The cold, calculating machine-brain of Challengers, Dal's professional demeanor hides a heart that runs almost entirely on comics and graphic novels. In the trenches of comics retail for almost as long as Patrick, Dal's ready to debate the merits of today's most acclaimed creators and point out the hidden gems of the past. He also occasionally smiles. I saw it once. I think.
Each month, dozens of new titles are available to order. We'd like to take this opportunity to provide you, our valued subscribers, with a list of many of the new one-shots, mini-series, and ongoing series available starting in June 2019. If you see anything on the following list that you'd like added to your subscriptions, just let us know. Orders for these titles are due in by April 19th. After that point, we can't guarantee any orders placed, but we'll do our best to have them here for you. If you've got any questions, please let us know. Thanks!
Strap in, Fellow Challenger, as this is the week comic reading dreams are made of! SO! SO! MANY! Great new books are out this week!! For reals! --HIGHLY RECOMMENDED-- ASSASSIN NATION #1 Two-time Eisner award winner ERICA HENDERSON (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) teams up with KYLE STARKS (RIck and Morty) for a hilarious twist on the hitman trope. The World's Former Greatest Hitman hires the 20 best assassins in the world to be his bodyguards. These mean-as-hell hired guns and murderers must work together to keep the new crime boss safe while attempting to solve the mystery of who's trying to off him. LITTLE BIRD #1 Director/screenwriter DARCY VAN POELGEEST boasts a long list of awards and accolades for his storytelling prowess and brings the same writing finesse to IAN BERTRAM's breathtakingly detailed artwork in the gorgeous, hyper-detailed miniseries LITTLE BIRD. LITTLE BIRD follows a young resistance fighter who battles against an oppressive American Empire and searches for her own identity in a world on fire. SHE COULD FLY TP An unknown woman flying at fantastic speeds and spectacular heights suddenly explodes mid-air. No one knows who she was, how she flew, or why. Luna Brewster, a disturbed 15-year-old girl, becomes obsessed with learning everything about her while rumors and conspiracy theories roil. Will cracking the secrets of the Flying Woman lead to the liberation of her troubled mind? Written by Christopher Cantwell (co-creator/showrunner of AMC's Halt and Catch Fire). --NEW TITLES OF NOTE-- GOON #1 The next era in the legacy of The Goon starts here! This all new series marks The Goon's return to Albatross Funnybooks and is just in time to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the book. Eric Powell takes the series to its humor-based roots as Goon & Franky return from strange adventures abroad to find a horde of unsavory characters have filled the void left in his absence from Lonely Street. AGE OF CONAN BELIT #1 Her name alone conjures fear up and down the coasts of the Hyborian Age. And the sight of her ship, the Tigress, is an omen of despair for any town in the pirate queen's path! The AGE OF CONAN kicks off with one of Conan's most formidable - and memorable - female compatriots, in an all-new story revealing how she became the undisputed QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST! MAGNIFICENT MS MARVEL #1 Ms. Marvel is back! But it's not business as usual in Jersey City. Aliens are wreaking havoc in Kamala's corner of the world, and they seem weirdly interested in Ms. Marvel...and her family. Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT, EXILES) and rising star Minkyu Jung (Batgirl, Nightwing) take the reigns of one of Marvel's most beloved new characters! You won't want to miss this shocking start of a new era! BATMAN WHO LAUGHS THE GRIM KNIGHT #1 Ripped from Batman's greatest nightmares, the Grim Knight is his world's most dangerous vigilante, unafraid to use any weapon and go to any lengths to stop those whom he deems worthy of death. Trained with the finest arsenal Wayne money can buy, learn the secret origin of the second-deadliest Batman, hand selected by the Batman Who Laughs to bring his dark plans to fruition. CALAMITY KATE #1 Kate Strand reboots her destructive life and moves to LA to be the superhero she always wanted to be-Calamity Kate: gun-toting monster killer. With her latest career change, she faces new challenges, relationships, and competition; desperate to show she's worth a damn in a world overrun by zombies, vampires, demons, goblins, and the ultimate monster bounty: the Seven Fabled Beasts of Yore. TRANSFORMERS #1 This is the Cybertron-- the planet Optimus Prime and Megatron vie for in this bold new origin-a world of seemingly endless peace! All that changes when Bumblebee and Windblade take a newly-forged Cybertronian on his first voyage through this world of wonders-they are confronted by the hard reality of the first murder to have occurred on Cybertron in living memory! VAMPIRONICA TP VOL 01 When Veronica Lodge is bitten by a centuries-old vampire, her thirst for blood threatens to turn Riverdale into a haven for the undead. Will she put an end to the vampire threat or give in to her blood lust? Archie Horror's latest series paints Riverdale red in the vampiric first collection by siblings Greg & Meg Smallwood! RIVERDALE SEASON 3 #1 Take a deeper dive into some of the skeletons buried in and around Riverdale as well as hidden and unexpected connections to the Farm and the Game. Everyone is hiding something in this companion to the third season of the massive hit CW series Riverdale --DON’T OVERLOOK-- BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #3, SUPERMAN #9, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17, TMNT SHREDDER IN HELL #2, X-23 #10, WONDER TWINS #2, and LITTLE BIRD #1 (so good we’re mentioning it again!!). We hope you've been saving your pennies for this week!!
