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COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases 5/20/15


NEW COMIC BOOK DAY RELEASES 5/20/2015 by Slidely Slideshow

Another new comic day arrives and it's very Image Comics heavy. There's even a double dose of Ed Brubaker with The Fade Out #6 and the trade paperback of Velvet: The Secret Lives of Dead Men. Scott Snyder and Jock continue their creepfest with Wytches #6. There's also two from Jay Faerber with Secret Identities #4 and the trade paperback of Graveyard Shift. Chip Zdarsky's Kaptara is back with issue two and Matt Hawkins' The Tithe #2 ratchets up the tension. But wait! There's some neat stuff from other publishers as well.

Dynamite's new Swords of Sorrow event continues with the Swords of Sorrow: Vampirella/Jennifer Blood miniseries, Dark Horse Comics is killing it with the Archie vs. Predator #2, Valiant has fans cheering for Ninjak #3, and Boom! Studios' UFOlogy #2 brings a fresh sci-fi tale. 

And oh yeah, a new start-up called Marvel has the mighty A-Force #1 debut as well as a new Planet Hulk series and the continuation of Star Wars. Happy reading y'all!




Written by Alex De Campi. Art by Rich Koslowski and Fernando Ruiz. Cover by Dan Parent. Archie and the gang head back to Riverdale, but the vicious extraterrestrial Predator is in hot pursuit! When the kids determine that Betty and Veronica are the targets, they devise a secret weapon-Jughead in drag! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Ollie Masters. Art by Ming Doyle. Cover by Becky Cloonan. Kath, Raven, Angie and Tommy hunt a desperate Jimmy after his failed attempt to take back control of Hell's Kitchen. But this isn't any ordinary night - this is the New York City blackout of '77, and with the police barely able to contain the widespread looting and arson, chaos reigns on the streets. Cover price $2.99.


Written by C. Willow Wilson and Marguerite Bennett. Art by Jorge Molina. Cover by Jim Cheung. Marvel's Mightiest Women finally get their own explosive series! In a secluded corner of the Battleworld, an island nation is fiercely protected by a team of Avengers the likes of which has only ever been glimpsed before… Fighting to protect the small sliver of their world that's left, the Amazing A-FORCE stands shoulder-to-shoulder, ready to take on the horde! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Greg Pak and Sam Humphries. Art by Takeshi Miyazawa and Marc Laming. Cover by Mike Del Mundo. A forbidden zone of wild HULKS. A battle-worn gladiator named STEVE ROGERS. A journey that could break the spirit of a world's greatest freedom fighter. PLUS: A back up story by a surprise creative team! Cover price $4.99.


Written by Jason Aaron. Art and Cover by John Cassaday. THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME CONTINUES! As Luke goes home in search of the truth about his late mentor... ...Leia takes Han on a secret mission of vital importance to the Rebellion. Unfortunately, they both run into some unfriendly encounters. Cover price $3.99.


Written by James Tynion IV and Noah J Yuenkel. Art and Cover by Matt Fox. Following the disaster at the abandoned house, the bodies of Eustace and 'the stranger' are examined while Becky lies in a hospital bed, wishing she could forget everything that happened. Malcolm knows there's something bigger going on, though, and is eager to investigate. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Ed Brubaker. Art and Cover by Sean Phillips and Elizabeth Breitweiser. Charlie and his blacklisted friend Gil hunt Hollywood's back alleys for answers to Valeria Sommer's murder and cover-up, but the one man who might know something, ex-child star 'Flapjack' Jones, has gone into hiding...unless he's dead in a ditch by the side of the road. Cover price $3.50.


1st printing. Collects Graveyard Shift (2014 Image) #1-4. Written by Jay Faerber. Art and cover by Fran Bueno. Reunited after their memorable run on NOBLE CAUSES, JAY FAERBER and FRAN BUENO bring you a new tale of crime, horror, and romance! It's Fright Night-style thrills and Castle-style crime-solving as a homicide detective and his girlfriend find their love put to the ultimate test when they run afoul of a gang of vampires! Softcover, 104 pages, full color. Cover price $14.99.


