New Comics & Books for 1/26/22!
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MARY JANE BLACK CAT BEYOND #1
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) C.F. Villa (CA) J. Scott Campbell
• Black Cat has been kidnapped, and the only person who can save her is... MARY JANE WATSON?!
• Mary Jane has never liked Felicia Hardy, and now she has to save her life?!
• But remember, this is the Black Cat we're talking about. Things are never quite what they seem.
BATMAN CATWOMAN SPECIAL #1
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) John Paul Leon
Written by Tom King and others Art by John Paul Leon, Tommy Lee Edwards, Bernard Chang, Mitch Gerads and others Some great romances are destined to be. The Batman/Catwoman series shows readers the romance between Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle as it changed over their lives, but what about their connections from before they became costumed adventurers? This special, meticulously illustrated one-off issue by John Paul Leon (Batman: Creature of the Night) traces the life of Selina Kyle from its earliest days to her entry into the criminal underworld, and reveals that Bruce was actually a presence in her life all along. Whether fate or coincidence, this story gives even more reasons why Selina and Bruce’s connection is one of the most enduring love affairs in comics. Now expanded to celebrate the legacy of iconic artist John Paul Leon, whose untimely passing after a long battle with cancer shocked the comics world, this special will feature his work completed for the original story and tributes created in his name by some of his closest friends and admirers.
GUNSLINGER SPAWN #4
(W) Todd McFarlane (A/CA) Brett Booth
The return of the NEW and IMPROVED supervillain...CLOWN!!!
This is a clown who is bent on destroying Spawn...but he needs to corrupt Gunslinger Spawn first! And just wait until you see who is fighting at his side.
X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE #1
(W) Ben Percy (A) Federico Vicentini (CA) Adam Kubert
WEEK 2 - If WOLVERINE's future lies in the past, what does that mean for the present? The reciprocal series to X LIVES OF WOLVERINE, X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE is can't-miss reading, chock-full of revelations for the best there is as well as the fate of mutantkind!
DETECTIVE COMICS #1050
(W) Mariko Tamaki, Matthew Rosenberg, Mark Waid (A) Ivan Reis, Danny Miki, Fernando Blanco, Dan Mora (CA) Irvin Rodriguez
It’s the landmark, oversize issue Detective Comics #1050, and some of the biggest names in comics are here to celebrate the Dark Knight! First up in "The Tower" part four, the villainous force keeping Arkham Tower’s patients sedated is at last revealed—and this villain’s return is guaranteed to catch you by surprise! It’s the dramatic conclusion to act one of Mariko Tamaki’s Arkham Tower epic, brought to life by the legendary Ivan Reis! Then, in "House of Gotham" part four, Matthew Rosenberg and Fernando Blanco take us into the seedy underbelly of Gotham’s criminal elite through the lens of the original Robin (Dick Grayson), and reveal what it takes for a young man to survive amongst the deadliest killers in the DCU. It’s a tour de force of Gotham’s vilest villains! Last but not least, making his grand return to the DCU, writer Mark Waid teams with Detective Comics uber-artist Dan Mora to bring you the start of a brand-new day for Batman…and Superman? It’s the world’s finest collaboration that you’ll need to read to believe!
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples
NEW STORY ARC
At long last, Hazel and her star-crossed family are finally back and here to kick off a NEW STORY ARC! So, where the hell have they been? As thanks for fans' endless patience, the SAGA team is proud to return with a double-length issue-44 pages of story for the regular $2.99 price point-without variant covers or gimmicky renumbering. Just more pulse-pounding adventure, heart-wrenching character drama, and gloriously graphic sex and violence, as SAGA begins the second half the series and the most epic chapter yet!
The SAGA series has sold over 6.8 million copies to date across all formats, has been translated into 20 languages, and has garnered multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards, plus a Hugo Award, British Fantasy Award, Goodreads Choice Award, Shuster Award, Inkwell Award, Ringo Award, and more. It has been featured in such mainstream media outlets as TIME, Entertainment Weekly, The Atlantic, NPR, and beyond, and has become a pop culture phenomenon.
CRUEL SUMMER TP
(W) Ed Brubaker (A) Sean Phillips, Jacob Phillips (CA) Sean Phillips
BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS' CRIMINAL epic, now out in a beautiful new paperback edition!
In the summer of '88, Teeg Lawless comes home to plan the biggest heist of his career. But Teeg's son Ricky and his friends are starting down the same dark path their fathers are on, and this is about to become the worst summer of their lives.
An epic tale of tragedy handed down from generation to generation, CRUEL SUMMER is a crime comic masterpiece from the most celebrated noir masters in the industry, creators of CRIMINAL, FATALE, KILL OR BE KILLED, and THE FADE OUT.
Collects CRIMINAL #1 and #5-12
DEADPOOL BLACK WHITE BLOOD TREASURY EDITION TP
(W) Ed Brisson, More (A) Whilce Portacio, More (CA) Adam Kubert
What's black, white and red all over? A collection packed with blood-drenched tales of violence and mayhem led by Marvel's mirthful mercenary himself, Deadpool! Wade Wilson curses streaming platforms, laments the loss of video stores and invades a foreign country - all in the name of his favorite screen idol! Deadpool enjoys his long-awaited reunion with Gabby Kinney, A.K.A. Scout! The Merc with a Mouth battles the man who can't miss: Bullseye! Plus: the age-old parable of how Deadpool got his swords - and more, filled with gore! You want to see today's top talent take it to the edge to bring you the wildest Wade Wilson adventures yet?! Then this is the book for you! It's like a classic black-and-white movie - but with way more blood! Collecting DEADPOOL: BLACK, WHITE & BLOOD #1-4.
TEEN TITANS GO DC SUPER HERO GIRLS EXCHANGE STUDENTS TP
(W) Amy Wolfram (A/CA) Agnes Garbowska
Starfire has always wanted to be better friends with her sister, who mostly comes to Earth to cause trouble instead of enjoying sisterly bonding. But this time, Blackfire’s not even in the same universe! The Teen Titans will have to go undercover in a strange new version of Metropolis…and manage new secret identities!
X-MEN HELLFIRE GALA TP
(W) Jonathan Hickman, More (A) Matteo Lolli, More (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
Don your finest dress or sharpest suit - or get Jumbo Carnation to whip you up something new just for the occasion! You are cordially invited to the hottest mutant event of the season: the Hellfire Gala! Everyone who's anyone in the hot new world of mutantkind will be there. All of your favorite heroes and their closest allies - and even their worst enemies - for a special night of dinner, drinks, diplomacy and deceit! The very first democratically elected team of Krakoan X-Men will at last be revealed to the world, and that's just the first of the surprises mutantkind has in store for the evening! Whatever you do, don't miss this one-of-a-kind X-event! Collecting MARAUDERS #21, X-MEN (2019) #21, PLANET-SIZE X-MEN #1 and S.W.O.R.D. (2020) #6 & material from Classic X-Men #7.
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