Skip to main content

NEW COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable Releases 3/29/17


NEW COMIC BOOK DAY 3/29/17 by Slidely Slideshow

This week is loaded with so much comic book goodness we had to cut off the recommendations at 23. Let's start with the #1s. Vault Comics has come out strong with titles like Heathen and Fissure. Karma Police #1 by Chris Lewis and Jasen Smith is the fledgling publisher's latest gem. Dynamite has Doc Savage: Ring of Fire #1, Marvel debuts X-Men Prime #1 and Inhumans Prime #1, and DC Comics has some crazy crossovers with Hanna Barbara icons like Green Lantern & Space Ghost #1.

Check out this week's trade paperbacks like Henchgirl, The Hillbilly, Black Hammer, and more. Happy Reading!




(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Michael Lark
"Cull," Part Five
Vassalovka strikes. The Beast is unchained. Forever suffers a devastating loss.


(W) Marguerite Bennett (A/CA) Ariela Kristantina
As the mystery of the Parisian Monstress lures Lady and Mariah deep into the catacombs beneath the city, our heroes discover that the Medusa is not the only evil that seeks them...  From the writer of the break-out hit Animosity, DC Comics' Bombshells, and Marvel's A-Force.


(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dean Ormston
Once they were heroes. Now, banished from existence by a multiversal crisis, the old champions of Spiral City lead simple lives in a timeless farming town. But as they attempt to free themselves from this strange purgatory, a mysterious stranger works to bring them back into action for one last adventure! Collects issues #1-6 of the series.


(W) Cullen Bunn, Matt Kindt, Gerard Way, Jo?lle Jones, Jamie S. Rich, Kurtis J. Wiebe, Mike Mignola, Jeff Lemire, Brian Wood (A) Matt Kindt, Jo?lle Jones, Mike Mignola, Tyler Crook, Dean Ormston, Mack Chater, Gabriel Ba, Mindy Lee
Dark Horse's top talent invite you to find your next binge read! This anthology includes Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá's The Umbrella Academy #1, Mike Mignola's Hellboy in Hell #1, Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich's Lady Killer #1, Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston's Black Hammer #1, Matt and Sharlene Kindt's Dept. H #1, Brian Wood and Mack Chater's Briggs Land #1, Kurtis Wiebe and Mindy Lee's Bounty #1, and Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook's Harrow County #1. 

A deeply discounted collection of first issues for new or curious readers.


(W) Kristen Gudsnuk (A/CA) Kristen Gudsnuk
Mary Posa hates her job. She works long hours for little pay, no insurance, and worst of all, no respect. Her coworkers are jerks, and her boss doesn't appreciate her. He's also a supervillain. Cursed with a conscience, Mary would give anything to be something other than a henchgirl.

From the illustrator of Little, Brown Books' VIP: I'm With the Band. Collects issues #1-11 from Scout Comics.



ANIMOSITY #6 
DEC161181
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A/CA) Rafael de Latorre
When Jesse is abducted by humans, Sandor, her faithful and protective Bloodhound, will cut a swath of blood and bone through everything that stands in his path to find and rescue his beloved friend

From the writer of INSEXTS, BOMBSHELLS, and A-FORCE and artist of SUPERZERO.


(W) Delilah Dawson (A) Becca Farrow (CA) Ashley A. Woods
The women of Ladycastle finally feel like they're ready to fight, just as the next wave of the curse hits and werewolves descend upon the castle for a howling good time!


(W) Eric Powell (A/CA) Eric Powell
The first four issues and the ComiXology short story of Eric Powell's Appalachian fantasy series are collected here along with bonus sketch material!


(W) Chris Lewis (A) Jasen Smith (CA) Mike Spicer (A/CA) Tony Gregori
Jack Allen is a young woman who has been recognized as the reincarnation of a Tibetan monastery's holiest monk. Trained as a compassionate assassin, Jack soon discovers an enchanted dagger from her previous incarnation's bloody past. But she'll have to resist its lure to stop the violence surrounding her in the present.


ROUGH RIDERS RIDERS ON THE STORM #2
AFTERSHOCK COMICS

(W) Adam Glass (A) Pat Oliffe (CA) Pat Olliffe
Madman Leon Czolgosz has just shot President McKinley at the 1901 World's Fair. As the nation looks to Vice President Theodore Roosevelt for guidance, he calls upon his fellow ROUGH RIDERS to help him investigate the assassination attempt. As they dig deeper they unearth a WORLDWIDE CONSPIRACY that not only threatens the fabric of our society, but also pits the Rough Riders against some of history's most famous characters. Join this secret adventure of the greatest band of heroes that the world never knew. Welcome to ROUGH RIDERS BOOK II.


(W) Gail Simone (A) Walter Geovani (CA) Jenny Frison
The barrier between the known world and what lurks beneath crumbles as the Entities' true malevolence is unleashed on the world, and the moment Astrid Mueller has been preparing for comes with a wave of fire from above.  The death that reaches for you may be coming from the mirror!


(W) Fred Van Lente (A) Diego Bernard (CA) Khari Evans
A (literal) battle of the minds!

