Well, another Wednesday is upon us and we’ve got a ton of new comics up for grabs on comiXology! With so many great books out there to download there’s literally hours of enjoyment on tap at comiXology. Here’s a few choice picks to get you started this week but feel free to let us know what else you picked up over on Twitter, Facebook or even Google Plus.
Scott Pilgrim Vol. 1: Black and White Digital Omnibus: Looking for the perfect entry point into the world of Scott Pilgrim? Well, this is it, buddy! All six volumes of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s epic tale of a slacker’s quest to win the heart of the girl of his dreams by defeating her seven evil ex-boyfriends! All together in its original black-and-white glory, this bundle contains the entirety of the Scott Pilgrim saga in one delightful digital purchase.
Same day as Print
Godzilla Half Century War #1 (of 5): Introducing a new and exciting look at Godzilla’s reign of destruction, courtesy of Orc Stain creator James Stokoe! The year is 1954 and Lieutnant Ota Murakami is on hand when Godzilla makes first landfall in Japan. Along with his pal Kentaro, Ota makes a desperate gamble to save lives… and in the process begins an obsession with the King of the Monsters that lasts fifty years! Don’t miss the first decade in a tale of a lifetime!
Archer & Armstrong (2012- ) #1: With EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL CONTENT including original sketches! With It’s a globetrotting quest for the Valiant Universe’s greatest secrets, from the New York Times bestselling team of Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel Zombies) and Clayton Henry (Uncanny X-Men)! Obadiah Archer was born and raised to cherish three things above all else: the faith of his parents, the love of his 22 brothers and sisters, and his lifelong mission to defeat the ultimate evildoer. Now, after years of training, Archer has been dispatched to the heart of America’s festering modern day Babylon, aka New York City, to root out and kill this infamous Great Satan. Unfortunately, dying has never been easy for Archer’s target — the hard-drinking, 10,000-year-old immortal known as Armstrong. Together, this unlikely pair of heroes is about to stumble headfirst into a centuries-old conspiracy that will bring the whole of ancient history crashing down on the modern day Valiant Universe. And that’s going to mean one Hell of a hangover.
Gambit Vol. 5 #1: When Marvel’s premiere thief sets his sights on his biggest score yet, he may just end up over his head. It’s going to take more than just playing cards and southern charm to get out of this one!
Batman (2011-) #12: In the epilogue to the explosive “Court of Owls” epic, Batman must pick up the pieces after his battle with the secret society ruling Gotham City–and come to terms with the revelations about the man who rules the Court.
Collections & Graphic Novels
George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards: The Hard Call: 160 Pages! In 1946, an alien virus is accidentally unleashed that changes the world forever. Most of those infected die horribly, said to have drawn the Black Queen as their fated card. Ninety percent of those who survive mutate into Jokers – deformed, broken, hated, and feared. But a handful are lucky enough to become Aces, gaining superpowers that allow them to achieve almost anything the mind can conceive – both in dreams and in nightmares. Sixty years later, an Ace named Croyd Crenson, better known as the Sleeper, is framed for the murder of a young nurse in New York City’s Jokertown. As Crenson investigates the killing to clear his name, he has to fight to stay awake, or else his unusual ability will change him into something else entirely. Meanwhile, a group of teenagers in Whiteoak, Colorado, accidentally activate the dormant wild-card virus, wiping out nearly the entire town. As the teens are sent to the Jokertown clinic, they discover that not all Jokers are bad and not all Aces are good. Set in the world of the novels edited by George R. R. Martin and featuring a brand-new set of characters, as well as appearances from many old favorites, Wild Cards: The Hard Call is an original story written specifically for comics that will enchant new readers and old fans alike.
Ninjago Vol. 3: Rise of the Serpentine: The story line behind the bestselling toy from LEGO and also Papercutz’ bestselling series ever (200,000 sold of vol.1)! A great evil has infiltrated the world of Ninjago – the Serpentine, a group of competing snake tribes. When strange occurrences begin to mount in their town, Jay, Cole, Zane, and Kai suspect that the tribe of the Serpentine named the Hypnobrai are to blame. But has one of their team been brainwashed? As the Serpentine battle for control of the world of Ninjago, it becomes harder and harder to tell friend from foe.
New & Noteworthy
Radioactive Man #222: It’s 1973 and Radioactive Man goes underground to battle student activists and civil unrest as Rod Runtledge (aka Fallout Boy) is taken hostage at a nearby university! But has Fallout Boy dropped out, tuned in, grown a social conscience, and joined the cause? Find out in this trippy tribute to the alternative comics of yesteryear.
Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer Vol. 3 #5: Pinocchio’s wish to become a real boy has finally come true! Too bad he’s been left for dead in the middle of the Mediterranean with what’s left of the Great Puppet Theater, and his beloved Carlotta has fallen into the clutches of the vampires’ dark lord. Bereft of his never-ending supply of stakes, Pinocchio must rely on a few new friends to continue his crusade against the undead. But when the former slayer’s shocking origin is revealed, will Pinocchio be willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to rout the vampire scourge?
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