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New Comic Book Day 21st July 2021 - How I Met Your MOM

So this week is catching up on last weeks missed items along with everything due to release this week... That means lots of comicy goodness for you all :D

Game of Thrones superstar Emilia Clarke debuts an extra-length, three-issue miniseries! The mayhem begins with Maya, under-the-weather scientist by day, over-the-top superhero by night, and badass single mom 24/7. Deadpool action and Fleabag comedy collide when Maya activates her freakish superpowers to take on a secret sect of human traffickers. Mature readers only for MOM: Mother of Madness (Emilia Clarke, Marguerite Bennett, Leila Leiz)! as comedy and chaos await in the first of three 40-page issues!

Desperate to regain the spotlight, Booster Gold looks to attract the public's (and Justice League's) attention the same way any washed-up, second-rate hero would-social media. The not-so-tech-savvy hero from the 25th century enlists the help of his best friend, Blue Beetle, who possesses both the money and the brains to help his old pal navigate the scary world of internet influencers. Watch out, evildoers, our heroes are live and online! Don't miss the triumphant return of Booster Gold in Black and Gold #1 (Dan Jurgens, Ryan Sook) a tale filled with heart and maybe even redemption for DC's two favourite underdogs!

Sometimes even Superman finds a task almost impossible. Sometimes even the Last Son of Krypton needs to enlist help. Some tasks require methods and heroes that don’t scream “Justice League.” So Clark Kent, the Metropolis Marvel, seeks out Manchester Black, the most dastardly of rogues, to form an all-new Authority tasked with taking care of some business on the sly. Not only will Black know the right candidates for the team, but if Superman can make him behave himself and act in service of the greater good, then he’ll prove literally anyone can be a hero! They’ll have to move quickly, however, as the Ultra-Humanite forms his own team to take out the Man of Steel in Superman and The Authority #1 (Grant Morrison, Mikel Janín). This new limited series helps launch an all-new Superman status quo, setting up story elements that reverberate across both Action Comics and Superman: Son of Kal-El in the months to come.

No matter how many times Superman saves Metropolis, there's always some devious plot in the works! Robert Venditti brings a new take on some of Superman's most famous villains. From Toyman to Metallo, the Man of Steel faces them all-but with a familiar foe watching his every move, will he be able to save the city he loves? Find out in Superman: Man of Tomorrow vol. 1.

It's Thor vs. Thor in Thor: Annual #1 (Aaron Kuder, Jed MacKay, Juan Ferreyra)! Thor and the other leaders of the Ten Realms (and, uh, Hawkeye?) have gathered for a World Tree celebration! But the festivities come to an abrupt halt when a mysterious guest - and his otherworldly powers - crashes the party. And his "plus-one" is a dark, twisted version of Thor who is determined to become the iron-fisted ruler of all the realms!  

Doctor Octopus is back and the Sinister War has begun! Ock's got a new Sinister Six and if you think he's thought big in the past, think again. What Ock doesn't know is that the Vulture has a sextet of his own: The Savage Six! It's an all-out WAR between two of the greatest villains in the Marvel Universe, and the only person they hate more than each other is Spider-Man! Spidey's in deep trouble with the toughest battle that he's ever faced. Sinister War #1 (Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley) is the start of an epic Spider-Man story guaranteed to shock readers everywhere!

The mysterious Mr. Knight has opened his Midnight Mission, his people petitioning for protection from the weird and horrible. The Moon Knight stalks the rooftops and alleys marked with his crescent moon tag, bringing violence to any who would harm his people. Marc Spector, in whichever guise he dons, is back on the streets, a renegade priest of an unworthy god. But while Khonshu languishes in a prison that Moon Knight put him in, Moon Knight must still observe his duty: protecting those who travel at night. Let it be known - Moon Knight #1 (Jed MacKay, Alessandro Cappuccio) will keep the faith.

