PREVIEWS – JANUARY 2021 – UPDATED PULLSHEET

NEW TITLES ADDED TO ONLINE PULLSHEET FOR JANUARY 2021

DC COMICS

BATMAN URBAN LEGENDS #1
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Hicham Habchi
Batman may be the biggest name in Gotham City, but there are lots of other heroes—and villains—who will get a turn to shine in Batman: Urban Legends, a brand-new monthly series tying into the biggest events in Gotham City. The series begins with these can’t-miss tales: Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky enters the world of Gotham City with celebrated Detective Comics and DC Future State: Robin Eternal artist Eddy Barrows for a six-part story chronicling Red Hood’s investigation of a new drug sweeping through Gotham. It’s a night that will change his life forever—and put him in Batman’s crosshairs. Writer of the DC Future State “Grifters” story Matthew Rosenberg picks up where he left off, continuing from the pages of Batman #101! Superstar artist Ryan Benjamin joins the team as we learn why Cole Cash is in Gotham in a tale that hints at what Halo might be…and we also get Batman vs. Grifter—round two! New Harley Quinn writer Stephanie Phillips and DC Future State: The Next Batman artist Laura Braga join forces for a Harley tale set just before the launch of her new series. Harley’s determined to sort out her history with Poison Ivy—but first, she’ll have to find her! Coming off the DC Future State “Outsiders” tale, writer Brandon Thomas begins a three-part saga reuniting Black Lightning, Katana, and Metamorpho. But this reunion quickly turns into a confrontation with a figure from Katana’s past, in a story drawn by fan-favorite artist Max Dunbar (Champions, Dungeons and Dragons, Judge Dredd)!
In-Store: 3/9/2021
Retail: $7.99

CRIME SYNDICATE #1
(W) Andy Schmidt (A) Kieran McKeown, Bryan Hitch (CA) Jim Cheung
Spinning out of Dark Nights: Death Metal, the Multiverse is reborn—and Earth-3 with it! In this six-issue miniseries, witness the true origins of the malevolent makers of mayhem known as the Crime Syndicate as a common foe unites them! But how long can alliances last between villains like these? Also in this issue, it’s the origin of Ultraman in our special backup story drawn by superstar artist Bryan Hitch!
In-Store: 3/2/2021
Retail: $3.99

HARLEY QUINN #1
(W) Stephanie Phillips (A/CA) Riley Rossmo
Ahem! You better read this closely, ’cause we’ve got a red-hot relaunch on our hands here—and I should know! Harley Quinn here to let everyone know that I got a brand-new monthly series here with a brand-new status quo. I’m coming back to Gotham City to make up for the sins of my past, and help the city recover from “The Joker War”! But there’s no welcoming committee waiting for me, your favorite Maid of Mischief! And between you and me, some real creeps are working to keep the city broken. We can’t let that happen, can we? Rising-star writer Stephanie Phillips, my new partner in crime, takes me into a bold new era with her partner in artistic crime Riley Rossmo, who I gotta say designed a real nice new costume for me. You’re not gonna wanna miss this one, folks!
In-Store: 3/23/2021
Retail: $3.99

INFINITE FRONTIER #0 (ONE SHOT)
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Dan Jurgens, Mikel Janin
The next phase of the DC Universe begins here! Dark Knights: Death Metal presented the darkest threats of the Multiverse. DC Future State revealed what may lie ahead. Now it’s time to look into the Infinite Frontier of the current-day DC Universe. In Gotham City, The Joker jolts citizens awake with an attack even the Dark Knight never expected. In Brazil, a young woman discovers her destiny and her connection to the Amazons. In Belle Reve, Amanda Waller plots an invasion of Arkham Asylum. In the far reaches of space, Mongul dreams of galactic domination, while the Green Lantern Corps hosts a summit of its greatest enemies. At the Hall of Justice, the League joins forces with Black Adam. Beyond the mortal world, Wonder Woman settles into a new role in the godsphere. And somewhere in the DC Universe—it’s the return of Stargirl, in an all-new tale written by Geoff Johns! This oversized, all-star issue kicks off the next great era of storytelling and excitement as top writers and artists reveal what’s next for the World’s Greatest Heroes and opens the door to some of the greatest stories of 2021.
In-Store: 3/2/2021
Retail: $5.99

JOKER #1
(W) James Tynion IV, Sam Johns (A) Guillem March, Mirka Andolfo (CA) Guillem March
Following the events of Infinite Frontier #0, The Joker is the most wanted man in the world! But the Clown Prince of Crime is several steps ahead of law enforcement—and he’s on the run overseas. James Gordon, facing retirement, realizes this is the manhunt of his life and the last piece of a storied career…but what mysterious and deadly forces are also in pursuit of The Joker? And in the backup story, following the events of the smash hit Punchline #1, DC’s most controversial new villain navigates the infrastructure of Blackgate Penitentiary—while on the outside, Harper Row takes up the mantle of Bluebird to stop her brother from falling under Punchline’s influence.
In-Store: 3/9/2021
Retail: $4.99

SENSATIONAL WONDER WOMAN #1
(W) Stephanie Phillips (A) Meghan Hetrick (CA) Yasmine Putri
Celebrating Wonder Woman’s 80th anniversary, Sensational Wonder Woman will explore everything that makes Wonder Woman the sensational hero she is. During a battle with Doctor Psycho, Wonder Woman sacrifices herself to stop the villain, only to be hit with a psychic blast that traps her in an alternate reality. With the help of Hawkgirl, Wonder Woman has to remember who she is before it’s too late.
In-Store: 3/2/2021
Retail: $3.99

SUICIDE SQUAD #1
(W) Robbie Thompson (A/CA) Eduardo Pansica
Things have changed for Task Force X. As Peacemaker takes over as field leader, there will be no more avenging or defending for the government’s top-secret task force of killers, thieves, and criminals. Amanda Waller—now back in control of the Squad—sends a new Squad into Arkham Asylum to “recruit” the deadly Court of Owls assassin Talon while she interviews another new candidate: Superboy.
In-Store: 3/2/2021
Retail: $3.99

