New Comic Book Day 6/7/17: This Week’s Must-Have Indie New Releases #NCBD

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New Comic Book Day, this coming Wednesday, June 7th,
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 451 Entertainment,
Action Lab: Danger ZoneAfterShock ComicsArchie Comics, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, Image Comics, Scout Comics, and Valiant Entertainment

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




Writer/Colorist: David Baron
Artist: Yusuf Idris
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover Artists:
Steve Morris (Cover A)
Ramon Villalobos (Cover B)
Item Codes:
APR171763 (Cover A)
APR171764 (Cover B)
In Shops: June 07, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Emma is on a job to find a priceless painting, one she hopes will bring her biggest pay day yet. This “simple” task escalates into a twisted game of cat and mouse, and those who stand against Emma are into something more horrific than humanly possible.

From 2016 Harvey Award Nominee, David Baron comes a noirish sci-fi adventure unlike any other.

<PopCultHQ’s Spoiler-Free Review: STAINED #1>

INFINITE SEVEN Vol.1 – Kill Replace Kill

Writer: Dave Dwonch
Artist: Arturo Mesa

Cover Artist: Arturo Mesa

Item Code: APR171193
In Shops: June 7, 2017
SRP: $14.99

Collects Infinite Seven #1-4.

For centuries, a secret world government has employed the INFINITE SEVEN, the world’s greatest assassins to do their dirty work. The only way to become one of their members is to prove your worth by killing one of their members. But what happens when Anthony Zane, a teenage boy from the suburbs does just that? Action hero archetypes are reimagined in what is sure to be the blockbuster series of the year! Softcover, 96 pages, full color. NOTE: Fans of the James Bond, G.I. Joe and ’80s action films will LOVE Infinite Seven!

Babyteeth #1 – Cover A by Garry Brown
Babyteeth #1 – Cover B by Elizabeth Torque


Writer: Donny Cates
Artist: Garry Brown

Garry Brown (Cover A)
Elizabeth Torque (Cover B)

Item Codes:
APR171222 (Cover A)
APR171223 (Cover B)

In Shops: June 7th, 2017
SRP: $3.99


Sadie Ritter is sixteen years old, nine months pregnant, and scared out of sweet nerdy mind. Having a baby that young is tough. But with the support of her loving family behind her, everything should be okay. OH YEAH, and also her baby is the antichrist and it’s going to break open the barriers between the earthly and demonic planes and unleash eternal suffering to all of humankind. Other than that, though…should be fine.


Writer: Frank Tieri
Art: Oleg Okunev

Cover Artist: Tim Bradstreet

Item Code: APR171224
In Shops: June 7th, 2017
SRP: $3.99

NEW SERIES! It’s the late 14th Century, and a Great Pestilence-the ‘Black Death’- is sweeping across Europe, killing over 100 million people. BUT, what if history as we know it was a lie? What if, in reality, this was no straightforward plague, but the FIRST non-recorded Zombie Infestation of man? Ex-Crusader Roderick Helms and his fellow ‘black ops’ agents the Church, Fiat Lux, must seek out the cause of this undead outbreak and vanquish it before mankind ceases to exist! Written by the master of violence, gore, and mayhem, Frank Tieri (Marvel vs Capcom, Wolverine, Deadpool), with spectacular art from Disney illustrator, Oleg Okunev, and covers by Eisner Award-nominated artist Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher, Hellblzer)!

Riverdale #3 – Cover A by Francesco Francavilla
Riverdale #3 – Cover B by Marguerite Sauvage


Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Various

Artist: Joe Eisma
Cover Artists:
Francesco Francavilla (Cover A)
Marguerite Sauvage (Covers B + C)
Item Codes:
APR171318 (Cover A)
APR171319 (Cover B)
APR171320 (Cover C)
Riverdale #3 – Cover C by Marguerite Sauvage

In Shops: Jun 07, 2017

SRP: $3.99

From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the new CW series Riverdale, this brand-new, ongoing comic series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, Josie & the Pussycats and their friends, exploring small-town life and the darkness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade, as based on the hit new CW TV series Riverdale!

The Unsound #1 – Cover A by Jack Cole
The Unsound #1 – Cover B by David LaFuente


Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jack Cole
Cover Artists:
Jack Cole
David LaFuente
Item Codes:
APR171381 (Cover A)
MAR178684 (Cover B)
In Shops: Jun 07, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Ashli’s first day as a nurse at Wiermont Psychiatric Hospital turns into a nightmare as a bloody riot sends her fleeing into the bowels of the hospital. Her descent takes her to a hellish world populated by lunatics and monsters, cloaked in a secret history of black magic and heinous scientific experiments.

Ash vs. the Army of Darkness #0 – Cover A by Nick Bradshaw


Writers: Chad Bowers, Chris Sims
Artist: Mauro Vargas
Cover Artists:
Nick Bradshaw (Covers A + E)
Reilly Brown (Cover B)
Mauro Vargas (Cover C)
Pasquale Qualano (Cover D)
J. Scott Campbell (Cover F)
Item Codes:
APR171529 (Cover A)
APR171530 (Cover B)
APR171531 (Cover C)
APR171532 (Cover D)

Ash vs. the Army of Darkness #0 – Cover B by Reilly Brown

APR171533 (Cover E)
APR171534 (Cover F)

In Shops: Jun 07, 2017
SRP: $0.99

For 25 years, Ash Williams has been waging a war across time against the Army of Darkness. Now, Dynamite Entertainment is proud to present the next thrilling chapter, kicking off in this special 16-page prelude! Ash may be the Chosen One, but that doesn’t mean he can hold down a steady job. But when he’s scrambling for employment, will he find himself once again thrown into battle against the Deadites? Here’s a hint: The book ain’t called Ash: The Guy With A Regular Job Who Doesn’t Battle Against The Forces of Evil. Don’t miss out on the opening chapter of a new AOD epic from the red-hot writing team of Chad Bowers and Chris Sims and artist Mauro Vargas!


