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!

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM MARCH’S PREVIEWS BOOKS – RELEASES DUE IN MAY 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 March 2021 Previews Books, due for release in May 2021!

DC TITLES

MISTER MIRACLE: THE SOURCE OF FREEDOM #1 (OF 6) – A NEW MINISERIES SPINNING OUT OF FUTURE STATE!

Spinning out of DC: Future State, the story of how Shilo Norman became the Mister Miracle of tomorrow starts here.

The Mister Miracle show used to be the hottest ticket in town, whether you caught him onstage escaping from perilous traps or spotted him on the streets of Metropolis taking out bad guys. What Shilo Norman forgot is the first rule of both showbiz and super-heroing: always leave them wanting more. Now it’s time to start showing the world what a miracle man can do.

Showbiz/superhero rule #2: timing is everything. There’s a new performer in town who wants to knock Mister Miracle off his pedestal and stake a claim to his famous moniker! Can Shilo break free of this trap? (Why yes, that is a clue.)

WONDER GIRL #1 – THE STORY OF YARA FLOR!

Raised in the faroff land of Boise, Idaho, Yara Flor has always felt something was missing from her life — and now she is headed to Brazil to find it. Little does she know her arrival will set off a series of events that will change the world of Wonder Woman forever. Her return has been prophesied, and with that prophecy comes the undivided attention of benevolent gods from pantheons beyond. Danger lurks around every corner — but is this young hero ready for her journey?

Spinning out of the bestselling Future State: Wonder Woman, acclaimed writer/artist Joëlle Jones makes a triumphant return to the character to officially introduce her into the DC Universe.

You think you know Wonder Girl, but you have never seen her like this!

FUTURE STATE: GOTHAM #1 – THE BEST DC FUTURE STATE FAMILY OF COMICS CONTINUES IN THIS BRAND NEW SERIES!

The event that was DC: Future State continues in its own ongoing title starring the Bat-Family, beginning with the epic story “Hunt the Batman.”

Disaster strikes Gotham City, and all evidence points to the Next Batman! Red Hood must choose justice over his family and allies when the corrupt Magistrate enlists him to bring in the new Batman dead or alive!

Featuring the entire cast from the popular Future State: Batman titles, this new series kicks off the next chapter in this forbidding world of tomorrow, and does so in brilliant, monochromatic storytelling!

This black-and-white series will showcase the brutal world that’s around the corner in Future State Gotham!

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #1 – THE ICONIC BATMAN IMPRINT RETURNS WITH NONE OTHER THAN THE BOYS CO-CREATOR DARICK ROBERTSON TAKING THE REINS!

The iconic series Legends of the Dark Knight is back! Comics icons and rising stars alike will tell stories across the Batman mythos, beginning with comics legend and co-creator of The Boys Darick Robertson writing and drawing an epic three-issue super-villain crime drama!

A new player has arrived on the scene in Gotham City and is selling deadly chemicals to the worst villains in town: Mr. Freeze, the Penguin, and even The Joker! It’s up to Batman to stop the villains, track down the supplier, and save Gotham City once more!

And in upcoming issues, look stories and art by Stephanie Phillips, Brandon Thomas, Becky Cloonan, Matt Rosenberg, Brandon Easton, Cian Tormey, Giannis Milonogiannis, Karl Mostert, and many more!

MILESTONE RETURNS: INFINITE EDITION #0 – A RETURN FOR A LEGENDARY IMPRINT!

At last, it’s the return of the legendary Milestone Comics!

This one-shot features twenty-four all-new pages chronicling the events of the Big Bang: the police-brutality protest gone wrong that changed the face of the city of Dakota forever by unleashing a wave of superpowers across its population!

As the world watches, a bullied teenager will become the hero known as Static… a framed scientist will go on the run as the superweapon Hardware… and a stranded alien will meet an ambitious young woman who will transform his life, and remake the pair as the all-powerful Icon and Rocket!

Also included is the 17-page primer story originally released online during the world-famous DC Fandome event, further expanding on our heroes’ origins and where they’re going next… and setting up an entire world of allies, enemies, and surprises!

The original Milestone changed the face of superhero comics forever, introducing the industry to a wave of Black talent who still shape the conversation… and the new Milestone intends to raise the bar!

This is the perfect jumping-on point — don’t miss out!

JUSTICE LEAGUE: LAST RIDE #1 – ANOTHER NEW ZDARSKY TITLE TO LOOK FORWARD TO!

Once the most powerful group in the world, the Justice League was destroyed by tragedy and time, disbanding under a veil of mistrust and anger. Now, on the eve of the universe’s greatest murder trial, the League must come together one last time… but can Superman and Batman bury the past before the cosmos’s greatest villains bury them?

Learn the shocking truth in this new adventure by writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Miguel Mendonça!

MARVEL COMICS

HEROES REBORN #1 – AN AWESOME NEW EVENT FROM SOME OF MARVEL’S BIGGEST AND BEST CREATORS!

A world without Avengers!

