The cold, calculating machine-brain of Challengers, Dal's professional demeanor hides a heart that runs almost entirely on comics and graphic novels. In the trenches of comics retail for almost as long as Patrick, Dal's ready to debate the merits of today's most acclaimed creators and point out the hidden gems of the past. He also occasionally smiles. I saw it once. I think.
Sure, it’s hot outside, but it’s even hotter INSIDE—inside the pages of this week’s New Comics, that is! Ugh, Sorry. That was bad.
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- EMPYRE #1 The Kree and the Skrulls have united under a new emperor - and their war fleet is on a collision course for our world. On the moon, the Avengers are ready to strike with the full power of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Approaching from outer space, the Fantastic Four are seeking a diplomatic solution. If the two teams can't work together to save the day, things can only get worse... ENGINEWARD #1 Earth is an ancient myth, long forgotten. Now, the word of the god-like Celestials is absolute, and they rule with brutal efficiency. When Joss, an Engineward, discovers and reactivates the head of an ancient ghoulem, she finds all is not as intended. Her destiny-and that of her world-lies somewhere far beyond the borders of her shantytown. GIANT-SIZE X-MEN MAGNETO #1 Krakoa may be only for mutants, but mutants still need to deal with the human world around them. Magneto has a plan for that. SACRED SIX #1 Four women are lured to rural Georgia as part of a mysterious scheme to defend an impoverished farming town which finds itself under siege by zealots. But this isn't just any impoverished farming town, and these aren't just any four women. The all-new Draculina, Pantha, Nyx, and Chastity have been brought together in Ashthorne in an effort to avert all-out war against nearby Sacred, Georgia. But Ashthorne has a deadly secret, Sacred has a deadly purpose, and lurking in the shadows is Lilith, the immortal sorceress and mother to Vampirella. SNAKE EYES DEADGAME #1 Written & drawn by Rob Liefeld. Snake Eyes has long been the most mysterious member of the Joes, but how long can he keep his past classified when he's forced to play his hand? Will he get a lucky roll? Or will the deadgame finally catch up to him? iWOLVERINE 2020 #1 In the wake of Arno Stark's crusade against A.I.s, no robot is safe. Fearing of Elsie Dee's safety in these tumultuous times, Albert, the robot Wolverine, goes to Madripoor to find her, but what he finds is a fight against Madripoor's criminal underbelly instead!
Please don’t hold the terrible joke at the start of this email against us…
This is the first week that we’re getting our DC Comics from someone other than Diamond Comic Distributors. It should be a smooth transition, but whatever happens, we’ll experience it together!
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER WILLOW #1 After everything - and everyone - she lost to the Hellmouth, Willow is leaving Sunnydale behind for a new school that promises "to help you prioritize your true self." But Willow soon learns that all is not as it seems, and if your true self isn't what the school thinks it should be...well, don't worry, they'll help you get there. By any means necessary. EMPYRE FANTASTIC FOUR #0 "The Last of the Kree/Skrull Warriors" - a pivotal issue, not just for EMPYRE, but for the future of the FF! In the most unlikely of places, the Fantastic Four witness the final conflict of the Kree/Skrull War... and the fate of these final warriors will mark a stunning change in the lives of Marvel's First Family for years to come. UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY VOL 01 The smash-hit series written by SCOTT SNYDER and CHARLES SOULE gets its first collection! Journey into an unknown region that was once the United States of America-a land that's become shrouded in mystery and literally walled off from the rest of the world for well over a century. Collects UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY #1-6.
The landscape of comics retail seems to be changing weekly, but we’re still here to get you the comics you want- the comics you NEED. The comics we ALL need.
Okay, this is a weird week. NO new single issue comics from Marvel OR DC, but some real fun stuff from everyone else! Including a new Walking Dead one-shot and the debut of FIRE POWER in both a full-length graphic novel and a FREE single issue (different material in both)!