 

SUPERMAN RED & BLUE #1 (OF 6)
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Gary Frank
This new series presents fresh new visions of the Man of Steel in his two signature colors of red and blue! Around the world, everyone knows that when they see a red and blue streak in the sky, it’s not a bird…it’s not a plane…it’s Superman. To start things off, Academy Award-winning writer of DC Future State: The Next Batman John Ridley joins artist Clayton Henry (Batman/Superman) to tell a story of Clark Kent as he confronts a villain who still haunts him, in a story that shows what Superman can mean to a whole country. Then, Brandon Easton (DC Future State’s “Mister Miracle”) and Steve Lieber (Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen) take readers to the streets of Metropolis to show how one hero can mean so much to an individual in pain. Plus, writer/artist Wes Craig (Deadly Class) tells a tale of Superman’s early days and the man who inspired him to become the hero he is today! And Marguerite Bennett (DC Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman) and artist TBD give us a tale of teenage Clark Kent, while Dan Watters and Dani, the team behind Coffin Bound, bring us an outlandish fable about what happens when all colors are stolen!
In-Store: 3/16/2021
Retail: $5.99

SWAMP THING #1 (OF 10)
(W) Ram V (A/CA) Mike Perkins
Swamp Thing returns in a new 10-issue series that stars Levi Kamei as the next Guardian of the Green. Unable to control his transformation into the monstrous Swamp Thing, Levi is thrust into the harsh, unforgiving mystery of grisly murders committed by a supernatural desert legend. Levi must revisit past events in his homeland of India and face the deadly reality of a ravenous new villain in order to comprehend what he is truly, and horrifyingly, becoming. A new era of global action and horror blossoms here, and Swamp Thing will be at the root of it!
In-Store: 3/2/2021
Retail: $3.99

TEEN TITANS ACADEMY #1
(W) Tim Sheridan (A/CA) Rafa Sandoval
Welcome to Teen Titans Academy! Packed with both new, super-powered teens and numerous dark secrets, Teen Titans Academy’s student body includes Shazam; a new Australian speedster; a trio of Goth(am) teen expatriates obsessed with Batman—and one member of this first class will become the deadly Red X. Original New Teen Titans including Nightwing, Starfire, Raven, Cyborg, and Beast Boy take on the role of teachers and mentors for superpowered teens. Their goal: to shape the next generation of heroes.
In-Store: 3/23/2021
Retail: $3.99

DC YOUNG READERS GRAPHIC NOVELS

CATWOMAN SOULSTEALER THE GRAPHIC NOVEL TP
(W) Sarah J. Maas, Louise Simonson (A/CA) Samantha Dodge
Sarah J. Maas’s young adult novel is adapted as a graphic novel by comics legend Louise Simonson and artist Samantha Dodge! It’s been two years since Selina Kyle last set eyes on Gotham City…and now that Batman is gone, Selina is back! Or at least, Holly Vanderhees is. As Gotham’s newest socialite, she’ll put her old talent for picking pockets to new use while rubbing shoulders with the city’s finest citizens. But her past is catching up to her, and she is running out of time… Luke Fox has been looking for just the right opportunity to show Batman he can protect the city from Gotham’s worst as Batwing. When several high-profile fundraisers are disturbed, Luke’s clandestine activities clash with his parents’ expectations. As a scion of one of Gotham’s finest families, he’s expected to attend these events with pride. As Batwing, he’s trying to stop a new team of villains from ruining his mother’s plans. Now he feels permanently one step behind… Will Selina have what it takes to outsmart Batwing before it’s too late? Or will she be the final victim of her greatest heist yet?
In-Store: 6/1/2021
Retail: $16.99

MYSTERY OF THE MEANEST TEACHER A JOHNNY CONSTANTINE GRAPHIC NOVEL TP
(W) Ryan North (A/CA) Derek Charm
After angering a number of hostile spirits in England, 13-year-old magician Johnny Constantine has to find a way out of the country. Persuading his parents to send him to America, John arrives at the Junior Success Boarding School in Salem, Massachusetts. But once there, he finds himself to be something of an outcast. And he is convinced that his homeroom teacher really has it in for him. Worse, he’s sure she’s really a witch. Fortunately, John is able to find one kindred spirit at school with whom he’s able to form an alliance—another misfit named Anna, who also happens to have her own developing magical powers. John recruits Anna in his efforts to uncover the truth about Ms. Kayla and expose the meanest teacher’s real identity to the world. Joined by a friendly demon named Etrigan, these two amateur sleuths will uncover clues and stumble upon forces beyond their control in a humorous series of misadventures.
In-Store: 6/1/2021
Retail: $9.99

POISON IVY THORNS TP
(W) Kody Keplinger (A/CA) Sara Kipin
New York Times bestselling author of The DUFF Kody Keplinger and artist Sara Kipin reimagine an iconic DC antihero with a gothic-horror twist. There’s something unusual about Pamela Isley—the girl who hides behind her bright red hair. The girl who won’t let anyone inside to see what’s lurking behind the curtains. The girl who goes to extreme lengths to care for a few plants. Pamela Isley doesn’t trust other people, especially men. They always want something from her. Something she’s not willing to give. When cute goth girl Alice Oh comes into Pamela’s life after an accident at the local park, she makes her feel like pulling back the curtains and letting the sunshine in. But there are dark secrets deep within the Isley house. Secrets Pamela’s father has warned must remain hidden. Secrets that could turn deadly and destroy the one person who ever cared about Pamela, or as her mom preferred to call her…Ivy. Will Pamela open herself up to the possibilities of love, or will she forever be transformed by the thorny vines of revenge?
In-Store: 5/18/2021
Retail: $16.99

MARVEL COMICS

AMERICA CHAVEZ MADE IN USA #1 (OF 5)
(W) Kalinda Vazquez (A) Carlos E. Gomez (CA) Elizabeth Torque
WHO IS AMERICA? America Chavez is incredible – her origins, her strength, her dimension-shattering star portals! But when the foundation of everything she believes is shaken, America will stand up and face the parts of herself she’s been running from. From writer Kalinda Vazquez (Marvel’s Runaways) and artist Carlos Gomez (Amazing Mary Jane) comes an explosive, brand-new story all about what made America Chavez who she is – and what she’ll do to protect the ones she loves.

Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 3, 2021
SRP: $3.99

AVENGERS CURSE MAN-THING #1
(W) Steve Orlando (A) Francesco Mobili (CA) Daniel Acuna
BURN AT THE TOUCH OF THE HARROWER!
Critically acclaimed writer Steve Orlando (Martian Manhunter, Batman, Wonder Woman) makes his Marvel debut with a blockbuster celebration of MAN-THING’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY! For decades, the Man-Thing has haunted the Florida Everglades. Now a new enemy has hijacked his body on a quest to take his incendiary abilities global! We wake to fear as gargantuan monoliths menace cities worldwide, with only the AVENGERS standing between the population of Earth and a planetwide inferno. Can they save Man-Thing in time to douse the fires? And does the man inside the thing, TED SALLIS, even want to be saved? Introducing a sensational new villain, THE HARROWER! PART 1 of 3!
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Mar 31, 2021
SRP: $4.99

BETA RAY BILL #1 (OF 5)
(W) Daniel Warren Johnson (A/CA) Daniel Warren Johnson
FROM THE PAGES OF DONNY CATES’ THOR AND SPINNING OUT OF THE EVENTS OF KING IN BLACK!
The second-most famous wielder of Mjolnir. The right-hand man to the god of Thunder. And now, a warrior without his best weapon. Beta Ray Bill is tired of playing second fiddle to Thor – and with Bill’s famous hammer, Stormbreaker, recently destroyed at the new All-Father’s hands, tensions are higher than ever. The Korbinite must strike out in search of a new weapon…and a new destiny. Assuming he can first defeat a Knullified Fin Fang Foom! Writer/artist Daniel Warren Johnson (Extremity, Murder Falcon) and colorist Mike Spicer take Beta Ray Bill on a journey beyond the shadow of a god! Plus: This oversize first issue contains an exclusive conversation between Johnson and Beta Ray Bill’s creator, the legendary Walter Simonson!
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 31, 2021
SRP: $4.99

BLACK KNIGHT CURSE EBONY BLADE #1 (OF 5)
(W) Simon Spurrier (A) Sergio Davila (CA) Iban Coello
THE GREATEST KNIGHT OF THEM ALL RIDES AGAIN!
Dane Whitman is the BLACK KNIGHT and wielder of the magical EBONY BLADE, but the blade’s power comes at a terrible price. Dane forever bears the burden of its curse: an insatiable lust for blood and mayhem that constantly threatens to swallow its owner in darkness. Must that be Dane’s fate? Following the battle against the KING IN BLACK, a reinvigorated Dane has a greater sense of purpose than ever before. But his sword is the key to a new enemy’s evil plan and only the Black Knight can prevent the coming death and destruction. This conflict spanning mythical Camelot to modern-day NYC will test Dane like never before and challenge everything he believes about himself, the Ebony Blade, and the entire history of the Black Knight! Guest starring the AVENGERS!
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 17, 2021
SRP: $3.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE #1
(W) Joe Simon, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby (A) Various (CA) Steve McNiven
Captain America celebrates 80 years of battling tyranny this month! And what better way to celebrate than by having a cadre of Marvel’s best artists redraw and modernize Captain America’s origin and the debut of the Red Skull from CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #1 as well as Cap’s return in the Marvel Age from AVENGERS #4! The legendary stories that changed the course of comic book history are presented in an all-new way for the current generation of Marvel fans!
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 10, 2021
SRP: $5.99

CARNAGE BLACK WHITE AND BLOOD #1 (OF 4)
(W) Donny Cates, Ben Percy, Tini Howard (A) Ken Lashley (A/CA) Sara Pichelli
CARNAGE RULES!
Witness the cerebral chaos caused by CARNAGE, brought to life by some of the greatest creators at Marvel!
But beware, True Believers, true to their titular character’s namesake, these spine-chilling tales are not for the faint of heart and presented in BLACK, WHITE AND BLOOD!
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Mar 24, 2021
SRP: $4.99

 

DEADPOOL NERDY 30 #1
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Ed McGuinness
HE’S THE MERC WITH THE MOUTH! (FULL OF BIRTHDAY CAKE!)
Deadpool’s turning 30! And to help celebrate, we’ve assembled some of his classic storytellers to tell tales of Wade Wilson birthdays past, present and future! A first birthday with time-traveling assassins! A sweet sixteen party that would make Molly Ringwald weep! A 100th birthday that could only be celebrated in grand Deadpool style! Blow out the candles! Pin the cybernetic arm on the Cable! And open this present, just for you!
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Mar 03, 2021
SRP: $5.99

DEMON DAYS X-MEN #1
(W) Peach Momoko (A/CA) Peach Momoko
From STORMBREAKER PEACH MOMOKO comes a Marvel story unlike any you’ve ever seen before! A wandering swordswoman with a psychic blade arrives at village that’s being targeted by demons. One demon is black and white with a terrifying red tongue and another may be the strongest demon there is! In the stunning kick-off issue of this prestige quarterly story, you’ll see a revolutionary reimagination of the Marvel Universe that could only come from Peach Momoko. Ready your katana and enter a mysterious world of demons, monsters, mutants, and magic! Book ONE of FIVE of the DEMON DAYS saga!
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 03, 2021
SRP: $4.99

