Blue & Gold #1 Review

(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Ryan Sook

  • An excellent first issue for two of DC’s more under-utilised characters – Booster Gold and Blue Beetle.
  • Coming from the team of writer Dan Jurgens and artist Ryan Sook, it’s no surprise this is a witty first issue and that it looks absolutely gorgeous.
  • Ted Kord (Blue Beetle) is semi retired after the chastening experience of the recent Suicide Squad run when he was mistaken for the big bad guy, and some health issues.
  • Michael Carter (Booster Gold) is the ultimate opportunist superhero and has fully embraced social media and  broadcasts live streams of all his battles, though they don’t always go the way he would hope! But as the issue opens, he may be the Justice Leagues last hope…
  • But he’s gonna need to get the band back together and seeks out Ted to join him on his quest as the Blue Beetle…
  • There’s just something pleasingly old school about this title. Good old fashioned four colour adventures with a buddy cop dynamic, daring adventures and last minute escapes. All framed by the constant social media reactions to the action on the page.
  • Great start to a very promising miniseries.

Recommendations from June’s Previews Books – Releases Due in August 2021

Each month, we like to go through the Previews books, and pick out all of the titles that we believe are not to be missed!  We will always do a podcast on our choices as well that can be found elsewhere on the website!  And now?

We will have a monthly article right here on the website for you to have a peek at.  For those who don’t know, the comic industry is built on a pre-order system.  We will have the Previews books sent to us, and then we place an order for upcoming titles two months in advance.

This advance monthly order is the only way to 100% guarantee that we can source specific books for our customers, so the earlier we receive preorders the better!

So if any of the following recommended titles appeal to you, do get in touch and let us know if you’d like them added to your pull list.  Don’t have a pull list?  Get in touch and we can guide you through it.  At Coffee & Heroes, we have no minimum or maximum books required in order to set up a pull list with us.

If it’s on your pull list then you’re guaranteed that title on release day and at cover price. So allow us to guide you through the best of the best from the June 2021 Previews Books, due for release in August 2021!

Alan’s Picks

Batman: Fear State Alpha #1

(W) James Tynion IV (A) Riccardo Federici

This August, the Scarecrow is sending Gotham City straight to Hell, and it’s up to Batman and his allies to stop it!

Fear State is a horror-themed Gotham City event that unifies plot threads started in DC’s 2021 publishing events, DC Future State and Infinite Frontier. Fear State not only continues the Scarecrow’s vision of a fear-controlled Gotham, but also Mayor Christopher Nakano’s mission to protect the city with his ground-breaking deal with the Magistrate.

The event over a year in the making begins…Fear State settles upon Gotham City, and no one is safe! Overwhelmed by the dual threat of the Scarecrow and Peacekeeper-01, Batman and his allies have been one step behind since the events of Infinite Frontier #0…and with the arrival of a mysterious anti-Oracle and the return of Poison Ivy, Batman might have more than he can handle!

The Joker Presents: Puzzlebox #1

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Jesus Merino

You can call the Joker a lot of things—psychopathic, murderous, disturbed, obsessed, anarchic, maybe even genuinely funny. But one thing no one would call him, regardless of what side of the law you may fall on, is dependable. The Joker will double-cross his own partners on a whim, let alone anyone trying to stop him. He’s stabbed Harley Quinn in the back, played the Legion of Doom for fools and shown that he can’t even be trusted not to turn on himself (in last year’s Batman: Three Jokers). You can’t take the Joker at his word, not even when it comes to his own history. As he’s famously said, if he’s going to have a past, he prefers “it to be multiple choice.”

Yet, when it comes to solving one of the strangest, most perplexing mysteries to ever hit Gotham, the Joker’s word is about all that you have.

The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox is one of the more unique comic books to see print in years…if not ever. A mystery with the most unreliable narrator in the DC Universe, this seven-issue miniseries finds Commissioner Gordon and the rest of the GCPD with a headline-grabbing crime on their hands, a suspect list that includes just about every villain in Gotham and the only the Clown Prince of Crime’s testimony as a lead. But how much of what the Joker says can you believe? Was he behind the crime, or just a witness? Is that red stain on his shirt just a little strawberry jelly like he claims, or is it something more sinister? And why isn’t anyone else willing to talk?

Batman: The World HC

DC takes Batmans war on crime worldwide in a new hardcover anthology, Batman: The World. This 160-page book will feature Batman stories by creative teams from across the globe, taking place in their home countries.

This original Batman project launches worldwide on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 and the complete anthology will be localized to the following international territories: North America, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic, Russia, Poland, Turkey, Mexico, Brazil, China, Korea, and Japan.

This global collaboration is the first of its kind for DC, so join us for this phenomenon, proving that Batman is a true pop culture iconand that the call for justice knows no borders.

