Thursday, October 13, 2016

October 2016 PREVIEWS Pre-Order Picks: BOOM!, 215 INK, VALIANT

EDITOR’S NOTE:  We hope you’ve had some time to look over the recent Previews catalog in print or online, and made a list in order to let your local comic shop know what books you want to purchase in two months.  If you’re sitting on the fence about whether to order any new titles, give some consideration to these items we’ve highlighted for you . . . . . . . These are our final picks for books releasing in December 2016.  See you next month!

Special thanks to PREVIEWS and DIAMOND COMICS DISTRIBUTORS for images and book summaries

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JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: GIANTS  #1 of 4  (BOOM! Studios) Writer: Conor Nolan Artist: Conor Nolan 

* A collection of mythic tales of when giants roamed the Earth, inspired by folklore from around the world and told in the spirit of Jim Henson's beloved television series.
* In this first issue, rising newcomer Conor Nolan reimagines the"The Peach's Son," a Japanese tale of a giant who was raised by humans but never accepted by them.
* When a nearby village is overrun with evil beings, the giant will take a chance to be a hero and prove himself to be part of the community he calls home.
* Upcoming issues will include stories by Brandon Dayton, Feifei Ruan, and more!

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JOHN FLOOD Trade Paperback  (BOOM! Studios) Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Jorge Coelho 

Written by Justin Jordan (Sombra, The Strange Talent of Luther Strode) and illustrated by Jorge Coelho (The Haunted Mansion), John Flood is a mind-bending murder mystery that take readers on a wild ride to uncover the truth. 
As the result of shady corporate experiments, John Flood no longer needs to sleep. Instead, he lives in a constant dream-state where sometimes it's hard to decipher what's real and what isn't.
A side effect of his supernatural insomnia allows him to see patterns and make connections no one else can. This ability serves Flood well in his new "career" as a makeshift private investigator, and he's recruited an ex-cop looking for redemption to be his assistant.
When the pair begins to unravel the connection between thousands of unsolved and seemingly unrelated murders, Flood discovers the one secret that has eluded him: his own past.
Collects the complete limited series. 
"...an entertaining and exciting comic book full of engaging characters, solid plot structure and knockout art and design..." - Comic Book Resources

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DOCTOR CROWE #1  (215 Ink)  Writer: Corey Fryia  Artists:  Matt Horak, Tony Gregori, Felipe Cunha  

Unrelenting otherworldly terrors lay hidden in shadows of our world, but one man dares to stand in their way...in the name of science! Follow the harrowing adventures of Dr. Victor Crowe, an adventuring scientist, expert on the occult and all-around pulp hero as he travels the globe using advanced technologies to battle gruesome, supernatural horrors.

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DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 of 4  (Valiant Entertainment)  Writer: Matt Kindt  Artist:  Trevor Hairsine
 Earth has a new god. The world you know is gone.

Welcome to the Stalinverse, comrade.

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DIVINITY III: KOMANDER BLOODSHOT  (Valiant Entertainment)  Writer: Jeff Lemire  Artist: Clayton Crain 

Out of the the pages of DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE...New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Death of X) and comics superstar Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.) present the first of four essential specials chronicling the history of the Stalinverse's worldwide superhuman regime!

He's put down protests, led the purge of political undesirables, and executed dozens of traitors to the Soviet super-state. His name is KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT...and his existence is a hushed whisper among the terrifi ed populace of the 21st century's global Soviet Union. But just who is this unrelenting enforcer of state superiority... and what is the shocking truth about his power, his allegiances, and his true identity? Valiant's fi rst reality-shattering event explodes outward as Jeff Lemire & Clayton Crain lead KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT from DIVINITY III...and into a gut-wrenching tale of power, sacrifice, and authority that will take Valiant's blood-stained icon to his most punishing depths yet!

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