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After combing through the solicits of titles being released each month, we’ll give you a breakdown of upcoming books we recommend, great jumping on points for stories, creators to follow and news for what to look out for in the coming weeks right here. Enjoy the Alpha Pull-list and make sure to throw anything that jumps out at you onto your subscription list where it’ll be waiting for you upon release at Alpha Comics. These comics will arrive in January so let us know that you’d like them added to your pull-list!
Old Man Logan
Reuniting the creative team behind Green Arrow for DC, Old Man Logan relaunches in January with Jeff Lemire at the writer’s elm and Andrea Sorrentino on pencils. Following the most recent miniseries from Brian Michael Bendis and Sorrentino as well, this new ongoing promises to be ‘Older, Wiser and Sharper’ on the streets of the new post-Secret Wars 616 universe.
Previously piloted by the exceptional Kelly Sue Deconnick, Captain Marvel now takes flight with new and exciting voices fresh from the Agent Carter tv series writing staff, Tara Butters and Michael Fazekas. Illustrated by Kris Anka, Carol Danvers is now the captain of a space station, heralded as the first line of defence against alien threats to Earth. Cosmic war in the skies of the Marvel Universe with Captain Marvel at the forefront can guarantee some truly fun comics.
A new gritty, monster noir set amongst militia troupes, hard-boiled folklore and the supernatural pumps through the veins of this new ongoing series from Image comics. Si Spurrier and Ryan Kelly team up with a slew of colourists to affix multiple tones and palettes into the makeup of Cry Havoc. What is described simply as a werewolf going to war is actually a stream of dark, mystical storytelling that should be on your radar.
Brian Azzarello, the writer of 100 Bullets, Spaceman, Wonder Woman and Joker, returns to an ongoing monthly series with a new title from Aftershock Comics. Alongside Juan Doe, Azzarello spins the web of a soldier returning home from war, disfigured and completely disoriented. Will the small Northwestern town that was once his home accept him or treat him as a modern day Frankenstein monster? Will Theo Montclare learn to adapt to his surroundings or will his anguish and neglect fester inside until he becomes a true monster? I can’t wait to find out.
A miniseries from creator Rick Remender of Low, Deadly Class, Black Science and Tokyo Ghost with art from Jonathan Wayshak, Devolution is described as a Sci-Fi Pulp Epic. The story follows the last group of humans inoculated against a strange devolution agent that has bled across the face of the Earth as they struggle for survival and an opportunity to re-evolve mankind. Like a twisted apocalypse with a chance for reversal, Devolution will be an exciting and worthy subscription from Dynamite comics.
A revival of the character from its original co-creator, Len Wein, the Swamp Thing returns to the DC fray of titles with a brand new Mini-series. Alec Holland has received a dire warning and a fury of unspeakable monsters are coming his way, attacking him with the ever powerful forces of dark magic. Over six issues, Swamp Thing, is bound to make another significant impact on the DCU in the hands of creators Kelley Jones and Len Wein.
Rocket Raccoon & Groot
Ridiculous hi-jinx, adventures and insanity are coming from a talking racoon and his gigantic, mono-syllabic tree friend in the new series from the All-New All-DIfferent Marvel lineup. Fan favorites, Skottie Young and Filip Andrade take hold of a brand new team-up series that has the whole galaxy talking as two friends find themselves trekking through space and causing mayhem wherever they tread. Fun, fresh and hilarious, Young and Andrade will sure make this a journey worth hitching along.
Mike Allred and Dan Slott return for another volume of their wild space adventures with the Silver Surfer. One of the best books from Marvel in recent memory, the creative team took Norrin Rad and his companion Dawn Greenwood across the multiverse to explore infinite space, but now they find themselves on a wartorn doorstep of Earth, still feeling the effects of a secret war that rearranged life as we know it. Insane Kirby worlds, bonkers monsters and zooming through the cosmos will all surely be checked off in this new chapter in the life of the Silver Surfer.