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NEW COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable Releases 5/25/16


This week's two shocking developments include the much-ballyhooed DC Universe Rebirth #1 issue laying out DC Comics' restructuring plan and Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 where Cap reveals a shocking secret. Both are lighting up the internet with reactions as only the internet can. In other less polarizing news, this week has a bunch of great books like the return of Afterlife with Archie, Tomboy, Monstress, Shaft: Imitation of Life, Tokyo Ghost, Secret Six, and more. Also, check out David Walker's latest, Nighthawk #1, with Ramon Villalobos from Marvel. Happy reading!



NEW COMIC BOOK DAY 5/25/16 by Slidely Slideshow



Written by Geoff Johns. Art by Gary Frank & Various. Cover by Gary Frank. It all begins here. Do not skip to the last page. Do not let a friend or message board ruin this comic for you. The future (and past) of the DC Universe starts here. Don't say we didn't warn you! THEY SAID IT: 'Rebirth is about focusing in on the core of the character and their respective universe,' says writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. 'It brings back what has been lost, the legacy of the characters, the love and the hope of the DCU!' Cover price $2.99.


Betty: RIP: Part 4 - Written by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa. Art and Cover by Francesco Francavilla. The Horror began in Riverdale when Reggie Mantle struck and killed Jughead's beloved pooch Hot Dog. Since then, Reggie has been living with this secret knowledge-and terrible guilt. With no one to talk to about it, Reggie has started to crack under the strain. He is seeing visions of his dead friends - or are they literal ghosts? When an act of kindness prompts a confession from him, Reggie must decide for himself, once and for all-is there any good within him? Or is Reggie, as we've always suspected, beyond redemption? For TEEN+ Readers. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Marjorie M. Liu. Art and Cover by Sana Takeda. END OF STORY ARC Maika and her friends face betrayal and death, and only the monster inside-and her growing relationship with it-can save them. MONSTRESS will return in August. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Ian Flynn. Art by Jim Amash and Tracy Yardley. Cover by Dan Schoening and Luis Antonio Delgado. Dr. EGGMAN gets CRACKING in 'Eggman's Dozen' Part Three: Dr. Eggman has assembled his evil Egg Bosses to take back his Egg Refinery from the Naugus Twins! The plan seems straight forward enough, but what happens when the Eggman's minions can't work together? Can the mad doctor scramble to survive or will his shaky alliances leave him fried? Cover price $3.99.


Written by Garth Ennis. Art by Simon Coleby. Cover by Francesco Francavilla. As the bombing campaign against Hitler's Reich gets going in earnest, the Tuskegee squadrons find themselves facing the elite of the German fighter force. But as word spreads of the red-tailed Mustangs and their exploits against the foe, not everyone on the American side is 100% behind them… Cover price $3.99.


Written by Justin Jordan. Art and Cover by Juan Gedeon. Normal, everyday Kashas are usually quite the problem for Strayer, so why is he happy to see a giant one? This action-packed series full of swords, monsters and adventure takes no rest as Justin Jordan and Juan Gedeon kick things into high gear! Cover price $3.99.



Written by Andrew Wheeler. Art and Cover by Paulina Ganucheau. After Misty's (semi) successful bank heist, the kingdom of Grimoire is on high alert. Shadeling spies are everywhere, and Misty and her friends must rely on their wits to keep their rebellion under wraps. Even so, they're closer than ever to overthrowing Badlug! Now if only they could find a good king to replace him... Cover price $3.99.


Written by Jason Aaron. Art and Cover by Leinil Francis Yu. Will Leia be able to save a prison full of Imperial forces? Or will the mastermind of the takeover strike back against the Empire? Find out as 'Rebel Jail' concludes! Rated T Cover price $3.99.


Written by David Walker. Art by Dietrich Smith. Cover by Matthew Clarke. The only thing John Shaft wanted was a simple case, one where no one got hurt or killed. He figured working as a consultant on a low budget film would be easy money. He was wrong… dead wrong. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Nick Spencer. Art and Cover by Jesus Saiz. He's back! The original Sentinel of Liberty returns, with a new shield, a new team, and a new mission! And he's not the only one who's back! Like the saying goes-- cut off one LIMB, two more will take its place! HAIL HYDRA! Rated T+ Cover price $4.99.


Written by David Walker. Art by Ramon Villalobos. Cover by Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz. Straight from the pages of SQUADRON SUPREME comes one of the most brutal super heroes of the Marvel Universe. Nighthawk is Chicago's dark protector, dispensing swift, decisive justice to those that truly deserve it. When the city's shadiest power brokers turn up murdered in gristly ways, the apparent work of an inventive serial killer, Nighthawk must ask himself, Does this predator deserve to be caught? Who is the killer? What is he after? What does he want from Nighthawk? To answer these questions, Nighthawk must first look in the mirror. Parental Advisory Cover price $3.99.


Written by Gail Simone. Art by Tom Derenick. Cover by Dale Eaglesham. It's a big turning point for the Secret Six and all of their friends are attending the party. It's Strix versus Shiva! The Six versus the League of Assassins! The return of a beloved DC hero! All this and scrambled eggs too, in this funky, freaky issue. Cover price $2.99.


Written by Jim Lee & Various. Art by Hank Porter. Cover by Jim Lee. Those meddling kids-Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and their dog, Scooby-Doo-get more ghost-debunking than they bargained for when faced with a fundamental change in their world. The apocalypse has happened. Old rules about logic no longer apply. The creatures of the night are among us, and the crew of the Magical Mystery Machine has to fight to survive-because in the apocalyptic badlands of the near-future, the horrors are real! This new monthly series takes Scooby and the gang to a whole new level and features character designs by comics superstar Jim Lee! Cover price $3.99.


Story, Art and Cover by Mia Goodwin. The Trent List is getting shorter as Addison continues to rack up her kills, but just as she reaches the top of her game, her adversaries make their move. Detective Tico and his crew get their hands on the Wolf of Rivergrove, but have they finally caught Addison or is it a case of mistaken identity? Cover price $3.99.



Written by Rick Remender. Art and Cover by Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth. The Tokyo Ghost has come to liberate New Los Angeles from the stranglehold of Flak Industries. But the powerful don't go down without a fight, and this fight's about to get ugly. Cover price $3.99.


Written by B. Clay Moore. Art by Jacob Wyatt. Cover by Sean K. Dove. A cast member dies as Byrd and friends find themselves attending a funeral, but they're not alone. The past is coming back to haunt all involved, and this funeral in paradise won't be the last. Cover price $3.99.


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