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New Comic Book Day: This Week’s Must-Have Indie New Releases (1/18) #NCBD

New Comic Book Day, this coming Wednesday (1/18),
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!

Our top picks this week are from Action Lab Entertainment, Action Lab: Danger Zone, Dark Horse, Dynamite EntertainmentIDW Publishing, Image ComicsValiant, and Zenescope.

Check out all the available covers, read up on each one’s synopsis,
and then pick them up this coming Wednesday!

#NCBD

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ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT

Athena Voltaire and the Volcano Goddess #3 – Cover A by Steve Bryant
Athena Voltaire and the Volcano Goddess #3 – Cover B by J.K. Woodward

Athena Voltaire And The Volcano Goddess #3

Writer: Steve Bryant
Art: Steve Bryant

Cover Price: $4.99

The all-new series starring the fan-favorite pulp heroine concludes. The Nazis stand on the precipice of harnessing the power of the Hollow Earth. To stop the ultimate evil from seizing world domination Athena Voltaire must fight them to the death atop an active volcano!

 


ACTION LAB: DANGER ZONE

Cougar and Cub #1 – Cover A by Daniel Arruda Massa

Cougar And Cub #1

Writer: Nick Marino
Art: Daniel Arruda Massa

Cover Price: $3.99

The courageous Cougar and the cunning Cub are Megaville’s ferocious feline fighters, tussling with an outrageous rogues gallery and prowling the city for crime all the time. But when a slow night on the job turns into a saucy encounter in the sack, the age old question will finally be answered… WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A SUPERHERO HAS SEX WITH THEIR SIDEKICK? Don’t miss this sin-tillating new series from the creators of HOLY F*CK, with bombastic backups written by newcomer Rosie Knight! Plumb the depths of passion with our Love Is Gross variant, or take a trip to the golden age with our Flashback Backup variant cover!

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Cover A – Dan Mendoza (unlimited)

Dollface #1

Writer: Dan Mendoza
Art: Dan Mendoza

Cover Price: $4.99

Debuting at Halloween ComicFest, creators Bryan Seaton and Dan Mendoza (Zombie Tramp) unleash the all-new breakout character DollFace in her own ongoing series with issues 1 & 2 combined into this special double-sized issue! In the town of Boston, a witch-hunter lurks among the shadows, but this witch-hunter is like none you’ve ever seen. She is Lila, a 17th century soul that has been transported into present time and into the body of a life size, ball jointed doll, created by a couple of MIT students trying to use technology and a 3D printer to create the perfect women. Join in this super-sized debut issue and learn how she came to be known as DollFace, the ball jointed witch hunter.

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DARK HORSE

Black Hammer Giant Sized Annual #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire
Art: Dustin Nguyen
Cover: Jeff Lemire

Cover Price: $5.99

Illustrated by an all-star slate of guest artists, this oversized anthology issue features five Black Hammer stories from Jeff Lemire, each focusing on one of the stranded heroes. See how Dustin Nguyen, Emi Lenox, Nate Powell, Matt Kindt, and Ray Fawkes take on tales about Abraham Slam, Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, Barbalien, and Madame Dragonfly.

 


DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

Battlestar Galactica Gods and Monsters #3 – Cover A by Alec Morgan

 

Battlestar Galactica: Gods & Monsters #3

Writer: Karl Kesel
Art: Alec Morgan

Cover Price: $3.99

Baltar’s Centurion poses a threat, not only to humanity, but to the Cylons hidden in the fleet. They must do something to make sure their identities stay a secret, and it means danger for everyone around them! On occupied Caprica, Cavil helps Simon, but it is just another twisted turn in the cruel game he is playing.

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Garth Ennis Train Called Love TPB

Writer: Garth Ennis
Art: Mark Dos Santos, Russell Braun

Cover Price: $29.99

 

Acclaimed graphic novelist Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys) explores the highs and lows of love! Thrill-seeking Valerie’s been getting dirty phone calls, but when she goes to take revenge on the pervert responsible, she meets Myles, the man of her dreams. Of course, Myles is a gentlemanly hitman who just executed said pervert, and while that’s a turn-on for Valerie, she unwittingly becomes a target for several unsavory types… including the gangster Mister Monsta.

Meanwhile, Valerie’s sister has her hands full with her boyfriend Marv, whose kinky fixations have just become painfully apparent. Meanwhile, Marv’s friends launch a dubious scheme to get rich… leading the gang on a collision course with Myles’ employer. Love blossoms while bullets fly, in a wildly irreverent romantic farce that only Garth Ennis could tell!


