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.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #791
Writer: Dan Slott
Artist: Stuart Immonen
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICTIATION: SPIDER-MAN & MOCKINGBIRD, flying in the air, K-I-S-S-I-N-G! The romance is blooming, but the Fall of Parker is at hand! Can down on his luck Peter Parker escape this latest conflict with his new relationship in one piece?
STEPHEN: That darn Parker Luck – Peter ends up making out with everyone. I want to see how the relationship between Spider-Man and Mockingbird plays out as Peter tries to figure out the next stage of his life… again.
ASTERIX AND THE CHARIOT RACE HC
Writer: Jean-Yves Ferri
Artist: Didler Conrad
Cover Price: $17.99
SOLICITATION: The characters created by the two comic book geniuses Albert Uderzo and René Goscinny are back! Famous for their extensive travels around the Known World, this time Asterix and Obelix are going to meet the people of the Italian peninsula: the Italics! To Obelix’s delight, the inhabitants of Ancient Italy are not all Romans! Far from it! The Italics want to keep their independence and take a dim view of Julius Caesar and his Legions’ plans for total domination.
STEPHEN: Next week is Thanksgiving, which means it is time for another look at the adventures of Asterix and friends. Instead of looking at a classic tale, this year we’ll examine how the characters fare. Asterix has been part of my life for at least 35 years, and I always look forward to what comes next.
Writer: Tom King
Artist: Joelle Jones
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
SOLICITATION: “Dream of Me” part three! Has the Caped Crusader passed the point of no return? Turns out he’s going to need a little help from his friends, but this help comes with a downside: Batman’s true intentions will be exposed.
STEPHEN: The solicitation for this issue, is nothing like what’s inside – kinda. The is a fantastic tale of exes meeting and totally not getting along. Plus, a very great conversation between Dick and Damian that calls out all of Batman’s flaws.
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Ryan Ottley, Nathan Fairbairn
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: “THE END OF ALL THINGS,” Part 10 “Robot War,” Part One of One HOLY CRAP! EVERY CORNER OF EARTH IS RAVAGED BY THE WAR BETWEEN MARK GRAYSON AND ROBOT! THE FATE OF THE EARTH HANGS IN THE BALANCE! OVERSIZED ISSUE! ALL CAPS!
STEPHEN: The series is just about over! If you aren’t following along, the epic conclusion will not feel as epic. The last ten issues of the series have been so good, it makes me sad it is all coming to an end, while The Walking Dead will go on forever…
RASPUTIN: THE VOICE OF THE DRAGON #1
Writer: Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson
Artist: Christopher Mitten
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Good vs Evil in the early days of WWII!
A conspiracy involving the Third Reich and a dead member of a sinister secret society sets Professor Bruttenholm on his first mission–to find the man who’d soon bring Hellboy to earth.
The mad Russian sorcerer Rasputin had been thought dead since 1916, when a group of noblemen sought to end his influence over the tsar. Now Rasputin works with the most twisted members of Hitler’s inner circle, and he’s about to cross paths with the man who’ll go on to found the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense.
STEPHEN: Rasputin has been elevated to mythic proportions, and his mystic ties to Hellboy’s creation is something that can’t be missed. Definitely the book I’m looking forward to the most.