Scroll through our recommendations for April 17th's New Comic Book Day, listed below!
There are three new titles we're excited to check out this week. Two of these are new comic series featuring familiar, powerful women. The first is Mary Shelley: Monster Hunter, which goes back to the winter of 1816 and posits that perhaps young Mary Shelley was able to come up with the terrifying story of Frankenstein because she lived it! The second of the new comic series is Xena: Warrior Princess! This run has the always talented writer Vita Ayala at the helm, and follows Xena and her companion Gabrielle as they try to solve the mysteries discovered among the children in a nearby village.
The third new title we wanted to point out is a graphic novel, and though it may be geared towards kiddos, this is a worthwhile read for all ages! The graphic novel, titled Pilu of the Woods, is the perfect combo of adorable illustrations and a heartwarming story. Pilu follows young Willow one afternoon as she runs away to the woods after letting her emotions get the best of her. Its in the woods that Willow happens upon a lost tree sprite named Pilu, and the two embark on an adventure to help Pilu get home. This sweet story explores friendship and feelings and family in a way that made us cry when we got a chance to read an advanced copy.
There are also a handful of #2 issues this week, so now's a great chance to catch up if you missed them the first time around! Calamity Kate, Little Bird, Magnificent Ms. Marvel, and Morning in America all have their second issues this week!
Check out the full list of our picks for this week below, including returning favorites like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lumberjanes, Naomi, and West Coast Avengers!
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Each title, listed below in alphabetical order, includes cover art and a brief description. To learn more about each title, click on the cover art image and head over to Previews World!
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Adventure Time: Marcy & Simon #4
FEB191285 (W) Olivia Olson (A) Slimm Fabert (CA) Brittney Williams Simon and his Ice King persona are fighting for dominance, and if Simon wants to keep control, he's going to have to face truths he's long buried, and come to terms with his own guilt and regret.
Assassin Nation #2
FEB190135 (W) Kyle Starks (A/CA) Erica Henderson Someone's trying to kill Boss Rankin! After the shoot-out in his loft, the remaining assassins have accepted his offer to be his private security force. There's no way anyone tries to knock him off now, is there? There is?! Are more people going to die? Probably!
Avengers: No Road Home #10
FEB190794 (W) Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Mark Waid (A) Sean Izaakse (CA) Yasmin Putri THE ALL-NEW WEEKLY AVENGERS FINALE! The extra-sized finale! Can anything stop Nyx from remaking the cosmos in her image? And will an Avenger die in the attempt? LEGACY #718
Blossoms 666 #3
FEB191430 (W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matt Herms (A/CA) Laura Braga The Blossom twins have challenged one another to a competition. The challenge: corrupt Betty Cooper! The winner claims the title of Anti-Christ. But a mysterious figure has entered Riverdale, and he wants in on the competition-and the reward-himself!
Buffy The Vampire Slayer #4
FEB191243 (W) Jordie Bellaire (A) Dan Mora (CA) Matthew Taylor This is the issue no BUFFY fan can miss! In the shocking conclusion of the first story arc of the most-anticipated reVAMP of 2019, someone from the Scooby gang must make the ultimate sacrifice. And don't miss the massive first appearance that will have everyone talking!
Calamity Kate #2
FEB190354 (W) Magdalene Visaggio (A/CA) Corin Howell From the Eisner and GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer of the breakout hit Kim & Kim and DC Comics' Eternity Girl with Gerard Way and artist on IDW's Ghostbusters and X-Files comes this modern day adventure of heroes and monsters. After the mysterious Javelin starts sniping Kate's monster kills, Kate can't seem to get her out of her head. As the one-sided rivalry continues, Kate can't help but feel that there's some connection between Javelin and her ex-wife Sandra, which is throwing her whole process into chaos.
FEB191803 (W) Kayla Miller (A/CA) Kayla Miller Raina Telgemeier and Frazzled fans, rejoice! Author-illustrator Kayla Miller is back with Olive in this emotional and honest story about navigating new experiences, learning to step outside one's comfort zone, and the satisfaction of blazing your own trails. Olive and Willow are happy campers! Or are they? Olive is sure she'll have the best time at summer camp with her friend Willow - but while Olive makes quick friends with the other campers, Willow struggles to form connections and latches on to the only person she knows - Olive. It's s'more than Olive can handle! The stress of being Willow's living security blanket begins to wear on Olive and before long...the girls aren't just fighting, they may not even be friends by the time camp is over. Will the two be able to patch things up before the final lights out?
