Thanks to an unnamed snow storm (seriously America, you need to up your game, we're getting The Beast From The East 2 this week) there's a lot of books missing this week, but they should arrive next week so just a 7 day delay, we are still getting some pretty cool books in anyway...
Thankfully the House of Ideas has Storm on their side so have still got a couple of new trades hitting our shelves this week! With no more mutants being born, the future of Homo superior has never looked bleaker. At the seeming end of their evolutionary cycle, a miracle arrives - in the form of the first child born with the X-gene since the tragic events of M-Day! But this sudden source of hope spawns a bloody, violent and tragic conflict for control over the baby girl's fate. It is a battle in which every mutant on the planet has a stake. The fight is on! Messiah Complex (Ed Brubaker, Marc Silvestri, more) mines the rich tapestry of X-Men history for a dizzying thrill ride of suspense that sets a new course for the future of mutantkind!
Magic and mayhem collide for more mighty Marvel action in this new adventure featuring Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Thor, Captain Marvel, and Doctor Strange have gone missing! Forced to face fiendish foes without their teammates, can the rest of the Avengers find their friends before it's too late? You'll have to pick up Marvel Action Avengers: The Ruby Egress (Matthew K. Manning, Jon Sommariva) to find out!
From DC this week, a wedding is supposed to be a happy occasion (weather permitting, obvs.). But for Aquaman and his allies, the wedding of the century is here-and hell follows with it as the stunning run concludes in Aquaman vol. 4 (Kelly-Sue DeConnick, Miguel Mendonca), plus the volume collecting Darwyn Cooke's greatest Batman stories is now available in trade paperback as Batman Ego and Other Stories (Darwyn Cooke, Paul Grist, Darwyn Cooke, Tim Sale, Bill Wray) hits the trade shelves.
You know that it will take more than a flurry to stop the indies getting their books out, and we have a couple of special new UK titles dropping this week: The Earth is dying and the Gods don't care, they hoard the life-giving energies of the World Tree and the mortal realm below suffers. Across seven lifetimes, Silverbeard, a cursed gorilla warrior battles demons, monsters and the blighted land itself to overthrow the greedy deities that would turn the planet into a wasteland. The Seven Sagas of Silverbeard (Pete Taylor, Mark Hughes) is 44 pages of glorious full-colour comic book gorilla goodness in an oversized comic magazine format.
Continuing in the grand British tradition of Escape, Pssst!, and Revolver, SKRAWL is a comic anthology magazine featuring cartoonists, artists, and writers primarily from the UK's independent comic scene. The core group is composed of the SKRAWLLORDZ (Mark Hughes, Russell Mark Olson, Nick Prolix, Martin Simpson, Pete Taylor, Gustaffo Vargas) and features guest spots by their chums. Issue #1 features UK indie royalty Phil Elliott, Bun's Rosie Packwood, cartoonist Jessica Lucas, Cats the Butthole Cut's Matt Simmons, and the Cartoon Museum's artist in residence Mark Stafford. John Reppion and Lucy Sullivan also make an appearance, providing the mag with an illustrated short story and Simone D'Armini, is gracing the pages with a two page comic written by the SKRAWLLORDZ.
For two generations, the rural hill town of Grendel, Kentucky #1 (Jeff McComsey, Tommy Lee Edwards) has honored its Faustian bargain with the monster living in its abandoned coal mine: a human sacrifice every season in return for agrarian prosperity the likes of which this rocky region had never before seen (including its greatest cash crop: the dankest weed in the land). When one town elder breaks this pact, Grendel's only hope is that its prodigal daughter will return home to face down the creature of her nightmares-and bring her all-female biker gang with her.
Join Gutt Ghost & Stabbity Bunny (Enzo Garza, Richard Rivera) as they clash in an epic battle of Uber Cosmic importance! The fate of the loser's universe?! Utter annihilation! NAH, it's nothing like that. Better pick it up to find out more...
Meanwhile, over in Murder Hobo: All Inn At The Dragons Shaft #1 (Joseph Schmalke, Jason Lynch), all is not what it seems: At a local tavern, brave warriors in The Lands of High Adventure are becoming more aware of several "heroes" who are not who they claim. While sharing war stories, these adventurers realise they've each invited into their parties rogue agents who put them directly in harm's way, often resulting in dead heroes and stolen treasure.
After Professor Lawrence Miller's teenage son Val's tragic death, he cannot shake the sense that his son's soul is lost and wandering between heaven and earth. Grief-stricken, Lawrence has become convinced he can rescue his son, but at what cost? The Shepherd #1 (Andrea L. Molinari, Roberto X. Molinari, Ryan Showers, Luca Panciroli) is a new supernatural thriller dropper this week.
Meet The Mapmaker #1 (Ben Slabak, Francesca Carita). Any map he creates comes to life, a power highly desired by King Gus, who will stop at nothing to obtain it. The crew of the privateer ship The Rogue Wave, captained by the courageous Lei Li, are the only ones standing in their way with a mission to deliver The Mapmaker's successor before his power wanes and is lost forever. A fun tale for all ages!
