It’s a fairly quiet week for new comics with a British connection, but don’t panic, because the latest 2000AD has a creepy “Terror Tale” from David Baillie, beautifully drawn by Joshua George for you to enjoy – especially if you’re a fan of either Daphne du Maurier’s original version of The Birds, or Alfred Hitchcock’s movie adaptation of her story.
A new “Judge Dredd” story starts this week, too, with some surprisingly risqué political activities on display in one frame, to say the least, never mind what Dredd’s apparently up to.
Favourite image? The villain in “Brass Sun” in action, a thoroughly creepy character.
This is the week that the latest Asterix book, Asterix and the Missing Scroll, hits comic shops and if you haven’t bought it yet then do check it out, because the new creative team, Jean-Yves Ferri and artist Didier Conrad, have hit their stride with this volume. The art is great and while the story’s a little light it’s crammed with great jokes and wonderful parody of the news media that work for readers of all ages. Highly recommended!
On the US side, one item that caught my eye was Fantagraphics release of Eternaut by Francisco Solano Lopez, best known to British comics fans for his work on strips such as Thunder and Lion’s “Adam Eterno” and Valiant’s “Janus Stark” strips.
Published for the first time in English, this seminal 1950s Latin-American science-fiction graphic novel has it all – Cold War tensions, aliens, and time-travel. Illustrated in a gritty, realistic style and rich with historical and political commentary, The Eternaut is an allegory based upon contemporary global events.
The lasting power of the story of Juan Salvo’s fight to save Argentina has proved a potent symbol of the endless struggle against oppression.
Also worth checking out is Seconds Helping Drawing Memoir One Shot by Jason Fischer. If you enjoyed Bryan Lee O’Malley‘s Seconds as much as I did, published in the UK by SelfMadeHero, here’s the chance to learn a little about how it was drawn. In Seconds Helping, Jason Fischer tells the story of his job as drawing assistant on Seconds, focusing especially on the funny and challenging last weeks living and working with Bryan before the deadline!
British Comic Publishers
2000AD Prog 1958
Cover by Leigh Gallagher.
Featuring: Judge Dredd: The Beating by John Wagner, Patrick Goddard, Adam Brown, and Annie Parkhouse; Defoe: The London Hanged by Pat Mills, Leigh Gallagher, and Annie Parkhouse; Brass Sun: Motor Head by Ian Edginton, INJ Culbard, and Ellie De Ville; Terror Tales: The Crow Gifts by David Baillie, Joshua George, and Ellie De Ville; Bad Company: First Casualties by Peter Milligan, Rufus Dayglo, Jim McCarthy, and Simon Bowland.
Judge Dredd Trifecta Hard Cover Graphic Novel (Mature Readers)
Writer: Al Ewing & Various Artist: D’Israeli & Various
Mega-City One, 2134 AD. While a severely depleted Justice Department struggles to cope in the aftermath of Chaos Day, Judge Dredd becomes aware of a potential power grab from within. Meanwhile “Wally Squad” gumshoe Jack Point is given a mysterious doll to safeguard, and Dirty Frank wakes up on Luna-1 only to discover that he is now a board member of Overdrive Inc.! It’s business as (un)usual for the three Mega-City One lawmen, and as their cases intertwine they’ll need to work together in order to save the city from total destruction!
Asterix And The Missing Scroll Hard Cover
Writer: Jean-Yves Ferri Artist/ Cover Artist: Didier Conrad
Julius Caesar has written his account of the Gallic Wars, but is advised to l;eave out his “warts and all” revelations about his failure to conquer one last village – much to the dismay of one of the scribes and a Gallic news reporter who races to Gaul with the only surviving copy. Can Asterix and Obelix preserve the truth for posterity, or will the Romans, in hot pursuit of this salacious document, stop them?
