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.

ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN ’66 #5
Script: Jeff Parker and Michael Moreci
Art: Dan Parent, J. Bone, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Publisher: Archie Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: With the Gotham villains set to take over Riverdale, it’s up to Archie and his pals ‘n’ gals to work together with Batman to save their town! But will they be able to go toe-to-toe against their own parents and teachers?

STEPHEN: I know a lot of people really love Batman ’66 – I’m a casual fan. However, I’ve been enjoying this latest crossover that Archie Comics and DC Comics have been doing, and this week could be the issue that makes us wonder why we don’t all have zombie repellant on our utility belts.

BORDER TOWN #4
Writer: Eric M. Esquivel
Artist: Ramon Villalobos
Publisher: DC Comics (Vertigo)
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Racist high school bully Blake has become that which he hates the most: a figure of Mexican legend! Transformed into a walking, talking Día de los Muertos skeleton, Blake’s possessed by the spirit of Santa Muerte herself, who compels the tortured young man to undertake a most dangerous mission: open the border between worlds—permanently.

INGRID: Border Town is great storytelling that continues to surprise me. I like that they are delving deeper into Blake’s story, that he is an integral part to the overall horror plot that has been steadily developing and growing as the story goes on – but is he even still alive at this point?

RICK & MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS #3
Writer: Patrick Rothfuss, Jim Zub
Artist: Troy Little
Publisher: Oni Press/IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $4.99
SOLICITATION: A dimension where the Dungeons & Dragons paradigms are real. The rules are absolute… or, at least, they were… until Rick and Morty make their mark. Get ready to plead the fifth (edition) in this unlawful, chaotically evil story of family friction and fantasy frolics.

The world’s greatest roleplaying game.
Reality’s most dysfunctional animated series.
What could go wrong?

STEPHEN: This… is surprisingly fantastic! If you are a Dungeons and Dragons fan, and you have a passing interest in Rick and Morty, this is the one-two combo that your mind and spirit needs.

SHAZAM #1
Writer: Geoff Johns
Artist: Dale Eaglesham
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
SOLICITATION: The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Dale Eaglesham reunite to launch the first all-new SHAZAM! monthly title set in the DC Universe in almost 20 years! (What took you guys so long?!)
Teenager turned super-hero Billy Batson struggles to balance school and superheroics! (Guess which one is more fun?) But when Shazam unlocks a shocking secret deep within the Rock of Eternity, it challenges everything he knows about the worlds of magic and his family’s future as its champions! Also, witness the bizarre team-up of Dr. Sivana and Mr. Mind as they set off to build a society all their own! Don’t miss the start of an epic run in the making as “Shazam and the Seven Realms” begins!

STEPHEN: I’m looking forward to something fun and thrilling, not necessarily grimdark, My Parents are Dead type story telling. Shazam looks like it could fulfill my desire, so I’m willing to give it a chance.

SWORD DAUGTHER #4
Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Mack Chater
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics, Inc.
Cover Price: $4.99
SOLICITATION: Brian Wood! Mack Chater! On the run from the Forty Swords, Dag and Elsbeth fall back to the wilds of Northern Europe and shelter with a secretive group of mountain warriors. Elsbeth learns the history of the sword she carries, and we get a glimpse at the woman she’s destined to become. Brian Wood and Mack Chater team up again! A premiere format: 28 story pages.

INGRID: This is a book of few words, but deep story telling. It’s a coming of age tale mixed with a revenge story with fantastic art! And now we’re starting to see a bit of the woman Elsbeth grows up to be. I am truly excited for this one!

ROBOT OVERLORD: What books are you looking forward to reading this week!? 


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