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Hot Comic Book Releases: 5/27/2015

A three-day weekend makes New Comic Book Day come quicker! Here are some of the hottest releases hitting the racks of your local comic store. The cream of the crop are in this weeks Fresh Picks!


Fresh Picks:

  • Chapter House Comics re-imagines a classic Canadian hero in Captain Canuck #1! He must work with the global crisis intervention capcanuck1agency, Equilibrium, to take down villains like Mr. Gold and Blue Fox — and save the day, the Canadian way… which I assume means while wearing denim.
  • DC Comics brings us the conclusion to their crossover event with Convergence #8. The battle rages on and when the dust settles, only one reality can remain. Also, there are a ton of Convergence tie-ins from Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Shazam and more!
  • IDW is dropping Powerpuff Girls Super Smash Up #5 with features Dexter and Dee Dee (from Dexter’s Laboratory). The Powerpuff Girls need help from the nefarious Mojo Jojo (admit it; you read that in his voice) to keep Dee Dee from accidentally destroying the multiverse. Honestly, this is giving me a nostalgia overload.
    Marvel is releasing All-New Hawkeye #3! By all accounts, this is a great book with good writing and nice art. Check out its great description: “What makes a hero and what breaks a hero? Hawkeye and Hawkeye experience both. In ONE GLORIOUSLY BEAUTIFUL ISSUE!” It might be time to hop on the Hawkeye Hype Train!
  • Marvel is also putting out a slew of new Secret Wars tie-ins. I know it’s confusing, but stay with me here: Inferno is a new spin on a classic X-Men story where the mutants face demons torching Manhattan. Infinity Gauntlet puts Thanos with the infinity gems against the Nova Force. Inhumans: Attilan Rising pits wife against husband when queen Medusa finds out that Black Bolt is leading a rebellion on Battleworld. MODOK Assasin follows MODOK as he becomes a mercenary in Killville. Old Man Logan takes us back to the Wastelands where all heroes are dead except for the man formerly known as Wolverine. Secret Wars 2099 introduces the Avengers 2099, but its like the future, but not…. I don’t know, I’m confused now! Secret Wars Journal tells interesting and mysterious stories from all around Battleworld. And finally, Where Monsters Dwell has fighter planes versus dinosaurs, because… comics.


So now that all of those Secret Wars tie-ins are out of the way, what books are you picking up this week?
Leave a comment below with your pull list this week. If you don’t know where your nearest local comic book store is, check out the Comic Shop Locator.

Release List:

