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COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases 4/8


New comics 4/8 by Slidely Slideshow

A new week of awesome comics brings a monumental event at DC Comics with the beginning of their Convergence event. They've shrewdly brought back some fan favorites like Stephanie Brown and Rene Montoya as they converge characters from the DC multiverse. Check out Convergence titles for Batgirl, The Question and others while also following Convergence series by Scott Lobdell. There's plenty more out today if you're not into big publisher deck chair shuffling.

Brand new offerings include The Four Points #1 also by Scott Lobdell and Jordan Gunderson, Rebels #1 by Brian Wood and Andrea Mutti, IX Generation: Hidden Files #1 by Matt Hawkins and Stjepan Sejic, Jungle Girl Season 3 #1 by Frank Cho, Doug Murray and Jack Jadson. We also get a double dose of Mark Millar with his new series with Wilfredo Torres, Jupiter's Circle and the trade that collects Jupiter's Legacy, he did with Frank Quietly. 

If previews were any indication, Reanimator #1 by Keith Davidsen and Randy Valiente, is highly anticipated. There's been a lot of site traffic on the preview we did and it should sell very well. 

Todd McFarlane debuts Savior with Brian Holguin and Clayton Crain. 

Two collections from DC Comics drop today - Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman, Vol. 1 and Harley Quinn Vol. 2: Power Outage (Hardcover) by Amanda Conner andJimmy Palmiotti.

As far as outstanding on-going and mini's go everything starts with Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. A title so good it doesn't even bother to provide any solicitation description about what it's about. The excellent Descender #2 from Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen continues, Rat Queens #10 by Kurtis Wiebe and Stjepan Sejic is an all-out battle, Big Man Plans #2 Eric Powell and Tim Wiesch is brutally exciting,  Hawkeye #2 by Jeff Lemire and Ramon K. Perez is a race against time, Copperhead #6 by Jay Faerber, Scott Godlewski and Ron Riley begins a new arc, Five Ghosts #16 by Frank Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham conjure up more excitement.

 Looks like another great week in comics, support your local comic book shop today!


Written by Kurtis J. Wiebe. Art and Cover by Roc Upchurch. Palisade is shattered and recovering from the grand battle against the Spawn of N'Rygoth while the Rat Queens try to pick up the pieces of their fractured bond. Hey, we never promised it would all be candy and drugs. Cover price $3.50.


Volume 2 - 1st printing. "Power Outage!" Collects Harley Quinn (2013) #9-13, Harley Quinn: Futures End (2014), a story from Secret Origins (2014-2015) 3rd Series #4 and Harley Quinn Invades Comic Con Intl. San Diego (2014). Written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti. Art and cover by Amanda Conner. The first rule of Skate Club is...you do not mess with the Mistress of Mayhem! Harley stumbles across an underground fight club where big money equals big body counts! She's in...and she's making Sy Borgman her agent. Plus, what would happen if the demented Clown Princess of Crime visited the most popular comic con out there? And Harley attempts to rescue Poison Ivy - with smelly results! Hardcover, 208 pages, full color. Cover price $24.99.


Written by Jeff Lemire. Art and Cover by Ramon K. Perez. Arrows over Bed-Stuy! Intrigue at the circus! The past and present merge as Hawkeyes Barton and Bishop race against time to save a group of innocent kids, with devastating powers. Rated T+ Cover price $3.99.


Written by Scott Lobdell. Art and Cover by Jordan Gunderson. Something dark is coming… Throughout history, oddities have remained hidden away within the fabric of societies across the planet. However, in recent years these unexplained phenomena have begun to emerge with a vengeance…Enter Gia Sorentino. They thought she was crazy, and locked her away from the rest of the world. Yet, following a family tragedy, she has inherited an empire--and with it, the keys to unlocking some of the most unimaginable secrets of mankind. Together, with three other women who possess abilities of inhuman nature, Sorentino embarks on a journey to discover the full potential of their collective powers. But, along with the amazing comes the sinister, and some things that should have remained hidden--including those that can threaten not only their existence, but the rest of the world as well! Cover price $3.99.


 Written by Matt Kindt. Art and Cover by Clayton Crain. 'The Battle for New Japan' erupts into all-out war! Rai has raised an army of former enemies and reluctant allies all in the name of one thing - freedom! It's the final fight between Father and his prodigal son, except there is no coming back from this as the outcome could spell the end of not just New Japan, but all of Earth! Cover price $3.99.



Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Sensation Comics: Featuring Wonder Woman (2014) #1-5. Cover by Phil Jimenez. This new Wonder Woman series begins when Oracle calls for help after the entire Bat-Family is sidelined. And when Wonder Woman steps into the breach, Gotham City's criminals get the surprise of their lives! Plus, Wonder Woman battles an otherdimensional science-villain, meets Ra's al Ghul, and accepts a covert mission from Queen Hippolyta that takes her to Apokolips. Softcover, 168 pages, full color. Cover price $14.99.


Secret Wars Prelude - Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art and Cover by David Marquez. THE EPIC CONCLUSION! Is this the end? Rated T+ Cover price $3.99.



Written by Brian Wood. Art by Andrea Mutti. Cover by Tula Lotay. In a rush of great public resistance to an oppressive and excessive government, a homegrown militia movement is formed in rural America. This is not 2015, but 1775. With the war for independence playing out across the colonies, young Seth and Mercy Abbott find their new marriage tested at every turn, as the demands of the frontlines and the home front collide. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Alisa Kwitney. Art by Rick Leonardi and Various. Cover by Rick Leonardi. STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! After a year living under the confinement of the dome, Stephanie Brown isn't sure she wants to be Batgirl again. But when she's attacked by Catman and Gorilla Grodd from the world of Flashpoint, she's forced to put on the cape and cowl to fight alongside Red Robin and Cassandra Cain! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Steve Pugh. Art by Phil Winslade and John Dell. Cover by Steve Pugh. STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! Life for Harley Quinn has become downright normal over the last year. Will she be ready to go nuts when Catwoman and Poison Ivy draft her to fight - Captain Carrot?! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Greg Rucka. Art and Cover by Cully Hamner. STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! Two-Face is fighting another world's Harvey Dent, and it's up to Renee Montoya as The Question to help him beat the odds. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Chip Zdarsky. Art and Cover by Joe Quinones. Howard's first big case has taken him across the universe and landed him in the clutches of THE COLLECTOR! But he's not alone as the very popular ROCKET RACOON is a prisoner as well! Have you ever seen a comic book sequel to a post-credits scene in a movie? Well, you will now! Rated T+ Cover price $3.99.


Written by Matt Hawkins. Art and Cover by Stjepan Sejic. An in-depth look at the realistic science of IXth GENERATION focusing on transhumanism, cybernetic enhancement, and genetic alteration in this dossier style book. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Eric Powell and Tim Weisch. Art and Cover by Eric Powell. Big Man, by knee knee-capping a guy with a drywall hatchet, begins his bloody road of revenge as more clues to his mysterious motivations are revealed. Cover price $3.50.


Written by Scott Lobdell and Jeff King. Art by Carlo Pagulayan and Jason Paz. Cover by Tony S. Daniel and Mark Morales. This is it! The entire DC Universe, from the dawn of time through The New 52, must fight to survive against a threat that bends the Multiverse to its will. Your favorite characters from every era and every forgotten series are all here! But are you going to say hello again just to say goodbye forever? The stakes have never been higher as the heroes of Crisis, Zero Hour, Elseworlds, and more are brought together for Convergence! In the first issue of this weekly series, Brainiac has collected cities of doomed and forgotten worlds, who must battle each other - and the losers will be destroyed! But why is he forcing this conflict? Join the refugees from Earth-2 as they unlock the truth behind this world that exists outside time and space and is very much alive! Is Brainiac really in control - or is this planet named Telos an unparalleled force of evil? This extra-sized issue is packed with twists and turns and appearances you NEVER thought you'd see - including the heroes from the hit series INJUSTICE! Cover price $4.99.


Written by Jay Faerber. Art and Cover by Scott Godlewski and Ron Riley. It's payday at the copper mine, which means Sheriff Clara Bronson is in for a particularly rowdy Friday night. Plus, Boo is offered an intriguing partnership. Cover price $3.50.


Written by Jeff Lemire. Art and Cover by Dustin Nguyen. As the brutal robot hunting Scrappers close in on TIM-21, the events that first brought him to the mining colony on the outer edges of space are revealed. Cover price $2.99.


