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.

BETROTHED #1
Writer: Sean Lewis
Artist: Steve Uy
Publisher: Top Cow
Cover Price: 3.99
SOLICITATION: Welcome to the World of Betrothed! Kieron and Tamara are both seniors at the same high school. They’ve never paid much attention to each other, even though they are the only kids at school who are orphans. On the eve of their eighteenth birthdays, they discover a lifelong secret: in a dimension far away, they are each the leader of an army that is at war with one another…and what’s more, when they turn eighteen, they’re to be Betrothed or Fight to the Death!

From writer Sean Lewis (The Few) and artist Steve Uy (Uncanny X-Men, Avengers Initiative, Grumpy Cat) comes a sci-fi series, with a fun mix of Archie and Saga, that HAD to be told at AfterShock!

RODRIGO: This concept is really interesting, I’m curious whether the execution will do it justice.

BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL OMNIBUS VOLUME 5 TPB
Writer: Hiroaki Samura
Artist: Hiroaki Samura
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $21.99
SOLICITATION: Over 700 pages of samurai swordplay and grudge matches! Collecting Hiroaki Samuras fast-paced ”Mirror of the Soul,” ”Last Blood,” and ”Trickster” story arcs! Kidnapped and bound by three Itto-ryu warriors, Rin is unable to warn her bodyguard Manji, the immortal swordsman, that he’s heading into a trap! Collects volumes 13, 14, and 15.

RODRIGO: Blade of the Immortal is classic, cool, nonstop Samurai action, while still pulling off edgy angst. Yes, please.

ETERNITY GIRL #1
Writer: Magdalene Visaggio
Artist: Sonny Liew
Publisher: DC Comics/Young Animal
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Caroline Sharp has been a lot of things, including both a superhero and a super-spy. But now, with those days behind her and her powers proving unreliable, Caroline finds herself stuck in a life weighed down by her depression and an inability to change. You see, Caroline is going to live forever, and there is no escape to be had. The very act of living reminds her that, to the rest of existence, she is an anomaly. All of that could change, however, when her old foe, Madame Atom, comes to her with an intriguing offer. Madame Atom can give Caroline the power to end her life; she just has to destroy the rest of the world.

MATTHEW: Spinning out of the weird-but-enjoyable ‘Milk Wars’, Eternity Girl is another intriguing concept from the Young Animal folks, and I’m looking forward to finding out what this is really all about…

INFIDEL #1
Writer: Pornsak Pichetshote
Artist: Aaron Campbell
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: A haunted house story for the 21st century, INFIDEL follows an American Muslim woman and her multiracial neighbors who move into a building haunted by entities that feed off xenophobia…

MATTHEW: This is the kind of story that you hope will be amazing, you worry will be a trainwreck, but you’re going to have to experience for yourself either way… Fingers crossed for ‘amazing.’

SQUIRREL GIRL #30
Writer: Ryan North
Artist: Erica Henderson
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: It’s the climax (IN SPACE!) of our story as Squirrel Girl (IN SPACE!) faces off against an alien armada (IN SPACE; YES, THIS IS ALSO IN SPACE; THE WHOLE STORY IS IN SPACE!) Not just her life hangs in the balance, but also the lives of Tippy, Nancy, Loki, Drax, the Silver Surfer AND an entire planet full of squirrels, so if you believe that stakes can be raised simply by adding more characters into the mix, GOOD NEWS: YOU ARE IN LUCK! Will Squirrel Girl survive? Will the alien grifters be brought to justice? Will we see more of Horse Thor, The Thor Who Is Actually A Horse And Who May Have Been Invented Solely For This Solicit Text But Maybe Not?

MATTHEW: They had me at “Squirrel Girl in space…”

VAMPIRONICA #1
Writer: Greg Smallwood, Megan Smallwood
Artist: Greg Smallwood
Publisher: Archie Comics
Cover Price: 3.99
SOLICITATION: NEW ONGOING SERIES! When Veronica is bitten by a centuries-old vampire, her thirst for blood threatens to turn Riverdale into a haven for the undead. Will she put an end to the vampire threat or give in to her bloodlust?

RODRIGO: I get that we’re just checking boxes at this stage, but I’m actually kind of interested in what happens here. B. E. Aggressive.


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