JAMES BOND: THE BODY #1 Price: $3.99 Rating: Teen + Cover A: Luca Casalanguida Writer: Ales Kot Art: Luca Casalanguida Genre: Action Page Count: 32 Pages ON SALE DATE: 1/17 PART ONE - THE BODY As Bond undergoes a post-mission medical examination, he relays the story of his previous mission to the examiner. Each cut, bruise, and broken bone connected to a specific event of the mission. A connection is made between two people with different purposes: one to save lives, the other to take them. From writer Ales Kot (Secret Avengers, Zero) comes a James Bond story that explores the secret agent in ways that we have yet to experience!
Ales Kot's JAMES BOND.
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS: HERO KILLERS Trade Paperback Price: $19.99 Rating: Teen + Cover: Ryan Browne Writer: Ryan Browne Art: Pete Woods Format: Softcover Page Count: 136 pages ON SALE DATE: 1/17 Welcome to Libertyville U.S.A.! Home of too damn many superheroes! Watch out, crime, here comes Captain Battle Jr.! And Sparky! And Tim! Yeah, you know...Tim! What? You’ve never heard of them? Huh. Well, it’s hard to be a sidekick when there is a city full of capes running around stopping every misdemeanor with a spandex wrapped flourish. Now watch as things get weird when three lad companions (totally not weird) try to get to the criminals before their bosses do! From the insanity-riddled minds of Ryan Browne (God Hates Astronauts) and Pete Woods (Robin, Deadpool). Prepare to feel the wrath of Tim! COLLECTS ISSUES 1-5 + BONUS CONTENT
Abe Sapien: Dark and Terrible Volume 2 HC Mike Mignola (W), Scott Allie (W), Max Fiumara (A), Sebastian Fiumara (A/Cover), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Mar 21 FC, 408 pages $34.99 HC, 7" x 10"
When monsters began to tear down civilization, suspicion fell on Abe Sapien, who resembled the frogmen plaguing mankind. The two volumes of Dark and Terrible tell the complete story of Abe’s quest to prove his innocence as he went AWOL from the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense. Collects Abe Sapien volumes 6–8.
These are nice editions.
Badlands TP (Second edition) Steven Grant (W), Vince Giarrano (A), and Tim Bradstreet (Cover)
On sale Mar 14 FC, 144 pages $17.99 TP, 7" x 10"
Conrad “Connie” Bremen is an ex-con carrying the stench of a sordid, secret past. Connie just wants to get on with his life, but he’s attracting the attention of all the wrong people: the mob, the CIA, and the FBI, just to name a few. They all have plans for Connie, whether he likes it or not—and some of those plans include the murder of a president. For Connie Bremen, the road to Dallas begins and ends here, in the Badlands.
I have an old version of these. It's a cool little crime book about the assassination of JFK.
Hungry Ghosts #1 (of 5) Anthony Bourdain (W), Joel Rose (W), Alberto Ponticelli (A), Vanesa Del Rey (A), Jose Villarrubia (C), and Paul Pope (Cover)
On sale Jan 31 FC, 32 pages $3.99 Miniseries
On a dark, haunted night, a Russian oligarch dares a circle of international chefs to play the samurai game of 100 Candles—where each storyteller spins a terrifying tale of ghosts, demons and unspeakable beings—and prays to survive the challenge.
Inspired by the Japanese Edo period game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai, Hungry Ghosts reimagines the classic stories of yokai, yorei, and obake, all tainted with the common thread of food.
First course: With bad consequence, a ramen chef refuses to help a beggar, and a band of pirates get more (and less) than they were bargaining for after their encounter with a drowning woman turns ghastly.
Hungry Ghosts is cooked up by the infamous author and chef, Anthony Bourdain (Kitchen Confidential, Emmy-Award winning TV star of Parts Unknown) and acclaimed novelist Joel Rose (Kill, Kill, Faster, Faster, back again from their New York Times #1 best seller, Get Jiro!). Joining them this issue are stellar artists Alberto Ponticelli and Vanesa Del Rey, with amazing color by Jose Villarrubia, and a drop-dead cover by Paul Pope.
This is the first "Berger Books" release. I'm a little exhausted by Bourdain at this point. Ponticelli and Vanesa Del Rey are fine artists, but I don't care about this.
Koshchei the Deathless #1 (of 6) Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Ben Stenbeck (A), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale Jan 10 FC, 32 pages $3.99 Miniseries
Sent to kill Hellboy by the Baba Yaga in Darkness Calls, Koshchei the Deathless hinted at a long and tragic life before being enslaved to the Russian witch. Now Koshchei relives every horrible act on his road to immortality and beyond, with none other than Hellboy himself—in Hell.
Mignola returns to Hell and to the bizarre folklore that’s filled some of his greatest books, reuniting with one of his favorite collaborators, Ben Stenbeck (Frankenstein Underground, Witchfinder: In The Service of Angels, Baltimore).
NEw HELLBOY spin-off.
Lobster Johnson Volume 6: A Chain Forged in Life TP Mike Mignola (W), John Arcudi (W), Ben Stenbeck (A), Stephen Green (A), Peter Snejbjerg (A), Toni Fejzula (A/C), Troy Nixey (A), Kevin Nowlan (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Tonci Zonjic (Cover)
On sale Mar 7 FC, 144 pages $19.99 TP, 7" x 10"
Collecting five Lobster Johnson one-shots featuring the Lobster in a Christmas robbery, a prison break with a familiar enemy behind it, an art museum heist, a preacher serving up more than scripture, and a zombie hitman! Collects Lobster Johnson: A Chain Forged in Life, Lobster Johnson: The Glass Mantis, Lobster Johnson: The Forgotten Man, Lobster Johnson: Garden of Bones, and Lobster Johnson: Mangekyo.
Really nice art. So-so stories.
The Paybacks TP Donny Cates (W), Eliot Rahal (W), and Geoff Shaw (A)
On sale Mar 28 FC, 192 pages $24.99 TP, 7" x 10"
Heroism doesn’t come cheap, so when superheroes borrow money to finance their genetic enhancements or crime-fighting supercomputers, their debts make student loans look like I.O.U.s! Enter the Paybacks, a repo squad composed of bankrupt former heroes here to foreclose on everybody’s secret lairs! Collects The Paybacks Volume 1 from Dark Horse Comics and The Paybacks Volume 2 published by Heavy Metal.
Two minis in one book. Decent deal.
Vinegar Teeth #1 (of 4) Damon Gentry (W), Troy Nixey (A/Cover), and Dave McCaig (C)
On sale Jan 24 FC, 32 pages $3.99 Miniseries
As a human being, Artie Buckle is a grade-A schmuck. But he’s a pretty damn fine cop. Good thing, because Brick City is under siege from its citizenry and only an unlikely partnership with a mysterious, tentacled, extra-dimensional being can put an end to the escalating crime problem. Thing is, there’s a danger far greater than cub scouts robbing banks . . . oh my! Across space and time lies a far greater threat, not only to Brick City but to the world! Holy crap! Can the two get past their differences and save the planet? Well, of course they can, but getting there is gonna be a helluva fun ride.
• An epic genre mash-up: horror, humor, crime, and science fiction!
Troy Nixey is having a resurgence.
Will Eisner’s A Contract with God Curator’s Collection HC & Ltd. Ed. HC Will Eisner (W/A), Dave Gibbons (W), Denis Kitchen (W), ad John Lind (W)
On sale Mar 28 b&w, 400 pages $195.00 HC, 10” x 13"
On sale Mar 28 b&w, 400 pages $295.00 Ltd. Ed. HC, 10” x 13?
Will Eisner’s A Contract with God—one of the most influential graphic novels of all time—reproduced at 1:1 size from the original art! This deluxe slipcase, two-volume hardcover set contains full-size, full-color reproductions of Eisner’s unpublished pencil layouts in one volume and his finished inked pages in the companion volume!
• The limited edition Collector’s item will be limited to 125 copies only, and includes a signed tip-in sheet from Will Eisner’s archives and sports a unique variant slipcase design.
BLOOD BLISTER #3 (MR) / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale01.03.18 writer/artist: Phil Hester inker: Eric Layton color: Guy Major letterer:Dave Sharpe cover: Tony Harris
There’s no rest for the wicked in this new horror classic by Phil Hester. Brand Hull’s soul belongs to a devil of his own making, but his horror only intensifies when he learns the evil afflicting him can also infect the world around him. Meanwhile, a more earthly threat takes aim at Hull’s estranged family...
