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NEW COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable Releases 2/22/17


NEW COMIC BOOK DAY 2/22/17 by Slidely Slideshow
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There are some exciting new titles this week. 'The Old Guard' #1 by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez, 'Heathen' #1 by Natasha Alterici, 'Elektra' #1 by Matt Owens and Juan Cabal, 'Justice League of America' #1 by Steve Orlando and Ivan Reis, 'Darkness Visible' #1 by Mike Carey, Arvind Ethan David and Brendan Cahill, and some great new trade paperbacks. Check out this week's latest on-going books too - 'Loose Ends' #2, 'KISS: The Demon' #2, 'Ghost Rider' #4, 'Jughead' #13, 'Joyride' #10, 'The Circle' #3, and so many more. Happy reading!





(W) Amy Chu, Erik Burnham (A) Eman Casallos (CA) Kyle Strahm
After the sudden death of his father, Sam Jr. takes over the Blackwell family company. Milo's family moves to California and Kimi gets a scholarship to study abroad. Despite being apart, the former bandmates remain forever connected by their love of music and KISS. However, Sam's obsession with the band, and especially the Demon, takes on a new and potentially dangerous twist... The 2nd chapter in the prequel to the ongoing series.



(W) Ryan North (A/CA) Derek Charm
Reggie has won King for a Day! And it turns out his first act as King is to demand... that everyone else to form a band with him? Okay that's actually not so bad; I was expecting way worse from Reggie. Wait, never mind, I'm getting word that despite this very enjoyable and conflict-free premise, when Jughead plays around with the new music video for "The Reggies" and accidentally uploads an altered and embarrassing clip to the internet, everyone becomes enraged at our favorite crown-wearing hamburger-loving pal! Even Betty, and she's the greatest!


(W) Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly (A/CA) Marcus To
One year later, Dewydd is walking his own path...and attempting to break into a maximum security prison?



(W) Natasha Alterici (A) Natasha Alterici (CA) Tess Fowler
Aydis is a viking, a warrior, an outcast, and a self-proclaimed heathen. Aydis is friend to the talking horse Saga, rescuer of the immortal Valkyrie Brynhild, and battler of demons and fantastic monsters. Aydis is a woman. Born into a time of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women, she is on a mission to end the oppressive reign of the god-king Odin.



(W) Rafer Roberts (A) Juan Jose Ryp (A/CA) Darick Robertson
Retaliation!

Faith Herbert, the heart and soul of the Harbinger Renegades, has been captured! Now, Peter Stanchek, Kris Hathaway, and John Torkelson must put their powers to practice and rescue their beloved ally from a radicalized group of psiots bent on fraying the fabric of society. But as the rechristened Renegades make their move, their newfound rivals strike first by making Peter an offer he can't refuse. As the clock ticks closer to tragedy, will the omega-level harbinger make a do-or-die decision to save his friends... or himself?

Valiant's latest smash-hit series fires back onto the frontline as multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and superstar artist Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys) present the final moment of truth!



(W) Damon Clark (A/CA) Alyzia Zherno
The ritual has begun with the spilling of blood, and Christian's soul is cursed forever... unless he can do the only thing that can reverse the ritual. Christian must kill all of his friends.



(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Chris Sprouse (CA) Brian Stelfreeze
"A NATION UNDER OUR FEET" CONCLUSION!
•  The combined fury of T'Challa, Shuri, Manifold and the Hatut Zeraze rains down upon Tetu and Zenzi's rebellion. But will there be anything left of Wakanda to rule?
•  The critically acclaimed storyline comes to an end and leaves behind a startling new status quo...
Rated T



(W) Felipe Smith (A) Danillo Beyruth (CA) Felipe Smith
"FOUR ON THE FLOOR" CONTINUES!
•  That purple monster from space is STILL wreaking havoc across the West Coast...
•  Even the combined efforts of the Hulk, Wolverine, and Silk can't stop it!
•  Time for the Ghost Rider to clean up their mess...
•  Guest-starring the AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.!
Rated T+



(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen
"ORBITAL MECHANICS," Part Three-Driller's terrible secret is revealed to Andy, and their uneasy alliance is shattered. Meanwhile, across the galaxy, Tim-21, Quon, and Telsa make their way to the ocean planet of Mata where the secrets of The Harvesters may finally be revealed!