KING IN BLACK GHOST RIDER #1
(W) Ed Brisson (A) Juan Frigeri (CA) Will Sliney
THE WAR FOR HELL’S THRONE MEETS THE KING IN BLACK!
All Ghost Rider wants is to destroy Mephisto, round up an army of escaped demons, and secure his seat on the throne of hell. Is that so much to ask? But now a dark god from space has shown up to throw the world into chaos, and some of Johnny’s old friends have come to ask for his help. It may take everything they’ve got to stop this madness. Maybe even…the devil himself?
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 31, 2021
SRP: $4.99

KING IN BLACK SCREAM #1
(W) Clay McLeod Chapman (A) Garry Brown (CA) Inhyuk Lee
SCREAM RETURNS!
• Andi Benton has faced other symbiotes before, but never has she faced the power and might of KNULL himself!
• Does SCREAM have what it takes to put a dent in Knull’s symbiotic armor?
• Or is this the end for SCREAM?
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 24, 2021
SRP: $4.99

 

KING IN BLACK SPIDER-MAN #1
(W) Jed MacKay (A) Michele Bandini (CA) Carlos E. Gomez
ALL WEBBED UP WITH NO PLACE TO GO!
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 17, 2021
SRP: $4.99

 

 

 

KING IN BLACK WICCAN AND HULKING #1
(W) Tini Howard (A) Luciano Vecchio (CA) Jim Cheung
NO TIME TO CELEBRATE!
Wiccan and Hulkling are freshly off the marriage altar and overdue for a proper celebration. So when the Shi’ar invite them for an all-expenses paid vacation at their glitziest beach resort, you know Wiccan’s already got their bags packed. But they’ll have to hold the champagne – because Knull and his symbiote army are expanding across the galaxy! Tini Howard and Luciano Vecchio give everyone’s favorite Young Avengers a honeymoon to die for!
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 03, 2021
SRP: $4.99

SILK #1 (OF 5)
(W) Maurene Goo (A) Takeshi Miyazawa (CA) Stonehouse
By day Cindy Moon is an intrepid reporter for the upstart new media empire Threats & Menaces under her old boss, J. Jonah Jameson. By night, she’s Silk, crime fighting super hero! But those worlds are about to collide, as an investigation into a series of gangland murders puts Silk and everyone she loves in danger! Who is this powerful new player in New York’s underworld, where did she come from, and what is she doing with that strange cat demon? It will take all of Cindy’s prowess as reporter and hero to find the answers…and stay alive! Written by Maurene Goo (I Believe in a Thing Called Love) and drawn by Takeshi Miyazawa (RUNAWAYS, GHOST SPIDER), Cindy is on assignment, and nothing can stop her!
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 31, 2021
SRP: $3.99

THOR AND LOKI DOUBLE TROUBLE #1 (OF 4)
(W) Mariko Tamaki (A/CA) Gurihiru
They’re brothers, gods and sons of Odin – but Thor and Loki just don’t get along! Especially since Loki keeps tricking Thor into doing things that will get him in trouble. Even so, when Loki dares Thor to steal a powerful relic from Odin’s vault, how can the God of Thunder say nay? The fan-favorite team that brought you SPIDER-MAN & VENOM: DOUBLE TROUBLE returns!
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 10, 2021
SRP: $3.99

MARVEL LICENSED COMICS

ALIEN #1
(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Inhyuk Lee
THE ICONIC CINEMATIC TERROR MAKES ITS MARVEL DEBUT!
Gabriel Cruz gave his life to Weyland-Yutani–In the case of an alien attack he barely survived, almost literally! Recently retired, Cruz is trying to patch things up with his abandoned son with the help of his friend, a Bishop-model android, but his re-entry into civilian life is not going smoothly…and his encounters with the deadly Xenomorph are far from over. Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Salvador Larroca team up to tell an all-new tale of the titan of horror and science fiction that has scared audiences for decades. No one is safe. No one is innocent. And no one can hear you scream.
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Mar 24, 2021
SRP: $4.99

TRIALS OF ULTRAMAN #1 (OF 5)
(W) Kyle Higgins, Mat Groom (A) Francesco Manna (CA) Art Adams
Ultraman narrowly averted a catastrophe decades in the making. The world was saved – but, also, forever changed.
Now…come the consequences.
Much of the populace regard their defenders with suspicion. Enemies hide in plain sight, and even those closest to Shin Hayata don’t necessarily have faith in the Giant of Light. But at last, a long-thought-lost comrade has mysteriously returned!
That’s a good thing…right?
The RISE is over. The training wheels are off, and the stakes have never been higher. THE TRIALS OF ULTRAMAN begin here!
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 17, 2021
SRP: $4.99

IMAGE COMICS

KARMEN #1 (MR)
(W) Guillem March, Dan Christensen (A/CA) Guillem March
Spanish writer and artist GUILLEM MARCH is best known for his ongoing, extensive work with DC Comics on Batman, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn and has worked as an artist on several graphic novels including the English editions of Monika with Titan Comics and The Dream with Europe Comics. Here, he takes up his pen for an edgy new FIVE-PART SERIES about a highly unconventional angel named Karmen and the young woman she takes under her wing when a case of heartbreak strikes hard. Packed with surprises and metaphysics, this gorgeously drawn series deploys tenderness and humor as it dives deep into topics that matter.
In Shops: Mar 10, 2021
SRP: $3.99

NOCTERRA #1 (MR)
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Tony S. Daniel, Tomeu Morey
“FULL THROTTLE DARK,” Part One-Ten years after the world is plunged into an everlasting night that turns all living creatures into monstrous shades, the only way to survive is to stay close to artificial light. Enter Valentina “Val” Riggs, a skilled ferryman who transports people and goods along deadly unlit roads with her heavily illuminated eighteen wheeler.

