YOU HAVE KILLED ME (SOFTCOVER EDITION) JAMIE S. RICH (W) • JOËLLE JONES (A/CA) The classic graphic novel collaboration from the minds behind Lady Killer returns in a new softcover format! Antonio Mercer is a private eye by trade, a man bad luck seems to follow, as evidenced by his newest client—the sister of his former lover, Julie Roman, who’s now disappeared. And Julie’s sister, Jessica, is a real piece of work. Still, Mercer takes the case, getting entangled in the same family drama that drove him away. Well, maybe not exactly the same, because the Romans have made some… unsavory connections. As the bodies start piling up, Mercer has no choice but to see the case through to its end—or become one of its casualties. FEBRUARY 14 / 192 Pages / Softcover / Mature / Mystery, Crime / $19.99
Classic piece of private eye comics from Jamie S Rich and Joelle Jones. This was Jones' break out book. It's very well done.
THE IMMORTAL MEN #1 Written by JAMES TYNION IV • Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS “THE END OF FOREVER” part one! There is a secret history to the DC Universe of heroes who have protected humanity from the shadows since the dawn of time…and who can live forever. Enter the Immortal Men! The team, headed by the Immortal Man, has waged a secret war against the House of Conquest for countless years—but Conquest has dealt a devastating blow. When their base of operations, known as the Campus, is savagely attacked, the Immortal Men must seek out their last hope—an emerging metahuman known as Caden Park! Caden’s emerging powers may be able to ensure the Immortal Men’s survival—but will Conquest get to him first? On sale DECEMBER 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • FOLDOUT COVER • RATED T+
That cover is pretty awesome. I don't know what to make of the team yet. We'll see. I think Jim Lee is signed up for 3 issues?
DAMAGE #1 Written by ROBERT VENDITTI Art and cover by TONY S. DANIEL and DANNY MIKI Ethan “Elvis” Avery just wanted to serve his country. Instead, he’s been changed into a monster! Tasked as the government’s own living, breathing, ticking time bomb, Ethan retains no control when the monster takes over. Cheaper than a nuclear warhead and twice as effective, Ethan fights to rein in the damage he unleashes when the beast inside him springs free for one hour a day. With everyone around him in danger, Ethan struggles to contain the DAMAGE he inflicts on the DC Universe. On sale DECEMBER 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • FOLDOUT COVER • RATED T+
I loved the old Damage. I don't know that I am interested in this, but you never know.
THE SILENCER #1 Written by DAN ABNETT Art and cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. and SANDRA HOPE “CODE OF HONOR” part one! She’s one of the DC Universe’s deadliest assassins…and you’ve never heard of her. Super-strong, highly trained, armed with devastating and stealthy meta-human abilities, the Silencer is virtually invincible. Or at least she was. After decades as Leviathan’s chief assassin, Honor Guest put in her time and managed to get out with her skin intact. Now she lives a normal life with a normal family in a normal house on a normal street. But the past has come back to haunt her in the form of her old employer and a deadly new mission…and Talia Al Ghul won’t take no for an answer. Advance solicited • On sale JANUARY 10 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US • FOLDOUT COVER • RATED T+
I'm not super convinced this is something I need to read BUT Abnett is on a tear right now. And John Romita Jr, well he's still got some in the tank. I like the Leviathan angle. Let's see.
BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #1 Written by JAMES TYNION IV Art and cover FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II Variant cover by KEVIN EASTMAN The team behind the smash-hit crossover series is back to reunite the Dark Knight and the Heroes in a Half-Shell. When Donatello goes looking for a new mentor to help him improve his fighting skills, he opens a doorway to another reality, hoping to summon the Turtles’ one-time ally, Batman. But instead, he gets sent to Gotham City and someone else comes through the open portal—Bane! Suddenly, there’s a new gang boss in New York and he’s out to unite all the other bad guys under him. Can Donnie get back in time and bring Batman with him to help his brothers before Bane causes irreparable destruction? Co-published with IDW. On sale DECEMBER 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #2 Written by JAMES TYNION IV Art and cover FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II Variant cover by KEVIN EASTMAN The team behind the smash-hit crossover series is back to reunite the Dark Knight and the Heroes in a Half-Shell. When Donatello goes looking for a new mentor to help him improve his fighting skills, he opens a doorway to another reality, hoping to summon the Turtles’ one-time ally, Batman. But instead, he gets sent to Gotham City and someone else comes through the open portal—Bane! Suddenly, there’s a new gang boss in New York and he’s out to unite all the other bad guys under him. Can Donnie get back in time and bring Batman with him to help his brothers before Bane causes irreparable destruction? Co-published with IDW. On sale DECEMBER 20 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
I think it's pretty cool that the previous series sold so well that they are doing more. I appreciate that they are sticking with the same creative team.
DC UNIVERSE HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2017 #1 Written by GREG RUCKA, TOM KING, DENNIS O’NEIL, JEFF LEMIRE, MAX LANDIS, CHRISTOPHER PRIEST, SHEA FONTANA, JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and others! Art by STEVE EPTING, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, BILQUIS EVELY, OTTO SCHMIDT, NEIL GOOGE, FRANCIS MANAPUL and others Cover by ANDY KUBERT DC Comics’ finest talents have assembled to bring you a holiday special like you’ve never seen before! Join Superman, Wonder Woman and the Flash as they deliver powerful messages of hope like only The Worlds Greatest Super-Heroes can! Plus: Sgt. Rock fights the Nazis on Hanukah, the Teen Titans take on the literal ghost of Christmas past, and Swamp Thing battles that creeping feeling of existential dread! And don’t miss the legendary Denny O’Neil’s return to comics with an all-new Batman story! ONE-SHOT • On sale DECEMBER 6 • 96 pg, FC, $9.99 US • RATED T
These books are usually skippable crap but there are a lot of Top Talents on this.
ACTION COMICS #993 Written by DAN JURGENS Art by BRETT BOOTH and JOE PRADO Cover by DAN JURGENS and TREVOR SCOTT Variant cover by NEIL EDWARDS and JAY LEISTEN “BOOSTER SHOT” part one! As Superman struggles to cope with Mr. Oz’s true identity, the Man of Steel turns to the only “hero” he knows who can prove once and for all if Oz’s story is true: Booster Gold! But a massive power doesn’t want our heroes venturing through time, and will do anything it can to sabotage their journey! On sale DECEMBER 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
ACTION COMICS #994 Written by DAN JURGENS Art by BRETT BOOTH and JOE PRADO Cover by DAN JURGENS and TREVOR SCOTT Variant cover by NEIL EDWARDS and JAY LEISTEN “BOOSTER SHOT” part two! It’s the time-hopping team-up of Superman and Booster Gold—and on their quest to verify Mr. Oz’s identity, a mysterious force attempts to sabotage the journey! This time (pun!) our heroes wind up in the crosshairs of a deadly new villain—the time wraith responsible for their tumultuous journey! On sale DECEMBER 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Brett Booth and Booster Gold? Yes please.
BATGIRL #18 Written by HOPE LARSON Art by SAMI BASRI Cover by DAN MORA Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON It’s the holiday season in Burnside, and everyone is getting into the spirit…including Harley Quinn! After the maid of mischief infects Barbara Gordon’s company party with a killer virus, Batgirl must embark on a wild-goose chase around the city to find a cure. The clock’s ticking—will our hero save the day in time? On sale DECEMBER 27 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Sami Basri is EXCELLENT. Check out the run on POWER GIRL with Winick.
