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
BATMAN PENNYWORTH RIP #1 (DC) (W) James TynionIV, Peter J. Tomasi (A) Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Others (CA) Lee Weeks
Alfred Pennyworth served the Wayne family for decades-even through the tragic loss of Bruce Wayne’s parents. His death at the hands of Bane is the only event that could possibly compare to that fateful night in Crime Alley, and it leaves Bruce at a similar crossroads. If Alfred was the glue that held the Bat-Family together, how will Batman deal with that all falling apart? And if the Caped Crusader is to be truly alone, he might either hang that cape up once and for all…or double down and carry on with this vengeful quest forever. Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1 celebrates the life of one of the most important people in the history of Gotham City, while also addressing questions about what’s next.
BATMAN VS RAS AL GHUL #4 (OF 6) (DC) (W) Neal Adams (A/CA) Neal Adams
Deadman’s intervention into Chiaroscuro’s plot to keep Batman out of his home dimension bears unexpected fruit as she reveals a hidden connection! Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne has invited Ra’s al Ghul to Wayne Manor for afternoon tea and conversation.
THE BATMAN’S GRAVE #5 (OF 12) (DC) (W) Warren Ellis (A) Kevin Nowland (A/CA) Bryan Hitch
The Batman is summoned to Arkham Asylum, where he is presented with parts of a deadly puzzle he couldn’t see assembling all around him. And he may not make it out alive.
GREEN LANTERN SEASON 2 #1 (OF 12) (DC) (W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Liam Sharp
The team of writer Grant Morrison and artist Liam Sharp continue their bold new take on the Emerald Warrior in a wild 30-page second season opener! In the wake of the Blackstar incursion, Hal Jordan and his fellow Lanterns must pick up the pieces from that cataclysmic conclusion. Among them is Jordan’s next critical mission: search for the next generation of cosmic immortals. Is the universe ready for…the Young Guardians?
HARLEY QUINN & BIRDS OF PREY #1 (OF 4) (DC Black Label) (W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A/CA) Amanda Conner
DC Black Label Prestige Plus 8.5″ x 10.875″. The creative team that transformed Harley Quinn forever returns to shake up her world once more-and this time, the gloves are off! Harley Quinn has avoided Gotham City ever since she broke up with The Joker and found a home, and a kind of family, in Coney Island. But when she gets an offer she can’t refuse, she has no choice but to slip back into the city as quietly as she can, hoping to be gone before anyone – especially her ex – learns she’s been there. But for Harley, “as quietly as she can” is plenty loud… and before she can say “Holee bounty hunters, Batman,” The Joker’s sicced every super-villain in the city on her pretty ombré head-and the only team tough enough (or crazy enough) to come to her defense is the Birds of Prey! The foul-mouthed, no-holds-barred sequel to one of DC’s raciest runs is here! Get on board early, before we come to our senses!
HAWKMAN #21 (DC) (W) Robert Venditti (A) Fernando Pasarin, Oclair Albert (CA) Raymund Bermudez
Sky Tyrant is on the verge of possessing the ultimate weapon, which would kill billions-ensuring his eternal rebirth. Hawkwoman is hot on his trail, and she isn’t alone. She’s enlisted the help of Carter Hall’s long-time friends: the Atom and Adam Strange. Will they be enough to stop Sky Tyrant? How do you stop a man full of rage and steel will? Death seems to be the only option, but their good friend Carter would also die in the process.
SUPERMAN HEROES #1 (DC) (W) Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Jody Houser, Greg Rucka (A) Kevin Maguire, Steve Lieber, Mike Perkins, Others (CA) Bryan Hitch
Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, the staff of the Daily Planet, even the Justice League-their lives all changed when Superman revealed his secret identity to the world! This unique Superman experience explores what the identity of Clark Kent meant to those close to him-and what their relationship to Superman will be in the future. All the rules are about to change-and it all starts here.
The dream team of writers Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Greg Rucka, and Jody Houser team up for this amazing special, with art anchored by DC legend Kevin Maguire, plus sequences focusing on each corner of the Superman universe by artists Steve Lieber (Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen) and Mike Perkins (Lois Lane). ONE-SHOT
STAR WARS RISE KYLO REN #3 (OF 4) (Marvel) (W) Charles Soule (A) Will Sliney (CA) Clayton Crain
BEN SOLO, KNIGHT OF REN?
• Soon, BEN SOLO’S path will end in a place of fire and blood, and a shadow will rise to take his place. He is with the KNIGHTS OF REN now, and they will welcome him, if he can pay their price.
• But before that destiny is fulfilled, a battle must be fought at an ancient JEDI Outpost on the planet ELPHRODA – between Ben and those who know what he could have been… and fear what he might become.
• Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. Everyone here is afraid – Ben Solo most of all!
THOR #3 (Marvel) (W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel
THE BATTLE OF TWO STORMS!
It’s Mjolnir versus Stormbreaker as Thor’s old ally Beta Ray Bill makes a thunderous entrance! But what has put the two friends at odds – and can the King of Asgard convince the Korbinite to let him continue his bloody mission to save all that is?
X-FORCE #7 (Marvel) (W) Ben Percy (A) Oscar Bazaldua (CA) Dustin Weaver
MISS FORTUNE STRIKES!
Domino’s luck seems to be changing… Can she find the source of her misfortune before it costs lives all over the world? And has Colossus healed enough to help her… or even himself?
X-MEN #6 (Marvel) (W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Matteo Buffagni (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
Mystique goes to extraordinary lengths to get what she wants…
BLOODSHOT #6 (Valiant) (W) Tim Seeley (A) Brett Booth (CA) Declan Shalvey
The mysterious Eidolon’s origin finally revealed!
This issue will change Bloodshot forever, and you’ll never guess how it ends!
RAI #4 (Valiant) (W) Dan Abnett (A) Juan Jose Ryp (CA) Kael Ngu
Rai’s quest to rid the world of his nemesis puts him on a collision course with one of his closest allies: The Eternal Warrior!
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