Welcome to a milestone week for the comic book industry! One thousand issues of Detective Comics! --HIGHLY RECOMMENDED-- DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 This 96-page issue is stacked with an unbelievable lineup of talent that will take you on a journey through Batman's past, present and future...plus a sensational epilogue that features the first-ever DC Universe appearance of the deadly Arkham Knight! But who is under the mask? And why do they want Batman dead? The incredible future of Batman adventures begins here. Featuring stories by: Peter Tomasi and Doug Mahnke Kevin Smith and Jim Lee Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev Warren Ellis and Becky Cloonan Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen Denny O’Neil and Steve Epting Christopher Priest and Neal Adams Geoff Johns and Kelley Jones Tom King, Tony Daniel and Joëlle Jones Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo James Tynion IV and Alvaro Martinez ...and don't forget we'll be selling it at Midnight! --NEW TITLES OF NOTE-- GLOW #1 When the unthinkable happens and the women of GLOW find themselves ahead of schedule, Sam ruins the promise of a wrestling-free weekend with... more wrestling! Robbed of blissful relaxation and forced to raise money to fund their way to the event, the GLOW team is less-than-prepared for their opponents: real gorgeous lady wrestlers. What could possibly go wrong?! DIAL H FOR HERO #1 Miguel, a teen daredevil, becomes the newest wielder of the Hero Dial-a rotary phone-like device that grants the user superpowers for one hour when they dial H-E-R-O. Will he rise as a new hero in the DC Universe or crumble under the weight of responsibility the dial thrusts upon him? SABRINA TEENAGE WITCH #1 Sabrina is a teen witch who's struggling with balancing the double life of high school and her burgeoning powers. Newly relocated to Greendale with her aunts Hilda and Zelda (also witches), Sabrina is trying to make the best of being the new girl in town which so far includes two intriguing love interests, an instant rivalry, a couple of misfits that could turn into BFFs, and trying to save the high school (and maybe the world) from crazy supernatural events. NBD! BAD LUCK CHUCK #1 Cursed at birth, Charlene "Chuck" Manchester hires out her own bad luck, providing disaster where someone else can profit. She can get you that insurance payout fortune-for a price. But bad luck doesn't always go as planned, and when Chuck gets stuck between a dissatisfied crime boss client, a cult leader, and a dogged insurance-fraud investigator, things get... explosive. STREET FIGHTER MENAT #1 Meet Menat, the enigmatic Egyptian fortune teller on a quest to avenge her master's death. But it's not just any villain Menat is seeking... it's the Dark Lord of Shadaloo himself - M.Bison! MERA TIDEBREAKER (DC INK) Princess Mera is teenage royalty and heir to the throne of Xebel, a colony ruled by the other no-so-lost land under the sea, Atlantis. Her father, his court, and the entire kingdom are expecting her to marry and introduce a new king. But Mera is destined to wear a different crown.... When the Xebellian military plots to overthrow Atlantis and break free of its oppressive regime, Mera seizes the opportunity to take control of her own destiny by assassinating Arthur Curry-the long-lost prince and heir to the kingdom of Atlantis SUPER SONS THE POLARSHIELD PROJECT (DC ZOOM) The polar ice caps have nearly melted away, causing devastation to coastal cities. Erratic, deadly weather forces everyone inland, tearing families apart. Jon Kent and Damian Wayne are opposite in every way except one-they are the sons of the World's Greatest Heroes! To uncover a global conspiracy, this unlikely dynamic duo will need to learn to trust each other and work together to save the Earth. --DON’T OVERLOOK-- HEROES IN CRISIS #7, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #18, FIGHT CLUB 3 #3, SHAZAM #4, FANTASTIC FOUR #8, and MAN-EATERS #7. We’ll see you at Midnight (between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning) for Detective Comics #1000 and all this week’s New Comics!
You know, we thought last week was a great week of New Comics, but this week is giving it a run for its (worth-every-penny) money! --HIGHLY RECOMMENDED-- INVISIBLE KINGDOM #1 The tale of two women-a young religious acolyte and a hard-bitten freighter pilot-who separately uncover a vast conspiracy between the leader of the system's dominant religion and the mega-corporation that controls society. On the run from reprisals on both sides, this unlikely pair of rebels risk plunging the world into anarchy if they reveal the truth. But when your beliefs betray you, what choice is left? By Hugo Award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson (Wonder Woman, Ms. Marvel) and Eisner Award-winning artist Christian Ward (Black Bolt, ODY-C). SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY #1 Combining the talents of Chip Zdarsky and Mark Bagley to tell the entire history of Spider-Man from beginning to end, set against the key events of the decades through which he lived! In this first oversized issue, when Flash Thompson is drafted to serve during the Vietnam War, Spidey must weigh the question of where his responsibility truly lies! --NEW TITLES OF NOTE-- SPIDER-MAN CITY AT WAR #1 Based off of the hugely popular Sony video game! After years of seeing Wilson Fisk escape criminal prosecution, the wise-cracking web-slinger finally has the opportunity to team with the PDNY to help them arrest his fearsome foe. But when the Kingpin of Crime is removed from the mean streets of the Big Apple, how will the mysterious Mister Negative's ascent to power bring Peter Parker's civilian world and Spider-Man's superhuman worlds crashing together? DARK RED #1 A contemporary and horrifying tale of vampirism in the heart of America. Chip is a vampire. Stuck working the last shift at a gas station, Chip is lonely and bored...and then his dull, bleak life is turned upside down when SHE comes to town. An easy pick-up for fans of REVIVAL. FIREFLY BAD COMPANY #1 In this 40 page celebration, take a look into the never-before-seen history of one of the most beloved Firefly characters in the 'Verse-SAFFRON! Journey through the early days of Saffron's life, from before her fateful meeting/marriage to Mal. This is an origin story no Firefly fan is sure to forget! LAZARUS RISEN #1 Two years have passed since the Carlyle Family was betrayed in battle, and the Conclave War encroaches on every side. As a new era dawns, Johanna Carlyle goes on the attack to ensure the survival of her Family, relying on the loyalty and support of the Carlyle Lazarus-her sister, Forever-remaining at her side. And while their united front may be enough to turn the tide, the cracks are beginning to show... LIFE & DEATH OF TOYO HARADA #1 THE LIFE AND DEATH OF TOYO HARADA will place the planet's most powerful man in the spotlight as he strives to control the course of history. But with the menacing mastermind's resources dwindling after the downfall of the Harbinger Foundation and a target on his head, will the formidable psiot re-emerge as humanity's greatest hero...or its most dangerous villain? --DON’T OVERLOOK-- THOR #11, CRIMINAL #3, TEEN TITANS #28 (TERMINUS AGENDA), KAIJUMAX SEASON 4 #5, FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #4 and AVENGERS #17. At this rate we can’t wait to see what next week brings! So many wonderful comics!!
