Hello everyone! Guess who’s back! The man with a wedding band, a fresh tan and a plan. What’s the plan? Not sure but it rhymes and sounds cool. I’ve been off planet, but here on Earth it looks like comics are still a thing. This week we have the return of everyone’s favorite “boy who lived” Timothy Hunter, lots of Spider-women, future Harley, and more! It’s good to be back. See you at the bottom…
Comics Classes With Jim Higgins
Comics Class for Kids
Does your kid love to draw? Do they like comics? Then they’d love this class for kids all about making comics. They’ll learn the fundamentals of telling a story in comics form, plus basic drawing tips, information on how to write good stories, and fun activities that will help them learn all these skills. Click here for more details.
Making Comics with Jim Higgins
Making Comics is a 12-session class that focuses on the fundamental skills of creating comics. The class is for both writers and artists. Click here for more details.
The Art of Inking – A Workshop For Comics Artists and Illustrators
In this one-day workshop, you’ll learn various different techniques to ink either your artwork or the work of others. Click here for more details.
Writing Horror For Comics And Film
In this online class, we’ll analyze various comics and films in order to understand some of the tropes, methods, and techniques used to make great horror stories as well as the reasons behind our desire to be scared. Click here for more details.
New & Noteworthy Comics
Click here for a full list of all of the week’s new releases.
Books of Magic #1
(W) Kat Howard (A) Tom Fowler
From the SANDMAN UNIVERSE #1, it’s the return of Neil Gaiman’s magical morality fable in an all-new series written by Kat Howard (Roses and Rot, An Unkindness of Magicians) and drawn by Tom Fowler (DOOM PATROL)! Timothy Hunter may be destined tobecome the most powerful magician in the universe, but he’s still a London teenager, and having magical abilities complicates things more than it helps. It’s not like he can use magic to pass his exams, stop being bullied or convince his cute friend to date him. And while Tim’s trying to live his life, there are cultists who want to kill him, believing his power will eventually corrupt him into becoming a merciless mage. Oh, and those are the good guys. Luckily, his new substitute teacher is more than she appears, and may be able to help Tim discover the mystery behind the Books of Magic…
Spider-Gwen Ghost Spider #1
(W) Seanan McGuire (A) Rosi Kampe
A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE IN!
• What? You thought we were done with Gwen Stacy after the first two landmark volumes of her series?! GET OUTTA HERE.
• It’s a whole new spin on Gwen and her world of Earth-65, brought to you by none other than SEANAN MCGUIRE & ROSI KÄMPE!
• We pick up with Gwen right where we left her – fighting crime through her home reality, unaware that it sits on the precipice of interdimensional calamity! Someone’s gonna be late to band practice…
(W) Jody Houser (A) Andres Genolet
A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE IN!
• MAY “MAYDAY” PARKER, the original SPIDER-GIRL, ANYA CORAZON, the Prime Universe SPIDER-GIRL, and ANNIE MAY PARKER, A.K.A. SPIDERLING – together for the first time!
• May will do anything to protect her brother from the Inheritors, and Anya’s knowledge of the mystical Spider-Totems could save the day.
• But how does Annie fit in? And what chance do three girls have against ageless universal forces?!
Old Lady Harley #1
(W) Frank Tieri (A) Inaki Miranda
After liberating New York City from her now-feral Gang of Harleys, poor Harley wants nothing more than to slip back into retirement in her coastal (and heavily guarded) paradise. But the Laughing Boys Gang has another idea-they’ll follow her to the ends of the Earth, to drag her back to their leader! It can’t actually be…him! Right?! He couldn’t possibly still be alive, could he? After all…Harley killed him herself with her bare hands! Should she turn to President Power Girl for help? Or flee to the 51st state, Atlantis? Step into an insane vision of a future DC Universe we all better hope we don’t live to see!
(W/A) David Lapham
A handsome drifter murders his way through the midwest while hiding in plain sight as a travel blogger, leaving families in shreds and body bags in his wake. Ricky Toledo was fifteen when she fell hard for “Dante”-until he killed her mother and got her father sent to prison for it. It’s three years later, and Ricky will stop at nothing to get revenge. Lodger is a dark, grimy, psychological thriller-a game of cat and mouse between a broken young woman and a serial killer-and like all the best crime noir… a twisted love story.
Black Panther vs Deadpool #1
(W) Daniel Kibblesmith (A) Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
VIBRANIUM BULLETS AND REGROWING LIMBS – EVERYTHING YOU WANT FROM A COMIC IS HERE!
Deadpool’s teamed up with, taken down or taken a beating from just about every hero in the Marvel Universe. And no way is the Black Panther going to miss out on his turn. From Late Show writer Daniel Kibblesmith comes a hilarious romp through Wakanda as Deadpool goes on the hunt for the world’s most valuable resource: Vibranium! When a beloved figure of the Marvel Universe becomes collateral damage in a fight between Deadpool and the Wrecker, the heroic Deadpool sets out to obtain a fragment of Vibranium that could save the victim’s life. But his unconventional methods – ranging from poaching to dismemberment – don’t sit well with the King of Wakanda, and Deadpool’s about to learn that you don’t bring a sword to a claw fight!
Dead Kings #1
(W) Steve Orlando (A) Matthew Dow Smith
NEW SERIES! Sasha never saw his younger brother…until the secret police made him disappear. Sasha Vasnetsov left Thrice-Nine-the dirty folklore world that limps along in the wreckage of a Technomagic War-thirty years ago and never looked back. But word that the secret police have sent his brother Gena to a work camp for the socially degenerate drags him back, with a promise to free Gena and return him to their mother before her fiftieth birthday. The only problem? Sasha isn’t a fraction of the tough guy he tries to be, so if he’s going to break back into Thrice-Nine…he’ll need help. Sasha’s only hope is Maria Kamenaya, a former Technomagic Warrior with hundreds of enemy kills to her name, betrayed by the country that made her when her honor conflicted with their agenda.
New & Noteworthy Graphic Novels
Batman Vol 07 The Wedding TP
(W) Tom King (A) Mikel Janin, Tony Daniel
In these tales from BATMAN #45-50, Booster Gold arrives in Gotham City to give Bruce Wayne a gift-the kind that could have deadly consequences! Then, just as the Bat and the Cat are starting to think it might be easier to just elope than go through with their wedding plans, The Joker kidnaps his old foe-but will he try to talk him out of his marriage plans, or just bash his brains in? It all concludes in the historic wedding issue! Includes the wedding prelude story from DC NATION #0.
Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.89
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Sami Kivela
Hugo Award-nominated novelist Saladin Ahmed (Black Bolt) and artist Sami Kivela (Beautiful Canvas) present one womanfs search for the truth that destroyed her family. Hard-nosed, chain-smoking tabloid reporter Elena Abbott investigates a series of grisly crimes that the police have ignored. Crimes she knows to be the work of dark occult forces. Forces that took her husband from her. Forces she has sworn to destroy. Collects the entire 5-issue series.
Cover Price: $17.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $12.59
Isola Vol 01 TP
(W) Brendan Fletcher, Karl Kershl (A) Karl Kershl
An evil spell has been cast on the Queen of Maar, and her Captain of the Guard will do anything to reverse it. Their only hope lies on an island half a world away-a place known in myth as Isola, land of the dead. Gotham Academy creators BRENDEN FLETCHER and KARL KERSCHL reunite with series colorist MSASSYK and letterer ADITYA BIDIKAR for a breathtaking fantasy adventure two decades in the making. Recommended for fans of Studio Ghibli and the work of Hayao Miyazaki. Collects ISOLA #1-5
Cover Price: $9.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $6.99
That’s it for this week!