BOOM! STUDIOS

DUNE: WATERS OF KANLY HC

KNOW YOUR STATION #3

 

DARK HORSE COMICS

AIR VOL 2 TP

ASSASSINS APPRENTICE I #3

BLADE OF IMMORTAL VOL 8 DELUXE HC 

BRITISH PARANORMAL SOCIETY: TIME OUT OF MIND HC

DEAD MALL #3

DELVER BOOK 2 TP

144 pages | color |  $19.99 TPB | $25.99 HC

Delver Season 2 is the sequel to the fantasy adventure series that examines modern social issues through the eyes and actions of a young and tenacious teen from a small village who must navigate the uncertain world.

In the follow up to Delver, the comic book series created by Iron Circus Comics founder C. Spike Trotman and YA author MK Reed, Trotman picks up with Temerity’s next big choice: to accept change or fight against what destroyed her home. Delver Season 2 features art by Clive Hawken, colors by Maarta Laiho, letters by Ed Dukeshire and edits by Kel McDonald.

  • Temerity has returned home from Dungeon. But Oddgoat has grown to Newdoorbie. But the name isn’t the only thing that’s changed. She once had to decide between the familiar or the exciting but dangerous. Now the familiar is gone. Her new choice is to accept change or fight against what destroyed her home.
  • Collects issues #1-5 of the digital Comixology Originals series
  • When the door to a dungeon surfaces in the tiny village of Oddgoat and droves of newcomers arrive, the influx threatens the livelihoods of longtime residents — including teen Temerity Aster and her family. As wild magic and gentrification increase, Temerity is forced to make a choice: abandon the only home she's ever known to carpet baggers and sellswords, or delve into the new and dangerous dungeon below in the hopes of finding unclaimed gold and treasure to support her family.
  • Spike Trotman is a cartoonist and publisher who was born in DC, raised in MD, and currently resides in Chicago, IL. She likes anchovies, roughhousin’ dogs, and god games. She cohosts the podcast “Dirty Old Ladies.” Iron Circus Comics belongs to her, but she’ll let you hold it if you ask nicely. More: ironcircus.com
  • Clive Hawken is a comic artist and illustrator, born and bred in the Pacific Northwest. With energetic mark-making and a distinct figurative style, he draws from his complicated personal narrative as a young, transgender man to create empathetic stories and images. Inspired by all things kitsch and camp, he looks to reinvigorate the aesthetics and ideas of pulp and genre fiction in his work. Clive graduated from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon in 2017. If he’s not drawing a huge, buff dude right now, he probably will be soon.
  • Here's a preview.

 IT'S ONLY TEENAGE WASTELAND #3

KOSCHEI IN HELL #2 (OF 4)

MOB PSYCHO 100 VOL 10 TP

SPACE JOB #1 (OF 4)

Dark Horse Comics is proud to present Space Job, an all-new series by writer David A. Goodman. The crew of the SS George H.W. Bush may not be the best in the galaxy, but they're, well… a crew. Space Job features art by Álvaro Sarraseca and colors by Jordi Escuin Llorach.  

It’s the future, and serving aboard the S.S. Bush is the worst job in the fleet. The Captain is every terrible, self-centered boss you’ve ever had, more concerned with what he bought on Space eBay than he is in getting the work done; the Communications Officer always seems to be on a personal call, and nothing gets fixed because the Chief Engineer really is only interested in hitting on his coworkers.   They’re on a simple cargo run, and the biggest threat to the ship is the fact that the Operations Officer, the one guy holding it all together, is updating his resume. What could go wrong?

“Most of the people in the world work in jobs they hate, and I don’t think that will be any different in the future,” says writer David A. Goodman, “the human adventure is figuring out how you’re going to get through the day without getting fired. I think we will relate to the crew of this ship, and enjoy their travels because it’s not happening to us."

Space Job #1 (of 4) will be available in comic shops February 8, 2023. It is available for pre-order now at your local comic shop and will retail for $3.99.

Praise for The Orville comics: 

“A solid start to one of the year's most promising new books!” — Infinite Earths

“I thoroughly enjoyed The Orville: Launch Day #1. It provides a fun and interesting story that leaves enough questions unanswered that I definitely want to catch the finale to see how it all turns out.” —But Why Tho?

“The Orville: Artifacts #1 continues to expand the world ofThe Orville, featuring the same balance of science-fiction and comedy that made the show a great watch.” — But Why Tho?

SPY SUPERB #2

STRANGER THINGS: TALES FROM HAWKINS #1

Award-winning writer Jody Houser (Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins, Star Wars: Thrawn) returns to pen an anthology of vibrant new stories woven into the larger tapestry of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things in Stranger Things: Tales From Hawkins! Joining Houser on her trip through Hawkins are artist Caio Filipe (Stranger Things: Summer Special, Nightwing), Sunando C (End After End), Giorgia Gio Esposito (Lunar Room, Dr. Who) colorist Dan Jackson (The Strain, Hellboy: Weird Tales), and letterer Nate Piekos (The Umbrella Academy, Black Hammer).     

On the surface, Hawkins, Indiana seems like the kind of town where nothing too out of the ordinary ever happens, but in the fall of ’83 it is anything but safe. In Issue #1 of Tales from Hawkins, two friends head out into the woods with their rifles and a six-pack. These would-be hunters find themselves the prey of a nightmarish beast who has claimed the wilderness around town and everything inside it, including them.

