Here’s our (slightly belated) weekly list of both British and US comics on sale this week in comic shops (Wednesday 11th March 2015). It complements our monthly lost of new graphic novel releases which you can find here for March 2015.
There’s some great book releases in comic shops this month (some already on sale through regular book shops), including a terrific new Modesty Blaise collection from Titan Books and the gorgeous-looing Final Incal from Humanoids. (Titan Comics are quiet this month, but there’s plenty in the works over the next few weeks from them).
While it’s been available here for some time, Meanwhile #1 from Soaring Penguin Press gets its US distribution this week, a terrific anthology title that includes all-new Strangehaven from Gary Spencer Millidge.
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 (which has a special Red Nose Day cover this week), Commando (latest issues detailed here), Judge Dredd Megazine, Panini’s superhero titles and VIZ, with great strips also featuring in titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Doctor Who Adventures, Mega, TOXIC, VIZ 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.
British Comic Publishers
2000AD Prog 1921
This latest issue sports a fearsome front-page free-for-all, featuring four frightful fiends, facing fearless freedom fighters! Yes, it’s the finale to latest Judge Dredd thriller, Dark Justice, as portrayed in this world-class wraparound cover, from series art droid, the peerless Greg Staples.
Can Mega-City One, and humankind’s last hope, Judges’ Dredd & Anderson finally stop the terrifying threat of the Dark Judges, once and for all?
JUDGE DREDD: DARK JUSTICE by John Wagner and Greg Staples
Mega-City One, 2137 AD. Home to 50 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America, where crime is rampant and only the Judges can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all isJUDGE DREDD — he is the Law! Now, Dark Judges’ Fear, Fire andMortis, are loose on starship, The Mayflower and have slaughtered most of the colonists. Dredd & Anderson are leading a rescue squad…
SURVIVAL GEEKS: STEAMPUNK’D by Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby & Neil Googe
Somewhere in the outer limits of time and space, plunging through the planes of reality, is what looks from the outside like a regular suburban two-up two-down, but it is in fact powered by misfiring transdimensional technology. Inside live sci-fi obsessives Clive, Rufus and Simon, plus new (and not very happy about it) addition Sam. Now, they’ve crashed in a steampunk dimension, where they’ve met a version of their former housemate Evan…
THARG’S 3RILLERS: 1% by Eddie Robson & INJ Culbard
Three episodes, one complete, self-contained story — a condensed hit of super-charged Thrill-power beamed to you directly from the Nerve Centre! The far side of the galaxy, 2250. Talavage Spacelines is a budget transport company, delivering passengers across the cosmos, but the company has suffered since the sudden death of its founder, Nathaniel Talavage, and its service has become notoriously unreliable…
THE ORDER: PART NINE by Kek-W & John M. Burns
Germany, the thirteenth century. Young Anna Kohl always felt her father was a mystery to her, a distant figure that seemed to be part of a select group of knights. Upon his death, she was determined to learn more about the man, and set off to discover the truth behind the cadre of warriors known as THE ORDER. Now, she has discovered that they are a trio of old men and a robotic knight, who have sworn to stop the Wurms…
SAVAGE: GRINDERS by Pat Mills and Patrick Goddard
In 1999, Britain was invaded by the Volgans. When lorry driver BILL SAVAGElearned his family had been killed by a Volgan shell, he began a one-man war against the aggressors. Now, in 2010, Savage has lead the resistance to victory, with the Volgans surrendering after the US lent their support — in the shape of Howard Quartz’s, Raptor drones andHammerstein Mark II war-droids. But other parties are at work that will threaten this peace…
Judge Dredd Complete Case Files Trade Paperback Volume 9
Writer: John Wagner, Alan Grant Artist: Steve Dillon & Various
For over three decades Judge Dredd has been one of the biggest stars of British comics, dispensing instant justice on the harsh streets of Mega-City One. Now, in this ninth volume collecting together Dredd’s adventures in chronological order, you can experience Thrill-power at its best with such classic stories as Midnight Surfer and The Warlord!
Judge Dredd Complete Case Files Trade Paperback Volume 24
Writer: John Wagner & Various Artist: Simon Davis & Various
The streets don’t come much meaner than those found in Mega-City One. Only the Judges keep the city from falling into total anarchy. Toughest of them all is Judge Dredd; he is the law and these are his stories. In this 24th volume of the bestselling Case Files series, Dredd is faced with one of his hardest challenges yet – dispensing justice in the “Big Meg’s” worst sector known as “The Pit”! Also, the ultimate lawman faces a legendary war robot, when Judge Dredd squares off against the ABC Warrior Hammerstein!