(W) Jason Latour (A/CA) Chris Brunner
In the wake of the worst night of their lives, Sonny and Cheri are wanted and on the run. Vicious drug cartels and crooked cops lie in wait on the road before them, but tonight it's the past that looms largest in the rearview mirror...


(W) Marjorie M. Liu (A/CA) Sana Takeda
Maika confronts the ghost of an evil thought long dead...and discovers crucial answers to her past...




The Old Guard #1 

(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Leandro Fernandez
Eisner-winning writer GREG RUCKA (LAZARUS, BLACK MAGICK, Wonder Woman) and critically acclaimed artist LEANDRO FERNANDEZ (THE DISCIPLINE, Deadpool, Punisher: MAX) team up together to introduce THE OLD GUARD, the story of old soldiers who never die...and yet cannot seem to fade away. Trapped in an immortality without explanation, Andromache of Scythia - "Andy" - and her comrades ply their trade for those who can find-and afford-their services. But in the 21st century, immortality is a hard secret to keep, and when you live long enough, you learn that there are many fates worse than death.



Darkness Visible #1 

(W) Mike Carey, Arvind Ethan David (A) Brendan Cahill
From bestselling author and screenwriter Mike Carey (Unwritten, Lucifer, Girl with All the Gifts) and Arvind Ethan David (Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency) comes an all-new, original world of darkness and demons.

When the demons came, humanity reluctantly learned to share the world with another sentient race. Eighty years later, this uneasy co-existence has spawned an endless terrorist conflict. Detective Daniel Aston, charged with being the thin blue line between the two sides, is tested to the limit when a demon sets up house inside his soul. But to save his daughter, he'll pay any price-including genocide.



Elektra #1 

(W) Matt Owens (A) Juan Cabal
CASINO BATTLE ROYALE!
Running from her tumultuous past, ELEKTRA attempts to lose herself in a vibrant sea of neon, noise and anonymity: LAS VEGAS. But how long can a former ninja assassin really hope to escape the vortex of violence that encompasses her life...especially when there's a new player in Sin City that has her in his sights for his newest game? Enter: Arcade.


Justice League of America #1
(W) Steve Orlando (A/CA) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
Meet the Extremists-self-proclaimed saviors from another Earth, they thirst for peace, prosperity and total submission to the will of their leader, Lord Havok! How can the newly assembled JLA stop this group of misguided maniacs before the Extremists unleash their own unique-not to mention dangerous!-brand of law and order on our chaotic world?  


The Kamandi Challenge #2
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Neal Adams (CA) Kenneth Rocafort
After the thrilling events of issue #1, writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Neal Adams rescue the Last Boy on Earth and send him on his next adventure. Now, Kamandi must save Tiger King Caesar and his people from impending doom. Will he be the hero they need? Or will he use the chaos of the situation to escape for good?


Jim Henson's Power of the Dark Crystal #1
(W) Simon Spurrier (A) Nichole Matthews, Kelly Matthews
In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal, return to the world of Thra in an official sequel to the beloved fantasy film. Discover an all-new race of creatures called Firelings that live in a realm near the planet's core, based on official character designs by Brian Froud. Years have passed since the events of the original film, and though Jen and Kira have ruled Thra as King and Queen, bringing Gelfling back to the land, they have become distracted by power and can no longer feel or see the needs of the world the way they once did. Thurma is a young Fireling tasked with stealing a shard of the Dark Crystal to restore power to her realm. Along the way she'll befriend the young Gelfling Kensho, bring back the Skeksis and Mystics, and embark on one incredible adventure.



Starstruck Old Proldiers Never Die #1
(W) Elaine Lee (A/CA) Michael William Kaluta

A glorious Starstruck mini-series of Lee & Kaluta's classic space-opera! A rollicking adventure featuring Harry Palmer, the Galactic Girl Guides, and other favorites from this classic series. This re-mastered and expanded series features approximately 50% all-new artwork by legendary comics illustrator Michael Kaluta. Each episode includes a single chapter as well as a glossary written by Lee and illustrated by Kaluta.



