New Books and Graphic Novels
for New Comics Day August 19th
|Dark Horse Comics|
EMPOWERED TP VOL 09
Dark Horse Comics
(W/A/CA) Adam Warren
Already under suspicion and suspended from her superteam, costumed crime fighter Empowered finds herself the bewildered target of every major supervillain in the cape-and-tights field for her supposed access to alien technology. Underestimated as she is, can our long-suffering but plucky heroine outwit her tormentors-and escape the sinister Fleshmaster's revenge?
|NANJING THE BURNING CITY HC
Dark Horse Comics
(W/A/CA) Ethan Young
After the bombs fall, the Imperial Japanese Army seized the Chinese capital of Nanjing. Now screams echo off the rubble as two abandoned Chinese soldiers-trapped and desperately outnumbered inside the walled city-try to escape. What they'll encounter will haunt them. But in the face of horror, they'll learn that resistance and bravery cannot be destroyed.
| RESURRECTIONISTS TP VOL 01 NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCED
Dark Horse Comics
(W) Fred Van Lente (A) Maurizio Rosenzweig, Moreno DiNisio (CA) Juan Doe
Resurrectionists are a select group of people who cannot only remember their past lives, but also become them. Framed architect-turned-thief Jericho Way and his crew of modern-day tomb robbers aren't born knowing they've been trying to pull off the same heist for three millennia. First, they have to wake up. But with enlightenment comes grave danger-the eternally antagonistic Sojourn Corporation is now hot on their heels! Collects Resurrectionists #1-#6.
|CONSTANTINE TP VOL 04 THE APOCALYPSE ROAD TP -
(W) Ray Fawkes (A) Jeremy Haun (CA) Juan Ferreyra
Trapped on a dying world, John will have to pull off the most daring escape of his life if he's going to survive! And on Earth-2, he's faced with the pressure of having something worth fighting for: his family! Plus: It's hate at first sight when Constantine meets his Earth-2 counterpart. Collects issues #18-23.
|FAIREST TP VOL 05 THE CLAMOR FOR GLAMOUR - DC Comics
(W) Mark Buckingham, Bill Willingham (A) Russell Braun & Various (CA) Adam Hughes
In final FAIREST collection featuring issues #27-33, refugees from Fabletown have returned to New York's Castle Dark, and Reynard travels the mundane world to regale the animals with tales of his exploits, rubbing the other Fables' noses in his good fortune.
|GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT TP VOL 01 WE DO NOT SLEEP -
(W) Ray Fawkes (A/CA) Ben Templesmith
Spinning out of BATMAN ETERNAL, these stories from issues #1-5 of the new series star Jim Corrigan as he leads a group of very unlikely detectives against supernatural forces in Gotham City! But when an Internal Affairs officer starts looking into their work, it may take divine intervention to keep him alive! And how long can Corrigan keep The Spectre at bay?
|GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS TP VOL 06 STORMING THE
(W) Justin Jordan (A) Brad Walker & Various (CA) Diogenes Neves, Marc Deering
In these stories from issues #35-40, Kyle Rayner's trip beyond the Source Wall has left him losing his grip on reality, and the Guardians are concerned. When help arrives in the form of Highfather, the Guardians know he can't be trusted - but desperation can lead to bad decisions...
|NAMES TP - DC Comics
(W) Peter Milligan (A) Leandro Fernandez (CA) Celia Calle
The 9-issue Vertigo miniseries is collected! Kevin Walker is a successful New York trader. He has it all - until the mysterious man called the Surgeon walks into his office. It's a visit that ends with Kevin Walker's suicide - and now, Katya, Kevin's beautiful and deadly wife, must find out who killed her husband, and why - No matter who she has to kill.
|WONDER WOMAN BY GEORGE PEREZ OMNIBUS HC - DC Comics
(W) George Perez & Various (A) George Perez, Bruce D. Patterson (CA) George Perez
This omnibus collects the first two years of George Pérez's 1980s run on WONDER WOMAN, including issues #1-24 and WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #1. These stories reestablished Wonder Woman's heroic career with appearances by the gods of Olympus and villains including Cheetah and Silver Swan.
|CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 03 ALIS VOLAT PROPRIIS
(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A/CA) David Lopez
Captain Marvel's time as an astronomical Avenger has pitted her against some of the worst the galaxy has to offer. But now, the Haffensye Consortium has finally caught up to Carol and Tic! Carol was barely able to survive the last time she squared off against the Haffensye - will she be so lucky again? And when bloodthirsty space pirates attack, will Captain Marvel find herself in way over her head? Place your bets! Then, Carol is drawn into THE BLACK VORTEX, but as she faces the cosmically powered Iceman and Groot, the Vortex's power may prove too strong for Earth's Mightiest Hero! And as the dust settles, Carol sets her sights on Earth, preparing for a homecoming an entire year in the making! Unfortunately, time is running out for the Avengers - and the end is nigh! Collecting CAPTAIN MARVEL (2014) #12-15.
|DAREDEVIL EPIC COLLECTION TP WIDOWS KISS
(W/A) Various (CA) Gene Colan
The return of a legend - and the end of an era! Gene "The Dean" Colan draws Daredevil once again as Mister Fear launches his latest campaign of terror! But when Matt comes between his angry ex-love Black Widow and evil mutant Omega Red, he'll feel more than the Widow's bite! What deadly game is the Avenger playing? And DD meets DP when Deadpool comes a-calling, but will Typhoid Mary make it an unholy love triangle? And what does it all mean for Deuce the Devil-Dog? Plus: Flash back to Matt Murdock's college years as he first meets Foggy Nelson! And how - and why - has Matt regained his sight?! Daredevil's first series hurtles to a finish, and it's going to end with a bang! Collecting DAREDEVIL (1964) #365-380 and #-1, and DAREDEVIL/DEADPOOL ANNUAL '97.
|MS MARVEL HC VOL 01
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Adrian Alphona, Jake Wyatt (CA) Sara Pichelli
Marvel Comics presents the all-new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine who's become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City - until she suddenly gains extraordinary gifts. But who is she now? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Kamala explores her newfound powers, but will the weight of the legacy before her be too much? Encounters with the maniacal Inventor and the Inhumans' royal family; team-ups with her favorite hero Wolverine and the Inhumans' dog, Lockjaw... Kamala is living the dream. But as she discovers more about her past, her future is threatened! How long can Ms. Marvel's life override Kamala's? Experience the fan-favorite, critically acclaimed new series from the beginning! Collecting MS. MARVEL (2014) #1-11 and material from ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1.
|ROGUE TP COMPLETE COLLECTION
(W) Robert Rodi, Antony Bedard (A) Cliff Richards & Various (CA) Rodolfo Migliari
During her time with the X-Men, the mysterious young woman known as Rogue has been many things. Soldier, friend, student...and daughter. But when a mission brings her back to her childhood home in Mississippi, Rogue comes face-to-face with the demons in her past - and a terrible secret that has haunted her family since her birth! With Gambit on hand to help out, Rogue must discover her parents' fate! Then, when a photograph surfaces of Rogue and Mystique during their time in the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants - a photograph that Rogue has no memory of - her search for the truth takes her all the way to Japan! And during clashes with Sunfire and Lady Deathstrike, a traumatic encounter will leave Rogue drastically changed! Who is Blindspot - and is she Rogue's best friend, or greatest foe?
Collecting ROGUE (2004) #1-12.
|UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL TP VOL 01 SQUIRREL POWER
(W) Ryan North & Various (A) Erica Henderson, Steve Ditko (CA) Erica Henderson
Doctor Doom, Deadpool, even Thanos: There's one hero who's beaten them all - and now she's starring in her own series! That's right, it's SQUIRREL GIRL! The nuttiest and most upbeat super hero in the world is starting college! And as if meeting her new roommate and getting to class on time isn't hard enough, now she has to deal with Kraven the Hunter, too? At least her squirrel friend Tippy-Toe is on hand to help out. But what can one girl, and one squirrel, do when a hungry Galactus heads toward Earth? You'd be surprised! With time running out and Iron Man lending a helping hand (sort of), who will win in the battle between the Power Cosmic and the Power Chestnut? Plus: Squirrel Girl's classic debut! Collecting UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #1-4 and material from MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (1990) #8.
|X-MEN AGE OF APOCALYPSE TP VOL 01 ALPHA
(W/A) Various (CA) Andy Kubert
Fully updated reading order! Includes LegionQuest prologue!
