Exciting New Series Beginning in April 2018
We start ordering in February 2018 for the books we will receive in April 2018, and if we don’t know you want it we might not stock it on our shelves. There are 1000’s of comic book titles, and while we try to keep a wide variety to appeal to new customers, we DON'T HAVE ROOM for every single title to fit on our displays. So, if you are up to date on when new titles or new story arcs that you want to read are coming out, you can have us order it and it will be waiting for you! Pre-order or start a subscription today!
**Secret Tip - If you wait until February to order something that comes out the 1st week of March, you might not get it until the 3rd week, or later, or never (sold out)!
New From Marvel April 2018
Venomized #1 of 5 - The story that began in VENOMVERSE reaches its epic conclusion with VENOMIZED! The POISONS, a species that hungers for super-powered symbiotes and their hosts, have picked their next target...THE MARVEL UNIVERSE ITSELF! Their first objective? Put every superhuman in a Klyntar symbiote - and CONSUME THEM! But with VENOM and the X-MEN still missing after the events of "Poison-X," the planet, and its heroes, is defenseless!
Avengers Shards of Infinity One Shot - A new threat has emerged: An evil organization calling itself LUNAR has been secretly building a powerful weapon on the surface of the Earth's moon. BLACK WIDOW infiltrates the group to uncover an even more startling revelation: Their weapon is powered by shards of the COSMIC CUBE!
Legendary creators Ralph Macchio and Andrea Di Vito bring CAPTAIN AMERICA, BLACK PANTHER, THE FALCON and BLACK WIDOW together for a cosmic thrill ride you won't want to miss - and new villains you won't want to mess with!
Domino #1 - Impossible curves. Impossible shots. Impossible targets. Marvel's #1 soldier of fortune is back in an explosive new ongoing series! The product of a failed super-soldier program, Neena Thurman always made her own luck as the sharpshooting mercenary known as Domino... but what happens when her own powers betray her? The hunter becomes the hunted as every mercenary in the game smells blood in the water! Plus: A pair of beloved Marvel characters return!
Exiles #1 - Fan-favorite X-Man Blink once joined a team destined to save not just the world, but the entire Multiverse. And now, her teleporting talents are needed once again! When a mysterious threat begins eating away at the fabric of the Multiverse, the Unseen - the man once known as Nick Fury who now can only observe Earth from a lofty post on the moon - must recruit a champion to save it. But she can't do it alone. Who will join Blink's new team - and can they ever go home again?
Hunt for Wolverine One Shot - The RETURN OF WOLVERINE begins here, providing the first piece of a mystery that will leave no corner of the Marvel Universe untouched. Just as the X-Men have finally come to terms with Logan's death, they learn a terrible secret. Old wounds will be re-opened, truths questioned, and an epic quest begun. The earliest clues to the mystery of Wolverine's return are laid down here... who will solve it first?
Marvel Superhero Adventures #1 of 5 - "Marvel Super Hero Adventures is a chance to introduce the great heroes of Marvel to a brand new generation in exciting stories with lessons, adventures, and action that readers of all ages have come to expect from the House of Ideas! Each issue features Spider-Man teaming up with characters both classic, such as Black Panther and Doctor Strange, and popular new faces like Ms Marvel. Together they battle villains like Doc Ock, Taskmaster, Venom and more. This is the book you can pick up and share with anyone from your kids to your friends!" - Writer, Jim McCann
Thanos Annual #1 - STARRING COSMIC GHOST RIDER! Thanos is likely the most evil being in the universe...and if anyone would know, it's the all-new Cosmic Ghost Rider. Let the spirit of vengeance be your guide on a tour through the worst of the worst, as he reveals the most heinous deeds ever perpetrated by the Mad Titan...or by anyone else!
True Believers ($1 Reprints) - Avengers vs Thanos #1, Carol Danvers #1, Infinity Gauntlet #1, Infinity Incoming #1, Infinity War #1, Rebirth of Thanos #1, Thanos Rising #1, Thanos the First #1
New From DC and Dark Horse April 2018
No #1 this month for DC, but tons of special issues, like Action Comics #1000, and releases several very nice boxed sets of Batman.
