Here are the latest titles added to our comic pullsheet.
BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #1
(W) James TynionIV, Scott Snyder (A/CA) Tony S. Daniel
It’s here at last-the sequel to the blockbuster weekly series BATMAN ETERNAL!
Five years ago, Batman and Robin worked the most disturbing case of their crimefighting careers-bringing down the organization of the ultimate human trafficker, the mysterious woman known only as Mother. At the time, Dick Grayson never quite understood the scope of that case, but now its darkest secrets are coming back to haunt him and everyone else who ever worked with Batman! With Bruce Wayne now lost to them, Dick and all his allies are out in the cold! Who can they trust? Is someone among them not who they say they are? And who is the deadly, silent young woman in black who’s come to Gotham City looking for Batman?
Prepare yourself for six months of international intrigue, twists and turns, and new additions to the world of Batman and Robin, from showrunners James Tynion IV and Scott Snyder, and writers Tim Seeley, Steve Orlando, Genevieve Valentine, Ed Brisson, and Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelley!
JUSTICE LEAGUE GODS AND MEN BATMAN #1
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Fernando Pasarin (CA) Francis Manapul
As the Darkseid War rages on, Batman’s role in Gotham City–and the world-alters drastically as he’s forced to accept his new role as a God of Knowledge.
JUSTICE LEAGUE GODS AND MEN FLASH #1
(W) Rob Williams (A) Jesus Merino (CA) Francis Manapul
The Flash is forced to take on the role of the Black Racer, harbinger of death! But can anyone escape this unlikely grim reaper?
JUSTICE LEAGUE GODS AND MEN GREEN LANTERN #1
(W) Jeff King (A) Evan Shaner (CA) Francis Manapul
With the Green Lantern Corps threatened by a strange extinction-level event on Oa, only Hal Jordan and John Stewart remain to save the Corps–and themselves-from joining Darkseid’s army forever!
JUSTICE LEAGUE GODS AND MEN LEX LUTHOR #1
(W) Francis Manapul (A) Bong Dazo (CA) Francis Manapul
Lex Luthor has gained the power of a God, but his one failure continues to deny him the peace he craves-and only a crazed Superman can help him get it!
JUSTICE LEAGUE GODS AND MEN SHAZAM #1
(W) Steve Orlando (A) Scott Kolins (CA) Francis Manapul
A boy becomes an army of Gods! No longer does Billy Batson have access to the powers of the Old Gods. Now, he commands the combined might of Highfather, Mantis and other New Gods. But these Gods are not passive. And they will sooner destroy Billy than give up control of their power.
JUSTICE LEAGUE GODS AND MEN SUPERMAN #1
(W) Francis Manapul (A) Bong Dazo (CA) Francis Manapul
Evolving into a God of Strength, Superman has become an angry, violent brute. But what unlikely hero can save him?
SUPERMAN LOIS AND CLARK #1
(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Lee Weeks, Lee Weeks
Following the epic events of CONVERGENCE, here are the adventures of the last sons and daughter of the Krypton and Earth as they try to survive in a world not their own. But can they keep this world from suffering the same fate as their own? Can this Superman stop the villains he once fought before they are created on this world? What is Intergang, and why does Lois’s discovery of it place everyone she loves in jeopardy? What will happen when their nine-year-old son learns the true identity of his parents? Make way for the original power couple, for better, for worse, in sickness and in health, until death do them part!
(W) Jeff King (A) Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz
The villain of the world-shattering CONVERGENCE event stars in his own new series! Set loose from his planetary tether at the end of the best-selling CONVERGENCE, Telos finds himself free and able to traverse space and time via a sliver of Brainiac’s powers. As this epic begins, he embarks on an odyssey, journeying across time and space in search of his past.
TITANS HUNT #1 (OF 12)
(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) Paulo Siqueira
CONVERGENCE is over, but the ripples are still being felt, especially by a young precog named Lilith. What are these visions she’s having of a Teen Titans team the world never knew? And why does she feel compelled to seek out Dick Grayson, Roy Harper, Donna Troy and an Atlantean named Garth and warn them that something dark and sinister is coming after them? Who are Mal, Gnarrk, Hank Hall and Dawn Granger, and what is their connection to the others-and to the fate of every soul on Earth? This is the Secret History of the TEEN TITANS!
DC Comics – Vertigo
ART OPS #1 (MR)
(W) Shaun Simon (A/CA) Michael Allred
In this new series by Shaun Simon, co-writer (with Gerard Way) of The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, and legendary artist Michael Allred (iZOMBIE), art not only imitates life, it becomes it! When rogue figures from famous works of art come to life and escape their frames, it’s up to Reggie Riot and the agents of Art Operatives to track them down before they wreak havoc on the unsuspecting public. But Reggie has secrets of his own that may affect his ability to interact with these living works of art—and he wants no part in the agency his mother ran before him. Pop culture will never be the same.
CLEAN ROOM #1 (MR)
(W) Gail Simone (A) Jon Davis-Hunt, Jenny Frison
It’s the start of the first Vertigo series from fan-favorite writer Gail Simone, with 2000AD artist Jon Davis-Hunt! Astrid Mueller is the enigmatic and compelling guru of a giant self-help organization-a devastatingly powerful figure in the industry between psychology and religion. Journalist Chloe Pierce’s fiancé decided to pick up Astrid’s book, and within three months he was dead. Something in Astrid Mueller’s book made Philip blow his brains out all over Chloe’s new kitchen.
