PREVIEWS – OCTOBER 2020 – UPDATED PULLSHEET

NEW TITLES ADDED TO ONLINE PULLSHEET FOR OCTOBER 2020

DC COMICS

BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #1 (OF 6)
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Greg Capullo
The iconic anthology series returns with a brand-new slate of comics’ most exciting and innovative storytellers to explore the Batman mythos in stark black-and-white!<p>In this debut issue.  James Tynion IV and Tradd Moore explore the world of Ra’s al Ghul and the League of Assassins. J.H. Williams III returns to DC Comics for a trip through the Dark Knight’s history.  Emma Rios explores the eternal struggle of the Dark Knight.  Paul Dini and Andy Kubert pit Batman against an infestation of ninja Man-Bats in the Batcave.  G. Willow Wilson and Greg Smallwood portray Batman in his strangest standoff ever with Killer Croc.  With a lineup this strong and a cover by legendary Batman artist Greg Capullo, you won’t want to miss the start of this tremendous collection of Batman tales by some of comics’ top creators!
In-Store: 12/8/2020
Retail: $5.99

BATMAN CATWOMAN #1 (OF 12)
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Clay Mann
At last, Tom King returns to the rocky, romantic saga of Batman and Catwoman with his Heroes in Crisis collaborator, superstar artist Clay Mann!<p>Echoing plot points from King’s epic Batman run, this sweeping tale is told across three timelines: the past, when the Bat and the Cat first fell in love; the present, where their union is threatened by one of Batman’s lost loves; and the future, where the couple have a happy life and legacy—including their daughter Helena, the Batwoman. And as the story begins, after a long marriage, Bruce Wayne passes away—which frees Selina Kyle to settle an old score.<p>At every stage of their relationship, Bruce and Selina have an unwelcome chaperone: The Joker!<p>Oh, and that lost love of Bruce’s? It’s Andrea Beaumont—a.k.a. Phantasm. Just thought you’d want to know.
In-Store: 12/1/2020
Retail: $4.99
DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL THE LAST 52 WAR OF THE MULTIVERSES #1 (ONE SHOT)
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Dan Mora
What would it take to get every being left in the Multiverse to side together in the ultimate, final showdown? Total decimation and the complete undoing of all existence? The Batman Who Laughs has made his final move, bringing the most horrifying opposition to the battleground, and now every hero and villain left alive will stand and fight together. This epic battle book details every side of the last war across the Multiverse—Wonder Woman leading the heroes, Superman leading the villains, and Batman leading the dead—everyone has to play their part. Everyone and everything is at stake…so join here for the last of the DCU as we know it!
In-Store: 12/29/2020
Retail: $8.99

DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL THE LAST STORIES OF THE DC UNIVERSE #1 (ONE SHOT)
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Tula Lotay
The last battle against the Batman Who Laughs is at hand…the final fight for everything in the universe. And while the night is usually darkest just before the dawn, what would be the last thing you’d do if you weren’t sure the dawn would ever arrive? Join our heroes in their waning hours as we show their journeys through what could be their final moments…heroes that have fought a million times before, but are keenly aware this could be their endgame. These are the stolen moments detailing the last stories of the DC Universe.
In-Store: 12/8/2020
Retail: $8.99

DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL THE SECRET ORIGIN #1 (ONE SHOT)
(W) Scott Snyder, Geoff Johns (A) Ryan Benjamin (CA) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
The DCU’s darkest secrets are explored while two titans clash! The heroes search for a way to defeat the Darkest Knight through the universe’s past, while Superboy Prime faces down the demonic Batman!
In-Store: 12/1/2020
Retail: $5.99

 

DCS VERY MERRY MULTIVERSE #1 (ONE SHOT)
Joy to all 52 worlds—it’s time to celebrate the holiday season across the DC Multiverse! In ten stories that will light your yule log and spike your eggnog, Batman decks the gaslit halls, Lobo goes Old Testament in space, Ragman learns the true meaning of Saturnalia, President Superman attempts to figure out how Bizarro stole Christmas, and Harley Quinn tries her hand at interdimensional caroling. These seasonal sagas are sure to help you have yourself a very merry Multiverse!
In-Store: 12/8/2020
Retail: $9.99

ENDLESS WINTER 9-PART STORYLINE CHECKLIST
Pt 1 – Justice League Endless Winter #1
Pt 2 – Flash #767
Pt 3 – Endless Winter Superman Special #1
Pt 4 – Aquaman #66
Pt 5 – Justice League #58
Pt 6 – Endless Winter Teen Titans Special #1
Pt 7 – Justice League Dark #29
Pt 8 – Endless Winter Black Adam Special #1
Pt 9 – Justice League Endless Winter #2

ENDLESS WINTER BLACK ADAM SPECIAL #1 (ONE SHOT)
(W) Andy Lanning, Ron Marz (A) Brandon Peterson, Marco Santucci (CA) Dale Eaglesham
Endless Winter chapter eight! Seeking to bolster his nation’s place in the world, Black Adam arrives in Gotham City demanding action to end the threat causing an endless winter across the globe. But Black Adam isn’t telling the world’s leaders everything—especially not that he’s faced the mysterious Frost King before and won. Find out what Adam’s hiding in the penultimate chapter of &quotEndless Winter.&quot
In-Store: 12/22/2020
Retail: $3.99

