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Writer Scott Snyder is known for his work with iconic DC characters and in the horror genre, but for Halloween, he’s embracing the all-ages manga and anime franchise My Hero Academia, with a family picture that goes beyond, plus ultra!
The fan-favorite Batman writer tweeted a photo of his family dressed as some of the most popular heroes from Kōhei Horikoshi’s beloved franchise. Snyder strikes a pose as All-Might, the number one Pro Hero in the franchise’s universe; his two sons dress as Deku and Bakugo, two of U.A. High School’s most promising students who aspire to become Pro Heroes; and his wife Jeanie transforms into Uraraka, another talented U.A. student who has the ability to manipulate an object’s — or person’s — gravity.

Happy early Halloween from us to you! Plus Ultra! #MyHeroAcademia #disneyworld #dadlife pic.twitter.com/KDSHzoJdaV
— Scott Snyd(ofthelivingdead)er (@Ssnyder1835) October 26, 2018
My Hero Academia’s popularity continues to grow. The manga is on its 15th volume, a new video game, My Hero One’s Justice, was just released, and the anime is on its third season. A live-action movie is also in the works, and only time will tell whether it will win over fans and further expand the franchise’s popularity.RELATED: My Hero Academia is the Most Inspirational Superhero Show on TV
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While Billy Batson, better known to comic book readers as the mighty Shazam, was introduced to modern audiences during DC Comics’ New 52 era by writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank, the iconic character has been absent since the publisher launched its DC Rebirth initiative in 2016.
Ahead of the character’s upcoming relaunch next month, Johns assures fans the new ongoing series will pick up from the events of the last time Batson was last seen in the comics. In the final pages of the New 52 Shazam story five years ago, the superhero’s longtime enemy Doctor Sivana was seen meeting the parasitic, mind-controlling alien worm Mister Mind for the first time.RELATED: NYCC: Geoff Johns Shares New Shazam Art, Story Details
“Mister Mind’s aspirations are incredibly big, and just because he’s a small size, he might be funny to us and he might be underestimated by everybody around him, but his point of view is a pretty valid point of view,” explained Johns in an interview with IGN, confirming that the five year cliffhanger will be resolved. “I think Mister Mind, because he’s a magical creature, he’s got more power. And more importantly, he’s got a lot of ambition. He’s very humorous in a lot of ways, but he’s also very threatening.”
Advance solicitation information from DC Comics in August confirmed Sivana and Mister Mind would indeed be teaming up to face Shazam as the new series’ main antagonists in the debut issue. With two of Billy’s greatest foes working together, the young superhero will need all the help he can get to stop them.RELATED: Johns Describes Shazam Comic As ‘If Roald Dahl Created Superheroes’Shazam! #1 is written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Dale Eaglesham. It is scheduled to go on sale on November 21 by DC Comics.
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The Earth’s Mightiest Heroes officially make the jump from the Marvel Universe to a celestial body, as NASA has named two of its 21 new gamma-ray constellations after the Incredible Hulk and Thor — specifically, the god of thunder’s enchanted hammer Mjölnir.
The other 21 constellations include nods to Godzilla, The Little Prince, the U.S.S. Enterprise from Star Trek, and the TARDIS from Doctor Who.RELATED: Marvel Just Revealed The Strongest Hulk There Is – And It’s Not Bruce Banner
NASA is commemorating the 10th anniversary of the agency’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, acquired on June 11, 2008 in partnership with France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Sweden, and the United States Department of Energy. The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, also known as the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope or GLAST, is used to detect and survey gamma-rays in outer space.
NASA defines gamma-rays as the “strongest form of light,” powerful enough to convert into matter under the right circumstances. According to the space agency, two of its newest gamma-ray constellations were so aptly named because Bruce Banner was transformed by gamma radiation into the Hulk, while Godzilla’s heat ray resembles fiery gamma-ray jets typically associated with black holes and neutron stars.
The explanation behind Mjölnir is tied more directly to the enchanted hammer’s mythological roots, symbolizing the investigation of “Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes (TGFs) associated with lightning from thunderstorms on Earth.”RELATED: Forget Infinity War, Hemsworth Says Avengers 4 is ‘Even More Shocking’
All 21 constellations can be viewed on NASA’s website, which features in-depth descriptions and an interactive map.
(via CNET)
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In Spring 2019, ahead of the release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters comes an all-new companion graphic novel from Legendary Comics — Godzilla: Aftershock, written by Arvid Nelson and illustrated by Drew Edward Johnson.
“Godzilla: Aftershock is yet another exhilarating entry into the canon of the MonsterVerse, and it is especially exciting to introduce fans to a brand new original monster unique to the comic, but true to the legacy of Godzilla,” Senior Vice President of Legendary Comics Robert Napton said in a statement.RELATED: Key Godzilla: King of the Monsters Role Reportedly Revealed
Here is the synopsis of the graphic novel from Legendary:
Continuing the story of 2014’s Godzilla after the catastrophic events in San Francisco, the King of the Monsters finds himself once again threatened as a terrifying new foe rises from the depths of the earth, unleashing a series of devastating earthquakes and driven by an unstoppable primal instinct that will test the King of Monsters like never before.
Additionally, fans attending Los Angeles Comic Con on October 27 are invited to attend Legendary’s MonsterVerse panel for a chance to receive a free limited-edition Godzilla: Aftershock poster, available only to the first 500 fans in attendance.
Arriving March 22, 2019, director Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds and Zhang Ziyi.KEEP READING: Godzilla: King of Monsters’ MPAA Rating Revealed
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Comic book author Mark Waid has started a GoFundMe campaign to collect money for legal fees related to a lawsuit filed by Richard C. Meyer, a leader in the online ComicsGate movement. The lawsuit alleges that Waid called Antarctic Press, which Meyer had formed an agreement with to publish his Jawbreakers series, and convinced the publisher to drop the title.
Meyer claims this amounts to an interference with the contract he had established with Antarctic, as well as defamation due to the alleged content of the phone call. In a post announcing the launch of the crowdfunding campaign, Waid maintained his innocence and explained why such a campaign was necessary in the first place.RELATED: Star Wars Writer Chuck Wendig’s Twitter Appears to Have Been Targeted by Bots
“Even though I am confident that the claims made against me are entirely without merit, lawsuits are time-consuming and very expensive,” said Waid. “Still, I have never backed down from bullies, especially those who denigrate my friends, colleagues and the values our community stands for, and while I am not a rich man, you have my solemn promise that I will fight this fight no matter the personal cost.”
Meyer is a known provocateur in the comics industry, perhaps most recognizable from his usage of the Diversity & Comics Twitter handle, which he has used to disseminate criticism and harassment directed at minority creators in the industry. Meyer and his followers believe that the industry has become too progressive, which led him to launch a crowdfunding campaign for Jawbreakers earlier this year.
With that in mind, the series, which follows a group of ex-mercenary monster hunters, was marketed as a supposed return to form for the medium. Most of the controversy attached to the series came from its creators and their penchant for promoting right-leaning ideologies and conspiracy theories online. Nonetheless, once the Jawbreakers campaign was successfully funded, it found a publisher in Antarctic Press.RELATED: The Obscure Reason There Are Now Two Doctor Stranges in the Marvel Universe
The deal between Meyer and Antarctic Press allegedly went south after Waid contacted the publisher by phone. The exact details of that phone call are currently unclear, but both Waid and the publisher have maintained that the conversation was civil and, despite rumors to the contrary, that Antarctic Press did not reach out to Marvel Comics (Waid is currently penning Marvel’s Doctor Strange series) in retaliation.
