Look at this week! Three GREAT new titles from 3 great creators! Jeff Lemire (Mazebook)! Mark Guggenheim (Last Flight Out)! Mark Russell (Deadbox)! Any one of these would be Pick of the Week and we have all 3!!
—SPOTLIGHT BOOK— • DEADBOX #1 (Vault) Welcome to the town of Lost Turkey, where the main source of entertainment is a cursed DVD machine that seems to know more about the fate of its citizens than they do.
—NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL OF NOTE— • MS MARVEL STRETCHED THIN (Graphix) An original middle-grade graphic novel starring breakout character (and New Jersey's own) Ms. Marvel! Kamala Khan (a.k.a Ms. Marvel) is stretched too thin-literally. She's tired and just barely keeping control, but she's handling it. Totally. But when a mysterious robot tries to infiltrate Avengers Tower, it'll be up to Ms. Marvel to (again, literally) pull herself together, learn to ask for help, and fix the mess she's made before anyone gets hurt!
—RECOMMENDED NEW COMICS— • LAST FLIGHT OUT #1 (Dark Horse) With Earth rendered uninhabitable, humanity has chosen to evacuate to the stars. But with just twenty-four hours left until the last ark-designed to evacuate Earth's residents-leaves forever, its designer's estranged daughter goes missing. Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, X-Men) and Eduardo Ferigato (Self/Made) tell the story of an absentee father trying to make amends with his daughter during the end of the world.
• MAZEBOOK #1 (Dark Horse) From Jeff Lemire! A lonely building inspector still grieving the loss of his puzzle-loving daughter receives a mysterious phone call one night from a girl claiming it's her and that she's trapped in the middle of a labyrinth. Convinced that this child is contacting him from beyond this world, he uses an unfinished maze from one of her journals and a map of the city to trace an intricate path through a different plane of reality to bring his daughter back home.
We’d love to tell you all of these books will be available on Wednesday, September 1st, but as we’re still waiting for DC books for the 25th, who knows? But, optimistic fools that we are, we’re still hoping for the full shipment.
—SPOTLIGHT BOOK— • DARK AGES #1 (Marvel) This is what the Watcher has been watching for! A danger older than the Earth threatens everything. For once, the heroes who have saved the planet so many times are almost powerless in the face of it. X-Men and Avengers assemble. Spider-People and Fantastic Four come together. Heroes for Hire fight alongside Champions. None of it will be enough. The lights are about to go out and the world outside our window...is about to end.
—NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL OF NOTE— • OUR STORIES CARRIED US HERE (Green Card Voices) A bold and unconventional collection of first-person stories told and illustrated by immigrants and refugees living across the United States. Stanford scientist, deaf student, indigenous activist, Black entrepreneur - all immigrants and refugees - recount journeys from their home countries in ten vibrantly illustrated stories. Faced by unfamiliar vistas, they are welcomed with possibilities, and confronted by challenges and prejudice.
—NEW COMICS OF NOTE— • ALMOST AMERICAN #1 (Aftershock) In 2008, husband-and-wife Russian intelligence operatives walked into the U.S. Embassy in the Dominican Republic in order to defect, making a deal to trade secrets for new lives. But instead of the American Dream, Janosh and Victorya Neumann found themselves caught up in red tape, bureaucracy and turf wars between the FBI and CIA - all while their past tries to kill them.
• BATMAN FEAR STATE ALPHA #1 (DC) Overwhelmed by the dual threat of the Scarecrow and Peacekeeper-01, Batman and his allies have been one step behind since the events of Infinite Frontier #0 and with the arrival of a mysterious anti-Oracle and the return of Poison Ivy, Batman might have more than he can handle!
• DEMON DAYS CURSED WEB #1 (Marvel) Mariko Yashida journeys deep into a dark forest to find answers about her past. Instead, she finds a magical wolf with three toes and a strange girl with a pet spider. But there are deadly creatures in these woods too - a mysterious, blue-skinned woman and a giant with super-strength and claws - and they're after Mariko!
• LAST ANNIHILATION WICCAN AND HULKLING #1 (Marvel) The Last Annihilation has hit the Kree/Skrull Alliance. Wiccan and Hulkling must split up to simultaneously defend two planets against the Mindless Army! But will the individual newlyweds be enough to fight off the forces of Dormammu? Or will they become the next casualties in this senseless war?
• MIDNIGHTER 2021 ANNUAL #1 (DC) Midnighter traveled into the future to help get himself out of a jam, only to swap places with his future self. Now, the Midnighter from the future finds himself trapped in a paradox, working his way back to his onetime present to swap places again. Don’t worry if you’re confused—so is he!
• MONSTER KILL SQUAD #1 (Bad Idea) Over the past 90 days, cryptozoological attacks have increased a hundredfold, and the arcane has become everyday. Monsters of every shape and size strike at will, and the good, taxpaying folks of the US of A have had enough of this nonsense.
• PYRATE QUEEN #1 (Bad Idea) Meet Monday Ryan, a pyrate with a bad reputation and a price on her head. To be a pyrate is to live a short and merry life and to live it free. It ends for most with a length of rope and a four-foot drop.
