Wednesday, 20 August 2014

SOMETHING NEW

NEW COMICS
20 AUGUST 2014



It's a stellar new comic week, with the premiere of two of the summer's hottest new comics - Grant Morrison's highly anticipated MULTIVERSITY, which explores the many different parallel versions of the DC Universe, and a new thriller from the masters of noir Brubaker and Phillips, THE FADE OUT.  Other debuts this week are the print version of digital hit SENSATION COMICS: WONDER WOMAN, the DARK HORSE PRESENTS anthology starts again at #1 with a story featuring Geof Darrow, three classic pulp heroes team up in JUSTICE INC,  and my pick of the week, the spectacularly beautiful all ages comic LITTLE NEMO: RETURN TO SLUMBERLAND. We also say goodbye to ORIGINAL SINS, TRINITY OF SIN PANDORA, and DEADPOOL DRACULA'S GAUNTLET. Also in store: Warren Ellis' new trippy mystery SUPREME BLUE ROSE and dystopian TREES, ADVENTURE TIME and ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD, STORM, BATMAN AND ROBIN, TEEN TITANS, UMBRAL, MS MARVEL and WICKED+DIVINE (wooo!). 
What are you excited to read this week? Talk to us @DavesComics! 




BOOM
Adventure Time #31
 
Adventure Time Banana Guard Academy #2 (Of 6)

 Root Beer Guy has his first class of Banana Guard recruits and it's time to send them to boot camp. With the Head Banana Guard looking over his new class, what could possibly go wrong? Unfortunately, these Bananas are a little more than bruised by this new class and they're not going to make it easy. Will Gingerbread Muto, Tree Trunks, Gum Drop Lass, Peppermint Butler, and Mr. Cupcake make it through?
Black Market #2 (Of 4)

Clive Barker's Hellraiser Bestiary #1 (Of 6)

WHY WE LOVE IT: Over the past three years, Clive Barker has re-imagined the HELLRAISER mythos as only he could, building a longform narrative that became one of the best-received horror comics in recent memory. Now, the Master of Horror takes us into his Bestiary for an anthology series-free of continuity, but full of shocking consequences.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: HELLRAISER: BESTIARY will pick up where classic horror comics anthologies like Tales From The Crypt, Vault of Horror, and the more recent Flinch left off. And not only will some of comics' rising stars, such as Ed Brisson (Sheltered), and Michael Moreci (CURSE), get a chance to open the puzzle box in this series, but the first issue features the comics debut of award-winning novelist Victor LaValle (The Devil in Silver, Big Machine).
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Step into the Bestiary for all-new tales of the LeMarchand Device and its guardians! This first issue contains the start of a six-part serial written by Mark Miller (CLIVE BARKER'S NEXT TESTAMENT) and Ben Meares (HELLRAISER ANNUAL 2013), and drawn by Carlos Magno (DEATHMATCH), where a group of mercenaries are hired to steal Pinhead's pins. Also, superstar author Victor LaValle teams with artist Colin Lorimer (CURSE) to tell a story set on the outskirts of New York City, as a close-knit community is torn apart by the presence of the puzzle box. 
Empty Man #3 (Of 6)
Last Broadcast #4 (Of 7)
Sons of Anarchy #12
Translucid #5 (Of 6)


DARK HORSE  
B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth #122

Johann travels to Japan to fight giant monsters, but what he discovers is even more disturbing. A man with no brain has been drawing pictures . . . and they tell a terrifying story. Perfect jumping-on point for new readers!
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #6

  Dark Horse Presents #1 

Geof Darrow and Frank Miller's Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot returns in this new volume of the award-winning, long-running anthology powerhouse Dark Horse Presents! Also in the 48-page tome of awesome comics: Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse's Resident Alien, Brendan McCarthy's Dream Gang, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and Andy Kuhn's Wrestling with Demons, Damon Gentry and Aaron Conley's Sabertooth Swordsman, and David Mack's Kabuki! The award-winning series returns at the new lower price and features a special Geof Darrow art gallery.
Eye Of Newt #3 (Of 4)
 
Star Wars Darth Maul Son Of Dathomir #4 (Of 4)

Count Dooku is possessed by the spirit of Mother Talzin! Darth Maul's Shadow Collective is shattered! The Separatists attack! And Darth Sidious himself enters the fight!
Strain The Night Eternal #1  
Witchfinder The Mysteries Of Unland #3 (Of 5)

DC
 Batman And Robin #34 

Batman's quest for Damian's body is about to take him further down the road to damnation than he's ever gone before! His first stop: the Justice League's Lex Luthor!
Batman Eternal #20 Batwoman #34  
Fables #143

A fight is coming between Rose Red and Snow White, and everybody knows it - except maybe Rose Red and Snow White.
The only trouble is, they've been pegged as highly magical creatures all of their lives, but the true measure of that magic is only now being revealed. When they do finally throw down with each other, will it be a personal duel, or all-out war involving thousands?
 
