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: Joelle Jones
Artist: Joelle Jones
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Gotham’s a toxic litter box for Selina Kyle of late, so she hits the road looking to clear the air, change her look and clear her name, too-there’s a copycat burglar swiping her M.O. who needs sorting out. In her hometown, Catwoman runs afoul of a crime boss who’s also hunting this impostor. Can the two declare a truce to hunt a mutual enemy, or will Selina end up just more roadkill?

MATTHEW: The first issue of this was remarkable and I really enjoy the art. I really want Selina Kyle can get established as something other than Batman’s ex-girlfriend and, based on what I’ve seen, this series could be just the ticket.

Writer: Dan Slott
Artist: Skottie Young, Simone Bianchi, Sara Pichelli
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Since the end of SECRET WARS, there’s been a gap in the Marvel Universe. A void no other team can fill. And it’s time for the world to move on. But can it? A life-changing decision by the Thing! A momentous declaration by the Human Torch! A clarion call-to-arms that summons Doctor Doom! And a signal in the sky that heralds the return of hope to the Marvel Universe! All this, and Alicia Masters adopts kittens! So cute! Plus, the Impossible Man!

MATTHEW: The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine returns! Here’s hoping we’re about to enter a new era of Fantastic Four greatness…

STEPHEN: I’ve never been a huge Fantastic Four fan, but I do like Dan Slott’s writting, and if he is on board for another long run like he did for Spider-Man, this could be quite the ride.

Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Christian Duce Fernandez
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: On your mark, get set and go for part one of “Grips of Strength”! Barry Allen races to the House of Heroes at the center of the Multiverse to meet with the Flashes of 52 worlds for info on the new forces he’s recently encountered. Meanwhile, back in Central City, Trickster’s turning informant against Warden Wolfe, but that brings about a sneak attack that Barry and the time-lost Commander Cold must team up to stop—if they can quit butting heads long enough to do so.

STEPHEN: Flashes of 52 Worlds!? I’m in! Nope, I don’t care what else the solicitation says – there are 52 Flashes in this freakin’ issue!

Writer/Artist: Juan Ortiz
Publisher: Titan Books
Cover Price: $39.99
SOLICITATION: Juan Ortiz turns his unique eye for poster design to the classic sci-fi series Lost In Space. Each episode is lovingly reimagined as a visually striking poster, creating a one of a kind collection to accompany one of the most influential and celebrated sci-fi series of all time. Each poster has a different aesthetic, taking inspiration from 60s movie posters, comic books, pulp novel covers and blacklight posters.

STACY: Juan Ortiz came to light several years back after he achieved twenty-five-year over-night success with his posters depicting the all of the episodes of Star Trek The Original Series. Now he’s back, bringing his wide variety of styles to the Lost In Space series. He’s worked for Disney and Warner Brothers for over twenty-five years, but the work he does on these posters should be taught in design school as how to do it right. Love his images and I’m looking forward to seeing the presentation Titan Books has planned or them in this collection.

Writers: Various
Artists: Various
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $19.99
SOLICITATION: Collects Marvel Feature (1971) #11-12, Marvel Two-In-One (1974) #1-19 and Marvel Team-Up (1972) #47.

Watch out, Yancy Street! Benjamin Grimm, A.K.A. the Fantastic Four’s ever-lovin’ blue-eyed Thing, is stomping his way into his own series — guest-starring the greatest heroes in the Marvel Universe! In this inaugural MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE Epic Collection, the Thing battles the Incredible Hulk, the minions of Thanos and the giant monster Braggadoom — and even brings the Guardians of the Galaxy back into the firmament of Marvel stars! He also joins forces with icons like Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Daredevil and Luke Cage to battle all manner of fearsome foes! And to top it all off, the Thing travels to the pages of MARVEL TEAM-UP to join the amazing Spider-Man in a MTIO/MTU crossover classic!

