Comic books I bought this week.
Aliens Fire and Stone #1 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Roberson, Chris (iZombie)
Artist: Reynolds, Patric (Serenity, various Darkhorse titles)
During a vicious xenomorph outbreak, terraforming engineer Derrick Russell leads a desperate group of survivors onto a rickety mining vessel. They hope to escape the creatures overrunning their colony-but they’ll face horrors both in space and on the strange planet they crash on. Ties in with the Prometheus and Aliens films!
GI Joe #1, IDW
Writer: Traviss, Karen (Sci-fi novelist, Star Wars, HALO, Gears of War)
Artist: Kurth, Steve (AvX, GI Joe 2013)
DOES THE WORLD NEED G.I. JOE? Cobra had become an international peacekeeping force… and the future of G.I. JOE looks bleak. SCARLETT leads what’s left of America’s ultimate fighting force-but will she be able to keep hew team together? Real-world action and politics collide… and nothing will be the same.
Revival Vol. 4: Escape To Wisconsin TP (Image)
Writer: Seeley, Tim (Hack/Slash)
Artist: Norton, Mike (2012 Best Digital Comic Eisner award for Battlepug)
Cover Artist: Norton, Mike
For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now it’s up to Officer Dana Cypress to deal with the media scrutiny, religious zealots, and government quarantine that has come with them. Now, as Dana closes in on the bizarre murderer of her Reviver sister, she’s swept up in a conspiracy that will bring her from rural Wisconsin to New York City! The sell-out hit series created by New York Times Bestselling writer TIM SEELEY and Eisner-winning artist MIKE NORTON is collected with bonus material! Collects REVIVAL #18-23 & CHEW/REVIVAL #1
Roche Limit #1 (Image)
Writer: Moreci, Michael (Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain, Hoax Hunters)
Artist: Malhotra, Vic (Newcomer, a few X-Files)
Cover Artist: Malhotra, Vic
‘OUR DESTINY IS THE STARS, AND I WILL LEAD US THERE.’ Twenty years after this promise, billionaire Langford Skaargard’s dream of cosmic exploration is no more. Roche Limit, a colony situated on the cusp of a mysterious energy anomaly, is a melting pot of crime and terrible secrets. When Bekkah Hudson goes missing, the search to find her will plunge her sister and a cadre of the colony’s underworld figures into an odyssey that reveals a grim future for mankind. Blending 2001: A Space Odyssey with Blade Runner, ROCHE LIMIT is the first part of a bold sci-fi/noir trilogy.
Death of Wolverine #1 & #2 (Marvel)
Writer: Charles Soule (Twenty Seven, Superman/Wonder Woman)
Artist: Steve McNiven (Captain America, Amazing Spiderman)
Cover Steve McNiven
The beginning of the end is now here: the death of Wolverine! With three months to live due to the loss of his healing factor, Wolverine’s demise will be the single most important X-Men event of the decade. Logan has spent over a century being the best there is at what he does, but even the best fade away eventually. Over the years, Logan has been a warrior, a hero, a renegade, a samurai, and a teacher. Now, the greatest X-Men hero will play a role he’s never played before.
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