ASTRONOTES #270   Corresponds to Previews  January 2018

 

Hey, hi, howdy, and welcome to the new year. If you're a true millennial, you will very shortly legally hit the bars and vote. There may well be some sort of causal relationship there.
Frankly, I don't know what the hell is going on this month- There's new stuff everywhere, from Aardvark to Zenescope No great intra or inter company themes that seem significant though. Some nice big books- particularly the big Carl Barks book that's the last thing listed here.
Aaand there's a new Milk & Cheese Yippee!
Plenty of new stuff in Marvel- but it's all "classified- no info given beyond the titles and (sometimes) the creative teams.
Anyways, have a good time browsing this month folks. I hope I haven't done anything too irritating...

 

There's not much point in giving all the bumf for the FCBD books- we don't do reserves for them anyways, so a "first grab first gets" method comes out rather pleasantly- no angst over having missed Dweezleman #0, just maybe pleasure at having snatched a surprisingly enjoyable "Hellboy and the Fountain of Flatulent Flame". So get those scrollers going, cats & kittens, and at least here's a listing of the FCBD goodies:

 

 

FCBD GOLD SPONSORS

 

JAN18 0001  FCBD 2018 RIVERDALE [[ARCHIE]]

JAN18 0002  FCBD 2018 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS SPECIAL   [[BOOM]]

JAN18 0003  FCBD 2018 OVERWATCH & BLACK HAMMER   [[DARK HORSE]]

JAN18 0004  FCBD 2018 TOP SECRET GOLD BOOK  [[DC]]

JAN18 0005  FCBD 2018 COMICS FRIENDS FOREVER  [[FIRST SECOND]]

JAN18 0006  FCBD 2018 TRANSFORMERS UNICRON #0   [[IDW]]

JAN18 0007  FCBD 2018 BARRIER   [[IMAGE]]

JAN18 0008  FCBD 2018 DISNEY PRINCESS ARIEL SPOTLIGHT   [[JOE BOOKS]]

JAN18 0009  FCBD 2018 AVENGERS CAPTAIN AMERICA   [[MARVEL]]

JAN18 0010  FCBD 2018 INVADER ZIM FLOOPSY BLOOPS SHMOOPSY   [[ONI]]

JAN18 0011  FCBD 2018 DOCTOR WHO #0   [[TITAN]]

JAN18 0012  FCBD 2018 POKEMON SUN & MOON & HORIZON   [[VIZ]]

 

 

FCBD SILVER SPONSORS

 

JAN18 0013  FCBD 2018 STRANGERS IN PARADISE XXV #1 (MR)   [[ABSTRACT]]

JAN18 0014  FCBD 2018 MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES   [[ACTION LAB]]

JAN18 0015  FCBD 2018 RELAY #0   [[AFTERSHOCK]]

JAN18 0016  FCBD 2018 HOWARD LOVECRAFTS BIG BOOK OF SUMMER FUN   [[ARCANA]]

JAN18 0017  FCBD 2018 WORLDS OF ASPEN ANNIV ED   [[ASPEN]]

JAN18 0018  FCBD 2018 LADY MECHANIKA   [[BENITEZ]]

JAN18 0019  FCBD 2018 BONGO COMICS FREE-FOR-ALL   [[BONGO]]

JAN18 0020  FCBD 2018 ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE SPECIAL   [[BOOM]]

JAN18 0021  FCBD 2018 DIE KITTY DIE I LOVE YOU TO DEATH   [[CHAPTERHOUSE]]

It might be interesting seeing how Chapterhouse handle this: After all, they never ship anything before resoliciting it, which they usually do three or four months after they initially lied said it was going to ship. Considering that everyone else in the industry always hits this "must not miss" deadline, and Chapterhouse doesn't seem capable of understanding what a deadline is...
Ooh! They're going to try for two:

 

JAN18 0022  FCBD 2018 INVASION   [[CHAPTERHOUSE]]

JAN18 0023  FCBD 2018 LEGEND OF KORRA & NINTENDO ARMS   [[DARK HORSE]]

JAN18 0024  FCBD 2018 SILVER   [[ZENESCOPE MAYBE?]]

JAN18 0025  FCBD 2018 BOBS BURGERS   [[DENT]]

JAN18 0026  FCBD 2018 JAMES BOND VARGAR   [[DENT]]

JAN18 0027  FCBD 2018 BERLIN    [[DRAWN & QUARTERLY]]

JAN18 0028  FCBD 2018 WORLDS GREATEST CARTOONISTS   [[FANTAGRAPHICS]]

JAN18 0029  FCBD 2018 GRAPHIX SPOTLIGHT SPARKS   [[GRAPHIX]]

JAN18 0030  FCBD 2018 METABARON META GUARDIANESS   [[HUMANOIDS]]

JAN18 0031  FCBD 2018 STAR WARS ADVENTURES   [[IDW]]

JAN18 0032  FCBD 2018 STREET ANGELS DOG   [[IDW]]

JAN18 0033  FCBD 2018 GHOST IN THE SHELL GLOBAL NEURAL NET   [[KODANSHA]]

JAN18 0034  FCBD 2018 WORM WORLD SAGA   [[LION FORGE]]

JAN18 0035  FCBD 2018 INFINITY WATCH AMAZING SPIDER-MAN   [[MARVEL]]

JAN18 0036  FCBD 2018 TICK 2018 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY   [[NEW ENGLAND]]

JAN18 0037  FCBD 2018 SHADOW ROADS #1   [[ONI]]

JAN18 0038  FCBD 2018 ONLY LIVING BOY   [[PAPERCUTZ]]

JAN18 0039  FCBD 2018 2000 AD REGENED   [[REBELLION]]

JAN18 0040  FCBD 2018 SCOUT COMICS PRESENTS THE MALL   [[SCOUT]]

JAN18 0041  FCBD 2018 STARBURNS PRESENTS #1   [[DENT?]]

JAN18 0042  FCBD 2018 BRIEF HISTORY OF TANK GIRL   [[TITAN]]

JAN18 0043  FCBD 2018 NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS ZEROS JOURNEY   [[TPOP]]

JAN18 0044  FCBD 2018 ULTRA STREET FIGHTER II #1   [[[[UDON]]

JAN18 0045  FCBD 2018 SPONGEBOB FREESTYLE FUNNIES   [[PLANKTON/BONGO]]

JAN18 0046  FCBD 2018 SHADOWMAN SPECIAL   [[VALIANT]]

JAN18 0047  FCBD 2018 MAXWELLS DEMONS #1   [[VAULT]]

JAN18 0048  FCBD 2018 HERO ACADEMIA & RWBY   [[VIZ]]

JAN18 0049  FCBD 2018 CRUSH   [[YEN]]

JAN18 0050  FCBD 2018 MALIKA - CREED & FURY   [[YOUNEEK]]

JAN18 0052  FCBD 2018 OVERSTREET GUIDE TO COLLECTING   [[GEMSTONE]]

 

 

++++++++++DARK HORSE

 

NEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS MY AINSEL #1 (C: 1-0-0)

(W) Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell (A) P. Craig Russell (CA) Glenn Fabry

The bizarre road trip across America continues as our heroes gather reinforcements for the imminent god war! Shadow and Wednesday leave the House on the Rock and continue their journey across the country where they set up aliases, meet new gods, and prepare for war. The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula Award-winning novel and hit Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a graphic novel! (STL074221) (C: 1-0-0) NOTE: Available only in the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, Australia, and the U.K.

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

DOCTOR STAR & KINGDOM LOST TOMORROWS #1

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Max Fiumara

This dual-narrative story set in the world of the Eisner-Award winning Black Hammer series chronicles the legacy of a Golden-Age superhero. An aged crime fighter desperately wants to reconnect with his estranged son, who he hoped would one day take the mantle of Doctor Star. Over the course of the story we learn his World War II-era origin, how he got his powers, his exciting astral adventures, the formation of some of Black Hammer's greatest heroes, and more in this heartbreaking superhero tale about fathers and sons.   28pgs, FC    SRP: $3.99

Any bets that we'll be seeing a spinoff mini series with the sickeningly overused "Sins of the Fathers" subtitle soon?

 

 

 

SHERLOCK FRANKENSTEIN & LEGION OF EVIL TP JAN180101

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) David Rubin

This mystery set in the world of superheroes follows a reporter determined to find out what happened to her father: The Black Hammer. All answers seem to lie in Spiral City's infamous insane asylum where some of its dangerous super-villain tenants reside. As she gets closer and closer to the truth she uncovers the dark origin stories of some of Black Hammer's greatest foes and how they tie into the puzzle of what happened to Spiral City's greatest hero. Collects the first four issues of Sherlock Frankenstein and Black Hammer #12 from New York Times bestselling and Eisner-nominated creator Jeff Lemire! (STL074253)

SC, 7x10, 128pgs, FC    SRP: $14.99

 

USAGI YOJIMBO #1 (OF 7) THE HIDDEN

(W/A/CA) Stan Sakai

On his way to see Inspector Ishida, Usagi is confronted by Shogunate guards . . . a sign of the times. While unraveling a pair of murders in town later, Usagi and Ishida become wary as they find the corpses stripped of all identification-except for a talisman that leads to a startling discovery!

- Part one of seven-the perfect place to start! (STL074220)

SC, 28pgs, B&W    SRP: $3.99

 

OCCULTIST OMNIBUS TP   JAN180139

(W) Mike Richardson, Tim Seeley (A) Vic Drujiniu

When Rob Bailey stumbles upon a magical book that gives him supernatural powers he must learn to balance not only his personal responsibilities but also the ones that come with being the new Occultist. Whether it's fighting gangs of mages, or warding off evil warlocks, Rob must learn how to control his new occult abilities before they overcome him! Collects The Occultist #1-5 and The Occultist Volume 2: At Death's Door #1-5.

SC, 7x10, 272pgs, FC    SRP: $24.99

 

HARROW COUNTY TP VOL 04 FAMILY TREE   JAN180144

(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Tyler Crook

Emmy believes she is one of a kind, that there is no one else in the world quite like her. As strangers arrive in Harrow County, though, she discovers just how wrong she is. Are these beings-each possessing strange and ghastly supernatural abilities-her family? Collects #13-16.     SC, 7x10, 136pgs, FC    S $14.99

 

CONAN OMNIBUS TP VOL 04    JAN180149

(W) Timothy Truman (A) Tomas Giorello, Joe Kubert (CA) Cary Nord

The Dark Horse Conan Omnibus series continues with more acclaimed dark fantasy tales of hot blood and cold steel, Including the adaptation of Robert E. Howard's "Iron Shadows in the Moon" and the long-awaited return of Conan the Barbarian comics scribe Roy Thomas, in "Road of Kings." Collects Conan volume 9: Free Companions (Conan the Cimmerian #14, #16-21), Conan volume 10: Iron Shadows in the Moon (Conan the Cimmerian 22-25, Conan and the Mad King of Gaul, Conan: Weight of the Crown), Conan volume 11: Road of Kings (Conan: Road of Kings #1-6). 7x10, 456pgs, FC     SRP: $24.99

 

 

FATE ZERO TP VOL 02 (MR)    JAN180161

(W) Gen Urobuchi, Type Moon (A)  Shinjiro

Gen Urobuchi and Shinjiro's manga adaptation of Type-Moon's hit anime and novel series continues! As the Fourth Holy Grail War rages, seven magi and their summoned heroes from history battle to the death to claim the Grail and have their wishes granted! The first conflict of the war begins with Saber and Lancer crossing blades! (STL001136) (FEB160059) (C: 1-0-0) NOTE: Available only in the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, and the U.K.   SC, 6x8, 184pgs, FC      SRP: $11.99

 

 

 

FATE ZERO TP VOL 05 (MR) JAN180164

(W/A/CA)  Shinjiro

Two desperate hunts stalk the dark woods that shroud Einzbern Castle, as Lancer and Saber confront the hideous sorcery of Caster, incarnation of the fiendish Gilles de Rais, while Irisviel follows Maiya in search of the master magician Kirei. Is mage killer Kiritsugu risking both his wife and his mistress in a cold-blooded scheme to assassinate Kirei . . . ? (STL041230) (FEB170095) (C: 1-0-0) NOTE: Available only in the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, and the U.K. 

SC, 6x8, 184pgs, FC     SRP: $11.99

 

 

++++++++++DC ENTERTAINMENT

 

CURSE OF THE BRIMSTONE #1

(W) Justin Jordan (A/CA) Philip Tan

Joe Chamberlain would do anything to save his small, forgotten town-even make a deal with the devil. But things get worse, and Joe finds himself cursed with the power of BRIMSTONE. With the power of fire and destruction coursing through his hands, Joe must now track down and destroy the demon he made his deal with before the power he now wields destroys the town he was trying to save. But as the fiery pain inside him grows, can this young man overcome his own demons before his power rips him apart from the inside out? 32pgs, FC  SRP: $2.99

 

IMMORTAL MEN #1

(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams

"THE END OF FOREVER" part one! There is a secret history to the DC Universe of heroes who have protected humanity from the shadows since the dawn of time-and who can live forever. Enter the Immortal Men! The team, headed by the Immortal Man, has waged a secret war against the House of Conquest for countless years-but Conquest has dealt a devastating blow. When their base of operations, known as the Campus, is savagely attacked, the Immortal Men must seek out their last hope-an emerging metahuman known as Caden Park! Caden's emerging powers may be able to ensure the Immortal Men's survival-but will Conquest get to him first?    RES. from Previews Vol. XXVII #10 (OCT170202)SRP: $2.99

 

ETERNITY GIRL #1 (OF 6)

(W) Magdalene Visaggio (A/CA) Sonny Liew

Caroline Sharp has been a lot of things, including both a superhero and a super-spy. But now, with those days behind her and her powers proving unreliable, Caroline finds herself stuck in a life weighed down by her depression and an inability to change. You see, Caroline is going to live forever, and there is no escape to be had. The very act of living reminds her that, to the rest of existence, she is an anomaly. All of that could change, however, when her old foe, Madame Atom, comes to her with an intriguing offer. Madame Atom can give Caroline the power to end her life; she just has to destroy the rest of the world.

This brand-new DC's Young Animal miniseries spins out of the Milk Wars event, written by GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio (Kim and Kim) and illustrated by Eisner-winning artist Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye). (STL075472)

MATURE THEMES

32pgs, FC (1 of 6)      SRP: $3.99

 

CAVE CARSON HAS AN INTERSTELLAR EYE #1 (MR)

(W) Jonathan Rivera (A/CA) Michael Avon Oeming

After a year of multiverse-hopping and fighting in the Milk Wars, returning to a normal life of digging and cave-diving just isn't the same for explorer Cave Carson. Sure, he's got his podcast, family and that cybernetic eye, but reminiscing about times gone by isn't the same as living. Luckily for Cave Carson and his daughter Chloe, they're about to get sucked into an all-new adventure-literally-when they go spelunking in a black hole! But what's caused this black hole to appears and what's its connection to the intergalactic music sensation Star Adam?  $3.99

 

MOTHER PANIC GOTHAM A D #1 (MR)

(W) Jody Houser (A) Ibrahim Moustafa (CA) Tommy Lee Edwards

After the fallout of MILK WARS, Violet Paige finds herself in a Gotham City unlike any we have seen before. Ten years into the future, in a world without a Batman, Gotham City has been taken over by the Collective, with Gala acting as Head of Citystate. In a high-tech town with zero tolerance toward caped crusaders and masked vigilantes (except for those designed by Gala and her association of aristocratic artisans), what's a woman who has vowed vengeance to do? And what's happened to her mother, Rebecca Paige? Perhaps The Joker, now a sad clown who makes balloon toys shaped like tommy guns and machetes on the abandoned Gotham docks, has the answers. Find out for yourself as Mother Panic returns to a different Bat-time, different Bat-channel. 32pgs, FC  SRP: $3.99

 

SHADE THE CHANGING WOMAN #1 (MR)

(W) Cecil Castellucci (A) Marley Zarcone, Jamie Coe (CA) Becky Cloonan

Shade has shed her alien identity. She's stepped out of her original Earth body and into another one. Now, free of the burdens of any past life, and finally on her own, she sets out to see more of her new home. But how does she cope when the madness takes all the human emotions she was forced to confront in the Milk Wars and turns them into a bouillabaisse of memory and confusion? And to make it even more challenging, Shade must also face her namesake, the original Changing Man. 32pgs, FC $3.99

 

BUG THE ADVENTURE OF FORAGER TP JAN180360

(W) Lee Allred, Michael Allred (A/CA) Michael Allred

Forager is just one of the Hive before he breaks out of his cocoon and finds himself in a mysterious house in an unknown realm, where he meets a ghostly girl, a talking teddy bear and otherworldly weirdos. Worst of all is General Electric, who is on the hunt for a reality-bending metal that could alter the fabric of life itself. To preserve the Multiverse, Forager must travel through alternate dimensions to seek the metal before it gets into the wrong hands! Collects issues #1-6 SC, 168pgs, FC $16.99

 

 

DARK NIGHTS METAL THE RESISTANCE TP   JAN180381

(W) Scott Snyder & Various (A) Howard Porter & Various (CA) Whilce Portacio

In this DARK NIGHTS: METAL tie-in, the Justice League has scattered around the world to find artifacts that can stand against the invasion of the Dark Multiverse. Plus, an S.O.S. from Dick Grayson sends Robin back to Gotham City to find Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Black Canary and Green Arrow trapped in a labyrinth of madness and death! Collects TEEN TITANS #12, NIGHTWING #29, SUICIDE SQUAD #26, GREEN ARROW #32, BATMAN: LOST #1, THE FLASH #33, HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #32, JUSTICE LEAGUE #32-33 and HAWKMAN: FOUND #1. (STL075487)

FC    SRP: $24.99

 

BATMAN TP VOL 05 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT REBIRTH   JAN180382

(W) Tom King (A) Jo_lle Jones & Various (CA) Jo_lle Jones

Following Catwoman's answer to his marriage proposal, Batman leaves Gotham City on a quest of renewal and redemption in the desert. As he travels and fights, he encounters members of his family-each disturbed by Batman's journey, each ready to stand in his way and push back against his stubborn determination to evolve into something better than a superhero. Has the Caped Crusader passed the point of no return? He's going to need a little help from his friends, but this help comes with a downside: Batman's true intentions will be exposed. Collects BATMAN #33-37 and BATMAN ANNUAL #2. (STL075524)

SC, 144pgs, FC    SRP: $16.99

 

BM DETECTIVE TP VOL 05 LONELY PLACE OF LIVING REBIRTH   JAN180383

 

(W) James TynionIV (A) Eddy Barrows, Alvaro Martinez (CA) Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira

Where in the world is Tim Drake? Red Robin faces a crossroads-escape the most devious prison ever devised, or find himself abandoned beyond time and space for all eternity! Not much of a choice, right? But when he finds out who is locked in there with him, Tim's world will change in ways he never imagined! Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #963-968.

