Happy NCBD, this is a pretty big week for new books. We have Marvel’s Amazing Spider-Man Annual and the long awaited Return of the Wolverine. DC’s new horror themed Batman Damned from their new DC Black Label imprint, and a director’s cut from Image’s Gideon Falls.
This week also saw the release of DC Comics’ Anatomy of a Metahuman. This book written as Batman’s dossier, is amazingly detailed and beautifully illustrated.
As usual checkout everything we are reading below.
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1
Writer: Saladin Ahmed
Artist: Garry Brown
TIES THAT BIND! Years ago, Spider-Man came back from an alien world with a fantastic new costume – one he eventually learned was a living alien symbiote looking to bond with him permanently! But before he rejected the costume that went on to become VENOM, many a night the symbiote would creep onto Peter, and unbeknownst to its host, take them out into the night! Now, for the first time, see just what the symbiote steered Peter into during these mysterious nighttime excursions! Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT) weaves an ALL-NEW nightmare fairy tale, illustrated by the incomparable Garry Brown, in what is sure to be a dream book for any Spider-Man fan!
DC Comics: Anatomy of a Metahuman
Writer: S. D. Perry & Matthew K. Manning CoverArtist: Ming Doyle
Explore the powers of DC Comics’ greatest characters like never before through stunning anatomical cutaways and in-depth commentary from the Dark Knight. Concerned about the threat that so-called “metahumans” may pose to the world, Batman has begun compiling a detailed dossier on their incredible physiology and abilities. From villains like Killer Croc, Bane, and Brainiac, to Batman’s own comrades, including Superman and Cyborg, the file brings together the Dark Knight’s fascinating personal theories on the unique anatomical composition of these formidable individuals. Using beautifully illustrated anatomical cross sections depicting twelve different DC characters, the book, told from Batman’s unique perspective, will explore how these “metahumans” physical makeup differs significantly from that of the average person.
Batman Damned #1
Writer: Brian Azzarello
Artist: Lee Bermejo
CoverArtist: Lee Bermejo
DC BLACK LABEL, the highly anticipated new imprint from DC Comics, starts here!
The Joker is dead. There is no doubt about that. But whether Batman finally snapped his scrawny neck or some other sinister force in Gotham City did the deed is still a mystery. Problem is, Batman can’t remember… and the more he digs into this labyrinthine case, the more his mind starts to doubt everything he’s uncovering. So who better to set him straight than… John Constantine? Problem with that is as much as John loves a good mystery, he loves messing with people’s heads even more. So with John’s “help,” the pair will delve into the sordid underbelly of Gotham as they race toward the mind-blowing truth of who murdered The Joker.
BATMAN: DAMNED is a bimonthly super-natural horror story told by two of comics’ greatest modern creators-a visceral thrill-ride that proudly puts the “black” in BLACK LABEL.
Gideon Falls #1 - Director's Cut
Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Andrea Sorrentino CoverArtist: Andrea Sorrentino
After selling out multiple print runs, JEFF LEMIRE & ANDREA SORRENTINO’s smash-hit thriller GIDEON FALLS gets a special edition of its explosive first issue in glorious black & white! Also collecting the first issue script, this “Director’s Cut” is a must-have for fans of one of 2018’s hottest new series!
Return of the Wolverine #1
Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Steve McNiven CoverArtist: Steve McNiven