New Comics Day 17th March 2021 – Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No… it’s new comic book day!

Cover to the comic book Ultramega #1


Cover to the comic book Superman Red and Blue #1
Bird? Plane? Superman?

Superman: Red and Blue #1 (John Ridley, Brandon Easton, Clayton Henry, Steve Lieber) presents fresh new visions of the Man of Steel, featuring an incredible slate of comics’ most exciting and innovative storytellers creating comics pared back to Superman’s two signature colors of red and blue (magenta and cyan for the color nerds)! Around the world, everyone knows that when they see a red and blue streak in the sky, it’s not a bird…it’s not a plane…it’s Superman!

Cover to the trade paperback Batman Beyond vol. 8
He is the night

There’s a packed program of events in Batman Beyond vol. 8 (Dan Jurgens, Sean Chen, Paul Pelletier) Damian Wayne, the one true son of Batman, has returned to Neo-Gotham to share an urgent warning with Batman Beyond and his father: the League of Assassins has a new ruler! His name is Mr. Zero, and his intentions are simple: freeze the world, kill the weak, and assert the League’s dominance. In order to stop Zero, Damian is going to have to bury the hatchet with Batman Beyond and Bruce. They’ll also need help from Batwoman Beyond and Goliath! And it’s not just the future that’s in jeopardy―the past and present are at risk as well! Batman Beyond will have to team up with the time-traveling hero Booster Gold to save Bruce Wayne’s mind! Then…someone masquerading as Batman Beyond is running around Neo-Gotham killing innocents and committing crimes. This will come to the attention of Wonder Woman, who will exact justice…but Batman Beyond will have to convince her of his innocence first!


Captain America Anniversary Tribute #1
Punching Nazis for 80 years!

Captain America celebrates 80 years of battling tyranny this month! And what better way to celebrate than by having a cadre of Marvel’s best artists redraw and modernize Captain America’s origin and the debut of the Red Skull from Captain America Comics #1 as well as Cap’s return in the Marvel Age from Avengers #4! The legendary stories that changed the course of comic book history are presented in an all-new way for the current generation of Marvel fans in Captain America Anniversary Tribute #1(Various)!

Ultraman narrowly averted a catastrophe decades in the making. The world was saved – but, also, forever changed. Now…come the consequences.Much of the populace regard their defenders with suspicion. Enemies hide in plain sight, and even those closest to Shin Hayata don’t necessarily have faith in the Giant of Light. But at last, a long-thought-lost comrade has mysteriously returned! That’s a good thing…right? The RISE is over. The training wheels are off, and the stakes have never been higher. The Trials Of Ultraman #1 (Kyle Higgins, Mat Groom, Francesco Manna) begin here!

Cover to the comic book The Trials of Ultraman #1
Done rising?

Following the battle against the King In Black, a reinvigorated Dane Whitman has a greater sense of purpose than ever before, as The Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #1 (Si Spurrier, Sergio Davila) opens. But his sword is the key to a new enemy’s evil plan and only the Black Knight can prevent the coming death and destruction. This conflict spanning mythical Camelot to modern-day NYC will test Dane like never before and challenge everything he believes about himself, the Ebony Blade, and the entire history of the Black Knight! Meanwhile in King In Black: The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Jed MacKay, Michele Bandini) Spidey is all webbed up with nowhere to go!

Thor, Captain America and Iron Man are joined by Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Hulk and the newest Ghost Rider, Robbie Reyes! But even with Doctor Strange lending a hand, can this new team save the world from the 2,000-foot-tall space gods known as the Celestials? And what role does Loki play in re-forming the Avengers? Find out when Earths Mightiest Heroes reconvene in Jason Aarons Avengers vol. 1 hardcover (Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness), which hits the shelves this week.

Cover to the comic book King In Black: Spider-Man #1
Swinging in…

Tony Stark is looking to restart his engine in Iron Man vol. 1 (Christopher Cantwell, CAFU). He’s going back to basics, putting away his high-tech toys and high-profile image so he can get his hands dirty again. It’s time to put on some old-fashioned metal – and fly! But can Tony really lay down that Stark-sized ego? Life just isn’t that simple, something old friends and frustrating foes are quick to point out. So Iron Man takes the fight back to the streets, facing down old-school villains like Arcade and the Absorbing Man. But what’s really going on in Tony’s head? As old friends like Hellcat try to help him find peace of mind, lurking on the horizon is a threat Tony – and the entire cosmos – hasn’t seen in years. Prepare for the new saga of Korvac!

Cover to the comic book Black Knight and the Curse of the Ebony Blade #1
Looks kinda red to me?

