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COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases 4/22/15

NEW COMICS 4/22/15 by Slidely Slideshow

This week in comics brings only a few debuts and a lot of great on-going series. Chip Zdarsky brings his irreverent style to Kaptara #1 with artist Kagan McLeod, Pierrick Colinet and Elsa Charretier premiere with The Infinite Loop #1, and Chris Lewis and Bruno Oliveira drop Drones #1 from IDW. In trade paperbacks, some involving stories are out with Chastity, Vol.1: Life/Death, Criminal Vol.4: Bad Night, and Criminal Macabre: The Third Child.It's that just the beginning. 

Brides of Helheim #5, Legenderry: Red Sonja #3, The Black Hood #3, The Empty #3, King: Flash Gordon #3, Lazarus #16, Postal #3, Star Wars #4, Ninjak #2, The Life After #9 and many more are out Wednesday. DC Comics' Convergence titles continue and have some fascinating storylines but don't ask me how they make sense or fit together. Enjoy! 


Written by Marc Andreyko. Art by Aneke. Cover by Sergio Fernandez Davila. Sonja always fancied herself a pirate extraordinaire... until now! As she and her newest ally sail the high seas in pursuit of a madman bent on defying death, Red comes face to face with one of the most, ahem, legendary pirates of all time! The question is: whose side is he on? The adventure exploring the outer reaches of the LEGENDERRY world continues! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Mike Mignola. Art by Ben Stenbeck. Cover by Mike Mignola. Chased by his tormentors into the center of the earth, Frankenstein's monster becomes prey for a different kind of creature. Cover price $3.50.


Story, Art and Cover by Matt Kindt. Meru's last remaining allies fight their way across the globe to make their way back to her as the Eraser's new Mind Management works to track them down! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Alex Simmons. Art by Dan Parent and Various. Cover by Dan Parent. Betty and Veronica are on their way to a party held by Riverdale's reigning fashion queen Sheila Wu - and Veronica's determined to out-dress her at her own party. However, on their way to the gala, Betty encounters a young girl with some animal friends in need of assistance on the side of the road. The adventure begins as Betty, Veronica and their new acquaintance Alina try to wrangle up her stray pets. Will the pets be safely returned? Will Betty and Veronica make it to the party unscathed? Find out in 'The Perils of Pet Sitting,' the exciting lead story to this jumbo-sized Comics Double Digest! Cover price $6.99.


Written by Duane Swierczynski. Art by Michael Gaydos & Various. Cover by Francesco Francavilla. 'The Bullet's Kiss,' Part 3. The Black Hood is supposed to be dead. Shot, de-masked, autopsied, buried. So who's running around town in a ratty black hood, declaring war on the underworld? The City of Philadelphia is electrified by the fleeting glimpses they see on social media - but both the cops and the drug gangs want him stopped at all costs. However, the new Black Hood may not have to be stopped; he's coming unglued all on his own. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Nathan Edmondson. Art and Cover by Phil Noto. THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD! Natasha has been invited to see the beast from within: will she accept? Past and present collide as both young and current Natasha decide who controls the future. Rated T+ Cover price $3.99.


Volume 1 - 1st printing. "Life/Death!" Collects Chastity (2014 Dynamite) #1-6. Written by Marc Andreyko. Art by Dave Acosta. Cover by Emanuela Lupacchino. Chastity, the classic Chaos! Comics character, returns... reimagined and ready for blood! After a career-ending injury shatters her Olympic dreams, seventeen year-old Chastity Marks finds an escape in Alyce Stonecliff's popular series of vampire novels. Little does she know, however, that the books conceal a secret underworld of blood, agony, and death... one that she will be dragged into, kicking and screaming! Falling victim to the author's seductive charm, drawing the attention of the enigmatic Council, and discovering a tragedy at her own doorstep, will Chastity survive the coming darkness? And even if she does, will she remain human, become a vampire, or evolve into something new and even more fearsome? Softcover, 160 pages, full color. Cover price $19.99.


Image Edition - Volume 4 - 1st printing. "Bad Night!" Written by Ed Brubaker. Art by Sean Phillips. The best-selling crime series gets weird in this strikingly-designed new edition from Image. Softcover, 128 pages, full color. Mature Readers Cover price $14.99.


1st printing. Collects Criminal Macabre: Third Child (2014) #1-4. Written by Steve Niles. Art by Christopher Mitten. Cover by Justin Erickson. Cal McDonald's changed . . . and maybe not for the better. Locked away and numbing himself with booze and aspirin, the undead Cal feels the evil consuming him. Will he be able to withstand its pull or will he become the monster war's greatest weapon of destruction? Softcover, 168 pages, full color. Cover price $17.99.


Written by Chris Lewis. Art by Bruno Oliveira. Cover by Ramon Villalobos. Two former predator drone operators face insurgency and insanity on the Las Vegas Strip in the surreal surroundings of the world's first terrorism-themed hotel! Cover price $3.99.


Story, Art and Cover by Jimmie Robinson. 'THE DEEP,' Part Three-Lila and Tanoor attempt to unlock the mystery of the poisonous roots, but as they travel deeper into The Empty, they are confronted by their biggest challenge yet -- -crossing the toxic sea of bones. Sacrifices must be made to continue the journey and blood will have to be spilled. Cover price $3.50.


