Hello everyone. If you haven’t already heard, Stan Lee passed away. That’s a big one. As a comic retailer, I can tell you that Stan Lee is probably the only person I can reasonably expect people to know from the industry that have never picked up a comic book before. He was an icon and will be terribly missed. Most will dust off a Silver Age comic in remembrance, but personally whenever I think of Stan, I think of this video where he gleefully take the piss out of the new blood. Always gets a chuckle from me. See you at the bottom.
New & Noteworthy Comics
Click here for a full list of all of the week’s new releases.
Uncanny X-Men #1
(W) Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Mahmud Asrar, Mark Bagley, Mirko Colak
HE CHILDREN OF THE ATOM ARE BACK!
New ongoing series kicking off with a 10-part weekly epic, the flagship X-Men series that started it all is back and better than ever! Starting with a mysterious and tragic disappearance, the X-Men are drawn into what might be…their final adventure?! X-Fan favorite writers Ed Brisson (EXTERMINATION), Matthew Rosenberg (PHOENIX RESURRECTION) and Kelly Thompson (MR. & MRS. X) and all-star artists Mahmud Asrar (X-MEN RED), R.B. Silva (X-MEN BLUE), Yildiray Cinar (WEAPON X) and Pere Pérez (ROGUE AND GAMBIT) join forces to bring you…X-MEN DISASSEMBLED?!
Wonder Woman #58
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Cary Nord
G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel) takes on Wonder Woman!
“THE JUST WAR” part one! A new era of Wonder Woman begins as best-selling writer G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel) makes her return to DC with art star Cary Nord (Conan, THE UNEXPECTED) joining the series! Far below Themyscira, Ares, the God of War, has been imprisoned for generations, repenting his past sins. But his new cellmate Grail may have an unexpected effect on him…and the plan they’ve come up with will change Themyscira-and the world- forever! When Wonder Woman rushes to Eastern Europe to rescue Steve Trevor from a mission gone wrong, she’ll find herself face-to-face with a very new, very different God of War!
(W) Greg Pak (A) Dan McDaid
BOOM! Studios, along with visionary writer and director Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Avengers), presents an all-new era of the pop culture phenomenon Firefly , as one of the most demanded stories in the franchise’s history is revealed for the first time! Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds, a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the totalitarian governed Alliance, will undertake any job-legal or not-to stay afloat and keep his crew fed. Find out now how his story began as BOOM! Studios delves into Malfs past, how he met his first mate Zoe and the real truth about the War of Unification.the intergalactic civil war that divided friend and family alike. Focusing on family, loyalty, identity, and the price of redemption, writer Greg Pak (Mech Cadet Yu, Totally Awesome Hulk) and artist Dan McDaid (Judge Dredd: Mega City Zero) take you back to the battleground where Mal’s journey began.
Dr. Horrible Best Friends Forever #0
(W) Joss Whedon (A) Josep Maria Beroy, Sara Soler, Dan Jackson
Dr. Horrible is back, and he’s brought his best friend with him… Captain Hammer? The timestream has been breached, and who’s to blame but the missus of time herself, Hourglass. But things are a bit peculiar in this semmingly present day with arch nemeses Dr. Horrible and Captain Hammer teaming up! If that’s possible, then what else is? Revisit the hilarity, wit, and charm of Dr. Horrible in this unbelievable story of preposterous possibilities featuring cameos from some of the series’ most horrible villians.
Bitter Root #1
(W) David F. Walker, Chuck Brown (A) Sanford Greene
In the 1920s, the Harlem Renaissance is in full swing, and only the Sangerye Family can save New York-and the world-from the supernatural forces threatening to destroy humanity. But the once-great family of monster hunters has been torn apart by tragedies and conflicting moral codes. The Sangerye Family must heal the wounds of the past and move beyond their differences… or sit back and watch a force of unimaginable evil ravage the human race.
DAVID F. WALKER and SANFORD GREENE, the creative team of Power Man and Iron Fist, along with indie veteran CHUCK BROWN (Trench Coats, Cigarettes and Shotguns) bring you 24 action-packed pages of monsters, mayhem, and family dysfunction in a brand-new ongoing series.
The Black Order #1
(W) Derek Landy (A) Philip Tan
FROM THE INFINITY WAR INTO THEIR OWN LIMITED SERIES! They are the five dreadlords, the Cull Obsidian, Thanos’ most feared warriors and disciples… Ruthless villains to a one, the Black Order has been dispatched by the Grandmaster to destabilize a burgeoning empire, and along the way they come to realize that as big and as bad as they are, there is always someone bigger and badder… The bombastic writing style of novelist Derek Landy (Skulduggery Pleasant) and the electrifying artwork of Philip Tan combine for an absolutely unhinged super-villain adventure!
