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Neil Gaiman! P. Craig Russell!
American Gods: My Ainsel #8
Neil Gaiman (W), P. Craig Russell (W/A), Scott Hampton (A/C), Jennifer T. Lange (C), Glenn Fabry (Cover), Adam Brown (Cover), and David Mack (Variant cover)
On sale Nov 14
FC, 32 pages
As Wednesday continues to gather the old Gods, Shadow’s past comes back in both good and bad ways, threatening to throw his new town comforts into disarray.
The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula award–winning novel and hit Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a comic series!
Deluxe, high-quality journal featuring artwork from the fifth installment of DICE’s iconic first-person shooter. 192 pages, includes bookmark and pocket for notes, stickers, or any game-related ephemera you want to collect. With a soft-touch cover for your battle-worn hands.
After being captured by the survivalist cult, the Wise Dogs must find a way to free themselves and prevent an ancient evil entity from being unleashed on humanity.
“. . . horror buffs and animal lovers alike will find a lot to like about [Beast of Burden’s] tightly-scripted storylines, beautiful illustrations, and appealing characters.” —Publisher’s Weekly
As Colonial Weird tries to figure out the new world he’s found himself on, the character’s he’s met explain not only their origins, but potentially the origins of all things. Weird’s time is running out, and the events of this issue will change the way he sees the world forever!
• Winner of the Eisner Award for Best New Series.
“I didn’t think something could be thrilling and sad at the same time but now there’s Black Hammer proving me wrong. Amazing, just flat-out amazing.”—Patton Oswalt
The Eisner Award-winning superhero saga returns with this two-part mystery with lots of revelations!
Picking up immediately where we left off—Lucy Weber has become the new Black Hammer and right as she’s about to reveal to our heroes how they got stuck on the farm and can escape, she vanishes. Now our new Black Hammer finds herself trapped in a gritty world filled with punk rock detectives, emo gods, anthropomorphic humans, absurdist heroes, and many more weirdos, in mad world in which there is no escape!
Collects Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1-5.
Meet the brand-new cast of characters from this year’s Call of Duty®: Zombies offering in this prequel!
Amidst the throes of the Mexican Revolution, an international spy and legendary lover finds himself drawn into another conflict—one that may decide the fate of humanity itself!
Before she became Lobster Johnson’s greatest adversary, the Crimson Lotus was a young girl whose family was caught up in the Russo-Japanese War. Thirty years later, the Lotus exacts her revenge with terrifying international effects, and two spies must try to chase her through China before they become flies in her web.
• A supernatural spy thriller featuring Lobster Johnson’s greatest foe!
They say if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen . . . but the one who’s on the hot seat is Ultimate Cook Teruteru Hanamura, on trial for the murder of Byakuya Togami! Revealing his true nature in the courtroom, Nagito forces his fellow students to realize they don’t truly know or understand each other. It’ll take all of Hajime’s cunning, along with the help of his classmates, to cleave a path to the awful truth!
• Sequel to the fan-favorite Dark Horse manga Danganronpa: The Animation!
• Based on Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair game from NIS America.
In a post-apocalyptic American landscape controlled by roving marauders and suspicious death cults, the ax-swinging hero, Rider, risks all in a search for his wife. He joins a rebellious group of wastelanders in a quest to take down the mad scientist Father, who seems set on bringing complete destruction to the world.
• From the creator of D4VE and Marvel’s Secret Wars: Battleworld.
Elsa and Anna’s beloved kingdom has been disrupted: a wild animal is loose in the village, there is destruction in the forest, and tension is brewing in a nearby kingdom. With all of this, Anna wants to find more ways that she can help the people of Arendelle. When she meets an adventurous young woman who has similar feelings, they explore together all the different jobs Arendelle has to offer. Together, Anna and her new friend will find the answers to their quest, and with the help of Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven, they will restore peace to Arendelle!
BioWare’s bestselling fantasy franchise lives on in these canonical comics from Dark Horse!
With limited influence inside the magocracy known as the Tevinter Imperium, the Inquisition turns to strange bedfellows to accomplish a critical mission—a pair of con artists with a rivalry as grand as their performances!
Dr. Horrible: Best Friends Forever
Joss Whedon (W), José Maria Beroy (A), Sara Soler (A), Dan Jackson (C), Fábio Moon (Cover), and Francesco Francavilla (Variant cover)
On sale Nov 14
FC, 32 pages
Dr. Horrible is back, and he’s brought his best friend with him—Captain Hammer? The timestream has been breached, and who’s to blame, but the missus of time herself, Hourglass. But things are a bit peculiar in this seemingly present day with arch nemeses Dr. Horrible and Captain Hammer teaming up! If that’s possible, what else is? Revisit the hilarity, wit, and charm of Dr. Horrible in this unbelievable story of preposterous possibilities featuring cameos from some of the series’ most horrible villains.
