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COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases 2/25

NEW COMICS 2/25 by Slidely Slideshow

Another glorious comic book day is upon us and it's jam-packed with great new series, fantastic on-going titles and excellent graphic novels and trade paperbacks. Whatever your pleasure you can find a superb read today and we hope this week's notable new releases helps you decide.



Written by Ryan Ferrier. Art by Devaki Neogi. Cover by Tula Lotay. Three gangs. Five girls. No way out. Machete Betty leads a small gang of women under the selfappointed task of protecting their home of Old Beach, one of three boroughs surrounding a rich metropolitan city. When Betty takes the life of a rival gang member in an act of self-defense, she sets off a chain reaction of retaliation, gang warfare, and unlikely allies. It's up to the The Fever-Machete Betty, Derby Girl, Bloody Mary, Daisy Chain, and Violet Volt-to defend their turf at all costs. Cover price $3.99.



Written by Joshua Williamson. Art and Cover by Michael Broussard. Captain Midnight's on the hunt for the greatest threat this world has ever known. The Archon is out there, but who is he, and what does he want? Midnight will have to rely on the ever-dangerous and unlikeliest of allies, Helios, to get the information he needs. But that knowledge lies deep within the heart of Project Black Sky's most secret compound. Cover price $2.99.



Written by John Fawcett & Various. Art by Szymon Kudranski. Cover by Cat Staggs. One. Of a kind. Sarah's life was changed dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looked just like her. Sarah learned that, not only were she and the woman clones, but there were others just like them, and dangerous factions at work set on capturing them all. Now, the mysterious world of Orphan Black widens, with new layers of the conspiracy being peeled back in this miniseries! Cover price $3.99.



Written by Ryan Ferrier. Art by Valentin Ramon. Cover by Fiona Staples. Primetime TV; mortgages; traffic jams. The robots conquered earth, wiping out all life in the galaxy, but nothing changed. Meet D4VE, the greatest robot war hero, now trapped behind a desk at a soul-sucking day job. Can something, somewhere snap him out of this slump? This is D4VE's mid-life crisis. Cover price $3.99.



Written by Duane Swierczynski. Art by Michael Gaydos & Various. Cover by Michael Gaydos. New Ongoing Series! 'The Bullet's Kiss,' Part 1 of 5. When Philadelphia police officer Greg Hettinger stepped into the middle of a gunfight, hot lead shredded his face-and he pulled the trigger, blind. Now Greg is waking up in a world where he's a killer, hopelessly scarred and hooked on painkillers. What does a man do when he can no longer face the world, yet still wants to do good? He puts on a hood. Cover price $3.99.



Volume 1 - 1st printing. "Highway to Hell!" Collects Chaos (2014 Dynamite) #1-6. Written by Tim Seeley. Art by Mirka Andolfo. Cover by J. Scott Campbell. The horror "heroes" of Chaos! Comics are back! The undead Evil Ernie, goddess Purgatori, vampire Chastity, and supernatural band of misfits known as The Omen have individually witnessed visions of the world's impending doom, and rush headlong into conflict. Some try desperately to avert the holocaust, out of altruism or self-interest, while others just want to raise some hell. So begins the return of the Chaos! universe on an epic scale, the resurrection of fan-favorite boogeymen and femme fatales amidst a violent, apocalyptic upheaval! Softcover, 152 pages, full color. Cover price $19.99.



3rd Edition - 1st printing. Collects Black Panther (2005-2008 3rd Series) #1-6 and and Fantastic Four (1961-1996 1st Series) #52-53. Written by REGINALD HUDLIN. Art and cover by JOHN ROMITA, JR. Deep in the heart of Africa is Wakanda, a technologically advanced civilization of great power and mystery. During the last ten centuries, as European colonial powers spread their guns, armies and undisputed domination throughout the continent, Wakanda has stood alone as an unconquerable land inhabited by undefeatable warriors. Governing this nation is a lineage of warrior-kings possessing enhanced speed, strength and agility. Today, T'Challa is the latest in this famed family line, the great hero known worldwide as the Black Panther. Despite the futile defeats of the past, outsiders are once more assembling to invade Wakanda and plunder its riches. Leading this brutal assault is Klaw, a deadly assassin with the blood of T'Challa's murdered father on his hands. Klaw brings with him a powerful army of super-powered mercenaries, all hell-bent on raining death and destruction on this pristine land. Even with Wakanda's might and his own superhuman skills, can the Black Panther prevail against such a massive invading force? Softcover, 200 pages, full color. Cover price $24.99.



