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COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases 1/28/15


NEW COMICS 1/28 by Slidely Slideshow

Another glorious comic book day is upon us and there is a plethora of excellent reads to binge on this week. Whether you love ongoing series - Batman #38, Sex Criminals #10, Harley Quinn #14, Gotham Academy #4, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter #11, Revival #27, or exciting new books - The Dying and the Dead #1, Effigy #1, King: Flash Gordon #1, Woody and Quantum Must Die #1, Casanova Acedia #1, Bitch Planet #2, They're Not Like Us #2, we have you covered.

Or perhaps you'd prefer a longer read and a trade paperback is more your liking. Outcast Vol. 1: A Darkness Surrounds Him, The Life After, Mega Man, Heartbreak Soup: A Love and Rockets Book will keep you riveted.

Happy Reading!


Written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti. Art by Chad Hardin. Cover by Amanda Conner. Everyone knows that Harley's not quite over her last ex-boyfriend. Can she really open her heart to another man? Well, Mason Macabre's not like any other guy she's known before…and not just because he hasn't tried to kill her yet! Cover price $2.99.


Volume 1 - 2nd and later printings. "Palomar: Part 1!" Story and art by Gilbert Hernandez. This volume collects the first half of Gilbert Hernandez's acclaimed magical-realist tales of Palomar, continuing on through such modern-day classics as "Ecce Homo," "Act of Contrition," "Duck Feet," and the great love story "For the Love of Carmen." Softcover, 292 pages, B&W. Mature Readers Cover price $18.99.


Written by Gerry Duggan. Art and Cover by Shawn Crystal. As if Batman didn't have enough trouble containing the Spider in Arkham Manor, now he has to contend with the newest inmate to arrive: Mr. Freeze! Cover price $2.99.


Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick. Art and Cover by Valentine De Landro. Now framed for murder INSIDE the prison, Kam is offered leniency if she'll train her crew for a death sport bout against a visiting team of male prisoners. Cover price $3.50.


Written by Joshua Williamson. Art by Fernando Dagnino. Cover by Michael Broussard. In the heart of the jungle, as reality rips apart around them, Captain Midnight and his old sidekick Chuck Ramsey engage in a deadly grudge match! The fate of all reality rests on Cap's shoulders as the time-displaced hero gets his first view into the mysterious 'Otherspace' and must stop Chuck before another dimension comes crashing down on them. Cover price $2.99.


Written by Matt Fraction and Michael Chabon. Art and Cover by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Ba. Marooned in Los Angeles with no memory of his past, Casanova Quinn takes on the mystery of his criminal benefactor's tangled and bloody history-as strange occult forces from the future conspire to… do stuff? To him? To Los Angeles? To you? YES. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Landry Quinn Walker. Art and Cover by Eric Jones. As all of reality collapses, Kid Vigilante travels through the land of the dead in search of salvation. Cover price $2.99.


Written by Jonathan Hickman. Art and Cover by Ryan Bodenheim. 'TODAY, TOMORROW, THE GRAVE' A murder at a wedding reveals a fifty year-old secret. At great cost, a man with a dying wife is given the opportunity to save her. A lost tribe is reborn in another time. Seemingly disparate events that force relics from the Greatest Generation to come together for one last hurrah. THE DYING AND THE DEAD is high adventure meets end-of-life care. It's Indiana Jones for Old People. There are no fedoras, only bedpans. Cover price $4.50.


Written by Becky Cloonan and Brendan Fletcher. Art and Cover by Karl Kerschl. The hunt for the Ghost of Gotham Academy begins! Cover price $2.99.


Written by Jay Faerber. Art and Cover by Fran Bueno. Liam spends the night locked in a crypt with his girlfriend. She's a vampire. And she's getting hungry... Cover price $3.50.


Written by Tim Seeley. Art by Mike Norton. Cover by Jenny Frison. Em and May continue their search for the missing father of Em's child. Are they ready for what hides in the deep, dark, cold water? Cover price $3.99.


Written by Matt Fraction. Art and Cover by Chip Zdarsky. In which Jon and Suzie learn just how alone together we all are, and the stakes get raised crazy-high in this, the second arc finale. Cover price $3.50.


Written by Eric Stephenson. Art by Simon Gane and Jordie Bellaire. Cover by Simon Gane and Fonographiks. It serves you right to suffer. Cover price $2.99.


Volume 8 - 1st printing. "Redemption!" Collects Mega Man (2011 Archie) #33-36. Written by Ian Flynn. Art by Gary Martin. Cover by Patrick Spaz Spaziante. The Future Is Now in the next chapter in the Mega Man graphic novel saga! Mega Man took up his Mega Buster to stop the evil ambitions of Dr. Wily. That means Dr. Wily is his greatest enemy--right? Not according to the Doctor! He says he was being used by the terrifying Ra Moon, and to prove it, he saves Mega Man's life! What is the truth behind Dr. Wily? Is he plotting something sinister yet again, or has he really been the victim all along? Mega Man embarks on a mission that will test his courage as much as his skill to find out the truth! Featuring the first-ever look at the world of Mega Man X in comic book form, as drawn by Sonic legend Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante! Softcover, 104 pages, full color. Cover price $11.99.


