Shahidah El-Amin is many things: scholar, cartographer, astronomer, mathematician, scientist, explorer, adventurer, and - when need be - two-fisted fighter. Setting out from Baghdad's legendary House of Wisdom during the Islamic Golden Age, Shahi's quest brings her to 13th-century Britain... where the Welsh are whispered to possess the secret of eternal life. But Shahi's not the only one after it... Compass #1 (Robert Mackenzie, Dave Walker, Justin Greenwood).
Rockstar Cherry Blackbird #1 (Joseph Schmalke) sold her soul for fame. Now at the age of 26, time is running short. The day she turns 27, she'll be dragged to Hell. But Cherry is not one to go quietly. The Devil tasks her with collecting seven demonic souls that have escaped the Abyss. If she can do this before her next birthday, she'll be released from her infernal pact and spared eternal damnation. Heaven help anyone who gets in her way!
Norse Mythology II #1 (Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell) returns us to the creation of the Nine Worlds to the epic origin and adventures of Thor, Odin, and Loki all the way to the end of life - Ragnarök. Explore the origins of poetry-good and bad-in this tale of malicious dwarfs, suspicious giants, and the wise god Kvasir, whose eventual fate leads to the creation of a powerful mead that many will fight and die for.
A weary and jaded D'Artagnan is drawn into a final conflict with the wicked Cardinal Richelieu, whose ruthless quest for power has led him to the supernatural. But the Last Musketeer can't defeat these infernal enemies alone. To save the world, he'll need to join forces with seven iconic swashbuckling heroes: Don Juan, Captain Blood, Cyrano de Bergerac, to name a few. Seven Swords #1 (Evan Daugherty, Riccardo Mattina) who must overcome their host of differences and work together if they have any hope of thwarting Richelieu's diabolical plans.
The next chapter in 2021's Netflix global phenomenon begins in Jupiters Legacy: Requiem #1 (Mark Millar, Tommy Lee Edwards). Chloe and Hutch have gotten married and had more children. The superheroes are working in harmony with humanity and creating a perfect world. But all is not well in the Garden of Eden as the Sampson family gets ripped apart and the secrets of the Netflix show's mysterious island begin to be revealed in this double sized first issue.
Set within the timeline of the original series, Space Pirate:Captain Harlock #1 (Leiji Matsumoto, Jerome Alquie) marks the beginning of a new story arc . Planet Earth is threatened by an upcoming invasion by the Sylvidres and despite being banished as a pirate, Captain Harlock won't give up trying to save the world. This time, the source of danger comes directly from Earth, not outer space. A team of scientists discovers a Sylvidres mausoleum where they find information about terrifying genetic manipulations and a destructive power capable of either providing the Sylvidres with immortality or putting an end to their civilisation. The unprecedented cold spell hitting Earth might only be a taste of what this new enemy has in store... Will Captain Harlock and his crew manage to solve this mystery and save the Earth from yet another menace?
It is the final issue of the seven part Heroes Reborn series this week, along with the final tie in: Heroes Reborn: Weapon X and Final Flight #1 (Ed Brisson, Roland Bosch) - and they're the best there is at what they do! In a world without the Avengers, the Squadron Supreme protects and defends the interests of America! But where does that leave a country like Canada? The Great White North is now a wasteland. Their forests are scorched. Their provinces annexed. Their people barely surviving. Who will stand up and protect them from the supremacy of the Squadron? Weapon X and Final Flight, that's who!
The Hellfire Gala rages on, but bigger things are afoot a world away. Make no mistake - these are Planet-Sized X-Men #1 (Gerry Duggan, Pepe Larraz). It is absolutely the most important issue of the month.
Mariko Yashida hears mysterious voices and has strange dreams that feel real. Her redheaded maid who dresses all in black might know more than she lets on. What is the connection between Mariko, the creatures called Oni and Kirisaki Mountain? Find out in Demon Days: Mariko (Peach Momoko), a tale of magic, monsters and Marvel characters like you've never seen them before!
