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COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases (10/1)

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This week's comic book haul just may drain your bank account. So many good new and continuing books out today it's sure to make retailers happy. From the much anticipated debut of GOTHAM ACADEMY, to the new THOR,  to the return of Rikard in BRIDES OF HELHEIM to the polarizing new LOBO it's an exciting time to be a fan of sequential art. 

Also, fan favorites like RAT QUEENS #8 and BLACK WIDOW #11 are out today. The THE FADE OUT #2 and THE SQUIDDER #4 are new as well. Andrew Kreisberg, writer/producer for Arrow, is not just the new writer on GREEN ARROW #35 but also the writer for the new FLASH digital first series. CONCRETE PARK is a double threat this week with issue #2 of R-E-S-P-E-C-T and the collected volume "You Send Me" from their Dark Horse Presents run. 

If you're looking for other collections then the monster three trade paperback slipcase in honor of Batman's 75th anniversary has some of the best stories ever told; BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, BATMAN: HUSH, and BATMAN VOL. 1: THE COURT OF OWLS.

If Star Wars is your thing then you have to get STAR WARS- DARTH MAUL: SON OF DATHOMIR TPB. Easily the most exciting volume in a long time. 

Happy Reading!

Written by Cullen Bunn. Art and Cover by Joëlle Jones. Years have passed since Rikard's victory over Bera and Groa. In defeating the witches, Rikard saved his people. And yet he cannot rest. He is still denied the promise of Valhalla. The warrior is condemned to wander the living world as an undead draugr. Now, a new challenge lies before Rikard: to face the demon beast Mórðvíg in a brutal conflict. Cover price $3.99.

Written by Tony Puryear and Erika Alexander. Art and Cover by Tony Puryear. An exile on a strange new world, Isaac plunges deeper into danger with the slippery Silas, a nonhuman gang leader. Luca is hunted by the monstrous Potato King, and war engulfs Scare City! Cover price $3.99.

Written by Robert Place Napton and Seamus Fahey. Art and Cover by Chris Dibari. What if that kid you and your friends picked on in your youth came back with a kill you and your friends? That dark guilt-ridden fear is at the core of CUTTER, a cautionary tale about the sins of your past coming back to haunt you. Jeremy lives a quiet life with his wife in a rural town. Successful and stable, Jeremy is the guy next door. But he and his high school friends share a dark secret. And when that secret literally comes back to haunt them, Jeremy must confront his past and his own sanity as he comes face to face with a vicious serial killer...'The Cutter.' Cover price $3.99.

Written by Ed Brubaker. Art and Cover by Sean Phillips and Elizabeth Breitweiser. Was a murder covered up? Or did the movie starlet commit suicide? And how does the show go on with a dead leading lady and an unfinished film? Remember, every month THE FADE OUT has exclusive back pages articles that are only available in the single issues. Cover price $3.50.

Written by S. Steven Struble. Art and Cover by Sina Grace. 'ALWAYS SOMETHING IN MY BLINDSPOT' The fan favorite LI'L DEPRESSED BOY returns for the everyday adventures of love, life, and vinyl. LDB enjoys his new relationship in spite of work woes. But how will he cope when the last person he wants to see reappears? Cover price $3.99.

Volume 1 - 1st printing. "You Send Me!" Written by Tony Puryear and Erika Alexander. Art and cover by Tony Puryear. Earth's outcasts, exiled to a distant desert planet, will either destroy each other or create something new. Concrete Park Volume 1, a dark, sexy sci-fi saga by Tony Puryear (Eraser) and Erika Alexander, collects the acclaimed chapters from DHP into a "director's cut" hardcover featuring new pages and bonus materials! An acclaimed sci-fi thriller with fantastic twists! Blockbuster screenwriter Tony Puryear cowrites and draws! Hardcover, 64 pages, full color. Cover price $12.99.

