Sean | 10/02/2013 04:50 pm
Hello all of you out there in I Want More Comics Land!
At the beginning of each month we will be posting a blog about all the new #1 comics from the Previews catalog hitting shelves in two months. Titles on these lists are solicited two months in advance from our main distributor Diamond Comics. As an example all the books on this list are coming into shops in December.
This gives you some time to think about what you would like to add to your pull list. If any of these new #1 comics sound interesting to you please feel free to email, call or come see us in person to have them added to your pull list.
We want to do our best to get you all More Comics!
Halo: Escalation #1
Chris Schlerf (W), Sergio Ariño (P), Juan Castro (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), Anthony Palumbo (Cover), and Kenneth Scott (Variant cover)
On sale Dec 11
FC, 32 pages
Halo®, the most celebrated video game series of all time, joins forces with Dark Horse for a thrilling new ongoing series!
The UNSC flagship Infinity is assigned escort duty for a diplomatic mission between the Arbiter and a powerful chieftain of the Brute tribes—but when a rogue Covenant group attacks, it's going to take all the firepower the Spartans have to keep the delegates alive!
• First issue of an all-new ongoing Halo series from Dark Horse!
• An essential addition to the Halo canon!
• The Halo franchise has sales eclipsing $3 billion over its lifetime!
• From Christopher Schlerf, lead writer of Halo 4!
Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #1 (of 5)
Tim Siedell (W), Gabriel Guzman (A), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Felipe Massafera (Cover)
On sale Dec 18
FC, 32 pages
During the Clone Wars, a single trooper—left for dead during battle—comes to hate the Jedi generals who abandoned him. Years later, he lives on, bitter and angry, until hearing tales of a great warrior. Now, this clone believes he may have found the leader he should have been following all along . . . Darth Vader!
• All-new series starring Darth Vader!
• Tim Siedell (@badbanana) has one of Time's 140 Best Twitter Feeds!
Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #1 (of 12)
J. Michael Straczynski (W), Pete Woods (A/Cover/Pencil variant cover), and Matthew Wilson (C)
On sale Dec 4
FC, 32 pages
A-listers J. Michael Straczynski and Pete Woods unite for the biggest Terminator story ever! Hopping between the future and the past, this sweeping, twelve-issue epic counts down the end of the Machine War—but not the one fans expect! Everything's at stake, and the fates of Skynet and John Connor will be told!
• The story Terminator fans have been waiting for!
• From the mind of superstar writer J. Michael Straczynski (Ten Grand, Amazing Spider-Man, Thor)!
• Fan-favorite artist Pete Woods (Superman, Deadpool)!
JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 #1
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS
Art and cover by HOWARD PORTER
1:50 B&W Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
RESOLICIT • On sale DECEMBER 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information. This title is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.
The new series starring the heroes of today—tomorrow is resolicited, now with legendary artist Howard Porter (JLA) on board! But what are these heroes doing in the year 3000? And who (or what) brought them there? Get ready for a dose of wonder from the writing team of Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis!
HARLEY QUINN #1
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by CHAD HARDIN
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
1:25 Variant cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale DECEMBER 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Harley is set to begin her new life, but she needs a job first! Enter the Coney Island Roller Derby! It’s game time as Harley sets out to destroy her competition—literally!
LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #1
Written by DAN MISHKIN and JIM ZUBKAVICH
Art by TOM MANDRAKE and NEIL GOOGE
Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS
On sale DECEMBER 18 • 96 pg, FC, $9.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
In “Without Sin,” when the disfigured body of a priest is uncovered at a Gotham City demolition site, all clues lead Batman to suspect one of his old foes. But in Gotham City, not everything is as it appears. Plus: In “Dr. Quinn’s Diagnosis,” Batman interrogates Harley Quinn, who might reveal her puddin’s secrets…if Batman agrees to one strange demand.
SMALLVILLE: ALIEN #1
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER
Art by EDGAR SALAZAR and DYM
Cover by CAT STAGGS
On sale DECEMBER 11 • 40 pg, FC, 1 of 4, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
A new SMALLVILLE miniseries begins! Superman has barely adjusted to his new status quo when he finds himself racing against time (and Lex Luthor!) to uncover the secret behind a Russian meteor strike. Something has fallen from space—and it looks an awful lot like a Monitor! Don’t miss “Alien” part 1 of 4!