Green Lantern New Guardians #34
Infinite Crisis The Fight For The Multiverse #2
Infinity Man And The Forever People #3
 
Multiversity #1 

The biggest adventure in DC's history is here! Join visionary writer Grant Morrison, today's most talented artists, and a cast of unforgettable characters from 52 alternative Earths of the known DC Multiverse! Prepare to meet the Vampire League of Earth-43, the Justice Riders of Earth-18, Superdemon, Doc Fate, the super-sons of Superman and Batman, the rampaging Retaliators of Earth-8, the Atomic Knights of Justice, Dino-Cop, Sister Miracle, Lady Quark, the legion of Sivanas, the Nazi New Reichsmen of Earth-10 and the latest, greatest Super Hero of Earth-Prime: YOU!
Comprising six complete adventures - each set in a different parallel universe - plus a two-part framing story and a comprehensive guidebook to the many worlds of the Multiverse, THE MULTIVERSITY is more than just a multipart comic-book series. It's a cosmos spanning, soul-shaking experience that puts YOU on the frontline in the Battle for All Creation against the demonic destroyers known as the Gentry! In issue #1, pencilled by superstar artist Ivan Reis (AQUAMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE), President Superman of Earth-23 uncovers a threat to all Reality so apocalyptic it will take a team of incredible heroes from across the Multiverse to face it - including Captain Carrot, like you've never seen him before!
But even with a multitude of alternate worlds to choose from, where every variation is possible, can anyone hope to prevail against the onslaught of ultimate evil and undying hatred - in the unstoppable form of a one-time cosmic defender with unimaginable powers?! Join us, if you dare, for the beginning of THE MULTIVERSITY!
New 52 Futures End #16
Red Hood And The Outlaws #34

 Scribblenauts Unmasked A Crisis Of Imagination #8
  Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #1 

Diana Prince: Amazon warrior, ambassador to Man's world, or champion of women in need? All of the above! This digital-first anthology series will bring some of comics' greatest talents to Themyscira, and give them leave to explore Diana, her world - and ours!
Gail Simone and Ethan Van Sciver kick things off when Oracle calls for help after the entire Bat-Family gets sidelined. But when Wonder Woman steps into the breach, Gotham City's criminals get the surprise of their lives! Then, Amanda Deibert and Cat Staggs take Diana to school, where she meets her biggest fan! 
Supergirl #34
Teen Titans #2
Teen Titans Go #5
 
Trinity Of Sin Pandora #14 (Final Issue)

Pandora already has a target on her back from S.H.A.D.E. - the last thing she needs is a nest of savage vampires at her throat!
And the last thing Andrew Bennett, vampire killer, needs is Pandora getting in the way of his mission. Unfortunately for Pandora, killing immortals is Bennett's speciality! 
Unwritten Volume 2 Apocalypse #8

IDW
Judge Dredd #22 

  Little Nemo Return To Slumberland #1
An all-new, all-ages series full of magic and whimsy from award-winning creators Eric Shanower (Adventures in Oz) and Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key)!
Spinning out of Winsor McKay's brilliant early 20th century strip, Little Nemo in Slumberland sees King Morpheus' daughter, in the Royal Palace of Slumberland select her next-playmate: Nemo! Only Nemo has no interest in being anyone's playmate, dream or no dream! 

My Little Pony Friends Forever #8
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2014

Transformers Robots In Disguise #32

AUTOBOTS VERSUS EARTH! OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTOBOTS discover the humans' secret-and they aren't pleased with what they learn!
Will the DECEPTICON's alliance tear down the peace-and will the world learn the CYBERTRONIANs are back? 
X-Files Year Zero #2 (Of 5)

IMAGE
Artifacts #38
Dark Engine #2

  Fade Out #1 

The first project from their groundbreaking five-year deal at Image will have Brubaker and Phillips fans old and new, at the edge of their seats as they weave an epic crime story unlike anything they've done before. 
Hollywood - 1948. A noir film stuck in endless reshoots. A writer plagued with nightmares from the war and a dangerous secret. An up-and-coming starlet's suspicious death. And a maniacal Studio Mogul and his Security Chief who will do anything to keep the cameras rolling before the Post-War boom days come crashing down. THE FADE OUT is the most ambitious series yet from the award-winning Noir Masters.
Bonus: This 40-PAGE FIRST ISSUE features more story pages, as well as exclusive back pages articles that are only in these single issues! 
Genius #3 (Of 5)
Manifest Destiny #9
Protectors Inc #8
Savage Dragon #197
Saviours #5
Stray Bullets Killers #6

  Supreme Blue Rose #2

Diana Dane is being transported by Darius Dax in the hunt for the mysterious Ethan Crane. It's a car ride that takes her a lot further than she expects: out into the nature of the universe itself. 
Trees #4
Umbral #8
  Wicked + The Divine #3
Laura has no choice. She has to go underground to find the goth-goth-gothity-goth of the Morrigan. Is this the most ill-advised underworld-related decision since Orpheus decided to see how Eurydice was doing in the back seat? To find out, read the comic that people are literally calling 'The one by GILLEN/McKELVIE/WILSON with the very long title.'

