My Comic Book Picks for This Week!
A cataclysm of unknown origins unleashed a race of gigantic monsters whose presence has driven humanity underground. There, two orphans discover that the most dangerous monster is ambition, which unchecked, will grow until it devours you! Writer: Carlos Valderrama/ Artist: Miguel Valderrama
Action Comics #993
BOOSTER SHOT’ part one! As Superman struggles to cope with Mr. Oz’s true identity, the Man of Steel turns to the only ‘hero’ he knows who can prove once and for all if Oz’s story is true: Booster Gold! But a massive power doesn’t want our heroes venturing through time, and will do anything it can to sabotage their journey! Writer: Dan Jurgens/ Artist: Steve Pugh
Angry Birds Comics Quarterly Monsters and Mistletoe
Red, Matilda, Chuck, and all your favorite, feathered friends are back for more adventures in the second Angry Birds quarterly comic! This oversized issue is crammed full of creative characters and silly stories that will delight readers new and old! Writer: Paul Tobin – Various/Artist: Jordi Alfonso – Various
Wicked and Divine Christmas Annual #1
JAMIE said ‘It’s a shame we never saw any of the gods’ early funtimes,’ and KIERON said ‘Yeah,’ and then they looked at each other, and then called all their talented friends to do a Christmas album of (mostly) fan service! Inanna and Baal getting it on! Lucifer and Sakhmet getting it on! Dionysus giving Baphomet a lift in a crappy car! And more! This one has it all. Writer: Kieron Gillen/Artist: Kris Anka – Various
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #27
THE FORBIDDEN PLA-NUT Part 1
What happens when we take Squirrel Girl back to her roots? Well, we shoot her into space, OBVIOUSLY. Nancy and Tippy find themselves on an alien world where all is not what it seems. Squirrel Girl needs to find a way to get to the other side of the universe to save ’em, STAT. Intergalactic transport through the cosmic realm? This sounds like a job for the Sorcerer Supreme! I’m sure Doctor Strange will be happy to he – I’m sorry, what’s that? Doctor Strange is gone and now LOKI is Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme? Oh. Well, I’m sure he’ll do his best. After all, what could possibly go wrong? Guess what, in this issue, everything possible goes wrong! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Writer: Ryan North/Artist: Erica Henderson
Monstro Mechanica #1
A new series starring Leonardo da Vinci, his female apprentice and their wooden robot! At the height of the Renaissance, warring factions vie for control of Leonardo da Vinci’s destructive arsenal. The only thing standing in their way is Leonardo’s young apprentice and her nine-foot tall mechanical bodyguard. Together, they navigate a world of wicked men and war machines, determined to save Leonardo from the world-and the world from Leonardo. From creators Paul Allor (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Chris Evenhuis (Wynonna Earp) comes this swashbuckling adventure story about war, identity and the birth of the modern world!
Archie Christmas Spectacular #1
Get ready for a Christmas spectacular featuring some of Archie’s most festively fun stories!
Jughead the Hunger #2
New Ongoing Series! As Jughead’s life as a fugitive grows deadlier, Betty and Archie close in-and they’re not alone. Betty’s werewolf hunter relatives’ ruthlessness may spell the end for good ol’ Jug! Writer: Frank Tieri/Artist: Pat Kennedy – Tim Kennedy
(Black Mask Comics)
On a journey to track down the grave of their estranged father, Maribel and Anthony find their way to the Malort Cemetery, a strange, seemingly abandoned field of mostly unmarked tombs. There they encounter an eccentric clan of grave-robbers who’ve devised a highly-addictive drug made from human remains–and the fresher the corpse, the stronger the dose. What started out as an attempt to reconnect with the past becomes a descent into a psychedelic, neon-colored nightmare, will Maribel and Anthony find their way through the hallucinogens or will they become the next hit?
Written by M.L. Miller (Pirouette) and featuring mind-shredding artwork by new artist James Michael Whynot, Gravetrancers delivers a grisly grindhouse tale of taboo and terror.
Emmy and WGA Award-nominated writer Jeff Loveness (Marvel’s Nova) presents an exploration of the classical biblical character, perfect for fans of Preacher and The Goddamned. Judas Iscariot journeys through life and death, grappling with his place in ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told,’ and how much of his part was preordained. In a religion built on redemption and forgiveness, one man had to sacrifice himself for everyone… and it wasn’t Jesus.Writer: Jeff Loveness/Artist: Jakub Rebelka