Read These Comics For The Week Of 12/31
Dead Boy Detectives #1 by DC/Vertigo Comics
From the pages of THE SANDMAN, Neil Gaiman’s dead boys get their own monthly series! As fans of storybook detectives, Edwin Paine (died 1916) and Charles Rowland (died 1990) will take on any and all mysteries – including their own untimely deaths! The dead boys head back to St. Hilarions, where bullying headmasters continue to rule the school. But when they investigate the lingering mysteries of their own deaths, they meet a young girl named Crystal whose tech skills and strange link to the undead earn her a place as a new detective. DEAD BOY DETECTIVES is a fast-paced adventure series that takes us from the bustling streets of contemporary London to Japanese-inspired video games and dangerous worlds perched somewhere between the now and nevermore.
Legenderry A Steampunk Adventure #1 by Dynamite Entertainment
It’s a world in which the great heroes of our stories live in the flesh. We start in the Big City, protected by Vampirella and the Green Hornet. A scarlet clad woman of mystery rushes into a bar, pursued by a team of assassins. The terror that breaks loose there and then will eventually lead (in the issues that follow) to The Phantom’s Jungle, Flash Gordon’s space age town of Landing, battles in the sky with Captain Victory, and so much more, until finally, we arrive in the Monstrous Lands, protected by… well, nobody.
Illegitimates #1 by IDW Publishing
Jack Steele: World renowned agent of OLYMPUS, super-spy, debonair, lover of ladies, man-slut. While facing off with his arch-nemesis, Viktor Dannikor, Steele faces his biggest defeat, but who will take his place? Olympus scrambles to find not one, but FIVE newbie agents to fill the void and, unbeknownst to them, they share a common thread. Can these five strangers embrace their fates and come together to save the world? They are THE ILLEGITIMATES! And if you called them bastards…. you’d be absolutely right!
Guardians of the Galaxy #10 by Marvel Comics
Angela and Gamora go hunting. Special guest artist Kevin Maguire (Justice League, Batman Confidential, X-Men)
Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #8 by Image Comics
Our first Christmas issue! Holiday Gift Bonus: Todd Fold Out Origami with every issue! In this thrilling conclusion to the PBS arc, Charlie Rose unleashes the full force of his demonic power, Peggy’s home pregnancy test catches fire, and Gus discovers Todd has the highly marketable power to restore virginity
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents OZ #5 by Zenescope Entertainment
As the first Oz miniseries races towards its conclusion Dorothy finally arrives at the Emerald City where she finds the final piece of the Veridian scepter. But the Wicked Witch of the West and her army are not far behind and she plans to destroy the city and everyone in it on her path to conquer Oz. And the Witch has a special surprise for Dorothy that she will unleash to devastating results.