Market Monday: April 24, 2013 New Releases
Book of the Week
Who Is AC? GN written by Hope Larson
Meet Lin, a formerly average teenage girl whose cell phone zaps her with magical powers. But just as superpowers can travel through the ether, so can evil. As Lin starts to get a handle on her new abilities (while still observing her curfew!), she realizes she has to go head-to-head with a nefarious villain who spreads his influence through binary code. And as if that weren’t enough, a teen blogger has dubbed her an “anonymous coward!” Can Lin detect the cyber-criminal’s vulnerability, save the day, and restore her reputation? Available in Hardcover and Softcover editions.
Firsts of the Week
First of its return!
A Distant Soil #39 by Colleen Doran
15-year-old Liana now sits on the throne of the Avatar, a living weapon of mass destruction, the most powerful psionic in the universe. And she’s pointed directly at Earth. Back after a six-year hiatus, the final chapter of the critically acclaimed space opera series begins in a bi-monthly release from Image/Shadowline
First of Sara Pichelli’s Art!
Guardians of the Galaxy #2, art by Sara Pichelli
While London deals with the brutal Badoon invasion, the fate of the Guardians of the Galaxy may have been decided millions of miles away.
My Little Pony: Rarity, written by Katie Cook
Rarity is in need of some well-deserved R & R after working hard on her new fashion line. A sweet spa retreat turns sour when Rarity learns that the establishment is a little too “down to earth”! How will this resourceful pony make the best out of this “rustic” situation? Read on to find out!
Collection of the Week
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger - The Battle of Tull TP, co-written by Robin Furth
Roland Deschain, last of the gunslingers, continues searching for the Man in Black. Instead, he finds Tull, last stop of civilization - a town of devil grass, desert sand and despair. A town of lost souls, including Allie, the once-pretty barmaid whose encounter with the Man in Black left her saddled with a fearsome, cursed secret. Tull may seem to be on the very edge of the world, with nothing past the horizon but a steep fall to oblivion, but Roland believes otherwise: that beyond Tull lies a hidden truth that means everything to the fate of Mid-World. The Man in Black holds the key to that mystery, and Roland is going to keep following him - even through a trap set in Tull - to unlock it. Collecting DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER - THE BATTLE OF TULL #1-5.
More new releases under the cut!
Angel and Faith #21, art by Rebekah Isaacs
The time has come for Angel to make good on his promise to resurrect Giles—but at the same time, Season 9’s Big Bads, Pearl and Nash, together with Angel’s own mentor, Whistler, gather the final pieces needed to harness the last magical powers on Earth for their own apocalyptic plan. Final arc begins!
Castle: Deadly Storm TP, co-written by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Castle’s hero, Derrick Storm, comes to life in the pages of this all-new graphic novel! This “adaptation” of Derrick Storm’s first novel takes our hero from the gritty world of the private eye all the way to the globe-hopping intrigue of the CIA. Eisner Award-winning Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis and red-hot Osborn writer Kelly Sue DeConnick worked closely with Castle creator Andrew Marlowe to create the one thing millions of Castle fans have been asking for: their first real Derrick Storm adventure - a wall-to-wall, gritty, witty, globe-hopping detective thrill ride for fans of the hit TV show starring Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic, as well as fans of damn good comic books.
Dark Horse Presents #23, includes work by Caitlin R. Kiernan
Another issue of 2012’s best anthology-another collection of amazing comics, natch! Premiering this issue: Dan Jolley and Leonard Kirk’s supervillain tracker Clev is back out of prison to help the FBI hunt an invisible killer, Fred Van Lente and Freddie Williams II delve into a world of psychic espionage in Brain Boy, and Peter Hogan and Phil Winslade pull you into another magical dimension with King’s Road. * Dan Jolley’s Bloodhound comes to Dark Horse!
Gambit #11, colored by Rachelle Rosenberg
hen Gambit’s in over his head, who will answer his call for help? Enter: Rogue! And she may just have an opinion or two about Gambit’s extracurricular activities…Speaking of, Joelle has her own dark designs for Gambit’s former flame.
