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NEW COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable Releases 8/16/17

Another new comic book day, another big release from DC Comics. Last week it was 'Mister Miracle' from Tom King and Mitch Gerads. This week it's the dynamic duo of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo with 'Dark Days: Metal' ushering the Dark Multi-verse for our beloved Justice League. It's an over-the-top adventure that poses new larger-than-life threats for Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and the rest. Check out this and all our other recommendations for this week below. Happy reading!



NEW COMIC BOOK DAY 8/16/17 by Slidely Slideshow
In a salute to DC Metal, music is by Ozzy Osbourne


(W) Scott Snyder (A) Danny Miki (A/CA) Greg Capullo
The superstar BATMAN team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo reunite for a massive, universe-spanning event!

DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and THE CASTING hinted at dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! Now, as DARK NIGHTS: METAL begins, the Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger-and the threats it contains are coming for the DC Universe!

DARK NIGHTS: METAL is a DC event unlike any other-one that will push Batman, Superman and heroes of the Justice League beyond their limits to take on threats unlike any our world has ever seen! It will take the combined might of the World's Greatest Heroes as you've never seen them before to face what's coming their way!


(W) Terry Moore (A/CA) Terry Moore
As Walden's fight against the UFOs escalates to a full-scale war, Sam is faced with the terrible choice of Life or Love. She can have one or the other, but not both, and she must decide quickly or lose it all. The mercury's rising in Motor Girl's desert standoff. Don't miss the action!


(W) Terry Mayo (A/CA) Lucas Romero, Chris Hall
In post-apocalyptic San Diego, four teenage brothers rescue a young girl from a brutal gang of psychopaths and spark a chain of events that attracts an onslaught of unspeakable evil. This is the world of the Wicked and the Righteous... and the children will lead them all.  Printed on newsprint.


(W) Eric Heisserer (A) Patricia Martin (A/CA) Raul Allen
Team Spirits! Class is in session, and Amanda Mckee-the superpowered technopath known as Livewire-is here to show her unconventional class of recruits what it really takes to be a hero! And Lesson #1 is... teamwork! But as these once-abandoned psiots put their pain behind them and become a fully functioning unit, an even deadlier set of challenges rises to meet them! And when Livewire gets one step closer to the answers behind Rex-O, she'll that the truth costs more than she bargained for! Take notes, because Academy Award nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and Harvey Award nominated artist Raúl Allén (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior) show the true meaning of heroism right here as Valiant's astonishing Prestige Format adventure charges into its penultimate lesson!


CATALYST PRIME SUPERB #2
LION FORGE

(W) David Walker, Sheena C. Howard (A) Le Beau L. Underwood, Veronica Gandini (A/CA) Ray-Anthony Height
Teenagers are disappearing within the town of Youngstown, Ohio, and the Internet sensation superhero, Cosmosis, is going to find out why... if he can escape the Foresight Corporation compound alive.


(W) Matt Kindt (A) Renato Guedes (CA) Juan Jose Ryp
AN EPIC JUMPING-ON POINT LEADING DIVINITY THROUGH THE WHOLE OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE! New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, Mind MGMT) and explosive artist Renato Guedes (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Wolverine) present an awe-inspiring introduction to the largest independent superhero universe in comics - as told through the eyes of Valiant's most powerful cosmic force! DIVINITY, a lost Russian cosmonaut newly returned to Earth with god-like powers, has successfully restored the world to order after the reality-altering event known as the Stalinverse. But how can a man - even one with near-divine abilities - know for certain that the planet has been truly restored in full? To make sure, Divinity must bear witness to the world as it now stands - heroes, villains, gods, and all - to ensure the rightful order of the Valiant Universe! From BLOODSHOT to FAITH to NINJAK and dozens of surprise guest stars, traverse the world of Valiant's most enduring icons as DIVINITY guides a standalone entry point into the most acclaimed publishing line in comics today!


(W) Dave Dwonch (A/CA) Arturo Mesa
The boys of the Infinite Seven decide to blow off steam with a night on the town. Little do they know that they are being hunted by an enemy with vengeance on his mind and oil in his veins. Witness the rise of the Cyborg! Plus, a surprise ending that everyone will be talking about!


(W) Tom King (A/CA) Mikel Janin
"THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES" part four ! Batman has done his best to keep the peace, but with neither faction backing down, he may have to choose the lesser of two evils if he wants the violence to end. Will Batman embrace the murderous anarchy of The Joker or the bloody fascism of the Riddler? If he wants to win, he'll have to choose a side-and either way, he loses.