TEEN TITANS GO! #1
Written by SHOLLY FISCH and MERRILL HAGAN
Art by BEN BATES and JORGE CORONA
Cover by DAN HIPP
On sale DECEMBER 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
Based on the hit new TV show, feast your eyes on this all-new, all-ages comic book series! Join Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Cyborg and Raven as they display their unique brand of hijinks, mayhem and justice! But giant pizza monsters aren’t the only dastardly and delicious villains on the menu…so dig in, Titans!
DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #1
Written by TOBY LITT and MARK BUCKINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and GARY ERSKINE
Cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM
1:13 Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale DECEMBER 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
From the pages of THE SANDMAN, Neil Gaiman’s dead boys get their own monthly series! As fans of storybook detectives, Edwin Paine (died 1916) and Charles Rowland (died 1990) will take on any and all mysteries—including their own untimely deaths! The dead boys head back to St. Hilarions, where bullying headmasters continue to rule the school. But when they investigate the lingering mysteries of their own deaths, they meet a young girl named Crystal whose tech skills and strange link to the undead earn her a place as a new detective. DEAD BOY DETECTIVES is a fast-paced adventure series that takes us from the bustling streets of contemporary London to Japanese-inspired video games and dangerous worlds perched somewhere between the now and nevermore.
MATT FRACTION (W)
OLIVIER COIPEL (A/C)
• After INFINITY, the Marvel Universe has changed.
• The Avengers find themselves face to face with Karnak who has discovered the secret of the Inhumans that will shake the Marvel U to its core.
40 PGS./ONE SHOT/Rated T …$3.99
ORIGIN II #1 (OF 5)
KIERON GILLEN (W) • ADAM KUBERT (A/C)
Sketch Variant by Adam Kubert
Variant Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Deadpool Variant by TBA
Variant Cover by Skottie Young
Blank Variant Also Available
Special Digital Edition Offer! Each copy comes with a FREE digital edition download of ORIGIN II #1, ORIGIN #1, & WOLVERINE: JAPAN’S MOST WANTED INFINITE COMIC #1!
Featuring a special Collector’s Edition Acetate Cover!
Part 1 of 5! A few years after the events of ORIGIN finds James Howlett running with the wolves…until something unexpected brings him back into the world of Follow the first “X-Man” as he finds his way back to civilization and falls afoul of someone Sinister, who’s just discovering mutantkind and the horrors he can visit on them. Plus, discover the secret behind James’ greatest enemy! At some point, the mutant who will become The Wolverine must choose: is he man or is he beast? An all-new chapter in the secret origin of one of Marvel’s most mysterious characters is revealed starting this November, by superstars Kieron Gillen (YOUNG AVENGERS, IRON MAN) and Adam Kubert (AVENGERS, UNCANNY X-MEN, WOLVERINE)!
48 PGS./Parental Advisory …$4.99
MARVEL KNIGHTS: HULK #1 (OF 4)
JOE KEATINGE (W) • PIOTR KOWALSKI (A)
Cover by PIOTR KOWALSKI
Variant cover by CHRIS STEVENS
AN ALL-NEW HULK EPIC SPOTLIGHTING THE UNIQUE TALENTS OF TWO RISING STARS!
• Marvel Knights returns as a platform for the continuing influx of unique independent voices to Marvel—as writer Joe Keatinge (Glory) and artist Piotr Kowalski (Sex) unleash the green goliath!
• An amnesiac Dr. Bruce Bannner awakens on the banks of the Sienne—and soon finds himself in a desperate race through the streets of Paris! Who is hunting him—and how are they both transforming into grotesque Hulks?
• A mind-bending mystery + an iconic city + huge monsters = quirky cool Hulk action downloaded directly from the mad minds of Keatinge & Kowalski!