SC, 144pgs, FC    SRP: $16.99

 

DEATHSTROKE TP VOL 04 DEFIANCE REBIRTH   JAN180384

 

(W) Christopher Preist (A) Diogenes Neves & Various (CA) Ryan Sook

After emerging from the Speed Force a changed man, Slade Wilson takes aim at a life in service of justice. But when the world refuses to accept the new Deathstroke, Slade recruits a group of young heroes to join him, including former Teen Titans Kid Flash and Power Girl, his children Rose and Jericho and the bombastic Terra! But has Slade truly shed his villainous past? Find out as Deathstroke's bold new direction begins here! Collects DEATHSTROKE #21-25 and a story from the DC UNIVERSE HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1. (STL075517)

SC, 144pgs, FC    SRP: $14.99

 

NIGHTWING TP VOL 05 RAPTORS REVENGE REBIRTH   JAN180387

 

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Miguel Mendonca (CA) Javi Fernandez

Nightwing rejected Raptor's offer to be his new prot_g_. And since he escaped prison months ago, Raptor has been making plans to show Nightwing that if he didn't want Raptor as a mentor...he will get him as the worst enemy he's ever had! Now Raptor is back in Bludhaven with secrets and a plan that will tear the city apart-and could put Nightwing out of commission forever! Collects #30-34.   SC, FC  SRP: $14.99

 

RED HOOD & OUTLAWS TP VOL 03 BIZARRO REBORN REBIRTH   JAN180388

(W) Scott Lobdell (A) Dexter Soy & Various (CA) Tyler Kirkham

Bizarro's final days are upon us! As Red Hood and the Outlaws rush home to Gotham City in an effort to save Bizarro's life, a new threat is unleashed in the form of Solomon Grundy! Can the Outlaws stop Grundy's rampage without their most powerful member? Collects issues #12-18 and ANNUAL #1. SC, FC  SRP: $19.99

 

SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 05 KILL YOUR DARLINGS REBIRTH   JAN180389

(W) Rob Williams (A) Gus Vazquez, Agustin Padilla (CA) Stejpan Sejic

Devastated by Rustam and his Burning World, the international conspiracy known as the People reveal themselves to Amanda Waller in a desperate move to secure their mysterious endgame for planet Earth! Meanwhile, the walls tighten for Boomerang as Harley Quinn gets closer to discovering the traitorous murderer within Task Force X! Collects issues #21-25. (STL075511)

SC, FC      SRP: $14.99

 

SUPERGIRL TP VOL 03 GIRL OF NO TOMORROW REBIRTH   JAN180390

(W) Steve Orlando (A) Robson Rocha & Various (CA) Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques

Emerald Empress' attack on Supergirl begins as her new Fatal Five assembles. Empress' plan to destroy Supergirl's present to preserve her future goes into full swing as Supergirl tries to hold her own-but soon even her abilities are out of her control. Guest-starring New Super-Man! Collects issues #12-14 and SUPERGIRL ANNUAL #1. SC, 144pgs, FC   SRP: $14.99

 

SUPERMAN TP VOL 05 HOPES AND FEARS REBIRTH   JAN180391

(W) Peter J. Tomasi & Various (A) Scott Godlewski & Various (CA) Lee Weeks

The Kents' family road trip takes some strange and unexpected turns that will reveal a foreboding threat reaching out to touch their lives; you can bet that they're going to need a vacation after their vacation! But when Parallax takes over Superman's body, it's up to Sinestro to save the day. Plus, Lois takes an interview with the assassin Deathstroke and he has his sights set on Superman! Collects SUPERMAN #27-32. (STL075509)

SC, 144pgs, FC    SRP: $16.99

 

 

ABSOLUTE BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE HC   JAN180393

(A) Alan Moore, Brian Bolland (CA) Brian Bolland

One of the most popular graphic novels of all time, this twisted tale of insanity and perseverance is presented as an Absolute Edition for the first time. Looking to prove that any man can be pushed past his breaking point to madness, the Joker attempts to drive Commissioner Gordon insane. Refusing to give up, Gordon struggles to maintain his sanity with the help of Batman in a desperate effort to best the madman. This edition collects BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE with Bolland's reimagined colors and the original edition's colors, a story from BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE and Joker artwork from Bolland's long career with DC, including never-before-published artwork. (STL075489)SRP: $49.99

 

BATMAN ARKHAM HUGO STRANGE TP   JAN180394

(W) Bill Finger & Various (A) Bob Kane & Various (CA) Brian Bolland

One of the Dark Knight's oldest enemies, Hugo Strange was the first foe to determine Batman's true identity as Bruce Wayne! BATMAN ARKHAM: HUGO STRANGE collects some of the villain's greatest stories by some of comics' greatest creators from DETECTIVE COMICS #36, #471-472 and #942, BATMAN #356, BATMAN ANNUAL #10 and BM: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #8-11. SC, 200pgs, FC $19.99

 

BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT DETECTIVE TP VOL 01   JAN180395

(W) Mike W. Barr (A) Alan Davis, Norm Breyfogle (CA) Alan Davis

In these stories that immediately follow BATMAN: YEAR ONE, the Dark Knight must rescue Catwoman from the clutches of the Joker, contend with a newly paroled Mad Hatter and deal with the maddening double crimes of Two-Face! While this might seem like a normal week for Batman, he also jets over to London to work on an unsolved Sherlock Holmes mystery with the Elongated Man and Slam Bradley. Collects DETECTIVE #568-574 and #579-582. SC, FC $29.99

 

DC UNIVERSE BY BRIAN K VAUGHAN TP   JAN180396

(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A) Cully Hamner & Various (CA) Cary Nord, Mark Lipka

These tales of Titans, the Justice League, Green Lantern and many other heroes of the DC Universe are beautifully told by superstar writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: THE LAST MAN, Saga). This hardcover includes TITANS #14, SINS OF YOUTH: WONDER GIRLS #1, JLA ANNUAL #4, GREEN LANTERN: CIRCLE OF FIRE #1-2, GREEN LANTERN/ADAM STRANGE #1, GREEN LANTERN/THE ATOM #1 and a story from YOUNG JUSTICE #22.   HC, 248pgs, FC  SRP: $19.99

 

FLASH BY MARK WAID TP BOOK 04   JAN180397

(W) Mark Waid (A) Mike Wieringo & Various (CA) Mike Wieringo, Jose Marzan

After the events of ZERO HOUR, the Flash-a.k.a. Wally West-gets a glimpse of the future and doesn't like what he sees! Meanwhile he and Impulse have a rematch with Kobra's forces. But something seems off about Wally's speed, which leaves him looking not quite like himself. But even as he tries to deal with his own personal problems, issues with Impulse begin to arise and Wally must seek out the help of Max Mercury. Collects THE FLASH #0 and #95-105 and THE FLASH ANNUAL #8.   SC, 368pgs, FC    SRP: $34.99

 

FLASH THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS HC VOL 03   JAN180398

 

(W) John Broome, Gardner Fox (A) Carmine Infantino & Various (CA) Evan Shaner

The Flash and Kid Flash team up in these stories from THE FLASH #164-199, featuring their battles against Reverse-Flash, Gorilla Grodd, Captain Cold and Heat Wave, Abra Kadabra, Dr. Light and more! Includes guest-appearances by Green Lantern, the Golden Age Flash and Superman! HC, 800pgs, FC     SRP: $99.99

 

FLASH THE SILVER AGE TP VOL 03   JAN180399

(W) John Broome, Gardner Fox (A) Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella (CA) Evan Shaner

In these adventures from the early 1960s, Abra Kadrabra transforms the Flash into a puppet! Plus, the Scarlet Speedster meets the Elongated Man to take on Captain Cold, gets help from Kid Flash against an alien invasion and travels to Earth-2 to help the Justice Society battle Vandal Savage! And don't miss appearances by Rogues including Pied Piper, Reverse-Flash, Heat Wave, the Trickster, Weather Wizard and Mr. Element in these stories from THE FLASH #133-147. (STL075499)

SC, 392pgs, FC    SRP: $29.99

 

FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS TP VOL 01   JAN180400

(W) Jeff Parker (A) Ariel Olivetti & Various (CA) Ariel Olivetti

After the thrilling events of FUTURE QUEST, a new adventure begins! Space Ghost and his young wards Jan and Jace team up with the Herculoids to rebuild the mighty Space Force. Will they rise again to become defenders of the galaxy? Or is there something lurking in the shadows ready to stop them for good? Collects issues #1-3 and #5-7. SC, 168pgs, FC   SRP: $16.99

 

GLOBAL FREQUENCY DELUXE ED HC   JAN180401

(W) Warren Ellis (A) Garry Leach & Various (CA) Brian Wood

Global Frequency is a worldwide rescue organization that offers a last shred of hope when all other options have failed. Manned by 1,001 operatives, the Frequency is made up of experts in fields as diverse as bio-weapon engineering and parkour. Each agent is specifically chosen by Miranda Zero based on proximity, expertise and, in some cases, sheer desperation! Collects the entire 12-issue series! HC, 296pgs, FC    SRP: $34.99

 

GREEN LANTERN THE SILVER AGE TP VOL 03   JAN180402

(W) Gardner Fox, John Broome (A) Gil Kane & Various (CA) Evan Shaner

In these tales from the early 1960s, Hal Jordan faces new dangers as the Green Lantern of Earth, including Star Sapphire, the Tattooed Man, Hector Hammond, Black Hand, Sonar, the Shark and others, then visits a planet called Green Lantern! Collects GREEN LANTERN #23-35. SC, 344pgs, FC      SRP: $29.99

 

HAWKMAN BY GEOFF JOHNS TP BOOK 02   JAN180403

(W) Geoff Johns (A) Rags Morales & Various (CA) John Watson

Shayera Thal, the Thanagarian Hawkwoman, returns to the world of Hawkman! But her motives for seeking out Carter and Kendra aren't exactly filled with good intentions... Hawkgirl isn't exactly happy to see her...or to learn about the customary Thanagarian greeting! Hawkwoman has finally tracked down the final fate of her ex-partner and what it means to the world of the Animal Avatars. But an unexpected tagalong will send Shayera's life in an entirely new direction! Guest-starring Animal Man, Black Adam and Headhunter. Collects HAWKMAN #15-25 and JSA #56-58.

SC, 344pgs, FC    SRP: $29.99

 

 

INJUSTICE 2 TP VOL 01   JAN180404

(W) Tom Taylor (A) Bruno Redondo & Various (CA)  Videogame

Superman is imprisoned, and it's up to Batman to put the world back together. But Batman doesn't have a lot of allies left to help stop new threats to the world! And when Harley Quinn has an encounter with Amanda Waller, the new Suicide Squad ends up breaking into the Pentagon. Featuring appearances by Harley Quinn, Superman, Damian Wayne and many more. Collects INJUSTICE 2 #1-6. SC, 144pgs, FC    SRP: $16.99

 

INJUSTICE 2 HC VOL 02   JAN180405

(W) Tom Taylor (A) Bruno Redondo, Daniel Sampere (CA) B.Redondo, J.Albarran

In these tales from INJUSTICE 2 #7-12 and E14, Batman has triumphed over the tyrannical Superman! In his quest to put the world back together, Batman recruits Ted Kord to join his new Justice League Council. Meanwhile, Harley finally meets the person pulling the Suicide Squad's strings and uncovers their deadly plans, and Batman's allies make a major decision about their future  , following the tragic death of one of their own. HC, 144pgs, FC     SRP: $24.99

     I wonder if Bruno Redondo is any relation to Nestor.

 

WONDER WOMAN BY GEORGE PEREZ TP VOL 03   JAN180410

(W) George Perez & Various (A) Chris Marrinan & Various

In these 1980s tales written by comics legend George Perez, Wonder Woman is attacked by her old foe Cheetah. Then, Diana discovers a tribe of Egyptian Amazons, which leads to a battle between the two groups of women warriors. Collects WONDER WOMAN #25-35. SC, 264pgs, FC  SRP: $29.99

 

 

SLEEPER TP BOOK 01   JAN180416

(W) Ed Brubaker (A) Colin Wilson, Sean Phillips

In these classic stories by writer Ed Brubaker, Grifter is investigating the attempted murder of his friend John Lynch, while covert operative Holden Carver has been placed undercover in a villainous organization led by TAO. As Holden and Grifter cross paths, will cooler heads prevail? Hell no. Riddled with noir undertones and the action of a spy thriller, SLEEPER BOOK ONE collects POINT BLANK #1-5, SLEEPER #1-12. SC, FC    $29.99

 

AMERICAN WAY THOSE ABOVE AND BELOW TP    JAN180417

(W) John Ridley (A) Georges Jeanty & Various (CA) Georges Jeanty

It's been a decade since the Civil Defense Corps was exposed as a fraud created by the U.S. Government for propaganda purposes. While most of the heroes who survived the catastrophe have retired or disappeared, the New American still carries on, trying to keep communities safe amid the social turmoil of the 1970s. Some of the American's former colleagues are on opposite sides of the law: Amber Waves joined a group of domestic terrorists, while Missy, a.k.a. Ole Miss, has thrown her hat into the political ring. As the ground shifts beneath his feet and new threats arise, which side will the American choose? Collects THE AMERICAN WAY #1-6. SC, 144pgs, FC    SRP: $16.99

 

 

++++++++++IDW PUBLISHING

 

BUBBA HO-TEP & COSMIC BLOOD-SUCKERS #1

(W) Joe Lansdale (A) Tadd Galusha (CA) Baldemar Rivas

From the minds of creator Joe Lansdale and writer comes a prequel to the cult-classic film! President Nixon has discovered an alien threat, and he knows there's only one man he can reach out to for help: Elvis Presley. But will Elvis even be enough to defeat a horde of Cosmic Blood-Suckers? 32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

GHOSTBUSTERS CROSSING OVER #1

(W) Erik Burnham (A) Dan Schoening (CA) Joe Quinones

For a while now, the original Ghostbusters have had access to an interdimensional portal that has given them all-new ways to research the paranormal and consult with Ghostbusters throughout the multiverse- but they haven't shared this tech with any of those other Ghostbusters, and some don't think that's fair. That's why, after a chance meeting, Jillian Holtzmann and Ron Alexander have decided to right this wrong and cobble together their own working portal... which unintentionally unleashes the contents of the Ghostbusters' Containment Unit! That's a lot of ghosts, and it's going to take a lot of Ghostbusters to recapture them. In fact, it's going to take ALL of them. Crossing Over starts here!

* Featuring the return of the critically acclaimed and fan-favorite creative team of Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Luis Antonio Delgado!

* It's like the Ghostbusters version of Crisis on Infinite- er, you know what I mean!

* First issue of an 8-issue maxi-series event! 32pgs, FC $3.99

 

GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO ANNV ED #1

(W) Larry Hama (A) Herb Trimpe, Bob McLeod (CA) Guy Dorian, Sal Buscema

In celebration of the release of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #250, take a special trip back to where it all started in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #1! America's elite counter-terrorist strike force-code-named G.I. JOE-is the most fearsome rapid-deployment team of all and stands ready to fight-anywhere, any time... any way! (STL075885)

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

ROM TALES OF SOLSTAR ORDER #1 SPEC ED

(W) Chris Ryall, Christos Gage (A/CA) Guy Dorian, Sal Buscema

"Battle Scars!" This special re-presentation of Rom comic co-creator Sal Buscema's storied return to the character is presented in a single issue for the first time, along with bonus art, an interview with Buscema, and other cool extras!

* Rom comic co-creator Sal Buscema's triumphant return to Rom interiors!

* The final fate of a Solstar Knight collected in one special edition!   40pgs, FC    SRP: $4.99

 

TRANSFORMERS REDEMPTION OF DINOBOTS TP   JAN180468

(W) John Barber (A/CA) Livio Ramondelli

Explore the Dinobots like never before! It's a rollercoaster of death and absolution, drenched in atmosphere and action in three stories focused on the Dinobots. First, in "Punishment," Optimus Prime and Windblade team up to stop a killer, but do they really want to, when all the victims are Decepticons? Then, in the title story, the Dinobots accept a dangerous mission into the Cybertronian wilds, but they get more than they bargained for, and are forced to reassess their beliefs in the process. Finally, in "Salvation," the Dinobots are reviled for the things they've done. So when their greatest threat, Trypticon, appears, how much will they sacrifice for a world that hates them?

* Collects The Transformers: Punishment, The Transformers: Redemption, and The Transformers: Salvation. (STL075888)

SC, 144pgs, FC    SRP: $19.99

 

STAR TREK NEW ADVENTURES TP VOL 05   JAN180482

(W) Mike Johnson (A/CA) Tony Shasteen

Follow the adventures of the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise in the timeline based on the new movies, as they continue their five-year mission of discovery into unchartered space.

