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Preview: Venus TP

Venus TP

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Rick Loverd
Artist: Huang Danlan
Cover Artist: W. Scott Forbes
Price: $19.99

Science fact and science fiction collide in this new story from Rick Loverd, Program Director for The Science and Entertainment Exchange, an organization that pairs expert scientists with storytellers.

In 2150, Earth’s resources have been depleted and countries race to outer space to mine what they need from other planets. A group of Americans making its way to Venus crash-lands on the planet, forcing them to do whatever it takes to navigate the harsh landscape in their journey to find the science base they were flying toward. In the vein of great adventure survival stories like Lost and The Martian, there’s only one reality on Venus—adapt or die.

Collects the complete limited series.

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Batman #50 CoverWednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Alex

Top Pick: Batman #50 (DC Comics) – Scott Snyder is one of the best writers to get his hands on the Dark Knight in recent memory. I’ve made no secret of my love for his current run on this series (have you been reading Mr H and Alex Discuss…?), and I am chomping at the bit to get my grubby mitts on this comic, and for once I don’t care about the inflated price. With Bruce Wayne returning under the cape and cowl, it’s going to be an epic.

All-New Classic Captain Canuck #1 (Chapterhouse Comics) – Spinning out of the back up strips of Captain Canuck comes the adventures of the classic Captain. The #0 issue last month was fantastic, an anthology of the back up strips to date. This first issue in the new series features a version of the character that is more appealing to me, personally, than the more modern version. I’m looking forward to this issue.

Hyperion #1 (Marvel) – The previews had me sold when I read that Hyperion may use a transfer truck as a baseball bat. That’s an image I have to see.

Klaus #4 (Boom! Studios) – As outlandish as the whole Santa Claus: Year One concept is, in Grant Morrison and Dan Mora’s hands it’s one that has been working better than it has any right to be. Absolutely brilliant series.

 

Javier

Top Pick: Delete #1 (Devil’s Due) – More indie sci-fi, but this is from the same team that is currently writing Harley Quinn.  A young mute girl, in a future where memories can be implanted and removed, witnesses a murder and is on the run with her protector. Looks promising.

Birthright #15 (Image Comics)  – Wizardry and sword fighting fantasy running amok in our world.  Love it.

Grayson #18 (DC Comics)  – Tim Seeley and Tom King are making the James Bond thing work for Grayson.  More people should be reading this.

Pencil Head #3 (Image Comics) – Ted McKeever’s fictionalized and irreverent behind the scenes look at the comic book industry is a fun, but twisted, read.

Venus #4 (BOOM! Studios) – This is the final issue. I’m sad to see this one go; I was hoping for a 6 to 12 issue run on this sci-fi piece with a re-imagined dystopian American/Chinese space race.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Batman #50 (DC Comics) – Things have been building for so long, it’s kind of hard for this comic to not be at the top of my pick list. We’ll most likely see Bruce Wayne again as Batman, taking up the mantle once again to save Gotham. And yes, that makes my inner kid a little giddy. This is hopefully the payoff we’ve been waiting for.

All-New Captain Canuck #1 (Chapterhouse Comics) – I love the relaunched Captain Canuck, and to be able to get a double dose of the character is fine by me. It’s superhero stories that gets rid of the grim and gritty and instead inject old school fun.

Circuit Breaker #1 (Image Comics) – The first issue is crazy and so out there, I don’t know how to describe it. It feels like very Japanese stereotype mashed together in an anime-ish style that is a visual assault. And of course if focuses on evil robots.

Independence Day #1 (Titan Comics) – The movie gets the comic book treatment before the sequel hits theaters this year.

Superman: Lois and Clark #6 (DC Comics) – I think this is the best Superman comic on the market right now with a great mix of old and new and some fantastic visuals. I hope we see more of this with Rebirth.

Preview: Venus #4 (of 4)

Venus #4 (of 4)

Writer: Rick Loverd
Artist: Huang Danlan

Final issue! With no government and no rules, how do you punish a traitor?

