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: Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Mark Waid
Artist: Aaron Kim Jacinto, Mike Perkin
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Who is Voyager? Valerie Vector, the forgotten founding Avenger, tells all! And a fan-favorite Avenger returns to the fold as the stakes in the battle for Earth become clear!

MATTHEW: There’s something very wrong regarding Voyager, you guys, and I’m hoping this issue starts to turn her cards. She’s more than she seems, I swear it! *writes long manifesto*


Writer: Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson
Artist: Paolo Rivera, Joe Rivera
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Hellboy investigates a rash of spontaneous human combustions in a Florida town unlike any supernatural phenomena he’s seen before–and the fire has an appetite for Bureau agents.

STEPHEN: HELLBOY! Gotta get my hands on all the Hellboy ahead of the return of Hellboy. HELLBOY! (seriously… buy this book.)



Writer: Tyler Jenkins
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Publisher: Boom Studios
Cover Price: 3.99
SOLICITATION: Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings) brings life to the Menehune, the fairies of Hawaiian folklore.

RODRIGO: I loved the Storyteller series back when it was on TV. I’m glad to see the legacy is still going.



Writer: Emma Beeby
Artist: Ariela Kristantina
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: 3.99
SOLICITATION: Dancer. Courtesan. Spy. Executed by a French firing squad in 1917.

100 years on from her death, questions are still raised about her conviction.

Now, the lesser-known, often tragic story of the woman who claimed she was born a princess, and died a figure of public hatred with no one to claim her body, is told by breakout talent writer Emma Beeby (Judge Dredd), artist Ariela Kristantina, and colorist Pat Masioni drawing on biographies and released MI5 files.

In this first part of a five-issue miniseries, we meet Mata Hari in prison at the end of her life as she writes her memoir–part romantic tale of a Javanese princess who performed ”sacred” nude dances for Europe’s elite, and part real-life saga of a disgraced wife and mother, who had everything she loved taken from her.

But, as she sits trial for treason and espionage, we hear another tale: one of a flamboyant Dutch woman who became ”the most dangerous spy France has ever captured”–a double agent who whored herself for secrets, lived a life of scandal, and loved only money.

Leading us to ask . . . who was the real Mata Hari?

RODRIGO: Mata Hari is an interesting historical figure, largely because she has been interpreted and politicized in so many different ways. It’ll be interesting to see where this interpretation falls.

Writer: Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco
Artist: Ario Murti
Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment Inc.
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: A new team is introduced to the Grimm Universe! A group of super-powered beings calling themselves the Musketeers has emerged in Philadelphia. Using their powers to help those in trouble – as well as giving themselves a lifestyle befitting champions – the line between hero and villain is easily blurred. While the team sees their actions as justified, the city’s police force has their own ideas… ones that will see the Musketeers locked away

RODRIGO: When I saw “Musketeers” in the previews list I did not expect a superhero book. We’ll see how this goes.

STEPHEN: Yeah, I’m interested in reading this book. Could be a lot of fun – especially if Zenescope turns the familiar tale on its ear as they have with Grimm Fairy Tales and the like.

Writer: Matt Fraction
Artist: Chip Zdarsky
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: “FIVE-FINGERED DISCOUNT,” Part Two: Ghosts! Ghoooooooosts! Okay, not literally. But still. Suzie and Jon find themselves haunted by their pasts, in different ways, for different reasons. Also: Ana, too. And Doc. And Kegel. DANG!

MATTHEW: The best comic about people who can stop time when they orgasm is back with a new arc, and if you’re not excited, I suspect you haven’t been reading it.

Writer: Jeff Parker
Artist: Steve Rude
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Birdman has faced countless threats in his career as one the Earth’s greatest heroes: giant monsters, alien invasions, secret societies and power-mad super-villains, but nothing he’s faced can prepare him for his most daunting challenge: fatherhood! Birdman’s battle against his old rival Mentok takes a dire turn when Birdman must use every ounce of his power to save the life of a son he never knew he had!’

MATTHEW: Okay, seriously: If Steve Rude drawing Birdman doesn’t interest you, we might not be able to be friends… I just want this book to keep going forever, so if we all buy it that’d be greeeeat!


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