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!

 

 

 

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