After a brief haitus, Starburst’s Noteworthy New Comics has returned, ever triumphant. DC continues to dominate the list of new releases as they roll out another wave of stellar zero issues that cover the origins and backstories we’ve been missing from the Not-So-New 52. Marvel, Image, and Dark Horse are also delivering the very finest in sequential art this week, as comic fans welcome the return of Grant Morrison to creator-owned work, follow Greg Rucka into war, and gear up to kick ass with the most adorable foul-mouthed vigilante on the block.
Story by: Geoff Johns / Art by: Ivan Reis and Joe Prado
From DC Comics: It’s the first appearance of Atlantis – and Aquaman’s first encounter with Atlanteans! How will this story of Arthur’s past set the stage for his future? Find out here!
I, Vampire #0
Story by: Joshua Hale Fialkov / Art by: Andrea Sorrentiono
From DC Comics: Witness how Andrew Bennett became a vampire! Who was the monster that attacked him? How did his powers develop? And why is he the only vampire able to control his terrible hunger for blood?
Story by: Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV / Art by: Guillem March
From DC Comics: A new series featuring the Court of Owls’ unstoppable killing machine! Meet Calvin Rose, the only Talon ever to escape the grasp of the Court of Owls. This former assassin just wants to live a normal life...but that’s impossible, since he’s being hunted by his former masters!
Justice League Dark #0
Story by: Jeff Lemire / Art by: Mikel Janin
From DC Comics: Find out what young John Constantine was like in the early days of The New 52, and meet the villain who plans to kill him and the entire team!
Story by: Mark Millar / Art by: John Romita Jr.
From Marvel: So many goons, so little time. Hit-Girl's got both hands full when her sidekick Kick-Ass gets benched, leaving her to take the mafia on solo. But when her secret crime-fighting binge brings heat to the wrong guy, even Hit-Girl may be in over her head. Meanwhile, Red Mist gets sent where all rich kids go to do penance!
The Punisher #16
Story by: Greg Rucka / Art by: Marco Chechetto
From Marvel: The Punisher and Cole reach a shared conclusion. Prepare for the War Zone.
Captain Marvel #4
Story by: Kelly Sue DeConnick / Art by: Dexter Soy
From Marvel: DeConnick and Soy are back as the biggest new book of 2012 erupts into a wild ride that may change the course of History! Witness Blazing Battlefield Action as Captain Marvel finds herself in the middle of all out war.
Wolverine and the X-Men #17
Story by: Jason Aaron / Art by: Michael Allred
From Marvel: Why is Doop at the Jean Grey School? Find out the real reason that Wolverine brought Doop to the school and it will shock you! More guest-stars than we have room to list here!
Mind MGMT #5
Story and Art by: Matt Kindt
From Dark Horse Comics: The secret origin of MIND MGMT’s greatest agent concludes, with the revelation of his final days at the agency. A gifted psychic able to control the emotions of others, Henry Lyme fell apart when he began to fear that the love of his wife and the admiration of his peers were lies created by his abilities. And when so powerful a mind becomes unhinged, it wreaks terrible destruction on all around it!
Story by: Grant Morrison / Art by: Darick Robertson
From Image Comics: Meet NICK SAX - a corrupt, intoxicated ex-cop turned hit-man, adrift in a stinking twilight world of casual murder, soulless sex, eczema and betrayal. With a hit gone wrong, a bullet in his side, the cops and the mob on his tail, and a monstrous child killer in a Santa suit on the loose, Nick and his world will be changed forever this Christmas. By a tiny blue horse called Happy.