New Year, New #1s: New Comic Highlights

Due 9.1.18

conanConan the Barbarian #1 (W) Jason Aaron (A) Mahmud A. Asrar

From an age undreamed… hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet…

The all-new ages-spanning saga begins here, by writer Jason Aaron and artist Mahmud Asrar, as Conan’s destiny is forever changed!



justiceYoung Justice #1 (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Patrick Gleason

Superboy! Wonder Girl! Robin! Impulse! Amethyst! 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 favourites and new legacy heroes will be the centre point for some of the biggest goings-on at DC!



criminalCriminal #1 (W) Ed Brubaker (A) Sean Phillips

In this double-sized (at no additional cost!) debut issue, Teeg Lawless is back in town. But he finds himself in more trouble than ever, thanks to his delinquent teenage son-and this time, fists and bullets may not be enough to solve his problems.

A perfect introduction to Criminal and its dark, exciting world, this series will also include back page art and articles to bring readers more fully into the noir experience.



buffyBuffy the Vampire Slayer #1 (W) Jordie Bellaire (A) Dan Mora

Go back to the beginning as the critically acclaimed pop culture phenomenon Buffy the Vampire Slayer is reimagined under the guidance of series creator Joss Whedon.
This is the Buffy Summers you know, who wants what every average teenager wants: friends at her new school, decent grades, and to escape her imposed destiny as the next in a long line of vampire slayers tasked with defeating the forces of evil. But her world looks a lot more like the one outside your window, as Jordie Bellaire and Dan Mora bring Buffy into a new era with new challenges, new friends… and a few enemies you might already recognise. But the more things change, the more they stay the same, as the Gang faces brand new Big Bads, and the threat lurking beneath the perfectly manicured exterior of Sunnydale High confirms what every teenager has always known: high school truly is hell.


marvelCaptain Marvel #1 (W) Kelly Thompson (A) Carmen Nunez Carnero

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.



widowBlack Widow #1 (W) Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska (A) Flaviano

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.   


Due 16.1.18

invadersInvaders #1 (W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Butch Guice/Carlos Magno

In commemoration of Marvel’s 80th anniversary and springing from events in the pages of Avengers and The Best Defence, the Marvel Universe’s first super-team is back! Captain America, The Human Torch, The Winter Soldier, and Namor. They fought in WWII together as The Invaders. But now Namor is the enemy, a global threat more powerful than ever. His deadly plans are as deep and far-reaching as the ocean and Revelations about his past could threaten the Marvel Universe! It’s up to his old teammates to stop him, but what chance do they have against the man who knows their every move?


Due 23.1.18

gotgGuardians of the Galaxy #1 (W) Donny Cates (A) Geoff Shaw

The universe is on fire. Hundreds of worlds are at war. Never has there been such hatred and division across the cosmos. And in spite of all this, Thanos of Titan is still dead… or is he? Now, more than ever, the cosmos need the Guardians of the Galaxy… but in the aftermath of the Infinity Wars, who is left to answer the call?





Releases this month:


Deathstroke Vol. 5
Flash: Essential Edition


The Fade Out Complete
Firefly Legacy Edition Book 1
Aliens Essential Vol. 1
Red Hood Vol. 4
X-Men Grand Design 2
Star Wars: Lando
The Girl From the Other Side Vol. 5
Black Torch Vol. 2
Dead Dead Demon’s Dededededestruction Vol. 3


Moonstruck Vol. 2
Batman and Robin Essential Edition
Jessica Jones: Blind Spot
Stars Wars Vol. 9
X-Men: Deadly Genesis NEW PTG
Justice League Vol. 1
Dark Ark Vol. 2
Versailles of the Dead Vol. 1
Devilman Classic Vol. 2
Yamato Classic Collection Vol. 1
Full Metal Alchemist: Full Metal Edition 3


Orphans Vol. 2
Dark Souls Omnibus
Dr. Stone Vol. 2