January 2017 (1/2)
Happy New Year!!
This review of Previews Magazine is intended to bring order to the chaos and draw out all of the wonderful nuggets of goodness that are coming out in a couple of months at your LCS. Most retailers will offer 20-50% off cover price for pre-orders. Retailers may not order enough quantity for hit books and may not order certain titles at all. Pre-ordering is your chance to guarantee that you don’t miss out.
The goal is to highlight new series, interesting offerings and all sorts of cool stuff for every type of collector. Unless something stands out from an already ongoing series I have left it out. I’ve also skipped the new books coming out that are for adults only (cartoon porn) to keep it more PG.
A couple of variants could get some attention based on the gimmick:
- KISS Demon #1 Simmons Signed Photo 1:50
- Red Sonja #1 Cosplay
- WWE #1 Title Belt Foil 1:50
Order deadline for January Previews is November 18th. Let’s get to it!
DC Comics – Superman #14 & 15 – The beginning of a storyline involving the Superman from Various dimensions. Someone is collecting the Supermen. (2 covers)
DC Comics/Boom! Studios – Justice League/Power Rangers #1 (of 6) – When Zack is flung into another universe, will Batman see him as friend or foe? (8 covers – see theme variants)
IDW Publishing – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #6 – Introduction of new character – Wyrm. (3 covers – see ratio variants)
Deadpool the Duck #1, 2 (of 5) – Because it has Howard the Duck and Deadpool mashed together. I still think he should be named Howard the Pool, but whatever. (5 covers – see theme and ratio variants)
Monsters Unleashed #1 (of 5) – The best Marvel teams must put their differences aside to save the world as the Monsters are Unleashed. (8 covers – see theme and ratio variants)
Slapstick #2 – Introduction of a new character – Bro-Man. (2 covers – see ratio variants)
Red Sonja #1 – The $0.25 #0 was leading up to this relaunch of the series. See what happens when Red Sonja joins the modern world. It’s being listed here because the Cosplay Variant will be popular. (12 covers – see theme and ratio variants)
New Series – Premium Publishers
Angel: Season 11 #1 – (3 covers)
Hellboy Winter Special 2017 #1 – Three weird Hellboy stories through the years of his world.
Lobster Johnson: Garden of Bones #1 – The lobster steps up to take on an undead hitman.
Slayer: Repentless #1 (of 3) – An expansion of the stories from the Slayer videos for the Repentless album. (2 covers)
Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77 #1 (of 6) – A team-up of epic campiness. (2 covers)
Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #1 (of 6) – What happened to the Captain in the past years? (2 covers)
Justice League of America: Atom Rebirth #1 – Ryan Choi is meek, but not for long. (2 covers)
Justice League of America: Killer Frost Rebirth #1 – A super villain on her last day in prison wants to join the JLA. (2 covers)
Justice League of America: Ray Rebirth #1 – Ray Terrill does not accept that his medical condition is a burden. (2 covers)
Justice League of America: Vixen Rebirth #1 – Mari McCabe becomes a businesswoman and a crusader for social justice. (2 covers)
Kamandi Challenge #1 (of 12) – The Last Boy on Earth travels to places seen and unseen in the DC Universe. (3 covers)
Kamandi Challenge Special #1 – Reprints stories from Kamandi #32 and the origin from Kamandi #1.
Odyssey of the Amazons #1 (of 6) – Before Wonder Woman, the Amazons searched the globe for others of their kind. (2 covers)
Angry Birds Comics: Game Play #1 – Get ready for an all-new season. (2 covers)
Back to the Future: Biff to the Future #1 – Find out how Biff Tannen rose to power in the Back to the Future movies. (3 covers – see ratio variants)
Box Office Poison Color Comics #1 – The gang is back in full color.
D4veocracy #1 – The third arc of the D4ve series. (2 covers)
Curse Words #1 – A story of darkness, light and magic when a wizard with unknown intentions shows up in New York City. (2 covers)
Dante #1 (of 1) – A cursed assassin covered into tattoos tries to solve the mystery of his curse and find his family at the same time.
God Country #1 – A widower with dementia has violent outbursts, then a sword at the eye of a tornado gives him special abilities that will help him deal with otherworldly creatures. (2 covers)
Loose Ends #1 (of 4) – A southern crime romance that follows Sonny on the run from the law, criminals and himself to some seedy corners of the world.
The Few #1 (limited maxi series) – A dystopian future finds two survivalist brothers who stumble across a woman with a gun and a baby wearing a gas mask. Helping this woman leads to betrayals, secrets and revolutions.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 #1 (of 2) – To get you caught up, here’s an adaptation of the original film.
Mighty Captain Marvel #1 – Carol Danvers is crowned as the biggest super hero ever. (5 covers – see theme and ratio variants)
Unstoppable Wasp #1 – Hank Pym’s daughter is on her own and ready to change the world. (7 covers – see theme and ratio variants)
United States of Murder Inc. Annual #1 – The most talented hit-woman is back and here’s her origin.