Presently, Waid has set his legal defense goal at $75,000. At the time of reporting, Waid’s campaign has accumulated a little under $8,000 in donations after having only been launched earlier today.
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With the titular team of West Coast Avengers trying to make a name for themselves in Los Angeles as both superheroes and reality television stars, it seems the recently-formed outfit is set to make their very first talk show appearance.RELATED: Hawkeye Explains Why Hawkeye Is The Perfect West Coast Avengers LeaderMarvel has now revealed artist David Nakayama’s variant cover for West Coast Avengers #4, which features Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Hawkeye (Kate Bishop), Gwenpool, Quentin Quire and America Chavez alongside popular real-life late-night television host Jimmy Kimmel.
“We wanted the new West Coast Avengers to be able to debut to the rest of the Marvel Universe in a big, bombastic way,” said series editor Alanna Smith. “And what’s a better place for a team that’s courting the LA limelight to debut than Jimmy Kimmel Live? (Or, at least, the Marvel U equivalent!)”
“Thanks for letting our crazy kids crash your show!” West Coast Avengers writer Kelly Thompson added in a tweet to Jimmy Kimmel.
This variant cover is also a direct homage to that of 1984’s Avengers #239, the comic where Clint Barton actually made his very first late-night talk show appearance, appearing on Late Night with David Letterman alongside Black Widow, Beast, Wonder Man and Black Panther.
RELATED: West Coast Avengers Introduces a Sexy MODOK
Written by Kelly Thompson with art by Stefano Caselli, West Coast Avengers #4 hits comic shops on Nov. 21.
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Spider-Geddon is in full effect, and much like its predecessor, Spider-Verse, Marvel’s new Spider-Man themed storyline involves a slew of new web-slingers. Over the past few months, a series of one-shots leading to the event introduced us to Spider-Men and Women from a variety of realities, and next week we’ll meet several more in Vault of Spiders #1, the first issue of a miniseries anthology designed to bring more webbed heroes to the battle.
In the preview below, Cullen Bunn, Javier Pulido, Muntsa Vicente and Joe Caramagna introduce a new Western-themed Spidey to the proceedings, and yes — he has a trusty Spider-Horse. The man known as Web-Slinger protects the Wild West with his pair of six-guns, not to mention his super powers.RELATED: Spider-Geddon Just Incited the Start of a Spider Civil War
Check out the preview below, and pay close attention to the credits page and prologue art which offer teases of several more Spider-People who may just end up becoming major players in the Marvel Universe.
VAULT OF SPIDERS #1 (of 2)
CULLEN BUNN, JED MACKAY AND MORE! (W)
JAVIER PULIDO, SHELDON VELLA AND MORE! (A)
Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Variant Cover by MARCOS MARTIN
A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE IN!
Only a Spider-Army can stop the end of the Multiverse!
Meet Web-Slinger, the Spider-Man from the Wild West, in an unforgettable story by CULLEN BUNN (X-MEN BLUE) and JAVIER PULIDO (SHE-HULK).
He is the Emissary from Hell, he is SUPAIDAMAN! The Spider-Man from the live-action SPIDER-MAN show that aired in Japan in the 1970s is back in comics form in an insane story by JED MACKAY (EDGE OF SPIDER-GEDDON) and SHELDON VELLA (DEADPOOL, SPIDER-VERSE).
And that’s just a glimpse into the VAULT OF SPIDERS!
40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99
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With Marvel’s new X-Force series set to reunite the team’s original members this December, series artist Dylan Burnett has taken to Twitter to show off their new uniforms.
The images released by Burnett feature OG X-Force members Shatterstar, Domino, Cannonball and Warpath wearing their sleek new gear. The style of each member’s respective uniform has seemingly been customized to their liking, but all carry the same black, gray, white and orange color scheme, as well as the all-important “X” symbol. Kid Cable and Deathlok also sport their own versions of the new X-Force look.RELATED: Original X-Force Reunites For New Ongoing Series

X-Force costumes! Feels really cool to have been able to put my stamp on some matching X-uniforms. pic.twitter.com/NGwslJ2rut
— Dylan Burnett (@dylrburnett) October 16, 2018
Following the events of Extermination, which reunited the original X-Men team, X-Force will feature a reunion of its own, as the group’s inaugural members make it their mission to take down whoever is responsible for the murder of Cable. When their target ends up being a younger version of the person they are trying to avenge, however, things get complicated, resulting in the X-Force having to join forces with Kid Cable and Deathlok in order to clear their own names. Luckily for those two, they even got some new duds out of the deal.
Written by Ed Brisson with art by Dylan Burnett, X-Force #1 hits comic shops on December 26.
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The latest batch of variant covers to celebrate the upcoming Uncanny X-Men #1 have been revealed by Marvel, including new artwork by Alex Ross and Art Adams.
The relaunch of Uncanny X-Men #1 is being celebrated by some of the industry’s biggest names, creating variant covers for other Marvel titles. The publisher has been debuting those covers over the past few weeks, including these five new ones, shown in the gallery below. The subject of the artwork come from across the history of the X-Men, referencing alternate realities, specific eras and iconic stories.RELATED: Jim Cheung Assembles Marvel Mutants for Uncanny X-Men #1 Variant
The Alex Ross cover for Astonishing X-Men #17 is reminiscent of scenes featuring the X-Men from his landmark miniseries with Kurt Busiek, Marvels. The cover showcases the original five X-Men backed into a literal corner, illuminated by an optic blast from Cyclops. Art Adams’ cover for The Immortal Hulk #9 plays with a completely different era of the franchise, focusing on a team of X-Babies patterned off the Australian Outback era fighting the interdimensional villain Mojo.
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Steve Epting’s cover for Black Panther #6 depicts the Astonishing X-Men from the Age of Apocalypse, one of the teams from the post-apocalyptic alternate reality that featured Quicksilver, Storm, Banshee, Dazzler, Iceman and Exodus. Salvador Larroca chose a different X-Men squad to showcase in his cover for Deadpool #6, highlighting the X-Treme X-Men from the turn of the century. Finally, the cover to X-23 #6 by Terry Dodson shows off a squad of X-Men from right before the “Schism “event that splintered the team into two factions.Uncanny X-Men #1 is written by Kelly Thompson, Ed Brisson and Matthew Rosenberg, and illustrated by Mahmud Asrar, Mark Bagley and Mirko Colak. It is scheduled to be released on Nov. 14 from Marvel Comics.
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In 2015, Marvel Comics debuted their hip-hop variant covers, which featured Marvel characters in redrawn versions of classic hip-hop album artwork. These variants will now be used as actual album artwork, as Marvel teams up with Urban Legends — the urban catalog platform of Universal Music Enterprises — to release new vinyl collector’s editions of the albums depicted.
“Marvel’s hip-hop variant covers celebrated the music industry in a whole new way, combing the creativity of the original album art and the Marvel UNiverse to create one-of-a-kind pieces of art,” Daniel Fink, Marvel Executive Director of Business Development, said in a statement. “We’re excited to collaborate with UMe to bring these variants back for fans of these iconic albums.”RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Marvel’s New Hip-Hop Variants Homage 2Pac, RZA & More
The first three albums released in this series will be 50 Cent’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’, LL Cool J’s Mama Said Knock You Out and GZA’s Liquid Swords. The Marvel album artwork for Get Rich or Die Tryin’ was originally Brian Stelfreeze’s variant cover for The Invincible Iron Man #1 and features Iron Man taking 50 Cent’s place behind broken glass. Meanwhile, the artwork for Mama Said Knock You Out comes to us from Tim Bradstreet’s Punisher #1 variant and features Frank Castle recreating the LL Cool J’s pose from the original album cover. Finally, Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz and Chris Sotomayor’s artwork for Liquid Swords was first printed on the cover of Contest of Champions #1 and features Iron Man again, this time going toe-to-toe with Maestro.
