'Dancer' delivers intrigue
May 16th, 2012
05:28 PM ET

'Dancer' delivers intrigue

Greetings, fellow comics readers!

This week is an excellent opportunity to show those newly interested in comic books (perhaps due to a certain $1 billion grossing movie) that comics aren't just about superheroes.

The best example of what's possible without a man in tights is this week's first issue of "Dancer," from Image Comics.

This series is not just your usual "retired assassin chased by sniper" story. In this case, the assassin's ballerina companion is a major part of the ultra-violent action in Milan, Italy.

Daniel Dean of Titan Games and Comics in Smyrna, Georgia said this title caught his interest because it is written by Nathan Edmondson, most recently known as the writer of DC's "New 52" series, "Grifter."

“More importantly to me, and people in the store, he produced ‘Who is Jake Ellis?’" said Dean. "Really, really great stuff.”

Dean also compared the series to the series of "Bourne" novels and movies.

“It reminds me of some of the stuff Vertigo would put out in a ‘Scalped’ vein," he said.

This comic is a good choice for new readers, additionally,  since it is a limited mini-series and therefore does not involve any long-term commitment on the readers' part, Dean said.

As always, today is the big day, so go forth and read!

Is there a comic out there that you really love? Let us know in the comments. We’re always looking for tips on good comics!

Here are some of the comics scheduled to hit the shelves on May 16, 2012. Your local retailer will probably have these and others, so make sure to check with them for more details.

 

IMAGE COMICS

Activity #6 $3.50
Artifacts #1-13 Complete 1-In-100 Foil Variant Cover Set (Signed By Marc Silvestri) $500.00
Dancer #1 $3.50
Danger Club #2 $2.99
Darkness #103 $2.99
Glory #26 $2.99
Hardcore #1 $2.99
Hardcore #1 (Marc Silvestri Top Cow Store Sketch Variant Cover) $10.00
Hell Yeah #3 $2.99
Manhattan Projects #3 $3.50
Mondo #2 (Of 3) $4.99
Saga #3 $2.99
Thief Of Thieves #4 $2.99

Digital Same Day As Print

The Activity #6
Glory #26
The Manhattan Projects #3
Mondo #2 (Of 3)
Saga #3

DC COMICS

Batman Bruce Wayne The Road Home TP $17.99
Batwoman #9 (Ben Oliver Black & White Variant Cover) AR
Batwoman #9 (Ben Oliver Regular Cover) $2.99
Birds Of Prey #9 (Night Of The Owls) $2.99
Blue Beetle #9 $2.99
Captain Atom #9 $2.99
Catwoman #9 (Night Of The Owls) $2.99
Catwoman Volume 1 The Game TP $14.99
DC Universe Presents #9 $2.99
Deadenders TP $29.99
Fables Volume 1 Legends In Exile TP (New Edition) $12.99
Green Lantern Brightest Day TP $19.99
Green Lantern Corps #9 $2.99
Green Lantern The Animated Series #2 $2.99
Green Lantern Volume 1 Sinestro HC $22.99
Hellblazer #291 $2.99
Justice League #9 (Carlos D'Anda Variant Cover) AR
Justice League #9 (Combo Pack Edition) $4.99
Justice League #9 (Jim Lee & Scott Williams Regular Cover) $3.99
Justice League #9 (Jim Lee Black & White Variant Cover) AR
Legion Of Super-Heroes #9 $2.99
Nightwing #9 (Night Of The Owls) $2.99
Red Hood And The Outlaws #9 (Night Of The Owls) $2.99
Saucer Country #3 $2.99
Scalped #58 $2.99
Secret Society Of Super-Villains Volume 2 HC $39.99
Shade #8 (Of 12)(Jill Thompson Variant Cover) AR
Shade #8 (Of 12)(Tony Harris Regular Cover) $2.99
Supergirl #9 $2.99
Wonder Woman #9 (Cliff Chiang Black & White Variant Cover) AR
Wonder Woman #9 (Cliff Chiang Regular Cover) $2.99

