X gonna give it to ya this week as everyone's favourite mutants *checks notes* Northstar, Polaris, Prodigy, Eye-boy, Daken and Prestige (?) are on board to investigate whenever a mutant needs to be resurrected in X-Force #1 (Leah Williams, David Baldeon). Speaking of resurrection, Miles Morales falls through a dimensional portal and meets some familiar faces in Spider-Verse: Spider Zero (Jed MacKay, Juan Frigeri, more).
The event of the summer continues with a pair of new titles this week; Empyre: Savage Avengers #1 (Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Greg Smallwood) and Empyre: Captain America (Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Ariel Olivetti).
Meanwhile, Felicia Hardy is back at her old tricks in Black Cat:Grand Theft Marvel, and the Twisted Twins take on the top spy in the Marvel universe as they write Black Widow: No Restraints Play (Jen Soska, Silvia Soska, Flaviano Armentaro) as Natasha visits Madripoor and takes on a suspect group of criminals in this not-for-kids trade collection. Slightly more family friendly is Ms Marvel Meets The Marvel Universe (G. Willow Wilson, Jake Wyatt, more) featuring a slew of tales of Kamala making new friends and meeting her heroes.
From a galaxy far, far away there is Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren (Charles Soule, Will Sliney) trade paper, which starts with the fall of Ben Solo.
From DC we have Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me (Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, Tom Derenick, Trevor Scott, others) the trade collection of Diana and Etta searching for a missing Steve Trevor. Then the butt is back in Nightwing: The Gray Son Legacy (Dan Jurgens, Ronan Cliquet, Travis Moore) which sees physical and mental battles on the streets of Bludhaven.
Following the events of Heroes In Crisis is Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy (Jody Houser, Adriana Melo, Mark Morales) which sees the best friends on opposite sides, it's the end of an era with the death of Slade Wilson in Deathstroke RIP (Christopher Priest), and the future of the Fabulous Flying Graysons hangs in the balance in Lost Carnival: A Dick Grayson Graphic Novel (Michael Moreci, Sas Milledge) in which young Dick must decide between family loyalty and young love...
Indie wise it's trade central this week, with just three new titles hitting the floppies racks: Lost Soldiers #1 (Ales Kot, Luca Casalanguida, Heather Moore) which sees three Vietnam veterans dragged into a new conflict 30 years later, The Adventures of Byron (Chris Hamer), an amazing one-shot featuring everyone's new favorite monsters, and Hedra (Jesse Lonergan) a one shot in which a lone astronaut leaves a world ravaged by nuclear war in search of life.
So, about those trades then. Buckle kids, this is a long one... Lets kick off with a CR double header, Critical Role: Chronicles of Exandria: Mighty Nein hardcover vol. 1 (Taliesin Jaffe, Sarah Jaffe, various) an art collection which features a wide variety of gorgeous illustrations from the Critical Role fan community paired with text by cast members, and Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins vol. 2 (Jody Houser, Olivia Samson) filled with familiar faces from Critical Role's smash-hit first campaign.
One of the best creative teams in living memory is back with Pulp (Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, Jacob Phillips) a hardcover collection of their meditation on violence that doubles as a thriller in and of itself. Critically acclaimed, Black Stars Above vol. 1 (Lonnie Nadler, Jenna Cha) is the story of a trapper who yearns for a better life, but is unaware of the dangers that the woods contain, and it's the end of an era in Giant Days vol. 13 (John Allison, Max Sarin).
Originally only available online, The Walking Dead: The Alien (Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin) collects the entire, in-continuity miniseries in one hardcover collection. Things From the Flood: Skybound Edition hardcover (Simon Stalenhag) is transcendent look at technology that features a particle accelerator in the Swedish countryside, and now an Amazon Prime original. Stranger Things: Into The Fire (Jody Houser,Ryan Kelly) features new characters and some you'll recognise from the hit Netflix show, and
In Ember Ashes: A Thief Among The Trees (Sabaa Tahir, Nicole Andelfinger, Sonia Liao) the Fivers are sent on a dangerous mission that will uncover more secrets than they expected. The silver anniversary hardcover edition of Reuben award-winning Speed Bump (Dave Coverly) collects 300 of his best cartoons into one full-color hardcover book.
Next up we have Folklords (Matt Kindt, Matt Smith) a gorgeous adventure book that blends reality and fantasy in a way you've never seen before, and Ronin Island vol. 2 (Greg Pak, Giannis Milonogiannis) continues the tale of a new generation of heroes struggling to do the right thing in the face of an increasingly complicated and deadly world.
Two totally non-heinous books drop this week, in the form of Bill & Ted Omnibus vol. 1 (Brian Lynch, Jerry Gaylord), a follow up to Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, and Bill & Ted's Excellent Comic Book Archive vol. 1 (Evan Dorkin), which contains entire 11-issue series run on Bill &Ted's Excellent Comic Book and the Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey adaptation completely remastered and collected in a prestigious, full-color softcover. Sticking with the movies, Blade Runner 2019: Welcome to Los Angeles (Michael Green, Michael Johnson, Marco Lesko, Andres Guinaldo) is the trade collection of the first original comic set in this iconic sci-fi world, from the Oscar-winning writer of BLADE RUNNER 2049.
Once Upon A Space Time vol. 1 (Jeffrey Brown) is the story of Jide and Petra, two normal kids selected to leave Earth and join their new alien classmates on an intergalactic research mission to Mars, and Cuphead vol. 1 (Zack Keller, Shawn Dickinson) is a series of short but sweet side stories that reimagine the world of the all-cartoon magical wondergame.
Fantasy Age RPG: Lairs (Jack Norris, Matt Miller, Lucien Soulban, Steven Jay Anyong, Mark Carroll, Jesse Decker, Matthew Grau) provides a series of detailed challenges you can adapt to your Fantasy AGE campaign, and The Art of Rick and Morty hardcover (James Siciliano, James McDermott) is exactly what you would expect...!
There's a huge manga restock coming this week, including Attack On Titan vol. 30 ( Isayama Hajime), in which the saga of humanity and the predatory Titans edges closer to its thrilling conclusions, and there is a new installation of the parody series My Hero Academia: Smash vol. 4 (Hirofumi Neda, Kouhei Horikoshi). Dr Stone vol. 11 (Riichiro Inagaki, Boichi) is for teen readers, as is Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition Hardcover vol. 9 (Hiromu Arakawa).
Torture Princess Fremd Torturchen vol. 4 (Keishi Ayasato) hits the shelves, and in Splatoon Manga vol. 9 (Sankichi Hinodeya) Team Blue gets an unexpected new member. The titular character heads off on a proper adventure in Goblin Slayer vol 4 (Kumo Kagyu, Kousuke Kurose). In Devil Is A Part Timer vol. 16 (Satoshi Wagahara, Oniku) we get the story of when the Maou the MgRonald employee was still Maou the Demon Lord, in Edens Zero vol. 7 (Hiro Mashima) it's dragons and adventures galore, and finally there is Pokemon: Sun and Moon vol. 7 (Hidenori Kusaka, Satoshi Yamamoto) in which Sun and Moon cross paths with Team Skull!
Check out all this week's releases below and we hope to see you in the shop soon!!