Wednesday is new release day! This week includes Azul Queen’s Garden, Flashpoint Beyond, A Town Called Terror, X-Men 92, Sandman Nightmare Country, D&D Best of Minsc & Boo, and more. Check out the highlights below!
FLASHPOINT BEYOND #0 (OF 6)
(W) Geoff Johns (A) Eduardo Risso (CA) Dexter Soy
After sacrificing everything to help the Flash put the universe back together and save Bruce Wayne’s life, Thomas Wayne wakes up in a world he thought was no more.
Forced to don the cowl once again, Batman prowls the streets of Gotham searching for answers to how this world still exists, but what he starts to uncover will send him hurtling around the globe.
The hunt for the Clockwork Killer starts here!
Legendary writer Geoff Johns comes back to the alternate world he created, partnering with prolific artist Eduardo Risso as he returns to the Flashpoint Batman!
SANDMAN UNIVERSE NIGHTMARE COUNTRY #1
(W) James Tynion IV (A) Lisandro Estherren, Yanick Paquette (CA) Reiko Murakami
Every night when you sleep, the Lord of Dreams chooses the path you’ll follow… into a sylvan Elysium, or down the hallways of your darkest fears. And sometimes, if it is Dream’s will, those nightmares escape those halls, and go out into the world. But it is not a choice he makes lightly.
Today the Corinthian walks the Earth again. The most feared of all Dream’s nightmares, his ravenous mouths have made him a legend among serial killers.
Horror-comics superstar James Tynion IV has waited his whole career to pay tribute to the mythos of The Sandman, the work that made him the writer he is today – and that time has come!
Designed to welcome new readers into one of the greatest worlds in DC’s library, The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country is a terrifying travelogue through a nation recognizable and obscene, which will show you things seen in no Sandman series ever before – with spectacular art by Lisandro Estherren (Redneck, Strange Skies Over East Berlin) and “nightmare” sequences by comics art all-stars, starting with the incredible Yanick Paquette!
X-MEN 92 HOUSE OF XCII #1 (OF 5)
(W) Steve Foxe (A) Salva Espin (CA) David Baldeon
THE ’90s ARE BACK – AGAIN!
Everyone’s favourite ’90s incarnations of the X-Men have returned… but this time, everything is even all-newer and all-more different! Mutantkind is taking a huge leap forward by founding their own nation on the island of Krakoa, guided by Professor X, Magneto, and a mysterious long-lived woman who knows more than she should.
That’s right – the ’90s X-Men are tackling the Krakoan Age thirty years early… and it’s NOT going to go the way you expect!
A TOWN CALLED TERROR #1
(W) Steve Niles (A/CA) Szymon Kudranski
“A MESSAGE FROM HOME,” Part One
Henry West is brutally kidnapped in the middle of the night while his wife Julie watches, terrified. Henry awakens to the reality of his whereabouts, but Julie, with no evidence of the phantom crime, is unable to get help to search for him.
A new series from the minds of cutting-edge horror creators STEVE NILES (30 Days of Night) and SZYMON KUDRANSKI (SPAWN, Punisher).
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS BEST OF MINSC & BOO
(W) Jim Zub (A) Max Dunbar, Nelson Daniel, Dean Kotz, Francesco Mortarino (CA) James Biggie
After decades spent in magical stasis, Minsc and Boo awaken in a Baldur’s Gate that is very different from the one they knew, but there will always be evil in need of smiting! SMITING!
And while they’re perfectly capable of kicking the butt of badness to the Spine of the World and back on their own, it never hurts to have a little help from their companions, the rest of the Baldur’s Gate heroes.
Get ready for the third installment of the legendary Baldur’s Gate video game with these adventures featuring some of the series’ most beloved characters: the ranger of dubious sanity, Minsc, and his miniature giant space hamster, Boo!
IMAGE 30TH ANNVERSARY ANTHOLOGY #1 (OF 12)
(W) Geoff Johns, Declan Shalvey, Wyatt Kennedy, Skottie Young, Mirka Andolfo, Brenden Fletcher, Kyle Higgins (A) Andrea Mutti, Declan Shalvey, Luana Vecchio, Mirka Andolfo, Erica Henderson, Daniele Di Nicuolo (CA) Marcello Costa, Igor Monti
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first Image comic with a year-long parade of all-new stories from some of the biggest and best names in comics!