Now Chloe is on a mission to find out who Astrid Mueller really is. What is this Clean Room she’s been hearing about where your deepest fear and worst moments are revealed? Chloe intends to immerse herself in the Clean Room and wreak havoc on Astrid’s empire.
SURVIVORS CLUB #1 (MR)
(W) Lauren Beukes, David Halvorson (A) Ryan Kelly (CA) Bill Sienkiewicz
One was possessed by a poltergeist. Another was trapped in a haunted house. A third had a killer doll. Ever wonder what happened to these children of the 1980s? Find out in SURVIVORS CLUB, a new series cowritten by renowned horror novelist Lauren Beukes and videogame journalist Dave Halverson, with art by Ryan Kelly (NORTHLANDERS).
Having found each other over the internet, six grown-up survivors are drawn together by the horrors they experienced in 1987 when a rash of occult events occurred around the world-with fatal results. Now, there are indications that it may be happening all over again. Is it possible that these six aren’t just survivors-but were chosen for their fates?
TWILIGHT CHILDREN #1 (OF 4) (MR)
(W) Gilbert Hernandez (A/CA) Darwyn Cooke
For the first time ever, legendary comics creators Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets) and Darwyn Cooke (DC: THE NEW FRONTIER) have joined forces for a surreal project unlike anything you’ve ever read before!
When a white orb washes up on the shore of a remote Latin American village, a group of children naturally poke at the strange object to see what it is. The orb explodes, leaving the children completely blind. And when a beautiful young woman who may be an alien is found wandering the seafront, she’s taken in by the townspeople, but soon becomes a person of interest to a quirky pair of undercover CIA agents, and the target of affection for a young scientist. Can they come together to prevent an all-out alien invasion and save the souls in this sleepy, seaside town?
SECRET WARS TITLES
ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT POINT ONE #1
(W/A) Various (CA) Mike Del Mundo
In the aftermath of SECRET WARS, it’s an All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe, and this is your one-stop entry point to the changes and mysteries that have developed during the eight months that have passed! Featuring new stories of DAREDEVIL, CARNAGE, CLASSFIED, CLASSIFIED, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS!
ANGELA QUEEN OF HEL #1
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Aaron Kim Jacinto, Stephanie Hans
HEL HATH A NEW FURY.
Stolen from ASGARD, exiled from HEVEN, and robbed of SERA, her greatest companion – ANGELA plunges into the depths of blackest HEL to save her friend…and once there, the lost princess of Asgard will carve out a realm of her very own. All hail ANGELA, THE NEW QUEEN OF HEL!
ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #1
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Mark Brooks
Scott Lang was a down-on-his-luck, divorced ex-con — until he stole renowned scientist and super hero Hank Pym’s size-altering technology in the hopes of saving his daughter’s life. Through that act of doing wrong for the right reasons, Scott inadvertently learned how to be a hero himself. With Pym’s blessing and his daughter Cassie at his side, he became… The Astonishing Ant-Man! But when a curveball upends Scott’s life, will he continue to be a hero, or will he return to his former life of crime?
(W/A) Various (CA) Kenneth Rocafort
The kickoff to the All-New AVENGERS line begins here, with new stories of the ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS, SQUADRON SUPREME, A-FORCE, NEW AVENGERS, ULTIMATES and UNCANNY AVENGERS! Someone is carefully studying the movements of the Avengers and those in their orbit-but do they mean to harm, or help? Find out the first clues in this special launch issue!
NEW AVENGERS #1
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Gerardo Sandoval
EVERYTHING IS NEW. In the wake of SECRET WARS, the old order changeth – and Bobby DaCosta, Sunspot, is just the man to changeth it. Welcome to AVENGERS IDEA MECHANICS – a super-scientific global rescue squad of tomorrow’s heroes… today! America doesn’t want them! S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn’t know what to do with them! But Earth might not survive without… the NEW AVENGERS!
UNCANNY AVENGERS #1
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Ryan Stegman
New team, same mission. Steve Rogers has formed a new Avengers unity squad compromised of humans, mutants and…Inhumans? A new threat to the Avengers is revealed. Wait, is that Deadpool on the cover? Is he seriously an Avenger now?
(W) Tim Seeley (A) Logan Faerber (CA) TBD
CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #1
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Daniel Acuña
When Steve Rogers was restored to his natural age, he chose one of his closest and most trusted allies to take up his shield. Now Sam Wilson, formerly the Avenger known as Falcon, carries on the fight for liberty and justice as the all-new, all-different Captain America!
CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #1
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Paco Medina
Welcome to the BATTLEREALM–a broken section of space-time where cosmic beings gamble for the ultimate power while their unwilling pawns fight for their lives and a chance to return back to Earth. Who will survive… THE CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS?
DOCTOR STRANGE #1
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Chris Bachalo
Who do you call when things are coming out of your dreams and trying to kill you? Or when your daughter is cursing in Latin and walking like a spider? Or when your dog keeps screaming at you to strangle your neighbors? Doctor Strange, of course. He’s the only person standing between us and the forces of darkness, but has he been paying his tab? Every act of magic has a cost and Jason Aaron (THOR, ORIGINAL SIN) and Chris Bachalo (UNCANNY X-MEN) are going to put Stephen Strange through hell to even the scales.
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #1
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Valerio Schiti (CA) Arthur Adams
THE RACCOON’S IN CHARGE!
