It’s a Crimson/Reign week! Crimson Cage #1 (SO! GOOD!), Star Wars Crimson Reign #1 AND Devil’s Reign #1 (and Daredevil wears crimson!)! Must be planned to match the Christmas season. And there are so many other New #1's as well!
—SPOTLIGHT BOOK— •ONE-STAR SQUADRON #1 (DC) Heroism meets capitalism. This ragtag group of heroes led by Red Tornado is here to provide service with a smile. All you must do is send a request via their on-demand hero app and they’ll answer any call. Whether it’s a children’s birthday party or an alien invasion, no job is too small or too big!
—NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL OF NOTE— •BETA RAY BILL ARGENT STAR Daniel Warren Johnson’s epic Beta Ray Bill mini-series in one book! Beta Ray Bill is tired of life in Thor's shadow - and with Bill's own mighty hammer, Stormbreaker, recently destroyed, Bill finds himself at a crossroads. He must strike out in search of his destiny! Bill begins a hunt for Odin in hopes of resurrecting his golden weapon - but Stormbreaker is never coming back. The All-Father of Nothing offers the Korbinite a path to immortality - but at a price not even a god can afford!
—NEW COMICS OF NOTE— •CRIMSON CAGE #1 (AWA) New Orleans, 1984. Chuck Frenzy is the main event star of the local Louisiana pro wrestling territory, but yearns for something greater. A fateful encounter with a trio of terrifying beings in the Bayou gives Chuck a glimpse of championship glory beyond his wildest dreams...if he is willing to do something terrible to achieve it. It's Macbeth via 1980's territory wrestling and it's excellent!!
•DEVIL'S REIGN 1 (Marvel) The story that's been building for years is here! Wilson Fisk went from Kingpin to Mayor of the biggest city in America and is going to bring his full criminal and political power to bear on the super heroes who call NYC home. The man who once destroyed Daredevil has set his sights on The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and more!
•BUCKHEAD #1 (BOOM! Studios) In the middle of the picturesque and pedestrian town of Buckethead, Toba discovers that things aren't as perfect as they seem... Toba and his newfound friends find a strange video game, a perfect replica of the town and its people. Soon Toba is on the run from men in black, with his friends brainwashed by microchips.
•BUFFY LAST VAMPIRE SLAYER #1 (Dark Horse) Buffy Summers, now in her 50's, is the last Slayer. The same magical catastrophe that has nearly blotted out the sun has robbed Buffy of her friends and ended the Slayer-line, forcing her into an endless guerilla war. That is, until she stumbles across something she hasn't seen in a long time - hope, in the form of a prophecy and the young girl who carries it.
•CAPTAIN AMERICA/IRON MAN 1 (Marvel) A government agent turned Hydra provocateur stages a daring breakout on her way to prison, attracting the attention of both Iron Man and Captain America. When Steve and Tony realize they both have a connection to the slippery fugitive, they team up to track her down-only to discover she's not the only player on the board with big plans and sinister motives...
•DAISY #1 (Dark Horse) Daisy Phillips, like many teenagers, has a hard time fitting in, but not for the usual reasons. Daisy stands eight-and-a-half feet tall and is still growing, but her troubles with ill health, daily ridicule, and custom-made clothing are only the tip of the iceberg. Daisy may well be descended from a race of cannibalistic giants spawned from the outcasts of Heaven!
•LADY MECHANIKA MONSTER OF MINISTRY #1 (Image) In a Victorian asylum full of grotesque inmates, sadistic guards, and a fanatical doctor, a young lady wakes to find her arms and legs have been replaced with mechanical limbs. But who among this gruesome menagerie is the true monster of the Ministry of Hell? The origins of the notorious adventuress known as Lady Mechanika!
•LUNAR ROOM #1 (Vault) Cynthia "Sin" Breaker used to be a lot of things. A werewolf. A mob enforcer for a powerful mage. A name feared on every street of Solar City. But now she's forcibly retired from all those things, trying to get over her past job and past loves. Zac Zero is a mage who may have the key to getting back the most important thing she ever lost: herself.
•MARVEL'S VOICES COMMUNITY 1 (Marvel) Marvel celebrates the mighty Latin-X heroes and creators from all corners of the Marvel Universe! With a cover by Chicago's own Maria Wolf!
