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Featured This Week Comics, Graphic Novels, & Toys for 1/12

Every week PREVIEWSworld calls attention to those comics, graphic novels, and toys 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 12th!

See all the New Releases for January 12th here!

Comics

MARVEL COMICS
DAREDEVIL WOMAN WITHOUT FEAR #1 (OF 3)
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Rafael De Latorre (CA) Chris Bachalo
The next pulse-pounding chapter in the saga of New York City's Guardian Devil, this time starring ELEKTRA as Daredevil!

Joined by Rafael De Latorre, Chip Zdarsky continues his landmark run and the DAREDEVIL story that spins directly out of the shocking revelations in the pages of DEVIL'S REIGN!

Elektra is the world's deadliest assassin - and she's taken a vow not to kill. Someone puts themselves directly in her path with deadly consequences. What else would you expect from the MARVEL UNIVERSE'S GREATEST HUNTER?!

RATED T+
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #11

MARVEL COMICS
STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC EYE OF STORM #1
(W) Charles Soule (A) Guillermo Sanna (CA) Ryan Brown
ACT ONE: Ro. The Truth. The Lie. The Kill.
•  In which we reveal the true origins of MARCHION RO, the Eye of the Nihil and sworn enemy of the Jedi Order.
•  In which the lie at the heart of his family is exposed.
•  In which the doom of the High Republic begins... with a single kill.

RATED T
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #68

IMAGE COMICS
SPAWN SCORCHED #1 CVR A LEE
(W) Sean Lewis (A) Stephen Segovia, Paolo Siqueira (CA) Frank Quitely, Puppeteer Lee
The first ALL-NEW issue of TODD McFARLANE's superhero team book!
There's a threat so big that no single hero can stop it, and the formation of this new supergroup is the only thing standing in its way. Members will include SPAWN, REDEEMER, GUNSLINGER, MEDIEVAL SPAWN, and SHE-SPAWN, with many more heroes waiting in the wings!
Join the battle in this FIRST ISSUE extravaganza as the forces of heaven, hell, and earth collide!
REGISTER PITCH: An Avengers-esque ensemble of superheroes and the latest entry in SPAWN'S UNIVERSE. Hook readers of KING SPAWN and GUNSLINGER SPAWN, as well as longtime SPAWN fans.
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $5.99
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IMAGE COMICS
JOE HILL RAIN #1 (OF 5) CVR A THOROGOOD
(W) Joe Hill, David M. Booher (A/CA) Zoe Thorogood
MINISERIES PREMIERE

THE FIRST IN CHRIS RYALL & ASHLEY WOOD'S NEW SYZYGY PUBLISHING IMPRINT LINE OF TITLES AT IMAGE COMICS!

On a seemingly normal August day in Boulder, Colorado, the skies are clear, and Honeysuckle Speck couldn't be happier. She's finally moving in with her girlfriend Yolanda. But their world is literally torn apart when dark clouds roll in and release a downpour of nails-splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover. RAIN makes vivid this escalating apocalyptic event, as the deluge of nails spreads across the country and around the world, threatening everything young lovers Honeysuckle and Yolanda hold dear.

So begins a gripping 5-issue presentation of New York Times bestselling author JOE HILL's acclaimed novella, adapted by rising stars DAVID M. BOOHER (Canto), ZOE THOROGOOD (The Impending Blindness of Billie Scott), and CHRIS O'HALLORAN (Ha-Ha).
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #38