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“Marvel comics have always occupied a special place in the heart of hip-hop fans,” Universal Music Enterprises President/CEO Bruce Resnikoff said. “Both media continue to serve as a source of expression, escapism and inspiration for generations of super fans around the world.”RELATED: Marvel Debuts First Rock Music-Themed Variant Covers
“There is an undeniable heroism that consistently runs through the veins of art forms,” Andre Torres, Head of Urban Legends, added. “And I’m excited to help weave these iconic narratives together in a way that celebrates their art and introduces new fans to their genius.”
The first three albums in this reissue series are set to be released on December 7 and are currently available for pre-order.
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DC Co-Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee has shared his variant cover for the upcoming second issue of Batman: Damned, which depicts a much more heavily armored version of the Dark Knight.
The DC Black Label miniseries, written by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Lee Bermejo, features an out-of-continuity story where Batman discovers someone has killed the Joker resulting in the arrival of a supernatural threat to Gotham City.RELATED: DC Wishes Batman: Damned Nudity Had Never Happened

Batman Damned variant cover issue 2 #batman #dccomics #penandink pic.twitter.com/8iumnLnvBu
— Jim Lee (@JimLee) October 23, 2018
The debut issue had Bruce Wayne run into the DC Universe’s resident occult ne’er-do-well John Constantine and ghostly Deadman as they attempted to investigate the mystery of the Joker’s murder along with the arrival of the paranormal to Gotham.RELATED: Scott Snyder Surprised by Batman: Damned Controversy
December’s second issue promises to up the stakes on the supernatural elements of the story with Batman running into Etrigan the Demon, the Spectre, Enchantress, and more as the three-issue miniseries continues. Judging by Lee’s variant cover, the new armor worn by the Caped Crusader looks at least partially inspired by Etrigan’s own medieval design.Batman: Damned #2 is written by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Lee Bermejo. It is scheduled to be released on Dec. 5 by DC Comics.
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Earlier this month, author Chuck Wendig was fired from Marvel Comics before he was able to complete the Star Wars: Shadow of Vader miniseries and another, yet-announced Star Wars project. The news came courtesy of Wendig’s Twitter account (he has since compiled his side of the story in a blog post, while Marvel has declined to comment), where the writer confirmed that he was fired due to the controversial content of his social media posts. Wendig said that Marvel considered his tweets too political, too vulgar and too negative.RELATED: John Byrne Explains the Origins of His Potential X-Men Return
Essentially, by putting Wendig on one of its premier creative teams, Marvel opened itself to scrutiny due to the author’s lack of civility online, and people had seemingly noticed. However, a recent examination of Twitter bots that mentioned Wendig’s name around the time of his firing calls into question exactly how many people who saw and posted about the author were, in fact, people.

Updated data on Twitter before/after @ChuckWendig being fired from @Marvel/@StarWars. The new part is the number of bots (fully automated accounts) tweeting about Wendig. I'm amazed by how many bots there were. pic.twitter.com/SIfpYynvVx
— Bethany Lacina (@bethany_lacina) October 18, 2018
Bethany Lacina, an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester, posted to Twitter on Thursday a graph showing bot activity referencing Wendig at three points: when Wendig first posted a long, vitriolic storm of tweets in response to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court; ComicsGate founder Ethan Van Sciver’s tweet linking to one of his YouTube videos about Wendig’s dissatisfaction; and Wendig’s announcement that he had been fired from Marvel.RELATED: Doctor Strange Celebrates 400 Issues with a Joe Quesada Variant
The graph breaks down the bot activity across the three different events, comparing the chatter of bots, anonymous and puppet accounts. In this case, Lacina has defined “bots” as Twitter accounts that are fully automated, “anonymous” as accounts with no user description and “puppets” as accounts with more than 70 tweets per day. The graph reveals that the number of bot accounts posting about Wendig spiked after Van Sciver’s tweet and then spiked again after Wendig announced he had been fired. Another graph posted by Lacina reveals the number of normal and verified accounts mentioning Wendig during the specified timeframe.

Now all the types of Twitter stacked. I’ve said before that fully automated accounts were not that active on SW twitter (https://t.co/nysOhHBZWO). But 20% of the tweets in this period of Wendig twitter were from likely bots! (19% of accnts) cc: @Stephen_Kent89 @mortenbay pic.twitter.com/GHUm02kQMr
— Bethany Lacina (@bethany_lacina) October 18, 2018
Lacina then combined the data from the two graphs to reveal that roughly 20 percent of tweets about Wendig during the timeframe were bots, and that that 19 percent of the accounts posting were bots — none of which are real people eager to share genuine opinions. While it’s hard to draw any solid conclusions about the data, the various graphs reveal how easy it is for the tide of public conversation to be pulled one way or the other based on how many bot networks are at play on social media at any given time.
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One question the Alien franchise has never satisfactorily answered is exactly how much of a Xenomorph’s host is passed on to the creature after it bursts live and wriggling from its victim. The films haven’t been shy about introducing new Xenomorphs, effectively establishing that they adapt biologically based on their hosts (be they docile dogs or ferocious Predators), but does anything else come over? Personality traits? Psychological quirks? Family ties, perhaps?Aliens: Dust to Dust #3 might just provide an answer to that question — at least, that’s how it’s shaping up in an exclusive preview provided to CBR by Dark Horse Comics. The preview catches up with the series’ protagonist, Maxon, a nine-year-old boy who awoke one night to find that his home, an offworld colony administrated by the Weyland-Yutani corporation, was in the process of being overrun by Xenomorphs. Maxon’s mother died in short order, herself the victim of an alien facehugger.RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Aliens Returns with ‘Extraordinarily Scary’ Dust to Dust
The final pages of Aliens: Dust to Dust #2 revealed that the Xenomorph that has burst from Maxon’s mother’s chest had survived a grisly explosion, though it lost an arm in the process. Maxon was the only person to glimpse the Xenomorph as it retreated from the wreckage, though he didn’t tell anyone what he had seen. Why?
The preview hints that Maxon might have some affection for the beast, which is effectively the last link he has left to his mother. The one-armed Xenomorph attacks one of Maxon’s rescuers after seemingly dispatching two other survivors. A later page reveals that Maxon survived his encounter with the monster that killed three people easily, which might indicate he was simply able to escape the creature… or that it had spared him.
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Image Comics has released solicitation information and images for new books and products shipping in January 2019. When you’re through checking out these solicitations for new Image releases, be sure to visit CBR’s Image Comics forum to discuss these titles and products with fellow readers and fans.
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CRIMINAL #1
WRITER: ED BRUBAKER
ARTIST / COVER: SEAN PHILLIPS & JACOB PHILLIPS
JANUARY 9 / 48 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
SERIES PREMIERE
THE RETURN OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED CRIME COMIC OF THE 21ST CENTURY!
Hot off their bestselling series KILL OR BE KILLED and their original graphic novel MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES, crime comic masters ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS finally return to their most-demanded title—as a new MONTHLY SERIES!
In this double-sized (at no additional cost!) debut issue, Teeg Lawless is back in town. But he finds himself in more trouble than ever, thanks to his delinquent teenage son—and this time, fists and bullets may not be enough to solve his problems.
A perfect introduction to CRIMINAL and its dark, exciting world, this series will also include back page art and articles to bring readers more fully into the noir experience.
