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COSPLAY GIRL OF THE WEEK!

Sun, 11/21/2021 - 16:11

This week’s Cosplay Girl of the Week Alyssa Loughra

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COSPLAY DUDE OF THE WEEK!

Sun, 11/21/2021 - 16:09

This week’s Cosplay Dude of the Week

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COSPLAY TEAM OF THE WEEK!

Sun, 11/21/2021 - 16:06

This week’s Cosplay Team of the Week

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BOOM STUDIOS FEBRUARY 2022 SOLICITATIONS

Sat, 11/20/2021 - 15:34

The Killer: Affairs of the State #1

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Matz

Artist: Luc Jacamon

Cover Artist:

Main Cover: Luc Jacamon
Variant Cover: Jonboy Meyers
Vintage Incentive Cover: Francesco Francavilla
Incentive Cover: Reiko Murakami
               Incentive Cover: Jonboy Meyers

B!G Variant Cover: Junggeun Yoon

Synopsis

  • Caught and put to work as an on-call assassin for the French government, Killer has to adjust to working with a handler, a partner, and living life as a civilian.
  • An underhanded target, a City Hall employee, leads Killer and his partner, Nicolas, toward a sinister web of city-wide corruption.
  • But while Nicolas assures Killer that it’s all for the greater good, will Killer ever be able to get back to his nihilistic lifestyle, free from debt and government associations?
  • Discover the Eisner Award-nominated series by artist Luc Jacamon and writer Matz (The Black Dahlia) ahead of the upcoming Netflix film directed by David Fincher (The Social Network), written by Andrew Kevin Walker (Se7en), and starring Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class).

 

 

Faithless III #1

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Brian Azzarello

Artist: Maria Llovet

Cover Artist:

Main Cover: Maria Llovet
Erotic Variant Cover: Kris Anka
Incentive Cover: Jenny Frison

Synopsis:

  • Nine months after her mysterious disappearance, Faith suddenly drops back onto the map.
  • While the art world debates whether her disappearance was a piece of performance art or all just a publicity stunt, Faith retreats to Louis’s studio to recover from her journey into the unknown.
  • But Ginny begins to realize that something is very much amiss with Faith. Where was she for nine months? And why does Faith suddenly seem so obsessed with Ginny’s son Jacob?
  • The acclaimed team of New York Times bestselling writer Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned) and Maria Llovet (Luna) reunite for the third and final act of their erotic thriller masterpiece!

 

 

All-New Firefly #1

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: David M. Booher

Artist: Jordi Pérez

Cover Artist:

Main Cover:  Mona Finden
Wanted Poster Variant Cover: Ethan Young
Incentive Cover: Mona Finden
Incentive Cover: Dani Strips

Incentive Cover: Dan Mora

Incentive Cover: Dani Strips

B!G Variant Cover: Junggeun Yoon

Synopsis:

  • The new creative team of rising star writer David M. Booher (Canto) and artist Jordi Pérez (Queen of Bad Dreams) kickoff an all-new, shiny direction for the crew of the Serenity!
  • Captain Kaylee leads the crew on a heist that proves too much for their moral code, but when mercenaries steal the relics anyway, it turns into a recovery mission.
  • Meanwhile, unexpected revelations about Jayne’s family and past further complicate things.
  • But how will Jayne’s past collide with the crew’s desperate present, especially when it leads them to steal from… not the thieves den they had in mind…

 

Buffy the Last Vampire Slayer #3

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Casey Gilly

Artist: Joe Jaro

Cover Artist:

Main Cover: Ario Anindito
Variant Cover: Claire Roe
Incentive Cover: Ario Anindito
Incentive Cover: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Incentive Cover: Jakub Rebelka
Incentive Cover: Claire Roe

Synopsis:

  • Spike’s unorthodox coven is revealed, along with their plans to continue Willow’s work and save humanity, but they’re struggling with spells, and the brutality of the vampires against witches had deep ramifications.
  • But Buffy is having visions of the past that brings up conflict with Spike, as well as guilt. Can they find a way to make the spells work, find out what part Thessaly plays in all of this, as well as deal with a threat more deadly than perpetual darkness?

 

 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vol. 9 SC

***** ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2022*****

Retail Price: $14.99

Writer: Jeremy Lambert

Artist: Marianna Ignazzi

Cover Artist: Frany

Synopsis:

  • The most ambitious event in the history of Buffy The Vampire Slayer begins here as the truth of the Multiverse is laid bare and the ultimate Big Bad arrives in Sunnydale! Even as Buffy, Willow, and Giles begin to fully understand the scope of the endless war the Slayers are part of, various other factions continue to try and shape the outcome to their benefit.
  • The Council has worked too long and too hard to let a rogue Watcher and rogue Slayer stop them from achieving their plans for the Multiverse. But with aid from some unexpected allies and the new Scoobies, Buffy may yet prove she is the Chosen One. Will she be able to unite enough allies together to stop the ultimate Big Bad?
  • Writer Jeremy Lambert (Doom Patrol) and artist Marianna Ignazzi (Unkindness of Ravens) kick off the most ambitious, universe-spanning event in Buffy The Vampire Slayer history!

 

 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer  #34

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Jeremy Lambert

Artist:  Marianna Ignazzi

Cover Artist:

Main Cover: Frany
Variant Cover: Vasco Georgiev
Incentive Cover: Frany
Incentive Cover: Veronica Fish
Incentive Cover: Vasco Georgiev

Synopsis:

  • Faith, Kendra, and Willow struggle valiantly to hold Silas at bay, but it may not be enough.
  • Trapped and devoid of memory, can Buffy escape to save her friends, or is she trapped forever with the ghosts of her past mistakes?
  • WE ARE THE SLAYER comes to its stunning conclusion as Buffy The Vampire Slayer ends… and a new era begins.

 

 

Angel #2

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Christopher Cantwell

Artist: Daniel Bayliss

Cover Artist:

Main Cover: Nimit Malavia
Incentive Cover: Nimit Malavia
Incentive Cover: Afu Chan
Incentive Cover: Afu Chan

Synopsis:

  • Things aren’t looking good for everyone’s favorite Vampire With A Soul… or his friends.
  • Angel finds himself trapped in the Spirit House, struggling to survive.
  • Lorne and Andrew have to deal with a fan favorite’s interdimensional arrival… and whether to reveal it to Angel.
  • Oh, and Wesley tries his best to get used to life as a zombie.

 

 

Something is Killing the Children Book One Deluxe Limited Slipcased Edition HC (Second Edition)

***** ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR JULY 2022*****

Retail Price: $69.99

Writer: James Tynion IV

Artist: Werther Dell’Edera

Cover Artist: Werther Dell’Edera

Synopsis:

  • Children in a sleepy Wisconsin town begin to go missing with most never returning, and those that do have disturbing stories of horrific creatures that live in the shadows.
  • There is one person that believes the children and claims to be the only who sees what they can see. Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. This is all she does, and she bears the cost because it must be done.
  • Experience the critically acclaimed series by GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (Department of Truth, Batman) and artist Werther Dell’Edera (Razorblades) like never before.
  • Collects Something is Killing the Children #1-15 in a single slipcased hardcover edition. This limited edition will feature a colored foil stamp treatment unique from the sold out first edition.

 

 

House of Slaughter Vol. 1 SC Discover Now Edition

***** ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2022*****

Retail Price: $14.99

Writer: James Tynion IV & Tate Brombal

Artist: Werther Dell’Edera & Chris Shehan

Cover Artist: Werther Dell’Edera

Synopsis:

  • Discover the inner workings of the House of Slaughter in this new horror series exploring the secret history of the Order that forged Erica Slaughter into the monster hunter she is today.
  • You know Aaron Slaughter as Erica’s handler and rival. But before he donned the black mask, Aaron was a teenager training within the House of Slaughter.
  • Surviving within the school is tough enough, but it gets even more complicated when Aaron falls for a mysterious boy destined to be his competition.
  • Dive deeper into the world of Something is Killing the Children in this first story arc by co-creator James Tynion IV (The Department of Truth, The Nice House on the Lake) and co-writer Tate Brombal (Barbalien), with art by rising star Chris Shehan (The Autumnal) and co-creator Werther Dell’Edera (Razorblades) collected exclusively for comic book shops and limited to its first printing.

 

 

House of Slaughter #5

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: James Tynion IV & Tate Brombal

Artist: Chris Shehan & Werther Dell’Edera

Cover Artist:

Main Cover: Chris Shehan
Main Cover: Werther Dell’Edera
Black & Bloody Blank Sketch Cover: N/A
Incentive Cover: Werther Dell’Edera
Incentive Cover: Marco Rudy

Incentive Cover: Jahnoy Lindsay

Incentive Cover: Christian Ward
Incentive Cover: Chris Shehan

Synopsis:

  • The first arc of House of Slaughter comes to a close as Jace finally enacts his secret plan.
  • As chaos fills the halls and the Order members fight off legions of monsters, will Aaron be able to intervene in the battle between his love and the House? And in those final moments, what will he choose?

 

 

Something is Killing the Children Slaughter Pack #2

Retail Price: $39.99

Writer: James Tynion IV

Artist: Werther Dell’Edera

Cover Artist: David Mack

Synopsis:

  • Don’t miss out on the second of three “Slaughter Packs,” the next chapter of the “Archer’s Peak” special editions!
  • Contains Something is Killing the Children #6-10 by Eisner Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (The Department of Truth, The Nice House On The Lake) and artist Werther Dell’Edera that first introduced Erica Slaughter and the Order of St. George to the world.
  • Each issue features a brand new, exclusive painted cover by Eisner Award-nominated artist David Mack (Daredevil, Kabuki) on premium card stock.

 

 

Dune: House Atreides Vol. 3 HC

***** ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2022*****

Retail Price: $24.99

Writer: Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

Artist: Dev Pramanik

Cover Artist: Julian Totino Tedesco

Synopsis:

  • After his father’s untimely death, young Leto ascends to Duke of House Atreides while Duncan Idaho starts down the path to become one of Leto’s right-hand men. Meanwhile, Baron Harkonnen wastes no time moving against the new Duke by stoking the centuries-long feud between the Harkonnens and Atreides.
  • A new dawn rises when Crown Prince Shaddam successfully ousts his father from the throne of the Imperium. And Pardot Kynes, now considered a prophet among the Fremen, continues forging a path to make the desert planet an oasis.
  • The first ever adaptation of the New York Times best-selling Dune: House Atreides concludes, adapted & scripted by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, authors of the eponymous prequel novel based on Dune creator Frank Herbert’s notes, and illustrated by artist Dev Pramanik (Paradiso). Collects Dune: House Atreides #9–12.

 

 

Magic #11

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Jed MacKay

Artist: Ig Guara

Cover Artist:

Main Cover: Miguel Mercado
Hidden Spark Variant Cover: Yanick Paquette
Incentive Cover: Aaron Campbell
Incentive Cover: Aaron Campbell

Synopsis:

 

  • After paying the ultimate price to defeat the mad god, Marit Lage, Planeswalkers Ral Zarek, Kaya, and Vraska return to Ravnica… and the plane closes behind them!
  • Now a new stranded trio of Planeswalkers – the combustible Chandra Nalaar, the monster tracker Garruk Wildspeaker, and a debuting, mysterious Planeswalker – must find their way back to Ravnica!
  • But even as they gain foes and friends in new corners of the Multiverse things are worse there than anyone could imagine… as they uncover the plot of an old enemy to manipulate aether on a scale never seen before!

 

 

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Necessary Evil II Deluxe Edition HC

***** ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2022*****

Retail Price: $75.00

Writer: Ryan Parrott & Sina Grace

Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo, Moisés Hidalgo, Francesco Mortarino, and Dan Mora

Cover Artist: Goñi Montes

 

Synopsis:

  • Lord Drakkon has returned! The evil, alternate universe version of Tommy Oliver brings a new agenda, new secrets, and a new mission from the most unexpected of allies.
  • The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the all-new Omega Rangers have joined forces, but even the shocking return of The Ranger Slayer may not be enough to defeat Dayne, Kiya, and the full power of the Anointed.
  • New York Times bestselling author Ryan Parrott and GLAAD Award-nominated co-writer Sina Grace join forces with artists Daniele Di Nicuolo , Moisés Hidalgo, Francesco Mortarino, and Dan Mora to unveil the origin of the Omega Rangers and conclude Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers in a finale that no Ranger fan can afford to miss!
  • Collects Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #48-55, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #29-32, the 12 part story told on the covers of the covers of Necessary Evil, and Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer #1 along with a brand new exclusive short story.

 

 

Power Rangers Universe #3

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Nicole Andelfinger

Artist: Simone Ragazzoni

Cover Artist:

Main Cover: Dan Mora
Incentive Cover: Dan Mora
Dark Ranger Incentive Cover: Junggeun Yoon
Negative Space Incentive Cover: Goñi Montes
Incentive Cover: David Nakayama
FOC Reveal Cover:  Jo Mi-Gyeong
FOC Reveal Incentive Cover:  Jo Mi-Gyeong

Synopsis: ​​

  • A mysterious pod crashes on Earth, but the Legendary Ranger Teens are on the scene to confront whatever dangers it brings from space.
  • While their legendary ranger forms have never made them feel so powerful against the hoard spilling out from the pod, what happens when their powers begin to fail…and even hurt them?

 

 

Mighty Morphin (EW) #16

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Parrott

Artist: Marco Renna

Cover Artist:

Main Cover: InHyuk Lee
Legacy Variant Cover: Eleonora Carlini
Incentive Cover: InHyuk Lee
Incentive Cover:  Eleonora Carlini
Incentive Cover: Rian Gonzales
FOC Reveal Cover:  Jo Mi-Gyeong
FOC Reveal Incentive Cover:  Jo Mi-Gyeong
Incentive Cover: Rian Gonzales

Synopsis:

  • In the aftermath of the battle, the ideologies of Lord Zedd and Zordon clash, despite a moment of mercy.
  • As the Eltarian War approaches its end, long-awaited emotional resolutions will launch both Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers into the future, but the relationship between two Rangers takes a turn that neither may recover from.

 

 

Power Rangers (EW) #16

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Parrott

Artist: Francesco Mortarino

Cover Artist:

Main Cover: Gerald Parel
Legacy Variant Cover: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Incentive Cover: Gerald Parel
Incentive Cover: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Incentive Cover: Goñi Montes
FOC Reveal Cover:  Jo Mi-Gyeong
FOC Reveal Incentive Cover:  Jo Mi-Gyeong
Incentive Cover: Goñi Montes

Synopsis:

  • The Omega Rangers travel back to Safehaven to keep an eye on the rest of the galaxy, while Eternity Point falls under the supervision of a new assistant.
  • As the Blue Emissary departs and the remains of three Emissaries are laid to rest, the universe seems relatively safe for now, but how long can that last?

 

 

Basilisk #7

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Cullen Bunn

Artist: Jonas Scharf

Cover Artist:

Main Cover: Jonas Scharf
Variant Cover: Jorge Fornes
Incentive Cover: Jorge Fornes

Synopsis:

  • With her car wrecked, Hannah is inconsolable after experiencing traumatic flashbacks, and on the run from Jimmy-Boy, who is dangerously close to ending her.
  • Vanessa obtains unexpected power, but wants more, and is even willing to kill those close to her to get it…

 

Regarding the Matter of Oswald’s Body #4

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Christopher Cantwell

Artist: Luca Casalanguida

Cover Artist:

Main Cover: Luca Casalanguida
Incentive Cover: Julian Totino Tedesco

Synopsis:

  • A shadowy figure awaits the forensic results of Lee Harvey Oswald’s supposed body, while our four—now five—are waylaid in Texas on their way to Louisiana, with the risk of capture adding to their already tense situation.
  • The four are increasingly bothered by their fifth wheel, and contemplate what to do about him, but when one of them answers that question, they’ll all have no choice but to face their fates one way or another.

