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It’s Blondie: Against the Odds from Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, John McCrea, and Z2

Blondie: Against the Odds

Legendary New York fashion and music icons Blondie have announced their partnership with Z2 Comics to produce their first-ever graphic novel! Inspired by some of their most iconic tracks, along with a few “deep cuts,” this book is sure to deserve a place on the bookshelf of every music fan.

Blondie’s rise to international acclaim from the downtown Manhattan club scene is perhaps one punk rock’s greatest success stories. Their first-ever graphic novel will follow their rise from the streets of New York to the stages of the world, as told through and inspired by some of their early singles up through their enduring influence and cultural prominence in the present day. Written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, the team behind the most celebrated run on the beloved DC Comics character Harley Quinn, and pulling in Palmiotti’s own memories of his childhood spent in the New York punk rock and new wave scene surrounded by folks like Andy Warhol, David Bowie and Fab 5 Freddie at venues like Max’s Kansas City, CBGB’s and the Mudd Club. With his insight and Amanda’s mutual love of the music and styles of the time, this will be an essential visual document for any music fan to treasure.

Blondie: Against the Odds is written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti and features art by John McCrea, as well as a cover by Conner and her longtime colorist Paul Mounts, and is available for preorder now for a fall release in softcover and hardcover editions at finer comic shops, book and record stores worldwide. Exclusively available through Z2’s website in limited quantities are the deluxe and signed super deluxe versions, packaged with exclusive vinyl, prints and more. The super deluxe edition will include the soon-to-be revealed archival box set, as announced last fall.

Beasts of Burden Takes on the Horrors of World War II

The eight-time Eisner Award-winning comic series, Beasts of Burden, returns blending fantasy, horror, and humor in a historical adventure written by Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer, illustrated by Benjamin Dewey, and lettered by Nate Pieko, with an issue #1 variant cover by John McCrea, that marries Japanese and Western occult in Beasts of Burden: Occupied Territory.

An elder member of the occult-battling pack of Wise Dogs recalls a harrowing mission—in U.S-occupied Japan after World War II, a mysterious curse creates an army of crawling, disembodied heads which threatens to overwhelm the region. Emrys and a team of canine companions attempt to solve the mystery, bringing them into conflict with shape-changing tanuki, evil oni, and a horde of vengeful demons.

Beasts of Burden: Occupied Territory #1 (of four) will be in comic shops on April 7, 2021.

Marvel and Harlequin Deliver 6 New Digital Comics For You on comiXology

There’s six new digital comics available now on comiXology from Marvel and Harlequin. Revisit some classic stories or enjoy some romance manga now. Check them out now or the individual issues below.

Avengers: Above And Beyond

Written by Kurt Busiek, Steve Englehart, Roger Stern, Roy Thomas
Art by Ian Churchill, Alan Davis, Steve Epting, Tom Grummett, Klaus Janson, John Paul Leon, Jorge Lucas, John McCrea, Pat Olliffe, Ivan Reis, Paul Smith, Jim Starlin
Cover by Alan Davis
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Collects Avengers (1998) #36-40, #56 and Annual 2001; and Avengers: The Ultron Imperative.

The Avengers learn what too much of a bad thing can be when they face a city of robots and a village of Hulks! And in other international news, Blood Wraith has a BIG problem with Ultron’s extermination of Slorenia! Meanwhile, Silverclaw shines and Triathlon triumphs in Kurt Busiek’s penultimate Avengers saga! Featuring the villainy of Ultron, Diablo and Kang the Conqueror.

Avengers: Above And Beyond

Captain Universe: Universal Heroes

Written by Jay Faerber, Craig Kyle, Jeff Parker, Christopher Yost
Art by Carlos Magno, Francis Portela, James Raiz, Paulo Siqueira
Cover by Daniel Acuna
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Collects Captain Universe: Daredevil, Increcible Hulk, Invisible Woman, Silver Surfer, X-23 and material from Amazing Fantasy (2005) #13-14.

Captain Universe is known as the name for the recipient of the mysterious Uni-Power, a special kind of energy that endows an individual with superhuman powers during a time of crisis. How it has determined its hosts in the past remains a mystery. Now, the unraveling of one of the greatest enigmas in the universe begins as the Uni-Power must possess a handful of Marvel heroes-Hulk, Daredevil, X-23, Invisible Woman and Silver Surfer-to save itself form an enemy hell bent on its destruction!

Captain Universe: Universal Heroes

Last Hero Standing

Written by Tom DeFalco
Art by Pat Olliffe
Cover by Mark Bagley
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Collects Last Hero Standing #1-5.

The great heroes of the Marvel Universe are vanishing without a trace! What has happened to Spider-Man, the Thing, the Scarlet Witch, Captain America and the rest of the MU’s heavy hitters? Spider-Girl, the Fantastic Five and A-Next must join forces with today’s superstars to uncover the answer – and the trail leads to a major Avengers villain! Does the presence of the Watcher signify the end of this age of heroes?

Last Hero Standing

Last Planet Standing

Written by Tom DeFalco
Art by Pat Olliffe
Cover by Pat Olliffe
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Collects Last Planet Standing #1-5.

At last! The long awaited sequel to last year’s surprise hit, the sold-out Last Hero Standing, which Ray Tate of Silver Bullet Comics called “a comic book mini-series that’s worth buying!” For centuries beyond reckoning, Galactus has consumed entire worlds to satiate his never-ending quest for sustenance, but now he has a new plan – one that may threaten the very existence of the entire Universe! Featuring Thor, the Warriors Three, the Avengers, Spider-Girl, the Fantastic Five and the Shi’ar Imperial Guard!

Last Planet Standing

Mega Morphs

Written by Sean McKeever
Art by Lou Kang
Cover by Lou Kang
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Collects Mega Morphs #1-4.