Opening a jarring window onto a world of horror from the Eisner Award-nominated writer of The Coffin, Firebreather and Deathstroke, and the Eisner Award-winning artist of Ex Machina and Starman.
So BLOOD BLISTER returns after a LONG delay and it looks like Tony Harris is on cover art only?
SIDEWAYS #1 Written by DAN DiDIO and JUSTIN JORDAN Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT During the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, high school junior Derek James accidentally fell through a rift into the dark matter dimension! Now, as Sideways, he can create rifts in midair to leap through dimensions at will! But with that much power comes great liability—and cracks are starting to form in the fabric of the space-time continuum… On sale JANUARY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • FOLDOUT COVER • RATED T+
I am not all that interested BUT Rocafort is great AND Morrison is jumping in at some point so that's cool.
THE TERRIFICS #1 Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO Cover by IVAN REIS Bound together by fate, united by the spirit of exploration and hope for tomorrow, the Terrifics are bound from the Dark Multiverse of Metal! When Mr. Terrific, Metamorpho, Plastic Man and Phantom Girl find themselves literally bound together by a tragic accident, our team of unlikely allies must rely on one another to make their way back home. But a startling revelation on their return trip brings them face to face with a new mystery: Where in the universe is Tom Strong? Advance solicited • On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US • FOLDOUT COVER • RATED T+
Well, here goes nothing.
SWAMP THING WINTER SPECIAL #1 Written by TOM KING Art and cover by JASON FABOK Bonus story written by LEN WEIN Bonus story art by KELLEY JONES Tom King and Jason Fabok pay tribute to the legendary creators of Swamp Thing, writer Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson, as they join forces for an earth-shattering Swamp Thing passion project! In this new, squarebound one-shot, Swamp Thing is out of his element as he shepherds a lost boy through a blinding blizzard and other hazards of a strange, frozen tundra. In this touching and harrowing tale of survival, the pair must navigate countless threats throughout a bewildering terrain—with a bloodthirsty snow monster hot on their heels. But how long can they rely on each other? Separated from the Green and stripped of his powers in this dead world, Swamp Thing struggles to fight for their lives and deliver the boy to safety. Disoriented and decaying, Swamp Thing’s fading understanding of his surroundings forces the duo to confront their desperation and uncover the true identity of the snow monster that hunts them. In addition, this special features the final Swamp Thing story from the monster’s co-creator, Len Wein. Originally intended as the start of a new series, it is presented here both in its original script form and with art by Kelley Jones. ONE-SHOT • On sale JANUARY 31 • 80 pg, FC, $7.99 US • RATED T
Jason Fabok is great. I like Kelley Jones' SWAMP THING as well. This will be a nice tribute to Len Wein.
DARK KNIGHTS RISING: THE WILD HUNT #1 Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV and JOSHUA WILLIAMSON Art by DOUG MAHNKE, IVAN REIS and others Cover by DOUG MAHNKE Continued from the pages of the bestselling DARK NIGHTS: METAL! The Dark Knights ride through the farthest reaches of the Multiverse to track down the unlikeliest of teams: The Flash, Cyborg, Raven and Detective Chimp. The mission: keep these heroes from completing their desperate quest to save all of existence! Plus, Challengers’ Mountain crackles with dark energy that will release an army of the world’s worst nightmares into the streets of Gotham City! This one-shot also answers the question: Where are the Metal Men? And who is the latest addition to the team? ADVANCE SOLICITED • ONE-SHOT • On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 40 pg, FC, $4.99 US • FOIL-STAMPED COVER • RATED T+
Starting to feel like filler but OK. Doug Mahnke draws great ugly stuff so this has potential. Plus, Detective Chimp!
BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL #1 Written by SCOTT SNYDER and TONY PATRICK Art and cover by CULLY HAMNER Variant cover by DECLAN SHALVEY Batman may own the night, but with new villains emerging during the day, he needs an ally to defend the city when he can’t. Only one teen is up to the challenge; Duke Thomas. After months of training, he’s ready to step out of the shadow of the Bat to become his own kind of hero. Meet Gotham City’s newest protector: the Signal! Spinning out of adventures in ALL-STAR BATMAN and WE ARE ROBIN, comics superstar Scott Snyder and newcomer Tony Patrick take our young hero to new heights in this exciting miniseries with artwork by Cully Hamner. RESOLICIT • On sale JANUARY 3 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 3, $3.99 US • RATED T+
Resolicited due to hurricanes.
RAVEN: DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS #1 Written by MARV WOLFMAN Art by POP MHAN Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE Variant cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ In this all-new miniseries, Raven faces a new, otherworldly menace that is all too grounded in reality. Plus, Raven’s personal life is in an uproar as her mother and aunt struggle for the soul of a Titan! It’s up to Baron Winters of the Night Force to intercede on her behalf as she embarks on the adventure called “The Girls With the Anime Eyes”! On sale JANUARY 10 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 12, $3.99 US • RATED T
More RAVEN from Marv Wolfman? OK. 12 issues? Eeekkk.
EXIT STAGE LEFT: THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES #1 Written by MARK RUSSELL Art by MIKE FEEHAN Cover by BEN CALDWELL Variant cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER It’s 1953. While the United States is locked in a nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union, the gay Southern playwright known as Snagglepuss is the toast of Broadway. But success has made him a target. As he plans for his next hit play, Snagglepuss becomes the focus of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. And when powerful forces align to purge show business of its most subversive voices, no one is safe! Drama! Humor! Tragedy! It all starts in Exit Stage LEFT: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #1, a new miniseries from the writer who brought you the Flintstones. On sale JANUARY 3 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T+
This should make for a fun little mini series.
BATWOMAN #11 Written by K. PERKINS Art by SCOTT GODLEWSKI Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ Variant cover by MICHAEL CHO “PYGSTY”! It’s the New Year, and Professor Pyg needs new Dollotrons for his latest artistic endeavor. As Batwoman tries to put her personal demons to bed, she must stop the madman from carving out his sick intentions. On sale JANUARY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
K. Perkins rather than Margarette Bennett.
DEATHSTROKE ANNUAL #1 Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST Art by DENYS COWAN and BILL SIENKIEWICZ Cover by RYAN SOOK “An Innocent Man”! Team Defiance is pushed to the edge of oblivion when one of their own ends up dead—and Deathstroke is to blame! Is this the end of Slade Wilson’s hero turn? It’s all been building to this—don’t miss the finale of “Defiance,” the events of which will lead Deathstroke down a shocking new path! On sale JANUARY 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+
Cool ANNUAL art.
MYSTIK U #2 Written by ALISA KWITNEY Art by MIKE NORTON Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO With classes in full swing, Zatanna starts to realize that celebrity will only get you so far at MYSTIK U! Could the mysterious ladies of Thriae hold the key to success inside and out of the classroom? Now Zatanna must choose between rushing the sorority with all the answers and her rebellious relationship with Faust. Will she find a way to balance the two or is this bad romance over before it even began? The bimonthly miniseries continues! On sale JANUARY 31 • 48 pg, FC, 2 of 3, $5.99 US • RATED T+
I forgot all about this!
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #22 Written by STEVE ORLANDO Art by NEIL EDWARDS and DANIEL HENRIQUES Cover by TERRY DODSON and RACHEL DODSON Variant cover by TBD “QUEEN OF FABLES” part one! The Might Beyond the Mirror, the great threat that Batman assembled the Justice League of America to stop, has finally arrived in the form of the Queen of Fables. With her reality-warping power, her intent is to take over the real world and the imaginary and rule over everything—and without Batman, does the Justice League stand a chance against her? Or will reality crumble at the Queen’s whim? On sale JANUARY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #23 Written by STEVE ORLANDO Art by NEIL EDWARDS and DANIEL HENRIQUES Cover by TERRY DODSON and RACHEL DODSON Variant cover by TBD “QUEEN OF FABLES” part two! The Queen of Fables has begun granting the wishes of everyone across the globe, and with each wish granted, her powers grow greater. The Justice League has to police people’s dangerous wishes while one of their own, Killer Frost, has her greatest wish granted by the Queen… On sale JANUARY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Uggggghhhh so my frustration with this book continues. Queen of Fables is EXACTLY the right villain for this book because she kind of sucks and this book is kind of not good despite the effort.
