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Well, here we are
we’re the princes of the universe, with the holidays over, January begun, and nothing but winter weather to look forward to until spring… except that, wondrously, January is a totally kickass month for comics. This week alone we’ve got a new issue of ODY-C and Storm, and ongoing issues in the Edward Scissorhands and Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. miniseries. But what’s utterly new and totally great this week? Check out the gallery!
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Debut writerartist Jorge Corona brings a brand-new voice to the comics industry with Feathers . There's never been a better time for fantastic, all-ages comics that embrace both the darkness and beauty in life. Fans of Avatar: Legend of Korra , Mike Mignola, and Amulet will fall in love with Poe, the boy covered in feathers, who must help his first ever friend, a young girl named Bianca, as she tries to return to her home beyond the slums of the Maze. They must dodge street gangs and childsnatchers along the way, and perhaps together will learn the secrets to his mysterious past.
The first issue of Boom! Studios and Archaia's
Feathers hits shelves this week, from Teen Titans Go! artist Jorge Corona, who promises dark fantasy and an Avatar-like attitude towards bridging kids and adult entertainment with solid messages.
Lady Killer #1
Josie Schuller is a picture-perfect homemaker, wife, and mother—but she's also a ruthless, efficient killer for hire! A brand-new original comedy series that combines the wholesome imagery of early 1960s domestic bliss with a tightening web of murder, paranoia, and cold-blooded survival.
Comics veterans Joelle Jones and Jamie S. Rich share co-writing credit on Dark Horse's
Lady Killer, a funny, gory take on the dark side of the 1950s American dream.
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Vol. 6
Applejack, Rarity, and Fluttershy visit Manehattan to see Trixie's magic show. Meanwhile, in Ponyville, the ponies' pets, Angel, Owlicious, Gummy, Tank, Winona, and Opal must save the day. Plus, Discord takes the Cutie Mark Crusaders on a trip through time!
Collectin issues #21-24,
MLP:FiM Vol. 6 is here to delight readers of age one to ninety two.
Operation: S.I.N. #1 (of 5)
Tying into the explosive events of Original Sin , see an untold story from the origins of the Marvel Universe! After an alien energy source is discovered in Russia in the early 1950's, it's up to Peggy Carter and Howard Stark to find out what happened. But a newly-risen terrorist group going by the name Hydra also happens to be on the hunt for their own nefarious purposes! It's only when a mysterious operative going by the name of Woodrow McCord enters the picture to aid Peggy and Howard that they realize just how far some people are willing to go to keep the Earth safe! Megawatt writer Kathryn Immonen (Journey Into Mystery ) is joined by rising star artist Rich Ellis (Superior Foes of Spider-Man ) to tell an all-new tale featuring Agent Carter!
Just in time for her show to debut, writer Kathryn Immonen (
Runaways, Wolverine and Jubilee, Journey Into Mystery) is kicking off a five part miniseries featuring Peggy Carter, fighting Hydra alongside Howard Stark.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1
Wolverine, Deadpool, Doctor Doom, Thanos: There's one hero that's beaten them all-and now she's got her own ongoing series! (Not that she's bragging.) That's right, you asked for it, you got it, it's SQUIRREL GIRL! (She's also starting college this semester.) It's the start of a brand-new series of adventures starring the nuttiest and most upbeat super hero in the world!
It's finally here!
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl hits shelves this week, with Doreen Green starting a new life and a new secret identity as an average college student with an above average butt (because she has to hide her tail somehow), who fights crime on the side. She also sings her own theme song to the tune of Spider-Man's. What else would you expect from Ryan North ( Dinosaur Comics, Adventure Time) and the amazing Erica Henderson?
The Burning World Par 1! The start of a brand new story penned by Ms. Marvel creator G. Willow Wilson ! When a sinkhole appears under mysterious circumstances in the middle of the Black Rock Desert, the X-Men go to investigate... But little do they suspect that the phenomenon has connections to old allies...and enemies!
Heads up, Ms. Marvel and X-Men fans! G. Willow Wilson (yes, the creator of Ms. Marvel) is taking over writing duties on X-Men (yes, the all-female X-Men team) this week! And it looks like things are going to get a bit...
inhuman. *dramatic reverb*
What are you picking up this week? Let us know in the comments!
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