Scroll through our recommendations for December 19th's New Comic Book Day, listed below!
The new series we can't wait to pick up? Betty & Veronica! Written by Jamie Lee Rotante (who did an amazing job on Betty & Veronica: Vixens), this brand new series takes us to senior year at Riverdale High, as tensions rise when these BFF's find out that they may not be going to the same college as originally planned! These are long beloved characters, and given how much we've enjoyed some of the other modern spins from Archie Comics, we're excited to see the direction that this new series takes us! Fingers crossed for a story more focused on the friendship between these young women and less on mutual crushes.
This week also brings the new series Livewire from Valiant Entertainment, and writer Vita Ayala! Vita is famous in our book for their work on The Wilds, as well as many other titles from Marvel, DC, Image, and IDW (just to name a few)! Starring in their first solo series, Livewire takes the center stage in the Valiant Universe. We find the character on the run from the Government after forcing the entire United States into a blackout! We have come to know and love Vita's style and can't wait to see what she adds to this new story!
Some of our favorites are returning this week as well, just in time for last minute holiday shopping! Make sure you check out our recommendations below for December 19th's New Comic Book Day! Each title, listed in alphabetical order, includes cover art and a brief description. To learn more about each title, click on the cover art image and head over to Previews World!
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Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men #4
SEP180297 (W) Evan Dorkin (A) Benjamin Dewey (CA) Jill Thompson After being captured by the survivalist cult, the Wise Dogs must find a way to free themselves and prevent an ancient evil entity from being unleashed on humanity.
Betty & Veronica #1
OCT181424 (W) Jamie L Rotante (A) Kelly Fitzpatrick (A/CA) Sandra Lanz BRAND NEW SERIES! "Senior Year, Pt. 1: Summer" - Betty and Veronica go where they've never gone before-their senior year of high school! Only one school year stands between them and freedom, but when the two BFFs think they'll be attending the same college in the fall find out that their plans have changed, their senior year-and their friendship-is put to the test!
OCT180490 (W) Joélle Jones (A/CA) Joélle Jones Selina's forced into a seriously sinister Sopranos-style sit-down! While the cops continue to hunt her for a murder she didn't commit, Catwoman's forced to take a meeting with secretive crime boss Mrs. Creel. Here's the pitch: work for us or die! Selina counters with some blackmail of her own, but the offer fails to blow away Creel and her meta-crew. That leads to a breakneck chase that drives Catwoman right into the crosshairs of the local authorities.
Champions Annual #1
OCT180909 (W) Jim Zub (A) Marcus To (CA) Sean Izaakse The spirits of the North stir and Snowguard must answer their call! Amka Aliyak's past and present collide as she strives to understand the power she's been given and where she belongs. Take a deep dive into Marvel's newest young hero in this special supersized Champions issue!
Cold Spots #5
OCT180169 (W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Mark Torres MINISERIES FINALE
Dan has found his missing daughter. She is in the clutches of a fiendish family that wishes to use her connection to the unquiet dead to raise something horrible from beyond the veil. This new spirit is so vicious... so malignant... that its presence could cast the world into the darkness of a supernatural ice age.
OCT180492 (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) David Mack Max is not having the best year of his career. Sales on his comics series are tanking, and his personal life is crumbling. Could it have something to do with his double life as a spy? Max learns the definition of "in too deep" as his worlds start to collide. COVER is a major new project from longtime collaborators and Peabody Award winners Brian Bendis and Emmy-nominated artist David Mack. It's a heartfelt valentine to comics creators, their creations and the genres they inspire.
OCT180975 (W) Gail Simone (A) David Baldeon (CA) Lim, Gang Hyuk STAY LOW AND KEEP FIRING! Domino's luck seems to have a mind of its own sometimes, whether her intentions are noble or not. A very SPECIAL GUEST arrives to show Domino how it's done!
OCT180967 (W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Javier Rodriguez (CA) David Nakayama THE WRATH OF KHAN! The Exiles' beloved Khan-who sacrificed herself to stop the Time-Eater-has miraculously returned! But this time, her gun is trained on her old teammates! And she's not alone. Meet the evil Exiles-Captain Axis; Shuri, a.k.a. Killmonger; Iron Kang; X 2/3rd and Skele-Thor!
