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NEW COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable Releases 12/7/16

NEW COMIC BOOK DAY 12/7/16 by Slidely Slideshow

As the year draws near, there will be plenty of "Best of" lists (we may do one again) and as far as I'm concerned you can bet to see some of this week's titles to be on many of them. FAITH, GIANT DAYS, BATMAN, THE LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN should find their way to the "Best of 2016." New titles like the thrilling MOTOR CRUSH from the former BATGIRL creative team certainly has the potential to be among those great titles. Check out other new titles this week - DOCTOR APHRA, REGGIE AND ME, SLAPSTICK, THE CIRCLE, and one of the greatest team-ups in comics WONDER WOMAN MEETS THE BIONIC WOMAN. Happy reading!

Also, check out this week's slideshow featuring music from the Prophets of Rage!




(W) Renae De Liz (A/CA) Renae De Liz, Ray Dillon
The new WONDER WOMAN 9-issue miniseries written and pencilled by Renae De Liz is collected here! In the beginning there was only chaos. But Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, saw a better future-and eventually her daughter would be destined to bring that new world to life! Before her ultimate fate unfolds though, Diana of Themyscira must learn the important lessons of an Amazonian childhood!


(W) Michael Moreci (A/CA) Keith Burns
Everything comes to a head as Nate races against the clock to prevent a deadly plot from unfolding. The action-packed finale to ReincarNATE brings the thrilling mystery to satisfying close.


(W) Jody Houser (A) Meghan Hetrick, Marguerite Sauvage (CA) Philip Tan
Fight and flight! As Los Angeles' high-flying protector, Faith has inspired the dreams of an entire metropolis... Now get ready to meet its worst nightmare! When an escaped psiot prisoner starts tearing through the streets, Faith must stop her fiery rampage before all hell break loose! But this isn't just any ordinary threat... Not only can this empowered escapee drain the energy of everything in sight, she's one of L.A.'s most controversial pop stars to boot! Valiant's chart-topping superhero is about to add a major new player to her frenemies list, courtesy of breakout writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic) and acclaimed artists Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells)!


(W) Matt Kindt (A) CAFU (CA) Stephen Segovia
Silent might!

Ninjak is on the hunt for the woman who took everything from him - the sadistic assassin known as Roku! When Roku's trail leads to a heavily-guarded citadel in the Nevada desert, silence is of the essence as Ninjak undertakes a dangerous stealth mission where even the faintest noise could mean execution! But even if Valiant's top super-spy can reach the woman once known as Angelina Alcott undetected, will he truly be able to face the former love of his life?


(W) Marguerite Bennett, Cameron Deordio (A/CA) Audrey Mok
The next installment's got it all! Alexandra is back to wreak havoc on the Pussycats' beach party as Josie's romance with Alan M heats up! We've got lions, tigers, and jet skis (oh my!) as the Pussycats fight for the right to party!


(W) Tom DeFalco (A/CA) Sandy Jarrell
There is no one more loved, revered, admired and adored in Riverdale than... Reggie Mantle? Well, at least Reggie doesn't think there's anyone as loved and admired as himself. And his best friend can back that idea up-his best friend, of course, being his dog, Vader. The unstoppable duo is known around town for pulling the funniest pranks, getting the hottest dates and throwing the best parties. And if anyone even dares to compete with them, there is going to be hell to pay. Come take a look at the life of your hero, the handsome, hilarious Reggie Mantle.


(W) Damon Clark (A/CA) Alyzia Zherno
After his mother dies, Christian, a teenage boy, moves to Shell bay with his single father only to be bullied as the new kid at school. He finds friendship with the "Weird" kids and unknowingly joins them in an occult ritual that allows a darkness to possess each of them. Through the help of his gypsy neighbor, Christian will learn that the only way he can reverse the ritual is by killing off his circle of friends before they kill him or before the darkness takes over his soul. One by one he will face them all, and in the end he will have to make the hardest decision of his young life.


