January PREVIEWS: Try Something New In The New Year

It’s not a resolution, just a suggestion: Try Something New in the New Year! With a new year comes new opportunities to read and enjoy a new title or three. So, take our advice and check out some of these new and continuing series that you may have heard of, but not given a chance… your new “favorite” comic book may be right here!

And when you’ve perused these scintillating selections, be sure to venture forth into the rest of this month’s PREVIEWS to find the many more selections waiting for you! 


AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Tim Seeley (A) Corin Howell (CA) Aaron Campbell
Charles "Chip" Ipswich isn't one of those coastal elites with a liberal arts degree and a job at a social media start-up who knows where all the best brunch places are...
No, Chip is one of the "forgotten men." He lives in a rural area in the middle of the country where Jesus still has a place at the dinner table and where factories send jobs to Calcutta.
Chip is also a vampire.
Stuck working the last shift at a gas station, Chip is lonely and bored...and then his dull, bleak life is turned upside down when SHE comes to town.Tim Seeley (BRLLIANT TRASH) and Corin Howell (Ghostbusters, X-Files Origins: Scully, Bat-Mite) bring you a contemporary and horrifying tale of vampirism in the heart of America - one that'll make you jump right out of your boots.
In Shops: Mar 20, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #252
ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS
(W) Eric Powell (A/CA) Eric Powell
The next era in the legacy of The Goon starts here! This all new series marks The Goon's return to Albatross Funnybooks and is just in time to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the book. Eric Powell takes the series to its humor-based roots as Goon & Franky return from strange adventures abroad to find a horde of unsavory characters have filled the void left in his absence from Lonely Street.
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #266
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Veronica Fish
BRAND NEW SERIES! Sabrina is a teen witch who's struggling with balancing the double life of high school and her burgeoning powers. Newly relocated to Greendale with her aunts Hilda and Zelda (also witches), Sabrina is trying to make the best of being the new girl in town which so far includes two intriguing love interests, an instant rivalry, a couple of misfits that could turn into BFFs, and trying to save the high school (and maybe the world) from crazy supernatural events. NBD!
In Shops: Mar 27, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #277
ASPEN MLT INC
(W) Giuseppe Cafaro, Blake Northcott (A) Giuseppe Cafaro
In the tradition of DC's Elseworlds and Marvel's "What If?" classic stories comes Aspen's most mind-bending concept ever-ASPEN VISIONS!
The third chapter and CONCLUSION to the special three part mini-series spanning across Aspen's most popular titles-Fathom, Soulfire and Executive Assistant Iris!
The setting switches to The Soulfire Universe, as the eco-war monger, Nestor, continues to put all of humanity in his crosshairs in his quest to save the dragons! Aspen Matthews and Executive Assistant Iris attempt to thwart his plan far in the future, but several magical challenges stand in their way!
The all-new ASPEN VISIONS line of books will shatter everything you know about Aspen's most popular characters!
In Shops: Mar 06, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #281
CAVE PICTURES PUBLISHING
(W) Jesse Hamm, Mark Rodgers (A/CA) Jesse Hamm
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. But can he convince those who live underground with him? And at what cost?
In Shops: Mar 27, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #300
IMPACT THEORY, LLC
(W) Jim Krueger, Tom Bilyeu, Steve Aoki, Matt Colon, Samantha Levenshus, Dana Brawer (A) Neil Edwards (A/CA) Jheremy Raapack
The world is in the grips of an economic crisis. Due to mass unemployment, advanced technology has been outlawed. The world is now divided between those with implanted technology and those without. When the world's most famous anti-tech crusader dies and is resurrected using the illegal technology he has sworn to eliminate, he must decide who to fight with his terrifying new powers. From visionary Grammy-nominated producer and DJ, Steve Aoki, and Eisner award-winning writer Jim Krueger, with art by Neil Edwards and Jheremy Raapack.
In Shops: Mar 27, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #322
LION FORGE
(W) Palle Schmidt (A/CA) Palle Schmidt
A crime story with a twist. The brutal slaying of two police officers guarding a material witness pin detectives Alphonse and Maynard against their toughest adversary yet. But as they get further into their investigation, they uncover a leak inside the police department known only as "Stiletto."
In Shops: Mar 27, 2019
SRP: $5.99
PREVIEWS Page #329
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Magdalene Visaggio, J. Torres, Daniel Mallory Ortberg, Delilah Dawson (A) Nick Filardi, Sarah Stern, Brittany Peer (A/CA) CJ Cannon
Learn the secret stories and hidden pasts of your favorite Rick and Morty characters in Oni Press's Rick and Morty Presents! These four oversized comics, collected here for the first time, focus on fan-favorite characters and storylines, with writing and art from today's top talent!