IDW PUBLISHING
STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC ADVENTURES #12 CVR A TOLIBAO
(W) Daniel Jose Older (A/CA) Harvey Tolibao
The Padawans and their masters rush to Corellia where Nihil inductee Krix Kamarat has been planning his next attack. Lula struggles with her new responsibility while Zeen struggles with Krix's quick descent into evil; both girls worry for the other but are distracted when they're split up and hear a mysterious distress signal...
New York Times bestselling writer Daniel José Older (Star Wars: Last Shot) and artist Harvey Tolibao bring IDW into The High Republic, a massive publishing crossover spanning comics and prose!
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $3.99
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IDW PUBLISHING
SONIC HEDGEHOG IMPOSTER SYNDROME #2 (OF 4) CVR A FONSECA
(W) Ian Flynn (A) Thomas Rothlisberger (CA) Mauro Fonseca
The ROAD TO #50 continues here! Enjoy a TEN-ISSUE-long-adventure leading up to the EPIC SHOWDOWN in milestone issue #50.Surge and Kit are put to the test! Dr. Starline is almost ready to launch his grand plan, but first he must ensure his creations can perform under pressure. But more powerful doesn't always mean better... can Surge and Kit live up to the heroes that inspired their creation?
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $3.99
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BOOM! STUDIOS
BUFFY LAST VAMPIRE SLAYER #2 (OF 4) CVR A ANINDITO
(W) Casey Gilly (A) Joe Jaro (CA) Ario Anindito
* After a coven rally meant to heal the atmosphere ends in tragedy, Thessally seeks out Buffy guided only by instructions from an old friend.

* Despite their shared past, Buffy refuses to train her. Instead, she delivers Thess to The Watcher's Council, certain they'll be more suitable guardians.

* But the Council isn't what they seem, putting Buffy and Thessally in peril, until the intervention of three hooded figures...
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $4.99
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BOOM! STUDIOS
MIGHTY MORPHIN #15 CVR A LEE
(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Marco Renna (CA) In-Hyuk Lee
* On the moon, the epic, long-awaited battle is finally here as Zordon and Lord Zedd go head-to-head!

* As the Empyreals are unleashed, the Rangers must summon every weapon at their disposal to stop them from cleansing Earth.

* Can Matthew and Tommy put their differences aside to avenge their fallen comrades? And what other unexpected alliances will be formed in the desperate attempt to stop the Empyreals?
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $3.99
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DYNAMITE
HELL SONJA #1 CVR A PARRILLO
(W) Christopher Hastings (A) Pasquale Qualano (CA) Lucio Parrillo
Welcome to HELL...SONJA. She's the Queen of Damnation. She lords over the fiery pit of eternal hunger and suffering. But now, she's had enough of this evil s**t. She will bind together lost souls, and rove the multiverse to fill Hell's belly with only the most deserving of its punishment. If someone so wicked is beset upon you, if you're desperate enough, if no one else can help, maybe your prayer will be heard by... HELL SONJA.
By CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS (Deadpool, Gwenpool) and PASQUALE QUALANO (Sonjaversal)!
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $3.99
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VAULT COMICS
WE RIDE TITANS #1 CVR A PIRIZ
(W) Tres Dean (A/CA) Sebastian Piriz
Kaiju hit hard. Family hits harder.
Trying to keep your family from imploding is a tall order. Kit Hobbs is about to find out it's an even taller order when that family has been piloting the Titan that protects New Hyperion from kaiju for generations. Between a spiraling brother, a powder keg of a father, and a whole bunch of twenty-story monsters, she's got her work cut out for her.
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $3.99
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AFTERSHOCK COMICS
MANIAC OF NEW YORK BRONX BURNING #2 CVR A  ANDREA MUTTI
(W) Elliott Kalan (A/CA) Andrea Mutti
Maniac Harry is loose in a Bronx high school, and it's not so he can finish his GED!

With video of Harry's bloody rampage going viral, seemingly everyone is converging on Bright Future Academy: protestors, police, media and our heroes, Mayoral Aide Gina Greene and NYPD Detective Zelda Pettibone. Can the so-called grown-ups get out of each other's way in time? And what happens when an ordinary student risks his life to save his classmates, only to be chased by the worst bully of them all: The Maniac?

Each issue of MANIAC OF NEW YORK: THE BRONX IS BURNING features 24 pages of story and art with a cardstock cover!
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $4.99
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COMIXTRIBE
HAPPY HILL #1 (OF 5) (MR)
(W) Rich Douek, Joe Mulvey (A/CA) Joe Mulvey
When a child goes missing on the grounds of an exclusive vacation resort, the investigation uncovers dark secrets hidden for decades, and an unstoppable supernatural menace who will make this vacation permanent! Happy Hill is a vacation horror thriller. Available with two enhanced covers, Happy Hill reveals the horrifying truth about how far some people will go to be happy. The hills are alive with the sound of screaming!
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #282

