If FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is comic book Christmas, this week is the start of the New Year! --HIGHLY RECOMMENDED-- WAVES HC GN After years of difficulty trying to have children, a young couple finally announces their pregnancy, only to have the most joyous day of their lives replaced with one of unexpected heartbreak. Their relationship is put to the test as they forge ahead, working together to rebuild themselves amidst the churning tumult of devastating loss, and ultimately facing the soul-crushing reality that they may never conceive a child of their own. Based on author Ingrid Chabbert's own experience, coupled with soft, sometimes dreamlike illustrations by Carole Maurel, Waves is a deeply moving story that poignantly captures a woman's exploration of her pain in order to rediscover hope. GHOST HOG GN (ALL AGES) Truff is the ghost of a young boar, fueled by fury towards the hunter who shot her down. She has a lot to learn about her new afterlife, and thankfully the forest spirits Claude and Stanley are there to guide her! However, they soon find that her parents, along with their fellow animal villagers, have been kidnapped by the malicious mountain demon Mava! Truff wants to help, but... the hunter is finally within her grasp, and if she lets him go, she may never get her revenge! --NEW TITLES OF NOTE-- RED SONJA VAMPIRELLA BETTY VERONICA #1 Yes, really. A string of paranormal, unsolved murders leads the vampire hunter Vampirella and her sword-wielding barbarian partner Red Sonja to the small, sleepy town of Riverdale where things always seem to happen... There they discover Betty and Veronica, investigative reporters for the high school newspaper, also hot on the trail of the same killer. FLASH #70 "The Flash Year One" starts here! Barry Allen feels helpless in his life in Central City. As a forensic scientist, he's always catching criminals after they've committed their crimes. All that changes one fateful night when Barry is struck by a bolt of lightning and doused in chemicals. When he wakes from a coma, he realizes he can run at incredible speeds. Can Barry master these powers and be the hero his city needs...or will the powers burn through him? WAR OF THE REALMS NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #1 As Sindr, Immortal Queen of Muspelheim, and her legions of Fire Demons march on Asia, it's time for a new band of heroes to unite to protect the Pacific Rim. Can Amadeus Cho assemble his "protectors" -- Shang-Chi, Silk and Jimmy Woo to save the world from incineration? And where is Kamala Khan? And just who are Crescent, Io and Luna Snow??? Featuring Marvel's newest heroes from China, Aero and Sword Master, and a mysterious new Filipino heroine named WAVE! Speculators-- this is the book for you (to buy and not read)!! BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1 When the quest for justice drives Batman into some morally ambiguous areas, he calls in the most moral man he knows: Jefferson Pierce, a.k.a. Black Lightning, and his team of operatives, the Outsiders! Batman needs to locate Sofia Barrera before the wrong people get their hands on her-and her surprising power! But it wouldn't be Batman without a hidden agenda, would it? And when Black Lightning, Katana, the Signal and Orphan find out what Batman is really up to, their every loyalty will be called into question. EVE STRANGER #1 You have unlimited funds, a jet-set lifestyle, and extraordinary abilities. And your bloodstream is filled with nano bombs. The contents of a syringe will deactivate them for a week and also wipe your memory. So what happens when you develop a sneaking suspicion that you're actually working for the bad guys? EVE STRANGER, amnesiac-for-hire. High-octane thrills! Impossible missions! Doomed romance! EXCELLENCE #1 Spencer Dales was born into a world of magic. His father belongs to the Aegis, a secret society of black magicians ordered by their unseen masters to better the lives of others-those with greater potential-but never themselves. Now it's time for Spencer to follow in his father's footsteps, but all he sees is a broken system in need of someone with the wand and the will to change it. But in this fight for a better future, who will stand beside him? STAR WARS AOR BOBA FETT #1 As the implacable bounty hunter who tracked down Han Solo, Boba Fett earned his reputation as one of the greatest villains in the galaxy. But what happens when Boba Fett picks up the trail of an actual villain? Find out what kind of heart - if any - beats under that Mandalorian armor! --DON’T OVERLOOK-- CAPTAIN AMERICA #10, MURDER FALCON #8, CONAN THE BARBARIAN #6, BLACK HAMMER AGE OF DOOM #10, CATWOMAN #11, and DEADLY CLASS #38. Yeah! We’re doing it! Comics for everyone, every day!!
