The cold, calculating machine-brain of Challengers, Dal's professional demeanor hides a heart that runs almost entirely on comics and graphic novels. In the trenches of comics retail for almost as long as Patrick, Dal's ready to debate the merits of today's most acclaimed creators and point out the hidden gems of the past. He also occasionally smiles. I saw it once. I think.
Here’s what you’ll be reading after you come out of your Thanksgiving-induced food coma… --NEW TITLES OF NOTE-- POWER RANGERS TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 The Power Rangers arrive in New York City to find Tommy Oliver (the Green Ranger) but soon discover he's joined forces with the villainous Shredder and the Foot Clan! As the Rangers are sent reeling by this betrayal, they're confronted by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! 20XX #1 From JONATHAN LUNA (ALEX + ADA, GIRLS, THE SWORD), this sci-fi thriller for mature readers imagines a not-so-distant future-a world of norms and syms, divided by fear. Syms, a small percentage of the population with telekinetic abilities, form gangs to survive. But division only breeds more division, and Mer and Nuon experience this firsthand as they become entangled in the often dramatic, sometimes violent, but always complex social landscape of sym gang rivalries in Anchorage, Alaska. OVER THE ROPES #1 Step Over the Ropes and into 1990's wrestling. A young high-flyer named Jason Lynn goes off-script in a match to win the world title and sets the southern territory on fire as the face-painted wrestler, Phoenix. Jason's battles between the ropes are only outperformed by his struggles outside the ring. CONAN SERPENT WAR #1 The serpent god SET plans to usher in an eternity of darkness, and only the chosen warriors across time and space have a hope of stopping him. In an unprecedented comics event, Robert E. Howard's characters (Conan, Soloman Kane, Dark Agnes) join forces along with Marvel's Moon Knight, in an all-new saga built on REH and Marvel lore from across the ages! NEW YEARS EVIL #1 Why hello there, readers! It's your Uncle Joker letting you know that this year's DC winter holiday special is not for the good guys. It's all about the folks on Santa's naughty list! Folks like me, Sinestro, Toyman, Harley Quinn, and even an appearance from that timely rascal the Calendar Man. Come sledding with your favorite villains in 10 fantastic tales created by comics' finest talents. THOR WORTHY #1 Walter Simonson's Thor run is widely considered to be not only some of the best Thor comics of all time, but simply some of the best comics, period. Now the legend returns for a special tale about Thor and Beta Ray Bill - with art from Mike Hawthorne and beloved veteran Sal Buscema! VAMPIRONICA NEW BLOOD #1 Riverdale's own bombshell bloodsucker is back! Following the events of the Jughead the Hunger vs. Vampironica crossover, Veronica returns to her own universe, still a vampire. She's not the same, and she knows it. And now she needs answers. But she may not be ready for what she's about to discover! INFECTED DEATHBRINGER #1 Donna Troy is a hero. She's strong, she's brave, she's one of the fiercest warriors on the planet...and she's the Batman Who Laughs' next target for infection! She is done with bringing peace to a world that cannot be trusted with it. She's a woman whose past has been her greatest adversary, and whose newly awakened dark side is ready to burn it all down and forge a new destiny. No more peace. Only...Deathbringer! --DON’T OVERLOOK--- X-MEN #3, BATMAN #84, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #10, DIE #10, DOCTOR DOOM #3, SPAWN #303, and MARAUDERS #3. We’re ready for you, December! Give up all of your comic goodness!
