New Comics & Books for 5/24/17!

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I AM GROOT #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Christopher Hastings (A) Flaviano (CA) Marco D’Alfonso
GROOT IN HIS OWN SERIES, SMALLER AND BETTER THAN EVER!
When the Guardians of the Galaxy get caught in a wormhole, a smaller-than-normal Groot is separated billions of light-years away from the team. Falling to a planet below, Groot discovers he is on an entirely alien and unknown world full of strange creatures and societies. Seriously underdeveloped and with nobody who can understand him, Groot will need to make the journey to the center of this world and find the way back to his family!
Rated T+

 


MASS EFFECT DISCOVERY #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Jeremy Barlow, John Dombrow (A) Gabriel Guzman (CA) Gabriel Guzman, Kate Niemczyk
A young Turian military recruit goes undercover in order to infiltrate the mysterious Andromeda Initiative-and ultimately retrieve a scientist who’s made a potentially devastating discovery. Tying in to the highly anticipated release of Mass Effect: Andromeda, writers Jeremy Barlow and John Dombrow and artist Gabriel Guzmán team up to create the next exciting chapter of the Mass Effect comics series!
o From Eisner Award-nominated writer Jeremy Barlow!
o Direct tie-in with Mass Effect: Andromeda for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One!
o Top secret variant cover by Kate Niemczyk!

 


ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #2
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Aaron Kuder
A NEW ERA OF COSMIC ADVENTURE BEGINS HERE!
Double ships every month!
The Guardians of the Galaxy have taken off into space once more, on their biggest and weirdest misadventures yet! Kicking things off with the biggest heist they’ve ever tried, we join Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and company as they blast their way through the galaxy, the peacekeepers of the Nova Corps hot on their tails. And once they find themselves caught in a war between The Collector and The Grandmaster, there will hardly be time to explain why Groot can’t grow any bigger, what Gamora is searching for or why Drax has sworn off violence! But don’t worry, we will – with a new twice-monthly schedule, All-New Guardians of the Galaxy has space for ALL your Marvel Cosmic needs!
Rated T+

 

 


DYING AND THE DEAD #4
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Ryan Bodenheim
“THE GOOD OLD DAYS”-We look back on the glory days of the Colonel and crew as they chase a lost artifact through the burning ruins of a fallen city in conquered Japan. The best new book of the year rambles on in THE DYING AND THE DEAD #4, The Good Old Days.

 

 

 


RAPTURE #1
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Matt Kindt (A) CAFU (CA) Mico Suayan
On a scarred landscape, two otherworldly armies prepare to battle one last time, vying for control of a massive tower named from an ancient language no longer permitted to be spoken. One army is led by a primeval force named Babel, whose goal is singular: to breach “Heaven” no matter the cost. The only thing standing in his way is a gray-haired barbaric warrior, filled with rage and regret, a man who sees this battle as his last chance for redemption. But he knows his depleted forces have little chance of victory unless aid comes. Enter Tama: A 12-year old girl on the crest of a hill overlooking the battle, who has just become humanity’s only hope. The last in an ancient line of mystics who protect the Earth, she has foreseen this battle and knows millions will perish if she’s unable to stop it. Now Tama and her ragtag team of malcontents – Ninjak, Shadowman and Punk Mambo – must somehow defeat an elder god hell bent on piercing the heavens.

 


SEVEN TO ETERNITY #6
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Jerome Opena, Matt Hollingsworth
There is a beautiful place where no one ever dies…

 

Featured Books:


DYING AND THE DEAD SPEC ED TP
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Ryan Bodenheim
“WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN”
A special direct market only trade paperback edition of THE DYING AND THE DEAD collecting the first three oversized issues. This will arrive in stores the same day as THE DYING AND THE DEAD #4.

 


MOON KNIGHT TP VOL 02 REINCARNATIONS
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A) Various (CA) Greg Smallwood
Meet the many men inside Moon Knight’s head as the focus shifts to his various incarnations! Marc Spector broke his body to escape the prison Khonshu built for his mind – but what if he’s still trapped? Steven Grant awoke in New York City, ready to produce Marvel’s next box-office smash – is he losing his mind, or will Moon Knight: The Movie be a blockbuster? And Jake Lockley is under arrest for murder! With the world calling on him to protect those who travel at night, Marc is losing control. Where the sun never rises, beasts are racing through the darkness – and the muddled mind of Moon Knight is reaching its limit! Plus: Savor a classic tale of Marc’s multiple personalities in search of the Slasher! Collecting MOON KNIGHT (2016) #6-9 and MOON KNIGHT (1980) #2.
Rated T+

 


MOONSHINE TP VOL 01 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Eduardo Risso
THE FIRST VOLUME OF THE NEW HIT SERIES
From writer BRIAN AZZARELLO and artist, EDUARDO RISSO–the Eisner Award-winning creative team behind the crime classic, 100 Bullets–comes a brutal new series that puts a horror twist on a classic gangster tale!
Set deep in Appalachia during Prohibition, MOONSHINE tells the story of Lou Pirlo, a city-slick “torpedo” sent from New York City to negotiate a deal with the best moonshiner in West Virginia, Hiram Holt. Lou figures it a milk run, but  what he doesn’t figure is that Holt’s just as cunning and ruthless as any NYC crime boss. Not only will Holt do anything for his illicit booze operation, he’ll stop at nothing to protect a much darker, bloodier family secret.
Collects Issues 1-6

 


UNWORTHY THOR TP
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Olivier Coipel, Aaron Kim Jacinto (CA) Olivier Coipel
Unfit to lift his hammer, and with someone else now wielding the power of Thor, the Odinson’s desperate quest to regain his worthiness takes him out into the cosmos – where he’s learned of the existence of a mysterious other Mjolnir! This ultimate weapon, a relic from a dead universe, is the key to his redemption – but some of the greatest villains of the Marvel Universe are anxious to get their hands on it, including the Collector and Thanos! And when the realm of Old Asgard vanishes, all might be lost – unless good tidings from Beta Ray Bill offer fresh hope! The Odinson gets a new look and a new pet – but can he reclaim his honor? Or will the power of thunder be wielded for evil? Let the battle for the hammer commence! Collecting UNWORTHY THOR #1-5.
Rated T+

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