(W) David Walker (A) Nelson Blake (CA) Rahzzah
THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE!
•  Luke Cage protects the innocent, but innocence appears to be in short supply.
•  The secret of Dr. Burstein's death, revealed!
•  Strange forces are aligning against Luke Cage and time is running out!
Rated T+


(W) Kyle Higgins, Chuck Wendig (A) Jorge Fornes, Alvaro Sarreseca (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
Magnus confronts her own personal demons as she visits a shady acquaintance - someone who knows her from back when she was better known as Magnus: Robot Hunter! - as the past and present collide while she's searching for a lead to track down her prey: a deadly, homicidal AI who's still on the loose! Will she be able to shake the specter of the past and capture the rogue AI before someone else is hurt? Also: Doc Spektor, Part 4! The story of the all-new master (and we use the term lightly) sorcerer continues... when Doc plays shrink - and both literally (and metaphysically) GETS INSIDE a client's head!


(W) Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo (A) Moritat (CA) Emanuela Lupacchino
In this riveting relaunch, the guardian of the jungle, SHEENA, pursues a mysterious invader that has come to spy on the Amazon's most ancient secrets... Following the path of the trespasser, she encounters a forbidden ruin in which even more deadly dangers lie in wait -- and begins an adventure that will take her beyond her wildest imaginings!



(W) Jeff Parker (A/CA) Ariel Olivetti
After the thrilling events of FUTURE QUEST, a new age of adventure begins! First up, Space Ghost and his young wards Jan and Jace team up with the Herculoids to rebuild the mighty Space Force. Will they rise again to become defenders of the galaxy? Or is there something lurking in the shadows ready to stop them for good?


(W) Rich Tommaso (A/CA) Rich Tommaso
SERIES PREMIERE! 
"THE CORTEN-STEEL PHOENIX," Part One
Journey into the thrilling world of international espionage as one of Britain's most covert MI-6 divisions, The Nest, recruits a brand-new secret agent to their team: SPY SEAL! An exciting new comic series-reminiscent of The Adventures of Tintin and Usagi Yojimbo-and created by SHE WOLF author, RICH TOMMASO.


(W) Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman (A/CA) Rosi Kampe
Seventeen-year-old Destiny Ajaye took on the LAPD in her South Central Siege and paid for it-not with her life, but with her freedom. Now, Destiny is sequestered in the Madrasa Institute, a government school for prodigies. But will she use her gifts to wage war at the military's behest-or is she already planning another revolution? 
From writers MARC BERNARDIN and ADAM FREEMAN (Castle Rock, Alphas, X-Men Origins: Nightcrawler, The Authority, The Highwaymen) and rising-star artist ROSI KAMPE, comes a sequel that promises to set Destiny's world-and ours-ablaze.


(W) Tom Taylor (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Jorge Molina
THE TEAM-UP YOU'VE ALL BEEN ASKING FOR!
•  The death of WOLVERINE shook the Marvel Universe... And the ascension of the ALL-NEW WOLVERINE reimagined what a healing factor and some Adamantium claws can do! 
•  But the amazing combination of LOGAN and LAURA is the duo you've been waiting for! Tom Taylor, the mind behind ALL-NEW WOLVERINE, brings you Generations...a double-Wolverine team-up for the ages!
Rated T+


(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen
"RISE OF THE ROBOTS," Part Two
The new DESCENDER event explodes as Tim-21 makes his daring escape from the clutches of the Hardwire. Meanwhile Andy, Effie, and Bandit are taken prisoner by the UGC until one of them shockingly turns traitor. And deep below the ocean planet of Mata, the final fate of Telsa is revealed.


(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Danny Luckert
Adrian has gone from tormented soul to full-on possessed murderer! And he's got his best friend Molly in his sights!
  
As blood is spilled and the waking nightmares intensify, Adrian is faced with the prospect of undergoing past-life regression once more. There, he must face Gregory Sutter, the human monster who is tormenting him from beyond the grave. 
  
The conspiracy, though, is deepening, as a group of mysterious figures spy on Adrian, watching his every move with sinister intensity.


(W) Steve Niles (A/CA) Alison Sampson
  "WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD," Part Three
Finally, a glimmer of hope for Christine and family. A young man named Deacon lends the family a hand. Now all they have to do is fight their way through a town of Satanists.


(W) Brandon Thomas (A) Juan Gedeon (CA) Jason Howard
NEW STORY ARC
Zhia Malen thought she'd killed Kepler's top agent-Lincoln. But now he re-emerges, ready for a second round with the alien invader. Meanwhile, on Valius, no one is to be trusted.

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(W) Sean Murphy (A/CA) Sean Murphy
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