We are so thankful for all of these great New Comics and Graphic Novels! --NEW TITLES OF NOTE-- TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE INFINITE CRISIS #1 Infinite Crisis saw the destruction of the Trinity, the rise of Alexander Luthor and Superboy-Prime, and the rebirth of the Multiverse...but it all started with Ted Kord, the Blue Beetle, who saw it all coming and died with secrets that could've saved the world. But...things happened differently in the Dark Multiverse! Not only does Blue Beetle survive- he thrives! And after killing Maxwell Lord himself, Ted sets off a chain of events that irreversibly alters the lives of the Justice League and his best friend, Booster Gold. In trying to prevent a crisis, Blue Beetle becomes the Crisis...and the Dark Multiverse will never be the same. KILLADELPHIA #1 Featuring the show-stopping talents of SPAWN series artist JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER and the writer behind such hit shows as Wutang: An American Saga, Marvel's Runaways, and Starz's American Gods-RODNEY BARNES. When a small-town beat cop comes home to bury his murdered father-the revered Philadelphia detective James Sangster Sr.-he begins to unravel a mystery that leads him down a path of horrors that will shake his beliefs to their core. The city that was once the symbol of liberty and freedom has fallen prey to corruption, poverty, unemployment, brutality... and vampires. JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER #1 John Constantine is back in London, back to his old tricks-and just in time, as things have become very dark indeed in his old stomping grounds. A small-time gang lord has found himself dealing with a big-time outbreak of supernatural weirdness...and without any allies to call on and nothing left to call his own, John doesn't have much choice about taking a paycheck from one of London's worst, or accepting the help of one of the gang lord's would-be foot soldiers. But what should be an open-and-shut exorcism turns out to be nothing but...and the author of this madness may just be getting started on their terrible masterpiece! SPACE RIDERS VORTEX OF DARKNESS #1 It's been twenty years since the riders defeated the DESTROYER GOD OF EVIL and saved the galaxy. But when THE MOTHER OF ALL EVIL GODS appears and threatens to take control of every dimension and every strain of possible reality, the now cybernetically-enhanced ex-riders will come together and travel into her mind to ASSASSINATE HER SOUL! It's a suicidal mission into an infinite vortex of blood and death! CROW HARK THE HERALD #1 Every year, a group of six people gather for Christmas in a cabin in the far North Woods of Wisconsin. But this isn't your average bickering nuclear family-these are six of the most prolific killers in North America. Now, last year's sins have risen from the grave, ready to deliver the gift of revenge. Guided by the Crow, Cecilia Rite will give six psychos a holiday hammer party. --DON’T OVERLOOK--- NEW MUTANTS #2, X-FORCE #2, FALLEN ANGELS #2, BASKETFUL OF HEADS #2, CRIMINAL #10, ACTION COMICS #1017, and the final issue of CURSE WORDS! And we’re thankful for you. So, thanks.
So many event books! And WE have a GLOW event for GLOW VS THE BABYFACE #1! --NEW TITLES OF NOTE-- QUESTION THE DEATHS OF VIC SAGE #1 For years, Vic Sage has worn the faceless mask of the Question to clean up the streets of Hub City by sheer force of will. Eisner-winning writer Jeff Lemire joins forces with the legendary art team of Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz to resurrect Vic Sage, only to destroy him all over again...and again... DEADPOOL #1 Kelly Thompson writes Deadpool!! The Merc with a Mouth finds himself neck deep in political intrigue, monster law, and a monster hunter out for blood! It's like The Crown but with even more swords and monsters! Can Deadpool's smooth charisma and deft diplomacy allow him to keep his head, or will he be royally screwed? GLOW VS THE BABYFACE #1 The women of GLOW are preparing for an all-new sort of a foe... a news anchor! As they learn the art of the promo to convince the media that GLOW isn't a bad influence on children thank you very much, they discover a much bigger problem-a runaway who's been living under the ring! Written by former WWE Woman's Champion AJ Mendez (AJ Lee) and Lucifer's Aimee Garcia! UMBRELLA ACADEMY HAZEL & CHA CHA SAVE CHRISTMAS Hazel and Cha Cha-the bizarre assassins who first appear in Umbrella Academy: Dallas and blew audiences away in the Netflix series-track down a rogue time agent and cross paths with a plot to discredit Christmas! HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE MULTIVERSE #1 The scourge of Anti-Eternia is unleashed on the Multiverse! Blazing a trail across the dimensions, he's devastating each version of Eternia and stealing its power. Now it's up to a ragtag team of surviving He-Men to recruit the one man in existence who might save them: Prince Keldor, the man who would be Skeletor! OLYMPIA #1 Elon is a latchkey kid who spends his days alone reading comic books-until his favorite superhero, Olympian, comes crashing off the page and into reality! But as he nurses his wounded and delirious hero back to health, he discovers Olympian isn't the only thing that came through... something evil followed him. RAI (2019) #1 Welcome to the 41st century: New worlds, new characters, new adventures. Valiant's critically celebrated cyborg ronin named Rai embarks on a thrilling quest to save the future. HEART ATTACK #1 Superpowers and teenage romance collide! Gene therapy has saved Americans from disease-only to give birth to Variants: people with powers so unique, the government denies their human rights. But a rebellion has begun... 2099 ALPHA #1 80 years ago, the Marvel Universe was born. 80 years from now, will it die?! THE FUTURE IS IN PERIL! Events of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN have been leading to this for months. Something is happening in 2099 that spans Nueva York and beyond and will shake up the official Marvel Future forever. This is not a drill! ANNIHILATION SCOURGE ALPHA #1 Something is stirring in the Negative Zone...something that the Marvel Universe isn't ready for! Will Nova be able to assemble a team powerful enough to tackle this burgeoning threat, or is it already too late to stop its descent upon the galaxy? For the Cosmos's greatest heroes, ANNIHILATION is only the beginning... BIG HERO 6 THE SERIES #1 Hiro, Honey Lemon, Wasabi and Go Go are all off on a class trip for the day-leaving Fred at home to defend San Fransokyo! He'd better come up with a strategy, just in case-and what better way to do that than by writing his very own Big Hero 6 comic book! INFECTED SCARAB #1 When Jaime Reyes is in trouble, a powerful scarab transforms him into a super hero. Now the most sinister evil this or any other world has ever seen has his sights set on turning Jaime toward the darkness...and the Batman Who Laughs always gets what he wants. --DON’T OVERLOOK--- MARAUDERS #2, BATMAN #83, ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #5, SFSX #3, IMMORTAL HULK #27, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #9, SUPERMANS PAL JIMMY OLSEN #5, and EXCALIBUR #2. All the comics; all the time.