Featuring a combination of ongoing serials and standalone short stories, this inaugural issue kicks off with the first chapters of two 12-part stories:
- “The Blizzard” by GEOFF JOHNS & ANDREA MUTTI
- “Red Stitches” by BRENDEN FLETCHER & ERICA HENDERSON
Plus the opening installments of a trio of three-parters:
- “Gospel for a New Century” by WYATT KENNEDY & LUANA VECCHIO
- “Loop / Hopeless” by MIRKA ANDOLFO
- “Shift” by KYLE HIGGINS & DANIELE DI NICUOLO.
Plus plus! A first look at DECLAN SHALVEY’s upcoming OLD DOG series and an original ongoing comic strip by SKOTTIE YOUNG!
IMMORTAL RED SONJA #1
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Alessandro Miracolo (CA) Jung-Geun Yoon
Sonja… as you have never witnessed!
It is a time of British legend! A young Red Sonja, cursed by mysterious chainmail, seeks counsel with the mysterious MERLIN. She seeks to be rid of her curse, in order to forge a future of fantasy and adventure! She will be pursued by the loathsome GREEN KNIGHT, and if she survives and arrives at the Castle Of Merlin, what she finds would be infinitely more than she bargained for.
By the all-star creative team of DAN ABNETT (Justice League Odyssey) and ALESSANDRO MIRACOLO (Red Sonja)!
ROCK & ROLL BIOGRAPHIES LEMMY
(W) Michael Aushenker (A) Mats Engsten (CA) Mats Engesten, Ross Hughes (A/CA) Victor Moya
There was only one Lemmy Kilmister. The true ambassador to all music. And the rock star lifestyle.
Learn who the man was from childhood, as a Hendrix roadie and the bands he made famous. The lows and all-time highs of achieving a dream sought from a young age.
A must for any Motörhead fan to enjoy and share!
Also released this week…
- Angel #4 (of 8)
- Batgirls #5
- Batman 89 #5 (of 6)
- Batman Catwoman #11 (of 12)
- Batman Urban Legends #14
- Captain Carter #2 (of 5)
- Elektra #100
- Green Lantern #12
- Kaiju Score Steal From Gods #1
- Last Book You’ll Ever Read #7
- Mighty Morphin #18
- Miles Morales Spider-Man #37
- Nocterra #9
- Rocketeer The Great Race #1 (of 4)
- Star Wars #22
- Star Wars Darth Vader #22
- Superman Son Of Kal El #10
- Venom #7
- What If Miles Morales #2 (of 5)
- Wonder Woman #786 Trial of the Amazons
- X-Men #10
SANDMAN BOOK 01 TP
(W) Neil Gaiman (A) Art by Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III, and others (CA) Dave McKean, Michael Wm. Kaluta & Dave Stewart
As the story begins, an occultist attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. After his 70-year imprisonment and eventual escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On his arduous journey, Morpheus encounters Lucifer, John Constantine, and an all-powerful madman.
Book One collects The Sandman #1-20.
HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER VOL 01 TP DISCOVER NOW ED
(W) James Tynion IV, Tate Brombal (A) Chris Shehan (A/CA) Werther Dell’Edera
Discover the inner workings of the House of Slaughter in this new horror series!
Explore the secret history of the Order that forged Erica Slaughter into the monster hunter she is today.
You know Aaron Slaughter as Erica’s handler and rival. But before he donned the black mask, Aaron was a teenager training within the House of Slaughter.
Surviving within the school is tough enough, but it gets even more complicated when Aaron falls for a mysterious boy destined to be his competition.
Dive deeper into the world of Something is Killing the Children in this first story arc by co-creator James Tynion IV (The Department of Truth, The Nice House on the Lake) and co-writer Tate Brombal (Barbalien), with art by rising star Chris Shehan (The Autumnal) and co-creator Werther Dell’Edera (Razorblades) collected in this Discover Now Edition graphic novel exclusively for comic book shops and limited to its first printing.
HALO ENCYCLOPEDIA HC
(W) 343 Industries (A) 343 Industries
In the 26th century, humanity relentlessly continues their fight for survival, an enduring conflict set against the backdrop of the enigmatic and ancient ringworld known as Halo. The universe of Halo is remarkably vast in scale and astonishingly elaborate in detail, telling rich stories filled with bold characters, breathtaking worlds, and thrilling conflicts. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Halo, Dark Horse and 343 Industries have teamed up to deliver the most definitive guide to the universe thus far.
