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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


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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.
When an inexplicable event strikes these two random strangers, their bodies, souls, and lives are switched to potentially deadly effect. It's Freaky Friday meets Goodfellas!


(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen
Tim-21, Telsa, and Quon finally escape the Machine Moon and head out on a quest to find the ancient robot who may hold the key to the Harvesters. Meanwhile Andy and his ragtag team close in on Tim, but their fragile alliance is shattered by Driller's revelations.
A new chapter of the heartfelt sci-fi epic by superstar creators JEFF LEMIRE & DUSTIN NGUYEN begins here.
Collects DESCENDER #17-21


(W) Zack Kaplan (A/CA) Giovanni Timpano
END OF STORY ARC 
As the sun sets on the second arc, secrets are revealed about the mysterious men who don't burn in deadly sunlight. But as Cielo infiltrates her father's company for answers and Bax tries to escape a war zone full of armed soldiers, both must decide which side they're truly on.


(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Geoff Shaw
MINISERIES FINALE
Our story comes to an earth-shattering conclusion as Valofax meets its maker, Roy learns what it means to be a father, and Emmett Quinlan confronts God in the dying Kingdom of Always...


(W) Brandon Thomas (A) Juan Gedeon (CA) Jason Howard
END OF STORY ARC 
Zhia Malen came to Earth to make sure humanity would never endanger her planet. Now, she's on the verge of landing her most lethal attack yet... Plus, a revelation that will have you rushing to reread the previous 11 issues!


(W) Kevin Grevioux (A) Don Ho (A/CA) Ryan Benjamin
Hessia and her valiant band of Amazon warriors fight for control of the Black Sword that 
will, if seized by the Jotuns, bring about Ragnarok. But the Jotuns are joined by the new and more deadly Amazon-Jotun hybrids who may be more powerful than everyone. Amazons and Valkyries battle side by side and to the death in this dramatic series conclusion.
RATED T+


(W) Jody LeHeup, Sebastian Girner (A) Nil Vendrell (CA) Andrew Robinson
SERIES PREMIERE
After being betrayed by the bears that raised him, the legendary Shirtless Bear-Fighter wanders the forest he's sworn to protect, fistfighting bears, eating flapjacks, and being the angriest man the world has ever known! 
When wild-eyed, super-strong bears attack the citizens of Major City, Shirtless ventures into the human world to do what he does best...PUNCH THOSE BEARS IN THE FACE! But all is not as it seems. Someone is manipulating Shirtless...and only by confronting the demons of his past can Shirtless hope to save his future! 
A heart-filled, hilarious, tall tale for the ages... you don't want to miss SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER!


(W) Ricardo Mo (A/CA) Alberto Muriel, Stelladia
Scattered and desperate, the survivors of Shuttle 34 seek out new allies. But as their situation grows ever more hopeless, fractures appear between members of the group. Can these tiny castaways keep it together long enough to outwit and outmaneuver an enemy with terrifying hidden depths?


NORMALS #2
AFTERSHOCK COMICS

(W) Adam Glass (A/CA) Dennis Calero
"BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE!"-After a death-defying fall, Jack presses Doctor Gordon on the true nature of his existence. But after WESTIN INCORPORATED seizes back what they identify as their property, Jack and his family prepare for the fight of their lives to maintain their freedom and preserve their humanity. Created and written by Adam Glass (executive producer of Supernatural & writer of Suicide Squad) with art by Dennis Calero (X-Men Noir).
In Shops: Jun 21, 2017


(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Pete Woods
A phone call leaves everyone in Riverdale in a state of shock and despair!


(W) Peter Milligan (A) Juan Jose Ryp (CA) David Mack
Wrath of the gods! The women of Rome march to rebellion! Magic and mystery continue to intertwine as the clock ticks down to Rubria's final hours. Will Antonius Axia and his mysterious new partner-the brutal female gladiator known as Achillia-untangle the knots that threaten to hang the Roman Empire...or will Nero finally obtain the dark power he lusted for? As the beaten ghost of Apollo finally rises to cast his dark judgment on all of Rome, history's first detective must act swiftly before humanity's final hours slip into madness!


(W) David Pepose (A/CA) Jorge Santiago, Jr.
S.O.S.! S.O.S.! Beaten, drugged, and left for dead, things are looking bad for Locke - but unfortunately for his captors, Locke isn't here anymore. Get ready for a night of psychedelic terror and homicidal violence, as Rocketman Reynolds makes his daring escape from Planet X!


(W) Bill Morrison (A) Bill Morrison (A/CA) Kelley Jones
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. And when the Coyote and Lobo are 
after him, the Road Runner knows if they catch him-he's through. And the bonus Looney Tunes backup story features DC characters with story and art by Bill Morrison! 
RATED T


(W) Gabby Rivera (A) Joe Quinones
FOOLS RUSH IN!
•  When an enemy she thought she'd punched away returns, America will have to face the facts: She messed up. What will her mistakes cost her - and the people she loves?  
•  One thing's for sure: She's gonna need help. Good thing she's the leader of the Ultimates! Uh, they're around, right? Guys? 
•  And while America fights the good fight, the mysterious figure behind those time-travel mishaps makes a move! Who is Madrimar, and what does she want with America?
Rated T+


(W) David Walker (A) Nelson Blake (CA) Rahzzah
A BROKEN CAGE!
•  There's a war brewing in New Orleans...and Luke is right in the middle of it!
•  Luke recovers from a brutal attack with the help of a VERY unsuspected ally!
•  Luke Cage will put body and soul on the line to learn the truth about Dr. Burstein. He might live to regret that. MIGHT.
Rated T+


(W) Tom King (A/CA) Mikel Janin
"The War of Jokes and Riddles" part one! Don't miss this extra-sized anniversary issue! In his own words, Bruce Wayne narrates a harrowing, never-before-told story of the Dark Knight's greatest failure...and the horrors it unleashed! In the spirit of YEAR ONE and THE LONG HALLOWEEN, prepare to see a side of Batman you've never seen before-get in on the ground floor of a classic Batman epic in the making!
RATED T


(W) Anthony Del Col (A) Werther Dell'Edera (CA) Fay Dalton
Who can you really trust? Now on the inside of the Rover gang that runs Bayport's criminal world, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys turn to a black sheep brother to guide them through it all. But as they put together a sting operation, are they the ones that will be stung?


(W) Amy Chu (A) Carlos E. Gomez (CA) Mike McKone
First New York, next the world. Only Red Sonja and her friends can stop Kulan Gath's megalomaniac quest for a new world order, but first they need to lure the evil sorcerer to Coney Island for a final magic showdown. Can Max pull off the greatest trick of his life, or will this be their last ride?

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