The Defenders #1 (of 5)

(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Javier Rodriguez

SUPERSTARS AL EWING & JAVIER RODR GUEZ REUNITE FOR A COSMOS-COLLIDING JOURNEY!
When existence itself faces extraordinary threats, it needs an extraordinary defense! That’s when you call…THE DEFENDERS!
DOCTOR STRANGE and the MASKED RAIDER take a non-team of Marvel’s weirdest, wildest heroes on a mission that will uncover the hidden architecture of reality itself! This cosmos was not the first to exist…but if the DEFENDERS can’t track Marvel’s oldest villain through the deepest trenches of time – it might be the last!

Eat The Rich #1 (of 5)

(W) Sarah Gailey (A) Pius Bak (CA) Kevin Tong

What unspeakable horror eats away at the heart of Crestfall Bluffs?

With law school and her whole life ahead of her, Joey plans to summer with her boyfriend Astor in his seemingly perfect hometown of Crestfall Bluffs.

It’s a chance to finally meet Astor’s family and childhood friends, all while enjoying a vacation with every need attended to by servants.

But beneath the affluent perfection lies a dark, deadly rot… will Joey discover the truth before it’s too late, and if she does, can she survive to tell the tale?

The bold, horrifying psychological thriller from Hugo Award-winning author Sarah Gailey (The Echo Wife, Magic For Liars) with artist Pius Bak (Firefly, The Magicians), perfect for fans of Stillwater and Nailbiter!

Vicki’s Picks

The Me You Love in the Dark #1 (of 5)

(W) Skottie Young (A/CA) Jorge Corona

Writer SKOTTIE YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND, Deadpool, Strange Academy) and artist JORGE CORONA (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET, Super Sons, Feathers) follow up their critically acclaimed series MIDDLEWEST with a brand-new haunting tale. An artist named Ro retreats from the grind of the city to an old house in a small town to find solace and inspiration without realizing the muse within is not what she expected. Fans of Stephen King and Neil Gaiman will enjoy this beautiful, dark, and disturbing story of discovery, love, and terror.

Killer Queens #1

(W) David M. Booher (A/CA) Claudia Balboni

Meet Max and Alex. Reformed intergalactic assassins for hire. On the run. Also super gay. Their former boss-a fluffy monkey with a jetpack-is hot on their tail to take back his stolen ship. They gotta eat, so they take a mission from Alex’s old flame. Your standard no-kill, casualty-free kidnapping recovery from a nearby moon. Only complication? Half the moon is ruled by a fascist dictator hostile to foreigners. They’re the Killer Queens, so what could possibly go wrong?

Join rising star David M. Booher (Canto, Alien Bounty Hunter) and an all-LGBTQ creative team as they tackle issues of love, xenophobia, and the terror of fascist dictatorships in this hilarious sci-fi epic.

Not All Robots #1

(W) Mark Russell (A) Mike Deodato (CA) Rahzzah

In the year 2056, robots have replaced human beings in the workforce. An uneasy co-existence develops between the newly intelligent robots and the ten billion humans living on Earth. Every human family is assigned a robot upon whom they are completely reliant. What could possibly go wrong? Meet the Walters, a human family whose robot, Razorball, ominously spends his free time in the garage working on machines which they’re pretty sure are designed to kill them in this sci-fi satire from Mark Russell (The Flintstones, Second Coming) and Mike Deodato Jr. (The Amazing Spider-Man,The Resistance).

Once & Future #19

(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Dan Mora
Brand New Story Arc!  Jumping On Point!

Is it possible that King Arthur and Merlin can save England from…King Arthur(s) and Merlin(s)?!?! A very strange war is a brewin’ indeed.  The Otherworld and our world have collided and England is ground zero for the chaos!

Bridgette has spent her whole life fighting to prevent this future from happening, but now that it’s arrived she’s at a loss. Fortunately, she has Duncan by her side, and he’s not about to let Gran give up.

The House TP

(W) Phillip Sevy (A/CA) Drew Zucker

During the Battle of the Bulge, a squadron of US soldiers is caught in a blizzard while patrolling through the woods. Seeking refuge from the impending white out, they stumble across an abandoned manor, seeking shelter and safety. Once inside, however, the doors disappear, rooms begin to morph, exits become entrances, and they quickly realize there is no safety to be found! As their eyes deceive them, their minds descend into madness, panic, and paranoia. Is this real? Or is there more to this labyrinth than what resides within the walls? Secrets are revealed, history is retold, and death is the only mercy.

