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NEW COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases 4/6/16

This week's most anticipated new comic is without a doubt Marvel's 'Black Panther' #1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Stelfreeze, and Laura Martin. With the character's forthcoming appearance in 'Captain America: Civil War' this May, a solo movie in 2018, and reissuing of Christopher Priest's run on the comic, the timing couldn't be better for this beloved fan favorite. Having an extremely talented creative team behind the new series doesn't hurt either. Hope you preordered because this one is going to sell out.

Not too far behind in hot new books, is Marvel's Poe Dameron #1 and Grant Morrison's Wonder Woman: Earth One. Cameron Stewart, Brendan Fletcher, and Babs Tarr conclude their game-changing work on Batgirl with issue 50. To no one's surprise, workaholic Mark Millar has another new book out, Empress #1. Dynamite has Miss Fury #1, Army of Darkness: Furious Road #2, Vampirella #2 among others out today.  Aftershock Comics has a trifecta of their own with Dreaming Eagles #4, Replica #5, and Rough Riders #1. Don't miss Interceptor #4 from Donny Cates and Dylan Burnett and the rest of this week's recommendations. Happy reading.

NEW COMIC BOOK DAY 4/6 by Slidely Slideshow

1st printing. Written by Grant Morrison. Art and cover by Yanick Paquette. In this new installment of the New York Times best-selling Earth One original graphic novel line, Grant Morrison (THE MULTIVERSITY) joins with Yanick Paquette (SWAMP THING, BATMAN, INC.) to reimagine Wonder Woman for a new era. Encompassing the vision of her original creator, William Moulton Marston, Morrison presents a Diana who yearns to break free from her mother and the utopian society on Paradise Island to learn about the forbidden outside world. Her dreams may come true when Air Force pilot Steve Trevor crashes on their shores, and she must defy the laws of the Amazons to return him to Man's World. Is she ready for the culture shock that awaits her in America? And is the world ready for this Wonder Woman? Hardcover, 144 pages, full color. Cover price $22.99.

Written by Donny Cates. Art and Cover by Dylan Burnett. As Poli suits up to overthrow the vampire city of New Wallachia, Weep and her family-Hey, you know what? I'm gonna level with you here, this issue is like 90% mech suit destruction. it's insane and great and please order it. Cover price $3.99.

(W/A) Various (CA) Rafa Knight
Get ready for fun & adventure, it's Sonic Super Digest! Don't miss all the excitement and action you love in stories from the Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, and Sonic Boom comic series! Sonic and his friends embark on daring adventures, face evil villains and save the day one chili dog at a time! Spin into the fun that only Archie Comics and Sonic Super Digest can bring! Featuring awesome new cover art from CG artist supreme Rafa Knight and story and art from the biggest names in Sonic comics history!

Written by Mark Waid. Art and Cover by Veronica Fish. Hiram Lodge finally learns who his daughter, Veronica, is dating. And when he realizes that it's the boy who destroyed their mansion-to-be, his resulting rage will upend the entire town of Riverdale in this next installment of the best-selling all-new Archie series! Cover price $3.99.

Written by Cameron Stewart and Brendan Fletcher. Art and Cover by Babs Tarr. It's the explosive conclusion of the epic that changed Barbara Gordon forever! The enemy lurking at the edges of Batgirl's life has been revealed, as have the gang of heroes assembled to help her! From this point on, Batgirl doesn't walk alone! It's an extra-sized celebration of the greatest hero Burnside has ever known! Cover price $4.99.

Written by John Allison. Art by Max Sarin. Cover by Lissa Treiman. Daisy visits Esther's hometown to convince her to come back to University, while Susan spends her Easter break far away from her Northampton problems. Cover price $3.99.

Written by Paul Jenkins. Art and Cover by Andy Clarke. In which we meet Number 5 - a legal genius who was undercooked during the cloning process and came out half-baked. In which Trevor and the gang at the Precinct run afoul of the dreaded Scarlet Empire. In which our trusty heroes go for a 'round of golf' and decide instead to undertake a naked assault on an alien Embassy. Because, you know… Tuesday. Cover price $3.99.

Written by Adam Glass. Art and Cover by Pat Oliffe. Led by a young Theodore Roosevelt, a motley crew of soon-to-be American legends must work together to solve a mystery that threatens all of existence. Harry Houdini - street magician and master of misdirection. Annie Oakley - a washed-up entertainer, eager for a chance to prove herself in a real war. Jack Johnson - an undefeated brawler and the son of ex-slaves, determined to get his shot at the heavyweight championship… When a terrifying alien technology destroys the USS Maine, these unlikely allies set sail for bloody Cuba, into the heart of a brewing conflict, to wage a shadow war against the greatest threat mankind has ever known. Before they were famous, they were… ROUGH RIDERS. Cover price $1.99.

Written by Steve Orlando. Art by Aco and Hugo Petrus. Cover by Aco. At last, it's the moment we've all been waiting for: Apollo returns! Midnighter's caught in the crossfire between the Suicide Squad and Spyral-now he must team up with his ex to stop Henry Bendix from creating a monster! Cover price $2.99.

