Happy New Comic Book Day Ninja Nation. Here is what hit us today like a well placed throwing star!
From Dark Horse Comics and writers Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden and artist Ben Stenbeck, Baltimore: Plague of Ships #2 of 5. Setting sail from a harbor choked with sunken ships, where plague victims are burned in great furnaces, Lord Baltimore reveals a terrible incident that took place during the war, where his men fell victim to creatures that feast on the freshly dead, and Baltimore himself first met the vampire who has become his obsession.
Praise for Baltimore or The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire.”Mythic adventure, midway between Lovecraft and the Brothers Grimm. The book burns with black inspiration.” -Sci Fi Magazine
From DC, Secret Six # 25. This is the showdown you’ve been waiting for, as two Secret Six teams head for a nasty collision! Who is left standing, and will there even be a Secret Six when the dust settles? Bad guy guests galore in this explosive issue!
From DC’s Vertigo, written by Christ Roberson and art by Michael Allred, in the search for Dead Fred’s killer, Gwen Dylan has learned more than she bargained for and discovers that she’s been wrong about a great many things. Now she finds herself faced with a choice: risk losing all that she is, or become a real monster. As if that weren’t enough, a confrontation with one of the fearless monster hunters leads in unexpected directions. And what about Spot the were-terrier, Ellie the ghost-girl, and Claire the vampire? All this and more in the conclusion of iZOMBIE’s debut arc.
From DC’s Vertigo, written by Mathew Sturges and art by Luca Rossi and Phil Noto, it’s goblins and witches versus the Thinking Man’s robot army fighting for control of the Summerlands! While war rages outside, Fig and the Witch Queen Diana find themselves in terrible trouble. And their savior is not who you’d expect. Seriously, if you expected this particular savior, you win a medal. Also includes a bedtime story for goblins told by the inimitable Tursig and illustrated by none other than Phil Noto (BATGIRL, JONAH HEX).