New comics 7/16
There's one shocking, albeit well publicized, event occurring today in comics with the death of Archie Andrews in Life with Archie #36 by Paul Kupperberg and Pat Kennedy. This series finale is already sold out in print so check with your local store or go online for digital copies.
Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con International San Diego #1 by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti is pretty self explanatory and a fun one-shot following her at the con trying to get her book published. It's only right that the best selling anti-hero is taking the industry by storm in print and in real life.
After a delay Kurtis Wiebe and Roc Upchurch have Rat Queens #7 out today. The entertaining sassy maidens continue to battle some monstrous creatures while cracking wise.
It seems every week there's a title by Frank J. Barbiere out and this week is no different. He along with artist Victor Santos debut a new book for BOOM! Studios entitled Black Market #1.
The most exciting Star Wars title in comics, Darth Maul: Son of Darthomir is back with #3 as Maul and Dooku are forced to join together as Jedis are hot on their trail. Jeremy Barlow, Juan Frigeri, and Mauro Vargas have a hot series on their hands.
There's also a batch of #1's debuting today. Take a look below for some notable new releases. Happy reading!
Written by Paul Kupperberg. Art by Pat Kennedy and Various. Cover by Francesco Francavilla. History is in the making in this epic finale to the acclaimed series LIFE WITH ARCHIE, as America's most beloved character makes the ultimate sacrifice to save a friend. The unthinkable happens: Archie Andrews dies! Fans will experience an epic tale of Archie's future sure to make headlines, generate discussion and stand as one of the most-talked about Archie stories of all time. Do not miss this game-changing tale of love, friendship and true heroism. Cover price $4.99.
Written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti. Art by Amanda Conner, Marco Failla, Javier Garron, Dave Johnson, Paul Pope, Stephane Roux, Damion Scott, Rob Campanella and John Timms. Cover by Amanda Conner. The title says it all! Our favorite little troublemaker, Harley Quinn, takes on Comic-Con International: San Diego in this over the top issue! She'll have to battle long lines, crazy crowds and the dread con crud, all in the quest to get her own comic book published! Cover price $4.99.
1st printing. Collects Detective Comics (1937-2011) #27, 83, 211, 216, 327, 359, 395, 442, 474, 574, 633, 711, 757 and 821, Batman (1940-2011) #1, 49, 181, 497, Batman (2011 2nd Series) #2, World's Finest (1941-1986) #94, DC Special Series (1977-1981) #21 and Batman Special (1984) #1. Cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams. This amazing Batman best-of collection includes stories from past seven-plus decades by legends of the industry - Bill Finger, Bob Kane, Denny O'Neil, Neal Adams, Mike Barr, Michael Golden, Jim Aparo, Alan Davis, Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, and more! Hardcover, 384 pages, full color. Cover price $39.99.
Written by Will Pfeifer. Art and Cover by Kenneth Rocafort. Red Robin, Wonder Girl, Raven, Bunker and Beast Boy step out of the shadows of the adult heroes of the DC Universe to offer bold, exciting and sometime dangerous ideas on how to protect a world full of superpowered teenagers - any one of whom could be the next heroic figure or major villain! Cover price $2.99.
Written by Frank J. Barbiere. Art and Cover by Victor Santos. Ray Willis is a broken man, a disgraced medical examiner making ends meet by preparing corpses at a funeral parlor. His scientific genius is being wasted...that is, until his estranged criminal brother Denny shows up on his doorstep, supposedly cleaned up and proposing a once in a lifetime partnership to cure not just cancer, but all disease. The catch? It exists within the DNA of superheroes. Cover price $3.99.
Written by Kurtis J. Wiebe. Art and Cover by Roc Upchurch. 'THE FAR REACHING TENTACLES OF N'RYGOTH,' Part Two You didn't see that coming, did you? Neither did the Queens but now they have an ally on their side with an innate knowledge of N'Rygoth, which is good because they're going to need every bit of help they can get. Palisade is overrun with tentacle monsters. Cover price $3.50.
