Scroll through our recommendations for January 9th's New Comic Book Day, listed below!
There are two big titles premiering this week, and they've certainly been getting plenty of buzz: Captain Marvel #1 and Young Justice #1! We're confident we're not the only ones counting down until the new Captain Marvel film, and a new comic series will quench at least a little of that thirst (we hope!). This new story, from badass lady team Kelly Thompson (writer) and Carmen Nunez Carnero (artist), finds Carol Danvers returning to New York after months in space protecting Earth. If you've got any kiddos in your life who may be equally excited about more Captain Marvel stories but might not quite be ready for the maturity of a comic (the new Captain Marvel comic is rated Teen+), the good news is there is a new book for them for this week, the Captain Marvel: Little Golden Book! You can find more info about both stories below! The second big title hitting shelves this week is Young Justice #1! This is a new story by Brian Michael Bendis (the creator of Jessica Jones and therefore our forever hero) for his new young-adult imprint, Wonder Comics, at DC! This new series follows some not so new characters; in fact, many of the young characters we already know and love from the DC Universe will be coming together! That includes the likes of Wonder Girl, Amethyst, Robin, and Superboy! Joining the team we do get two new folks: Teen Lantern and Jinny Hex. The story finds our young heroes uniting when the "nightmare dimension" of Gemworld invades Metropolis!
A few of our favorite titles are returning this week, and we can't wait to read the next issues: Bitter Root #3, Blackbird #4, Die #2, and Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #40!
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: Season 11 #4
(W) Sonny Liew, Ted Anderson (A) Marina Julia (CA) Jorge Corona
When Marceline loses her memories, everyone suspects foul play! Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum, and Simon must band together to save their friend!
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Ed McGuinness, Cory Smith (CA) Alan Davis
THE ALL-NEW SECRET AVENGERS! It's hard to run the Avengers without a support staff. And for a team as wild, weird and insanely powerful as this new Avengers squad, just one Jarvis would never do. Luckily, Black Panther has assembled the wildest and weirdest support staff you've ever seen. Meet Gorilla Man, Ka-Zar and the rest of the Agents of Wakanda.
Bitter Root #3
(W) David Walker, Chuck Brown (A/CA) Sanford Greene
With violence erupting on the streets of Harlem and his cousin possessed by a demonic force, Cullen Sangerye reaches out for help from an estranged family member. Meanwhile, in Mississippi, Ford Sangerye fights for his life at the gateway to Hell.
(W) Sam Humphries (A/CA) Jen Bartel
Between pulling back the veil on the magic underground and learning shocking secrets from the past, Nina can't even right now. Also, she's terrible at flirting, and that's getting in the way of making out with Clint.
Black Panther: The Young Prince (Prose)
(W) Ronald Smith
Black Panther. Ruler of Wakanda. Avenger. This is his destiny. But right now, he's simply T'Challa, the young prince. Life is comfortable for twelve-year-old T'Challa in his home of Wakanda, an isolated, technologically advanced African nation. But as conflict brews near Wakanda, T'Challa's father makes a startling announcement: he's sending T'Challa and his friend M'Baku to school in America. Despite being given a high-tech suit and a Vibranium ring to use only in case of an emergency, T'Challa realizes he might not be as equipped to handle life in America as he thought. strange things begin happening around school, T'Challa sets out to uncover the source. But what he discovers in the process is far more sinister than he could ever have imagined!
By Night #7
(W) John Allison (A/CA) Christine Larsen
A creature from beyond the Eidolon has gotten loose in Spectrum, and it's up to Chip, Heather and Jane to search it out and pest-control it. And if they can survive a literal blood-sucking monster, maybe they'll be able to hunt down the thief who absconded with their otherworldly footage, too!
Captain Marvel #1
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Carmen Nunez Carnero (CA) Amanda Conner, Paul Mounts
ALL THE STARS ALIGN AS KELLY THOMPSON AND CARMEN CARNERO TAKE ON MARVEL'S PREMIER FEMALE SUPER HERO! As Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers has spent months in space protecting Earth from alien threats big and small, but now it's time for Earth's mightiest hero to come home. New York City has never looked so good. But every re-entry comes with the unexpected, and Carol is about to hit a whole lot of unexpected. It's a fresh start and an oversized, star-studded welcome home for a hero who's been punching the glass ceiling since the 1970s - and just in time for the first female-led film from Marvel Studios! The next 50 years of Captain Marvel starts here!
Captain Marvel: Little Golden Book
(W) Athena Maria Sazaklis (A) Penelope Gaylord
Superhero Captain Marvel shows that she's out of this world in this action-packed Little Golden Book! Meet Marvel's out-of-this-world new superhero Captain Marvel as she uses her amazing powers of flight and super strength to fight alien threats to Earth! Boys and girls ages 2 to 5 will love this action-packed Little Golden Book as they learn about Captain Marvel, from her amazing origins to her friends and foes.