OLIVER #1
WRITER: GARY WHITTA
ARTIST / COVER: DARICK ROBERTSON
JANUARY 23 / 24 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
SERIES PREMIERE
Award-winning screenwriter GARY WHITTA (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Book Of Eli) teams with celebrated artist DARICK ROBERTSON (Transmetropolitan, HAPPY!, The Boys) for a new take on a literary classic—with a futuristic twist. OLIVER re-imagines Charles Dickens’ most famous orphan as a post-apocalyptic superhero fighting to liberate a war-ravaged England while searching for the truth about his own mysterious origins.
“GARY WHITTA slips effortlessly from movies into comics with a terrific story and career-best art from DARICK ROBERTSON.” —MARK MILLAR
GUNNING FOR HITS #1
WRITER: JEFF ROUGVIE
ARTIST / COVER: MORITAT
JANUARY 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
SERIES PREMIERE
Set in the shady New York City music scene of the mid-80s, GUNNING FOR HITS stars Martin Mills, a record company talent scout with an inscrutable past. Follow Martin as he attempts to sign a rock band that’ll conquer the world in this music business crime thriller written by music producer JEFF ROUGVIE (David Bowie, Big Star) with art by MORITAT (The Spirit, Harley Quinn, Hellblazer). Plus: each issue will include a background feature and a Spotify playlist.
JESUSFREAK HC
WRITER: JOE CASEY
ARTIST / COVER: BENJAMIN MARRA
MARCH 20 / 64 PAGES / FC / T+ / $17.99
TRIM SIZE: 7 1/4” x 10 7/8”
The year is 26 C.E. A young Nazarean carpenter is having some trouble adjusting to the violent world around him—and finding his place within it. He knows he’s different, but he doesn’t know why. Not yet, anyway. A bloody, two-fisted tale of historical heroic fiction brought to you by JOE CASEY (SEX, BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER, MCMLXXV) and BENJAMIN MARRA (Night Business, Terror Assaulter: O.M.W.O.T.).
VINDICATION #1 (OF 4)
WRITER: MD MARIE
ARTIST: CARLOS MIKO & DEMA JR.
COVER: JONATHAN DAVIS
JANUARY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
In turbulent times, when cops are often portrayed as the enemy of the people, Detective Chip Christopher maneuvers the blurred blue line between racism and due diligence in order to do his job. And right now it’s his job to investigate Turn, a young black man with a sketchy past—who was previously exonerated of a similar murder.
DIE!DIE!DIE! #1-4
WRITER: ROBERT KIRKMAN & SCOTT M. GIMPLE
ARTIST / COVER: CHRIS BURNHAM & NATHAN FAIRBAIRN
28 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
2018’s most surprising release—from THE WALKING DEAD creator Robert Kirkman—is now available for reorder!
A secret cabal within the United States government works outside our normal system to influence world matters through targeted assassination. So if you’re hurting people and making the world worse than it already is… someone could right now be giving the order for you to… DIE!DIE!DIE!
COYOTES, VOL. 2 TP
WRITER: SEAN LEWIS
ARTIST / COVER: CAITLIN YARSKY
JANUARY 23 / 120 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99
The second chapter of this critically lauded allegorical series is a fascinating look at misogyny, war, and forgiveness.
Red is tasked with ridding her home of men who have donned animal pelts that turn them into woman-hunting wolves. Returning from her first war with these wolves, she works to bring more women to safety—and to slaughter more wayward men. But when she meets a group of women who challenge her ideas and her core self, she questions the person she’s become.
Collects COYOTES #5-8
CYBER FORCE: AWAKENING, VOL. 2 TP
WRITER: MATT HAWKINS & BRYAN HILL
ARTIST / COVER: ATILIO ROJO
JANUARY 30 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99
With the world still reeling from the sudden blackout of all networked technology, Stryker, Aphrodite, and Velocity are sent to find a deadly bounty hunter that could help them bring order to the chaos… but this bounty hunter has a secret that might stop Cyber Force before it starts.
Collects CYBER FORCE #5-8
ECLIPSE, VOL. 3 TP
WRITER: ZACK KAPLAN
ARTIST / COVER: GIOVANNI TIMPANO
JANUARY 9 / 128 PAGES / FC / T+ / $16.99
In a world where sunlight is deadly, a corporate heiress-turned-rebel, her corrupt solar tycoon father, and a former hero seeking redemption, all find themselves battling to find and control the mysterious Scientist responsible for an immunity to dangerous sunlight—a Scientist with his own plans in mind.
Collects ECLIPSE #9-12
HEY KIDS! COMICS! TP
WRITER / ARTIST: HOWARD VICTOR CHAYKIN
COVER: DON CAMERON
FEBRUARY 13 / 152 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99
HEY KIDS! COMICS! takes its cue from nearly a century of turbulence and triumph, despair and drama in the comics racket.
Artists and writers, con men and clowns, ganefs and gangsters create the foundations of today’s biggest entertainment business—or at least the tail that wags the dog.
Some of it really happened, and the names have been changed to protect the innocent and guilty…
…although in the end, everyone was guilty of something.
Collects HEY KIDS! COMICS! #1-5
MOONSTRUCK, VOL. 2: SOME ENCHANTED EVENING OGN TP
WRITER: GRACE ELLIS
ARTIST: SHAE BEAGLE & KAT FAJARDO
COVER: SHAE BEAGLE
FEBRUARY 13 / 120 PAGES / FC / E / $14.99
Werewolf barista Julie and her supernatural friends try to unwind at a party, but a conniving fraternity of fairy bros has other plans for our heroes. With one of their friends trapped in the frat house and the winter solstice (a notable night of magical mischief) looming ever closer, it’s up to the amorous werewolves and gregarious centaur to save the day.
The second chapter of the popular all-ages magical adventure from Lumberjanes creator GRACE ELLIS and talented newcomer SHAE BEAGLE.
NEAR DEATH, VOL. 3 OGN TP
WRITER: JAY FAERBER
ARTIST: SIMONE GUGLIELMINI, GIGI BALDASSINI & RON RILEY
COVER: GARRY BROWN
FEBRUARY 6 / 120 PAGES / FC / T+ / $16.99
Former hitman Markham returns! He’s setting out to balance the scales after a near-death experience, using his mercenary skills to save people—instead of killing them.
In this original graphic novel, Markham is offered an early parole from his prison sentence. There’s just one catch: he’ll have to extract the warden’s daughter from a dangerous group of anti-government separatists.
“A killer crime book with a very sharp hook.” —BRIAN K. VAUGHAN (SAGA, PAPER GIRLS)
NEW LIEUTENANTS OF METAL TP
WRITER: JOE CASEY
ARTIST: ULISES FARINAS
COVER: ULISES FARINAS & SONIA HARRIS
JANUARY 30 / 104 PAGES / FC / T+ / $12.99
The New Lieutenants of Metal are the most kick-ass, head-banging heroes ever assembled—a precision strike force, ready to face any threat; a metal militia of mayhem. Their names are legend: The Mighty Krieg, Vandenborg Riot, Manowarrior, Steppenwulf. Beset from all sides by a growing roster of vicious foes, the New Lieutenants of Metal have arrived to bust down the doors of perception and deliver you to a greater comic book glory!
Collects NEW LIEUTENANTS OF METAL #1-4
PAPER GIRLS DELUXE EDITION BOOK TWO HC
WRITER: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
ARTIST: CLIFF CHIANG & MATT WILSON
COVER: CLIFF CHIANG
APRIL 3 / 320 PAGES / FC / T+ / $34.99
TRIM SIZE: 7.25” x 10.75”
From BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, New York Times bestselling writer of SAGA, and CLIFF CHIANG, legendary artist of Wonder Woman, this gorgeous, oversized deluxe hardcover collects two complete time-traveling adventures—one that sends our four newspaper delivery girls from 1988 to the prehistoric past, and another to their own terrifying future.