Written by Jeremy Barlow. Art by Juan Frigeri and Mauro Vargas. Cover by Chris Scalf. Darth Maul has captured Darth Sidious's new apprentice! Mother Talzin and Maul attempt to sway Count Dooku to their cause, revealing surprising facts about Maul's past. But an attack by an elite Jedi strike force throws everyone's plans into chaos! Cover price $3.50.
Written by Jen Van Meter. Art by Jason Masters. Cover by Jason Latour. Have the X-Men of 2061 achieved Xavier's dream of mutants and humans living in harmony? Or will there always be a need for the X-Men? Cover price $3.99.
Written by Tom Waltz. Art and Cover by Casey Maloney. Marcus Fall is a battle-hardened soldier in a long-running inter-planetary war. After multiple combat tours, Fall is finally able to leave the military and return to his beloved wife and son. But his happy homecoming comes to a tragic end when a suicide bomber murders his family. Devastated, Fall returns to the war with one bloody mission in mind: revenge against the enemy… every last one of them. Cover price $3.99.
Written by Kieron Gillen. Art by Jamie McKelvie and Matthew Wilson. Cover by Matthew Wilson and Jamie McKelvie. Diabolically divine pop-god Lucifer is in trouble. She offers superfan Laura an unprecedented deal if she helps. It's a bargain. A Faustian bargain, and they always turn out so well. Who knows who Laura will turn to fulfill it? We do. Clearly. Cover price $3.50.
Written by Alex De Campi. Art by Rey Villegas. Cover by Joseph Michael Linsner. Lady Zorro is called back to Alta California to recover a sacred Indian war axe, stolen by mercenary soldiers. Only she can stop an all-out bloody war across the ranchos, and more deaths like the one that consumed her family... if she can stay on mission! But when an opportunity for ultimate vengeance presents itself, can she ignore it? Or will the fire to put her greatest foe six feet under a preacher consume Lady Zorro... and all of Alta California with it? A violent, sexy tale of intrigue and swashbuckling as the female Fox must use all her assets to get herself out of trouble. Cover price $3.99.
Robin Rises: Part 1 - Written by Peter J. Tomasi. Art by Andy Kubert and Jonathan Glapion. Cover by Andy Kubert. The hunt for Robin is over, and the battle joined! But Batman's family feud with Ra's al Ghul is about to erupt into something bigger when it's interrupted by the forces of Apokolips! This epic story continues in this month's BATMAN AND ROBIN #33! Cover price $4.99.
Written by Matt Hawkins. Art and Cover by Linda Sejic. Fire sweeps through the west side of Los Angeles killing thousands, but the real disaster is about to begin! Dr. Dan Miller tries to stuff Pandora back in the box, but once genetically engineered plants are released in the wild, it has permanent, long-lasting effects with LA paying the price! Cover price $3.99.
Written by Matt Hawkins. Art and Cover by Stjepan Sejic. A double-sized crossover event unlike any before! Two teams, seven centuries apart, united by one woman's diabolical plan. The Chairwoman from CYBER FORCE and APHRODITE IX had a plan to recreate the world in her children's image. Things didn't go as planned. Featuring the present day team of Cyber Force and the 28th century Aphrodite IX, this story lays the foundation for the new comic series IXth GENERATION, launching in 2015. Cover price $5.99.
Written by C. Willow Wilson. Art by Jake Wyatt. Cover by Jamie McKelvie. On the run from the Inventor, Kamala needs all the help she can get. Did someone say Wolverine? Cover price $2.99.
Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov. Art by Matt Triano. Cover by Jock. When the world is under siege from the pits of hell, it's up to the DEVILERS to set things right. Seven of the world's greatest exorcists pit themselves against Satan's army, and all of creation hangs in the balance. Cover price $2.99.
Story and Art by Ben Templesmith. This all-new four-issue series finds an old soldier from a forgotten war in a post-apocalyptic world that has left him behind. He was one of the last of the legendary Squidder Legions. Can a discarded relic with a death wish and a rebellious Squid priestess overthrow humanity's tentacled alien overlords? Ben Templesmith returns to his roots to finally do the tentacle/Cthulhu-orientated book he's always promised! The Squidder mixes action, horror, science fiction, and fantasy elements with a touch of Squidly destruction. Cover price $3.99.