The cold, calculating machine-brain of Challengers, Dal's professional demeanor hides a heart that runs almost entirely on comics and graphic novels. In the trenches of comics retail for almost as long as Patrick, Dal's ready to debate the merits of today's most acclaimed creators and point out the hidden gems of the past. He also occasionally smiles. I saw it once. I think.
Just because Patrick has 2 Joëlle Jones tattoos doesn’t mean you HAVE to buy Wonder Girl #1, but it does mean anything by Joëlle Jones is definitely worth a look.
—HIGHLY RECOMMENDED— •WONDER GIRL #1 The story of Yara Flor starts here! Raised in the far off land of Boise, Idaho, Yara Flor has always felt something was missing from her life—and now she is headed to Brazil to find it. Little does she know her arrival will set off a series of events that will change the world of Wonder Woman forever. Written and drawn by Joëlle Jones! •FANTASTIC FOUR LIFE STORY #1 In the tradition of SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY, and in celebration of the FF's 60th Anniversary, comes this series setting the lives of the fabulous foursome in real time across the years! Amid the backdrop of the Cold War and the Space Race, a terrible accident gives the Fantastic Four great powers, a terrible secret, and entangles them in the history of their planet. •RED ROOM #1 From the creator of Hip Hop Family Tree and X-Men: Grand Design comes a cyberpunk, outlaw, splatterpunk masterpiece. Aided by the anonymous dark web and nearly untraceable crypto-currency, there has emerged a subculture of criminals who live-stream and patronize webcam murders for entertainment. Who are the murderers? Who are the victims? How do we stop it?
—NEW BOOKS OF NOTE— •LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #1 A new player has arrived on the scene in Gotham City and is selling deadly chemicals to the worst villains in town: Mr. Freeze, the Penguin, and even The Joker! It’s up to Batman to stop the villains, track down the supplier, and save Gotham City once more! Written and drawn by Darick Robertson. •CRIME DESTROYER TRUE TILL DEATH #1 Holy cows! It's a holy war! Crime Destroyer and the puritanical punk gang, The Pill-Grims battle for the soul of Optic City. The main event: Extremism in Defense of Liberty vs. The Pursuit of Justice by Any Means Necessary. This is All Time Comics. •IMMORTAL HULK TIME OF MONSTERS #1 Ten thousand years ago, something green and glowing comes to poison the ancient ground of the Fertile Crescent - and the hearts of its people. One boy is left to bear the consequences - and, for the first time...to open THE GREEN DOOR. •SHANG-CHI #1 Shang-Chi and his family are back! And this time, they're colliding head-to-head with the Marvel Universe's biggest heroes! Shang-Chi has finally taken his place as the leader of the Five Weapons Society. But using an evil secret organization as a force for good won't be easy. And it's about to get a lot harder when Shang-Chi's fellow super heroes, like the Amazing Spider-Man, start to see him as the bad guy!
—DON’T OVERLOOK— HEROES REBORN #3, STILLWATER #7, NIGHTWING #80, DAREDEVIL #30, JUSTICE LEAGUE #61, JONNA AND THE UNPOSSIBLE MONSTERS #3, RADIANT BLACK #4, and I WALK WITH MONSTERS #6.
—HIGHLY RECOMMENDED— •TIME BEFORE TIME #1 Recommended!! The year is 2140, and to escape a world with no future, many turn to the Syndicate, a criminal organization who, for the right price, will smuggle you back in time to a better life. After working for the Syndicate for years, Tatsuo and Oscar decide to steal one of their boss's time machines-but soon find that the one thing you can't run from is your past. Looper meets SAGA in this extra-sized debut issue. •X-CORP #1 Krakoa is for closers! The deals have been made. Mutantkind is safe on Krakoa. As the Reign of X continues, what are the wants of the mutants who have everything? Leading the charge is X-CORPORATION, headed by CXOs Monet St. Croix and Warren Worthington, a duo as cutthroat and ruthless in the boardroom as they are on a battlefield. But X-Corp needs more than just its figureheads.