Nothing can stop the Juggernaut (Fabian Nicieza, Ron Garney) – except himself! Buildings fall, chaos reigns and the Juggernaut does what the mystical Cyttorak empowered him to do – but Cain Marko, the man beneath the helmet, is done letting others pick up the pieces of the things he’s destroyed. It’s time for the Juggernaut to take some responsibility! But when Cain stands trial, will justice catch up with him – or will he tear down the system?

The X-Men grapple with the events of EMPYRE in Dawn of X vol. 14 (Vita Ayala, Andrea Broccardo, more)! As mutants, plant-people, zombies, demons and senior citizens clash, who will be left standing?


Welcome to the high fantasy world of Tangea – a land where wizards and warriors battle dragons in dark dank dungeons! Where thieves pillage ancient ruins and priests answer the audible words of their great gods! Welcome also to Chicago, Illinois! Where the magical items from Tangea are being traded on the black market and are messing everything up… In The Bequest #1 (Tim Seeley, Freddie Williams III) a group of Tangea adventurers must go undercover in our modern world to stop artifacts and monsters from falling into the wrong hands. But how will they fare in a world without wizards and warriors? A world without heroes?

Cover to the comic book Orphan and the Five Beasts #1
This is a busy cover…

Spurred on by her master’s dying words, the adopted warrior “Orphan Mo” seeks to find and kill five former disciples who now threaten the land with corruption from their demonic powers. Part Five Deadly Venoms and part surreal grindhouse, Orphan and the Five Beasts #1 (James Stokoe) is an ultra-detailed fantasy imagery with over-the-top violence in this classic tale of revenge.

TMNT: The Last Ronin was one of the biggest books of 2020 and now it returns with a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of this instant classic in TMNT: The Last Ronin: The Directors Cut #1 (Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Tom Waltz, Esau Escorza, Issac Escorza)! Featuring never-before seen layouts from Eastman, story notes that date back decades, character designs, script pages and more, this is a must have for any TMNT fan who wants to discover the story behind the story!

Cover to the comic book Jim Hensons Storyteller Tricksters #1

Discover the story of Anansi, the spider-god, and his quest to free all stories from his father, the sky god Nyame in Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Tricksters #1 (Jonathan Rivera, Jade Zhang). But when Anansi becomes the keeper of all stories, he hordes them until his son confronts them to free the knowledge that could change the world!

A cosmic plague has spread, transforming everyday people into violent, monstrous kaiju. Only the Ultramega #1 (James Harren, Dave Stewart) – three individuals imbued with incredible powers – hold the line against this madness. Their battles level cities and leave untold horror in their wake. Now, the final reckoning approaches for the Ultramega… but is this a war they can even win?

La Rosa’s female boarding school is paradise for young girls…but only if you follow the rules. Because, if you disobey them, you can end up expelled, or even worse, dead in Eros/Psyche #1 (Maria Llovet). Sara and Silje are two students learning the rules of the school, which includes classes by day…and the casting of curses and spells by night.  A love develops between the two, which is tender, but threatens to break under the weight of the dark secret society within La Rosa.

Cover to the book TMNT The Last Ronin Directors Cut #1
Anyone for pizza?

Sabrina saved the day-saved her friends, her family-the whole town of Greendale really, and she should be riding high. But things are never quite that simple. She’s trapped in a love triangle, she’s having trouble balancing the mortal and witch parts of herself, oh yeah, and she’s being blackmailed. As if all that wasn’t enough, while trying to help Radka and Ren with their…supernatural problem, her aunts suddenly starting to look like people she can’t trust. What’s a teen witch to do?! Find out in the collected edition of Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Something Wicked (Kelly Thompson, Veronica & Andy Fish).

Nobody dies. In the town of Stillwater vol. 1 (Chip Zdarsky, Ramon K. Perez), that’s not just a promise. It’s a threat.

Cover to the trade paperback Stillwater vol 1
It’s dead good.

Set in the world of Blizzard’s award-winning video game franchise, in Diablo: Sword of Justice (Aaron Williams, Joseph Lacroix), you can witness the birth of a hero! Jacob has fled from his homeland in the north led by the visions of an ancient prophet. Jacob finds his destiny in the sword of an archangel – Tyrael. But will Jacob be able to claim the sword that could save his people from a deadly plague before he’s brought to “justice”?

When 18-year-old Klaus gets himself kicked out of the Umbrella Academy and his allowance discontinued, he heads to a place where his ghoulish talents will be appreciated–Hollywood. But after a magical high on a stash stolen from a vampire drug lord, Klaus needs help, and doesn’t have his siblings there to save him in You Look Like Death: Tales From The Umbrella Academy (Gerard Way, Shaun Simon, I.N.J. Culbard).

In Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team (Cullen Bunn, Miguel Valderrame) Nadia, an Assistant EMT for a privately owned business known as Trauma Team International, is the sole survivor of a failed rescue mission turned shootout. After she agrees to continue work for an upcoming extraction mission, Nadia discovers that her new extraction subject is Apex-the man who’s responsible for Nadia’s former team members’ deaths. A hundred floors high in a skyscraper filled with members of Apex’s rival gang, Nadia and her team must complete the extraction.

