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COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases 3/18


This week in comics is oozing with quality. You've got the swag of Mark Millar and Sean Murphy on the brand new time-traveling series, Chrononauts. The mad genius of Matt Kindt with another installment of Mind MGMT. Workaholic Jonathan Hickman is back with another chapter of The Manhattan Projects. Mark Waid and Terry Dodson on the major hit Princess Leia. Brian Wood on Moon Knight. All the big guns are represented, but there's even more to choose from. 

Some great on-going series to get lost in like the superhero team-up Secret Identities #2 from Jay Faerber and Brian Joines, the blockbuster hit based on the TV show Orphan Black #2, the thrilling Burning Fields #3 continues, Legenderry: Red Sonja from Marc Andreyko, and so much more!

Looking for longer reads, then there are some fantastic trade paperbacks out this Wednesday: Ms. Marvel Vol. 2: Generation Why, Lazarus Vol. 3: Conclave, Nixon's Pals, and The Realist. 

Written by Michael Moreci and Tim Daniel. Art and Cover by Colin Lorimer. Just as Dana learns a secret about Aban that upends the murder investigation, the tensions between the Iraqi populace and the Verge PMC reach a fever pitch, giving the killer a perfect opportunity to strike. Cover price $3.99.

Story, Art and Cover by Matt Kindt. The final MIND MGMT arc takes everything right back to the beginning, as Meru looks back at the mysterious Flight 815, the event that started it all! Cover price $3.99.

Movie Poster Variant Edition by Tony Harris. Written by Greg Pak. Art by Ardian Syaf and Sandra Hope. The devastating truth behind the terrorists from Kandor has been uncovered! Now, Superman and Batman must piece together who set this plan in motion and stop them before more innocent lives are destroyed! Cover price $3.99.

Written by Jonathan Hickman. Art and Cover by Nick Pitarra. 'MAN IN SPACE' Only when he's lost in space does the great Russian cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, find his true calling. THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS is back with all new stories told in a brand-new format. The greatest FEEL GOOD, BAD SCIENCE book in the long history of man returns in THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS: THE SUN BEYOND THE STARS. Cover price $3.50.

Volume 2 - 1st printing. "Generation Why!" Collects Ms. Marvel (2014 3rd Series) #6-11. Written by G. Willow Wilson. Art by Adrian Alphona and Jake Wyatt. Cover by Jamie McKelvie. Who is the Inventor, and what does he want with the all-new Ms. Marvel and all her friends? Maybe Wolverine can help! If Kamala can stop fan-girling out about meeting her favorite super hero, that is. Then, Kamala crosses paths with Inhumanity - by meeting the royal dog, Lockjaw! But why is Lockjaw really with Kamala? As Ms. Marvel discovers more about her past, the Inventor continues to threaten her future. Kamala bands together with some unlikely heroes to stop the maniacal villain before he does real damage, but has she taken on more than she can handle? And how much longer can Ms. Marvel's life take over Kamala Khan's? The fan-favorite, critically acclaimed, amazing new series continues as Kamala Khan proves why she's the best (and most adorable) new super hero there is! Softcover, 136 pages, full color. Cover price $15.99.

Written by Cameron Stewart and Brendan Fletcher. Art by Babs Tarr. Cover by Cameron Stewart. A decision Barbara made during her darkest days in Gotham City returns to haunt her! What was it? And how does it tie into the evil impostor Batgirl? Find out here! Cover price $2.99.

Written by Mark Millar. Art by Sean Murphy. Cover by Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth. Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly are two buddies who love to have fun. They're also scientific geniuses. When their research leads them to a time-traveling adventure, will they use their knowledge for the good of all mankind? Or use the space-time continuum for their own ends? This is the story of man's first, televised steps through the time-stream and everything going wrong in the process. Cover price $3.50.

Written by Ryan North. Art and Cover by Erica Henderson. Time is running out, and the only way for Squirrel Girl to stop Galactus is to get to the moon... you know, somehow?? See the unveiling of Squirrel Girl's new Flying Squirrel Suit... that she maaaaybe borrowed from Iron Man. Also, the final face-off with Galactus! ON THE MOON. Rated T Cover price $3.99.

Written by Mark Waid. Art and Cover by Terry Dodson. When Princess Leia Organa was captured by the Empire as a Rebel spy, she never betrayed her convictions, even in the face of the complete destruction of her home world, Alderaan. When her rescue came, she grabbed a blaster and joined the fight, escaping back to the Rebel Alliance and helping strike the biggest blow against the Empire-the destruction of the Death Star. But in the aftermath of that victory, the question remains...what is a princess without a world? Rated T Cover price $3.99.

Written by Brian Wood. Art by Ron Ackins. Cover by Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire. NEW CREATIVE TEAM! After the shocking events of MOON KNIGHT #12, Marc Spector is left picking up the pieces of what's left of his life. Don't miss this new exciting chapter of MOON KNIGHT! Rated T+ Cover price $3.99.

Breaking Bad meets Blade Runner. Arthur McBride's planetary regime has fallen. His story is over. That is until reporter Croger Babb discovers the journal of Arthur's cousin, Maia. Inside is the violent, audacious hidden history of the legendary freedom fighter. Erased from the official record, Maia alone knows how dangerous her cousin really is...

