It usually happens 4 months out of the year, but in 2020 we have 5 months that each have 5 Wednesdays, and that means 4 weeks of New Releases spread over 5 weeks. So what we’re saying is, this is a great week to try something new!
--RECOMMENDED-- WONDER WOMAN #750 An all-star 96-page celebration of the Amazon Princess by longtime favorites and acclaimed new voices! This oversized gem tells tales from Diana's past, present and future by Colleen Doran, Mariko Tamaki, the Teen Titans: Raven team of writer Kami Garcia and artist Gabriel Picolo, and legendary Wonder Woman creators Gail Simone and Greg Rucka! Available in 8 different ‘decade’ covers. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 Al Ewing writing a new Guardians series WE ARE SO IN!! Plus, Juan Cabal did great work over in Friendly-Neighborhood, so total bonus! THE RUNAWAY PRINCESS Princesses don’t run away to have their own adventures. Right? Princesses stay quietly and obediently at home. They would never want mermaids and swamps and pirates and getting kidnapped to be a part of their lives. Not this princess! It’s the very first book from Random House Graphic!
--NEW TITLES-- ATLANTIS ATTACKS #1 This is a new Agents of Atlas series. The armies of ATLANTIS face ATLAS in a showdown destined to shake allegiances and break hearts! AMADEUS CHO, SILK, WAVE, SHANG-CHI, and all the heroes of the Atlas have bonded with each other after the challenges of WAR OF THE REALMS. Plus, the shocking return of JIMMY WOO and the original AGENTS OF ATLAS! GHOSTBUSTERS YEAR ONE #1 A look back at the Boys in Grey's first year on the job! After defeating Gozer and becoming heroes in New York, a publisher has decided to cash in with a biography of the Boys in Grey and sends a writer to interview them all for background. He starts with WINSTON ZEDDEMORE. Winston relates the story of his very first bust, so we can finally know what kind of... ahem, stuff he's seen that'll will turn you white! WEB OF VENOM GOOD SON #1 Dylan Brock and Normie Osborn have survived the trials of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, but what's next for the Goblin Childe and the Son of Venom?
--DON’T MISS-- BATMAN #87 (the James Tynion IV era, part 2), ONCE & FUTURE #6 (the modern-day King Arthur saga continues), MARAUDERS #6 & EXCALIBUR #6 (this week’s DAWN OF X releases), SUPERMAN #19 (his secret identity is OUT!), and VALKYRIE JANE FOSTER VOL 01 (a very underrated series!).
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Okay, look… usually we use this space to talk up the new books coming out for the week. But hyping things every week sometimes feel disingenuous, you know? So instead, Patrick is going to list the releases he’s most excited for this week!
SKULLDIGGER & SKELETON BOY #2 What if The Punisher adopted a just-orphaned Bruce Wayne? QUESTION THE DEATHS OF VIC SAGE #2 It’s as if Denny O’Neil was still writing this book!! HARROW COUNTY DEATH’S CHOIR #2 I’ve missed being in this world! FIVE YEARS #7 Anything Terry Moore does, I’m in, and this book is EVERYTHING Terry Moore does! All of his properties in one end-of-the-world thriller. RED MOTHER #2 It’s like an update of the Pang Brothers’ THE EYE, but also, not. LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #3 It’s been too long since there was a Legion book that was this fun.
Other books Patrick is picking up: PLAIN JANES, SUPERMANS PAL JIMMY OLSEN #7, BATMAN’S GRAVE #4, FLASH #86, AVENGERS #29, RUNAWAYS #29, UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY #3, BUFFY ANGEL HELLMOUTH #4, SECOND COMING #6, SKULLDIGGER & SKELETON BOY #2, and STEEPLE #5.
See how easy it is to be just like Patrick? All you have to do is buy those books! Oh, and wear a vest. Beard optional.
Happy 2020! Everything is back to normal now. Let these swell New Comics and Graphic Novels ease you into the routines of the new year. --RECOMMENDED-- BATMAN #86 Beginning a whole new chapter in the life of the Dark Knight by new series writer James Tynion IV! With Bane vanquished and one of his longtime allies gone, Batman has to start picking up the pieces and stepping up his game. Batman has a new plan for Gotham City, but he's not the only one. Deathstroke has returned as well, under a mysterious new contract that could change everything. TMNT #101 An exciting new era for the TMNT, written and drawn by superstar Sophie Campbell! After the cataclysmic events of TMNT #100, the Turtles find New York City drastically changed-new factions and enemies are on the rise, and allies are in short supply. --NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- CLOCK #1 Within weeks, hundreds of millions of people worldwide contract various forms of aggressive cancer, and the seeming viral outbreak stumps the best scientific minds. After a leading cancer researcher loses his wife and watches his nine-year-old daughter begin to succumb to the same illness, he must race against the clock to end a global conspiracy. DAPHNE BYRNE #1 In the gaslit splendor of late 19th-century New York, rage builds inside 14-year-old Daphne. The sudden death of her father has left her alone with her irresponsible, grief-stricken mother-who becomes easy prey for a group of occultists promising to contact her dead husband. While fighting to disentangle her mother from these charlatans, Daphne begins to sense a strange, insidious presence in her own body...an entity with unspeakable appetites. What does "Brother" want? And could she even stop him if she tried? MARVELS X #1 David has a problem. He lives in a world of monsters that would love to devour him. He's the last boy on Earth. The last human being on Earth. And these creatures that see him only as prey, they're his former neighbors. He has one hope: to get to New York. To get to where Captain America and the rest of the heroes are. Alex Ross and Jim Krueger combine their abilities with artist Well-Bee to tell a very uncanny prequel to the legendary EARTH X trilogy. MILES MORALES THE END #1 The final Miles Morales story. Humanity makes its last stand in the only place strong enough to survive: BROOKLYN. Former Spider-Man, Miles Morales, leads the last bastion of civilization into the future! STAR #1 Ambitious reporter Ripley Ryan rocked New York City when she became the hero STAR, adored by everyone. But in truth she was Dr. Minerva's attempt at a Kree-human Super-Soldier. Desperate for the strength to control her own destiny, she tried to kill Captain Marvel - and failed. Ripley was left, defeated and powerless, in the Raft...or so she thought. The Reality Stone has found her, and now no prison can hold her. You thought you knew what the Infinity Stones were capable of. Think again. --DON’T MISS-- POWER RANGERS/NINJA TURTLES #2, x4 DAWN OF X books, DEADPOOL #2, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #11, and IMMORTAL HULK #29. Doctor Who is back on TV! C2E2 is next month! AEW is coming to downtown Chicago! And… COMICS! 2020, you’re already the best!