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New Comics Day 23rd September 2020 - The X Stands for Ten

A tower. A mission. A gathering of armies. X Of Swords: Creation #1 (Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz). I would tell you more but that is genuinely the entire solicitation so... yeah.

Jennifer Walter is back, and she doesn't look happy about it in The Immortal She Hulk #1 (Al Ewing, Jon Davis-Hunt) and the past is coming back to bite both of them in The Amazing Spider-Man: The Sins of Norman Osborn #1 (Nick Spencer, Federico Vincentini), so it's time to call in spider-person back up! 

Tony Stark tries to take it back to basics in Iron Man #1 (Christopher Cantwell, CAFU) but when you've spent your life in the spotlight as a billionaire playboy philanthropist superhero, can you really just step away from it all...?

It's time for your inner child to snigger, as Giant Sized X-Men: Storm (Jonathan Hickman, Russell Dauterman) hits the racks this week, and speaking of giant things, the biggest head in the mutant world is back as Juggernaut #1 (Fabian Nicieza, Ron Garney) smashes into store. 

The Marvels Snapshot tour through Marvel history continues, showcasing Marvel's greatest characters through the eyes of ordinary people! Or does it? Find out in Marvel Snapshots: X-Men (Jay Edidin, Tom Reilly) as a young man named Scott witnesses the dawn of the Marvel age. But Scott who...?!

There is the start of an epic saga in Avengers by Hickman Complete Collection vol. 1 (Jonathan Hickman, Jerome Opena, more) and Shuri dons the famed mantle in Black Panther: Doomwar (Jonathan Maberry, Reginald Hudlin, various)

The best-selling Batman Maxx Arkham Dreams mini-series is (finally!) coming to its incredible conclusion, although not quite yet - but you can catch up on all the story so far in the Batman Maxx Arkham Dreams Lost Year Compendium (Sam Keith), and speaking of Bats, there another instalment in the ongoing saga as Dark Knights: Death Metal: Speed Metal #1 crashes on to the racks, seeing the Flash family facing off against the Darkest Knight.

The Doom Patrol goes on an epic trip around the solar system, facing off against the fanatical fitness fiends of planet Orbius, the Marathon Eternal, and more in Doom Patrol: Weight of the World (everyone, pretty much), and Barry is back in Central City in The Flash vol. 11 (Joshua Williamson, Scott Kolins) but everyone is acting strange and the Trickster is in town...

If books and movies have taught me anything, it is to not move to a seemingly quaint small town in New Hampshire - sadly a lesson that the lead characters have missed in creeping new horror title The Autumnal #1 (Daniel Kraus, Chris Shehan) that drops like the leaves this week. 

The heroes are facing their troubled past and an uncertain future in Black Hammer: Library Edition vol. 2 (Jeff Lemire, Emi Lenox, Rich Tommaso, Dean Ormston) and the last king of Britain's magicians faces the impact of past decisions in Gravel vol. 3 (Warren Ellis, Mike Wolfer).

Raised as an assassin, Amara is now a single mum who hasn't killed since she was 13, but that is about to change when someone threatens her family in Miles To Go #1 (B. Clay Moore, Stephen Molnar), and from fake psychic to true believer, circus performer Anna finds herself dealing with the supernatural more and more in Spectacle vol. 3 (Megan Rose Gedris)

The most popular British war comic of all time has been brought back just in time to commemorate the anniversary of the events it depicts in Battle of Britain 2020 Special (Garth Ennis, various) and legendary comics writer Mark Waid examines the hard road to changing your ways and making a difference in the world in the direct followup to the award-winning Irredeemable, in Incorruptible Omnibus (Mark Waid, Jean Diaz, Horacio Domingues, Marcio Takara, Damian Couceiro).

There is more summer camp fun at Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types in Lumberjanes: Campfire Songs (Nicole Andelfinger, Shannon Watters, Brittany Williams, Seanan McGuire, Maddi Gonzalez, Alexa Bosy), and speaking of fun also landing this week is Mighty Morphin Power Rangers / Teenage Mutuant Ninja Turtles (Stefan Petrucha, Dan Slott, Mary Bierbaum, Tom Bierbaum, various) and who doesn't want that crossover?

Straight from the blood-soaked pages of Archie comics is the collected Vampironica: New Blood (Frank Tieri, Michael Moreci, Joe Eisma, Audrey Mok) which follows the events of the Jughead the Hunger vs. Vampironica crossover, and Veronica returns to her own universe, still a vampire.

The witches that survived the Salem trials stuck together, and now their descendants have a new fight on their hands in An Unkindness of Ravens #1 (Dan Panosian, Marianna Ignazzi), and in the new ongoing graphic novel program; Seen: True Stories of Marginalized Trailblazers (Jasmine Walls, Bex Glendining) you'll find the stories of the real groundbreakers who changed our world for the better.

Alexia's father is the head of a super-powered corporate empire and one of the greatest superheroes of all time, and she desperately wants to take up his mantle. However, upon his sudden death, a woefully unprepared Alexia is confronted with a wealth of well-kept family secrets-including a villainous sister she never knew existed in Blackhand and Ironhead vol. 1 (David Lopez).

For Manga fans this week there is Yu Gi Oh Arc V vol. 1 (Shin Yoshida, Naohito Miyoshi) in which Genesis Omega Dragon finally awakens during the Duel against Eve. Disaster strikes when Maou fails the test needed to become a full-time employee at McRonalds in Devil Is A Part Timer vol. 17 (Satoshi Wagahara,  (Oniku)), and based on the hit novel and anime series, Fate/Zero vol. 1 & 2 (Gen Urobuchi, Type Moon, Mayu Shinjo) is a faithful manga adaptation that includes never-before-seen content!

Half of humanity is wiped out, and Zeon's army of Zaku mobile units is the decisive weapon in Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin vol. 1 (Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, Yoshiyuki Tomino, Hajime Yatate), but on a happier note there is food-porn a'plenty in Miss Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles vol. 2 (Naru Narumi), and Knuckleduster is back but nobody knows yet in My Hero Academia: Vigilantes vol. 7 (Hideyuki Furuhashi, Betten Court).

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



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