My oh my, it's already July! Can you believe it? Well most of you probably can...July comes straight after June. I guess if it was suddenly August THEN we'd really have something to talk about. Actually on that, let's talk comics, as in this week's latest releases.
Shanghai's new resident hero, and breakout character from War of Realms: Agents of Atlas, the high-flying Aero gets her own ongoing series with AERO #1, from Zhou Liefen and Keng. In this, her English-speaking debut, she'll need to take out the force that is turning Shanghai's buildings into deadly golems. If that isn't exciting enough for you, then stick around for another story in the same issue from Greg Pak and Pop Mhan, where Aero teams up with the new, Filipina superheroine: Wave.
A new, cosmic Marvel, three-part series from Peter David and Francesco Manna begins with FANTASTIC FOUR PRODIGAL SUN #1. It all begins when the alien called Prodigal crash lands in the Savage Land, where swamp-dwelling barbarians praise him as their new idol. Ka-Zar, seeing no way this can end well, calls upon the Fantastic Four to help send the invader back into space. If you enjoy this issue, then you can follow the story in Silver Surfer: Prodigal Sun #1, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Prodigal Sun #1.
Having taken the whole world by storm, the Merc with the Mouth has never been more popular. But while he enjoys the love of fans very few other characters can induce, his debut was as a mercenary, setting out to kill Cable. Now you can see how it all began for Deadpool in the facsimile edition of Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld's NEW MUTANTS #98 FACSIMILE EDITION. The thing you'll find weirdest about this first appearance is Deadpool's apparent lack of it. But don't take our word for it, grab a copy so you can check it out for yourself.
The Infinity Wars maybe over, but here's a chance for you to revisit the world of Infinity Warps with SECRET WARPS SOLDIER SUPREME ANNUAL #1, from Al Ewing, Carlos Gomez, Mark Waid and Alex Lins. With warped villains changing their foes amongst themselves, the heroes may end up clashing in an epic superhero civil war. But, is there something much larger, more nefarious behind the whole ordeal? Plus, see the Soldier Supreme face off against Baroness Umar over the fate of a nation.
With the Emperor and his Galactic Empire no more, the Rebellion is over, and a New Republic installed. But soon, with the rise of the First Order, the New Republic will fall, and in its place comes... Resistance. It all begins with Tom Taylor and Ramon Rosanas' STAR WARS AOR FINN #1, where we learn what pushes Finn, or trooper FN-2187, to defect from his allegiance to the First Order.
Robbie Thompson and Marc Laming delve into Star Wars comics history to pull a character out of the Legends and return them to canon with STAR WARS TARGET VADER #1 (OF 6). The Galactic Empire may be all-powerful, but not every faction inside their regency is loyal to them. A criminal syndicate hires a team of deadly bounty hunters, with fallen Imperial officer Beilert Valance as leader, to finally rid the galaxy of the menacing Darth Vader.
Just when you thought it was all over, Gerard Way and his Young Animal imprint at DC strikes back with brand new Doom Patrol series, which begins with DOOM PATROL WEIGHT OF THE WORLDS #1, featuring James Harvey on art. Prepare yourself for untold levels of strangeness, as the Doom Patrol tackles the fanatical fitness fiends of planet Orbius and their Marathon Eternal. As all that unfolds, Cliff Steele, formerly Robotman, must get used to being human once again and face his biggest fear: his mother.
Not all heroes wear capes, and no-one demonstrates this better than Lois Lane, as her limited series kicks off with LOIS LANE #1 (OF 12), from Greg Rucka and Mike Perkins. Armed with a secret that could bring ruin to the most powerful people in the world, Lois Lane is out of Metropolis, to untangle a web of conspiracy, intrigue and murder. Find out how Lois can change the world with words and a laptop in ways that not even Superman can.
At long last, the original content from Walmart's 100-Page Giant comics arrive, beginning with Superman's SUPERMAN UP IN THE SKY #1 (OF 6), from Tom King, Sandra Hope and Andy Kubert. The story kicks off when Batman passes a mystery of Metropolis on to the Man of Steel, one that will see him go all the way to the planet Rann to solve a series of mysterious deaths.
When a fighter has beaten most powerful foe, and survived to the tell the tale, what do they do now? Aubrey Sitterson and Fico Ossio attempt to answer that question in the pages of NO ONE LEFT TO FIGHT #1 (OF 5), as a fighter with all their enemies conquered must find something to do while they grow older, and reflect on their regrets and resentment.