Graphic Novel Highlights


Snotgirl Vol 01 Green Hair Don't Care TP
(W) Bryan Lee O'Malley (A/CA) Leslie Hung
From bestselling BRYAN LEE O'MALLEY (Scott Pilgrim) and superstar newcomer LESLIE HUNG! Lottie Person is a glamorous fashion blogger living her best life-at least that's what she wants you to think. The truth is, her friends are terrible people, her boyfriend traded her up for someone younger, her allergies are out of control, and she may or may not have killed somebody! SNOTGIRL, VOL. 1 is the perfect introduction to one of 2016's most buzzed-about titles! Collects SNOTGIRL #1-5.
Cover Price: $9.99


Wonder Woman (Rebirth) Vol 01 The Lies TP
(W) Greg Rucka (A) Liam Sharp
New York Times best-selling writer Greg Rucka returns to WONDER WOMAN! After suffering an unimaginable loss, Diana must rebuild her mission as Earth's ultimate protector and champion. However, in the midst of her grief, her Lasso of Truth stopped working! Start down the rabbit hole as dark secrets from Wonder Woman's past unravel her present! This new title collects WONDER WOMAN #1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11, plus WONDER WOMAN: REBIRTH #1.
Cover Price: $16.99


Batman Night of the Monster Men HC
(W) Steve Orlando & Various (A) Riley Rossmo & Various
The first crossover of the "Rebirth" era is here! As a huge storm approaches Gotham City, Batman, Batwoman and Nightwing try and prepare for the worst, but nothing can prepare them for enormous monsters rampaging through the streets! Batman will need all of his allies to unite in order to stop these mad science monsters from tearing their city apart! Will the Dark Knight, Batwoman, Nightwing, Robin, Spoiler, Orphan and Clayface be enough? And who is the mastermind behind it all? Collects BATMAN #7-8, NIGHTWING #5-6 and DETECTIVE COMICS #941-942.
Cover Price: $24.99


Green Lantern The Silver Age Omnibus Vol 01 HC
(W) John Broome, Gardner Fox (A) Gil Kane & Various (CA) Darwyn Cooke
A dying alien. A fearless test pilot. A ring of nearly limitless power. And a solemn vow to battle evil wherever it may be found. So begins one of comics' greatest sagas, and one of the medium's most enduring heroes-the story of Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern of Sector 2814! In these stories from SHOWCASE #22-24 and GREEN LANTERN #1-35, Green Lantern first meets the Guardians of the Universe and faces foes including Sinestro, the Weaponers of Qward, Sonar, Star Sapphire and many more!
Cover Price: $99.99


(W) David Walker (A) Dietrich Smith (CA) Matthew Clark
After a high-profile case puts him in the headlines, private detective John Shaft is looking for something low profile and easy that will keep him out of the spotlight, out of danger. Shaft takes a missing person case that proves to be more difficult than he initially thought. At the same time, he is hired to be a consultant on a low budget film that may or may not be based on his life, and proves to be as dangerous as any job he's ever had. But when there's danger all about, John Shaft is the cat that won't cop out - even if it means squaring off against sadistic gangsters that want him dead.


Manga Highlights


Erased GN Vol 1
(W/A/CA) Kei Sanbe
The source material of the breathtaking anime series gets its own, deluxe English language release at last! Satoru Fujinuma flounders through life. Amid his daily drudgery, he finds himself in the grip of an incredible, inexplicable, and uncontrollable phenomenon that rewinds time, a condition that seems to only make his drab life worse. But then, one day, everything changes. A terrible incident forever changes Satoru's life as he knows it, and with it comes a "Revival" that sends Satoru eighteen years into the past! In the body of his boyhood self, Satoru encounters sights he never imagined he would see again - the smile of his mother, alive and well, his old friends, and Kayo Hinazuki, the girl who was kidnapped and murdered when he was a boy the first time around. To return to the present and prevent the tragedy that brought him back to his childhood in the first place, Satoru begins plotting a way to change Hinazuki's fate. But up against the clock and a faceless evil, does eleven-year-old Satoru even stand a chance?
Cover Price: $30



Smokin Parade GN Vol 1
From the creators of Deadman Wonderland comes a new action series sure to keep fans on the edge of their seats. Youkou lives in a future where organ transplants are common and available to all, but life's not as idyllic as it seems; it turns out a nefarious organization is using that technology for their own evil ends! Only the elite squad Jackalope has any chance of stopping them before it's too late.

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