Monday, July 11, 2011

New beginnings in comics on Wednesday, July 13

X-Men: Schism #1 (written by Jason Aarron and art by Carlos Pacheco), the most important X-Men event of the decade, releases Wednesday and aims to set the stage for X-books in the coming years. With their decreased population, times have never been more uncertain and dangerous for mutants than they are now. Humanity, despite the X-Men's best effort, still refuses to trust the mutant race, and anti-mutant fear and hatred only grows after a mutant-triggered international incident occurs. However, when mutant kind needs them the most, a split begins to form between two factions within the X-Men, threatening to destroy their entire foundation. Schism is the perfect starting place for new readers wanting to take a step into the X-Men universe. Each issue in this five part story will feature Jason Aarron teaming up with some of the industry's top artists.

Written by Ed Brubaker with art by Steve McNiven, Captain America #1 spins out of the shocking events in Fear Itself. After the lose of Bucky Barnes, a nation is left without a Captain America, so Steve Rogers must take up the mantle once again to lead the good fight. During the funeral of his friend, successor, and sidekick, a mysterious figure from Captain America's past returns with murder on his agenda. This return also uncovers shocking secrets from Roger's past and threatens to affect everyone he loves. Brubaker aims to give new and old readers alike one of the best Captain America stories to date.

Ultimate Comics: Fallout #1, by Brian Bendis and art by Mark Bagley and others, finds everyone in shock after the death of Peter Parker, Spider-Man. Fallout sets the stage for Marvel's three new core Ultimate titles: Spider-Man, Ultimates, and X-Men. The new standard for the Marvel Ultimate Universe begins here! Also this week, keep an eye on the shelves for Ultimate Comics: Avengers vs New Ultimates #6.

Ghost Rider #1 roars onto shelves this week by the writer/artist team of Rob Williams and Matthew Clark. Johnny Blaze was given the chance to be rid of his curse, and he took it. However, the new host of the Ghost Rider is here and wants to cleanse the earth of its filth. Blaze has no idea what he has released upon the world! For those following Fear Itself, this issue is a tie-in.

Don't worry, DC has some books coming out this week too! Flashpoint: Citizen Cold #2; Deathstroke, The Curse of Ravager #2; Emperor Aquaman #2; and Frankenstein, Creatures of the Unknown #2 are out, and the sold out Flashpoint: Batman, Knight of Vengeance #1 returns with a second printing.

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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