Click Vol. 01 GN
(W) Kayla Miller (A/CA) Kayla Miller
Olive "clicks" with everyone in the fifth grade... until one day she doesn't. When a school variety show leaves Olive stranded without an act to join, she begins to panic, wondering why all her friends have already formed their own groups without her. With the performance drawing closer by the minute, will Olive be able to find her own place in the show before the curtain comes up? Author-illustrator Kayla Miller has woven together a heartfelt and insightful story about navigating friendships, leaning on family, and learning to take the stage in the most important role of all. Available in softcover and hardcover editions.
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Stephanie Hans, Stephanie Hans
"FANTASY HEARTBREAKER," Part Two Remember last time, when we said "Goth Jumanji"? As the bleak, austere fantasy-horror ramps up, we start underlining the word "Goth" in black marker until we cut a hole through the page.
Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #3
(W) Jody Houser (A) Rachael Stott (CA) Rebekah Isaacs
The Thirteenth Doctor's first comic adventure continues with Eisner-nominated writer Jody Houser (Faith, Mother Panic, Stranger Things)! The Doctor and her new companions square off against a rival time traveller - one who seems all too human... Illustrated by award-winning artist Rachael Stott (Doctor Who, Motherlands) and colorist Enrica Angiolini (Shades of Magic, Warhammer 40,000)!
(W) Steve Behling (A) Gianfranco Florio (CA) Marco Ghiglione, Christina Stella
Webby Vanderquack has a big problem: She's shrinking right before everyone's eyes! Find out why-and how-in the action-packed two-part tale, "The Incredible Shrinking Webby!"
Faith: Dreamside #4 (Final Issue)
(W) Jody Houser (A) Mj Kim (CA) Marguerite Sauvage
A nightmare dressed like a daydream! A young girl's soul hangs in the balance as Faith Herbert and Doctor Mirage take on the terrifying demon Belu, who seeks to break through the Dreamside barrier into our world! Will Faith fi nd it in herself to reignite her dream of becoming a hero - or will humanity be doomed to sleepless nights forever?
Harley Quinn #57
(W) Sam Humphries (A) John Timms (CA) Guillem March
There's been a murder in Gotham City, and all evidence points to just one suspect: Harley Quinn! Batman hunts Harley down on Coney Island, where they come to blows...but did she actually do the crime? Meanwhile, the Trials of Harley Quinn begin! The Lords of Order and Chaos send their harbinger Mirand'r-the ghost of a young, Earth-obsessed Tamaranean-to find a champion to complete their seven trials and become the Lords' archangel of retribution...and Harley Quinn is their new contender!
Hobo Mom GN
(W) Charles Forsman, Max de Radigues
Hobo Mom was collaborated on and drawn simultaneously by two cartoonists across the Atlantic: Charles Forsman, author of The End of the Fxxxing World (now a hit Netflix series), and Max de Radiguès, winner of a prestigious prize at the Angoulême International Festival of Comics for his 2018 graphic novel Bastard. Both of their clean line styles fit together perfectly to tell a sober and intimate story about an emotionally damaged family and the price of freedom. Tom lives a simple life as a single father of pre-teen daughter Sissy, but their estranged wife and mother has chosen a much different path. Natasha hops trains and has become a vagrant since leaving her family a few years earlier. After a dangerous encounter riding the rails, Natasha chooses to show up on the doorstep of the family she abandoned and finds an upset husband, although still deeply in love, and a little girl yearning for a mother. Can someone who covets independence settle down? Forsman and de Radiguès's Hobo Mom explores the ideas of being trapped in domesticity and whether one deserves happiness, even at the cost of others.
Iceman #5 (Final Issue)
(W) Sina Grace (A) Nathan Stockman (CA) W. Scott Forbes
• Iceman vs. Mr. Sinister, winner takes all! • Mr. Sinister finally has Iceman where he wants him. • But Iceman isn't out for the count yet, as everything Bobby has learned has led up to this moment!
(W) Nnedi Okorafor (A/CA) Tana Ford
As Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka fights to save the life of her beloved illegal-alien plant, Letme Live, a group of immigrants are held captive at LaGuardia International and Interstellar Airport because of the government's new travel ban. Caught up in a protest of humans and aliens with angry mobs facing them, a very pregnant Future questions whether she belongs here, after all.
Life is Strange #2
(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! One year since the game's shocking ending, fan-favorite duo Max and Chloe run headlong into an emotional rollercoaster! Max promised to bury her time-twisting powers - but as stormclouds gather, it's a promise she can't keep!
Life of Frederick Douglass GN
(W) David Walker (A) Damon Smyth, Marissa Louise
A graphic novel biography of the escaped slave, abolitionist, public speaker, and most photographed man of the nineteenth century, based on his autobiographical writings and speeches, spotlighting the key events and people that shaped the life of this great American. Taking you from Douglass's life as a young slave through his forbidden education to his escape and growing prominence as a speaker, abolitionist, and influential cultural figure during the Civil War and beyond, The Life of Frederick Douglasspresents a complete illustrated portrait of the man who stood up and spoke out for freedom and equality. Told from Douglass's point of view and based on his own writings, This provides an up-close-and-personal look at a history-making American who was larger than life.
