New Comic Book Releases – March 18th, 2020

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It’s Wednesday, which means it’s comic book release day! Here are some of the most exciting issues coming out. For a complete list, head over to Midtown Comics.

Not sure where to buy your comics? Check out Comic Shop Locator for shops near you. If you don’t live in an area with a local shop, you can purchase from Midtown Comics, directly from the publisher, or through Comixology if you prefer digital copies.

The highlighted issues are the ones that I’d personally recommend.



Marvel

  • 2020 Iron Age #1 by Tom DeFalco and Nick Roche
  • 2020 Machine Man #2 by Christos N. Gage, Tom DeFalco, Andy MacDonald, and Mike Hawthorne
  • Aero #9 by Zhou Liefen, Amy Chu, and Keng
  • Amazing Mary Jane #6 by Leah Williams and Carlos E. Gomez
  • Atlantis Attacks #3 by Greg Pak and Ario Anindito
  • Captain America Vol 9 #20 by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Robert Quinn
  • Captain Marvel Vol 9 #16 by Kelly Thompson and Lee Garbett
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol 4 #14 by Jim Zub and Roge Antonia
  • Deadpool Vol 7 #4 by Kelly Thompson and Chris Bachalo
  • Excalibur Vol 4 #9 by Tini Howard and Marcus To
  • Fantastic Four Vol 6 #20 by Dan Slott and Paco Medina
  • Ghost-Spider #8 by Seanan McGuire and Ig Guara
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 6 #3 by Al Ewing and Juan Cabal
  • Marvels Avengers: Captain America #1 by Paul Allor and Georges Jeanty
  • Marvels X #3 by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger, and Well-Bee 
  • Morbius #5 by Vita Ayala and Marcelo Ferreira
  • Outlawed #1 by Eve Ewing and Kim Jacinto
  • Runaways Vol 5 #31 by Rainbow Rowell and Andres Genolet
  • Spider-Woman Vol 7 #1 by Karla Pacheco and Pere Perez
  • Star Wars Vol 5 #4 by Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz
  • Valkyrie Jane Foster #9 by Jason Aaron, Torunn Grenbekk, and Ramon Rosanas
  • X-Force Vol 6 #9 by Ben Percy and Joshua Cassara

DC

  • Aquaman Vol 6 #58 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Robson Rocha
  • Batman Vol 3 #91 by James Tynion IV and Jorge Jimenez
  • DCeased Unkillables #2 by Tom Taylor, Karl Mostert, and Trevor Scott
  • He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse #5 by Tim Seeley, Dan Fraga, and Richard Friend
  • Justice League Vol 4 #43 by Robert Venditti, Doug Mahnke, and Jaime Mendoza
  • The Low Low Woods by Carmen Maria Machado and Dani
  • Lucifer Vol 3 #18 by Dan Watters and Sebastian Fiumara
  • Nightwing Vol 4 #70 by Dan Jurgens and Ronan Cliquet
  • Plunge #2 by Joe Hill and Stuart Immonen
  • Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 by Marv Wolfman and Tom Grummett
  • Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen Vol 2 #9 by Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber
  • Teen Titans Vol 6 #40 by Adam Glass, Robbie Thompson, and Eduardo Pansica
  • Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #4 by James Tynion IV and Steve Epting

Image

  • Ascender #10 by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
  • Bitter Root #7 by David Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Greene
  • Die Die Die #9 by Robert Kirkman, Chris Burnham, and Nathan Fairbairn
  • Family Tree #5 by Jeff Lemire and Phil Hester
  • Hardcore Reloaded #4 by Brandon Thomas, Frances Portela, and Leonardo Paciarotti
  • Middlewest #16 by Skottie Young, Jorge Corona, Jean-Francois Beaulieu
  • Spawn #306 by Todd McFarlane and Philip Tan
  • Tartarus #2 by Johnnie Christmas and Jack Cole
  • Undiscovered Country #5 by Charles Soule, Scott Snyder, Giuseppe Camuncoli, and Daniele Orlandini
  • Witchblade Vol 2 #18 by Caitlin Kittredge and Roberta Ingranata

IDW

  • Marvel Action Spider-Man Vol 2 #2 by Brandon Easton and Fico Ossio
  • Star Wars Adventures #31 by Cavan Scott, Michael Moreci, Arianna Florean, and David M Buisan
  • Transformers Vol 4 #19 by Brian Ruckley, Anna Malkova, and Bethany McGuire-Smith
  • Usagi Yojimbo Vol 4 #9 by Stan Sakai

Dark Horse

  • Bang #2 by Matt Kindt and Wilfredo Torres
  • Dragon Age: Blue Wraith #3 by Christina Weir, Nunzio Deflippis, and Michael Atiyeh
  • Grendel: Devil’s Odyssey #4 by Matt Wagner
  • Predator: Hunters III #2 by Chris Warner and Brian Thies
  • Starship Down #1 by Justin Giampaoli and Andrea Mutti
  • X-Ray Robot #1 by Mike Allred



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New Comic Book Releases for November 27th, 2019

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It’s Wednesday, which means it’s comic book release day! Here are some of the most exciting issues coming out. For a complete list, head over to Midtown Comics.

Not sure where to buy your comics? Check out Comic Shop Locator for shops near you. If you don’t live in an area with a local shop, you can purchase from Midtown Comics, directly from the publisher, or through Comixology if you prefer digital copies.

The highlighted issues are the ones that I’d personally recommend.



Marvel

  • Avengers Vol 7 #27 by Jason Aaron and Ed McGuiness
  • Black Panther Vol 7 #18 by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Chris Sprouse
  • Conan 2099 One-Shot by Gerry Duggan and Roge Antonio
  • Fallen Angels Vol 2 #2 by Bryan Edward Hill and Szymon Kudranski
  • Fantastic Four: Grand Design #2 by Tom Scioli 
  • Fantastic Four: Negative Zone #1 by Mike Carey, Ryan North, Stefano Caselli, and Steve Uy
  • Ghost-Spider #4 by Seanan McGuire and Takeshi Miyazawa
  • Invisible Woman #5 by Mark Waid and Mattia De Iulis
  • Ironheart #12 by Eve Ewing and Luciano Vecchio
  • New Mutants Vol 4 #2 by Jonathan Hickman, Ed Brisson, and Rod Reis
  • Punisher 2099 One-Shot by Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson, and Matt Horak
  • Scream: Curse of Carnage #1 by Clay McCleod Chapman and Chris Mooneyham
  • Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #39 by Simon Spurrier and Caspar Wijngaard
  • Valkyrie Jane Foster #5 by Jason Aaron, Al Ewing, and CAFU
  • Venom Vol 4 #20 by Donny Cates, Jose Carlos Silva, and Iban Coello
  • X-Force Vol 6 #2 by Benjamin Percy and Joshua Cassara
  • Yondu #2 by Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson, and John McCrea

 