In the Captain America Annual (Gerry Duggan, Jed MacKay, Marco Castiello) the fugitive known as Overtime broke out of death row when the time stone chose to bond with his soul, giving him powers he barely understood. Now, thanks to Captain America... his time is up.
Something is wrong with Mjolnir in Thor vol. 2 (Donny Cates, Aaron Kuder, Nic Klein)! All-Father Thor needs his hammer now more than ever before...and yet the Uru grows heavier with each passing day. What will it take for the God of Thunder to hold on to one of the most powerful weapons in the Multiverse? Thor decides to reinvigorate himself by revisiting his old mortal persona after so many years, but he isn't ready for the Donald Blake that awaits him - and neither is Asgard! As a trapped God of Thunder faces the Midgard Serpent, Jane Foster reckons with her former lover...reborn into reality and now a deadly enemy! With the fate of the Ten Realms in the balance, Thor must find a way to battle a crazed and determined Dr. Donald Blake - and when the hammer comes down, only one man will remain standing!
Legendary scribe Jonathan Hickman steered the X-Men universe to new heights in the 22-chapter crossover event of last year! An epic story spanning across ten comic series, which builds upon the incredible world shaped by Hickman in House of X. The dark history of Arakko will soon be revealed, and when it is, the very future of mutantkind will be at stake, as X of Swords vols. 1 & 2 (Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz, various) hits the trade shelves.
New voices present relevant, topical visions of social change and personal histories, some true-to-life while others are semi-fictionalised accounts of real experiences. All have one thing in common-innovative styles and compelling stories which examine how our culture builds understanding, tracing society's arc toward justice as we evolve in pursuit of a more just and compassionate world. Includes talent spotlights. Jules, a Black teenager, is given a pair of old binoculars as he heads out for a morning of bird-watching in Central Park. He soon learns the binoculars show him a lot more than birds, and maybe they keep him safe, too. Jesse Holland's Mississippi farm has been in his family since their first ancestor was freed from slavery-tended by his grandfather and his father before him. But as Jesse grows into a man, he's unsure if a patch of land in the Piney Woods and a life of tilling soil is his true destiny. But destiny can mean so much more than dirt and a tractor...Lanice's passion for cooking and desire for a career in the culinary arts are challenged by the source of her inspiration-her father-who is concerned about his only daughter working in a kitchen, like so many Black Americans before her. This and many more in Represent! #1 (Various) from DC this week.
Bullied nerd Virgil Hawkins wasn't the kind of kid you'd normally find on the streets at a protest-but like everyone else in the city of Dakota, he was fed up. Unfortunately, the first time he stood up to raise his voice, the world turned upside down. The experimental tear gas released that day left some of his classmates maimed or dead...but it left Virgil, and others, with stunning new abilities. Virgil has power inside him now-real power, the ability to channel and manipulate electromagnetic fields. But there's anger burning inside him, too as Static: Season One #1 (Vita Ayala, Chris Cross) lands. What is he supposed to do about all of this? And first and foremost-what is he supposed to do about his bullies, now that they've got superpowers too?
Kara Zor-El has seen some epic adventures over the years, but finds her life without meaning or purpose. Here she is, a young woman who saw her planet destroyed and was sent to Earth to protect a baby cousin who ended up not needing her. What was it all for? Wherever she goes, people only see her through the lens of Superman's fame. Just when Supergirl thinks she's had enough, everything changes. An alien girl seeks her out for a vicious mission. Her world has been destroyed, and the bad guys responsible are still out there. She wants revenge, and if Supergirl doesn't help her, she'll do it herself, whatever the cost. Now a Kryptonian, a dog, and an angry, heartbroken child head out into space on a journey that will shake them to their very core in Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1 (Tom King, Bilquis Evely).
