New in Comics: Clive Barker’s Next Testament, John Carpenter’s Asylum, and (Maybe) Jericho #3

By | May 29, 2013

A few choice selections from the comics due out May 29th (Note that the release dates are tentative on some of these titles):

Clive Barker Next Testament #1 (of 12)
Boom! Studios

Description: The first all-new original comic series created and written by Clive Barker is here! Julian Demond, captain of industry, has left behind everything to begin a walkabout — he believes he’s on a mission from God. While in the wasteland, he comes across a figure unlike any other, who calls himself WickÖand claims to be God. Their journey will span the globe, as neither man merely wants to make a mark on a world, but a scar. Clive Barker, with internationally acclaimed artist Haemi Jang (HELLRAISER: THE ROAD BELOW), come together to create the next legendary work in the canon of one of the great writers of our era. Ask your retailer about the ultra-limited edition signed Clive Barker variant cover, painted by the master of horror himself!

By: Clive Barker, Haemi Jang, Javi Montes

John Carpenters Asylum #1
Storm King Productions, Inc.

Description: There’s a war coming to the City of Angels. In tunnels beneath the city, in the dark alleys among the homeless, demons lurk and Lucifer bides his time. One man knows. One man sees. One man walks those dark streets. Father Daniel Beckett’s seen demons and he’s spoken to the Devil, but he’s never seen an angel and he’s never spoken to God. Obsessed and driven as much by betrayal as righteousness and anger as redemption, he walks the smoke-filled encampments of lost souls like Dante’s nine rings of the Inferno. He is God’s warrior at war with God.

By: Bruce Jones, Leonardo Manco

Jericho Season 4 #3 (of 5)
IDW

Description: John Smith’s dominance in Jericho continues as his plans for the ASA begin to take shape. With Hawkins imprisoned, Jake is left to deal with the duplicitous Smith on his own, and finds himself having to risk everything in order to carry out a secret agenda.

Meanwhile, ASA mole Palmer ingratiates himself with Major Beck, dangling the perfect bait in the hopes that Beck will grow to trust him-and tell him everything. But while tensions grow high in Jericho, danger pervades beyond it. Little does Hawkins know, his worst nightmares are about to come true when Allison is thrust into grave jeopardy.

By: Kalinda Vazquez, Andrew Currie

King Conan: Hour of the Dragon #1
Dark Horse

Description: An imprisoned King Conan battles a forgotten evil!

King Conan has faced many threats to his throne in Aquilonia-but none more deadly than a traitorous alliance backed by the resurrected sorcerer Xaltotun, at whose command mountains crumble!

* Adapts Robert E. Howard’s only Conan novel in two six-issue miniseries!

* The return of a fan-favorite Conan creative team!

By: Timothy Truman, Tomás Giorello, José Villarrubia, Gerald Parel

The Wake #1 (of 10)
DC Vertigo

Description: THERE’S SOMETHING DOWN THERE. . . ‘

When Marine Biologist Lee Archer is approached by the Department of Homeland Security for help with a new threat, she declines, but quickly realizes they won’t take no for an answer. Soon she is plunging to the depths of the Arctic Circle to a secret, underwater oilrig where they’ve discovered something miraculous and terrifying. . .

Writer Scott Snyder (BATMAN, AMERICAN VAMPIRE) and artist Sean Murphy (PUNK ROCK JESUS) bring their acclaimed talents to this sci-fi/horror epic that explores the horrors of the deep, probes the origins of human history, and leaps far beyond to a frightening future.

By: Scott Snyder, Sean Murphy

X-Men #1
Marvel

Description: Because you demanded it!

The X-Women finally get their own book, from critically acclaimed superstars Brian Wood (X-MEN, ULTIMATE X-MEN, DMZ, The Massive) and Olivier Coipel (AVX, HOUSE OF M, THOR)!

An old enemy shows up at the X-Men’s door, seeking asylum from an ancient evil come back to earth.

Meanwhile, Jubilee has come home, and she’s brought with her an orphaned baby who might hold the key to the earth’s survival. . . or its destruction.

Against a backdrop of what seems like an alien invasion and an eons-spanning war between brother and sister, Storm steps up and puts together a team to protect the child and stop a new threat that could destroy all life on earth!

By: Brian Wood, Olivier Coipel

Adventures Of Superman #1
DC

Description: Don’t miss the debut of this all-new, digital-first series starring The Man of Tomorrow, written and illustrated by some of comics’ finest talents! Witness Superman’s first encounter with the work of Lex Luthor, brought to you by Jeff Parker (Hulk) and Chris Samnee (Daredevil)!

By: Jeff Parker, Chris Samnee

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