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Preview: Venus #3 (of 4)

Venus #3 (of 4)

Writer: Rick Loverd
Artist: Huang Danlan

In the wake of a horrific tragedy, Pauline struggles to maintain order and keep the crew focused on survival.

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Preview: Venus #2 (of 4)

Venus #2 (of 4)

Writer: Rick Loverd
Artist: Huang Danlan

Pauline and the rest of the survivors from the Mayflower take stock of the base on Venus, but there’s a saboteur in their midst who’s sowing tension in the ranks.

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Around the Tubes

We’re inching towards the new year, and today is the last new comic day of 2015! What’s everyone getting? We’ve got reviews throughout the day, so kick back and enjoy!

While you await those, here’s some news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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ICv2 – Comic Retailers Confident About Customers, Concerned About Publishers – Wasn’t there a West Wing episode calling in to question these types of surveys? How much are they concerned is the key.

Washington Post – Why are there no staff black cartoonists at a time when we need them most? – Why are there so few at major comic companies?

NBC – Editorial: The ‘Asian Superhero’ Is Not An Oxymoron – Folks need to really learn their comic history, *cough* Green Turtle *cough*

New Republic – Wonder Woman Used to Be Radically Kinky. Now She’s Just Another Generic Superhero. What Happened? – Good question.

Paste Magazine – Guest List: Kate Leth on the Music Behind Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! – This is cool.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

ICv2 – Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie – Rebellion Vol. 1

Talking Comics – Venus #1

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

MIRAGE-SEC_001_COVER-A_DJURDJEVICWednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Alex

Top Pick: Rocketeer At War #1 (IDW Publishing) – I loved the Rocketeer movie, and I can’t wait to get my hands on this comic. It ticks three of my attention grabbing boxes: pulp style heroes, a mid  20th century setting, and the Rocketeer. Will it actually be any good? I’ll find out and let you know!

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #2 (DC Comics) – I still haven’t read the first issue, yet, but with all the great things I’ve heard about that, it’s easy to be excited for this issue. Just not the price tag.

Extraordinary X-Men #4 (Marvel) – One of the best X-Men comics I’ve read in years, and it’s drawn by Humberto Ramos, who I’m a huge fan of. This is a comic that can’t really go wrong for me on paper.

 

Brett

Top Pick: The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage: Second Lives #1 (Valiant) – The first volume of Doctor Mirage was fantastic and to get a second just makes me happy. The character is awesome and art fantastic. Basically, what I’d expect from a Valiant book.

Darth Vader #14 (Marvel) – The latest entry to Vader Down? Yes please! The storyline reminds us how much of a badass Vader truly is.

Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat #1 (Marvel) – It’s an intriguing character to be getting her own series, but she has a higher profile thanks to Jessica Jones. I want to see where it goes.

The Paybacks #4 (Dark Horse) – One of the funniest, most entertaining superhero comics this year. Each issue has delivered pure entertainment.

Venus #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Mankind head to the stars due to the depletion of natural resources on Earth. China has claimed Mars which forces the U.S. to head to Venus where things don’t go well. Sounds awesome.

 

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Angela Queen of Hel #3 (Marvel) – “To the soundtrack of a totally sick Nordic death metal solo, Angela and Sera embark on the conquest to crown Angela Queen of the Dead…and encounter some who they have sent to the afterlife themselves!” – nuff said.

Island #5 (Image Comics) – Brandon Grahams ambitious anthology magazine features “Stories of space cannibalism, future tech dependency and volcano gods along with articles and illustration in the monthly oversized comics magazine.” this month!

Kaptara TP Vol. 1 (Image Comics) – The first issue’s title was “Space: Why you gotta be like that?” Everyone talks about Chip Zdarsky’s work on Sex Criminals, Howard the Duck, Jughead, but this creator-owned series is where his humor and inventiveness really shines. He’s doing a modern, adult riff on He-Man with a gay Indian-American in the lead Keith “Prince of the Dancefloor”. Kagan Mcleod’s art makes riotous cartoons out of He-Man and 70s space and sword and sorcery art. I love it.

Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat #1 (Marvel) – Hellcat? Hell yes! Writer Kate Leth is a fan-favorite bisexual feminist comics dynamo and she’s finally getting her first Marvel monthly title.  Patsy’s friends with all our favorite heroines; She-Hulk and now Jessica Jones (according to Netflix). This comic is positioned to be a hit.

Princeless Book 5 Make Yourself #0 (Action Lab Entertainment) – The all-ages series of girl knights, and scientists and pirates and rogues goes a little introspective in this story arc. It’s going to be great.

 

Javier

Top Pick: Bloodshot Reborn #9 (Valiant) – The current ‘Hunt’ arc comes to an end, so this will likely be an exciting new beginning for the main character.  Plus I am looking forward to Butch Guice’s alt cover.

The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage Second Lives #1 (Valiant) – Valiant attracts talent, and they lined up Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages) and acclaimed artist Roberto de la Torre. A lot of hype behind this one, so I’m going to check it out; and Valiant hasn’t disappointed me yet. Also, I’ve never read Meter’s Hopeless Savages, but I plan to pick up used copies of the graphic novels to see what I missed.

Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #2 (Marvel) – This one is just simple fun. They all don’t have to be dark and violent.

Pretty Deadly #7 (Image Comics) – One of these days DeConnick and Rios will explain this one.  All I know is that I walk away feeling enlightened after reading this fantastical blend of Western and Magical art.

Wild’s End: Enemy Within #4 (BOOM! Studios) – I’ve been enjoying this one as a sci-fi fan.  It’s Animal Farm meets War of the Worlds.

Preview: Venus #1 (of 4)

Venus #1 (of 4)

Writer: Rick Loverd
Artist: Huang Danlan

In 2150, Earth’s resources are depleted, and countries race to outer space to mine what they need from other planets. China has laid claim to Mars, so the U.S. and its allies have to make do with getting what it needs from the inhospitable world of Venus. But for a group of Americans making its way there, survival has become all too real. After their ship crash-lands on the planet, the scrappy crew is forced to do whatever it takes to navigate the harsh landscape in their journey to find the science base they were flying toward. In the vein of great adventure survival stories like Lost and The Martian, there’s only one reality on Venus—adapt or die.

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Adapt or Die on Venus

Adventuring into an unknown frontier, discovering something new, and facing impossible odds are the framework of some of our favorite stories. This December, creator Filip Sablik, co-creator and writer Rick Loverd, and artist Huang Danlan bring us Venus, a new original mini-series from award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios that evokes the history of great adventurers from the pilgrims to the Western pioneers, from deep-sea explorers to polar trailblazers, all of whom searched for a new beginning.

While Venus is a work of science fiction, Loverd is writing this with some scientific plausibility in mind. After all, he is currently the Program Director for the Science & Entertainment Exchange, a program of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), whose mission is to inspire better science in Hollywood by introducing entertainment professionals to great science communicators. Since its launch in 2008, The Exchange has completed more than 1,300 consults, including Iron Man 2, Tron: Legacy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Star Trek Into Darkness.

In Venus, it’s the year 2150. Earth’s resources are depleted, and countries race to outer space to mine what they need from other planets. China has laid claim to Mars, so the U.S. and its allies have to make do with getting what it needs from the inhospitable world of Venus. But for a group of Americans making its way there, survival has become all too real. After their ship crash-lands on the planet, the scrappy crew is forced to do whatever it takes to navigate the harsh landscape in their journey to find the science base they were flying toward. In the vein of great adventure survival stories like Lost and The Martian, there’s only one reality on Venus—adapt or die.

Venus #1 (of 4) arrives in comic shops on December 23rd with a main cover by W. Scott Forbes for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code OCT151194. Also available in a limited quality is a 10 Years incentive cover by Felipe Smith, and a retailer incentive cover by acclaimed illustrator Steven Thomas. In addition, each issue of the mini-series will contain a backmatter essay written by a different scientific authority, including Randii R. Wessen of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Phil Plait of Slate’s Bad Astronomy Blog.