—NEW BOOKS OF NOTE— •DC FESTIVAL OF HEROES ASIAN SUPERHERO CELEBRATION #1 Grab your favorite boba and pull a chair up to the dim sum table as we celebrate Asian Heritage Month with all your favorite Asian DC characters, old and new! Join Cassandra Cain, Katana, Green Lantern Tai Pham, the Atom, Dana Tan (a.k.a. Batman Beyond), Red Arrow, Lady Shiva, Damian Wayne and the al Ghul clan, New Super-Man, and more as we present new tales of these characters from their thrilling history! •JUSTICE LEAGUE LAST RIDE #1 Once the most powerful group in the world, the Justice League was destroyed by tragedy and time, disbanding under a veil of mistrust and anger. Now, on the eve of the universe’s greatest murder trial, the League must come together one last time…but can Superman and Batman bury the past before the cosmos’s greatest villains bury them? Written by Chip Zdarsky! •GIANT-SIZE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN KINGS RANSOM #1 Everything comes down to this! Kingpin's quest that violates all natural law! Tombstone and Robbie Robertson's years' old enmity! Randy Robertson and Beetle's timeless love! Boomerang's scheme! Spider-Man's whole status quo! •HEROES REBORN HYPERION AND IMPERIAL GUARD #1 The teenage Hyperion's cosmic quests with his Shi'ar friends near their end, but none of the young heroes are ready to say farewell. A quick mission in the Negative Zone sounds like the perfect coda to a storied fellowship...but what awaits Hyperion, Gladiator and the rest is horror and agony beyond their wildest nightmares! •HEROES REBORN PETER PARKER AMAZING SHUTTERBUG #1 Peter Parker is the biggest Hyperion fan in the world, and he also just happens to be chummy with his favorite hero thanks to a photography gig at the Daily Bugle! SURELY, nothing can go wrong, with his camera (and him) in the heart of the action... Right? •SILVER CITY #1 When a young roughneck lands in Silver City, the gritty, purgatorial metropolis of the afterlife, she must adapt to her new existence, while attempting to uncov-er how and why she died. Her mission is derailed, however, when she rescues a newly dead girl from a mysterious kidnapping attempt, and discovers powerful, kinetic abilities. •FUTURE STATE GOTHAM #1 The event that was DC Future State continues in its own ongoing title starring the Bat-Family, beginning with the epic story “Hunt the Batman.” Disaster strikes Gotham City, and all evidence points to the Next Batman! Red Hood must choose justice over his family and allies when the corrupt Magistrate enlists him to bring in the new Batman dead or alive!
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This is THE week for great new titles! THE GOOD ASIAN is as good of a detective series as INFIDEL was a horror series, and Infidel is a GREAT horror series!! Also, MARJORIE FINNEGAN TEMPORAL CRIMINAL #1 is a super-fun Garth Ennis time travel romp and is as ludicrous as you’d expect from a Garth Ennis time travel romp! Marvel’s summer event HEROES REBORN starts with a world in which the Avengers were never formed and the Squadron Supreme are Earth’s mightiest heroes! Plus, War of the Bounty Hunters, a full line Star Wars crossover starts now, KAIJUMAX returns for its final arc, and there’s a brand new BAD IDEA one shot, Whalesville. Whew!! We hope your wallet is ready for this week!
