Hey Towelites, it’s Wednesday once again! AND that means we get a bunch of new titles to pick up and satisfy our Geekly comic book cravings!
After YEARS of anticipation, Grant Morrison’s epic storyline Multiversity has finnally arrived! We return to Sherwood Texas, Batman Eternal continues to rock it week after week, the final chapter of the Darth Maul Clone Wars saga comes to an end, The Strain’s final chapter arrives, and more!!
So let’s find out what’s going on over at Marvel, DC, IDW, Dark Horse, Zenoscope, Image, Dynamite, and more!! Check out TFAW for the latest titles, popular back-books, preorders and more!
Featured Book of the Week
Multiversity #1: DC Comics: The biggest adventure in DC’s history is here! Join visionary writer Grant Morrison, today’s most talented artists, and a cast of unforgettable characters from 52 alternative Earths of the known DC Multiverse! Prepare to meet the Vampire League of Earth-43, the Justice Riders of Earth-18, Superdemon, Doc Fate, the super-sons of Superman and Batman, the rampaging Retaliators of Earth-8, the Atomic Knights of Justice, Dino-Cop, Sister Miracle, Lady Quark, the legion of Sivanas, the Nazi New Reichsmen of Earth-10 and the latest, greatest Super Hero of Earth-Prime: YOU!
Comprising six complete adventures – each set in a different parallel universe – plus a two-part framing story and a comprehensive guidebook to the many worlds of the Multiverse, THE MULTIVERSITY is more than just a multipart comic-book series. It’s a cosmos spanning, soul-shaking experience that puts YOU on the frontline in the Battle for All Creation against the demonic destroyers known as the Gentry! In issue #1, pencilled by superstar artist Ivan Reis (AQUAMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE), President Superman of Earth-23 uncovers a threat to all Reality so apocalyptic it will take a team of incredible heroes from across the Multiverse to face it – including Captain Carrot, like you’ve never seen him before!
But even with a multitude of alternate worlds to choose from, where every variation is possible, can anyone hope to prevail against the onslaught of ultimate evil and undying hatred – in the unstoppable form of a one-time cosmic defender with unimaginable powers?! Join us, if you dare, for the beginning of THE MULTIVERSITY!
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #122: Dark Horse: Johann travels to Japan to fight giant monsters, but what he discovers is even more disturbing. A man with no brain has been drawing pictures . . . and they tell a terrifying story.
Batman Eternal #20: DC Comics: James Gordon takes on Falcone’s crime army from inside Blackgate!
Batman Superman #13 (Batman 75 Variant Cover Edition): DC Comics: A new arc begins following the events of ‘FIRST CONTACT.’ The worlds of Batman and Superman come to an explosive clash as something terrible happens to the World’s Finest team, and a Dark Knight who is not quite himself must team up with Lois Lane to find a missing Man of Steel. Meanwhile, Selina Kyle encounters a person of amazing strength who has no idea who he is.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Ten #6: Dark Horse: What should have been a simple exorcism turns into a disaster for Buffy and the Scoobies when, instead of horrors, a demon fights back with blissful childhood fantasies!
Daredevil #7: Marvel Comics: ORIGINAL SIN TIE-IN! The man without fear braves the wilds of Wakanda! And the truth behind Matt’s mother’s greatest sin is finally revealed.
Deadly Hands Of Kung Fu <#4 of 4>: Marvel Comics: THE STUNNING CONCLUSION! The shocking truth of Leiko Wu’s murder revealed! Shang-Chi’s epic showdown with the enemy he never saw coming! The jaw-dropping final twist of the knife that NO ONE will see coming!
Hellraiser Bestiary #1: BOOM! Studios: Step into the Bestiary for all-new tales of the LeMarchand Device and its guardians! This first issue contains the start of a six-part serial written by Mark Miller (CLIVE BARKER’S NEXT TESTAMENT) and Ben Meares (HELLRAISER ANNUAL 2013), and drawn by Carlos Magno (DEATHMATCH), where a group of mercenaries are hired to steal Pinhead’s pins. Also, superstar author Victor LaValle teams with artist Colin Lorimer (CURSE) to tell a story set on the outskirts of New York City, as a close-knit community is torn apart by the presence of the puzzle box.
New Avengers #23: Marvel Comics: ‘OF ALL THAT WE ONCE WERE’ We follow the members of the now-broken Illuminati through their last day on Earth.
Sherwood Tx <#2 of 5>: 12 Gauge Comics: Rob Hood, shot and left for dead by members of the Nobles Motorcycle Club, has miraculously survived. After a year in hiding, Hood assumes the identity of a mysterious new member of the Jesters MC known only as ‘Loxley.’ As ‘Bike Week’ begins in Nottingham, Texas, the disguised Hood puts his plans for revenge into motion. Don’t miss the second installment of this bold reimagining of the Robin Hood legend!
Star Wars: Darth Maul – Son of Dathomir #4: Dark Horse: Count Dooku is possessed by the spirit of Mother Talzin! Darth Maul’s Shadow Collective is shattered! The Separatists attack! And Darth Sidious himself enters the fight!
Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 <#1 of 4>: Dynamite Entertainment: Welcome to the world of Battlestar Galactica as never seen before, as #1 NYT Bestselling Author Tony Lee gives it a Steampunk spin! After Professor Baltar’s clockwork Cylonics destroy the Colonial Empire, Arch Duke Adama learns that his son Apollo is missing! It’s up to Lady Athena to travel to the Sky Pirate world of the Rising Star and ask for help from the only hope she has – the disgraced Captain Starbuck and his humanoid / Daggit copilot Muffit…
The Strain: The Night Eternal #1: Dark Horse: It’s been two years since the Master’s plan succeeded and a near apocalypse coated the world in darkness. Now able to roam freely, the Master’s legion of vampires rule the world-a horrifying police state where humans are harvested for blood. As humanity despairs, Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and an unlikely team of heroes continue their fight against extinction and hope to unlock the secret to the Master’s demise.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2014: IDW Publishing: The Turtles are whisked away to another dimension by a stranger-Renet! Forced to fight for their survival in a tournament featuring the greatest warriors in the universe, the brothers will have to master new fighting techniques and forge new alliances. But with the deck stacked against them, their chance of survival is slim!
Wolverine Annual #1: Marvel Comics: ONE MONTH TO DIE! A little Father/Adoptive Daughter/Adoptive Daughter’s son time. Now that’s a mouthful. Wolverine and Jubilee take Shogo on a camping trip. Hey, it’s a Wolverine story in the middle of the wilderness. What could go wrong?
X-Files Year Zero <#2 of 5>: IDW Publishing: When a blue-collar worker from New Jersey passes prophetic messages to the FBI from a mysterious ‘Mr. Zero,’ Mulder is convinced it is the same otherworldly entity that contacted the FBI through a suburban housewife in the 1940s. This similarly named ‘Mr. Xero’ pointed the FBI toward many unusual cases, leading to the establishment of ‘the X-Files’!
Hope that satisfied your comic book cravings!