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.
You know it’s the Holiday Season when we get both GWENPOOL HOLIDAY SPECIAL MERRY MIX UP and the DC REBIRTH HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1 coming out in the same week! There’s also the latest HAWKEYE #1(featuring Kate Bishop, not the other guy), JESSICA JONES #3, IVX #1, SUICIDE SQUAD #8(the lead-in to JL/Suicide Squad), HILLBILLY #4, OPTIMUS PRIME #1, GREEN VALLEY #3(yay!!) and ROCKSTARS #1. ‘Tis the Season.