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 #800
Writer: Dan Slott
Artists: Nick Bradshaw, Stuart Immonen, Humberto Ramos, Marcos Martin
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $9.99
SOLICITATION: THE MONUMENTAL ANNIVERSARY ISSUE IS HERE TO CONCLUDE “GO DOWN SWINGING!” Dan Slott and Stuart Immomen are joined by many of the artists who made the last 10 years of Spider-Man so Amazing! The biggest Peter Parker/Norman Osborn story of all time unfolds over one oversized story, a scope unmatched in comics! Who lives?! Who dies?! And what scars will Spider-Man bear from here on out?!

STEPHEN: $9.99!? This better be the best Spider-Man book Dan Slott has ever written. Still, as he closes out his run it is very hard to not buy this book.

BLACKWOOD #1
Writer: Evan Dorkin
Artist: Veronica Fish
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 30, 2018
SOLICITATION: When four teenagers with haunted pasts enroll in Blackwood College–a school that trains students in the occult–their desire to enhance their supernatural abilities and bond with others is hampered by an undead dean’s curse, ghosts in their dorm, a mischievous two-headed mummy-chimp, a plague of mutant insects, and the discovery of an ancient evil that forces our heroes to undergo a crash course in the occult for the sake of the world.

RODRIGO: If someone had asked me what my dream writer/artist combo would be I would not have said Dorkin/Fish. But now that I’m looking at this I realize I would have been a fool.

STACY: Evan Dorkin is one of those writers you really like, but you don’t see enough of. Combining him with the Veronica Fish’s art makes this a must for me.

STEPHEN: I really enjoyed the heck out of this book when I reviewed it on the Major Spoilers Podcast earlier this month. It is very Harry Potter meets THe Magicians, but who doesn’t like magical kids learning how to use their powers against unknown evil entities.

FLASH/SPEED BUGGY SPECIAL #1
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Artist: Brett Booth/Norm Rapmund
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
SOLICITATION: When Wally West tries to take down Kilg%re, he’s stunned to find he has an unknown ally who can move just as fast as he can. Dr. Pernell, a brilliant S.T.A.R. Labs scientist, has found a way to power his buggy using the Speed Force. When The Flash agrees to help test the limits of the vehicle in a race, something sends them spiraling out of the Speed Force and into the unknown. They land in a post-apocalyptic future, but Dr. Pernell is gone, leaving only the buggy, which is now sentient. Together with his new anthropomorphic ally, The Flash must find a way to repair the time stream and stop the triple threat of Savitar, Speed Demon Buggy and… Reverse Speed Buggy!

MATTHEW: DC has fully embraced the stable of WB properties, and ludicrous or not, this one is a natural. Bonus points for using Wally West, the more interesting Flash.

MAN OF STEEL #1
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Joe Prado
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: A new era begins for Superman as a threat from his earliest origins reemerges to destroy the Last Son of Krypton. As Superman struggles to come to grips with what has happened to his wife and son, he must also face a new threat that’s determined to burn down Metropolis!

MATTHEW: I am really leery of what’s going to happen to the Super-family, but I’m tentatively excited for this new take on Superman. Fingers crossed it’s not a trainwreck.

STEPHEN: It’s a new era for Superman, Bendis and DC Comics! Widll this go the way of John Byrne’s Superman, or will it blow up like New 52 Superman (spoilers). I’m hoping for a win for everyone.

SHEENA #9
Writer: Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo
Artist: Maria Sanapo
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: 3.99
SOLICITATION: The stakes have never been higher for Sheena! Surrounded by enemies and monsters with no escape in sight, she must use all her cunning to protect her friends, but Sheena is unaware of the even greater threat now looming, about to strike!

RODRIGO: Time to catch up with the bravest, swingingest, half-nakedest jungle queen around! I’ve enjoyed the last few issues and I look forward to this one.

TENTACLE KITTY COLORING BOOK TPB
Writer: N/A
Artist: John Merritt, Amy King, Yishan Li, Brittney Williams, Aubrey Aiese, Rootis Tabootus
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $14.99
SOLICITATION: Tentacle Kitty, or ”Pink One” as she was called in her tribe, is a kitty from another dimension, that happens to have tentacles. After a series of unfortunate event, she is trapped on Earth trying to find a way home. Armed with ten tentacles, an adventurous spirit, and new friends, what could go wrong?
Explore Tentacle Kitty’s new life on Earth with this awesome coloring book, including forty-five original, colorable, black and white illustrations of Tentacle Kitty and her unforgettable friends!

RODRIGO: I’m going to be spending some time around a bunch of kids in the next few days so I gotta bring stuff to keep them occupied. Ah who am I kidding? this one’s for me…

X-MEN RED ANNUAL #1
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Pascal Alixe
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
SOLICITATION: After Resurrection. Before Red. Jean Grey was reborn in a world that had changed. Her friends and family had lived lives. Some had lost lives. This is Jean’s story of catching up losses and triumphs. Reconnecting with old colleagues, grieving for those lots, and meeting family members she didn’t know existed.

MATTHEW: I’m really enjoying Taylor’s take on Jean Grey and her X-team, so this one is a no-brainer for me.


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