DECEMBER 2015 PREVIEWS – NEW TITLES ADDED

Here are the latest titles added to our comic pullsheet.

DC Comics

AV-standoffDARK KNIGHT RETURNS THE LAST CRUSADE #1
DC COMICS
(W) Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello (A/CA) John Romita, Bill Sienkiewicz
Before the Dark Knight returned…
The Joker. Poison Ivy. Selina Kyle. And the last Robin.

 

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARKSEID WAR SPECIAL #1
DC COMICS
(W) Geoff Johns
The massive “Darkseid War” epic continues to set the stages for the future of the DC Universe as we reveal the secrets behind its newest major player: Darkseid’s daughter, Grail! And if the Justice League is not careful, the spoils of war will all end up with her! See the truth behind Grail’s role in this war and the future of the DC Universe as she tears her way across it. Don’t miss this extra-sized special offered at the regular price of $3.99!
Plus, world-renowned visualist Kim Jung Gi puts his stamp on the DC Universe with a wall-to-wall-to-wall action triptych featuring the Big Three!

SUPERMAN THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN #1 (OF 6)
DC COMICS
(W/A/CA) Neal Adams
From legendary writer/artist Neal Adams comes a threat so epic it will take more than one Man of Steel to handle it in this new 6-issue miniseries!
As Darkseid and the hordes of Apokolips lay waste to the world, even Superman is overwhelmed-but not for long, as three heroes from the miniaturized city of Kandor emerge at full size, armed with all the vast powers of Kal-El, ready to become the new Supermen!
This battle of titans also features the machinations of Lex Luthor, plus fan favorites Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane aiding in the fight for Truth, Justice and the American Way.

DC Comics – VERTIGO

DARK AND BLOODY #1 (OF 6) (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Shawn Aldridge (A) Scott Godlewski (CA) Tyler Crook
Guns, moonshine, monsters-there’s a lot going on in the backwoods of Kentucky. Iris Gentry is a war veteran who returned from Iraq to find his options for supporting his family limited. Since they live in a “dry” county, Iris has turned to running moonshine for his former ranking officer-meaning the men now share crimes at home and abroad. You see, back in their combat days, Iris’s regiment got involved in something they shouldn’t have, and now a deadly, otherworldly consequence has come looking for vengeance.
THE DARK AND BLOODY is a haunting new horror series by writer Shawn Aldridge (Vic Boone) and artist Scott Godlewski (Copperhead), with covers by Tyler Crook (Harrow County).


Marvel Comics

AVENGERS STANDOFF WELCOME PLEASANT HILL #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Daniel Acuña
The prelude to the Spring’s blockbuster AVENGERS event!
Hello there and welcome, new resident. You’ve sure made the right choice in moving to Pleasant Hill– a friendly small town where burdens are lifted and the sun is always bright… so hide your eyes. Don’t let it see you looking its way. Hide if you must. Otherwise it will burn right through you. Pleasant Hill is the kind of place where folks look out for one another. Everyone knows who their neighbors are. But who are you, neighbor?
Rated T+

DEADPOOL MERCS FOR MONEY #1 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Salva Espin (CA) Declan Shalvey
Deadpool might be an Avenger now, but he’s also got his own private team of mercenaries…the legally-cleared-to-be-called MERCS FOR MONEY! Got a problem you can’t solve on your own and a pile of money you’d like to be rid of? Just call Deadpool, Stingray, Massacre, Solo, Foolkiller, Terror and Slapstick and watch as that problem is shot, stabbed, eviscerated, pulverized and generally made bloody!
Parental Advisory

 

SPIDER-MAN #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Sara Pichelli
Miles Morales has been doing the super hero thing for a while, now, but after SECRET WARS, he’ll be a full-fledged member of the Marvel Universe. Swinging next to The Invincible Iron Man, The Mighty Thor and the All-New Captain America as a card-carrying member of the Avengers is an adventure, but it’s not all fun and games for New York City’s main Spider-MAN! What happened in the eight month gap? It all starts in SPIDER-MAN #1!
Rated T

 