William Gibson’s Alien 3 #1
(W) William Gibson, Johnnie Christmas (A) Johnnie Christmas
This is the official adaptation of the original screenplay for Alien 3, written by William Gibson, the award-winning science fiction author of the cyberpunk cult classic Neuromancer. You’ll see familiar characters and places-but not all is the same in this horrifying Cold War thriller!
After the deadly events of the film Aliens, the spaceship Sulaco carrying the sleeping bodies of Ripley, Hicks, Newt, and Bishop are intercepted by the Union of Progressive Peoples. What the U.P.P forces don’t expect is another deadly passenger that is about to unleash chaos between two governmental titans intent on developing the ultimate cold war weapon of mass destruction.
Electric Warriors #1
(W) Steve Orlando (A) Travel Foreman
A new tale of the future DC Universe, set in a previously unexplored timeline-the Cosmic Dark Age!
Years after the Great Disaster, the Earth has started to rebuild and rejoin the universal coalition. In order to prevent a galactic war, different worlds throughout the known cosmos have created a new system of competitive combat to give each participating planet their own voice in the intergalactic struggle. Each world has one diplomatic gladiator, chosen to possess the Electric Seed and fight for their homeland as the Electric Warrior! Each fighter forsakes their personal life in the name of peace.
So what happens when Earth can’t choose a single combatant and sends two instead? The bruiser War Cry represents the humans of Earth, while Deep Dweller, a shape-shifter from the Octopus Tribe, represents the animal kingdom. Can they maintain one common goal, or will they tear Earth’s tenuous coexistence to shreds and destroy the rest of the universe with it? Oh, and War Cry also has a powerful relic from Earth’s past: Superman’s cape!
Infinity Wars Infinity Warps #1
(W) Ryan North, Mariko Tamaki, Jim Zub (A) Natacha Bustos, Ozgur Yildirim, Francisco Herrera
When you gaze into the warp…you get more stories of mad Two-In-One heroes! Read about the Star Siblings of the Warped Universe – MISTER INVISIBLE and HOT ROCKS, the TERRIFIC TWO! Then, see how the covert programs of the Green Room created the gamma-powered GREEN WIDOW! And join MOON SQUIRREL AND TIPPYSAUR as they save the planet from the most dangerous threat it’s ever faced!
New & Noteworthy Graphic Novels
Thanos The Infinity Conflict HC
(W) Jim Starlin (A) Alan Davis
In a desperate bid to protect all of reality, Adam Warlock once gave the Reality Gem to the Mad Titan Thanos. Years later, that decision has come to haunt Adam – Thanos is on the verge of becoming the lord of all reality! Only Thanos’ troublesome brother, an errant troll and a strange trick of resurrection stand in his way…or so it seems. For deep within the Titan lurks an abnormality – a torturous second existence. A rebellion within his very soul! And so it may prove Thanos himself who fights most intensely against his own future! Jim Starlin and Alan Davis return to the epic story that began in THE INFINITY SIBLINGS. Don’t miss the second volume of Starlin’s wildest adventure yet!
Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $17.49
The Fade Out Complete TP
(W) Ed Brubaker (A) Sean Phillips
A bold new paperback edition of the entire Eisner Award-winning tale of Hollywood in the early days of the Blacklist! THE FADE OUT tracks the murder of an up-and-coming starlet from studio backlots to the gutters of downtown Los Angeles, as shell-shocked front man Charlie Parish is caught between his own dying sense of morality and his best friend’s righteous sense of justice. A picture-perfect recreation of a lost era, THE FADE OUT is an instant classic from the bestselling team of ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS, with acclaimed color artist ELIZABETH BREITWEISER. Collects THE FADE OUT #1-12
Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $17.49
Brothers Dracul Vol 01 TP
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Mirko Colak
The legend of Vlad the Impaler is the stuff of nightmares. The inspiration for the most iconic of monsters-Dracula-Vlad tortured and murdered thousands of victims. But what turned him into such a depraved killer? The truth lies in his teenage years, when Vlad and his brother Radu were held hostage by the Ottoman Empire. During this time, the brothers learned many things-archery, riding, the art of combat, matters of court…and how to stalk and slay vampires. From writer Cullen Bunn (DARK ARK, UNHOLY GRAIL, X-Men Blue, Deadpool, Venom) and artist Mirko Colak (UNHOLY GRAIL, The Punisher) comes a tale of brothers and blood that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.
Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.49
That’s it for this week!