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NEW COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable Releases 5/2/18

A new week of amazing comics is upon us. Take a look at what's hot this week from some red-hot Big Two titles to a plethora of eclectic indie books available right now. Don't miss DEATH OR GLORY, RED SONJA/TARZAN, BREATHLESS, COME INTO ME, AVENGERS, NIGHTWING, CODA and much more.



New Comic Book Day 5/2/18 by Slidely Slideshow Music by Avicii






(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Bengal
SERIES PREMIERE
Meet Glory, raised off the grid in a convoy amid truckers-the last men and women fighting for true freedom on the American open road. Now, in order to pay for her beloved dying Father's surgery, Glory has three days to pull off four dangerous cross-country heists with mob killers, crooked cops, and a psycho ex-husband all out to bring her in or die trying.
The new ongoing series by New York Times bestselling author RICK REMENDER and legendary French superstar BENGAL brings you a high-speed chase across the American West that examines our dwindling freedoms and the price paid by those who fight for an untethered life, in this special double-sized first issue with 40 pages of story!


(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion
NOW AVAILABLE AS A SOFTCOVER! The MILLAR-CAPULLO smash-hit sellout REBORN is here. Where do you go when you die? Not heaven or hell; somewhere else. Somewhere you have to fight to survive. Somewhere the people from the past are waiting for you - the good and the bad. Collects REBORN #1-6.


(W) Kevin Panetta (A/CA) Paulina Ganucheau
It's the final showdown between the Zodiac Starforces and the demon Pavos! The US and UK teams must set aside their differences to defeat the demon, but a surprise attack leaves them reeling . . . and one member down.


(W) Paul Dini (A) Bret Blevins (CA) Amanda Conner
Paul Dini returns to the character he co-created to deliver the incredible two-issue wrap-up of the "Harley Loves Joker" flashback tale that ran as a backup in HARLEY QUINN last year! As far as The Joker's concerned, the new headquarters Harley built for them is absolutely perfect...but only she knows the whole place is rigged to come crashing down around them-and she doesn't know how to stop it!


(W) Tom King, Scott Snyder, James TynionIV, Joshua Williamson, Brian Michael Bendis (A) Clay Mann, Jos? Luis Garc?a-L?pez (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez
These stories will appear only in this comic book and will not be reprinted in another comic book before each series' collected editions. Only the first printing of this issue will have a cover price of $0.25. This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details.
Just in time for Free Comic Book Day, this special comic priced at just $0.25 US features three brand-new stories from a lineup of superstar talent-and each tale serves as a prelude to some of the biggest DC events of 2018!
First, find out how The Joker reacts when he discovers Catwoman has turned her back on crime and plans to marry his archnemesis. Can the Clown Prince of Crime stand to see Batman happy? Writer Tom King and artist Clay Mann set up the events that lead to BATMAN #50!
Then, DARK NIGHTS: METAL shook the DC Universe to its deepest foundations-now it's time to rejoin legendary writer Scott Snyder, along with all-star artist Jorge Jimenez and co-writers James Tynion IV and Joshua Williamson, for the prelude to JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! Discover what universe-shattering mysteries have emerged from the most wondrous and chaotic corners of the cosmos to hunt the Justice League in DC's summer blockbuster event!
And get your first glimpse at Superman's new world in this exclusive preview of the upcoming six-issue miniseries MAN OF STEEL, written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by José Luis García-López. With Truth, Justice and the American Way all under attack, both Superman and Clark Kent find there's never been a more important time to stand up for what they believe in.


(W) Ben Percy (A) Chris Mooneyham (CA) Declan Shalvey
"THE BLEEDING EDGE" part one! Change is on the horizon when a new technologist sets his sights on Blüdhaven, creating a holographic, interconnected city where everyone is an individual and also part of a larger network. It's the Internet made physical! Gentrification on gigabyte-laced steroids. But when this new utopia encroaches on his turf, Nightwing starts to uncover a sinister plot based not on revenge...but on a reckoning. "The Bleeding Edge" begins here, setting Dick Grayson on a path to clarify the ideals at his very core: his sense of home and identity.