Some dangers are too big for even the Marvel Super Heroes; that’s when they activate Tony Stark’s newest inventions: the Mega Morphs! Super-powerful, high-tech transforming robots piloted by the unlikely team of NEW AVENGERS’ Spider-Man, Captain America and Wolverine — along with Ghost Rider and the Hulk?! Join fan-favorite writer Sean McKeever and superstar-on-the-rise Lou Kang for furious fighting featuring Marvel’s heaviest heroes in giant-robot action!

Mega Morphs

The Tycoon’s Marriage Bid/The Fifth Day of Christmas

Written by Betty Neels, Patricia Thayer
Art by Kuremi Hazama
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When Ellie’s delivery truck crashes, she is surprised that a handsome businessman offers to help her out. Normally, she is happy to reject any man’s advances, choosing to focus on developing her family’s wine brand instead. But something about this man enchants her. After he helps her, she expects to never see him again. That is, until he shows up later on her property, offering to buy out her family’s precious vineyard!

The Tycoon's Marriage Bid/The Fifth Day of Christmas

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Preview: Yondu #5 (of 5)

Yondu #5 (of 5)

(W) Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson (A) John McCrea (CA) Cully Hamner
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 05, 2020
SRP: $3.99

• News of the Herald’s Urn has gotten out and Yondu and his descendent from the 31st century, Yondu, find themselves in everyone’s crosshairs!
• In desperation, they initiate a Hail Mary to keep the urn out of the wrong hands-to catastrophic results.
• As the smoke clears and the fate of the universe hangs in the balance, only one Yondu will be left standing, and the galaxy will never be the same again after this stunning series conclusion!

Yondu #5 (of 5)

Preview: Yondu #4 (of 5)

Yondu #4 (of 5)

(W) Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson (A) John McCrea (CA) Cully Hamner
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 08, 2020
SRP: $3.99

• Yondu and his descendent from the 31st century, Yondu, seem to have shaken their pursuers – little do they know they’re still being hunted!
• Can the two set aside their differences long enough to protect the Herald’s Urn, or will their divisiveness allow Sav’rkk to pick them off one by one?
• Plus, Yondu’s secret origin is revealed!

Yondu #4 (of 5)

Preview: Boys Omnibus Vol 6 TPB

Boys Omnibus Vol 6 TPBPhoto & Art Covers

writer: Garth Ennis
artists: Darick Robertson, Russ Braun, John McCrea
comic cover: Darick Robertson
FC | 320 pages | $29.99 | Superheroes | Mature

Includes:
Over the Hill with the Swords of a Thousand Men (#60-65)
The Bloody Doors Off (#66-71), You Found Me (#72)

It’s been a long time coming. When the Homelander finally sets an army of superheroes against the forces of the United States military, Billy Butcher and The Boys must finish the job they were recruited for: to take every superhero out of the picture. While the battle rages on the White House lawn, Frenchie and the Female are unleashed, Mother’s Milk uncovers a terrible secret at Vought-American, and Wee Hughie discovers the senses-shattering truth behind Butcher’s ultimate plan of vengeance.

Boys Omnibus Vol 6 TPB

Preview: Yondu #3 (of 5)

Yondu #3 (of 5)

(W) Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson (A) John McCrea (CA) Cully Hamner
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 11, 2019
SRP: $3.99

• Featuring the descendent of Yondu Udonta from the 31st century…Yondu Udonta?!
• But when the two Yondus lose an important weapon, will they choose between saving Yondu’s payday, or the fate of the entire universe?
• And with a savage bounty hunter tracking them down, the two Yondu’s will have to band together to survive – if only they can survive each other first!

Yondu #3 (of 5)

Preview: Yondu #2

Yondu #2

(W) Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson (A) John McCrea (CA) Cully Hamner
In Shops: Nov 27, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The mayhem continues as Yondu attempts to find a buyer for the Herald’s urn!

• But with a chaos-crazed mercenary and deadly hunter from the future on his tail, Yondu doesn’t have time to plan out his next move.
• Blinded by dollar signs, will Yondu be able to safely offload the urn, or will his greed turn profit into peril?

Yondu #2

Preview: The Boys Omnibus Vol. 5

The Boys Omnibus Vol. 5
The Boys Omnibus Vol. 5 Photo Edition

writer: Garth Ennis
artists: Darick Robertson, John McCrea, Russ Braun
comic cover: Darick Robertson
FC | 420 pages | $29.99 | Superheroes | Mature

Includes:

Volume 9: The Big Ride
Volume 10: Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker

In Volume 9, all the pieces are falling into place, for the Boys as well as their most mortal enemies. The long-dreaded superhuman conflict is on its way. But first there are secrets still to be uncovered: like the story of the team’s first encounter with supergroup The Seven, and the shockwaves from that disastrous meeting that still reverberate today. Hughie, meanwhile, discovers his comrades’ hidden history, as their original leader Colonel Greg Mallory takes him through sixty years of the filthiest black operations imaginable. And finally, with good and bad guys teetering on the brink, a shadowy force sets events in motion that will push even Butcher over the edge.

He could have been a very different man. Billy Butcher, leader of The Boys, once had a chance at another life entirely — when the love of a good woman pulled him aside from his dreadful path of violence and despair. Volume 10 is the story of Billy and Becky, told by the man himself, from the heights of love to the depths of tragedy. And when he’s done, he’ll be ready… to finish things once and for all.

The Boys Omnibus Vol. 5

Review: Yondu #1

Who is Yondu? How is this thief going to potentially screw up the future? Find out this and more in this series spotlighting the popular character from Guardians of the Galaxy.

Story: Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler
Art: John McCrea
Color: Mike Spicer
Letterer: Joe Caramagna

Get your copy in comic shops now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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