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NEW COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable Releases 4/5/17


NEW COMIC BOOK DAY 4/5/17 by Slidely Slideshow

Happy new comic book day. On tap this week is a lot of girl power - Goldie Vance, America, Faith, Hawkeye, Jyn Erso of Rogue One, Batgirl and the Birds of Prey, Eve Harper of Courier, Motor Girl, the ladies of Giant Days, Zelda of Black Cloud, Shade the Changing Girl, and Paper Girls. See, I wasn't kidding. Check out these and much more of our recommendations plus a slideshow featuring music from Beyonce! Happy reading!




(W) Gabby Rivera (A) Joe Quinones
OKAY, LADIES, NOW LET'S GET IN FORMATION!!
•  America Chavez's first semester of college is off to an epic start. That's right...homework on the first day! The assignment? A field trip to the frontlines of World War II!
•  Most freshman would be intimidated - but most freshman aren't dimension-hoping heroes with Captain America as their wingman! 
•  Meanwhile, unexpected fallout from an Ultimates' mission begins to wreak havoc on not only America's life but also the larger Marvel Universe as a whole!
Rated T+



(W) Jody Houser (A) Emilio Laiso, Oscar Bazaldua Nava (CA) Phil Noto
The Rebellion is here! The biggest movie of the year jumps from the big screen to the comic book page! All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super-weapon - the Death Star. New heroes Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans to destroy the new super-weapon. Written by Jody Houser (MAX RIDE) and drawn by Emilio Laiso (STAR WARS ANNUAL; HERCULES), join as the story is set up for the epic saga to follow...
Rated T


(W) Julie Benson, Shawna Benson (A) Claire Roe, Roge Antonia (CA) Yanick Paquette
In these tales from BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #1-6 and REBIRTH #1, a mysterious new criminal operative called Oracle has declared war on Gotham City! Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Batgirl-and a.k.a. super-cyber hero Oracle-in a previous guise, takes exception to someone smearing her legacy. Can she count on Black Canary and the volatile Huntress to help her get to the bottom of this mystery?



(W) Mark Waid, Tom Peyer (A/CA) Wilfredo Torres
The Metastrophe wreaks widespread and irreversible destruction. Captain Kid doesn't know how to stop it without expert help, but Helea, his mentor from the future, has disappeared. Who in the present day could possibly help him govern his electromagnetic powers? From the writers of Spider-Man, Daredevil, Hourman, and Kingdom Come.


(W) Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (A/CA) Alitha Martinez
From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the new CW series Riverdale comes the first issue of the must-read, brand new, ongoing comic series! Set in the universe of the TV series, the Riverdale comic offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, Josie & the Pussycats, and their friends, exploring small-town life and the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade. Features interior art by up-and-coming artist Alitha Martinez (Black Panther).




(W) Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez (A/CA) Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez
The second issue of Love and Rockets picks right up from Issue #1! Over on Jaime's side, it's La Llorona's turn to hit the stage at the punk rock reunion and the Hellmets are closing in on Princess Animus. Is Hopey ready? Is Isla ready? Are you ready? On Gilbert's side, Fritz and her twin daughters meet, making Fritz crazier than ever, while Pipo and her new squeeze visit the mysterious Dr. Emil in prison in an effort to learn just what his secret cosmetic treatment actually is...


(W) Art Baltazar, Franco (A/CA) Art Baltazar
Brand New One-Shot Special! Archie's wildest day ever starts with a cat eating his homework - and things just get crazier from there! But this isn't just an ordinary cat, and this certainly won't be an ordinary day for Little Archie and his friends. Join in on the fun adventure from the superstar comics team Art Baltazar and Franco (Tiny Titans, Action Cat and Adventure Bug)! 


COURIER #1
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC

(W) Ralph Tedesco (CA) Drew Edward Johnson
In 2033 less than 1% of the population survived a devastating pandemic virus. Half of those who lived were immune while half of the survivors mutated into something disturbingly subhuman. 

Now decades later, the world has rebuilt in many ways but has become something else entirely. Strongholds of human survivors have been set up independently of one another across parts of what is formerly the United States. The rich live in highly guarded Utopias where technology and even an economy has been restored. 

However, the vast "wasteland" between strongholds is a very dangerous and unforgiving place where the poor are forced to live in areas where gangs, pirates and the mutated roam free. 

