Comic Quest Weekly for 1/6/2019
Ten Exciting Comics To Look Out For In 2019
Happy New Year, Comic Questers!
2019 is here! And with it comes a very real need to reshuffle your pull at CQ.
Here’s a few books that might be hits in the comic months!
10. Detective Comics # 1,000
When’s it drop? March 27th
After eighty years, how does Bruce Wayne still look so young? Maybe we’ll find out inside Detective Comics #1,000, a landmark issue that not only celebrates eight decades of caped crusading but also celebrates the cultural milestone that is DC Comics’ namesake.
Join Jim Lee, Warren Ellis, Greg Capullo, Scott Snyder, Kevin Smith, Paul Dini, and a slew of other talents from Batman’s history as they give the Dark Knight Detective a birthday to remember!
9. Marvel’s Conan The Barbarian
When’s it drop? Now
Conan coming to Marvel was already eventful in itself. Conan written by Jason Aaron turned that event into a must-buy. But what if I told you that Conan is also going to play inside the Marvel Universe? Well, you’d likely step back and scratch your head, but it’s real and it begins with Avengers: No Road Home. A weekly event where Robert E. Howard’s pulp icon encounters Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. It might give you a bit of a pause, but with proven talent like Al Ewing (The Ultimates), Paco Medina (Deadpool), Jim Zub (Samurai Jack), and Mark Waid (Kingdom Come) executing this weekly epic…it’s more than worth a look.
8. The Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator comic book
When’s it drop? May 15th
Apparently, a lot of you are in the market for a “Dream Daddy.”
Based on the insanely popular dating series of the same name, the multi-platform sim gets its very own anthology comic in the spring. And for those purist out there, don’t worry. The game’s co-creators are co-signing the five standalone stories inside. Each focusing on the backstories of your favorite Dads.
If you count yourself among Dream Daddy’s 200,000+ players then you’ll be on the hunt for this one when it hits comic shops in the summer.
7. Boom! Studios’ Buffy The Vampire Slayer
When’s it drop? January 23rd
Into every generation, a slayer is born, and 2018 requires a Buffy that speaks to this generation. Writer Jordie Bellaire and artist Dan Mora brings the Hellmouth out of the 1990s and into the 21st century.
Overseeing this “reimagining” is series creator Joss Whedon. so expect the heart of Buffy to remain intact. Er, even when she’s staking vamps in theirs.
6. Dark Horse Comics’ Avatar
When’s it drop? January 16th
Return to Pandora starting this month.
The story of James Cameron’s chart-topping blockbuster continues in Avatar: Tsu Tey’s Path #1. This first series is part of an upcoming line of Avatar focused adventures from Dark Horse Comics, each unpacking elements of the sci-fi/fantasy epic that became one of the highest grossing movies in the world.
5. Sharkey: The Bounty Hunter
When’s it drop? February 20th
From Mark Millar (Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Simone Bianchi (Thanos Rising) comes a tale of a bounty hunter and his rocket-powered ice cream truck. Sharkey: The Bounty Hunter is Netflix and Millarworld’s warning shot for an entirely new sci-fi universe. Why do I say “warning shot?” Because with Mark Millar at the helm, you can expect unrestrained excitement, relentless action, and plenty of colorful characters spouting colorful dialogue.
4. Shredder in Hell!
When’s it drop? January 16th
If anyone is insane enough to take on the hordes of hell, it’s Oroku Saki A.K.A. “The Shredder” — arch-nemesis of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Fav-favorite Mateus Santolouco brings his eye-popping art back to the world of TMNT. If you enjoyed his Secret History of the Foot Clan, then take another dance with evil as one of the most infamous villains in comics goes to HELL!
3. The Blessed Machine
When’s it drop? March 27th
The wonderfully creep-tastic cover aside, The Blessed Machine‘s premise is destined to suck you in: “Jacob, son of Administrator Anna A3644, is revisited by the recurring dreams that plagued his youth. He believes the dreams indicate that the earth’s surface, once rendered uninhabitable by a horrific malfunction of the Large Hadron Collider, is now safe.”
This one comes from Cave Pictures Publishing, whose mission statement is to create comics that “speak to the soul.” So expect something profound and affecting from this dark sci-fi concept.
