New Comics 11/5 by Slidely Slideshow
This might be one of the most eclectic weeks of comics in recent memory. There's fantasy, horror, sci-fi, supernatural western, spy thriller, post-apocalyptic drama and whatever the hell Punks is. There's even an ape-biker gang exploitation genre series. Yes, you read that right.
Keenan Marshall Keller and Tom Neely have created The Humans #1 for Image and they've mashed-up Planet of the Apes with Easy Rider and it's as crazy as you imagine with it's soul squarely in the era of the 1970's exploitation cinema. It's strictly for mature readers.
Ron Marz has a couple of significant titles - one concluding its run and another one just starting - Artifacts brings the veteran writer back to close out the book he helped start and John Carter: Warlord of Mars #1 returns with an officially licensed series from the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate.
In trade paperbacks there are some notable releases. Day Men by Matt Gagnon and Michael Alan Nelson collects the first arc of the stylish crime vampire thriller and you get 128 pages for only $9.99. The Wake by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy is the kind of underwater sci-fi thriller James Cameron would film. The limited series is collected and a guaranteed good read.
Check out the other sure bets this week:
Written by Ron Marz & Various. Art by -ROM- & Various. Cover by Stjepan Sejic. DOUBLE-SIZED SERIES FINALE! RON MARZ returns to the title he helped launch with a self-contained MAGDALENA story foreshadowing his new MAGDALENA series (coming in January) while wrapping up ARTIFACTS! Also inside are two talent hunt winner stories! One a story of the Witchblade deep in the heart of Africa in 1904, and the other a present day story of Tom Judge trying to help a man afflicted with an ancient curse. Cover price $5.99.
Written by J. Michael Straczynski. Art and Cover by C. P. Smith. What began with a simple assignment has turned into a war for the very throne of Heaven itself, with Joe Fitzgerald caught between two massive armies of Light and Dark. It all comes down to one decision, one moment, and based on what he decides the universe itself may come apart at the seams. Will Joe go all the way for love? Or will he save the world but lose his soul? Cover price $2.99.
1st printing. Collects Day Men (2013 Boom) #1-4. Written by Matt Gagnon and Michael Alan Nelson. Art and cover by Brian Stelfreeze. WHY WE LOVE IT: Not only did we trip over ourselves to have the first ongoing comic book work from industry legend Brian Stelfreeze since 2005, but Matt Gagnon (FREELANCERS) and Michael Alan Nelson (SUPERGIRL, HEXED) have created a nuanced, action-packed piece of genre fiction that is core to BOOM!'s DNA. WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Any fan of smart, sexy vampire fiction will love the juxtaposition of classic crime noir elements in DAY MEN. The world of DAY MEN is utterly unique and completely engrossing. WHAT IT'S ABOUT: For thousands of years, the world has been controlled by the "50 Families," a secret network of vampire covens engaged in a timeless struggle for power. But when the sun rises, the vampires are forced to employ the services of a human who acts as their daytime fixer and protector. Trained for centuries to be the mortal soldiers of their vampire employers, the Day Men go forth at sunrise, alone into the world, to do the bidding of their sleeping benefactors. Softcover, 128 pages, full color. Cover price $9.99.
1st printing. Collects Wake (2013-2014 DC) #1-10. Written by Scott Snyder. Art and cover by Sean Murphy. The entire 10-issue, Eisner Award- nominated series is collected in one volume! When Marine Biologist Lee Archer is approached by the Department of Homeland Security for help with a new threat, she declines but quickly realizes they won't take "no" for an answer. Soon she is plunging to the depths of the Arctic Circle to a secret, underwater oil rig filled with roughnecks and scientists on the brink of an incredible discovery. But when things go horribly wrong, this scientific safe haven will turn into a house of horrors at the bottom of the ocean! Hardcover, 256 pages, full color. Cover price $24.99.