• Written by Joss Whedon, cult favorite Dr. Horrible returns for its 10th anniversary!
2. Covers by Fábio Moon (Casanova, PIXU, Two Brothers) and Francesco Francavilla (The Black Beetle).
Caster’s sorcerous power is growing seemingly without limit . . . and with a depravity to match his psychotic human master. And as Berserker battles Archer by seizing control of one of the fighter jets sent out to stop the eldritch horror manifesting in the Mion River, the worm-ridden Kariya staggers towards Tokiomi, determined to take the mage down . . . before he meets his own inevitable doom!
• The manga adaptation of Type-Moon’s hit anime and novel series!
• Heroes from all ages of history clash in a tournament to the death!
The Targaryen Map Marker was seen in Season 7 in Dragonstone Castle on the map table where Daenerys Targaryen and company plot their plan to conquer Westeros. This limited edition polyresin prop map marker replica representing Daenerys and her dragons is made to look as if it is carved wood. Measures 5” high, with a 12” wingspan, and 8.5” from head to tail. Packaged in polyfoam in a full-color box.
With two of his former teammates dead, the reclusive Dusty is the number one suspect. However, Zena, who is looking to get to the bottom of the murders, thinks the answers may lie elsewhere. In this issue, Dusty has to not only clear his name, but continue to battle from the bottom, as his world keeps getting worse and worse.
Kratos, God of War, has returned! His war on the gods of Olympus long past, Kratos builds a new life for himself in the remote Norse wilds. Seeking to put the rage that defined most of his life behind him, Kratos inadvertently sparks a feud with a mysterious cult of berserkers after attempting to save a stranger being mauled by a monstrous bear. But for the former Ghost of Sparta, no good deed goes unpunished.
• A brand-new story set in the world of Sony’s hit video game God of War!
• Over 5 million copies of the God of War game sold!
The story of one of America’s most notorious serial killers and the true detective who cracked the case is revealed in this true-crime graphic novel unlike any other! Throughout the 1980s, the highest priority of Seattle-area police was the apprehension of the Green River Killer, the man responsible for the murders of dozens of women. In 1990, with the body count numbering at least forty-eight, the case was put in the hands of a single detective, Tom Jensen. After twenty years, when the killer was finally captured with the help of DNA technology, Jensen spent 180 days interviewing Gary Leon Ridgway in an effort to learn his most closely held secrets—an epic confrontation with evil that proved as disturbing and surreal as can be imagined.
• Written by Entertainment Weekly’s Jeff Jensen!
• The ultimate true-crime graphic novel!
• 2012 Eisner Award winner for Best Reality-Based Work.
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1956 #1 (of 5)
Mike Mignola (W), Chris Roberson (W), Yishan Li (A), Mike Norton (A), Michael Avon Oeming (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Dave Johnson (Cover)
On sale Nov 28
FC, 32 pages
Pressure is mounting within the bureau to uncover the Soviets’ secret plans, but a suspicious cover-up leads one agent off the radar in search of answers. Meanwhile, demonic Soviet occult leader Varvara pushes her team to follow her own whims, and Hellboy is sent on the mission that led to his infamous misadventures in Mexico. But even more clandestine plots are at work—both inside the B.P.R.D. and out.
• Three Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. storylines interwoven into an espionage saga!
Occult detective Joe Golem and an unlikely sidekick venture to a ruined cemetery in search of a missing conjurer, but he can’t ignore the bigger mystery about his own shadowy past and the one who is really keeping secrets from him.
January Lee is of royal descent, part of the ruling class that lives out their lives on accelerated, “Lightstepped” worlds where a single day is a lifetime on a normal planet. But her “holy ailment,” which allows her to see the truth behind the Primogenitor’s lies, marks her for banishment to the outer worlds.
This is the beginning of a fantastic tale of alien worlds, a star-spanning empire, and rogues and rebels seeking a weapon hidden in the transmission of a radio drama from Earth thousands of years ago.
Nearly 200 stunningly realistic paintings and drawings bring the greatest fantasy epic of all time to life. Classical realism unites with contemporary storytelling as artist Donato Giancola explores the mythic grandeur and the iconic characters of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings saga.
Donato has made it his life’s work to translate Tolkien’s words into compelling visuals, with gorgeous oil paintings and drawings reminiscent of Rembrandt and Caravaggio. His interpretations of Middle-earth span his entire career, from private commissions to the 2001 edition of the graphic novel adaptation of The Hobbit, all collected in this massive compendium—a must-have for collectors of Tolkien and fantasy.
