This week’s topic is Superheros. One of these is not a hero, but I figured it would count.
Shuri: A Black Panther Novel by Nic Stone
From New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone comes an all-new upper middle grade series based on one of the Marvel Universe’s break-out characters— Shuri, from Black Panther!
An original, upper-middle-grade series starring the break-out character from the Black Panther comics and films: T’Challa’s younger sister, Shuri! Crafted by New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone. Shuri is a skilled martial artist, a genius, and a master of science and technology. But, she’s also a teenager. And a princess. This story follows Shuri as she sets out on a quest to save her homeland of Wakanda.
For centuries, the Chieftain of Wakanda (the Black Panther) has gained his powers through the juices of the Heart-Shaped Herb. Much like Vibranium, the Heart-Shaped Herb is essential to the survival and prosperity of Wakanda. But something is wrong. The plants are dying. No matter what the people of Wakanda do, they can’t save them. And their supply is running short. It’s up to Shuri to travel from Wakanda in order to discover what is killing the Herb, and how she can save it, in the first volume of this all-new, original adventure.
Harleen by Stjepan Sejic
Dr. Harleen Quinzel has a theory: mental illness is a survival mechanism. As she seeks to help the broken souls of Gotham City piece together their sanity she will become the one thing she fears the most: one of them. A bold new retelling of the tragic origin of Harley Quinn told through the eyes of the only person who knows her better than anyone: Harleen.
A young psychiatrist with a potential cure for the madness that haunts Gotham City, Dr. Harleen Quinzel must prove her revolutionary theory to a skeptical establishment by delving into the disturbed minds of Arkham Asylum’s deadliest inmates. But the more time she spends with her criminally insane subjects, the closer she is drawn to one patient in particular–and the further she falls away from reality.The birth of legendary antihero Harley Quinn and the shocking origins of her twisted romance with the Joker are revealed in Harleen, a stunning new tale of love and obsession written and illustrated by renowned comics storyteller Stjepan Šejic (Aquaman: Underworld, Sunstone).
Collects Harleen #1-3
Silk Volume 1: Sinister by Robbie Thompson
Silk is back and badder than ever! Cindy Moon, the other victim of the radioactive spider that bit Peter Parker, has been working to find the missing members of her family since she escaped the bunker that was her home for so many years. But Silk’s quest has taken her down a darker path than expected, and now she’s in cahoots with the most ferocious feline in the Marvel Universe: the Black Cat! But not everyone in the Cat’s criminal crew is happy about the arrangement. Nor is a certain friendly neighborhood CEO of Parker Industries, and that will bring Cindy into conflict with Spider-Man and the Goblin King! What could have led her to this? Who is Espectro? And will Cindy go so far there’s no redeeming the Sinister Silk?
Collecting: Silk 1-6 & material from Amazing Spider-Man 1
Spider-Girl Volume 1: Family Values by Paul Tobin
An all-new hero for an all-new era! Not every fight can be resolved by punching someone in the face – but Spider-Girl’s gonna punch somebody anyway, just to make sure. Follow the swinging adventures of Anya Corazon, the Splendiferous Spider-Girl, as she balances the daily grind of teenage life with the bumps and bruises brought by banging ‘bows with bad guys! Guest-starring the Fantastic Four – and a villain our hero could never, ever defeat. Plus: Ana Kravinoff explodes onto the scene to prove to her father, Kraven the Hunter, she’s worthy of the family name by taking down one of the Spider family – and Spider-Girl is her chosen prey! The next generation of one of comics’ great rivalries takes center stage – and in the wings, a Goblin lurks! Collecting SPIDER-GIRL (2011) #1-8 and material from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #648.
Batwoman Volume 1: The Many Arms of Death by Marguerite Bennett
Batwoman returns with her own series in BATWOMAN VOL. 1, as a part of DC Rebirth!
The newest chapter of Batwoman’s life begins here! Monster Venom is the hottest new bioweapon on the market…and to break up the syndicate spreading it around the world, Batwoman’s going to have to return to the place where she spent some of her darkest hours!
With writing from Marguerite Bennett (DC BOMBSHELLS) and James Tynion IV (DETECTIVE COMICS), as well as spectacular art from Steve Epting (CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER) and Ben Oliver (THE MULTIVERSITY), this new series spins directly out of the smash hit DETECTIVE COMICS series!
BATWOMAN VOL. 1 collects issues #1-6 and the one-shot special BATWOMAN: REBIRTH #1.
Have you read any of these? Do you enjoy superhero books?