Remember when the 5th Wednesday of the month meant less new comics? Us, neither. This week’s list of New Comics and Graphic Novels is… Barbaric! Hahahaha! That’s hilarious! Get it? Barbaric #1 comes out this week! And it’s GOOD. AND we’re having writer/creator Michael Moreci in to sign it from 11am-1pm on Wednesday!
—RECOMMENDED— • BARBARIC #1 Owen the Barbarian has been cursed to do good with what remains of his life. His bloodthirsty weapon, Axe, has become his moral compass with a drinking problem. Together they wander the realm, foredoomed to help any who seek assistance. But there is one thing Owen hates more than a life with rules: Witches. Welcome to the skull-cracking, blood-splattering, mayhem-loving comic brave enough to ask: How can a man sworn to do good do so much violence? Hah! F***ing with you. It's just...BARBARIC. • UNITED STATES CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 A Captain America limited series written by Christopher Cantwell? Sign me UP! The shield has been stolen! No one understands the value of the shield like those who've wielded it, so Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson set out on a road trip across America to chase down the thief. But instead, they find the Captains, everyday people from all walks of life who've taken up the mantle of Captain America to defend their communities. And for some reason, the shield thief wants them all dead.
—NEW BOOKS OF NOTE— • BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER TEA TIME #1 Rupert Giles has been many things - Sunnydale's foremost occult expert, high school librarian, mentor, and father figure - but Buffy and the Scooby Gang are totally unprepared for... Giles the vampire! • GREEN ARROW 80TH ANNIVERSARY An all-star lineup of Green Arrow creators, alongside some of the gifted creators of the modern era who have been inpsired by Oliver Queen, unite to pay tribute to the Battling Bowman. • INFINITE FRONTIER SECRET FILES #1 Take a look inside Director Bones personal database for stories featuring Jade and Obsidian, the children of the original Green Lantern; Psycho–Pirate, the scourge of many a Crisis on many an Earth; President Superman, the Mutliverse’s ultimate beacon of hope; Roy Harper, back from the dead; and just who are the Totality…? • MIGHTY CRUSADERS THE SHIELD America's first patriotic superhero, The Shield, has persevered through countless challenges and always manages to come out on top! But what happens when forces beyond anyone's control threaten The Shield's legacy of fighting for truth and justice? Follow Joe Higgins as The Shield (and get ready for some surprises!) in this new one-shot comic featuring art by Rob Liefeld. • PARASOMNIA #1 After his son disappears, a broken-down man braves a nightmarish dreamscape in order to find him-and battle the ruthless cult that seeks to rule the land of dreams as the barrier between realities starts to collapse. For fans of The Sixth Gun, Harrow County, and Locke & Key. • POWER RANGERS UNLIMITED EDGE OF DARKNESS #1 Answering Zordon's call, the Phantom Ranger investigates the aftermath of an Empyreal attack. Only to discover their connection to an ancient evil he encountered long ago... which may have finally returned to threaten the entire universe.
—DON’T OVERLOOK— DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #10, BETA RAY BILL #4, KAIJUMAX SEASON 6 #2, CROSSOVER #7 (written by and STARRING Chip Zdarsky!!), RED ROOM #2, and the final chapter of the Hellfire Gala, X-FACTOR #10.
Such a big, company-wide week for pretty much everyone! Marvel ends HEROES REBORN with HEROES RETURN #1 while DC starts their INFINITE FRONTIER #1 and Todd McFarlane unleashes SPAWN’S UNIVERSE! The HELLFIRE GALA has 3 more chapters and the STAR WARS WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS rages on. And as a bonus for all you Challengers Wonder Woman fans, all our copies of WONDER WOMAN BLACK & GOLD #1 are signed by writer AJ Mendez!
—HIGHLY RECOMMENDED— • VINYL #1 PLASTIC creators DOUG WAGNER and DANIEL HILLYARD return with Eisner Award winner DAVE STEWART for an unsettling tale of psychopaths, sweet love, and a serial killer named Walter. When Walter's best friend, the FBI agent charged with his capture, is kidnapped by a death cult of all-female sunflower farmers, Walter finds himself deep within an underground labyrinth filled with secrets and monsters... but are their monsters more horrific than his?
