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 1955 #1 ReviewARCHIE 1955 #1 (of 5)
Writer: Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn
Artist: Tom Grummett
Publisher: Archie Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION:
BRAND NEW SERIES from the writing team that brought you ARCHIE: 1941! Can a rocking teenager from a small, sleepy town find fame and fortune through this new phenomenon called “rock and roll”? When Archie Andrews proves to a local DJ that he’s got the makings of a hip-shaking stardom, he begins an ascent to fame that will carry with it both triumph and tragedy.

STACY: Waid and Augustyn were brilliant with Archie 1941, and it looks like we are going to be in for more of their signature drama. I’ve reviewed this one, so go check it out.

BLACK PANTHER AND THE AGENTS OF WAKANDA #1
Writer: Jim Zub
Artist: Lan Medina
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION
WAKANDA WORLDWIDE!
ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES!
From the pages of Jason Aaron’s AVENGERS! Vampires. Aliens. Angry fish kings. Black Panther’s hand-picked Agents of Wakanda can handle it all. And who better to lead them than the king of the world’s most technologically evolved country? Wakanda is making waves on the world’s map – and not everyone’s a fan. With General Okoye’s help, T’Challa will take Gorilla-Man, Ka-Zar and Wasp on a global fight for survival – to handle threats S.H.I.E.L.D. could only dream of!
Rated T

STACY: This one looks like it will be something different. The idea of Wakanda becoming a player on the world stage, and the repercussions their actions could have, will make for an interesting read. And come on, GORILLA-MAN!

FLASH FORWARD #1
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Artist: Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
His name is Wally West-and he was the Fastest Man Alive. That is, until the Multiverse was rewritten without him or his family in it. Wally returned and tried to make it work, but the damage was done. Spinning out of the events of HEROES IN CRISIS, follow the man who called himself Flash on an adventure to find redemption in a cosmos that has fought so hard to destroy him.

STEPHEN: I know what you are thinking, “How are they gonna backtrack everything they screwed up with the greatest speedster in DC history?” Well, we are about to find out this week as Scott Lobdell, Brett Booth, and Norm Rapmund give us ANOTHER Wally West story.

Marvel Action Captain Marvel #2 ReviewMARVEL ACTION: CAPTAIN MARVEL #2 (of 3)
Writer: Sam Maggs
Artist: Sweeney Boo
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION
Go higher, further, and faster with Captain Marvel in this brand-new, all-ages adventure! Carol finds herself alone on the Flerken homeworld, surrounded by terrifying cats suddenly bent on galactic domination! Why the sudden megalomaniac turn? Well, the Kree Supreme Intelligence might have something to do with it… Carol’s uncovered the Kree’s most sinister plot yet in this latest addition to the mighty Marvel Action banner!

STACY: The first issue of this was more fun than a room full of kittens on catnip and this issue is just as fun. Great title everyone should pick up.

ONCE & FUTURE #2
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Dan Mora
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: The McGuire family has held back supernatural threats for generations, but this time they messed up. As an ancient evil arises from the grave, Bridgette and Duncan find themselves up against forces bigger than they could have expected, and faces new and old are about to complicate things further.

INGRID: Prophecy states that one day, King Arthur will rise again. What if that isn’t actually a good thing? And what if the main protector, the person who knows what’s really going on, is an elderly lady. She’s taught her grandson to be sensible and skeptical, now he’s getting a crash course that the world he is part of is anything but. Wonderful storytelling!

OUTPOST ZERO #13
Writer: Sean Kelley McKeever
Artist: Alexandre Tefenkgi
Publisher: Image Comics, Inc.
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: As the Outpost reels from a devastating setback, Alea and Sam’s unrelenting search for answers leads them to the truth they’d most hoped—and feared—to learn.

INGRID: Two amazing plot threads collide as there is finally proof that there is life on the planet beneath Outpost Zero, and we learn that humans have been there for much longer than we might have thought at first, so long that they no longer fully understand all their technology. This series is drawing toward what looks to be a thoroughly amazing conclusion!

SUPERMAN #15
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: At last, it’s the return of the Legion of Super-Heroes! The greatest super heroes of the 32nd century have traveled back in time not just to meet the heroes who inspired them, but to make an offer…but to which hero? And why will that choice tear Superman’s life apart? Plus, the fallout from Lex Luthor’s conversation with Lois Lane escalates! What dark secret did Lex tell Lois?

STEPHEN: This was a perfect ending to a really long arc. Touching moments, time travel moments, and moments that make you laugh, Superman #15 is a must have book to add to your reading pile this week.

TEEN TITANS #34
Writer: Adam Glass
Artist: Bernard Chang
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION
Who is crazy enough to steal a djinn’s ring? We’ll do you one better: How much damage can you do with a stolen djinn ring? Robin and the Teen Titans hunt the thief of magic…but are they looking in the wrong place? The Year of the Villain strikes close to home-a major turning point in the Titans status quo starts here!

STACY: If you aren’t reading Adam Glass’s Teen Titans by this point, you really need to re-evaluate your priorities. It has been the best incarnation of the Teen Titans in many years, and this one looks like it will continue that trend.


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