There are sooooo many new stories in this months catalog! This list is in NO WAY all encompassing, just a little bit here and there, that we think our page fans might be interested in.
American Gods: My Ainsel
The bizarre road trip across America continues as our heroes gather reinforcements for the imminent god war! Shadow and Wednesday leave the House on the Rock and continue their journey across the country where they set up aliases, meet new gods, and prepare for war. The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula Award-winning novel and hit Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a graphic novel!
Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden 7 Issue mini
On his way to see Inspector Ishida, Usagi is confronted by Shogunate guards . . . a sign of the times. While unraveling a pair of murders in town later, Usagi and Ishida become wary as they find the corpses stripped of all identification-except for a talisman that leads to a startling discovery!
o Part one of seven-the perfect place to start!
Tentacle Kitty Coloring book
Tentacle Kitty, or “Pink One” as she was called in her tribe, is a kitty from another dimension, that happens to have tentacles. After a series of unfortunate events she is trapped on Earth trying to find a way home. Armed with ten tentacles, an adventurous spirit, and new friends, what could go wrong? Explore Tentacle Kitty’s new life on Earth with this awesome coloring book, including forty-five original, colorable, black and white illustrations of Tentacle Kitty and her unforgettable friends!
Curse of Brimstone
Joe Chamberlain would do anything to save his small, forgotten town-even make a deal with the devil. But things get worse, and Joe finds himself cursed with the power of BRIMSTONE. With the power of fire and destruction coursing through his hands, Joe must now track down and destroy the demon he made his deal with before the power he now wields destroys the town he was trying to save. But as the fiery pain inside him grows, can this young man overcome his own demons before his power rips him apart from the inside out?
“THE END OF FOREVER” part one! There is a secret history to the DC Universe of heroes who have protected humanity from the shadows since the dawn of time…and who can live forever. Enter the Immortal Men! The team, headed by the Immortal Man, has waged a secret war against the House of Conquest for countless years-but Conquest has dealt a devastating blow. When their base of operations, known as the Campus, is savagely attacked, the Immortal Men must seek out their last hope-an emerging metahuman known as Caden Park! Caden’s emerging powers may be able to ensure the Immortal Men’s survival-but will Conquest get to him first?
DC’s Young Animals is back to bringing the weird, with all your favorite characters going in drastically new directions not even they could expect. Find out what these characters are up to now, and how they’ve hit their next level of evolution. Catch up with Cave and Team Carson as they fly out of the earth and into outer space, follow Mother Panic while she discovers a Gotham City without Batman, and meet Shade’s new body! Plus the introduction of our newest character and title: Eternity Girl!
Eternity Girl 6 issue mini
Caroline Sharp has been a lot of things, including both a superhero and a super-spy. But now, with those days behind her and her powers proving unreliable, Caroline finds herself stuck in a life weighed down by her depression and an inability to change. You see, Caroline is going to live forever, and there is no escape to be had. The very act of living reminds her that, to the rest of existence, she is an anomaly. All of that could change, however, when her old foe, Madame Atom, comes to her with an intriguing offer. Madame Atom can give Caroline the power to end her life; she just has to destroy the rest of the world. This brand-new DC’s Young Animal miniseries spins out of the Milk Wars event, written by GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio (Kim and Kim) and illustrated by Eisner-winning artist Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye).
Cave Carson has an Interstellar Eye
After a year of multiverse-hopping and fighting in the Milk Wars, returning to a normal life of digging and cave-diving just isn’t the same for explorer Cave Carson. Sure, he’s got his podcast, family and that cybernetic eye, but reminiscing about times gone by isn’t the same as living. Luckily for Cave Carson and his daughter Chloe, they’re about to get sucked into an all-new adventure-literally-when they go spelunking in a black hole! But what’s caused this black hole to appears and what’s its connection to the intergalactic music sensation Star Adam?
