Okay, Superman fans, this is the biggest thing to happen to him in a long time. This week sees the premier of Brian Michael Bendis’ MAN OF STEEL mini-series. “A new era begins for Superman as a threat from his earliest origins reemerges to destroy the Last Son of Krypton. As Superman struggles to come to grips with what has happened to his wife and son, he must also face a new threat that's determined to burn down Metropolis!” Patrick has already read it and really enjoyed it, so if you’re on the fence, maybe check it out! It’s also a huge week for the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN as he reaches issue #800! “The biggest Peter Parker/Norman Osborn story of all time unfolds over one 80-page story, a scope unmatched in comics!” And we’ll have 12 different covers for you to choose from, too. As for brand new series, we’ve got: BLACKWOOD #1 A supernatural fantasy about a magical murder in a sorcery school. When four teenagers with haunted pasts enroll in Blackwood College, their desire to enhance their supernatural abilities is hampered by an undead dean's curse, ghosts in their dorm, a mischievous two-headed mummy-chimp, a plague of mutant insects, and an ancient evil that forces our heroes to undergo a crash course in the occult. WE ARE DANGER #1 Starting as the new girl in your senior year of high school is never easy, and Julie Malliari is having a terrible first day- until she meets Tabitha. After a night out at a rock show, their friendship quickly grows and, before they know it, the two form a band with their sights set on a record deal... LAST SIEGE #1 Spaghetti Western storytelling meets Game of Thrones atmosphere in this gritty medieval war story, as a mysterious stranger arrives at a castle overrun with brutal soldiers bent on usurping the throne of the rightful heir-an 11-year-old girl. There’s also SAGA #52 and BARRIER #5 for all your BKV needs; the final issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE NO JUSTICE (#4); KILL OR BE KILLED #19 and HARROW COUNTY #31 both have their penultimate issues; Daniel Kibblesmith’s VALIANT HIGH #1; and a new round of DC COMICS/HANNA-BARBERA crossovers. Comic book history is being made, and you’re a part of it!
Oh, the dependability of New Comics. Such as… BLACK PANTHER #1 For years, T’Challa has fought off invaders from his homeland, protecting Wakanda from everything from meddling governments to long-lost gods. Now, he will discover that Wakanda is much bigger than he ever dreamed as across the vast Multiverse lies an empire founded in T’Challa’s name, the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda! By Ta-Nehisi Coates & Daniel Acuna. WITCHFINDER GATES OF HEAVEN #1 By Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, and D’Israeli. A series of occult events mystifies Sir Edward Grey, the man known as the Witchfinder, but even more surprising is the revelation that he is not alone in exploring the paranormal in London. SNOTGIRL VOL 02 Lottie Person is a glamorous fashion blogger living her best life in L.A. – at least that’s what she wants you to think. CALIFORNIA SCREAMING finds Lottie putting the past behind her and trying to make the best of a bad situation – her life! RWBY ANTHOLOGY VOL 01 The world of Remnant is filled with horrific monsters bent on the destruction of humanity. Fortunately, the kingdoms of the world have risen to combat these forces by training powerful Huntsmen and Huntresses at academies around the planet. HUNT FOR WOLVERINE MYSTERY MADRIPOOR #1 When Wolverine’s alter-ego Patch is sighted on the streets of Madripoor, Kitty Pryde assembles a team to find him: Storm, Rogue, Psylocke, Domino, and Jubilee. What they discover is a twisted cabal of crime and dark mysteries that will take these X-Men from the depths of Lowtown up to the stars. TMNT URBAN LEGENDS #1 The entire Image Comics TMNT run reproduced for the first time ever in full color, culminating in three brand-new issues (#24-26), written and drawn by original creators Gary Carlson and Frank Fosco, completing this long-beloved storyline at last! And let’s not forget May’s weekly titles, BARRIER #4, YOU ARE DEADPOOL #4, STAR TREK TNG THROUGH THE MIRROR #4, and JUSTICE LEAGUE NO JUSTICE #3. And more!
