Featured This Week Comics & Graphic Novels for 12/19

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 December 19.

COMICS

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Cliff Rathburn (A/CA) Ryan Ottley
• Turns out Spider-Man isn't the only one getting attacked, as JJJ himself is in deep trouble. BUT WHO IS ATTACKING HIM?
•  And what more will we learn about the mysterious bandaged figure circling Spider-Man?!
Rated T
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #57
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Yildiray Cinar (CA) Elizabeth Torque
X-MEN DISASSEMBLED CONTINUES!
Just when things didn't look like they could get worse... The ride of the Four Horsemen of Salvation? The coming of X-Man? And...a return to the AGE OF APOCALYPSE? The weekly epic that threatens to leave the X-Men in tatters rolls on toward its explosive conclusion!
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #38
DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A) Travis Moore (CA) Tony Daniel
What happened to the boy who wanted to be Bruce Wayne? The young criminal mastermind orchestrates his own parents' deaths to emulate his hero and was carted off to Arkham when Batman exposed his crimes, but that is not the end of the story. Tom King reteams with Nightwing artist Travis Moore to create a sequel to their masterpiece of dark horror from Batman #38.
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99
DC PREVIEWS Page #14
DC COMICS
(W) James TynionIV, Scott Snyder (A) Stephen Segovia, Mark Morales (A/CA) Jim Cheung
Let's take a trip to "Hawkworld" in part one of a new Totality-related storyline! Martian Manhunter, John Stewart and Hawkgirl avoided "Drowned Earth" with a detour to Thanagar-Prime: J'onn looks to tap into the ancient Martian mental database, GL struggles while practicing his new UV powers, and Kendra searches for answers about her connection to the Totality.
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99
DC PREVIEWS Page #37
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino
"ORIGINAL SINS," Part Three
As Norton spirals deeper into his own mind-or deeper into madness?-Father Fred entertains a visitor from his past who can't possibly be real. But Temptation comes in all shapes and sizes...
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #73
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Andy Diggle (A) Alessandro Vitti (CA) Dan Panosian
SERIES PREMIERE! Imagine being able to take over the body of anyone on Earth. Sound crazy? Not for Agent Drake and the Hardcore Program. They can turn any person into a human drone to get to targets that normal soldiers can't. Drake is the best soldier Hardcore has to offer. But when he gets stranded in a body with only 72 hours to discover who's hijacked the Program, he'll have to pull out all the stops against an enemy who could be literally anyone.

From the creative minds of ROBERT KIRKMAN and MARC SILVESTRI, and presented by ANDY DIGGLE (THIEF OF THIEVES, Losers) and ALESSANDRO VITTI (Secret Warriors), comes a new Skybound Original that shows you how to save the world without getting your hands dirty.
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #48
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Aleksandra Motyka (A/CA) Marianna Strychowska
Geralt is summoned by an old friend to help solve a mystery involving his daughter. Upon arriving to investigate however, Geralt is surprised by another friend from the past and he soon finds himself transported to regions beyond his original expectations.
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #114
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Chris "Doc" Wyatt, Michael Moreci, Kevin Burke (A) Arianna Florean (A/CA) Valentina Pinto
Welcome to the Resistance! Star Wars Resistance is an exciting new animated series coming to the Disney Channel this fall, and making its Star Wars Adventures debut in this very issue! In the time before The Force Awakens, this all-new adventure follows the fledgling Resistance as it begins to realize the growing threat of the First Order!

Ties into the new Star Wars Resistance animated show coming this fall to Disney Channel!
Written by Resistance show writers Chris "Doc" Wyatt and Kevin Burke!
Plus, an exciting new Flight of the Falcon story!
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #136
DYNAMITE
(W) Greg Pak (A) Matt Gaudio (CA) Giovanni Valletta
In the penultimate chapter of the tale of John Wick's first vendetta, the final war begins! But can an injured John Wick prevail without giving up his market against the full fury of Calamity unleashed?
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #334
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Greg Pak (A) Dan McDaid (CA) Lee Garbett
The untold story of the Unification War continues! As the crew of the Serenity scrambles to fix their
damaged ship before anyone finds them, Mal and Zoe must face their past-and the reactions of their mighty disgruntled crew.
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #200
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) Goran Sudzuka
As deputy-director Driscoll attempts to discover what happened to her missing agents, Shaw and McGregor find their reality twisting once more, plunging them into an entirely new dimension of horror. Leaving the familiar world even further behind, the pair begin to understand the true scale of the nightmare that has enmeshed them.

So begins A Walk Through Hell book two: The Cathedral.

