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9 New Comics We Can’t Wait To Read In March 2019

What that, it’s March already?  Well, as we continue to surge deeper into 2019, we have once again trawled through all the upcoming solicitations to pick out some of the new comics that we’re most excited about getting our hands on this month.

So feast your eyes on our picks below, and feel free to let us know some of your own recommendations in the comments.


THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS: THE GRIM KNIGHT #1 (DC) (on sale 13th Mar)

Scott Snyder and Jock’s The Batman Who Laughs has been an absolute revelation to this point, putting the DC Metal standout front and centre where the character clearly belongs.  Spinning out of that series is this intriguing one-shot from Snyder, James Tynion IV and artist Eduardo Risso that takes a closer look at yet another fascinating new character.

Here’s the official blurb:

Ripped from Batman’s greatest nightmares, the Grim Knight is his world’s most dangerous vigilante, unafraid to use any weapon and go to any lengths to stop those whom he deems worthy of death.

Trained with the finest arsenal Wayne money can buy, learn the secret origin of the second-deadliest Batman, hand selected by the Batman Who Laughs to bring his dark plans to fruition. This one-shot has a big 28-page story!


SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY #1 (OF 6)  (on Sale 20th Mar)

With a fantastic premise that sees Spider-Man aging in real time since his 15-year-old 1962 Amazing Fantasy debut, Chip Zdarsky and Mark Bagley help celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Marvel with this intriguing limited series.

Here’s the official blurb:

In 1962, in AMAZING FANTASY #15, 15-year-old Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider and became the Amazing Spider-Man! Fifty-seven years have passed in the real world since that event — so what would have happened if the same amount of time passed for Peter as well?

A special high-end limited series that’s a part of the celebration of Marvel’s 80th anniversary, SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY combines the talents of Chip Zdarsky (SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN, MARVEL 2-IN-ONE) and Mark Bagley (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN) to tell the entire history of Spider-Man from beginning to end, set against the key events of the decades through which he lived!

In this first oversized issue, when Flash Thompson is drafted to serve during the Vietnam War, Spidey must weigh the question of where his responsibility truly lies!


LITTLE BIRD #1 (OF 5) (IMAGE COMICS) (on sale 13th Mar)

Up next we have a comic we’ve actually had the good fortune to read already, with Darcy Van Poelgeest and Ian Bertram telling the story of a young girl surviving in a bleak alternate future against the oppressive and fiercely theocratic United Nations of America. Ceej called it “an utterly fascinating, gorgeously illustrated opening salvo in what promises to be a savage assault on the senses”, and really, you need to check this one out, folks.

Here’s the official blurb:

Director/screenwriter DARCY VAN POELGEEST boasts a long list of awards and accolades for his storytelling prowess and brings the same writing finesse to IAN BERTRAM’s breathtakingly detailed artwork in the gorgeous, hyper-detailed miniseries LITTLE BIRD.

With the same limitless scope as a new EAST OF WEST or SAGA and the drama and surrealism of Akira, LITTLE BIRD follows a young resistance fighter who battles against an oppressive American Empire and searches for her own identity in a world on fire.


Transformers #1 (IDW PUBLISHING) (on sale 13th Mar)

 

Anyone who’s been following the Big Comic Page for any length of time knows that we’re massive Transformers fans, so there was literally no chance we weren’t going to recommend the fresh new era of IDW’s Transformer Universe, coming courtesy of Brian Ruckley, Angel Hernandez and Ron Joseph. You’re aren’t going to want to miss this.

Here’s the official blurb:

A NEW ERA DAWNS! In the infinite universe, there exists a planet like no other: Cybertron! Home to the Transformers, and a thriving hub for inter-stellar commerce, it is a world brimming with organic and constructed diversity. Immense structures line its landscape. Mechanical giants roam across its surface. Starship-sized titans orbit its skies, keeping a constant protective watch above and below.

Ancient Transformers merge into its very fabric. Small, mysterious creatures skulk in its shadows. It is a truly amazing realm, long untouched by war, and exuberantly reaching for the stars. This is the Cybertron that Optimus Prime and Megatron vie for in this bold new origin—a world of seemingly endless peace! All that changes when Bumblebee and Windblade take a newly-forged Cybertronian on his first voyage through this world of wonders—they are confronted by the hard reality of the first murder to have occurred on Cybertron in living memory!


Invisible Kingdom #1 (DARK HORSE COMICS) (on sale 20th Mar)

Another new release that we’ve had the pleasure of reading already, Invisible Kingdom sees the legit comic book dream team of G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward coming together to create what Ceej calls “an epic space opera with some of the best artwork you’re going to see in a monthly comic book.”  Seriously, what else do you need to know?

