Scroll through our recommendations for January 30th's New Comic Book Day, listed below!
This may not be a big week for new titles, but we're excited for some of our returning favorites! We can't wait to read the next issues of Hex Wives, Man-Eaters, Ms. Marvel, and Redlands. This Ms. Marvel issue marks the final full issue written by G. Willow Wilson, who has written the character for the last 5 years, but is also credited as one of the creators of Kamala Khan. The official final issue penned by Wilson will be next month, with issue #38, but this will actually be a collection of short stories from a variety of creative teams coming together to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Ms. Marvel, as well as Wilson's departure. If you love her writing as much as we do, the good news is you can catch her as the new lead writer for Wonder Woman, including this week's Wonder Woman #63!
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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(W) Mairghread Scott (A) Norm Rapmund, Paul Pelletier (CA) Emanuela Lupacchino
In this issue, it's Batgirl for Congress! Plus, masked assassins and awkward exes! Barbara Gordon volunteers to campaign for an up-and-coming reformer candidate who wants to take on the GCPD. That puts Barbara in a tough spot against her father-police commissioner James Gordon. And just when things couldn't get any more awkward, a former flame reenters Barbara's life. Personal angst and a masked super-villain hunting a mystery target. It's gonna be a long day, Babs.
Betty & Veronica #2
(W) Jamie L Rotante (A) Kelly Fitzpatrick (A/CA) Sandra Lanz
BRAND NEW SERIES! "Senior Year, Pt. 2: Fall" - The girls are under stress from their parents and peers-Veronica's parents want her to attend their alma mater in New York; Betty's parents are stressing out over the cost of college. Betty and Veronica start to grow apart because of their new hobbies and interests, as they find it harder and harder to make the time to see each other. But the two know that one thing will bring them together: Riverdale's Halloween party.
Bone Parish #6
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Jonas Scharf
With a renewed focus on the Ash business, the Winters family goes on the offensive to claw back every scrap of New Orleans territory that was taken from them.
Books of Magic #4
(W) Kat Howard (A) Tom Fowler (CA) Kai Carpenter
Dr. Rose goes on a special assignment, leaving Tim to search the school library for more books only to be caught performing magic by his nemesis Tyler! Will Tim be able to explain what Tyler saw, or will he be outed as a magician?
Lucy: A Peanuts Collection
(W) Charles M. Schulz (A/CA) Charles M. Schulz
Don ft be a blockhead! Celebrate over 65 years of Charles M. Schulz's beloved character Lucy Van Pelt. From dishing out advice (for five cents, of course) to pulling away the football, this collection is jam-packed with some of the best stories starring everyone's favorite crabby pal.
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Javier Rodriguez (CA) David Nakayama
THE CALL OF THE MULTIVERSE! It's the Exiles' final showdown against those bug-eyed creeps the Watchers! But they've underestimated their foe - and the mistake may prove deadly. In a whirl of mishaps and might-have-beens, the champion Blink must keep her wits and rescue her lost companions. What lies ahead for Blink and her team of Multiversal misfits?
Family is a Superpower
(W) Michael Dahl (A/CA) Omar Lozano
Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman have many extraordinary abilities, but their greatest superpower of all? Family! In this new addition to the bestselling DC Super Heroes Picture Book series, the diverse family structures of the World's Greatest Heroes mirror the lives of real-life children and their equally diverse families. Along with bright, bold illustrations and poetically spare text, award-winning author Michael Dahl (Bedtime for Batman, Good Morning, Superman, and Be a Star, Wonder Woman) makes all families no matter how big or how small, feel super!
Fight Club 3 #1
(W) Chuck Palahniuk (A) Cameron Stewart (CA) David Mack
Marla Singer is about to deliver her second child, but the daddy isn't her husband-it's Tyler Durden, who's very invested in his heir, and the world he'll inherit. Marla, her first son, and her husband-the unnamed narrator in the novel, who now goes by Balthazar-live in a rundown motel with sketchy neighbors. In the FIGHT CLUB 2 graphic novel, Tyler transformed Project Mayhem into Rize or Die-now, as a road to paradise presents itself, a new group has implemented a ruthless and deviant plan to fine-tune mankind, leading Balthazar to forge an unlikely alliance . . . with Tyler Durden.
Heroes in Crisis #5
(W) Tom King (A) Clay Mann (CA) Trevor Hairsine
The secrets of the DC Universe are hacked! Sanctuary wasn't supposed to keep records, but now that the A.I. is compromised, superhero secrets are leaking all over the 'Net. Booster and Harley set aside their differences to focus on who they believe is the real killer (assuming one of them isn't lying, that is). Meanwhile, Batman and the Flash continue to investigate the mysterious murderer. The answer can be found in Sanctuary...but is it safe to go digging in the crime scene?
