Marvel are bringing us a whole new Empyre (Al Ewing, Dan Slott, Valerio Schiti) this week, as previously mortal enemies the Skrull and the Kree join forces under a new Emperor, and they are headed for earth... With the Fantastic Four looking for a diplomatic solution and the Avengers ready to pile in guns blazing, what could possibly go wrong...?!
Meanwhile there is a robot Wolverine headed to Madripoor in iWolverine 2020 #1 (Larry Hama, Roland Boschi) and frankly that's the best elevator pitch I've ever come across. Then we have Giant Size Magneto #1 (Jonathan Hickman (A) Ramon K. Perez) *snigger* in which the Master of Magentism has to deal with the world outside of Krakoa, but be diplomatic about it. I'm sure that will end well...
Tradewise from the House of Ideas there us Runaways: Pride & Joy (Brian K. Vaughan, Adrian Alphona), a hardcover collection about the teens with killer parents, and there's a road trip on the cards in Ms Marvel vol. 2: Stormranger (Saladin Ahmed,Joey Vazquez, Minkyu Jung).
Conan: Serpent War (Jim Zub, Scot Eaton, Stephen Segovia, more) features a host of Marvel favourites: Conan the Barbarian, Solomon Kane, Dark Agnes...and the man known as Moon Knight!
Also hot off the presses this week is Transformers 84: Secrets & Lies #1 (Simon Furman, Guido Guidi), and as the Cybertronian Civil War rages, Decepticon scientist Shockwave has encountered a new obstacle to the Decepticon's victory and subjugation of the planet: an obstacle called... Megatron!
Master of horror Steven Niles is back this week with The Grievling #1 (Steve Niles, Damien Worm), about a teenage girl coming back from the dead to reap her revenge - with added supernatural powers! Sticking with the undead theme, and spinning out of the pages of Vampirella is new title Sacred Six #1 (Christopher Priest, Gabriel Ibarra, Jae Lee) where a team of women travel to rural Georgia to protect a small town from something that might just be worse than them... maybe!
Expect lots of pouches and not many feet (that's an old comics joke, ask Owen or another old person...) within the pages of Snake Eyes: Deadgame (Rob Liefeld, Chad Bowers) from the world of GI Joe's silent but violent ninja. Then we have brand new adventures featuring some of the most popular British superheroes featured in Smash Comics 2020 Special (Various) a 64 page giant hitting the racks this week.
On the indie trade racks this week we have Blade Runner 2049: Welcome to Los Angeles (Michael Green, Michael Johnson, Marco Lesko, Andres Guinaldo) the first trade of the comic set in the world of the hit movie. Snowpiercer: Escape (Jacques Lob, Jean-Marc Rochette) is set on the globe spanning train that holds the remains of humanity, as a breakout from the Tail causes havoc.
Kill 6 Billion Demons (Tom Parkinson-Morgan) is the trade publication of the popular webcomic about a girl trying to save her boyfriend from the clutches of the seven evil kings that rule creation - featuring added stories and bonuses.
Meanwhile in Regular Show: Hydration (Rachel Connor,Tess Stone) the summer is turning into a roastfest and Mordecai and Rigby are desperate to find a way to cool down. But when a mystery pool suddenly appears and offers a chance to beat the heat, it's only a matter of time before these two best bros find themselves in totally waterlogged trouble. Also from TV tie-ins this week is Steven Universe: Warp Tour (Melanie Gillman, Katy Farina), the first volume of the ongoing series set in the world of the Gems.
Tiananmen 1984: Our Shattered Hopes (Adrien Gombeaud, Lun Zhang, Ameziane) is a first hand retelling of the fatal events of the occupation of Tiananmen Square. Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration (Jesse Kowalski) is a hardcover book of paintings, prints, drawings, and digital art from fantasy worlds. Finally Rascal (Jean-Luc Deglin) tells the story of a girl who receives a cat in the post, and the adventures that follow. Obviously.
Check out all this week's releases below and we hope to see you in the shop soon!!