New Comic Book Day: This Week’s Must-Have Indie New Releases (12/7)

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New Comic Book Day this coming Wednesday (12/7) has some great new releases, debuts, and variants galore. PopCultHQ has compiled a list of new releases from indie publishers that we think are must reads and ones to watch. Check out our top picks, all the available covers, read up on each one’s synopsis, and then check them out this coming Wednesday! #NCBD

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a1AWAKE TPB Vol. 02 – Escape From Gremon

Writer: Susan Beneville 
Art: Brian Hess
Cover: Brian Hess 
Cover Price: $14.99

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Having successfully completed her first mission to wake up and heal the planet Gremon, Chkarta Dola Regn should be celebrating, instead she is fleeing from the brutal and greedy Baron Korup.

Meanwhile, her brother Picar and her mentor Operi attempt to rescue their friend Chay from the clutches of the duplicitous Gen and the conniving Gurk. This all-ages trade paperback collects Regn and Picar’s further adventures on Gremon in AWAKE #5-8.


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circle-1CIRCLE #1

Writer: Damon Clark

Art: Alyzia Zherno
Cover: Alyzia Zherno
Cover Price: $3.99
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After his mother dies, Christian, a teenage boy, moves to Shell bay with his single father only to be bullied as the new kid at school. He finds friendship with the ‘Weird’ kids and unknowingly joins them in an occult ritual that allows a darkness to possess each of them. Through the help of his gypsy neighbor, Christian will learn that the only way he can reverse the ritual is by killing off his circle of friends before they kill him or before the darkness takes over his soul. One by one he will face them all, and in the end he will have to make the hardest decision of his young life.

Variant cover also available: circle-1b


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Cover A: Cat Staggs
Cover A: Cat Staggs

WONDER WOMAN ’77 MEETS THE BIONIC WOMAN #1

Writer: Andy Mangels
Art: Judit Tondora
Cover: Cat Staggs
Cover Price: $3.99
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Party like it’s 1977 in this cross-over event fans have wanted for decades – but never thought possible! Now, Diana Prince meets Jaime Sommers… or should we say, Wonder Woman meets The Bionic Woman? In this action-packed mini-series, the two television titans team up to fight a rogue cabal bent on wreaking havoc and stealing deadly weapons. Can CASTRA be stopped before their real targets are revealed and lives are lost? With super powers, bionic enhancements, surprise villains, and an invisible plane, just about anything is possible!

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Cover A: Alex Milne
Cover A: Alex Milne

TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE REVOLUTION #1

Writer: James Roberts
Art: Alex Milne
Cover: Alex Milne
Cover Price: $3.99
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A DATE WTH DESTINY! After years of doing very little, Krok, Crankcase, Fulcrum, Spinister, and Misfire think they can wriggle out of anything-but not even they can avoid a heavily-promoted multi-franchise crossover. It’s the Scavengers Versus Your Childhood in a story that exposes all other art for the sham it is. What will the universe’s worst DECEPTICONS make of the world’s greatest crossover? One last dance with the your favorite DECEPTICONS before LOST LIGHT begins next month! The entire creative team that launched MTMTE returns!

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e4ECLIPSE #4

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Writer: Zachary Kaplan

Art: Giovanni Timpano
Cover: Giovanni Timpano
Cover Price: $3.99
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Sun’s out and guns out! In the exciting, climactic issue, Cielo lies trapped by our mysterious killer, whom we’ve just learned holds a secret that may offer salvation to the world’s deadly sunlight. Will our disillusioned hero Bax rise to the occasion? Will he be able to save Cielo and take the killer alive?

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Cover A: Djibril Morissette-Phan
Cover A: Djibril Morissette-Phan

GLITTERBOMB #4

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Writer: Jim Zub

Art: Djibril Morissette-Phan
Cover: Djibril Morissette-Phan
Cover Price: $3.99
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On stage. In the spotlight. There’s no escape. ‘Sharply written and drawn, with deft insight into the trappings of celebrity culture, GLITTERBOMB just might be the ultimate Hollywood horror story.’ -Karen Berger (Founder of DC’s Vertigo Imprint)

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Variant cover also available:

Cover B: Trevor "Rove" Jameus
Cover B: Trevor “Rove” Jameus

Cover A: Babs Tarr
Cover A: Babs Tarr

MOTOR CRUSH #1
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Writer: Brendan Fletcher
Art: Babs Tarr
Cover: Babs Tarr
Cover Price: $3.99
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The team behind the critically acclaimed revamp of Batgirl returns with an exciting sci-fi action-adventure series! By day, Domino Swift competes for fame and fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting ‘machine narcotic’ known as Crush. Featuring Part One of ISOLA: PROLOGUE by BRENDEN FLETCHER and KARL KERSCHL!

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Variant cover also available:

Cover B: Cameron Stewart
Cover B: Cameron Stewart

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Cover A by Stephen Segovia
Cover A by Stephen Segovia

NINJAK #22

Writer: Matt Kindt
Art: CAFU
Cover: Stephen Segovia

Cover Price: $3.99

Silent might!

Ninjak is on the hunt for the woman who took everything from him — the sadistic assassin known as Roku! When Roku’s trail leads to a heavily guarded citadel in the Nevada desert, silence is of the essence as Ninjak undertakes a dangerous stealth mission where even the faintest noise could mean execution! But even if Valiant’s top super-spy can reach the woman once known as Angelina Alcott undetected, will he truly be able to face the former love of his life?

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