Peter Quill has abandoned the Guardians and his role as Star-Lord to be Emperor of the Spartax. Rocket didn’t wait a single minute to take the reins and become team leader of Drax, Venom, Groot, Kitty Pryde (A.K.A. Star-Lady ?!?!) and new Guardian BEN GRIMM, the everloving THING!
HOWLING COMMANDOS OF SHIELD #1
(W) Frank Barbiere (A/CA) Brent Schoonover
Hidden deep beneath AREA 13 lies the clandestine headquarters of S.T.A.K.E.–a top secret division of S.H.I.E.L.D. housing aliens, mythical beasts, and all manner of extra-normal entities. Under the command of legendary soldier DUM DUM DUGAN, these monsters step out of the shadows and defend the world against supernatural threats too dangerous for normal men as THE ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT HOWLING COMMANDOS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.!
UNCANNY INHUMANS #1
(W) Charles Soule (A) Steve McNiven, Brandon Peterson (CA) Steve McNiven
Meet the Uncanny Inhumans. MEDUSA! BLACK BOLT! TRITON! READER! HUMAN TORCH?! BEAST?! It’s eight months later and everything is different for the Inhumans. Medusa and Johnny Storm are an item. Black Bolt is running covert missions of his own. And something so big happened between the Inhumans and the X-Men that Beast is now on the side of the Inhumans. And if that’s not enough, the most dangerous villain throughout Marvel’s history is against them-KANG THE CONQUEROR. Don’t miss what the epic team behind DEATH OF WOLVERINE (Charles Soule and Steve McNiven) have in store for you. All this plus a bonus story by Charles and Brandon Peterson (UNCANNY X-MEN).
(W) Warren Ellis (A) Gerardo Zaffino (CA) David Aja
THE FLAW IN ALL THINGS
“My curse is that I see the flaw in all things. Systems. Philosophies. Structures. People. Everything. Never forget who I am. I am Karnak of the Inhumans.” You may not know who Karnak is now, but you will when Warren Ellis (MOON KNIGHT, Planetary) and Gerardo Zaffino are done with you. Phil Coulson goes to Karnak to help with a SHIELD case with Inhuman implications and what he’s going to find will terrify you.
SECRET WARS AGENTS OF ATLAS #1
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Steve Pugh (CA) Leonard Kirk
SON OF ANARCHY!
• An oppressive domain run by BARON ZEMO!
• The peoples’ only hope? An underground group of rebels… GORILLA-MAN! M-11! NAMORA! VENUS! MARVEL BOY!
• But their leader JIMMY WOO…captured!
Can AGENT COULSON help save the resistance or will he lead them to their doom?
(W) Jason Latour (A/CA) Robbi Rodriguez
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT!
Gwen Stacy is back in the webs and has an all-new, all-different mystery to solve: the reappearance of The Lizard! Spider-Woman was convinced that the Lizard died in her arms along with Peter Parker. But when a similar monster goes on a reptilian rampage, she’s left with doubts not only about Peter’s life, but his death as well. And witness the debut of the Osborns of Earth-65! Fan-favorite creators Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez & Rico Renzi are back for more with a story that every Spider-Fan will be talking about!
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1
(W) Peter David (A) Will Sliney (CA) Francesco Mattina
2099 IN YOUR CALENDARS, #1 IN YOUR HEARTS.
With a job at PARKER INDUSTRIES, a stable relationship, and uncertain of what impact his actions will have on the future, Miguel O’Hara has decided that it’s time to hang up the webs and retire from being Spider-Man. But when a dangerous new threat appears and puts his new life in jeopardy, he’s got no choice but to don some new threads and tackle the problem the only way he knows how: head on! By the webslinging wonders Peter David and Will Sliney (you know ’em, you love ’em.) this is one EXPLOSIVE Spider-Title you won’t want to miss.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1
(W) Dan Slott (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli (CA) Alex Ross
Spider-Man has gone global! Parker Industries is more successful than ever, with offices in New York, Shanghai, London and San Francisco and Peter Parker is racking up the frequent flyer miles with his “bodyguard” Spider-Man in tow, of course. But success breeds enemies and a reinvigorated Zodiac have also widened their scope to threaten the whole world. Join Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli as they take Spider-Man to the next level! This huge first issue also includes stories featuring Silk, Spidey 2099, Spider-Woman and much more!
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #1
(W) Ryan North (A/CA) Erica Henderson
Galactus. Thanos. M.O.D.O.K. With her unique combination of wit, empathy, and totally kick-butt squirrel powers, Doreen Green — aka The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl — has taken ALL these chumps down! Alongside her friends Tippy-Toe (a squirrel) and Nancy (a regular human with no powers whatsoever — they checked), Squirrel Girl is all that stands between the Earth and total destruction! Sometimes. Other times there’s no threats and she’s just a regular computer science student. That’s an adventure too though!
STAR WARS: CHEWBACCA #1 (OF 5)
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Phil Noto
Known as the skilled co-pilot of the infamous Millennium Falcon, the legendary Wookiee warrior CHEWBACCA will star in his very own limited comic series! After the battle of Yavin, Chewbacca is on his own when he crash lands his ship on an Imperial occupied planet. Now stranded, Chewie finds himself caught in the middle of trying to return to the rebellion and helping a young and feisty girl in need. Writer Gerry Duggan (DEADPOOL, 1872, HULK) and artist Phil Noto (BLACK WIDOW, X-23, UNCANNY X-FORCE) bring us a never-before-seen tale of the heroic Wookiee we all know and love.
