We've not been shy about our love of Kamala Khan, Marvel's new Ms. Marvel, teenager, Pakistani-American, Muslim, and New Jersey-ite. Indeed, we may have mentioned it here, here or here. So we're super-excited to finally get to read the first issue, written by G. Willow Wilson, and drawn by Runaways' Adrian Alphona — and hopefully you are too, because it hits comic stores tomorrow.
• Lobster Johnson: Get the Lobster #1: Johnson investigates the murder of a referee by two bulletproof wrestlers during a live match.
• Robert Howard's Savage Sword: Tales of the other badasses of Howard's imagination, including Dark Agnes and Bran Mak Morn.
• Other releases: Bad Blood #2, Baltimore: Chapel of Bones #2, Bloodhound: Crowbar Medicine #4, Catalyst Comix #8, Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight #5, Juice Squeezers #2, The Occultist #5, The Star Wars #5, Terminator: Salvation: The Final Battle #3.
• Batman: Joker's Daughter #1: What the hell is her deal? The answers start here.
• DC Comics Presents Harley Quinn #1: Collecting the first issue of her new series, as well as a variety of other stories about Joker's gal pal.
• Forever Evil: Arkham War #5: The only person who can stop the Scarecrow's army of fear toxin-ed, Venom-filled psychopaths is Bane.
• Other releases: Action Comics #28, Batman: Black and White #6, Batwing #28, Detective Comics #28, Earth 2 #20, Fairest #23, Forever Evil #5, Green Arrow #28, Hinterkind #5, The Movement #9, Red Lanterns #28, Stormwatch #28, Swamp Thing #28, Trillium #6, Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger #16, The Vampire Diaries #2.
• Deadworld: Restoration #3: Here's the official summary: "The few leper survivors find out about the strength and ferocity of the grakken while Bowker must confront Moloch and the two of them, put their plans into motion. But are they really working together? Donna, still desperate to retrieve her daughter sends a massive army of zombies to attack New Washington." I have no idea what any of this means, but it sounds awesome.
• GI Joe #13: Siren gets the official Cobra tour, along with the secret history of Cobra Commander.
• Other releases: Gate Way #2, Haunted Horror #9, Illegitimates #3, Indestructible #3, Judge Dredd Classics #8, Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two #2, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #16, Popeye Classics #19, Sinister Dexter #3, TMNT Color Classics #3, Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #26.
• Apocalypse Al #1: J. Michael Straczynski returns to comics to tell the adventures of a private detective whose beat involves monsters, the undead, and Lovecraftian invasions of reality.
• Aphrodite IX #8: Aphrodite XV. 'Nuff said. (Hopefully, they didn't give me much to work with.)
• Other releases: Artifacts #24, Drumhellar #4, Five Ghosts #9, Invincible Universe #10, Lazarus #6, Minimum Wage #2, Secret #5, Sidekick #5.
• Ms. Marvel #1: A young teenager finds herself suddenly endowed with the powers of her idol, Captain Marvel.
• Loki, Agent of Asgard #1: Now working for the All-Mother, Loki uses his guile to protect his realm from its most dangerous foes.
• Punisher #1: The Punisher decides to take his deadly justice to California. Road trip!
• Wolverine #1: After his defeat by Sabretooth, Wolverine prepares for a rematch with revenge on his mind.
• Other releases: All New Invaders #2, Avengers AI #9, Black Widow #3, Captain America #16, Iron Man #21, Marvel Knights Spider-Man #5, Mighty Avengers #6, New Avengers #14, Painkiller Jane: The Price of Freedom #4, Superior Carnage Annual #1, Superior Foes of Spider-Man #8, X-Men #10.
• Armstrong & Archer #0: The secret origin of Obadiah Archer, how he came to be a brain-washed member of the religious cult called the Sect, the source of his powers, and how he was chosen is finally revealed.
• God Is Dead #6: The war of the gods is over, and only one remains — but not every human is ready to be ruled. The first chapter of Jonathan Hickman's divine apocalypse comes to a close.
• Turok: Dinosaur Hunter #1: the classic character returns with hot dinosaur action as only Greg Pak can bring.
