Wednesday, January 8, 2014



8 JANUARY 2014

We hope you all had a wonderful new year and are ready to start 2014 with a BANG, because we've got a sensational line up of new comics for you to enjoy!Batman fans are especially fortunate this week, with the release of the super-sized, super-special anniversary issue of DETECTIVE COMICS #27,which retells the caped crusader's first appearance for a modern audience.Also from DC we have the penultimate BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE, BATMAN SUPERMAN, and a new series based on popular tv series THE VAMPIRE DIARIES.Also arriving this week: a new mini series for Jake and Finn fans in ADVENTURE TIME FLIP SIDE, SHAOLIN COWBOY, FATALE, SEX CRIMINALS, and THREE.The ALL NEW MARVEL NOW initiative begins in full force this week, with the release of brand new titles AVENGERS WORLD, BLACK WIDOW,ALL NEW X-FACTOR and REVOLUTIONARY WAR.As well as new #1s we have the conclusions to CATACLYSM ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, FANTOMEX MAX, INFINITY HEIST, and the final issue of my beloved YOUNG AVENGERS (sniff). And now, on to the comics!


AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #3"Escape from Riverdale," Part 3. The zombie apocalypse is in full swing and the surviving members of the gang have taken refuge in the Lodge Mansion, believing themselves safe from the infected roaming the streets of Riverdale! But there's no stopping Archie from sneaking out, risking life and limb to find his missing parents, leaving those sequestered behind vulnerable to an enemy within! The zombie mayhem (and body-count) continues to rise in this breakout series, for TEEN+ readers! ARCHIE #651 BATTLE OF THE BANDSARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #247


WHY WE LOVE IT: Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover, the team behind the Eisner Award winning BANDETTE, writing ADVENTURE TIME?!

It's a match made in comic book heaven!

WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT: The "Freaky Friday" trope is turned on its head with an Ooosized twist! Tobin and Coover, together with newcomer Wook Jin Clark bring you a dream ADVENTURE TIME miniseries like you've never seen it!

WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Finn and Jake find themselves without a quest and a little too much free time what better place to look for a new adventure than the "Adventurer's Posting Board"?! Only the adventure they grab might be more complicated than they first imagined...this might be the most complicated adventure they've ever been on!



DARK HORSE ABE SAPIEN #9HALO ESCALATION #2SHAOLIN COWBOY #4It is high doom in the low desert, as the Shaolin Cowboy tries to turn the tide on a dead sea of kamikaze zombies and learns that the devil you know may be easier to deal with than the devil you don't. Thirty-one pages of fists and feet versus rotting flesh.

It's not J. D. Salinger's Catcher in the Die.


STAR WARS #0 (OF 8) LUCAS DRAFT A companion to the eight-issue adaptation of The Star Wars, this is an exclusive peek behind the scenes at the designs that have brought a new-yet incredibly familiar-galaxy to life.

Included in this volume are the never-before-seen comics sequences that were used inDark Horse's pitch to George Lucas!

DC COMICSACTION COMICS #27BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #5 (OF 6)The Dark Knight's adventures continue in this latest issue of BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE, featuring stories by superstar teams including Ivan Brandon and Paolo Rivera, Keith Giffen and Javier Pulido, Blair Butler and Chris Weston, Len Wein and Victor Ibanez, and Jimmy Palmiotti and Andrew Robinson!BATMAN SUPERMAN #7Batman versus Superman! Trapped by the Toymaster and Mongul, our heroes turn on each other! Who will save Batman and Superman if they can't save themselves? This epic issue is presented in a special sideways format!BATWING #27 (GOTHTOPIA)DETECTIVE COMICS #27DC Entertainment presents this mega-sized issue featuring an all-star roster of Batman creators past and present!Don't miss a modern-day retelling of The Dark Knight's origin by the incredible team of writer Brad Meltzer and artist Bryan Hitch! Plus, all-new stories by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy, Peter J. Tomasi and Guillem March, Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen, Gregg Hurwitz and Neal Adams and more!

Also in this issue, John Layman and Jason Fabok kick off the new storyline "GOTHTOPIA"! It's a bright, shiny, happy place where dreams come long as you don't look at things too closely.EARTH 2 #19FAIREST #22FBP FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #7FOREVER EVIL ARKHAM WAR #4 (OF 6) GREEN ARROW #27 "The Outsiders War" part 2! Green Arrow fights for his life against the head of the Shield Clan, the deadly Kodiak! Plus, learn the tragic secret that turned Oliver Queen into Green Arrow! GREEN LANTERN #27 HINTERKIND #4MOVEMENT #8SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #2Holy overactive imagination! When Scarecrow attacks using his fear gas, only humans are affected, leaving Batman, Robin and the Mystery Inc. gang trapped facing "monsters" from their own imaginations. Now, it's up to canine crusaders Scooby-Doo and Ace the Bat-Hound to save the day!SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 ALIEN #2 (OF 4)STORMWATCH #27SWAMP THING #27The Earth bleeds green! Millions will die. The Swamp Thing must tear his very existence up by the roots. The Seeder story ends here!TRINITY OF SIN PHANTOM STRANGER #15 (EVIL)THE VAMPIRE DIARIES #1Elena, Stefan and Damon make their comics debut in a new series based on the hit television show! This anthology series will bring some of comics' greatest talents to Mystic Falls and set them loose to bring the characters to life. Or death. They are vampires, you know.