Black Hammer Age of Doom #1 - The Eisner Award-winning superhero saga returns! Picking up immediately where we left off-Lucy Weber has become the new Black Hammer and right as she's about to reveal to our heroes how they got stuck on the farm and can escape she vanishes. Now our new Black Hammer finds herself trapped in a gritty world filled with punk rock detectives, emo gods, anthropomorphic humans, absurdist heroes, and many more weirdoes, in a mad world in which there is no escape!
Xerxes Fall of the House of Darius #1 - Frank Miller returns to the world of 300 with this sprawling historical epic! Persian King Xerxes sets out to conquer the world to avenge his father Darius's defeat and create an empire unlike anything the world has ever seen . . . Until the hardy Greeks produce a god king of their own, Alexander the Great.
Aliens Dust to Dust #1- The Trono colony on LV-871 is under attack. Emergency evacuations are ordered. Evac shuttles are taking off. All twelve-year-old Maxon and his mom have to do is make it to the spaceport. Except between them and it are . . . Aliens! A terrifying coming-of-age story by master storyteller Gabriel Hardman.
Resident Alien #1 Alien in New York - A stranded alien continues to hide in plain sight in Patience, Washington, posing as the small town's doctor. When a startling new mystery catches his attention, he takes a trip to New York City with one of his only human friends, a Native American shaman. Peter Hogan (2000 AD, Tom Strong) and Steve Parkhouse (Milkman Murders, Doctor Who) continue their unique, acclaimed science-fiction/murder-mystery series!
New From Image, IDW, Valiant, Titan April 2018
Analog #1 - CHAPTER ONE: Five years from now: the security of the internet has been totally destroyed. Secrets are no longer sent over the web, they're entrusted to armed couriers called "Ledger Men," like human punching-bag Jack McGinnis. He's got a gun in one hand and a briefcase handcuffed to the other. Danger lurks around every corner, and Jack has to watch his back-because he had a part in the cyber attack that changed the world. Get in on the ground floor of this new ongoing series and thrill as we slam Jack's fist into the faces of spies, mercs, fascists, and eventually less punchable adversaries like a very grumpy artificial intelligence.
Isola #1 - Childhood friends BRENDEN FLETCHER (MOTOR CRUSH) and Eisner Award-winning storyteller KARL KERSCHL (Gotham Academy) reunite on the comics page with a breathtaking fantasy adventure two decades in the making! The captain of the Royal Guard has fled the capital city with the Queen of Maar, suffering under the effects of an evil spell. Captain Rook's only hope of returning Queen Olwyn to her throne and saving the kingdom from impending war lies on an island half a world away-a place known in myth as Isola, land of the dead. Featuring lush color work by MSASSYK (Gotham Academy) and letters by ADITYA BIDIKAR (MOTOR CRUSH). Recommended for fans of Studio Ghibli and the work of Hayao Miyazaki.
Crude #1 - Killers once feared Piotr Petrovich. Now, they've sent his son home to him - in a body bag. Haunted by his failures, Piotr journeys across Russia to learn what type of man his son really was, while hunting the bastards who killed him. And once Piotr finds them, they will learn to fear him once more... GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer STEVE ORLANDO (VIRGIL, Midnighter) and artist GARRY BROWN (BLACK ROAD) deliver an emotional, bone-shattering account of murder, masculinity, and mayhem.
Dead Hand #1 - "COLD WAR RELICS," Part One: Carter Carlson was a highly decorated operative during the Cold War. But in the fall of 1991, as the Soviet Union collapsed, Carter discovered a secret that not only changed his life... but also altered the course of history. Now, as the mysterious "Dead Hand" threatens to end the world once again, the only thing standing in its way is the relationship between an old spy and a little boy.
Skyward #1 - "MY LOW-G LIFE," Part One: One day, gravity on earth suddenly became a fraction of what it is now. Twenty years later, humanity has adapted to its new low-gravity reality. And to Willa Fowler, a woman born just after G-day, it's...well, it's pretty awesome, actually. You can fly through the air! I mean, sure, you can also die if you jump too high. So you just don't jump too high. And maybe don't stumble into a dangerous plan to bring gravity back that could get you killed....
