New week; new X-Men #1! With plenty of covers, we might add (some may even say TOO many…). And that’s not all by a long shot (that is not word play; as far as we know Longshot is NOT in X-Men #1). So we’ll stop yappin’ and let you see what’s new!
—RECOMMENDED— • X-MEN #1 The heroes of Krakoa are here to save the planet! Things might be complicated between the nation of Krakoa and the rest of the world, but to the X-MEN, things are simple - you do what's right, you protect those who need protecting and you save the world we all share. Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Sunfire, Rogue, Wolverine, Synch and Polaris are the chosen champions of mutantkind, and they will not shrink from any battle for their home planet.
—NEW BOOKS OF NOTE— • BATMAN SECRET FILES THE SIGNAL #1 The Signal comes back as Gotham City’s daytime protector after his time with the Outsiders. But during his sabbatical from his hometown, everything about the city and the people closest to him changed. And the mystery of the White Market, a deadly source of weapons being trafficked into Gotham City that even Batman can’t track down, will only push the Signal further away from everything he knows and into a brand-new world of danger.
• CLANS OF BELARI #1 No person or Clan may exit the system. No person or Clan may do the Designated Work of another Clan. Clans may not merge. Any person that breaks a Primary Law shall be made Outcast.
• EXTREME CARNAGE ALPHA #1 Collectively called the Life Foundation, symbiotes SCREAM, PHAGE, RIOT, LASHER and AGONY have tried to reconcile the sometimes-noble intentions of their hosts with their often-bloodthirsty impulses. But they have an older sibling who may be reinvented in its own right: CARNAGE.
• FIGHT GIRLS #1 Ten hard-as-nails women face off in an ancient contest of champions where the winner truly takes all: the title of "Queen of the Galaxy." To win the challenge each contestant must survive the hazards of the planet's harsh landscape, the ferocious predators on and below its surface, and their fellow contestants. This edition of the contest has a twist: one of the contestants is an infiltrator who has her eye on something bigger than the prize. Who is she and what does she really want? Written and drawn by Frank Cho.
• HELLBOY & BPRD SECRET OF CHESBRO HOUSE #1 Hellboy works with a psychic to clear a haunted mansion for auction. But the ghosts in residence aren't quite ready to go gentle into that good night, and the answer may lie in a connection with the living world... Hellboy creator Mike Mignola teams with longtime collaborator Christopher Golden and artist Shawn McManus to bring you a brand-new frightful delight from the world of Hellboy!
• JUSTICE LEAGUE INFINITY #1 There is a being wandering the universe searching for its true purpose, but what it finds out on the farthest edges of the cosmos will change not just our universe, but many! Meanwhile, the war for the throne of Apokolips arrives on Earth, and the true ruler will only be decided one way: Who can destroy the Justice League?
• MAMO #1 Orla, the youngest in a long line of hedge witches, finds herself pulled back to her hometown after the death of her grandmother - Mamo. Without Mamo managing magical relationships between the townsfolk and the fae, the seas are impossible to fish, the crops have soured... and Jo Manalo's attic has been taken over by a poltergeist! Now, Orla and Jo will both be pulled into worlds they never wanted to be part of. Can the two girls work together to save the town?
• MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE REVELATION #1 The official comic book prequel to the Netflix show by Kevin Smith and Rob David and episode writer Tim Sheridan. Following a vicious Orlax attack on his father King Randor, He-Man learns the creature is linked to the origin of the sword of power. To save Randor and put an end to the chaos He-Man embarks on an epic journey that pits him against his longtime foes Skeletor and Evil-Lyn, and sees Teela take the reins of a powerful legacy.
• ORCS IN SPACE 2 IN 1 From Rick & Morty creator Justin Roiland! Gor, Kravis, and Mongtar are three Orcs trying to survive while on the run from everything and everyone on their homeworld. When the naive bureaucrats from StarBleep land on their planet, the orcs unwittingly steal the most advanced ship in the fleet and blast into the dankest reaches of the outer galactigon. Now the universe's most wanted, the Orcs befriend the ship's AI, D.O.N.A., in a bid to get free... but will that be enough to escape StarBleep?
• ORDINARY GODS #1 The Luminary. The Prodigy. The Brute. The Trickster. The Innovator. Five gods from a realm beyond our own, leaders in the "War of Immortals." Aleast, they were - before they were trapped, sent to a planet made into a prison, forced into an endless cycle of human death and reincarnation. Christopher is 22. He's got two loving parents and a 12-year-old sister. He works at a paint store. He's in therapy. He's one of the Five. Which means, in order to save everyone he cares about, Christopher will have to reconnect with his past lives and do the unthinkable: become a god again.
