Top 3 for #NCBD 1/20/16

Need something new to read? Here are 3 great new books out this week that you might want to check out:

American Monster #1 (Aftershock Comics) $3.99
Writer: Brian Azzarello; Artist: Juan Doe

Synopsis: In a small Midwestern town, a large man with a horribly scarred face gets off a bus, and takes a room. He spooks the locals--nobody knows him--or do they? It's impossible to say because he seemingly has no face. The man's intentions remain unknown, until he takes on a corrupt sheriff and the rural crew of racist arms dealers. The town's impression of the man changes, and he's seen as a hero...until his real intentions bubble to the surface. The man isn't there to end the gang, but to take it over. And he's just getting started.

Why We Are Excited: The synopsis lets us know that there will be plenty of twists and turns to this story. Nothing will be what it seems on the 'face'. Azzarello's 100 Bullets showed us that he can write some great crime comics, so we are pumped to see where he will go with this brand new series.

Devolution #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) $3.99
Writer: Rick Remender; Artist: Jonathan Wayshak; Cover Art: Jae Lee

Synopsis: Every living creature on Earth has been devolved - the evolutionary clock turned back, reverting all life to odd mutations and prehistoric incarnations. The cities of man are little more than bloody territories ruthlessly dominated by tribal Neanderthals ruling from the backs of mammoths, packs of saber-toothed tigers, and giant man-eating insects. Writer Rick Remender (Black Science, Fear Agent) and artist Jon Wayshak (The Authority) take you on a journey with the last band of "Still Sapien" humans in the hope of locating an antidote and re-evolving the human race.

Why We Are Excited: Most of us at the shop agree that some of Remender's best work is when he's working outside of the tights and spandex world. This book looks to be another example of that opinion. High science meets great art. Plus previously extinct animals from the Ice Age! Yes, please!

Man Plus #1 (Titan Comics) $3.99
Writer & Artist: André Araujo

Synopsis: Welcome to Olissipo City - a shimmering metropolis where technology rules with a heavy hand, cyborg strike teams are commonplace, and the lines between man and machine grow hazier every day. From artist/writer André Lima Araújo (Avengers AI, Ultimate FF, Age of Apocalypse) comes this high-octane dystopian thriller that whisks the reader into the thick of a robotic skirmish and the unsettling conspiracy that lies at its heart…

Why We Are Excited: Like a good wine pairing, Man Plus feels like the perfect counter balance to our other pick Devolution. But instead of our society regressing to Neanderthals, this series sees humanity further blurring the line between man and machine. As man becomes more accustomed to using technology and machines, what does it really mean to be human anymore?


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