Flash Thompson is back in Extreme Carnage: Phage #1 (Steve Orlando, Gerardo Sandoval)! After the shocking revelations of Extreme Carnage: Scream. Carnage sets its sights on the Phage symbiote. Carnage isn't the only familiar face on the board though! After a rendezvous with his student, Andi Benton, Flash Thompson is back and ready for a fight.

Loki is...Earth's Mightiest Hero?! After dying a grisly death in War Of The Realms, the reborn Trickster learned a valuable lesson in warmongering: Don't get caught. But now Loki has a whole new set of responsibilities - and his brother Thor isn't about to let him walk away from them. Restless with his new duties, Loki seeks out the advice of the closest thing Midgard has to a king - Tony Stark, the invincible Iron Man! Close enough, right? But it turns out that Shellhead isn't too happy to see Loki on account of all that stuff he did in the past. Now the God of Mischief/Stories/Evil/Chaos has to outsmart the cleverest man on Earth - or die (again) trying. Meanwhile, could Thor be hatching a mischievous plot of his own in Loki: The God Who Fell To Earth (Daniel Kibblesmith, Oscar Bazaldua)?

Grab a teammate and strap in for adventure, Avengers-style! Three action-packed stories featuring unlikely superhero pairs joining forces to thwart the plans of outrageous villains in Marvel Action Avengers: Off The Clock (Katie Cook, Butch K. Mapa). First, in order to stop Loki's newest scheme, Thor and Ant-Man go...antiquing? Then, while visiting an elementary school, Captain America runs into the nefarious Trapster! With scores of children in peril, Cap must rely on the aid of none other than Squirrel Girl! And, after Thor and Cap's difficulties, find out what the rest of the Avengers are up to on their day off! Chaos reigns as a fiendish villain makes off with one of Dr. Strange's most powerful artefacts!

The grand unveiling of the Union: Britannia Project (Paul Grist, Andrea Di Vito)! A team of super heroes gathered from across the United Kingdom - including Union Jack, Snakes, Kelpie, Choir and their fearless leader, Britannia! But when the alien god Knull and his symbiote dragons attack Earth, the fledgling team finds itself immediately pushed to its limits! The heroes of the Union must battle for their lives (and one another) as the King in Black's invasion reaches its crescendo! And who are Bulldog and Doc Croc? One will join them, but the other may destroy them! Thrust onto the global stage just as a devastating blow to the team rocks it to its very core, will the members of the Union prove themselves - or crumble under the pressure as the entire world watches?

Jabba never forgives! Jabba never forgets! Jabba The Hutt is one of the most powerful and ruthless gangsters in the galaxy-and Boba Fett, his most trusted bounty hunter, has failed him. How will Jabba deal with betrayal? VIOLENTLY. And what does this have to do with a bounty hunter with ties to the High Republic? Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters: Jabba the Hutt #1 (Justina Ireland, Luca Pizzari) is a hutt-sized spectacular is the first of four action-packed "War of the Bounty Hunters" tie-ins about the criminal underworld's most notorious hunters and scoundrels, all told by the best Star Wars writers and illustrators in the galaxy.

Based on the upcoming movie, Spare Parts (Svet Rouskov, David Murdoch, Nicolas Brondo) is a one-shot that features a group of women that get lost on a random dirt road. A tow truck driver arrives and tows them to his junkyard. Everything seems normal until they wake up with weapons for limbs, and are thrown into the fight of their lives.

Harrow County is back with Tales from Harrow County: Fair Folk #1 (Cullen Bunn, Emily Schnall )! The award-winning, Eisner-nominated southern-gothic horror series returns with a brand-new story. Fresh off the loss of her goblin friend to a strange portal, Bernice must weigh her responsibilities as protector of Harrow County with her desire to get her companion back safe and sound. But the past weighs heavily and the fair folk use Bernice's and her memories against her. And something more disastrous than she could have feared may be around the corner to threaten both the worlds of humans and of haints.

