The HELLFIRE GALA starts NOW, with 3 issues out this week (Hellions, Marauders, and X-Force). And there’s a brand new James Tynion IV horror series out from DC, The Nice House on the Lake, as well as a new horror series from Cullen Bunn, Basilisk. Horror is the current comic book IT genre! And let us not forget the Anthrax (yes, THAT Anthrax) graphic novel Among The Living!
And those are just a few of this week’s gems!
—HIGHLY RECOMMENDED— • NICE HOUSE ON THE LAKE #1 After the hardest year of their lives, nobody was going to turn down Walter’s invitation to an astonishingly beautiful house in the woods, overlooking an enormous sylvan lake. It’s beautiful, it’s opulent, it’s private—so a week of putting up with Walter’s weird little schemes and nicknames in exchange for the vacation of a lifetime? Why not? All of them were at that moment in their lives when they could feel themselves pulling away from their other friends; wouldn’t a chance to reconnect be…nice? James Tynion IV has changed the face of horror in modern comics — now get ready for his most ambitious story yet, alongside his Detective Comics partner Álvaro Martínez Bueno!
—NEW BOOKS OF NOTE— • BASILISK #1 Five individuals bound by a cult-like hivemind, they terrorized small towns with their horrifying supernatural sense-based powers, leaving death and destruction in their wake. Regan, one of the Chimera, escaped and has been in hiding, with her murderous eyes bound, overcome with guilt. Until now... when a victim from her past forces her to hunt down the other four of her kind. • BATMAN ADV CONTINUE SEASON II #1 Gotham City is changing. After Mayor Hill is killed by a mysterious assailant, Batman finds himself tracking down an ancient order that’s long been buried under the streets of Gotham: the Court of Owls. But what does this group have to gain from the death of Mayor Hill, and how can Deadman help the Dark Knight? • CRUSH & LOBO #1 OKAY, maybe Crush has some STUFF, but that doesn’t mean she’s gonna DO anything about it, like actually go to space and confront her dad and all her problems, because everything is FINE....Right? • HEROES REBORN AMERICAN KNIGHTS #1 Someone is cleaning up criminals who've escaped justice - and leaving a bloody trail in their wake. This is the Squadron's world, and the age of vigilantes is over. Police Commissioner Luke Cage has one job: Find the scum and eliminate them - before ambition takes them beyond the city streets. • HEROES REBORN MARVEL DOUBLE ACTION #1 Years ago, Nighthawk and his trusted partner, the Falcon, patrolled the streets of Washington, DC, from the vile criminals that lurked in the dark. But that all changed one fateful night... Re-presenting for the first time ever: the Night Sam Wilson Died! • MOTHS #1 Emily Kai has immense power inside her. However, the moment she taps into it a clock starts. She will have only six months to live. As Emily enters into this journey, she contemplates how to use her gifts to bring beauty into the world in the limited time she has to use them. • OUT OF BODY #1 When Dan Collins wakes to finds his life hanging by a thread, he must use his astral projection to discover who tried to kill him. Who is the beautiful mystic who tries to help him? Why does August Fryne want Dan's soul - and what does it have to do with a demon who seems to be Do-rian Gray? A weird, occult detective thriller about life, death - and whatever lies in between. • RICK AND MORTY RICKS NEW HAT #1 When Rick and Morty buy the greatest hat in all the multiverse, it attracts an evil so banal that even our intrepid adventurers may not be able to stop it. In true comics-event tradition, this one features everyone from Rick and Morty to Mr. Poopybutthole, Pickle Rick, and more. • STAR WARS WAR BOUNTY HUNTERS #1 Nobody. Steals. From BOBA FETT! The notorious bounty hunter will not stop until he gets what's rightfully his. For the thief, no corner of the galaxy is safe. Good thing for them that the REBEL ALLIANCE, THE EMPIRE and every bounty hunter in the galaxy is standing in Boba's way. With a last-page reveal that will blow this Death Star-sized story wide open, Issue #1 is just the beginning. • WORST DUDES #1 The book so dirty it'll turn your other comics yellow! A dirty cop, a drugged-up back-up dancer, and an angsty adolescent god; the absolute worst dudes in the galaxy are on a raunch-filled hunt for a missing pop star. It's a hilarious, aggressively weird, willfully vulgar detective story from noted reprobates Aubrey Sitterson (No One Left to Fight, The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling) and Tony Gregori.
There’s a brand new Christopher Cantwell comic this week! And it’s good, but we expect that from his books. And he’s show-running the PAPER GIRLS TV series that’s filming in Chicago, so all the more reason to check out THE BLUE FLAME!
—HIGHLY RECOMMENDED— •BLUE FLAME #1 The Blue Flame is a cosmic hero. The Blue Flame is a DIY vigilante that fights crime on the streets of Milwaukee. The Blue Flame is a blue collar HVAC repairman named SAM BRAUSAM. In the wake of a horrific tragedy, the boundaries of the Blue Flame's identity blur even further. Now, before a universal trial, the Blue Flame must prove that humanity is worth saving. But in order to do that, Sam Brausam has to save himself. Can he?