• From the illustrator of George RR Martin’s 2015 A Song of Ice and Fire calendar.
“Amazing work from an astounding talent.” – George R.R. Martin
A young Ranger woman who came to the city with dreams of adventure, her drug-dealing reptilian wizard roommate, and her boisterous Dwarf maiden BFF embark on a modern-day quest to save the world while struggling to keep their crappy day jobs and pay off their student loans. Joined by a thief, an elf, a cleric, and a barbarian, the ragtag group are embroiled in an adventure involving magical amulets, the mafia, and a cult! Collects issues #1-#4 of the miniseries.
“The book is new, but this world, being well-built, already feels familiar. It’s humorous and fun, with the potential to have a nice long run that will keep us interested for the foreseeable future.” –Comic Crusaders
Mystery Science Theater 3000 #3
Joel Hodgson (W), Harold Buchholz (W), Matt McGinnis (W), Mary Robinson (W), Seth Robinson (W), Sharyl Volpe (W), Todd Nauck (A/Cover), Mike Manley (A/C), Jack Pollock (A/C), Wes Dzioba (C), and Steve Vance (Variant cover)
On sale Nov 14
FC, 32 pages
Mad scientist Kinga Forrester’s plan to dominate all media has succeeded in conquering comics! Jonah, Tom Servo, and Crow have been forced into public domain comic books and are desperately trying to riff their way out of them! But has Crow succumbed to four-color fever, or is the strange new persona he’s taken on hold a surprise for Kinga?
After the bombs fell, the Imperial Japanese Army seized the Chinese capital of Nanjing. Screams echo off the rubble, as two abandoned Chinese soldiers— trapped and desperately outnumbered inside the walled city—try to escape. What they’ll encounter will haunt them. But in the face of horror, they’ll learn that resistance and bravery cannot be destroyed.
Ethan Young (The Battles of Bridget Lee, Tales, Life Between Panels) delves into World War II’s forgotten tragedy and tells a heart-wrenching tale of war, loss, and defiance.
• Winner of the 2016 Reuben Award for Best Graphic Novel!
Olivia Twist and the Esthers make a daring raid into the refugee camp where she was born, and where her parents were murdered. Awaiting her: fights with the brutal Trads; a long-lost family member: a kiss with echoing ramifications; her parents’ killer. But Olivia and her friends don’t know that they are sneaking into an elaborate trap, one that will change 2050 London forever.
Ripped out of retirement by an assassination attempt, the world’s most deadly spy—Black Kaiser—is on a collision course with a stab-happy torture expert and a seductive but deadly redhead. His mission only ends if he dies or kills everyone out to get him, and he’s not in the habit of dying.
A guns-blazing espionage action-adventure in the grand tradition of Jim Steranko and Frank Miller, this silent webcomic by Victor Santos (Mice Templar, Filthy Rich) is reprinted with dialogue as hard-boiled and intriguing as its art.
• Soon to be a major motion picture starring Mads Mikkelson (Star Wars: Rogue One, Doctor Strange).
A botched ambush, a futile standoff, and a desperate retreat lead to a final one-on-one battle with the Predator in the cold darkness of the Afghan night. In the aftermath, the Hunters deal with a painful parting—and an unexpected reunion!
Predator action from start to finish!
The Problem of Susan and Other Stories HC
Neil Gaiman (W), P. Craig Russell (A/Cover), Scott Hampton (A/C), Paul Chadwick (A/C), and Lovern Kindzierski (C)
On sale Jan 23
FC, 72 pages
HC, 7” x 10”
From New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman and Eisner-Award winning artist P. Craig Russell, Scott Hampton, and Paul Chadwick comes a fantasy graphic novel anthology of essential Gaiman stories.
Two stories and two poems, all wondrous and imaginative, about the tales we tell and experience: Where the incarnations of the months of the year sit around a campfire sharing stories, where an older college professor recounts a Narnian childhood, where the apocalypse unfolds, and where the importance of generational storytelling is seen through the Goldilocks fairytale. These four comic adaptations have something for everyone and are a must for Gaiman fans!
A journey through time via the Para-Zone leads our heroes to confront crucial characters from the Black Hammer-verse!
• Ties directly into the Eisner Award-winning Black Hammer comic books series and is written by Jeff Lemire.