Written by Frank J. Barbiere. Art and Cover by Chris Mooneyham. 'MONSTERS & MEN,' Part Four Trapped. Cover price $3.50.


Written by Frank Cho and Doug Murray. Art by Jack Jadson. Cover by Frank Cho. Jungle Girl returns in Frank Cho's epic third act! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Mark Millar. Art by Wilfredo Torres. Cover by Frank Quitely. The most celebrated superheroes in mid-century America seem to have it all-fame, riches, adoration-but tensions simmer beneath the glossy surface, threatening to crack open the secrets behind their public AND private exploits. Before the family dynasty in JUPITER'S LEGACY began, there was JUPITER'S CIRCLE-a story about a team whose personal dramas collide with super-powered spectacle! Cover price $3.50.


Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Jupiter's Legacy (2013 Image) #1-5. Written by Mark Millar. Art and cover by Frank Quitely. The children of the world's greatest superheroes may never be able to fill their parents' shoes. When the family becomes embattled by infighting, one branch stages an uprising and another goes into hiding. How long can the world survive when one family's super-powered problems explode onto the global stage? Just in time for the launch of the prequel series JUPITER'S CIRCLE comes this collected edition from storytelling masters MILLAR and QUITELY. Softcover, 136 pages, full color. Cover price $9.99.


Written by Daryl Gregory. Art by Brent Peeples. Cover by Sergio Fernandez Davila. Will our heroes escape from Tik-Tok's clockwork deathtrap? (Probably. It's only issue 3.) They should hurry, though, because waiting in the wings is the mastermind behind the gang war... The Brass Hornet! Catch an issue full of hot Hornet on Hornet action. Cover price $3.99.



Written by Keith Davidsen. Art by Randy Valiente. Cover by Jae Lee. Dr. Herbert West, The Reanimator, returns! Setting up shop in New Orleans, the brilliant Dr. West continues his life's work: the revival of the dead by purely chemical means. To accomplish this task, he recruits Susan Greene, a young and wide-eyed pharmacologist fascinated by his macabre experiments. Initially unfazed by West's unorthodox practices (including how he funds his research - by selling zombie brain fluid as a narcotic), Susan may regret her scientific curiosity as sinister forces - those aligned with Elder Gods and Haitian Voodoo - begin to align against the Reanimator! Dynamite Entertainment proudly resurrects The Reanimator, H.P Lovecraft's notorious mad scientist, in a fear-fraught four-issue miniseries! Take what you love best about the television shows 'Breaking Bad' and 'Walking Dead', throw in Cthulhu tentacle terror and backwater Louisianan superstition, and you have the all-new horror comic hit of 2015! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Brian K. Vaughan. Art and Cover by Fiona Staples. Poor Marko. Cover price $2.99.


Written by Todd McFarlane and Brian Holguin. Art and Cover by Clayton Crain. What if the MOST DANGEROUS man on Earth was also the one trying to do the MOST GOOD? The world is real. The people are normal. And then he appears! A man appears with no background, no memory, and no place to call home. But he has powers. Powers that seem resemble those we learned about in Sunday School. Could it be?! Is it possible that this man is much, much more than that? Is it possible that he is our 'SAVIOR' in the flesh? And if he is, then why doesn't he know who he is or how he got his powers? Strip away the spandex and trappings of the traditional comic superhero and ask yourself a simple question: 'How would I react if GOD suddenly appeared in front of me, but everything we had been taught about him seems out of whack?' What you would have left, beyond your own doubts, is the presence of a man who has to deal with the fact that his appearance in the world is seen as both a blessing and a curse. Some will see him as a hero, a messiah. Other will see him as an enemy because there isn't room for a person with god-like powers to disrupt the status quo of what we already believe. Some will rally behind him. Others will denounce him. But none of us will be able to ignore him. Cover price $2.99.


Written by Ian Flynn. Art by Matt Herms & Various. Cover by Tracy Yardley and Matt Herms. When Dr. Eggman sponsors a go-kart race around Sonic's Island home, you know that dude is up to no good. The rules are as follows: no special powers, no weapons, and everyone has to drive a kart to keep things fair. Since when does Eggy care about 'fair'? What will happen to throw this race into a SPIN? How many rhetorical questions can we ask in one paragraph of solicit text?? Find out in this hyperbole-packed issue! Cover price $3.99.

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