INDIE
Armor Hunters Bloodshot #2 (Of 3)
Armor Hunters Harbinger #2 (Of 3)
Death In Oaxaca #1
Delinquents #1 (Of 4)
Confrontation! Devastation! Inebriation! (And the lost secret of the hobos too!) Oh dear god no, you'd better get out of the way…because here come the Delinquents! Quantum and Woody are the world's worst superhero team. Archer & Armstrong are a mismatched pair of conspiracy-busting adventurers.
When a mysterious force collides these ill-suited and irresponsible 'heroes' for a cross-country race through the darkest corners of American mythology, all hell is bound to break loose. Can two busted pairs become four of kind in time to defeat the Hobo King, save the day, and make it back home in time for Happy Hour? Let's hope so…'cause these guys make a really, really bad team. (And you don't even want to know about the goat.)

Doctor Spektor Master Of The Occult #3
Justice Inc #1 (Of 6)
An airliner vanishes en route without a trace! It's the crisis that brings together, in a historic team-up for the first time ever, Street and Smith's super-star trinity: The Shadow! Doc Savage! The Avenger!
This historic cross-over is 75 years in the making, JUSTICE, INC. begins here, spawned by a horrific tragedy of death and destruction secretly orchestrated by some of the most powerful and unexpected villains in the history of the pulps!
Chapter 1 (of 6): 'The Time Machine!'

Life After #2

Sherwood TX #2 (Of 5)  
Simpsons Comics #214
Six Million Dollar Man Season 6 #5 

Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 #1 (Of 4) 

Welcome to the world of Battlestar Galactica as never seen before, as #1 NYT Bestselling Author Tony Lee gives it a Steampunk spin! After Professor Baltar's clockwork Cylonics destroy the Colonial Empire, Arch Duke Adama learns that his son Apollo is missing!
It's up to Lady Athena to travel to the Sky Pirate world of the Rising Star and ask for help from the only hope she has - the disgraced Captain Starbuck and his humanoid / Daggit copilot Muffit... 
World Of Archie Comics Digest #42

MARVEL
All-New Ghost Rider #6
All-New Ultimates #6
THE CLIMACTIC CONCLUSION OF 'POWER FOR POWER'
The ULTIMATES' battle with the SERPENT SKULLS! Fever pitch violence drives this war between the classes and sexes. DIAMONDBACK breaks hearts and faces! SCOURGE goes out in a blaze of glory! CROSSBONES fights to the bitter end! Will the team quit while they're ahead? Or will they emerge as something even STRONGER?! 

All-New X-Factor #12
Daredevil #7
Deadly Hands Of Kung Fu #4 (Of 4)
Deadpool Dracula's Gauntlet #7 (Of 7)
Deadpool and his bride-to-be take on the forces of Dracula...for keeps!
Plus: an all-new epilogue story! 

Deadpool Vs X-Force #3 (Of 4)
Elektra #5

The critically-acclaimed and captivating story of Elektra's search for redemption reaches a bloody climax. Legendary assassins go head to head at the edge of the world, but it looks like Elektra's soul is right at Death's door.
Magneto #8
Mighty Avengers #13   
Ms Marvel #7
The Young Avengers' battle with the Hood reaches its climax! The prime mover behind the Watcher's murder confesses his own Original Sin! Plus, Everybody's Got One! Find out the Original Sins and hidden secrets of dozens of other Marvel heroes and villains! 
Savage Wolverine #22
Secret Avengers #7
Storm #2

STORM is on a mission to use her extraordinary powers for the betterment of not just mutantkind, but the entire world. When wayward youth start disappearing from the streets of New York, Storm is reminded of her own past as a thief and decides to investigate.
But little does she suspect that the culprit behind the disappearances is one of her oldest foes: CALLISTO! 
  Wolverine Annual #1



Monday, 18 August 2014

SOMETHING NEW

NEW GRAPHIC NOVELS
AND TRADE COLLECTIONS
20 AUGUST 2014

 

New in store this week: everyone's favourite mischief maker arrives in two fantastic trade collections, JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY VOL 2, concluding the mythic adventures of Kid Loki, and AGENT OF ASGARD VOL 1, the first story arc of the hit new series, futuristic cyberpunk thriller ZAYA, the final remastered edition of critically acclaimed LUCIFER, the graphic novel adaptation of classic science fiction series RINGWORLD, Harvey Pekar's last work NOT THE ISRAEL MY PARENTS PROMISED ME, the complete WINTER SOLDIER: BITTER MARCH miniseries, and new collections for PUNISHER, DAREDEVIL, KATANA, BLOODSHOT and JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK. 
What are you looking forward to reading this week? Talk to us @DavesComics!




BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED HC

The prequel to the best-selling video game Batman: Arkham City concludes with these tales from issues #16-20. The mysterious new villain known as the Bookbinder has corrupted Gotham City's food supply, leaving the Dark Knight in a race against time to uncover the identity of this threat to his city!
BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED TP

In the third collection of stories inspired by the hit video game, Dr. Hugo Strange has gained control of Arkham Asylum and is determined to keep the city's criminal element behind bars. Collected from issues #11-15 and the story "End Game."
BLOODSHOT TP VOL 05 GET SOME

'90s tech. Bad attitudes. No wifi. It's Valiant's 21st-century shock troops - head-to-head against Project Rising Spirit's first wave of superhuman specialists!
With a valuable oil pipeline in dire peril, Bloodshot and the expendable commandos of H.A.R.D. Corps are headed to Africa to bring down a network of terrorist saboteurs. But as Bloodshot digs into the multinational oil conglomerate he's been brought in to protect, he'll soon find himself confronted by the complex truth behind the terror - and up close and personal with an older, scrappier, more grizzled generation of wet-wired soldier from the glory days of proxy wars and state-sponsored assassination.
Collecting BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #18-19, BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS: H.A.R.D. CORPS #0, and BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #22-23, don't miss a single shot fired as acclaimed creators Christos Gage (Superior Spider-Man), Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars) and Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre) partner with an all-star cast of top talents - including Bart Sears (X-O Manowar), ChrisCross (Superman/Batman) and Al Barrionuevo (The Authority)  - for a brutal, globe-spanning cavalcade of missions from the classified archives of Project Rising Spirit and beyond.

DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID TP VOL 06

Some days, it feels like the whole world is out to get you. Matt Murdock's dual life as a defense lawyer and the vigilante hero Daredevil comes to a head when the judicial system turns against him! As he struggles to keep his law firm afloat while his best friend and partner Foggy Nelson undergoes cancer treatment, a new case reopens a chapter from Matt's past - and pits Daredevil against a conspiracy that grips the highest levels of law and order in New York City. Plus: Daredevil takes on international and interstellar threats in tremendous team-ups with all-stars Silver Surfer and the indestructible Hulk! Collecting DAREDEVIL (2011) #28-30 and INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #9-10.
DEAD LETTERS TP

WHY WE LOVE IT: Here at BOOM! Studios, crime is in our blood. From our comic-turned-feature film 2 GUNS to our critically acclaimed series HIT, we've always had a
passion for all things noir. DEAD LETTERS is the next step in our exploration of the genre.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Creators Christopher Sebela (Ghost, High Crimes) and new-comer Chris Visions have combined to create a perfectly moody tale that will evoke memories of your favourite noir story-then turn it on its head. Don't miss out on a wholly unique take on crime fiction perfect for fans of Richard Stark's Parker, Criminal, and Fell. "Christopher Sebela writes this thing to damn near perfection. ...overall, this book looks supreme." IGN
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Waking up in a fleabag motel with bandaged arms and a revolver on his desk, Sam doesn't remember a thing-not how he got here, where here is, or who he is. But the armed men knocking on his door do and Sam will have to use every trick from his forgotten repertoire to outrun and outsmart his way through a hard-boiled wonderland of gang wars, femme fatales, and big secrets. Collects issues #1-4.

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 2 TP

A forgotten hero returns - but will the truth behind his exile consume the world? Only the New Mutants can help young Loki now! Then, civil war breaks out among the British Manchester Gods! But even with Loki's aid, can Merlyn, King Arthur and Captain Britain prevail? And what does Hela want with the Holy Grail?! Meanwhile, Thor is caught in an eternal game between cosmic entities - and when the cursed Vanir return and declare war on Asgardia, Surtur's fire rages across the nine worlds! A desperate Loki journeys into the heart of Surtur's fiery kingdom, but Loki's future and past collide when Thor becomes trapped in the underworld- and the truth about young Loki is finally revealed! Collecting EXILED #1, NEW MUTANTS (2009) #42-43, JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) #637-645, and THE MIGHTY THOR #18-22 and ANNUAL #1.
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK VOL 4 TP THE REBIRTH OF EVIL

When Superman is stricken by a mysterious illness, Wonder Woman leads the JL Dark on a quest to find Pandora's Box and a cure it may contain - but the Phantom Stranger pleads with the team to stop before they accidentally end the world! Collecting issues #22-29 of the hit series!
KATANA VOL 1 TP SOULTAKER

In these stories from KATANA #1-6 and JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #23.1: THE CREEPER, the former assassin and new Justice Leaguer embarks on a quest to restore the Outsiders to their former glory! Will she succeed, or will she be overcome by the power of her sword, the Soultaker?
KILLER OMNIBUS TP VOLUME 02
For the first time ever, Volumes Three and Four of the Eisner
Award-nominated series THE KILLER are collected in a definitive omnibus.
After four years away from a world of violence and corruption, the Killer is
drawn back to the life of a hired gun. Though his brief retirement has not
dulled his skills or resolve, new jobs will threaten his way of life and the very
foundation of his morality. From the creative team of Jacamon and Matz, this
collection tells the continued story of one assassin's journey through a world
of relentless violence.
LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD VOL 1 TP TRUST ME 