(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Ed McGuinness
A NEW ERA DAWNS FOR EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES -
courtesy of JASON AARON and ED McGUINNESS!
Thor Odinson. Steve Rogers. Tony Stark. The Big Three of the Avengers are reunited at last! And just in time to save the world from total annihilation at the hands of their most powerful enemies yet: the 2000-foot-tall space gods known as Celestials.
Behold the coming of the Final Host.
Who will answer the call to assemble for a wild new era of Earth's Mightiest Heroes? Hint: one of them has a flaming skull for a head. And what strange, world-shaking connection exists between the Final Host and Odin's ancient band of Prehistoric Avengers?
Rated T+


(W) Charles Soule (A) Matteo Buffagni (CA) Greg Land
WOLVERINE MAY BE THE BEST THERE IS AT WHAT HE DOES... BUT SO ARE THEY!
As one of the biggest mysteries in the MARVEL UNIVERSE unfolds, DAREDEVIL assembles a squad of uncanny detectives to track down WOLVERINE - MISTY KNIGHT, FRANK MCGEE and the mutant known as CYPHER. Investigating recent sightings across the globe of a man believed to be LOGAN, the squad uncovers a deep conspiracy with huge ramifications for the RETURN OF WOLVERINE.
Parental Advisory


(W) Narcisse, Evan, Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Javier Pina
WINDS OF CHANGE BLOW THROUGH WAKANDA!
SECRET ORIGIN OF THE BLACK PANTHER Part 5
•  Just as Wakanda comes onto the global stage, enemies close by make their move! The Hyena Clan is out to exploit the country's vast technology - and with a new king on the throne, it's a perfect time to strike.
•  Assaulted on all fronts, T'Challa seeks out a love he left behind: Ororo Munroe, soon-to-be Storm of the X-Men. A missing chapter of the Black Panther and Storm's lifelong romance comes to light!
•  And it's a triple threat as a traitor gathers forces. What is Project Koukou - and who is behind it?!
Rated T


(W) Gail Simone (A) Walter Geovani (CA) Adam Hughes
The She-Devil with a Sword meets the Lord of the Jungle!
Eson Duul is an evil man. The mere mention of his name makes powerful quake with fear. He has no regard for life, including that of man. But he may finally have met his match when he finds himself up against Red Sonja and Tarzan!
Gail Simone (Birds of Prey, Red Sonja) and Walter Geovani (Red Sonja, Clean Room) reunite to bring us the crossover event featuring two of fiction's greatest heroes side by side at last!


(W) Leah Moore, John Reppion (A) Julius Ohta (CA) John Cassaday
Michael Williams is a family man. A reliable man at both work and home. When he disappears, there are no clues left behind. Now, it is up to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to find out what happened to him and what danger may be lurking around every corner, in the case of The Vanishing Man!


(W) John Allison (A) Julia Madrigal (CA) Max Sarin
It's moving day, and each girl has their own set of challenge to face! Not least of which is McGraw's... unique idea of what a lovely home should be.


(W) Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler (A) Piotr Kowalski
When two become one, who is in control? What can you keep secret? Worse yet, what does it mean for the body that holds them together?


(W) Deniz Camp (A) Vittorio Astone (CA) Nathan Gooden
Max runs away from home! But what is he running from...and where to? And: A world held together by desire! A universe that is the rotting carcass of a Dead God! AND, because you demanded it, THE TRUTH ABOUT TIME!


(W) Patrick Shand (A) Renzo Rodriguez
The healthcare horror story continues with a medical massacre, an old (and yet still adorable) dog, an old (and not quite adorable) lady, a succubus that loves to eat dogs (uh-oh), and a pair of gal pals on the run from the evil clutches of big pharma. Pat Shand and Renzo Rodriguez take the energy up to a new level when underpaid cryptozoologist Scout Turner, armed with the cure for asthma that she pulled out of the ribcage of a monster, takes aim at the corporations that have turned her pain into a commodity. Also, there are donuts.


(W) Eric Barnett, Carol Zara (A/CA) Eric Barnett
Alien Toilet Monsters is a new series that finally answers the age old question: "Are we alone in the universe?" The answer is both yes, and... well, no. You see, it depends entirely on which universe you mean. Forbidden worlds, circular love triangles, and assuredly hard sci-fi, Alien Toilet Monsters is a densely packed mini series aimed at mature readers; it's best quantified as a nihilistic satire that shamelessly probes the underside of humanity. Poop jokes not included.


(W) Simon Spurrier (CA) Jae Lee, June Chung (A/CA) Matias Bergara
Simon Spurrier ( The Spire, Godshaper ) and Matias Bergara ( Cannibal, Supergirl ) present a broken fantasy world that's perfect for fans of Mad Max and The Lord of the Rings.
In the aftermath of an apocalypse which wiped out nearly all magic from a once-wondrous fantasy world, a former bard named Hum (a man of few words, so nicknamed because his standard reply is hmh) seeks a way to save the soul of his wife with nothing but a foul-tempered mutant unicorn and his wits to protect him...but is unwillingly drawn into a brutal power struggle which will decide forever who rules the Weird Wasteland.

Oversized first issue, with 40 pages of story content and additional backmatter at no extra cost!


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