With all the chaos of the last few months it's been a while since we had a funny fifth month (31st March will be the 5th release day of March). These release days always have a strange variety of books arriving and this one doesn't disappoint
Join Zadie Lu as she ventures into the shadows to face her fears and discovers a legacy she never knew she had in Shadecraft #1 (Joe Henderson, Lee Garbett). Zadie is afraid of her own shadow. She's a teenager, so she REALLY should have grown out of it by now, right? But something weird is happening in her small town. Zadie could swear the shadows are coming to life. Watching her. Trying to kill her. But how do you fight something you can't even touch? And how does all of this tie into her family, of all things?
It's time for witchcraft in this modern, Wild West road trip about a witch named Yonna cruising the Southwest as a band of bloodthirsty biker vampires, The Hounds of Love, hunt her scattered coven for the source of all magic: witch blood. Witchblood #1 (Matthew Erman, Lisa Sterle), is a blend of action, lore, and Americana-perfect for fans of Buffy and American Gods.
Astronema is one of the most popular Power Rangers villains ever and her true origin is revealed for the first time in a one-shot directly connected to the events of Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers! Before she became a Power Ranger, a young girl named Karone was kidnapped by bounty hunters and brainwashed into the assassin known as Astronema by two of the greatest threats in the galaxy - Dark Specter and Ecliptor. But what is Dark Spector's true plan...and what does it mean for the new Mighty Morphin & Power Rangers teams? Find out this week as Power Rangers Unlimited: Heir To Darkness #1 (L.L. McKinney, Simone Ragazzoni) hits the racks.
Logan grew up in a boarding school for children with magical prophecies, but she fulfilled her destiny so young that she's now having a midlife crisis despite being in her 20s. When she falls for the estranged daughter of a mystical crime family, Logan's new love puts the entire school in jeopardy. Destiny: NY #1 (Pat Shand, Manuel Preitano) is a grounded story about the magic of young adulthood, star-crossed modern romance, delayed coming of age, and finding your place in a world too busy to notice you.
The next chapter in the world of BioWare's award-winning dark fantasy RPG begins in Dragon Age: Dark Fortress #1 (Nunzio Defilippis, Christina Weir, Fernando Heinz Furukawa). Deep within enemy territory, the warrior-legend Fenris and a fearless team of Inquisition agents prepare to assault a fortress said to be unbreakable in a bid to prevent the unthinkable from being unleashed.
Special Agent Malcom Bram arrives at the House of the Rising Sun. This secluded compound is the home of the secretive Ordo Dracul and the scene of a horrendous crime coined, "The Cult of Dracula Mass Suicides." Mina Murray leads a documentary film crew to uncover the secrets of the mysterious cult by interviewing its enigmatic leader, Robert Renfield. Neither investigator is prepared for the gravity of the truths they will uncover as The Cult Of Dracula #1 (Rich Davis, Henry Martinez) lands this week.
Speaking of bloodsuckers, run ins with vampires, monsters, and all types of nightly creatures, are almost as natural as breathing to the famed vampire-hunter, Liesel Van Helsing. But something wicked is going after children in the five boroughs, and as Liesel's personal life and nightly adventures are about converge, she is soon to find out why centuries of children have feared the snatcher of souls, Black Annis! Van Helsing: Black Annis (Joe Brusha, Dave Franchini ) is a new one-shot from Zenescope.
In a feat of political craftsmanship, first Joe Biden stole the 2020 election from Donald J. Trump by unreasonably demanding that the votes be counted. And now, the ultimate insult - Biden has stolen Trump's beloved comic book series! Trump's Titans becomes Biden's Titans #1 (John Barron, Shawn Remulac) in this landmark collector's item first issue, in which an all-new, all-different (finally!) president is granted superpowers and assembles his own cabinet of heroes. Guest-starring Superior AOC, the Yang Gang, and more!
My Little Pony: Transformers (Various) is the comic book crossover event of the year where Ponies, Autobots, and Decepticons mix it up together! When Queen Chrysalis casts a spell looking for more changelings, she accidentally interferes with a malfunctioning Spacebridge! What's this mean for our favourite fillies? There are suddenly a bunch of Autobots and Decepticons in Equestria! And as the dust settles, Rarity and Arcee find themselves teaming up against a hostile Decepticon force. Plus Spike and Grimlock; Pinkie Pie, Gauge, and Shockwave; Fluttershy, Discord, and Soundwave; Rainbow Dash and Windblade; and Optimus Prime and Twilight Sparkle all team up for more adventures because in the end, Pony and Autobots are both fighting for friendship.