Hex Wives #4
(W) Ben Blacker (A) Anthony Andora (CA) Paulina Ganucheau
After the catastrophic conclusion to last issue, Becky has a personal experience that proves not everything is as it seems in Desert Canyon. However, when she tries to explain what happened to Nadiya and Izzy, both are skeptical. After all, what kind of men keep secrets from their wives?
Infinite Dark #4
(W) Ryan Cady (A/CA) Andrea Mutti
END OF STORY ARC
It's everyone's life on the line as Deva Karrell comes face-to-face with the Entity from beyond and learns the terrible truth behind the Orpheus' recent deaths.
James Brown: Black and Proud
(W) Xavier Fauthoux (A/CA) Xavier Fauthoux
Born in the South during the height of segregation, James Brown went on to become a global sensation, using his immeasurable talent to grasp what he believed was the American Dream. Join the charismatic, hard-working, and sometimes tyrannical bandleader on a journey down the roads of America with a group of talented musicians spreading the sound of funk and soul throughout the country. Told against the backdrop of a changing America during the Civil Rights era of the 1960s, this is the story of a man and his band that would go on to revolutionize the world of pop music.
Jim Henson's Labyrinth Coronation #10
(W) Ryan Ferrier (A) Daniel Bayliss (CA) Fiona Staples
The battle for the heart of the Labyrinth is underway as the goblin rebellion storms the Owl King's castle, with Maria and her companions right at the heart of it.
Justice League: Annual #1
(W) Scott Snyder, James TynionIV (A) Daniel Sampere, Juan Albarran (CA) Yanick Paquette
The Source Wall has degraded too much, and the League must patch the hole right now or the whole Multiverse will collapse! Our heroes scramble for a solution and turn to the only thing that might work: the Omega Titans! The only problem? They killed the Entropy Titan back in JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE. Whoops...but never fear! Kyle Rayner, Miss Martian and Steel-from the non-planet-eating Titans team-guest-star with a plan to create a new Entropy Titan...one that's so crazy it just might work.
Justice League Odyssey #5
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Carmine Di Giandomenico (CA) Stejpan Sejic
It's Cyborg and Jessica Cruz versus giant battle robots-to the death! To save her teammates, Starfire must absorb the next language in the Codex in order to gain new, dark powers. But this Rosetta Stone could prove dangerous to Kory! And betrayal looms for the Odyssey League when Rapture kidnaps Azrael and offers him a deal that could save the Ghost Sector-as long as he sells out his teammates.
Life is Strange #3
(W) Emma Vieceli (A/CA) Claudia Leonardi
Return to the world of DONTNOD's smash-hit video game Life is Strange, in the official sequel story fans thought they would never get to see! A year since one of the game's shocking endings, fan-favorite duo Max and Chloe face down time itself!
Lois Lowry: The Giver
(W) P. Craig Russell, Lois Lowry (A/CA) P. Craig Russell
The Giver is a modern classic and one of the most influential books of our time. Now in graphic novel format, Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning classic story of a young boy discovering the dark secrets behind his seemingly ideal world is accompanied by renowned artist P. Craig Russell's beautifully haunting illustrations. In this new graphic novel edition, readers experience the haunting story of twelve-year-old Jonas and his seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Witness Jonas' assignment as the Receiver of Memory, watch as he begins to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community, and follow the explosion of color into his world like never before.
(W) Chelsea Cain (A) Kate Niemczyk (CA) Lia Miternique
"RAGTIME GOSPEL" Twelve-year-old girls fight the patriarchy. Because someone has to.
Ms. Marvel #37
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Nico Leon (CA) Valerio Schiti
MS. MARVEL FOREVER! • MS. MARVEL's past collides with her future! • And as Kamala reacclimates to her powers, new revelations change everything! • Don't miss this key issue in the history of MS. MARVEL!
Mysteries of Love in Space #1
(W) James TynionIV, Saladin Ahmed, Cecil Castellucci, Kyle Higgins, Jeff Loveness, Others (A) Tom Grummett, Kyle Hotz, Elena Casagrande, Max Dunbar, Others (CA) Jo?lle Jones
Sometimes love can make you feel like you're from another planet...but what if you actually were? Join Superman, The New Gods, Green Lantern, Starro, Hawkgirl and even the Teen Titans' new sensation Crush for eight tales of romance that will whisk you to the moon and back!