Chicken Rising OGN
FEB191670 (W) D Boyd (A/CA) D Boyd D. Boyd takes an unflinching look back at a 1970s childhood plagued by insecurity, bullying, and family dysfunction. After starting a small town fried chicken franchise her war-vet father becomes even more emotionally inaccessible at home, and nothing Dawn does is ever good enough for her mother. School isn't much better being filled with constant social challenges. Dawn's a true underdog-and this is the story of how she learns to find the good in the bad, and that fitting in isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Colorblind: A Story of Racism OGN
FEB192092 (W) Johnathan Harris (A) Garry Leach Johnathan Harris is fifteen, and lives in Long Beach, California, where he loves playing soccer with his friends, and listening to their favorite rapper, Snoop Dogg. His mom, dad, and three brothers are tight, but one of the most influential family members for Johnathan is his Uncle Russell, a convict in prison. Uncle Russell taught Johnathan to see people from the perspective of their cultures, and not just their skin color. But when Johnathan was just eight years old, something happened that filled him with fear and the very hatred that Uncle Russell had warned him about. What happened to Johnathan made him see that a dream of a colorless world was just that. A dream. Colorblind is Johnathan's story of confronting his own racism and overcoming it.
Credo: The Rose Wilder Lane Story OGN
DEC181799 (W) Peter Bagge (A/CA) Peter Bagge Peter Bagge returns with a biography of another fascinating twentieth-century trailblazer: the writer, feminist, war correspondent, and libertarian Rose Wilder Lane. Credo is a fast-paced, charming, informative look at a founder of the American libertarian movement and a champion of her mother, Laura Ingalls Wilder, in bringing the classic Little House on the Prairie series to the American public. Bagge's portrait of Lane is heartfelt and affectionate, probing into the personal roots of her rugged individualism.
Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Answer the Call
FEB190642 (W) Devin Grayson (A/CA) S. L. Gallant The 35th Anniversary of the Ghostbusters is upon us! Let's celebrate with four spooktacular weekly comics featuring different Ghostbuster teams in all-new standalone adventures! Do demons get visitation rights? That's the question facing a harried young mother as she tries to accommodate a stream of otherworldly visitors intent on paying their respects to her half-demon toddler. When the ghosts begin to herald the arrival of the girl's father-rumored to be a class 7 entity-Mommy knows who she has to call: The ANSWER THE CALL GHOSTBUSTERS! Erin, Abby, Patty, and Holtzman find themselves mediating the custody battle from hell... and it's a scorcher!
Guardians of the Galaxy #4
FEB190871 (W) Donny Cates (A) Geoff Shaw (CA) David Marquez THE DARK GUARDIANS! • The Dark Guardians, a new cosmic hit squad made up of the most powerful and cunning people in space, are going to kill Gamora. • It's time for the new Guardians of the Galaxy to saddle up!
High Level #3
FEB190510 (W) Rob Sheridan (A) Barnaby Bagenda, Romulo Fajardo (CA) Otto Schmidt Thirteen's serious doubts about Minnow's supposedly messianic powers are profoundly challenged when the mysterious child does the impossible to save them both from starving to death in the desert. But survival doesn't mean safety when the pair's already-harrowing quest to High Level requires a detour through Nibi Outpost, a treacherous smugglers' network built under the ruins of the old world...
Imperfect: A Story of Body Image OGN
FEB192093 (W) Dounya Awata (A) Garry Leach, Miralti Firmansyah Dounya Awada is a 24-year-old, devout Muslim, happy, healthy, and very much alive. But just a few years before, she nearly starved to death. Her struggle began when she was six years old. Little Dounya wanted nothing less than to be perfect, like her mother. In Dounya's culture, food is nearly synonymous with love. Food is nourishment, nourishment is love, love is life. Dounya began to eat to fill the growing need within her. She grew in size, eventually hitting over 200 pounds at just age 15. Food became her only friend. Her peers mocked her. She felt utterly alone. Her obsession with food did a turnabout. Dounya's horrific struggle with eating disorders has led her to advocate for boys and girls facing the same hurdles with which she struggled.
Justice League #22
FEB190514 (W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Francis Manapul The Multiverse is teetering on the brink, and Lex Luthor's Legion of Doom is poised for victory. But as the combined intellects of Brainiac and the world's smartest man make their move toward conquering the keys to the sixth dimension, a much bigger power grows on the horizon. At last, the final form of Perpetua takes her shape, and the DCU will never be the same again!
Little Bird #2
FEB190164 (W) Darcy Van Poelgeest (A/CA) Ian Bertram Little Bird is reunited with her mother in a dreamscape where she begins to uncover the twisted roots of her family tree. Free after 30 years of imprisonment, The Axe once again takes the mantle as leader of the resistance and prepares to wage war against Bishop and his Northern Guard.