Wow—not only is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY part of this week, this week is HUGE! --HIGHLY RECOMMENDED— DCEASED #1 A mysterious techno-virus has been released on Earth, infecting 600 million people and turning them instantly into violent, monstrous engines of destruction. The heroes of the DCU are caught completely unprepared for a pandemic of this magnitude and struggle to save their loved ones first...but what happens to the World's Greatest Heroes if the world ends? It's DC Zombies! FIVE YEARS #1 Strangers in Paradise + Echo + Rachel Rising + Motor Girl = FIVE YEARS. A dangerous paper written by Lilith has been leaked to the nations of the world containing a formula for the ultimate weapon, and now labs around the globe are attempting to build and test the Phi Bomb. Tambi, in an all-out effort to find the labs and stop them, has enlisted the help of Ivy Raven, Julie Martin, Rachel and Zoe. Meanwhile, Katchoo and Francine have moved their household - including the kid's new bodyguard, Samantha Locklear - to the beach where Katchoo devises her own solution to the problem... LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME GN From This One Summer co-creator Mariko Tamaki comes a hilarious and poignant story of teen heartbreak and friendship. Laura Dean, the most popular girl in high school, was Frederica Riley's dream girl: charming, confident, and SO cute. There's just one problem: Laura Dean is maybe not the greatest girlfriend. Maybe it's Freddy, who is rapidly losing her friends, including Doodle, who needs her now more than ever. Fortunately for Freddy, there are new friends and the insight of advice columnists like Anna Vice to help her through being a teenager in love. --NEW TITLES OF NOTE-- SAVAGE AVENGERS #1 Wolverine! Venom! Elektra! Punisher! Doctor Voodoo! And... Conan the Barbarian! Conan has returned to the Marvel Universe and his new adventures begin here. What is the City of Sickles? Who is the Marrow God? How is the Hand involved? The roughest and most unkillable characters rumble through this new title starting with...Conan vs. Wolverine? BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III #1 The 80th anniversary of Batman collides with the 35th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in this stunning concluding miniseries to the Batman/TMNT trilogy. Our heroes have battled the evil of the Foot Clan in Gotham City and Bane in New York, but now Krang has gotten his hands on the most dangerous technologies in the DC Universe-and no universe is safe from his wrath! SMASHED JUNJI ITO STORY COLLECTION HC Try not to be noticed when you eat the secret nectar, otherwise you'll get smashed... What horrific events happened to create the earthbound-people tied to a certain place for the rest of their short lives? Then, a strange haunted house comes to town, but no one expects it to lead to a real hell... Welcome to Junji Ito's world, a world with no escape from endless nightmares. WAR OF REALMS STRIKEFORCE DARK ELF REALM #1 The Punisher leads the charge to shut down the Black Bifrost, Malekith's only reliable means of travel between the realms. If the gods are going to stop Malekith's invasion, it must fall. The Punisher, Lady Freyja, Hulk (Jen Walters), Blade and Ghost Rider head straight into Malekith's home territory! Art by Leinil Francis Yu. BEASTS OF BURDEN PRESENCE OF OTHERS #1 A team of paranormal investigators poking around Burden Hill disturb the graveyard where the "Master" lies, setting off a chain of events that will have serious consequences for the animal defenders of the haunted town. By Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson. DC'S YEAR OF THE VILLAIN #1 Evil is winning! Lex Luthor and The Legion of Doom conspire with Cosmic Gods, bending mankind toward a dark destiny. Elsewhere, the scourge of Leviathan spreads unchecked, seizing power in every corner of the world. And all the while the Batman Who Laughs busies himself in the shadows, with sinister plans for all. The carnage starts here as the badguys take center stage in the most treacherous event in DC Comics history. Some act with united goals, others with plans selfish and secret, every one of them on a monstrous collision course against Batman, Superman and the heroes of the DC Universe. And our heroes will fail us. Only 25¢! GOGOR #1 Deep underground, among the floating islands of Altara, the mystical Gogor sleeps. But trouble brews above ground as soldiers of the Domus impose their will across the land. Now, a young student named Armano must awaken Gogor and begin his quest to protect the culture of Altara. This debut issue kicks off with 28 pages of story! FALLEN WORLD #1 In the year 4002, a cyborg samurai named Rai struggles to find his morality, while the nanite-filled supersoldier Bloodshot is on a mission to save the citizens of Earth. Will they work together for the greater good? All signs point to no. Oh, and did we mention there are also dinosaurs on the loose and powerful animal-human hybrid mutants? Good luck with that, Rai. DESCENDENT #1 Conspiracy theories, government corruption, and a really good mix of Prince drives David Corey to help solve the mysterious disappearance of a famous politician's son. When David realizes that the truth is much more dangerous than a kidnapping, he must battle ancient secrets that have endangered the lives of children for centuries. FLOPPY COP #1 Join in on the absurd adventures of a cop who is bending over backwards for justice, mostly because he has no spine in his body! But as Floppy Cop always says, "you don't need to have a spine to have guts!" Together with a colorful cast of funny characters, Floppy has to solve the puzzles of a new criminal Crossword or Christmas might be ruined in the town of White Trickle Falls! --DON’T OVERLOOK-- PAPER GIRLS #28, WAR OF THE REALMS #3, BATMAN #70, TRANSFORMERS #4, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #20.HU, and YOUNG JUSTICE #5. So many great books! Something for everyone! Plus, FREE COMICS! This is the GREATEST WEEK, EVER!!