Among the distant stars, fractious tribes come together to found a mighty empire that will wage war against aggressive kingdoms, battle alien invaders, and conceive of incredible new technologies. This extraordinary volume continues to chart the glorious Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire (Mike Butterworth, Don Lawrence)! A landmark in British comics history, painted in stunning, classic style, this is an epic tale that creates a new far-future science fiction mythos that captured the imagination of a generation which is long out-of-print and difficult to find.
It'll take more than a little snow to stop Anne Bonny and Mary Read as we head to the high seas in the waning days of piracy, when men were men, and the best pirates were...women, in A Man Among Ye vol. 1 (Stephanie Phillips, Craig Cerma). Sticking with that theme, Tell No Tales: Pirates of the Southern Seas (Sam Maggs, Kendra Wells) is a swashbuckling adventure inspired by the historical exploits of real-life female pirates.
Perfect for die-hard fans, Rick and Morty Presents: Volume 2 (Tini Howard, Lilah Sturges, Ryan Ferrier, CJ Cannon) explores the lives of four more characters from the hit [adult swim] TV show!
Julie is barely out of her teens when a tumor begins pressing on her brain, ushering in a new world of seizures, memory gaps, and loss of self. Suddenly, the sentence of her normal life has been interrupted by the opening of a parenthesis that may never close. A triumph of graphic memoir, Parenthesis (Élodie Durand) narrates the author's experience with tumour-related epilepsy-losing herself, and finding herself again.
Jo and Rus (Audra Winslow) are unlikely middle school friends brought together by a one eyed cat, who quickly learn they're both outcasts trying to figure out what they really want from life in a world where the odds are stacked against them. Now they'll discover who they are, who they want to be and what it takes for every one of us to find our own happiness!
When the citizens of Mega-City One's massive city blocks declare war on each other, Judge Dredd realises it is merely a prologue to an all-out nuclear attack by East Meg One as Essential Judge Dredd: Apocalypse War (John Wagner, Carlos Ezquerra).
Vietnam, 1969. Juarez, 2009. Three men tied together by the war they left behind-on a collision course with the new one. As old grievances resurface close to the border, the bodies pile up. Can the men escape the cycles of violence, or will they be swallowed by them again, this time forever? Are they more than just Lost Soldiers (Aleš Kot, Heather Moore, Luca Casalanguida)?
Aang and friends have escaped the storm and are making it back onto shelves this week, as both Avatar: The Last Airbender - North and South (Brian Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino) and Avatar: The Last Airbender - Smoke and Shadow (Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru) library editions.
The Grateful Dead are one of the most influential rock and roll bands of all time, but every story has a start. The Grateful Dead Origins (Chris Miskiewicz, Noah Van Sciver) takes an in depth and personal look at the formation of one of the most important American rock bands of all time, exploring the early days of Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Pigpen, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, and their transition from being a bar cover band to one of the greatest sounds in history.
Based on the hit Netflix series, join Hilda and Twig for more hilarious adventures in the sixth volume of the illustrated fiction series in Hilda and the White Woff (Luke Pearson, Stephen Davies, Sapo Lendario)
One of Disney's most popular characters - Figment, the ever-curious star of Epcot's mind-bending attraction Journey into Imagination - stars in all-new adventures! Dive into a steampunk fantasy story as Disney Kingdoms: Figment reveals the origin of the astonishing inventor known as Dreamfinder, and learn how one little spark of inspiration created the purple dragon!
This brand-new chapter fills in the gaps between The Ghost in the Shell: Human-Error Processor and Man-Machine Interface manga, The Ghost In The Shell: Human Algorithym is vol. 1 (Junichi Fujisaku, Yuki Yoshimoto) is a tense cyberpunk thriller, just in time for the release of the new Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 anime on Netflix!
We all know the way the story goes. The valiant prince goes on a perilous journey, kills a ferocious dragon, rescues a captive princess, earns his family's honor. But what if this time the prince… was a princess? Not just any princess, but Sword Princess Amaltea (Natalia Batista) - volumes 1-3 hit the racks this week..
It is said that there are some special animals occasionally born with great powers. Senzou the black fox is one of those... but instead of using his powers for good, he abused his strength until the Sun Goddess imprisoned him for his bad behaviour. Three hundred years later, he's finally been released, but only on one condition - he can't have any of his abilities back until he successfully helps a tanuki cub named Manpachi become an assistant to the gods. The first two volumes of Fox and Little Tanuki (Tagawa Mi) drop into the manga section this week.
Since she was young, Mashiro Unohana has been able to see ghosts. She pretended not to see them so others wouldn't find her creepy, but one day she finds herself caught up in the world of those that are not human -- the Nomans. Find out more in Dear Noman vol. 1 (Neji).
As players of Monster Hunter and Dungeons & Dragons know, the slime is not exactly the king of the fantasy monsters. So when a 37-year-old Tokyo salaryman dies and wakes up in a world of elves and magic, he's a little disappointed to find he's become a blind, boneless slime monster in That Time I G0t Reincarnated As A Slime vol. 14 (Fuse, Mitz Vah). Meanwhile, an invitation from Beelzebub leads to a family field trip to her homeland in the land of demons! But in the midst of such an important ceremony, will Halkara be able to mind her manners and avoid insulting the Demon King? Or will the Great Slime's prophecy come true? I've Been Killing Slimes 300 Years: Maxed Out vol. 4 (Kisetsu Morita, Revoroot).
Check out all this week's releases below and we hope to see you in the shop soon!!