Scroll through our recommendations for January 16th's New Comic Book Day, listed below!
This week brings a new series for one of our favorite Avengers, Natasha Romanoff: Black Widow #1! The story starts with Natasha returning from the dead, and that feels like a good enough hook for us!
A few of our favorite titles are returning this week as well, and we can't wait to read the next issues: Black Panther #8, Catwoman #7, Goddess Mode #2, and Ironheart #2!
Each title, listed below 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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Adventure Time: Marcy & Simon #1
(W) Olivia Olson (A) Slimm Fabert (CA) Brittney Williams
• After the events of the Adventure Time series finale, Marceline and Simon have finally reunited! Now together, Simon asks Marceline for help in making amends for his time as Ice King, which leads them, Finn, and Jake to one of the most dangerous places yet...the Nightosphere!
Asgardians of the Galaxy #5
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matteo Lolli, Stephanie Hans, Luca Maresca (CA) Dale Keown, Jason Keith
RAGNAROK IS HERE! It's the final battle for Earth as the Asgardians take on Nebula's full armada! But the undead may be the least of their problems. Just want is their supposed ally Loki up to now? Don't miss the end of the first thrilling arc!
Black Panther #8
(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Kev Walker (CA) Paolo Rivera
"THE INTERGALACTIC EMPIRE OF WAKANDA: THE GATHERING OF MY NAME" Part 2 For years, the Maroons have lain dormant, planning the next stage of their rebellion. At last, it is time to strike - with a treasure hunt for unstable Vibranium! And with the Black Panther once again in their ranks, they're certain of victory. But what will victory cost? When the chips are down, will the Maroons rise to heroism, or are they doomed by the trauma of their past?
Black Widow #1
(W) Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska (A) Flaviano (CA) Clayton Crain
...AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH HER. Natasha Romanoff was trained to kill. For years now she's tried to overcome that programming, to side with the angels...to be a hero. And where'd that get her? Killed. By one of the few true friends she allowed herself to have. Now she's back from the dead, angry as hell and finding those better angels harder and harder to hear. Jen and Sylvia Soska - the Twisted Twins of horror - join rising artist Flaviano to weave a web of vice, violence and vengeance that will net Natasha the biggest bad men she's ever faced...or put her back in the ground for good.
(W) Joélle Jones (A) Fernando Blanco, Elena Casagrande (CA) Joélle Jones
What's a cat burglar to do? When things went bad for her in Gotham, Selina Kyle picked up stakes and moved to set up a new life in Villa Hermosa. Things went about as well as they could for an international super-criminal, particularly now that Catwoman has established herself as a major player in her new town. Too bad the past always has a way of catching up with you. Gotham comes to Catwoman in the form of the Penguin, fresh from his most recent tussle with Batman, and he's not just looking to horn in on Selina's new scheme; he comes bearing hot goss about everything-and everyone-Selina tried to leave behind.
Deadly Class #36
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Wesley Craig
NEW STORY ARC
"NEVER GO BACK," Part One (of Five) Before Marcus can return to class he has to go on a different kind of journey. One fueled by regret, sorrow, and peyote. Only when he's faced the demons that lurk within his own soul can he hope to stand toe-to-toe with Master Lin and make good on his vow to bring an end to Kings Dominion forever.
Electric Warriors #3
(W) Steve Orlando (A/CA) Travel Foreman
The revolution starts now! Inceptor accidentally digs too far into the memories of the Electric Warrior from Gil'Dishpan and uncovers a conspiracy at the heart of the Covenant. The planet games are meant to bring profit and keep the various peoples across the galaxies in check, rather than encourage peace and cooperation. If Inceptor can convince the other Warriors of what he's learned, it might just spark the revolution that will free a galaxy.
(W) Greg Pak (A) Dan McDaid (CA) Lee Garbett
With the Unificators closing in, Mal and Zoe must take some big risks to try to throw the enemy off their scent, as the crew of the Serenity start to grapple with the fact that their captain and first mate might not be who they say they are.
Goddess Mode #2
(W) Zoe Quinn (A/CA) Robbi Rodriguez
Dragged violently into a secret world of monsters, magic, and metadata, Cassandra is asked to join the group of superpowered girls who saved her in their fight against the mysterious Daemons. But Cassandra has so many questions of her own to answer first-Why was she attacked? What is the omnipotent Hermeticorp up to? And most importantly, who are these girls anyway?
House of Whispers #5
(W) Nalo Hopkinson (A) Dominike "Domo" Stanton, Aneke (CA) Sean Andrew Murray
As the life sparks of non-dreamers continue to populate the Dreaming at an alarming rate due to the spreading of Cotard's delusions in the Waking World, Turtle and Shakpana race to see who can track down Maggie and retrieve the mysterious Book of Whispers first. Turtle, on behalf of Erzulie Dantor, hopes to stop and reverse the epidemic, while Shakpana seeks to control it...
