July is going strong and so is comiXology! This month things have been Hot, hot, hot with digital comics that are nothing but cool and this week is no except with more than 200 new comics added to the comiXology collection. That’s everything from new Digital Firsts to new Same Day as Print releases and even a fantastic array of new and noteworthy back issues. Don’t know where to start? Don’t sweat it, the comiXology blog has got you covered with a few choice selections out this week on the comiXology platform. Here is a look at what’s on tap:
Masks and Mobsters #1: During the Golden Age there was a sudden influx of costumed heroes and villains… but how did that affect the politics and business of the Mob? How did the Crime families deal with heroes who couldn’t be paid off, or even worse…Villains who didn’t pay up? Masks and Mobsters is a noir crime anthology written by Joshua Williamson with a rotating team of artists to showcase the standalone stories set in the fictional Golden City where the mob has started to fight back against those who would try to steal their piece of the pie.
Spera Vol. 2 #1: Exiled princesses Pira and Lono travel to the bustling city of Kotequog to avoid the clutches of Pira’s mother, the Evil Queen. Obtaining jobs as adventurers, the two best friends set out on a series of quests that land them in perhaps more excitement than they’d bargained for. Told in four chapters and a series of stand-alone shorts, each drawn by a different rising talent in comics, Spera: Volume 2 brings the same gorgeous artistry as its debut installment.
Complex #1: 58 pages! Welcome to Towne. From the outside, Towne appears to be just a normal suburban village, however, that is simply a veneer. In Towne there are two factions, a group of scientists working behind the scenes and another that appear to be the guinea pigs for their experiments. What is their ultimate goal and who’s behind it all? Welcome to the neighborhood, we hope you enjoy your stay
Same Day as Print
National Comics: Eternity #1: Jeff Lemire (ANIMAL MAN) and Cully Hamner (RED) bring a contemporary approach to the hero we used to know as Kid Eternity! Can introverted medical examiner Kid Eternity solve a deadly crime in just 24 hours?
X-Treme X-Men Vol. 2 #1: Spinning out of the pages of ASTONISHING X-MEN! Travel the multiverse with Captain Howlett, Kid Nightcrawler, and Emmeline Frost. Which X-Men will be lost between dimensions with no guaranteed way home.
Debris #1: In the far future, humanity has doomed planet earth to rot and decay, covering her surface with garbage. Now, ancient spirits called the Colossals rise from the debris and attack the remaining survivors, forcing the human race to the brink of extinction. One warrior woman, Maya, sets out to find the last source of pure water to save the world before the monsters bring it all to an end.
Collections and Graphic Novels
Transformers: Autocracy – Collected Edition: Collects all twelve issues of AUTOCRACY! The full collected edition! Before Optimus became a Prime… he fought for order. Before Megatron became a conquerer… he fought for freedom. Before they were enemies… they stood against– Autocracy. Writers Chris Metzen (World of Warcraft) and Flint Dille (original TRANSFORMERS animated series) are joined by artist Livio Ramondelli (TRANSFORMERS: Chaos) to bring you an IDW comics event five million years in the making. Includes a Cover Gallery showcasing the breathtaking imagery of AUTOCRACY!
The Monolith: We are introduced to Alice Cohen, a down and out ex-junkie who inherits a house in Brooklyn from her deceased grandmother. Alice discovers her diary and begins to read the tale of a lost love and revenge that begins in the factories of New York during the depression and shows the creation of a monster bent on revenge for the slaying of a good honest man. Originally published by DC comics, but collected here for the first time, featuring an introduction by the legendary Jim Steranko and the amazing art by phil winslade.
Rust Vol. 1: 198 pages! Rust is a high-octane, all-ages adventure set in the American heartland. Life on the Taylor family farm was difficult enough before Jet Jones crashes into the barn, chased by a giant decommissioned war robot! Oldest son Roman Taylor struggles to keep his family’s small farm afloat as the heartland heals from a devastating world war. While the rest of his family may not trust the mysterious boy with the jetpack, Roman believes the secrets of Jet’s past may be the key to their survival. But are some secrets best left untold? This is the next, great Archaia All Ages book!
New and Noteworthy
Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Art of Harvey Kurtzman is the first and only authorized celebration of this “Master of American Comics.” This definitive book includes hundreds of never-before-seen illustrations, paintings, pencil sketches, newly discovered lost E.C. Comics layouts, color compositions, illustrated correspondence, and vintage photos from the rich Kurtzman archives.
Bart Simpson Comics #17: Bartman is back, but this time he’s brought the whole Bartman Family with him! Witness the derring-do of three generations of Simpson superheroics as the secret pasts and secret identities of Abraham Simpson and Homer Simpson are finally revealed!
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