April 2024 Catalog Highlights (For June/July Release)

We went through the 1,000+ February catalog items to pick out the potentially best and brightest comics. Take a look below to see what is on tap:

Tons of cool new stuff this month. Lots of Facsimiles, new first issues, and something completely different. Check them out below:

New Series/ #1’s
Batman Gotham by Gaslight the Kryptonian Age #1 – DC heading back to the Gotham by Gaslight world with this new Elseworld story.

Big Burn #1 – Dstlry – Owen and Carlie are the Bonnie and Clyde of the 21st century – a smooth, slick duo who pull off impossible heists, and have the time of their lives doing it. But when justice finally catches up to them, they think it’s all over. Until the Devil himself offers them a deal – their freedom for their very SOULS. But they soon find that without their souls, their love is missing too. So they set out to recruit a crew of the damned for the ultimate heist: break into Hell and steal their souls back. Joe Henderson (SKYWARD, SHADECRAFT, Netflix’s Lucifer) and Lee Garbett (SKYWARD, LOKI, UNCANNY SPIDER-MAN) invite you on a thrilling journey to a Hell you’ve never seen before. A place perfectly designed to give people hope, so that the devil can torture them with it when he takes it away. Again and again. That’s right, Hell is a CASINO. And even with the greatest team of thieves, the house always wins.

Brzrkr a Faceful of Bullets #1 – When B. finds himself in the middle of a greedy land baron and a runaway daughter, will he play the role of guardian angel, or angel of death? And when she prays for the vengeance she so obsessively clings to, the bloodbath may be more than she bargained for Legendary comics writer Jason Aaron (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Batman Off-World) enters the brutal world of BRZRKR along with acclaimed artist Francesco Manna (Predator: The Last Hunt, Carnage).

Cult of the Lamb #1 – a deviously delightful, heretic-smashing excursion into the sprawling cosmology of the worldwide, BAFTA-nominated video game phenomenon that IGN calls ‘adorably demonic’! In a land pervaded by cruelty and evil, the most innocent among us-young Lamb, the last of their kind-was selected to become a final dark sacrifice. Their death would forever seal the darkest of the Old Gods from our realm and usher in a new age ruled by the four eldritch Bishops of the Old Faith. So Lamb died . . . then forged a deal of their own. At the crossroads of eternity, Lamb was met by the imprisoned deity known as the One Who Waits, who revealed the lies and distortions of the false prophets who rule the world above. And so, Lamb was bequeathed the power and responsibilities of the Red Crown and returned to the land of living with unholy powers to exact vengeance and deliver a new cult unto the earth.

Gatchaman #1 – The triumphant return of Gatchaman, the iconic Japanese animated franchise of a five-member, bird-themed superhero team, known to Western audiences as Battle of the Planets! A mechanical terror has descended upon numerous cities and the world’s greatest scientists are disappearing. Our only hope: Science Ninja Team Gatchaman! As they battle these machinations from the international terrorist organization known as Galactor, their strength, willpower, and even vehicles are pushed to the absolute limit. If they fail who’s waiting in the wings to take their place? The first exciting issue in an ongoing series that expands upon the original anime series!

Guinevere & Divinity Factory #1 – Like Harry Potter, but slutty. A former stripper seeks to become a spell casting witch. She attends a party by the Great Wizard Gatsby who gives her an amulet to see into the spirit world and sends her on a quest to demonstrate her character.

Headsman #1 – How does one invent the perfect execution? Headsman is a graphical and monologic journal of the invention of the perfect execution by Headsman Volt: a superhuman executioner and descendant of the great inventor, Thomas A. Edison.