DEAD BODY ROAD #1 (of 6)
story JUSTIN JORDAN
art / cover MATTEO SCALERA & MORENO DINISIO
32 PAGES / FC / M
The men involved in his wife’s death must die. All of them.
Writer JUSTIN JORDAN (LUTHER STRODE) and artist MATTEO SCALERA (BLACK SCIENCE, Indestructible Hulk) craft the bruising story of one man’s revenge and the dark road he travels.
THE SAVIORS #1
story JAMES ROBINSON
art / cover J. BONE
32 PAGES / FC / M
Eisner Award winner JAMES ROBINSON (Starman, Earth 2) and artist extraordinaire J. BONE (The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror, The Spirit) present an all-new saga of monstrous alien horror.
When Tomas Ramirez stumbles upon an extraterrestrial conspiracy to take over the world, his life is changed forever. He must now seek out those few souls who share this terrible knowledge. But even united, how can they hope to defeat a shadowy alien cabal that is both indestructible and eager to kill anyone who threatens it?
story BRIAN JOINES
art / cover DEAN KOTZ
32 PAGES / FC / T+
Meet the Secret Society of Santa Clauses. For centuries, Father Christmas, Ded Moroz, Hoteiosho, and others have magically distributed Christmas cheer to children around the world. But when the source of their power is stolen, a desperate Society turns to an usual source for help: the dreaded Krampus, child-punishing demon of holiday lore. Free of his cell for the first time in decades, will the Krampus uncover the truth behind the Santas’ depowering or leave his jailers to their ultimate fate? It’s Snake Plissken by way of the Grinch as the darkly comedic adventure begins here.
CARBON GREY, VOL. 3 #1 (of 2)
story PAUL GARDNER, HOANG NGUYEN
art KHARI EVANS, HOANG NGUYEN & KINSUN LOH
cover a HOANG NGUYEN & KINSUN LOH
cover b KHARI EVANS & KINSUN LOH
32 PAGES / FC / T+
"MOTHERS OF REVOLUTION," Part One
Long ago, a child fled a revolution. She stole another’s name, betrayed a king, took his country to war, and turned sister against sister—all to reclaim her Father’s throne. She is Raisa Vasilyeva, illegitimate child of a Czar, Queen of Mitteleuropa, and now… destroyer of all things. The Sisters Grey return for the final devastating chapter of CARBON GREY.
SIN BOLDLY (one-shot)
story / art / cover JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER
32 PAGES / BW / M
JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER writes and draws two stories featuring characters that his die-hard fans have been asking about for years. In "Hell Is Waiting," Sinful Suzi learns a lesson about the wages of sin. And in "Burning Roses," Obsidian Stone loses an old friend and welcomes a new demon. This guilty pleasure is a long-overdue return to the B&W short stories that LINSNER started with in CRY FOR DAWN. Because if you are going to sin, then sin boldly!
APHRODITE IX: THE HIDDEN FILES #1
story MATT HAWKINS
art / cover STJEPAN SEJIC
32 PAGES / FC / T+
PEEK INTO THE PROPRIETARY BLACK BOX OF APHRODITE’S MIND!
The cybernetic assassin Aphrodite IX has survived the rise and fall of countless civilizations. What sacrifices and tragedies has she seen that have been erased from her memory?
Sinister Dexter #1 (of 7)
Dan Abnett (w) • Andy Clarke (a) • Antonio Fuso (c)
The popular sci-fi strip makes its way to our shores! Finn and Ramone in two classic 2000 AD stories! First is “Money Shots,” which sees the two gunsharks crashing the set of an adult movie in order to carry out a hit on a target that may be happier to see them than they expected! Second is “Point Blanc.” The duo is recruited to take out a narc boss who owns extreme firepower. Is their mystery employer out for more than control of Downlode’s heavy-duty killware?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
The smash-hit 2000AD series arrives on our shores!
By fan-favorite creators Dan Abnett and Andy Clarke!
All-new covers by acclaimed Cobra artist Antonio Fuso!
