Such a good week! So many books we’ve been looking forward to! Let’s get to it! --HIGHLY RECOMMENDED-- DETECTIVE COMICS #994 Batman's strangest case begins as the new creative team of writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Doug Mahnke take over DETECTIVE COMICS! Commissioner Gordon calls in the Dark Knight Detective when there's a murder at the Gotham City Aquarium-staged to look exactly like Thomas and Martha Wayne's crime scene, right down to the Playbill and pearls. How does this bizarre homicide tie into the shadowy monster that attacks Dr. Leslie Thompkins? This creature looks to wage a war on Batman-and it's using Joker Gas to do it! MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #1 Balancing his normal life, school, parents, etc...and super-heroing has never been easy, but when the Rhino and a cadre of mysterious criminals start plaguing Brooklyn, things take a dark turn. And Miles doesn't even know the half of it yet. Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT) and Javier Garrón bring you the latest incarnation of the coolest character in the Marvel Universe! --NEW TITLES OF NOTE-- BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1 The Batman Who Laughs not only survived the fight with The Joker at the end of METAL, but now he is enacting a sinister plan across the Multiverse-something both terrifying and oddly familiar. But when Bruce Wayne realizes the only way to stop this madman is to kill him, he must consider violating the very rule Batman won't break...the same rule that created this insatiable villain-the Batman Who Laughs! GODDESS MODE #1 Don't miss the start of a new series by Hugo Award nominee Zoë Quinn and Spider-Gwen co-creator Robbi Rodriguez! In a near future where humanity's needs are provided for by a godlike A.I., it's one young woman's horrible job to do tech support on it. But Cassandra Price's life changes forever when she discovers a hidden digital world beneath our own, one where a group of super-powered women are locked in a secret war for the cheat codes to reality. HELLBOY WINTER SPECIAL 2018 Three wintry tales featuring a Mike Mignola and Ben Stenbeck team-up for a New Year's Eve séance gone wrong when Hellboy visits a family's English home, Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá revisit B.P.R.D.: Vampire with a new tie-in story, and Tonci Zonjic returns to write and draw Lobster Johnson. BLACK HAMMER CTHU-LOUISE From the pages of Sherlock Frankenstein comes this horrific tale of Lovecraftian teenage angst. Spawned by the emissary of a Cthulhu god, Cthu-Louise struggles and is teased at school due to her monstrous appearance. Finally fed up with the bullying and abuse, she decides she will do anything to make herself "normal." Ties directly into Black Hammer and is written by Jeff Lemire. FANTASTIC FOUR WEDDING SPECIAL Guest-starring She-Hulk, Medusa, Crystal and more, it's the bachelorette party Alicia never expected-and one whose ribaldry will be interrupted by the arrival of a Surprise Super Villain! Meanwhile, the Thing has an unexpected meeting with his future father-in-law, the Puppet Master! I MOVED TO LOS ANGELES WORK ANIMATION This autobiographical how-to graphic novel explores the highest highs and lowest lows of pursuing a dream in animation. Brushed with a dose of humor and illustrated advice about salaries, studio culture, and everything in between, I Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation is the unique insider experience you wonft find anywhere else. DEFENDERS DOCTOR STRANGE In a desolate, barren landscape, the Master of the Mystic Arts fights what may well prove to be his final battle-alone, unaided, friendless... except...what's in that bag that Stephen Strange is carrying with him? DEFENDERS SILVER SURFER Shall not the Judge of All the Earths do right? Norrin Radd is not so certain. But it falls to him who is the Silver Surfer to decide which planets will live...and which will feed the unending hunger of the world-devouring Galactus! A single honest person can tip the balance...if only the Surfer can find one in time! NEW TALENT SHOWCASE 2018 #1 The latest graduates from the DC Talent Development Workshops show off their skills by telling stories about some of DC's greatest characters including Batman, Catwoman, John Constantine, Wonder Woman, Zatanna and more! STAR WARS AGE REPUBLIC DARTH MAUL A living weapon of rage and bloodthirst, DARTH MAUL has stayed in the shadows of CORUSCANT waiting for his chance to strike against the JEDI ORDER! However, since tasting his first blood, the SITH lord struggles to contain his desire for destruction and questions the wishes of his methodically plotting master. Could Maul have had another path in life, or was he always fated to follow a dark road? Guest-starring DARTH SIDIOUS! MEGA GHOST #1 Can life get any weirder for junior occultist Martin Magus? Living in the haunted city of Dunwich Heights is strange enough for a kid investigating the unknown, but when he comes into possession of a bewitched ring, he discovers that he now has the power to summon Megaghost, a giant supernatural robot sworn to defend the world against the creepy things that go smash in the night! --DON’T OVERLOOK-- BATMAN DAMNED #2, CEMETERY BEACH #4, WONDER WOMAN #60, MURDER FALCOM #3, AVENGERS #11, and WILLIAM GIBSON ALIEN 3 #2. Some great books to get for people as gift subscriptions, wouldn’tcha say?
