Hello everyone. We have a pretty big week lined up for you! DC Rebirth
continues its conquest, beginning the transition from the Rebirth specials to the proper issue #1’s with Batman, Superman, Green Arrow and Green Lanterns
. The sole Rebirth special this week is Titans
, the book that will see some of the original Teen Titans getting back together for the first time since before the New 52.
While Titans Rebirth #1 is 50% off, that’s the only DC Rebirth deal this week so some more indy books will sneak into the Deal of the Week spotlight this Wednesday including Joyners #1 (scifi family drama with art from David Marquez), Tales From the Darkside #1 (a horror anthology collaboration from the Locke and Key creative team), and Weird Detective #1 (a Lovecraftian noir?). Also this week: the second issue of Civil War II (so Civil War II…2), The Dark Knight Last Crusade one-shot, and the first issue of Han Solo!
On the trade side, we have the third volume of Outcast and Sex Criminals, a new graphic novel from Neil Gaiman and Brazilian super duo Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba, a hardcover collection of Fight Club 2, and a really interesting original Batman graphic novel from Paul Dini and Eduardo Risso. Check out the description below. See you at the bottom…
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Joyners #1 Deal of the Week $1.99! 50% OFF
(W) R. J. Ryan (A/CA) David Marquez
The story Comic Book Resources called “a game changer” returns in an all-new, full-color serialized format! A landmark work by Invincible Iron Man & Civil War II artist David Marquez and longtime collaborator R.J. Ryan, featuring new color art by Bitch Planet’s Kelly Fitzpatrick. In 2062 Northern California, technology mogul George Joyner stands on the brink of revolutionizing American life (again) with his latest high-flying creation. Unfortunately, his family life is a mess, and his wife Sonya has had enough. Can George pull it together before she decides to leave him for good?
Tales from the Darkside #1 Deal of the Week $1.99! 50% OFF
(W) Joe Hill (A/CA) Gabriel Rodriguez
Joe Hill’s nerve-shredding re-imagining of Tales from the Darkside never made it to your TV set…but the dead are restless and refuse to stay buried! This summer, IDW releases DARKSIDE, a four-issue comic-book adaptation of the episodes written by Hill and illustrated here by Locke & Key co-creator Gabriel Rodriguez! Three stories of the macabre and malevolent! One coulda-been, shoulda-been TV epic on paper with pictures that don’t move! Step out of the warm, sunlit world you think of as reality and get ready to take a chilling walk… on the DARKSIDE.
Titans Rebirth #1 Deal of the Week $1.50! 50% OFF
(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
Friends. Teammates. Titans. Donna Troy, Arsenal, Garth, Lilith, and Nightwing were all that and more until a mysterious force erased their memories, forcing them to forget what they could accomplish together. Reunited with their memories returned, the Titans must destroy the interdimensional demon that broke them apart and threatens reality itself.
THEY SAID IT: “Grayson and Donna were a few of the characters I first worked on at DC, so it feels like a homecoming for me,” explains penciller Brett Booth. “I’m beyond happy!”
WARNING: Do NOT read this issue until after you read DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1!
Weird Detective #1 Deal of the Week $1.99! 50% OFF
(W) Fred Van Lente (A/CA) Guiu Vilanova
The streets of New York have been plagued by a pattern of crimes too weird and bizarre for the average detective. Lurking in the evidence are shadows of loathsome horrors from beyond space and time, seeking to usher in the unimaginable evil of the Old Ones. And the only man capable of fighting against the unspeakable terrors isn’t a man at all. Detective Sebastian Greene is one of them-it takes a monster to catch a monster.
(W) Tom King (A/CA) David Finch, Matt Batt Banning
“I AM GOTHAM” chapter one
No one has ever stopped the Caped Crusader. Not The Joker. Not Two-Face. Not even the entire Justice League. But how does Batman confront a new hero who wants to save the city from the Dark Knight?
