Whoa… outside of Future State books, there are NO new #1’s this week—must be January! But there are 4 X-Books to pick up the slack!
--DON’T OVERLOOK-- X-MEN #17 When the Shi'ar Empire asks the X-Men for help, Cyclops, Storm and Marvel Girl answer the call. DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #5 WHAT is Black Hat? WHO is the mysterious man pulling its strings? WHY is he in Cole Turner's apartment? The first arc of the smash-hit new series from JAMES TYNION IV (Batman) & MARTIN SIMMONDS (Dying is Easy) comes to a dramatic conclusion, as Cole questions whether or not he's on the right side of the War for the Truth! SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN #14 To save the town, Erica must take on the brood of monsters on her own. And Tommy is faced with a decision that means life or death. STRANGE ADVENTURES #8 The battle against the Pykkts continues! The Justice League has scattered across the Earth, pushing back the marauders wherever they appear. Even Mr. Terrific takes a break from investigating Adam Strange’s alleged war crimes to land a punch or two in their stupid alien faces. But Adam Strange has made his decision: to save Rann at any price—even if that price is the Earth itself! AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #58 One era of Nick Spencer's run comes to a shocking end this issue... But the seeds that he's planted along the way for the next start to bloom. Don't miss this pivotal issue! DAREDEVIL #26 Matt faces a darkness unlike any before. Meanwhile, ELEKTRA may be in over her head for the first time in her life. DAREDEVIL must find the strength to continue the fight as all hell breaks loose. A King in Black tie-in.
Now that we can all breathe a little easier, we can use this calm to read more comics!
Look! New Comics and Graphic novels! The perfect distraction!
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- ABBOTT 1973 #1 Detroit is days away from the historic election of a Black candidate as their new Mayor, but a vicious new group has emerged to destroy him. That means hard hitting journalist Elena Abbott, who discovers the group's connection to a dangerous dark magic, has been targeted for certain death - unless she embraces her true power as the Lightbringer to save her city. CRIMSON FLOWER #1 From Matt Kindt and Matt Lesniewski comes a brand-new, mind-altering journey through Russian folk tales, trained assassins, and government conspiracies. After losing her family in a violent home invasion, a woman uses folk tales to cope. In a blood-soaked journey toward revenge, she tracks down the man responsible for her family's deaths, only to discover a startling government plot-to weaponize folk tales and use them to raise children into super assassins. FUTURE STATE IMMORTAL WONDER WOMAN #1 The Undoing are coming. Long past the Age of Heroes, few of Diana Prince’s friends survive, and most of her sisters have passed as well. As an immortal goddess, this is her lot. But then, a threat appears that even the mighty Darkseid can’t handle—and it’s up to Wonder Woman to take on the battle! FUTURE STATE NIGHTWING #1 Batman is gone! Now, Nightwing has taken on the mission of keeping the citizens of Gotham City safe from the Magistrate. But to do that, he’ll have stay one step ahead of the Magistrate! And you know things have gotten bad in Gotham when the safest place for Dick to hide out is the abandoned Arkham Asylum! I BREATHED A BODY #1 It's The Social Network meets Hellraiser. When the world's biggest influencer posts something irredeemably horrific online, the world changes in an instant. Now it's up to his social media manager, Anne Stewart, to fan the flames of outrage and create a sensationalist campaign that rewrites the rules of "banned content." Thus begins a carnival of lust, revulsion, desire, and disgust - all for viral videos. IRON FIST HEART OF DRAGON #1 Someone is killing the ancient dragons that power the HEAVENLY CITIES, and only IRON FIST and the DEADLY WEAPONS can stop them...if they can discover who they are in time! Zombie armies, mystical portals, dragon hearts, some of the Marvel Universe's deadliest fighters all converge in one action-packed extravaganza. Written by Larry Hama with, hopefully, passable art. MAESTRO WAR AND PAX #1 The man once known as the Hulk is now neither man, nor Hulk - call him only THE MAESTRO! After deposing Dystopia's ancient ruler, the Maestro sets his sights even bigger. It's time the entire planet Earth recognized their one true god! But the Maestro isn't the only immortal left...and if he wants to truly dominate the planet, he'll have to face the most powerful beings in creation! RAIN LIKE HAMMERS #1 From Brandan Graham! Eugene is a new inhabitant of Elephant, a walking city on the desert world of Crown Majesty. Far from friends and family, he spends most of his time navigating melancholy daydreams, toying with alien technology, and researching the best places to find high-quality fast food. At best, his life is lonely and monotonous-but all of that changes when a mysterious force begins destroying Crown Majesty's walking cities!