 

 

Seven Secrets #14

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Tom Taylor

Artist: Daniele di Nicuolo

Cover Artist:

Main Cover: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Variant Cover: Yejin Park
Connecting Incentive Cover: Miguel Mercado
Incentive Cover: Yejin Park

Synopsis:

  • Wielding the secret knowledge of the future, Amon and his lover, Canto, near their ultimate goal of possessing the remaining cases.
  • As the pair gain significant ground, Caspar faces a desperate choice: should they make a stand despite their weakened numbers, or escape to the one place they can truly hide from danger?

 

 

Mamo SC

***** ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR APRIL 2022*****

Retail Price: $14.99

Writer: Sas Milledge

Artist: Sas Milledge

Cover Artist: Sas Milledge

Synopsis:

  • Cartoonist Sas Milledge (The Lost Carnival: A Dick Grayson Graphic Novel) makes her astonishing debut in her first original title that answers the question of how we all reconcile our responsibilities with our dreams for our own future.
  • Orla O’Reilly, the youngest in a long line of hedge witches, is compelled to return home after the death of her grandmother, Mamo. In the wake of her Mamo’s passing, seas are impossible to fish, crops have soured, and even Jo Manalo’s attic is taken over by a poltergeist! And to make matters worse, it appears that the cause is Mamo, or her mislaid bones, that is.
  • Can Orla shoulder the responsibility of quieting her Mamo’s spirit, and saving her hometown? And will she have to step up as the new witch of Haresden like Mamo always wanted?
  • Collects Mamo #1-5.

 

 

Buckhead #3

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Shobo

Artist: George Kambadais

Cover Artist:

Main Cover: George Kambadais
Video Game Box Art Homage Incentive Cover: Simangaliso Sibaya
FOC Reveal Cover: Qistina Khalidah
FOC Reveal Incentive Cover: Qistina Khalidah

Synopsis:

  • After Toba is saved by the mysterious girl, he notices that she is the only one in town without the mind-controlling tattoo.
  • Together they start piecing together what’s really going on in Buckhead and how it’s all connected to an ancient being of chaos!
  • But to free everyone’s parents, they must enter the Elseverse using a device made by Toba’s mom, as long as they can get past the men in black first…

 

 

Getting Dizzy #4

Retail Price: $4.99
Writer: Shea Fontana

Artist: Celia Moscote

Cover Artist:

Main Cover: Celia Moscote
               Skatepark Variant:  Cara McGee
Incentive Cover: Audrey Mok
Incentive Cover: Audrey Mok

Synopsis:

  • As her friends come to her rescue, Dizzy realizes the power of positivity is what the ‘Burb Defender was missing, but there’s still the Negatrixes to deal with.
  • But as they struggle in battle and the power of the Blaster Bracelet wanes, it’s clear that Dizzy can’t hog all of the ‘Burb Defender’s powers, if they’re going to take down the Mega-Negatrix!

 

Categories: Comic Book Blogs

DARK HORSE COMICS FEBRUARY 2022 SOLICITATIONS

Sat, 11/20/2021 - 15:12

Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher: A Grain of Truth HC

 

Andrzej Sapkowski (W), Jacek Rembiś (W), Jonas Scharf (A), José Villarrubia (C), and Kai Carpenter (Cover)

 

On sale Apr 27

FC, 56 pages

$17.99

HC, 7” x 10”

 

Geralt comes across a derelict mansion where he is met with the current owner—not quite human, but a beast with the faculties of a man. The beast invites him inside where he shares stories of his family, his life . . . and his curse. If the weight of his misdeeds could condemn him to the body of a beast—a retribution spoken of only in fairy tales, could there be another grain of truth in these tales of fantasy—one that could help him elude his fate and lead him to salvation?

 

  • Official graphic novel adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s short story “A Grain of Truth.”

 

  • Witcher Season 2 coming to Netflix this December!

 

 

 

Matt Kindt!  Tyler Jenkins!

 

Apache Delivery Service #2 (of 4)

 

Matt Kindt (W), Tyler Jenkins (A/Cover A), Hilary Jenkins (C), and Leonardo Romero (Cover B)

 

On sale Feb 9

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

 

As Ernie and Sobrat journey deeper into the jungles of Vietnam searching for clues to a missing treasure trove of gold, they find themselves caught in-between a vicious firefight between both armies and also uncover a trail of mutilated corpses left by a mysterious killer hiding in the woods.

 

 

 

A behind the scenes look at the hit Netflix animated series!

 

The Art of Masters of the Universe: Revelation HC

 

Powerhouse Animation (W)

 

On sale Apr 6

FC, 192 pages

$49.99

HC, 9” x 12”

 

A one of a kind oversized hardcover exploring the newest edition to the Masters of the Universe world!

 

Diving deep into the process of the show, this tome features detailed explorations into your favorite aspects of the show. Explore character art from the development stages to the finished product, as well as extensive looks at the world and locations of Eternia!

 

Dark Horse Books, Mattel, and Powerhouse Studios proudly present The Art of Masters of the Universe: Revelation. A look into the world that will leave you yelling “I have the power!”

 

 

 

Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash TP (Second Edition)

 

Dave McKean (W/A/Cover)

 

On sale Apr 13

FC, 120 pages

$24.99

TP, 8 1/2″ x 11 3/16”

 

New special edition with bonus material by Dave McKean!

 

Best known for his collaborations with Neil Gaiman, McKean defied expectations with his stunning debut as writer and artist in Cages, winner of multiple awards for Best Graphic Album. Dark Horse proudly presents a new original graphic novel by the legendary artist based on the life of Paul Nash, a surrealist painter during World War 1. The Dreams of Paul Nash deals with real soldier’s memoirs, and all the stories will add up to be a moving piece about how war and extreme situations change us, how we deal with that pain, and, in Nash’s case, by turning his landscapes into powerful and fantastical psychoscapes.

 

 

 

Black Hammer Reborn #9 (of 12)

 

Jeff Lemire (W), Caitlin Yarsky (A/Cover A), Dave Stewart (C), and Aaron Conley (Cover B)

 

On sale Feb 23

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Ongoing

 

Things have gotten crazy in Black Hammer! First a parallel Spiral City collided with the actual one, spawning a multiverse nightmare of heroes and villains from both worlds going to war, and now Lucy Weber picks back up the mantle of Black Hammer and teams up with Skulldigger for answers on how to end the madness.

 

 

 

 

B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know TP

 

Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Scott Allie (W), Laurence Campbell (A), Christopher Mitten (A), and Dave Stewart (C)

 

On sale Apr 27

FC, 432 pages

$29.99

TP, 7” x 10”

 

The explosive conclusion to the B.P.R.D. series is collected in full for the first time in paperback! Lovecraftian monsters ravage an apocalyptic earth as the B.P.R.D. fights to save what little of humanity they can. But even Hellboy is not who he once was, and whether anyone survives Varvara and the long-awaited Ragna Rok remains to be seen.

 

This book collects the end of the B.P.R.D. as we know it. Includes B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know TP volumes 1-3 and bonus material.

 

 

 

Cloaked #3 (of 4)

 

Mike Richardson (W) and Jordi Armengol (A/C/Cover A/Cover B)

 

On sale Feb 16

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

 

America’s sole costumed crimefighter disappeared a quarter century ago, and investigator Jake Stevens is hired to discover why. But after two of Jake’s interview subjects are murdered, with Jake the prime suspect, his last hope to find the truth may lie within the twisted mind of the masked hero’s greatest nemesis—the deranged criminal known as the Lunatic!

 

  • Written by Mike Richardson—creator of The Mask, producer of the Hellboyfilm franchise, and writer of the 47 Roningraphic novel—and illustrated with gritty realism by Jordi Armengol.

 

 

 

Available in English for the first time!

 

The Crows HC

 

Anders Fager (W) and Peter Bergting (A/C/Cover)

 

On sale Apr 13

FC, 104 pages

$19.99

HC, 7” x 10”

 

When Kim inherits her grandparents’ house in rural Sweden, there are still notes posted everywhere. Reminders. And drawings. Of the monsters that haunt this house and the land. But the monsters are in Kim’s head too, in the traumatic memories of an unsettling upbringing. Dive into this stunning graphic novel full of darkness, reconciliation, and exploration of the self.

 

  • From acclaimed creators Anders Fager and Peter Bergting.

 

 

 

Daisy #3 (of 5)

 

Colin Lorimer (W/A/Cover) and Joana Lafuente (C)

 

On sale Feb 9

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

 

The hidden language of Creation—the divine DNA of God—is written into all things. If one were to know this secret voice, what is written could be unwritten and the world changed for the good . . . or the profane. Teen giant Daisy is on the verge of unlocking the language and healing a host of broken and disfigured children—but is this God’s will or a malefic command from the abyss?

 

“Lorimer’s art will pull you into his world.”—Big Shiny Robot

 

 

 

EC Archives: Gunfighter Volume 1 HC

 

Gardner Fox (W), Ed Wheelan (W), Johnny Craig (A/Cover), Graham Ingels (A), Henry Kiefer (A), Ed Wheelan (A), Sheldon Moldoff (A), and Carlos Badilla (C)

 

On sale Apr 6

FC, 216 pages

$49.99

HC, 8” x 11”

 

At last collecting the wild adventures of the lone lawman known as the Gunfighter and his comrade the Buckskin Kid as they take on multiple mean outlaws and ride a rough terrain of terror in this collection of thrilling pre-trend EC tales of western lore.

 

This hardcover volume collects Gunfighter #5-#9, recolored digitally using the original palette, featuring art by legendary comics talents Johnny Craig, Graham Ingels, and more!

 

 

 

A wild, humorous sci-fi adventure!

 

Errand Boys TP

 

  1. J. Kirkbride (W) and Nikos Koutsis (A/C/Cover)

 

On sale Apr 13

FC, 152 pages

$19.99

TP, 7” x 10”

 

In the future, a decent job is hard to find—especially if you’re a hard-worn scoundrel with commitment issues. Jace is a lifelong solo act running dangerous errands for the most questionable of clients. But when his thirteen-year-old half-human half-brother comes to live with him, he’s got two mouths to feed. Between evading the law, running from aliens, and jumping off skyscrapers, the only thing weirder than the vastness of space is family.

 

  • Collects the entire run of the comic book series Errand Boys for the first time!

 

 

 

Ether Omnibus TP

 

Matt Kindt (W) and David Rubín (A/Cover)

 

On sale Apr 13

FC, 376 pages

$29.99

TP, 7” x 10”

 

From New York Times bestselling Mind MGMT creator Matt Kindt and Black Hammer’s David Rubín comes an interdimensional, genre-bending, sci-fi, fantasy, mystery adventure!

 

Interdimensional explorer Boone Dias, a brilliant scientist from Earth, enters the magical world of Ether and stumbles onto a great responsibility that takes him through the center of volcanoes, deserts full of living mummies and sphinxes, and a bizarre fairy forest—all leading toward a final climactic battle for the fate of both worlds.

 

  • Collecting every issue of Ether in an affordable omnibus edition, along with every cover and all published bonus content.

 

 

 

Forgotten Home TP

 

Erica Schultz (W), Marika Cresta (A), Matt Emmons (C), and Bill Sienkiewicz (Cover)

 

On sale Apr 6

FC, 216 pages

$19.99

TP, 7” x 10”

 

While investigating a series of child abductions in Montana, the case gets personal for Sheriff’s Deputy Lorraine Adalet when her teenage daughter, Joanna, disappears with a friend. Following the clues of otherworldly evidence leads Lorraine back to her long abandoned homeworld of Jannada. Mired in a never-ending war she escaped long ago, Lorraine had hoped to protect Joanna from her own past. Once in Jannada, she attempts a rescue mission to bring Joanna and the rest of the kidnapped children back to Earth; however, it’s not without resistance. Lorraine must confront her past with the evil Jannadan Queen and everyone else she abandoned all those years ago . . . not to mention an entire army of magic-wielding children! Meanwhile, Joanna’s allegiance hangs in the balance in this tale of family and fate.

 

  • Collects Forgotten Home from the ComiXology original digital series in print for the first time.

 

“A thrilling detective story, a richly imagined fantasy epic, and a deeply resonant family drama about the joys and pains of growing up. Like the very best graphic literature, this book casts a spell all its own.” —Scott Snyder

 

 

 

Gantz Omnibus volume 9 TP

 

Hiroya Oku (W/A/Cover)

 

On sale Apr 20

b&w, 640 pages

$24.99

TP, 5 1/8” x 7 1/4″

 

It’s good news/bad news for the alien-fighting Gantz warriors. The good news: Kei Kurono is back on the team, resurrected after his second death. The bad? A massive unknown flying warship has appeared, laying waste to the planet’s leading military superpower. Gantz teams from all over the world gather to fight back only to be overwhelmed by an endless stream of terrifying foes. Is Armageddon now inevitable?

 

Collects Gantz volumes 25–27.

 

“Raising standard geek fare to a new level of sophistication.” —Entertainment Weekly

 

 

 

 

Hellboy: The Bones of Giants #4 (of 4)

 

Mike Mignola (W), Christopher Golden (W), Matt Smith (A/Cover), and Chris O’Halloran (C)

 

On sale Feb 2

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

 

Hellboy and the others make their way to the ghost city of Utgard in search of Thrym. But there’s more than one giant standing between the B.P.R.D. and saving the world. Dwarves, Valkyries, and the Norse god of Thunder himself come together for the ultimate confrontation to close out this stunner of a series!

 

 

 

 

Hellboy: The Silver Lantern Club #5 (of 5)

 

Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Chris Roberson (W), Christopher Mitten (A/Cover), Ben Stenbeck (A), and Michelle Madsen (C)

 

On sale Feb 23

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

 

When Hellboy and the Professor face a dead-end in their supernatural investigations, Simon Bruttenholm offers inspiration in the form of a tale when the combined forces of the entire Silver Lantern club were required to defeat a strange occult endeavor!

 

 

 

Joyama Volume 1 TP

 

Daniel Isles (W/A/Cover)

 

On sale Apr 27

b&w, 216 pages

$19.99

TP, 7” x 10”

 

In the lively city of Joyama, long-time friends Ringo, Arwen, and Silas work together as Outrider Soldiers, a team of highly-skilled individuals contracted by prestigious clients and government officials to shake down organized crime. Following a high-level assassination, a recently closed case has been reopened, but this was no ordinary takedown. The first volume of a genre-bending sci-fi trilogy!

 

  • Debut graphic novel by illustrator and comic artist Daniel Isles, also known by his pen name DirtyRobot!

 

  • For fans of manga, fantasy, cyberpunk, and sci-fi!

 

A GENRE BENDING SCI-FI FANTASY!

 

 

 

Brian Michael Bendis!

 

Joy Operations #4 (of 5)

 

Brian Michael Bendis (W), Stephen Byrne (A/Cover A), and David Marquez (Cover B)

 

On sale Feb 16

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

 

Joy Corrigan’s world has been turned completely upside down by a woman and organization she has never met. Her sanity and reality have fallen into complete disarray. So now she shows everyone what makes her the
En. Voi with the most hardcore reputation in all the trusts.  She has to turn the tables on everyone who has entered her life without her permission. It is Joy unleashed as she takes the fight to those who would look to control her and her world.

 

 

 

Last Flight Out #4 (of 6)

 

Marc Guggenheim (W), Eduardo Ferigato (A/Cover), and Natalia Marques (C)

 

On sale Feb 2

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

 

Alex, the scientific mind which might be able to save the world, is being held captive in the most dangerous place in the world. To save the love of his daughter’s life, Ben will have to make a devil’s bargain—that leads to a shocking ending.

 

“If you like disaster movies, you’ll love Last Flight Out.” —AiPT!

 

 

 

 

The Legend of Korra Patterns in Time TP

 

Various (W/A)

 

On sale Apr 13

FC, 80 pages

$12.99

TP, 6” x 9”

 

Celebrate new stories from The Legend of Korra!