WHAT IF INFINITY AVENGERS #1
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Mike Norton (CA) Matt Ferguson
What if the AVENGERS lost the war?
• Years after the fall of Earth, CANNONBALL leads a small team of surviving mutants in the deepest parts of space looking for shelter. Eventually they meet up with a few surviving Avengers who had go to great and scary lengths to survive…
ONE SHOT/Rated T+
WHAT IF INFINITY DARK REIGN #1
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Goran Sudzuka (CA) James Flames
What if NORMAN OSBORN had the INFINITY GAUNTLET?!
• DARK REIGN returns as the GREEN GOBLIN gets his hands on the most dangerous item in the Marvel Universe! No one is safe!
ONE SHOT/Rated T+
WHAT IF INFINITY GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #1
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Jason Copland (CA) Dave Rapoza
What if the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY found out the ILLUMINATI were hiding Thanos?
• Thanos is the most wanted man in the universe and for years he was secretly being held by the Illuminati. The Guardians of the Galaxy just found out and they are ****** off.
ONE SHOT/Rated T+
WHAT IF INFINITY INHUMANS #1
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Riley Rossmo (CA) Christian Ward
What if the INHUMANS took over Earth?
• BLACK BOLT is the new supreme ruler of Earth, but what happened to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes?
ONE SHOT/Rated T+
WHAT IF INFINITY THANOS #1
(W) Joshua Williams (A) Mike Henderson (CA) Tom Whalen
What if Thanos joined the Avengers?
• Thanos made a deal with the Avengers to use his army to protect Earth from the invading forces, but it came with a cost…
ONE SHOT/Rated T+
EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #1
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
The fate of mutantkind is decided here! Staring down the threat of extinction once more, veteran X-Man Storm pulls together the team she’ll need to ensure her race’s survival. Together, these EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN will struggle with the familiar burden of being hated and feared, while facing threats the likes of which they’ve never seen. Here’s hoping they survive the experience!
ASSASSINS CREED #1
(W) Anthony Del, Conor McCreery (A/CA) Neil Edwards
Charlotte de la Cruz is overeducated and underemployed, wasting her time in a dead-end job in San Diego, and spending her free time chasing down conspiracy theories on the dark side of the internet. When a real-life conspiracy crashes into her life, she’s pulled into the orbit of the Assassins, a mysterious organisation of principled killers with roots stretching back thousands of years – and users of the stolen Animus technology, which allows them to experience the memories of their ancestors as if they were there! Charlotte has a secret in her blood… the genetic memory of an ancestor who was in Salem at the time of the infamous witch trails: Tom Stoddard, an Assassin who witnessed a dark act with repercussions for the present day! As Charlotte is trained in the Assassins’ art, and as she begins to investigate the life of her ancestor… the forces of the Templar Order move against her. Will Charlotte learn the skills she needs to survive, and the truth she needs to prove her worth – before the Templars silence her forever?!
BAD MOON RISING #1 (OF 6)
451 MEDIA GROUP
(W) Scott Rosenberg, Brandon M. Easton (A/CA) Ty Dazo
It’s hell on wheels when Sherriff George Waggner is killed. His son Teddy returns home to discover that the small town has become victim to a rash of brutal murders. The investigation points to the nomadic motorcycle gang, the Lunar Cycles, that has set-up camp just outside of town. The arrival of werewolf hunter Noah Packard confirms that the bikers are more than they claim to be. Get ready for one wild and hairy thrill ride when the moon and the gas tanks are full and the townies and werewolves go to war to kick some serious werewolf butt in this wild and wooly smash up of The Wolfman and Sons of Anarchy.
BLACK MAGICK #1
(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Nicola Scott
The hammer falls this Halloween! From New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning writer GREG RUCKA (LAZARUS, Stumptown, Gotham Central) and superstar artist NICOLA SCOTT (Birds of Prey, Secret Six, Earth 2)! Detective Rowan Black works robbery/homicide for the Portsmouth PD, but her greatest mystery is the truth about herself…both who she has been, and who she will become. Yet there are others in Rowan’s world with very long memories, and the power that one person holds, another will always covet. PLUS, each issue also features an all-new work of original fiction by GREG RUCKA! A new gothic-noir ongoing series about legacy, destiny, redemption…and the price of magic.
BLOOD FEUD #1 (OF 5)
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Drew Moss
I’ve got a story to tell-a story about how me and a couple of poker buddies squared off against the very legions of Hell … and maybe even saved the world. Like all good yarns, this one has its share of action, adventure, mystery, and romance. As for how it ends, though, you’ll have to judge for yourself. Me, I’ve always been partial to happy endings-the singing cowboy riding off into the sunset-but I reckon that just ain’t the way of the world. This story’s got vampires, too, loads of them, but not in the beginning. It began, for us at least, with spiders.
BLOODTHIRSTY #1 (OF 5) (MR)
(W) Mark Landry (A) Ashley Witter (CA) Nick Runge
Haunted by the catastrophe that tore his city apart ten years ago, Coast Guard veteran Virgil Lafleur struggles daily with the hardships of a post-Katrina New Orleans. But when his younger brother’s murder leads him into a vortex of intrigue, corruption, and violence, Virgil becomes obsessed with bringing the killers to justice and exposing the horrific secret hiding beneath the Mississippi. From screenwriter Mark Landry and artist extraordinaire Ashley Marie Witter comes this visceral revenge thriller that merges the real-world hopes and horrors of a post-disaster community with an engaging thread of political corruption, class divide, and blood-curdling terror!
