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

New Comics 4/15/15 by Slidely Slideshow

It's new comic book day and because there are so many great books out today I'll keep this short. In new titles, Archie Vs Predator #1 finally arrives for your reading pleasure in the year's most unlikely crossover. Bloodshot Reborn #1 gets a rebirth with Jeff Lemire. RunLoveKill #1 is a stylistic action thriller.  The Tithe #1 by Matt Hawkins is an unconventional heist story. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #2 is the face of real horror comics now. Chrononauts #2 continues the time traveling adventures of Danny and Corbin. And that's just the start check out more great reads below and in the slideshow. 




Written by Jeff Lemire. Art by Mico Suayan and Jeff Lemire. Cover by Juan Doe. Bloodshot's nanites made him a nearly unstoppable killing machine. His enhanced strength, speed, endurance, and healing made him the perfect weapon, and he served his masters at Project Rising Spirit - a private contractor trafficking in violence - very well. Now, Bloodshot is a shadow of his former self. He lives in selfimposed exile, reeling from the consequences of his past life and the recent events that nearly drove him mad. But when a rash of shootings by gunmen who appear to look just like Bloodshot begin, his guilt will send him on a mission to stop the killers, even if it means diving headlong into the violence that nearly destroyed him. Cover price $3.99.


1st printing. Written by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini. Art and cover by Bruce Timm. Written and drawn by the masterminds behind Batman: The Animated Series, Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, this epic reveals the origins of Harley Quinn as she proves her love to The Joker by trying to eliminate the Dark Knight on her own! Now in a deluxe format with exclusive extras and bonus material! Include bonus features including artist Bruce Timm's complete pencil layouts and color guides. Hardcover, 7 1/2-in. x 11-in., 144 pages, full color. Cover price $24.99.


Written by Alex De Campi. Art by Rich Koslowski. Cover by Fernando Ruiz. America's favorite teen meets the galaxy's fiercest hunter! Archie and friends hit Costa Rica for Spring Break, where party games and beach games are soon replaced by the Most Dangerous Game! What mysterious attraction does the gang hold for the trophy-collecting Predator, and will the kids even realize they're in danger before it claims them all? Cover price $3.99.


Written by Mark Millar. Art and Cover by Sean Murphy. Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly have become the world's first time travelers - but not all goes according to plan when the two go rogue in their own era-hopping adventure! With the world watching, the buddies get mixed up in an eon's worth of sticky situations while some of history's scariest villains - and their bosses back in the present day - are determined to track them down! Cover price $3.50.


Written by Ed Brubaker. Art and Cover by Sean Phillips and Elizabeth Breitweiser. Someone knows who killed Valeria Sommers, but can our 'heroes' find them without exposing themselves? And will their search lead them to answers they don't want to find? A perfect jumping-on point for new readers, released the same day as the trade! And packed with bonus back pages articles only found in the single issues. Cover price $3.50.


Written by John Allison. Art by Lissa Treiman. Cover by Adam Vass. When Freshers' Flu strikes the dorm, no one gets off easy. Daisy enters a onesided relationship with an offbrand Polish cold cure given to her by Ed Gemmell, Susan is forced into nicotine withdrawal, and Esther becomes incapable of distinguishing fever dreams from reality. Death stalks the dorm halls by night! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Ron Marz. Art by Mike Manley. Cover by Paul Renaud. STARRING HEROES FROM ZERO HOUR! Ted Kord, Martian Manhunter, Fire and Ice star as the levity of the JLI team collides with the severity of the world of Kingdom Come! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Brian Clevinger. Art by Brent Schoonover. Cover by Chip Zdarsky. GLOBAL SABOTAGE! The Phantom hunts the mysterious Singh Group, an organization bent on stopping crucial recovery efforts due to Ming The Merciless' failed attempt to conquer Earth. Will The Phantom discover Singh's ultimate goal, or is it already time to choose another Ghost Who Walks? Cover price $3.99.


Written by Shannon Watters and Noelle Stevenson. Art and Cover by Brooke A. Allen. Special standalone issue with original series artist Brooke Allen. Ever wonder how the Lumberjanes first met? Take a trip back to the first day at camp and see how their friendship to the max got started. Cover price $3.99.


Written by James F. Wright. Art and Cover by Jackie Crofts. Poppy Pepper just wants to survive junior high and avoid her rich rival, Saffron Longfellow, and her brownie-baking minions, The Lady Rangers. But when mysterious new girl Cassia Caraway arrives, she teams up with Poppy and together they plot to bring Saffron and crew down. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Eric Canete and Jonathan Tsuei. Art and Cover by Eric Canete. Sought after by elements from her violent past, fugitive and assassin Rain Oshiro has just 24 hours to escape a barricaded city while trying to evade a military force determined to either capture or kill her. Cover price $2.99.


