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.
It’s a New Year and a New Universe for DC Comics as Future State starts NOW! All of those books start with “Future State” in their titles so they will all be racked under the letter “F” but for the sake of the New Release list Future State will have its own section for the next 2 months.
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- ETERNALS #1 For millions of years, one hundred Eternals have roamed the Earth, secret protectors of humanity. Without them, we'd be smears between the teeth of the demon-like Deviants. Their war has waged for all time, echoing in our myths and nightmares. But today, Eternals face something new: change. FUTURE STATE WONDER WOMAN #1 Deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforest lies a hero of mythic legend...Wonder Woman! But in the absence of Diana, Yara Flor has risen out of obscurity to protect Man’s World from the magic that lies within it. Along with her trusty steed, she journeys to the Underworld to rescue one of her Themysciran sisters from the grasp of Hades. FUTURE STATE THE NEXT BATMAN #1 Following the tragedy of “A-Day,” the mayor allowed the private law enforcement group known as the Magistrate to take over policing so-called mask crime—and that has given rise to a new Dark Knight! Plus an OUTSIDERS back-up story. LAST WITCH #1 It's the one time of the year when the witch known as Cailleach hunts the children of the village - so Saoirse, a brave and reckless young girl, decides this is the perfect opportunity to defy her father and discover the secrets of the witch's tower! But when the Cailleach captures Saoirse and her brother Brahm, their lives are forever changed in ways they never expected. DC GENERATIONS SHATTERED #1 A threat of cosmic proportion to DC's newest (and oldest) universe compels one of the most unusual groups of heroes ever assembled to take on the most mysterious foe they have ever encountered. What started in Detective Comics #1027 explodes out of Dark Nights: Death Metal to tell the story of the generations-spanning history of the DC Universe! Join the original Batman, Kamandi, Starfire, Sinestro, Booster Gold, Dr. Light, Steel, and Sinestro in their quest to save the universe before time runs out... KING IN BLACK RETURN OF VALKYRIES #1 Once there was an entire army of Valkyries, but now Jane Foster is the only one. When the King in Black comes to Midgard, Jane must rebuild the Valkyries to help stop him -starting with Hildegarde, a warrior from Asgard's own hallowed halls, and X-Man Dani Moonstar, a former Valkyrie herself. But what Jane doesn't know...is that she never was the only Valkyrie after all. Who is the fourth warrior? STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC #1 It is centuries before the Skywalker Saga. The Jedi are at their height, protecting the galaxy as Republic pioneers push out into new territories. As the Frontier prepares for the dedication of majestic Starlight Beacon, Padawan Keeve Trennis faces the ultimate choice - will she complete her Jedi Trials or rescue the innocent from disaster? SCOUTS HONOR #1 Years after a nuclear apocalypse, a new society has risen from the ashes...and their bible is an old Ranger Scout manual.
--DON’T OVERLOOK-- All of them. Every single comic this week. Don’t overlook any of them.
All things considered, 2020 gave us some really great comics. 2021, you’ve got your work cut out for you!!
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We don’t want to get ahead of ourselves, but this is the FINAL list of New Releases for 2020. It’s been a challenging (pun intended) year, to say the least, but it’s also been a year of some really, really great comics. And also these.
No, come on, that’s a joke. It may be a light week but there’s still plenty of good books out this week…
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- DARK MULTIVERSE DARK NIGHTS METAL #1 DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL LAST 52 WAR OF THE MULTIVERSES #1 GHOST RIDER RETURN OF VENGEANCE #1 KING IN BLACK IRON MAN DOOM #1 JINNY HEX SPECIAL #1 TRANSFORMERS ESCAPE #1
--DON’T OVERLOOK-- POWER PACK #2, X-MEN #16, I WALK WITH MONSTERS #2, NEIL GAIMAN NORSE MYTHOLOGY #4, AVENGERS #40, COLONEL WEIRD COSMAGOG #3, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #55, and BATMAN ANNUAL #5.
Time to finalize those “Best Of…” lists!