Strap in, Fellow Challenger, as this is the week comic reading dreams are made of! SO! SO! MANY! Great new books are out this week!! For reals! --HIGHLY RECOMMENDED-- ASSASSIN NATION #1 Two-time Eisner award winner ERICA HENDERSON (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) teams up with KYLE STARKS (RIck and Morty) for a hilarious twist on the hitman trope. The World's Former Greatest Hitman hires the 20 best assassins in the world to be his bodyguards. These mean-as-hell hired guns and murderers must work together to keep the new crime boss safe while attempting to solve the mystery of who's trying to off him. LITTLE BIRD #1 Director/screenwriter DARCY VAN POELGEEST boasts a long list of awards and accolades for his storytelling prowess and brings the same writing finesse to IAN BERTRAM's breathtakingly detailed artwork in the gorgeous, hyper-detailed miniseries LITTLE BIRD. LITTLE BIRD follows a young resistance fighter who battles against an oppressive American Empire and searches for her own identity in a world on fire. SHE COULD FLY TP An unknown woman flying at fantastic speeds and spectacular heights suddenly explodes mid-air. No one knows who she was, how she flew, or why. Luna Brewster, a disturbed 15-year-old girl, becomes obsessed with learning everything about her while rumors and conspiracy theories roil. Will cracking the secrets of the Flying Woman lead to the liberation of her troubled mind? Written by Christopher Cantwell (co-creator/showrunner of AMC's Halt and Catch Fire). --NEW TITLES OF NOTE-- GOON #1 The next era in the legacy of The Goon starts here! This all new series marks The Goon's return to Albatross Funnybooks and is just in time to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the book. Eric Powell takes the series to its humor-based roots as Goon & Franky return from strange adventures abroad to find a horde of unsavory characters have filled the void left in his absence from Lonely Street. AGE OF CONAN BELIT #1 Her name alone conjures fear up and down the coasts of the Hyborian Age. And the sight of her ship, the Tigress, is an omen of despair for any town in the pirate queen's path! The AGE OF CONAN kicks off with one of Conan's most formidable - and memorable - female compatriots, in an all-new story revealing how she became the undisputed QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST! MAGNIFICENT MS MARVEL #1 Ms. Marvel is back! But it's not business as usual in Jersey City. Aliens are wreaking havoc in Kamala's corner of the world, and they seem weirdly interested in Ms. Marvel...and her family. Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT, EXILES) and rising star Minkyu Jung (Batgirl, Nightwing) take the reigns of one of Marvel's most beloved new characters! You won't want to miss this shocking start of a new era! BATMAN WHO LAUGHS THE GRIM KNIGHT #1 Ripped from Batman's greatest nightmares, the Grim Knight is his world's most dangerous vigilante, unafraid to use any weapon and go to any lengths to stop those whom he deems worthy of death. Trained with the finest arsenal Wayne money can buy, learn the secret origin of the second-deadliest Batman, hand selected by the Batman Who Laughs to bring his dark plans to fruition. CALAMITY KATE #1 Kate Strand reboots her destructive life and moves to LA to be the superhero she always wanted to be-Calamity Kate: gun-toting monster killer. With her latest career change, she faces new challenges, relationships, and competition; desperate to show she's worth a damn in a world overrun by zombies, vampires, demons, goblins, and the ultimate monster bounty: the Seven Fabled Beasts of Yore. TRANSFORMERS #1 This is the Cybertron-- the planet Optimus Prime and Megatron vie for in this bold new origin-a world of seemingly endless peace! All that changes when Bumblebee and Windblade take a newly-forged Cybertronian on his first voyage through this world of wonders-they are confronted by the hard reality of the first murder to have occurred on Cybertron in living memory! VAMPIRONICA TP VOL 01 When Veronica Lodge is bitten by a centuries-old vampire, her thirst for blood threatens to turn Riverdale into a haven for the undead. Will she put an end to the vampire threat or give in to her blood lust? Archie Horror's latest series paints Riverdale red in the vampiric first collection by siblings Greg & Meg Smallwood! RIVERDALE SEASON 3 #1 Take a deeper dive into some of the skeletons buried in and around Riverdale as well as hidden and unexpected connections to the Farm and the Game. Everyone is hiding something in this companion to the third season of the massive hit CW series Riverdale --DON’T OVERLOOK-- BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #3, SUPERMAN #9, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17, TMNT SHREDDER IN HELL #2, X-23 #10, WONDER TWINS #2, and LITTLE BIRD #1 (so good we’re mentioning it again!!). We hope you've been saving your pennies for this week!!