This March, legendary creators SCOTT SNYDER (Dark Knights: Death Metal, WYTCHES) and TONY S. DANIEL (Batman, Deathstroke) unveil horrors beyond any shade in this extra-sized first issue.
In Shops: Mar 03, 2021
SRP: $3.99

RECKLESS: FRIEND OF THE DEVIL HC (MR)
(W) Ed Brubaker (A) Jacob Phillips (A/CA) Sean Phillips
The next book in the red-hot Reckless series is here!

Bestselling crime noir masters Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips are back with another new original graphic novel featuring troublemaker-for-hire Ethan Reckless.

It’s 1985 and things in Ethan’s life are going pretty well… until a missing woman shows up in the background of an old B-movie, and Ethan is drawn into Hollywood’s secret occult underbelly as he hunts for her among the wreckage of the wild days of the ’70s.

Another hit graphic novel from the award-winning creators of PULP, MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES, CRIMINAL, and KILL OR BE KILLED -a must-have for all Brubaker and Phillips fans!
In Shops: Apr 28, 2021
SRP: $24.99

SHADECRAFT #1 
(W) Joe Henderson (A) Antonio Fabela (A/CA) Lee Garbett
Zadie Lu is afraid of her own shadow. She’s a teenager, so she REALLY should have grown out of it by now, right? But something weird is happening in her small town. Zadie could swear the shadows are coming to life. Watching her. Trying to KILL her. But how do you fight something you can’t even touch? And how does all of this tie into her FAMILY, of all things?

From the creative team that brought you the Eisner-nominated SKYWARD, writer JOE HENDERSON (showrunner of Netflix’s Lucifer) and artist LEE GARBETT (Captain Marvel). Join Zadie Lu as she ventures into the shadows to face her fears and discovers a legacy she never knew she had.

REGISTER PITCH: The dark tones of Demon Slayer and Something Is Killing The Children meets a cast of contemporary teen characters not unlike VERONICA FISH and KELLY THOMPSON’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
In Shops: Mar 31, 2021
SRP: $3.99

ULTRAMEGA #1 (MR)
(W) James Harren (A/CA) James Harren, Dave Stewart
A cosmic plague has spread, transforming everyday people into violent, monstrous kaiju. Only the Ultramega – three individuals imbued with incredible powers – hold the line against this madness. Their battles level cities and leave untold horror in their wake. Now, the final reckoning approaches for the Ultramega… but is this a war they can even win?

Fight monsters and stand with humanity in this new Skybound original from the greatest artist of his generation, JAMES HARREN (RUMBLE, BPRD) and Eisner Award-winning colorist DAVE STEWART. Each issue is extra-sized, with a 60-page debut that can barely contain its giant heroes, creatures, and devastation!

REGISTER PITCH: The high-impact adventure of EXTREMITY, but with the kaiju-esque monster action scenes of Pacfic Rim.
In Shops: Mar 17, 2021
SRP: $7.99

ABLAZE COMICS

MARIA LLOVETS EROS PSYCHE #1 (MR)
(W) Maria Llovet (A) Maria Llovet (CA) Mirka Andolfo
From the artist of the bestselling Faithless series…comes Eros/Psyche.

La Rosa’s female boarding school is paradise for young girls…but only if you follow the rules. Because, if you disobey them, you can end up expelled, or even worse, dead.

Sara and Silje are two students learning the rules of the school, which includes classes by day…and the casting of curses and spells by night. A love develops between the two, which is tender, but threatens to break under the weight of the dark secret society within La Rosa.

Acclaimed creator Maria Llovet (Faithless, Heartbeat, Loud) brings you a surreal, bewitching tale of love, magic, and tragedy in Eros/Psyche.
In Shops: Mar 17, 2021
SRP: $3.99

AFTERSHOCK COMICS

BEQUEST #1
(W) Tim Seeley (A) Freddie Williams II (CA) Tim Seeley
Welcome to the high fantasy world of Tangea! A land where wizards and warriors battle
dragons in dark dank dungeons! Where thieves pillage ancient ruins and priests answer the au-dible words of their great gods!

Welcome to Chicago, Illinois! Where the magical items from Tangea are being traded on the black market and are messing everything up.

Now, a group of Tangea adventurers must go undercover in our modern world to stop artifacts and monsters from falling into the wrong hands. But how will they fare in a world without
wizards and warriors? A world without heroes?

From Tim Seeley (DARK RED, BRILLIANT TRASH) and Freddie E. Williams II (HeMan/Thundercats, Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) comes BEQUEST, a real-world fantasy tale.
In Shops: Mar 17, 2021
SRP: $4.99

BAD IDEA COMICS

ENIAC (4 issue)

Matt Kindt (writer) Doug Braithwaite (art) Diego Rodriguez (colors) Lewis Larosa w/ Laura Martin (covers)

Seventy-seven years ago, the United States unlocked the key to defeating the Axis powers, but, in their desperation to end the war, created a far more powerful threat: ENIAC (Electronic Numerator Integrator and Computer), the world’s first supercomputer. ENIAC’s calculations proved vital to turning the tide against Germany and Japan – until it ordered the second atomic bomb to be dropped on Nagasaki without any human order or approval. America had inadvertently created the first artificial intelligence without ever realizing the full extent of its abilities…or its ambitions. For the more than 50 years that followed, ENIAC manipulated global affairs from the shadows, waging a cold war that pitted spy against spy, nation against nation…until it went dark and disappeared from view. Now, years later, an encrypted countdown has just been detected in Earth’s satellite network and mankind only has three days left before ENIAC executes its endgame. With few options and even less time, the Secretary of Defense has just given two covert operatives the most important mission in human history: kill ENIAC…before it kills us.