Kid Loki's all grown up - and the God of Mischief is stronger, smarter, sexier and just plain sneakier than ever before. As Asgardia's one-man secret service, he's ready to lie, cheat, steal, bluff and snog his way through the twistiest, turniest and most treacherous missions the All-Mother can throw at him - starting with a heart-stopping heist on Avengers Tower! And that's just the beginning as Loki takes on Lorelei in Monte Carlo's casinos and heads back to the dawn of Asgard to join its greatest heroes on a quest for a certain magical sword! But when he puts together a crew to crack the deepest dungeons of Asgardia itself, there may be one plot twist too many for even Loki to handle! Collecting LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD #1-5 and material from ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1.
LUCIFER TP VOL 4 

In this final LUCIFER volume collecting issues #62-75, the war in Heaven reaches its universe-shaking conclusion as the forces of Heaven, Hell, and everyone in between wage a final battle to determine the fate of both Yahweh and Lucifer's Creations - a fate no one, not even the Lightbringer, could have foreseen.
MONSTER AND MADMAN TP

The year is 1888 and the area of the city known as Whitechapel is about to become a slaughterhouse. Eleven women will be murdered. Only five will be attributed to Jack the Ripper. Discover the secret history of the Ripper and the Frankenstein Monster!
NOT THE ISRAEL MY PARENTS PROMISED ME TP

In Harvey Pekar's final memoir, he recounts the entire history of the Jews to explain how he lost his faith in the state of Israel. Pekar grew up a staunch supporter of the Jewish state, but as he grew up he confronted more and more questions his parents couldn't answer. Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me interweaves Pekar's gradual disaffection with the modern state of Israel with a comprehensive history of the Jews, from biblical times to the present, as Pekar and the book's illustrator, JT Waldman, wrestle with the mythologies and realities surrounding the Jewish homeland.
PUNISHER TP VOL 01 BLACK AND WHITE

For years the Punisher waged war on crime in New York - but a lead on a major source of drugs, weapons and more has set his sights due west! Frank Castle is in the City of Angels, taking on the powerful Dos Sols gang - but when he discovers their newest weapon, it's bad news...for him! Now the Punisher must duke it out with A.I.M., even as the Dos Sols' takeover of Los Angeles begins and war breaks out in the streets! Will the city burn, or can Frank fight fire with fire? And even if Frank can overcome A.I.M. and the Dos Sols, can he escape the tightening noose of the Howling Commandos? Caught between a posse of Punisher predators and the targets of his own one-man war, Frank's manifest destiny may be a shallow grave! Collecting PUNISHER (2014) #1-6.
RINGWORLD GN
A modern science fiction classic, Ringworld won the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel in 1970. Now this SF classic is adapted into a thrilling manga adventure. Two-hundred-year-old human Louis Wu is recruited by a two-headed alien named Nessus to join him, a felinoid warrior alien named Speaker-to-Animals, and the infinitely lucky human Teela Brown to explore an alien artifact. They find a Ringworld, a ribbon millions of miles long built around a distant sun. The civilization has fallen into savagery, though, and after crashing into the Ringworld, Louis must come up with a clever plan to get back to known space, hundreds of light years away.
SECOND CHANCE AT SARAH HC
As his wife Sarah lies dying, John makes a deal with a demon for a desperate chance to save her! Transported to their childhood, John gets a single day to prevent the tragedy that led to Sarah's present-day doom, all while trying to convince her that he really is who he says!
An original graphic novel from the creative director of The Last of Us!