Newsprints Vol. 2 EndGames
(W) Ru Xu (A/CA) Ru Xu
The fight for freedom and truth continues! Blue arrives in the capital city of Altalus, where she is determined to find her friend Crow, the boy who was created to be a flying war machine, and Jack, the engineer who built him. But soon she is inadvertently kidnapped by Snow and Red, twins from the enemy side of their ten-year war. They set off on a dangerous adventure that brings them to the front lines of the war, and eventually realize that they must work together to help end it. But with larger, more powerful forces at work, the fight for peace and survival will be more difficult than they ever imagined.
Old Lady Harley #4
(W) Tieri, Frank (A) Inaki Miranda (CA) Amanda Conner
Harley's on to the next stop on her quest to find out how the Joker is haunting her from beyond the grave-and that's the 51st state of Atlantis! Sure, the city under the sea is all Starbucks and water-logged hipsters now, but since Aquaman was the last person to see the Clown Prince alive, can the King of the Sea provide Harley with some much-needed answers? And will they come in time before the Laughing Boys make their ultimate move?
Raven: Daughter of Darkness #12 (Final Issue)
(W) Marv Wolfman (A) Pop Mahn (CA) Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
Raven has joined Baron Winters' new Night Force to battle the ancient, mystical assassins known as the Shadow Riders. But she discovers the Riders were created to protect mankind from Arcanes: super-naturally powered individuals who were not always heroes! Can it be true that Raven and the Night Force have been the "bad guys" all along?
(W) Jordie Bellaire, Vanessa R. Del Rey (A) Jordie Bellaire (A/CA) Vanesa R. Del Rey
Redbrandt returns to Redlands while the witches are away. Meanwhile, Nancy discovers the whereabouts of her father and the Devil's plan finally comes together. Which is bad news-for everyone.
(W) Joe Henderson (A/CA) Lee Garbett
END OF STORY ARC "HERE THERE BE DRAGONFLIES," Conclusion In this climactic issue, Willa is forced to ally with her mortal enemy and stage a breakout. But when Edison discovers Willa's secret, how far will he be willing to go to stop her?
(W) Delilah Dawson (A) Matias Basla (CA) Miguel Mercado
Art and her strange allies come to a crossroads as they finally reach the Unseelie Queen's castle.
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #28
(W) Si Spurrier (A) Emilio Laiso (CA) Ashley Witter
• With a huge price on their heads, rogue archaeologist DOCTOR APHRA and her murder-droid companion TRIPLE-ZERO are hunted wherever they run. • Of all their pursuers, you might think the deadliest danger comes from the EMPIRE-backed cops...or the deranged undead bounty hunter...or the relentless monster trappers - right? • Nope. Because the entire population has tuned in to watch the chase through Triple-Zero's eyes, and EVERYONE has a shot at that reward...
Unstoppable Wasp #4
(W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Gurihiru (CA) Stacy Lee
• G.I.R.L. has just been handed its first major defeat by a new branch of A.I.M., which broke into the lab to steal research, inventions and ideas - and worse yet, left both Wasps and the young scientists in their care battered and bruised. • With the villains of A.I.M. on the loose, how can Nadia and her team even feel safe in their own lab? • Nadia is on the case with only one mission in mind: FIX EVERYTHING.
West Coast Avengers #7
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Daniele Di Nicuolo (CA) Eduard Petrovich
NOH-VARR? NO WAY! • Marvel Boy is back, and the timing couldn't be worse for Kate Bishop. Her relationship with Fuse is looking shaky, and the last thing she wants is her very hot ex hanging around! • Not to mention Kate's former Young Avengers teammate has brought a mountain of trouble to the West Coast! • Can Kate clean up after Noh-Varr while keeping him far away from her love life? Read on, True Believers!
(W) Caitlin Kittredge (A/CA) Roberta Ingranata, Bryan Valenza
"GOOD INTENTIONS," Part Five N-GEN makes a move, Alex makes a choice, and everyone she loves suffers the fallout.
Wonder Woman #63
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy (CA) Xermanico
When Themyscira and the remnants of Olympus fell, the Gods weren't the only refugees to come to Earth. A small horde of mystical creatures have found their way here, and they're determined to start new lives...but what happens when the people of our world are equally determined not to let them? Can Diana open their minds and show them that a centaur is more than half a person?
(W) Ed Brisson (A) Dylan Burnett (CA) Pepe Larraz
• X-Force has been framed for murder! • And in order to clear their names, they must reluctantly team up with the young Cable and Deathlok. • But will they be able to put aside their differences long enough to stop a mutant genocide?!