It feels like it's only two days since the last comics arrived (Because it is thanks to some epic fails from courier companies...) but here we are with April's second week of new funny books! Even better you can now come into the shop to browse and collect! Huzzah!
In response to a horrific tragedy and on the trail of a mysterious new super-villain, we see the Dark Knight leave the shadowed alleys of Gotham for the history and tradition of jolly old England. In Batman: The Detective #1 (Tom Taylor, Andy Kubert) a shockingly personal turn of events finds Bruce making his way to the UK to unravel the mystery that he suddenly seems be at the centre of. In the process, he finds himself squaring off against some previously unknown adversaries and picking up some new allies to boot.
Meanwhile Bruce has a new set of allies as the Dark Knight teams up with Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred, as Batman & Scooby Doo: Mysteries #1 (Ivan Cohen, Sholly Fisch, Dario Brizuela, Randy Elliott) kicks off a new all ages series.
In Challenge of the Super Sons #1 (Peter Tomasi, Max Raynor)
Harley Quinn has found a new life in Los Angeles as the professional wrestler Harleen the Queen following the death of her mother. But that’s the funny thing about tragedy and Los Angeles: they make perfect company. Harley’s friend and roommate the Jade Feather dies under strange circumstances, and she has to investigate. You won’t want to miss Harley Quinn vol. 5 (Nicola Scott, Ngozi Ukazu, Joe Quinones, Riley Rossmo) a surreal LA Noir starring Harley Quinn! New friends and old wounds will find their way into Harley Quinn’s life!
The United Planets has found the Legion of Super-Heroes guilty of crimes against the galaxy, and it's up to our young heroes to prove their innocence! Featuring an all-star cast of artists, this collection features a surprise 1,000 years in the making…the unstoppable behemoth Rogol Zaar has survived the millennium to haunt Superboy and his teammates! Plus, not everything is doom and gloom in the 31st century—young romance is alive and well! Find out who’s dating whom in Legion of Super-Heroes’ vol. 2 (Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook).
The 1973 tabloid reprinting the origin of the Man of Steel is back in a new hardcover edition, Amazing World of Superman: Tabloid Edition (Various). This classic collection also includes the story of Lex Luthor's sinister visit to the theme park called Superman Land, Superboy stories, plus features like a map of Krypton, "How to Draw Superman," "Superman Family Portrait," and more!
What if Peter Parker became Venom? Find out in new series Spider-Man: Spiders Shadow #1 (Chip Zdarsky, Pasqual Ferry, Matt Hollingsworth)... Peter Parker once put on an alien suit that nearly destroyed his life - but what if he'd never taken it off? Ignoring every warning, Spidey embraces the dark symbiote! Haunted by terrible nightmares and exhausted by an endless barrage of bad guys, Peter can't seem to catch a break these days. So when the Hobgoblin attacks, he finds a hero at the end of his rope...and vulnerable to new dark impulses. Spider-Man is about to change his rules - but is it truly Peter who is in charge?
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the '90s hottest hero in three spectacular stories as Darkhawk: Heart of the Hawk #1 (Various) drops, featuring an untold story from Darkhawk's early days, explore the winged hero's cosmic years and find out what the future holds for Darkhawk!
In John Romita's Amazing Spider-Man Artisan Edition each page has been painstakingly scanned from the original art to ensure the finest possible reproduction, mimicking the experience of seeing Kirby's hand-drawn pages-it's the next best thing owning the art! While appearing to be in black and white, each page was scanned in color to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art-for instance, corrections, blue pencils, paste-overs, all the little nuances that make original art unique. Additionally there is a beautiful gallery section of Romita extras.
For fans of the Doctor - and the Master - everywhere, Doctor Who Comic: Missy #1 (Jody Houser, Roberta Ingranata) is the comic debut of the Doctors deadliest adversary, as Missy wages war on the Third and Twelfth Doctors.
Locke & Key / Sandman: Hell and Gone #1 (Joe Hill, Neil Gaiman, Gabriel Rodriguez) an epic crossover between two of the most beloved fantasy universes in comics begins here. John "Jack" Locke is ten years dead, but that hasn't stopped him from posting the occasional letter home... from Hell. Now Mary Locke will do anything to save her brother's soul, including cut a deal with Roderick Burgess - the most evil man in England-to search for answers in the House of Mystery and risk the walking nightmare known as the Corinthian to find help in a disintegrating Kingdom of Dreams!
