Rock Shop Comics Newsletter: October 2019

October 2019 Newsletter

DC Corner

Welcome to Hill House Comics!

Just in time for Halloween, DC Comics welcomes horror mastermind Joe Hill to their line up. Starting this month, a new line of horror comics will debut with Basketful of Heads #1. These five new titles will also have a serialized backup comic called “Sea Dogs” about a group of werewolves terrorizing a crew of sailors at sea.

The Hill House Comics line includes Basketful of Heads, The Dollhouse Family (debuts in November), The Low, Low Woods (debuts in December), Daphne Byrne (debuts in January), and Plunge (debuts in February).

“We’re so happy to welcome Joe Hill to DC, and to partner with him on this new specialty line of creator-owned horror books,” DC publisher Dan DiDio said. “Horror has been such an integral part of DC’s history, and it’s a tradition we want to see revitalized. As a lifetime fan of horror, I know fans are going to be so excited when these books hit shelves.”

Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen kicks off the next phase of the “Year of the Villain” story line.

Lex Luthor has brought Perpetua back from her cosmic grave and restored her power. Now the multiverse is living in fear that she might wipe out all of existence. Only the forces of the Dark Multiverse can stop her– which means it’s Luthor’s mission to defeat the Batman Who Laughs. But if Batman and Superman couldn’t stop him, what chance will Luthor have?

This four part miniseries kicks off in December. It’s a battle royal that will set into motion the beginning of the end for “Year of the Villain.”

I would tell you about the 80-page special New Year’s Evil, but I’ll let the Joker do the honors:

Why hello there, reader! It’s your Uncle Joker letting you know that this year’s DC winter holiday special is not for the good guys. It’s all about the folks on Santa’s naughty list! Folks like me, Sinestro, Toyman, Harley Quinn, and even an appearance from that timey rascal the Calendar Man. Come sledding with your favorite villains in 10 fantastic tales. AHAHAHAHAHA!!!

New Year’s Evil is out in December, and it’s $9.99

Look out for these new DC Comics titles starting soon!

  • Birds of Prey
  • The Joker: Killer Smile
  • The Sandman Universe Presents: Hellblazer
  • Tales from the Dark Multiverse: The Death of Superman
  • Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Batman Knightfall
  • Tales from the Dark Multiverse: The Judas Contract
  • Harley Quinn: Year of the Villain
  • Ocean Master: Year of the Villain
  • The Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child
  • Suicide Squad
  • The Infected: Deathbringer
  • The Infected: The Commissioner
  • Wonder Woman: Dead Earth
  • Batman Tales: Once Upon A Crime (Graphic Novel for Young Readers)
  • Shadow of the Batgirl (Young Adult Graphic Novel)

Marvel Corner

The one shot Incoming #1 will wrap up a year’s worth of stories celebrating 80 years of Marvel. It will connect the dots and propel the narrative into 2020.

A mysterious murder brings together the heroes of the Marvel Universe in the search for a killer— but no one can imagine where the trail will lead them, or how it will affect everything next year and beyond! Who is the victim and who is the assailant?

This special 96-page one shot will be released December for $9.99.

Annihilation Scourge is the sequel to the critically acclaimed event from ten years ago.

Something is stirring in the Negative Zone…something that the Marvel Universe isn’t ready for! Will Nova be able to assemble a team powerful enough to tackle this burgeoning threat, or is it already too late to stop its descent upon the galaxy? For the Cosmos’s greatest heroes, ANNIHILATION is only the beginning…

This series includes Annihilation: Scourge Alpha, Annihilation: Scourge Nova, Annihilation: Scourge Silver Surfer, Annihilation: Scourge Beta Ray Bill, Annihilation: Scourge Fantastic Four, and Annihilation: Scourge Omega. had the scoop with the upcoming one shot Star Wars: Empire Ascendant #1.

Marvel’s Star Wars comic may be ending in November with issue #75, but can exclusively announce that fans of the long-running series can get their hands on a special one-shot finale issue this December.

Star Wars: Empire Ascendant #1, a 56-page epic, is written by Charles Soule, Greg Pak, Simon Spurrier, and Ethan Sacks, with art by Luke Ross, Roland Boschi, and more.

