They’re all in Pretty Deadly, Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios’ new Western-horror-fantasy comic from Image. A butterfly and a dead rabbit relate the story of Death’s daughter's quest for vengeance, and it’s weirder, more brutal and simply more amazing than I can describe here. That and more, in this week’s comics!
• Conan and the People of the Black Circle #1: Conan battles assassins, fights dark magic, and rescues a beautiful lady (or, as Conan calls it, “Tuesday”) in this new miniseries.
• Kiss Me Satan #2: A hit man with the power to control the dead chased Black and the witches through the Garden District Cemetery.
• Other releases: Dark Horse Presents #29, Mass Effect: Foundation #4, The Massive #16, Mind MGMT #16, Star Wars Legacy II #8.
• Justice League #24: With the Justice League presumed dead, it appears the one person willing to stand up to the Crime Syndicate is… Black Adam?!
• Beware the Batman #1: A new all-ages series based on the new DC Nation cartoon. Guess this won’t be sticking around too long.
• Other releases: Adventures of Superman #6, All Star Western #24, Aquaman #24, Arrow #12, Batman: The Dark Knight #24, Catwoman #24, DC Vs. Masters of the Universe #2, The Flash #24, The Green Team: Teen Trillionaires #5, Injustice: Gods Among Us #10, Justice League Dark #24, Larfleeze #4, Red Lanterns #24, Superman #24, Talon #12, Teen Titans #24, Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril #4, The Unwritten #54, Vertigo Essentials: The Sandman #1.
• Samurai Jack #1: Cartoon Network’s beloved samurai continues his quest to defeat the wizard Aku and return to his own time in this comic, drawn by original Samurai Jack character designer Andy Suriano.
• Zombie War #1: Kevin Eastman and Eric Talbot’s 1990s military horror epic, presented in color for the first time.
• Other releases: The Crow: Curare #3, Doctor Who #14, Fever Ridge: MacArthur’s Jungle War #4, Haunted Horror #7, Judge Dredd #12, The Other Dead #2, The Rocketeer/Spirit: Pulp Friction #2, Star Trek #26, Thunder Agents #3, TMNT New Animated Adventures #4, Transformers: Regeneration One #95.
• Pretty Deadly #1: Kelly Sue DeConnick’s new series features the daughter of Death, riding across the post-apocalyptic west on a horse made of smoke.
• Velvet #1: The world’s greatest spy is called back into action in this new comic by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting.
• Other releases: Bounce #6, Bushido #4, Clone #11, Great Pacific #11, Rat Queens #2, Satellite Sam #4, Sex Criminals #2.
• Indestructible Hulk #14: In order to stop the Chronarchists, the Hulk must actually undo his own origin.
• Iron Man #17: The ultimate secret of Tony Stark’s origin is revealed in this stunning finale.
• Marvel Now What?: Captain America gets catfished and Thor marries Storm in this look at the lighter side of the Marvel universe.
• Other releases: Daredevil #32, FF #13, Infinity Heist #2, Infinity Hunt #3, Nova #9, Savage Wolverine #10, Superior Carnage #4, The Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #5, Thunderbolts #17, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #28, Uncanny Avengers #13, Venom #42, Wolverine and the X-Men #37, Young Avengers #11.
• Army of Darkness/The Re-Animator: Ash turns up in a graveyard in 1920s America, where he meets the young Dr. Herbert West in this one-shot.
• Vampirella/Eva/Dracula Halloween Special: Vampirella joins forces with her over-dressed friends to take down a cult trying to end the world.
• Other releases: Aliens Vs. Parker #4, All New Executive Assistant Iris #2, Bravest Warriors #13, Choose Their Fate #1, Death Sentence #2, Department of Monsterology #1, Fanboys Vs. Zombies #19, Futurama Comics #69, The Green Hornet: Legacy #42, Grimm Fairy Tales #90, Grimm Fairy Tales: Wonderland #16, Harbinger #17, Mega Man #30, Men of Mystery #91, Numbercruncher #4, Pathfinder #10, Shrugged #4, Supurbia #12, The Spider #15, Uncanny #4, Vampirella #35, Vampirella: Southern Gothic #3, Wasteland #49.
