IT’S NEW COMIC BOOK DAY!

But what to read?

Fortunately, the Major Spoilers Staff have comic book recommendations for you!

adventuresofsupermanADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #17
Writer: Jerry Ordway
Artist: Steve Rude
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Superstar creators unite for the final issue of the series! First, a Superman/O.M.A.C. team-up as only Jerry Ordway and Steve Rude can deliver! Then, when Lois Lane gets Superman a mystery gift for Valentine’s Day, Superman speculates with his friends about what it could be – and what he should get her in return! Finally, Superman is confronted by a ghost from Krypton! Don’t miss out!

JASON: I’m sad to see this digital first series end; it was a great way for all kinds of creators to tell solid stories of Superman with his underwear still on.

allnewghostriderALL NEW GHOST RIDER #7 $3.99
Writer: Felipe Smith
Artist: Damion Scott, Rob Campanella
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: • Is ROBBIE REYES racing towards eternal damnation?
• The birth of the BLUE HYDE BRIGADE
• A blazing hot trail comes to an end.

MATTHEW: I’ve been remarkably happy with this series so far, especially given my appreciation of the original Marvel Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze. This book was apparently on the verge of cancellation, but I’m glad it escaped the axe for now. You should give it a chance…

BatmanDOTFSetBATMAN DEATH OF THE FAMILY BOOK & JOKER MASK SET
Writer: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artist: Greg Capullo & Various
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $39.99
SOLICITATION: This new collectors set includes the critically acclaimed tale “Death of the Family” from the superstar #1 New York Times best-selling team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo. Now, this seminal Batman trade paperback graphic novel is paired with a replica hand-painted vinyl latex mask of The Joker that features sewn-on hair and a white elastic band. It’s a must-have for any fan of Scott Snyder’s groundbreaking work!

WAYNE: I loved the “Court of Owls” collection that also had a mask with it, so I can’t wait to pick up this excellent set as well! I bet “The Face” that’s included with this volume will become one of the big Joker masks for this year’s celebration of Halloween! Highly recommended!

BobsBurgers02-Cov-UmblebyBOB’S BURGERS #2
Writers: Chad Brewster, Justin Hook, Rachel Hastings
Artists: Tony Gennaro, Frank Forte, Tyler Garrison,
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: In the second issue of the Bob’s Burgers comic book we bring you 5 new stories from the Belchers. Tina’s Erotic Friend Fiction goes galactic; Bob jots down burgers to live by; Louise investigates a case of textbook tomfoolery; Linda looks out for her furry friends; and Gene presents a musical re-imagine-actment of the story of Mozart and Salieri called “Genemadeus”

Bob’s Burgers is an animated sitcom that airs on Fox television with other hits such as The Simpsons and Family Guy.

RODRIGO: The best part about the Bob’s Burgers comics is that I get to hear the character’s voices in my head. All those hilarious dudes pretending to be ladies.

pickoftheweekboostergoldBOOSTER GOLD FUTURES END #1
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artist: Dan Jurgens, Will Conrad, Brett Booth, Ron Frenz, Mark Irwin, Stephen Thompson, Steve Lightle, Moritat
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Trapped out of time on a world that defies reason, Booster Gold struggles to escape the fate that has held him and so many forgotten heroes captive!

JASON: I’m always excited by any book that stars Booster Gold and Skeets! Plus DC has hinted that there is a huge easter egg in this one.

MATTHEW: Where the heck has Booster Gold been? I’m interested in finding out…

STEPHEN: A new Booster Gold book!? Sign me up! Now bring back Ted Kord, dammit!

butterfly1BUTTERFLY #1
Writers: Arash Amel, Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Antonio Fuso
Publisher: Archaia
SOLICITATION: Butterfly is one of Project Delta’s deep cover agents, no birth certificate, no social security number, a complete ghost. When her cover is blown and she is set up for a murder she did not commit, she is unknowingly led to her father’s doorstep, a man she thought died 20 years ago. Codenamed Nightingale, her father was once a member of the very same Project Delta, a spy in the violent aftermath of the Cold War, and believes they are behind her setup. Trained to trust nothing and no one, Butterfly must decide whether to seek answers with the Project, or believe the man who betrayed her years ago.

PAIGE: Crime fiction is my antidrug and as this series is being compared to series like True Detective and House of Cards, I’m immediately sucked in. I can’t wait to see how this pans out.

RODRIGO: This is going to be one that comes down to execution for me. It looks cool but could turn into a big young-woman-searching-for-her-father cliche.

chewCHEW #43
Writer: John Layman
Artist: Rob Guillory
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
SOLICITATION: “CHICKEN TENDERS,” Part Three Olive. Poyo. Colby.

ROB: So this guy, he gets psychic impressions off the food he eats, and he can use those impressions to solve crimes, which he has been. Of course, he’s not the only one that can do this, two of the bad guys can too, and of course there are cyborgs and Kung Fu chickens running around too, among a multitude of other food powered characters.

Elfquest5coverELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #5
Writer: Wendy & Richard Pini
Artist: Wendy Pini
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
SOLICITATION: Separated and weakened by unanswered Recognition, can Ember and Teir survive long enough for a rescue? Three factions must join to save the pair – Cutter and his companions, Ember’s own Wolfriders, and the mysterious realm of elfin spirits. If they fail, the lovers may die. If they succeed, what shattering secrets will be revealed and new threats unleashed?

