New Books & Comics recommendations! 12/12/17

Here are the comics and graphic novels that caught our attention in this month’s Previews!

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From the Previews Catalog #351, December 2017 (for books arriving mainly in February 2018)…

 

HIGHEST HOUSE #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Mike Carey (A) Peter Gross (CA) Yuko Shimizu
The creators behind the Hugo Award-nominated The Unwritten, Mike Carey and Peter Gross, invite you into The Highest House, the story of a slave boy named Moth, who makes friends with a powerful entity called Obsidian that promises advancement and happiness. Clearly, Obsidian has a hidden agenda, but Moth has ambitions and plans of his own…
Series covers by award-winning illustrator Yuko Shimizu!

 

 

 

KICK-ASS #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) John Romita
KICK-ASS IS BACK-ready to wipe out the city’s criminal lowlives, destroy its gangs, and save its communities from decay. But there’s a new face beneath the old mask, a new figure wearing that famous green and yellow spandex. Who is this new vigilante superhero? Who can fill Dave Lizewski’s shoes? WHO IS THE NEW KICK-ASS? Find out in the first issue of this new, ongoing monthly series. Comic book legends MARK MILLAR and JOHN ROMITA, JR. reunite for the next chapter of the greatest superhero comic of all time.

 

 

HIT-GIRL #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Mark Millar (A) Ricardo Lopez Ortiz (CA) Amy Reeder
HIT-GIRL IS BACK!
The pint-sized Punisher-meets-Polly-Pocket has left America behind and set off to serve justice around the world. First stop: Colombia. A mother seeking vengeance for the murder of her child enlists Hit-Girl to destroy his killer, but Mindy has bigger plans for Colombia’s most feared hitman. MARK MILLAR and RICARDO LOPEZ ORTIZ join forces for the first chapter of Hit-Girl’s world tour in this new, ongoing monthly series.

 

 

 


VS #1 (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Ivan Brandon (A/CA) Esad Ribic
War has become a spectator sport. Privately funded armies of superstar soldiers march into battle for fame, profit, and the glory of their sponsor nations.
When a new generation of soldiers arrive, top gladiator Satta Flynn is about to discover how fleeting the limelight can be.
From writer IVAN BRANDON (BLACK CLOUD, DRIFTER) and superstar artist ESAD RIBIC (Secret Wars, Uncanny X-Force) in his creator-owned Image debut, with painted color by NIC KLEIN (DRIFTER, VIKING) and graphic design by TOM MULLER, VS delivers spectacular action, darkly humorous satire, and explores our hunger for fame and our penchant for self-destruction.

 

 

THANOS INFINITY SIBLINGS OGN HC
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jim Starlin (A) Alan Davis (CA) Jim Starlin
Jim Starlin and Alan Davis return in the first volume of a new trilogy! The Mad Titan has everything he ever wanted – but satisfaction is not in Thanos’ vocabulary. When a temporal distortion on Titan draws his attention, he finds the purpose he’s been searching for: saving himself! An old enemy lurks in the far future, and it will take the combined wits of Thanos, his brother Eros and time-travel master Kang the Conqueror to stop it – and save the Multiverse. But there are other players in this cosmic chess game – and Thanos may find himself outmatched! What lies ahead for the so-called Avatar of Death?

 

 

 

GIRL IN THE HIMALAYAS ORIGINAL GN
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W/A/CA) David Jesus Vignolli
Beyond the peaks and valleys of the Himalaya Mountains lies a magical sanctuary. Protected from the chaos of man, it is home to immortal beings and mystical creatures. When Vijaya, a young human, is brought into the sanctuary for her protection, some immortals fear her presence may lead to their ruin. But as mankind draws ever closer to the sanctuary’s border, Vijaya will have to prove that there is more to being human than the violence her new family fears beyond their borders. David Jesus Vignolli’s debut graphic novel A Girl in the Himalayas explores the astonishing potential of the human spirit.

 

 

 

KILLING & DYING GN
DRAWN & QUARTERLY
(W/A/CA) Adrian Tomine
After enjoying over six months on the New York Times Bestseller list, acclaimed cartoonist Adrian Tomine’s realist masterpiece is now available in paperback, with an updated cover and French flaps. With this work, Tomine reaffirms his place not only as one of the most significant creators of contemporary comics, but as one of the great voices of modern American literature. His gift for capturing emotion and intellect resonates: the weight of love and its absence, the pride and disappointment of family, the anxiety and hopefulness of being alive in the twenty-first century.

 

 

 

PRINCE & DRESSMAKER GN
:01 FIRST SECOND
(W/A/CA) Jen Wang
Paris, at the dawn of the modern age. Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride – or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia, the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion! Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances, one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend? Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family.

 

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