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.

ADVENTUREMAN #2
Writer: Matt Fraction
Artist: Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99

SOLICITATION: The mysterious disappearance of the original Adventureman gets a little more complicated when, in the modern era, single mom Claire Connell stumbles into his legacy. But with the adventure-mantle come untold dangers from those who would seek to destroy it!

CHRISTOPHER: I enjoyed the first issue of this but I think the tempo was just starting to pick up at the end of the comic. Looking forward to seeing the action ramp up!

ASH & THORN #2
Writer: Mariah McCourt
Artist: Soo Lee
Publisher: Ahoy Comics
Cover Price: $3.99

SOLICITATION: Continuing the epic tale of two little old ladies vs. the apocalypse! Now that Lottie has accepted her fate, she has to do what all Champions do: train to stop the demons that threaten to take over the Earth.

MATTHEW: The first issue of this got me hooked, taking Buffy-style adventure and giving us protagonists who aren’t teenagers.

 

 

BITTER ROOT #9
Writer: David F. Walker and Chuck Brown
Artist: Sanford Greene
Publisher: Image Comics, Inc.
Cover Price: $3.99

SOLICITATION: “Rage & Redemption,” Part Four
While searching for Adro, the Sangerye family find themselves trapped in a southern town full of jinoo that want them dead. Meanwhile, in New York, Blink faces a horror beyond imagination. Sylvester realizes the true nature of Adro, but will he survive long enough to do anything about it?

INGRID: This amazing horror tale and story of an incredible family continues. Adro’s trail leads the Sangeryes deep into the south where they find themselves stranded in a town entirely full of Jinoo. The lore is rich, the characters are complicated, and the art is stunning. This book is a must-read!

BLACK PANTHER AND THE AGENTS OF WAKANDA #8
Writer: Jim Zub
Artist: Lan Medina
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99

SOLICITATION: Secrets of the Space Dragons! Fin Fang Foom is one of the mightiest creatures in the Marvel Universe and now he’s no longer alone! Can Broo and the other Agents of Wakanda unravel the mystery of this bizarre new “Legion of Foom” before their rampage destroys Avengers Mountain?

MATTHEW: You had me at “Space Dragons”, but this series is probably my favorite Avengers book in years, thanks to the cast and Zub’s expert use of continuity and character.

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: WILLOW #1
Writer: Mariko Tamaki
Artist: Natacha Bustos
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99

SOLICITATION: After everything – and everyone – she lost to the Hellmouth, Willow is leaving Sunnydale behind for a new school that promises “to help you prioritize your true self.” But Willow soon learns that all is not as it seems, and if your true self isn’t what the school thinks it should be…well, don’t worry, they’ll help you get there. By any means necessary. Now, truly alone for the first time in her life, Willow must rely only on her instincts – and her magic – to save herself from a different kind of threat than Buffy ever prepared her to face! Award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass) and superstar artist Natacha Bustos (Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur) bring Willow face to face with the truth of her past… and plant the seeds for a future no one could’ve predicted.

CHRISTOPHER: Seems like a good recipe for a good story. I want to hop onto this fandom and I am praying this is a good jumping point to the extended universe.

EMPYRE: FANTASTIC FOUR #0
Writer: Dan Slott
Artist: R. B. Silva
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $4.99

SOLICITATION: “The Last of the Kree/Skrull Warriors” – a pivotal issue, not just for EMPYRE, but for the future of the FF! In the most unlikely of places, the Fantastic Four witness the final conflict of the Kree/Skrull War… and the fate of these final warriors will mark a stunning change in the lives of Marvel’s First Family for years to come.

MATTHEW: Big crossovers are a tricky business, but the Avengers issue of Empyre excited me about the potential of this one, especially with the rrevelation of where the FF fall in the conflict. It could still be a mess, and I’m not happy about the $4.99 cover price, but I’m interested in seeing where this one goes.

SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #8
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Werther Dell’Edera
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99

SOLICITATION: Erica’s employers, the mysterious Order of St. George, have taken control of Archer’s Peak and sealed it off from the outside world. But can they hope to quarantine the damage caused by the monsters… and Erica Slaughter?

INGRID: This is such a gripping story, horrifying and tightly plotted. What started out as a monster hunt has become more complicated. Not only are there more monsters, but Erica’s organization is not happy with the way she has been doing things. How much more damage will Archer’s Peak suffer before the monsters are gone?


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