Welcome to a world where Tony Stark never built an Iron Man armor. Where Thor is a hard-drinking atheist who despises hammers. Where Wakanda is dismissed as a myth. And where Captain America was never found in the ice because there were no Avengers to find him. Instead this world has always been protected by Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Squadron Supreme of America. And now the Squadron faces an attack from some of their fiercest enemies, like Dr. Juggernaut, the Black Skull, the Silver Witch and Thanos with his Infinity Rings. But why is the Daywalker Blade the one man alive who seems to remember that the entire world has somehow been… reborn?

FANTASTIC FOUR: LIFE STORY #1 – MARVEL’S FIRST FAMILY GETS THE LIFE STORY TREATMENT IN ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED TITLES OF THE YEAR!

In the tradition of Spider-Man: Life Story, and in celebration of the FF’s 60th Anniversary, comes this series setting the lives of the fabulous foursome in real time across the years!

Amid the backdrop of the Cold War and the Space Race, a terrible accident gives the Fantastic Four great powers, a terrible secret, and entangles them in the history of their planet.

IMMORTAL HULK: TIME OF MONSTERS #1 – THE ORIGINAL HULK (?!?) RETURNS!

Al Ewing and Alex Paknadel introduce the original Hulk!

Ten thousand years ago, something green and glowing comes to poison the ancient ground of the Fertile Crescent – and the hearts of its people. One boy is left to bear the consequences – and, for the first time…to open the Green Door.

Plus: Bruce Banner faces a challenge unlike any he’s seen before as writer David Vaughan makes his Marvel debut!

STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #0 – THE BIGGEST EVER STAR WARS COMIC EVENT BEGINS HERE!!

The Star Wars comic event you’ve been waiting for!

The notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett has finally landed his greatest prize – Han Solo, frozen in carbonite for easy transport. Fett will bring the smuggler to Tatooine to collect the massive bounty placed on Solo’s head by the fearsome crime lord Jabba the Hutt.

Sounds easy. What could go wrong?

X-CORPS #1 – A BRAND NEW X-TITLE LAUNCHES FROM ONE OF THE CO-WRITERS OF THE ICONIC X OF SWORDS EVENT!

Krakoa is for Closers!

The deals have been made. Mutantkind is safe on Krakoa.

As the Reign of X continues, what are the wants of the mutants who have everything? Leading the charge is X-Corporation, headed by CXOs Monet St. Croix and Warren Worthington, a duo as cutthroat and ruthless in the boardroom as they are on a battlefield. But X-Corp needs more than just its figureheads.

As Monet sets out to staff their team with some of the brightest and most deviant minds in Mutantkind, Warren finds himself in a tense meeting with one of Krakoa’s first allies who wants to know the truth: on Angel’s wings, will X-Corp crash or soar?

SHANG-CHI #1 – BEFORE THE MOVIE HITS, THE MARVEL LEGEND TAKES ON THE MARVEL UNIVERSE!

Shang-Chi versus the Marvel Universe!

Shang-Chi and his family are back. And this time, they’re colliding head-to-head with the Marvel Universe’s biggest heroes!

Shang-Chi has finally taken his place as the leader of the Five Weapons Society. But using an evil secret organization as a force for good won’t be easy. And it’s about to get a lot harder when Shang-Chi’s fellow super heroes, like the Amazing Spider-Man, start to see him as the bad guy!

Gene Luen Yang and Dike Ruan return to bring you the next chapter of this Marvel legend!

INDIE PUBLISHERS

THE GOOD ASIAN #1 – 1930’S NOIR?  WE ARE IN!

Writer Pornsak Pichetshote’s long-awaited follow-up to the critically acclaimed Infidel with stunning art by Alexandre Tefenkgi (Outpost Zero)!

Following Edison Hark – a haunted, self-loathing Chinese-American detective – on the trail of a killer in 1936 Chinatown, The Good Asian is Chinatown noir starring the first generation of Americans to come of age under an immigration ban, the Chinese, as they’re besieged by rampant murders, abusive police, and a world that seemingly never changes.

TIME BEFORE TIME #1 – A TIME TRAVELLING EPIC FROM THE MINDS OF IRELAND’S BEST CREATORS!

The year is 2140, and to escape a world with no future, many turn to the Syndicate, a criminal organization who, for the right price, will smuggle you back in time to a better life. After working for the Syndicate for years, Tatsuo and Oscar decide to steal one of their boss’s time machines – but soon find that the one thing you can’t run from is your past.

Time Before Time is a brand-new ongoing series where writer/artist Declan Shalvey (Bog Bodies) joins forces with the Write It in Blood team of Rory McConville and Joe Palmer.

Looper meets Saga!

THE WITCHER: WITCH’S LAMENT #1 – GERALT’S NEXT ADVENTURE BEGINS HERE!

Flames rise as a witch is burned at the stake.

As Geralt searches for his next job, disturbing issues of the fatal persecution appear before him, bringing an ominous warning.

EVE #1 – FOR FANS OF UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY AND LITTLE BIRD!

A new adventure series from award-winning author Victor LaValle (Victor LaValle’s Destroyer) and rising-star artist Jo Mi-Gyeong (Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal) about a dangerous journey across a future dystopian America to save the world.