Well what do you know? We’re getting the first issue of DOOMSDAY CLOCK for 2019 and it’s only March! Clearly 2019 is already a year of miracles! --TITLES OF NOTE-- COSMIC GHOST RIDER DESTROYS MARVEL HISTORY #1 Written by noted comedian and podcaster Paul Scheer! The Cosmic Ghost Rider is stuck in the past, so he might as well have some fun with the origins of the Marvel Universe, right?! After going back in time and trying to kill Thanos as a baby, Frank Castle has sworn off trying to alter history. But when he arrives in Earth's past at the birth of the Fantastic Four, how can he resist jumping in on the fun?! DEATHSTROKE #41 A prelude to "The Terminus Agenda"! The road to the highly anticipated Teen Titans/Deathstroke crossover event starts here! Deathstroke's body count has grown even higher after murdering his therapist en route to escaping from Arkham Asylum, which prompts Commissioner Gordon to expose Slade's identity as Deathstroke to the public! Now the world's most wanted criminal, the walls are closing in on Slade Wilson, and a new threat, Damian Wayne's newest Teen Titans, waits around the corner. RONIN ISLAND #1 After a mysterious attack wipes out the major cities of 19th century Japan, Korea, and China, survivors from all three lands find refuge on a hidden island and build a new society. MORNING IN AMERICA #1 The year is 1983. A series of disappearances afflicts Tucker, Ohio following the opening of a mysterious new factory. But when the town finds itself under siege from strange monsters, it's up to intrepid girl gang of no-account teen delinquents to try and figure out what's happening-and save everyone's lives before it's too late. DOMINO HOTSHOTS #1 Domino and her pals Outlaw and Diamondback are caught between warring nations! And it'll take a whole new crew of international women of mystery to sort it out! Featuring the titanic talents of Gail Simone (Birds of Prey) and David Baldeón (Spirits of Vengeance)! MEET THE SKRULLS #1 The Warners are your typical family. Dad works at Stark. Mom works in a senator's office. Jennifer and Alice are students at Stamford High School. The only thing that makes them different is that they're shape-shifting Skrulls and have infiltrated our society to pave the way for a Skrull invasion. A bold new look at the Skrulls that will test even YOUR loyalty. Yes, this is a real thing. --DON’T OVERLOOK-- DOOMSDAY CLOCK #9, AVENGERS #16, PAPER GIRLS #26, A WALK THROUGH HELL #8,GREEN LANTERN #5, IMMORTAL HULK #14 and DIE #4. The next thing you’ll tell me is that SAGA will return in 2019! Here’s hoping!
Each month, dozens of new titles are available to order. We'd like to take this opportunity to provide you, our valued subscribers, with a list of many of the new one-shots, mini-series, and ongoing series available starting in May 2019. If you see anything on the following list that you'd like added to your subscriptions, just let us know. Orders for these titles are due in by March 22nd. After that point, we can't guarantee any orders placed, but we'll do our best to have them here for you. If you've got any questions, please let us know. Thanks!
You fought well, February, but you’re on your way out and New Comics are still here!! New Comics win every time! --HIGHLY RECOMMENDED-- HEROES IN CRISIS #6 Get a deeper look into the inner workings of Sanctuary. When heroes visited the facility, they relived their trauma through virtual reality, contending with the events that brought them there in the hope of reaching a meaningful resolution. That is, until the trauma took over and escalated these personal events into a full-blown crisis! Find out what pushed one of the superheroes over the edge and how it broke the machine. This special issue reunites the Eisner Award-winning MISTER MIRACLE team of writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads! MAN-EATERS VOL 01 Adolescent girls can be real monsters. Maude is twelve-which is just about that age when some girls turn into flesh-eating wildcats. As her detective dad investigates a series of strange mauling attacks, Maude begins to worry that she might be the killer. From the creative team that brought you Mockingbird, this collects the first arc of the unconventional coming-of-age tale and all-new never-before-published extras! --NEW TITLE OF NOTE-- FORGOTTEN QUEEN #1 Long ago, the mighty generals of the Mongol Empire rode from Siberia to Carpathia and conquered all who stood in their way. Legends tell of a witch who walked with them, who could infect the hearts of any warriors in her midst with an unquenchable thirst for battle and bloodshed... a War Monger. And now she is walking again. --DON’T OVERLOOK-- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #2, WICKED + DIVINE #42, ACTION COMICS #1008, CAPTAIN AMERICA #8, and DETECTIVE COMICS #999! Okay, March, you’re up! Let’s see what you got…