Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected APRIL 2019!

Here are the comics and graphic novels that caught our attention in this month’s Previews!

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From the Previews Catalog #365, FEBRUARY 2019 (for books arriving mainly in APRIL 2019)…

COVER TP VOL 01
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) David Mack
Best-selling creators Brian Michael Bendis and David Mack bring an incredible new espionage epic to Jinxworld in COVER!
Based on a true story, the intelligence community figures out that the traveling band of social misfits who make comic books are an exact match to the profiles of candidates recruited for intelligence and counterintelligence gathering. A well-known comics creator is recruited by the agency to live a double life as a spy. And convention season is upon us.
COVER is the blockbuster new epic from the acclaimed team of writer Brian Michael Bendis (Superman, Action Comics) and David Mack (Kabuki, Jessica Jones) as they reunite for the first time since their renowned run on Daredevil. Collects issues #1-6.

 

 

FANTASTIC FOUR TP BEHOLD GALACTUS
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Stan Lee, John Byrne (A) Jack Kirby & Various (CA) Alex Ross
The Fantastic Four take on Galactus in a quartet of action-packed epics! First, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby introduce the World-Eater and his enigmatic herald, the Silver Surfer, as they come for Earth in one of the greatest comic book sagas ever told! Next, Stan and Jack bring big G back – but what does he want this time? The answer lies in a dangerous and deadly shrunken realm! John Buscema’s powerful pencils illustrate the arrival of new herald Gabriel the Air-Walker, signaling doom for the human race! Then, John Byrne takes over as Terrax leads the Devourer back to Earth – and the entire Marvel Universe pitches in to help the FF save the planet from becoming his next meal! With classic art by top-flight creators, Galactus has never looked this good!
COLLECTING: FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #48-50, #120-123, #242-244

 

 

MAGIC ORDER TP VOL 01
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Olivier Coipel
We live in a world where we’ve never seen a monster, and The Magic Order is the reason we sleep safely in our beds. By day, they live among us as our neighbors, friends, and co-workers, but by night they are the sorcerers, magicians, and wizards that protect us from the forces of darkness… unless the darkness gets them first. Magic meets the Mob in THE MAGIC ORDER, as five families of magicians-sworn to protect our world for generations-must battle an enemy who’s picking them off one by one.

Collects THE MAGIC ORDER #1-6

 

ASCENDER #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen
“THE HAUNTED GALAXY,” Part One
Powerhouse creative team JEFF LEMIRE and DUSTIN NGUYEN launch an all-new sequel series to DESCENDER with the launch of ASCENDER!
Set ten years after the conclusion of DESCENDER’s storyline, magic has taken the place of machinery and the rules are very different indeed… Mila, the daughter of Andy and Effie from DESCENDER, spends her days exploring the lonely wilds of the planet Sampson and trying to stay out of the clutches of the evil disciples of the all-powerful vampire witch known only as Mother. But, like her parents, Mila doesn’t like to play by the rules, and when a certain robot pal of her dad’s shows up, nothing will ever be the same!
With all the scope and heart of the sci-fi classic DESCENDER, LEMIRE and NGUYEN reunite to take readers on an unforgettable fantasy quest!

 

 

FAIRLADY #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brian Schirmer (A/CA) Claudia Balboni, Marissa Louise
SERIES PREMIERE
Every fantasy epic ends with a war. But what happens when the war is over?
After posing as a man to join the army, Jenner Faulds returns home to The Feld for a new start as a “Fairman”-a specially licensed private investigator. But sexism didn’t end on the battlefield, and as the only “Fairlady,” Jenner gets stuck with the cases nobody else wants. Hitting the streets to solve The Feld’s overlooked mysteries, Jenner finds that the smallest cases hide the biggest secrets.
Writer Brian Schirmer, artist Claudia Balboni (Star Trek), and colorist Marissa Louise team up for FAIRLADY-an all-new series with the procedural case-solving of Magnum, P.I. and Fables, but set in a vibrant, RAT QUEENS-like high fantasy world.
Plus, this-and every-issue contains a complete 30-page story!

 

 

WAR OF REALMS JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Clint McElroy & Various (A) Andre Araujo (CA) Valerio Schiti, David Curiel
The creators of the blockbuster podcast “The Adventure Zone” bring their talents to Marvel for a wild romp through THE WAR OF THE REALMS!
Earth is at war, besieged by an army of Frost Giants, Trolls and Fire Goblins – and the mighty Thor is nowhere to be found! But could it be that the key to turning the tide is…Thor’s baby sister? Journey into Mystery with Spider-Man (Miles Morales), Hawkeye (Kate Bishop), Wonder Man, and Balder the Brave as they go on an epic quest to save Earth’s only hope! (And, yes, deal with diaper duty.)

 

 

STAR WARS GALAXY’S EDGE #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Will Sliney (CA) Rod Reis
A CALL TO ADVENTURE ON THE VERY EDGE OF THE GALAXY! THE COMIC TIE-IN TO THE THEME PARK!
BLACK SPIRE OUTPOST has long been frequented by smugglers, merchants and travelers from every corner of the galaxy looking to make their score on the infamous black market – or experience the exotic thrills only the remote world of Batuu has to offer. Beings like the infamous DOK-ONDAR, a proprietor of rare and one-of-a-kind antiquities, thrive on the unique opportunities which abound on the lawless outpost at the very edge of Wild Space! But the evil FIRST ORDER has come to Batuu and the survival of the entire outpost is at stake! The road to Black Spire’s possible salvation might begin in the past…with a job HAN SOLO and his partner CHEWBACCA pulled for Dok-Ondar. The newest chapter of the growing Star Wars saga begins this April with ETHAN SACKS (OLD MAN HAWKEYE) AND WILL SLINEY’S (BEN REILLY: SCARLET SPIDER, SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY) GALAXY’S EDGE – the riveting comic adventure tie-in to the theme park.

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