In "Deity," an away team becomes exposed when a massive alien ship arrives in orbit. Then, Captain Kirk and the crew are about to encounter their strangest discovery yet... themselves, in the "Mirror, Mirror" storyline "Live Evil." Plus, the ship faces off with a renegade faction of Orions intent on disrupting the truce between their species and the Federation in "Reunion." In "Legacy of Spock" the elder Spock joins the last survivors of Vulcan to search the galaxy for a new home. And in "Connection," the crew comes into contact with a ship that looks eerily familiar. Collects the final 13 issues, #48-60, of the first Star Trek ongoing series from IDW. SC, 292pgs, FC     SRP: $29.99

 

 

TMNT COLOR CLASSICS TP VOL 01   JAN180485

(W/A/CA) Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird

Go back to the very beginning, with the Turtles' first encounter with the Foot Clan and their mysterious leader, the Shredder. With over 300 pages of mutated martial-arts action, this volume is perfect for fans to relive the glorious days of the Turtles' origins, as well as an excellent place for new readers to see where the TMNT phenomenon began. Collects the first seven issues of the series, plus the Raphael and Michelangelo Micro-Series one-shots, all in brilliant color. SC, 336pgs, FC    SRP: $29.99

 

TMNT ULTIMATE COLL TP VOL 02   JAN180486

(W) Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird (A) Kevin Eastman & Various (CA) Kevin Eastman

Rediscover the underground roots of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, with this special collection of Mirage Studios' issues #8û11 along with the Michelangelo, Donatello, and Leonardo Micro-Series one-shots by creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird! With annotations following each issue, this volume is perfect for fans to relive the glorious days of the Turtles' origins, as well as an excellent place for new readers to see where the TMNT phenomenon began. Issue #8 is the famous Cerebus crossover with Dave Sim. (STL075892)

SC, 8x11, 272pgs, B&W   SRP: $29.99

 

 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES FORCES OF DESTINY TP   JAN180494

(W) Elsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet (A) Elsa Charretier & Various (CA) Elsa Charretier

Celebrate the inspiring stories of Princess Leia, Rey, Padme, Ahsoka, and more in this exciting graphic novel that covers every corner of the Star Wars universe! Plus, an all-new story featuring soon-to-be favorites from The Last Jedi, Rose and Paige! These stories are presented by a wide array of talent from across Star Wars novels, comics, and animation, including Delilah S. Dawson, Elsa Charretier, Beth Revis, and Jody Houser. (STL075894) (C: 1-0-0) NOTE: Available only in the United States and Canada.   SC, 6x9, 128pgs, FC SRP: $12.99

 

 

MY LITTLE PONY LEGENDS OF MAGIC TP VOL 02   JAN180525

(W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Tony Fleecs (CA) Brenda Hickey

The origin of Equestria's most famous pony heroes continues as they come together to face the greatest evil any have ever encountered! Will they be able to overcome their differences to defeat an enemy that knows all of their weaknesses? Collects issues #7-12.    SC  144pgs, FC  SRP: $19.99

 

 

CROW MEMENTO MORI #1

(W) Roberto Recchioni, Micol Beltramini (A) Werther Dell'Edera, Angelo Mennillo (CA) Werther Dell'Edera

James O'Barr's iconic character returns in an original story developed by Edizioni BD in collaboration with IDW! Follow David, the new Crow, through the streets of Rome, as he seeks holy vengeance against the terrorists that murdered him and his girlfriend. Each issue also includes a short story by Micol Beltramini and Angelo Mennillo!    32pgs, FC    SRP: $3.99

 

OCTOBER FACTION SUPERNATURAL DREAMS #1

(W) Steve Niles (A/CA) Damien Worm

The October Faction is back! With their former leader and father retired, the rest of the Allan family adjusts to the new status quo and brings the monster-hunting business into the modern era. But a sinister and powerful new evil stirs- one that could tear the family apart!    32pgs, FC    SRP: $3.99

 

DEMI-GOD #1

(W) Ron Marz (A/CA) Andy Smith

The next Ominous Universe title is here! With great power comes great- wait, how does that go again? Demi-God is a contemporary superhero tale like no other. When irresponsible slacker Jason McAndros suddenly gains the power of a god, the fourth wall isn't the only thing he breaks! As Jason revels in his newfound might, he begins calling himself Hercules and indulging in his every whim.

* What do you get if you mash up Deadpool and the Mighty Thor? This guy! New-school storytelling with an old-school superhero!

Hercules? More like Jerkules, am I right? Ron Marz and Andy Smith cut loose! 32pgs, FC    SRP: $3.99

 

DIABLO HOUSE TP   JAN180555

(W) Ted Adams (A/CA)  Santiperez

In one of the most beautiful, most wealthy zip codes in the country lies the sleepy, sun-drenched coastal town of La Jolla, California, and among all of this beauty stands Diablo House. It'll make your dreams come true, if you dare. Surf bum and host Riley invites us into his home and shares stories of the people who fulfill their desires at the cost of all else. Money? Sex? Power? It's all yours-for a price-in this anthology that recalls the classic horror comics of the past. SC, 128pgs, FC $17.99

 

 

 

SUPERMAN GOLDEN AGE NEWSPAPER DAILIES HC 1944-1947   JAN180563

(W) Alvin Schwartz (A) Wayne Boring (CA) Peter Poplaski

The creative torch is passed to writer Alvin Schwartz when Superman's creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster leave the series. Schwartz and artist Wayne Boring present sixteen storylines that begin while World War II is still raging and continue into the post-war era. Stories include "The Prankster's Peculiar Premonitions," "Lois Lane, Editor," and "Superman's Secret Revealed!   HC, 11x9, 272pgs, B&W  SRP: $49.99

 

WALT DISNEY COMICS & STORIES VAULT HC VOL 01   JAN180564

(W/A) Carl Barks & Various (CA) Ulrich Schroder, Daan Jippes

Celebrate three generations of Uncle Walt's flagship comic book-with legendary tales of Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, and everyone from Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to Ludwig Von Drake!

Legendary writers/artists Carl Barks, Daan Jippes, William Van Horn, Andrea "Casty" Castellan, and more come together for this massive celebratory collection, anthologizing IDW's 75th Anniversary Special, plus select stories from issues #721û734! Paul Murry's Wild West Mickey serial "Ridin' the Rails" is here in full, and the entire WDCS stock company-Goofy, the Big Bad Wolf, Magica De Spell, Chip 'n' Dale, and many more!-jump in for adventure and mayhem!   HC, 7x10, 264pgs, FC   SRP: $34.99

 

SUPER PATRIOTIC HEROES HC   JAN180566

(A) Will Eisner & Various (CA)  Various

These full-color comic stories from World War II tell of true role models of the patriotic ideal. Starting with The Shield and followed by Captain America, a whole battalion of red, white, and blue heroes appeared on the four-color page to help fight the Nazis. Their fascinating history and their stirring tales will both entertain and inspire new generations! See the two-fisted, three-colored Miss America, The Fighting Yank, Super-American, U.S. Jones, Captain Freedom, Lady Liberty, Major Victory, American Eagle, Captain Victory, and many more! (STL070987)

HC, 9x11, 224pgs, FC    SRP: $34.99

 

WARDS VALLEY TP   JAN180567

(W) Bobby Curnow (A/CA) Brenda Hickey

Ward is a grumpy gnome who only wants to be left alone. He never asked for company- but when his beautiful forest starts filling up with animals, it's more than just grumpiness that makes him nervous. Mysterious trolls are one the loose and Ward will need all the help he can get to defend Ward's Valley.

* A powerful story about overcoming grief and allowing yourself to trust and make friendships again!

* Featuring fluidly and beautifully drawn animals by Brenda Hickey (My Little Pony)!   SC, 7x9, 128pgs, FC  SRP: $19.99

 

UNDERWHERE TP   JAN180568

(W) Kevin Eastman, Paul Jenkins (A) Mark Martin (CA) Kevin Eastman

Welcome to the world of Jacob Cody, a boy with a HUGE imagination. After moving into his grandpa's house following his passing, Jake discovers a secret treasure map Grandpa left just for him-a guide to an incredible new world of fun and adventure, a place anyone with dreams and imagination can visit. Come along on the lighthearted exploration of this strange and awesome place, filled with new friends and thrills... all in the magical world of Underwhere!

Kevin Eastman (TMNT) and Paul Jenkins (Peter Parker: Spider-man, Fairy Quest) deliver an adventure full of excitement, fun, and bravery with gorgeous painted art from Mark Martin (SpongeBob Comics).    SC, 6x9, 144pgs, FC      SRP: $14.99

 

DON ROSA LIFE & TIMES OF SCROOGE MCDUCK VOL II ARTIST ED HC   JAN180569

(W/A/CA) Don Rosa

The second volume in Don Rosa's opus is presented in the award-winning Artist's edition format!

Critically acclaimed and internationally renowned storyteller Don Rosa continues his historic overview of the life of Scrooge McDuck. Taking Carl Barks' iconic character and presenting his entire life from humble beginnings to unimaginable riches was a herculean task, but one Don Rosa met head on. These stories are justifiably viewed as classics and earned Rosa the prestigious Eisner Award.

Now, with the full cooperation and assistance of Rosa, IDW Publishing is proud to present the second volume of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck. Included in this edition will be a cover gallery and a selection of Rosa's layouts done for these stories.

While appearing to be in black and white, each page has been scanned in color to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art-for example, you are able to clearly see paste-overs, blue pencils in the art, editorial notes, and art corrections. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.    HC, 14x20, 160pgs, PC      SRP: $150.00

 

 

++++++++++IMAGE COMICS

 

GIDEON FALLS #1 (MR)

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino

A brand-new ongoing series from the acclaimed bestselling creative team of Old Man Logan and Green Arrow! The lives of a reclusive young man obsessed with a conspiracy in the city's trash, and a washed-up Catholic priest arriving in a small town full of dark secrets, become intertwined around the mysterious legend of The Black Barn, an otherworldly building that is alleged to have appeared in both the city and the small town, throughout history, bringing death and madness in its wake.

Rural mystery and urban horror collide in a meditation on obsession, mental illness, and faith. 32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99

 

 

OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #1

(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Lorenzo De Felici, Annalisa Leoni (CA) Lorenzo De Felici

A decade ago, 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia were suddenly lost in Oblivion. The government made every attempt to recover them, but after many years, they gave up. Nathan Cole...won't. He makes daily trips, risking his life to try and rescue those still living in the apocalyptic hellscape of Oblivion. But maybe...Nathan is looking for something else? Why can't he resist the siren call of the Oblivion Song? 40pgs, FC SRP: $3.99

 

CYBER FORCE #1 (CYBERFORCE 2018 #1)

(W) Matt Hawkins, Bryan Hill (A) Atilio Rojo (CA) Marc Silvestri

TO PROTECT THE FUTURE, WHAT WILL WE BECOME?

The classic series returns in a reimagining overseen by creator MARC SILVESTRI. In a modern world where humanity is defined by the technology it creates, a terrorist strikes at the heart of human progress. One of the few survivors of the attack is a man named Morgan Stryker. Mortally wounded, Stryker's life is saved by his employers...but the price could be his humanity itself. MATURE THEMES     32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

INFIDEL #1 (OF 5) (MR)

(W) Pornsak Pichetshote (A/CA) Aaron Campbell, Jos_ Villarrubia

A haunted house story for the 21st century, INFIDEL follows an American Muslim woman and her multiracial neighbors who move into a building haunted by entities that feed off xenophobia.

Bestselling editor PORNSAK PICHETSHOTE (Swamp Thing) makes his comics-writing debut alongside artist extraordinaire AARON CAMPBELL (The Shadow), award-winning colorist and editor JOSE VILLARRUBIA (Promethea) and letterer / designer JEFF POWELL (SCALES & SCOUNDRELS).    32pgs, FC (1 of 5)    SRP: $3.99

 

PRISM STALKER #1

(W/A) Sloane Leong (CA) Sloane Leong, Darius Ou

For fans of Octavia Butler, Sailor Moon, and the biopunk horror of David Cronenberg comes PRISM STALKER, an ongoing sci-fi adventure series by SLOANE LEONG.

Vep is a young refugee raised away from her devastated home planet as an indentured citizen in a foreign colony. She works tirelessly for her insectoid hosts, but there is no exit in sight in this viscous, dripping citynest. The eye of opportunity is closing. Her duty is to her family and her siblings, but what more can she do for them here? The answer appears faster than she is ready for.    24pgs, FC    SRP: $2.99

 

 

COYOTES TP VOL 01   JAN180663

(W) Sean Lewis (A/CA) Caitlin Yarsky

Women are going missing in the City of Lost Girls, a border town in the desert. Officer Frank Coffey is trying to get to the bottom of this when he meets Red, a 13-year-old girl with a katana blade and a mission: murder the Werewolves stalking the border and picking women off one by one. When it's discovered that the Wolves are the men of these villages, both Red and Officer Coffey are thrown together in a thriller of mythic proportions with the lives of their friends and loved ones in the balance.

Kill Bill meets The Howling in this epic by creators SEAN LEWIS and CAITLIN YARSKY.  Collects COYOTES #1-4 SC, 128pgs, FC $9.99

 

FAMILY TRADE TP VOL 01   JAN180666

(W) Justin Jordan, Nikki Ryan (A/CA) Morgan Beem

In a world where alchemy exists and history didn't quite go the way that it did here, there is the Float, formally the Free Republic of Thessalia, an ocean-borne city that's at the center of business and commerce. And on the Float is the Family, a sprawling network of thieves, con men, and assassins with one goal: make sure the Float keeps floating.

Jessa Wynn, their youngest member, is about to learn just how dirty a job it is when she finds herself in the middle of a plot that threatens the stability of the Float. And to make matters worse, she finds she cannot do the one job required of her: killing. The beginning of the new series by JUSTIN JORDAN, NIKKI RYAN, and MORGAN BEEM.Collects  #1-5    SC, 144pgs, FC $16.99

 

GASOLINA TP VOL 01 (MR)   JAN180678

(W) Sean Mackiewicz (A/CA) Niko Walter, Mat Lopes

Fugitives. Rebels. Newlyweds. Amalia and Randy have played many roles in order to survive. Now, they must become unlikely leaders in the fight against a new cartel, who unleash monsters on their enemies to ignite the most inhuman war Mexico-and the world-has ever seen.

Narcos meets Alien in this new series from SEAN MACKIEWICZ and NIKO WALTER. Collects GASOLINA #1-6 SC, 136pgs, FC    $16.99

 

PORT OF EARTH TP VOL 01   JAN180689

(W) Zack Kaplan (A/CA) Andrea Mutti

Imagine if aliens came to Earth not in war or peace, but with a business deal: open up a spaceport here on Earth in exchange for advanced technology. But when our alien visitors break Port restrictions and wreak havoc in our cities, it falls to the newly formed Earth Security Agents to hunt down and safely deport the dangerous rogue aliens back to the Port of Earth. A gritty sci-fi action thriller from new comic book writer ZACK KAPLAN (ECLIPSE) and ANDREA MUTTI (Rebels, Star Wars, Batman Eternal, Prometheus).

Collects PORT OF EARTH #1-4    SC, 128pgs, FC   SRP: $9.99

 

REALM TP VOL 01    JAN180692

(W) Seth Peck (A/CA) Jeremy Haun

Fifteen years ago, our world was overrun by creatures of myth; orcs, dragons, and other nameless horrors threw the entire planet into total chaos. Today, the shattered remnants of civilization must fight just to survive in a deadly new era of violence and mayhem. While a powerful sorcerer marshals his forces, a group of warriors embark on a journey to reclaim our world from the growing darkness.  An all new high-fantasy adventure series from co-creators SETH M. PECK (X-Men) and JEREMY HAUN featuring colors by NICK FILARDI.  Collects REALM #1-5 SC, 128pgs, FC     $9.99

 

RETCON TP VOL 01 REVERSE ENGINEERED   JAN180696

(W) Matt Nixon (A/CA) Toby Cypress

A cold and indifferent adversary returns to reward humanity with its ultimate purpose-to end all things. However, a determined team of lovable freaks and dangerous weirdos believe that they may have found a way to pick destiny's lock. After all, this is a universe of infinite timelines and limitless possibilities. There must be a string with which they can beat the impossible. All they have to do is find it and pull.

RETCON, VOL. 1 introduces an all-new universe of hardcore science fiction adventure by writer MATT NIXON (Wolverine) and artist TOBY CYPRESS (Rodd Racer, Blue Estate) and letters by MATT KROTZER.

Collects RETCON #1-4 (STL062286)   MATURE THEMES

SC, 96pgs, FC     SRP: $9.99

 

BIRTHRIGHT TP VOL 06   JAN180702

(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas

Mikey Rhodes battled his way back to Earth, only to lose his family because of his service to the God King Lore. Now, if his soul is to be reclaimed, the exorcism of Mikey Rhodes must begin!

Collects BIRTHRIGHT #26-30   SC, 112pgs, FC     SRP: $14.99

 

COPPERHEAD TP VOL 04   JAN180716

(W) Jay Faerber (A) Drew Moss, Ron Riley (CA) Scott Godlewski, Ron Riley

The acclaimed sci-fi western continues as shocking revelations about Sheriff Clara Bronson's tragic past finally come to light during her fight to save her son. Meanwhile, Mayor Boo risks his life when he investigates Hickory's shady dealings.

Collects COPPERHEAD #15-18    SC, 104pgs, FC    SRP: $16.99

 

CYBER FORCE REBIRTH TP VOL 03   JAN180723

(W) Matt Hawkins & Various (A) Francesca Aureli & Various (CA) Khoi Pham

Granted superhuman abilities via cybernetic implants, they were created to be the pawns of a corrupt and evil corporation. Free and united against their creators, they are known as Cyberforce.

SC, 144pgs, FC    SRP: $16.99

 

ELEPHANTMEN 2260 TP BOOK 06    JAN180734

(W) Richard Starkings (A) Axel Medellin, Abigail Jill Harding (CA) Boo Cook

Fallen Soldiers in downtown Los Angeles take Hip Flask and Jack Farrell to a mass grave in the desert, which ultimately leads Hip into a confrontation with his creator, Nikken.

Collects ELEPHANTMEN #72, #77-80 SC, 144pgs, FC SRP: $17.99

 

KINGSMAN TP VOL 02 RED DIAMOND    JAN180794

(W) Rob Williams (A/CA) Simon Fraser

Following the global success of blockbuster movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle, we launched the sequel to the hit comic book series by MARK MILLAR & DAVE GIBBONS. KINGSMAN: THE RED DIAMOND is a brand-new Eggsy adventure as he follows in his mentor's footsteps, but is still rough around the edges for a Kingsman agent. In this awesome six-issue volume, Eggsy embarks on a rescue mission to save Prince Philip and unravel an international terror plot, in a story that starts where James Bond draws the line. ROB WILLIAMS (Suicide Squad) and SIMON FRASER take the helm for this stunning six-issue miniseries.

Collects KINGSMAN: THE RED DIAMOND #1-6   SC, 144pgs, FC   $16.99

 

 

SPREAD TP VOL 05   JAN180832

(W) Justin Jordan (A/CA) Kyle Strahm & Various

It all ends here. No has taken Hope as far he can. Now, under threat from both Ravello's army, the Spread itself, and the outside world, Hope and No will either save the world or destroy it. Collects SPREAD #22-25    SC, 144pgs, FC  SRP: $16.99

 

 

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 29   JAN180844

(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard & Various (CA) Charlie Adlard, Dave Stewart

Recent events have thrown Alexandria into turmoil, and now Rick, Dwight, Eugene, and Negan all have something to prove.