 

Your favorite characters from Team Avatar and beyond are here in this collection of stories, from the heartwarming to the hilarious. Join Korra, Asami, Mako, Bolin, Tenzin, and more familiar faces from The Legend of Korra, featured in stories specially crafted by a bevy of talented comics creators! Be sure to add these all-new stories to your Avatar Legends library!

 

 

 

Manor Black: Fire in the Blood #1 (of 4)

 

Cullen Bunn (W), Brian Hurtt (W/A/Cover A), Tyler Crook (C), and Francesco Francavilla (Cover B)

 

On sale Feb 2

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

 

From the creators of Harrow County and The Sixth Gun comes the next chapter of this gothic horror fantasy about a family of sorcerers in crisis.

 

The powerful and ancient blood sorcerer Roman Black has taken a young fire mage under his wing after she has done the impossible—taken her magic house’s totem spirit inside herself.  But the totem is powerful, and may be impossible to control, especially when Roman’s children begin to see the young mage as a threat.

 

 

 

 

The Nocturnals: Omnibus Volume 2 HC

 

Dan Brereton (W/A/C/Cover)

 

On sale Apr 20

FC, 416 pages

$29.99

HC, 8” x 12”

The Nocturnals revolves around the mysterious quest of underworld enforcer and occult figure, Doc Horror; his supernaturally-gifted daughter Evening (aka Halloween Girl) who carries a pumpkin full of haunted toys; the Gunwitch, a silent, two-gun revenant with an itch to kill monsters; the lissome wraith Polychrome, and a host of hard-boiled inhuman players battling hidden evils lurking on the outskirts of human knowledge.

 

Collects the previously published Nocturnals volumes: The Dark Forever, Gunwitch: Outskirts of Doom, Spectres, and A Nocturnal Alphabet.

 

 

 

 

Aubrey Sitterson!  Fico Ossio!

 

No One Left to Fight II #5 (of 5)

 

Aubrey Sitterson (W), Fico Ossio (A/C/Cover A/Cover B), and Rachel Avila (C)

 

On sale Feb 9

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

 

It’s all come down to this extra-sized issue, and there’s no one left to fight except . . . Delivering on the promise made in the very first issue of the next great Dark Horse universe, creators Aubrey Sitterson (Savage Hearts, The Worst Dudes) and Fico Ossio (Mister Miracle, Spider-Man) bring you the fight you never saw coming but always wanted with an ending that will send reverberations throughout the fightverse.

 

“A loving tribute to the Dragons Ball and Street Fighters of days past, with colorful art and a joyously explosive story.” —Major Spoilers

 

 

 

Norse Mythology III #1 (of 6)

 

Neil Gaiman (W), P. Craig Russell (W/Cover A), David Rubín (A/C), David Mack (Cover B)

 

On sale Feb 9

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

 

#1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman and Eisner Award–winning comics legend P. Craig Russell breathe new life into the ancient Norse stories by taking readers through the creation of the Nine Worlds to the epic origin and adventures of Thor, Odin, and Loki all the way to the end of life—Ragnarök.

 

The sea giant Aegir avoids having to throw a banquet for the gods by setting Thor and Tyr off on a wild quest to find a cauldron and pitting our heroes against a multiheaded giantess, fire-breathing sea serpents, and more bizarre mythological creatures.

 

“This comic is a good reminder stories deserve to be told in multiple formats; from novelizations to comic books, each holds intrinsic value in telling a different side of the story.” -AiPT!

 

 

 

Norse Mythology Volume 2 HC

 

 

Neil Gaiman (W), P. Craig Russell (W), Matt Horak (A), Mark Buckingham (A), Gabriel Hernández (A), Walta (A), Sandy Jarrell (A), Lovern Kindzierski (C), and David Mack (Cover)

 

On sale Apr 13

FC, 144 pages

$29.99

HC, 7” x 10”

 

In this second volume, Gaiman and Russell once more team with a legendary collection of artists to bring more Norse myths to life, including the origins of poetry and a mead that many will die for, Thor and Loki’s eventful trip into the land of giants, the gods’ woeful bargain that might lose them eternal life, and the beloved god Frey’s journey to Valhalla and beyond to find a certain missing something.

 

Collects Norse Mythology II #1­–#6, featuring art by Matt Horak, Mark Buckingham, Gabriel Hernández Walta, and Sandy Jarrell!

 

“The second volume of Norse Mythology is the equal of the first. This is a finely made comic and a worthy gift to the gods of Asgard.” -Kabooooom!

 

 

 

Orphan and the Five Beasts #4 (of 4)

 

James Stokoe (W/A/Cover)

 

On sale Feb 23

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

 

James Stokoe’s insane Kung Fu epic comes to a glorious conclusion when the warrior Orphan Mo’s hunt for the five former powerful disciples ends in an insane battle. Part Five Deadly Venoms and part surreal grindhouse, James Stokoe brings his knack for ultra-detailed fantasy imagery and over-the-top violence to this classic tale of revenge.

 

 

 

Pearl Volume 2 TP

 

Brian Michael Bendis (W) and Michael Gaydos (A/C/Cover)

 

On sale Apr 13

FC, 160 pages

$19.99

TP, 7” x 10”

 

Pearl Tanaka’s boss, the malevolent Mr. Miike, used to think that she was merely a highly successful tattoo artist. But now that he knows about her gift for killing, he wants to put her deadly talents to use in service of his criminal empire. Pearl, however, has just learned some very interesting things about her late mother—and now she has a completely different career path in mind.

As she travels to Japan to uncover the secrets of her heritage, Pearl hopes that by confronting Mr. Miike’s boss on his home turf she can get her father freed from jail, keep her fellow tattoo artist and wannabe boyfriend Rick Araki safe, and take control of her destiny for the very first time. It doesn’t work out the way she planned . . .

 

Collects Pearl issues #7-#12.

 

“Gaydos and Bendis are at the top of their form” -Comicbook.com

 

 

Stephen McCranie’s Space Boy Omnibus Volume 2 TP

 

Stephen McCranie (W/A/Cover)

 

On sale Apr 6

FC, 688 pages

$19.99

TP, 5 3/4″ x 8 1/4″

 

To Amy, everyone has a flavor. Well, almost everyone . . . Just as Amy is finally feeling that she’s made a true connection with the mysterious, flavorless Oliver, their entire relationship is rattled—possibly forever. After a crushing confrontation, Amy hunts for a way to reconnect with Oliver, but each new lead to his identity leaves her with more questions than answers and rising tension with her friends. As relationships shift, Amy learns that even if she can’t fix everything for her friends, it still means something to be there with them. And an extra credit project might just help Amy discover answers to some of the mysteries surrounding Oliver.

 

Collects Stephen McCranie’s Space Boy volumes 4-6.

 

 

 

Mike Mignola!

 

The Sword of Hyperborea #2 (of 4)

 

Mike Mignola (W/Cover A), Rob Williams (W), Laurence Campbell (A), Quinton Winter (C), Dave Stewart (C), Christopher Mitten (Cover A), and Yishan Li (Cover B)

 

On sale Feb 16

FC, 32 pages

$3.99

Miniseries

 

The Sword of Hyperborea continues its trek through history, blessing the chosen ones who wield it with incredible power. When it appears at a pivotal moment during WWI, will the blade be used for good or for evil? Spies, supernatural creatures, and secret societies collide in this fast-paced continuation of the sword’s saga!

 

 

 

Tarzan: The New Adventures Volume 1 HC

 

Roy Thomas (W), Thomas Grindberg (A/C/Cover), and Benito Gallego (A/C)

 

On sale Apr 27

FC, 104 pages

$24.99

HC, 7” x 10”

 

Previously available only to subscribers of the Edgar Rice Burroughs website, Tarzan: The New Adventures is at last available in print. This incarnation of the Jungle Lord is presented in Sunday newspaper landscape format with all-new stories penned by comics legend Roy Thomas (Conan the Barbarian, Avengers, X-Men) with stunning illustration by Thomas Grindberg—whose work stands alongside classic Tarzan illustrators such as Hal Foster, J. Allen St. John, and Frank Frazetta. No Tarzan comics collection is complete without Tarzan: The New Adventures.

 

 

 

 

Tentacle Kitty comes to comics!

 

Tentacle Kitty: Tales Around the Teacup TP

 

John Merritt (W), Raena Merritt (W), Jean-Claudio Vinci (A), and Mirka Andolfo (Cover)

 

On sale Apr 27

FC, 120 pages

$12.99

TP, 6” x 9”

 

The world according to Tentacle Kitty!

 

Join “the Pink One” and friends as the whole tentacle kitty gang regales us with tales of action and adventure over tea! From hunting down cotton candy mice, to pirate hijinks, and mega convention run ins, this tome features stories for all readers, told only as a Tentacle Kitty can!

 

  • The first graphic novel of the convention sensation Tentacle Kitty!

 

 

 

 

We Only Kill Each Other TP

 

Stephanie Phillips (W), Peter Krause (A), Ellie Wright (C), and Dave Johnson (Cover)

 

On sale Apr 20

FC, 136 pages

$19.99

TP, 7” x 10”

 

With World War II on the horizon, Nazi sympathizers and fascists have taken root on American soil in alarming numbers, intending to push the U.S. towards and alliance with Germany. When the lone hope of stopping the American Nazi movement falls to Jewish-American gangsters currently entrenched in a violent turf war, the gangsters find that there’s only one thing they hate more than each other: Nazis.

 

  • Collects We Only Kill Each Other from the ComiXology original digital series in print for the first time.

 

 

 

WindMaker Volume 1 TP

 

Roye Okupe (W), Sunkanmi Akinboye (A), Toyin Ajetunmobi (C), and Godwin Akpan (Cover)

 

On sale Apr 20

FC, 144 pages

$19.99

TP, 7” x 10”

 

The West African nation of Atala is thrust into an era of unrest and dysfunction after their beloved president turns vicious dictator. With the country on the brink of civil war, the WindMaker—an ancient hero of the Atalians—mysteriously returns in what appears to be an effort to save his people. The only problem is that his spirit is reincarnated into the last person anyone expects to help—the president’s head of security!

 

“Our mission is and always has been about empowering African creatives and storytelling.” —Roye Okupe

 

 

 

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DC COMICS FEBRUARY 2022 SOLICITATIONS

Sat, 11/20/2021 - 14:39

BATMAN #120
  • Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
  • Art and cover by JORGE MOLINA
  • Backup script and art by KARL KERSCHL
  • Variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
  • 1:25 variant cover by DAN HIPP
  • 1:50 variant cover by JOCK
  • $4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (Card stock)
  • ON SALE 2/1/22
  • “Abyss” part three! The new Batman Inc.’s heinous crimes have landed them in a high-security prison. Batman believes the only way to help his old allies is to break them out…but they don’t want his help! Meanwhile, Batman Inc.’s mysterious benefactor uses the chaos to enact their plans, but finds themselves lost in the dark against Abyss!
  • Backup: The mysterious disappearances being investigated by Maps and Batman take a violent turn…Could this missing persons case be something much darker?
DETECTIVE COMICS #1051
  • Written by MARIKO TAMAKI
  • Art by MAX RAYNOR
  • Backup written by  MATTHEW ROSENBERG
  • Backup art by FERNANDO BLANCO
  • Cover by IRVIN RODRIGUEZ
  • Variant by LEE BERMEJO
  • 1:25 variant by JORGE FORNÉS
  • $4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (Card stock)
  • ON SALE 2/1/22
  • Psycho-Pirate! Qu’est-ce que ç’est? The mind manipulations of one of the DCU’s most calamitous villains are revealed at the heart of Arkham Tower…but who’s really calling the shots? As Batwoman’s undercover operation takes a disastrous turn, Huntress finds her own mission inside the Tower growing more perilous by the moment! All is revealed in this explosive first chapter in act two of the “Shadows of the Bat” weekly event!
  • Then, in “House of Gotham” part five, the Boy emerges from his Scarecrow caper with a new perspective on the world…but what’s scarier: Dr. Crane’s fear toxins, or Batman’s control of Gotham’s militarized youth?
DETECTIVE COMICS #1052
  • Written by MARIKO TAMAKI
  • Art by MAX RAYNOR
  • Backup written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
  • Backup art by FERNANDO BLANCO
  • Cover by IRVIN RODRIGUEZ
  • Variant by LEE BERMEJO
  • 1:25 variant by JORGE FORNÉS
  • $4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (Card stock)
  • ON SALE 2/8/22
  • “His hold is breaking!” That’s the message written in blood across the minds of Arkham Tower’s inhabitants, after a nightmare melee is unleashed! With Gotham’s deadliest criminals reverting to their former, murderous selves in one horrific night, Dr. Wear has a lot of explaining to do…and a lot of covering up to perform. Can Nightwing get to the bottom of this mystery before the people of Arkham Tower are put in peril again?
  • Plus, Batman’s iron grip on Gotham is enough to drive the desperate to madness…and madness is on the mind of the Boy in part six of “House of Gotham.” When an average night at coat check at the Iceberg Lounge turns into a violent battle royal between the Dark Knight and the Penguin, lines are blurred, people are hurt, and the Boy’s descent into a life of crime deepens…
DETECTIVE COMICS #1053
  • Written by MARIKO TAMAKI
  • Art by MAX RAYNOR
  • Backup written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
  • Backup art by FERNANDO BLANCO
  • Cover by IRVIN RODRIGUEZ
  • Variant by LEE BERMEJO
  • 1:25 variant by JORGE FORNÉS
  • $4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (Card stock)
  • ON SALE 2/15/22
  • War in the streets! As Dr. Wear desperately tries to keep his plans for Arkham Tower from crumbling, a major drug deal gone bad puts the nervous doc in the sights of both the Party Crashers and the Penguin! The list of people very badly wanting to kill Dr. Wear grows, and Nightwing is on the precipice of cracking the whole scheme wide open! But with the maniacal Party Crashers waging war against the Bat-Family across Gotham, Dick must choose between helping a tower full of villains and helping his family!
  • Then, it’s Knightfall in Gotham during part seven of “House of Gotham,” as the Boy (growing into a man before our eyes) runs afoul of an uber-violent, unhinged Azrael Batman! This latest conflict pushes Gotham’s most vulnerable into madness, and one man’s rogues gallery reveals itself as another man’s salvation.
DETECTIVE COMICS #1054
  • Written by MARIKO TAMAKI
  • Art by MAX RAYNOR
  • Backup written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
  • Backup art by FERNANDO BLANCO
  • Cover by IRVIN RODRIGUEZ
  • Variant by LEE BERMEJO
  • 1:25 variant by JORGE FORNÉS
  • $4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (Card stock)
  • ON SALE 2/22/22
  • It’s Nightwing versus Psycho-Pirate in the grand finale of “Shadows of the Bat” act two of three! As Gotham’s elite gather to celebrate the formal opening of Arkham Tower, Dr. Wear’s secret weapon is more unhinged than ever, and the storm clouds of disaster gather above the city’s monument to reform! The Party Crashers, the Bat-Family, Penguin’s forces, and a tower full of innocent civilians and villainous patients converge in the chapter you’ll need to see to believe! Spoiler alert: not everyone makes it out alive!
  • Every story has two sides, and as much as Batman has reached out his hand through the darkness to try to help the Boy, there are too many hands in the shadows of Gotham pulling in the other direction. The finale of act two of “House of Gotham” poses a stark choice: Live with the family you know, or betray everything you’ve learned to be true?
I AM BATMAN #6
  • Written by JOHN RIDLEY
  • Art by KEN LASHLEY
  • Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
  • Variant by FRANCESCO MATTINA
  • 1:25 variant by KHARY RANDOLPH and EMILIO LOPEZ
  • Black history month variant by ALEXIS FRANKLIN
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card stock)
  • ON SALE 2/8/22
  • Jace Fox’s baptism by fire as Batman during “Fear State” was the first step toward his next great challenge—a relocation to the Big Apple! Joining his mother and sisters in the move as they arrive to the city, Jace will find new adventure, a rekindled love, and terrifying new adversaries as “Empire State of Mind” begins!