• Other releases: Adventure Time: Flip Side #2, Archie #652, Codename Action #5, Crypt of Horror #20, Damsels #12, The Fox #4, Grimm Fairy Tales: Ascension #1, GFT Code Red #3, GFT Oz #6, The Green Hornet #9, Grimm: Warlock #3, Jennifer Blood #36, Noir #4, Regular Show #9, Revelations #2, Robocop: Hominem Ex Machina, Robocop: Last Stand #7, Rover Red Charlie #3, The Shadow #22, Shadowman #15, Suicide Risk #10, The Spider #17, Twilight Zone #2, Uber #7, Vampirella #38, Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris #35.
Trade Paperbacks and Hardcovers
• Sherlock Holmes and the Vampires of London: Everyone thinks Sherlock Holmes is dead, but he isn't — but many people thought alive are actually undead, and prowling the streets of London.
• Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Search Library Edition: The first three volumes of the search for Zuko's mother, the greatest mystery of the original cartoon, in one hardcover.
• The Strain: The Fall Vol. 1: A random group of eclectic people must save the entire human race from an army of vampires.
• Other releases: Axe Cop Vol. 5: Axe Cop Gets Married, Captain Midnight Vol. 1, Conan: Phantoms of the Black Coast, Creepy Archives Vol. 18, E.C. Archives: Vault of Horror Vol. 3, Forbidden Worlds Archives Vol. 3, Mass Effect: Foundation Vol. 1, Star Wars: Legacy Vol. 3.
• DMZ Deluxe Edition Book One: A photojournalist finds himself lost and alone in the most dangerous area on Earth in Brian Wood's disturbing vision of the near-future.
• Strange Adventures: A collection of scifi tales from Vertigo.
• Other releases: Deathstroke Vol. 2: Lobo Hunt, Dial H Vol. 2: Exchange, Fables Deluxe Edition Vol. 8, The Flash Vol. 2: Rogues Revolution, Ravagers Vol. 2: Heavenly Destruction, Superman Family Adventures.
• Locke & Key Vol. 6: Alpha and Omega: The last door opens in the final volume of Joe Hill's dark epic.
• Other releases: Kiss Greatest Hits Vol. 5, My Little Pony Tales Vol. 2, Red Light Properties.
• Reality Check: A comic book artist creates his first hit superhero, but then the character enters reality… but so does his evil arch-nemesis.
• Infinity: Thanos plunges the entire Marvel universe into war in this collection of last summer's mega-event.
• Star-Lord: Annihilation Conquest: Star-Lord gets his powers and his team back, just in time to battle the techno-organic hordes called Phalanx.
• Other releases: Captain America: Living Legend, Castle: Storm Season, Deadpool by Posehn and Duggan Vol. 1, Infinity Heist Hunt, Savage Wolverine Vol. 2, X-Men: Phalanx Covenant.
• Retroworld: In galaxy where aliens have either assimilated to human culture or purposefully resisted and stayed archaic, a Federations journeys to a "retro" world to help it evolve. Based on the works of 1970s French scifi Julia Verlanger.
• Aliens Vs. Parker: A group of space delivery guys stumble upon an Aliens-esque rescue mission, complete with incredibly dangerous killer aliens. From comedian Paul Scheer!
• Other releases: A Centaur's Life Vol. 2, Absence, Air Gear Vol. 10, Alone Forever, Ant Colony, Baby's in Black, The Best of Pantha, Bravoman Vol. 1, Dejah Thoris and the Green Men of Mars Vol. 1: Red Meat, The Devil's Panties Vol. 7, Dragonar Academy Vol. 1, Ferals Vol. 3, Gold Digger Platinum Vol. 6, Haganai Vol. 4, Harbinger Vol. 4: Perfect Day, Kamisama Kiss Vol. 14, Love in Hell Vol. 2, Lunch Lady and the Schoolwide Shuffle, Milan K. Part 1, Mysterious Strangers Vol. 1: Strange Ways, Pre-Code Classics: the Thing Vols. 1-2, Sixth Gun Vol. 6, Street Fighter Classic Vol. 2: Cannon Strike, Zorro Rides Again Vol. 2: The Wrath of Lady Zorro.