X-MEN WORST X-MAN EVER #1 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Max Bemis (A/CA) Michael Walsh
Bailey Hoskins has just discovered he’s a mutant. For someone who’s never been special, never stood out, discovering he’s “gifted” is truly a gift-entry into the halls of Xavier’s School for Gifted Children and into the ranks of the world-famous X-Men! Unfortunately…Bailey might just be the worst X-Man ever. Max Bemis, frontman of the band Say Anything, kicks off his first Marvel miniseries by teaming with stellar artist Michael Walsh (SECRET AVENGERS, HANK JOHNSON) to bring us the story of a misfit among misfits.
Rated T+

 

Image Comics

MIRROR #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Emma Rios (A/CA) Hwei Lim
EMMA RÍOS (PRETTY DEADLY, ISLAND) and HWEI LIM (Lalage, Hero)
team up for a new ongoing series, following a terrorist talking dog, an idealist mage, and a heroic lab rat on their quest for acceptance.

 

 

 

SNOWFALL #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Joe Harris (A/CA) Martin Morazzo
Writer JOE HARRIS (The X-Files) and artist MARTÍN MORAZZO (Vertigo Quarterly), creators of GREAT PACIFIC, reunite for a brand new ongoing science-fiction series and an OVERSIZED DEBUT ISSUE featuring thirty-two pages of story!

In the year 2045 it no longer snows. A catastrophic crash has left the climate ravaged, society splintered, and the newly-christened “Cooperative States of America” propped up and administered by the powerful Hazeltyne Corporation. Only one man wages an all-out weather war against the system, wielding the forces of nature themselves as weapons. He is the White Wizard. The ghost in the night. Genius. Terrorist. Outlaw. Hero?

Indy Comics

BADGER #1 (OF 5) (MR)
DEVILS DUE /1FIRST COMICS, LLC
(W) Mike Baron (A) Jim Fern, Paul Mounts (CA) Val Mayerik, Andres Esparza
Fans have demanded it and now, at long last, the Badger returns! A brand new story ripped from today’s headlines, from the inimitable Mike Baron! Badger as you’ve never seen him: Raw! Furious! Crazier than Randy Quaid! Jim Fern’s art will astonish! With a killer variant cover by Paul Pope!

 

 

BILL & TED GO TO HELL #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Brian Joines (A) Bachan (CA) Jamal Campbell
What’s to Love: It’s time again to be excellent to each other! We showed just how much we love Bill & Ted with 2015′s Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return, and since 2016 is the 25th anniversary of Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, why not celebrate with a new mini-series that sends the lovable duo to Hell? Plus, all Subscription covers in this mini-series will feature a unique Wyld Stallyns album cover created by some of the industry’s top talents!
What It Is: Bill & Ted are back for a brand-new miniseries, this time with the Imagine Agents team of Brian Joines and Bachan at the helm. It’s time to get the band back together! Bill & Ted and the Princesses will have to reunite with some historic friends to knock down the Devil’s door and get their friend Death back. With the help of Rufus, Billy the Kid, Joan of Arc, and more, this is the showdown that will rock the supernatural world. History vs. Hell. Too bad Hell has some surprises up its sleeve…

DEJAH THORIS #1
D. E.
(W) Frank J. Barbiere (A) Francesco Manna (CA) Nen
Prepare yourself for Dejah Thoris as you’ve never seen her before! A shocking conspiracy unravels in Helium as Dejah’s father has gone missing. In the wake of assuming the throne, Dejah learns secret information from her past that will have resounding effects on the kingdom – and her life! Join Frank J. Barbiere (The Howling Commandos of SHIELD, The Precinct) and Francesco Manna (Vampirella #100) as Dejah discovers a secret past that will have her leaving Helium for an all-new adventure on her own!

 

DEUS EX #1 (OF 5) 
TITAN COMICS
(W) Alex Irvine (A) Marco Turini
With society still reeling from the Aug Incident – the Illuminati orchestrated event which caused augmented individuals to mindlessly attack their “natural” counterparts – anti-aug sentiment is at an all-time global high. Task Force 29 stands as the world’s main defence against total anarchy. In the city of Prague, where tension is especially high, the team’s latest recruit, Adam Jensen, readies for his first mission with the unit. But being augmented himself, how will the former SWAT officer handle himself when faced with the grim reality of the mechanical apartheid? Welcome to the darker side of Deus Ex in this thrilling prelude to the upcoming new instalment, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided!

