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.

COLONEL WEIRD: COSMAGOG #2
Writer: Leff Lemire
Artist: Tyler Crook
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Through the decades, Colonel Randall Weird faces his past and future from all angles, and often out of order, as he struggles to maintain his sanity and protect himself—and those around him—from a fractured universe that swarms with untold dangers.

INGRID: The Black Hammer universe is full of mystery at its baseline. The disjointed Colonel Weird plainly has a fascinating origin story, but we don’t just read about it. It is as though we are experiencing it with him.

DIAL P FOR PEANUTS
Writer: David Hayes, Michael Kary
Artist: Kurt Belcher
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $14.99
SOLICITATION: Ten friends are invited to a mysterious home on the remote Isle of Man by the mysterious Mr. Iman. A closely knit group as children, they drifted apart as the world turned them into jaded, cynical… adults. Charles, Lucille, Sally, Patricia, and the rest are in danger, though. That jaded adulthood has taken its toll on the group and they have done horrible, terrible things. As they pay the ultimate price, one by one, will there be enough time to call for help? Will they be able to Dial P… for Peanuts?

MATTHEW: This book sounds just crazy enough that I expect to like it…

I WALK WITH MONSTERS #1
Writer: Paul Cornell
Artist: Sally Cantirino
Publisher: Vault Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: In Jacey’s past is the Important Man who took away her brother. Now Jacey has David, who sometimes transforms into a terrifying beast. Together, they’ve found a way to live–and to hunt, sniffing out men who prey on the vulnerable. But Jacey and David are about to run into the Important Man again. From Paul Cornell (Wolverine, Doctor Who, Elementary) and Sally Cantirino (Last Song, We Have To Go Back) comes a haunting story about the monsters that walk beside us all, and sometimes lurk within.

INGRID: This sounds like such an interesting take on a monster series – having a monstrous companion and hunting monstrous people. It’s quite the metaphor to put a young woman in that role as well. This sounds like yet another intriguing entry from Vault.

MONSTRESS TALK-STORIES #1 (OF 2)
Writer: Majorie M. Liu
Artist: Sana Takeda
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Bridging the gap between the fifth and sixth arc (which resumes in January 2021), MONSTRESS returns with TALK-STORIES, a two-part limited series that invites you to eat dumplings beside the fire and listen as Kippa recounts a defining moment from her childhood.

CHRISTOPHER: I have been on and off of Monstress. The story overall has had a really good creative team and a story with complicated themes. That and the art is beautiful.

THE OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE #1
Writer: John Ridley
Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Andrea Cucchi
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $6.99
SOLICITATION: Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, Let It Fall) examines the mythology of the DC Universe in this compelling new miniseries that reframes iconic moments of DC history and charts a previously unexplored sociopolitical thread as seen through the prism of DC Super Heroes who come from traditionally disenfranchised groups. This unique new series presents its story as prose by Ridley married with beautifully realized illustrations by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Andrea Cucchi. Issue #1 follows the story of Jefferson Pierce, the man who will one day become Black Lightning, as he makes his way from being a young track star to a teacher and, ultimately, to his role as a hero.

MATTHEW: 48 pages, no ads and Black Lightning? I’m in, even at $6.99.

STEPHEN: I’m hoping this is going to be a super important book for those who love comics, and hopefully it serves as a primer for POC heroes going forward.

X OF SWORDS: DESTRUCTION #1
Writer: Jonathan Hickman and Tini Howard
Artist: Pepe Larraz
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
SOLICITATION: The wheel of fortune turns. The unfortunate fall. A sword against the darkness.

CHRISTOPHER: I had high expectations for this book because I enjoyed House of X and Powers of X. This is the first event with a united mutant nation with a heavy emphasis on family. A powerful theme that is centered around Apocalypse and his wife Genesis! This is sure to be a thrilling end to an action pack crossover.

 

 

X-RAY ROBOT #4
Writer: Mike Allred
Artist: Mike Allred
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: After an incredible trip through infinite universes, super scientist Max Wilding stumbles upon hidden truths and a climactic battle with consequences that ripple through dimensions . . . and time itself.

MATTHEW: This book has been a wild ride, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it all ends. The real draw, as always, is Allred’s amazing art.


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