What do you like from the independents or “indies”, aka non-big two, for May 2017?
Top 5 Indie May 2017 Comic Book Solicitations Spoilers follow covering Image Comics, Valiant Entertainment, AfterShock, Dynamite & IDW!
Image Comics’ Youngblood #1
Story: Chad Bowers
Art / Cover: Jim Towe
Variant Cover: CHRIS DAUGHTRY, David Finch, Rob Liefeld
May 03 / 32 pages / FC / T+ / $3.99
“YOUNGBLOOD REBORN,” Part One DEBUT ANNIVERSARY ISSUE! 25 years ago, YOUNGBLOOD launched the Image Revolution and turned the comics world on its head! Now the original blockbuster hit series returns with an all-new cast and a brand-new mission! When a young hero goes missing, his friend’s search for answers leads to some unexpected allies. Together, they’ll do whatever it takes to find him…even if it means resurrecting the world’s most infamous super-team. Gear up, strap in, and get ready to rediscover comics’ most extreme universe with creators CHAD BOWERS (X-Men ‘92, Deadpool: Bad Blood) and newcomer JIM TOWE!
Valiant Comics’ Eternal Warrior: Awakening #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover B by ROBERT GILL
Variant Cover by MARC LAMING
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available
It is a time before civilization…
On the brink of carving out victory in the most violent battle of his life, Gilad Anni-Padda suffers a devastating injury. He awakens weeks later in a strange land, nursed back to health but with no memory of his past. A tribe has shown him compassion in an age of cruelty, and he will return their gift in kind. Now the real violence will begin…
New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps.) and acclaimed artist Renato Guedes (Bloodshot Reborn) lead a celebration of the Eternal Warrior’s 25th anniversary here with the second of four standalone specials honoring the most famous Valiant tales ever told!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale MAY 10
AfterShock Comics’ Rough Riders: Riders On The Storm #3
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color
writer: Adam Glass
artist: Patrick Olliffe
color: Gabe Eltaeb
letterer: Sal Cipriano
cover: Pat Olliffe w/ Gabe Eltaeb
“HEAD ‘EM UP, MOVE ‘EM OUT!”
In the wake of President McKinley’s death, Teddy Roosevelt’s suspicions about a LARGER CONSPIRACY have all but been confirmed. But before being sworn into office as the new President, Teddy vows to bring down those responsible for this national tragedy—no matter the cost. It’s up to Teddy and his ROUGH RIDERS to investigate just how far this Anarchist web reaches. However, as our heroes grow closer to discovering who’s behind this mystery, they find themselves questioning everything they’ve ever believed.
Created and written by Adam Glass (executive producer of Supernatural & writer of Suicide Squad) with cover by Pat Olliffe (Untold Tales of Spider-Man).
Dynamite Comics’ Wonder Woman ’77 Meets Bionic Woman #6 (of 6)
Cover A: Cat Staggs Cover B: Nicola Scott Writer: Andy Mangels Art: Judit Tondora
The two most powerful women on television are here to fight the forces of evil! The battle for Paradise Island and the fate of the free world ends in this issue, with surprises galore. Now Wonder Woman and the Bionic Woman — along with their allies and Max the Bionic Dog — face down the evil cabal of villains known as CASTRA on two battlefronts. Explosions, swords and armor, reformation, a literal cliff-hanger, and an army of Amazons versus an army of Fembots…it all ends here! No stuntwomen needed as the best-selling team-up fans demanded wraps up with a thrilling finale, written by best-selling author ANDY MANGELS (Star Trek & Star Wars) and illustrated by JUDIT TONDORA (Grimm Fairy Tales).
IDW Publishing’s Star Trek: TNG: Mirror Broken #1 (of 6) — SPOTLIGHT
Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • J.K. Woodward (a & c)
The Star Trek mini-series event of the year kicks off! Captain Jean-Luc Picard will stop at nothing to get his hands on the Empire’s newest warship, the ISS Enterprise, be it lies, deception…or murder. With enemies and allies around every corner, Picard’s quest to help the Enterprise and restore the Empire to glory will not be an easy one. Good thing he has a crew onboard who will also stop at nothing to ensure total victory — at any cost.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
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