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.

MAMO #1 (OF 5)
Writer: Sas Milledge
Artist: Sas Milledge
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $4.99
SOLICITATION: BOOM! Studios is proud to showcase the incredible artistic vision of Sas Milledge! Can Orla O’Reilly embrace her destiny in order to bridge the divide between humanity and the faerie world? Orla, the youngest in a long line of hedge witches, finds herself pulled back to her hometown after the death of her grandmother – Mamo. Without Mamo managing magical relationships between the townsfolk and the fae, the seas are impossible to fish, the crops have soured… and Jo Manalo’s attic has been taken over by a poltergeist! Now, Orla and Jo will both be pulled into worlds they never wanted to be part of. Can the two girls work together to save the town?

Sas Milledge (The Lost Carnival: A Dick Grayson Graphic Novel) debuts her first original series perfect for fans of The Last Witch and Sabrina The Teenage Witch that answers the question of how we all reconcile our responsibilities with our dreams for our own future.

CHRISTOPHER: I really enjoyed the Last Witch and if this is similar then this will be a solid series. On top of that, always looking to support an original series whenever I can.

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: REVELATION #1
Writer: Kevin Smith, Rob David, and Tim Sheridan
Artist: Mindy Lee
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: This is the official comic book prequel to the upcoming Netflix television show written by Executive Producers Kevin Smith and Rob David and episode writer Tim Sheridan and featuring art by Mindy Lee (Crimson Lotus). Following a vicious Orlax attack on his father King Randor, He-Man learns the creature is linked to the origin of the sword of power. To save Randor and put an end to the chaos He-Man embarks on an epic journey that pits him against his longtime foes Skeletor and Evil-Lyn, and sees Teela take the reins of a powerful legacy. The official prequel to the upcoming Netflix show!

CHRISTOPHER: I am excited for the Netflix show and I am picking this up to prepare myself for that.

THE GOOD ASIAN #3
Writer: Pornsak Pichetshote
Artist: Alexandre Tefenkgi
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: The surprises really begin as Hark encounters Lucy Fong’s completely different perspective on Chinatown—one pivotal to stopping the hatchetman on the loose.

INGRID: A well-written noir mystery like this one is a gripping read, made even moreso by focusing it through the lens of the Chinese-American community, a community dealing with Chinese Exclusion Act. Edison Hark may have joined the police with the intention of helping people, but is he being used? And is life in America worth it for Asian-Americans?

STEPHEN: This is a great series. honestly, this book is poised to win all of the Eisner Awards next year. And if it doesn’t… well… we know what is really up.

RED SONJA: BLACK, WHITE, RED #1
Writers: Kurt Busiek, Mark Russell, Amanda Deibert
Artists: Benjamin Dewey, Bob Q, Cat Staggs
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $4.99
SOLICITATION:  Dynamite proudly presents a prestige project by the world’s greatest storytellers! Red Sonja, like you’ve NEVER seen before…all presented in beautiful black, white, and red!
KURT BUSIEK (Astro City, Marvels) and BENJAMIN DEWEY (King In Black: Namor) take you to The Mountains Of Night, a foreboding haunt where the She-Devil With A Sword seeks a precious, priceless item…
AMANDA DEIBERT (Wonder Woman) and CAT STAGGS (Smallville) wind you through a mysterious adventure of crimson and ebony…
MARK RUSSELL (Red Sonja) and BOB Q (Red Sonja) return to put their final stamp on their classic Red Sonja series, with a coda that will leave you breathless…

STEPHEN: This is a fantastic first issue, and those who want to read some well written, and finely illustrated Red Sonja tales need to pick up this book. Very surprise and entertained by this book!

RIVERS OF LONDON: MONDAY, MONDAY #1
Writer: Ben Aaronovitch & Andrew Cartmel
Artist: José María Beroy
Publisher: Titan Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: An unmissable brand-new era in the life of full-time cop and part-time wizard, Peter Grant.
A werewolf is on the loose and will stop at nothing to avoid capture! It’s up to Peter and his cohort of chums to hunt the deadly lycanthrope and bring him to justice!

INGRID: If you like urban fantasy, and you like police procedurals, look no further than Rivers of London. Peter Grant is a cop who is also a part-time wizard, assigned to the Folly, the nickname of the unit that looks into cases that have potential…unusual circumstances around them. I love Rivers of London, and I am so excited for this!

STEPHEN: I’m completely caught up on all the Peter Grant books, and am now working my way through the Rivers of London comic book series. I like how this series from Titan Comics is in continuity with the book series, and is not just a remake of what has come before. Really love the world Aaronovitch has created, and can’t wait to dive into this new tale.

X-MEN #1
Writer: Gerry Duggan
Artist: Pepe Larraz
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
SOLICITATION: THESE X-MEN ARE… FEARLESS! The heroes of Krakoa are here to save the planet! Things might be complicated between the nation of Krakoa and the rest of the world, but to the X-MEN, things are simple – you do what’s right, you protect those who need protecting and you save the world we all share. Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Sunfire, Rogue, Wolverine, Synch and Polaris are the chosen champions of mutantkind, and they will not shrink from any battle for their home planet. Writer Gerry Duggan (MARAUDERS, DEADPOOL, UNCANNY AVENGERS) reteams with superstar artist Pepe Larraz (HOUSE OF X, X OF SWORDS, UNCANNY AVENGERS) to chart the course of the X-Men in a world of the Reign of X!

CHRISTOPHER: Reign of X has been exciting and filled with great ideas. This comic looks like we are stepping away from Krakoa and returning the X-Men to New York.


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