Welcome to another week of new funny books - no snow storms ruining the party this time so there's a bumper crop of new titles with a couple of jokers at the top of the pile...
Deadpool's turning 30! And to help celebrate, we've assembled some of his classic storytellers to tell tales of Wade Wilson birthdays past, present and future! A first birthday with time-travelling assassins! A sweet sixteen party that would make Molly Ringwald weep! A 100th birthday that could only be celebrated in grand Deadpool style! Blow out the candles! Pin the cybernetic arm on the Cable! All this and more in Deadpool: Nerdy 30 #1 (Various)
Following the events of Infinite Frontier, the Joker #1 (Sam Johns, Guillem March, Mirka Andolfo) is the most wanted man in the world! But the Clown Prince of Crime is several steps ahead of law enforcement—and he’s on the run overseas. James Gordon, facing retirement, realises this is the manhunt of his life and the last piece of a storied career…but what mysterious and deadly forces are also in pursuit of the Joker? And in the backup story, following the events of the smash hit Punchline #1, DC’s most controversial new villain navigates the infrastructure of Blackgate Penitentiary. While on the outside, Harper Row takes up the mantle of Bluebird to stop her brother from falling under Punchline’s influence.
Be sure to pick up Children of the Atom #1 (Vita Ayala, Bernard Chang) to make sure that you don't miss the debut of the greatest teenage super hero team of all time! They've learned from the best, now they're ready to be put to the test! But who the heck are these kids, and where do they come from?
Everyone's favourite web-head is back as the super secret Non-Stop Spider-Man #1 (Joe Kelly, Dale Eaglesham, Chris Bachalo) hits the racks, and they're brothers, gods and sons of Odin - but Thor and Loki just don't get along! Especially since Loki keeps tricking Thor into doing things that will get him in trouble. Even so, when Loki dares Thor to steal a powerful relic from Odin's vault, how can the God of Thunder say nay? Thor and Loki #1 (Mariko Tamaki, Gurihiru) is for fans of the Spider-Man and Venom: Double Trouble title.
A world-altering bombshell is rolling toward one of Marvel fandom's favorite characters, and someone is on the group's trail that is not going to make their quest easy! A story-line so huge, it can't be contained within the pages of one book - check out the Amazing Spider-Man: Last Remains Companion (Nick Spencer, Matthew Rosenberg, Federico Vicentini, Takeshi Miyazawa).
When a dangerous armoured foe named Virus erupts into Venom's life, he threatens to rip away everything Eddie Brock holds dear. His son, his symbiote - even himself! But as their battle spirals out of control, reality itself escapes Venom's grasp - and he finds himself somewhere beyond as Venom vol. 5 (Donny Cates, Iban Coello, more) drops.
Star Wars Legends: Epic Collection - New Republic (Tom Veitch, Cam Kennedy, more). The Dark Empire trilogy! Six years after the Battle of Endor, the heroes of the Rebellion work to unite the galaxy. But a new Empire has risen from the chaos to strike back at the former Rebel Alliance, reclaiming its capital of Coruscant and building massive new World Devastators to ravage entire planets.
Batman may be the biggest name in Gotham City, but there are lots of other heroes-and villains-who will get a turn to shine in Batman: Urban Legends #1 (Chip Zdarsky, Matthew Rosenberg, Stephanie Nicole Phillips, Max Dunbar, Eddy Barrows, Marcus To), a brand-new monthly series tying into the biggest events in Gotham City.
Spinning out of Dark Nights: Death Metal, the Multiverse is reborn-and Earth-3 with it! In this six-issue miniseries, witness the true origins of the malevolent makers of mayhem known as the Crime Syndicate #1 (Andy Schmidt, Bryan Hitch, Kieran McKeown) as a common foe unites them! But how long can alliances last between villains like these?
Swamp Thing returns in a new 10-issue series that stars Levi Kamei as the next Guardian of the Green. Unable to control his transformation into the monstrous Swamp Thing, Levi is thrust into the harsh, unforgiving mystery of grisly murders committed by a supernatural desert legend. Levi must revisit past events in his homeland of India and face the deadly reality of a ravenous new villain in order to comprehend what he is truly, and horrifyingly, becoming. A new era of global action and horror blossoms here, and Swamp Thing #1 (Ram V, Mike Perkins) will be at the root of it!
In Superman vol. 3, his truth is revealed! After decades of leading a double life, the Man of Steel makes the monumental decision to reveal his secret identity to the world-leading to major repercussions in Metropolis and beyond. In a story that made international headlines, find out how the DC Universe react to discovering Superman and Clark Kent are one and the same. Plus, the Super Sons are reunited as Jonathan and Damian team for a new adventure-right before Jonathan has to decide if he'll travel a thousand years in the future and join the Legion of Super-Heroes.
