It’s a busy weekend for comic fans across the UK, with many in Birmingham for the ace International Comic Expo, offering a whole host of comic creators to meet and greet – and until next week, it’s the only place where you’ll be able to buy Brickman Returns, a new colour collection of wonderfully bonkers strips, direct from dedicated comics creator Lew Stringer!
Who is Brickman? He’s zillionaire Loose Brayne, who was stuck for something to do one night when suddenly a brick was lobbed through his window! Naturally, as it’s a comic strip it instantly inspired him to become… the Brickman! Yes, it’s a Batman parody, but the daftest parody you’ll ever see. Head over to Lew’s blog for more info, then come straight back here for the rest of this week’s new comics news.
Other Northerners will also be heading to Bolton Comic Con today (check our events guide for other happenings), but wherever you are, I’m sure you’ll be looking out for new comics, so without further ado, here’s our regular listing of new US comics and more on sale now in comic shops. As usual, we lean towards promoting British comics creators in our list.
Things to look out for – well, obviously the representation of the first Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham-created Miracleman story is going to get a lot of attention. We’re some way off yet before the new stories begin but I think that if you don’t already have the original editions this Marvel book is worth grabbing. I certainly will be.
Plus, of course there’s the latest Doctor Who: Four Doctors release from Titan Comics – the penultimate issue in the five part ‘event’, and Neil Edwards art is as pulse pounding as ever, with Paul Cornell’s script throwing all sorts of curves.
If you like Paul’s work, of course, you may also want to check out something completely different – the second issue of the well-received This Damned Band is out now from Dark Horse.
Along with some other great titles in comic shops this week, you may also want to hunt down the The Beast Within: The Art Of Ken Barr, a hard cover collection of art from publisher SQPINC. Commando fans will recognise Ken as a cover artist on their favourite comic, but for the first time ever, this book collects many of his outstanding film and television-related, science fiction and fantasy book covers, and many iconic images from the glory days of Marvel Comics.
Also worth grabbing is Uncanny Season 2 #6, as ace writer Andy Diggle wraps his latest story with some trademark bangs. Great stuff – as is the new “Dreams of Deadworld” by Kek-W, Dave Kendall, and Ellie De Ville, a tale of the Dark Judges that kicks off in 2000AD this week (news story here)!
Don’t forget that despite many British publishers lack of faith in full-blown cover to cover comic strip action and humour, there are still comics on sale in newsagents that still delight in bringing you such subversive delights, including The Beano, Commando, Judge Dredd Megazine, Panini’s superhero titles and VIZ, with great strips also featuring in titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Doctor Who Adventures, Titan’s Doctor Who Comic (collecting their strips from the US format titles) Mega, TOXIC and many others.
The Hachette Judge Dredd Collection is also on sale now, but you may now have to subscribe if you want to continue buying it as Part Works are not distributed in newsagents after their first few issues.
Plus, the wonderful Phoenix Comic is on sale in all Waitrose supermarkets as well as available on subscription and through its dedicated iPad app.
• You may also be already thinking about Christmas, so you may also like to check out this year’s crop of annuals, which are invading bookshops at a steady pace right now.
British Comic Publishers
2000AD Prog 1946
Features “Judge Dredd: Enceladus: Old Life” by Rob Williams. Henry Flint, and Annie Parkhouse; “The Alienist: The Haunting of Hex House” by Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby, Eoin Coveney, and Simon Bowland; “Tharg’s 3rillers: Apocalypse Anonymous” by Robert Murphy, Sean O’Connor, Abigail, Ryder, and Annie Parkhouse; “Grey Area: Contact” by Dan Abnett, Mark Harrison, and Ellie De Ville; “Dreams of Deadworld” by Kek-W, Dave Kendall, and Ellie De Ville.
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #15 (Variant Covers)
Writer: Nick Abadzis Artist/Cover Artist: Elena Casagrande
Season finale, the end of “Year One!” Gabby, Cindy, and the Doctor face their greatest challenge yet! The whole year has been building to this; what state will the Doctor and his companions be left in when the smoke clears? An ancient evil from the heart of the universe! An impossible decision! Shocks and surprises right down to the last page! Plus, celebrate the pulse-pounding end of Year One with our commemorative covers by series artist Elena Casagrande and an amazing incentive by Eisner award-winning writer/artist Nick Abadzis!
Doctor Who: Four Doctors #4 (Variant Covers)
Writer: Paul Cornell Artist/Cover Artist: Neil Edwards
The Doctors come face to face with the shocking identity of their deadly foes! The Doctor Who event of 2015 continues!
