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.

BATMAN: SECRET FILES: MIRACLE MOLLY #1
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Dani
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
SOLICITATION: Since Miracle Molly’s explosive first appearance in the pages of Batman, people have been clamoring to know more about the colorful transhumanist vigilante! Now the wait is over—the history of Gotham’s latest breakout star is revealed! It’s a story so secret even Miracle Molly doesn’t remember it! Discover what led a regular Gothamite to reject their past, name, and humanity to embrace the promise of a blank slate—the promise of the Unsanity Collective!

MATTHEW: Batman editorial seems determined to call their shots on creating a new Harley Quinn, but in this case, I’m at least interested, unlike other example. *coughpunchlinecough* I’m also really happy to see the bright color palette and fun art, which I’m hoping means a less depressing story overall.

FRONTIERSMAN #1
Writer: Patrick Kindlon
Artist: Marco Ferrari
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE! team PATRICK KINDLON & MARCO FERRARI reunite for an all-new ONGOING SERIES at Image! Classic Green Arrow-style adventure blends with the thoughtfulness of Concrete in a superhero odyssey for mature, but uncynical, readers! Frontiersman is coaxed out of retirement by an environmentalist group, only to find that being a spokesperson makes him a target for old and new enemies alike! For the superhero reader looking for more.

CHRISTOPHER: The premise didn’t grab my attention. It wasn’t until I opened the preview did I become more and more intrigued.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #18
Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Juan Fregeri
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: The Guardians and their allies are being overrun on all fronts by the Mindless Armies of Dormammu. There’s only one hope for the galaxy as we know it. Rocket Raccoon has a plan. All he needs to know is Dormammu’s weak spot.
Dormammu doesn’t have a weak spot.
Uh-oh.

MATTHEW: Ewing’s GotG has been really expansive and different than recent takes, and I especially appreciate the huge cast. Bonus points for using Nova AND Quasar!

 

 

IMPOSSIBLE JONES #1 (OF 4)
Writer: Karl Kesel
Artist: David Hahn
Publisher: Scout Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Explosive first issue! The grin gritty origin of comics’ newest sensation! A thief gets powers, is mistaken for a superhero… and runs with it! With no intention of giving up her criminal ways, mind you! (With these powers? You crazy?!) All she has todo is fool all of the people all of the time! It’s not impossible – it’s Impossible Jones! Full throttle thrills by Karl Kesel (Harley Quinn) and David Hahn (Batman ’66).

CHRISTOPHER: I have enjoyed most comics that Scout Comics have published and this one definitely looks interesting.

 

 

KILLADELPHIA #17
Writer: Rodney Barnes
Artist: Jason Shawn Alexander
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: The madness continues as Abigail brings her full might against the Sangsters and her ex-husband John Adams, but a new vampire king has entered the game, and his name is Thomas Jefferson! Now, with the mysteries of life, death, and sorcery unlocked before him, the third President of the United States has a plan to (literally) raise hell in the streets as he sets forth to craft a new America far more twisted than the one he sought to create two and a half centuries ago.
Also includes the next chapter of ELYSIUM GARDENS, the terrifying werewolf back-up story with art by CHRISTOPHER MITTEN!

INGRID: Killadelphia is a smart vampire story viewed through a distinctly American lens. Unflinching, it uses this lens to look at us, not just Americans, but people being people to examine the question of why we do terrible things and what might we do about them. And it is a terrific horror read at the same time.

ONCE & FUTURE #20
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Dan Mora
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Knowing that Grail Castle may be their best chance at survival, Bridgette, Duncan, and Rose hunker down and prepare for the worst. Elsewhere, the resurrected King Arthur challenges an arriving usurper to his rightful throne, another King Arthur, and raises an army of the undead to do it. But the new Arthur has the greatest knight of all on his side — Lancelot!

INGRID: The Otherworld has merged with the real world, and the resurrected Arthur is making his move. But now there is another King Arthur on the battlefield, and this wonderful story that connects mythology to the world in unsuspecting ways continues to deliver more surprises and a thoroughly entertaining read.

RADIANT BLACK #8
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Marcello Costa
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: The battle for the Radiants tears through Chicago. Can this unlikely new team stand against an enemy who knows more about their powers than they do? And even if they win…what happens next?

MATTHEW: This book still reminds me of early Invincible, with every issue changing the game as additional information is revealed. I really enjoy what we’ve seen so far, and I really want to know where it’s going.

STEPHEN: Since the first issue, Radiant Black has been a constant shift, double-take, and swerve, served up with BIFF! BANG! BOOM! Totally on board with this entire series and can’t wait to sit down with this one.

X-MEN: ONSLAUGHT REVELATION #1
Writer: Si Spurrier
Artist: Bob Quinn
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
SOLICITATION: YOU HAVE STRAYED FROM THE WAY OF X. THE ONSLAUGHT IS UPON YOU! The X-Men’s greatest foe, mutantkind’s primal evil, slithers in the minds of its most senior leaders… The kids whisper of the CRUCI-BALL: a party to end all parties. A party to end everything. The seals are broken, the trumpets have sounded; only a small band of eccentric mutants can hope to break the fall… Can Nightcrawler light the spark that will drive out the shadows… or will Krakoa slip into the abyss…?

CHRISTOPHER: Well, this looks cool! Way of X has been an exciting take on Legion and Nightcrawler that has been leading up to this issue! I’m excited to see what happens.


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