The last week of January is a busy one for new books with a nice mix of titles from the big 2 and indies.
Taking on the mantle of Batgirl isn't easy, especially when you're a teenage assassin who doesn't exactly fit the "hero" job description. But when Gothan needs a hero, she always finds one; Shadow of the Batgirl (Sarah Kuhn, Nicole Goux) is a new original graphic novel about Cassandra Cain's journey to find herself and her destiny.
Following on Absolute Carnage and the series of one-shots that have been coming out this January there is Ravencroft (Frank Tieri, Angel Unzueta), a five part series that hopes to rehabilitate the criminally insane of the Marvel Universe. Let us know what you think of the chances of this going well...
Weapon + World War IV (Ben Percy, Georges Jeanty) takes mutant testing and patriotism to a whole new level by literally weaponising the land of America!
We get the background to the King of Wakanda in Marvel-Verse: Black Panther (Jeff Parker, Manuel Garcia) a collection of classic tales of T'Challa and friends.
Valiant's worst superheros are back, in Quantum and Woody (Christopher Hastings, Ryan Browne), where the titular heroes try to sort a group of mad scientists from destroying the world, while Image are giving us sci-fi futurism with a dash of the apocalyptic in the form of Protector (Simon Roy, Daniel M. Bensen, Artyom Trakhanov, Jason Wordie, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou), a new series set in a far distant America ruled by warring tribes.
Vagrant Queen: Planet Called Doom (Magdalene Visaggio, Jason Smith) sees Elida's peace shattered by a mysterious stranger as the hit series returns for a new volume, and Usagi Yujimbo Colour Classics (Stan Sakai) reprints some of the oldest bunny-samurai comics in full colour.
Also hitting shelves this week is Spell On Wheels vol. 1 (Kate Leth, Megan Levens) in which a trio of witches go on a road trip to get back their stolen treasures, and sticking with the theme of witches Snapdragon (Kat Leyh) tells the tale of a young girl who befriends the village witch and finds her own power whilst looking for her missing dog.
Sea of Stars (Jason Aaron, Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum, Stephen Gree) is an epic space opera about long-haul trucking, magical dolphins and the lengths parents will go to for their children.
The latest from the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers vol. 10 (Marguerite Bennett, Simone Di Meo) hits the racks this week, concluding the epic tale of the Solar Rangers and Praetor,
Check out all the rest of the week's releases below and as ever let us know if anything needs squirrelling away in your pull list and we hope to see you in the shop soon!