A psychic dictator, an inhuman robot, a mad scientist, a murderous alien, and a super-powered terrorist are about to try and take over the world…and you’re going to be rooting for them every step of the way.
Valiant has released a first look inside Imperium #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the all-new Valiant Next ongoing series from writer Joshua Dysart and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite! The daring new superhero saga of the year starts here on February 4th as Toyo Harada rises from the ashes of the Harbinger Foundation to recruit a more explosive…more cunning…more ruthless army to remake the future of Earth in their own image. This is Imperium!
Toyo Harada is the most dangerous human being on the planet. Imbued with incredible powers of the mind, he has spent his life guiding humanity from the shadows. But today he is a wanted man. His powers are public knowledge, his allies have turned to enemies, and he is hunted by every government on the planet. Instead of surrendering, Harada has one last unthinkable gambit to play: to achieve more, faster, and with less, he will build a coalition of the powerful, the unscrupulous and the insane. No longer content to demand a better future, he will recruit a violent legion from the darkest corners of the Earth to fight for
Featuring three standard shelf covers introducing the vanguard of Imperium‘s ultra-powered ideologues – commander Toyo Harada, the alien powerhouse Lord Vine-99, and the manipulative artificial intelligence Mech Major – start reading here as the global takeover begins…and Imperium rises.
IMPERIUM #1 [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A (Harada) by RAUL ALLEN (DEC141700)
Cover B (Lord Vine-99) by RAUL ALLEN (DEC141701)
Cover C (Mech Major) by RAUL ALLEN (DEC141702)
Valiant Next Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE & TOM MULLER (DEC141704)
Character Design Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (DEC141705)
Artist Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE (DEC141706)
Blank Cover also available (DEC141703)
$3.99 US | T+ | 32 pgs. | On sale FEBRUARY 4 (FOC – 1/12/15)
This January, hot off the heels of the highly anticipated debut of the Powers TV series comes Powers #1 – the recharged and reborn ongoing series from Marvel’s creator owned ICON imprint. A perfect jumping on point for fans old and new, creators Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming are back with a double-sized debut issue for regular price! Now is your chance to jump on board the hit series in time for its television debut!
Hardened homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim are back, investigating the crimes and solving the murders involving superpowered criminals. If a superhero falls dead from the sky, they’re there. If a super villain winds up dead in the gutter, they’re the first on the scene. But having barely survived the most harrowing case of their careers, Walker and Pilgrim are faced with the toughest decision they’ve ever had to face. The discovery of a power no one has ever seen before will lead Walker and Pilgrim down a new path.
This double-sized issue also includes an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Powers TV series with never-before-seen pictures from the set!
POWERS #1 (OCT140904)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art & Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
Variant Covers by DAVID MACK (OCT140905) & DAVID MARQUEZ (OCT140906)
Photo Variant Also Available (OCT140907)
FOC – 12/15/14, On Sale – 01/14/15
48 pgs./Mature Content…$3.99
DOCTOR WHO: THE TWELFTH DOCTOR #3
Writer: Robbie Morrison
Artist: Dave Taylor
Humor Strip: Colin Bell & Neil Slorance
Publisher: Titan Comics
Format: 32pp, FC
Release Date: December 24, 2014
In the distant past, the land that would be India played host to a war between ancient aliens, whose cross-temporal battles contributed to the country’s rich myths and legends. Kali, oldest and deadliest of these creatures, was thought defeated long, long ago; her body scattered throughout time to prevent her return. But her psychic essence could not be killed… nor her millennia-long quest for vengeance.
Now, in the 23rd Century, she is on the brink of resurrection. And with India at the forefront of human spaceflight, it’s not only Earth that falls to her predations if she succeeds – but the whole cosmos!
In a race against time, and across it, the Doctor and Clara must gather secrets, intelligence and allies from across India’s past, present and future – if they are to survive… THE SWORDS OF KALI!
Comes with three covers to collect!