What if you were given the power to change the course of history? Alabama, 1955. Avery Aldridge is an ordinary young Black man. A decorated World War II veteran, Avery provides for his wife and daughter. But wounds of the past have a way of coming back, and Avery Aldridge will soon discover he is anything but ordinary in Dark Blood #1 (LaToya Morgan, Walt Barna)... After a run-in awakens strange new abilities, Avery's about to become more powerful than he could have ever dared to dream... in a country and society that never wanted him to have any power.

Life sucks for Vanessa. Her mother just died and her boyfriend is cheating on her (with her own sister!). To clear her mind, Vanessa is taking the California road-trip that she's been dreaming about for years in Beyond The Breach #1 (Ed Brisson, Damian Couceiro). Her postcard-perfect drive through old growth forests quickly turns when The Breach hits. A bizarre anomaly in the sky plunges California into a nightmare-world populated with strange, extra-dimensional creatures. Now Vanessa, along with Dougie, an orphaned child, and Kai, a strange, fuzzball of a beast, must fight to survive if they ever hope to make it back home. If there's even a home to return to.

Fan-favourite Canto continues in Canto III: Lionhearted #1 (David M. Booher, Drew Zucker )! The tiny clockwork knight in search of a heart has found his people's freedom and has saved them from the curse of the Shrouded Man, but is he ready to face his enemy on the battlefield? After making the ultimate sacrifice, Canto bears a weapon that could defeat the Shrouded Man and free all the inhabitants of the Unnamed World. Now, he races to find a hidden settlement of his former slavers to enlist them as allies in the coming war. That is... if the Shrouded Man doesn't find them first...

When a fast-living EMT is entrusted with the power to sense and siphon pain from others, Sylas is presented with a new purpose: to ease the misery of those around him. But the more he uses this gift, the more it curses him with carrying the burdens of others' pain. And it soon attracts the attention of mysterious forces who covet the power for themselves, forcing Sylas to decide whether he will continue his mission or revert to his old ways, as Syphon #1 (Patrick Meaney, Mohsen Ashraf, Jeff Edwards, John Kalisz ) a new noir fantasy, hits the shelves.

Which of life's biggest lessons can be learned from the smallest amongst us?
A young mouse learns that compassion and kindness are the great virtues in "The Owlhen Caregiver." "Piper the Listener" finds a brave mouse venturing into wild country to learn the tongues of other beasts. And a grizzled oldfur shares the lesson of putting a whisker out too far in "The Wild Wolf." Mouse Guard: OIwlhen Caregiver and Other Tales (David Petersen) contains three poignant stories that mark the return of the beloved Eisner and Harvey Award-winning series in this self-contained special.

This year's 2000 AD Summer Special (Various) is a Dreddworld issue, featuring a series of interlinked stories starring a host of characters - Judge Dredd meets up with Cursed Earth Koburn in "Biohazard: by Mike Carroll and Ben Willsher, while over in Oz Chopper is a wanted man in "Dreamgazer" by David Baillie and Tom Foster, and Armitage seeks out Devlin Waugh in Brit-Cit in "Natural Fern Killer" by Liam Johnson and Robin Smith. Plus Anderson deals with a paranormal threat, scripted by Maura McHugh, and Hondo-Cit Judge Inaba has trouble on her turf, scripted by Karl Stock!

Out of the shadows and into the spotlight... the world's greatest superspy has been exposed: Ninjak #1 (Jeff Parker, Javier Puildo) is about to take you on a non-stop thrill ride.. Colin King is Ninjak and he has a target on his back like never before. With enemies lurking around every corner, how will Ninjak survive when there's nowhere left to hide and the world is gunning for him?

The Siren of Space returns for a series of all-new adventures by a dynamic new creative team!  Barbarella #1 (Sarah Hoyt, Madibek Musabekov) leaves space dock on a new mission fraught with unseen layers of danger, duplicity and perhaps a dose of romance!  Camelot is home to the rich and powerful class seeking escape from an increasingly crowded and decaying galactic empire. Desperate clandestine transmissions from an enslaved underclass bring Barbarella to investigate, uncovering secrets that lead to more secrets-and the distinct possibility that someone knew she was coming.  High concept sci-fi meets the greatest aspects of the human soul in a series that will reveal wonders that both terrify and delight!

