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COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases 5/6/15

NEW COMIC BOOK RELEASES 5/5/15 by Slidely Slideshow

A new week in comics brings some fresh on-going stories as well as big events like Convergence, Secret Wars, and Dynamite's Swords of Sorrow miniseries orchestrated by the one and only Gail Simone. Afterlife with Archie is back with #8, Roche Limit Clandestiny #1 is the new volume of awesome sci-fi action, and Wonder Woman '77 Special #1 features the best Amazon princess, Lynda Carter. There's a lot more too.

Arguably, the best-illustrated series, Rocket Girl, is back with artist Amy Reeder and writer Brandon Montclare. Jupiter's Circle continues, Jorge Corona's Feathers returns with its penultimate issue and The Fox is loose for Dynamite Entertainment.

Plenty to choose from this week and especially for long reads is a great number of trade paperbacks including Rat Queens Volume 2 "The Far Reaching Tentacles of N'Rygoth!," Concrete Park Volume 2 "R-E-S-P-E-C-T!," Earth One Volume 2, Empire, Exquisite Corpse, and Princeless Volume 3 "The Pirate Princess!"Princeless Volume 3 "The Pirate Princess!" 

Check out the rocking slideshow and the list below of this week's recommendations. Happy reading!



Written by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa. Art by Francesco Francavilla and Jack Morelli. Cover by Francesco Francavilla. 'Ghosts of Christmas Past.' Contrary to popular belief, the current zombie outbreak is not the first time a shadow fell across Riverdale and its citizens. As the survivors hunker down in a hotel to wait out a snowstorm, Hiram Lodge and Mary Andrews relive the darkest chapter of their town's history. Ten years ago, the adults of Riverdale struck a terrible bargain with the witches of Greendale, setting the stage for the present-day apocalypse. Cover price $3.99.


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 Mark Millar. Art by Wilfredo Torres. Cover by Frank Quitely. It's 1958 America, and Dr. Richard Conrad is a superhero and celebrated surgeon...with another identity that he struggles to keep hidden from his trusted teammates. When the director of the FBI threatens to reveal his secret, Richard is forced to make an impossible decision, all while his team battles to keep the world safe. Cover price $3.50.


Written by Joshua Williamson. Art and Cover by Mike Henderson. The dreaded media has arrived! Cover price $2.99.


Volume 2 - 1st printing. "The Far Reaching Tentacles of N'Rygoth!" Collects Rat Queens (2013 Image) #6-10. Written by Kurtis J. Wiebe. Art by Roc Upchurch. Featuring cut-out RAT QUEENS VALENTINE'S DAY CARDS! This booze-soaked second volume of RAT QUEENS reveals a growing menace within the very walls of Palisade. And while Dee may have run from her past, the bloated, blood-feasting sky god N'rygoth never really lets his children stray too far. Softcover, 128 pages, full color. Cover price $14.99.


Written by Michael Moreci. Art by Kyle Charles and Vic Malhotra. Cover by Kyle Charles. The breakout hit of 2014 returns with volume two of the groundbreaking sci-fi trilogy! It's 75 years after the events that left the Roche Limit colony in flames. When a crew of military and science personnel are sent to the forgotten and desolate planet on a mysterious expedition, they quickly learn its dark secrets-and that their mission is not what they thought it to be. With danger lurking all around, the crew members fight to find a way off the planet and resist the mysterious presence that haunts them all. Cover price $3.50.


Written by Brandon Montclare. Art and Cover by Amy Reeder. 'SPLIT SECOND' Rocket Girl returns for a second time-travelling story arc! In 1986 NYC, DaYoung Johansson vowed to hang up her helmet and jetpack-now there's no one's left to right the city's wrongs. And what could possibly be happening in the time-travelling 2014 that shouldn't exist at all? Cover price $3.50.


Written by Gail Simone. Art by Sergio Fernandez Davila. Cover by J. Scott Campbell. DYNAMITE'S FIERCEST FEMALES IN THEIR BIGGEST EVENT EVER! The ultimate pulp adventure, featuring Vampirella, Dejah Thoris, Red Sonja, Kato, Jungle Girl, and many, many more! Villains and heroes from a dozen worlds and eras face off against a legendary evil that threatens all their homelands. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Mark Waid. Art by Dean Haspiel, Various. Cover by Dean Haspiel. 'Fox Hunt,' Part 2: 'The Other Shoe'. The fox-hunt has begun, and Impact City's most dangerous criminals are out for blood. When Paul Patton Jr. decides to take his son, Shinji, on a trip to the Museum of the Moving Image, he's hoping to make an effort to finally be a present father and not the superhero freak magnet known as The Fox. But when a violent bank robbery derails their plans, and Paul is unwilling to don his superhero suit and save the day, a new kind of superhero will need to step in and save the day. So why is this new hero The Fox's worst nightmare? Cover price $3.99.


Written by Andy Diggle. Art by Aaron Campbell. Cover by Jock. Hunted across South America both by the mysterious organization known as CADRE and their former employer Deacon Styles, Weaver and Maggie will have to tap into previously undiscovered powers if they're going to survive. But can their mysterious new ally Morgan be trusted…? Cover price $3.99.