Asterix On The Warpath Pop Up Book Hard Cover
Writer: Rene Goscinny Artist/ Cover Artist: Albert Uderzo
Asterix and Obelix come to life in this brand new 3D pop-up book. Chaos erupts in the camp as Gaul turns on Gaul. Asterix and Obelix take on pirates on the perilous open seas. And the heroes come head-to-head with the troublesome Romans in an epic 3D battle. Fantastically funny with high-quality paper-engineering throughout, this is the perfect addition to any Asterix collection.
Assassin’s Creed Graphic Novel Volume 6: Leila
Writer: Eric Corbeyran Artist/ Cover Artist: Djillali Defali
The grand finale of Assassin’s Creed’s Egyptian saga! In 14th century Egypt, the seasoned Assassin El Cakr seeks to return the mysterious Scepter of Aset to the Brotherhood when it is stolen by a mysterious woman named Leila. Seven centuries later, El Cakr’s descendant Jonathan Hawk desperately tries to get his hands on the relic – leading to an ultimate showdown between the Assassins and the Templars. Witness the grand finale of Assassin’s Creed’s Egyptian saga!
James Bond Omnibus Trade Paperback Volume 2
Featuring seven of Bond’s most thrilling and dangerous missions appear in a single volume: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, The Man With the Golden Gun, The Living Daylights, Octopussy, The Hildebrand Rarity, and The Spy Who Loved Me!
Includes nine of Bond’s most thrilling and dangerous missions: Trouble Spot, Isle of Condors, The League of Vampires, Die With My Boots On, The Girl Machine, Beware of Butterflies, The Nevsky Nude, The Phoenix Project, and The Black Ruby Caper.
James Bond Omnibus Trade Paperback Volume 5
Includes nine of Bond’s most thrilling and dangerous missions: Till Death Do Us Part, The Torch-Time Affair, Hot-Shot Nightbird, Ape of Diamonds, When The Wizard Awakes, Sea Dragon, Death Wing, and The Xanadu Connection.
James Bond Omnibus Trade Paperback Volume 6
Includes nine of Bond’s most thrilling and dangerous missions: Shark Bait, Doomcrack, The Paradise Plot, Deathmask, Flittermouse, Polestar, The Scent of Danger, Snake Goddess, and Double Eagle.
US Comic Publishers
Previews #327 December 2015
THIS MONTH’S COVER ART: New projects from DC Comics and Image Comics!
THIS MONTH’S THEME: Unsung Heroes-Little-Known or New Characters!
Since 1988, PREVIEWS has been your ultimate source for all of the comics and merchandise to be available from your local comic book shop… revealed up to two months in advance! Hundreds of comics and graphic novels from the best comic publishers; the coolest pop-culture merchandise on Earth; plus PREVIEWS exclusive items available nowhere else! Now more than ever, PREVIEWS is here to show the tales, toys and treasures in your future! This December issue features items scheduled to ship in February 2016 and beyond.
Dark Horse Comics
Colder Toss The Bones #3
Conan The Avenger #20
Elfquest Final Quest #12
Empowered Special #7 Pew Pew Pew B&W
Fight Club 2 #7
Frankenstein Underground Trade Paperback
Groo Friends And Foes #11
Halo Escalation #24
Hellboy Bprd 1953 Witch Tree Rawhead Bloody Bones
Itty Bitty Hellboy Search For The Were-Jaguar #1
Kabuki Library Hard Cover Volume 2
Oh My Goddess Omnibus Trade Paperback Volume 2
Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare #2
Usagi Yojimbo Saga Ltd Ed Hard Cover Volume 5
Usagi Yojimbo Saga Trade Paperback Volume 5
American Vampire Second Cycle #11 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Trevor McCarthy Cover Artist: Neil Edwards
Ocean Master returns! And nobody’s happy about that-least of all the villain himself!
