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 the Smile Killer #1 (DC Black Label) Jeff Lemire , Andrea Sorrentino

It wouldn’t be a Joker story without a surprise and right on cue, here’s an unexpected one-shot epilogue to Joker: Killer Smile! Young Bruce Wayne grew up watching The Mr. Smiles Show – and the show might have been watching him back! And not only was young Bruce watching, he was listening listening as Mr. Smiles spoke across the airwaves only to him. The Eisner Award-winning creative team of writer Jeff Lemire and artist Andrea Sorrentino land one last gut-punch – turning the mythos of the Batman on its head in the most devastating trick The Joker has ever devised!


Batman #93 (DC) James Tynion Iv , Jorge Jimenez

Batman faces off with the Designer as ‘Their Dark Designs’ reaches its epic climax! In the last year, Batman has lost more than he could have imagined, and now he faces a cost so dear it will change the course of his life. And there is worse on the horizon. In the midst of all the horror, he can feel the drumbeat of battle. ‘Joker War’ is coming, and Gotham City will never be the same.


Green Lantern 80th Anniv 100 Page Super Spect #1 (1970s Variant) (DC) Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis, Neal Adams, Various

In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil could ever escape their sight! The Green Lanterns are celebrating 80 years of keeping the DC Universe safe. Join us to see tales of all of the universe’s most legendary Green Lanterns: Alan Scott, Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, and appearances from other cosmic favorites! A legendary lineup of creators including Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi, Jeff Lemire, Ivan Reis, and others will be keeping the galaxy glowing bright!


Harley Quinn & the Birds of Prey #2 (of 4) (Arthur Adams Variant) (DC Black Label) Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Arthur Adams

Over the course of her illustrious and very high-class career, Harley’s met pretty much every super-villain who ever worked in Gotham City. Some hate her. Some love her. But none of that’s gonna matter once they see how many zeroes there are on the bounty The Joker’s offering for her head! Sorry, Harley-it’s just business. Your next of kin will understand, right? Meanwhile, Cassandra Cain finds herself in the unenviable position of being Harley Quinn’s bodyguard…but this could be her opportunity to learn a little about, y’know, loosening up? If she’s currently wound too tight, then just sit next to Auntie Harley…she’s got more than her share of loose screws!


Supermans Pal Jimmy Olsen #11 (of 12) (Ben Oliver Variant) (DC) Matt Fraction , Steve Lieber , Ben Oliver

Hey, look-it’s issue 11 of a 12-issue series, so it’s the perfect jumping-on point for new readers! Mysteries get solved, criminals are revealed, and a secret ally emerges from the shadows. Want more? There are robots, aliens, and The Daily Planet faces a threat to its existence at the same moment the actual planet faces the same! Now’s the time to get on board, guys!


Transformers vs Terminator #2 (of 4) (IDW) David Mariotte , Alex Milne , Gavin Fullerton

The T-800, last hope of his kind, has travelled back to 1984 to destroy the Cybertronians before they can awaken and subjugate his future. But when the Ark systems start to bring the Autobots and Decepticons back online, what will he do against two armies? It’s up to one Terminator to save the future and nothing’s gonna stand in his way!


Sex Criminals #29 (Image) Matt Fraction , Chip Zdarsky

‘THE END,’ Part Four Well it’s too late to stop now, gang.


Star Wars Bounty Hunters #3 (Sprouse Empire Strikes Back Variant) (Marvel) Ethan Sacks , Paolo Villanelli

DUEL TO THE DEATH AS THE SCOREKEEPER WILLS! Bossk confronts Valance in the ultimate heavyweight battle and only one bounty hunter will remain standing when the dust clears. The mysterious Nakano Lash finally resurfaces, threatening to plunge the underworld into an all-out war between two of the most powerful criminal syndicates in the galaxy. Every bounty hunter, including the fearsome BOBA FETT, is after Lash. But what truly drives Fett to hunt down this particular quarry? Is it for the payday or vengeance?! What exactly happened to Boba, Valance and Lash on that ill-fated mission so many years ago?


Doctor Tomorrow #3 (of 5) (Valiant) Alejandro Arbona , Jim Towe , Kenneth Rocafort

The entire world vs. a madman the world is going to need more heroes! It’s the can’t-miss clash of 2020 as Hardian stands against the Valiant Universe!


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