• SKYBOUND X #1 Each issue of this oversized, weekly series will kick off with a new chapter of a serialized THE WALKING DEAD story - RICK GRIMES 2000 - by ROBERT KIRKMAN & RYAN OTTLEY! In addition, we'll be debuting all-new series and characters every issue, starting with the first appearance of the most requested WALKING DEAD character of all-time: Clementine, star of the bestselling Telltale's The Walking Dead video game series! Did we mention new ULTRAMEGA and MANIFEST DESTINY stories?! If you want to know what to expect in Skybound's next 10 years, it all starts here!
• SLAY BELLS #1 Every Christmas Eve, little Bobby Hamilton and his father rise at dawn for an early morning hunting trip. It was their favorite tradition – until they accidentally killed a certain red-nosed reindeer. They should have known better. They shouldn’t have tried to cover it up. Because Santa Claus knows that they’ve been naughty...
• WWE NEW DAY POWER OF POSITIVITY #1 It's a New Day - Yes it is! Kofi. Xavier. Big E. Six-time. W.W.E. Tag. Team. Champions! The. Longest. Reign. In. W.W.E. History! You know the matches. You know the catchphrases. You think you know The New Day... but now discover the origins and struggles of these three WWE Superstars before that fateful day when they realized that they're stronger together than apart and seize their place in WWE history.
—DON’T OVERLOOK— WONDER GIRL #2, GEIGER #4, NICE HOUSE ON THE LAKE #2, AVENGERS #46, BASILISK #2, BATMAN #110, and AVENGERS #46, to name a few.
Remember when the 5th Wednesday of the month meant less new comics? Us, neither. This week’s list of New Comics and Graphic Novels is… Barbaric! Hahahaha! That’s hilarious! Get it? Barbaric #1 comes out this week! And it’s GOOD. AND we’re having writer/creator Michael Moreci in to sign it from 11am-1pm on Wednesday!
—RECOMMENDED— • BARBARIC #1 Owen the Barbarian has been cursed to do good with what remains of his life. His bloodthirsty weapon, Axe, has become his moral compass with a drinking problem. Together they wander the realm, foredoomed to help any who seek assistance. But there is one thing Owen hates more than a life with rules: Witches. Welcome to the skull-cracking, blood-splattering, mayhem-loving comic brave enough to ask: How can a man sworn to do good do so much violence? Hah! F***ing with you. It's just...BARBARIC. • UNITED STATES CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 A Captain America limited series written by Christopher Cantwell? Sign me UP! The shield has been stolen! No one understands the value of the shield like those who've wielded it, so Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson set out on a road trip across America to chase down the thief. But instead, they find the Captains, everyday people from all walks of life who've taken up the mantle of Captain America to defend their communities. And for some reason, the shield thief wants them all dead.
—NEW BOOKS OF NOTE— • BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER TEA TIME #1 Rupert Giles has been many things - Sunnydale's foremost occult expert, high school librarian, mentor, and father figure - but Buffy and the Scooby Gang are totally unprepared for... Giles the vampire! • GREEN ARROW 80TH ANNIVERSARY An all-star lineup of Green Arrow creators, alongside some of the gifted creators of the modern era who have been inpsired by Oliver Queen, unite to pay tribute to the Battling Bowman. • INFINITE FRONTIER SECRET FILES #1 Take a look inside Director Bones personal database for stories featuring Jade and Obsidian, the children of the original Green Lantern; Psycho–Pirate, the scourge of many a Crisis on many an Earth; President Superman, the Mutliverse’s ultimate beacon of hope; Roy Harper, back from the dead; and just who are the Totality…? • MIGHTY CRUSADERS THE SHIELD America's first patriotic superhero, The Shield, has persevered through countless challenges and always manages to come out on top! But what happens when forces beyond anyone's control threaten The Shield's legacy of fighting for truth and justice? Follow Joe Higgins as The Shield (and get ready for some surprises!) in this new one-shot comic featuring art by Rob Liefeld. • PARASOMNIA #1 After his son disappears, a broken-down man braves a nightmarish dreamscape in order to find him-and battle the ruthless cult that seeks to rule the land of dreams as the barrier between realities starts to collapse. For fans of The Sixth Gun, Harrow County, and Locke & Key. • POWER RANGERS UNLIMITED EDGE OF DARKNESS #1 Answering Zordon's call, the Phantom Ranger investigates the aftermath of an Empyreal attack. Only to discover their connection to an ancient evil he encountered long ago... which may have finally returned to threaten the entire universe.
