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.

BATGIRL #26
Writer: Mairghread Scott
Artist: Paul Peiletier
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
“Art of the Crime” part one. During a high-speed chase with murderous art thief Grotesque, the villain K.O.’s Batgirl with a souped-up stun gun that temporarily fries the device implanted in her spine. (That thing that helps her, you know, walk and be Batgirl?) Babs finds herself in for a whole new world of hurt now that old wounds have been opened up—and so does Grotesque.

STACY: We got a glimpse of Mairghread Scott’s writing on Batgirl in the double sized Batgirl #25, and here we get a taste of her full style, and it’s good. It looks to be the start of a great storyline and her writing of Barbara Gordon and Batgirl is excellent. This is a must buy, great for new and old readers.

BONE PARISH #2
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
As a drug made from the ashes of the dead continues to spread across New Orleans, the Winters family is forced to defend their turf from the encroaching drug cartels. But some mysterious deaths could threaten everyone in New Orleans…

RODRIGO: Who doesn’t like Cullen Bunn? And GHOST DRUGS!? Seriously though, I need to track down issue 1 and get into this.

CATWOMAN TWEETY & SYLVESTER
Writer: Gail Simone
Artist: Inaki Miranda
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
In his relentless pursuit of Tweety, Sylvester suddenly finds himself with a new, human ally—Catwoman. Tweety then realizes that he’s going to need some help too, and recruits a super-hero of his own. It isn’t long before the scale of the conflict begins to get out of control and suddenly there’s a full-scale war between cats and birds that threatens to take over all of Gotham.

INGRID: I’ve been enjoying many of the crossovers DC has been doing, and this one has a lot of points in its favor. It’s written by Gail Simone. It obviously has the title characters. It has Black Canary. And I’m starting to sense a theme here.

DUCKTALES CLASSICS TPB
Writer: Joe Caramagna and Joey Cavaleri
Artist: Paolo Campionoti
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: 19.99
A whole new way to enjoy classic DuckTales! Legendary comic book talents are back with a Money Bin-full of classic 1980s and 1990s DuckTales comics! From dodging “The Billion-Bean Stampede” to lifting “The Curse of Flabbergé,” from “Sky-High Hijinks” with the Beagle Boys to Magica De Spell’s hunt for “The Bedevilled Dime,” the adventures never stop for Scrooge McDuck, Launchpad McQuack, and the gang!

RODRIGO: It’s a good year for DuckTales, so it makes sense to put this out now. I’m looking forward to checking these out, I don’t think I’ve seen a DuckTales comic since the 90s.

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: EVIL AT BALDUR’S GATE #5
Writer: Jim Zub
Artist: Francesco Mortarino
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
Boo has traveled far and wide as companion to Minsc the Beloved Ranger, but there comes a time in every hamster’s life when they must stand alone and face the darkness. If you read only one comic about a miniature giant space hamster this year, make sure it’s this one!

INGRID: This issue the spotlight is on (believe it or not) Boo. Yes, Minsc’s buddy the hamster. It’s an entertaining standalone issue (written by Jim Zub) that you can appreciate even if Baldur’s Gate is not your big thing.

HERCULES: ADVENTURES OF THE MAN-GOD ARCHIVE HC
Writer: Joe Gill, Dennis O’Neil
Artist: Sam Glanzman
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $49.99
All thirteen issues of Hercules: Adventures of the Man-God collected for the first time! Sam Glanzman, Joe Gill, and Dennis O’Neil (as Sergius O’Shaughnessy) brought this thrilling adventure to life in the late 1960s and now you can experience it in its entirety! This timeless run of one of the most iconic heroes in comics returns in valiant fashion, collected in a beautiful archival format and showcased exactly as they appeared in their original state.

STACY: First, you get reprints of the wonderful Charlton comics, all thirteen of them. Second, you get the talent of Joe Gill and Dennis O’Neil. It makes for a no-brainer, in my opinion.

THE JOKER/ DAFFY DUCK SPECIAL #1
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Artist: Norm Rapmund, Brett Booth
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: 4.99
When Daffy Duck pays a call to the Acme corporate headquarters in Gotham City, he finds the company long gone and their abandoned building now occupied by The Joker. With a hit in progress, Daffy tries to sneak away, only to find himself in the clutches of the Clown Prince of Crime. But Joker decides that there’s some potential in this manic bird and forces Daffy to join his gang. Will he find a way to escape…or will he become The Joker’s new right-hand duck?

RODRIGO: I’m the sort of guy who scrunches his face at most multi-company crossovers, but the Looney Tunes/DC stuff is so ridiculous it’s hard to even be mad.

ROBOT OVERLORD: Today is the day! Today you get to discover that one comic that you love! Enjoy your quest!

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