ENDLESS WINTER JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 (OF 2)
(W) Andy Lanning, Ron Marz (A) Howard Porter, Marco Santucci (CA) Mikel Janin
Endless Winter chapter one! The crossover event of the season begins here! The Justice League encounters an extinction-level global storm brewing at the former site of the Fortress of Solitude. Enter the Frost King, a monster mad with power with an army at his command! What devastating mystery lies in his past? And how does he tied to Queen Hippolyta, Swamp Thing, Viking Prince, and their reluctant ally, Black Adam? Two timelines will reveal further clues and secrets throughout each chapter of this blockbuster tale!
In-Store: 12/1/2020
Retail: $4.99

ENDLESS WINTER SUPERMAN SPECIAL #1 (ONE SHOT)
(W) Andy Lanning, Ron Marz (A) Phil Hester, Ande Parks (CA) Francis Manapul
Endless Winter chapter three! Superman finds himself at the center of an epic battle as the Frost King’s hordes of ice monsters come to life. Is this frozen onslaught too much for the Man of Steel, or can he stop it before it rampages across the chilling wasteland the world is becoming and reaches civilization? The answer to this question comes from an unlikely source close to Clark Kent’s earthly roots!
In-Store: 12/8/2020
Retail: $3.99

ENDLESS WINTER TEEN TITANS SPECIAL #1 (ONE SHOT)
Retail: $3.99 Discount: 55% Price: $1.7955
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(W) Andy Lanning, Ron Marz (A) Jesus Merino, Marco Santucci (CA) Bernard Chang
Endless Winter chapter six! Crush, Roundhouse, Kid Flash, and Red Arrow embark on a bonding exercise with new partners from the original New Teen Titans: Donna Troy and Beast Boy? Everyone’s limits will be tested as they brave the challenges of holiday shopping in Manhattan! And then, the city is buried in snow! When they discover a teen whose powers are triggered by the extreme cold, the team must decide if this new arrival is a future hero or villain. And in the past, Black Adam battles the Frost King with devastating consequences.
Retail: $3.99

GENERATIONS SHATTERED #1 (ONE SHOT)
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
A threat of cosmic proportion to DC’s newest (and oldest) universe compels one of the most unusual groups of heroes ever assembled to take on the most mysterious foe they have ever encountered. What started in Detective Comics #1027 explodes out of Dark Nights: Death Metal to tell the story of the generations-spanning history of the DC Universe! Join the original Batman, Kamandi, Starfire, Sinestro, Booster Gold, Dr. Light, Steel, and Sinestro in their quest to save the universe before time runs out…
In-Store: 1/5/2021
Retail: $9.99

JINNY HEX SPECIAL #1 (ONE SHOT)
(W) Magdalene Visaggio (A) Gleb Melnikov (CA) Nick Derington
Jinny Hex stars- in her first solo adventure—and she’s ready and raring to go! Bursting out of the pages of Young Justice, this fan-favorite gal is heading back home to take care of some unfinished business! Hoping to take some time off from Multiverse conflict, Jinny reconnects with some old friends and family. But that all goes out the window when a new foe called Three-Eyed Jack transports her town back to the Old West. Now it’s up to Jinny to face off with this super-powered gunslinger and save her town! But Jinny’s about to learn that some threats are closer to her heart than expected.
In-Store: 12/29/2020
Retail: $4.99

TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #1 (ONE SHOT)
(W) Steve Orlando (A) Mike Perkins (CA) David Marquez
When the Anti-Monitor’s deadly grudge match with the Multiverse was finally foiled, there was only one Earth left! But which Earth? That was crucial to what would happen next. In one timeline, Earth-1’s Superman stopped the Superman of Earth-2 from going into final battle, but in the Dark Multiverse, it’s Jor-L of Earth-2 who survives, changing the landscape for all that follows. When Surtur comes looking to crush all life, the beleaguered heroes jump into their next big battle, jumping from one Crisis to the next…but will the last days of the Justice Society of America play out differently if Green Lantern Alan Scott can step into the darkness?
In-Store: 12/15/2020
Retail: $5.99

TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE DARK NIGHTS METAL #1 (ONE SHOT)
(W) Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, Scott Snyder (A) Karl Mostert, Trevor Scott (CA) David Marquez
In the event-defining epic Dark Nights: Metal, the Justice League defeated the vile Barbatos and his Dark Knights to save our universe from sinking into the abyss of the Dark Multiverse. But…what if they failed? What if Barbatos reigned victorious? Enter an alternate timeline where the DCU as you know it has been dragged down into the darkness. Witness the Justice League you once knew, hideously transformed into dragons who serve at the mercy of evil.<p>Duke Thomas, the Last Monitor, will have to seek out Nightwing and the few remaining survivors of the Metal event to assemble the Final Justice League in an attempt to save the Multiverse. Featuring a story by Metal architect Scott Snyder, rising stars Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing, and art by red-hot artist Karl Mostert, you won’t want to miss the biggest, loudest arena rock concert in the history of the DC Universe!
In-Store: 12/29/2020
Retail: $5.99

TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE WONDER WOMAN WAR OF THE GODS #1 (ONE SHOT)
(W) Vita Ayala (A) Ariel Olivetti (CA) David Marquez
The realms of the gods have been turned upside down and inside out, on the verge of engulfing Earth and its people. Only one hero stands to defend it: Wonder Woman! But that is another world and another story. Behold the mirror image of this tale taking place in the Dark Multiverse, with a Wonder Woman who is ready to destroy it all! Cursed by the evil goddess of magic, Hecate, our beloved Diana has become a weapon of vengeance ready to tear down any god or superhero that stands in her way. Will Earth and its heroes survive her might? Or are they doomed to worship the dark princess of the Amazons for the rest of eternity?!
In-Store: 12/1/2020
Retail: $5.99

