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NEW COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable Releases 1/17/18

This new comic book day is full of indie comics with exciting new and on-going titles. ASSASSINISTAS, KILL OF BE KILLED, RED SONJA, DAYS OF HATE, JUPITER JET, JAMES BOND, ALIEN BOUNTY HUNTER, and more with unique and exceptional voices and adventure. But never fear, the good ole Big Two still have some great stories to be told like BATMAN, CONAN AND WONDER WOMAN, AMERICA, X-MEN GOLD, and more. Check out this week's comic book recommendations. Happy reading!





(W) Tom King (A) Jo?lle Jones (CA) Mikel Janin
SUPERFRIENDS" part three! Batman and Wonder Woman fight together in an epic battle that will define and then redefine their relationship. What bonds these two pillars of the DCU together? What tears them apart? Find out as Batman continues on his quest for the one thing he's never had, happiness.
RATED T


(W) Gail Simone (A) Matt Ryan (A/CA) Aaron Lopresti
The road to Shamar is long-and thralls of the Corvidae threaten every step. But Conan will persevere in Diana's quest to protect the town...though he might be equally interested in revenge against the slaver who sold them into peril on the high seas! Co-published with Dark Horse Comics!
RATED T+



(W) Tini Howard (A/CA) Gilbert Hernandez
"Pregnant Pauses and Campout Makeouts" Dominic Price is a college-age cutie pie who just wants to spend the semester making out with his boyfriend, Taylor, in between rounds of TurboLight Fighter and maintaining a solidly passable 3.2 GPA. His mom, Octavia, formerly a badass action-movie-quality bounty hunter, didn't pay his tuition, because she had to get back in the business and spend 40K on black market weapons and body armor And she's bringing Dominic with her, because the alternative is making lattes for a semester, and he'd rather die. Good thing in mom's line of work, dying is an option!


(W) Ed Brubaker (A/CA) Sean Phillips
The third book in the bestselling KILL OR BE KILLED series from crime comics legends ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS. As Dylan tries to get his life back and confront the truth about the demon, he's caught in the crossfire between the Russian mafia and the NYPD.
Collects KILL OR BE KILLED #11-14


(W) Ales Kot (CA) Tom Muller (A/CA) Danijel Zezelj
SERIES PREMIERE
The United States of America, 2022.
The loss that ripped them apart drove one into the arms of the police state and the other towards a guerrilla war against the white supremacy. Now they meet again.
This is a story of a war.


(W) Gabby Rivera (A/CA) Joe Quinones
THE MIDAS WAR PART 1
•  America's finally found the family she's been searching for. Planeta Fuertona awaits.
•  But Exterminatrix and her corporation aren't done with America yet! And their motives go way deeper than America even dreamed.
•  When the Midas Corporation reignites a decades-old threat, America's newly discovered home stands at the brink of implosion!
•  And the biggest danger...may be America herself.
Rated T+


(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) Lan Medina (CA) Ken Lashley
THE NEGATIVE ZONE WAR Part 5
•  The X-Men's victory against the might of Scythian has come at a cost...which might kill them all!
•  How can the X-Men survive on a barren planet?
•  You DO NOT want to miss the status quo-altering final page!
Rated T+


(W) Adrian Wassel, David M. Booher (A/CA) Nick Robles
Abandoned at the Midnight Gates, facing a wall of armed aliens, Madsen does what he does best: He takes a running leap off something tall. This time into a river of acid. Washing ashore in an even stranger ward, Madsen receives help from a gang of orphans. They take him to their guardian, The Malady. With a name like that, what could go wrong?


CATALYST PRIME SUPERB #6
(W) David Walker, Sheena C. Howard (A) Ray-Anthony Height, Alitha Martinez (CA) Nilah Magruder
Ohio's new superheroes, Cosmosis and Amina, have barely survived taking on the soldiers from Foresight Corp. The enemy knows their secret identities, and has their parents in custody, forcing the heroes to go into the belly of the beast to reunite their families. But their new ally Abbie is taking on Foresight in a different way, and the secrets she digs up may turn the tide of battle.


(W) John Allison (A) Liz Fleming (A/CA) Max Sarin
It's springtime at Sheffield University-the flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and fast-pals Susan, Esther and Daisy continue to survive their first year of college. Written by John Allison (Bad Machinery, Scary Go Round) and illustrated by Reuben Award-winner Max Sarin, this deluxe hardcover collects issues #9-16 of the Eisner Award-nominated series as well as the next installment of Allison's original webcomic.


(W) Jason Inman, Ashley Robinson (A/CA) Ben Matsuya
Teenage hero Jupiter Jet must push her jetpack to the limit in order to outrun the villainous Praetor Pluto who is hot on her heels! But will a new invention built by her brother Chuck help Jupiter Jet's mission or harm it?


(W) Jeremy Whitley (A/CA) Xenia Pamfil
Raven's and Ximena are down. Sunshine's missing. Half of the crew is injured and the ship is boarded by enemies. Now it's time for Katie and the crew to step up and fight like their lives depend on it - because they do!


(W) Cavan Scott (A/CA) Richard Elson
Prepare to return to the epic universe of Jaegers and Kaiju with Pacific Rim Aftermath, the official comic book prequel to the highly anticipated new film Pacific Rim Uprising starring John Boyega and coming to theaters March 2018. Santa Monica, 2034. In a city that was once the jewel of the west coast, a new world has emerged: one rising up from the ashes of giant robots and giant monsters. In this futuristic aftermath, we will meet a new generation of survivors, including Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, who is searching for answers behind the death of his Legendary father; Griffin, a Jaeger pilot who has gone from using his skills to defend the world to piloting an illegal Jaeger enforcer for a mob boss; and the Mech Czar, a techno-criminal overlord who rules the underworld with a steel fist. Set against a neo-noir backdrop of street gangs, Kaiju worshipers, and Jaeger Scrapyards, a mysterious but familiar figure arrives with a dangerous agenda!



(W) Amy Chu (A) Carlos E. Gomez (CA) Ben Caldwell
Leaving a world of fast motorcycles and cold beer, Sonja returns to a more familiar setting of swords and magic and mead. At a nearby tavern she learns strange magic is afoot in this land, and a desperate priest is offering mercenaries some serious gold for a dangerous job. But something doesn't seem right...


(W) Ales Kot (A/CA) Luca Casalanguida
As Bond undergoes a post-mission medical examination, he relays the story of his previous mission to the examiner. Each cut, bruise, and broken bone connected to a specific event of the mission. A connection is made between two people with different purposes: one to save lives, the other to take them. From writer Ales Kot (Secret Avengers, Zero) comes a James Bond story that explores the secret agent in ways that we have yet to experience!



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