Keith’s Picks

Fantastic Four #35

(W) Dan Slott, Mark Waid (A) John Romita, More (CA) Mark Brooks

A TITANIC 60TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE!
The entire Kang bloodline is out to destroy every era of the Fantastic Four! How can Reed, Sue, Ben and Johnny hope to survive simultaneous attacks across their lifetimes by Rama Tut, the Scarlet Centurion, Kang the Conqueror and Kang’s final descendant, the sinister Scion?! Join the FF and some special surprise guest stars as John Romita Jr. returns to Marvel and joins forces with writer Dan Slott for this celebratory adventure! Marvel’s First Family will literally never be the same again!
Plus: Mark Waid and Paul Renaud deliver dramatic new insights into the origin of the fabulous foursome in an all-new anniversary tale!

Darkhawk #1

(W) Kyle Higgins (A) Juanan Ramirez (CA) Iban Coello

Who is the ALL-NEW DARKHAWK?
Connor Young is a seventeen-year-old star basketball player with the world ahead of him, until a surprising medical diagnosis changes everything. But what happens when a mysterious amulet finds him and gives him powers beyond belief? What will he do with these new abilities? Get in on the ground floor as KYLE HIGGINS (RISE OF ULTRAMAN, Radiant Black) and JUANAN RAM REZ (WEB OF VENOM) start a new era.

Spider-Man: Life Story Annual #1

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Chip Zdarsky

A Special Encore Return to the World of SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY by the Original Creative Team!
SPIDER-MAN. He’s a threat. He’s a menace. And J. JONAH JAMESON will do whatever it takes to make the world see it! But in this companion piece to last year’s hit miniseries SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY, will the decades of his obsession bear fruit for Jonah…or be his destruction?
CHIP ZDARSKY and MARK BAGLEY reunite for this story told in a world where Marvel’s beloved characters aged in real time!

Echolands #1

(W) J. H. Williams, Haden Blackman (A) Dave Stewart (A/CA) J. H. Williams

A MAJOR IMAGE COMICS 2021 EVENT.

The story of Earth’s last war starts with Hope’s sticky fingers…

The multiple award winning BATWOMAN team JH Williams III (Promethea, The Sandman: Overture, Batman) and W. Haden Blackman (Star Wars, Elektra) reunite for an all-new ongoing series! They’re joined once again by colorist supreme Dave Stewart and master letterer Todd Klein.

In a bizarre future world that has forgotten its history, a reckless thief Hope Redhood holds the key to excavating its dark strange past – if only she and her crew can escape a tyrannical wizard and his unstoppable daughter. But fate will send them all on a path leading to a war between worlds.

ECHOLANDS is a landscape format mythic fiction epic where anything is possible; a fast-paced genre mashup adventure that combines everything from horror movie vampires to classic mobsters and cyborg elves, to Roman demigods and retro rocket ships. It’s going to be a helluva ride!

Each issue of the series will offer a Raw Cut edition, featuring the art from J H Williams III as it looked leaving his work studio.

Star Trek: The Mirror War #0

(W) David Tipton, Scott Tipton (A/CA) Carlos Nieto

Get caught up with the Mirror Enterprise-D before its crew-helmed by Jean-Luc Picard-faces new threats and challenges in the upcoming Mirror War event!

Following the failure of the attempt to steal ships from the Prime Universe, Picard and the Mirror Crew are called back to Earth to report to the Emperor personally… so long as they can survive the trip!

Roddy’s Picks

Second Chances #1

(W) Ricky Mammone (A/CA) Max Bertolini

Second Chances Hotline – call now and get a new identity! All you need is some cash, a proper referral, and a very good reason to start over. When Leblanc, the man behind the hotline, is approached by a shady figure from his past, he’s forced to accept a new client who doesn’t meet any of the requirements – a client with chemically induced amnesia in desperate need of protection. Up-and-coming writer RICKY MAMMONE and artist MAX BERTOLINI  (The Witcher, Nathan Never) explode onto the scene with this psychedelic, action-packed, bizarre noir that feels like John Wick punching through an existential French New Wave fever dream.

Transformers: King Grimlock #1

(W) Steve Orlando (A) Agustin Padilla (CA) Cary Nord

KING GRIMLOCK BEGINS! Grimlock, the beloved powerhouse T-rex with an attitude and one of the strongest Cybertronians in existence, finds himself magically transported to a world of fantastical beasts and strange powers! In this savage world, where the strong rule with sword and iron, Grimlock finds a new opportunity to prove he’s the strongest there is… but as Grimlock and the human barbarian, Arko, will learn, sometimes brute strength isn’t enough.

Written by Steve Orlando (Wonder Woman, Justice League of America) with art by Agustin Padilla (Dungeons & Dragons, Suicide Squad), King Grimlock features the iconic Transformers character in a solo adventure through a world of swords-and-sorcery unlike anything you’ve ever seen!