Welcome to Stoker, Maine, the most normal, boring town in the world. Or is it? There are sea serpents roaming the docks, a mummy in the town hall. And a gaggle of ghouls and goblins just devoured the breakfast cereal aisle at the local Shop-O-Mart. Who is behind this monstrous rampage? And can it be stopped? When there are spooks afoot and arcane mysteries to be solved, it's time for Vampirella-teen scourge of the supernatural-to crack the case! And if that isn't enough, each Li'l book comes with a two-page activity sheet and a "Pantha" comic strip by Brandon and Orion Jerwa and Agnes Garbowska!


The Eugenics Wars are over... but the next chapter in the life of Khan Noonien Singh has just begun! Only in this all-new mini-eries are the secrets of Khan's revival in the future by Admiral Marcus and the agents of Section 31 finally revealed! Don't miss this exclusive tie-in to the blockbuster Star Trek Into Darkness, overseen by the film's writer/producer Roberto Orci! SUICIDE RISK #9With an entire country in their grasp, the supervillain team NIGHTMARE SCENARIO has forced the world's leaders to come to the table for negotiations. Leo's plan to help the team achieve their goals with the least amount of bloodshed seems to be working. But Just A Feeling's namesake warns of an even greater, bloodier calamity, and every life Leo has managed to save helping Nightmare Scenario against his will, is suddenly at risk...


IMAGEAPHRODITE IX #7DRUMHELLAR #3 Dinosaurs ravage South Dakota and it's up to psychedelic detective Drum Hellar to stop them. But when everything goes wrong, Harold the ghostly sidekick has to use his mysterious powers to save the day - that's if he can figure out what they are and not kill anybody in the process!ELEPHANTMEN #53FATALE #19

Rock 'n' roll, robbery, and ritual murder collide in '90s Seattle as the fourth arc of FATALE comes to a shattering conclusion... and the secret identity of Nic's present day helper is revealed. Is he who he claims to be? And remember each issue of FATALE contains extra content, articles, and artwork that are not available anywhere but the printed single issues. FIVE GHOSTS #8HOAX HUNTERS #13INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE #9MANIFEST DESTINY #3MINIMUM WAGE #1After a nearly 15-year hiatus, BOB FINGERMAN's edgy, critically-acclaimed title returns as a monthly. When last we left Rob and Sylvia they were exchanging vows at the altar. Three years later (in Rob's world), much has changed. Rob has a cell phone. He's 25. And oh yeah - spoiler alert - he's single again. Oops. Living again with his mom, it's get-back-on-the-horse time as the daunting prospect of dating looms large as a horny Kraken. MORNING GLORIES #36SEX CRIMINALS #4

She can seemingly control time and space with She's as relentless a manhunter as law enforcement ever created. And by day she's no one you'd particularly notice, with her quiet suburban life and pleasant-enough job, but when the temporal dimension is used to break society's laws they call...HER. Jon and Suzie get in too deep way too fast as one little sexy fun party crime begets another and the villains of the piece descend. Turns out Jon and Suzie aren't the only ones after all...

SHELTERED #6SIDEKICK #5SPAWN #239THREE #4The three helot slaves desperate to escape from the repressive Spartan regime find themselves cornered on the border...but not by the pursuer they expected. Trapped and running out of options, they know the Spartan army is marching closer. They can't hide. They can't run. Are they seriously going to fight?



ATOMIC ROBO SAVAGE SWORD OF DR DINOSAUR #5 (OF 5) The crisis in Hollow Earth comes to a cataclysmic end. Back on the surface, the Majestic 12 invasion of Tesladyne Island is a complete success. Hey, at least things can't get any worse. Right? Wrong. Get ready for the most mind blowing and world changing instalment of Atomic Robo ever.