Art Ops #2 (Mature Readers)
Batman 66 Meets The Green Hornet Trade Paperback
Batman And Robin Eternal #8
Batman Arkham Knight Robin Special #1
Batman Endgame Directors Cut #1
Dark Knight Iii Master Race #1
DC Comics Bombshells #5
Earth 2 Hard Cover Volume 6 Collision
Earth 2 Trade Paperback Volume 5 The Kryptonian
Flash By Geoff Johns Trade Paperback Book 01
Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Angel Unzueta & Various Cover Artist: Brian Bolland
Geoff Johns’s unforgettable run on THE FLASH begins when Wally West finds himself without super speed in a darker, mirror version of Keystone City. Can a powerless Flash defeat Captain Cold and Mirror Master and save the city he loves? Plus, The Flash is shocked to learn that a strange cult is killing all the people he’s ever rescued. Collects THE FLASH #164-176 and THE FLASH: IRON HEIGHTS #1.
He Man The Eternity War #12
Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Pop Mhan Cover Artist: Szymon Kudranski
By the Power of Grayskull, the universe stands on the brink of annihilation! Only He-Man can save us. But to do so, he must first escape the clutches of King Hssss, the serpent Master of Disguise! Can He-Man overcome a monster with the power to become everyone he knows and loves?
Jacked #1 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Eric Kripke Artist: John Higgins Cover Artist: Glenn Fabry
Eric Kripke (creator of Supernatural) teams up with Vertigo veterans John Higgins (HELLBLAZER) and Glenn Fabry (PREACHER) to bring you a very Vertigo take on the modern superhero in this six-issue miniseries. Josh Jaffe, a neurotic family man mid-midlife crisis, buys an online “smart pill” to increase his focus and jolt him out of his slump. But to Josh’s surprise, the pill gives him incredible strength and power – but its cost is that it’s extremely addictive. This irreverent and brutally realistic story examines both the mighty highs and humiliating lows of being a real-life superhero.
Justice League 3001 #6
Justice League Of America #5
Writer: Bryan Hitch Artist: Bryan Hitch, Daniel Henriques Cover Artist: Bryan Hitch
With the League utterly defeated by Rao, only the failsafes devised by Batman can possibly save them now!
Kitchen Trade Paperback (Mature Readers)
Omega Men #6
Robin Son Of Batman #6
Superman Lois And Clark #2
Superman Wonder Woman #23
We Are Robin #6
Wonder Woman #46
Danger Girl Renegade #3
Fistful Of Blood #2
Writer: Kevin Eastman Artist: Simon Bisley Cover Artist: James Ryman
As Blondie discovers the deep, dark secrets of the “Town With No Name” – it will take everything in her arsenal to survive the first night…
Ghostbusters Annual 2015
GI Joe A Real American Hero #220
Gil Kane Undersea Agent Hard Cover
My Little Pony Art Is Magic Trade Paperback
Popeye Classics Hard Cover Volume 7
Popeye Classics Ongoing #40
Star Trek Ongoing #51
Thunder Agents Classics Trade Paperback Volume 6
Tmnt Ongoing #52
Transformers More Than Meets Eye #47
Transformers Sins Of Wreckers #1
Uncle Scrooge #8
Walt Disney Comics & Stories #725
Weird Love #10
Black Magick #2 (Mature Readers, Variant Covers)
Chew #52 (Mature Readers)
Dead At 17 The Complete Collection Trade Paperback
Fade Out #11 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist/ Cover Artist: Sean Phillips
All the threads of the mystery come together, as Charlie and Gil barrel headfirst toward trouble!
Major Plot Point:
A major clue in the murder is revealed.
Fuse #16 (Mature Readers)
Writer: Antony Johnston Artist/ Cover Artist: Justin Greenwood
“PERIHELION” Part Four
The bodies stack up, as Klem and Ralph somehow deal with two murders, one mass shooting, and a whole lot of witnesses lying through their teeth! “Enforced rest period”? Who has time to rest?
Invisible Republic #7 (Mature Readers)
J Scott Campbell Time Capsule Hard Cover (Mature Readers)
Writer: Richard Starkings Artist/ Cover Artist: J. Scott Campbell
Also available as a Limited Signed & Numbered Edition.
