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.

THE COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF ANIMATION #1
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Ryan Dunleavy
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: The team behind IDW’S Comic Book History of Comic Books returns with a brand-new series! From Aardman to Zoetrope, Disney to Miyasaki, Hanna-Barbera to Pixar, and everything in between! The perfect companion piece to CBHoC, the Comic Book History of Animation focuses on the filmmakers and beloved characters of the past century and a half, and is essential for fans of the medium and ‘toon newbies alike.

INGRID: Just think of it – as long as there have been movies, there have been animated cartoons. Find out just how this this amazing artform and all the big names we’ve come to know got their starts in this informative and entertaining book.

MATTHEW: This seems like something that’s right up my alley, and I love Van Lente’s writing. Win/Win!

STEPHEN: I’m totally down for this book, and though it isn’t as deep as you want it to be, this is going to be a great primer for those who are interested in history, and animation.

HEROES AT HOME #
Writer: Zeb Wells
Artist: Gurihiru
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $9.99
SOLICITATION: Being stuck inside isn’t easy for anyone, even super heroes! See how your favorite Marvel characters have coped being cooped up with HEROES AT HOME! See how Spider-Man, Hulk, Captain Marvel, Wolverine, Black Panther and Captain America do in Quarantine! Let Marvel make you smile, courtesy of artists Gurihiru and writer Zeb Wells’ Sunday Funnies!

MATTHEW: I’m a sucker for a gimmick book, even if this one feels like it’s really late to do what it seems to want to do.

MIGHTY MORPHIN’ #2
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Marco Renna
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Zordon enlists Billy’s help as the Mighty Morphin team deals with a shocking betrayal by the Power Rangers team. As the Mighty Morphin team remains fractured, Zedd launches his latest attack – and only The New Green Ranger stands in his way. But none of them realize they’ve walked into a trap, courtesy of Zedd’s new powers!

MATTHEW: The mystery of the Green Ranger deepens, and the art is pretty amazing. BOOM!’s excellent run with Power Rangers continues.

S.W.O.R.D. #1
Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Valerio Schiti and Marte Garcia
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
SOLICITATION: ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MUTANTKIND!
The Mutant nation of Krakoa has quickly become a major force on the world stage… but why stop there? Krakoa has relaunched the Sentient World Observation & Response Directorate – a fully independent organization dealing with all things extra-terrestrial on behalf of all of Earth. Al Ewing and Valerio Schitti, the team behind EMPYRE, bring us the tale of Mutantkind looking to do for the galaxy what Krakoa did for the planet.

CHRISTOPHER: This title is a culmination of the X of Swords event and the Empyre event. I’m keen to see what they can do with this title and effectively have mutants in space!

Usagi Yojimbo #15USAGI YOJIMBO #15
Writer: Stan Sakai
Artist: Stan Sakai
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Usagi reminisces about the months, after leaving Katsuichi-Sensei, when he trained under a second teacher. Usagi seeks him out once again but, upon finding him, learns they are on the brink of war!

INGRID: It’s a new arc for Usagi, so if you have not been reading this and are at all curious, it’s a terrific jumping on point. I love the rich history and mythology in these books, and the story telling is close to perfection.


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