Lucky Luke Trade Paperback Volume 50 Seven Stories
Writer: Rene Goscinny Artist/Cover Artist: Morris
We all know that Lucky Luke has a busy life. When it’s not Washington calling upon him for some national project, it’s the local penitentiary asking him to recapture the Daltons. But not every moment is spent in such grand adventures. Here is a collection of smaller stories depicting the everyday life of our cowboy, from taking a child to the dentist to helping passing settlers – and even attending a classical concert in Houston! What a full life he leads!
Melusine Graphic Novel Volume 2: Halloween
Writer: Francois Gilson Artist/Cover Artist: Clarke
Melusine is a sorcerer’s apprentice, funny and dynamic, who does everything possible to become a powerful witch. Unfortunately, she’s not always successful, and very often her tricks turn against her and her friends… But tremble, poor mortals, for it’s the return of Halloween, the day of witches and the walking dead! This festival of demons must be celebrated with dignity, with great smashing of pumpkins and rotten tricks. The opportunity rises for Melusine and her friends to show what they can do!
Melusine Graphic Novel Volume 3: Vampires’ Ball
Writer: Francois Gilson Artist/Cover Artist: Clarke
Take out your nicest shrouds, dust off your coffins, and slick your spider webs – Melusine invites you to the great vampire ball! The little witch is back in a new series of gags, dreadfully funny as always. All her family is there: the witches Adrazelle and Cancrelune, of course, but also Mister and Madam, the owners of the haunted castle.
Melusine Graphic Novel Volume 4: Love Potions
Writer: Francois Gilson Artist/Cover Artist: Clarke
Melusine decides to make love potions, but she’d better be careful: One too many drops of libidinous toad’s saliva and the decoction will be explosive; minus three hairs off an enamoured bat and the charming prince will become a hideous monster!
Final Incal Hard Cover (Mature Readers)
Writer: Alejandro Jodorowsky Artist/Cover Artist: Jose Ladrönn
Visionary storyteller Jodorowsky returns to the epic mythology he created with the late Mœbius over 30 years ago. This volume concludes the piritual space adventures of everyman, John DiFool, as the universe faces the threat of an all-devouring metallic virus. This regular sized hardcover contains the complete three-volume series Final Incal illustrated by Eisner-winning artist Ladrönn as well as an interview with both creators.
Note: This edition does not include Mœbius’s After the Incal material.
Metabarons Genesis Castaka Hard Cover (Mature Readers)
Writer: Alejandro Jodorowsky Artist/Cover Artist: Das Pastoras
Now available, a regular-sized hardcover edition of the sold-out oversized slipcase edition released in early 2014! This new edition includes afterwords by Jason Aaron & Katsuya Terada. The Metabarons dealt with the extraordinary saga of the genealogy of the galaxy’s ultimate warrior. But his ancestors also had ancestors. And far from being noble warriors with an inflexible code, one will discover they were in fact disloyal and lawless pirates born out of brutality and war. From creator Alexandro Jodorowsky and artist Das Pastoras comes the tale of Dayal de Castaka.
Millennium Hard Cover (Mature Readers)
Writer: Richard D. Nolane Artist/Cover Artist: Francois Miville-Deschenes
The world is about to catch the original millennial fever in this stunning and intelligent medieval detective adventure that infuses The Name of The Rose with The X-Files. As the first Millennium approaches, Middle Ages Europe is torn apart by violence and unrest. Ghoulish creatures prowl the land, strange lights are seen blazing through the sky, and sinister machinations threaten to destabilize the Continent’s entire political and religious structure. Holy relics merchants, Raedwald the Saxon and Arnulf, travel these brutal roads, surviving by brains and brawn.
Soaring Penguin Press
Writer/Artist: Gary Spencer Millidge & Various Cover Artist: Gary Spencer Millidge
Time for the US to get their mitts on Soaring Penguin’s fab anthology! It’s back, and better than ever! Gary Spencer Millidge’s Strangehaven continues. Plus The Bad, Bad Place, a new series by David Hine and Mark Stafford. Chris Geary’s future spy-story, Melody Baker. 10 Minutes by Yuko Rabbit. Sally Jane Thompson’s Heavy. Rounding out the first issue of Meanwhile, 2014 British Library & Arts Thread Comics Unmasked Competition Winners.