Dragons Riders Of Berk Graphic Novel Volume 6: Underworld
Writer: Simon Furman Artist: Iwan Nazif
Continuing the adventures of Hiccup and his friends from How To Train Your Dragon and the Dragons: Riders of Berk TV show! “Underworld”: During a routine training exercise, Hiccup and his friends discover a huge, mysterious pit in a forest near Berk and decide to investigate. Meanwhile, a number of fishing vessels near Berk have gone missing, so Stoick decides to investigate – and bumps into an old enemy. Just how are Hiccup and Stoick’s predicaments linked?
Home Trade Paperback Volume 1
Writer: Max Davison Artist: Matt Hebb
Fresh from DreamWorks Animation’s new film Home, Titan Comics bring you the all-new adventures of the friendliest and most inept world dominators you’ve ever seen! The Boov are an alien race trying to make Earth their home, but they really don’t get human culture. In these two original stories, Tip and the Boov alien Oh attempt to play hide-and-seek – with inter-dimensional consequences! And Oh faces the perilous pitfalls of job-hunting!
US Comic Publishers
Dark Horse Comics
Age Of Reptiles Ancient Egyptians #4
Aliens Salvation Hard Cover
Writer: Dave Gibbons Artist: Mike Mignola, Kevin Nowlan Cover Artist: Mike Mignola
One of the most memorable Aliens tales ever told, now available as a premier-edition hardcover! When the most pious crewman aboard the Nova Maru is forced to abandon ship with his mad captain, the two are marooned on an inhospitable and remote world-and they’re not alone . . .
Angel And Faith Season 10 #18
Baltimore Cult Of The Red King #5
Barb Wire #3
Conan Hard Cover Volume 18 Damned Horde
Groo Friends And Foes Trade Paperback Volume 1
Lady Killer Trade Paperback
Larp Trade Paperback Volume 1
Legend Korra Art Animated Series Hard Cover Book 4: Balance
This Damned Band #2
Writer: Paul Cornell Artist/Cover Artist: Tony Parker
The band Motherfather is starting to wonder if maybe the whole “pretending to worship Satan” thing wasn’t such a good idea – especially after Satan himself comes around for a visit!
The wickedly funny romp that mixes classic rock with black magic continues from Paul Cornell (Wolverine, Action Comics) and Tony Parker (Mass Effect: Foundation)!
Bat Mite #4
Batman Arkham Knight #8
Batman Beyond #4
DC Comics Bombshells #2
Detective Comics #44
FBP Federal Bureau Of Physics #24 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Simon Oliver Artist: Alberto Ponticelli Cover Artist: Nathan Fox
Out in the back of beyond, in the place between time and space, the future of everything rests in Adam’s hands:
(R/R)² – (8/3) pG? – (1/3) ?c² – [(k/c) ÷ (R)²] Nothing expands forever.
Flash Season Zero #12
Flash Trade Paperback Volume 5 History Lessons (N52)
Green Arrow #44
Green Lantern #44
Injustice Gods Among Us Year Four #9
Mad Max Fury Road Trade Paperback (Mature Readers)
Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Stephen Mooney Cover Artist: Aco
Grayson and Midnighter-reunited at last! Granted, it wasn’t Grayson’s idea, and yes, technically Midnighter might have kidnapped him. And, uh, brought him to Moscow to fight a herd of feral vampires. Maybe this reunion is getting off on the wrong foot…
Mortal Kombat X #10 (Mature Readers)
New 52 Futures End Trade Paperback Volume 3
Omega Men #4
Suicide Squad Trade Paperback Volume 1 Trial By Fire New Edition
Sweet Tooth Deluxe Ed Hard Cover Book 01 (Mature Readers)
Wonder Woman Hard Cover Volume 7 War Torn
Wonder Woman Trade Paperback Volume 6 Bones (N52)
Danger Girl Renegade #1
Jem & The Holograms #6
Open Sesame Card Game
Skylanders Rift Into Overdrive Hard Cover
Transformers More Than Meets Eye #44
Walt Disney Donald Duck Daily Newspaper Comics Hard Cover Volume 1
8house #3 Kiem Part One (Mature Readers)
Beyond Belief #2
Casanova Acedia #4 (Mature Readers)
Dark Corridor #2 (Mature Readers)
Dying And The Dead #3
Jupiter’s Circle #6 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Wilfredo Torres Cover Artist: Frank Quitely
A love triangle disrupts the team. Final issue of volume 1!