Collects PAPER GIRLS #11-20, along with EXCLUSIVE BONUS MATERIAL and an ALL-NEW WRAPAROUND COVER!
PROXIMA CENTAURI, VOL. 1 TP
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER: FAREL DALRYMPLE
JANUARY 23 / 160 PAGES / FC / T+ / $16.99
Teenage wizard adventurer Sherwood Breadcoat is trapped on Proxima Centauri, a manufactured dimensional sphere 4.243 light-years from Earth. Looking for escape—and a way back to his brother—Sherwood must also deal with his confusing emotions, alien creatures, and all sorts of fantastic dangers.
Starring Sherwood Breadcoat, “The Scientist” Duke Herzog, Dr. EXT the Time Traveler, the ghost M. Parasol, Shakey the Space Wizard, and Dhog Dahog, PROXIMA CENTAURI is a psychedelic science-fantasy action comic book drama from FAREL DALRYMPLE (The Wrenchies, POP GUN WAR).
Collects PROXIMA CENTAURI #1-6
SHANGHAI RED TP
WRITER: CHRISTOPHER SEBELA
ARTIST / COVER: JOSHUA HIXSON
JANUARY 30 / 152 PAGES / FC / T+ / $16.99
Red is one of hundreds of people who were shanghaied out of Portland in the late 1800s. Drugged, kidnapped, and sold to a ship’s captain for $50, she wakes up on a boat headed out to sea for years, unable to escape or reveal who she is. Now, she’s coming back in a blood-soaked boat to find her family and track down the men responsible for stealing her life out from under her.
Eisner-nominated writer CHRISTOPHER SEBELA (High Crimes, Heartthrob, CROWDED), JOSHUA HIXSON (The Black Woods), and HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU (Felix & Macabber) bring you a tale of revenge, family, and identity that stretches from the deck of a ship outside Shanghai all the way to the bleak streets of—and secret tunnels beneath—Portland, Oregon.
Collects SHANGHAI RED #1-5
BARRIER LIMITED EDITION SLIPCASE SET
WRITER: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
ARTIST / COVER: MARCOS MARTIN & MUNTSA VICENTE
SLIPCASE PACKAGED WITH BARRIER #1-5
MARCH 27 / 208 PAGES / FC / M / $29.99
SLIPCASE SHIPPED EMPTY
MARCH 27 / EMPTY BOX / FC / M / $10.00
“BARRIER is a science fiction comic that America needs right now.” —io9
To celebrate serialized comic books (and the awesome stores that sell them!), BRIAN K. VAUGHAN and MARCOS MARTIN have no plans to ever release a collected edition of their Eisner-nominated miniseries BARRIER, but for everyone looking for a way to store or display all five original issues, Image Comics is proud to release this gorgeous new SLIPCASE, the perfect home for this unconventional sci-fi drama about violence, language, and illegal immigration.
INCLUDES BARRIER #1-5
AUNTIE AGATHA’S HOME FOR WAYWARD RABBITS #3 (OF 6)
WRITER: KEITH GIFFEN
ARTIST / COVER: BENJAMIN ROMAN
JANUARY 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99
A pair of unwanted guests at the wayward rabbit estate won’t take no for an answer! Goons-for-hire Naomi and Raquel turn up the pressure to get Agatha to sell her home.
BIRTHRIGHT #35
WRITER: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
ARTIST / COVER: ANDREI BRESSAN & ADRIANO LUCAS
JANUARY 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
END OF STORY ARC
Brennan has become one of the most powerful mages on Earth… but at what cost to his family?
BITTER ROOT #3
WRITER: DAVID F. WALKER & CHUCK BROWN
ARTIST / COVER A: SANFORD GREENE
COVER B: SKOTTIE YOUNG
COVER C: LARRY STROMAN
COVER D: MIKIA SOTO
JANUARY 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
With violence erupting on the streets of Harlem and his cousin possessed by a demonic force, Cullen Sangerye reaches out for help from an estranged family member. Meanwhile, in Mississippi, Ford Sangerye fights for his life at the gateway to Hell.
BITTER ROOT Cover As by SANFORD GREENE will be connecting through the first story arc.
BLACKBIRD #4
WRITER: SAM HUMPHRIES
ARTIST / COVER A: JEN BARTEL
COVER B: SANA TAKEDA
JANUARY 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
Between pulling back the veil on the magic underground and learning shocking secrets from the past, Nina can’t even right now. Also, she’s terrible at flirting, and that’s getting in the way of making out with Clint.
BLACK SCIENCE #40
WRITER: RICK REMENDER
ARTIST: MATTEO SCALERA & MORENO DINISIO
COVER A: MATTEO SCALERA
COVER B: LEWIS LaROSA
JANUARY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“NO AUTHORITY BUT YOURSELF,” Part Two (of Four)
The last surviving members of the Anarchist League of Scientists are reunited, and every decision they make splinters out a trillion possible universes. Is this a new beginning? Or the end of everything?
BULLY WARS #5
WRITER / COVER B: SKOTTIE YOUNG
ARTIST / COVER A: AARON CONLEY
JANUARY 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / E / $3.99
END OF STORY ARC
It all comes down to this! HOCK! RUFUS! Spencer? The Bully Wars exist for one reason and one reason alone—to reveal who gets to rule Rottenville High!
BURNOUTS #5
WRITER: DENNIS CULVER
ARTIST / COVER B: GEOFFO
COVER A: CHRIS BURNHAM
COVER C: JUSTIN GREENWOOD
JANUARY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
END OF STORY ARC
It’s Burnout versus Burnout in all-out civil war as the aliens finally reveal the reason for their secret invasion.
CEMETERY BEACH #5 (OF 7)
WRITER: WARREN ELLIS
ARTIST / COVERS A & B: JASON HOWARD
JANUARY 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Mike and Grace have been separated by Drum’s military airboats, and he doesn’t have a prayer of getting back to Earth without her. But what happens next teaches Grace something about Mike that’s frightening enough to make her rethink going anywhere with him. Ever.
CROWDED #6
WRITER: CHRISTOPHER SEBELA
ARTIST / COVER A: RO STEIN, TED BRANDT & TRIONA FARRELL
COVER B: NAOMI FRANQUIZ
JANUARY 2 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
END OF STORY ARC
Trapped with the psychopathic streaming superstar Trotter on one side and all of Los Angeles carrying a weapon and a two-million-dollar-dream on the other, Charlie and Vita have only each other—and a few of the secrets they’ve been keeping from each other—to rely on for their survival.
CURSE WORDS #20
WRITER: CHARLES SOULE
ARTIST / COVER A: RYAN BROWNE
COVER B (“ESCAPE TRICK” VARIANT): RYAN BROWNE
JANUARY 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
END OF STORY ARC
“THEM BLUE WIZARD BLUES,” Conclusion
The fourth arc of the acclaimed series comes to a close, with the game-changing revelations you’ve come to expect from CURSE WORDS. IN THIS ISSUE: a talking koala makes a proposition, a bunch of bad guys get drunk and make a fateful decision, and Wizord loses a fight. Like, badly. Offered with our final “magical” variant by RYAN BROWNE: a fun reference to a classic stage magic trick of old. Get it!
CYBER FORCE #10
WRITER: BRYAN HILL & MATT HAWKINS
ARTIST / COVER: ATILIO ROJO
JANUARY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Morgan Stryker convinces Ripclaw to join Cyber Force, but the organization that created him wants Ripclaw dead. Stryker makes a choice that will turn Cyber Force into fugitives or murderers—or something much, much worse.
