It’s a very special week when a comic in which Deadpool hunts down the young ladies of Little Women probably isn’t the weirdest release. In fact, this week’s comics feature Jewish monsters, gun-toting gorillas, and cats with guns in their butts —and that’s just for starters!
• The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #1: My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way returns to comics! The last of the Killjoys fights against the megacorporation that is destroying freedom and killed her family.
• Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem #1: When Nazis attack a small Jewish stronghold, a legendary Jewish clay monster rises to defend them in this Steve Niles comic.
• Other releases: Black Beetle: No Way Out #4, Buffy Season 9: Freefall #22, Star Wars #6, X #2.
• Superman Unchained #1: A mysterious power other than Superman stops a satellite from falling on the Earth in this new comic from Scott Snyder and Jim Lee. But is it friend or foe?
• Batman #21: The modern origin of the New 52’s Batman continues to be revealed.
• American Vampire: The Long Road to Hell: Travis Kidd hunts two kill-crazy young vampire lovers in this one-shot.
• Suicide Squad #21: The Suicide Squad rebels against Amanda Waller and takes over Belle Reve prison.
• Other releases: Batgirl #21, Batman: Arkham Unhinged #15, Batman: Lil’ Gotham #3, Constantine #4, Demon Knights #21, Green Lantern Corps #21, Katana #5, MAD Present Superman #1, Masters of the Universe: Origin of Hordak #1, Nightwing #21, Smallville Season 11 #14, Superboy #21, Threshold #6, World’s Finest #13.
• The Crow: Curare #1: A cop becomes obsessed with a case where a little girl was murdered, but now she’s back — as the Crow.
• Thumbprint #1: A prison worker at Abu Ghraib returns to America to discover the past is not so easily left behind.
• Other releases: Doomsday.1 #2, Dungeons & Dragons: Cutter #3, Half Past Danger #2, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #8, Popeye Classics #11, Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters #2, Transformers: Regeneration One #92.
• Manhattan Projects #12: The secret history of Enrico Fermi is revealed.
• The Walking Dead #111: You’re super-vague TWD synopsis of the month: “Lucille is going to be so jealous.”
• Other releases: A Distant Soil #40, Aphrodite IX #2, Artifacts #28, Dream Merchant #2, Great Pacific #7, Peter Panzerfaust #11.
• Guardians of the Galaxy #3: The lead-up to Marvel’s next mega-event continues.
• Alpha Big Time #5: Alpha teams up with the superior Spider-Man in the minseries’ epic conclusion.
• Savage Wolverine #6: I’ll Marvel do the math: “(WOLVERINE + ELEKTRA + SPIDER-MAN) x (WELLS + MADUREIRA) - RULES = PAIN.”
• Wolverine and the X-Men #31: The new Hellfire Club open their school for evil mutants, where Mystique, Mojo, Sauron and Wendigo are the teachers!
• Other releases: Astonishing X-Men #63, Avengers Assemble #16, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #15, Avenging Spider-Man #22, Deadpool #11, Thor God of Thunder #9, Ultimate Comics X-Men #27, Uncanny X-Force #6, Venom #36, Wolverine #4.
• Six Gun Gorilla #1: A revolver-toting gorilla wanders the wild West wilderness of an alien planet in the 22nd century.
• Domino Lady & Sherlock Holmes #1: Best-selling author Nancy Holder teams up the legendary detective and the femme fatale to solve the riddle of the sphinx.
• Stuff of Legend: Toy Collector #5: Monty and Max are the only ones standing in the way of the Boogeyman and the War of the Toys.
• Other releases: A1 #1, Bravest Warriors #9, Bubblegun #1, Critter #12, Ehmm Theory #1, Femforce #163, Ferals #15, Freelancers #6, Grimm Fairy Tales: Robyn Hood Wanted #2, Ghost Town #1, Grimm #2, Harbinger Wars #3, Helheim #4, Jennifer Blood #28, Mega Man #26, Mylo Xyloto #5, Serusis #1, The Shadow #14, Sherlock Holmes: Liverpool Demon #5, Stitched #14, Supurbia #8.
Trade Paperbacks and Hardcovers
• Victories Vol. 1: Michael Avon Oeming’s dark superhero tale is collected for the first time. A member of the superhero team called the Victories has past trauma reawakened by a psychic.
• Other releases: Creepy Archives Vol. 16, Lone Wolf 2100 Omnibus.
• Resurrection Man Vol. 2: A Matter of Life and Death: Good and evil fight over Resurrection Man’s soul, while the Suicide Squad fights over his body.
• Catwoman Vol. 2: No Easy Way Down: Catwoman battles the Black Mask as he tries to take over the drug trade of Gorham’s East End.
• Other releases: Preacher Vol. 1, Stormwatch Vol. 1 (paperback), Stormwatch Vol. 2 (hardcover).
• G.I. Joe: Hearts and Minds: World War Z’s Max Brooks goes deep within the minds of G.I. Joe and Cobra’s top operatives.
• Other releases: G.I. Joe IDW Collection Vol. 2, TMNT: Secret of the Foot Clan:
• Deadpool Killustrated: Deadpool decides to murder Tom Sawyer, the Little Women, Sherlock Holmes, and all those other literary characters.
• Captain America Vol. 1: Castaway in Dimension Z: Armin Zola strands Cap in Dimension Z. How can he get home without friends or countrymen?
• Other releases: Essential Wolverine Vol. 7, Marvel Noir, Wolverine Comic Reader #2, Wolverine: First Cuts.
• Atomcat: A bullied Japanese elementary school student loses himself in Astro Boy comics until he meets a talking cat — with Astro Boy’s powers! By Astro Boy creator Osamu Tezuka himself!
• Evil Diva: This tween devil has a major problem — she has an innate, terrible desire to do good.
• Doctor Who: Nemesis of Daleks: The second volume of comics from Doctor Who magazine.
• Other releases: Air Gear Omnibus Vol. 1, Alice in the Country of /clover: Ace of Hearts Vol. 1, Arata the Legend Vol. 14, Are You Alice? Vol. 1, Asterix Omnibus Vol. 5, Attack on Titan Vol. 5, Black God Vol. 19, Blood Lad Omnibus Vol. 3, Durarara Saika Vol. 2, Fairy Tail Vol. 26, Fathom Vol. 3: Worlds at War, Golgotha, GTO: 14 Days in Shonan Vol. 9, His Favorite Vol. 4, Jinx Vol. 3: Little Miss Steps, King: Special Edition, Knights of Sidonia Vol. 3, Loveless Vol. 11, Mardock Scramble Vol. 7, North End of the World, Rogue Trooper: Welcome to Nu-Earth, Sleeping Moon Vol. 1, The End, Wake Up Percy Gloom.
As usual, here's the list of everything being released to comic stores tomorrow, and you can find your nearest comic retailer here.