Whew, it is a biiiig day for new releases on the Indie side of the coin, so lets start off with and bang, and the latest new issue form Dynamite, Red Sonja #1. Bringing back the She-Devil of The Hyrkanian Steppes are Mark Russell and Mirko Colak for a new adventure of barbarianism, mayhem and swordplay. Also from Dynamite this week is Battlestar Galactica Twilight Command #1, a must read for fans of the cult-classic series, telling the tale of a garrison of freedom fighters determined to save the last of the human race from the dreaded Cylons!
Top Cow are jumping into the current political landscape with both feet for their new title Vindication, a four issue minis-series about racism, murder and the role of the police, from MD Marie, Carlos Miko and Dema Jr. On a lighter note Aftershock bring us Oberon #1, with the king of the fairies exiled to earth and looking to fulfil a prophecy to get his throne back. Of course... This new supernatural title comes from Ryan Parrott and Milos Slavkovic and gives us a whole new twist on a Shakespearean classic.
Plus the good folks over at Aspen are jumping into Marvels What If... territory with their new series of Aspen Visions. Starting with Fathom: Spinning Our Fate #1 from Blake Northcott and Michael Sta. Maria, set in an alternative Victorian world.
Plus if none of that floats your boat, then from the classic Big Two there's a bevy of titles but only one or two new releases, including Female Furies #1 (of 6) from Cecil Castellucci, Adriana Melo and Francesco Mattina. I'm going to copy and paste the description direct from the solicits because I have no idea what half of this means but it sounds EPIC! "All their lives the Female Furies have been raised to be the meanest, most cunning and most ruthless fighting force on all of Apokolips. So why are Granny Goodness' girls left behind every time the men go to war? With the might of New Genesis hanging over the planet, and the Forever People making mincemeat out of Darkseid's army, Granny thinks it's about time that changed.
And so, Big Barda, Aurelie, Mad Harriet, Lashina, Bernadeth and Stompa set out to beat the boys at their own game. Little do they know the game is rigged-and one accidental murder could spell disaster for them all!" See - total confusion but in the best possible way.
On the Marvel side of the coin there is another new Daredevil title, this time with Chip Zdarsky, and Marco Checchetto taking on the man without fear, plus Peter Quill makes his debut into the Marvel Old Folks Home with Old Man Quill #1 (of 12) from Ethan Sacks, Robert Gill and John Tyler Christopher. The 80th anniversary celebrations also continue with Gunhawks #1, a tale of justice, old West style from the talents of Maria Lapham, David Lapham, Luca Pizzari and Gerardo Zaffino. Rounding out the Marvel newbies this week is the long-awaited (and catchy-titled) Age of X-Man Marvelous X-Men #1 with a creative team of Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson, Marco Failla and Carlos Pacheco bringing back some of the classic X-characters that we all know and love.
Phew - That's it for us this time round folks, don't forget to let us know what you would like added to your pull lists from this weeks releases. See you all in the shop soon & have a great week!