BOOK OF DEATH FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1 (ONE SHOT)
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Robert Venditti (A) Clayton Henry (CA) Cary Nord
The Book of the Geomancer foretells of a deadly future for the Valiant Universe… but what if the future holds hope for one powerful hero?
After hundreds of years in exile on an alien planet, Aric of Dacia has returned to an unfamiliar Earth, only to find a planet that doesn’t remember… or want him. Will Aric of Dacia fi nally find happiness in the aftermath of the apocalypse?
Plus: the ultimate fate of the X-O Manowar armor revealed in this can’t-miss chapter of the summer’s biggest event from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Harvey Award nominee Clayton Henry (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG)!
CAMP MIDNIGHT GN
(W) Steven T. Seagle (A/CA) Jason Adam Katzenstein
Ben 10 and Big Hero 6 creator STEVEN T. SEAGLE returns to comics with New Yorker Magazine cartoonist JASON ADAM KATZENSTEIN for a new graphic novel. Reluctant Skye is accidentally sent to the wrong summer camp. Not wanting to please her “step monster,” Skye is dead-set on not fitting in. That won’t be a problem, as everyone at Camp Midnight-with the exception of fellow camper and fast-friend Mia-is a full-fledged monster! The perfect book for readers who love Raina Telgemeier’s Smile but wish it had more bowls of gooey eyeballs in the lunch scenes and was just in time for Halloween.
CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2015 #0 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS BUY-SELL
(W) John Arcudi & Various (A) Jeffrey Brown & Various (CA) Tom Fowler
Pointed Satire! Off-color Parody! Bawdy Laffs! Relive the days when adult humor magazines ruled the newsstand, with the 2015 CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL! An anthology of some of the funniest folks in comics, tipping sacred cows, writing stupid gags, and drawing the ridiculous. With an all-star line-up of talent, this 48 page monster benefits the Free Speech work of the COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND!
CODENAME BABOUSHKA: CONCLAVE OF DEATH #1
(W) Antony Johnston (A/CA) Shari Chankhamma
What if the sexy Russian Bond girl…was actually the hero?
CODENAME BABOUSHKA is an action-packed modern pulp spy thriller full
of high-stakes thrills in exotic locations, with a kick-ass female
hero in the style of James Bond and Modesty Blaise!
Written by ANTONY JOHNSTON (THE FUSE, The Coldest City, Daredevil) and
illustrated by SHARI CHANKHAMMA (SHELTERED, The Sisters’ Luck).
The enigmatic Contessa is a wealthy socialite, the last heiress to a
noble Russian line-and secretly a deadly assassin! Blackmailed by
the US government to carry out dirty jobs even the CIA can’t sanction,
she’s got nothing to lose…and everything to fight for!
(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Eryk Donovan
What’s to Love: The creative team behind the award-nominated Memetic are back with another apocalyptic tale! We obviously love working with James Tynion IV (see The Woods, UFOlogy, and the aforementioned Memetic), and we know partnering him once again with artist Eryk Donovan will lead to another great-looking story. In Cognetic, Tynion and Donovan offer a look at the fundamentally human desire for control-that deep-seated belief we all feel in our darkest moments that if we had total, absolute power, we would be able to create a perfect world.
What It Is: Every human believes that they are self-reliant, self-determined individuals, each set on their own course. They’ve built civilizations, they’ve built culture, they’ve built lives… But what if that isn’t the right track? What if there is a singular mind ready to take back control and finally right the destiny of mankind and build a better tomorrow? Cognetic is the story of a powerful psychic being that once controlled one-third of the world’s population as a part of its hivemind, and his return to humanity in modern-day New York City. It’s a psychic action thriller, precariously positioned on the edge of outright apocalypse. It’s also the story of a young woman, the assistant to the director of the FBI, who might be the only one who can save humanity, but at a terrible, terrible cost. Each issue in this miniseries is oversized with 48 pages!
CYRUS PERKINS AND THE HAUNTED TAXI CAB #1
ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
(W) Dave Dwonch (A/CA) Anna Lencioni
After a young boy dies in his taxi cab, Cyrus Perkins must solve the boy’s murder… or be haunted by the spirit trapped in his car! Double Jumpers creator and co-writer of the hit all-ages series Vamplets teams with rising star Anna Lencioni to deliver a supernatural crime noir with a hero like no other: Cyrus Perkins!
DEAD VENGEANCE #1 (OF 4)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Bill Morrison (A) Bill Morrison, Keith Champagne (CA) Bill Morrison
It’s 1940, and a phony body on exhibit in a carnival sideshow suddenly springs to life and shambles away. Not so phony after all, he is John Doe, radio commentator and archenemy of Detroit’s notorious Purple Gang! But why did he disappear in 1930, and why did the mayor, the mob, and the cops all want him dead?.
DEAN KOONTZ FRANKENSTEIN STORM SURGE #1 (OF 6)
(W) Dean Koontz, Chuck Dixon (A/CA) Andres Ponce
An all-new original story! From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the story, you know only half the truth. Welcome to the mystery, the myth, the terror, and magic of Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein. While healing from a beating she suffered at the hands of Victor Helios – once Dr. Frankenstein – and her own maker, Erika Five decides to leave the comfort of her glassed-in porch and bottle of cognac to go exploring into Victor’s secret home lab, which she believes is an antechamber to something more sinister. With the help of the bodiless head Karloff and his disembodied hand, Erika finds a secret lab and within sees experiments revealing Victor’s attempts to do more than create a race of super-immortals… and a mirror-like portal to another universe, one of infinite realities Victor is trying to bridge for his own horrible reasons!