Written by Marc Andreyko. Art by Drew Johnson and Matt Haley. Cover by Nicola Scott. Don't miss this digital-first special based on the classic TV series starring Lynda Carter! Travel back to the sizzling '70s as the undercover Amazon Princess joins forces with special agent Steve Trevor to defend America against Cold War-era criminals. A search for an escaped Soviet scientist brings Wonder Woman to the hottest disco of the day, Studio 52. A live stage act might prove more of a threat to Wonder Woman than the Russian Roller Derby girls out to bring the scientist home. Cover price $7.99.


Written by Ales Kot. Art by Adam Gorham. Cover by Raul Allen. Four issues. Four stories. One ticking clock! Red-hot writer Ales Kot (Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier) and rising star Adam Gorham (Zero) start the countdown to DEAD DROP as an unlikely cast of superhuman operators fall in deep for an undercover conspiracy action thriller in the darkest corners of the Valiant Universe… There is a secret black market in New York. It is hidden in plain sight - in our streets, trains, restaurants. Those who know how to navigate it exchange secrets of extraordinary nature. But when the secret in circulation is a biological weapon derived from Vine technology, the gloves are off - and the most extraordinary agents are released to stop the disaster before it occurs. Otherwise, in less than thirty minutes, there will be no world to come back to. X-O Manowar, Archer, Neville Alcott, Detective Cejudo and Betamax are ready to save the world. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Matt Brady. Art by Dominike "Domo" Stanton. Cover by Amanda Conner. The crew is picked, and now the con is on. Just when the team thinks nothing can go wrong, reality sets in and tosses a monkey wrench their way! Cover price $3.99.


Story, Art and Cover by Jorge Corona. Feeling alone and betrayed by Bianca and Gabriel, Poe finds a humbled and apologetic Z, who tells him that all the Mice have been taken by the Scarf Man. Cover price $3.99.


Volume 2 - 1st printing. Written by Geoff Johns. Art by Gary Frank and Jonathon Sibal. Cover by Gary Frank. It's here - the sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller and critically acclaimed BATMAN: EARTH ONE by the superstar creative team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank! While Gotham City is plunged into terror by an enigmatic anarchist and killer calling himself The Riddler, the Dark Knight must reconcile the increasingly conflicting ideologies of Detective Jim Gordon and Bruce Wayne's head of security, Alfred Pennyworth. But there are many more mysteries lurking within Gotham City, including the secret agenda of Harvey Dent and the bizarre creature prowling the sewers - Killer Croc! Hardcover, 160 pages, full color. Cover price $24.99.


Volume 2 - 1st printing. "R-E-S-P-E-C-T!" Written by Tony Puryear and Erika Alexander. Art and cover by Tony Puryear. Isaac-a young outcast from Earth-awakens on a distant desert planet gripped by violence. Rescued by the gang leader Luca, Isaac must choose sides and fight! Concrete Park Volume 2: R-E-S-P-E-C-T continues the dark, sexy sci-fi saga. Collects the complete R-E-S-P-E-C-T arc, plus new pages and bonus materials! Hardcover, 136 pages, full color. Cover price $19.99.


2nd Edition - 1st printing. Collects Empire (2003 2nd Series) #0-6. Written by MARK WAID. Art and cover by BARRY KITSON and JAMES PASCOE. Golgoth thinks he controls most of the populated Earth, ruling through military might and fear, but he can't even trust his own super-powered staff. Softcover, 208 pages, full color. Cover price $24.99.


1st printing. Story and art by Pénélope Bagieu. From French superstar Pénélope Bagieu, the literary world's sleaziest mystery is about to be blown wide open! Zoe isn't exactly the intellectual type, which is why she doesn't recognize world-famous author Thomas Rocher when she stumbles into his apartment and his life. It's also why she doesn't know that Rocher is supposed to be dead. Turns out, Rocher faked his death years ago to escape his critics, and has been making a killing releasing his new work as "lost manuscripts," in cahoots with his editor/ex-wife Agathe. Zoe doesn't know Balzac from Batman, but she's going to have to wise up fast, because she's sitting on the literary scandal of the century! Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 128 pages, full color. Cover price $19.99.


Volume 3 - 1st printing. "The Pirate Princess!" Collects Princeless: Pirate Princess (2014) #1-3. Written by Jeremy Whitley. Art and cover by Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt. The complete collected edition of Princeless: The Pirate Princess. Adrienne has been on the run and working to save her sisters, but when she finds another princess locked away in a tower, she decides to spring her! But Raven Xingtao, the daughter of the Pirate King, is more of a handful that Adrienne could have ever expected. Before she knows it, Adrienne is off on a whirlwind adventure to complete Raven's quest for revenge! Softcover, 7 1/2-in. x 10-in., 128 pages, full color. Cover price $14.95.


Written by Steve Pugh. Art by Phil Winslade and John Dell. Cover by Steve Pugh. STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! Harley Quinn, Catwoman and Poison Ivy fight Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew - to the death! features a bonus SECTION EIGHT story written by Garth Ennis and illustrated by John McCrea. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Jason Latour. Art and Cover by Robbi Rodriguez. Learn what really happened the day that Peter Parker died! Gwen comes face to face with Ben and May Parker! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Jonathan Hickman. Art by Esad Ribic. Cover by Alex Ross. THE FINAL INCURSION IS HAPPENING! THE MARVEL UNIVERSE IS COLLIDING WITH THE ULTIMATE UNIVERSE! AND NEITHER WILL SURVIVE! Cover price $4.99.


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