—HIGHLY RECOMMENDED— •GOOD ASIAN #1 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! Writer PORNSAK PICHETSHOTE's long-awaited follow-up to the critically acclaimed INFIDEL with stunning art by ALEXANDRE TEFENKGI (OUTPOST ZERO)! Following Edison Hark-a haunted, self-loathing Chinese-American detective-on the trail of a killer in 1936 Chinatown, THE GOOD ASIAN is Chinatown noir starring the first generation of Americans to come of age under an immigration ban, the Chinese, as they're besieged by rampant murders, abusive police, and a world that seemingly never changes. •MARJORIE FINNEGAN TEMPORAL CRIMINAL #1 She's Marjorie Finnegan. She's a temporal criminal. What more do you need to know? Oh, all right then: all Marj wants to do is race up and down the time-lanes, stealing every shiny-gleamy-pretty-sparkly she can lay her hands on. But her larcenous trail from the Big Bang to the Ninety-fifth Reich has drawn the beady eye of the Temporal PD, whose number one Deputy Marshall is now hard on our heroine's tail - and taking things extremely personally. Worse still, Marj's worthless creep of an ex and his even scummier partner have seen an angle of their own in all this, and now intend to use her time-tech to change history for their own benefit. Marj's only ally? A guy called Tim. And he's just a head. I mean come on, what use is just a head...?! •HEROES REBORN #1 Welcome to a world where Tony Stark never built an Iron Man armor. Where Thor is a hard-drinking atheist who despises hammers. Where Wakanda is dismissed as a myth. And where Captain America was never found in the ice because there were no Avengers to find him. Instead this world has always been protected by Earth's Mightiest Heroes, the Squadron Supreme of America. And now the Squadron faces an attack from some of their fiercest enemies, like Dr. Juggernaut, the Black Skull, the Silver Witch and Thanos with his Infinity Rings. But why is the Daywalker Blade the one man alive who seems to remember that the entire world has somehow been...reborn?
—NEW BOOKS OF NOTE— •KAIJUMAX SEASON 6 #1 From across the galaxy, a terrifying alliance of alien warships enters our atmosphere. Luckily for the Earth's human leaders, they have a prison full of monsters (whose lives they don't give a damn about) that they can strong-arm, blackmail, and guilt-trip into battling for free. Inmates of both Kaijumax prisons suit up for the filthy, dangerous work of digging radioactivity lines, dropping saucer-retardant liquid, and proactively destroying small cities before the aliens can, all in a bid to lessen their sentences. •STAR WARS WAR BOUNTY HUNTERS ALPHA #1 The notorious bounty hunter BOBA FETT has finally landed his greatest prize - HAN SOLO, frozen in carbonite for easy transport. Fett will bring the smuggler to TATOOINE to collect the massive bounty placed on Solo's head by the fearsome crime lord JABBA THE HUTT. Sounds easy. What could go wrong? •WHALESVILLE X ROCKS AND MINERALS #1 A Bad Idea comic one shot. When young Wawae thrown overboard and swallowed whole by a whale, he didn’t expect to find inside the town of “Whalesville” – a colorful, cobbled-together village inhabited by an astounding collection of talking sea creatures. Whalesville isn’t just their home, it’s the whole world – and they don't understand the danger that now pursues them from above the waves or that they are even inside a whale at all. •EVE #1 When the ice caps melted, most of humanity was lost to the hidden disease that was released. Now, a mysterious girl named Eve has awoken in secret and must deal with a world that's nothing like the virtual reality she was raised in. In order to save her real father, Eve must embark on a deadly quest across the country, but she has no idea of the threats that await her - or the price she will pay to restore life to a dying planet... •INVINCIBLE RED SONJA #1 Written by the award-winning fan favorites AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI, Red Sonja finds herself on a spectacular journey filled with pirates, mermaids, princesses, and political intrigue as the threat of two kingdoms hangs in the balance. All this, plus the spectacular art of MORITAT and a cover by AMANDA CONNER and PAUL MOUNTS makes THE INVINCIBLE RED SONJA a series not to be missed! In fact it's so great, we had to launch a whole new title for it! •EDEN ONE SHOT Tattoo artist Niles lives his life in a kind of daze. Minute after minute, he muddles through the repetitive moments of his job, his life and his guilt. All that changes when Eden walks through the doors of the tattoo shop. She's looking for something...different...and she finds it with Niles. But Eden is a woman surrounded by deep mysteries...not the least of which is how and why her new tattoos vanish after only a few days. As Niles learns more about Eden, he is driven to fathomless depths of both love and horror.
