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New & Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Indy Superhero

This batch features a Zorro relaunch by Sean Gordon Murphy, Rick Remender and Andy Samberg's new bowling ball vigilante, the return of the Justice Ducks, Spawn hitting the 350 issue mark, and the newest project from Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist Matt Lesniewski.



(W) Sean Gordon Murphy (A/CA) Sean Gordon Murphy

Superstar artist Sean Gordon Murphy delivers the main cover for his fresh take on the iconic masked vigilante, Zorro.

Don Quixote meets Narcos in Sean Gordon Murphy's Zorro: Man of the Dead. In this modern reimagining, the writer-artist behind DC Comic's Batman: White Knight, delivers a fresh take on the legendary swashbuckling hero.

Diego is a young man who is convinced that he's Zorro. As a child, he suffered a psychotic break after witnessing the murder of his parents by the drug cartel in his village. To cope with the trauma, he embraced the 200-year-old legend of Zorro by donning the mask, training with the sword, and declaring war on the Narcos for the sake of his people.


Why this caught my eye:

SGM pretty much gets a free mention whenever he has a new project and everything we've been seeing so far on this makes it look like a lot of fun.



(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Roland Boschi


Everyone was sitting around wondering when comedy legend ANDY SAMBERG (SNL, Palm Springs) would join super-star writer RICK REMENDER (DEADLY CLASS, LOW) and Fall Out Boy's multi-talented JOE TROHMAN to write a comic about a vigilante hero who smashes people's faces with a bowling ball-and everyone's dreams have come true! With art by the fan-favorite ROLAND BOSCHI (THE SCUMBAG, Wolverine)!

To care for his ailing father, pro bowler Levi Coen is forced to quit his dream job and return to his hometown, which he soon discovers has been overrun by Neo-Nazis! With only his bowling ball collection to defend himself, Levi becomes THE HOLY ROLLER, a trick bowling ball-wielding Jewish superhero battling to liberate his home and bowl a perfect game against crime!

Kingpin meets Inglourious Basterds meets Batman (that old chestnut) with equal parts action and humor in this special introductory issue with 42 full pages of story! Two issues for the price of one! Three writers for the price of one! Same great low price! SEP230420

Why this caught my eye:

I mean a book that kills Neo-Nazis with bowling balls is at least worth checking out, ok? Previews here.



(W) Roger Langridge (A) Carlo Lauro (CA) Mirka Andolfo

Darkwing Duck Is Teaming Up - Whether He Likes It or Not!

Foes of evil! Enemies of injustice! To the mighty heroes of the JUSTICE DUCKS, all bad guys are a total bummer and must be taken down - even if said bad-o's are from OUTER SPACE!

In this thrilling maiden issue: Flying saucers descend from the skies, to (maybe) wreak (possible) havoc upon the (mostly) innocent citizens of St. Canard! All that's stopping these aggressive alien agitators is STEGMUTT, GIZMODUCK, NEPTUNIA, MORGANA, and (most important, in his opinion) DARKWING DUCK!

Written by the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning ROGER LANGRIDGE and illustrated by celebrated Darkwing Duck artist CARLO LAURO, this latest chapter in the ongoing saga of St. Canard's web-footed wonders is surely destined for greatness - just like DD himself!


Why this caught my eye:

There are many reasons to buy this, and I will always remind people that Roger Langridge wrote one of the best superhero titles back around 2010. But also Gizmoduck is here and that's really all the reason you need.


SPAWN #350

(W) Todd McFarlane, Rory McConville (A) Carlo Barberi, Brett Booth (CA) Puppeteer Lee

The Throne of Hell has sat vacant and empty since issue #100 of Spawn. After the death of Malebolgia at the hands of Al Simmons, no one has proven themselves worthy enough to claim the power of the Throne for themselves... until now. Spawn #350, a story 32 years in the making, is finally here. Who takes the Throne? Who becomes the supreme ruler of Hell?


Why this caught my eye:

I don't really care about this, but I will say that hitting #350 with no relaunches is a good thing and I understand if people like to check out key issues like this. And you guessed it, there will be variants.



(W) Matt Lesniewski (A/CA) Matt Lesniewski

From the magnificently distorted imagination of Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist Matt Lesniewski (Mind Mgmt Bootleg, Crimson Flower, The Freak) comes a new milestone in comic book storytelling that must be seen to be believed: Faceless & the Family!

On the broken and warped world known as the Hand Planet, the wanderer simply called Faceless ekes out existence on the margins to escape the shame that cost him his name and his identity. Exiled for his crimes, Faceless now calls the wastelands his home-until the good fortune of fate delivers him a mismatched band of fellow travelers who will soon become family . . . if they can survive a suicidal mission into the Hand Planet's class-segregated Finger Cities to restore what lies beneath Faceless's helmet and, with it, his hope in humanity.


Why this caught my eye:

Issue #1 is already out as of Nov 1st, but I just wanted to spotlight this as I really love Lesniewski's artwork.


That's it for this batch, we'll check out some LGBTQ+ titles on the next round!

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