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COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases 2/4/15


New Comics 2/4 by Slidely Slideshow

If the Super Bowl halftime show taught us anything, besides the internet's voracious appetite for dancing sharks, is that like Missy Elliott, you need a veteran talent to fire up the fans. This week in comics is no different. 


Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham are back together again with Nameless. The Hernandez Brothers are back with another volume of Love and Rockets: New Stories. Eisner Hall of Famer Richard Corben brings Rat God for Dark Horse. Todd McFarlane celebrates his 250th issue of Spawn with a triple-sized edition. Matt Hawkins with Postal and Matt Wagner with Django/Zorro

The grizzled veterans are still bringing it despite some new and newish talent that populates the comic book store shelves. Take a look as there's something for everybody!



Written by Joshua Williamson. Art and Cover by Andrei Bressan and Adriano Lucas. The never-ending war on Terrenos rocks our world as Mikey battles one of its greatest warriors to the death. No one is safe as BIRTHRIGHT's first arc comes to an earth-shattering finish! Cover price $2.99.


Written by Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel. Art by Rod Reis. Cover by Trevor McCarthy. Thanks to Camden Stone, Geoffrey Warner has the villains he desperately needed. But at what cost? And how long can Geoffrey keep the lie going? Cover price $3.50.



Written by Matt Fraction. Art by Annie Wu. Cover by David Aja. The Finale, Part 1: David. Clint. Barney. The Building. The Tracksuit Draculas. The Clown. Ever seen 'Rio Bravo?' Check it out, it's pretty good. Cover price $2.99.


Written by Keenan Keller. Art and Cover by Tom Neely. Welcome to the Skin fights, baby!!! The Humans visit FLEX trucking to do a little business and have a lotta fun! Deals go down, bets get made and Skin fighting (homo-sapien cock fighting) is the sport of the day!!! Cover price $2.99.



Written by Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich. Art and Cover by Joëlle Jones. Josie's life grows more complicated than ever. Between the demands of her family life (including her disapproving mother-in-law), the challenges of performing as a ruthless assassin, and being underestimated by the men she works for, how can she do it all-and make it look so good? Cover price $3.50.


Written by Grant Morrison. Art and Cover by Chris Burnham and Nathan Fairbairn. An astronomer kills his family, then himself, leaving a cryptic warning. A Veiled Lady hunts her victims through human nightmares. An occult hustler known only as 'Nameless' is recruited by a consortium of billionaire futurists for a desperate mission. And the malevolent asteroid Xibalba spins closer on a collision course with Earth. But nothing is what it seems-a terrifying inhuman experiment is about to begin. Abandon all hope and experience ultimate horror in NAMELESS. Cover price $2.99.



Volume 7 - 1st printing. By The Brothers Hernandez. The seventh volume of Love and Rockets: New Stories finds Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez writing and drawing at the top of their game. In Jaime's stories, Maggie and Hopey take a road trip to visit a "sick friend" while Ray visits some old sick friends of his own. Gilbert offers a suite of stories, including a sweeping epic of derring-do in which Fritz as Morgan Le Fey teams up with Aladdin; a WWII sci-fi thriller and "Daughters and Mothers and Daughters," in which flashbacks to Luba's mother Maria reveal how old secrets affect their family today. Softcover, 7 1/2-in. x 9-in., 100 pages, B&W. Mature Readers Cover price $14.99.



Story, Art and Cover by Richard Corben. Terrible things stalk the forests outside Arkham in this chilling original tale from comics master Richard Corben! An arrogant city slicker on a quest to uncover the background of a young woman from the backwoods finds horrors beyond imagining, combining Lovecraftian mutations with Native American legends. Cover price $3.99.



Written by Brian K. Vaughan. Art and Cover by Fiona Staples. Saga is back, as is almost the entire cast! And as thanks to retailers and readers for helping our audience continue to grow every new arc, Fiona Staples created an amazing wraparound cover for this action-packed issue, which is still only $2.99, the best deal in comics! Cover price $2.99.



Written by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt. Art and Cover by Mike Norton. The god of death walks the earth! Roberto and Jesup must work together to survive Yum-Kimil's minions, save Abigail, and send the death-that-walks back to the underworld. Before this story ends, the secrets of Jesup's hatred of Drake Sinclair will be revealed! Cover price $3.99.



Written by Ed Brubaker. Art and Cover by Steve Epting and Elizabeth Breitweiser. Velvet walks a deadly path into the past for answers, as her story takes its darkest turn yet! Cover price $3.50.


Written by Scott Snyder. Art and Cover by Jock. Now, with the true nature of the wytches revealed, Charlie descends into the Earth in a desperate race to save his daughter and his family from an inconceivable fate. Cover price $2.99.



Written by Ed Brisson. Art by Damian Couceiro. Cover by James Stokoe. In the distant future, as mankind discovers life on other planets, it needs soldiers to defend its colonies and outposts across the stars. In order to increase the number of boots on the ground, criminals are offered the opportunity to serve in the place of incarceration. But as wars wage on and more soldiers are needed, small-time crimes are given long-term punishments. When a group of prisoners serving their time as soldiers become stranded and abandoned on a war-torn planet, they'll need to work together to survive and uncover the truth behind Earth's role in deep space. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Quentin Tarantino and Matt Wagner. Art by Esteve Polls. Cover by Jae Lee. Our heroes finally arrive in Phoenix and their first encounter with the self-proclaimed Archduke of Arizona, whose charming demeanor is tinged with a merciless arrogance. Diego is welcomed into the Archduke's inner circle of wealthy investors but Django soon finds himself exploring behind the scenes with the silent but intrepid Bernardo. The Archduke's massive railroad project is a being built be the local Yaqui tribes, who are all but enslaved by their master's tyrannical regime. This exciting series is the first-ever sequel to any of Quentin Tarantino's films and features one of the original western heroes, the masked crusader known as Zorro! Cover price $3.99.