Last Days Of American Crime Hard Cover (Mature Readers)
Lazarus #19 (Mature Readers)
Material #4 (Mature Readers)
Minimum Wage So Many Bad Decisions #5 (Mature Readers)
Nailbiter Trade Paperback Volume 3 Blood In The Water (Mature Readers)
Plutona #1 (Mature Readers)
Poseidon IX One Shot(Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Tales Of Honor Bred To Kill #2 Variant Covers)
We Stand On Guard #3 (Mature Readers)
Age Of Apocalypse #3 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
Age Of Ultron Vs Marvel Zombies #4 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
Writer: James Robinson Artist: Steve Pugh, Paul Rivoche Cover Artist: Leonard Kirk
• The enemy of my enemy is my friend…
• But whoever wins, we lose…
• Unless HANK PYM can deliver us from evil!
All New X-Men Hard Cover Volume 2
Avengers By Jonathan Hickman Hard Cover Volume 2
Dark Tower Drawing Of Three Lady Of Shadows #1
Deadpool Vs Thanos #1
Figment 2 #1
Future Imperfect #5 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
Writer: Jeff Loveness Artist: Brian Kesinger Cover Artist: Declan Shalvey
• Groot assembles a ragtag band of aliens to go after Eris and finally save his long-last pal, Rocket!
• An EXPLOSIVE surprise sets his plans off-course, though!
Hail Hydra #2 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
House Of M #2 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
Jessica Jones Trade Paperback Volume 1 Alias (Mature Readers)
Miracleman By Gaiman And Buckingham #1
Writer: Neil Gaiman Artist/Cover Artist: Mark Buckingham
• Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham’s Age of Miracles begins!
• Two years have passed since the decimation of London. Miracleman presides over mankind’s Golden Age from atop Olympus. Pilgrims climb its miles-high peak to petition their new god. Each carries hopes that are pure. The motives they conceal, however…
• Miracleman explores Infraspace in the opening chapter of “Retrieval,” but just what, or who, is he looking for?
• Including material originally presented in MIRACLEMAN (1985) #17, plus bonus content.
Mockingbird Shield 50th Anniversary #1
Silk #7 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
Silver Surfer #14 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
Spider-Island #3 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
Squadron Sinister #3 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
Star-Lord And Kitty Pryde #3 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
Thors #3 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
True Believers Captain Marvel #1
True Believers Spider-Gwen #1
Adventures Of Aero Girl #4
Aliens Vampirella #1 Cvr A Hardman
Aliens Vampirella #1 Cvr B Blank Authentix
Ancient Magus Bride Graphic Novel Volume 2 (Mature Readers)
Ann Tenna Graphic Novel Hard Cover
Anne Bonnie #5
Beast Within Art Of Ken Barr Hard Cover (Mature Readers) Publisher: SQPINC
Ken Barr is old-school masterful, and defines what it is to create whole new worlds of wonder. His storied career is filled with outstanding movie and television projects, science fiction and fantasy book covers, and many iconic images from the glory days of Marvel Comics. For the first time ever, a massive collection of Ken’s favorite pieces have been assembled for this personal showcase.
Betty & Veronica Comics Annual Digest #236
Bobs Burgers Ongoing #3 (Variant Covers)
Broken World #4
Cadaver Dogs Of Winter Graphic Novel
Charmed Season 10 #11 (Mature Readers)
Chicago Hard Cover
Crossed Badlands #75 Phoenix Art Deco Cover (Mature Readers)
Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Rafa Ortiz Cover Artist: Michael DiPascale
Get a piece of Crossed history as Kieron Gillen’s first arc begins in bloody fashion with this exclusive Art Deco Cover previously available at the Phoenix Comic Con!
Crossed Badlands #84 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Crossed Family Values Complete Series Collector Box Set (Mature Readers)
Disney Frozen Fun Book
Dragon Ball 3in1 Trade Paperback Volume 10
Evil Dead 2 #2 Beyond Dead By Dawn
Evil Dead 2 Tales Of The Exmortis #1
Family Pets Graphic Novel
Futurama Comics #76
Grimm’s Fairy Tales Of Terror Hard Cover Volume 1
Grimm’s Fairy Tales Wonderland #39(Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Gigant Hard Cover (Mature Readers)
Goosebumps Graphix Full Colour Trade Paperback Volume 1: Slappy’s Tales of Horror
Grant Morrison’s 18 Days #3 (Variant Covers)
Writer: Grant Morrison & Various Artist: Francesco Biagini
The newest epic from the mind of legendary creator Grant Morrison continues with a look back at the birth of the villainous King Duryodhana. The Queen has been with child for two years, there have been ill omens witnessed across the kingdom of Hastinapur. Meanwhile the blind King Dhrit awaits the birth of his son, who he believes is prophesied to change the fate of the world.
