THE UL­TI­MATE COMIC PRE­VIEW

FROM SU­PER­HEROES TO SLAY­ERS, WILL SALMON PICKS 10 HOT TI­TLES HEAD­ING YOUR WAY IN THE NEW YEAR...

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Comics will rot your brain and stunt your growth! And you’ll love ev­ery minute of these filthy rags!

prodigy ETA De­cem­ber 2018 | Pub­lisher Im­age/Net­flix

Mark Mil­lar’s lat­est col­lab­o­ra­tion with Net­flix, Prodigy fol­lows Edi­son Crane – a poly­math who has mas­tered ev­ery­thing from the oc­cult to big busi­ness, and uses his skills to solve prob­lems that oth­ers can’t. Mil­lar has de­scribed Crane as “by far the best char­ac­ter I’ve cre­ated” and with art from his Huck col­lab­o­ra­tor, Rafael Al­bu­querque, it will cer­tainly look great. Ex­pect a Net­flix show to fol­low some­time soon…

die ETA De­cem­ber 2018 | Pub­lisher Im­age Comics

The Wicked + Di­vine and Darth Vader’s Kieron Gillen teams up with Stephanie Hans for a dark fan­tasy ad­ven­ture that pits a bunch of 40-some­things against a ter­ri­fy­ing hor­ror that they en­coun­tered as teenage role-play­ers. Sounds a bit Stephen King’s IT, but Gillen has tagged it with the rather more pithy “Goth Ju­manji”.

god­dess mode ETA De­cem­ber 2018 | Pub­lisher DC Ver­tigo

Cas­san­dra Price is a young woman liv­ing in a fu­ture where humanity is watched over by an om­ni­scient AI. But when she dis­cov­ers a hid­den dig­i­tal world, she en­coun­ters a group of su­per-powered women fight­ing for sur­vival. A new se­ries by game de­vel­oper and Hugo fi­nal­ist Zoe Quinn and Spi­der-Gwen co-cre­ator Robbi Ro­driguez.

Buffy the Vam­pire Slayer ETA Jan­uary 2019 | Pub­lisher BOOM! Stu­dios

Buffy is head­ing back to high school. Writ­ten by Jordie Bel­laire and drawn by Dan Mora, the new se­ries is a re­boot that moves the Slayer saga into the present day, with some in­trigu­ing con­ti­nu­ity shifts – Drusilla is said to ap­pear as early as is­sue two. That’s bound to be con­tro­ver­sial, but the new comic has an ex­cit­ing creative team and Joss Whe­don’s bless­ing.

Guardians of the galaxy ETA Jan­uary 2019 | Pub­lisher Marvel Comics

The Guardians are get­ting a new line-up and a new is­sue one. Guardians Of The Galaxy #1 by Donny Cates and Ge­off Shaw be­gins a new story arc, ti­tled “When the Last Guardian Falls” – with the heavy im­pli­ca­tion that not ev­ery­one is go­ing to make it out of the lat­est cri­sis alive...

OLIVER ETA Jan­uary 2019 | Pub­lisher Im­age Comics.

Dick­ens’ novel gets an un­likely post-apoc­a­lyp­tic re­boot from Rogue One screen­writer Gary Whitta and Trans­metropoli­tan’s Dar­ick Robert­son. Trans­ferred to a des­o­late fu­ture set­ting, the new Oliver is more su­per­hero than street urchin. Whitta says the book has been some 15 years in the mak­ing and this looks like a bold fu­sion of ki­netic ac­tion with a time­less story.

Fight club 3 ETA Jan­uary 2019 | Pub­lisher Dark Horse Comics

Chuck Palah­niuk’s ef­fort­lessly con­tro­ver­sial se­ries re­turns for a sec­ond se­quel. Fight Club 2 moved the drama firmly into the realm of sci­ence fic­tion, with Pro­ject: May­hem now a fully-fledged ter­ror­ist group, and Tyler Dur­den now a fa­ther. Balt­hazar (Ed Nor­ton’s un­named char­ac­ter in the movie) must ally him­self with his twisted al­ter-ego to face off an even big­ger threat.

naomi ETA Jan­uary 2019 | Pub­lisher Won­der Comics

Naomi is one of three new ti­tles (with

Young Jus­tice and Dial H for HERO) from Brian Michael Bendis’s new Won­der Comics im­print. Its tit­u­lar pro­tag­o­nist is, in Bendis’s words, “the only brown-skinned girl in a very white town” who be­gins to in­ves­ti­gate su­per­heroes and finds her­self pulled into the wider DC uni­verse. Bendis and David Walker are on script du­ties and Ja­mal Camp­bell draws.

the man With­out Fear ETA Jan­uary 2019 | Pub­lisher Marvel Comics

What’s Hell’s Kitchen with­out Matt Mur­dock? Writer Jed MacKay and artist Danilo Beyruth’s new weekly se­ries will delve into that very sce­nario. With DD out of com­mis­sion fol­low­ing the omi­nously ti­tled “The Death Of Dare­devil”, the focus is switch­ing to Foggy, the De­fend­ers, King­pin and a mys­te­ri­ous new char­ac­ter known as Guardian Devil.

the For­got­ten Queen ETA Fe­bru­ary 2019 | Pub­lisher Valiant Comics

Ris­ing star Tini Howard and artist Amil­car Pinna are giv­ing Valiant’s War-Monger her own se­ries. Look­ing back to the char­ac­ter’s ori­gins in the Mon­gol Em­pire and to her cur­rent sta­tus as one of the ma­jor vil­lains in Valiant’s uni­verse, the se­ries also marks the start of Valiant’s 30th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions for 2019.

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