Cover to the graphic novel Fall vol 1
On the road again.

After just losing his wife, one father will have to face a world in freefall; shaken to its core by an economic, social, political and health crisis without precedent in The Fall (Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino). Facing seemingly unreal and very unexpected dangers, he will do whatever it takes to protect his loved ones in a country on the brink of collapse. In this internationally acclaimed series, Jared Muralt not only tells the story of one family struggling to survive, but also questions the very reasons that brought mankind to this apocalypse.

War is over, democracy an illusion, real power now lies not with nation-states but huge corporations engaged in a silent war for global domination. Their number one weapon: highly-skilled, technologically-enhanced operatives trained since childhood to pledge their allegiance to the corporate flag. But what happens when one such operative breaks free of his mental chains and decides to bring the whole system down? Pick up the trade collection of American Ronin (Peter Milligan, Aco, David Lorenzo, Dean White) to find out if one man can make a difference?

Cover to the trade paperback American Ronin vol 1
Cancer man?

When a mysterious asteroid nears Earth, the unexpected happens. A powerful gravitational force from the object causes the sea to roll back hundreds of miles in an unprecedented low tide. As the receding water rushes out, Hannah and other passengers from a doomed cruise ship find themselves stranded in an alien landscape once hidden under the waves in Riptide (Scott Chitwood, Danny Luckert).

When a brewing war between Mother Brewster’s clan and Kaiser Fishhelm’s Old Peculiar distillery breaks out, it looks to undermine the stability of the local unions. And the Goon can’t have that, can he? The Goon: Fishy Men, Witchy Women and Bitter Beer (Roger Langridge, Mike Norton) is a calamitous mixture as the Goon and Franky try to keep the Brewer’s Union in line and chaos at bay.

Meet the Haskins, a seemingly normal suburban family, as they prepare for the annual macabre holiday known as Dead Day (Ryan Parrott, Evgeniy Bornyakov) vol. 1 – when the deceased rise from the grave from sunset to sunrise. Some come back to reunite with family and friends, others for one last night of debauchery, still others with only one thing on their decomposing mind: revenge.

Cover to the trade paperback Dead Day vol 1
Guess who’s back, back again?

Desperate for a solution to all their problems, – including but not limited to Deaths ego and unhappy Princesses – Bill and Ted burst in to announce their great idea to revive the band’s fortunes: A world tour to spread the love – and the rock, and the love of the rock – to the world, as Bill and Ted Doomed (Evan Dorkin, Roger Langridge) hits the trade shelves this week.

Comprised entirely of double page spreads split into eighteen panels, with each panel featuring one character’s life, cartoonist Ray Fawkes uses an experimental narrative structure to artfully craft eighteen linear stories into one non-linear masterpiece in One Shot 10th Anniversary Hardcover (Ray Fawkes).

Cover to the OGN Johnny Boo and the Silly Blizzard

In Johnny Boo and the Silly Blizzard (James Kochalka) the beloved Eisner-award-winning series takes a wintry turn as Johnny Boo and Squiggle discover the delights of eating snow-and the importance of staying warm!

Gert and The Sacred Stones (Marco Rocchi, Francesca Carità) is a timely tale of an endless war between humans and nature follows young orphan Gert, whose land is shrouded in a thick fog hiding ferocious, fantastical animals that besiege her village. Gert sets out to make sure no one else suffers what she has as a result of the war, but to do this she’ll have to do what is forbidden of young women like her: become a warrior. Unfazed, Gert sneaks into the initiation test, beginning an adventure that will prove to be about much more than revenge. Gert’s journey will teach her to accept hard truths, rethink the glorification of war and violence, and prove if she can be the unlikely hero to reimagine her people’s future.

Cover to the OGN Gert and the Secret Stones
We’re going on an adventure!


In The Promised Neverland vol. 18 (Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu) Emma and Ray race to the queen’s chamber to stop Norman’s plan, but are they already too late? What has propelled Norman to take such a brutal path, and is it something that will forever change his relationship with his closest friends?

Read the conclusion of Danganronpa Another Episode! Ultra Despair Girls vol. 3 (Hajime Touya)! Not only must Komaru defeat the remaining children of the Warriors of Hope, but also the last-ditch weapon of the adults . . . the massive Big Bang Monokuma! Does a horribly ordinary high school girl have what it takes to stop this mutually assured destruction between two generations . . . ?

The final match of the Ranked Battle Cup begins! Find out what happens when Team Blueperor steps inside the arena against their greatest opponents, the fierce X-Blood in Splatoon Manga vol. 11 (Sankichi Hinodeya).

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