DEC14 Previews Picks! Shipping February 2015

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BANDETTE HC VOL 02 STEALERS KEEPERS
(W) Paul Tobin (A) Colleen Coover & Various (CA) Colleen Coover
The Eisner Award-winning digital series is back to steal readers’ hearts once again! The Great Thieving Race is on, as Bandette and rival Monsieur compete to steal priceless artifacts from a criminal organization. But its response could make this Bandette’s final crime spree! Collects Bandette #6-#9, plus bonus stories!
Item Code: DEC140126  In Shops: 4/15/2015  SRP: $14.99
ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST TP VOL 01
(W) Wendy Pini, Richard Pini (A/CA) Wendy Pini
The dream that Chief Cutter and his Wolfriders fought and died for, the Palace of the High Ones, may be the very thing destroying them. The skills that helped them survive the harsh world are fading, and there is a growing threat from a tyrant obsessed with exterminating all elves-creating a disastrous brew that must surely boil over. Collects ElfQuest: The Final Quest #1-#6 and The Final Quest Special.
Item Code: DEC140112  In Shops: 4/1/2015  SRP: $17.99
RAT GOD #1 (OF 5)
Publisher: DARK HORSE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Richard Corben
Terrible things stalk the forests outside Arkham in this chilling original tale from comics master Richard Corben! An arrogant city slicker on a quest to uncover the background of a young woman from the backwoods finds horrors beyond imagining, combining Lovecraftian mutations with Native American legends.
Item Code: DEC140054  In Shops: 2/4/2015  SRP: $3.99

 

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JOE FRANKENSTEIN #1 (OF 4)
(W) Graham Nolan, Chuck Dixon (A/CA) Graham Nolan
An action/horror/adventure tale by the creators of Bane, Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan! Young Joe Pratt discovers, upon meeting the monster of his ancestor, that he is the heir to the Frankenstein name. A legacy that may get him killed if the creatures of the night have their way…
Item Code: DEC140474  In Shops: 2/25/2015 SRP: $3.99
LOCKE & KEY MASTER EDITION HC VOL 01
(W) Joe Hill (A/CA) Gabriel Rodriguez
Named a “modern masterpiece” by The A.V. Club, the critically acclaimed series takes on new life in a reformatted hardcover collection. The Locke & Key Master Edition, Vol. 1 features the first two arcs, “Welcome to Lovecraft” and “Headgames,” with all-new cover art and design by co-creator Gabriel Rodriguez.
Item Code: DEC140577  In Shops: 2/18/2015  SRP: $49.99
ORPHAN BLACK #1
(W) John Fawcett & Various (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Cat Staggs
One. Of a kind. Sarah’s life was changed dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looked just like her. Sarah learned that, not only were she and the woman clones, but there were others just like them, and dangerous factions at work set on capturing them all. Now, the mysterious world of Orphan Black widens, with new layers of the conspiracy being peeled back in this miniseries by co-creator John Fawcett!
Item Code: DEC140468  In Shops: 2/25/2015  SRP: $3.99   Interview with Jody Houser
ROCKETEER THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES TP
(W/A/CA) Dave Stevens
Cliff Secord, a down-on-his-luck pilot, is always looking for ways to make a fast buck. Discovering a stolen rocket pack could be the one thing that will turn his fortunes around… but will it? What follows are government agents, German spies, deception, danger, and adventure. This is the world of… the Rocketeer! All of Dave Stevens’ original comics collected in one book!
Item Code: DEC140476  In Shops: 2/11/2015  SRP: $19.99
TMNT MUTANIMALS #1 (OF 4)
(W) Paul Allor (A/CA) Andy Kuhn
Old Hob, Slash, Herman the Hermit Crab, Mondo Gecko and Pigeon Pete have become a force to be reckoned with in the TMNT ongoing – and now they’ve got their own miniseries, in which their teamwork will be put to the ultimate test! When someone close to the group is kidnapped, the Mutanimals end up on an adventure more wild and dangerous than they could have imagined! What mysteries lurk at…The Null Group?
Item Code: DEC140484  In Shops: 2/25/2015  SRP: $3.99
untold black history comicsUNTOLD HISTORY OF BLACK COMIC BOOKS HC
(W) Bill Foster, Craig Yoe (A/CA) Various
A groundbreaking collection in both scope and detail, The Untold History of Black Comic Books traces the changing image of African-Americans in comic books from the 1940s right up to the present day. Perfect for fans, scholars, libraries and classrooms. This profusely illustrated, large format coffee table book includes nearly 200 pages of rarely seen comics, with over 15 complete stories in full color.
Item Code: DEC140581  In Shops: 2/25/2015  SRP: $39.99

