Comics For Week of 12/21

Dark Horse Comics 

Aliens: Life and Death #4 W: Dan Abnett A: Moritat CA:David Palumbo 


As the Colonial Marines on LV-223 prepare to make their last stand against the xenomorph horde, their one hope may lie in the Alien queen!
o Features the most unexpected showdown in the franchise’s history! $3.99

Black Hammer #6 W: Jeff Lemire A:/CA: Dean Ormston VCA:Jeff Lemire


Madame Dragonfly has been harboring dark secrets for hundreds of years, keeping them locked up in the mysterious Cabin of Horrors. Now that her cabin is trapped on Black Hammer Farm, the only secrets she can collect are the broken hearts of small-town folk. But the arrival of a new visitor to the farm will change everything.
o Comics history variant cover by Lemire! $3.99

Briggs Land #5 W: Brian Wood A: Mack Chater CA: Tula Lotay


Grace Briggs looks for alliances where she can, both to stave off the out-of-state Aryan Nations moving into her territory and to maintain the integrity of Briggs Land in the face of legal troubles. ATF agents Zigler and Nolan, who are conducting a terrorism investigation into her family, may be Grace’s best bet.$3.99

BTVS Season 11 #2 W: Christos N. Gage A: Rebekah Issacs CA: Steve Morris VCA: Rebekah Issacs


Following the magic-related disaster in San Francisco, Buffy and her friends are trying to help put the city back together, while their own lives are also still in chaos. When the government begins introducing some special rules and regulations for folks with magical connections, Buffy may have to face being divided from the people for whom she cares the most. $3.99

Dead Inside #1 W: John Arcudi A: Toni Fejzula CA: Dave Johnson VCA: Faith Erin Hicks 


The Jail Crimes Division of the Sheriff’s Office in Mariposa County investigates crimes committed inside county jails. With a limited number of suspects who can’t escape, these are usually easy cases to solve-but not this one. As Detective Linda Caruso gets closer to the heart of the case, she discovers uncomfortable truths about her friends, her job, and herself.
o Perfect for fans of crime and prison television, such as Law & Order, NCIS, Orange Is the New Black, American Crime Story, or Making a Murderer.
o A new series from Rumble writer John Arcudi and Veil artist Toni Fejzula. $3.99

Depth #9 W: Matt Kindt (A/CA): Matt Kindt


Mia is trapped at the bottom of the ocean with her father’s murderer-and they must work together to repair the flooding Dept. H base. Aaron’s desperate attempt to reach the surface is their last chance at rescue, but six miles of water and the mysterious creatures that live deep in the ocean are just as dangerous as the rising water and the unknown killer inside the base. $3.99

o Featuring content exclusive to the single issues!

Ether #2 W: Matt Kindt (A/CA): David Rubin 


Boone Dias believes that there’s a scientific explanation for everything-even the impossible murder of the Blaze, protector of the magical realm known as the Ether. But as he gets closer to solving the mystery, he’s realizing just how much he doesn’t understand about the Ether. And the more time he spends in another dimension, the more his life on Earth falls apart. $3.99

o From New York Times best-selling author Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT, Past Aways, Super Spy, Dept. H).

o Stunning artwork from David Rubín (Paul Pope’s Battling Boy)!

Spell on Wheels #3 W: Kate Leth A: Megan Levens CA: Marguerite Savauge


Witches meet WASPs! The girls head to suburbia to find their stolen spell books and planchette, but before hitting the road again they must help a group of nonmagical women with a very supernatural problem. $3.99

Tomb Raider #11 W: Mariko Tamaki A: Phillip Sevy CA: Tula Lotay


Lara Croft is intent on saving her friend Sam Nishimura from the grip of the sun goddess Himiko. Trinity, the shadowy organization with ties to Lara’s father, is after Sam for their own sinister reasons. Lucky for both of them, Sam is easy to find these days: she’s leaving a path of destruction in her wake, on an international quest to fully sacrifice herself to Himiko. When everyone’s paths converge, Lara finds herself facing off against both old friends and old enemies. $3.99
o By Eisner Award-winning author Mariko Tamaki!  

Usagi Yojimbo W: Stan Sakai (A/CA): Stan Sakai 


Fugu, or pufferfish, is a delicacy but can be fatal if not prepared properly. When a shogun’s agent is murdered, fugu poisoning is suspected-and Usagi’s friend, a fish merchant, is the primary suspect, as he prepared the deadly dish! Will Usagi and Inspector Ishida clear him of suspected wrongdoing, or will they find the evidence to convict him?

