As Martin closes in on signing Brian Slade, Slade's bodyguard threatens to torpedo Martin's plans. Stunted Growth begins to record their debut album, but Slade is lurking with evil intent. Plus: don't miss this issue's background feature and Spotify playlist.
DC Entertainment's The Batman Who Laughs #1 was December's best-selling comic book. Image Comics' Paper Girls Volume 5 was the month's best-selling graphic novel. Marvel Comics was the month's top publisher overall.