All New Stories Beginning in December 2018
We start ordering in October 2018 for the books we will receive in December 2018, and if we don’t know you want it we might not stock it on our shelves!! There are 1000’s of comic book titles, and while we try to keep a wide variety to appeal to new customers, we DON'T HAVE ROOM for every single title to fit on our displays. So, if you are up to date on when new titles or new story arcs that you want to read are coming out, you can have us order it and it will be waiting for you! Pre-order or start a subscription today!
**Secret Tip - If you wait until the month/week a book comes out to order it, you might not get it until 2 weeks after the release date, or a month, or never (sold out)!
New From Marvel December 2018
A Death in the Family!
In the aftermath of Extermination, the X-Men mourn for their fallen brother, Cable. But no one is taking it harder than his adopted daughter, Hope Summers. Will Hope be able to cope with the loss, or will she be led down a dark path that she won't be able to return from? Only Jean Grey can save Hope from herself! Plus, celebrate the life of Nathan Summers with a story from his past by Chris Claremont!
Come and celebrate the impending nuptials of the Thing and Alicia Masters with a Ladies Night Out as only the First Family of Comics can do it! Guest-starring She-Hulk, Medusa, Crystal and more, it's the bachelorette party Alicia never expected-and one whose ribaldry will be interrupted by the arrival of a Surprise Super Villain! (And no, we don't mean Johnny Storm!) Meanwhile, the Thing has an unexpected meeting with his future father-in-law, the Puppet Master! Plus, Hembeck! The Fantastic Four family tree! And more! R.S.V.P. at your local comics retailer this December, and don't forget to kiss the bride!
FROM THE ASHES OF EXTERMINATION!
Cable is dead...and now, the original X-Force team of Domino, Cannonball, Shatterstar, Boom Boom and Warpath. must hunt down the murderer of their former leader! The mutant militia are hot for blood...but when their target is the time-traveling younger version of their fallen mentor, is there a line they absolutely cannot cross? And what does Deathlok have to do with all of it? From Ed Brisson (EXTERMINATION, OLD MAN LOGAN) and Dylan Burnett (COSMIC GHOST RIDER), comes an all-new, high-octane mutant adventure! A reckoning will come!
THE BRUTAL TALE OF A MAN WHO WILL STOP AT NOTHING FOR FREEDOM...
One day, Erik Killmonger will rise up and attempt to steal the throne of Wakanda. The throne he believes he is owed. But long before he became "Killmonger," there was a boy known as N'Jadaka. A boy who was stolen from his home and taught only the world's cruelties. A boy who knew the Black Panther only as a fairy tale, a whisper from strangers. This is the story of a man who driven by revenge. This is the legend of Killmonger.
It's the most wonderful time of the year! And certainly the most eventful, as this cast of Marvel heroes soon find out as they engage in wacky hijinks to save the holiday season!
Bucky Barnes believes in second chances.
Having escaped death, the loss of identity, and a life of murder, the man known as the Winter Soldier has worked hard to atone for his sins. But now...he's going to go one step further. What do you do when you've found redemption? You help others do the same.
From KYLE HIGGINS (Nightwing, Power Rangers, C.O.W.L.) and ROD REIS (SECRET EMPIRE, DOCTOR STRANGE: DAMNATION, C.O.W.L.) comes the next chapter in the saga of the Winter Soldier. He's becoming a "fixer," working to help others leave behind lives of crime. It's Bucky's way of channeling his own pain in a productive, personal way...by helping others find the redemption that he found. However, as Bucky is going to learn, not all paths are the same...and not everyone can be "saved."
"THE BEST DEFENSE" STARTS HERE!
• Stephen Strange is dead. A charred skeleton in an abandoned barn on the edge of a deserted town.
• Bruce Banner wants to know why. And he won't stop until he has the truth in his hands...
• ...with or without THE IMMORTAL HULK.
• The Monarch of the Oceans has declared war once more on the surface world in the pages of AVENGERS. And if this is a war that Namor means to win, he is going to need allies to stand beside him!
• The Sub-Mariner's quest for a lost tribe of sea-dwellers carries him further than he ever thought possible-and to a reckoning both strange and wonderful!