CAN’T MISS: Superstar artist David Finch returns to Batman alongside writer Tom King for this five-part storyline.
Civil War II #2
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Marko Djurdjevic
Two issues in one month? Hell yes! As the Marvel Universe reels from the events of the first issue, Tony Stark decides to take matters (and the law) into his own hands and declares war on the Inhumans. But not everyone agrees with Tony’s perspective and they are willing to die trying to stop him.
Civil War II X-Men #1
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Andrea Broccardo (CA) David Yardin
Terrigen Mists circle the globe, igniting the Inhuman race while crippling mutantkind, pitting the two nations against one another. But when a new Inhuman with the ability to profile the future emerges, the X-Men fear that he may tip the scales in the Inhumans’ favor, spelling doom for their kind. And one mutant is willing to wage war with the Inhumans AND his own people to prevent that from coming to pass… The X-Men enter the fray of CIVIL WAR II when the world’s most terrifying mutant, MAGNETO, takes mutantkind’s fate into his own hands!
Dark Knight Returns The Last Crusade #1
(W) Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello (A/CA) John Romita Jr, Bill Sienkiewicz
Before the Dark Knight returned…
The Joker. Poison Ivy. Selina Kyle. And the last Robin.
Green Arrow #1
(W) Ben Percy (A) Otto Schmidt (CA) Juan Ferreyra
“THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OLIVER QUEEN” chapter one
As Oliver struggles with how he can fight “the man” when his huge fortune makes him the man, he and Black Canary uncover a deadly new threat to Seattle that cuts the Archer to the bone.
THEY SAID IT: “My touchstones are [former GA writers] Dennis O’Neil and Mike Grell, while trying to make the series my own,” says writer Benjamin Percy. “Green Arrow will be a politically and culturally relevant series. Expect stories that aim a broadhead into the zeitgeist, that are ripped from the headlines.”
Green Lanterns #1
(W) Sam Humphries (A) Robson Rocha (CA) Robson Rocha, Joe Prado
“RED PLANET” chapter one
New Lanterns Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz promised to protect others in brightest day or blackest night, but as “Red Planet” begins to rise, the partners find themselves confronted with a unimaginable threat from Bleez and the Red Lanterns!
THEY SAID IT: “I am psyched for GREEN LANTERNS!” says writer Sam Humphries. “Myself, Simon, and Jessica are all new to the DC Universe. We’re gonna have a blast exploring it-if we don’t destroy it first.”
Justice League #51
(W) Dan Jurgens (A/CA) Paul Pelletier, Tony Kordos
It’s a brave new world in the devastation that follows “DARKSEID WAR.”
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A/CA) Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
“THE SON OF SUPERMAN” chapter one
The Last Son of Krypton must decide whether to help his young son use his new and rapidly increasing abilities, or hide them from the world.
THE CREATORS: The team supreme that brought fans the adventures of Damian Wayne in “Batman and Robin” returns for the adventures of Superman and his offspring.
Star Wars Han Solo #1
(W) Marjorie M. Liu (A) Mark Brooks (CA) Lee Bermejo
Everyone’s favorite scoundrel gets his very own series! Han is given a top-secret undercover mission for the Rebellion – rescuing a number of informants and spies. His cover for the assignment? Only the biggest and most infamous starship race in the galaxy! You know – the race Han has dreamt of winning his entire life. Will he keep his mind on the mission? And can he manage to pull it off while keeping the lead? Best-selling author Marjorie Liu (X-MEN) comes to the Galaxy Far, Far Away along with superstar cover artist Mark Brooks (ULTIMATE X-MEN) in his return to interior art! Face it, readers – there aren’t enough scoundrels in your life!