TEEN TITANS ENDLESS WINTER SPECIAL #1 (ONE SHOT)
Retail: $3.99 Discount: 55% Price: $1.7955
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(W) Andy Lanning, Ron Marz (A) Jesus Merino, Marco Santucci (CA) Bernard Chang
Endless Winter chapter six! Crush, Roundhouse, Kid Flash, and Red Arrow embark on a bonding exercise with new partners from the original New Teen Titans: Donna Troy and Beast Boy? Everyone’s limits will be tested as they brave the challenges of holiday shopping in Manhattan! And then, the city is buried in snow! When they discover a teen whose powers are triggered by the extreme cold, the team must decide if this new arrival is a future hero or villain. And in the past, Black Adam battles the Frost King with devastating consequences.
Retail: $3.99

DC YOUTH GRAPHIC NOVELS

CATWOMAN SOULSTEALER THE GRAPHIC NOVEL TP
(W) Sarah Maas, Louise Simonson (A/CA) Samantha Dodge
Sarah Maas’s young adult novel is adapted as a graphic novel by comics legend Louise Simonson and artist Samantha Dodge!<p>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…<p>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…<p>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: 3/2/2021
Retail: $16.99

FLASH FACTS TP
Retail: $9.99 Discount: 55% Price: $4.4955
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(W) Mayim Bialik PhD, Various (A) Various (CA) Derek Charm
Have you ever wondered what’s at the bottom of the sea? Why polar ice melts? Or which tools forensic scientists use to solve a crime?<p>Well look no further! Everyone’s favorite Scarlet Speedster is here to answer all your burning questions! Barry Allen, with the help of some of his close friends, will take readers on an exciting journey that examines everything from the vast expanse of our galaxy to the smallest living organism known to man.<p>Curated by award-winning actress and author Mayim Bialik, PhD, and featuring stories created by an all-star cast of writers and illustrators, this anthology aligns with Next Generation Science Standards and provides a helpful bridge between the lessons taught inside the classroom and our everyday lives.
In-Store: 2/2/2021
Retail: $9.99

NUBIA REAL ONE TP
(W) L.L. McKinney (A/CA) Robyn Smith
Nubia has always been a little bit…different. As a baby she showcased Amazon-like strength by pushing over a tree to rescue her neighbor’s cat. But despite her having similar abilities, the world has no problem telling her that she’s no Wonder Woman. And even if she were, they wouldn’t want her. Every time she comes to the rescue, she’s reminded of how people see her: as a threat. Her moms do their best to keep her safe, but Nubia can’t deny the fire within her, even if she’s a little awkward about it sometimes. Even if it means people assume the worst.<p>When Nubia’s best friend, Quisha, is threatened by a boy who thinks he owns the town, Nubia will risk it all—her safety, her home, and her crush on that cute kid in English class—to become the hero society tells her she isn’t.<p>From the witty and powerful voice behind A Blade So Black, and with endearing and expressive art by Robyn Smith, comes a vital story for today about equality, identity, and kicking it with your squad.
In-Store: 2/2/2021
Retail: $16.99

 

MARVEL COMICS

BLACK CAT #1
(W) Jed MacKay (A) C.F. Villa (CA) Pepe Larraz
THE CAT IN BLACK IS BACK!
Feeling lucky? Knull’s attack on Earth interrupts the Black Cat’s latest heist, and if you know Felicia, you know that’s a problem. So the Cat and her crew aim to steal something of greatest value to both Knull and Earth’s hope of survival. You’ll have to pick up this issue to find out what! This issue guest-stars the X-Men! Captain America! And Doctor Strange! DO NOT MISS IT!!!
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 16, 2020
SRP: $3.99

CHRIS CLAREMONT ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1
(W) Chris Claremont (A) Brett Booth, More (CA) Salvador Larroca
Celebrate Chris Claremont’s enormous impact on your favorite Marvel comics of the past five decades with an all-new story! Dani Moonstar is drafted for a mission across time and space for an incredible psychic showdown against the Shadow King-joining forces with characters created and defined by the pen of Chris Claremont!
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 16, 2020
SRP: $4.99

 

FANTASTIC FOUR ROAD TRIP #1
(W) Christopher Cantwell (A) Filipe Andrade (CA) Valerio Giangiordano
The Fantastic Four have earned some much-needed time away from the job, and Reed has planned a – well, fantastic – old-fashioned family vacation to the Grand Canyon for some good rest, relaxation and team-bonding time. But Reed’s manic mind can’t quite disengage, and soon an obsessive side experiment he brought with him has all of them experiencing gruesome and terrifying side effects from his strange specimens. As everyone’s bodies begin to horribly go awry on a cellular level, it’s a race to solve their lethal affliction, all while stuck in a remote Arizona cabin with no help for miles.
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 02, 2020
SRP: $4.99

HEROES AT HOME #1
(W) Zeb Wells (A/CA) Gurihiru
Being stuck inside isn’t easy for anyone, even super heroes! See how your favorite Marvel characters have coped being cooped up with HEROES AT HOME! See how Spider-Man, Hulk, Captain Marvel, Wolverine, Black Panther and Captain America do in Quarantine! Let Marvel make you smile, courtesy of artists Gurihiru and writer Zeb Wells’ Sunday Funnies!
RATED Ages 10 & Up
In Shops: Dec 02, 2020
SRP: $9.99

