THIS WEEK'S COMICS

Titles listed in the Comics Guide come from the weekly list at the Diamond Comic Distributors Inc. website, and are subject to change. The information in the Comics Guide comes not only from Diamond but from solicitations, press releases and previews released by the publishers, except for random comments by Captain Comics (in blue).

BEST BETS

For more information on Best Bets titles, consult the Guide below. Titles are grouped by Action Lab, Archie, Dark Horse, DC Comics, Dynamite, IDW, Image, Marvel, Valant and Other Publications.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.4 (Marvel, $3.99): Marvel has practically made a cottage industry of stories about Spider-Man's first year, but by and large they have been good and help remind us what made this character so fresh, unique and ... well, amazing back in the long-before time. This four-issue series was written Dan Slott, who has done a lot to bring the magic back to the web-swinger in recent years.

BOB'S BURGERS #1 (Dynamite, $3.99): I confess I've never seen the cartoon, but if you have, this might be for you.

DEADPOOL VS. CARNAGE (TPB, Marvel, $16.99): Marvel billed the miniseries collected here as "good crazy vs. bad crazy," although critics of Deadpool's popularity might question which is which. But if you like your humor black, and your hero fruity as a nutcake, this is for you.

FABLES VOL 20 (DC/Vertigo, $19.99): As this excellent series barrels to its finale, they've finally introduced one of the biggest, bestest fables of all: Camelot.

FUSE VOL 1 (Image, $9.99): From the description, this series is Outland (the Sean Connery SF movie based on High Noon) done right.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #18 (Marvel, $3.99): This "Original Sin" tie-in will explain why, several years ago, the original Nova never returned from an adventure in another universe when everyone else involved did. Only Star-Lord (now a household name) and Thanos (soon to be a household name) have known the answer to that question, and with this issue we all will, too.

HARLEY QUINN #10 (DC, $2.99): Harley Quinn has enjoyed a spike a popularity lately, and the goofy fun presented here might be a clue why.

JESSICA JONES: THE PULSE -- THE COMPLETE COLLECTION (TPB, Marvel, $34.99): When Alias the comic book debuted, it was unique. It starred an ex-superheroine who had quit the "business" due to an unexplained trauma (which eventually got explained, and it is creepy), and become a self-loathing, alcoholic private eye specializing in superhero-related cases. Jessica Jones was an unpleasant burnout, but was still relatable enough that she got a second series, The Pulse, in which she became something of a journalist. Why do you care? Because Jessica Jones will be part of the series of series Marvel and Netflix are producing, beginning with Daredevil in March 2015. You might want to get familiar with a character who will soon be invading your TV, desktop, iPad or mobile phone.

KANG & KODOS #1 (Bongo, $3.99): The incompetent, cannibal aliens from The Simpsons get their own special! (Don't let the names fool you, as they are an in-joke reference to two Klingons from the original Star Trek series.)

LADY RAWHIDE (TPB, Dynamite, $19.99): High concept: Female Zorro. Sound good? It is!

POP #1 (of 4, Dark Horse, $3.99): The idea of superheroes as celebrities has been explored before (notably in Peter Milligan's X-cellent X-Statix), but these superheroes aren't born: They're made. In a lab.

THE SECRET SERVICE (HC, Marvel, $24.99): What's more secret than the Mossad, MI-6 and the National Security Agency? It's the Kingsmen, who are a service so secret, and so good, that nobody has ever heard of them. This series is written by fan favorite Mark Millar, and has been turned into a movie coming in 2015 and starring Sam Jackson, Colin Firth, Michael Caine and Mark Hamill.

SHINOBI: NINJA PRINCESS #1 (Action Lab, $3.99): If you're looking for comics for the girls in your family, look no further. This all-ages book stars a 14-year-old ninja-in-training named Shinobi, who promises to be that elusive role model for young girls comics have such trouble producing. Oh, and did I mention she's also a princess?