Save Yourself #1 (Bones Leopard, Kelly & Nichole Matthews) asks the question we all want to know the answer to - what if Magical Girls weren't Earth's champions at all? Aoe, Thel, and Gen, better known as the Lovely Trio, first burst onto the scene five years ago when they saved Earth from a surprise space monster attack! Since then, everyone, including Gigi, whose brother died as a bystander in a Lovely Trio battle, idolises them as superheroic pop icons. But when Gigi witnesses the Lovely Trio battling a monster firsthand, she sees something that causes her to question everything she thought she ever knew about her heroes!
There's nothing like a great song to put you in a good mood, but Belle is going to be doing anything but enjoying what these creatures have to say, in the Belle: Sirens one shot (Dave Franchini, Igor Vitorino ). Tune in for this can't-miss issue, packed with 32- beast hunting pages of action you won't want to miss!
Kaiju Score vol. 1 (James Patrick, Rem Broo) is the story of the most dangerous heist ever attempted. Four desperate criminals are going all in on a once-in-a-lifetime chance to steal millions in art and turn their miserable lives around. The catch? They have to pull it off under the nose of a one-thousand-ton Kaiju. And a giant monster might just be the least of their problems.
Once, a little tin slave with a clock for a heart broke all the rules-he found love, took a name, and escaped his masters to go on an epic journey to save his beloved. Along the way, he met strange allies and terrifying enemies and, ultimately, though his adventure didn't turn out as planned, he returned to his people and led them to freedom. The freedom that Canto won so desperately is in danger, as he discovers his people's clocks will stop unless they return to captivity. He and his friends Falco, Rikta, and Veratta embark on a new adventure to save the lives of all their people. On their quest, they'll encounter old friends, relentless monsters, and the village of the mysterious Hollow Men. Will Canto and his friends lift the curse and save their people before time runs out?Find out in Canto II: The Hollow Men (David M. Booher, Drew Zucker).
Adam Osidis walks a veiled path strewn with impossible choices and heartbreaking compromise. Between Adam and the cure for his wasting disease lies the Skylord Volmer and his thirst for revenge on The God of Whispers. Adam must now protect the man who murdered his father, but to what lengths will he go to achieve it? Seven To Eternity vol. 3 (Rick Remender, Jerome Opena) brings the first chapter of the world of Zhal to a bone-chilling conclusion.
As LAPD Detective Kate Lockley grows closer to Angel, neither realize they share a surprising connection to each other... and to Spike. But as the trio must confront the (literal) demons of their pasts, Gunn and Fred each embark on their own dangerous quests in Angel and Spike vol. 2 (Zac Thompson, Hayden Sherman). And that might just mean everything is going according to Wolfram & Hart's master plan...
In the Lands of High Adventure, brave bands of heroes undertake dangerous quests in search of fame and fortune. The exploits of these fearless explorers, who dare delve into the deepest of dungeons, will be sung about by the bards for eons. This is not their story. No, this is a tale of what happens when well-intentioned groups of would-be adventurers recruit the wrong kind of "hero," the dreaded Murder Hobo: Big Floppy edition (Joseph Schmalke, Jason Lynch).
The World Of Black Hammer: Library Edition vol. 3 (Jeff Lemire, various) collects Colonel Weird: Cosmagog and Barbalien: Red Planet in a deluxe, oversized hardcover format with a new cover, sketchbook extras, and more!
From Madman's first appearance through his mysterious origins to his adventures throughout time, space, and pop-art absurdity; follow Frank Einstein's superhero alter ego Madman as he adventures through Snap City and encounters many timeless characters and villains in this true homage to superhero fiction, metaphysical philosophy, 1950s science-fiction films, pop music, and much more in this true humorous and heartfelt comic-book classic, the Madman universe library edition (Michael Allred, Laura Allred, Han Allred).