 

 

 

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DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 02 KIDS OF THE BLACK HOLE (MR)
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Wesley Craig, Lee Loughridge
Marcus Lopez is settling into life at Kings Dominion for the Deadly Arts, a secret elite school, to train the next generation of assassins. He has a girl, a circle of friends, and he’s learning a trade: the craft of killing. But his murderous past is about to catch up with him, and there are a few things about Marcus that even his friends don’t know. Secrets that threaten the lives of everyone around him. Because there’s a reason Marcus was sought out by the school’s shadowy principal Master Lin, a man who’s long had an eye for Marcus’s unique talents.
Continuing the story of a group of damaged, deranged, and struggling teenagers living through one of the country’s most vibrant and chilling eras.
Collecting DEADLY CLASS #7-11  Item Code: DEC140657  In Shops: 3/4/2015  SRP: $14.99
EMPTY #1
(W/A/CA) Jimmie Robinson   “DEATH,” Part One
Tanoor lives in an empty apocalyptic world of poison and decay. Her village is all that remains of humanity as they struggle against mutant beasts and rotting bones.But Tanoor finds a chance to save her people when a stranger drifts into town. A stranger armed with the power to grow life from death. A stranger who could change the world-if Tanoor can keep them alive in the deadly world of The Empty.
Item Code: DEC140614  In Shops: 2/11/2015  SRP: $3.50
HOWTOONS REIGNITION TP VOL 01
(W) Fred Van Lente (A/CA) Tom Fowler, Jordie Bellaire
HOWTOONS returns with an all-new sci-fi DIY adventure! Celine and Tuck’s parents put them to sleep for centuries to ride out the energy crisis-but when they awake in the far future and Mom and Dad are missing, it’s the kids who have to save the day! Celine and Tuck must explore a strange new Earth using their gadgeteering skills to create projects and experiments to survive hostile tribes and bizarre mechanized threats-projects and experiments kids and parents can make themselves at home, and learn basic energy literacy at the same time!
Collects HOWTOONS: [RE] IGNITION #1-5 plus backup strips/projects by series originators EAST OF WEST artist NICK DRAGOTTA and MacArthur Grant winner Saul Griffith.
Item Code: DEC140668  In Shops: 2/25/2015  SRP: $9.99
LOW TP VOL 01 THE DELIRIUM OF HOPE (MR)
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Greg Tocchini
Millennia ago, mankind fled the earth’s surface into the bottomless depths of the darkest oceans. Shielded from a merciless sun’s scorching radiation, the human race tried to stave off certain extinction by sending robotic probes far into the galaxy, to search for a new home among the stars. Generations later, one family is about to be torn apart, in a conflict that will usher in the final race to save humanity from a world beyond hope.
Collects LOW #1-6  Item Code: DEC140670  In Shops: 2/11/2015  SRP: $9.99
NAMELESS #1 (MR)
(nameless #1W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Chris Burnham, Nathan Fairbairn
An astronomer kills his family, then himself, leaving a cryptic warning. A Veiled Lady hunts her victims through human nightmares. An occult hustler known only as ‘Nameless’ is recruited by a consortium of billionaire futurists for a desperate mission.
And the malevolent asteroid Xibalba spins closer on a collision course with Earth. But nothing is what it seems-a terrifying inhuman experiment is about to begin. Abandon all hope and experience ultimate horror in NAMELESS.
Item Code: DEC140599  In Shops: 2/4/2015  SRP: $2.99  Sneak Peek!

 

