Staff Picks August 14, 2019

CONAN THE BARBARIAN EXODUS #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A/CA) Esad Ribic
MAN VS. NATURE IN THE NEVER-BEFORE-TOLD STORY OF CONAN'S FIRST JOURNEY FROM CIMMERIA!
Long have the stories told of CONAN, who came from the frozen hills of his homeland, Cimmeria, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth in the Hyborian Age - but now you will witness the epic tale of the young barbarian's first journey from home from visionary creator Esad Ribic!
Fifteen winters in Cimmeria have toughened the young Conan, but his greatest challenge lies ahead. Braving the elements, without food, without shelter, without weapons, Conan must learn to survive even as nature itself conspires to stop him. The snow freezes his bones. The wolves smell his blood. But if he can reach civilization, will his wounds heal...or will his troubles just begin?
With a majestic scope underscored by the completely visual narrative, don't miss this truly special moment in Conan's story and an unprecedented issue in Marvel Comics publication history!
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EVENT LEVIATHAN #3 (OF 6) - DC COMICS

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Alex Maleev

From the award-winning team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev, it's DC's biggest whodunit in years! The world's greatest detectives-Batman, Green Arrow, Lois Lane, Plastic Man, the Question and Martian Manhunter-have gathered to solve the mystery behind the true identity of Leviathan's leaders and the destruction of the world's top intelligence agencies! Red Hood is their leading suspect-and he is on the loose! Plus, the Silencer takes her shot! This mystery will unleash a new evil on the DC Universe!

 

AGE OF CONAN VALERIA #1 (OF 5) - MARVEL COMICS #conan #marvel

(W) Meredith Finch (A) Aneke (CA) Jay Anacleto

AN ALL-NEW QUEST FOR ROBERT E. HOWARD'S VALERIA AS SHE SEEKS TRUTH - AND REVENGE!
Journey into the Hyborian Age with Valeria, the hero from Robert E. Howard's classic CONAN story "Red Nails," on an all-new quest set before the fan-favorite tale!
Before her careers as a pirate and mercenary and before she crossed paths with the Red Brotherhood and the likes of Conan of Cimmeria, Valeria was a young woman from Aquilonia, seeking justice for a crime gone unpunished. But as the formidable Valeria makes her way in this world, proving her capability against those who doubt her abilities as a young woman, she will find more than she bargained for in her thirst for revenge.
Her deadly fighting skills will be put to the test and her trust will be shaken as she hunts her brother's killer and comes into her own as a force to be reckoned with in the Hyborian Age! Don't miss the start of an all-new classic, from Meredith Finch (Wonder Woman, SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN) and Aneke (Red Sonja, DC's Bombshells)!
Plus: The first chapter of an all-new novella featuring one of CONAN's greatest nemeses - the wizard THOTH-AMON!
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TITANS BURNING RAGE #1 (OF 7)
DC COMICS
(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Scott Eaton, Wayne Faucher (CA) Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund
Available to comics shops for the first time! Hawk and Dove lead ordinary citizens in an uprising against the rich-but former Doom Patrol member Mento is pulling their strings! It's up to the Titans to uncover his sinister purpose before someone gets killed! These stories were originally published in TITANS GIANT #1 and 2.