The last full week before Christmas, it can get a little crazy. At least we've got a great week of comics to calm your nerves!
One of comic book history's oldest and longest mainstay characters is The Spirit, his legacy still continuing to this day thanks to WILL EISNER SPIRIT CORPSE MAKERS HC, from comic book legend, Francesco Francavilla. A series of deaths and disappearances hit Central City, but with no apparent connection between them, the police file them away as separate cases. When Ebony White, longtime partner of the Spirit, goes missing, it's time for the masked crime fighter to find the illustrious links between all these cases and bring a master criminal to justice!
After four different, yet connected one-shot issues, the series culminates with DEFENDERS BEST DEFENSE #1. Al Ewing and Joe Bennett take disparate events and combine them into a huge finale that reunites Doctor Strange, the Hulk, the Silver Surfer and Namor once again so that they can protect the world as... the Defenders!
The wait has been long, but everything must end, even infinity. Gerry Duggan and Mike Deodato take their final bow with INFINITY WARS #6 (OF 6), the long awaited conclusion to Marvel's cosmic event series of the year, and the Marvel Universe will never be the same....or will it?
But that's not all for Gerry Duggan pulls another comic out of his sleeve with INFINITY WARS FALLEN GUARDIAN #1, featuring art from Andy MacDonald. The price of war is always high, and one major Guardian of the Galaxy will pay the infinite price to ensure victory. This special issue takes a look back at the life of the fallen guardian, and the void left in their wake.
Celebrate the Christmas season with your favourite Marvel superheroes with Jason Latour's SEASONS BEATINGS #1. All the heroes of the Marvel universe engage in wacky, far out hijinks to save the holiday season, and in fine style too.
Robert Venditti and Eddy Barrows begin a new event maxi-series with FREEDOM FIGHTERS #1 (OF 12), set on Earth X, where Germany crushed America in WWII, and wiped out all their metahumans throughout the following twenty years. Jumping forward to the present day, a new force of fighting spirit rise to combat America's oppression, and they're gonna need Uncle Sam to return from the dead to give them a fighting chance.
It just isn't Christmas without Santa Claus, so make sure you grab a copy of Santa at his most ass-kicking finest with Grant Morrison and Dan Mora's KLAUS AND CRYING SNOWMAN #1. In this snowy adventure, Claus must help an absentee dad make amends for all the grief he's caused, before his new snowman body melts. Or before a pantheon of Norse gods take him down, either or.
Go beyond the video games and experience more of the rich, thriving world of the Witcher with WITCHER #1 OF FLESH & FLAME, from Aleksandra Motyka and Marianna Strychowska. Geralt of Rivia is called upon by an old friend to investigate a supernatural mystery involving his daughter. But if one old friend wasn't enough, the Witcher man soon comes across another old friend, and finds himself whisked away to regions unknown.
From Image, under Robert Kirkman's Skybound imprint, comes HARDCORE #1, a new series written by Andy Diggle and art by Alessandro Vitti. As intelligence becomes harder and harder to come by in a more privatised world, Agent Drake and the Hardcore Program work to take over the bodies of different people to access target other soldier can't. But when someone manages to intercept the program, can Drake take over the right bodies to find the truth behind the conspiracy?
The adventures of Aang and co. continue as Team Avatar returns in AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER IMBALANCE PART ONE TP. Finding themselves in the Earthern Fire Industries factory, owned by team ally, Toph's father, the team will be dragged into an escalating conflict between bender and non-bender parties.
Before Jason Aaron's Avengers epic began, another one came to a close and now you can have it all conveniently collected into a single paperback with AVENGERS TP NO SURRENDER. Mark Waid, Al Ewing and Jim Zub craft an epic tale, where all four disparate Avengers teams reunite to combat Thanos' Black Order after the Earth is stolen, and answering the question: who is Voyager?
Like all good comic book characters, Jamie Madrox has spent some time six-feet under, but now he's back in MULTIPLE MAN TP IT ALL MAKES SENSE IN THE END, from Matthew Rosenberg and Andy MacDonald. Though back from the dead, he'll still have to fight to survive, but now it's just himself he's fighting to save... it's the entire Marvel Universe! No pressure, Jamie, none at all.