NIGHTWING #37 Written by SAM HUMPHRIES Art by KLAUS JANSON Cover by BERNARD CHANG Variant cover by CASEY JONES “THE UNTOUCHABLES: RUTHLESS”! Nightwing’s investigation leads him to a former costumed crimefighter and ally! In a special flashback issue illustrated by superstar artist Klaus Janson, Dick Grayson will revisit his time as Robin and see if his past mistakes are the key to the mystery he must resolve today! On sale JANUARY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Klaus Janson issue!
SUICIDE SQUAD #33 Written by SI SPURRIER Art by FERNANDO PASARIN Cover by EDDY BARROWS Variant cover by WHILCE PORTACIO “The Chosen Juan” part one! When an apocalyptic new threat threatens the safety of Earth, the Suicide Squad is called into action—and they bring in a new member! But who is the mysterious Juan? And what are his powers? Is there more to him than meets the eye? On sale JANUARY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
SUICIDE SQUAD #34 Written by SI SPURRIER Art by FERNANDO PASARIN Cover by EDDY BARROWS Variant cover by WHILCE PORTACIO “The Chosen Juan” finale! With Harley, Deadshot and Croc out of commission, one last convict stands between the bloodthirsty alien armada and the annihilation of the human race: Juan! But what hope does a petty criminal have against such an unstoppable force? On sale JANUARY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Uh oh, where is Rob Williams? I like Fernando Pasarin on this book. He can handle teams well.
SUPERMAN #38 Written by PETER J. TOMASI and PATRICK GLEASON Art by ED BENES Cover by IVAN REIS and OCLAIR ALBERT Variant cover by JORGE JIMENEZ “SUPER SONS OF TOMORROW” finale! With no other choice left, the Batman of Tomorrow brings in the Titans of Tomorrow to take on today’s Teen Titans—as the life of Superman’s son hangs in the balance! See the return of future Superman Conner Kent, Wonder Woman Cassie Sandsmark and Bart Allen Flash in the final battle of this epic crossover. On sale JANUARY 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
SUPERMAN #39 Written by PETER J. TOMASI and PATRICK GLEASON Art by BARRY KITSON Cover by CHRIS BURNHAM Variant cover by JORGE JIMENEZ “SUPER SONS OF TOMORROW” finale! With no other choice left, the Batman of Tomorrow brings in the Titans of Tomorrow to take on today’s Teen Titans—as the life of Superman’s son hangs in the balance! See the return of future Superman Conner Kent, Wonder Woman Cassie Sandsmark and Bart Allen Flash in the final battle of this epic crossover. On sale JANUARY 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
I see a lot of names I remember... And Barry Kitson's Superman? OK.
SUPERWOMAN #18 Written by K. PERKINS Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and ART THIBERT Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ Variant cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO “THE MIDNIGHT HOUR” finale! A day in the life of Superwoman…but someone else is in the driver’s seat! Will Superwoman manage to break her mind free from Midnight’s digital grasp and dispel her twisted protocol once and for all? On sale JANUARY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE
TRINITY #17 Written by JAMES ROBINSON Art and cover by PATCH ZIRCHER Variant cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ “No Home for you Here” part one! Batman and Superman embarked on a quest to help Wonder Woman rediscover Themyscira, but finding Diana’s lost homeland proves more difficult than these three heroes expected. While on their journey, a distress call from a nearby ship turns out to be more than meets the eye, and the Trinity find themselves marooned on the dread island of Skartaris. To make their way back home, our heroes will have to overcome Deimos, who will stop at nothing to seal off Skartaris from the rest of world forever! On sale JANUARY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Oooo Robinson and Patrick Zircher?
WONDER WOMAN #38 Written by JAMES ROBINSON Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO Cover by PAUL RENAUD Variant cover by JENNY FRISON “SWAN’S SONG” part one! Vanessa Kapatelis thought the world of Wonder Woman—nobody had treated her with more kindness after the accident that shattered her life. But tragedy wasn’t finished with Vanessa…and she’s come to believe that the woman she trusted most is the author of everything that happened to her! On sale JANUARY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
WONDER WOMAN #39 Written by JAMES ROBINSON Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO Cover by PAUL RENAUD Variant cover by JENNY FRISON “SWAN’S SONG” part two! While Wonder Woman reckons with the savage descent of the young woman she put her faith in, her brother Jason is left wondering if Wonder Woman will always be there for him, or if a similar fate awaits him! And Steve Trevor hasn’t given up on the trail of Darkseid and Grail…unfortunately for him, it’s put him face-to-face with the Female Furies! On sale JANUARY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
New Robinson arc jumps into Silver Swan. I have liked what I have read by Robinson so far.
CAVE CARSON VOL. 2: EVERY ME, EVERY YOU TP Written by GERARD WAY and JON RIVERA Art by MICHAEL AVON OEMING Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING Cave Carson has a cybernetic eye! Or more accurately, he had one. After the fallout with the Whisperer and his cult, the eye has run amok—and it’s up to Cave and the rest of Team Carson to find it. What’s that cognizant ocular computer chasing, anyhow? Collects issues #7-12. On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7747-5
MOTHER PANIC VOL. 2: UNDER HER SKIN TP Written by JODY HOUSER and JIM KRUEGER Art by JOHN PAUL LEON, SHAWN CRYSTAL, PHIL HESTER and ANDE PARKS Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS Gotham City’s newest vigilante, Mother Panic, sees a life she once saved struck by tragedy, causing her to look at her mission of revenge and her role in Gotham City. But when she gets a hunch about the murderer, are impulsiveness and a thirst for vengeance really the right tools to stop a killer? Then Violet hits the Gotham City party scene to dig up more clues for the people behind Gather House. What she finds is a figure from her past whom she thought was long dead. Meanwhile, Violet’s allies discover something disturbing about her mother… Collects issues #7-12. On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7768-0
Couple of Young Animal volumes.
JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 5: LEGACY TP Written by BRYAN HITCH Art by FERNANDO PASARIN, OCLAIR ALBERT and others Cover by BRYAN HITCH In these stories from JUSTICE LEAGUE #26-31, the children of the Justice League come from the future to stop a terrible event that destroyed their world. There’s only one problem: they came back too late. The cataclysm has already been set in motion, and now the children are forced to come up with a backup plan that involves doing the unthinkable. On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7725-3
This is a very well done story that is the culmination of Hitch's JL/JLA work over the last couple of years.
SUPERMAN: ACTION COMICS – THE OZ EFFECT: THE DELUXE EDITION HC Written by DAN JURGENS Art by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC and RYAN SOOK Cover by NICK BRADSHAW Since the dawn of the Rebirth era, Mr. Oz has been plotting against DC’s heroes. But when Mr. Oz at last steps from the shadows, his true identity rocks the Last Son of Krypton to his core. And if Superman refuses to join Mr. Oz’s cause, maybe Superboy will! The stakes are raised when the Last Son of Krypton is forced to choose between his son and his adopted home planet. This new hardcover features a lenticular dust jacket on the first printing only and collects ACTION COMICS #985-992. On sale MARCH 21 • 192 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875” $29.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7738-3
SUPERMAN: ACTION COMICS – THE REBIRTH DELUXE EDITION BOOK TWO HC Written by DAN JURGENS Art by PATCH ZIRCHER, TYLER KIRKHAM, STEPHEN SEGOVIA and others Cover by MIKEL JANIN Lex Luthor is under attack—and only Superman can save him! When the world’s most ingenious scientific mind took on the mantle of Metropolis’ new Man of Steel, the world took notice—and so did the mysterious Godslayer! Then the Man of Steel turns his attention to uncovering the mystery of the human Clark Kent living and working in Metropolis.
Collecting issues #967-984.
On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 424 pg, FC, $34.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7760-4
The "Mr. Oz" story has been very good. The 2nd Deluxe HC opens with the MEH "god slayer" arc, but the next one is good.
TEEN TITANS VOL. 2: THE RISE OF AQUALAD TP Written by BENJAMIN PERCY Art by KHOI PHAM, WADE VON GRAWBADGER, PHIL HESTER, TREVOR SCOTT, POP MHAN and others Cover by KHOI PHAM As the Teen Titans adjust to life in Titans Tower, Damian investigates a series of strange disappearances in San Francisco. Meanwhile, Aqualad Jackson Hyde heads west to fulfill his destiny…and finds himself in the crosshairs of the Teen Titans! Plus, out of the depths of the San Francisco Bay rises King Shark, backed by an army of mutant shark-people! Collects TEEN TITANS #6-7, 9-11, 13 and 14! On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 168 pg, FC, $16.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7504-4
Percy has worked hard to make this team work. The effort has paid off. There's so cool Aqualad stuff in here.
