Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected DECEMBER 2019!

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

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As new graphic novels and new #1 comic books arrive each week, you will see some marked with a tag that reads “MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! Didn’t like it? Return it within two weeks for a FULL REFUND!” (must have a free EC Rewards Card).

We stand behind these books and comics 100%! We want you to find great comics you’ll love. So if any of these ECMBG! comics and graphic novels don’t WOW you with their story and art, bring them back within two weeks for your refund – or we can even trade them out for you with another ECMBG! comic that we think you’ll love!

From the Previews Catalog #373, OCTOBER 2019 (for books arriving mainly in DECEMBER 2019)…

 

“PROJECT X-MAS” #1 – ECMBG!
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Top Secret
MARK MILLAR and Netflix have teamed up to give you the perfect Christmas gift-the sequel to one of the most beloved Millarworld projects since the dawn of time. The twist is that you don’t know what it is, and like all good gifts, you’re in for a nice surprise when you open the delivery boxes on December 18th. Can you guess what Santa’s going to bring you???

 

 

 

20XX #1 – ECMBG!
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Lauren Keely, Jonathan Luna (A/CA) Jonathan Luna
SERIES PREMIERE
From JONATHAN LUNA (ALEX + ADA, GIRLS, THE SWORD) and LAUREN KEELY, in her writing debut, comes an all-new ongoing series!
This sci-fi thriller for mature readers imagines a not-so-distant future-a world of norms and syms, divided by fear. Syms, a small percentage of the population with telekinetic abilities, form gangs to survive. But division only breeds more division, and Mer and Nuon experience this firsthand as they become entangled in the often dramatic, sometimes violent, but always complex social landscape of sym gang rivalries in Anchorage, Alaska.

 

 

 

OLD GUARD FORCE MULTIPLIED #1 – ECMBG!
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Leandro Fernandez
NEW STORY ARC
Soon to be a major motion picture starring CHARLIZE THERON!
Andromache of Scythia and her band of soldiers are back in this second story chronicling the battles and burdens of their dubious immortality. Nile’s addition to the team has given them new purpose and new direction, but when you’ve got 6,000 years of history at your back, the past is always ready to return-with a vengeance.
Written by GREG RUCKA and illustrated by the incomparable LEANDRO FERNÁNDEZ, with colors by DANIELA MIWA, lettering by JODI WYNNE, and design by ERIC TRAUTMANN, the highly anticipated return of THE OLD GUARD is finally here!

 

 

LUCY CLAIRE REDEMPTION #1 – ECMBG!
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) John Upchurch
SERIES PREMIERE
Lucy Claire was once a celebrated hero. But through a series of sinister events, she was slandered and defamed, and her children were taken from her. But when an old danger re-emerges, Lucy will have to take on the mantle of hero once again in order to right the wrongs of her past and-above all else-find a way back to her children.

 

 

 

HARDCORE RELOADED #1 – ECMBG!
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brandon Thomas (A) Francis Portela, Leonardo Paciarotti (CA) Nic Klein
HARDCORE returns with more bullets than John Wick!
Once, the Hardcore tech was used to protect our nation, but now that tech is out in the wild. And the only one who can help Agent Drake put the genie back in the bottle is his greatest enemy.
Skybound’s action-thriller reloads with writer Brandon Thomas (EXCELLENCE), artist Francis Portela (Faith), and cover artist Nic Klein (Deadpool).

 

 

 

SKULLDIGGER FROM THE WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER #1 – ECMBG!
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Tonci Zonjic
Spiral City finds itself trapped in a vicious cycle of crime, corruption, and violence. With the heart of the city at stake, a vigilante rises in Skulldigger. However, when the nefarious Grimjim escapes from prison, will Skulldigger and his ward, Skeleton Boy, be enough to save Spiral City?

 

 

 

TALES FROM HARROW COUNTY DEATHS CHOIR #1 – ECMBG!
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Naomi Franquiz
Harrow County is back! The Award-winning, Eisner-nominated, southern-gothic horror series returns with a brand-new story.
Ten years have passed since Emmy exited Harrow County, leaving her close friend Bernice as steward of the supernatural home.
But World War II is in full swing, taking Harrow’s young men and leaving the community more vulnerable than ever-and when a ghostly choir heralds the resurrection of the dead, Bernice must find a solution before the town is overrun.

 

 

 

HELLBOY & THE BPRD THE SEVEN WIVES CLUB
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Mike Mignola (A/CA) Adam Hughes
The team behind the Eisner Award-winning one-shot Hellboy: Krampusnacht spins a new ghostly yarn! Hellboy comes to the aid of a young girl whose ghost hunt goes wrong, and a visit to an abandoned medical school reveals sinister layers to a grisly, long-ago murder. Stolen cadavers, vengeful spirits, and more abound in this one-shot.
Hellboy creator Mike Mignola reunites with fan-favorite artist Adam Hughes for a spirit-fueled scream fest sure to excite old and new fans alike!

