Rock Shop Comics Newsletter: December 2018

December 2018 Newsletter

The DC Corner

Young Justice is back! Brian Michael Bendis takes up the reigns for a new series starting in January featuring Superboy, Robin, Wonder Girl, and more! When the nightmare dimension known as Gemworld invades Metropolis, these teen heroes reunite to deal with the situation–but they’re shocked to discover the battle may be the key to the return of Connor Kent AKA Superboy!

This 40 page debut start January 9th 2019! Make sure it’s on your list!

Make Your Kids Nerds While They’re Young! DC Comics has announced DC Zoom and DC Ink, a line of books your young readers coming Spring 2019. DC Zoom features stories for ages 8-12, while DC Ink is for readers 13 and up! So far the titles announced are trade paperbacks, some of them featuring new artists and writers for DC Comics.

The first DC Ink title is Mera: Tidebreaker. When the Xebellian military plots to overthrow Atlantis and break free of it’s oppressive regime, Mera siezes the opportunity to take control of her own destiny by assassinating Arthur Curry– the long-lost prince and heir to the kingdom of Atlantis. But her mission gets sidetracked when Mera and Arthur falls in love. Written by New York Times best-selling author Danielle Paige. Art and cover by Stephen Byrne.

The first DC Zoom title Super Sons: The Polarshield Project is the beginning of an epic three part series. Jon Kent and Damian Wayne are opposite in every way except one– they are the sons of the World’s Greatest Heroes. To uncover a global conspiracy, this unlikely dynamic duo will need to learn to trust each other and work together to save the Earth. But who is the mysterious Candace? And what secrets does she hold that could be the key to everything? Follow the Super Sons of Superman and Batman as they try to find their place in a rapidly changing world!

Both Mera and Super Sons coming in March 2019!

The two greatest detectives in the DC Universe cross paths again in Heroes in Crisis Tie-In Event!

Flash and Batman team up to take on the one cold case that will tear them apart! As chief architect of the Sanctuary program that cost so much for so many, especially Wally West, Batman will be held accountable by The Flash! Our heroes must combat a demon from the past while burying their own inner demons in the process. Neither the World’s Greatest Detective no the Fastest Man Alive will ever be the same again!

The Last Cold Case” crosses over in the issues Batman #64-65 and Flash #64-65 all four issues out in February 2019!

Look out for these new DC Comics and Vertigo titles starting in the new year!

  • Female Furies
  • High Level
  • Wonder Twins
  • Naomi
  • The Other History of the DC Universe
  • Mysteries of Love in Space
  • Superman 100-Page Super-Spectacular

The Marvel Corner

Conan the Barbarian is back with Marvel! Conan’s travels have brought him to the far reaches of the unknown, from his birthplace in Cimmeria to the kingdom of Aquilonia and all in between. As his fighting prowess allows him to carve his way through life, so too does it attract forces of death!

This all new saga spanning many ages begins here with an all star team! Jason Aaron (The Mighty Thor, Star Wars) will be the writer as artist Mahmud Asrar (Uncanny X-Men) will bring to life a new story for Conan, one where his destiny will be forever changed!

Conan the Barbarian starts in January!

Followed up by the five issue miniseries Savage Sword of Conan in February!


Just in time for the first female led movie from Marvel Studios, the next fifty years of Captain Marvel starts here!

As Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers has spent months in space protecting Earth from alien threats big and small. Now, it’s time for Earth’s Mightiest Hero to come home.

New York City has never looked so good! But every re-entry comes with the unexpected, and Carol is about to his a whole lot of unexpected. It’s a fresh start and an oversized, star-studded welcome home for a hero who’s been punching the glass ceiling since the 1970’s!

Writer Kelly Thompson and artist Carmen Carnero take on Marvel’s premier Super Hero!

Captain Marvel #1 arrives January 2019 with cover by Amanda Conner!

Age of X-Men sparks exciting new stories in 2019!

As the 10-part weekly story line of Uncanny X-Men “Disassembled” comes to a close, it will launch a new event: Age of X-Men!

Marvel has announced six new five issue miniseries with the banner Age of X-Men: The Marvelous X-Men, Nextgen, The Amazing Nightcrawler, The X-Tremists, Prisoner X, and Apocalypse and the X-Tracts. From December’s Previews, we have a first look at a few of the new titles.

Age of X-Men: The Marvelous X-Men brings us the perfect heroes for a perfect world. The X-Men have created a utopia where living in fear is a thing of the past. All of mutantkind idolize these heroes. But when danger threatens the world they built, the Marvelous X-Men must set things right for the good of all.