August, Rylee, Cora & Jennie have organised a "Spook Tour" with their classmates on the most haunted, demon-infested stretch of road in America to fund attending the concert of their dreams. When their visit turns deadly, these four friends race to rescue the missing students... before the town tears them limb from limb. Now they must slay the evils roaming Proctor Valley Road #1 (Alex Child, Grant Morrison, Naomi Franquiz)... along with the monsters lurking in the hearts of 1970s America.
Karmen #1 (Guillem March) is a new series about a highly unconventional angel and the young woman she takes under her wing when a case of heartbreak strikes hard. Packed with surprises and metaphysics, this gorgeously drawn series deploys tenderness and humor as it dives deep into topics that matter.
In Nottingham #1 (David Hazan, Shane Connery Volk, Luca Romano), a twisted medieval noir, the Sheriff of Nottingham hunts a serial killer with a penchant for tax collectors. The Sheriff's investigation makes him the target of England's most nefarious power-brokers. That's to say nothing of the Merry Men, terrorists lurking amongst the trees of Sherwood, led by an enigma known only as "Hood."
A Tyrell Corporation scientist is DEAD - the victim of an apparent suicide. But when LAPD Detective Cal is called in to investigate, he uncovers secret documents revealing a new kind of replicant and a conspiracy that could change the world in Blade Runner Origins #1 (Mike Johnson, K. Perkins, Mellow Brown).
Ahead of their next cinematic outing Minions: The Rise of Gru, the Minions are are back to causing mischief, this time taking on their toughest challenge yet... Minions Sports #1 (Stephane Lapuss)
After conquering Zeus and thwarting Athena, Kratos believes himself to be finally free from his bondage. He sets sail for the desert in an attempt to distance himself from his home and his shame only to find his rage and guilt follow close behind in God Of War: Fallen God #1 (Chris Roberson, Tony Parker)
Sticking with game tie-ins, in Bioware's dark fantasy world of Thedas there are those who are willing to sacrifice their humanity for wealth and power, and those who will die to protect innocent people from them. Empires approach open conflict, assassins lurk in every shadow, and dark forces aim to throw the land into chaos. In Dragon Age: First Five Graphics Novels (Various) heroes will arise from the most unlikely of places to face the darkness approaching.
When a UFO crashes into Samantha's junkyard, she is happy to make repairs and send the little visitors on their way. But E.T. is smitten with the Marine veteran and now an industrial giant wants to buy the land to install their anti-UFO weapon. With the help of her buddy Mike, a 600lb. gorilla, Sam is always prepared to defend those who can't defend themselves, but who will save Sam from the PTSD and shrapnel that threaten her life? To survive, Sam must ultimately face the greatest battle of her life - reality. Find out the rest of Sam and Mikes story in the Motor Girl Omnibus (Terry Moore).
In the Judge Dredd Complete Case Files vol. 36 (Various) the ultimate killing machines, cinema's most famous xenomorphs, surface in Mega-City One and it may well be more than the Justice Department can handle!
Collecting the critically-acclaimed six issue limited series. Dreaming Eagles (Garth Ennis, Simon Coleby) tells the story of the first African-American fighter pilots to join the United States Army Air Force in WWII and whose humble beginnings in Tuskegee, Alabama propelled them into the deadly skies above Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. Not only were they instrumental against the Nazi war machine, but also braved an equally great challenge, overcoming everyday bigotry amongst their fellow American soldiers as well as civilians at home. High in the heavens, they fought a battle that would change their country for all time.
Night of the Devil (Tom Tully, Gordon Sowman, Hugo Pratt) features two exciting and explosive war stories lushly illustrated by Hugo Pratt, comics' legend and creator of iconic character, Corto Maltese.
Stop the presses! Twenty years in the making, the Gorillaz Almanac (Gorillaz) is the very first annual by Gorillaz, published this October in partnership with the renowned Z2 Comics. Inspired by the great British tradition of the hardback annual, the Gorillaz Almanac is a full colour, one-of-a-kind, fun-packed, 120+ page, sideways homage to two glorious decades of Gorillaz.
The Legend of Korra: The Art of the Animated Series: Book One - Air (Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, Joaquim Dos Santos) is a special deluxe-edition hardcover that contains the same incredible art pieces and commentary as the standard edition book, but it also includes a brand-new slipcase, commemorative lithograph with portfolio, and a special front cover!