Digital Same Day As Print

Batman Beyond (2012- ) #6
Batwoman (2011- ) #9
Birds of Prey (2011- ) #9
Blue Beetle (2011- ) #9
Captain Atom (2011- ) #9
Catwoman (2011- ) #9
DC Universe Presents (2011- ) #9
Green Lantern Corps (2011- ) #9
Green Lantern: The Animated Series #2
Justice League (2011- ) #9
Legion of Super-Heroes (2011- )#9
Nightwing (2011- ) #9
Red Hood and the Outlaws (2011- ) #9
Supergirl (2011- ) #9
Wonder Woman (2011- ) #9
Beyond the Fringe #6B
The Shade #8
Single: Superman #1
DC Nation Mini-Mag: Young Justice #1

MARVEL COMICS

Amazing Spider-Man Ends Of Earth #1 $3.99
Avengers #26 $3.99
Avengers Academy #30 $2.99
Avengers The Contest TP $16.99
Avengers Vs X-Men #4 (Of 12)(Jerome Opena Sketch Variant Cover) AR
Avengers Vs X-Men #4 (Of 12)(Jerome Opena Variant Cover) AR
Avengers Vs X-Men #4 (Of 12)(Jim Cheung Regular Cover) $3.99
Avengers Vs X-Men #4 (Of 12)(Mark Bagley Avengers Team Variant Cover) AR
Avengers Vs X-Men #4 (Of 12)(Mark Bagley Variant Cover) AR
Avengers Vs X-Men #4 (Of 12)(Mark Bagley X-Men Team Variant Cover) AR
AvX Vs #2 (Of 6)(Salvador Larroca Regular Cover) $3.99
AvX Vs #2 (Of 6)(Steve McNiven Fight Poster Variant Cover) AR
Daredevil #13 $2.99
Deadpool MAX Second Cut HC (Premiere Edition) $24.99
Fantastic Four #605.1 $2.99
Fury MAX #2 $3.99
Generation Hope The End Of A Generation TP $15.99
Hulk Smash Avengers #3 (Of 5) $2.99
Incredible Hulk #7.1 $2.99
Invincible Iron Man #517 $3.99
John Carter The Gods Of Mars #3 (Of 5) $2.99
Marvel Universe Vs Wolverine TP $14.99
Marvel's The Avengers Black Widow Strikes #2 (Of 3) $2.99
Moon Knight By Brian Michael Bendis And Alex Maleev Volume 2 HC (Premiere Edition) $24.99
New Avengers By Brian Michael Bendis Volume 3 HC (Premiere Edition) $29.99
New Mutants #42 $2.99
New Mutants Classic Volume 7 TP $29.99
Secret Service #2 (Of 7)(Dave Gibbons Regular Cover) $2.99
Secret Service #2 (Of 7)(Leinil Francis Yu Variant Cover) AR
Thunderbolts #174 $2.99
Uncanny X-Men #12 $3.99
Venom #18 $2.99
Winter Soldier #5 $2.99
Wolverine And Black Cat Claws 2 TP $14.99
X-Factor #236 $2.99

Digital Same Day As Print

Amazing Spider-Man: Ends Of The Earth #1
Avengers #26
Avengers Vs. X-Men #4
Avengers Academy #30
AvX: Vs. #2
Daredevil #13
Fantastic Four #605.1
Hulk Smash Avengers #3
Incredible Hulk #7.1
Invincible Iron Man #517
John Carter: Gods Of Mars #3
Marvel’s The Avengers: Black Widow Strikes #2
New Mutants #42
Thunderbolts #174
Uncanny X-Men #12
Venom #18
Winter Soldier #5
X-Factor #236

IDW PUBLISHING

30 Days Of Night 10 Bloody Years Treasury Edition TP $9.99
Complete Chester Gould's Dick Tracy Volume 13 1950-1951 HC $39.99
Jurassic Park Dangerous Games HC $24.99
Last Unicorn Deluxe Edition HC $50.00
Locke And Key Clockworks #6 (Of 6)(Gabriel Rodriguez Regular Cover) $3.99
Locke And Key Clockworks #6 (Of 6)(Gabriel Rodriguez Variant Cover) AR