Helheim #2, art by Joëlle Jones
THE NEW SERIES FROM SIXTH GUN WRITER CULLEN BUNN AND FAN FAVORITE ARTIST JOËLLE JONES CONTINUES! “The draugr walks after death… and Death walks after the draugr.” Rikard is dead! Long live Rikard! Raised from oblivion by the woman he loved, Rikard takes his bloody fight to the doorstep of night hag Groa. But he discovers that not all the people cowering under Groa’s protection are the monsters he believed them to be.
Journey Into Mystery #651, written by Kathryn Immonen, colored by Jordie Bellaire
Mayhem in the mess hall! Horror in the hash house! Volstagg’s daughter, Hildegund, only wanted a midnight snack! But something else is rampaging in the lower kitchens of Asgardia and she’s going to have to wake the whole house to fight it. Sif! Thor! The Warrior’s Three! Heimdall’s dog! All join forces to chain this beast once and for all. Unfortunately, everything they need to do it? Never EXISTED!
Katana #3, written by Ann Nocenti, inked by Rebecca Buchman and Phyllis Novim
If Katana’s sword is shattered, whose souls are escaping?
Lost Vegas #2, art by Janet K. Lee
The clock has started - Roland has 24 hours to make his move. But when he uncovers the darkest secret of LOST VEGAS, will that information help him…or will he be in even more danger? (Hint: let’s go with “more danger.) The Eisner Award-winning team of JIM McCANN and JANET LEE reunite to create a universe filled with intrigue and a high stakes heist.
The Manhattan Projects #11, colored by Jordie Bellaire
Following the dramatic events of The LOGIC REVOLUTION, what will the Science Lords of the Manhattan Projects do with an Earth they now completely control? NOTHING GOOD. The thrilling FEEL GOOD, BAD SCIENCE series continues in THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #11: BUILDING!
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #6, written by Heather Nuhfer, art by Amy Mebberson
Nightmare Moon returns! But it’s not the same old Nightmare Moon! Someone new, someone close to our heroes, has taken the mantle! What will the Ponies do when the danger hits so close to home? Read it and find out!
Peanuts #8, includes work by Vicki Scott and Paige Braddock
As Lucy struggles to break Linus of his new ‘weird’ balloon-blowing obsession, Linus must teach her to embrace his new found talent. Can Lucy make Linus into the ‘normal’ brother she so desperately wants him to be? Charles Schulz’s beloved creations keep going strong with all-new stories mixed with the adored Schulz original Sunday Strips!
Princeless vol. 2 #2, art by Emily Martin
Adrienne is hot on the trail of her older sister Angelica. But in order to save Angelica, Adrienne will have to face a real monster — jealousy. Meanwhile, another member of the royal family has disappeared and one of King Ashe’s closest allies may be to blame!
Star Wars: Legacy #2, co-written by Corinna Bechko
Ania Solo found a lightsaber inside a broken Imperial communications droid. Now she’s being pursued by the local police—and a determined Imperial Knight who is willing to kill to get the weapon! Fortunately, as a black-market salvage dealer, Ania has made some formidable friends of her own … The Solo family 138 years after Return of the Jedi!
Steed and Mrs. Peel #7, art by Yasmin Liang
Steed and Mrs. Peel enter THE SUICIDE TOWN! John Steed and Emma Peel travel up the coast to a small seaside community to investigate what should be a minor issue, but things become increasingly bizarre - and deadly - by the moment… Another all-new tale of the smashing spy duo!
Ultimate Spider-Man #22, art by Sara Pichelli
"VENOM WARS" CONCLUSION! Venom versus Spidey! The Final Showdown! How does Gwen Stacy figure into it and how will it change her and Miles’ life forever? Guest-Starring Mary Jane Watson!
The Unwritten #48, cover by Yuko Shimizu
In part 2 of “Orpheus in the Underworld,” Tom’s quest for Lizzie has hit a major hurdle, in that he no longer remembers who either of them is. But is it possible he’s already found her without even realizing it? And who holds the true power in Hades, where masks may hide anything—or nothing?
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