DECEMBER! It's here and you know what that means...COMICS...we guess.
This week is extra special with not only a great week of release, the next Women's Comic Book Club this Sunday and the very special Signing/Meet & Greet event with new Image writer, Mat Groom for the release of his new comic, SELF MADE #1 on Saturday from midday.
Sydney-sider Matt Groom debuts a new series from Image with SELF MADE #1, Eduardo Ferigato on art duties. The Kingdom of Arcadia is ravaged by chaos, and amongst it, a warrior known as Amala Citlali, will seize her chance to become more than she was destined for. But in doing so, it may bring her face-to-face with the being she calls... God.
If this book really takes your fancy, don't forget Saturday where Matt Groom will be here in the store himself, signing copies of this premiere issue.
SHAZAM!! The name that makes thunder roll and lightning flash returns to comics with Geoff Johns and Dale Eaglesham's SHAZAM #1! Having been mysteriously quiet since DC Rebirth, Billy Batson, the original Captain Marvel, returns as the Big Red Cheese in his first ongoing series in 20 years, just in time to find out what Dr. Sivana and Mr. Mind are up in the Rock of Eternity. At last, Shazam is amongst us once more, and the Shazam family will be right there with him.
Doctor Strange is dead, the Marvel Universe will never be the same. Bruce Banner is demanding answers in Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo's DEFENDERS IMMORTAL HULK #1, and he's going to find them, whether the Immortal Hulk within him wants to or not.
Like a broken record, Namor, the ocean king, has declared war on the surface world in the pages of the Avengers, but a war require allies. Experience Namor's search for fellow warriors in DEFENDERS NAMOR #1, from Chip Zdarsky and Carlos Magno, which guarantees a journey through the wondrous world beneath the waters of the Marvel Universe.
Before he would rise up to steal the throne of Wakanda, and mark himself as the Black Panther's nemesis, Erik Killmonger was a boy named N'Jadaka. In KILLMONGER #1 (OF 5), see the actions that steal N'Jadaka from his home country and place him on the path of deadly vengeance for the childhood he never had.
With only six more months until the ultimate cinematic portrayal of the mighty Marvel characters in the untitled Infinity War sequel, you better get your hands on MARVELS AVENGERS UNTITLED PRELUDE #1 (OF 3). When we last saw our heroes, Thanos managed to wipe out half the population of the universe, but now you can see what led to those events, as moments from the film are recreated in true comic book fashion.
The yuletide season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate it than with the MERRY X-MEN HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1. Featuring the work of creators such as Chris Sims, Marco Failla and many more, enjoy twenty-five Christmas stories, one for each day of December until Christmas. Have fun finding out how Magneto celebrates Hanukkah, how Rogue and Gambit's first Christmas as husband and wife goes and if Jubilee really is the master mall navigator for all your shopping needs.
The Jedi maverick with the face of Liam Neeson stars in STAR WARS AGE REPUBLIC QUI-GON JINN #1, from Jody Houser and Cory Smith, finally expanding a little on the past of the mysterious Qui-Gon Jinn. Always at odds with the wishes and agenda of the Jedi Council, preventing his own seat upon it, Jinn will have to face the consequences of his non-conformity when a mission goes awry.
James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes has experienced more hardship in one lifetime than most, but having been redeemed himself, he believes in second chances. Now Bucky embarks on a new mission in WINTER SOLDIER #1, from Kyle Higgins and Rod Reis, to find those in need of a second chance, but he'll learn along the way that there are as many people out there undeserving of redemption as there are those who do.
The extermination is over, but not all survived. Nathan Summers, the man called Cable, is dead and no-one is taking that harder than his adopted daughter, Hope Summers. Will Hope be led down a dark path in X-MEN EXTERMINATED #1, from Zac Thompson, Neil Edwards and co, or can Jean Grey keep her on the straight and narrow? Plus, a bonus story from Cable's past, by none other than Chris Claremont himself!
Step back to a time where life thrived on Mars in Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo's MARTIAN MANHUNTER #1 (OF 12), where J'onn J'onnz was not the man you thought he'd be. He's a lawman for his people, sure, but he's one mean, green, corrupt bastard with a badge, and not afraid to abuse it. It's a cruel twist, full of controversy, watch as events unfold that present to him a second chance, the chance to become the hero he is today.