DC

  • Action Comics Vol 2 #1017 by Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr, and Klaus Janson
  • Basketful of Heads #2 by Joe Hill and Leomacs Dan McDaid
  • Batgirl Vol 5 #41 by Cecil Cascellucci and Carmine Di Giandomenico
  • Batman Beyond Vol 6 #38 by Dan Jurgens and Sean Chen
  • Batman: Creature of the Night #4 by Kurt Busiek and John Paul Leon
  • Batman Giant #2
  • Batman vs Ras Al Ghul #3 by Neal Adams
  • Books of Magic Vol 3 #14 by Kat Howard, Simon Spurrier, and Tom Fowler
  • Detective Comics Vol 2 #1016 by Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke, and Jaime Mendoza
  • Dollar Comics: Infinite Crisis #1 by Geoff Johns, Phil Jiminez, and Andy Lanning
  • The Flash Vol 5 #83 by Joshua Williamson and Scott Kolins
  • Freedom Fighters Vol 3 #11 by Robert Venditti and Eddy Barrows
  • John Constantine: Hellblazer #1 by Simon Spurrier and Aaron Campbell
  • Justice League Dark Vol 2 #17 
  • The Last God by Philip Kennedy Johnson and Ricardo Federici
  • Looney Toons Vol 3 #252 by Scott Gross
  • Martian Manhunter Vol 5 #10 by Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo
  • Red Hood Outlaw #40 by Scott Lobdell and Kenneth Rocafort
  • Shazam Vol 2 #8 by Geoff Johns and Dale Eaglesham
  • Supergirl Vol 7 Annual #2 by Robert Venditti and Laura Braga
  • Swamp Thing Giant #2
  • Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Infinite Crisis #1 by James Tynion IV, Aaron Lopresti, and Matt Ryan
  • Terrifics #22 by Gene Luen Yang and Stephen Segovia

Image

  • Ascender #7 by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
  • Criminal Vol 3 #10 by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, and Jacob Phillips
  • Curse Words #25 by Charles Soule and Ryan Brown
  • East of West #44 by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta
  • Killadelphia #1 by Rodney Barnes and Jason Shawn Alexander
  • Lazarus Risen #3 by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark
  • Postal Deliverance #5 by Bryan Hill, Matt Hawkins, and Raffaele Ienco

IDW

  • Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues #2 by Denton J. Tipton and Kagan McLeod
  • The Crow: Hark the Herald #1 by Tim Seeley and Meredith Laxton
  • From Hell: Master Edition #8 by Alan Moore and Eddie Cambell
  • Marvel Action Classics: Ant-Man by Fred Van Lente, Todd DeZago, Matteo Lolli, and Derec Aucoin
  • My Little Pony: Holiday Special by James Asmus, Trish Forstner, and Andy Price
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Vol 3 #23 by Ian Flynn and Priscilla Tramontano
  • Star Trek: Picard Countdown #1 by Mike Johnson and Kristen Beyer
  • Star Wars Adventures #28 by John Barber, Michael Moreci, Derek Charm, and Tony Fleecs
  • Transformers Galaxies #3 by Tyler Bleszinski and Livio Ramondelli
  • Uncle Scrooge Vol 2 #51 by Fausto Vitaliano, Pietro B Zemelo, Paolo De Lorenzi, and Roberto Vian

Dark Horse

  • Ether: Disappearance of Violet Bell #3 by Matt Kindt and David Rubin
  • Fight Club 3 #11 by Chuck Palahniuk, Cameron Stewart, and Dave McCaig
  • Invisible Kingdom #7 by G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward
  • Machine Gun Wizards #4 by Christian Ward
  • Witchfinder: The Reign of Darkness #1 by Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, and Christopher Mitten



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New Comic Book Releases for November 20, 2019

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It’s Wednesday, which means it’s comic book release day! Here are some of the most exciting issues coming out. For a complete list, head over to Midtown Comics.

Not sure where to buy your comics? Check out Comic Shop Locator for shops near you. If you don’t live in an area with a local shop, you can purchase from Midtown Comics, directly from the publisher, or through Comixology if you prefer digital copies.

The highlighted issues are the ones that I’d personally recommend.



Marvel

  • 2099 Alpha One Shot by Nick Spencer and Viktor Bogdonovic
  • Absolute Carnage #5 by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman
  • Absolute Carnage: Captain Marvel #1 by Emily Ryan Lerner and Andrea Broccardo
  • Aero #5 by Zhou Liefen, Greg Pak, Alyssa Wong, and Pop Mhan Keng
  • The Amazing Mary Jane #2 by Leah Williams and Carlos E. Gomez
  • The Amazing Spider-Man Vol 5 #34 by Nick Spencer and Patrick Gleason
  • Annihilation Scourge Alpha #1 by Matthew Rosenberg and Juanan Ramirez
  • Avengers Vol 7 #26 by Jason Aaron and Dale Keown
  • Captain America Vol 9 #16 by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Robert Quinn
  • Captain Marvel Vol 9 #12 by Kelly Thompson and Lee Garbett
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol 4 #11 by Jason Aaron and Mahmud A. Asrar
  • Deadpool Vol 7 #1 by Kelly Thompson and Chris Bachalo
  • Excalibur Vol 4 #2 by Tini Howard and Marcus To
  • Fantastic Four 2099 One-Shot by Karla Pacheco and Steven Cummings
  • Gwenpool Strikes Back #4 by Leah Williams and David Baldeon
  • Immortal Hulk #27 by Al Ewing, Joe Bennett, and German Garcia
  • King Thor #3 by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic
  • Loki Vol 3 #5 by Daniel Kibblesmith and Andy MacDonald
  • Marauders #2 by Gerry Duggan and Matteo Lolli
  • Punisher: Kill Krew #5 by Gerry Duggan and Juan Ferreyra
  • Spider-Man Velocity #4 by Dennis Hopeless Hallum and Emilio Laiso
  • Spider-Verse Vol 3 #2 by Ryan North and Pere Perez
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #75 by Greg Pak and Phil Noto
  • Strikeforce #3 by Tini Howard and German Peralta
  • Tony Stark: Iron Man #18 by Christos Gage, Dan Slott, and Paco Medina

DC

  • Aquaman Vol 6 #54 by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Robson Rocha, and Daniel Henriques
  • Batman Superman Vol 2 #4 by Joshua Williamson and David Marquez
  • Batman Vol 3 #83 by Tom King and Mikel Janin
  • Batman White Knight Presents: Von Freeze #1 by Sean Murphy and Klaus Janson
  • Dial H for Hero #9 by Sam Humphries and Joe Quinones
  • Dollar Comics: Luthor #1 by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
  • Flash Forward #3 by Scott Lobdell, Brett Booth, and Norm Rapmund
  • He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse #1 by Tim Seeley, Dan Fraga, and Richard Friend
  • Infected Scarab #1 by Dennis Hopeless and Freddie Williams II
  • Justice League Vol 4 #36 by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Francis Manapul
  • Lucifer Vol 3 #14 by Dan Watters and Fernando Blanco
  • Metal Men Vol 4 #2 by Dan Didio, Shane Davis, and Michelle Delecki
  • Nightwing Vol 4 #66 by Dan Jurgens and Ronan Cliquet
  • Question the Deaths of Vic Sage #1 by Jeff Lemire and Dennis Cowan
  • Supergirl Vol 7 #36 by Marc Andreyko, Eduardo Pansica, and Julio Ferreira
  • Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen Vol 2 #5 by Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber
  • Teen Titans Vol 6 #36 by Adam Glass and Bernard Chang
  • Titans: Burning Rage #4 by Dan Jurgens, Scott Eaton, and Wayne Faucher
  • Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me #5 by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Tom Derenick

Image

  • Crowded #10 by Christopher Sebela, Ro Stein, and Ted Brandt
  • Farmhand #11 by Rob Guillory and Taylor Wells
  • Heart Attack #1 by Shawn Kittelsen, Eric Zawadzki, and Michael Garland
  • Ice Cream Man #16 by W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo, and Chris O’Halloran
  • Marked #2 by David Hine, Brian Haberlin, and Geirrod Van Dyke
  • Olympia #1 by Curt Pires, Tony Pires, Alex Diotto, and Dee Cunniffe
  • Outer Darkness #12 by John Layman and Afu Chan
  • Pretty Violent #4 by Derek Hunter and Jason Young
  • SFSX (Safe Sex) #3 by Tina Horn and Alajandra Gutierrez
  • The Weatherman Vol 2 #5 by Jody LeHeup and Nathan Fox