SHADOWMAN END TIMES TP
Jack Boniface thinks that he's finally fixed his life - and the source of the dark power inside him. But when a figure from the past emerges to reveal the troubling truth about his destiny, the latest Shadowman will be forced to run a gauntlet of his darkest fears realised: the rise of a wild new pantheon of Voodoo loas... the return of his father, Josiah...and the earthly restoration of his oldest and deadliest enemy, Master Darque. Make no mistake - doom is coming for Shadowman...and the devastating consequences are about to lead Jack Boniface to a perilous turning point! Collecting the oversized SHADOWMAN: END TIMES #1-3, the end times begin right here as master storyteller Peter Milligan (Hellblazer, X-Statix) and red-hot artist Valentine De Landro (X-Factor) push New Orleans' nocturnal guardian over the edge...and into a sinister new adventure!
TERRA FORMARS GN VOL 01
After humanity's first manned mission to the Red Planet was lost, a second expedition arrives. The explorers prepare to exterminate the cockroaches that were used to transform the Martian environment, but are shocked to discover that the insects have mutated into giant, aggressive humanoids with one overriding goal - exterminate the humans! However, this crew of explorers has each undergone the "Bugs Procedure," terrifying experimental surgery designed to make them more than human...
WINTER SOLDIER TP BITTER MARCH
The year is 1966. S.H.I.E.L.D. sends secret agent Ran Shen to collect two Nazi scientists with the key to winning the Cold War. But the Soviets want the scientists, as well, and they've unleashed their most dangerous operative: the Winter Soldier, aka the brainwashed and presumed-dead partner of Captain America - Bucky Barnes! His mission: acquire the scientists by any means necessary - or kill them. The only obstacles in the Winter Soldier's way are an elite Hydra squad run by Chancellor Cassandra and Madam Worm - and his own returning memories! It's a classic '60s-style, high-octane spy pulp told at the Cold War's peak, filled with intrigue, adventure, romance and murder - with ramifications that will shatter relationships in the modern-day Marvel Universe! Witness the birth of the man who will one day destroy Captain America: the Iron Nail! 
Collecting WINTER SOLDIER: THE BITTER MARCH #1-5.
ZAYA HC

Zaya tells the story of secret agent in the distant future who left her post to seek a normal life as an artist and mother. When a biomechanical threat destroys an orbiting colony station and former fellow agents start dying, she is called back into the field to find and stop the danger. Her investigation leads to many questions about her own past, filled with explosive revelations.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

SOMETHING NEW

NEW COMICS
13 AUGUST 2014




Exciting things this week: go kaiju crazy in the new series GODZILLA CATACLYSM, Bruce deals with the aftermath of Zero Year and hints of the future in a special stand alone issue of BATMAN, more secrets of the Marvel Universe are revealed in ORIGINAL SIN, DEADPOOL, FANTASTIC FOUR and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN,  back after hiatus are INHUMAN, ASTRO CITY, STARLIGHT, and WHERE IS JAKE ELLIS, and big changes at DC as we say goodbye to three titles this week - SUPERBOY, WORLD'S FINEST,  and BIRDS OF PREY, plus the final issue of BATGIRL written by Gail Simone. Also in store: WALKING DEAD, HARLEY QUINN, SEX CRIMINALS, STAR WARS, WOLVERINE, CONSTANTINE, AMAZING X-MEN and COFFIN HILL. 
What are you looking forward to reading this week? Talk to us @DavesComics!




BOOM
CLIVE BARKER NEXT TESTAMENT #12 (OF 12) 
HEXED #1

WHY WE LOVE IT: DAY MEN. 28 DAYS LATER. DINGO. Besides being one of our
favourite writers, Michael Alan Nelson is one of the industry's preeminent voices in horror,
and we couldn't be happier to be bringing back his fan-favourite creation HEXED for another dive into the depths of the Aether with an ongoing series!
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Lucifer is the perfect mash-up of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lara Croft. Plus, HEXED was Pretty Deadly and Amazing Spider-Man superstar Emma Rios' introduction to the American comics scene back in 2008, and new series artist Dan Mora is poised to continue the trend with his lyrical, horrific, and wholly unique take on Lucifer.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Luci Jennifer Inacio Das Neves (most people just call her "Lucifer")
is a supernatural thief-for-hire, stealing wondrous objects from the dark denizens of the
netherworld for her mentor/mother figure, Val Brisendine. But when Lucifer accidentally
unleashes a terrible evil from one of the paintings hanging in Val's art gallery, will any of
the tricks up her sleeve be enough to stop it?

THOMAS ALSOP #3 (OF 8)

DARK HORSE
ABE SAPIEN #15
CREEPY COMICS #17
DARK AGES #1 (OF 4)

The medieval world is locked in war. As a godless mercenary company slogs across Europe in search of sustenance and coin, they encounter a demonic force born not of hell, but of somewhere else entirely!
'Starship Troopers meets Kingdom of Heaven' by New York Times best-selling author Dan Abnett!

DREAM MERCHANT #4 (OF 6)
GHOST #7
LOBSTER JOHNSON GET LOBSTER #5 (OF 5)
STAR WARS #20 ONGOING 

Leia risks it all for a friend she hasn't seen since childhood! Han, Luke, and Chewie risk it all for Leia! Brian Wood and Carlos D'Anda say farewell to that galaxy far, far away before they send our heroes to an unknown fate!
TERMINATOR SALVATION FINAL BATTLE #8 (OF 12)
X #16 

DC
ASTRO CITY #14
BATGIRL #34
BATMAN #34

ZERO YEAR is over, and the events of BATMAN: ETERNAL have put Gotham City in a tailspin, but Batman is focused on finding a killer who has haunted his hometown in secret for years. This special issue features art by Matteo Scalera (DEADPOOL, Black Science) and sets the stage for the next major Batman story in the fall.
BATMAN ETERNAL #19
BIRDS OF PREY #34 (FINAL ISSUE)
COFFIN HILL #10
CONSTANTINE #17