Award-winning writer, Nnedi Okorafor, begins her modern story of immigration in LAGUARDIA #1, set on an alternate Earth where aliens have integrated into human society. Future Chukwuebuka, a pregnant, Nigerian-American doctor, has smuggled an illegal plant lifeform, called the Letme Live, through LaGuardia International Airport. Safely back in her grandmother's flat in the Bronx, but immigration is still on their backs as they try to live in the land of the free.
Big time comics writer, Keiron Gillen, teams up with artist Stephanie Hans on her first ongoing comic with DIE #1. Described by Gillen as "Goth Jumanji", a group of forty-something adults find themselves faced with the return of an unearthly, supernatural horror they barely survived as teenage role-playing gamers. Will they fare any better a second time? Or is their demise an inevitability? Check out the first, oversized issue to embark upon a quest to find the answers.
A new series debuts with FREEZE #1, where the entire human population is frozen to a standstill... except for one man. Ray is the only one with the power to unfreeze people, but he faces a moral and ethical dilemma: does everyone deserve to be saved? Not only that, but can he trace the origin of this event to its source as well?
Mark Millar and Raphael Albuquerque tackle the trope of the "Boring Invincible Hero" in PRODIGY #1 (OF 6), by mixing in several shades of gray. Edison Crane is a prodigy, being the smartest man in the world and the world's greatest businessman. But it isn't enough for him, he craves challenges. So when international governments come to him to solve their unsolvable problems, he'll finally be able enjoy the challenge he relishes.
Stephen Strange abandons the Earth for the outer reaches of the Marvel cosmic universe in DOCTOR STRANGE BY MARK WAID TP VOL 01 ACROSS THE UNIVERSE. His mastery of the mystic arts stolen from him, Strange takes up Tony Stark's offer to go into space to find new magic, and he'll need every last spell he can find, for the Infinity Wars are just around the corner...
A mysterious drifter returns to his old city, only to find it has betrayed him in his time away. His old flame controls the city's criminals, his ex-partner in crime has gone straight and become a detective and that's only the beginning in GOLDFISH TP, not just written, but illustrated by Brian Michael Bendis.
Yetis, Greek gods and many other supernatural creatures are old hat to the Lumberjanes, all of them able to take the weirdness in their stride. But things really take a turn for the dangerous when a most harrowing day finally arrives: Parents Day! The campers in LUMBERJANES TP VOL 10 will have to keep the supernatural at bay, or risk losing their parents, or even worse: their place in camp. It's another fun collection of adventure from Shannon Watters and Ayme Sotuyo, so get yourself up to date on the latest camp happenings.
Mera, the wife of Aquaman, takes the throne as Queen of Atlantis amidst the brutal Atlantean Civil War, and she'll have to learn how to rule whilst in exile in MERA QUEEN OF ATLANTIS TP. Collecting the complete six-issue miniseries from Dan Abnett, Mera will not only need to prove herself a capable ruler, but also battle it out against Orm, the Ocean Master, who has always craved the power of the throne for himself.
Green Ranger, White Ranger, Red Zeo Ranger, Red Turbo Ranger, Black Dino Ranger: Tommy Oliver has been all of these heroes, but now he must tackle his next escapade without the power of the Morphin Grid in SABAN POWER RANGERS SOUL DRAGON ORIGINAL GN. Fresh off his three-year sting, Kyle Higgins returns to recount Tommy's last mission: to find his lost son. With special consultant Jason David Frank, who portrayed Tommy throughout many years of Power Rangers TV episodes, contributing to the story, get a definitive conclusion to one of the most beloved characters in pop culture history.
Get yourself in the zone for the new movie, Ralph Breaks the Internet with WRECK IT RALPH 2 RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET HC CLICK START, an entertaining, choose-your-own-adventure prequel adventure. Ralph and his best friend, Vanellope will journey across the internet, and you will be their guide. But don't read the entire comic, for there is also a small, eight page sequel to the film in the back, and you don't want to spoil things too soon.
When Eddie, a seedy hustler gets magically transformed into a dog during a con gone wrong, he'll find it couldn't have happened at a better time in GRUMBLE #1. With the forces of good and evil after him, he'll need to turn to his long-lost, part-demon daughter, Tala. But can he rely on a father/daughter relationship to get him out of his latest mess?
Brendon Small's comic extravaganza, based on his own rocking album of the same name, is collected in GALAKTIKON TP VOL 01. Our hero, Triton is the intergalactic hero of his own universe, but now he's faced with a crisis even he may not survive: getting over his own divorce.