Trade Paperbacks and Hardcovers
• Hellboy: Black Circus: When young Hellboy runs away from the BPRD, he encounters a circus full of denizens of hell, much like himself.
• The Answer: The punctuation-faced superhero teams up with an insomniac librarian to battle the evil Brain Trust.
• The Fables Encyclopedia: Detailing every character, place and item in Bill Willingham’s fairy tale epic, and Written by noted academic scholar Jess Nevins.
• Absolute Joker/Luthor: The ultimate collection of Brian Azzarello’s Joker graphic novel and his Luthor: Man of Steel miniseries.
• Other releases: Batgirl Vol. 3: Death of the Family, Suicide Squad Vol. 3: Death Is for Suckers.
• Star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation: when the Daleks and the Borg join forces, Picard and the crew of the Enterprises teams up with the Doctor to stop them.
• GI Joe: America’s Elite: Disavowed Vol. 1: The president puts Joe Colton back in charge of a new G.I. Joe team.
• Other releases: Doctor Who Omnibus Vol. 2, Judge Dredd Year One, Mu Little Pony Tales Vol. 1, Powerpuff Girls Classics Vol. 1: Power Party, TMNT Vol. 6: City Fall Part One, Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers: Red Label Edition, True Blood Vol. 6: Here We Go Again, Vitriol the Hunter.
• Cowboy Ninja Viking Deluxe Edition: An agent specially designed to have three different skills sets — in this case, Cowboy, Ninja and Viking — but track down the other “Triplets” who have become assassins.
• The Walking Dead 100 Project Limited Edition: Some of comics’ greatest artists reinterpret the first 100 covers of The Walking Dead comic, with all proceeds benefitting the Hero Initiative.
• Journey Into Mystery Featuring Sif Vol. 2: Seeds of Destruction: Beta Ray Bill returns. ‘Nuff said.
• Spider-Man: Life in the Mad Dog Ward: Spider-Man makes a visit to the Marvel equivalent of Arkham Asylum, but will he be able to leave with his sanity and his memory intact?
• Other releases: Marvel Masterworks Sgt. Fury Vol. 1, Thor: War of the Pantheons, Uncanny Avengers Vol. 2: Apocalypse Twins. X-Men: X-Corps.
• Pre-Code Classics: Weird Mysteries Vol. 1: Check out how insane comics were before Fred Wertham and the Comics Authority stepped in.
• Garth Ennis’ Erf: Four primordial friends leave the sea to explore the surface in Garth Ennis’ shockingly kid-friendly tale.
• Other releases: A1 Vol. 1: PX, Afterschool Charisma Vol. 8, Antares Vol. 3: Episode 3, Archie: the Married Life Vol. 4, Betty Blues, Big Nate: I Can’t Take It, Blake & Mortimer: Secret of the Swordfish Part I, Dance Class Vol. 6: Merry Olde Christmas, Disgaea 3: School of Devils Vol. 2, Grimm Fairy Tales: Zombies and Demons, Girl: Second Coming Vols. 1-2, Juicy Cider, Largo Winch Vol. 7: Golden Gate, Lucky Luke Vol. 37, Misery City, Missions of Love Vol. 5, Nemesis the Warlock: Deviant Edition, No. 6 vol. 3, Percy Jackson & the Olympians Vol. 3: Titan’s Curse, Priceless Honey, Roy Thomas Presents: Captain Video, Shadowman Vol. 2, Darque Reckoning, Stardrop Vol. 2: A Place to Hang my Spacesuit, Summer Wars Part I, Technomancer, Thorgal Vol. 11: Invisible Fortress, Valerian Vol. 4: Welcome to Alflolol, Wasteland Vol. 3.