The Amazing World of Gumball #5
Author: Frank Gibson
Artist: Tyler Hesse
Gumball and Darwin are having a totally relaxing day. No wacky misadventures, no getting into trouble…just enjoying each other’s company and—oooh, Battle of the Bands!! They’ve gotta try out for that!
Butterfly #3 (of 4)
Story: Arash Amel
Author: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Stefano Simeone
Butterfly’s enemies have caught up to her and she’s led them and their intentions of violence to her father’s door. They will have to work together in order to keep Nightingale’s family safe…but that doesn’t mean they’ll be safe from each other.
Dead Letters #6
Author: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Chris Visions
After last month’s major revelation and the return of someone from his life Down There, Sam returns to the main metropolis in a hunt to find the Saints of Nowhere that have been wreaking havoc on the New Arrivals to Purgatory.
Memetic #2 (of 3)
Author: James Tynion IV
Artist: Eryk Donovan
The apocalypse continues in the second installment of the oversized, 48-page Memetic. In Day Two of this crisis, Aaron tries to escape his college campus overrun with Screamers, while Marcus and his Pentagon team attempt to track down the source of the meme and eliminate it before time runs out.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #1 (of 6)
Author: Michael Moreci
Artist: Dan McDaid
Bridging the 10-year gap between the Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes films, fans will bear witness to the fall of humanity and the rise of Caesar’s civilization. While the apes of the world have yet to advance as a species, Caesar must find a way to unify them to one cause. On the other side of the country, Malcom must venture into the decaying Americas with his family to find a cure for the plague slowly killing his wife, Rita. World powers will shift as civilizations collapse and rise.
Michael Moreci (Curse, Hoax Hunters) and Dan McDaid (Mind the Gap) bring the hard-bitten world of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes to life—dealing with both classic and modern POTA questions of what the true meaning of “society” is, and if being “civilized” is even possible in a world wracked with strife. Great for fans of end-of-the-world stories like 12 Monkeys, The Road, and Children of Men.
Capture Creatures #1
Author: Frank Gibson
Artist: Becky Dreistadt
Over a hundred wonderful and terrifying creatures have suddenly appeared on Earth. Two teens set off on an adventure to investigate the origins of these curious creatures and learn how they can stop those who are trying to destroy them.
Becky Dreistadt (Adventure Time 2014 Annual) and Frank Gibson (The Amazing World of Gumball) are two of the most clever and visually arresting creators in the business, and this is one of their most ambitious projects ever. From the vivid visuals to the rad story and hilarious, heartwarming moments, you’ll love every second in this world. If you like titles like Pokémon or Digimon, or just like cool things, this is definitely the comic for you. Plus, this issue is oversized with 30 pages of story!
Archaia, an imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, invites you to pull on your racing gear and rev up your engines this December for the new sci-fi adventure series Rocket Salvage. Creator/writer Yehudi Mercado and artist Bachan give new meaning to the term “space race” with this six-issue limited series about a disgraced former rocket racer named Primo Rocket and his clone kids as they take off across the galaxy to escape the alien gangsters targeting them.
Primo Rocket was the fastest racer in the galaxy until a crash changed his fate and that of his space-station-city home, Rio Rojo. Now, Primo is the owner of a spaceship salvage yard with his two “kids,” clones Beta and Zeta. But everything changes after they become the target of a manhunt leading them on a string of intergalactic adventures. It’s up to this dysfunctional family to stay together and, ultimately, save their home.
Rocket Salvage #1 arrives in comic shops from Archaia on December 17th with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code OCT141161. The main cover is illustrated by series artist Bachan, with an incentive cover by Yehudi Mercado.
KaBOOM!, the imprint from publisher BOOM! Studios, has announced the New Year’s Eve release of Abigail and the Snowman, a new, original miniseries from Eisner Award-winning creator Roger Langridge. This heartwarming story follows young Abigail, the new girl at school with a habit of talking to imaginary friends. When her newest friend turns out to be a real yeti named Claude who escaped from a top-secret government facility, it’s up to Abigail to keep him safe from the “Shadow Men” chasing him.
Abigail and the Snowman #1 arrives in comic shops on December 31st with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code OCT141174. The main cover is illustrated by series creator Roger Langridge, with an incentive cover by Sonny Liew.
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser: Bestiary #4 (of 6)
Authors: Lela Gwenn, Ben Meares, Christian Francis, and Mark Miller
Artists: Daniele Serra, Huseyin Ozkan, and Carlos Magno
The descent into darkness continues with more all-new tales of the Cenobites! First, in “Study,” Lela Gwenn and Daniele Serra follow a anthropologist who goes from observer to subject, while in the continuing story “The Hunted,” Pinhead begins his counterattack against those trying to usurp his power.
Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches #3 (of 4)
Author: Matthew Dow Smith
Artist: Matthew Dow Smith
Matthew Dow Smith (X-Files, Hellboy) tells the epic Irish folktale of “The Phantom Isle.” When a young man shipwrecks on a mysterious island ruled by a council of witches, he has the choice of freedom or staying on the isle where he does not age. The lure of immortality is hard to resist, but it comes with a price he may not be willing to pay.