THE ZOOHUNTERS #2
Peter Steigerwald – Story & Art
There IS life on other planets—THEY find it.
Abros has been teaching his son Ty the skills it takes to be a ZooHunter when on a far frozen planet they are ambushed by the rogue ZooHunter Minalara! What menace does her appearance spell for our duo? Read issue two to find out!
Creator and artist Peter Steigerwald presents to you the newest Aspen hit series – THE ZOOHUNTERS!
THE ZOOHUNTERS #2 is in stores December 24th, 2014!
KINGDOM OF THE WICKED
Written by: Ian Edginton
Art by: D’Israeli
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
FORMAT: 128pp, FC, HC
PRICE: $19.99 US, $22.95 CAN, £14.99 UK
RELEASE DATE: Wednesday, January 06, 2015
In this sumptuous collection of their first collaboration, Ian Edginton and D’Israeli – whose work together includes H.G Wells’ The War of the Worlds, Scarlet Traces, Stickleback and Nevermore: Murder in the Rue Morgue – explore the knife-edge between childhood memory and adult nightmare!
The 21st Century’s greatest living children’s author is sucked back into the world of his childhood daydreams – only to find it transformed into a landscape of horror, war and famine! Can he escape this prison of the mind – or end the war that has devastated his imagination?
Story By: Ales Kot
Art By: Alberto Ponticelli
Art By: Jordie Bellaire
Cover By: Alberto Ponticelli
Cover By: Tom Muller
Diamond ID: OCT140780
Published: December 17, 2014
A team of professionals goes after Zero and the entire Agency. It all points back to the Beit Hanoun incident.
SABRINA’S CHRISTMAS MAGIC
The snow is falling, the carolers are caroling, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch is zapping up some Christmas magic for all her family and friends! The Spellman family does Christmas a little differently—for example, decorating the tree with the powers of levitation is much easier! We’ll bet you’ve never gotten a new magic broom as a gift or shared a glass of eggnog with a werewolf, either! See how magical the holidays can be with this 100-page collection of Sabrina’s best Christmas stories
Vampirella Feary Tales #3
Nancy A. Collins, Elaine Lee, Joe R. Lansdale, Keith Lansdale (w)
Jack Jadson, Eman Casallos, Elmo Eklabuz (a)
Jay Anacleto, Arthur Adams, David Roach (c)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 35 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
FANS, ASK YOUR RETAILER FOR THE:
Mike Mayhew “Virgin Art” retailer incentive cover
Vampirella is still trapped inside the nightmarish netherworld of the Feary Tales book, tormented by the disembodied voice of the mysterious Storyteller, and her only hope of escaping is if she can survive the ghoulish mix-ups of familiar nursery tales until she reaches the last story. But first she must weather Stephen R. Bissette (Swamp Thing) and Denis St. John’s (Monster Pie) macabre re-imagining of the classic Betty Boop version of “Snow White”, then help track down a little missing mermaid in Gail Simone’s (Red Sonja) “Thirsty, Thirsty Town”.
The Wicked + The Divine #6
Story By: Kieron Gillen
Art By: Jamie McKelvie
Art By: Matt Wilson
Cover By: Jamie McKelvie
Cover By: Matt Wilson
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: OCT140611
Published: December 17, 2014
THE FAUST ACT is over Welcome to FANDEMONIUM. The second arc of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE begins in its traditional manner (i.e. a ludicrous pun.) We’d say something like “nothing will ever be the same again” but if you think about it, you can say that about literally everything, ever. Er…also some comic story. Probably.
Authors: Charles M. Schulz, Jeff Dyer, Jason Cooper, and Vicki Scott
Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Robert Pope, and Vicki Scott
With the science fair in full swing, Lucy knows exactly how to win that First Place ribbon. While all the other kids will have rocks, bugs, and batteries, Lucy will be find a way to scientifically prove whether Linus’s blanket can truly bring him security.