As the holiday season unfolds, this week’s comic book releases from DC, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and IDW come as a festive treat for fans. Let’s unwrap what the comic world has in store for us this week!
New Comic Book Recommendations | December 15, 2023
Batman Santa Claus Silent Knight #2
(W) Jeff Parker (A) Michele Bandini
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN! The ancient and wild Krampus is loose on Earth and releasing monsters to destroy Christmas! Santa Claus, with the help of the Justice League, is all that stands in the way of this impending darkness. The team’s first challenge? A plague of vampires attacking Bludhaven!
Batman City of Madness #2
(W/A) Christain Ward
The Court of Owls summons Batman, demanding he venture deep beneath the city to fight what has been unleashed from its depths: a wave of madness infecting Gotham’s villains, driven by the monstrous creature they’re calling the Batman Below. But the Court has not-entirely-noble reasons for wanting this chaos stopped… Is Batman their weapon, or their bait?
Danger Streets #12
(W) Tom King (A) Jorge Fornes
IT ALL ENDS HERE! Will the Outsiders be accepted by society? The Green Team finally get what they deserve? The sky be saved from falling? All of this and more as Lady Cop closes the case on the murders of Danger Street. You’ll have to read it to believe it!
Green Lantern #6
(W) Jeremy Adams & Peter Tomasi (A) Xermanico & Scott Godlewski
IT’S COME DOWN TO THIS! Hal Jordan, Earth’s Green Lantern, finally faces off against his former mentor, Sinestro, whose power to instill fear has been replaced with an elemental rage that could level the planet he once swore to protect.
World’s Finest Teen Titans #6
(W) MArk Waid (A) Dan Mora
THE SUPER-SHOWDOWN! It’s the Teen Titans versus the Anti-Titans in the melee of the miniseries, with Lilith, Gnarrk, and Mal joining in on the side of our heroes! After the last blow is dealt, the Titans must face something even more uncertain than battle: change. Mal helps Aqualad make sense of his dating dilemma. Bumblebee second-guesses her growing feelings for Mal. Donna must choose between Paradise Island and Man’s World. And Robin and Speedy try to reach a resolution.
Guardians of the Galaxy #9
(W) Collin Kelly & Jackson Lanzing (A) Kev Walker
MANTIS’ MISSION? EARTH!
The Guardians of the Galaxy have all had to change and adapt since the Grootfall began but none more than Mantis. What fractured Mantis, and what secrets has she been keeping from the team? It’s time to put the past to bed, and there’s only one thing that can help the Guardians do it: an INFINITY STONE!
Immortal Thor #5
(W) Al Ewing (A) Martin Coccolo
THE ALL-NEW THOR CORPS!
Toranos has returned – and to face him, the King of Asgard has gathered his army. But if even an army of storm gods could not stop the Elder God of Thunder…what then? This is the story of THE IMMORTAL THOR…and the battle that will define him.
Miles Morales Spider-Man #13
(W) Cody Zigler (A) Ferdrico Vincetini
AMAZING TEAM-UP AS THE GANG WAR RAGES ON!
New York is under siege as supervillains and criminal gangs violently carve the city up like pie. Miles Morales’ job? Save all of Brooklyn from destruction! But there are too many fires for the Spider-Men to put out on their own. The most unlikely super-allies will rise on BOTH sides. And while Miles has his hands full fighting criminals and escaping Scorpion and the anti-super Cape Killers task force, HOBGOBLIN is making his big move!
Moon Knight #30
(W) Jed Mackay (W) Alessandro Cappuccio
THE TERMINAL SECONDS OF MOON KNIGHT! KNIGHT’S END!
The Battle of the Mount reaches an explosive conclusion, and all that stands in the way of the Black Spectre’s scheme of annihilation is Moon Knight. But can Moon Knight triumph against the odds arrayed against him, or will the Mount stand as his tombstone? With all hope of resurrection gone, Moon Knight’s life hangs on the line along with Manhattan!
X-Men Red #18
(W) Al Ewing (A) Yildriy Cinar
Their armies have clashed – and torn a world apart. Now, finally, the two war leaders meet. Storm versus Genesis for the fate of the Red Planet – as the planet itself fights alongside them! Will Planet Arakko survive? And more – is the secret dream of En Sabah Nur about to come true…?
(W) Chris Condon (A) Jacob Philips
With the gang’s ranks gutted by Ely, Mowbray, and the Union Army, Enfield faces a dark revelation.
The Scorched #24
(W) Sean Lewis (A) Stephen Segovia
After a devastating loss, the Scorched decide to refocus their mission and strike back at the person they feel is responsible for their recent problems.
The Alternatives #4
(W) Patton Oswalt, Tim Steely, & Jordan Blum (A) Christopher Mitten
The Alternates have gone through hell trying to solve the mystery of who is bringing Prestige, the interdimensional reality-altering drug, into their world. The answers they’ve uncovered have proven even deadlier than the drug itself, leaving our support group of recovering superheroes with more questions than answers. Who will live, who will die, and who will relapse? Also, what’s up with Kid Curious, the child genius hero suffering from post-morality syndrome-is he the key to saving Twilight City… or destroying it? All will be revealed in the epic, mind-bending conclusion to the first Minor Threats spinoff series.
Best Pick Up from Last Week | December 06, 2023
(W) Daniel Warren Johnson (A) Mike Spicer & Daniel Warren Johnson
Outnumbered and overpowered, it’s time for the Autobots to stand their ground, as Optimus Prime goes to toe to toe with Skywarp!
Graphic Novel/ Trade Paperback Recommendation
Beta Ray Bill Argent Star
(W/A) Daniel Warren Johnson
The second-most famous wielder of Mjolnir! Beta Ray Bill is tired of life in Thor’s shadow — and with Bill’s own mighty hammer, Stormbreaker, recently destroyed at the thunder god’s hands, Bill finds himself at a crossroads. The Korbinite must strike out in search of his destiny — assuming he can first defeat a Knullified Fin Fang Foom! Bill begins a hunt for Odin in hopes of resurrecting his golden weapon — but Stormbreaker is never coming back. Nonetheless, there is one place where Beta Ray Bill could restore his full powers. The All-Father of Nothing offers the Korbinite a path to immortality — but at a price not even a god can afford! Who will join Bill on a dangerous and deadly cosmic quest? Collecting BETA RAY BILL #1-5.
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