COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases 6/17/15
New comic book releases 6/17/15 by Slidely Slideshow
Another great week of comics is upon us and as usual there's a lot of good reads to be had. New stuff like Mad Max Fury Road: Furiosa #1, JLA #1 with Bryan Hitch, Squadron Sinister #1 with Marc Guggenheim, Black Canary #1, Empty Zone #1, The Fiction #1, Harley Quinn/Power Girl #1, New Crusaders #1, Swords of Sorrow: Dejah Thoris & Irene Adler #1, Princeless Book 4: Be Yourself #1, Prez #1, Tales of Honor: Bred to Kill #1, and Runaways #1. Whew! That's just the new titles. Check out the rest of this week's notable new comics!
Written by George Miller & Various. Art by Tristan Jones. Cover by Tommy Lee Edwards. High in the Citadel there exists a bio-dome of clean air and pure water, protected from the toxicity and anarchy of the Wasteland. Here the warlord Immortan Joe keeps his most prized possessions - his wives - imprisoned for his pleasure and his insistence that they bear him healthy male heirs. Then, amid this cruel depravity, an unlikely rescuer emerges…the Immortan's most lethal warrior: the Imperator Furiosa. From the mind of George Miller, the creator of the Mad Max trilogy, the prelude miniseries to the upcoming film Mad Max: Fury Road continues! Cover price $4.99.
1st printing. Written by Paul Dini. Art and cover by Joe Quinones. A year ago, Black Canary infiltrated a gang of female criminals set to pull a dangerous heist at a Las Vegas casino. Its leader was skilled in hand-to-hand combat and had more than a passing interest in black magic. Rather than be captured by Canary or the law, she went to her death, vowing to get revenge on Canary! Now, one year later, death stalks those gang members, and Canary must turn to her friend Zatanna to help investigate. This title also includes a special sketchbook section. Softcover, 144 pages, full color. Cover price $14.99.
1st printing. Story and art by Rich Tommaso. Abigail is an aspiring hitwoman out to prove her value to the family. She braves the wilds of Newark: overpriced parking, traffic jams, and bad hair days, to track down Trevor - her former mentor - who is on the lam with a big briefcase of mob dough. A revised, redrawn, and expanded edition of Rich Tommaso's debut graphic novel. Softcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 136 pages, B&W. Mature Readers Cover price $14.95.
Written by Alex De Campi. Art by Rich Koslowski and Fernando Ruiz. Cover by Gisele Lagace. The Predator has tallied his first kills from the ranks of the Riverdale gang! Can they turn the tables without Riverdale becoming a smoking ruin - and without getting detention? Cover price $3.99.
Written by Jeff Lemire. Art by Mico Suayan and Jeff Lemire. Cover by Mico Suayan. Bloodshot is hot on the trail of another mysterious mass-murderer - but he may find the only way to stop this madman is to do the one thing Bloodshot swore he would never do again. Can Bloodshot resist his past or will he succumb to the bloodthirsty voices in his head as they get louder…and more violent? Cover price $3.99.
Power and Glory: Part 1 - Written by Bryan Hitch. Art by Bryan Hitch and Wade Von Grawbadger. Cover by Bryan Hitch. It's massive widescreen JUSTICE LEAGUE action and adventure from superstar writer/artist Bryan Hitch! In this extra-sized debut issue, the League comes up against an armada of aliens heading for Earth that claims to be a peaceful religious tribe. But something sinister is lurking in their ranks...something with ties to ancient Krypton! This amazing kick-off issue is available with seven different open-to-order variant covers by Bryan Hitch, each spotlighting one of seven core members of the JLA, plus an incredible 1:100 seven-panel foldout variant cover that presents all seven open-to-order covers together! Cover price $5.99.
Written by Shannon Watters and Noelle Stevenson. Art by Brooke A. Allen. Cover by Ricardo Bessa. As the unnatural blizzard rages on, the Lumberjanes continue their search for Jen, who learns more about the mysterious bear woman and her ties to Rosie and the Lumberjanes. Cover price $3.99.
Written by Marc Guggenheim. Art and Cover by Carlos Pacheco. Secret Wars: Warzones. They're the WORLD'S GREATEST… VILLAINS. The SQUADRON SINISTER. And they're taking Battleworld by force in this Secret Wars tie-in for fans of crime epics like The Godfather, The Sopranos and Sons of Anarchy. But will controlling one Domain be enough for Hyperion and his gang? Rated T+ Cover price $3.99.