After the fallout of MILK WARS, Violet Paige finds herself in a Gotham City unlike any we have seen before. Ten years into the future, in a world without a Batman, Gotham City has been taken over by the Collective, with Gala acting as Head of Citystate. In a high-tech town with zero tolerance toward caped crusaders and masked vigilantes (except for those designed by Gala and her association of aristocratic artisans), what’s a woman who has vowed vengeance to do? And what’s happened to her mother, Rebecca Paige? Perhaps The Joker, now a sad clown who makes balloon toys shaped like tommy guns and machetes on the abandoned Gotham docks, has the answers. Find out for yourself as Mother Panic returns to a different Bat-time, different Bat-channel.
Shade the Changing Woman
Shade has shed her alien identity. She’s stepped out of her original Earth body and into another one. Now, free of the burdens of any past life, and finally on her own, she sets out to see more of her new home. But how does she cope when the madness takes all the human emotions she was forced to confront in the Milk Wars and turns them into a bouillabaisse of memory and confusion? And to make it even more challenging, Shade must also face her namesake, the original Changing Man.
Dark Nights: Metal
Many of the Metal story lines are now available in hard cover and trade paperback format for anyone who missed the original go around and would like to read the stories.
The Killing Joke Hardcover
One of the most popular graphic novels of all time, this twisted tale of insanity and perseverance is presented as an Absolute Edition for the first time. Looking to prove that any man can be pushed past his breaking point to madness, the Joker attempts to drive Commissioner Gordon insane. Refusing to give up, Gordon struggles to maintain his sanity with the help of Batman in a desperate effort to best the madman. This edition collects BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE with Bolland’s reimagined colors and the original edition’s colors, a story from BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE and Joker artwork from Bolland’s long career with DC, including never-before-published artwork. ****Arriving September 2018
Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers
From the minds of creator Joe Lansdale and writer comes a prequel to the cult-classic film! President Nixon has discovered an alien threat, and he knows there’s only one man he can reach out to for help: Elvis Presley. But will Elvis even be enough to defeat a horde of Cosmic Blood-Suckers?
Ghostbusters Crossing over 8 Issue Miniseries
For a while now, the original Ghostbusters have had access to an inter-dimensional portal that has given them all-new ways to research the paranormal and consult with Ghostbusters throughout the multiverse… but they haven’t shared this tech with any of those other Ghostbusters, and some don’t think that’s fair. That’s why, after a chance meeting, Jillian Holtzmann and Ron Alexander have decided to right this wrong and cobble together their own working portal… which unintentionally unleashes the contents of the Ghostbusters’ Containment Unit! That’s a lot of ghosts, and it’s going to take a lot of Ghostbusters to recapture them. In fact, it’s going to take ALL of them. Crossing Over starts here! It’s like the Ghostbusters version of Crisis on Infinite… er, you know what I mean!
The Crow: Memento Mori
James O’Barr’s iconic character returns in an original story developed by Edizioni BD in collaboration with IDW! Follow David, the new Crow, through the streets of Rome, as he seeks holy vengeance against the terrorists that murdered him and his girlfriend. Each issue also includes a short story by Micol Beltramini and Angelo Mennillo!
Four Sisters, Volume 1: Enid 4 issue Hardcover series **Intended for younger readers**
Bereaved by the death of their parents, five sisters live in a seaside villa full of nooks and mystery-growing up together, sharing their grief, experiences, and love. The oldest becomes the head of the family. Book One is narrated by the youngest sister, Enid. A free spirit, she enjoys wandering alone and talking to animals and anything she meets. Her best friend Gulliver is, like her, offbeat and creative. When Enid begins hearing ghost-like screams, the two friends embark on a scary adventure. These sisters are not perfect, and they may not always get along, but in times of need, they can always count on one another. Each of the four books in the series is narrated by a different one of the younger sisters! Nominated for the Best Children’s Graphic Novel Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival.
The lives of a reclusive young man obsessed with a conspiracy in the city’s trash, and a washed-up Catholic priest arriving in a small town full of dark secrets, become intertwined around the mysterious legend of The Black Barn, an otherworldly building that is alleged to have appeared in both the city and the small town, throughout history, bringing death and madness in its wake. Rural mystery and urban horror collide in this character-driven meditation on obsession, mental illness, and faith.
