Every week we call attention to those books and graphic novels which stand out from all the rest. These titles from Premier Vendors and independent publishers should be at the top of your list, and can be found at your local comic shop on December 24th.

Conan The Avenger #9
Dark Horse Comics

(W) Fred Van
(A) Brian Ching
(Cover) Steve Ellis

A war, a spy, and false allies stand in Conan's way as he and his comrades fight to free the slave girl Natala in order to learn the location of a legendary treasure!

Item Code: OCT140127
Price: $3.50
In Shops 12/24/2014

Harley Quinn #13
DC Comics

(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti
(A) Chad Hardin
(Cover) Amanda Conner

Harley Quinn and Power Girl! The team-up that no one said could last ends with spectacular violence!

Item Code: REG. (OCT140319) VAR. (OCT140320)
Price: $2.99
PREVIEWS Page #112
In Shops 12/24/2014

Robin Rises: Alpha #1
DC Comics

(W) Peter J. Tomasi
(A) Andy Kubert, Jonathan Glapion
(Cover) Andy Kubert

It all ends here! Batman's been to the hells of Apokalips and back just to retrieve his son's body.  But what has he brought back with him? And who is the new Robin?

Item Code: OCT140306
Price: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #107
In Shops 12/24/2014

Garbage Pail Kids Comic Book Puketacular #1
IDW Publishing

(W/A) Peter Bagge, Dean Haspiel
(Cover) Mark Pingatore

Remember mullets and teased bangs? Stonewashed denim jackets and jeans? Well, not everything about the '80s was lame, because that's when the Garbage Pail Kids ruled the world! Those irreverent, satirical stickers quickly became a pop-culture phenomenon, but they never had their own comic book... until now!

Item Code: OCT140450
Price: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #155
In Shops 12/24/2014

Outcast #6
Image Comics/Skybound

(W) Robert Kirkman
(A/Cover) Paul Azaceta

"RECEIVE YOUR MARK." Our first group of stories comes to a very startling conclusion, setting the stage for what is to come. Mature Readers.

Item Code: SEP140739
Price: $2.99
PREVIEWS Page #234
In Shops 12/24/2014

Avengers And X-Men Axis #9
Marvel Comics

(W) Rick Remender
(A/Cover) Jim Cheung

Who will live? Who will die? Who will remain inverted? A shocking climax that promises to crack the Marvel Universe to its very core! An old foe must claim the mantle of his greatest enemy to save the lives of all he cares for! An X-Man's horrifying fate! An Avenger's appalling choice! If you read only one comic this century, this is it!

Item Code: OCT140787
Price: $4.99
In Shops 12/24/2014

Superior Iron Man #3
Marvel Comics

(W) Tom Taylor
(A) Yildiray Cinar
(Cover) Mike Choi

The Last Temptation Of Matt Murdock. After the life-changing events of issue #2, Matt Murdock is faced with an impossible choice. Will Daredevil rebel or will he buy into Tony Stark's vision? Can nothing stop the Superior Iron Man's non-stop party? You'll be surprised at who wants to crash it!

Item Code: OCT140807
Price: $3.99
In Shops 12/24/2014

Doctor Who 12th #3
Titan Comics

(W) Robbie Morrison
(A) Dave Taylor
(Cover) Brian Williamson

In the distant past, the land that would be India played host to a war between ancient aliens, whose cross-temporal battles contributed to the country's rich myths and legends. Kali, oldest and deadliest of these creatures, was thought defeated long, long ago; her body scattered throughout time to prevent her return. But her psychic essence could not be killed, nor her millennia-long quest for vengeance.

Item Code: REG. (SEP141641) VAR. (SEP141642)
Price: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #392
In Shops 12/24/2014

Batman Arkham: Origins HC
DC Comics

(W) Adam Beechen & Various
(A) Christian Duce & Various
(Cover) Bryan Hitch

Based on the hit video game, this volume collects in print for the first time the ground-breaking, multi-path digital comic. This prequel story features an inexperienced Batman going up against crime bosses Black Mask and The Penguin for the first time!

Item Code: AUG140339
Price: $22.99
PREVIEWS Page #132
In Shops 12/24/2014

Corto Maltese: Under The Sign Of Capricorn GN
IDW Publishing

(W/A/Cover) Hugo Pratt

This book, the first of 12 volumes, launches the definitive English language edition of Hugo Pratt's masterpiece, presented in the original oversized B&W format with new translations made from Pratt's original Italian scripts. The adventures of this modern Ulysses are set during the first 30 years of the 20th Century.

Item Code: OCT140557
Price: $29.99
PREVIEWS Page #180
In Shops 12/24/2014

Sunstone Volume 1 GN
Image Comics

(W/A/Cover) Stjepan Sejic

Two women deal with modern themes of sex, relationships, and fetishism in this erotic romantic comedy. So beware all who enter, because, to quote a few hundred thousand readers on DeviantArt: "I'm not into BDSM...but this story...I get it." Mature Readers.

Item Code: OCT140613
Price: $14.99
PREVIEWS Page #206
In Shops 12/24/2014

Amazing X-Men Volume 2: World War Wendigo TP
Marvel Comics

(W) Kathryn Immonen & Various
(A) Paco Medina & Various
(Cover) Carlo Barberi

Writers Craig Kyle and Chris Yost return to the X-Men! When Wolverine discovers an old friend is missing, his visit to Canada soon transforms into a hairy situation. The Wendigo virus is running rampant, changing people into flesh-eating monsters! Now, the X-Men and Alpha Flight must fight to stop the growing tide of Wendigos from consuming everything and everyone in their path. Collecting Amazing X-Men (2014) #7-12.

Item Code: OCT140934
Price: $17.99
In Shops 12/24/2014

Check out all of the New Releases available on December 24th at your local comic shop!