Scroll through our recommendations for June 5th's New Comic Book Day, listed below!
The big new series on our list this week is Marvel's Black Cat! Though originally appearing in the late 70s, this is the first time Felicia Hardy aka Black Cat will get her own ongoing series! The master thief is generally noted as either Spider-Man's enemy, love interest, or ally, and we are excited for the character to get her own story rather than be known in relation to another character. In this first issue, we find Felicia on the run from both the police and the New York Thieves Guild- and we can't wait to see what twists come next!
There are two graphic novels we are excited to see hit shelves- the first of which is Hotel Dare from Boom! Studios. The story follows Olive and her adopted siblings as they go to spend another boring summer at their estranged grandmother's old hotel. But things take a turn when they discover that behind each door of the hotel lies a portal to a new mysterious place! You can catch the full rundown of the second book, This Was Our Pact, in our June month post, but its been described as Stand By Me meets My Neighbor Totoro and we have been bewitched since first seeing the cover!
We also have some returning favorites this week such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Giant Days, Man-Eaters, Paper Girls and so many other Femme Power Comix favorites!
Also!- Have you heard the good news? You can now purchase comics and graphic novels in our shop! We've so appreciated the feedback we've gotten so far, but please continue to send us messages on Facebook and Instagram as we decide what to stock in our shop!
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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Black Cat #1
APR190773 (W) Jed MacKay (A) Travel Foreman, Michael Dowling, Nao Fuji (CA) J. Scott Campbell SPINNING OUT OF THE PAGES OF AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES! The Black Cat is back and starring in her first ever ongoing series! Felicia Hardy has a taste for the finer things in life and a certain set of skills that can get her into any mansion, vault or museum to...procure said finer things. But due to her actions in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Felicia's not only on the run from the police but also by the New York Theives Guild and their boss ODESSA DRAKE! High-octane heists, climactic chases and twist after twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat like a cat on a perch. IN THIS ISSUE: Find out a secret from Cat's past in a bonus story that sets a foundation for the future! All this and an all-new MARVEL MEOW short story by Nao Fuji!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5
APR191189 (W) Jordie Bellaire (A) David Lopez (CA) Marc Aspinall After the stunning events of Issue #4, the Scooby Gang tries to recover and deal with a new threat that's arising within the very halls of Sunnydale High itself.
Captain Marvel #6
APR190752 (W) Kelly Thompson (A) Annapaola Martello (CA) Amanda Conner WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! The Dark Elf King Malekith and his allies have conquered Earth! At least, they THINK they have - and they've divided the spoils accordingly, with the Enchantress raising an army of the dead and staking her claim on South America. But if the Enchantress is expecting a royal welcome, she's forgotten what she's dealing with - Earth isn't going down without a fight. And as Captain Marvel leads DOCTOR STRANGE and BLACK WIDOW into the land of the dead, nothing about this mission will be what our heroes expect.
Disney Pixar's Toy Story 4 OGN
JAN190481 (W) Haden Blackman (A) Veronica Di Lorenzo, Rosa La Barbera, Ivan Shavrin A graphic novel anthology expanding on the feature film Disney Pixar's Toy Story 4. The toys are back and do they have a story to tell! Join Woody and the Toy Story gang in four connecting stories set before and after Disney Pixar's Toy Story 4. Writer Haden Blackman (Star Wars) brings fun, energy, and heart to this graphic novel that features the toys you know and love-and introduces some new toys, too! Four new stories set before and after Disney Pixar's Toy Story 4!
Domino Hotshots #4
APR190905 (W) Gail Simone (A) David Baldeon (CA) R. B. Silva The immense power of the Creation Constellation is in reach! The only thing between it and Domino's squad is...each other?! Which of these knockouts are gonna get knocked out?!
APR190468 (W) Simon Spurrier (A) Bilquis Evely (CA) Yanick Paquette The Dream Hunters chart the footsteps of their absent lord through realms infernal and external, stumbling at last upon an unexpected treasure...while the new incumbent upon the throne of the Dreaming-scared of its own mind-at last decides who, and how, to be.