A decade ago, 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia were suddenly lost in Oblivion. The government made every attempt to recover them, but after many years, they gave up. Nathan Cole…won’t. He makes daily trips, risking his life to try and rescue those still living in the apocalyptic hellscape of Oblivion. But maybe…Nathan is looking for something else? Why can’t he resist the siren call of the Oblivion Song?
Walking Dead Compendiums
Compendiums 1, 2 and 3 may be reordered this month. If you would like any of the 3 previously released trades let us know before the months end.
TO PROTECT THE FUTURE, WHAT WILL WE BECOME?
The classic series returns in a reimagining overseen by creator MARC SILVESTRI. In a modern world where humanity is defined by the technology it creates, a terrorist strikes at the heart of human progress. One of the few survivors of the attack is a man named Morgan Stryker. Mortally wounded, Stryker’s life is saved by his employers…but the price could be his humanity itself.
RICH TOMMASO is taking a short hiatus on SPY SEAL and releasing a new crime series in the meantime, one set in the late 1980s of Miami that follows a young Generation Xer who plays amateur detective in order to find a missing lady he’s recently fallen hard for.
Infidel 5 Issue Miniseries
A haunted house story for the 21st century, INFIDEL follows an American Muslim woman and her multiracial neighbors who move into a building haunted by entities that feed off xenophobia.
Bestselling editor PORNSAK PICHETSHOTE (Swamp Thing) makes his comics-writing debut alongside artist extraordinaire AARON CAMPBELL (The Shadow), award-winning colorist and editor JOSÉ VILLARRUBIA (Promethea) and letterer / designer JEFF POWELL (SCALES & SCOUNDRELS).
For fans of Octavia Butler, Sailor Moon, and the biopunk horror of David Cronenberg comes PRISM STALKER, an ongoing sci-fi adventure series by SLOANE LEONG.
Vep is a young refugee raised away from her devastated home planet as an indentured citizen in a foreign colony. She works tirelessly for her insectoid hosts, but there is no exit in sight in this viscous, dripping citynest. The eye of opportunity is closing. Her duty is to her family and her siblings, but what more can she do for them here? The answer appears faster than she is ready for.
Welcome to the world of Betrothed! Kieron and Tamara are both seniors at the same high school. They’ve never paid much attention to each other, even though they are the only kids at school who are orphans. On the eve of their eighteenth birthdays, they discover a lifelong secret: in a dimension far away, they are each the leader of an army that is at war with one another… and what’s more, when they turn eighteen, they’re to be Betrothed or Fight to the Death! From writer Sean Lewis (The Few) and artist Steve Uy (Uncanny X-Men, Avengers Initiative, Grumpy Cat) comes a sci-fi series with a fun mix of Archie and Saga, that had to be told at AfterShock!
Unholy Grail Volume 1 TPB
Arthur Pendragon was the king of all Britain. His story is legendary. Merlin. The Lady of the Lake. Excalibur. Camelot. The Knights of the Round Table. But these stories are bright lies painted over the truth. Here is presented the gospel of Arthur’s bloody rise to power and his unholy reign. The legend of King Arthur is not the stuff of legends, but the fuel of nightmares. As Arthur descends into darkness, is there any lingering hope that he still might do something good? From writer Cullen Bunn (Uncanny X-Men, Deadpool) and artist Mirko Colak (Punisher) comes a Lovecraftian take on the Arthurian legend that HAD to be told at AfterShock!
It’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer if the villains were big pharma. Scout Turner works as a cryptozoologist, examining and cataloging supernatural creatures for scientific purposes. When she discovers the cure for asthma in the venom of a new breed of monster, she quickly finds herself on the run from Kenilworth Pharmaceuticals and the monsters that they’ve hired to kill her. With no one by her side but her clueless assistant, a morally ambiguous succubus, and her geriatric dog, Scout goes on the run… but in a world controlled by money and drugs, can she escape the reaching claws of a medical monopoly? From Pat Shand (Destiny NY, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Renzo Rodriguez (Hellchild) comes this healthcare horror story about the monsters creeping in the dark… human or otherwise.
