This is the kind of week that we’d have seen before the pandemic. It’s SO FULL OF GREAT NEW BOOKS! •Tom Taylor is writing HELLBLAZER! •Kelly Thompson is writing Black Widow! •The Man-Eaters team gives us a new spy series! •Third-generation comic artist EMMA KUBERT hits the stands! •Humanity is harvesting the corpses of giant alien gods to survive!
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEYRE DEAD #1 For fans of Decorum and Something is Killing the Children comes a new sci-fi epic from Al Ewing (Immortal Hulk) and Simone Di Meo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) on the edge of space where humanity is harvesting the corpses of giant alien gods to survive. HELLBLAZER RISE AND FALL #1 A billionaire falls out of the sky and is gruesomely skewered on a church spire. Bizarrely, Angel Wings are attached to his back. More follow until, hallelujah, it's raining businessmen. Detective Aisha Bukhari is stumped by this, until she's visited by her childhood friend, occult investigator John Constantine. DC's Hellblazer discovers a link between the falling elite and a shocking moment in his and Aisha's misspent youth. SPY ISLAND #1 Super spy Nora Freud (no relation) has a plum assignment. She's stationed on a tropical island. Her mission? Keep an eye on things. Her problem? The island is on the lip of the Bermuda Triangle, where anything can happen. Her other problem? This particular island is a den of intrigue, populated by spies, tourists, and evil villains set on global domination. By the creative team that brought you Man-Eaters. BLACK WIDOW #1 Natasha Romanoff has been a spy almost as long as she's been alive. And she's never stopped running, whether she was working for the good guys...or the bad. But Natasha's world is about to be upended. Beyond San Francisco's Golden Gate lies a mystery that only the Marvel Universe's greatest spy can solve. GRENDEL KY #1 For two generations, the rural hill town of Grendel, Kentucky has honored its Faustian bargain with the monster living in its abandoned coal mine: a human sacrifice every season in return for agrarian prosperity the likes of which this rocky region had never before seen (including its greatest cash crop: the dankest weed in the land). When one town elder breaks this pact, Grendel's only hope is that its prodigal daughter will return home to face down the creature of her nightmares-and bring her all-female biker gang with her. INKBLOT #1 Third-generation comic artist EMMA KUBERT partners with up-and-coming creator RUSTY GLADD to deliver a high-fantasy epic! This new ONGOING SERIES follows a powerful sorceress attempting to correct her greatest mistake-the creation of a magical cat that can travel through time, space, and reality. The cat threatens to unravel the fabric of the universe, doesn't care, and just won't listen! LONELY RECEIVER #1 Catrin Vander, a lonely video producer, buys an Artificial Intelligence partner that's meant to bond for life. After ten years together, her holographic wife suddenly discon-nects without a warning. The breakup drives Catrin to the point of near insanity. She's alone for the first time in years and reeling from a loss she can't comprehend. MARVEL ZOMBIES RESURRECTION #1 When the corpse of Galactus reaches planet Earth carrying a cannibalistic virus, Spider-Man and a ragtag group of heroes struggle to save survivors and uncover the truth!
This is the kind of week where if you were forced to stay inside for any reason, you’d probably not mind it because there are so many things to read! But… what do you read first??
We tried to find the exact date Batman 3 Jokers was announced, just to see how long it took DC to get this 3-issue mini-series out, but we couldn’t find it. It was AT LEAST 3 years ago…
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- BATMAN THREE JOKERS #1 After years of anticipation starting in DC Universe: Rebirth #1, the epic miniseries you've been waiting for is here: find out why there are three Jokers, and what that means for the Dark Knight and the Clown Prince of Crime. It's a mystery unlike any Batman has ever faced! FANTASTIC FOUR ANTITHESIS #1 The first full-length Fantastic Four story ever illustrated by classic creator Neal Adams! An unstoppable meteor of unknown origin has just erupted from hyperspace--and unless the Fantastic Four can find a way to stop it from hitting Manhattan, millions will die! LOCKE & KEY IN PALE BATTALIONS GO #1 The impossible, reality-bending keys of Keyhouse have always been weapons of war. In the spring of 1915, Chamberlin Locke's oldest son, John, is desperate to be a part of the greatest war of all... and never mind that he's too young to enlist. He means to use the power of the keys to turn the tide, and will tell any lie, and try any manipulation, to have his way. Prepare to open a door onto one of the grimmest battlefields of the 20th century, whose darkness might even strike fear into an army of supernatural shadows. CANTO II HOLLOW MEN #1 Once, a little tin slave with a clock for a heart broke all the rules-he found love, he was given a name, and he escaped his masters to go on an epic journey to save his love's heart. He met strange allies and terrifying enemies and, ultimately, though his adventure didn't turn out as planned, he returned to his people and led them to freedom.
Luckily you only need to wait until Wednesday to read these great New Comics and Graphic Novels!
Hello! Here’s this week’s list of all the really great comic books and graphic novels that we’re lucky to be able to read. I say lucky because the world seems to be increasingly volatile both globally and locally, and now more than ever the future of some of these very comics are in doubt, so let’s revel in the fact that we have access to them now. Huzzah!
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- MAESTRO #1 Almost 30 years after the landmark story Future Imperfect, legendary INCREDIBLE HULK scribe Peter David returns to the far-future version of the Hulk known as Maestro - the master of what remains of the world. How did the world fall and the Maestro rise? What happened to the world's heroes in between? And where is the Hulk we know and love? BERNIE WRIGHTSON'S FRANKENSTEIN HC Few works by comic book artists have earned the universal acclaim and reverence that Bernie Wrightson's illustrated version of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein was met with upon its original release in 1983. A generation later, this magnificent pairing of art and literature is still considered to be one of the greatest achievements made by any artist in the field. This book includes the complete text of the original groundbreaking novel, and approximately fifty original full-page illustrations by Bernie Wrightson.
Here’s to this week’s New Comics and to all the New Comics yet to come!!