DAYS OF HATE #12 (OF 12)
WRITER: ALEŠ KOT
ARTIST: DANIJEL ŽEŽELJ
COVER: DANIJEL ŽEŽELJ & TOM MULLER
JANUARY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
SERIES FINALE
Where are we now?
DEAD RABBIT #4
WRITER: GERRY DUGGAN
ARTIST / COVER A: JOHN McCREA
COVER B (1:10 INCENTIVE PHOTO VARIANT COVER): GERRY DUGGAN & JOHN McCREA
JANUARY 2 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
END OF STORY ARC
Dead Rabbit’s secret identity starts to be a little less secret as the mafia situation comes to a head, but he finds a brutal new enemy in Boston’s finest.
DEADLY CLASS #37
WRITER: RICK REMENDER
ARTIST: WES CRAIG & JORDAN BOYD
COVER A: WES CRAIG
COVER B: DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON
JANUARY 2 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“NEVER GO BACK,” Part Two (of Five)
Get ready for the wildest night in Tokyo as Saya gets one chance to escape the clutches of her psycho Yakuza brother Kenji.
DEATH OR GLORY #6
WRITER: RICK REMENDER
ARTIST / COVER A: BENGAL
COVER B: ERIC CANETE
JANUARY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
NEW STORY ARC
Glory is back—and barreling toward the Mexican border in the hopes of delivering the liver transplant to save her father’s life. Hot on her heels is her ex-husband, his criminal empire, crooked cops, psycho killers, and a Mexican murder cartel. Time, fuel, and hope are running out, but no one outruns Glory!
Don’t miss the start of the second chapter of RICK REMENDER and BENGAL’s runaway smash hit!
DIE #2
WRITER: KIERON GILLEN
ARTIST / COVER A: STEPHANIE HANS
COVER B: JANA SCHIRMER
JANUARY 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“FANTASY HEARTBREAKER,” Part Two
Remember last time, when we said “Goth Jumanji”? As the bleak, austere fantasy-horror ramps up, we start underlining the word “Goth” in black marker until we cut a hole through the page.
EAST OF WEST #42
WRITER: JONATHAN HICKMAN
ARTIST / COVER: NICK DRAGOTTA
JANUARY 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
END OF STORY ARC
“RISK”
Things draw to a close on the Earthly plane.
ERRAND BOYS #4 (OF 5)
WRITER: D.J. KIRKBRIDE
ARTIST / COVER: NIKOS KOUTSIS
JANUARY 2 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99
Jace’s past has come back to haunt him, and there’s no outrunning it this time. While Tawnk is faced with fending for himself, Jace does his court-ordered time in a mental prison for what feels like ten years, living a life of what might have been. This one is going to get a little emotional, folks.
EVOLUTION #13
WRITER: JAMES ASMUS, JOSEPH KEATINGE & CHRISTOPHER SEBELA
ARTIST / COVER: JOE INFURNARI & JORDAN BOYD
JANUARY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
NEW STORY ARC
Humanity is rapidly evolving, and no one knows why. Sister Hannah, Abe, and Rochelle have been piecing it together, slowly but surely. Is it a mad conspiracy engineered by deviants, or nature’s ultimate revenge on mankind?
EXORSISTERS #4
WRITER: IAN BOOTHBY
ARTIST / COVER A: GISÈLE LAGACÉ & PETE PANTAZIS
COVER B: TY TEMPLETON
JANUARY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
Cate and Kate learn that the only thing worse than selling your soul to the Devil is selling it to someone you thought was the Devil. Can they save a soul from being saved? Also, their Mother returns, bringing the first-ever evil along with her.
THE FREEZE #2
WRITER: DAN WICKLINE
ARTIST / COVER: PHILLIP SEVY
JANUARY 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
Ray and his coworkers have begun to build their new society, but each newly unfrozen person has their own opinions about what happened—and how things should be done.
GASOLINA #14
WRITER: SEAN MACKIEWICZ
ARTIST / COVER: NIKO WALTER & MAT LOPES
JANUARY 2 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“CONQUISTADOR”
A cartel war has erupted in Veracruz, and the future of humanity is in the crossfire. What will happen when ancient monsters, a submarine, and a drug lord named El Dorado are unleashed?
GIDEON FALLS #10
WRITER: JEFF LEMIRE
ARTIST: ANDREA SORRENTINO & DAVE STEWART
COVER A: ANDREA SORRENTINO
COVER B: CHRISTIAN WARD
JANUARY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“ORIGINAL SINS,” Part Four
The past finally catches up to the present when Doc gives Father Fred a rather gruesome history of Gideon Falls. And if finding a needle in a haystack is impossible, what chance does Norton have of finding one in a giant garbage dump?
HARDCORE #2
WRITER: ANDY DIGGLE
ARTIST: ALESSANDRO VITTI & ADRIANO LUCAS
COVER: DAN PANOSIAN
JANUARY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
The Hardcore program has been compromised, leaving its top operative stranded in another country, his mind trapped in the body of one of America’s most wanted. Now he has 72 hours to escape hostile territory, with no allies—only a Lamborghini and a license to kill! Kill! Kill!
HIT-GIRL #12
WRITER: RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE & RAFAEL SCAVONE
ARTIST / COVERS A & B (BW VARIANT): RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
COVER C: CLAIRE ROE
JANUARY 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
END OF STORY ARC
Hit-Girl must defeat the crazed religious zealot, Giustina, and slaughter the army of nuns and monks that stands in her way. War is waged over the relic that completes Giustina’s disturbing collection—the corpse of a long-dead saint she thinks will grant her mercy in the afterlife.
ICE CREAM MAN #9
WRITER: W. MAXWELL PRINCE
ARTIST / COVER A: MARTÍN MORAZZO & CHRIS O’HALLORAN
COVER B: KYLE SMART
JANUARY 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
NEW STORY ARC
“HOPSCOTCH MÉLANGE,” Part One
A wild western one-shot which witnesses the way the world once was.
INFINITE DARK #4
WRITER: RYAN CADY
ARTIST / COVER: ANDREA MUTTI
JANUARY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
END OF STORY ARC
It’s everyone’s life on the line as Deva Karrell comes face-to-face with the Entity from beyond and learns the terrible truth behind the Orpheus’ recent deaths.
ISOLA #6
WRITER: BRENDEN FLETCHER & KARL KERSCHL
ARTIST: KARL KERSCHL & MSASSYK
COVER A: KARL KERSCHL
COVER B: JEN BARTEL
JANUARY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
NEW STORY ARC
Olwyn has returned from the land of the dead, but did she return alone?
The journey to Isola continues…
NOW BI-MONTHLY!
ISOLA PROLOGUE + BONUS MATERIAL SPECIAL ONE-SHOT (1:25 INCENTIVE ISSUE)
WRITER: BRENDEN FLETCHER & KARL KERSCHL
ARTIST: KARL KERSCHL & MSASSYK
COVER: KARL KERSCHL
JANUARY 16 / 16 PAGES / FC / T+
Who were Olwyn and Rook before the ISOLA adventure began? Check out the first appearance of the characters from the bestselling, Miyazaki-inspired fantasy by BRENDEN FLETCHER and KARL KERSCHL in this very special ISOLA: PROLOGUE one-shot, which was originally serialized as bonus material in MOTOR CRUSH issues #1-5 from December 2016-April 2017.
KICK-ASS #11
WRITER: STEVE NILES
ARTIST / COVERS A & B: MARCELO FRUSIN
COVER C: DECLAN SHALVEY
JANUARY 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Kick-Ass is ready to strike, but Santos and Violencia have joined forces to crush her. The brother-in-law she put in a coma is starting to stir—will he wake up and expose her identity?