Collects THE WALKING DEAD #169-174 SC, 136pgs, B&W    $16.99

 

 

+++++++++++MARVEL COMICS

 

INFINITY COUNTDOWN #1 (OF 5) LEG

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Aaron Kuder (CA) Nick Bradshaw

40pgs, FC (1 of 5)      SRP: $4.99

Wonderful. As Elton John would put it, the head dicks at Marvel are being coy again, and they're not going to tell us anything beyond who makes up the creative team.

 

IRON MAN HONG KONG HEROES #1 LEG

(W) Howard Wong (A/CA)  Wong, Justice

 (STL075015)

32pgs, FC (1 of 1)      SRP: $3.99

 

 

WEAPON H #1 LEG

(W) Greg Pak (A) Cory Smith (CA) Leinil Francis Yu

40pgs SRP: $4.99

Former US President Jimmy Carter once mentioned that when he got fatigued he would get pretty substantial bags under his eyes. To shrink these swollen tissues he would just smear on a little Weapon H.
Preparation H. Sorry. Natural mistake.

 

NEW MUTANTS DEAD SOULS #1 (OF 6) LEG

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Adam Gorham (CA) Ryan Stegman

32pgs (1 of 6)    SRP: $3.99

 

 

 

DAMNATION JOHNNY BLAZE GHOST RIDER #1 LEG

(W) Christopher Sebela (A) Phil Noto (CA) Clayton Crain

32pgs SRP: $3.99

 

 

JAN180959   TRUE BELIEVERS VENOM SYMBIOSIS #1         32pgs, FC   SRP: $1.00

JAN180960   TRUE BELIEVERS VENOM VS SPIDER-MAN #1     48pgs, FC   SRP: $1.00

JAN180961   TRUE BELIEVERS VENOM CARNAGE #1           32pgs, FC   SRP: $1.00

JAN180962   TRUE BELIEVERS VENOM LETHAL PROTECTOR #1  32pgs, FC   SRP: $1.00

JAN180963   TRUE BELIEVERS VENOM SHIVER #1            32pgs, FC   SRP: $1.00

JAN180964   TRUE BELIEVERS VENOM DARK ORIGIN #1       32pgs, FC   SRP: $1.00

JAN180965   TRUE BELIEVERS VENOM FLASHPOINT #1        32pgs, FC   SRP: $1.00

JAN180966   TRUE BELIEVERS VENOM AGENT VENOM #1       32pgs, FC   SRP: $1.00

JAN180967   TRUE BELIEVERS VENOM TOXIN #1             32pgs, FC   SRP: $1.00

JAN180968   TRUE BELIEVERS VENOM HOMECOMING #1        32pgs, FC   SRP: $1.00

 

ANT-MAN AND WASP PRELUDE #1 (OF 2)

(W) Will Pilgrim (A) Chris Allen

 (STL074484)

32pgs (1 of 2)    SRP: $3.99

It's convenient that Marvel comics are printed down in the US, far far away from DC which is done up here at Quebecor along with a boatload of other Warner titles, including their flagship newsmagazine. It would be ...clumsy to have to report that the contents of Ant-Man & Wasp got mixed up with the weekly newsmagazine, but later got sorted out so that Billy Pilgrim became unstuck from Time.

 

The next title on the catalogue list is Black Bolt, written by Saladin Ahmed. Funny: I've known any number of Ahmeds, Achmeds, Mohammeds, etc., but this is the first time I've encountered someone named Saladin- presumably named after the great warrior chief. Either that or his parents planned on him being vegan from day 1. If so, one can presume that when he defecated, his "saladout" looked like rabbit pellets.

 

h, Jeez. I really don't know what to do at this point: After I knock out all the "just the next issue" listings comes the bulk of the TPBs and hardcovers.
But the bastards aren't giving any plot synopses for them either. Maybe they're worried about giving away classified information that was available everywhere from just a few months to several decades ago. Sure that doesn't make sense, but Chewbacca works for the same company, right? Anyways, all I can do is repeat what Marvel deigns to show us:

 

AVENGERS BY JONATHAN HICKMAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 02   JAN181031

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Salvador Larroca & Various

HC, 1088pgs, FC   SRP: $125.00

 

SECRET INVASION BY BENDIS OMNIBUS HC   JAN181032

(W) Brian Michael Bendis, Brian Reed (A) Leinil Francis Yu & Various   HC, 952pgs, FC      SRP: $100.00

 

DOCTOR STRANGE SORCERER SUPREME OMNIBUS HC VOL 02   JAN181033

(W) Roy Thomas & Various (A) Geof Isherwood & Various (CA) Geof Isherwood   HC, 1056pgs, FC    SRP: $125.00

 

ROAD TO MARVELS AVENGERS INFINITY WAR ART SLIPCASE HC VOL 02   JAN181034

(W) Eleni Roussos   HC, 240pgs, FC  SRP: $50.00

 

MMW CAPTAIN AMERICA HC VOL 10   JAN181035

(W/A/CA) Jack Kirby   HC, 312pgs, FC      SRP: $75.00

 

 

HULK TP CHAMPIONS OF UNIVERSE   JAN181037

(W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Simone Buonfantino, Alti Firmansyah

SC, 136pgs, FC    SRP: $14.99

 

STAR WARS HC VOL 03   JAN181038

(W) Jason Aaron & Various (A) Salvador Larroca & Various

HC, 312pgs, FC    SRP: $34.99

 

 

STAR WARS DARTH VADER DARK LORD SITH TP V-2 LEGACYS END   JAN1810

(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli SC, 144pgs, FC $17.99

 

PHOENIX RESURRECTION RETURN JEAN GREY TP   JAN181041

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Leinil Francis Yu & Various

SC, 136pgs, FC    SRP: $17.99

 

MIGHTY THOR TP VOL 03 ASGARD SHIAR WAR   JAN181043

(W) Jason Aaron (A) Steve Epting & Various (CA) Russell Dauterman

SC, 160pgs, FC    SRP: $19.99

 

RUNAWAYS BY RAINBOW ROWELL TP VOL 01 FIND YOUR WAY HOME   JAN181044

(W) Rainbow Rowell (A/CA) Kris Anka   SC, 136pgs, FC  $17.99

 

CABLE TP VOL 02 NEWER MUTANTS   JAN181045

(W) Ed Brisson (A/CA) Jon Malin   SC, 112pgs, FC      SRP: $15.99

 

X-MEN GOLD TP VOL 04 NEGATIVE WAR ZONE   JAN181046

(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) Ken Lashley   SC, 112pgs, FC  S $15.99

 

ICEMAN TP VOL 02 ABSOLUTE ZERO   JAN181047

(W) Sina Grace (A) Robert Gill SC, 136pgs, FC   SRP: $17.99

 

JEAN GREY TP VOL 02 FINAL FIGHT   JAN181048

(W) Dennis Hopeless (A) Alberto Alburquerque, Victor Ibanez

SC, 128pgs, FC    SRP: $15.99

 

SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE TP   JAN181049

(W) Victor Gischler (A) David Baldeon  SC, 112pgs, FC $15.99

 

FALCON TP VOL 01 TAKE FLIGHT   JAN181050

(W) Rodney Barnes (A) Joshua Cassara SC, 112pgs, FC   $17.99

 

SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL TP VOL 05 ARMS RACE   JAN181051

(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Chris Bachalo,  SC, 136pgs, FC      $17.99

 

UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL TP VOL 05 LOST IN THE PLOT   JAN181052

 

(W) Christopher Hastings (A)  Gurihiru, Irene Strychalsk

SC, 112pgs, FC    SRP: $15.99

 

AMERICA TP VOL 02 FAST AND FUERTONA   JAN181053

(W) Gabby Rivera (A) Joe Quinones   SC, 136pgs, FC    $17.99

 

DEADPOOL VS OLD MAN LOGAN TP   JAN181054

(W) Declan Shalvey (A) Mike Henderson (CA) Declan Shalvey

SC, 112pgs, FC    SRP: $15.99

 

SPIDER-GWEN TP VOL 05 GWENOM  JAN181055

(W) Jason Latour (A) Robbi Rodriguez SC, 136pgs, FC   $17.99

 

PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 02 MOST WANTED   JAN181056

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Adam Kubert  SC, 136pgs, FC      SRP: $17.99

 

JESSICA JONES TP VOL 03 RETURN OF THE PURPLE MAN   JAN181057

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Michael Gaydos (CA) David Mack

SC, 112pgs, FC    SRP: $15.99

LUKE CAGE TP VOL 02 CAGED   JAN181058

(W) David Walker (A) Guillermo Sanna (CA)  Rahzzah

 (STL074784)

SC, 112pgs, FC    SRP: $15.99

 

PUNISHER PLATOON TP (MR)   JAN181059

(W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) Goran Parlov   136pgs, FC      SRP: $17.99

 

MARVEL LEGACY COMPANION TP   JAN181060

(W) Chad Bowers & Various (A) Various    112pgs, FC   $15.99

 

AVENGERS MIGHTY ORIGINS TP   JAN181061

(W) Peter David, Mark Waid (A) Various    152pgs FC   $17.99

 

X-MEN GOLD TP VOL 00 HOMECOMING   JAN181062

(W) Jorge Gonzalez & Various (A) Various SC, 336pgs, FC $34.99

 

NEW MUTANTS TP DEMON BEAR   JAN181063

(W) Chris Claremont (A) Bill SienkiewiczSC, 144pgs, FC  $19.99

 

LEGION SON OF X TP VOL 03 REVENANTS   JAN181064

(W) Si Spurrier (A) Tan Eng Huat   SC, 136pgs, FC     SRP: $15.99

 

CAPTAIN MARVEL CAROL DANVERS TP VOL 01 MS MARVEL YEARS   JAN181067

(W) Brian Reed (A) Roberto De La Torre SC, 432pgs, FC $34.99

 

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 01 COMPLETE COLLECTION   JAN181068

(W) Dan Slott (A) Richard Elson & VariousSC, 512pgs $39.99

 

AGENTS OF ATLAS TP COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 01   JAN181069

(W) Jeff Parker, Don Glut (A) Leonard Kirk SC, 488pgs $39.99

 

THING TP PROJECT PEGASUS   JAN181070

(W) Ralph Macchio & Various (A) Sal Buscema  SC, 200pgs FC $24.99

 

WOLVERINE BY DANIEL WAY COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 04   JAN181071

(W) Daniel Way, Marjorie M. Liu (A) Doug Braithwaite & Various SC, 480pgs, FC    SRP: $34.99

 

AVENGERS ACADEMY TP VOL 02 COMPLETE COLLECTION   JAN181072

(W) Christos Gage, Jim McCann (A) Sean Chen & Various (CA) Billy Tan   SC, 384pgs  SRP: $34.99

 

WOLVERINE EPIC COLLECTION TP BLOOD DEBT   JAN181073

(W) Joe Pruett & Various (A) Steve Skroce & Various

SC, 488pgs  SRP: $39.99

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA EPIC COLLECTION TP BLOODSTONE HUNT   JAN181074

(W) Mark Gruenwald, Kieron Dwyer (A) Kieron Dwyer & Various

SC, 496pgs  SRP: $39.99

 

 

AVENGERS EPIC COLLECTION TP AVENGERS DEFENDERS WAR   JAN181075

(W) Steve Englehart & Various (A) Bob Brown & Various SC, 456pgs  $39.99

 

ANNIHILATION TP VOL 01 COMPLETE COLLECTION   JAN181076

(W) Keith Giffen & Various (A) Mitch Breitweiser & Various

SC, 472pgs, FC    SRP: $34.99

 

ANNIHILATION TP VOL 02 COMPLETE COLLECTION   JAN181077

(W) Simon Furman & Various (A) Jorge Lucas & Various

SC, 408pgs, FC    SRP: $34.99

   Well that was lame.

unenlightening

 

++++++++++AARDVARK VANAHEIM

 

WORLDS FINITE CEREBUS #1

(W) Dave Sim, Sandeep Atwal (A) Dave Sim, Gustave Dore (CA) Sandeep Atwal

Can Batvark, Homophobe, be coerced into have a boy sidekick like on the cover? Spoiler Warning: No. Features Super-Cerebus, Batvark and-Vark-Mite? (or whatever the kid's name is); Trick or Treat; Psychosomatic (1863); Cerebus' Self-Help Book; Cyclothymia (1923); Product Placement; Maxwell and Mortimer's Covers Band; "The Cerebus Foundation" and more! 24pgs, B&W (1 of 1)     SRP: $4.00

 

++++++++++ABRAMS COMICARTS

 

BIZARRE ROMANCE HC   JAN181087

(W) Audrey Niffenegger (A/CA) Eddie Campbell

Internationally bestselling author of The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger, and graphic artist Eddie Campbell, of such seminal works as From Hell by Alan Moore, collaborate on a wonderfully bizarre collection that celebrates and satirizes love of all kinds. With 16 different stories told through illustrated prose or comic panels, the couple explores the idiosyncratic nature of relationships in a variety of genres from fractured fairy tales to historical fiction to paper dolls. With Niffenegger's sharp, imaginative prose and Campbell's diverse comic styles, Bizarre Romance is the debut collection by two of the most important storytellers of our time.

Available only in the United States, Canada, and U.S. Territories.   HC, 7x9, 168pgs, FC  SRP: $24.99

 

+++++++++++ABSTRACT STUDIOS

 

MOTOR GIRL OMNIBUS SC   JAN181088

(W/A/CA) Terry Moore

When a UFO crashes into Samantha's junkyard, she is happy to make repairs and send the little visitors on their way. But E.T. is smitten with the Marine veteran and now an industrial giant wants to buy the land to install their anti-UFO weapon. With the help of her buddy Mike, a 600lb. gorilla, Sam is always prepared to defend those who can't defend themselves, but who will save Sam from the PTSD and shrapnel that threaten her life? To survive, Sam must ultimately face the greatest battle of her life - reality. Available in softcover and hardcover editions.

SC, 7x10, 200pgs, B&W   SRP: $27.99

 

 

 

 

++++++++++ACTION LAB

 

ACTIONVERSE TP VOL 01 STRAY ROTTWEILER YEARS   JAN181092

(W) Vito Delsante (A) Sean Izaakse & Various (CA) Sean Izaakse, Wilson Ramos

Since his debut in 2015, fans have wanted to know more about Stray's past. And now the secrets can be told! While Stray investigates the death of a young boy, he learns the assassin has a connection to the creation of the TeenAegis. What is Ingenue's plan? And can a collection of the world's greatest heroes stop her? Collects Stray Volume Two #1-6. SC, 192pgs, FC    $14.99

 

GHOUL SCOUTS TWEENAGE WEREWOLF #1

(W) Steve Bryant (A) Mark Stegbauer, Jason Millet (CA) Jason Millet, Mark Stegbauer

A new menace stalks Full Moon Hollow (Paranormal Capital of the World), and that means it's up to the Ghoul Scouts to save the day! Check out the comic that Mark Waid calls "Smart and sharp and military-grade enjoyable!" 32pgs, FC  SRP: $3.99

 

GINGERDEAD MAN MEETS EVIL BONG #1 (MR)

(W) Brockton McKinney (A/CA) Sergio Rios

The bad batch is back! The soul of a serial killer with the body of a cookie! It's the Gingerdead Man, and this time he's set his beady little candy eyes on a California headshop! High and die, brah! But little does he know it's under the protection of Eebee the Evil Bong, a cursed artifact who wants to cast his crunchy body into the magical realm of BongWorld! The bloodshed and stoned heads begins here! 32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99

 

SUBSPECIES #1 (MR)

(W) Cullen Bunn, Jimmy Johnston (A/CA) Daniel Jay Logan

Michelle survived being attacked by the vampire Radu, defeated him on more than one occasion, and has been living with the fallout for years. Her life forever changed since she was infected by him, she has adjusted to her existence as a creature of the night. Now, though, the unthinkable has happened. Radu has resurfaced, only now there appears to be five incarnations of the fiendish vampire! 32pgs, FC  SRP: $3.99

 

VAMPBLADE SEASON 3 #1 (MR)

(W) Jason Martin (A/CA) Marcello Costa

Other-dimensional vampire slaying comic shop owner Katie Carva literally reboots when the Vampblades transplant an alternate dimension version of Detroit to replace her recently destroyed city! Now Katie must survive the Glarkian space vampire invasion all over again plus deal with a second version of herself that came along for the ride! It's double the Vampblade, double the fun! The hit series reboots with a new artist! 32pgs, FC   $4.99

 

VAMPBLADE TP VOL 06 WORLD WAR DETROIT (MR)   JAN181128

(W) Jason Martin (A) Marco Maccagni (CA) Winston Young

After her adventures with the Danger Doll Squad, it's time for Katie to get back to her life at the comic shop. Not! Turns out her sworn enemies, the nasty Glarkian other-dimensional invaders, strike back with an even deadlier next level assault! Now Katie and her comic shop crew must defend Detroit from an all-out alien invasion! Collects issues #9-12 from season two of the hit Danger Zone series!   SC, 128pgs, FC      SRP: $14.99

 

 

 

 

++++++++++AFTERSHOCK COMICS

 

AFTERSHOCK SHOCK HC   JAN181139

(W) Neil Gaiman (A) Michael Zulli

AfterShock Comics continues to push boundaries by presenting its very first anthology collection featuring a slew of today's top writers and artists. Presented in the European Album format (same as the recent Animosity: the Rise hardcover for LCSD), this handsome hardcover features the creative talents of Neil Gaiman, Michael Zulli, Charles Vess, Michael Gaydos, Andy Clarke, Andrew Robinson, Mike Carey, Jim Starlin, Phil Hester, Paul Jenkins, Dalibor Talajic, Bill Willingham, Travis Moore, Brian Azzarello, Francesco Francavilla, Cullen Bunn, Marc Guggenheim, Marguerite Bennett, Frank Tieri, Brian Stelfreeze and more! Cover art by John Cassaday! From the multiple Eisner and Havery Award-nominated editor of the classic Negative Burn anthology series. HC, 7x10, 160pgs, FC      SRP: $34.99

 

BETROTHED #1

(W) Sean Lewis (A/CA) Steve Uy

Welcome to the world of Betrothed! Kieron and Tamara are both seniors at the same high school. They've never paid much attention to each other, even though they are the only kids at school who are orphans. On the eve of their eighteenth birthdays, they discover a lifelong secret: in a dimension far away, they are each the leader of an army that is at war with one another... and what's more, when they turn eighteen, they're to be Betrothed or Fight to the Death! From writer Sean Lewis (The Few) and artist Steve Uy (Uncanny X-Men, Avengers Initiative, Grumpy Cat) comes a sci-fi series with a fun mix of Archie and Saga, that had to be told at AfterShock! 32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?  It is the east, and Veronica is the sun Marko, you putz.