BATMAN #36 Written by TOM KING Art and covers by CLAY MANN Variant covers by OLIVIER COIPEL “SUPERFRIENDS” part one! Batman and Superman. For so many years they’ve fought together for justice. Sometimes, they’ve even fought each other. Now, from the creators who broke your heart in “The Ballad of Kite Man” comes a look at how the flaws of each frightens the other and how the hope in each inspires the other. Don’t miss this two-part event that everyone will be talking about as the relationship between these two men is forever changed. On sale DECEMBER 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
BATMAN #37 Written by TOM KING Art and cover by CLAY MANN Variant cover by OLIVIER COIPEL “SUPERFRIENDS” part two! The stunning conclusion to the two-part story. Torn apart by betrayal, Batman and Superman try to find a way back to friendship, to trust. Both understand that the future of the DCU depends on this relationship; both understand that without the help of the other, their lives will fall apart. And yet, one is still the spoiled rich boy, and the other is still the naive farm boy. Men from two worlds confront each other and try to see the hope behind the madness. On sale DECEMBER 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
I like Clay Mann on this book. I love the Superman/Batman partnership as well.
BATMAN BEYOND #15 Written by DAN JURGENS Art by PHIL HESTER and ANDE PARKS Cover by BERNARD CHANG Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON “The Long Payback” part two! The Royal Flush gang continues to deal Batman a deadly hand, but Terry soon discovers they’re not the only ones after him. Someone behind the scenes is coordinating an attack of Batman’s greatest villains against him, forcing Batman to overcome multiple threats if he has any hope of discovering who’s pulling the strings and manipulating Neo-Gotham’s underworld against him. On sale DECEMBER 27 • 32 pg, FC,$3.99 US • RATED T
Is Phil Hester the new artist? I'm good with that.
BATWOMAN #10 Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT Art by SCOTT GODLEWSKI Cover by DAN PANOSIAN Variant cover by MICHAEL CHO “Home Horrors” part one! After her deadly trip around the world hunting the infamous Many Arms of Death, Batwoman returns to Geneva, the site of her most brutal losses and memories. As the clock begins to tick on a new cycle of violence, Kate must overcome her haunted past to ensure her terrorist foes don’t begin the new year with a bang! On sale DECEMBER 20 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
Scott Godlewski is EXPLODING over at DC.
CYBORG #19 Written by KEVIN GREVIOUX Art by WILL CONRAD Cover by CLIFF RICHARDS Variant cover by CARLOS D’ANDA “WRETCHED OF THE EARTH” part one! While on an exploratory scientific mission in Africa, Cyborg encounters an ancient African Jinn who grants him his heart’s desire. But when the local warlord lays claim to this ancient and terrible power as well, Vic discovers that magic has dangerous consequences that he never expected. On sale DECEMBER 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
New writer. Still won't read this.
DETECTIVE COMICS #970 Written by JAMES TYNION IV Art by JOE BENNETT Cover by GUILLEM MARCH Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE “Fall of the Batmen” part two! Spoiler and the team still have unfinished business to resolve…and unfortunately for everyone, the Victim Syndicate feels the same way! On sale DECEMBER 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
DETECTIVE COMICS #971 Written by JAMES TYNION IV Art by JOE BENNETT Cover by GUILLEM MARCH Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE “Fall of the Batmen” part three! With the Victim Syndicate on the move and Clayface on the edge, the team faces a crossroads—but Batwoman believes she knows the way forward! The trick is…does Batman agree? On sale DECEMBER 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Uh oh, are we treading water here? Repeating the same characters over and over.
THE FLASH #36 Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON Art by HOWARD PORTER Cover by BARRY KITSON Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER “A Cold Day in Hell” part one! When one of The Flash’s Rogues is murdered inside Iron Heights prison, Barry Allen throws himself deep into the case, still reeling from the turmoil of his personal life! But when the clues begin to reveal an even greater conspiracy at work, The Flash soon discovers Iron Heights’ deadliest secret… On sale DECEMBER 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
THE FLASH #37 Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON Art by HOWARD PORTER Cover by BARRY KITSON Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER “A Cold Day in Hell” part two! The new crime lord of Central City has been revealed…and it’s worse than The Flash ever imagined! Betrayed by a former friend and trapped in Iron Heights prison with no escape in sight—will The Flash be too late to save his city from disaster? On sale DECEMBER 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
I just want to point out that I love Howard Porter's FLASH.
JUSTICE LEAGUE #34 Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST Art and cover by PETE WOODS Variant cover by NICK BRADSHAW “LOST” part one! When the Justice League is confronted by three concurrent threats, a sleep-deprived Batman makes a crucial error that causes an unthinkable—and potentially unforgivable—tragedy. Legendary Eisner Award-nominated writer Christopher Priest (Deathstroke) is joined by artist Pete Woods for a brand-new must-read Justice League story like you’ve never seen before! On sale DECEMBER 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
JUSTICE LEAGUE #35 Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST Art and cover by PETE WOODS Variant cover by NICK BRADSHAW “LOST” part two! Still greatly affected by the shocking events of the previous issue, the Justice League attempts to regain its balance when an alien infestation threatens the Earth. But nothing can prepare them for an attack closer to home…one that will reveal devastating truths about the League itself! On sale DECEMBER 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
I think Priest is doing a kick-ass job on DEATHSTROKE. I hope his JL is good. Pete Woods is a decent artist.
NIGHTWING #34 Written by TIM SEELEY Art by JAVIER FERNANDEZ Cover by JAVIER FERNANDEZ Variant cover by CASEY JONES “RAPTOR’S REVENGE” finale! With Nightwing injured, Raptor attempts to turn the citizens of Blüdhaven into monsters. It will take everything Nightwing has to stop Raptor. Will his rocky alliance with Blockbuster stand long enough to take down Raptor, or will Nightwing be forced to take down his two greatest foes alone? On sale DECEMBER 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
NIGHTWING #35 Written by SAM HUMPHRIES Art by BERNARD CHANG Cover by YASMINE PUTRI Variant cover by CASEY JONES “THE UNTOUCHABLE: HUNTERS!” Nightwing finally feels like he’s got his life in Blüdhaven under control. But the one thing he wasn’t expecting was for a case from his past in Gotham City to rear its head here—a murderer he never set eyes on, but whose unmistakable signature has arrived in his new city! How many people will die before he’s stopped this time? Or worse than that…what if Dick can’t stop him? Incoming creative team Sam Humphries and Bernard Chang kick off a story that will take Nightwing back to his days as Robin and force him to question his future as well! On sale DECEMBER 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
I really enjoyed the influence Tim Seeley has had on Dick Grayson. It's a memorable and impactful run. I'm not super into Humphries' work so far but we'll see. I love love love Bernard Chang, though.
SUPERMAN #37 Written by PETER J. TOMASI and PATRICK GLEASON Art by DOUG MAHNKE and JAIME MENDOZA Cover by IVAN REIS Variant cover by JONBOY MEYERS “SUPER SONS OF TOMORROW” part one! The four-part crossover between Superman, the Super Sons and the Teen Titans starts here! The Batman of Tomorrow travels to the present to prevent a cataclysmic disaster before it happens, revealing that Superboy will soon be responsible for the death of millions. But Superman will do anything to protect his son…and the Batman of Tomorrow is unwavering in his resolve to take down the Boy of Steel. Don’t miss a clash of titanic proportion in the opening chapter of this game-changing story! On sale DECEMBER 20 • 32 pg, FC, • $2.99 US • RATED T
SUPER SONS #11 Written by PETER J. TOMASI Art by JORGE JIMENEZ Cover by IVAN REIS Variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN “SUPER SONS OF TOMORROW” part two! The Super Sons are on the run after discovering Superboy’s dark destiny. Will Robin be able to protect his friend from the Batman of Tomorrow? On sale DECEMBER 20 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
TEEN TITANS #15 Written by guest writer PETER J. TOMASI Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL Cover by IVAN REIS Variant cover by CHAD HARDIN “SUPER SONS OF TOMORROW” part three! The Batman of Tomorrow reveals himself to the Teen Titans to recruit them to his cause. But the reunion gives way to the big question: is the life of an innocent child worth more than the lives of millions? It’s the Teen Titans vs. the Super Sons in the battle you’ve been waiting for! On sale DECEMBER 27 • 32 pg, FC, • $3.99 US • RATED T
WILDSTORM: MICHAEL CRAY #3 Written by BRYAN HILL from a story by WARREN ELLIS Art by N. STEVEN HARRIS and DEXTER VINES Cover by DENYS COWAN and BILL SIENKIEWICZ • Variant cover by JOHN PAUL LEON Crime forensics expert Barry Allen has a dark secret—and a prototype suit that makes him the fastest man alive. Michael Cray wants to make him pay for his sins, but is he able to catch a man faster than justice? And what will happen when Barry Allen turns his psychosis on Cray at hyper-speed? On sale DECEMBER 13 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
Is Deathblow going to go around killing DCU characters the whole time? That is awesome.
SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL VOL. 2: LITTLE RUNAWAY TP Written by CECIL CASTELLUCCI Art by MARLEY ZARCONE, MARGUERITE SAUVAGE and ANDE PARKS Cover by BECKY CLOONAN Shade hits the road in these stories from issues #7-12 of the acclaimed new series from DC’s Young Animal! After her high school friends made it clear they didn’t want her around, Shade realized she doesn’t want to be there anyway. Map in hand, she decides to explore America. First stop: Gotham City. The city’s population may have seen its fair share of madness, but never like this. The only thing Shade didn’t factor in is that embracing her powers ends up signaling her home planet as to her whereabouts, and Meta police are going to come looking for her stolen coat. On sale JANUARY 31 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7545-7 • MATURE READERS
I dig this book. I think this is it, though.
AQUAMAN VOL. 4: UNDERWORLD TP Written by DAN ABNETT Art and cover by STJEPAN SEJIC Enraged by rumors of Arthur’s survival in the slums of Atlantis, the ruthless King Rath orders the use of ancient Atlantean techno-magic to track down the Aquaman at all costs! But the ex-king Arthur can’t hide for long when his fate collides with that of a mysterious young woman on the run from Rath’s own secret police. Her name: Dolphin. Collects AQUAMAN #25-30. On sale JANUARY 24 • 152 pg, FC, $16.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7542-6
The new fantasy style arc. It's pretty good.
BATMAN BEYOND VOL. 2: RISE OF THE DEMON TP Written by DAN JURGENS • Art and cover by BERNARD CHANG Batman is drawn into a battle against global conquest after a violent visit from his old foe, Curare, pulls him into the fray. A new world power that no one anticipated or recognizes is reengineering large swaths of the planet, and Batman’s only chance of success hinges on an old friend joining him in the fight that looms ahead as Terry must face one of Bruce’s old teammates. Collects issues #6-12. On sale JANUARY 10 • 168 pg, FC, $16.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7522-8
I thought this arc went on a little long.
NIGHTWING VOL. 4: BLOCKBUSTER TP Written by TIM SEELEY and MICHAEL McMILLIAN Art by MIGUEL MENDONÇA, MINKYU JUNG, CHRISTIAN DUCE and others Cover by MARCUS TO One of the classic villains from Nightwing’s past shows up in Blüdhaven looking to use his brute force to exploit the city’s crime syndicates for protection. But it’s this rogues intellect that is going to be his real weapon in taking over Nightwing’s town. It’s up to the former Robin to stand up to this longtime nemesis, and he’ll have to use not only physical but also mental strength to take on this deadly and cerebral foe. Collects NIGHTWING #22-28. On sale JANUARY 17 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7533-4
Yeah. This stuff is solid.
ANARKY: THE COMPLETE SERIES TP Written by ALAN GRANT Art and cover by NORM BREYFOGLE and JOE RUBINSTEIN Following the devastating earthquake that rocked Gotham City, Anarky becomes one of thousands of refugees streaming out of the ruined city. On the hunt to find his missing parents, Anarky must confront the possibility that his biological father is none other than the Joker! Collects ANARKY #1-8. On sale JANUARY 17 • 200 pg, FC, $19.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7534-1
Norm Breyfogle is awesome but I can't find the energy to ever give a shiz about Anarchy.
AQUAMAN: THE WATERBEARER TP NEW EDITION Written by RICK VEITCH Art by YVEL GUICHET, MARK PROPST and others Cover by J.G. JONES Banished from Atlantis and branded a traitor with every denizen of the deep programmed to deliver him a death sentence, Aquaman must cope with life after the Obsidian Age. It’s Aquaman as you’ve never seen him before. Collects AQUAMAN #1-6 and AQUAMAN SECRET FILES #1. On sale JANUARY 3 • 200 pg, FC, $19.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7514-3
I always liked Yvel Guichet's art on this book. It's Aquaman's return from the dead with the water hand.
BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT VOL. 3 TP Written by ALAN GRANT Art by VINCE GIARRANO, BRET BLEVINS and others Cover by BRIAN STELFREEZE In these tales from the “Knightfall” epic, Jean-Paul Valley, the former Azrael, has taken over as Batman! As this untested Dark Knight struggles to keep crime in Gotham City under control, battling the Corrosive Man, Lady Clayface, the Ventriloquist, Scarface and others, Bruce Wayne retrains for battle with Lady Shiva! Plus, in a “Zero Hour” crossover, Batman and Robin encounter an Alfred from another Earth! Collects BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #0 and #24-31 plus BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT ANNUAL #2. On sale JANUARY 10 • 320 pg, FC, $24.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7520-4
So I just read volume 2 and it... kind of sucked? I am not huge into Alan Grant's Bat-books. This is kind of the worst/most boring of it all.
BLACK LIGHTNING: YEAR ONE TP NEW EDITION Written by JEN VAN METER Art by CULLY HAMNER Photo cover The electrifying origin of Black Lightning is collected in this title featuring the complete 6-issue miniseries. See how Jefferson Pierce went from teacher to the hero of Metropolis’s Suicide Slum, taking on corrupt politician Tobias Whale and the crime syndicate the One Hundred along the way. On sale JANUARY 10 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7964-6
I didn't really care about this BUT Cully's art is nice.
CAPTAIN ATOM: THE FALL AND RISE OF CAPTAIN ATOM TP Written by CARY BATES and GREG WEISMAN Art by WILL CONRAD Cover by JASON BADOWER Captain Atom hasn’t been seen or heard from in years—and even if you think you know what happened to him…you’re wrong! But you’re not alone. To this day, no one on Earth—not even the other superheroes—has an inkling of the missing Captain Atom’s true fate. At last, the truth is about to be revealed in a saga that transcends not only the meaning of life and death, but the limits of time and space. Collects issues #1-6. On sale JANUARY 3 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7417-7
What a turd-burger this turned out to be.
CHECKMATE BY GREG RUCKA VOL. 2 TP Written by GREG RUCKA, JUDD WINICK and ERIC TRAUTMANN Art by JOE BENNETT, EDDY BARROWS, JACK JADSON, CHRIS SAMNEE, MATTHEW CLARK, RON RANDALL and others Cover by MATTHEW CLARK and ART THIBERT Checkmate is on the hunt for the Outsiders! But something is afoul on Oolong Island. Then, Amanda Waller’s unauthorized Black Ops game is exposed! What does it mean for the future of Checkmate and of Amanda Waller? Also featuring Mademoiselle Marie and Kobra! Collects CHECKMATE #13-25 and OUTSIDERS #47-49! On sale JANUARY 24 • 392 pg, FC, $24.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7537-2
This is a great book ANd it contains the crossover with Judd Winick's OUTSIDERS which is awesome. Also: young Chris Samnee.