A new kind of horror story for modern America, written by Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys, Crossed) and drawn by Goran Sud uka (Y: The Last Man, Hellblazer)
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #253
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Vita Ayala (A) Raul Allen, Patricia Martin (CA) Adam Pollina
ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES! FOR THE FIRST TIME, LIVEWIRE TAKES CENTER STAGE!
Accomplice. Mentor. Savior. And now, Enemy of the State. Seeking to protect other vulnerable super-powered psiots like herself, Livewire plunged the United States into a nationwide blackout with her technopathic abilities, causing untold devastation. After choosing the few over the many, she must now outrun the government she served - and those she once called allies. With the whole world hunting her, what kind of hero will Livewire be...or will she be one at all?
From rising star Vita Ayala (Supergirl) and astounding artists Ra l Allén and Patricia Mart n (SECRET WEAPONS) comes an electrifying new series that will launch the Valiant Universe into a new age of champions!
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #366
GNs & TPs
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Mike Costa (A/CA) Mark Bagley
Before Eddie Brock...before Peter Parker...there was the Venom symbiote's first host! And now, that host has returned in need of the symbiote's help - because only by reuniting can the two prevent cosmic ruin! Meet the Kree soldier named Tel-Kar, and learn a secret chapter in the Venom symbiote's history! And now, as Venom faces down a Skrull ambush and the universe teeters on the brink, the symbiote must choose: allow its newborn offspring to die, or separate from Eddie Brock - forever! But Eddie won't give up his "other" without a fight...after all, the fate of Earth is at stake! Can Eddie and the symbiote trust one another long enough to save the galaxy - or will the First Host prove to be Venom's undoing?! Collecting VENOM: FIRST HOST #1-5.
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $15.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #101
DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A) Matt Wagner, Tony S. Daniel, Danny Miki, Mark Buckingham, Andrew Pepoy (A/CA) Lee Weeks
Bruce Wayne has been selected for jury duty in a chilling court case involving Mr. Freeze! Freeze claims the charges should be dismissed because Batman used excessive force; cue the outrage and media circus. While doing his civic duty, Wayne's forced to take a hard look at the Dark Knight's methods. Plus, the KGBeast lives! The Russian super-assassin is back-but under whose orders? Collects BATMAN #51-57.
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $16.99
DC PREVIEWS Page #65
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Bryan Hill (A/CA) Jeff Spokes
In the near future, Los Angeles is a city on the brink of evolution, struggling with a new wave of terror powered by black market technology.

Enter Aphrodite V: a fugitive from her masters, seeking individuality and purpose. She is the bleeding edge of biomechanics... and Los Angeles' best hope against a new enemy that seeks to become a god among machines.

One machine wants to destroy the city. Another has come to save it. Only one will survive.

Collects APHRODITE V #1-4
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $9.99
PREVIEWS Page #54
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Faith Erin Hicks (A/CA) Peter Wartman
When Team Avatar return to Earthen Fire Industries, the factory owned by Toph's father, they find that the once small town is now booming, yet a strange mood hangs over its residents. When Aang is asked to join a business council meeting, the reason becomes clear: a massive bender versus non-bender conflict is threatening to turn violent. Written by Faith Erin Hicks (The Nameless City) and drawn by Peter Wartman (Stonebreaker), in collaboration with Avatar: The Last Airbender creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, this is the ultimate continuation of Avatar!
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $10.99
PREVIEWS Page #107
MERCHANDISE
IMAGE COMICS
This enamel pin from Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' SAGA features Hazel's beloved stuff doll, Ponk Konk. Made by Yesterdays.
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $10.00
PREVIEWS Page #92
BEAST KINGDOM CO., LTD
From Beast Kingdom. A PREVIEWS Exclusive! After the Egg Attack Magnetic Floating Series Millennium Falcon and U-Wing starfighter, Beast Kingdom has launched the brand new "BB-8 Floating version" from Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. The BB-8 aerospace droid model is a complete reproduction based on its original appearance, and its unique moving method is also retained. The built-in LED light-emitting structure and the hidden switch design also add a more top-notch technology feel to the floating BB-8.
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $165.00
FUNKO
The second wave of Avengers Infinity War POP! vinyl figures have arrived! Based on the blockbuster film that changed the Marvel Cinematic Universe forever, these figures stand 3 3/4" tall and feature Funko's fan-favorite stylized design. Choose from Bruce Banner with Hulk Head, Bucky, Stormbreaker Groot, and Young Gamora figures. Window box packaging.
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $10.99
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MEZCO TOYS
The latest addition to Mezco's Designer Series is a a super-D take on Regan from the renowned film The Exorcist. From her unkempt hair to her piercing eyes and devilish grin, no details have been overlooked. The stylization of this figure captures the evil trapped within. The M.D.S Exorcist figures comes with interchangeable legs so Regan is able to change between standing and sitting positions, allowing her to recreate dynamic and nightmarish poses from the film. Regan stands approximately 6" tall and features 9 points of articulation. She comes packaged in a die-cut window box, perfect for display.
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $29.00
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