June is KILLING it! So many amazing new books! So many that we’re super-excited for! This week alone is an embarrassment of riches! •NANCY DREW #1 Nancy Drew is seventeen and good at everything...ESPECIALLY solving crimes. But her totally-in-control-and-obviously-running-perfectly-smooth-(but-not-really) life hits a snag when a mysterious message drags her back to the hometown she left behind. There she'll have to find out which of her friends are still her friends, which are enemies, and who exactly is trying to kill her...and (hopefully) stop them before they succeed. KELLY THOMPSON and JENN ST-ONGE team up to present an all-new modern spin on a classic mystery icon! •THOR #1 Thor Odinson has regained his mantle - and with it, a wild new world of trouble on his mighty hands! The artifacts of Asgard have been scattered across the earth, and to reclaim them, Thor will have to face some ugly truths. Like the production cost of hundreds of new hammers! And the Thunder God is going to need every last one of them if he's going to stop the unstoppable Juggernaut. •BY NIGHT #1 By John Allison (Giant Days) and Christine Larsen (Adventure Time). Aspiring documentarian (and actual Chemistry major) Jane has recently reunited with her former best friend Heather, amateur urban explorer. A trip into an abandoned industrial building leads them to another world filled with monsters, magic and a chance for a whole new life. All they have to do is step through... •KAIJUMAX SEASON 4 #1 SCALY IS THE NEW BLACK! The perfect starting point if you've never read Kaijumax before!! After murdering her abusive inmate boyfriend and unable to scale back down to human size, former prison physician Dr. Zhang joins a collection of uranium addicts, violent offenders, con artists, and metaphors for human encroachment in the heretofore unseen female wing of Kaijumax. As new and returning kaiju assimilate into their respective species, Zhang struggles to find her place and secure her own safety. Also: Giant Mechs! Tiny Fairies! And... Feng Shui? •QUICK & EASY GUIDE TO THEY THEM PRONOUNS Archie, a snarky genderqueer artist, is tired of people not understanding gender neutral pronouns. Tristan, a cisgender dude, is looking for an easy way to introduce gender neutral pronouns to his increasingly diverse workplace. The longtime best friends team up in this short and fun comic guide that explains what pronouns are, why they matter, and how to use them. •PLASTIC MAN #1 Meet Eel O'Brian: a petty thug, thief and con artist who runs a strip club. Hey, he's also dead, at least according to the gang that tossed him out like last week's garbage. Literally. Don't worry, though-he bounced back from all that, and now he's trying to make a new life for himself, but the effort is stretching him pretty thin. How can he get revenge on his old boss, keep a street kid out of trouble, make a dancer fall in love with him and stop a mysterious society from taking over the world? Eel has no idea! •BLOODSTRIKE #0 By Michel "Copra" Fiffe. In the spirit of Bloodstrike's groundbreaking carnage, the creator behind the indie hit Copra shines a light on Image's most extreme series. Witness the origin of Cabbot as he launches his undead strikeforce upon the world! •MAGIC ORDER #1 In MARK MILLAR's first NETFLIX comic book, drawn by the incredible OLIVIER COIPEL, we live in a world where we've never seen a monster, and The Magic Order is the reason we sleep safely in our beds. Magic meets the mob in THE MAGIC ORDER, as five families of magicians-sworn to protect our world for generations-must battle an enemy who's picking them off one by one. •MARVEL RISING ALPHA #1 SQUIRREL GIRL meets MS. MARVEL - for the very first time! When Doreen Green volunteers as head counselor for an extracurricular computer programming class, little does she know that junior counselor Kamala Khan moonlights as crimefighting super hero Ms. Marvel! •STELLAR #1 Stellar was taken as a child and transformed into the ultimate weapon, one that would end an intergalactic war. She succeeded...at everything except finding peace. Reduced to a bounty hunter, she scours the worlds she's broken, searching for redemption. But there are other weapons loose in the galaxy, who just can't leave the war behind them. •WEATHERMAN #1 Nathan Bright had it all: an awesome girlfriend, a kickass dog, and a job as the number one weatherman on terraformed Mars. But when he's accused of carrying out the worst terrorist attack in human history-an event that wiped out nearly the entire population of Earth-Nathan becomes the most wanted man alive and a target of a manhunt that spans the galaxy. But is Nathan truly responsible for such a horrific crime? And why can't he remember? Art by NATHAN FOX! •HAWKMAN #1 Spinning out of the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, Carter Hall returns to the DC Universe! An explorer of the ancient and unknown, Hawkman finds himself embroiled in a long-standing mission to discover the true purpose of his many reincarnations. Carter races around the globe trying to piece together an ancient prophecy, but will he be able to face down his past lives lurking around every corner? What a time to be buying comics!!!