TITANS VOL. 3: A JUDAS AMONG US TP Written by DAN ABNETT Art by KENNETH ROCAFORT, V KEN MARION, BRETT BOOTH and others Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT As Omen begins her investigation into the identity of the team’s traitor, the Titans launch a full assault on H.I.V.E., whom they believe hold the key to restoring Bumblebee’s broken mind. Meanwhile, tensions rise when Roy discovers Wally and Donna’s blossoming romance—which threatens to tear the Titans apart! Collects issues #12-18. On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 168 pg, FC, $16.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7504-4
The "traitor" plot has been good. I have liked the Donna/Wally/Roy thing, too.
AQUAMAN BY PETER DAVID BOOK ONE TP Written by PETER DAVID Art by KIRK JARVINEN, BRAD VANCATA, MARTIN EGELAND and others Cover by MARTIN EGELAND and BRAD VANCATA Peter David’s classic run on Aquaman begins in this volume collecting AQUAMAN: TIME AND TIDE #1-4 and AQUAMAN #0-8. From his abandonment on a reef to his upbringing by a dolphin to his first encounter with surface dwellers, these tales chronicle the origin and ascension of the mythic figure known as Aquaman. On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 320 pg, FC, $29.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7746-8
I have never read this stuff before. I am mildly interested.
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS VOL. 2 HC Written by MIKE W. BARR Art by JIM APARO, ALAN DAVIS, DAN DAY, BILL WILLINGHAM, TREVOR VON EEDEN and others Cover by JIM APARO Combining superhero action with espionage, the Outsiders face the threat of the delusional Maxie Zeus, who believes himself to be a Roman god, at the 1984 Olympics, plus an adventure into ancient Egypt, Geo-Force’s run-in with Superman and more. Collects BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #13-23 and BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS ANNUAL #1. On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 312 pg, FC, $49.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7753-6
I got the SHOWCASE PRESENTS edition of BatO a long time ago and the stories, despite being kind of 80s held up pretty well. I was surprised.
BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL OMNIBUS VOL. 3: KNIGHTSEND HC Written by CHUCK DIXON, DOUG MOENCH, ALAN GRANT and others Art by JIM APARO, KELLEY JONES and others New cover by KELLEY JONES In this final KNIGHTFALL Omnibus collection, Bruce Wayne turns to Lady Shiva for help in retraining. Meanwhile, moving in on an arms dealer, Batman discovers that the perpetrator might actually be an old and deadly enemy of the Order of St. Dumas. Bruce Wayne and Robin recruit Nightwing, the first Robin, to keep tabs on the new Batman’s activities even as he continues his pursuit of the deadly arms dealer, while Wayne sets up a training facility in an abandoned logging mill in the hills outside Gotham City. Collects BATMAN #509-510 & #512-515, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #29-30 & #32-35, DETECTIVE COMICS #676-677 & #679-682, ROBIN #8-9 & #11-14, CATWOMAN #12-13, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #62-63, SHOWCASE ‘94 #10, NIGHTWING: ALFRED’S RETURN #1, BATMAN: VEGEANCE OF BANE #2. On sale MAY 2 • 760 pg, FC, $99.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7849-6
BATMAN: LEGACY VOL. 2 TP Written by CHUCK DIXON, DOUG MOENCH and others Art by GRAHAM NOLAN, JIM APARO and others Cover by CARL CRITCHLOW Bane takes center stage in this second Legacy trade, in which the man who broke Batman’s back returns to Santa Prisca to learn the identity of his father. This title also includes Bane’s run-ins with Ra’s al Ghul and Azrael from the pages of Batman #534, Batman: THE VENGEANCE OF Bane #1, Batman: Bane of the Demon #1-4, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #54, Detective Comics #701-702 and Robin #32-33. On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 276 pg, FC, $24.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7761-1
I loved the Moench and Jones BATMAN hardcover and was hoping there would be more. I think they are using these volumes to collect them, which is a weird way to do it.
THE CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN BY JEPH LOEB AND TIM SALE HC Written by JEPH LOEB Art and cover by TIM SALE The eight-issue miniseries that reinvented the Challengers of the Unknown is back in a new hardcover edition! In this tale, the Challengers are ancient history—but a hack reporter is about to find them and shake them out of their situations and force them to become heroes once more! On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 248 pg, FC, $29.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7885-4
Loeb and Sale have worked on tons of comics together but this was the first one and it is the most creative and possibly the best. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
DC MEETS LOONEY TUNES TP Written by TOM KING, SAM HUMPHRIES, BILL MORRISON, STEVE ORLANDO, FRANK BARBERI, TONY BEDARD and others Art by LEE WEEKS, TOM GRUMMETT, KELLEY JONES, BILL MORRISON, AARON LOPRESTI, BARRY KITSON and others Cover by LEE WEEKS The team-ups you never thought you’d see are collected in a new title featuring the acclaimed LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES/BUGS BUNNY SPECIAL #1, LOBO/ROAD RUNNER SPECIAL#1, MARTIAN MANHUNTER/MARVIN THE MARTIAN SPECIAL #1, BATMAN/ELMER FUDD SPECIAL #1, WONDER WOMAN/TASMANIAN DEVIL SPECIAL #1, JONAH HEX/YOSEMITE SAM SPECIAL #1. Order yours now, because th-th-th-that’s all, folks! On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 248 pg, FC • $19.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7757-4
These were pretty good. LEGION/BUGS was fun. LOBO/ROAD RUNNER was odd and yeah, BATMAN/FUDD was something special.
JACK KIRBY 100 TP Written by HOWARD CHAYKIN, DAN JURGENS, STEVE ORLANDO, SHANE DAVIS, WALTER SIMONSON, KEITH GIFFEN, SAM HUMPHRIES, MARK EVANIER, PAUL LEVITZ and REGINALD HUDLIN Art by HOWARD CHAYKIN, JON BOGDANOVE, RICK LEONARDI, SHANE DAVIS, WALTER SIMONSON, MARK BUCKINGHAM, STEVE RUDE, SCOTT KOLINS, DENYS COWAN, BILL SIENKIEWICZ and others Cover by CHRIS BURNHAM Celebrate the 100th anniversary of legendary comics creator Jack “King” Kirby with these tribute tales by a star-studded cast of writers and artists that collects THE NEW GODS SPECIAL #1, THE NEWSBOY LEGION AND THE BOY COMMANDOS SPECIAL #1, THE SANDMAN SPECIAL #1, the MANHUNTER SPECIAL #1 and the DARKSEID SPECIAL #1! On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 168 pg, FC, $16.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7479-5
This was sort of a mixed bag but the tone was nice. I appreciated the tribute.
YOUNG JUSTICE BOOK TWO TP Written by PETER DAVID and others Art by TODD NAUCK, KOI TURNBULL, ANGEL UNZUETA and others Cover by TODD NAUCK and LARY STUCKER In this new helping of stories from YOUNG JUSTICE #8-17, YOUNG JUSTICE: 80-PAGE GIANT #1, YOUNG JUSTICE IN NO MAN’S LAND #1, SUPERGIRL #36-37 and pages from YOUNG JUSTICE: SECRET FILES #1, the team is studying espionage under Captain Atom. Their class project? Solve a cold case that involves a forty-year-old murder. Now, the true killer has resurfaced to target anyone who might expose the truth about the original crime—and that includes each and every member of the team! On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 416 pg, FC, $34.99 US • ISBN: 978-1-4012-7766-6
This will please some people.
MOTHERLANDS #1 Written by SI SPURRIER Art by RACHAEL STOTT Cover by ERIC CANETE Variant cover by KIM JUNG-GI In a crazed future where unhinged technologies and interconnected parallel Earths have given rise to a spectacular class of super-criminal, the most beloved celebrities aren’t actors or rock stars, but the bounty hunters who traverse an exotic multiverse in search of impossible prey! But when the spotlight-shunning, strait-laced tracer known as Tab finds herself in an ultra-violent race for her greatest prize yet, she’s forced to work with her greatest enemy, the only person capable of IDing him: her own elderly, overbearing and hypercritical mother, who was once the most fabulous and celebrated bounty hunter of them all. A sci-fi action comedy blacker than dragon s***, MOTHERLANDS is the dimension-hopping, criminal-blasting story of two extraordinary women written by Si Spurrier (SUICIDE SQUAD, The Spire) with art by Rachael Stott (Star Trek/Planet of the Apes, Sex Criminals). On sale JANUARY 31 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
New Vertigo book. Editor Andy Khouri's first.
THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN: OVERTURE HC Written by NEIL GAIMAN Art and cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III Neil Gaiman’s legendary series is back in DC’s Absolute Edition format! From the birth of a galaxy to the moment that Morpheus is captured, THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE features cameo appearances by fan-favorite characters such as the Corinthian, Merv Pumpkinhead and, of course, the Dream King’s siblings: Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny. This volume collects THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #1-6 in its entirety together with a special presentation of the whole story’s original, uncolored art by J.H. Williams III, plus bonus material and a new cover by Williams! ADVANCE SOLICITED • On sale JUNE 13 • 416 pg, FC, 8.25” x 12.5” • $125.00 US • MATURE READERS • ISBN: 978-1-4012-8047-5
I have the HC on a bookshelf and I have never read it. I should probably read this at some point. This is going to be MIGHTY nice looking. I hope we get to see the long-lost PROMETHEA IMMATERIA edition.
DC DESIGNER SERIES: METAL BATMAN BY GREG CAPULLO STATUE Designed by GREG CAPULLO Sculpted by JONATHAN MATTHEWS The grim sight of an axe-wielding Batman comes to life in this new statue based on comic book rock star Greg Capullo’s DARK NIGHTS: METAL #1 Midnight Release variant cover! Limited Edition of 5,000 • Measures Approximately 11.25” Tall $150.00 US • On Sale JUNE 2018 Allocations May Occur
AVENGERS #675 MARK WAID, AL EWING & JIM ZUB (W) • PEPE LARRAZ (A) OCT170809 WRAPAROUND COVER BY MARK BROOKS OCT170810 TRADING CARD VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER OCT170811 CONNECTING VARIANT COVER (1 OF 4) BY JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO OCT170812 VARIANT COVER BY ALEX ROSS OCT170813 SKETCH VARIANT COVER BY ALEX ROSS OCT170814 AVENGERS VARIANT COVER BY MIKE MCKONE OCT170815 YOUNG VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG OCT170807 PARTY VARIANT VARIANT BY DANIEL ACUÑA OCT170808 SKETCH PARTY VARIANT BY DANIEL ACUÑA NO SURRENDER Part 1 AVENGERS goes WEEKLY for the stunning sixteen-part saga that will write the end of an era! The Earth has been STOLEN! The sky burns while mysterious cosmic objects crash down from above, wreaking havoc across the world! The Avengers are the last line of defense between Earth and the mysterious forces threatening to tear it apart. It’s time to ASSEMBLE! The teams you know and love from AVENGERS, UNCANNY AVENGERS, U.S.AVENGERS and OCCUPY AVENGERS come together to face a threat beyond any they’ve faced before in a weekly epic adventure that will define the future of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! 40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99
AVENGERS #676 MARK WAID, AL EWING & JIM ZUB (W) • PEPE LARRAZ (A) Cover by MARK BROOKS CONNECTING VARIANT COVER (2 OF 4) BY JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO Avengers Variant Cover by ALAN DAVIS NO SURRENDER Part 2
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The Black Order. The Lethal Legion. Two teams of powerful villains bent on destroying each other have arrived on Earth, and they don’t care who gets caught in the crossfire. But who’s pulling their strings? And what is the secret of the lost Avenger?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
MARK WAID, AL EWING & JIM ZUB (W) • PEPE LARRAZ (A)
Cover by MARK BROOKS
CONNECTING VARIANT COVER (3 OF 4) BY JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
Avengers Variant Cover by ESAD RIBIC
NO SURRENDER Part 3
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Quicksilver flamed out of the Avengers, leaving devastation in his wake. But now that it’s all hands on deck, is this his chance at redemption? Or will his hunger to prove himself be his downfall?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
MARK WAID, AL EWING & JIM ZUB (W) • PEPE LARRAZ (A)
Cover by MARK BROOKS
CONNECTING VARIANT COVER (4 OF 4) BY JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
Avengers Variant Cover by Mike Del Mundo
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The Avengers are caught in a game of cosmic proportions, but they don’t know the rules – and one of them is about to pay the ultimate price! THE FIRST AVENGER FALLS!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
OK, so this is happening. What's going on with the OCCUPY AVENGERS book? Is that actually relevant to the Marvel U?
PHOENIX RESURRECTION #2 (OF 5) MATTHEW ROSENBERG (W) • CARLOS PACHECO (A) Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU CONNECTING VARIANT COVER (2 OF 5) BY VICTOR HUGO Variant Cover by Marcos Martin Jean Grey Variant Cover by InHyuk Lee THE RETURN OF JEAN GREY Part 2 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
PHOENIX RESURRECTION #3 (OF 5) MATTHEW ROSENBERG (W) • JOE BENNETT (A) Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU CONNECTING VARIANT COVER (3 OF 5) BY VICTOR HUGO Variant Cover by Stephanie Hans Jean Grey Variant Cover by InHyuk Lee THE RETURN OF JEAN GREY Part 3 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
PHOENIX RESURRECTION #4 (OF 5) MATTHEW ROSENBERG (W) • RAMON ROSANAS (A) Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU CONNECTING VARIANT COVER (4 OF 5) BY VICTOR HUGO Variant Cover by Mukesh Singh Jean Grey Variant Cover by InHyuk Lee THE RETURN OF JEAN GREY Part 4 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
PHOENIX RESURRECTION #5 (OF 5) MATTHEW ROSENBERG (W) • Khoi Pham(A) Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU CONNECTING VARIANT COVER (5 OF 5) BY VICTOR HUGO Jean Grey Variant Cover by InHyuk Lee Variant Cover by TBA THE RETURN OF JEAN GREY Part 5 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
THE RETURN OF JEAN GREY Parts 2-5 A light in the darkness is not always welcome.
Kitty Pryde, Old Man Logan and Cyclops are leading teams of X-Men all across the globe, chasing events connected to the Phoenix. But with teammates disappearing and familiar enemies returning, the X-Men are fighting a losing battle. Beast doesn’t know how or what shape it will take, but he knows they are running out of time before the Phoenix makes its true presence known.
Meanwhile, a young woman named Jean is starting to go insane in her peaceful, suburban life. Nightmares and daydreams are spilling over into the world and revealing cracks in her reality. Jean’s life and everything in it may just be a facade, but made by who? And why? Jean needs to escape. The X-Men need to stop the cycle of death the Phoenix brings. Their worlds will violently collide as Jean searches for an opening and the X-Men fight for closure. But when they are brought together, will the X-Men be reunited with their long-lost teammate – or something darker?
I have zero faith that they won't eff this up. I miss Jean, though.
OLD MAN HAWKEYE #1 (of 12) ETHAN SACKS (W) • MARCO CHECCHETTO (A/C) Variant Cover by RON LIM Variant Cover by Steve McNiven SKETCH VARIANT COVER BY STEVE MCNIVEN Variant Cover by Greg Land Avengers Variant Cover by BARRY KITSON Blank Variant Cover also available AN EYE FOR AN EYE Part 1 The super heroes have fallen. The country has been divided into territories controlled by super villains. Among the wastelands lives CLINT BARTON – one of the few Avengers to survive. But it’s been 45 years, and he’s no Avenger. Trying to eke out a living anyway he can, the former HAWKEYE is confronted with a startling discovery: the sharpshooter is going blind. With time running short, Clint realizes there’s one last thing he wants to see: revenge for his fallen comrades-in-arms. Rising-star writer ETHAN SACKS and superstar artist MARCO CHECCHETTO take you back to the Wastelands in a story set five years before the original classic OLD MAN LOGAN. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Initial thoughtS: I don't know Sacks' writing. Checcheto is a good artist for this. This is not material anyone is looking for. 12 issues for a rookie is a Big Mistake.
LEGION #1 (of 5) PETER MILLIGAN (W) • WILFREDO TORRES (A) Cover by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ Variant Cover by Niko Henrichon VARIANT COVER BY BILL SIENKIEWICZ TV Variant Cover also available Trauma Part 1 A mind-bending X-Men tale from the brains of Peter Milligan (X-Statix, Shade the Changing Man) and Wilfredo Torres (Moon Knight, Black Panther)! David Haller, the son of Professor Charles Xavier, has always had trouble containing the multiple personalities in his mind. And with each personality, comes a wild and dangerous mutant power. But now, a terrifying new personality is threatening to absorb these powers and take over David’s mind and body. In a desperate attempt to save himself, David seeks out the help of renowned young psychotherapist Hannah Jones to delve into his fractured mind and fight back this dark personality. But unknown to Legion….Dr Jones brings her own demons with her… 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
I am had zero interest in this but Milligan is a good fit for this and Torres is - holy moley - so good. OK, let's see how it goes.
