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COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases 6/3/15

New Comic Book Releases 6/3/15 by Slidely Slideshow

A stacked week in comics starts today. So many great reads from so many publishers you may need to take out a second mortgage to buy it all. DC Comics is especially strong this week. The return of Midnighter #1 with Steve Orlando and Aco, Bizarro #1 by Heath Corson and Gustavo Duarte, Bat-Mite #1 by Dan Jurgens and Corin Howell, and The Omega Men #1 by Tom King, Barnaby Bagenda and Jose Marzan, Jr. There's still more to choose from.

Image has some great offerings too: Wicked and the Divine #11, The Humans #5, Big Man Plans #3, The Covenant #1, and The Empty #4. There's also great titles from other publishers: Feathers #6, Brides of Helheim #6, Death Vigil #7, Gunsuits #1, Groot #1, Broken World #1, and so many more.

Last but certainly not least there's Archie #666. This is the last issue before the relaunch with Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. Pour some out for the Riverdale Gang.

Happy reading!

Written by Steve Orlando. Art and Cover by Aco. Spinning out of GRAYSON comes a solo series starring the man who can predict your every move… but no one will be able to predict what he'll do next! A theft at the God Garden has unleashed a wave of dangerous biotech weapons on the world, and Midnighter intends to put that genie back in the bottle by any means necessary. But something else was stolen from the Garden as well…the secret history of Lucas Trent, the man Midnighter once was! Cover price $2.99.

Volume 5 - 1st printing. "Lost Time!" Collects Captain Midnight (2013 Dark Horse) #16-19. Written by Joshua Williamson. Art by Fernando Dagnino. Cover by Michael Broussard. After the capture of the technovillain Tempus, it's time to rebuild the town of Nightshade, raising it up from its fiery ruin. Captain Midnight struggles to acclimate to a future that needs a hero now more than ever, but his allies are forcing his hand in an effort to track down his friend turned enemy, Chuck Ramsey-the man who killed his sidekick, Rick Marshall-which results in a battle so epic it threatens to rip a hole in our universe! Oh, and did we mention the werewolves? Softcover, 112 pages, full color. Cover price $14.99.

Volume 1 - 1st printing. "Agent of Spyral!" Collects Grayson (2014 DC) #1-4, a story from Secret Origins (2014) 3rd Series #7 and Grayson: Futures End (2014). Written by Tim Seeley and Tom King. Art by Mikel Janin and Stephen Mooney. Cover by Andrew Robinson. A thrilling new chapter of Dick Grayson's life begins in this title collecting the start of his new hit series. It's a super-spy thriller that will shock you and prove one thing: You may think you know Nightwing - but you don't know Dick! As he digs into the mysterious organization known as SPYRAL and learns more about his new partner, Helena Bertinelli, how can Dick keep track of all the lies? Or will he fall apart once he can no longer tell fact from fiction? Plus: Dick Grayson goes toe-to-toe with the Midnighter! Hardcover, 160 pages, full color. Cover price $22.99.

Written by Mark Waid. Art and Cover by Terry Dodson. The Empire is rounding up fugitive Alderaanians... ...that doesn't sit well with their Princess. But what can one woman do against an Empire? Cover price $3.99.

Written by Brian Hurtt. Art and Cover by A.C. Zamudio. It is a time before THE SIXTH GUN. Yet, the darkness and corruption that precede the coming of The Six are in their season. The Crossroads is broken. A door to the Spirit World is ajar. And what has slipped through threatens all of creation. It is up to the reclusive witch, Buzzard Wife, to gather the tribes and form a Hunting Party. With the help of the legendary White Wolf, she will lead this elite group of shamans, scouts and warriors into battle. Into legend. Into the Valley of Death. Cover price $3.99.

Written by Paul Tobin. Art and Cover by P. J. Holden. Potts is a gunsuit pilot engaged in all-out war with horrific tentacled creatures who appear to be from another planet, except in the world of Gunsuits, where wormholes lead to an infinite number of alternate universes, nothing is that simple. Potts is about to come face to face with herself. Cover price $3.99.

Written by Ryan North. Art and Cover by Erica Henderson. The start of a new arc! Squirrel Girl meets some potential new allies, including... GIRL SQUIRREL?? I don't know why we put question marks there; it's actually what happens! Also a hippo named 'Hippo' is in this issue! This character already existed and we absolutely did NOT make him up at the last minute! ALSO THERE'S FIGHTS!! AND EVEN SOME FEELINGS! Rated T Cover price $3.99.