Story, Art and Cover by Eric Powell. After the tragic events of Occasion of Revenge, the witch coven believes that control of the unnamed town will soon be in their grasp and the Goon's tragic soul will contribute to the curse that increases their power. But has their plot destroyed the Goon or created a monster too savage for them to withstand? Once upon a Hard Time is a climactic miniseries that has major consequences for the Goon and his supporting cast. If you're a Goon fan, you can't miss this. Cover price $3.50.


Written by Ryan North. Art and Cover by Erica Henderson. Starting college is hard enough, but now Squirrel Girl has to deal with Galactus too? The fate of the entire planet hangs in the balance, and only Squirrel Girl can save it! Also, her squirrel friend Tippy Toe. She can help too. Iron Man might show up too! Kinda, at least! Rated T+ Cover price $3.99.


Written by Todd McFarlane. Art by Szymon Kudranski. Cover by Todd McFarlane. This HUGE, TRIPLE-SIZED 250th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE marks only the second time an independent comic book has reached such a lofty number! This issue marks the cataclysmic climax in the story of the current Spawn: Jim Downing's final struggle against his costume while the fate of New York City lies in the balance. From the ashes of that battlefield comes the long awaited return of the original Spawn… AL SIMMONS. Cover price $5.99.



Written by Geoff Johns. Art and Cover by John Romita and Klaus Janson. An extra-sized special issue of the world's greatest hero brings in the New Year with a new costume, new powers and new friends and enemies! The epic team of Geoff Johns, John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson conclude their first arc with twist after twist that will send Superman onto a new path and force Clark Kent to making a shocking decision! Plus: John Romita Jr. draws Batman! Cover price $4.99.


Written by Jason Aaron. Art and Cover by John Cassaday. THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME CONTINUES! The Rebel assault on Cymoon 1 continues! Luke Skywalker - cornered by Darth Vader! Han, Leia, and the others - trapped! Cover price $3.99.



Written by David Avallone. Art by David T. Cabrera. Cover by Joe Benitez. A return to Bill Willingham's fantastical steampulp world of LEGENDERRY! Vampirella comes home from the epic battle in The Principality to find that her Scarlet Club has been closed, and powerful forces within The Big City are conspiring to destroy her… but they quickly learn they've pissed off the wrong immortal vampire. Cover price $3.99.



Written by Joshua Dysart. Art by Doug Braithwaite. Cover by Raul Allen. Toyo Harada is the most dangerous human being on the planet. Imbued with incredible powers of the mind, he has spent his life guiding humanity from the shadows. But today he is a wanted man. His powers are public knowledge, his allies have turned to enemies, and he is hunted by every government on the planet. Instead of surrendering, Harada has one last unthinkable gambit to play: to achieve more, faster, and with less, he will build a coalition of the powerful, the unscrupulous and the insane. No longer content to demand a better future, he will recruit a violent legion from the darkest corners of the Earth to fight for it. The battle for utopia begins now. Cover price $3.99.



Story, Art and Cover by Jorge Corona. Fresh from their near-miss escape from the Guards, Bianca and Poe strike a deal: If he guides her through the treacherous Maze, she will take him to see the White Guide, a feathered statue in the City that may hold the key to Poe's origins. It's an adventure that will take them from the lowest shadows to the highest rooftops, with untold dangers along the way...and not everyone in the Maze is happy about their new alliance. Cover price $3.99.



Written by Jonathan Hickman. Art and Cover by Nick Dragotta. 'FALLOUT' In which we see how the horror of war has effected each and every nation -- and which nations will crumble and which will rise. The Apocalypse: Year Two rumbles on in EAST OF WEST #17. Cover price $3.50.


The Ultimate Betrayal: Part 1 - Written by Ian Flynn. Art by Gary Martin & Various. Cover by Patrick Spaz Spaziante. An all-new, jaw-dropping story starts here! 'The Ultimate Betrayal,' Part One: The Robot Masters have been defeated-but that doesn't mean Dr. Wily has lost yet! A battle-weary Mega Man rushes home to save his family-but is he too late? Has Dr. Light's faith been shattered beyond repair? Is this the end for our heroes? Cover price $3.99.



Story, Art and Cover by Otis Frampton. Oddly Normal's horrible, terrible, very bad first day of school finally comes to an end. Cover price $2.99.


Written by Bryan Edward Hill and Matt Hawkins. Art by Isaac Goodhart. Cover by Linda Sejic. The townsfolk of Eden, Wyoming wake up to the first official murder the town has seen in 25 years. Their reaction to this isn't normal, and there's a reason for that. Eden operates as a haven for fugitive criminals who remain here while new identities, often including facial reconstruction, are created for them. There is zero tolerance for any illegal activity that might draw attention to the town and an 'official murder' is the last thing they want. A single, tight-knit family runs Eden with the youngest oddball son Mark Shiffron overseeing the postal branch, the only means of shipping in or out of the city. THE FBI has repeatedly been foiled trying to insert an undercover here; they see Mark as the weak link to exploit. This murder gives them a new opportunity. Cover price $3.99.

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