Generation Zero are trapped inside the Heroscape - a twisted, extra-dimensional realm where they can explore the world as it looks through someone else's eyes... And, unfortunately, it seems that most of their friends and neighbors have some pretty messed up stuff going on up there! They led insurgencies and counter-strikes, but can anything in this team's precision military training prepare them for the darkness that lurks at the heart of Rook's collective unconscious?


(W) Matt Kindt (A) Stephen Segovia (CA) Ryan Bodenheim
Darque destinies!

Once sworn enemies, Ninjak and the Shadow Seven have forged an uneasy alliance to accomplish their singular goal: kill Master Darque! But why can't Colin King shake the feeling that he's leading a suicide mission, or that his mysterious benefactor, Sandria Darque, isn't giving him the whole story? Ninjak's about to confront a terrifying truth...and the answers just might destroy him!


(W) Hope Larson (A) Inaki Miranda (CA) Bengal
Batgirl and Supergirl must team up to break into Arkham Asylum! In this all-new Rebirth annual Batgirl must seek Supergirl's help to solve a mystery that leads them to the heart of the most insane insane asylum there is! But what they discover - and who they discover - in Arkham will lead to a much, much bigger story!


(W) James TynionIV, Christopher Sebela, Howard Chaykin (A) Howard Chaykin (A/CA) Ariel Olivetti
Trapped in a strange rift in time, Green Lantern and Space Ghost are forced to battle a variety of foes - and each other! And even if they manage to survive, they will be thrown into a world with no concept of interstellar travel - or even what an alien is! Stripped of their weapons by a xenophobic culture, the duo will have to battle to regain them - but what happens when Space Ghost dons the Emerald Ring and Hal Jordan put on the Power Bands? And in the backup feature, Ruff and Reddy were once the toast of nightclubs, variety shows, late night chat fests and Broadway. Learn how they became the comedic duo of yesterday... before they hit rock-bottom today!


(W) Amy Chu, Erik Burnham (A) Eman Casallos (CA) Kyle Strahm
Sam Blackwell has grand visions for his company and his hometown. Already the city and the company look nothing like what his grandfather founded. Sam is a hero. But as he expands his empire, Kimi and Milo discover some unsettling secrets about Sam's master plan, and fear for the worst.  


(W) Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello (A) Klaus Janson, Frank Miller (A/CA) Andy Kubert
Baal's Kryptonian army has invaded Themyscira. Wonder Woman and the Amazons will show them why that was a deadly mistake.


(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Leandro Fernandez
PART TWO-The Old Guard is revealed. A new immortal is discovered. Things go sideways, fast.


(W) Bryan Hill (A) Isaac Goodhart (CA) Linda Sejic
To stop an internal uprising, Mark joins forces with Molly, the most dangerous person in Eden. His mother is brutal. His father is insane. Tested by power, Mark will learn his own nature and what he truly wants for Eden, Wyoming.


(W) David Avallone (A) Dave Acosta (CA) Brent Schoonover
1938: Amelia Earhart is missing, volcanoes are going off under US Navy bases, Silver Death's Heads are trying to kill Doc Savage, and FDR is quite concerned about all of this. Return to the 1930s for a thrilling four-issue miniseries reuniting the Twilight Zone: The Shadow creative team of writer David Avallone and artist Dave Acosta!


(W) Jason Martin (A/CA) Winston Young
Born from the mysterious '90s comic series Vampblade, comic fan, cosplayer, and shop manager Katie Carva must now continue her quest to fight the invisible other-dimensional vampires from the comics, while the blades push her to all new extremes! It's all new next-level Vampblade adventures, shiny and chrome! The hit series starts anew with covers from series artist Winston Young, Zombie Tramp creator Dan Mendoza, and good girl artist Andrew Pepoy (also featuring a blank sketch cover variant).


(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) Ken Lashley, Leonard Kirk, Ibraim Roberson (CA) Ardian Syaf
RESURRXION BEGINS HERE!
In the wake of their war with the Inhumans, the X-MEN are at a crossroads. Where do they go from here? Luckily, one beloved X-Men has the answer to that question: Xavier's dream comes full circle as KITTY PRYDE returns to the X-Men, ready to lead them in their mission to protect a world that hates and fears them. The next chapter of the X-Men's saga starts here!
Rated T+


(W) Al Ewing (A) Ryan Sook (CA) Jonboy Meyers
RESURRXION BEGINS HERE!
In the wake of the awesome events of IVX - what will become of the Inhumans? In this oversized special issue - the trial of Maximus! The coming of Marvel Boy! And what is the dark secret of Black Bolt? A special bridging issue between the past of the Inhumans and their future - on Earth and in the stars!
Rated T+

Popular posts from this blog

ADVANCE REVIEW: 'Winnebago Graveyard' #1 by Steve Niles, Alison Sampson, and Stéphane Paitreau

Steve Niles and Alison Sampson have arrived to disrupt your bedtime. What happens when an American family traveling on vacation finds themselves stranded in a small town with a sinister secret? The answer is a whole lot of creepy.


WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD #1 (OF 4) Story: Steve Niles Art / Cover: Aditya Bidikar, Alison Sampson, Jordie Bellaire, Stéphane Paitreau Variant Cover: Mingjue Helen Chen Published: June 14, 2017 Diamond ID: APR170724 Digital : $3.99 Print: $3.99
★★★★1/2 (4.5/5)
Niles wastes no time in setting the tone of  this limited horror series 'Winnebago Graveyard.' A couple is abducted by people in hooded robes and are sacrificed during some kind of satanic ceremony that gives birth to something I can't explain here. You'll have to see it for yourselves. Then we're introduced to our protagonists, the dysfunctional family traveling via the titular Winnebago. They make the same mistake every person in a horror does, they stay at the creepiest locations instead …

REVIEW: 'Samaritan: Veritas' #1 by Matt Hawkins, Atilio Rojo, and Troy Peteri

Born out of The Tithe, 'Samaritan: Veritas,' takes on a whole new target as hacker Samantha Copeland is on the run and looking for revenge. It's a thrilling new chapter from Top Cow's Edenverse written by Matt Hawkins with art from Atilio Rojo.


SAMARITAN #1 Story: Matt Hawkins Art / Lettering / Cover: Atilio Rojo Letterer: Troy Peteri Published: May 24, 2017 Diamond ID: MAR170694 Digital : $3.99 Print: $3.99
★★★★☆ (4/5)
The Tithe found Samaritan taking on nefarious mega-churches and this time the only things more corrupt are the U.S. government and military contractors. The President is in Samantha's crosshairs but she's also a hunted woman using all her hacking skills and the resources of the dark web to counter her pursuers. It's this complex cat-and-mouse game that Hawkins unfolds while also providing Samantha's background for new readers. Hawkins does a delicate balancing act adding exposition with flashbacks while moving the story forward in the prese…

ADVANCE REVIEW: 'Secret Weapons' #1 by Eric Heisserer, Raúl Allén, and Patricia Martin

In comics, the assembling of a team of heroes is not a new concept. But what if those "heroes" had been rejected for having lame powers? Valiant addresses this question in the fantastic new mini, Secret Weapons #1, starring Amanda McKee - the technopath codenamed Livewire.


★★★★1/2 (4.5/5)
Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and Harvey Award-nominated artist Raúl Allén (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior) have given this band of misfits a new life under the leadership of Livewire. What could have been treated as a parody is handled with great care and love as these psiots that Toyo Harada had stashed away after drawing out their powers but considered useless have found a new purpose.It's another great entry point for new readers and a rewarding one for longtime fans of Livewire and the Unity series.

Harada stashed Nicole (can speak to birds), Martin (can make inanimate objects glow), Owen (spontaneously summons a random object at any given time) and thr…

REVIEW: 'Magnus' #1 by Kyle Higgins, Jorge Fornes, and Chris O'Halloran

Dynamite keeps reinventing classic Gold Key Comics characters and their latest iteration of Magnus, Robot Fighter, is neither a man nor a robot fighter. What 'Magnus' #1 is, it's a fascinating piece of speculative fiction from Kyle Higgins and Jorge Fornes that is smart, immersive, and thought-provoking.


Magnus #1 writer: Kyle Higgins (main story), Chuck Wendig (Turok bonus story) artist: Jorge Fornés (main story), Chris O'Halloran (main story),  Álvaro Sarraseca (Turok bonus story) letters: Taylor Esposito covers:  Giuseppe Camuncoli (a), Jorge Fornés (b),  Aaron Conley (c), Daniel Warren Johnson(d) incentive covers: Jorge Fornés (B/W art), Aaron Conley (B/W art),  Giuseppe Camuncoli (B/W art), Jorge Fornés (“virgin art”), Aaron Conley (“virgin art”) Order the cover of your choice! FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ 
★★★★★ (5/5)
Thanks to shows like Westworld and Black Mirror, science fiction is sexy again and it's not just aliens and space travel either. Instead, the th…

NEW COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable Releases 6/21/17

This week in comics is heavy with the latest issues in on-going stories with only a couple of brand new #1s we've chosen to highlight. Crosswind #1 by Gail Simone and Cat Staggs is the book of the week. (REVIEW) The talented veteran duo delivers a lean mean thriller that is like Freaky Friday meets Goodfellas

NEW COMIC BOOK DAY 6/21/17 by Slidely Slideshow MUSIC BY SZA
The other new title is a mash-up you never imagined happening. DC Comics' Looney Tunes crossovers have been a hoot and 'Lobo/Road Runner' is no different. Wile E. Coyote travels to the far reaches of space to hire Lobo to hunt down and kill his greatest nemesis of all time, the Road Runner. Make sure to check all these other great books out this week. Happy reading!

(W) Gail Simone(A/CA) Cat Staggs Fan-favorite creators GAIL SIMONE and CAT STAGGS make their stunning Image debut with this mind-bending new ongoing series! A slick and ruthless Chicago hitman. A smart but downtrodden Seattle housewife. Wh…