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
WOLVERINE #1 ALEX ROSS VAR DX (Marvel) (W) Ben Percy (A) Adam Kubert, Viktor Bogdanovic (CA) Alex Ross
THE BEST IS BACK! Wolverine been through a lot. He’s been a loner. He’s been a killer. He’s been a hero. He’s been an Avenger. He’s been to hell and back. Now, as the nation of Krakoa brings together all Mutantkind, he can finally be… happy? With his family all together and safe, Wolverine has everything he ever wanted… and everything to lose. Writer Benjamin Percy (X-FORCE, WOLVERINE: THE LONG NIGHT) and legendary artist Adam Kubert (X-MEN, AVENGERS) bring the best there is to his new home! PLUS: The return of OMEGA RED!
FIREFLY #14 (BOOM!) (W) Greg Pak (A) Lalit Kumar Sharma (CA) Marc Aspinall
Mal matches wits with a serial killer! The newly minted Sheriff Mal (don’t call him that, though) and Boss Moon are given their first big case as local law enforcement-to hunt down and arrest a serial killer haunting their new town! As Mal and Moon dig deeper into the mystery behind the suspicious murders, a surprising new benefactor strolls in, offering new technology and new beginnings for the townspeople…all courtesy of the Blue Sun
BANG #1 (OF 5) (Dark Horse) (W) Matt Kindt (A/CA) Wilfredo Torres
A best-of-the-best secret agent with memories he couldn’t possibly possess, a mystery writer in her 60s who spends her retirement solving crimes, a man of action with mysterious drugs that keep him ahead of a constant string of targeted disasters, a seemingly omnipotent terrorist organization that might be behind it all… And they’re all connected to one man: a science-fiction author with more information than seems possible, whose books may hold the key to either saving reality or destroying it. A mind-bending story that ties in with past Kindt works (Revolver). Action, mystery, and altered reality!
AQUAMAN #57 (DC) (W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A/CA) Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques
In this issue, Mera and Aquaman welcome their very own Aquababy! In the wake of Black Manta’s attack on Amnesty Bay, Aquaman encounters a new crisis when Mera unexpectedly goes into labor…and things don’t look good for the queen of Atlantis. Don’t miss this historic, emotional issue that kicks off a bold new era for Aquaman!
BATMAN #89 (DC) (W) James TynionIV (A) Guillem March (CA) Tony S. Daniel
Batman must stop Deathstroke from killing the mayor of Gotham City! But to do so he has to figure out who ordered the hit in the first place. If his four main suspects aren’t ‘fessing up to the crime, then is there someone even more sinister lurking in the shadows waiting to deliver the coup de grâce? Whoever it is, one victim will fall under their attack!
DCEASED UNKILLABLES #1 (OF 3) (DC) (W) Tom Taylor (A) Karl Mostert, Trevor Scott (CA) Howard Porter
The blockbuster DC series returns to answer this question: What did the villains do when the heroes failed and the world ended? Spinning out of the dramatic events of 2019’s smash hit, writer Tom Taylor returns to this dark world with a street-level tale of death, heroism and redemption. Led by Red Hood and Deathstroke, DC’s hardest villains and antiheroes fight with no mercy to save the only commodity left on a dying planet of the undead-life!
FLASH FORWARD #6 (OF 6) (DC) (W) Scott Lobdell (A) Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund (CA) Evan Shaner
The finale of Flash Forward is here, and Wally West must make the toughest choice of his life: save the day, or save his family. With the crack in the Dark Multiversal barrier reaching critical mass, Wally’s mettle will be tested in ways the young hero has never seen before…and this surprise ending will leave you speechless!
JOKER KILLER SMILE #3 (OF 3) (DC Black Label) (W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino
DC Black Label Prestige Plus 8.5″ x 10.875″. Everything Dr. Ben Arnell knew is wrong. Who can he turn to? The Joker waits with open arms…and all he needs from Ben is open cell doors! The unbelievable psychological thriller from the creators of Gideon Falls hits a fever pitch and crashes to its decisive finale…or does it?
JUSTICE LEAGUE #41 (DC) (W) Robert Venditti (A) Doug Mahnke, Matt Ryan (CA) Bryan Hitch
Invasion of the Supermen! Eradicator and his strike team sweep across Earth with devastating consequences. The Justice League finds itself battered and overwhelmed by an enemy more powerful than even Superman. Batman and Green Lantern plan a counter assault, but it can’t work without the Flash, whose connection to the Speed Force has become unpredictable-and possibly fatal. With the team at half-strength, will it be enough to hold their enemies at bay?