Written by Brendan Fletcher. Art and Cover by Annie Wu. Dinah Lance hits the road! After years as a soldier and vigilante, the LAST place Dinah saw herself is on stage…but she's quickly learning she'd die to protect the gang of misfits she's fallen into. And she just might have to - for some reason, the newly rechristened band Black Canary seems to be a magnet for trouble…and Dinah's not gonna believe it when she finds out the reason why! Martial arts, super-spies, and rock 'n' roll combine! Cover price $2.99.
Written by Michael Moreci and Tim Daniel. Art and Cover by Colin Lorimer. When their protection goes up in flames, Dana and Aban find themselves completely on their own in search of the serial killer. They're forced to go straight for Renfro, which means infiltrating an area controlled by terror groups and arms dealers. Little do they know, Asag's newest ally is someone very familiar. Cover price $3.99.
Secret Wars: Last Days - Written by C. Willow Wilson. Art by Takeshi Miyagawa. Cover by Kris Anka. When the world is about to end, do you still keep fighting? From the moment Kamala put on her costume, she's been challenged, but nothing has prepared her for this: the Last Days of the Marvel Universe. Fists up, let's do this, Jersey City. Plus a VERY special guest appearance fans have been clamoring for! Rated T+ Cover price $2.99.
Secret Wars: Warzones - Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art and Cover by Andrea Sorrentino. He may be an Old Man, but never before has the world needed Logan as much as it does now. The people he loved have become mere memories. The world that he loved has decayed, becoming a festering Wasteland. But in a world devoid of heroes, even someone who is the best there is at what he does may find themselves overmatched by evil. Parental Advisory Cover price $3.99.
Story, Art and Cover by Jason Shawn Alexander. In this sci-fi/horror saga, Corinne White attempts to reconcile with the ghosts of her violent past, literally, as she trudges through a world of dystopian cityscapes, reanimated corpses, & ganglands full of animal human hybrids. Cover price $3.50.
Written by Curt Pires. Art and Cover by David Rubin. Four childhood friends discover a box of strange books that, when read aloud, can transport them to the beautiful, imaginary worlds described within. But when one of them goes missing, the others vow never to reveal where they've been and what they've seen. Years later, when one of the remaining kids, now an adult, also mysteriously disappears, it's up to the last two of the group to dig up their dusty books to find him and finally figure out what happened to their friend all those years ago. Cover price $3.99.
Written by John Allison. Art and Cover by Lissa Treiman. Are drugs good, bad, or indifferent? Daisy is going to discover the truth for herself when she makes friends with the very fun Erin, who gives her some pills. Unfortunately, Daisy's Granny decides it's the perfect time for a surprise visit, and it'll be up to Esther and Susan to help her keep it together. Cover price $3.99.
Written by Amanda Conner & Various. Art by Stéphane Roux. Cover by Amanda Conner. Hey, remember the panel gutter between panels 3 and 4 of page 20 of HARLEY QUINN #12? What? You DON'T? It's only, like, the most memorable panel gutter of the twenty-first century. Well, either way, have we got the miniseries for you, in which the full tale of that momentous and momentary pause can be told! It's a cosmic adventure beyond your wildest imaginings: Power Girl and Harley Quinn, stranded in a forgotten dimension, on the homeworld of the amorous warlord Vartox! They'll sacrifice anything they have to in order to get home…except their dignity! Kidding! That'll be the first thing to go. Cover price $3.99.
Written by Paul Tobin. Art by Sandy Jarrell. Cover by Jonathan Lau. The chips are down and there's only one thing Jim can to to save the day: HE GOTTA GET THE JUNGLE (hic) DRUNK! Jump on for (hic) humongous battles filled with lasers and (hic) Beast-Men and Hawkmen and Snake-Ladies and seriously, Jim gets the jungle (hic) drunk. Cover price $3.99.
Written by Roger Langridge. Art by Jeremy Treece. Cover by Chip Zdarsky. PSYCHIC FIRE! Mandrake's home is INVADED, and the HORRENDOUS terrors he keeps at bay are UNLEASHED! Can The Magician put the evil back in the bottle, or will the earth be consumed by ancient forces STARVING for POWER and PAIN!? Cover price $3.99.
Written by Greg Rucka. Art by Michael Lark. Cover by Owen Freeman. NEW STORY ARC: 'POISON,' Part One The Families are at war, Malcolm hovers at death's door in the wake of Hock's assassination attempt, and Forever must hold the line against enemies from without as well as within...including her siblings. Cover price $3.50.