Following the conclusion of Grant Morrison's New X-Men run, Nunzio DeFillips, Christina Weir and Michael Ryan stepped in to fill the massive shoes left with NEW X-MEN ACADEMY X TP COMPLETE COLLECTION collecting the fruits of their labour. A new team of gifted youngsters begin their training at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, but now Cyclops and Emma Frost step into the roles of teachers, and if Professor X was a hard man to please, that goes double for these two.
Lawyer-turned-writer Charles Soule brings his legal know how to the pages of Jen Walters life in SHE-HULK BY SOULE & PULIDO TP COMPLETE COLLECTION, which collects the entirety of his run with art from Javier Pulido. Combating foes on the streets and the courtrooms of New York City, with a variety of allies, from Hellcat to Giant Man, She-Hulk will soon face the greatest challenge of her legal career: prosecutor Matt Murdock, Soule's first time writing the character.
After a fantastic, but all too brief time as the Goddess of Thunder, Jane Foster relinquished her role as Thor back to the original before she passed away. His mantle returned to him, Thor Odinson has his work cut out for him in Jason Aaron and Christian Ward's THOR TP VOL 01 GOD OF THUNDER REBORN: he'll have to tackle the Juggernaut with an array of dwarven-forged wepaons, reunite with his brother Balder, and the wedding of... Hela? Maybe Thor is having seconds thoughts about returning to his own book, and we wouldn't blame him.
Before Eddie Brock, before Peter Parker, heck, before Battleworld, there was the Venom symbiote's first host. The Kree soldier Tel-Kar, the titular first host, has returned to Earth in Mike Costa and Mark Bagley's VENOM FIRST HOST TP, looking to recruit the symbiote and its current host: Eddie Brock. But with things a little icy between symbiote and host, can the pair put aside their misgivings to save the Earth?
Darkseid has been restored by the power of the ancient gods, but he wants more than to live again, he wants his throne of Apokolips back in WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 07 AMAZONS ATTACKED. However, he'll need an army to win it back, and he has his sights set on Wonder Woman's people, the Amazons, to become his new army. All that awaits, plus can Diana grant her long-lost brother wishes to meet their mother, or will the devastation is would cause be too great?
At long last, Amanda McKee stars in her own series with LIVEWIRE #1, from Vita Ayala and Raul Allen. She's been an accomplice, a mentor and savior... but now she's the Enemy of the State. Plunging America into a blackout to allow for her fellow psiots to escape public scrutiny, she's put herself in the line of fire and condemnation. Can we still call Livewire a hero after this series?
Riverdale's favourite feminine duo return in their own solo series with BETTY & VERONICA #1 (OF 5), from Jamie Rotante and Kelly Fitzpatrick. Betty and Veronica step into uncharted territory: their senior year of high school. With one final year between them and freedom, the pair will look forward to their futures... until they realise they may not be going to the same college. Will the friendship survive?
Original Tank Girl creator, Alan Martin, returns to his most enduring creation with TANK GIRL ACTION ALLEY #1, the first Tank Girl ongoing comic in three decades. As the new Tank Girl universe begins, learn the secrets and origins of one of the most famous post-apocalyptic worlds in pop culture, including the origin of the Mutant Kangaroos!
After a very long wait, Gerard Way and Nick Derrington's madcap team of weirdos and outcasts return in DOOM PATROL TP VOL 02 NADA. The question on everyone's minds is: what is S**t, and why can't people stop eating it? Robotman, in his usual way, can't stand it, but Casey can't get enough. It's another normal day when compared to the unusual days the team normally has.
The Dragon Quest video games have been with us for 30 years, and part of the reason for their success in the incredible art design thanks to Dragon Ball creator, Akira Toriyama. Now you can explore that rich design history and experience the evolution of Toriyama's art with DRAGON QUEST ILLUSTRATIONS 30TH ANNIV ED HC, featuring over 500 different illustrations.
