Happy Monday! We have a super cool week lined up, but first…due to a shipping snafu, there were some missing Marvel and DC titles from last week that we will have this Wednesday. If they’re on your pull list, they’ll still go into your box like normal. For everyone else, we’ll have them on the wall with all the other new releases this week.
Take a look at the events below. In addition to the upcoming Kickstarter class with Madeleine Holly-Rosing at Culver this month, there are two new upcoming classes with Jim Higgins as well.
As for books, there’s the beginning of DC’s Deathstroke and Batman showdown and Miller’s return to his…300-verse? If anyone wants to know what I think the hot book this week is, it’s Isola. I’ve since fallen in love with Karl Kerschel’s artwork after burning through The Abominable Charles Christopher. The pages I’ve seen from Isola look fantastic.
On the trade side, I’d like to point out the first trade for Redlands. I’ve been banging the drum for that book since it started. Jordie Bellaire and Vanesa Del Rey are crafting a dark, moody, and sexy book that should make horror heads swoon. That’s it for me! See you at the bottom…
Making Comics with Jim Higgins
Sun April 21 at the Culver Store
Making Comics is a 12-session class that focuses on the fundamental skills of creating comics. The class is for both writers and artists. In it, you’ll learn the most important aspect of writing — how to structure a story as it relates to the medium of comics and graphic novels. Click here for more info.
Crowdfunding Class with Madeleine Holly-Rosing
Sun April 22 at the Culver Store
Having successfully funded four Kickstarters for her comic Boston Metaphysical Society, writer/creator, Madeleine Holly-Rosing will share her very specific and practical strategies for running a crowdfunding campaign with a goal of under 10K. This class is designed for independent creators who cannot afford to hire a team or a PR person. Click here for more info.
Getting Into Comics with Jim Higgins
Sun May 13 at the Culver Store
In this one-day workshop, you’ll get information on submitting, how to prepare samples, and how to put together a pitch for a series or graphic novel. There will be an overview of various publishers, both those who cater to the comic book store market, and those who sell mostly in book stores. Click here for more info.
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Amazing Spiderman #795
Amazing Spiderman #796
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 (2nd)
Get Funky with DC and Hanna-Barbera Crossovers Announcement
DC announces plans to release four all-new one-shot comics that bring some of DC’s most exciting heroes together with well-known characters from the world of Hanna-Barbera cartoons from the 1970’s (coming May 30th)
- AQUAMAN/JABBERJAW SPECIAL #1
- BLACK LIGHTNING/HONG KONG PHOOEY SPECIAL #1
- THE FLASH/SPEED BUGGY SPECIAL #1
- SUPER SONS/DYNOMUTT SPECIAL #1
Gail Simone’s is writing two new mini-series: DOMINO for Marvel Comics (April) and PLASTIC MAN for DC Comics (June)
Hawkman’s Post-Metal Title Announced with Vendetti and Hitch
Marvel Fresh Start: All-New Wolverine Becomes X-23 Again With a New #1 in June curtesy of writer Mariko Tamaki
John Byrne’s X-Men Gets an Artifact Edition From IDW in July!
DC Unveils Creator-powered Black Label Imprint
DC Entertainment has revealed details of its new imprint, Black Label, which will launch in August with non-continuity projects by a stellar creative line-up.
“Many of our perennially best-selling, critically acclaimed books were produced when we unleashed our top talent on standalone, often out-of-continuity projects featuring our most iconic characters, a prime example being Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns,” DC Entertainment Co-publisher Jim Lee said in a statement announcing DC Black Label.
The imprint will open with the following titles:
Superman: Year One from Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.
Batman: Damned from Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons from Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Jimenez
Wonder Woman: Diana’s Daughter (working title) from Greg Rucka
The Other History of the DC Universe from John Ridley
Batman: Last Knight on Earth from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
You can also watch my face talk about Black Label by clicking the link below!
(UPDATED) Marvel plans a “Fresh Start” in May
Jeff Lemire returns to Marvel for The Sentry relaunch!
Tony Stark: Iron Man is the new home of Dan Slott!
New & Noteworthy Comics
Click here for a full list of all of the week’s new releases.
CHAPTER ONE: Five years from now: the security of the internet has been totally destroyed. Secrets are no longer sent over the web, they’re entrusted to armed couriers called “Ledger Men,” like human punching-bag Jack McGinnis. He’s got a gun in one hand and a briefcase handcuffed to the other. Danger lurks around every corner, and Jack has to watch his back-because he had a part in the cyber attack that changed the world. Get in on the ground floor of this new ongoing series and thrill as we slam Jack’s fist into the faces of spies, mercs, fascists, and eventually less punchable adversaries like a very grumpy artificial intelligence. From your new favorite artist, DAVID O’SULLIVAN, and GERRY DUGGAN, The New York Times bestselling author of such indie titles as Deadpool, Star Wars: Chewbacca, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Uncanny Avengers!
Avengers Shards of Infinity
EARTH’S – AND THE MOON’S – MIGHTIEST HEROES?