DIRK GENTLY A SPOON TOO SHORT #1 (OF 5)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Arvind Ethan David (A/CA) Ilias Kyriazis
A Spoon Too Short is Dirk Gently’s most baffling and incomprehensible case. Inspired by the tantalizing alternative title for the Dirk adventure Douglas Adams was working on prior to his death, written by Arvind Ethan David and executive produced by Max Landis, A Spoon Too Short follows the continuing adventures of the world’s weirdest detective.

 

 

DOCTOR WHO 4TH #1 (OF 5) CVR A ZHANG
TITAN COMICS
(W) Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby (A) Brian Williamson (CA) Alice X Zhang
Victorian England. A mysterious woman commands a hidden army in a house of the blind. Scryclops stalk the streets – and something alien and terrible screams from prehistory with a hunger that cannot be sated! The fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith return for an all-new adventure: “Gaze of the Medusa”!

 

 

JONESY #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Sam Humphries (A/CA) Caitlin Rose Boyle
What’s to Love: Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Jonesy is a comic about love that makes us swoon! Sam Humphries (Legendary Star Lord, Citizen Jack) and fresh talent Caitlin Rose Boyle (Buck n’ Lou & the Night Crew) bring something special to BOOM! Box with this series about mad-cap shenanigans, friendship, pals, being a teenager, and figuring out who you are…with a teen cupid twist! If you like Giant Days, dig adorkable romance stories, or just want to smile from ear to ear after reading a comic, you’ll fall in love with Jonesy!

What It Is: Jonesy is a self-described “cool dork” who spends her time making zines nobody reads, watching anime, and listening to riot grrrl bands and 1D simultaneously. But she has a secret nobody knows. She has the power to make people fall in love! Anyone. With anything. She’s a cupid in plaid. With a Tumblr. There’s only one catch-it doesn’t work on herself. She’s gonna have to find love the old-fashioned way, and in the meantime, figure out how to distract herself from the real emotions she inevitably has to face when her powers go wrong…

KENNEL BLOCK BLUES #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Ryan Ferrier (A/CA) Daniel Bayliss
What’s to Love: From Oz to Shawshank Redemption, we just love great prison dramas. But what if the prison in question…is an animal shelter? Ryan Ferrier (Curb Stomp) and Daniel Bayliss (Translucid) combine the tradition of great anthropomorphic stories like Wild’s End and Blacksad with the madcap twists of Six-Gun Gorilla and The Spire in their new series Kennel Block Blues.

What It Is: Oliver is a good dog. A family dog. But without warning, he’s sentenced to Jackson Kennel, where he’s instantly placed on Death Row with the rest of his fellow inmates, awaiting a lethal appointment on The Table if salvation doesn’t come. He’ll need help escaping the Kennel, but when the stress of prison life builds, he starts escaping reality instead, imagining a fantasy world of cartoon friends. It’s time to break out…into a musical number?

KINGS ROAD #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Peter Hogan (A/CA) Phil Winslade, Staz Johnson
This 48-page special includes all King’s Road chapters from Dark Horse Presents by Peter Hogan and Phil Winslade-and an additional issue’s worth of story drawn by the new King’s Road art team! Artist Staz Johnson (Judge Dredd) and colorist Douglas A. Sirois (The 7th Sword) join Hogan to continue this tale of a family on the run from magical, other-dimensional monsters.

 

 

LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS SURVIVING MEGALOPOLIS #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Gail Simone (A/CA) Jim Calafiore
The Kickstarter phenomenon returns! Fan-favorite creators Gail Simone (Batgirl, Deadpool) and J. Calafiore (Secret Six, Exiles) return to the town whose citizens are hunted-not by villains, but by heroes! The survivors of Megalopolis reluctantly go back to the city-still under the control of formerly beloved superheroes turned brutal killers-on a rescue mission straight into the heart of madness. Get in on the ground floor of this critically acclaimed series and see what happens when the good guys go very, very bad.