God of Tremors #1

(W) Peter Milligan (A/CA) Piotr Kowalski

A 19th Century gothic horror of exorcism, demonic worship and epilepsy.

When Aubrey has his first seizure, he’s pulled out of school and hidden away in the family’s remote country estate. His father – a high-ranking English priest – tries to chase the “devil” out of Aubrey – but maybe the devil lurks in the grotesque pagan effigy that dwells on the grounds. And maybe the devil will turn out to be Aubrey’s only ally…

A singular tale of nightmarish terror and creeping enlightenment told against a backdrop of ignorance and brutality, GOD OF TREMORS springs from the fertile imagination of award-winning writer Peter Milligam (OUT OF BODY, Shade the Changing Man, X-Force) with illustrations from Piotr Kowalski (JOIN THE FUTURE, Sex).

Deadbox #1

(W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Ben Tiesma

Welcome to the town of Lost Turkey, where the main source of entertainment is a cursed DVD machine that seems to know more about the fate of its citizens than they do.

Maria Llovet’s Porcelain #1

(W) Maria Llovet (A/CA) Maria Llovet

First ABLAZE brought you the surreal, bewitching tale of Maria Llovet’s Eros/Psyche…now comes Porcelain.
Beryl’s life in the desert, living with her aunt and her cat, is relatively simple…until the day she finds and enters the Dollhouse.
Stuck inside an ever-changing mystery house that hunts children and turns them into dolls, Beryl goes on a psychedelic journey where she must face the notion of her own limitations and move past them…before she becomes the building’s newest prey.
PORCELAIN is a labyrinth of a psychologically thrilling experience told in a way that only acclaimed creator Maria Llovet (Faithless, Heartbeat, Loud, Eros/Psyche) can tell it.

And there you have it, our picks from the June Previews Book!  Any titles appeal to you, just get in touch and we’ll make sure you never miss an issue!

Recommendations from April’s Previews Books – Releases Due in June 2021

Each month, we like to go through the Previews books, and pick out all of the titles that we believe are not to be missed!  We will always do a podcast on our choices as well that can be found elsewhere on the website!  And now?

We will have a monthly article right here on the website for you to have a peek at.  For those who don’t know, the comic industry is built on a pre-order system.  We will have the Previews books sent to us, and then we place an order for upcoming titles two months in advance.

This advance monthly order is the only way to 100% guarantee that we can source specific books for our customers, so the earlier we receive preorders the better!

So if any of the following recommended titles appeal to you, do get in touch and let us know if you’d like them added to your pull list.  Don’t have a pull list?  Get in touch and we can guide you through it.  At Coffee & Heroes, we have no minimum or maximum books required in order to set up a pull list with us.

If it’s on your pull list then you’re guaranteed that title on release day and at cover price. So allow us to guide you through the best of the best from the April 2021 Previews Books, due for release in June 2021!

DC COMICS

BATMAN: REPTILIAN – FROM THE CREATOR OF THE BOYS COMES BATMAN’S DARKEST TALE YET!

written by Garth Ennis
art by Liam Sharp
cover by Liam Sharp

What strikes fear into the hearts of those who terrorize Gotham? It used to be Batman, but something far more frightening than a mere man stalks the shadows—and it’s after Gotham’s villains. How savage must a monster be to haunt the dreams of monsters? Pick up this dark and bone-chilling tale by comics legends Garth Ennis and Liam Sharp to find out!

BATMAN: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE – SEASON 2 #1 – THE COURT OF OWLS ARE INTRODUCED INTO THE WORLD OF BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES! 

written by Alan Burnett and Paul Dini
art by Ty Templeton
cover by Riley Rossmo

Gotham City is changing. After Mayor Hill is killed by a mysterious assailant, Batman finds himself tracking down an ancient order that’s long been buried under the streets of Gotham: the Court of Owls. But what does this group have to gain from the death of Mayor Hill, and how can Deadman help the Dark Knight?

THE NICE HOUSE ON THE LAKE #1 – FOLLOWING IN THE STEPS OF SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN, COMES A BRAND NEW HORROR TITLE FROM JAMES TYNION IV!

written by James Tynion IV
art by Álvaro Martínez Bueno
cover by Álvaro Martínez Bueno

Everyone who was invited to the house knows Walter—well, they know him a little, anyway. Some met him in childhood; some met him months ago. And Walter’s always been a little…off. But after the hardest year of their lives, nobody was going to turn down Walter’s invitation to an astonishingly beautiful house in the woods, overlooking an enormous sylvan lake. It’s beautiful, it’s opulent, it’s private—so a week of putting up with Walter’s weird little schemes and nicknames in exchange for the vacation of a lifetime? Why not? All of them were at that moment in their lives when they could feel themselves pulling away from their other friends; wouldn’t a chance to reconnect be…nice?