Stranger Things: Tales From Hawkins #1 (of four) will be in comic shops February 8, 2023. Artists Kyle Lambert, Diego Galindo, and Danny Luckert each contributed a variant cover for issue #1. All four variants are available for pre-order at your local comic shop.

Be sure to follow Dark Horse Comics on social media for more news, announcements, and updates.

Praise for Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons:

“Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons […] is a perfect amalgamation of growing up, friendship, and a passion for geek culture.” — But Why Tho?

“A great comic, one that syncs up perfectly with both Stranger Things and the D&D experience.” —Comicbook.com

“It's endearing and brightly illustrated, full of the hope and imagination that they all felt.” — Monkeys Fighting Robots

WINDMAKER VOL 2 TP

 

DC COMICS

BATMAN #132

BATMAN AND THE JOKER: DEADLY DUO #4 (OF 7)

DC UNIVERSE BY DWAYNE MCDUFFY HC

  • Stories curated from Action Comics #847, The Demon #26-29, Impulse #60, JLA Showcase 80-Page Giant #1, Batman: Gotham Knights #27, Sins of Youth: Kid Flash/Impulse #1 and Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #33-35, plus a tribute from Static Shock Special #1.

FLASH #792

GOTHAM CITY: YEAR ONE #5 (OF 6)

HOUSE OF EL BOOK THREE: TREACHEROUS HOPE TP

THE JOKER: THE MAN WHO STOPPLED LAUGHING #5

LAZARUS PLANET: NEXT EVOLUTION #1 ONE-SHOT

Story: Ram V, Brandon T. Snider, Chuck Brown, Delilah S. Dawson | Art: Lalit Kumar, Laura Braga, Alitha Martinez & Mark Morales, Ro Stein | Cover: David Marquez, Alejandro Sanchez | $4.99

HEROES WILL BE FORGED! Good and bad, yin and yang ... all sides of humanity will be transformed by the Lazarus event ... and in the DC Universe one thing's for sure: Heroes will always rise. In this special we'll explore some of the amazing new powers gifted to the freedom fighters of the future ... and we'll see what perils these villain-vanquishing virtuosos will face. What secret does Flatline seek from the heart of Talia al Ghul's HQ? Can Red Canary bring order to an out-of-control city? What secret does the heroic Dead Eye hold that will haunt him forever? And enter into a brand-new legend with the fantastic debut of Vigil!

  • Tradewaiting.

MONKEY PRINCE #11

POISON IVY #9

SCOOBY-DOO! WHERE ARE YOU? #120

STATIC: SHADOWS OF DAKOTA #1 (OF 6)

Story: Nikolas Draper-Ivey, Vita Ayala | Art/Cover: Nikolas Draper-Ivey | $3.99

STATIC IS BACK! Though Virgil and his friends might have been able to stop the government's off-the-books prison operations in Dakota, a powerful new threat lurks in the shadows. The mysterious Ebon is cutting a bloody swath through the underworld on a single-minded quest to find his brother. Against this backdrop of exploding violence, innocent people are finding themselves in the crossfire. The breakout creative team of Nikolas Draper-Ivey and Vita Ayala have returned to make Static's life, and Dakota City, very complicated indeed — you've never felt shocks like these!

  • Static is back!
  • Nikolas Draper-Ivey reminds the world in a tweet that the character's name is "Static," not "Static Shock," which was the name of a cartoon. I can't imbed the tweet, because it's apparently gone now.

SWAMP THING (2021) VOL 3: THE PARLIAMENT OF GEARS TP

 

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

MADBALLS VS GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: SLIME AGAIN #1

SWEETIE CANDY VIGILANTE #4

UNBREAKABLE RED SONJA #3

VAMPIRELLA VS RED SONJA #4

 

IDW PUBLICATIONS

GODZILLA MONSTERS & PROTECTORS ALL HAIL THE KING #5

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #57

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG VOL 13: BATTLE FOR THE EMPIRE TP

TMNT: ARMAGEDDON GAME ALLIANCE #4

 

IMAGE COMICS

ALL AGAINST ALL #3 (OF 5)

BLOOD STAINED TEETH #9

GOSPEL #4 (OF 5)

LITTLE MONSTERS #10

LOVE EVERLASTING VOL 1 TP

Eisner Award winning writer Tom King and superstar artist Elsa Charretier’s Love Everlasting, Vol. 1 has won the hearts of fans and critics alike with a bevy of glowing reviews ahead of the book’s highly-anticipated Valentine’s Day release from Image Comics.

The debut volume has secured starred reviews from both Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, with PW likening the stylized art to that of the iconic Darwyn Cooke and LJ hailing it as an “uncommonly compelling first volume.”

Love Everlasting, Vol. 1 follows Joan Peterson, who discovers that she is trapped in an endless, terrifying cycle of “romance”—a problem to be solved, a man to marry. And every time she falls in love she’s torn from her world and thrust into another tear-soaked tale. Her bloody journey to freedom and revelation starts in this breathtaking, groundbreaking collected edition. This first volume collects the first story arc of the ongoing Love Everlasting series, issues #1-5.

Love Everlasting, Vol. 1 will be available at local comic book shops on Wednesday, February 8 and independent bookstores, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14.

