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: Paul Jenkins
Artist: Leila Leiz
Publisher: Aftershock Comics
Cover Price: $99.99
SOLICITATION: With her nemesis, Matter Man, finally under control, Chalice begins a new chapter of her life as spokeswoman and primary recruiter for the Gateway Army. However, when she encounters a brand new Alter living in extreme poverty, she is forced to recognize that not everyone wants to be found, giving her a new perspective on the complexity of her own situation.

MATTHEW: I’m fascinated by Chalice and her adventures, and really want to read more of her story.

Writer: Jay Faerber
Artist: Sumeyye Kesgin
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: COPPERHEAD WRITER JAY FAERBER TEAMS WITH RISING STAR SUMEYYE KESGIN TO UNVEIL ELSEWHERE: THE FANTASTIC STORY OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO AMELIA EARHART! Mysteriously transported to a strange new world filled with flying beasts and alien civilizations, Amelia desperately struggles to return home. Along the way, she forges alliances and makes enemies as she goes from aviator to freedom fighter in a rebellion against a merciless warlord!

MATTHEW: The kind of story that you can get lost in, with a wicked twist or two. Can’t wait for more of this book!

Writer: Eric Powell, Brendon Small
Artist: Steve Manion, Jason Moore
Publisher: Albatross Funnybooks
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: From Brendon Small, the man who brought you Dethklok and Metalocalypse, comes a high stakes intergalactic extreme rock comic. Based on his album, Galaktikon, we follow Triton, intergalactic hero of the universe, who will face the ultimate outer space struggle: getting over his divorce.

MATTHEW: Okay, the creators alone should make this one worth the price of admission…

Mech Cadet Yu #1MECH CADET YU #1
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Once a year, giant robots from outer space come to Earth and bond with young cadets from the elite Sky Corps Academy to defend the world from the terrifying aliens known as the Sharg. It’s a great honor to be chosen, but this year…well, the wrong kid was picked.

STEPHEN: WOW! If you are a fan of the giant robot genre and the teenage space anime that invaded the U.S. in the late ’70s early ’80s then you are going to love the heck out of Mech Cadet Yu. Yes, tropes can be distracting, but sometimes you gotta slide into the skid and embrace what is going on. Definitely a must read this week.

Robotech #1

Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Marco Turini
​Publisher: Titan Comics​
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: Not just another retelling of the Macross saga …

The story continues as we bring Carl Macek’s original vision full​ ​circle. Taking into account every iteration of the series, this new​ ​Robotech #1 casts a fresh eye over classic characters like Rick Hunter, Lisa Hayes, Lynn Minmei, Roy Fokker, Claudia Grant, and Henry Gloval. Brian Wood and Marco Turini take us back to a Macross Island where *nothing* can be taken for granted.

STEPHEN: This week is all about giant robots for me. Robotech was one of those tales that kept me entertained as a kid, so I’m looking forward to seeing what Titan Comics does with the property.


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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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