•STAR WARS CRIMSON REIGN 1 (Marvel) The story that began with WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS continues here, in the second installment of a trilogy that will reshape the history of the Star Wars Galaxy during the Age of Rebellion. Featuring the return of beloved characters, shocking twists, epic feats of the Force and a story that will reach from Star Wars' darkest underworld all the way to the Imperial Palace on Coruscant, Crimson Reign is a Star Wars saga like no other!
•WORLD OF KRYPTON #1 (DC) A modern telling of one of the most storied periods in comics! When a catastrophic event befalls Krypton’s natural world, it points toward a mass extinction in the making. Jor-El embarks on a mission to save a world that may already have passed the point of no return.
Is it really December already?? At least it WILL be when these books hit the shelves! So take a gander at what you have in store for the start of the Christmas season!
—SPOTLIGHT BOOK— •JUSTICE LEAGUE INCARNATE #1 Justice League Incarnate defends the Multiverse from Darkseid across infinite Earths! Following a devastating defeat at the hands of the one true Darkseid, the Superman of Earth-23 leads a team of superheroes from myriad worlds that includes Flashpoint Batman, China’s Flash from Earth-0, Captain Carrot from Earth-26, and the brand new superhero DR. MULTIVERSE from Earth-8 in a last ditch effort to stop the end of every possible universe as we know it!
—NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL OF NOTE— •CAT KID COMIC CLUB HC VOL 02 Cat Kid Comic Club is back in session in this groundbreaking graphic novel narrative by Dav Pilkey, the worldwide bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of Dog Man.
—NEW COMICS OF NOTE— •ANIMAL CASTLE #1 On the Farm all animals were equal. In the Castle some are more equal than others. Nestled in the heart of a farm forgotten by men, the Animal Castle is ruled with an iron hoof by President Silvio. The bull and its dog militia savor their power, while the other animals are exhausted by work, until the arrival of the mysterious Azelard, a traveling rat who will teach them the secrets of civil disobedience.
•ARCHIES CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR #1 Have some festive fun and holly jolly hijinks in this special value-priced collection of Christmas tales starring the Riverdale Gang!
•BATMAN FEAR STATE OMEGA #1 As Gotham’s Fear State comes to a close, a new day dawns on the city…one without Batman. But the Dark Knight’s absence does not mean the city is without heroes. Join James Tynion IV and Riccardo Federici as they bring "Fear State" to its conclusion!
•GOTHAM CITY VILLAINS GIANT #1 Written by Danny DeVito(!!), Wes Craig, G. Willow Wilson, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Joshua Williamson, Stephanie Phillips, Dan Watters, Nadia Shammas, and Mairghread Scott Art by Dan Mora, Wes Craig, Emma Rios, Riccardo Federici, Max Raynor, Max Fiumara, Skylar Patridge, Ariela Kristantina, Khary Randolph, Jill Thompson, Christian Ward, Gabriel Walta, and others.
•HOTELL VOL 2 #1 Five more interconnected stories chronicle another harrowing week at Pierrot Courts, the mysterious roadside motel where lost souls make their last stand with the demons that haunt them. A family, desperate and destitute after being evicted from their home. A struggling artist, yearning for inspiration. A lonely bachelor, tending to his beloved, ailing dog. A brutal motorcycle gang, hunting for a runaway initiate...When all these haunted souls check into the Pierrot Courts, who will survive to check out?
•KING OF SPIES #1 The world’s greatest secret agent has six months to live. Does he die quietly in a hospital bed, or does he make up for a lifetime of bad decisions? He’s been propping up an unfair system for over forty years. Now he knows where all the bodies are buried and has nothing to lose when he turns his guns on everyone who ever made a buck creating the mess we’re in right now.
•MAGIC MASTER OF METAL #1 When the fate of the Multiverse is at stake, what game will the scheming Master of Metal play? Tezzeret of Esper, the cruel artificer now free from his former master Nicol Bolas, the God-Pharaoh of Amonkhet, has traveled across the Multiverse seeking the answer to a question only he knows.
•MANIAC OF NEW YORK BRONX BURNING #1 The bloody saga of Maniac Harry continues! After the tragedy of The Death Train, Detective Zelda Pettibone and mayoral aide Gina Greene have lost the trail of the Maniac - and the support of the city. Copycats are springing up, tensions are high and traffic is a nightmare. So, what happens when your favorite unstoppable, mindless killer resurfaces in a Bronx high school? Can Zelda and Gina get there before Maniac Harry adds to his body count?