DC Comics

Aquaman #13 W: Dan Abnett A: Scot Eaton, Wayne Faucher CA: Brad Walker, Andrew Henessey VCA: Joshua Middleton


“THE DELUGE” part two! The war between the United States and Atlantis takes a turn for the worse when the U.S. activates its newest weapon to assassinate Aquaman and dismantle his undersea kingdom: the Aquamarines, super-soldiers who have been biologically enhanced to combat the abilities of any Atlantean. $2.99

Batman #13 W: Tom King (A/CA): Mikel Janin VCA: Tim Sale


“I AM SUICIDE” conclusion! Batman and the remains of his team come face to face with Bane and the Psycho-Pirate in a final battle at Santa Prisca-and learn whether this was truly a suicide mission! $2.99

Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #3 W: Gerard Way, Jonathan Rivera (A/CA): Michael Avon Oeming VCA: Paul Rentier


Cave and his ad hoc team of spelunkers (his daughter Chloe and best-bud mechanic Jack Wheeler) have answered the call to adventure! But as they search for the lost city of Muldroog, Cave’s employer sends a crack team of his own in the latest in subterranean transportation: the Mighty Mole MK 2, led by a famed explorer from Cave’s past. And it looks like they’re out for more than just the return of EBX property… $3.99

Cyborg #7 W: John Semper A:Paul Pelletier, Tony Kordos CA: Mike Choi VCA: Carlos D’Anda


“BIONIC BETRAYAL!” Captured and at the mercy of a terrorist cell, Cyborg must escape to prevent a powerful traitor from within S.T.A.R. Labs from using top secret alien technology to invade the Pentagon and unleash a new world war by seizing control of the nation’s most powerful nuclear weapons. $2.99

Green Arrow #13 W: Ben Percy A: Otto Schmidt CA: W. Scott Forbes VCA: Neal Adams


“EMERALD OUTLAW” part two! Snow falls on Seattle as its mayoral race heats up with a rash of murders that implicate a deadly archer. As a city wonders what’s become of its Emerald Archer, Green Arrow and Black Canary race to rule out their prime suspect: Emiko Queen. $2.99

Green Lanterns #13 W: Sam Humphries A: Ronan Cliquet CA: Tyler Kirkham VCA: Emanuela Luppacchino


“THE PHANTOM LANTERN” part five! The Phantom Lantern controls all aspects of the emotional spectrum, but can Green Lanterns Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz figure out which of those powers can also defeat their new enemy? $2.99

Harley Quinn #10 W: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti A: Moritat, Bret Blevins, Joseph Michael Linsner, Inaki Miranda CA: Amanda Conner VCA: Frank Cho


Come spend the holidays with Harley in issue #10’s collection of wintry short stories-just don’t expect to make it to New Year’s in one piece!

InJustice Ground Zero #2 W: Christopher Sebela, Brian Buccellato A: Daniel Sampere, Juan Albarran CA: Ben Oliver 


When a violent protest against Superman’s regime breaks out on the streets of Gotham City, Sinestro arrives to put down the participants by any means necessary. But the timely appearance of Wonder Woman and Green Arrow from the parallel Earth prevents a possible slaughter. Meanwhile, on the streets, Harley and her gang plan to use the cover of the riot to strike a blow against Superman…until parallel Earth Batman shows up! $2.99

Justice League #11 W: Bryan Hitch A: Neil Edwards, Daniel Henriques CA: Fernando Pasarin, Matt Ryan VCA: Yanick Paquette 


“OUTBREAK” conclusion! Beaten, battered and outnumbered, the Justice League faces utter annihilation when Amazo and a host of the team’s deadliest enemies are released from prisons around the world as part of one man’s revenge against the world’s greatest superheroes. $2.99

Justice League vs Suicide Squad W: Joshua Williamson (A/CA): Jason Fabok VCA: Amanda Conner, Gary Frank


The first major event storyline of DC’s Rebirth era begins with a day Amanda Waller always knew would come: the Justice League discovers the existence of the Suicide Squad! This government-sponsored black-ops team of super-villains with bombs implanted in their brains is obviously a deal-breaker for Earth’s paragons of truth and justice! But you can bet that the Wall and her Task Force X won’t go down without the fight to end all fights as this weekly series gets underway! $3.99

