These are the number ones hitting the shelves this week. Don’t miss out on a great new read!

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Nelson Blake Iii (CA) Rahzzah When two young siblings excitedly unwrap their final Christmas presents, they discover toy robots unlike anything they have ever seen. And with good reason. What the kids and their parents don’t know is that their quaint suburban home just became the beachhead for these self-aware ‘bots that have begun to explore the outside world. And when one of the ‘bots breaks bad, it’s going to take a Christmas miracle to stop him.
(W) Robert E. Howard, Robin Recht (A) Robin Recht (CA) Peach Momoko
Robert E. Howard’s Conan is brought to life UNCENSORED!  Discover the true Conan, unrestrained, violent, and sexual.  Read the story as he intended!

The only survivor of a ferocious battle, Conan sits in the midst of a bloodstained snow field. When the fight is over, the Cimmerian suddenly finds himself overcome with deep weariness and disgust. Until the moment he meets a redheaded woman of supernatural beauty, blinding like the glow of the sun on the snow. Moved by a burning desire, Conan decides to follow her but finds himself caught in a trap, attacked by two titans. In his ardor, he was not suspicious…he did not imagine for a second that his bride was none other than Ymir’s own daughter: the frost-giant!

A mythical tale both in both form and substance, The Frost-Giant’s Daughter is masterfully adapted by Robin Recht, who manages to capture the essence of this whirlwind tale of violent desire…a true love trap in which the force of will of the Cimmerian is put to the test.  As a bonus, also includes Robert E. Howard prose story from Weird Tales!
(W) Fred Van Lente (A/CA) Ryan Dunlavey The team behind IDW’S Comic Book History of Comic Books returns with a brand-new series! From Aardman to Zoetrope, Disney to Miyasaki, Hanna-Barbera to Pixar, and everything in between! The perfect companion piece to CBHoC, the Comic Book History of Animation focuses on the filmmakers and beloved characters of the past century and a half, and is essential for fans of the medium and ‘toon newbies alike.
(W) Zeb Wells (A/CA) Gurihiru
Being stuck inside isn’t easy for anyone, even super heroes! See how your favorite Marvel characters have coped being cooped up with HEROES AT HOME! See how Spider-Man, Hulk, Captain Marvel, Wolverine, Black Panther and Captain America do in Quarantine! Let Marvel make you smile, courtesy of artists Gurihiru and writer Zeb Wells’ Sunday Funnies!
RATED Ages 10 & Up
(W) Dan Watters (A/CA) Caspar Wijngaard
The team behind LIMBO, DAN WATTERS (Lucifer, COFFIN BOUND) and CASPAR WIJNGAARD (Star Wars, Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt), launch a brand-new ONGOING SERIES.

In the summer of 1994, a haunted house walks across California. Inside is Ami, lead singer of a high school punk band-who’s been missing for weeks. How did she get there, and what do these ghosts want? Expect three-chord songs and big bloody action that’s Power Rangers meets The Shining (yes, really).
(W) Kurt Busiek (A) Ben Dewey, Jonas Scharf (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
Spinning out of the KING IN BLACK epic comes a dark, chilling story of the birth of Atlantis’s greatest villains. The players: Namor, Lady Dorma of Atlantis, the outsider Attuma – all still in their teen years – and The Swift Riders, the Atlantean Empire’s greatest heroes. It begins with alliances and possibility, as Attuma’s people may join the Empire…but what lies ahead is tragedy, betrayal, and the unleashing of dangerous, deadly magics. A deep dive into Marvel history…and the birth of a threat that will only grow in menace across time.
Rated T+
(W) Joe Hill (A/CA) Gabriel Rodriguez
If you think you can unlock the gates of Hell and just invite yourself in, you must be Dreaming!
The Sandman Universe crossover begins here, with this specially priced re-introduction of the storylines and characters who populate next month’s landmark event series.

First, in the Eisner-winning Locke & Key tale, “Open the Moon,” meet Chamberlin Locke, patriarch of the Locke family, whose Moon Key began to unlock the events of this event series.
Next, journey with the Lord of Dreams to Lucifer’s domain in the chapter of Sandman’s epic “Season of Mists” storyline that sees the Key to Hell change hands in a most momentous way.

And join IDW and DC Comics next month for Locke & Key: Hell & Gone #1 by L&K co-creators Hill and Rodriguez!
(W) Brian Pulido, Mike MacLean (A/CA) Diego Bernard
In the wake of the tragic events of Scorched Earth, the extinction-level villainy of The Trinity threatens humanity, the Halo Corporation threatens Lady Death and the Hellbourne Sect appear to be the puppet masters behind it all. To defeat these threats for once and for all, The Sworn, a group of supernatural anti-heroes are assembled. Led by the shape-changing werewoman Steelheart; Michael, the warrior Arch Angel; Wargoth of the Everkind; Zack & Zane Zander, supernatural exterminators extraordinaire; the mysterious supreme sorcerer Mr. Atticus Marrow; witch-in-training Chaotica; dimension jumper Hellslinger; and introducing Lady Satanus, the devil’s daughter! What is Lady Death’s role in all this? Is she an ally, or an enemy of The Sworn?
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Szymon Kudranski
Five high school kids, soon to say goodbye to each other and to the lives they have known, enter the Nightmare House, the source of local legend and superstition. What they discover within the crumbling old house fills them with terror – a human brain, floating in a jar of murky liquid. Soon, the teens find themselves stalked by a vicious killer, a murderer intent on building itself a new body. Piece by piece.
The first in a new series of prestige format one-shots from AfterShock by the top creative talent the industry has to offer, PIECEMEAL is conceived and written by Cullen Bunn (DARK ARK, KNIGHTS TEMPORAL, BROTHERS DRACUL, WITCH HAMMER) and drawn by Szymon Kudranski (BLACK-EYED KIDS, Spawn, Punisher).
(W) Luke Lieberman (A) Walter Geovani (CA) Arthur Suydam
Writer Luke Lieberman (Red Sonja: Birth of the She-Devil) and fan-favorite artist Walter Geovani (Gail Simon’s run of Red Sonja) team-up to tell an early tale of the adventures of Red Sonja!