 

 

 

YEAR OF THE VILLAIN HELL ARISEN #1 – ECMBG!
DC COMICS
(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Steve Epting
DC’s “Year of the Villain” begins its sinister conclusion! Lex Luthor has brought Perpetua back from her cosmic grave and restored her power! Now the Multiverse lives in fear that she might wipe out all existence. The only thing that could stop her are the forces of the Dark Multiverse- which means it’s Luthor’s mission to defeat the Batman Who Laughs! But if Batman and Superman couldn’t stop him, what chance does Luthor stand? Spinning out of the end of the “Justice/ Doom War” in Justice League #38 and the conclusion of the epic “Infected” arc from Batman/Superman #5, DC’s two top villains face off in a battle royal-and the fate of all reality hangs in the balance!

 

 

 

WONDER WOMAN DEAD EARTH #1 – ECMBG!
DC COMICS
(W/A/CA) Daniel Warren Johnson
The celebrated creator of Murder Falcon and Extremity and artist of The Ghost Fleet, Daniel Warren Johnson brings bold sci-fi chops to his DC debut with a harrowing vision of Wonder Woman unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Princess Diana of Themyscira left paradise to save Man’s World from itself. When Wonder Woman awakens from a centuries-long sleep to discover the Earth reduced to a nuclear wasteland, she knows she failed. Trapped alone in a grim future, Diana must protect the last human city from titanic monsters while uncovering its secret of this dead Earth-and how she may be responsible for it.

 

 

 

LOW LOW WOODS #1 – ECMBG!
DC COMICS
(W) Carmen Maria Machado (A) Dani (CA) J.A.W. Cooper
Shudder-To-Think, PA, has been on fire for years. The coal mines beneath it are long since abandoned. The woods are full of rabbits with human eyes, a deer woman who stalks hungry girls, and swaths of skinless men. And the people in Shudder-to-Think? Well, they’re not doing so well either. When El and Octavia wake up in a movie theater with no memory of the last few hours of their lives, the two teenage dirtbags begin a surreal and terrifying journey to discover the truth about the strange town that they call home.
DC and Hill House Comics present the comics debut of award-winning, bestselling horror writer Carmen Maria Machado (Her Body and Other Parties, In the Dream House). THE LOW, LOW WOODS explores body horror down paths yet unexplored in comics. It will leave readers searching for their way back home and terrified of what they find changed upon their return.

 

 

 

DARK KNIGHT RETURNS THE GOLDEN CHILD #1
DC COMICS
(W) Frank Miller (A/CA) Rafael Grampá
Frank Miller returns to the Dark Knight Universe!
It’s been three years since the events of Dark Knight III: The Master Race. Lara has spent the time learning to be more human, and Carrie Kelley has been growing into her new role as Batwoman. But a terrifying evil has returned to Gotham City, and Lara and Carrie must team up to stop this growing threat-and they have a secret weapon. Young Jonathan Kent, “the golden child,” has a power inside of him unlike anything the world has ever seen, and it’s about to be unleashed…
Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child is Frank Miller’s triumphant return to the world of the Dark Knight and joining him is the superstar artist Rafael Grampá, the mastermind behind the groundbreaking Mesmo Delivery. Following work in advertising and film, this incredible collaboration marks Grampá’s first comics work in six years, bringing his extraordinary detail and storytelling to the Dark Knight saga, resulting in a Dark Knight story like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

 

 

 

BIG BLACK STAND AT ATTICA GN – ECMBG!
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Frank Smith, Jared Reinmuth (A/CA) Ameziane
The uprising at Attica Prison remains one of the bloodiest civil rights confrontations in American history… but without Frank “Big Black” Smith it could have been even worse. Now for the first time, the late Frank ”Big Black” Smith shares his experience at the center of this uprising, struggling to protect hostages, prisoners and negotiators alike.
Before his death, Frank gBig Blackh Smith worked with Jared Reinmuth, the son of his lawyer, to share the true story of his time in Attica State Prison. Adapted to a graphic novel by Ameziane (Dark Horse’s Muhammad Ali), this is an unflinching look at the price of standing up to injustice.

 

 

 

RED MOTHER #1 – ECMBG!
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Jeremy Haun (A) Danny Luckert (CA) Jeremy Haun
Jeremy Haun returns to his The Beauty roots as he teams with Danny Luckert, hot off Regression, for a new psychological horror series.
After losing her eye and the man she loves in a brutal mugging, Daisy McDonough is left trying to put the pieces of her life back together. Just when she begins to think she can heal- move on, she begins to see strange things through her new prosthetic eye. And The Red Mother sees her in return.
Continuing BOOM! Studios’ string of successes, The Red Mother follows Faithless, Once & Future, and Something is Killing the Children for a new original series that examines the dangers that hide in plain sight – and the consequences of digging beneath the surface to find the truth underneath.

