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NEW COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable Releases 8/9/17

Another comic book day is upon and let's face it, everyone's been waiting for MISTER MIRACLE to drop from the super duo Tom King and Mitch Gerads. Well, it finally arrives Wednesday from DC Comics and the buzz is electric. If you haven't added it to your pull-list make sure you get to your shop early to secure a copy. 

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There's plenty more to choose from this week like Batgirl and the Birds of Prey, Red Sonja, Kill or Be Killed, including a new trade, Harbinger Renegade, Catalyst Prime Excell, and a new Faith trade. You can't go wrong and don't forget to check some new #1s - The Shadow, Star Wars Rogue One Cassian and K-2SO Special, Generations Phoenix and Jean Grey One-Shot, Redlands and a new Eclipse trade. Happy reading!


Mister Miracle #1

(W) Tom King (A) Mitch Gerads
From the team behind THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON and the Hugo Award-nominated writer of Vision comes a unique new take on one of Jack Kirby's most beloved New Gods. Scott Free is the greatest escape artist that ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness' gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a new life on Earth with his wife, the former female fury known as Big Barda. Using the stage alter ego of Mister Miracle, he has made a career for himself showing off his acrobatic escape techniques. He even caught the attention of the Justice League, which counted him among its ranks. You might say Scott Free has everything...so why isn't it enough? Mister Miracle has mastered every illusion, achieved every stunt, pulled off every trick - except one. He has never escaped death. Is it even possible? Our hero is going to have to kill himself if he wants to find out. Written by Tom King (BATMAN) and illustrated by Mitch Gerads (The Punisher), this is a MISTER MIRACLE unlike any you've read before.


(W) Julie Benson, Shawna Benson (A) Roge Antonia (CA) Yanick Paquette
"SOURCE CODE" finale! Oracle's past entanglements with Gotham City's underworld have gotten the Birds in deep trouble as Calculator, Catwoman and Poison Ivy all pull the team into their own dark agendas! Even if they can get themselves out of this mess, the question remains: Does Oracle really belong with the Birds of Prey, or is he a criminal at heart?


(W) Amy Chu (A) Carlos E. Gomez (CA) Mike McKone
The She-Devil embarks on a whole new adventure... across America! Sonja takes a ride with Max in search of a way back home, and discovers maybe our worlds aren't that different after all...




Inhumans Once and Future Kings #1

(W) Christopher Priest, Ryan North (A) Phil Noto, Gustavo Duarte
SOMEDAY, ALL OF THIS WILL BE YOURS!
A king in training. A brother destined for madness. These are the early days of the Boltagon legacy. When the king of the Inhumans is attacked, Black Bolt and Maximus spring into action to save their leader! But when Black Bolt loses control, what are the consequences for his future kingdom - or his own family? Plus: A two-page backup (in every issue!) starring Lockjaw, as told by UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL writer Ryan North and artist supreme Gustavo Duarte!


(W) Mairghread Scott, David Rodriguez (A) Max Dunbar (CA) Freddie Williams II
A Hasbro comic book event! As Earth joins the intergalactic community, a massive explosion threatens the peace! A new COBRA-led by the worst villains to ever tangle with G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K., and the Transformers-is invading Cybertron and only Scarlett, Optimus Prime, G.I. Joe and the Autobots can save two worlds!" 

Bullet points: 
*    The Hasbro comic book event of 2017 is here!
*    A perfect jumping on point for readers new and old! 
*    An all-new explosive chapter in the Hasbro comic book line! Literally! There are explosions!



Redlands #1

(W/A) Jordie Bellaire, Vanesa Del Rey
A brand-new horror book from the minds of Eisner Award-winner JORDIE BELLAIRE (PRETTY DEADLY, Vision, Batman) and critically acclaimed artist VANESA R. DEL REY (ZERO, Scarlet Witch, Constantine) brings you to the sleepy, sunny town of Redlands, Florida. The police are failing to maintain control of their old-fashioned town, and a coven of killer witches plan to take everything from them. This summer, hide your bibles.


(W) Rafer Roberts (A) Juan Jose Ryp (CA) Lewis LaRosa
A HISTORIC HARBINGER MOMENT! After "MASSACRE"...witness the brutal beginning of the Renegades' murderous new foe! 