 

THE NEW CHAMPION OF SHAZAM! #1
  • Written by JOSIE CAMPBELL
  • Art and cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER
  • Variant by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 4 | $4.99 US Variant (Card stock)
  • ON SALE 2/22/22
  • Mary Bromfield has always struggled to determine who she is outside her family…kinda hard to do when you’re all superheroes! Now, after Billy Batson’s heroic sacrifice, the power of Shazam has vanished, and she’s been left powerless.
  • Most heroes would be distraught, but not Mary. It’s finally time for a voyage of self-discovery as she prepares for her freshman year of college and a civilian life. But nothing is ever truly normal for this young hero, because she’s just been chosen as the new champion of Shazam! (At least according to a talking rabbit sent by her estranged brother Billy.) Will she embrace the power? Or will it die alongside this world’s hope of survival against the mysterious magical forces waiting to take control?
  • Find out in Mary’s first solo miniseries, brought to you by up-and-coming comics writer Josie Campbell (Future State: Green Lantern) and fan-favorite Shazam! artist Evan “Doc” Shaner (Strange Adventures, Convergence: Shazam!)!

AQUAMEN #1
  • Written by CHUCK BROWN and BRANDON THOMAS
  • Art by SAMI BASRI
  • Cover by TRAVIS MOORE
  • Variants by KAEL NGU and NICK ROBLES
  • 1:25 ratio variant cover by JIM LEE and
  • SCOTT WILLIAMS
  • Black History Month variant cover by ALEXIS FRANKLIN
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (Card stock)
  •  ON SALE 2/22/22
  • Dive deeper following the thrilling conclusions of Aquaman: The Becoming and Black Manta!
  • When a terrorist in Middle America is revealed as an Atlantean sleeper agent seemingly gone rogue, the Aquamen—Arthur Curry and Jackson Hyde—are on the case. But it soon becomes clear that the tragedy was not just a single bad actor, but the beginnings of a much larger and more dangerous chain reaction…and the heart of an explosive Atlantean conspiracy! If Arthur’s not careful, the secrets he’s keeping—from Mera, Tula, Tempest, Atlantis, the surface, and even Jackson—could cause a rift from which the Aquamen might never recover!
MONKEY PRINCE #1
  • Written by GENE LUEN YANG
  • Art and cover by BERNARD CHANG
  • Variant by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
  • 1:25 variant by ANAND RADHAKRISHNAN
  • 1:50 variant by Dustin Nguyen
  • Team variant by Zao Dao
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (Card stock)
  • ON SALE 2/1/22
  • Introducing the newest hero in the DCU, the great sage, equal to the heavens, better than his predecessor the legendary Monkey King, even better than the Justice League—and definitely the Teen Titans—(actually, all the heroes combined), everyone put your hands together for…the Monkey Prince! Marcus Sun moves around a lot because his adoptive parents are freelance henchpeople, so this month he finds himself as the new kid at Gotham City High School, where a mysterious man with pig features asks Marcus to walk through a water curtain to reveal himself as who Marcus really is…someone who has adventured through The Journey to the West, can transform into 72 different formations, can clone himself using his hairs, and is called…the Monkey Prince!

 

SUICIDE SQUAD: BLAZE #1
  • Written by SIMON SPURRIER
  • Art and cover by AARON CAMPBELL
  • Variant cover by MATÍAS BERGARA
  • $6.99 US | 48 pages | 1 of 3 | 8 ½” x 10 7/8″
  • Prestige Plus
  • ON SALE 2/8/22
  • 17+
  • The attacks begin without warning. Brutal, sudden…cannibalistic. A metahuman with all the power of Superman but none of his humanity. An unstoppable being ruled only by hunger and instinct, striking at random across the world. To stop this threat, Harley Quinn, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark have been assigned to corral, nursemaid, and if necessary execute five deadly new recruits: the expendable products of a secret government procedure called BLAZE. They’re ordinary prisoners, endowed with incredible power…and the certain knowledge that it’ll burn through them like wildfire. They have six months to live, maximum. If you’re staring down life in prison, maybe that’s a good deal—especially if you’re Michael Van Zandt, desperate to reunite with the mad lover who forsook you after your Bonnie-and-Clyde crime spree.
  • But that power? It’s surprisingly transferable. As each member of the Squad dies…the others get stronger. What would a hardened criminal do with that knowledge? Worse yet: What would a desperate, lovesick idiot do with it? One thing’s certain: this time the Suicide Squad’s bitten off more than it can chew. Win or lose—they all burn.
  • Simon Spurrier and Aaron Campbell, the creative team behind the critically acclaimed John Constantine: Hellblazer, have been turned loose on the one DC title even more horrific and blackhearted than that one! We suggest you brace yourselves…
WEIRD LOVE TALES #1
  • Written by REX OGLE, RICH DOUEK, COLLIN KELLY, JACKSON LANZING, RAM V, STEPHANIE PHILLIPS, DEVIN GRAYSON, and others
  • Art by GERALDO BORGES, CHRISTIAN DUCE, PHIL HESTER, ANDE PARKS, JON SOMMARIVA, ROGER ROBINSON, and others
  • Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
  • Variant cover by AMANDA CONNER
  • $9.99 US | 80 pages | One-shot | Perfect bound
  • ON SALE 2/8/22
  • Ahhhh! Can you smell that? Love is in the air again, and we’re here to warm your heart and brighten your soul with eight timeless tales of…weird love? Sorry, hold on, I just need to read that again. Yup, that says weird love. Well, all right. Looks like we’ve got stories of a love as old as Jurassic time on Dinosaur Island, a bromance between Peacemaker and his eagle sidekick Eagly, and a first date you never saw coming. Oh wow, these really do sound sweet and heartwarming! So c’mon, let your freak flag fly and get weird this Valentine’s Day with us for Weird Love Tales #1!
BATMAN VOL. 5: FEAR STATE
  • Written by JAMES TYNION IV
  • Art by JORGE JIMENEZ and BENGAL
  • Cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
  • $24.99 US | 160 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″ | Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-77951-430-1
  • ON SALE 3/15/22
  • The Batman: The Joker War creative team of James Tynion IV and Jorge Jimenez continue their epic run with Gotham City on the brink of a violent evolutionary path and the danger level to Batman and his allies reaching a fever pitch! The Magistrate now has full support from the mayor to handle high-level law enforcement in Gotham and has branded the Dark Knight public enemy number one. Batman must also contend with the return of the Scarecrow, who pursues his own terrifying agenda as he takes this chaotic moment to launch his Fear State!
ROBIN VOL. 1: THE LAZARUS TOURNAMENT
  • Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
  • Art by GLEB MELNIKOV and JORGE CORONA
  • Cover by GLEB MELNIKOV
  • $19.99 US | 184 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″| Softcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-77951-433-2
  • ON SALE 3/15/22
  • Are you ready to rumble? After learning of the deadly League of Lazarus tournament, Damian Wayne has a new mission: to win the tournament and prove he is the greatest fighter in the DCU—but first he must find the secret island where it takes place! Presenting a brand-new solo Robin series for the son of Batman that forces him to find his own path away from both sides of his family! Who is the mysterious Flatline? Why does Mother Soul take such a keen interest in the son of Batman? Did Robin just literally get his heart ripped out of his chest in the first 30 pages? This volume collects Robin #1-6 and a special prelude story from Batman #106 and Detective Comics #1034.
THE BATMAN’S GRAVE COMPLETE COLLECTION
  • Written by WARREN ELLIS
  • Art and cover by BRYAN HITCH
  • $29.99 | 296 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″ | Softcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-77951-431-8
  • ON SALE 3/15/22
  • The World’s Greatest Detective buried alive.
  • Once a week, rain or shine, Alfred Pennyworth walks to a little cemetery plot on the Wayne Manor grounds. He meticulously tends to Thomas and Martha Wayne’s headstones, plinths, and slabs: weeding, cleaning, polishing. But how much longer before there’s another Wayne memorial to tend to? Batman’s current case forces him to inhabit the mind of a murder victim with a half-eaten face—sending him on a collision course with an enemy who has infiltrated every part of Gotham. Every corner Batman turns leads him one step closer to his own grave!
  • In The Batman’s Grave Complete Collection, Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch, one of the most legendary creative partnerships of the modern age, reunite for a story about life, death, and the questions most are too afraid to ask.
GREEN LANTERN: ALLIANCE
  • Written by MINH LÊ
  • Art and cover by ANDIE TONG
  • $9.99 US | 144 pages | 5-1/2″ x 8″ | Softcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-77950-380-0
  • ON SALE 4/26/22
  • The creative team behind Green Lantern: Legacy brings back Tai Pham in the action-packed sequel we’ve been waiting for!
  • It’s only been a few months since Green Lantern Tai Pham inherited his ring from his Bà and defeated his nemesis, Xander Griffin. But Tai knows their last battle was only the beginning, and even though no one believes him, Tai is determined to prove that Xander is up to his old tricks again.
  • When a string of fires start popping up around Coast City, Tai finds himself stretched thin as he struggles to keep up with school, training, working at the store, and following Xander’s trail. That is, until a new hero, Kid Flash, shows up on the scene with an offer to help. Can the heroes find the arsonist before it’s too late?
DEATH: THE DELUXE EDITION
  • Written by NEIL GAIMAN
  • Art by CHRIS BACHALO, MARK BUCKINGHAM, and others
  • Cover by DAVE McKEAN
  • $29.99 US | 320 pages | 7 1/16″ x 10 7/8″ | Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-77951-518-6
  • ON SALE 4/5/22
  • 17+
  • Offered again! From the pages of Newbery Medal-winner Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman comes fan-favorite character Death in a deluxe hardcover edition collecting her solo adventures! This volume features Death: The High Cost of Living and Death: The Time of Your Life, plus all of her other key appearances throughout the Sandman Universe.
MILESTONES IN HISTORY
  • Written by REGINALD HUDLIN, ALICE RANDALL, TOURÉ, MICHAEL HARRIOT, and more
  • Art by VARIOUS
  • Cover by CHRISCROSS
  • Variant cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
  • $9.99 US | 96 pages | Prestige Format | One-shot
  • ON SALE 2/15/22
  • Celebrate Black History Month the Milestone way, as the superpowered citizens of Dakota (including Static, Icon, Rocket, Hardware, and more) narrate the true stories of Black trailblazers from across human history! Witness the military campaigns of Hannibal and the Queen of Sheba, the literary accomplishments of Alexandre Dumas, the World War One dogfights of Eugene Bullard against the legendary Red Baron, and many, many more, all written and drawn by a who’s-who of comics and literary talent!
STATIC: SEASON ONE
  • Written by VITA AYALA and REGINALD HUDLIN
  • Art by NIKOLAS DRAPER-IVEY, CHRISCROSS, DENYS COWAN, and others
  • Cover by KHARY RANDOLPH
  • $29.99 US | 200 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″ | Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-77951-421-9
  • ON SALE 2/22/22
  • You’ve been waiting for his comeback for nearly a decade—and at long last, the most famous face of the Milestone Universe has made his shocking return!
  • Bullied nerd Virgil Hawkins wasn’t the kind of kid you’d normally find on the streets at the protest—but like everyone else in the city of Dakota, he was fed up. Unfortunately, the first time he stood up to raise his voice, the world turned upside-down. The experimental tear gas released that day left some of his classmates maimed or dead… but it left Virgil, and others, with stunning new abilities. Virgil has power inside him now—real power, the ability to channel and manipulate electromagnetic fields—but there’s anger burning inside him, too. What is he supposed to do about all of this? And first and foremost—what is he supposed to do about his bullies, now that they’ve got super-powers too?
  • A dynamic creative team of new comics voices and Milestone Media veterans have joined forces to open up a fresh chapter in the story of the most iconic Black teen superhero in comics history! Collects Milestone Returns: Infinite Edition #0 and Static: Season One #1-6.
BATWING: LUKE FOX
  • Written by JIMMY PALMIOTTI and JUSTIN GRAY
  • Art by EDUARDO PANSICA, JULIO FERREIRA, and others
  • Cover by MIKE McKONE
  • $29.99 US | 384 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″ | Softcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-77951-420-2
  • ON SALE 2/15/22
  • Son of Wayne Enterprises tech guru Lucius Fox, young Luke Fox is brilliant, brave, and rebellious—and now, he’s the newest member of Batman, Inc.! When the original Batwing walks away from crime-fighting, the Dark Knight recruits Luke to take up the mantle as a global representative in the war on crime. His assignments as the Batman’s newest agent will take him from Africa to Italy to a side of Gotham City that he’s never imagined.
MISTER MIRACLE: THE GREAT ESCAPE
  • Written by VARIAN JOHNSON
  • Art and cover by DANIEL ISLES
  • $16.99 US | 208 pages | 6″ x 9″| Softcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-77950-125-7
  • ON SALE 1/18/22
  • Scott Free wants nothing more than to leave Apokolips for planet Earth, and he knows exactly how to do it. But his plan never involved falling in love with the head of the Female Furies, Big Barda—the one person tasked with ensuring he never escapes. From Varian Johnson, the author of the Coretta Scott King Author Honor book The Parker Inheritance, and Afrofuturist artist Daniel Isles (a.k.a. DirtyRobot) comes the story of an escape plan that will take a miracle to pull off. Luckily for Scott, everyone calls him Mister Miracle! Okay, no one calls him that…yet.
REPRESENT!
  • Written by Christian Cooper, Jesse Holland, Regine Sawyer, Nadira Jamerson, Tara Roberts, Dominike “Domo” Stanton, Onyekachi Akalonu, N. Stephen Harris, Justin Ellis, Frederick Joseph, Gabe Eltaeb, Dan Liburd, Keah Brown, and Camrus Johnson
  • Art by Alitha Martinez, Doug Braithwaite, Eric Battle, Brittney Williams, Yancey Labat, Dominike “Domo” Stanton, Valentine De Landro, N. Stephen Harris, Travel Foreman, Keron Grant, Gabe Eltaeb, Koi Turnbull, Don Hudson, and Tony Akins
  • Cover by Darran Robinson
  • $24.99 US | 168 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″ | Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-77951-419-6
  • ON SALE 2/1/22
  • Stories of personal experiences, unheard voices, and social revolution.
  • New voices present relevant, topical visions of social change and personal histories, some true-to-life while others are semi-fictionalized accounts of real experiences. All have one thing in common—innovative styles and compelling stories which examine how our culture builds understanding, tracing society’s arc toward justice as we evolve in pursuit of a more just and compassionate world. Includes talent spotlights.
DC HORROR PRESENTS THE CONJURING: THE LOVER
  • Written by DAVID L. JOHNSON-MCGOLDRICK, REX OGLE, SCOTT SNYDER, CHE GRAYSON, TIM SEELEY, RAY FAWKES, and DOMO STANTON
  • Art by GARRY BROWN, DAVE JOHNSON, DENYS COWAN, JUAN FERREYRA, KELLEY JONES, CHRISTOPHER MITTEN, and DOMO STANTON
  • Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
  • $24.99 US | 136 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″ | Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-77951-508-7
  • ON SALE 3/8/22
  • 17+
  • The terrifying debut of the tie-in to The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It begins here, with a story that’s bursting at the seams with clues about the Conjuring’s latest villainess…Meet Jessica. Jessica just returned to her freshman year of college after winter break, bringing with her the anxieties of last semester’s poor grades, the awkwardness of facing a boy she wishes she’d never slept with, and an undeniably unnerving feeling of being watched. She soon comes to realize that something evil made her its target, and it will not rest until it has her in its unholy grip. But why did this sinister presence set its sights on a seemingly normal college freshman? Read this nerve-racking tale, creepily crafted by Conjuring 2 and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It screenwriter David L. Johnson-McGoldrick and Rex Ogle with heart-stopping art from Garry Brown and chill-inducing covers by Bill Sienkiewicz, to find out! Featuring backup stories from the famed artifact room by some of comics best and creepiest creators! Collecting issues 1-5.
ACTION COMICS #1040
  • Written by PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON and SHAWN ALDRIDGE
  • Art by RICCARDO FEDERICI and ADRIANA MELO
  • Cover by DANIEL SAMPERE
  • Variant cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
  • Black history month variant by ALEXIS FRANKLIN
  • $4.99 US | 40 pages | $5.99 US Variant (Card stock)
  • ON SALE 2/22/22
  • Superman has become a force to be reckoned with inside Warworld’s arena, and Mongul questions his decision to keep his enemies alive. As Superman’s new Phaelosian ally Kryl-Ux teaches him new ways to fight without powers, he starts to win Warzoons over to his cause…but someone within his inner circle finds their allegiances tested. Meanwhile, the elusive Midnighter uses his talents to find the missing members of the Authority.
AQUAMAN: THE BECOMING #6
  • Written by BRANDON THOMAS
  • Art by DIEGO OLORTEGUI and WADE VON GRAWBADGER
  • Cover by DAVID TALASKI
  • Variant cover by KHARY RANDOLPH
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | 6 of 6 | $4.99 US Variant (Card stock)
  • ON SALE 2/15/22
  • Final issue, leading directly into the Aquamen #1 launch! Alongside family old and new, Jackson Hyde races to stop the next big undersea terrorist attack—and this time, Mera’s the target! But if he hopes to overcome his greatest enemy yet and protect the people he loves most, he’ll have to stop waiting for someone to give him permission to lead. It’s time for Jackson to reach out and take the mantle of Aquaman!
AQUAMAN/GREEN ARROW – DEEP TARGET #5
  • Written by CHUCK BROWN and BRANDON THOMAS
  • Art by RONAN CLIQUET
  • Cover by MARCO SANTUCCI
  • Variant cover by EJIKURE
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | 5 of 7 | $4.99 US Variant (Card stock)
  • ON SALE 2/22/22
  • Bang! Zoom! To the moon?! After finding themselves stranded on the moon, Aquaman and Green Arrow work to get back to Earth. The problem is that this isn’t the Earth either of them remember! Scorpio has once again altered the timeline to resemble something a little more…Jurassic?!
ARKHAM CITY: THE ORDER OF THE WORLD #5
  • Written by DAN WATTERS
  • Art by DANI
  • Cover by SAM WOLFE CONNELLY
  • Variant cover by DERRICK CHEW
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | 5 of 6 | $4.99 US Variant (Card stock)
  • ON SALE 2/1/22
  • Like layers of skin peeled back by madness, Dr. Joy finally comes face to face with the absurd, gaping maw of the one true order of the world. With only the fires of Azrael and Detective Stone’s hatred lighting the way, what chance do our poor Arkhamites have at survival as they descend into that which lies beneath all things? Join us for the penultimate chapter of Arkham City: The Order of the World and see the truth for yourself.
Missing Attachment BATGIRLS #3
  • Written by BECKY CLOONAN and MICHAEL W. CONRAD
  • Art and cover by JORGE CORONA
  • Variant cover by KIM JACINTO
  • 1:25 variant cover by RIAN GONZALES
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card stock)
  • ON SALE 2/8/22
  • The Batgirls’ investigation leads them to believe new street artist Tutor is responsible for putting innocent Gothamites under trance, using his murals and then stealing their stuff. Luckily for them, Tutor is hosting an underground art show at the old shipyard tonight, so Babs and the Batgirls go undercover as attendees, so the Batgirls can prove to Babs once and for all that Tutor’s the one behind all the strange crimes! And to make matters worse, Babs bumps into Tutor’s ex at the event! Oof!
BATMAN VS. BIGBY! A WOLF IN GOTHAM #6
  • Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
  • Art by BRIAN LEVEL and JAY LEISTEN
  • Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
  • Variant cover by BRIAN LEVEL and JAY LEISTEN
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | 6 of 6 | $4.99 US Variant (Card stock)
  • ON SALE 2/15/22
  • 17+
  • The crossover event concludes here! Now that they know the true power in Bookworm’s possession, Batman and Bigby must race across Gotham to put an end to a plan that’s already plunged the city into flames. But when they arrive, it looks like Bookworm has somehow found the strength necessary to take on Batman…a fight he’ll have to manage on his own, as Bigby goes up against a surprising foe from Fabletown!
BATMAN: THE KNIGHT #2
  • Written by CHIP ZDARSKY
  • Art and cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
  • Variant cover by RICCARDO FEDERICI
  • $4.99 US | 40 pages | $5.99 US Variant (Card stock)
  • ON SALE 2/15/22
  • Bruce Wayne’s journey toward becoming the Dark Knight has begun, and he has many hard lessons to learn before his education is complete. His adventure begins in the City of Lights, Paris, where he’ll train with a world-renowned cat burglar and come into contact with a horrifying serial killer stalking the city’s wealthy elite…
BATMAN: URBAN LEGENDS #12
  • Written by VITA AYALA, MARK RUSSELL, RAM V, and MOHALE MASHIGO
  • Art by NIKOLA ČIŽMEŠIJA, KARL MOSTERT, ANAND RADHAKRISHNAN, and MOHALE MASHIGO
  • Cover by KARL MOSTERT and TRISH MULVIHILL
  • Variant covers by JORGE MOLINA and ANAND RADHAKRISHNAN
  • $7.99 US | 64 pages | Prestige
  • ON SALE 2/8/22
  • Ace the Bat-Hound is locked away in a secret lab run by super-villains! Batman and Zatanna have to pick up the pieces after a magical catastrophe. Wight Witch and Ghost-Maker meet students of their sensei they never knew. Eternity’s crimes hit home.
BATMAN/CATWOMAN #10
  • Written by TOM KING
  • Art and cover by CLAY MANN
  • Variant covers by TRAVIS CHAREST, JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
  • $4.99 US | 32 pages | 10 of 12 (All covers card stock)
  • ON SALE 2/8/22
  • 17+
  • Don’t mess with Catwoman! As our three storylines experience a rare moment of convergence, Selina fights for her life against The Joker and her own daughter, Batwoman. What secrets from her deadly friendship with the Clown Prince of Crime will cause this row between mother and child? Find out in an action-packed issue that proves this cat can fight!
BLACK MANTA #6
  • Written by CHUCK BROWN
  • Art by VALENTINE DE LANDRO
  • Cover by VALENTINE DE LANDRO
  • Variant cover by SANFORD GREENE
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | 6 of 6 $4.99 | US Variant (Card stock)
  • ON SALE 2/8/22
  • Final issue, leading directly into the Aquamen #1 launch! It’s villain versus villain as Black Manta fights to stop Devil Ray, whose eyes are set on Atlantis but whose ambitions might very well bring about the end of the world. Will Manta finally be able to own his roots, his power, and his flaws to save Atlantis…and himself?