KING-SIZE CONAN #1
(W) Richard Thomas, Kurt Busiek, Chris Claremont, Kevin Eastman, Steven S. DeKnight (A) Steve McNiven, Pete Woods, Roberto de la Torre, Kevin Eastman, Jesus Saiz (CA) Andrew Robinson
BY CROM, YOU’VE NEVER SEEN A CELEBRATION LIKE THIS – MARKING 50 YEARS OF CONAN THE BARBARIAN IN COMICS!
Revelations, surprises and savage action prevail in the all-new KING-SIZE CONAN! In 1970, Roy Thomas brought CONAN THE BARBARIAN, a creation of author Robert E. Howard, to Marvel Comics. With art by the incomparable Barry Windsor-Smith, CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 introduced the Hyborian Age to a whole new audience, paving the way for decades of comics and Conan’s conquest of pop culture.
Now get ready to celebrate 50 years of CONAN with an oversize special spanning the breadth of Conan’s life and times by the most dazzling array of creative talent ever assembled in one book to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth!
Experience Roy Thomas and Steve McNiven’s all-new prelude to that original story from 1970!
Thrill to a tale of revenge by Kevin Eastman (co-creator, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), writing and drawing his FIRST Marvel story!
Chris Claremont and Roberto de la Torre team up to unveil a turning point in Conan’s career as a mercenary!
Kurt Busiek and Pete Woods recount an early brush with sorcerous forces that will shape Conan’s destiny!
Conan and Bêlit sail together again for the first time since the 2019 relaunch, with Jes s Saiz illustrating the Marvel Comics maiden voyage of Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix’s DAREDEVIL writer/director/showrunner)!
The perfect introduction for new fans, and an essential adventure for die-hards, this is the can’t-miss CONAN comic of the decade!
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Dec 23, 2020
SRP: $6.99

KING IN BLACK #1 (OF 5)
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Ryan Stegman
DARKNESS REIGNS!
After a campaign across the galaxy, Knull’s death march arrives to Earth and, worse yet, he hasn’t come alone! With an army of hundreds of thousands of symbiote dragons at his command, the King in Black is a force unlike any Earth’s heroes have ever faced. EDDIE BROCK, A.K.A. VENOM has seen firsthand the chaos that even one of Knull’s symbiotic monsters can wreak – will he survive an encounter with the God of the Abyss himself?
From Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, Frank Martin and VC’s Clayton Cowles comes the definitive chapter in their two-year-long VENOM saga that changed everything you thought you knew about symbiotes!
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 02, 2020
SRP: $5.99

KING IN BLACK HANDBOOK #1
(W) Mike O’Sullivan, The Ohotmu Team (CA) Ron Lim
As the dark king Knull descends on the Marvel Universe, the Official Handbook turns its focus to all things symbiote with this new collection of profiles! This issue covers not only symbiote hosts such as Venom (Eddie Brock), Carnage (Cletus Kasady) and Lee Price, but also characters whom symbiotes have affected: Victoria Montesi! Ghost-Spider (Gwen Stacy)! Dylan Brock! Ann Weying! Plus: a profile of Knull, the King of Black himself! And from the pages of THOR: the All-Black – the first symbiote!
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 02, 2020
SRP: $4.99

KING IN BLACK IMMORTAL HULK #1
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Aaron Kuder
A PRESENT FOR THE HULK!
The Hulk is in a bad place. Half of his alters are dead or missing – including Bruce Banner – and the Leader’s got the rest of him on the ropes. But never let it be said that Joe Fixit doesn’t know how to have a good time – and he’s out to make sure this is the best holiday the Hulk’s ever had. He just has to fight his way through a planet of symbiotes first.
Rated T
In Shops: Dec 09, 2020
SRP: $4.99

KING IN BLACK IRON MAN DOOM #1
(W) Christopher Cantwell (A/CA) Salvador Larroca
Iron Man has risked everything to save Eddie Brock, but now he’s left with nothing but guilt. As longtime ‘frenemy’ Doctor Doom shows up with both counseling words and ulterior motives, they’lll be forced to battle an all-too-familiar specter of the holiday season-albeit one now twisted and controlled by the recent invasion of Earth by the symbiote homeworld. As Iron Man and Doom fight as temporary allies, their unexpected encounter both with each other and a horrifying inversion of yuletide joy may ultimately reveal to them the true meaning of Knull-mas.
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 30, 2020
SRP: $3.99

KING IN BLACK NAMOR #1 (OF 5)
(W) Kurt Busiek (A) Ben Dewey, Jonas Scharf (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
Spinning out of the KING IN BLACK epic comes a dark, chilling story of the birth of Atlantis’s greatest villains. The players: Namor, Lady Dorma of Atlantis, the outsider Attuma – all still in their teen years – and The Swift Riders, the Atlantean Empire’s greatest heroes. It begins with alliances and possibility, as Attuma’s people may join the Empire…but what lies ahead is tragedy, betrayal, and the unleashing of dangerous, deadly magics. A deep dive into Marvel history…and the birth of a threat that will only grow in menace across time.
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 09, 2020
SRP: $3.99