WAYNE: Every Wednesday that this book comes out, it’s a great comics week! This wonderful story deserves your support and readership! I’m lucky enough to be a long-term fan, but you don’t have to be to enjoy this comic! Don’t miss it as the Elves near the end of their journey!

ghostbusters20GHOSTBUSTERS #20
Writer: Erik Burnham
Artist: Dan Schoening
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: THE FINAL ISSUE OF GHOSTBUSTERS! Mass Hysteria comes to an end and the Ghostbusters discover the price of driving Tiamat from the city, county, and state of New York! But just because the Big Bad is beaten, it doesn’t mean psychokinetic shenanigans are on the wane — there’s always another job on deck for the boys (and girls!) in grey! Don’t miss the bombastically chaotic conclusion to IDW’s ghoulishly ground-breaking GHOSTBUSTERS run!

ROB: Mixed feelings on this one. The final issue should be a blast, and a great send off for the absolutely fantastic run that this was, but I don’t really want to see it end. Either way, come see the Ghostbusters take on the biggest challenge they ever have as Tiamat tries to take over New York.

gijoeGI JOE (2014) #1
Writer: Karen Traviss
Artist: Steve Kurth
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: DOES THE WORLD NEED G.I. JOE? Cobra had become an international peacekeeping force… and the future of G.I. JOE looks bleak. SCARLETT leads what’s left of America’s ultimate fighting force-but will she be able to keep hew team together? Real-world action and politics collide… and nothing will be the same.

MATTHEW: Scarlett in charge of an all-new G.I. Joe? That alone makes this one worth a look for me…

lumberjanesLUMBERJANES #6
Writer: Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson
Artist: Brooke Allen
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: It’s a race back to the cave for the Lumberjanes, this time with Diane and Jen in tow! There is more going on with these wolves and their gold eyes than the girls can figure out on their own, but with too much mystery surrounding Rosie it looks they have to go back to square one. Hopefully, this trip to the cave will have more answers.

PAIGE: I adore Jen to bits and am really looking forward to seeing her in this issue. The humor of Lumberjanes is superb and it’s always worth looking at.

STEPHEN: This is a smart, cute, fun book, and I’m glad BOOM! Studios had the sense to make it happen.

rochelimitROCHE LIMIT #1
Writer: Michael Moreci
Artist: Vic Malhotra
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
SOLICITATION: “OUR DESTINY IS THE STARS, AND I WILL LEAD US THERE.” Twenty years after this promise, billionaire Langford Skaargard’s dream of cosmic exploration is no more. Roche Limit, a colony situated on the cusp of a mysterious energy anomaly, is a melting pot of crime and terrible secrets. When Bekkah Hudson goes missing, the search to find her will plunge her sister and a cadre of the colony’s underworld figures into an odyssey that reveals a grim future for mankind. Blending 2001: A Space Odyssey with Blade Runner, ROCHE LIMIT is the first part of a bold sci-fi/noir trilogy.

RODRIGO: The cool thing about reading Sci-Fi comics right now is that you never know whether you’re reading the first draft of a movie or not.

Saga_23SAGA #23
Writer: Brian K Vaughan
Artist: Fiona Staples
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
SOLICITATION: Betrayal.

PAIGE: Saga is one of the most compelling series around and I can’t wait to get my hands on this issue. The art and story are to die for, and with the plot continuing to thicken around Alana and Marko, I’m on the edge of my seat.

samuraijack12SAMURAI JACK #12
Writer: Jim Zub
Artist: Andy Suriano, Ethen Beavers
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Aku senses Jack’s unexpected new flaw and calls forth a manhunt like no other. Soldiers, monsters, and bounty hunters scour the land for the weakened samurai warrior. Is anywhere safe?

ROB: Going into issue #12, I can safely say that Jim Zub has captured much of what made Samurai Jack such a compelling series to begin with. And now Jack’s quest has become even more difficult than it ever was before, as he has lost the strongest weapon he had against Aku.

9-22-0SPORTING SALT #1-3
Writer: Yuto Kubota
Artist: Yuto Kubota
Publisher: Shounen Jump (Viz Media)
Cover Price: 0.99
SOLICITATION: The JUMP START initiative continues with Sporting Salt, a manga series about the exciting world of sports…medicine? Hiroyuki’s on a mission to become the best sports doctor around! Can he do it?!

BECKY: I occasionally dip into the genre of sports manga, but sports medicine? This is a twist I wasn’t expecting. Looking forward to a variety of sports and therefore vastly different action sequences to help keep it the action fresh. Also, the potential awesome techniques done in the world of sports medicine. The art looks fun, too.

ST-movieII37-cover-659x1000STAR TREK ONGOING #37
Writer: Mike Johnson
Artist: Tony Shasteen
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: The Star Trek event of the year continues here, in part 3 of “The Q Gambit”! Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise find themselves decades in the future thanks to the mischievous Q. The galaxy has changed beyond recognition… and nowhere more so than on Earth itself! Don’t miss this all-new adventure produced in association with Star Trek screenwriter/producer Roberto Orci!

WAYNE: It’s the movie Enterprise crew meeting up with Benjamin Sisko and his “federation” of rebels with Q pulling the strings! This week is the halfway point for this “fascinating” event that’s got me reading the book again! I highly recommend this for all Trek fans!

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