Hells Half Acre #1 – Life is changing fast in 1904 Nashville, but the sins of the past live free in a place called Hell’s Half Acre-where you can find gambling, sex and most any other debauchery ever dreamed. And none do it better than Miss Marion’s, where a mysterious gambler named Britt sets in motion a chain of events that will have lawmen and outlaws alike aiming to put him six feet under. Will the woman that Britt scorned be his downfall or salvation when Hell comes calling? New York Times-bestselling writer Denton J. Tipton (Cobra Kai, G.I. Joe) teams with Ramon Bunge (Legacy of Mandrake the Magician) for a thrilling Western-noir with a supernatural twist. Each issue features a variant cover by Chris Evenhuis (Wynonna Earp, G.I. Joe)!

High on Life #1 – THE DEBUT COMIC BASED ON THE HIT GAME FROM SQUANCH GAMES! THE BOUNTY HUNTER HAS BECOME THE HUNTED! Though they restored peace to the cosmos by killing Garmantuous, there’s no rest for the Bounty Hunter when a brutal new threat to Humans shoots its way onto the scene. Armed with plucky & determined Harper – and the rest of the Gatlian gang – the series will take them on an explosive, twisting adventure across the cosmos. A story of GUTS, GORE, REDEMPTION, and lost love, this brand-new miniseries will be a rollercoaster romp in the world of the eponymous video game.

Lawful #1 – Magical meets modern in a walled city with strangely familiar architecture, where two small children with a sense of adventure get a grim reminder of reality. Because every mistake one makes in this world will cause them to transform into a monster, bit by bit, and in the eyes of society, there’s no distinction between the rules and what’s right! Imperfection breeds monstrous consequences in this urban fantasy adventure with deep social commentary

My Adventures With Superman #1 – Flying from the screen to the page, it’s Superman! Picking up from the explosive end of season one, Clark’s about to spend Christmas alone in Metropolis. Though he’s feeling a bit down and out, a tip about a monster in the sewers sends Superman, Lois, and Jimmy into action! But what is this monster that can absorb anything it touches, and why is it here in Metropolis? Written by the head writer of My Adventures with Superman, Josie Campbell, and drawn by Pablo M. Collar, this series brings the hit show to your hands with an all-new adventure!

Profane #1 – Boom – Solving murders in Los Angeles is the daily bread of private detective Will Profane, but something is strange about his latest case. When every clue points toward a famous detective novelist at the center of this mystery, Will’s world will transform into something truly unreal. Discover a new mind-bending thriller

Venomverse Reborn #1 – Venom from Insomniac Games Spider-Man 2 faces off with Knull.

Winnie the Pooh Demon Hunter #1 – With Winnie the Pooh in the public domain, expect lots of stuff like this. TALKING BEAR FIGHTS DEMONIC FORCES! LOVABLE COMPANION AND LETHAL COMBATANT ALL IN ONE! Deep in the 100 Acre Woods, Christopher Robin and his good friend Pooh Bear protect the land from demonic threats, but what happens when Piglet disappears? Can they find him before it’s too late?

Notable Reprints
Batman Gotham by Gaslight #1 Facsimile – his now-classic tale of the Dark Knight reimagines Batman in the Gotham City of 1889, where a murderer is on the loose preying on its citizens: Jack the Ripper. The story that helped usher in DC’s Elseworlds initiative is reprinted for the first time as a facsimile edition. Foil Version is also available.

Deadpool #1 Facsimile – Representing the landmark first issue of Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness’ character-defining run! Wade Wilson really finds his voice on a mission to Antarctica, where he comes face to fist with Sasquatch of Alpha Flight! After brutalizing a crew of mercenaries, Deadpool takes on another “easy” mission: taking out an unmanned research station. Simple, right? Unfortunately, it’s not only very manned, but also brimming with gamma radiation! Kelly’s hilarious script and McGuinness’ larger-than-life action proved a winning combination in the issue that launched Deadpool’s first-ever ongoing series – featuring Deadpool’s fan-favorite pal, Weasel; the mercenary hangout that is Hellhouse; and the first appearance of Wade’s imprisoned housemate, Blind Al! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all!