Here’s the official blurb:

Set in a in a far-flung star system, this new epic sci-fi monthly saga tells the tale of two women—a young religious acolyte and a hard-bitten freighter pilot—who separately uncover a vast conspiracy between the leader of the system’s dominant religion and the mega-corporation that controls society.

On the run from reprisals on both sides, this unlikely pair of rebels risk plunging the world into anarchy if they reveal the truth.  But when your beliefs betray you, what choice is there left?  By Hugo Award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson (Wonder Woman, Ms. Marvel) and Eisner Award-winning artist Christian Ward (Black BoltODY-C).


GLOW #1 (IDW PUBLISHING) (on sale 27th Mar)

In an interesting (but definitely logical) television-to-comic adaptation, the IDW creative team of Tini Howard and Hannah Templer are bringing the bold, larger-than-life stars of Netflix’s smash hit G.L.O.W. to the printed page in their own new series.  If you’re a fan of the show then you definitely need to check this one out.

Here’s the official blurb:

The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are ready to take on the world—or at least LA—in this comic based on the hit Netflix series! When the unthinkable happens and the women of GLOW find themselves ahead of schedule, Sam ruins the promise of a wrestling-free weekend with… more wrestling!

Robbed of blissful relaxation and forced to raise money to fund their way to the event, the GLOW team is less-than-prepared for their opponents: real gorgeous lady wrestlers. What could possibly go wrong?!


RONIN ISLAND #1 (BOOM! STUDIOS) (On sale 3rd Mar)

Greg Pak has been doing some stellar work at BOOM! Studios on the likes of Firefly and Mech Cadet Yu, so the idea of him teaming up with artist Giannis Milonogiannis on a brand new supernatural Samurai epic is more than enough to pique our interest.

Here’s the official blurb:

After a mysterious attack wipes out the major cities of 19th century Japan, Korea, and China, survivors from all three lands find refuge on a hidden island and build a new society.

Hana, the orphaned daughter of Korean peasants, and Kenichi, son of a great samurai leader, have little in common except for a mutual disdain for the other. But these young warriors will have to work together when an army invades the island with shocking news: there is a new Shogun and the Island is expected to pay fealty in exchange for protection from a new enemy…a mutated horde that threatens to wipe out all
humanity.

Award-winning writer Greg Pak ( Firefly, Mech Cadet Yu ) and artist Giannis Milonogiannis ( Prophet ) present a story that examines how we move forward when our past divides, set against the backdrop of a post-disaster 19th century Japan.


ASSASSIN NATION #1 (IMAGE COMICS) (on sale 13th Mar)

Kyles Starks is another long-time BCP favourite from his work on Sexcastle and Rock Candy Mountain, and this brand new series which pokes fun at the world of hired killers is shaping up to be a ton of fun.  Oh, and did we mention that it’s also illustrated by two-time Eisner winning Erica Henderson?  Lock and load, baby.

Here’s the official blurb:

Hot off her breakout success at Marvel, two-time Eisner award winner ERICA HENDERSON (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Jughead) teams up with KYLE STARKS (writer of sales beast Rick and Morty) for a hilarious twist on the hitman trope that will have readers laughing in the aisles over ASSASSIN NATION.

The World’s Former Greatest Hitman hires the 20 best assassins in the world to be his bodyguards. These mean-as-hell hired guns and murderers must work together to keep the new crime boss safe while attempting to solve the mystery of who’s trying to off him. With the same laugh-until-you-cry spirit of action-comedies like Hot Fuzz, Tropic Thunder, and Deadpool, ASSASSIN NATION is the bombastic, side-splitting murder-fest you’ve been waiting for.


CALAMITY KATE #1 (DARK HORSE COMICS) (on sale 13th Mar)

Rounding out our list of recommendations is yet another book we’ve already read and reviewed, so believe us when we say that Calamity Kate from Mags Vissagio and rising star artist Corin Howell is well worth a look.  Particularly if “the idea of a sword-wielding, monster-slaying woman kicking some serious ass appeals to you in the slightest.”

Here’s the official blurb:

Kate Strand reboots her destructive life and moves to LA to be the superhero she always wanted to be—Calamity Kate: gun-toting monster killer. With her latest career change, she faces new challenges, relationships, and competition; desperate to show she’s worth a damn in a world overrun by zombies, vampires, demons, goblins, and the ultimate monster bounty: the Seven Fabled Beasts of Yore.

From the Eisner and GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer of the breakout hit Kim & Kim and DC Comics’ Eternity Girl with Gerard Way, and artist on IDW’s Ghostbusters and X-Files, comes this modern-day, adventure of heroes and monsters.


ceejThe writer of this piece was: Craig Neilson-Adams (aka Ceej) Article Archive: Ceej Says You can follow Ceej on Twitter


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