He's Got Issues #268.0: Top Ten New Comics, 1/1/20

Jon Cooney

  1. Star Wars #1 (Cover A R. B. Silva), $4.99
    (W) Charles Soule (A) Jesus Saiz (CA) R. B. Silva
    "No...I am your father."
    In the wake of the events following The Empire Strikes Back, it is a dark time for the heroes of the Rebellion. The Rebel fleet...scattered following a disastrous defeat at the Battle of Hoth. Han Solo...lost to the bounty hunter, Boba Fett, after being frozen in carbonite. And after being lured into a trap on Cloud City and bested in a vicious lightsaber duel against the evil Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker...learned the horrible truth about his past. Vader did not kill Luke's father Anakin--Vader is Luke's father! Now, after narrowly escaping the dark lord's clutches, and wounded and reeling from the revelation, Luke, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, the Wookiee Chewbacca and the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 must fight their way back to the Rebel Alliance-for the fate of the entire galaxy is at stake! After so many losses is victory still possible?  But, what Leia, Luke and their ragtag band of freedom fighters do not realize is that they have only traded one Imperial trap for another! Enter the cunning and vengeful Imperial Commander Zahra, at the helm of the Tarkin's Will!
    Writer Charles Soule (DARTH VADER) and artist Jesus Saiz (DOCTOR STRANGE) are taking us all to the galaxy far, far away next year! With covers by RB Silva (POWERS OF X)!
    THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME BEGINS THIS JANUARY!
  2. Detective Comics #1018 (Cover A Rafael Sandoval & Jordi Tarragona), $3.99
    (W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Scott Godlewski (CA) Rafael Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona
    In the aftermath of "City of Bane," the Dark Knight has found himself cold, alone, and missing one of the very foundations of his life as both Bruce Wayne and the Batman. But personal problems will have to wait-a mysterious series of deaths have been peppered throughout Gotham and it seems an element of the supernatural is at play in the form of a monstrous pagan spirit. Can Batman silence the demons within to stop the killing? Or will this silent night be for keeps?
  3. Daredevil #16 (Cover A Julian Totino Tedesco), $3.99
    (W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Jorge Fornes (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
    The Devil of Hell's Kitchen returns! As Matt Murdock rekindles his alliance with Elektra, Kingpin plans to rekindle some alliances of his own...
  4. Action Comics #1018 (Cover A John Romita Jr. & Klaus Janson), $3.99
    (A) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) John Romita, Klaus Janson
    One of the biggest Superman stories of all time continues in "Metropolis Doom" part two! War and chaos strikes the heart of Metropolis. The Invisible Mafia, Lex Luthor, and the Legion of Doom all stand their ground to take over Metropolis. Superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis reunites with comic art legends John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson to bring you a Superman story for the ages! Guest starring the Justice League, Young Justice, and more!
  5. X-Men #4 (Cover A Leinil Francis Yu), $3.99
    (W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu
    The Krakoan leaders attend an economic forum to show the humans what real power looks like
  6. Thor #1 (Cover A Olivier Coipel), $4.99
    (W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel
    A BRAND-NEW, SUPERSTAR CREATIVE TEAM TAKES THE KING OF ASGARD TO NEW REALMS OF GLORY!
    The prince is now a king. All Asgard lies before Thor, the God of Thunder. And after many months of war, the Ten Realms are finally at peace. But the skies above the Realm Eternal are never clear for long. The Black Winter is coming. And the God of the Storm will be powerless before it.
  7. Joker Harley Criminal Sanity #2 (Of 9) (Cover A Francesco Mattina), $5.99
    (W) Kami Garcia (A) Mico Suayan, Mike Mayhew (CA) Francesco Mattina
    DC BLACK LABEL - PRESTIGE PLUS FORMAT - APPROX. 8.5" x 10.875"
    Jim Gordon and the GCPD have turned to profiler Harley Quinn for assistance. She's intrigued by the level of care and detail this new, depraved serial killer is putting into his crime scenes; there must be clues to his pathology in his artful staging. His level of meticulous preparation is unusual, but will it lead to or help delay his capture?
  8. Web Of Black Widow #5 (Of 5) (Cover A Jung-Geun Yoon), $3.99
    (W) Jody Houser (A) Stephen Mooney (CA) Jung-Geun Yoon
    THE FINAL THREAD IN NATASHA'S BROKEN WEB!
    The Black Widow has always worked best alone - but now she's more isolated than she's ever been. The enemy masquerading in her clothes is finally ready to spring the trap. All this time, Natasha thought she was hunting prey she had helped release. But the real predator has been stalking her.
  9. Lois Lane #7 (Of 12) (Cover A Mike Perkins), $3.99
    (W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Mike Perkins
    Someone wanting to kill Lois Lane is nothing new for the famed reporter, but is it because of something she knows or something she's about to uncover? Plus, this issue ties to the events of December's Superman #18 and the gigantic status quo shift for both Lois and her husband, Superman, when the Man of Steel decides to reveal his identity to the world.
  10. The Flash #85 (Cover A Rafa Sandoval & Jordi Tarragona), $3.99
    (W) Joshua Williamson (A) Christian Duce (CA) Rafael Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona
    "Rogues' Reign" part four! An out-of-control Flash must figure out a way to harness his powers, because he's about to face the villain who flipped his world upside down- Mirror Master! Our hero has only one hope of survival-the Rogues are warring with each other and their forces are split. But while Barry struggles with his own abilities, are the Rogues headed for a reconciliation that would make stopping any of them that much harder?