Deadpool Kills Marvel Universe #1 Facsimile – Presenting another chance to watch the heroes of the Marvel Universe bite the big one as one of the most acclaimed Deadpool stories ever published gets the Facsimile treatment! What if everything you thought was funny about Wade Wilson was really just disturbing? What if he decided to kill everyone and everything that makes up the Marvel Universe? What if he actually pulled it off? Would that be fun for you? The Merc with a Mouth takes a turn for the twisted in a horror comic like no other! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1.

Godzilla #1 Facsimile – Classic Marvel Godzilla #1 gets the facsimile treatment.

Mad Magazine #1 Facsimile – Art by Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis, Wally Wood, Bill Elder and John Severin For people who like their humor in a jugular vein, we offer (again!) these tales calculated to drive you MAD. A facsimile reprint of the first landmark issue of MAD! With parodies of the leading comic book genres of 1952, this issue includes the EC Horror-inspired terrorizing tales of Hoohah, the expansive science fiction future world of Blobs!, the wacky Western-themed Varmint! and from our true crime tales department, Ganefs!. Prepare to have your sides spilt by MAD’s creators and the original Usual Gang of Idiots, Harvey Kurtzman, Will Elder, Jack Davis, and Wally Wood.

New Mutants #98 Pan Dimensional 3d Ed – From comic book legend and renegade Rob Liefeld, revisit-or experience for the first time-the first appearance of the Merc with the Mouth, Deadpool! Every full-color page has been meticulously converted to classic red-and-blue 3D by Anomaly Productions, leaders in 3D comic art enhancement! As Cable remolds the New Mutants into a paramilitary force, he finds he’s got a target on his back when a killer armed with guns, swords, a healing factor, and an unstoppable mouth has been hired to dispatch him! Enter, Deadpool! All issues are polybagged and include a pair of 3D glasses!

For the Cover

Batman Superman Worlds Finest #28 (Cover B – Nathan Szerdy Card Stock Variant) – Nathan Szerdy homages the Supergirl Adventures and Batgirl Adventures covers together for a pretty cool piece.

First Appearances
Incredible Hulk #13 – Possible first appearance of SUMUNGARU THE FLESH-WEAVER, looks like there could be a cameo in Incredible Hulk #12

Spider-Boy #8 – INTRODUCING PUZZLE MAN! Bailey is so close to reuniting with someone from his past! Who might actually remember him! But to get there, he has to make his way through the perilous puzzles, menacing mazes and brutal brainteasers

Ones to Watch
Spider-Woman #8 – WHO ARE “THE ASSEMBLY”? Spider-Woman finds San Francisco full of old foes, old friends and a new super-team that could still be either. After a fight with Angar the Screamer, the origin of another new New Champions character will be revealed!

Star Wars Ahsoka #1 – After the fall of THE EMPIRE, AHSOKA TANO stalks the galaxy for GRAND ADMIRAL THRAWN! A valuable prisoner escapes New Republic custody; a search for answers reunites two old friends. The villainous MORGAN ELSBETH returns along with two new mysterious Force users, BAYLAN SKOLL and his apprentice, SHIN HATI. Will the REBELS be able to track down their lost comrade, EZRA BRIDGER?

And now for something completely different
Marvel and Disney are teaming up for the first time to do an Uncle Scrooge comic. Uncle Scrooge Infinity Dime #1. Tons of cool covers including Uncle Scrooge Infinity Dime #1 D23 Giveaway Variant and the Uncle Scrooge Infinity Dime #1 Marvel Booth Sdcc Variant. Reprints he classic CHRISTMAS ON BEAR MOUNTAIN, the first appearance of Scrooge McDuck by the legendary DISNEY COMICS creator, CARL BARKS!

One thought on “April 2024 Catalog Highlights (For June/July Release)”

  1. pretty sure that the Infinity Dime SDCC & D23 listings where in the catalogue in error & orders won’t be filled

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