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
X-Men #1 (Bagley Every Mutant Ever Variant) (Marvel) Jonathan Hickman , Leinil Francis Yu , Mark Bagley
DAWN OF X! The X-Men find themselves in a whole new world of possibility… and things have never been better! Jonathan Hickman (HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X, SECRET WARS) and superstar artist Leinil Yu (NEW AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA) reveal the saga of Cyclops and his hand-picked squad of mutant powerhouses!
Aquaman #53 (Sandoval Variant) (DC) Kelly Sue Deconnick , Robson Rocha , Rafael Sandoval , Daniel Henriques
It’s the reunion everyone will be talking about as Aquaman and Mera finally come face to face! Meanwhile, Aqualad and the Old Gods put the murder charges to rest when the true culprit is revealed… and Black Manta makes his move on Aquaman!
Batman #81 (DC) Tom King , John Romita Jr. , Klaus Janson
It’s time for the big showdown. Batman is calling Bane out. But is the Dark Knight Detective ready to take on the foe who broke him worse than any other that came before? And what else stands in Batman’s way, to put an obstacle between him and his enemy? Tread lightly, Batman, because not only do the lives of your son and trusted friends hang in the balance, but your entire home could collapse on top of you!
Flash Forward #2 (of 6) (Lee Variant) (DC) Scott Lobdell , Brett Booth , In-Hyuk Lee , Norm Rapmund
When the border between the Multiverse and the Dark Multiverse starts to buckle, who do you turn to? The answer: Wally West. Once the Fastest Man Alive, he’s now a man with nothing left to live for. Will Tempus Fuginaut’s chosen champion rise to the occasion and fight back the demons of the darkness, or will Wally’s own demons win the day?
Inferior Five #2 (of 12) (DC) Keith Giffen , Jeff Lemire , Michelle Delecki
It’s meant to be the days of Earth’s rebirth after the dreaded Invasion, but it doesn’t look like the Dominators have left Dangerfield, Arizona, nor are they done making the ‘Inferior Five’ their unwitting cat toys! Plus, the return of the Peacemaker, a broken soldier for a broken time! All this, and Angry Charlie, too!
Justice League #34 (Mattina Variant) (DC) James Tynion Iv , Jim Cheung , Francesco Mattina , Scott Snyder
‘The Justice Doom War’ part five! All Hypertime is breaking! If it blows, all of reality will follow after-which would be just fine for Lex Luthor, who is ready to prove to the evil goddess Perpetua that he’s the bad man for her. The Justice League is attempting to do what they can, chasing the Legion of Doom across the time-sphere. If the Totality is put back together, the whole Multiverse will tip toward Doom…and have consequences that reverberate throughout the DC Universe-assuming it’s not destroyed in the process.
Metal Men #1 (of 12) (Tan Variant) (DC) Dan Didio , Shane Davis , Philip Tan , Michelle Delecki , Marc Deering
The Metal Men are back! And back and back and back again, as we take a deep look into Doc Magnus’ lab as he experiments with what it means to be sentient. Meanwhile, a mysterious liquid Nth metal has appeared in the science site at Challengers Mountain that appears to have come through from the Dark Multiverse…
Superman Year One #3 (of 3) Romita Cover (DC) Frank Miller , John Romita Jr. , Danny Miki
It’s the jaw-dropping conclusion to Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.’s blockbuster reimagining of Superman’s origin! In this final chapter, Clark Kent arrives in Metropolis, the city where he will fulfill his heroic destiny. Witness the first meeting between Superman and Lois Lane, the beginnings of Clark Kent’s career at the Daily Planet, and the birth of his rivalry with Lex Luthor. But when The Joker arrives on the scene, the Man of Steel must enlist the help of his two strange new friends: Wonder Woman and Batman!
Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #4 (of 12) (Robertson Variant) (DC) Matt Fraction , Steve Lieber , Darick Robertson
Whassup, nerds? It’s yer favorite irresponsible blogger, Timmy Olsen! In this month’s episode of ‘Timmy’s Bros,’ someone requested we get Batman to crack who moidered that Daily Planet photo-hack, Jimmy Olsen. Like how many wheels does a guy have to steal off the Batmobile to get a Bat-dude’s attention around here?
Crow Hack Slash #4 (of 4) (IDW) Tim Seeley , Jim Terry
Cassie and Marcus finally confront the rebel Crow, Angeles, and her street shaman ally, as their insidious plan is revealed. What are they doing with thousands of little black eggs? And can Vlad’s life be saved before the power of the Crow is taken back?
Gideon Falls #17 (Image) Jeff Lemire , Andrea Sorrentino , Dave Stewart
NEW STORY ARC ‘THE PENTOCULUS: FOREVER AND EVER,’ Part One The smash-hit horror series continues! After the time- and space-shifting journey of the previous arc, Norton and Clara are trapped in ‘small town’ Gideon Falls with a murderous psychopath. Meanwhile, Father Fred and Angie confront the Bishop in ‘big city’ Gideon Falls.
Captain America #15 (Marvel) Ta-Nehisi Coates , Jason Masters , Alex Ross
‘THE LEGEND OF STEVE’ CONTINUES! Steve Rogers’ mission to clear his reputation and to re-establish the good name of Captain America continues, as he and Jessica Drew, Spider-Woman, tackle a familiar old foe who is contaminating the water supply of a large rust-belt city!
Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Allegiance #2 (Marvel) Ethan , Luke Ross , Marco Checchetto
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.
Spider-Man #2 (of 5) (Marvel) JJ Abrams , Sara Pichelli , Olivier Coipel
The most anticipated comic event of the year continues from J.J. Abrams (Star Wars, Star Trek, Lost, Alias), Henry Abrams and Sara Pichelli (SPIDER-MAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY)! Peter and Mary Jane have had their first run in with the new villain Cadaverous and it did not go well. What horrific impact from this horrific villain will scar them the worst?!
Blade Runner 2019 #4 (Titan) Michael Green , Andres Guinaldo , Syd Mead , Mike Johnson
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)!
Killers #4 (of 5) (Valiant) B. Clay Moore , Fernando Dagnino , Jonboy Meyers
It’s kill or be killed as the superninjas meet face to face! What are they all trying to slaughter each other for? The reason behind the deadly race revealed! It’s all-out action as the Killers face off against Arctic assassins!
Psi-Lords #5 (Valiant) Fred Van Lente , Renato Guedes , Julian Totino Tedesco
RISE UP! Can our space prisoners overthrow their alien captors? The new story, ‘Conquest’ starts here. But who will be conquered? Prison riots, secrets revealed, brand-new baddies, and more await the brave who read this.