Select praise for Love Everlasting:

"King (Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow) and Charretier’s (Department of Truth, Vol. 3) gripping mystery subverts the romance-comic genre but still delivers genuine romantic melodrama. An uncommonly compelling first volume." — Library Journal (starred review)

"Romance comics meet Quantum Leap in this quirky odyssey through time, space, and the heart... King energizes the familiar romance genre with twists and turns that fuse each of Joan’s trysts into an intricate puzzle... Charretier’s thick-line cartoony character design, reminiscent of Darwyn Cooke, perfectly depicts this genre crossover, and Matt Hollingsworth’s colors capture the eeriness, avoiding primary colors with suitably subdued secondary palettes for each chapter. This series launch piles on the thrills and leaves tantalizing questions open. Readers will be eager to see the next volume." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The expressive strokes of Charretier’s art here have nostalgic warmth, but they're more connected to the retro-modern cartooning of, say, Batman Adventures than actual art from any of those doe-eyed comics of yesteryear. This feels like then, but it's deeply rooted in now, which makes it the ideal aesthetic for this meta take... King’s interest, as it’s often been, is deconstruction, and the narrative necessarily takes some repetition to achieve it. However, certain chapters function as gripping romances on their own merits, even as they advance toward a conceptual, distressing, but ultimately compelling culmination." — Booklist

"While much of the story is told in a dead-on, entertaining style that pays homage to the romance comics of the 1950s, the elements of mystery and horror that emerge make the book much more than a nostalgic indulgence. The writing is clever and builds tension throughout, while the art is impeccable in its blend of colors, linework, and style, covering settings from World War I era France to the Old West in America well. Rich themes and deep questions underpin Joan’s adventures, as about the true nature of love, the need for it, and the desire for independence and self-realization...Love Everlasting Volume 1 is a fascinating romantic horror story about a woman who shifts between lives." — Foreword Reviews

“Elsa and Tom are two of the very most talented creators giving their energy to sequential art, seeing them reinvent the romance genre is bold, inspiring, and a total must read.” — Rick Remender, Deadly Class, The Scumbag

"Love Everlasting is a perfectly crafted mystery from the brilliant mind of Tom King, like an everlasting episode of The Twilight Zone where Elsa Charretier shows us all she can draw EVERYTHING and she does it with apparent ease. Just a wonderful book by two of the best creators in comics!" — Francesco Francavilla

"Love Everlasting keeps the mystery of a good romance story alive even if some characters have to die in the process. You might think you know where the story is going, but love is as unpredictable as it is everlasting." — Fábio Moon

"Strong writing, impeccable art, and a style of storytelling that is wholly original." — AIPT

"Feels like an homage and a slight twist to the romance comic genre...it all feels updated and fits modern comics." — Graphic Policy

"A smart, terrifying upending of the romance genre. It reels you into a world that feels comfortable and familiar, before pulling the rug out from under you. You don't want to miss this fantastic new series." — Monkeys Fighting Robots

“Delivers genuine romantic melodrama. An uncommonly compelling first volume."  — Library Journal (starred review)

“Piles on the thrills." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • I've wanted to read this, but if the publisher doesn't think enough of it to publish a hardback, I'm not going to get it. HC or bust!

MONARCH #1

Story: Rodney Barnes | Art: Alex Lins | Covers: Alex Lins, Jason Shawn Alexander

Today, Eisner Award nominated Killadelphia writer Rodney Barnes reveals that the next title in his comic book canon, Monarch, will be with artist Alex Lins (Immortal Hulk) and out from Image Comics in February 2023.

Barnes is the award-winning television writer/producer behind HBO's Winning Time and the upcoming Monarch will be one of multiple series set to expand his comic book portfolio through his own Zombie Love Studios.

Monarch is a new tale of terror featuring high-stakes science fiction that hits close to home. “I’ve always loved films like Attack the Block and War of the Worlds, so I decided to put them together to see what would happen. The result? Monarch,” said Barnes.

Growing up in the city of Compton is tough enough as it is … but as Travon has learned all too well, growing up as an orphan in the city of Compton with gang members hunting you down every day is even tougher. But all of that is about to change because today is the day that aliens make first contact with Earth…and it only spells doom for life as we know it!

Death, devastation, and mayhem ... Can a single teenage boy rise to the challenge to protect his surrogate family & friends…or will he die trying?

Lins added: “I picked up Killadelphia as a fan without knowing who Rodney was at the time. It was so captivating, I finished it in a single sitting and wanted more. Just like Killadelphia, Monarch has this great concept with a perfect rhythm and flow. But what really struck me is that whatever genre the book he tackles — be it horror or sci-fi — Rodney will make it all relatable, however far you fancy yourself to be from the reality of these characters at first. And this is what I look for in a comic and what I love to help bring to life — this has been my favorite part with Monarch, as I prefer to draw a story with people in it that are completely three dimensional, rather than ‘concept placeholders.’ ”

SPAWN #338

TIME BEFORE TIME #20

TWO GRAVES #4

 

MARVEL COMICS

ALIEN #6

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #19

Story: Joe Kelly | Art: Terry Dodson | Cover: John Romita Jr. | Teen | $3.99

Dark Web is over, but the effects will shake Spider-Man for a long time. To recover, Peter Parker and Felicia Hardy, aka the Black Cat, escape from the city to an exclusive spa in the Catskills! Surely, trouble won't follow our Webhead and ruin his romantic getaway? Join superstar guest creative team Joe Kelly and Terry Dodson for this special two-parter where Spidey and Black Cat take their next step and no one tries to kill them ... yet.