In 2004, RICHARD STARKINGS spent Election Day with fan favorite artist J. SCOTT CAMPBELL talking about his first ten years in comics. Richly illustrated with black and white art from CAMPBELL’s files, the conversation covers GEN13, DANGER GIRL,WILDSIDERZ, and triggered his association with Spider-Man. Also featured is a 16-page color section.
Jupiter’s Circle Volume 2 #1 (Mature Readers, Variant Covers)
Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Wilfredo Torres Cover Artist: Frank Quitely
Legendary MARK MILLAR reunites with the superlative WILFREDO TORRES in this epic prequel to the smash-hit JUPITER’S LEGACY series! In midcentury America, the world’s greatest superheroes triumph in their public battles, while struggling with private ones. Mad Men-style period drama meets Justice League-inspired team action in a brand new volume. Introducing new regular cover artist BILL SIENKIEWICZ. Also features character design cover by FRANK QUITELY.
Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta #13 (Mature Readers)
Postal #8 (Variant Covers)
Ringside #1 (Mature Readers)
Rumble #9 (Mature Readers)
Saga #31 (Mature Readers)
Sons Of The Devil Trade Paperback Volume 1
Infante (Mature Readers)
Spawn Resurrection Trade Paperback Volume 1
Spread Trade Paperback Volume 2 Children’s Crusade (Mature Readers)
Switch #2 (Variant Covers)
Witchblade #185 (Variant Covers)
All New Wolverine #2
Angela Queen Of Hel #2
Writer: Gerry Conway Artist: Mike Perkins Cover Artist: Mike Del Mundo
Get ready to scream! Carnage, the homicidal symbiote is back, and he’s leaving a trail of bodies behind him. The FBI is hot on his trail, with a different playbook since their serial killer is a super villain. They’re equipped with the latest sonic tech and a team including military hero/astronaut John Jameson and a reformed Eddie Brock/Toxin! But when Carnage escapes into an abandoned coal mine, the FBI’s plan is starting to look like a trap… for THEM!
• The first crossover of Star Wars’s new Marvel age continues here!
• Vader vs. All the Rebels… it’s not a fair fight!
Deadpool Classic Trade Paperback Volume 14 Suicide Kings
Writer: Jeff Loveness Artist: Brian Kesinger Cover Artist: Declan Shalvey
• ROCKET AND GROOT REUNITED! What more do you need?
Guardians Of Galaxy #2
Guide Marvel Cinematic Universe Incredible Hulk Iron Man #2
Hail Hydra #4 (Secret Wars Tie-in)
Howling Commandos Of Shield #2
Jessica Jones Trade Paperback Alias Volume 3 (Mature Readers)
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man Spider-Verse #1
Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man Ultimate Collection Trade Paperback Book 03
Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #1
Silver Surfer #15 (Secret Wars Tie-in)
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2
Venom Space Knight #1
Other Publishers Comics And Graphic Novels
Alice Cooper Vs Chaos #3 Rare Chin Virgin Ed
Amazing World Gumball Original Graphic Novel Volume 1 Fairy Tale Trouble
Aquarion Evol Graphic Novel Volume 4
Aquarion Evol Graphic Novel Volume 5
Archie #4 Annie Wu
Archie Funhouse Jumbo Comics Double Digest #17
Bart Simpson Comics #99
Black Hood #7(Mature Readers)
Blood Feud #2
Cage Of Eden Graphic NovelVol 19
Captain Canuck 2015 Ongoing #5
Captain Canuck Unholy War Trade Paperback
Crogan Adventures Colour Graphic Novel Volume 2 Last Of The Legion
Crossed Badlands #90 (Mature Readers, Variant Covers)
Crypt Of Horror #27
Cyrus Perkins And The Haunted Taxi Cab #2
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Trade Paperback Volume 1
Writer: Michael Moreci Artist: Dan McDaid Cover Artist: Jay Shaw
What’s to Love: Officially set in continuity of the new films, writer Michael Moreci (Burning Fields) and artist Dan McDaid (Mind the Gap) effectively bridge together events between Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Rise of the Planet of the Apes, offering additional details and insight into the mindsets of ape Caesar and human Malcolm.