MARVEL TALES: KNULL #1
(W) Donny Cates (A) Ryan Stegman, Danilo Beyruth, Mark Bagley (CA) Inhyuk Lee
Knull, god of the symbiotes, will haunt your nightmares as we celebrate the legacy of the House of Ideas with MARVEL TALES! This anthology series shines a spotlight on fan-favorite characters, features timeless stories and highlights some of Marvel’s most impressive talent from the past eight decades. First, superstar creators Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman introduce Knull in crucial chapters of their sensational reinvention of the Venom mythos! In VENOM (2018) #3-4, Venom and Miles Morales stand in the way of a symbiote dragon terrorizing Manhattan – but what connects it to Knull? In VENOM: CARNAGE BORN, from Cates and Danilo Beyruth, a deadly cult resurrects the serial killer Carnage as an agent of Knull! And legendary artist Mark Bagley illustrates Venom’s fight for survival in VENOM (2018) #25, setting the stage for Knull’s imminent arrival in the epic KING IN BLACK!
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 02, 2020
SRP: $7.99

MODOK HEAD GAMES #1
(W) Jordan Blum, Patton Oswalt (A) Scott Hepburn (CA) Cully Hamner
From Patton Oswalt and Jordan Blum, showrunners of the upcoming animated Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. show on Hulu, comes a journey into the mind of one of the biggest heads in the Marvel Universe! M.O.D.O.K. is the ruthless and brilliant leader of the terrorist organization AIM, outsmarting heroes and outmaneuvering his cutthroat colleagues gunning for his position… but when he begins to be haunted by memories of a family he never had, it leaves him unsure if he is losing his freakishly-large mind, or if perhaps there is a lot more to this enormous mind… or if there is something more sinister behind these visions.
RATED T+
In Shops: Dec 02, 2020
SRP: $3.99

SWORD #1
ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MUTANTKIND!
The Mutant nation of Krakoa has quickly become a major force on the world stage… but why stop there? Krakoa has relaunched the Sentient World Observation & Response Directorate – a fully independent organization dealing with all things extra-terrestrial on behalf of all of Earth. Al Ewing and Valerio Schitti, the team behind EMPYRE, bring us the tale of Mutantkind looking to do for the galaxy what Krakoa did for the planet.
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 09, 2020
SRP: $4.99

THE UNION #1 (OF 5)
(W) Paul Grist (A) Andrea Di Vito (CA) R. B. Silva
The grand unveiling of The Union! A team of super heroes gathered from all over the United Kingdom, featuring Union Jack, Snakes, Kelpie, Choir, and their fearless leader, Brittania! But when disaster strikes on their first public debut, in the form of the invasion of Empyre, the fledgling team is immediately pushed to their limits! Don’t miss out on an exciting new chapter of Marvel from legendary creators, Paul Grist (JUDGE DREDD, JACK STAFF) and Andrea Di Vito!
Rated T+

MARVEL ACTION ORIGINS #1 (OF 5)
(W) Chris Eliopoulos (A/CA) Lanna Souvanny
Share the most important moments in Marvel history with young readers-two at a time! tFirst up: a science exhibit and a spider bite change Peter Parker’s life forever when he becomes Spider-Man!And if that weren’t enough-find out what set Thanos on his path of conquest!
In Shops: Dec 16, 2020
SRP: $4.99

 

 

IMAGE COMICS

HOME SICK PILOTS #1 (MR)
(W) Dan Watters (A/CA) Caspar Wijngaard
The team behind LIMBO, DAN WATTERS (Lucifer, COFFIN BOUND) and CASPAR WIJNGAARD (Star Wars, Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt), launch a brand-new ONGOING SERIES.

In the summer of 1994, a haunted house walks across California. Inside is Ami, lead singer of a high school punk band-who’s been missing for weeks. How did she get there, and what do these ghosts want? Expect three-chord songs and big bloody action that’s Power Rangers meets The Shining (yes, really).
In Shops: Dec 09, 2020
SRP: $3.99

POST AMERICANA #1 (OF 6) (MR)
(W) Steve Skroce (A) Dave Stewart (A/CA) Steve Skroce
From MAESTROS creator, WE STAND ON GUARD co-creator, and The Matrix storyboard artist STEVE SKROCE with coloring by Eisner Award-winning DAVE STEWART.
The Cheyanne mountain installation, aka The BUBBLE, is the most sophisticated super bunker in the world. It was built to ensure the survival of America’s executive branch of government and its most important citizens, should the unthinkable happen. When the world ended, the executive branch failed to reach the sanctuary, but the elite citizenry did. Eighty years later, one of their own has named himself the new President of the United States. His plan? Subjugate the survivors of the American Wasteland using the same bunker resources meant to rebuild it. The only thing standing in their way is a deadly Wasteland girl, hellbent on revenge!
In Shops: Dec 02, 2020
SRP: $4.99

RECKLESS HC (MR)
(W) Ed Brubaker (A) Jacob Phillips (A/CA) Sean Phillips
“Sex, drugs, and murder in 1980s Los Angeles… And the best new twist on paperback pulp heroes since The Punisher or Jack Reacher.

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, the modern masters of crime noir, bring us the last thing anyone expected from them – a good guy. In a bold new series of original graphic novels, with three books releasing over the next year, each a full-length story that stands on its own.

Meet Ethan Reckless: Your trouble is his business, for the right price. But when a fugitive from his student radical days reaches out for help, Ethan must face the only thing he fears… his own past.

“Imagine Redford at his peak, ambling through sun-drenched, eighties L.A. in a serpentine plot that is equal parts Long Goodbye and Point Break. No one does crime fic like Brubaker and Phillips and their collaboration has never felt more new. Explosive. Vital. And yes… reckless. I love this book.”