1st printing. Collects Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) #1-4. Written by Frank Miller. Art by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson. Cover by Frank Miller. For the first time, DC Comics collects Frank Miller's unforgettable Dark Knight epic in black and white! It is ten years after an aging Batman has retired, and Gotham City has sunk into decadence and lawlessness. Now, as his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory. Joined by Carrie Kelly, a teenaged Robin, Batman takes to the streets to end the threat of the mutant gangs that have overrun the city. And after facing off against The Joker and Two-Face for the final time, Batman finds himself in mortal combat with his former ally, Superman, in a battle that only one will survive. Hardcover, 7 1/2-in. x 11-in., 208 pages, B&W. Cover price $34.99.

Written by Dan Jurgens. Art and Cover by Corin Howell. Bat-Mite is here to fix the DC Universe - one hero at a time! Convinced that he's the imp that put Batman on the map, he's spreading his expertise all over the DC Universe, eager to boost the careers of heroes he thinks need his 'help.' Don't miss the start of this six-issue all-ages miniseries! Cover price $2.99.

Written by Heath Corson. Art and Cover by Gustavo Duarte. 'Hate HARLEY QUINN? Then you will super hate BIZARRO! Bizarro star of worstest comic ever! Go ahead and miss it! If there's one thing this issue not have it these two things: Jimmy Olsen and Chupacabras!' Don't miss the start of this six-issue all-ages miniseries! Cover price $2.99.

Written by Jeff Loveness. Art by Brian Kesinger. Cover by Declan Shalvey. For the first time ever, the most famous talking-tree-thing in the Marvel Universe is starring in his own series! You might recognize him from Guardians of the Galaxy, the biggest movie of 2014. When Rocket and Groot are on an intergalactic roadtrip and calamity strikes, the two get separated - and for the first time in years, Groot's on his own! Whatever may be coming Groot's way, one thing's for sure -- it's going to be a GROOT adventure! Rated T Cover price $3.99.

Written by Tom King. Art by Barnaby Bagenda & Jose Marzan Jr. Cover by Trevor Hutchinson. The Omega Men are back in an all-new series! They've murdered White Lantern Kyle Rayner and now, the universe wants them to pay! Who are these intergalactic criminals - and is there more to their actions than meets the eye? Cover price $2.99.

War-Torn: Part 6 of 6 - Written by Meredith Finch. Art by David Finch & Various. Cover by David Finch. Story continued from Wonder Woman #40. A story so big we couldn't contain it in the monthly title! Wonder Woman faces off with the foe destined to become her ultimate nemesis in a battle that will determine the fate of Paradise Island! And in a backup tale that will alter the course of the Amazon Queen, an old face returns, and we mean VERY old! You couldn't ask for more from Wonder Woman's very first annual! Cover price $4.99.

Written by Tom DeFalco. Art by Pat Kennedy & Various. Cover by Dan Parent. On the eve of the game-changing Archie #1, an all-star cast of Riverdale's finest creators join forces to celebrate one of the longest-running comic series ever in the much-loved Archie style! Take a look back at Archie's wonderful life and the many lives he's lived in a zany, heartfelt and hilarious adventure that will be a must-have for fans old and new - and a can't-miss, one-of-a-kind collector's item. A dazzling journey through the world of Archie with plenty of winks and nods to what's come before, Archie #666 caps off a legendary run of comic excellence while opening the door to the next thrilling chapter-featuring six covers celebrating Archie's vibrant history that connect to make one giant image ! Cover price $3.99.

Written by Eric Powell and Tim Weisch. Art and Cover by Eric Powell. Big Man's path of revenge takes a dark turn as he fights for his own survival. Cover price $3.50.

Written by Frank J. Barbiere. Art and Cover by Christopher Peterson. With a meteor days away from causing an extinction-level event on Earth, time is running out for Elena Marlowe. While most of the planet's population and her family were approved by the government to escape on one of the giant spaceships headed to another planet, her application was denied due to her mysterious past. With the meteor fast approaching, Elena desperately tries to find a way to fake her way onto the last ship or else be left behind to die with the rest of Earth's rejected denizens. Cover price $3.99.

Story, Art and Cover by Stjepan Sejic. Defeated and hopeless, Bernardette is sealed away in an unknown location while Sam is on death's bed… again. This has not been a good day for the Vigil. Can Clara, Mia, Anubis, Chiyoko, and Vlado find the enemy stronghold in time? Who would even know where it is? Cover price $3.99.