It's thirteenth century England, and within the Sherwood Forest lies Robin Hood, formerly Robert Godwinson, and his band of Merry Men. In MERRY MEN COMPLETE TP, the nefarious Prince John has outlawed homosexuality in his empire, and his law is enforced by the Sheriff of Nottingham, which scholars believe could be the reason the legend of Robin Hood came to be. Be sure to check out a copy, and get a very different, but insightful look into an old tale.
In Kouhei Horikoshi's latest volume of the critically-acclaimed manga series, MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 16, the young boss of the Hassikai crime gang, Chisaki, is working to distribute a Quirk-destroying drug. With out the Quirks, there would be super-powered beings, and traditional crime could spread once more, untamed. Now the Class 1-A students will work to defeat him, but are apprehensive as to why Nighteye, who can see the future, won't look at the fates of the class...
Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang, two of Image's best and brightest creative duos, bring to you the latest, time-travelling escapades of the paper-delivery girls in PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 05. Mac and the girls will jump from the year 2000 into a distant future era of Cleveland, Ohio, and the identity of their mysterious pursuer, the Grand Father, will be revealed at long last.
Olivier Schrauwen puts together six unique short stories, inventive in nature and combine together to form a speculative memoir of the creator, which he dubs PARALLEL LIVES GN. Showing the reader a deadpan depiction of his life, and his offsprings' lives, by mixing in alien invasions, coded messages and other extraordinary events not of this world.
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Yippe ki ay, comic book lovers, John McClane is back to bring some excitement to your Christmas festivities with last year's sell out gift book, A DIE HARD CHRISTMAS ILLUS HC. Trying to reconnect with his family at his wife's office Christmas party, before it is untimely take hostage by terrorists! Now it's up to McClane to do what he does best, taking out all those who just made Santa's naughty list, and save his family.
Great stuff for great people, if you spot something else you are after, let us know before close of Tuesday and we'll get it sorted for you. Until we see you next, live life and read comics!
DEFENDERS IMMORTAL HULK #1
DEFENDERS NAMOR #1
DOCTOR STRANGE #9
IMMORTAL HULK #10
INFINITY WARS INFINITY WARPS #2 (OF 2)
KILLMONGER #1 (OF 5)
MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH #3 (OF 6)
MARVELS AVENGERS UNTITLED PRELUDE #1 (OF 3)
MERRY X-MEN HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #38
SHATTERSTAR #3 (OF 5)
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #43
STAR WARS #58
STAR WARS AGE REPUBLIC QUI-GON JINN #1
UNCANNY X-MEN #2
UNCANNY X-MEN #4
WEB OF VENOM CARNAGE BORN #1
WEST COAST AVENGERS #5
WINTER SOLDIER #1
X-MEN EXTERMINATED #1
ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS #5 (OF 12)
COVER #3 (OF 6) (MR)
CURSE OF BRIMSTONE #9
DEATHSTROKE #38 (ARKHAM)
DOOMSDAY CLOCK #8 (OF 12)
GREEN ARROW #47
GREEN LANTERN #2
HARLEY QUINN #55
JUSTICE LEAGUE #12 (DROWNED EARTH)
JUSTICE LEAGUE #13
MARTIAN MANHUNTER #1 (OF 12)
RED HOOD OUTLAW #29
SUICIDE SQUAD BLACK FILES #2 (OF 6)
