NEW COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable Releases 7/5/17
It's another great week for comics. We've culled 18 of them for this week's recommendations but it easily could have been more. Whatever you're looking for it's on stands today. Horror - Babyteeth, Sabrina, Unholy Grail. Superheroes - Batman, Green Arrow, Black Bolt, Zodiac Starforce. Sci-fi - Catalyst Prime Noble, Failsafe. Fantasy - Karma Police, Claudia & Rex. And so much more. Happy reading!
NEW COMIC BOOK DAY 7/5/17 by Slidely Slideshow
MUSIC BY CALVIN HARRIS
(W) Roberto Aguirre Sacasa (A/CA) Robert Hack
The horror adventures of Sabrina return! Learn the haunting back story of Sabrina's father, Edward Spellman.
(W) Chris Lewis (A) Jasen Smith (CA) Mike Spicer (A/CA) Tony Gregori
On her first mission as a compassionate assassin, Jack found an enchanted dagger from her previous incarnation's bloody past. Its true power is revealed when it opens a portal to a mysterious realm known as the Grove. Seeking answers, Jack and her companions pass through the portal, only to find the Grove is more bizarre, and more dangerous than they ever imagined.
(W) F. j. Desanto, Todd Farmer (A) Federico Dallocchio (CA) Jon Adams
As John Ravane recovers from the attack on Insuregent Command, and President Chong tries to contain the ensuing turmoil, thousands of sleeper soldiers launch a hostile takeover of Manhattan. While the motives behind the violent occupation remain unclear, Insurgent Affairs expert Cindy Ford does uncover the truth behind the kidnapping of Ravane's daughter.
(W) Paul Cornell (A) Jimmy Broxton (CA) Philip Tan
Ever wondered what happens to your soul when you die? Spent time pondering if karma is real? Questioned whether there's a greater power out there watching to see if we've been naughty or nice? This month, Vampirella is your guide as all your existential questions are answered. Rudely!
(W) Matt Hawkins (A/CA) Atilio Rojo
Sam kidnaps the CEO of Northlock Industries, a massive military industrial complex company that's linked to the president, and begins her plan to take him down. She comes to terms with the fact that it may very well be a suicide mission.
ZODIAC STARFORCE CRIES OF FIRE PRINCE #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Kevin Panetta (A/CA) Paulina Ganucheau
An elite group of teenage girls with magical powers have sworn to protect our planet against dark creatures . . . as long as they can get out of class! Known as the Zodiac Starforce, these high-school girls aren't just combating math tests-they're also battling monsters!
After defeating a former ZS member and her mean-girl minions, the girls thought they'd get a little break! But a new big bad's come out to play, and demons are starting to overrun the downtown!
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Garry Brown
The first few weeks of raising a baby can be hell. Clark won't latch or take a bottle, he's fussy all the time and he has just destroyed Sadie's sleep schedule. Ugh, and also the constant assassins and secret cabals organizing against her to kill her baby because he's the dark lord incarnate who will usher in the apocalypse...well, that is just not helping either...
From the writer of Buzzkill, Paybacks, Redneck and the break-out hit God Country comes a pulse-pounding new series with art from THE REVISIONIST's Garry Brown!
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Mirko Colak
Arthur Pendragon was the king of all Britain. His story is legendary. Merlin. The Lady of the Lake. Excalibur. Camelot. The Knights of the Round Table. But these stories are bright lies painted over the truth. Here is presented the gospel of Arthur's bloody rise to power and his unholy reign. The legend of King Arthur is not the stuff of legends, but the fuel of nightmares.
As Arthur descends into darkness, is there any lingering hope that he still might do something good?
From writer Cullen Bunn (Uncanny X-Men, Deadpool) and artist Mirko Colak (Punisher) comes a Lovecraftian take on the Arthurian legend that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.
(W) John Allison (A) Liz Fleming (A/CA) Max Sarin
What's the secret of the shed in the back of the girls' house, and why are strange men visiting it in the middle of the night?!
(W) Eliot Rahal (A) Khari Evans (CA) Kano
Even killing machines need a day off!
