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COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases 4/1

NEW COMIC BOOKS 4/1 by Slidely Slideshow

A new week of excellent comics is upon us and as usual there's a ton of wonderful reads. Some great debuts like UFOlogy from James Tynion IV and Noah Yuenkel, No Mercy by Alex De Campi and Carla Speed McNeil, Uncanny Season Two by Andy Diggle and Aaron Campbell and LFG by Ryan Sohmer and Lar Desouza. An adorably creative one-shot Gotham Academy Endgame by Becky cloonan, Brendan Fletcher and Karl Kerschl finds the students under lockdown we nothing left to do but tell scary stories. 


Some exciting miniseries continue like Feathers by Jorge Corona, Lady Killer by Joelle Jones and Jamie S. Rich, and Graveyard Shift by Jay Faerber and Fran Bueno comes to a conclusion. 

Don't miss these awesome trades: The Flash: A Celebration of 75 Years, Girlfiend, and The Goon In an Occasion of Revenge.

Happy Reading!



Written by Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich. Art and Cover by Joëlle Jones. Josie is a happily dedicated housewife and mother in 1960s suburban Seattle-but she's keeping a secret from her family: she's also a contract killer with nerves of steel! But when the tables turn and she finds herself with a target on her own back, she looks for answers from another mysterious, deadly woman! Cover price $3.50.


Movie Poster Variant Edition Bill Sienkiewicz. War-Torn: Part 5 of 6 - Written by Meredith Finch. Art by David Finch and Matt Batt Banning. It's the penultimate chapter of the series-altering first story arc by the new creative team of writer Meredith Finch and penciller David Finch as Wonder Woman faces a challenger to her throne created solely to defeat her. But how can Diana stop a foe whose every strength is matched to her every weakness? Cover price $2.99.


Movie Poster Variant Edition by Dave Johnson. Written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti. Art by Chad Hardin. Not a dream! Not a hoax! Not a...whattaya call it? An imaginary story! This is where everything changes for Harley Quinn for more than forever! Introducing…The Gang of Harleys! Cover price $2.99.


Limited 1 for 100 Retailer Incentive Variant Cover. Written by Dan Jurgens and Jeff King. Art by Ethan Van Sciver. Cover by Adam Hughes. Where do worlds go when they die? The Earthquakes felt round the Multiverse, Superman's lost days after 'Doomed,' the World's End - all these points will converge as the history of the DCU is spun from a new perspective, the perspective of a mad god and his arrogant child. The biggest story in DC history ties into literally every DC story ever told - and it all begins here. Kingdom Come, Red Son, Wild West Justice League, Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew - all the worlds you remember can still be found on Telos. Everything matters. Every story matters. Don't miss the start of DC's April/May 2015 event with this special issue! Cover price $4.99.


1st printing. Collects Flash Comics (1940-1949 DC) #1 and 104, All-Flash (1941-1948) #31, Showcase (1956-1978) #4, Flash (1959-1985 1st Series DC) #110, 123, 125, 174, 215, 233, and 275, Superman (1939-1986 1st Series) #199, Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985) #8, Flash (1987-2009 2nd Series) #0-1 and 225, Secret Origins (1986-1990 2nd Series) Annual #2, Flash: Fastest Man Alive (2006) #1, Flash Rebirth (2009 DC) #1, Flashpoint (2011 DC) #5, and Flash (2011) #9. Written by Gardner Fox, John Broome, and Geoff Johns. Cover by Andy Kubert and Joe Kubert. THE FLASH: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS collects a wide range of stories featuring the Scarlet Speedster from his seven decades as a mainstay in the DC Comics universe. From the original Flash, Jay Garrick, to his successors Barry Allen and Wally West, the mantle of this beloved hero has made him burst beyond the printed page into a pop culture symbol. This anthology collects stories by legendary writers including Gardner Fox, John Broome and Geoff Johns. Hardcover, 400 pages, full color. Cover price $39.99.


1st printing. Story and art by Arnold Pander and Jacob Pander. The Pander brothers are back and bloodthirsty with Girlfiend, their new vampire crime thriller! This meaty graphic novel finds the brothers doing what they do best: Taking comics to the edge. Sink your teeth into this pulp-infused thriller, as a human and his vampire girlfriend must hunt the criminal underworld to keep their love alive! Softcover, 168 pages, B&W. Mature Readers Cover price $19.99.


1st Edition - Volume 14 - 1st printing. "Occasion of Revenge!" Collects Goon: Occasion of Revenge (2014) #1-4. Story and art by ERIC POWELL. What's left of the Zombie Priest's race of witches comes after the Goon, forcing him to face his nightmares or lose his town! Softcover, 120 pages, full color. Cover price $16.99.


Written by Becky Cloonan and Brendan Fletcher. Art by Karl Kerschl. Cover by Rafael Albuquerque. Gotham City has been overrun by craziness, and the power is out at Gotham Academy! But don't worry. The kids are safely locked up, huddled around candles and flashlights and telling the Gotham City version of ghost stories: Joker stories! Meanwhile, a mysterious figure connected to the Academy's past is patrolling the grounds with a crossbow, but who is it? Cover price $2.99.


Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Matt Brady. Art by Dominike "Domo" Stanton. Cover by Amanda Conner. While Blaze, Poach, Colin, and Hendrix debate whether robbing the Con is worth the risk, we meet two new disgruntled former stars. Madeleine 'Maddie' Cannon shares her trailer with a dog on the set of a horrible scifi movie, and Jonnie Lao-Zhing Lee of TV's Lotus Wind series-sits in as an advisor for the remake while hottie actor Billy Benton whitewashes his film. Cover price $3.99.


Story, Art and Cover by Jorge Corona. Good friends are hard to come by in the Maze. Poe and Bianca will have to stick together and outsmart the Guard if they want to reach the White Guide, but a new revelation gives them hope to bolster their cause. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Jay Faerber. Art and Cover by Fran Bueno. MINISERIES CONCLUSION! Liam and Hope launch an assault on Cromeyer's lair, hoping to defeat the vampire overlord and find a cure for Hope's condition. Cover price $3.50.


Written by Alex De Campi. Art and Cover by Carla Speed McNeil. It was just a trip, before college. Build schools in a Central American village; get to know some of the other freshmen. But after tragedy strikes, a handful of once-privileged US teens must find their way home in a cruel landscape that at best doesn't like them, and at worst, actively wants to kill them. Cover price $2.99.


Limited 1 for 100 Retailer Incentive Variant Cover. Written by Dan Jurgens and Jeff King. Art by Ethan Van Sciver. Cover by Adam Hughes. Where do worlds go when they die? The Earthquakes felt round the Multiverse, Superman's lost days after 'Doomed,' the World's End - all these points will converge as the history of the DCU is spun from a new perspective, the perspective of a mad god and his arrogant child. The biggest story in DC history ties into literally every DC story ever told - and it all begins here. Kingdom Come, Red Son, Wild West Justice League, Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew - all the worlds you remember can still be found on Telos. Everything matters. Every story matters. Don't miss the start of DC's April/May 2015 event with this special issue! Cover price $4.99.


Limited 1 for 25 Retailer Incentive Variant Cover. Written by Jason Latour. Art by Robbi Rodriguez. Cover by Yasmine Putri. Police Lieutenant Frank Castle is not a man to be trifled with. His new assignment? GET SPIDER-GWEN. 'Nuff said. Rated T+ Cover price $3.99.



Written by Troy Brownfield. Art by Kewber Baal. Cover by Fabiano Neves. In this issue, the epic meeting between the Prince of Darkness and the Blood Queen continues! When Dracula and Elizabeth come face to face, sparks (and quite possibly, blood) will fly. With their common enemy rising from the Ottoman Empire, will they put aside their differences to fight back, or will they be consumed by their own war? It's two classic characters in one bold new series from Dynamite! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Daryl Gregory. Art by Brent Peeples. Cover bySergio Fernandez Davila. The Big City gang war heats up, and there's a bounty on the Green Hornet's head! The Hornet and Kato start their hunt for the secret architect of the war, which leads them to the headquarters of the strangest cult in the city, the Clockwork Cathedral. When the great and powerful Tik-Tok asks for donations, they will be collected! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Ryan Sohmer. Art by Lar Desouza & Various. Cover by Ty Templeton. Looking For Group is a hilarious ride through Fantasy and Adventure tropes, set in a reality and time unlike our own. A place where the eating of small children is not necessarily frowned upon; where beings of extraordinary power can destroy entire villages with only 'because I could' as an excuse; where magic and adventure are as common place as setting fire to then reanimating a chipmunk into a skeletal minion (it happens more than you'd think); and an epic journey can begin by an accident of fate. With a brand new cover by Industry Veteran Ty Templeton (Batman '66 Meets The Green Hornet) and bonus stories from the Non-Playable Character and Tiny Dick Adventures spinoffs, see what millions have been talking about online as this long-running webcomic comes to print in monthly comic book format. Cover price $4.99.


Written by Andy Diggle. Art by Aaron Campbell. Cover by Jock. Weaver is a man on the run. Gifted with the uncanny ability to steal knowledge and skills from other people, he found himself used as bait in a high stakes game of cat and mouse. Now it's time for Weaver to turn the tables on the shadowy organization known as Cadre, as he begins his quest to find the source of his own powers. Cover price $3.99.


Written by James TynionIV and Noah J Yuenkel. Art and Cover by Matt Fox. Becky Finch never wanted to be special. She just wanted to be a normal high school student in the small, Midwestern town of Mukawgee. Malcolm Chamber wanted something more. A destiny. An answer from the stars. When Becky is marked by an alien's touch, she'll stumble into a mystery she never wanted. A mystery that almost ripped apart their parents' lives 12 years ago. She'll need the help of her eccentric young classmate, Malcolm, as she finds the power within herself to uncover the truth. Cover price $3.99.

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