Seeds #1 (W) Ann Nocenti (A) David Aja
The bees are swarming. What do they know that we don’t?
The rich have built walls around their wealth and scramble into escape rockets. The romantic and the ruthless cross over into the lawless wilds of Zone-B. A few cantankerous aliens have come to collect the last dregs of humanity’s essence for the celestial embryo bank. One of them falls in love.
Astra is an idealistic journalist who stumbles into the story of a lifetime, only to realise that if she reports it, she’ll destroy the last hope of a dying world. How far will she go to get her story? An eco-fiction tech-thriller where flora and fauna have begun to mutate, The Seeds is also a story of love beyond race and gender, and of the resilience of both human and animal kind.
Sandman Universe #1 (W) Si Spurrier, Nalo Hopkinson, Kat Howard, Dan Watters (A) Bilquis Evely, Dominike Stanton, Tom Fowler, Max Fiumara, Sebastian Fiumara
A rift between worlds has opened, revealing a space beyond the Dreaming. Meanwhile, a book from Lucien’s library is discovered by a group of children in the waking world where it should not exist. Lucien calls for Matthew the Raven to seek out their master, Daniel, Lord of Dreams.
As Matthew flies across the Waking World and others, he finds a young boy named Timothy Hunter who, in his dreams, has become the world’s most powerful magician-but in his nightmares he is the world’s greatest villain. A new House has appeared in the realm of the Dreaming: the House of Whispers, with its proprietor, a fortune-teller called Erzulie. And elsewhere, Lucifer has fallen again, only this time he might be trapped in a Hell of his own design.
Fantastic Four #1 (W) Dan Slott (A) Sara Pichelli
Since the end of Secret Wars, there’s been a gap in the Marvel Universe. A void no other team can fill. And it’s time for the world to move on. But can it? A life-changing decision by the Thing! A momentous declaration by the Human Torch! A clarion call-to-arms that summons Doctor Doom! And a signal in the sky that heralds the return of hope to the Marvel Universe!
Punisher #1 (W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Riccardo Burchielli
Punisher no longer has the War Machine armour, but he retained his newly acquired taste for big game, and he’s hungry for more. However, the paths to such perilous pursuits are fraught with dangers bigger than any Frank has faced before, and this lone wolf could use otherworldly help on his way up to the world stage.
Pearl #1 (or 6) (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Michael Gaydos
Pearl is the story of an exceptional tattoo artist and accidental assassin for one of the modern-day San Francisco Yakuza. She was born into one life, but another is calling to her. When Pearl accidentally meets one of her peers, her doppelgänger from another clan, she starts to dream of a better life. But Pearl has a very special ability that keeps pulling her back into the violent world she is desperate to escape.
Extermination #1 (of 5) (W) Ed Brisson (A) Pepe Larraz
Cyclops. Iceman. Angel. Beast. Marvel Girl. The original team of teen mutants brought together by Professor Charles Xavier many years ago have been shunted through time to find a world they barely recognize but were determined to help. Now, finding themselves targeted for death, the future of mutantkind lies squarely in the hands of its past.
West Coast Avengers #1 (W) Kelly Thompson (A) Stefano Caselli
Hawkeye (Kate). Hawkeye (Clint). A guy named Fuse. Never have they ever been called ‘the big three’ of… anything. And now here they are, reunited for, okay, well, it’s only the second time ever. Thank god they also brought America Chavez, Gwenpool, and Kid Omega. Wait. What? That’s right, it’s the new West Coast Avengers, son. And you better hope they can figure out how to save the world because BIG things are headed for the West Coast.
Scarlet #1 (of 5) (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Alex Maleev
From the creative team that brought you Daredevil and Infamous Iron Man comes the latest explosive chapter in their creator-owned epic. Scarlet tells the story of a woman whose life has been ripped apart by police corruption. When she pushes back, she starts a chain reaction of events that will bring about the next American Revolution.
Beyonders #1 (W) Paul Jenkins (A) Wesley St. Claire
A young boy obsessed with crop circles and cryptography finds his boring life turned upside-down when he discovers that all of his conspiracy theories are true, sending him on the ultimate treasure hunt for an ancient secret spanning thousands of years. What is the connection between a lost mountaineer, an indecipherable manuscript, and the lost library of Alexandria? How is this connected to a one-eyed, flatulent Welsh Corgi and endless plates of corned beef sandwiches? Find out in… Beyonders!
New releases this month:
Dark Knights Metal HC
No. 1 With a Bullet
Flash Vol. 6
Sweet Tooth Book 2
Beauty Vol. 4
Slots Vol. 1
Rumble Vol. 4
Orphans Vol. 1
Hunters Vol. 1
Heathen Vol. 2
The Beautiful Death
Sherlock Frankenstein & the Legion of Evil
Full Metal Alchemist: Full Metal Edition 1
Children of the Whales Vol. 4
Dark Knights: Nightmare Batmen
Bad Machinery Vol. 5 POCKET
Detective Comics Vol. 6
Justice League Vol. 6
Mirror: The Nest
Multiple Warheads Vol. 2
Giant Days: Extra Credit
Hit-Girl Vol. 1
Dissonance Vol. 1
Future Shocks Complete Vol. 1
Fu Jitsu Vol. 1
Southern Bastards Vol. 4
Tales of Suspense
Black Bolt Vol. 2