• Read our review of Meanwhile #1
Modesty Blaise Volume 26 Killing Distance
Writer: Peter O’Donnell Artist/Cover Artist: Enric Badia Romero
The return of the “ass-kicking femme fatale”, in three rare stories that are full of classic action and adventure and dripping with ’60’s chic. In the first story we see the return of fan-favourite character Guido “The Jinx” Biganzoli in “Guido the Jinx”, while the legendary Wu Smith appears in “The Aristo”. Also including, of course, “The Killing Distance”.
US Comic Publishers
Dark Horse Comics
Abe Sapien #21
Itty Bitty Comics Grimmiss Island #1
X #23 (Mature Readers)
Action Comics #40
Arrow Season 2.5 #6
Astro City #21
Astro City Private Lives Hard Cover
Astro City Victory Trade Paperback
Batman Arkham Knight #1
Batman Beyond Justice Lords Beyond Trade Paperback
Batman Eternal #49
Coffin Hill #16 (Mature Readers)
Detective Comics Endgame #1
Earth 2 Worlds End #23
Fables The Wolf Among Us #3 (Mature Readers)
FBP Federal Bureau Of Physics #19 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Simon Oliver Artist: Alberto Ponticelli Cover Artist: Nathan Fox
Adam and Rosa are forced to make impossible decisions at the end of the universe. This is not an understatement! This is not hyperbole! Physics continues to go mad and everything is changing forever.
Green Lantern Corps #40 (Note Price)
Injustice Gods Among Us Year Three #11
IZombie #1 Special Ed (Mature Readers)
Justice League Trade Paperback Volume 5 Forever Heroes (N52)
Justice League United #10
Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Neil Edwards, Jay Leisten Cover Artist: Andrew Robinson
“The Infinitus Saga” reaches its stunning conclusion! The combined might of the JLU, the Legion of Super-Heroes, the Rannian War Fleet and the Thanagarians learn the true meaning of sacrifice as events unfold that will change the DC Universe forever!
Writer: Ann Nocenti Artist: Trevor McCarthy, Szymon Kudranski Cover Artist: Szymon Kudranski
Klarion has wrecked his relationships with everyone at the Moody Museum and seems ready to live a life dedicated to evil! Is our hero a hero no more?
Mortal Kombat X #4 (Mature Readers)
Multiversity Guidebook #1 (Second Printing)
Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Marcus To, Paulo Siqueira Cover Artist: Rian Hughes
The guidebook to the greatest adventure in DC’s history is here! With a detailed concordance featuring each of the 52 worlds in the Multiverse, a complete history of DC Comics’ universe-shattering “Crisis” events, a map of all known existence, AND an action-packed dual adventure starring Kamandi of Earth-51 alongside the post-apocalyptic Atomic Knight Batman of Earth-17 and chibi Batman of Earth-42, this 80-page mountain of MULTIVERSITY madness cannot be missed!
The MULTIVERSITY GUIDEBOOK contains everything you ever wanted to know about DC’s parallel worlds and their super-heroic inhabitants. Meet the Agents of W.O.N.D.E.R. The Light Brigade, the Super-Americans and the Love Syndicate! Meet the Accelerated Man, Aquaflash, BiOmac and more! Overflowing with today’s top artists and completely written by Grant Morrison himself, readers of the DC Universe can’t afford to pass up this oversized, sixth chapter of MULTIVERSITY!
New 52 Futures End #45 (Weekly)
New Suicide Squad #8
Scooby Doo Where Are You #55
Smallville Season 11 Continuity #4
Superman #38 (Second Printing)
Tiny Titans Return To The Treehouse Trade Paperback
Worlds Finest #32
Godzilla Cataclysm Trade Paperback
Star Trek Ongoing #43
TMNT Annual 2012 Deluxe Ltd Hard Cover
Casanova Acedia #2 (Mature Readers)
Copperhead Trade Paperback Volume 1 A New Sheriff In Town
East Of West #18
Ghosted #18 (Mature Readers)
Humans Trade Paperback Volume 1 Humans For Life (Mature Readers)
Oddly Normal Trade Paperback Volume 1
Postal #2 (Variant Covers)
Sheltered #15 (Mature Readers)
Shutter #10 (Mature Readers)
Sidekick #10 (Mature Readers)
Sinergy #5 (Variant Covers) (Mature Readers)
Southern Cross #1
Spawn Resurrection #1 (Variant Covers)
Surface #1 (Variant Covers) (Mature Readers)
Walking Dead #138 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Charlie Adlard & Various (CA) Charlie Adlard, Dave Stewart
FACE TO FACE.