Over the last couple of years, Jeff Lemire's take on the various ages of superheroes, Black Hammer, has expanded in scope like never before. With so many different characters and events to keep track of, he has team with Tate Brombal and a variety of top artistic talents in the comic book industry, such as Matt Kindt, Emi Lennox and more to bring you the WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER ENCYCLOPEDIA ONE-SHOT. Within, you'll get thorough biographies of each of the characters, both heroic and villainous, as well as exquisitely drawn character portraits to accompany them.
Gil, a single father after his wife's tragic passing, is a space trucker, hauling freight across the cosmos. When the latest job he gets seems pretty easy going, he decides to bring his son, Kaydn, along for quality father and son time. But nothing goes to plan in comics, as you'll find in SEA OF STARS #1, from Jason Aaron, Dennis Hallum and Stephen Green, when the big rig is ripped apart by a space leviathan. Now, father and son are separated, but can two people still manage to find each other when they're lost in the giant expanse of space?
In this new miniseries from Mark Millar and Matteo Scalera, you'll learn that you should never trust a thief with SPACE BANDITS #1 (OF 5). Thena Kole and Cody Blue are two of the most wanted criminals in the galaxy, financing themselves through big-stake heists all around the galaxy. But after facing betrayal from both their crews, Thena and Cody are going to take a break from finance and break into the business of ice-cold revenge instead.
After the death of a beloved character, Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard start picking up the pieces in WALKING DEAD #193. But there won't be much time to mourn, as trouble begins to brew in the countryside.
Conan the Barbarian has returned home to Marvel Comics, where his comic book adventures began, and now his first issues back are collected in trade paperback with CONAN THE BARBARIAN TP VOL 01 LIFE AND DEATH OF CONAN, from Jason Aaron and Mahmud Asrar. Having traveled all around his world, from his home of Cimmeria to the kingdom of Aquilonia, this new story is spread throughout the ages of Conan, changing his destiny forever more.
With a quarter of a century passing since Hellboy's debut issue, there has been hundreds of covers depicting his world. Now, the HELLBOY HC 25 YEARS OF COVERS collects 150 full-page works of art, from artists such as his own creator, Mike Mignola, as well as Richard Corben, Duncan Regredo, Dave Stewart and many more.
The once-thought lost screenplay from Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl has been realised into a graphic novel from Ramon Perez, and finally printed in paperback with JIM HENSONS TALE OF SAND GN. The story follows Mac, an everyday man who wakes up in an unfamiliar town, only to find himself chased across the American Southwest by both man and monster. Astute followers of Henson's may notice some story elements that would also be found in some of his later works.
Now available for the first time in paperback, and under the DC Black Label line, Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo's signature Joker story is back as JOKER TP BLACK LABEL. The Joker has been released from Arkham Asylum, and the night of his release is going to be hell for all of Gotham's criminals that seized his assets. Penguin, Riddler, Two-Face, Killer Croc and more are about to learn why the Joker is at the top of Gotham's criminal food chain.
After being out of print for years, Stan Lee and Moebius' quintessential Silver Surfer story is being re-released in time for its 30th Anniversary with SILVER SURFER HC PARABLE 30TH ANNIVERSARY ED. A star falls to Earth, and while mankind panic, it is revealed that inside lies a god. But Silver Surfer is not an ordinary man, and sees this god for who he truly is: his fomer master, Galactus. What purpose does Galactus have, turning from devastator to false saviour? Find out, as Moebius beautifully brings this cosmic slice of Marvel history to stunning life.
The Eisner-award winning team of Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda have their Eisner-winning series come back in hardcover with MONSTRESS HC VOL 01. Collecting all three arcs available in trade, not only will you get the story of a teenage girl overcoming trauma of war in an alternate, 1900s Asia, with a matriarchal society, brimming with the supernatural and the arcane, but you'll also get special access to a new piece of cover art from Takeda, script pages from Liu, and never-before-seen sketches showing the development of the characters and the world of Monstress. If you are a huge fan of this series, this is the perfect present to treat yourself to.
Wowo! Spot anything else here you are keen for, just be sure to let us know before close on Tuesday to stash it for you.
So until we see you next have a great week, live life and read comics!