– Damon Lindelof (Lost, HBO’s Watchmen)

“”Reckless is an absolute rush: on the same level as golden age Travis McGee novels and the hardest-hitting Richard Stark stories. This one comes at you as fast as Steve McQueen in a souped-up Mustang and as hard as Charles Bronson with a baseball bat. You gotta have it.””

– Joe Hill (Locke & Key, N0S4A2)

In Shops: Dec 16, 2020
SRP: $24.99

ABLAZE COMICS

CIMMERIAN FROST GIANTS DAUGHTER #1 (MR)
(W) Robert E. Howard, Robin Recht (A) Robin Recht (CA) Peach Momoko
Robert E. Howard’s Conan is brought to life UNCENSORED! Discover the true Conan, unrestrained, violent, and sexual. Read the story as he intended!

The only survivor of a ferocious battle, Conan sits in the midst of a bloodstained snow field. When the fight is over, the Cimmerian suddenly finds himself overcome with deep weariness and disgust. Until the moment he meets a redheaded woman of supernatural beauty, blinding like the glow of the sun on the snow. Moved by a burning desire, Conan decides to follow her but finds himself caught in a trap, attacked by two titans. In his ardor, he was not suspicious…he did not imagine for a second that his bride was none other than Ymir’s own daughter: the frost-giant!

A mythical tale both in both form and substance, The Frost-Giant’s Daughter is masterfully adapted by Robin Recht, who manages to capture the essence of this whirlwind tale of violent desire…a true love trap in which the force of will of the Cimmerian is put to the test. As a bonus, also includes Robert E. Howard prose story from Weird Tales!
In Shops: Dec 09, 2020
SRP: $3.99

AFTERSHOCK COMICS

KNOCK EM DEAD #1
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Eliot Rahal (A) Mattia Monaco (CA) Andy Clarke
Sometimes you kill. Sometimes you get killed. But no matter what, everyone dies the first time they go on stage.

Pryor Brice has always wanted to be funny. And now, he’s taken the plunge and started doing stand-up comedy. Unfortunately, his older sister – Ronan – wants her brother to stop daydream-ing and focus on his future.

Pryor is determined to succeed…the only problem is: He totally sucks at stand-up. That is…until an accident changes everything, leading both Pryor and Ronan to discover comedy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

KNOCK ‘EM DEAD is a supernatural horror about comedy, brought to you by writer Eliot Rahal (MIDNIGHT VISTA, HOT LUNCH SPECIAL) and artist Mattia Monaco.

In Shops: Dec 02, 2020
SRP: $4.99

PIECEMEAL PRESTIGE FORMAT ONE SHOT
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Szymon Kudranski
Five high school kids, soon to say goodbye to each other and to the lives they have known, enter the Nightmare House, the source of local legend and superstition. What they discover within the crumbling old house fills them with terror – a human brain, floating in a jar of murky liquid. Soon, the teens find themselves stalked by a vicious killer, a murderer intent on building itself a new body. Piece by piece.
The first in a new series of prestige format one-shots from AfterShock by the top creative talent the industry has to offer, PIECEMEAL is conceived and written by Cullen Bunn (DARK ARK, KNIGHTS TEMPORAL, BROTHERS DRACUL, WITCH HAMMER) and drawn by Szymon Kudranski (BLACK-EYED KIDS, Spawn, Punisher).
In Shops: Dec 09, 2020
SRP: $6.99

AHOY COMICS

SECOND COMING ONLY BEGOTTEN SON #1 
(W) Mark Russell (A) Leonard Kirk (A/CA) Richard Pace
“The world’s most dangerous comic book and the most lovely” (Comics Beat) returns for a new six-issue series, by superstar writer Mark Russell and artists Richard Pace and Leonard Kirk. The infant Sunstar will grow up to fulfill his destiny as Earth’s most powerful superhero and roommate to Jesus Christ – but first, he and his parents must endure the mundane and the tedious on the last night of the doomed planet Zirconia. All AHOY comics feature extra prose stories and illustrations.
In Shops: Dec 16, 2020
SRP: $3.99

AWA (ARTISTS WRITERS & ARTISANS)

BYTE SIZED #1
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Nelson Blake Iii (CA) Rahzzah
When two young siblings excitedly unwrap their final Christmas presents, they discover toy robots unlike anything they have ever seen. And with good reason. What the kids and their parents don’t know is that their quaint suburban home just became the beachhead for these self-aware ‘bots that have begun to explore the outside world. And when one of the ‘bots breaks bad, it’s going to take a Christmas miracle to stop him.
In Shops: Dec 09, 2020
SRP: $3.99

 

COVID CHRONICLES SC
(W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Talajic Dalibor, Lee Loughridge (CA) Dalibor Talajic
An illustrated feature chronicling ten personal accounts of life and death from the frontlines of COVID-19. These true stories from journalist Ethan Sacks (Old Man Hawkeye) are brought to vivid life by Dalibor Talajic (Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, Hotell). Originally distributed online by NBC News, these tales of hope amidst devastation are now available in print for the first time, fully colored, with behind-the scenes features. From a man stuck in Wuhan during the initial days of the outbreak to an ICU nurse in the thick of one of the busiest hospitals in the country to an Italian opera singer who goes viral while trying to bring hope to his devastated neighborhood, this series takes you where news cameras couldn’t go.
In Shops: Dec 02, 2020
SRP: $9.99