As far as New Comics and Graphic Novels are concerned, April is going out like a lion! --HIGHLY RECOMMENDED— ASCENDER #1 JEFF LEMIRE and DUSTIN NGUYEN launch an all-new sequel series set ten years after the conclusion of DESCENDER's storyline, where magic has taken the place of machinery and the rules are very different indeed... Mila, the daughter of Andy and Effie from DESCENDER, spends her days exploring the lonely wilds of the planet Sampson and trying to stay out of the clutches of the evil disciples of the all-powerful vampire witch known only as Mother. But, like her parents, Mila doesn't like to play by the rules, and when a certain robot pal of her dad's shows up, nothing will ever be the same! *you do not have to have read Descender to enjoy this beautiful series* SHARE YOUR SMILE RAINAS GUIDE TO TELLING YOUR OWN STORY Have you ever thought about telling your own story, whether it be true or imagined? Are you interested in writing, drawing, or both? If the answer is yes, this fun, colorful, and interactive journal is for you! With guidance from Raina herself, brainstorm ideas, make lists, paste in personal photos, and use your imagination like never before to create your own stories. For additional inspiration, behind-the-scenes info from Raina's own comics-making adventures is featured inside. QUICK & EASY GUIDE TO QUEER & TRANS IDENTITIES In this quick and easy guide to queer and trans identities, cartoonists Mady G and J.R. Zuckerberg guide you through the basics of the LGBT+ world! Covering essential topics like sexuality, gender identity, coming out, and navigating relationships, this guide explains the spectrum of human experience through informative comics, interviews, worksheets, and imaginative examples. A great starting point for anyone curious about queer and trans life, and helpful for those already on their own journeys! --NEW TITLES OF NOTE-- LITTLE GIRLS (GRAPHIC NOVEL) Something hunts people on the outskirts of town... Sam and Lielet are two new friends living in Ethiopia. They're dealing with the kind of problems that all kids have: judgmental social cliques, condescending adults, alienation... and a legendary brain-eating monster straight out of folklore. Sure, it's not going to be easy, but all they have to do is live through it. WAR OF REALMS UNCANNY X-MEN #1 The War of the Realms has come to Midgard...and Westchester! Malekith's forces are invading Earth, and the heroes of Earth are joining with the heroes of Asgard to fight them back! Who better to lead the X-Men into that war than their very own Valkyrie, Dani Moonstar? This series continues official Uncanny X-Men legacy numbering, starting at #635. I THINK OUR FRIEND DAN MIGHT BE A DOLPHIN "He tried to pass it off as back sweat, but there's no mistaking a blow hole stain on the back of a shirt." This is a very funny comic book for grown-ups (printed in fluorescent blue and black ink on thick matte cover stock) by celebrated Gnartoons creator James Stanton. All I've ever wanted is a life with a porpoise... STAR WARS GALAXYS EDGE #1 Black Spire Outpost has long been frequented by smugglers, merchants and travelers from every corner of the galaxy looking to make their score on the infamous black market - or experience the exotic thrills only the remote world of Batuu has to offer. But the evil FIRST ORDER has come to Batuu and the survival of the entire outpost is at stake! THANOS #1 Thanos is dead. Executed by the deadliest assassin in the galaxy...his daughter, Gamora. But before their relationship came to a bloody end, how did it begin? Find out in this all new miniseries by Tini Howard and Ariel Olivetti. JUGHEAD HUNGER VS VAMPIRONICA #1 In the world of JUGHEAD THE HUNGER, there are no vampires, having been wiped out in their great war with the werewolves. In the VAMPIRONICA universe, the opposite is the case, as it was the vampires who were the victors. So what happens when these two eternal enemies are brought together again? Whatever it is, it can't be good for poor ol' Jug and Vampironica... PUNK MAMBO #1 Punk Mambo is a hard-living voodoo priestess who grew up in London, then relocated to the Bayou. Now, she's a mystical mercenary for hire. In her first-ever solo series, Punk Mambo investigates a series of abductions in the New Orleans Gutter Punk scene, stumbling upon a deadlier mystery that takes her to the haunted shores of Haiti. QUEEN OF BAD DREAMS #1 When a dream entity known as a figment emerges from a dreamer's mind, it's Daher's job as an IJ to track them down and make the call: reinsert the figment, or grant them agency in our world. After an especially powerful figment escapes the dreams of an even more powerful politician's son, Daher is pulled headlong into an investigation that traces all the way back to the incident that sent dreams, even nightmares, spilling into our reality. STAR TREK YEAR FIVE #1 A new continuing series about the end of the Five-Year Mission! Step aboard the Enterprise with Kirk, Spock, Bones, Uhura, Sulu, Scotty, and Chekov as they begin the end of their original Five Year Mission and boldly go into an uncertain future in this new continuing Star Trek series! DICK TRACY FOREVER #1 Dick Tracy is Sisyphus, pushing the law boulder up the hill as he struggles for reason and order in a world with none. His attempts at law and order are met with crime and chaos, in the form of unpredictable and absurd villains. But Dick Tracy will never give up trying, no matter the era or incarnation. Join Michael Avon Oeming on a startling case through time and space! --DON’T OVERLOOK-- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #20, HEROES IN CRISIS #8, WICKED + DIVINE #43, AVENGERS #18, CRIMINAL #4, A WALK THROUGH HELL #9, DETECTIVE COMICS #1002, and FANTASTIC FOUR #9! 2019 is turning out to be the best year for comics yet!