Market Monday: March 27, 2013
Featured Book of the Week
Husbands HC, co-written by Jane Espenson, with art by Natalie Nourigat and Tania del Rio
Written by Husbands creators Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Brad Bell, this is the comic-book continuation of the sitcom phenom. Husbands tells the story of famous gay newlyweds Brady and Cheeks, who sparked a media firestorm when they woke up legally wed after a drunken Vegas weekend. Now, a mystical wedding gift launches the couple on a series of adventures-a tongue-in-cheek journey through iconic genre realms-filled with obstacles that threaten to tear them apart. Follow Brady and Cheeks into a superhero showdown, a fairytale fantasy, a Holmesian mystery, an epic galactic battle, a madcap high school romp, and a saucy secret-spy thrill ride. Includes bonus “making of” material and a special introduction.
Firsts this Week
First of a new creative team!
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #5, written by Heather Nuhfer, art by Amy Mebberson, covers by Stephanie Buscema and Amy Mebberson
Attention, everypony! Get ready for another unforgettable adventure in the land of Equestria. Twilight Sparkle and gang are confronted with a perilous new danger in the form of a long-unseen enemy! See how the Magic of Friendship prevails in the start of a brand new story arc!
Not so much a first as a one-shot but still awesome!
Time Warp #1, includes a story by Gail Simone
Let’s do the time warp again! It’s time for another fantastic Vertigo anthology filled with spectacular sci-fi stories. Robots, deep space and lots of time travel twists by a bevy of comic greats and the up-and-coming stars of tomorrow. Damon Lindelof and Jeff Lemire bring us a blast from DC’s past, plus another installment of the “Dead Boy Detectives” from Toby Litt, Buckingham and Victor Santos, Matt Kindt presents a stirring story of man vs. machine—and so much more!
Collection of the Week
Astonishing X-Men vol. 11: Weaponized, written by Marjorie Liu
It’s the explosive aftermath to the year’s most talked-about wedding! The X-Men are on the run, and Northstar accepts a deadly assignment. Meanwhile, newlywed Kyle learns the hard way marrying Northstar also meant marrying his family. And in this case, that means the X-Men! Will Kyle and Northstar survive their first married mission? Meanwhile, Susan Hatchi reveals her connection to the X-Men. How long can the team survive with her nanobombs circulating through their bloodstreams?As Hatchitech weapons start appearing around the globe and civilians are caught in the crossfire, the X-Men must make a decision: take down Hatchi or save their teammate Karma! Plus: Someone is attacking friends and associates of the X-Men, and it’s up to Wolverine and his team to stop them. Collecting ASTONISHING X-MEN (2004) #52-56 and ANNUAL #1.
More new releases under the cut!