Happy new comic book day Towelites! Some great new books hitting comic shops today so get down there are pick up your favorite funny book! Here are my pulls and highlights!

Book of the Week

Powers of X #3 (of 6) (Bengal Character Decades Variant) (Marvel) Jonathan Hickman, R. B. Silva

As Xavier sows the seeds of the past, the X-Men’s future blossoms into trouble for all mutantdom. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (NEW AVENGERS, INFINITY, FF) continues reshaping the X-Men’s past, present and future with breakout artist R.B. Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN)!

 

Jim Henson Beneath Dark Crystal #12 (of 12) (BOOM!) Adam Smith, Alexandria Huntington, Benjamin Dewey

The Glass Castle, home of the Firelings and their final protection, is under siege-and Thurma cannot defend it alone. But as her former rival, Nita, and the rest of her people come together, Thurma realizes that she has never been alone, and that working together is the only way to defeat The Fire That Stays.

Aliens: Rescue #2 (Dark Horse) Brian Wood, Kieran McKeown, JL Straw, Dan Jackson, Roberto De LaTorre

Amanda Ripley, Zula Hendricks, and Alec Brand team up on a new mission. A classified planet houses a powerful resource that could save millions in the right hands. With Weyland-Yutani ever-threatening, will the team manage to secure the planet? Or will the alien threat overwhelm them?

American Gods: The Moment of the Storm #5 (Dark Horse) Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, Scott Hampton, Jennifer T. Lange, Glenn Fabry

As the final battle between new and old gods is about to begin, Mr. World makes his move, and Shadow comes to a shocking realization about his own role in the upcoming bloodbath!

Aquaman #51 (Card Stock Variant) (DC) Kelly Sue DeConnick, Robson Rocha, Joshua Middleton, Daniel Henriques

Lex Luthor’s surprising offer to Black Manta is revealed! But is it too good to be true? Plus, a gruesome murder in Amnesty Bay shocks the town to its core…and the prime suspects are none other than the Old Gods! Can Aquaman and his new partner Aqualad solve this murder mystery?

Batman #77 (Crain Variant) (DC) Tom King, Tony S. Daniel, Clayton Crain

‘City of Bane’ continues! The last of the independent villains are on the run, leaving Gotham City entirely to Bane and his cronies-including Flashpoint Batman and Gotham Girl! Though this means a semblance of peace on the streets, the iron grip of tyranny is squeezing all life out of Gotham. And with Bane’s machinations keeping other heroes out, the city really needs the Batman to return. Is Bruce Wayne ready to face his toughest foes yet…his father and the man who broke his back?

Black Mask Year of the Villain #1 (DC) Tom Taylor, Cully Hamner, Mitch Gerads

Black Mask was one of Gotham City’s most ruthless crime lords. He had money, power and respect. But after months in the Teen Titans’ secret prison, Roman Sionis is finally free. Given a new purpose and new abilities thanks to Lex Luthor’s offer, he’s found a new racket. Corporate crime not only pays better, but it’s far less dangerous. At least until Batwoman discovers what he’s up to and plans to put an end to Black Mask’s latest power grab. Is Black Mask the same crime boss he’s always been, or has time and a new approach made him something far more unstoppable than he’s ever been?

Pearl #12 (DC) Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Gaydos 

It’s the wild end of this romantic yakuza epic from the creators of Jessica Jones! Tying up all the loose ends-for now-Pearl Tanaka confronts her past and her future. Will she choose the path of the artist or the killer? Which is her natural way? Don’t miss this stunning multimedia experience from artist Michael Gaydos, plus an exclusive look at new Jinxworld projects coming soon!

Superman Year One #2 (of 3) (Romita Cover) (DC) Frank Miller, Danny Miki, John RomitaJr

Clark Kent’s journey of self-discovery continues in the second installment of Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.’s remarkable reimagining of Superman’s origin story. This chapter takes young Clark to the Pacific coast and beyond, as he discovers a place as sensational as he is…Atlantis! There he meets new people, finds love, clashes with gargantuan beasts and discovers the man he’s meant to be.

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #2 (of 12) (Variant Cover) (DC) Matt Fraction, Steve Lieber, Ben Oliver

Only Jimmy Olsen knows what Superman’s secret superpowers truly are-and now those mysteries will finally be shared with you! And only you. Don’t tell anyone. And Jimmy won’t have any of his pal’s super-abilities to help him get out of his latest jam as he hits the dark and dirty streets of Gotham City!

Canto #3 (of 6) (IDW) David M. Booher, Drew Zucker

Into the belly of the beast! Canto consults with the Hermit and learns the surprising truth about the slavers. Canto’s path is now laid out before him, but is he prepared to face a foe known only as the Shrouded Man?

Star Wars Tie Fighter #5 (of 5) (Marvel) Jody Houser, Roge Antonia, Tommy Lee Edwards, Juan Gedeon

THE EMPIRE STRIKES! The mission is to deal a devastating blow to THE REBELLION. Can the squadron come together in time to complete the mission? And will any survive the fight?

Blade Runner 2019 #2 (Cover B – Mead) (Titan) Michael Green, Andres Guinaldo, Syd Mead, Mike Johnson

Return to the world of Blade Runner in an all-new ongoing comic series from the pen of Michael Green (screenwriter for Blade Runner 2049) and Mike Johnson (Star Trek), illustrated by Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark, Captain America)! Veteran Blade Runner Ash hunts down the kidnapped child of a billionaire, but he’s not all he seems…

Psi-Lords #3 (Cover B – Reis) Fred Van Lente, Renato Guedes, Rod Reis

The cosmic foursome begins to master their jaw-dropping powers and unlock deeper meanings to their newfound abilities! Dangerous aliens have targeted the Quartet, and they’ll stop at nothing until they’ve eliminated the team. Plus, the lost history of the Psi-Lords revealed?!

 

See you next week!

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