NEW COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable Releases 9/14/16
NEW COMIC BOOK DAY 9/14 by Slidely Slideshow
Comics! Comics! Comics! Get your red-hot comics today! Check out this week's latest releases. All-Star Batman, Batgirl and the Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman, Briggs Land, Jonesy, Control, Animosity, and much, much more are available now at your local comic shop or online. New #1s this week: Hadrian's Wall by Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel, and Rod Reis, The Forevers by Curt Pires, Ramon Villalobos, and Eric Pfeiffer, and Doom Patrol by Gerard Way and Nick Derington. See the rest of our recommendations and watch the slideshow featuring music from Sia. Happy Reading!
The double-sized debut issue of the new sci-fi-rom-com-dram-actioner from the writer of THE BUNKER and the artist of MY LITTLE PONY-wait, really? Okay. INVASION! Aliens are real. They’re here, they’re mean and they’re standing in judgement over the citizens of Earth. Final countdown. Representing humanity (by some fluke) is your boy Jeff Steinberg. Romantically challenged idiot, video store clerk, constipated, confused, distractible. In other words, the planet is totally doomed. Also, robots!
Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahía de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister's sake — and her own.
Raina Telgemeier has masterfully created a moving and insightful story about the power of family and friendship, and how it gives us the courage to do what we never thought possible.
(W) Julie Benson, Shawna Benson (A) Claire Roe (CA) Yanick Paquette
"WHO IS ORACLE?" part 3! Batgirl, Black Canary, and Huntress must team up with the GCPD to protect a mafia capo from an attack by his one-time friends! He's the only man with a lead on the nefarious new Oracle...but dead men tell no tales! Of course, it's hard to make a team-up work when the team's ready to tear itself apart on its first mission!
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Tomm Coker
"A SPIRIT OF COOPERATION"
In the world of high finance, solving one murder leads the police to the location where all the bodies have been buried. The time is nigh to invest in the coolest new comic of the year!
(W) Andy Diggle, Angela Cruickshank (A) Andrea Mutti (CA) Ben Oliver
There's a deadly plot in the highest echelons of the Washington elite... and the bodies are piling up, cops and civilians both! Detective Kate Burnham's investigation leads her to confront a mystery woman spotted at the first crime scene... and come face-to-face with a powerful media magnate at the heart of the conspiracy!
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A/CA) Rafael de Latorre
One year after the "Wake," all Animals have gained the powers of thought and speech--and the ability power to take revenge. New York City erupts as a battleground between the what remains of the U.S. Government and the rise of the ferocious new "Animilitary," who seek to carve out a peaceful homeland of their own. Caught in the middle is a Bloodhound and his 10-year-old adopted human daughter, desperate to escape the conflict, and find a haven at last...
(W) Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel (A/CA) Rod Reis
When an astronaut on HADRIAN'S WALL is murdered, pill-popping detective Simon Moore is dispatched to investigate the ship's crew... including his own ex-wife. But if Simon's not careful, what he finds could make the interstellar Cold War go red hot. From the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed series C.O.W.L. comes a gripping, locked room murder mystery where the secrets of everyone involved are as dark as the space that surrounds them.
(W) Rick Laprade, J. McClary (A/CA) J. McClary
Miru and his new allies begin their quest to uncover the secret of the dragon's arrival. Hunted by Dr. Monopoly's hired guns, the trio discover an even greater threat in the shadows of the Wraith Wood.
(W) Ian Flynn (A) Terry Austin, Diana Skelly (CA) Dan Schoening
"Panic in the Sky," Part Three. The finale to the "Shattered World Saga" is reaching a fever pitch! Sonic battles Dr. Eggman in a desperate bid to rescue Chip! The Freedom Fighters invade Eggman's refinery against impossible odds! Rotor flies the Sky Patrol into a no-win battle with the Death Egg! And it only gets more nuts from there! Featuring the third of four connecting covers by comics pro Dan Schoening plus an "Egg Dragoon" variant by Mr. Sonic comics, Tracy Yardley!
