Rejoice, loyal Starburst readers, for New Comic Book Day is upon us once more, but you better start scouring the couch cushions for loose change because there are a slew of essential titles coming out this week. From 20th century American icons to an ancient Hindu deity, this week’s new releases bring you the very best in the Big 2 and creator-owned work.
Story by: Jonathan Hickman / Art by: Jerome Opena
From Marvel: The greatest heroes in comics together on one unbeatable team! Now shipping twice a month, the Avengers “go large,” expanding their roster and their sphere of influence to a global and even interplanetary level. When Captain America puts out his call - who will answer? Big threats, big ideas, big idealism - these are the Avengers NOW!
Story by: Matt Fraction / Art by: Javier Pulido
From Marvel: THE TAPE CONCLUDES! Someone has a deadly secret will change the course of Hawkeye’s relationship with the Avengers.
Amazing Spider-Man #699
Story by: Dan Slott / Art by: Humberto Ramos
From Marvel: This is the MUST READ issue that turns over all the cards and reveals secrets that have been set as far back as ENDS OF THE EARTH, SPIDER-ISLAND, and 99 issues ago in ASM #600! Doctor Octopus has hours left to live. He knows Peter Parker’s secret. He has no master plan—all he wants is vengeance. Which members of Spider-Man’s rogues gallery will heed Ock’s call to arms? Special appearances by the Lizard, the Spider-Slayer, Morbius the Living Vampire, and some surprising Spidey Foes!
Story by: Daniel Way / Art by: Steve Dillon
From Marvel: Red Hulk, Venom, Elektra, Deadpool, the Punisher. Forget the courts, the jails, the system — this team of Thunderbolts fights fire with fire, targeting the most dangerous and lethal players in the Marvel Universe with extreme prejudice. Led by General “Thunderbolt” Ross, AKA the Red Hulk, this hand-picked team of like-minded operatives is going to make the world a better place… by all means necessary.
Action Comics #15
Story by: Grant Morrison / Art by: Brad Walker, Rags Morales, Andrew Hennessy, Mark Propst
From DC Comics: Superman is on trial for his life – and the jury is the Anti-Superman Army! It’s the ultimate villains springing the ultimate trap at the end of time itself! And the mystery that has built since issue #1 is resolved as the Little Man’s true identity is revealed – with grave consequences! Plus, in the backup feature: A crucial piece of information is revealed!
Before Watchmen: Minutemen #5
Story and Art by: Darwyn Cooke
From DC Comics: “Why is mommy crying, Uncle Hollis? And don’t miss the latest chapter of the “Crimson Corsair” backup feature from writer/artist JOHN HIGGINS!
Hellboy in Hell #1
Story and Art by: Mike Mignola
From Dark Horse Comics: After saving the world in The Storm and The Fury, but sacrificing himself and Great Britain, Hellboy is dead, cast into Hell, where he finds many familiar faces, and a throne that awaits him. Mike Mignola returns to draw Hellboy's ongoing story for the first time since Conqueror Worm. It's a story only Mignola could tell, as more of Hellboy's secrets are at last revealed, in the most bizarre depiction of Hell you've ever seen.
Legend of Luther Strode #1
Story by: Justin Jordan / Art by: Tradd Moore
From Image Comics: Luther Strode lives. Five years after losing everything, Luther has become more than a nightmare for the evil men in his city... he has become a legend. But somebody is hunting the bogeyman, and he has dangerous allies that Luther will never expect. Luther Strode lives; but for how long?
Cyber Force #2
Story by: Marc Silvestri & Matt Merhoff / Art by: Khoi Pham & Sunny Gho
From Image Comics: For the first time in history, mankind is outpacing evolution. It takes nature thousands of years to adapt to changes and the things humanity has accomplished technologically in just the past 100 years has thrown its ability to evolve, and in turn survive, completely out of whack. In other words, a world full of wonders and conveniences is being created that none will hope to survive. This dilemma is at the heart of what CYBER FORCE is all about. The massive corporation CDI continues to engineer technologically enhanced humans. Cyber Force, terrorists or resistance fighters depending on your point of view, try and regroup and reveal the conspiracy that is behind the heart of CDI and its mission. Aphrodite V and Stryker make their debut!
Krishna: A Journey Within
Story and Art by: Abhishek Singh
From Image Comics: A searing, human portrayal of Krishna, the god of all gods awaits you in A JOURNEY WITHIN. Journey along through his pastimes that have swayed the ages. The final confrontation between the fire of man's consuming greed to conquer all, and the supreme power of the Divine Spirit.