Hello Kitty Fun & Friendship Box Set Volume 1
Herald Lovecraft And Tesla #6
Hilo Graphic Novel Volume 1 Boy Who Crashed To Earth
Hit 1955 Hard Cover Limited Ed (Mature Readers)
Human Trade Paperback
Ignition Complete Series Collector Box Set (Mature Readers)
Warren Ellis’ Sci-fi epic featured tons of great, rare, cover variants and for the first time every one of them are collected in this special box set! Every cover on all five issues, including the rare convention covers, are here, the complete set! Nine covers on #1, five covers on #2, five covers on #3, five covers on #4, and eight covers on #5 – 32 books in total in a set priced less than original retail prices!
Imperium #8 (Variant Covers)
Jerusalem Chronicles From The Holy City Trade Paperback (Mature Readers)
Jimbo Jones #1 (One Shot)
John Flood #2
Justice Inc Avenger #4
Kids Of The Round Table #4
Kodt Bundle Of Trouble Trade Paperback Volume 50
Komomo Confiserie Graphic Novel Volume 1
Lady Death (Ongoing) #0 Slayer Cvr (Mature Readers)
Lady Death (Ongoing) #14 Wondercon Set (Mature Readers)
Lady Death (Ongoing) #15 Emerald City Set (Mature Readers)
Lady Death (Ongoing) #25 Toronto Vip Cvr (Mature Readers)
Lady Death Apocalypse #0 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Lady Death Graphic Novel Library Set & Signed Poster (Mature Readers)
Lady Death Infernal Sins Deluxe Collection Box Set (Mature Readers)
March Grand Prix Comp Graphic Novel Fast & Furriest
March Grand Prix Yr Graphic Novel Volume 1 Race At Harewood
March Grand Prix Yr Graphic Novel Volume 2 Bakers Run
March Grand Prix Yr Graphic Novel Volume 3 Great Desert Rally
Masks 2 #6 (Variant Covers)
Mr Negativity & Other Tales Of Supernatural Law Trade Paperback
Naruto 3in1 Trade Paperback Volume 12
Neil Gaiman’s Teknophage Hard Cover/ Trade Paprback Volume 1
Writer: Neil Gaiman & Various Artist/Cover Artist: Bryan Talbot, Al Davison
The Teknophage, a 65 million year old reptile, holds the keys to the universe. An immensely powerful being, Henry Phage has spent his lifetime as a conqueror, using his immense psychic powers and his ability to manipulate wormholes in order to take over planets across galaxies and feed upon the suffering of the denizens within, effectively making himself a god. From The Phage Building, located on the planet Kahlighoul, The Teknophage plots and plans the expansion of his intergalactic empire. However, when he turns his sights towards Kahlighoul’s sister planet, Earth, the Teknophage encounters a source of resistance that he did not expect.
Ninja Slayer Kills Graphic Novel Volume 1
Nisekoi False Love Graphic Novel Volume 11
One Piece 3in1 Trade Paperback Volume 13
Pokemon Black & White Graphic Novel Box Set Volume 3
Pokemon Xy Graphic Novel Volume 4
Prison Island Graphic Memoir
Providence #4 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Writer: Alan Moore Artist/Cover Artist: Jacen Burrows
Alan Moore’s horror event of the year continues to push the limits of the comic book medium with an incredible ad-free 40 page fourth issue! Robert Black’s journey into the heart of the USA in 1919 continues as he finds the citizens of Salem to be most interesting. This work has been researched and developed by Moore and Burrows over the course of several years. The end result is an amazing tome of Lovecraftian influenced nightmares where Moore has written every cover, every single page, and every nuance of this work to create his most fully-realized vision to date. Fans of Moore’s immersive style and meticulous grasp of storytelling will be thrilled to add this essential piece of comics history to their collections! Available with Regular, Pantheon, Portrait, Dreamscape Wraparound, Women of HPL, and a special Ancient Tome Incentive cover, all by collaborator Jacen Burrows.
Rachel Rising #36
Regular Show #27
Writer: Mad Rupert, Clark Burscough Artist: Wook Jin Clark, Marc Ellerby Cover Artist: Julian Robinson
As the publisher love-triangle battle rages on for Muscle Man and Starla’s epic romance, Mordecai and Rigby create a fan-fiction homage to the story, with only small details changed, to make it end the way they wanted.