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- NEGAN LIVES #1 (WALKING DEAD) The greatest freaking comic book villain of ALL-TIME returns in the brand new WALKING DEAD one-shot. FIRE POWER BY KIRKMAN & SAMNEE TP VOL 01 The all-new prequel graphic novel to the brand new Image Comics series by Robert Kirkman and Chris Samnee! Owen Johnson's journey to China to learn about his birth parents eventually leads him to a mysterious Shaolin Temple. The students there study to rediscover the Fire Power, the lost art of throwing fireballs. A power they claim will be needed soon to save the world. Will Owen Johnson be the first person in a thousand years to wield the FIRE POWER? GODDAMNED VIRGIN BRIDES #1 The Jason Aaron/RM Guera biblical series returns! In the time before the Great Flood, the world of man is a place of wanton violence and unbridled depravity. But hidden high atop a mountain, there is a very different sort of world. One without men. Here, the holy sisters at a secret nunnery live in paradise, a new Eden, rearing their flock of orphaned girls to embrace their future as blessed Brides of the Sons of God. But when Sharri and Jael, two girls on the cusp of flowering, uncover what it truly means to become a Bride, they realize there's only one way to escape the bonds of matrimony: run like hell. ALL-AMERICA COMIX Her last name is VASQUEZ! Her first name...says it all! And when confronted with the hidden secret of the universe, you won't believe the cosmic truth she uncovers! Brought to you by the Wildcats Version 3.0 team of JOE CASEY and DUSTIN NGUYEN-reunited for the first time in fifteen years! DEVIL'S HIGHWAY #1 A young woman with a dark family secret embarks on a quest to hunt down the serial killer that brutally murdered her father - only to discover he is just one piece of a national network of evil that snakes across the country and hides in plain sight. EXCALIBUR BY TINI HOWARD TP VOL 01 A fresh era is beginning for mutantkind, but war rocks the magical Otherworld! And when a portal opens between Otherworld and Krakoa, magic and science collide violently - and Betsy Braddock finds herself transformed into the new Captain Britain! Betsy is joined by allies Rogue, Gambit, Jubilee, Rictor...and Apocalypse?! But whose side will they take in the Otherworld war? Collecting EXCALIBUR (2019) #1-6.
The perfect way to celebrate Independence Day is with this batch of Independently-Published Comics!
Each month, dozens of new titles are available to order. We'd like to take this opportunity to provide you, our valued subscribers, with a list of many of the new one-shots, mini-series, and ongoing series available starting in September 2020. If you see anything on the following list that you'd like added to your subscriptions, just let us know. Orders for these titles are due in by July 17th. After that point, we can't guarantee any orders placed, but we'll do our best to have them here for you. If you've got any questions, please let us know. Thanks!
We hope you’ve cleared out your “To Read” pile because it’s about to start stacking up again!
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- ASH & THORN #1 The apocalypse is nigh! The world needs a Champion, and the only heir to a sacred mystical lineage is...a little old lady? Meet Lottie Thorn, reluctant savior of the world, and her also-elderly trainer Lady Peruvia Ashlington-Voss. They might not look it, but these women are prepared to take on any Big Bad that comes along. But first, perhaps a nice cup of tea? BATMAN THE SMILE KILLER #1 It wouldn't be a Joker story without a surprise...and right on cue, here's an unexpected one-shot epilogue to Joker: Killer Smile! Young Bruce Wayne grew up watching The Mr. Smiles Show - and the show might have been watching him back! And not only was young Bruce watching, he was listening... listening as Mr. Smiles spoke across the airwaves only to him... CAPTAIN AMERICA MARVELS SNAPSHOT #1 A gifted South Bronx teenager sees his neighborhood destroyed in the initial Madbomb attack, and his future up in smoke with it. What does he do when A.I.M. recruiters come calling? Does he stand by a system that's failed him, or find a future outside the law? DEAD BODY ROAD BAD BLOOD #1 Bree Hale has left a lot behind in her life. Crime. The military. But she can't leave behind her own family, and when the local crime boss puts a hit out on her brother, there's nothing she won't do to save him. Absolutely nothing. EMPYRE AVENGERS #0 Tony Stark wakes from strange dreams - as old allies make a distress call to the Avengers. In the new Green Area of the Moon, the Cotati are waiting with news of a terrible enemy that could wipe out both them and humanity itself. The Celestial Messiah has returned... but are the Avengers ready to hear his message? GREEN LANTERN 80TH ANNIV SUPER SPECT #1 In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil could ever escape their sight! The Green Lanterns are celebrating 80 years of keeping the DC Universe safe. Join us to see tales of all of the universe's most legendary Green Lanterns: Alan Scott, Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, and appearances from other cosmic favorites! STEPPING STONES GN Jen did not want to leave the city. She did not want to move to a farm with her mom and her mom's new boyfriend, Walter. She did not want to leave her friends and her dad. Most of all, Jen did not want to get new "sisters," Andy and Reese. As if learning new chores on Peapod Farm wasn't hard enough, having to deal with perfect-at-everything Andy might be the last straw for Jen. THAT TEXAS BLOOD #1 "Criminal" colorist and first time solo artist JACOB PHILLIPS and writer CHRIS CONDON break onto the scene with a brand-new ongoing series! Like Paris, Texas gut-punched by No Country for Old Men, this mature neo-Western crime series kicks off when the search for a casserole dish leads to a dark and tense confrontation on Sheriff Joe Bob Coates' 70th birthday.
This week is the most new #1’s and the most Graphic Novels we’ve had since re-opening! So much Manga! But hey, there’s a new Lucy Knisley book, too!!