• And hey, what's up with that weird apparition in the sheet, anyway?
DEFENDERS DOCTOR STRANGE
"THE BEST DEFENSE" PART THREE!
• In a desolate, barren landscape, the Master of the Mystic Arts fights what may well prove to be his final battle-alone, unaided, friendless...
• Except...what's in that bag that Stephen Strange is carrying with him?
"THE BEST DEFENSE" PART FOUR!
• Shall not the Judge of All the Earths do right?
• Norrin Radd is not so certain.
• But it falls to him who is the Silver Surfer to decide which planets will live...and which will feed the unending hunger of the world-devouring Galactus!
• A single honest person can tip the balance...if only the Surfer can find one in time!
• And the Train rolls on...
"THE BEST DEFENSE" FINALE!
• The lost Atlanteans. The Train. The bedsheet man. Dead Steve. The Stock Exchange of Souls. Trust us, it all makes sense.
• In fact, it makes enough sense to destroy our entire solar system... Unless four very different heroes can come together to stop it.
Balancing his normal life, school, parents, etc...and super-heroing has never been easy, but when the Rhino and a cadre of mysterious criminals start plaguing Brooklyn, things take a dark turn. And Miles doesn't even know the half of it yet. Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT) and Young Gun Javier Garrón (ANT-MAN & THE WASP) bring you the latest incarnation of the coolest character in the Marvel Universe!
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe returns with an all-new collection of Spider-Man profiles just in time for SPIDER-GEDDON! Among the profiles are the heroic Spiderling (Annie Parker)! Spider-Girl (Ashley Barton)! The vile Inheritors! Spider-Punk! Spider-Man's sister, Teresa Parker! The Master Weaver! And more! Also featuring updates for Spider-Man (Parker), Miles Morales and two Scarlet Spiders! Plus: A guide to the Spider-Men across the Multiverse!
• Typhoid Mary is stronger than ever, and Spider-Man and the X-Men know that better than anyone as they've been forced to fight among themselves.
• As her powers grow stronger, it's only a matter of time before Typhoid Mary turns Manhattan into her own personal playground - if not her own personal ashtray.
• Luckily, IRON FIST is in town and willing to lend a hand...er...fist. But will the Master of Kung Fu be able to stop the flames from spreading, or will he just add fuel to the fire?
In the stunning climax of INFINITY WARS, one of the Guardians of the Galaxy makes the ultimate sacrifice. Look back at the life of a fallen Guardian and the empty space they leave behind in what's left of the universe.
What comes AFTER infinity?
Twenty-five holiday tales of merry mutants, one for each day of December 1 through December 25! What does Magneto do for Hanukkah? What's Rogue and Gambit's first married Christmas like? Is Jubilee truly the master of navigating malls during the holidays? These questions and more are answered as all your favorite X-Men and more creators than you can shake a jingle bell at come together for a holiday celebration to last all month long!
From the dawn of the universe came six INFINITY STONES, each in control of an essential aspect of existence: space, reality, power, soul, mind and time. Now, THANOS strives to collect them all to further his mad plan of wiping out half the universe's population. Standing between him and his goal: the AVENGERS, the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, SPIDER-MAN, and more! But with one Infinity Stone already in Thanos' possession, will even the combined might of the Marvel Universe be enough to stop him?
RISE OF THE SITH!
A living weapon of rage and bloodthirst, DARTH MAUL has stayed in the shadows of CORUSCANT waiting for his chance to strike against the JEDI ORDER! However, since tasting his first blood, the SITH lord struggles to contain his desire for destruction and questions the wishes of his methodically plotting master. Could Maul have had another path in life, or was he always fated to follow a dark road? Guest-starring DARTH SIDIOUS!
Considered one of the greatest Jedi Knights or the one who led them to their doom, maverick QUI-GON JINN is one of STAR WARS' most controversial heroes. The JEDI MASTER is known to bend the rules and it's gotten him into plenty of trouble with the COUNCIL. Now, in the face of a mission that goes awry, he's forced to confront his conflicting beliefs. What will Qui-Gon uncover about his loyalty to the Jedi vs his loyalty to the FORCE? Guest-starring MASTER YODA!