Note: Not every release from every publisher is included here. Also, redundant variants are not listed. Cover prices are included, but “AR” means “ask your retailer,” as prices on those items may vary.
Archie’s Funhouse Jumbo Comics Double Digest #15, $6.99
Black Hood #4 (Francesco Francavilla Regular Cover), $3.99
Sabrina #3 (Robert Hack Regular Cover), $3.99
Sonic Universe #76 (Patrick Spaz Spaziante Regular Cover), $3.99
Adventure Time #40 (Cover A Paul Pope), $3.99
Big Trouble In Little China #11 (Cover A Brian Churilla), $3.99
Bravest Warriors Tales From The Holo John #1 (Cover A Jonathan Brandon Sawyer), $4.99
Capture Creatures #4 (Cover A Becky Dreistadt), $3.99 convergence-8
Curb Stomp #4 (Of 4)(Cover A Devaki Neogi), $3.99
Garfield Volume 6 TP, $13.99
Munchkin #5 (Cover A Evan Dahm), $3.99
Sons Of Anarchy Limited Edition Volume 1 HC, $39.99
Batgirl Volume 5 Deadline TP, $17.99
Batman ’66 #23 (Howard Porter Regular Cover), $2.99
Batman Adventures Volume 2 TP, $19.99
Batman Legends Of The Dark Knight Volume 4 TP, $16.99
Convergence #8 (Of 8)(Andy Kubert Regular Cover), $4.99
Convergence Action Comics #2 (Of 2)(Amanda Conner Regular Cover), $3.99
Convergence Blue Beetle #2 (Of 2)(Bret Blevins Regular Cover), $3.99
Convergence Booster Gold #2 (Of 2)(Dan Jurgens Regular Cover), $3.99
Convergence Crime Syndicate #2 (Of 2)(Phil Winslade Regular Cover), $3.99
Convergence Detective Comics #2 (Of 2)(Bill Sienkiewicz Regular Cover), $3.99
Convergence Infinity Inc #2 (Of 2)(Ben Caldwell Regular Cover), $3.99
Convergence Justice Society Of America #2 (Of 2)(Dan Panosian Regular Cover), $3.99
Convergence Plastic Man And The Freedom Fighters #2 (Of 2)(Hilary Barta Regular Cover), $3.99
Convergence Shazam #2 (Of 2)(Doc Shaner Regular Cover), $3.99 PPG5
Convergence World’s Finest Comics #2 (Of 2)(Aaron Lopresti Regular Cover), $3.99
Effigy #5, $2.99
He-Man The Eternity War #6, $2.99
Injustice Gods Among Us Year Four #2 (Art Thibert Regular Cover), $2.99
Multiversity Pax Americana Director’s Cut #1, $9.99
Sandman Overture #5 (Of 6)(Cover A J.H. Williams III), $3.99
Sandman Overture #5 (Of 6)(Cover B Dave McKean), $3.99
Sandman Overture #5 (Of 6)(J.H. Williams III Combo Pack Cover), AR
Suiciders #4, $3.99
Edward Scissorhands #8 (Cover A George Caltsoudas), $3.99
Edward Scissorhands #8 (Cover SUB Drew Rausch), $3.99
Edward Scissorhands Volume 1 Parts Unknown TP, $19.99
Fly Outbreak #3 (Of 5)(Cover A Menton J. Matthews III), $3.99
Fly Outbreak #3 (Of 5)(Cover SUB Szymon Kudranski), $3.99
G.I. JOE The Complete Collection Volume 7 HC, $49.99
Godzilla Rulers Of Earth #24 (Cover A Matt Frank), $3.99
Indestructible Stingray #1 (Cover A Jeff Langevin), $3.99 Hawkeye3
Infinite Loop #2 (Of 6)(Cover A Elsa Charretier), $3.99
Jem And The Holograms #2 (Sophie Campbell Plugged-In Edition 2nd Printing Cover), $3.99
Judge Dredd #30 (Cover A Nelson Daniel), $3.99
Knight Rider Volume 1 TP, $14.99
October Faction #7 (Cover A Damien Worm), $3.99
Powerpuff Girls Super Smash-Up #5 (Of 6)(Cover A Derek Charm), $3.99
Ragnarok #5 (Cover A Walter Simonson), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #45 (Mateus Santolouco 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #46 (Cover A Mateus Santolouco), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #46 (Cover B Kevin Eastman), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ghostbusters Director’s Cut (Cover A Dan Schoening), $5.99
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #41 (Cover A Alex Milne), $3.99
You Don’t Say GN, $19.99
All-New Hawkeye #3 (Ramon K. Perez Regular Cover), $3.99
All-New Invaders Volume 3 The Martians Are Coming TP, $17.99
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad #3 (Of 5)(Pasqual Ferry Regular Cover), $3.99
Black Widow #18 (Phil Noto Regular Cover), $3.99 where-monsters-dwell-1
Deadpool Classic Volume 11 Merc With A Mouth TP, $34.99
Deadpool Volume 8 All Good Things TP, $24.99
Deathlok Volume 1 Control Alt Delete TP, $16.99
Giant Size X-Men 40th Anniversary HC, $39.99
Guardians 3000 Volume 1 Time After Time TP, $15.99
Inferno #1 (Javi Garron Regular Cover), $3.99
Infinity Gauntlet #1 (Dustin Weaver Regular Cover), $3.99
Inhumans Attilan Rising #1 (Dave Johnson Regular Cover), $3.99
Iron Fist The Living Weapon #12, $3.99
M.O.D.O.K. Assassin #1 (Of 5)(David Lafuente Regular Cover), $3.99
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man Web Warriors #7, $2.99
Nick Fury Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Classic Volume 3 TP, $34.99
Nightcrawler Volume 2 Reborn TP, $16.99
Nova #31, $3.99
Old Man Logan #1 (Andrea Sorrentino Regular Cover), $4.99
S.H.I.E.L.D. #6 (Julian Totino Tedesco Regular Cover), $3.99
Secret Wars 2099 #1 (Of 5)(Dave Rapoza Regular Cover), $3.99
Secret Wars Journal #1 (Of 5)(Kevin Wada Regular Cover), $3.99
Star Wars #2 (John Cassaday 4th Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Thanos Vs Hulk TP, $16.99
Uncanny Avengers Ultron Forever #1 (Alan Davis Regular Cover), $4.99
Where Monsters Dwell #1 (Of 5)(Frank Cho Regular Cover), $3.99
Wolverines Volume 2 Claw Blade And Fang TP, $15.99
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Marvel’s Secret Wars 2015 Live Recap