What It Is: Two years following the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, humanity has fallen, giving way to the dawn of Caesar’s civilization. While the apes of the world find themselves unable to advance as a species, Caesar and Koba work tirelessly to find a way to unify them to join their cause. On the other side of the country, Malcolm must venture into the decaying Americas with his family to find a cure for the plague slowly killing his wife while world powers shift and civilizations simultaneously collapse and rise. Collects the entire six-issue miniseries.
Disney Pixar Good Dinosaur Fun Book Trade Paperback
Divinity Deluxe Hard Cover
Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Trevor Hairsine Cover Artist: Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic
Re-presenting the sold-out sci-fi epic from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (NINJAK, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis), the critically acclaimed debut of Valiant’s first all-new headlining character gets the deluxe oversized hardcover treatment!
At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent a man farther into the cosmos than anyone has gone before or since. Lost in the stars, he encountered something unknown. Something that…changed him.
Long thought lost and erased from the history books, he has suddenly returned, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity — one who turned the scorched desert into a lush oasis. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. Earth is about to meet a new god. And he’s a communist. How long can it be before the first confrontation between mankind and DIVINITY begins?
Collecting DIVINITY #1-4, along with more than 20 pages of rarely seen art and extras, including designs, process art, sketches, commentary and more!
Eternaut Hard Cover
Fubar Mother Russia Trade Paperback (Mature Readers)
Gft Oz Reign Of Witch Queen #6 (Mature Readers, Variant Covers)
Gft Realm War Trade Paperback Volume 2
Glance Backward Hard Cover (Mature Readers)
Grumpy Cat #2 Rare UY Virgin Ed
Hopeless Savages Break Graphic Novel
If Anthology 2015 Graphic Novel
Inuyashiki Graphic Novel Volume 2 (Mature Readers)
John Carter Warlord #13 (Mature Readers, Variant Covers)
Writer: Ron Marz, Ian Edginton Artist: Ariel Medel Cover Artist: Fritz Casas
Experience Mars in all its barbaric glory, as John Carter and Dejah Thoris continue their search for a way to preserve their dying world. But their journey may lead to certain death, as a mysterious foe stalks their every move! Co-writers Ron Marz and Ian Edginton continue their run, joined by rising artistic star Ariel Medel.
Justice Inc Avenger #6
Krampus Shadow Of Saint Nicholas Graphic Novel
Lady Death Apocalypse #2 CGC Numbered Ed Cover (Mature Readers)
LCSD 2015 Space Riders Hard Cover Volume 1 (Mature Readers)
Legenderry Red Sonja Trade Paperback
Magicians Wife Graphic Novel(Mature Readers)
Muirwood Lost Abbey #4
My Little Monster Graphic Novel Volume 11
My Neighbor Seki Graphic Novel Volume 5
Noragami Stray God Graphic Novel Volume 8
Over The Garden Wall #4
Peanuts Snoopy Special #1
Pitiful Human Lizard #2
Power Up #5
Providence #6 (Mature Readers, Variant Covers)
Writer: Alan Moore Artist/ Cover Artist: Jacen Burrows
Fans and critics alike are hailing Alan Moore’s Providence as the horror event of the year! Mild mannered newsman Robert Black is uncovering a mysterious undercurrent of fear as the pieces of the Lovecraftian puzzle slowly begin to make a coherent picture. The dramatic tension is building with each incredible ad-free 40 page issue and this issue begins the big unveils. The work has been researched and developed by Moore and Burrows over the course of several years. And the end result is an amazing tome of Lovecraftian influenced nightmares where Moore has written every cover, every single page, and every nuance of this work to create his most fully-realized vision to date.Fans of Moore’s immersive style and meticulous grasp of storytelling will be thrilled to add this essential piece of comics history to their collections!
