Welcome to another installment of Monday Telemetry, a weekly blog from The Launchpad that covers some of the more interesting releases or events that are coming to the store in the coming week.
28 DAYS LATER #1
28 Days Later comes to comics as an ongoing series, connecting the film 28 Days Later to its sequel 28 Weeks Later! Focusing on Selena, one of the three survivors of the first film, as she embarks on an epic journey of her return to Great Britain! Scripted by Hexed and Fall Of Cthulhu's Michael Alan Nelson and drawn by newcomer sensation Declan Shalvey.
BATMAN & ROBIN #3
"Batman Reborn" concludes the explosive reteaming of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, WE3, New X-Men)! Witness Batman and Robin's final showdown against Professor Pyg and the Circus of Strange! The future looks bright for the new Dynamic Duo as they prove themselves in battle, but lurking in the shadows is a mysterious red-hooded vigilante. Also, the origin of Scarlet!
KEVIN SMITH RETURNS!
BATMAN: WIDENING GYRE #1
Once again, Kevin Smith - the fan-favorite creator behind GREEN ARROW and Daredevil - teams up with Walter Flanagan - the artist on the acclaimed series BATMAN: CACOPHONY - for an all-new adventure starring The Caped Crusader. The stakes are high as Batman encounters a new vigilante under his wing amidst what Smith describes as a "backdrop of romance, intrigue, and geek-bait guest stars galore." Trust us when we say that it's as awesome as it sounds. BATMAN: WIDENING GYRE is just the start of things for Kevin in the Bat-Universe so get on board now!
Dale Keown's classic hero Pitt makes his return to comics! What else do you need to know?
When Tim and Pitt's mission to track down those infected by an alien virus brings them to Jackie's stomping ground in New York, they are invariably drawn together. Both attract the unwanted attention of the Federal Government and mayhem ensues!
The crossover reunites The Darkness writer Paul Jenkins (Captain America, Mythos) and Pitt creator Dale Keown (Hulk: The End) and features two covers by series artist Keown and a variant cover by Eric Basaldua (Witchblade Annual).
GREAT JUMPING ON POINT, NEW CREATIVE TEAM!
FANTASTIC FOUR #570
Brand new creative team - Brave new comics experience! Be there as Marvel's newest exciting creator, Jonathan Hickman, teams up with superstar artist, Dale Eaglesham, to give you the Fantastic Four experience you've been waiting for! It's adventure, it's family, it's tough questions in dark times...See what happens when Reed Richards tries to SOLVE EVERYTHING.
NEW MUTANTS #4
"Return of Legion"-The pulse-pounding first story-arc comes to a climactic close as Legion takes on the whole team. Can Cannonball, Sunspot, Magma and Dani Moonstar defeat a villain with dozens of super-powered multiple personalities? And all the while Karma and Magik are stuck inside Legion's mind. Part 4 (of 4).
SON OF HULK #14
The Planet Sakaar may be no more, but the trials of the Son of Hulk are far from ended. As the Sakaarian survivors struggle to carry on, the Son of Hulk has only one goal in mind: revenge. He has led his people to another planet rich with the mystic Old Power...a planet he has laid claim to, whether its native population likes it or not. The Son of Hulk will claim his vengeance, even if it means laying waste to an innocent populace to do it. But even if he can bend this planet under his will, can he possibly become a match for Galactus, the devourer of worlds?