2. Dial H for Hero
When’s it drop? March 27th
Brian Michael Bendis fronts DC Comics’ Wonder Comics imprint. And the classic series, Dial H for Hero, is getting a Wonder Comics update! Even cooler, it comes from writer Sam Humphries (Harley Quinn) and Joe Quinones (Captain Marvel), which means you can expect high-adventure and an unadulterated joy issue to issue.
1. Spider-Man: Life Story
When’s it drop? March 20th
When writer Chip Zdarsky exited his fan-favorite run on Spectacular Spider-Man in 2018, many Spidey fans were left wondering why. It turns out that Zdarsky was working on an even bigger Spider-Man story — an opus, in fact.
Spider-Man: Life Story #1 encompasses the ENTIRE HISTORY of Peter Parker, from that radioactive spider-bite in Amazing Fantasy #15 to his twilight years as The Amazing Spider-Man. This is a sort of biography of everyone’s favorite wall-crawler, and his life will be penciled by the artist responsible for some of Spidey’s most defining moments: Artist Mark Bagley.
Of course, that’s not all coming out in 2019. These are just a few of the titles worth keeping an eye on in the coming months. As always just let us know if you want to add any of these or other titles to your subscription box at CQ.
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #1 ARTGERM VAR 4.99
Spider-Man is the worst neighbor EVER! There are always crazy villains and property damage and drama and…and he CATCHES the villains. And he tries to fix the damage and he helps carry your groceries and actually that property damage keeps the rents down. You know what? Spider-Man is the best neighbor ever and this book will give you a closer look at Spider-Man’s (and Peter Parker’s) neighborhood than any book ever. Also, it wouldn’t be a Spider-Man adventure without a threat that could destroy not only Spider-Man, but all his neighbors. Superstar writer TOM TAYLOR (X-MEN RED, ALL-NEW WOLVERINE, Injustice) and rising art star JUANN CABAL (ALL-NEW WOLVERINE, X-23) give you the most local Spider-Man ever!
YOUNG JUSTICE #1 4.99
Superboy! Wonder Girl! Robin! Impulse! Amethyst! They’re all united in YOUNG JUSTICE #1, the debut issue of a brand-new series that also introduces new heroes Teen Lantern and Jinny Hex! When the nightmare dimension known as Gemworld invades Metropolis, these teen heroes reunite to deal with the situation-but they’re shocked to discover the battle may be the key to the return of Conner Kent, a.k.a. Superboy! This mix of fan favorites and new legacy heroes will be the center point for some of the biggest goings-on at DC! As if that weren’t enough, Bendis reunites with all-star artist Patrick Gleason (SUPERMAN, ACTION COMICS, GREEN LANTERN CORPS) to bring the new heroes of DC’s Wonder Comics to life!
STAR WARS AOR JANGO FETT #1 3.99
THE MOST FEARED BOUNTY HUNTER IN THE GALAXY!
• JANGO FETT’S reputation precedes him as joins a crew for what seems like a simple job.
• Wait, is that a KID with him?!
• Will his fellow bounty hunters be foolish enough to betray Jango and his son, BOBA FETT?
BATMAN #62 VAR 3.99
Now features the Story solicited for #61 written by Tom King with art by Mitch Gerads. The Eisner-winning creative team behind MISTER MIRACLE is back together as artist Mitch Gerads rejoins the Bat team for a special issue! Professor Pyg is loose in Gotham, and you know that means things are going to get weird… and bloody!
MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #2 3.99
• Miles is getting closer to solving the mystery of the thievery ring plaguing Brooklyn, but the Rhino has complicated matters quite a lot.
• Rhino doesn’t usually have minions preferring to charge alone. What’s behind this change of methodology?
• Plus, meet a new antagonist who may just become Miles’ most dangerous foe!
CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 4.99
ALL THE STARS ALIGN AS KELLY THOMPSON AND CARMEN CARNERO TAKE ON MARVEL’S PREMIER FEMALE SUPER HERO!
As Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers has spent months in space protecting Earth from alien threats big and small, but now it’s time for Earth’s mightiest hero to come home. New York City has never looked so good. But every re-entry comes with the unexpected, and Carol is about to hit a whole lot of unexpected. It’s a fresh start and an oversized, star-studded welcome home for a hero who’s been punching the glass ceiling since the 1970s – and just in time for the first female-led film from Marvel Studios! The next 50 years of Captain Marvel starts here!
THIS WEEK IN TOYS/STATUES
AQUAMAN MOVIE GALLERY AQUAMAN PVC FIGURE 45
A Diamond Select Toys release! In the wake of Justice League, the highly anticipated Aquaman movie is on our sonar, and DST is offering two new PVC dioramas based on the film! Arthur Curry, the Aquaman, faces off with the Ocean Master in these two 9-inch PVC sculptures. Featuring detailed sculpting by Rocco Tartamella based on designs by Mark Wong, each features actor likeness and fine paintwork that compares with a high-end resin statue. Each diorama is in scale to all other DC Movie Gallery PVC dioramas, and comes packaged in a full-color window box.
Collect the DC Bombshells in a whole new way with Jada Toys’ 1/24-scale die-cast vehicles that come with a matching figure! The vehicle features opening doors, hood and trunk, along with a detailed interior, while the matching figure stands 2 3/4″ tall. Choose from a 1951 Mercury with Harley Quinn, a 1952 Chevy Coe with Wonder Woman, a 1953 Chevy Bel Air with Poison Ivy, and 1956 Cadillac with Catwoman, at 1956 Ford F-100 with Supergirl, or a 1957 Chevy Corvette with Batgirl. Window box packaging with a display backdrop.
DRAGONBALL SUPER GRANDISTA SS ROSE MANGA DIMENSIONS FIG 59.99
From Banpresto. From Dragon Ball Super, Super Saiyan Rose Goku Black joins the Manga Dimensions line from Banpresto! Standing over 11″ tall and featuring a paint application as though he stepped right out of the show, this stunning Super Saiyan Rose Goku Black comes in collector-friendly window box packaging.
From Funko. 5 Star Mike, Will, Lucas, Dustin and Eleven are ready for an epic adventure. Mike is armed with a walkie talkie and flashlight, Will has a mixtape and sketch of the Upside Down, Lucas is prepared with a slingshot and binoculars, Dustin can help the group find its way with a compass and D'artagnan his pet slug and Eleven has her blonde wig and a box of Eggo waffles in case she gets hungry. Each Funko 5 star figure comes packaged in an attractive window box, perfect for collectors!
Trade-paperbacks of the Week!
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS ARCHIVE TP VOL 01 19.99
Experience the morphinominal, remastered collection of the original Power Rangers comics from Marvel, Image, Papercutz, and Hamilton Comics – all collected in one volume for the first time ever! Based on the TV series that started a revolution and written by Fabian Nicieza ( Deadpool) and Scott Lobdell ( Uncanny X-Men ), you can now experience all the Ranger action and adventure of the 1990s. This volume chronicles Mighty Morphin Power Rangers , the Alien Rangers saga, and Power Rangers: Zeo.
Cloned from a warrior and raised as a killer, Laura Kinney has gone through hell and come out the other side a hero. Now, after a stint following in the footsteps of her “father” as the All-New Wolverine, Laura returns to her roots to make sure no one else ever has to go through the horrors she did! With her sister, Gabby, and their pet wolverine, Jonathan, in tow, Laura forges her own destiny as X-23! But when Gabby becomes a target, all bets are off. As the stakes grow ever higher – and the consequences more dire – Laura must take on the psychic super-threat of her former allies, the Stepford Cuckoos! Plus: When Laura and Gabby go undercover as teacher and student to expose a deadly secret, will Gabby be teacher’s pet? Will Jonathan? Collecting X-23 (2018) #1-6.
Boldly go where no one has gone before with this first-ever Star Trek Little Golden Book, featuring Captain James T. Kirk! Whether making strange new discoveries at the farthest reaches of the galaxy or facing off against Klingons and other alien races, find out what makes Captain James T. Kirk the most famous starship captain ever. Star Trek fans of all ages will love this action-packed Little Golden Book featuring Captain Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise from the classic TV series in a unique retro art style!
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