“It will be the biggest comic of 2015, possibly the biggest event Marvel has ever done,” said Chris D’Lando during the January 20, 2015 event. Secret Wars was first announced at New York Comic Con last October with very little information, except for its title and some teaser images. This live event was the first to pull back the curtain and reveal what we can expect from this mega event.

“It certainly feels nice to be here after two and a half to three years of publishing Avengers and New Avengers,” Tom Brevoort, Senior Vice-President of Marvel Comics, said. Secret Wars has been in the working stages for several years and has been in the background of events like 2013’s Age of Ultron and 2014’s Original Sin.

Tom Brevoort and Alex Alonso, Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief, both touched on how much coordination and effort has gone into orchestrating this upcoming event. “Every single time we’ve done an event we’ve always had to be mindful of Secret Wars and we’ve had to make decisions based on the fact that Secret Wars was headed our way,” said Alonso.


The setup for the May 2015 event: characters of the main Marvel universe (Earth-616) have discovered that every few years there are intersections between the many parallel universes that make up the Marvel universe. Two parallel universes will intersect, with the Earth at the center of this incursion. This incursion will either wipe out both universes or one universe will insure their survival at the cost of the other.

The biggest news bomb was dropped by Alonso, “the Ultimate Universe and the Marvel Universe are going to smash together.” He described it as two pizzas smashing together, there’ll be some new toppings while some of the toppings will be missing—some of which we might be upset about. “It’s more than just the Marvel Universe and the Ultimate Universe. It’s all the universes you can imagine. This is the Marvel Universe moving forward.”


This may seem like a lot of information to process if you haven’t been keeping with the comics. Luckily for everyone, on 2015’s Free Comic Book Day (May 3rd), Secret Wars #0 will be released, to catch up readers to this new event. With covers by renowned artist Alex Ross, Secret Wars #1 and the giant-sized #2 will both be released in May as well. Secret Wars #0 will also have the republished Marvel and Attack on Titan crossover comic that was released in Japan. You can read this newly collected volume of [amazon text=Time Runs Out&asin=0785193413] which is a good jump off point.

For more information on this event, visit Marvel’s website where you can find an interactive map of Battleworld, where most of the conflict of Secret Wars will take place. Stay tuned in in the coming weeks, Marvel will be announcing more information to get you ready for May’s event.

“It is difficult to imagine something larger in scale than what we’re doing with Secret Wars,” Brevoort said, “We’ve never done anything like this, ever.”

What do you think of the big news? What does this mean for the Marvel Universe?