HARLEY QUINN AND THE GOTHAM CITY SIRENS OMNIBUS HC Written by PAUL DINI, SCOTT LOBDELL, MARC ANDREYKO, TONY BEDARD and PETER CALLOWAY Art by GUILLEM MARCH , ANDRES GUINALDO and others Cover by GUILLEM MARCH Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn are tired of playing by other peoples’ rules regardless of which side of the law they’re on. These tough ladies have a new agenda that’s all their own, and they’ll use any means necessary to pursue it. But can they get along and work as a team? And who will get hurt along the way? Collects GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #1-26 and CATWOMAN #83. On sale APRIL 18 • 648 pg, FC, $75.00 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7839-7
I won't be getting this but I like that DC is getting into these Omnibus formats.
GREEN ARROW: THE ARCHER’S QUEST TP NEW EDITION Written by BRAD MELTZER Art and cover by PHIL HESTER and ANDE PARKS Oliver Queen takes a moody, dangerous trip down memory lane as he and his former ward Arsenal seek out a series of legendary artifacts from his past and along the way run into the likes of the Shade, Solomon Grundy and Catman! Collects GREEN ARROW #16-21. On sale JANUARY 24 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7540-2
CLASSIC MUST READ SERIES.
LOBO BY KEITH GIFFEN AND ALAN GRANT VOL. 1 TP Written by KEITH GIFFEN and ALAN GRANT Art by SIMON BISLEY, DENYS COWAN and KEITH GIFFEN Cover by SIMON BISLEY It’s the big, bad Lobo book that has something to offend everyone! In these fast-shooting, gut-wrenching tales from the 1990s, Lobo’s out for revenge on whoever wrote an unauthorized biography of his life as a gun for hire! Then, the Easter Bunny hires Lobo to kill his biggest rival: Santa Claus! And Lobo signs on to kill the galaxy’s greatest criminal, but promptly gets killed. And 200 of the main man’s illegitimate offspring team up to knock off dear old dad! Collects LOBO #1-4, LOBO PARAMILITARY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #1, LOBO’S BACK #1-4, LOBO: BLAZING CHAIN OF LOVE #1 and LOBO CONVENTION SPECIAL #1. On sale JANUARY 24 • 320 pg, FC, $24.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7477-1
I've never read most of this.
SUPERBOY BOOK ONE TP Written by KARL KESEL and EDDIE BERGANZA Art by TOM GRUMMETT, DOUG HAZLEWOOD, MIKE PAROBECK, HUMBERTO RAMOS and others Cover by TOM GRUMMETT and KARL KESEL In the aftermath of the “Death of Superman” and the return of the Man of Steel, the new Superboy moves to Hawaii! But as his powers develop, the young clone of Superman must learn to be a hero as he battles villains including Sidearm and Knockout, and faces the effects of the dread clone plague! Collects issues #0-11. On sale JANUARY 3 • 296 pg, FC, $24.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7513-6
I have a weird soft spot in my heart for the 90s Superboy.
VIGILANTE: SOUTHLAND TP Written by GARY PHILLIPS Art by ELENA CASAGRANDE Cover by MITCH GERADS Donny was feeling pretty settled in his cushy life. Even though his girlfriend was politically active, he never gave social justice or racial issues any time. So, when Dorrie discovers something she shouldn’t have and ends up dead, no one expects Donny to be the guy to carry on her work—but that’s exactly what he does, putting on a mask and taking to the streets. He soon finds himself tangled in family history, political conspiracy, and a plot that goes far deeper than he ever imagined. Written by Gary Phillips, noted writer of the Ivan Monk series of novels, and drawn by Elena Casagrande (Suicide Risk), this hard-hitting tale of revenge and redemption takes the Vigilante into a whole new danger zone. This paperback collects the six-issue miniseries, including issues #4-6, which have never been published in print before. On sale JANUARY 31 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-6873-2
I like that they bailed on the issues because the sale sucked and said, "yeah, OK, this is will be collected later." I thought the series was OK over all. OK art and decent premise.
DOOM PATROL BOOK FOUR TP Written by RACHEL POLLACK Art by RICHARD CASE, STAN WOCH, LINDA MEDLEY, SCOT EATON, TOM SUTTON and others Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND Writer Rachel Pollack continues Grant Morrison’s legendary run on the DOOM PATROL with stories from issues #64-74 plus DOOM PATROL ANNUAL #2 and a tale from VERTIGO JAM #2. In these stories, the Doom Patrol must pull themselves together yet again as they move into a bizarre new headquarters, gain two new members and try to cope with the preteen menace known as the Wild Girls! On sale JANUARY 31 • 352 pg, FC, $34.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7451-1 • MATURE READERS
I'm torn about this. I am SO curious about the Rachel Pollack-era of DOOM PATROL but this shiz don't fit with my current format of tpb. Hmmm...
HELLBLAZER VOL. 18: THE GIFT TP Written by MIKE CAREY and DENISE MINA Art by LEONARDO MANCO, GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI, LORENZO RUGGIERO and FRAZER IRVING Cover by JOHN McCREA John Constantine has become a father. Through magic, coercion and deceit, the she-demon, Rosacarnis has birthed three children of the Hellblazer’s seed—Adam, Maria and Saul—and has now unleashed them upon the world. But before they can realize their malevolent destiny, the children must first confront and defeat their mortal father, a powerful and cunning mage. Collects HELLBLAZER #202-215. On sale JANUARY 24 • 328 pg, FC, $29.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7538-9 • MATURE READERS
I really liked the Mike Carey-era HELLBLAZER but that Denise Mina run is DEADLY.
SAVAGE THINGS TP Written by JUSTIN JORDAN Art by IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA Cover by JOHN PAUL LEON Twenty-five years ago, a secret government organization kidnapped children and trained them to be agents of chaos, designed to foment unrest and execute enemies of the state around the world. When these cold and unfeeling creations proved too difficult to control, the powers that be exterminated their kill squad with extreme prejudice. Too bad it didn’t work. Now a rogue band of the worst monsters the world has ever known is cutting a swath of terror across the United States, threatening not just to disrupt the peace but to expose secrets their handlers never wanted to come to light. The only way to stop them is to call back the only man who ever walked away from them. His code name is Abel, and he’s not afraid of getting his hands bloody. Collects SAVAGE THINGS #1-8. On sale JANUARY 24 • 184 pg, FC, $19.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7536-5 • MATURE READERS
This book is paced like an OGN so the tpb will read well The sociopathic-children-raised-to-be-assassins is a solid premise but some of the execution didn't work for me.
BATMAN BLACK & WHITE BATMAN BY JONATHAN MATTHEWS STATUE Designed and sculpted by JONATHAN MATTHEWS Jonathan Matthews has sculpted some of DC Collectibles’ most popular collectibles ever, and now he’s the first to design, sculpt and paint his own BATMAN BLACK & WHITE statue! Limited Edition of 5,000 Measures Approximately 9.20 inches Tall $80.00 US • On Sale MAY 2018 Allocations May Occur
RUMBLE (2017) #1 STORY: JOHN ARCUDI ART: DAVID RUBIN COVER: DAVE STEWART, DAVID RUBIN COVER B: DAVE STEWART, MIKE MIGNOLA DECEMBER 13 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
"SOUL WITHOUT PITY," Part One Rathraq is back! But who is he, exactly? Once an ancient warrior god, he was resurrected as a sword-wielding scarecrow. And now, Rathraq has transformed yet again—or has he? JOHN ARCUDI and new artist, superstar DAVID RUBÍN, give you the new face of Rathraq and a new direction for the series when the critically acclaimed RUMBLE returns!
New RUMBLE series. David Rubin is an interesting choice.
BONEHEAD #1 STORY: BRYAN HILL ART / COVER: RHOALD MARCELLIUS DECEMBER 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
“THE MASK IS WHO YOU ARE”
In a near future, a sprawling megalopolis sees the rise of “Boneheads” parkour-gangs that use neuro-linked helmets to augment their abilities and live for the thrill of physical risk. As a gang war threatens to tear the city apart, a mysterious Bonehead rises, a man with no past that might be the key to saving the city's future. From writer BRYAN HILL (POSTAL) and artist RHOALD MARCELLIUS ( Marvel's Contest of Champions ) comes a story about technological and human revolution.