The adventure that started in Howard Chaykin's ground-breaking tale of the new Buck Rogers comes to its exciting conclusion! Buck Rogers, former World War I ace is accidentally suspended in time only to awaken to a new and different earth, 500 years in the future, fragmented by war and ruled by an omnipotent force- the Chinese.Now, Buck along with Colonel Wilma Deering, begin a new fight, to free the United States! You're in for the ride of your life with this wrap-up of Chaykin's story arc! Some of the cast won't make it, but you'll have to read the book to find out the thrill packed, surprising conclusion to this classic in the making! CROSSED BADLANDS #44CRYPTOZOIC MAN #3 (OF 4)GAME OF THRONES #18HALO ESCALATION #2LEGEND OF OZ THE WICKED WEST ONGOING #14LETTER 44 #3How do astronauts have sex in space? Relationships among the Clarke crew are explored, while a signal from a mysterious asteroid provides clues to the nature of the alien presence in Earth's solar system. On Earth, intrigue deepens as one of President Blades' closest advisors suffers a savage attack!PROTOCOL ORPHANS #3 (OF 4)QUANTUM & WOODY #7ROBOCOP LAST STAND #6 (OF 8)ROGUES #6SHADOW #21SHADOWMAN #14SPONGEBOB COMICS #28SUGAR BOOGER #1 (OF 3)

Kids shouldn't talk to strangers, but they can't talk when their mouths are filled with candy! Snot, kids and candy in a special world of magic and bodily fluids,

with a big runny-nosed blue bear as your guide!

MARVELA+X #16ALL NEW MARVEL NOW POINT ONE Here we go again! It's your one-stop entry point to the world of ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! Loki embarks on a mission for Asgard! The Silver Surfer and Dawn experience the cosmic rays of Nautikos! A Kree Pursuer and her Special Forces team prepare to invade the Earth! The Black Widow goes undercover in Russia! Who is the new Ms. Marvel? And can even the Indestructible Hulk survive the aid and assistance of fellow Avengers Cannonball and Sunspot?Features completely new LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD, SILVER SURFER, BLACK WIDOW, MS MARVEL, ALL-NEW INVADERS and AVENGERS WORLD lead-in stories! ALL NEW X-FACTOR #1 "NOT BRAND X" Part 1

X-FACTOR IS BACK...LIKE NEVER BEFORE! Serval Industries, one of the world's most trusted names in electronics and leader in cutting-edge internet and weapons technology, has just unveiled their newest contribution to society...the All-New X-Factor. Led by mutant mistress of magnetism, Polaris, the team uses its corporate backing for the betterment of society. With her half-brother Quicksilver, notorious thief, Gambit, and more by her side, can Polaris trust that her corporate masters really have good intentions? AVENGERS A.I #8AVENGERS WORLD #1"TROUBLE MAP"

Earth's Mightiest Heroes have returned from the stars -but on the world they left behind, new threats have emerged, and The Avengers will be tested like never before. In one cataclysmic day, the face of the Marvel Universe will change forever- and the fight for Earth's future will begin. A globe-spanning epic of empires and armies, and the brave few who stand between them and us.BLACK WIDOW #1"The Finely Woven Thread"

You've seen Black Widow as an Avenger and even an Agent of Shield. But on her own time she searches for atonement for her past as a KGB assassin-in ways of which those teams just wouldn't approve. From the darkest corners of the Marvel Universe, Nathan Edmonson (Who is Jake Ellis?) and Phil Noto (Thunderbolts, X-23) bring you a new ongoing series as gorgeous and mysterious as Nastasha Romanov herself! CABLE AND X-FORCE #18CATACLYSM ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #3 (OF 3)The question everyone has been asking: Will Miles Morales survive CATACLYSM??? CATACLYSM ULTIMATES LAST STAND #3 (OF 5)DAREDEVIL DARK NIGHTS #8 (OF 8)DEADPOOL #22FANTOMEX MAX #4 (OF 4) The epic conclusion of Fantomex's first-ever miniseries!Can everyone's favorite French Super-Thief overcome the agents of Grover Lane?

Or will he find this victory to be the one thing he can't steal? INFINITY HEIST #4 (OF 4)INHUMANITY AWAKENING #2 (OF 2)Inhuman chrysalises have appeared across the world...some want them, some want to destroy them...and your favorite superhuman students are caught in the crossfire!

From the pages of INFINITY: THE HUNT comes more craziness from the Avengers Academy and the Jean Grey School...written by THE HUNT'S Matt Kindt! IRON MAN #20MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #4 (OF 5)MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #4PAINKILLER JANE PRICE OF FREEDOM #3 (OF 4) REVOLUTIONARY WAR ALPHA #1Part 1 of "Revolutionary War"

Marvel UK's greatest heroes come together for the first time in 20 years to face a threat that could destroy the world. Featuring Captain Britain, Pete Wisdom, Death's Head II, Motormouth and Killpower, the Warheads and a host of British heroes.

SAVAGE WOLVERINE #14WOLVERINE #13YOUNG AVENGERS #15 After the saving the world, there's the after party. And after the party, it's the hotel lobby. And around issue 15, we have to clear the lobby and then head to our rooms and do something jolly rude.

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