(W) Rob Williams (A/CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams
"THE BLACK VAULT" part 2! What was meant to be a routine mission to retrieve a "cosmic item" from an undersea fortress has become a nightmare beyond anything the Suicide Squad ever expected. And with half the team down, it's up to Harley Quinn, Katana, and a demon-possessed graphic designer named June Moore to save the Squad from the most dangerous man in the DC Universe. That's right...they're screwed.
The back-up story will be "Captain Boomerang: Agent of Oz," in which Amanda Waller digs deep into the implausibly impressive origins of the Suicide Squad's most loathsome member to discover the truth the world has been asking for: just who made Boomerang a captain anyway? This seven-page backup story is written by Rob Williams with art by Ivan Reis and Oclair Albert!
(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Alberto Alburquerque
The truth is here. The crew of the Clarke won't take it sitting down, though, and make a plan to appeal one last time to the Builders-but one of them has something more drastic in mind. On Earth, the 666 prepare to leave for good-including Blades' son, Mark.
(W) Ryan Ferrier (A/CA) Valentin Ramon
It's the end of days, and the end of HOT DAMN! Teddy's fate will be sealed forever, for better or worse. Oh, and also the fate of the entire world rests in the hands of God, Satan, and both their armies. No big deal.
• The acclaimed creators of D4VE welcome you to Hell, for the series climax!
(W) Jody Houser (A) Pere Perez, Marguerite Sauvage (CA) Kevin Wada
#FaithCon2016! Mild-mannered blogger by day. L.A.'s leading superhero by night. Faith Herbert - aka the high-flying hero called Zephyr - has come a long way since she first set foot in the City of Angels. But nothing can prepare her for the pinnacle of all her experiences to date: California's biggest comic book convention! But even amidst a sea of fellow fans, cosplayers, and collectibles, crime waits for no man! With thousands watching and even more at stake, can Faith prevent all-pandemonium - and preserve her secret identity - when the fun turns to frenzy? Find out here as breakout star Jody Houser (DC Young Animal's Mother Panic) and acclaimed artist Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) launch the most talked-about new series of 2016 to astonishing new heights!
(W) Brian Wood (A) Mack Chater (CA) Tula Lotay
Grace's first test as boss of the Briggs' territory presents itself: bring her sons together in the aftermath of an attempted assassination. Nearby, two ATF agents start to dig into the family business.
(W) Jo?lle Jones (A/CA) Jo?lle Jones
Josie accepts an offer to team up and discovers the partnership is a match made in hit heaven. But not everything is smooth sailing when the local hit squad discovers who her new partner is.
(W) Sam Humphries (A/CA) Caitlin Rose Boyle
It's summertime for Jonesy and the gang, and things are really heating up!
(W) Chelsea Cain (A) Kate Niemczyk (CA) Jo?lle Jones
CIVIL WAR II TIE-IN!
• Trapped on a ship full of super hero cosplayers, Bobbi investigates the murder of one of the passengers. But this ship of fools has dark secrets. Someone is pulling the strings.
• Bobbi, Hunter, and a motley band of surprisingly committed cosplayers must puzzle out the conspiracy as the ship continues to circle the Bermuda Triangle.
(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Chris Sprouse (CA) Brian Stelfreeze
RISE OF THE DORA MILAJE!
• T'Challa's failures as king are revealed to the UNITED NATIONS!
• Ayo and Aneka, the Midnight Angels, are courted by Tetu and The People to raise Wakanda to glory, but at what price?
• The storyline that has critics raving and retailers selling out continues!