USAvengers #1 & 2 – A patriotic team of red, white and blue heroes is here to protect the US (and Canada?) from the weird and wild threats. (60 covers for #1 – see theme and ratio variants. Best of luck, completists!)
New Series – Indies
Cerebus in Hell? #1 (of 4) – He’s back to celebrate his 40th anniversary. Also, it’s an EC homage cover.
Rock & Roll Biographies: Pantera – Read about their rise and dramatic fall.
Action Lab Entertainment
Cougar and Cub #1 – Two feline crime fighters find time for romance. (3 covers – see theme variants)
Dollface #1 – The 17th century soul of a witch hunter trapped in the life sized body of a doll gets her own ongoing series. (7 covers – see theme variants)
Animosity: The Rise #1 (of 1) – See how ‘The Wake’ affected other parts of the world on that fateful day.
Blood Blister #1 – When the corruption in your soul starts to manifest itself on your body it opens a jarring window on to a world of horror. (2 covers – see ratio variant)
Beast No More #1 (of 1) – One shot prequel to the feature film to be released in 2017.
Pink Panther: Snow Day – It might seem early but there are snow days ahead and that’s when the Pink Panther gets up to the most hijinks. (4 covers – see theme variants)
Cavewoman: Dragon #1 – Cavewoman and her friends are back from the future and are up against their strangest opponent yet. (5 covers)
Nine Lives of Herbert Noble #1 (of 1) – The true story of rival gangsters from 1931-1951 in Dallas, Texas.
Riverdale #1 (of 1) – A prelude to the CW Riverdale series. (11 covers – see theme variants)
Black Mask Comics
Dregs #1 – The homeless are relegated to six square blocks in the city, but they are disappearing and one homeless man aims to solve the mystery.
Deep #1 – A family living in a submarine investigates strange monster sightings.
Lady Castle #1 – Women are now in charge of the castle and they need some training if they are to defend their kingdom.
WWE #1 – Your favorite WWE Superstars coming to comics. (8 covers – see theme and ratio variants)
Chapter House Publishing
Agents of PACT #1 – A Canadian Super Hero team that battles and investigates the paranormal. (2 covers – see theme variants)
Freelance #1 – A team of fearless super hero explorers delve into hidden secrets of our world and Lance’s past. (2 covers – see theme variants)
Underworld: Blood Wars #1 (of 1) – A one-shot that takes place in the same world as the film franchise where Selene discovers vampires in the hidden mountains of the frozen north.
James Bond: Felix Leiter #1 – Felix is the American spy from James Bond lore and he’s heading to Japan to track down a beautiful spy from his past. (3 covers – see ratio variants)
KISS: Demon #1 (of 4) – Prequel to ongoing series – 3 KISS fans form their own band. (10 covers – see theme and ratio variants)
Spirit: Corpse Makers #1 (of 5) – The Spirit has to solve the murders of some seemingly unrelated deaths. (2 covers – see theme variants)
Psychodrama Illustrated #1 – A Love and Rockets spin-off featuring Fritz and her extended family.
Joe Books Inc.
Cars #1 – The gang from Radiator Springs is back in a new series.
Hunters of Salamanstra #1 – For those paying attention, issue #0 is coming out in December. (2 covers)
Red 5 Comics
Rift #1 (of 4) – Presented by actor Jeremy Renner, The Rift gives us a WWII pilot who crash lands in present day Kansas and the organization called Section 47 that is responding to the rifts.
Th3rd World Studios
Stuff of Legend: Call to Arms #1 – The fifth volume of the best-selling series.
Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor Year Three #1 – (7 covers – see theme variants)
Khaal #1 (of 4) – Aboard a prison ship that is adrift, three races prepare to fight to be the rulers of their eternal home. (5 covers)
Reassignment #1 (of 3) – The sister of a hitman’s victim is a sociopathic surgeon looking to deliver a unique brand of revenge. (5 covers)
Sherlock: Blind Banker #1 (of 6) – There’s been a break in at a bank, but the dangers involved in the mystery might be too much for Holmes and Watson. (5 covers – see theme variants)
Knight Guardians of Relativity #1 (of 4) – After the Fourth Great War, a band of Guardian Knights heads out to solve the murder mystery of a fellow knight and protect a machine that controls temporal travel.
Divinity III: Aric #1 – X-O Manowar becomes the supreme fighting force of the CCCP. (5 covers – see theme and ration variants)
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents: Day of the Dead #1 (of 6) – Mary Medina is a new hero that has control over the dead. (4 covers)
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents: Grimm Tales of Terror Vol 3 #1 – Enter the world of the Invisible Man. (3 covers)
Grimm Fairy Tales Present: Van Helsing Vs. the Mummy of Amun Ra #1 – Leisel Van Helsing travels back through time to battle the Mummy of Amun-Ra. (4 covers)