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BOOM! Studios in January 2016

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #0

Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Kyle Higgins, Mairghread Scott, Steve Orlando
Artists: Hendry Prasetyo, Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artist: Goñi Montes

What’s to Love: Saban’s Power Rangers is a multi-generational, globally recognized franchise. With its epic Ranger suits, giant Zords and Megazords, and—at its core—a story of super powered teens who defend the world from evil, the Power Rangers series is a pop-culture phenomenon that has continued to resonate with fans for more than 22 years. We, as huge Power Rangers fans ourselves, are excited to produce a modern Power Rangers comic featuring the iconic characters from the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series.

What It Is: It’s Morphin Time! Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers make their BOOM! Studios comic debut in this kick-off #0 issue, which sets the stage for the rest of the series. After escaping Rita Repulsa’s mind control, Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger, joins up with the rest of the Power Rangers to combat her never-ending evil plans. Any semblance of a normal life is gone for Tommy now, but with his newfound family there lies hope for a brighter path. Includes the short story from the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comics!

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THE LAST CONTRACT #1 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ed Brisson
Artist: Lisandro Estherren
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Lisandro Estherren
Incentive Cover: Vanesa R. Del Rey

What’s to Love: Last year, John Wick reminded everyone why hitmen make for awesome stories. Of course, we’ve known that for years as evidenced by The Killer and Hit. Ed Brisson’s (Batman & Robin Eternal, Sheltered) take on a retired hit man who finds himself as the target is a calculated thriller that kept us guessing until the end, and newcomer Lisandro Estherren’s (Tall Tales from the Badlands) noirish art perfectly sets the mood.

What It Is: A retired hit man, known only as “The Man,” is forced back into the game when a list of his kills is leaked by a mysterious blackmailer. The list makes targets out of anyone associated with one of the The Man’s previous jobs, not to mention The Man himself. As he fights to protect those the list exposes, The Man sets off to uncover the identity of the blackmailer so he can move on with his new life once and for all, but will the truth ruin those chances forever?

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ADVENTURE TIME: ICE KING #1 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Emily Partridge
Artist: Natalie Andrewson
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
Subscription: Corin Howell
Incentive: Wyeth Yates

What’s to Love: The Ice King is probably one of the most tragic and hilarious characters in the Land of Ooo, but we’ve never had the chance to really focus exclusively on him before. Now we’re taking a look at just what makes the Ice King tick with writer Emily Partridge (Adventure Time) and artist Natalie Andrewson (Lumberjanes).

What It Is: The Ice King has always been there, kidnapping princesses, messing with Finn and Jake, and generally being a weirdo. But there’s way more to him than that! He’s a deep, thoughtful person with a heart full of love! Or…maybe he just really wants to marry a princess. Either way, this is one journey the citizens of Ooo aren’t likely to forget!

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VENUS #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Rick Loverd
Artist: Huang Danlan
Cover Artist: W. Scott Forbes

Synopsis: Pauline and the rest of the survivors from the Mayflower take stock of the base on Venus, but there’s a saboteur in their midst who’s sowing tension in the ranks.

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SNOW BLIND #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ollie Masters
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Cover Artist: Tyler Jenkins

Synopsis: Teddy goes on the hunt around town trying to track down the man who is after his family.

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KLAUS #3 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Dan Mora

Synopsis: Klaus is caught delivering presents to the town’s children and must fight his way past Lord Magnus’s guards to avoid imprisonment.

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LAST SONS OF AMERICA #3 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Matthew Dow Smith
Cover Artist: Tonci Zonjic

Synopsis: Jackie and Julian are held captive by the crime lord Don Carlo. Bad news…especially if you kidnapped his daughter!

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ROWANS RUIN #4 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Mike Carey
Artist: Mike Perkins
Cover Artist: Mike Perkins

Synopsis: Final issue! Emily is back from America, and she’s ready to defend her secret at any cost.