Check out this list of New Comics—‘tis definitely the season for new titles and #1’s! --HIGHLY RECOMMENDED— DIE #1 THE WICKED + THE DIVINE writer KIERON GILLEN teams up with artist supernova STEPHANIE HANS for DIE, a pitch-black fantasy where a group of forty-something adults have to deal with the returning unearthly horror they barely survived as teenage role-players. Describing it as "Goth Jumanji" only captures a sliver of what you'll find in oversized debut issue-where fantasy gets all too real. SHAZAM #1 Teenager turned super-hero Billy Batson struggles to balance school and superheroics! (Guess which one is more fun?) But when Shazam unlocks a shocking secret deep within the Rock of Eternity, it challenges everything he knows about the worlds of magic and his family's future as its champions! Also, witness the bizarre team-up of Dr. Sivana and Mr. Mind as they set off to build a society all their own! --NEW TITLES OF NOTE— GRUMBLE #1 When the forces of good and evil are hunting you down, the only logical thing to do is disguise yourself as a dog and go on the run! Eddie is a low-rent hustler who got magically turned into a pug during a con gone wrong. Tala is Eddie's long-lost, part-demon daughter. When Tala finds herself the target of powerful inter-dimensional forces, she goes to Eddie for help-setting off a chain reaction of chaos and destruction that could threaten the very fabric of existence. MERRY X-MEN HOLIDAY SPECIAL Twenty-five holiday tales of merry mutants!What does Magneto do for Hanukkah? What's Rogue and Gambit's first married Christmas like? Is Jubilee truly the master of navigating malls during the holidays? These questions and more are answered as all your favorite X-Men and more creators than you can shake a jingle bell at come together for a holiday celebration to last all month long! PRODIGY #1 From Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque. Edison Crane's not content being the world's smartest man and most successful businessman-his brilliant mind needs to be constantly challenged. He's a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, genius composer, Olympic athlete, an expert in the occult, and now international governments are calling on him to fix problems they just can't handle. LAGUARDIA #1 LaGuardia revolves around a pregnant Nigerian-American doctor, Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka who has just returned to NYC under mysterious conditions. After smuggling an illegal alien plant named "Letme Live" through LaGuardia International and Interstellar Airport's customs and security, she arrives at her grandmother's tenement, the New Hope Apartments in the South Bronx, becoming part of a growing population of mostly African and shape-shifting alien immigrants, battling against interrogation, discrimination and travel bans, as they try to make it in a new land. MARTIAN MANHUNTER #1 No matter what you know about J'onn J'onnz, you're not prepared for this! Back on Mars, J'onn was about as corrupt as a law officer can be, and when a reckoning comes for his entire society, he'll get a second chance he doesn't want or deserve! One shocking murder, and an unexpected fragment of the Mars he lost, will change his life-and the course of the Earth-forever! DEFENDERS IMMORTAL HULK "The Best Defense" starts here! Stephen Strange is dead. A charred skeleton in an abandoned barn on the edge of a deserted town. Bruce Banner wants to know why. And he won't stop until he has the truth in his hands... with or without THE IMMORTAL HULK. DEFENDERS NAMOR "The Best Defense" part 2. The Monarch of the Oceans has declared war once more on the surface world in the pages of AVENGERS. And if this is a war that Namor means to win, he is going to need allies to stand beside him! His quest for a lost tribe of sea-dwellers carries him further than he ever thought possible-and to a reckoning both strange and wonderful. FREEZE #1 The entire human population is frozen by a mysterious global event... all except Ray, and only he has the power to unfreeze them. Now with the fate of the world in his hands, he must figure out