Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics (DEATHBED, MATA HARI, and QUANTUM & WOODY). If you are like me, you may still have a stack of comics that haven’t been read from last week, but how can anyone fault us for reading. Here is a list of books I will be picking up at my local comic shop.
DEATHBED #2 – $3.99
Vertigo Comics – Joshua Williamson, Riley Rossmo, Ivan Plascencia, Deron Bennett
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of Margaret Mars, philanthropist, globetrotter and onetime lover of Antonio Luna. Her noble pursuit of humanitarian causes dates back to the first word she ever spoke (“Peace”), which is juxtaposed with the seven words she uttered right before being assassinated (“Who let these ninjas into my house?!”). Indeed, these seven words paint an inexplicably bizarre, yet accurate, picture of her final moments on earth. Who let these ninjas into her house, and why were they there to begin with? What business did a pack of inhuman zombie-mummy-ninjas have with Ms. Mars, and why did they murder her? Fascinating questions, none of which we have the answers to. But Ms. Mars would not want us to grieve! Ms. Mars’ will states her desire that we celebrate her life and not mourn her death (as horrific and gruesome as it may have been)! So come! Be merry and help us send off the great Maggie Mars in a way that honors her remarkable life!
Just be sure not to invite Antonio Luna.
LUCY DREAMING #1 – $3.99
BOOM! Studios – Max Bemis, Michael Dialynas, Colin Bell, Scott Newman
Max Bemis ( Moon Knight writer and lead singer of Say Anything) and Michael Dialynas ( The Woods ) present a sweeping, coming-of-age fantasy about living your dreams.literally. In her dreams, Lucy is the hero of all her favorite stories, living each night as a grand adventure. These journeys will teach her more about herself and the real world around her than she ever expected!
MATA HARI #2 – $3.99
Dark Horse Comics – Emma Beeby, Ariela Kristantina, Pat Masioni
In the late 19th century, a woman was defined by the men in her life. From her bankrupt father to a lecherous headmaster, Margaretha Zelle was never destined to enter high society. This notorious woman who found fame and fortune as an exotic dancer is now imprisoned as a spy, being questioned by a French military interrogator, a man determined to get her confession. But battling the wills of the men who would try to control her is nothing new to the woman who became Mata Hari . . .
QUANTUM & WOODY #4 – $3.99
Valiant Entertainment – Daniel Kibblesmith, Kano, Geoff Shaw
There are bad dads. And then there’s Rutherford Van Chelton…
They went looking for Woody’s birth father…and they’re about to wish they didn’t! Woody’s pop has left a long trail of broken promises and broken bottles behind him across the decades. Now, Quantum and Woody – the world’s worst superhero team, currently estranged – are thousands of miles from home, riding shotgun across Australia with the human dive bar that forever changed the course of both their lives. Will the senior Van Chelton convert his long-lost son to his hard-traveling ways? And can Quantum take on an older, smarter, and slightly more inebriated version of his unpredictable partner?
THANOS #17 – $3.99
Marvel Comics – Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw, Antonio Fabela, Clayton Cowles, Christian Ward
THANOS WINS Part 5
• THE SURFER STRIKES! Thanos and his future self take on the most powerful opposition to his reign left in the universe – Norrin Radd.
• Can even two Thanoses crack his Cosmic Shell?
Extra Pulls: Babyteeth #9, Batman #43, Cave Carson has an Interstellar Eye #1, Doctor Strange Damnation #3, Kill or Be Killed #17