IDW

  • Big Hero 6: The Series #1 by Hannah Blumenreich and Nicoletta Baldari
  • Canto #6 by David M. Booher and Drew Zucker
  • Disney Comics & Stories #8 by Enrico Faccini
  • Eve Stranger #4 by David Barnett and Philip Bond
  • GLOW vs the Babyface #1 by Aimee Garcia, AJ Mendez, and Hannah Templer
  • Marvel Action: Black Panther #6 by Vita Ayala and Arianna Florean
  • My Little Pony: Feats of Friendship #3 by Ian Flynn and Tony Fleecs
  • Star Trek: Discovery: Aftermath #3 by Kirsten Beyer, Mike Johnson, and Tony Shasteen
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #19 by Gary Carlson and Frank Fosco

Dark Horse

  • American Gods: Moment of the Storm #7 by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell
  • Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter #2 by David Dastmalchain and Lukas Ketner
  • Disney Frozen True Treasure #1 by Joe Caramanga, Studio Kawaii, and Eduard Petrovich
  • Hazel and Cha Cha Save Christmas: Tales from the Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way, Scot Allie, Tommy Lee Edwards, and John Workman
  • Mask: I Pledge Allegiance to the Mask #2 by Christopher Cantwell and Patric Reynolds
  • Steeple #3 by John Allison and Sarah Stern
  • Strayed #4 by Carlos Giffoni and Juan Doe



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Monstress by Marjorie M. Liu – A Review

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Monstress, Volumes 1-3 by Marjorie M. Liu
Art by Sana Takeda
Fantasy | Science Fiction | Comic Book
Published by Image Comics
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Rating: 5_Star_Rating_System_3_and_a_half_stars

I have no idea where I first heard of Marjorie Liu’s Monstress series, but it’s one that I’ve had on my mind for a few years. While I usually stick to Marvel or Star Trek comics (big surprise, right?), occasionally something from Image (which is a publisher that has some truly stunning titles) will catch my eye.

I was in the mood to re-read volume one and catch up the rest, so I picked up volumes 1-3 from my local library. I ended up only reading the first two, and this review will be discussing both.

To start, let’s talk about the story. There’s no way I can put it better than the official synopses:

Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steampunk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers.

How perfect is that? This is exactly the kind of comic book series that I need in my life.

The art in the series, done by Sana Takeda, is gorgeous. I love the art deco vibes, and the dark color scheme fits it really well. The look and style of the characters, especially the arcanic characters, are stunning.

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Now, let’s talk about the story itself and the writing.

I read a lot of high fantasy and science fiction, most of which contain a lot of new world-building. In fact, great world-building is one of the things I look for in fiction. It’s why authors like Brandon Sanderson and Leigh Bardugo are some of my favorites. The world-building in Monstress, however, was jumbled and very often confusing. There are also places where there’s quite a bit of info-dumping, which I feel shouldn’t be necessary for a comic book series.

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Writing stories for comic books isn’t easy. The majority of issues are around 22-25 pages and mostly images, which means that the writer needs to be able to craft a compelling narrative that readers can grasp easily and quickly. This doesn’t mean that the story needs to be simple; in fact, many comic books today, even from established publishers like Marvel and DC Comics, are releasing stories that have a lot of depth to them. When I read Monstress, though, I found myself having to flip back and forth multiple times in order to figure out what was going on and to make sense of this new, very complicated world.

The story that Liu has created is absolutely entrancing, and I would love to read more of it. I just don’t feel that a comic book series was necessarily the right way to tell this story. There’s almost too much world-building and lore, especially for a medium where there’s not a lot of room to explore it.

Despite the stunning art, the story was too hard to follow and I found myself no longer enjoying it. I hate that I’m saying this because I really wanted to like this series. It should be one of my favorites, just based on the idea behind it. The execution, though, and the fact that it’s a comic book rather than a novel (which I think would have worked so much better for a story as complicated as this one) made me realize that it really isn’t the series for me.


Have you read any of the Monstress series? If so, what did you think? Let me know in the comments!


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The Realm | Skyward | Black Bolt | Doctor Strange: The Oath




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New Comic Book Releases for August 28, 2019

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It’s Wednesday, which means it’s comic book release day! Here are some of the most exciting issues coming out. For a complete list, head over to Midtown Comics.

Not sure where to buy your comics? Check out Comic Shop Locator for shops near you. If you don’t live in an area with a local shop, you can purchase from Midtown Comics, directly from the publisher, or through Comixology if you prefer digital copies.

The highlighted issues are the ones that I’d personally recommend.



Marvel

  • Absolute Carnage #2 by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman
  • Absolute Carnage Lethal Protectors #1 by Frank Tieri and Flaviano Armentaro
  • Absolute Carnage Miles Morales #1 by Saladin Ahmed and Federico Vincentini
  • Amazing Spider-Man Venom 3D #1 by David Michelinie and Todd McFarlane
  • Amazing Spider-Man Vol 5 #28 by Nick Spencer and Kev Walker
  • Avengers Vol 7 #23 by Jason Aaron and Stefano Caselli
  • Black Panther Vol 7 #15 by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Daniel Acuna
  • Captain America Vol 9 #13 by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jason Masters, and Sean Izaakse
  • Doctor Strange Vol 5 #18 by Mark Waid and Barry Kitson
  • Fantastic Four 4 Yancy Street #1 by Gerry Duggan, Greg Smallwood, and Luciano Vecchio
  • Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Vol 2 #11 by Tom Taylor and Juan Cabal
  • House of X #3 by Jonathan Hickman and Pepe Larraz
  • Marvel Comics #1000 by various
  • Marvel Monsters #1 by Cullen Bunn and Scott Hepburn
  • Marvel Team-Up Vol 4 #5 by Clint McElroy and Ig Guara
  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #46 by Brandon Montclare and Alitha Martinez
  • Power Pack Grow Up #1 by Louise Simonson, June Brigman, and Gurihiru
  • Runaways Vol 5 #24 by Rainbow Rowell and Andres Genolet
  • She-Hulk Vol 3 Annual #1 by various
  • Spider-Man Life Story #6 by Chip Zdarsky and Mark Bagley
  • Spider-Man Velocity #1 by Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum and Emilio Laiso
  • Star Wars Age of Resistance General Hux #1 by Tom Taylor and Leonard Kirk
  • Star Wars Age of Resistance Poe Dameron #1 by Tom Taylor and Ramon Rosanas
  • Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge #5 by Ethan Sacks and Will Sliney
  • Thanos Vol 3 #5 by Tini Howard and Ariel Olivetti
  • Venom Vol 4 #17 by Donny Cates and Iban Coello

DC

  • Action Comics Vol 2 #1014 by Brian Michael Bendis and Szymon Kudranski
  • Batgirl Vol 5 #38 by Cecil Castellucci and Carmine Di Giandomenico
  • Batman Beyond Vol 6 #35 by Dan Jurgens, Rick Leonardi, and Ande Parks
  • Batman Curse of the White Knight #2 by Sean Murphy
  • Batman Superman Vol 2 #1 by Joshua Williamson and David Marquez
  • Books of Magic Vol 3 #11 by Kat Howard, Tom Fowler, and Brian Churilla
  • Detective Comics Vol 2 #1010 by Peter J. Tomasi and Christian Duce
  • Dial H for HERO #6 by Sam Humphries and Joe Quinones
  • Flash Vol 5 #77 by Joshua Williamson and Rafa Sandoval
  • Freedom Fighters Vol 3 #8 by Robert Venditti, Bruno Redondo, and Carlos Ferreira
  • Justice League Dark Vol 2 #14 by James Tynion IV, Daniel Sampere, and Raul Fernandez
  • Justice League Vol 4 #30 by James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, and Javi Fernandez
  • Martian Manhunter Vol 5 #8 by Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo
  • Red Hood Outlaw #37 by Scott Lobdell and Pete Woods
  • Terrifics #19 by Gene Luen Yang and Stephen Segovia
  • Wonder Woman Vol 5 #77 by G. Willow Wilson and Jesus Merino

