Rock Shop Comics Newsletter: January 2019

January 2019 Newsletter


DC Corner

Detective Comics #1000 is 80 years in the making with the title that defines DC Comics. The 96-page issue is stacked with an incredible lineup of talent including Tom King, Brian Michael Bendis, Paul Dini, Geoff Johns, Scott Snyder and more with writing. For the artists there will be Neal Adam, Greg Capullo, Jim Lee, Joelle Jones and more to bring this issue to life. With ten covers to choose from, this special issue will take you through Batman’s past, present, and future… plus a sensational epilogue that features the first ever DC Universe appearance of the deadly Arkham Knight! But who is under the mask? Why do they want Batman dead?

Find out when this issue releases March 27th 2019!

Taken from Batman’s greatest nightmares, we find The Batman Who Laughs: The Grim Knight. This one shot written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV gives us the world’s most dangerous vigilante. He is unafraid to use any weapon that Wayne money can buy. Hand selected by the Batman Who Laughs, learn the secret original of the second deadliest Batman who will help bring some dark plans into fruition.

You can pick up this 28 page story March 13th 2019!

The final issue of Green Arrow #50 is coming out in march, but it won’t be all fun and games for Oliver Queen. Tying in with last year’s Justice League: No Justice and Heroes in Crisis, we’ll get answers to a mystery six months in the making. Green Arrow’s long held secret of a weapon that can destroy the entire Justice League is discovered by a secret black ops organization. They send Black Canary to investigate pitting the two lovers in a deadly battle.

This extra-sized anniversary issue of Green Arrow’s life isn’t just ending… it’s burning everything to the ground!

On sale March 6th 2019!

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

  • Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale (Young Adult/DC Ink)
  • DC Super Hero Girls: Spaced Out (All Ages/DC Zoom)
  • Dial H for Hero (miniseries)
  • Second Coming

The Marvel Corner

The new Marvel event is set for April 2019 bringing us War of the Realms.

Marvel released an exclusive first look giving us an inside scoop:

Malekith the Dark Elf has been rampaging across the Realms for years, and now he’s coming for Midgard. There, the Super Heroes of the Marvel Universe make their final stand, and a war begins.

So, why is Captain America riding a winged horse? Where does Jane Foster come into play? How does Wolverine get involved? Why does Daredevil have a sword…and why is he covered in starry lights? The Punisher, Luke Cage, Iron Fist; how do these street-level heroes join the fight? How do Venom, She-Hulk, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider, and so many more team-up for the war? And is that Blade!?

The hit Mighty Thor team reunites with Jason Aaron writing, Russell Dauterman taking on the art, and Matt Wilson picking up coloring duties.

Prequels and tie in issues will be running now and through March 2019, so don’t miss it!

Spider-Man: Life Story is a new high end limited series that’s part of Marvel celebrating 80 years of comics. Chip Zdarsky and Mark Bagley brings us Spider-Man as we never seen him before. Peter Parker became the hero in 1962 in Amazing Fantasy #15. What if we had followed Spider-Man through all fifty-seven years of his existence covering real world events and set him against key events of the decades?

The first oversized issues features Flash Thompson drafted into the Vietnam War. Spidey must weigh in on where his new superhero responsibilities truly lies.

Follow Spider-Man through the decades when Spider-Man: Life Story #1 The 60’s comes out in March!

Eisner Award winning writer Saladin Ahmed teams up with up and rising star artist Minkyu Jung (Batgirl, Nightwing) to bring us a new powerhouse series featuring everyone’s favorite Jersey girl, Ms. Marvel.

The Magnificent Ms. Marvel brings Kamala Khan back to Jersey City, but not everything is sunshine and rainbows. Aliens wreck havoc in her city. But strangely enough, they only have eyes for Ms. Marvel and her family.

Enter a new era of one of Marvel’s most beloved new characters.

Never read Ms. Marvel before? This will be a great place to start!

(You know, since there’s plans and rumors of a Ms. Marvel movie in the works)

It’s me, guys, so you know I had to talk about new Star Wars comics. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been aching for a new Darth Vader series since Charles Soule ended his stellar run (let us know if we can order those trade paperbacks for you! You don’t want to miss that series!).

Marvel has announced a brand new Darth Vader series called Star Wars: Vader- Dark Visions. Promising to show us a side of Darth Vader in a way we have never seen before, we’ll get new light shown on the galaxy’s favorite villain. Issues one and two will release in March, and here’s your sneak peek:

Issue One: Who is Darth Vader?

He has been many things: a Sith warrior, a commander, a destroyer. But there are some corners of the galaxy so dark and desperate that even Vader can be a knight in shining armor.

Issue Two: The Cost of Failure

To command an Imperial Star Destroyer is a coveted position. But with such great responsibility come grave consequences if you fail. How far will one officer go to spare himself from the judgement of Darth Vader?

Look out for these new Marvel titles starting in February through April!

  • Age of Conan: Bêlit
  • Avengers: No Road Home
  • Marvel Tales: Thor
  • Meet the Skrulls
  • Domino: Hotshots
  • Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History
  • Age of X-Man: Prisoner X
  • Age of X-Man: Apocalypse and the X-Tracts
  • Spider-Man: City at War (based on the video game)
  • Spider-Man: Far from Home Prelude
  • Star Wars: Age of Republic- Padme Amidala
  • Star Wars: Age of Republic- General Grievous
  • Marvel Rising

Indie Corner

(because comics are more than just superheroes)

Little Bird: Little Bird follows a young resistance fighter who battles against an oppressive American Empire and searches for her own identity in a world on fire.

Assassin Nation: Brought to you by Eisner Winner Erica Henderson, we get the hilarious story turning the assassin genre on it’s head. The World’s Former Greatest Hitman hires the 20 best assassins in the world to be his body guards. These mean-as-hell hired guns and murderers must work together to keep the new crime boss safe while attempting to find who is trying to kill him.

Invisible Kingdom: This new sci-fi saga tells the tale of two women– a young religious acolyte and a hard-bitten freighter pilot– who secretly uncover a vast conspiracy between the leader of a system dominant religion and the mega corporation that controls society. When your beliefs betray you, what choices do you have left?

Bad Luck Chuck: Cursed at birth, Charlene “Chuck” Manchester hires out her own bad luck, providing disaster where someone else can profit. When Chuck gets stuck between a dissatisfied crime boss client, a cult leader, and a dogged insurance-fraud investigator, things get explosive.

Transformers: The world of Cybertron seems to be in infinite peace. All that changes when Bumblebee and Windblade take a newly forged Cybertronian on his first voyage through the world of wonders. They are confronted by the first murder to have occurred on Cybertron in living memory.

Glow: The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are ready to take on the world–or at least L.A.–in this comic series based on the hit Netflix show. Forced to raise money, the ladies take on their biggest challenge: actual wrestlers!

Ronin Island

Ronin Island: A mysterious attack wipes out the major cities of 19th century Japan, Korea, and China. Hana, the orphaned daughter of Korean parents, and Kenichi, the son of a great samurai leader, will have to work together when an army invades their refugee island. Facing a new shogun and a mutated hoard, will Hana and Kenichi trust each other enough to survive?

The Goon: Eric Powell returns to his roots to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his flagship character. Goon and Franky return from strange adventures aboard to find a horde of unsavory characters have filled the void left in his absence from Lonely Street.

Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Sabrina is a teen witch who’s struggling with balancing the double life of high school and her new powers. It’s hard being the new girl in town while trying to save the school from supernatural events!


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