New Comics 7/9 by Slidely Slideshow
Some fantastic choices today on comics and trade paperbacks. DC Comics doesn't always make the best decisions. The New 52 books is a good example as most books that started the company-wide reboot have gone to the dusty bookshelf in the sky. They are still trying to innovate a little and shake things up. Debuting today is Grayson #1 by Tim Seely and Mikel Janin. Dick has hung up his (night) wings and is now playing super spy. At the very least it provides for some new exciting stories with a fan favorite at its center.
DC is also restarting Suicide Squad #1 with a new creative team and some new members. Sean Ryan and Jeremy P. Roberts will be responsible for this new international team as they head to Russia.
Joshua Hale Fialkov and Gabo make an impressive debut with The Life After #1. The story of an unmotivated worker drone who finally takes a risk and lands himself in a realm between heaven and hell. A potential gem of a series so get on this now.
Justin Jordan and Kyle Strahm debut with The Spread #1 at Image Comics. An intriguing dystopian monster story that should be a monthly thrill ride.
Fan favorite Spider-Man 2009 returns in a new ongoing series from Peter David and Will Sliney. More Spider-Man as the 100th Anniversary issue is out from Sean Ryan and In-Hyuk Lee.
Marc Andreyko takes a break from Batwoman to reboot Chaos character Chastity for Dynamite.
Two must-have trades come out today. Rocket Girl Vol. 1 from Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder. A fun time-traveling adventure involving a teenage cop from the future in New York. It's a steal at $9.99 for a great story and amazing artwork.
Justice League of America Vol. 1 collects issues #1-5 from Geoff Johns and David Finch. A team built solely to counter the Justice League "just in case" the need ever arises to put them down. A far more interesting group of heroes in Vibe, Catwoman, Martian Manhunter, Stargirl, Green Arrow and Green Lantern.
Enjoy your new comics!
Written by Tim Seeley. Art by Mikel Janin. Cover by Andrew Robinson. Dick Grayson. Former sidekick. Former Super Hero. Former dead man. And now...agent of Spyral?! A thrilling new chapter of Dick Grayson's life begins in this new, ongoing series. It's a super-spy thriller that will shock you and prove one thing: You might think you know Nightwing - but you don't know Dick. Cover price $2.99.
Written by Sean Ryan. Art and Cover by Jeremy P. Roberts. The world has changed for Task Force X, a.k.a. the Suicide Squad. Director Amanda Waller no longer has the autonomy she once had. New members disrupt the team dynamic. And the team takes on an international scope. New members Joker's Daughter, Deathstroke and Black Manta join Harley Quinn and Deadshot for a mission in the most dangerous and unpredictable place in the world: Vladimir Putin's Russia! Cover price $2.99.
Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov. Art by Gabo. Cover by Nick Pitarra. In an infinite city built on infinite sadness, there is one man capable of breaking free. He will go through Heaven and Hell to save us all. Literally. A fantastical coming of age journey through the afterlife and beyond. Cover price $3.99.
Written by Justin Jordan. Art and Cover by Kyle Strahm. Ten years ago, we dug too deep. We unleashed something ancient that couldn't be controlled. Something that couldn't be stopped, twisting everything it touched into more of itself. The Spread. Humanity was nearly destroyed before we found a way to slow the Spread to a crawl. Now, deep inside the quarantined zone, one man has found the key to stopping it forever: a baby girl. And if he can save her, he might save the world. Cover price $3.50.
Written by Peter David. Art by Will Sliney. Cover by Simone Bianchi. ALL-NEW SERIES FROM THE PAGES OF AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! The book you have been demanding for months finally hits the stands! Miguel O'Hara is Spider-Man in the year 2099 but he's currently stuck in the year 2014. He was stranded here by his father who is the head of an evil corporation called Alchemax in 2099. But in 2014, Alechmax has just been formed and Miguel has a chance to stop its corruption before it starts! You'd think being a man out of time would make you a man without enemies, but Spider-Man 2099 is about to discover that he's not the only one hoping for a better tomorrow, one that might be ensured by The Adjustor eliminating Miguel from the time stream altogether! Cover price $3.99.
