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COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases 12/17

NEW COMICS 12/16 by Slidely Slideshow

Tis the season for great stories by gifted storymakers. This week is especially joyful as Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo return with Batman #37 and the conclusion of 'Endgame Part 3.'Steve Niles and Christopher Mitten have a conclusion of their own for Criminal Macabre: The Third Child #4. Plus more exciting ongoing titles like Wytches #3, Goners #3, Bunker #8, The Wicked and the Divine #6, Ms. Marvel #10 and many more.



Endgame: Part 3 - Written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV. Art by Greg Capullo and Danny Miki. Cover by Greg Capullo. The ultra top-secret Batman arc known only as 'Endgame,' continues - it's a story arc so steeped in mystery, all we can tell you is the title! Cover price $3.99.


1st printing. Story and art by Aisha Franz. A finely wrought account of aliens and alienation in the suburbs. German cartoonist Aisha Franz's debut graphic novel details a few short days in the life of two sisters and their single mother. Set in a soulless suburb populated by block after block of identical row houses bordered by empty fields and an industrial no-man's land, Earthling explores the loneliness of everyday life through these women's struggle to come to terms with what the world expects of them. Drawn in deep grey pencil, Earthling is an atmospheric and haunting account of the inevitability of losing the dream worlds of childhood. Softcover, 6-in. x 8-in., 208 pages, B&W. Cover price $19.95


Written by Kieron Gillen. Art and Cover by Matthew Wilson and Jamie McKelvie. THE FAUST ACT is over. Welcome to FANDEMONIUM. The second arc of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE begins in its traditional manner (i.e. a ludicrous pun.) We'd say something like 'nothing will ever be the same again' but if you think about it, you can say that about literally everything, ever. Er...also some comic story. Probably. Cover price $3.50.


Written by Yehudi Mercado. Art and Cover by Bachan. Primo Rocket used to be the fastest speederracer in the galaxy, but after a crash that sealed the fate of his spacestationcity home, Rio Rojo, Primo has resigned himself to life as a lowly spaceship salvage yard owner. However, his two 'kids'harvest clone Beta, and Beta's genius girlclone Zetacan't seem to keep out of trouble. When the dysfunctional family suddenly becomes the target of an intergalactic manhunt, the family has to come together to save their home. Cover price $3.99.



Written by Nathan Edmondson. Art and Cover by Phil Noto. The world has turned against Black Widow. Her web is broken. How will she deal with this? The final path to Chaos is at her feet, but will her own demons keep her from finally taking it? What happened to Isaiah? Can Black Widow still turn to the Avengers, or even to SHIELD? Rated T+ Cover price $3.99.


Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov. Art and Cover by Joe Infurnari. When Billy learns of a second impending attack, he begins to research the group thought to be behind them. What he doesn't know is that it's his best friends. Cover price $3.99.


Written by Steve Niles. Art by Christopher Mitten. Cover by Justin Erickson. The war rages on as humans tear each other to shreds. Cal is done with it. He is ready for the war to end . . . but as his dark side gets stronger, whose side will he take? Cover price $3.99.


Written by Jacob Semahn. Art and Cover by Jorge Corona. 'WE ALL FALL DOWN,' Part Three A family separated. A family found. A family death. Cover price $2.99.


Written by Ollie Masters. Art by Ming Doyle. Cover by Becky Cloonan. In part two of the all-new crime drama THE KITCHEN, the girls find their newly claimed criminal empire under threat when a sleazy hustler blackmails them for more money than they have. Can they get it together in time and keep control of the Hell's Kitchen underworld? Or will they have to take more drastic measures to protect their turf? Cover price $2.99.


Written by C. Willow Wilson. Art by Adrian Alphona. Cover by Jamie McKelvie. Kamala bands together with some unlikely heroes against the maniacal Inventor. But has she taken on more than she can handle? Find out why Ms. Marvel is the best new super hero of the year! Rated T+ Cover price $2.99.


Written by John Arcudi. Art and Cover by James Harren. Okay, so a scarecrow walks into a bar...and proceeds to wreak havoc across two worlds! After a long absence, Rathraq, Scarecrow Warrior God, is back-and very unhappy. Bad news for his old enemies, yes, but worse news for everybody else! Introducing a modern day action/adventure fantasy thriller where rundown dive bars, undead kitty cats, psycho skinheads, and giant mummies all play a part. It's Louis C.K. meets Robert E. Howard in a David Fincher universe. Cover price $3.50.


(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Justin Greenwood When Dex's date causes tension between her and Grey, she has to balance Ansel's needs with those of her case. Meanwhile, the puzzle pieces start to come together for CK as she gets closer to who assaulted Mercury! Cover price $3.99.


Written by Cullen Bunn. Art and Cover by Drew Moss. 'Temporal displacement' never meant much to Jess. It was just something that her father, the renowned scientist, was tinkering with. That, of course, was before she met Wrex, a massive time-displaced T-Rex with the disposition of a puppy. Now Jess and her new friend are up to their ears in rampaging mutants! To make matters worse, Wrex might be at the center of an anomaly that could mean worldwide chaos and destruction! Cover price $3.99.

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Written by Scott Snyder. Art and Cover by Jock. A parent's worst nightmare: a beloved child lost in the woods. Behind the trees lurk horrors, and the brush conceals atrocity. No matter how desperate the search, understand that your prayers will fall on deaf ears. There is no escape from the Wytches. Cover price $2.99.


1st printing. Collects Krampus (2013 Image) #1-5. Written by Brian Joines. Art and cover by Dean Kotz. Meet the Krampus, yuletide terror and punisher of wicked children. Long imprisoned for his outdated methods, the holiday horror suddenly finds himself freed and tasked with a mission: recover the stolen power of the Secret Society of Santa Clauses! With his flying wolf Stutgaard, the Krampus crosses the globe, encountering various figures of winter lore and uncovering a sinister scheme to topple the Santas and change Christmas as we know it forever. Includes all-new material! Softcover, 140 pages, full color. Cover price $12.99.


1st printing. Collects Archie (1943-) #650-653. Story and art by Dan Parent. Get ready for the biggest music event of the year! When The Archies, Josie & The Pussycats, The Bingos, and the Madhouse Glads embark on a whirlwind world rock 'n' roll tour, romance, hilarity and hijinx ensue! The gang goes global with stops in India, China, Australia, and Canada. Archie, his band mates and his fellow musicians encounter many new people, cultures and customs along the way. But when it's time to return back to Riverdale, will everyone be able to leave the friends and memories they've made along the way behind? Find out in this rockin' graphic novel! Cover price $9.99.


Written by Shannon Waters. Art by Emily Carroll and Faith Erin Hicks. Cover by Chynna Clugston. In order to earn the coveted Gimme S'more badge, the Lumberjanes set out on a backpacking trip in the deep, dark woods. But the woods aren't so scary anymore, now that the Lumberjanes have kicked, punched, and befriended all the fearsome magical monsters out there, so they set out to find the one thing that can still scare them all: campfire stories! Cover price $3.99.


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