The Illegitimates #1 (of 6)—SPOTLIGHT
Taran Killam & Marc Andreyko (w) • Kevin Sharpe (a) • Jerry Ordway (c)
Jack Steele: World renowned agent of OLYMPUS, super-spy, debonair, lover of ladies, man-slut. While facing off with his arch-nemesis, Viktor Dannikor, Steele faces his biggest defeat, but who will take his place? Olympus scrambles to find not one, but FIVE newbie agents to fill the void and, unbeknownst to them, they share a common thread. Can these five strangers embrace their fates and come together to save the world? They are THE ILLEGITIMATES! And if you called them bastards.... you'd be absolutely right!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
From actor/comedian Taran Killam (SNL, The Heat, 12 Years a Slave), Eisner and Harvey nominated writer Marc Andreyko (Torso, Manhunter, Captain America & Bucky), and artist Kevin Sharpe (Avengers, Legion of Super-Heroes) comes an exciting and high-adventure series that will change your views on super-spies forever!
Deadworld: Restoration #1 (of 4)
Gary Reed (w) • Sami Makkonen (a & c)
The zombie classic returns in an all new series from the same creative team that brought you the acclaimed War of the Dead. The lepers have been slaughtered, the people who escaped the breeder pits head for the safety of New Washington, and now the zombies are under the control of Donna, the half-human/half-zombie hybrid. With King Zombie dead, she leads the zombies. Or does she?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Deadworld: War of the Dead won the Ghastly Award for Best Mini-Series of 2012!
Indestructible #1 (of 4)
Jeff Kline (w) • Javi Garron & Salvi Garcia (a) • Jose Lopez (c)
Meet Greg Pincus -- the planet’s brand-spanking-newest Superhero. One small problem: Greg is neither super, nor particularly heroic. But, he sure enjoys the perks that come with the job. Can Greg survive in a celebrity-obsessed world that wrongly believes he’s indestructible? Jeff Kline (Transformers: Prime, G.I. Joe: Renegades) explores this comedic take on a reluctant hero, and contemplates what is required to be considered “special” in a world where fame can come and go faster than a speeding bullet.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
The first offering from David Wohl’s new Darby Pop imprint!
ROVER RED CHARLIE #1 (OF 6)
AVATAR PRESS INC
(W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) Michael DiPascale
When a worldwide epidemic suddenly rids the Earth of all humans, what happens to man's best friend? GARTH ENNIS - the master wordsmith of Preacher and Crossed - delivers a story like no other, as a band of canines set out to survive on their own for the first time. This is the story of three best friends at the end of the World. Charlie was a helper dog and he was good at getting his feeders safely around. Now he and his pals Rover and Red must escape the failing New York City and find their way in this new order. Ennis applies his incredible talent for creating rich and complex characters to a whole new species, with this shockingly original tale that is fully painted by Michael Dipascale. Available with a Regular, Wraparound, and a Dog Days Order Incentive cover by series artist Michael Dipascale.
MIDAS FLESH #1 (OF 8) MAIN CVRS
(W) Ryan North (A) Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb (CA) John Keogh
WHY WE LOVE IT: We have been having so much fun with writer Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics, To Be Or Not To Be: That Is The Adventure) on ADVENTURE TIME that we couldn't resist the opportunity to publish a new original idea of his. And it is original.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: We've all heard of The Midas touch. You know, the Greek Mythology about the man who did a number on himself by wishing for everything he touched to turn to gold? Who better to turn that tale on its head with a heavy dose of scifi than Ryan North? Also, did we mention the Utahraptor?
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Fatima and her space crew have decided to return to Earth-a planet completely sectioned off, abandoned, and covered in gold-to find out exactly what happened to this once thriving planet and see if they can use that knowledge against the evil empire that's tracking them down. As luck would have it, they just landed the most powerful weapon in the universe: some ancient dead guy's body
DECEIVERS #1 (OF 6)
(W) Steven Grant (A) TBD (CA) Stéphane Roux
WHY WE LOVE IT: Everybody loves a good underdog story, and we're no exception. Make that double for your classic Robin Hoodstyle "steal from the rich, give to the poor" yarns, and when you couple that with Steven Grant's (2 GUNS) crackling dialogue and beautiful artwork from <TBD>? We couldn't resist!