Digital Same Day As Print

Locke & Key: Clockworks #6

DARK HORSE COMICS

B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth The Devil's Engine #1 (Of 3) $3.50
Bride Of The Water God Volume 11 TP $9.99
Classic Marvel Characters The Fantastic Four #5 Dr. Doom $49.95
Conan The Barbarian #4 $3.50
Domo 2 Inch Qee Series 4 15 Figure Mystery Box Display AR
Eerie Archives Volume 10 HC $49.99
Hellboy Volume 2 Wake The Devil TP (6th Printing) $17.99
Paradox Entertainment Presents Kult TP $12.99
Reset #1 (Of 4)(Matt Kindt Variant Cover) AR
Reset #2 (Of 4) $3.50
Star Wars Dawn Of The Jedi Force Storm #4 (Of 5) $3.50

Dynamite Entertainment

Army Of Darkness #4 (Tim Seeley Regular Cover) $3.99
Ninjettes #4 (Admira Wijaya Regular Cover) $3.99
Ninjettes #4 (Admira Wijaya Virgin Variant Cover) AR
Ninjettes #4 (Eman Casallos Risque Variant Cover) AR
Nowhere Man #3 (Of 4)(Jeevan J. Kang Regular Cover) $3.99
Shadow #2 (Alex Ross Regular Cover) $3.99
Shadow #2 (Alex Ross Virgin Variant Cover) AR
Shadow #2 (Howard Chaykin Red Variant Cover) AR
Shadow #2 (Howard Chaykin Regular Cover) $3.99
Shadow #2 (Jae Lee Negative Variant Cover) AR
Shadow #2 (Jae Lee Regular Cover) $3.99
Shadow #2 (John Cassady Black & White Variant Cover) AR
Shadow #2 (John Cassady Regular Cover) $3.99
Shadow #2 (Ryan Sook Regular Cover) $3.99
Vampirella Vs Dracula #4 (Of 6)(Joseph Michael Linsner Regular Cover) $3.99
Voltron #5 (Alex Ross Regular Cover) $3.99
Voltron #5 (Alex Ross Virgin Variant Cover) AR
Voltron #5 (Sean Chen Red Variant Cover) AR
Voltron #5 (Sean Chen Regular Cover) $3.99

Digital Same Day As Print

Army Of Darkness Vol 3 #4
Garth Ennis’ Ninjettes #4
The Shadow #2
Vampirella Dracula #4
Voltron #5

BOOM! Studios

Adventure Time #4 (Cover A Kassandra Heller) $3.99
Adventure Time #4 (Cover B Chris Houghton) $3.99
Adventure Time #4 (Cover C Scott C) AR
Adventure Time #4 (Cover D Bettie Ward) AR
Planet Of The Apes #14 (Cover A Carlos Magno) $3.99
Planet Of The Apes #14 (Cover B Damian Couceiro) $3.99
Planet Of The Apes #14 (Cover C Carlos Magno Sketch) AR
Steed And Mrs Peel #5 (Of 6)(Cover A Ian Gibson) $3.99
Steed And Mrs Peel #5 (Of 6)(Cover B Ian Gibson) AR
Valen The Outcast #6 (Cover A Khary Randolph) $3.99
Valen The Outcast #6 (Cover B Eddie Nunez) $3.99
Valen The Outcast #6 (Cover C Matteo Scalera) AR
Valen The Outcast #6 (Cover D Eddie Nunez Sketch) AR
Valen The Outcast #6 (Cover E Khary Randolph Sketch) AR
WordGirl Volume 4 Fashion Disaster GN $7.99

Digital Same Day As Print

Adventure Time #4
Steed & Mrs. Peel #5
Valen the Outcast #6

Archie Comics

Archie Double Digest #229 $3.99
Jughead #213 $2.99
Sonic Universe #40 $2.99

Digital Same Day As Print

Archie Double Digest #229
Jughead #213
Sonic Universe #40

Oni

Coldest City HC $19.99
Crogans Loyalty HC $14.99
Secret History Of DB Cooper #3 $3.99
Sixth Gun #22 $3.99

Digital Same Day As Print

The Coldest City GN
The Secret History of D.B. Cooper #3
Sixth Gun #22

Red 5

Atomic Robo Real Science Adventures #2 $2.75
Dead Or Alive #4 (Of 4) $3.50

Digital Same Day As Print

Atomic Robo: Real Science Adventures #2
Dead or Alive #4

Top Cow

Digital Same Day As Print

The Darkness #103

Vertigo

Digital Same Day As Print

Hellblazer #291
Saucer Country #3

AR = ask your retailer for the price
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Digital List is via ComiXology

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