Written by Sean Ryan. Art and Cover by In-Hyuk Lee. It's 100 years after the wall-crawler's creation, but when the Kingpin has taken Spider-Man's ultra-powerful techno-symbiote suit, Spider-Man will need to prove once again why he is the world's greatest super hero. Cover price $3.99.
Written by Marc Andreyko. Art by Dave Acosta. Cover by Tim Seeley. In the 1980's and after a career-ending injury shatters her (and, really, her mother's) Olympic dreams, 17 year-old Chastity Marks finds an escape in a popular series of vampire novels... but little does she know that the novels conceal a secret underworld of blood, agony, and death - a world that she will be dragged into kicking and screaming. The classic Chaos! Character returns - reimagined, rebooted, and ready for blood! Cover price $3.99.
Volume 1 - 1st printing. "Times Squared!" Collects Rocket Girl (2013 Image) #1-5. Written by Brandon Montclare. Art and cover by Amy Reeder. A teenage cop from a high-tech future is sent back in time to 1986 New York City. Dayoung Johansson is investigating the Quintum Mechanics megacorporation for crimes against time. As she pieces together the clues, she discovers the "future" she calls home-an alternate reality version of 2014-shouldn't exist at all! Rocket Girl returns this fall with #6 and a new arc! Softcover, 120 pages, full color. Cover price $9.99.
Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Justice League of America (2013 3rd Series) #1-5. Written by Geoff Johns. Art and Cover by David Finch. Green Lantern! Green Arrow! Catwoman! Katana! Vibe! Hawkman! Stargirl! They aren't the world's greatest Super Heroes-they're the most dangerous! But why does a team like the JLA need to exist? What is their ultimate mission? And who is pulling the strings? Find out in this collection of the first five issues of the new series as the team takes on the Secret Society of Super-Villains! Softcover, 224 pages, full color. Cover price $16.99.
Written by Scott Snyder and Various. Art by Jason Fabok. Cover by Dustin Nguyen. As the Gang War reaches a bloody climax, Batman and Jason Bard must bear witness to the horrifying last stand of The Penguin! Plus, Jim Gordon makes a terrible decision that will shape the rest of his life. Cover price $2.99.
Written by Christy Marx. Art by Robson Rocha. Cover by Jorge Molina. It's here! Black Canary vs. Amanda Waller! Will the former Team 7 teammates find salvation together - or destruction? Cover price $2.99.
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art and Cover by Vanesa Del Rey. Agents Langford and Jensen have uncovered a hidden Witness Cult in the middle of American suburbia they suspect is behind the kidnappings plaguing the country, but will they catch up to Markoff and Patient Zero before the Empty Man virus strikes again? Cover price $3.99.
Written by Joe Keatinge. Art and Cover by Leila Del Duca and Owen Gieni. Kate Kristopher has left the life she built to confront the life she left behind-and here there be monsters. Cover price $3.50.
Written by Marc Silvestri. Art and Cover by Sumeyye Kesgin. After a terrifying escape from the Magic world into ours, Asa finds that not even two realities are big enough to hide in. Armed with a terrible secret meant to destroy both his world and this strange place called Earth, Asa Stonethrow must seek help from his realms most feared criminals. His only hope is an enchanted frog and a street-smart, opportunistic petty thief and con artist named April Mae June. Cover price $3.50.
Written by Matt Kindt. Art by Clayton Crain. Cover by Raul Allen. Nothing is what it seems…not even yourself... A seemingly random murder-the first in a thousand years-is unraveling the mysteries at the heart of Rai's very existence. As the country of Japan completes another orbit around 41st century Earth, Rai, its sole protector, turns his investigation toward two figures he never questioned before: Father, the A.I. that controls Japan…and himself. Cover price $3.99.
Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick. Art and Cover by David Lopez. Ever since she set off on her latest 'adventure,' Carol Danvers has had her butt handed to her at every turn. She's done with that nonsense. Let's start flipping some tables, shall we? Tic, the Rocket Girl, and Jackie, the Warlord, are getting in on the 'Oh no you di'n't!' action too! Cover price $3.99.