FEB191283 (W) Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (A) AnneMarie Rogers (CA) Kat Leyh When the Roanoke scouts run into a mysterious and dangerous creature in the woods, they barely escape with their hides. Heart pumping and dizzy with adrenaline, Mal decides that she needs to work on being braver. More proactive. A girl of action! A hardcore lady-type! And she's going to do it all by herself, because that never goes wrong.
Magnificent Ms. Marvel #2
FEB190881 (W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Minkyu Jung (CA) Eduard Petrovich • Ms. Marvel is reeling from a devastating loss, but with an alien invasion ravaging Jersey City, she's not going to have much time to grieve! • Even if Kamala saves her hometown, will her family ever be the same? And what's all this business about a "Chosen One"?
Mary Shelley: Monster Hunter #1
FEB191342 (W) Adam Glass, Olivia Cuartero-Briggs (A/CA) Hayden Sherman For nearly two centuries, scholars have wondered how on earth Mary Shelley, a nineteen-year-old girl, was able to conjure one of the most frightening and enduring horror stories of all-time: Frankenstein. But with the recent discovery of Mary Shelley's secret memoir, the truth is finally revealed: Mary Shelley didn't just write Frankenstein, she lived it. Traveling back to that historic Geneva winter of 1816, Mary, her fiancé Percy, sisters Claire and Fanny, and the celebrated poet Lord Byron, find themselves guests of the eerie Frankenstein Estate. The macabre and frightening events that follow lead Mary to both a gruesome and shocking discovery. Their mysterious host is not at all what they expected, and their intentions will change the course of Mary's life for-ever.
FEB190167 (W) Skottie Young (A) Jorge Corona (CA) Mike Huddleston END OF STORY ARC
A messenger arrives with news of the storm brewing in Abel and Fox's wake. Maggie's carnival has changed its schedule to stay ahead of the tempest as Abel's debt is paid and he's offered the chance to choose his future.
Morning in America #2
FEB191890 (W) Magdalene Visaggio (A/CA) Claudia Aguirre The Sick Sisters know there's something wrong in their small town of Tucker, Ohio-and they also know that the authorities aren't doing anything about it. When the girls take the investigation into their own hands, they run into wild conspiracy theories, abandoned homes... and something that screeches in the night.
FEB190521 (W) Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker (A/CA) Jamal Campbell The newest sensation in the DC Universe discovers the secret behind her birth, her adoption and her connection to the great Multiverse. Hop on board a look at the DC Multiverse you never knew existed and the new mysteries and threats it brings to our world. From the creators behind Jessica Jones and Bitter Root comes a brand-new look at the world of superheroes through the eyes of a most unlikely hero!
Outpost Zero #9
FEB190174 (W) Sean McKeever (A/CA) Alexandre Tefenkgi END OF STORY ARC
Steven's death. The Genship's crash landing. If Sam and Alea are going to solve these mysteries, they're going to need to venture deeper within the Outpost than anyone's ever gone before... right?
FEB190524 (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Gaydos From the award-winning creators of Jessica Jones, a brand-new chapter in this massive Yakuza epic that has taken master tattoo artist/part-time assassin Pearl Tanaka from San Francisco to Japan, where she is going to confront the origins of her family and her clan head-on. Critics are gushing over Michael Gaydos' vibrant palette and experimental storytelling techniques.
Pilu of the Woods OGN
DEC181983 Willow loves the woods near her house. They're calm and quiet, so different from her own turbulent emotions, which she keeps locked away. When her emotions get the better of her one day, she decides to run away into the woods. There, she meets Pilu, a lost tree spirit who can't find her way back home-which turns out to be the magnolia grove Willow's mom used to take her to. Willow offers to help Pilu, and the two quickly become friends. But the journey is long, and Pilu isn't sure she's ready to return home yet-which infuriates Willow, who's determined to make up for her own mistakes by getting Pilu back safely. Asa storm rages and Willow's emotions bubble to the surface, they suddenly take on a physical form, putting both girls in danger...and forcing Willow to confront her inner feelings once and for all.
FEB190888 (W) Vita Ayala (A) Paul Davidson (CA) Kirbi Fagan GUEST-STARRING MILES MORALES AND MS. MARVEL! When it looks like an enemy of Wakanda has left a signature behind in America, Princess Shuri heads overseas to investigate. But she's not the only hero on the case. With New York City and New Jersey on the line, there's no way Miles Morales and Kamala Khan are sitting this one out. Guest creative team Vita Ayala and Paul Davidson take Shuri on a star-studded adventure!
