Some of our readers are into not just UK comics but US comics too – so each week we choose some of the titles you should get your hands on!
First off the Great British British Bump Off can be ordered in April from Dark Horse. An Agatha Christie-style murder mystery set in the world of English competitive baking from Giant Days’ John Allison and Max Sarin.
When she enters her country’s most beloved baking competition, Shauna Wickle’s goal is to delight the judges, charm the nation, and make a few friends along the way. But when a fellow contestant is poisoned, it falls to her to apprehend the culprit while avoiding premature elimination from the UK Bakery Tent… and being the poisoner’s next victim!
DC are releasing a facsimile of Vengeance of Bane. Featuring the first appearance of Bane, the man destined to one day break the Bat! The sole survivor of the “Venom” experiments, Bane has spent a lifetime on the South American island of Santa Prisca. The time he spent as the toughest inmate in their worst prison led him to develop berserk strength, savage intellect, and unparalleled megalomania. Now free, he sets his sights on Gotham City!
Bond is Back in April at the age of 70 from Dynamite. An all-new nail-biting Bond mission from superstar Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Action Comics) and Giorgio Spalletta (Red Sonja). Accused of murder on British soil, James Bond has been branded a traitor by his own government. As M sends the entire 00 division after 007, Bond must go underground with only one ally: Gwendolyn Gann, 003 – another traitor, presumed dead, secretly on a clandestine mission with global implications.
IDW bring you three Rocketeer stories in this special.
First, the writers of the Rocketeer film, Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo, and illustrator Adam Hughes bring us a tale featuring pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart. Second, Robert Windom (Seven Sons) and Jae Lee craft a story of the Rocketeer fighting a Japanese Zero in the South Pacific. And the third entry is by Kelvin Mao (director of the Dave Stevens documentary Drawn To Perfection, and co-writer of Seven Sons) and artist extraordinaire Craig Cermak. While on a date with Betty, our man Cliff encounters a vaguely familiar adventurer/archeologist. What kind of trouble will this spell for our hero?
It’s Howard Chaykins third volume of Hey Kids, Comics from Image. A generation of artists ashamed of their careers has come to this, scratching out a living entertaining children who wonder why anyone would want to do anything else. With the birth of the comics industry comes the afterbirth, a shadow twin that will sustain and occasionally sabotage it for generations to come… Fandom.
From Marvel one of the most celebrated characters in comic book history takes center stage! In classic British tales from MIRACLEMAN (1985) #1, WARRIOR #1-11, MARVELMAN SPECIAL #1 and A1 (1989) #1 – restored and refreshed in the pages of MIRACLEMAN (2014) #1-4 – a long-forgotten legend lives again with the magic word KIMOTA!
Middle-aged reporter Michael Moran always knew he was meant for something more. When an unexpected series of events leads him to reclaim his destiny, the heroic Miracleman is reborn! But Miracleman’s return threatens to unravel Moran’s life! Pushing the concept of the super hero to its logical conclusion, MIRACLEMAN is nothing short of a revelation and forty years later stands as one of the influential works in the comic book artform. Now, relive the first groundbreaking 1980s adventures that captured lightning in a bottle – or experience them for the first time!
Your number one comic this week is Amazing Spider-Man.
Peter’s on the outs with the Fantastic Four. He’s on the outs with the Avengers. He’s on the outs with Aunt May! No one wants to see Spider-Man – except for Doctor Octopus. Ock’s on Spider-Man’s tail and the Master Planner has something truly terrible planned for when he gets his tentacles on Spidey. All that, and what does Tombstone have planned?
In at number 2 – Superman has returned to Metropolis and his greatest enemy Lex Luthor is finally behind bars. The future of the Superman family has never been brighter! As Clark Kent settles back into his life, iconic and new enemies erupt from the shadows to strike down the Man of Steel! But waiting in the wings to back up Big Blue is… Supercorp?! What secret project has Lex given to Superman?!
Your number three title. The Dark Knight’s greatest villains get their greatest stories yet! The Riddler, Two-Face, the Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Catwoman, Bane, Clayface, and Ra’s al Ghul — Batman’s most iconic villains are all given 64-page Prestige format specials that show why they are the greatest villains in all of comics, spearheaded by today’s top talent.
Buy this week. Doctor Strange is back!
Reunited with Clea and Wong, it’s back to business as usual for the Sorcerer Supreme. Have your children fallen into a deep nightmarish slumber? Are demonic refugees invading your home? Is your husband possessed by a satanic entity? Then call Doctor Strange!
Join Jed MacKay (Moon Knight, Black Cat) and Pasqual Ferry (Namor: Conquered Shores, Spider-Man: Spider’s Shadow, Thor) as they begin a new chapter in the life of the Master of the Mystic Arts!
New this week and a great place to jump on to collecting She Hulk. A new villain starts a thieving spree through New York City and ends up face-to-green-face with Jennifer Walters, the Sensational She-Hulk!
Our final title to get this week. Where in the world is Metamorpho?
In the pages of World’s Finest, Batman, Robin, and Superman have traversed some of the DCU’s most iconic locations and teamed up with the likes of the Teen Titans, Doom Patrol, and Supergirl, but none of that will prepare them as they must go across the globe in search of Rex Mason, a.k.a. Metamorpho, the Element Man!
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