There are a ton of new bizarre reads on the spinner racks this Wednesday. First off, Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill release the final chapter of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century, 2009, which includes a guest appearance by a certain magical British adolescent:
The magical child whose ominous coming has been foretold for the past century has now been born and has grown up to claim his dreadful heritage. His promised age of unending terror can commence, the world can now be ended, and there is no League, extraordinary or otherwise, to stand in his way. The bitter, intractable war in Q'umar crawls bloodily to its fifth year, away in Kashmir a Sikh terrorist wages a holy war against Islam that must push the world into a nuclear holocaust, and in a London asylum there's a patient who insists she has all the answers.
There are two promising horror books debuting from Dark Horse: BPRD: Hell On Earth - Exorcism (Mike Mignola on scripts, Cameron Stewart on art) and Gilbert Hernandez's Fatima: The Blood Spinners (cover below, "A drug called 'spin' offers the wildest trip imaginable, followed by its users' inevitable, rapid deterioration into undead flesh eaters. Despite the side effect, the drug is so popular that the human population is dying out!"). Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. also pen the new Kick-Ass miniseries Hit-Girl:
This story takes place between Kick-Ass Volumes 1 and 2 as Mindy McCready tries to settle into life as a regular school-girl, but wants nothing more than to be dispensing hot justice to the scum of New York City.
Dan Abnett writes a new science fiction book for BOOM!, The Hypernaturals, and the new Atomic Robo miniseries — Atomic Robo And The Flying She-Devils Of The Pacific — is out to boot. DC Comics releases the fourth Before Watchmen book — Nite Owl by J. Michael Straczynski and Andy Kubert — and IDW publishes a new Magic: The Gathering miniseries, The Spell Thief (preview here).
Other assorted reads coming out this week include new issues of Spaceman, Angel And Faith, Batman Incorporated, Star Wars: Blood Ties - Boba Fett Is Dead (here's an overview of how the cover was illustrated), Superman (preview here), Flash, Wolverine And The X-Men, American Vampire, Justice League Dark, Fatale, Star Trek/Doctor Who, and Incredible Hulk.
As far as graphic novels go, there's the second volume of Felicia Day's The Guild, the chichi Daredevil: Born Again - Artist's Edition by David Mazzucchelli, the first volumes of Fatale and The Defenders, the collected hardcover of Star Trek/Legion of Superheroes, and Barry Sonnenfeld and Grant Morrison's comic-cum-movie pitch Dinosaurs Vs. Aliens:
The story focuses on a secret world war battle that was never recorded in our history books. When an alien invasion attacks Earth in the age of the dinosaurs, our planet's only saviors are the savage prehistoric beasts which are much more intelligent than humanity has ever imagined.
And finally, we have Joel Rose, Anthony Bourdain, and artist Langdon Foss' dystopian foodie gangland book Get Jiro!, which sees a sushi chef caught in the crosshairs of two rival gustatory gangs:
In a not-too-distant future of food obsessed L.A., where master chefs rule the town like crime lords and people literally kill for a seat at the best restaurant, Jiro, a renegade and ruthless sushi chef arrives in town with strong ideas of his own. It's a bloody culinary war of epic proportions, and in the end, no chef may be left alive!