Market Monday - February 27, 2013
This week’s featured new release:
Spera vol. 2 HC, includes art by Kyla Vanderglut
Exiled princesses Pira and Lono travel to the bustling city of Kotequog to avoid the clutches of Pira’s mother, the Evil Queen. Obtaining jobs as adventurers, the two best friends set out on a series of quests that land them in perhaps more excitement than they’d bargained for. Told in four chapters and a series of stand-alone shorts, each drawn by a different rising talent in comics, Spera: Volume 2 brings the same gorgeous artistry as its debut installment.
The series, based off the original webcomic experiment, brings artists together from around the globe to showcase their talents as some of the premier fantasy artists in the industry. Spera will appeal to art lovers and children of all ages, especially fans of The Legend of Korra, Patricia Wrede’s Dealing with Dragons, Disney’s Tangled, and the Flight series.
More of this week’s comics by ladies under the cut!
Adventure Time vol. 2 TP, art by Shelli Paroline
The all-ages hit of the year is back with a new volume collecting even more algebraic adventures! What happens when Jake the dog and Finn the human get a hold of Princess Bubblegum’s time machine and travel into the future? Can you say ROBOT FINN & JAKE?! Find out more in this second, exciting edition! Collecting issues 5-9 of the smash hit ADVENTURE TIME comic series by Ryan North (DINOSAUR COMICS) and Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb (ICE AGE)!
Angel & Faith #19, art by Rebekah Isaacs
Angel, Faith, and the remaining Slayers prep themselves to overtake a group of living zombies-without losing any more lives. The demon Eyghon holds the last remnants of Giles’s soul, but a gaggle of innocent zombies are blocking Angel’s path to victory. Good thing an old friend was recruited to help with the fight … “Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs are taking a slightly strange odd couple of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe and making it compelling and inviting reading. This is how a media-tie-in comic series should be handled. Good show, Gage and Isaacs.” -Comic Book Resources
Astonishing X-Men #59, written by Marjorie M. Liu, colored by Cris Peter
Back from their honeymoon, Northstar and Kyle face a threat at home…while Northstar faces another threat all on his own! And deep in space, something is coming that might literally tear the team apart!
Catwoman vol. 2: Dollhouse TP, includes art by Adriana Melo and inks by Mariah Benes
Teaming with a new partner called Spark, Catwoman is out to take Gotham City — literally! But when Catwoman runs into Dollhouse, a psychotic who kidnaps children from the streets of Gotham City, a rage awakens in her that not even she knew existed! Collects CATWOMAN #7-12.
Deadpool Killustrated #2, colored by Veronica Gandini
Deadpool continues slaughtering all your favorite literary characters! Tom Sawyer slashed in TWAIN! The Little Women’s throats MAY get ALL-CUT! Why read a book when you can watch a book DIE?!?
FF #4, colored by Laura Allred
It’s Valentine’s Day at the Baxter Building! So why does that spell trouble for She-Hulk?
Gambit #9, colored by Rachelle Rosenberg
Gambit’s hot on the heels of the lady thief who first crossed his path in issue #1! But what secret is she hiding that may just spell doom for our hero? And how will he manage to steal her away from the horde of super villains she’s surrounded herself with?
Hack/Slash #24, art by Elena Casagrande
"FINAL," Part Five Samhain pits the girls against each other in the ultimate battle to see who is the TRUE "Final Girl." Betrayals and beheadings galore as the penultimate chapter of "Final" arrives!
Journey Into Mystery #649, written by Kathryn Immonen
Guest starring the Superior Spider-Man + a collection of superstars from the MU firmament! Ancient Viking Monsters? Eerily Familiar Freaks? Whatever they are, they’re invading Midgard! Sif and her three hench-Berzerkers slither back to Earth in time to help put down this new assault. But can the berserkers keep their bloodlust in check…?
Peanuts #6, includes stories by Vicki Scott and Paige Braddock, colored by Nina Kester and Lisa Moore
Peppermint Patty like you’ve never seen her before… in a dress! What could make the world’s most notorious tomboy get all gussied up in her most girly duds? The answers - and the best durn goop you’ve ever tasted - are in this new issue of Peanuts, along with your standard dose of classic Schulz Sunday strips!
The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror #1, colored by Jordie Bellaire
You wanted more Rocketeer… and you’ve got it! Missing scientists! Plucky girl reporters! Betty and Cliff on the rocks! The mysterious Church of Cosmicism! And who is the sinister Otto Rune? Pulp thrills the way you like them as the Rocketeer comes up against a brand-new adversary in… “The Hollywood Horror!”
Spooks vol. 2: Century Club, art by Christine Rossi
Important personalities have been dying or going crazy. Investigator Morton Chapel and his men discover that they are on the trail of an ancient evil, something dating back to ancient Babylon and brought back to life by a British occultist. As the dark magician leaves a trail of corruption throughout the country’s ruling elite, the Spooks realise that the threat is directed at the highest level of government - and only they can stop it.
Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi - Prisoner of Bogan #3, art by Jan Duursema
Xesh and Daegen Lok are on a mission to build Forcesabers-a weapon that Lok knows will take him closer to his vision of being leader of the Je’daii. But the Je’daii Rangers are on the pair’s trail, and this first encounter between the Je’daii and the prisoners of Bogan will carry heavy consequences!
Steed and Mrs. Peel #5, art by Yasmin Liang, cover by Lorena Carvalho
Mods…IN SPACE…. It’s well established that our spies are the swingingest secret agents in all the land, but what about in the galaxy? Emma Peel and John Steed enter the Space Race!
The Unwritten #46, cover by Yuko Shimizu
Richie continues to help Didge with her inquiries, and the Corpse Harvest Killer strikes again—against himself! Enter Madame Rausch, with a surefire plan for stopping the rising body count. All that’s left to settle now is her price…
The Uncanny Skullkickers #1, colored by Misty Coats
The UNCANNY SKULLKICKERS: Two hard-headed mercenaries kill monsters and cause havoc in their search for money, fame and adventure! A bold new direction! A perfect jumping-on point! A newly added adjective! Our nineteeth issue, but also a new issue #1! It’s all here, people! Don’t make us use more exclamation marks!! P.S. Retailers: Rack this comic beside other “Uncanny” comics you may have hanging around and sell a ton of copies. Do it.
World War 3 Illustrated #44, includes work by Sabrina Jones, Hilary Allison, Leila Abdul Razzaq, and Crystal Clarity
“Being the Other.” This issue of World War 3 Illustrated brings you conversations with the other and stories of being the other. Making her debut in World War 3 Illustrated is Leila Abdul Razzaq, who has been serializing stories from her father on her website. She says: “I don’t draw Baddawi because this story is unique. I draw it because it is a common story that is not frequently told…Baddawi is not a tribute to my father, it is a tribute to the Palestinian refugee child.”
X-Men Legacy #6, colored by Rachelle Rosenberg
The groundbreaking first arc of X-MEN: LEGACY ends here! Discovering a plot to assassinate one of the X-Men that he inadvertently put into motion, Legion infiltrates the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning…but after their last run-in, will the X-Men accept his help? Meanwhile, Legion learns that the demon lurking in the depths of his psyche has a familiar face…
X-treme X-Men #11, colored by Jessica Kholinne
After the events of their last mission, something is off about Xavier Will the team be able to close the tears between dimensions without him? PLUS! Romance is in the air…or it could be, if Dazzler and Cyclops don’t kill each other first!
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