Game of Thrones: A Clash of Kings #1 – Cover A by Mike S. Miller
Game of Thrones: A Clash of Kings #1 – Cover B by Magali Villaneuve


George R. R. Martin, Landry Quinn Walker

Artist: Mel Rubi

Cover Artists:

Mike S. Miller (Covers A + E)
Magali Villaneuve (Covers B + G)
Marc Simonetti (Covers C + H)
Mel Rubi (Covers D + F + I)
Item Codes:
APR171535 (Cover A)
APR171536 (Cover B)
APR171537 (Cover C)
APR171538 (Cover D)
APR171539 (Cover E)

Game of Thrones: A Clash of Kings #1 – Cover C by Marc Simonetti
Game of Thrones: A Clash of Kings #1 – Cover D by Mel Rubi

APR171540 (Cover F)
APR171541 (Cover G)
APR171542 (Cover H)
APR171543 (Cover I)
APR171544 (Cover J)
APR171545 (Cover K)

In Shops: Jun 07, 2017
SRP: $3.99

George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire saga continues in the official comic book adaptation by Dynamite Entertainment! Following the events of A Game of Thrones, Westeros is embroiled in civil war, while Daenerys Targaryen — as heir to the Targaryen dynasty, seeks to reclaim the Iron Throne. Arya, with the help of Yoren, a brother of the Night’s Watch, has escaped from King’s Landing, but the road to the Wall brings its own dangers. Meanwhile, Sansa attends a tournament on the sadistic King Joffrey’s name-day, and Bran, in Winterfell, suffers from strange dreams of wolves…


Magnus #1 – Cover A by Giuseppe Camuncoli


Writers: Kyle Higgins, Chuck Wendig
Artists: Jorge Fornes, Alvaro SarresecaCover Artists:
Giuseppe Camuncoli (Covers A + G)
Jorge Fornes (Covers B + E + H)
Aaron Conley (Covers C + F + I)
Daniel Warren Johnson (Cover D)
Item Codes:
APR171589 (Cover A)
APR171590 (Cover B)
APR171591 (Cover C)
APR171592 (Cover D)APR171593 (Cover E)

Magnus #1 – Cover B by Jorge Fornes

APR171594 (Cover F)
APR171595 (Cover G)
APR171596 (Cover H)

APR171597 (Cover I)
In Shops: Jun 07, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Do humans dream of owning electric sheep? Artificial intelligences, rather than becoming our overlords, have settled into an uneasy symbiosis with humanity – they work for us as our colleagues and servants, earning vacation-time they spend in a boundless digital universe running on human-maintained server farms. But not all AIs are cool with the deal. Enter Magnus – a human psychologist tasked with navigating both worlds in order to bring recalcitrant AIs back into productive society…  BONUS TUROK STORY, CHAPTER THREE! The all-new saga of the all-new Turok continues: He’s a man on a mission, possessed, and he won’t let anyone or anything get in his way!


Divided States of Hysteria #1 – Cover A by Howard Chaykin
Divided States of Hysteria #1 – Cover B – Pride Month Variant by Howard Chaykin


Writer: Howard Chaykin
Artist: Howard Chaykin
Cover Artist: Howard Chaykin
Item Codes:
APR170684 (Cover A)
MAR178603 (Cover B)
In Shops: Jun 07, 2017
SRP: $3.99

An America sundered.
An America enraged.
An America terrified.
An America shattered by greed and racism, violence and fear, nihilism and tragedy…
…and that’s when everything really goes to hell.

Fish Eye #4 – Cover by Stefano Cardoselli


Writer: Massimo Rosi
Artist: Stefano Cardoselli
Cover Artist: Stefano Cardoselli

Item Code: DEC161867

In Shops: Jun 07, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Final Issue!

We are close to the end of the show. Everything must go…. Everyone is dying… but not Travis. Travis is still fighting for his life, for vengeance and for a life that turns out to be full of lies. But does a life lived on a TV screen really deserve to be lived? Tune in to the most brutal television show ever to hit the air, and join Scout Comics for a story that is a cross between The Truman Show and Die Hard!

Purchase from Scout Comics website!

Faith #12 – Cover A by Kano


Writer: Jody Houser
Art by Joe Eisma

Cover Artists:
Kano (Cover A)
Jen Bartel (Covers B + C + D)
Sarah Winifred Searle (Cover E)

Item Codes:
APR172135 (Cover A)
APR172136 (Cover B)
APR172137 (Cover C)
APR172138 (Cover D)
APR172139 (Cover E)

Faith #12 – Cover B by Jen Bartel

In Shops: Jun 07, 2017

SRP: $3.99

Faith vs. “THE FAITHLESS” – The final battle!

Framed for a crime, held prisoner by a team of her greatest enemies, and quickly running out of time, Faith must confront the truth of her first true defeat! But has victory truly come to The Faithless – a revenge-obsessed squad of malicious malcontents – or will Los Angeles’ soaring protector give them a run for their money first?

From the Hollywood Hills to the Santa Monica Pier, L.A. is about to witness the ultimate beat-down between good and evil…and when the final page arrives, you’ll be saying, “What the frack?!”



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