(W) Curt Pires (CA) Ramon Villalobos (A/CA) Eric Pfeiffer
Live fast. Live forever. Five friends struggling on the brink of stardom sacrifice everything in a black magic pact that brings them all the wealth and glamour they ever wanted. Years later though, the "glow" is fading. But when one of them dies, and they feel a surge of magic rise amongst them, they soon realize that they all share in the power of the glow. And when a member of the group decides to kill the rest and claim the glow for their own, they suddenly find themselves fighting for their lives. As they search for the killer's identity, each of The Forevers must face the macabre reality of the lengths to which some people will go to be adored, and to make certain that the spotlight never fades...
(W) Gerard Way (A/CA) Nick Derington
The atoms are buzzing. The daydreams crowd sentient streets, and the creative team has been warned, "Turn back now or suffer the mighty consequence of sheer, psycho-maniacal mayhem." Generation-arsonists unite-this is DOOM PATROL, and the God of the Super Heroes is bleeding on the floor.
A blenderized reimagining of the ultimate series of the strange, DOOM PATROL combines elements from classic runs, new directions, and things that could not be. Our entry point is Casey Brinke, a young EMT on the graveyard shift to abstract enlightenment, with a past so odd that she's not entirely sure what is real and what is not. Along with her partner, Sam Reynolds, the pair blaze a path through the city and its denizens, finding the only quiet that exists at 3am is the chaos of the brain. When the pair answer a hit-and-run call, they find themselves face to face with a familiar figure: Cliff Steele, AKA Robotman.
"It gets weirder from here," writer Gerard Way had to say about the book, with artist Nick Derington gripping tightly on the wheel of the ambulance. The pair's only communication? Shouting out of the open windows while at high velocity. Who needs a new roommate? Who names a cat "Lotion"? And when do we get to see all those muscles?
Find your answers inside the pages of this comic book, as we set the stage for new beginnings, as well as the re-introduction of some classic DOOM PATROL characters, including Niles Caulder, Negative Man, Flex Mentallo, and Crazy Jane.
The debut title of DC's Young Animal line kicks off with a removable sticker on its cover: Pull back the gyro to reveal its secrets, but be warned-there is no turning back.
(W) Phil Jimenez (A) Matt Santorelli (A/CA) Phil Jimenez
"WHO IS SUPERWOMAN?" part 2! The battle of Metropolis Harbor rages on and the casualties are mounting! To save both herself and the city from the ultra-powered Bizarress duo, Superwoman must turn to John Henry Irons-a.k.a. Steel-for help! But there is a larger villainous force at work behind the scenes, and you won't believe who it is! Buckle up for the shocking true identity of Ultra Woman!
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Steve Lieber
NEW STORY ARC
Roy meets The Mayor.
(W) Robert Venditti (A) Robert Gill (CA) Kano
ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! Valiant's immortal master of war makes A DEAL WITH A DEVIL!
Gilad Anni-Padda, the Eternal Warrior, has sacrificed his humanity for the betterment of the Earth. Empowered with the gift to recover from any wound - and even death itself - he has waged an endless crusade to guide the path of civilization through the ages. But as the centuries pass and his list of battlefield victories grows, he is fated to always reap the same sad reward: to see his families, his children, and all his loved ones... age, wither, and die...
Now, the Eternal Warrior will be presented with a choice that could end his grief forever. An opportunity to resurrect the fallen sons and daughters that he believed forever lost. But this chance for peace and happiness will come at a terrible cost... and in service to an evil far greater than any Gilad has faced before...
(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Nicola Scott
"WONDER WOMAN YEAR ONE" part 3! Diana brings Steve back home, but the reception is not what either of them expected. Amid suspicion and a looming threat, the Patrons pay a visit, and new friendships are forged.
(W) Brendan Fletcher, Becky Cloonan, Karl Kerschl (A) Adam Archer, Sandra Hope (CA) Karl Kerschl
GOTHAM ACADEMY is back with an all-new storyline for its second semester! When you're Olive Silverlock, winter holidays can be a drag. Luckily, when a new student shows up at Gotham Academy to keep her company while the other students are away, Olive finds what could be a brand new friend...or a whole lot of trouble!