IT’S NEW COMIC BOOK DAY! #NCBD

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.

amazingspiderman13AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #13
Writer: Dan Slott
Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: POWER PLAY CONTINUES! Things aren’t going well between the Amazing Spider-Man and the Invincible Iron Man and their conflict is opening the door for Regent and his plan against our heroes! Now that Regent has started imprisoning HEROES and stealing their powers things have gone from bad to worse.

ROB: I guess Tony’s not particularly happy with Peter’s newfound success. As long as Dan Slott is writing Spidey, I’m reading it and enjoying every last moment. Amazing has been great since it came out last fall and continues to be great every issue.

BatmanRebirth1coverpickoftheweekBATMAN REBIRTH #1
Writers: Tom King, Scott Snyder
Artist: Mikel Janin

Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99

SOLICITATION:  Longtime Batman and Eisner Award winning writer Scott Snyder co-writes with rising star writer Tom King! EVIL 365: Gotham City faces the threat of the Calendar Man!

JON: Those who know me know that I LOVE Batman so I’m a little biased to say the least. However, I can’t wait to see the how the revelations of Rebirth reshape the Dark Knight’s world in what promises to be a passing of the torch story as Snyder hands the Caped Crusader over to King.

STEPHEN: Definitely going to check this one out, if for no other reason to see what King and Snyder have planned for us.

WAYNE: I’ll continue to miss Mr. Snyder on Batman each month, but I’m fascinated by the prospects of what Mr. King has in mind. Gotta be reading this one for sure!

civilwariiCIVIL WAR II #1
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: David Marquez
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $5.99
SOLICITATION: IT’S HERE! The explosive first chapter in the comic event EVERYONE will be talking about. And we come out swinging with a blistering double-sized first issue from the creative team behind last year’s best-selling debut of INVINCIBLE IRON MAN and Miles Morales. A new Inhuman, with the ability to profile the future, emerges and the ramifications ripple into every corner of the Marvel Universe. Lines are drawn, bodies fall, and the Marvel Universe will be rocked to it’s very core. The action starts here!

MATTHEW: I gotta be honest: I do not expect this one to be good. In fact, I really hated the original Civil War and worry that this one will likely be another clusterschmozz. That said, Marvel has got me honestly interested in finding out how this latest senseless tragedy will be kicking off. I suppose that’s the power of good marketing for you…

b067_-_green_arrow_rebirth_gareb_cv1GREEN ARROW REBIRTH #1
Writer: Ben Percy
Artist: Otto Schmidt
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
SOLICITATION: Together again for the first time, the Emerald Archer meets Black Canary. Questioning everything Green Arrow believes in, Dinah Lance throws the hero’s world upside down, forcing him to question what he cares about more: his morals or his money?
BULLSEYE: “Readers are aching for the reunion of Green Arrow and Black Canary, and we’re finally going to give it to them.” says writer Benjamin Percy. “Also returning? Green Arrow’s goatee.”

JON: There were two major things missing from the New 52 Green Arrow’s world – his relationship with Black Canary and more importantly, his iconic goatee! Well, the powers that be listened as we get the return of the bird and the beard in the life of the Emerald Archer.

GLsRebirth1coverGREEN LANTERNS #1

Writer: Geoff Johns, Sam Humphries

Artist: Ethan Van Sciver
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
SOLICITATION: Creative powerhouse Geoff Johns puts the ring on again as he, co-writer Sam Humphries and artist Ethan Van Sciver debut a new era of emerald greatness! Rookie Green Lanterns Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz tackle the universe’s toughest beat: Earth. HOT TICKET: Geoff and Ethan brought Hal Jordan to epic status with the original GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH.

WAYNE: A different take on the Green Lanterns! Since Mr. Johns is on it, I’ll be checking it out!

Revisionist1coverREVISIONIST #1

Writer: Frank Barbiere
Artist: Garry Brown

Publisher: AfterShock Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: New series! How far would you go to save reality? Martin Monroe is The Revisionist-a time-traveling assassin tasked with repairing our fractured timeline.  Forced to place his trust in his estranged father, Martin will have to overcome his troubled past to save the future-but can he live with his decisions? Join the all-star creative team of writer FRANK J. BARBIERE (Five Ghosts, Avengers World), artist GARRY BROWN (Black Road, The Massive), and colorist LAUREN AFFE (The Paybacks, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter) for the first chapter of an all-new action/sci-fi adventure about fathers, sons, and time travel!

