There's a bit of a blood nutrition theme to the new releases this week!
Bleed Them Dry #1 (Hiroshi Koizumi, Eliot Rahal, Dike Ruan) is futuristic vampire cyberpunk, and if that doesn't sell you on a book then I can't help you... Speaking of helping, the best friend a slayer could ask for is back with her own book in Buffy The Vampire Slayer : Willow #1 (Mariko Tamaki, Natacha Bustos) and the queer witch is headed off on her own to try a new school and forge her own path. What could possibly go wrong?! Upon returning to his home town - and all it's memories - to bury his father, a small town cop discovers there is something worse than the past lurking in Killadelphia (Rodney Barnes, Jason Shawn Alexander). Finally with this theme there is the Vampire State Building hardcover (Patrick Renault Ange, Charlie Adlard) which sees a popular tourist destination turned into a literal death trap for one unfortunate group of friends.
It's fire and brimstone time in Rick and Morty Go To Hell #1 (Ryan Ferrier, Constanza Oroza), there is a mix of new and old in the 2000AD Summer Special 2020 (various) and vintage detective stories in the Classic Pulp: Ellery Queen one shot (various).
Trade wise there's a bountiful choice this week, starting with multiple-Eisner nominated Crowded vol. 2 (Christopher Sebela, Ro Stein, Ted Brandt) in which Vita tries to stop Charlie from getting killed and Charlie does her best to keep them both in trouble; Everything vol.1 (Christopher Cantwell, I. N. J. Culbard) featuring a shiny new department store that is having troubling effects on the mental health of the local residents, and Steeple vol. 1 (John Allison) which has demon-fighting priests, Satanic barmaids and a miniature Rapture. Plus Project Mayhem is a thing of the past, and it's only going to get weirder from here on out in the Fight Club 3 hardcover (Chuck Palahniuk, Cameron Stewart), which collects the entire 12 issue mini series.
Venture into ice age America in Bering Strait vol. 1 (Tom Manning) for a story of tribalism, ideology, and manifest destiny, visit an America that walled itself off for over a century in Undiscovered Country vol. 1 (Scott Snyder, Charles Soule, Daniele Orlandini, Matt Wilson, Giuseppe Camuncoli) and journey with an astral projecting cat and her military puppet masters in Strayed vol. 1 (Carlos Giffoni, Juan Doe).
Marvel are back with another event (because of course they are) as Empyre: Fantastic Four #0 (Dan Slott, R. B. Silva) sees the first family watch the final battle between Kree and Skrull - but they aren't the only ones watching...
Some books can be described as "seminal", and one of those books is getting a new edition this week, in the form of X-Men: God Loves Man Kills #1 of 2 (Chris Claremont, Brent Anderson). Speaking of seminal, Eisner-award nominated - and favourite - The Immortal Hulk vol. 2 hardcover (Al Ewing, Joe Bennett) hits the shelves this week. Lastly from Marvel this week is The Amazing Spider-Man vol.7 (Nick Spencer, Patrick Gleason, Oscar Bazaldua) is released, and see 2099 Spidey coming back to the present day to team up with his predecessor.
From a galaxy far, far away there is Star Wars Legends: Epic Collection vol. 3 (John Ostrander, Jan Duursema, David Ross) featuring a range of tales of the Skywalker family and more.
Just the two releases from DC this week, with DCeased: Dead Planet #1 (Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine) getting the old gang back together after the 2019 miniseries. Also this week there is Wonder Woman: Her Greatest Victories (Gerry Conway, George Perez, Len Wein, Greg Rucka, Geoff Johns, Tim Seeley, George Perez, Tony S. Daniel, Nicola Scott, Bilquis Evely, others) which is actually quite self-explanatory...
For kids there is the Sonic The Hedgehog Annual 2020 (various), and finally for manga fans there is Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs vol. 9 (Tadahiro Miura) featuring poltergeists, chocolates and forced marriage...
Check out all this week's releases below!