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New Comics Day 20th January 2021 - Flower Power

There's a huge amount of new releases coming out of the indie publishers this week, plus more Future State titles from DC and some heavy hitters coming out of Marvel:

Crimson Flower #1 (Matt Kindt, Matt Lesniewski) is a brand-new, mind-altering journey through Russian folk tales, trained assassins, and government conspiracies, and Detroit's hardest hitting journalist, Elena Abbott, is trying to make a fresh start at a new newspaper...but her deadly past isn't ready to let go in Abbott 1973 #1 (Saladin Ahmed, Sami Kivela), where a group are using dark magic to target the soon-to-be-elected new mayor.

I Breathed A Body #1 (Zac Thompson, Andy MacDonald) is The Social Network meets Hellraiser. When the world's biggest influencer posts something irredeemably horrific online, the world changes in an instant. Now it's up to his social media manager, Anne Stewart, to fan the flames of outrage and create a sensationalist campaign that rewrites the rules of "banned content." Thus begins a carnival of lust, revulsion, desire, and disgust - all for viral videos. Meanwhile the world's greatest scientists, artists and entrepreneurs must unite to solve a mystery of epic proportions in Cutting Edge: Devils Mirror #1 (Francesco Dimitri (A) Mario Alberti)

In Rain Like Hammers #1 (Brandon Graham) Eugene is a new inhabitant of Elephant, a walking city on the desert world of Crown Majesty. Far from friends and family, he spends most of his time navigating melancholy daydreams, toying with alien technology, and researching the best places to find high-quality fast food. At best, his life is lonely and monotonous-but all of that changes when a mysterious force begins destroying Crown Majesty's walking cities!

In Belle: Dead of Winter (Dave Franchini, Mike Krome), a new one shot, a winter storm descends upon Philadelphia, something, or some things sinister arrives with it. Will Belle be ready to weather what is coming her way, or will the icy grip of death add one more to its ever-growing ranks? An outlaw, a vigilante, a hero bringing justice to those in need, Robyn has been there for her city, even when her city has had a target on her back, an new enemy to face in Robyn Hood: Iron Maiden #1 (Joe Brusha, Elias Chatzoudis)

Max Winters, a pulp writer in 1930s New York, finds himself drawn into a story not unlike the tales he churns out at five cents a word-tales of a Wild West outlaw dispensing justice with a six-gun. But will Max be able to do the same when pursued by bank robbers, Nazi spies, and enemies from his past? Pulp
(Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, Jacob Phillips) is a celebration of pulp fiction set in a world on the brink, now available as a softcover.

Tony Chu is a cibopath, able to get psychic impressions from what he eats. Saffron Chu is a cibopars, able to learn secrets from who she eats with. Tony is a cop. Saffron is a criminal. They are brother and sister, and they are on a collision course in Chu vol. 1 (John Layman, Dan Boultwood). Meanwhile in The Marked vol. 2 (David Hine, Brian Haberlin, Geirrod Van Dyke) they explore their origins, following a thread of tales starting with the rescue of Lovecraft from the mysterious Kah-Loh-Lu, back through history to the first woman to be Marked with the power of magic

Tired of forever being in danger, Morty gets Rick to procure him a powerful armoured suit, but of course things never go easy like you'd expect in Rick and Morty vol. 12 (Kyle Starks, Terry Blas, Benjamin Dewey, Marc Ellerby)

The past has a way of finding you, no matter where you run, as the Glass family discover when their life is upended and they have to go on the run in Dryad vol. 1 (Kurtis J. Wiebe, Justin Osterling), and in Go Go Power Rangers vol 8. (Ryan Parrott, Francesco Mortarino) the team are left reeling after their war with Lord Drakkon -  none more affected than Tommy Oliver, formerly the Green Ranger, and now without purpose, until Zordon brings him a new opportunity: to prove he's worthy of being the all-new WHITE RANGER!

After returning from the forest, Annie finds the Court and her friends very different from when she left it - and thanks to Loup she's seeing twice as much trouble in Gunnerkrigg Court vol. 8 (Tom Siddell)! Universe vol. 1 (Albert Monteys) is an Eisner-nominated series of self-contained, and somehow connected, sci-fi tales involving alien life, robot love, corporate greed, and travels through time, space, and perception

There's yet more in the new line from DC this week as Future State: Catwoman #1 (Ram V, Otto Schmidt) and Selina is hellbent on ensuring that a bullet train filled with masked vigilantes and innocent children it never reaches its destination. Batman is gone! Now, Nightwing has taken on the mission of keeping the citizens of Gotham City safe from the Magistrate. But to do that, he’ll have stay one step ahead of the Magistrate! And you know things have gotten bad in Gotham when the safest place for Dick to hide out is the abandoned Arkham Asylum in Future State: Nightwing #1 (Andrew Constant, Nicola Scott)

Diana is back and facing a challenge that even Darekseid can't take on in Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman #1 (Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad, L.L. McKinney, Jen Bartel, Alitha Martinez) and there is also a backup story featuring the original champion of Themyscira, Nubia. Then there are four stories featured in Future State: Superman - Worlds of War # 1(Jeremy Adams, Brandon Easton, Michael Conrad, Becky Cloonan, Phillip Kennedy Johnson,  Siya Oum, Mikel Janin, Gleb Melnikov, Valentine De Landro) which rounds out the slate of FS titles from DC dropping this week.

No one’s seen Billy Batson in years-not since the incident known as the Final Battle of Titans Island. Now leading a small band of heroes, even his allies have begun to ask who’s controlling Earth’s Mightiest Mortal. In Future State: Shazam #1 (Tim Sheridan, Eduardo Pansica) a story set years after the events of Future State: Teen Titans, learn the truth behind the sacrifice Billy made to imprison an ultimate evil even he couldn’t destroy.

Zombie armies, mystical portals, dragon hearts, some of the Marvel Universe's deadliest fighters all converge in one action-packed extravaganza, and the fate of all worlds hangs in the balance in Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon #1 (Larry Hama, Dave Wachter).

The man once known as the Hulk is now neither man, nor Hulk: The Maestro: War & Pax #1 (Peter David, Javier Pina)! After deposing Dystopia's ancient ruler, the Maestro sets his sights even bigger. It's time the entire planet Earth recognised their one true god! But the Maestro isn't the only immortal left...and if he wants to truly dominate the planet, he'll have to face the most powerful beings in creation!

The Hulk's archenemy has set his sights on infiltrating the green behemoth's friend group in preparation to enact his nefarious, long-fomenting plans. But can the Leader push the immortal Hulk beyond his breaking point in Immortal Hulk vol. 8 (Al Ewing, Joe Bennett).

Thor battles to save Earth, but who can he fight when the planet itself is dying in Thor: God of Thunder vol. 4 (Jason Aaron, Agustin Alessio, R. M. Guera, Simon Bisley, Esad Ribic)

Learning to destroy demons won't be easy, and Tanjiro barely knows where to start. The surprise appearance of another boy named Giyu, who seems to know what's going on, might provide some answers-but only if Tanjiro can stop Giyu from killing his sister first in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba vol. 1 (Koyoharu Gotouge)

Check out all this week's releases below and we hope to see you in the shop soon!!

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