Star Wars Han Solo #1
(W) Christopher Hastings (A) Langdon Foss (CA) Tradd Moore
Loki is many things — god, trickster, brother, liar, son, villain, even hero. Now he wants to add one more thing to the list: President of the United States. That’s right, the God of Lies has set his sights on becoming the ruler of the free world, but is this just another scheme? One thing’s for certain — with Loki’s winning smile and silver tongue on the campaign trail, this election just got a lot more interesting…
Year of Marvels Incredible #1
(W) Dennis Culver, TBD (A) Leonardo Romero, TBD (CA) Jamal Campbell
• AT LAST! The Infinite Comic that had everyone talking makes it to print! Full of fun, heart, and pranks, this is one folks’ll be talking about for years!
• Presenting: a Mother’s Day story to curdle the blood!
• Meet the sinister Wendigo Sisters! Will the combined might of She-Hulk and Wolverine be enough to stop them from murdering their OWN MOTHER?
• Could there be more to this story than we’re telling you? Probably! Read and find out!
Graphic Novel Highlights
52 TP Book 1
(W) Geoff Johns & Various (A) Keith Giffen & Various (CA) J. G. Jones
After the INFINITE CRISIS, the DC Universe spent a year without Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. Now, the first 26 issues of this weekly series are collected with stories by a superstar team of writers and some of comics’ top artists!
Cover Price: $34.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $20.99 (40% OFF)
Clean Room TP Vol 1 Immaculate Conception
(W) Gail Simone (A) Jon Davis-Hunt (CA) Jenny Frison
In the first six issues of this new Vertigo series, meet Astrid Mueller, the enigmatic leader of a giant self-help organization. Journalist Chloe Pierce’s fiancé committed suicide after reading Astrid’s book-and now Chloe is determined to find out who Astrid Mueller really is and learn the secret of the Clean Room, where your deepest fears are revealed.
Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $8.99 (40% OFF)
Dark Knight A True Batman Story HC
(W) Paul Dini (A/CA) Eduardo Risso
The Caped Crusader has been the all-abiding icon of justice and authority for generations. But in this surprising original graphic novel, we see Batman in a new light-as the savior who helps a discouraged man recover from a brutal attack that left him unable to face the world.
In the 1990s, Eisner Award-winning writer Paul Dini had a flourishing career writing the hugely popular Batman: The Animated Series and Tiny Toon Adventures. Walking home one evening, he was jumped and viciously beaten within an inch of his life. His recovery process was arduous, hampered by the imagined antics of the villains he was writing for television including The Joker, Harley Quinn and the Penguin. But despite how bleak his circumstances were, or perhaps because of it, Dini also always imagined the Batman at his side during his darkest moments.
DARK NIGHT: A TRUE BATMAN STORY is the harrowing and eloquent autobiographical tale of Dini’s courageous struggle to overcome a truly desperate situation. It is a Batman story like none other and one that will truly resonate with fans. Art by the incredibly talented Eduardo Risso (100 BULLETS, DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE).
Cover Price: $22.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $13.79 (40% OFF)
Fight Club 2 HC
(W) Chuck Palahniuk (A) Cameron Stewart (CA) David Mack
Some imaginary friends never go away . . .
Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, he lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife. Pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won’t last long-the wife has seen to that. He’s back where he started, but this go-round he’s got more at stake than his own life. The time has arrived . . . Collects issues #1-#10 of the series.
Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $20.99 (30% OFF)
Flash Silver Age TP Vol 1
(W) John Broome, Robert Kanigher (A) Carmine Infantino & Various (CA) Michael Cho
Collecting the earliest adventures of The Flash from SHOWCASE #4, 8 and 14, and THE FLASH #105-113! Witness the origin of The Flash, the debuts of his Rogues Gallery, including Captain Cold, Gorilla Grodd and Weather Wizard, and the introductions of fellow heroes Kid Flash and the Elongated Man.
Cover Price: $24.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $14.99 (40% OFF)
Neil Gaiman’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties HC
(W) Neil Gaiman (A) Gabriel Ba, Fábio Moon (CA) Fábio Moon
Two teenage boys are in for a tremendous shock when they crash a party where the girls are far more than they appear! From Neil Gaiman-one of the most celebrated authors of our time-and award-winning artists Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá, this sumptuous graphic novel is not to be missed! Moon and Bá adapt the Gaiman story they were born to draw!