 

BLUE & GOLD #7
  • Written by DAN JURGENS
  • Art and cover by RYAN SOOK
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | 7 of 8
  • ON SALE 2/15/22
  • Blue & Gold Restoration is up and running, with Booster Gold and Blue Beetle taking on any number of strange cases, from paranormal extremes to lost civilizations, ancient aliens, gateways to other dimensions, and even super-villains looking for help in going straight! But what happens when one of the threats turns out to be an old friend? Guest-starring Jaime Reyes as the Blue Beetle!
CATWOMAN #40
  • Written by TINI HOWARD
  • Art by NICO LEON
  • Cover by JEFF DÉKAL
  • Variant cover by JENNY FRISON
  • 1:25 variant cover by SOZOMAIKA
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card stock)
  • ON SALE 2/15/22
  • If I told you that there is a whole retro-glam apartment building in Gotham called the Trixie that houses mob wives, side chicks, and mistresses, and Catwoman has secretly taken a whole floor to herself eavesdropping on mob wives and mistresses to blackmail them, would you believe me? Of course you wouldn’t, because the last thing you want is to be caught knowing those truths at the only place in Gotham you can actually get away with murder.
DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL #4
  • Written by TOM TAYLOR
  • Art by BENGAL
  • Cover by YASMINE PUTRI
  • Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
  • 1:25 variant cover by BENGAL
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | 4 of 12 | $4.99 US Variant (Card stock)
  • ON SALE 2/1/22
  • The arrival of the Els by spaceship 19 years earlier was a pivotal moment for the kingdom, and a prophecy was born! But what were those early years like for the Els, and how did they come to be monarchs of the kingdom? And what catastrophic event triggered everything that was to follow?
DC HORROR PRESENTS: SOUL PLUMBER #5
  • Written by MARCUS PARKS and HENRY ZEBROWSKI
  • Art and cover by JOHN McCREA
  • Variant cover by CULLY HAMNER
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | 5 of 6 | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
  • ON SALE 2/1/22
  • Interdimensional beings, profane social media goddesses, and Vatican-sanctioned assassins, oh my! The weird gets weirder as the deadly and the bizarre converge around Edgar Wiggins in Soul Plumber’s penultimate chapter!
DC VS. VAMPIRES #5
  • Written by JAMES TYNION IV and MATTHEW ROSENBERG
  • Art by OTTO SCHMIDT
  • Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE
  • Variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | 5 of 12  | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
  • ON SALE 2/22/22
  • The future of the world is at stake as a battle to the death ensues between Batman and Hal Jordan! Will the vampiric Green Lantern be too much for the Dark Knight? Will the future of humanity be in the hands of…Jayna, vampire slayer? The bloody, bestselling series continues!
DEATHSTROKE INC. #6
  • Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
  • Art by PAOLO PANTALENA
  • Cover by HOWARD PORTER
  • Variant cover by IVAN TAO
  • 1:25 variant cover by ALEX GARNER
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
  • ON SALE 2/22/22
  • The reign of king Deathstroke begins!
  • After the shocking truth about T.R.U.S.T. is revealed, Deathstroke finds himself the leader of a new army. Does he use that army for good or evil? Can Black Canary escape and warn the Justice League that there is a new force in the DCU?
FUTURE STATE: GOTHAM #10
  • Written by DENNIS CULVER
  • Art by GIANNIS MILONOGIANNIS
  • Cover by SIMONE DI MEO
  • Variant cover by MIKE BOWDEN
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | Black and White | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
  • ON SALE 2/8/22
  • Jason Todd, a.k.a. Peacekeeper Red, and Hunter Panic are helpless to do anything but watch as the new Batman battles his greatest enemy for the first time! Meanwhile, the secret villain who has been the mastermind behind everything since the beginning of Future State: Gotham makes a move that will have repercussions for the entire Bat-Family!
GREEN LANTERN #11
  • Written by GEOFFREY THORNE
  • Art by TOM RANEY and MARCO SANTUCCI
  • Cover by BERNARD CHANG and ALEX SINCLAIR
  • Variant cover by ALAN QUAH
  • Black history month variant cover by ALEXIS FRANKLIN
  • $4.99 US | 40 pages | $5.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
  • ON SALE 2/1/22
  • Not even the combined power of the ex-Green Lanterns, Jo Mullein, and the United Planets can stop the Anti-Guardian! Will John Stewart arrive in time to defeat the threat, and do his new powers even stand a chance? The battle for the fate of the Green Lantern Corps and the entire universe hangs in the balance in the penultimate issue of the “Last Lanterns” arc!
HARLEY QUINN #12
  • Written by STEPHANIE PHILLIPS
  • Art and cover by RILEY ROSSMO
  • Variant cover by DERRICK CHEW
  • 1:25 variant cover by RIAN GONZALES
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
  • ON SALE 2/22/22
  • If Superman had to deal with a bomb on a runaway train barreling toward Gotham, he’d just throw the whole thing into outer space like a football. Zatanna would do some cool magic thing. Aquaman would, like, summon an army of bomb-defusing dolphins or something. But I’m Harley Quinn…and I can’t do any of those things. So how am I gonna defuse the bomb, save Kevin, and stop Keepsake from destroying Gotham? Well…I’m workin’ on it, okay? Don’t rush me! But I’ve definitely, certainly, without a doubt got it handled. Probably.
HARLEY QUINN: THE ANIMATED SERIES: THE EAT. BANG! KILL. TOUR #6
  • Written by TEE FRANKLIN
  • Art and cover by MAX SARIN
  • Variant cover by DERRICK CHEW
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | 6 of 6 | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
  • ON SALE 2/8/22
  • 17+
  • Ivy seeks out Vixen’s help to defeat Mephitic and save Harley before time runs out! Meanwhile, Gordon gets an anonymous invitation to Detroit. And a new friend changes the way Ivy views relationships in this series finale!
THE HUMAN TARGET #5
  • Written by TOM KING
  • Art and cover by GREG SMALLWOOD
  • Variant cover by BEN OLIVER
  • $4.99 US | 40 pages | 5 of 12 | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
  • ON SALE 2/22/22
  • 17+
  • Christopher Chance, a.k.a. the Human Target, will be dead in a few days, but nothing will stop him from solving his own murder. His investigation into the JLI intensifies, and he sets his sights on the Martian Manhunter…but what piece does J’onn J’onzz add to the puzzle?
JUSTICE LEAGUE #73
  • Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
  • Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO and WADE VON GRAWBADGER
  • Cover by ANICK PAQUETTE and NATHAN FAIRBAIRN
  • Variant cover by KYLE HOTZ
  • $4.99 US | 40 pages | $5.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
  • ON SALE 2/15/22
  • “Lords of Chaos” part two! The Justice League and Justice League Dark team up to navigate the remade world of chaos. All the heroes must come together to save what’s left of the world they have dedicated their lives to protecting. But has Doctor Fate gone bad? Oh no, he has.
JUSTICE LEAGUE INCARNATE #4
  • Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and DENNIS CULVER
  • Art by CHRIS BURNHAM and ANDREI BRESSAN
  • Cover by GARY FRANK
  • Variant cover by JORGE FORNÉS
  • 1:25 variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
  • $4.99 US | 40 pages | 4 of 5 | $5.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
  • ON SALE 2/1/22
  • THIS ISSUE…A HERO DIES!
  • Doctor Multiverse discovers there is a threat greater than Darkseid! Is the Justice League Incarnate’s only option to work with the Lord of Apokolips? Meanwhile, on Earth-7, Orion and Aquawoman lead the rest of the team to gain control of the Oblivion Engine! But by the time this issue is over…a member of Justice League Incarnate meets their end!
JUSTICE LEAGUE VS.THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #2
  • Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
  • Art and cover by SCOTT GODLEWSKI
  • Variant cover by TRAVIS MOORE
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | 2 of 6 | $4 .99 US Variant (Card Stock)
  • ON SALE 2/8/22
  • “The Gold Lantern Saga” part two! Who is the Gold Lantern? And what does his power source have to do with the Great Darkness? Is the Gold Lantern everything it promises to be? The Justice League and Legion of Super-Heroes team up and travel to each other’s time periods to unravel the mysteries that have led them to the precipice of this Great Darkness.
NIGHTWING #89
  • Written by TOM TAYLOR
  • Art and cover by BRUNO REDONDO
  • Variant cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL
  • 1:25 variant cover by BENGAL
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
  • ON SALE 2/15/22
  • Superman/Nightwing crossover! Years ago,when Robin took his first uncertain steps away from Batman as his own hero, Superman stepped in and offered Dick Grayson crucial advice, support, and a name: Nightwing. Now it’s time for Nightwing to return the favor. To be concluded in Superman: Son of Kal-El #9 in March!
NUBIA & THE AMAZONS #5
  • Written by STEPHANIE WILLIAMS and VITA AYALA
  • Art by ALITHA MARTINEZ and MARK MORALES
  • Cover by DARRYL BANKS
  • Variant cover by JUNI BA
  • Black history month variant cover by ALEXIS FRANKLIN
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | 5 of 6 | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
  • ON SALE 2/15/22
  • The monster behind Doom’s Doorway revealed! Medusa is back and wants the Amazons to pay for the years of imprisonment she suffered in Tartarus. Now our queen must fight her to secure a future for her sisters. Will she deliver the killing blow or show mercy for a woman scorned by Man’s World? Plus, a look into Nubia’s past gives us a preview of her future!
ONE-STAR SQUADRON #3
  • Written by MARK RUSSELL
  • Art and cover by STEVE LIEBER
  • $$3.99 US | 32 pages | 3 of 6
  • ON SALE 2/1/22
  • Things just keep getting worse for Red Tornado as he’s called in to face his most ferocious foe yet…the Board! This group of money-hungry investors are willing to do just about anything to turn a profit, and that could mean the end of Heroz4U. Now, as the company’s stock plummets, our hero questions why he got into the lifesaving business in the first place. When the time comes, will there be anyone left to save him?
PENNYWORTH #7
  • Written by SCOTT BRYAN WILSON
  • Art by JUAN GEDEON
  • Cover by JORGE FORNÉS
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | 7 of 7
  • ON SALE 2/8/22
  • From the Russian tundra to the Giza Plateau, from the past to the present, Alfred Pennyworth has quite literally traversed the globe to find answers. Now only one thing stands between Alfred and the truth…but that one thing is the killing machine known as KGBeast! Alfred’s odyssey of espionage and betrayal comes to its thrilling conclusion!
REFRIGERATOR FULL OF HEADS #4
  • Written by RIO YOUERS
  • Art by TOM FOWLER
  • Cover by MARCIO TAKARA
  • Variant cover by CULLY HAMNER
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | 4 of 6 | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
  • ON SALE 2/15/22
  • Now that Cal and Arlene’s secret is out to the bloodthirsty biker gang scouring Brody Island for the magical axe in their possession, the heads are truly rolling…and if they plan to get out alive, they’re going to need an ally—someone who knows exactly what that axe can do! Someone like, for example, June Branch? Unfortunately, June is a little…tied up at the moment…
ROBINS #4
  • Written by TIM SEELEY
  • Art and cover by BALDEMAR RIVAS
  • Variant cover by JEN BARTEL
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | 4 of 6 | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
  • ON SALE 2/15/22
  • The Robins are splintered after the events in the graveyard. On their own and on the hunt for the distributor of the SKP Tech, the former sidekicks are on the warpath, tearing through Gotham and Blüdhaven following any and all leads. But while the Robins descend on the criminal underworld, where has Tim Drake disappeared to?
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #114
  • Written by SHOLLY FISCH
  • Art and cover by VALERIO CHIOLA
  • $2.99 US | 32 pages
  • ON SALE 2/15/22
  • The Coolsville police station is being haunted by a monstrous mobster and his ghostly goons! Is it a cover for a jailbreak? A distraction to keep the police too busy to stop a daring crime elsewhere in the city? Or could the monsters be real? It’s up to Scooby and the gang to unravel the clues and crack the mystery—that is, if they can ever get out of the cell they’ve accidentally locked themselves in!
SUICIDE SQUAD #12
  • Written by ROBBIE THOMPSON
  • Art by EDUARDO PANSICA and JULIO FERREIRA
  • Cover by EDUARDO PANSICA, JULIO FERREIRA, and MARCELO MAIOLO
  • Variant cover by JONBOY MEYERS
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
  • ON SALE 2/1/22
  • Rick Flag attacks!
  • The Squad has their hands full with the marvel that is Earth-8, and soon learn that this “test” was actually just a decoy for Waller’s real Suicide Squad. If they’re going to get off Earth-8, they’ll have to get through a whole other Squad in the process! And just as Flag is about to take down Waller once and for all, he’s betrayed by a double agent in his ranks!
SUICIDE SQUAD: KING SHARK #6
  • Written by TIM SEELEY
  • Art by SCOTT KOLIN
  • Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE
  • Variant cover by TIM SEELEY
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | 6 of 6 | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
  • ON SALE 2/15/22
  • The final battle for domination of all life on Earth begins! But there’s a new player in the game, and Defacer and King Shark will have to get over their differences fast or they won’t even get the chance to evolve or die!
SUPERGIRL: WOMAN OF TOMORROW #8
  • Written by TOM KING
  • Art and cover by BILQUIS EVELY
  • Variant cover by JANAINA MEDIEROS
  • $4.99 US | 32 pages | 8 of 8 | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
  • ON SALE 2/15/22
  • Krem’s fate revealed! As Supergirl continues her battle against the Brigands, Ruthye squares off against this most vile villain in hopes of avenging her father and completing their mission. Will justice be served on both accounts? Or will our heroes fail? You won’t want to miss thrilling conclusion of the acclaimed miniseries that has changed Kara Zor-El for good!
SUPERMAN: SON OF KAL-EL #8
  • Written by TOM TAYLOR
  • Art by CIAN TORMEY
  • Cover by TRAVIS MOORE
  • Variant cover by INHYUK LEE
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
  • ON SALE 2/8/22
  • Henry Bendix’s plans for ultimate control threaten every superhero on Earth. And, in trying to stand against the dictator of Gamorra, Superman makes himself a target of business and world leaders. He is seen by too many as a force that must be stopped. How much can even a Man of Steel stand against before he bends?
SWAMP THING: GREEN HELL #2