TUROK DINOSAUR HUNTER VOL 1: CONQUEST (TPB, Dynamite, $16.99): Dynamite has done an excellent job re-imagining the major heroes from the Gold Key line of the 1960s (who have also had publishing stints at Acclaim, Dark Horse and Valiant). Take a look at this modern Turok and see if you agree.

WAYWARD #1 (Image, $3.50): A teenage American girl is transplanted to Japan by her mother, and her feelings of outsider-ness are exaggerated by seeing mythological creatures no one else sees. Soon she's battling these creatures, which is probably why Image describes this as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer for a new generation." If true, that would be pretty awesome -- plus, we'd learn about Japanese mythology.

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT

BO, PLUSHY GANGSTA #4 (Bimonthly)

Writer/Art/Cover: PAVVEL BALABANOV

32 pgs./ Mature Readers/ FC / $3.99

Bo and his new special forces unit are in a showdown with the Rasta Gang. It’s all out battle with our plushy protagonist, exosuits, ninja girls and Jamaican octopus-controlled zombies!

"... exosuits, ninja girls and Jamaican octopus-controlled zombies ..."

It must be ninja girl week! (See Shinobi below.)

HERO CATS OF STELLAR CITY

Writer: KYLE PUTTKAMMER

Art/Cover: MARCUS WILLIAMS (reg and var)

32 pgs./ Kids, All Ages/ FC / $3.99 / $4.99 Variant

Avengers and Justice League move over! The cutest heroes on the planet have arrived! Meet the Hero Cats of Stellar City in this spectacular first issue. Not your ordinary house cats, they're a tactical action-packed covert team dealing with extraordinary threats to humanity in ways that will amaze.

While the Superheroes and Villains of Stellar City battle it out for the fate of their world, another war rages beneath them. The HeroCats of Stellar City, A team of highly skilled house cats, protect humanity from those things that the superheroes are too busy to notice.

Join battle hardened leader Ace, the team muscle Rocco, the stalwart protector Midnight, mind reading Belle, the clever Cassiopeia and Rocket, the fastest cat in town as they battle the forces of evil to protect their home town.

Created by writer Kyle Puttkammer, and drawn by talented artists Marcus Williams and Ryan Sellers. HeroCats of Stellar City continues Action Lab Entertainment’s tradition of quality all ages comics entertainment.

Variant fold-out cover limited to 2,000 copies!

I bet getting super-felines to work together would be as hard as herding ... oh, never mind.

SHINOBI:NINJA PRINCESS #1

Writer/Art/Cover: MARTHEUS WADE

Color Assists: MARVIN CHEVEALLIER

Ink Assists: JANET WADE

Copy Edit: KEVIN WILLIAMS

Variant: TRESSA BOWLING

32 pgs / All Ages/ FC / $3.99 / $4.99 Variant

Variant cover limited to 1,500 copies!

Jishin 自信 (Confidence): 14 year-old ninja princess Shianndrea Toshigawa and her strike team  have a new mission: spy on their rivals, the Azumi Ninja Clan, and discover what secret dealings  they have with the evil Emperor of Japan. But when the plan goes awry and fellow ninja Hamasuke  is captured, can Shianndrea overcome her lack of confidence and save him before it’s too late?

Shinobi: Ninja Princess is written, illustrated and created by mastermind Martheus Wade. A prequel to Wade’s most famous creation Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa, Shinobi; Ninja Princess explores her formative years as Shianndrea struggles against her destiny. The all ages action/adventure series takes a manga inspired spin on this classic coming of age story and returns to a universe of warring clans and high adventure.

Wade’s approach is accessible to readers who may cross over from that realm but it manages to stay just light enough to attract the casual reader.  Wade, who’s work has been featured in graphic novels like Mail Order Ninja and The Bad Girls Club for IDW publishing, is joined by his wife and frequent collaborator, Janet Wade (Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa, Turra: Gun Angel)  and features a variant cover by Tressina Bowling (Hateink , Princeless: Short Stories for Warrior Women).

