Beat the heat with comiXology and the coolest comics around! This week we’ve got some great digital comics heading your way with everything from classic work by top creators to new digital firsts guaranteed to score big! ComiXology is your top spot for summer reading. Here’s the rundown on this week’s buzzworthy books:
Sullivan’s Sluggers #1: Long past their former glory, the minor league Sluggers get an invitation to play a baseball game in a cursed small town. After the 7th inning stretch, the sun goes down, and the dysfunctional teammates find themselves fighting for their lives against a town of flesh-eating monsters! Now, it’s up to coach Casey Sullivan to put down the booze, step up to the proverbial plate, and help his team escape from being the next dish in the town’s terrifying feeding frenzy!
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Atomic Robo: The Flying She-Devils of the Pacific #1 (of 5): It’s called The Flying She-Devils of the Pacific. If there’s another combination of English words that could better sell you on a comic book than those, it probably involves “give you” and “a million dollars.”
Amazing Spider-Man #688: It’s up to Spider-Man to wrangle the reptilian rage of one of his greatest foes! Spider-Man is stuck between two monsters when Morbius the Living Vampire attempts to cure the Lizard and restore Curt Connors.
The Hypernaturals #1: A UNIVERSE TREMBLES. It is the far future; the human race has finally colonized the galaxy, preserving an era of prosperity that’s only possible because of The Hypernaturals. They’re a celebrated, galaxy-wide superhero task force that keeps the peace. That is, until they all mysteriously vanish. Now, as the galaxy teeters on the brink of chaos, it’s up to a group of retired and long forgotten Hypernaturals — and their novice recruits — to save the galaxy from complete destruction. Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, the superstar writing duo behind ANNIHILATION and THE LEGION, launch an all-new original series that takes cosmic super-heroes to a new frontier.
Batman Incorporated (2012-) #2: This is the story of a man and a woman fighting over the heart and soul of their child. Unfortunately for the world, the man is Batman, the woman is Talia Al Ghul, and the child is Damian Wayne!
Collections & Graphic Novels
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century: 2009: 84 pages! In CHAPTER THREE, the narrative draws to its cataclysmic close in London 2009. The magical child whose ominous coming has been foretold for the past hundred years has now been born and has grown up to claim his dreadful heritage. His promised aeon of unending terror can commence, the world can now be ended starting with North London, and there is no League, extraordinary or otherwise, that now stands in his way. The bitter, intractable war of attrition in Q’umar crawls bloodily to its fifth year, away in Kashmir a Sikh terrorist with a now-nuclear-armed submarine wages a holy war against Islam that might push the whole world into atomic holocaust, and in a London mental institution there’s a patient who insists that she has all the answers.
American Elf Vol. 1: 1999: 300 pages! Welcome to the digital edition of James Kochalka’s award-winning, influential, and totally addictive autobiography, AMERICAN ELF! It’s a simple idea — every day, James draws a comic strip capturing a moment from his life– but gathered all together, these moments take on rich new meanings. Both silly and profound, AMERICAN ELF is a portrait of human life lived to the fullest, infused with the trademark passion and magic of Vermont’s Cartoonist Laureate. This first collection includes the strip’s beginnings at the end of 1998 and all of 1999. In here, James launches American Elf, rents a new apartment, cares for a sick kitty, visits Portugal, buys an iMac, and drinks a lot.
New & Noteworthy
House of Mystery (2008-2011) #1 – 3: Fig Keele is a girl on the run, but from who and what is the question. In her attempt to escape, she stumbles into the House of Mystery–a place for wayward souls to share their tales. But for people like Fig, who run from their past, once you check in, you may never check out!
Tech Jacket #1 – 6: In the far reaches of space, past any regions known to man, a war rages on. The Geldarians, a peaceful race, have been defending their home world against the violent and savage Kresh for nearly a millennium. When it begins to look as though neither side can gain the upper hand, the Geldarians dispatch a scout team to search the neighboring galaxies for civilizations that may aid them. Disaster strikes and one of the scout ships is forced to crash land on earth. When mild mannered teenager, Zack Thompson comes across the wreckage… things really get interesting.
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