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.


Writers: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists: Tony S. Daniel, Sandu Florea
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99

SOLICITATION: It’s the catastrophic conclusion of the acclaimed weekly series that brings together all of Batman’s one-time partners! Mother’s trap has been sprung, and the whole world is feeling her wrath! Can Dick Grayson pull together his allies to fight an entire army of foes? Is one among them still under Mother’s control? And what will become of Cassandra Cain? You won’t believe how huge this battle can become!

WAYNE: Once again, I’m sorry to see one of these weekly Batman books come to an end! I keep hearing that it’s done well enough to warrant another one? Hope so!

ConanTheAvenger_24CONAN THE AVENGERS #24
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Brian Ching
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
SOLICITATION: As Conan lays siege to Khauran, inside the city the soldier Valerius desperately seeks evidence that a fiendish impostor has replaced his beloved queen. Even if he uncovers the proof he needs, can Valerius gather enough allies in time to save the true queen and restore her to the throne?

STEPHEN: There’s a very clever trick Conan pulls off to decimate the army of Khauran, that I thought was well done, and I really enjoyed Brian Ching’s art on this issue. May not make a lot of sense if you haven’t read the previous installments, but this is a fun issue.

faith3FAITH #3
Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Francis Portela, Marguerite Sauvage
Publisher: Valant Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: New job. New identity. New life… right? Will the sudden reappearance of a former Renegade bring Faith’s newfound heights crashing back down to Earth?

She’s an intrepid reporter by day and an alien conspiracy hunting super hero by night – so the last thing Faith Herbert needed was her ex-boyfriend and one-time teammate Torque back in the picture. But he is. Does life have a “dislike” button?

Rising star Jody Houser (Orphan Black) and sensational artists Francis Portela (Green Lantern) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) continue Faith’s landmark solo series debut!

MATTHEW: The only bad thing about this series is finding out that it’s a 4-issue limited…

Writer: Joshua Fialkov
Artist: Brian Churilla
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: 3.99
SOLICITATION: A scientist has created a portal to another dimension — one where monsters rule supreme! A terrifying expedition begins into a world where hope has died and Godzilla is the unrivaled King of the Monsters. But what happens when a baby kaiju hitches a ride back to the original, monster-less dimension?

RODRIGO: Godzilla has destroyed Tokio, the world, wars, everything. Now he sets his sights on a godzilla-less world.

Writer: Erik Burnham
Artist: Dan Schoening
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: “Help Wanted.” Janine Melnitz is stuck trying to staff the New York office and the hiring process tends to bring out the weirdos. Meanwhile, the Ghostbusters’ investigation of Poveglia turns up a psycho-kinetically charged artifact.

ROB: More new characters! Woo! Ghostbusters going international has been fun so far. Now we get to see the first real challenge of the group.

Writer: Kelly Thompson
Artist: Sophie Campbell
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: DARK JEM! Not only are JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS not themselves but whatever is infecting them is now spreading to others every time they play. JERRICA, AJA, SHANA, and KIMBER band together-but will they be forced to destroy SYNERGY to save the world from the DARK JEM sound. Meanwhile Pizzazz makes plans to get back her band… at any cost!

MATTHEW: Something strange is afoot in Jem-ville, but are the members of the Holograms too far gone to save themselves and their fans? This is a really good series, one that you should be reading for excellent art, clever stories and lovely character work…

jughead5JUGHEAD #5
Writer: Chip Zdarsky
Artist: Erica Henderson
Publisher: Archie Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Riverdale High was just the beginning as Principal Stanger’s despotic reach shuts down Pop’s Shoppe! Jughead and the gang need to stop him once and for all! Maybe with the help of the SuperTeens and Iron Mantle?

MATTHEW: You take away a man’s burgers? That’s… a big mistake. This book is great fun, and I highly recommend it to all readers.


Writers: Various
Artists: Various
Publisher: Oni Press

Cover Price: $5.99
SOLICITATION: The Oni Press Starter Pack 2016 collects seven complete first issues from Oni Press’s acclaimed creator-owned series. Try out new titles or reconnect with your favorites in one giant-sized volume for one low price. 
•  Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt’s THE SIXTH GUN #1
•  Charles Soule, Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque and Guy Major’s LETTER 44 #1
•  Joshua Hale Fialkov and Joe Infurnari’s double-size THE BUNKER #1
•  Zander Cannon’s KAIJUMAX #1
•  Greg Rucka, Justin Greenwood, and Ryan Hill’s STUMPTOWN #1
•  Cullen Bunn, Joëlle Jones, and Nick Filardi’s HELHEIM #1
•  Joshua Hale Fialkov and Gabo’s EXODUS: THE LIFE AFTER #1

WAYNE: Some companies do a terrific job of giving me terrific variety in my comics, and Oni Press is one of them! Be sure to pick this book up and sample them all – there’s not a bad one in the bunch!

PowerLines_01-1POWER LINES
Writer: Jimmie Robinson
Artist: Jimmie Robinson
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: 2.99
SOLICITATION: A local street hood surviving in a crime-infested ghetto has his life turned around when an ancient magic grants him superhuman powers—except his ability only activates in an upscale white community that may not accept him. Gritty, racially charged street-wise drama

RODRIGO: This is not a comic about that ficticious pop star from A Goofy Movie. Once over that, this still looks pretty good.

pickoftheweekSaga_35-1SAGA #35
Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
Artist: Fiona Staples
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: 2.99

ROB: Gramma doing time! I’m hoping this is the issue that gives us more of her story for the last few months.

RODRIGO: Short solicitation is mysterious.

TMNT-Deviations-cover-dc1f9-659x1000TMNT DEVIATIONS (ONE SHOT)
Writer: Tom Waltz
Artist: Zach Howard
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $4.99
SOLICITATION: In a world where Shredder leads the Turtles, all hope seems lost! With the Turtles brainwashed to follow Shredder, Splinter forms a new group in a last ditch effort to save his sons… and New York City!

ROB: So, what happens if the Turtles go evil? Guess we get to find out. I’m mostly excited to see what team Splinter ends up putting together to save them.


Writers: Evan Dorkin & Various
Artists: Joe Shuster & Various
Publisher: DC Comics

Cover Price: $19.99
SOLICITATION: Bat-Mite stars in this collection of misadventures with appearances by Superman, the Justice League of America and Superman’s equally magical-and annoying-foe, Mr. Mxyzptlk. Collects SUPERMAN AND BATMAN: WORLD’S FUNNEST #1, BATMAN: MITEFALL #1, WORLD’S FINEST #6, DETECTIVE COMICS #267 and more!

WAYNE: This book is one of the very best wry takes on DC and its history. My favorite line has to do with Lois Lane and how she intends to get Superman into a loving relationship! So funny, I still repeat it to this day! If you’re in the mood for a DC romp, be sure to pick this one up! Highly recommended!


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