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New comics for the week of May 2, 2018

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May 1, 2018

Hey, comic lovers! Happy first week of May. Every week there are hundreds of comics released from dozens of publishers, and we’ve got the rundown of releases from the industry’s biggest players to help you make your pull list for the trip to your local comic book shop.

It's a relatively light week for many publishers as the comic book industry and retailers prepare for Free Comic Book Day, the annual tradition that brings hundreds of thousands of fans into stores the first Saturday in May for exclusive new FREE comics! Who doesn't love free comics, especially when many of them will be setting the stage for some of the Summer's hottest hits? Check your local comic shop to see what great offerings are available. And, hey, that means you get to pop into the store twice this week, and Free Comic Book Day is certainly an opportunity to sample new titles and publishers, so give it a whirl this Saturday, May 5.

Just because it's a light week doesn't mean things aren't happening this Wednesday, though. Marvel's "Fresh Start" initiative kicks off with a brand new Avengers #1, featuring the Big Three returning to the roster along with some surprising new members. The Venomized storyline reaches it's conclusion, leading into next month's Venom #1.

DC is kicking off its own new phase, post-Dark Nights Metal, with DC Nation #0, promising major status quo changes for the Justice League, Brian Michael Bendis' upcoming Superman run, and trouble in paradise as the Joker discovers Batman and Catwoman's pending nuptials. And did we mention this book is only $0.25? That's right — 25 cents! But it won't be reprinted, so hit the stores fast and early.

Valiant Entertainment's massive crossover is looming, involving their entire universe of characters and this week's release, Harbinger Wars II Prelude #1. Image launches a new series from fan favorite Rick Remender in Death or Glory #1, and Dynamite Entertainment pairs two savage warriors together in a Red Sonja/Tarzan #1, and BOOM! Studios promises a unique look at dystopian future that laid waste to a once fantasy world in Coda #1.

These launches aren't the only books to check out — big happenings are in store for some of your favorite characters, including: Nightwing #44, Green Arrow #40, Sherlock Holmes Vanishing Man #1, East of West #37, X-Men Gold #27, and the choose-your-own adventure mini-series starring the Merc with the Mouth in You Are Deadpool #1.

For a light week, there are huge happenings — May isn't messing around. All of these plus many more, including some great omnibuses and collected editions from virtually every publisher. Peruse the full listings of all this week's offerings, put together your pull list, and say what you plan on getting this week in the comments. And don't forget Free Comic Book Day this Saturday. Happy reading!

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AFTERSHOCK COMICS

  • Dark Ark #6, $3.99 (pictured, cover by Juan Doe)
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ARCHIE COMICS

  • Archie Volume 5 TP, $17.99

  • Betty and Veronica: Friends Forever #1 - At The Movies, $2.99 (pictured, cover by Dan Parent)

  • World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #78, $6.99

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BOOM! STUDIOS

  • Adventure Time Regular Show TP, $19.99

  • Coda #1 (Of 12), $3.99 (pictured, cover by Matias Bergara)

  • Giant Days #38, $3.99

  • Go Go Power Rangers #9, $3.99

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DARK HORSE COMICS

  • Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #3, $3.99 (pictured, cover by Max Fuimara)
  • Koshchei The Deathless #5 (Of 6), $3.99
  • Milk and Cheese: Dairy Products Gone Bad TP, $19.99
  • The Occultist Omnibus TP, $24.99
  • Xerxes: Fall of the House of Darius #2 (Of 5), $4.99
  • Zodiac Starforce: Cries of the Fire Prince #4, $3.99
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DC COMICS

  • Action Comics Special #1, $4.99
  • Batman #46, $2.99
  • Bombshells United #17, $2.99
  • Curse Of Brimstone #2, $2.99
  • Cyborg #22, $3.99
  • DC Nation #0, $0.25
  • Deathstroke #31, $3.99
  • Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #5 (Of 6), $3.99
  • Future Quest Presents Volume 1 TP, $16.99
  • Green Arrow #40, $3.99 (pictured, cover by Tyler Kirkham)
  • Green Arrow Volume 5 Hard Traveling Hero Rebirth TP, $16.99
  • Green Lantern: Kyle Rayner Volume 2 TP, $29.99
  • Green Lanterns #46, $2.99
  • Harley Loves Joker #1 (Of 2), $3.99
  • Harley Quinn Volume 5 Vote Harley Rebirth TP, $16.99
  • Injustice 2 #25, $2.99
  • Nightwing #44, $3.99
  • Nightwing: The New Order TP, $16.99
  • Shade: The Changing Woman #3 (Of 6), $3.99
  • Suicide Squad Rebirth Deluxe Collection HC Book 2, $34.99
  • Zero Hour: Crisis in Time HC, $24.99
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DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