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #4 (DC) (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Mikel Janin (CA) Travis Moore (A/CA) Ryan Sook
The secret origin of the Legion of Super-Heroes revealed! Exactly how did this ragtag group of idealistic, super-powered teens from all across the galaxy find each other? What pulls them and keeps them together? Another gorgeous issue of DC’s future superstars also reveals clues to how Aquaman’s lost trident may be the key to Earth’s future and survival!
METAL MEN #5 (OF 12) (DC) (W) Dan DiDio (A/CA) Shane Davis, Michelle Delecki
Men, who promise them true sentience-where do their loyalties lie? Meanwhile, back at the convention, Lead, Tin, and OMAC team up to face Mother Machine and her -Mother Boys as they wreak havoc at Robot Con-are Mother’s Boys a fair match for the Metal Men, or will both parties end in annihilation?Magnus’s Metal Men have to choose between Magnus, who gave them life, and the Nth Metal.
SUPERMANS PAL JIMMY OLSEN #8 (OF 12) (DC) (W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Steve Lieber
Ooh ooh, aah, aah-Jimmy see, Jimmy do! Jix and Jimmy go back to Gorilla City, where they had a one-night marriage-stand. (Don’t believe it? Go reread Superman: Leviathan Rising #1!) Jimmy’s sister Janie and Doc Mantel get to Gorilla City to warn Jimmy about what Doc saw in the future, only to find it’s the attack of the 50-foot Jimmy!
WONDER WOMAN DEAD EARTH #2 (OF 4) (DC Black Label) (W) Daniel Warren Johnson (A/CA) Daniel Warren Johnson
DC Black Label Prestige Plus 8.5″ x 10.875″. Determined to give the remnants of humanity refuge on the shores of Themyscira, Wonder Woman’s hopes are dashed when she finds the island paradise a shadow of its former self, with her Amazon sisters long gone and something unimaginable in their place.
AMERICAN JESUS NEW MESSIAH #3 (Image) (W) Mark Millar (A) Peter Gross (CA) Jodie Muir
END OF STORY ARC! AMERICAN JESUS returns with THE NEW MESSIAH. A virgin pregnancy in ’70s New York forces a young couple to flee for their lives, as evil powers close in to destroy them. An angel in a dream foretells a dark future and a battle with the Antichrist. The teenagers go on the run with only their faith.
UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY #4 (Image) (W) Charles Soule, Scott Snyder (A) Daniele Orlandini (A/CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
All is lost. The world will wither under the Sky pandemic, and the Destiny Man will murder our intrepid explorers before they’ve made it further into the former US than Nevada. Unless, that is, brilliant journalist Valentina Sandoval can discover one…essential…truth.
CAPTAIN AMERICA #19 (Marvel) (W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Jason Masters, More (CA) Alex Ross
THE LEGEND OF STEVE Concludes! Cap comes face-to-face with the Dryad and learns her game-changing true identity!
FANTASTIC FOUR #19 (Marvel) (W) Dan Slott (A) Sean Izaakse (CA) Nick Bradshaw
“Point of Origin” Conclusion! The secret behind “Point of Origin”, one of the greatest mysteries of the Fantastic Four, is finally revealed. And now that he has the answer to the only problem he could never solve, there’s only one thing in the universe that Reed Richards wants: Vengeance!
BLOODSHOT #0 (Valiant) (W) Tim Seeley (A) Marc Laming (CA) Roberto De La Torre
Artist Mac Lamming unleashes eye-popping artwork as the truth behind Bloodshot’s mission is revealed!
DOCTOR TOMORROW #1 (OF 5) (Valiant) (W) Alejandro Arbona (A) Jim Towe (CA) Kenneth Rocafort
Teen hothead and star athlete, Bart Simms, is about to meet the Valiant Universe’ greatest hero…Himself!
The can’t-miss superhero adventure of 2020 starts here!
VISITOR #3 (OF 6) (Valiant) (W) Paul Levitz (A) Mj Kim (CA) Amilcar Pinna
The Visitor’s origin revealed!? As the unkillable assassin continues hunting his targets, the fate of the future begins to come into focus.
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