  • I guess this is sort of a coda to "Dark Web." Interesting that Terry Dodson is doing the art.
  • Here's a preview.

AVENGERS #8 FACSIMILE EDITION

AVENGERS BY JASON AARON VOL 11: HISTORY'S MIGHTIEST HEROES TP

AVENGERS BY JONATHAN HICKMAN OMNIBUS VOL 1 HC

AVENGERS: KREE/SKRULL WAR GALLERY EDITION HC

AVENGERS: WAR ACROSS TIME #2

BISHOP: WAR COLLEGE #1 (OF 5)

Story: J. Holtham | Sean Damien Hill | Cover: Ken Lashley | Teen+ | $4.99

THE ALL-NEW, ALL-GREAT X-MEN DEBUT!

From celebrated TV writer J. Holtham (Cloak and Dagger, Jessica Jones) and artist Sean Damien Hill comes a blockbuster brawl with the fate of all Krakoa at stake! See the X-Men like you’ve never seen them before in BISHOP: WAR COLLEGE! Krakoa is an island paradise, and it’s a vulnerable one…but not with Lucas Bishop on the case! Armor, Surge, Cam Long, Aura Charles, Amass – these are his students. Their course objective: Get strong. Defend the island. Keep Mutantkind safe. Their first lesson: HOW TO FAIL. And they’ll do it in spectacular Marvel fashion. What does any of that have to do with Bishop’s vision of the X-Men — and this new X-Men team? Guess you’ll have to read it, True Believer.

  • Ughhh. They've screwed Bishop up so badly that they need to just kill him off. Oh, sorry, can't do that. Well, send him off into the timestream with a mission that will keep him away from the 21st century until all readers forget him.
  • What is he? A traitor from the future? A cop in M-Town? An X-cop from the future? A genial presence or Cable's worst enemy? He's Marvel's Hawkman at this point.
  • As to his team, I'm guessing Wolverine will be on it. Call it a hunch.
  • Here's a preview.

BLACK PANTHER #14

CAPTAIN AMERICA: SYMBOL OF TRUTH #10

DAREDEVIL #8

GHOST RIDER #11

Story: Ben Percy | Art: Dave Wachter | Covers: Bjorn Barends, J. Scott Campbell | Teen+ | $3.99

This last year marked the 50th anniversary of the iconic horror hero Ghost Rider! The character’s milestone year saw the launch of a brand-new ongoing series by writer Benjamin Percy and artist Cory Smith. This hit run has brought Ghost Rider back to his flaming-skulled basics with the return of original Ghost Rider Johnny Blaze as he journeys across the dark roads of the Marvel Universe to confront its monsters and his own demons. Having already crossed paths with Blackheart, Talia Warroad, and new villain Exhaust, the title will continue to highlight the character’s legacy and blaze a bold new future with the return of Danny Ketch!

To celebrate this highway-melting new era and Ghost Rider’s anniversary, J. Scott Campbell has turned out his newest anniversary variant cover! The latest in the best-selling artist’s line of variant covers celebrating the anniversaries of Marvel’s greatest heroes, this GHOST RIDER #11 cover depicts Ghost Rider in all his hellish fury as he revs up his engine to unleash his one-of-a-kind brand of vengeance on the Marvel Universe!

Like Campbell’s previous anniversary covers, fans can also pick up the GHOST RIDER #11 ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVER in retro and virgin editions! Check it out now and stay tuned for more of J. Scott Campbell’s anniversary covers to be revealed in the months ahead! For more information, visit Marvel.com.

GOLD GOBLIN #4 (OF 5)

JOE FIXIT #2 (OF 5)

MIGHTY MMW CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL 1: THE COMING OF CAPTAIN MARVEL TP

MIRACLEMAN SILVER AGE #4

MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #3 (OF 5)

NAMOR: CONQUERED SHORES #5 (OF 5)

RED GOBLIN #1

Story: Alex Paknadel | Art: Jan Bazaldua | Cover: Inhyuk Lee | Teen+ | $4.99

Leaping from the pages of VENOM comes a new series starring a terrifying new symbiote persona — RED GOBLIN!

Kicking off this February, RED GOBLIN will be written by critically-acclaimed writer Alex Pakandel and drawn by Marvel Stormbreaker Jan Bazaldua. The thrilling saga will see Normie Osborn receiving his own symbiote at last and following in his grandfather Norman’s footsteps by becoming the Red Goblin! But will Normie fulfill his destiny as an Osborn - or will he and his symbiote strive to make a difference for the better? Get your first look at the chaos that awaits Normie and his new friend in the all-new RED GOBLIN trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork!

FIENDS FOREVER! See Normie Osborn embrace his deadly new identity! 

SECRET INVASION #4

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #31

STAR WARS: HIDDEN EMPIRE #3 (OF 5)

STAR WARS: HIGH REPUBLIC #5

STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION VOL 3: MENACE REVEALED TP

STORM & THE BROTHERHOOD #1 (OF 3)

Storm: Al Ewing | Art: Paco Medina | Cover: Leinil Francis Yu | Teen+ | $3.99

Ten years from now, Mars has been destroyed — and now STORM wants revenge! To get it, the New Brotherhood will battle their way through Hell to seek the greatest secret of the Sinister Age... but are they fighting to save the world — or end it? And who is the man called IRONFIRE?

