Another big week of great comic releases has come and just in time for the holiday’s no less. As 2012 slowly draws to a close comiXology is ramping up for the road ahead with plenty of great digital comics and so much more! Check out today’s list for a few of the buzz worthy books then join the discussion over on Twitter, Facebook and even Google Plus today:
Jim Henson’s Dark Crystal Vol. 2 #1: The Great Conjunction is at hand in this dramatic second volume of Archaia and The Jim Henson Company’s trilogy of prequel graphic novels that tell the origin of the Dark Crystal. Aughra, the beloved guardian of Thra, has gone into hiding, while her son, Raunip, leads a team of emissaries to the Crystal Castle. There they will bear witness as the visiting Urskeks attempt to use the Conjunction to power their voyage home. But pain and mistrust fostered by the group leads to events that will corrupt the world to its very core and transform the Urskeks into two distinct races: the gentle urRu and the terrifying Skeksis. Brian Froud returns to oversee this crucial chapter that reveals the tragic events that caused the Bright Crystal to darken and shatter.
Masks and Mobsters #5: A Masks and Mobsters X-mas! By Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the city not a creature was stirring, except two mobsters out to kill an old man without pity. In hopes that no Masks would be there but then some ghosts gave them quite a scare!
Mark Waid’s Insufferable: The creative team behind IRREDEEMABLE brings you a new tale of dark peril, high adventure, and a superhero family torn apart! Once, Nocturnus and Galahad were St. Barrington’s premier super-team–but after an acrimonious split, one has become an elusive spirit, the other an egotistical blowhard–and the only thing they both hate more than crime is each another! What act by which terrible villain could possibly reunite them…? Join Eisner-award winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, Kingdom Come) and artist Peter Krause to find out!
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Avengers Vol. 5 # 2: The Avengers have been captured by a dangerous enemy on Mars. A battered Captain America has been sent back to Earth as a warning to any and all heroes who would dare take the fight back to the red planet. But Avengers aren’t big on running scared…
Saga #8: Former soldier and new mom Alana has already survived lethal assassins, rampaging armies and alien monstrosities, but now she faces her greatest challenge yet: the in-laws.
Masks #2: Powerful criminals and crooked politicians have taken over New York, and instituted a fascist police state. With the law bent to their own purposes, the so-called “Justice Party” and their army of Black Legion troopers imprison, extort, and execute any citizens who stand in their way. Only vigilantes like the Shadow, Green Hornet, and the Spider have any hope of standing against them, but instead of operating outside the law as they have always done, these masked heroes must now oppose the law in their fight for justice. But they will not be fighting alone, as more men and women don masks and emerge from the shadows to stand alongside them.
Collections and Graphic Novels
Dilbert 2.0 Vol. 1: The Early Years: In the tradition of The Complete Far Side and The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, Dilbert 2.0 celebrates the 20th anniversary of Scott Adams’s Dilbert, the touchstone of office humor. This first volume of the four-volume e-book edition of Dilbert 2.0 covers the early years from 1989 to 1993 for the celebrated cartoon strip.
Doonesbury 40 Vol. 1: A Doonesbury Retrospective 1970 to 1979: Created by the team that brought you The Complete Far Side and The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, the massive anthology 40 marks Doonesbury’s 40th anniversary by examining in depth the characters that have given the strip such vitality. This first volume of the four-volume e-book edition of 40 covers the years 1970 to 1979 for the celebrated cartoon strip.
Big Nate All Work and No Play: Already a New York Times best-seller, it’s two firsts in one for a Big Nate book! The first Sundays-only and first full-color Big Nate collection both debut in Big Nate All Work and No Play. Enjoy more than two years of Sunday cartoons, portraying the colorful life of Nate Wright. This spunky eleven-year-old holds the school record for detentions and is in little chance of losing that distinction, but that doesn’t stop him from dreaming big! He’s a self-described genius, a sixth-grade renaissance man, and a full-fledged believer in his future as a cartoonist. Equipped with a No. 2 pencil and the unshakable belief that he is No. 1, Nate fights a daily battle against overzealous teachers, undercooked cafeteria food, and all-around conventionality.
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