This sounds cool.
ELEPHANTMEN #80 STORY: RICHARD STARKINGS ART: AXEL MEDELLIN COVER: BOO COOK DECEMBER 20 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
A Death in the Family. The last issue.
I have never cared about ELEPHANTMEN but 80 issues is impressive.
THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA TP STORY / ART / COVER: HOWARD CHAYKIN JANUARY 10 / 160 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99
An America sundered. An America enraged. An America terrified. An America shattered by greed and racism, violence and fear, nihilism and tragedy and that’s when everything really goes to hell.
Collects THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA #1-6
I bailed on this but I'm curious?
ELSEWHERE, VOL. 1 TP STORY: JAY FAERBER ART / COVER: RON RILEY, SUMEYYE KESGIN JANUARY 03 / 112 PAGES / FC / T / $9.99
COPPERHEAD writer JAY FAERBER teams with rising star SUMEYYE KESGIN to unveil ELSEWHERE: the fantastic story of what really happened to Amelia Earhart. Mysteriously transported to a strange new world filled with flying beasts and alien civilizations, Amelia desperately struggles to return home. Along the way, she forges alliances and makes enemies as she goes from aviator to freedom fighter in a rebellion against a merciless warlord! Collects ELSEWHERE #1-4
We are only two issues in so far but it's pretty good. Fun little twists and turns.
HAPPY! DELUXE EDITION TP STORY: GRANT MORRISON ART: DARICK ROBERTSON COVER: CHRIS MELONI DECEMBER 06 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99
Meet Nick Sax: a corrupt, intoxicated ex-cop turned hitman, adrift in a stinking twilight world of casual murder, soulless sex, eczema, and betrayal. With a hit gone wrong, a bullet in his side, the cops and the mob on his tail, and a monstrous child killer in a Santa suit on the loose, Nick and his world will be changed forever this Christmas by a tiny blue horse called Happy…. This deluxe edition of HAPPY! includes 10 extra pages of story by creators GRANT MORRISON and DARICK ROBERTSON. Collects HAPPY! #1-4
This series was pretty good. The TV show looks promising.
MAGE, BOOK TWO: THE HERO DEFINED, VOL. 3 STORY / COVER: MATT WAGNER ART: MATT WAGNER, SAM KEITH DECEMBER 20 / 216 PAGES / FC / T+ / $19.99
The third of six volumes collecting MATT WAGNER’s epic fantasy trilogy. THE HERO DEFINED was the series that first saw WAGNER join the ranks of Image Comics creators and continues the saga of the reborn Pendragon, Kevin Matchstick. Several years after the events of THE HERO DISCOVERED, Kevin finds himself partnered with a posse of comrades who also embody the powers and personas of ancient heroes. Together they confront and battle a litany of supernatural challenges, all seemingly orchestrated by an unseen malevolence from Kevin’s past.
MATT WAGNER’s classic epic of comics fantasy has been beloved by both old fans and new readers for decades. MAGE was at the vanguard of the independent comics scene and continues to be an inspiration for many contemporary creators. With the release of the final part of the MAGE trilogy, THE HERO DENIED, this series will be an essential part of any comics library. MAGE: THE HERO DENIED resumes next month with issue number five.
Never enough MAGE.
POSTAL, VOL. 6 TP STORY: BRYAN HILL ART / COVER: ISAAC GOODHART DECEMBER 27 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99
Isaac Shiffron has found his tool of revenge against Laura and the town that betrayed him: The FBI. Agent Bremble is Isaac's willing tool, seeking to punish both Eden and the corrupt FBI agents that protect it. In order to protect their town, Laura, Mark, Maggie, and Molly have to work together...because Bremble's strike team is headed their way, and the end of Eden is coming with it.
Collects POSTAL #21-24
I just got into POSTAL a couple of months ago. It's a solid read.
RINGSIDE #15 STORY: JOE KEATINGE ART: NICK BARBER, SIMON GOUGH COVER: IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA DECEMBER 27 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
The critically acclaimed ensemble drama comes to its inevitable, tragic end. Nobody wins. Everything goes wrong. Find out just how on point Comic Bastards was when they referred to the series as "like a Steinbeck novel, with frog splashes."
SAGA, VOL. 8 TP STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN ART / COVER: FIONA STAPLES DECEMBER 27 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99
After the traumatic events of the War for Phang, Hazel, her parents, and their surviving companions embark on a life-changing adventure at the westernmost edge of the universe.
KLAUS AND THE CRISIS IN XMASVILLE Publisher: BOOM! Studios Retail Price: $3.99 Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Dan Mora Main Cover: Dan Mora Variant Cover: John Cassaday Eisner Award-winning creator Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman ) and Russ Manning Award winner Dan Mora (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers ) reunite for a brand-new Klaus Special! An evil Santa from an alternate dimension has founded an evil soda corporation that uses Christmas and Santa as a marketing tactic to build their fortunes. Only Klaus can defeat the Pola-Cola Corp. and the zombie-like Santas that are in the evil Santa’s thrall.
I don't get this, but OK.
PIZZERIA KAMIKAZE HC *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR FEBRUARY 2018***** Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios Retail Price: $24.99 Writer: Etgar Keret Artist: Asaf Hanuka Cover Artist: Asaf Hanuka Presented for the first time in full color, award-winning writer Etgar Keret (The Seven Good Years) and Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Asaf Hanuka’s (The Realist ) powerful graphic novel, Pizzeria Kamikaze, is a most unexpected story of love, loss, and escape. Mordy wanted to get away. Now condemned to an afterlife exclusively for all victims of suicide, he still has to attend a crappy job in a place no less crappy than the place he came from. When he discovers that his beloved ex-girlfriend is there too, he embarks on much needed road trip through an absurdist and fantastical landscape to find her.
More Asaf Hanuka? YES.
ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE #1 Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios Retail Price: $3.99 Writers: Ryan Ferrier, KC Green Artists: Ian McGinty, KC Green Main Cover: Jorge Monlongo Ryan Ferrier (Regular Show) and Ian McGinty (Adventure Time ) continue BOOM! Studios’ partnership with Nickelodeon with all-new stories about everyone’s favorite wallaby! When Rocko faces unemployment, a terrible living situation, and increasingly slim job prospects, he is forced to find out just how far he is willing to go to get a job. Features a bonus story by KC Green where Ed Bighead finds himself in the dentist chair of Dr. Hutchison!
I liked this cartoon.
GRASS KINGS VOL. 1 HC *****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR FEBRUARY 2018***** Publisher: BOOM! Studios Retail Price: $29.99 Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Tyler Jenkins Cover Artist: Tyler Jenkins From The New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT ) and Peter Panzerfaust artist Tyler Jenkins comes a rural mystery series chronicling the tragic lives of the Grass Kings, three brothers and rulers of a community living off the grid and outside of the law. Eldest brother Robert has been a broken man since the disappearance of his daughter, but when a young woman swims across the great lake dividing the Grass Kingdom from the nearby city of Cargill in search of a safe haven, he must decide if getting a chance at atonement is worth risking the entire Kingdom. Collects the first six issues of the acclaimed series in a prestige hardcover edition.
It's pricey for a six issue hardcover but the art is nice.
PHOENIX RESURRECTION: THE RETURN OF (ADULT) JEAN GREY #1 MATTHEW ROSENBERG (W) • Leinil Yu (A/C) VARIANT COVER BY ARTGERM VARIANT COVER BY ARTHUR ADAMS THE RETURN OF JEAN GREY Part 1 She will return, like a Phoenix from the ashes. Years ago, Jean Grey died and the X-Men mourned her. Since then, the world has changed, her teammates have lived without her and died without her. And now, when strange events start happening all over the world, those teammates can only come to one conclusion – the one true Jean Grey is back! 40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99
If you need to add in "(ADULT)" to clarify what character you are talking about, you might have a branding problem. I like Leinil Yu, though.