UNITED STATES VS MURDER INC #4 (OF 6)
AMERICAN CARNAGE #1
BORDER TOWN #4
ADVENTURE TIME SEASON 11 #2
GIANT DAYS WOMEN GLOW MEN PLUNDER #1
LOW ROAD WEST #4 (OF 5)
OVER GARDEN WALL HOLLOW TOWN #3
SMOOTH CRIMINALS #1
WELCOME TO WANDERLAND #3 (OF 4)
WIZARD BEACH #1 (OF 5)
BPRD DEVIL YOU KNOW #11
DEATH ORB #3
SWORD DAUGHTER #4
UMBRELLA ACADEMY HOTEL OBLIVION #3
BARBARELLA HOLIDAY SPECIAL
HACK SLASH VS CHAOS #1
BATMAN THE MAXX ARKHAM DREAMS #3 (OF 5)
RISE OF THE TMNT #3
ROAD OF THE DEAD HIGHWAY TO HELL #2
STAR TREK TNG TERRA INCOGNITA #5
STAR TREK VS TRANSFORMERS #3 (OF 4)
SUKEBAN TURBO #1 (OF 4)
TEAM SONIC RACING (ONE-SHOT)
BULLY WARS #4
CURSE WORDS #18
ERRAND BOYS #3 (OF 5)
LAST SIEGE #7 (OF 8)
PRODIGY #1 (OF 6)
SELF MADE #1
UNNATURAL #5 (OF 12)
WALKING DEAD #186
WICKED & DIVINE #40
RICK & MORTY PRESENTS PICKLE RICK #1
ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN 66 #5
BREAKNECK #1 (OF 5)
CARSON OF VENUS #1 PIRATES OF VENUS
CASPER CAPERS #2
CINEMA PURGATORIO #16
DARK ARK #12
DOCTOR WHO 13TH #2
HILLBILLY RED EYED WITCHERY FROM BEYOND #3 (OF 4)
SNAP FLASH HUSTLE #1 (OF 4)
ADVENTURE TIME COMICS TP VOL 06
AMORY WARS GOOD APOLLO TP VOL 03
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE GN TP TIME WILL TELL
BAREFOOT GEN GN VOL 02
BATGIRL TP VOL 04 STRANGE LOOP REBIRTH
BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS TP VOL 08 ON THE OUTSIDE
BATMAN REBIRTH DLX COLL HC BOOK 03
BATMAN THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS HC VOL 06
CASE CLOSED GN VOL 68
CHRONICLES OF HATE COLLECTED ED TP
DARK ARK TP VOL 02
DELINQUENT HOUSEWIFE GN VOL 02
DOCTOR STRANGE BY MARK WAID TP VOL 01 ACROSS THE U
FANTASTIC FOUR BY WAID & WIERINGO OMNIBUS HC
FIRE & BLOOD 300 YEARS BEFORE A GAME OF THRONES HC
GALAKTIKON TP VOL 01
GIGANTIC LIBRARY EDITION HC
HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 01 HARLEY VS APOKOLIPS
HIERONYMUS & BOSCH HC
HUNT FOR WOLVERINE TP ADAMANTIUM AGENDA
HUNT FOR WOLVERINE TP CLAWS OF A KILLER
HUNT FOR WOLVERINE TP MYSTERY IN MADRIPOOR
HUNT FOR WOLVERINE TP WEAPON LOST
I HEAR THE SUNSPOT GN VOL 03 LIMIT PT 1
INJUSTICE 2 HC VOL 04
INJUSTICE 2 TP VOL 03
JEPH LOEB TIM SALE YELLOW BLUE GRAY & WHITE OMNIBU
LUMBERJANES TP VOL 10
MARILYNS MONSTERS GN
MARVEL UNIVERSE BY JOHN BYRNE OMNIBUS HC VOL 02
MERA QUEEN OF ATLANTIS TP
MERRY MEN COMPLETE TP
MIRACULOUS TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR TP SANTA
MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 16
OCTOBER FACTION TP VOL 05 SUPERNATURAL DREAMS
OUR WRETCHED TOWN HALL GN
PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 05
PARADISO TP VOL 02 DARK DWELLERS
PARALLEL LIVES GN
PROMISED NEVERLAND GN VOL 07
RICK & MORTY TP VOL 08
SABAN POWER RANGERS SOUL DRAGON ORIGINAL GN
STAR WARS POE DAMERON TP VOL 05 SPARK FIRE
STEVEN UNIVERSE ORIGINAL GN VOL 03 ULTIMATE DOUGH
TMNT ONGOING (IDW) COLL HC VOL 08
TRANSFORMERS IDW COLL PHASE 2 HC VOL 08
TRINITY TP VOL 04 THE SEARCH FOR STEVE TREVOR
WAYWARD TP VOL 06 BOUND TO FATE
WICKED & DIVINE HC VOL 03
WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP VOL 09 HUNTER HUNTED
WRECK IT RALPH 2 RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET HC CLIC
YOTSUBA & ! GN VOL 14
AVENGERS INFINITY WAR BLACK PANTHER S.H.FIGUARTS A
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A DIE HARD CHRISTMAS ILLUS HC
DC DESIGNER SERIES SUPERMAN BY JIM LEE STATUE