ARCHIE COMICS

JUGHEAD & ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #5

Script: CRAIG BOLDMAN

Art: REX LINDSEY, JIM AMASH, JACK MORELLI, BARRY GROSSMAN


Cover: JEFF SHULTZ, BOB SMITH, TITO PENA

On Sale Date: 8/13


320-page, full color comic, 
$6.99 U.S.


A day at the carnival is the perfect outing for good ol’ Jughead! Funnel cakes, cotton candy, giant lollipops, corn dogs, and … Ethel in a giant turtle suit? Ethel’s volunteered to run as mascot in the carnival fun run, and she’s challenged Jughead to compete! If she wins, Jughead has to take her out to the movies, and dinner, and a bunch of other things that Jughead wouldn’t be caught dead doing! Well, no problem, right? Jughead can outrun a teen girl in a turtle suit … even if there is all kinds of free food being given away on the race track. … Find out what happens in “The Old Shell Game,” the lead story in this summery issue of Jughead & Archie Jumbo Comics Digest! (Formerly Jughead & Archie Double Double Digest.)

MEGA MAN #40

Script:  IAN FLYNN

Art:  JAMAL PEPPERS, GARY MARTIN, JOHN WORKMAN, MATT HERMS

Cover: PATRICK "SPAZ" SPAZIANTE

"Lost in Time" Variant: COLIN LAWLER

On Sale Date: 8/20

32-page, full color comic, $3.99 U.S.

The PULSE-POUNDING CONCLUSION to the latest crossover MEGA-event from Archie comics is here! "DAWN OF X" Part Four: The time-traveling adventure reaches its explosive finale as the mystery of Mega Man’s confrontation with the rogue Wily robot is revealed!  X and the Maverick Hunters have their final showdown with the mechanical monsters!  And Xander Payne’s fate comes to a startling conclusion!  Don’t miss this crossover between iconic eras, with a SHOCKER-ENDING that will blow your mind! Featuring all-new cover art from Mega-artist supreme PATRICK "SPAZ" SPAZIANTE and a time-spanning variant cover by Colin Lawler!

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG: COUNTDOWN TO CHAOS (TPB)

Script: IAN FLYNN

Art: EVAN STANLEY, LAMAR WELLS, TRACY YARDLEY, JERRY GAYLORD, TERRY AUSTIN, JOHN WORKMAN, JACK MORELLI, MATT HERMS and STEVE DOWNER

Cover: BEN BATES



$12.99/$14.99CAN


6 5/8 x 10 3/16”


TR
120pp, Full Color


Direct Market On-Sale Date: 7/23

IT ALL BEGINS HERE! Moving at the speed of sound, keeping the world free from robotic tyranny -- it’s SONIC THE HEDGEHOG! Spin-dashing directly out of the MEGA-SMASH “Sonic/Mega Man: WORLDS COLLIDE” story arc, “Countdown to Chaos” speeds into brand new comic book stories with new friends, new foes and new adventures! The entire planet has been rocked by Dr. Eggman’s Super Genesis Wave! Sonic wakes up to a world and a life he doesn’t recognize! It’s up to him to gather up his friends -- the Freedom Fighters -- and figure out what’s been changed. Meanwhile, below his very feet, a new threat is threatening to burst out!

SONIC UNIVERSE #67

Script:  IAN FLYNN

Art:  TRACY YARDLEY, JIM AMASH, JACK MORELLI, MATT HERMS

Cover: TRACY YARDLEY, BEN HUNZEKER

Pixel Cut Scene Variant: RYAN JAMPOLE

On Sale Date: 8/27

32-page, full color comic, $3.99 U.S.

BRAND NEW STORY ARC! The events of "Shadow Fall" and "Chaos Caper" have clashed to collision in the epic new tale -- "Total Eclipse" Part One! The third chapter in the DARK TRILOGY begins here as Team Dark comes to Angel Island on the hunt for Eclipse.  But Knuckles isn’t known for his hospitality!  Sparks begin to fly as he and Shadow clash over how to protect the world!  Meanwhile, the sinister Eclipse hunts our heroes! It's the first-ever SU TRILOGY and you'll be in on the ground floor with this titanic new issue, featuring cover art from TRACY YARDLEY and a special "PIXEL CUTSCENE" variant from Ryan Jampole!

