The word is out, this week’s new comics are waiting for you on the revolutionary digital comics platform you’ve come to call comiXology. We know it can be a little intimidating when it comes to picking up new comics. That’s why we’ve got a list right here throwing the spotlight on a few buzz worthy books just waiting to be read. Check it out, then tell us what else you’re reading this week over on Twitter, Facebook or even Google Plus.
High Crimes #1: People die every year on Mount Everest. This year is going to be murder. Living in the bleak majesty of Kathmandu, Zan Jensen is an American expatriate on the run from a scandalous past. Working for a fly-by-night adventure consulting service, Zan escorts tourists and thrill-seekers up the Himalayas’ tallest and deadliest peaks. Along with Haskell Price, fellow climbing guide and mentor, the two partner up in a more sinister line of work: high-altitude grave robbing. Stripping the bodies they find left at deadly altitudes of personal effects and right hands, Zan and Haskell shake down the families and friends of the dead for a hefty body return fee. When Price stumbles across the decades-old corpse of Sullivan Mars below the peak of Mount Everest, it puts the partners in the crosshairs of a global mystery that someone is all too willing to kill to keep secret. The first chapter of a new crime thriller that stretches from rural America to the roof of the world from Christopher Sebela (Screamland: Death of the Party, Captain Marvel) and Ibrahim Moustafa (The Pound: Ghoul’s Night Out).
Invincible #100: It’s all been building to this. Mark Grayson’s entire life as a superhero, all he’s learned, all he’s endured, it’s all been leading to this one moment. Will he become the hero he was meant to or will he choose… a DIFFERENT path? The aftermath of this EXTRA-SIZED issue will shock you.
Hawkeye #7: Cherry’s got a gun. And she looks good in it. Also, Hawkeye gets distracted.
Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #1 (of 12): November 23, 1963: A day that changed the world forever. That day saw the broadcast debut of Doctor Who, which was to become the longest-running science-fiction series on television. And now 50 years later, we pay tribute to one of the greatest pop-culture heroes of all time with this special series, which tells an epic adventure featuring all 11 incarnations of the intrepid traveler through time and space known simply as… the Doctor.
Collections and Graphic Novels
Get Fuzzy Vol. 1: The Dog Is Not a Toy: On the comics scene of late, Get Fuzzy has made the fur fly. This freshly amusing strip has rapidly become the new darling among readers who enjoy pets with an attitude. This wry cartoon features Rob Wilco, a mild-mannered ad guy who’s guardian to two rambunctious pets: Bucky, a temperamental cat who carries a boom box and goes on spending sprees, and Satchel, a gentle canine who tries to remain neutral even when he bears the brunt of Bucky’s mischief. Together, this unlikely trio hangs out together, watching TV, cooking for friends, and attempting the occasional adventure outside. Anyone who has a pet or even knows one will find this Get Fuzzy collection, The Dog is Not a Toy, an astutely witty take on relationships between the species.
New and Noteworthy Back Issues
Hit-Girl #1 – 5: Mindy’s mother and step-father think she’s doing her homework, but in reality she’s taken Kick-Ass on as her sidekick and training him up to punch, shoot and stab… just like Daddy would have wanted.
Comic Book Guy: The Comic Book #1: Just imagine what is in store for you when an entire comic book title is devoted to exploring the adventures and pet peeves of one of the comic industry’s very own. Is Comic Book Guy destined to be the subject of a story arc that ranks among such notable classics as Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns, Marvels, and Kingdom Come? And will he live to tell (or, at the very least, blog) the tale that will make fanboys weep and bring a nation to its knees…a tale, alas, entitled “The Death of Comic Book Guy?”
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