​The Real History Of Science Fiction's Foremost Erotic Adventurer

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If you've only seen the Jane Fonda movie, then you don't know Barbarella — but thanks to an all-new, deluxe edition, including a new English adaptation from Kelly Sue DeConnick, you will. Plus The Crow, The Tick, a new G.I. Joe, and more, and in this week's comics!

New Issues

Aliens: Fire and Stone #1 (Dark Horse) — An engineer leads a desperate group of survivors against a xenomorph both in space and on the mysterious planet they crash upon. Chris Roberson (W), Patric Reynolds (W).


Butterfly #1 (Boom) — Born and bred to be the world's greatest spy, the agent codenamed Butterfly is betrayed by her agency, her only hope may by the father who betrayed her years ago. Arash Amel and Marguerite Bennett (W) Antonio Fuso (A).

Future Proof #1 (Bliss on Tap) — Two timecops are sent back in time to the Kennedy assassination, where one wrong move can rewrite history itself. Brian Phillipson and Alex Murillo (W), Alex Cormack (A).


G.I. Joe #1 (IDW) — Scarlett leads the remains of G.I. Joe in a world where Cobra is the top peacekeeping force. Karen Traviss (W) Steve Kurth (A).

Harley Quinn: Future's End #1 (DC) — Five years in the future, Harley and the Joker finally tie the knot. Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti (W) Chad Hardin (A).


Roche Limit #1 (Image) — A woman searches for her missing sister in a rundown space colony next to a mysterious energy anomaly in this first part of a scifi trilogy. Michael Moreci (W), Vic Malhotra (A).

Tales of Mr. Khee: Armageddon #1 (Devil's Due) — When demons invade the planet, five orphans find themselves in the care of a mysterious man named Mr. Khee. Dirk Manning (W), Seth Damoose (A).


A Town Called Dragon #1 (Legendary) — A group of ordinary citizens must band together when the world's last dragon egg hatches in their town. Judd Winick (W), Geoff Shaw (A).

A Voice in the Dark: Get Your Gun #1 (Image) — In the second act of Larime Taylor's suspenseful series, the police investigate Zoey and her friends for Mandy's murder, and Zoey's "fan" reveals himself.


Graphic Novels and Collections

Angie Bongiolatti (Secret Acres) — "Growing up is hard to do in a society overwhelmed by pre-millennium tension, Y2K bugs, endless war, and bursting bubble economies." Mike Dawson (W/A).


The Auteur Vol. 1 (Oni Press) — After a cinematic bomb, movie producer Nathan T. Rex will do anything to get back on top, including taking drugs and hiring serial killers. Rick Spears (W), James Callahan (A).

Barbarella: Super Oversized Deluxe Edition (Humanoids) — The classic French comic that defined erotic science fiction in the '60s gets an oversized, limited edition hardcover release, with a new, modern English adaptation from Kelly Sue DeConnick! Jean-Claude Forest (W/A).


Batman: Gordon of Gotham (DC) — The best of the Commissioner's '90s adventures, including GCPD, Gordon's Law and of course Gordon of Gotham. Dennis O'Neil and Chuck Dixon (W) Dick Giordano and various (A).

Bramble (Humanoids) — A troubled police inspector of a giant steampunk city must stop a mysterious giant and its inadvertent murder spree. Jean-David Morvan (W), Nesmo (A).


Chronicles of Hate (Image) — "In a world where the sun is frozen and the moon burns, an unlikely hero rises to free the Earth Mother from her chains." Adrian Smith (W/A).

The Crow: Pestilence (IDW) — When a Mexican boxer takes a payoff but doesn't take a fall, the mob kills him and his family. As the new Crow, he searches for vengeance, but can he find forgiveness as well? Frank Bill (W) Drew Moss (A).


Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion (DC) — When the Crime Syndicate takes over Earth, they order Flash's villains to join or die. But the rogues don't take orders from anybody. Brian Buccellato (W) Patrick Zircher and various (A)

Get Over It! (Secret Acres) — The award-winning Corinne Mucha, writer-artist of My Alaska Summer, examining the agony, the ridiculousness and the drama of a relationship's end.


I Am Alice: Body Swap in Wonderland Vol. 1 (Seven Seas) — When a Japanese teenager grabs a copy of Alice In Wonderland, he's transported into the book… and Alice's body. Ayumi Kanou (W/A).

Nightmare Carnival (Dark Horse) — A man tries to murder a clown in just one of the stories featured in this anthology of circus-themed horror stories, edited by Ellen Datlow. Various (W/A).


Of Monsters and Men (Moonstone) — A variety of classic pulp heroes including the Black Bat and Domino Lady fight creatures from demons to Dracula himself! Various (W/A).

On the Books (Microcosm) — A first-hand, cartoon account of the 2012 strike at New York City's famous Strand bookstore. Greg Farrell (W/A).


The Red Baron (Zenith) — The story of Manfred von Richthofen, the infamous German pilot who led a staggering 80 successful air missions during World War I and helped pioneer military aviation. Wayne Vansant (W/A).

Return to Armageddon (Rebellion/2000AD) — This classic scifi-fantasy from 2000 A.D. magazine's early days is like an R-rated Star Wars, but with more demons. Malcolm Shaw (W), Jesus Redondo (A).


Red Rover Charlie Vol. 1 (Avatar) — After Armageddon, three dogs band together to adapt to a world without any masters. Garth Ennis (W), Michael DiPascale (A).

Sally Heathcote: Suffragette (Dark Horse) — An ordinary housemaid gets caught up in the fight for women's rights in Edwardian Britain. Mary M. Talbot (W) Kate Charlesworth and Bryan Talbot (A).


The Tick Specials: The Complete Works (New England) — All 17 holiday specials starring the blue bug of justice, including Christmas, Mother's Day, and even Tax Day. Sean Wang and various (W/A).

As usual, here's the list of everything being released to comic stores tomorrow, and you can find your nearest comic retailer here.

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