DARK HORSE

ARCHIE ARCHIVES VOL 10 (HC)

Writer: SCOTT FLEMING

Writer/Art: BILL WOGGON, RAY GILL

Art: AL FAGALY, BILL VIGODA, IRVING NOVICK , JOE EDWARDS

FC, 264 pages, $59.99

HC, 6 5/8" x 10 3/16"

By 1948, America’s favorite teenager was headlining a radio program, a newspaper strip, and three comic books -- Archie, Pep and Laugh! Dark Horse Comics and Archie Comics are back with over 200 pages of wild wackiness from all three series’ Golden Age! Collecting Archie Comics #32-34, Pep Comics #67-79 and Laugh Comics #27-28!

Very shortly now Dark Horse will have collected every Archie story to appear in the 1940s. They deserve some kind of award for that!

BALTIMORE: THE WITCH OF HARJU #2 (of 3)

Writers: MIKE MIGNOLA, CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN

Art: PETER BERGTING

Colors: DAVE STEWART

Cover: BEN STENBECK

FC, 32 pages, $3.50

Miniseries

Burials and bloody rituals!

Baltimore investigates a small town in Estonia where the Red King has been seen. But he has little luck getting the townsfolk to speak with him, and a farmhouse full of broken, bloodied bodies is his only lead.

• Art by Peter Bergting (The Portent, Domovoi).

• The story moves beyond the novel for the first time!

BLOOD BLOCKADE BATTLEFRONT VOL 6 (TPB)

Writer/Art/Cover: YASUHIRO NIGHTOW

B&W, 192 pages, $12.99

TPB, 4 5/8” x 7 1/4"

Jerusalem’s Lot -- the Big Apple gone to otherworldly hell -- has unique crime problems. One of the Lot’s yakuza gangs is looking to up their armor, and dealers from the Beyond can provide serious arcane firepower that may be more than even the special agents of Libra can handle!
• From Yasuhiro Nightow, creator of Trigun and Gungrave!

Trigun: Badlands Rumble animated film now available in North American markets.

• “Everything we’ve come to expect from Nightow, all done up in his signature style.” -- Comic Attack

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #14

Writer: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

Pencils: MANUEL GARCIA

Inks: BIT

Colors: MARTA MARTINEZ

Cover: DECLAN SHALVEY, JORDAN BELLAIRE

FC, 32 pages, $2.99

Ongoing

Time is running out for Captain Midnight, as Tempus ups the stakes by taking a small town hostage. Faced with an awful choice, Captain Midnight can only protect the innocent townsfolk by releasing his dangerous inventions to a lunatic. It’s the good of the many or the good of the few, and Cap doesn’t have much time to decide: Save the hostages or protect the world?

One of Comic Book Resources’ nine titles you should be reading!

“Project Black Sky is a pretty bold initiative for Dark Horse. ... With their flagship offering in this line ... they have nailed it.” -- Comic Bastards

I always wonder ... when I see ... quotes with this many ... ellipses, what was ... left out.

CONAN VOL 16: THE SONG OF BELIT (HC)

Writer: BRIAN WOOD

Art: PAUL AZACETA, RICCARDO BURCHIELLI, LEANDRO FERNANDEZ

Colors: DAVE STEWART

Cover: MASSIMO CARNEVALE

FC, 176 pages, $24.99

HC, 7" x 10"

Brian Wood’s epic and acclaimed adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s “Queen of the Black Coast” reaches its heart-rending conclusion! This thrilling volume collects issues #19-25 of the Dark Horse Comics series Conan the Barbarian.

• Wood’s acclaimed run reaches its earth-shattering conclusion!

• With the Legend of Conan film set for 2014, Dark Horse’s Conan is essential reading!

• Don’t miss Brian Wood’s Star Wars!