Written by Cullen Bunn. Art and Cover by Joëlle Jones. The battle between Sigrid and Rikard has ended in the most unexpected of ways. Now, the hunt for Raevil must begin, before the warlock unleashes a wave of terror that will make the Witch War look like a pleasant day in Valhalla! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Pierrick Colinet. Art and Cover by Elsa Charretier. A dynamically graphic, science-fictiony, poetical, paradoxical wunderkind of a sexy, time-traveling, adventure-packed comic series begins here! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Chip Zdarsky. Art and Cover by Kagan McLeod. A space expedition goes horribly wrong because if it didn't there would be no story! Reluctant explorer Keith Kanga and his crew crash land on KAPTARA, a world filled with danger and weird danger and dangerous weirdos! And if he can't survive then earth, the place where YOU live, is doomed! Join CHIP ZDARSKY (Sex Criminals the Duck) and KAGAN McLEOD (Infinite Kung Fu) as they put the 'fi' back into 'sci-fi' and pretty much disregard the 'sci' part in this epic story of punching and love! Cover price $3.50.


Written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker. Art by Lee Ferguson. Cover by Declan Shalvey. Subaquatic rescue! On the watery planet Coralia, Flash, Dale and Zarkov don Lung Machines to take on the deadly Octotusk and dine with the even deadlier Queen Darya! Will Team Flash be chewed alive, or live long enough to face the approaching forces of the Merciless Ming!? Cover price $3.99.


Written by Greg Rucka and Eric Trautmann. Art by Michael Lark. Cover by Owen Freeman. 'MERCY'-The Conclave has ended, and the world once more is falling to chaos and violence. Sister Bernard travels between Family Domains, ministering to the Waste… and acting as a spy for the Carlyle Family. Cover price $3.50.



Written by Joe Casey. Art and Cover by Jim Mahfood. Someone from Crockett's past is back and promises that Detective Sonny Crockett will pay for his crimes! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Bryan Edward Hill and Matt Hawkins. Art by Isaac Goodhart. Cover by Linda Sejic. As the murder continues to fray the fragile peace of the town and Maggie's relationship with the FBI takes a darker turn, Mark decides to come face face-to to-face with the men responsible for the woman's murder, and learns the truth of his own past. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Ryan North. Art and Cover by Erica Henderson. The final showdown between Galactus and Squirrel Girl is here! It's the Power Cosmic versus the Power Chestnut: WHO WILL WIN? Also, Squirrel Girl is late for class. So there's TWO disasters coming!! Rated T+ Cover price $3.99.


Written by Jason Aaron. Art and Cover by John Cassaday. THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME CONTINUES! Luke Skywalker is NOT a Jedi-not yet, at least. He's only ever met one Jedi in his life...and he died. So, Luke's quest leads him back to Obi-Wan's hut...on Tatooine. Rated T Star Wars Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. Cover price $3.99.



Written by Ed Brubaker. Art and Cover by Steve Epting and Elizabeth Breitweiser. The second arc of BRUBAKER and EPTING's best-selling spy comic concludes with a bang! Velvet finds some of the answers she's been hunting, and a knife in the back! Cover price $3.50.


Written by Larry Hama. Art and Cover by Joshua Middleton. STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Diana Prince is in the grip of a Domesday cult when Steve Trevor leaps into the fray! But can he save Etta Candy from vampires of Red Rain? Cover price $3.99.


Written by Matt Kindt. Art by Clay Mann and Butch Guice. Cover by Lewis LaRosa. HUNTED BY THE SHADOW SEVEN! International financier Colin King hasn't just come to Tokyo to take the Rippongi club scene by storm. As the covert MI-6 operative codenamed Ninjak, he's also tracking down the men who trained him to be a lethal weapon…the very same men whose movements have now aligned with the latest terror plot by the cybernetic crime cartel called WEBNET! But how do you detect killers who specialize in the undetectable? And how does he know that the SHADOW SEVEN haven't caught up with him first? It's all-out ninja-versus ninja warfare as the deadliest men and women of five continents converge on the Tokyo underworld for a blood-spattered blowout! Cover price $3.99.


Volume 2 - 1st printing. "The Thief and the Sword!" Story and art by Mike Maihack. Cleopatra's space adventure in the really far future continues! When a mysterious thief steals the ancient sword Cleo recovered in Target Practice, Cleo is determined to get it back, but her teachers at Yasiro Academy forbid her from risking her life. Stuck at school, Cleo is having a hard time adjusting to her newfound popularity and responsibility. And when she learns more about the prophecy that names her the savior of the galaxy and the time tablets that could decide her fate, she must go on a dangerous journey to find them before they can fall into the wrong hands. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 192 pages, full color. Cover price $12.99.


Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov. Art and Cover by Gabo. The Consultant brings Essie, Nettie, and the kid army into Hell to save Jude and Hemingway. However, the Consultant's new love-and-flowers attitude melts quickly in the hellish heat, and Essie soon has a fight on her hands. It's up to Ometochtli, the last of the Old Gods, to tip the scales in their favor... but they might also be tipping their hand. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Dan Abnett. Art by Federico Dallocchio. Cover by Michael Allred. STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Trapped in Gotham City, Barry Allen has nowhere to run. He fights on, seeking justice as well as a way to save the city, but he faces a Tangent Universe foe who thinks faster than even The Flash can run! Cover price $3.99.


1st printing. By Julie Merberg. Exploring attributes from physical strength to intuition, this introduction to DC's super heroines is also a catalog of role models for little girls. From Wonder Woman's ability to find the truth to Black Canary's powerful voice to Batgirl's keen mind, readers will find much to admire. Cool, classic art makes for a fun, colorful package. Hardcover (Horizontal Format), 8-in. x 6-in., 20 (Board) pages, full color. All Ages Cover price $9.99.




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