 

 

UNHOLY GRAIL TP VOL 01   JAN181151

Arthur Pendragon was the king of all Britain. His story is legendary. Merlin. The Lady of the Lake. Excalibur. Camelot. The Knights of the Round Table. But these stories are bright lies painted over the truth. Here is presented the gospel of Arthur's bloody rise to power and his unholy reign. The legend of King Arthur is not the stuff of legends, but the fuel of nightmares. As Arthur descends into darkness, is there any lingering hope that he still might do something good? From writer Cullen Bunn (Uncanny X-Men, Deadpool) and artist Mirko Colak (Punisher) comes a Lovecraftian take on the Arthurian legend that HAD to be told at AfterShock! SC, 7x10, 120pgs, FC      SRP: $14.99

 

BLACK EYED KIDS TP VOL 03 (MR)   JAN181152

(W) Joe Pruett (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Francesco Francavilla

As the creepy, devilish children began to take over this sleepy little town, a small group of survivors find themselves brought together by mysteries from their past that link them all surprisingly together. Who lives? Who dies?  Whose betrayal changes everything? Collecting issues 11-15 of the critically-acclaimed series. Written by Eisner winner Joe Pruett and illustrated by Szymon Kudranski. SC, 120pgs, FC      SRP: $14.99

 


 

++++++++++ALTERNA COMICS

 

TINSELTOWN #1 (OF 5)

(W) David Lucarelli (A/CA) Henry Ponciano

In 1915, Abigail Moore became one of the first female police officers in Hollywood. But beneath the glamorous surface of Tinseltown beats a rotten heart full of corruption, greed, and lies, and Abigail's about to dive head-first into all of it. (STL073451)

32pgs, FC (1 of 5)      SRP: $1.50

In 1915, Hollywood was not yet "tinseltown". The original Birth of a Nation was released that year, and studios were still reluctant to publicize the stars' names (lest they realize they had drawing power and were therefore demand bigger salaries). Furthermore, the most scandalous thing about that time was how "instigators" disrupted or outright prevented showings of Griffith's masterpiece.
Scandalous only if you happen to be a Byron de la Beckwith fan. The real rot at the bottom of the Hollywood fruit basket only started to show up in the early 1920's, with the Fatty Arbuckle case and with situations like those of Wallace Beery and William Desmond Taylor. Actors like Arbuckle, Chaplin, Fairbanks and Pickford were just beginning to become known, commanding the public's interest and the studios' money. Come to think of it, "Abagail Moore" may well be counted as one of the first female police officers: The only Hollywood law enforcement types anyone ever heard of in those days were the Keystone Cops, and they were all male.

 

ZERO JUMPER #1 (OF 4)

(W/A/CA) Patrick Mulholland

An ancient power source that can manipulate space and time is buried deep on a barren world and Juno, the last human, must embark on a dangerous journey to find it. Her mission is simple: go back in time and save humanity from extinction. The cost? Her life.    32pgs, FC (1 of 4)     SRP: $1.50

 

 

++++++++++AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY

 

THE THREE STOOGES TP VOL 02   JAN181157

(W) S.A. Check (A) Brendon Fraim, Brian Fraim

Get more nyuks for your bucks with The Three Stooges Vol 2 Graphic Novel collection! America's favorite funnymen are back with the first comic book series that captures the likeness of Moe, Larry, and Curly! These all new adventures present The Three Stooges unique brand of wit and slapstick to a new generation of fans. Celebrate April Fool's Day the Stooges way with this 144 page graphic novel collecting The Three Stooges Merry Stoogemas, The Three Stooges April Fools Day Special, The Three Stooges TV Time, The Three Stooges Halloween Stoogetacular, and packed with extra fun parody ads, interviews, classic comics, and even more Stooge goodness. (STL068044)

SC, 144pgs, FC    SRP: $19.99

Back in the 70's, we'd visit friends Steve and Dianne in Toronto, and every once in a while end up at Steve's parents' house for Sunday brunch. Often in attendance was Steve's brother, David, one of Canada's underachievers. David wasn't stupid by any means, but he was fixated on the Three Stooges. We were once "fortunate" enough to experience a Stooges matinee on TV with David in attendance. He recited every line in sync with the movie, kinda like a totally obsessive Rocky Horror fan Apparently David could do this for all the Stooge flicks, not just one.
David's most important job, by the way, was as a "commercial cop" for a cross-Canada clothing boutique chain I'll call "Rivets". Rivets would contract with radio stations to air a commercial at (say) sometime between 12:30 and 1:00 in the afternoon. David would sit there with two radios and his tape recorder ready. The radios were tuned to the a commercial radio station and the CBC(?) time signal station: Just before the hour, every hour, the time signal station  would announce" "The beginning of the long dash following ten seconds of silence will indicate exactly 1:00PM Eastern Standard time." (or whatever). He'd start the tape recording a minute or so before the hour. If a Rivets commercial came on and ran through the time signal, well, it didn't all air between 1230 and 1:00. Some of it aired after 1:00:00, and Rivets refused to pay: The station had failed to run the thing during the contracted period. David got paid something like $25-$30 every time he caught them, something that would happen two or three times a week. He said it was enough for him, he was quite accepting of this, his sole source of income.
Boy, and they say millennials are hopeless underachievers?

I betcha David would go ballistic if some letterer made a mistake on this book and had Larry yelling "Hey Joe! Hey Joe!"
...and if you want to know where you might hear a Fine rendition of "Hey Joe, Hey Joe!", just head North out of Manhattan on the 87, cross the Tappan Zee bridge, and there you are: Nyack Nyack Nyack...

 

WIDOW ARCHIVES: THE SERIES #1 (MR)

(W/A) Mike Wolfer

One of the premiere erotic/horror "bad girls" of the 1990's is back, in the original adventures that endeared her to a generation of indy comics readers: The woman-spider known as "Widow"! In this all-new printing of her classic tales of terror, romance, and extreme violence, sex, and gore, the seemingly innocent Emma weaves her spell over a secluded, Caribbean island and two shipwrecked FBI agents who have stumbled upon the secret, scientific lab of her father, Langford Harrow. In the steaming, island jungle, a hideous, half-human/half-spider mutation with a taste for human flesh is on the loose, but it is Emma's ties to the beast that turn this tale of deception, murder, and monsters into an absolute nightmare of horror. For mature readers only! 32pgs, B&W      SRP: $3.99

 

 

+++++++++AMIGO COMICS

 

BIG NATE SILENT BUT DEADLY TP   JAN181192

(W/A/CA) Lincoln Peirce

Everyone's favorite sixth grader is back for more misadventures, and Big Nate: Silent But Deadly smells like a winner! Whether he's showing the ropes to a detention rookie, campaigning for the Student of the Month Award, or writing hilarious movie reviews for The Weekly Bugle, Nate Wright never fails to make his mark at P.S. 38. But middle school's no bed of roses. In fact, sometimes it just plain stinks. Just ask the Great Nose-ini! Nate's alter ego with a sense for scents can smell trouble a mile away - or at the very next desk. Was that you, Gina? (STL072951) (C: 0-1-0)

SC, 6x9, 176pgs, FC     SRP: $9.99

 

 

 

HEAVENLY NOSTRILS CHRONICLE GN V-7 UNICORN MANY HATS   JAN181193

(W/A/CA) Dana Simpson

Marigold Heavenly Nostrils is no ordinary unicorn. She has Wi-Fi-enabled appendages. She's the most enchanted babysitter of all time. She's published numerous scholarly articles on the "shimmering" versus "glimmering" debate. She is, in short, a unicorn of many hats. Phoebe and her exceptional hooved pal are back in this all-new collection of comics! Laugh alongside the lovable duo as they question the idea of "coolness," gain a deeper appreciation for the power of friendship, and put off summer reading assignments for as long as physically possible. SC, 6x9, 176pgs, B&W    SRP: $9.99

 

 

++++++++++AMRYL ENTERTAINMENT

 

CAVEWOMAN RETURN TO LABYRINTH #1 (OF 2) CVR A (MR)

After the brutal battle with Ankha's new super team, Meriem, Carrie and Mona realize if they want to defeat their new adversaries they need weapons they can only get from one place - The Labyrinth! An underground military complex that is as mysterious as it is dangerous, they have been there before. Not everyone comes out of this alive! 7x10, 24pgs, B&W (1 of 2) $3.99

 

 

 

++++++++++ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS

 

VAMPIRONICA #1

(W) Greg Smallwood, Megan Smallwood (A/CA) Greg Smallwood

NEW ONGOING SERIES! When Veronica is bitten by a centuries-old vampire, her thirst for blood threatens to turn Riverdale into a haven for the undead. Will she put an end to the vampire threat or give in to her blood lust? (STL074669)

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

RIVERDALE TP VOL 02   JAN181219

(W) Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Various (A) Elliot Fernandez & Various (CA)  Photo

From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the CW's Riverdale comes the second collection of the comic book set in the universe of the SMASH HIT TV series. RIVERDALE VOL. 2 collects issues 4-8 of the ongoing series.    SC, 7x10, 144pgs, FC  SRP: $17.99

 

 

YOUR PAL ARCHIE TP VOL 01   JAN181238

(W) Ty Templeton (A) Dan Parent, Ty Templeton (CA) Dan Parent

Classic-style Archie makes his return in this ALL-NEW, ALL-AGES collection from Ty Templeton and Dan Parent! Join Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and all your favorite characters from Riverdale as they embark on fun-filled adventures and high school hijinks! 7x10, 112pgs, FC    SRP: $17.99

 

ARCHIE 1000 PAGE COMICS TREASURY TP   JAN181239

(W/A)  Various (CA) Dan Parent

NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL COLLECTION! We've unearthed a treasure trove of over 1000 pages of Archie's best and brightest stories!

SC, 5x7, 1000pgs, FC    SRP: $14.99

 

 

JAN181243

WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #77

(W) Angelo Decesare (A) Bill Galvan (CA) Bill Golliher

On Sale: 3/28 ò 192-page (STL074652)

Digest, 192pgs, FC      SRP: $6.99

 

 

++++++++++ASPEN MLT INC

 

JIRNI TP VOL 02 NEW HORIZONS   JAN181245

(W) J. T. Krul (A) V Kenneth Marion

The world of Jirni launches into uncharted territory as Ara's epic story continues! Ara has returned and has left more than her homeland behind, as her journey takes her to sea long with Boro and his band of pirates. However, what great and terrible secrets-and danger-await Ara in the distant horizon during her search for her mother? Will she be able to survive the experience? Prepare to experience a tale of fantasy and wonder without boundaries! Created and written by J.T. Krul (All New Soulfire, Fathom, Teen Titans, Green Arrow), with pencils by V. Ken Marion (All New Soulfire, Green Lantern Corps), this second volume of the smash hit series will show you and amazing new world of excitement and adventure! Including a complete cover gallery and a whole lot more, this second Jirni trade paperback is not to be missed! SC, 7x10, 128pgs, FC      SRP: $12.99

 

JIRNI VOLUME 3 #1

Follow Ara through a fantastical world of high-adventure! 32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

 

MINDFIELD TP VOL 01   JAN181253

(W) J. T. Krul (A) Alex Konat

In the hopes of developing the ultimate wiretapping system against the War on Terror, the CIA has reached into their own history for answers. Reviving the failed MK-ULTRA program from the 1950's, the CIA implements experimentation with hallucinogenic substances in order to create a squad of "enlightened" agents with acute telepathic abilities. Connor, Erika, Isaac and Kaseem represent this new breed of government agent: able to read any situation-as well as any mind! While this new Agency team struggles with their psychic conditions from the fallout of possessing such power, a new threat emerges, determined to bring the United States crashing down into flames-all in the name of revolution!

From the mind of New York Times Best-Selling author J.T. Krul (Michael Turner's Fathom, Jirni) along with art by Alex Konat (Michael Turner's Fathom, Eternal Soulfire), this thrilling mini-series also features special back-up case files by Krul and Lori "Cross" Hanson (Executive Assistant: Assassins) with colors by Siya Oum (Lola XOXO)! Including a complete cover gallery and a whole lot more, the Mindfield vol 1 trade paperback is a must for any comic book fan! SC, 7x10, 216pgs, FC  SRP: $19.99

 

PSYCHO BONKERS TP VOL 01   JAN181254

Crack the speed barrier wide open with PSYCHO BONKERS! Join Shine, a young but unyielding teenage girl, as she races to find the true story behind the tragedy that wrecked her family and shattered the sport of Bonk Racing to its core. Along with her trusted robot technician, Gabbo, and her sentient Bonk Racer car, Shiza, Shine will discover that learning the truth about her future is as dangerous as the tragic past she is trying to forget! Told in a series of legs within the race of all races-the Super Bonk Rally, this thrilling series spans amazing landscapes and death-defying terrain, as these racers go PSYCHO BONKERS! Collecting together Aspen's first full-length all-

ages series in its entirety, this amazing trade paperback includes a comprehensive cover gallery, concept art, and a whole lot more. Don't miss out on the series that redefines what it means to go full throttle! SC, 7x10, 112pgs, FC      SRP: $9.99

 

 

++++++++++AVATAR PRESS INC

 

CROSSED PLUS 100 MIMIC #1 (MR)

(W) Christos N. Gage, Patrick Shand (A) Emiliano Urdinola, Raulo Caceres (CA) Gabriel Andrade

Crossed is back with a giant-size new series!  The world of Crossed +100 was created by Alan Moore and introduced us to an entire civilization and language set one hundred years after the Crossed outbreak devoured humanity.  Now Christos Gage delves into that future with MIMIC, as one of Beau Salt's disciples invades a military base to pick apart the best and brightest.  Each issue also has a second feature as writer Pat Shand teams up with artist Raulo Caceres to deliver a chapter of AMERICAN HISTORY X, based on the events Moore spotlighted as key points in the saga. Available with a sizzling array of covers:  Regular by Gabriel Andrade, History X Wraparound and American History X by Raulo Caceres, Fatal Fantasy and Hellish Homage by Renato Camilo, and Ms Mayhem by Christian Zanier.  48pgs, FC   SRP: $5.99

 

 

++++++++++BLACK MASK COMICS

 

 

BREATHLESS #1

(W) Patrick Shand (A) Renzo Rodriguez

It's Buffy the Vampire Slayer if the villains were big pharma. Scout Turner works as a cryptozoologist, examining and cataloguing supernatural creatures for scientific purposes. When she discovers the cure for asthma in the venom of a new breed of monster, she quickly finds herself on the run from Kenilworth Pharmaceuticals and the monsters that they've hired to kill her. With no one by her side but her clueless assistant, a morally ambiguous succubus, and her geriatric dog, Scout goes on the run... but in a world controlled by money and drugs, can she escape the reaching claws of a medical monopoly? From Pat Shand (Destiny NY, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Renzo Rodriguez (Hellchild) comes this healthcare horror story about the monsters creeping in the dark- human or not... 7x10, 36pgs, FC  $3.99

 

 

BILLIONAIRE KILLERS #1 (MR)

(W) Matteo Pizzolo (A) Soo Lee

What if the children of the .0001% reject their family legacies of global brutality and tear down the billionaire patriarchy? The new ongoing series BILLIONAIRE KILLERS returns to the  provocative world of YOUNG TERRORISTS for a standalone story about corruption, conspiracy, and what happens when the next  generation vows to burn it all down. We live in an age where the CEO of ExxonMobil can be America's Secretary Of State. A hedge fund manager worth $300 million is the Secretary Of The Treasury. A lawyer who sued the EPA 14 times is head of the EPA. In BILLIONAIRE KILLERS, the children of elites discover their fathers are not just titans of finance and politics, but grand masters of international crime empires spanning corrupt governments, arms manufacturers, international banks, and even terrorist groups. From writer Matteo Pizzolo [CALEXIT, YOUNG TERRORISTS] and your new favorite artist Soo Lee [FANTOMAH] comes a family saga about an elder generation that went to extreme lengths for power, and the younger generation forced to look at the parents they love and reject the bloodied legacy handed down to them. It's a world where the President stops even bothering to hide the fact that America is ruled by corporations; a world where the next generation declares: enough. (STL074847)

MATURE THEMES

7x10, 36pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

YOUNG TERRORISTS TP (MR)   JAN181307

From the creators of CALEXIT, Young Terrorists is the twisted grimoire of political destruction that Justin Partridge at Newsarama called "incendiary, super-crazy, and razor-sharp... exactly the kind of pissed-off spectacle we deserve right now." A young heiress discovers her father is part of a tyrannical new world order. She vows to burn his whole empire down. Collects Part 1 and Part 2 plus the FCBD Special. (STL075631)

SC, 7x10, 244pgs, FC    SRP: $13.99

 

 

++++++++++BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT

 

WARCRAFT SUNWELL TRILOGY TP VOL 01 DRAGON HUNT   JAN181308

(W) Richard A. Knaak (A) Jae-Hwan Kim

Following the battle of Mount Hyjal, the free races of Azeroth are beginning to rebuild. The fragile peace is threatened when an ancient power source emanates throughout the land, and all eyes turn in search of its source. Kalecgyos, a member of the decimated race of blue dragons, is sent on a clandestine quest to the Elven Kingdom of Quel'Thalas to find answers. Pursued by both a vengeful Dwarven bounty hunter and forces of the Undead Scourge, Kalec finds his fate bound to a beautiful peasant girl with secrets of her own. (STL074068) (C: 0-1-0)

SC, 5x7, 168pgs, B&W    SRP: $12.95

 

Did you know...
That Baron Julian Byng, Lord Byng of Vimy and ontime Governor-General of Canada (the man after whom the fabled high school on St.Urbain St. is named), in keeping with his dignified and militarily appropriate bearing, had a nickname when he was a student at Eton? He and his two brothers were called Byngo, Bango, and Bungo.  Might as well be Yakko Wakko and Dot. While at Eton, "our" Byng, Bungo took up, and became quite proficient at playing (of course) the banjo. Now I doubt that he got to be as good as those New Jersey kids, the "Sleepy Man Banjo Boys" (Youtube them- you'll be happy you did), but if he taught just one of his brothers to play, they could have been "Byngo Bungo Banjo Boys". Alliteration is my life.
Nowadays he's pretty much forgotten, but his wife is remembered every year when the NHL awards the cup she contributed, the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, to the player showing the best combination of skill and sportsmanship that season.
And that's enough of this Bingo Bango Bungo Banjo blather. Time to get on to

 

++++++++++BONGO COMICS

 

BART SIMPSON BUST UP GN   JAN181310

(W) Matt Groening

Is it possible? America's favorite pre-teen becomes the most hated boy in Springfield. But living life on the edge is nothing new to Bart Simpson. See Bart partner up with Ralph Wiggum when he joins the Kid Cops, compete in the brutal (and peanut brittle) world of school fundraising, challenge Nelson Muntz for the affections of the new girl in town, and much more!