THE LAST SIEGE #8 (OF 8)
WRITER: LANDRY Q. WALKER
ARTIST / COVER A: JUSTIN GREENWOOD
COVER B: TOM NEELY
JANUARY 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
MINISERIES FINALE
Fire, blood, and death. That is all that awaits the king and his soldiers as they breach the walls of the castle. The end of the battle is finally here, and as the dawn breaks, the Stranger must choose between revenge… and redemption.
LOW #22
WRITER: RICK REMENDER
ARTIST: GREG TOCCHINI & DAVE McCAIG
COVER A: GREG TOCCHINI
COVER B: DAN BRERETON
JANUARY 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“LAST EMBERS,” Part Three (of Seven)
Stel must decide whether to live her final days in a gilded cage or sink back into the black waters of despair in search of one final hope.
MAN-EATERS #5
WRITER: CHELSEA CAIN
ARTIST: KATE NIEMCZYK
COVER: LIA MITERNIQUE
JANUARY 30 / 24 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
“RAGTIME GOSPEL”
Twelve-year-old girls fight the patriarchy.
Because someone has to.
MIDDLEWEST #3
WRITER: SKOTTIE YOUNG
ARTIST: JORGE CORONA
COVER: MIKE HUDDLESTON
JANUARY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Abel and Fox learn that there may be someone who can help the boy’s worsening condition. But the road to reach her is long and unpredictable—and not everyone they run into along the way is anxious to let them pass.
MONSTRESS #19
WRITER: MARJORIE LIU
ARTIST / COVER: SANA TAKEDA
JANUARY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
NEW STORY ARC
Five-time Eisner Award winner for 2018
As Maika and Corvin search for Kippa through a warped and lethal land, Kippa herself will face her own terrible monsters…
MURDER FALCON #4
WRITER: DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON
ARTIST / COVER: DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON & MIKE SPICER
JANUARY 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99
The reunion tour of Brooticus gets off to a rough start as Magnum Khaos unleashes his monstrous minions on Chicago. Only the mighty musical attack of Murder Falcon and the band can turn the tide… but where is Jake when his friends need him the most?
OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #11
WRITER: ROBERT KIRKMAN
ARTIST: LORENZO DE FELICI & ANNALISA LEONI
COVER: LORENZO DE FELICI
JANUARY 9 / 28 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
Nathan’s journey to atone for past sins has just led to more pain and heartbreak for those around him. He’s due for a win, but will it come?
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #38
WRITER: ROBERT KIRKMAN
ARTIST / COVER: PAUL AZACETA & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER
JANUARY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
SURROUNDED! The darkness is closing in on Kyle Barnes… the end game approaches.
OUTER DARKNESS #3
WRITER: JOHN LAYMAN
ARTIST / COVER: AFU CHAN
JANUARY 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
An away mission to a mysterious asteroid leads to the death of a beloved crewman. Too bad death is only the beginning for the crew of The Charon…
OUTPOST ZERO #6
WRITER: SEAN KELLEY McKEEVER
ARTIST / COVER: ALEXANDRE TEFENKGI & JEAN-FRANCOIS BEAULIEU
JANUARY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
Mitchell is itching for a fight—with his dad, his sister, his friends, anybody. Luckily, fighting is the Outpost’s most popular form of entertainment, and what does it matter if most fighters don’t live to see their next birthday?
PRODIGY #2 (OF 6)
WRITER: MARK MILLAR
ARTIST / COVERS A & B: RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
COVER C: TRAVIS CHAREST
JANUARY 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Edison Crane heads to a military base in Australia to investigate otherworldly apparitions the government can’t explain. Meanwhile, a long-dormant evil is rising, and Crane will have to unlock secrets hidden deep in the Kremlin vaults before it’s too late.
RAT QUEENS #14
WRITER: KURTIS J. WIEBE
ARTIST / COVER A: OWEN GIENI
COVER B: JIM VALENTINO & OWEN GIENI
JANUARY 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“THE INFERNAL PATH,” Part Four
Having escaped the Underpit by the skin of their teeth, the Queens track down the source of the orc invasion while Dee must make an impossible choice: save her friends or save herself.
This book will ship with two covers—cover B by JIM VALENTINO and OWEN GIENI will be the fourth of five connected covers.
REDLANDS #10
WRITER / ARTIST: JORDIE BELLAIRE & VANESA DEL REY
COVER: VANESA DEL REY
JANUARY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Redbrandt returns to Redlands while the witches are away. Meanwhile, Nancy discovers the whereabouts of her father and the Devil’s plan finally comes together. Which is bad news—for everyone.
REGRESSION #15
WRITER: CULLEN BUNN
ARTIST: DANNY LUCKERT & MARIE ENGER
COVER: DANNY LUCKERT
JANUARY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
SERIES FINALE
Final issue! In the future, the Valgeroti have grown in power, in large part thanks to the leadership of Gregory Sutter, the man possessed by a terrible demon. There is but one chance to finally break the fiendish influence of the cult. Only Adrian, a man who succumbed to their will decades ago, can stop them now.
ROSE #16
WRITER: MEREDITH FINCH
ARTIST / COVER A: IG GUARA
COVER B: JON LAM
COVER C: MIKE KROME
JANUARY 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
As the final battle dawns, Dante and Felix must overcome their animosity toward each other if they hope to prevent Rose from succumbing to darkness.
SAVAGE DRAGON #242
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER: ERIK LARSEN
JANUARY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“ANT!”
Hannah Washington returns! Ant chases a master criminal to Toronto, where she recruits Malcolm Dragon to help her battle their common foe. But this new menace has a secret that could shatter both of their lives!
SELF / MADE #2
WRITER: MAT GROOM
ARTIST / COVER: EDUARDO FERIGATO & MARCELO COSTA
JANUARY 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“OVERTIME”
With Amala’s true nature revealed, her creator has just one night to figure out how and why this miracle occurred… before Amala is lost forever.
SKYWARD #10
WRITER: JOE HENDERSON
ARTIST: LEE GARBETT & ANTONIO FABELA
COVER: LEE GARBETT
JANUARY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99
END OF STORY ARC
“HERE THERE BE DRAGONFLIES,” Conclusion
In this climactic issue, Willa is forced to ally with her mortal enemy and stage a breakout. But when Edison discovers Willa’s secret, how far will he be willing to go to stop her?
SLEEPLESS #11
WRITER: SARAH VAUGHN
ARTIST / COVER: LEILA DEL DUCA & ALISSA SALLAH
JANUARY 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99
SERIES FINALE
The fates of Poppy and Cyrenic are finally decided.
SPAWN #293
WRITER: TODD McFARLANE
ARTIST: JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER
COVER A: FRANCESCO MATTINA
COVER B (VIRGIN VARIANT): FRANCESCO MATTINA
COVER C (B&W COVER & INTERIORS): TODD McFARLANE & FRANCESCO MATTINA
JANUARY 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
Spawn acquires a new power and goes toe-to-toe with his most HATED enemies.
SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE TOO #2 (OF 4)
WRITER / COVERS A & B (BW VAR): TODD McFARLANE
ARTIST / COVER C: WILL ROBSON & TODD McFARLANE
JANUARY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
IF YOU THOUGHT ISSUE ONE HAD A LOT OF BLOOD AND GUTS… WAIT ‘TIL YOU SEE ISSUE TWO!!
MORE CUTENESS, AND EVEN MORE KILLING THAN BEFORE!
STRAY BULLETS: SUNSHINE & ROSES #42
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER: DAVID LAPHAM
JANUARY 30 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.99
It’s a beautiful day on the open road. Plenty of sunshine, plenty of roses… and a little murder.