All New Ultimates Trade Paperback Volume 2 No Gods No Masters
All New X-Men #37
Amazing Spider-Man #16
Amazing Spider-Man #16.1 By Adams Poster
Amazing Spider-Man Special #1
Avengers Quicksilver Trade Paperback
Captain Marvel #13
Deadpool Trade Paperback Volume 7 Axis
Fantastic Four #644
Writer: James Robinson Artist/Cover Artist: Leonard Kirk
THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL FANTASTIC FOUR STORY OF THE CENTURY!
• Will the THING survive the world-wide attack from the twisted heroes and creatures of Franklin’s Heroes Reborn Universe?
• Will SLEEPWALKER lead SUE, JIM HAMMOND and NAMOR into a nightmare scenario?
• REED RICHARDS Vs. THE QUIET MAN!!!
George Romero’s Empire Of Dead Trade Paperback Act Two
Guardians Team-Up #2
Howard The Duck #1
Howard The Duck By Quinones Poster
Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #11
Ms Marvel #13
New Avengers #31 TIME RUNS OUT
Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Kev Walker Cover Artist: In-Hyuk Lee
IN TWO MONTHS…TIME RUNS OUT!
Nova Annual #1
Secret Wars By Ross Oversized Vinyl Poster
Silver Surfer #10
Spider-Man 2099 #10
Writer: Peter David Artist: Will Sliney Cover Artist: Francesco Mattina
• Miguel O’Hara has finally found his way back to 2099!
• But none other than the malicious Maestro has taken control of the dimension!
• Looks like Spidey may have to call in some Strange backup.
Spider-Man And X-Men #4
Star Wars #2 (Second Printing, Cassaday Variant)
Writer: Jason Aaron Artist/Cover Artist: John Cassaday
The greatest space adventure of all time continues! The Rebel assault on Cymoon 1 continues! Luke Skywalker — cornered by Darth Vader! Han, Leia, and the others — trapped! Scheduled to ship 11th March 2015.
Star Wars #3
Writer: Jason Aaron Artist/Cover Artist: John Cassaday
THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME CONTINUES!
• The attack on Cymoon-1 comes crashing to an end!
• Will the Rebels overcome Vader to strike another blow against the Empire?
• And is Luke ready to be the Jedi Ben wanted him to be?
Superior Iron Man #6
Thor #2 Dauterman 3rd Ptg Var
Other Publishers Comics & Graphic Novels
Adventure Time Marceline Gone Adrift #1 (Second Printing)
Adventure Time Marceline Gone Adrift #3
Altered States Red Sonja One Shot
Archie Comics Digest #259
Archie Giant Comics Party Trade Paperback
Big Nate Greatest Hits Trade Paperback
Big Trouble In Little China #9
Bill & Ted Most Triumphant Return #1
Bite Me A Vampire Farce Graphic Novel
Bone Color Ed Hard Cover Volume 1 Tribute Edition
Bravest Warriors #30
Cluster #1 (Second Printing) (Mature Readers)
Credence Graphic Novel Volume 1 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Michael Easton Artist: Steven Perkins Cover Artist: John Bolton
Credence finds out he’s just been scratching the surface of human depravity. His latest assignment is about to drag him under, bringing him face to face with a new kind of evil. One he can never defeat. The devil inside us all!