what is going on, how to set things right again, and answer the question: does everyone deserve to be saved? KILLMONGER #1 One day, Erik Killmonger will rise up and attempt to steal the throne of Wakanda. The throne he believes he is owed. But long before he became "Killmonger," there was a boy known as N'Jadaka. A boy who was stolen from his home and taught only the world's cruelties. A boy who knew the Black Panther only as a fairy tale, a whisper from strangers. WINTER SOLDIER #1 Having escaped death, the loss of identity, and a life of murder, the man known as the Winter Soldier has worked hard to atone for his sins. But now...he's going to go one step further. What do you do when you've found redemption? You become a "fixer," working to help others leave behind lives of crime. It's Bucky's way of channeling his own pain in a productive, personal way...by helping others find the redemption that he found. --DON’T OVERLOOK— DOOMSDAY CLOCK #8, UNCANNY X-MEN #4, CURSE WORDS #18, IMMORTAL HULK #10, BATMAN #60, WALKING DEAD #186, and WEST COAST AVENGERS #5. Don’t forget yourself when it comes to holiday gift-buying!
Here’s your post-Thanksgiving list of New Comics! --HIGHLY RECOMMENDED-- IRONHEART #1 When a group of world leaders is taken hostage by one of Spider-Man's old foes, Riri Williams will have to step up her game. And she'll be stunned when someone from back in Sweet Home Chicago enters her life... CHAMPIONS artist Kevin Libranda joins award-winning poet Eve Ewing, as Ironheart steps boldly out of Tony Stark's shadow to forge her own future! MARVEL ACTION SPIDER-MAN #1 Readers of all ages can get tangled up in these all new adventures of Spider-Man and his astonishing friends! Peter Parker has thrown down with deadly villains and legendary heroes, but high school life might be his greatest challenge yet. Luckily, he has a shot at making the grade with a little help from his new friends... Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy! --NEW TITLES OF NOTE-- DC NUCLEAR WINTER SPECIAL #1 The holidays are tough enough as it is, but when you're living in a post-apocalyptic wasteland (or, you know, 2018) the world can seem bleaker than ever. So do yourself a favor this holiday season, break out your best eggnog and enjoy 10 all-new stories featuring the World's Greatest Heroes, including looks at the futures of Batman, Superman and the Flash, as well as many more denizens of the DC Universe. AQUAMAN JUSTICE LEAGUE DROWNED EARTH #1 Aquaman faces the truth behind Atlantis' past and must find a way to reclaim the power of his birthright or watch the floodwaters drown everything he has ever loved! With the world at stake and the Justice League on their last sea legs in their battle against the Ocean Lords, Arthur makes the ultimate sacrifice to return balance to land and sea! CLUELESS: ONE LAST SUMMER The class of 1997 is newly graduated from Bronson Alcott High School, and with the temperatures rising and the summer starting, Cher and besties Dionne and Tai are heading off for their last summer vacation adventure together before, ugh, real life! From superstar writers Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex) and Amber Benson (The Witches Of Echo Park)! DEAD MAN LOGAN #1 The writing's been on the wall for months now... Logan is dying. And he ain't getting any better. Sick from the Adamantium coating his skeleton, his search for a cure has led to nothing but dead ends. But for once he's actually trying to leave this world with some unfinished business... Can Logan take his last breath without slaughtering the X-Men again? WARNING #1 An enormous machine slowly materializes in a major West Coast city. Who sent it-and why-is a mystery, understood only by the malevolent beings gliding silently toward Earth. In response, a multinational combat brigade called Gladiator Two-Six is deployed, tasked with stopping any extraterrestrial threat that emerges. --DON’T OVERLOOK-- FANTASTIC FOUR #4, HEROES IN CRISIS #3, MAN-EATERS #3, DIE! DIE! DIE #5, CODA #7, STRANGER THINGS #3 and BLACK PANTHER #6. Brighter than a tangled strand of Christmas lights!