Rocket Queen And The Wrench #1
Sacred Heart Graphic Novel (Note Price)
Seraph Of End Vampire Reign Graphic Novel Volume 6
Shadow Volume 2 #2
Skip Beat Graphic Novel Volume 35
Sleepless Knight Picture Book Hard Cover
Sonic Boom #11 Skelly Reg Cvr
Spoko Graphic Novel
Squarriors #1 Sketch Ed (Mature Readers)
Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth Graphic Novel
Suicide Risk Trade Paperback Volume 5
Writer: Mike Carey Artist: Elena Casagrande, Haemi Jang Cover Artist: Stephanie Hans
The Men of Gold, the alternate earth police corps that sentenced Requiem to a life sentence in the F.A.U.L.T.Line for his crimes against humanity, have decided enough is enough. If Requiem refuses to submit to their authority and accept his punishment as his due, they’ll do anything to ensure that justice is served. Even if they have to destroy Earth to serve it… Mike Carey (Lucifer, The Unwritten) and Elena Casagrande (Hulk, Hack/Slash) continue the mysterious superhero world of Suicide Risk in this fifth arc, which also includes the celebrated standalone story illustrated by spotlight artist Haemi Jang (New Testament). Collects issues #17-20.
Supergod Complete Series Collector Box Set (Mature Readers)
Fresh from the archives, every cover on every issue of Warren Ellis’ Supergod series is available here in this special box set! The Regular, Wraparound, Auxiliary, Convention, and Church of Supergod covers on #1-5 are all here.
Supernatural Law Graphic Novel Werewolf Of New York
Swords Of Sorrow Miss Fury Lady Rawhide Spec
Swords Of Sorrow Sonja Jungle #2 Virgin
Tales Of Supernatural Law Trade Paperback
Teen Boat Hard Cover Graphic Novel Volume 2 Race For Boatlantis
Tegami Bachi Graphic Novel Volume 18
Toil & Trouble #1
Uber #25 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Daniel Gete Cover Artist: Michael DiPascale
Maria kicks some serious butt on this painted cover by Michael DiPascale!
Uncanny Season 2 #6 (Variant Covers)
Writer: Andy Diggle Artist: Aaron Campbell Cover Artist: Jock
It all ends here! The final battle begins as Weaver learns how he ties into the secret history of the Source. And not everyone will make it out alive…
Vampirella Army Of Darkness #2 Seeley Virgin
War Stories #12 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Writer: Garth Ennis Artist/Cover Artist: Tomas Aria
Hayes and Aitken’s private war is suddenly interrupted, as the gentlemen of Germany’s Waffen SS take a hand. Captured and brutally interrogated, the future seems bleak for the two young Irishmen- but the battle about to begin will eclipse their fears and feuds completely. A stand is taken against the greater enemy, in the third and final part of Our Wild Geese Go. Available with Regular & Wraparound Covers by Tomas Aria, and Good Girl Nose Art & Battle Damage Retailer Incentive Covers by Matt Martin.
War Stories Trade Paperback New Ed Volume 2 (Mature Readers)
X-O Manowar #40
Yamada Kun & Seven Witches Graphic Novel Volume 4
Yu Gi Oh Zexal Graphic Novel Volume 7
Z Word Hard Cover (Mature Readers)
Zita The Spacegirl Graphic Novel New Printing
Comic Shop News #1472
Heavy Metal #276 Cvr A Kirby (Mature Readers)
Hobby Japan Aug 2015
Marvel Fact Files #85 Pixie Cover
Marvel Fact Files #86 Medusa Cover
Marvel Fact Files #87 Daredevil Marvel Knights Cover
Marvel Fact Files #88 Nick Fury Cover
Marvel Fact Files #89 Green Goblin Chess Cover
Rue Morgue Special #3 Horrorwood North
Adventure Time Eye Candy Hard Cover Volume 2 Mathematical Ed
Amazing Adventures Of Superman Yr Pb Bubble Trouble
Amazing Adventures Of Superman Yr Pb Day Of Bizarros
Amazing Adventures Of Superman Yr Pb Magic Monsters
Amazing Adventures Of Superman Yr Pb Supergirls Pet Problem
Comic Book People Hard Cover Volume 2 Photographs From 1990s
DC Super Heroes Origami 46 Folding Projects Sc
DC Super Heroes Superman Yr Trade Paperback Lex Luthors Power Grab
Doctor Who Ult Time & Space Collection Keepsake Box
Gothic Art Nouveau Art Of Matt Hughes Sc (Mature Readers)
Graphic Thrills Xxx Movie Posters Sc Volume 1 (Mature Readers)
Neil Gaiman Truth Is Cave In Black Mountains Ltd Ed
Rising Of The Shield Hero Light Novel Volume 1
Star Wars Jedi Academy Attack Of The Journal Hard Cover
Star Wars Original Trilogy Stories Storybook Collection Hard Cover