EMPIRE OF BLOOD #1 (OF 4) (MR)
GRAPHIC INDIA PTE. LTD
(W) Arjun Gaind (A/CA) Enrique Alacatena
Imagine a world where the sun never set on the British Empire, where the Union Jack still flies proudly across Europe and Asia, ruled over by the mysterious Blood Queen. Powered by an alchemical elixir called Aqua Vitae that makes them impervious to illness and injury, the English live in luxury in domed cities, while the rest are sequestered in vast slums, forced to pay weekly blood tithes. This is the strange, horrifying story of a world gone wrong, a world where resistance is doomed to fail, but where it might just be more important than ever.
EVE VALKYRIE #1 (OF 4)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Brian Wood (A) Eduardo Francisco (CA) Borkur Eiriksson
Superstar writer Brian Wood tells the origin of Rán, founder of the Valkyrie-the deadliest space-fighter pilots in the EVE universe!
This series leads into EVE: Valkyrie, one of the most hotly anticipated video games of all time, a groundbreaking virtual reality space-dogfighting shooter from the creators of EVE Online.
EXMORTIS #1 (OF 6)
451 MEDIA GROUP
(W) Andi Ewington, Williams (A/CA) Raymund Bermudez
When the Nazis unearth the long lost diary of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein they carry on his work reanimating the corpses of fallen soldiers and building an army of undead infantry to fend off the Allied liberation of Europe. To fight fire with fire, the Allies recruit a guerilla force of supernatural proportions, corralling a team of experts that included Jack Glendon aka Wolfman, Junior aka Frankenstein, Vlad aka Dracula, Erik Leroux aka the Phantom, and Hans Volger aka the Gillman. The Deadly ½ Dozen become our nation’s only hope and salvation against the Third Reich in an epic battle of gore and glory to stop the Red Menace and save the world from the most terrifying monster of them all – Man.
HUNTER S THOMPSON FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS HC
IDW – TOP SHELF
(W/A/CA) Troy Little
In proud partnership with the Hunter S. Thompson Estate, Top Shelf Productions is pleased to announce Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, a delightfully bonkers graphic novel by Eisner-nominated artist Troy Little adapting Thompson’s seminal book of the same name. Join Thompson’s alter ego Raoul Duke on the mother of all Vegas benders, as he and his attorney Dr. Gonzo cover a motorcycle race, crash a drug-enforcement convention, and rack up obscenely large room-service bills, all while dosed to the gills on a truly spectacular assortment of mind-altering substances.
• “Troy Little masterfully captures the madness and essential humor that makes this book an enduring classic.” -Darick Robertson
• “I am super into everything about this.” -Kelly Sue DeConnick
• “Pre-ether binge reading material. Glorious madness, as mercilessly demented as its original counterpart. The Good Doctor would look on this and raise his highball glass in hearty approval.” -John Layman
FISTFUL OF BLOOD #1 (OF 4)
(W) Kevin Eastman (A) Simon Bisley (CA) Kevin Eastman, Simon Bisley
“She drifted into town with a few days to kill…” Re-releasing the crazed adventure from Kevin Eastman and Simon Bisley! Every issue of this special edition will feature artwork re-mastered by Kevin Eastman, all-new colors, and a plethora of sketches, process work and other bonus material, too!
GOON IN THEATRE BIZARRE #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Eric Powell (A) Eric Powell, John Dunivant (CA) Eric Powell
In this special Halloween one-shot, Goon finds himself trapped in the Theatre Bizarre at the mercy of Zombo the Clown and burlesque queen Roxi Dlite! Theatre Bizarre is a real-life Halloween event held annually in Detroit, the brainchild of artist John Dunivant!
“Smartly written and terrifically drawn.”-Fangoria
“With its beautiful art and stories that blend genuine tragedy, disturbing horror and the physical comedy that comes from having a main character who makes a habit of punching out street-walking mules, Eric Powell’s The Goon is hands down one of my favorite comics on the stands.”-ComicsAlliance
GRUMPY CAT #1 (OF 3)
(W) Ben McCool & Various (A) Steve Uy, Ken Haeser (CA) Steve Uy
Dynamite proudly presents The Misadventures of Grumpy Cat #1, featuring “The World’s Grumpiest Cat” and her brother, Pokey! With her ever-present pout and sassy disposition, Grumpy Cat has won the hearts of people everywhere. Grumpy Cat is the perfect combination of unbearable cuteness, instant fan appeal, and established multimedia presence. If you love the memes, the videos, and that irresistible scowl, then get ready for the wildly fun antics of Grumpy Cat and Pokey in Dynamite’s all-new, all-sensational Grumpy Cat comics! Grumpy Cat’s global following includes 7.6 million Facebook fans and over 31 million YouTube views. Since her photos first went viral in 2012, Grumpy Cat has gone from Internet star to real-life celebrity. She has two New York Time Best Selling Books, her own Lifetime movie Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever (voiced by actress Aubrey Plaza), has made numerous appearances including the MTV Movie Awards, American Idol, The Bachelorette, The Today Show, SXSW, Good Morning America, and even hosted WWE Monday Night Raw. Grumpy Cat is Friskies official “Spokescat”, has filmed videos with Disney and Sesame Street, and appears in commercials for McDonald’s and Honey Nut Cheerios.