“If this first volume is any indication, Simone and Calafiore both have a bright future, full of the guts and glory we’ve all come to love from them, in creator-owned comics. The sooner we get to see that future, the better.” -Comicosity

SECOND SIGHT #1 (C: 0-1-0)
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) David Hine (A/CA) Alberto Ponticelli
Ray Pilgrim knows how to get inside a killer’s head. Getting in is the easy part…
20 years ago, Ray Pilgrim became a celebrity when he discovered his unique ability to see through the eyes of psychotic killers who were terrorizing London. But his world collapsed around him when he was accused of the same crimes as the monsters he hunted.
Now, Pilgrim’s teenage daughter is using her blog to investigate a ring of child abusers that includes some of the most powerful men in British society – men who are prepared to kill anyone who threatens to expose them. In order to protect his daughter and uncover the truth, Pilgrim must reluctantly revisit his past and the twisted path that led to the hotel room the media called The Bloody Chamber.

SHAFT IMITATION OF LIFE #1 (OF 4) (MR)
D. E.
(W) David Walker (A) Dietrich Smith (CA) Matthew Clarke
After a high profile case that put him in the headlines, private detective John Shaft is looking for something low profile and easy that will keep him out of the spotlight and out of danger. Shaft takes a missing person case that proves to be more difficult than he initially thought. At the same time, he is hired to be a consultant on a low budget film that may or may not be based on his life, and proves to be as dangerous as any job he’s ever had. But when there’s danger all about, John Shaft is the cat that won’t cop out – even if it means squaring off against sadistic gangsters that want him dead.

 

TOMB RAIDER 2016 #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Mariko Tamaki (A) Phillip Sevy (CA) Agustin Alessio
After Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft’s adventure continues in a new comic series by Eisner Award winning writer Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer)!

Lara Croft is pursuing a lost truth about the world that just might unlock the secret to defeating death! She becomes entangled in a search for a rare mushroom said to grant immortality and a lethal new enemy that just won’t die!

o Continuing where the Rise of the Tomb Raider game left off!

STREET FIGHTER X GI JOE #1 (OF 6)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Aubrey Sitterson (A) Emilio Laiso (CA) Mike Choi
On a hidden island in international waters, 16 combatants enter a secret tournament… one that pits Street Fighter vs. G.I. JOE! M. Bison and Destro have joined forces, and taking them down will require the world’s finest warriors: Ryu, Snake Eyes, Guile, Scarlett, Chun-Li and Duke. New challengers Aubrey Sitterson (Hulk, Superman, Tech Jacket, Worth) and Emilio Laiso (Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain) bring the visceral combat of the world’s most popular fighting game series and the real world military action of America’s fighting elite together for the first time!

TINKER #1 (OF 4)
OVERGROUND COMICS
(W) Jon Hughes (A/CA) Matthew Weldon
Amy Park is an Asian-American teenager obsessed with superheroes, but she is too young to officially register as one. That doesn’t stop Amy from using her talent to replicate any technology that she observes to build her own crime fighting arsenal, and in the process reveal a secret about Zero Technologies!

 

 

TWILIGHT ZONE #1959
D. E.
(W) Tom Peyer & Various (A) Randy Valiente, Colton Worley (CA) Jonathan Lau
There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.
Journey back to where it all began! The year was 1959, the Twilight Zone took over the airwaves, and television was changed forever! Now, Dynamite has recruited three all-star writing talents to craft a unique Twilight Zone story paying homage to where it all began! Including the first Dynamite work by writer Tom Peyer, the return of John Layman, and a tale masterminded by Twilight Zone writer Mark Rahner! Three unique tales, each firmly set in that other dimension… the Twilight Zone!

 

WRAITHBORN #1 (OF 6)
BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
(W) Marcia Chen (A) Joe Benitez, Joe Weems (CA) Joe Benitez & Various
He was raised from birth to inherit a mythical power. She is the timid teenage girl to whom it was bestowed instead. Together only they can stop an ancient evil from rising and enslaving all humankind. An epic urban fantasy from the creator of Lady Mechanika! This special “Director’s Cut” edition of the original series includes remastered scenes plus new material.

 

WYNONNA EARP #1 (OF 6)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Beau Smith (A/CA) Lora Innes
The US Marshals Black Badge division has been fighting back against supernatural threats for decades. But even the toughest werewolf, most bloodthirsty vampire, or grisliest zombie knows there’s one agent to avoid at all cost: Wynonna Earp. Descended from the legendary Wyatt Earp, Wynonna is dead set on bringing the unnatural to justice! Beau Smith returns with artist Lora Innes (The Dreamer) to bring readers a chilling, new Wynonna Earp adventure!

 

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