In Shops: MARCH 2021

SLAY BELLS

Zeb Wells (writer) David Lafuente (art + cover) Ulises Arreola (colors)

You’ve heard of black comedies? Well, this is the first one that’s not just black, but red and green and covered in reams of extremely flammable tinsel that’s already been banned in Canada!

Every Christmas Eve, little Bobby Hamilton and his father rise at dawn for an early morning hunting trip. It was their favorite tradition – until they accidentally killed a certain red-nosed reindeer. They should have known better. They shouldn’t have tried to cover it up. Because Santa Claus knows that they’ve been naughty – and, now like so many fragile Christmas ornaments violently shaken free, the yuletide peace of a quaint Midwestern farming hamlet will forever be shattered as Old Saint Nick comes to town to reap the sweetest gift of all: vengeance.

In Shops: JULY 2021

TANKERS (3 Issues) 

Robert Venditti (writer) Juan Jose Ryp (art + covers) Jordie Bellaire (colors)

The CEO of global energy conglomerate Greenleaf Oil has just discovered a terrifying secret: the planet only has a decade or less of petroleum left before it’s gone forever. But he has a plan to make sure his great-great grandchildren can continue to generate maximum shareholder value – and secure his own legacy in the process. Rather than develop a game-changing renewable energy source through the power of corporate innovation, Greenleaf has perfected the next best thing – time travel (duh) – so that a team of six field-rat contractors armed to the teeth in individually customized mech suits can go back to the Cretaceous Period, tweak the trajectory of the meteor that killed the dinosaurs, and give mankind another 500 millennia worth of oil reserves. What could go wrong? Only all of human history, of course – because when Greenleaf’s team of Tankers come home, they’ll discover that not only did the dinosaurs never die out, they’ve kept evolving for another 60 million years…and they’re more pissed off than ever.

In Shops: APRIL 2021

THE LOT (4 Issues)

Marguerite Bennett (writer) Renato Guedes (art + colors + cover)

In 1970, legendary filmmaker Oliver Larsen began production on his latest horror masterpiece on the lot of Los Angeles’ famed Cloverleaf Studios. Obsessed with bringing authenticity to the genre, the director insisted on casting real-life occultists to perform a genuine Satanic ritual live on camera – until something went horribly wrong. In the bloody aftermath, the production was shut down, the footage was confiscated, and the soundstage was forever shuttered.

Until today.

On the heels of a promotion that’s just made her the youngest studio chief in decades, Aviva Copeland is planning to overhaul Cloverleaf’s fading image for the 21st century – starting with the prime piece of California real estate that’s gone unused for 50 years: the very same lost soundstage where Larsen filmed his doomed masterpiece. But, as Aviva will soon discover, this corner of the lot may have been closed for a half-century, but it’s far from empty…and the evil that lives within its haunted walls will soon seize its chance to kill again.

In Shops: JULY 2021

WHALESVILLE

Matt Kindt (writer) Adam Pollina (art + cover) Matt Hollingsworth (colors)

When young Wawae – the seaborn son of a whaling captain – is thrown overboard and swallowed whole by a whale, he knows his father will relentlessly pursue revenge against the creature that stole away his boy. What he didn’t expect, however, is what he’s about to find inside: the town of “Whalesville” – a colorful, cobbled-together village inhabited by an astounding collection of talking sea creatures, including a crab named Caleb, an angler fish called Angela, and a seadragon that prefers to go by Lilly. But, to Wawae’s new friends, Whalesville isn’t just their home, it’s the whole world – and they don’t understand the danger that now pursues them from above the waves or that they are even inside a whale at all. To rescue his new best buddies, Wawae will have to convince them of the truth…and save Whalesville before his own father sends them sinking into the inky depths forever.

In Shops: MAY 2021

 

BLACK MASK STUDIOS

DESTINY NY #1
(W) Pat Shand (A) Manuel Preitano (CA) Elisa Romboli
Logan grew up in a boarding school for children with magical prophecies, but she fulfilled her destiny so young that she’s now having a midlife crisis despite being in her 20s. When she falls for the estranged daughter of a mystical crime family, Logan’s new love puts the entire school in jeopardy.
A grounded story about the magic of young adulthood, star-crossed modern romance, delayed coming of age, and finding your place in a world too busy to notice you.
From writer Pat Shand (Snap Flash Hustle) and artist Manuel Preitano (DC Comics’ The Oracle Code) with an incredible limited-edition cover by Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), this exuberantly youthful and achingly heartfelt ongoing series feels like Strangers in Paradise set in a magical NYC, featuring characters that will stick with you long after finishing this double-sized first issue.
In Shops: Mar 31, 2021
SRP: $3.99

BOOM! ENTERTAINMENT

FIREFLY BRAND NEW VERSE #1
(W) Josh Lee Gordon (A) Fabiana Mascolo (CA) Qistina Khalidah
Set 20 years after the events of Firefly, Serenity soars the ‘Verse once again with a new captain – Emma, the daughter of Wash and Zo !

The old crew of Serenity has gone their own way and now Emma is working to prove herself to Zo , alongside a new crew of castaways and misfits just trying to stay afloat.

But when Serenity takes a job from a familiar face, they discover that their new, living, breathing cargo is far more than they bargained for…and might bring them into conflict with Alliance once again!

Josh Lee Gordon (Firefly: Bad Company) and Fabiana Mascolo (Yasmeen) begin a new era for Joss Whedon’s Firefly with First Appearances of an all new cast, new adventures and shocking new surprises!
In Shops: Mar 10, 2021
SRP: $4.99

JIM HENSONS STORYTELLER TRICKSTERS #1
(W) Jonathan Rivera (A) Jade Zhang (CA) Peach Momoko
The Storyteller and his faithful dog take shelter one night from a storm, when the dog becomes scared of a large spider who is also occupying the shelter.

Now, discover the story of Anansi, the spider-god, and his quest to free all stories from his father, the sky god Nyame.

