This week in comics is red hot! There's METAL, RUNAWAYS, MISTER MIRACLE, REDLANDS, and so much more!
NEW COMIC BOOK DAY 9/13 by Slidely Slideshow
Music by Gary Clark, Jr.
First, let's start with brand new #1s dropping Wednesday. Runaways, Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary Special, Secret Empire Omega, Realm, Retcon, and Sheena. DC Comics is probably the hottest publisher right now with Dark Knights Metal and Mister Miracle arriving with their highly anticipated second issues. Don't sleep on the indies like Redlands #2, Fissure #3, and Genius: Cartel #2 also coming out New Comic Book Day. There's so much more available. Check out our recommendations and the new slideshow above. Happy reading!
(W) Rainbow Rowell (A/CA) Kris Anka
GET READY TO RUN!
The "IT" book of the early 2000s with the original cast is back - Nico! Karolina! Molly! Chase! Old Lace! And, could it be? GERT?! The heart of the Runaways died years ago, but you won't believe how she returns! Superstar author Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor & Park, Carry On) makes her Marvel debut with fan-favorite artist Kris Anka (ALL-NEW X-MEN, CAPTAIN MARVEL) in the series that will shock you and break your heart!
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion
As Superman and Wonder Woman hunt for a missing ally, Batman investigates a mystery spanning centuries. When the World's Greatest Detective discovers a foe even greater than the Justice League could possibly imagine, will Earth's heroes be ready?
(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Viktor Bogdanovic (CA) Nick Bradshaw
"THE OZ EFFECT" part one! The agents of the mysterious Mr. Oz begin to move as the Man of Steel works to stop the chaos they unleash in Metropolis and across the globe. But when Mr. Oz steps from the shadows his identity rocks the Last Son of Krypton to his core. The story that began in DC Universe: Rebirth #1 begins to end here!
BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #14
(W) Julie Benson, Shawna Benson (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Yanick Paquette
"Field Trip!" Helena Bertinelli, a.k.a. Huntress, thought it would be a good idea to get her class of students out of Gotham City for a day...unfortunately, trouble follows the Birds of Prey wherever they go! Can the Birds complete a mission without this curiously perceptive bunch of kids catching on?
(W) Tom King (A) Mitch Gerads (CA) Nick Derington
What do you do after the most death-defying act of your escape artist career? You go to war, of course! Scott Free has skipped out on his trip to the great beyond and taken a boom tube to New Genesis instead, where he and his wife, Big Barda, take on the invading hordes of Apokolips. Things are a little off, however, and Mister Miracle starts to doubt why he's fighting when Orion takes over the mantle of Highfather. It's enough to make a New God miss Granny Goodness's orphanage! From Eisner Award-nominated writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads, the team that brought you THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON and the recent Swamp Thing crossover in BATMAN #23!
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Dini, Chip Zdarsky (A) Chad Hardin, Joe Quinones (A/CA) Amanda Conner
In a story written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, with art by Conner, learn what really happened when Harley, Catwoman, and Poison Ivy hit Vegas!
Then, a tale written by Paul Dini with art by Chad Hardin takes us back to Harley's days with the Joker to see the hell he unleashes when he makes the mistake of scheduling the biggest heist of their career on Harley's birthday!
Plus, writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Joe Quinones pit Harley and the Joker against Batman and Robin -- but while you might think the Joker knows how to play with Batman's mind, it's nothing compared to Harley's ability to crack Robin's psyche!
And that's not all! Writer Dale Kibblesmith with art by David LaFuente put Coney Island right in the path of a hurricane -- and put Harley on a collision course with Swamp Thing, of all people...monsters...things...?
This issue also includes Harley pin-up pages with art by Babs Tarr, Bengal, Dustin Nguyen and more!
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Andrea Sorrentino (CA) Mark Brooks
SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH!
• Hydra has fallen, but the world is still not secure! As the heroes of the Marvel Universe stir from the wreckage of the battlefield, the inevitable rebuilding must begin.
• However, one question hangs in the air over the proceedings: What redemption can there be for Captain America?
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Iban Coello (CA) Nick Bradshaw
• The Poisons' relentless campaign against the Venoms continues, and Spider-Man is among the first to fall!
• VENOM VS. POISON SPIDER-MAN: NO HOLDS BARRED!
• Meanwhile, Deadpool's cooked up an idea of how to stop the Poisons, but it ain't exactly sane!
(W) Seth Peck (A/CA) Jeremy Haun
NEW SERIES! Fifteen years ago, our world was overrun by creatures of myth; orcs, dragons, and other nameless horrors threw the entire planet into total chaos. Today, the shattered remnants of civilization must fight just to survive in a deadly new era of violence and mayhem. While a powerful sorcerer marshals his forces, a group of warriors embark on a journey to reclaim our world from the growing darkness. An all new post-apocalyptic high-fantasy adventure series from co-creators SETH M. PECK (X-Men) and JEREMY HAUN (THE BEAUTY) featuring colors by NICK FILARDI and letters by THOMAS MAUER.
(W) Matt Nixon (A/CA) Toby Cypress
NEW ONGOING SERIES! "TPTB," Part One-The reboot of a comic book miniseries that has never existed begins with an all-new, all-different issue #1! Time to travel back and jump in on this comic while it was new!
(W) Tim Daniel (A/CA) Patricio Delpeche
The fissure has swallowed its final victims. Lost beneath the ruins of their town, Avery Lee Olmos and Hark Wright stare blindly into the abyss. If they are to escape, El Sueño's only survivors must venture deeper into the darkness. Little do they know something huge and insatiable lurks in the depths, staring right back.
(W) Jordie Bellaire, Vanesa Del Rey (A/CA) Vanesa Del Rey
A mysterious and bloodthirsty matriarchal force runs the town of Redlands, Florida, and in order to stay on top, sacrifices must be made. But someone is intent on removing these powerful women from the top of the food chain. And he's ready to unleash their darkest secret...
(W) Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo (A) Moritat, Dimi Macheras (CA) J. Scott Campbell
When a dangerous group of mercenaries sent by Cadwell Industries accuses her village of murdering one of their men, Sheena is forced to make a deal. To save her home, Sheena now has twenty-four hours to find the missing man alive; if she fails, the mercenaries will attack-and they take no prisoners. But Sheena is not the only one hunting for the missing man...
GENIUS CARTEL #2 (OF 5)
(W) Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman (A/CA) Rosi Kampe
After chafing at the rigid rules of the Madrasa Institute, a government school for wayward prodigies, and losing her only friend, Destiny agrees to spearhead a mission south of the border. Her target: the Mexican drug cartels. But, given that the greatest military mind of her generation is no one's pawn, what is she REALLY after? And who'll risk death by getting in her way? 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.