What To Look Forward To – 03/09/16 – Featuring The Haunted Mansion #1, Adventure Time #50, Action & Detective Comics #50, A Stack Of New TPBs & HCs Plus Much More!

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Here is a quick look at some highlights on the shelves this week. I’ve also included a list of Trade Paperbacks and Hard Cover Editions if you’re looking for some extra stories. A few DC titles hit #50 this week, meaning “Rebirth” is just around the corner, plus a gaggle of new TPBs and HCs, so without further ado let’s dive in…

New This Week:

The Haunted Mansion 1The Haunted Mansion #1 – The famed Disneyland attraction comes to life (or so to speak) in this new series from Marvel! The Haunted Mansion always has room for one more ghost, so come on in, take off your skin, and rattle around in your bones! Featuring acclaimed creators Joshua Willliamson and Jorge Coelho!

Adventure Time #50 – Not only is this a landmark issue #50, but also the series’ fourth anniversary! Celebrate with multiple variant covers and a stand-alone story, a great jump-on point for new readers!

Mars Attacks: Occupation #1 – From John Layman and Andy Kuhn, the Martians successfully invaded, now see life when they live among us! But not all are so happy with our new neighbors/occupiers.

Mockingbird 1Mockingbird #1 – Marvel’s fan-favorite launches her own series from best-selling author Chelsea Cain!

Detective Comics & Action Comics #50 – DC’s longest running titles hit the landmark issue #50 this, but if you haven’t heard, they will be the only series returning to original pre-New 52 numbering once “Rebirth” hits. Back on the road to #1000!

A few other issues to look forward to:

Batman and Robin Eternal #23, Catwoman #50, Descender #11, Gotham Academy #16, Limbo #5, Shutter #19, Vision #5.

Collected Editions:

(all new this week!)

Azrael Fallen Angel TPBBatman: Contagion TPB – I had only a handful of the individual issues from this event some time ago, but was never able to find the rest. I’m glad DC has been bringing back old stories in new TPB and HC editions over the last year or so, more please!


Azrael Vol. 1 Fallen Angel TPB – Before Joe Quesada became a household name, he co-created ‘Azrael’ along with comics-legend writer Denny O’Neil in the early 90’s! From the pages of Batman, this series is a must-read for any Batfan and seeker of justice.

Batman & Robin Eternal Vol. 1 TPB

Mercury Heat Vol 1Mercury Heat Vol. 1 TPB – A series from fan-favorite Kieron Gillen that seems to get a little less attention than it deserves. Highly recommended for sci-fi fans who don’t mind a little gore.String Divers TPB

March Oversized HC Book One

Tokyo Ghost Vol. 1 Atomic Garden TPB – Another hit series from Image and creators Rick Remender (Black Science, Deadly Class) and Sean Gordon Murphy (Chrononauts, Punk Rock Jesus)!

Thors TPB

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That’s it for now, happy reading everyone! See you next week.


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