—NEW BOOKS OF NOTE— • HEROES RETURN #1 An epic, oversize slugfest between the Squadron Supreme and an otherworldly group of Avengers for the final fate of the whacked-out world of HEROES REBORN. • INFINITE FRONTIER #1 When our heroes saved the Muliverse from Perpetua in Dark Nights: Death Metal, everything was put back where it belonged...and we do mean everything. All the damage from all the Crises was undone, and heroes long thought gone returned from whatever exile they had been in. Most of them, at least. • BATMAN REPTILIAN #1 What strikes fear into the hearts of those who terrorize Gotham? It used to be Batman, but something far more frightening than a mere man stalks the shadows—and it’s after Gotham’s villains. How savage must a monster be to haunt the dreams of monsters? Pick up this dark and bone-chilling tale by comics legends Garth Ennis and Liam Sharp to find out! • BLACK HAMMER REBORN #1 It's twenty years later, and Lucy, and the world, have moved on. Living in the suburbs of Spiral City, Lucy is married and has children. But all is not blissful. Her marriage is falling apart, her job has reached a dead end, and for mysterious reasons, she hasn't picked up the hammer in years. But, as her domestic life begins to crumble, the secrets of the last twenty years, and the reasons Lucy really gave up being Black Hammer, begin to resurface, threatening her family, and the peace she has tried hard to find for herself. • SPAWN UNIVERSE #1 A double-sized issue that begins a storyline so huge that three NEW SPAWN-related monthly titles will spill out from it. • WONDER WOMAN BLACK & GOLD #1 DC Comics proudly presents a new anthology series starring the Amazon Princess embellished in the the color of her famous lasso. You won’t want to miss this thrilling series celebrating the woman who inspires us all…and that’s the truth! Featuring a lead-off story by Chicago’s own AJ Mendez, who also signed all of our copies! • CHECKMATE #1 The Justice League itself cannot be trusted. The mysterious MR. KING has helped Green Arrow assemble the greatest team of super-spies the world has ever seen and they will have to outsmart the smartest people in the world before they destroy everything! • GAMMA FLIGHT #1 Gamma Flight had one job: Find and stop the Hulk. But when push came to smash, they sided with the Green Goliath-and the human world intends to make them regret it. Puck, Absorbing Man, Titania, Doc Sasquatch, Dr. Charlene McGowan and a horribly changed Rick Jones are fugitives from every known authority-but a team that full of gamma is bound to break before long. Al Ewing, Crystal Frasier and Lan Medina mastermind a whole new world of gamma! • GOOD LUCK #1 What if Luck was quantifiable, and something everyone was born with? Everyone, except the Unfortunates - teenagers born with absolutely zero luck. Now with the world mysteriously plunged into chaos and reality itself threatened, they will be our only hope to save the world. Our last hope is those with no chance of success... the only thing anyone can wish them is Good Luck. • MARVELS VOICES PRIDE #1 Marvel Comics is proud to present its first ever queer-centered anthology! • SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 30TH ANNIV SPEC After 30 years of going fast, it's time for fans to celebrate the speediest hedgehog of all time! It's an unbelievable birthday celebration for Sonic the Hedgehog with his first Classic Sonic special!
Tom King has done amazing work with Vision, Adam Strange, Superman, Batman and Mister Miracle, and now he turns his attention to SUPERGIRL, THE WOMAN OF TOMORROW! And the HELLFIRE GALA rages on!! Also don’t overlook the 2nd issue of TIME BEFORE TIME as well as the rest of this week’s nifty comics!
—HIGHLY RECOMMENDED— • SUPERGIRL WOMAN OF TOMORROW #1 By TOM KING and BILQUIS EVELY. Just when Supergirl thinks she’s had enough, everything changes. An alien girl seeks her out for a vicious mission. Her world has been destroyed, and the bad guys responsible are still out there. She wants revenge, and if Supergirl doesn’t help her, she’ll do it herself, whatever the cost. • PLANET-SIZED X-MEN #1 The HELLFIRE GALA rages on, but bigger things are afoot a world away. Make no mistake - this is an X-Men book drawn by superstar artist Pepe Larraz. It is absolutely the most important issue of the month, yet this description is terrible!!
—NEW BOOKS OF NOTE— • STATIC SEASON ONE #1 At long last, the most famous face of the Milestone Universe is making his shocking return! • SAVE YOURSELF #1 What if Magical Girls weren't Earth's champions at all? • HEROES REBORN WEAPON X FINAL FLIGHT #1 In a world without the Avengers, the Squadron Supreme protects and defends the interests of America! But where does that leave a country like Canada? The Great White North is now a wasteland. Their forests are scorched. Their provinces annexed. Their people barely surviving. Who will stand up and protect them from the supremacy of the Squadron? • NORSE MYTHOLOGY II #1 Explore the origins of poetry-good and bad-in this tale of malicious dwarfs, suspicious giants, and the wise god Kvasir, whose eventual fate leads to the creation of a powerful mead that many will fight and die for. Faithfully adapted from the Neil Gaiman novel! • REPRESENT #1 From DC Comics. New voices present relevant, topical visions of social change and personal histories, some true-to-life while others are semi-fictionalized accounts of real experiences. All have one thing in common—innovative styles and compelling stories which examine how our culture builds understanding, tracing society’s arc toward justice as we evolve in pursuit of a more just and compassionate world. • COMPASS #1 Shahidah El-Amin is many things: scholar, cartographer, astronomer, mathematician, scientist, explorer, adventurer, and - when need be - two-fisted fighter. Setting out from Baghdad's legendary House of Wisdom during the Islamic Golden Age, Shahi's quest brings her to 13th-century Britain... where the Welsh are whispered to possess the secret of eternal life. But Shahi's not the only one after it... • SEVEN SWORDS #1 A weary and jaded D'Artagnan is drawn into a final conflict with the wicked Cardinal Richelieu, whose ruthless quest for power has led him to the supernatural. But the Last Musketeer can't defeat these infernal enemies alone. To save the world, he'll need to join forces with seven iconic swashbuckling heroes: Don Juan, Captain Blood, Cyrano de Bergerac, to name a few. • JUPITERS LEGACY REQUIEM #1 The next chapter in 2021's Netflix global failure begins here as MARK MILLAR returns for the sequel to one of his most critically acclaimed comics that bombed as a live-action series.
—DON’T OVERLOOK— NIGHTWING #81, BRZRKR #3, HEROES REBORN #7, HELFIRE GALA (NEW MUTANTS #19, X-CORP #2), RADIANT BLACK #5, STILLWATER #8, MANY DEATHS LAILA STARR #3, and VENOM #200.