And no one dares say otherwise.

Age of X-Men: Nextgen shows us that in this new utopia, the Summers Institute for Higher Learning is the premier school for the mutant community. But even in this peaceful society, teenagers will always find a way to rebel as they discover what it really means to live in an age of peace and harmony.

Age of X-Men: The Amazing Nightcrawler brings us the biggest celebrity since George Clooney: Mr. Kurt Wagner, the Nightcrawler! Having trouble balancing his job as an X-Men and being a blockbuster movie star, Kurt struggles with it all. As he turns to his friends and crew, he starts realizing something isn’t quite right in Hollywood.

Age of X-Men: The X-Tremists realize that a perfect world just doesn’t happen. It must be maintained. Enter in the X-Tremists to protect the people of the world from threats they don’t even know exist, including the most devastating threat of all: Love.

More on the other titles coming soon!

Age of X-Men will start their runs in Ferbruary 2019.

Look out for these new Marvel titles starting in the new year!

  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Black Widow
  • Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man
  • Invaders
  • Champions
  • Man Without Fear
  • Marvel Annotated
  • Avengers: No Road Home
  • Daredevil
  • Wolverine: Infinity Watch
  • Old Man Quill
  • Star Wars: Age of Republic Special #1, Obi-Wan, Jango Fett, Anakin Skywalker, Count Dooku

Independent Titles to Spice Up Your Life

Sharky The Bounty Hunter: Setin a brilliant new sci-fi universe, Sharkey is a blue-collar bounty hunter who tracks criminals across the galaxy in his converted, rocket-powered ice cream truck. Aided and abetted by his ten year old partner, he’s out for the biggest bounty of his career.

Hit-Girl Season Two: Our favorite adolescent assassin tears Tinseltown a new one when she realizes her life’s being dramatized for the silver screen. Hit-Girl storms sets, wages war on fat-cat movie bosses, and lures old enemies out of hiding in this Californian bloodbath.

Hellboy Seed of Destruction #1 (25th Anniversary Edition): This special 25th anniversary edition of the first issue of Hellboy depicts his arrival on Earth in the midst of World War II to the return of his adoptive father from a failed Arctic expedition, and Hellboy’s first encounter with Mignola’s infamous frog monsters.

Fight Club 3: Tyler Durden is back, looking to chalk up some more conquests. But a new movement has replaced Project Mayhem, and even Tyler doesn’t know how to play by these rules. A strange picture frame provides a glimpse into another world, but it might not be as idyllic as it seems.

The Girl in the Bay: In 1969, seventeen year old Kathy Sartori was brutally attacked, her body hurled into Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay. Miraculously, she survives and fights her way back to the surface. When she emerges, she discovers that fifty years have passed and an eerie doppelganger has lived out an entire life in her place.

Star Trek: The Q Conflict: When a dispute between godlike beings threatens the galaxy, it will take all of Starfleet’s best captains to stop them. Join James T. Kirks, Jean-Luc Picard, Kathryn Janeway, and Benjamin Sisko as they go head to head in a competition that will determine the fate of Earth and beyond.

Avant-Guards: Welcome to Georgia O’Keeffe College of Arts and Subtle Dramatics, an all female school who is ore drama geek than jock. Liv, an aspiring actress and basketball enthusiast, doesn’t understand why she can’t do both. She meets Charlie, a recent transfer and star basketball player. Liv will stop at nothing to recruit Charlie and turn a misfit group of drama geeks into a basketball team.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Go back to the beginning as Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer is reimagined. Buffy Summers wants what every average teenagers wants: friends at a new school, decent grades, and to escape her imposed destiny as the next in a long line of vampire slayers tasked with defeating the forces of evil.

Adventure Time: Marcy and Simon: After the events of the Adventure Time series finale, Marceline and Simon have finally reunited. Simon asks Marceline for help in making amends for his time as Ice King, which leads them to one of the most dangerous places yet: the Nightosphere!

Red Sonja: No man knows the place of her birth, nor where she learned to wield a sword. They only know that she is called the She-Devil of the Hyrkanian Steppes. She is RED SONJA. A world conqueror possesses a massive army and a fatal prophecy. A bastard sorceress craves revenge. And a fearsome red-haired warrior is made wartime rules of a homeland set for decimation.

Elvira: The Shape of Elvira: Filming begins on Elvira’s gill monster romance, and she has some questions about her scaly paramour. Why doesn’t he ever speak? Why is he never out of makeup? The Mistress of the Dark discovers that “Love Means Never Having to Say You’re Soggy.”


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