ROGUE & GAMBIT #1 (of 5) KELLY THOMPSON (W) • PERE PEREZ (A) Cover by KRIS ANKA Variant Cover by Steve Skroce Variant Cover by ARTGERM LEGACY HEADSHOT VARIANT COVER BY MIKE MCKONE Avengers Variant Cover by DANIEL ACUÑA Blank Variant Cover also available Ring of Fire Part 1 Everybody’s favorite X-couple is reunited! And boy, are they not happy about that… Kitty Pryde must send Rogue and Gambit on an undercover mission to find a group of kidnapped mutants. What they discover on this mission will shock them. But will it also bring them closer together…? It’s a high-stakes adventure caper that only the two hottest X-Men can deliver! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
I have a soft spot for this stupid relationship. I also don't care what has happened to these characters between 1997 and today. Hit the reset button and do this right. Kelly Thompson is FABULOUS, though.
INHUMANS: JUDGMENT DAY #1 Al Ewing (W) • Mike Del Mundo (A) COVER BY Daniel Acuña VARIANT COVER BY Marcos Martin WRAPAROUND TV VARIANT COVER BY JAE LEE THE INUMANS FACE THE WRATH OF THEIR CREATORS! The Royal Family has spent months tracking down Primagen, the element that birthed Terrigen and could save the Inhuman race from its slow extinction. But to get it, they confronted the Progenitors – beings older than the Earth itself. They stole fire from the gods. And the gods are angry. The fate of planet Earth once again sits in Black Bolt and Medusa’s hands. The Progenitors are here to end their experiment once and for all – and our world with it. Who will be able to stand…on Judgment Day? 40 PGS./ One-shot/ Rated T+ …$4.99
No idea what this is but Mike Del Mundo on the INHUMANS sounds good.
PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #299 CHIP ZDARSKY (w) • ADAM KUBERT (a) COVER BY MARCOS MARTIN Most Wanted Part 3 Tinkerer enlists the aid of his augmented allies to squash Spider-Man once and for all! 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
Oh boy, with the renumbering.
TALES OF SUSPENSE #101 (of 5) MATTHEW ROSENBERG (W) • TRAVEL FOREMAN (A) Cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO Avengers Variant Cover by Carlos Pacheco RED LEDGER PART 2 HAWKEYE and BUCKY are forced to work together to track down the mystery assassin. The style and choice of targets have all led them to believe THE BLACK WIDOW is somehow alive and on the warpath…until now. When their latest victim surfaces, everything our heroes think they know is about to get blown to pieces! The titillating tale of Avengers, assassins, perilous plots and past mistakes continues here! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Hawkeye and Bucky by Rosenberg and Foreman sounds GREAT but this numbering makes zero effing sense. Is this a mini? If so, what issue is this?
X-MEN BLUE ANNUAL #1 CULLEN BUNN (W) • EDGAR SALAZAR (A) Cover by NICK BRADSHAW Variant Cover by Pasqual Ferry Venomized Variant Cover by TBA Poison X Variant Cover by TBA THE CROSSOVER BETWEEN VENOM AND X-MEN BLUE STARTS HERE! Spinning out of the events of Venomverse, the Children of the Atom and the Lethal Protector team up to take down an extradimensional threat! This is it, folks, the team-up you’ve been asking for: X-MEN BLUE and VENOM must band together in the cold reaches of space to protect our universe from a threat more diabolical than you can imagine. But will EDDIE BROCK, his faithful SYMBIOTE, MARVEL GIRL, CYCLOPS, ICEMAN, BEAST and ANGEL be enough to save this universe? I really, really hope so. 40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99
NO ONE WANTS VEMON OR THESE STUPID X-MEN.
X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN #2 (of 2) ED PISKOR (W) • ED PISKOR (A/C) Character Variant Cover by ED PISKOR Revisit all of X-Men history with Eisner-winning writer/artist Ed Piskor!!! Relive the biggest moments in X-Men history: The flight of the Sentinels! The discovery of the Savage Land!! The death of Charles Xavier!!! For the X-Fan inside everyone! 48 PGS./Rated T+ …$5.99
This is only two issues?
MARVEL LEGACY HC Written by JASON AARON, ROBBIE THOMPSON & MORE Penciled by ESAD RIBIC, STEVE MCNIVEN, RUSSELL DAUTERMAN, CHRIS SAMNEE, ALEX MALEEV, STUART IMMONEN, PEPE LARRAZ, JIM CHEUNG, DANIEL ACUNA, GREG LAND, ED MCGUINNESS, MARK BAGLEY & MORE Cover by JOE QUESADA Celebrate the Marvel Legacy as we enter a brave new era! It begins at the dawn of the human race, and ends with a child’s prayer! In between, empires fall, mysteries brew, secrets are revealed, quests are undertaken and legends are forged! And it all leads up to the dramatic return you’ve been waiting for — and one you’ve been dreading! Jason Aaron, Esad Ribic and a host of superstar artists deliver an epic story that will touch every corner of the Marvel Universe! It’s everything you’ve been longing for — and more! Plus: A complete collection of the Marvel Legacy Primer Pages, short stories that reveal everything you need to know about the Marvel Universe’s greatest heroes! Collecting MARVEL LEGACY #1, MARVEL LEGACY PRIMER PAGES and FOOM MAGAZINE (2017). 264 PGS./Rated T+ …$39.99 • ISBN: 978-1-302-91101-0 • Trim size: oversized
Listen, if you buy this, you're a sucker. These "primer" pages are ugly and dull. LEGACY was fine but this is a $40 book that is almost 200 pages of filler.
PUNISHER MAX BY GARTH ENNIS OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC Written by GARTH ENNIS Penciled by DARICK ROBERTSON, LEWIS LAROSA, LEANDRO FERNANDEZ & DOUG BRAITHWAITE Cover by TIM BRADSTREET ON SALE MAY 2018 Hard-hitting Punisher tales by one of Frank Castle’s signature writers! But do the Punisher’s origins trace back even farther than the fateful day in the park when he lost his family? In Vietnam, with his platoon under attack, Captain Castle must make a grim choice. And in the modern day, Punisher’s old partner, Microchip, resurfaces with a startling offer! Nick Fury has a proposition, too — a dangerous mission involving a Siberian nuclear missile silo and a lethal retrovirus. But Castle’s actions set off a chain reaction that will bring him into conflict with a ruthless Russian general — and take the world to the brink of war. Plus: Mobster Nicky Cavella returns to plague the Punisher, and a wave of violence rocks New York to its core! Collecting BORN #1-4 and PUNISHER (2004) #1-30. 864 PGS./Explicit Content …$100.00 • ISBN: 978-1-302-91207-9 • Trim size: oversized
Ugh, these comics are good.
WOLVERINE GOES TO HELL OMNIBUS HC Written by JASON AARON Penciled by ADAM KUBERT, RENATO GUEDES, JEFTE PALO, DANIEL ACUNA, GORAN SUDZUKA, RON GARNEY, STEVEN SANDERS, BILLY TAN, CARLOS PACHECO, FRANK CHO, ALAN DAVIS & MORE Cover by JAE LEE ON SALE MAY 2018 Jason Aaron puts Wolverine through Hell — literally! A mysterious organization conspires to possess Wolverine’s body with demons, and send his soul to the underworld! Waiting for Logan are the souls of unexpected family and friends — and the Devil himself! Naturally, Wolverine plans to claw his way back out and have his revenge — but that might be exactly what the shadowy group wants! Will the final twist in its plan shatter Wolverine completely? Plus: Wolverine and Spider-Man must survive a trip through time without killing each other, Wolverine faces Cyclops in a schism over the future of the X-Men, and Logan returns to Japan to prevent an underworld takeover by his oldest foe! Collecting ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN & WOLVERINE #1-6; WOLVERINE (2010) #1-20, #5.1 and #300-304; X-MEN: SCHISM #1-5; and material from WOLVERINE: THE ROAD TO HELL #1. 984 PGS./Parental Advisory …$100.00 • ISBN: 978-1-302-91159-1 • Trim size: oversized
I didn't think Aaron's WOLVERINE was anything special, but again, look at this effing numbering: "WOLVERINE (2010) #1-20, #5.1 and #300-304" Yeesh.