Giant Days #51
APR191243 (W) John Allison (A/CA) Max Sarin When McGraw's father dies unexpectedly, the small friend group is shaken. Susan struggles to be there for McGraw, but his usual stoicism has turned into a solid wall. With McGraw at home and Susan in their empty apartment alone, Esther and Daisy have to help Susan deal with someone who doesn't seem to be dealing. What do you do for someone you love when you have no idea what they're going through?
Harley Quinn #62
APR190476 (W) Sam Humphries (A) Otto Schmidt (CA) Guillem March Harley's life has been turned upside down, and her best friends have turned against her. Now, trapped in a magically changed Gotham City, Harley Quinn is put on trial to do something she's never been capable of: prove her sanity-or die!
Hotel Dare OGN
DEC181336 (W) Terry Blas (A/CA) Claudia Aguirre OPEN THE DOOR. ADVENTURE AWAITS. Olive and her adopted siblings, Charlotte and Darwin, are spending the summer with their estranged grandma at her creepy hotel, and it 's all work and no play. They're stuck inside doing boring chores until they stumble upon an incredible secret... behind each door of the hotel lies a portal to a strange and mysterious place. The simple turn of a knob transports them to a distant magical world filled with space pirates. Behind the next door are bearded wizards. Down the hall is a doorway to a cotton-candied kingdom. But once the doors are open, worlds start colliding, and only one family can save them before the hotel tears itself apart.
Jim Henson's Beneath The Dark Crystal #10
APR191234 (W) Adam Smith (A) Alexandria Huntington (CA) Benjamin Dewey Bolstered by their reunion, Kensho and Thurma both return to their homelands with the truths they have learned. Kensho journeys back to the Crystal Castle to face the Royal Guard. Some cheer his return, while others rebuke his claim to the Throne. Meanwhile, Thurma returns from the Cinder with a pressing revelation.
Jughead the Hunger Versus Vampironica #2
MAR191473 (W) Frank Tieri (A) Pat & Tim Kennedy (CA) Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy Jughead has had a lot to deal with since going all "Full Moon". Betty Cooper werewolf hunter, Reggie Mantle werewolf pack... even a Frankenmoose. But has any of this prepared him for Vampironica? Or the horde or vampires that are invading his reality with her? Nope!
Justice League #25
APR190484 (W) Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez, James TynionIV (A) Javi Fernandez (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez The "Sixth Dimension" storyline wraps up in this oversize issue as Superman faces down the World Forger to save the Justice League! Can Superman withstand the might of a being that can create worlds from nothing?! Plus, with the Justice League away, Mr. Mxyzptlk's been wreaking havoc! Can anyone on Earth stand up to the fifth-dimensional menace?
APR190158 (W) Chelsea Cain (A) Kate Niemczyk (CA) Lia Miternique "MOTHERS ARE MAGIC": Introducing our new artist, ELISE McCALL, launching a new arc, AND featuring a special "Tampon Woman and Maxi Pad Girl" team-up? That's right. Also, unicorns. And middle schoolers.
Marvel Team-Up #3
APR190878 (W) Eve Ewing (A) Joey Vazquez (CA) Stefano Caselli Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel both wanted a change of pace...or so they thought. Will things ever get back to normal? Will they defeat the Jackal? And where is Pete's old friend Dr. Rosario, anyway?!
Meet the Skrulls #5
APR190851 (W) Robbie Thompson (A) Niko Henrichon (CA) Marcos Martin • The Warner family may be alien infiltrators trying to bring down human civilization, but could PROJECT BLOSSOM actually be WORSE?! • Don't sleep on the book that everyone will be talking about for years to come!
Minecraft Vol. 01
MAR190319 (W) Sfe R. Monster (A/CA) Sarah Graley The first graphic novel set in the world of the gaming phenomenon Minecraft!
Tyler is your everyday kid whose life is changed when his family has to move from the town he's always known. Thankfully, Tyler has a strong group of friends forever linked in the world of Minecraft! Tyler, along with his friends Evan, Candace, Tobi, and Grace, have been going on countless adventures together across the expanses of the Overworld and are in need of a new challenge. The group decides to go on the Ultimate Quest-to travel to the End and face off against the ender dragon!
Paper Girls #29
APR190170 (W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Cliff Chiang PART FOUR OF THE FINAL ARC! It's the final showdown between past, present, and future in this explosive penultimate issue of the series!
