New Comic Book Day including West Coast Avengers

It’s Wednesday so that must mean it’s new comic book day so here are Geeky Brummie’s picks for the comics available from your local comic book store including the West Coast Avengers, Doctor Aphra and Snagglepuss.


Title: West Coast Avengers

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Issue No.: 1

Creative Team: Kelly Thompson and Stefano Caselli. Cover by Stefano Caselli. Variant Covers by Mike McKone, Paul Renaud and Terry Dodson.

Kelly Thompson is one writer to look out for. Having produced some great work for IDW, Dark Horse and Boom! Studios she is now writing two of the new Marvel titles I’m most looking forward to. In a while she’ll be taking over Jessica Jones but this week she is launching the new West Coast Avengers. With a great looking team this is likely to be a very fun book.

From the Publisher:


HAWKEYE (KATE BISHOP). HAWKEYE (CLINT BARTON). A guy named FUSE. Never have they ever been called “the big three” of…anything. And now here they are, reunited for, okay, well, it’s only the second time ever. Thank god they also brought AMERICA CHAVEZ, GWENPOOL and KID OMEGA. Wait. What? That’s right, it’s the new West Coast Avengers, son. And you better hope they can figure out how to save the world because BIG things are headed for the West Coast. “


Title: Star Wars: Doctor Aphra

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Issue No.: 23

Creative Team: Simon Spurrier and Kev Walker. Cover by Ashley Witter. Variant Cover by Rod Reis.

Kev Walker is doing art on Doctor Aphra again. What other reason do I need to pick this up.

From the Publisher:


For unscrupulous inmate DOCTOR APHRA, accompanied by former flame SANA STARROS and current flame INSPECTOR TOLVAN…

(NB: Awkward.)

…chances to escape are dwindling fast. Good thing Aphra’s not distracted by an expensive relic, right?

Oh, dear.


Title: Hunt For Wolverine: Mystery In Madripoor

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Issue No.: 4

Creative Team: Jim Zub and Thony Silas. Cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli. Variant Cover by Chris Bachalo.

We all knew Wolverine would be back but what makes this issue interesting is the changes ahead for one of Britain’s superheroes. Fans of Captain Britain and his family should definitely pick up this issue.

From the Publisher:


Past and present clash in final battle on an island of secrets and sin! What darkness lies within Sapphire Styx?

Can a ghost from the past save Psylocke from oblivion?


Title: Planet of the Apes Visionaries

Publisher: BOOM! Studios

Issue No.: TPB

Creative Team: Rod Serling, Dana Gould, Chad Lewis and Darrin Moore . Cover by Paolo Rivera.

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Planet of the Apes with this adaption of Rod Serlings original vision.

From the Publisher:

“Experience the Planet of the Apes as it was first envisioned by Rod Serling. Based on the original script by Rod Serling and adapted by comedian and screenwriter Dana Gould (The Simpsons, Stan Against Evil), this graphic novel presents an alternate vision of the classic film.

Taylor is Thomas, and Ape City isn’t a crude, primitive grouping of huts, it’s a bustling and urbane metropolis filled with cars and skyscrapers and a vibrant ape culture. Apes wear modern clothes and drive modern cars, they have talk shows and nightclubs and alcohol. How does a human fit into this world, and what will his presence mean to how Apes.and humans.view themselves.

* Based on the original, never-before-realized Rod Serling screenplay! “


Title: Sullivan’s Sluggers

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Issue No.: TPB

Creative Team: Mark Andrew Smith and James Stokoe. Cover by James Stokoe.

James Stokoe can draw. Mark Andrew Smith can write. Put them together and this is what happens.

From the Publisher:

“Eisner and Harvey Award-winning writer Mark Andrew Smith joins forces with Eisner-nominated Orc Stain creator James Stokoe for a graphic novel packed with shocks, gore, and screamingly outrageous humor, when America’s Favorite Pastime becomes one baseball team’s ultimate nightmare as they fight for their lives against a town of flesh-eating monsters!

* Featuring a bonus section with concept art, pinups by multiple artists, and more. “


Title: Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles

Publisher: DC Comics

Issue No.: TPB

Creative Team: Mark Russell, Brandee Stilwell, Mike Feehan, Jose Marzan, Mark Morales, Sean Parsons and Howard Porter. Cover by Ben Caldwell.

Mark Russell is a writer you should be following. His work on The Flintstones was outstanding and this allegory of 50s America is sublime. Pick it up today.

From The Publisher:

“It’s 1953. While the United States is locked in a nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union, the gay Southern playwright known as Snagglepuss is the toast of Broadway. But success has made him a target. As he plans for his next hit play, Snagglepuss becomes the focus of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. And when powerful forces align to purge show business of its most subversive voices, no one is safe!

Collects the six-issue miniseries, plus the backup story from the SUICIDE SQUAD/BANANA SPLITS SPECIAL #1. “


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