(W) Eve Ewing (A) Luciano Vecchio (CA) Amy Reeder
Ironheart is caught between her need for independence and her obligations at M.I.T., and when an old friend is kidnapped, she needs to make some tough decisions. Luckily, she's got a brand-new A.I. system on her side!
(W) Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl (A) Msassyk (A/CA) Karl Kerschl
NEW STORY ARC
Olwyn has returned from the land of the dead, but did she return alone? The journey to Isola continues...
Jim Henson's Labyrinth: The Novelization
(W) A.C.H. Smith (A/CA) Brian Froud
Sarah has thirteen hours to save her brother from a land where everything seems possible and nothing is what it seems. Experience the beloved fantasy classic Labyrinth adapted by A.C.H. Smith and personally overseen by Jim Henson. Featuring twenty previously unpublished illustrations by legendary illustrator and concept artist Brian Froud and an exclusive peek into Jim Henson's creative process with fifty never-before-seen pages from his personal journal, detailing the initial conception of his ideas for Labyrinth.
Justice League Dark #7
(W) James Tynion IV (A/CA) Alvaro Eduardo Martinez Bueno, Raul Fernandez
First rule of magic: things can always get worse! Man-Bat learns that the hard way when he plays narrator and chronicles the nightmarish menagerie known as the Otherkind-horrific, monstrous entities such as "the Soup," "the Rip" and "the Offspring"-that burst through the Sphere of Gods and invaded Earth. The JLD soon realize they're no match for an invading horde of hellspawn, and to have any kind of chance, they'll have to go down a darker path. But how much darker can this team get before they become monsters themselves?
(W) Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (A) AnneMarie Rogers (CA) Kat Leyh
With April's movie night dreams dashed by clumsy yetis, she sets her sights on a different scheme for Jo's birthday. Mal is on distraction duty, but their river rafting badge winds up off course. Stranded on an island unknown to Lumberjanes, will Jo, Barney, Jen, and Mal be able to get back to camp in time for the festivities? And does Jo even want to?
(W) Skottie Young (A) Jorge Corona (CA) Mike Huddleston
Abel and Fox learn that there may be someone who can help the boy's worsening condition. But the road to reach her is long and unpredictable-and not everyone they run into along the way is anxious to let them pass.
My Little Pony: Nightmare Knights #4
(W) Jeremy Whitley (A/CA) Tony Fleecs
The best-laid plans of ponies often go awry-and as the heist begins to fall apart, Luna's knights are put to the ultimate test. With teammates turning and new revelations coming to light, will the Nightmare Knights ever be able to defeat Eris and return Luna's powers?
The past of new villain Eris revealed!
Scooby Apocalypse #33
(W) Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis (A) Pat Olliffe, Gus Vasquez (CA) Pat Oliffe (A/CA) Tom Palmer
Lost, alone and confused, the gang struggles to regroup as Fred and his monster horde slowly close in on them. Is the end of the world finally here? Plus, the JLA trials of Atom Ant continue!
The Sea (Graphic Novel)
(W) Rikke Villadsen (A/CA) Rikke Villadsen
Danish cartoonist Rikke Villadsen makes her English language debut with this story of a sailor that is playfully creepy and oddly beautiful. A fisherman's life traversing the ocean is full of danger and surprise, but even the most experienced seafarer would not be ready to pull up their net after they've caught a newborn baby and a talking fish! Thus begins a story full of expressive pencil drawings, provocative symbolism, and a madness that doesn't just bubble beneath the surface of the water, but drenches the sailor-and the reader-like a tidal wave. Depicted in distinctive, and often grotesque, graphite, these unlikely shipmates trek through the thick fog, provoked by nature's powerful siren song and perhaps something even more sinister. Revelations arise about the sailor's perplexing childhood and the dubious birth of the mysterious baby as waves violently crash against the ship, already in a descent toward absurdity. Villadsen's first foray into the American literary scene is ultimately about the end of one life, the beginning of another, and a man, literally and figuratively, lost at sea.
(W) Marc Andreyko (A) Kevin Maguire, Sean Parsons (CA) Yanick Paquette
Supergirl... super-captured! Still recovering from radiation poisoning, Kara finds herself in the clutches of the Citadel and its ruthless leader Harry Hokum, who is eager to experiment on one of the last Kryptonians in the known universe. How is Kara supposed to track down answers to her Rogol Zaar/Krypton mystery in the midst of a Vega System civil war? And you don't throw a civil war in the Vega System without the Omega Men returning-even some long-lost ones!
The Wicked + The Divine #41
(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Jamie McKelvie
"OKAY," Part Two Back in black.
Wonder Woman #62
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Xermanico (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
It's the final knock-down drag-out battle between Ares and Wonder Woman-but is there still any hope of changing the young god's ways before he hardens into the worst possible version of himself? And if he does...is Wonder Woman to blame?