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THE SPIRE #6 (of 8)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Jeff Stokely
Cover Artist: Jeff Stokely

Synopsis: Meera is held by the Zoarim at their camp as part of the Pax proceedings, but she’s not alone…

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WILD’S END: THE ENEMY WITHIN #5 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: I.N.J. Culbard
Cover Artist: I.N.J. Culbard

Synopsis: The group is scattered in the woods of Lower Crowchurch as the alien threat comes roaring back to life.

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JOHN FLOOD #6 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Justin Jordan
Artist: Jorge Coelho
Cover Artist: Jorge Coelho

Synopsis: Final issue! The cat-and-mouse game between Flood and Tate comes to a dangerous conclusion.

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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #14

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Maxim Simic
Cover Artist: Jason Copland

Synopsis: Snake prepares to defend his property from the government at any cost.

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THE WOODS #19

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas

Synopsis: Calder isn’t strong enough, and Isaac gets caught messing with dangerous powers.

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #20

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Dan McDaid
Cover Artists:
Main: Joe Eisma
Incentive: Aaron Alexovich

Synopsis: Jack has to keep his cover as a great sorcerer worthy of nomination into the Sorcerers’ Alliance while Miao Yin and Wang sort out some personal problems!

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REGULAR SHOW #31

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Mad Rupert
Artist: Laura Howell
Cover Artists:
Main: Jeremy de la Garza
Subscription: Will Kirkby

Synopsis: Rigby and Skips are forced to battle in the Crystal Coliseum while Benson and Mordecai struggle to find a way home from the Rainbow Palace in the clouds!

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ADVENTURE TIME #48

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Christopher Hastings
Artist: Zachary Sterling
Cover Artists:
Main: Maya Kern
Subscription: Ryan Robinson

Synopsis: Finn and Jake learn the truth about their mysterious old friend and his connection to Joshua’s spell.

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PEANUTS #30

Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Charles M. Schulz, Various
Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Various
Cover Artist: Charles M. Schulz, Various

Synopsis: Snoopy’s sister is in town, and it’s causing all kinds of trouble for Charlie Brown. Plus, a Woodstock adventure!

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GIANT DAYS #10

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Max Sarin
Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman

Synopsis: Esther’s old school friend “Big Lindsay” comes to visit with her baby, but watching the kid and being nice to the insatiable party girl begins to wear on everyone.

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MUNCHKIN #13

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Sam Sykes
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artist: Mike Luckas

Synopsis: A munchkin has to visit an expert for help after she’s hit with an unknown curse that’s making her lose everything.

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LUMBERJANES #22

Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
Cover Artists:
Main: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
Incentive: Eva Cabrera

Synopsis: When selkies hold Seafarin’ Karen’s boat hostage, the Lumberjanes will have to rely on the one person they aren’t sure they trust: the Bear Woman.

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JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: DRAGONS #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Nathan Pride
Artist: Nathan Pride
Cover Artist: Nathan Pride

Synopsis: Nathan Pride tells the tale of “The Worm of Lambton.” A young heir to a kingdom catches a horrid Worm while fishing on the banks of the River Wear and throws it into a well in disgust. When the Worm outgrows the well and begins to torment the nearby villagers, the heir will have to return to stop it.

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TOIL AND TROUBLE #5 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Mairghread Scott
Artists: Kelly & Nichole Matthews
Cover Artist: Kyla Vanderklugt

Synopsis: Smertae and Riata battle with Macbeth’s fate hanging in the balance.

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AMERICATOWN #6 (of 8)

Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Bradford Winters & Larry Cohen
Artist: Daniel Irizarri
Cover Artist: Mike Choi

Synopsis: When Arroyo’s partner slips into a coma, his quest becomes personal.

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LANTERN CITY #9

Retail Price: $3.99
Writers: Matthew Daley & Mairghread Scott
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artist: Benjamin Carré

Synopsis: New story arc! While Lantern City falls into chaos, Killian introduces Sander to another civilization living far outside the city walls.