John Constantine is no stranger to death, but he's never seen it on this scale - a spell gone terribly wrong has sent him back through time to World War I! Unfortunately, he's not the only mage in the trenches...and where death has this much power, black magic couldn't be more dangerous!
FBP FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #13
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #34
HARLEY QUINN #9

When Harley fills in as a burlesque dancer, she kills it on the main stage - literally! But what happens when she gets caught by the cops and finds herself face to face with her most devoted stalker?!
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO #9
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #4

Justice League Canada's first adventure comes to an explosive end! 
NEW 52 FUTURES END #15 (WEEKLY)
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #2
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 CHAOS #1 (OF 4)
SUPERBOY #34 (FINAL ISSUE)
SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #11 (DOOMED)

"Last Sun," the next sensational chapter in the "SUPERMAN: DOOMED" saga! Diana must do the unspeakable as the God of War in her effort to beat the forces of Brainiac! And now, there is no Kal-El - only Doom!
WORLDS FINEST #26 (FINAL ISSUE)

DYNAMITE
DOODLE JUMP #3 (OF 6)
LADY ZORRO #2 (OF 4)
LEGENDERRY A STEAMPUNK ADV #6 (OF 7)
 
THIS IS IT! The moment you have been waiting for since landing in the Big City with Magna Spadarossa: the appearance of RED SONJA! Monsters, villains, and bloodshed fill this issue as The Steampunk She-Devil fights her way through the beast laden lands of Monstocity to unravel the true mystery of this saga: what are these beast men, what is their connection to the multitude of identical and assassins, and where do they all come from?
PATHFINDER CITY SECRETS #4 (OF 6)
RED SONJA #11 

Sonja's epic quest to collect the world's most gifted people races towards its climax, with the lives of a thousand innocent people at stake!  The She-Devil chases a man who understands (and possibly controls) a dreadful power from the stars themselves!  
THE DEVILERS #2 (OF 7)

IDW
GODZILLA CATACLYSM #1 (OF 5)

Years have passed since the monster apocalypse nearly destroyed mankind. Now it is merely a distant, nightmarish memory for Hiroshi, an elder in one of the few remaining tribes of humans. Little does Hiroshi know that the apocalypse is not over, and that his memories of the past may yet save the future!
JUDGE DREDD ANDERSON PSI DIVISION #1

In an all-new adventure from Cassandra Anderson's early days in the Mega-City One Psi-Division, writer Matt Smith and artist Carl Critchlow present "King of the Six Sectors." It all starts with Anderson awaking from an unusually strong vision of an attack on the Megapolitan Museum showcasing Cursed Earth artifacts...
LITTLEST PET SHOP #4 (OF 5)
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #22
STAR TREK ONGOING #36
TMNT ONGOING #37
TRANSFORMERS PRIMACY #1

THE WAR FOR CYBERTRON! Optimus Prime versus Megatron. Autobots versus Decepticons. At the dawn of the conflict, battle lines are drawn and sides are set... now legends will be made. The war that would define a planet begins in earnest-and its revelations will shake the TRANSFORMERS' world to the core!
X-FILES SEASON 10 #15

IMAGE
DEAD AT 17 BLASPHEMY THRONE #1

   IT'S ALL BEEN LEADING TO THIS - THE FINAL CHAPTER TO THE DEAD@17 SAGA BEGINS HERE!
For the last 10 years, Nara Kilday has gone up against the worst Hell has to offer, losing many friends and allies along the way. Now she faces her greatest threat: an unholy pact between her oldest nemesis and the Great Beast. While the world is thrown into chaos, Nara remains helpless, captive to an unknown force, the secret to victory hidden somewhere in her past. The countdown to Earth's final hours has begun.
DEATH VIGIL #2 (OF 8)
RISE OF THE MAGI #3
SEX CRIMINALS #7 

Jon breaks into Kegelface's house and oh my golly what on EARTH do you think he finds there. Not only are our beloved Sex Criminals not alone...they're not unwatched, either. And Suzie learns once and for all the fate of her precious library.
SHUTTER #5
STARLIGHT #5

Duke and Space-Boy are hiding out in the jungles of Tantalus with the rebels, under the command of Tilda Starr, the former head of the Queen's Imperial Guard. Their aim: to retake the capital and free the people from the Brotean invaders! But their numbers are tiny, their hope is running low, and new secrets are coming out about the tragedies of Space-Boy's past. 
THIEF OF THIEVES #23
WALKING DEAD #130
WHERE IS JAKE ELLIS #4 (OF 5)

CHAPTER NINE
Together, Jon and Jake will face a realisation neither of them is prepared for. Does Jon have what it takes to save Jake and himself?
ZERO #10 

INDIE
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #23
ARCHIE FUNHOUSE DIGEST #7
ARMOR HUNTERS #3 (OF 4) 

