Strike alarum and throw wide the gates! New Comic Book Day is here once again and this week the Comics by comiXology platform is fit to burst! Valiant Comics has entered the digital realm with new and classic comics alike, DC has lowered the price on all the original first issues from last September while a slew of fantastic new titles have entered the block. Marvel is rocking Avengers vs. X-Men and We’ve got comic sales going on all over the place! Including The Boys: Herogasm (Rated 17+) for only $0.99 cents. Needless to say we’ve been busy and we know you have been to, that’s why we’ve got you covered with this week’s rundown of buzz worthy books available on comiXology. Now… Let’s Get Digital!
Same Day as Print
X-O Manowar (2012- ) #1: It’s the comic book event a decade in the making! The all-new Valiant Universe kicks off with a landmark, oversized # 1 issue of X-O Manowar by New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates, The Homeland Directive) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan)! Born into battle, Aric of Dacia — heir to the throne of the Visigoth people — has never known peace. After a brutal encounter with a mysterious enemy known as The Vine leaves him a prisoner on an alien world, the only hope Aric has of returning to his family and saving them from slavery is to seize a weapon of incalculable destruction and become X-O Manowar! The Vine destroyed Aric’s world. Now he will give them war.
Moonlighting #3: Billy is back, but where are her powers, and who is this new monster invading her dreams?
Mind the Gap #1: After Elle Peterssen is mysteriously attacked on a Manhattan subway platform, she is left in a coma, the only clues to her attacker trapped inside her mind. No one knows the identity of the person behind this brutal beating or where they will strike next. In this ALL-NEW ONGOING series, everyone is suspect, and no one is innocent. USAToday calls it an ‘anxiously anticipated modern thriller…Whodunit? McCann’s done it again.’ Eisner-winning writer JIM McCANN joins RODIN ESQUEJO (MORNING GLORIES) and SONIA OBACK (S.H.I.E.L.D., The Defenders) unite for a psychological thriller that will leave you guessing at every turn!
Dial H (2012-) #1: A brand new series by bestselling and Hugo Award-winning novelist China Mieville! What would happen if you discovered the H Dial, an unbelievably powerful artifact that turned you into a super hero? What if you found out that the very device that’s become your uncontrollable obsession threatens the entire world?
Marvel’s the Avengers: Black Widow Strikes #1: Before Natasha assembles with the Avengers Initiative, see her in this hard-hitting espionage adventure set between the events of IRON MAN 2 and MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS!
Collections and Graphic Novels:
Dark Shadows: The Complete Series Vol. 1: Collects the first seven issues of DARK SHADOWS, plus bonus materials! Hermes Press proudly announces the complete reprint of Gold Key Comics’ television tie-in of the legendary supernatural suspense series Dark Shadows in a series of five hardcover volumes. The forerunner to today’s immensely popular vampire-themed television programs and theatrical films, Dark Shadows still garners serious attention as one of the most memorable TV shows of the last forty years. The reprints presented in this volume feature the work of Silver Age comic book writers Donald Arneson and Arnold Drake with art by Joe Certa.
Minisulk: Jeffrey Brown takes a break from books about girls for this humorous short story collection featuring fiction, gags and autobiography. Included are such gems as “My Brother Knows Kung Fu” and “Action Television Show.”
New & Noteworthy:
Cow Boy #1: Nate Cosby (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller) and Chris Eliopoulos (Franklin Richards) present Cow Boy, the story of a young bounty hunter determined to send his entire outlaw family to jail. He travels the Old West on a horse that ain’t his, and won’t stop ’til every one’a his kin’s in the clink.
Hypergirl #2 – 3: On the maps it says “Watersvale”…but no one really calls it that. That’s far too ordinary a name for a town full of freaks, monsters and superheroes! Welcome to Weirdsville, starring: Hypergirl! When Charley Matthews stumbles upon the dying Doc Hyperpower, she inherits his power suit and becomes Hypergirl…but does she have what it takes to take on his heroic mantle and defeat the evil Pharaonicus?
Harbinger #0 – 6: Witness the birth of a comics legend! Mystified by his strange and extraordinary powers, Pittsburgh teenager Peter Stanchek is contacted by the mysterious Harbinger Foundation and discovers that he is not alone.
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