Written by Chip Zdarsky. Art and Cover by Kagan McLeod. MANTON! DARTOR! MOTIVATIONAL ORB! Heroes for the ages! As they set out to save Earth, our hero Keith Kanga retires to a life of luxury on Kaptara! But can he resist the siren song of guilt? A perfect jumping-on point for people who've read issue one! Cover price $3.50.


Written by Ian Flynn. Art by Gary Martin & Various. Cover by Edwin Huang. On the eve of Sonic/Mega Man: Worlds Unite comes 'Prisoners of War'! Dr. Wily built his Robot Masters as tools of war-but when war is over, what happens to these mechanical servants? Mega Man has hopes that they can become tools of peace! Of course, not everyone agrees with Mega Man's positive point of view. Will his optimism lead to his destruction? Meanwhile, who is the mysterious Mr. X, and what connection does he have to the past, present and future of Mega Man? This story leads into the next mega cross-title crossover 'Worlds Unite!' so don't miss a moment of the action! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Matt Kindt. Art by Clay Mann and Butch Guice. Cover by Lewis LaRosa. Ninjak's to-do-list for May: 1. Subvert the largest most dangerous weapons dealer in the world. 2. Focus on not letting your tortured childhood distract you. 3. Push your memories of loss so far down that you forget how to feel. 4. Betray everyone you know. 5. Don't get killed. (Repeat as necessary) Cover price $3.99.


Written by Brian Joines and Jay Faerber. Art by Ilias Kyriazis and Ron Riley. Cover by Ilias Kyriazis. Punchline must uncover the truth when she and Vesuvius find themselves pulled into battle against a super-powered stalker. Meanwhile, Crosswind continues manipulating one of his new teammates, bringing him one step closer to learning the secrets of the Front Line. Cover price $3.50.


Written by David Walker. Art by Bilquis Evely. Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz and Denys Cowan, The critically acclaimed comic book debut of Shaft comes to a violent end in a hard-boiled climax of retribution, revenge, and betrayal. The first big case of private detective John Shaft's career has come with a high price. Shaft has it all figured out, but the bodies haven't finished dropping, and there are still scores to settle. With the ghosts of his past looking over his shoulder, and his enemies in his sights, Shaft makes his final play. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Nancy A. Collins. Art by Dave Acosta. Cover by Billy Tan. Vampirella travels to Southern California to hunt down a supernatural serial killer known as the Pacifica Slasher, only to find herself transported to an alternate reality where there's no such things as vampires, demons, and magic. But, as the most dangerous woman in the world, vigilante Jennifer Blood knows, that doesn't mean monsters don't exist. Does the weirdly shaped sword presented to her by the mysterious being called The Courier hold the key to returning Vampirella to her own universe? Or will she be forced to live and die in L.A.? Cover price $3.99.


Written by Matt Hawkins. Art and Cover by Rahsan Ekedal. Another mega-church is robbed despite the FBI's surveillance. Tension ratchets up as a member of Samaritan's 'heist' team is killed and the 'Robin Hood' act isn't quite as fun as they thought. Cover price $3.99.


  • Story ByEd Brubaker Art BySteve EptingArt ByElizabeth Breitweiser Cover Price: $14.99 Diamond ID: JAN150661 Published: May 20, 2015 The white-hot spy series from the creators of Captain America: The Winter Soldier is back! Everything Velvet Templeton ever believed about the worst night of her life has turned out to be a lie, and now she's coming back to London, taking the hunt back to the hunters, to find the truth or die trying. Don't miss the second volume in the adventures of comics' favorite new super-spy! Collects VELVET #6-10.


Written by Scott Snyder. Art by Jock and Matt Hollingsworth. Cover by Jock. As Charlie struggles to save Sailor from the wytches' grasp, the monsters' true hold over the Rooks family is revealed in this, the harrowing ending to the series' first arc! Cover price $3.99.

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