From writer JOE HENDERSON (showrunner of Fox's Lucifer) and artist LEE GARBETT (Lucifer, Loki: Agent of Asgard), SKYWARD is an adventure-filled exploration of our world turned upside down and a young woman's journey to find her place in it.
Image Firsts ($1 reprints of previous #1 books) - Afar, Age of Bronze, Curse Words, Fade Out, Fatale Curr PTG, Fear Agent, Hack Slash, Head Lopper, Lazarus, Mage, Moonshine, Moonstruck, Paper Girls, Redneck, Spawn, Street Angel, Sunstone,
Sonic the Hedgehog #1-4 (Released in 4 consecutive weeks!) - SONIC'S RACING INTO A NEW ADVENTURE! After defeating the evil Dr. Eggman's latest plot, Sonic is racing around the world to shut down the robotic Badnik forces that are still attacking villages. But it's a big job for one person-even Sonic the Hedgehog! Fortunately, he'll have some help from his best friend: Tails!
Antar #1 - Honor through perseverance. Legacy through diversity. IDW Publishing is proud to present the epic story of one of history's greatest warriors and finest poets: Antar the Black Knight. A despised camel driver born of an African slave mother and an Arab Noble father, Antar proves that heroes are made by embracing who we are and dreaming about what we can become.
Dungeons and Dragons: Evil at Baldur's Gate #1 - Minsc the Mighty-Evil Beware! The Baldur's Gate heroes return to the city at last, but their time adventuring in Ravenloft and the frozen northern reaches of the Realms has changed them. Each of them must face great trials ahead before they'll be ready to embrace their destiny. A new hero of the people roams the streets of Baldur's Gate, and Minsc feels left behind despite his own legend. Can he reclaim his place as the city's Beloved Ranger? Whatever happens, evil is going to get its butt kicked most thoroughly!
Star Trek Discovery Succession #1 - In this, the second Discovery miniseries from IDW Publishing, your favorite characters from the hit CBS All Access series dive into an adventure tied directly into the second half of the first season!
Star Wars Adventures Annual 2018 - With Leia injured, it's up to Luke to undertake a sensitive diplomatic mission with the easily-irritated Sarkans! What should be a routine meeting soon turns into an action-packed adventure with the fate of the galaxy on the line!
X-Files Case Files for Florida Man #1 - To celebrate X-Files's 25th anniversary, IDW Publishing is launching a new series of The X-Files case files! Under this banner, faithful fans will see the release of numerous micro-series, featuring stories that explore X-Files of the past and present by top talent from comics and prose! In "Florida Man..." Scully and Mulder are sent to a small Florida town to investigate a rash of bizarre crimes only to find themselves in the clutches of an alligator-worshiping cult.
No new #1 series this month for Valiant, but keep an eye out on our website and Facebook for special orders and other news.
Prisoner #1 - The cult TV series comes to life in a brand new comic series by writer Peter Milligan and artist Colin Lorimer! Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first US transmission, this new series transports readers back to the mysterious village where everyone is a number!
Forever Free #1 - Based on the award-winning Forever Free novel by Joe Haldeman. Surrounded by a society that is too autocratic and intrusive, living a dull existence which cannot compare to the certainties of combat and feeling increasingly alienated, the veterans plan an escape to the future by means of space travel and relativity. But when their ship starts to fail, their journey becomes a search for the unknown entity responsible.
Season of the Snake #1 - Written by award-winning science fiction writer Serge Lehman, creator of the Chimera Brigade. Rich and intricate world, perfect for both science fiction and fantasy fans! In the intersection, order is key. Having connected solar systems to one another through a series of space tunnels, humans have managed to conquer the universe. But long before humans dominated, there were native species, and after thousands of years something is waking up...
Supermansion #1 - Based on the Emmy nominated web-based animated show airing on Crackle, now featured on Adult Swim! Starring the vocal talents of Bryan Cranston, Chris Pine, Keegan-Michael Key, Jillian Bell, Yvette Nicole Brown and Zeb Wells, produced by Robot Chicken's Seth Green! Comic written by show writer Barry Hutchinson! Aging superhero Titanium Rex, and his has-been team known as The League of Freedom, struggle to stay relevant in a changing world.
