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.

Writer: Tate Brombal
Artist: Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Publisher: Dark Horse comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: A groundbreaking new sci-fi action series in the world of the Eisner Award-winning Black Hammer universe, about prejudice, honor, and identity. Mark Markz has found his place on Earth as both a decorated police officer and as the beloved superhero, Barbalien. But in the midst of the AIDS crisis, hatred from all sides makes balancing these identities seem impossible-especially when a Martian enemy from the past hunts him down to take him back, dead or alive.

CHRISTOPHER: This seems cool and unique. I’m cautiously optimistic for a new science fiction title.

DIE #15
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Stephanie Hans
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: “THE GREAT GAME,” Part Five-The Great Game ends. The board is flipped. The pieces go to pieces. Can anyone play on?

CHRISTOPHER: This is my favorite comic book series being created right now. It has a great amalgam of tabletop fiction and very real feeling characters trying to navigate through trauma.



Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Dan Mora
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Beowulf’s arrival was an unexpected one and now that the smoke has cleared, Gran and Duncan are beginning to wonder what other surprises lurk around the corner. Meanwhile in the Otherworld, Merlin is up to his old tricks and crossing over with another story was just the beginning of his plan…

INGRID: Time for another arc to begin! If you like fantasy adventure that twists some familiar legends, this is a terrific spot to jump in. Arthur (as in an undead King Arthur) is still up to no good, and Duncan, his irascible grandmother, and his smart girlfriend are trying to anticipate his next plot.

Sea of Sorrows #1SEA OF SORROWS #1
Writer: Rich Douek
Artist: Alex Cormack
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Deep sea adventure with a horrific twist! From the creative team behind last year’s hit horror series, ROAD OF BONES, comes an all-new tale of bone-chilling terror! In the aftermath of the Great War, the North Atlantic is ripe for plunder by independent salvage crews. When a former naval officer hires the SS Vagabond, he leads the ship to a sunken U-boat, and a fortune in gold. Tensions mount as the crew prepares to double cross each other, but the darkness of the ocean floor holds deeper terrors than any of them have bargained for! Plunge headfirst into the icy waters of dread with another historic tale of terror from writer Rich Douek, and artist Alex Cormack.

INGRID: This sounds so good – and terrifying. The time period (between the World Wars) is a fascinating choice. Submarines and diving were things, but this is hardly an age of easy, instant communication. And people will do a lot for a fortune in gold. I am definitely intrigued!

ROBOT OVERLORD: Anyone who dares to be, can never be weak.

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

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