—NEW BOOKS OF NOTE— •HEROES REBORN MAGNETO MUTANT FORCE #1 Years ago, Magneto and Professor X led Earth's mutants in a final push for independence against the Squadron Supreme of America. What followed was the Squadron's Mutant Massacre, a violent rebuttal that left Mutantkind forever wounded, and Xavier dead...or so Magneto thought. Years later, Magneto discovers Xavier clinging to life in the astral plane and gathers his allies for a first-of-its-kind rescue mission. •HEROES REBORN SIEGE SOCIETY #1 After the Civil War that split the Squadron Supreme in half, Nighthawk formed his own Squadron in Europe. But not all of Europe is okay with it. Baron Zemo has put together his own team to take them down. Who's on this team? Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton, Scott Lang and Victor Creed. •HEROES REBORN YOUNG SQUADRON #1 The Squadron Supreme of America have taken root in the hearts and minds of all, but none more so than a trio of youthful champions who call themselves the Young Squadron! Kid Spectrum (Sam Alexander), Girl Power (Kamala Khan) and the all-new Falcon (Miles Morales) are here to fight for truth, justice and the American flag...or are they? •MADE IN KOREA #1 For Jesse, the world's first true A.I. system, growing up means learning to think outside the box. This exciting new six-issue miniseries will redefine what it means to be a family in an age when biological parenthood is no longer a reality. •MILESTONE RETURNS INFINITE #0 At last, it’s the return of the legendary Milestone Comics! This one shot features twenty-four all-new pages chronicling the events of the Big Bang: the police-brutality protest gone wrong that changed the face of the city of Dakota forever by unleashing a wave of superpowers across its population! •MISTER MIRACLE SOURCE OF FREEDOM #1 Spinning out of DC Future State, the story of how Shilo Norman became the Mister Miracle of tomorrow starts here. •REPTIL #1 In the wake of Kamala's Law and his Grandfather's worsening health, Humberto Lopez, A.K.A. Reptil, has taken a step back from crime-fighting to refocus on his family. Perhaps its a sign that he should give up on becoming a hero and finally come to terms with his parents' mysterious disappearance...or perhaps not! •STARGIRL SPRING BREAK #1 Courtney Whitmore’s spring break plans aren’t like your average high schooler’s. Instead of hanging out with friends, she’s heading out on an adventure with her stepfather, Pat Dugan, a.k.a. S.T.R.I.P.E., and teaming up with his former team, the Seven Soldiers of Victory! •WITCHER WITCHS LAMENT #1 Flames rise as a witch is burned at the stake. As Geralt searches for his next job, disturbing issues of the fatal persecution appear before him, bringing an ominous warning.
—DON’T OVERLOOK— TMNT THE LAST RONIN #3, BETA RAY BILL #3, ROBIN #2, DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #9, SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #16, HEROES REBORN #4, and STRANGE ADVENTURES #10.
Just because Patrick has 2 Joëlle Jones tattoos doesn’t mean you HAVE to buy Wonder Girl #1, but it does mean anything by Joëlle Jones is definitely worth a look.
—HIGHLY RECOMMENDED— •WONDER GIRL #1 The story of Yara Flor starts here! Raised in the far off land of Boise, Idaho, Yara Flor has always felt something was missing from her life—and now she is headed to Brazil to find it. Little does she know her arrival will set off a series of events that will change the world of Wonder Woman forever. Written and drawn by Joëlle Jones! •FANTASTIC FOUR LIFE STORY #1 In the tradition of SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY, and in celebration of the FF's 60th Anniversary, comes this series setting the lives of the fabulous foursome in real time across the years! Amid the backdrop of the Cold War and the Space Race, a terrible accident gives the Fantastic Four great powers, a terrible secret, and entangles them in the history of their planet. •RED ROOM #1 From the creator of Hip Hop Family Tree and X-Men: Grand Design comes a cyberpunk, outlaw, splatterpunk masterpiece. Aided by the anonymous dark web and nearly untraceable crypto-currency, there has emerged a subculture of criminals who live-stream and patronize webcam murders for entertainment. Who are the murderers? Who are the victims? How do we stop it?
—NEW BOOKS OF NOTE— •LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #1 A new player has arrived on the scene in Gotham City and is selling deadly chemicals to the worst villains in town: Mr. Freeze, the Penguin, and even The Joker! It’s up to Batman to stop the villains, track down the supplier, and save Gotham City once more! Written and drawn by Darick Robertson. •CRIME DESTROYER TRUE TILL DEATH #1 Holy cows! It's a holy war! Crime Destroyer and the puritanical punk gang, The Pill-Grims battle for the soul of Optic City. The main event: Extremism in Defense of Liberty vs. The Pursuit of Justice by Any Means Necessary. This is All Time Comics. •IMMORTAL HULK TIME OF MONSTERS #1 Ten thousand years ago, something green and glowing comes to poison the ancient ground of the Fertile Crescent - and the hearts of its people. One boy is left to bear the consequences - and, for the first time...to open THE GREEN DOOR. •SHANG-CHI #1 Shang-Chi and his family are back! And this time, they're colliding head-to-head with the Marvel Universe's biggest heroes! Shang-Chi has finally taken his place as the leader of the Five Weapons Society. But using an evil secret organization as a force for good won't be easy. And it's about to get a lot harder when Shang-Chi's fellow super heroes, like the Amazing Spider-Man, start to see him as the bad guy!
—DON’T OVERLOOK— HEROES REBORN #3, STILLWATER #7, NIGHTWING #80, DAREDEVIL #30, JUSTICE LEAGUE #61, JONNA AND THE UNPOSSIBLE MONSTERS #3, RADIANT BLACK #4, and I WALK WITH MONSTERS #6.