Morbid Methods Comic Roundup – May 2020

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Mark your calendars as this week, comic books take back Wednesdays for New Comic Book Day! This is our first full NCBD in quite some time. Full list of titles for the next two weeks and some spotlights of course.

Marvel Spotlight

VENOM #25

venom funko variant cover

SPECIAL OVERSIZED 25th ISSUE! VENOM ISLAND FINALE! Caught between a Brock and a hard place! Eddie must make a life-altering decision. How does Eddie move on from the events of VENOM ISLAND? MURDER AND MYSTERY IN THE MIGHTY MARVEL MANNER! DATELINE, 1939!

Possible 1st cameo appearance of Virus. 

Variants: Variant limited Funko edition; Variant cover art by Clayton Crain Cover art inspired by The Incredible Hulk Annual #1; Variant virgin cover art by Dave Rapoza (1:200); Variant cover art Gerardo Zaffino (1:50)

 

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1

NEW CREW, NEW MISSION! With the Rebel Alliance back on the run after their defeat at the Battle of Hoth, it’s never been a more dangerous time for outlaws, scoundrels, and the errant rogue archaeologist to make their way in the galaxy. But after a string of bad luck and near escapes, DOCTOR APHRA is back on the job! She’s been keeping a low profile— jobs are scarce and credits scarcer. But the promise of the score of a lifetime is a chance too good for her to pass up. And to find the cursed RINGS OF VAALE, Aphra will need a crew of treasure hunters the likes of which the galaxy has never seen before! But RONEN TAGGE, heir to the powerful Tagge family, also has his eyes on the prize. Do Aphra and her team stand a chance at fortune and glory?

1st appearance of Ronen Tagge, a treasure-hunting rival of Doctor Aphra.

Variant cover art by Ashley Witter (1:25)

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #43

DO NOT MISS THIS ISSUE!  

Peter Parker’s life will change… possibly forever.

 

 

DC Spotlight

DCEASED: UNKILLABLES #3

It’s the epic finale of the next chapter in the DCeased saga as heroes and villains collide with one epic purpose: to escape the coming of the infected population of Gotham City and a monstrous Wonder Woman! It’s time to ride the fury road one final time…to survival!

 

HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE MULTIVERSE #6

It’s the finale of the reality-bending miniseries, and Prince Keldor is trapped in the bowels of Castle Hellskull. Now the only way to survive an onslaught of Anti-Eternians may be to embrace the full powers of Skeletor!

 

 

WONDER WOMAN #755

“The Four Horsewomen” part one! Paula Von Gunther, a.k.a. Warmaster, has assembled her four horsewomen…and now she’s out for Wonder Woman’s blood! Plus, Diana is put on trial for the sins of the Amazons! Is it all just lies, or is there really a horrible secret the Amazons have kept from their own champion?

1st full team appearance of the Four Horsewomen

 

Indie Spotlight

THE LUDOCRATS #1

SERIES PREMIERE! The Ludocrat! The ludicrous aristocrat! A collision of the ornate fantasy of Dune and an M-rated Asterix & Obelix! Baron Otto Von Hades and Professor Hades Zero-K are here, and they’re going to save us all have a nice time.

KIERON GILLEN (DIE, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE) and JIM ROSSIGNOL (Sir, You Are Being Hunted) write! JEFF STOKELY (The Spire) draws! TAMRA BONVILLAIN (Once & Future) colors! Clayton Cowles (BITTER ROOT, DIE) letters! The universe screams in pleasure, writhing, finally satisfied, complete, joyous!

 

YEAR ZERO #1

Ben Percy (Wolverine) and Ramon Rosanas (Star Wars: Age of Resistance) team up to present an epic tale that offers a global look at the Zombie Apocalypse. A Japanese hitman, a Mexican street urchin, an Afghan military aide, a Polar research scientist, a midwestern American survivalist – five survivors of a horrific global epidemic who must draw upon their unique skills and deepest instincts to navigate a world of shambling dead. Year Zero wrestles with the weighty moral and theological questions posed by the pandemic and investigates its cause and possible cure.

Variant wraparound cover art by Mike Deodato Jr.

