Fresh out of the oven, The New Releases are here! Also, the picks of the week!
Batman Who Laughs the Grim Knight #1
Synopsis: Ripped from Batman’s greatest nightmares, the Grim Knight is his world’s most dangerous vigilante, unafraid to use any weapon and go to any lengths to stop those whom he deems worthy of death. Trained with the finest arsenal Wayne money can buy, learn the secret origin of the second-deadliest Batman, hand selected by the Batman Who Laughs to bring his dark plans to fruition. This one-shot has a big 28-page story!
Red: I know what you’re thinking, Batman with guns? Did we go back to the Golden Age? Or did DC sneak Frank Castle over from Marvel and plan a secret cross-over? But seriously, Scott Snyder is continuing on from Dark Metal, and from the Batman, Who Laughs mini-series. Fans locally and on Social Media have it on their pick lists, surely will be another Batsterpiece. (You aren’t reading it wrong, lol.)
Synopsis: A NEW ERA DAWNS! In the infinite universe, there exists a planet like no other: Cybertron! Home to the Transformers, and a thriving hub for inter-stellar commerce, it is a world brimming with organic and constructed diversity. Immense structures line its landscape. Mechanical giants roam across its surface. Starship-sized titans orbit its skies, keeping a constant protective watch above and below. Ancient Transformers merge into its very fabric. Small, mysterious creatures skulk in its shadows. It is a truly amazing realm, long untouched by war, and exuberantly reaching for the stars. This is the Cybertron that Optimus Prime and Megatron vie for in this bold new origin-a world of seemingly endless peace! All that changes when Bumblebee and Windblade take a newly-forged Cybertronian on his first voyage through this world of wonders-they are confronted by the hard reality of the first murder to have occurred on Cybertron in living memory! All that changes when Bumblebee and Windblade take a newly-forged Cybertronian on his first voyage through this world of wonders-they are confronted by the hard reality of the first murder to have occurred on Cybertron in living memory!
Red: Speaking as a long time Transformers fan this has me excited, the series from IDW has always been a good read, plus not to mention their cross-overs are pretty interesting; We have that Ghostbusters and Transformers cross-over coming up in June! If you’re a fan of Brian Ruckley and his book series “The Godless World” then you are in for some fun!
Synopsis: The secrets of the house of El are revealed as the Unity Saga continues! Traveling through space, young Jon Kent has faced everything the universe could throw at him, but after an accident sends him and his grandfather Jor-El across dimensions, the new Superboy comes face to face with a terrifyingly evil version of his own father: Ultraman and his horrible version of the Justice League, the Crime Syndicate! Find out what happened to Superman’s father and how Jon made it back home from this strange and crime-ridden alternate world.
Red: You know, some would say that trips with your grandparents are good for the soul, bonding time for you and them; But in this case, I am afraid that wasn’t the case for Jon and Jor-El. As Jon warned his father that Jor-El has gone mad! What happened on Earth-3? We’ll find out this Wednesday! What does Brian Bendis have in store for the readers? Find out this week!
The Magnificent Ms. Marvel! #1
Synopsis: MS. MARVEL IS BACK! ALL-New ongoing series from Eisner Award-winning writer Saladin Ahmed! But it’s not business as usual in Jersey City. Aliens are wreaking havoc in Kamala’s corner of the world, and they seem weirdly interested in Ms. Marvel…and her family. Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT, EXILES) and rising star Minkyu Jung (Batgirl, Nightwing) take the reigns of one of Marvel’s most beloved new characters! You won’t want to miss this shocking start of a new era!
Red: With G. Willow Wilson writing Wonder Woman we have another fan favorite writing for Ms. Marvel, Saladin Ahmed is one of the best writers out there. Our teen heroine has been busy lately, missions with Champions, or appearances on shows such as Marvel Rising. No complaints here True Believers! Looking forward to what Marvel has in store for her next!
Rat Queens# 15
Synopsis: END OF STORY ARC! ‘THE INFERNAL PATH,’ Conclusion-Braga’s past comes back to haunt her as the villain behind the tyrannical rule is revealed. Dee faces the consequences of her harrowing choice. This book will ship with two covers-cover B by JIM VALENTINO and OWEN GIENI will be the fifth of five connected covers.
Red: I’ll have to tell you the truth, I haven’t read the series but it was recommended to me by a friend, if you’re a fan of d&d and enjoy fantasy stories then this is one you should pick up. Nominated for an Eisner Award in 2014 and GLAAD Media Award in 2015.