1st printing. Collects Fade Out (2014 Image) #1-5. Written by Ed Brubaker. Art and cover by Sean Phillips. BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS' newest hit series, THE FADE OUT is an epic noir set in the world of noir itself, the backlots and bars of Hollywood at the end of its Golden Era. A movie stuck in endless reshoots, a writer damaged from the war and lost in the bottle, a dead movie star and the lookalike hired to replace her. Nothing is what it seems in the place where only lies are true. THE FADE OUT is BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS' most ambitious project yet. Softcover, 120 pages, full color. Cover price $9.99.



Volume 1 - 1st printing. "Clockwork City!" Story and art by Meredith McClaren. New to the city of Cobble, Orio must depend on help wherever she can find it, but her assigned familiar Bauble has other interests. And as the two explore the walls of their city, they find that they are not the only new arrivals. Softcover, 110 pages, full color. Cover price $15.99.



Volume 2 - 1st printing. "Two Worlds, One Cop!" Collects Sex Criminals (2013) #6-10. Written by Matt Fraction. Art and cover by Chip Zdarsky. The second storyline from the Eisner-award winning SEX CRIMINALS finds the honeymoon to be over for Jon and Suzie. Once the thrill of new lust fades, where do you go? Come along and laff and love with Matt and Chip as they brimp back ceaselessly against the past. Softcover, 128 pages, full color. Mature Readers Cover price $14.99.



Written by Ed Brubaker. Art by Sean Phillips and Elizabeth Breitweiser. Cover by Sean Phillips. CRIMINAL COMES TO IMAGE! To celebrate the return of CRIMINAL to print, BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS return to their award-winning title for the first time in years for a 48-page special sure the thrill their readers, old and new alike! It's 1976, and Teeg Lawless is doing 30 days in county jail with a price on his head, his only safe company from the savagery a beat-up old comic magazine his dead cellmate left behind. It's CRIMINAL like you've never seen it before, with a comic within the comic and all those slick '70s thrills! Cover price $4.99.



Written by David Pinckney. Art and Cover by Soo Lee. Round 4! Amarosa has made it through three trials that have all tested her in ways she couldn't imagine. Though her fourth trail is colossal in more ways than one, finding out what makes her special may be the key to her success. The question is, will she figure it out in time? Cover price $3.99.



Written by Jay Faerber. Art and Cover by Fran Bueno. Liam and Hope get a crash course in Vampire 101. Cover price $3.50.



Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov. Art and Cover by Gabo. Nettie's reunion with her baby daughter isn't all she'd hoped--Essie's grown six years in a few moments apart, and now she doesn't even remember her mother. Not to mention that she's the leader of a rebel kid army and hangs out with a giant bunny god all day. Meanwhile, Jude and Hemingway are separated from the group and end up sunning somewhere a little too warm, and the Foreman deals with the repercussions of losing Jude in some not-so-pleasant ways. BONUS: A celestial coup d'etat! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Matt Fraction. Art and Cover by Christian Ward. O and her crew encounter...the Cyclops. Cover price $3.99.

Written by Jeremy Whitley. Art and Cover by Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt. Bedelia and Adrienne have a new teammate in Raven, The Pirate Princess. She's tough, smart, fun-loving and she's on an epic quest for revenge. When her quest clashes with Adrienne's, sparks will fly and only one princess can come out on top! Cover price $3.99.



Written by Michael Moreci. Art and Cover by Vic Malhotra. Alex, Sonya, and Bekkah desperately try to get off of Roche Limit and escape the escalating destruction. Learn the secrets of the anomaly in the final issue of the first volume of the critically acclaimed breakout hit! Cover price $3.50.



Written by Eric Stephenson. Art by Simon Gane and Jordie Bellaire. Cover by Simon Gane and Fonographiks. Don't look back. Cover price $2.99.



Written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV. Art by Greg Capullo & Various. Cover by Greg Capullo. 'Endgame' part 5. The Joker is back! The penultimate issue of the Clown Prince of Crime's horrifying return! Plus, in the backup story, the inmates and Mahreen finally learn the truth about The Joker! Cover price $3.99.



