Everything you think you know about the Man of Steel changes in… SUPERMAN YEAR ONE #1 From the burning world of Krypton to the bucolic fields of Kansas, the first chapter of SUPERMAN YEAR ONE tracks Clark Kent's youth in Kansas, as he comes to terms with his strange powers and struggles to find his place in our world. DC BLACK LABEL is proud to present the definitive origin of Superman as rendered by the legendary comics creators Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.! --NEW TITLES OF NOTE-- USAGI YOJIMBO #1 Follow the adventures of rabbit ronin Miyamoto Usagi as he wanders Edo period Japan on his warrior's journey. In the start of this story, Usagi becomes embroiled in a puppet drama where the players are not quite what they seem! The start of an exciting new chapter in the epic ongoing saga of Usagi written, drawn, and lettered by comics legend Stan Sakai! PSI-LORDS #1 Who are the cosmic beings known only as the Psi-Lords? And how will they change the course of the Universe in this brand-new ongoing series? Four astronauts awake in an otherworldly prison with no memory of how they got there! What is their connection to the Psi-Lords? And how will they escape? LAB RAIDER #1 A pair of young vigilantes break into a black market laboratory where illegal tests are being run on animals. What at first seems like a simple rescue mission becomes more dangerous when they stumble on secret military experiments, discovering to their horror that the animals they sought to help have been turned into something different, something monstrous... and, once the cages are opened, the rescuers quickly become the prey of these weaponized beasts. NO ONES #1 The Bastions are superheroes at the height of fame and fortune-their brand has captured the world... and corrupted their souls. When they accidentally kill a man and cover up the crime to save their reputation, their corruption becomes a curse that erases their very existence. --DON’T OVERLOOK-- BATMAN #73, DAREDEVIL #7, ASSASSIN NATION #4, LITTLE BIRD #4, UNCANNY X-MEN #20, A WALK THROUGH HELL #11, and CAPTAIN AMERICA #11. The official start of summer + New Comics! Sounds perfect to us!
It’s time for the event of the season… DC’s EVENT LEVIATHAN, that is! Along with the Tradd Moore-drawn SILVER SURFER BLACK, this week is already looking great! --HIGHLY RECOMMENDED-- SILVER SURFER BLACK #1 Donny Cates! Gorgeous Tradd Moore art!! Almost the entire galaxy's defenders have been blown through a black hole, including the Silver Surfer! But the story doesn't end there... In order to fight back the oblivion, Surfer will have to fight to save his own soul and not lose himself to the void. EVENT LEVIATHAN #1 The groundbreaking and always-inventive team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev (SCARLET, Daredevil) unite on a mystery thriller that stretches across the DC Universe and touches every character from Batman to Superman to the Question to Talia al Ghul. With startling ease, a newly dangerous and aggressive Leviathan wipes out all its competition and now turns its sights to molding the world into its vision of order. Can the new threat's growth be stopped...and who's guiding its new agents of chaos? --NEW TITLES OF NOTE-- SONATA #1 Two cultures clash on a planet they each believe is their Promised Land. The Rans are a peace-loving people, but the Tayans are a race of warriors who seek to colonize and control. The mysterious Sleeping Giants also call this place home, though no one knows if they're monsters or the gods of legend. And amidst all this, a young woman named Sonata is willing to break all the rules to find her place in this world-and she's not about to let sleeping gods lie. LORNA TP Lorna's like any other girl... she loves cats, she's incredibly awkward, and she won't hesitate to pull a knife on those who displease her! From Catboy creator Benji Nate, Lorna follows the malicious-yet-charming Lorna as she learns about fashion, friendship, and romance, with a generous helping of murder! TRUST FALL #1 Ash Parsons has a quirk of genetics that lets her teleport things. She's the golden goose of her family, the foundation of a struggling criminal outfit trying to get ahead in the world and Ash is able to pop out whole fleets of cars and entire bank vaults. But while she can teleport valuables and her accomplices, she can't teleport herself - making every job a trust fall with her family there to catch her and escort her to safety. JUGHEAD TIME POLICE #1 When Jughead messes up his Riverdale Annual Bake-Off pie recipe so terribly, he is disqualified and banned from all future Bake-Offs! Jug goes to unthinkable lengths to fix his error: time travel! Even Riverdale's most erudite teenager can't manage the delicate dance of going back in time, and poor Juggie lands himself in an epic battle to keep the time stream intact! --DON’T OVERLOOK-- SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY #4, BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #6, IMMORTAL HULK #19, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #23, SUPERMAN #12, TRANSFORMERS #7, and UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #45. This could turn out to be THE summer for comics! Let’s find out together!
