We’re still in “I Love You But I’ve Chosen Comics” Sale mode over here at Challengers Central (Did we mention there’s a 25% OFF Sale thru Tuesday, Feb 13th? We Did? Okay, good.), but if you’re so inclined to look ahead to Next Week’s post-sale New Comics, here’s a few highlights: DARK KNIGHTS RISING THE WILD HUNT #1 A DARK NIGHTS METAL tie-in by Grant Morrison and Scott Snyder!! SIDEWAYS #1 During the events of DARK NIGHTS METAL, high school junior Derek James accidentally fell through a rift into the dark matter dimension! Now, as Sideways, he can create rifts in midair to leap through dimensions at will! But with that much power comes great liability-and cracks are starting to form in the fabric of the space-time continuum... KIM REAPER VOL 01 Like most university students, Kim works a part-time job to make ends meet. Unlike most university students, Kim's job is pretty cool: she's a grim reaper, tasked with guiding souls into the afterlife. Like most university students, Becka has a super intense crush. Unlike most university students, Becka's crush is on a beautiful gothic angel that frequents the underworld. Of course, she doesn't know that. KICK ASS #1 KICK-ASS IS BACK-ready to wipe out the city's criminal lowlives, destroy its gangs, and save its communities from decay. But there's a new face beneath the old mask, a new figure wearing that famous green and yellow spandex. Who is this new KICK-ASS? DEATH OF LOVE #1 Love sucks. Philo Harris is going to do something about it. After gaining the ability to see the Cupidae that make love work-after a particularly bad drunken decision-Philo ends up going to war with love itself. With a chainsaw. STAR WARS THRAWN #1 One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Star Wars Universe, Grand Admiral Thrawn is back with a six-issue miniseries about how he became one of the most feared military tacticians in a galaxy far, far away. CUCUMBER QUEST VOL 02 SC & HC The journey to retrieve the Dream Sword and save the world from destruction continues! After the attack from Splashmaster, Cucumber wakes up in the Ripple Kingdom without any knowledge of where Almond and Sir Carrot could be. He meets the kingdom's Princess Nautilus and, with her guidance, they go in search of them.
And suddenly—February!! BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #5! WALKING DEAD #176! THE DAMNED #8! AVENGERS #679! MECH CADET YU #6! RISE OF BLACK PANTHER #2! BATMAN #40! And these all new beauties, too: ARMSTRONG & THE VAULT OF SPIRITS #1 Deep beneath New York City's seediest dive bar, Armstrong - the hard-hitting, harder-partying immortal veteran of history's greatest escapades - is hosting an invitation-only affair for his most beloved friends and allies! Archer... Ivar, Timewalker... Faith... Quantum and Woody... All have been offered a seat at the table for a personally guided tour of Armstrong's most valuable and tightly guarded treasure. INCOGNEGRO RENAISSANCE #1 After a black writer is found dead at a scandalous interracial party in 1920s New York, Harlem's cub reporter Zane Pinchback is the only one determined to solve the murder. Zane must go "incognegro" for the first time-using his light appearance to pass as a white man-to find the true killer. INFINITY COUNTDOWN ADAM WARLOCK #1 ADAM WARLOCK IS BACK! Reborn from the realm of the dead, Adam has come seeking the Soul Stone...and the truth about what it did to Him! His guide through this Infinity Quest is none other than...Kang the Conqueror?!? MOTHER PANIC BATMAN SPECIAL #1 Mother Panic has discovered a Gotham City transformed. What happened to her family and friends? And who moved into Gather House, the religious school that scarred Mother Panic as a young girl? It's Father Bruce, the orphan millionaire who decided to give back to society by filling the deep demand for sidekicks. So many Robins in need of a nest! SWAMP THING WINTER SPECIAL #1 By Tom King. Need we say more? VS #1 War has become a spectator sport. Privately funded armies of superstar soldiers march into battle for fame, profit, and the glory of their sponsor nations. When a new generation of soldiers arrive, top gladiator Satta Flynn is about to discover how fleeting the limelight can be. X-MEN RED #1 JEAN GREY is back! Returned to a world she doesn't recognize, the First Lady of the X-MEN gathers an unlikely team - NIGHTCRAWLER, NAMOR and LAURA KINNEY (A.K.A. ALL-NEW WOLVERINE) - to face an evil that threatens to tear down XAVIER's dream by any means necessary! THE PRINCE & THE DRESSMAKER Paris, at the dawn of the modern age. Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride - or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia, the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion! Sebastian's secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances, one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone's secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend? ---------- GRAPHIC NOVELS ---------- ACTION PRESIDENTS HC GEORGE WASHINGTON HC ACTION PRESIDENTS HC ABRAHAM LINCOLN HC AVENGERS & CHAMPIONS WORLDS COLLIDE BLACK COMIX RETURNS HC BTVS SEASON 11 VOL 02 CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN LOEB & SALE CLUE DOCTOR WHO COMP HIST HC VOL 61 DR FIFTH DR SIXTH DR TENTH DR THIRD ELSEWORLDS SUPERMAN VOL 01 GET NAKED GROO PLAY OF THE GODS IN REAL LIFE INCOGNEGRO A GRAPHIC MYSTERY HC IT DONT COME EASY JUSTICE LEAGUE YR BLACK ADAM & ETERNITY WAR KILLING & DYING TOMINE MOEBIUS LIBRARY INSIDE MOEBIUS HC VOL 01 PLEASE DESTROY THE INTERNET PRINCE & DRESSMAKER ROBOTECH VOL 01 SCALES & SCOUNDRELS VOL 01 SCOOBY APOCALYPSE VOL 03 STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA VOL 02 STAR WARS LAST JEDI CHEWIE AND THE PORGS HC TEEN TITANS BY JOHNS BOOK 02 ---------- MARVEL ---------- AVENGERS #679 BLACK BOLT #10 RISE OF BLACK PANTHER #2 DAREDEVIL #598 HAWKEYE #15 ICEMAN #10 INFINITY COUNTDOWN ADAM WARLOCK #1 INFINITY COUNTDOWN ADAM WARLOCK #1 ALLRED IRON FIST #77 ROGUE & GAMBIT #2 RUNAWAYS #6 SHE-HULK #162 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #793 (2ND PRINT) AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #795 SPIDER-MAN #237 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #27 SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #5 STAR WARS #43 VENOM #159 (2ND PRINT) VENOM #161 X-MEN RED #1 X-MEN GOLD #21 ---------- DC ---------- BANE CONQUEST #9 BATMAN #40 BATMAN #40 VARIANT BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #5 BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #5 VARIANT BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1 (3RD PRINT) BLACK LIGHTNING COLD DEAD HANDS #4 BOMBSHELLS UNITED #11 DARK NIGHTS METAL #5 LEE VARIANT DASTARDLY AND MUTTLEY #6 DEATHSTROKE #28 GREEN ARROW #37 GREEN LANTERNS #40 HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA #5 HARLEY QUINN #37 INJUSTICE 2 #19 JETSONS #4 JUSTICE LEAGUE #38 JUSTICE LEAGUE #38 VARIANT MISTER MIRACLE #1 (4TH PRINT) MISTER MIRACLE #2 (3RD PRINT) MISTER MIRACLE #3 (2ND PRINT) MISTER MIRACLE #4 (2ND PRINT) MOTHER PANIC BATMAN SPECIAL #1 NIGHTWING #38 SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES #2 SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES #2 VARIANT SUPERMAN #40 SWAMP THING WINTER SPECIAL #1 YOUNG MONSTERS IN LOVE #1 ---------- IMAGE ---------- COYOTES #4 EXTREMITY #11 GRAVEDIGGERS UNION #4 I HATE FAIRYLAND #16 I HATE FAIRYLAND #16 UNCENSORED KINGSMAN RED DIAMOND #6 NO 1 WITH A BULLET #4 PAPER GIRLS #20 ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN #8 ROSE #8 SAVAGE DRAGON #231 SCALES & SCOUNDRELS #6 SNOTGIRL #9 TWISTED ROMANCE #1 VS #1 WALKING DEAD #176 WICKED & DIVINE 1923 WITCHBLADE #3 ---------- OTHER PUBLISHERS ---------- 30 DAYS OF NIGHT #3 ARMSTRONG & THE VAULT OF SPIRITS #1 ARYA #3 BACK TO THE FUTURE TIME TRAIN #2 BACKSTAGERS 2018 VALENTINES INTERMISSION #1 DAMNED #8 GHOSTBUSTERS ANSWER THE CALL #3 GIANT DAYS #35 GREATEST ADVENTURE #9 HALF PAST DANGER II #5 HARCOURT LEGACY #3 HAUNTED HORROR #32 HEAVENLY BLUES #5 INCOGNEGRO RENAISSANCE #1 KOSHCHEI THE DEATHLESS #2 MECH CADET YU #6 RASPUTIN VOICE OF DRAGON #4 SHADOW BATMAN #5 SONGS FOR THE DEAD #1 TMNT UNIVERSE #19 TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #14 TRANSFORMERS VS VISIONARIES #2 WONDERFUL WORLD OF TANK GIRL #3 ZODIAC STARFORCE CRIES OF FIRE PRINCE #3 ZOJAQAN #3 ZOMBIE TRAMP #43 ---------- #1’s ---------- ARMSTRONG & THE VAULT OF SPIRITS #1 BACKSTAGERS 2018 VALENTINES INTERMISSION #1 INCOGNEGRO RENAISSANCE #1 INFINITY COUNTDOWN ADAM WARLOCK #1 MOTHER PANIC BATMAN SPECIAL #1 SONGS FOR THE DEAD #1 SWAMP THING WINTER SPECIAL #1 TWISTED ROMANCE #1 VS #1 X-MEN RED #1 YOUNG MONSTERS IN LOVE #1 ---------- SIDEKICKS ---------- ADVENTURE TIME #73 COSMO #2 --------- OTHER STUFF ---------- SUPERMAN FLYING SHORT COMIC BOXES CAPTAIN AMERICA STARS SHORT COMIC BOXES REVERSE FLASH ARTFX+ STATUE WWE ROCK OLD SCHOOL POP VINYL TMNT MUTAGEN CANISTER PROP REPLICA INVADER ZIM HAPPY GIR LAPEL PIN RICK AND MORTY GET SCHWIFTY LAPEL PIN RICK AND MORTY NOOB NOOB LAPEL PIN