STACY: I love the Bronze age and this trade paperback collects some of the greatest stories from that era in one place. Marvel Two-In-One was a favorite of mine and seeing these stories by Steve Gerber, Bill Mantlo, Len Wein, Chris Claremont, Jim Starlin, Sal Buscema and so many more all in one place is a special treat. Marvel’s Epic Collections bring these title to you in a high-quality format, and you bet I’m excited for it!

Writer: Sean Kelley McKeever
Artist: Alexandre Tefenkgi, Jean-Francois Beaulieu
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: As the Outpost struggles to rebound in the aftermath of a disastrous storm, Alea comes face to face with a loss she never expected… and refuses to accept.

INGRID: This is a drama and coming-of-age story set in a remote outpost on an icy planet. It reminds us that sometimes the biggest conflicts are hidden within us. This is a really gripping story, and a pleasant change in pace from the huge drama of something like superhero tales.

Writer: Scott Chitwood
Artist: Danny Luckert
Publisher: Red 5 Comics
Cover Price: $3.95
SOLICITATION: When a mysterious asteroid nears Earth, the unexpected happens – a powerful gravitational force from the object causes the sea to roll back hundreds of miles in an unprecedented low tide. As the receding water rushes out, Hannah and other passengers from a doomed cruise ship find themselves stranded in an alien landscape once hidden under the waves.

MATTHEW: Sure, I’ll bite, that robot was cute. Wait, what? It’s not the short-lived 80s buddy cop show? Well, it still sounds interesting…

Writers: Dan Watters, Kat Howard, Nalo Hopkinson, Simon Spurrier
Artists: Sebastian Fiumara, Max Fiumara, Tom Fowler, Domonike Stanton, Bilquis Evely
Publisher: Vertigo
Cover Price: $4.99
SOLICITATION: From the mind of New York Times #1 bestselling author Neil Gaiman comes a new world filled with dreams, nightmares and wonderful characters living together in a shared universe for a new story unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.

A rift between worlds has opened, revealing a space beyond the Dreaming. Meanwhile, a book from Lucien’s library is discovered by a group of children in the waking world where it should not exist. Lucien calls for Matthew the Raven to seek out their master, Daniel, Lord of Dreams.

As Matthew flies across the Waking World and others, he finds a young boy named Timothy Hunter who, in his dreams, has become the world’s most powerful magician—but in his nightmares he is the world’s greatest villain. A new House has appeared in the realm of the Dreaming: the House of Whispers, with its proprietor, a fortune-teller called Erzulie. And elsewhere, Lucifer has fallen again, only this time he might be trapped in a Hell of his own design.

Spiraling out of this special issue will be four all-new series set in the Sandman Universe. It all starts here!

STACY: Sandman creator Neil Gaiman has hand-picked the writers who will be entering his Sandman Universe series of titles, and this is your first chance to check them out. It’s a wonderful book which calls back to the style and feel of the original series with four new stories that lead into full series later in the year from DC Vertigo.

Writer: Marc Andreyko
Artist: Kevin Maguire
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Mourning the loss of the Kryptonians wiped out by Rogol Zaar, Supergirl decides to play detective and sets off into deep space to learn more about the would-be usurper. Using whatever tech she can scrounge, Supergirl builds a star cruiser, and after intel from Green Lantern, she blasts off into the cosmos with Rogol Zaar’s deadly axe to solve the mystery—along with a traveling companion you won’t believe!

STACY: A wonderfully written book with excellent art, it’s a great starting point for new readers as “The Killers of Krypton” storyline starts here. Fan favorite Kevin McGuire handles the art duties, covers by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson, and a great script by Marc Andreyko, it an entertaining book doing everything right.

Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Mack Chater
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
SOLICITATION: For ten years Dag slept, hiding from the horror that ripped his family apart. At the rocky outpost of Raven’s Fate, he comes face to face with the first of the Forty Swords, and the extent of his failure as a father.

INGRID: Elsbeth and her father continue their journey, and we get to know him more. But we also get to see Elsbeth as she has grown up and how much of her father is in her. This is a beautifully drawn tale of adventure in a harsh world.



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