BLACKWOOD: THE MOURNING AFTER #3

The students learn about the Dark Wisdom conspiracy, but can they warn everyone else about the planned attack on Dean Ogden’s midnight funeral? Probably not, because we still have an issue to go! Also: Chimp Ho Tep’s second escape attempt, an occult heist scheme, scrying, dying, corpse dumping, a dead art student, and the meat from space that eats your face. WTF?

Variant cover art by Peach Momoko

 

Week of 5/20/20

    • 2000 AD #2182 – Rebellion
    • Adler #4 – Titan Books
    • Belle: Oath Of Thorns #6 – Zenescope
    • Betty and Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #282 – Archie Comics
    • Birthright #43 – Image Comics
    • Breathtaker: Make Way For The Man #1 – Titan Books
    • Buffy the Vampire Slayer #14 – BOOM! Studios
    • Cutting Edge: The Sirens Song #1 – Titan Books
    • DCeased: Unkillables #3 – DC Comics
    • Deadly Class #44 – Image Comics
    • Disaster Inc #1 – AfterShock Comics
    • Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor: Year Two #4 – Titan Books
    • The Dollhouse Family #6 – DC Comics
    • Dragon Whisperer #3 – Red 5
    • Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides #3 – IDW Publishing Electric Black #5 – Scout Comics
    • Everglade Angels #2 – Scout Comics
    • Five Years #9 – Abstract Studio
    • Ghosted in L.A. #10 – BOOM! Studios
    • Ginseng Roots #5 – Uncivilized Books
    • The Goon #10 – Albatross Funnybooks
    • Grumble Memphis & Beyond The Infinite #3 – Albatross Funnybooks
    • Heathen #12 – Vault Comics
    • Hexagon #3 – Impact Theory Comics
    • Infinity 8 #21 – Magnetic Press
    • Jim Henson’s Storyteller: Ghosts #2 – Archaia
    • Judge Dredd: Megazine #420 – Rebellion
    • Kill Whitey Donovan #5 – Dark Horse Comics
    • Killswitch #4 – Action Lab Comics
    • Life Is Strange: Partners In Time #2 – Titan Books
    • The Ludocrats #1 – Image Comics
    • Marvel Action: Avengers #10 – IDW Publishing
    • Mirka Andolfo’s Un/Sacred #5 – Ablaze
    • Niobe: She is Death #4 – Stranger Comics
    • Outcast #45 – Image Comics
    • Plunge #3 – DC Comics
    • Red Agent: Island of Dr Moreau #4 – Zenescope
    • Red Hood: Outlaw #45 – DC Comics
    • Red Sonja #15 – Dynamite
    • Savage Bastards #3 – Mad Cave Studios
    • Savage Dragon #248 – Image Comics
    • Soulfire: Exiled #1 – Aspen Comics
    • Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars – Battle Tales #1 – IDW Publishing
    • Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen #10 – DC Comics
    • Vlad Dracul #1 – Scout Comics
    • Wonder Woman #755 – DC Comics
    • Year Zero #1 – Artists Writers & Artisans Inc
    • Zombie Tramp #69 – Action Lab Comics