POSTAL #1 CVR A SEJIC
(W) Bryan Edward Hill, Matt Hawkins (A) Isaac Goodhart (CA) Linda Sejic
The townsfolk of Eden, Wyoming wake up to the first official murder the town has seen in 25 years. Their reaction to this isn’t normal, and there’s a reason for that. Eden operates as a haven for fugitive criminals who remain here while new identities, often including facial reconstruction, are created for them. There is zero tolerance for any illegal activity that might draw attention to the town and an “official murder” is the last thing they want. A single, tight-knit family runs Eden with the youngest oddball son Mark Shiffron overseeing the postal branch, the only means of shipping in or out of the city. THE FBI has repeatedly been foiled trying to insert an undercover here; they see Mark as the weak link to exploit. This murder gives them a new opportunity.
Item Code: DEC140626  In Shops: 2/4/2015  SRP: $3.99
ROCHE LIMIT TP VOL 01
(W) Michael Moreci (A/CA) Vic Malhotra   “Our destiny is the stars, and I will lead us there.”
Twenty years after this promise, billionaire Langford Skaargard’s dream of cosmic exploration is no more. Roche Limit, a colony situated on the cusp of a mysterious energy anomaly, is a melting pot of crime and terrible secrets. When Bekkah Hudson goes missing, the search to find her will plunge her sister and a cadre of the colony’s underworld figures into an odyssey that reveals a grim future for mankind.
Collects ROCHE LIMIT #1-5  Item Code: DEC140688  In Shops: 3/11/2015  SRP: $9.99
SPAWN RESURRECTION #1 CVR A JONBOY
(W) Brian Wood (A/CA) Jonboy    NEW TEAM! NEW DIRECTION!
The return of Al Simmons, and the start of a brand new era for SPAWN!
No one quite knows where Al’s been all this time, but it’s clear he’s come back a changed man. Wiser, stronger, and with the memories from an experience that’s he’s still struggling to understand. Tucked away in a crime-ridden corner of New York City, he’s beginning to forge new alliances, preparing defenses, and testing out his newly acquired powers… because there’s a battle coming, and it’s something that makes the Heaven/Hell thing seem like a petty squabble. So just who did Al piss off so badly while he was away?
Introducing a bold new direction for SPAWN, as creator TODD McFARLANE hands the reins over to BRIAN WOOD (Star Wars, X-Men, DMZ) and JONBOY (Marvel Adventures, Araña). It all starts right here, and continues next month in SPAWN #251!
Item Code: DEC140602  In Shops: 2/4/2015  SRP: $2.99
STARLIGHT TP VOL 01
(W) Mark Millar (A) Goran Parlov (CA) John Cassaday
Forty years ago, Duke McQueen was the space hero who saved the universe. But then he came back home, got married, had kids, and grew old. Now his children have left and his wife has passed away, leaving him alone with nothing except his memories…until a call comes from a distant world asking him back for his final and greatest adventure.
Item Code: DEC140693  In Shops: 2/11/2015  SRP: $14.99
SURFACE #1 CVR A FOSS & BELLAIRE (MR)
surface(W) Ales Kot (A/CA) Langdon Foss, Jordie Bellaire
What would happen if Moebius and District 9 had a baby? Maybe THE SURFACE!  Welcome to Africa. Ebola is no longer a problem. The West and the East are moving in-and three hacker lovers are searching Tanzania for the place that can change everything: THE SURFACE
The first issue of a mind-bending action SF epic drawn by the esteemed LANGDON FOSS (Get Jiro!, Winter Soldier) and colored by the Eisner-winning JORDIE BELLAIRE (everything)! THE SURFACE!
Item Code: DEC140621  In Shops: 2/25/2015  SRP: $3.50

 

 

TREES TP VOL 01 (MR)
(W) Warren Ellis (A/CA) Jason Howard
Ten years after they landed. All over the world. And they did nothing, standing on the surface of the Earth like trees, exerting their silent pressure on the world, as if there were no-one here and nothing under foot. Ten years since we learned that there is intelligent life in the universe, but that they did not recognize us as intelligent or alive.  TREES, a new science fiction novel by WARREN ELLIS (Transmetropolitan, Red) and JASON HOWARD (SUPER DINOSAUR, ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN), looks at a near-future world where life goes on in the shadows of the Trees: in China, where a young painter arrives in the “special cultural zone” of a city under a Tree; in Italy, where a young woman under the menacing protection of a fascist gang meets an old man who wants to teach her terrible skills; and in Svalbard, where a research team is discovering, by accident, that the Trees may not be dormant after all, and the awful threat they truly represent.
Item Code: DEC140696  In Shops: 2/11/2015  SRP: $14.99

 

 

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February Variant Cover Theme: HARLEY QUINN

 

