New Comic Book Day: Notable Releases 8/10/16
This week in comics we have the return of acclaimed Batman writer, Scott Snyder, debuting what else, a Batman book. Not just any book as the Dark Knight gets the "All Star" treatment with All Star Batman #1. Along with legendary artist John Romita, Jr., they'll put a new spin on Gotham's long list of rogues beginning with Two-Face. Plenty of other "Rebirth" titles out too, Wonder Woman in particular, features the second chapter of 'Year One' storyline. Elsewhere, Black Panther, Ninjak, Vampirella, The Vision, and Space Battle Lunchtime are back with new issues. You can't lose this week. Visit your local shop and enjoy! Happy reading!
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NEW COMIC BOOK DAY 8/10/16 by Slidely Slideshow
(W) Scott Snyder (A) Declan Shalvey (A/CA) John Romita, Danny Miki
"My Own Worst Enemy" part one! Superstar writer Scott Snyder explodes into an all-new Batman series alongside legendary artist John Romita Jr., reimagining some of the Dark Knight's greatest villains. First up: Two-Face! Batman must take Two-Face to a destination out of Gotham City, but the duplicitous villain has a two of spades up his sleeve. Every assassin, bounty hunter and ordinary citizen with something to hide is on their tails with one goal: kill Batman! Handcuffed together on the road to hell, this is Batman and Two-Face as you've never seen them before!
(W) Rafer Roberts (A) Mike Norton (CA) David Lafuente
Archer and Armstrong and Davey the Mackerel are joining the circus for "NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN"!
Archer and Armstrong are on the hunt for Armstrong's long-lost wife, and the clues have put them on the trail of America's craziest traveling circus! But it's not just clowns, carnies, and strongmen lurking under the big top... When the world's premier adventure duo discover dozens of mutated Armstrong doppelgängers secretly running the show, all heck is bound to break loose! And it's only going to get worse when Davey the Mackerel returns with a shocking new set of secrets about Armstrong's bottomless satchel...and what else might be soon plotting its escape!
Mad science meets the midway when red-hot writer Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) and Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton (Revival) toss Archer & Armstrong into the wildest show on Earth with a perfect new jumping-on point in "NEXT STOP CLOWNTOWN"!
(W) Nancy A. Collins (A) Kewber Baal (CA) Gabriel Hardman
Everybody is kung fu fighting! In fact, it's a little bit frightening! "Furious Road" reaches its action-packed, grindhouse climax as Ash and his allies - including the Frankenstein's Monster, The Daughter of Dracula, and her infamous father - team up with a monastery full of Motor City Shaolin monks against The General and his demonic Army of Darkness in a last-ditch attempt to save the world... or at least themselves! Oh-ho-ho-hoh-HA!
(W) Matt Kindt (A) Khari Evans, Andres Guinaldo (CA) Diego Latorre
ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! "THE FIST AND THE STEEL" starts now!
Many years from now, Earth's immortal master of war and the world's deadliest intelligence operative fight side by side. As was foretold in the BOOK OF DEATH, an aging Ninjak and Eternal Warrior are fated to spend their days as humanity's guardians, protecting it from the myriad threats that loom over the horizon of Earth's future. But when the ultimate menace rises to obliterate all traces of life, can Colin King and Gilad Anni-Padda - Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior - cement their status as the Valiant Universe's greatest heroic duo...or will their legacy go up in flames?
Plus: Back in the present, the unthinkable has happened to Ninjak and his fellow MI-6 agents that survived the horrors of the Deadside! Infected with an aggressive and lethal cancer from his exposure to a noxious parallel dimension, Ninjak must race against the clock for a cure before he makes a permanent trip to the realm of the dead!
Jump on board the steel-shattering adventures of Valiant's number-one super-spy here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and explosive artists Khari Evans (IMPERIUM) and Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark) read from the BOOK OF DEATH...and bring the full weight of the future crashing down on Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior!
(W) Ian Flynn (A) Jim Amash, Adam Bryce Thomas (CA) Tracy Yardley
Tougher than leather, it's Knuckles in "Shattered," Part Two. The mysteries deepen and the suspense builds! Amy and Rouge fight for their lives! Omega is out of commission! And Knuckles is lead deep into the heart of the Hidden Palace Zone by the new Echidna, Nixus! But is this strange newcomer everything he seems to be? Featuring cover art by Sonic comics legend Tracy Yardley and an "& Knuckles" variant by the delightful Diana Skelly!
