New Comic Book Day has finally returned! To celebrate the relaunch be sure to check out new titles like LUDOCRATS & ZERO YEAR.
After what may have felt like years, to some avid comic book readers, May 20th marks the return of weekly comic releases. Though this week is a little light with releases, it is a welcomed relief to have some resemblance of a returned shipping schedule for comics. We’ve put together a list of the Top 5 Comics to consider buying, so be sure to stop by your Local Comic Shop this week.
LUDOCRATS #1 -$3.99
Publisher – Image Comics
Creators – Kieron Gillen, Jim Rossignol, Jeff Stokely, Tamra Bonvillain, Clayton Cowles, Fernando Arguello
The Ludocrat! The ludicrous aristocrat! A collision of the ornate fantasy of Dune and an M-rated Asterix & Obelix! Baron Otto Von Hades and Professor Hades Zero-K are here, and they’re going to save us all have a nice time.
YEAR ZERO #1 – $3.99
Publisher – AWA Studios (Artists Writers & Artisans Inc.)
Creators – Benjamin Percy, Ramon Rosanas, Lee Loughridge, Mike Deodato Jr.
Ben Percy (Wolverine) and Ramon Rosanas (Star Wars: Age of Resistance) team up to present an epic tale that offers a global look at the Zombie Apocalypse. A Japanese hitman, a Mexican street urchin, an Afghan military aide, a Polar research scientist, a midwestern American survivalist – five survivors of a horrific global epidemic who must draw upon their unique skills and deepest instincts to navigate a world of shambling dead. Year Zero wrestles with the weighty moral and theological questions posed by the pandemic and investigates its cause and possible cure.
SUPERMANS’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #10 – $3.99
Publisher – DC Comics
Creators – Matt Fraction, Steve Lieber, Nathan Fairbairn, Clayton Cowles, Ben Oliver
Jimmy continues his world tour, risking his life for more of your sweet retweets, likes, and faves! Plus, the mastermind behind Jimmy’s assassination is revealed… and the insidious secret he’s willing to kill for will upend everything everywhere forever, assuming by “everything” you mean “everything in the pages of just this comic.” Also…you’ve heard of Arm-Fall-Off-Boy? Get ready to meet the entire Fall-Off-Family. What connection do they have to all this nonsense? Probably not much, but hey, you never know.
STAR WARS ADVENTURES: CLONE WARS #1 – $3.99
Publisher – IDW Publishing
Creators – Michael Moreci, Derek Charm, Arianna Florean, Mario Del Pennino, Luis Antonio Delgado, Valentina Taddeo
This exciting weekly series explores a time of great upheaval in the galaxy-the Clone Wars! While Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and other Jedi Knights confront Count Dooku, two Republic squadrons must hold their position against an encroaching droid army of the Separatists. Pinned down for the duration, Commander Cody, Captain Rex, and other clones swap war stories that feature your favorite characters from The Clone Wars animated series, such as Padmé Amidala, General Grievous, and many more!
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #14 – $3.99
Publisher – BOOM! Studios
Creators – Jordie Bellaire, Julian Lopez, Moises Hidalgo, Raul Angulo, Francesco Segala, Ed Dukeshire, Matt Taylor
Kendra The Vampire Slayer-and the all-new Scooby gang-must defend Sunnydale from the aftershocks of the Hellmouth and a new threat that feels very familiar! But can they fill the void left behind by Buffy? And will this issue answer the question of what, exactly, happened to Buffy?