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COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases 12/10

New Comics 12/10 by Slidely Slideshow

Another jam-packed week of great reads at your local comic book store. The return of Afterlife with Archie, a companion book for East of West, the collected noir series Hit, Kelly DeConnick's much anticipated Bitch Planet, the Harley Quinn Holiday Special, and so much more it's crazy. 
Brides of Helheim, a special 100-page Savage Dragon #200, Copperhead and Sex Criminals are just some of the other must-get comics. You can't go wrong this week, take a look below at more great books to choose from. Enjoy!


Written by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa. Art by Francesco Francavilla and Jack Morelli. Cover by Francesco Francavilla. 'Betty, RIP,' Part 1 (of 6). It's been weeks since Archie and his friends left Riverdale. Now, they are wandering the deserted highways of America, one step ahead of the ever-pursuing vicious zombie horde. When they decide to set down roots to observe their first post-apocalypse Thanksgiving, Mr. Lodge leads a team into the forests of Pennsylvania to find dinner, but the hunters soon become the hunted, and not all of the gang will make it out of the woods alive! For TEEN+ readers. Cover price $3.99.


(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Joëlle Jones The sorcerer Raevil owes a blood debt, and Rikard intends to collect. Not even the ancient beasts from the depths of the sea can stand in the draugr's way. But Raevil is a cunning enemy, and he awakens even more powerful forces to oppose Rikard. Cover price $3.99.



Written by Jonathan Hickman. Art and Cover by Nick Dragotta. 'THE WORLD' A STAND ALONE, all-encompassing look at the wider world of EAST OF WEST. Part atlas, part encyclopedia, part timeline, and part apocrypha, EAST OF WEST: THE WORLD is the must-have one-shot companion to the spellbinding series. NOTE: EAST OF WEST: THE WORLD will contain pivotal plot and character info that will not be in the regular series...so don't miss out! The Apocalypse is illuminated in EAST OF WEST: THE WORLD. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Matt Fraction. Art and Cover by Chip Zdarsky. Suze and Jon meet Ana. Or rather, meet Ana AGAIN. Or should we say, meet...Ms. Jazmine St. Cocaine AGAIN. Did we just put those words in that order in PREVIEWS? Yes. Yes we did. Cover price $3.50.


Written by Erik Larsen and Gary Carlson. Art by Erik Larsen & Various. Cover by Erik Larsen. Savage Dragon is out of prison and the Vicious Circle is gunning for him. Malcolm Dragon and his stepsister Angel join forces to keep their father alive against an all-out assault in this movie-length epic. Back up stories include an Angel and Mr. Glum story drawn by Batman alum CHRIS BURNHAM, Malcolm and Savage Dragon in WWII by legendary Incredible Hulk artist HERB TRIMPE, Special Agents Strikeforce by NIKOS KOUTSIS, Vanguard by GARY CARLSON and FRANK FOSCO and Malcolm Dragon by TRAVIS SENGAUS. Cover price $8.99.


1st printing. Collects Wildfire (2014 Image) #1-4. Written by Matt Hawkins. Art and cover by Linda Sejic. Is genetically modified food an end to world hunger or a first class ticket to the apocalypse? Dan Miller is a plant biologist working with a small team perfecting an accelerated plant growth process. When things go wrong, Los Angeles pays the price in a disaster story unlike any before. Softcover, 128 pages, full color. Cover price $14.99.


Written by Jason Aaron. Art and Cover by Jason Latour. Dig further into the grim past of the biggest bastard of them all, and discover how Coach Boss came to be the most feared man in all Craw County. Cover price $3.50.


Volume 1 - 1st printing. "1955!" Collects Hit (2013 Boom Studios) #1-4. Written by Bryce Carlson. Art and cover by Vanesa Del. WHY WE LOVE IT: You say your crime noir story is based on a group of hardpolicemen during 1950s Los Angeles that did a little wetwork under the table, ridding the city of its scummiest residents one lowlife at a time? And it features the art debut of Russ Manning Award for Most Promising Newcomer nominee Vanesa R. Del Rey? Oh, we're so there. WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Noir crime fiction is a part of Americana, from the writing of James Ellroy and Raymond Chandler to the films of Orson Welles and Alfred Hitchcock. HIT joins titles like TORSO, CRIMINAL, and GOTHAM CENTRAL as a grand contribution to crime noir comics. WHAT IT'S ABOUT: They say the eyes are the window to the soul. You look at Harvey Slater and you'll see a homicide detective chasing cigarettes with a few fingers of bourbon. You look into his eyes, and you'll see a hitman who spends his nights making "untouchable" criminals disappear for the Los Angeles Police Department. But all it takes is a blonde bombshell from his past and a crime syndicate trying to muscle in while Mickey Cohen's in prison to open Slater's eyes to who he really is. Collects the complete fourlimited series, features the nevershort story, "Bonnie," and includes an introduction by author Duane Swierczynski. Softcover, 128 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.99.