“I will never read comics the same way again.” -- Comic Bastards

“Highly recommended.” -- Unleash the Fanboy

“Shouldn’t be missed by anyone.” -- Multiversity Comics

CONAN THE AVENGER #15

Writer: FRED VAN LENTE

Art: EDUARDO FRANCISCO

Colors: MICHAEL ATIYEH

Cover: DAN SCOTT

FC, 32 pages, $3.50

Ongoing

Conan’s ally Agara has been imprisoned after learning a deadly truth -- can he get word to Conan in time? Meanwhile, a witch sends a horrifying demon after Conan -- will Conan find out who is behind these terrors before fear drives the city to tear itself apart?

Fred Van Lente’s Conan is a hit!

“Highly recommended.” -- Unleash the Fanboy

“Based on [Conan and the People of the Black Circle], I’m sure Van Lente ... will do a great job.” -- Comics Bulletin

DEEP GRAVITY #2 (of 4)

Writers: GABRIEL HARDMAN, CORINNA BECHKO, MIKE RICHARDSON

Cover: GABRIEL HARDMAN, MATTHEW WILSON

Art: FERNANDO BALDO

Colors: NICK FILARDI

FC, 32 pages, $3.99

Miniseries

From the team behind Star Wars: Legacy!

An interstellar cargo ship is hit! Meteors rip through the hull and hundreds of crew members are cast into space. How will the surviving crew make it back to the planet alive?

• Written by Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko (Star Wars: Legacy, Planet of the Apes).

• From a story by Mike Richardson (47 Ronin)!

DREAM THIEF: ESCAPE #3 (of 4)

Writer: JAI NITZ

Art/Cover: GREG SMALLWOOD

FC, 32 pages, $3.99

Miniseries

“This is a winner.” -- Comic Book Resources

At the worst possible moment, John Lincoln gets possessed by another ghost! His daring prison-break plans take an unexpected detour as the Dream Thief and the spirit of his father take on a nasty drug dealer ... and see a familiar face!

“An ambitious and beautifully produced fever dream. Don’t wake me up, I want to stay in.” -- Jonathan Hickman

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS’ TARZAN: THE SUNDAY COMICS VOL 2 1934–1936 (HC)

Writer: GEORGE A. CARLIN

Art: HAL FOSTER

FC, 120 pages, $125.00

HC, 15" x 20"

Hal Foster is celebrated in this deluxe collection of every Tarzan Sunday strip from September 1934 through September 1936! This giant-size second volume compiles over one hundred expertly restored strips, on archive-quality paper and in gorgeous color, replicating their original appearance!

• From all-time great Hal Foster, creator of Prince Valiant!

• Supersized presentation at 15" x 20"!

These are expensive, but I've heard about these comic strips all my life, and I'm willing to pay the premium to finally see them.

EMILY AND THE STRANGERS: BREAKING THE RECORD #3 (of 3)

Writers: ROB REGER, MARIAH HUEHNER

Art/Colors: CAT FARRIS

Cover: CAT FARRIS, BUZZ PARKER

FC, 32 pages, $3.99

Miniseries

The people responsible for the stray cat population explosion have been revealed, but can Emily and the Strangers stop the plot and find homes for these cats? And will they be able to put aside their differences and record an out-of-this-world album, all while playing detective on the kitty case? It’s gonna come down to the wire in the rocking conclusion to Breaking the Record!

An Emily the Strange feature film is currently in development!

“This is the Emily we’ve all been waiting for.” -- IGN

THE GOON: OCCASION OF REVENGE #2 (of 8)

Writer/Art/Cover: ERIC POWELL

FC, 32 pages, $3.50

Miniseries

The Goon is back!

It’s full-blown war between the Goon’s Family and the Witch Gang, while the Goon becomes entangled with a woman who is more than willing to fight by his side. Meanwhile, Willy Nagel’s own personal story of revenge is played out, revealing his past secrets. 

Created by Eisner Award winner Eric Powell!

GROO VS. CONAN #2 (of 4)

Writer: MARK EVANIER

Art/Cover: SERGIO ARAGONES, THOMAS YEATES

Colors: TOM LUTH

FC, 32 pages, $3.50

Miniseries

BARBARIAN BATTLES!

