Sakes alive, this week is a pretty great week for New Comics! Two titanic teams of titans team up in JUSTICE LEAGUE POWER RANGERS #1. GOD COUNTRY #1 from Image is a good read (Emmet Quinlan, an old widower rattled by dementia, isn't just a problem for his children-his violent outbursts are more than the local cops can handle. When a tornado levels his home-as well as the surrounding West Texas town-a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage. The enchanted sword at the eye of the storm gives him more than a sound mind and body...). Cullen Bunn has a new supernatural title, GRAVE LILIES #1 (Five women have wandered away from a mysterious explosion that tears through a major metropolitan area, without a scratch - and with no memory of who they are. They also have remarkable abilities. They'll need these powers, too, because they are pursued by sinister agencies that want to apprehend them before they learn the shocking truth of their origins and the destiny that awaits them). DEEP #1 (When an earthquake off the coast of Greenland leads to strange reports of monster sightings, William and Kaiko Nekton, along with their kids, Fontaine and Ant (and of course, Ant's pet fish, Jeffrey), dive into the mystery! Will they find what they're looking for? Will they teach a fish to fetch? Will they be accidentally eaten?) is a very fun all-ages comic. And there's also CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #9, ALL STAR BATMAN #6, MOTOR CRUSH #2, MS. MARVEL #14, GREEN VALLEY #4, SOUTHERN BASTARDS #16, SPIDER-MAN #12 (Miles and Spider-Gwen get all smoochy on the cover!) and VORACIOUS FEEDING TIME #2. Comics are the best!!
The comic books of auld lang syne are now but those of history. We look to the future! 2017! Flying cars? Laser guns? Fully renewable bioenergy sources? Um, no; not so much. But!! This brand new turn of the calendar page does bring us new comics! US AVENGERS #1! UNSTOPPABLE WASP #1! JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA THE ATOM REBIRTH #1! FALL AND RISE OF CAPTAIN ATOM #1! WALKING DEAD #162! WICKED + DIVINE #25! UNWORTHY THOR #3! JUSTICE LEAGUE SUICIDE SQUAD #3! And SAGA #41—this time for real (we hope). Happy New (Comics) Year!
As the calendar page turns yellow with age and the paper dries and cracks, so too are we presented with finality; the final New Release List of 2016. These are the titles that will live most prominent in our memories as we conclude our comic book reading for the year. Such missives as Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire’s AD AFTER DEATH #2; a double dose of Mariko Tamaki with HULK #1 (art by Nco Leon) and SUPERGIRL BEING SUPER #1 (art by the amazing Joëlle Jones); HARROW COUNTY #19; MOTHER PANIC #2; CIVIL WAR II #8, WONDER WOMAN #13; SAGA #41; ROCKET RACCOON and the highly anticipated LOVE IS LOVE graphic novel honoring those killed in Orlando this year. Mourning the victims, supporting the survivors, celebrating the LGBTQ community, and examining love in today's world. ALL PROCEEDS go to the victims, survivors and their families via EQUALITY FLORIDA. Challengers is giving $5 from the purchase of each copy of Love Is Love to Equality Florida.
Have you been naughty this year? Have you been nice? This is the week we find out as it’s the last New Release list before Christmas, and this is everything Santa thinks you deserve…Chip Zdarsky’s STAR-LORD #1, THE FIX #7, JUSTICE LEAGUE SUICIDE SQUAD #1, ANIMOSITY #4, KLAUS & WITCH OF WINTER, BLACK HAMMER #5, DEPT. H #9, MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #0, LOCKE & KEY SMALL WORLD (the return of Locke & Key!!!) and, of course, the very aptly named POWER MAN AND IRON FIST SWEET CHRISTMAS ANNUAL #1. Sweet Christmas, indeed.