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: Nick Spencer
Artist: Gerardo Sandoval
Publisher: Marvel
Cover Price: $3.99
• Something horrible happened last issue that’s galvanized all the villains!
• Spidey desperately needs to get out of this horrible situation, but there are lives (innocent and otherwise) at stake and…well…he’s Spider-Man.

STEPHEN: I’ve been sporadic on this series since Spencer too over, but the Hunted arc seems to try and bring back big storylines in a whole new way. It will be interesting to see what happens next, and if we find out Peter Parker has been Kraven the Hunter all this time…

Writer: Jai Nitz
Artist: Tom Reilly
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Chen breaks out of prison on the banana republic planet of Tidesky and joins up with the pirates of the Pixie Ghost. Will they escape the lawmen hunting them down? Then will Chen escape the pirates when they find out his brother is the President of the Galaxy? Then will Chen escape the bounty hunters of the deep? That’s a lot of escaping. He’ll probably die.

STEPHEN: This is all kinds of crazy, and I can’t wait to see what is next in this retro-futuristic space-pirate tale of revolution!

Writer: Tom King
Artist: Amanda Conner
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Batman is making his way to the end of his Knightmares, but his unseen enemy has a few more tricks up his sleeve. It’s time once again to stick a knife into the Caped Crusader’s broken heart, letting the groom-that-could-have-been peer in on the bachelorette (or should that be “Catchelorette”?) party that never was. Artist Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn) rejoins the Bat-family for this month’s special story-because who else you gonna invite to a shindig like this?

STEPHEN: A twisted knife? An unseen enemy? Amanda Conner!? Grab this issue for the art first and the story second – though the story is pretty darn powerful, too.

Writer: John Allison
Artist: Christine Larsen
Publisher: Boom Entertainment, Inc.
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Heather, Jane, and their increasingly improbable team come face to face with the terrible truth of Spectrum—and with the people who are responsible for it all!

INGRID: I have really been enjoying this book. In every issue, something new from the past has been unfolded, and it matters in the present. Almost nothing goes where you first expect it. It’s full of mystery and suspense with a sly sense of humor to top it all off.


Writer: Brian Schirmer
Artist: Claudia Balboni
Publisher: Image Comics, Inc.
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Every fantasy epic ends with a war. But what happens when the war is over? After posing as a man to join the army, Jenner Faulds returns home to The Feld for a new start as a “Fairman”—a specially licensed private investigator. But sexism didn’t end on the battlefield, and as the only “Fairlady,” Jenner gets stuck with the cases nobody else wants. Hitting the streets to solve The Feld’s overlooked mysteries, Jenner finds that the smallest cases hide the biggest secrets. Writer Brian Schirmer, artist Claudia Balboni (Star Trek), and colorist Marissa Louise team up for FAIRLADY—an all-new series with the procedural case-solving of Magnum P.I. and Fables, but set in a vibrant, RAT QUEENS-like high fantasy world. Plus, this—and every—issue contains a complete 30-page story!

INGRID: Oh man! A fantasy world investigator doing actual case-solving, and she’s a strong female character to boot? This is like mashing all my favorite things together, and it sounds so cool!

Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Under threat from a mutated horde, the island is forced the cede control to General Sato-and Hana and Kenichi have a choice to make. Torn between protecting their home or standing against a threat to all of humanity, the two warriors find that their differences may divide them yet again.

STEPHEN: The question isn’t, “Should I buy this book?” The question is, “Why haven’t you bought this book already?”

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