New Comics & Books for 5/08/2019!!!

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Featured Comics:

WAR OF REALMS NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Greg Pak (A) Lim, Gang Hyuk (CA) Billy Tan
FEATURING MARVEL’S NEWEST HEROES WAVE, AERO & SWORD MASTER!
A “War of the Realms” tie-in series! As Sindr, Immortal Queen of Muspelheim, and her legions of Fire Demons march on Asia, it’s time for a new band of heroes to unite to protect the Pacific Rim. Having brought together a ragtag team of heroes to defend the Earth from an alien invasion in the past, can Amadeus Cho reassemble his “protectors” — Shang-Chi, Silk and Jimmy Woo to save the world from incineration? And where is Kamala Khan? And just who are Crescent, Io and Luna Snow??? Featuring Marvel’s newest heroes from China, Aero and Sword Master, and a mysterious new Filipino heroine named WAVE!

 

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1
DC COMICS
(W) Bryan Hill (A) Dexter Soy (CA) Tyler Kirkham
When the quest for justice drives Batman into some morally ambiguous areas, he calls in the most moral man he knows: Jefferson Pierce, a.k.a. Black Lightning, and his team of operatives known as the Outsiders!
Several years ago Batman personally put the Barrera family into hiding after they suffered through terrible experiments at the hands of an organization called the Ark. Now all but one of them have turned up dead…and Batman needs to locate Sofia Barrera before the wrong people get their hands on her-and her surprising power! But it wouldn’t be Batman without a hidden agenda, would it? And when Black Lightning, Katana, the Signal and Orphan find out what Batman is really up to, their every loyalty will be called into question.

 

EXCELLENCE #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brandon Thomas (A/CA) Khary Randolph, Emilio Lopez
Spencer Dales was born into a world of magic. His father belongs to the Aegis, a secret society of black magicians ordered by their unseen masters to better the lives of others-those with greater potential-but never themselves.
Now it’s time for Spencer to follow in his father’s footsteps, but all he sees is a broken system in need of someone with the wand and the will to change it. But in this fight for a better future, who will stand beside him?
KHARY RANDOLPH (We Are Robin, Noble, Black, TECH JACKET) and BRANDON THOMAS (HORIZON, The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury, Noble, Voltron) ignite a generational war in this action-fantasy series, made entirely by creators of color, and committed to one truth above all others-Excellence is Real.

 

STAR WARS AOR BOBA FETT #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Greg Pak (A) Marc Laming (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
THE HUNTER’S HEART!
• As the implacable bounty hunter who tracked down HAN SOLO, BOBA FETT earned his reputation as one of the greatest villains in the galaxy.
• But what happens when Boba Fett picks up the trail of an actual villain?
• Find out what kind of heart – if any – beats under that MANDALORIAN armor!

 

BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #5
DC COMICS
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jock
It’s a battle to the death as Batman goes head-to-head with the Grim Knight! The Caped Crusader is forced to not only fight off the most evil version of himself, but the growing desire to turn his back on his moral code and commit cold-blooded murder. Any other time, Batman would be able to stay on the straight and narrow, but as the Joker serum finally takes over his body, Bruce Wayne may just succumb to pure evil, and kill the Grim Knight. All of this is foreseen by the Batman Who Laughs, who has been planning for the corruption of Bruce Wayne, banking on him activating the “Last Laugh” protocol and turning Gotham City into an incubator for evil. All the Batman Who Laughs needs is one last “Happy Bruce” from another dimension to make his serum work…but only Batman knows where the last Bruce is going to show up.

 

RONIN ISLAND #3
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Giannis Milonogiannis
Though the Island’s shelter provides protection, Hana can no longer watch the slaughter on the mainland and leaves her home with General Sato to save the Shogunates’s civilians. Kenichi stays behind, unwilling and unable to understand her motivations.

 

 

Featured Books:

BLACKBIRD TP VOL 01
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Sam Humphries (A/CA) Jen Bartel
Included in Tor.com’s Best Comics of 2018
Included in Book Riot’s Best Comics of 2018
“Much like BARTEL’s art, the world of BLACKBIRD thrums with a fantastical undercurrent, and the moments when it spills through to the surface are supremely satisfying.” -KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (BITCH PLANET)
Nina Rodriguez knows there’s a hidden magical world run by ruthless cabals hiding in Los Angeles. And when a giant magic beast kidnaps her sister, Nina must confront her past (and her demons) to get her sister back and reclaim her life. Perfect for fans of SYFY’s The Magicians, the CW’s Riverdale, and THE WICKED + THE DIVINE-don’t miss the first collection of the smash-hit neo-noir fantasy series from fan-favorite writer SAM HUMPHRIES (Harley Quinn, Nightwing) and red-hot artist JEN BARTEL (Black Panther, Mighty Thor)!
Collects BLACKBIRD #1-6

 

DISNEY ALADDIN: FOUR TALES OF AGRABAH TP
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Corinna Bechko (A) Pablo Vite
A graphic novel anthology expanding on Disney’s live-action feature film Aladdin. Four tales bring the individuality and spirit of Aladdin and friends to the forefront, and connect to the events of the film in stories set before and during the film.

 

PEARL TP VOL 01
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Gaydos
Pearl is an exceptional tattoo artist…and accidental assassin for one of the modern-day San Francisco Yakuza. She was born into one life, but another is calling to her. This is Pearl Vol. 1, from the Peabody Award-winning creators of Jessica Jones.
When Pearl accidentally meets one of her peers, her counterpart from another clan, she starts to dream of a better life. But Pearl has a very special ability that keeps pulling her back into the violent world she is desperate to escape.
PEARL is a major series launch from writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos that features their first brand-new original character since Jessica Jones. This new title collects issues #1-6.

 

SMASHED JUNJI ITO STORY COLLECTION HC
VIZ MEDIA LLC
(W/A/CA) Junji Ito
Try not to be noticed when you eat the secret nectar, otherwise you’ll get smashed… What horrific events happened to create the earthbound-people tied to a certain place for the rest of their short lives? Then, a strange haunted house comes to town, but no one expects it to lead to a real hell… Welcome to Junji Ito’s world, a world with no escape from endless nightmares.
For older teen audiences.

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