Image

  • Ascender #5 by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
  • Black Science #42 by Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera, and Moreno DiNisio
  • Ice Cream Man #14 by W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo, and Chris O’Halloran

IDW

  • Disney Afternoon Giant #6 by Ian Brill and Leonel Castellani
  • Ducktales Silence and Science #1 by Steve Behling and Luca Usai
  • GI Joe A Real American Hero #266 by Larry Hama and Robert Atkins
  • GLOW #4 by Tini Howard and Hannah Templer
  • Mountainhead #1 by John Lees and Ryan Lee
  • My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #81 by Thom Zahler and Nicoletta Baldari
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Vol 3 #20 by Ian Flynn and Jack Lawrence
  • Star Pig #2 by Delilah S Dawson and Francesco Gaston
  • Star Trek Year Five #5 by Jody Houser and Silvia Califano
  • Tangled the Series: Hair it Is by Leigh Dragoon, Kate Cook, and Rosa La Barbera
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder in Hell #4 by Mateus Santolouco
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #16 by Gary Carlson and Frank Fosco
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol 5 #97 by Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman, and Michael Dialynas
  • Transformers Vol 4 #11 by Brian Ruckley, Andrew Griffith, and Bethany McGuire-Smith
  • Uncle Scrooge Vol 2 #48 by Vito Stabile, Pietro B Zemelo, and Frederico Franzo

Dark Horse

  • Fight Club 3 #8 by Chuck Palahniuk, Cameron Stewart, and Dave McCaig
  • Manor Black #2 by Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt, and Tyler Crook
  • Stranger Things Six #4 by Jody Houser and Edgar Salazar
  • Tommy Gun Wizards #1 by Christian Ward



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New Comic Book Releases for August 14, 2019

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It’s Wednesday, which means it’s comic book release day! Here are some of the most exciting issues coming out. For a complete list, head over to Midtown Comics.

Not sure where to buy your comics? Check out Comic Shop Locator for shops near you. If you don’t live in an area with a local shop, you can purchase from Midtown Comics, directly from the publisher, or through Comixology if you prefer digital copies.

The highlighted issues are the ones that I’d personally recommend.



Marvel

  • Absolute Carnage Scream # 1 by Cullen Bunn and Gerardo Sandoval
  • Absolute Carnage Separation Anxiety #1 by Clay Chapman and Brian Level
  • Age of Conan: Valeria #1
  • Amazing Spider-Man Vol 5 #27 by Nick Spencer and Kev Walker
  • Captain Marvel Vol 9 #9 by Kelly Thompson and Carmen Nunez Carnero
  • Conan the Barbarian Exodus #1
  • Doctor Strange Vol 5 #17 by Mark Waid, Barry Kitson, and Scott Koblish
  • Fantastic Four Vol 6 #13 by Dan Slott and Sean Izaakse
  • Friend Neighborhood Spider-Man Vol 2 #10 by Tom Taylor and Ken Lashley
  • Gwenpool Strikes Back #1 by Leah Williams and David Baldeon
  • Invaders Vol 3 #8 by Chip Zdarsky, Carlos Magno, and Butch Guice
  • Ironheart #9 by Eve Ewing and Luciano Vecchio
  • Loki Vol 3 #2 by Daniel Kibblesmith 
  • Miles Morales Spider-Man #9 by Saladin Ahmed and Javi Garron
  • Powers of X #2 by Jonathan Hickman and R.B. Silva
  • Punisher Kill Krew #1 by Gerry Duggan and Juan Ferreyra
  • Silver Surfer Black #3 by Donny Cates and Tradd Moore
  • Silver Surfer Prodigal Sun #1 by Peter David and Francesco Manna
  • Star Wars Target Vader #2 by Robbie Thompson and Marc Laming
  • Sword Master #2 by Shuizhu and Gunji
  • Symbiote Spider-Man #5 by Peter David and Greg Land
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol 2 #47 by Ryan North and Derek Charm

DC

  • Batman and the Outsiders Vol 3 #4 by Bryan Hill and Dexter Soy
  • Batman Universe #2 by Brian Michael Bendis and Nick Derington
  • Catwoman Vol 5 #14 by V. Ram and Mirka Andolfo
  • Collapser #2 by Mikey Way, Shaun Simon, and Ilias Kyriazis
  • Detective Comics Vol 2 #1009 by Peter J. Tomasi and Christian Duce
  • Event Leviathan #3 by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev
  • Flash Vol 5 #76 by Joshua Williamson, Rafa Sandoval, and Jordi Tarragona
  • Hawkman Vol 5 #15 by Robert Venditti, Pat Olliffe, and Tom Palmer
  • House of Whispers #12 by Nalo Hopkinson, Dan Watters, and Dominike “Domo” Stanton
  • Justice League Odyssey #12 by Dan Abnett and Will Conrad
  • Titans Burning Rage #1 by Dan Jurgens, Scott Eaton, Wayne Faucher
  • Wonder Woman Vol 5 #76 by G. Willow Wilson and Lee Garbett

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  • Analog #7 by Gerry Duggan and David O’Sullivan
  • Gideon Falls #16 by Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, and Dave Stewart
  • Gogor #4 by Ken Garing
  • Hit-Girl Vol 2 Season 2 #7 by Daniel Way and Goran Parlov
  • Oblivion Song #18 by Robert Kirkman, Lorenzo De Felici, and Annalisa Leoni
  • Outer Darkness #9 by John Layman and Afu Chan
  • Reaver #2 by Justin Jordan, Rebekah Isaacs, and Alex Guimaraes
  • Rumble Vol 2 #15 by John Arcudi and David Rubin
  • Sharkey the Bounty Hunter #5 by Mark Millar and Simone Bianchi
  • Sonata #3 by David Hine, Brian Haberlin, and Geirrod Van Dyke
  • Unearth #2 by Cullen Bunn, Kyle Strahm, and Baldemar Rivas
  • Unnatural #12 by Mirka Andolfo
  • The Warning by Edward Laroche
  • The White Trees #1 by Chip Zdarsky and Kris Anka

IDW

  • My Little Pony Spirit of the Forest #3 by Ted Anderson and Brenda Hickey
  • Road of Bones #4 by Rich Douek and Alex Cormack
  • Star Trek Year Five #4 by Brandon Easton and Martin Coccolo
  • Usagi Yojimbo Vol 4 #3 by Stan Sakai

Dark Horse

  • Black Hammer of Justice League Hammer of Justice by Jeff Lemire and Michael Walse
  • Critical Role Vox Machina Origins Series II #2 by Jody Houser and Olivia Samson Msassyk
  • Joe Golem Occult Detective Conjurors #4 by Mike Mignola, Chris Golden, Peter Bergting, and Michelle Madsen
  • The Orville #2 by David Goodman, David Cabeza, and Michael Atiyeh
  • She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #5 by Christopher Cantwell, Martin Morazzo, and Miroslav Mrva
  • Sword Daughter #8 by Brian Wood, Mack Chater, and Jose Villarrubia



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New Comic Book Releases for August 7, 2019

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It’s Wednesday, which means it’s comic book release day! Here are some of the most exciting issues coming out. For a complete list, head over to Midtown Comics.

Not sure where to buy your comics? Check out Comic Shop Locator for shops near you. If you don’t live in an area with a local shop, you can purchase from Midtown Comics, directly from the publisher, or through Comixology if you prefer digital copies.

The highlighted issues are the ones that I’d personally recommend.