With Something Is Killing The Children and The Department of Truth, James Tynion IV has changed the face of horror in modern comics — now get ready for his most ambitious story yet, alongside his Detective Comics partner Álvaro Martínez Bueno!

BATMAN / FORTNITE: ZERO POINT #1 – THE WORLDS OF GOTHAM AND FORTNITE COLLIDE!

story consultant and concept by Donald Mustard
pencils by Reilly Brown
inks by Nelson Faro DeCastro
cover by Mikel Janín

A crack splits the sky above Gotham City…a tear in reality itself. This rift pulls the Dark Knight into a bizarre and unfamiliar world, with no memory of who he is or where he came from…Batman has been drawn into Fortnite! As our hero fights to recall his past and escape an endless loop of chaos and struggle, he’ll come face to face with the likes of Renegade Raider, Fishstick, Bandolier, and more. While the World’s Greatest Detective strives to make sense of this strange new world, he’ll uncover the shocking truth about the Island, what lies beyond the Loop, and how everything is connected to the mysterious Zero Point. Uncover secrets never before revealed in the game or anywhere else! Every fan of Batman, Fortnite, stunning art , and edge-of-your-seat excitement won’t want to miss the Caped Crusader facing off against Fortnite champions on the Island in a desperate attempt to save not only himself, but other familiar faces from the DCU…and perhaps the Multiverse itself!

Each print issue includes a redeemable code for a bonus digital cosmetic in Fortnite inspired by the comic. Get the new Rebirth Harley Quinn Outfit with issue #1. Digital issues of Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point downloaded from DC UNIVERSE INFINITE (US only) will also include these bonus digital codes.

INFINITE FRONTIER #1 – FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED TO THE HEROES WHO RETURNED AFTER THE EVENTS OF DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL!

written by  Joshua Williamson
art by Xermanico
cover by Mitch Gerads

When our heroes saved the Muliverse from Perpetua in Dark Nights: Death Metal, everything was put back where it belonged…and we do mean everything. All the damage from all the Crises was undone, and heroes long thought gone returned from whatever exile they had been in. Most of them, at least. Alan Scott, the Green Lantern from the Justice Society of America, has noticed some of his allies are still missing in action, and he’s determined to find them. There are others, though, who would rather remain hidden than explain themselves, like Roy Harper, a.k.a. Arsenal, a man who should be dead but now is not. Plus, what does all this mean for the DCU’s place in the Multiverse? On opposite sides of a dimensional divide, both Barry Allen and President Superman ponder this question. Not to mention the Darkseid of it all! Or a team of Multiversal heroes called Justice Incarnate!

SUPERGIRL: WOMAN OF TOMORROW #1 – TOM KING TACKLES THE ADVENTURES OF KARA ZOR-EL!

written by Tom King
art by Bilquis Evely
cover by Bilquis Evely

Kara Zor-El has seen some epic adventures over the years, but finds her life without meaning or purpose. Here she is, a young woman who saw her planet destroyed and was sent to Earth to protect a baby cousin who ended up not needing her. What was it all for? Wherever she goes, people only see her through the lens of Superman’s fame. Just when Supergirl thinks she’s had enough, everything changes. An alien girl seeks her out for a vicious mission. Her world has been destroyed, and the bad guys responsible are still out there. She wants revenge, and if Supergirl doesn’t help her, she’ll do it herself, whatever the cost. Now a Kryptonian, a dog, and an angry, heartbroken child head out into space on a journey that will shake them to their very core.

DC PRIDE #1 – TO COMMEMORATE PRIDE MONTH IS AN ANTHOLOGY TITLE CELEBRATING DC’S AWESOME LIBRARY OF LGBTQ+ CHARACTERS!

PRIDE INTRODUCTION

The DC Universe is visually represented as a kaleidoscope of color, encompassing the courage, empathy, strength, and passion that’s left an indelible mark on DC’s storytelling for the past 85+ years. DC’s comic books call to mind the world around us, which makes the characters and their adventures equal parts entertaining, inspiring, and meaningful to audiences of every generation across the globe. These may be Superheroes and super-villains, but the more you get to know them, the more you realize they can’t be boxed in by those binary labels. Like all of us, there’s a humanity present, which includes perfections, faults, successes, failures, doubt, pride, and everything in between. We welcome everyone to find and celebrate their places in the ever-expanding DC Universe! #DCPride