Murder at the Hotel Immortal?! Impossible, you say? Not so! Find out who done stabbed whom in this whodunnit issue of Rick and Morty Presents. When Cornvelious Daniels checks in for some R&R at the Hotel Immortal, bodies start dropping--and accusations start flying! Rick and Morty Presents Hotel Immortal #1 (Alejandro Arbona, Marc Ellerby)

All of Robyn's skills are put to the test as she tries to survive Goldy's carnival of terror in the Robyn Hood / Goldilocks one shot (Joe Brusha). If she wants to survive, Robyn is not only going to have to defeat an endless string of murderous circus freaks, but she will have to find the strength to face-off against her own inner demons. 32-pages of twisted-action all packed into one book!

Robert E. Howard's savage hero continues his uncensored adventures! Discover the true Conan, unrestrained, violent, and sexual. Read the story as he intended! The Cimmerian in the land of a thousand and one nights! A crossroads of beliefs, languages and cultures, the mythical trading city of Zamboula is also the scene of many dark legends. Upon paying the city a visit, Conan is warned of the dangers of Aram Baksh's home. It is said that most of the foreigners who stay there disappear under obscure circumstances...and it is precisely there that the Cimmerian is spending the night. But by lifting the veil on these mysterious cases of kidnappings, the Cimmerian will discover another secret, even more terrible, linked to the whole city of Zamboula... A story imbued with orientalism and macabre witchcraft, The Cimmerian: The Man-Eaters of Zamboula #1 (Robert E. Howard, Gess) offers writer/artist Gess the opportunity to deliver his vision of Robert E. Howard's hero in a comic book story of exotic, erotic and dark beauty. Bonus Material: The original Robert E. Howard prose story is included!

Man-Eaters: The Cursed #1 (Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk) reunites the original Man-Eaters creative team for another tale of adolescent feminist derring-do and supernatural hijinks. Maude, now 15, is sent to Craft Camp for the week. It goes south pretty quickly. Smart, laugh-out-loud funny, provocative, referential, scary, chock-full of ephemera, and compulsively re-readable. Plus, fairies. [ADVISORY: Do not read this book while you are actually camping.]

When Suzie and Jon have sex, time stops - literally. Suzie and Jon break up and come together one last time in this gorgeous hardcover climax of the award-winning, bestselling, ground-breaking sex comedy/love story, Big Hard Sex Criminals (Matt Fraction, Chip Zdarsky) comes complete with flashforward epilogue, bonus content created exclusively for this volume, and a modesty cover beneath the dust jacket to enable shame-free public consumption - in the biggest, hardest Sex Criminals yet. Collects Sex Criminals #21-30, 69.

As the tether between our world and the Otherworld grows dangerously thin, Bridgette and Duncan are determined to stay one step ahead of Arthur and Merlin's plans...though this time it may not be enough. To prevent more chaos, Bridgette, Duncan, and Rose must fight harder than ever to keep things secret, but it's a modern era and Merlin's secrets may not stay hidden very long... Once and Future vol. 3 (Kieron GIllen, Dan Mora) is hitting the trade shelves this week.

A decade ago, 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia were lost in Oblivion. Nathan Cole was the only one to have never given up searching the apocalyptic hellscape. Now, in the wake of the world's SECOND transference event... everything is different. This hardcover features twelve issues of the hit comic book series, along with covers and a sketchbook, in one oversized hardcover volume. Oblivion Song book 2 (Robert Kirkman, Annalisa Leoni, Lorenzo De Felici ) is perfect for longtime readers and new fans.

