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New Comics Days 1st January 2020 - The Best Books of 2020 (so far)

On the DC side of things, Superman Giant #1 (Robert Venditti, Paul Pelletier, Andrew Hennessy) featuring a new tale of the Man of Steel and three reprints of older stories. In Injustice vs The Masters of the Universe (Tim Seeley, Freddie Williams II) Batman recruits He-Man in the fight against Superman's dictatorship on Earth! Bird of Prey: Huntress TP (Greg Rucka, Rick Burchett, Terry Beatty) collects together Batman/Huntress: Cry for Blood #1-6, in which Huntress has to avoid the G.C.P.D. whilst being framed for murder.

From DC Vertigo there is Absolute Death HC (Neil Gaiman, Chris Bachalo, David B., Dave McKean) collecting all the tales of Morpheus' big sister.

For teen DC readers there is Wonder Woman: Warbringer (Leigh Bardugo, Louise Simonson, Kit Seaton) is the tale of Princess Diana and fellow runaway Alia Keralis, a descendant of Helen of Troy, who between them must face an army of enemies to stop the Warbringer falling into the wrong hands, and for younger readers there is Diana: Princess of the Amazons (Dean Hale, Shannon Hale, Victoria Ying), in which the young Princess gets in trouble for not living up to the standards of her family of extended "aunties" on Themyscira

Marvel are coming out swinging with Thor (Donny Cates, Nic Klein), as a new team take on the Nine Realms, and speaking of new beginnings in Hawkeye: Freefall (Matthew Rosenberg, Otto Schmidt) someone is wearing Clint's old suit and styling themselves as Ronin, and that puts them on a direct crash course that only one of them will come out of alive...!

There is also Avengers / Defenders: Tarot #1 (Alan Davis, Paul Renaud); Captain America and Namor have to team up to take on a labyrinth of pain, destruction and madness courtesy of the Infernal Ichor of Ish'lzog!

If you're looking for a longer Marvel read there is Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur: Full Moon TP (Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder), in which our titular heroes takes on... Girl Moon and Dinosaur Devil?! In Miles Morales: Spider-Man - Bring on the Bad Guys (Saladin Ahmed, Tom Taylor, Alitha Martinez, more) his friends and family have to take a look at Miles' life and might not like what they see, and Legends of Marvel: The Sensational Spider-Man - Self-Improvement (Peter David, Rick Leonardi, more) collecting a selection of spidey-stories in one 80th anniversary special edition.

Felicia Hardy is back, in Black Cat: Grand Theft Marvel (Jed MacKay, Nao Fuji, Travel Foreman, more) the first volume of the on-going series that here sees the erstwhile thief on the run from the New York Thieves Guild.

From a galaxy far, far away there is Star Wars #1 (Charles Soule, Jesus Saiz) which features appearances from all your favourites including Leia, Lando and Luke! Speaking of other comics universes, there is Conan Chronicles: Epic Collection - The Battle of Shamla Pass (Timothy Truman, Tomas Giorello) in which the barbarian hero tries a new life as a mercenary.

James Bond: Life and Let Die HC (Van Jensen, Ian Fleming, Kewber Baal) sees 007 headed to New York City to take on Mr Big, with the help of Felix Leiter and friends. Then there is Transformers: The IDW Collection: Phase 2: Volume 10 (Mairghread Scott, John Barber, Nick Roche, Corin Howell, Andrew Griffith), which collects issues #44-45 of The Transformers series, issues #45-49 of More Than Meets The Eye, issues #6-7 of Windblade Vol. 2, the Sins of the Wreckers mini-series, the Combiner Hunters one-shot, and the Holiday Special.

The heroes of Spire City are back in Black Hammer: Age of Doom Part 2 (Jeff Lemire, Rich Tommaso, Dave Stewart (A/CA) Dean Ormston) as they try to get the team back together having found out the reason behind their perilous situation! 

So not the busiest of weeks to kick off the new year but plenty of great books. As ever let us know if anything needs to pop into your pull lists!




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