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NEW COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable Releases 5/31/17


NEW COMIC BOOK DAY 5/31/17 by Slidely Slideshow
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New comics arrive this week to carry us away from these tumultuous times. Get lost in new comics and trades including Kingways West, The Circle, Wonder Woman Annual, Cable, Monstress, InSexts, Vampirella, Fissure, Romulus and Spencer & Locke. There's a title for everyone. Get out to your local shop if you can and support small business. Let us know in the comments which titles you're picking up this week. Happy reading!



(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Mirko Colak
After spending thirteen years in a war that made him a monster, a Chinese gunslinger named Kingsway Law just wants to live in peace with his wife, Sonia. But even in a fantastical Old West crackling with magic, a man of his skills can never quite disappear. So when a woman with a red-gold sword brings bloody chaos to his doorstep, Kingsway must fight for his life, his wife, and his very soul.
Collects issues #1-#4 of the series.


(W) Bryan Hill (A/CA) Nelson Blake
END OF STORY ARC
To save her friend, Ashlar must come face to face with the leader of The Order of Romulus, and her arch nemesis Achilles...but is she walking into a trap that will change her and our world forever? The Last of the Wolves will be tested like never before as the first arc of ROMULUS comes to an action-packed conclusion!


INSEXTS #11

(W) Marguerite Bennett (A/CA) Ariela Kristantina
Beauty. Intrigue. Treachery. Are the creatures lurking beneath the dark streets of Paris the real foes... or are Lady and Mariah the true dangers? And will those closest to the Insexts be harmed before an answer can be found? Another dose of bone-chilling horror from Marguerite Bennett and Ariela Kristantina. From the writer of the break-out hit ANIMOSITY, Bombshells, and A-Force.


(W) Tim Daniel (A/CA) Patricio Delpeche
El Sueño, Texas is a town divided, split in two by a massive crack that appeared without warning. Only teenager Avery Lee Olmos knows that something hungry lurks within the fissure, devouring the town alive. Pregnant, frightened, alone, she must find a way to convince the remaining townsfolk to shine a light into the darkness.


LADYCASTLE #4

(W) Delilah Dawson (A) Becca Farrow (CA) Missy Pena
FINAL ISSUE! In order to free Gwyneff from an evil knight, a champion must win three challenges!


(W) Marjorie M. Liu (A/CA) Sana Takeda
END OF STORY ARC
The final issue of the second arc!  Will Maika return with her soul intact?


(W) Ted Naifeh (A/CA) Ted Naifeh
MY NAME IS MARCY MADISON, AND I'M HERE TO SAVE THE WORLD! -w4w
This message is for any woman blessed with extraordinary abilities. The world gets scarier every day. Are you fighting to make it a better place? Or are you leaving it to the guys? How's that working out? This isn't about showing men I can do it better. I'm just a smart, capable person with superpowers and I want to do my part. I'm willing to bet there are others like me. I want to meet you. It's time for us heroines to get in the game!


(W) Paul Cornell (A) Jimmy Broxton (CA) Philip Tan
Welcome to The Clown Factory, the place where bad people go. If you're lucky, you only have to serve hard labor there. If you're unlucky... well, better not to get into that. And wait until you meet the Commandant! Don't get on her bad side!


(W) David Pepose (A/CA) Jorge Santiago, Jr.
Spencer and Locke's investigation leads them to the seedy nightclub known as the Red Rose, and its dangerous owner who holds power over Locke. Meet Ramona Sinclair. If this femme fatale doesn't do these gumshoes in, a death-defying car chase just might.


(W) James Robinson (A) Carlos Pacheco (CA) Dale Keown
WALK SOFTLY...AND CARRY A BIG GUN!
CABLE sees the mighty mutant return on a brand-new mission...with all of time in the balance!  When Cable picks up the trail of a threat in the timestream, he sets off on a high-speed, history-spanning chase to save reality as we know it. From prehistory to modern day, whether it's a six-gun duel at high noon or a high-tech sword fight in an ancient land, Cable is the only man who can keep history from unraveling!
Rated T+


(W) Derek Landy (A) Joshua Cassara (CA) Meghan Hetrick
A crucial SECRET EMPIRE tie-in that bridges issues #3 and #4! There's a new order to things in the world, but it's not one that everybody agrees with! So what is there left to do about it? The Black Widow has a dangerous plan-but to carry it out, she'll need the help of the young heroes of the Marvel Universe-and it will require them to cross a line they never thought they would! 
40 PGS./Rated T+


(W) Damon Clark (A) Alyzia Zherno (CA) Ivan Shavrin, Dave Murdoch
After his mother dies, Christian, a teenage boy, moves to Shell Bay with his single father only to be bullied as the new kid at school. He finds friendship with the "Weird" kids and unknowingly joins them in an occult ritual that allows a darkness to possess each of them. Through the help of his gypsy neighbor, Christian will learn that the only way he can reverse the ritual is by killing off his circle of friends before they kill him, or before the darkness takes over his soul. One by one he will face them all, and in the end he will have to make the hardest decision of his young life.

Collects issues #1-5


(W) Greg Rucka, Vita Ayala, Michael Moreci, Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly (A) Claire Roe, Stephanie Hans, David Lafuente (A/CA) Nicola Scott
WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #1 will feature four tales by a variety of artists and writers including the team behind "Year One"!

First, in the days after "Year One," Diana comes face to face with Superman and Batman for the first time in a story by writer Greg Rucka and artist Nicola Scott. 

Then, Wonder Woman has to go to the nation of Markovia and stop King Shark from being executed for a crime he did not commit in a story by writer Vita Ayala and artist Claire Roe. 

In the third story, an old ally of Steve Trevor's has summoned Wonder Woman to his village to save it from his cursed monster form. This story is written by Michael Moreci with art by Stephanie Hans. 

And in this annual's final tale, Wonder Woman assists A.R.G.U.S in bringing down a large Kaiju monster that's on its way to the American coastline but will Wonder Woman change alliances once the monster starts speaking a language she understands? This story is written by Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing with art by David Lafuente

RATED T


(W) Dan Abnett, Ben Percy, Christopher Priest (A) Paul Pelletier, Andrew Hennessy, Khoi Pham, Wade Von Grawbadger, Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund (CA) Mike McKone
"THE LAZARUS CONTRACT" finale! The conclusion to the epic crossover is here, with consequences of which will be felt for years to come! What does the future hold for the Titans teams after this game-changing run-in with their greatest enemy? Find out here as we set the stage for the next era of Titans, Teen Titans and Deathstroke! 
RATED T


(W) Fernando Ruiz, Eric Esquivel (A/CA) Fernando Ruiz
Hey Kids, it's Animal Jam! The world's largest online playground for kids where they can learn about the natural world is now a new and exciting comic! Join in on the fun for all new adventures with all of your favorite characters!


(W) Ed Brubaker (A/CA) Sean Phillips
Time is running out, and the demon won't wait for the police to stop hunting him. Trapped between his curse and his own survival, Dylan takes to the streets. 

And remember, every issue of KILL OR BE KILLED has the extra back page content BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS fans have come to expect.

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