Week of 5/27/20

    • 2000 AD #2183 – Rebellion
    • 20XX #4 – Image Comics
    • Adventures Of Byron: Comic Capers #1 – Scout Comics
    • Alienated #3 – BOOM! Studios
    • The Amazing Spider-Man #43 – Marvel Comics
    • Apocalypse Girl #5 – Source Point Press
    • Aquaman #59 – DC Comics
    • Avengers #33 – Marvel Comics
    • B.B. Free #4 – BOOM! Studios
    • Basketful of Heads #7 – DC Comics
    • Batman Beyond #43 – DC Comics
    • Best Of 2000 AD #2 – Rebellion
    • Blackwood: The Mourning After #3 – Dark Horse Comics
    • Blood Realm #3 – Alterna Comics
    • The Books of Magic #19 – DC Comics
    • The Butcher of Paris #5 – Dark Horse Comics
    • Canopus #4 – Scout Comics
    • Carson of Venus: Realm of the Dead #3 – American Mythology
    • Casper All-Star Spooks #1 – American Mythology
    • Casper the Friendly Ghost Presents: Hotstuff Sizzlers #2 – American Mythology
    • Cat Shit One #2 – Antarctic Press
    • Cosmo: The Mighty Martian #5 – Archie Comics
    • Danger Devil #1 – Source Point Press
    • Dead Day #1 – AfterShock Comics
    • Eternal Thirst of Dracula: Book 3 #2 – American Mythology
    • Exciting Comics #6 – Antarctic Press
    • Exorsisters #6 – Image Comics
    • Ezequiel Himes: Zombie Hunter #2 – Amigo Comics
    • Farmhand #15 – Image Comics
    • The Flash #754 – DC Comics
    • Flash Giant #4 – DC Comics
    • Frankenstein: Undone #2 – Dark Horse Comics
    • Frankenstein: Undone #5 – Dark Horse Comics
    • The Fuhrer And The Tramp #3 – Source Point Press
    • G.I. Joe #6 – IDW Publishing
    • Go Go Power Rangers #31 – BOOM! Studios
    • Gold Digger #277 – Antarctic Press
    • The Goon #12 – Albatross Funnybooks
    • Grimm Fairy Tales #37 – ZenescopeGutter
    • Magic: Smoke & Mirrors #2 – Source Point Press
    • Hank Steiner: Monster Detective #3 – Source Point Press
    • He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse #6 – DC Comics
    • Heavy #1 – Vault Comics
    • Hellwitch: The Forsaken #1 – Coffin Comics
    • Hidden Society #4 – Dark Horse Comics
    • Holler #1 – It’s Alive
    • Horror Comics #3 – Antarctic Press
    • Hundred Wolves #2 – Vault Comics
    • ICYMI #17 – Alterna Comics
    • Justice League #45 – DC Comics
    • King of Nowhere #2 – BOOM! Studios
    • Knights of the Dinner Table #276 – Kenzer & Company
    • The Low, Low Woods #5 – DC Comics
    • Marauders #10 – Marvel Comics
    • Marvel Action: Captain Marvel #5 – IDW Publishing
    • Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy #2 – Image Comics
    • The Monster Men #1 – American Mythology
    • Monstrous: See No Evil #1 – Source Point Press
    • Nancy In Hell: The Hell’s Door #1 – Amigo Comics
    • Ninja High School #177 – Antarctic Press
    • Ninja High School 35th Anniversary special #1 – Antarctic Press
    • North Bend #3 – Scout Comics
    • Offworld Sci Fi: Double Feature #4 – Antarctic Press
    • Our Fighting Forces Giant #1 – DC Comics
    • Outer Darkness / Chew #2 – Skybound
    • The Plot #6 – Vault Comics
    • Previews #381 – Diamond Publications
    • Project Icarus #5 – BlackBox Comics
    • Rogue Planet #1 – Oni Press
    • Sera and the Royal Stars #7 – Vault Comics
    • Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia #5 – Titan Books
    • Skylin #2 – Source Point Press
    • Smash 2020 Special – Rebellion
    • Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1 – Marvel Comics
    • Suicide Squad #5 – DC Comics
    • Superbabes Starring Femforce #4 – AC Comics
    • Teen Titans #41 – DC Comics
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #23 – IDW Publishing
    • The Terrifics #27 – DC Comics
    • Tomorrow #4 – Berger Books
    • Touching Evil #7 – Source Point Press
    • Vark Wars Walt’s Empire Strikes Back #1 – Aardvark-Vanaheim
    • Vengeance of Vampirella #7 – Dynamite
    • Venom #25 – Marvel Comics
    • William the Last: Shadows Of The Crown #6 – Antarctic Press
    • Wonder Woman Giant #4 – DC Comics
    • World Wide Warriors #1 – Red Anvil
    • X-O Manowar #3 – Valiant
    • The XII #1 – Alterna Comics
    • Zorro: Galleon Of Dead #2 – American Mythology
    • Zorro: Timeless Tales #2 – American Mythology

FINAL THOUGHTS

The lack of new content drove a spike in the back issue market. With the return of new comics, it will be interesting to see if there is another shift in the market. Venom #25 looks to be the biggest title for these first two weeks of NCBD, but variant cover artist Peach Momoko has been hot. Her covers have been skyrocketing! Here’s to hoping that you find yourself on a safe trip to your local comic shop so you can show that pull box some love. 

View previous week roundups, news, and reviews at the comics landing page, or jump into the Mulehorn Gaming Discord – #comics_collectibles anytime to talk comics! See you next week same Bat-time, same Bat-channel!

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