UNNATURAL #6 (OF 12)
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER A: MIRKA ANDOLFO
COVER B: BABS TARR
JANUARY 2 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
While she continues to be hunted, Leslie finally meets Carol. But this meeting leads to new questions and doubts in a spiral of uncertainties, pain, and bad memories. Will Leslie be able to get up again? As more details of the grim—and unsettlingly familiar—scenario created by MIRKA ANDOLFO emerge, Leslie’s tale of emancipation and self-discovery reaches a turning point.
THE WALKING DEAD #187
WRITER: ROBERT KIRKMAN
ARTIST: CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO & CLIFF RATHBURN
COVER: CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART
JANUARY 2 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.99
“THE ROAD BACK”
Can Rick Grimes bring peace to the Commonwealth—or will he tear it apart?
Princess Action Figure (Color) – PI
Joining Skybound’s exclusive lineup of limited The Walking Dead action figures is the vibrant child-at-heart Juanita Sanchez! With her self-proclaimed nickname, “Princess,” she comes equipped with her trusty machine gun and knife.
This is the color version.
Princess Action Figure (B/W Bloody) – PI
Joining Skybound’s exclusive lineup of limited The Walking Dead action figures is the vibrant child-at-heart Juanita Sanchez! With her self-proclaimed nickname, “Princess,” she comes equipped with her trusty machine gun and knife.
This is the black and white bloody version.
THE WARNING #3
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER: EDWARD LAROCHE
JANUARY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“RAZORBACK”
The alien counteroffensive Operation: All-Weather begins.
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #41
WRITER: KIERON GILLEN
ARTIST / COVER A: JAMIE McKELVIE & MATTHEW WILSON
COVER B: PAULINA GANUCHEAU
JANUARY 9 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“OKAY,” Part Two
Back in black.
WITCHBLADE #12
WRITER: CAITLIN KITTREDGE
ARTIST / COVER A: ROBERTA INGRANATA
COVER B: FARAH NURMALIZA
JANUARY 23 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
END OF STORY ARC
“GOOD INTENTIONS,” Conclusion
Alex and the Witchblade are inexorably linked—but what happens when that bond is broken?
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Writer/artist John Byrne, known for his acclaimed runs on Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men and Fantastic Four, announced in August that he’s spoken with Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski about a possible return to the X-Men. While nothing is official just yet, the creator has revealed more details about the potential project, referred to as X-Men: Elsewhen.
Speaking with Syfy Wire, Byrne explained the series, which would take place in an alternate timeline in which Phoenix survived the ending of “The Dark Phoenix Saga,” originated as a way to see whether he could still produce comics the way he did at Marvel. “Somebody had asked me on my forum whether there was any chance that I would go back to Marvel,” Byrne recalled, “and I got to thinking about it. ‘Can I go back to Marvel? Can I even still do that? Can I pencil for someone else to ink?’ I thought. ‘Let’s pretend it would be a kind of Elseworld where Phoenix didn’t die.”RELATED: Jim Cheung Assembles Marvel Mutants for Uncanny X-Men # 1 Variant
Byrne posted the pages on his website as he produced them, which caught the eye of Cebulski, leading to discussions about his possible return. Byrne last left Marvel in 2000 following a dispute over the cancellation of X-Men: The Hidden Years because of a decision to limit the number of X-Men titles.
As Byrne himself stated, nothing is concrete about his possible return to Marvel, but there’s always a chance he could come back to the company. Cebulski noted earlier this month that although there have been no formal discussions, the opportunity is there.RELATED: The X-Men Welcome An All-New Omega Level Mutant to the Marvel Universe
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Steve Aoki’s ideal future for humanity involves the onset of cybernetics to an astonishing degree. The DJ made his first appearance at New York Comic Con in 2018 to promote his inaugural comic book Neon Future.
Grown out of the broader concept that served as a basis for two of his previous albums — with Neon Future 3 dropping in November 2018 — the comic introduces a more distinct narrative to further promote the tech-positive ideology of Aoki.RELATED: Steve Aoki’s Neon Future Trailer
Created in collaboration with Eisner award winner Jim Krueger, Tom Bilyeu and artists Jheremy Raapack and Neil Edwards, Neon Future explores a dystopian world in which humans have outlawed all advanced technology in an effort to reclaim jobs eliminated by automation. The result is a future in which economic class divides have gotten even worse and humans implanted with technology (Augments) are persecuted by those who aren’t (Authentics).Neon Future’s protagonist is an Augment named Kita Sovee, who makes it his mission to end the persecution that’s victimized him and help others who find themselves in government crosshairs.
It’s an interesting twist on the kind of future so many science fiction stories create; instead of making technology the root cause of whatever dystopia is at work, it’s the human application of and attitude toward tech that threatens the world.
Listening to Steve Aoki’s personal philosophy regarding the application of AI, it’s easy to see the roots of the ethos behind Neon Future. Not only does Aoki reject the idea that technology is dangerous in and of itself, he fully embraces the idea of humanity merging with tech as our next stage of evolution.
But just how far does it go?
“I’m definitely far-leaning past Mark Zuckerberg,” says Aoki. “I want to embrace AI to its fullest potential, and feel like we could use it to eventually become cyborgs. That’s how we will eventually become part of the cloud.
“I’ve been obsessed with the convergence of technology and our humanity in a way where it’s positive, where we live in this utopian future. I agree with Ray Kurzweil in that that every technological development and every moment it happens… we find our own safeguards. I don’t think we’ll allow ourselves to be taken over by AI.”
When asked whether such a notion concerns him, Aoki is quick to point that it doesn’t. On the contrary, he says, “it’s just a part of our evolutionary process.”
“It’s part of where we’re meant to be,” he continues, “and I don’t really see it as a negative, or as a downfall. In most sci-fi comic book stories, technology is the problem. It is taken away or it’s the evil machine. This story we tell [in Neon Future] is something different.”
It’s certainly a more optimistic and refreshing future than The Terminator‘s Skynet, so here’s hoping Neon Future inspires the kind of positivity and stewardship that could actually result in responsible innovation, rather than the kind that results in more… unpredictable outcomes.
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The solicitation text for Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider #4, which is slated to hit comic shops in January, reveals Gwen Stacy will get a brand-new power over the course of the ongoing Spider-Geddon event. However, this new ability will come with a heavy cost.
“In the aftermath of Spider-Geddon, Gwen Stacy has a unique ability all her own — one that will set her apart from other Spiders for years to come,” the solicitation reads. “But with that unique power, there will also come a unique — and grave — responsibility. One that Gwen will have no choice but to bear alone.”RELATED: McGuire Ushers in Spider-Gwen’s New Era – and Identity – as Ghost-Spider
Marvel’s Spider-People are certainly no strangers to the relationship between power and responsibility. However, it seems the burden that this mysterious new ability will put on Spider-Gwen has the potential to be a massive game-changer going forward.
Moreover, artist Bengal’s cover for Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #4 paints a rather somber picture indeed, begging the question of just how many of Gwen’s allies will fall by the time Spider-Geddon wraps up in December.RELATED: Spider-Geddon: Every Spider-Man & Woman That Dies in the First Battle
The full solicitation text for Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider #4 and Bengal’s cover can be found below.
SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER #4
SEANAN MCGUIRE (W) • ROSI KäMPE (A)
Cover by BENGAL
CONAN VERSUS MARVEL VILLAINS VARIANT COVER BY TBA
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VARIANT COVER BY BOBBY RUBIO
In the aftermath of SPIDER-GEDDON, Gwen Stacy has a unique ability all her own — one that will set her apart from other Spiders for years to come. But with that unique power, there will also come a unique — and grave — responsibility. One that Gwen will have no choice but to bear alone…
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
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