(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) John Timms (CA) Amanda Conner
We have to warn you, readers: This issue stinks! Seriously! Like, unpleasant odors are literally in the story! In this first-ever HQ ANNUAL, take a trip to Harley’s home of Coney Island in a groundbreaking “scent-ticular” issue, featuring actual, honest-to-gosh smells. This issue comes polybagged to contain the stench.
W) Mike Richardson (A) Gabriel Guzman (CA) Keron Grant, Java T
As a mob enforcer he was called the Eastside Butcher, but twenty years later Silas has found peace. That is, until his abandoned daughter shows up to give him a piece of her mind . . . and unwittingly leads a legion of hit men to settle accounts with Silas!
(W) Warren Ellis (A/CA) Tula Lotay
People are disappearing from the world. People who may not have belonged in the world at all. Secret protocols are being activated. Diana Dane is on a lost highway. Nothing is what it seems.
W) Joshua Hale Fialkov (A/CA) Kody Chamberlain
Dog, Skull, Fist, and Abe Lincoln live in a house, beat the #### out of each other, and frequently humiliate themselves. There is bleeding and sadness; Morrissey would likely approve.
The cult hit comedy returns with new stories and a classic in the back. From Eisner/Harvey nominees JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV (The Bunker, I, Vampire) and KODY CHAMBERLAIN (SWEETS, The Ride).
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
• The great hammer MJOLNIR lies on the moon, unable to be lifted by anyone in all the heavens! Even THOR!
• Something dark has befallen the God of Thunder, leaving him weakened and for the first time in forever… UNWORTHY!
• But when Frost Giants invade the Earth, the hammer will be lifted and an all-new Thor will arise! A Thor unlike any we’ve ever seen before!
• Who is this new GODDESS OF THUNDER? Not even Odin knows!
• JASON AARON teams with hot up-and-coming artist RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (CYCLOPS) to create a bold new chapter in the storied history of Thor!
(W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Paul Azaceta, Elizabeth Breitweiser
“TO LIGHT OUR WAY”
Who is Luke Masters and what answers does he bring Kyle? A major new character is introduced as Kyle’s epic journey starts down a new path.
(W) Chris Dingess (A/CA) Matthew Roberts
“Nothing cuts through the quiet of night like screams of panic and pain.”
Stranded on the river, Lewis & Clark’s crew discover their place in America’s food chain…where man is no longer its greatest predator…
(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) I. N. J. Culbard
WHY WE LOVE IT: We love smart takes on classic science-fiction mythos and who better to take advantage of the iconography of H.G. Wells and War of the Worlds than Dan Abnett, one of comics’ most renowned sci-fi writers and one of creators responsible for the groundbreaking run on Guardians of the Galaxy that inspired the upcoming Marvel movie. Paired with I.N.J. Culbard who has made a name for himself with the critically acclaimed adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness, it’s a team perfectly built for the visually impactful adventure stories readers love.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Inspired by the sci-fi aesthetic of War of the Worlds and the anthropomorphic characters of Blacksad and Mouse Guard, readers will be blown away by Culbard’s art while fans of Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s Cornetto Trilogy (SHAUN OF THE DEAD, WORLD’S END) will fall in love with Clive, Peter, and Gilbert as they try to survive an alien invasion.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: When a rural English community of the 1930s is the victim of an alien invasion, the residents’ lives are upended by the harsh realities of life-and-death violence. Led by the town’s outsider and retired war veteran, they will have to rally together to uncover the secret of their invaders and ultimately fight back.
W) Caleb Monroe (A) Mariano Navarro (CA) W. Scott Forbes
WHY WE LOVE IT: Who doesn’t love a good magic trick? From HEXED, to HUNTER’S
FORTUNE, to THE LAST BROADCAST, we’ve always had a few tricks up our sleeves,
and CLOAKS continues the tradition with a Black Ops twist.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Caleb Monroe (STEED AND MRS. PEEL, Batman) and artist
Mariano Navarro (PROTOCOL: ORPHANS) bring you the Robin Hood of Wall Street,
combining street magicians with a spyfi
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: In the Big Apple, a highly skilled street illusionist named Adam
blows the minds of crowds with logicdefying
acts, while surreptitiously using his artistry
to steal from corrupt Wall Street investment bankers and redistribute
wealth to those in need. He’s a modernday
Robin Hood, but his travails garner the
attention of the local authorities. While evading their pursuit, Adam is confronted by
three suits and quickly ascertains that freedom has a cost-in order to maintain his liberty,
he must join this clandestine Black Ops organization simply known as CLOAKS.
(W) Jim Zub (A) Steven Cummings, John Rauch (CA) Steven Cummings, Ross Campbell
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER FOR A NEW GENERATION!
Rori Lane is trying to start a new life when she reunites with her mother in Japan, but ancient creatures lurking in the shadows of Tokyo sense something hidden deep within her, threatening everything she holds dear. Can Rori unlock the secrets of her power before it’s too late? JIM ZUB (SKULLKICKERS, Samurai Jack), STEVE CUMMINGS (Legends of the Dark Knight, Deadshot), and JOHN RAUCH (INVINCIBLE) team up to create an all-new Image supernatural spectacle that combines the camaraderie and emotion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with the action and mystery of Hellboy. Don’t miss it!