It’s June! The weather is nice, people are enjoying the outdoors, and comic publishers (*cough**marvel**cough*) open the floodgates! Look at all these comics! •JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 Comics legends Scott Snyder and Jim Cheung launch the Justice League into a cosmos-shaking mystery that will draw out their most terrible foes...in ways our heroes couldn't possibly imagine! In this debut issue, Martian Manhunter struggles to protect the team from an incoming threat that will shatter the world as they know it, while a familiar face strikes out on a dark path... •KAIJUMAX SEASON 3 Ah, KAIJUMAX Prison, that cesspool of corruption in the South Pacific. Stomp once again into this toxic holding facility for giant monsters and get to know its most fearsome-and most pathetic-inmates! A seething undercurrent of species hatred now grips the pound, and the gangs are vying for ultimate control of the uranium trade. The claws and flame-breath come out as a knock-down, tear-out-heart species riot rips across the crater block! WE LOVE THIS BOOK! •DEADPOOL #1 Skottie Young and Nic Klein bring you the craziest tales of Deadpool yet! It's been a while since Deadpool's had to merc to make ends meet, but things are tough all over. While Deadpool tries to get his humble mercenary-for-hire business back off the ground, a catastrophic threat so unfathomably huge, so mind-breakingly cataclysmic it defies description, is heading toward Earth, and there's only one person who can stop it!!! Oh no, wait...it's not Wade, is it? Oh, %$@#. It's Wade. •SWORD DAUGHTER #1 The Forty Swords came at night and murdered the entire village, save for two people: the infant Elsbeth and her grief-stricken father, Dag. Setting off on a revenge quest that will span the width of Viking Age Europe, they find the key to repairing their damaged relationship lies in the swords they carry. •DOCTOR STRANGE #1 The Eye of Agamotto is closed! Doctor Stephen Strange has lost his connection to the Earth's arcane power, and he can't wait to recover while nightmares press against the seams of our reality. Tony Stark offers a 21st-century solution: When astral travel fails, try astronautical travel. Enter Doctor Strange: Space-Explorer Supreme! Space is endless, but time is short. After years of threats, Stephen's bill for magic use is coming due - who will come to collect?! •IMMORTAL HULK #1 You'd never notice the man. He doesn't like to be noticed. He's quiet. Calm. Never complains. If someone were to walk up and shoot him in the head... all he'd do is die. Until night falls. And someone else gets up again. The man's name is Banner. The horror is the Immortal Hulk! •VAGRANT QUEEN #1 Former child queen Elida was driven from her throne at age ten and forced to wander the galaxy, evading the revolutionary forces that wanted her dead. When an old frenemy claims to know the whereabouts of Elida's long-lost mother, she is forced to return to her former kingdom and stage a rescue. •DAZZLER X SONG #1 The Brooklyn punk scene has never been cooler with DAZZLER's new band taking center stage. But while she's trying to find herself and reconnect to the one thing she's always loved, Dazzler stumbles upon a truly toxic part of the underground punk scene. When a new and violent gang threatens the young Inhuman fans that follow her from venue to venue, Dazzler may have to turn to her own past to provide some guidance--and butt kicking. •ANT-MAN AND THE WASP #1 Wasp was just trying to help Ant-Man get home to Earth to see his daughter...but a little problem got in the way. Very little. Subatomic, in fact, as Scott Lang was lost in the vast spaces between atoms! Now, Nadia is his only hope of rescue...if only he would listen long enough for her to save them! From Mark Waid and Javier Garrón. •UNEXPECTED #1 Once a paramedic dedicated to saving lives, Janet Fals must now start a fight once every 24 hours to feed the Conflict Engine that's replaced her heart. But Janet's heart isn't just a curse-it's a beacon, drawing out both the mysterious Neon the Unknown and the seductive, malevolent Bad Samaritan. •And there’s also PAPER GIRLS #21, BATMAN #48, CAPTAIN AMERICA #703, ISOLA #3, MAN OF STEEL #2, WALKING DEAD #180, DOCTOR STAR & KINGDOM LOST TOMORROWS #4 and so very much more! Happy summer!
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!