It's Comic-Con this week, and there are, rather fittingly, a ton of new reads on the spinner racks. First off, we have the Adventure Time: Marceline And The Scream Queens miniseries penned and illustrated by Meredith Gran of the webcomic Octopus Pie:
Thanks to a newfound interest in music, Princess Bubblegum joins Marceline's paranormal rock band for a tour across the land of Ooo! But when they're threatened by everything from scenesters to beasts born of self-doubt, can they make it to the RADDEST GIG EVER in time?
For Vertigo, Sean Murphy (Joe The Barbarian) writes and illustrates Punk Rock Jesus, a miniseries about a reality show that clones Jesus Christ. The synopsis:
Religious zealots either love or hate the show, angry politicians worry about its influence on the nation, and members of the scientific community fear the implications of cloning a human being at all - let alone the Son of God. And what effect will this all have on Gwen, the young woman who is selected, through an American Idol-style process, to be the mother of the new Messiah?
From Image comes the chicken espionage series Chew: Secret Agent Poyo and the kaiju invasion one-shot Enormous (cover below, read a preview here). Other first issues on the stands include IDW Publishing's new series based on Battle Beasts and The Crow, the Valiant Comics reboot Bloodshot (preview here), the "Frank Castle in orbit" miniseries Space Punisher, and the resurrected horror series Eerie by David Lapham of Stray Bullets fame.
As for returning books, there are new issues of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Conan the Barbarian, The Massive, the 100th issue of The Walking Dead, Before Watchmen: Minutemen, Uncanny X-Force, AVX VS, Deathstroke (preview here), Wolverine and the X-Men, Swamp Thing, Saucer Country, and Smoke and Mirrors (preview here). IDW is also publishing a 100-page reprint of Grant Morrison-penned Doctor Who stories.
As for graphic novels, there's Ant Man: Season One, the fifth Hellboy library edition (The Wild Hunt), the first volume of the Tom Morello-penned Orchid, and the fifth collected volume of Locke and Key. Also keep your eyes peeled for Matt Fraction and Gabriel Bá's collected Casanova: Avaritia and the next installment of Darwyn Cooke's critically acclaimed Richard Stark's Parker series The Score. As usual, here's the list of everything being released to comic stores tomorrow, and you can find your nearest comic retailer here. Happy reading, gang!