Nightwing #11 W: Tim Seeley (A/CA) Marcus To VCA: Ivan Reis and Oclair Albert


“BLUDHAVEN” part two! They call themselves the Run-Offs! And now, this group of villains that Batman and Nightwing ran out of Gotham City plan to do the same to the former Boy Wonder! But can he find the serial killer terrorizing the city before the Run-Offs catch up with him? $2.99

Raven #4 W: Marv Wolfman A: Allison Borges, Diogenes Neves, Ruy Jose CA: Jorge Jimenez 


“THE WHITE CARNIVAL” part four! When a strange new group of masked villains takes credit for the glowing orb and holds the entire city of San Francisco for ransom, Raven is forced to confront them head-on! Are they any match for the daughter of Trigon? And is there more going on here than meets the eye? $2.99

Superman #13 W: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason A: Jaime Mendoza, Keith Champagne, Norm Rapmund, (A/CA)Doug Mahnke VCA: Andrew Robinson


“SINISTER PURPOSE” part two ! Here comes the Bride and her four arms are loaded with weapons. And on what side of those guns is Lois Lane going to be? The mystery of one of the citizens of Hamilton will be exposed with monstrous consequences for all. $2.99

Trinity #4 W: Francis Manapul A: Emanuela Luppacchino, Ray McCarthy CA: Clay Mann VCA: Brandon Peterson


“BETTER TOGETHER” part four! The trio’s tribulations have turned the Black Mercy’s gift into a world of nightmares that give birth to a horror that can only be called the White Mercy. And what scares Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman could destroy the world! $2.99

Image Comics

Demonic #5 of 6 W: Christopher Sebela (A/CA): Niko Walter 


The trap is set. The streets of NY are now a gauntlet for Demonic to run. But Scott Graves didn’t sell his soul to be caught by cops. He has his own idea of justice, that doesn’t rely on the values of weak men. $2.99

Fix #7 W: Nick Spencer (A/CA): Steve Lieber 


Mac works on a shady criminal’s behalf. $3.99

Horizon #6 W: Brandon Thomas A: Juan Gedeon CA: Jason Howard 


Zhia Malen fights only one way: to the death. $2.99

Hunt #5 W: Colin Lorimer (A/CA): Colin Lorimer


MINISERIES FINALE! The Hunt is on, monsters are tearing through the land, and one family stands defiantly against them, fighting for their very souls. $3.99

Lake of Fire #5 W: Nathan Fairbairn CA: Nathan Fairbairn (A/CA): Matt Smith VCA: Bryan Lee O’ Malley, Jason Fischer


Crusaders and heretics stand together in a battle for salvation and survival against demonic visitors from beyond the stars in this, the terrifying and devastating finale of LAKE OF FIRE. $3.99

Peter Panzerfaust #25 W: Kurtis J. Wiebe (A/CA): Tyler Jenkins


The grand finale of Peter’s journey and the one interview John Parsons has been building toward: Wendy Darling. The woman who knew Peter as no other reveals her secrets, and the mystery behind the man will finally be revealed.  A double- sized issue of intrigue, love, and heroism, and a final goodbye to Peter Panzerfaust. $4.99

Southern Cross #10 W: Becky Cloonan A: Andy Belanger CA: Becky Cloonan


“ROMULUS,” Part Four
Kyril gets a message-from Alex Braith!

Marvel Comics

Amazing Spiderman #22 CC W: Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage A: Giuseppe Camuncoli CA: Alex Ross


•  Miles Warren, a.k.a. the Jackal, has been a thorn in Peter Parker’s side since college.
•  What spurred his latest rebranding and master plan? FIND OUT HERE! $3.99

Avengers # 2.1 W: Mark Waid (A/CA): Barry Kitson 


• More on the Secret History of the Avengers!
•  A stranger has come to New York – and the Avengers may have to draft a new member to help them defeat him! $3.99

Black Panther World of Wakanda #2 W: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay A: Alitha Martinez CA: Afua Richardson 


•  Ayo and Aneka are given their first assignments as Dora Milaje: protect Queen Shuri at all costs!
•  Meanwhile, T’Challa the former king lies with bedfellows so dark, disgrace is inevitable.
•  See a major plot point from Hickman’s NEW AVENGERS run from a completely new point of view: one that changes everything… $3.99

