It’s December, so that means Holiday Specials and Team-Ups! Such as Grant Morrison’s KLAUS CRISIS IN XMASVILLE #1 and DC UNIVERSE HOLIDAY 2017. Or BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #1 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VENOM INC ALPHA #1 (we leave it up to you to figure out which of those are team-ups and which are Holiday specials). There are also a few new Image Comics #1’s like SLEEPLESS #1 (from the writer of Alex + Ada and the artist of Shutter), PARADISO #1 (what if in Sim City, the CITY was the player?) and WITCHBLADE #1 (yup, she’s back again). And then there are the regular books you can’t live without, such as BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #3, CAPTAIN AMERICA #696, WALKING DEAD #174, and BATMAN #36. 'Tis the season!
November ends with some great new comics! Including… BATMAN CREATURE OF THE NIGHT #1 Young Bruce Wainwright lost his parents in a violent crime...and in the real world, no superheroes exist to save the day. Written by Kurt Busiek, in the vein of “Marvels.” JOHN WICK #1 The eagerly-awaited origin of John Wick is finally here! Young John Wick emerges from prison and embarks upon his first, epic vendetta! SWORD OF AGES #1 By Gabriel Rodriguez, co-creator/artist of Locke and Key! A young woman will become the first wielder of the most famous sacred weapon of all time to champion for her world's survival, inspiring a legion of heroes to join her struggle against a merciless alien force. MYSTIK U #1 Drawn by Chicago’s Mike Norton! After a tragic accident, a young Zatanna Zatara enrolls in a mysterious university that teaches its students how to master their unique brands of magic.
And lest we forget the returning favorites like, KILL OR BE KILLED #14, KAIJUMAX SEASON 3 #5, DARKHAWK #51, OLD MAN LOGAN #31, BLACK MAGICK #9, and RICK AND MORTY #2.
The time is at hand… the clock strikes 11:57… and that clock is the DOOMSDAY CLOCK #1! The Watchmen return! The End is Nigh! Also nigh are more New Comics! Such as… VOID TRIP #1 Ana and Gabe are the last two humans alive in the galaxy. They're low on fuel, food, and psychedelic space froot, but they're still determined to make it to hippy-paradise, the super-planet Euphoria. IMAGINARY FIENDS #1 Brinke Calle was found covered in her own blood by the woods in rural Cannon Falls, MN. Her best friend, Melba, had just attempted to murder her because a spider girl named Polly Peachpit told her to. MAXWELLS DEMONS #1 Adventuring to distant worlds through his makeshift multiversal closet door, Maxwell Maas may be the greatest mind the world has ever known. But at 10-years-old he has a lot to learn. BETTY AND VERONICA VIXENS #1 The toughest gang in Riverdale is one you'd least expect: the Vixens, led by Riverdale High's own Betty and Veronica! FORLORN FUNNIES #1 Paul Hornschemeier returns! Comics, scripts, prose, all are on display here, including the first chapter of "Jerkwater Elite." DEMON HELL IS EARTH #1 Jason Blood and Etrigan: the best of enemies, destined to spend eternity bound together. …tick… tick… tick…
What is happening in comics this week?? Loki is the Sorcerer Supreme (DOCTOR STRANGE #381)! Punisher is War Machine (PUNISHER #218)! The Joker is Batman (BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1)! Are we even Challengers anymore?? Yes, we are, and will always be. And we’ll always have the sweet new stuff, too, like BOOM!’s FENCE #1 (Novelist C.S. Pacat (Captive Prince) and fan-favorite artist Johanna the Mad team up for a new series perfect for fans of Check, Please! and Yuri!!! on Ice), and Tim Seeley’s BRILLIANT TRASH #1 (A super powered teenage girl wipes Jerusalem from the face of the globe. In American dystopia after the "Lady Last Word Incident", a click-bait headline writing "journalist" holds the key to a med-tech conspiracy that could turn people into gods for the price of days off their lives). And then there are always new issues of the old stand-bys, like MIGHTY THOR #701, MECH CADET YU #4, WICKED & DIVINE #33, BATMAN #35, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #791, CURSE WORDS #10 and DESCENDER #26.