Presenting the complete saga of rabbit ronin Miyamoto Usagi from the very beginning, in new, definitive colour editions, as Usagi Yojimbo: Origins vol. 1 (Stan Sakai)! Before his journey as a wandering, masterless samurai (ronin) began, Usagi underwent intense training under a mountain hermit, Katsuichi-Sensei, taking his first steps down the path of the warrior. Eventually, that path leads him to the pivotal battle of Adachigahara, which serves as the impetus for the host of amazing tales to come.
For Sherlock, there was only ever one woman - now Irene Adler is on a mission to take down Moriarty! It's the League of Extraordinary Gentlewomen, as Adler (Lavie Tidhar, Paul McCaffrey) teams up with a host of famous female faces from science, history and literature to defeat the greatest criminal mastermind of all time!
He was the world's greatest hero, but Captain Dynamo was not a faithful husband. Now he's dead and his family is trying to piece their lives together. As his enemies descend on his unprotected city, Captain Dynamo's widow rounds up his five illegitimate children, each of whom have inherited one of their father's super-powers. Dynamo 5 vol. 1 (Jay Faerber, Mahmud A. Asrar ) asks whether these total strangers can come to terms with their powers, their father's legacy and each other as total chaos erupts?
Spinning off from the universe of Sunstone comes a slice-of-life romantic story about a couple trying to regain the sexual energy from the beginning of their relationship by swinging with other couples. Swing (Linda Sejic, Matt Hawkins, Jenni Cheung) is an emotional journey of two people fighting to stay in love.
We're all about spycraft, as the world's best spies keep watch over the Bermuda Triangle from a mysterious island outpost teeming with supernatural intrigue, monsters, and evil villains set on global domination in Spy Island vol. 1 (Chelsea Cain, Elise McCall, Lia Miternique). The best of these spies is named Nora Freud (no relation). She knows eighty-seven ways to kill someone with a cocktail toothpick, and she's used thirty-two of them. Lately though, Nora has started to feel like she's going through the motions. Close the temporal portal. Assassinate the genocidal maniac. Have sex with the MI-6 agent. Plus, the island has gotten kind of touristy. She agrees to one last mission. But when Nora's troubled marine cryptozoologist sister shows up unexpectedly, warning of mermaid attacks, Nora realises that boredom is not her biggest problem.
The Satanic Panic of the 80s has fallen away to a new wave of rebellious kids in rural Pennsylvania in the 1990s. Dora, a grunge-obsessed teen, is caught in the middle of what appears to be a dark ritual, and is sent away to a secret school by her devoutly religious parents. There, Dora is shocked to find a group of nuns that fight against the forces of evil - but when undead horror comes Dora's way, what will this misfit do to protect herself? Have faith in Warrior Nun: Dora vol. 1 (Pat Shand, Daniel Gete)!
In The Minecraft Inspired Misadventures of Frigiel and Fluffy (Jean-
Time for spider-craft, as by day Cindy Moon is an intrepid reporter for the upstart new media empire Threats & Menaces under her old boss, J. Jonah Jameson. By night, she's crime fighting super hero Silk #1 ( Maurene Goo, Takeshi Miyazawa) ! But those worlds are about to collide, as an investigation into a series of gangland murders puts Silk and everyone she loves in danger! Who is this powerful new player in New York's underworld, where did she come from, and what is she doing with that strange cat demon?
In King In Black: Ghost Rider #1 (Ed Brisson, Juan Frigeri), all Johnny Blaze wants is to destroy Mephisto, round up an army of escaped demons, and secure his seat on the throne of hell. Is that so much to ask? But now a dark god from space has shown up to throw the world into chaos, and some of Johnny's old friends have come to ask for his help. It may take everything they've got to stop this madness. Maybe even...the devil himself?
The second-most famous wielder of Mjolnir. The right-hand man to the god of Thunder. And now, a warrior without his best weapon. Beta Ray Bill #1 (Daniel Warren Johnson, Mike Spicer) is tired of playing second fiddle to Thor - and with Bill's famous hammer, Stormbreaker, recently destroyed at the new All-Father's hands, tensions are higher than ever. The Korbinite must strike out in search of a new weapon...and a new destiny. Assuming he can first defeat a Knullified Fin Fang Foom!
For decades, the Man-Thing has haunted the Florida Everglades. Now a new enemy has hijacked his body on a quest to take his incendiary abilities global! We wake to fear as gargantuan monoliths menace cities worldwide, with only the Avengers standing between the population of Earth and a planetwide inferno. Can they save Man-Thing in time to douse the fires? And does the man inside the thing, Ted Sallis, even want to be saved? Check out Avengers: Curse of the Man Thing #1 (Steve Orlando, Marco Failla) introduces a sensational new villain, The Harrower.
