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NEW COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable Releases 9/20/17

Another week, another incredible batch of new comics. Our list of recommendations is especially heavy with Image Comics but they have an embarrassment of riches this week. ANGELIC #1, DESCENDER #24, GASOLINA #1, GENERATION GONE #3, HORIZON #14, and SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER #4 (OF 5) are just some of the eclectic offerings available Wednesday. But wait, there's more great comics from other awesome publishers.



NEW COMIC BOOK DAY 9/20/17 by Slidely Slideshow
Music by Prophets of Rage "Killing in the Name" (Live)

So many good books out including WONDER WOMAN CONAN #1 by Gail Simone, Aaron Lopresti, and Matt Ryan, BATMAN #31 by Tom King and Mikel Janin with "THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES" part five, CATALYST PRIME SUPERB #3 by David Walker, Sheena C. Howard, and Alitha Martinez, WONDER WOMAN 77 MEETS THE BIONIC WOMAN #6 (OF 6) by Andy Mangels and Judit Tondora, MAGNUS #4 by Kyle Higgins and Jorge Fornes, and so much more! Check out the solicitations below. Happy reading!


(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) David Rubin
It was the greatest superhero event of all time, a multiversal crisis. Black Hammer, Abraham Slam, Golden Gail, Barbalien, Colonel Weird, and even Madame Dragonfly-they united to take down Anti-God, the ultimate evil, on the streets of Spiral City. 
For ten years, the former heroes have been living in exile. But a new arrival from the main timeline brought new hope. And maybe, finally, it's time for them to relaunch . . .


(W) Tom King (A/CA) Mikel Janin
"THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES" part five! It's tough to beat the two biggest puzzlemakers in the world at their own game, and Batman's gambits have only pulled him deeper into the moral quagmire where the Riddler and The Joker do their dirty work. All of Gotham City hangs in the balance as Batman faces the ultimate conundrum: are brainteasers better than belly laughs?


WONDER WOMAN CONAN #1
DC COMICS
(W) Gail Simone (A) Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan (CA) Darick Robertson
What makes one a legend? How do legends carve their names into history, when countless others are forgotten? Wonder Woman and Conan the Barbarian are destined by the fates to be legendary, but when their stories collide, will both emerge victorious, or will the fickle Gods cut their lives short? Co-published with Dark Horse Comics.


(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen
"RISE OF THE ROBOTS," Part Three-The fall's big DESCENDER event continues in the strangest and most shocking issue of DESCENDER yet, as the fate of the fan-favorite robot, DRILLER is finally revealed! Stranded on the planet Woch, Driller meets an old nomad called Mizerd. But he soon realizes that Driller may be a real killer and Mizerd is a real wizard! Magic comes to DESCENDER, and the universe will never be the same!


(W) Jody LeHeup, Sebastian Girner (A) Nil Vendrell (CA) Andrew Robinson
With his home destroyed and his spirit broken, Shirtless must join forces with a hated enemy if he hopes to rise against Logger and his loyal army of chainsaw-wielding Lumber Louts! Don't miss the pulse-pounding penultimate issue of SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER!


(W) Brandon Thomas (A) Juan Gedeon (CA) Jason Howard
The great Valian train robbery commences! But like all of Commander Zhia Malen's plans, there is more than meets the eye.


(W) Ales Kot, Andre Araujo (A/CA) Andre Araujo
Breaking point.


(W) Sean Mackiewicz (A/CA) Niko Walter
NEW SERIES! Fugitives. Rebels. Newlyweds. In their journey south from El Norte, Amalia and Randy have played many roles in order to survive. Now, they must become unlikely leaders in the fight against a new cartel who uses inhuman tactics to ignite the most monstrous war Mexico - and the world - has ever seen. Everything burns in this new series from SEAN MACKIEWICZ and NIKO WALTER, where love and devotion can only be measured in fire and blood.


(W) Simon Spurrier (A/CA) Caspar Wijngaard
- WINGED MONKEYS! TECHNO-DOLPHINS! QUANTUM ALLEYCATS!
- Humanity's long gone. Its memory lingers only as misunderstood rituals among mankind's leftovers: the genetically modified animals they used and abused for eons.
- But for one young flying monkey, QORA, the routines are unbearable. All she wants is to explore. Instead she's expected to settle down, to become a mother... to lose her wings.
- Eisner nominee SIMON SPURRIER (The Spire, CRY HAVOC, X-Men Legacy) and rising-star CASPAR WIJNGAARD (LIMBO, Dark Souls, Assassin's Creed) present your new bittersweet adventure obsession: teenage rebellion and animal antics amidst the ruins of civilization!
- Think WALL-E by way of Watership Down. Fly, my pretties!


