Welcome to another edition of #NewComicBookDay on Geek with Style! This would be the “Hungover Edition”, ’cause that’s how I still feel even today, after Comicon Toronto. It was an absolute blast! Great costumes from a multitude of fandoms, one dude was even dressed as a jar of Nutella, which was definitely a first for me. I cannot wait to share the pics, comics and maybe even some video from that ultimate weekend of fun, but will need a bit of time to sort it all out into one big, sorta comprehensible post.
In the meantime….
Marvel Comics Released on Wednesday March 25, 2015
- All-New Ghost Rider #12
- Amazing X-Men #18
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad #1
- Daredevil #14
Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three – House of Cards #1
Two words. Or really, a name. Stephen King. Apparently this is a second series, or something, seeing as how “Eddie Dean” is a returning character. I’m entirely intrigue about this current story and will have to go research the initial one.
Writer: Peter David
Cover Artist: Julian Totino Tedesco
STEPHEN KING’S DARK FANTASY EPIC RETURNS—AS EDDIE DEAN COMES FACE TO FACE WITH THE GUNSLINGER! Eddie Dean, the troubled young man gifted with the ability to open doors to other worlds, has smuggled narcotics from Nassau to New York City, but now has to escape a packed airplane guarded by armed Custom Agents! How will Eddie avoid prison and yet also fulfill his contract with the dangerous mobster Balazar? The answer lies in Mid-World, and with a dying gunslinger named Roland! The second chilling chapter begins by writers Peter David (Spider-Man 2099) & Robin Furth (The Dark Tower: A Complete Concordance), and artist Piotr Kowalski (Marvel Knights: Hulk)!
Darth Vader #3
I nearly purchased a Star Wars exclusive cover at Toronto Comicon last weekend, but decided to go with a decidedly Canadian inspired Spider-Man cover instead. While I enjoyed the movies (some more then others,) I’m not immersed in the comic lore, but I LOVE this cover. Its pretty.
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Cover Artist: Adi Granov
When a Dark Lord needs help, who can he turn to? Meet Aphra—the galaxy’s foremost raider of lost weaponry! Plus: could these be the deadly droids she’s looking for?
It might be hard to see the little warning in this cover’s image, but it says “Only one issue til Deadpool dies.” … Nope. You have no idea how much I’m hoping this is an April Fools joke (since the issue in question is actually released on April 1st.) First the unkillable *Canadian* Wolverine dies, and now Marvel wants to do away with Deadpool. Another unkillable Canadian (Torontonian?) gone. I’ve heard its because FOX and Marvel are not seeing eye to eye regarding rights and royalties. Guh. Why must the art suffer?
Writer: Gerry Duggan
Cover Artist: GUISSEPPE CAMMUNCOLI
First: Deadpool let loose in an oil field! Then: Deadpool & Shiklah enter the Tomb of Scariness! Guest-starring Omega Red and damned dirty bamfers!
- Deathlok #6
- Elektra #11
- Guardians 3000 #6
- Guardians of the Galaxy #25
- Inhuman #13
- Legendary Star-Lord #10
- Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors #5
- New Avengers #32
- Nightcrawler #12
- Nova #28
- Powers #2
- Powers #4
Secret Avengers #14
Yet another series that’s soon coming to an end! *pout* Though, for this series it’s more of a just because, from what I understand. Maybe it has to do with the Secret Wars series coming out? *shrugs* This series has been my go-to for when I need a good laugh, without too much violence involved (and if I also needed violence, then Deadpool’s Art of War is a great comic for everything.)
Writer: Ales Kot
Cover Artist: Tradd Thomas Moore
“LET GO” Wait. Secret Avengers actually had a plan? And it worked? Or NOT EXACTLY? The Fury meets its babies. Black Widow & Lady Bulllseye — where are they? Spider-Woman’s gift can change everything. We made some beautiful splash pages, but the ones in this issue — or is it the next one — oh, just you wait.
- Thanos Vs. Hulk #4
- Uncanny X-Men #32
- Wolverines #12
DC Comics Released on Wednesday March 25, 2015
- Aquaman #40
- Arkham Manor #6
- Batman and Robin #40
- Batman Eternal #51
Batman ’66 #21
I cannot tell you how much I love the Batman ’66 series. It’s just as campy as the original series from back in the sixties! Have you ever seen an episode of Comic Book Men? It’s a TV/Podcast mix, lead by Kevin Smith and his friends (and main employees) of his comic book shop, The Secret Stash (which is on my bucket-list to visit someday!) I learned on their last episode that Smith helped co-write a four issue series of Batman ’66 Meets The Green Hornet, which I just vaguely remember as being an actual thing from the show itself. This is definitely a series that I’m going to have to hunt down, because.
Writer: Jeff Parker
Artist: Sandy Jarrell
There’s a new villain in town and even Batman’s rogues gallery trembles at his name: Lord Death Man! Soon, the Dynamic Duo are jetting off to Japan to track him down. The classic villain from the 1960s Batman comics and manga gets the BATMAN ’66 treatment. Don’t miss this landmark moment in Bat-history!
- Catwoman #40
- Deathstroke #6
- Earth 2: World’s End #25
- Gotham Academy #6
- Gotham by Midnight #5
- He-Man: Eternity War #4
- Infinity Man and the Forever People #9
- Justice League Dark #40
- Red Lanterns #40
- Secret Origins #11
- Sinestro #11
- Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie #8
- The Flash #40
- The Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1
- The New 52: Futures End #47
Well, that’s it for this better-late-than-never edition of New Comic Book Day on Geek with Style. What are your must haves for this week?