Other New Titles April 2018
Lady Death Unholy Ruin #1 (Coffin) New Story! New Format! News that her beloved mother Marion is being held captive leads Lady Death straight into Gore Galore, a horrific, twisted reality show televised throughout Hell that pits the diva of death against hordes of cannibal serial killers, supernatural slashers, even former allies. It's a suicide trap masterminded by the Hellbourne Elders to wipe Lady Death off the face of Hell! Can Lady Death prevail and be reunited with her mother? Meanwhile, Hellwitch and her Hellbourne army descend to exact revenge! Featuring the return of a beloved character, the introduction of Mr. Atticus Marrow and re-introducing War Angel!
Three Stooges Slaptastic Special (American Mythology) The original funnymen of Vaudeville are back and this time they are trapped in virtual reality! Enjoy a wonderful mix of classic and modern Three Stooges storytelling in the Slaptastic Special! The Three Stooges Slaptastic Special comes with three covers - Main by Brendon & Brian Fraim, Color Photo, and a special Limited Edition B&W Photo cover!
Tap Dance Killer # 1 (Hero Tomorrow) Actress Nikki St Clair was the sweetest gal in the city until she was cast in a horror show musical as the Tap Dance Killer. Now, unable to shake the role, this 1920s-esque bizarre mobster assassin is out on the streets dealing damage with a theatrical flair that leaves 'em, quite literally, slain in the isles! This first issue also features the first appearance of a knockout new villain!
Survival Fetish #1 (Black Mask) Downtown Honolulu is a sniper alley, and Saheer runs it better than anyone. He's a local celebrity for transporting medicine and information across a no-man's land occupied by militias and street gangs. But what people say about you is never the full story, and when the cheers die out Saheer is left with just his anxieties... and his secrets. The first of a five-issue series that keeps its foot pressed on your adrenal gland. From Patrick Kindlon (We Can Never Go Home, There's Nothing There, S.H.I.E.L.D.: Quake) and illustrator Antonio Fuso (James Bond), Survival Fetish is a pulse-pounding thrill-ride that mixes political intrigue with deep characters and high octane action.
Rochele Vol 2 #1 of 3 (Anarctic Press) Insect-tacular superhero Rochelle and her friends embark on a spring break vacation like no other in the beautiful Florida Keys. But their vacation quickly becomes an adventure as they delve into "The Legend of Skeeter, the Key West Ghoul"!
Portal Bound #1 (Aspen) Their Future Depends on Each Other in Aspen's newest series! The warrior world of Havos is in peril! The megalomaniac Emperor Atilus, and his bio-mechanical beasts known as the Fymiera are hell bent on a plot that spells doom for their parallel world, Earth! Enter: Sybil, a soldier princess who has come to Earth seeking aid from the only person on the planet who can help her take down the Emperor: 17-year old high school student, Elias Rivera. Teamed up with the brilliant scientist, Riley, and the quick-witted Brett, in order to save both worlds, Elias and Sybil will have to fight as one... literally. Don't miss the premiere issue to Aspen's brand new action-adventure saga from writers Mark Roslan (BubbleGun, Broken Pieces) and newcomer Gabe Carrasco, with artist Alex Arizmendi (Edge of Venomverse: War Stories, Secret Empire: Brave New World) as they bring us a tale of two earths in need of two heroes!
Mainstream #1 (Zenescope) There are people on this Earth that do not belong. It's up to a Chicago detective and a covert, interdimensional police force to send them back where they came from! Don't miss this brand new five issue mini-series from the creative minds of Michael Dolce, Talent Caldwell, Tony Moy, and Darren Sanchez.
Live Work #1 of 6 (Adhouse Books) Welcome to 2007 New York, a year before the financial crash, in which a provisional community of young artists attempt to come together to carve out a space for themselves and launch their own careers, all while toiling in the margins of the booming New York art world. Welcome to the world of Live/Work!
Love and Aardvarks #1 (Aardvark Vanaheim) Jingles' 10 CGC-graded copies of Love & Rockets No. 21; if only Cerebus had married Maggie and Hopey; Jerusalem Crickets and The Crazy Catholics Hallelujah Chorus; An Ox's Nard; Cerebus develops "Cerebus Go"; God vs. Tarim; Philosophers on Jesus' teachings; "Aardvark Amuck"; Epic-length "Satan the Closeted Gilbert & Sullivan Fan"; Infernal Realms Police Training; John Lennon in Hell?; Drinking in Hell; Infernal Intercontinental Wrestling Title.