ALL OUT WAR! 
Five alien Armor Hunters now control the planet, millions are dead - and that was only the beginning!  But if X-O Manowar surrenders now, will he spare the Earth...or spell its doom? And, as the world descends into pandemonium, can Bloodshot and the Unity team finally pinpoint a weakness in an enemy with more power, more endurance, and more technology? When you can't find a way to win...you'd better find a way to cheat! Valiant's summer crossover sensation rockets toward a climax so big it's going to register on the Richter scale! 
CROSSED BADLANDS #59
GFT INFERNO RINGS OF HELL #1 (OF 3)
GOD IS DEAD #18
GOD IS DEAD BOOK OF ACTS OMEGA 

The greatest assembled team of writers unleash all-new tales of Gods and men in the biggest event of the summer!   KIERON GILLEN unveils Alastor, the demon assassin who sees nothing but opportunity in the new order of things.  While Gods are away, the demonic can play... JUSTIN JORDAN unleashes a pitch-black tale of evil as Pan decides to mix with mortals.  And don't miss the second part of the greatest murder mystery in the pantheons as MIKE COSTA finally solves the mystery of who killed God!  The Alpha and the Omega, two epic tomes that you don't want to miss!
JASON SHIGA DEMON #1 (OF 21)
MIDNIGHT TIGER #1
PRINCESS UGG #3

The third issue of Ted Naifeh's new series! √úlga is interrupted in her escape attempt by a curious teacher. Revealing why she came to the Academy in the first place, √úlga may have finally gained an ally-but she may also have gained another enemy.
SHEENA #3
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #263
SPONGEBOB COMICS #35
TOWER CHRONICLES DREADSTALKER #1

The supernatural bounty hunter John Tower returns in this thrilling new monthly series from writer Matt Wagner (Grendel, Mage) and artist Simon Bisley (2000 AD, Lobo). After thwarting a demonic possession and tearing a mystic artifact away from the clutches of the Brotherhood of the Rose, Tower believes himself one step closer to his mysterious goals. But the next chapter of his journey leads him and his unofficial partner, FBI agent Alicia Hardwicke, to the frozen wilderness of Canada where they must face off against a nightmarish beast that has been feasting on the locals. Will Tower's mission prove successful, or is he leading Alicia to an icy tomb?
UNITY #10


MARVEL
ALL NEW X-MEN #30
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #5 SIN

ORIGINAL SIN tie-in!
The greatest untold secret of Spider-Man's world has a name - SILK!
Who is this mysterious woman and what does she have to do with Black Cat and Electro?!

AMAZING X-MEN #10
AVENGERS UNDERCOVER #8
AVENGERS WORLD #11
CAPTAIN AMERICA #23
CAPTAIN MARVEL #6

 THE BATTLE ISSUE. Space! Ships! Super heroes!
Captain Marvel has been caught in the middle of an interplanetary turf war for weeks.
Now, it's time for Earth's Mightiest Hero to get her hands dirty and show the Spartax and the Haffensye what's what.

DEADPOOL #33 SIN
DEADPOOL DRACULAS GAUNTLET #6 (OF 7)
FANTASTIC FOUR #8 SIN
HULK #5
INHUMAN #3 ANMN

The first arc of Inhuman climaxes in the battle of Medusa vs. Lash!
Uncover the secret history of an ancient branch of Inhumans!
A new Inhuman named Flint sees his world fall apart before his eyes!

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #11 SYU
NIGHTCRAWLER #5
NOVA SPECIAL #1

CONCLUSION TO THE UNCANNY X-MEN/IRON MAN/NOVA CROSSOVER
"NO END IN SIGHT"
Nova gets tied up into an adventure with the Uncanny X-Men and Iron Man that takes him half-way across the galaxy.

ORIGINAL SIN #7 (OF 8)
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #2

Life's not easy when you're a Spider-Man from the year 2099 stuck in our present.
But what's the bigger danger: bank robbers, or beautiful women?
Peter David's triumphant return to the character he created continues!

THUNDERBOLTS #29
ULTIMATE FF #6
UNITED STATES OF MURDER INC #4
WOLVERINE #11

ONE MONTH TO DIE!
  With the fates of two human beings placed in her hands, Pinch is faced with a decision that may haunt her for the rest of her life.
That is, unless Wolverine and his S.H.I.E.L.D. cavalry can reach her in time.
  Classic Sabretooth, still finds time to mess with Logan, even while he's busy trying to remake the world in his image.
 
 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #7
X-FORCE #8
X-MEN #18

FROM THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF TV's "ARROW"!
NEW CREATIVE TEAM! And a new mission for the first all-female team of X-MEN...
S.W.O.R.D. is Earth's premiere counterterrorism and intelligence agency when it comes to dealing with extraterrestrial threats. But when the ferocious Shi'Ar warrior Deathbird lands on their doorstep at the brink of death, S.W.O.R.D. calls in the X-MEN to investigate!
But are the X-Men equipped to handle the horrific new threat that's emerged from the edge of space?