What if the children of the .0001% reject their family legacies of global brutality and tear down the billionaire patriarchy? The new ongoing series BILLIONAIRE KILLERS returns to the provocative world of YOUNG TERRORISTS for a standalone story about corruption, conspiracy, and what happens when the next generation vows to burn it all down. We live in an age where the CEO of ExxonMobil can be America’s Secretary Of State. A hedge fund manager worth $300 million is the Secretary Of The Treasury. A lawyer who sued the EPA 14 times is head of the EPA. In BILLIONAIRE KILLERS, the children of elites discover their fathers are not just titans of finance and politics, but grand masters of international crime empires spanning corrupt governments, arms manufacturers, international banks, and even terrorist groups. From writer Matteo Pizzolo [CALEXIT, YOUNG TERRORISTS] and your new favorite artist Soo Lee [FANTOMAH] comes a family saga about an elder generation that went to extreme lengths for power, and the younger generation forced to look at the parents they love and reject the bloodied legacy handed down to them. It’s a world where the President stops even bothering to hide the fact that America is ruled by corporations; a world where the next generation declares: enough.
From the creators of CALEXIT, Young Terrorists is the twisted grimoire of political destruction that Justin Partridge at Newsarama called “incendiary, super-crazy, and razor-sharp… exactly the kind of pissed-off spectacle we deserve right now.” A young heiress discovers her father is part of a tyrannical new world order. She vows to burn his whole empire down. Collects Part 1 and Part 2 plus the FCBD Special.
Lucy Dreaming 5 Issue Miniseries
Max Bemis ( Moon Knight writer and lead singer of Say Anything) and Michael Dialynas ( The Woods ) present a sweeping, coming-of-age fantasy about living your dreams. literally. In her dreams, Lucy is the hero of all her favorite stories, living each night as a grand adventure. These journeys will teach her more about herself and the real world around her than she ever expected!
Dodge City 4 Issue Miniseries
Josh Trujillo ( Adventure Time ) and Cara McGee ( Over the Garden Wall ) team up for a new series about then high-energy chaos of competitive dodgeball! Tomas is the newest member of the Jazz Pandas dodgeball team, and he’s got a certain knack for keeping an eye on on the ball (or several!). However, he is new, untested, and still not quite part of the team. But if the Jazz Pandas want to make it to summer regional championships they have to pull together and learn to work as a team.
Dark Crystal Soft & Hard covers
Delve deep into the world of Jim Henson’s beloved creation The Dark Crystal in this interactive Discovery Adventure !
Join Jen and Kira on a grand adventure through the world of Thra in their journey to restore the Dark Crystal. Help them find the missing shard, evade Skeksis, and heal their land. Each page contains dense artwork with hidden treasures waiting to be found as readers rediscover the magic of the cult-classic film, with lush spreads that present Jim Henson and Brian Frouds fantastical vision of Thra and the wonderful creatures that live there. Featuring bonus challenges that take viewers deeper into the Crystal Castle or Aughra’s Observatory.
Learn the secret stories and hidden pasts of your favorite Rick and Morty characters in Oni Press’s new quarterly series of one-shots: RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS!
In this first issue, J. Torres (Teen Titans Go!, The Mighty Zodiac) teams up with Rick and Morty series artist CJ Cannon to explore the twisted and bombastic history of THE VINDICATORS in an all-out superhero comics extravaganza. Read in amazement as the superhero team travels through dimensions to recruit other heroes to defeat a villain of their own making. Gasp in shock and awe as the plot twists and previously irrelevant characters revive from the dead! Frown in frustration as you forget the complicated backstory of suddenly important mythic items! And most of all… WUBBA LUBBA DUB DUB!
Spectacle, Book 1
Fan-favorite webcomic creator Megan Rose Gedris (Yu+Me Dream) crafts a compelling tale of magic, deception, and wonder in this stunningly illustrated graphic novel about the bond between sisters.
Pragmatic engineer Anna works as a psychic in the Samson Brothers Circus, but she doesn’t believe in anything supernatural — until her twin sister Kat is murdered and comes back as a very demanding ghost. Sharing a room with her sister was hard, but not they’re sharing a body while trying to identify the killer. With few leads, a troupe full of secretive folk, and strange paranormal occurrences popping up around the circus, solving the case seems near impossible. But the murderer in their midst may be the least of their problems.