• But this time the cold beats back, when a group of fearsome FROST GIANTS make themselves right at home in the city, leaving the heroes of the Marvel Universe no choice but to bundle up and stand against the ice-hearted interlopers!
A new era of all out Avengers action begins! A new team is formed to battle a mega-sized threat that is weider and wilder than any of the superheroes have met before! This new ongoing series will be the perfect opportunity for middle grade readers, and fans of all ages, to experience the thrilling adventures of Avengers comics for the first time!
Avengers stories that are epic, weird and above all: fun!
From the creative team that brought you the hit comic Batman/TMNT Adventures!
Your favorite heroes along with surprise team members!
New From DC and Vertigo December 2018
When the quest for justice drives Batman into some morally ambiguous areas, he calls in the most moral man he knows: Jefferson Pierce, a.k.a. Black Lightning, and his team of operatives known as the Outsiders! Several years ago Batman personally put the Barrera family into hiding after they suffered through terrible experiments at the hands of an organization called the Ark. Now all but one of them has turned up dead...and Batman needs to locate Sofia Barrera before the wrong people get their hands on her-and her surprising power! But it wouldn't be Batman without a hidden agenda, would it? And when Black Lightning, Katana, the Signal and Orphan find out what Batman is really up to, their every loyalty will be called into question!
Line up for this all-new maxiseries set on Earth X, where the Nazis won World War II! Twenty years after invading and occupying America, Germany wiped out all metahuman resistance, including the original Freedom Fighters.
Fast-forward to the present day, and a new team of Freedom Fighters emerges to challenge the Nazi occupation once again. But if they're to have any chance of victory, they're going to need Uncle Sam-who disappeared after his original team was killed. The 12-part epic "Death of a Nation" storyline kicks off here!
In a near future where humanity's needs are provided for by a godlike A.I., it's one young woman's horrible job to do tech support on it. But Cassandra Price's life changes forever when she discovers a hidden digital world beneath our own, one where a group of super-powered women are locked in a secret war for the cheat codes to reality.
No matter what you know about J'onn J'onnz, you're not prepared for this! The acclaimed team of writer Steve Orlando and artist Riley Rossmo (BATMAN/ THE SHADOW, BATMAN: NIGHT OF THE MONSTER MEN) reteam for a reinvention of the Manhunter from Mars in this twisted, unexpected series. Back on Mars, J'onn was about as corrupt as a law officer can be, and when a reckoning comes for his entire society, he'll get a second chance he doesn't want or deserve! One shocking murder, and an unexpected fragment of the Mars he lost, will change his life-and the course of the Earth-forever!
This special features a new 30-page lead story plus the backup stories from EXIT STAGE LEFT: THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES #2-6.
December 2018 IMAGE, DARK HORSE, IDW, DYNAMITE, BOOM! TITAN, VALIANT, ZENESCOPE
From the creative minds of ROBERT KIRKMAN and MARC SILVESTRI, and presented by ANDY DIGGLE (THIEF OF THIEVES, Losers) and ALESSANDRO VITTI (Secret Warriors), comes a new Skybound Original that shows you how to save the world without getting your hands dirty.
LAGUARDIA #1 (MR)
There, she and Letme become part of a growing population of mostly African and shape-shifting alien immigrants, battling against interrogation, discrimination and travel bans, as they try to make it in a new land. But, as the birth of her child nears, future begins to change. What dark secret is she hiding?
Written by Nnedi Okorafor, Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award winner (Who Fears Death, Binti, Akata series) and illustrated by Tana Ford (Silk, Duck!), the team behind Black Panther: Long Live the King #6.
Spawned by the emissary of a Cthulhu god, Cthu-Louise struggles and is teased at school due to her monstrous appearance. Finally fed up with the bullying and abuse, she decides she will do anything to make herself "normal."
o Emi Lenox's return to the Black Hammer World!
o Ties directly into the Eisner-Award winning Black Hammer comic books series and is written by Jeff Lemire.
It's been 80 years since Cliff Secord first found an experimental jet pack and soared through the skies as The Rocketeer, becoming a hero along the way.
Now, decades later, The Rocketeer is all but forgotten, a legend of a bygone era-until Cliff's jet pack is found, but in a most unexpected way-one that causes conflict for several people, each of whom are drawn to the jet pack... some for good and some for evil!