“Gaiman, Moon, and Bá have created a triolet of a book, lyrically powerful and utterly unforgettable.”-Junot Díaz
“How can something so strange and so beautiful also be so sad? Like a poem, a pattern, and a people whose world was swallowed by the sea, How To Talk To Girls at Parties is three things at once.” – Kelly Sue DeConnick
“Had sneak peek at How to Talk to Girls at Parties. What boys fear! That girls are very smart aliens who will do frightful things to you in The Upper Room! Teenage angst. Lovely drawing/painting.” -from a Tweet by Margaret Atwood
“A haunting ode to the lyric of girls, who for our protagonists represent a vast, uncharted universe. An extraordinary comic from three extraordinary creators.”-Marjorie Liu
“Gentle, strange, and full of perfectly good advice (‘You just have to talk to them!’), How to Talk to Girls at Parties is wise and odd. Neil Gaiman’s writing is sweetly complemented by Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá’s art. It’s a quirky delight.”-Audrey Niffenegger
Cover Price: $75
Pulp Fiction Price: $45 (40% OFF)
Outcast TP Vol 3 Little Light
Kyle is faced with the most emotional exorcism he’s performed yet… as he begins to learn more about his abilities and what’s really happening around him. Secrets are revealed that will change everything. Collects OUTCAST #13-18
Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.49 (30% OFF)
Patsy Walker Hellcat TP Vol 1 Hooked on a Feline
(W) Kate Leth (A/CA) Brittney Williams
Patsy Walker has managed to escape her past, her enemies and Hell itself (literally) – but nothing compares to job hunting in New York City! Between trying to make rent and dodging bullets, she barely has time to deal with her mother’s exploitative romance comics about Patsy’s past resurfacing, much less how they start to interfere with her work and dating life. As she goes from living a double life to living a triple one, what the Hell is Patsy supposed to do? There’ll be burgers, monsters and rent checks; old friends like Howard the Duck and Valkyrie; and a ghost from the past with questionable motives! Comics’ most flexible heroine has been a provisional Avenger, a Defender, Satan’s daughter-in-law and a dead woman – but she’s never been anything like this! Collecting PATSY WALKER, A.K.A. HELLCAT! #1-5.
Cover Price: $17.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.79 (40% OFF)
Sandman Mystery Theatre Book 1
(W) Matt Wagner (A) Guy Davis & Various (CA) Gavin Wilson
In these noir tales from SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE #1-12, millionaire Wesley Dodds becomes the Sandman to fight injustice in 1930s New York City, going after kidnappers, blackmailers and predators who prey on rich socialites.
Cover Price: $29.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $17.99 (40% OFF)
Sex Criminals TP Vol 3 Three the Hard Way
(W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Chip Zdarsky
Collects SEX CRIMINALS #11-15.
Cover Price: $14.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $10.49 (30% OFF)
Spidy All New Marvel Treasury Edition TP Vol 1
(W) Robbie Thompson (A/CA) Nick Bradshaw
Think you know everything about Peter Parker? Think again! Expect action, adventure and hilarity in equal measure as we head back to high school to explore Pete’s early days! Modern talent combines with the classic Marvel flavor to present the web-slinging wonder’s younger years in truly amazing, spectacular, sensational style. It’s a return to the hassles of overdue homework, not knowing how to talk to girls and a never-ending merry-go-round of madness courtesy of the best rogues’ gallery in comics, each one more incredible than the last. We’re talking Doctor Octopus, Sandman, the Vulture and…Doctor Doom! With these and more faces from Peter’s past – both familiar and surprising – you’ll remember what made Spider-Man the world’s greatest hero in the first place! Collecting SPIDEY #1-5.
Cover Price: $15.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $9.59 (40% OFF)
That’s it for this week!