Dune: House Atreides limited edition hard cover (Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, Dev Pramanik) is the official prequeal to the groundbreaking Dune. Welcome to the far future on the desert planet Arrakis where Pardot Kynes seeks its secrets. Meanwhile, a violent coup is planned by the son of Emperor Elrood; an eight-year-old slave Duncan Idaho seeks to escape his cruel masters; and a young man named Leto Atreides begins a fateful journey. This limited edition is limited to 500 copies and collects Dune: House Atreides #1-4

Horizon: Zero Dawn vol 1 (Anne Toole, Ann Maulina) is based on the award-winning game by Guerrilla. Aloy and Talanah return in a new story set after the events of the game! Nature has reclaimed the planet. Awe-inspiring machines dominate the land, as humanity fights for survival on this new earth. 

The story of The Breaker follows Si-Woon Yi, a timid high school student who becomes the disciple of Chun-Woo Han, a martial artist who is an enemy to the secret martial arts society known as the Murim. However, Shi-Woon is naïve and unaware of his master's shady past and the unseen underbelly of the society. How will Chun-Woo manage to teach Si-Woon and help him survive in the world of the Murim? Originally published in Korean, The Breaker has had international success in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Poland and more...and now Ablaze is happy to bring the title to English language readers worldwide. Praised not only for its thrilling artwork depicting amazing martial arts action, but also gripping storyline.  Ranked #4 on the 10 Best Manhwa of the Decade (According to MyAnimeList.com)   The Breaker omnibus vol 1 (Jeon Geuk-Jin, Kamaro) is 400 pages of intense story and art! 

After a long, long night, Satou takes back her angel in Happy Sugar Life vol. 3 (Tomiyaki Kagisora). Could anything scare her more than losing Shio? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. But what is this uneasiness she feels? What is this bitterness piercing her tongue? Committing a crime is something she must answer for. Punishment is what she should receive...

E-rank hunter Jinwoo Sung thought he would die in the double dungeon...but instead, he heard a mysterious voice telling him that he's now a Player...? This new levelling system is something he's has never seen or heard of and comes with its own set of rules, monsters, and even dungeons! Jinwoo's not sure how or why this is happening to him, but if it can make him stronger, he's ready to give it everything he's got in Solo Levelling vol. 2 (Chugong, DUBU)!

A decades-spanning collection from the "founding mother" of modern sho-jo manga; Drunken Dream & Other Stories (Moto Hagio). Fantagraphics Books' first volume of manga is a collection of short stories by one of Japan's most influential and critically lauded comics innovators.

Super Hxeroes vol. 1 (Ryoma Kitada) is the hilarious manga series about heroes powered by horniness that inspired the new anime! When the mantis-like aliens known as Kiseichuu descend on Earth, they have one goal: eradicate the human race. They do so by absorbing humans' H-energy - the sexual passion that fuels so many people and keeps the species reproducing! The government has assembled an elite team of superheroes to fight the bugs, aided by technology that allows them to transfer their erotic energy into super powers. High schooler Retto Enjo is recruited onto the team, partnering with four beautiful girls, one of whom is his childhood friend Kirara Hoshino. Can Retto save the world, keep his team together, and maybe even melt his childhood friend's newly cold exterior?

Jump into Dream Land with Kirby and gobble up some fun! Everyone's favourite pink puff teams up with his friends to keep arch-frenemy King Dedede in line. Fans of all ages can enjoy this collection of classic Kirby comics - just take a deep breath and hop on in too Kirby Manga Mania vol. 1 (Hirokazu Hikawa)!

Lost in an alternate dimension, Sun and Moon battle to help their new friends defend the eternally dark city of Ultra Megalopolis. But then a betrayal deprives them of their transportation home! Meanwhile, what surprising news does Lillie receive - find out in Pokemon: Sun and Moon vol. 10 (Hidenori Kusaka, Satoshi Yamamoto)

There's the rest of 2 week's worth of books also hitting the shelves this week so dive in below to see all this week's new/delayed releases!

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