1st printing. Story and art by Gilbert Hernandez. In the small Palomar-like town of Lagrimas, a young "loverboy" has a torrid affair with the woman who once was his seventh grade teacher, while three young girls plot to poison the populace. It's a passionate tale as only Gilbert Hernandez, the legendary cocreator of Love and Rockets, can deliver! Original hardcover graphic novel! Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 88 pages, B&W. NOTE: Gilbert Hernandez is "one of the greatest American storytellers. It's so hard to do funny, tragic, local and epic, and he does all simultaneously, and with great aplomb." - Junot Díaz, winner of the Pulitzer Prize Cover price $19.99.

1st printing. Collects Star Wars: Darth Maul - Son of Dathomir (2014) #1-4. Written by Jeremy Barlow. Art by Juan Frigeri and Mauro Vargas. Cover by Chris Scalf. Darth Maul forms the Shadow Collective-a criminal organization composed of the Hutts, Black Sun, the Mandalorians, and the fearsome Nightbrothers-and wages war against Darth Sidious and his generals, Count Dooku and General Grievous! Adapted from unproduced screenplays for season 6 of The Clone Wars, this is the final chapter planned in Darth Maul's saga! Softcover, 96 pages, full color. Cover price $16.99.

Volume 1 - 1st printing. "Engines of Vengeance!" Collects All New Ghost Rider (2014) #1-5. Written by Felipe Smith. Art by Tradd Moore. With four on the floor, Marvel's newest Ghost Rider puts vengeance in overdrive! Amid an East Los Angeles neighborhood running wild with gang violence and drug trafficking, Robbie Reyes has been given an awesome new power! But can the teen handle it, or will it drive him to a path of destruction? As a war brews in the criminal underworld, the streets of East L.A. flare up with drug-fueled gang violence from Dr. Zabo's power-enhancing narcotics - and Mr. Hyde launches a diabolical plan to expand his underground empire. Robbie meets the mysterious entity behind his possession, but will he submit to the sprit inside him and go too far in protecting his neighborhood? The all-new Ghost Rider takes on Mr. Hyde with all-out action and a twist that will hit you at 100mph! Softcover, 112 pages, full color. Cover price $15.99.

Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Reilly Brown. Cover by Aaron Kuder. The all-new Lobo brings the ultraviolence to his new ongoing series! If the first few blood-soaked pages of this issue don't shock you - nothing will! Cover price $2.99.

Includes 3 TPBs - NOTE: Printings may vary. Celebrate Batman's 75th Anniversary with this spectacular slipcase collection featuring the classic trade paperbacks of three of his greatest epics: BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, written by Frank Miller with art by Miller and Klaus Janson, BATMAN: HUSH, written by Jeph Loeb with art by Jim Lee and Scott Williams, and BATMAN VOL. 1: THE COURT OF OWLS, written by Scott Snyder with art by Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion! Softcover (3 volumes with slipcase), 720 pages (Total), full color. 

Written by Andrew Kreisberg and Ben Sokolowski. Art by Daniel Sampere. Cover by Bryan Hitch. Welcome new series writers straight from the hit TV show Arrow! Ollie is trying to put his life together after the grueling events of 'Broken,' and finds himself back in Seattle on a mission from a mystery woman. Who is she - and what's next for Green Arrow? Cover price $2.99.

Story, Art and Cover by Ben Templesmith. The final chapter. You can't keep a good squid down. Well, maybe you can-it's one last shot for humanity and, as it turns out, possibly the entire universe. This is either the end or a new beginning, and only the Squidder himself can decide. Cover price $3.99.

Written by Ron Marz. Art and Cover by Laura Braga. Sara Pezzini's fiercest ally in her battles against the supernatural has always been the Witchblade. But what happens if the Witchblade abandons Sara when she needs it most? A shocking turn of events leaves Sara alone and in deadly danger! Cover price $3.99.