MARVEL 2-IN-ONE #1 CHIP ZDARSKY (W) • JIM CHEUNG (A/C) Variant Cover by ALEX ROSS VARIANT COVER BY ARTHUR ADAMS The Fate of the Four Part 1 THE FOUR ARE NO MORE, SO TWO MUST DO! Something is very wrong with THE HUMAN TORCH and only THE THING can help him! It’s the Marvel Universe reunion you’ve all been waiting for (well, HALF of it, at least!). Plus: What monumental secret has DOOM been hiding since the end of SECRET WARS, and how will it completely change the lives of Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
Chip is great. Cheung is great.
HAWKEYE #13 KELLY THOMPSON (W) • LEONARDO ROMERO (A) Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO Variant Cover by MICHAEL WALSH LH Variant Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD Legacy Headshot Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE FAMILY REUNION Part 1 Can L.A. really handle TWO HAWKEYES? Just as Kate reaches out to ask for Clint’s help with finding her dead mother, Clint shows up needing help of his own. An unknown party is gunning for him and it kicks off a chase across Los Angeles with two Hawkeyes trying to stay one step ahead, fully alive, and with minimal property damage…well, okay, with moderate property damage. Re-united and it feels so good! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
This book is GREAT.
TALES OF SUSPENSE #100 MATTHEW ROSENBERG (W) • TRAVEL FOREMAN (A) Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO Variant Cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO Legacy Headshot Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE Trading Card Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER RED LEDGER Part 1 (OF 5) SPRINGING FROM THE PAGES OF SECRET EMPIRE! THE BLACK WIDOW is dead…but someone is killing her enemies. With a broken heart and a bloody trail to follow, HAWKEYE is looking for answers. And the only person alive who may have them is Natasha Romanoff’s OTHER ex-boyfriend, THE WINTER SOLDIER. Can they trust each other long enough to unravel the web of mysteries that Black Widow left behind? 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
This actually sounds cool.
MONSTERS UNLEASHED #9 JUSTIN JORDAN (W) • Francesco Gaston (A) Cover by R.B. SILVA LEARNING CURVE Part 1 A particularly ill-advised experiment has created a hive full of giant bees…and since bees are rare enough as they are, we can’t just kill them! Think of the ecosystem! But you know who’s buddies with a giant, insect-like hero? KID KAIJU! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN/VENOM: VENOM INC. ALPHA #1 DAN SLOTT & MIKE COSTA (W) • RYAN STEGMAN (A/C) Variant Cover A by Adi Granov Variant Cover B by TBA VENOM INC. Part 1 Peter Parker, Eddie Brock and Flash Thompson have one major thing in common – the Venom symbiote changed all of their lives. The inky black alien life-form is doubling down on our heroes – and they’re not the only ones about to be put through the ringer. VENOM INC. kicks off here and rolls into AMAZING SPIDER-MAN & VENOM as a familiar face rises to new levels of villainy! 40 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T …$4.99
DAREDEVIL #596 CHARLES SOULE (W) • STEFANO LANDINI (A) Cover by DAN MORA Phoenix Variant Cover by DAVID LOPEZ MAYOR FISK Part 2 Newly elected Mayor Wilson Fisk has declared Daredevil Public Enemy No. 1. Now, every bit of law enforcement in New York City is out to take him down, and the Man Without Fear has nowhere to hide – while Matt Murdock receives the most incredible offer of his legal career. 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
Yeah, sure, we'll see.
X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN #1 (of 2) ED PISKOR (W) • ED PISKOR (A/C) CORNER BOX Variant Cover by ED PISKOR Character Variant Cover by ED PISKOR From Eisner award-winning creator Ed Piskor (Hip-Hop Family Tree) comes a thrilling new series chronicling all of X-Men history! X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN stitches together the most important moments in mutant history, creating a comprehensive narrative celebrating the X-Men’s past, present, and future. The first in a trilogy, GRAND DESIGN returns to Charles Xavier’s assembly of Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel, and Beast! A must for fans looking to brush up on their X-Men lore or as jumping-on point for Marvel’s merry mutants. 48 PGS./Rated T+ …$5.99
I have zero interest in Piskor and his work BUT this is an interesting idea.
ASTONISHING X-MEN #6 CHARLES SOULE (W) • MIKE DEL MUNDO (A/C) Phoenix Variant Cover by KRIS ANKA LIFE OF X CONCLUSION! We are trapped in the SHADOW KING’s web. All strands have led here. We have seen sacrifice, battle, manipulation, lies and the darkest truths. Now, at last, CHARLES XAVIER and his X-Men will save one world and lose another. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
I haven't cared about this book yet but Mike del Mundo is amazing.
VISION DIRECTOR’S CUT HC Written by TOM KING Penciled by GABRIEL HERNANDEZ WALTA & MICHAEL WALSH Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO ON SALE JANUARY 2018 WINNER OF 2017 Eisner AWARD for Best Limited Series! One of the most celebrated comic books of the century, collected alongside an expansive array of special features! Vision wants to be human, and what’s more human than family? So he heads back to the beginning — to the laboratory where Ultron created him as a weapon. The place where he first rebelled against his destiny and imagined that he could be more — that he could be a man. There, he builds them. A wife, Virginia. Teenage twins, Viv and Vin. They look like him. They have his powers. They share his grandest ambition — or obsession? — the unrelenting need to be ordinary. Behold the Visions! Theirs is a story of togetherness and tragedy — one that will set the Android Avenger on course for a devastating confrontation with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Collecting VISION (2015) #1-12, plus the extras from VISION DIRECTOR’S CUT #1-6. 488 PGS./Rated T+ …$39.99 • ISBN: 978-1-302-90853-9 • Trim size: oversized
X-MEN: LEGIONQUEST HC Written by SCOTT LOBDELL, MARK WAID, FABIAN NICIEZA, JOHN FRANCIS MOORE, HOWARD MACKIE, IAN EDGINTON, TODD DEZAGO & JEPH LOEB Penciled by ROGER CRUZ, STEVE EPTING, RON GARNEY, ANDY KUBERT, TERRY DODSON, RICHARD BENNETT, LIAM SHARP, JOHN ROMITA JR., GENE HA, PAUL BORGES, JAN DUURSEMA, IAN CHURCHILL & MORE Cover by ANDY KUBERT ON SALE APRIL 2018 The epic story that ushered in the Age of Apocalypse! Legion’s once-shattered psyche is finally united, with a singular purpose: to make up for all the misery he has visited on his father, Charles Xavier. And to do it, he plans to make Xavier’s dream a reality — by traveling back in time to kill its greatest obstacle, Magneto! The X-Men scramble to stop him from altering history — but, lost in the past, can they thwart Legion’s misguided mission before the entire Marvel Universe is wiped away? Plus: Mystique seeks revenge against Legion, even as her shocking connection to Nightcrawler is revealed! And Storm returns to Cairo to face her past, but will she join the all-new Hellfire Club? Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #318-321, X-MEN (1991) #38-41, X-MEN UNLIMITED (1993) #4-7, X-MEN ANNUAL (1992) #3, X-FACTOR (1986) #107-109 and CABLE (1993) #20. 592 PGS./Rated T …$75.00 • ISBN: 978-1-302-91038-9 • Trim size: oversized
UGH these are bad but I WANT IT.
BLACK PANTHER: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR — THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TPB Written by DAVID LISS Penciled by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA, JEFTE PALO, SHAWN MARTINBROUGH & MICHAEL AVON OEMING Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI In the wake of SHADOWLAND, Hell’s Kitchen has a new protector: the Black Panther! He has no kingdom, no Vibranium and no high-tech safety net — just bloody knuckles and the will to prove himself in a foreign land. T’Challa will create a new life, a new identity and become a new kind of hero. But with Daredevil gone, the bad guys are coming out to play, and a deadly nemesis — Vlad the Impaler — plots his bloody rise to power. Soon, the new Man Without Fear will face FEAR ITSELF! And when a killer starts targeting people T’Challa has saved, the Panther must go on the prowl to show exactly why he is the most dangerous man alive! Collecting BLACK PANTHER: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR #513-523 and BLACK PANTHER: THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN ALIVE #523.1 and #524-529. 416 PGS./Rated T+ …$34.99 • ISBN: 978-1-302-90772-3
Really nice art during this run.