Cage #3 W: Genndy Tartakovsky (A/CA): Genndy Tartakovsky


Trapped with Misty Knight, Iron Fist and a bevy of guest stars on the Island of No Return, Cage and his cohorts are forced to battle strange beasts who walk like men! It’s outasight! $3.99

Captain America Sam Wilson #16 W: Nick Spencer A: Angel Unzueta Galarza CA: Paul Renaud 


• Do NOT call her a sidekick: Misty Knight takes matters into her own hands.
•  #takebacktheshield takes things a little too far. $3.99

Deadpool and the Mercs For Money #6 W: Cullen Bunn A: Brian Level CA: Iban Coello 


• There’s a new leader in the Mercs for Money and she goes by the name Domino.
•  But that doesn’t mean Deadpool can’t still have a say on the team’s uniform!
•  Rainbow Deadpool Squad is back – new and improved! $3.99

Doctor Strange #15 W: Jason Aaron A: Chris Bachalo CA: Kevin Nowlan


• “Blood in the Aether” continues as Doctor Strange’s Rogues’ Gallery all take their shot at a weakened Sorcerer Supreme!
•  Back during ORIGINAL SIN, the Watcher was killed and his eyes were removed. One eye fell into the hands of the Orb!
•  With that immense power, the Orb has set his sights on Doctor Strange! $3.99

Gamora #1 W: Nicole Perlman A: Marco Chechetto CA: Esad Ribic


Before the Guardians…there was Gamora!
From screenwriter Nicole Perlman-co-writer of the Guardians of the Galaxy screenplay-and Marvel superstar artist Marco Checchetto comes a killer new ongoing series! Once upon a time she was Thanos’ heartless pet assassin and favorite daughter. Today, she is the backbone of the Guardians of the Galaxy, putting her life on the line to defend the innocent. What was it that transformed her from being used as a tool of her oppressor, to a champion of the powerless? Embark on a journey of revenge and redemption, and witness how Gamora earned her reputation as the Deadliest Woman in the Galaxy. $3.99

Gwenpool #9 W: Christopher Hastings A: Gurihiri CA: David Lopez


• Gwen has found herself in serious trouble with M.O.D.O.K.’s mysterious client.
•  But not just that, the authorities are after her, too!
•  And what’s this about a flashback to the early days of the Marvel Universe? $3.99

Invincible Iron-Man #2 W: Brian Bendis (A/CA) Stefano Caselli


Riri Williams has new armor technology that just might change the face of the Marvel Universe forever… if she survives the experience. The biggest story in comics starts to unfold right here. $3.99

Mighty Captain Marvel #0 W: Margaret Stohl A: Romon Rosanas, Emilio Laiso CA: Elizabeth Torque VCA: Koi Pham, Phil Noto, Dave Johnson


Behold the mightiest, fightiest super hero there is! Captain Marvel returns to her helm as Alpha Flight commander with the world cheering her on.   She’s the biggest hero in the world – but has Captain Marvel become someone Carol Danvers no longer recognizes? New York Times bestselling author Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures, Black Widow: Forever Red)  makes her comics series debut in a blockbuster Marvel story decades in the making. $3.99

Occupy Avengers #2 W: David Walker (A/CA): Carlos Pacheco


Clint Barton wasn’t looking for trouble, but trouble found him. Caught in the clutches of the enemy, Clint and Red Wolf face certain death – which is too bad, because they would’ve made a great team. $3.99

Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat #13 W: Kate Leth (A/CA): Brittney Williams 


• Hellcat’s had enough bad luck with Black Cat crossing her path, but now that Felicia’s got a whole girl gang in her claws, how can Patsy possibly win this cat fight?!
•  Especially with her best friend on the fence, and distracted by an old flame… $3.99

Power Man and Iron Fist Sweet Christmas Annual #1 W: David Walker A: Scott Hepburn CA: Jamal Campbell


•  ‘Cause you’re getting an extra helping of POWER MAN AND IRON FIST! This Christmas will be sweet, indeed!
•  But not for Luke Cage, who is feeling neither holly nor jolly.
•  Surely Danny can change that! Or maybe these demonic toys will! Wait, demonic toys?! OH, NO! $4.99

Punisher #7 W: Becky Cloonan A: Steve Dillon CA: Declan Shalvey


You can’t keep Frank Castle buried for long. The Punisher’s mission to bring down a super-powered drug ring reaches new heights. As his quest sends him deep into the woods of the Northeast, it’s time for the Punisher to go off road. But as he gets deeper into the wilderness, has the predator finally become the prey? Plus, Agent Ortiz chased Frank into hell and came out the other side. Now she’s out for revenge…$3.99

