Monday, May 16, 2011

Awesome new comics this Wednesday, May 18!

Explore Gotham City's history in this week's Batman: Gates of Gotham #1 by writers Scott Snyder and Kyle Higgins and artist Trevor McCarthy. Batman is forming a team with some of the greatest detectives, such as Red Robin, Owlman, I-Ching, and others, to help explore a mystery older than Gotham itself. As the mystery grows, the team finds itself exploring different eras in Gotham's history and some of the most well known families in the city. This series will also delve further into some of the mysterious story elements from Grant Morrison's Batman: Return of Bruce Wayne. That's not all of the Bat books this week! Batman and Robin #23 features the return of Jason Todd as the Red Hood, and Batman #710 brings back another of Batman's infamous villains, Two-Face!

Acclaimed writer Chris Yost and artists Paco Medina and Dalibor Talajic kick off the next big X-Men story arc in X-Men Giant-Size #1! 'From First to Last' is the initial chapter of 'X-Men: First to Last' and finds the X-Men up against one of their greatest foes from the past that you have never seen before! Years ago, something so horrible happened to the original X-Men (Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel, Iceman, and Professor X) that they have locked the memory away, but it all comes back with the introduction of the Evolutionaries! Mutantkind's history is about to be rewritten. And don't miss X-Men: Prelude to Schism #2 on the shelves this week.

Dave Stevens introduced The Rocketeer to the world almost thirty years ago to instant acclaim. This week, the legacy of the beloved character is celebrated with the release of IDW's Rocketeer Adventures #1! This miniseries was created with the help of the Stevens family and some of the finest creators in comics. The first issue features an amazing cover by Alex Ross and contains stories by John Cassaday, Mike Allred, Kurt Busiek, and Michael Kaluta. There are also several wonderful pin-ups by Mike Mignola and Jim Silke inside. Fan's of Stevens' The Rocketeer should not miss this book.

Spinning out of Fear Itself, Alpha Flight #0 Point One, written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with art by Ben Oliver, reintroduces the original team in this incredible stand alone issue for new and returning readers alike. This issue explores the heroes making up the team and how they became the super team they are today. The group will also face their greatest fear: their own country turning on them! Avengers #13 and Herc #3 are also out this week and are tie-ins to Fear Itself!

These books, and many more, will be available as soon as we open the doors on Wednesday, so come on by! (And if you want to get an idea what else you can expect, check out the covers below!)

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