Welcome to a wonderful week of New Comics, filled with wonder! Double the wonder of a normal week!! --NEW TITLES OF NOTE— BLACK STARS ABOVE #1 The year is 1887 and a storm brews. A young fur trapper flees her overbearing family only to get lost in a dreamlike winter wilderness that harbours a cosmic threat. A chilling historical cosmic horror tale of survival. DOLLHOUSE FAMILY #1 (JOE HILL'S HILL HOUSE COMICS LINE) The dollhouse isn't just Alice's favorite toy...it's her whole world and Alice learns she can enter the house to visit a new group of friends, straight out of a heartwarming children's novel: the Dollhouse family. But while they welcome her with open arms, in the real world, her family life is becoming much more complicated...and deep within the Dollhouse's twisting halls, the black room waits, with an offer to Alice. The house can fix all this, the black room says. All she has to do is say the words... ELFQUEST STARGAZERS HUNT #1 Skywise, the stargazer elf who thought he knew everything about Cutter, discovers how mistaken he was. That, combined with a tragic accident involving his daughter Jink, sends Skywise on a quest of his own, from the elves' ancestral Star Home through uncharted space, and back to the World of Two Moons. FALLEN ANGELS #1 Psylocke finds herself in this new world of Mutantkind unsure of her place in it... but when a face from her past returns only to be killed, she seeks help from others who feel similar to get vengeance. Cable and X-23 join Kwannon for a personal mission that could jeopardize all Mutantkind! FAMILY TREE #1 When an eight-year-old girl literally begins to transform into a tree, her single mom, troubled brother, and possibly insane grandfather embark on a bizarre and heart-wrenching odyssey across the back roads of America in a desperate search for a way to cure her horrifying transformation before it's too late. Written by Jeff Lemire! FAR SECTOR #1 N.K. Jemisin makes her comic book debut with artist Jamal Campbell as they thrust you into a sci-fi murder mystery on the other side of the universe! For the past six months, newly chosen Green Lantern Sojourner "Jo" Mullein has been protecting the City Enduring. The city has maintained peace for over 500 years by stripping its citizens of their ability to feel. As a result, and murder is nonexistent. And suddenly... murder. FOLKLORDS #1 Ansel embarks on his Quest to find the mysterious Folklords, hoping they can explain his visions...but looking for the Folklords is punishable by death. What will Ansel risk to find out about the world he has never truly belonged in? By Matt Kindt and Matt Smith. MORBIUS #1 For years, Nobel Prize winning biologist Michael Morbius has been struggling to cure himself of his vampirism, and now, for the first time in years, one may be within reach! But the path to it is littered with dangers and worse! PUNISHER SOVIET #1 Garth Ennis is writing the Punisher again! A dozen Russian mobsters lie dead at the Punisher's feet and he wasn't the one who pulled the trigger. If you know Frank Castle, you know this doesn't necessarily set his mind at ease. Who is in New York City decimating the Russian mob and can it be long before they come into conflict with Frank? TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE BLACKEST NIGHT #1 What could be blacker than the Blackest Night? This time, the Black Lanterns win! Now, 23 days after the apocalypse, witness the rise of Sinestro as the Limbo Lantern! Trapped between life and death as a White and Black Lantern, Sinestro seeks to save the universe-or end his miserable life-once and for all! -- This is the final week of DAWN OF X #1’s. Which titles will you keep buying?
