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COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases 1/7/15

NEW COMICS 1/7/15 by Slidely Slideshow

The holiday season may be over but the gifts keep on coming as this week's selection of new comic books is an embarrassment of riches. We could have added ten more comics to take note of but there are limits but luckily not for readers. You literally could stand blind-folded in front of the new releases section at your local comic book store and pick a great book. Such is the case today as many fantastic reads await your purchase. Here are just a few of them.

Written by Joshua Williamson. Art and Cover by Andrei Bressan and Adriano Lucas. How do you adjust to the real world after living in a war zone for half your life? Mikey Rhodes and his family will find out firsthand, as danger from Terrenos presents itself on Earth. Cover price $2.99.

Written by Ed Brubaker. Art and Cover by Sean Phillips and Elizabeth Breitweiser. Sex and violence in the Golden Age of Hollywood. Charlie's flashbacks to the war affect his work, and his secret mission to solve a covered up murder. And remember, like all BRUBAKER/PHILLIPS comics, the back pages of THE FADE OUT are filled with extra art and articles you can only find in the single issues! Cover price $3.50.

Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi. Art by Alex Maleev. Cover by Alex Maleev and Dave Stewart. In Brazil, Hellboy and a small group of BPRD agents investigate gruesome and bizarre murders happening in the shadows of a sixteenth-century Portuguese fortress, but what they uncover is more terrifying than they imagined. Cover price $3.50.

Written by Keenan Keller. Art and Cover by Tom Neely. The scars brought home from war are not always visible... Plagued with flashbacks of violence and death, Johnny tries to forget visions of fire, bullets, and blood from his time in Vietnam, but the hooting calls of the Viet Kong fill his sleeping head and pour into his waking life as Bobby and The HUMANS welcome him back into the fold. Cover price $2.99.

Written by Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich. Art and Cover by Joëlle Jones. Josie Schuller is a picture-perfect homemaker, wife, and mother-but she's also a ruthless, efficient killer for hire! A brand-new original comedy series that combines the wholesome imagery of early 1960s domestic bliss with a tightening web of murder, paranoia, and cold-blooded survival. Cover price $3.50.

Written by Matt Fraction. Art and Cover by Christian Ward. Odyssia and her crew are tempted by the deadly and dangerous Lotus Eaters, living sources of the most powerful narcotic in the galaxy. Cover price $3.99.

Written by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt. Art and Cover by Mike Norton. The Sword of Abraham and the Knights of Solomon have long feuded, and bad blood is difficult to overcome. But in order to survive the resurrection of the death god Yum Kimil, two men--a priest of the Sword and an agent of the Knights--must put their ideologies aside and work together. But with cunning spies and sinister necromancers working against them at every turn, a difference of opinion is the least of worries for Jesup and Brother Roberto. Cover price $3.99.

Written by Warren Ellis. Art and Cover by Jason Howard. Something is happening. There are shadows in the Chinese city of Shu, shadows falling across Cefalu and Puntland, and shadows crawling across the snows of Svalbard. Things are getting darker. Cover price $2.99.

Written by Gerry Duggan and Various. Art by Johanna Tana and Gustavo Duarte. Cover by Paul Renaud. EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES MAKE BULLYING A THING OF THE PAST! The Avengers have always stood up for those who cannot stand up for themselves, but this time they're in for a bombastic adventure of the highest order! Featuring surprise guest stars from across the Marvel Universe including Spider-Man and The Guardians of the Galaxy! Face front, readers! You won't want to miss this one! ONE SHOT/All Ages Cover price $1.99.

Written by Ian Flynn. Art by Evan Stanley and Various. Cover by Patrick Spaz Spaziante. Amy's most precious possession, her piko hammer, has gone missing! And if she can't find it, her hammer won't be the only thing she'll lose! While the boys are on a hammer-hunting quest, Sticks tries to show Amy a new arsenal - but will she survive the experience? Don't miss the exclusive tie-in comic to the new TV Show and Video Games from Sega! Cover price $3.99.

Spider-Verse: Part 4 of 6 - Written by Dan Slott. Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli. THE FIRST HUGE BATTLE! Wait, if the first fights were just skirmishes, this can't mean anything good for the Spiders. Miles Morales shows his stuff! Silk finds something valuable on her run! Meet the most surprising Spider-Character yet! Rated T Cover price $3.99.