Eisner Award winners Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragonés team with the incomparable Thomas Yeates for a crossover thousands of years in the making. Groo vs. Conan pits the two most feared barbarians in comics against one another. Will the savagery of Conan overwhelm the stupidity of Groo, or will Groo’s unmatched aptitude for destruction catch the Cimmerian swordsman off guard?

Comics’ greatest barbarians together at last!

“What I thought would have just been a good start for this series turned into something great.” -- Geeked Out Nation

I confess to being consumed with curiosity about how they're going to make this work.

HALO: ESCALATION #9

Writer: BRIAN REED

Pencils: SERGIO ARINO

Inks: JUAN CASTRO

Colors: MICHAEL ATIYEH

Cover: ANTHONY PALUMBO

FC, 32 pages, $3.99

Ongoing

In the days following the events of Halo 4, the Master Chief faced one of his greatest challenges. Halo® lead writer Brian Reed (Amazing Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel) takes the Master Chief from the fires of Halo 4 to the pages of Escalation in “The Next 72 Hours”  Part 2!

• From Halo lead writer and comics veteran Brian Reed!

• An essential addition to the Halo canon!

• The Halo franchise has sales eclipsing $3 billion over its lifetime!

HATSUNE MIKU: UNOFFICIAL HATSUNE MIX (TPB)

Writer/Art/Cover: KEI

FC, B&W, 480 pages, $19.99

TPB, 5 3/4" x 8 1/4"

Miku in Manga!

Who's that girl with the long green ponytails you've been seeing everywhere? It's Hatsune Miku, the Vocaloid -- the synthesizer superstar who's singing your song! She's a global cyber celebrity and a cosplay favorite at conventions. Now Miku's original illustrator, KEI, brings you Hatsune Miku: Unofficial Hatsune Mix -- an omnibus manga of the musical adventures (and misadventures!) of Miku and her fellow Vocaloids Rin, Len, Luka, and more -- in both beautiful black-and-white and charming color!

Hatsune Miku: Unofficial Hatsune Mix contains 44 pages in color.

Hatsune Miku has over 900,000 friends on Facebook!

• Over 170,000 music videos have been uploaded to YouTube using Miku as the singer.

• Miku has appeared in ads from Toyota USA and Domino's.

THE MASSIVE #26

Writer: BRIAN WOOD

Art: GARRY BROWN

Colors: JORDIE BELLAIRE

Cover: J. P. LEON

FC, 32 pages, $3.50

Ongoing

The Crash was only a prelude!

What remains of civilization is being obliterated by a series of cataclysmic events. The crew of the Kapital struggle to find a safe haven in the destructive chaos, but to no avail. Mary’s return to Ninth Wave comes with answers, but are they what Cal and the others want to hear?

“Between [The Massive] and Saga, be happy that we’re in the middle of a renaissance for sci-fi comics.” -- MTV Geek

MIND MGMT #25

Writer/Art/Cover: MATT KINDT

FC, 24 pages, $3.99

Ongoing

New York Times bestseller!

After nearly losing her mind at the hands of the Eraser, Meru begins her final journey to the heart of Mind Management!

• The beginning of the end!

• Includes a special recap story for new readers!

“It will blow your mind.” -- Unleash the Fanboy

PARIAH #7 (of 8)

Writers: ARON WARNER, PHILIP GELATT

Art/Cover: BRETT WELDELE

FC, 32 pages, $3.99

Miniseries

As personality clashes cause the Vitros to divide, Maudsley reveals his true colors on Earth, while Lila preps the ship to exit Earth’s orbit.

“Tense, suspenseful action + sharp characters + an interesting world I want to learn more about = a series that has landed itself on my pull list.” -- Comic Spectrum

“If you are a fan of classic sci-fi stories, you’ll find something to like in this book.” -- We the Nerdy

POP #1 (of 4)

Writer: CURT PIRES

Art: JASON COPLAND

Colors: PETE TOMS

Cover: DYLAN TODD

FC, 32 pages, $3.99

Miniseries

WE3 MEETS TRUE ROMANCE!