Story, Art and Cover by Jorge Corona. Final issue! When he tracks the Scarf Man to his secret lair, and with Bianca, R, and Z's lives at stake, Poe comes face-to-face with the man who's been kidnapping the Mice from the Maze. Cover price $3.99.

Written by Cullen Bunn. Art and Cover by Joëlle Jones. The final chapter of Brides of Helheim unfolds! Rikard, Sigrid, and Kadlin stand together against the demonic forces of Raevil, the mad warlock. What is the Black Womb, and what plans is Raevil hatching to ensure his dominance over it? The shocking ending of this tale of Viking-era terror will leave you breathless! Cover price $3.99.

Written by Keenan Keller. Art and Cover by Tom Neely. NEW STORY ARC! The Humans ride protection for two truckloads of dope as they charge down CA I-5 dodging curious cops and hell-bent hijackers on a violent drug run from Oakland to L.A.! 'Nuff said. Cover price $2.99.

Written by Mark Waid. Art by Ronilson Freire. Cover by Alex Ross & Various. Meet Richard Henry Benson - the Avenger! His pallid features forever deadened by a criminal act, he is the ultimate master of disguise and uses his skills to mete out retribution to those who would prey on the innocent! But can even Benson triumph over an Invisible Man...? Fan-favorite writer Mark Waid - who is hotter than ever thanks to his work on Daredevil and Star Wars: Princess Leia - brings his personal favorite pulp hero back to comics with all-new, explosive adventures! 'Having the opportunity to dive into the psyche of a crimefighter as unique as Benson has been a lifelong dream,' says Waid. 'I've been thinking about what his life and mind would be like ever since I read my first Avenger paperback back in the day. How does a man live his life when he has nothing to live for but justice? How does he navigate in a world of life and love and joy when his own features are frozen and stiff like putty, mirroring his cold, dead insides? I've been aching to write this story!' Cover price $3.99.

Written by Brian Clevinger. Art by Brent Schoonover. Cover by Declan Shalvey. Magical guest stars! Heyyyyyy…what's Mandrake the Magician doing in The Phantom's book? (Hint: Saving Phantom's life, hopefully) Will magic be a help or hindrance for our purple punching pugilist? And at long last…has the missing next Phantom been found? Cover price $3.99.

Written by Marc Andreyko. Art by Aneke. Cover by Sergio Fernandez Davila. After coming face to face with the evil that is Victor Frankenstein and seeing the horrors he has planned for the world, Red Sonja must struggle not only to survive an army of monsters, but to save herself from a horrible fate! With her only ally taken from her, Red seems utterly alone against an insurmountable task. Can the clever swashbuckling heroine overcome the odds and live long enough to bring down Frankenstein's Army? Or will she be consumed by the sea? Cover price $3.99.

Written by Gail Simone. Art by Sergio Fernandez Davila. Cover by Tula Lotay. All the great Women of Dynamite are united against an unbeatable horror, and this historic issue features, for the first time ever, characters from the worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert E. Howard as Dejah Thoris and Red Sonja clash! Cover price $3.99.

Written by Rob Liefeld. Art by Matt Horak. Cover by Rob Liefeld. In ancient times there was no weapon more devastating than The Ark of The Covenant, containing a power that collapsed enemy nations and destroyed hostile invaders. The Philistine army, led by General Thane, seeks to crush the Israelites as they populate the surrounding territories. A bold move on the field of battle robs the Israelites of their mythical weapon, empowering their most deadly enemy. A young priest, Samuel, determines to steal back the Ark and assembled a group of mercenaries to aid him in the most daring raid in history. An untold tale of the Bible that shifted the balance of power in history. Cover price $3.99.

Story, Art and Cover by Jimmie Robinson. 'STINGERS,' Part Four Lila discovers the source of the poisonous evil destroying the land, but the end of her journey leads to a horrific choice between her world and those struggling to survive in The Empty. Cover price $3.99.

Written by Andy Diggle. Art by Aaron Campbell. Cover by Jock. Morgan reveals some hard truths about his brother Deacon Styles. As clairvoyant Holly develops misgivings about her employer, Weaver goes on the offensive. Cover price $3.99.

Written by Kieron Gillen. Art and Cover by Jamie McKelvie and Matthew Wilson. The end of Fandemonium. The end of Ragnarock. The end of the arc. The start of something else. Everything's going to be okay. Cover price $3.50.


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