Brothers Dracul #1 - (Afterchock) The legend of Vlad the Impaler is the stuff of nightmares. The inspiration for the most iconic of monsters-Dracula-Vlad tortured and murdered thousands of victims. But what turned him into such a depraved killer? The truth lies in his teenage years, when Vlad and his brother Radu were held hostage by the Ottoman Empire. During this time, the brothers learned many things-archery, riding, the art of combat, matters of court...and how to stalk and slay vampires. From writer Cullen Bunn (DARK ARK, UNHOLY GRAIL, X-Men Blue, Deadpool, Venom) and artist Mirko Colak (UNHOLY GRAIL,The Punisher) comes a tale of brothers and blood that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.
Daygloayhole #1 of 4 - (Silver Sprocket) How's your post apocalypse going? Enjoying the irradiated deserts, menacing clouds of sentient porn magazines, mutant police, and hipsters on some street art kick? No? This is the best the end of the world gets. Social and political commentary mixed with punk nonsense and gore drawn in vibrant florescent colors.
Jeepers Creepers #1 - (Dynamite) Grad student Devin Toulson is writing his dream thesis on Myths in American History, but when his research takes him on a journey reaching back centuries, Devin finds something horrifying. Something that crosses cultures, locations, and eras. Something that returns for a bloody feeding every 23 years. Will this young man's investigation uncover simply an urban legend or will he come face to face with an immortal monster that has terrorized humanity from the shadows since man first walked the country?
Robocop Citizen's Arrest #1 - (Boom! Studios) Brian Wood, the visionary writer behind DMZ and Briggs Land, and Jorge Coelho (Venom, Rocket Racoon) present a provocative vision of a future where justice is crowdsourced and lethal. It's been decades since the RoboCop program first began. Corporations have taken over the schools and the government.and law enforcement is the biggest private contract of all. Traditional police forces no longer exist as all citizens are encouraged.and rewarded.to spy on their neighbors. There is only one authority on the streets: ROBOCOP.
Swashbucklers Saga Continues #1 - (Dynamite) The last we saw of the crew of the Starshadow in the pages of Bill Mantlo and Butch Guice's Swords of the Swashbucklers, it seemed that all was lost. Decades later, Raader and her crew return to bring their adventuring to the cosmos once again! Marc Guggenheim (X-Men Gold, Spider-Man) and Andrea Mutti (Rebels, Port of Earth) team up to continue the epic space adventure. Learn of the return of the legendary space pirates as The Saga Continues!
Disney Pixar Brave One Shot (Joe Books) Embark on an adventure of a lifetime in this vibrant 48-page comic book adaptation of Brave drawn by Disney•Pixar's master artists. Merida is a skilled archer and the impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the lords of the land, unleashing chaos and fury in the kingdom. But when she turns to an eccentric old wise woman for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish.
Filbert Factor #1 Rejected by FCBD - American Mythology Holy crap - a super limited 250 copy Blueprint Edition of Mike Wolfer's The Filbert Factor! You can be one of the goobers grabbing up this hard to find issue and sending it right to your friendly neighborhood slabbing company. Raisins not included.
Fruit Ninja Ancient Origins #1 - (Keenspot) One thousand years ago in the kingdom of Fruitasia, four young students train under the beady but watchful eye of the Sensei. Their mission: Protect and serve the land through use of the closely-guarded secret powers of Juice Jitsu, a mysterious martial art that harnesses the hidden powers of fruit! In this juicy debut issue, the treasured artifact goes missing and the Fruit Ninjas must track it down. All-new comic stories based on the second highest-selling mobile game of all time with over 1 billion downloads!
Helm #1 - (Action Lab) Pursued by the merciless Legion, the mysterious witch Luna Lumere, wanted for a laundry list of "crimes against the Commonwealth," evades capture in an effort to intercept a train carrying Eldrick Spellsong, Jr., a "magick-maker" she believes to be the key to unlocking an age-old prophecy.