Written by Tom King. Art by Mitch Gerads. Cover by John Paul Leon. Now that Chris and Nassir have stuck their noses where some people wish they hadn't, everyone seeks shelter behind the gates of the American stronghold within the Baghdad Green Zone. When both Chris and Nassir's wife Fatima are unable to sleep, they have an unlikely meeting of the minds and share their experiences from the War on Terror. By morning, Chris will see the Iraqi woman in a whole new light. Now a 12-issue miniseries! Mature Readers Cover price $3.99.

Written by Nancy A. Collins. Art by Kewber Baal. Cover by Gabriel Hardman. Twenty years from now, the world has fallen to the Deadite invasion. The remains of civilization is holed up in what was once the city of Lansing, Michigan - now renamed simply 'Alive.' It is up to the Chosen One, the Keeper of the dread Necronomicon Ex Mortis, a.k.a. Ashley 'Ash' Williams, and a rag-tag group of humans and monsters - including the Daughter of Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, and the witch Heckuba - to save humanity and send the Deadites back to Hell. But to do that, they must first battle their way past Ash's evil twin, The General, and his demonic Army of Darkness with the help of a werewolf biker gang, Dracula and his Brides, and Ash's custom Murder-Mobile. Cover price $3.99.

(W) Kate Leth (A) Eman Casallos (CA) Chrissie Zullo
Vampirella makes her stage debut as an icon, but the spotlight can be deadly. Everyone in Hollywood seems to have their secrets, from the mysterious Slade to Vampi's new agent, Juliette Court. As her star rises, so do... (wait for it) ...the STAKES!

Written by Rob Williams. Art by Jim Lee and Scott Williams. Cover by Sean "Cheeks" Galloway. Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, M.D., welcomes you to Evil Anonymous, the support group for super villains in need; where no problem is too insane or homicidal, and where discretion is assured as only a clown princess of crime can-which is to say, not at all. But when Harley Quinn starts using her patients' own evil schemes against them, it turns out that a much bigger, far more dangerous, and truly life-altering joke is being played on her. Cover price $4.99.

Written by Corinna Bechko. Art by Jonathan Lau. Cover by Tula Lotay. The Golden Age heroine returns! New York during the Second World War is a place of mystery and intrigue, but with all our boys fighting in Europe, who will stand up to the forces of darkness at home? Miss Fury is ready to step into the breach, but even she doesn't understand the shadow she carries within herself. Is it a force of good or of evil? And can she learn to control it in time to stop the deadly attack that threatens to destroy the Big Apple? Cover price $3.99.

A Nation Under Our Feet: Part 1 - Written by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Art and Cover by Brian Stelfreeze. A new era for the Black Panther starts here! Written by MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner TA-NEHISI COATES (Between the World and Me) and illustrated by living legend BRIAN STELFREEZE, 'A Nation Under Our Feet' is a story about dramatic upheaval in Wakanda and the Black Panther's struggle to do right by his people as their ruler. The indomitable will of Wakanda -- the famed African nation known for its vast wealth, advanced technology and warrior traditions -- has long been reflected in the will of its monarchs, the Black Panthers. But now the current Black Panther, T'Challa, finds that will tested by a superhuman terrorist group called The People that has sparked a violent uprising among the citizens of Wakanda. T'Challa knows the country must change to survive -- the question is, will the Black Panther survive the change? Rated T+ Cover price $4.99.

Written by Charles Soule and Chris Eliopoulos. Art and Cover by Phil Noto. AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES SPINNING OUT OF STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS! Poe Dameron, former Republic flyer turned Resistance fighter, is the best pilot in the galaxy. Hand-picked for the resistance by General Leia Organa to lead a squadron on a top secret and vital mission...Poe sets off investigating sites of historical importance to the Force. Revealing backstory leading directly into the holidays' greatest adventure, follow Poe and his X-Wing squadron on covert missions against the First Order! Rated T Cover price $4.99.

(W) Josh S. Henaman (A) Andy Taylor, Tamra Bonvillain (CA) Axur Eneas
Having successfully evaded giant desert fire ants, blood-sucking moth-vampires and murderous Turonian Jungle poachers, Bigfoot and Bagworm find themselves bloodied, beaten and at the feet of the Great Lord Jeoffa and the murderous Korovan Muspin, the Red Demon of the Desert! Variant cover by Axur Eneas!

Written by Mark Millar. Art and Cover by Stuart Immonen. Imagine you're married to the worst bad guy from your favorite sci-fi movie. An alien dictator feared throughout the universe, who will kill you if you leave -- but you need to escape for the sake of your three children. All you have are your wits, your bodyguard, and three guns. Welcome to EMPRESS, your new favorite comic. RATED T+ Cover price $3.99.

Written by Nick Spencer. Art and Cover by Steve Lieber. A story of the crooked cops, scheming mobsters, and corrupt politicians that run things-and the sex toy that can bring them all down. Oh, and the hero is a drug-sniffing beagle named Pretzels. Bad people do bad things to each other in this frenetic, outrageous, sometimes off-putting new caper! If you liked classic crime comics like CRIMINAL and 100 Bullets we apologize in advance for letting you down! Cover price $3.99.


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