Written by Kieron Gillen and Marguerite Bennett. Art by Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans. Cover by Stephanie Hans. What on Earth has made runaway Angela return to grimy old Earth? Is it fighting? It's probably fighting. It's usually fighting. You know what she's like. (Spoilers: It's not fighting. More spoilers: it does involve fighting, but she honestly wasn't planning it, no, really, honest.) Rated T+ Cover price $3.99.

Written by Nick Spencer. Art by Ramon Rosanas. Cover by Mark Brooks. Scott Lang has never exactly been the world's best super hero. Heck, most people don't even think he's been the best ANT-MAN -- and the last guy invented Ultron and joined the Masters of Evil, so that's saying something. But when the SUPERIOR IRON MAN calls with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Scott's going to get a chance to turn it all around and be the hero he's always dreamed of being. Sure he's been to prison! Sure he's been through a messy divorce! Sure he's been, um... dead. But this time is different! This time nothing is gonna stop the astonishing ANT-MAN! Rated T+ Cover price $4.99.

Written by Christopher Sebela. Art by Diego Barreto. Cover by Declan Shalvey. Between the escalation of World War III and being Number One on America's most wanted list, Snake Plissken jumps borders and finds himself in the seceded nation of Florida. While he may have escaped the USPF, Snake finds himself in the middle of a whole new level of political corruption. Cover price $3.99.

Story, Art and Cover by Jorge Corona. A recluse boy born covered in feathers must help his firstever friend, a young girl named Bianca, as she tries to return to her home beyond the slums of the Maze. They must dodge street gangs and childsnatchers along the way, and perhaps together will learn the secrets to his mysterious past. Cover price $3.99.

Written by Ron Marz. Art by Abhishek Malsuni. Cover by Ed Benes. Alien invaders have conquered John Carter's adopted world of Barsoom. John Carter endeavors to reach the occupied city of Helium, where his beloved Dejah Thoris is held captive by the invaders. But Dejah Thoris is no princess-in-peril, as she hatches a plot to escape from her captors and lead her people in bloody rebellion! Classic planetary adventure in tradition of grand master Edgar Rice Burroughs! Cover price $3.99.

Written by Kathryn Immonen. Art by Rich Ellis. Cover by Michael Komarck. Tying into the explosive events of ORIGINAL SIN, see an untold story from the origins of the Marvel Universe! After an alien energy source is discovered in Russia in the early 1950's, it's up to Peggy Carter and Howard Stark to find out what happened. But a newly-risen terrorist group going by the name Hydra also happens to be on the hunt for their own nefarious purposes! It's only when a mysterious operative going by the name of Woodrow McCord enters the picture to aid Peggy and Howard that they realize just how far some people are willing to go to keep the Earth safe! Rated T Cover price $3.99.

Written by David Walker. Art by Bilquis Evely. Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz and Denys Cowan. Every great detective has their first case. For John Shaft, that first case seems simple enough. But tracking down a missing person for his girlfriend quickly turns into a matter of life and death. With the bodies piling up, Shaft realizes he's in over his head. But can he stay alive long enough to figure out what is going on, or will his first case be the death of John Shaft? Cover price $3.99.

Written by Matt Hawkins. Art and Cover by Stejpan Sejic. In the future there is no more natural death, no needs unfilled and everything you could ever want is yours… as long as you're one of the ones chosen to live in this new Utopia and you're willing to subjugate yourself to these new self-proclaimed gods with 'IX's emblazoned on them. Do the ends truly justify the means? Is a utopia built on genocide worth the price? Aphrodite, Velocity, Hades, and the other Nines establish fiefdoms in this new world and attempt to rule. Their internal clashes have escalated, but they are forced to put that aside as they face off against the relentless hordes of the Darkness. The sins of the past have come to claim those who would pretend to be Gods. The cybernetic future established in APHRODITE IX and CYBER FORCE finally comes face-to-face with the supernatural ARTIFACTS side of the Top Cow universe! Cover price $3.99.

1st printing. Written by Brad Meltzer. Art and cover by Chris Eliopoulos. Jackie Robinson always loved sports, especially baseball. But he lived at a time before the Civil Rights Movement, when the rules weren't fair to African Americans. Even though Jackie was a great athlete, he wasn't allowed on the best teams just because of the color of his skin. Jackie knew that sports were best when everyone, of every color, played together. He became the first black player in Major League Baseball, and his bravery changed African-American history and led the way to equality in all sports in America. Hardcover, 8-in. x 8-in., 40 pages, full color. Cover price $12.99.


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