Jeanne-Pierre Gibrat delivers a deep, emotional story set during the early years of World War 1 with MATTEO HC VOL 01 1914-1915, part one of a trilogy. Men in the French Mediterranean town of Pyrenees are being called to arms, but as a Spanish refugee, Matteo is exempt from service. However, all his friends and the love of his life, Juliet, express disdain at his pacifism, which spurs him into an epic adventure that will have a profound effect on his life.
With Miles Morales' triumphant film debut hitting cinemas, dive in to a book filled to the brim with concept art and interviews with the creators of the film in SPIDER-MAN INTO SPIDER-VERSE ART OF THE MOVIE HC. With its incredibly unique art style, this is the volume is a must have to experience its evolution from page to screen. The perfect Christmas present for those who love Spider-Man or animation.
Hags in black robes, old women with cats; those are the stereotypes we have for witches, but they are all creations of our imagination. Witches are our friends, our family and even our idols, and someone is out there murdering them in WITCH HAMMER OGN, from Cullen Bunn and Dalibor Talajic. As two agents track down the killer and learn more about the magical world, they are left asking themselves one question: is the killer doing the right thing?
A terrific list to keep you going during the silly season. Spot something you need us to stash, just let us know before close Tuesday night and we'll get it sorted for you.
Until we see you next, have a great week, live life and read comics!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12
BLACK PANTHER VS DEADPOOL #3 (OF 5)
CAPTAIN AMERICA #6
CHAMPIONS ANNUAL #1
DEAD MAN LOGAN #2 (OF 12)
DEFENDERS BEST DEFENSE #1
EXTERMINATION #5 (OF 5)
ICEMAN #4 (OF 5)
INFINITY WARS #6 (OF 6)
INFINITY WARS FALLEN GUARDIAN #1
KILLMONGER #2 (OF 5)
LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #5 (OF 5)
MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH #4 (OF 6)
MARVEL SH ADVENTURES CAPTAIN MARVEL FROST GIANTS #
OLD MAN HAWKEYE #12 (OF 12)
SEASONS BEATINGS #1
SPIDER-GEDDON #5 (OF 5)
STAR WARS DARTH VADER #25
STAR WARS SOLO ADAPTATION #3 (OF 7)
UNCANNY X-MEN #6
WEAPON H #11
WEST COAST AVENGERS #6
BATMAN KINGS OF FEAR #5 (OF 6)
COVER #4 (OF 6)
FREEDOM FIGHTERS #1 (OF 12)
HARLEY QUINN #56
JUSTICE LEAGUE #14
MAD MAGAZINE #5
PEARL #5 (OF 6)
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #96
TEEN TITANS #25
AMERICAN CARNAGE #2
ADVENTURE TIME SEASON 11 #3 MAIN
BLACK BADGE #5
JIM HENSON LABYRINTH CORONATION #9 (OF 12)
KLAUS AND CRYING SNOWMAN #1
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #34
BEASTS OF BURDEN WISE DOGS AND ELDRITCH MEN #4
CALL OF DUTY ZOMBIES 2 #3
CRIMSON LOTUS #2 (OF 5)
LIGHTSTEP #2 (OF 5)
NEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS MY AINSEL #9
WITCHER #1 OF FLESH & FLAME
JAMES BOND 007 #2
JOHN WICK #4
DISNEY AFTERNOON GIANT #2
IMPOSSIBLE INC #3 (OF 5)
JOE HILL THE CAPE FALLEN #3
LOEG TEMPEST #3 CVR A ONEILL
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #73
NIGHT MOVES #2 (OF 5)
SUKEBAN TURBO #2 (OF 4)
TMNT ONGOING #89
TMNT URBAN LEGENDS #8
TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE GO FOR THE GOLD