Silver Surfer #8 W: Dan Slott (A/CA): Michael Allred


•  Accidentally swallowed by Jumbonox the Giganormous, the Surfer and Dawn are rescued by a society of sentient macro-microorganisms…
•  …who, by no fault of their own, might just be the deadliest disease in the universe. $3.99

Solo #3 W: Gerry Duggan, Geoffrey Thorne A: Paco Diaz CA: Mike Hawthorne


• Solo’s caught in the middle of a civil war!
•  No, not THAT civil war…but it’s a fight to the death between two rival biker gangs, and if Solo doesn’t get his act together, they might turn their attention toward him! $3.99

Spider-Gwen #15 W: Jason Latour (A/CA) Robbi Rodriguez 


• It’s time for Gwen Stacy to stop running from Matt Murdock.
•  After all, Earth-65’s Kingpin of Crime might have a thing or two to teach the budding Spider-Woman… $3.99

Squadron Supreme #14 W: James Robinson A: Leonard Kirk CA: Alex Garner


• BLUR and THUNDRA may be the prisoners of JIM HAMMOND and S.H.I.E.L.D., but their rescue seems imminent when NIGHTHAWK reappears to free them. But how will the resurrection of NAMOR affect their bid for freedom? Will he be friend or foe to the SQUADRON SUPREME?
•  Plus: HYPERION and DOCTOR SPECTRUM each make decisions about their futures with the Squadron.
•  And as one hero returns from the dead, will another fall? The startling fate of Jim Hammond $3.99

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #2 W: Kieron Gillen (A/CA): Kev Walker 


Following the blockbuster finale of Darth Vader #25, the fan-favorite character begins a new journey in STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 – the new ongoing series coming this December! From superstar writer Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader) and fan-favorite artist Kev Walker (Marvel Zombies) comes Marvel’s first ongoing series starring an original character created in the comics!
Following her time in the clutches of Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra has barely escaped with her life. If he ever learns of her survival, he’ll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it’s time for a return to what she does best. With the droids 0-0-0 and BT-1 in tow, she’s off in search of rare artifacts from the galactic center to the Outer Rim and everywhere in between. Aphra’s got debts to pay after all. Just as long as she can stay one step ahead of the Empire, some Bounty Hunters and just about everyone else in the galaxy! $3.99

Star-Lord #1 W: Chip Zdarsky (A/CA): Kris Anka 


Peter Quill might have been born on Earth, but he’s been away a LONG time. How does a man go from soaring through the stars as the legendary Star-Lord to living with his feet planted firmly on the ground? What kind of job options are available for a guy whose CV mostly consists of “guarding the galaxy”? One thing is certain, Earth has a new guardian. Also, a new bartender. $3.99

Thanos #2 W: Jeff Lemire (A/CA): Mike Deodato 


• Thanos is pure evil.
•  Thanos is unstoppable.
•  It’s time to take him down.

Ultimates 2 #2 W: Al Ewing (A/CA): Travel Foreman


• It’s deep, dark December. A time for long nights, jingle bells…and ghost stories.
•  Now imagine the Ultimate Ghost, haunting the largest house of all. A specter that haunts a whole reality.
•  The Shaper’s Ghost is at the door of Taa II – and the Ultimates have to catch it! $3.99

Uncanny X-Men #16 IVX W: Cullen Bunn A: Edgar Salazar CA: Ken Lashley VCA: Tradd Moore


•  Since the discovery that the Terrigen Mists-the key to unlocking an Inhuman’s hidden potential and powers-are LETHAL to mutants, the X-MEN and INHUMANS have been locked in a cold war.
•   But as the Terrigen seeps into the Earth and reaches an irreversible tipping point, the X-Men are spurred into action to ensure the future of their species!
•  And for Jean Grey and Fantomex, this means taking out of commission the Inhumans’ deadliest weapon: Karnak! $3.99

Venom #2 W: Mike Costa (A/CA): Gerardo Sandoval 


• Venom was doing so well as a cosmic hero…
•  …but now he’s back on Earth in the gutter.
•  Who has taken possession of the symbiote and turned him back into the slathering, fanged monster?

Source: PreviewsWorld




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