  • Written by JEFF LEMIRE
  • Art and cover by DOUG MAHNKE
  • Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
  • 1:25 variant cover by CHRISTIAN WARD
  • $6.99 US | 48 pages | 2 of 3  | 8 ½” × 10 7/8″| Prestige Plus
  • ON SALE 2/22/22
  • 17+
  • Alec Holland has been summoned back to the land of the living by the decrepit John Constantine himself…which is quite the surprise to the Parliament of Trees. In exchange for a peaceful eternity within the Green, he was to stay out of their affairs. With lives at risk, Alec refuses, but his conviction comes at a cost—if Alec dies in this stolen body, defending the last vestiges of humanity…he’s gone for good!
TASK FORCE Z #5
  • Written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
  • Art and cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
  • Variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
  • 1:25 variant cover by PHILIP TAN and DANIEL HENRIQUES
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
  • ON SALE 2/22/22
  • Heads? Everyone gets eaten by a zombie. Tails? Aw, who am I kidding…everyone’s going to get eaten by a zombie. It’s always a trick question when Two-Face is involved…and Harvey Dent’s role in this whole zombie Suicide Squad thing (zombicide? Is this a Zombicide Zquad?) is a whole lot weirder than you think it is. Or maybe not, I don’t know you. What are you still reading this solicit for? Get out there and read Task Force Z!
TEEN TITANS ACADEMY #12
  • Written by TIM SHERIDAN
  • Art by MIKE NORTON
  • Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
  • Variant cover by FICO OSSIO
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
  • ON SALE 2/22/22
  • It’s all come down to this! As their lives are literally tumbling down around them, the Titans must contend with the betrayal of their most troubled student—who has just unmasked themselves as Red X—plus a familiar face from deep in their darkest days, determined to exact an unholy vengeance upon Nightwing. In the end, after the epic collision of past, present, and future, who and what of Teen Titans Academy will still be standing?
THE BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES #11
  • Written by IVAN COHEN
  • Art and cover by RANDY ELLIOTT
  • Cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
  • $2.99 US | 32 pages | 11 of 12
  • ON SALE 2/8/22
  • When a museum exhibit celebrating the world’s greatest detectives is raided by a ghost, Batman and Mystery Inc. are ready to lend a hand (and some paws!), but newsman Jack Ryder wants to be part of the story…as the sometimes-hero known as the Creeper! Can they work together to discover who’s behind the fright at the museum?
THE FLASH #779
  • Written by JEREMY ADAMS
  • Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and MATT RYAN
  • Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
  • Variant cover by JORGE CORONA
  • Black history month variant cover by ALEXIS FRANKLIN
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
  • ON SALE 2/15/22
  • Unexpected heroes arrive to help the Flash in his final confrontation with Eclipso. Can Wally West move fast enough to save the universe? Find out in part three of “the Eclipso War!”
THE JOKER #12
  • Written by JAMES TYNION IV
  • Art and cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and CAM SMITH
  • Punchline backup written by JAMES TYNION IV and SAM JOHNS
  • Punchline backup art by BELÉN ORTEGA
  • Variant covers by GERARDO ZAFFINO and JONBOY MEYERS
  • 1:25 variant cover by JAMES STOKOE
  • $5.99 US | 40 pages
  • ON SALE 2/8/22
  • There are dark, sinister secrets in the world, and then there are the secrets held by the infamous Sampson family on their compound down in Texas! Jim Gordon is about to enter a hell he never imagined to save…The Joker?
  • Punchline Backup: The Trial of Punchline grows volatile as the Royal Flush Gang makes their biggest and most wicked move in Gotham Ever. Punchline’s endgame is here!
THE JOKER PRESENTS: A PUZZLEBOX #7
  • Written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
  • Art by JESUS MERINO, MIKE NORTON, and VICENTE CIFUENTES
  • Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY
  • Variant cover by REILLY BROWN
  • $4.99 US | 40 pages | 7 of 7 | $5.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
  • ON SALE 2/1/22
  • The final pieces fall into place! The Joker’s tale has come to an explosive end and has blown up in everyone’s faces. Now Commissioner Gordon is racing to pick up the pieces, but various attacks across Gotham City culminate in an assault on the GCPD itself. Who is behind them and why? The answer to that riddle will make you laugh and laugh and laugh.
TITANS UNITED #6
  • Written by CAVAN SCOTT
  • Art by JOSE LUIS and JONAS TRINDADE
  • Cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL
  • Variant cover by KAEL NGU
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | 6 of 7 | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
  • ON SALE 2/8/22
  • Blackfire victorious! Earth has fallen to the queen of the Tamaraneans, with the Titans completely at her mercy…all except one. It’s a family reunion like no other as Starfire faces her sister with a surprising ally in tow. And all the time Black Zero wrestles with his new identity…Is he ready to leave being Superboy behind?
WONDER WOMAN #784
  • Written by BECKY CLOONAN, MICHAEL W. CONRAD, and VITA AYALA
  • Art by MARCIO TAKARA and SKYLAR PATRIDGE
  • Cover by TERRY DODSON and RACHEL DODSON
  • Variant cover by WILL MURAI
  • $4.99 | 40 pages | $5.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
  • ON SALE 2/8/22
  • Wonder Woman versus the Shining Knight? As our hero seeks to stop the Image Maker, this warrior reveals his true intentions. But is he friend or foe? If Diana wants to save the world, she’s going to need all the allies she can get! Then, in our backup story, a plot to overthrow the Themyscirans simmers as Queen Faruka II plans to resume her rightful place among the Amazons.
WONDER WOMAN: EVOLUTION #4
  • Written by STEPHANIE PHILLIPS
  • Art by MIKE HAWTHORNE and ADRIANO DI BENEDETTO
  • Cover by MIKE HAWTHORNE
  • Variant cover by SIMONE DI MEO
  • $3.99 | 32 pages | 4 of 8 | Variant $4.99 US (Card stock)
  • ON SALE 2/15/22
  • Wrenched away from Earth and marooned on an alien world, Wonder Woman must stand trial as Earth’s proxy as alien gods determine if humankind even deserves to exist. Diana believes she’s the equal to any challenge placed in front of her, but even she is not ready to take on the entire Justice League in a battle with no quarter asked and none given! Wonder Woman goes cosmic with writer Stephanie Phillips (Harley Quinn) and artist Mike Hawthorne (Deadpool, Daredevil).
WORLD OF KRYPTON #3
  • Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
  • Art by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
  • Cover by MICO SUAYAN
  • Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON
  • $3.99 US | 32 pages | 3 of 6 | $4.99 US Variant (Card stock)
  • ON SALE 2/1/22
  • As evidence of Krypton’s environmental precarity mounts, the ruling council fights even harder to hide behind the myth of utopia. But a refusal to confront the problem is truly a refusal to attempt a solution! Zod is determined to force their hands and turns to his old friend Jor-El for backup, but their methods may be too dissimilar.
ABSOLUTE MULTIVERSITY
  • Written by GRANT MORRISON
  • Art by IVAN REIS, FRANK QUITELY, JIM LEE, and others
  • Cover by RIAN HUGHES
  • $99.99 US | 620 pages | 8 1/8″ x 12 1/4″ | Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-77951-561-2
  • ON SALE 7/19/22
  • Grant Morrison’s masterpiece is now collected in an oversize Absolute format! Join DC heroes from 52 alternate Earths as they band together to battle a menace that spans the entire Multiverse. Featuring artwork by Ivan Reis (Justice League), Frank Quitely (All-Star Superman), Jim Lee (Batman), and many others, this volume collects all the issues from the Multiversity series, including the director’s cuts editions, plus loads of extras!
CHALLENGE OF THE SUPER SONS
  • Written by PETER J. TOMASI
  • Art by MAX RAYNOR, JORGE CORONA, and EVAN STANLEY
  • Cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
  • $16.99 US | 168 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″ | Softcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-77951-510-0
  • ON SALE 3/29/22
  • The boys are back! Picking up where the sensational Adventures of the Super Sons left off, the son of Batman and the son of Superman are back in the spotlight and ready to give evil a good spanking. A mysterious woman from beyond time has appeared to the DCU’s favorite sons, and her arrival heralds certain doom (that’s a hint, everyone) for things to come! It’s a time-twisting adventure that casts our favorite super-spawn as the saviors of the Justice League—battling the likes of Vandal Savage, Felix Faust, and heavy grocery bags along the way!
GOTHAM CENTRAL OMNIBUS
  • Written by ED BRUBAKER and GREG RUCKA
  • Art and cover by MICHAEL LARK
  • $99.99 US | 968 pages | 7 1/4″ x 10 7/8″ | Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-77951-563-6
  • ON SALE 4/12/22
  • Offered again! Grizzled police veteran Harvey Bullock, Captain Maggie Sawyer, Detective Renee Montoya, and the rest of the GCPD are the law force that stands between order and complete anarchy in Gotham City. In this modern crime noir, Gotham’s Finest work around the clock to not only keep the world’s most dangerous criminals off the streets…but also to clean up the mess left behind by Batman’s vigilantism. Collects the full 40-issue series.
HELLBLAZER: RISE AND FALL
  • Written by TOM TAYLOR
  • Art and cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
  • $19.99 US | 152 pages | 8 ½” x 10 7/8″ | Softcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-77951-521-6
  • ON SALE 4/26/2022
  • 17+
  • From Tom Taylor, the writer of the smash-hit Superman: Son of Kal-El, and Darick Robertson, the co-creator of The Boys! A wealthy man plummets from the sky and is skewered on a church spire, angel wings attached to his back. More deaths follow, and Detective Aisha Bukhari is stumped—until she’s visited by John Constantine, who’s found the link to a moment in his and Aisha’s misspent youth. But even if this is his fault, will Constantine lift a finger to stop it? Collects Hellblazer: Rise and Fall #1-3.
JOHN CONSTANTINE, HELLBLAZER VOL. 26: THE CURSE OF THE CONSTANTINES
  • Written by PETER MILLIGAN and JAMIE DELANO
  • Art by GUISEPPE CAMUNCOLI, STEFANO LANDINI, SIMON BISLEY, and others
  • Cover by SIMON BISLEY
  • $34.99 US | 352 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″ | Softcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-77951-498-1
  • ON SALE 3/15/22
  • 17+
  • The series conclusion sends Constantine on a mission to find his long-lost nephew! Plus, what’s the mystery behind the Suicide Bridge and what would the future be like if Constantine gave up magic? Find out in John Constantine, Hellblazer Vol. 26: The Curse of the Constantines, collecting Hellblazer #292-300, Hellblazer Annual #1, and Hellblazer Special: Bad Blood #1-4.
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES FIVE YEARS LATER OMNIBUS VOL. 2
  • Written by MARY BIERBAUM, TOM BIERBAUM, TOM McCRAW, MARK WAID, and others
  • Art by STUART IMMONEN, CHRIS SPROUSE, ADAM HUGHES, COLLEEN DORAN, and others
  • Cover by CHRIS SPROUSE and KARL STORY
  • $150.00 US | 1,328 pages | 7 1/16″ x 10 7/8″ | Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-77951-557-5
  • ON SALE 4/12/22
  • Picking up right after the first volume, this second omnibus edition shows an older, wiser Legion teaming up with their younger counterparts to protect what’s left of humanity after the destruction of Earth. The stakes have never been higher as Zero Hour approaches. Collects Legion of Super-Heroes #40-61, Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #4-5, L.E.G.I.O.N. #69-70, Legionnaires #1-18, Legionnaires Annual #1, and Valor #20-23.
NEW GODS BOOK TWO: ADVENT OF DARKNESS
  • Written by MARK EVANIER, PARIS CULLINS, and RICK HOBERG
  • Art by PARIS CULLINS, RICK HOBERG, WILLIE BLYBERG, and others
  • Cover by PARIS CULLINS and AL VEY
  • $34.99 US | 368 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″ | Softcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-77951-559-9
  • ON SALE 3/22/22
  • Yuga Khan, the original ruler of Apokolips, returns! After deposing Darkseid and leaving a trail of destruction in his wake, Khan is intent on resuming his quest for the secret of the Source. Can Orion and the New Gods stop him before darkness engulfs the universe? Collects New Gods #15-28.
NEW TEEN TITANS VOL. 13
  • Written by MARV WOLFMAN, PAUL LEVITZ, DANN THOMAS, and ROY THOMAS
  • Art by EDUARDO BARRETO, ROMEO TANGHAL, and others
  • Cover by EDUARDO BARRETO
  • $29.99 US | 336 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″ | Softcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-77950-809-6
  • ON SALE 3/8/22
  • Marv Wolfman’s legendary run on The New Teen Titans continues in this collection of late ’80s adventures. In this volume, the team joins forces with Infinity, Inc., and must clear the name of a teammate who is framed for murder! Collects The New Teen Titans #32-40, The New Teen Titans Annual #3, and Infinity, Inc. #45.
THE QUESTION BY DENNIS O’NEIL AND DENYS COWAN VOL. 1
  • Written by DENNIS O’NEIL
  • Art by DENYS COWAN, RICK MAGYAR, and others
  • Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
  • $99.99 US | 916 pages | 7 1/16″ x 10 7/8″ | Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-77951-547-6
  • ON SALE 4/26/2
  • In the corrupt, crime-ridden Hub City, investigative reporter Vic Sage strives to tell his viewers the truth—and faceless philosophical hero the Question uncovers what Sage cannot. But with deadly assassins and political intrigue to contend with, can one man make a difference? Collects stories from The Question #1-27, Green Arrow Annual #1, The Question Annual #1, and Detective Comics Annual #1.
WONDER WOMAN: AGENT OF PEACE VOL. 2
  • Written by LIZ ERICKSON, IVAN COHEN, AMANDA DIEBERT, DANNY LORE, ANDREW WHEELER, ANDREA SHEA, CAVAN SCOTT, BRYAN EDWARD HILL, TIM SEELEY, DAN ABNETT, JOSH TRUJILLO, and CHRISTOS N. GAGE
  • Art by JOSE LUIS, POP MHAN, AARON LOPRESTI, MARIA LAURA SANAPO, PAUL PELLETIER, ISAAC GOODHART, ANDREA BROCCARDO, V. KENNETH MARION, TOM DERENICK, HENDRY PRASETYA , and NEIL EDWARDS
  • Cover by SIMONE DI MEO
  • $19.99 US | 200 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″ | Softcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-77951-509-4
  • ON SALE 3/22/22
  • Wonder Woman soars into new adventures in Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace Vol. 2. Collecting chapters 12-23 of the digital series, the Amazon Princess leaps into action around the globe. Whether it is teaming up with Zatanna on the Las Vegas Strip or working with The Cheetah to take down poachers in Africa, Wonder Woman never wavers in her quest for peace!
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AARDVARK VANAHEIM FEBRUARY 2022 SOLICITATIONS

