Welcome to the very excellent list of New Comics for the first week of March! It’s a GOOD week. Here’s what we’re really excited for: -First of all our highest possible recommendation goes to EXTREMITY #1 by Daniel Warren Johnson and Skybound/Image. We’ve had a chance to read the first 2 issues of this series and it is excellent. Great world-building and gorgeous art. -From Fantagraphics, the publisher of the world's greatest cartoonists, comes ALL TIME COMICS CRIME DESTROYER #1, a shared superhero universe featuring the world's most fantastic heroes. -AMERICA #1. Everyone's favorite no-nonsense powerhouse, America Chavez, gets her own series, written by critically-acclaimed YA novelist Gabby Rivera and drawn by all-star artist Joe Quinones. -SAVAGE THINGS #1. 25 years ago, a secret government organization kidnapped children and trained them to be chaos agents around the world. When these cold, unfeeling creations proved too difficult to control, the powers that be exterminated their kill squad with extreme prejudice. Too bad it didn't work. -ROYAL CITY #1 is the double-sized debut issue of an all-new ongoing series written AND illustrated by Jeff Lemire. This guy is putting out some amazing work right now. - It's out with the old myths and in with the new as a nineteen-year-old chess prodigy pulls Excalibur from the stone and becomes queen in Dark Horse’s ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN #1. And let’s not forget collections of Warren Ellis’ KARNAK and WALKING DEAD VOL 27. Hope to see you this Wednesday!
Wow! February is ending on a crazy-strong week! First and foremost, this week sees the final issue of REVIVAL #47! Just in time for our Revival Wake Wednesday night, featuring Revival creators Tim Seeley, Mike Norton and Jenny Frison! There’s also HEATHEN #1, a really great lesbian Viking series rooted in Norse mythology. We’ve read #1 already and it’s excellent. Be sure to give it a look. There’s also Greg Rucka’s new Image series OLD GUARD #1; Ryan Browne and Charles Soule’s CURSE WORDS #2; Black Mask’s QUANTUM TEENS ARE GO #1, a high-octane adventure full of robots, muscle cars, and queer-a** skater punks; Mike Mignola’s VISITOR HOW AND WHY HE STAYED #1; Marvel’s ELEKTRA #1, Bryan Lee O’Malley’s SNOTGIRL VOL 01: GREEN HARE DON’T CARE collection; TOKYO GHOUL VOL 11; HULK #3; and JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1. And that’s just the beginning; there’s a LOT more out this week. Don’t forget to bring a reusable bag, and make sure it’s a big one for all this week’s great books! Also, please note we have added the Dark Horse comics back into our Other Publishers section, so they are no longer in their own section.
Wow— this is sure DC’s week! THE WILD STORM #1 (by Warren Ellis). SUPER SONS #1. BATWOMAN REBIRTH. Not to mention the usual SUPERMAN #17 and BATMAN #17. There’s also a double-dose of CAPTAIN AMERICA with SAM WILSON #19 and STEVE ROGERS #11, CLONE CONSPIRACY #5, KILL OR BE KILLED #6, the return of SEX CRIMINALS #16, WWE #2, CEREBUS IN HELL #1, DEPT H #11 and LUMBERJANES #35.
The history of the month of February* is varied and complex, and so is this week’s crop of New Comics. Including, BLACK HISTORY IN ITS OWN WORDS HC, EMPRESS BOOK ONE (Mark Millar and Stuart Immonen), Jason Shiga’s DEMON VOL 2, WICKED & DIVINE #26, ALL-STAR BATMAN #7, JESSICA JONES #5, WONDER WOMAN #16, UNWORTHY THOR #4, DETECTIVE COMICS #950, GREEN VALLEY #5 and UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL SQUIRREL MEETS WORLD HC NOVEL. *(purification, mud, kale, cutting down of trees, ice droplets, Vesna; these are just some of February’s meanings)