What if the world’s pop stars and celebrities were literally products, grown by the world’s wealthiest (and most depraved) minds -- and one of them escaped? Dark Horse presents the new four-issue miniseries Pop!

Smart and savage! Sexy and scathing! Writer Curt Pires (Theremin, LP) and artist Jason Copland (Daredevil, RoboCop, Kill All Monsters) deliver a series that’s original, exciting, and sure to draw attention!

As unique as it is entertaining, Pop is a white-knuckled thrill ride through the marketing-mastered, technologically tethered tragicomedy we call life.

Praise for Curt Pires and Jason Copland:

Multiversity Comics named Curt Pires a Creator to Watch in 2013

ComicBook.com named Jason Copland a Creator to Watch in 2014

“The best comics step outside of themselves. Be it through playing with the paneling, the perspective, the art, or the storytelling. Curt Pires achieves all of these things.” -- Bloody Disgusting

“Pires hits that happy medium that many sci-fi scripters aim for.” -- Multiversity Comics

“Curt Pires has played with convention, reality and rules of story telling. He also fits in some introspection throughout the books. It is risky and can create a lot of difficulty for the audience, but Pires has been largely successful in creating a very bold and unique book.” -- All Comic

STAR WARS: LEGACY #18

Writers: CORINNA BECHKO, GABRIEL HARDMAN

Art: GABRIEL HARDMAN, BRIAN ALBERT THIES

Colors: JORDAN BOYD

Cover: AGUSTIN ALESSIO

FC, 32 pages, $2.99

Ongoing

The final battle!

Ania Solo and her friends find themselves fighting alongside the Imperial Knights and the Empress herself against a legion of Sith! While the others fight for control of the galaxy, Ania fights to save her friend -- Imperial Knight Jao Assam, who has been enslaved by the dark side!

Star Wars: Legacy is essential reading for any Star Wars fan, and it’s one of the best tie-in comics on shelves at the moment. Highly recommended.” -- All-Comic

"Ania Solo and her friends find themselves fighting alongside the Imperial Knights and the Empress herself against a legion of Sith!"

Wait -- I thought there could only be two Sith at any one time! Now there's a legion! Anybody know what the dillio is?

SUNDOWNERS #1

Writer: TIM SEESLEY

Art: JIM TERRY

Colors:  SEAN DOVE

Cover: CHRIS BRUNNER

FC, 32 pages, $3.50

Ongoing

NEW ONGOING SERIES!

Faster than lightning! Stronger than steel! Crazier than an outhouse rat? Enter the Sundowners -- sworn to protect humanity from interdimensional invaders! But is the threat real, or is it all in their heads?

• From Tim Seeley (Revival, Hack/Slash, The Occultist)!

• A dark look at the thin line between heroism and insanity!

TOMB RAIDER #7

Writers: GAIL SIMONE, RHIANNA PRATCHETT

Pencils: NICOLAS DANIEL SELMA

Inks: JUAN GEDEON

Colors: MICHAEL ATIYEH

Cover: STEPHANIE HANS

FC, 32 pages, $3.50

Ongoing

Gail Simone!

A new story starts here, cowritten by Gail Simone and Rhianna Pratchett!

Lara Croft attempts to honor the past but is dragged into a dangerous new journey. A creepy amusement park and a mysterious woman with a personal connection to the terrifying events of Yamatai Island throw Lara’s world into peril once again!

• The Tomb Raider video game has sold over six million copies!

• The classic character reimagined!

X VOL 3: SIEGE (TPB)

Writer: DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Art: ERIC NGUYEN, DANIEL MAIA

Inks: MARK PENNINGTON

Colors: MICHELL MADSEN

Cover: GARRY BROWN

FC, 104 pages, $14.99

TPB, 7" x 10"

Arcadia descends into chaos as old villains return to town and new ones are born! While X faces down suicidal psychos, superstitious mobsters, and thrill-junkie assassins, Leigh uncovers the secrets of his past ... before he locked on his mask and became X! Collects issues #9-12.