Sat, 11/20/2021 - 07:16

DEFECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL ONE SHOT
DEC211202
(W) Dave Sim (A) Gustave Dore (CA) Peter Doree (A/CA) David Birdsong, Dave Sim
48-Page Annual in the middle of Winter! All black costumes! The kind fans like! Guaranteed not to turn into symbiotes later on! Heraclitus’ New All-Black Costume. “My Girlfriend Fighting Crime With Her Hooters Out In An Otherwise All-Black Fishnet Body Stocking!” Spider-Vark’s New Black Costume and the Amber Alert It Triggers! Borderline Bobbiey’s New All-Black Costume: The Movie! “SilverCerebus And His Amazing All-Black Electric-Car Costume”! And just to top it all off, FOX NEWS Gehenna debuts their FOX ZOOM with Kent Olsen program. Talk about confusing!
In Shops: Feb 23, 2022
SRP: $8.00

 

SWORDS OF CEREBUS IN HELL TP VOL 11
DEC211203
(W) Dave Sim, Benjamin Hobbs, David Birdsong, Sean Michael Robinson, Matt Dow, Chris Johnson (A/CA) Gustave Dore, Dave Sim, Benjamin Hobbs, David Birdsong, Sean Michael Robinson
Further collecting Cerebus’ adventures in Hell? (with a question mark)! Including the sell-out parody of Batman: Damned, proving that even a low-budget publisher like Aardvark-Vanaheim can do a cheesy knock-off of Neil Gaiman’s 1990 Books of Magic! Also, the first First annual Hallowe’en Special, featuring not only Benjamin Hobbs’ sequel to The Varking Dead, but also TWO big 7-page gammakpooz stories written by Dave Sim, featuring multiple uses of the previously unpublished variant glamourpuss zombie cover! Collects Batvark: Penis #1, Vault of Cerebus #1, Spider-Whore #1, and Hermann #1.
In Shops: Feb 23, 2022
SRP: $19.95

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THE YEAR OF SPAWN CONTINUES WITH TODD MCFARLANE’S FIRST EVER SUPERHERO TEAM BOOK: THE SCORCHED

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 23:47

THE SCORCHED #1 reveals new cover art on free upgrade premium stock

PORTLAND, Ore. 11/19/2021 — The Scorched comic series, Todd McFarlane’s highly anticipated first ever superhero team book, is next on deck in the Year of Spawn. It follows his three record-breaking new comic title releases in 2021. McFarlane’s chosen creative team for The Scorched series is the top creative team with writer Sean Lewis and artists Stephen Segovia and Paulo Sequeria. The Scorched #1 is the first all-new issue of McFarlane’s Superhero team book. After 30 years of the regular monthly Spawn book, The Scorched gathers the best characters for three decades and puts them together into one title. The first issue’s initial characters in The Scorched #1will include Reaper, Spawn, Redeemer, Gunslinger, Medieval Spawn, She-Spawn, and many more waiting in the wings.

The stunning covers for The Scorched #1 are created by superstar artists Ryan Stegman, Puppeteer Lee, Brett Booth, Greg Capullo, Don Aguillo, fellow Image founder Mark Silvestri, and McFarlane. Booth’s cover of The Scorched #1 interconnects with King Spawn #1 and Gunslinger Spawn #1 to form one epic work of art.

The Scorched #1 will include forty-eight pages of full-color with a premium 8 pt. cover stock showcasing the top talents in the industry for this inaugural launch.

“We are doing a free upgrade on The Scorched #1 cover stock to be closer to the quality of the Spawn monthly comics, after hearing comments from some retailers and fans. We are listening to you!” said McFarlane, Spawn creator and President at Image Comics. “The Scorched #1 is on track to become another record-setting new title, and I want to thank all the comic retailers and fans for their support. We are having a blast creating an all-new team book with new storylines, old and new superhero characters.”

The Scorched #1 will have a 1:250 copy incentive cover which McFarlane will hand-sign and create a unique sequential number for each issue (based on the Final Order Cutoff total). Each signed copy of The Scorched #11:250 includes a CGC Certificate of Authenticity that retailers can send in and redeem through CGC to have their books graded. This is the only time McFarlane will sign The Scorched #1 1:250 copy incentive cover.

Additionally, The Scorched #1 will have a 1:50 copy incentive variant cover by Capullo.

For every 250 copies of The Scorched #1 issues ordered, retailers will become eligible to order five incentive covers of The Scorched #1 by Capullo and one The Scorched #1 McFarlane incentive cover.

Join the battle with The Scorched #1extravaganza as an epic tale of heaven, hell, and earth all
begin to collide!

The Scorched #1 will be available at comic book shops (48 pages, full color, rated: Teen+, $5.99, premium 8 pt cover stock) and on digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play on Wednesday, January 12, 2022:

  • Cover A by Puppeteer Lee – Diamond Code OCT210015
  • Cover B by Brett Booth (Connecting Cover) – Diamond Code OCT210016
  • Cover C by Greg Capullo – Diamond Code OCT210017
  • Cover D by Todd McFarlane – Diamond Code OCT210018
  • Cover E by Don Aguillo – Diamond Code OCT210019
  • Cover F by Marc Silvestri – Diamond Code OCT210020
  • Cover G by Ryan Stegman – Diamond Code OCT218159
  • Cover H 1:50 copy incentive sketch by Capullo – Diamond Code OCT210021
  • Cover I 1:250 copy incentive McFarlane signed – Diamond Code OCT210022
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Creators MATZ and LUC JACAMON Are Back with Brand New THE KILLER: AFFAIRS OF THE STATE

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 21:49

Discover the Eisner-Nominated Series Before the Netflix Film
from Acclaimed Director David Fincher in 2022

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 19, 2021) – BOOM! Studios today announced the return of  the Eisner Award-nominated series THE KILLER by acclaimed French artist Luc Jacamon and writer Matz (The Black Dahlia), with a brand new six-issue series AFFAIRS OF THE STATE, bringing readers into the Killer’s high-stakes world of espionage and contract killing before the upcoming Netflix film directed by David Fincher (The Social Network), written by Andrew Kevin Walker (Se7en), and starring Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class).

Caught and put to work as an on-call assassin for the French government, Killer has to adjust to working with a handler, a partner, and living life as a civilian. An underhanded target, a City Hall employee, leads Killer and his partner, Nicolas, toward a sinister web of city-wide corruption. But while Nicolas assures Killer that it’s all for the greater good, will Killer ever be able to get back to his nihilistic lifestyle, free from debt and government associations?

THE KILLER: AFFAIRS OF THE STATE #1 features main cover art by series artist Jacamon, and variant covers by highly acclaimed illustrators Jonboy Meyers (Venom), Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie), Reiko Murakami (Refrigerator Full of Heads), and Junggeun Yoon (Power Rangers).

AFFAIRS OF THE STATE is a sophisticated, slow-burn experience with crimes so timely and art so slick it’s easy to get sucked into the Killer’s cynical frame of mind,” said Kathleen Wisneski, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Jacamon and Matz are incredible at making you want to spend time with the Killer, even as we see him at his worst, so step into this cool, noir thriller and get lost in their world.”

THE KILLER: AFFAIRS OF THE STATE is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning Archaia imprint, home to inspiring graphic novels such as Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Ryan North, and Albert Monteys; The Sacrifice of Darkness by Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne-Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby; Big Black: Stand at Attica by Frank “Big Black” Smith, Jared Reinmuth, and Améziane, We Served the People by Emei Burell, New World by David Jesus Vignolli, About Betty’s Boob by Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau, Eighty Days by A.C. Esguerra, the upcoming Better Angels: A Kate Warne Adventure by Jeff Jensen and George Schall, the upcoming The Short While by Jeremy Sorese, as well as licensed series including Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes, Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation. 

Print copies of THE KILLER: AFFAIRS OF THE STATE #1 will be available for sale in February 2022 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.comto find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.

For continuing news on THE KILLER and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.


Luc Jacamon / Photo by Pascale Bichot

Matz / Photo by Darius Nolent

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Publisher TKO Studios Launches TKO Rogue Literary Imprint

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 21:34

New York, NY – Independent publisher TKO Studios has announced the launch of TKO Rogue, a new imprint dedicated to releasing novels and illustrated fiction by a range of dynamic authors and creators from the literary and pop culture worlds.
TKO Rogue’s first titles are set for print and digital publication on January 11th 2022 and include the occult thriller, BROOD X,
by Eisner-nominated writer, Joshua Dysart (UNKNOWN SOLDIER,
B.P.R.D.), and renowned artist MK Perker, and ONE EYE OPEN, a nail-biting murder mystery by
New York Times Bestselling author, Alex Grecian (THE YARD), and artist Andrea Mutti.
BROOD X, by Joshua Dysart & MK Perker • Print MSRP: $9.99 • Release Date: January 11th With the Red Scare on the rise and a looming fear of nuclear war gripping the nation, seven
laborers gather under the smoldering heat of an Indiana summer to begin a curious project: constructing a bomb shelter in the middle of nowhere.
But when the emergence of a once-in-a-century cicada swarm ushers in a series of increasingly unlikely accidental deaths on the site, the survivors start eying each other with more than just suspicion. And with good reason. One of them has heard the cicadas’ maddening song before.

ONE EYE OPEN, by Alex Grecian & Andrea Mutti • Print MSRP: $9.99 • Release Date: January 11th
After her mother’s sudden passing, Laura and her daughter Juniper return to her childhood home in the rural outskirts of Denmark. In the scenic village amidst seas of wheat fields, Laura hopes they have finally let tragedy behind them. Then, Juniper notices something strange about the people she encounters, the same people who have worked in these fields for centuries.
In tracing her lineage back through her mother and beyond, Juniper makes a horrifying discovery. This town is alive with more than just nature, and the endless fields of wheat demand to be harvested, whether the hands that do so are alive or dead…
Founded in 2018, TKO Studios has garnered acclaim with an expanding roster of well-known comic and graphic novel creators and an innovative “binge release model” that simultaneously
publishes entire series in periodical and collected editions, in print and digital formats. With popular creative teams like Eisner nominee SENTIENT’s Jeff Lemire & Gabriel Walta, THE BANKS’ Roxane Gay and Ming Doyle, and SARA’s Garth Ennis & Steve Epting, to new all-ages offerings like DJELIYA by Juni Ba, and SCALES & SCOUNDRELS, by Sebastian Girner & Galaad, TKO has become known for publishing great comics and looks to make similar inroads into the worlds of fiction and illustrated prose with the launch of TKO Rogue.
“The launch of TKO Rogue is the next step in the evolution of TKO Studios and bridges the vibrant worlds of novelized fiction and comics with works from a renowned pair of award- winning, bestselling authors and internationally recognized artists,” says Tze Chun, co-founder of TKO Studios. “We invite readers to enjoy these new books and join us as we develop an exciting roster of original prose titles.”

 

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EXCELSIOR!! Stan Lee Wax Figure From Madame Tussauds Makes its Way Around NYC **IMAGES and BROLL**

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 21:30

This week, Madame Tussauds New York paid tribute to the legendary comic icon Stan Lee with the launch of his amazing new wax figure.  The figure toured three iconic locations across NYC, including the famed 177A Bleecker Street, Dr. Strange Sanctum Sanctorum; Bethesda Terrace, the spot where the Avengers said goodbye to Thor and Loki before going back to Asgard; and wrapped up at Stan Lee Way– in his hometown of the Bronx.  See images and broll in the link below!

The Stan Lee Wax figure will be officially placed in Madame Tussaud’s New York’s newly refurbished Hall of Heroes onNovember 25.  Please see photos of the Stan Lee wax figure in his best Spidey pose! Please let me know if you’re able to run this and if you have any questions!