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

MARVEL COMICS
DAREDEVIL BY CHIP ZDARSKY TP VOL 07 LOCKDOWN
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Mike Hawthorne, More (CA) Marco Checchetto
The Angel of Death has come to Hell's Kitchen. As a series of grisly murders tests Elektra's mettle - and her commitment to her role as the new Daredevil - the city spirals into a state of panic. With the body count mounting, even the Marvel Universe's deadliest assassin is at somewhat of a loss - because this serial killer can be in more than one place at a time! A team? A mutant? Or something else entirely? Meanwhile, Matt Murdock faces challenges of his own behind bars after being exposed to a dangerous and experimental compound that makes subjects more aggressive and violent. Whatever happens, one thing is certain: Matt won't be getting time off for good behavior! The next installment of Chip Zdarsky's Eisner Award-nominated run delivers twists, turns and unexpected allies! Collecting DAREDEVIL (2019) #31-36.
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $17.99
PREVIEWS Page #102

IMAGE COMICS
SIX SIDEKICKS OF TRIGGER KEATON TP VOL 01 (MR)
(W) Kyle Starks (A/CA) Chris Schweizer
For fans of CHEW and ASSASSIN NATION comes a new action-mystery series from Eisner Award nominees CHRIS SCHWEIZER (The Crogan Adventures) and KYLE STARKS (SEXCASTLE).
The world's most unlikable action star has been found dead, and his previous TV sidekicks are looking to solve the mystery. But how can you catch a murderer when almost everyone hates the victim?
Now, these sidekicks are going to learn what it means to be the stars of the show-that is, if any of them survive the STUNTMAN WAR!
Collects THE SIX SIDEKICKS OF TRIGGER KEATON #1-6

"KYLE STARKS is a treasure. With THE SIX SIDEKICKS OF TRIGGER KEATON, he proves that he's not only effortlessly funny, but can also craft rich, distinct characters that you can't help but root for, even at their worst. And CHRIS SCHWEIZER is an astounding artist, mastering both perfect expressions and wild action scenes in jam-packed, eye-popping pages. I highly recommend this book!" -CHIP ZDARSKY (Daredevil)
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $16.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
FALCONSPEARE HC
(W) Mike Mignola, Warwick Johnson-Cadwell (A) Warwick Johnson-Cadwell (CA) Mike Mignola
Jump into an eerie Victorian-style mystery with an off-kilter, charming twist in the next knockout collaboration from Mike Mignola and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell!  Monster hunters extraordinaire Professor Meinhardt, Mr. Knox, and Ms. Van Sloan have teamed up to slay spooks and investigate the uncanny before, but now they'll tackle a question that's haunted them for years: What happened to their friend and vampire slayer extraordinaire, James Falconspeare?

Rendered in Johnson-Cadwell's signature loose, expressive style, and with gorgeous cover from Mignola and colorist Dave Stewart, this hardcover will be a treat for fans of Mr. Higgins Comes Home and Our Encounters with Evil as well as folks new to the world Johnson-Cadwell and Mignola have created.
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $17.99
PREVIEWS Page #105

BOOM! STUDIOS
SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN TP VOL 04
(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Werther Dell'Edera
What events brought Erica to the House of Slaughter? And what did she have to do to join the Order of St. George?

Erica Slaughter went to hell and back in Archer's Peak, but that may be nothing compared to the events that forged her at the House of Slaughter.

Erica Slaughter's origins are finally revealed in this volume of the Eisner Award-nominated series from GLAAD Award-winning author James Tynion IV (The Woods, Batman) and artist Werther Dell'Edera (Razorblades).