Star Wars: Empire Ascendant #1 finds the Rebel Alliance — Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, and Han Solo among them — building up Echo Base on the ice planet of Hoth while Darth Vader tries to locate the headquarters in vain. In addition to acting as an epilogue to the Star Wars flagship comic run, which followed the continuing adventures of our heroes after the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, the special one-shot will also address the fates of Doctor Aphra and Beilert Valance.

Everything is destined for Hoth as the main Star Wars line gets ready for a reboot in 2020! This line will follow the events after The Empire Strikes Back!

Look out for these new Marvel titles starting soon!

  • The 2099 Event checklist: Amazing Spider-Man #33-36, 2099 Alpha, Fantastic Four 2099, Punisher 2099, Conan 2099, Spider-Man 2099, Ghost Rider 2099, Doom 2099, Venom 2099, and 2099 Omega
  • X-Men #1
  • Excalibur #1
  • Marauders #1
  • The Amazing Mary Jane #1
  • Marvel Zombies: Resurrection (Previously titled Marvel Zombies: Respawn)
  • Conan: Serpent War #1
  • New Mutants #1
  • X-Force #1
  • Dr. Strange #1
  • Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider #1
  • Punisher: Soviet #1
  • Morbius #1
  • Deadpool #1
  • Symbiote Spider-Man: Alien Reality #1
  • Spider-Ham #1
  • Spider-Man/Venom: Double Trouble
  • Yondu #1
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren

The Indie Corner

Hack/Slash 15th Anniversary Celebration: Celebrate the 15th anniversary of the bloody tale about the slasher victim who fought back with this very special one shot. There will be stories from Hack/Slash alumni as well as series creator Tom Seeley, who makes a wish for Cassie Hack to become real… and then becomes a victim himself when his creation swears to kill him!

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1: The Power Rangers arrive in New York to look for Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger, but soon discover he’s joined forces with the villainous Shredder and the Foot Clan. As the Rangers are sent reeling by this betrayal, they’re confronted with another (fr)enemy– The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Can these heroes find a way to work together to defeat these bad guys and save the world?

20XX #1: In a not so distant future, the world is split of norms and syms, divided by fear. Syms, a small percentage of the population with telekinetic abilities, form gangs to survive. Bu division breeds more division. Mer and Nuon experience this firsthand as they become entangled in the often dramatic, sometimes violent, but always complex social landscape of gang rivalries in Anchorage, Alaska.

Lucy Claire: Redemption #1: Lucy was once a celebrated hero. But through a series of sinister events, she was slandered and defamed, and her children taken away. But when danger re-emerges, Lucy will have to take up the mantle of hero again to right the wrongs of her past and find her children again.

Aliens vs Predator: Thicker Than Blood #1: Predators board a luxury charter spaceship, unleashing a path of terror and bloodshed. An adolescent girl and her younger “brother” are the last to survive to begin a cat-and-mouse chase with the attackers. They hope for an escape, but they haven’t counted on the alien…

I Can Sell You A Body #1: Are you dead? Denny Little can help. This disgraced TV psychic can put your sou in a living body… for a price. But after a run in with the wrong people, Denny only has 48 hours to save his own life.

The Red Mother

The Red Mother #1: After losing her eye and the man she loves in a brutal mugging, Daisy McDonough is left trying to put the pieces of her life back together. Just when she begins to think she can heal and move on, she begins to see strange things through her new prosthetic eye. And The Red Mother can see her in return…

Vampironica New Blood #1: Riverdale’s own bombshell bloodsucker is back! Veronica returns to her own universe, still a vampire. She’s not the same, and she knows it. And now she needs answers, but she might not like what she discovers.

Dying is Easy #1: Meet Syd Holmes, a disgraced ex-cop turned bitter stand-up comic who may also be a possible felon. Meet Carl Dixon, a comic on the verge of superstardom who got there by stealing jokes. Carl’s got a killer act, and ugly past, and more enemies than punch-lines. So when someone asks Syd how much it would cost to have to have Dixon killed, Syd’s already got a figure in his mind.


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