A new threat has emerged: An evil organization calling itself LUNAR has been secretly building a powerful weapon on the surface of the Earth’s moon. BLACK WIDOW infiltrates the group to uncover an even more startling revelation: Their weapon is powered by shards of the COSMIC CUBE!
Legendary creators Ralph Macchio and Andrea Di Vito bring CAPTAIN AMERICA, BLACK PANTHER, THE FALCON and BLACK WIDOW together for a cosmic thrill ride you won’t want to miss – and new villains you won’t want to mess with!
Deathstroke #30 Deathstroke vs Batman Part 1!
“Deathstroke vs. Batman” part one! Beginning this month, a six-issue series-within-a-series featuring the ultimate showdown between DC’s fiercest rivals! When Batman discovers a mysterious package containing DNA test results proving that he is not Damian Wayne’s biological father, the Dark Knight sets his sights on his son’s true father-Deathstroke! But Damian Wayne can’t really be Slade Wilson’s son-can he? And who sent the package-and why? The ultimate custody battle ensues as the World’s Greatest Detective and the World’s Deadliest Assassin clash in this instant classic!
Childhood friends BRENDEN FLETCHER (MOTOR CRUSH) and Eisner Award-winning storyteller KARL KERSCHL (Gotham Academy) reunite on the comics page with a breathtaking fantasy adventure two decades in the making! The captain of the Royal Guard has fled the capital city with the Queen of Maar, suffering under the effects of an evil spell. Captain Rook’s only hope of returning Queen Olwyn to her throne and saving the kingdom from impending war lies on an island half a world away-a place known in myth as Isola, land of the dead. Featuring lush color work by MSASSYK (Gotham Academy) and letters by ADITYA BIDIKAR (MOTOR CRUSH). Recommended for fans of Studio Ghibli and the work of Hayao Miyazaki.
Tinsel Town #1 (of 5)
In 1915, Abigail Moore became one of the first female police officers in Hollywood. But beneath the glamorous surface of Tinseltown beats a rotten heart full of corruption, greed, and lies, and Abigail’s about to dive head-first into all of it.
Xerxes: Fall of the House of Darius #1 (of 5)
Frank Miller returns to the world of 300 with this sprawling historical epic! Persian King Xerxes sets out to conquer the world to avenge his father Darius’s defeat and create an empire unlike anything the world has ever seen . . . Until the hardy Greeks produce a god king of their own, Alexander the Great.
o Frank Miller writes and draws this long-awaited companion to his masterpiece, 300!
o Colored by Alex Sinclair, the colorist for Miller’s Dark Knight Master Race, third installment of his Dark Knight Returns master trilogy.
o Deluxe collector format!
o Thirty pages of story!
Graphic Novel Highlights
Beyond time… Beyond space… Beyond reality itself… ETERNITY awaits! Following in the sold-out, critically acclaimed footsteps of DIVINITY, DIVINITY II, and DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE, two of Valiant’s most formidable creative minds unveil a new plane of existence beyond our own and unleash a universe of new worlds, new beings, and new myths… Journey to a realm that defies all description and enter an eons-old universe of gods and heroes in this visionary new adventure from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY, X-Men: Deadly Genesis)! Collecting ETERNITY #1-4
Cover Price: $9.99
Pulp Fiction Price:$7.99 (20% OFF)
Global Frequency Dlx Ed HC
Global Frequency is a worldwide rescue organization that offers a last shred of hope when all other options have failed. Manned by 1,001 operatives, the Frequency is made up of experts in fields as diverse as bio-weapon engineering and parkour. Each agent is specifically chosen by Miranda Zero based on proximity, expertise and, in some cases, sheer desperation! Collects the entire 12-issue series!
Cover Price: $34.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $20.99 (40% OFF)
Redlands TP Vol 1
A mysterious and bloodthirsty matriarchal force runs the town of Redlands, Florida, and in order to stay on top, sacrifices must be made. Someone is intent on removing these women from the top of the foo d chain, and he’s ready to unleash their darkest secret but has seriously underestimated the lengths the townspeople will go to protect the new order of things. Inspired by the strange complexities of real-world politics and crime, the characters of REDLANDS play victim and villain, attempting to understand themselves and others through murder, magic, and mayhem.Collects REDLANDS #1-6
Cover Price: $9.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $6.99 (30% OFF)
X-Men Grand Design TP
Over six tumultuous decades, the X-Men have carved a singular place in comic book lore and popular culture. From their riotous birth in the ’60s, to their legendary reboot in the ’70s, to their attitude adjustment in the ’90s, to their battle against extinction in the ’00s, the X-Men have remained unquestionably relevant to generations of readers, the ultimate underdogs in an increasingly complicated world. Now, New York Times-best-selling author Ed Piskor (Hip-Hop Family Tree, Wizzywig) takes you on a pulse-pounding tour of X-Men history unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before, an intricate labor of love that stitches together hundreds of classic and obscure stories into one seamless X-Men masterpiece! This volume also includes 1963’s X-MEN #1, masterfully recolored by Ed. Presented in the same dynamic, oversized format of the best-selling Hip Hop Family Tree! Collecting X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN #1-2.