X-MEN ANIMATED SERIES ADAPTATIONS OMNIBUS HC

X-MEN LEGENDS #6

 

MORE COMICS

A HOME WITHOUT GN

Story/Art: Don Gaddis | Northwest Press | $24.99

Growing up in the Bible Belt of the 1980s as a creative, colorful, and sensitive young boy is hard enough, but it's especially hard for River. His hot-tempered father, Mitch Garrison, fights constantly with his wife Rosemary and resents his son's softer side. As River and his sisters come of age, they'll have no choice but to help their mother (and each other) survive a chaotic household. Searing autobiographical fiction drawn heavily from the childhood of Southern artist and writer Don Gaddis.

Here's a preview.

ALTER EGO #180

AKIM ALIU DREAMER GRAPHIC MEMOIR GN

AMERICAN WAY TRUE STORY OF NAZI ESCAPE SUPERMAN & MARILYN

ART OF WAR VERSION 2 HC

Story/Art: Joe Queenan | Fantagraphics | $25.00

For two and a half millennia, generals and CEOs alike have followed the lessons of Sun Tzu. But for the time-poor modern warlord on the go, humorist Joe Queenan has condensed these precepts into their vital essence. The sprightly illustrations of Keith Bendis help to focus the student's attention on this entirely serious, in no way sardonic, take on the 2,500-year-old text.

BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #311

BIGFOOT & NESSIE VOL 1: ART OF GETTING NOTICED GN

BLADE RUNNER 2039 #3 

BLOODBORNE: LADY OF LANTERNS #4

BONES OF THE GODS #2 (OF 6)

BUG BITES SPECIAL EDITION GN

CAPTAIN CANUCK SEASON 5 #1

Story: Ho Che Anderson | Art: Felipe Cunha | Cover: Ken Lashley | Lev Gleason-Comic House | $5.99

An all-new Captain Canuck makes his debut in Captain Canuck Season 5! Following on the heels of the epic Invasion arc that saw a world forever changed, we meet Darren Oak, the newest hero to pick up the mantle of Captain Canuck. Meanwhile, Michael Evans, brother of the first Captain Canuck, is about to unleash his newest plan to put Earth on a path to prosperity post-invasion.

  • Wow, that looks '80s.

COMIC BOOK CREATOR #29

CRASH & TROY TP

DARK GARBAGE & THE EGG GN

DARKLAND #2 (OF 4)

DESTINY NY #12

DIVIDE #2 (OF 2)

DREAM MASTER #3 (OF 5)

E RATIC RECHARGED #4 (OF 4)

EXTRAORDINARY PART BOOK 1: ORSAY'S HANDS HC

Story: Jerome Mulot, Florent Ruppert | Art:  Jerome Mulot, Florent Ruppert | Fantagraphics | $29.99

Renowned for their great conceptual and graphic originality, acclaimed French cartoonists Florent Ruppert and Jér me Mulot have masterfully contributed an instant comics classic to the annals of science fiction.

This first book in a two-volume graphic novel series is set in a near-dystopian present, where mysterious creatures called "whols" coexist with humans since their sudden appearance a few years earlier. At first, they aroused curiosity and wonder, then their seemingly harmless presence became commonplace. Nineteen-year-old Orsay leads an uneventful life in the French countryside, until the day he gains extraordinary powers in his hands after an atypically aggressive encounter with a whol. On a trip to Paris in search of a cure, he meets and falls for Basma, a passionate activist for whols' rights. But Orsay isn't convinced that whols should be granted the same status as humans. Especially once Melek, another human with similar powers, embarks on a murderous rampage to avenge those she sees as her kin.

FAMILY TIME #3

FETCH THE JOURNEY GN

FLOWERS FOR HENRY ONE-SHOT

Story: Nikolai Fomich | Art: Antonello Cosentino | Cover: J. G. Jones | CEX Publishing | $4.99

When sickly young Henry Brixton befriends a ghost named Edwin, he discovers the world his father shielded him from — Victorian London! But as their friendship grows, Henry learns that his newfound freedom comes at a price, in this gorgeous one-shot comic, featuring a stunning watercolor cover by legendary artist JG Jones!

GRIMM SPOTLIGHT INFERNO

HARROWER #1 (OF 4)

Story: Justin Jordan | Art/Cover: Brahm Revel | Boom Entertainment | Mature | $4.99

There's nothing to fear in the quaint town of Harrow, New York-except, that is, for the Harrower.

The children wish this boogeyman was just an urban legend, but this purveyor of puritanical vengeance against the unrighteous is very real, and there's no escape, because the Harrower seems unkillable, and spans generations, always returning...

What secrets will Alice Young, a teenage girl obsessed with the Harrower, uncover, and will she be able to escape the pull of her morbid fixation?

This deconstruction of the slasher genre is the fresh and terrifyingly grounded take is perfect for fans of Bone Orchard and The Closet!