WAYNE: I’m very intrigued by the concept in this comic, and being a big AfterShock Comics fan, I’m there!

shangchiSHANG-CHI, MASTER OF KUNG-FU OMNIBUS VOL. 1
Writer: Various
Artist: Various
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $125.00
SOLICITATION: One of the most groundbreaking Marvel Comics of all is collected for the first time! Born to be the world’s most fearsome fighter, Shang-Chi’s life takes a major turn when he discovers the truth about his father, the villainous Fu Manchu! So begins the epic story of the Master of Kung Fu! On a quest to end the reign of his pernicious patriarch, Shang-Chi pits his deadly hands and furious feet against incredible foes like Tiger-Claw, Razor-Fist, the mysterious Midnight – and even the macabre Man-Thing! But will his mastery of martial arts be enough in a throwdown with the Amazing Spider-Man?

MATTHEW: The magic that is Shang-Chi involves a special kind of alchemy: The character only exists because 1974 Marvel held the rights to the TV ‘Kung-Fu’ and Sax Rohmer’s Fu Manchu, but somehow a unique and wonderful character was created, by committee. Steve Englehart, Jim Starlin, Doug Moench, Paul Gulacy and a host of other future superstars make this one worth the hefty Omnibus price-tag. Highly recommended, especially since I never expected they’d get back the reprinting rights!

spiderwomanalphaSPIDER-WOMEN OMEGA #1
Writer: Dennis Hopeless
Artist: Nico Leon
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
SOLICITATION: THE TITANTIC CONCLUSION TO THE SPIDER-EVENT OF 2016! Silk is out of commission and Spider-Woman and Spider-Gwen return to Earth-65 for an impossible final battle. They are out-gunned, out-manned, out-numbered and out-planned. But it’s a fight they have to fight. Don’t miss this conclusion that will shake all three Spider-Women to the core!

ROB: So far this series has been pretty great, seeing more of the Spiders from Gwen’s earth has been solid and the three characters interacting is fun. Looking forward to the conclusion here and seeing how it affects the trio going forward.

supermanrebirthSUPERMAN REBIRTH #1
Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Artist: Doug Mahnke/Jaime Mendoza
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
SOLICITATION: The world needs a Man of Steel, but can Superman protect the world while raising a super-son with his wife, Lois Lane?
IT BEGINS: Now it’s Clark’s turn to be Pa Kent and teach his son what it means to be super, but who is hunting Superman’s son-and why?

JON: After the events of Superman #52 and Rebirth, we technically don’t have a Superman in the DC Universe. Of course we know the pre-Flashpoint Man of Steel will be the one to don the iconic red cape and blue tights, but this issue has a lot of work to do to get us there and I can’t wait to see how everything unfolds.

MATTHEW: Any time a writer has to pick up the banner of “THE REAL ONE IS BACK, YOU GUYS!” it is a difficult balance, and when we’re dealing with THE Superhero, it’s even moreso. With the return of Clark/Lois, I’m definitely willing to see where this one is going…

ShadowDML01-Cov-A-WagnerTHE SHADOW: DEATH OF MARGO LANE #1
Writer: Matt Wagner
Artist: Matt Wagner, Brennan Wagner (colors)
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: For years, Margo Lane has served as The Shadow’s faithful “friend and companion”, the closest and most intimate of all his many agents. But when will that proximity to The Shadow’s dark and violent world take its ultimate toll on her? And what effect will his lover’s loss have on the driven and brooding Master of Darkness? This series presents a powerful and resonant tale in the sort of pulse-pounding pulp style that only Matt Wagner could deliver!

STEPHEN: Father and son teaming to tell a story that had me hooked on the title alone? Okay, I’m in, and Wagner always impresses with his Shadow tales.

Layout 1TMNT BEBOP & ROCKSTEADY DESTROY EVERYTHING #1
Writer: Dustin Weaver, Ben Bates
Artist: Sophie Campbell, Dustin Weaver, Ben Bates, Giannis Milogiannis
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: After their defeat in TMNT #50, the dull-witted Bebop and Rocksteady, everyone’s favorite warthog and rhino mutants, are feeling dejected and without purpose. However, when they stumble across a time-travel scepter, they realize that their craziest, most destructive adventure awaits! Will the universe survive?

ROB: You read that title too right? How could anyone not want to pick this book up after reading that? The TMNT series has been all around fantastic, and a ridiculous idea like this is sure to turn out fun.


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