Written by Brian Azzarello. Art and Cover by Cliff Chiang. Is this the end of Olympus and the gods? Wonder Woman is locked in a desperate battle with the First Born with the destiny of immortals at stake - and she must make a decision that will effect the lives of those she loves most. Cover price $2.99.

Written by Greg Pak. Art and Cover by Jae Lee. Part 2 of 'Forgotten Heroes' finds the new team of Catwoman and Superman taking on Gotham City - and there's nothing Batman or Lois Lane can do to stop them! Cover price $3.99.

Written by Nathan Edmondson. Art and Cover by Phil Noto. In the wake of Wolverine's death, with Issac's life on the line, Black Widow takes X-23 punching. Rated T+ Cover price $3.99.

Written by Jason Aaron. Art and Cover by Russell Dauterman. The great hammer MJOLNIR lies on the moon, unable to be lifted by anyone in all the heavens! Even THOR! Something dark has befallen the God of Thunder, leaving him weakened and for the first time in forever... UNWORTHY! But when Frost Giants invade the Earth, the hammer will be lifted and an all-new Thor will arise! A Thor unlike any we've ever seen before! Who is this new GODDESS OF THUNDER? Not even Odin knows! Rated T+ Cover price $3.99.

Written by Becky Cloonan and Brendan Fletcher. Art and Cover by Karl Kerschl. WELCOME TO GOTHAM ACADEMY! Gotham City's most prestigious prep school is a very weird place. It's got a spooky campus, oddball teachers, and rich benefactors always dropping that weirdo Bruce Wayne. But nothing is as strange is the students! Like, what's up with Olive Silverlock? Is she crazy or what? Where did she go last summer? And what's the deal with her creepy mom? And how come that Freshman MAPS is always following her around? And is she still going out with Kyle? P.S. Did you hear the rumor about the ghost in the North Hall?! GOTHAM ACADEMY is a new, monthly teen drama set in the shadow of Batman and the craziness of Gotham City, with new characters and old plus a secret tie to Gotham's past… Cover price $2.99.

Written by Matt Miner. Art by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer. Cover by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer & Various. Matt Miner launches Liberator fan-favorites Jeanette and Sarah in a bold new direction with their own gritty mission to stop a rogue gang of hunters - but the girls learn to their horror that these hunters have developed a new hobby: hunting people… and suddenly the rescuers become the prey. Cover price $3.99.

Written by Andrew Kreisberg. Art by Phil Hester and Eric Gapstur. An all-new digital first series From the world of the highly anticipated new TV show The Flash! Follow the adventures of Barry Allen as he struggles to balance his job as a police crime scene investigator, his unrequited crush on Iris West (who also happens to be his boss' daughter) and his new life as Central City's guardian angel! Don't miss out! Cover price $2.99.

Written by Robert Venditti and Various. Art by Pete Woods and Various. Cover by Francis Portela. 'GODHEAD' Act 1, Part 1: Highfather, leader of the New Gods, has long studied the infinite and infinitely mysterious Source Wall which surrounds the universe. Now, he has learned that during 'Green Lantern: Lights Out,' the ring-wielders broke through the Wall and stole secrets of cosmic importance. Determined to breach the Source Wall himself, Highfather must gain one of each colored ring in the emotional spectrum. But even mighty Highfather doesn't know all, and the forces he's about to unleash will have transformative effects on the whole DC Universe! Cosmic mystery, overwhelming odds, familiar and brand-new New Gods - This one's got it all! This issue also includes a special fold-out that will take you to the Source Wall like never before! Cover price $4.99.

Written by Kurtis J. Wiebe. Art by Roc Upchurch. Cover by Tyler Jenkins. 'THE FAR REACHING TENTACLES OF N'RYGOTH,' Part Three If your enemy is just too damn strong, well...when you can't beat 'em, join 'em. And then from the safety of their trust, that's when you kill 'em with a good rusty blade to the spine. Rat Queens style. Cover price $3.50.

Source: mycomicshop


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