—DON’T OVERLOOK— ENIAC #3 • BATMAN #108 • FIRE POWER #11 • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #26 • NOCTERRA #2 • IMMORTAL HULK #46 • STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC ADV #4
Each month, dozens of new titles are available to order. We'd like to take this opportunity to provide you, our valued subscribers, with a list of some of our most anticipated new ongoing series, one-shots, mini-series, and graphic novels for the month of July 2021. If you see anything on the following list that you'd like to have added to your subscriptions, just let us know. Orders for these titles are due in by May 18th. After that point, we can't guarantee any orders placed, but we'll do our best to have them waiting for you. If you've got any questions, please let us know. Thanks!
A new original Reckless graphic novel from Brubaker & Phillips, a new Marvel super-team from Kurt Busiek, a new, ongoing Robin series, and new Spider-Clones highlight this week’s new releases! Plus 3 Tom Taylor DC hardcovers!
—HIGHLY RECOMMENDED— • FRIEND OF THE DEVIL HC A RECKLESS BOOK Bestselling crime noir masters Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips are back with another new original graphic novel featuring troublemaker-for-hire Ethan Reckless. It's 1985 and things in Ethan's life are going pretty well... until a missing woman shows up in the background of an old B-movie, and Ethan is drawn into Hollywood's secret occult underbelly as he hunts for her among the wreckage of the wild days of the '70s.
—NEW BOOKS OF NOTE— •ROBIN #1 After learning of the deadly League of Lazarus tournament, Damian Wayne has a new mission: winning the tournament and prove he is the greatest fighter in the DC Universe! But first he must find the secret island where it’s all going down! This brand-new solo Robin series will force Damian Wayne to find his own path away from both sides of his family! New mysteries! New supporting cast! First appearances of new characters! And lots of fights! •MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #25 It's Miles' turn to experience the classic Spider-trope... The Clone Saga! •THE MARVELS #1 Kurt Busiek (MARVELS, Astro City) is back, with the biggest, wildest, most sprawling series ever to hit the Marvel Universe, telling stories that span the decades and range from cosmic adventure to intense human drama, from the street-level to the cosmic, starring literally anyone from Marvel's very first heroes to the superstars of tomorrow. •20 FISTS #1 This is a comic about fist fights and bad romance. The No Names are new to the 20 Fists Fight League. As they begin to make a name for themselves the worst possible thing happens: their leader Chel falls for Billie, the leader of their rival crew The Big Jackets. Now, with their crews about to meet up for another battle, Chel and Billie need to decide... to make love or war? •CYBERPUNK 2077 YOU HAVE MY WORD #1 A new urban development proposal is being pushed through city council-a flagrant infraction on those safeguarded by the Valentinos gang. They enlist the service of three cyberpunks to discreetly and strategically terminate the project, but their subject is more than an ordinary target. •HELM GREYCASTLE #1 The last dragon prince has been abducted-kept prisoner by an unknown threat: AZTEC MEXICA! Helm Greycastle and his outsider comrades are here to save the prince-but are recruited by a resistance plotting to overthrow Montezuma. •MY LITTLE PONY TRANSFORMERS II #1 While using a modified Space Bridge to bring magic to Cybertron, the Decepticons end up unleashing a more powerful evil from Equestria than they ever could've imagined-looks like the only way out of this one is to team up! More ponies, more bots, and more magical mayhem as two worlds collide in the return of this hit crossover event! •SHADOWMAN (2020) #1 Jack Boniface is SHADOWMAN, a powerful protector who keeps humanity safe from the demons that claw at the fabric of our reality. The forces of darkness are awakening and they are hungry for life. Will Shadowman be able to save us all, or will the darkness devour the world as we know it? •STAR WARS EMPIRE 40TH COVER COLLECTION #1 All the Chris Sprouse "Empire Strikes Back" covers printed in story order. •SUMMONERS WAR LEGACY #1 Rai knows there's only one way out of her nothing town-to become a summoner! But when she's recruited by Abuus Dein as an apprentice, she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime and is thrust into a war for the fate of the world.
—DON’T OVERLOOK— BRZRKR #2 • BETA RAY BILL #2 • DETECTIVE COMICS #1035 • DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #8 (New Arc) • SILK #2 • CROSSOVER #6