Marvel

  • Absolute Carnage #1 by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman
  • Aero #2 by Zhou Liefen, Greg Pak, Pop Mhan, and Keng
  • Agents of Atlas Vol 3 #1 by Greg Pak, Jeff Parker, Nico Leon, and Carlo Pagulayan
  • Black Cat #3 by Jed MacKay and Travel Foreman
  • Champions Vol 3 #8 by Jim Zub and Steven Cummings
  • Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #6 by Paul Scheer, Nick Giovannetti, and Todd Nauck
  • Daredevil Vol 6 #9 by Chip Zdarsky and Lalit Kumar Sharma
  • Dead Man Logan #10 by Ed Brisson and Mike Henderson
  • Future Foundation #1 by Jeremy Whitley and Will Robson
  • House of X #2 by Jonathan Hickman and Pepe Larraz
  • Immortal Hulk #22 by Al Ewing and Joe Bennett
  • Invisible Woman #2 by Mark Waid and Mattea de Iulis
  • Major X #0 by Rob Liefeld and Eric Stephenson
  • Old Man Quill #8 by Ethan Sacks and Robert Gill
  • Punisher Vol 11 #14 by Matthew Rosenberg and Szymon Kudranski
  • Savage Avengers #4 by Gerry Duggan and Mike Deodato
  • Sensational Spider-Man Self-Improvement #1 by Peter David, Rick Leonardi, and Ron Frenz
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #70 by Greg Pak and Phil Noto

DC

  • Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III #4 by James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II
  • Batman Vol 3 #76 by Tom King and Tony S. Daniel
  • DCeased #4 by Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine, and Stefano Guadiano
  • Deathstroke Vol 4 #46 by Christopher Priest, Fernando Pasarin, and Cam Smith
  • Doom Patrol Weight of the Worlds #2 by Gerard Way, Jeremy Lambert, and James Harvey
  • Dreaming Vol 2 #12 by Simon Spurrier and Bilquis Evely
  • Green Lantern Vol 6 #10 by Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp
  • Harley Quinn Vol 3 #64 by Sam Humphries and Otto Schmidt
  • Justice League Vol 4 #29 by James Tynion IV and Javi Fernandez
  • Lois Lane Vol 2 #2 by Greg Rucka and Mike Perkins
  • Sinestro Year of the Villain #1 by Mark Russell and Brandon Peterson
  • Superman Up in the Sky #2 by Tom King, Sandra Hope, and Andy Kubert

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  • Birthright #38 by Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan, and Adriano Lucas
  • Coffin Bound #1 by Dan Watters and Dani
  • Crowded #8 by Christopher Sebela, Ro Stein, and Ted Brandt
  • Die #6 by Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans
  • Kick-Ass Vol 4 #16 by Steve Niles and Marcelo Frusin
  • Outcast #42 by Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta, and Elizabeth Breitweiser
  • Postal Deliverance #2 by Bryan Hill, Matt Hawkins, and Raffaele Ienco
  • Sea of Stars #2 by Jason Aaron, Dennis Hallum, and Stephen Green
  • Section Zero Vol 2 #5 by Karl Kesel and Tom Grummett
  • Space Bandits #2 by Mark Millar and Matteo Scalera
  • Thumbs #3 by Sean Lewis and Hayden Sherman
  • Witchblade Vol 2 #15 by Caitlin Kittredge and Roberta Ingranata

IDW

  • Dick Tracy Forever #4 by Michael Avon Oeming
  • HG Wells’ The Island of Dr Moreau #1 by Ted Adams and Gabriel Rodriguez
  • My Little Pony Feats of Friendship #1 by Ian Flynn and Tony Fleecs
  • Transformers Ghostbusters #3 by Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening
  • Transformers Vol 4 #10 by Brian Ruckley, Cachet Whitman, and Bethany McGuire-Smith

Dark Horse

  • Berserker Unbound #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mike Deodato
  • No One Left to Fight #2 by Aubrey Sitterson and Fico Ossio



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New Comic Book Releases for July 31, 2019

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It’s Wednesday, which means it’s comic book release day! Here are some of the most exciting issues coming out. For a complete list, head over to Midtown Comics.

Not sure where to buy your comics? Check out Comic Shop Locator for shops near you. If you don’t live in an area with a local shop, you can purchase from Midtown Comics, directly from the publisher, or through Comixology if you prefer digital copies.

The highlighted issues are the ones that I’d personally recommend.



Marvel

 

  • Avengers Vol 7 #22 by Jason Aaron, Stefano Caselli, and Alberto Albuquerque
  • Black Panther Vol 7 #14 by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Daniel Acuna
  • Captain America Vol 9 #12 by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Adam Kubert
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol 4 #8 by Jason Aaron and Gerardo Zaffino
  • Death’s Head Vol 2 #1 by Tini Howard and Kei Zama
  • Fantastic Four Vol 6 #12 by Dan Slott and Sean Izaakse
  • Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Vol 2 #9 by Tom Taylor, Ken Lashley, and Jean Cabal
  • Marvel Comics Presents Vol 3 #7 by Charles Soule and Paulo Siqueira
  • Marvel Team-Up Vol 4 #4 by Clint McElroy and Ig Guara
  • Powers of X #1 by Jonathan Hickman and R.B. Silva
  • Runaways Vol 5 #23 by Rainbow Rowell and Andres Genolet
  • Secret Warps Iron Hammer Annual #1 by Al Ewing, Tini Howard, Carlos E. Gomez, and Ario Anandito
  • Star Wars Age of Resistance Special #1 by Tom Taylor and Elsa Charretier
  • Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge by Ethan Sacks and Will Sliney
  • Thanos Vol 3 #4 by Tini Howard and Ariel Olivetti
  • Venom Vol 4 Annual #1 by Ryan Cady and Simone Di Meo

DC

 

  • American Carnage #9 by Bryan Hill and Leandro Fernandez
  • Batman Last Knight on Earth #2 by Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, and Jonathan Glapion
  • Batman Secret Files Vol 2 #2 by Andy Kubert and Eduardo Risso
  • Batman Who Laughs #7 by Scott Snyder and Jock
  • Green Lantern Vol 6 Annual #1 by Grant Morrison and Giuseppe Camuncoli
  • Justice League Dark Vol 2 Annual #1 by James Tynion IV, V Ram, and Guillem March
  • Red Hood Outlaw Annual #3 by Scott Lobdell and Adam Pollina

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  • Beauty #28 by Jeremy Haun, Jason A Hurley, and Thomas Nachlik
  • Ice Cream Man #13 by W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo, and Chris O’Halloran
  • Monstress #24 by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda
  • Paper Girls #30 by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, and Matt Wilson
  • Rat Queens Vol 2 #17 by Ryan Ferrier, Priscilla Petraites, and Marco Lasko
  • Realm #14 by Seth Peck and Jeremy Haun
  • Spawn #299 by Todd McFarlane and Jason Shawn Alexander

IDW

 

  • Canto #2 by David M. Booher and Drew Zucker
  • Crow Hack Slash #2 by Tim Seeley and Jim Terry
  • Gears POP One Shot by Georgia Ball and Nina Pena
  • GI Joe A Real American Hero #265 by Larry Hama and Netho Diaz
  • GLOW #4 by Tini Howard and Hannah Templer
  • Goosebumps Horrors of the Witch House #3 by Denton J. Tipton, Matthew Dow Smith, and Chris Fenoglio
  • Joe Hill’s The Cape Fallen #4 by Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella, Zach Howard, and Nelson Daniel
  • Marvel Action Spider-Man #6 by Erik Burnham and Christopher Jones
  • Samurai Jack Lost Worlds #3 by Paul Allor and Adam Bryce Thomas
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Tangle & Whisper #1 by Ian Flynn and Evan Stanley
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Urban Legends #15 by Gary Carlson and Frank Fosco
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol 5 #96 by Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman, and Dave Wachter
  • Uncle Scrooge Vol 2 #47 by Vito Stabile, Pietro B Zemelo, and Frederico Franzo

Dark Horse

 

  • Disney Frozen Hero Within #2 by Joe Caramagna and Kawaii Creative Studio
  • Fight Club 3 #7 by Chuck Palahniuk, Cameron Stewart, and Dave McCaig
  • Manor Black ##1 by Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt, and Tyler Crook
  • Stranger Things Six #3 by Jody Houser and Edgar Salazar



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New Comic Book Releases for July 24, 2019

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It’s Wednesday, which means it’s comic book release day! Here are some of the most exciting issues coming out. For a complete list, head over to Midtown Comics.

