A new month means a new exciting reading list to look forward to! Scroll down to find some amazing new reads to enjoy over various holiday breaks, cozied up by a fire, maybe on the beach? Wherever you like to read!
We have about half a dozen new series and one shots we're keeping our eyes on, the first of which is DIE, written by Kieron Gillen (of Wicked + Divine fame)! Described by Gillen as "goth jumanji," this new ongoing series follows a group of fourty-somethings as they are forced to face a terror they barely survived as role-playing teens. Multiple sources have called this title "the new Saga" in terms of expected popularity, so this is definitely on our "must-read" list! Another title we've long been excited for is Goddess Mode from Zoe Quinn! The futuristic story follows the young woman who's job is to provide tech support for the godlike A.I. supporting humanity. We also get a new title from Nnedi Okorafor, the writer of the recent Shuri series: LaGuardia. Set in a world where aliens are integrated into society, the story follows a pregnant Nigerian-American doctor as she returns to New York under mysterious conditions, accompanied by a smuggled alien plant. A modern tale of immigration, we are looking forward to picking this one up!
Hopefully you also notice as you scroll through this list the number of amazing books and graphic novels slated for December release! Some are not necessarily new, but are being rereleased (so a perfect second chance to snag them!). We're particularly excited for some of the manga titles, including Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear, Yuri Bear Storm, and our fave Tokyo Tarareba Girls!
And of course we can't forget about the next exciting installments of our favorite continuing adventures! December brings the next issues for Blackbird, Jook Joint, Lumberjanes, Man-Eaters, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Ms. Marvel, Shuri, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, and SO MANY MORE!
We can't wait for all of the amazing comics coming out this month featuring dynamic femme characters, writers, and artists!
Scroll down to see cover art and brief descriptions from the publishers for all the titles (listed in alphabetical order). To get more information, including anticipated release dates, click on the cover images and head on over to Previews World.
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Absolute Wonder Woman HC Vol. 02
JUL170487 (W) Brian Azzarello (A) Goran Sudzuka, Tony Akins, Aco (A/CA) Cliff Chiang
Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang's acclaimed run on WONDER WOMAN concludes in this Absolute edition collecting WONDER WOMAN #19-35 and #23.2! First, the world is shocked when Zeus' deadly First Born is freed from his slumber. Now, with her family in ruins and her friends scattered, Diana must turn to Orion and the New Gods of New Genesis to save herself and Zola's baby from her half-brother's wrath! Then, Wonder Woman's life is changed when she is called on to take the place of War. But there's no time to consider the fallout of this new role as her family prepares for an assault on Olympus!
Adventure Time: Season 11 #3
OCT181295 (W) Sonny Liew (A) Marina Julia (CA) Jorge Corona
Finn and Jake learn that there is a reason that the three henchmen are so determined to find "precious" objects for Marceline, and it's not anything good. Hunson Abadeer makes a show!
All We Ever Wanted GN
OCT181514 (W) Alisa Kwitney, Howard Mackie, Paul Allor, Various (A) Toby Cypress, Tess Fowler, Robbi Rodriguez, Chris Visions, Various (CA) Ariela Kristantina, Michael E. Wiggam
An exciting new anthology filled with stories that present a brighter vision of the future featuring today's top-level talent. No doom-and-gloom here! These sci-fi tales are meant to inspire hope and restore the belief that a better world is possible. The perfect gift to lift spirits this holiday season!
Asgardians of the Galaxy #4
OCT180955 (W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matteo Lolli, Natacha Bustos (CA) Dale Keown, Jason Keith
ASGARDIANS UNDER ARREST! Just when Nebula falls within their grasp, the Asgardians of the Galaxy find themselves in hot water with the Nova Corps! And every second they're detained, Nebula comes closer to ruling the galaxy. What's a team of warriors and assassins to do?
OCT180898 (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Ed McGuinness
THE AVENGERS WORLD TOUR COMES TO A SHATTERING CONCLUSION! To deal with the fallout from last month's world-shaking issue #700, the Avengers organize an international super hero summit, gathering heroes from the most powerful nations on Earth. But no one was expecting the shocking new representatives of the United States. The world is about to become a far more dangerous place. Especially for the Avengers. Plus Hulk and Thor try to go on a date.