SC, 7x10, 128pgs, FC    SRP: $16.99

 

 

++++++++++BOOM! STUDIOS

 

LUCY DREAMING #1

(W) Max Bemis (A/CA) Michael Dialynas

üMax Bemis ( Moon Knight writer and lead singer of Say Anything) and Michael Dialynas ( The Woods ) present a sweeping, coming-of-age fantasy about living your dreams.literally. In her dreams, Lucy is the hero of all her favorite stories, living each night as a grand adventure. These journeys will teach her more about herself and the real world around her than she ever expected! (STL073873) NOTE: Available only in the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, and the U.K.   SC, 32pgs, FC  SRP: $3.99

 

DODGE CITY #1

(W) Josh Trujillo (A/CA) Cara McGee

Josh Trujillo ( Adventure Time ) and Cara McGee ( Over the Garden Wall ) team up for a new series about then high-energy chaos of competitive dodgeball! Tomas is the newest member of the Jazz Pandas dodgeball team, and heüfs got a certain knack for keeping an eye on on the ball (or several!). üHowever, he is new, untested, and still not quite part of the team. But if the Jazz Pandas want to make it to summer regional championships theyüfll have to pull together and learn to work as a team. (STL073871) NOTE: Available only in the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, and the U.K.

SC, 32pgs, FC     SRP: $3.99

 

NUCLEAR WINTER ORIGINAL GN JAN181325

(W/A/CA) Caroline Breault

? It's been nine years since an accident at a nuclear power plant plunged Montreal into an eternal winter; the city is now blanketed 365 days a year in radioactive snow. ? Life goes on for folks like Flavie Beaumont, a mail courier on snowmobile who's carved out a pretty normal life for herself despite mutant crushes, eclectic urban fauna, and unrelenting meteorological events of unprecedented force.

It turns out surviving nuclear winter is hard- but surviving your twenties is even harder!

This original graphic novel is perfect for fans of Giant Days. (STL073956) (C: 0-1-2) NOTE: Available only in the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, and the U.K.

SC, 6x9, 96pgs, FC      SRP: $9.99

 

DODO ORIGINAL GN   JAN181326

(W/A/CA) Felipe Nunes

When Lailaüfs parents split up, Laila doesn't understand why her life has changed, and why her dad never comes by anymore. Lonely and confused, Laila ends up befriending a strange bird that lives in the park by her house. Her friendship with this bird, a dodo named Ralph, takes Laila on a journey she never expected and shows her things about her own world she had never noticed before. "Dodo is a story made for children, like me, who grew up with divorced parents, spent hours in front of the TV, and learned to deal with loneliness from by yourself. We always find a way to fill in the empty spaces in our lives, (STL073878) (C: 0-1-2) NOTE: Available only in the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, and the U.K.

SC, 6x9, 80pgs, FC      SRP: $9.99

 

RUGRATS TP VOL 01   JAN181327

(W) Box Brown, Pranas T. Naujokaitis (A) Lisa DuBois (CA) Jorge Corona

 Hang on to your diapies, babies! BOOM! Studio teams up with Nickelodeon to present all-new Rugrats adventures with the most intrepid toddlers to ever bust out of a playpen.Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, and Lil have noticed something - they are being watched. Somehow their parents can see every little thing they can do. They're going to have to find a way to have fun while avoiding the electronic eyes of the babycam! Features a world-war-Cynthia story by Pranas Naujokaitis ( Laffy Meal, Adventure Time: Ice King). Collects issues #1-4. (STL073960) (C: 0-1-2)

SC, 6x9, 112pgs, FC     SRP: $14.99

 

MECH CADET YU GN VOL 01   JAN181343

(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Takeshi Miyazawa

Once a year, giant robots from outer space come to Earth and bond with young cadets from the elite Sky Corps Academy to defend the world from the terrifying aliens known as the Sharg. Itüfs a great honor to be chosen, but this year...well, the wrong kid was picked.

Greg Pak ( Totally Awesome Hulk ) and Takeshi Miyazawa ( Ms. Marvel ) team up for an action-packed and heartfelt underdog story about the true makings of heroism and friendship in the face of overwhelming odds.

Collects issues #1-4 and an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of Mech Cadet Yu, including the comic short story that inspired the series. SC, 7x10, 128pgs, FC  SRP: $14.99

 

 

SONS OF ANARCHY REDWOOD TP VOL 03 (MR)   JAN1813

(W) Ollie Masters (A) Lucas Werneck (CA) Chris Brunner

When Jax is kidnapped by a group of gangsters, the club must rally together to find him by any means necessary, even if it means partnering with enemies of SAMCRO.

Writer Ollie Masters (Snow Blind, The Kitchen ) and artist Lucas Werneck ( Saban's Power Rangers Aftershock ) continue the authorized prologue to Kurt Sutter's critically acclaimed television series Sons of Anarchy , depicting Jax Teller's first year as a SAMCRO prospect. SC, 112pgs, FC SRP: $16.99

 

UNSOUND GN   JAN181351

(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Jack Cole

Eisner Award-nominated writer Cullen Bunn ( Harrow County, The Empty Man ) is joined by brilliant newcomer artist Jack T. Cole to present a surreal psychological horror series that will have you questioning what it is to truly be crazy-

Ever since she was little, all Ashli wanted was to help people. It's why she went to nursing school, and it's why she signed up for the vacant position at Saint Cascia, despite the psychiatric hospital's less-than-sterling reputation.

But when strange occurrences begin in the midst of her very first day on the job, Ashli is forced to escape through the labyrinthine bowels of the asylum to not only help her fellow nurses, but to save herself.

"There is nothing else like this book on the stands now or perhaps ever. It stands on its own as an unparalleled horror comic that will have you frightened to turn the page, yet eager to do it to see what happens next. You will not be able to put it down, partly because it might not let you." - Horror Talk SC, 7x10, 160pgs, FC     SRP: $19.99

 

 

MISFIT CITY TP VOL 02   JAN181365

(W) Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith, Kurt Lustgarten (A/CA) Naomi Franquiz

After discovering a secret entrance to the caves at Bootlegger's Bluff and finding Captain Denby still alive, the next volume of Misfit City will follow Wilder, Macy, Dot, and Karma as they continue the hunt for Black Mary's treasure. (STL073951) (C: 0-1-2)

SC, 7x10, 112pgs, FC    SRP: $14.99

 

ADVENTURE TIME BMO BONANZA #1 JAN181371

(W) Laura Langston & Various (A) Laura Langston (CA) Meredith McClaren

It's springtime in the land of Ooo and BMO is ready to celebrate! This special one-shot features short stories centered around everyone's favorite sentient gaming system. (STL073734) (C: 1-0-0) NOTE: Available only in the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, and the U.K.   SC, 32pgs, FC      SRP: $7.99

             BMO? WTF? I have no clue whatsoever.

 

ADVENTURE TIME REGULAR SHOW TP    JAN181378

(W) Conor McCreery (A) Mattia Di Meo (CA) Phil Murphy

Harvey and Joe Shuster Award-nominated writer Conor McCreery ( Kill Shakespeare ) and newcomer illustrator Mattia di Meo present a crossover for the ages in this mash-up of two of our favorite Cartoon Network shows!

When a powerful new villain threatens to conquer Adventure Timeüfs Ooo, Princess Bubblegum sends Finn and Jake on a desperate quest to find The Power that can save the land.a power that Skips from Regular Show just happens to be hiding!

Finn and Jakeüfs arrival only exacerbates an existing tension between Mordecai and Rigby, and the trip back to Ooo threatens to tear two sets of bros apartücforever.

Collects the complete limited series.

Adventure Time/Regular Show is a fun crossover event that brings two insane worlds colliding into one another. If youüfre a fan of Adventure Time or Regular Show, youüfll definitely like this comic.üh - Comicosity NOTE: Available only in the USA, US territories, Canada, and UK   .SC, 7x10, 160pgs, FC $19.99

 

 

++++++++++CALIBER ENTERTAINMENT

 

ABOVE & BEYOND GN   JAN181442

(W/A/CA) Don Lomax

Beginning in 2007, noted comic writer and illustrator Don Lomax (Marvel's The Punisher, Caliber Comic's Vietnam Journal) teamed up with Police and Security News magazine to produce the series "Above and Beyond," real life depictions of heroic acts by law enforcement professionals. Contained within these pages are just a few stories of these individuals who have demonstrated selfless bravery and heroic action under the most difficult circumstances and gone above and beyond the call of duty. (STL073527)

SC, 7x10, 106pgs, B&W   SRP: $9.99

 

ASSEMBLERS GN   JAN181443

(W/A/CA) Andy Dudak

October 30th, 2151. Devil's Night. Traditionally the night before Halloween has long been dedicated to spray paint and fire, to the destruction of property for its own sake. And the impulse behind this frenzied "holiday" is alive and well in the 22nd century. But mischief in the futuristic Age of Nanotechnology is complicated. For young vandals Bardo, Shiyu, and Dwyer, visionary tactics may not be enough for perilous alchemy is required. And unleashing such power will bring enemies and open an abyss that could swallow its makers whole! (STL073526)

SC, 7x10, 106pgs, B&W   SRP: $14.99

 

 

 

 

BATTRON TROJAN WOMAN GN   JAN181444

(W/A/CA) Wayne Vansant

From acclaimed comic writer/artist Wayne Vansant (Caliber Comics's Days of Darkness, Days of Wrath, Knights of the Skull). An action/adventure tale of the French Legionnaire soldier, Battron, "a man without a country," who is involved with the liberation of a freebooting French ship, the Martel, from a heavily guarded Vichy French port during World War II. The Allies want the ship destroyed; the Germans have sent serious firepower to save it and keep it afloat. But a critical security leak in British intelligence could jeopardize not only the mission but Battron's life. Explosive WWII action in the African desert. (STL073528)

SC, 7x10, 102pgs, B&W   SRP: $14.99

Wayne Vansant is far from prolific. His projects, though, are always worth the wait.

 

TATTERS GN   JAN181445

(W) Steven P. Jones (A) Aldin Baroza (CA) Stefano Cardoselli

The year is 2050. The United States has suffered from extreme polarization. Factions separated by race, politics, religion, and special interests have turned the melting pot into a jigsaw puzzle. The power of the federal government has been cut and now there are 50 different "state" units of power, each pushing their own agenda. The result is an even greater division among the classes. And in this future a wanderer walks the night, possessed by questions, searching for a woman named Opal, who may have answers. Tatters, as he is known, is guided by the suggestions of a ghost named Saltev, whom he must avenge. But, to do so, he must infiltrate a powerful and mysterious organization called Phase Ten. SC, 7x10, 102pgs, B&W   SRP: $8.99

 

 

++++++++++CHAPTERHOUSE PUBLISHING, INC

 

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++++++++++CINEBOOKS

 

LUCKY LUKE TP VOL 67 BELLE STARR    JAN181456

(W) xavier Fauche (A/CA)  Morris

Arriving at the town of Fort Smith with a prisoner, Lucky Luke is surprised to find a place in turmoil and a thoroughly annoyed sheriff. Belle Starr, a rich ranch owner, keeps posting bail for every bandit arrested in town, with the complicity of a corrupt judge, before recruiting them in her own gang and carrying out various attacks and robberies. Unfortunately, she is also such a pillar of the community that no one believes she could possibly be guilty!   SC, 8x11, 48pgs, FC   SRP: $11.95

 

 

++++++++++CONUNDRUM PRESS

 

BDQ ESSAYS & INTERVIEWS ON QUEBEC COMICS SC   JAN181467

(W) David Blandy, Adam Rutherford (A) Locke Daniel

The comics community in Quebec has long been heralded as unique, blending the clear line aesthetic of Europe with the underground influences of North America. Think Tintin meets R. Crumb. This volume is a companion to the BDANG imprint, to give critical context to the history and breadth of the work. SC, 6x9, 224pgs, B&W    SRP: $25.00

 

 

++++++++++DENT/DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

 

 

GREEN HORNET #1

(W) Amy Chu (A) German Erramouspe (CA) Mike Choi

Britt Reid Jr., the scion of the Daily Sentinel publishing empire, vanishes during a wild party on his friend's yacht. Meanwhile, crime spikes in the streets of Century City with the mysterious criminal/secret vigilante the Green Hornet absent.  It's only a matter of time before SOMEONE puts two and two together, and it's up to Kato, former partner of Britt's father, and his daughter Mulan to protect the city AND the Green Hornet legacy, while finding out what happened to Britt.  Amy Chu (Red Sonja, Poison Ivy, KISS) picks up where Kevin Smith left off with an action packed mystery. 32pgs, FC      SRP: $3.99

 

PATHFINDER SPIRAL OF BONES #1 (OF 5)

(W) Crystal Fraiser, Rob McCreary (A) Tom Garcia, Diego Galindo (CA) Diego Galindo

As the Pathfinder plunge into the history and mysteries below Kaer Maga-the no-holds-barred 'City of Strangers'-Valeros plunges far deeper into the great beyond, defending his immortal soul in the courts of the dead! From Pathfinder author Crystal Frasier comes this scintillating tale of life, death, and what lingers when we're gone. Bonus: Starfinder backup story! Thousands of years in Pathfinder's future, the Starfinder Society spreads adventure across the solar system!   40pgs, FC (1 of 5) $4.99

 

GREEN HORNET 66 MEETS SPIRIT TP    JAN181550

(W) Fred Van Lente (A) Ty Templeton (CA) Mike Allred, Laura Allred

Another challenge for THE GREEN HORNET, his aide KATO, and their rolling arsenal, THE BLACK BEAUTY! On police records a wanted criminal, THE GREEN HORNET is really Britt Reid, owner/publisher of The Daily Sentinel. Reid and Kato have traveled to Central City to participate in the futuristic World's Fair, to get the skinny on the "Newspaper of Tomorrow," a device capable of predicting headlines before events happen! But isn't that a dangerous power for the press to wield- and say, who's that blue-suited skulker in the shadows? SC, 112pgs, FC SRP: $19.99

 

MAGNUS BETWEEN TWO WORLDS TP   JAN181560

(W) Kyle Higgins (A/CA) Jorge Fornes

Do humans dream of owning electric sheep? Artificial intelligences, rather than becoming our overlords, have settled into an uneasy symbiosis with humanity - they work for us as our colleagues and servants, earning vacation-time they spend in a boundless digital universe running on human-maintained server farms.

But not all AIs are cool with the deal. Enter Magnus - a human psychologist tasked with navigating both worlds in order to bring recalcitrant AIs back into productive society... (STL065015)

SC, 144pgs, FC    SRP: $19.99

 

 

 

++++++++++DARBY POP PUBLISHING

 

BRUCE LEE WALK OF THE DRAGON ONE SHOT

(W) Shannon Lee & Various (A) Brandon McKinney, Zac Atkinson (CA) John Haun

Philosopher/teacher/real-life superhero Bruce Lee is back. And, let's be honest, the world needs him now more than ever. Taking a brief respite from battling an otherworldly evil, Bruce Lee attempts to navigate modern-day Southern California despite still suffering from amnesia and having been "out of the loop" for over 45 years. Unfortunately, what was supposed to be a simple "lunch run" soon turns into a comedy of errors involving mistaken identity, a Film Festival," and the pokey.  And despite never being one to initiate fisticuffs, Bruce continues to find it difficult to both hide his martial arts skills - and keep his shirt on. 32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99

 

 

++++++++++DAVID FICKLING BOOKS

Look, just read the fickling things, willya?

 

MEGA ROBO BROS GN  JAN181592

(W/A/CA) Neil Cameron

A ridiculously fun, action-packed graphic novel about two robot brothers who take turns saving the world of the future - when they're not fighting each other or being grounded by their parents! London! The future! Alex and Freddy are just like any other brothers. They squabble. They drive their parents crazy. There's only one difference. They're the most powerful robots on Earth! But Alex and Freddy will soon discover that they're not the only super-powered robots around. For an evil robotic mind is making sinister plans, and their lives won't stay peaceful for much longer!    SC, 6x9, 96pgs, FC   SRP: $8.99

Somehow I doubt that this is the same Neil Cameron who is/was a professor at Sir George.

 

 

 

++++++++++DRAWN & QUARTERLY

 

FROM LONE MOUNTAIN GN    JAN181598

(MR) (C: 0-1-2)

(W/A/CA) John Porcellino

John Porcellino makes his love of home and of nature the anchors in an increasingly turbulent world. He slows down and visits the forests, fields, streams, and overgrown abandoned lots that surround every city. He studies the flora and fauna around us. He looks at the overlooked. Porcellino also digs deep into a quintessential American endeavour, the road trip. Uprooting his comfortable life several times in From Lone Mountain, John drives through the country weaving from small town to small town, experiencing America in slow motion, avoiding the sameness of airports and overwhelming hustle of major cities. Grand themes of King-Cat are visited and stated more eloquently than ever before: serendipity, memory, and the quest for meaning in the everyday. SC, 6x9, 304pgs, B&W      SRP: $22.95

If that meandering around thing turns you on, you would probably enjoy reading "Blu Highways" by William Least Heat Moon, which spent close to a year on the NYT bestseller list in the early 1980's, and is all about those "roads less travelled". Inspired by this, Ijust hit Youtube to see if any of the Charles Kuralt "On the Road" episodes from CBS' Sunday Morning are available. Yep. Now Kuralt didn't necessarily stay out of the big cities, but finding the neat nooks and crannies wherever they might be was his forte.
It looks like Porcellino is a kindred spirit to both Kuralt and Least Heat Moon.