OCT180192 (W) Ian Boothby (A/CA) Gisele Lagace There's nothing like a surprise visit from your ex. Cate's first boyfriend is back from Hell, bringing with him a very dark secret from her past that may alter the future.
OCT181235 (W) Greg Pak (A) Dan McDaid (CA) Lee Garbett The untold story of the Unification War continues! As the crew of the Serenity scrambles to fix their damaged ship before anyone finds them, Mal and Zoe must face their past-and the reactions of their mighty disgruntled crew.
Funny Girls: Guffaws, Guts and Gender in Classic American Comics
(W) Michelle Ann Abate
Throughout the first half of the twentieth century, the medium was enjoyed equally by both sexes, and girls were the protagonists of some of the earliest, most successful, and most influential comics. In Funny Girls: Guffaws, Guts, and Gender in Classic American Comics, Michelle Ann Abate examines the important but long-overlooked cadre of young female protagonists in US comics during the first half of the twentieth century. She treats characters ranging from Little Orphan Annie and Nancy to Little Lulu, Little Audrey of the Harvey Girls, and Li'l Tomboy, a group that collectively forms a tradition of funny girls in American comics.
Harley Quinn #56
OCT180510 (W) Sam Humphries (A) John Timms (CA) Guillem March It's Harley Quinn-crazy cat lady! Seems one of Harley's tenants used to be a small-time, cat-themed crook, but now is just a lonely retiree hoarding felines in his apartment. Gross! Harley takes it upon herself to find homes for the "cat burglars," but in trying to get them adopted, she runs afoul of the local pet store, "Men O'Paws." But who's gonna feed the kitties while Harley fights this turf war? And more importantly, who'll clean their litter box?
OCT180958 (W) Sina Grace (A) Nathan Stockman (CA) W. Scott Forbes • New York is finally throwing its first Mutant Pride Parade! • But it may also be the last, as Mr. Sinister escalates his attacks on Iceman!
Jim Henson's Labyrinth Coronation #9
OCT181272 (W) Simon Spurrier (A) Daniel Bayliss (CA) Fiona Staples Maria finds herself in a stunning, masquerade ball of her dreams, reunited with her husband at long last but like all things in the Labyrinth... everything is not what it seems.
Justice League #14
OCT180517 (W) James TynionIV, Scott Snyder (A) Stephen Segovia, Mark Morales (A/CA) Jim Cheung Let's take a trip to "Hawkworld" in part one of a new Totality-related storyline! Martian Manhunter, John Stewart and Hawkgirl avoided "Drowned Earth" with a detour to Thanagar-Prime: J'onn looks to tap into the ancient Martian mental database, GL struggles while practicing his new UV powers, and Kendra searches for answers about her connection to the Totality.
OCT180807 (W) Bryan Edward Hill (A/CA) Juan Ferreyra CAN'T KILL THE KING! All he wants is Ulysses Klaw. But to get his revenge, Erik Killmonger will have to take a job from the deadliest man in New York City: Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin of crime. Four targets - four assassins. Assuming, that is, that Erik can trust his newfound teammates...
Life of Captain Marvel #5
SEP180934 (W) Margaret Stohl (A) Carlos Pacheco, Marguerite Sauvage (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco Carol Danvers believed she was alone in this world, the product of a chance encounter combined with a lifetime of heroism. But her destiny runs far deeper than she'd dreamed. Now a bloodthirsty Kree soldier is at her doorstep - but will she face this final challenge alone?
OCT181980 (W) Vita Ayala (A) Raul Allen, Patricia Martin (CA) Adam Pollina ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES! FOR THE FIRST TIME, LIVEWIRE TAKES CENTER STAGE! Accomplice. Mentor. Savior. And now, Enemy of the State. Seeking to protect other vulnerable super-powered psiots like herself, Livewire plunged the United States into a nationwide blackout with her technopathic abilities, causing untold devastation. After choosing the few over the many, she must now outrun the government she served - and those she once called allies. With the whole world hunting her, what kind of hero will Livewire be...or will she be one at all?
Long Lost: Part Two #5
SEP181960 (W) Matthew Erman (A) Lisa Sterle The penultimate issue. Piper and Frances make their way to the strange Mountain that looms over Hazel Patch in a final search for answers. What will they find? What will they do? What will happen?