It’s week 5 of a 5 Wednesday month and there’s plenty of fun new books out this week! JLA DOOM PATROL SPECIAL #1 The Doom Patrol has discovered that an interdimensional corporation called RetCo has been stealing stories, reconfiguring them and repackaging them for new markets. Our gang of misfit heroes have felt the touch of this nefarious company, and it has already started to change them. Even scarier, though, is how deeply RetCo has embedded itself into current continuity, using the radioactive milk of psychic cows to quell the more dangerous impulses of the Justice League and turn them into heroes safe for the masses! BLACK AF AMERICAS SWEETHEART Eli Franklin is a 15-year-old girl living in rural Montana-and she just happens to be the most powerful person on the planet. In the aftermath of the world learning that only black people have superpowers, Eli makes her debut as the superhero Good Girl, on a mission to help people and quell the fear of empowered blacks. Will donning a patriotic costume be enough for her to find acceptance? MOTHERLANDS #1 In a crazed future where unhinged technologies and interconnected parallel Earths have given rise to a spectacular class of super-criminal, the most beloved celebrities aren't actors or rock stars, but the bounty hunters who traverse an exotic multiverse in search of impossible prey! HUNGRY GHOSTS #1 On a dark, haunted night, a Russian oligarch dares a circle of international chefs to play the samurai game of 100 Candles-where each storyteller spins a terrifying tale of ghosts, demons and unspeakable beings-and prays to survive the challenge. SILENCER #1 She's one of the DC Universe's deadliest assassins...and you've never heard of her. Super-strong, highly trained, armed with devastating and stealthy meta-human abilities, the Silencer is virtually invincible. Or at least she was. STAR WARS LAST JEDI DJ Who is this mystery man, and what put him in the path of our Resistance heroes? And let’s not forget DARK NIGHTS METAL #5, KAIJUMAX SEASON 3 #6, AVENGERS #678, MYSTIK U #2, FLASH ANNUAL #1, QUANTUM & WOODY #2 and so much more. Can you believe we’re already done with January? New Comics never stop!!
Welcome to Image Black week! What does that mean? BLACK CLOUD #7, BLACK MAGICK #10 and BLACK SCIENCE #34 are all out this week, as is BLACK PANTHER #169, for good measure. But black isn’t the only color represented this week! There’s also BLUE BEETLE #17, X-MEN BLUE #20 and X-MEN BLUE ANNUAL #1. And also X-MEN GOLD VOL 03 collection. And while we’re at it, there’s the 4th print of BATMAN RED DEATH #1. Comics without colors in their titles include DOOMSDAY CLOCK #3, MONSTRESS #13, DEPT H #22, MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #2, SOUTHERN BASTARDS #19, FLASH #39 and SEX CRIMINALS #21. And as for brand new titles… ABBOTT #1 One woman's search for the truth that destroyed her family. Hard-nosed, chain-smoking tabloid reporter Elena Abbott investigates a series of grisly crimes that the police have ignored. Crimes she knows to be the work of dark occult forces. Forces that took her husband from her. Forces she has sworn to destroy. DISSONANCE #1 In an alternate world where Earth is populated with powerful human-spirit hybrids called Fantasmen, Folke and Roisia Herviett, two siblings with opposing worldviews, are challenged to prove their worth and take up their parents' positions in a devious group who secretly run the world. LEGION #1 David Haller, the son of Professor Charles Xavier, has always had trouble containing the multiple personalities in his mind. And with each personality, comes a wild and dangerous mutant power. But now, a terrifying new personality is threatening to absorb these powers and take over David's mind and body. MEGA MAN MASTERMIX #1 In a world where humans and robots live and work together, six powerful robots have suddenly turned against their programming and set their sights on causing chaos and destruction! Only one heroic robot stands in their path - Mega Man, the greatest creation of Dr. Light! RAVEN DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS #1 Raven faces a new, otherworldly menace that is all too grounded in reality. Plus, Raven's personal life is in an uproar as her mother and aunt struggle for the soul of a Titan! It's up to Baron Winters of the Night Force to intercede on her behalf. VINEGAR TEETH #1 As a human being, Artie Buckle is a grade-A schmuck. But he's a pretty damn fine cop. Good thing, because Brick City is under siege from its citizenry and only an unlikely partnership with a mysterious, tentacled, extra-dimensional being can put an end to the escalating crime problem. See you soon!