So until we see you next have a great week, live life and read comics!
AGE OF X-MAN PRISONER X #5 (OF 5)
CAPTAIN AMERICA INVADERS BAHAMAS TRIANGLE #1
COSMIC GHOST RIDER DESTROYS MARVEL HISTORY #5 (OF
DEAD MAN LOGAN #9 (OF 12)
FANTASTIC FOUR PRODIGAL SUN #1
IMMORTAL HULK #20
MS MARVEL ANNUAL #1
NEW MUTANTS #98 FACSIMILE EDITION
OLD MAN QUILL #7 (OF 12)
SAVAGE AVENGERS #3
SECRET WARPS SOLDIER SUPREME ANNUAL #1
SPIDER-GWEN GHOST SPIDER #10
STAR WARS AOR FINN #1
STAR WARS TARGET VADER #1 (OF 6)
TRUE BELIEVERS ABSOLUTE CARNAGE CARNAGE USA #1
TRUE BELIEVERS ABSOLUTE CARNAGE SHE-VENOM #1
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #46 WR
UNCANNY X-MEN #21
ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS #12 (OF 12)
BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III #3 (OF 6)
DCEASED #3 (OF 6)
DEATHSTROKE #45 YOTV THE OFFER
DOOM PATROL WEIGHT OF THE WORLDS #1 (MR)
FEMALE FURIES #6 (OF 6)
GREEN LANTERN #9
HARLEY QUINN #63 YOTV THE OFFER
JUSTICE LEAGUE #27 YOTV VAR ED THE OFFER
LOIS LANE #1 (OF 12)
SUPERMAN UP IN THE SKY #1 (OF 6)
WILD STORM #24
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #6
GIANT DAYS #52
ROCKOS MODERN AFTERLIFE #4
BLACK HAMMER AGE OF DOOM #11
NO ONE LEFT TO FIGHT #1 (OF 5)
WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER ENCYCLOPEDIA ONE-SHOT
CHARLIES ANGELS VS BIONIC WOMAN #1
RED SONJA #6
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #79
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #18
STAR TREK YEAR FIVE #3
TMNT ONGOING #95
SEA OF STARS #1
SECTION ZERO #4 (OF 6)
SPACE BANDITS #1 (OF 5)
THUMBS #2 (OF 5)
WALKING DEAD #193
LONG CON #10
ALL TIME COMICS ZEROSIS DEATHSCAPE #1 (OF 5)
BETTY & VERONICA FRIENDS FOREVER BACK TO STORYBOOK
HASHTAG DANGER #3
OPERATION OVERLORD #1
SHE SAID DESTROY #2
TANK GIRL FULL COLOR CLASSICS #4 1991-92
ADVENTURES OF X-MEN GN TP VOL 01
BATMAN DELUXE ED COLL HC BOOK 04
BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR TP VOL 02
CONAN THE BARBARIAN TP VOL 01 LIFE AND DEATH OF CO
CONAN TP JEWELS OF GWAHLUR AND OTHER STORIES
CONS DE FEE EROTIC ART WALLACE WOOD HC
CRIMSON LOTUS TP
DR STONE GN VOL 06
GASOLINA TP VOL 03
GERONIMO STILTON 3IN1 VOL 03
GO GO POWER RANGERS TP VOL 04
HAIKYU GN VOL 33
HELLBOY HC 25 YEARS OF COVERS
JOKER TP BLACK LABEL
JSA BY GEOFF JOHNS TP BOOK 03
KAGUYA SAMA LOVE IS WAR GN VOL 09
KIRBY IS MIGHTY KING SIZE HC
MASSIVE OMNIBUS TP VOL 01
MONSTRESS HC VOL 01
MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 05
OVER GARDEN WALL HOLLOW TOWN TP
RED HOOD OUTLAW TP VOL 01 REQUIEM FOR AN ARCHER
ROUGH AGE GN
SILVER SURFER HC PARABLE 30TH ANNIVERSARY ED
SIMPSONS COMICS COLOSSAL COMPENDIUM TP VOL 07
SINGING ROCK & OTHER BRAND NEW FAIRY TALES HC
SMOOTH CRIMINALS TP VOL 01
STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION NEWSPAPER STRIPS
SUICIDE SQUAD KATANA THE REVENGE OF COBRA TP
BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY KENNETH ROCAFORT