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: Steve Orlando, Scott Snyder
Artist: Riley Rossmo
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: The Stag and The Joker have kidnapped the Shadow’s greatest allies and are preparing to enter Shamba-La. It’s Batman and the Shadow’s last stand—if they don’t stop the evil duo from entering Shamba-La, it will mean an eternity of darkness in a world ruled by crime!

STEPHEN: Will Batman and The Shadow be able to stop the Joker and The Stag? Will Shamba-La fall? Can’t wait to see what DC has in store for us this week in the penultimate issue of the series that was too long in the making.

Writer: Andrea Castellan, Kari Korhonen, Jonathan Gray
Artist: Danel Branca, Lorenzo Pastrovicchio
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $5.99
SOLICITATION: Quackaroonie! In “Hot Sauce,” Chef Donald gets a spicy shakedown from Duckburg’s most wanted… Then it’s Mickey Mouse vs. “The Big Fat Flat Blot Plot” in a brand-new chiller by Andrea “Casty” Castellan!

MATTHEW: We really don’t get enough of the classic funny book stuff any more, and Disney’s IDW properties have been really well-done. I’m looking forward to this one…

Writer: Doug Wagner
Artist: Nick Rummel, Charlie Kirchoff
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: After five years in prison, AJ Gurney, a legendary wheelman in Detroit, has decided it’s time to go straight. He returns home to work in his father’s garage and disappear into anonymity.

But during a visit to the bank, AJ is recognized by two violent bank robbers, and they demand AJ be their getaway driver. To ensure his compliance, they take a young female hostage; unfortunately, she happens to be the daughter of a Russian crime lord. AJ now finds himself pursued by a bitter police department and hunted by every asset of the Russian mob. Without a doubt, he’s in a very hard place.

MATTHEW: An amazing cover and a strong hook, leaving me very interested in how this one is going to pain out…

Josie and the Pussycats #9JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS #9
Writers: Marguerite Bennett, Cameron DeOrdio
Artists: Kelsey Shannon, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Publisher: Archie Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: The Pussycats and their various musical allies and friends must unite to save the kidnapped Archies! Don’t miss the stunning finale to “FASTER, PUSSYCATS: DRIFT, DRIFT”!

STEPHEN: The Pussycats are saving The Archies!? Yes, please! There’s no way this issue is gonna stink.


Writer: Keith Giffen, Dan DiDio, Sam Humphries
Artist: Mark Buckingham, Steve Rude
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
SOLICITATION: Big-game hunter and private detective Paul Kirk has marshaled his skills to fight crime as the masked vigilante known as Manhunter. But now crime has reached epidemic proportions that may push him to the limits – and draw the attention of the Golden Age heroes Sandman and Sandy! Plus: a short story featuring Etrigan the Demon by writer Sam Humphries and artist Steve Rude. This issue also includes the stories “The Face Behind the Mask,” from TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #13, “Rocket Lanes of Tomorrow,” from REAL FACT COMICS #1 and “A World of Thinking Machines,” from REAL FACT COMICS #2, all featuring art by Jack

MATTHEW: Celebrating Kirby’s 100th by bringing back some of his old-school creations for new adventures? Yes, please!

Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Trevor McCarthy
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: NIGHTWING: THE NEW ORDER is the story of a future world without “weapons”—where superpowers have been eliminated and outlawed. The man responsible? None other than Dick Grayson, a.k.a. Nightwing, now leader of a government task force called the Crusaders who are charged with hunting the remaining Supers. But when events transpire which turn the Crusaders’ aim toward Grayson’s own family, the former Boy Wonder must turn against the very system he helped create, with help from the very people he’s been hunting for years—the last metahumans of the DC Universe. Don’t miss this bold new vision from the team behind the New York Times bestseller BATMAN: GATES OF GOTHAM!

STEPHEN: A great set up, and a lot of social commentary on what to do with people who are different than the rest. I can’t wait to see how many people make THAT connection, and see how the Internet reacts. While the dystopian future may be played out, this was a really interesting book to read.

Writer: Doug Wagner
Artist: Daniel Hillyard
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: The most twisted love story ever told comes to a close. Can Edwyn and Virginia possibly live happily ever after, or does that only happen in fairytales?

CHRIS: The last issue of this demented and twisted mini-series is here. I’m full of mixed emotions: sadness for its ending, excitement for its ending, and some relief for its ending. I mean, this is a seriously f*(ked up book.

Writer: Nick Spencer
Artist: Leinil Francis Yu
Publisher: Marvel
Cover Price: $3.99
Rated T+

CHRIS: This book is driving to its conclusion and this issue is an exciting one. Spencer still has a fair amount of loose threads to tie up in one issue, which is concerning. Regardless, this event has been pretty fun. Secret: Thor fans will want to pick this one up.

Writer: Jody LeHeup, Sebastian Girner
Artist: Nil Vendrell
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: The mighty Shirtless is in the clutches of Fuzzy Wipes(TM) CEO Jaxson Logger, and it’s up to rogue FBI agent Suzie Silva to bust him out! Don’t miss bear-brawls, golden toilets, and…BETRAYAL in SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER #3!

CHRIS: The title says it all. You must read this. Please, for the love of everything holy. And if you think it’s just the fuzzy bears he fights, you’re wrong. He fought the Chicago Bears last issue. So there.


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