•REFUSE X LAST RESORTS A woman awakens on an alien planet with no memory of her previous existence. She begins a quest to survive, relying on her wits, skills, and instincts to adapt to an inhospitable environment. After months barely surviving, she discovers a mysterious spacecraft at the bottom of a frozen lake. She dredges it, only to discover a blurred holographic image and distorted messages. She repairs the craft and journeys across the galaxy — but what is the ship's destination, and who are the messages from? Another Bad Idea.
•SIR EDWARD GREY ACHERON Hellboy is gone, and the B.P.R.D. managed to fight off the monsters on earth long enough for humanity to just barely escape underground, but Edward Grey must return to Hell to confront a familiar foe and finish what needs to be done to truly save the world.
•WONDER WOMAN HISTORIA THE AMAZONS #1 Kelly Sue DeConnick! Phil Jimenez! Millennia ago, Queen Hera and the goddesses of the Olympian pantheon grew greatly dissatisfied with their male counterparts…and far from their sight, they put a plan into action. A new society was born, one never before seen on Earth, capable of wondrous and terrible things…but their existence could not stay secret for long...
This week! Two Marvel Comics mainstays have brand new ongoing series debuting this week with HULK and BLACK PANTHER #1’s! Brian Michael Bendis has a new creator-owned sci-fi comic premiering this week with JOY OPERATIONS #1 ! Marvel Comics has a Black Light Poster Portfolio, and a Marvel Universe Map book and DC Comics has their Multiverse Simply Explained in this week’s selection of fun guide books. Also, HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #2, 3 different TRANSFORMERS series, reprints of the first 4 issues of SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL and it’s time to celebrate LIFE DAY in STAR WARS LIFE DAY #1. What a week!!
—SPOTLIGHT BOOK— •HULK 1 The uncontrollable rage of the Hulk has reached an all-new level, and nobody - including the Avengers - is prepared to handle it. But is it really the Hulk that people should be afraid of, or is there something missing to this puzzle? Join the superstar creative team of Donny Cates and Ryan Ottley as they look to the stars for the next era of HULK!
—NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL OF NOTE— •MARVEL CLASSIC BLACK LIGHT COLLECTIBLE POSTER PORTFOLIO A psychedelic, collectible portfolio featuring 12 frameable black light posters illustrated by legendary artists Jack Kirby, Gene Colan, Tom Palmer, and others. Also included is a brief history of Marvel Comics black light publishing by Roy Thomas. 20" x 29" $125.
—NEW COMICS OF NOTE— •BLACK PANTHER 1 Academy Award-winning writer John Ridley and artist Juann Cabal launch an all-new BLACK PANTHER series. Secrets from T'Challa's past have come back to haunt him! Black Panther receives an unexpected and urgent message from a Wakandan secret agent! Now T'Challa must race the clock not only to save his agent, but also to keep his true agenda under wraps.
•GRRL SCOUTS STONE GHOST #1 Superstar artist and comics-makin' weirdo JIM MAHFOOD returns to his creator-owned GRRL SCOUTS universe for a brand-new six-issue miniseries! Join DIO, TURTLENECK JONES, and GORDI as they face off against the sinister and unpredictable evil of THE TEETH! Hilarious, over-the-top, psychedelic adventure will ensue, you guys!
•JOY OPERATIONS #1 From Brian Michael Bendis and Stephen Byrne! Fifty-five years from now. Joy is an EN•VOI. A special agent of one of the JONANDO TRUST. Trusts are corporate-owned cities that are the centerpiece of modern society. She rights wrongs for the trust. She is excellent. Perfection. Hard on herself. Driven. Almost legendary in some parts. Until one day a voice pops in her head trying to get her to betray everything she has ever believed.
•MISKATONIC EVEN DEATH MAY DIE The horrifying events in the Miskatonic Valley have torn apart retired detective Tom Malone and ex-FBI agent Miranda Keller. Miranda tries to escape a Deep One concentration camp and a traumatized Tom is obsessed with finding and freeing her. But soon they both start sharing dreams of Cthulhu, a monstrous entity in the South Pacific who will soon awaken and bring about the end of the world as we know it.
•STAR WARS LIFE DAY 1 Celebrate the galaxy's favorite holiday with a collection of festive tales from all across the STAR WARS SAGA! Life Day is the last thing on HAN SOLO'S mind when he and CHEWBACCA find themselves outgunned and under fire. But Chewie won't give up hope, remembering the lessons of Life Days past and present. As for Life Days yet to come... well, they'll have to survive the night first!