New Comic Book Day including Catwoman

It’s Independence Day in the US of A and new comic book day everywhere else so here are Geeky Brummie’s picks for the comics available from your local comic book store including the first issue of DC’s Catwoman.


Title: Catwoman

Publisher: DC

Issue No.: 1

Creative Team: Joëlle Jones. Cover by Joëlle Jones. Variant Cover by Stanley Lau.

Following on from the other big wedding in comics this year is this new book from DC. Written and illustrated by Eisner Award-nominee Joëlle Jones this all-new monthly series puts Catwoman back on the streets. Featuring the debut of an all-new villain determined to make trouble for all nine of Selina’s lives.


Title: Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark

Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

Issue No.: 1

Creative Team: David Avallone and Dave Acosta. Cover by Joseph Michael. Variant Covers by J.Bone, Kyle Strahm, Craig Cermak, Robert Hack and Francesco Francavilla.

I first discovered Elvira, played by actress-writer Cassandra Peterson, in the late 80’s probably thanks to Jonathan Ross and I’ve loved her ever since. Elvira’s reign as ‘Queen of Halloween’ has now spanned thirty-five years and includes two television series, two feature films (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and Elvira’s Haunted Hills), an IMAX movie, two motion control rides and a pinball machine. In this first issue of a four-issue miniseries, The Mistress of the Dark has become unstuck in time! Elvira crashes Mary Shelley’s monster weekend, beginning an epic journey through horror history, stalked by the most terrifying nightmare to ever walk the Earth.


Title: Batman

Publisher: DC

Issue No.: 50

Creative Team: Tom King and Mikel Janin with David Finch,Joëlle Jones, Mitch Gerads, Rafael Albuquerque, Andy Kubert,  Becky Cloonan, Ty Templeton, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Frank Miller, Lee Bermejo and Neal Adams. Cover by Mikel Janin. Variant Covers By Olivier Coipel, Jim Lee and Scott Williams.

It’s the other major comics wedding of the year but will this one end how we expect? The Batrimony is real as Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle are set to tie the knot in a can’t-miss, extra-length milestone issue that will reshape Gotham City. All this plus an all-star lineup of guest classic Bat-artists creating a series of pre-wedding flashback scenes sure to set the romantic mood.


Title: Star Wars

Publisher: Marvel

Issue No.: 50

Creative Team: Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca. Cover by Mike Mayhew. Variant Covers By Phil Noto, David Marques, Terry Dodson, Rod Reis and John Tyler Christopher.

Marvel have been putting out some great Star Wars books and this title reaches it’s 50th issue with a bang when Hope Dies. The rebel fleet is completed. It’s magnificent, beautiful and secret. But no secret is kept for long from Darth Vader. The most epic story yet done in a Star Wars comic begins here. Prepare to witness the Empire truly strike back.


Title: The Immortal Hulk

Publisher: Marvel

Issue No.: 2

Creative Team: Al Ewing and Joe Bennett. Cover by Alex Ross. Variant Cover By Gerardo Zaffino.

Al Ewing is one of my favourite writers in comics right now and he continue that with his incredible take on one of Marvel’s flagship characters. And it all starts with a random small-town tragedy. A mystery illness that spreads with grief. A green glow on a lonely mountain. Three puzzle pieces that fit together to make a nightmare. And the only mind on Earth than can connect them up…belongs to the Immortal Hulk. Jump onboard what is sure to be remembered as one of the greatest run of Hulk comics ever!


Title: The Astonishing X-Men

Publisher: Marvel

Issue No.: 13

Creative Team: Matthew Rosenberg and Greg Land. Cover by Greg Land. Variant Covers By Rob Liefeld and Mike Deodato Jr.

And speaking of great writers, Matthew Rosenberg is fast becoming the best X-Men writer since Claremont. Now he is bringing the Reavers back and is making Havok great again. It’s an all-new, all-different kind of X-Men story and just #WhoIsTheSixthXMan? It’s a great time to be an X-Men fan again.

We also recommend the following Trade Paperback released today –


Title: Fear Agent – Final Edition Vol.2

Publisher: Image

Creative Team: Rick Remender and Kieron Dwyer, Jerome Opena with Tong Moore. Cover By Tony Moore.

The second collection of the modern pulp sci-fi classic shines a light on the history of Heath Huston, and how the Fear Agents were born from the courage and conviction of desperate humans, whose planet was being torn apart by two warring, apocalyptic alien races. Dive into the past and discover how Heath became the hard-drinking, straight-shooting, destitute hero we know and love him as. Collecting Fear Agent #12-21.


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