A pulp-inspired modern-day adventure!
First female Rocketeer!
Written and compiled by Chris McFeely, host of the popular and accessible Transformers: The Basics on YouTube!
The perfect book for new readers to discover what they've been missing, lapsed readers to catch up, and old readers to remember all the good times!
An exclusive story tying into the Transformers: Bumblebee-Win If You Dare original graphic novel, on sale now!
More kid-friendly Bumblebee content just ahead of the new movie, out December 2018!
A one-shot adventure!
Tying into the Transformers: Bumblebee-Win If You Dare original graphic novel, on sale now!
More kid-friendly Bumblebee content just ahead of the new movie, out December 2018!
The return to the sold-out and critically-acclaimed hit, The Spider King, begins here!
Gift Box Includes:
* Red Sonja: Worlds Away Vol. 1
* Kevin Smith's Green Hornet Vol. 1: Sins of the Father HC
* The Shadow: 1941 - Hitler's Astrologer HC
* Plus 7 other exciting Dynamite Collections!
KLAUS AND CRYING SNOWMAN #1 MAIN
Klaus has to help an absentee dad-turned-snowman make amends before melting away for good. And probably before he's defeated by a pantheon of Norse Gods and their minions. All in a day's work for Santa Claus.
When white-collar everyman Joe Hayward confronts his cheating wife, he's plunged headfirst into a terrorist plot that will bring Philadelphia to its knees! With two hours to go, Joe will need all the help he can get - including the government agent his wife may be sleeping with!
A perfect thriller for fans of 24, Homeland, and Falling Down, illustrated with every seedy detail by Simone Guglielmini (Near Death), Raffaele Semeraro (Zombie With A Shotgun), and Lovern Kindzierski (Hellblazer, Animal Man).
Original creator ALAN MARTIN and fan-favorite artist BRETT PARSON bring Tank Girl into a whole new era!
THE TANK GIRL UNIVERSE BEGINS HERE!
Explore the backstories and secrets behind the world of the post-apocalyptic punk icon!
THE ORIGINS OF THE MUTANT KANGAROOS and Booga himself, revealed in this first arc!
Summer Holiday meets Damnation Alley!
Accomplice. Mentor. Savior. And now, Enemy of the State. Seeking to protect other vulnerable super-powered psiots like herself, Livewire plunged the United States into a nationwide blackout with her technopathic abilities, causing untold devastation. After choosing the few over the many, she must now outrun the government she served - and those she once called allies. With the whole world hunting her, what kind of hero will Livewire be...or will she be one at all?
From rising star Vita Ayala (Supergirl) and astounding artists Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín (SECRET WEAPONS) comes an electrifying new series that will launch the Valiant Universe into a new age of champions!
Other New Books Starting in December 2018
When a new drug called VANTA hits the streets, word is it's the hottest thing since Ecstacy. For regular people, it has all the highs and none of the lows of traditional drugs. There is some fine print, however - for empowered Black folks, the drug causes a total and violent loss of control.
The Project sends Indigo to investigate, and it soon becomes apparent that this is more than just a new designer distraction for the masses.
Indigo, together with former Detective Ellen Waters race to find the source of the substance poisoning their people, before it's too late!
The superhero universe where only black people have super powers continues to expand, for the first time with a new creative team building onto the exciting world created by Kwanza Osajyefo, Tim Smith 3, Jamal Igle & Khary Randolph.
And That’s Not All….!!
This list doesn’t even touch all of the Manga, new Hardcover Editions, Trade Paperbacks (collections of comic books in one bound edition), or Graphic Novels (complete original story not featured in a monthly) – not to mention all of the toys, statues, and apparel that come out every month! That would be at least 7 more of these articles, every month! I'm just going to stick to comics for now. If you are interested in finding out about all of the rest (and get yours before they sell out!), just come on down to the shop for an in-depth look in the Previews book, or take one home for about $4 - which also gets you a free copy of Image+ (normally $2). While you are in for a visit, don’t forget to set up your subscription or pre-order. You can even pre-fill a form at home and drop it by. Stop by at least once a month to check out the new stuff and pick up your subscription…