#NCBD 1/31/18: HCF's 5 Comics for New Comic Book Day!
Jan 31, 2018
Every Wednesday is New Comic Book Day (#NCBD) in comic book shops, where new comics release hit the shelves of comic book shops for eager fans to pick up and purchase.
We've highlighted five comics that are perfect recommendations for any Halloween ComicFest fan looking to get into spookier, Halloween-like comics!
In this week's list, for books coming out 1/31/18, there's definitely something for everyone: Anthony Bourdain's new series Hungry Ghosts begins, the Invasion continues in Outcast, Vampires attack in Dark Ark, and more!
Hungry Ghosts #1
(W) Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose (A) Alberto Ponticelli, Vanesa Del Ray (CA) Paul Pope
On a dark, haunted night, a Russian oligarch dares a circle of international chefs to play the samurai game of 100 Candles-where each storyteller spins a terrifying tale of ghosts, demons and unspeakable beings-and prays to survive the challenge. Inspired by the Japanese Edo period game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai, Hungry Ghosts reimagines the classic stories of yokai, yorei, and obake, all tainted with the common thread of food. First course: With bad consequence, a ramen chef refuses to help a beggar, and a band of pirates get more (and less) than they were bargaining for after their encounter with a drowning woman turns ghastly. Hungry Ghosts is cooked up by the infamous author and chef, Anthony Bourdain (Kitchen Confidential, Emmy-Award winning TV star of Parts Unknown) and acclaimed novelist Joel Rose (Kill, Kill, Faster, Faster, back again from their New York Times #1 best seller, Get Jiro!). Joining them this issue are stellar artists Alberto Ponticelli and Vanesa Del Rey, with amazing color by Jose Villarrubia, and a drop-dead cover by Paul Pope.
(W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Paul Azaceta
"INVASION," Part Two
Things are getting worse in Rome, West Virginia. Much worse.
Dark Ark #5
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Juan Doe
In a bid to take control of Shrae's ark, the vampires have staged a vicious attack on man and monster alike. Now, in the aftermath of the attack, Shrae and his family must decide how to carry on. But the attempted coup has drawn the attention of more powerful forces...forces of darkness...and forces of light!
From writer Cullen Bunn (X-Men Blue, Deadpool, Venom) and artist Juan Doe (AMERICAN MONSTER, WORLD READER) comes a sinister tale of biblical proportions that HAD to be told at AfterShock Comics.
Saucer State TP
(W) Paul Cornell (A/CA) Ryan Kelly
The story of Arcadia Alvarado, former alien abductee (possibly) and current President of the United States, continues, and now that she commands the highest office in the country, she'll use her power to find out what really happened. But, even with the power of the Presidency at her fingertips, will she be able to get to the truth? Either way, she will have to act fast as the biggest event in world history begins to unfold around her. All of the political intrigue and UFO mythology continues in the sequel and conclusion to the Hugo Award-nominated series Saucer Country.
Kitaro the Vampire Slayer: Volume 5
(W) Shigeru Mizuki (A/CA) Shigeru Mizuki
Kitaro the Vampire Slayer is the fifth volume in Shigeru Mizuki's bizarre stories about a yokai boy and his entourage of otherworldly friends. One of the most popular Kitaro tales, the title story pits Kitaro and his family against a Beatles-inspired mop-topped, guitar-playing vampire named Erit and his castle of horrors. In an unexpected twist - spoiler alert! - Kitaro meets his demise, but even death is hardly enough to keep our favorite yokai boy down. For fans of quirky horror, Kitaro the Vampire Slayer is not one to miss!
All of these comics are available at your local comic shop! To find a comic shop near you, visit Comicshoplocator.com!