STAFF PICKS FOR 05/06/2015!!!

SECRET WARS IS HERE! FIND THE FIRST ISSUE ALONG WITH OTHER GREAT COMICS THIS WEEK!

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ALEX

NEW COMIC: DESCENDER #3

DESCENDER #3

As the brutal robot-hunting Scrappers close in on TIM-21, the events that first brought him to the mining colony on the outer edges of space are revealed.

TRADE PICK: KINGDOM COME TP

KINGDOM COME TP

Art and cover by Alex Ross
Eisner Award-winning artist Alex Ross provides an amazing new cover painting for this new edition of KINGDOM COME, which features a deluxe foldout cover only on its first printing! (Subsequent printings will not include the foldout.)
Written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Ross, this is the unforgettable, best-selling tale of a world spinning inexorably out of control. Waid and Ross weave a tale of youth versus experience, tradition versus change, and what defines a hero. KINGDOM COME is a riveting epic that pits the old guard – Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and their allies – against a new, uncompromising generation of heroes.

CAMILLE

NEW COMIC: SECRET WARS #1

SECRET WARS #1

THE FINAL INCURSION IS HAPPENING! THE MARVEL UNIVERSE IS COLLIDING WITH THE ULTIMATE
UNIVERSEĀ AND NEITHER WILL SURVIVE!

TRADE PICK: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S STAR WARS

STAR WARS SHAKESPEARE

Full of feuding royalty, family melodrama, comical fools, and fantastic creatures, Star Wars has always been the most Shakespearean of Hollywood blockbusters. Now it’s presented in a manner that Shakespeare himself would recognize – with classic iambic pentameter and Elizabethan-style stage directions. Fans will love the Star Wars jokes and Shakespearean flourishes (R2-D2 launches into dramatic soliloquies whenever the other characters leave the stage). Text will be accompanied by fantastic Elizabethan woodcut illustrations of Chewbacca, C-3PO, and more.

JAKE

NEW COMIC: MASKS 2 #2

MASKS 2

The influence of the fiendish Red Death spans history. In the 30s, she stood against the Shadow, the Green Hornet, and Black Terror. In the 70s, the Red Death resurfaced to challenge two surprising heroes – the new Black Sparrow and Miss Fury!

TRADE PICK: BATMAN EARTH ONE: VOLUME TWOBATMAN EARTH ONE VOLUME 2

It’s here – the sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller and critically acclaimed BATMAN: EARTH ONE by the superstar creative team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank! While Gotham City is plunged into terror by an enigmatic anarchist and killer calling himself The Riddler, the Dark Knight must reconcile the increasingly conflicting ideologies of Detective Jim Gordon and Bruce Wayne’s head of security, Alfred Pennyworth. But there are many more mysteries lurking within Gotham City, including the secret agenda of Harvey Dent and the bizarre creature prowling the sewers – Killer Croc!

KATIE

NEW COMIC: ARCADIA #1

arcadia #1When 99% of humankind is wiped out by a pandemic, four billion people are “saved” by being digitized at the brink of death and uploaded into Arcadia, a utopian simulation in the cloud. But when Arcadia begins to rapidly deplete the energy resources upon which the handful of survivors in the real world (aka “The Meat”) depends, how long will The Meat be able-and willing-to help? Featuring the first of five connecting covers by Matt Taylor.

TRADE PICK: DAREDEVIL YELLOW

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“The measure of a man is not in how he gets knocked to the mat, it is in how he gets up.” Those are the words blind attorney Matthew Murdock’s father lived and died by. Prizefighter Battlin’ Jack Murdock’s murder set in motion a chain of events that exploded with a new super hero swinging out of New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen – the blind Acrobat Daredevil. In this retelling of the early career of the Man Without Fear, the Eisner Award-winning team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale (Spider-Man: Blue, Batman: The Long Halloween) have taken an inspiring action-adventure story and blended it with a romantic comedy. The result, highlighted by Sale’s dazzling ink washes and Matt Hollingsworth’s spectacular color, is the heartwarming and heartbreaking story of two young people in love – Matthew Murdock and Karen Page.

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