Beautiful Creatures GN
OCT181878 (W) Kurtis J. Wiebe (CA) Frank Zigarelli (A/CA) Ash Jackson
They say we all have a monster lurking inside us. Four beautiful college girls uncover their secret passengers - mythic creatures of a long dead age. The surfacing of their true nature hurls them into a hidden world of awakening magic, wonder, and monsters. From Rat Queens creator Kurtis Wiebe comes Beautiful Creatures, back in print. Cover image subject to change.
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!
Bitter Root #2
OCT180144 (W) David Walker, Chuck Brown (A/CA) Sanford Greene
An evil force stalks the streets of Harlem as Berg and Cullen face off against a deadly creature that may be more than they can handle. Meanwhile, in Mississippi, a mysterious stranger unleashes furious retribution in the name of justice.
Black AF Devil's Dye #1
OCT181536 (W) Vita Ayala (A) Liana Kangas (CA) Maika Sozo
A brand new BLACK [AF] mini-series by breakout star Vita Ayala (The Wilds, Supergirl, Bitch Planet, Livewire, Marvel Knights) and your next favorite artist Liana Kangas.
When a new drug called VANTA hits the streets, word is it's the hottest thing since Ecstacy. For regular people, it has all the highs and none of the lows of traditional drugs. There is some fine print, however - for empowered Black folks, the drug causes a total and violent loss of control.
The Project sends Indigo to investigate, and it soon becomes apparent that this is more than just a new designer distraction for the masses.
Indigo, together with former Detective Ellen Waters race to find the source of the substance poisoning their people, before it's too late!
Black Order #2
OCT180956 (W) Derek Landy (A/CA) Philip Tan
Isn't it always the way? You go to assassinate an emperor and he turns the tables, and suddenly this Very Simple Mission gets a whole lot more complicated. It's a good thing the Black Order is made up of professional killers who are no strangers to cellblocks. Otherwise they might even start worrying...
Black Panther #7
OCT180939 (W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Kev Walker (CA) Daniel Acuna, Paolo Rivera
THE NEXT CHAPTER OF THE INTERGALACTIC EMPIRE OF WAKANDA STARTS HERE! "THE GATHERING OF MY NAME" The Maroons strike back! You watched them steal the M'Kraan Shard from the empire. Now, at last, the rebels are ready to show the empire who they really are. "He Who Put the Blade Where It Belonged" retakes his rightful title-and the Black Panther is reborn!
OCT180148 (W) Sam Humphries (A/CA) Jen Bartel
Nina thought magic was just cool spells and hot guys. But magic turned out to be so much more. Don't miss this issue's heartbreaking cliffhanger!
Bone Parish #5
OCT181262 (W) Cullen Bunn (A) Jonas Scharf (CA) Lee Garbett
The war between the Winters and the Cartel continues its bloody rampage. With the terrible power of the Ash behind them, the Winters stand a decent chance. But Ash is not without its dangers, and some of them are already falling to Ash Madness...
Border Town #4
OCT180489 (W) Eric M Esquivel (A/CA) Ramon Villalobos
Racist high school bully Blake has become that which he hates the most: a figure of Mexican legend! Transformed into a walking, talking D a de los Muertos skeleton, Blake's possessed by the spirit of Santa Muerte herself, who compels the tortured young man to undertake a most dangerous mission: open the border between worlds-permanently.
By Night #6
OCT181281 (W) John Allison (A/CA) Christine Larsen
All footage from the other side of the Portal has been stolen! When when the thief auctions off information to the wrong bidder, it might be up to Jane and Heather to save him-reluctantly.
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.
OCT180907 (W) Jim Zub (A) Max Dunbar (CA) Sean Izaakse
THE CHAMPIONS IN WEIRDWORLD! • The Master of the Weirdworld? • The Champions' mystic quest comes to an end - but at what cost?
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!
The Chancellor and the Citadel GN
OCT181769 (W) Maria Capelle Frantz (A/CA) Maria Capelle Frantz
The World is over. All that remains is the Citadel, and the Chancellor who protects it from the hostility beyond its walls. But what can she do when the world at large is convinced it her who brought the world to ruin in the first place, and are determined to make her pay for it by destroying the one bastion of hope the world has left? Cartoonist Maria Frantz's graphic novel debut.
Cold Spots #5 (Final Issue)
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.