Under a series of incredible covers by Linser, Geovani, Golden, Suydam, and a cosplay cover — Red Sonja faces the gallows!  For all the blood she spilled, there is a price.  This is the tale of how she came to such a pass.
ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MUTANTKIND!
The Mutant nation of Krakoa has quickly become a major force on the world stage… but why stop there? Krakoa has relaunched the Sentient World Observation & Response Directorate – a fully independent organization dealing with all things extra-terrestrial on behalf of all of Earth. Al Ewing and Valerio Schitti, the team behind EMPYRE, bring us the tale of Mutantkind looking to do for the galaxy what Krakoa did for the planet.
Rated T+
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Paul Davidson (CA) Jae Lee
THE COSMIC SAGA BEGINS HERE!

Welcome to THE PROJECT, an interdimensional collective of superheroes, tasked with recruiting members from across infinite worlds. And their newest recruit is…VAMPIRELLA!?

Superstar writer DAN ABNETT and artist PAUL DAVIDSON bring you the first chapter in an epic tale that will affect thousands of planets, billions of lives, and will answer the question: “What happens when you ask a vampire to save the universe?”
Spinning out of the events of a world where a single choice by the Flash affected the entire DC Universe, find out what would have happened if Barry Allen had not put things right. In a world where the Flashpoint reality was never undone, where Thomas Wayne still haunts Gotham City as the Batman, and the Amazonian and Atlantean armies still prepare for war, will the Reverse-Flash embrace this darker, deadlier world and finally eclipse Barry Allen’s legacy?
Spinning out of the events of a world where a single choice by the Flash affected the entire DC Universe, find out what would have happened if Barry Allen had not put things right. In a world where the Flashpoint reality was never undone, where Thomas Wayne still haunts Gotham City as the Batman, and the Amazonian and Atlantean armies still prepare for war, will the Reverse-Flash embrace this darker, deadlier world and finally eclipse Barry Allen’s legacy?
THE DEMON’S FIST / WEIGHT / METAMORPHOSIS / SISYPHUS / FIRST FLIGHT

The iconic anthology series returns with a brand-new slate of comics’ most exciting and innovative storytellers to explore the Batman mythos in stark black-and-white!

In this debut issue:

James Tynion IV and Tradd Moore explore the world of Ra’s al Ghul and the League of Assassins

J.H. Williams III returns to DC Comics for a trip through the Dark Knight’s history

Emma Rios explores the eternal struggle of the Dark Knight

Paul Dini and Andy Kubert pit Batman against an infestation of ninja Man-Bats in the Batcave

G. Willow Wilson and Greg Smallwood portray Batman in his strangest standoff ever with Killer Croc

With a lineup this strong and a cover by legendary Batman artist Greg Capullo, you won’t want to miss the start of this tremendous collection of Batman tales by some of comics’ top creators!
Superman finds himself at the center of an epic battle as the Frost King’s hordes of ice monsters come to life. Is this frozen onslaught too much for the Man of Steel, or can he stop it before it rampages across the chilling wasteland the world is becoming and reaches civilization? The answer to this question comes from an unlikely source close to Clark Kent’s earthly roots!
HARLEY QUINN IN “IT’S A HORRIBLE LIFE!” / BATMAN IN “CHRISTMAS BY GASLIGHT” / TEEN JUSTICE IN “TO STOP THE STAR-CONQUERESS!” / PRESIDENT SUPERMAN IN “BIZARRO LOVE HOLIDAY” / BATMAN BEYOND IN “HOLIDAYS BEYOND” / THE LEAGUE OF SHADOWS IN “NIGHT OF THE MAGI” / THE UNJUSTICE LEAGUE OF UNAMERICA IN “HAVE YOURSELF A BIZARRO LITTLE CHRISTMAS” / BOOSTER GOLD IN “TWAS THE NIGHT” / PREZ IN “PREZ RICKARD’S MAGICAL SCI-FI DESOLATE SOULS CLUB HOLIDAY SPECIAL” / LOBO IN “A VERY LOBO HANUKKAH”

Joy to all 52 worlds—it’s time to celebrate the holiday season across the DC Multiverse! In ten stories that will light your yule log and spike your eggnog, Batman decks the gaslit halls, Lobo goes Old Testament in space, Ragman learns the true meaning of Saturnalia, President Superman attempts to figure out how Bizarro stole Christmas, and Harley Quinn tries her hand at interdimensional caroling. These seasonal sagas are sure to help you have yourself a very merry Multiverse!

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