Every week PREVIEWSworld calls 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 January 6.
Lone Wolf 2100 #1 (of 4)
(W) Eric Heisserer
2100 CE: A devastating manmade plague is turning the human race into cannibalistic monsters known as the Thrall. But there is hope: young Daisy Ogami's blood holds the secret to a cure-if Itto, her android protector, can get her to a place where it can be extracted!
Item Code: NOV150093
Swamp Thing #1 (of 6)
(W) Len Wein
Swamp Thing returns in an all-new series written by his co-creator, legendary writer Len Wein! Swamp Thing has received an ominous warning, and now he finds himself under attack from the forces of dark magic. These are more than just your average monsters-and there's something much worse looming on the horizon for Alec Holland!
Item Code: NOV150169
Batman & Robin Eternal #14
(W) Scott Snyder, James TynionIV
Grayson, Red Hood, Red Robin, and Harper Row have uncovered the full scope of Mother's dangerous operation, and they're ready to spring their trap! But there's one problem: Cassandra Cain has gone rogue, and they may not be able to pull her back from the edge! There's no time to lose, either, because for every mystery they solve about Mother, there are more waiting to be discovered, including Mother's next target, a place that couldn't be more personal to Dick Grayson!
Item Code: NOV150223
Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #2
(W) Mike Johnson, Ryan Parrott
Don't miss the latest chapter of the blockbuster mini-series that introduces a brave new cast of cadets to Star Trek lore! What is the mystery at the heart of Starfleet that connects this new crew to Kirk, Spock and rest of the iconic cast? The answers are inside, in this all-new adventure set in the new film universe!
Item Code: NOV150366
Paper Girls #4
(W) Brian K. Vaughan
(A/CA) Cliff Chang
What lurks beneath the streets of Stony Stream?
Item Code: NOV150626
(W) Joe Kelly
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT!
The Webbed Wonder and the Merc with a Mouth are teaming up for their first ongoing series EVER! It's action, adventure and just a smattering of (b) romance in this episodic epic featuring the WORLD'S GREATEST SUPER HERO and the star of the WORLD'S GREATEST COMICS MAGAZINE. Talk about a REAL dynamic duo!
Item Code: NOV150751
Star Wars: Obi-Wan & Anakin 1
(W) Charles Soule
(A/CA) Marco Checchetto
Before their military heroism in the Clone Wars, before their tragic battle on Mustafar, and many decades before their final confrontation on the Death Star...they were Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan learner, Anakin Skywalker. It's been a few years since Obi-Wan pledged to train the young "chosen one," but even as they have grown closer through training, it has been a difficult road. Now, called to a remote planet for assistance, Master and Padawan may be pushed to the breaking point. Writer Charles Soule (Lando, She-Hulk, Daredevil) and artist Marco Checchetto (Star Wars: Shattered Empire, Avengers World, Punisher) bring us a tale of the Jedi at the height of their power...
Invader Zim #6
(W/A/CA) K.C. Green
Special one-shot issue written and drawn by KC Green (Gunshow, Graveyard Quest)! Three short tales answer the most-asked questions about everyone's favorite Irken Invader. Like, where can someone like ZIM get a bank loan? What's the most sought-after, limited-time-only treat in the galaxy? And how long can ZIM spend looking for a lost shoe before the universe implodes?
Item Code: OCT151570
Batman: Arkham Knight TP Vol. 1
(W) Peter J. Tomasi
(A) Viktor Bogdanovic & Various
Collecting the first four issues of the new series! The Joker is dead. Arkham City is closed. As a new day begins, Bruce Wayne finds himself in devastating pain, recovering from his injuries and questioning whether his role as Batman is still necessary to the city's survival. But can even death keep The Joker from tormenting the Dark Knight?
Southern Cross TP Vol. 1
(W) Becky Cloonan
(A) Andy Belanger
(CA) Becky Cloonan
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99!
Now boarding: Southern Cross, tanker flight 73 to Titan. Alex Braith is tracing her sister's steps to the refinery moon, hoping to collect her remains and find some answers. The questions keep coming though- and they lead her down a path of intrigue, betrayal, and galactic horror. Collects SOUTHERN CROSS #1-6.
Star Wars: Darth Vader Volume 2 — Shadows and Secrets
(W) Kieron Gillen
The tale of Darth Vader's transformation continues! Bounty Hunters are on the attack, and Vader has been given a new mission for the Empire. Unfortunately, it's completely at odds with his own personal mission. What's a Dark Lord to do? Darth Vader and Aphra continue their alliance - but how long will it last? And who is Tagge's mysterious new agent? One fact is certain: When Aphra's private investigation on behalf of Vader comes crashing headlong into Vader's investigation on behalf of the Empire, the results will be deadly! Collecting DARTH VADER #7-12.
Item Code: OCT150987
Sonic/Mega Man: Worlds Collide: The Complete Epic TP PX Edition
(W) Ian Flynn
It's the crossover of a lifetime! The team-up you've been dreaming of! Two of videogame history's most iconic heroes come together for the greatest action story ever told! Sonic The Hedgehog and Mega Man unite in Worlds Collide! It all begins with a meeting of the minds, evil minds! Dr. Wily makes contact with Dr. Eggman, and the two malicious mechanics conspire in a plan that will reshape entire worlds! It's pan-dimensional panic as Sonic and Mega Man race to uncover the doctors' diabolical plot, save Sonic's friends, and brave the nightmarish landscape of the Skull Egg Zone! Along the way they gain new allies, Mega Man gains all new powers, and the stakes keep getting higher until two universe hang in the balance! You cannot miss this critically acclaimed crossover! Celebrated by old and new fans alike, beloved by critics and casual readers, this is one big love letter to all things Sonic and Mega Man!
Item Code: FEB150982