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 #17
Writer: Nick Spencer
Artist: Humberto Ramos
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
SOLICITATION: “HUNTED” PART 1
We’ve been teasing a huge Kraven story since ASM #1 – and “HUNTED” is here to deliver it! Sergei Kravinoff and his minions have been kidnapping animal-themed characters for months, but they need one more to complete the collection – the Spider. But what does Kraven even want with all of them?! Find out in “HUNTED”!

STEPHEN: Those coming to the world of comic books after seeing Into the Spider-Verse might want to check out this week’s Amazing Spider-Man. Not only is it the start of a new arc, but it features the return of Kraven the Hunter, meaning this story could be a new classic.

THE ART OF ANTHEM HARDCOVER
Writer: Derek Watts, Jonathan Warner, Steve Kilt, Ken Fairclough, Alex Figini, Alex Negrea, Rael Lyra, Hernan Melzi
Artist: Various
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $39.99
SOLICITATION: Hundreds of pieces of art with commentary detailing the creation of BioWare’s groundbreaking epic in an expertly designed hardcover volume!

From the studio behind the hit franchises Dragon Age and Mass Effect comes the thrilling world of Anthem. Dark Horse Books and BioWare are proud to present The Art of Anthem, showcasing the grandeur and beauty of this dangerous new world.

Filled with behind-the-scenes looks at four years of game production, original concept art, and exclusive commentary from developers, The Art of Anthem is a fantastic addition to any gamer fan’s bookshelf!

RODRIGO: Are you looooving Anthem? Are you haaaaating it? Either way I think we can agree that the art design in the game is pretty polished.

ASSASSIN NATION #1
Writer: Kyle Starks
Artist: Erica Henderson
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Hot off her breakout success at Marvel, two-time Eisner award winner ERICA HENDERSON (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Jughead) teams up with KYLE STARKS (writer of sales beast Rick and Morty) for a hilarious twist on the hitman trope that will have readers laughing in the aisles over ASSASSIN NATION. The World’s Former Greatest Hitman hires the 20 best assassins in the world to be his bodyguards. These mean-as-hell hired guns and murderers must work together to keep the new crime boss safe while attempting to solve the mystery of who’s trying to off him. With the same laugh-until-you-cry spirit of action-comedies like Hot Fuzz, Tropic Thunder, and Deadpool, ASSASSIN NATION is the bombastic, side-splitting murder-fest you’ve been waiting for.

RODRIGO: I’m in just for the cover.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #3BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #3
Writer: Jordie Bellaire
Artist: Dan Mora
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Buffy and the Scooby Gang (the name was Xander’s idea, he’s workshopping it, it probably won’t stick) delve deeper into the heart of Sunnydale’s underbelly—and make a shocking discovery about the true nature of the Hellmouth. Meanwhile, Drusilla – AKA THE MISTRESS – sets her sights on Cordelia, as Cordy and Spike find accidental common ground.

STEPHEN: If you think you know Buffy the Vampire Slayer, guess again. This reboot turns everything on its head, and brings it ot the modern age… and I really love this series.

BY NIGHT #9
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Christine Larsen
Publisher: Boom Entertainment, Inc.
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: It’s time to uncover the truth of what really happened to old Chet Charles, how the Eidolon was created …and what it has to do with Jane’s parents.

INGRID: This is a truly engaging story that’s part fantasy, part science fiction, and part solidly grounded in the real world. Finally we find out a little more about a couple big mysteries – why did Chet Charles disappear, and what does the Eidolon have to do with any of this? I, for one, can’t wait to find out!

 

 

THE LONG CON #7
Writer: Ben Coleman and Dylan Meconis
Artist: E. A. Denich
Publisher: Oni Press
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: BATTLEFOXES, HO! It’s axes versus blasters when Victor and Dez’s sci-fi captors run afoul of an ambush set by a deadly squad of high-fantasy warrior women. Who are these mysterious figures in (surprisingly supportive) chainmail bikinis? Does their fledgling resistance movement stand a chance against the might of the Skylarks? And will Victor and Dez survive to tell the tale?

INGRID: The Con that has run amok and simply not ended, in the center of the apocalypse, never fails to entertain. If you know any sort of fan convention, parts of this book will feel frighteningly familiar. Every issue something else we know gets delightfully twisted – and the underlying mystery keeps getting bigger.

STEVEN UNIVERSE FUSION FRENZY #1
Writer: Various
Artist: Various
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Cover Price: $7.99
SOLICITATION: It’s time for the fusions to shine in this 40-page special! The fan favorite Steven Universe fusions get the spotlight as Stevonnie, Garnet, Smoky Quartz, Opal, and Sugilite take Beach City on in five fantastic tales

RODRIGO: A very interesting concept, a book centering specifically on fusion stories. I’m curious to see what they add to the universe.

 

 

WONDER TWINS #2
Writer: Mark Russell
Artist: Stephen Byrne
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: After being exiled from their homeworld, alien, shape-shifting brother/sister duo Jayna and Zan take on the traditional Earth custom of a high school field trip…to a local LexCorp prison? If they’re being honest, their after-school assignment from the Justice League is what they’re really looking forward to: taking on vampiric menace Drunkula, a villain from the League of Annoyance! And what’s this guy the Scrambler up to, anyway? Plus: Gleek debuts!

STEPHEN: Ah high school. I don’t miss it.


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