Written by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa. Art by Robert Hack and Rachel Deering. Cover by Robert Hack. New ongoing series! After the shocking revelations of last issue, Sabrina's mortal boyfriend Harvey doesn't quite seem himself. In fact, he doesn't seem human. His body's there, but his soul is… elsewhere. When the Witches' Council refuses to help her, Sabrina turns to Madame Satan for comfort, playing right into her evil schemes. This dark re-imagining of everyone's favorite teen witch continues! For TEEN+ readers. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Brian Joines and Jay Faerber. Art by Ilias Kyriazis and Ron Riley. Cover by Ilias Kyriazis. A radioactive zombie leaves a scorched trail of destruction in its wake as Gaijin tries to keep her teammates from learning the truth about her connection to the creature. Meanwhile, Crosswind finds some leverage to use against one of his unsuspecting teammates. Cover price $3.50.


Written by David Walker. Art by Bilquis Evely. Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz and Denys Cowan. The bodies have been piling up as private detective John Shaft has been searching for the missing Marisol DuPree. Now that he's found her, all the pieces of the puzzle are starting to fit into place. Shaft finally knows what is going on, and why so many people around him have died. He thought he was done fighting wars. He thought he was done with the killing. But he was wrong. For men like Shaft, there's always a war to be fought, and the killing always comes easy. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Matt Hawkins. Art and Cover by Rahsan Ekedal. A heist story unlike any before! Mega-churches are being robbed for millions of dollars by a crusader hacker group known as Samaritan who is giving the money to causes they deem more worthy. This modern day 'Robin Hood' is being pursued by two FBI agents who actually admire their quarry but want to stop the theft before it escalates. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Jeremy Whitley. Art and Cover by Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt. After the events of issue 2, Adrienne awakens alone on the beach without her armor. Where has Raven gone and what is she after anyway? Also, PIRATE FIGHT! The Eisner-Award nominated PRINCELESS continues! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Cecil Castellucci and Lauren Beukes. Art by Chris Sprouse & Various. Cover by Francesco Francavilla. It's a 'Girls' Day Out,' and Lois Lane doesn't do 'puff piece' interviews, which is fine, because Diana of Themyscira is not interested in being treated as fluff. But when they're attacked by croco-aliens and robots, the situation really gets heated! Then, in 'The Problem with Cats,' Wonder Woman has been summoned to the Isle of Cats to rescue her Justice League teammates, but can Diana save the day? Cover price $3.99.


Written by C. Willow Wilson. Art by Takeshi Miyagawa. Cover by Marguerite Sauvage. There's a new kid in town... and he's cute. What are those feelings, Kamala Khan? It's called a crush. Rated T+ Cover price $2.99.


Written by Ollie Masters. Art by Ming Doyle. Cover by Becky Cloonan. The violence escalates in THE KITCHEN as Tommy puts his full support behind the girls in the only way he knows how: with a baseball bat and a hammer! And Raven decides it's high time she was the boss...even if it means going through her sister to get there! Cover price $2.99.


Written by Jeff King. Art by Carlo Pagulayan and Jason Paz. Cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado. As Telos, the Planet Incarnate, easily defeats the survivors of Earth 2, Thomas Wayne and Dick Grayson set off to find help in the pre-Flashpoint Gotham City. The emotional implication of these worlds colliding comes crashing down when Thomas Wayne confronts this world's Batman, as father meets son! Plus, Alan Scott's attempts to connect with The Green yield unexpected results, setting our team on a quest to escape the planet. And the cyborgs of Futures End engage in a battle to the death against the reimagined heroes of the Just Imagine Universe, while the city of Superman Red and Blue takes on the opposing forces from GENERATIONS! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Rafael Albuquerque and Mike Johnson. Art and Cover by Rafael Albuquerque. As Dr. Hamm and the black-ops soldier Collins try to survive in the prehistoric past, the fierce warrior Nila and the chrononaut Joshua attempt to convince the rebel council to take up arms against the Tyrant before he releases a dangerous scourge and wipes them all from the face of the Meld! Cover price $3.50.


Volume 2 - 1st printing. "Stealers. Keepers!" Written by Paul Tobin. Art and cover by Colleen Coover. The Eisner Award-winning digital series is back to steal readers' hearts once again! The Great Thieving Race is on, as Bandette and rival Monsieur compete to steal priceless artifacts from a criminal organization. But its response could make this Bandette's final crime spree! Collects issues #16-9 of the acclaimed MonkeyBrain digital series, plus bonus stories! Hardcover, 128 pages, full color. Cover price $14.99.


Written by Michael Uslan. Art by Dan Parent. Cover by Adam Hughes. The girls have arrived in Mumbai, India! They're ready to move into their temporary homes… and their new identities as Veronica takes on the role as 'Betty,' and Betty takes on the role as 'Veronica'! Will anyone catch onto their little game? Meanwhile, back in Riverdale, the boys are enjoying the acquaintances of the new transfer students Violette and Banni! But can these two new transfers ever really take the place of their beloved Veronica and Betty? Plus, we're commemorating this milestone 275th issue with a double-sized issue featuring plenty of bonus content and multiple collector covers! Cover price $4.99.

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