dlx dkrBATMAN NOIR THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS DLX ED HC
(W) Frank Miller (A) Frank Miller, Klaus Janson (CA) Frank Miller
For the first time, DC Comics collects Frank Miller’s unforgettable Dark Knight epic in black and white! It is ten years after an aging Batman has retired, and Gotham City has sunk into decadence and lawlessness. Now, as his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory. Joined by Carrie Kelly, a teenaged Robin, Batman takes to the streets to end the threat of the mutant gangs that have overrun the city. And after facing off against The Joker and Two-Face for the final time, Batman finds himself in mortal combat with his former ally, Superman, in a battle that only one will survive.
Item Code: DEC140389  In Shops: 4/29/2015  SRP: $34.99
HARLEY QUINN VALENTINES DAY SPECIAL #1 + BLANK VARIANT
Publisher: DC COMICS
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) John Timms (CA) Amanda Conner
Love is in the air in New York City! The planet’s richest bachelor, Bruce Wayne, is in town for a charity auction – and the highest bidder gets a date with Mr. Tall, Dark, and Brooding! Good thing Harley Quinn just came into some money (please, whatever you do, don’t ask how). But can Bruce really spend a night with Harley without her learning how he spends his nights?
Item Code: DEC140349 In Shops: 2/11/2015 SRP: $4.99
SUICIDERS #1 (MR) (Vertigo)
(W/A/CA) Lee Bermejo
In the post-apocalyptic city of New Angeles, killing isn’t just a crime – it’s entertainment. The city is thriving once more thanks to the blood sport known as SUICIDERS – a TV series that combines the spectacle of hand-to-hand combat with elaborate, high-tech obstacles that test each competitor’s ability to survive. But these competitors have an edge: They’ve been freakishly enhanced by drugs and technology. The results are both marvelous and monstrous, as the man called The Saint begins to rise above his fellow Suiciders.
SUICIDERS is a dark, post-apocalyptic epic that tells the story of a strange, brutal world, written and illustrated by Lee Bermejo, the #1 New York Times best-selling writer/artist behind JOKER, BATMAN: NOEL, LUTHOR and BEFORE WATCHMEN: RORSCHACH.  Sneak Peek!
Item Code: DEC140404  In Shops: 2/25/2015  SRP: $3.99
DC COMICS COVER GIRLS HARLEY QUINN STATUE
DESIGNED BY STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS
The line of stunning statues inspired by the art of Stanley “Artgerm” Lau continues with this masterfully sculpted statue of the Cupid of Crime!
Limited Edition of 5,200 * Measures Approximately 10.5″ Tall
Item Code: DEC140430  In Shops: 7/29/2015  SRP: $99.95
DC COMICS ICONS SHAZAM STATUE
SCULPTED BY ADAM ROSS
This stunning statue perfectly captures The World’s Mightiest Mortal’s look from DC Comics – The New 52.
Limited Edition of 5,200 * Measures Approximately 10.25″ Tall
Item Code: DEC140433  In Shops: 7/29/2015  SRP: $99.95
DC COMICS NEW 52 HARLEY QUINN ACTION FIGURE
Publisher: DC COMICS
Don’t miss your chance to get these action figures of your favorite DC Comics Super Heroes and Super-Villains featuring their DC Comics – The New 52 designs for the first time.
* POISON IVY – 6.6″
* HARLEY QUINN – 6.8″
* THE JOKER – 6.7″
* GREEN LANTERN JOHN STEWART – 6.75″
Item Code: DEC140434  In Shops: 7/29/2015  SRP: $24.95