Story and Art by George Perez. Cover by George Perez and Cameron Stewart. Under attack by their greatest foe, Naida, the Sirens put together a last ditch plan to keep their team - and their ship - together! With their memories of each other and themselves still hazy, the Sirens must relearn how to work together before Naida destroys them all. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Frank J. Barbiere. Art by Jonathan Lau. Cover by Juan Doe. The female Solar has done her best to atone for her dad's interstellar sins… but she can't stop the evil that's coming to Earth. It's an absolute disaster of a homecoming! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Cameron Stewart and Brendan Fletcher. Art by Babs Tarr. Cover by Cameron Stewart. The Batgirl of Burnside is the name on everyone's lips…but she sure is acting strange since she took up residence in Gotham City's outer borough! Dangerous joyrides? Photo ops? Sequins? Either Barbara Gordon's gone off the deep end - or there's a doppelganger under that cowl! Cover price $2.99.


Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick. Art and Cover by Valentine De Landro. 2014 Best Writer Eisner Award nominee KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE DE LANDRO (X-Factor) team up for the very third time to bring you the premiere issue of BITCH PLANET, their highly-anticipated women-in-prison sci-fi exploitation riff. Think Margaret Atwood meets Inglourious Basterds. Cover price $3.50.


Written by Tini Howard. Art by Aileen Oracion. Cover by -ROM-. Talent Hunt winning writer TINI HOWARD and artist AILEEN ORACION challenge the legend of the Spear of Destiny as sins of omission come to light in this one shot special! Detective Sara Pezzini reveals a lost manuscript that speaks of a bright young martyr and the dark acts she eclipses in this tale of an all-new Magdalena. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Jay Faerber. Art and Cover by Scott Godlewski and Ron Riley. Sheriff Clara Bronson sets a trap while Deputy Boo chases down lead-both figuratively and literally. Cover price $3.50.


Written by Robert Kirkman. Art by Charlie Adlard & Various. Cover by Charlie Adlard and Dave Stewart. Face to face. Cover price $2.99.


Spider-Verse: Tie-in - Written by Christos N. Gage and Roger Stern. Art by David Williams and Steven Sanders. Cover by David Williams. SPIDER-VERSE TIE-IN! • MILES MORALES AND ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN (from the ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN cartoon) TEAM UP! GWEN STACY SPIDER-WOMAN goes to a universe to recruit a Peter Parker who never got over her death! Rated T Cover price $3.99.


Written by Marc Guggenheim. Art by Harvey Tolibao and Dexter Soy. Cover by Terry Dodson. 'EXOGENOUS' Conclusion! 'Arrow' executive producer Marc Guggenheim wraps up his run on this critically acclaimed arc of X-MEN! Time is running out as the X-Men race to save the Earth from the alien monstrosities that have emerged from the depths of space! But will Rachel Grey forsake her teammates to get revenge on those responsible for the death of her family? Rated T+ Cover price $3.99.


Written by William Harms. Art by Giovanni Valleta. Cover by Frazer Irving. In a world of clones, the Human Liberation Army wants to free people from New Life's grasp. Their leader Gail will take the most drastic, personal measures yet to do so. Rathmann, a former homicide detective turned New Life enforcer, is on the case, and is asking tough questions. Violet, a young girl and one of the few noncloned humans (Pures, they're called) left, is longing to enter the real world. But she has no idea the danger she is stepping into. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Aaron Gillespie. Art by Mirka Andolfo. Cover by Joyce Chin. On the run from Lucifer's hit squad, Lady Demon rides a newly arrived soul back to earth. Little does she know, the soul is attached to a woman in the middle of a dark conspiracy. That suits Lady Demon just find because it means she gets to kill a whole lot of people. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Ron Marz. Art by Abhishek Malsuni. Cover by Ed Benes. Alien invaders are on the verge of conquering all Barsoom. Only one man stands between them and the planet's annihilation: John Carter, Warlord of Mars. But John is marooned deep in the Martian wastes, confronted by a savage white ape. Even if he survives, how will he return to the side of his beloved Dejah Thoris in time to save his adopted world? Cover price $3.99.


Written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti. Art by Darwyn Cooke, Alain Mauricet and Brandt Peters. Cover by Amanda Conner. We got you a present, comics fans - a gut-busting (sometimes literally) collection of short stories featuring Harley and her special brand of holiday cheer! Can she get through Christmas dinner without blowing something up? Who will survive the war of the department-store Santas? Don't miss this one - after all, you can't spell 'holidays' without 'Harley!' (Give or take a couple letters.) Cover price $4.99.



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