Good Afternoon! Tomorrow is New Comic Book Day, here are what we’re looking at this week: Tom King’s Strange Adventures makes its debut, Doctor Strange opens an Academy for Young Sorcerers in Strange Academy, and we see the early days of Ray Stanz, Egon Spengler, and Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters Year One #2. As usual, the images and descriptions are provided by Previews World. These are my Picks of the Week!
Writer, Artist: Mirka Andolfo Variant Cover Artist: Artgerm
“SERIES PREMIERE! When the placid mining village of Woodsburgh is disturbed by a series of brutal murders, the settlement is in turmoil. And as the first snow covers the chaos in a white blanket, a mysterious woman in black arrives, eliciting a totally different kind of unrest. But who is Lady Hellaine, really? And what’s her secret agenda? Acclaimed UNNATURAL creator MIRKA ANDOLFO presents a sensual Victorian gothic horror about otherness, damnation, redemption, and what it means to be a monster in a horror tale perfect for fans of Penny Dreadful, Crimson Peak, The Alienist, Parasol Protectorate, and Dark Shadows. Visit gotmercy.me for additional MERCY bonus content, including exclusive art, a live-action comic trailer, and supplemental story material.“
Ragnarok: The Breaking of Helheim #4 (Of 6)
Writer, Artist/ Cover Artist: Walt Simonson
“As Thor travels deeper into the monstrous canyons of Helheim, he encounters a wild pack of ferocious wolves, larger than any he has seen before. They bear him a terrible grudge and reveal a hitherto unknown secret of the final battle between the gods and their enemies, a secret that has stretched across the centuries since the fall of the gods. And it could spell death-the real death-for Thor.”
The Flash #750
Writers: Francis Manapul, Geoff Johns, Michael Moreci, Marv Wolfman, Joshua Williamson, Various Others. Artists: Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Scott Kolins, Stephen Segovia, David Marquez, Bryan Hitch, Francis Manapul, Riley Rossmo, Various Others. Cover Artist: Howard Porter
“Beginning: “The Flash Age”! The story we’ve been building toward since issue #50 comes to a head! While a supercharged Speed Force wreaks havoc on Barry Allen’s life, a new threat appears on the horizon in the form of the deadly Paradox. Destined to destroy the Flash’s legacy, Paradox sends his herald, Godspeed, to trap the Flash family! Plus, in this special anniversary issue: tales from across the generations of super-speedsters by an all-star lineup of writers and artists!“
Strange Adventures #1 (Of 12)
Writer: Tom King Artist: Mitch Gerads (Cover Artist), Evan Shaner
“The Mister Miracle team of writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads are joined by fan-favorite artist Evan “Doc” Shaner to bring you an epic tale in the tradition of Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns, and DC: The New Frontier-a story of blood, war, and love that readers will be talking about for years to come.
Adam Strange is the hero of Rann, a man famous throughout the galaxy for his bravery and honor. After leading his adopted home to victory in a great planetary war, Adam and his wife Alanna retire to Earth, where they are greeted by cheers, awards, and parades. But not all is as happy and nice as it seems, as the decisions Adam made during battles on Rann come back to haunt his family and threaten the entire DC Universe. And now a surprise DC hero will have to choose between saving Adam Strange and saving the world.
A story like no other, Strange Adventures is an ambitious, thrilling, shocking, and beautiful 12-issue saga that will push Adam Strange to the breaking point-and beyond!“
Be sure to check out the Facsimile Edition of Mystery In Space #75! – Red
Marvel #1 (Of 6)
Writer: Alex Ross Artist: Various, Alex Ross Cover Artist: Alex Ross
“Thirty years ago, Alex Ross had a vision of a new series showing the Marvel heroes in a way they’d never been seen before. The first realization of that idea became the blockbuster MARVELS – but today Alex finally brings about his original vision: An anthology of stories by unique, exceptional talents, many of whom are doing Marvel characters for the very first time. Over this showcase series you’ll see work by such artists as Adam Hughes, Bill Sienkiewicz, Dan Brereton and more, linked together by an overarching story by Alex and Steve Darnall.
This inaugural issue kicks it all off with superstar artists Frank Espinosa (Rocketo, Looney Tunes) telling an unusual Spider-Man story and Steve Rude (Nexus), teaming up with Kurt Busiek (Marvels, Avengers) for an Avengers story, framed by Alex and Steve Darnall (Uncle Sam, Marvels) presenting a tale of the dread dreamland Nightmare, and his threat to the entire Marvel Universe…and possibly beyond.
A once-in-a-lifetime assemblage of talent – you won’t want to miss a single page!”
Coming this August to Entertainment Earth: One of the most iconic Batmen of all time takes the stage with this Gallery statue of Batman from Tim Burton’s 1989 movie, Batman! Standing atop a distinctive piece of Gotham City architecture, Batman spreads his cape and prepares to dive on some unsuspecting evildoer. Measuring approximately 16-inches tall, this statue is made of high-quality plastic and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box.
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