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 ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA FEAR HIM #1 (OF 4)
(W) Dennis Hopeless (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Simone Bianchi
• A hungry villain has returned to feed on the city’s fear.
Item Code: DEC140872  In Shops: 2/4/2015  SRP: $3.99
AVENGERS RAGE OF ULTRON OGN HC
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Jerome Opena
It was another glorious victory for the Mighty Avengers. Good triumphed over evil and Ultron was shot into space, never to be seen again. Or so they thought. Now, years later, the homicidal artificial intelligence – so long devoted to ending life on Earth – has found a new world to conquer… one with its own horrific legacy. When Titan, birthplace of Thanos, falls, Planet Ultron rises in its place! Thanos’ brother Starfox must seek the aid of his former allies – but the Avengers he finds are radically different from the ones he once knew. Among them is Ultron’s crea
tor Giant-Man – and when Hank Pym confronts his now planet-sized “son,” the responsibilities of fatherhood have never loomed so large. Rick Remender (UNCANNY AVENGERS) and Jerome Opeña (AVENGERS) unleash the full robotic rage of Ultron on Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!
Item Code: DEC140948  In Shops: 4/1/2015  SRP: $24.99
DARTH VADER #1
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Adi Granov
The original Dark Lord of the Sith stars in his first ongoing series!
Ever since Darth Vader made his first on-screen appearance, he became the one of the most popular villains to ever haunt an audience’s dreams! Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of A NEW HOPE (and the pages of the new STAR WARS comic book) into his own series, showing the Empire’s war with the Rebel Alliance from the other side! Writer Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men, Journey Into Mystery, Iron Man) and artist Salvador Larroca (Invincible Iron Man, X-Men: No More Humans) bring us a peek behind the mask of evil!
Item Code: DEC140792  In Shops: 2/11/2015  SRP: $4.99
GOTG AND X-MEN BLACK VORTEX ALPHA #1
(W) Sam Humphries (A) Ed McGuinness (CA) Ed McGuinness, Justin Ponsor
THE BLACK VORTEX STARTS HERE!
•  The Black Vortex, an ancient artifact imbued with immeasurable power, is now in the hands of Mr. Knife!
•  With billions of lives potentially at stake, Peter Quill, the Legendary Star-Lord, is going to have to dust off his thieving gloves.
Item Code: DEC140820  In Shops: 2/4/2015  SRP: $4.99
GUARDIANS TEAM-UP #1
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Arthur Adams
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and THE AVENGERS!
•  Launching directly out of Guardians of the Galaxy comes the new ongoing series bringing the Guardians to the Marvel Universe’s grandest stage for an opening arc of out-of-this-world adventures with some of the biggest hitters Marvel has to offer.
•  Kicking off with a cosmic threat so massive, it’ll take more than just the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop it! Assembled side by side with the mighty Avengers, prepare for two titanic teams to unite like you’ve never seen before!
Item Code: DEC140815  In Shops: 2/11/2015  SRP: $3.99
MS MARVEL TP VOL 02 GENERATION WHY
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Jake Wyatt, Adrian Alphona (CA) Jamie McKelvie
Who is the Inventor, and what does he want with the all-new Ms. Marvel and all her friends? Maybe Wolverine can help! If Kamala can stop fan-girling out about meeting her favorite super hero, that is. Then, Kamala crosses paths with Inhumanity – by meeting the royal dog, Lockjaw! But why is Lockjaw really with Kamala? As Ms. Marvel discovers more about her past, the Inventor continues to threaten her future. Kamala bands together with some unlikely heroes to stop the maniacal villain before he does real damage, but has she taken on more than she can handle? And how much longer can Ms. Marvel’s life take over Kamala Khan’s? The fan-favorite, critically acclaimed, amazing new series continues as Kamala Khan proves why she’s the best (and most adorable) new super hero there is! Collecting MS. MARVEL (2014) #6-11.
Item Code: DEC140970  In Shops: 3/11/2015  SRP: $15.99
RETURN OF LIVING DEADPOOL #1 (OF 4)
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Nicole Virella (CA) Jay Shaw
Last year, Cullen Bunn brought us NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEADPOOL, the hit tale of the Merc with the Mouth trapped in the zombie apocalypse. In the end, our hero found a “cure” of sorts to this horrible outbreak-any zombie that ate Deadpool transformed…into another Deadpool. And they lived happily ever after? Not so fast, as Cullen Bunn returns, joined by the amazing artwork of Nicole Virella, to let us know that wandering hordes of Deadpools might just be worse than flesh-hungry walking corpses.  Parental Advisory
Item Code: DEC140932  In Shops: 2/4/2015  SRP: $3.99
SILK #1
(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Stacey Lee (CA) Dave Johnson
Cindy Moon exploded out of her bunker and into the Marvel Universe when we first learned that she had been bitten by that same radioactive spider in the first arc of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. She then went on to save Peter Parker’s life (more than once!) and traverse the Spider-verse alongside Spider-Woman. Now, as SILK, Cindy is on her own in New York City, searching for her past, defining her own future, and webbing up wrong-doers along the way! Robbie Thompson (writer from TV’s Supernatural) fills this new ongoing series with his unique blend of antics and feels. Featuring stunning covers by Eisner Award winner Dave Johnson and interiors by future superstar Stacey Lee.
Rated T
Item Code: DEC140837  In Shops: 2/18/2015  SRP: $3.99
SPIDER-GWEN #1
spider gwen
(W) Jason Latour (A/CA) Javier Rodriguez
•  BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! The breakout hit of the biggest Spider-Event of the century is taking comic shops by storm this winter with her own new ongoing series – SPIDER-GWEN!
•  Gwen Stacy is Spider-Woman, but you knew that already. What you DON’T know is what friends and foes are waiting for her in the aftermath of Spider-Verse!
•  From the fan-favorite creative team that brought you Spider-Gwen’s origin story in EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE, Jason Latour and Robbie Rodriguez!
Rated T+
Item Code: DEC140832  In Shops: 2/25/2015  SRP: $3.99

 

THOR ANNUAL #1
(W) Jason Aaron & Various (A) Rob Guillory, Marguerite Sauvage (CA) Rafael Albuquerque
• Three stories featuring three Thors!
•  Wrestling superstar CM Punk and Rob Guillory (Chew) on Young Thor’s idea for how to prove himself worthy of Mjolnir: a drinking competition!
•  Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes) and Marguerite Sauvage tell a tale of the new Thor!
•  And Jason Aaron on the Girls of Thunder’s quest to find the perfect birthday present for their grandfather, King Thor! How about a new Garden of Eden?
ONE SHOT/Rated T+
Item Code: DEC140896  In Shops: 2/25/2015  SRP: $4.99

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