A happy and snowy NCBD here in the Northeast! We managed to get to our local comic book shop before they closed due to the weather. This week there were quite a few new releases that we picked up and you can read about below, as well as everything else we are reading this week.
Gideon Falls #1
Story: Jeff Lemire Art / Cover: Andrea Sorrentino Variant Cover: Jeff Lemire, JOCK
The lives of a reclusive young man obsessed with a conspiracy in the city’s trash, and a washed-up Catholic priest arriving in a small town full of dark secrets, become intertwined around the mysterious legend of The Black Barn, an otherworldly building that is alleged to have appeared in both the city and the small town, throughout history, bringing death and madness in its wake. Rural mystery and urban horror collide in this character-driven meditation on obsession, mental illness, and faith.
Oblivion Song #1
Story: Robert Kirkman Art: Lorenzo De Felici, Annalisa Leoni Cover: Lorenzo De Felici
A decade ago, 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia were suddenly lost in Oblivion. The government made every attempt to recover them, but after many years, they gave up. Nathan Cole…won’t. He makes daily trips, risking his life to try and rescue those still living in the apocalyptic hellscape of Oblivion. But maybe…Nathan is looking for something else? Why can’t he resist the siren call of the Oblivion Song?
Prism Stalker #1
Story / Art: Sloane Leong Cover: Sloane Leong, Darius Ou
For fans of Octavia Butler, Sailor Moon, and the biopunk horror of David Cronenberg comes PRISM STALKER, an ongoing sci-fi adventure series by SLOANE LEONG. Vep is a young refugee raised away from her devastated home planet as an indentured citizen in a foreign colony. She works tirelessly for her insectoid hosts, but there is no exit in sight in this viscous, dripping citynest. The eye of opportunity is closing. Her duty is to her family and her siblings, but what more can she do for them here? The answer appears faster than she is ready for.
Writer: CODY SOUSA & DAN SHEPPARD Artist: CECILA LO VALVO Colors: DEE CUNNIFFE Letter: DEZI SIENT
Limited Series 1 of 3
Mysterious voices lure a man back to his hometown to visit an abandoned house that he used to frequent as a child. But as he journeys through his old hangout, he encounters a supernatural presence that forces him to face his past and his darkest fears.
The Ballad of Sang #1
Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Alessandro Micelli Cover Artist: Alessandro Micelli
Limited Series 1 of 5
Kidnapped off the streets of the Philippines as an infant and trained as a child assassin, Sang has never had a childhood. All he’s ever known is killing and the kindness of his master, Chen, the closest thing Sang has to a father. When Sang’s enthusiasm botches a job, it brings the wrath of Don Minchella down on the pair, resulting in Chen’s murder. Barely escaping with his own line — and with Minchella’s severed arm in tow — Sang swears revenge, while every gang in the city mobilizes to return him to Minchella, dead or alive.