It’s new comic book day Towelites! Some great new books hitting comic shops today so get down there and pick up your favorite funny book! Here are my pulls and highlights!
Book of the Week
JUSTICE LEAGUE #39 (DC) (W) Scott Snyder (A) Jorge Jimenez (CA) Tyler Kirkham
In the wake of the Justice/Doom War, the Justice League finds themselves stranded at the far end of the universe and facing a challenge they’ve never faced before. But what will they find on their journey? Has their battle with Perpetua had consequences reaching farther across the cosmos than they ever imagined? Superstar scribe Scott Snyder says farewell to the Justice League with a special story that both winds down all the things he started in issue #1-and nods toward everything that comes next in the DC Universe.
FRANKENSTEIN UNDONE #1 (OF 5) (Dark Horse) (W) Mike Mignola, Scott Allie (A/CA) Ben Stenbeck
Frankenstein’s creator lies dead in the icy grip of the Arctic, and the monster searches for a new purpose. Just as he thinks he’s found one with a group of unlikely companions, disaster strikes-and the monster is catapulted out of Mary Shelley’s novel and into the world of Hellboy.
Bridging Mary Shelley’s original Frankenstein novella and Mike Mignola’s Frankenstein Underground, this series brings together Mignola, Scott Allie, Ben Stenbeck, Brennan Wagner, and Clem Robins for an all-new horror adventure in the far north.
ACTION COMICS #1019 (DC) (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) John Romita, Klaus Janson
One of the biggest battles in Superman history tears through Metropolis as the super-villain team-up of Lex Luthor, the Legion of Doom, and Leviathan come to change Superman’s city forever! The blockbuster creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artists John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson create a Superman epic for the ages-as the Man of Steel deals with the public disclosure of his secret identity!
GREEN LANTERN BLACKSTARS #3 (OF 3) (DC) (W) Grant Morrison (A) Xermanico (CA) Liam Sharp
The epic conclusion to this twisted rewrite of DC Universe history! Will Hal Jordan and his fascist band of Blackstars sublimate the entire universe to the diamond will of Controller Mu? Can the timeline ever be restored before more of Earth’s heroes perish?
LAST GOD #4 (DC) (W) Philip Kennedy Johnson (A) Ricardo Federici (CA) Kai Carpenter
Beyond the edge of creation lies the Black Stair. And beyond it, amidst the void, he waits. Mol Uhltep, the Last God. This is the tale of those who claimed to slay him, and the world they doomed with their lies.
With the wraith of King Tyr and Mol Uhltep hot on her trail, and the Last God’s foul curse worsening, Queen Cyanthe must rally her surviving allies within the walls of the Guild Eldritch’s newly restored stronghold, the Pinnacle, and convince them to join her on her quest to travel past the edge of creation once more and do what she could not 30 years ago: kill the Last God, Mol Uhltep, once and for all.
In the past we watch as young Tyr and the first fellowship delve into the depths of the very same fortress 30 years earlier, where they uncover a terrible secret guarded by the dead. It will change the course of their lives forever…assuming they can survive.
SUICIDE SQUAD #2 (DC) (W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) Bruno Redondo
After the absolute carnage of Suicide Squad #1, a new Task Force X has been assembled-even before the bodies of teammates and friends have had a chance to cool! What’s left standing may be the most capable and uncompromising Suicide Squad ever brought together. But it’s also the most divided. Forced to fulfill the agenda of a cruel new taskmaster, this Squad might survive their next mission, but they may not survive each other.
STAR TREK PICARD #3 (OF 3) (IDW) (W) Mike Johnson, Kirsten Beyer (A) Angel Hernandez (CA) Sara Pitre-Durocher
Jean-Luc Picard has traveled to the furthest reaches of the galaxy, defeated impossible foes, and survived in the face of unthinkable odds, but it’s the end of this one mission that will change his life forever.
The official countdown to CBS All Access’s Star Trek: Picard ends here, and things will never be the same…
TMNT #102 (IDW) (W) Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman, Sophie Campbell (A/CA) Sophie Campbell
The Turtles are separated, each trying to find their own way forward. With their absence, Old Hob fills the power vacuum with the help of some very unusual new mutants!
AVENGERS OF THE WASTELANDS #1 (OF 5) (Marvel) (W) Ed Brisson (A) Jonas Scharf (CA) Juan Jose Ryp
A NEW STORY FROM THE WORLD OF OLD MAN LOGAN!
In a world where most of the super heroes fell at the hands of the RED SKULL over fifty years ago, a new force rises in the Wastelands! DANI CAGE wields the mighty Mjolnir for the cause of peace, but when the brutal regime of DOCTOR DOOM forces DWIGHT (a.k.a. the owner of the surviving Ant-Man technology) to Dani and HULK in a last ditch effort to survive, the AVENGERS may ASSEMBLE once more! Spinning out of the saga begun in OLD MAN LOGAN, and following up OLD MAN QUILL and DEAD MAN LOGAN, this is the can’t miss premiere of Ed Brisson and Jonas Scharf’s magnum opus!
CAPTAIN AMERICA #18 (Marvel) (W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Jason Masters (CA) Alex Ross
THE LEGEND OF STEVE continues! Cap vs Nick Fury! Cap vs The Dryad! The new Scourge vs everybody! And a heart-stopping climax that you’ll never forget!
STAR WARS #2 (Marvel) (W) Charles Soule (A) Jesus Saiz (CA) R. B. Silva
“No…I am your father.” In the wake of the events following The Empire Strikes Back, it is a dark time for the heroes of the Rebellion. The Rebel fleet…scattered following a disastrous defeat at the Battle of Hoth. Han Solo…lost to the bounty hunter, Boba Fett, after being frozen in carbonite. And after being lured into a trap on Cloud City and bested in a vicious lightsaber duel against the evil Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker…learned the horrible truth about his past. Vader did not kill Luke’s father Anakin–Vader is Luke’s father! Now, after narrowly escaping the dark lord’s clutches, and wounded and reeling from the revelation, Luke, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, the Wookiee Chewbacca and the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 must fight their way back to the Rebel Alliance-for the fate of the entire galaxy is at stake! After so many losses is victory still possible? But, what Leia, Luke and their ragtag band of freedom fighters do not realize is that they have only traded one Imperial trap for another! Enter the cunning and vengeful Imperial Commander Zahra, at the helm of the Tarkin’s Will!
THOR #2 (Marvel) (W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel
THE BLACK WINTER AND THE DEVOURER KING!
Before him lies the Black Winter; behind, a trail of death wrought by his own hand. The God of Thunder hurtles through the cosmos, searching for the power to save Asgard and all existence. But no power in the heavens can save a god – a king – from his bloody duty.
X-MEN #5 (Marvel) (W) Jonathan Hickman (A) R. B. Silva (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
The X-Men, the most powerful heroes on the planet, deal with an old nemesis’ surprising return…
QUANTUM & WOODY (2020) #1 (OF 4) (Valiant) (W) Christopher Hastings (A) Ryan Browne (CA) David Nakayama
Quantum & Woody — the worst superhero duo in the world — are Earth’s LAST hope against stopping a coalition of mad scientists from destroying the planet!
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