Featuring the return of some of the original X characters from Comics’ Greatest World.

“[X] just gets better and better.” -- Comic Book Resources

“Better than Batman.” -- Adventures in Poor Taste

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Bob's Burgers: I love the cartoon, and will definitely be taking a look at the comic.

Fuse: "Outland done right" is a great description. Another good one is "Homicide: Life on the Street" -- if that street were on a satellite. This is one of my favorite series right now.

Trav, I totally understand leaving Flash right now... it's really dropped in quality since Manapul & Bucellato left. If I weren't such a die-hard, I'd be there with ya. But it's one of the few books I'll read come what may.


And I'm curious -- what was your issue with Conan vs Groo? I liked the first issue just fine.

ALL NEW X-MEN #31
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.4 I have to admit that I'm only reading this one as a part of Dan Slott's otherwise fantastic run on this title. But honestly, this feels like it's been written in way that comics were being written back in the 1960's. I'm just not really interested in seeing this in modern storytelling. And as much as I am a fan of Dan Slott's (a HUGE fan based especially on his Superior run), I'm not a fan of his retconning (see the new villain featured here; the 'Silk' of the modern era...).
AVENGERS #34 SIN
BACK ISSUE #75 (C: 0-1-1)
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #18 SIN
LOW #2 (MR)
SILVER SURFER #5
SUPERMAN #34
UNCANNY AVENGERS #23

Batman '66 #14
TMNT: Turtules in Time #3

I see they didn't fix the typo on Rarities. It should say Amazing Adventures#1-4 and 6, not #1-5.

JESSICA JONES: THE PULSE -- THE COMPLETE COLLECTION (TPB, Marvel, $34.99): When Alias the comic book debuted, it was unique. It starred an ex-superheroine who had quit the "business" due to an unexplained trauma (which eventually got explained, and it is creepy), and become a self-loathing, alcoholic private eye specializing in superhero-related cases. Jessica Jones was an unpleasant burnout, but was still relatable enough that she got a second series, The Pulse, in which she became something of a journalist. Why do you care? Because Jessica Jones will be part of the series of series Marvel and Netflix are producing, beginning with Daredevil in March 2015. You might want to get familiar with a character who will soon be invading your TV, desktop, iPad or mobile phone.

But was the series any good?

Yes!

Figserello said:

JESSICA JONES: THE PULSE -- THE COMPLETE COLLECTION (TPB, Marvel, $34.99): When Alias the comic book debuted, it was unique. It starred an ex-superheroine who had quit the "business" due to an unexplained trauma (which eventually got explained, and it is creepy), and become a self-loathing, alcoholic private eye specializing in superhero-related cases. Jessica Jones was an unpleasant burnout, but was still relatable enough that she got a second series, The Pulse, in which she became something of a journalist. Why do you care? Because Jessica Jones will be part of the series of series Marvel and Netflix are producing, beginning with Daredevil in March 2015. You might want to get familiar with a character who will soon be invading your TV, desktop, iPad or mobile phone.

But was the series any good?

It was, this was before Bendis got his hands on the Scarlet Witch.



Figserello said:

JESSICA JONES: THE PULSE -- THE COMPLETE COLLECTION (TPB, Marvel, $34.99): When Alias the comic book debuted, it was unique. It starred an ex-superheroine who had quit the "business" due to an unexplained trauma (which eventually got explained, and it is creepy), and become a self-loathing, alcoholic private eye specializing in superhero-related cases. Jessica Jones was an unpleasant burnout, but was still relatable enough that she got a second series, The Pulse, in which she became something of a journalist. Why do you care? Because Jessica Jones will be part of the series of series Marvel and Netflix are producing, beginning with Daredevil in March 2015. You might want to get familiar with a character who will soon be invading your TV, desktop, iPad or mobile phone.

But was the series any good?

Here's hoping Marvel puts a lot more Atlas material out in paperback. According to Tales Too Terrible to Tell, Atlas released 399 pre-Code horror issues, and I'd like to see them all while I'm still here to read them.

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