(W) Jai Nitz, Michael Moreci (A) Cliff Richards, Oscar Bazaldua, Scott Hanna (CA) Mike Huddleston
From the pages of SUICIDE SQUAD comes an all-new series featuring two of the team's most infamous heroes, El Diablo and Boomerang! First, a sudden pardon frees the fiery El Diablo from Belle Reve prison, much to the shock (and irritation) of team leader Amanda Waller. Chato returns to his old neighborhood to reunite with his family, but when he's attacked by a heavily armed local gang and their leader, the deadly, super-powered Bloodletter, will his freedom and his life get cut dramatically short?
Meanwhile, in the first chapter of two-part tale written by Michael Moreci (from DC's Writers Workshop program) with art by Oscar Bazaldua, Boomerang and the Squad embark on a mission to take down a ruthless dictator within a small, unstable Central American nation, but when the mission goes awry, the Squad must jump in a helicopter and flee as all hell breaks loose. But amid the chaos, the team realizes one of them was accidentally left behind: Boomerang! How can he stay alive long enough to be rescued when a whole army wants him dead?
(W) Andrew Wheeler (A/CA) Paulina Ganucheau
Things are looking dire for our valiant heroes. Badlug is on their trail, Misty's father is marching to battle, and Thrawgg the Unconquered is very close to conquering Gorga and Pete. Will they prevail over the forces of darkness, or will Misty be forced to marry Badlug in order to avert a full-out war?
(W) Natalie Riess (A/CA) Natalie Riess
Peony's gotten through two grueling rounds of Space Battle Lunchtime, the hit cooking competition with more sabotage than you could shake a spoon at. But this next challenge may very well be her last. It's a... TEAM CHALLENGE! And working with aloof Neptunia is no cake walk, especially when the fishy alien doesn't like any of Peony's recipes!
(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Chris Sprouse (CA) Brian Stelfreeze
"A SWORD FOR LIONS" STARTS NOW!
• Ta-Nehisi Coates is joined by guest artist and modern master Chris Sprouse for the second arc chronicling the final days of the kingdom of Wakanda!
• As Zenzi and The People poison the citizens of Wakanda against the Black Panther, a cabal of nation-breakers is assembled...
• With his allies dwindling, T'Challa must rely on his elite secret police, the Hatut Zeraze, and fellow Avenger Eden Fesi, a.k.a. Manifold!
• Meanwhile, Shuri's spirit journeys through The Djalia...but what awaits her there?
(W) Tom King (A) Gabriel Hernandez Walta (CA) Mike Del Mundo
• Tragedy has come to the Vision family. While those around him mourn, Vision plans for revenge, a revenge that will send him into a deadly confrontation with the heroes of the Marvel Universe.
• As the saga of Vision and his family draws closer to its world-shaking conclusion, don't miss out on the series everyone is talking about!
(W) Matt Hawkins (A/CA) Raffaele Ienco
Julia survives Asia and heads to Africa.
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Tomm Coker
ALL HAIL GOD MONEY! From JONATHAN HICKMAN (EAST OF WEST, Secret Wars, Avengers) and TOMM COKER (UNDYING LOVE) comes a new crypto-noir series about the power of dirty, filthy money... and exactly what kind of people you can buy with it. THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS is classic occultism where the various schools of magic are actually clandestine banking cartels who control all of society: a secret world where vampire Russian oligarchs, Black popes, enchanted American aristocrats, and hitmen from the International Monetary Fund work together to keep ALL OF US in our proper place.
(W) Kate Leth (A) Eman Casallos (CA) Chrissie Zullo
After the harrowing conclusion of our first arc, Vampirella needs a break - not that it means she'll get one! A horror hostess gig goes awry in this stand-alone adventure tale of Weird Hollywood!
(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Nicola Scott
"Wonder Woman Year One" part two! Paradise has been breached, Ares stirs, and the Amazons must answer with a champion of their own...one who is willing to sacrifice her home amongst her sisters to save a world she has never seen.