He's Got Issues #213.0: Top Ten New Comics, 12/19/18

Jon Cooney

1) Firefly #2

(cover A Lee Garbett), $3.99

(W) Greg Pak (A) Dan McDaid (CA) Lee Garbett

The untold story of the Unification War continues! As the crew of the Serenity scrambles to fix their

damaged ship before anyone finds them, Mal and Zoe must face their past-and the reactions of their mighty disgruntled crew.

2) Cover #4 (Of 6)

(cover A David Mack), $3.99

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) David Mack

Max is not having the best year of his career. Sales on his comics series are tanking, and his personal life is crumbling. Could it have something to do with his double life as a spy? Max learns the definition of "in too deep" as his worlds start to collide.

COVER is a major new project from longtime collaborators and Peabody Award winners Brian Bendis and Emmy-nominated artist David Mack. It's a heartfelt valentine to comics creators, their creations and the genres they inspire.

3) Pearl #5


(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Gaydos

From the creators of Jessica Jones comes another intense chapter in one of the best-reviewed debuts of the year! Pearl Tanaka wants to become a master tattoo artist, but her Yakuza clan only wants her to hone her inherited assassin skills. But Pearl's growing connection to her opposing-clan counterpart, Rick, is opening her eyes to a hopeful world that could be waiting for her.

4) Amazing Spider-Man #12

(cover A Ryan Ottley), $3.99

(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Ryan Ottley

• Turns out Spider-Man isn't the only one getting attacked, as JJJ himself is in deep trouble. BUT WHO IS ATTACKING HIM?

• And what more will we learn about the mysterious bandaged figure circling Spider-Man?!

5) West Coast Avengers #6


(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Daniele Di Nicuolo (CA) Stefano Caselli


• Sometimes saving the day includes saving yourself so you can live long enough to deal with the next crisis, and, as a slew of villains band together to destroy the West Coast Avengers, our heroes will have to do just that!

• Hope you survive the L.A. experience! (Yes, we brought an X-Man on board just so we could legally say that! So can we fire Quentin yet?)

• What house of horrors awaits the West Coast Avengers? And what familiar face is gonna throw a wrench in Kate Bishop's less-than-well-oiled team?!

6) Star Wars Darth Vader #25

(cover A Elia Bonetti & Giuseppe Camuncoli), $4.99

(W) Charles Soule (CA) Elia Bonetti (A/CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli


• The FORTRESS is complete. The door will be opened.

• VADER finds everything he has ever desired.

• THE DARK LORD gets everything he deserves.

7) Batman #61

(cover A Tony S. Daniel), $3.99

(W) Tom King (A) Travis Moore (CA) Tony Daniel

What happened to the boy who wanted to be Bruce Wayne? The young criminal mastermind orchestrates his own parents' deaths to emulate his hero and was carted off to Arkham when Batman exposed his crimes, but that is not the end of the story. Tom King reteams with Nightwing artist Travis Moore to create a sequel to their masterpiece of dark horror from Batman #38.

8) Runaways #16


(W) Rainbow Rowell (A/CA) Kris Anka

• Christmas comes to the hostel!

• Even when trapped in their HQ, the Runaways are going to find a way to have a great December.

• But a returned Runaway (well, and the certain destruction of Earth) could ruin everything.

9) Extermination #5 (Of 5)

(cover A Mark Brooks), $4.99

(W) Ed Brisson (A) Pepe Larraz (CA) Mark Brooks

• It all ends here!!!

• The original five X-Men have taken the fight back to Ahab...but at what cost?

• Who lives? Who dies? The X-Men will never be the same again.

10) Nightwing #55

(cover A Chris Mooneyham), $3.99

(W) Scott Lobdell (A) Travis Moore (CA) Chris Mooneyham

The repercussions of the cataclysmic events of BATMAN #55 continue as a scarred Dick Grayson has given up his vigilante persona in favor a normal existence. A new job, new friends, new life-all are compromised when a safehouse full of old Nightwing gear falls into the wrong hands. Confronted with a past he's worked so desperately to escape, will Dick Grayson answer the challenge by becoming Nightwing...or something else? The newest chapter in the evolution of Dick Grayson reaches its next level!