Couriers are key to the survival of the Strongholds and are paid handsomely to deliver valuables between them.  

Eve Harper is one of the best couriers there is, but when she takes a job to find a missing shipment for an extremely dangerous drug dealer named Gillings, Eve is forced to use every trick she's ever learned in order to survive the riskiest job of her life.


(W) Terry Moore (A/CA) Terry Moore
UFOs are crash landing all around town! Searching the junkyard, Sam finds Mr. Walden's neutron weapon with nine eyes aimed at the skies. What will our favorite mechanic and her gorilla pal do about it? Find out in this action-packed issue of Motor Girl! Don't miss a single issue of this fun, heartfelt story.


(W) Ricardo Mo (A/CA) Alberto Muriel, Amaya Diaz
When Trans Atmos Shuttle 34 disappears into a wormhole, its pilot and passengers are launched into an adventure of gigantic proportions. Lost in an oversized parallel universe, the group must put aside their differences and unite to survive a hostile environment. But the biggest threat they'll face is the one that hitched a ride on Shuttle 34.


(W) John Layman (A/CA) Sam Kieth
NEW SERIES! The most daring art thief in Paris has struck again, and the police have assigned their best detective to the case. His only clue? A single white feather left at the scene. Could this feather belong to the thief? To the thief's accomplice, an oversized talking egret? Or will his investigation lead him to somewhere even stranger? (Answer: all of the above.) Presenting a peculiar and unforgettable tale of birds and banditry, paintings and pets, larceny, love and... lamprey-wielding assassins? From the legendary creator of THE MAXX and co-creator of SANDMAN, Sam Kieth, and the considerably less-legendary creator of CHEW, John Layman!


(W) Dave Dwonch (A/CA) Arturo Mesa
Anthony has done the impossible, and become the newest member of the Infinite Seven, becoming the new Smash Brannagan. But can he survive his first mission? Training Day gets a new meaning as Anthony and Washington track the Sandsnake to Japan! NOTE:  Covers D and E interlock with 5 covers to be released throughout the first arc to form a MASSIVE Infinite Seven Poster!  


(W) Ryan North (A/CA) Derek Charm
When Juggie's ruined everyone's lives (but by accident, obviously) and also drawn the entire Internet's attention to Riverdale, can he fix it? And how can a man who only wants to eat burgers in peace have caused such problems? All these questions and more are answered in this issue!


(W) Ben Percy (A) Rapha Lobosco (CA) Dom Reardon
BLACK BOX Part Two: The Deadly Game-As part of Operation Black Box, James Bond infiltrates the Tokyo underworld and makes a deadly gamble at a Yakuza-controlled casino. All this time 007 is being tailed by a beautiful, mysterious assassin whose mission might be dangerously complicated with his own.


(W) Mike Carey, Arvind Ethan David (A/CA) Livio Ramondelli
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. This special issue, with guest artist Livio Ramondelli, reveals just how that compact was forged during the darkest days of World War II.
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.


(W) Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins, Aubrey Sitterson, Chuck Wendig (A) Johnny Desjardins, Jorge Fornes, Alvaro Sarreseca, Dylan Burnett (CA) Stephen Segovia
The beginning of an epic tale that will change everything you know about some of comicdom's greatest and longest-tenured heroes! Solar, Magnus, Dr. Spektor & Turok! Apart, they've saved countless lives a hundred times over. Together, they form a team that has protected the world in the past, present and future. Now, they will be reunited one last time to face a threat that will forever change their legacy and bring them face to face with their final destiny! Plus! Three backup features introducing the all-new, all-different, never-before-seen heroes, Magnus, Turok and Dr. Spektor. Wait - what?!


(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Michael Walsh (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
WHAT WOULD J. JONES DO? NEW ARC STARTS HERE!
•  Everything is coming up Kate! She's got fancy new HAWKEYE INVESTIGATIONS window sign, a burgeoning P.I. business (albeit a temporarily unlicensed one), new friends and even some promising looking love interests on the horizon.
•  So when her mentor, Jessica Jones, surfaces in LA on a case, Kate jumps at the chance to learn from the master (and show off, obviously). 
•  But the City of Angels has long history of crushing dreams...
Rated T+


(W) Jody Houser (A) Joe Eisma, Marguerite Sauvage (CA) Kano
ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING ON POINT! "THE FAITHLESS" are here!
The villains are coming! Faith's most fearsome foes and ruthless rogues-including Chris Chriswell, Murder Mouse, Dark Star, and Sydney- have finally united, creating an unstoppable coalition of evil with one goal in mind: Destroy Faith Herbert! Together, they are The Faithless... and if Los Angeles' greatest hero doesn't think fast and fly even faster, they're going to ground the sky-soaring psiot for good!