Her Infernal Descent #1 - (Aftershock) A tale of loss told in five parts. Any good mom would march through the inferno of HELL to get her family back. Unable to cope with the burden of grief, a middle-aged mom descends the nine circles of hell to retrieve her forsaken family. Guided by the ghosts of William Blake and Agatha Christie, this no-nonsense mother journeys deep into a bizarre underworld filled with celebrity sinners, surreal landscapes, and absurd tasks. Her Infernal Descent is a retelling of Dante's Inferno that updates the themes for a modern audience. From the writers of the break-out hit The Dregs, and the artist of Roche Limit, this is HELL like you've never seen before.
Rugrats "R" is for Reptar 2018 Special - (Boom Studios) When the power goes out at the Pickles house, the babies and adults come together to share their own personal favorite Reptar stories. This collection includes short stories by Grandpa Lou, Phil & Lil, Angelica Pickles, Susie Carmichael, and Tommy Pickles as they each tell you their own version of Reptar.
Wasted Space #1 - (Vault) Billy Bane is a prophet who got it all wrong, and the galaxy has been burning ever since. All he wants is to waste away in the darkest corner of space with his best pal Dust, a supercharged Fuq bot. But when a new prophet comes calling, Billy is summoned to save the galaxy he's at least partially responsible for destroying. Too bad he couldn't care less. Michael Moreci and Hayden Sherman have thrown Philip K. Dick in a blender with Preacher. Take a sip and get wasted.
Apama the Undiscovered Animal #1 - (Hero Tomorrow) The most inexplicable superhero of all time! Cleveland ice cream truck driver, Ilyia Zjarsky, goes hiking and stumbles upon the spirit force of the most savage creature mankind has never known! The acclaimed saga is printed in single issues for the first time ever in a new monthly ongoing series!
Black AF Widows and Orphans #1 - (Black Mask) In a world where only black people have superpowers, what price do they fetch on the black market? From the pages of BLACK, this new story features Anansi and Hoodrat investigating a human trafficking ring that will take them across the globe and bring them face-to-face with dark pasts of abuse, child soldiers, and families torn apart.
Cyber Spectre #1 - (Scout) In a world run by super-computers and where the judicial system is purely digital, there is no human error, just a singular artificial intelligence that calculates the outcome of every possible crime. From murder to drug deals, the computer determines the fate of all humanity. But there's a crime that seems to have slipped through the cracks - who or what is the Cyber Spectre? A special back-up feature, The Kromik, by Rich Emms and Carlos Zuniga rounds off this first issue.
Danger Doll Squad Galactic Gladiators #1 - (Action Lab) The popular Danger Zone team-up event series returns! Zombie Tramp, Vampblade, and DollFace come together again, and this time they're forced into battle... in space! When a new cosmic threat plucks the girls from Earth and places them into her galactic combat arena, can our lethal ladies measure up against the baddest gladiators from across the cosmos? The next Zombie Tramp universe crossover starts here, with covers from some of the series' hottest artists, each with their own risqué variant as well!
Deep Roots #1 - (Vault) Roots, once suffocating under cement, tear through the streets of London to throttle buildings. Vegetable homunculi hold up banks with automatic weapons. There is a green and blooming world beyond our own, fighting back against the human pollutant. We will launch a rescue mission to this Otherworld. But it is cruel and unknowable, and should we become tangled in its vines, more than cities will fall. From Dan Watters and Val Rodrigues comes a story of two worlds, of myth and man, of science and fiction, and the roots they share.
And That’s Not All….!!
This list doesn’t even touch all of the Manga, new Hardcover Editions, Trade Paperbacks (collections of comic books in one bound edition), or Graphic Novels (complete original story not featured in a monthly) – not to mention all of the toys, statues, and apparel that come out every month! That would be at least 7 more of these articles, every month! I'm just going to stick to comics for now. If you are interested in finding out about all of the rest (and get yours before they sell out!), just come on down to the shop for an in-depth look in the Previews book, or take one home for about $4 - which also gets you a free copy of Image+ (normally $2). While you are in for a visit, don’t forget to set up your subscription or pre-order. You can even pre-fill a form at home and drop it by. Stop by at least once a month to check out the new stuff and pick up your subscription…