PREVIEWSworld’s Featured This Week Comics & Graphic Novels for 1/18

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 18.

Black Hammer Giant Sized Annual #1

Dark Horse Comics

(W) Jeff Lemire
(A) Dustin Nguyen & Various
(CA) Jeff Lemire

Illustrated by an all-star slate of guest artists, this oversized anthology issue features five Black Hammer stories from Jeff Lemire, each focusing on one of the stranded heroes. See how Dustin Nguyen, Emi Lenox, Nate Powell, Matt Kindt, and Ray Fawkes take on tales about Abraham Slam, Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, Barbalien, and Madame Dragonfly.

Item Code: NOV160053
Price: $5.99
PREVIEWS Page #52
In Shops 1/18/2017

Batman #15

DC Comics

(W) Tom King
(A) Mitch Gerads
(CA) Stephanie Hans

How do you solve a problem like Selina Kyle? Is she a hero? Is she a villain? Can Batman and Catwoman ever really work things out? The award-winning team of Tom King and Mitch Gerads of Babylon (Sheriff Of Babylon) bring you "Rooftops," a story in which Batman must decide once and for all what to do about Catwoman.

Item Code: NOV160210
Price: $2.99
PREVIEWS Page #90
In Shops 1/18/2017

Justice League #13

DC Comics

(W) Bryan Hitch
(A) Carlos D'Anda
(CA) Tony S. Daniel

A "Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad" tie-in! It's the day no one saw coming when Harley Quinn finds herself the protector of Gotham City, repelling a brutal assault from the super-villain threat of [REDACTED].

Item Code: NOV160181
Price: $2.99
PREVIEWS Page #79
In Shops 1/18/2017

Revolutionaries #1

IDW Publishing

(W) John Barber
(A) Fico Ossio
(CA) Tradd Moore

The Revolution may be over, but the future is just beginning! Ripped from the pages of the hottest crossover of the year, the REVOLUTION team of John Barber and Fico Ossio continue the action! KUP is a CYBERTRONIAN literally older than the universe; ACTION MAN is the ultimate special agent trying to live up to an impossible legacy; MAYDAY is a G.I. JOE leader trying to rescue her first command; and BLACKROCK is a CYBERTRONIAN that thinks he's a human. It takes the mind-bending clash of ROM versus MAJOR BLUDD and the OKTOBER GUARD to bring this unlikely team together... and the secret they learn threatens to unravel the entire universe.

Item Code: OCT160386
Price: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #159
In Shops 1/18/2017

Curse Words #1

Image Comics

(W) Charles Soule
(A) Ryan Browne, Jordan Boyd
(CA) Ryan Browne

The new ongoing series from CHARLES SOULE (Daredevil, Death of Wolverine, Star Wars) and RYAN BROWNE (GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS) is COMING FOR YOU! A wizard has appeared in New York City, and he's casting wonderful spells, getting famous, getting rich-it's great! But it's not. This wizard has everyone fooled. He is actually an EVIL WIZARD, and EVIL THINGS are on the way. CURSE WORDS is a gonzo modern fantasy, full of darkness, light...and MAGIC. Mature Readers.

Item Codes: NOV160537
Price: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #190
In Shops 1/18/2017

Amazing Spider-Man #23

Marvel Comics

(W) Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage
(A) Giuseppe Camuncoli
(CA) Alex Ross

A Clone Conspiracy Tie-In! Gwen Stacy is back in the land of the living and in league with The Jackal. But why? She's not evil. She's not being mind-controlled. What would push the one of the most beloved characters in Marvel history to join one of Spider-Man's worst villains?

Item Code: NOV160827
Price: $3.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #39
In Shops 1/18/2017

 

Monsters Unleashed #1

Marvel Comics

(W) Cullen Bunn
(A/CA) Steve McNiven

It's all hands on deck with the AVENGERS, CHAMPIONS, GUARDIANS, X-MEN and the INHUMANS as they clash with monstrous threats that threaten to destroy every corner of the Marvel Universe. Who are the LEVIATHONS? Who controls them? How can they be stopped before Earth becomes another tragic, barren world in their wake? Written by powerhouse writer CULLEN BUNN and drawn by Marvel legend STEVE McNIVEN, this issue is the beginning of something big that you just can't miss!

