New Comic Book Day: This Week’s Must-Have Indie New Releases (4/5) #NCBD

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New Comic Book Day, this coming Wednesday, April 5th,
has some great new releases, debuts, and variants galore.

PopCultHQ has compiled a list of new releases from indie publishers
that we think are must-reads and ones to watch!

Our top picks this week are from  Action Lab: Danger Zone, AfterShock Comics, Archie Comics, Dynamite EntertainmentIDW Publishing, Image Comics, Titan Comics, and Zenescope Entertainment.

Check out all the available covers, read up on each one’s synopsis,
and then pick them up this coming Wednesday!



Infinite Seven #3 – Cover A by Arturo Mesa

Infinite Seven #3

Writer: Dave Dwonch
Art: Arturo Mesa
Covers: Arturo Mesa , Joshua Greathouse

Diamond ID: FEB171036
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Anthony has done the impossible, and become the newest member of the Infinite Seven, becoming the new Smash Brannagan. But can he survive his first mission? Training Day gets a new meaning as Anthony and Washington track the Sandsnake to Japan! NOTE: Covers D and E interlock with 5 covers to be released throughout the first arc to form a MASSIVE Infinite Seven Poster!


Zombie Tramp Easter Special 2017 – Cover A by Dan Mendoza

Zombie Tramp 2017 Easter Special

Writer: Shawn Gabborin
Art: Celor
Covers: Dan Mendoza, Celor, Marcelo Trom

Diamond ID: FEB171068
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When Zombie Tramp comes across flyers for an annual Easter event called ‘Bunnyland’, she figures it’s a good spot to have some twisted fun. But instead of hiding eggs and doling out chocolate, its more like Pagan sacrifice and giant wicker rabbits! This all new special issue comes with 3 regular and risqué variant covers!


Eleanor & the Egret #1 – Cover A by Sam Kieth
Eleanor & the Egret #1 – Cover B by Elizabeth Torque

Eleanor & The Egret #1

Writer: John Layman
Art: Sam Kieth
Covers: Sam Kieth, Elizabeth Torque

Diamond ID: FEB171092
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NEW SERIES! The most daring art thief in Paris has struck again, and the police have assigned their best detective to the case. His only clue? A single white feather left at the scene. Could this feather belong to the thief? To the thief’s accomplice, an oversized talking egret? Or will his investigation lead him to somewhere even stranger? (Answer: all of the above.) Presenting a peculiar and unforgettable tale of birds and banditry, paintings and pets, larceny, love and? lamprey-wielding assassins? From the legendary creator of THE MAXX and co-creator of SANDMAN, Sam Kieth, and the considerably less-legendary creator of CHEW, John Layman!

Captain Kid #5 – Standard Cover
Captain Kid #5 – Digital ComiXology Variant by Zagari

Captain Kid #5

Writer: Mark Waid
Art: Wilfredo Torres
Covers: Wilfredo Torres, Mike Zagari

Diamond ID: NOV161080
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The Metastrophe wreaks widespread and irreversible destruction. Captain Kid doesn’t know how to stop it without expert help, but Helea, his mentor from the future, has disappeared. Who in the present day could possibly help him govern his electromagnetic powers? From the writers of Spider-Man, Daredevil, Hourman, and Kingdom Come.

Riverdale #1 – Cover A by Alitha Martinez

Riverdale #1

Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Alitha Martinez
Covers: Alitha Martinez, Elliot Fernandez, Francesco Francavilla, Peter Krause, Djibril Morissette-Phan, Ron Salas

Diamond ID: FEB171205
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From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the new CW series Riverdale comes the first issue of the must-read, brand new, ongoing comic series! Set in the universe of the TV series, the Riverdale comic offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, Josie & the Pussycats, and their friends, exploring small-town life and the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade. Features interior art by up-and-coming artist Alitha Martinez (Black Panther).


Sovereigns #0 – Cover A by Stephen Segovia

The Sovereigns #0

Writer: Ray Fawkes
Art: Johnny Desjardins
Covers: Stephen Segovia, Johnny Desjardins, Philip Tan

Diamond ID: FEB171469
Cover Price: $1.00

The beginning of an epic tale that will change everything you know about some of comicdom’s greatest and longest-tenured heroes! Solar, Magnus, Dr. Spektor & Turok! Apart, they’ve saved countless lives a hundred times over. Together, they form a team that has protected the world in the past, present and future. Now, they will be reunited one last time to face a threat that will forever change their legacy and bring them face to face with their final destiny! Plus! Three backup features introducing the all-new, all-different, never-before-seen heroes, Magnus, Turok and Dr. Spektor. Wait – what?!



