We are a mere 48 hours away from new comic books, and a whole fresh crop of collections as well! If your bookshelf is in need of a trade or hardcover infusion, look no further than the top five releases of September 18, 2013:
After the destruction of the Death Star, the Rebels are hounded by the Empire. Suspecting a spy in their ranks, Princess Leia forms a secret X-wing squadron-which includes Luke Skywalker-to expose the spy and find a safe home. Meanwhile, Han Solo and Chewbacca are sent on a covert mission! Collects Star Wars #1-#6 and Free Comic Book Day 2013.
Why to watch for it: Brian Wood’s Star Wars has lit the comic world on fire with his Star Wars series, featuring excellent art from Carlos D’Anda. Find out what happened between Episode IV & V?
Batwoman’s search for Medusa brings her together with Wonder Woman in these stories from issues #12-17 and #0, but even this team might not be enough to bring down the mythological monster, as Bones, the DEO, Abbot and the Religion of Crime all descend on Gotham City to take part in the fight.
Why to watch for it: The Batwoman news is all over the industry right now, get your Williams III & Blackman fix here! This intriguing version of World’s Finest is not to be missed!
This exciting, original graphic novel explores the world of the Tommy Taylor novels in a visceral and direct way and is a great entry point for new readers.
Twenty-five years ago Tom’s father, Wilson Taylor, devised his subversive literary masterpiece. Now the blueprint of how a father gave his son vast power in order to accomplish a greater scheme is revealed. Partly told through Wilson’s own journal entries, juxtaposed with Tommy’s swashbuckling deep sea adventures with his trusty companions Peter and Sue, the story is at once a prequel and a parallel story to the ongoing series.
Why to watch for it: Tommy Taylor & the Ship That Sank Twice features a completely contained story within this OGN, and acts as a great point for new readers to dive into the world of The Unwritten. Carey & Gross have built quite a world that is fleshed out nicely in this OGN.
In this original graphic novel published in a landscape format, meet the Pandaren, one of the most beloved (and mysterious) races in World of Warcraft! The tale introduces Li Li Stormstout, a precocious young student who lives atop a giant turtle called Shen-zin Su. Like the rest of the wandering island’s pandaren, Li Li comes from a line of adventurers who left their homeland long ago to explore the world…and she wants nothing more than to chase that dream. But when Li Li runs away to find her famous uncle Chen, how will she survive Azeroth’s perils?
Why to watch for it: The world of gaming and comics converge in this original graphic novel focusing on the Pandaren of World of Warcraft! WoW fans, this is the comic for you!
The hit, epic series about a sinister boarding school and the kids trapped there, trying to solve the mysteries of time and space-presented once again in the beautiful, oversized deluxe hardcover format, and including copious bonus materials-sketches, character designs, cover galleries, and more!
Collects MORNING GLORIES #13-25
Why to watch for it: Spencer & Eisma are on fire and Morning Glories has risen to be one of the flagship books of the Image line. For those catching up on the series, there is no better way than the deluxe hardcovers, collecting 12 issues!