Charles Xavier is dead - killed twenty years in the past during a time-travel accident - and the world created by his absence is a nightmare! Apocalypse rules with an iron fist, ruthlessly enforcing his dictum that only the strong shall survive. But hidden in Apocalypse's long shadow are a group of ragtag freedom fighters led by Xavier's oldest friend, Magneto: the X-Men! When Bishop, last survivor of the true Marvel Universe, explains how the world went wrong, these embittered mutants and their tenuous allies must risk everything to put things right! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #320-321, X-MEN (1991) #40-41, CABLE (1993) #20, X-MEN ALPHA, GENERATION NEXT #1, ASTONISHING X-MEN (1995) #1, GAMBIT AND THE X-TERNALS #1, WEAPON X (1995) #1, FACTOR X #1, X-MAN #1, X-CALIBRE #1, AMAZING X-MEN (1995) #1 and X-MEN: AGE OF APOCALYPSE ASHCAN EDITION.
|ALICE COOPER HC VOL 01 WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE
(W) Joe Harris, Brandon Jerwa (A) Eman Casallos, Nacho Tenorio (CA) David Mack
Rock n' roll legend Alice Cooper has never been a stranger to the mystic and the macabre. His stage shows were the stuff of legend, featuring snakes and pyrotechnics, the invocation of dark themes and darker forces. But while he was a legend in the waking world, few knew his service as "The Lord of Nightmares" beyond it, where he watched over us while we dreamed, and delivered horrors unto the deserving. Only someone took it all away from him, cast him out of his realm, and locked him away. No longer enslaved to the Clan Black, Alice Cooper will reclaim his dark throne at all costs. All hail the Godfather of Shock Rock! This mind-bending collection includes the complete six-issue Dynamite comic book series, plus Alice Cooper's first-ever comic book appearance from Marvel Premiere #50, featuring the creative talents of Alice Cooper, Jim Salicrup, Roger L. Stern, Ed J. Hannigan, and Tom F. Sutton, fully remastered!
|BRAVEST WARRIORS TP VOL 05
(W) Jason Johnson, Breehn Burns (A) Mike Holmes (CA) Tyson Hesse
The Bravest Warriors have crashed! Shot down by a mysterious enemy, the gang is stranded on an uncharted planet with no way off or help in sight. While the rest of the team tries to find a way to survive (and pass the time), Chris struggles to accept his Emotion Lord abilities and begins to doubt whether or not he should even be a Bravest Warrior. Written by the showrunners of Bravest Warriors, Jason Johnson & Breehn Burns, and illustrated by Mike Holmes (True Story), this volume takes place during season 2 of the hit animated series. Collects issues #17-#20.
|THE COMPLETE CHI'S SWEET HOME VOL 1 - Dynamic Ent.
(W/A/CA) Konami Kanata
Chi is a mischievous newborn kitten who, while on a leisurely stroll with her family, finds herself lost. Overcome with loneliness she bursts into tears - but then she is rescued by a young boy named Yohei and his mother. The little kitty is whisked away into the warm and inviting Yamada apartment complex... where pets are strictly not permitted.
This deluxe larger edition collects the first three chapters of CHI'S SWEET HOME, and also includes a preview chapter of Kanata's latest series FukuFuku: Kitty Tales!
|CREEPS HC GN VOL. 01 NIGHT OF FRANKENFROGS -
(W/A/CA) Chris Schweitzer
In Pumpkins County, weird things happen every day, but nobody ever makes a fuss. Nobody, that is, except the Creeps: Carol, a big-city girl new to Pumpkins County, who finds kindred spirits in Mitchell (monster expert), Jarvis (military brat with logistics know-how), and Rosario (girly girl on the outside, muscle underneath). The Creeps are on the case to figure out the spooky mysteries and still get to class on time. Last week it was a pudding monster. This week, it's killer frogs-reanimated from the team's biology class dissection experiment. Who's behind the Frankenfrog attacks? The Creeps will track down the answers!
|SHADOW MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW TP - Dynamic Ent.
(W/A/CA) Howard Chaykin
It's New Year's, 1950... the end of a tumultuous decade. Lamont Cranston, the man that the world and the underworld know all too well as The Shadow, has had enough. It's time for the mysterious nemesis of crime to hang up his cloak, his slouch hat, and his twin .45s, and retire from public life. But despite this momentous decision, Margo Lane and the rest of The Shadow's agents fear that mankind, teetering on the brink of nuclear Armageddon, may not be quite ready to be bereft of the dark avenger. Howard Chaykin, whose 1980s revival of The Shadow at DC Comics reinvigorated the character for comic lovers everywhere, returns to tell a mind-blowing tale of the Master of Men! Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of men? Howard Chaykin knows!
|WRITTEN AND DRAWN BY HENRIETTA HC - Toon Books
(W/A/CA) Ricardo Liniers
Peek over Henrietta's shoulder as she draws the story of a brave young girl, a three-headed monster, and an impossibly wide world of adventure. Whether read aloud to a toddler or discovered by a young reader, Liniers' celebration of the creative process is sure to make everyone bring out their pencils.