Not sure where to buy your comics? Check out Comic Shop Locator for shops near you. If you don’t live in an area with a local shop, you can purchase from Midtown Comics, directly from the publisher, or through Comixology if you prefer digital copies.

The highlighted issues are the ones that I’d personally recommend.



Marvel

  • Age of Conan Belit Queen of the Black Coast #5 by Tini Howard and Kate Niemczyk
  • Amazing Spider-Man Vol 5 #26 by Nick Spencer and Kev Walker
  • Doctor Strange Vol 5 #16 by Mark Waid and Barry Kitson
  • Fearless #1 by Seanan McGuire and Claire Roe
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 5 #7 by Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw
  • History of the Marvel Universe #1 by Mark Waid and Javier Rodriguez
  • House of X #1 by Jonathan Hickman and Pepe Larraz
  • Magnificent Ms Marvel #5 by Saladin Ahmed and Minkyu Jung
  • Marvel Rising #5 by Nilah Magruder and Roberto Di Salvo
  • Marvel Tales Hulk #1 by Peter David and Al Milgrom
  • Marvels Epilogue #1 by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross
  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #45 by Brandon Montclare and Alitha Martinez
  • Secret Warps Arachknight Annual #1 by Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Carlos Villa, and Carlo Barberi
  • Shuri by Nnedi Okorafor and Rachel Stott
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #69 by Greg Pak and Phil Noto
  • Sword Master #1 by Shuizhu, Greg Pak, Gunji, and Kris Anka
  • Tony Stark Iron Man #14 by Dan Slott, Jim Zub, and Valerio Schiti
  • Valkyrie Jane Foster #1 by Jason Aaron, Al Ewing, and CAFU
  • Web of Venom Funeral Pyre #1 by Cullen Bunn, Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque, and Joshua Cassara

DC

  • Action Comics Vol 2 #1013 by Brian Michael Bendis and Szymon Kudranski
  • Batgirl Vol 5 #37 by Mairghread Scott and Paul Pelletier
  • Batman Beyond Vol 6 #34 by Dan Jurgens, Rick Leonardi, and Ande Parks
  • Batman Curse of the White Knight #1 by Sean Murphy
  • Books of Magic Vol 3 #10 by Kat Howard, Tom Fowler, and Brian Churilla
  • Detective Comics Vol 2 #1008 by Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza
  • Dial H for Hero #5 by Sam Humphries and Joe Quinones
  • Flash Vol 5 #75 by Joshua Williamson and Howard Porter
  • Freedom Fighters Vol 3 #7
  • Justice League Dark Vol 2 #13 by James Tynion IV, Daniel Sampere, and Mark Buckingham
  • Looney Tunes Vol 3 #250
  • Martian Manhunter Vol 5 #7 by Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo
  • Scooby-Doo Team-Up #49 by Scholly Fisch and Dario Brizuela
  • Terrifics #18 by Gene Luen Yang and Stephen Segovia
  • Wonder Woman Vol 5 #75 by G. Willow Wilson, Xermanico, Jesus Merino, and Vicente Cifuentes

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  • Ascender #4 by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
  • Curse Words #23 by Charles Soule and Ryan Browne
  • Farmhand #10 by Rob Guillory and Taylor Wells
  • Lazarus Risen #2 by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark
  • Middlewest #9 by Skottie Young and Jorge Corona
  • Redneck #22 by Donny Cates, Lisandro Estherren, and Dee Cunniffe
  • Skyward #15 by Joe Henderson, Lee Garbett, Antonio Fabela
  • Weatherman Vol 2 #2 by Jody LeHeup and Nathan Fox
  • Wicked + The Divine #44 by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matthew Wilson

IDW

  • Disney Comics & Stories #6 by Pietro B Zemelo and Marco Mazzarello
  • Dragon & Dragons A Darkened Wish #2 by B Dave Walters and Tess Fowler
  • GLOW Summer Special One Shot by Devin Grayson and Lisa Sterle
  • Magic the Gathering Chandra #3 by Vita Ayala and Harvey Tolibao
  • Marvel Action Avengers #6 by Matthew K. Manning and Jon Sommariva
  • Marvel Action Classics Hulk #1 by Paul Tobin, Alvin Lee, and David Nayakama
  • My Litter Pony Friendship is Magic #80 by Sam Maggs and Kate Sherron
  • Night Moves #5 by VJ Voyd, Justin Boyd, and Clay McCormack
  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sound Off #1 by Matthew K. Manning and Chad Thomas
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Vol 3 #19 by Ian Flynn and Jack Lawrence
  • Star Pig #1 by Delilah S Dawson and Francesco Gaston
  • Star Trek Q Conflict #6 by Scott Tipton, David Tipton, and David Messina

Dark Horse

  • Aliens Rescue #1 by Brian Wood, Kieran McKeown, and JL Straw
  • Invisible Kingdom #5 by G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward
  • Starcraft Survivors #1 by Jody Houser, Gabriel Guzman, and Michael Atiyeh



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New Comic Book Releases for July 17, 2019

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s comic book release day! Here are some of the most exciting issues coming out. For a complete list, head over to Midtown Comics.

Not sure where to buy your comics? Check out Comic Shop Locator for shops near you. If you don’t live in an area with a local shop, you can purchase from Midtown Comics, directly from the publisher, or through Comixology if you prefer digital copies.

The highlighted issues are the ones that I’d personally recommend.



Marvel

  • Age of X-Man Omega #1 by Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler, and Simone Buonfantino
  • Captain Marvel Vol 9 #8 by Kelly Thompson and Carmen Nunez Carnero
  • Daredevil Vol 6 #8 by Chip Zdarsky and Lalit Kumar Sharma
  • Deadpool Vol 6 #15 by Skottie Young and Nic Klein
  • Domino Hotshots #5 by Gail Simone and David Baldeon
  • Immortal Hulk #21 by Al Ewing and Joe Bennett
  • Invaders Vol 3 #7 by Chip Zdarsky, Carlos Magno, and Butch Guice
  • Loki Vol 3 #1 by Daniel Kibblesmith
  • Marvels Spider-Man City at War #5 by Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum and Michele Bandini
  • Punisher Vol 11 Annual #1 by Karla Pacheco and Adam Gorham
  • Secret Warps Ghost Panther Annual #1 by Al Ewing, Daniel Kibblesmith, Carlos E. Gomez, and Ig Guara
  • Silver Surfer Black #2 by Donny Cates and Tradd Moore
  • Spider-Man Life Story #5 by Chip Zdarsky and Mark Bagley
  • Star Wars Age of Resistance Finn #1 by Tom Taylor and Ramon Rosanas
  • Star Wars Doctor Aphra #34 by Si Spurrier, Wilton Santos, and Caspar Wijngaard
  • Star Wars TIE Fighter #4 by Jody Houser, Roge Antonia, and Ig Guara
  • Superior Spider-Man Vol 2 #9 by Christos Gage and Mike Hawthorne
  • Unstoppable Wasp Vol 2 #10 by Jeremy Whitley and Gurihiru
  • X-Force Vol 5 #10 by Ed Brisson and Dylan Burnett