When Cecily Bain, an enforcer for the Twin Cities' vampiric elite, takes a mysterious new vampire under her wing, she's dragged into an insidious conspiracy. Meanwhile, on the outskirts of the cities, a rebellious found-family of vampire cast-outs investigates a vicious killing in the Vampire: The Masquerade vol. 1 (Tim Seeley, Tini Howard, Blake Howard, Nathan Gooden), based in the world of the internationally best-selling role playing game.
For two generations, the rural hill town of Grendel, Kentucky (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.
The polar ice caps have melted, and New York City is flooded beyond recognition. An independent loner, along with his cat and only friend, struggles to live another day in this makeshift community, populated mostly by outsiders like himself while the depraved elite thrive ruthlessly on the outskirts. But his world is disrupted when he encounters both a mysterious woman and a trapped blue whale. Will they be each other's salvation. . . or destruction? Experimentally told and unequivocally told, Post York (James Romberger) contains bonus materials including an environmental fact sheet, afterword, full-color art section, and more.
From the green light across the bay to the billboard with spectacled eyes, the 1925 American masterpiece The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald, K. Woodman-Maynard) roars to life in this exquisite graphic novel. Painted in lush watercolors, the inventive interpretation emphasizes both the extravagance and mystery of the characters, as well as the fluidity of Nick Carraway's unreliable narration. Excerpts from the original text wend through the illustrations, and imagery and metaphors are taken to literal, and often whimsical.
Greg Heffley and his family hit the road for a cross-country camping trip, ready for the adventure of a lifetime. But things take an unexpected turn, and they find themselves stranded at an RV park that's not exactly a summertime paradise. When the skies open up and the water starts to rise, the Heffleys wonder if they can save their vacation - or if they're already in too deep in Diary of a Wimpy Kid vol. 15 (Jeff Kinney).
In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. But before the Elrics' personal tragedy, a bloody, unjust war caused suffering for many of their friends and allies. Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition vol. 15 (Hiromu Arakawa) hardcover, a deluxe collector's edition of one of the most beloved manga and anime of all time! Fully remastered with an updated translation and completely fresh lettering, and presented with color pages on large-trim archival-quality paper, this gorgeous hardcover edition presents the timeless dark adventures of the Elric brothers as they were truly meant to be seen. Includes brand-new cover art, with color insert and behind-the-scenes character sketches from author Hiromu Arakawa!
Lia, a 17-year old orphan living by the Atlantic is swept away by the ocean currents during a ruthless storm. She is then saved by Moria and Albert, a duo of illegal runaways on their magical ship! Her normal, mundane life suddenly becomes a supernatural adventure as she learns about the powers of their kind and their relations to the human world. But Lia soon discovers that there is a dark secret hidden in a mysterious kingdom in Ocean of Secrets vol.3 (Sophie-chan).
Musashi is a teenager living under demon rule in Orient vol. 1 (Shinobu Ohtaka). As children, he and his best friend made a promise: to become the greatest warriors in the world and overthrow the demons. But life intervenes, and five years later, he finds himself about to become a miner. Yet can Musashi truly be satisfied with a "normal" life?
The Great Lord of Lords awakens from inside of Boo to confront the evil Moro head-on. But even the power of a god doesn't seem to be enough to stop this monster! Goku, Vegeta and the others are forced to retreat in Dragon Ball Super vol. 11 (Akira Toriyama, Toyotarou). Meanwhile Hawks and the Safety Commission have managed to get their hands on some top secret information. A big villain attack is coming, and the heroes must do all they can to prepare in My Hero Academia vol. 26 (Kouhei Horikoshi).
In Sword Art Online Project Alicization vol. 1 (Reki Kawahara, Koutarou Yamada), Kirito awakens deep in an unfamiliar forest, with sensations far too convincing for a virtual world... With memories of a life he doesn't remember living. A boy and a girl...and a name that sticks in his mind: Alice.
The official English print publication of the popular Korean webcomic Solo Levelling vol. 1 (Chugong, DUBU)! E-class hunter Jinwoo Sung is the weakest of them all. Looked down on by everyone, he has no money, no abilities to speak of, and no other job prospects. So when his party finds a hidden dungeon, he's determined to use this chance to change his life for the better...but the opportunity he finds is a bit different from what he had in mind!
Join Mario and pals in crazy adventures inspired by the hit video games! In this collection of short stories, Mario and Luigi go on adventures that showcase the fan-favorite characters of the Mario world in new, unconventional and hilarious ways. This compilation, handpicked from years of Mario comics in Japan, has never been available in English - until now as Super Mario Bros Manga Mania (Yukio Sawada) hits the shelves.
Check out all this week's releases below and we hope to see you in the shop soon!!