DC Pride #1

written by James Tynion IV, Mariko Tamaki, Steve Orlando,
Vita Ayala, Nicole Maines, Danny Lore, Sam Johns,
Sina Grace, and Andrew Wheeler
art by KLAUS JANSON, AMY REEDER, STEPHEN BYRNE, TRUNG LÊ
NGUYEN, LUCIANO VECCHIO, LISA STERLE, RACHAEL STOTT, RO STEIN,
TED BRANDT, SKYLAR PATRIDGE, AND MORE!
cover by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Tamra Bonvillain

DC celebrates Pride Month with nine all-new stories starring fan-favorite LGBTQIA+ characters Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Midnighter, Extraño, Batwoman, Aqualad, Alan Scott, Obsidian, Future State Flash, Renee Montoya, Pied Piper, and many more! This anthology will also feature:
—The thrilling introduction of new hero DREAMER in the DCU
(as seen on The CW’s Supergirl)!
—A pinup gallery with art by Travis Moore, Kris Anka, Kevin Wada, Sophie Campbell, Nick Robles, and more!
—Six exciting new profiles of DCTV’s LGBTQIA+ characters and the actors who play them!

GREEN ARROW – 80TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION #1 – A 100 PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR FOR THE EMERALD ARCHER!

written by Jeff Lemire, Benjamin Percy, Mike Grell, Phil Hester,
Mariko Tamaki, Stephanie Phillips, Tom Taylor, Ram V,
Vita Ayala, Brandon Thomas, Devin Grayson, and Larry O’Neil.
art by Andrea Sorrentino, Otto Schmidt, Mike Grell, Phil Hester,
Javier Rodriguez, Christopher Mooneyham, Nicola Scott, Jorge
Corona, Laura Braga, Christopher Mitten, and Jorge FornÉs
cover by Dan Mora
decade variant covers by Michael Cho, Daniel Warren Johnson
Neal Adams, Derrick Chew, Gary Frank, Howard Porter, Jen Bartel
AND Simone Di Meo

CELEBRATING THE EMERALD ARCHER’S 80TH ANNIVERSARY! For the last eight decades Green Arrow has been one of the premier (and loudest) characters in the DCU, always at the forefront of where the superhero genre is headed. This over-sized anniversary issue follows in those footsteps, as an all-star lineup of Green Arrow creators, alongside some of the gifted creators of the modern era who have been inpsired by Oliver Queen, unite to pay tribute to the Battling Bowman. See what the past, present and future have in store for Oliver Queen, Black Canary, Connor Hawke, Arsenal, Red Arrow, Speedy, and more in this epic special!

MARVEL COMICS

PREDATOR #1 – THE GALAXY’S GREATEST BOUNTY HUNTER COMES TO MARVEL!

(W) Ed Brisson (A) Kev Walker

Hunt. Kill. Repeat.

In the near future, a young girl sees her family slaughtered by the deadliest and most feared hunter in the universe: a Predator. Years later, though her ship is barely holding together and food is running short, Theta won’t stop stalking the spaceways until the Yautja monster who killed her family is dead… or she is.

Ed Brisson (Iron Fist, Ghost Rider) and Kev Walker (Dr. Strange, Doctor Aphra) forge a violent, heart-breaking, unforgettable new chapter in the Predator saga not to be missed!

DEMON DAYS: MARIKO #1 – PART 2 OF PEACH MOMOKO’S EPIC REINTERPRETATION OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE!

(W/A) Peach Momoko

In the shadow of kirisaki mountain… a secret history comes to light!

The Demon Days saga by Stormbreaker Peach Momoko continues!

Mariko Yashida hears mysterious voices and has strange dreams that feel real. Her redheaded maid who dresses all in black might know more than she lets on. What is the connection between Mariko, the creatures called Oni and Kirisaki Mountain? Find out in the next installment of this tale of magic, monsters and Marvel characters like you’ve never seen them before, beautifully rendered by Peach Momoko!

Book two of five of the Demon Days saga!

THE UNITED STATES OF CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 – A CAP TALE 80 YEARS IN THE MAKING!

(W) Josh Trujillo, Christopher Cantwell (A) Dale Eaglesham, Jan Bazaldua

The shield has been stolen!

No one understands the value of the shield like those who’ve wielded it, so Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson set out on a road trip across America to chase down the thief. But instead, they find the Captains, everyday people from all walks of life who’ve taken up the mantle of Captain America to defend their communities. And for some reason, the shield thief wants them all dead. Can Sam and Steve get to them first?

Christopher Cantwell and Dale Eaglesham lead a can’t-miss miniseries to celebrate Captain America’s 80th Anniversary, joined by a rotating series of creative teams to tell the stories of each new Captain – starting with Aaron Fischer, the Captain America of the railways, brought to life by Josh Trujillo and Jan Bazaldua!

GAMMA FLIGHT #1 – A SPIN OFF FROM AL EWING’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED IMMORTAL HULK SERIES!