WEAPON X: THE RETURN OMNIBUS HC Written by FRANK TIERI, MATT NIXON, BUDDY SCALERA, R.A. JONES & CHRISTINA Z Penciled by SEAN CHEN, MARK TEXEIRA, GEORGES JEANTY, KARL KERSCHL, ETHAN VAN SCIVER, PABLO RAIMONDI, BRANDON BADEAUX, KILIAN PLUNKETT, BARRY KITSON, JOHN PAUL LEON, JEFF JOHNSON, ROGER ROBINSON, TOM MANDRAKE, BART SEARS, ANDY SMITH & MORE Cover by BART SEARS ON SALE MAY 2018 Wolverine’s nightmare is real as the Weapon X program returns! With a sadistic new director in charge, the program offers mutants a chance to turn against their own kind — and a deadlier-than-ever Sabretooth is the first recruit! But when the program fails to conscript Logan, the director turns to…Deadpool?! As the ranks of Weapon X swell with mutant killers and bodies begin to pile up, Cable leads an uprising, the mysterious Agent Zero debuts and Chamber goes undercover! But what is the sickening true goal of Weapon X? And can Wolverine and Fantomex prevent the rise of the “Days of Future Past” timeline? Collecting WOLVERINE (1988) #162-166, #173-174, #175 (A STORY) and #176; DEADPOOL (1997) #57-60; WEAPON X (2002) #1/2 and #1-28; WEAPON X: THE DRAFT — SAURON, WILD CHILD, KANE, MARROW and AGENT ZERO; WEAPON X: DAYS OF FUTURE NOW #1-5; and material from DEADPOOL (2012) #27. 1,280 PGS./Parental Advisory …$125.00 • ISBN: 978-1-302-91182-9 • Trim size: oversized
The Frank Tieri WEAPON X book sucked but look at all the art talent here: MARK TEXEIRA, KARL KERSCHL, PABLO RAIMONDI, KILIAN PLUNKETT, JOHN PAUL LEON.
CARNAGE OMNIBUS HC Written by PETER MILLIGAN, ZEB WELLS, CHRIS YOST, CULLEN BUNN, KEVIN SHINICK, RICK SPEARS, GERRY DUGGAN & GERRY CONWAY Penciled by CLAYTON CRAIN, LAN MEDINA, REILLY BROWN, KHOI PHAM, DECLAN SHALVEY, STEPHEN SEGOVIA, DAN MEXIA, KIM JACINTO, MIKE HENDERSON, SALVA ESPIN, GERMÁN PERALTA, JOHN TIMMS & MIKE PERKINS ON SALE April 2018 The psychopathic symbiote steals the spotlight! Cletus Kasady takes his killing spree on the road — including bloody showdowns with his “daddy” Venom, his “son” Toxin, and Deadpool! The Avengers attempt to spare the American heartland from Kasady, but who will save the Microverse? How about Scarlet Spider and a new Venom, Flash Thompson? Then, the Wizard makes Carnage superior, and Axis makes him…a hero?! And Kasady leads the FBI, Man-Wolf and Eddie Brock on a monstrous chase around the globe…but can they stop him from raising the elder god Chthon? Collecting VENOM VS. CARNAGE #1-4, CARNAGE (2010) #1-5, CARNAGE U.S.A. #1-5, MINIMUM CARNAGE: ALPHA and OMEGA, SCARLET SPIDER (2012) #10-11, VENOM (2011) #26-27, SUPERIOR CARNAGE #1-5 and ANNUAL #1, DEADPOOL VS. CARNAGE #1-4, AXIS: CARNAGE #1-3, NOVA (2013) #26-27, CARNAGE (2015) #1-16 and material from ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT POINT ONE. 1168 PGS./Parental Advisory …$125.00 • ISBN:978-1-302-91227-7 • Trim size: oversized
ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL. 1: LIFE OF X TPB Written by CHARLES SOULE Penciled by JIM CHEUNG, MIKE DEODATO JR., ED MCGUINNESS, CARLOS PACHECO, RAMON ROSANAS & MIKE DEL MUNDO Cover by JIM CHEUNG Charles Soule and a stellar roster of superstar artists unite to put the Astonishing back in the X-Men! An ancient evil is attacking the world’s most powerful minds. It will have them by the time you finish this sentence — and a moment later, it will have us all. A band of X-Men discovers the truth behind the threat, but is there any time left for Psylocke, Old Man Logan, Bishop, Archangel, Fantomex, Rogue and Gambit? In an action-packed X-epic, they must head to the astral plane in pursuit of…the Shadow King! But who does he have by his side? When Logan loses himself, the true horrors begin — for London, and for the X-Men! To survive this ordeal, the team will have to face sacrifice, lies…and the darkest of truths! Collecting ASTONISHING X-MEN (2017) #1-6. 144 PGS./Rated T+ …$17.99 • ISBN: 978-1-302-90850-8
This book is sadly not doing a damned thing for me.
CABLE & X-FORCE: ONSLAUGHT RISING TPB Written by JEPH LOEB & MORE Penciled by TERRY DODSON, ADAM POLLINA, LUCIANO LIMA, IAN CHURCHILL, STEVE SKROCE, MATT RYAN, RURIK TYLER & MORE Cover by IAN CHURCHILL ON SALE FEBRUARY 2018 The shadow of Onslaught looms over Cable and X-Force! As a subtle evil begins its rise, the Askani’son faces destiny’s call — which means a devastating confrontation with his counterpart from the Age of Apocalypse, Nate “X-Man” Grey! Meanwhile, X-Force is caught up in an unholy alliance between Sebastian Shaw and the horrifying Holocaust! As all hell breaks loose, the members of X-Force will target their own leaders, Cable and Domino — and that means things will get explosive! Threats lie in wait including the Blob, the Mimic, Selene, the Externals and S.H.I.E.L.D.! Boomer approaches Meltdown, there’s Risqué business for Warpath, and Siryn must enlist Deadpool’s help to regain her freedom! Plus: Cable and X-Force face impossible odds — as in, Impossible Man odds! Collecting X-FORCE (1991) #49-56, CABLE (1993) #29-31, X-MAN #14 and X-FORCE/CABLE ANNUAL ’95. 360 PGS./Rated T …$34.99 • ISBN: 978-1-302-90949-9
OK OK OK sooooo yeah, this is like CABLE & X-FORCE CLASSIC VOLUME 2 that came out over four years ago. I love the Loeb/Pollina-era of X-FORCE so this is going on the short list.
RUNAWAYS VOL. 9: DEAD WRONG TPB (NEW PRINTING) Written by TERRY MOORE Penciled by HUMBERTO RAMOS Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS ON SALE FEBRUARY 2018 After escaping catastrophe in New York City, the seven friends have returned to their home: Los Angeles. But all is not well in the City of Angels, as a group of soldiers from Runaway Karolina Dean’s home planet arrive with guns blazing, demanding that their fellow Majesdanian be handed over to them for some unknown offense. Though the otherworldly warriors are repelled, the clock is ticking down to the moment when they’ll rally and return. As the Majesdanians struggle to regroup, the Runaways begin to fall apart, squabbling over the best course to take. Some advocate direct action, others diplomacy. Distressingly, Karolina considers just giving herself up! How can the Runaways face their biggest threat to date when they’re having trouble facing one another? Collecting RUNAWAYS (2008) #1-6. 136 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99 • ISBN: 978-1-302-90910-9
I remembered that Terry Moore wrote RUNAWAYS but not that Humberto Ramos drew it.
Dread Gods Ron Marz (w) • Tom Raney, Bart Sears (a) • Tom Raney (c) Ominous Press launches with the first of three limited series set in a science-fiction/fantasy universe of epic heroes and insidious villains. In DREAD GODS, gods in a fantasy world discover they’re actually monsters in a post-apocalyptic landscape. Acclaimed creators Ron Marz (Witchblade, Green Lantern) and Tom Raney (Stormwatch) join with art master Bart Sears (Rai) to usher in adventure like no other! TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-202-8 Advance solicited for February release!
I've seen images for this on social media but I've never actually seen an issue in a comic shop. Which is weird, now that I think about it.
Saucer State Paul Cornell (w) • Ryan Kelly (a & c) The story of Arcadia Alvarado, former alien abductee (possibly) and current President of the United States, continues, and now that she commands the highest office in the country, she’ll use her power to find out what really happened. But, even with the power of the Presidency at her fingertips, will she be able to get to the truth? Either way, she will have to act fast as the biggest event in world history begins to unfold around her. All of the political intrigue and UFO mythology continues in the sequel and conclusion to the Hugo Award-nominated series Saucer Country. TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-127-4 Advance solicited for February release!
