Comics: Noteworthy New Releases for Dec 12th, 2012

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We hope you’ve been saving your pennies because today is Wednesday and you know what that means: New Comic Book Day! This week’s offerings feature a handful of Bats, a Joker at his worst, a few hungry Hollows, morally ambiguous mutants on the lam, and a Battle Royale for a new generation. 

Batgirl #15

Story by: Gail Simone / Art by: Ed Benes

From DC Comics: A “DEATH OF THE FAMILY” tie-in! With so many funerals planned, The Joker decides it’s time for a wedding! Barbara’s first confrontation with The Joker since he shot her is coming to a horrifying conclusion!

Batman #15

Story by: Scott Snyder / Art by: Greg Capullo

From DC Comics: “DEATH OF THE FAMILY” continues here! The Joker’s attacks have taken their toll on Batman and his allies, and now they have to face the impossible. The final madness of The Joker’s plan revealed here! Why is he more dangerous now than ever before? Plus: In the backup feature, witness The Joker’s confrontation with the Riddler as the horror of The Joker’s plan is revealed.

The Hollows #1

Story by: Chris Ryall / Art by: Sam Keith 

From IDW: An all-new series from the creator of The Maxx and the co-creator of Zombies vs Robots! Sam Kieth and Chris Ryall transport you to a near-future Japan, where burned-out husks-the Hollows-wantonly devour souls throughout the city. Far above, a segment of society lives safely in giant tree-cities, but the problems below have a way of growing out of control

The Crow: Skinning the Wolves #1

Story by: James O’Barr / Art by: Jim Terry

From IDW: James O'Barr returns to The Crow! In part one of this special three-part tale, "Returning from a Journey," O'Barr and artist Jim Terry craft a harrowing tale set in a concentration camp in 1945 Europe. The night train is being unloaded. And one of the passengers is making a return visit...

Change #1


Story by: Ales Kot / Art by: Morgan Jeske

From Image Comics: A foul-mouthed struggling screenwriter who moonlights as a car thief. An obscenely wealthy rapper completely disconnected from the real world. A dying cosmonaut on his way back to Earth. Los Angeles is being toyed with by destructive forces that repeatedly find the city through time and swallow it whole, and those three are the only people able to save it - if they survive the fanatics who live in the hills, National Security Agency agents, and the horrors that lurk in the Pacific Ocean.

Revival, Volume 1: You’re Among Friends TP

Story by: Tim Seeley / Art by: Mike Norton and Mark Englert

From Image Comics: For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now it's up to Officer Dana Cypress to deal with the media scrutiny, religious zealots, and government quarantine that has come with them. In a town where the living have to learn to deal with those who are supposed to be dead, Officer Cypress must solve a brutal murder, and everyone, alive or undead, is a suspect. The sell-out hit series created by NYT Bestselling author TIM SEELEY and Eisner winning artist MIKE NORTON is collected with bonus material!

Cable and X-Force #1

Story by: Dennis Hopeless / Art by: Salvador Larroca 

From Marvel: Cable is back! NOW! with a new X-Force at his side, he must tackle the threats that nobody else can know about. But just who are Cable's new recruits, and why is his team public enemy number one? Caught red-handed at the scene of a terrorist attack on a major American corporation whose CEO has expressed anti-mutant views, the X-Force is the run, with none other than the Uncanny Avengers in hot pursuit.

Avengers Arena #1

Story by: Dennis Hopeless / Art by: Kev Walker 

From Marvel: Trapped on an isolated island, 16 superhuman young adults (including cult faves like members of the Runaways, The Avengers Academy and Darkhawk) are given a chilling ultimatum by their demented captor: Fight or die…only one will walk out alive! Thus begins a primal battle that will test the skills, stamina and morals of each combatant there. Welcome to Murder World, where the secrets are plenty, alliances are fleeting, and the key to victory might be rewriting the rules of the game. Who will survive? The rising star team of Dennis Hopeless (X-MEN: SEASON ONE) and Kev Walker (THUNDERBOLTS) dare you to tune in to your new favorite comic NOW!



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