Written by Ed Brubaker. Art and Cover by Steve Epting and Elizabeth Breitweiser. Velvet takes her battle right to the heart of the agency's headquarters, literally. Cover price $3.50.
Written by Frank J. Barbiere. Art by Jonathan Lau. Cover by Juan Doe. SOLAR VS. OUTER SPACE. Erica is trapped far from Earth, and every alien wants to kill her. So Erica's really only got one option: Fight outer space. It's one weird girl and her energy ghost dad vs. EVERYTHING in the universe! Cover price $3.99.
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art and Cover by Brian Hurtt. Drake, Becky, and Screaming Crow stage a cataclysmic attack on Griselda and her minions. All the forces of nature are brought down upon the Grey Witch. But will it be enough to stop her from using the Six to destroy the world? Cover price $3.99.
Written by Tony Puryear and Erika Alexander. Art and Cover by Tony Puryear. Barrio Las Cruces erupts in violence as Isaac fights side by side with the strange gang leader Silas. Supernatural forces stalk the streets of Scare City, and an aggressive Luca takes her fight to the Potato King. Cover price $3.99.
Written by Spencer Cushing. Art by Manuel Garcia and Bit. Cover by Freddie Williams II and Jeremy Colwell. Sergeant Eric Reid may have survived the Skyman Program's assassins and exposed its corruption, but he's about to find that wearing the Skyman belt and trying to do the right thing means there will always be a target on his back. Can he take the heat? Or will he burn up in the atmosphere? Cover price $2.99.
Written by Kurt Busiek. Art and Cover by Ben Dewey. Conan meets Game of Thrones meets Kamandi in an original high-fantasy epic for mature readers, as a secret conclave of wizards brings a legendary champion back through time to save the world, with disastrous consequences. The action begins in a spectacular DOUBLE-SIZED FIRST ISSUE, with forty-four pages of story with no ads! Cover price $2.99.
Written by Keenan Keller. Art and Cover by Tom Neely. Apart, they are nothing...deemed by society as outcasts, misfits, losers, no good punks! But together, they are THE HUMANS! The HUMANS is a high-octane, no-holds-barred, ape-biker-gang chopper ride into '70s exploitation genre bliss. Follow Bobby, Johnny, and all The HUMANS as they fight and fly down the road to oblivion on a ride filled with chains, sex, leather, denim, hair, blood, bananas, and chrome. Cover price $2.99.
Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov. Art and Cover by Kody Chamberlain. Hold on. We're still publishing this? I thought we were just screwing around, and, now, what? We're publishing this thing AGAIN? Just tell me there's less groin punching this time...please? Cover price $3.99.
Written by Jason Aaron. Art and Cover by Ron Garney. Dig deeper into the bloodstained history of the Raths, an Alabama family caught in a generational cycle of violence. Are all members of this clan of killers cursed to live and die by the sword, or can one of them break the chain? Cover price $3.50.
Written by Ron Marz. Art by Abhishek Malsuni. Cover by J. Scott Campbell. John Carter: Warlord of Mars returns in a new monthly series, officially authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.! Superstar writer Ron Marz finally gets to pen the series he has always wanted to write, with amazing new art talent Abhishek Malsuni joining him. Return to the exotic landscape of Barsoom, as John Carter has to save his adopted world, not to mention his beloved Dejah Thoris, from an enemy like no other he has ever faced. John Carter must truly become Warlord of Mars against an adversary who is every bit his equal on the savage red planet. An amazing new era for John Carter of Mars starts here! Cover price $3.99.
Written by Brian Joines. Art by Thiago Vale. Cover by Tony Fleecs. Christmas has come to Stoker, Maine, and nobody is more excited than resident monster-fighter Li'l Vampi! But when an evil curse steals Christmas from the minds of mankind, Vampi must team with a beast of holiday lore to save Santa Claus, defeat a pagan god bent on revenge, and save Christmas for boys and girls around the world! Cover price $4.99.