“This whole weird pulpy world is so fun and gorgeous.”—IGN
Stranger Things #3
Jody Houser (W), Stefano Martino (P), Keith Champagne (I), Lauren Affe (C), Aleksi Briclot (Cover), Matthew Taylor (Variant cover), Grzegorz Domaradzki (Variant cover), and Patrick Satterfield (Photo variant)
On sale Nov
FC, 32 pages
He knows there are doors to the other side; he just has to find them before the demogorgon finds him. Will “The Wise” always does what is best for the “Party,” but how long will that keep him alive in the Upside Down?
• Answers what happened to Will in season 1 of Stranger Things.
No badges, no backup, and no rules – Lucy Castro, now armed to the teeth, is fighting a one-woman war against the T-800. It was sent to erase her and her unborn child from existence, but the streets are her turf, and she’s not giving up.
After years of thrilling fans in video games, comics pages, and the silver screen, now join Lara Croft on a whole new adventure that you get to color! Featuring forty-five highly detailed black-and-white images from fan favorite artists spanning the history of Lara Croft, the official Tomb Raider Coloring Book is a must-have for all fans to add to their collection.
Lara hunts down Trinity in Antarctica and seeks to discover the mystery within their icy hideout before they can exploit it. Facing a new adversary who is more cunning and more prepared than expected, Lara must face the conflict residing within herself and decide how far she’s willing to go, and what to let go of in the process. Collects Tomb Raider: Inferno #1–#4.
“Heavy on the action and crammed full of unexpected twists.” –Infinite Earths
As big-business interests close in on the overgrown adolescents of the Umbrella Academy, unlikely alliances are formed and two brothers head into deep space.
Also: Ballroom dancing! A Magic Eightball! Cowboys! Dollhouses! And more . . . !
• Soon to be a Netflix original series.
The island exists . . . but the mystery has just begun! Mikura Amelia, following her clues and research, sets her floatplane down in the Pacific, waiting for the drifting passage of Electric Island. No sooner does it appear than her GPS goes out . . . so where is she, and the island, headed? The sun-baked maze of streets and buildings that make up Electric Island is curious and charming . . . which is more than can be said for its sullen inhabitants who will barely communicate with Mikura. This first volume is the kind of book you can get lost in.” –Anime News Network
From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Handmaid’s Tale comes this historical fiction graphic novel tracing the Golden Age of comic books.
With the triumphant arrival of VA Day, the victorious Allied Nations are filled with hope. For Al Zurkowski and Canoodle Features, the joyous event also brings a level of uncertainty. While the war is thankfully over, the small publisher finds itself a smaller fish in a massive pond, leading to a business decision that changes Al’s life forever.
An Army pilot confronts a supernatural horror in this thriller in the tradition of Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness and Coppola’s Apocalypse Now!
Surviving on little more than go-pills and fear, Hannah Vance finds her morality and her sanity, tested to their limits—and beyond—as she desperately seeks a way out of enemy territory.
This is the official adaptation of the original screenplay for Alien 3, written by William Gibson, the award-winning science fiction author of the cyberpunk cult classic Neuromancer. You’ll see familiar characters and places—but not all is the same in this horrifying Cold War thriller!
After the deadly events of the film Aliens, the spaceship Sulaco carrying the sleeping bodies of Ripley, Hicks, Newt, and Bishop is intercepted by the Union of Progressive Peoples. What the UPP forces don’t expect is another deadly passenger that is about to unleash chaos between two governmental titans intent on developing the ultimate Cold War weapon of mass destruction.
• Based on the original screenplay by Neuromancer’s William Gibson!
• Adaptation and art by Johnnie Christmas—co-creator of Margaret Atwood’s Angel Catbird and creator of Image Comics’ Firebug.
• Featuring some of the most famous characters in the Alien film canon: Hicks, Bishop, Newt, and Ripley.
Witchfinder Volume 5: The Gates of Heaven TP
Mike Mignola (W), Chris Roberson (W), D’Israeli (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Julián Totino Tedesco (Cover)
On sale Jan 2
FC, 144 pages
TP, 7” x 10”
A series of occult events mystifies the man known as the Witchfinder, but even more surprising is the revelation that he is not alone in exploring the paranormal in London. When a personal invitation arrives from the palace, Sir Edward Grey is pulled even deeper into underground supernatural exploration alongside new allies in the race to stop a mad scientist from destroying London in his pursuit of mystical power. This volume collects Witchfinder: The Gates of Heaven #1-#5 plus bonus material.
Garth Ennis and PJ Holden create another gritty war story inspired by the massively popular World of Tanks. During the mighty Battle of Kursk, a crew of Russian tankers find themselves at odds with the war, each other, and a German unit on the loose behind the Soviet lines. Collects issue #1-#5 of the miniseries.