Monday, January 02, 2012

Kick 2012 off with new comics this Wednesday, January 4

Happy New Year! Last year brought a lot of changes to the DC Universe, and Marvel shook things up in Fear Itself and Schism. In 2012, readers can look forward to seeing the new DCU evolve and Marvel's next big event, Avengers vs. X-Men. And let's not forget the other publishers! In fact, take a look at this week's newest title from Image!

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, the creative team behind the acclaimed Criminal and Incognito series, bring their unique talent for the noir to their new book Fatale. In Brubaker and Phillips' new series, they combine their penchant for crime fiction with Lovecraftian horror. When a reporter named Nicolas Lash meets a strange woman named Jo at his godfather's funeral, his whole world changes before he even knows it. Lash quickly becomes involved in a plot involving an immortal demon and a struggle that has gone on for decades. Fans of crime or horror fiction will want to check this great new book out. For the Lovecraft fans, a short essay by Jess Nevins discussing Lovecraft's pioneering of the cosmic horror genre is also included in the first issue.

Cable's quest to destroy the Avengers continues in Avengers: X-Sanction #2! After dealing with Captain America, Cable goes toe-to-toe with Iron Man! This all leads up to Marvel's big Avengers vs. X-Men event! Also on shelves, the Avengers Annual #1 finds Simon Williams and his Revengers going after the Avengers; those heroes can not get a break. The X-Men have their fair share of titles as well. Look for Uncanny X-Men #4, X-23 #20, X-Club #2, X-Men #23, and Uncanny X-Force #19.1, which is a great jumping on point for anyone interested in checking out one of the hottest X-titles out there.

For the young and young at heart, the Peanuts return in the first issue of their new monthly series from KABOOM! While the book does collect some classic Sunday strips, the issue also premieres an all-new story starring Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the rest of gang!

This is the first week of a new month, so readers can look forward to the fifth issues of their favorite DC New 52 titles. A couple of miniseries continue as well, including Huntress #4 and IDW & DC's crossover book Star Trek/Legion of Superheroes #4!

These books, and many more, will be available as soon as we open the doors on Wednesday, so come on by! (And if you want to get an idea what else you can expect, check out the covers below!)

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