Written by Ian Flynn & Various. Art by Ben Bates & Various. Cover by Evan Stanley & Various. All-New Direct Market-Exclusive Special! There are so many epic battles in the Sonic/Mega Man crossover event that the biggest brawls of the bunch have exploded into their very own book! This extra-special bonus issue features exciting duels spilling over from the pages of the much-talked about 'Worlds Unite' event, and feature an all-star cast of creators! Watch Mega Man bring the ruckus to the Deadly Six, the Maverick Hunters ultimate showdown with Vile and Dr. Light's Robot Masters tussle with the unstoppable power of hero-turned-uber-villain Sonic Man! Cover price $3.99.
The New Crusaders return in this new Dark Circle Comics Special! Still reeling from the shocking death of their teammate during the events of New Crusaders: Rise of the Heroes, the group has no time to rest as a new threat attacks Impact City. There’s no room for failure—the brutal Ragnarok claims to wield the power of a god, and has no problem sending the heroes home in bodybags. Can the New Crusaders pull themselves together and avert catastrophe?
Written by Jeremy Whitley. Art and Cover by Emily Martin and Brett Grunig. Adrienne and Bedelia are off to the swamp to rescue Adrienne's sister Angoisse, but when a crash landing leaves them separated and stranded in a swamp full of dangerous creatures, Adrienne, Bedelia, and Sparky must face their fears just to find each other. Cover price $3.99.
Written by Brian Joines and Jay Faerber. Art by Ilias Kyriazis and Ron Riley. Cover by Ilias Kyriazis. Discover the origin of Luminary...and also the SECRET origin of Liminary. Cover price $3.50.
A team-up set up by SWORDS OF SORROW’s Gail Simone, featuring the writer that she hand-picked: Leah Moore! Irene Adler has been many things in her young life, a fugitive, a master of disguise and a femme fatale, but even she is surprised to find herself made bounty hunter, tracking savage foes across the grimy streets of London. In a far off world, defending Barsoom against an influx of trespassers, Princess Dejah Thoris is ready to put the guilty to her sword. Now, the world-colliding events of SWORDS OF SORROW have brought these dangerous women together… and the fate of planets hang in the balance!
Written by Matt Hawkins. Art and Cover by Linda Sejic. Set in the Honorverse from the bestselling military science fiction novels by DAVID WEBER, this is the first-ever completely original comics story arc! Honor Harrington's uncle, last seen investigating a Vegas-like space station for its use of Mesan genetic slaves, is now missing and she takes a leave of absence from the military to find him deep in Solarian territory. Cover price $3.99.
Written by Meredith Finch. Art and Cover by David Finch and Jonathan Glapion. A daring new direction begins with the arrival of a brand-new villain! But while he may be new to us, he's not new to the world he seeks to tame. And speaking of villains, Donna Troy's quest to destroy Wonder Woman ratchets up another gear (if that's even possible!), while the games of the Gods bring dark portents to the ultimate Amazon! Cover price $3.99.
Volume 1 - 1st printing. "Welcome to Gotham Academy!" Collects Gotham Academy (2014 DC) #1-6. Written by Becky Cloonan and Brendan Fletcher. Art and cover by Karl Kerschl. Gotham City's most prestigious prep school is a very strange place. It's got a spooky campus, oddball teachers, and rich benefactors always dropping by...like that weirdo Bruce Wayne. But nothing is as strange as the students! Like, what's up with Olive Silverlock? Is she crazy or what? Where did she go last summer? And what's the deal with her creepy mom? And how come that freshman Maps is always following her around? And is she still going out with Kyle? P.S. Did you hear the rumor about the ghost in the North Hall?! Softcover, 160 pages, full color. Cover price $14.99.
Written by Noelle Stevenson. Art and Cover by Sanford Greene. The best and brightest teens from all corners of Battleworld are chosen to attend a prestigious school on the planet's capital! But what does the new class do when they discover the school's beloved headmaster is actually a diabolical super villain?
Written by Mark Russell. Art and Cover by Ben Caldwell. Meet Beth Ross, the first teenaged President of the United States. In a nation where corporations can run for office, the poor are used as human billboards, and tacos are delivered by drone, our only hope is this nineteen-year-old Twitter sensation. But the real question isn't whether she's ready for politics - it's whether politics is ready for her. Don't miss the start of this new, 12-issue miniseries! Cover price $2.99.