Available with Regular, Pantheon, Portrait, Dreamscape Wraparound, Women of HPL, and a special Ancient Tome Incentive cover, all by collaborator Jacen Burrows.
PS Blackcross #6 (Variant Covers)
Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Colton Worley Cover Artist: Tula Lotay
The American Spirit is in Blackcross. Six haunted people are in his murderous path. This is where it ends.
Puppet Master #9 Lumsden Cvr (Mature Readers)
Puppet Master #9 Main Cvr (Mature Readers)
Red Sonja Conan #4 Rare Benes Virgin Ed
Rick & Morty #8
Rogues #3 Odd Parenthood (Mature Readers)
Self Storage #2
Seconds Helping Drawing Memoir One Shot by Jason Fischer
Seven Deadly Sins Graphic NovelVol 11
Shadow Tiger #3
Silent Voice Graphic Novel Volume 4
Sixth Gun Dust To Death Trade Paperback
Soldiers Heart Trade Paperback Wwii Veteran Daughters Memoir
Stan Lee Chakra The Invincible #5
Straitjacket #2 (Mature Readers)
Tarot Witch Of The Black Rose #95 (Mature Readers)
The Valiant Deluxe Hard Cover
Tsubasa Omnibus Graphic Novel Volume 6
Uncle Grandpa Trade Paperback Volume 1
Unity Trade Paperback Volume 6 The War Monger
Untamed Sinners Player Hard Cover
UQ Holder Graphic Novel Volume 6
Walt Disney Uncle Scrooge Hard Cover Box Set Poor Man & 7 Gold
Webwitch #1 Costume Change 6 Cvr Set (Mature Readers)
Wilds End Enemy Within #3
Writer: Dan Abnett Artist/ Cover Artist: I.N.J. Culbard
Susan and Peter flee to warn the world about the aliens, Fawkes and Alph are working with the military, and Clive is captured by ministry men.
Will Eisner Spirit #5
World Of Archie Comics Double Digest #54
X-O Manowar #42 (Variant Covers)
Yamada Kun & Seven Witches Graphic Novel Volume 5
Zen Hard Bounty #2
Zombie Tramp Ongoing #17 (Mature Readers)
Comic Shop News #1484
Comic Shop News Christmas 2015 Special
G Fan #110
Hobby Japan Oct 2015
Marvel Chess Fig Coll Mag #47 Emma Frost White Queen
Megami Sep 2015
Newtype Sep 2015
Nickelodeon Magazine #6
Non Sport Update Vol 26 #6
Screem #31 Newsstand Ed
Screem #31 Px Ed
Star Trek Starships Fig Mag #56 Saber Class
Star Wars Jedi Master #1
Star Wars Rebels #1 Newsstand Ed
Star Wars Rebels #1 Px Ed
Art Of Alfredo Alcala Secret Teachings Of Comic Book Master
Art Of Jose Gonzalez Hard Cover
Art Of Tomb Raider Off Art Book Hard Cover
Death Disability & Superhero Soft Cover
Doc Savage Double Novel Vol 85 Pharoahs Ghost
Fantastical Art Of Matt Gaser Hard Cover
Golden Age Masterworks From Golden Age Illustrat Hard Cover Volume 3
Horns Of Elfland Trade Paperback
Luke Skywalker Cant Read & Other Geeky Truths Soft Cover
Overstreet Guide Soft Cover Volume 5 Guide To Cosplay (Variant Covers)
Pickers Pocket Guide Star Wars Soft Cover
Rising Of The Shield Hero Light Novel Volume 2
Star Wars Original Topps Trading Card Series Hard Cover Volume 1
Warren The 13th & All Seeing Eye YA Novel
Will Eisner Champion Of The Graphic Novel Hard Cover