Collects Something is Killing the Children #16-20.
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $14.99
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SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
DAILY REPORT ABOUT MY WITCH SENPAI GN VOL 01
(W) Maka Mochida (A) Maka Mochida
A sweet workplace romance with a touch of magic! Misono is an office drone with his own ups and downs at work, but thankfully, he has an ally: his senpai Shizuka, who happens to be a witch. Shizuka is always ready to lend a hand to those in need, but Misono thinks she should take better care of herself, since zipping around on a broomstick to run errands can be quite stressful. Is Misono's over-solicitous concern for Shizuka driven by mere respect for this flustered witch, or could it be more? Let this magical romantic comedy cast its spell on you!
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $12.99
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TOKYOPOP
ASSASSINS CREED DYNASTY VOL 01
(W) Xuxian Zhe (A) Tokyopop
In the 14th year of the Tianbao Era (755 CE) An Lushan, a military governor with ties to the Knights Templar, leads his elite corps to rebel against the Tang Dynasty, and the ill-prepared Tang empire falters under the threat. The two capitals Luoyang and Chang'an fall and China falls under the oppression of the cruel An Lushan. As the Tang dynasty starts to crumble, Li E, a shady Assassin trained by the Hidden Ones in the far West, teams up with Tang loyalists to turn the tide and save both the dynasty and the country from this crisis.
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $14.99
PREVIEWS Page #427

Toys & Merchandise

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
LORD OF THE RINGS DLX AF ASST SERIES 3
A Diamond Select Toys release! The Evil one has risen! Complete your 13-inch build-a-figure of Sauron with this, the third series of Lord of the Rings Deluxe action figures! Aragorn and a Moria Orc are the two figures in this series, each with weapons and accessories - the orc even includes alternate heads so you can customize different orcs! Each 7-inch scale figure features multiple points of articulation, as well as detailed sculpting and paint applications. Each comes packaged in a full-color Deluxe window box. Designed by Eamon O'Donoghue, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $29.99
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DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
MARVEL GALLERY COMIC VISION PVC STATUE
A Diamond Select Toys release! The Vision appears! A long-awaited addition to the Marvel Gallery line, this approximately 10.5-inch-tall sculpture of the synthezoid Avenger depicts the Vision on a battlefield base, phasing through a piece of rubble. Featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications, it comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, hand-sculpted by Jean St. Jean!
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $49.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
HELLBOY HIS LIFE AND TIMES PUZZLE
Dark Horse is proud to present this stunning and encapsulating artwork from the upcoming Hellboy Omnibus Boxed Set in high-quality puzzle form! The artwork is by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and colorist Dave Stewart. Matte finish, measuring at 20"x27" when completed. Packaged in a sturdy full-color box with resealable bag inside to keep all pieces secure.1,000 pieces.
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #128

MEDICOM TOY CORPORATION
DC COMICS HUSH MAFEX AF
From Medicom Toy. Based on the best-selling series Batman: Hush by Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee, Medicom unveils their newest release in their new DC Comics MAFEX line of 6" articulated figures! Featuring a high level of articulation, this Hush figure is sculpted from original designs by Jim Lee! Hush wears his signature coat and comes with multiple exchangeable hands, pistols and other acessories, and three different head designs including an unmasked version! Hush also includes a movable figure stand to easily reproduce any scene from the comic.
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $124.99

FUNKO
POP STAR WARS BOBF BOBA FETT VIN FIG
From Funko. In celebration of Disney+ Day, Funko presents a new wave of figures inspired by the all-new Star Wars: Book of Boba Fett! Bring home the bounty of Boba Fett and Fennec Shand with fan-favorite Funko flair. Each POP! figure stands about 3 3/4" tall and comes packaged in a window box.
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $11.99

HASBRO TOY GROUP
SW BLACK ARCHIVES 6IN DARTH REVAN AF CS
From Hasbro Toy Group. The most epic figures from Star Wars The Black Series are back with the Black Series Archive Collection! These 6 Inch archive figures have photoreal deco and premium design, so fans and collectors can expand their Star Wars collections!
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $22.99

BANPRESTO
DISNEY CHARACTERS FLUFFY PUFFY OOGIE BOOGIE FIG
From Banpresto. The Nighmare Before Christmas joins the Fluffy Puffy series of flocked figures from Banpresto! Each figure stands about 2" tall and comes in a closed illustrated box. Choose from Zero or Oogie Boogie.
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $24.99

BANPRESTO
STRANGER THINGS Q-POSKET DEMOGORGON FIG
From Banpresto. Collect your favorite Stranger Things characters as adorable Q-Posket figures from Banpresto! Featuring a cute chibi style, each Q-posket figure stands about 5 1/2" tall and comes in a printed box.
In Shops: Jan 12, 2022
SRP: $24.99

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