Each story is illustrated by series artist CJ Cannon, with Nick Filardi, Sarah Stern, and Brittany Peer. From writer J. Torres (Teen Titans Go!, BroBrots), delve into the secret history of THE VINDICATORS! Writer Daniel Mallory Ortberg (co-founder of The Toast) tells the tale of Krombopulos Michael, the professional assassin who just loves killin'. Writer Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim, Eternity Girl) wonders if it matters that Sleepy Gary's a mind-altering parasite, if it makes Jerry... happy? And writer Delilah S. Dawson reimagines the Emmy award-winning episode "Pickle Rick."
In Shops: May 29, 2019
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #346
PAPERCUTZ
(W) David Gallaher (A) Steve Ellis
From the award-winning team behind THE ONLY LIVING BOY, David Gallaher and Steve Ellis bring you the sequel THE ONLY LIVING GIRL, an action-packed adventure perfect for fans of AMULET, MS. MARVEL, and DC SUPER HERO GIRLS.
Zandra 'Zee' Parfitt is one of the last human survivors of a cosmic disaster that merged hundreds of planets into the mysterious patchwork wasteland of Chimerika. After learning that the experiments of her late father, the diabolical Doctor Once, created this world, Zee and her companions - classmate Erik Farrell and mermaid warrior Morgan - embark on a dangerous quest filled with robots, monsters, unknown civilizations, and unlikely allies. Together they push back against the relentless Consortium, who want control of this new world at any cost. Through it all, Zee searches for the truth of her past so she can redeem her father's legacy.
In Shops: Mar 27, 2019
SRP: $8.99
PREVIEWS Page #354
SCOUT COMICS
(W) Don Aguillo (A/CA) Don Aguillo
Nine-year-old royal orphan Zakaiah falls heir to the throne of the broken post-apocalyptic kingdom of Pacifica, and must endure the Trials of the House of Jasser, a series of tests designed to prepare her to occupy the seat of the kingdom. Recently orphaned and reluctant to embark on a set of trials to teach and test her on the responsibilities that now rest on her shoulders, she is guided on this tumultuous path by soldiers and strangers, plagued by their own struggles, pasts and hidden agendas. Embarking on the journey on a dark road with strangers who now answer to her and inexperienced in carrying the weight of the world, she's left the only home she's ever known to explore the realm she now has the responsibility to rule. Behind them, the empty throne is at the mercy of a ruling class that threatens to usurp it for their own dark agendas, and just beyond the shadows ahead, the emergence of an ancient evil threatens to halt their journey dead in its tracks.
In Shops: Mar 27, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #360
SOURCE POINT PRESS
A reclusive ogre escapes imprisonment from a tower during a castle siege and must work with humankind if he wants to survive. This new journey sets him on an adventure he's not prepared to embark upon.
In Shops: Mar 27, 2019
SRP: $14.99
PREVIEWS Page #362
UDON ENTERTAINMENT INC
(W) Ken Siu-Chong (A) Hanzo Steinbach (CA) Panzer
The first in a series of new Street Fighter one-shot comics! Meet Menat, the enigmatic Egyptian fortune teller on a quest to avenge her master's death. But it's not just any villain Menat is seeking... it's the Dark Lord of Shadaloo himself - M.Bison!
In Shops: Mar 27, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #402
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Joshua Dysart (A) CAFU (A/CA) Mico Suayan
Eisner Award-winning writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER, HARBINGER WARS) returns to the Valiant Universe to continue crafting Toyo Harada's controversial mission to save humanity from itself. Presented in an oversized format and featuring a lineup of all-star artists, including Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT SALVATION), CAFU (RAI), and more, THE LIFE AND DEATH OF TOYO HARADA will place the planet's most powerful man in the spotlight as he strives to control the course of history. But with the menacing mastermind's resources dwindling after the downfall of the Harbinger Foundation and a target on his head, will the formidable psiot re-emerge as humanity's greatest hero...or its most dangerous villain?
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #378
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
(W) Ben Meares (CA) Netho Diaz
Gretel's story has been more nightmare than fairy tale ever since the tragic events of her childhood involving her brother and a maniacal witch. These events have left her cursed with a life that will span centuries.
Picking up directly after her heart-wrenching debut in Grimm Universe Presents. After consuming the heart of a psychic witch, Gretel has been gifted the power of premonition. But when she has a psychic vision foretelling the end of the world, Gretel must open old wounds if she wants to try and prevent it from coming true.
Introducing a new corner of the Grimm Universe, this will be one series you won't want to miss!
In Shops: Mar 20, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #384

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