Follow-up question: Do you think you could manage to rob a bank while having sex? I think it would be awkward, but we’ll find out thanks to Matt Fraction’s naughty new Image series. Plus Powerpuff Girls, drunken ninjas and mini-Marvel heroes, all in this week’s comics!
• Criminal Macabre: Eyes of Frankenstein #1: Frankenstein’s monster hires occult detective Cal McDonald to find him a new set of eyes.
• Empowered Special #5: Nine Beers with Ninjette: Empowered’s best friend Ninjette weaves a boozy tale of ninjas, daddy issues, and swing-dancing.
• Other releases: Captain Midnight #3, Dark Horse Presents #28, Itty Bitty Hellboy #2, King Conan: Hour of the Dragon #5, Mass Effect: Foundation #3, Mind MGMT #15, Star Wars: Legacy II #7.
• The Wake #4: Archer and the underwater HQ’s survivors discover the creature isn’t alone.
• The Unwritten #53: Just when things seem darkest for Tommy Taylor and the remaining Fables, things get dsrker.
• Other releases: Action Comics #23.4: Metallo, Adventures of Superman #5, Aquaman #23.2: Ocean Master, Batman #23.4: Bane, Batman and Robin #23.4: Killer Croc, Batman/Superman #3.1: Doomsday, Batman: The Dark Knight #23.4: Joker’s Daughter, Detective Comics #23.4: Man-Bat, Green Lantern #23.4: Sinestro, Injustice: Gods Among Us #9, Justice League #23.4: Secret Society, Justice League of America #7.4: Black Adam, Superman #23.4: Parasite, Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril #3, Wonder Woman #23.2: First-Born.
• The Powerpuff Girls #1: The pint-size protectors of Townsville are back! In their inaugural comic adventure, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup take on Mojo Jojo, but the sneaky simian has a secret.
• Other Dead #1: A zombie outbreak hits the animal population of New Orleans just before a hurricane hits.
• Star Trek #25: War breaks out across the galaxy when the Romulans and the Klingons declare war on each other.
• Other releases: Dinosaurs Attack #3, Dungeons & Dragons: Cutter #5, GI Joe #8, GI Joe: Special Missions #7, Godzilla: Rulers of the Earth #4, Judge Dredd Classics #3, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #11, TMNT #26, Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #21, Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters #5:
• Sex Criminals #1: A couple with the ability to stop time while they’re having sex decide to become very awkward bank robbers.
• Rat Queens #1: Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Hobbit Thief are drunken killers for hire in this fantastic dark comedy.
• Other releases: Artifacts #31, East of West #6, Fatale #17, Jupiter’s Legacy #3, Revival #14, Saga #14, Sex #7, Todd the Ugliest Kid on Earth #5.
• Guardians of the Galaxy #6: Spawn’s Angela and Gamora battle with the fate of the universe at stake.
• Infinity Heist #1: With Iron Man and the Avengers battling Thanos in space, Spymaster assembles an elite team to raid Tony Stark’s HQ.
• Punisher: Trial of the Punisher #1: The Punisher turns himself into the police, but why?
• Other releases: A Plus X #12, Avengers #20, Avengers Assemble #19, Deadpool #17, FF #12, Gambit #17, Nova #8, Scarlet Spider #22, Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #3, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #27, Uncanny Avengers #12, Wolverine and the X-Men #36, Young Avengers #10.
• Planet of the Apes Giant #1: The epic conclusion to David Gregory’s acclaimed PotA run, detailing the events between Conquest and the original movie and the tentative peace between humans and apes that was destroyed in-between.
• Domino Lady/Sherlock Holmes #2: The legendary detective trades in Watson for a sexier sidekick to solve an ancient Egyptian mystery in this epic conclusion.