Spanning over a hundred millennia and encompassing over a hundred thousand light years, the Halo Encyclopedia captures two decades of storytelling with stunning, never-before-seen art and the most detailed exploration of the universe’s many characters, worlds, and technologies to have ever been created.
GHOST IN YOU HC A RECKLESS BOOK
(W) Ed Brubaker (A) Jacob Phillips (A/CA) Sean Phillips
It’s the winter of 1989 and Ethan is out of town, so this time, Anna has to tackle the job on her own. When a movie scream queen asks her to prove the mansion she’s renovating isn’t haunted, Anna will stumble into the decades-long mystery of one of Hollywood’s most infamous murder houses… a place with many dark secrets – some of which might just kill her.
Another hit from the award-winning creators of PULP, MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES, CRIMINAL, and KILL OR BE KILLED!
The fourth book in the bestselling RECKLESS series is here! Crime noir masters ED BRUBAKER & SEAN PHILLIPS present yet another original graphic novel starring troublemaker-for-hire Ethan Reckless.
CINNAMON VOL 01 TP
(W) Victoria Douglas (A/CA) Victoria Douglas
Cinnamon is just your perfectly ordinary, average housecat. At least until we get a glimpse of the world through her eyes!
Countertops become skyscrapers, cat toys become biker gangs, and perilous giant robots rampage on the daily!
Get dropped kicked onto the action packed streets of Big Kitchen City, as she fights the dark forces that dare to keep her from her favourite treat…
CHEFS KISS VOL 01 SC
(W) Jarrett Melendez (A) Danica Brine, Hank Jones (CA) Kevin Wada
Now that college is over, English graduate Ben Cook is on the job hunt looking for something… anything… related to his passion for reading and writing. But interview after interview, hiring committee after hiring committee, Ben soon learns getting the dream job won’t be as easy as he thought. Proofreading? Journalism? Copywriting? Not enough experience. It turns out he doesn’t even have enough experience to be a garbage collector! But when Ben stumbles upon a “Now Hiring-No Experience Necessary” sign outside a restaurant, he jumps at the chance to land his first job.
Plus, he can keep looking for a writing job in the meantime. He’s actually not so bad in the kitchen, but he will have to pass a series of cooking tests to prove he’s got the culinary skills to stay on full-time. But it’s only temporary… right?
When Ben begins developing a crush on Liam, one of the other super dreamy chefs at the restaurant, and when he starts ditching his old college friends and his old writing job plans, his career path starts to become much less clear.
Watch things start to really heat up in the kitchen in this queer YA debut graphic novel, written by Jarrett Melendez, illustrated by Danica Brine, colored by Hank Jones, and lettered by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou.
Also released this week…
- Dark Nights Death Metal TP
- Telepaths TP
AZUL QUEEN’S GARDEN
In Azul: Queen’s Garden, players are tasked with arranging a magnificent garden for the King’s lovely wife by arranging beautiful plants, trees, and ornamental features.
Using an innovative drafting mechanism, the signature of the Azul series, players must carefully select colorful tiles to decorate their garden. Only the most incredible garden designers will flourish and win the Queen’s blessing.
The adaptation of the best-seller Unlock!, designed for the 6-10 years of age. No app to keep children away from screens!
Includes three different stories with two adventures each, plus a tutorial to learn the game while playing.
- Mac Unlock’s Castle
- Feather Balls and Mysteries
- Fuss at the Park
Evolve your gameplay with the Pokémon TCG: V Heroes Tin, featuring several powerful Evolutions of Eevee as Pokémon V! Will you choose Espeon V’s relaxing radiance, Umbreon V’s staggering stare, or Sylveon V’s graceful gifts? Each tantalizing tin includes a battle-ready Pokémon V, as well as a trove of treasures in Pokémon TCG booster packs.
Available from Friday 15th April. In store only, max one tin per customer.
STAR WARS BLACK SERIES BAD BATCH OMEGA (KAMINO) 6IN AF
TRANSFORMERS WAR FOR CYBERTRON KINGDOM VOYAGER BLASTER & EJECT AF
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