Item Code: NOV160745
Price: $4.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #2
In Shops 1/18/2017

WWE #1

BOOM! Studios

(W) Dennis Hopeless, Ross Thibodeaux
(A) Rob Guillory, Eduard Petrovich
(CA) Dan Mora

BOOM! Studios is proud to present the most authentic line of ongoing WWE comics. Each issue will feature your favorite Superstars in stories that go beyond what you've ever seen on TV. The first story arcs detail the "Breaking of The Shield." Seth Rollins. Roman Reigns. Dean Ambrose. Together they formed The Shield, one of the most dominant factions in WWE history-until the ultimate opportunist Seth chose to betray the group at the behest of Triple H, the "King of Kings" who has cemented himself as the authority in control of WWE. Now, eager to prove himself, Seth is on the hunt for the WWE Championship, a journey that will send him on a collision course with his former brothers.

Item Code: NOV161214
Price: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #292
In Shops 1/18/2017

 

The Flash Volume 1: Lightning Strikes Twice TP

DC Comics

(W) Joshua Williamson
(A) Carmine Di & Various
(CA) Karl Kerschl

A new storm brews over Central City and disproves the old adage about lightning never striking twice! Just as Barry begins to feel overwhelmed fighting crime, a new speedster appears — but just where did this amazing new ally come from? Now, the Fastest Man Alive finds himself in a city of speedsters-and dealing with the reappearance of Wally West! Collects THE FLASH: REBIRTH #1 plus issues #1-8 of the new series.

Item Code: OCT160292
Price: $17.99
PREVIEWS Page #129
In Shops 1/18/2017

Kill Or Be Killed Volume 1 TP

Image Comics

(W) Ed Brubaker
(A/CA) Sean Phillips

The darkly twisted story of a young man forced to kill bad people, and how he struggles to keep his secret as it slowly begins to ruin his life and the lives of his friends and loved ones. Both a thriller and a deconstruction of vigilantism, KILL OR BE KILLED is unlike anything this award-winning team has done before. Collects Kill Or Be Killed #1-4. Mature Readers.

Item Code: NOV160670
Price: $9.99
PREVIEWS Page #229
In Shops 1/18/2017

 

The Goddamned Volume 1: The Flood TP

Image Comics

(W) Jason Aaron
(A/CA) R. M. Guera

"And the earth was filled with violence." (Genesis 6:11). It's 1,655 years after Eden, and life on earth has already gone to hell. The world of man is a place of wanton cruelty and wickedness. Prehistoric monsters and stone-age marauders roam the land. Murder and destruction are the rule of the day. This is life before the Flood. The story of man on the verge of his first apocalypse. Welcome to the world of the Goddamned. Collects The Goddamned #1-5. Mature Readers.

Item Code: FEB160628
Price: $9.99
PREVIEWS Page #235
In Shops 1/18/2017

Star Wars Volume 4: Last Flight Of The Harbinger TP

Marvel Comics

(W) Jason Aaron, Chris Eliopoulos
(A) Jorge Molina & Various
(CA) Mike Deodato

Marvel's epic exploration of the Star Wars galaxy continues! Take a walk on the dark side with Sgt. Kreel and an elite group of Imperial soldiers aboard the Star Destroyer Harbinger! It's a nigh-indestructible weapon of war. It's also the target of the rebels' new top-secret plan. Never afraid of defying the odds, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia Organa are determined to make this the Harbinger's last flight! But Kreel and his SCAR Squad specialize in taking down rebels - hard! Let battle commence! Plus: Jabba the Hutt has a problem, and he's hired the Wookiee bounty hunter Black Krrsantan to solve it. But a certain old hermit of the dune wastes might have a little something to say about it. Then, R2-D2 goes solo! Collecting Star Wars (2015) #20-25.

Item Code: OCT161018
Price: $19.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #125
In Shops 1/18/2017


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