HANGMAN #1 (MR)
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Frank Tieri (A/CA) Felix Ruix
New ongoing series from Dark Circle! They say the Hangman is nothing more than an urban legend. A spook story told to scare criminals straight. But those who encounter him – like hitman “Mad Dog” Mike Minetta – know different. They know that when he comes for you, you’re dead already. Join fan-favorite writer Frank Tieri (Wolverine) and artist extraordinaire Felix Ruiz (Wolverine Max) for an ongoing tale of horror, the supernatural, and violence – and learn why some men may never be redeemed.
HERO CATS MIDNIGHT OVER STELLAR CITY #1 (OF 3)
ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
(W) Kyle Puttkammer (A/CA) Alex Ogle
Midnight is on the hunt, tracking down the mysterious Crow King. Can the claws of justice outwit this fowl villain and uncover his grand scheme?
HEROES: VENGEANCE #1 (OF 5) (MR) (TV)
(W) Seamus Fahey, Zach Craley (A) Rubine Cubiles (CA) Paul Pope
Fresh from the brand new Heroes Reborn television series, the Heroes comic will delve into the secrets of the characters. Each five-part story arc will spotlight a different character, exploring secrets behind what makes them tick.
I HATE FAIRYLAND #1 (MR)
(W/A/CA) Skottie Young
Superstar SKOTTIE YOUNG (Rocket Raccoon, Wizard of Oz) makes his Image debut with an ALL-NEW SERIES! The Adventure Time/Alice in Wonderland-style epic that smashes it’s cute little face against Tank Girl/Deadpool-esque violent madness has arrived. In an adventure that ain’t for the little kiddies, (unless you have super cool parents, then whatever), you’ll meet Gert-a six year old girl who has been stuck in the magical world of Fairyland for thirty years and will hack and slash her way through anything to find her way back home. Join Gert and her giant battle-axe on a delightfully blood soaked journey to see who will survive the girl who HATES FAIRYLAND!
LARA CROFT FROZEN OMEN #1 (OF 5)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Corinna Bechko (A) Randy Green, Andy Owens (CA) Jean-Sebastien Rossbach
An all-new Lara Croft miniseries begins with Corinna Bechko at the helm!
It’s up to Lara to stop a group of cultists from causing worldwide cataclysmic devastation, and ancient ivory artifacts hold the key to both salvation and destruction! It’s a race against time in Lara’s new quest, filled with incredible action, dual pistols, and high-spirited adventure.
LUMBERJANES BEYOND BAY LEAF #1
(W) Faith Erin Hicks (A) Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (CA) Nick Sumida
What’s to Love: It’s our first-ever Lumberjanes special and we could not be more excited to welcome writer Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl) and newcomer artist Rosemary Valero-O’Connell to our growing Lumberteam. This self-contained story perfectly captures the spirit of what the Lumberjanes are: hardcore lady-types who can fend for themselves, but also quick to help those who are in need!
What It Is: In this special one-shot issue, a monster is terrorizing the Lumberjanes camp and the girls go to stop it. However, it turns out that the monster is being framed and now the girls have to figure out who’s doing it and to what end! Join April, Jo, Mal, Molly and Ripley as they earn their BEYOND BAY LEAF pin!
PAPER GIRLS #1
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Cliff Chang
SAGA writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN launches a brand-new ONGOING SERIES with superstar Wonder Woman artist CLIFF CHIANG! In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Stand By Me meets War of the Worlds in this mysterious young adult adventure, starting with a spectacular DOUBLE-SIZED FIRST ISSUE for the regular price of just $2.99!
PROJECT NEMESIS #1 (OF 6) REG CVR FRANK
AMERICAN GOTHIC PRESS
(W) Jeremy Robinson (A/CA) Matt Frank
Jeremy Robinson adapts his own bestselling novel for American Gothic Press! Kaiju, noun: Giant monster. Jon Hudson thinks he’s hunting for Bigfoot when Sheriff Ashley Collins knocks on his cabin door with complaints. But a joint expedition finds them on the verge of uncovering a government experiment so massive it could threaten the world… and prove that kaiju are more than Japanese fairy tales.
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Steven Grant (A/CA) Paul Gulacy
The Rook is back! Bill DuBay’s time-traveling adventure classic returns, penned and illustrated by comics masters Steven Grant (Two Guns) and Paul Gulacy (Jonah Hex)! Restin Dane is ready for action-anyplace, anytime!
ROWANS RUIN #1 MAIN CVR
(W) Mike Carey (A/CA) Mike Perkins
What’s to Love: The team of Mike Carey (Suicide Risk, The Unwritten) and Mike Perkins (Deathlok) come together for the first time since 2005’s Spellbinders for a taut horror thriller set in their native England. If you’re a fan of horror films like Insidious and The Conjuring, or comics like Curse and Nailbiter, you’ll love how Rowans Ruin unfolds as it slowly clues you in on the terrifying secret that is at the heart of the story.
