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.

ALL STAR BATMAN #6
Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Jock
Cover Price: $4.99
Publisher: DC Comics
SOLICITATION: “Cold to the Core”! Batman travels to Alaska to confront Mr. Freeze as he attempts to extract the world’s oldest ice core and bring humanity to a new Ice Age! Powerhouse artist Jock joins Scott Snyder to bring you another of the Dark Knight’s rogues like you’ve never seen him before.

STEPHEN: Everyone is talking about this series – EVERYONE! Can’t wait to see how Batman keeps his cool while facing Mr. Freeze this week. I hope there are a lot of icy puns to keep the story light… nah… this is Scott Snyder and Jock, things are going to get gruesome.

JUSTICE LEAGUE/POWER RANGERS #1
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Stephen Byrne
Cover Price: $3.99
Publisher: DC Comics
SOLICITATION: Two of comics greatest teams team up for the very first time! Something terrible has happened in Angel Grove! When the Command Center is breached and the teleporters are damaged, Zack is flung into another universe, where he’s mistaken for a villain by a mysterious masked vigilante. Can the other Power Rangers get to their friend in time to save him from Batman? Co-published with BOOM! Studios.

JACK: I think many of the DC heroes (batman) are about to have their butts handed to them (batbutt). Can’t wait to get my hands on this book. Definitely my top pick of the week.

STEPHEN: Everyone is talking about this series – EVERYONE! I’ve had a look at this series and find it quite fun. The Major Spoilers review is out now, and it is definitely worth the price of admission.

RED SONJA #1 (Vol. 4)
Writer: Amy Chu
Artist: Carlos Gomez
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: A new chapter for the Queen of the Hyrkanian Age. Our favorite warrior has faced the toughest of demons, foes and strange magic, but nothing has prepared this 6 ft. tall barbarian for…the modern world. Emerging from a subway construction site in New York City, confronted by cops and guns, Sonja fights for her survival in a new and hostile world. Is she here by accident or by design? Who brought her here, and why? By the creative team of Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, KISS) and Carlos Gomez (Dresden Files).

JACK: I don’t care what Stephen says, Red Sonja swinging her sword in a chainmail bikini in the middle of downtown New York is something I want to read right now. Amy Chu and Carlos Gomez are going to kill it with this series. If you love Red Sonja, then you really need to grab this book.

REGGIE AND ME #2
Writer: Tom DeFalco
Artists: Sandy Jarrell, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Cover Price: $3.99
Publisher: Archie Comics
SOLICITATION: There are a set of unspoken rules when it comes to dealing with Reggie Mantle. Rules that, when broken, can easily get you on his bad side. Unfortunately for most of the people Reggie encounters, they don’t know these rules. In fact, there’s only one person that does—and it isn’t a person at all, it’s Reggie’s devoted Dachshund, Vader. With half of Riverdale High School having committed the mortal sin of ditching a Mantle house party, Archie and Betty’s attempts at interfering in Reggie’s life, Midge actually pitying Reggie and a friendship request from someone very unexpected, Reggie and Vader are going to have to get a lot smarter about their schemes!

STEPHEN: Reggie is the worst! That said, I found out I liked the first issue a lot more than I thought I would. I’m going to grab this issue just to see if Tom DeFalco keeps up with the great storytelling.

SOUTHERN BASTARDS #16
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Jason Latour
Cover Price: $2.99
Publisher: Image Comics
SOLICITATION: “GUT CHECK,” Part Two Things get bloody as Coach Boss is forced to expand his criminal dealings to keep control of the football season.

JACK: I didn’t know much about this series until Matthew and Stephen reviewed it on a Dueling Review podcast. WOW! I didn’t know hard noir revenge tales set in the deep south were a thing, but I’m glad I have plenty of reading to do in the back issue bin. Issue #16 will be devoured later this afternoon.


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