Damnation Charlie Wormwood #5
Danse Macabre 2.0 Hard Cover
Dead Letters #8
Escape From New York #4 Main Cvrs
Family Man Graphic Novel
Grimm’s Fairy Tales #108 (Variant Covers) (Mature Readers)
Grimm’s Fairy Tales Tales Of Terror #9 (Variant Covers) (Mature Readers)
Grimm’s Fairy Tales Wonderland #33 Well Dreams (Variant Covers) (Mature Readers)
Girls Und Panzer Little Army Graphic Novel Volume 2
Glorkian Warrior Hard Cover Graphic Novel Volume 1 Delivers A Pizza
God Is Dead Trade Paperback Volume 4 (Mature Readers)
Gronk A Monsters Story Graphic Novel Volume 1
Hellbreak #1 (Variant Covers) (Mature Readers) Help Us Great Warrior #2
Holy F*Ck #3 (Variant Covers) (Mature Readers)
Hurricane Isle Hard Cover Captain Easy & Wash Tubbs
Jim Butcher Dresden Files Down Town #2
King Flash Gordon #2
Knights Of Sidonia Graphic Novel Vol 13
Legenderry Vampirella #2
Lola Xoxo #6 (Variant Covers)
Lone Ranger Vindicated #1 Cassaday Virgin
Magnus Robot Fighter #12
Mouse Guard Legends Of Guard Volume 3 #1
New Vampirella #10 Cvr A Mayhew Main
New Vampirella Trade Paperback Volume 1 Our Lady Of Shadows
Ninjak #1(Variant Covers)
Outfoxed One Shot
Parallel Man #6
Pathfinder Origins #2 Cvr A Sejic Main
Penguins Of Madagascar #4
Pre Code Classic Weird Tales Of Future Volume 1
Ps Blackcross #1 Rare Howard Virgin Ed
Rachel Rising #32
Red Sonja #14 Matt Brooks Contest Winner Edition
Roller Girl Ya Graphic Novel
Roy Thomas Presents Rulah Jungle Goddess Hard Cover Volume 1
Roy Thomas Presents Rulah Jungle Goddess Slipcase Ed Volume 1
Shaft #4 Cvr A Cowan Main (Mature Readers)
Short And Merciless Stories Graphic Novel
Sixth Gun Dust To Dust #1
Sonic Boom #5
Sonic Super Digest #11
Sonic The Hedgehog #270
Spongebob Comics #42
Stinky Cecil In Operation Pond Rescue
Stormquest Color Ed Graphic Novel Volume 1 Timestorm
Tales Of Mr Rhee Karmageddon #4 (Mature Readers)
Teen Dog #7
The Valiant #1 3rd Ptg
The Valiant #2 Second Printing
Unity #16 (Variant Covers, including Glenn Fabry)
Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Pere Perez (CA) Glenn Fabry
War on the HOMEFRONT!
After a violent and devastating battle, the Eternal Warrior – one of the world’s immortals, and its greatest wager of war – must once again grapple with his most implacable enemy – the countless days behind him…and the life that’s about to become a memory!
Valiant Masters Harbinger Hard Cover Volume 1
War Stories #6 (Variant Covers, Mature Readers)
Writer: Garth Ennis Artist/Cover Artist: Tomas Aria
As if defending the Golan Heights against impossible odds wasn’t enough, the battered Israeli survivors of the battle now find themselves leading an invasion of Syria. The race to Damascus is on, but even with the tables turned against the Arab coalition the action is still furious and losses heavy. Can there even be winners and losers in a war that seems destined to last forever? Garth Ennis and Toma Aira conclude their tale of 1973’s Yom Kippur War, in the final part of Children Of Israel. Available with Regular &Wraparound covers by Tomas Aria, and Good Girl Nose Art & Battle Damage Retailer Incentive covers by Matt Martin.
X-O Manowar Trade Paperback Volume 8 Enter Armorines
Zombie Tramp Ongoing Trade Paperback Volume 1 (Mature Readers)
Comic Shop News #1447
Illustrators Magazine #9
Juxtapoz #171 Apr 2015
Monster High Magazine #12
Sketch Magazine #44
Star Wars Insider #156
Artist & Models Glamour Art Of Kent Steine Soft Cover
Beginners Gt Digital Painting In Photoshop Soft Cover Characters
DC Super Heroes ABC 123 Board Book
DC Super Heroes Busy Bodies Board Book
DC Super Heroes Colors Shapes & More Board Book
DC Super Heroes My First Book Of Super Villains Board Book
Exploring Calvin And Hobbes Soft Cover
Girls On Top Soft Cover Volume 2 More Pin Up Art Of Matt Dixon
G-Man Super Journal Awesome Origins
Marvel Avengers Storybook Collection Hard Cover
My First Superman Book Board Book
Resident Evil 6 Graphical Guide Soft Cover
Ultimate Binge Watching Guide 100 Of Best Shows Soft Cover
Vox Graphic Novel (Mature Readers)
Warhammer 40k Defenders Of Mankind Soft Cover
Warhammer 40k Vengeful Spirit
Warhammer Deathblade Hard Cover
Warhammer Fall Of Altdorf Trade Paperback
Warhammer Return Of Nagash Trade Paperback
Willard Mullin Casey At Bat And Diamond Tales Hard Cover
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• New British Graphic Novels on Sale in March 2015
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