Volume 1 - 1st printing. "A Darkness Surrounds Him!" Collects Outcast (2014 Image) #1-6. Written by Robert Kirkman. Artand cover by Paul Azaceta and Elizabeth Breitweiser. NEW HORROR SERIES FROM THE WALKING DEAD CREATOR, ROBERT KIRKMAN! Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and now he needs answers. Unfortunately, what he uncovers along the way could bring about the end of life on Earth as we know it. Softcover, 152 pages, full color. Cover price $9.99.


Endgame: Part 4 - Written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV. Art by Greg Capullo and Danny Miki. Cover by Greg Capullo. 'Endgame' part 4. The Joker is back! This time, no more funny stuff. And in the backup story, five Arkham Asylum escapees share their encounters with The Joker! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Eric Powell and John Carpenter. Art by Brian Churilla. Cover by Eric Powell. As Lo Pan's forces bring their terror to the Midnight Road in search of Egg and Miao Yin, Jack Burton looks to end this once and for all. Jack Burton is back, and he has brought an army...sort of. With the Lords of Death on their tail, Jack and Wang must find a way to make these two evil forces butt heads without bringing Chinatown down in the process. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Tim Seeley. Art by Marley Zarcone. Cover by W. Scott Forbes. After a sex-tape scandal, former Hollywood child star turned Z-lister Chondra Jackson returns to her hometown of Effigy Mound, IL, to find a seemingly impossible crime - a fresh corpse in an ancient Indian burial site. Even weirder, the murder resembles a scene from an episode of her old TV show, Star Cop, a live-action children's show about a kid detective. As Chondra starts to investigate, she stumbles upon a bizarre cult that worships celebrities as eternal effigies. And these cult members aren't just worshiping - they're also ritually sacrificing anyone who defies their veneration of the beautiful and famous. Chondra's probe takes her on a terrifying tour of burial mounds across the world, from Stonehenge to the Nazca Lines of Peru. But what is the link between the cult, Chondra's hometown, and her own bloodline? Will Chondra become the hero detective she played as a child…or is she in fact the cult's unwitting messiah? EFFIGY is a twisted murder mystery and conspiracy tale that examines celebrity, godhood, and the price of fame. Cover price $2.99.


Written by Michael Uslan. Art by Giovanni Timpano. Cover by Alex Ross. Out of tragedy, a hero is born! Richard Henry Benson must make the hardest choices imaginable, as he tracks down his family's murderers one by one. Who shall live and who must die? In a shaky alliance with The Shadow, who deems himself judge, jury and executioner, and Doc Savage, who wishes only to serve mankind, The Avenger must finally declare his own ideology and methodology. Will justice be served… or will the malevolent John Sunlight and The Voodoo Master prevail? Cover price $5.99.


Written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker. Art by Lee Ferguson. Cover by Darwyn Cooke. 'He's nothing but a man!' Welcome to the KING, full of uncanny planets and enormous explosions and furious holograms and impossible bravery and galactic heists and savage guerillas and mysterious flobotanim and massive hangovers and grinning impossibility! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov. Art by Gabo. Cover by Nick Pitarra. Jude, Hemingway, and Nettie have managed to escape both the Consultant and their endless pit of a prison. However, they soon find themselves lost and in danger of capture once again, this time by a militant gang of kids stuck in Purgatory. Meanwhile, Tom Foreman (Chief Engineer of Purgatory and Adjacent Plains) receives an intriguing offer from his counterpart, and the Consultant has a spiritual awakening of the fluffy kind. Cover price $3.99.


Written by James Asmus. Art by Steve Lieber. Cover by Mike Hawthorne. Multiple Harvey Award nominee James Asmus (Quantum and Woody, The Delinquents) and Eisner Award-winning artist Steve Lieber (The Superior Foes of Spider-Man) are here to bring the most talked-about, most awardnot-winning-est heroes in comics to a whole new high! Unfortunately, there are a bunch of people that would like to kill them up there. They came. They saw. They pissed off a whole lotta folks. And now a team of mystery vigilantes has singled out the world's worst superhero team for complete and utter destruction. The fi rst target: their minds! But who are these all-new enemies? Are Quantum and Woody hitting it off with a sexy duo of cat burglars? And, dear god, what have they done to the goat? Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Sex Criminals isn't the only comic that can quote Queen, comics fans - here come Quantum and Woody! (Or so they think! [Trippy, right?!]) Cover price $3.99.


Written by Greg Pak and Paul Tobin. Art by Mirko Colak. Cover by Bart Sears. Turok tames the pterodactyls! He and his allies have taken to Sherwood Forest after Turok discovers the nefarious scheming of the British upper crust. Will Turok find friends in the forest…or foes? It's high-flying archery and action! Cover price $3.99.


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