HECATES WILL #4

HOLIDAY KITS COMICS READERS PACK

HOPE VOL 1 SPECIAL EDITION TP

HOW I BECAME A SHOPLIFTER #1 (OF 3) 

Story: Tom Breyfogle | Art: Daniel Hillyard, Jordi Perez, Gabriele Falzone, Jimmy Kucaj | Cover: Juan Cavia | Sumerian Comics | Mature | $3.99

Crime Through Boredom. A year by year look at the final generation of juvenile delinquents before technology took over. Watch the comical cast of characters grow up, as each chapter is set in a different year of adolescence (1996-2003). The first issue  tells nostalgic tales of toy store heists, grand theft beer runs, backstage buffoonery, counterfeit cash, and clown weed! 32 pages of art by Daniel Hillyard, Jordi Pérez, Gabriele Falzone, and more!

I AM THE LAW: HOW JUDGE DREDD PREDICTED OUR FUTURE TP

Story: Michael Molcher | Cover: Pye Parr | Rebellion / 2000 AD | Mature | $19.99

Judge, jury and executioner, Judge Dredd is the brutal comic book cop policing the chaotic future urban jungle of Mega-City One, created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra and launching in the pages of 2000 AD in 1977. But what began as a sci-fi action comic quickly evolved into a searing satire on hardline, militarized policing and "law and order" politics, its endless inventiveness and ironic humour acting as a prophetic warning about our world today-and with important lessons for our future. Blending comic book history with contemporary radical theories on policing, I Am The Law takes key Dredd stories from the last 45 years and demonstrates how they provide a unique wake up call about our gradual, and not so gradual, slide towards authoritarian policing.

  • Having just lived through the Tyre Nichols affair, I find this particularly timely.

LEGENDS OF PIERCED VEIL SCARLET BLADES HC

Story/Art: Saverio Tenuta | Humanoids | Mature | $29.99

Raido, a young amnesiac Ronin — a masterless Samurai — roams Japan in a quest for his memories. His first stop is the city that talks to the sky, the ultimate stronghold against the ice that threatens the island. There, he meets Meiki, a graceful puppeteer and storyteller with a secret history of her own. With her aid, Raido begins to piece together his lost identity.

LITTLE RED RONIN COLLECTED EDITION TP

Story: Garrett Gunn | Art/Cover: Kit Wallis | Source Point Press | $14.99

A terrible beast has haunted the citizens of Poletown for decades, though most of the town denies it. That is, except for Red and her Grandmother. Although the townsfolk believe she's crazy, disappearances and gruesome killings still plague the town with no explanation. Determined to clear her family name, Red hunts The Great Wolf in hopes of exonerating her
grandmother, who lives in exile for spreading terrifying propaganda.

MARRY ME A LITTLE GN

Story/Art: Robert Kirby | Graphic Mundi | Mature | $21.95

Marriage doesn't define a relationship. Unless you want it to. In Marry Me a Little, Rob Kirby recounts his experience of marrying his longtime partner, John, just after gay marriage was legalized in Minnesota in 2013, and two years before the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges made gay marriage the law of the land. This is a personal story-about Rob's ambivalence (if not antipathy) toward the institution of marriage, his loving relationship with John, and the life that they share together-set against the historical and political backdrop of shifting attitudes toward gay rights and the institution of marriage. With humor and candor, Rob relates how he and John navigated this changing landscape, how they planned and celebrated their wedding, and how they and others in the gay community are now facing the very real possibility of setbacks to marriage equality.

MIMI: MIMI & BOO-HOO BLAHS GN

MR EASTA #4

MY LIFE AMONG HUMANS HC

Story/Art: Jed McGowan | Oni Press | $19.99

A nameless alien data compiler comes to Earth to study humans, setting up shop on the outskirts of a small desert community in North America. Working under forced labor, it must watch humans in complete secrecy while sending regular reports to its manager back home. Using spore-like technology to read the minds of his hosts, the alien quickly takes a special interest in Will, one of his early subjects. That interest proves to be a problem when the alien is accidentally revealed to Will's family and it takes desperate measures to save its own life.

In doing so, it discovers a forbidden ability...it can control human minds. Now, the alien struggles to keep this secret from its manager, deal with a growing number of suspicious humans, and come to terms with its ethically questionable decisions. My Life Among Humans is a beautifully painted, evocative first graphic novel from illustrator and cartoonist Jed McGowan. 

MY LITTLE PONY CLASSICS REIMAGINED: LITTLE FILLIES #4

NAT ENOUGH VOL 4: NAT FOR NOTHING GN

NORTHERN BLOOD #1 (OF 4)

Story: Jason G. Michalski | Art/Cover: Antonio Rojo | Blood Moon | $3.99

Nazis have stolen an ancient Viking treasure, and the dead have risen to take it back! Norway,1942: an American G.I., Frank Robinson, gets caught up in a war between a legendary undead Viking warrior and the Nazi Captain responsible for ransacking a Viking burial tomb. The action doesn't stop in this thrilling WW2 epic when the army of the dead begins their assault on the German war machine!

  • I don't think even the Wehrmacht has a chance against undead Vikings. 

OPEN BAR TP

Story/Art: Eduardo Medeiros | Oni Press | $24.99

"Lenny and Beardo are two childhood friends with a lot of road behind them. When Beardo's deadbeat dad dies and leaves them his old bar, they make a go of it as business partners. Easy enough, right? Maybe not.