MARVEL MANGAVERSE: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TPB Written by BEN DUNN, UDON, ADAM WARREN, PETER DAVID, KAARE ANDREWS, C.B. CEBULSKI, KEVIN GUNSTONE & MORE Penciled by BEN DUNN, UDON, CHUCK AUSTEN, LEA HERNANDEZ, KAARE ANDREWS & MORE Cover by BEN DUNN East meets West as your favorite heroes are reimagined in hyper-kinetic style! It’s a new dawn as the Marvel Universe emerges like never before. Brace yourself for a kaiju-esque Hulk and a mecha-style Iron Man! Plus: Versions of the Avengers, Spider-Man, Punisher, Ghost Rider, the X-Men and more unlike anything you’ve ever seen before! The excitement only builds with a fresh take on the Galactus saga! Can the Fantastic Four and friends save the day, or are they destined to meet their Doom?! Make yours Marvel manga! Collecting MARVEL MANGAVERSE #1-6 and MARVEL MANGAVERSE: NEW DAWN, AVENGERS ASSEMBLE, FANTASTIC FOUR, GHOST RIDERS, PUNISHER, SPIDER-MAN, X-MEN and ETERNITY TWILIGHT. 392 PGS./Rated T+ …$34.99 • ISBN: 978-1-302-90765-5
X-MEN: LEGION — SHADOW KING RISING TPB Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT, FABIAN NICIEZA & PETER DAVID Penciled by BILL SIENKIEWICZ, BUTCH GUICE, MARC SILVESTRI, PAUL SMITH, ANDY KUBERT, STEVEN BUTLER, WHILCE PORTACIO & KIRK JARVINEN Cover by JIM LEE David Haller is no ordinary mutant. Son of Charles Xavier, founder of the X-Men, David’s incredible mental powers fractured his mind — and now, each of his personalities controls a different ability! And they’re not all friendly, as Xavier and the New Mutants find out the hard way! But as Legion struggles to control the chaos in his head, he attracts the attention of one of Xavier’s oldest and most malevolent foes: Amahl Farouk, the Shadow King, who’s secretly been stalking and manipulating the X-Men and their allies. When the Shadow King sinks his hooks deep into David’s mind, will two teams of X-Men be enough to defeat him — or will David be the key to the villain’s ultimate victory? Collecting NEW MUTANTS (1983) #26-28 and #44, UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #253-255 and #278-280 and X-FACTOR (1986) #69-70. 328 PGS./Rated T …$34.99 • ISBN: 978-1-302-90955-0
CABLE: THE NEMESIS CONTRACT TPB Written by JOE CASEY, KARL BOLLERS, MICHAEL HIGGINS & TERRY KAVANAGH Penciled by JOSE LADRONN, STEPHEN PLATT, ANDY SMITH, GERMAN GARCIA, ALITHA E. MARTINEZ, MARK PAJARILLO & J.H. WILLIAMS III Cover by JOSE LADRONN Cable stars in power-packed adventures from an explosive era! The Askani’son’s world is rocked when he battles Jack Truman, the highly trained S.H.I.E.L.D. operative known as Agent 18! When the Nemesis Contract is opened, Cable will face the wrath of Zzzax, the fury of Nick Fury and the portent of Project Deathlok! Then, when Stryfe strikes, Nathan must unite with his “blood brother” Nate Grey — the headstrong young refugee from the Age of Apocalypse known as X-Man — to stop him! But Cable will need help from the Avengers when the end times draw near, courtesy of the Harbinger of Apocalypse! Plus: Rachel Summers — the once and future Phoenix — makes her return! With the Prophecy of the Twelve looming on the horizon, will Cable embrace his Apocalyptic destiny? Collecting CABLE (1993) #59-70 and ANNUAL ’99 and X-MAN #45-47. 400 PGS./Rated T …$34.99 • ISBN: 978-1-302-90948-2
I was talking about this CABLE run a couple of weeks ago on the show. It's the Joe Casey/Ladronn run + others. Issues #58–62 were already collected in the DEATHLOK tpb from 2015 but this is the rest of the run. I am torn.
QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #1 Written by DANIEL KIBBLESMITH Art by KANO Cover A (Standard) by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO Cover B (Extreme Ultra-Foil) by GEOFF SHAW Extreme Ultra-Foil Chase Variant by GEOFF SHAW Q&W Icon Variant by NEAL ADAMS The Most Variant Cover of All Time! by CLAYTON HENRY, SPECIAL GUESTS, AND EVERY GIMMICK KNOWN TO MAN!
THE WORLD’S WORST SUPERHERO TEAM RETURNS IN AN EXPLOSIVE NEW ONGOING SERIES! This December, deeply alarming and untrustworthy writer Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and eye-popping artist Kano (Daredevil) give the Valiant Universe the adjective-worthy superheroes it deserves: QUANTUM AND WOODY!
Sometimes…you embrace your destiny. And sometimes…you and your troublemaking adopted brother find yourselves trapped in a scientific lab explosion that grants you $@&%ing awesome superpowers. As a result of their accident, Eric and Woody Henderson – aka Quantum and Woody – must “klang” their wristbands together every 24 hours or both dissipate into nothingness. Which makes superhero-ing pretty awkward when you’re not on speaking terms at the moment. See, Eric has been keeping a pretty big secret: He knows who Woody’s birth father really is…and where he’s been hiding all these years.
With great power comes great sibling rivalry! This winter, you’ll believe two men and one goat can split a one bedroom apartment and still be a credible threat to evil and injustice everywhere when QUANTUM AND WOODY make headlines and take names!
$3.99 | 32 pgs.| T+ | On Sale DECEMBER 20th
KANO is excellent. I've will try this but the concept has never worked for me.
QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #1-4 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE Written by DANIEL KIBBLESMITH Art by KANO Covers by NICK PITARRA
Available only as a pre-order set!
The QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #1-4 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – four massively expanded editions of Valiant’s explosive ongoing series – can only be ordered as a set and must be ordered with your local comic shop by the initial order date of October 26th, 2017! Released monthly from December 2017 through March 2018, each PRE-ORDER EDITION comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues – plus exclusive covers by renowned artist Nick Pitarra (The Manhattan Projects) that can’t be found anywhere else!
The only way to obtain these exclusive items is to pre-order all four issues with your local comic shop by the initial order date of October 26th, 2017! No more copies will be made available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations!
$15.96 US [4 issues] | 40 pgs. each | T+ | Issue #1 On Sale DECEMBER 20th
This is interesting - pre=ordering all four issues at once gets you bonus pages.
X-O MANOWAR #10 Written by MATT KINDT Art by RENATO GUEDES Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT Character Design Variant by KENNETH ROCAFORTATO GUEDES X-O Manowar Icon Variant by FELIPE MASSAFERA
Wanted dead or alive by the galaxy’s deadliest band of mercenaries!
One does not rise to power without making enemies along the way...and for X-O Manowar, the armored emperor of the planet Gorin, those enemies’ grievances have now come due. To end his reign, Aric of Dacia’s adversaries have paid a blood-fueled bounty to a ragtag assemblage of the cosmos’s most feared undesirables and cutthroat killers – alien beings whose viciousness is matched only by their greed. And their hunt starts…now.
Meet the most feared band of trackers the Valiant Universe has ever known right here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (ETERNITY, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Renato Guedes (DIVINITY #0, Wolverine) present a bruising, standalone interlude for the year’s most acclaimed comics epic!