For the first time in over 30 years, two nanite-enhanced soldiers once controlled Project Rising Spirit - codenames: "Tank Man" and "Viet Man" - have finally earned their freedom and some government-sanctioned downtime, courtesy of Uncle Sam. After enduring a lifetime of war, blood, and fore, all these two semi-retired commandos want is a little vacation. But how long can this pair of highly trained tourists unwind and enjoy the sights of New York City... before they find trouble in the city that never sleeps?
Leave the selfie stick at home as rising star Eliot Rahal (Divinity III: Escape from Gulag 396, The Doorman) and Harvey Award nominated artist Khari Evans (Harbinger, Harley Quinn) give these
old soldiers the danger-filled day off they deserve...and celebrate Bloodshot's silver anniversary with an action-packed tribute to the original BLOODSHOT #12!
CATALYST PRIME NOBLE #3
(W) Brandon Thomas (A/CA) Roger Robinson
David Powell is the former astronaut turned fugitive superhuman, his telekinetic powers growing as he tries to regain his memories. But what is the secret history between David and Lorena Payan, the CEO of the humanitarian Foresight Corporation?
Secrets and lies begin to unravel as David is confronted by enemies at every turn, with his wife Astrid determined to get her husband back at all costs.
(W) Ulises Farinas, Erick Freitas (A/CA) Daniel Irizarri
A lushly rendered supernatural fantasy that follows two girls and their mother who find themselves in the middle of a vast, supernatural exodus. On their journey Cloudia is bestowed the powers of hundreds of different gods, but even those don't help her come to terms with the death of her father.
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Mikel Janin
"THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES" part two! The Riddler and The Joker escalate their bloody feud, and the villains of Gotham City are forced to choose sides or be caught in the crossfire! It's up to Batman to push himself to the limit and keep innocent citizens out of harm's way.
(W) Ben Percy (A) Stephen Byrne (CA) Otto Schmidt
"HARD TRAVELING HERO" part one! Unwilling to let another city suffer the same fate as Seattle, Green Arrow kicks off a new quest to hunt down the Ninth Circle across America! To stop disaster before it can happen, the (in)famously hot-headed Oliver Queen must mend fences with those he's alienated in the past, starting with THE FLASH! The second epic year of GREEN ARROW REBIRTH begins here!
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A/CA) Christian Ward
• The prisoners revolt! But are Black Bolt and his unlikely allies simply pawns in a bigger game?
• Plus: Death's Head! Is he there to help...or hunt?
• And who - or what - is the warden of this strange place? Whatever it is, the Jailer knows only penance and fear. And soon, so will the Silent King!
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Dalibor Talajic (CA) Dave Johnson
Remember the time Deadpool went a little TOO crazy and killed the entire Marvel Universe? Well, this isn't that. This is a DIFFERENT time. Writer Cullen Bunn and artist Dalibor Talajic (A.K.A. the creators behind DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE) have reunited for ANOTHER tale of Deadpool taking out all of your faves in the most horrific ways possible! It's gonna hurt him more than it hurts you...and you're gonna love it!
(W) Chad Bowers, Chris Sims (A) Mauro Vargas (CA) Tyler Kirkham
"The name is Ash, but you can call me Mr. Williams!"
Ash found out the hard way that major corporations frown upon the dismemberment of Deadites on company property. Go figure! But a change in career won't stop him from being The Chosen One!
Writers Chad Bowers & Chris Sims and artist Mauro Vargas put Ash Williams exactly where we need him...in the public school system!
(W) Daniel Warren Johnson (A/CA) Daniel Warren Johnson
Thea has followed her father's every order in their war against the Paznina. But how far is she willing to go?
(W) Magdalene Visaggio (A) Eva Cabrera (CA) Tess Fowler, Matt Wilson
The Fighting Kims finally get the bounty of their lives and Kim D reconnectes with an ex-girlfriend, so of course everything immediately goes catastrophically wrong. This high-flying, rad AF tale of exes and woes is the first in a four-part follow-up to 2016's summer favorite. Awesome!