 

 

 

POWER RANGERS TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 – ECMBG!
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Simone Di Meo (CA) Dan Mora
THE MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS AND THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME!
The Power Rangers arrive in New York City to find Tommy Oliver (a.k.a. The Mighty Morphin Green Ranger) but soon discover he’s joined forces with the villainous Shredder and the Foot Clan!
As the Rangers are sent reeling by this betrayal, they’re confronted by another (fr)enemy… the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Can these heroes find a way to work together to defeat the bad guys and save the world from total destruction?!
Written by Ryan Parrott (Power Rangers: Necessary Evil) and illustrated by Simone di Meo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Venom Annual), the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fight – and maybe team up with – the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the first time.

 

 

 

DEJAH THORIS (2019) #1 – ECMBG!
DYNAMITE
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Vasco Georgiev (CA) Lucio Parrillo
“Barsoom has always been a dying world. Closer to death these days, perhaps.”
From DAN ABNETT (Guardians Of The Galaxy, Justice League Odyssey) and rising star VASCO GEORGIEV comes an all-new vision of the Princess Of Mars! Dejah has been many things: Wife, mother, royalty. But now, she is a determined scientist, dedicated to discovering why her world is freezing, and which political factions know the secret of this global catastrophe? Experience glittering palace intrigue and visceral adventure in the new ongoing adventures of DEJAH THORIS!

 

 

 

VAMPIRONICA NEW BLOOD #1 – ECMBG!
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Frank Tieri, Michael Moreci (A/CA) Audrey Mok
Riverdale’s own bombshell bloodsucker is back! Following the events of the Jughead the Hunger vs. Vampironica crossover, Veronica returns to her own universe, still a vampire. She’s not the same, and she knows it. And now she needs answers. But she may not be ready for what she’s about to discover!

 

 

 

VISITOR #1 – ECMBG!
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Paul Levitz (A) Mj Kim (CA) Amilcar Pinna
Unstoppable. Untraceable. Unkillable. This is how he changes the world…
Who is the Visitor? Why are the leaders of the world terrified of him? And will they live long enough to find out?

 

 

 

DYING IS EASY #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Joe Hill (A/CA) Martin Simmonds
The debut of an all-new creation by Joe Hill (Locke & Key) and Martin Simmonds (Punks Not Dead)! Meet Syd “Sh*t-Talk” Homes, a disgraced ex-cop turned bitter stand-up comic turned… possible felon?!
In part 1 of Dying is Easy, Carl Dixon is on the verge of comedy superstardom and he got there the dirty way: by stealing jokes. He’s got a killer act, an ugly past, and more enemies than punch-lines. So when someone asks Syd Homes how much it would cost to have Dixon killed, Syd isn’t surprised in the slightest. He’s already got a figure in mind…

 

 

 

INCOMING #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Al Ewing, More (A) Humberto Ramos, More (CA) Patrick Gleason
ONE WILL UNITE THEM!
A mysterious murder brings together the heroes of the Marvel Universe in the search for a killer – but no one can imagine where the trail will lead, or how it will affect everything in 2020 and beyond! Who is the victim and who is the assailant?
The closing chapter to MARVEL’s 80th year, which will connect the dots of everything that happened in 2019 and propel the narrative into the year that is to come! Featuring the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Daredevil, Spider-Man, the Champions, the Agents of Atlas, Valkyrie, the Immortal Hulk, Jessica Jones, Venom, Ghost Rider, the Masked Raider and more!

 

 

 

DR STRANGE #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Mark Waid (A) Kev Walker (CA) Phil Noto
The impossible has happened! Doctor Strange’s hands have been healed, restoring his surgical skills – but now he’s being torn between his obligations as the Sorcerer Supreme and as a neurosurgeon. And when he’s forced to choose which vows to uphold, who suffers most for it? After all, magic always has a cost…Be here for a brand new era of magic…and horror from Mark Waid (HISTORY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE) and Kev Walker (BLACK PANTHER)!

 

 

 

OZ COMPLETE COLLECTION GN TP VOL 01 WONDERFUL WIZARD / MARVELOUS LAND
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Eric Shanower (A/CA) Skottie Young
The premier American fantasy adventure gets the Merry Marvel treatment! Eric Shanower and Skottie Young’s Eisner Award-winning adaptations of L. Frank Baum’s Oz books begin with the beloved tale of Kansas farm girl Dorothy, blown by a tornado to the magical Land of Oz. Dorothy fatally flattens a wicked witch, liberates a living scarecrow and is hailed by the munchkins as a great sorceress…but all she really wants is to get home! Then join the young boy named Tip as he escapes the servitude of mean old witch Mombi and runs away with his newly created magical companion, Jack Pumpkinhead. Along the way, they meet Sawhorse – and follow the legendary Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City! Collecting WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ #1-8 and MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #1-8. All Ages

 

 

 

KLAUS LIFE & TIMES OF JOE CHRISTMAS #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Dan Mora
In the tradition of Grant Morrison’s 2001 New X-Men Annual , BOOM! Studios presents a widescreen comic that catalogs the life and times of one Joe Christmas.
Abandoned as a baby, Joe Christmas is taken in by Klaus. In this holiday calendar-inspired comic, experience 25 all new short stories of Klaus teaming up with Joe Christmas over the years!
Grant Morrison (New X-Men) and Dan Mora (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) return to the winter world of Klaus for an all new holiday special!

 

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