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CURB STOMP TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Devaki Neogi
Cover Artist: Tula Lotay

Synopsis: What’s to Love: Punk rock isn’t dead…yet. Turf wars, breaking rules, crushing violence, and Black Flag—these are a few of our favorite things, and Curb Stomp straight-up knocks our teeth out (in a good way). It’s an unflinching, visceral look at the lengths one woman will go to protect her friends, her family, and her home—perfect for fans of Rat Queens and the seminal ‘70s cult-favorite film The Warriors.

What It Is: Three gangs. Five girls. No way out. Machete Betty leads a small gang of women under the self-appointed task of protecting their home of Old Beach, one of three boroughs surrounding a rich metropolitan city. When Betty takes the life of a rival gang member in an act of self-defense, she sets off a chain reaction of retaliation, gang warfare, and unlikely allies. It’s up to the The Fever—Machete Betty, Derby Girl, Bloody Mary, Daisy Chain, and Violet Volt—to defend their turf at all costs. Collects the complete four-issue limited series.

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SONS OF ANARCHY VOL. 4 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Ed Brisson
Artist: Matías Bergara
Cover Artist: Toni Infante

Synopsis: Based on the hit FX series! The Sons of Anarchy are more than a club, more than a gang, more than an organization: they are a brotherhood. But what happens when your favorite Sons are on their own? In these four stand-alone stories, Jax confronts an ex-member of the club who opens old wounds. Juice’s side business, Clear Passages, faces a blackmail plot which is more complex than it first appears. Bobby’s trip to Vegas takes a wild, hungover turn for the worse. And Happy, long before he became a Son, gets his very first tattoo. These are the Sons as you’ve never seen them before: alone. Collects issues #15-18.

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA VOL. 2 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Writers: John Carpenter, Eric Powell
Artist: Brian Churilla
Cover Artist: Eric Powell

Synopsis: Based on the cult-classic John Carpenter film! With the unintended help of Jack Burton, Lo Pan and the Three Storms have returned! On the run, Jack Burton and Wang Chi must traverse America in the Pork-Chop Express to escape the onslaught of the Wing Kong and Lords of Death. With Egg and Miao Yin escaping into the Midnight Road, their only chance at survival is keeping the jade eyes from Lo Pan’s grasp. Collects issues #5-8.

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SUICIDE RISK VOL. 6 TP (Advance solicited for February 2016 shipping)

Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: Mike Carey
Artist: Elena Casagrande
Cover Artist: Stephanie Hans

Synopsis: With his newly adopted Earth at stake, Requiem must forge an alliance with a powerful entity more dangerous than himself: Aisa. The follower of a great and ancient goddess, Aisa and her sister Diva may hold the key to closing the F.A.U.L.T.Line once and for all—but on which side will Tracey find herself when they do? Mike Carey (Lucifer, The Unwritten) and fan-favorite artist Elena Casagrande (Hulk, Hack/Slash) conclude the mysterious superhero world of Suicide Risk with this critically acclaimed sixth and final arc. Collects issues #22-25.

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ROBOCOP: DEAD OR ALIVE VOL. 2 TP (Advance solicited for February 2016 shipping)

Retail Price: $19.99
Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artist: Goñi Montes

Synopsis: Somewhere there is a crime happening. RoboCop, now a lone officer in the field, faces the calamity of ED-209 attacks plaguing his city. As he works the streets, newly promoted Detective Anne Lewis will work outside her jurisdiction to bring Killian’s corruption to an end. But they are merely pawns in Killian’s game. This is the beginning of the end for Detroit. The action-packed series from Joshua Williamson (Nailbiter, Birthright) and Carlos Magno (Lantern City) continues in the second chapter to the Dead or Alive trilogy. Collects issues #5-8.