Steven Universe Vol. 04
DEC181386 (W) Nicole Mannino (A) Lisa Sterle (CA) Francesca Perrone When Peridot and Lapis discover Camp Pining Play fanfiction, they fall in love with Lars' secret story and decide to put on a live performance for Beach City! With Steven, Connie, and the Crystal Gems, Peridot and Lapis become true thespians and work together to find a solution when parts of the story remind Lapis of her time with Jasper and jeopardize the play's production.
Tamamo The Fox Maiden and Other Asian Stories OGN
FEB191818 (A) Gene Luen Yang, Carla Speed McNeil, Nick Dragotta, Blue Delliquanti An incredible collection of tales from all over Asia, retold as stunning comics by some of the best independent artists the internet has to offer. Vengeful spirits, flying ogres, trickster tigers, and much more. Featuring the work of Gene Luen Yang, Nick Dragotta, Blue Delliquanti, Carla Speed Mcneil, Nina Matsumoto, and many more, this is one lively collection of Asian folktales, reimagined and retold in comics!
Uncanny X-Men #16
FEB190915 (W) Matthew Rosenberg (A/CA) Salvador Larroca Cyclops and the X-Men have set out to save mutantkind...but the Mutant Liberation Front isn't going to just wait for it to happen! Led by one of the X-Men's own, the MLF is willing to do whatever it takes to stop mutant oppression...even kill any mutant who stands in their way...
War of the Realms #2
FEB190759 (W) Jason Aaron (A) Russell Dauterman (CA) Arthur Adams, Matthew Wilson The world at war! AS THE BATTLE FOR NEW YORK CITY CONTINUES, A HERO FALLS! All the heroes of the Marvel Universe have assembled, yet this still might not be enough to stop Malekith's endless war. And the one hero who could turn the tide...is stranded where no one can reach him. With Thor trapped in the land of the Frost Giants and the forces of Earth overwhelmed, Black Panther, Jane Foster and Doctor Strange make a desperate gamble. Valhalla awaits...
War of the Realms: The Punisher #1
FEB190784 (W) Gerry Duggan (A) Marcelo Ferreira (CA) Juan Ferreyra PUNISHER: AVENGER OF MIDGARD! The War of The Realms has brought monsters to the streets of New York City, but New York has a monster all its own...Frank Castle, A.K.A. THE PUNISHER! And he'll be damned to Hel if he's going to let a bunch of Ten Realms tin-pot tyrants terrorize his town. But given he's one man against an army of monsters, Hel might soon have him! The War of Realms is about to meet Marvel's One Man Army. Expect Punishment!
War of the Realms: War Scrolls #1
FEB190780 (W) Jason Aaron, Chip Zdarsky, Josh Trujillo, Ram V. (A) Andrea Sorrentino, Joe Quinones, Ricardo Lopez-Ortiz, CAFU (CA) Alan Davis, Mark Farmer, Matt Hollingsworth THE MUST-READ COMPANION TO WAR OF THE REALMS! Gifted the sight of the Bifrost, Daredevil watches all Midgard burn under Malekith's invasion. How will the Guardian of Hell's Kitchen...guard an entire Earth turned to Hell? Find out in a story by Jason Aaron & Andrea Sorrentino! All this and more (including a new Howard the Duck story by Chip Zdarsky & Joe Quinones!), straight from the battlefield of WAR OF THE REALMS!
West Coast Avengers #10
FEB190846 (W) Kelly Thompson (A) Moy R. (CA) Lim, Gang Hyuk THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE BEAUTIFUL CONCLUDES! • HAWKEYE and HAWKEYE lead the fight to save AMERICA CHAVEZ from a cult that believes she's their prophesized chosen one who will lead them into the light - and also into victory - as they attempt a takeover of Los Angeles. • But just as things look darkest, the team is joined by a mysterious and powerful new ally. • Amid flying arrows and punching fists, relationships are both blossoming and being torn apart - what does it all mean for the future of the West Coast Avengers?!
JAN190390 (W) Caitlin Kittredge (A/CA) Roberta Ingranata NEW STORY ARC! "LAST DAYS," Part One-Transported five years into the future by the shockwave of a failed spell, Alex, Ash, and Majil must find a way back home-but the New York they knew is gone, and an apocalyptic wasteland ruled by demons stands between them and their ticket back to the present.
Xena: Warrior Princess #1
FEB191016 (W) Vita Ayala (A) Olympia Sweetman (CA) David Mack In a time of ancient gods, warlords and kings...a land in turmoil called out for a hero! She was XENA, a mighty princess forged in the heat of battle! In this all-new series, writer VITA AYALA (Black Panther, Wonder Woman, The Wilds) and artist OLYMPIA SWEETMAN throw Xena and her companion Gabrielle headfirst into a mysterious adventure. Can Xena discover the secrets of a village full of super-strong children, before jealous and petty GODS get involved?