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: DECEIVERS is a globetrotting espionage action/comedy populated by charming, clever characters and thrilling sleight of hand, perfect for fans of films like Catch Me if You Can and the Ocean's 11 series.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Lincoln McCord and Prince Adony Zaruka are two American con men living abroad in Europe, posing as an oil magnate and the descendant of long-lost royalty to live the high life by leeching off the European elite. But when an international thief begins wreaking havoc on their marks, the deceivers are enlisted by a rogue CIA agent to help entrap him.
DOC SAVAGE #1
(W) Chris Roberson (A) Bilquis Evely (CA) Alex Ross
In 1933, readers were first introduced to Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze. Raised from the cradle to be the pinnacle of mental and physical perfection, Doc Savage travels the world using science and sinews to right wrongs, aid the oppressed, and liberate the innocent. Whether with his team of able associates at their headquarters high atop the tallest building in the world, Doc Savage is tireless in his pursuit of knowledge and justice.
ROBOTECH VOLTRON #1 (OF 5)
(W) Tommy Yune (A) Elmer Damaso (CA) Tommy Yune
Part 1 of 5. Two of the greatest anime legends of all time are about to collide in one epic saga! The Lion Force team face the return of a mysterious ancient adversary that could jeopardize the very existence of Voltron itself. The repercussions threaten to reach across the fabric of time and space, all the way to Earth. How will Roy Fokker and the Skull Squadron cope with such a new menace, especially with the Zentraedi looming over Macross Island? What opportunities will King Lotor pursue in a crisis like this?
GRIMM WARLOCK #1 (OF 5)
(W) Jai Nitz (A) Jose Malaga (CA) Greg Smallwood
Check out this new mini-series based on the hit NBC show! Follow Portland Detective Nick Burkhardt on his adventures as a cop and as a monster-hunting Grimm. Nick and his partner Hank have to put the stop to a fixed basketball game that will keep the hometown team out of the playoffs. But the stakes are even higher when Nick finds the dangerous Wesen at the heart of the case.
SHERLOCK HOLMES MORIARTY LIVES #1 (OF 5)
(W) David Liss (A) Daniel Indro (CA) Francesco Francavilla
Professor James Moriarty has faced his arch rival, Sherlock Holmes, above Reichenbach Falls, where they have both plummeted to their doom. Or have they? Washed ashore in a strange town in Switzerland, Moriarty is alone, penniless, and without his network of thieves. Will his cunning and guile be enough against a foe more ruthless than Holmes himself? It's one of the greatest villains of all time as you've never seen him!
WWE ONGOING #1
(W) Mick Foley (A) Alitha Martinez (CA) Alitha Martinez & Various
"Pandemonium Squared," Part 1 of 4. WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley brings us an all-new adventure straight from the world of WWE's powerful, ongoing clashes. It all starts with a fierce battle between WWE Champion John Cena and Mark Henry, but quickly turns into all-out chaos! Soon virtually every WWE Superstar faces off in a no-holds-barred Brawl to End it All - but what has caused the wrestlers to virtually go berserk? Can Vickie Guerrero and Booker T manage such chaos, or will Mr. McMahon have to step in? Featuring CM Punk, Fandango, Sheamus and more!
GFT CODE RED #1 (OF 5)
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
(W) Patrick Shand (A) TBD (CA) Talent Caldwell
Recruited for the Realm Knights, Brittany (last name, can't remember? Walters?) finds herself facing the Dark Horde on a regular basis. But with a new leader in the Dark Queen the Horde is getting ready to launch their ultimate attack. Don't miss this new miniseries that ties directly into the upcoming milestone Grimm Fairy Tales #100.
BAR MAID #1 (OF 5)
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
(W) Clayburn Moore, Joe Brusha (A) TBD (CA) Billy Tucci
Taken in and trained by her uncle to be a freedom fighter after her parents were murdered, Cassidy O'Hara leads a dual life in the mountains and forests of Manchuria. Part time guerilla, part time saloon girl, Cassidy is about to be pulled into a plot that will affect the outcome of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and the very outcome of World War II.