Highlights This Week: DC’s New 52 line launches 6 new titles this month with 4 of them this week alone! World’s Finest #1 finds Power Girl and The Huntress trapped on an Earth that’s not their own by Paul Levitz, George Perez and Kevin McGuire, James Robinson and Nicola Scott are the creative team on Earth 2 #1, the two heroes’ original world, Dial H #1 updates the 1960s Dial H For Hero concept of a device that can give its owner super powers, and G.I. Combat #1 is a new war anthology featuring new chapters of the classic war comics War That Time Forgot and Unknown Soldier; the first title in the new Valiant Comics revival is X-O Manowar #1; Avengers VS X-Men #3 (of 12) has the 2 teams searching the globe for the mutant know as Hope and AVX crosses over into Avengers Academy #29; the Night of the Owls continues in Detective Comics #9; the hit CW series continues on in comic form with Smallville Season 11 #1; The Tick #100 celebrates its anniversary with a special appearance by Robert Kirkman’s Invincible;
The 11th Annual Free Comic Book Day is coming up fast and participating publishers are giving retailers and consumers alike another wide variety of titles this year.
This year’s celebration is scheduled for Saturday, May 5, the day after Marvel Studio’s highly anticipated Avengers Movie opens on Friday, May 4. Besides this year’s offerings of free comics (Superman Family Adventures! Aw yeah!) we’ll again be having local guest artists on hand and hopefully a few costumed attendees. We thank them all in advance because they’re doing us a tremendous favor and giving up their Saturday to be with us and you! We’ll also be selling more Blind Sketch Cards for charity with proceeds benefiting The Hero Initiative.
The store hours for both Westfield Comics locations will be 10am – 6pm for the event. Bring a friend, bring the family, bring the neighborhood!
Highlights This Week: To followup his star turn in Marvel Studios’ Avengers Movie, Marvel Comics releases the weekly Hulk Smash Avengers #1 (of 5) that has the Green Goliath taking on the Avengers from a different decade each issue! Issue #1 features the 1960s cast and #2 (also out this week) is set in the 1970s; Avengers VS X-Men continues in the pages of New Avengers #26, Wolverine and the X-Men #10 and X-Men Legacy #266; the Bat-titles’ Night of the Owls event is spotlighted in Batgirl #9, Batman #9 and Batman and Robin #9; John Byrne creates an all-new, original superteam for IDW in Trio #1; Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson team again for Frankenstein Alive Alive #1, a sequel to Mary Shelly’s original novel; DC gives us another one-shot anthology, this time a collection of SciFi/Fantasy stories called Mystery In Space #1 featuring Andy Diggle, Paul Pope and Mike Allred among others; Fury MAX #1 finds Garth Ennis returning to write a harder-edged, post-WWII Nick Fury trying to find his place in the world;
Highlights This Week: Jim Lee returns to doing the interior artwork on Justice League #9 that begins Part One of an all-new story arc The Villain’s Journey introducing a new, original nemesis for the Leaguers; Avengers VS X-Men continues in Avengers VS X-Men #4 (of 12), AVX VS #2 (of 6) and with tie-ins in Avengers #26, Avengers Academy #30 and Uncanny X-Men #12; the Night of the Owls crossover event is the following bat-titles: Birds of Prey #9, Catwoman #9, Nightwing #9 and Red Hood & The Outlaws #9; the Ends of The Earth story line in Amazing Spider-Man spins off an all-new Amazing Spider-Man: Ends of the Earth Special #1; DC Universe Presents #9 begins a 3-Part Vandal Savage arc by James Robinson and Bernard Chang; Alison Bechdel’s award-winning Fun Home spawns a second autobiographical tale in Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama Hardcover and
Highlights This Week: Another new “New 52″ joins the lineup this week as Grant Morrison returns to write Batman Incorporated #1, continuing Batman’s conflict with Talia Al Ghul, a.k.a. Leviathan; in the rest of the bat-titles this week, the Night of the Owls event continues in All-Star Western #9 and Batman: The Dark Knight #9; Avengers VS X-Men tie-ins can be found in Secret Avengers #27 and, if you missed it the first time, Avengers #25 2nd Printing; Astonishing X-Men #50 continues Marjorie Liu and Mike Perkins’ current arc, but this issue features a surprise marriage proposal that is supposed to garner big media attention; Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison #1 (of 5) details the first assassination attempt on the life of the Emperor; an all-new Nexus story by Mike Baron and Steve Rude begins in Dark Horse Presents #12; Felicia Day’s creation returns to comics with The Guild: Fawkes One-shot starring the rival Guild leader played in the web series by Will Wheaton;
Highlights This Week: History is made this week as the BBC allows for the first-ever crossover involving their long-lived Time Lord in IDW’s Star Trek The Next Generation / Doctor Who Assimilation Squared #1 ( of 8 ). It’s a mashup of cosmic proportions when the crew of the Enterprise-D joins forces with Amy, Rory and The Doctor to foil the combined villainy of the Borg and the Cybermen! The long tradition of Summer Annuals begins: Batman Annual #1 is the final release of this month’s Night of the Owls crossover, but the story continues in next month’s Batman #10; Animal Man Annual #1 expands on the storyline in recent issues of Animal Man and Swamp Thing; Amazing Spider-Man Annual #39 finds our hero stuck in a world where Peter Parker never existed; Avengers VS X-Men tie-ins can be found in Wolverine and the X-Men #11 and X-Men Legacy #267; Superman Family Adventures #1 continues the fun of Art Baltazar and Franco’s much-missed Tiny Titans; Batman: Death By Design Hardcover is an original graphic novel written by Chip Kidd in which Batman must find out who is responsible for a spate of construction catastrophes;