When the ice caps melted, most of humanity was lost to the hidden disease that was released. Now, a mysterious girl named Eve has awoken in secret and must deal with a world that’s nothing like the virtual reality she was raised in.

In order to save her real father, Eve must embark on a deadly quest across the country, but she has no idea of the threats that await her – or the price she will pay to restore life to a dying planet…

WYND #6 – ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE SERIES FROM 2020 RETURNS WITH A BRAND NEW ARC!

* James Tynion IV (Batman, Something is Killing the Children) and Michael Dialynas’ (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) hit series returns as Wynd, Oakley, Thorn, and Yorik take the next step in their dangerous quest.
* But what is the secret behind Wynd’s terrifying visions?
* Meanwhile, back in Pipetown, the dying King Yossar does the unthinkable in his attempt to bring Yorik home – letting Vampyres into the city for the first time in generations.

BLUE FLAME #1 – A NEW CREATOR OWNED SERIES FROM ONE OF MARVEL’S RISING TALENTS!

The Blue Flame is a cosmic hero. The Blue Flame is a DIY vigilante that fights crime on the streets of Milwaukee. The Blue Flame is a blue collar HVAC repairman named Sam Brausam. In the wake of a horrific tragedy, the boundaries of the Blue Flame’s identity blur even further.

Now, before a universal trial, the Blue Flame must prove that humanity is worth saving. But in order to do that, Sam Brausam has to save himself. Can he?

MARJORIE FINNEGAN: TEMPORAL CRIMINAL #1 – A NEW GARTH ENNIS TITLE.  NEED WE SAY MORE?

She’s Marjorie Finnegan. She’s a temporal criminal. What more do you need to know? Oh, all right then…

All Marj wants to do is race up and down the time-lanes, stealing every shiny-gleamy-pretty-sparkly she can lay her hands on. But her larcenous trail from the Big Bang to the Ninety-Fifth Reich has drawn the beady eye of the Temporal PD, whose number one Deputy Marshall is now hard on our heroine’s tail – and taking things extremely personally. Worse still, Marj’s worthless creep of an ex and his even scummier partner have seen an angle of their own in all this, and now intend to use her time-tech to change history for their own benefit. Marj’s only ally? A guy called Tim. And he’s just a head. I mean come on, what use is just a head…?!

SILVER CITY #1 – DEFINITELY ONE OF THE MOST INTRIGUING AND IMAGINATIVE SOUNDING TITLES THIS MONTH!

When a young roughneck lands in Silver City, the gritty, purgatorial metropolis of the afterlife, she must adapt to her new existence, while attempting to uncover how and why she died. Her mission is derailed, however, when she rescues a newly dead girl from a mysterious kidnapping attempt, and discovers powerful, kinetic abilities.

Welcome to Silver City, where the sun never rises and nothing ever changes… until now.

FREAK SNOW #1 – POSSIBLY OUR PICK FOR INDIE TITLE OF THE MONTH!  LOVING THIS NEW SMALL PUBLISHER, BEHEMOTH COMICS!

A frozen apocalyptic story in the spirit of Mad Max, Fallout, and Borderlands meets Tarantino!

It begins with Berny, a psychedelic addict surviving in a glacial wasteland. A fight with brutal gunslingers ensues and crazy hallucinations lead our weird hero on a quest to find the hole of truth… Yeah, a mystic hole that tells the truth.

The only thing we can promise is: a lot of death!

QUINCREDIBLE TP – FROM THE CO-CREATOR OF KILLADELPHIA COMES AN ALL NEW CREATOR OWNED SUPERHERO TALE!

When meteors fell to Earth, Quinton West was gifted with the power of invulnerability. Seeing others take up hero identities, Quinton decided to help his city of New Orleans in his own way. Using his smarts, creativity, and a bit of training from his mentor Glow, Quinton is on his way to becoming Quincredible, hero of New Orleans!

But even superheroes must do homework, and Quinton’s newest assignment is to learn the history of New Orleans and Voodoo. An assignment leads him to the mysterious Madame Adelaide, who gives him a new task to fulfill for the good of New Orleans. Is Madame Adelaide a spirit? An enhanced human? And what is the evil that threatens New Orleans that Quinton must stop?

MARK SCHLTZ: XENOZOIC TP – A BRAND NEW PRINTING FOR ONE OF KEITH’S ALL TIME FAVOURITE COMIC SERIES!

Welcome to the Xenozoic Age, a post-apocalyptic landscape where dinosaurs roam freely…and humanity is the endangered species! Forced into hiding by a global ecological cataclysm, humans emerge from their underground warrens half a millennium later to discover that the Earth has been totally transformed. All of the familiar flora and fauna are gone, replaced by a radically altered natural order populated by rampaging dinosaurs and strange new creatures. It takes guts, grim determination, ingenuity and a whole lot of old-fashioned luck just to survive, much less thrive, in this alien wilderness!

This 352-page Xenozoicbook is a collection of all the classic Xenozoic Talescomic stories and features a new cover.

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

 

 

 

 

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