Strap in folks, we've got a lot of ground to cover this week, with plenty of new #1's to look at, and a veritable barrage of trades incoming. Lets start with the big boys and work our way from there...
Marvel are treating us to a gorgeous hardcover of last years mini-series The Life of Captain Marvel (Margaret Stohl, Carlos Pacheco, Marguerite Sauvage) giving us an updated origin story for Carol Danvers, ahead of next months long-awaited cinematic release. Plus there is the trade issue of Spider-geddon ( Christos Gage, Dan Slott, Clayton Crain, Jorge Molina and many more!) to get your webs onto - assuming that you want to see all of the Spider-sonas from Spider-verse get taken out that is...!
On the single issues front there is yet another new X-book this week, in the guise of Age of X-Man : Next Gen #1 of 5 (Ed Brisson, Marcus To, Chris Bachalo) with the new kids on the block getting some teenage kicks, as well as some more scantily-clad barbarianism from Savage Sword of Conan #1 (Gerry Duggan, Ron Garney, Alex Ross) for those of you that want to scratch your sword and sorcery itch this week. Last but not least there is a host of talent working on a new ten part weekly series, Avengers: No Road Home (Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Mark Waid, Paco Medina,Yasmine Putri), featuring some classic heroes and new addition to the roster.
On the flip side of the Big Two coin DC treat us to the long-awaited and hugely acclaimed trade of Mister Miracle (Tom King, Mitch Gerads) telling the story of escapologist Scott Free (do you see what they did there?!), and his wife Big Barda as he tries to escape the one thing no-one has ever managed to evade... DEATH! Having won a brace of Eisner awards, this collected 12 issue series is a must-read for comics fans. As if that wasn't enough, DC are also reprinting the seminal Darwyn Cooke work The New Frontier, in a brand new hardcover collection featuring a wealth of extras alongside the original six mini-part series.
This week also sees the long-advertised start of the new Wonder Twins series from Mark Russell and Stephen Byrne. Take your average awkward outsider teenager, add in the fact that they're exiled from their alien home planet - plus twins - and you have this new six issue mini, featuring the one and only Superman as the guiding adult presence. There is also a new trade edition of Titans (Dan Abnett,Brandon Peterson, Brent Peeples, Guillem March, Matt Santorelli, Sergio Davila, Vicente Cifuentes, Brian Ching, Nicola Scott, Max Raynor, Ben Oliver, Denis Medri, Stjepan Sejic) to dig into. New team! New mission! New Titans! Lots of exclamation points!
Independent publisher wise there is also a range of trades and new issues hitting the shelves, with Vagrant Queen volume 1 (Magdalene Visaggio, Jason Smith) taking us on a journey across space looking for revenge, retribution and a missing monarch, and Great Wiz and the Ruckus (Joey McCormick) bringing a classic tale of light versus darkness in an new graphic novel.
If it's an ongoing you are after, Hit-Girl Season Two (Kevin Smith, Pernille Orum, Francesco Francavilla) kicks off this week, with the pint-sized puncher bringing her own form of mayhem to Hollywood under the pen of Silent Bob himself. Looking for something lighter and less murderous? Take a trip to Riverdale with Archie & Friends Music Jam #1 (Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Bob Smith, Jeff Schultz), in which the carrot-top crooner gets up to the kind of mischief only the nicest kids in town could. Finally Zenescope bring their genderbent arrow-slinger Robyn Hood: Outlaw (Ralph Tedesco, Joe Brusha, Dave Franchini, Sean Chen) back to her usual neck of the woods when she returns to New York, New York to face a new mystery.
Don't forget to let us know what you would like added to your pull lists from this weeks releases. See you all in the shop soon & have a great week!