(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Paolo Villanelli (CA) Olivier Coipel
• Ms. Marvel's falling out with her idol Carol Danvers, a.k.a. the Mighty Captain Marvel, just took a BIZARRE turn! 
•  Kamala suddenly finds herself as an intern at Woman Magazine - Carol's former place of employment! Between cozying up to her boss, filing back issues, and her usual super-heroing, how will Kamala find time to figure out what got her here in the first place?
Rated T+


(W) Gabby Rivera (A) Annie Wu, Ming Doyle, Koch, Audrey, Mundy, Jennifer (A/CA) Joe Quinones
THE ORIGIN OF AMERICA CHAVEZ!
•  America Chavez left the Utopian Parallel when she was six years old, and by age 16, she was battling with the best. What happened in between?
•  This is American history. This is the story you've been waiting for.
Rated T+


(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Lewis LaRosa, Mico Suayan (CA) Kenneth Rocafort
A BLOCKBUSTER NEW ONGOING SERIES! From New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Moon Knight) and extraordinary artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) & Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), a bloody and vengeful new era for Bloodshot begins this September as Ray Garrison escapes his violent past to build the one thing he never thought he'd earn: a family. But when a hateful secret from his true love's past threatens their fragile peace, Bloodshot will be forced to run headlong into a barrage of blood, bullets, and broken bones for a revenge-fueled assault that will have crushing consequences for those he holds most dear...

Now: In the arms of his beloved girlfriend Magic, Bloodshot has finally found hope for the future...in the form of the couple's unborn child. But when Magic's estranged family - a cruel and sadistic clan of homegrown criminals - re-emerge to lay claim to their lost daughter, Bloodshot will be pushed back to the brink of madness, mayhem, and warfare...

Soon: Eight years from today, Bloodshot's daughter has inherited her father's incredible abilities. Hunted by a high-tech kill squad called Omen, Jessie must hone her powers...and learn how to survive before the world is swallowed whole by the darkness that now pervades America...


CATALYST PRIME SUPERB #3
LION FORGE
(W) David Walker, Sheena C. Howard (A) Alitha Martinez (A/CA) Ray-Anthony Height
Cosmosis has barely managed to escape alive from the Foresight Corporation compound where super-powered teenagers are being held captive. His best friend, Kayla Tate, will reveal secrets of her own to keep him alive. Can Kayla and Cosmosis stay one step ahead of Foresight, and how will the secret engineer named Abby help the two newest heroes of Youngstown, Ohio?


(W) Ian Edginton (A) Cam Adams (CA) Yildiray Cinar
: The Shadow Lord Gargos has been defeated! But the battle to save humankind from his Astral invasion has taken a terrible toll on the Earth. Our world lies in ruin, and a sinister new power called the Coven has risen from the ashes, vying with the megacorporation Ultratech to rule the shattered nations. The heroes Kim Wu and Jago-their Astral powers weakened by their devastating war against Gargos-must band together with the scattered remnants of the Night Guard to forge a pathway into the Astral Plane. Here, in the birthplace of The Shadow Lord and The Guardians, festers the secret malevolence that threatens to destroy them all...and enslave the world forever.


(W) Kyle Higgins, Aubrey Sitterson (A) Jorge Fornes, Dylan Burnett (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
Magnus is closing in on her prey, the killer A.I. Frederick - but her trip to the outskirts of the A.I. world turns up a disturbing discovery that brings back dark memories of her own. Now Magnus must wrestle with her own past and manage to capture the killer - but Frederick still has a few surprises left up his sleeves...

Also: Doc Spektor, Part 7! The story of the all-new master (and we use the term lightly) sorcerer continues... when Doc banishes a demon - well, sort of - and his new buddy Paimon helps him commit fraud - again! 


(W) Eric Heisserer (A) Patricia Martin (A/CA) Raul Allen
REX-O UNLEASHED! After weeks of training and preparation, the time has come for Livewire and her specially gifted recruits to lure the robotic killer called Rex-O out of hiding! But will this extraordinary new team of heroes rise to the occasion and unlock the power they've always harbored inside...or will they find out that they deserved to be left behind? Their lives have led to this moment...and before the battle ends, Livewire and her team's place in THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 will be made clear!



(W) Andy Mangels (A) Judit Tondora (CA) Cat Staggs
The two most powerful women on television are here to fight the forces of evil! The battle for Paradise Island and the fate of the free world ends in this issue, with surprises galore. Now Wonder Woman and the Bionic Woman - along with their allies and Max the Bionic Dog - face down the evil cabal of villains known as CASTRA on two battlefronts. Explosions, swords and armor, reformation, a literal cliff-hanger, and an army of Amazons versus an army of Fembots... it all ends here! No stuntwomen needed as the best-selling team-up fans demanded wraps up with a thrilling finale, written by best-selling author ANDY MANGELS (Star Trek & Star Wars) and illustrated by JUDIT TONDORA (Grimm Fairy Tales).


(W) Caesar Voghan, Eric Granger (A) Chris Bailey, William Bohm (A/CA) Justin Case
In a post-apocalyptic world gone medieval, the Church sends their top monk warrior to infiltrate a renegade scientist's enclave and kidnap the J-Clone, the Lord's vat-born twin. Saving the holy clone from the cross forces, the monk must confront the truth of his own (very immaculate) birth. Clones of Marilyn Monroe, Hitler, Gandhi, and Jesus... oh my! Misbegotten is cyberpunk religion gone mad!

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