It’s June, already?? Luckily we have your Summer Reading List right here! --HIGHLY RECOMMENDED-- DIE VOL 01 FANTASY HEARTBREAKER Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine) teams up with artist Stephanie Hans for DIE, a pitch-black fantasy where a group of forty-something adults have to deal with the returning, unearthly horror they only just survived as teenage role-players. If Kieron's in a rush, he describes it as "Goth Jumanji", but that's only the tip of this critically acclaimed obsidian iceberg. Collects DIE #1-5. --NEW TITLES OF NOTE-- BLACK CAT #1 The Black Cat in her first ever ongoing series! Felicia Hardy has a taste for the finer things in life and a certain set of skills that can get her into any mansion, vault or museum to...procure said finer things. But due to her actions in Amazing Spider-Man, Felicia's not only on the run from the police but also by the New York Theives Guild and their boss Odessa Drake! And an all-new Marvel Meow short story by Nao Fuji! CEMETERY BEACH COLLECTION A professional pathfinder breaks out of a torture cell in pursuit of his worst extraction scenario ever: escaping on foot across a sprawling and secret off-world colony established a hundred years ago and filled with generations of lunatics. His only ally? A disaffected young murderess. From WARREN ELLIS and JASON HOWARD. Collects CEMETERY BEACH #1-7. INCREDIBLE HULK LAST CALL #1 In his twelve-year stint on The Incredible Hulk, Peter David redefined the Green Goliath for generations of fans and creators. Artist Dale Keown drew some of that run's most beloved and influential issues. Now the pair return to their incredible collaboration for a special oversized one-shot issue! Bruce Banner is tired of being the Hulk. Heck, he's tired of being. But just when he's about to lose all hope, a miracle occurs: a fight worthy of the Incredible Hulk. MINECRAFT VOL 01 The first original graphic novel set in the world of the gaming phenomenon Minecraft! Tyler, along with his friends Evan, Candace, Tobi, and Grace, have been going on countless adventures together across the expanses of the Overworld and are in need of a new challenge. The group decides to go on the Ultimate Quest-to travel to the End and face off against the ender dragon! THUMBS #1 Imagine someone like, say, Mark Zuckerberg created his own army of tech-obsessed teens and directed them to take on the government. What would the fallout be? Charley "Thumbs" Fellows is a member of just such an army. Poor and raised by the influential MOM™ app, he finds himself in the center of a war. The Social Network meets Blade Runner in this big event book from the team that brought you the hit series THE FEW! IGNITED #1 It's the first day back at Phoenix Academy High, but this year there's no back to school excitement in the air as returning students and faculty are haunted by memories of last year's horrific attack. So many friends and colleagues were lost, and some of those who survived underwent changes; they Ignited, gaining supernatural abilities they barely understand. Little do they know this is just the beginning! --DON’T OVERLOOK-- DCEASED #2, CRIMINAL #5, STAR WARS AOR LUKE SKYWALKER #1, SAVAGE AVENGERS #2, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #5, MAN-EATERS #9 and JUSTICE LEAGUE #25 (YEAR OF THE VILLAIN)! Hopefully you can read all of these pretty quickly, because we’ll have a new Summer Reading List for you next week! And the week after!