• TELEPATHS #1 (AWA) From J. Michael Straczynksi and Steve Epting. An electromagnetic disturbance results in the sudden awakening of telepathic powers in a tenth of the Earth's population. In the moments after the world comes to grip with this development, newlyBoston police find themselves sent against a wrongly convicted prisoner who becomes a hero and leader of other telepaths trying to escape a world in which their powers will make them targets.
King Spawn #1, a new (Absolute) Kyle Starks graphic novel and a new series from JH Williams III highlight this great week of New Comics!
—SPOTLIGHT BOOK— •SUPERMAN VS LOBO #1 From writers Tim Seeley and Sarah Beattie the team behind the indie hit Money Shot and Punchline artist Mirka Andolfo comes a hilarious new superhero epic! What happens when an indomitable force meets an irritating object? That’s what readers find out when Superman runs into Lobo. Think of it like a boy scout joining a biker gang. What will be worse, the damage Lobo causes on his own, or the chaos of trying to stop him?
—NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL OF NOTE— •OLD HEAD Space Jam meets Fright Night in this hilarious action-horror as a former basketball star returns home to bury his mother only to learn of her mysterious past, his destiny, and to find himself embroiled in a decades-long blood feud with actual Dracula. By Kyle Starks. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for anyone who loves SIX SIDEKICS OF TRIGGER KEATON!!
—NEW COMICS OF NOTE— •KING SPAWN #1 A classic villain from Spawn's past has begun asserting his powers on Earth by corrupting as many souls as possible. And only Spawn knows that he even exists. Continuing the dramatic battles from SPAWN'S UNIVERSE #1, this is where it all begins! The last time a new ongoing SPAWN series launched was in 1992.
•ECHOLANDS #1 The story of Earth's last war starts with Hope's sticky fingers... By JH Williams III and W. Haden Blackman. In a bizarre future world that has forgotten its history, a reckless thief Hope Redhood holds the key to excavating its dark strange past - if only she and her crew can escape a tyrannical wizard and his unstoppable daughter. But fate will send them all on a path leading to a war between worlds.
•SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY ANNUAL #1 A return to the World of SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY by the Original Creative Team! SPIDER-MAN. He's a threat. He's a menace. And J. JONAH JAMESON will do whatever it takes to make the world see it! But in this companion piece to last year's hit miniseries SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY, will the decades of his obsession bear fruit for Jonah...or be his destruction?
•DARKHAWK #1 Connor Young is a seventeen-year-old star basketball player with the world ahead of him, until a surprising medical diagnosis changes everything. But what happens when a mysterious amulet finds him and gives him powers beyond belief? What will he do with these new abilities? Get in on the ground floor as KYLE HIGGINS (RISE OF ULTRAMAN, Radiant Black) and JUANAN RAMÍREZ (WEB OF VENOM) start a new era.
•LESTER OF THE LESSER GODS From Eric Powell (The Goon) comes Lester of the Lesser Gods! Lester has no friends and no life. That is until Satan unleashes the Apocalypse! No longer is he a 32-year-old, 300 pound LARPer who lives with his mother. A mother who constantly re-minds him of his lowly conception in a biker bar bathroom. But momma didn't get that gimpy hip from knocking boots with any old biker... t'was a GOD! And Satan shall suckle his knuckle! HUZZAH!
•MARVELS VOICES IDENTITY #1 Some of the best Asian super heroes in comics are getting the spotlight in this special action-packed and heartfelt issue! Shang-Chi! Ms. Marvel! Jubilee! Silk! Jimmy Woo! Come celebrate these amazing and legendary heroes from new and established Asian creators that will surely expand "the world outside your window!"
•ST MERCY #1 Mercedes Oro is one of the surviving descendants of the Incans who has been charged with protecting a cache of cursed gold used in their child sacrifice rituals. But when an outlaw tries to steal the gold for his band of thieves, he unknowingly sets events in motion that will unleash an angry god who is willing to travel through the centuries to have what he desires.
•SUPERMAN 78 #1 Fly into director Richard Donner’s Superman once more in Superman ’78! Written by Robert Venditti (Superman: Man of Tomorrow) and drawn by Wilfredo Torres (Batman ’66), Superman ’78 tells a brand-new adventure in the world of the beloved film.
•CABLE RELOADED #1 It's a new era, in a new galaxy, that's under siege from a deadly new threat...but you can still rely on one man. Cable is locked, loaded and landing on the deadliest planet in X-history - to steal the ultimate weapon...and stop the LAST ANNIHILATION!
•TRANSFORMERS SHATTERED GLASS #1 Shattered Glass isn't your average Transformers tale... "Shards" is the story of the ongoing battle between the power-hungry Autobot autocrats and the freedom-fighting Decepticon laborers. Join author Danny Lore (James Bond, King in Black: Captain America, Champions) in exploring this fractured alternate universe just before it shatters.
•WINTER GUARD #1 Russia is cleaning house! And when the Red Guardian starts hunting down state secrets, he puts himself right back in his home country's crosshairs - dragging the White Widow along with him. But the motherland has new heroes now...and not even the Red Room could have prepared Alexei and Yelena for the Winter Guard's retribution. Bold twists and bombastic action abound as the Winter Guard tracks down two of Russia's dirtiest secrets!
—DON’T OVERLOOK— SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL #2, DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #12, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #72, ICE CREAM MAN #25, ROBIN #5, TMNT #120 and WOLVERINE #15.