As I started typing this I thought, “Iron Man #1 isn’t due out until September…” completely forgetting it IS September! But that’s okay because this September week brings us SO MANY GREAT BOOKS! Like STILLWATER #1. If you are reading this sentence, you should probably buy Stillwater #1.
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- STILLWATER #1 (Surprise!) Nobody dies. In the town of Stillwater, that's not just a promise. It's a threat. Join superstar writer CHIP ZDARSKY (THE WHITE TREES, Daredevil) and Eisner Award-winning artist RAMÓN K PÉREZ (Jim Henson's Tale of Sand, Jane) as they dive into a world of horror and intrigue in this new ongoing Skybound series. IRON MAN #1 Tony Stark is going back to basics, putting away his high-tech toys and high-profile image so he can get his hands dirty again. But can he really lay that Stark-sized ego down? Life isn't that simple, something that old friends and frustrating foes are quick to point out. If you strip down a billionaire to his bolts, does he run solid or just overheat? RECOMMENDED!! SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE GN Billy Pilgrim has read Kilgore Trout and opened a successful optometry business. Billy Pilgrim has built a loving family and witnessed the firebombing of Dresden. Billy Pilgrim has traveled to the planet Tralfamadore and met Kurt Vonnegut. Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time. Slaughterhouse-Five is at once a farcical look at the horror and tragedy of war where children are placed on the frontlines and die (so it goes), and a moving examination of what it means to be a fallible human. We’ll have a shared-exclusive bookplate available for a limited time with this book (thanks to Escape Pod Comics). UMBRELLA ACADEMY YOU LOOK LIKE DEATH #1 The first Umbrella Academy spin off series! When 18-year-old Séance gets himself kicked out of the Umbrella Academy, he takes to a place where his ghoulish talents will be appreciated. After a magical high on a vampire-drug-lord's stash, Klaus needs help, and doesn't have his siblings there to save him.
HEAVY #1 Bill may be dead, but he's got a job to do. Welcome to the Big Wait, where folks who don't quite make the cut go to work off their debt. Everyone in the Wait's got a job. Bill is a Heavy, whose job is policing the multiverse, making sure bad eggs get what's coming to them. He's on track to earn his Climb and reunite with the woman he loves... until he meets his new partner: the worst dude of all time. GIANT SIZE X-MEN STORM #1 In GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: JEAN GREY & EMMA FROST, Hickman and Dauterman took Jean and Emma into Storm's mind to learn what had happened to her. Now they take the X-Men's resident goddess to the far end of the world to save herself! AMAZING SPIDER-MAN SINS OF NORMAN OSBORN #1 What, we ask, is a Spider-Man storyline without a whole bunch of extra issues crammed in? It looks like we’ll never know!
Iron Man #1 looks great, and we love Christopher Cantwell’s DOCTOR DOOM series (and SHE COULD FLY), we're excited for SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE and hey, don’t forget to give STILLWATER #1 a look!
After the recent DC Comics shipping fiasco, we’re HOPING that all of these comics are available this upcoming week, ‘cause they sure look good!
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- RISE OF ULTRAMAN #1 In darkness there lurks Kaiju - terrifying and unfathomable monsters. Between Kaiju and the rest of us stands the United Science Patrol! But who are these enigmatic defenders, and how do they perform their miracles? Shin Hayata and Kiki Fuji have spent half a lifetime trying to find out - and their quest is about to drive them toward a decades-old dark secret and put them on a collision course with a mysterious warrior from beyond the stars! ICE CREAM MAN QUARANTINE COMIX SPEC #1 In the early days of the pandemic, the team behind ICE CREAM MAN launched an online-only series of mini-comics set in the ICM universe. The project was called, predictably, QUARANTINE COMIX. Now, collected in everyone's preferred format (a floppy comic book!) are all six issues of QUARANTINE COMIX, featuring brand-new cover art and bonus stories by guest creators. CYBERPUNK 2077 TRAUMA TEAM #1 Nadia, an assistant EMT for a privately-owned business known as Trauma Team International, is the sole survivor of a failed rescue mission turned shootout. After she agrees to continue work for an upcoming extraction mission, Nadia and her new team find themselves in an even more dangerous and life-threatening situation. BILL & TED ARE DOOMED #1 After defeating the evil dictator De Nomolos in Bogus Journey in 1995, things aren't looking as excellent as they should for either Bill and Ted or Wyld Stallyns. There's tension in the band and worry at home. Bill and Ted's obsessiveness with writing the one song to bring peace to the world is affecting their playing and their relationships with their families. Desperate for a solution Bill and Ted burst in to announce their great idea to revive the band's fortunes: A world tour to spread the love-and the rock, and the love of the rock-to the world.
Not getting one publisher’s scheduled releases really shows how much we rely on the non-stop flow of new comics in our lives!
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??