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ADVENTURE TIME: SUGARY SHORTS VOL. 2 TP

Retail Price: $19.99
Writers: Roger Langridge, Derek Fridolfs, Noelle Stevenson, Jai Nitz, and more
Artists: Frazer Irving, Roger Langridge, Dustin Nguyen, Noelle Stevenson, and more
Cover Artist: Dan Hipp

Synopsis: Collecting stories by amazing creators from around the world, Sugary Shorts Volume Two stars all your favorite characters from Marceline the Vampire Queen to Cinnamon Bun. This collection contains so much sugary goodness it’s almost too sweet to handle. Featuring the work of Dustin Nguyen, Noelle Stevenson, Roger Langridge, Frazer Irving, and more!

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BEE AND PUPPYCAT VOL. 2 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Writers: Zachary Sterling, Meredith McClaren, Joy Ang, T. Zysk, and more
Artists: Zachary Sterling, Meredith McClaren, Joy Ang, T. Zysk, and more
Cover Artist: Natasha Allegri

Synopsis: Being a magical temp worker isn’t as easy as it looks!. From the mind of creator Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake), this imaginative world takes a life of its own as Bee and PuppyCat learn how to work together with whatever the day throws at them. Enjoy all-new adventures from visiting a local carnival to Bee’s first sick day in a collection of shorts by the amazing talent of Zachary Sterling (Adventure Time), Meredith McClaren (Hinges), Joy Ang (Adventure Time), and many more! Collects issues #5-8.

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THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL VOL. 2 TP (Advance solicited for February 2016 shipping)

Retail Price: $14.99
Writers: Frank Gibson, Tyson Hesse
Artist: Tyson Hesse
Cover Artist: Irene Flores

Synopsis: There’s no such thing as a dull day in Elmore! Gumball, Darwin, and Anais stir up trouble wherever they go, but they can always count on each other for help. Based on the hit Cartoon Network show that The Onion’s A.V. Club calls “a revelation,” The Amazing World of Gumball will delight readers of all ages. Collects issues #5-8.

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GUNNERKRIGG COURT VOL. 3 TP

Retail Price: $16.99
Writer: Tom Siddell
Artist: Tom Siddell
Cover Artist: Tom Siddell

Synopsis: In the third volume of this critically acclaimed webcomic series, Annie and Kat continue to uncover terrible secrets about their school, Gunnerkrigg Court, while relationships grow and the boundaries of reality are blurred. In the meantime, Coyote begins to show that things in the forest are not quite what they seem. Annie’s second year at the Court comes to a dramatic end! First time printed in softcover.

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MEZOLITH VOL. 1 HC (Advance solicited for February 2016 shipping)

Retail Price: $24.99
Writer: Ben Haggarty
Artist: Adam Brockbank
Cover Artist: Adam Brockbank
Synopsis:

What’s to Love: Mezolith is an award-winning British graphic novel that we are excited to publish for the first time in the U.S. because it’s a captivating, coming-of-age story with lush, gorgeous art! Writer Ben Haggarty is a renowned performance storyteller, having been appointed Honorary Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin, and illustrator Adam Brockbank is a storyboard and concept artist who has worked on the Captain America, Spider-Man, and Harry Potter films. The pair has collaborated to produce one of the best-looking books you’ll see all year.

What It Is: 10,000 years ago, the Kansa tribe live on the eastern shores of Stone Age Britain, where danger is never far away. Each season brings new adventures, each hunt has its risks, and each grim encounter with the neighboring tribe is fraught with threat. Poika, a boy on the verge of manhood, must trust the wisdom of his elders and endure life’s rites of passage as he finds his place in the tribe.

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LUMBERJANES VOL. 3 TP (Advance solicited for February 2016 shipping)

Retail Price: $14.99
Writers: Noelle Stevenson & Shannon Watters, Faith Erin Hicks
Artists: Carolyn Nowak, Various
Cover Artist: Noelle Stevenson

Synopsis: It’s a free day at Lumberjanes camp, and the Roanoke cabin is…bored out of their skulls. With nothing to fight the girls set themselves to earning all the badges they can that don’t involve monsters or the supernatural, which is surprisingly hard! When Mal and Molly sneak off in search of real adventure, they accidentally stumble into something more than they ever bargained for. Collects the Halloween special issue #9 written by Faith Erin Hicks and #10-12.

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