But when Anansi becomes the keeper of all stories, he hordes them until his son confronts them to free the knowledge that could change the world!

Jonathan Rivera (Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye) and Jade Zhang begin the next Jim Henson-inspired epic limited series here, with a different acclaimed creative team on each issue!
In Shops: Mar 17, 2021
SRP: $4.99

POWER RANGERS UNLTD HEIR TO DARKNESS #1
(W) L.L. McKinney (A) Simone Ragazzoni (CA) Dan Mora
Astronema is one of the most popular Power Rangers villains ever and her true origin is revealed for the first time in a one-shot directly connected to the events of Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers!

Before she became a Power Ranger, a young girl named Karone was kidnapped by bounty hunters and brainwashed into the assassin known as Astronema by two of the greatest threats in the galaxy – Dark Specter and Ecliptor.

But what is Dark Spector’s true plan…and what does it mean for the new Mighty Morphin & Power Rangers teams?

Acclaimed author L.L. McKinney (A Blade So Black) and artist Simone Ragazzoni (Power Rangers: Drakkon New Dawn) present a powerful new story that no Power Rangers fan can miss.
In Shops: Mar 31, 2021
SRP: $7.99

PROCTOR VALLEY ROAD #1 (MR)
(W) Alex Child, Grant Morrison (A/CA) Naomi Franquiz
Perfect for fans of Paper Girls and Die, visionary writer Grant Morrison (Klaus), Alex Child (BBC’s Holby City) and Naomi Franquiz (Tales from Harrow County) present a chilling new horror series about the mysterious monsters that haunt Proctor Valley Road – and the four misfit teenagers who must stop them.

August, Rylee, Cora & Jennie have organized a “Spook Tour” with their classmates on the most haunted, demon-infested stretch of road in America to fund attending the concert of their dreams.

When their visit turns deadly, these four friends race to rescue the missing students… before the town tears them limb from limb.

Now they must slay the evils roaming Proctor Valley Road… along with the monsters lurking in the hearts of 1970s America.
In Shops: Mar 03, 2021
SRP: $3.99

COFFIN COMICS

LADY DEATH MALEVOLENT DECIMATION #1 (OF 2) (MR)
(W) Brian Pulido, Mike MacLean (A) Diego Bernard (CA) Anthony Spay
Lady Death has always been the BAD GIRL. But once upon a time, she was absolutely EVIL. Obsessed with annihilation, the diva of death sought to snuff out the entire human race and turn the earth into an endless graveyard. Thankfully, Lady Death changed her wicked ways to become a champion of the downtrodden and a scourge of demon-kind throughout Hell. For generations, the evil seething within the witch’s soul lied dormant….forgotten…until now!
Something has awakened-a sinister passion that leads Lady Death to the darkest corners of the globe. Leaving piles of bloody bodies in her wake, she seeks a mysterious power never before seen by mankind. But for what nefarious purpose?
Featuring the key first appearance of the newest Coffinverse characters: Devilock, Demon hunter Muuaji and the hoodoo princess Madam Midnight. Also guest starring La Muerta!
In Shops: Mar 31, 2021
SRP: $4.99

DARK HORSE COMICS

CRITICAL ROLE: TALES OF EXANDRIA #1 (OF 4)
(W) Darcy Van Poelgeest (A) CoupleofKooks (CA) Helen Mask
Leylas Kryn, the Bright Queen of the Kryn Dynasty, has spent multiple lives in pursuit of assembling the Luxon. With her eternal lover Quana at her side, she will stop at nothing to use its otherworldly power to bring a Golden Age to the peoples under her rule. So when what might be the final piece of the Luxon appears nearby, Leylas sends Quana to collect it . . . with consequences that may threaten the entire Dynasty!

Critical Role Game Master Matthew Mercer joins Eisner Award-winning writer Darcy van Poelgeest (Little Bird)!
In Shops: Mar 17, 2021
SRP: $3.99

DEAD DOGS BITE #1 (OF 4)
(W) Tyler Boss (A/CA) Tyler Boss
Cormac Guffin has gone missing. It’s been three days and no one has seen hide nor hair of her. The police have nothing, and the townsfolk are acting more like a funeral procession than a search party. If Cormac has any hope of being found, it rests on the slouching shoulders of her best friend Joe. Joe will need her wits about her though, because, like any story worth hearing, nothing is what it seems.

From award-winning cartoonist Tyler Boss (4 Kids Walk into a Bank) comes the story of a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a candy wrapper.

o Twin Peaks meets Lady Bird.

o Featuring a variant cover from Ian Bertram (House of Penance).
In Shops: Mar 03, 2021
SRP: $4.99

DRAGON AGE DARK FORTRESS #1 (OF 3)
(W) Nunzio Defilippis, Christina Weir (A) Fernando Heinz Furukawa (CA) Sachin Teng
The next chapter in the world of BioWare’s award-winning dark fantasy RPG begins here!

Deep within enemy territory, the warrior-legend Fenris and a fearless team of Inquisition agents prepare to assault a fortress said to be unbreakable in a bid to prevent the unthinkable from being unleashed.

o The continuation of Dragon Age: Blue Wraith!
In Shops: Mar 31, 2021
SRP: $3.99

GOD OF WAR FALLEN GOD #1 (OF 4)
(W) Chris Roberson (A) Tony Parker (CA) Dave Rapoza
Can a man ever be free of his past? Can the tides of time ever wash away the bloody sands of sin? Or do transpired trespasses permanently and inescapably stain one’s soul? After conquering Zeus and thwarting Athena, Kratos believes himself to be finally free from his bondage. He sets sail for the desert in an attempt to distance himself from his home and his shame only to find his rage and guilt follow close behind. Kratos rages against the one foe that has proven to be unconquerable-himself. But a war against oneself is unwinnable, and only invites madness.