AWOL Part 1
The Weapon X Program has done it again! At the cost of their own destruction, they’ve completed their biggest and possibly most dangerous experiment yet… With the strength of the Hulk and the rage and claws of Wolverine comes WEAPON H!
It’s been some time since Weapon H escaped and destroyed his creators. Now, our hero is on the run, as he tries to escape his mysterious past and seclude himself from the rest of society. But when a new kind of Wendigo threatens the lives of others, will Weapon H be able to shirk his responsibility? Does any of his humanity remain? Only the creative team of Greg Pak (INCREDIBLE HULK) and Cory Smith (X-MEN BLUE) can give you the answers!
The New Mutants are launching themselves headfirst into some of the creepiest corners of the Marvel Universe, going on the missions no one else will. But does the team know what they are really hunting for? And what are they willing to do to get it? The enigmatic MAGIK will lead her team of WOLFSBANE, RICTOR, BOOM-BOOM and STRONG GUY and bring them face-to-face with paranormal threats that they may not be prepared for, and that might just tear them apart! Rising-star writer Matthew Rosenberg (PHOENIX RESURRECTION) teams up with future superstars Adam Gorham and Michael Garland (ROCKET) to bring you the next chapter in the lives of Marvel’s underdog team. Welcome to the new class of New Mutants – hope you make it out alive.
Spirit of Vengeance TPB
A dead angel. A silver bullet. A kept promise. For ages, the war between Heaven and Hell raged in the unseen corners of society, with both sides in delicate balance. But when an undercover angel is murdered, the scales are tipped. Now, Johnny Blaze must find the killers and punish them – but he won’t do it alone. A deadly team rises from the darkest depths of the Marvel Universe to form an unholy alliance: Ghost Rider! Hellstorm! Satana! Blade! They are the Spirits of Vengeance – and they must unravel a plot against God himself. The forces of Necrodamus mean to unleash a deicidal rampage not seen since the Old Testament. As the drums of war beat louder and louder, only the Spirits of Vengeance stand between the armies of Heaven and Hell! Collecting SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #1-5.
Deadpool Vs. Old Man Logan TPB
What do you get when you cross a regenerative, cranky X-Man with a regenerative, wacky Merc? Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan! Marvel’s deadliest heroes cross paths at last – but it won’t be pretty. James “Logan” Howlett is after a newly discovered Omega-level mutant, and he just won’t let Wade Wilson help. So naturally, Deadpool vows to outmatch his newly marked enemy for the entirety of the mission! If there’s one thing an angsty teenage girl hates, it’s two older men fighting over her – but the evil group that’s after young Maddie is even worse! She’s more than happy to take on the sinister Gen-Form all on her own, no help needed. But Wade and Logan have never been big on listening. Collecting DEADPOOL VS. OLD MAN LOGAN #1-5.
Punisher: The Platoon TPB
Before the Punisher was born in Vietnam, Frank Castle had already become a dark legend of the battlefield. Stories about him were told in whispers, if at all. Now the legendary creative team of Garth Ennis and Goran Parlov brings the first of those stories to light: the tale of Frank Castle’s first command, and his first kill. During the Tet Offensive, death surrounded Lt. Castle’s platoon on all sides. How far would Frank go to protect his men? Especially when the danger came from the indifference of his commanders? And while Castle was engaged in the grind of war, a kindred spirit on the enemy’s side watched…and waited. It’s a seemingly hopeless mission. It’s Lt. Castle’s first platoon. It’s the answer to the question: What made the Punisher? Collecting PUNISHER: THE PLATOON #1-6.
Herding Cats: A Sarah’s Scribbles Collection
Sarah valiantly struggles with waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations. Sarah’s Scribbles is the comic strip that follows her life, finding humor in living as an adulting introvert that is at times weird, awkward, and embarrassing.
That sums up our featured new series selections for January, and don’t forget, you can always come in and peruse the catalog, and if we’ve missed something that you are looking forward to, feel free to let us know!