Comic Book Day (09.07.14)

A little delayed, but here are all the new comic book series that started on Wednesday;

New Suicide Squad
Publisher: DC Comics
Writer: Sean Ryan
Artist: Jeremy Roberts

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The world has changed for Task Force X, a.k.a. the Suicide Squad. Director Amanda Waller no longer has the autonomy she once had. New members disrupt the team dynamic. And the team takes on an international scope. New members Joker’s Daughter, Deathstroke and Black Manta join Harley Quinn and Deadshot for a mission in the most dangerous and unpredictable place in the world: Vladimir Putin’s Russia!

The Life After
Publisher: Oni Press
Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artist: Gabo

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In an infinite city built on infinite sadness, there is one man capable of breaking free. He will go through Heaven and Hell to save us all. Literally. A fantastical coming of age journey through the afterlife and beyond from Joshua Hale Fialkov (THE BUNKER, THE ULTIMATES) and breakout artist Gabo, with covers by Nick Pitarra (THE MANHATTAN PROJECT, THE RED WING)!

Chastity
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Writer: Marc Andreyko
Artist: Dave Acosta

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In the 1980’s, after a career-ending injury shatters her (and, really, her mother’s) Olympic dreams, 17 year-old Chastity Marks finds an escape in a popular series of vampire novels… but little does she know that the novels conceal a secret underworld of blood, agony, and death – a world that she will be dragged into kicking and screaming. The classic Chaos! Character returns – reimagined, rebooted, and ready for blood! Join fan-favorite scribe MARC ANDREYKO (Batwoman, Torso, Manhunter) and artist Dave Acosta for the blood-curdling adventures of a girl who is most definitely NOT your father’s vampire

Adventure Time: Banana Guard Academy
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Writer: Kent Osborne
Artist: Mad Rupert

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Turns out that there is a lot to being a Banana Guard—but being a Banana is not mandatory. This crazy adventure follows Root Beer Guy as he starts his search for new recruits among Ooo’s citizens. Only the best will do in his quest to protect the Candy Kingdom!

Spider-Man 2099
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Peter David
Artist: Will Sliney

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The book you have been demanding for months finally hits the stands! Miguel O’Hara is Spider-Man in the year 2099 but he’s currently stuck in the year 2014. He was stranded here by his father who is the head of an evil corporation called Alchemax in 2099. But in 2014, Alechmax has just been formed and Miguel has a chance to stop its corruption before it starts! You’d think being a man out of time would make you a man without enemies, but Spider-Man 2099 is about to discover that he’s not the only one hoping for a better tomorrow, one that might be ensured by The Adjustor eliminating Miguel from the time stream altogether! Join comics legend (and Spider-Man 2099 creator) Peter David and breakthrough artist Will Sliney (Superior Spider-Man Team-up) for the most adventure you’ll find in a book this side of the twenty second century!

Deadpool: Dracula’s Gauntlet
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Gerry Dugan & Brian Posehn
Artist: Reilly Brown

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You saw Deadpool’s marriage to the succubus queen Shiklah, now see their first meeting and romance! The hit series originally presented as a Marvel Infinite Comic makes the leap to the paper medium for the first time! When Dracula hires Deadpool to transport a highly-valuable delivery for him, he has no idea what kind of trouble he’s in for. Guest-starring Blade, M.O.D.O.K., Hydra Bob, Werewolf by Night, and more-hop on with Deadpool for a crazy journey across the world…and into the heart of the Merc with the Mouth!

Death Vigil
Publisher: Top Cow Productions
Writer: Stjepan Sejic
Artist: Stjepan Sejic

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Forty pages of story and art in this contemporary fantasy adventure series written and painted by STJEPAN SEJIC. Gifted? Join the Death Vigil in their ongoing war against the ever-growing power of the Primordial Enemy! The only catch is you have to die first. Become a corporeal immortal Death Knight and obtain reality-altering weaponry in the never-ending battle between good and evil.

Spread
Publisher: Image Comics
Writer: Justin Jordan
Artist: Kyle Strahm

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Ten years ago, we dug too deep. We unleashed something ancient that couldn’t be controlled. Something that couldn’t be stopped, twisting everything it touched into more of itself. The Spread. Humanity was nearly destroyed before we found a way to slow the Spread to a crawl. Now, deep inside the quarantined zone, one man has found the key to stopping it forever: a baby girl. And if he can save her, he might save the world

VERDICT

I haven’t been massively enthralled by this weeks new comics, though I would like to check out the new Adventure Time, which has been created by Kent Osborne – one of the writers of the animated series. I love the cartoon, and I’ve read a couple of other comics before.. All were very good.

The New Suicide Squad series also entices me a little. I haven’t read much about the team before, but the television series Arrow has been featuring them, and brought my attention to them. I’d like to read more about Jokers daughter as well.

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