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New Comic Book Day: This Week’s Must-Have Indie New Releases (11/23)

It’s New Comic Book Day this Wednesday (no surprise)! PopCultHQ has compiled a list of new releases from indie publishers that we think are must reads and ones to watch. Check out our top picks, read up on each one’s synopsis, and then check them out this coming Wednesday!

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451 MEDIA GROUP

nvrlnd-4Nvrlnd #4

Writer: Dylan Mulick & Stephanie Salyers
Art: Leila Leiz
Cover: Leila Leiz

Cover Price: $3.99

What’s the difference between falling and flying? Can you really get so high you never land? The introductory volume of 451’s critically acclaimed neo-noir fairy tale comes to a close as a showdown on the east side of Los Angeles ignites. In one corner you have Hook and his deranged, drug-riddled posse of Pirates looking to cash in on the corruption of Hollywood High’s students, in the other you have The Savages willing to do anything to defend Tiger Lily and her family. Smack dab in the middle is Wendy Moria Angela Darling. Will Peter arrive in time to save the love of his life? Find out in the shocking conclusion. To die would be an awfully big adventure?

Read PopCultHQ’s review of NVRLND #4!


ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT

athenaAthena Voltaire and The Volcano Goddess #1

Writer: Steve Bryant
Art: Steve Bryant
Cover:Steve Bryant

Cover Price: $3.99

The fan-favorite pulp heroine returns in an all-new miniseries written and drawn by Eisner and Manning Award-nominated creator Steve Bryant. When her father gains possession of a legendary necklace, Athena Voltaire must save him from both strange assassins and the Nazis, who want the power the artifact could unlock! Variant cover by comics legend Michael (MADMAN) Allred!

Check out PopCultHQ’s preview of Athena Voltaire and the Volcano Goddess!


AFTERSHOCK COMICS

bekBlack Eyed Kids #8

Writer: Joe Pruett
Art: Szymon Kudranski
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
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Cover Price:
$3.99
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The Black-Eyed Kids have murdered his ex-wife, put his only daughter into a comma, and stolen his only son and made him one of their own. Jim Loudin has had enough! Pay back is HELL!


IDW PUBLISHING

romRom #5

Writer: Chris Ryall
Art: David Messina
Cover: Bob Layton

Cover Price: $3.99

The Revolution is ended. Rom is more alone than ever in his fight against the Dire Wraiths? Or is he? Introducing two armored faces very familiar to Rom? but whose side are they on? Post-REVOLUTION! Introducing? two new Space Knights!

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weWynonna Earp Legends Doc Holliday #1

Writer: Beau Smith
Art: Chris Evenhuis
Cover: Chris Evenhuis

Cover Price: $3.99

Wynonna Earp and Doc Holliday have faced off against demons and Revenants, but nothing can prepare them to square off against the infamous Pinkertons. When Doc catches wind of an abandoned stash of gold from a train robbery, he and Wynonna race to track it down before Pinkerton agents get their hands on it. Beau Smith and Tim Rozon, Wynonna Earp’s Doc Holliday himself, bring fans a tale of unlikely team ups, thrilling shootouts, and the occasional make-out session in Wynonna Earp Legends: Doc Holliday!


IMAGE COMICS

adA.D. After Death #1

Writer: Scott Snyder
Art: Jeff Lemire
Cover: Jeff Lemire

Cover Price: $5.99

SERIES PREMIERE What if we found a cure for death? Two of comics’ most acclaimed creators, SCOTT SNYDER (WYTCHES, Batman, American Vampire) and JEFF LEMIRE (DESCENDER, Moon Knight, Sweet Tooth) unite to create a three-part epic like no other, set in a future where a genetic cure for death has been found. Years after the discovery, one man starts to question everything, leading him on a mind-bending journey that will bring him face-to-face with his past and his own mortality. A unique combination of comics, prose, and illustration, A.D.: AFTER DEATH will be serialized monthly as three oversized prestige format books written by SNYDER and fully painted by LEMIRE.


bmmBlack Monday Murders #4

Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Art: Tomm Coker
Cover: Tomm Coker
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Cover Price:
$4.99

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‘BURY YOUR FAMILY, BURN YOUR ENEMIES’-Been waiting to find out just how deep the rabbit hole goes? Join us for a Rothschild funeral as the heads of the world’s secret houses of money attend. END OF ARC ONE.


lofLake Of Fire #4

Writer: Nathan Fairbairn
Art: Matt Smith
Cover: Nathan Fairbairn
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Cover Price:
$3.99

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The crusaders take the battle to the alien demons and bring war to Hell itself in this, the terrifying and action-packed penultimate chapter of LAKE OF FIRE.


TITAN COMICS

maskedMasked #1

Writer: Serge Lehman
Art: Stephane Crety
Cover: John McCrea

Cover Price: $3.99

Frank Braffort has returned from war suffering from PTSD, but he is thrown headfirst into a terrifying new reality where phenomena, called Anomalies, appear out of nowhere. Facing this mysterious and lethal enemy, Braffort is called on to go into battle once again for the safety of the city!


VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

busaBloodshot U.S.A. #2

Writer: Jeff Lemire
Art: Doug Braithwaite
Cover: Doug Braithwaite

Cover Price: $3.99

There are more than eight million people in New York City. And every single one of them just became Bloodshot. With the flip of a switch, Project Rising Spirit has just infected every man, woman, and child in New York City with a designer ‘nanite virus,’ instantly transforming them into hard-coded killing machines. Now, block by block, the citizens of America’s greatest metropolis are falling prey to their own destructive urges?and Bloodshot is the only soldier tough enough to go head-to-head with the entire Big Apple gone bad! With the humanity of an entire city on the line, Bloodshot is waging a one-man assault on Manhattan to root out the source of this machine-made infection before it hits the heartland? but will bullets and brute force be enough to stop the spread of a pandemic deadlier than anything in human history?

Check out PopCultHQ’s preview of Bloodshot U.S.A. #2!


ninjak21Ninjak #21

Writer: Matt Kindt
Art: Khari Evans
Cover: Mike Choi

Cover Price: $3.99

To the death with Dr. Silk! Far in the future, it’s a race against the clock as two longtime allies – Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior – reteam to prevent Dr. Silk from conquering the secrets of life, death, and everything that lies in-between! But will their united might be enough to stop the lethal combination of Silk’s technical prowess and criminal psychopathy? Meanwhile, in the present, the Deadside cancer consuming Colin King presents more visions of the dark future yet to come? Will his battle across two timelines soon come full circle?

Check out PopCultHQ’s preview of Ninjak #21!


ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

gft-genesisGFT Genesis Heroes Rising #1

Writer: Patrick Shand
Cover: Mike Krome
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Cover Price:
$4.99

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The greatest heroes in the Grimm Universe are rising to defend us from the forces of evil. Filled with 5 action packed, one-shot, feature stories on the most popular Zenescope characters. 32 pages of story with no ads!

Jason Bennett
Jason Bennett is PopCultHQ's senior editor, a contributing writer, and comic book reviewer/reporter. He is a big lover of coffee, cats, cooking and comics (plus all things Green Lantern). He is a strong supporter of indie comics, creators, and publishers and Chris Hardwick is his spirit animal (we don't know how to respond to that). Follow Jason on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TahoeJBennett
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