The snow has begun to fall but that’s not stopping the hottest comics out this week! It’s Wednesday and once comiXology has delivered the goods as scheduled. This week we’ve got another metric ton of digital comic goodness coming your way. We know how intimidating that can be that’s why we’ve put together a list of a few choice reads now available on comiXology. Of course this is just a small offering of all the new comics out this week, tell us what you picked up over Twitter, Facebook or even Google Plus right now and be on the lookout for more cool comics to come!
Shadowman (2012-): Digital Exclusives Edition #1: With digital exclusive content including original art! There are a million dreams in the Big Easy. But now its worst nightmare is about to come true. As the forces of darkness prepare to claim New Orleans as their own, Jack Boniface must embrace the legacy he was born to uphold. As Shadowman, Jack is about to become the only thing that stands between his city and an army of unspeakable monstrosities from beyond the night. But is the mantle of Shadowman a blessing or a curse? And what is the true cost of his otherworldly power?
Same Day as Print
Deadpool Vol. 4 #1: Dead presidents from George Washington to Gerald Ford have been resurrected, and that’s bad. The world needs someone with the reputation, skills and plausible deniability to take out these com-monsters-in-chiefs… In Wade We Trust!
Freelancers #1: Val and Cassie are two women trying to make it in L.A…who just happened to grow up in a Kung Fu Orphanage, and now make their way in an ultra-competitive world of bounty hunting . They’ve watched each others’ backs since they could stand, and those bonds are tested daily as they navigate a city where loyalty usually only runs as deep as one’s bank account. Val and Cassie take the most dangerous jobs, and watch as others bask in the glory. But now, as their former mentor becomes L.A.’s most wanted fugitive, Val and Cassie will fight through L.A.’s glitziest and grimiest hoods as they learn just what sacrifices are necessary to make Hollywood dreams come true. Rising star scribe Ian Brill (DARKWING DUCK) and red-hot newcomer Joshua Covey team up for this raucous series full of wild nights, beautiful dreamers, and knock-down brawls in between trips to the newest food trucks.
Before Watchmen: Moloch #1: Ever wonder what made criminal mastermind Moloch turn over a new leaf? Moloch’s origins are revealed in this odd coming-of-age tale.
Collections and Graphic Novels
Sam & Max: Surfin’ the Highway: Twenty-five years ago, Sam & Max burst onto the indie comic book scene with a daring venture to the Philippines (drawn entirely without reference) called Monkeys Violating the Heavenly Temple. The fedora wearing canine Sam and his crazed lagomorph companion Max bust crimes on the sketchy streets of New York City as Freelance Police in this rich collection of cases, taking them from the cereal aisle of the local supermarket, all the way to the moon! In addition to all of the content of the 1995 original, this edition contains 25 pages of content developed over the last two decades, bringing the page count to 197 with 45 pages in full color. The additional content includes advertisements for the original Freelance Police comic book, a color version of Fair Wind to Java and recent paintings promoting Telltale’s Sam & Max games and the “Shout Factory” DVD release of the Sam & Max Freelance Police animated series.
Blacklung: In a night of piratical treachery when an arrogant school teacher is accidentally shanghaied aboard the frigate Hand, his fate becomes inextricably fettered to that of a sardonic gangster. Dependent on one another for survival in their strange and dangerous new home, the two form an unlikely alliance as they alternately elude or confront the thieves and cutthroats that bad luck has made their companions and captors. After an act of terrible violence, the teacher is brought before the ship’s captain and instructed to use his literary skills to aid him in writing his memoirs. He is to serve as scribe for a man who, in his remaining years, has made it his mission to commit as many acts of evil as possible in order to ensure that he meet his dead wife in hell.
New & Noteworthy Back Issues
Shockrockets: Sixty years in the future, Earth is protected by the Shockrockets–an unbeatable squadron of hi-tech aircraft, built from a fusion of alien technology and the best Earth has to offer. Manned by the world’s most elite pilots, the Shockrockets protect an unstable Earth as it rebuilds from a devastating invasion from space. Young, tech-mad Alejandro Cruz becomes the newest Shockrockets pilot by a freak of chance. Can he get up to speed before the Shockrockets’ greatest foe takes over the world? Shockrockets delivers all-out aerial action and science fiction thrills, courtesy of Kurt (Astro City) Busiek and Stuart (Ultimate Spider-Man) Immonen.
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse #2 (of 9): Helldiver: Adam’s world is shattered, his family is murdered, and he is sent spiraling into Hell itself. There, he must find three corrupt souls, chosen by Divinity, to join him in battle against the legendary Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Together, these broken individuals must band together to not only save their own souls, but to decide the very fate of humanity. The first Chosen revealed to Adam is Jesse Grace and trouble is her middle name. “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse brings the biblical end-of-days prophesy to life in a stunning display…and there’s no better man for art chores than HM poster boy Simon Bisley.” Bad Man, BadHaven.com. Illustrated by Eisner award winner – Simon Bisley.
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