ARES IX DARKNESS (ONE-SHOT)
COLD SPOTS #5 (OF 5)
DAYS OF HATE #11 (OF 12)
GIDEON FALLS #9
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #37
OUTPOST ZERO #5
RAT QUEENS #13
INVADER ZIM #37
BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #2
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #22
BETTY & VERONICA #1 (OF 5)
DEEP ROOTS #5
DIE KITTY DIE HEAVEN AND HELL #3
EDGAR ALLAN POE`S SNIFTER OF TERROR #3
INFINITY 8 #8
ROLLED AND TOLD #4
SHADES OF MAGIC #3 (OF 4) STEEL PRINCE
SUBMERGED #4 (OF 4)
TANK GIRL ACTION ALLEY #1
WALK THROUGH HELL #6
ABARA COMPLETE DELUXE ED GN
ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 16
APHRODITE V TP VOL 01
AQUAMAN BY GEOFF JOHNS OMNIBUS HC
ASSASSINS CREED CONSPIRACIES TP
AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER IMBALANCE PART ONE TP
AVENGERS TP NO SURRENDER
BAREFOOT GEN GN VOL 04 (CURR PTG)
BATMAN EUROPA TP
BATMAN TP VOL 08 COLD DAYS
BEFORE WATCHMEN OMNIBUS HC
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA OLD MAN JACK TP VOL 02
BLOODSHOT SALVATION TP VOL 03 BOOK OF REVELATIONS
BOB LAYTONS IRON MAN ARTIST SELECT HC
CAPTAIN MARVEL CAROL DANVERS TP VOL 03 MS MARVEL Y
CARDCAPTOR SAKURA CLEAR CARD GN VOL 05
DAREDEVIL BACK IN BLACK TP VOL 07 MAYOR MURDOCK
DC MEETS HANNA BARBERA TP VOL 02
DOCTOR WHO 7TH TP OPERATION VOLCANO
DOOM PATROL TP VOL 02 NADA
DRAGON QUEST ILLUSTRATIONS 30TH ANNIV ED HC
ESCAPE JOURNEY GN VOL 02
EVOLUTION TP VOL 02
FIREFLY LEGACY EDITION TP VOL 01
FLASH THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 NEW ED
GEARS OF WAR OMNIBUS TP VOL 01
GUNNERKRIGG COURT TP VOL 05
HACK SLASH RESURRECTION TP VOL 02 BLOOD SIMPLE
HELLBLAZER TP VOL 04 THE GOOD OLD DAYS
HIERONYMUS & BOSCH HC
JUNKO MIZUNO COLORING BOOK SC
JUSTICE LEAGUE WORLDS GREATEST HEROES BY ROSS & DI
KIDS STICK TOGETHER HC
MARVEL KNIGHTS DAREDEVIL MACK & QUESADA TP PARTS O
MARVEL KNIGHTS DAREDEVIL TP UNUSUAL SUSPECTS
MARVEL UNIVERSE BY FRANK MILLER OMNIBUS HC
MATTEO HC VOL 01 1914-1915
METABARON HC BOOK 03 META GUARDIANESS TECHNO BARON
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR TP VOL 06 SAVE OUR SC
MOON KNIGHT EPIC COLLECTION TP FINAL REST
MOON KNIGHT LEGACY TP VOL 02 PHASES
MULTIPLE MAN TP IT ALL MAKES SENSE IN THE END
NEW CHALLENGERS TP
NEW X-MEN ACADEMY X TP COMPLETE COLLECTION
NOVA BY ABNETT & LANNING COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VO
PLANET OF THE APES OMNIBUS TP VOL 01
POKEMON THE MOVIE I CHOOSE YOU GN
POP TEAM EPIC GN VOL 02
REGULAR SHOW ORIGINAL GN VOL 06 COMIC CONNED
SENTRY TP VOL 01 MAN OF TWO WORLDS
SHE-HULK BY SOULE & PULIDO TP COMPLETE COLLECTION
SPIDER-MAN INTO SPIDER-VERSE ART OF THE MOVIE HC
SPLATOON MANGA GN VOL 05
SUPER SONS OMNIBUS HC
SUPERB TP VOL 03 YOUTH ARE GETTING RESTLESS
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN COMPANION TP
THOR TP VOL 01 GOD OF THUNDER REBORN
TMNT ADVENTURES TP VOL 16
TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 08
VENOM FIRST HOST TP
WILL EISNER SPIRIT CORPSE MAKERS HC
WITCH HAMMER OGN
WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 07 AMAZONS ATTACKED
WWE ONGOING TP VOL 04 WOMENS EVOLUTION
X-MEN RELOAD BY CHRIS CLAREMONT VOL 01 END OF HIST