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.

Atomic Robo and the Spectre of Tomorrow #3ATOMIC ROBO AND THE SPECTRE OF TOMORROW #3
Writer: Brian Clevinger
Artist: Scott Wegener
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: So there’s a secret army of cyborg doppelgangers out there and that’s not even the wildest part of this story! Old enemies, new faces, and a little Grand Theft Super Science with a side order of existential dread. Strap yourselves in, we’re gettin’ weird.

STEPHEN: Things get really weird in this series, but that is probably why I like it so much. Is this issue a warning against the dangers of A.I., or is it simply robots fighting robots on a remote island? Why not both?

BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL #1
Writer: Tony Patrick, Scott Snyder
Artist: Cully Hamner
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Batman may own the night, but with new villains emerging during the day, he needs an ally to defend the city when he can’t. Only one teen is up to the challenge; Duke Thomas. After months of training, he’s ready to step out of the shadow of the Bat to become his own kind of hero. Meet Gotham City’s newest protector: the Signal! Spinning out of adventures in ALL-STAR BATMAN and WE ARE ROBIN, comics superstar Scott Snyder and newcomer Tony Patrick take our young hero to new heights in this exciting miniseries with artwork by Cully Hamner.

STEPHEN: Duke finally has a code name, but will Daytime Batman really go over with readers and Gothamites? I’m betting on The Signal this week, and knowing Snyder can weave a great story, I’m sure he and Tony Patrick are going to deliver a treat.

EXIT STAGE LEFT: THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES #1
Writer: Mark Russell
Artist: Mike Feehan
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: 3.99
SOLICITATION:
It’s 1953. While the United States is locked in a nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union, the gay Southern playwright known as Snagglepuss is the toast of Broadway. But success has made him a target. As he plans for his next hit play, Snagglepuss becomes the focus of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. And when powerful forces align to purge show business of its most subversive voices, no one is safe!

RODRIGO: Never did I think that I would anticipate a Snagglepuss comic with such excitement. Actually, you can end that last sentence before “With”.

GIANTS #2
Writer: Carlos Valderrama
Artist: Miguel Valderrama
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION:
Zedo and Gogi, two young men who have depended on one another for survival in the hellish, monster-infested future, find themselves separated. Zedo is forced to prove himself as part of a ruthless gang, while Gogi finds himself in the frozen White World ruled by the giant monster Sheik!

RODRIGO: Got a chance to read this early and wow! This has already become one of my favorites. Great art, interesting storyline. Reminiscent of Gurren Lagann and Twelve Monkeys in the best kind of way.

MINKY WOODCOCK GIRL WHO HANDCUFFED HOUDINI #2
Writer / Artist: Cynthia von Buhler
Publisher: Titan Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: The fabulous, rabbit-loving Minky Woodcock straps on her gumshoes in order to uncover a magical mystery involving the world-famous escape artist, Harry Houdini. Created by acclaimed artist, author, director and playwright Cynthia von Buhler (Speakeasy Dollhouse, Evelyn Evelyn, Emily and the Strangers)!

STEPHEN: I was really surprised at how good the first issue of this series was, that Minky Woodcock landed on my pull list immediately after reading. This is part of Titan Comics Hard Case Crime imprint, so it isn’t for everyone, but for those willing to take a trip into the world of magic, investigators, and the death of Houdini, then pick up this issue.

ROGUE & GAMBIT #1
Writer: Kelly Thompson
Art by:Pere Perez
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION:
Everybody’s favorite X-couple is reunited! And boy, are they not happy about that… Kitty Pryde must send Rogue and Gambit on an undercover mission to find a group of kidnapped mutants. What they discover on this mission will shock them. But will it also bring them closer together…? It’s a high-stakes adventure caper that only the two hottest X-Men can deliver!

RODRIGO: Everyone’s OTP from the tubular 90’s is back! I haven’t read anything with these two characters since forever, so I’m looking forward to this.

The Shadow / Batman #4THE SHADOW / BATMAN #4
Writer: Steve Orlando
Artist: Giovanni Timpano
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: The veins of the Silent Seven have borne their way into the very heart of modern society. Their every move can be hidden, and there is no move that can be made in secret from them. And that includes Batman and the Shadow. When one of the Seven invades Wayne Manor, a horrifying revelation casts Batman’s entire mission in doubt. The only one that can save him? The Shadow. But can the Master of Men liberate both Wayne Manor and the Dark Knight’s mind without losing his own?

STEPHEN: Batman? The Shadow? Dynamite Entertainment? Yeah, this is a no-brainer – pick this issue up today.

X-MEN GRAND DESIGN #2
Writer/Artist: Ed Piskor
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $5.99
SOLICITATION: Revisit all of X-Men history with Eisner-winning writer/artist Ed Piskor!!! Relive the biggest moments in X-Men history: The flight of the Sentinels! The discovery of the Savage Land!! The death of Charles Xavier!!! For the X-Fan inside everyone!

STEPHEN: The first issue was so good, I can’t wait to see how Ed Piskor wraps up the first volume of the X-Men history. If you ever were confused about what was going on with the X-Men, Piskor distills everything into an easy to manage, easy to understand look at everyone’s favorite mutants.


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