School can be tough, especially when you've got a secret - even if that secret is that you're Spider-Man! Gifted with incredible powers, Peter Parker has defended the streets of New York City from all sorts of terrifying villains, but he's about to discover that the halls of his new school may be even MORE dangerous in this webslinging all-ages adventure, Marvel Action: Spider-Man #1 (Sarah Graley, Stef Purenins, Philip Murphy).
All across England, strange magical occurrences are adding up to a bigger picture―but who's behind it and what's their game? The mystery deepens as John Constantine: Hellblazer vol. 2 (Simon Spurrier, Aaron Campbell, Matias Bergera) hits the trade shelves.
There is also a double bill this week as we get not one but two collections featuring the Marvel martial arts superstar: in Shang-Chi vol. 1 (Gene Luen Yang, Dike Ruan, Philip Tan) an ancient and evil secret society has remained in hiding since the death of their leader, Zheng Zu. But now a successor has been chosen to shift the balance of power in the world: Zheng Zu's son, Shang-Chi! In a fractious family reunion, Shang-Chi gets to know the siblings he never knew he had, including the deadly Sister Hammer! But who among them can he trust - and who is trying to kill him? Shang-Chi will find out the hard way as his life ends up on the line - and the only one who can save him is...his father? But isn't he dead?!
Meanwhile in Shang-Chi: Earths Mightiest Martial Artist (Various) there's hellfire in Hong Kong as the Master of Kung Fu lends his deadly hands to the X-Men's cause in battle with Sebastian Shaw and the Kingpin! Then, he and Wolverine join Iron Fist and the Heroes for Hire, tackling pirates on the high seas off Madripoor! But when Mister Negative exploits the chaos of Shadowland, Shang-Chi and Spider-Man must stop the villain's Inner Demons from adding Hell's Kitchen to his criminal empire! Plus: When Arnim Zola threatens Earth, only Shang-Chi, Steve Rogers and Black Widow stand between us and oblivion! And when the Master of Kung Fu joins the Avengers, he shows exactly why he's one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes!
From the ashes of Infinity, the Avengers (Johnathon Hickman, Mike Deodato, Adam Kubert, Dustin Weaver, Stefano Caselli) evolve once again - and a new Illuminati gathers in a bid to save the multiverse! The Avengers confront a visitor from the future and familiar faces from the past! Then, the Time Gem sends the team on a journey into tomorrow - first 50, then 500, 5,000 and finally 50,000 years from now! The first Avenger meets the last, the Avengers World crumbles and the darkest secret of all is revealed! Meanwhile, the Illuminati grapples with the enigmatic Black Swan and the Mapmakers - and Black Panther and Namor have a blood feud to settle. But must a perfect world be destroyed so Earth can live?
In Pokemon: Sun and Moon vol. 1 (Hidenori Kusaka, Satoshi Yamamoto) Moon is on her way to deliver a rare Pokémon to Professor Kukui in the Alola region when she meets his good friend Sun, a courier entrusted with a special Pokédex. Sun offers to safely deliver Moon to the professor's lab... But then they tangle with a group of grunts from Team Skull and are attacked by a mysterious Pokémon!
What is this sparkling stone the mysterious Pokémon leaves behind...?
Sticking with the pocket monsters there is also Pokemon: Black and White vol. 1 (Hidenori Kusaka, Satoshi Yamamoto) in which Colress, the new leader of Team Plasma, is attacking the Unova region. His machines control Pokémon, wielding their powers for evil instead of good. Fortunately, a way to jam the signals is stored on a memory card. But who has the card...? A girl at the Pokémon Trainers' School! Maybe that's why our hero is such a flirt-he's just doing his job gathering intel. But he'd better stop playing the field and find that card fast before someone beats him to it!
Homeless and haunted by ghosts, high schooler Kogarashi thinks his luck has finally turned when he finds Yuragi-sou: a cheap boarding house that was formerly a hot springs inn, now full of super sexy, scantily clad female tenants. Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs (Tadahiro Miura) vol. 13 hits the racks and there's a duel for a love potion on the line, and the whole Yuragi-sou crew are embroiled in a game of water gun survival! They'll be pitting their strength and wits against one another to win the ultimate wet t-shirt battle royale. Meanwhile, Kogarashi undergoes some changes to his psychic powers which will require him to be even more hands-on with Yuuna than usual...
In Deep Scar vol. 1, (Rossella Sergi) Sofia is a quiet, shy young woman who's never been away from home for long. When she moves to Turin for school, it's her first time away from her family and her boyfriend Luca. But her new roommate, Veronica, leads a life very different from hers: she prefers evenings in the company of beautiful boys! Meanwhile, Luca dreads the influence of Veronica and her entourage on Sofia, and especially the presence of the enigmatic Lorenzo, who seems to be a little too interested in his girlfriend...
Check out all this week's releases below and we hope to see you in the shop soon!!