(W) Al Ewing, Crystal Frasier (A) Lan Medina

Spinning out of Immortal Hulk, Bruce Banner’s Gamma-powered allies go on the run!

Gamma Flight had one job: Find and stop the Hulk. But when push came to smash, they sided with the Green Goliath – and the human world intends to make them regret it. Puck, Absorbing Man, Titania, Doc Sasquatch, Dr. Charlene McGowan and a horribly changed Rick Jones are fugitives from every known authority – but a team that full of gamma is bound to break before long.

Al Ewing, Crystal Frasier and Lan Medina mastermind a whole new world of gamma!

HEROES REBORN: AMERICAN KNIGHTS #1 – INTRODUCING COMMISSIONER LUKE CAGE!

(W) Paul Grist (A) Chris Allen

Backed by the Squadron Supreme, Commissioner Cage thinks he’s bulletproof. He’s dead wrong.

And it’ll take a Saint to prove it. Someone is cleaning up criminals who’ve escaped justice – and leaving a bloody trail in their wake.

This is the Squadron’s world, and the age of vigilantes is over. Police Commissioner Luke Cage has one job: Find the scum and eliminate them – before ambition takes them beyond the city streets.

HEROES REBORN: MARVEL DOUBLE ACTION #1 – OLD SCHOOL MARVEL IN THE HEROES REBORN UNIVERSE!

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Dan Jurgens

A tale from the Squadron’s past!

Years ago, Nighthawk and his trusted partner, the Falcon, protected the streets of Washington, DC, from the vile criminals that lurked in the dark. But that all changed one fateful night…

Re-presenting for the first time ever: The Night Sam Wilson Died!

PLANET SIZE X-MEN #1 – A ONE SHOT SET DURING THE MASSIVE UPCOMING X-MEN EVENT – THE HELLFIRE GALA!

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Pepe Larraz

They came to slay!

The Hellfire Gala rages on, but bigger things are afoot a world away.

Make no mistake – this is an X-Men book drawn by superstar artist Pepe Larraz. It is absolutely the most important issue of the month.

STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #1 – THE FIRST CROSSOVER EVENT FOR MARVEL’S STAR WARS LINE STARTS HERE!

(W) Charles Soule (A) Steve McNiven

At war for the greatest prize of all: Han Solo! The hunt begins!

Nobody. Steals. From Boba Fett! The notorious bounty hunter will not stop until he gets what’s rightfully his. For the thief, no corner of the galaxy is safe. Good thing for them that the Rebel Alliance, the Empire and every bounty hunter in the galaxy is standing in Boba’s way.

With a last-page reveal that will blow this Death Star-sized story wide open, Issue #1 is just the beginning. The biggest crossover in Star Wars history will continue raging through the pages of the War of the Bounty Hunters event miniseries and tie-in to Star Wars, Doctor Aphra, Darth Vader and Bounty Hunters through October.

Only one hunter will be left standing, and the Star Wars galaxy will never be the same!

INDIE COMICS

JUPITER’S LEGACY: REQUIEM #1 – MARK MILLAR’S SUPERHERO FAMILY EPIC RETURNS JUST IN TIME FOR THE NETFLIX ADAPTATION!

(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Tommy Lee Edwards

SPECIAL DOUBLE-SIZED ISSUE!
The next chapter in 2021’s Netflix global phenomenon begins here as MARK MILLAR returns for the sequel to one of his most critically acclaimed series. Chloe and Hutch have gotten married and had more children. The superheroes are working in harmony with humanity and creating a perfect world. But all is not well in the Garden of Eden as the Sampson family gets ripped apart and the secrets of the Netflix show’s mysterious island begin to be revealed. Order big, as this will be a juggernaut!

SPAWN’S UNIVERSE #1 – A NEW ERA FOR TODD MCFARLANE’S ANTI HERO BEGINS HERE!

(W/A) Todd McFarlane (A) Jim Cheung, Stephen Segovia, Marcio Takara

It’s here: the official introduction to the long-awaited “Spawn’s Universe!”

A double-sized issue that begins a storyline so huge that three new Spawn-related monthly titles will spill out from it, including…

A new Spawn title.

Gunslinger Spawn monthly.

And a new team book bringing a handful of these characters together in their own book.

With this one-shot… the world of Spawn changes forever! New heroes. New villains, and more importantly, new titles coming to a comic shop near you. Join this list of artists as we unveil a historic moment in the mythology of “Spawn’s Universe”: Jim Cheung; Todd McFarlane; Stephen Segovia; Marcio Takara.

THE SIX SIDEKICKS OF TRIGGER KEATON #1 – THE NEW TITLE FROM THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CREATOR OF ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN!

