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.

BEASTS OF BURDEN: THE PRESENCE OF OTHERS #1
Writer: Evan Dorkin
Artist: Jill Thompson
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics, LLC
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: A team of paranormal investigators poking around Burden Hill disturb the graveyard where the ”Master” lies, setting off a chain of events that will have serious consequences for the animal defenders of the haunted town.

INGRID: I love Beasts of Burden so much, and I’m truly excited that there’s a new story out. Smart dogs (and cats) who are more than just pets have taken on the role of defender of their town from mystical threats. And weird threats there are in abundance!

BLOSSOMS 666 #3
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Matt Herms
Publisher: Archie Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: The Blossom twins have challenged one another to a competition. The challenge: corrupt Betty Cooper! The winner claims the title of Anti-Christ. But a mysterious figure has entered Riverdale, and he wants in on the competition-and the reward-himself!

MATTHEW: There are a couple of confusing moments here that bother me and I’m still having issues telling a couple of characters apart. All in all, it’s a solid chapter that feels like it has more filler than I want.

 

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #4
Writer: Jordie Bellaire
Artist: Dan Mora
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: This is the issue no BUFFY fan can miss! In the shocking conclusion of the first story arc of the most-anticipated reVAMP of 2019, someone from the Scooby gang must make the ultimate sacrifice. And don’t miss the massive first appearance that will have everyone talking!

STEPHEN: OH MAN, OH MAN! This issue finally brings a certain character’s relationship to the Slayer to a breaking point, and it is so good! You really don’t want to miss this one!

 

CALAMITY KATE #2
Writer: Magdalene Visaggio
Artist: Corin Howell
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: From the Eisner and GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer of the breakout hit Kim & Kim and DC Comics’ Eternity Girl with Gerard Way and artist on IDW’s Ghostbusters and X-Files comes this modern day adventure of heroes and monsters. After the mysterious Javelin starts sniping Kate’s monster kills, Kate can’t seem to get her out of her head. As the one-sided rivalry continues, Kate can’t help but feel that there’s some connection between Javelin and her ex-wife Sandra, which is throwing her whole process into chaos.

RODRIGO: This issue is mostly about Kate’s relationship with Javelin, although we do get some more exposition and a cute scene with some young monster hunters. Art is still good, I’m still on board.

INCURSION #3
Writer: Andy Diggle and Alex Paknadel
Artist: Doug Braithwaite
Publisher: Valiant Entertainment LLC
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: The cosmic and supernatural sides of the Valiant Universe collide on Earth! Oh, my!
Having crossed over into the Deadside, the Eternal Warrior comes face to face with Syntilla, the young girl who poisoned Tama on behalf of her master. Will the Eternal Warrior save his young charge or will the world suffer another catastrophic loss?
Meanwhile, Doctor Mirage and Hwen do their best to keep Tama alive. Will the doctors find the right medicine or will the young Geomancer perish before help arrives?

INGRID: This is a fascinating tale, a mix of supernatural adventure and an allegory about the impending death of our planet. It is tense, complex, and riveting.

Xena Warrior Princess #1XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS #1
writer: Vita Ayala
artist: Olympia Sweetman
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: In a time of ancient gods, warlords and kings…a land in turmoil called out for a hero! She was XENA, a mighty princess forged in the heat of battle! In this all-new series, writer VITA AYALA (Black Panther, Shuri, Wonder Woman, The Wilds) and OLYMPIA SWEETMAN throw Xena and her companion Gabrielle headfirst into a mysterious adventure. Can Xena discover the secrets of a village full of super-strong children, before jealous and petty GODS get involved?

ASHLEY: Such an interesting reboot done in the vein of the recent Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This issue gives me everything the OG Xena show promised, but was not able to deliver on.


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