The weekly comics of May continue! BARRIER #3, JUSTICE LEAGUE NO JUSTICE #2, YOU ARE DEADPOOL #3 and STAR TREK TNG THROUGH THE MIRROR #3. And there are some non-weekly comics out, too, such as AVENGERS #2, CURSE WORDS #14, CAPTAIN AMERICA #702, BATMAN #47, GIDEON FALLS #3, and WICKED + DIVINE #36. And let's not overlook these brand new titles: WALK THROUGH HELL #1 A new kind of horror story for modern America, by Garth Ennis and Goran Sudzuka. When two fellow agents go missing inside a Long Beach warehouse, Shaw and McGregor are sent to investigate. But what they find waiting is far from routine, as the local police have already discovered to their cost. Before the night is out, our heroes will encounter terror beyond their most appalling nightmares-in a place where the night may never end at all. NEW CHALLENGERS #1 From the pages of DARK NIGHTS: METAL! Challengers Mountain has returned to the DC Universe and chosen a new team of explorers! Five misfit strangers are given a second chance at life, but only if they obey the orders of the mysterious Professor and execute deadly missions in the most unexplored corners of the multiverse! X-MEN WEDDING SPECIAL #1 Kitty Pryde and Colossus are finally about the tie the knot...but what's a wedding without the respective bachelor and bachelorette parties? All this, plus, a Kitty and Colossus story by legendary X-Men scribe, Chris Claremont!!! ALL THE ANSWERS Joel Kupperman became one of the most famous children in America during World War II as one of the young geniuses on the series Quiz Kids. With wit and heart, Michael Kupperman presents a fascinating account of mid-century radio and early television history, the pro-Jewish propaganda entertainment used to counteract anti-Semitism, and the early age of modern celebrity culture. ETHER COPPER GOLEMS #1 Portals between Earth and the Ether begin to crack open unleashing devastating magical fury on our planet and only adventurer Boone Dias can seal the breaches. In order to put an end to this chaos, Boone recruits a powerful team of mystical beings including a grumpy, spell-writing fairy; a bickering, lavender gorilla; and a bull-headed, motorcycling spell-hacker. FLAVOR #1 Within a strange walled city, an unlicensed chef discovers a mystery that threatens to end it all. Where chefs are the ultimate celebrity and food is the most valued commodity. The high-stakes competition of Hunger Games collides with the lush, MIYAZAKI-esque worldbuilding in this delectable new series. HUNT FOR WOLVERINE CLAWS OF KILLER #1 As word spreads that Wolverine may have returned from the grave, a handful of his greatest adversaries come together to track him down and put him back there. But the brutal and horrific nightmare that SABRETOOTH, LADY DEATHSTRIKE and DAKEN uncover could lead to even more death than even these vicious killers can handle. MIGHTY THOR GATES OF VALHALLA #1 By Jason Aaron, Jen Bartel and Ramón Pérez. The Mighty Thor has come and gone. But Jane Foster's power to inspire lives on - even in the far future! And with or without a Thor, the War of Realms continues. As Malekith's power grows, the realms will fall - and who is left to stop him? BUBBA HO-TEP & COSMIC BLOOD-SUCKERS #1 From the mind of Joe Lansdale! President Nixon has discovered an alien threat, and he knows there's only one man he can reach out to for help: Elvis Presley. But will Elvis be enough to defeat a horde of Cosmic Blood-Suckers? QUICKSILVER NO SURRENDER #1 By Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT) and Eric Nguyen (OLD MAN LOGAN). Trapped beyond the perception of friends, family and allies, Quicksilver wages a one-man guerilla war against a monster that he's not even sure is real, to save a world that he may never be a part of again.
This week is AMAZING!! BARRIER #1 & #2 From the Eisner Award-winning team behind THE PRIVATE EYE (Brian K Vaughn and Marcos Martin), BARRIER is an unconventional drama about violence, language, and illegal immigration...with a shocking sci-fi twist. Highest possible recommendation!! JUSTICE LEAGUE NO JUSTICE #1 After Brainiac systematically takes down all of Earth's super-teams, the last thing the League expects is for him to ask for their help!What secrets of the cosmos will Superman, Martian Manhunter and Team Mystery discover? Will Zatanna, Wonder Woman and Team Wonder awaken alien magic they cannot put back to sleep? What can Harley Quinn possibly have to teach the rest of Team Wisdom? And most importantly...why the heck is Beast Boy on Team Entropy with Lobo and Batman? MY BOYFRIEND IS A BEAR Bear meets girl. Nora has bad luck with men. When she meets an (actual) bear on a hike in the Los Angeles hills, he turns out to be the best romantic partner she's ever had! He's considerate, he's sweet, he takes care of her. But he's a bear, and winning over her friends and family is difficult. Not to mention he has to hibernate all winter. Can true love conquer all? VENOM #1 In the wake of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s collapse, an ancient and primordial evil has been awakened beneath the streets of New York, and with it, something equally evil has awakened in Venom! Still a Lethal Protector of the innocents in New York, this new threat could force Venom to relinquish everything it holds dear - including Eddie Brock! Join Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman, for an adventure a thousand years in the making! All this plus ISOLA #2, STAR WARS LAST JEDI #1, BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #8, HUNT FOR WOLVERINE ADAMANTIUM AGENDA #1, SOUTHERN BASTARDS #20, and, for real, MEDIEVAL SPAWN WITCHBLADE #1. And don’t forget FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is Saturday!