Moth & Whisper #5
(W) Ted Anderson (A/CA) Jen Hickman
After a stunning revelation about their parents from their unexpected new ally, Niki is ready to take the fight to Ambrose Wolfe once and for all. Taking out the most powerful man in the city won't be easy when he knows they're coming - but then, the Moth and the Whisper are known for accomplishing the impossible...
(W) Gary Reed (A) Seth Damoose
This Savants mini-series is the last thing that Gary Reed, the founder of Caliber Comics and the Godfather of indie comics, wrote before his sudden death in 2016. Teenager Amy Berg is taken from her guardian and forced by the government to attend the Center for Intuitive Studies for her education. A rebellious outcast, she knows that life is going to get worse than she could even imagine. Amy, like the others there, seems to have special abilities and the CIS wants to train the students in order to help society. Well, at least that's what the brochures say...
Self Made #2
(W) Matt Groom (A/CA) Eduardo Ferigato
"OVERTIME" With Amala's true nature revealed, her creator has just one night to figure out how and why this miracle occurred... before Amala is lost forever.
Sleepless #11 (Final Issue)
(W) Sarah Vaughn (A/CA) Leila Del Duca
The fates of Poppy and Cyrenic are finally decided.
Small and Mighty: Ant-Man & The Wasp: Little Golden Book
Wasp, the small but mighty member of Marvel's Avengers, takes on a high-tech villain and saves the day in this all-new action-packed Little Golden Book! When a high-tech villain invades the Avengers Mansion, it's up to the small but mighty Wasp to save her fellow Avengers. Marvel fans will love seeing Wasp in action in her first Little Golden Book. This book is perfect for girls and boys ages 2 to 5, as well as Marvel fans and collectors of all ages!
Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #4
(W) Seanan McGuire (A) Rosi Kampe (CA) Bengal
In the aftermath of SPIDER-GEDDON, Gwen Stacy has a unique ability all her own - one that will set her apart from other Spiders for years to come. But with that unique power, there will also come a unique - and grave - responsibility. One that Gwen will have no choice but to bear alone...
Supergirl is Patient GN
(W) Christopher Harbo (A/CA) Gregg Schigiel
Supergirl waits her turn and takes her time. When Batgirl shares ideas, Supergirl lets her friend finish speaking before jumping in to share her opinions. When her and Superman battle Bizarro, she takes time to form a plan with her partner before jumping into battle. If she struggles to learn something new, she keeps working at it until she's mastered it. Supergirl is patient! With exciting examples from DC Super Heroes, this bright picture book inspires young readers to practice patience.
Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars GN
200 years from now, Trish "Trash" Nupindju lives on the newly inhabited Mars, whose settlers live under harsh and ruthless conditions. Trish dreams of only one thing: becoming a hoverderby star. It seems like making the professional derby team is the only way to escape a future of poverty on her parents' farm. But, what happens when a half-dead Martian shows up on her doorstep and changes everything? Available in softcover and hardcover editions.
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #40
(W) Ryan North (A) Derek Charm (CA) Erica Henderson
• In the past few issues, Squirrel Girl has "died"! She's fought "Iron Man"! And her world has been invaded by a non-zero number of SKRULLS! • It's been a crazy ride, but gosh, it sure would be nice to know WHY this is happening, WHO is behind it and WHAT machinations - sinister OR otherwise - that they've been working toward! • Good news: This issue reveals all! Mysteries are laid bare! Secret origins are revealed! And your friend and mine Squirrel Girl is FINALLY brought back from the dead! • If, like me, your tastes in serialized literature run toward words and pictures in deliberate sequence, then I'm proud to recommend to you THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #40!
Uncanny X-Men #9
(W) Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Yildiray Cinar (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
From the Age of Apocalypse to the end of the X-Men...and the dawn of the AGE OF X-MAN???
(W) Mariko Tamaki (A) Diego Olortegui (CA) Ashley Witter
Laura and Gabby face the creators of the X-Assassin...and find they might not agree on what to do about this barely human killer.
Young Justice #1
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Patrick Gleason
Superboy! Wonder Girl! Robin! Impulse! Amethyst! They're all united in YOUNG JUSTICE #1, the debut issue of a brand-new series that also introduces new heroes Teen Lantern and Jinny Hex! When the nightmare dimension known as Gemworld invades Metropolis, these teen heroes reunite to deal with the situation-but they're shocked to discover the battle may be the key to the return of Conner Kent, a.k.a. Superboy! This mix of fan favorites and new legacy heroes will be the center point for some of the biggest goings-on at DC!