  • Red Sonja #15, $3.99
  • Red Sonja/Tarzan #1, $3.99
  • Sherlock Holmes Vanishing Man #1, $3.99 (pictured, cover by John Cassaday)
  • Swashbucklers: The Saga Continues #2, $3.99
  • Walter Simonson’s Battlestar Galactica Art Edition HC, $150.00
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IDW PUBLISHING

  • GI Joe: A Real American Hero #251, $3.99
  • Kull Eternal #3, $3.99
  • My Little Pony: Legends of Magic Volume 2 TP, $19.99
  • October Faction: Supernatural Dreams #3, $3.99
  • Powerpuff Girls: Bureau of Bad HC, $12.99
  • Rick Veitch’s The One #4 (Of 6), $4.99
  • Samurai Jack: Quantum Jack TP, $17.99
  • Scarlett’s Strike Force Volume 1 TP, $17.99
  • Star Trek Boldly Go Volume 3, $19.99 (pictured, cover by Tony Shasteen)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through The Mirror #1, $3.99
  • Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Omnibus Volume 1 TP, $29.99
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 3 TP, $29.99
  • Transformers Vs Visionaries #5 (Of 5), $3.99
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IMAGE COMCIS

  • Black Science #35, $3.99
  • Death Or Glory #1, $4.99 (pictured, cover by Bengal)
  • East Of West #37, $3.99
  • Extremity Volume 2 Warrior TP, $16.99
  • Gravediggers Union #6, $3.99
  • Gravediggers Union Volume 1 TP, $16.99
  • Reborn TP, $16.99
  • Scales & Scoundrels #9, $3.99
  • Sex Criminals #24, $3.99
  • Spawn #285, $2.99
  • Spread Volume 5 TP, $16.99
  • Stray Bullets: Sunshine & Roses #34, $3.99
  • Stray Bullets: Sunshine & Roses Volume 1 TP, $19.99
  • Street Angel Goes to Juvie HC, $19.99
  • Walking Dead #179, $3.99
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MARVEL COMICS

  • Agents Of Atlas Complete Collection Volume 1 TP, $39.99
  • Astonishing X-Men #11, $3.99
  • Avengers #1, $4.99 (pictured, cover by Ed McGuiness)
  • Avengers Assemble: Game On Digest TP, $9.99
  • Captain America #701, $3.99
  • Deadpool Classic Companion Volume 2 TP, $34.99
  • Hunt For Wolverine Weapon Lost #1 (Of 4), $3.99
  • Infinity Countdown #3 (Of 5), $4.99
  • Punisher Max by Garth Ennis Omnibus Volume 1 HC, $100.00
  • Rise Of Black Panther #5 (Of 6), $3.99
  • Rogue & Gambit #5 (Of 5), $3.99
  • She-Hulk Volume 3 Jen Walters Must Die TP, $15.99
  • SHIELD by Hickman and Weaver Rebirth #1, $5.99
  • Spider-Man #240, $3.99
  • Spider-Man: Free Falling Digest TP, $9.99
  • Star Wars #47, $3.99
  • Star Wars: Han Solo HC, $24.99
  • Star Wars: Tag & Bink Were Here #1, $7.99
  • Venomized #5 (Of 5), $3.99
  • Weapon X #17, $3.99
  • Weapon X: The Return Omnibus HC, $125.00
  • Wolverine Goes to Hell Omnibus HC, $100.00
  • X-Men Gold #27, $3.99
  • You Are Deadpool #1 (Of 5), $3.99
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TITAN PUBLISHING GROUP

  • Fighting American Ties That Bind #3 (Of 4), $3.99
  • Tank Girl Full Color Classics 1988-1989 #1, $6.99 (pictured, cover by Jamie Hewlett)
  • Warhammer 40000 Volume 3 The Fallen TP, $16.99
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VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

  • Harbringer Wars II Prelude #1, $3.99 (pictured, cover by Raul Allen)