VON SPATZ GN (MR)   JAN181599

(W/A/CA) Anna Haifisch

Walt Disney is exhausted both physically and mentally. After a breakdown where he trashes his office, his wife Lilian brings him to a retreat to recover - the Von Spatz Rehabilitation Center. With a campus that includes studio buildings, a gallery, an art supply store, a hot dog booth, and a penguin pool, the clinic is a paradise for artists in crisis. There Disney meets Tomi Ungerer and Saul Steinberg, and together, they embark on a regimen of relaxation and art therapy. Haifisch looks at the fervent drive and crippling insecurities of the average artist and places those same issues on the shoulders of three celebrated 20th century artists. Part study of isolation, part tale of a begrudging camaraderie, daily life at the center mixes with reminiscences from the world outside. SC, 6.5x8.7, 68pgs, FC     SRP: $16.95

 

 

++++++++++FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS

 

 

++++++++++FANFARE

 

 

SUMMIT OF GODS GN VOL 01 (OF 5)   JAN181688

(W) Yumemakura Baku (A/CA) Jiro Taniguchi

Why climb Mount Everest? Englishman George Herbert Leigh Mallory said in reply, "Because it is there" in a March 1923 interview with The New York Times. On his third expedition to the mountain in June 1924, Mallory disappeared on the North-East ridge during his ascent, having been sighted only a few hundred yards from the summit. In 1993, Makoto Fukumachi, photographer for a Japanese expedition, stumbles across an old Kodak camera. Could it be Mallory's camera? (STK393875) (APR090822)

SC, 6x8, 328pgs, B&W (1 of 5) SRP: $25.00

 

SUMMIT OF GODS GN VOL 02 (OF 5)   JAN181689

(W) Yumemakura Baku (A/CA) Jiro Taniguchi

Did the truth about George Mallory's ascent of Everest in 1924 die with him on those unforgiving slopes? Or was the secret buried deep within a simple camera? Photographer Fukamachi seeks the truth of this 75 year-old enigma and enlists the help of fabled mountaineer Habu Joji and his journal to recover the lost history. (STK433363) (SEP108145)

SC, 6x8, 336pgs, B&W (2 of 5) SRP: $25.00

 

SUMMIT OF GODS GN VOL 03 (OF 5)

(W) Yumemakura Baku (A/CA) Jiro Taniguchi

Tsuneo Hase has died in an avalanche attempting to climb K2 solo without oxygen, leaving Jouji Habu alone to face the next big challenge. Habu has disappeared in Nepal, as has the camera that may unlock Everest's mystery, so Japanese photographer Fukamachi has to search anew for the man known as "Venomous Snake" and he draws on an unexpected source for help. (STK447569) (APR121085)

SC, 6x8, 336pgs, B&W (3 of 5) SRP: $25.00

 

SUMMIT OF GODS GN VOL 04 (OF 5)

(W) Yumemakura Baku (A/CA) Jiro Taniguchi

"Climbing is all I have, I climb." Photographer Fukamachi is visiting Habu's home when the felon Mohan turns up demanding the missing Kodak but is foiled when his earlier captor shoots and wounds him. Habu admits that he took the camera from Mallory's body but that there was no film found. He releases the camera to Fukamachi's charge on the understanding that he can only use it after Habu completes his solo climb of Everest's South West face. But Fukamachi is going with him! Taniguchi's realistic art and Baku's tireless script will take you to such heights that mountaineers only dream of.  (MAY131139)    SC, 6x9, 312pgs, B&W (4 of 5)    SRP: $25.00

 

SUMMIT OF GODS GN VOL 05 (OF 5)

(W) Yumemakura Baku (A/CA) Jiro Taniguchi

Ninety years have passed since Mallory and Irvine were last seen alive only a few hundred yards from the then-unconquered summit of the world's highest mountain. The scene is finally set for Habu's challenge of the South West face of Everest in winter, solo and without oxygen. Fukamachi has accompanied him so far but must now descend to base camp and leave the mountain to Habu. Will Habu make the summit? Will Mallory's camera give up its secret? (STK648892) (FEB151449)

SC, 6x9, 304pgs, B&W (5 of 5) SRP: $25.00

 

These books, were in the preparation stages during 2009-2010. The solicitation for volume 2 refers to something that happened in 1924 as a "75 year-old enigma". I suppose figuring out how 24 plus 75 comes out to 110 is an equally enigmatic conundrum.

 

 

+++++++++++JOE BOOKS INC.

 

DISNEY PRINCESS AND THE FROG ONE SHOT

(W/A/CA)  Disney

Experience the magic of Disney The Princess and the Frog retold in vibrant comics drawn by Disney's master artists. Tiana dreams of opening the finest restaurant in New Orleans, but when she meets a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, her plans take a detour as a fateful kiss leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana. 32pgs, FC SRP: $4.99

 

 

DISNEY PRINCESS AND FROG STORY OF MOVIE IN COMICS YA GN   JAN181752

Wish on the Evening Star. Tiana dreams of opening the finest restaurant in New Orleans, but when she meets a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, her plans take a detour as a fateful kiss leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana. Experience the magic of Disney The Princess and the Frog retold in this magical graphic novel adaptation. SC, 6x9, 56pgs, FC  SRP: $5.99

 

 

++++++++++KEENSPOT ENTERTAINMENT

 

FRUIT NINJA FRENZY FORCE #1

(W) Joe Casey & Various (A) Mike Rosenzweig (CA) Remy Eisu Mokhtar

Four modern-day Fruit Ninjas rise to rediscover the long lost art of Juice Jitsu! Their mission:  to unlock hidden powers through the slicing of fruit and to protect their neighbours from bizarre villains they never knew existed! In this fruity first issue, the Frenzy Force battle their first real-life enemy, an ancient ninja with a score to settle. Based on the hit animated series (the first episode alone had over 16 million viewers) spinning off of the second highest-selling mobile game of all time with over 1 billion downloads. Cover A features a bonus animation cel cover on the flipside! 7x10, 32pgs, FC   SRP: $4.99

 


 

++++++++++LION FORGE

 

INFINITY 8 #1

(W) Lewis Trondheim,  Zep (A/CA) Dominique Bertail

A city sized space cruiser runs into a field of debris between galaxies, and it is up to the ship's top eight security agents to figure out how to circumnavigate it. Investigating eight different parallel timelines, the agents uncover multiple plots that together could spell the end of the ship's massive interspecies population

The debut of a far out, pulpy, sci fi series of parallel adventures in the tongue in cheek tradition of the original Heavy Metal, but for a new generation.

Eight different 3 issue arcs explore each of the agents parallel investigations, each by a different creative team of the most popular creators in France: Lewis Trondheim, Olivier Vatine Zep, Dominique Bertail, Fabien Vehlmann, Balez, Kris, Trystram, De Felici, and Boulet.

Each 3 issue arc is self contained, but together they unravel the larger mystery. Conceived and directed by the legendary Lewis Trondheim and Olivier Vatine. 7x10, 32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

PUERTO RICO STRONG SC   JAN181776

(W) Vita Ayala (A) Rosa Colon, Naomi Franquiz

Puerto Rico Strong is a comics anthology that explores what it means to be Puerto Rican and the diversity that exists within that concept, from today's most exciting Puerto Rican comics creators.

All profits will go to towards Disaster Relief and Recovery Programs to Support Puerto Rico. SC, 160pgs, FC SRP: $12.99

 

ENCOUNTER #1

(W) Art Baltazar,  Franco (A) Chris Giarrusso

A brand new series by Tiny Titans creators Art Baltazar and Franco! Encounter is a new kind of hero; an alien escaped from his planet to Earth, who can take any form he chooses, and decides to become a hero! With help from his talking dog Barko, he fights crime on our planet.    7x10, 32pgs, FC      SRP: $3.99

 

VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER VOL 3 #1

(W) Mitch Iverson (A)  Rubine, Beni Lobel (CA) Mariko Yamashin

The Galra have long held a number of slave planets in their grasp, and the Paladins have devised a plan to free them. To do this, Allura must first find a way to infiltrate SPRAWL, a group of closely guarded planets that are mined for many of the Galra's construction materials. Cutting off these resources is the first step toward bringing down the Galra. But the key to successfully finding a way in is to break the bond of the mysterious force that holds these planets together. (STL074892)

7x10, 32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER TP VOL 01   JAN181781

(W) Tim Hedrick, Mitch Iverson (A)  Digital Art Chefs

A Collecting the 5 issues of series one! Join Shiro, Keith, Lance, Pidge and Hunk as they form Voltron. Written by the Tim Hedrick (Avatar: The Last Airbender) & Mitch Iverson writers on the popular Voltron Legendary Defender animated show currently on Netflix! With art by Digital Art Chefs (Robotech/Voltron) This graphic novel is a must have for fans of VOLTRON LEGENARY DEFENDER. SC, 136pgs, FC    SRP: $14.99

 

 

 

CATALYST PRIME ASTONISHER TP VOL 01 ENEMY WITHIN   JAN181788

(W) Alex De Campi (A) Pop Mhan, Jessica Kholinne (CA) Pop Mahn

Magnus Attarian, heir to the AtiSat Corp., tried to save the world and ended up a broken man. Now a celebrity joke suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, Magnus has the power to travel inside the minds of superpowered people, where he discovers nightmares threatening the entire human race. SC, 152pgs, FC  SRP: $14.99

 

 

++++++++++ONI PRESS INC.

 

BALLAD OF SANG #1 (OF 5) (MR)

(W) Ed Brisson (A/CA) Alessandro Micelli, Shari Chankhamma

Kidnapped off the streets of the Philippines as an infant and trained as a child assassin, Sang has never had a childhood. All he's ever known is killing and the kindness of his master, Chen, the closest thing Sang has to a father. When Sang's enthusiasm botches a job, it brings the wrath of Don Minchella down on the pair, resulting in Chen's murder. Barely escaping with his own line -- and with Minchella's severed arm in tow -- Sang swears revenge, while every gang in the city mobilizes to return him to Minchella, dead or alive. 7x10, 32pgs, FC (1 of 5) SRP: $3.99

 

RICK & MORTY PRESENTS THE VINDICATORS #1

(W) J. Torres (A/CA) CJ Cannon, Nick Filardi

Learn the secret stories and hidden pasts of your favorite Rick and Morty characters in Oni Press's new quarterly series of one-shots: RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS!

In this first issue, J. Torres (Teen Titans Go!, The Mighty Zodiac) teams up with Rick and Morty series artist CJ Cannon to explore the twisted and bombastic history of THE VINDICATORS in an all-out superhero comics extravaganza. Read in amazement as the superhero team travels through dimensions to recruit other heroes to defeat a villain of their own making. Gasp in shock and awe as the plot twists and previously irrelevant characters revive from the dead! Frown in frustration as you forget the complicated backstory of suddenly important mythic items! And most of all... WUBBA LUBBA DUB DUB! (STL074000)

7x10, 40pgs, FC   SRP: $4.99

 

NIGHTS DOMINION TP VOL 02   JAN181820

The cult of Uhlume has been eradicated, thanks to Emerane and her companions. Still, the city has not recovered from the hard-won battle against the undead army -- and Emerane has not recovered from the trauma of killing the person she held most dear. When Asps target the city's Alderman and a new peacekeeping for rises to power, with Emerane be able to save the city she hates the second time? Or will this new foe, with the power of both the city and the law behind him, take her down? (STL074518)

SC, 7x10, 112pgs, FC    SRP: $15.99

 

KAIJUMAX TP VOL 03 SEASON THREE KING OF MONSTAS  JAN181821

(W/A/CA) Zander Cannon

Ah, KAIJUMAX Prison, that cesspool of corruption in the South Pacific. Stomp once again into this toxic holding facility for giant monsters and get to know its most fearsome-and most pathetic-inmates! A seething undercurrent of species hatred now grips the pound, and the gangs are vying for ultimate control of the uranium trade. The claws and flame-breath come out as a knock-down, tear-out-heart species riot rips across the crater block! SC, 7x10, 160pgs, FC    SRP: $19.99

 

SPECTACLE TP VOL 01   JAN181822

(W/A/CA) Megan Rose Gedris

Fan-favorite webcomic creator Megan Rose Gedris (Yu+Me Dream) crafts a compelling tale of magic, deception, and wonder in this stunningly illustrated graphic novel about the bond between sisters.

Pragmatic engineer Anna works as a psychic in the Samson Brothers Circus, but she doesn't believe in anything supernatural -- until her twin sister Kat is murdered and comes back as a very demanding ghost. Sharing a room with her sister was hard, but not they're sharing a body while trying to identify the killer. With few leads, a troupe full of secretive folk, and strange paranormal occurrences popping up around the circus, solving the case seems near impossible. But the murderer in their midst may be the least of their problems. SC, 7x10, 136pgs, FC      $15.99

 

 

+++++++++++RANDOM HOUSE/DISNEY

 

DISNEY TANGLED THE SERIES GN (C: JAN181847

(W) Jimmy Gownley (A) Jimmy Gownley & Various

A new graphic novel series featuring original stories starring Disney Princess Rapunzel from the hit Disney Channel show Tangled: The Series, by New York Times-bestselling writer/artist Jimmy Gownley! After spending 18 years locked in a tower, Princess Rapunzel is thrilled to have new friends. To celebrate, she creates a holiday called Friendship Day. Friends are tasked with coming up with surprises and gifts for each other. For her best friends, Eugene and Cassandra, Rapunzel creates an elaborate puzzle. If they crack the code, they get the present! But when Pascal the chameleon gets snatched by an evil mastermind, it's up to Rapunzel to save the day. with or without her friends! SC, 6x9, 96pgs, FC      SRP: $8.99

 

++++++++++REBELLION / 2000AD

 

DREDD FURIES ONE SHOT

(W) Arthur Wyatt, Alex De Campi (A) Paul Davidson (CA) Pye Parr

The Techie was Ma-Ma's go-to computer guy, responsible for locking down Peach Trees block when her clan attempted to kill Dredd and Anderson in the cult hit movie DREDD. In the aftermath of that incident, he has built a new identity, Bill Huxley, complete with partner and young son. But he's desperate to give them a better life, and when the opportunity arises to join the Erinyes Crew on a lucrative heist, he can't resist putting his skills to good use!   SC, 8x11, 32pgs, FC      SRP: $3.99

 

MACH 1 JOHN PROBE MISSION FILES TP VOL 01   JAN181852

 

(W) Pat Mills (A/CA) John Wagner

The Six Million Dollar Man meets James Bond in this first volume of the explosive adventures of 2000 AD's super-agent!  The world is a dangerous place, with terrorists, lunatics and other foreigners plotting destruction at every turn. Fortunately, the British Secret Service has the world's back! And when the threats the world faces are extra-ordinary, they need an extra-ordinary man for the job. Enter secret weapon and special agent, John Probe. Using the technology of computerized acupuncture, they grafted a computer circuit onto his skull and inserted special electro-needles into his body, and now he can increase his energy flow until he has the strength of fifty men! Terrorists and enemy agents beware! John Probe is much more than a man; he's Activated by Compu-Puncture Hyperpower! SC, 8x11, 224pgs, B&W      S $23.00

 

STRONTIUM DOG REPO MEN TP    JAN181853

(W) Carlos Ezquerra (A/CA) John Wagner

The Search/Destroy agent Johnny Alpha is still alive. Having wreaked vengeance against the humans that plotted the "final solution" to mutant-kind, he is released from prison for one last job in deep space that only a Strontium Dog can do. And with the freedom of his friends on the line he has no choice but to accept. Now that their careers as bounty hunters are off the cards, his mutant friends have a new job proposition. They are hired to repossess "The Rock," an asteroid space-station owned by a galactic crime lord - and to succeed they must pull off a heist of galactic proportions! SC, 8x11, 144pgs, FC  SRP: $19.99

 

 

++++++++++RED 5 COMICS

 

FRACTURED MIND #1

(W) James Gilarte (A/CA) David Anton Gamis

The serial killer known only as "The Crippler" has been terrorizing a small town, abducting teenage girls who are never heard from again. Never until Christie Laurence escapes from his clutches.  Now she's Detective Johnson and Stephenson's only clue to finding The Crippler, but first it means discovering Christie's own dark secrets.   7x10, 32pgs, FC    SRP: $3.95

 

++++++++++RENEGADE ARTS ENTERTAINMENT

 

GOTHIC TALES OF HAUNTED LOVE SC   JAN181855

(W/A)  Various (CA) Leslie Doyle

Gothic Tales of Haunted Love is a new anthology of comics based on the 1970s gothic romance comic genre. Featuring stories of gruesome acts and undying love, this collection merges up and coming creators with established pros in a wonderful collection of the macabre. (STL073991) (C: 0-1-2)

MATURE THEMES

SC, 7x10, 164pgs, FC    SRP: $25.00

 

HOPE ONE SHOT   JAN181856

(W) Lovern Kindzierski (A/CA) John Bolton

Shame is dead, her demon father blasted back to hell. Hope, newly born into the body of a young woman, stumbles from the battle scarred castle still filled with Shame's malevolent servants. The evil queen may have been defeated, but her dark forces are determined to stamp out Hope's return to the world. This one shot story continues the acclaimed Shame series, following the ultimate story of mother-daughter conflict. (STL073621) (C: 0-0-1)

MATURE THEMES

SC, 7x10, 64pgs, FC     SRP: $11.99

 

 

WINDOW HORSES SC   JAN181857

(W) Ann Marie Fleming (A/CA) Kevin Langdale

Window Horses is based on the award-winning National Film Board of Canada animated feature starring Sandra Oh. Rosie Ming travels from Vancouver to Shiraz, Iran to discover the beauty of Persian poetry and culture and learn the secrets of her long-estranged father. (STL073995) (C: 0-1-2)

SC, 6x7.5, 276pgs, FC   SRP: $25.00

 

 

 

 

++++++++++SCOUT COMICS

 

