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COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases 3/4


NEW COMICS 3/4 by Slidely Slideshow

This week in comics fans are treated to the much publicized and well-received debut of Jeff Lemire's new series Descender with the extraordinary artist Dustin Nguyen. It is our PICK OF THE WEEK. Lemire is also taking over Marvel's Hawkeye with a new reboot after the acclaimed run of Matt Fraction and David Aja. The hits don't stop there as the highly anticipated premiere of Princess Leia solo title arrives today. Rat Queens returns, Feathers continues, Lady Killer is killer, Vampirella in a space suit, Birthright and Justice League United get collected and much, much more!



Written by Jeff Lemire. Art and Cover by Dustin Nguyen. One young robot's struggle to stay alive in a universe where all androids have been outlawed and bounty hunters lurk on every planet. A rip-roaring and heart-felt cosmic odyssey that pits humanity against machine, and world against world, to create a sprawling space opera from the creators of Trillium, Sweet Tooth, and Little Gotham. Extra-sized first issue. Cover price $2.99.


Written by Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich. Art and Cover by Joëlle Jones. The pressure is on for Josie as the conflict increases between her cozy suburban home life and her work as a paid killer! No one said it'd be easy to be a wife and mother, but now she faces her toughest job yet-one where she'll find out how cold-blooded she really is. Cover price $3.50.


Written by Nancy A. Collins. Art by Francesco Mann. Cover by Billy Tan. Welcome to Altered States… Dynamite Entertainment's parallel reality in the vein of DC's Elseworlds and Marvel's What If! Ella Normandy is one of three space explorers sent on an expedition to Venus-But on the way to their destination, the interplanetary ship is sucked into a mysterious space-time portal and ends up crash-landing on the alien planet Drakulon, where the rivers run with blood. There she climbs from the wreckage to find herself the only human on a planet filled with vampires-and no way to get back home! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Larry Watts. Cover by Gabriel Hardman. Trapped on a space station 200 miles above Earth, Ash is once again hounded by the demons of the Army of Darkness. This time, the forces of darkness have set their sights on a complete takeover of the planet Earth. But Ash has other ideas - ideas that involve a little heavy metal robotic mayhem of his own! Cover price $3.99.


Story, Art and Cover by Jorge Corona. Betrayal comes from all sides as Poe's new friendship with Bianca creates chaos in the Maze, and the pair discover they may have even fewer allies than they thought in their race to the heart of the City. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Josh Tierney. Art and Cover by Afu Chan. There's a rumor on Cityship Q that the gigantic body of a dead god was found floating in space. Rell, an agent woking for the HaloGen organization, is tasked with finding the location of the god and retrieving it by any means necessary. Using her ability to form hyperrealistic holograms, Rell is about to take on the first mission she might not be able to finish. Cover price $3.99.


Volume 1 - 1st printing. "Homecoming!" Collects Birthright (2014) #1-6. Written by Joshua Williamson. Art and cover by Andrei Bressan and Adriano Lucas. For the Rhodes family, losing their son was the most devastating thing that could have occurred...but it couldn't prepare them for what happened when he returned. Skybound's newest hit turns fantasy into reality in this all-new series from the creator of NAILBITER and GHOSTED. Pick up this introductory-priced collection and see what everyone's talking about! Softcover, 128 pages, full color. Cover price $9.99.


Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Matt Brady. Art by Dominike "Domo" Stanton. Cover by Amanda Conner and Jay Shaw. After working the same convention circuit for many years, a group of flabby action heroes, aging sex symbols, and scifi bit players have become close friends as they watch their lines get shorter and their autographs get cheaper. That is, until they hire a cocky new booking agent who offers them their only chance at a comfortable retirement by robbing one of the largest cons in the country! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Troy Brownfield. Art by Kewber Baal. Cover by Fabiano Neves. The Prince of Darkness clashes with Elizabeth Bathory in this explosive new mini-series! Dracula returns from war to face a potential threat in the form of the Blood Queen. Whether they become allies or adversaries, there will be blood! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Dennis Hopeless. Art and Cover by Javier Rodriguez. NEW COSTUME! NEW STATUS QUO! With SPIDER-VERSE in the rear-view, Jessica strikes out to make a new life for herself. But she's not going to do it alone, as she's joined by new SPIDER-WOMAN supporting cast-mate and classic Marvel character BEN URICH! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Jeff Lemire. Art and Cover by Ramon K. Perez. Hawkeye returns in an all-new series featuring superstar writer Jeff Lemire in his Marvel debut and Eisner Award-winning artist Ramon Perez, as they bring you a fresh new look into the life of everyone's favorite Avenger. With Kate Bishop, his trusted ward and protégé back at his side (not titles she would use), Team Hawkeye is thrown into an all new adventure spanning two generations of avenging archers. Past and present lives collide as Kate and Clint face a threat that will challenge everything they know about what it means to be Hawkeye. But no one puts Hawkeye in a corner. Hawkeye and Hawkeye take aim March 2015! Rated T+ Cover price $3.99.


Written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti. Art by Chad Hardin. Cover by Amanda Conner. Harley was certain she could have it all: She could be the world's best landlord, protect Coney Island from the scum of the Earth, woo Mason Macabre, work her day job as a psychiatrist, volunteer at the puppy shelter…but that's a whole lot of spinning plates, and eventually they're bound to start breaking! What happens when a psychopath cracks up? Is it possible for Harley to go even more insane?! Cover price $2.99.


Volume 1 - 1st printing. "Justice League Canada!" Collects Justice League United (2014 DC) #0-4, Justice League: Futures End (2014) and Justice League United: Futures End (2014). Written by Jeff Lemire. Art by Mike McKone and Jed Dougherty. Cover by Mike McKone. In the aftermath of FOREVER EVIL, Adam Strange is caught up in an adventure across the far reaches of the cosmos that will unite an unexpected team of heroes including Supergirl, Hawkman, Green Arrow, Stargirl, Martian Manhunter and Animal Man - but if they're on the team, who exactly is Canadian? And don't miss the debut of the young Canadian hero known as Miiyahbin! Hardcover, 192 pages, full color. Cover price $24.99.


Written by Joshua Williamson and Tim Seeley. Art by Mike Henderson and Emilio Laiso. Cover by Tim Seeley and Mike Henderson. SERIAL KILLERS MEET SERIAL KILLER… KILLERS! Cassie Hack vs. the Nailbiter! Vlad vs. the Lucha Eliminador! IT'S ON! Two brand spanking new tales of terror by the creative teams of both Image hits! TIM SEELEY returns to the character he created to give you a nasty blast from the past. If you've ever needed an excuse to read these two horrific comics, now is your chance! Cover price $4.99.


Written by Kurtis J. Wiebe. Art by Stjepan Sejic. Cover by Jenny Frison. 'THE FAR REACHING TENTACLES OF N'RYGOTH,' Part Four Life in Palisade is a goblet of toasty sweet mulled wine. But this issue is the skull-pounding headache the next morning when all you're left with is the consequences. And they are life-changing, awful ones at that. Cover price $3.50.


Written by Brian K. Vaughan. Art and Cover by Fiona Staples. Gwendolyn's quest takes an interesting turn. Cover price $2.99.


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.

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