Each week, the staff here at Proud Lion will be taking a look at our new releases and talking about their personal favourites. Take a look at our selections for this week!
Ben: Star Wars Destiny: Spirit of Rebellion
The Spirit of Rebellion booster packs made a great addition to an already excellent game, giving a range of new options and abilities to throw into your decks, not to mention the new characters. Not only do we have those who have become new favourites from Rogue One (including Jyn and Chirrut), but there are also a large number of new cards and dice that will make existing builds even more terrifying. Definitely worth getting your hands on a few of these! (Stabby stabby stabby with a vibroknife...)
Rae: Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout #1
Having never read a Guardians of the Galaxy comic before, I wasn't sure what to expect from this - good thing it was so much fun to read! The characters were just as funny as I'd hoped, and it was ridiculously easy to hear the voices of their film counterparts while reading. It's also a perfect one-shot to pick up if you enjoyed the Guardians movies, you'll feel right at home!
Maya: All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1 is an entertaining beginning to a new series, with the Guardians back together in space after the Grounded storyline. The issue starts with a heist and continues to be filled with silly moments, a baby Groot, a pacifist Drax and a Giant space fish. I'm looking forward to seeing if this series can stay on par with the great Brian Michael Bendis run.
Chris: Secret Empire #1 and Ab Irato #1
Secret Empire #1 gives us our first look at the world under Hydra's rule, and life doesn't seem so bad. Crime is down, employment is up and the new detention centres appear to have been built on time and on budget. The only problem? The underground resistance movement are attempting to secure a high value target who may turn the tide of the war. This enthralling storyline continues at pace, and I can't wait for the next issue.
As I would expect of any title taking its name from the Latin, Ab Irato looks strong and classic from the very first page. An evocatively illustrated tale set roughly hundred years in the future, with a shadowy resistance fighting back against an apparently authoritarian regime - but is it ever that black and white? I have high hopes for this series from Lion Forge, which may well be the next Invisible Republic.