Look! New Comics and Graphic novels! The perfect distraction!
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- ABBOTT 1973 #1 Detroit is days away from the historic election of a Black candidate as their new Mayor, but a vicious new group has emerged to destroy him. That means hard hitting journalist Elena Abbott, who discovers the group's connection to a dangerous dark magic, has been targeted for certain death - unless she embraces her true power as the Lightbringer to save her city. CRIMSON FLOWER #1 From Matt Kindt and Matt Lesniewski comes a brand-new, mind-altering journey through Russian folk tales, trained assassins, and government conspiracies. After losing her family in a violent home invasion, a woman uses folk tales to cope. In a blood-soaked journey toward revenge, she tracks down the man responsible for her family's deaths, only to discover a startling government plot-to weaponize folk tales and use them to raise children into super assassins. FUTURE STATE IMMORTAL WONDER WOMAN #1 The Undoing are coming. Long past the Age of Heroes, few of Diana Prince’s friends survive, and most of her sisters have passed as well. As an immortal goddess, this is her lot. But then, a threat appears that even the mighty Darkseid can’t handle—and it’s up to Wonder Woman to take on the battle! FUTURE STATE NIGHTWING #1 Batman is gone! Now, Nightwing has taken on the mission of keeping the citizens of Gotham City safe from the Magistrate. But to do that, he’ll have stay one step ahead of the Magistrate! And you know things have gotten bad in Gotham when the safest place for Dick to hide out is the abandoned Arkham Asylum! I BREATHED A BODY #1 It's The Social Network meets Hellraiser. When the world's biggest influencer posts something irredeemably horrific online, the world changes in an instant. Now it's up to his social media manager, Anne Stewart, to fan the flames of outrage and create a sensationalist campaign that rewrites the rules of "banned content." Thus begins a carnival of lust, revulsion, desire, and disgust - all for viral videos. IRON FIST HEART OF DRAGON #1 Someone is killing the ancient dragons that power the HEAVENLY CITIES, and only IRON FIST and the DEADLY WEAPONS can stop them...if they can discover who they are in time! Zombie armies, mystical portals, dragon hearts, some of the Marvel Universe's deadliest fighters all converge in one action-packed extravaganza. Written by Larry Hama with, hopefully, passable art. MAESTRO WAR AND PAX #1 The man once known as the Hulk is now neither man, nor Hulk - call him only THE MAESTRO! After deposing Dystopia's ancient ruler, the Maestro sets his sights even bigger. It's time the entire planet Earth recognized their one true god! But the Maestro isn't the only immortal left...and if he wants to truly dominate the planet, he'll have to face the most powerful beings in creation! RAIN LIKE HAMMERS #1 From Brandan Graham! Eugene is a new inhabitant of Elephant, a walking city on the desert world of Crown Majesty. Far from friends and family, he spends most of his time navigating melancholy daydreams, toying with alien technology, and researching the best places to find high-quality fast food. At best, his life is lonely and monotonous-but all of that changes when a mysterious force begins destroying Crown Majesty's walking cities!
--DON’T OVERLOOK-- STILLWATER #5, BATMAN CATWOMAN #2, KING IN BLACK #3, DCEASED DEAD PLANET #7, AMERICAN RONIN #4, AVENGERS #41 and BARBALIEN RED PLANET #3.
A potentially disturbing anthology about clowns. A 10 year-old former demon hunting a serial killer. The Intergalactic Postal Service. The vengeful locals of a strange planet. All of these things are offered this week and all of them less frightening than the real world.
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- HAHA #1 "Ice Cream Man" writer W. Maxwell Prince brings his signature style of one-shot storytelling to the world of clowns-and he's invited some of the comics industry's best artists to join him for the ride. HAHA is a genre-jumping, throat-lumping look at the sad, scary, hilarious life of those who get paid to play the fool-but these ain't your typical jokers. LEAGUE OF SUPER FEMINISTS HC An energetic, fierce, and disruptive comic wherein cartoonist Mirion Malle guides young readers through some of the central tenets of feminism. Issues of consent, intersectionality, privilege, inclusivity, body image, and gender identity are demystified in the form of a witty, down-to-earth dialogue. Malle's insightful and humorous comics effectively transport lofty concepts from the ivory tower to the eternally safer space of open discussion. FUTURE STATE DARK DETECTIVE #1 When the sinister para-military organization known as the Magistrate seizes control of Gotham City, the original Batman went big to put them down...but even the Dark Knight couldn’t predict how far this evil force would go to stop him. Now, Bruce Wayne is on the run! SPACE BASTARDS #1 Poor David S. Proton. A meek, unemployed accountant desperate for money, he joins the Intergalactic Postal Service, paired with Manny Corns, a.k.a. "The Manicorn," a sardonic brute who thrives on the competition provided by the IPS. But delivery is mercenary for these intergalactic dispatchers-payment goes solely to whoever fulfills the delivery, making every run a comically violent free-for-all between the most ruthless degenerates in the cosmos. SERIAL #1 Zoe has been 10 years old for 50 years. Most of her life has been spent on the run fighting the demon that lived within her, kept her young and turned her into a serial killer. Now free of the demon, Zoe discovers her childhood friend is the latest victim in a string of murders. Determined to put an end to the reign of terror, Zoe uses her own deadly skills to stalk the predator and avenge her fallen friend. By Terry Moore. CHRIS CLAREMONT ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 Celebrate Chris Claremont's enormous impact on your favorite Marvel comics of the past five decades with an all-new story! Dani Moonstar is drafted for a mission across time and space for an incredible psychic showdown against the Shadow King-joining forces with characters created and defined by the pen of Chris Claremont! MANN'S WORLD #1 A weekend getaway on a resort planet goes south when four friends run afoul of the planet's working class. Stranded in the wilderness of a strange planet, surrounded by danger on all sides and relentlessly pursued by vengeful locals, they must test their bonds of friendship in order to survive. RED SONJA THE SUPERPOWERS #1 The She-Devil With A Sword has battled barbarians, scuffled with sorcerers, and mananged magical creatures of all sizes. But when a collective of superheroes from THE PROJECT enter her world, will Sonja know how to adjust to their foreign ways, before they all kill each other? SOULSTREAM #1 From 16 year-old comic creator Saida Woolf comes Soulstream! Marie and Markus discover an alternate dimension known as the Mirror World where their entire city has been destroyed and replaced by a volcanic wasteland. Marie is contacted by the Mage Goddess, who gives her a magical Ocean Bracelet that transforms Marie, allowing her to control water as the superhero Soulstream.
--DON’T OVERLOOK-- HOME SICK PILOTS #2, SWORD #2, SEVEN SECRETS #6, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #57, and IMMORTAL HULK #42.
Oh comics, thank you for being a breath of sanity and escape in these ridiculous times.
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!!