Solid book. Will make a good tpb.
Frank Cho’s The Savage Wolverine Artist’s Edition—SPOTLIGHT Frank Cho (w & a & c) Frank Cho is a modern comic art master. Influenced by the great American illustrators (Like Franklin Booth and Joseph Clement Coll) and comic book artists (Frank Frazetta and Al Williamson, to name a few), Cho has incorporated these great talents and developed his own, unique style, one that has made him a fan-favorite sensation. This Artist’s Edition collects the first five issues of The Savage Wolverine in all its glory. And, like all Artist’s Editions, at full size of the original art. Fans of Cho will be mesmerized by his gorgeous art and intense action scenes—this will be an Artist’s Edition you will treasure for years to come! HC • B&W • $150.00 • 144 pages • 14”x21” •ISBN: 978-1-68405-292-9 Advance solicited for March release!
INVINCIBLE #144 STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN ART: RYAN OTTLEY, CORY WALKER, NATHAN FAIRBAIRN COVER / VARIANT COVER: RYAN OTTLEY, NATHAN FAIRBAIRN JANUARY 24 / 56 PAGES / FC / M / $5.99
“THE END OF ALL THINGS,” Conclusion
Everything since issue one has been building to this. Nothing can prepare you.
THE END OF EVERYTHING... INVINCIBLE. I have not followed the series for 90+ issues but I am impressed the creative team is still kicking. And look, Cory Walker!
DISSONANCE #1 STORY: SINGGIH NUGROHO ART: SAMI BASRI COVER: VARSAM KURNIA JANUARY 10 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
In an alternate world where Earth is populated with powerful human-spirit hybrids called Fantasmen, Folke and Roisia Herviett, two siblings with opposing worldviews, are challenged to prove their worth and take up their parents’ positions in a devious group who secretly run the world. Meanwhile, Seraphim, a Fantasmen warrior guard, is sent to prevent a catastrophic event from affecting the Earth and its own universe.
From designer MELITA CURPHY, writer SINGGIH NUGROHO, and featuring the art of SAMI BASRI (Power Girl, WITCHBLADE), comes a fantasy drama set in a sci-fi world unlike any other.
Sami Basri is GREAT.
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF NICK WILSON #1 (OF 5) STORY: EDDIE GORODETSKY& MARC ANDREYKO ART: STEVE SADOWSKI COVER: PETE WOODS VARIANT COVER: IAN CHURCHILL JANUARY 24 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
"THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF NICK WILSON” From Eisner and Emmy-winning writers! For a few years in his early 20s, Nick Wilson had super powers and all the acclaim associated with them. When those powers vanished, so did his fame, sending him from national hero to late-night punchline. By the time we pick up his story, he is not yet 30 and barely an answer in a trivia contest. Faced with a life in a rear-view mirror full of lost powers, faded glory, former enemies, ex-girlfriends, and forgotten grudges, Nick struggles to figure out who he is today. Packing on an extra 20 pounds and peering through a medicinal marijuana haze, he is trying to build a future when all that’s left is just a man who hasn’t been super for a very long time. These are THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF NICK WILSON.
Andreyko and Sadowski? Looks interesting.
ICE CREAM MAN #1 STORY: W. MAXWELL PRINCE ART / COVER: MARTIN MORAZZO, CHRIS O’HALLORAN VARIANT COVER: FRAZER IRVING JANUARY 17 / 40 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
OVERSIZED FIRST ISSUE!
Chocolate, vanilla, existential horror, drug addiction, musical fantasy…there’s a flavor for everyone’s misery.
ICE CREAM MAN is a genre-defying comic book series featuring disparate “one-shot” tales of sorrow, wonder, and redemption. Each installment features its own cast of strange characters, dealing with their own special sundae of suffering. And on the periphery of all of them, like the twinkly music of his colorful truck, is the Ice Cream Man—a weaver of stories, a purveyor of sweet treats. Friend. Foe. God. Demon. The man who, with a snap of his fingers—lickety split!—can change the course of your life forever.
Prince and Morazzo did the totally fantastic ELECTRIC SUBLIME mini series. I have high hopes for this.
POSTAL: MARK #1 STORY: MATT HAWKINS ART / COVER: RAFFAELE IENCO JANUARY 31 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
After the stunning series conclusion to the regular POSTAL series, this one-shot story shows Mark’s fate in the town one year later.
I am vaguely paying attention to POSTAL and I didn't realize it was ending.
DAYS OF HATE #1 (OF 12) STORY: ALES KOT ART: DANIJEL ZEZELJ COLORS: JORDIE BELLAIRE COVER: DANIJEL ZEZELJ, TOM MULLER JANUARY 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
The United States of America, 2022.
The loss that ripped them apart drove one into the arms of the police state and the other towards a guerrilla war against the white supremacy. Now they meet again. This is a story of a war.
I don't read Ales Kot anymore but here you go.
CROSSWIND, VOL. 1 TP STORY: GAIL SIMONE ART / COVER: CAT STAGGS JANUARY 24 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99
Goodfellas meets Freaky Friday in this mind-bending new ongoing series from fan-favorite creators GAIL SIMONE (Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Deadpool, Secret Six, Birds of Prey) and CAT STAGGS (Adventures of Supergirl, Smallville Season 11, Wonder Woman '77). A slick and ruthless Chicago hitman. A smart but downtrodden Seattle housewife. When an inexplicable event strikes these two random strangers, their bodies, souls, and lives are switched—to potentially deadly effect. Collects CROSSWIND #1-6
I thought the first issue was pretty crappy.
GET NAKED OGN STORY: STEVEN T. SEAGLE ART: EMEI OLIVIA BURELL, TINA BURHOLT, PATRICIA AMALIE ECKERLE, CHRISTOFFER HAMMER, ANDRADA-AURORA HANSEN, REBEKKA DAVIDSEN HESTBÆK, HOPE HJORT, ANGELICA INIGO JØRGENSEN, BOB LUNDGREEN KRISTIANSEN, SILJA LIN, SIM MAU, INGVILD MARIE METHI, THORBJØRN PETERSEN, ASKE SCHMIDT ROSE, ERLEND HJORTLAND SANDØY, MADS ELLEGÅRD SKOVBAKKE, CECILIE "Q" MAINTZ THORSEN, FRED TORNAGER, THOMAS VIUM COVER: MADS ELLEGÅRD SKOVBAKKE FEBRUARY 07 / 280 PAGES / FC / M / $24.99
In the spirit of essayist David Sedaris and monologist Spalding Grey, SEAGLE and 19 emerging global cartoonists take drawn storytelling into the world of the “graphic essay.” 19 stories of global attitudes about the naked body balance raw comedy, raw emotions, and raw cartooning. SEAGLE honestly chronicles his place as an undressed metaphorical fish out of water on different continents—from not recognizing a famous naked celeb in Hollywood to being naked and eaten by actual fish in Tokyo.
Looks super weird. I love Steven T Seagle.
SPY SEAL, VOL. 1: THE CORTEN-STEEL PHOENIX TP STORY / ART / COVER: RICH TOMMASO JANUARY 24 / 72 PAGES / FC / T / $12.99
Journey into the thrilling world of international espionage as one of Britain's most covert MI-6 divisions, the Nest, recruits a brand-new secret agent to their team: Spy Seal! Follow the newbie spy and his furry colleagues on exciting train rides, high-speed car chases, high-flying air adventures, and down secret underground tunnels, all in an effort to hunt down a dangerous British-turned-Soviet double agent—a slippery spy who poses as an upscale art dealer while covertly killing off important figures of Parliament. What is the reasoning behind this double agent's terrorist actions? Why are three masked bunny rabbits vandalizing paintings at every London gallery? And just what is this elusive Corten-Steel Phoenix anyway? Check out this deluxe format edition to decipher the answers to these and other puzzling questions in RICH TOMMASO's (SHE WOLF) latest series, visually reminiscent of such classic comics as The Adventures of Tintin and Usagi Yojimbo.
Collects SPY SEAL #1-4.
Quick tpb with OK price point.
VIOLENT LOVE, VOL. 2: HEARTS ON FIRE TP STORY: FRANK J. BARBIERE ART / COVER: VICTOR SANTOS JANUARY 17 / 144 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99
Daisy Jane and Rock Bradley’s story of blood, bullets, and revenge comes to a thrilling conclusion. Collects VIOLENT LOVE #6-10.