PREVIEWSworld’s Featured This Week Comics & Graphic Novels for 1/25

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 25.

Hellboy Winter Special 2017

Dark Horse Comics

(W) Mike Mignola & Various
(A) Paul Grist & Various
(CA) Sebastian Fiumara

Three weird tales show the world of Hellboy through the years, with Edward Grey appearing alongside Sarah Jewell, hero of the recent Rise of the Black Flame series in 1890s London. In 1980s New England, Hellboy, Abe Sapien, and Liz Sherman set out on a simple search for some missing kids and encounter a tormented spirit seeking to share its pain. And Paul Grist (Kane, Jack Staff) joins the team for a 1950s Hellboy story providing a glimpse of the next new title to debut in the Mignolaverse.

Item Code: NOV160026
Price: $3.99
In Shops 1/25/2017

Batman Detective Comics #949

DC Comics

(W) James TynionIV, Marguerite Bennett
(A/CA) Ben Oliver

"Batwoman Begins" part two! This special two-part interlude spotlights team leader Batwoman! Batman and Batwoman need to get in there to find out who's been weaponizing monster blood. But who will they have to fight through to do it?

Item Code: NOV160222
Price: $2.99
In Shops 1/25/2017

Kamandi Challenge #1

DC Comics

(W) Dan Abnett, Dan DiDio
(A) Dale Eaglesham & Various
(CA) Bruce Timm

Prepare to take part in one of the greatest adventures from the infinite future of the DC Universe, and join the industry's top creative teams in a round-robin, no-holds-barred, storytelling extravaganza titled The Kamandi Challenge! Born from the mind of Jack "King" Kirby, the post-apocalyptic Earth of Kamandi has been a fan favorite for decades, and now 14 intrepid teams of writers and artists build on this incredible foundation and take the title character on an epic quest to find his long-lost parents and travel to places seen and unseen in the DC Universe. Each issue will end with an unimaginable cliffhanger, and it's up to the next creative team to resolve it before creating their own. It's a challenge worthy of "The King" himself! In this premiere issue, the Last Boy on Earth is dragged from his safe haven by a group of tigers, only to face the nightmarish threat of the ultimate weapon!

Item Code: NOV160160
Price: $4.99
In Shops 1/25/2017

Batman/TMNT Adventures #3

IDW Publishing

(W) Matthew K. Manning
(A/CA) Jon Sommariva

New team-ups and classic characters return! A fiendish alliance unfolds behind the scenes, unbeknownst to Batman and the TMNT as they are forced to fight a Poison Ivy-powered Snakeweed!

Item Code: NOV160463
Price: $3.99
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In Shops 1/25/2017

Saga #42

Image Comics

(W) Brian K. Vaughan
(A/CA) Fiona Staples

"The War For Phang," The Epic Conclusion! Hell is war, as Hazel and her family learn the hardest way. Mature Readers.

Item Codes: NOV160640
Price: $2.99
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In Shops 1/25/2017

Star Wars #27

Marvel Comics

(W) Jason Aaron
(A) Salvador Larroca
(CA) Stuart Immonen

Master Yoda finds himself on an all-new world full of vicious, mysteriously powered children. Not easy, will this be.

Item Code: NOV160944
Price: $3.99
In Shops 1/25/2017


Inhumans Vs. X-Men #3

Marvel Comics

(W) Charles Soule, Jeff Lemire
(A) Javi Garron
(CA) Leinil Francis Yu

New Attilan is conquered. Medusa and her generals are being held prisoner as the X-Men prepare to cleanse the world of the Terrigen Cloud. Could this be the end of Inhuman progeny? Now, the only hope for the Inhuman legacy rests in the hands of an unlikely crew of young Inhumans.

Item Code: NOV160807
Price: $3.99
In Shops 1/25/2017

Animosity: The Rise #1

AfterShock Comics

(W) Marguerite Bennett
(A/CA) Juan Doe

"The Animals thought, spoke, and took revenge. The dust has settled and the blood dried, but a new force is rising in the West, ready to help Animal-kind seize power in the dark new world to come..." Spinning out from Marguerite Bennett's hit new series Animosity is this special one-shot, illustrated by American Monster's very own Juan Doe! Witness the devastating effects of "The Wake" and how it affected other parts of the world on that terrifying day!

Item Code: NOV161076
Price: $3.99
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In Shops 1/25/2017


Aliens Defiance Volume 1 TP

Dark Horse Comics

(W) Brian Wood
(A) Tristan Jones
(CA) Massimo Carnevale

In the aftermath of the intense battle against the Colonial Marines, Zula Hendricks and Davis have gone from being merely AWOL to full-blown traitors. As they drift into a quiet part of space to recover and regroup, new crew member Dr. Hollis discovers something in the medical bay that changes everything. Sometimes evil comes from within.

Item Code: SEP160039
Price: $19.99
In Shops 1/25/2017

Nightwing Volume 1: Better Than Batman TP

DC Comics

(W) Tim Seeley
(A) Javi Fernandez, Yanick Paquette
(CA) Javi Fernandez

Dick Grayson is back in Gotham City, fighting to reclaim the life that was taken from him! But when a new evil threatens those closest to him, he must once again tear himself away from his home in order to combat this dark force as Nightwing! Collects Nightwing: Rebirth #1 and Nightwing #1-4, 7 and 8.

Item Code: OCT160296
Price: $16.99
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In Shops 1/25/2017


The Black Monday Murders Volume 1: All Hail God Mammon TP

Image Comics

(W) Jonathan Hickman
(A/CA) Tomm Coker

It's the first collection of the exciting new crypto-noir series, OCT160296. "All Hail, God Mammon" pulls the covers back on the secret world of magic lying behind the largest and oldest financial institutions in the world. Collects The Black Monday Murders #1-4. Mature Readers.

Item Code: NOV160656
Price: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #204
In Shops 1/25/2017

Star Wars: Legends — Epic Collection Volume 1: The Newspaper Strips TP

Marvel Comics

(W/A) Various
(CA) Al Williamson

Classic tales of Star Wars, from the funny pages to your bookshelves! Beginning in 1979, fans got a daily dose of a galaxy far, far away in their newspapers. Now, with this volume, you can savor those stories without the 24-hour wait! C-3PO chronicles the adventures of the Rebel heroes! Luke takes his chances on a gambler's world! A sojourn on Tatooine is anything but peaceful! Princess Leia is put to work as an Imperial servant! Han Solo makes another Kessel Run! Han and Chewie get more than they bargained for on a job! And Boba Fett makes his print debut! Collecting Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures #1-9, Classic Star Wars: Han Solo At Stars' End #1-3, Classic Star Wars #1-3 and material from Classic Star Wars #4.

Item Code: NOV160988
Price: $39.99
In Shops 1/25/2017

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