WELCOME TO PARADISE #1

(W) A.C. Medina (A) Morgan Kendrick Sawyer

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

Welcome To Paradise is The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly set in an underground bunker the size of California, 3 centuries after the Apocalypse. Filled with deadly drag races for sport, routine mass killings called "the cleanings," and where the common house is the size of a closet. Meet Manny, a fun loving, chop shop delivery boy, on the run and in possession of what may be humanity's last hope. The only problem is Manny's world is a bunker the size of California and just about everyone in it wants him dead. (STL074034)

 

 

CAPTAIN HARLOCK CLASSIC COLLECTION GN   JAN181869

(W/A/CA) Leiji Matsumoto

The original Captain Harlock series, introducing one of the most revered and recognizable characters in science fiction history, released in English for the first time! After a mysterious sphere collides with Tokyo, legends seemingly born of the ancient Mayan civilization appear. In truth, however, the beings are alien invaders known as the Mazone, plant women who wandered the earth in bygone ages - and have now returned to make it theirs. With a ragtag crew of renegades at his side, only the space pirate Captain Harlock has what it takes to save the planet. (STL072566) C, 400pgs, B&W  SRP: $24.99

 

CRISIS GIRLS GN VOL 01    JAN181871

(W/A/CA) Hiroyuki Yoshikawa

A devilishly funny comedy where monster and magical girl genres collide! Tombori Maple is a little girl with a big responsibility. When zombies rise and monsters stomp the streets, this little powerhouse rises to the occasion, using her own ghoulish gifts to protect the world and have a fun time doing it! SC, 180pgs, B&W      SRP: $12.99

 

 

HIGH RISE INVASION GN VOL 01   JAN181875

 

(W) Tsuina Miura (A/CA) Takahiro Oba

A supernatural suspense story high above the streets from the creator of Ajin! On the roof of a high-rise building, a young girl named Yuri witnesses a masked figure split a man's head open with an axe! It's not exactly an everyday occurrence for a high schooler, but things only get weirder from there. Yuri soon finds herself in a strange world of skyscrapers with only two options for escape - fight past the mysterious masked figures or leap to her death! Collects volumes 1 and 2 of the original serialization. SC, 360pgs, B&W   SRP: $19.99

 

WORLDS END HAREM GN VOL 01   JAN181891

The Man-Killer Virus: a lethal disease that has eradicated 99.9% of the world's male population. Mizuhara Reito has been in cryogenic sleep for the past five years, leaving behind Tachibana Erisa, the girl of his dreams. When Reito awakens from the deep freeze, he emerges into a sex-crazed new world where he himself is the planet's most precious resource. Reito and four other male studs are given lives of luxury and one simple mission: repopulate the world by impregnating as many women as possible! All Reito wants, however, is to find his beloved Erisa who went missing three years ago. Can Reito resist temptation and find his one true love? SC, 180pgs, B&W      SRP: $12.99

 

 

++++++++++TITAN COMICS

 

FACTORY #1 (MR)

(W/A) Yacine Elghorri (CA) Simon Bisley

Mad Max meets Fallout in the nightmarish vision of life on a dystopian planet!

From Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius collaborator - Yacine "Elgo" Elghorri!

A band of mutants slog through the harsh deserts of a dystopian planet in search of the factory - The last semblance of civilization left among the wasteland. FC    SRP: $3.99

 

 

QUARRYS WAR GN   JAN181934

(W) Max Allan Collins (A) Edu Menna

Written by renowned comic writer and author of the Quarry Hard Case Crime novels, Max Allan Collins ('Road to Perdition', 'Batman', 'Action Comics Weekly') and illustrated by Szymon Kudranski ('Batman: Streets of Gotham', 'Spider-Man', 'Spawn'). Former U.S. Marine sniper Quarry has found a new vocation as a professional assassin. But when his latest contract turns out to be an old acquaintance from his military days, the fresh-faced hit man finds himself battling against his own conscience as secrets from the past start to reveal themselves. (STL074269)

32pgs, FC   SRP: $16.99

 

MINKY WOODCOCK GIRL WHO HANDCUFFED HOUDINI TP   JAN181935

 

(W/A) Cynthia von Buhler

Unappreciated at her father's detective agency, the fabulous, rabbit-loving Minky Woodcock straps on her gumshoes in order to uncover a magical mystery involving the world-famous escape artist, Harry Houdini.

Created by acclaimed artist, author, director, and playwright Cynthia Von Buhler (Speakeasy Dollhouse, Evelyn Evelyn, Emily and the Strangers)! 32pgs, FC SRP: $24.99

 

 

SHERLOCK HOLMES VS CTHULHU ADV NEURAL PSYCHOSES SC JAN181956

(W) Lois Gresh

Entities leak into the human realm and enter human minds. Two of the victims are Dr. Watson and leader of the cult, Prof. Henry Fitzgerald-who seeks to use human sacrifice to open the door to the Old Ones. As violence erupts in London, Holmes secludes himself in the Diogenes Club, developing an antidote to counter the neural psychoses. As Moriarty uses the drug to amass an army of addicts, Holmes discovers a link to a town in America. Innsmouth. SC, 5x8, 352pgs, FC   SRP: $14.95

 

DRAGONS LEGACY SC BK 01 JAN181957

(W) Deborah A. Wolf

In the heart of the singing desert, the people are fading from the world. Mothers bear few live children, the warriors and wardens are hard-pressed to protect those who remain, and the vash'ai-the great cats who have called the people kithren for as long as there have been stories- bond with fewer humans each year.

High above, the Sun Dragon sings a song of life and love, while far below, the Earth Dragon slumbers as she has since the beginning of time. Her sleep is fitful, and from the darkness of her dreams come whispers of war- and death.

Sulema is a newly minted warrior of the people and a true Ja'Akari-a daughter of the unforgiving desert. When a mysterious young man appears in her home of Aish Kalumm, she learns that the Dragon King is dying in distant Atualon. As the king fades, so does the magic that sings the Earth Dragon to sleep.

There are those who wish to keep the dragon trapped in endless slumber. Others would tap her power to claim it for their own. And there are those who would have her wake, so they might laugh as the world burns. (STL073656) (C: 0-1-0)

SC, 5x8, 512pgs, FC     SRP: $14.95

 

 

HOLLOW TREE SC   JAN181959

(W) James Brogden

James Brogden is the author of The Narrows, Tourmaline and The Realt. His horror and fantasy stories have appeared in anthologies and periodicals ranging from The Big Issue to the British Fantasy Society Award-winning Alchemy Press. He spent many years living in Australia, but now lives in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire with his wife and two daughters.

The new novel from the author of Hekla's Children.

For readers of M.R. Carey, Tim Lebbon, Sarah Lotz and Lauren Beukes.

"A satisfyingly complex, pacy imaginative novel." Den of Geek on The Realt

"One of the finest books published this year: addictive, thrilling, fantastic, saturated with imagination and brimming with story." Birmingham Favourites Tourmaline SC, 6x9, 400pgs, FC    SRP: $14.95

 

 

++++++++++TOON BOOKS

 

SNAILS ARE JUST MY SPEED YR GN JAN181979

(W/A/CA) Kevin McCloskey

Did you know snails build roads like engineers and go undercover in camouflage like spies? Did you know they can be smaller than a seed or bigger than a grown-up's hand? Kevin McCloskey mixes snail science, art, and hilarity for the newest book in his Giggle and Learn series, praised by the New York Times as "a winning combination of facts and gross-out fun." (STL074559) (C: 0-1-0)

HC, 9x6, 40pgs, FC      SRP: $12.95

 

 

++++++++++UDON ENTERTAINMENT INC

 

STREET FIGHTER VS DARKSTALKERS TP VOL 02   JAN181992

(W) Ken Siu-Chong, Rob Armstrong (A) Edwin Huang (CA)  Panzer

When the World Warriors meet the Night Warriors -- they'll raise Hell! The frighteningly furious fighting game crossover comes to its chaotic conclusion, as the demonic Jedah's master plan threatens not only the World Warriors and the Night Warriors, but the universe itself! Collects Issues #5-8 of the Street Fighter VS Darkstalkers comic series, including bonus stories and variant covers. (STL067959)

SC, 7x10, 112pgs, FC    SRP: $14.99

 

 

++++++++++VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC

 

SHADOWMAN (2018) #1

(W) Andy Diggle (A) Stephen Segovia (CA) Tonci Zonjic

DON'T FEAR YOUR DEMONS. FIGHT THEM. Orphaned at birth and raised on the margins of society, Jack Boniface never knew his place in the world. Until he discovered it waiting for him- in a darkness far older than the reign of men- Unbeknownst to him, Jack was fated to become the next in a long lineage of Shadowmen û mortals bound to violent voodoo spirits of immense power û that could safeguard our world against incursions from realms beyond.

For years, he struggled to control the loa's murderous urges û a battle he eventually lost. But now, after years of self-imposed exile, the man once known as Shadowman is returning home to sharpen the weapon within-and unleash a reckoning on the evils of our world that will soon send shockwaves through heaven and hell alike-

In the epic tradition of X-O MANOWAR and BLOODSHOT REBORN, Shadowman storms to the forefront of the Valiant Universeû more powerful, more terrifying, and more relentless than ever before û in an adrenaline-fueled ongoing series from superstar writer Andy Diggle (Green Arrow: Year One, The Losers) and high-octane artist Stephen Segovia (Action Comics)! (STL075699)

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

SECRET WEAPONS OWENS STORY #0 (ONE-SHOT)

(W) Eric Heisserer (A) Raul Allen, Patricia Martin (CA) Raul Allen

The complete SECRET WEAPONS creative team û Academy Award nominee Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and Harvey Award-nominated artists Ra·l All_n and Patricia Mart_n (HARBINGER WARS 2) û reunites for an all-new, standalone tale spotlighting the Harbinger Foundation's most unique talent of all!

Owen Cho is a conjurer-which can be a great deal more frustrating than it sounds. You

see, Owen's "psiot" ability û unlocked at great expense and even greater danger û allows him to materialize objects out of thin air-but he can't control what to summon or when it might arrive. But what do you do with a heap of undesirable object conjured from parts unknown, anyway? Have a garage sale, of course! Before the Secret Weapons take center stage in HARBINGER WARS 2 this summer, witness one of the year's most unlikely and unorthodox origin stories as Heisserer, All_n, and Mart_n come together once again to recount a life lived one item at a time in "Owen's Story"! (STL075710)

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

 

BLOODSHOT SALVATION TP VOL 01 THE BOOK OF REVENGE   JAN182033

(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Lewis LaRosa, Mico Suayan (CA) Mico Suayan

His sacrifice will be her salvation.

From New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Moon Knight) and extraordinary artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) & Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), a bloody and vengeful new era for Bloodshot begins here as Ray Garrison escapes his violent past to build the one thing he never thought he'd earn: a family. But when a hateful secret from his true love's past threatens their fragile peace, Bloodshot will be forced to run headlong into a barrage of blood, bullets, and broken bones for a revenge-fueled assault that will have crushing consequences for those he holds most dear-

Now: In the arms of his beloved girlfriend Magic, Bloodshot has finally found hope for the future-in the form of the couple's unborn child. But when Magic's estranged family û a cruel and sadistic clan of homegrown criminals û re-emerge to lay claim to their lost daughter, Bloodshot will be pushed back to the brink of madness, mayhem, and warfare-

Soon: Eight years from today, Bloodshot's daughter has inherited her father's incredible abilities. Hunted by a high-tech kill squad called Omen, Jessie must hone her powers-and learn how to survive before the world is swallowed whole by the darkness that now pervades America-

Collects BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1û5. SC, 128pgs, FC     SRP: $9.99

 

 

 

 

++++++++++VERTICAL COMICS

 

CITY GN VOL 01   JAN182037

(W/A/CA) Keiichi Arawi

From the creator of Nichijou comes a new slapstick comedy series about a penniless college student who moves to a town filled with bizarre people. This reckless girl will be the one who eventually sets the city in motion. Nagumo is in a bit of a bind. She's a college student, and like many people in her situation, is struggling with money. She is in debt and her landlord is trying to shake her down for rent. Asking her friends no longer works! They know her deal and they do not have the cash to prop her up, even temporarily. So what is she supposed to do under these circumstances? Well maybe bullying would help. Maybe petty theft? Neither one is realistic. Maybe getting a job would settle things- But that means working and not having fun in the big city. Life in the city is an adventure. Thankfully it's a fruitful and entertaining one at that! (STL073088) (C: 1-1-0) NOTE: Not available in Australia and New Zealand.

SC, 160pgs, B&W   SRP: $11.95

 

 

 

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KAGUYA SAMA LOVE IS WAR GN VOL 01 JAN182042

(W/A/CA) Aka Akasaka

Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane are two geniuses who stand atop their prestigious academy's student council, making them the elite among elite. But it's lonely at the top and each has fallen for the other. There's just one huge problem standing in the way of lovey-dovey bliss-they're both too prideful to be the first to confess their romantic feelings and thus become the "loser" in the competition of love! And so begins their daily schemes to force the other to confess first! (STL074106) (C: 1-0-1) NOTE: Available worldwide.

SC, 5x7, 216pgs, B&W    SRP: $9.99

 

YOUNG MASTERS REVENGE GN VOL 01 JAN182061

(W/A/CA) Aya Shouto

When Leo was a young boy, he had his pride torn to shreds by Tenma, a girl from a wealthy background who was always getting him into trouble. Now, years after his father's successful clothing business has made him the heir to a fortune, he searches out Tenma to enact a dastardly plan-he'll get his revenge by making her fall in love with him! (STL074100) (C: 1-0-1) NOTE: Available worldwide.

SC, 5x7, 192pgs, B&W    SRP: $9.99

 

 

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MERMAID BOYS GN VOL 01 JAN182080

(W/A/CA) Yomi Sarachi

The mermaid prince is super-popular with all the girls lining up to be his bride. But the one he falls in love with...has legs! (STL068004) (C: 0-1-0)

SC, 5x7, 192pgs, B&W    SRP: $13.00

 

 

 

 

 

AS MISS BEELZEBUB LIKES GN VOL 01 JAN182081

(W/A/CA)  Matoba

Murin's lands his dream job with the demon king he's always held in awe, but when his tenure begins, it turns out the demon king isn't quite what he expected... (STL067994) (C: 0-1-0)

SC, 5x7, 160pgs, B&W    SRP: $13.00

 

MONSTER TAMER GIRLS GN VOL 01 JAN182082

(W/A/CA) Shimazaki Mujirushi

Two girls start attending a new school and find themselves responsible for the care and feeding of monsters! (STL068005) (C: 0-1-0)

SC, 160pgs, B&W   SRP: $13.00

 

 

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GFT TALES OF TERROR VOL 4 #1

(W) Joe Brusha (CA) Eric J

The hit Zenescope horror series is back, and not only as a comic, but also as a soon-to-be-released motion picture. The first issue in this new volume ties into the upcoming film and continues the series tradition of delivering modern horror with truly terrifying twists.   32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99

 

DANCE OF DEAD TP   JAN182133

(W) Anne Toole (A)  Enn, Fritz Casas (CA) Hedwin Zaldivar, Ceci De La Cruz

The Shadowlands is a dark and mysterious place, filled with the most evil creatures that have ever haunted mankind's imagination. Now, Mary Medina finds herself trapped there with no means of an escape, lured by a powerful enemy into a deadly dance. Will she be able to survive the dangers that lie ahead for her, or is this the end for the girl who controls the dead?

Collects Dance of the Dead #1 - 6  HC, 148pgs, FC     SRP: $19.99

 

 

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COMPLETE CARL BARKS INDEX SC

(W) Chris Weston

This book is a comprehensive index and concordance of all Carl Barks' comic book work. It is keyed to the original comic books and reprints in Another Rainbow's The Carl Barks Library, Craig Yoe's The Carl Barks Big Book of Barney Bear, and Kim Weston's The Unavailable Carl Barks (in color). In addition to comic book work, it includes information on paintings, storyboard and animation drawings, model sheets, and drawings for fans, among other things as published in The Carl Barks Library. Each of the over 29,000 data entries in the Index includes reference to the original USA comic book publications, with comic book title, issue, and story page numbers. It also includes reference to The Carl Barks Library publication including set, volume, and page reference, as well as submission dates, based on Carl Barks' personal work records and similar title and page references for the other two books. The regular and Large Print are identical in content except for the print size and formatting of the Index portion of the book.  Both include over a dozen chapters of introductory, background and historical material, and topics of special interest. SC, 8x11, 304pgs, B&W      SRP: $34.95

If you're a duck fan, or you need what looks to be a good gift for a duck fan, know a duck fan, this one is practically a no-brainer. For a long while, along with just about everyone else, I thought that Don Rosa was the "new" Carl Barks, but just as neither Mario Lemieux nor Sidney Crosby is the "next Wayne Gretzky, nobody is actually the next one- the replacement. They're all great in their own ways. Towards the end of his tenure, I came to feel that Rosa was perhaps a little too reverential towards "Unca Carl", and that William Van Horne was the one who more naturally continued Barks' fluidity of storytelling and art. But Barks was still the one and only.
Hm. Maybe, just maybe, this book will say how many times Scrooge's "Worry Room" gag was used. Remembering stories from fifty years prior, I recalled that Scrooge was pictured wearing an oval-shaped groove in the floor of his office as he restlessly paced. But in all the reprints I've read (which is pretty much all of them), I've only seen it once.

And now for a digression, sort of: When I had the stroke, in 2008, first I was in the Neuro, then, after about a month, transferred to the Julius Richardson rehab hospital (or, as I prefer to call it, "that shithole on Cote St.Luc. While that was a generally unpleasant experience, there was the odd bright spot, one being a nurse who sang in a lovely contralto. Her name is/was Denise, but said she would also respond to April, May, or June, they being the nieces of Daisy Duck, creations of Carl Barks.

 

 

COMPLETE CARL BARKS INDEX LARGE PRINT ED

(W) Chris Weston

This book is a comprehensive index and concordance of all Carl Barks' comic book work. It is keyed to the original comic books, and reprints in Another Rainbow's The Carl Barks Library, Craig Yoe's The Carl Barks Big Book of Barney Bear, and Kim Weston's The Unavailable Carl Barks (in color). In addition to comic book work, it includes information on paintings, storyboard and animation drawings, model sheets, and drawings for fans, among other things as published in The Carl Barks Library. Each of the over 29,000 data entries in the Index includes reference to the original USA comic book publications, with comic book title, issue, and story page numbers. It also includes reference to The Carl Barks Library publication