Action Comics #1000 Variant by Mike Allred

New Comics for the Week of April 18, 2018

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Apr 18, 2018

March has been a super month for comics so far, but it's the third week of April and it's a monstrously big week for comic lovers with some big releases. Get ready for a painful day at the cash register, readers, because New Comic Book Day is going to pack a wallop. We've got a run down of the releases from the best publishers to ready your pull list on your way to your local comic book shop. We're going to highlight a handful of books you will not want to miss. 

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's finally here. Action Comics #1000 with all of its variants delivers 80 pages and a roster of talent to match the occasion of Superman turning 80 years old. In addition to the big arrival of writer Brian Michael Bendis, there's one of the last Action Comics stories by Dan Jurgens who has put together an amazing run on the title. Also, Peter Tomasi has done an equally worthy time on Superman, and both of his books, Super Sons #15 and Superman #45 add to the festivities. Also, only Action Comics #1000 could minimize the release of Miracle Man #8 and Batman #45 also out for DC Comics.

Skyward #1 leads off some exciting Image Comics releases this week as it features the debit comic of Lucifer showrunner Joe Henderson with Lee Garbett. They've created a terrific world that imagines what our world would look like in low-gravity.  Infidel #2, Moonshine #9, Descender #29 and Lazarus #27 are all key books for the creator-driven readers.

Marvel answers with some strong releases of their own including Infinity Countdown #2 sporting an Adi Granov cover as the battle for the stones continues to warm up fans for Infinity War. Amazing Spider-Man #799 continues to wind down Dan Slott's 10-year run on the title, and the weekly Avengers: No Surrender saga continues with Part 15 in Avengers #689

There are some other indie debuts that readers might want to check out like Aftershock Comics' Her Infernal Descent #1, which kicks off a five-issue mini-series about a middle-aged mother who ventures into the nine circles of hell to get her family back. It's a modern spin on Dante's Inferno. Jeff Lemire and Black Hammer fans alike will not want to miss Dark Horse Comics' new monthly series, Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1 resumes where the Eisner-Award winning team of Lemire, Dean Ormston and Dave Stewart left off as Lucy Weber has become the new Black Hammer.

A new Star Trek Discovery mini-series is starting up. Star Trek Discovery: Succession #1 is the second miniseries that is tied directly into the first season of the CBS All Access show. Vault Comics, the publisher on the rise, debuts a new series by Michael Moreci and Hayden Sherman with Wasted Space #1,  Lastly Antar: The Black Knight #1 brings forth a five-issue mini-series about one of history's greatest warriors and poets for IDW Publishing.

Speaking of IDW, it's a strong month for their boutique imprint, Black Crown, as they see three releases including Assassinistas #4, Punks Not Dead #3 and the Spring 2018 edition of Black Crown Quarterly #3 makes it a big week for current and new readers to give it a try. 

Finally, if you have the cash to spend, there are some incredible hardcover books that will find homes this week including the latest Artist Edition from IDW, Joe Kubert's Tarzan and the Lion Man, Dynamite's Walt Simonson's Battlestar Galactica Art Edition and DC's omnibus release of Harley Quinn & The Gotham City Sirens collection. Check out the full listings of all this week's releases, compile your favorites and let us know what you plan on reading this week in the comments section below! To the comic shop!

Her Infernal Descent #1 Cover A

Aftershock Comics

  • Dark Ash TP Vol. 01 $14.99
  • Her Infernal Descent #1 $3.99 (pictured, art by Zac Thompson)
  • Rough Riders: Ride or Die #3 $3.99
Jughead The Hunger 05 Cover

Archie Comics

  • Cosmo #4 $3.99
  • Jughead The Hunger 05 (pictured, art by Jamal Igle) $3.99
  • Marvel Comics Digest #6 $6.99
Power of the Dark Crystal HC Vol. 2 Cover by Jae Lee

Boom! Studios

  • Cyanide & Happiness TP Guide to Parenting by 3 Guys with No Kids $9.99
  • Fence #5
  • Jim Henson: Power of the Dark Crystal HC Vol. 2 of 4  $24.99 (pictured, art by Jae Lee)
  • Kong on the Planet of Apes #6 $3.99 
  • Lucy Dreaming #2 $3.99
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #26 $3.99
  • Planet of the Apes Archive HC Vol. 3 $59.99
  • Steven Universe #15 $3.99
  • WWE #16 $3.99

