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KC Carlson. Art by Keith Wilson

KC Carlson. Art by Keith Wilson


A KC COLUMN by KC Carlson

Well, as usual, a lot of the comics industry is taking the holiday season off from releasing new product. But a few die-hards are releasing NEW STUFF TODAY so you don’t have to go into total four-color withdrawal this holiday season!

Here’s the rundown. Don’t blink.

Green Arrow War Of The Clans: DC Essential Edition TPB

Green Arrow War Of The Clans: DC Essential Edition TPB


DC Comics is shipping 4 items — all collections: Batman Beyond Volume 4: Target Batman TPBGreen Arrow War Of The Clans: DC Essential Edition TPBNightwing Volume 7: The Bleeding Edge TPB, and Superman: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition Volume 3 HC.

Marvel Comics is also shipping 4 items, but all of them have variant covers:

Fantastic Four #5

Fantastic Four #5


Fantastic Four #5 (12 covers), Superior Spider-Man #1 (6 covers), Uncanny X-Men #7 (3 covers), and X-Force #1 (8 covers). For a total of 29 covers to choose from. Granted, most of them are special issues:

If Marvel didn’t change its numbering every year, Fantastic Four would actually be #650 and this is a special event — the Wedding of Ben Grimm and his long-time love Alicia Masters (Mazel tov!), and the book is now 72-pages (and $7.99).

Superior Spider-Man #1

Superior Spider-Man #1


Superior Spider-Man #1 is a Spider-Geddon tie-in and features Doctor Octopus as he attempts (again) to become the Superior Spider-Man! Warning: This issue may be both intense and heartbreaking. Make sure you hang onto your handkerchief from the FF wedding!

Uncanny X-Men #7

Uncanny X-Men #7


Uncanny X-Men #7 continues to be Disassembled. Sounds painful, and may lead to explosions! Watch for the return of an X-Man … and maybe a return to The Age of Apocalypse? Aw, that trick never works! Hey, only 3 covers here!…

X-Force #1

X-Force #1


But X-Force #1 makes up for that with a total of 8 covers. Cable is still dead, and the original team (Domino, Cannonball, Shatterstar, Boom Boom and Warpath) must hunt down the murderer. But is Cable really dead?

Bone Parish Vol. 1 TPB

Bone Parish Vol. 1 TPB


Wrapping Up: BOOM! Studios is releasing Bone Parish #5 (2 covers) and the Bone Parish Vol. 1 TPBDark Horse Comics is offering Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1956 #2 (of 5). Dynamite Entertainment has Mars Attacks #3 with 9 different covers! IDW is releasing Go-Bots #2 (3 covers) and Marvel Action Avengers #1 (5 covers). And Image has Die! Die! Die! #6 (only 1 cover: Sniff!) and Man-Eaters #4 (2 covers).

And that’s it for this year’s post-Christmas comic releases. And y’know, if you don’t see anything that floats your boat here, maybe use one of your holiday gift cards to try out something altogether New-To-You!

Happy Holidays!

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KC CARLSON is full of Egg Nog! Gurk!

WESTFIELD COMICS is not responsible for the stupid things that KC says. Especially that thing that really irritated you. C’mon, New Years Eve… I’m ready for ‘ya this year! Bring it on! (Conked out at 8:30 last year… Oh, the shame…)

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