---------- GRAPHIC NOVELS ---------- BAD RECEPTION DITKO SHRUGGED KATIE THE CATSITTER LOKI LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK SPIDER-MAN NOIR TWILIGHT IN BABYLON STAR WARS GALAXY OF HOPE LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK NEW TEEN TITANS VOL 12 SUPERMAN MY DAD IS SUPERHERO BOARD BOOK HC X-FACTOR BY LEAH WILLIAMS WONDER WOMAN MY MOM IS SUPERHERO BOARD BOOK HC YO-KAI WATCH VOL 15 ---------- MARVEL ---------- AVENGERS #38 (2ND PRINT) AVENGERS #40 AVENGERS #40 WEAVER CONNECTING CAPTAIN MARVEL #23 (2ND PRINT) GHOST RIDER RETURN OF VENGEANCE #1 KING IN BLACK IRON MAN DOOM #1 KING IN BLACK NAMOR #2 POWER PACK #2 SHANG-CHI #4 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #55 VENOM #29 (2ND PRINT) WEREWOLF BY NIGHT #3 WOLVERINE #8 X-MEN #16 ---------- DC ---------- BATMAN ANNUAL #5 BATMAN ANNUAL #5 INHYUK LEE DARK MULTIVERSE DARK NIGHTS METAL #1 DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL LAST 52 WAR OF THE MULTIVERSES #1 JINNY HEX SPECIAL #1 JUSTICE LEAGUE ENDLESS WINTER #2 JL ENDLESS WINTER #2 DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON ---------- IMAGE ---------- LOST SOLDIERS #5 MONSTRESS TALK-STORIES #2 NAILBITER RETURNS #8 ---------- OTHER PUBLISHERS ---------- BAD MOTHER #5 BOYS DEAR BECKY #8 CANTO II HOLLOW MEN #4 COLONEL WEIRD COSMAGOG #3 DUNGEONS & DRAGONS AT SPINE OF WORLD #2 ENGINEWARD #6 HERMANN I WALK WITH MONSTERS #2 INVADER ZIM QUARTERLY HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1 KAIJU SCORE #2 NEIL GAIMAN NORSE MYTHOLOGY #4 OVERWATCH TRACER #2 PREVIEWS #388 JANUARY 2021 RESIDENT ALIEN YOUR RIDES HERE #3 ROM DIRE WRAITHS #3 STRANGER THINGS D&D CROSSOVER #3 SYMPATHY FOR NO DEVILS #3 TAARNA (2020) #1 TRANSFORMERS ESCAPE #1 TRANSFORMERS GALAXIES #12 TRUE LIVES FABULOUS KILLJOYS NATIONAL ANTHEM #4 CVR A TRUE LIVES FABULOUS KILLJOYS NATIONAL ANTHEM #4 CVR B USAGI YOJIMBO WANDERERS ROAD #2 VAMPIRELLA #16 WASTED SPACE #18 WITCHER FADING MEMORIES #2 ---------- NEW #1’S ---------- DARK MULTIVERSE DARK NIGHTS METAL #1 DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL LAST 52 WAR OF THE MULTIVERSES #1 GHOST RIDER RETURN OF VENGEANCE #1 KING IN BLACK IRON MAN DOOM #1 JINNY HEX SPECIAL #1 TRANSFORMERS ESCAPE #1 ---------- SIDEKICKS/ALL AGES ---------- MARVEL ACTION AVENGERS #12 MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #92 ---------- MERCHANDISE ---------- INVADER ZIM FILTHY HUMAN PIN NON-STOP SPIDER-MAN HALF BOXES SPIDER-MAN CAPTAIN UNIVERSE POP VINYL STAR WARS BB8 PEWTER LAPEL PIN STAR WARS R2D2 PEWTER LAPEL PIN STAR WARS X-WING PEWTER LAPEL PIN STAR WARS CHRISTMAS 3D FOAM BAG CLIPS VOX MACHINA VEXAHLIA POP VINYL
This is the list of comics that Santa has personally chosen to be available to you for the last New Comics Day before Christmas! And if you know anything about Santa you know he’s good at making lists!
