The characters of Titan's new comic Death Sentence are not heroes. They’re normal people who had unprotected sex, received superpowers, and will die in six months — and that’s the fantastic premise of Death Sentence #1, which you need to check out. Plus zombies attack Riverdale, The Walking Dead goes to war and more in this week’s comic releases!
• Elfquest Special: The Final Quest: After generations of peace, the elves’ survival skills have disappeared, but a new tyrant determined to destroy them all appears.
• Shaolin Cowboy #1: Official summary: “The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a chainsaw!” Nicely done, Dark Horse.
• Other releases: Abe Sapien #6, Creepy Comics #14, Halo: Initiation #3, Resident Alien: Suicide Blonde #2, Star Wars #10, X #6.
• Forever Evil: Arkham War #1: With the prisoners of Arkham Asylum and Blackgate Prison losoe and no Batman to stop them, the criminals carve up Gotham City amongst themselves — but for some, sharing is not an option.
• Superman/Wonder Woman #1: The relationship between Clark and Diana is explored amidst the punching of Doomsday.
• Coffin Hill #1: A cop returns to her hometown to discover an evil she accidentally unleashed as a teenager has been waiting for her.
• Other releases: Astro City #5, Batgirl #24, Batman #24, Batman: Arkham Unhinged #19, Batman: Lil’ Gotham #7, Constantine #7, Federal Bureau of Physics #4, Green Lantern Corps #24, Katana #8, Nightwing #24, Smallville Season 11 #18, Stormwatch #24, Suicide Squad #24, Superboy #24, World’s Finest #16.
• Magic the Gathering: Theros #1: Artifact thief Dack Fayden is taken to a strange new plane full of mythical creatures.
• Memory Collectors #1: Three fetish models uncover a world where monsters eat memories.
• Triple Helix #1: This sequel to Trio begins when an old friend returns to the city, but disguised as a monster.
• Other releases: Ghostbusters #8, GI Joe: Special Missions #8, Judge Dredd #11, Mars Attacks Judge Dredd #2, Popeye Classics #15, Transformers: Robots in Disguise #21.
• Rocket Girl #1: When a teenage cop from the future comes to 1986, she realizes her future is actually an alternate reality that shouldn’t exist.
• The Walking Dead #115. The “All-Out War” storyline begins.
• Three #1: Official summary: “the heroic story of three slaves and their desperate attempt to escape 300 of the finest warriors who've ever lived.”
• Other releases: America’s Got Powers #7, Bushido #2, Chew #37, Ghosted #4, Hoax Hunters #11, Manhattan Projects #15, Miniature Jesus #5, Multiple Warheads: Down Fall, Peter Panzerfaust #15, Sidekick #3, Think Tank #10, The Walking Dead #1 10th Anniversary Edition, The Walking Dead Special: Tyreese.
• Infinity #4: The Illuminati take on Thanos.
• The Fearless Defenders #10: The Defenders hit the streets and go dancing, apparently.
• Other releases: Astonishing X-Men #68, Avengers AI #4, Avengers Arena #16, Captain America #12, Deadpool #18, Dexter #4, Marvel Universe’s Hulk and the Agents of SMASH #1, Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #4, Thor: God of Thunder #14, Ultimate Comics X-Men #32, Uncanny X-Force #12, Wolverine #10, X-Men #6.
• Afterlife with Archie #1: When Jughead’s dog is hit by a car, Sabrina uses forbidden magic to resurrect it — but it comes back wrong. Note: This is not a zany caper. Archie characters die and its pure horror all the way, and it's pretty great — give it a look.
• Death Sentence #1: A myriad group discovers they have months left to live… but also superpowers.
• Other releases: 3 Guns #3, A1 #5, Adventure Time: Candy Capers, Archer & Armstrong #14, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century #2, Chronos Commados: Dawn Patrol #4, Crossed Badlands #38, Cryptozoic Man #1, Damsels #10, Deathmatch #10, Eternal Warrior #2, Fubar: By the Sword #2, George R.R. Martin’s Skin Trade #3, Grimm Fairy Tales: Halloween Special 2013, Grimm Fairy Tales: Hunters: Shadowlands #5, Grimm Fairy Tales: Oz #1, Grimm Fairy Tales: Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass #1, Herobear and the Kid: Inheritance #3, It Came #3, Jinri #5, John Carpenter’s Asylum #3, Kevin Keller #11, Lords of Mars #3, Night of the ‘80s Undead #2, The Owl #4, Pathfinder #9, Rachel Rising #20, Red Sonja #4, Scratch 9 #2, Screwed #5, Sons of Anarchy #2, Warlords of Mars #28, Watson and Holmes #4, Xenoglyphs #5, Zombies Vs Cheerleaders Vol. 2 #3.
Trade Paperbacks and Hardcovers
• UXB: Three brothers in mysterious lifesuits must stop watching porn in the ruins of Buckingham Palace to save the future.
• Trigun Omnibus Vol. 1: Over 700 hundred pages of Vash the Stampede, a.k.a. the human typhoon, as he wanders the planet Gunsmoke.
• Other releases: The Art of Tara McPherson, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 Vol. 4: Welcome to the Team, The Chronicles of King Conan Vol. 6: Death in Stygia, Colder, Creepy Archives Vol. 17, Mind MGMT Vol. 2: Futurist, Star Wars: Ewoks: Shadow of Endor, Star Wars Omnibus: Wild Space Vol. 2.
• Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls, I Vampire Vol. 3: Wave of Mutilation, Lucifer Vol. 2.
• Danger Girl Trinity: The three ladies of Danger Girl embark on three thrilling adventures drawn by three different artists.
• My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Vol. 1: Friendship may be magic, but friendship won’t help you saw a lady in half.
• Other releases: Colonized, GI Joe: Special Missions Vol. 1, Jinnrise Vol. 1, Kill Shakespeare Vol. 3: Tide of Blood, Tales of the TMNT Vol. 3, Transformers Classics Vol. 6.
• Lazarus Vol. 1: The first four issues of Greg Rucka’s already acclaimed comic about the Lazarus of the Carlyle family, a technological warrior who must protect her wealthy, powerful family from the legion of the Waste.
• God Hates Astronauts Vol. 1: "I don't want to oversell what Ryan has accomplished here, but I gave God Hates Astronauts to a blind man and he regained his sight." – Jonathan Hickman
• Thanos Rising: The ultimate origin of the Marvel Universe’s most powerful villain is revealed.
• X-Men: Storm: Storm is transported to the harsh dimension where the Morlocks grew to despise her.
• The Dark Tower: The Man in Black: Roland and his newest companion Jake Chambers close in on his nemesis.
• Other releases: Avengers: Kree/Skrull War All-New Edition, Iron Man: Armored Vengeance, Thor: God of Thunder Vol. 2: Godbomb.
The Art of Archie Covers, Battling Bot Vol. 1, Bombing Nazi Germany, The Complete Peanuts 1987-1990, Grimm Fairy Tales Vol. 14, Grimm Fairy Tales: Vampires and Werewolves, Grant Vs. Lee: A Graphic History of the Civil War’s Greatest Rivals, Jurassic Strike Force 5, Magi Vol. 2, Molly Danger Book 1, Palookavilla Vol. 21, Percy Jackson and the Olympians Vol. 3: Titan’s Curse, Ray and Joe: A Man and His Dead Friend, Tableau Numero 20, Tiger & Bunny: Beginning Vols. 1-2, Tiger & Bunny Vol. 3, A Treasury of Mini-Comics, Triton of the Sea Vol. 1, Tyrant Falls in Love Vol. 8, Wild Honey.