(W) John Allison (A) Max Sarin, Liz Fleming (CA) Lissa Treiman
The girls come home to find that they have been burgled, so Susan decides to employ her street smarts in order to retrieve their stolen items. Daisy and Esther, against their better judgement, decide to help.


(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Michael Dialynas
Isaac continues to string the group along on his mission to return everyone to Earth, but Karen is convinced he's hiding something and is determined to uncover it.


(W) Hope Larson (A) Brittney Williams (CA) Kat Leyh
To unravel the mystery of the lady astronaut suddenly appearing on the beach, Goldie must dive deep-to a secret underwater base, that is!


(W) Tom King (A/CA) Mikel Janin
"I AM SUICIDE" part four! As Bane decimates Batman's team, the Dark Knight must decide how far he's willing to go-and who he's willing to sacrifice-for those he left in Gotham City.  


(W) Ben Percy (A) Otto Schmidt (CA) W. Scott Forbes
"EMERALD OUTLAW" part one! A major new storyline begins as Green Arrow returns to Seattle for a brand-new mission: reclaim the life he's lost. But with Oliver Queen presumed dead, his fortune obliterated, his sister Emiko missing and Seattle's police turning against him, death proves a bigger challenge than life for Green Arrow!


(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
What began as an idea and an ideal has now become a movement! But the problem with movements is that not even the Hulk can control them!
Rated T


(W) Reilly Brown, Fred Van Lente (A) Diego Olortegui (CA) David Nakayama
Steve Harmon was an average teenager who had an average job as your average clown, living in average New Jersey. But after being zapped by weird and mysterious extradimensional energy, Steve became Slapstick, a living, breathing cartoon! Now, after joining, and then quitting, Deadpool's Mercs for Money, Slapstick is striking it out on his own terms! Sure he's gotta move back in with his parents, but these new business ventures take time. And anyways, he gets to team-up with the Amazing Spider-Man in his first issue. That seems like he's doing pretty well to me!
Parental Advisory


(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Kev Walker, Salvador Larroca (CA) Karmome Shirahama
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT!
Following the blockbuster finale of Darth Vader #25, the fan-favorite character begins a new journey in STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 - the new ongoing series coming this December! From superstar writer Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader) and fan-favorite artist Kev Walker (Marvel Zombies) comes Marvel's first ongoing series starring an original character created in the comics! 
Following her time in the clutches of Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra has barely escaped with her life. If he ever learns of her survival, he'll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it's time for a return to what she does best. With the droids 0-0-0 and BT-1 in tow, she's off in search of rare artifacts from the galactic center to the Outer Rim and everywhere in between. Aphra's got debts to pay after all. Just as long as she can stay one step ahead of the Empire, some Bounty Hunters and just about everyone else in the galaxy!
Rated T


(W) Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr (A) Cameron Stewart (A/CA) Babs Tarr
The team behind the critically acclaimed revamp of Batgirl returns with an exciting sci-fi action-adventure series! By day, Domino Swift competes for fame and fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting "machine narcotic" known as Crush.
  
Featuring Part One of ISOLA: PROLOGUE by BRENDEN FLETCHER and KARL KERSCHL!


(W) Zachary Kaplan (A/CA) Giovanni Timpano
Sun's out and guns out! In the exciting, climactic issue, Cielo lies trapped by our mysterious killer, whom we've just learned holds a secret that may offer salvation to the world's deadly sunlight. Will our disillusioned hero Bax rise to the occasion? Will he be able to save Cielo and take the killer alive?


(W) Frank J. Barbiere (A/CA) Victor Santos
Chapter 2: Sex & Money


(W) Tim Daniel (CA) Joana Lafuente (A/CA) Ricardo Drumond
When the burlap sack is ripped from her head, decorated Olympic athlete Story Helms finds herself seated on a steel platform overlooking an arena somewhere far off the northwestern coast of Australia. Welcome to The Atoll, where abductees are pitted in combat against the world's deadliest apex predator, Majesty, a twenty-one foot Great White shark. Story is next in the ring; how long will she last? Place your bets!


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