The best day of the week just got a lot better with a new round of awesome comics arriving in stores this week. Staff members at Major Spoilers are here to help you with your comic book selection this week, with their roundup of comics they recommend.


Writer: Brian Clevinger

Artist: Scott Wegener
Publisher: IDW Publishing

Cover Price: $39.99
SOLICITATION: In this runway-model handsome collection, Robo and his team of Action Scientists clash with secret government agencies, battle extra-dimensional vampires, and learn lessons in TRUE friendship. Collects Other Strangeness, The Deadly Art of Science, and The Ghost of Station X for your reading pleasure. Winkey-Face Emoticon. Hashtag-The-Kids-Get-It.

STEPHEN: You need Atomic Robo in your life. You may not know it, but you do. This collection is another massive tome of Robo stories that you’ll consume so fast, you’ll be begging the creators for more!

WAYNE: A second great Robo collection to keep! Don’t miss this excellent trade!

TheAutumnlands_09-1THE AUTUMNLANDS #9
Writer: Kurt Busiek
Artist: Benjamin Dewey
Publisher: Image
Cover Price: 9.99
SOLICITATION: Sheep. Beer. Mountain. TROUBLE.

RODRIGO: “Sheep. Beer. Mountain. Trouble” is the most cryptic solicitation I’ve seen in a long time…

Badger_1_coverBADGER #1
Writer: Mike Baron
Artist: Jim Fern, Paul Mounts
Publisher: Devil’s Due /1First Comics, LLC
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Fans have demanded it and now, at long last, the Badger returns! A brand new story ripped from today’s headlines, from the inimitable Mike Baron! Badger as you’ve never seen him: Raw! Furious! Crazier than Randy Quaid! Jim Fern’s art will astonish! With a killer variant cover by Paul Pope!

CHRIS: Have fans demanded it? Not sure I’ve heard a lot of “Badger buzz” but now that he’s back I’m ready to check in on the lunatic. I honestly haven’t read much Badger but he’s just the kind of character that would appeal to a wacko like me, so now is the perfect time to get better aquainted!

BM49coverBATMAN #49

Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Yanick Paquette

Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: It is time. Bruce Wayne has reclaimed his true past as Batman. Now he must descend into the cave and face what he once was. Can he truly leave behind a life free from the pain and anguish of the Bat? Can he plunge once more into the madness and purpose that once consumed him? In this special, thrilling issue, watch as the fate of Bruce Wayne, and Batman, is decided once and for all.

STEPHEN: It’s Scott Snyder’s Batman… why would you not want to buy this book?

WAYNE: I’ll miss Mr. Capullo on this issue, but it’ll still be a great read! I’ll also enjoy the build-up to issue #50 next month!

Gotham Academy_15_coverGOTHAM ACADEMY #15
Writer: Brendan Fletcher & Various
Artist: Rafael Albuquerque & Various
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
SOLICITATION: It’s part two of “Gotham Academy Yearbook”! This month we have more stories of the gang’s past and present shenanigans by some of the best names in comics. Detective Club, Scarecrow attacks, and water polo fights are just the beginning for another amazing issue!

CHRIS: You know it’s a great Wendesday when Gotham Academy comes out. If you aren’t reading this comic by now you either a.) Aren’t reading the Major Spoilers staff picks enough; or b.) Don’t listen to good advice.

STEPHEN: Gotham Academy continues to be one of my favorite series from DC. Get on board now, and thank me later.

kingsroadKING’S ROAD #1
Writer: Peter Hogan
Artist: Phil Winslade, Staz Johnson
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: 3.99
SOLICITATION: Double-sized debut spectacular!
This 48-page special includes all King’s Road chapters from Dark Horse Presents by Peter Hogan and Phil Winslade—and an additional issue’s worth of story drawn by the new King’s Roadart team! Artist Staz Johnson (Judge Dredd) and colorist Douglas A. Sirois (The 7th Sword) join Hogan to continue this tale of a family on the run from magical, other-dimensional monsters.

RODRIGO: I missed some parts of King’s Road on Dark Horse Presents. This is a great opportunity to get everything straight!

Writer: Christina Rice
Artist: Agnes Garbowska
Publisher: IDW
Cover Price: 3.99
SOLICITATION: “Don’t You Forget About Us” part 2! The Cutie Mark Crusaders and their classmates are hopelessly lost in the woods! The only chance of salvation may lie with…Diamond Tiara?

RODRIGO: Worth it just for the cover!

spiderqwenSPIDER-GWEN #5
Writer: Jason Latour
Artist: Robbi Rodriguez
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Captain George Stacy has always been a big force in Spider-Gwen’s life. But knowing that his daughter is the Spider-hero swinging around the city has taken its toll on him. Can he come to grips with the knowledge? Can she handle her police captain father if he can’t?

ROB: Spider-Gwen has been the best thing to come of the Spider-Verse story line, and I’m glad there making as good of use of her as they have been.

spidermandeadpoolSPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #2
Writer: Joe Kelly
Artist: Ed McGuinness
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Spidey and Deady (Pooly?) get a visit from MILES MORALES! A goblin invasion puts Deadpool and the Spider-Men in a tight spot!

ROB: The first issue was fun, and this looks promising. With Miles joining in on this one we’ll get to see how he deals with this level of crazy.

totallyawesomehulkTHE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #3
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Frank Cho
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: PREPARE TO MEET YOUR FOOM! Amadeus is on the hunt for the biggest, greenest, baddest monster on the block – besides himself, of course! And an unlikely ally lends a hand!

ROB: Amadeus as Hulk has been fun so far, but I’m finding more interest in the background story of how we got to him becoming Hulk to begin with.

Writer: James Roberts
Artist: Hayato Sakamoto
Publisher: Vertigo Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
SOLICITATION: SHUTDOWN! A vengeful god stalks the corridors of the Lost Light, murdering everyone who makes eye contact. The crew must answer two questions: Why have they been singled out for punishment? And how do you stop someone who can kill you just by thinking about it?

CHRIS: Can you believe we’ve had not one but TWO Transformers series make it to fifty issues? Me either! And they’re insanely good too! I know this is only issue forty-nine but fifty is right around the corner and how can you not love that cover of Tailgate looking all tough. Even then he’s still kinda cute. The other fun part of these books is going through and looking at all the characters you wish some company would make a toy of. Pure bliss…


Writer: Jay Faerber
Artist: Jamal Igle
Publisher: Action Lab Entertainment

Cover Price: $14.99
SOLICITATION: Down-on-his-luck reporter Reggie Baxter has stumbled onto one of the greatest secrets of all time…high school history teacher, Joe Campbell is the superpowered hero known as Venture! But who is Joe Campbell? And more importantly, how rich will Reggie become by blackmailing him? A creator owned superhero morality tale by two of the industry’s finest; Jay Faerber (Copperhead, Dynamo Five, Noble Causes) and Jamal Igle (Molly Danger, Supergirl, The Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy)! Collects Venture #1-4.

WAYNE: I have longed for this series to be collected ever since I first read it, and my dreams are coming true! If you didn’t read this excellent comic, be sure to pick up this trade paperback!


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