• Other releases: Atomic Robo: Real Science Adventures #11, Battlestar Galactica #4, Bionic Man #24, Bloodshot & Hard Corps #14, Bodie Troll #3, Clive Barker’s Next Testament #4, Critter #14, Crossed Badlands #36, Crypt of Horror #19, Dark Shadows: Year One #6, Executive Assistant Assassins #15, Extinction Parade #2, Fanboys Vs. Zombies #18, Farlaine the Goblin #1, Garth Ennis’ Red Team #5, Grimm Fairy Tales: No Tomorrow #2, Grimm Fairy Tales: Realm Knights #2, Grimm Fairy Tales: Wonderland #15, Green Hornet: Legacy #41, In Crowd #2, Life with Archie #32, Miss Fury #6, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 #3, Mysterious Strangers #2, Neozoic Traders: Gambit #2, Peanuts Vol. 2 #12, The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror #19, Soulfire Vol. 4 #7, Stitched #16, Super #1, Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose #82, The Lone Ranger Annual 2013, Tomorrrowland #3, Uber #3, Wasteland #48.
Trade Paperbacks and Hardcovers
• Sin Titulo: The hit webcomic about a boy who find a photograph that reveals his family’s secrets and alters reality itself is collected.
• Other releases: Art of Akaneiro, Criminal Macabre: Final Night: The 30 Days of Night Crossover, Eerie Archives Vol. 14.
• Ame Comi Girls Vol. 1: The lovely, anime-inspired DC superheroines battle lovely, anime-inspired supervillainesses.
• Shazam Vol. 1: Orphan Billy Batson is chosen to receive the mysterious magical powers of Shazam, but can he figure out how to use them before Black Adam kills him?
• Other releases: Justice League Vol. 3: Throne of Atlantis, Justice League Vol. 2: The Villain’s Journey, Legends of the Dark knight by Jim Aparo Vol. 2, Preacher Book 2,
• Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time Vol. 2: The 50th anniversary comic events continues with spotlights on Doctors 5-8.
• The Walking Dead 100 Project: A bevy of great artists reinterpret The Walking Dead’s first 100 covers.
• Hip Flask: Unnatural Selection: This 10th anniversary “widescreen” edition collects the Hip Flask tales Unnatural Selection and Elephantmen.
• Other releases: Cyber Force: Rebirth Vol. 1, Soho Dives Soho Divas, Spawn Origins Vol. 19.
• Little X-Men, Little Avengers, Big Trouble: Earth’s tiniest heroes and the real children of the atom have battle mutant bullies and play AVX on the playground.
• Ultimate Comics: Divided We Fall United We Stand: With Washington DC destroyed, Ultimate Captain America is elected President.
• Other releases: Marvel Masterworks: Tales to Astonish Vol. 1, SHIELD: Nick Fury Vs. SHIELD, Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 2, Ultimate Spider-Man Digest Vol. 4.
• Finding Gossamyr Vol. 1: In a world where magic is made of theorems and must be proven true to cast, a young boy has great mathematical power but not the wisdom to temper it.
• Adventure Time: Mathematical Edition Vol. 2: The amazingly fantastic Adventure Time comic gets another deluxe hardcover, in which Jake and Finn get ahold of Peebles’ time machine and abuse it mercilessly (it’s mostly Jake’s fault).
• Other releases: Archie 1000-Page Comics Extravaganza, Are You Alice? Vol. 2, Benny Breakiron Vol. 2: Madame Adolphine, Betrayal Knows My Name Vol. 6, Bokurano Purs Vol. 9, Bride’s Story Book 5, Button Man: Get Harry, DMC: Devil May Cry: Chronicles of Vergil, Genshiken: Second Season Vol. 3, Harbinger Vol. 3: Harbinger Wars, Judge Dredd: Trifecta, Lost Boy, Magic Wind Vol. 2, Ooku: Inner Chambers Vol. 8, Project Luna 1947, Rebetiko, Sailor Moon Kodansha Edition Box Set, Sherlock Bones Vol. 1, Soul Eater Vol. 16, The Spider: Master of Men, Tropic of the Sea, World Map Room.