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- SEEDS TP By Ann Nocenti and David Aja! Started as 2 single issues but finished in this full collection. The bees are swarming. What do they know that we don't? In a broken-down world, a rebellious group of ruthless romantics have fled a tech-obsessed society to create their own . . . and a few cantankerous aliens have come to harvest the last seeds of humanity. STAR WARS ADVENTURES SMUGGLERS RUN #1 Greg Rucka writes STar Wars Adventures! After the Battle of Yavin, Han Solo and Chewbacca intend to use their reward to settle their debts. But Princess Leia asks them to accept a secret mission for the Resistance. Mortal dangers, traitorous enemies, and thorny situations mark the path of these two heroes of the Star Wars saga. PICTURE OF EVERYTHING ELSE #1 As the 20th century dawns, art promises to change the world...and steep it in blood. A rash of impossible killings sweep through Paris, tearing the rich and beautiful apart in their beds. When two art thieves stumble upon the portraits of the victims damaged in the exact same manner they died, it appears the man who once painted the immortal portrait of Dorian Gray has returned-with darker plans for future works.
--DON’T OVERLOOK-- DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #4, GIDEON FALLS #27 (the final issue!!), ACTION COMICS #1028 (the end of the Bendis run!), SCARENTHOOD #3, and KING IN BLACK #2!
Have you checked this list twice? Found out which comics are naughty or nice?
This week see’s the start of a new original graphic novel series RECKLESS by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips! So yes, Christmas has come early!!
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- RECKLESS HC BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS Meet Ethan Reckless: Your trouble is his business, for the right price. But when a fugitive from his student radical days reaches out for help, Ethan must face the only thing he fears... his own past. POST AMERICANA #1 The Cheyanne mountain installation, aka The BUBBLE, is the most sophisticated super bunker in the world. It was built to ensure the survival of America's executive branch of government and its most important citizens, should the unthinkable happen. When the world ended, the executive branch failed to reach the sanctuary, but the elite citizenry did. Eighty years later, one of their own has named himself the new President of the United States. His plan? Subjugate the survivors of the American Wasteland using the same bunker resources meant to rebuild it. The only thing standing in their way is a deadly Wasteland girl, hellbent on revenge! SOLID BLOOD #17 A Robert Kirkman/Ryan Ottley book from the FUTURE! Featuring characters they talked about making into comics but never actually did, so HOW DOES THIS EXIST?? DARK MULTIVERSE CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS When the Anti-Monitor's deadly grudge match with the Multiverse was finally foiled, there was only one Earth left! But which Earth? In the Dark Multiverse, it's Jor-L of Earth-2 who survives, changing the landscape for all that follows. EXPANSE #1 A new limited series event set between Season 4 and Season 5 of Amazon's hit series KING IN BLACK IMMORTAL HULK #1 The Hulk is in a bad place. Half of his alters are dead or missing - including Bruce Banner - and the Leader's got the rest of him on the ropes. But never let it be said that Joe Fixit doesn't know how to have a good time - and he's out to make sure this is the best holiday the Hulk's ever had. He just has to fight his way through a planet of symbiotes first. A silent issue. SAM & HIS TALKING GUN #1 Sam stands in a room full of bodies, blood, and broken things. The only thing on his mind? Colt. His brother, blood or not. Colt, who killed the only other person Sam had left. Colt, who broke Sam's mind, and left the shattered pieces in an asylum. But Sam is back. He has his talking Gun. And no matter the cost, no matter the consequence: Colt has to pay. SECOND COMING ONLY BEGOTTEN SON #1 The infant Sunstar will grow up to fulfill his destiny as Earth's most powerful superhero and roommate to Jesus Christ - but first, he and his parents must endure the mundane and the tedious on the last night of the doomed planet Zirconia. BLACK CAT #1 A "King in Black" tie-in, because why not? Knull's attack on Earth interrupts the Black Cat's latest heist, and if you know Felicia, you know that's a problem. So the Cat and her crew aim to steal something of greatest value to both Knull and Earth's hope of survival.
--DON’T OVERLOOK-- REMINA HC by JUNJI ITO, BATMAN #105, DECORUM #6, WE LIVE #3, WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEYRE DEAD #4, IMMORTAL HULK #41, and CAPTAIN AMERICA #26.
If you listen closely you can already hear those sleigh bells ringing! That’s because Santa sneaks in there to read his comics and he shakes with excitement!