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
THE INEVITABLE TRUTH. The revelatory tale of Mutantkind’s fall comes to a conclusion that will lay the groundwork of the X-Men’s stories for years to come! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (NEW AVENGERS, FF, INFINITY) and rising star artist RB Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN) wrap the series that reveals everything!
THE FIRST EVENT OF THE ALL-NEW BUFFY UNIVERSE STARTS HERE! * Buffy Summers, the Slayer, has one job… keep the forces of hell from coming to Earth through, uh, Hellmouth. Here’s the bad news.she might have failed. * The Mistress Drusilla and her ally, Spike, have found a weapon to open the Hellmouth and unleash unspeakable evil across the town and the world. * With time running out, Buffy must team up with a new ally that she doesn’t fully trust.the vampire vigilante known as Angel! Can these two find a way to work together before the Hellmouth opens – or these two decide they might be each other’s greatest enemy? * From Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire and rising star Jeremy Lambert ( Doom Patrol ) and Eleonora Carlini ( Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers ) comes the first massive event of the Buffyverse.one that threatens to shake the entire fabric of reality. This is an absolute must read from the mind of creator Joss Whedon!
The Ultimate superhero crossover of the year! The out-of-shape and out-of-practice Black Hammer heroes must contend with a suspicious Justice League as Colonel Weird and the Green Lanterns try to unravel the mystery at the heart of this dimensional switch–and the DC heroes marooned in Black Hammer Farm make a surprising discovery that may offer them answers. ”I didnt think something could be thrilling and sad at the same time but now there’s Black Hammer proving me wrong. Amazing, just flat-out amazing.”-Patton Oswalt
Available to comics shops for the first time! Batman and Green Lantern have followed the trail of Vandal Savage back to the Old West-and right into an encounter with Jonah Hex! But before they can stop Savage from finding the mysterious Fabergé egg, Green Lantern disappears-and Batman lands back where his story began: Crime Alley! Originally published in BATMAN GIANT #9 and #10.
While Bruce Wayne confronts his wards at Wayne Manor (they seem to believe there’s a Batcave in the basement?), Batman is having a far worse time. Ra’s al Ghul has arranged for him to suffer, and when the villain emerges from the shadows, the detective pays in pain!
The World’s Greatest Detective must try to inhabit the mind of a murder victim to solve a case-without filling the empty grave next to those of his parents. Can Batman imagine the life of a corpse with a half-eaten face without dying himself? Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch, one of the most legendary creative partnerships of the modern age, reunite in this maxiseries about life, death and the questions most are too afraid to ask.
From the Eisner Award-winning team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev, it’s the reveal of the biggest mystery of the summer. Who is Leviathan? And what is their true goal? You’re going to find out here! Plus, Lois Lane had a whole other team working this story the entire time, and-oh man!-someone found something!
Lex Luthor gave the Shadow Thief the power to defeat his archenemy, Hawkman, but too bad for the Shadow Thief that Hawkman received a gift of his own from a much more formidable foe-and now nothing can stand in Carter Hall’s way!
In the Year of the Villain, what’s a Clown Prince of Crime to do when the world has started to accept doing bad as the only way to live? Out-bad everyone else, of course! The Joker is on a mission to get his mojo back and prove to the world that there is no greater villainy than the kind that leaves you laughing. This special one-shot is co-written by legendary film auteur John Carpenter (The Thing, Halloween) and Anthony Burch (the Borderlands video games), making for a Joker comic that’s twisted in ways you never imagined!
In a world rife with monsters known as Grimm, the prestigious Beacon Academy trains the next generation of hunters and huntresses. Tying in with the hit Rooster Teeth web series RWBY, follow the adventures of team RWBY, comprising bruiser Yang Xiao Long, elegant Weiss Schnee, stealthy Blake Belladonna and courageous leader Ruby Rose, as they protect the world from all manner of Grimm!
‘JOHNNY’S STORY,’ Part 1. See The Karate Kid in a whole new light in this retelling through the eyes of Johnny Lawrence, two-time All Valley Tournament Champion. When the new kid makes moves on the girl that broke Johnny’s heart, he vows to settle the score and win back her love. Or so goes the story Sensei Lawrence tells his students nearly 35 years later. Written by Denton J. Tipton (X-Files) and illustrated by Kagan McLeod (Infinite Kung Fu). Based on the hit YouTube Original series Cobra Kai! * The classic Karate Kid movie story told for the first time from Johnny Lawrence’s POV! * Each issue features exciting variant cover art with photos of the cast and other iconic images! * Story by Denton J. Tipton sure to please Cobra Kai and Karate Kid fans old and new alike! * Illustrated by Kagan McLeod of Infinite Kung Fu fame!
TODD McFARLANE returns to pencil and ink SPAWN #301-with GREG CAPULLO, JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, CLAYTON CRAIN, JEROME OPEÑA, and FRANCESCO MATTINA, and even more surprises to come in the record-breaking, longest-running creator-owned comic book in history!
THE CRACK OF DOOM! From Christopher Cantwell (HALT AND CATCH FIRE, SHE COULD FLY) comes a new monthly ongoing series… Victor Von Doom – scientist, sorcerer, disfigured face, twisted soul – has been spending much of his time warning against a trillion-dollar global effort to create the first ‘artificial’ black hole. Wrestling with visions of an entirely different life…a better future…DOCTOR DOOM finds himself at a crossroads. (what is he questioning?) A catastrophic act of terrorism kills thousands, and the prime suspect is… DOOM? Victor will have to push his unexplained thoughts aside and focus on remaining alive as the title of ‘Most Wanted Man’ is thrust upon him…. Left with no homeland, no armies, no allies, indeed, nothing at all, will the reign of Doctor Doom come to an abrupt halt?
BEFORE THE EXCITING EVENTS OF STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER! Hounded by the FIRST ORDER across the galaxy, the RESISTANCE is in dire need of ships, weapons and recruits to make a final stand against KYLO REN’S forces. Desperation drives a delegation led by GENERAL LEIA ORGANA and REY to entreat the Rebel veteran’s one-time allies, THE MON CALAMARI, to join the fight – but decades after Imperial occupation enslaved their planet, there are those willing to stop at nothing to prevent another war from bloodying the waters of Mon Cala. A system away, POE DAMERON and FINN have their own mission: to hunt down a weapons cache on the remote moon of Avedot, unaware that they are being hunted by the most notorious criminal gang in the galaxy.
The climax to the first original comic series set in the world of Blade Runner! Detective Ash discovers the truth behind her mysterious client, his kidnapped family, and the Replicant conspiracy hidden throughout Los Angeles! From writer Michael Green (screenwriter for Blade Runner 2049) and Mike Johnson (Star Trek), and illustrated by Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark, Captain America)!