--DON’T OVERLOOK-- STILLWATER #5, BATMAN CATWOMAN #2, KING IN BLACK #3, DCEASED DEAD PLANET #7, AMERICAN RONIN #4, AVENGERS #41 and BARBALIEN RED PLANET #3.
A potentially disturbing anthology about clowns. A 10 year-old former demon hunting a serial killer. The Intergalactic Postal Service. The vengeful locals of a strange planet. All of these things are offered this week and all of them less frightening than the real world.
--NEW BOOKS OF NOTE-- HAHA #1 "Ice Cream Man" writer W. Maxwell Prince brings his signature style of one-shot storytelling to the world of clowns-and he's invited some of the comics industry's best artists to join him for the ride. HAHA is a genre-jumping, throat-lumping look at the sad, scary, hilarious life of those who get paid to play the fool-but these ain't your typical jokers. LEAGUE OF SUPER FEMINISTS HC An energetic, fierce, and disruptive comic wherein cartoonist Mirion Malle guides young readers through some of the central tenets of feminism. Issues of consent, intersectionality, privilege, inclusivity, body image, and gender identity are demystified in the form of a witty, down-to-earth dialogue. Malle's insightful and humorous comics effectively transport lofty concepts from the ivory tower to the eternally safer space of open discussion. FUTURE STATE DARK DETECTIVE #1 When the sinister para-military organization known as the Magistrate seizes control of Gotham City, the original Batman went big to put them down...but even the Dark Knight couldn’t predict how far this evil force would go to stop him. Now, Bruce Wayne is on the run! SPACE BASTARDS #1 Poor David S. Proton. A meek, unemployed accountant desperate for money, he joins the Intergalactic Postal Service, paired with Manny Corns, a.k.a. "The Manicorn," a sardonic brute who thrives on the competition provided by the IPS. But delivery is mercenary for these intergalactic dispatchers-payment goes solely to whoever fulfills the delivery, making every run a comically violent free-for-all between the most ruthless degenerates in the cosmos. SERIAL #1 Zoe has been 10 years old for 50 years. Most of her life has been spent on the run fighting the demon that lived within her, kept her young and turned her into a serial killer. Now free of the demon, Zoe discovers her childhood friend is the latest victim in a string of murders. Determined to put an end to the reign of terror, Zoe uses her own deadly skills to stalk the predator and avenge her fallen friend. By Terry Moore. CHRIS CLAREMONT ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 Celebrate Chris Claremont's enormous impact on your favorite Marvel comics of the past five decades with an all-new story! Dani Moonstar is drafted for a mission across time and space for an incredible psychic showdown against the Shadow King-joining forces with characters created and defined by the pen of Chris Claremont! MANN'S WORLD #1 A weekend getaway on a resort planet goes south when four friends run afoul of the planet's working class. Stranded in the wilderness of a strange planet, surrounded by danger on all sides and relentlessly pursued by vengeful locals, they must test their bonds of friendship in order to survive. RED SONJA THE SUPERPOWERS #1 The She-Devil With A Sword has battled barbarians, scuffled with sorcerers, and mananged magical creatures of all sizes. But when a collective of superheroes from THE PROJECT enter her world, will Sonja know how to adjust to their foreign ways, before they all kill each other? SOULSTREAM #1 From 16 year-old comic creator Saida Woolf comes Soulstream! Marie and Markus discover an alternate dimension known as the Mirror World where their entire city has been destroyed and replaced by a volcanic wasteland. Marie is contacted by the Mage Goddess, who gives her a magical Ocean Bracelet that transforms Marie, allowing her to control water as the superhero Soulstream.
--DON’T OVERLOOK-- HOME SICK PILOTS #2, SWORD #2, SEVEN SECRETS #6, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #57, and IMMORTAL HULK #42.
Oh comics, thank you for being a breath of sanity and escape in these ridiculous times.