DC

  • Aquaman Vol 6 #50 by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Robson Rocha, and Daniel Henriques
  • Batman Vol 3 #75 by Tom King and Mikel Janin
  • Callapser #1 by Mikey Way, Shaun Simon, and Ilias Kyriazis
  • Justice League Vol 4 #28 by James Tynion IV and Javi Fernandez
  • Lucifer Vol 3 # 10 by Dan Waters and Kelley Jones
  • Nightwing Vol 4 #62 by Dan Jurgens and Chris Monneyham
  • Pearl #11 by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos
  • Supermans Pal Jimmy Olson Vol 2 #1 by Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber
  • Teen Titans Go Vol 2 #35 by Matthew K. Manning, J. Torres, Philip Murphy, and Sandy Jarrell
  • Wonder Woman Come Back to Me #1 by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Chad Hardin

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  • Assassin Nation #5 by Kyle Starks and Erica Henderson
  • Black Science #41 by Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera, and Moreno DiNisio
  • Cyberforce Vol 5 #11 by Bryan Hill, Matt Hawkins, and Atilio Rojo
  • Evolution #17 by James Asmus, Joe Infurnari, and Jordan Boyd
  • Excellence #3 by Brandon Thomas, Khary Randolph, and Emilio Lopez
  • Fairlady #4 by Brian Schirmer, Claudia Balboni, and Marissa Louise
  • Gideon Falls #15 by Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, and Dave Stewart
  • Hit-Girl Vol 2 Season 2 #6 by Daniel Way and Goran Parlove
  • Infinite Dark #8 by Ryan Cady and Andrea Mutti
  • Little Bird #5 by Darcy van Poelgeest and Ian Bertram
  • Outpost Zero #11 by Sean McKeever, Alexandre Tefenkgi, and Jean Francois Beaulieu
  • Port of Earth #12 by Zack Zaplan and Andrea Mutti
  • Ride Burning Desire #2 by Doug Wagner, Daniel Hillyard, and Chris Brunner
  • Sonata #2 by David Hine, Brian Haberline, and Geirrod Van Dyke
  • Warning #9 by Edward Laroche



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New Comic Book Releases for July 10, 2019

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It’s Wednesday, which means it’s comic book release day! Here are some of the most exciting issues coming out. For a complete list, head over to Midtown Comics.

Not sure where to buy your comics? Check out Comic Shop Locator for shops near you. If you don’t live in an area with a local shop, you can purchase from Midtown Comics, directly from the publisher, or through Comixology if you prefer digital copies.

The highlighted issues are the ones that I’d personally recommend.



Marvel

  • Age of X-Man Apocalypse and the X-Tracts #5 by Tim Seeley and Salva Espin
  • Amazing Spider-Man Vol 5 #25 by Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley
  • Avengers Vol 7 #21 by Jason Aaron
  • Black Cat #2 by Jed MacKay and Travel Foreman
  • Champions Vol 3 #7 by Jim Zub and Steven Cummings
  • Giant-Size X-Statix #1 by Peter Milligan and Michael Allred
  • Invisible Woman #1 by Mark Waid and Mattia De Iulis
  • Ironheart #8 by Eve Ewing and Luciano Vecchio
  • Marvel Tales Captain America #1 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
  • Miles Morales Spider-Man #8 by Saladin Ahmed and Javi Garron
  • Savage Sword of Conan #7 by Jim Zub and Patrick Zircher
  • Secret Warps Weapon Hex Annual #1 by Al Ewing, Tim Seeley, Carlos Villa, and Bob Quinn
  • Star Wars Age of Resistance Captain Phasma #1 by Tom Taylor and Leonard Kirk
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #68 by Greg Pak and Phil Noto
  • Symbiote Spider-Man #4 by Peter David and Greg Land
  • Thor Vol 5 #15 by Jason Aaron and Michael Del Mundo
  • Venom Vol 4 #16 by Donny Cates and Juan Gedeon
  • War of the Realms Omega #1 by various
  • Wolverine and Captain America Weapon Plus #1 by Ethan Sacks and Diogenes Neves
  • Wolverine vs Blade Special #1 by Marc Guggenheim and Dave Wilkins

DC

 

  • Batman and the Outsiders Vol 3 #3 by Bryan Hill and Dexter Soy
  • Batman Universe #1 by Brian Michael Bendis and Nick Derington
  • Batman Vol 3 #74 by Tom King and Mikel Janin
  • Catwoman Vol 5 #13 by Joëlle Jones and Fernando Blanco
  • Detective Comics Vol 2 #1007 by Peter J. Tomasi and Kyle Hotz
  • Event Leviathan #2 by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev
  • Flash Vol 5 #74 by Joshua Williamson and Howard Porter
  • Hawkman Vol 5 #14 by Robert Venditti, Will Conrad, and Tom Palmer
  • House of Whispers #11 by Nalo Hopkinson, Dan Watters, and Dominike “Domo” Stanton
  • Justice League Odyssey #11 by Dan Abnett and Daniel Sampere
  • Naomi #6 by Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker, and Jamal Campbell
  • Red Hood Outlaw #36 by Scott Lobdell and Pete Woods
  • Supergirl Vol 7 #32 by Marc Andreyko, Kevin Maguire, and Sean Parsons
  • Superman Vol 6 #13 by Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado, and Ivan Reis
  • Wonder Twins #6 by Mark Russell and Emanuela Lupacchino
  • Wonder Woman Vol 5 #74 by G. Willow Wilson and Jesus Merino
  • Young Justice Vol 3 #7 by Brian Michael Bendis and John Timms

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  • Bitter Root Red Summer Special One Shot by David Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Greene
  • Criminal Vol 3 #6 by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, and Jacob Phillips
  • Gogor #3 by Ken Garing
  • Oblivion Song by Robert Kirkman and Lorenzo De Felici
  • Outer Darkness #8 by John Layman and Afu Chan
  • Reaver #1 by Justin Jordan, Rebekah Isaacs, and Alex Guimaraes
  • Unearth #1 by Cullen Bunn, Kyle Strahm, and Baldemar Rivas
  • Unnatural #11 by Mirka Andolfo



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New Comic Book Releases for June 19, 2019

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s comic book release day! Here are some of the most exciting issues coming out. For a complete list, head over to Midtown Comics.

Not sure where to buy your comics? Check out Comic Shop Locator for shops near you. If you don’t live in an area with a local shop, you can purchase from Midtown Comics, directly from the publisher, or through Comixology if you prefer digital copies.

The highlighted issues are the ones that I’d personally recommend.