OCT181286 (W) Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (A) AnneMarie Rogers (CA) Kat Leyh It's almost Jo's birthday, and for April that can only mean one thing: their yearly birthday movie night tradition! Now, she just has to figure out how to have movie night at camp, with no TV and no electricity! Luckily, though, there's the rest of Roanoke cabin and yeti friends to help make it happen!
OCT180222 (W) Skottie Young (A) Jorge Corona (CA) Mike Huddleston Stowaways! As Abel and Fox tumble out of Farmington they must quickly land on their feet. The protections of home are gone and they find themselves in a hungry, wild new world.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #73
OCT180654 (W) Thom Zahler (A/CA) Toni Kuusisto When a magical amulet helps Fluttershy get in touch with her wild side, she starts seeing things from a whole new perspective-that of her animal friends! What could possibly go wrong?
The animal kingdom takes over Ponyville! Fluttershy learns to see things from a whole new perspective!
OCT180527 (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Gaydos From the creators of Jessica Jones comes another intense chapter in one of the best-reviewed debuts of the year! Pearl Tanaka wants to become a master tattoo artist, but her Yakuza clan only wants her to hone her inherited assassin skills. But Pearl's growing connection to her opposing-clan counterpart, Rick, is opening her eyes to a hopeful world that could be waiting for her.
OCT180950 (W) Rainbow Rowell (A/CA) Kris Anka • Christmas comes to the hostel! • Even when trapped in their HQ, the Runaways are going to find a way to have a great December. • But a returned Runaway (well, and the certain destruction of Earth) could ruin everything.
OCT180953 (W) Nnedi Okorafor (A) Leonardo Romero (CA) Sam Spratt I AM...SHURI? A little Wakandan magic, a little astral projection and a very confused tree. Shuri cast her mind into the depths of space in a desperate bid to find her missing brother-and instead she landed in the mind of Groot! Who's about to become a crunchy snack for a huge, energy-sucking alien! Rocket Raccoon's best guns won't get them out of this one. Is Wakanda about to lose its only remaining heir to the throne?!
OCT181252 (W) Delilah Dawson (A) Matias Basla (CA) Miguel Mercado With the summer over, the Badges return to school to maintain their cover as normal children. But this glimpse into the everyday world forces them to confront a life in which they were never recruited.
Steven Universe #23
OCT181293 (W) Grace Kraft (A) Rii Abrego (CA) Missy Pena Steven asks Connie to join him in helping Garnet navigate cat ownership with her new kitten, Cat Steven.
AUG182331 (W) Vita Ayala (A/CA) Lisa Sterle Bound by chains of her making, Ellie sits in judgement before her most dangerous adversary. In order to break free and escape the Otherworld with Angel, she must dig deep within herself and use a weapon that has the power to destroy them all. Every secret of the Puente family will rise to the surface in the final issue of Submerged!
Uncanny X-Men #6
OCT180885 (W) Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Yildiray Cinar (CA) Elizabeth Torque X-MEN DISASSEMBLED CONTINUES! Just when things didn't look like they could get worse... The ride of the Four Horsemen of Salvation? The coming of X-Man? And...a return to the AGE OF APOCALYPSE? The weekly epic that threatens to leave the X-Men in tatters rolls on toward its explosive conclusion!
West Coast Avengers #6
OCT180920 (W) Kelly Thompson (A) Daniele Di Nicuolo (CA) Stefano Caselli CITY OF EVILS CONTINUES! • Sometimes saving the day includes saving yourself so you can live long enough to deal with the next crisis, and, as a slew of villains band together to destroy the West Coast Avengers, our heroes will have to do just that! • Hope you survive the L.A. experience! (Yes, we brought an X-Man on board just so we could legally say that! So can we fire Quentin yet?) • What house of horrors awaits the West Coast Avengers? And what familiar face is gonna throw a wrench in Kate Bishop's less-than-well-oiled team?!
SEP180220 (W) Caitlin Kittredge (A/CA) Roberta Ingranata "GOOD INTENTIONS," Part Four Alex has vanished, and it's up to Debbie and Majil to find her before disaster strikes. They reluctantly turn to Ash for help, and together they discover something terrible that N-GEN has been hiding.