—DON’T OVERLOOK— DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #10, BETA RAY BILL #4, KAIJUMAX SEASON 6 #2, CROSSOVER #7 (written by and STARRING Chip Zdarsky!!), RED ROOM #2, and the final chapter of the Hellfire Gala, X-FACTOR #10.
Such a big, company-wide week for pretty much everyone! Marvel ends HEROES REBORN with HEROES RETURN #1 while DC starts their INFINITE FRONTIER #1 and Todd McFarlane unleashes SPAWN’S UNIVERSE! The HELLFIRE GALA has 3 more chapters and the STAR WARS WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS rages on. And as a bonus for all you Challengers Wonder Woman fans, all our copies of WONDER WOMAN BLACK & GOLD #1 are signed by writer AJ Mendez!
—HIGHLY RECOMMENDED— • VINYL #1 PLASTIC creators DOUG WAGNER and DANIEL HILLYARD return with Eisner Award winner DAVE STEWART for an unsettling tale of psychopaths, sweet love, and a serial killer named Walter. When Walter's best friend, the FBI agent charged with his capture, is kidnapped by a death cult of all-female sunflower farmers, Walter finds himself deep within an underground labyrinth filled with secrets and monsters... but are their monsters more horrific than his?
—NEW BOOKS OF NOTE— • HEROES RETURN #1 An epic, oversize slugfest between the Squadron Supreme and an otherworldly group of Avengers for the final fate of the whacked-out world of HEROES REBORN. • INFINITE FRONTIER #1 When our heroes saved the Muliverse from Perpetua in Dark Nights: Death Metal, everything was put back where it belonged...and we do mean everything. All the damage from all the Crises was undone, and heroes long thought gone returned from whatever exile they had been in. Most of them, at least. • BATMAN REPTILIAN #1 What strikes fear into the hearts of those who terrorize Gotham? It used to be Batman, but something far more frightening than a mere man stalks the shadows—and it’s after Gotham’s villains. How savage must a monster be to haunt the dreams of monsters? Pick up this dark and bone-chilling tale by comics legends Garth Ennis and Liam Sharp to find out! • BLACK HAMMER REBORN #1 It's twenty years later, and Lucy, and the world, have moved on. Living in the suburbs of Spiral City, Lucy is married and has children. But all is not blissful. Her marriage is falling apart, her job has reached a dead end, and for mysterious reasons, she hasn't picked up the hammer in years. But, as her domestic life begins to crumble, the secrets of the last twenty years, and the reasons Lucy really gave up being Black Hammer, begin to resurface, threatening her family, and the peace she has tried hard to find for herself. • SPAWN UNIVERSE #1 A double-sized issue that begins a storyline so huge that three NEW SPAWN-related monthly titles will spill out from it. • WONDER WOMAN BLACK & GOLD #1 DC Comics proudly presents a new anthology series starring the Amazon Princess embellished in the the color of her famous lasso. You won’t want to miss this thrilling series celebrating the woman who inspires us all…and that’s the truth! Featuring a lead-off story by Chicago’s own AJ Mendez, who also signed all of our copies! • CHECKMATE #1 The Justice League itself cannot be trusted. The mysterious MR. KING has helped Green Arrow assemble the greatest team of super-spies the world has ever seen and they will have to outsmart the smartest people in the world before they destroy everything! • GAMMA FLIGHT #1 Gamma Flight had one job: Find and stop the Hulk. But when push came to smash, they sided with the Green Goliath-and the human world intends to make them regret it. Puck, Absorbing Man, Titania, Doc Sasquatch, Dr. Charlene McGowan and a horribly changed Rick Jones are fugitives from every known authority-but a team that full of gamma is bound to break before long. Al Ewing, Crystal Frasier and Lan Medina mastermind a whole new world of gamma! • GOOD LUCK #1 What if Luck was quantifiable, and something everyone was born with? Everyone, except the Unfortunates - teenagers born with absolutely zero luck. Now with the world mysteriously plunged into chaos and reality itself threatened, they will be our only hope to save the world. Our last hope is those with no chance of success... the only thing anyone can wish them is Good Luck. • MARVELS VOICES PRIDE #1 Marvel Comics is proud to present its first ever queer-centered anthology! • SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 30TH ANNIV SPEC After 30 years of going fast, it's time for fans to celebrate the speediest hedgehog of all time! It's an unbelievable birthday celebration for Sonic the Hedgehog with his first Classic Sonic special!