Sorry for the delayed weekly update - Shopify exploded last night and was down when the post should have gone up - Regardless it's another busy week for comics so let's dive in...
PSA first - If you are a Walking Dead fan then grab your copy and read as soon as possible this week as it's a key issue!
Marvel welcome their favourite feline to her first ever on-going series this week with the release of Black Cat #1 (Jed MacKay, Travel Foreman, Michael Dowling, Nao Fuji). Sticking with the Spider-Verse there is also Marvel Super-Hero Adventures: Spider-Man OGN (Daniel Kibblesmith, Jeff Loveness, Mario Del Pennino). There is also a one-shot from one of the best teams ever to work on the Big Guy, Incredible Hulk: Last Call (Peter David, Dale Keown) They also have the second volume of Venom hitting shelves today, as well as The Art of Skottie Young (Jess Harrold, Skottie Young) taking us on a retrospective of the creators Marvel work over the years. Lastly from Marvel, Cosmo the Space Dog narrates us through Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #1 (Al Ewing, More, Donny Cates, Yildiray Cinar, Ibrahim Moustafa) to catch us up on where the Guardians have been lately...
DC are having a quiet one after their mammoth efforts last week, but are still popping in to offer Nightwing: Night Terrors (Ben Percy, Scott Lobdell, Fabian Nicieza, Travis Moore, Garry Brown, Davide Gianfelice, Klaus Janson, Patrick Zircher, Will Conrad), featuring the baby bat facing the alter ego of Dr Jonathon Crane: The Scarecrow!
On the indie trade front Image are blessing us with the first volume of Die (Kieron Gillen, Stephanie Hans), in which we follow a role-play group back into the game that they barely escaped from with their lives when teenagers. Sticking with the weird on wonderful is Imaginary Fiends vol. 1 (Tim Seeley, Stephen Molnar) which sees the worst things a childs brain can conjure infiltrating reality... and they're bad!
Failsafe vol. 1 (F. j. Desanto, Todd Farmer, Federico Dallocchio) take us into a world of super-soldiers and sleeper agents, while My Little Pony: Nightmare Knights (Jeremy Whitley, Tony Fleecs) can best be described as Suicide Squad in Esquestria. Minecraft vol 1 (Sfe R. Monster, Sarah Graley) is the first graphic novel set in the world of the worldwide smash computer game, and Hotel Dare (Terry Blas, Claudia Aguirre) sees teenagers stuck helping in a hotel that is much more than meets the eye.
Ragnarok vol 1 (Walter Simonson) is a masterclass in Norse mythology, Grand Abyss Hotel (Marcos Prior, David Rubin) is this weeks entry for broadly satirical dystopian fantasy, whilst also being hyper-violent and action packed. Plus Man-eaters vol 2 (Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk), Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Lost Chronicles vol 2 (Caleb Goellner, Various), The Dreaming vol 1 (Si Spurrier, Neil Gaiman, Bilquis Evely, Abigail Larson) and Dark Souls: Age of Fire (Ryan O'Sullivan, Anton Kokarev) all hit the shelves this week.
Just in time for the release of the new TV-adaptation is an omnibus edition of The Boys (Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson) which collects the first 14 issues of the dark and definitely adults-only series that looks at who keep and eye to make sure the super-powered heroes stay super. Also out is the first volume of Cemetery Beach (Warren Ellis, Jason Howard), from the same team that brought us the (also being adapted for TV) hit Trees.
For single issues the indies have a whole raft of newbies this week, such as Thumbs #1 (Sean Lewis, Hayden Sherman) which images a world where a tech-giant turns his app users into an army. Ignited #1 (Mark Waid, Kwanza Osajyefo, Philippe Briones) sees teenagers responding to trauma in new - and superpowered - ways, while Lady Mechanika Sangre #1 (Joe Benitez, M. M. Chen, Brian Ching, Martin Montiel) sends our steampunk heroine to Spain.
Scout Comics have two new releases this week, Category Zero #1 (Adem Kiamil, Tom Lima) which sees a virus that everyone can contract bit not all respond to give a whole new meaning to "the one per cent", and also Princess Revolution #1 (Elaine Tipping) where three princesses have to team up to try and fight their way to their happy ever after.
Then there is Bettie Page Unbound #1 (David Avallone, Julius Ohta) where our Hollywood hottie travels to an alternate dimension to find herself wielding a sword in a chainmail bikini against the Great Old Ones... I hate it when that happens, don't you?
You can see the rest of the week's releases below and let us know if something needs to teleport into your pull list - See you all in the shop soon & have a great week!