(W) John Allison (A) Liz Fleming (A/CA) Max Sarin
Special oversized issue celebrating two years of Giant Days and the start of Year Three! Susan goes home for the holidays and attempts to repair the rift between her parents with the help of her six older siblings!


(W) Hope Larson, Jackie Ball (A) Noah Hayes (CA) Kassandra Heller
On the hunt for Sugar's saboteur, Goldie has a new suspect in mind: Sugar's older sister, Red!


(W) Jason Latour, Ivan Brandon (A/CA) Greg Hinkle
SERIES PREMIERE
Zelda was born in a world of dreams, and hers burned bigger than anyone had ever seen. 
Now she's on the run in our world, the dreams broken in her hands. 
But the pieces are for sale, the rich and the powerful are buying, and suddenly her world isn't the only place Zelda's running from. 
From the creators that brought you Spider-Gwen, SOUTHERN BASTARDS, and DRIFTER, and the incredible colorist of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, comes a place where dreams come true--and today, they go to war.


(W) Tom King (A/CA) David Finch, Danny Miki
"I am Bane" finale! In this epic climax, there is no going back. No more tricks, no more allies. Just Batman. And Bane. When the final blood spills...nothing will ever be the same for the Dark Knight.  
RATED T


(W) Cecil Castellucci (A) Marguerite Sauvage, Dan Parent (CA) Becky Cloonan
In this stand-alone issue, Shade begins to ponder what's next for her on Earth. As the winter dance approaches, she reminisces about high school on Meta, and starts to wonder why she's putting herself through that kind of hell again. Will she find the perfect dress, or will the dance be a perfect disaster? Plus, an all-new episode of "Life with Honey," with art by Dan Parent (Kevin Keller).
MATURE READERS


(W) Daniel Warren Johnson (A/CA) Daniel Warren Johnson
Thea has taken her first step toward vengeance against the Paznina warlords who ruined her family. But this world offers more than vengeance as she discovers a new ally in the wreckage of the Rising Plains.


(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Cliff Chang
Trapped in the distant past, KJ discovers something shocking about the future.


(W) Marc Guggenheim (A/CA) Ardian Syaf
FROM THE ASHES OF INHUMANS VS X-MEN, AN ALL-NEW TEAM OF X-MEN RISES!
Xavier's dream comes full circle as KITTY PRYDE takes the reins and assembles a squad of the most iconic X-Men to fight at her side. STORM. COLOSSUS. NIGHTCRAWLER. OLD MAN LOGAN. PRESTIGE. They are X-MEN GOLD! And they're on a mission to be Earth's finest heroes, even when that means defending those who hate and fear them. Brought to you by an all-star creative team of Marc Guggenheim (X-MEN, S.H.I.E.L.D., television's Arrow) and Ardian Syaf (BATGIRL, SUPERMAN/BATMAN, BRIGHTEST DAY), a new beginning for the strangest heroes of all starts here!
Rated T+


(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Jonboy Meyers
THE "RESURRXION" OF THE INHUMANS BEGINS!
A myth from the future. A quest to the far stars. A legend written across galaxies. Guided by the other-dimensional Kree warrior known as Marvel Boy, the Inhuman Royal Family departs on an odyssey across all creation on search for lost secrets - and the last hope - of their people.
Penned by fan-favorite Al Ewing (The Ultimates, New Avengers, Loki: Agent of Asgard) and drawn by the white-hot Jonboy Meyers (Teen Titans, Spawn), ROYALS is a Marvel-style space epic that takes the Inhuman Royal Family and plunges them into the unknown! The knowledge they seek could change the course of Inhuman destiny, but it cannot be attained without cost...for at the end of days, the Last Inhuman tells the tale of how seven left Earth for the stars...but only six returned.
Rated T+

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