In Canto and the City of the Giants #1 (David M. Booher, Sebastián Piriz), our titular hero reunites with the Giant Guardians of Dis, Fra and Ba, as well as other friends and foes, to recruit the kingdom of Giants to his quest to defeat the Shrouded Man.
Meet Jenny Tetsuo, the hard drinkin', hard partyin' daughter of beloved superhero, Mega Commander Zero. After washing out as the military's top kaiju killer, Jenny Zero #1 (Dave Dwonch, Brock McKinney, Magenta King) now lives the celebutante life with her hotel heiress and publicist best friend, Dana Sheraton. But when the massive creatures return, Jenny must decide if she can sober up and save the world!
When a young boy is torn away from his mother while seeking asylum at the U.S. border, something begins to change in him, and it isn't just the trauma, anxiety, and guilt you'd expect. He doesn't know it yet, but it's the onset of superhuman abilities that will change his life forever. Home #1 (Julio Anta, Anna Wieszczyk) is deeply grounded and heartfelt exploring the real-world implications of a migrant with extraordinary powers.
Twenty years ago, a comet fell to earth. Since that night, Matthew has been haunted - haunted by a spirit that gives him incredible psychic abilities. But these abilities come with a price...and payment is due in Phantom of the Scan #1 (Cullen Bunn, Mark Torres). Every time Matthew uses his gifts, he draws closer to death, and other psychics - all of whom gained their powers on the night the comet fell - are dying in the most horrible of ways. To save himself, Matthew gathers a group of psychics to solve the mystery of their powers before it's too late.
At the edge of the galaxy, there is a giant supercomputer known as the Lighthouse. The only brain powerful enough to navigate ships through a sargasso of naturally occurring wormholes, potentially cutting months or even years off a spaceship's journey. Three humans, one alien, and a nanny bot have manned the remote station for years in relative peace until the arrival of Captain Kongre and his band of cutthroat pirates threatens the future of civilisation and reveals that each of the Lighthouse crew has been hiding a shocking secret, Jules Verne Lighthouse #1 (David Hine, Brian Haberlin, Geirrod Van Dyke).
Private investigator Minky Woodcock becomes involved in an investigation of maverick genius and reclusive pigeon-fancier, Nikola Tesla, and discovers a horrifying conspiracy involving corrupt politicians and Nazis. Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Electrified Tesla #1 (Cynthia von Buhler) is a stylish, glamorous feminist take on the classic gumshoe!
For centuries, the Order has trusted in Keepers and Holders to guard the Secrets in seven briefcases against all harm but when their stronghold is attacked and the secrets put in peril, the entire Order must face an enemy who knows too much... In Seven Secrets (Tom Taylor, Daniele DI Nicuolo), the Order's newest member, Caspar, must discover the truth of the Secrets before the enemy does, or risk losing everything.
From the bloody battle for Normandy to the Nazi heartland, from war's end to the killing fields of Korea, the men of the British Army's Royal Tank Regiment fight battle after battle against terrible odds. Whether outnumbered or outgunned, the Tankies (Garth Ennis. Carlos Ezquerra) soldier on-as their motto would have it, "From Mud, Through Blood, to the Green Fields Beyond.".
Lovecraft meets Sergio Leone in Atlantis Wasn't Built For Tourists (Eric Palicki, Wendell Cavalcanti), a modern tale of corruption, family legacies, and nightmarish dread. Lucas Lewis drifts into Atlantis County, Oregon wanting nothing more than a hot meal and a soft bed for the night. What he finds instead is a small town in thrall to eldritch creatures lurking in the surrounding wilderness, possibly guided by an even more sinister force. Lucas becomes determined to eradicate all Atlantis's demons, but these monsters are not what they seem. Unfortunately for the monsters, neither is Lucas.
Archie's second original graphic novel features the world of CW's Riverdale as Riverdale: The Ties That Bind (Micol Ostow, Thomas Pitilli)! Four interconnected stories trap each of our main characters in a unique high-stakes conflict over the course of a few pressure-cooker hours! Jughead's locked in and left behind with Moose at Stonewall Prep, Veronica is trapped with Cheryl at a nearby suburban shopping mall, Betty and Polly are stalked by a possible madman when a girls' night goes horribly awry and Archie is held hostage by a 'long lost relative' of Fred's who's come to town seeking payback of any and every kind. Will Archie and company even make it to sunrise? If they do, will they ever be the same again?