E RATIC #1 
(W) Kaare Andrews (A/CA) Kaare Andrews
You’re fifteen years old. You’re suddenly granted incredible powers. Cool, right? There’s only one problem: you can only use your powers for ten minutes at a time. What do you do when you have to save the world but you only have ten minutes to do it? This is the problem faced by Oliver Leif, a teenager who has just moved to a new town, and a new school, and is having a hard enough time navigating classes and his crush before the inter-dimensional monsters started showing up.
In Shops: Dec 02, 2020
SRP: $3.99

BOOM! STUDIOS

EXPANSE #1 (OF 4)
(W) Corinna Bechko (A) Alejandro Aragon (CA) W. Scott Forbes
* A new limited series event set between Season 4 and Season 5 of Amazon’s hit series The Expanse from Corinna Bechko (Green Lantern: Earth One) and Alejandro Aragon (Resonant)
* Chrisjen Avasarala, the former longtime Secretary-General of the United Nations, has found herself relegated to Luna after losing the latest elections…and she doesn’t plan on going down without a fight.
* So when Bobbie Draper – a former Martian marine – brings her intel on an intergalactic black market weapons ring, Avasarala sees a chance to reclaim her former political position of power through a clandestine operation.
* But as Draper digs deeper into this secret cabal, she soon realizes the threat they pose is far larger – and closer to home – than either of them ever imagined…
In Shops: Dec 02, 2020
SRP: $4.99

FOREVER HOME ORIGINAL GN
(W) Jenna Ayoub (A/CA) Jenna Ayoub
* A new middle-grade graphic novel for fans of Sheets and Anya’s Ghost from acclaimed cartoonist Jenna Ayoub (Adventure Time) about a girl named Willow, who’s got two parents in the military and has lived a nomadic childhood that’s made it seem impossible to find a place she can call home – until now!
* And when the family arrives at their latest stop-the historic Hadleigh House-Willow encounters something that doesn’t help her chances of staying put…GHOSTS!
* Hadleigh House’s spectral occupants have been scaring off would-be residents for decades, and they intend to keep the house to themselves.
* But Willow’s not about to let some nagging spirits force her to move for the millionth time. It’s just a matter of convincing Willow’s parents that this old house is the one for them-ghosts and all…
In Shops: Feb 17, 2021
SRP: $12.99

JO & RUS ORIGINAL GN
(W) Audra Winslow (A/CA) Audra Winslow
* A new middle grade graphic novel perfect for fans of Lumberjanes and Stargazing from cartoonist Audra Winslow about two unlikely best friends who learn to roll with the punches when life doesn’t go their way.
* Jo and Rus don’t realize how much they have in common – she’s a middle schooler who’s constantly bullied and he’s a high schooler in a rock band.
* But when a mysterious one-eyed cat brings them together, they quickly learn they’re both outcasts trying to figure out what they really want from life in a world where the odds are stacked against them.
* Now they’ll discover who they are, who they want to be and what it takes for every one of us to find our own happiness!
In Shops: Feb 10, 2021
SRP: $12.99

DARK HORSE COMICS

CRITICAL ROLE VOX MACHINA ORIGINS III #1
(W) Matthew Mercer, Jody Houser (A) Olivia Samson
The good life never lasts.

After paying off their debt to Drez Vina, Vox Machina enjoy a week in Westruun’s lap of luxury. But that costs coin, which has a bad habit of running out. So to keep themselves in the black (and the taverns, and the brothels) they agree to join an underground fighting ring. But before they can bash their way to cash, their attention is snagged by the case of a missing child.

Prepare to jump back into the fray with series III of Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins, from the New York Times bestselling team of Jody Houser (Orphan Black, Stranger Things), Olivia Samson, MSASSYK (Isola, Gotham Academy), and Ariana Maher (James Bond, Xena)!
In Shops: Dec 09, 2020
SRP: $3.99

OVERWATCH TRACER LONDON CALLING #1
(W) Mariko Tamaki (A) Babs Tarr (CA) Bengal
Tracer’s time as an Overwatch agent is up. Five years after the ratification of the Petras Act, she now tends to small-scale crimes as a part-time hero. But when a punk-rock omnic named Iggy shows Tracer the dire living conditions that have been forced upon London’s omnics, Tracer becomes determined to help in any way possible-even if it puts her back in the crosshairs.

In Shops: Dec 02, 2020
SRP: $3.99

 

DYNAMITE COMICS

RED SONJA PRICE OF BLOOD #1
(W) Luke Lieberman (A) Walter Geovani (CA) Arthur Suydam
Writer Luke Lieberman (Red Sonja: Birth of the She-Devil) and fan-favorite artist Walter Geovani (Gail Simon’s run of Red Sonja) team-up to tell an early tale of the adventures of Red Sonja!

Under a series of incredible covers by Linser, Geovani, Golden, Suydam, and a cosplay cover — Red Sonja faces the gallows! For all the blood she spilled, there is a price. This is the tale of how she came to such a pass.
In Shops: Dec 09, 2020
SRP: $3.99

VAMPIRELLA DARK POWERS #1 
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Paul Davidson (CA) Jae Lee
THE COSMIC SAGA BEGINS HERE!

Welcome to THE PROJECT, an interdimensional collective of superheroes, tasked with recruiting members from across infinite worlds. And their newest recruit is…VAMPIRELLA!?

