You might think you’ve had a bad day, but Prosper Monday is having a bad life. Something called the blight has nearly killed off the human race, and monsters of myth and creature of legend stalk the Earth in Vertigo’s new fantasy series Hinterkind. Plus, Spider-Man has 99 problems (and a bitch may or may not be one of them) in this week’s comic releases!
• Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight #1: B-movie-esque tales of sex, sleaze, violence and gore, beginning with “Bee Vixens from Mars.”
• The Occultist #1: An evil witch doctor hunts for a death-obsessed Catholic schoolgirl who holds the key to winning his battle with the Occultist.
• Other releases: Catalyst Comix #4, The Star Wars #2.
• Hinterkind #1: When Prosper Monday’s grandfather goes missing, she must leave her Central Park village and brave the monsters that have taken over the planet.
• Forever Evil #2: The official summary: “The villains have taken over the world! The Teen Titans fight back! Can the inexperienced teen heroes do what the adults could not? (Answer: Nope. It goes very poorly.)” Well played, DC.
• Witching Hour #1: A spooky, supernatural anthology by a wide array of comics bets writers and artists.
• Other releases: Action Comics #24, Batman: Black & White #2, Batwing #24, Detective Comics #24, Earth 2 #16, Fairest #20, Green Arrow #24, Green Lantern #24, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #6, The Movement #5, The Phantom Stranger #12, Swamp Thing #24.
• Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #9: Someone has been kidnapping the Doctor’s companions, and the Ninth doctor is determined to find out who and why.
• Other releases: Doctor Who Classics #5, GI Joe: A Real American Hero #194, GI Joe: Cobra Files #7, Jinnrise #7, Judge Dredd Classics #4, Kiss Kids #2.
• CBLDF Liberty Annual 2013: A group of acclaimed writers and artists examine comic censorship in this book benefitting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
• Bushido #1: Kiriko doesn’t have samurai status, but he may be Japan’s only defense against vampires.
• Other releases: Activity #15, Bedlam #9, Blackacre #11, Elephantmen #51, Invincible Universe #7, Lazarus #4, Mara #6, Mind the Gap #15, Morning Glories #32, Reality Check #2, Spawn #236, Todd The Ugliest Kid on Earth #6.
• Marvel Knights Spider-Man #1: The Amazing Spider-Man has to take on the Sinister 99 in this new Knights tale. That’s not a typo — he has to fight 99 supervillains.
• Captain America: Living Legend #1: When aliens bring down a secret satellite, Captain America tries to keep America and Russia from going to war.
• Fantomex Max #1: The X-Men’s super-thief gets his own, uncensored title.
• Other releases: All New X-Men #17, All New X-Men Special #1, Daredevil: Dark Nights #5, Hunger #3, Infinity Hunt #2, Iron Man #16, Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble #1, Mighty Avengers #2, Savage Wolverine #9, The Superior Foes of Spider-Man #4, Thunderbolts #16.
• God Is Dead #2: Humanity fights back against the returning gods, but a nuclear bomb is no match for omnipotence.
• The Shadow Now #1: After rejuvenating himself after decades of medication, The Shadow returns to modern New York City to fight evil.
• Other releases: Absolution: Rubicon #4, Archie #648, Black Bat #6, Cavewoman: Primal, Codename Action #2, Crossed Badlands #37, Ehmm Theory #3, Giant Size Grimm Fairy Tales 2013, The Green Hornet #6, Grimm Fairy Tales; Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole #5, Ghost Town #3, Henry and Glenn Forever and Ever #2, Hit #2, Knightingail: Shadow Divisions #3, Lady Rawhide #2, Legend of Oz: The Wicked West #11, Mocking Dead #2, Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath #11, Pathfinder: Goblins #3, Peanuts #6, Penny for Your Soul #2, Quantum & Woody #4, Robocop: Last Stand #3, Shadowman #11, Solid State Tank Girl #4, Suicide Risk #6, Uber #6, Ursa Minor #1.
Trade Paperbacks and Hardcovers
• Fables: Werewolves of the Heartland: In his quest to find a new location for Fabletown, Bigby Wolf discovers a small town that seems to be populated entirely by werewolves.
• JLA: Earth 2: Deluxe Edition: Grant Morrison’s tale of the JLA’s battle against the Crime Syndicate of Earth 2.
• Other releases: Batman: The Court of Owls Book & Mask Set, Batman: Odyssey, Earth 2 Vol. 1: The Gathering, Earth 2 Vol. 2: The Tower of Fate, Unexpected.
• Mystery Society Deluxe Edition: A husband-wife team search for the world’s supernatural mysteries in general and the skull of Edgar Allen Poe in specific.
• Jack Cole: Deadly Horror: The scary and gruesome comic work of the legendary comic writer/artist best known for his work on Plastic Man.
• Other releases: Doctor Who Series 1: Winter’s Dawn Season’s End, GI Joe Complete Collection Vol. 3, Judge Dredd: The Complete Carlos Ezquerra Vol. 2, Miss Fury: Sensational Sundays 1941-44, V-Wars.
• Skullkickers Treasure Trove Vol. 2: Collecting issues #12-23 of the hardcore adventure series, including Uncanny Skullkickers, Savage Skullkickers, Mighty Skullkickers, All New Skullkickers and Dark Skullkickers.
• MacGyver: Fugitive Gauntlet: The return of TV’s most resourceful hero, as co-written by Tony Lee and series creator Lee David Zlotoff.
• Other releases: Age of Bronze Vol. 3.1: Betrayal Part 2, Carbon Grey Vol. 2: Daughters of Stone, It Girl & the Atomics Round Two: World Is Flat, Non Humans Vol. 1: Runaway American Dream.
• Supercrooks: Johnny Bolt leads a team of less-than-supervillains to rob a group of actual supervilains.
• Thor: Season One: Thor’s origin story gets updated, complete with his punishment as Dr. Donald Blake.
• Other releases: The Dark Tower: Gunslinger: Last Shots, Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman Omnibus Vol. 1, Halo Oversized Collection, Thor by Walter Simonson Vol. 2, What If? AVX, Wolverine: Blood Wedding.
• Monster Massacre: A monstrous anthology of tales of monsters, aliens, gore, humor, and the occasional underdressed damsel in distress.
• We Won’t See Auschwitz: The acclaimed Italian graphic novel comes to America as two brothers journey to Poland to learn more about their family.
• Dictatorial Grimoire Cinderella Vol. 1: Manga gets in on the “fairy tales are real” but this time the Grimm brothers sold their descendant’s soul to demons, and now it’s time to pay up.
• Other releases: Alice in the Country of Clover: Chesire Cat Waltz Vol. 6, Attack on Titan Vol. 7, Bacon and Friends, Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Vol. 18, Black Bird Vol. 17, Bleach Vol. 58, Claymore Vol. 23, Cthulhu Vol. 2, Dawn of the Arcana Vol. 11, Fairy Tale Vol. 30, Fairy Tale Comics, First Kingdom Vol. 1, Flesh and Blood Vol. 3, Haunting Refrain, Hero Envy, Hickee Anthology, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Vol. 7, Mobile suit Gundam Origin: Ramba Ral, Monstrosity, Pipp Longstocking Vol. 2: Fixes Everything, Razorjack Collection, Rosario Vamopire Season II Vol. 12, Sakura Hime Vol. 11, Sharky, Sickness Unto Death Part 1, Slam Dunk Vol. 30, Spera Vol. 3, Thrud the Barbarian, Toriko Vol. 18, UglyDoll Shhhhhhhhh, Voice Over Seiyu Academy Vol. 1.