 

Black Hammer: Age of Doom 01 Skottie Young Cover

Dark Horse Comics

  • Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1 $3.99 (pictured, art by Skottie Young)
  • BPRD Hell on Earth HC Vol. 2 $34.99
  • Empowered & Sistah Spooky's High School Hell #4 $3.99
  • Fight Club 2 TP $19.99
  • Giants #5 $3.99
  • Mata Hari #3 $3.99
  • Usagi Yojimbo The Hidden #2 (of 7) $3.99
  • Vinegar Teeth #4 (of 4) $3.99
Mister Miracle #8 Cover by Nick Derington

DC Comics

  • Action Comics #1000 $7.99 with 9 different variants
  • Action Comics 80 Years of Superman Poster $9.99
  • American Way Those Above and Below TP $16.99
  • Aquaman #35 $3.99
  • Batman #45 $2.99
  • Batman Arkham Hugo Strange TP $19.99
  • Batman Creature of the Night #3 (of 4) $5.99
  • Batman Sins of the Father #3 (of 6) $2.99
  • Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #6 (of 6) $3.99
  • Batwoman #14 $3.99
  • Bombshells United #16 $2.99
  • Brave & The Bold Batman & Wonder Woman #3 (of 6) $3.99
  • Cave Carson has an Interstellar Eye #2 $3.99
  • Damage #4 $2.99
  • Deadman #6 (of 6) $3.99
  • Deathbed #3 (of 6) $3.99
  • Deathstroke Vol. 4 TP Defiance Rebirth $14.99
  • Future Quest PResents #9 $3.99
  • Green Lantern the Silver Age TP Vol. 3 $29.99
  • Green Lanterns #45 $2.99
  • Harley Quinn #42 $2.99
  • Harley Quinn & The Gotham City Sirens Omnibus $75.00
  • Injustice 2 #24 $2.99
  • Justice League #43 $2.99
  • Kamandi Challenge HC $39.99
  • Mister Miracle #8 (of 12) $3.99 (pictured, art by Nick Derington)
  • Nightwing #43 $2.99
  • Red Hood & The Outlaws TP vol. 3 Bizarro Reborn Rebirth $19.99
  • Super Sons #15 $3.99
  • Superman #45 $2.99
  • Teen Titans Go #27 $2.99
John Wick #2 Cover by Jock

Dynamite Entertainment

  • Green Hornet #1 Atlas Signed Edition $29.99
  • James Bond The Body #4 (of 6) $3.99
  • John Wick #2 $3.99 pictured, art by Jock
  • Walter Simonson Battlestar Galactica Art Edition HC Signed $250
  • Walter Simonson Battlestar Galactica Art Edition HC Signed Remarked $400
  • Xena #3 (of 5) $3.99
Punks Not Dead #3 Cover by Martin Simmonds

IDW Publishing

  • 30 Days of Night # 5 (of 6) $3.99
  • Antar #1 $3.99
  • Assassinistas #4 $3.99
  • Black Crown Quarterly #3 Spring 2018 $7.99
  • Crow Memento Mori #2 $3.99
  • Diablo House #4 $3.99
  • Four Sisters HC Vol. 1 Enid $3.99
  • Ghostbusters Crossing Over #2 $3.99
  • GI Joe vs. Six Million Dollar Man #3 $3.99
  • Goosebumps Monsters at Midnight HC $12.99
  • Half Past Danger: Dead to Reichs HC $24.99
  • Highest House #3 $4.99
  • Joe Kubert Tarzan and the Lion Man Artist Edition HC $125
  • Lou Cameron Unsleeping Dead HC $24.99
  • My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #65  $3.99
  • My Little Pony Legends of Magic Annual 2018 $7.99
  • Optimus Prime #17 $3.99
  • Optimus Prime #18 $3.99
  • Punks Not Dead #3 $3.99
  • Skippy HC Vol. 4 Complete Dailies 1934-1936 $49.99
  • Sonic the Hedgehog #3 $3.99
  • Spider King #3 $3.99
  • Star Trek Boldly Go $3.99
  • Star Trek Discovery Succession #1 $3.99
  • Star Wars Adventures #9 $3.99
  • Star Wars Adventures Annual 2018 $7.99
  • TMNT Universe #21 $4.99
  • Transformers Lost Light #17 $3.99
  • Uncle Scrooge #35 $3.99
  • Walt Disney Showcase Micky Mouse #2 $3.99
  • X-Files Case Files Florida Man #1 $3.99
Moonshine #9 Cover by Eduardo Risso