Running a business in a low-traffic area of town isn't all it's cracked up to be, but luckily for the boys, the one-two punch of viral media attention when their neighbor gets crushed by a 747 engine that falls from the sky and a sorta suspect (but very potent) beer recipe they stumble into catch the public's imagination at just the right time.

Things get even more complicated when Lenny's ex-girlfriend Amanda shows up again, pregnant. Can our two heroes weather the ravages of success any better than they dealt with being losers? Can Lenny level up and be a good dad? Can Beardo forgive his dead, absentee father? Will the general public run them out of town when they find out what was actually in that beer?

Eduardo Medeiros (Funny Creek) delivers a graphic novel for anyone who's had more than their fair share of bad days and questionable choices! With an introduction by Skottie Young."

SAGA OF A DOOMED UNIVERSE #3 (OF 3)

SCREAMING HORROR #3

SECRET HISTORY OF BLACK PUNK RECORD ZERO

Story/Art: Raeghan Buchanan | Silver Sprocket | Mature | $14.99

The Secret History of Black Punk is an illustrated roll-call for punk, post-punk, hardcore, no wave, and experimental bands from ground zero until now. A starting point for anyone curious, another reference for those who devour all genre-related things, or a cool artifact for them who already know.

This book is part of an ongoing series that covers musicians like Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Poly Styrene, Don Letts, Minority Threat, and many others. From LA to London, from the early 1900s till today, Buchanan examines and presents narratives to show how Black musicians shape (and are shaped by) the world we live in.

  • Silver Sprocket has begun sending me DRCs. Maybe now instead of just scratching my head, I can actually say what these things are about.

SHOWS END VOL 2: SECOND COMING TP

STAR RUNNER: RISING STAR TP

STICK & STONE ON THE GO GN

STRAY SHEEP #1 (OF 5)

Story: Andrew Osbourne | Art/Cover: Hernan Gonzalez | Blood Moon | $3.99

From the artist of Cover the Dead with Lime comes a tale of psychological horror. Colson has lost both the love of his life and his unborn child. With no reason to go on, he ponders if it's best to just end it all. That's when he receives a mysterious invitation to participate in a series of dangerous live-or-death underground games sponsored by the mafia. With every round he plays, the risks to Colson's life become greater, but so does his addiction to these deadly games.

  • I'm not afraid of sheep. Goats, on the other hand ...

TALES OF MR RHEE OMNIBUS TP ACT ONE

TALES OF TERROR QUARTERLY VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL

THE EXILED #1 (OF 6)

Story: Wesley Snipes, Keith Arem, Adam Lawson | Art: Eskivo | Cover: Rob Willis | Whatnot Publishing | $3.99

Rob Willis, known for his contributions to Dan Fraga's Black Flag and Rob Liefeld's New Prophet Remastered, delivers a beautifully inked main cover for this thrilling premiere.

WESLEY SNIPES (producer and star of the Blade franchise) presents his original series, THE EXILED, a genre-bending Sci-Fi Noir described as "Seven meets Blade Runner."

The Exiled follows hardboiled detective Niles "Roach" Washington as he pursues a serial killer who is using mysterious, ancient tools to rip the spines from his victims. When forces outside and within the police department attempt to discredit him for his theories, Roach's instincts keep pushing him forward. With enemies on all sides, Roach wades deeper into the conspiracy and uncovers a secret 5000 years in the making. 

TIGERS TONGUE TP

Story: Olivia Stephens | Art: Diansakhu Banton-Perry | Cover: Odera Igbokwe | $17.99

HEED THE TIGER'S TONGUE, AND YOU WILL NOT BE LED ASTRAY. Under the militant rule of The Tiger's People, empowered by their animal familiars, the Claw is on the brink of war. At the precipice of adulthood, twin princesses Kelindi and Aridani hold the future of the Claw in their hands. Kelindi would sue for peace with The River's People, those who were subjugated "to bring order," while Aridani has never aspired to rule. But an ancient prophecy is revealed that'll force fate's hand for the sisters.

TMNT BEST OF KRANG

TWELVE ONE-SHOT

Story: Amy Joscelyn | Art/Cover: Alfredo Retamar | Blood Moon | $4.99

Revolutionary psychological horror! France, 1793. The French Revolution. Mathieu Guillaume has been sentenced to die. Maybe the death of Duc Henri and his beautiful wife was a crime of passion, or maybe it was the fiery conclusion to a conspiracy undermining the revolu-tion, with the beloved duke at its center. When his wife and child go missing, Mathieu knows he will do whatever is necessary to get them back, including murder. The execution will be at noon. Let the countdown begin...

  • It's a big week for Blood Moon Comics.

UNDER THE BANNER OF KING DEATH GN

Story: Marcus Rediker | Art: David Lester | Beacon Press | $17.95

Set at the pinnacle of the "Golden Age" of Atlantic piracy, this novel follows three unlikely companions, who are sold into servitude on a merchant ship and unwittingly thrust into a voyage of rebellion. They are John Gwin, an African American fugitive from bondage in South Carolina; Ruben Dekker, a common seaman from Amsterdam; and Mark/Mary Reed, an American woman who defies stereotypes by dressing as a man. Mutiny ensues against the tyrannical Captain Skinner, who is thrown overboard to make way for democracy aboard The Night Rambler. The crew's new order provides radical social benefits, all based on real, documented practices of contemporary pirate ships: democratic decision-making, a social security net, health and disability insurance, and equal distribution of spoils taken from prize ships. Adapted from the scholarship and research of historian Marcus Rediker, Under the Banner of King Death will inspire readers with its tale of those on the bottom fighting back and achieving, against all odds, a democratic and egalitarian social order, if only for a short time.