Written by Robert Place Napton. Art by Rod Rodolfo. Cover by Lucio Parrillo. An unexpected attack from a deadly force puts Warlord of Mars John Carter and his beloved Dejah Thoris under siege within their very own palace. With the help of their loyal friend Tars Tarkas, they manage a hasty escape only to find their world teetering on the brink of destruction. Facing overwhelming odds, they must forge questionable alliances in order to save their people from a fate worse than death! A thrilling, action-packed story in the spirit of pulp master Edgar Rice Burroughs! Cover price $4.99.

Written by Shannon Eric Denton. Art by Rey Villegas. Cover by Mike Mayhew. Zorro is murdered! Who stands ready to emancipate all the girls of an entire village from the evil slavers who would prey upon them? Lady Zorro and Lady Rawhide -- would sooner ride alone another than ride together, but that's just what they'll have to do to free all the missing girls from a fate worse than death! Cover price $3.99.

Volume 3 - 1st printing. "Conclave!" Collects Lazarus (2013 Image) #10-15. Written by Greg Rucka. Art by Michael Lark. Cover by Owen Freeman. For the first time since dividing the world, the 16 Families have gathered together again in the exclusive luxury confines of Triton One to resolve the emerging conflict between Family Carlyle and Family Hock, and they've brought their Lazari with them. Amidst budding friendships, romance, and politics, Forever will learn the truth about who she is and the first hints of what she will become. Softcover, 136 pages, full color. Cover price $14.99.

Written by Marc Andreyko. Art by Aneke. Cover by Sergio Fernandez Davila. After the shocking reveal last issue, Red Sonja teams up with the strangest and most-unexpected of partners! As Red races against time to stop the rise of an unstoppable army, the action goes from the streets of the Big City to the high seas! Is everyone's favorite red-headed pirate/swordswoman finally in over her head? And if you thought last issue ended with a 'WTF?' moment, well, you ain't seen nuthin' yet! Cover price $3.99.

1st printing. Written by Joe Casey. Art and cover by Chris Burnham. ALL-NEW HARDCOVER EDITION IN FULL COLOR! What's worse than being a super-villain in Los Angeles County? Being their parole officer, of course! This is your chance to enjoy this crime neo-classic in new, glorious color! Loaded with extra features! From the OFFICER DOWNE team of JOE CASEY (SEX, THE BOUNCE) and CHRIS BURNHAM (Batman Inc., NAMELESS). AN ORIGINAL, SUPER-POWERED CRIME NOVEL! IT'S ELMORE LEONARD MEETS JACK KIRBY! Hardcover, 7 1/2-in. x 11-in., 120 pages, full color. Mature Readers Cover price $19.99.

Written by John Fawcett & Various. Art by Szymon Kudranski. Cover by Cat Staggs. One. Of a kind. When Sarah attempted to assume the identity of a lookalike stranger, she soon uncovered an earth-shattering secret: she is a clone. Sarah also learns that someone is trying to kill them all, one by one. That someone is another clone, Helena, a murderous, self-abusing fundamentalist who believes she is the 'original' and all her other sisters are 'abominations' to be eradicated. Cover price $3.99.

Written by Xavier Dorison. Art and Cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson. What happens when America's greatest a Russian Spy? Soviet Agent Vera Yelnikov is sent to 1977 Los Angeles by the Kremlin to become an American Superhero and spread communist values in the land of Uncle Sam in a funky superhero romp straight out of a Tarantino film. Cover price $2.99.

Written by Brian Joines and Jay Faerber. Art and Cover by Ilias Kyriazis and Charlie Kirchoff. Image's hit super-team book continues! As Crosswind further ingratiates himself with the team, Gaijin finds her own loyalties tested. Cover price $3.50.

Written by Frank J. Barbiere. Art by Jonathan Lau. Cover by Marc Laming. Ah, great. Just when Erica's getting the hang of the Solar powers, she's gotta deal with magic. Doctor Spektor is in town, to cause chaos and confusion, pretty much just because he can. Find out what happens when indefinite cosmic power meets untamable mystic might! Cover price $3.99.

Written by James Tynion IV and Heather Nuhfer. Art by Noelle Stevenson and Ryan Benjamin. Cover by Jae Lee. Teenaged Diana comes to Man's World and discovers a 'Wonder World' where she makes new friends. That part's great, but her Amazon bodyguards are busy tracking her down and scaring everyone she meets! Then, in 'Sabotage Is in the Stars,' Wonder Woman aids India's space program, making it safe for them to launch their new SpaceCrops platform. But when Diana discovers that LexCorp caused the problem, she takes matters into her own hands! Cover price $3.99.

Acclaimed Israeli cartoonist Asaf Hanuka's weekly strips unfold an emotional autobiography full of humor and melancholy, wild imagination, and quiet desperation. Collected for the first time in English and including neverbeforecollected strips, The Realist delivers both honesty and whimsy from a master of his craft. With echoes of R. Crumb and Daniel Clowes, Hanuka moves readers with his depictions of everyday life, commenting on everything from marriage to technology to social activism through intimate moments of triumph and failure.

Written by David Hine. Art and Cover by Laura Braga. The one where Jackie dies! This is the way it had to end. Sara Pezzini goes head to head with Jackie Estacado and the Darkness. Sometimes there are no winners... Cover price $3.99.


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