Wow—what a week! I’d say Christmas came early, but it’s right on time! DARK NIGHTS METAL #4! Ed Piskor’s X-MEN GRAND DESIGN #1! CURSE WORDS HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1! HELLBOY KRAMPUSNACHT #1! MIGHTY THOR #703! BATMAN #37! REDLANDS #5! And so many new series debuts! QUANTUM & WOODY (2017) #1 (by Daniel Kibblesmith of ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’) MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #1 (by Chip Zdarsky and Jim Cheung) ASSASSINISTAS #1 (by Gilbert Hernandez) BACKWAYS #1 (by Justin Jordan) TALES OF SUSPENSE #100 (featuring Winter Soldier AND Hawkeye) 30 DAYS OF NIGHT #1 (It’s baaaacck!!) And SO MUCH MORE! Happy Holidays!!
This week’s New Comics theme is “More.” More Holiday Specials! WICKED & DIVINE CHRISTMAS ANNUAL #1 and GRIMM FAIRY TALES 2017 HOLIDAY SPECIAL! More brand new #1’s! RUMBLE #1 (Rathraq is back! But who is he, exactly? Once an ancient warrior god, he was resurrected as a sword-wielding scarecrow. And now, Rathraq has transformed yet again-or has he?) GRAVETRANCERS #1 (On a journey to track down the grave of their estranged father, Maribel and Anthony find their way to a strange, seemingly abandoned field of mostly unmarked tombs. There they encounter grave-robbers who've devised a highly-addictive drug made from human remains--and the fresher the corpse, the stronger the dose.) JUDAS #1 (In a religion built on redemption and forgiveness, one man had to sacrifice himself for everyone...and it wasn't Jesus. Judas Iscariot journeys through life and death, grappling with his place in "The Greatest Story Ever Told," and how much of his part was preordained.) GIANTS #1 (A cataclysm of unknown origins unleashed a race of gigantic monsters whose presence has driven humanity underground.) More of the very best comics have to offer! THE DAMNED #6, MISTER MIRACLE #5, UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #27, DEPT H #21, ALL NEW WOLVERINE #28, and GRASS KINGS #10! Here’s to “More” Happy Holidays!
It’s December, so that means Holiday Specials and Team-Ups! Such as Grant Morrison’s KLAUS CRISIS IN XMASVILLE #1 and DC UNIVERSE HOLIDAY 2017. Or BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #1 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VENOM INC ALPHA #1 (we leave it up to you to figure out which of those are team-ups and which are Holiday specials). There are also a few new Image Comics #1’s like SLEEPLESS #1 (from the writer of Alex + Ada and the artist of Shutter), PARADISO #1 (what if in Sim City, the CITY was the player?) and WITCHBLADE #1 (yup, she’s back again). And then there are the regular books you can’t live without, such as BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #3, CAPTAIN AMERICA #696, WALKING DEAD #174, and BATMAN #36. 'Tis the season!
November ends with some great new comics! Including… BATMAN CREATURE OF THE NIGHT #1 Young Bruce Wainwright lost his parents in a violent crime...and in the real world, no superheroes exist to save the day. Written by Kurt Busiek, in the vein of “Marvels.” JOHN WICK #1 The eagerly-awaited origin of John Wick is finally here! Young John Wick emerges from prison and embarks upon his first, epic vendetta! SWORD OF AGES #1 By Gabriel Rodriguez, co-creator/artist of Locke and Key! A young woman will become the first wielder of the most famous sacred weapon of all time to champion for her world's survival, inspiring a legion of heroes to join her struggle against a merciless alien force. MYSTIK U #1 Drawn by Chicago’s Mike Norton! After a tragic accident, a young Zatanna Zatara enrolls in a mysterious university that teaches its students how to master their unique brands of magic.
And lest we forget the returning favorites like, KILL OR BE KILLED #14, KAIJUMAX SEASON 3 #5, DARKHAWK #51, OLD MAN LOGAN #31, BLACK MAGICK #9, and RICK AND MORTY #2.