VAN HELSING: DEADLY ALCHEMY

WAR PARTY #0 (OF 7)

WAR PARTY #2 (OF 6)

WEST MOON CHRONICLES #3

WHERE I'M COMING FROM HC

Story/Art: Barbara Brandon-Croft | Drawn & Quarterly | Mature | $29.95

From diets to day care to debt to dreaded encounters with everyday racism, no issue is off-limits. This remarkable and unapologetically funny career retrospective holds a mirror up to the ways society has changed and all the ways it hasn't. The magic in Where I'm Coming From is its ability to present an honest image of Black life without sacrificing Black joy, bolstered by unexpected one-liners eliciting much-needed laughter.

 

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KINGS BEAST VOL 9 GN

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MY HERO ACADEMIA VOL 33 GN

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ORIENT VOL 13 GN

OUTBRIDE BEAUTY & BEASTS VOL 3 GN

RAINBOW DAYS VOL 2 GN

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SHOW-HA SHOTEN VOL 1 GN

SNOW WHITE WITH RED HAIR VOL 23 GN

TOKYO REVENGERS OMNIBUS VOL 4 GN (7-8) 

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I've wanted to read this, but if the publisher doesn't think enough of it to publish a hardback, I'm not going to get it. HC or bust!

That's kind of how I feel about breweries who put their beer in cans instead of bottles.

AVENGERS: KREE/SKRULL WAR GALLERY EDITION HC

I did not preorder this, but it's complete in MMW Avengers v10, which takes the arc through to #100. the "gallery edition" comprises only #89-97, which doesn't resolve. Still tempting, though...

What is he?

I've read like, one Bishop story.

I don't think even the Wehrmacht has a chance against undead Vikings. 

Not if they're anything like these.

Or the draugr!

BLOOD STAINED TEETH #9

LITTLE MONSTERS #10 - Two good, but very different vampire books by Image

I've wanted to read this, but if the publisher doesn't think enough of it to publish a hardback, I'm not going to get it. HC or bust! - Maybe it is financially, viable for this series? I used to love when Image would price the first SC trade at $9.99. It was such a great way to try a series at a good price point.

Ughhh. They've screwed Bishop up so badly that they need to just kill him off. - The only time I recall enjoying Bishop was during the District X/Mutopia X era. I really liked those.

I'm waiting for Paisley Goblin. - Going the way of the Green Lanterns!

That's kind of how I feel about breweries who put their beer in cans instead of bottles. - I have to respectfully disagree, Jeff. I've never had skunky beer from a can of beer, but too many times with a bottle of beer, because of its exposure to light. I've really come around that cans are better.

I AM THE LAW: HOW JUDGE DREDD PREDICTED OUR FUTURE TP

The only Judge Dredd I've experienced was an original page I saw at a con. A petty thief who was a very fast runner took off. Dredd fired his weapon and intentionally took off both of his legs below the knee. I will never read his stories.

Way back in the 1980s I pulled over to a curb intending to enter a driveway. Changing my mind, I signaled to reenter the right lane. A motorcycle cop stopped me and said I had been in a "right turn only" lane and had gone through the intersection. Like he had seen me do this thing that he imagined. Even back then I knew that juries generally believe cops and I had no witnesses. He could say I did anything he wanted. I was White. He was White. He looked like a nice guy. But he was lying. I didn't challenge him and later paid the ticket for my only moving violation (to date). Even forty years ago I was afraid to challenge a cop. They are "more equal" than the rest of us.

When I was 19 in 1987 I pulled out of my mother's driveway in the "good" part of town in my uncle's Cadillac to go buy him cigarettes. (He gave me $20!)

I was pulled over instantly because, as one cop said (not to me, but to another cop), I was a long-haired kid in an expensive car. They beat me. They threw me on the ground and put a boot on my neck. They kicked me in the head. They never asked me for my license, or, in fact, talked to me at all. They just pulled me out of the car and beat me. Right in front of my Republican mother's house, where various GOP state and national elected officials had often dropped by for meetings and drinks.

And I was white. Can you imagine if I was Black? And in the "wrong" part of town? This was 35 years ago.

And I have a few more stories like that, because I'm the sort of guy who gets his back up when someone expects him to bend the knee. In college, I was attacked from left and right. But the only people who abandoned arguments and simply beat me were cops.

I'm not looking for martyrdom. Just saying.

I also hated Judge Dredd the first time I read him, Richard, because I thought it was a strip that supported the sort of fascist thing I'd already experienced. It's not admirable.

Then I realized that the Brits writing and drawing it were making fun of fascist cops. They were sticking their tongues out at the sort of cops I was familiar with, and daring them to do what they always do. I could get behind that. 

But then Dredd lasted long enough to become a sort of hero. None of my favorite Brit writers were writing him any more. It became OK for cops to be fascists.

I can't get behind that. I stopped reading him when that happened. So now we're on the same page.

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