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.

CONAN BATTLE FOR SERPENT CROWN #1
Writer: Saladin Ahmed
Artist: Luke Ross
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: A DEADLY QUEST AND A DARING HEIST… IN THE AGE OF MARVELS!
CONAN wanders the desert, and as he reaches the city, no Stygian temple nor Vendyhan fortress greets him. No, something far stranger: the lights of fabulous Las Vegas! Conan is far from home, and it’s time for him to tread the thrones of the Marvel Universe under his sandaled feet!
The City of Sin is just the beginning for Conan’s solo jaunt by Eisner award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT, MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN) and Luke Ross (STAR WARS: ALLEGIANCE, SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN), as the barbarian finds himself on a quest for a relic that predates even his Hyborian Age: the Serpent Crown of Atlantis! But will his battle for this crown earn Conan his own kingdom, or doom him to a nefarious trap set forth by MEPHISTO? Featuring a wide array of Marvel heroes and villains, this is an adventure you can’t afford to miss!

STEPHEN: Conan in Las Vegas? Black Cat and Mephisto!? Yeah, this is gonna be a must read series starting this week.

DARK AGNES #1
Writer: Becky Cloonan
Artist: Luca Pizzari
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: ROBERT E. HOWARD’S SWORDSWOMAN IN HER FIRST SOLO COMIC SERIES! Forced into an arranged marriage, Agnes de Chastillon took matters into her own violent hands to free herself from the yoke of a life she never wanted. Now, the woman known as DARK AGNES, along with her mercenary partner ETIENNE VILLIERS, make their way through 16th century France as sellswords on their way to join the wars in Italy, where the real money is! But when Etienne is captured by the DUKE OF ALENCON’s forces and set for execution, it’s up to Dark Agnes to save the day! But what evil designs are being enacted on Agnes, and will she doom herself by saving Etienne? An all-new story following up Robert E. Howard’s tales, the swashbuckling saga of DARK AGNES in Marvel Comics starts here!

INGRID: A book about a female swashbuckler in 16th century France? Shut up and take my money! I have not read the original stories this series draws from, but it sounds exciting and like it will be full of adventure. And sword fighting. Sword fighting is always a plus.

LOIS LANE #8
Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist: Mike Perkins
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $399
SOLICITATION: As the world comes to realize Lois Lane is also the wife of Superman and mother of Superboy, the DC Universe’s most acclaimed reporter finds herself hunted by a deadly assassin code-named the Kiss of Death. The only thing standing between Lois and execution is the Question, but can Renee Montoya stop the Kiss before she fulfills her contract?

INGRID: This has been such a good story so far. It’s thrilling and romantic and topical all at the same time. Lois Lane, for not being a superhero, is formidable in her own right, and the complications keep piling up.

THE MAGICIANS #4
Writer: Lilah Sturges, Lev Grossman
Artist: Pius Bak
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: After discovering carnage in the midst of the Brakebills library, it’s clear that there is something much bigger at hand than the rivalry between the hedge witches and the traditional magicians. Someone, or something sinister is at work, and Dean Fogg will finally have to reveal the truth behind opening the doors of Brakebills to the hedges… and what it means for their future.

STEPHEN: I have enjoyed The Magicians series on and off over the years, but I have been hooked on The Magicians from Sturges, Grossman, and Bak. If you are into the lore, and want more tales from the world of The Magicians, this is a solid series.

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