At the height of the Dark Ages, one of the world's first psiots has made a terrible discovery: he is not alone. Lurking in the shadows, a mind as sadistic as it is powerful waits - a predator with a darkness so great, it will consume any rivals that dare reveal themselves. How will the secret of these legendary figures come to bear on the modern day...and how will it shape the catastrophic Harbinger War that is to come?

"MASSACRE" enters an insidious interlude revealing the origin of the Valiant Universe's greatest threat, as Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (BRITANNIA) plot the next step in the road to HARBINGER WARS 2!


Generations Phoenix and Jean Grey One-Shot
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) R.B. Silva

Teenage Jean Grey is willing to do whatever it takes to avoid the fate that befell her predecessor. But when Jean is cast through time and comes face-to-face with the newly possessed Phoenix, will she find the key to saving herself...or learn that her fate is sealed?


The Shadow #1
(W) Si Spurrier (A) Daniel HDR
For the better part of a century the Shadow's sinister laughter brought the chill of fear to evil-doers - but in our modern times, the streets of Manhattan have gone largely silent. But he is not forgotten. Not by the people he's saved. Mary Jerez, is one of those people. The Shadow saved her from a horrifying school shooting - Mary knows all too well what evil lurks in the hearts of men.  So when a horribly burnt man - incredibly strong and fierce, despite his terrible injuries- arrives under her care as a resident at the hospital - she believes she knows who he is, too. Is this mysterious man actually the Shadow - and with Mary's help, will evil-doers again know what it means to fear his terrible justice? Si Spurrier (X-Force, X-Men: Legacy, Judge Dredd) and Daniel HDR (Superman, Cyborg) bring the pulp icon into modern day in a tale full of deadly intrigue, gun-blazing action, and a study of the nature of evil!


Star Wars Rogue One Cassian and K-2SO Special
(W) Duane Swierczynski (A) Fernando Blanco
Cassian Andor is one of the top intelligence agents in the ranks of the Rebel Alliance, ably assisted by his reprogrammed Imperial security droid, K-2SO. But naturally, the two weren't always on the same side of the Galactic Civil War. Now, for the first time, read the story of the pair's first contentious meeting! It is very likely not to go well.


(W) Jody Houser (A) Joe Eisma, Marguerite Sauvage, Kate Niemczyk (CA) Elsa Charretier
Introducing the ultimate supervillian revenge squad!

The villains are coming! Faith's most fearsome foes and ruthless rogues-including Chris Chriswell, Murder Mouse, Dark Star, and Sidney-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!

Join acclaimed writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Star Wars: Rogue One) and stratospheric artists Joe Eisma (Archie, Morning Glories), Marguerite Sauvage (Shade The Changing Girl), and Kate Niemczyk (Mockingbird) as they send Valiant's high-flying hero headlong into a deadly gauntlet of unstoppable adversaries hellbent on wreaking revenge and ruin!



CATALYST PRIME ACCELL #3
LION FORGE

(W) Joe Casey (A/CA) Damion Scott
Accell can run fast, but he's not faster than the demon hot on his tail. With the help of a mysterious elder, the world's first superhuman fights for his life. This night will change Accell's life forever, and everyone doesn't make it out alive.



Kill or Be Killed Vol 02 TP
(W) Ed Brubaker (A) Sean Phillips, Elizabeth Breitweiser
Brubaker and Phillips' bestselling series keeps on hitting, as our vigilante hero goes deeper into the darkness, and the NYPD begin to realize there's a masked man killing bad guys all over town. Both a thriller and a deconstruction of vigilantism, KILL OR BE KILLED is unlike anything this award-winning team has done before. Collects KILL OR BE KILLED #5-10


(W) Zack Kaplan (A/CA) Giovanni Timpano
In a world where sunlight burns people alive, Cielo Brandt, heiress of the city's most powerful company, and her savior David Baxter, have both survived a killer who didn't burn in the sunlight. Now, both want answers about his origins; Cielo investigates the city's underground and her father's company, while Bax braves the post-apocalyptic wasteland and the discovery of another who is immune to the sun's rays.

Collects ECLIPSE #5-8


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