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TO SAVE MUTANTKIND WOLVERINE EMBARKS ON A DANGEROUS MISSION ACROSS THE TIMESTREAM IN THE NEW X LIVES OF WOLVERINE/X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE TRAILER

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 16:23

Benjamin Percy, Joshua Cassara, Federico Vicentini, and Adam Kubert kick off interlocking series, X LIVES OF WOLVERINE and X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE, this January

New York, NY— November 19, 2021 — The Second Krakoan Age of X-Men is almost upon us! Releasing on a weekly schedule starting on January 19, X LIVES OF WOLVERINE and X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE will transform the mutant mythos in the same exciting fashion as 2019’s revolutionary HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X. In the aftermath of INFERNO, the fate of mutantkind is under threat and Wolverine must travel to various points in time to prevent the death of a key figure in mutant history. Along the way, key eras of Wolverine’s storied past will be explored and revelations that will impact mutantkind’s future will be brought to light. Written by X-FORCE and WOLVERINE scribe Benjamin Percy with art by Marvel’s Stormbreaker Joshua Cassara and extraordinary artist Federico Vicentini and covers by legendary Wolverine artist Adam Kubert, X LIVES OF WOLVERINE and X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE promises to be the most epic Wolverine story in Marvel Comics history. Get your first glimpse at this time-shredding adventure in the all-new X LIVES OF WOLVERINE/X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork!

“This is a story that channels Wolverine’s legacy from start to finish. But with that said, it’s very much its own thing. I don’t do karaoke,” said Percy. “In other words, I am tipping my hat to ‘Days of Future Past,’ yes, but the X LIVES OF WOLVERINE/X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE is its own signature narrative. I’ve got a thing for time travel stories (and stories that play with time). The Time Machine. The Terminator franchise. Back to the Future. Looper. Cloud Atlas. Endgame. I’ve always wanted to take on the genre—and we went all out. The clocks and the compasses are spinning wildly. Be ready for a blood-soaked, mayhem-packed, kaleidoscopic journey through time and space.”

Don’t miss this latest mutant milestone when X LIVES OF WOLVERINE #1 hits stands on January 19. For more information, including an exclusive sneak peek, visit Marvel.com.

 

On Sale 1/19
X LIVES OF WOLVERINE #1 (OF 5)
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Art by JOSHUA CASSARA
Colors by FRANK MARTIN
Cover by ADAM KUBERT

On Sale 1/26
X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE #1 (OF 5)
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Art by FEDERICO VICENTINI
Cover by ADAM KUBERT

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WWE RELEASE MORE TALENT BEFORE THANKSGIVING

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 15:23

The following talent were cut yesterday.

  • John Morrison
  • Top Dolla
  • Ashante Adonis
  • Isaiah Swerve Scott
  • Tegan Nox
  • Drake Maverick
  • Shane Thorne
  • Jaxson Ryker
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    NIGHTWING: Back in Blue and Better Than Ever in ‘Nightwing Vol. 1: Leaping Into The Light’

    Fri, 11/19/2021 - 15:20
    BACK IN BLUE AND BETTER THAN EVER The New York Times bestselling Injustice team of Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo take on Nightwing in Nightwing Vol. 1: Leaping Into The Light!

    Nightwing is back in Blüdhaven! It’s been a long time since Dick Grayson has been himself, but now he’s smiling again, cracking wise, sticking up for the little guy, and sticking it to the bad guys.

    Dick’s life is beginning to have a sense of normalcy: he’s got an apartment and a new—and totally adorable—three-legged puppy named Haley, who also has an alter ego named Bitewing. Barbara Gordon is now back in his life, too… but this time it feels different, like she could be the one. Still, ensuring Blüdhaven’s safety is no small task, especially now that the city is being menaced by Nightwing’s most terrifying foe yet—a mysterious and murderous villain with a penchant for stealing and collecting his victims’ hearts, known only as Heartless.

    The city Nightwing has sworn to protect has also appointed a new mayor…with the last name Zucco. When Dick investigates this politician bearing the same name as the man who murdered his parents, he discovers details that will shock him and fundamentally change the hero forever.

    Tom Taylor (DCeased, Injustice), Bruno Redondo (Injustice, Suicide Squad), Adriano Lucas and Wes Abbott bring Nightwing out of the shadow of the Bat and into the light in Nightwing Vol. 1: Leaping Into The Light!

    Nightwing Vol.1: Leaping into the Light (‎9781779512789/$24.99/HC) will publish on December 14, 2021. Pick up a copy at your local comic book shop or wherever books are sold.

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    Nightwing #87: Arriving December 21!

    Fri, 11/19/2021 - 15:17
    NIGHTWING #87—Arriving December 21! New Connecting 1:50 Variant Covers First Look at Bruno Redondo and Adriano Lucas’ Interiors


    Interior Art by Bruno Redondo and Adriano Lucas

    This special Nightwing issue is ONE CONTINUOUS IMAGE! That’s right—if you placed every page next to each other, you’ll have one poster image with this story! Now that billionaire Dick Grayson has publicly dedicated his funds to save Blüdhaven, he’s a wanted man—and that’s why he finds hired killers breaking in to steal his dog, Haley!


    Interior Art by Bruno Redondo

    To highlight the excitement inside the issue, two new 1:50 variant covers have been added to the print run—vertical connecting images showcasing Bruno Redondo’s dynamic storytelling in bright Nightwing blue!


    1:50 Variant Top Connecting Cover by Bruno Redondo

    1:50 Variant Bottom Connecting Cover by Bruno Redondo

    Nightwing #87 by Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo, Adriano Lucas and Wes Abbott will hit shelves on December 21, one week after Nightwing Vol. 1: Leaping into the Light. Nightwing #87 will also feature a variant cover by Jamal Campbell featuring Haley—aka Bitewing—and a 1:25 variant cover by Bruno Redondo showcasing Nightwing’s costume design.

     

    Nightwing Vol. 1: Leaping into the Light publishes on December 14 and Nightwing #87 publishes on December 21. Preorder copies at your local comic book shop! The DC UNIVERSE INFINITE digital subscription platform includes the initial issues of this incredible run by Taylor, Redondo, Lucas and Abbott, plus an unparalleled selection of titles featuring all the members of DC Multiverse. For more information and a free trial, visit the website at www.dcuniverseinfinite.com.

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    Just Joshing: Seconds

    Fri, 11/19/2021 - 15:12

    Bryan Lee O’Malley is a genius. I’m not just saying that because he’s Canadian (but he is, so that’s a cool bonus.) I’m saying that because as a graphic novelist he is truly a genius. I love how he’s able to take very real, mature issues such as dealing with personal baggage in gems like Scott Pilgrim. As much as I enjoyed Pilgrim I admit that I enjoyed this book, Seconds much more. That is today’s review.

     

    The Book

     

    Seconds

    Written and Illustrated by Bryan Lee O’Malley

    Drawing Assistant – Jason Fischer

    Lettering – Dustin Harbin

    Color – Nathan Fairbairn

    Publisher – Random House Canada

     

    Katie is an amazing cook with a dream of opening her restaurant. She has some interesting baggage – a boyfriend she never got over, a less than savory relationship with her current cook, Andrew, and in short, much like anyone in charge of a kitchen, Katie is a bit of a control freak. As a kid, she sees a house spirit named Lis, who has a mushroom and a set of instructions for how to use them. Kate dismisses this as all one bit of her imagination until fooling around with Andrew leads to one of her employees, Hazel being badly burned in the kitchen.

    With a combination of uncontrollable guilt and desperation, Kate follows the instructions of the note and ingests a mushroom. The next day, the accident in the kitchen never happens, and Hazel is fine. Relief is turned soon into the realization that whenever Katie screws up, all she has to do is follow instructions and eat a mushroom and it changes everything. Katie gets her old boyfriend back, changes the company that is building her new restaurant. Little by little, choice by choice, Kate’s life changes all around her in small and meaningful ways. Soon the fun and warmth that came in the restaurant of Seconds is replaced one nibble at a time with a darker and more menacing presence surrounding the house.

    Control is a major theme of the graphic novel and O’Malley explores it with relish, deconstructing Kate’s life one choice at a time. We all have things we regret, problems we have no good answers to. Life by its very nature is imperfect, and none of us no matter how many bites of the mushroom, would ever get it right. Perfection and getting everything you want seems like an amazing concept until you have the ability to practice it.

    The other major story elements I liked in the story were Hazel and Lis, the house spirit. Hazel was the catalyst to Kate chomping down the path she chose and exploring who she is and the layers she had inside her was a fascinating contrast. Both Kate and Hazel were revealing layers of themselves as the graphic novel went on. Whereas Hazel had an untapped core of potential inside her, Katie seems to unravel as she looked over the choices of her life. Being together forced each of them to grow.

    And how could I forget, that Lis herself was a very important character. She didn’t say much but was very much the Tinkerbell of the story, there to warn and ultimately do her best to keep herself and her charge alive as the mushroom supply dwindles page by page.

    The story is very much an O’Malley style. There’s a brashness and realism to the story that hits the chords and gives the story’s beats a bit of a fun kick. The underlying horror in the story is slow and seeps into the book as we get closer to the climax of it. Seconds is a tale that goes into the dark elements of our choices, our desires, and our need to control our destiny in a fun and magical tale. It’s a great read I stumbled on far too late in the journey.

    Beyond the story, the art itself was fun. Jason Fischer and O’Malley mesh together and give Seconds, Hazel, Lis, all kinds of life. O’Malley’s gift with expression shines in this book much like his earlier works and it keeps the book’s tone lighter than some of the subject matter explored. Nathan Fairbairn’s colors in my opinion are the MVPs. The uses of reds and blacks added a sense of horror to what could have been a mundane urban story for the most part. Fairbairn is what made the book scarier and more ominous in tone as the pages turned.  All in all the creative team delivered a modern punk rock fairy tale and I dug it a lot. Cannot recommend this one enough.

     

    The Business

     

    I have a bunch of business to attend to. First off, my book Alice Won? Is currently available for pre-order on Amazon. You can click here and order it. If you like Alice in Wonderland mashed up with Greek Mythology this book will be for you, as Alice takes on Jason of the Argonauts in a game of croquet the likes of which you’ll never see. If undead hydras and epic poetry are your thing, give the link a click and pre-order the book. It goes live on December 1st.

    On top of that, besides my podcast, I am hosting a short called the myconsultant.ca show with the amazing Sarah Ostapchuk. If you are interested in the latest news and information on immigration to Canada, you can watch the show right here. Proud of it, as it makes me flex my creative muscles in fun ways. I can do videos now and will be offering my services officially for it soon. Take a look at this.

    Next time I write a column I’ll be reviewing my favorite complete mini-series in two parts. I’m very impressed with NK Jemesin, and you will too with the next column. Remember, there are a bunch of great books out there. Check them out.

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    ADVENT COMICS FEBRUARY 2022 SOLICITATIONS

    Fri, 11/19/2021 - 14:58

    BLACK STAR LINE #1
    DEC211236
    (W) Tony Kittrell, Arthur Bellfield (A) Austin Brooks, William Hodge (CA) Tony Kittrell, Myke Guisinga
    Black Star Line is a new, ongoing title that focuses on and celebrates the African-American characters of and the African Diaspora within the Advent Comics Universe. One story is “Africa Force” and the other is “Titan the Ultra Man.” Each issue has a theme; Black Star Line #1’s theme is Unity.
    In Shops: Feb 02, 2022
    SRP: $3.99

     

    FIST OF THE DRAGON #1 (OF 2)
    DEC211237
    (W) Tony Kittrell (A) Steve Scott (CA) Ace Continuado
    The Ultimate Master of the Martial Arts in solo action in an all-new, two issue miniseries! Fist of the Dragon 1 is 1970’s-style Martial Arts Mayhem as Dragon searches for the murderer of his teacher but he must first come face-to-face with the world’s greatest martial artists in single combat!
    In Shops: Feb 16, 2022
    SRP: $2.99

     

    SUNSHINE ONE SHOT
    DEC211238
    (W) Tony Kittrell (A/CA) Catia Fantini
    Learn the origin of Advent’s first teenage female heroine in this coming-of-age story. Being a teenager is a hard job!
    In Shops: Feb 09, 2022
    SRP: $3.99

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    ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT FEBRUARY 2022 SOLICITATIONS

    Fri, 11/19/2021 - 14:51

    BIGFOOT FRANKENSTEIN #5
    DEC211223
    (W) Mark Bertolini (A/CA) Vernon Smith
    This is it! The final battle between Bigfoot Frankenstein and Dwight Fry, the immortal redneck who killed the Sasquatches for their magical blood! It all comes down to this – who is more savage: the man-made monster or the man responsible for his death? Only one will walk away!
    In Shops: Feb 02, 2022
    SRP: $3.99

    GHOUL AGENCY #2 (MR)
    DEC211224
    (W) Gene Selassie (A/CA) Orlando Baez
    After securing an account that was nearly fumbled by her boss, Shay is now on the radar of the Board of Directors. However, before any career advancement can be discussed, a companywide H.R. assessment commences, spearheaded by the new head of that department. As each department is interviewed, a rival agency also makes their presence felt.
    In Shops: Feb 16, 2022
    SRP: $3.99

    BIG ALIEN MOON CRUSH TP (RES)
    DEC211229
    (W) Art Baltazar (A/CA) Art Baltazar
    The galaxy is in turmoil! Alien Planets are at war! The fate of the universe is uncertain! But somewhere amongst the fighting is a glimmer of hope. A beacon of… love? Can forbidden love between two natural born enemies save the universe? Nix and Vera think so. Their future may be the key to save their planets and end the war, unless their dads are left to decide the outcome! And it’s not looking good. A wordless tale of Love and Romance and Outer Space War meets Romeo and Juliet with Galactic Proportions!
    In Shops: Feb 02, 2022
    SRP: $9.99

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    ACTION LAB – DANGER ZONE FEBRUARY 2022 SOLICITATIONS

    Fri, 11/19/2021 - 14:50

    DIGGER #5 (MR)
    DEC211225
    (W) Marcelo Ferreira, Adrian Speckert, Cory Todd Hughes (A) Athila Fabbio, Gabriela Cantagessi (CA) Marcelo Ferreira
    After Spade botches a morning hunt against a horrifying Scarecrow, Digger accuses her of being distracted by her newfound relationship with her AA sponsor, Hess. With the local Chowder Fest attracting hundreds of people, Digger wants to prepare to protect the town from the loose Scarecrow, but Spade refuses, planning to shrug work and go on a date. With his partner distracted by a budding romance, it’s up to Digger to track down the Scarecrow and prevent anyone else from being the monster’s next meal. There’s only one problem – the Chowder Fest is home to Colorado’s largest corn maze!
    In Shops: Feb 23, 2022
    SRP: $3.99

     

    HARD PROMISES #4 (OF 4)
    DEC211226
    (W) Michael Serrano (A/CA) Cassidy Morgan
    In this final issue, Red and Miles barely escape the monster. In doing so, it came with a big cost to Red’s worsening condition. Hope seems to be lost on how to save the future but Miles soon discovers the key to saving the world. Together, they head to a local club where an old schoolmate is performing. They convince their old acquaintance to help them in their plan. Everything seems to be working out for them to create the hope for the future but at what cost to Red’s health…
    In Shops: Feb 09, 2022
    SRP: $3.99

     

    NEW MEN #2 (OF 4) (MR)
    DEC211228
    (W) Murewa Ayodele (A/CA) Dotun Akande
    “Shade and Light.” Endowed with superpowers, Faith must fight to save her life and her family from the destructive force hired by the government to end them – Shade!
    In Shops: Feb 16, 2022
    SRP: $3.99

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    AC COMICS FEBRUARY 2022 SOLICITATIONS

    Fri, 11/19/2021 - 14:45

    SUPERBABES STARRING FEMFORCE #10
    DEC211218
    (W) Mark G. Heike, Stephanie Heike (A) Stephanie Heike, Mark G. Heike, Bobby Ragland (CA) Mark & Stephanie Heike
    Full Color! Events on Jungle Island reveal the aggression of The Strong Hand and pit Ms. V, Nightveil, Tara, She-Cat, Synn, and Stardust against modern military technology – a potential invasion force led by…Rad?! Can she convince them she’s really a “double-agent” and not behind it?
    In Shops: Mar 02, 2022
    SRP: $5.95

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