Mid December means its time to get your last-minute holiday shopping done. You know what makes for a great stocking-stuffer? Comics! Here’s several releasing this week that can bring joy to your loved ones on a cold winter night.
Batman: Last Knight on Earth #3 (DC Comics)
(w) Scott Snyder (a) Greg Capullo (i) Jonathan Glapion (c) FCO Plascencia (l) Tom Napolitano
Gotham City has been remade. Omega reigns supreme. Can Batman finally accomplish what no other hero has and free the world from his dark reflection’s shadow? Or is it too late for the recreated Caped Crusader?
- Dan & Jason
Black Stars Above #2 (Vault Comics)
(w) Lonnie Nadler (a) Jenna Cha (c) Brad Simpson (l) Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
The storm continues to gestate. Lost in a wilderness known as The Green Ribbon, Eulalie is faced with an impossible decision: return home to a family that has forsaken her, or finish her journey to the northern town to deliver the mysterious package. She must decide wisely, for threats lurk behind every tree and the snow has an appetite of its own.
Doomsday Clock #12 (of 12) (DC Comics)
(w) Geoff Johns (a) Gary Frank (c) Brad Anderson
This is it! The final showdown between Dr. Manhattan and Superman shakes up the DC Universe to its very core! But can even the Man of Steel walk out from the shadow of Manhattan?
I still won’t believe this issue is coming out until I actually read it myself.
Harleen #3 (DC Comics)
(w/a) Stjepan Sejic
In which our doomed doctor makes a choice she can never take back—one that seals her dark fate and gives rise to one of the most legendary villains of all time!
Hearthbeat #2 (BOOM! Studios)
(w/a) Maria Llovet
After witnessing a murder, Eva now possesses a terrible secret-Donatien, the most popular boy in school enjoys the taste of blood…and is willing to kill for it. Eva knows she should turn him in but can’t help her attraction to Donatien. Even though she knows he is a murderer-or perhaps because of it-Eva wants him.
Klaus: The Life and Times of Joe Christmas (BOOM! Studios)
(w) Grant Morrison (a) Dan Mora
* In the tradition of Grant Morrison ‘s 2001 New X-Men Annual , BOOM! Studios presents a widescreen comic that catalogs the life and times of one Joe Christmas.
* Abandoned as a baby, Joe Christmas is taken in by Klaus. In this holiday calendar-inspired comic, experience 25 all new short stories of Klaus teaming up with Joe Christmas over the years!
* Grant Morrison (New X-Men) and Dan Mora (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) return to the winter world of Klaus for an all new holiday special!
Money Shot #3 (Vault Comics)
(w) Tim Seeley, Sarah Beattie (a) Rebekah Isaacs (c) Kurt Michael Russell (l) Crank!
While half of the XXX-plorers search for the big-balled seer whose orgasm could power their teleporter forever, Chris and Omar must seduce the malevolent warlord of planet Dry Reef in time for the livestream. But are they ready to trade the hottest tag-team in the universe for the fate of a world? Plus, the secret origin of Team Money Shot comes to a close!
Once and Future #4 (BOOM! Studios)
(w) Kieron Gillen (a) Dan Mora
With Gran’s life hanging in the balance, Duncan comes face to face with another knight in search of the Grail, and only one will emerge victorious…
Project X-Mas #1
(w) Mark Millar (a) Frank Quitely
MARK MILLAR and Netflix have teamed up to give you the perfect Christmas gift-the sequel to one of the most beloved Millarworld projects since the dawn of time. The twist is that you don’t know what it is, and like all good gifts, you’re in for a nice surprise when you open the delivery boxes on December 18th. Can you guess what Santa’s going to bring you??
Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider #1 (Marvel Comics)
(w) Dennis Hopeless, Donny Cates (a) Scott Hepburn, Geoff Shaw
Cosmic Ghost Rider is back, baby! But with a reputation like his, it’s only a matter of time before the law catches up to the future Frank Castle and tries to put him in chains – too bad for the law, chains are Castle’s weapons of choice these days. Now in an intergalactic prison, the Rider is going to turn his cage into an all-out cage match! Who’s going to be the last alien standing?! Find out in this all new miniseries from Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum (MARVEL’S SPIDERMAN: CITY AT WAR) and Scott Hepburn (DEADPOOL)!
Plus – Don’t miss out on a brand new short story from the guys who started it all, Donny Cates (ABSOLUTE CARNAGE) and Geoff Shaw (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY)!
Skulldigger + Skeleton By #1 (Dark Horse)
(w) Jeff Lemire (a) Tonci Zonjic
Teased in The World of Black Hammer Encyclopedia, this tale of dark tragedy finds Spiral City trapped in a vicious cycle of crime, corruption, and violence. With the heart of the city at stake, a vigilante rises in Skulldigger. However, when the nefarious Grimjim escapes from prison, will Skulldigger and his ward, Skeleton Boy, be enough to save Spiral City?
Suicide Squad #1 (DC Comics)
(w) Tom Taylor (a) Bruno Redondo
Task Force X—nicknamed the Suicide Squad—unites some of the DCU’s unlikeliest villains for its bloodiest series yet! The Squad’s new mission is to neutralize a new group of international super-terrorists known as the Revolutionaries—and not everyone on either side will make it out alive! But when the U.S. government’s most deniable team of do-badders realizes that the surviving Revolutionaries will be joining the Squad, all hell breaks loose! Who can Harley Quinn and Deadshot trust when their new teammates are the very people their crew was assigned to kill? The Suicide Squad doesn’t just need to worry about surviving their next mission… now they have to survive each other! The acclaimed Injustice creative team of writer Tom Taylor and artist Bruno Redondo reunite for the wildest incarnation of the Squad ever seen!
Superman Smashes the Klan #2 (DC Comics)
(w) Gene Luen Yang (a) Guri Hiru
Teenager Tommy Lee is missing, and Superman is on the case! It can’t be a coincidence that just last night, Tommy bravely confronted the Klan of the Fiery Cross when they surrounded the Lee family’s Metropolis house and told them to go back to Chinatown.
The year is 1946, and Clark Kent is so new to being Superman that he hasn’t yet learned to fly—so his search for Tommy is conducted in huge, gravity-defying leaps that make Tommy’s sister, Roberta, suspect the Man of Tomorrow may not be an earthling at all! But if this strange, young hero can adjust to his adopted home, perhaps she can, too.
First, though, they must stop the Klan from blowing up Unity House, which has welcomed the Chinese-American Lee family into their community. But could the real target be across town, where Superman’s friends Jimmy, Lois, and Perry work at the Daily Planet?
Inspired by the 1940s Superman radio serial “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints, The Terrifics, New Super-Man) brings us part two of his personal retelling of the adventures of the Lee family as they team up with Superman to smash the Klan!
Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #6 (DC Comics)
(w) Matt Fraction (a) Steve Lieber
Meanwhile, in Gotham City, the great Olsen/Batman prank war rages on. An old favorite returns to make heads or tails of just what the heck has been going on. Jimmy does some funny Fraction stuff. Batman is there, too, doing some Lieber stuff. Lex Luthor’s kicking around. It’s a whole thing.
Wonder Woman: Dead Earth #1 (DC Comics)
(w/a) Daniel Warren Johnson
The celebrated creator of Murder Falcon and Extremity and artist of The Ghost Fleet, Daniel Warren Johnson brings bold sci-fi chops to his DC debut with a harrowing vision of Wonder Woman unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Princess Diana of Themyscira left paradise to save Man’s World from itself. When Wonder Woman awakens from a centuries-long sleep to discover the Earth reduced to a nuclear wasteland, she knows she failed. Trapped alone in a grim future, Diana must protect the last human city from titanic monsters while uncovering its secret of this dead Earth—and how she may be responsible for it.
- Dan & Jason