(W) Kyle Starks (A/CA) Chris Schweizer

For fans of CHEW and ASSASSIN NATION comes a new action-mystery series from Eisner Award nominees CHRIS SCHWEIZER (Crogan Adventures) and KYLE STARKS (SEXCASTLE).

The world’s most unlikable action star has been found dead, and his previous TV sidekicks are looking to solve the mystery. But how can you catch a murderer when almost everyone hated the victim? Now these sidekicks are going to learn what it means to be the stars of the show…that is, if any of them survive the STUNTMAN WAR!

PARASOMNIA #1 –  A NEW FANTASY HORROR TITLE FROM Cullen Bunn AND THE ARTIST OF MANIAC OF NEW YORK?  YES PLEASE!

(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Andrea Mutti

From Cullen Bunn (Harrow County) and Andrea Mutti (Prometheus, Starship Down), comes a new dark fantasy tale of two worlds split between dreams and reality.

After his son disappears, a broken-down man braves a nightmarish dreamscape in order to find him-and battle the ruthless cult that seeks to rule the land of dreams as the barrier between realities starts to collapse.

o For fans of The Sixth Gun, Harrow County, and Locke & Key.

GOOD LUCK #1 – A NEW BOOM! STUDIOS TITLE FROM POWER RANGERS WRITER MATTHEW ERMAN!

(W) Matthew Erman (A) Stefano Simeone (CA) Jorge Corona

What if Luck was quantifiable, and something everyone was born with?

Everyone, except the Unfortunates – teenagers born with absolutely zero luck. Now with the world mysteriously plunged into chaos and reality itself threatened, they will be our only hope to save the world.

Our last hope is those with no chance of success… the only thing anyone can wish them is Good Luck.

A bold new original series for fans of Seven Secrets and Runaways from Matthew Erman (Long Lost, Power Rangers: Sins of the Future) and Stefano Simeone (Mega Man: Fully Charged) about defying fate against impossible odds.

BASILISK #1 – THERE’S THAT MAN CULLEN BUNN AGAIN WITH ANOTHER ORIGINAL HORROR SERIES!

(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Jonas Scharf

Who Can Stop The Chimera?

Five individuals bound by a cult-like hivemind, they terrorized small towns with their horrifying supernatural sense-based powers, leaving death and destruction in their wake.

Regan, one of the Chimera, escaped and has been in hiding, with her murderous eyes bound, overcome with guilt.

Until now… when a victim from her past forces her to hunt down the other four of her kind.

New York Times bestselling horror writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County) and artist Jonas Scharf (Avengers Of The Wasteland) reunite to unleash a supernatural horror series for fans of Killadelphia and Stillwater rooted in the way we process the world – our senses.

BETTER PLACE OGN – IF PIXAR WROTE COMIC BOOKS…..

(W) Duane Murray (A/CA) Shawn Daley

This sidekick misses his superhero… After hearing that his grandfather has gone to a “better place,” a boy sets off on a grand adventure to find him, dressed as his favourite comic book character.

Dylan just moved to a new house, with no friends, and a mother who doesn’t have time for him. Luckily, he has his grandad. Together, they are Red Rocket and Kid Cosmo, who save the world from evil every day with the power of imagination! But one day, Dylan learns that his grandad is suddenly gone…  to a “better place.” Now, Kid Cosmo will have to save the day, all by himself.

Debut author Duane Murray joins artist Shawn Daley (Samurai Grandpa) for a touching story about family, grief, change, and growth.

OUT OF BODY #1 – A NEW AFTERSHOCK SERIES FROM THE WRITER OF AMERICAN RONIN!

(W) Peter Miligan (A/CA) Inaki Miranda

When Dan Collins wakes to finds his life hanging by a thread, he must use his astral projection to discover who tried to kill him. Who is the beautiful mystic who tries to help him? Why does August Fryne want Dan’s soul – and what does it have to do with a demon who seems to be Do-rian Gray?  A weird, occult detective thriller about life, death – and whatever lies in between.
From award-winning comic book writer Peter Milligan (X-Force, X-Statix) and artistic sensation Inaki Miranda (WE LIVE, Harley Quinn) comes an awesome new dimension in horror and mystery!

TALES TOLD IN TECHNIHORROR #1 – A NEW HORROR ANTHOLOGY FROM SCOYR COMICS CARAVAN IMPRINT!

(W) Kiyarn Taghan (A/CA) Christian DiBari

Black Caravan Imprint: Tales Told In Techni-Horror is a biennial horror series that blends the best in horror sub genres (body shock to grindhouse and more).

Each issue contains five short stories from the dark minds that brought you Provenance of Madness. Includes  a mini pinup gallery of horrors.

And there you have it, our picks from the April Previews Book!  Any titles appeal to you, just get in touch and we’ll make sure you never miss an issue!