Amid the intense colours of a foreign land, Jim Lives (Paolo Baron, Ernesto Carbonetti ) is the story of a man searching for his son - a correspondent for a popular American newspaper - who vanished into thin air after sending one last, enigmatic message: "Jim Morrison isn't dead. He's hiding out in Italy. I saw him with my own eyes.". Come along with the creators of Paul Is Dead as they reveal the second chapter in their conspiracy trilogy: a new, fascinating vision of the most mysterious legend in the history of rock that envisions what happened "When the Music's Over."
Kitty Quest (Phil Corbett) is a laugh-out-loud graphic novel debut about two aspiring adventurers who face off against startling ghosts, rampaging monsters, and bumbling wizards. Woolfrik and Perigold are two down-on-their-luck kittens in need of some extra cash, so they've decided to become professional monster slayers. Except they don't know the first thing about it! So when a huge beast starts rampaging through town, they are put to the ultimate test. Fortunately, the duo accidentally awakens a ghost named Earl Mortimore, who is the last not-so-living member of an ancient guild of warriors, and he's going to teach them everything he knows.
But the monster is just the beginning of their worries, because someone even more troublesome is pulling its strings. So even though they've never been in a battle-or even gone on a real quest before-it's up to these kittens to save the day and prove they've got what it takes to be heroes.
Following the events of Ghost Hog, Truff, Claude, and Stanley are joined by a new friend, Vern, as he gears up for the big race back home in Dragon Racer (Joey Weiser)! He's never won the race before...but this could be his year! Vern's been practising and practising, both on and off the road. The other racers tease the fast-driving dragon about his abilities on the track, so he'll have to put the pedal to the metal and prove he's got the speed and finesse to compete in this year's race. But when a young racing fan falls ill and urgently needs a doctor, will Vern be able to face his greatest challenge yet and prove that he's got what it takes behind the wheel to save the day?
Behind the facade of a happy orphanage, the children of Grace Field House are secretly being raised as food for demons! Determined to save themselves and the other kids, Emma, Norman and Ray begin planning an escape. But their caretaker, "Mom" has brought in extra help to keep the orphans in line in The Promised Neverland vol. 2 (Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu).
In Devil Is A Part Timer light novel vol. 19 (Satoshi Wagahara, 029 (Oniku)) we are back in Chiho's hometown, it's harvest season, and there aren't enough hands! With his part-time job closed for renovations, Maou decides to go help out and brings the the willing Ashiya as well as the unwilling Urushibara. Meanwhile, Suzuno completely misunderstands the situation and drags Emi along to chase the boys all the way to Nagano.
When drug dealers attack feisty college student Yuri at a party, she's saved by Toshiomi Oya, the young boss of a yakuza syndicate in Yakuza Lover vol. 1 (Nozomi Mino). Despite her obvious attraction to him, she convinces herself that she's not in the market for a bad-boy type. But when they meet again, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to him-kicking off a steamy and dangerous love affair that threatens to consume her, body and soul.
The fight with Kokushibo, the highest-ranking demon among Muzan's servants, is over. Although Himejima and Sanemi defeated Kokushibo and sent him to hell, the price the Demon Slayer Corps has paid is very high. Kiriya Ubuyashiki, the new leader of the Demon Slayers, struggles to recover from the losses. With the battle against Muzan far from over, the remaining fighters will need his help more than ever. Meanwhile, deep within Infinity Castle, Tanjiro and his friends come face-to-face with their nemesis at last in Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba vol. 12 (Koyoharu Gotogue).
Worlds End Harem vol. 11 (LINK, Kotaro Shono) is the bestselling and Mature-rated science fiction manga that's soon to be an anime! The Man-Killer Virus - a lethal disease that has eradicated 99.9% of the world's male population. Mizuhara Reito has been in cryogenic sleep for the past five years, and now awakens to an all-female world where he himself is the planet's most precious resource. Reito is given one simple mission: repopulate the world by impregnating as many women as possible - whether he wants to or not!
There's plenty more to tempt you also hitting the shelves this week so dive in below to see all this week's new releases!