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.

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER/ANGEL: HELLMOUTH #1
Writers: Jordie Bellaire, Jeremy Lambert
Artists: Eleonora Carlini
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION:
THE FIRST EVENT OF THE ALL-NEW BUFFY UNIVERSE STARTS HERE!
* Buffy Summers, the Slayer, has one job… keep the forces of hell from coming to Earth through, uh, Hellmouth. Here’s the bad news.she might have failed.
* The Mistress Drusilla and her ally, Spike, have found a weapon to open the Hellmouth and unleash unspeakable evil across the town and the world.
* With time running out, Buffy must team up with a new ally that she doesn ‘t fully trust.the vampire
vigilante known as Angel! Can these two find a way to work together before the Hellmouth opens – or these two decide they might be each other’s greatest enemy?
* From Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire and rising star Jeremy Lambert ( Doom Patrol ) and Eleonora Carlini ( Saban ‘s Go Go Power Rangers ) comes the first massive event of the Buffyverse.one that threatens to shake the entire fabric of reality. This is an absolute must read from the mind of creator Joss Whedon!

STEPHEN: OH MAN IT IS HERE! I’ve been waiting to see how BOOM! Studios would handle the reimagining of this big moment in Buffy history.

COBRA KAI KARATE KID SAGA CONTINUES #1 (OF 4)
Writer: Denton J. Tipton
Artist: Kagan McLeod
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: “JOHNNY’S STORY,” Part 1. See The Karate Kid in a whole new light in this retelling through the eyes of Johnny Lawrence, two-time All Valley Tournament Champion. When the new kid makes moves on the girl that broke Johnny’s heart, he vows to settle the score and win back her love. Or so goes the story Sensei Lawrence tells his students nearly 35 years later. Written by Denton J. Tipton (X-Files) and illustrated by Kagan McLeod (Infinite Kung Fu). Based on the hit YouTube Original series Cobra Kai!

CHRISTOPHER: My interest is peaked. I look forward to see how they expand this youtube series.

MYSTERE #2 (of 5): Rumors
Writer: Ben Meares
Artist: Sergio Arino
Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION:
Through her volunteer work at a local homeless shelter, Mary Medina has been attempting to make her life about something other than death. But when the corpse of a homeless man is discovered with his soul sucked from his body, Mary begins investigating rumors of a mysterious and murderous Blacksmith. Will she be able to put the pieces together before the Blacksmith claims another soul?

CHRISTOPHER: I loved the first book of this series and the premise they set up. The art style grabbed my attention on this cover and knew I must pick up the second issue.

Ronin Island #7RONIN ISLAND #7
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Giannis Milonogiannis
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Hana and Kenichi’s paths converge once again as the pack of bandits that have taken Kenichi hostage attack the Shogun’s traveling party!

INGRID: This is an almost mythical tale of conflict once upon a time in Asia. Hana and Kenichi come from different backgrounds, but from the same Island. Their idealistic culture has come face-to-face with the realities of people scrambling for their lives fighting monsters – and each other. Can they hold onto their ideals, or will they be doomed to a lives of cynicism?

THESE SAVAGE SHORES #5
Writer: Ram V
Artist: Sumit Kumar
Publisher: Vault Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: In the aftermath of war, victories and defeats are counted. But there are things lost that can never be regained. And so, a monster now travels to a civilized land for a final confrontation. A clash of ideologies that will leave in its wake a devastation of the soul. Along These Savage Shores, whence the monsters came to a world full of good men.

INGRID: This is, hands down, the best book of the year. I have been waiting on tenterhooks for this, the last issue of the series. Rich, thoughtful, savage indeed, and drawn with an ethereal beauty that pulls you in. Heartbreaking, but in such a wonderful way.

THOUGHT BUBBLE #1
Writers: Becky Cloonan, Gerry Duggan, Brenden Fletcher, Abigail Jill Harding, Lee Garbett, Ben Goldsmith, Jock, Kim-Joy, Tula Lotay, Mildred Louis, Mick Mahon, Luke Pearson
Artists: Becky Cloonan, Gerry Duggan, Brenden Fletcher, Abigail Jill Harding, Lee Garbett, Ben Goldsmith, Jock, Kim-Joy, Tula Lotay, Mildred Louis, Mick Mahon, Luke Pearson
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: A collection of new short stories and art by some of the best in the business including LUKE PEARSON, the creator of the Netflix show Hilda, and a cute whimsical story by The Great British Bake Off finalist KIM-JOY. This anthology is part of the United Kingdom’s Thought Bubble Festival which takes place in Yorkshire, Northern England from November 4-10, 2019. All profits from this comic go to Barnardo’s, one of the largest children’s charities in the UK.

JONATHAN: I love a good anthology. What’s surprising to me is the cover price for this being that of a normal issue. Considering some of the names attached to this one, this looks to be the best bang for your buck you’re going to find this week.


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