Image Comics

  • 3 Floyds Alpha King TP $16.99
  • Black Monday Murders TP Vol. 2 $16.99
  • Curse Words #13 $3.99
  • Death of Love #3 (of 5) $3.99
  • Descender #29 $3.99
  • Elephantmen 2260 TP Book 06 $17.99
  • Evolution #6 $3.99
  • Further Adventures of Nick Wilson #4 (of 5) $3.99
  • Infidel #2 (of 5) $3.99
  • Kick-Ass #3 $3.99
  • Lazarus #27 $3.99
  • Mage Hero Denied #8 (of 15) $3.99
  • Moonshine #9 $3.99 (pictured, Cover by Eduardo Risso)
  • Royal City TP Vol. 2 Sonic Youth $16.99
  • Rumble #5 $3.99
  • Savage Dragon Merging of Multiple Earths TP $19.99
  • Skyward #1 $3.99
  • Underwinter TP Vol. 2 Field of Feathers $16.99
  • Warframe #4 $3.99
Daredevil #601 Cover by Chris Sprouse

Marvel Comics

 

  • Amazing Spider-Man #799 $3.99
  • Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows #18 $3.99
  • Avengers # 1 Poster by Ed McGuinness $8.99
  • Avengers #689 $4.99
  • Black Panther #1 Poster $8.99
  • Black Panther #172 $3.99
  • Cable #156 $3.99
  • Daredevil #601 $3.99 (pictured, Cover by Chris Sprouse)
    Deadpool #300 Poster $8.99
    Domino by Greg Land Poster $8.99
    Hunt for Wolverine by Steve McNiven Poster $8.99
    Incredible Hulk #715 $3.99
    Infinity Countdown #2 $4.99
    Iron Fist #80 $3.99
    Luke Cage TP Vol. 2 Gaged $15.99
    Ms. Marvel #29 $3.99
    Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Spider-Man and the Stolen Vibranium #1 $3.99
    Phoenix Resurrection Return Jean Grey TP $17.99
    Punisher Platoon TP $17.99
    Runaways TP Vol. 1 Find Your Way Home  $14.99
    Spider-Gwen TP Vol. 5 $17.99
    Star Wars Poe Dameron #26 $3.99
    Tales of Suspense #104 $3.99
    Thor by Walter Simonson TP Vol. 3 New Printing $29.99
    True Believers Infinity Incoming #1 $1.00
    True Blievers Rebirth of Thanos #1 $1.00
    Venon #1 Poster $8.99
    Venomized #3 (of 5) $3.99
    Weapon H #2 $3.99
    Weapon X #16 $3.99
    X-Men Gold #26 $3.99
The Ballad of Sang #2 Cover by Alessandro Micelli

Oni Press

  • Ballad of Sang #2 (of 5) $3.99 (pictured, Cover by Alessandro Micelli)
  • Damned #9 $3.99
Sherlock The Great Game TP Cover by Jay

Titan Comics

  • Dan Dare Eath Stealers HC $34.99
  • Moorcock Lib Erekose HC $19.99
  • Penny Dreadful #9 $3.99
  • Sherlock The Great Game TP $12.99 (pictured, art by Jay)
  • Wonderful Worlf of Tank Girl $3.99
Ninja-K Vol 1 TP Cover by Trevor Hairsine

Valiant Entertainment

Ninja-K TP Vol. 1 Ninja Files $9.99
Nijak vs. Vu #4 (of 4) $3.99
Quantum and Woody #5 $3.99

Wasted Space #1 Cover by Marguerite Sauvage

Vault Comics

  • Wasted Space #1 $3.99 (pictured, Art by Marguerite Sauvage)