Marvel

  • Age of X-Man Amazing Nightcrawler #5 by Seanan McGurie and Juan Frigeri
  • Age of X-Man Nextgen #5 by Ed Brisson and Marcus To
  • Captain America Vol 9 #11 by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Adam Kubert
  • Captain Marvel Vol 9 #7 by Kelly Thompson and Annapaola Martello
  • Daredevil Vol 6 #7 by Chip Zdarsky and Lalit Kumar Sharma
  • Deadpool Vol 6 #14 by Skottie Young and Nic Klein
  • Marvels Annotated #4 by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man City at Wat #4 by Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum and Michele Bandini
  • Miles Morales Spider-Man #7 by Saladin Ahmed
  • Savage Sword of Conan #6 by Meredith Finch and Luke Ross
  • Shuri #9 by Nnedi Okorafor and Rachael Stott
  • Star Wars Doctor Aphra #33 by Si Spurrier and Wilton Santos
  • Star Wars TIE Fighter #3 by Jody Houser, Roge Antonia, and Geraldo Borges
  • Star Wars Vol 4 #67 by Kieron Gillen and Angel Unzueta
  • Tony Stark Iron Man #13 by Gail Simone and Paolo Villanelli
  • Uncanny X-Men Vol 5 #20 by Matthew Rosenberg and Salvador Larroca
  • Unstoppable Wasp Vol 2 #9 by Jeremy Whitley and Gurihiru
  • War of the Realms Journey into Mystery #5 by Clint McElroy and Andre Araujo
  • War of the Realms Spider-Man and the League of Realms #3 by Sean Ryan and Nico Leon
  • War of the Realms War Scrolls #3 by Jason Aaron and Andrea Sorrentino
  • Wolverine Infinity Watch #5 by Gerry Duggan and Andy MacDonald

DC


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  • Assassin Nation #4 by Kyle Starks and Erica Henderson
  • Curse Words #22 by Charles Soule and Ryan Browne
  • Excellence #2 by Brandon Thomas, Khary Randolph, and Emilio Lopez
  • Fairlady #3 by Brian Schirmer, Claudia Balboni, and Shari Chankhamma
  • Farmhand #9 by Rob Guillory and Taylor Wells
  • Gideon Falls #14 by Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, and Dave Stewart
  • Hit-Girl Vol 2 Season 2 #5 by Daniel Way and Goran Parlov
  • Little Bird #4 by Darcy Van Poelgeest and Ian Bertram
  • Middlewest #8 by Skottie Young and Jorge Corona
  • Monstress #23 by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda
  • Outpost Zero #10 by Sean McKeever, Alexandre Tefenkgi, and Jean Francois-Beaulieu
  • Port of Earth #11 by Zack Kaplan and Andrea Mutti
  • Rat Queens Vol 2 #16 by Ryan Ferrier and Priscella Petraites
  • Rumble Vol 2 #13 by John Arcudi and David Rubin
  • Skyward #14 by Joe Henderson, Lee Garbett, and Antonio Fabela
  • Warning #8 by Edward Laroche

IDW

  • Clue Candlestick #2 by Dash Shaw
  • Samurai Jack Lost Worlds #2 by Paul Allor and Adam Bryce Thomas
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Urban Legends #14 by Gary Carlson and Frank Fosco
  • Uncle Scrooge Vol 2 #46 by Carlo Gentina and Stefano Intini
  • Usagi Yojimbo Vol 4 #1 by Stan Sakai



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Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples – A Review

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Saga, Volume One by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Science Fiction
Published by Image Comics
Released October 23, 2012
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Rating: 5_Star_Rating_System_3_and_a_half_stars

The Saga series has been on my radar for years, so I’m not sure why I didn’t start reading it before now. There’s quite a bit of hype surrounding this series, so that could be part of the reason. As much as I hate to admit it, hype tends to make me nervous about picking up a book.

Saga, Volume One tells the story of one family amidst inter-planetary war. Alana and Marko are both former soldiers for their respective planets and find themselves on the run from both planets’ governments after giving birth to Hazel. Two mercenaries, The Will and The Stalk, are hired to track them down and kill the parents, but leave the infant alive.

One thing to keep in mind is that this comic series is meant for adults. There’s nudity, sex, violence, and a lot of foul language. This isn’t the type of graphic novel you give to your children. 

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Hazel is the narrator of the story, which I hope continues into volume two and beyond. She’s telling us the story of her parents and her childhood, and it’s an interesting storytelling device.

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There’s a lot going on in this graphic novel: war, magic, ghosts, spaceships that grow like trees, television people, a giant cat that can tell when someone’s lying, and so much more. I really enjoyed the uniqueness of it all, and will most certainly be carrying on with the series.

The writing style and art style work exceptionally well together. While I don’t think it lives up to the insane hype surrounding it, it is a great science fiction comic book series.

The thing that really makes this series stand out is its character development. Few of the characters are simply good or bad – there’s a lot of complex morality and personalities in the story.

Overall, while it’s definitely not my favorite comic book series, it’s still enjoyable and a unique take on the classic Romeo and Juliet trope.




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Not My Bag by Sina Grace – A Review

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Not My Bag by Sina Grace
Graphic Novel | Fiction | LGBT
Published by Image Comics
Released October 30, 2012
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Rating: 5_Star_Rating_System_3_stars

Working in retail, or any type of customer service, is difficult. You have to deal with the messiest, rudest people imaginable, and the work is rarely fulfilling. I worked in retail for nearly a decade until I transitioned into spas and then insurance, and I still cringe whenever I hear retail horror stories.

Sina Grace’s graphic novel Not My Bag is a story that all retail workers will be able to relate to. It tells the story of a man who hopes to become a comic book artist but finds himself working in high-end retail. You watch as the main character has to navigate the personalities of backstabbing employees while overworking himself to meet the standards of the industry. As time passes, he starts becoming obsessed with getting a promotion and outselling his co-workers, until one day he finally snaps and realizes he’s become obsessed with a job that he doesn’t actually want to do.

I spotted this graphic novel at my local library and was intrigued by the cover. If you look at the cover above, you’ll see that the bag on the left has tentacles emerging from it, and I was hoping for a story with Lovecraftian elements. The synopsis on the back states that the story is “a haunting retail hell story like you’ve never encountered before! A young artist takes a job at a department store in order to make ends meet … little does he know that he may meet his end!” Alas, that’s not what this story was, and I was slightly disappointed due to the expectations I had. The combination of the cover art and the synopsis felt misleading to me.

The art, which is drawn by the author, has a simple, gothic feel to it that I enjoyed. The characters are expressive and distinct. From cover to cover, the entire book is presented in shades of white, black, and gray, and it worked quite well.

The subplot of the story is about the character’s romantic relationships. He’s gay, so there’s some great LBGT representation here, and the relationships are thankfully realistic. He thinks about his exes and considers where things went wrong while also currently being in a new relationship. He refers to his exes and past as his ghosts, which I think all of us can understand.

Since I was able to relate to much of this story through my own frustrations in the retail world, I enjoyed the story, although it didn’t blow me away. I doubt I would ever re-read it, although I would still recommend it to people who want a story about retail or the fashion industry.


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Skyward Volume 1 by Joe Henderson – A Review

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Skyward Volume 1 by Joe Henderson
Art by Lee Garbett and Antonio Fabela
Comic Books | Sci-Fi
Goodreads
Published by Image Comics
Released September 25, 2018
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: 5_Star_Rating_System_4_stars

I would like to preface this review by mentioning Hoopla, a website that allows you to check out all sorts of books, comics, films and television shows, and audiobooks using your library card. I use it exclusively to read non-Marvel comic books (I use Marvel Unlimited to read those), and I’ve been so impressed by their selection. I noticed this book there and the premise caught my eye.

Skyward is a comic series about Willa Fowler, a woman living on Earth after gravity has gone haywire. In volume one, we don’t learn what caused G-day to happen, just that it was caused in part by her father. We watch as Willa discovers that one of the richest men in the world, Roger Barrow, used to work with her father. She reaches out to him to try to help her father, who has become a recluse. Mr. Barrow isn’t quite what she was expecting, however, and she finds herself trying to save both her and her father’s life instead.

As I mentioned already, I really enjoyed the premise of this series, although I have many questions that I hope will get answered in future issues. Questions such as what happened to large bodies of water when gravity stopped working? How are birds doing with this change? Stuff like that.

The art was beautiful in this series and the coloring perfect. I’ve found that the color palette of a comic book has just as much power as the art itself on setting the tone of the story.

The story was well-paced and I enjoyed the number of panels that focused on the world of the people living “above.” The only gripe I had with Skyward was that some of the side characters seemed very one-dimensional and that Willa was the only one who felt fully fleshed out. Hopefully, that changes with the later issues/volume two.

I definitely recommend Skyward for people looking for a unique new comic series to get hooked on. I’m looking forward to reading volume two.