Jorve just wants to keep his wife and son safe. Living in the brutalized lower class of Lantern City means living in near constant darkness, the enormous walls of the city always looming overhead, while the upper class enjoys the elevated, interconnected towers and airships above. When Sander's brother-in-law, the persuasive activist Kendal, convinces him to infiltrate the brutal ranks of the Guard, he's set on a dangerous path that will test his abilities and beliefs, all in the name of making a difference for his family and his caste.