What It’s About: Katie has always had things pretty easy, growing up in comfortable circumstances in Florida. But when she finds herself with a long summer break before grad school, she decides to do a house-swap with a British girl, Emily, as a way to vacation relatively cheaply-and to get out from under her parents’ attentiveness. England is great, so different from Florida, and the house, called Rowans Rise, is charming. But soon she starts having nightmares-really, really, strong ones. Curious, Katie researches the owners of the house, and discovers it may have more of a sinister history than she thought…
SAINTS #1 #1 (MR)
(W) Sean Lewis (A/CA) Ben Mackey
Award-winning playwright and This American Life personality SEAN LEWIS teams with red-hot artist BEN MACKEY for an all-new ONGOING SERIES! Dexter-style action collides with a Preacher-esque sensibility in this crime/horror series for mature readers. Blaise, Lucy, and Sebastian discover a Holy War is erupting and they, unwittingly, are the next generation of Saints poised to fight for a heaven that God has abandoned. The occult rises in a spectacular, action-packed first issue crammed full of heavy metal, sex, and deadly one-liners.
SELF STORAGE #1 (OF 6)
451 MEDIA GROUP
(W) Clay Chapman (A/CA) Matt Timson
Chris Smith has eked by in life hocking the auctioned-off junk from those people who no longer pay the rent on their self storage units. He spends his days hopping from one storage facility to the next, bidding on units sight-unseen, only to sell whatever’s inside to antique dealers and pawn shops for as much money as he can squeeze. But Chris has never found anything like what’s waiting for him inside unit #83. Her name is Jessica. What if you found a zombie locked up in a self storage unit? Would you keep it?
STEAM MAN #1 (OF 5)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Mark Alan Miller, Joe R. Lansdale (A/CA) Piotr Kowalski
The Old West, but not as we know it. Giant steam-powered robots are created to take down invading Martians and armies of killer albino apes in an all-out brawl. The Steam Man, a giant metal man operated by a team of monster hunters, seems to have the town protected and the West under control, until a crazed and powerful vampire comes to town to bring forth the apocalypse!
SUNFLOWER #1 (OF 6)
451 MEDIA GROUP
(W) Mark Mallouk, Andi Ewington (A/CA) Lee Carter
Ten years ago CJ’s husband and nine year-old daughter were murdered off a desert highway near the California/Arizona border. Since that day, CJ can feel only two things – paralyzing shame for not being with her family and quiet fury that the perpetrators were never found. CJ should have been there to defend her family. CJ should have been there to die with her family. And, in the decade since, she might as well have been dead. Until the day a letter arrives. There’s no return address, only one word in the letter. It simply reads: Sunflower. CJ’s daughter is alive. And now so is CJ. And she will stop at nothing to get her daughter back.
(W/A/CA) Stjepan Sejic
After millions of views on DeviantArt, this popular web comic finally gets its own series. A teenage girl gets a mighty artifact that grants her immense powers…the catch? It’s a bit haunted! This self-contained “universe” includes Artifacts and characters from other series (with permission!) in a delectably STJEPAN SEJIC fashion!
TRAIN CALLED LOVE #1 (OF 10)
(W) Garth Ennis (A) Mark Dos (CA) Russell Braun
Valerie’s getting dirty phone calls, but when she goes to take revenge she meets Myles, the man of her dreams. But Myles is up against Emil and Gustav, mentally unstable guns for hire. And Valerie’s sister Penny’s friend Marcy just wants to play her own songs, but no one in the bar tonight cares- least of all Penny’s loser boyfriend Marv and his buddies Chip and Jev, who want their homeboy Mike to play the race card in a dubious scheme to get rich. But Mike has just fallen foul of a certain organisation with a lot of Ks in its name. And then there’s Mister Fluffy.
“A Train Called Love is a story I’ve been wanting to tell for some time, largely because people keep asking me about doing a romance comic and the idea just wouldn’t go away. This is what I came up with: guns, gangsters, mayhem, big white hoods, dubious films with horses, mad Germans, obscene phone calls, crazy ladies, total losers, hot chicks, dishy guys, movie stars, lots of narcotics, terrible bands from Williamsburg, taxidermy, incontinence, unrequited crushes, a big fluffy white rabbit and a rather unpleasant scene involving an escalator. Thus shall I explore the highs and lows of love.” – Garth Ennis
TRANCERS #1 (OF 3) (MR)
ACTION LAB – DANGER ZONE
(W) Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Marcelo Salaza, Marcio Freire (CA) Marcelo Salaza
Based on the cult film, Trancers is the story of decorated Police Trooper Jack Deth who has travelled from the year 2247 to 1985 Los Angles on a one-way mission to capture a fugitive with the power to transform ordinary people into psychotic killing machines.
WES CRAVEN COMING OF RAGE #1 (OF 5) (MR)
LIQUID COMICS LLC
(W) Wes Craven, Steve Niles (A/CA) Francesco Biagini
From horror icon Wes Craven, director of Scream and Nightmare On Elm Street comes his first comic book series. Wes Craven writes the series with Steve Niles, bringing two horror masters together for the first time. Says Craven: “About a year ago I had the beginning of an unwritten joke come into my head: A Vampire, a Werewolf and a Zombie walk into a bar… Just that. My imagination went crazy thinking about what could happen when three such impossibly different characters were thrown together. I met with comic book legend Steve Niles. We hit it off, and decided to work out the story of a very special young man’s coming of age, and the two unlikely friends who helped him to survive it. After a bit of hard, fun work, a series of comic books were born, telling the story of how these three ended up on the run together, and how the central character, Ritchie, lost his innocence and became one of the most powerful vampires in the world.”