New releases are here! This week includes a comedic Arkham adventure, classic cartoons in comic form, morally ambiguous misadventures, a family time-travelling holiday, a murderer targeting the 1%, the war-torn world of Krynn, beginner-friendly Commander decks, and more! Check out the highlights below.
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Due to a shipping delay in the delivery of the latest shipment from Penguin Random House to Diamond UK, all the new comic releases from Marvel and IDW have been delayed until Wednesday 14th December.
RICK AND MORTY VS CTHULHU #1
(W) Jim Zub (A) Leonardo Ito, Crank! (CA) Troy Little (VCA) Marc Ellerby, Jim Zub
When their home is infested by eldritch terror, Rick Sanchez and the Smith family traverse a Lovecraftian hellscape to track down and defeat the big guy himself: Cthulhu.
On their journey through Arkham and the realms beyond, they’re waylaid by literary monstrosities and the characters obsessed with them – fighting off hordes of fish-people, finding and losing love, battling sentient cosmic colour, and taking potshots at ol’ H.P. along the way.
(W) Greg Weisman (A) George Kambadais (CA) David Nakayama (VCA) Amanda Conner, Jae Lee, Tony Fleecs
One thousand years ago, superstition and the sword ruled. It was a time of darkness. It was a world of fear. It was THE AGE OF GARGOYLES. Stone by day, Warriors by night, they were betrayed by the humans they had sworn to protect…frozen in stone by a magic spell for a thousand years. Now, here in Manhattan, the spell is broken, and they live again! They are Defenders of the Night! THEY ARE GARGOYLES!
Series creator GREG WEISMAN and illustrator GEORGE KAMBADAIS reintroduce the Manhattan Clan, a family of Gargoyles at full strength, though modern New York City is full of attractions and distractions, and each member of the clan has begun to go their own way. But their bonds will be tested, when nefarious factions from all across the world attempt to steal that rarest, most precious of possessions… an unhatched Gargoyle egg!
(W) Michael Calero, Thomas Parson (A) Kit Wallis (CA) Kim Jacinto
Quested fuses the attitude of Hellboy and the fantasy-adventure spirit of Legend of Zelda as it follows the questing misadventures of pawn shop owner and morally ambiguous hero-for-hire, Jinx, through a world filled with lizard henchmen, dungeon-bosses, and unicorn burgers!
When a plan to take advantage of a desperate king trying to protect his daughter goes wrong, Jinx and his two accomplices (I mean guild members!) find themselves actually having to save the princess.
FAMILY TIME #1
(W) Robert Windom, Lily Windom (A) Asiah Fulmore (CA) Jae Lee (VCA) Sanford Greene
The O’Connell family (Lily – age 13; Tyler – age 11; and their parents) are vacationing in Ireland when they encounter an old man with a mysterious crystal that seemingly teleports them 1,000 years back in time. Unsure whether they have stumbled into a historical re-enactment, the family must befriend Rory, a timid local, battle a medieval tyrant named Ciaran and his henchmen, and figure out how to get back to the present, while Lily learns to use her newfound superpowers.
From the writer/creator of Seven Sons, Robert Windom, and his eleven-year-old daughter, Lily, comes a fun, fantasy adventure. Featuring covers by Jae Lee, as well as Art Direction and cover art by Sanford Greene (Bitter Root)-both Eisner-Award winning artists-and anime-inspired interior art by new talent and Greene-protege Asiah Fulmore (DC’s Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld).
FRANK MILLERS PANDORA #1 (OF 3)
(W) Chris Silvestri, Anthony Maranville (A) Emma Kubert
What if you could have everything you ever wanted, but it was at everyone else’s expense?
Drawn to a mystic Relic that can deliver all her heart’s desires… Anabeth Dean uses this power in an attempt to recreate the world and fill her empty life with friendship and love. But power comes at a price and her “perfect new world” is replacing the real world around us. Anabeth now has all she’s ever wanted, but her better place is an invasion… and she’s the gateway to the end of the world. Only she can stop it, but to do so, she must sacrifice everything she loves…
A new Young Adult Fantasy. Created by Frank Miller with art by new sensation Emma (Inkblot) Kubert, and script by Anthony Maranville and Chris Silvestri (Star Trek Discovery) This is the latest book in the great line of titles from Frank Miller Presents.
KNOW YOUR STATION #1 (OF 5)
(W) Sarah Gailey (A/CA) Liana Kangas (VCA) Becca Carey
The wealthiest people in the solar system abandoned the Earth for a private sanctuary in space, leaving the rest of us to die amidst cataclysmic climate change.
But the 1% won’t be safe for long…A murderer is on the loose, specifically targeting the super-rich.
Soon Elise, an employee of the billionaire’s space station, is wrapped up in a deadly investigation, with each issue featuring a new, diabolically different kill!
2021’s breakout writer Sarah Gailey (Eat the Rich) and rising star Liana Kangas (TRVE KVLT) take a stab at the ultra-wealthy, their dreams of escaping the very planet they’ve put in peril, and the consequences of a future that might not be so far away…
ALL AGAINST ALL #1 (OF 5)
(W) Alex Paknadel (A/CA) Caspar Wijngaard
It is the distant future. Earth is long gone, but a race of alien conquerors knows as “the Operators” have preserved its most savage animals in an artificial jungle environment they barely understand.
With no bodies of their own, the Operators move from world to world, harvesting bodies for the organic exosuits they use to wage their endless wars. Ignored and underestimated by his captors is the habitat’s sole human specimen, Helpless.
However, when their efforts to find and harvest an apex predator intensify, he gives them far more than they bargained for.
Writer ALEX PAKNADEL (DC vs. Vampires: All Out War, Giga), artist CASPAR WIJNGAARD (HOME SICK PILOTS), and letterer HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU present a primal vision of humanity gone terribly wrong. Featuring variant covers by artistic powerhouses as SEAN PHILLIPS (RECKLESS), MARTIN SIMMONDS (THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH), and CHRISTIAN WARD (BLOOD STAINED TEETH)!
Also released this week…
- Amazing Spider-Man #14
- Batman & Joker Deadly Duo #2 (of 7)
- Batman #130
- Hexware #1 (of 6)
- Joker Man Who Stopped Laughing #3
- Magic The Gathering (MtG) #21
- Nocterra Special Val (One-Shot)
- Poison Ivy #7
- Quick Stops #2 (of 4)
- Walking Dead Dlx #52
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS 5E RPG DRAGONLANCE SHADOW OF THE DRAGON QUEEN ALTERNATE COVER
In a world ravaged by war, the actions of heroes can have world-altering stakes.
Defend the people of Kalaman against seemingly insurmountable odds as Krynn prepares for war. The Dragon Armies are on the march, their ranks swelled by ogres, minotaur’s, and humans who seek a share of the spoils, while rumours of the return of the Dark Queen’s dragons swirl among the people.
Featuring the gorgeous alternative cover version of Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon Queen, exclusive to brick and mortar stores!
MAGIC: THE GATHERING STARTER COMMANDER DECK
The perfect introduction to Magic’s most popular format—join your friends in epic multiplayer battles with a ready-to-play MTG deck!
- First Flight (White-Blue)
- Grave Danger (Blue-Black)
- Chaos Incarnate (Black-Red)
- Draconic Destruction (Red-Green)
- Token Triumph (Green-White)
Available from Friday 9th December!
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