To Amy, everyone has a flavor, and when that flavor begins to disappear, it spells trouble. Find out where her nose leads her in Space Boy vols. 3-6 (Stephen McCranies) that crash land onto shelves this week.
Discovered in the archives of the Schulz Studio, Scotland Bound, Charlie Brown (Charles M. Schulz, Bill Melendez, Jason Cooper, Robert Pope) is an original graphic novel adaptation of an un-produced, feature-length storyboard. Good Ol' Charlie Brown has fallen in love with his pen-pal from Scotland! In a rare moment of unbridled enthusiasm and confidence, Charlie Brown convinces his friends Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, and his faithful dog, Snoopy, to accompany him on an international trip abroad. Whether it's golf, music, or the mystery of Loch Ness, each one discovers something extraordinary about the legendary country...even Charlie Brown, who realises he's wishy-washy wherever he may be.
Return to the world of Giant Days in Wicked Things (John Allison, Max Sarin), where Charlotte Grote has her whole life ahead of her; straight to Oxford and a future as a real detective - until she's framed for murder! Facing going to jail forever or joining the police, Lottie decides to hit the beat, all while trying to find the real murderer. Could the future of law enforcement be 5'2" with a strong bangs game? Yes. Very yes.
Two of the most beloved attractions in all the Disney Kingdoms provide the settings for a pair of magical adventures filled with action, adventure, romance, humour and fun! Disney Kingdoms: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad hits the children shelves this week.
Owly and Wormy love making new friends, and when they spot an unfamiliar animal flying through the trees, they can't wait to meet her! Unfortunately, Shadow the flying squirrel doesn't want to be friends with Owly because she's afraid of him. Wormy tries to convince Shadow that she can trust Owly, but she's still scared... Better pick up Owly: Flying Lessons (Andy Runton) and find out if they can be friends!
In Chainsaw Man vol. 4 (Tatsuki Fujimoto) a mysterious devil is demanding Denji's heart! Will the devil hunters from Division 4 agree to this deal to save themselves? Or will Denji have to do what Denji does best-turn into a chainsaw and slice up everything that gets in his way?
In Worlds End Harem vol. 10 (LINK, Kotaro Shono) Reito and the others are on a mission to meet the princess of Rosania, but she throws them a curveball as soon as they arrive: a marriage proposal?!? Meanwhile, Shato and Akira find themselves alone again, unable to ignore their desires. Soon, they're wrapped in each other's arms, uncaring of the potentially dangerous consequences.
As grey wolf Legoshi begins his final showdown with brown bear Riz, he tells Legoshi he has just murdered and devoured another of Legoshi's friends! Back at the black market, red deer Louis has a revelation and threatens to abdicate his leadership of the Shishi-gumi lion gang. Turns out it's even harder to leave a criminal syndicate than it is to join it. Then, Legoshi receives a gruesome offer to help him prevail in his battle with Riz as Beastars vol. 11 (Paru Itugake) drops this week...
If the hidden Ainu gold can ever be found, will it be worth the price paid for it in lives lost and ruined? Who really murdered the Ainu for their treasure? With Kiroranke dead, Ogata may have some answers, but after the confrontation on the ice of the Mamiya Strait he needs medical attention. Find out the answers in Golden Kamuy vol. 20 (Satoru Noda).
Legend says that a sacred beast appears in the time of a great king... Ajin are people who bear the attributes of beasts, and in this kingdom they are forced to serve men in the military and women in the brothels. When Rangetsu's twin brother is slain in imperial intrigues, she must disguise herself as a man and find a way into the palace to avenge her brother! Pick up The Kings Beast vol. 1 (Rei Toma).
While the Kingdom of Science is busy reviving people in Dr Stone vol. 15 (Riichiro Inagaki, Boichi), Senku's task force is putting together a plan to nab the petrification device. Once the equipment's ready, it'll be a three-way showdown between the Kingdom of Science, the Petrification Kingdom and the mighty warrior Moz! But Senku's enemies are one step ahead with a scheme of their own...
Fairy Tale vol. 22 () is the story of Lucy, an attractive mage-in-training who wants to join a magician's guild so that she can become a full-fledged magician. Her adventures with Natsu and the Fairy Tail magician's guild continue...
Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven, she'll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey to discover her past in order to save their future. Are Elsa's powers enough to see her through their adventure into the unknown? The Frozen vol.2 (Arina Tanemura) manga drops this week.
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