Superstar writer DAN ABNETT and artist PAUL DAVIDSON bring you the first chapter in an epic tale that will affect thousands of planets, billions of lives, and will answer the question: “What happens when you ask a vampire to save the universe?”
In Shops: Dec 09, 2020
SRP: $3.99

HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE

BLACK BEACON #1 (OF 6)
(W) Ryan Lindsay (A/CA) Sebastian Piriz
There’s an intergalactic space station out there bigger than our solar system that wants everyone to come along and meet up. The beacon made it sound like a utopia, but what Niko finds upon her arrival is a lawless expanse where everyone is out for themselves and she’s so late she doesn’t even have a seat at the table. A story of survival, truth, and experience lies in front of Niko if she can figure out who to trust and what to do before the secret of her journey catches up with her.
In Shops: Mar 24, 2021
SRP: $2.99

MAIDEN #1 (OF 8) (MR)
(W) Michelle Sears, Bart Sears (A/CA) Bart Sears
A young woman has forfeited her soul to a supernatural force of vengeance, never to be redeemed, devoted to annihilation as completely as her servant, the inscrutable and frightening Hag, is devoted to her. Haunting tales of unrelenting, unrepentant revenge. An epic mythos that spans time, worlds and genre, the horrifyingly tragic curse of the Maiden is written in the blood of many. Maiden is the boogeyman of a new generation.
In Shops: Feb 24, 2021
SRP: $2.99

TAARNA (2020) #1 (OF 6)
(W) Stephanie Phillips (A) Patrick Zircher (CA) Christian Ward
From the death of the last Taarakian and a collapsed universe, Taarna was born. Heavy Metal’s flagship character from the animated film returns in a new series of cosmic mystery and battles throughout the multiverse in her war against Kako, the embodiment of chaos. This is the story of a millenia-old battle between godlike beings, with all sentient life caught in their path. A new life for Taarna begins from writer Stephanie Phillips (Artemis and the Assassin), artist Patrick Zircher (Savage Avengers), with covers by Christian Ward (Invisible Kingdom).
In Shops: Dec 16, 2020
SRP: $3.99

IDW PUBLISHING

TRANSFORMERS ESCAPE #1 (OF 5) 
(W) Brian Ruckley (A/CA) Bethany McGuire-Smith
World War spills into this all-new limited series! As Cybertron descends into a state of war, countless civilians-unaligned with the Autobots, Decepticons, or any faction-are caught in the crossfire. Fortunately, a solution may be coming… Wheeljack, Hound, and some of Cybertron’s greatest (and most infamous) scientists seek to reactivate the Ark program and evacuate the planet with huge spaceships. On the verge of war, will their efforts be enough to escape?
In Shops: Dec 16, 2020
SRP: $3.99

SOURCE POINT PRESS

SHAM COMICS 80 PG GIANT
(W) Tim Fuller (A) Various
It’s eighty pages of all new Golden Age “Classics” done up Sham-style. Featuring Bozo the Robot, Lingerie Lass, Ray Gunn Jr. of the Space Force, Johnny Sassback, the Secret Origin of Captain Attaway, and much, much more.
In Shops: Dec 30, 2020
SRP: $10.00

 

 

 

TITAN COMICS

BLADE RUNNER 2029 #1 
(W) Michael Green, Mike Johnson (A) Andres Guinaldo, Peach Momoko
The first comic to tell original, in canon stories set in the Blade Runner universe returns!
It is 2029 and Blade Runner Ash continues to hunt the streets of the rain soaked
dystopian world of Los Angeles for renegade Replicants, but this time she’s trying to protect as many as she can find.
Written by Academy award nominated screenwriter MICHAEL GREEN (Blade Runner 2049) and co writer MIKE JOHNSON (Supergirl)!
In Shops: Dec 16, 2020
SRP: $3.99

VAULT COMICS

PICTURE OF EVERYTHING ELSE #1
(W) Dan Watters (A/CA) Kishore Mohan
As the 20th century dawns, art promises to change the world…and steep it in blood. A rash of impossible killings sweep through Paris, tearing the rich and beautiful apart in their beds. When two art thieves stumble upon the portraits of the victims damaged in the exact same manner they died, it appears the man who once painted the immortal portrait of Dorian Gray has returned-with darker plans for future works. From the minds of Dan Watters (Coffin Bound, Lucifer, Deep Roots) and Kishore Mohan comes a haunting balance of depravity and beauty.
In Shops: Dec 16, 2020
SRP: $3.99

 

YOUTH COMICS

GRAPHIX PRESS

CAT KID COMIC CLUB HC GN VOL 01
(W) Dav Pilkey (A/CA) Dav Pilkey
A brand-new graphic novel series by Dav Pilkey, the internationally bestselling author and illustrator of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants series. Welcome to the Cat Kid Comic Club, where Li’l Petey (LP), Flippy, and Molly introduce twenty-one rambunctious, funny, and talented baby frogs to the art of comic making. As the story unwinds with mishaps and hilarity, readers get to see the progress, mistakes, and improvements that come with practice and persistence. Squid Kid and Katydid, Baby Frog Squad, Gorilla Cheese Sandwich, and Birds Flowers Tree: A Haiku Photo Comic are just some of the mini-comics that are included as stories-within-the-story, each done in a different style, utilizing humor and drama, prose and poetry, illustrated in different media including acrylics, pastels, colored pencils, felt-tip markers, clay, hand-made cardboard sculptures, photographs, pipe cleaners, construction paper collages, and cookies.
In Shops: Dec 02, 2020
SRP: $12.99

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