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Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Superheroes

There's a healthy amount of new superhero titles on the way that look pretty interesting, so let's see if we can catch up on some of this queue we're building.


You'll see that I'll try to include a little order code with most items (ex:FEB211476). Show some love to your retailer and use those codes when you can, it saves a lot of time on the data entry end of things.

VIGILANT TP

(W) Simon Furman, Simon Coleby, Dani (A) Henrik Sahlstrom, Warwick Fraser-Combe, Staz Johnson


Lost in the mists of time, home-grown British super-heroes once entertained and enthralled millions of kids... Now, the likes of Adam Eterno, Blake Edmonds, Thunderbolt the Avenger, and The Leopard from Lime Street are back for a new generation of readers.

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Why this caught my eye:

I always like to see what Furman is doing these days as I'm a fan of his older Transformers work, plus this is sort of giving off the same vibe as The Twelve.

WAY OF X #1

(W) Si Spurrier (A) Bob Quinn (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli


THE WAY TO THE FUTURE OF X!


Mutantkind has built a new Eden... but there are serpents in this garden. Some mutants struggle to fit in. Some mutants turn to violence and death. And the children whisper of the Patchwork Man, singing in their hearts...Only one mutant senses the looming shadows. Snared by questions of death, law and love, only NIGHTCRAWLER can fight for the soul of Krakoa. Only he - and the curious crew he assembles - can help mutants defeat their inner-darkness and find a new way to live. The WAY OF X.


SI SPURRIER (X-MEN LEGACY) and BOB QUINN (CAPTAIN AMERICA) push the frontiers of Krakoa in this unmissable entry into the bold new REIGN OF X. FEB210518


Why this caught my eye:

I really like Hickman's use of Nightcrawler in the House of X stuff, and I love me some Spurrier, so this just sounds like it will be interesting. Plus just wanted to highlight for all the Nightcrawler fans.

BATMAN: THE DETECTIVE #1

written by TOM TAYLOR

art and cover by ANDY KUBERT

card stock variant cover by ANDY KUBERT

1:25 card stock variant cover by RICCARDO FEDERICI

blank card stock variant cover

ON SALE 4/13/21


An epic tale begins that will take Batman on a harrowing, action-packed European adventure in a new miniseries by superstar creators Tom Taylor and Andy Kubert!


A horrific tragedy in the United Kingdom sends a very personal and deadly message to the Dark Knight—one that will draw Batman out of Gotham City to investigate! From the moment he lands in Europe, Batman will face a difficult investigation and unheard-of adversaries and find the assistance of a partner once more—all in the hunt for the villain known as Equilibrium!


New villains! New allies! A thrilling overseas adventure begins for the Dark Knight, starting with an extra-sized 26-page debut story!


Why this caught my eye:

The title has changed so don't get confused by the image, but Tom Taylor has been killing it over at DC and it's nice to see Andy Kubert back on Batman.

VILLAINOUS TP

(W) Stonie Williams (A/CA) Jeferson Sadzinski


Tilly, one of the newest super-powered humans to join the Coalition of Heroes, is doing her best to navigate the dizzying world of super-heroes. Working with her idols should be a dream come true, but when she learns the truth, Tilly's dream quickly becomes a nightmare. Now, Tilly has to make a choice - Get in line and stand with her heroes, or take a stand and risk becoming something more... Villainous. Collects issues #1-5.

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Why this caught my eye:

The concept sounds interesting and Sadzinski's art looks like fun.

WHITE #1

(W) Kwanza Osajyefo (A) Jamal Igle (CA) Khary Randolph


The team that asked, "What if only Black people had superpowers?" is back with the sequel to the critically acclaimed series, BLACK. It's been three years since the world learned only Black people have superhuman abilities, and the United States has responded by electing Theodore Mann to the presidency. The only person standing in the way of his policies to control empowered Blacks are Kareem Jenkins and his allies. WHITE comics are limited to 2,500 copies each, grab them before they sell out! FEB211157


Why this caught my eye:

It's been a while since the previous series Black came out so just wanted to highlight this solicitation, plus these will have a pretty limited run so best to get on board early.

DARKHAWK HEART OF HAWK #1

(W) Danny Fingeroth, More (A) More, Mike Manley (CA) Inhyuk Lee


• Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the '90s hottest hero in three spectacular stories!

• First, an untold story from Darkhawk's early days by creators Danny Fingeroth and Mike Manley!

• Then explore the winged hero's cosmic years by Dan Abnett and Andrea Di Vito.

• Finally, find out what the future holds for Darkhawk by Kyle Higgins and more!

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Why this caught my eye:

I've got a soft spot for Darkhawk, ok? It's nice that they brought back Fingeroth and Manley, and I love Dan Abnett cosmic Marvel stuff.

CHALLENGE OF THE SUPER SONS #1

written by PETER J. TOMASI

art by MAX RAYNOR

cover by JORGE JIMENEZ

variant cover by SIMONE DI MEO

ON SALE 4/13/21


The boys are back! Picking up where the sensational Adventures of the Super Sons left off, the sons of Batman and Superman are back in the spotlight and ready to give evil a good spanking. But are Robin and Superboy in over their heads this time? A mysterious woman from beyond time has appeared to the DCU's favorite sons, and her arrival heralds certain doom (that's a hint, everyone) of things to come! In fact...it seems she's sent the boys on a bogus journey that they've already...returned from? Huh? What did the boys learn when they were whisked away? Why on earth do they have to save the Flash from instant death? Tune in for the first chapter in the most epic odyssey Robin and Superboy have ever been on!


Why this caught my eye:

I love me some Tomasi DC and it's nice to see DC bringing back this pair.

That's it for this batch, we'll check out some LGBTQ+ material next time!

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