Revolution Aw Yeah #1 – Cover A by Art Baltazar

Revolution Aw Yeah #1

Writer: Art Baltazar
Art: Art Baltazar
Covers: Art Baltazar

Diamond ID: DEC160478
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Meanwhile in the Microspace, the evil Baron Karza searches for a magical ancient relic that is rumored to be ultimate power of all existence. His search leads him to the Transformers Universe! Baron Karza’s plan is to attack the Transformers’ leader?OPTIMUS PRIME! How can he do this? He’s so tiny and the Autobots are so huge! Never underestimate his micro power of evil. While in outer space, ROM the Space Knight continues his search for the Dire Wraiths! Guest starring G.I. JOE and the Micronauts!


Black Cloud #1

Writer: Jason Latour
Art: Greg Hinkle
Cover: Greg Hinkle

Diamond ID: FEB170540
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SERIES PREMIERE Zelda was born in a world of dreams, and hers burned bigger than anyone had ever seen. Now she’s on the run in our world, the dreams broken in her hands. But the pieces are for sale, the rich and the powerful are buying, and suddenly her world isn’t the only place Zelda’s running from. From the creators that brought you Spider-Gwen, SOUTHERN BASTARDS, and DRIFTER, and the incredible colorist of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, comes a place where dreams come true–and today, they go to war.

Rock Candy Mountain #1 – Cover A by Kyle Starks
Rock Candy Mountain #1 – Cover B – April Fools Variant by Kyle Starks

Rock Candy Mountain #1

Writer: Kyle Starks
Art: Kyle Starks
Covers: Kyle Starks

Diamond ID: FEB170575
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SERIES PREMIERE Eisner-nominated comic creator, KYLE STARKS (SEXCASTLE), would like to invite you to enter the magical world of hobos. The world’s toughest hobo is searching through post-World War II America for the mythological Rock Candy Mountain, and he’s going to have to fight his way to get there. Lots of hobo fights. So many hobo fights. A new action-comedy series full of high action, epic stakes, magic, friendships, trains, punching, kicking, joking, a ton of hobo nonsense, and the Literal Devil. Yeah. The Literal Devil.

Penny Dreadful #1 – Cover A by Stephen Mooney

Penny Dreadful #1

Writer: Chris King
Art: Jesus Hervas
Covers: Stephen Mooney, Rob Davis, Shane Pierce, Louie De Martinis

Diamond ID: FEB171874
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THE SELL-OUT AND CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED COMIC SERIES RETURNS! CONTINUES THE STORY DIRECTLY AFTER THE DEVASTATING EVENTS OF PENNY DREADFUL’S SEASON THREE TV FINALE! Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) finds himself unable to move on. As he searches desperately for meaning in a world without Vanessa (Eva Green), ancient words echo across the centuries, and he is called on once again to take up arms against the creatures crawling out of the night.


Courier #1 – Cover A by Drew Edward Johnson

Courier #1

Writer: Ralph Tedesco
Art: J.G. Miranda
Covers: Drew Edward Johnson,

Diamond ID: JAN172222
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In 2033 less than 1% of the population survived a devastating pandemic virus. Half of those who lived were immune while half of the survivors mutated into something disturbingly subhuman. Now decades later, the world has rebuilt in many ways but has become something else entirely. Strongholds of human survivors have been set up independently of one another across parts of what is formerly the United States. The rich live in highly guarded Utopias where technology and even an economy has been restored. However, the vast “wasteland” between strongholds is a very dangerous and unforgiving place where the poor are forced to live in areas where gangs, pirates and the mutated roam free.

Couriers are key to the survival of the Strongholds and are paid handsomely to deliver valuables between them. Eve Harper is one of the best couriers there is, but when she takes a job to find a missing shipment for an extremely dangerous drug dealer named Gillings, Eve is forced to use every trick she’s ever learned in order to survive the riskiest job of her life.


Grimm Tales of Terror 2017 April Fools #1 – Cover A by Riveiro

Grimm Tales Of Terror 2017 April Fools #1

Writer: Joe Brusha
Cover: Riveiro, Anthony Spay, Alfredo Reyes

Diamond ID: FEB172157
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The high class, comedy stylings of Zenescope Entertainment returns this April for another edition in the long awaited, first ever, sought after by at least eight people, 2017 Tales of Terror April Fool’s Edition. Four Tales of Terror stories are re-lettered with alternate story-lines and some alternate artwork to create brand new takes on past issues that will have you laughing out loud, or sobbing into a pillow, however you express joy, is not judged here, as all seriousness is left at the door in this hilarious edition of tales, from Monster Under the Bed, to Bloody Mary, as Tales of Terror, gets the Mystery Science Theater 3000 treatment!


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