Ronin Island #4
APR191223 (W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Giannis Milonogiannis Hana and Kenichi come face-to-face with the Shogun himself, and discover a startling secret behind the disaster that destroyed their homelands more than twenty years ago.
Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #9
APR190837 (W) Seanan McGuire (A) Takeshi Miyazawa (CA) Bengal • Gwen Stacy - drummer extraordinaire and literal beating heart of the punk rocking MARY JANES finds herself in a battle of the bands! • But there's a new monster in town, and he calls himself the MAN-WOLF! • And when he sets his sights on SPIDER-WOMAN and the people she cares about most, suddenly the musical battle onstage isn't the most important battle Gwen's involved in.
This Was Our Pact OGN
APR191749 (W) Ryan Andrews (A/CA) Ryan Andrews Stand by Me meets My Neighbor Totoro in this astonishing, magical-realist adventure story for middle-grade readers. It's the night of the annual Autumn Equinox Festival, when the town gathers to float paper lanterns down the river. Legend has it that after drifting out of sight, they'll soar off to the Milky Way and turn into brilliant stars. This year, Ben and his classmates are determined to find out where those lanterns really go, and they made a pact with two simple rules: No one turns for home. No one looks back. The plan is to follow the river on their bikes for as long as it takes to learn the truth, but it isn't long before the pact is broken by all except for Ben and (much to Ben's disappointment) Nathaniel, the one kid who just doesn't seem to fit in. Together, Nathaniel and Ben will travel down a winding road full of magic, wonder, and unexpected friendship.
Uncanncy X-Men #19
APR190896 (W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Carlos Villa (CA) Whilce Portacio First - learn the truth about the Hellfire Club's involvement in the X-Men's quest. Then, the mutant race faces elimination at the hands of a vaccine erasing the X-Gene from future generations...
War of the Realms #5
APR190720 (W) Jason Aaron (A) Russell Dauterman (CA) Arthur Adams MIDGARD'S LAST STAND Malekith's army gets a whole new crop of recruits - the dead! As Midgard transforms under the rule of Malekith and his allies, the dead rise up to form a new Niffleheim! The Black Panther calls in every hero on his roster to fight for Earth, from Spider-Man and the Spiders of Hel to Ghost Rider and Balder the Brave. But if there's any hope for the Ten Realms, it'll come from the skies...
War of the Realms: Journey into Mystery #4
APR190733 (W) Clint McElroy, Justin McElroy, More (A) Andre Araujo (CA) Valerio Schiti PLACE YOUR BETS - ON SURVIVAL! When Balder the Brave's unofficial babysitter's club runs out of cash in Nevada, they hit on a foolproof plan: a casino heist! They just have to disguise a few famous heroes, a cyborg, an Asgardian god and a talking dog to do it. With the luck of baby Laussa on their side, nothing could go wrong! Unless of course they stumble upon...a convention of SUPER VILLAINS? What the heck, Nevada. Looks like the heroes will need a miracle in the desert to get out of this one!
War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas #3
APR190737 (W) Greg Pak (A) Lim, Gang Hyuk (CA) Woo Dae Shim BURN, BABY, BURN! • AMADEUS CHO has always been the cocky rebel, bucking authority to do the right thing. • But now he's the authority - the de facto leader of a disparate group of heroes from all over the Pacific - each of whom has their own idea of the best way to free their countries from the fiery rule of the QUEEN OF CINDERS! • Can Amadeus pull these NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS together - or will QUEEN SINDR succeed in her ultimate plan to drive north and turn all of Earth into NEW MUSPELHEIM?
FEB190224 (W) Caitlin Kittredge (A/CA) Roberta Ingranata "LAST DAYS," Part Two In the present, the remnants of Team Witchblade are struggling to fight the good fight without Alex, but Haley, the Witchblade's alternate host, has other plans.
Young Justice #6
APR190518 (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Elena Casagrande (A/CA) John Timms The secrets of Gemworld begin to unlock themselves for the newly reformed members of Young Justice-Tim Drake, Conner Kent, Jinny Hex, Wonder Girl, Impulse and the new Teen Lantern-but is it too late for the teen heroes to help Amethyst bring some order to her chaotic realm? Fan-favorite artist Elena Casagrande also joins the team as she delivers a look at Jinny Hex's origins and how she came to be in Metropolis on the day the new Young Justice formed.