Written by Kieron Gillen. Art by Salvador Larroca. Cover by Adi Granov. The original Dark Lord of the Sith stars in his first ongoing series! Ever since Darth Vader made his first on-screen appearance, he became the one of the most popular villains to ever haunt an audience's dreams! Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of A NEW HOPE (and the pages of the new STAR WARS comic book) into his own series, showing the Empire's war with the Rebel Alliance from the other side! Cover price $3.99.



Written by Becky Cloonan and Brendan Fletcher. Art and Cover by Karl Kerschl. This month's assignment: Uncover the hideous secrets of Gotham Academy's North Hall! Also: smooching?! Cover price $2.99.



Written by Kieron Gillen. Art and Cover by Jamie McKelvie and Matthew Wilson. Now the eleventh god is here, it's time to party. You're invited. Everyone's invited. We can sleep when we're dead-but when you'll be dead within two years, you may as well turn up in your pyjamas. After seven issues of egomaniacs, it's time for an issue where the crowd is the star. Cover price $3.50.



Story, Art and Cover by George Perez. As Perdition and his zombie army battle the Sirens, Bombshell and Chan learn the truth about their unique relationship, and Ammo is forced to choose between her vow of pacifism or saving her teammate. Cover price $3.99.



Written by Ron Marz. Art by Abhishek Malsuni. Cover by Ed Benes. With John Carter lost and presumed dead in the Martian desert, his enemy's triumph is all but assured. But who is Captain Joshua Clark of Earth, and why does his hatred for John Carter know no bounds? As Dejah Thoris prays for her warlord's safe return, the shocking origin of John Carter's arch-enemy is finally revealed! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Nathan Cosby. Art by Ron Salas. Cover by Darwyn Cooke. 'I'll dare ANY adventure!' Welcome to the KING, full of Brawling Knights and Arthurian Adversaries and Mystical Meddling and Courageous Chivalry and Serpentine Sorcery and Withering Valor and Time-Shifting Adventures and Catastrophic confidence! Cover price $3.99.



Story, Art and Cover by Lee Bermejo. In the post-apocalyptic city of New Angeles, killing isn't just a crime - it's entertainment. When the 'big one' finally hit the West Coast, Los Angeles was left in ruins. And when the U.S. government decided to cut the city loose, things went from bad to worse. To survive, L.A. did what it does best: It turned survival into entertainment. Now, thirty years later, the city of New Angeles is thriving once more thanks to the blood sport known as SUICIDERS - a TV series that combines the spectacle of hand-to-hand combat with elaborate, high-tech obstacles that test each competitor's ability to survive. But these competitors have an edge: They've been freakishly enhanced by drugs and technology. The results are both marvelous and monstrous, as the man called The Saint begins to rise above his fellow Suiciders. Cover price $3.99.



Written by Jason Latour. Art and Cover by Javier Rodriguez. SPIDER-GWEN SPINS INTO HER OWN SERIES! BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! The breakout hit of the biggest Spider-Event of the century is taking comic shops by storm this winter with her own new ongoing series - SPIDER-GWEN! Gwen Stacy is Spider-Woman, but you knew that already. What you DON'T know is what friends and foes are waiting for her in the aftermath of Spider-Verse! Rated T+ Cover price $3.99.



Written by Erik Burnham. Art and Cover by Nacho Arranz. The cast of the GALAXY QUEST have enjoyed a career resurgence since returning from their intergalactic adventure, but all that is about to be interrupted by Qint, an alien with a very surprising ax to grind against Jason Nesmith and the crew of the NSEA Protector! Cover price $3.99.



Written by Marc Silvestri. Art and Cover by Marco Turini. The third arc kicks off with the team's realization that CDI is a necessary evil to keep even worse things at bay. Cover price $2.99.



Written by Aleah Baker. Art by Jim Amash & Various. Cover by Tracy Yardley. It starts with a spark! 'Spark of Life,' Part 3. Shocking truths are exposed as Dr. Ellidy reveals the tragic origin of the beloved A.I., Nicole! Meanwhile, Phage erupts from the shadows of the Digital World to sew chaos on the island! Can our heroes rally to save Nicole and drive off this new threat? Night is falling, and terrible monsters are closing in! Cover price $3.99.

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