*An all-new tale, set between the events of God of War III and God of War (2018)!
In Shops: Mar 10, 2021
SRP: $3.99

LADY BALTIMORE WITCH QUEENS #1 (OF 5)
(W) Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden (A) Bridgit Connell (CA) Abigail Larson
Once she was Sofia Valk, living in a village overrun by evil. In time she became Lord Baltimore’s most trusted ally. Now, more than a decade after his death, Europe has erupted with the early battles of World War 2 and dark forces are rising again. With witches, vampires, and Nazis on the march, Sofia must embrace the title of Lady Baltimore! But can she fight monsters without becoming a monster herself? Horror genius writing team Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden reunite, with stellar art by Bridgit Connell and colors by Michelle Madsen as they return readers to the world of Baltimore.
In Shops: Mar 24, 2021
SRP: $3.99

ORPHAN & FIVE BEASTS #1 (OF 4)
(W) James Stokoe (A/CA) James Stokoe
A brand-new kung-fu epic from James Stokoe, the creator behind Orc Stain and Aliens: Dead Orbit!

Spurred on by her master’s dying words, the adopted warrior “Orphan Mo” seeks to find and kill five former disciples who now threaten the land with corruption from their demonic powers. Part Five Deadly Venoms and part surreal grindhouse, James Stokoe brings his knack for ultra-detailed fantasy imagery and over-the-top violence to this classic tale of revenge.

“His artwork is astonishingly detailed, with an infectious, monstrous energy and dynamism that needs to be experienced by every fan of comic books.”-SyFy Wire
In Shops: Mar 17, 2021
SRP: $3.99

DYNAMITE COMICS

JAMES BOND AGENT OF SPECTRE #1
(W) Christos Cage (A) Luca Casalanguida (CA) Steve Epting
AGENT OF SPECTRE Part 1! There’s a civil war brewing within SPECTRE. An upstart American member of the international criminal organization is attempting a coup, threatening to depose Ernst Stavro Blofeld. She’s on guard against Blofeld’s men, so to take her out, Blofeld recruits a wild card – James Bond! With Blofeld threatening the life of Bond’s friend Felix Leiter as leverage, Bond agrees…but he has a plan to use this internal strife to bring SPECTRE down once and for all. Will he succeed, or is this a dark path from which even 007 can’t return?
In Shops: Mar 03, 2021
SRP: $3.99

VAMPIRELLA VS PURGATORI #1
(W) Ray Fawkes (A) Alvaro Sarraseca (CA) Derrick Chew
The unholy alliance you prayed would never happen! For countless generations, the fight between good and evil has been fought, as much behind the scenes as in plain view. Unbeknownst to the world at large, one force has stood as a safeguard against the potential triumph of evil and the unleashing of the apocalypse: The 36. Now, someone is after them, a creature of evil known as Purgatori, and the only thing standing in her way is Vampirella. So with all of existence hanging in the balance, what could possibly bring these two enemies to join forces? Hint: Whatever it is, it must be really bad.
In Shops: Mar 24, 2021
SRP: $3.99

HEAVY METAL COMICS

COLD DEAD WAR #1 (OF 4) (MR)
(W) George C. Romero (A/CA) German Ponce
Trained to kill enemies of American democracy and freedom, the Pacific Pearl team continue to carry on their mission, even now, long after they’d already given their lives to the cause. A Horror-War series set across the past, present and future, a freak occurrence reanimates an island of freshly killed soldiers in the wake of the Battle of Midway in World War 2. Cold Dead War is the official sequel to the well-known Heavy Metal animated film segment “B-17.”
In Shops: Mar 17, 2021
SRP: $3.99

STARWARD #1 (OF 8)
(W) Steve Orlando (A) Ivan Shavrin (CA) Ivan Sharvin
Starting college at the end of the summer is stressful enough for Stephanie Cohen, since she’s giving up her love of classics to please her parents in Pre-Med. But classics crashes into her life when she realizes she’s the reincarnation of a stellar warrior tasked with guarding the cosmic door to chaos! Is Stephanie strong enough to follow her heart, accept her secret history, and look starward in time to save humanity… when she realizes chaos has already won?
In Shops: Mar 03, 2021
SRP: $2.99

IDW COMICS

TMNT THE LAST RONIN DIRECTORS CUT #1
(W) Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Tom Waltz (A/CA) Kevin Eastman, Esau Escorza, Issac Escorza
TMNT: The Last Ronin was one of the biggest books of 2020 and now it returns with a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of this instant classic! Featuring never-before seen layouts from Eastman, story notes that date back decades, character designs, script pages and more, this is a must have for any TMNT fan who wants to discover the story behind the story!
In Shops: Mar 17, 2021
SRP: $10.99

ONI PRESS

JONNA AND THE UNPOSSIBLE MONSTERS #1
(W) Chris Samnee, Laura Samnee (CA) Chris Samnee
Don’t miss the brand-new, original series written and drawn by Eisner-winner Chris Samnee! Filled with action, adventure… and monsters!

Rainbow has been searching for her sister, Jonna, for a year. The last time she saw Jonna was also the first time she saw one of the monsters that now roam the planet. They’re big, ugly, and dangerous creatures, driving humanity to the brink of extinction. Though there isn’t much hope for survival out in the wild, Rainbow knows that her sister is out there somewhere-and she’ll do anything to find her.
In Shops: Mar 03, 2021
SRP: $3.99

VAULT COMICS

WITCHBLOOD #1
(W) Matthew Erman (A/CA) Lisa Sterle
A modern, Wild West road trip about a witch named Yonna cruising the Southwest as a band of bloodthirsty biker vampires, The Hounds of Love, hunt her scattered coven for the source of all magic: witch blood. From the critically acclaimed creators of The Modern Witch Tarot Deck and Long Lost comes WITCHBLOOD, a blend of action, lore, and Americana-perfect for fans of Buffy and American Gods.
In Shops: Mar 17, 2021
SRP: $3.99

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