Oh, November… your threats of snow can’t dampen our excitement for this week’s New Releases! --HIGHLY RECOMMENDED-- NEW MUTANTS #1 Written by Jonathan Hickman! The classic New Mutants (Sunspot, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Karma, Magik, and Cypher) get together with a few new friends (Chamber, Mondo) to seek out their missing member and share the good news... a mission that takes them into space alongside the Starjammers! LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #1 Welcome to the 31st century! The greatest lineup of heroes in comic book history returns with new, fresh, and reader-friendly stories! Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis reteams Ryan Sook! Why have the Legion of Super-Heroes broken the cardinal rule of the United Planets and inducted Jon Kent, a.k.a. Superboy, into the Legion? What are they hiding? And what does it have to do with Aquaman's long-lost trident? UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY #1 Scott Snyder and Charles Soule team up with artist Giuseppe Camuncoli embark on an epic adventure in a brand-new ongoing series. The near future, an unknown nation that was once the United States of America, shrouded in mystery after walling itself off from the rest of the world without explanation 30 years ago. When a team seeking a cure for a global pandemic breaches U.S. borders, they quickly find themselves in a struggle to survive this strange and deadly lost continent! NOVEMBER HC VOL 01 One phone call for help and all hell breaks loose for three strangers connected by bad luck, a twist of fate, and a gun in a puddle of rain. In the middle of a dense criminal underworld, these strangers' lives collide on one fateful and bloody night in this epic graphic novel thriller by MATT FRACTION and ELSA CHARRETIER. --NEW TITLES OF NOTE— LOCKE & KEY DOG DAYS Two new stories by creators Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez-"Nailed It" and "Dog Days"-plus a behind-the-scenes tease of the coming TV series! SPIDER-MAN & VENOM DOUBLE TROUBLE #1 Prepare to see Spidey and Venom as you never have before: as begrudging... buddies? It's fun of the freaky variety this time around, as an unexpected mind-swap sets Spidey and Venom in each other's bodies! But WHO swapped them, and why?! From Mariko Tamaki and Gurihiru! X-FORCE #1 X-Force is the CIA of the mutant world-one half intelligence branch, one half special ops. Beast, Jean Grey and Sage on one side, Wolverine, Kid Omega and Domino on the other. In a perfect world, there would be no need for an X-Force. We're not there...yet. B B FREE #1 b.b. free broadcasts her underground radio show from her remote swamp community, and she has no idea she's actually the chosen one. It's been over a hundred years since the Plague That Ate Greed wiped out half the population, and it's the only world that b.b. has ever known. But when b.b. rebels against her overbearing father, she realizes that everything she believes in could be a lie. DRAGONFLY & DRAGONFLYMAN #1 This prequel to The Wrong Earth follows gritty vigilante The Dragonfly and his innocent, campy counterpart Dragonflyman, before they became trapped on each other's Earths! Can two versions of the satanic Devil-Man corrupt both of their souls? GREEN LANTERN BLACKSTARS #1 What has Hal Jordan done? No Green Lanterns can be found patrolling their space sectors...and not a single power ring lights the darkness. Across the universe, once-familiar faces now wear a different uniform and enforce a new type of galactic law. The Green Lantern Corps is dead-long live the Blackstars! HEIST HOW TO STEAL A PLANET #1 Welcome to planet Heist! It's the cutthroat capital of the entire Nehring System, home to billions of the worst men and women in the galaxy. The Pan-Galactic government has no idea what to do with the planet, but conman Glane Breld and his band of thieves know exactly what to do with Heist-they're going to steal it. It's Ocean's Eleven in space! MAGICIANS #1 Long after Quentin Coldwater has graduated from Brakebills, Dean Fogg welcomes the first class in Brakebills history to include hedge magicians. As two student bodies clash to prove their superiority, everyone at Brakebills is forced to take a side - not realizing a new threat has targeted them all! INFECTED KING SHAZAM #1 Spinning out of the events of Batman/Superman and "Year of the Villain," it's the tale of a hero whose soul has been turned black, and who has something to prove to the old guard. Buckle in for Shazam's journey to punch a bunch of so-called "gods" in the face and show the establishment exactly what the future looks like. --DON’T OVERLOOK-- DOCTOR DOOM #2 (#1 was SO GOOD!!), BATMAN #82, DIE #9, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #9, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #33, and LOIS LANE #5! A little snow? A little cold? Bring it! These New Comics are worth it!!