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PREMIUM | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 27th
I think Renato Guedes is AMAZING.
FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE TPB Written by JODY HOUSER Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA, BARRY KITSON, DIEGO BERNARD, and CARY NORD Cover by KANO
Every second counts as acclaimed writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Star Wars: Rogue One), explosive artist Stephen Segovia (NINJAK,Action Comics), comics legend Barry Kitson (Fantastic Four), and special surprise guests push Faith into a centuries-spanning fight for existence alongside the greatest heroes of the valiant universe...past, present, and future!’
Faith “Zephyr” Herbert – former member of Unity, current Harbinger Renegade, and Los Angeles’ #1 superhero – is the universe’s last, best chance at survival! Centuries from today, a devious artificial intelligence has unleashed a blistering attack on the very foundations of time...one that is the unwriting history from beginning to end! Now, with her options exhausted, Neela Sethi, Timewalker – the self-appointed protector of what is and will be – has returned to the 21st century to recruit Earth’s greatest champions of today and tomorrow to oppose this existential threat...and she needs Faith to lead them! But why Faith? And why now?
Fly to the farthest edges of the future right here in a death-defying race to save time itself as Faith leads the charge alongside Valiant’s greatest heroes...and becomes a new legend for the ages!
CollectingFAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1–4.
$9.99 | 112 pgs.| T+ | On Sale DECEMBER 6th TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-233-1
American Gods Volume 1: Shadows HC Neil Gaiman (W), P. Craig Russell (W/A), Scott Hampton (A/C), Walter Simonson (A), Colleen Doran (A), Glenn Fabry (A/Cover), Lovern Kindzierski (C), Laura Martin (C), Colleen Doran (C), and Adam Brown (C) On sale Feb 28 • FC, 208 pages • $29.99 • HC, 7” x 10” Neil Gaiman! This supernatural American road trip fantasy tells the story of a war between the ancient and modern gods. Shadow Moon gets out of jail only to discover his wife is dead. Defeated, broke, and uncertain where to go from here, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, who employs him to serve as his bodyguard—thrusting Shadow into a deadly world where ghosts of the past come back from the dead, and a god war is imminent. Collecting the first nine issues of the American Gods comic book series, along with art process features, high res scans of original art, layouts, character designs, and variant covers by Becky Cloonan, Skottie Young, Fábio Moon, Dave MCKean, and more!
THIS is a surprisingly good deal from Dark Horse. Nine issues of comics + high res scans of the artwork + hard cover.
Empowered & Sistah Spooky’s High School Hell #1 (of 6) Adam Warren (W), Carla Speed McNeil (A/Cover), and Jenn Manley Lee (C) On sale Dec 20 • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries Art by Carla Speed McNeil! Empowered’s “frenemy” Sistah Spooky was once a schoolgirl who sold her soul for hotness, but was granted even more magic than beauty. Now, both superheroines find themselves trapped in a high-school hellscape by Spooky’s Infernal Service Provider—with her blonde ex-classmates plotting ritual murder to claim her magic for themselves! First Empowered comic-book series in standard comics format. Over 250,000 Empowered volumes in print. Artist Carla Speed McNeil is the acclaimed creator of Finder and artist of No Mercy, Queen and Country, and many more. Finder won an Eisner Award, Two Ignatz Awards, and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
New EMPOWERED from Adam Warren and Carla Speed McNeil.
Giants #1 (of 5) Carlos Valderrama (W) and Miguel Valderrama (A/Cover) On sale Dec 13 • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries A cataclysm of unknown origins unleashed a race of gigantic monsters whose presence has driven humanity underground. There, two orphans discover that the most dangerous monster is ambition, which unchecked, will grow until it devours you! An original vision from two powerful new talents! The Valderrama Bros. first American work!
Hellboy: Krampusnacht Mike Mignola (W/Variant cover) and Adam Hughes (A/Cover/Pencil variant) On sale Dec 20 • FC, 36 pages • $3.99 • One-shot Mike Mignola! Adam Hughes! The only thing more exciting than pitting Hellboy against this Satanic spin on Santa is the team-up of Mike Mignola and Adam Hughes.
Whoa, Adam Hughes??
Incognegro: A Graphic Mystery HC Mat Johnson (W) and Warren Pleece (A/Cover) On sale Feb 6 • b&w, 144 pages • $19.99 • HC, 6 3/4” x 9” A tenth anniversary edition of the acclaimed graphic novel! From legendary editor Karen Berger! In the early 20th Century, Zane Pinchback, a reporter for the New Holland Herald, is sent to investigate the arrest of his own brother, charged with the brutal murder of a white woman in Mississippi. With a lynch mob already swarming, Zane, whose skin color is light enough that he can pass for white, must stay “incognegro” long enough to uncover the truth behind the murder to save his brother—and himself. Suspenseful, unsettling and relevant, Incognegro is a tense graphic novel of shifting identities, forbidden passions, and secrets that run far deeper than skin color. Features a new afterword by Mat Johnson, enhanced toned art and other additional material.
This is a reprint of the original OGN. It's fine. From Berger Books.
Moebius Library: Inside Moebius Part 1 HC Moebius (W/A) On sale Feb 7 • FC, 216 pages • $49.99 • HC, 8” x 10” Moebius! Working closely with Moebius Production in France, Dark Horse presents Inside Moebius Part 1, the next volume in the Moebius Library. As he explores a beautiful, expansive desert that represents his mind, Moebius draws himself encountering his favorite characters—creations like Blueberry, Arzak, and Major Grubert—and also meets a younger version of himself! A six-part study, Inside Moebius Part 1 collects the first two chapters in this fantastic exploration of a creator meeting his own creations to discuss his artistic process and the real world issues that encroach into his thoughts. Moebius’s final long-form work—now available in English! The next volume in Dark Horse’s Moebius Library series!
Rebels: These Free and Independent States TP Brian Wood (W), Andrea Mutti (A), Luca Casalanguida (A), Joan Urgell (A), Lauren Affe (C), Matthew Taylor (Cover), and others On sale Feb 21 • FC, 200 pages • $24.99 • TP, 7” x 10” The War of 1812 and America’s first navy come to life in the second volume of Rebels, from DMZ writer Brian Wood. In 1775, Seth Abbott fought to win his fellow Americans their independence. In 1794, his son, John Abbott, comes of age as their new nation faces multiple new threats: high seas terrorism, fresh aggression from Britain, and intense political division at home. When Congress authorizes building America’s first navy—the famous “six frigates” that include the USS Constitution—John Abbott signs up. Collects issues #1-#8.
I am way behind on my REBELS.
The Secret Loves of Geeks TP Margaret Atwood (W), Patrick Rothfuss (W), Gerard Way (W), Dana Simpson (W), Gabby Rivera (W/A), Hope Larson (W), Cecil Castellucci (W), Marley Zarcone (W/A), Valentine del Landro (A), Becky Cloonan (Cover), and more On sale Feb 14 • FC, 184 pages • $14.99 • TP, 6” x 9” Gerard Way, Becky Cloonan, and more! The follow-up to the smash-hit The Secret Loves of Geek Girls, this brand new anthology features comic and prose stories from cartoonists and professional geeks about their most intimate, heartbreaking, and inspiring tales of love, sex, and dating. This volume includes creators of diverse genders, orientations, and cultural backgrounds. Featuring work by Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale), Gerard Way (Umbrella Academy), Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind), Dana Simpson (Phoebe and Her Unicorn), Gabby Rivera (America), Hope Larson, (Batgirl), Cecil Castellucci (Soupy Leaves Home), Valentine De Landro (Bitch Planet), Marley Zarcone (Shade), Sfé R. Monster (Beyond: A queer comics anthology), Amy Chu (Wonder Woman), cover art by Becky Cloonan (Demo), and more!
Seems kind of fun. Decent creatives listed and a good page count for the price.