IDW PUBLISHING

Revolutionaries #1 – Cover A by Tradd Moore

Revolutionaries #1

Writer: John Barber
Art: Fico Ossio

Cover Price: $3.99

THE REVOLUTION MAY BE OVER–but the future is just beginning! Ripped from the pages of the hottest crossover of the year, the REVOLUTION team of John Barber and Fico Ossio continue the action! KUP is a CYBERTRONIAN literally older than the universe; ACTION MAN is the ultimate special agent trying to live up to an impossible legacy; MAYDAY is a G.I. JOE leader trying to rescue her first command; and BLACKROCK is a CYBERTRONIAN that thinks he’s a human. It takes the mind-bending clash of ROM versus MAJOR BLUDD and the OKTOBER GUARD to bring this unlikely team together… and the secret they learn threatens to unravel the entire universe. New tales that continue the storyline of the hit Revolution comic-book event and featuring the same amazing creative team! Exclusive bound-in, Sgt. Savage mini-comic reprinting a lost tale written and drawn by the late, great JOE KUBERT himself! The secrets of the Hasbro universe will be revealed. If you follow one new book this month, make it Revolutionaries!

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IMAGE COMICS

Curse Words #1 – Cover A by Ryan Browne

Curse Words #1

Writer: Charles Soule
Art: Ryan Browne

Cover Price: $3.99

‘THE DEVIL’S DEVIL,’ Part One The new ongoing series from CHARLES SOULE (Daredevil, Death of Wolverine, Star Wars) and RYAN BROWNE (GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS) is COMING FOR YOU! A wizard has appeared in New York City, and he’s casting wonderful spells, getting famous, getting rich-it’s great! But it’s not. This wizard has everyone fooled. He is actually an EVIL WIZARD, and EVIL THINGS are on the way. CURSE WORDS is a gonzo modern fantasy, full of darkness, light…and MAGIC.

All this and quirky animal covers too!

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Horizon TPB Vol. 01

Writer: Brandon Thomas
Art: Juan Gedeon, Frank Martin

Collects: Horizon #1-6
Cover Price: $9.99

 

Zhia Malen thought she’d fought her very last war, until she learned her planet was targeted for occupation…by a desperate world called Earth.

The people of Earth will be told that her arrival on our planet means invasion. These are lies. This is retaliation. Skybound’s newest original series will show you that survival isn’t just a human instinct…

 

Kill or be Killed TPB Vol. 01

Writer: Ed Brubaker
Art: Sean Phillips

Collects: Kill or Be Killed #1-4
Cover Price:
$9.99

 

The darkly twisted story of a young man forced to kill bad people, and how he struggles to keep his secret as it slowly begins to ruin his life and the lives of his friends and loved ones.

Both a thriller and a deconstruction of vigilantism, KILL OR BE KILLED is unlike anything this award-winning team has done before.


VALIANT

DIVINITY III: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1 – Cover A by Clayton Crain

Divinity III: Aric, Son of the Revolution #1

Writer: Joe Harris
Art: David Lafuente

Cover Price: $3.99

Out of Divinity III: Stalinverse, Valiant’s leading legend – the unstoppable X-O Manowar – becomes the supreme fighting force of the CCCP in the next essential special ripped from the pages of the the winter’s visionary comics events! From bustling urban centers to the collective farms of the countryside, men, women, and children alike all idolize the same hero of the global Soviet republic: Aric, Son of the Revolution! Returned to Earth from the stars with the ultimate nuclear deterrent – the indestructible X-O Manowar armor – the champion of socialism has singlehandedly consolidated the state’s military and political superiority at home and abroad. But when a surprise attack from a little-known enemy shines an untoward light on the modern-day Soviet Union’s darkest secret, will Aric pursue his mission? or justice for the quiet dead of an empire’s oppression? The Valiant Universe as we now know it continues to reveal itself? as acclaimed writer Joe Harris (Snowfall) and superstar artist David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man) present a star-shattering tale of sins, secrets, and tragedy for the global hero of the worldwide Communist state!

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Generation Zero #6 – Cover A by Juan Jose Ryp

Generation Zero #6

Writer: Fred Van Lente
Art: Javier Pulido

Cover Price: $3.99

Generation Zero managed to survive their first mission, and now duty has called on them to venture deep inside a perilous dimension only known as the Heroscape to see the world through a new set of eyes! They’ll discover their friends’ biggest secrets, their enemies’ darkest fears, and their town’s sinister connection to this imagination-fueled reality. But just because the Heroscape is imaginary, doesn’t mean it can’t kill you? And, from anime-inflected zombie hordes to psychedelic sci-fi warriors, all of Rook, Michigan’s most deeply buried fantasies are about to come roaring out of your daydreams! Dream big because New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) and acclaimed artists Javier Pulido (Daredevil) and Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR) are gearing up for a brand-new jumping-on point that’s going to send Valiant’s temperamental teenage time-bombs blasting out of the suburbs and into their most grisly adventure yet!

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Harbinger Renegades #3 – Cover A by Darick Robertson

Harbinger Renegades #3

Writer: Rafer Roberts
Art: Darick Robertson

Cover Price: $3.99

Reunited, but once again torn from the lives they’d carefully rebuilt, the Harbinger Renegades have found themselves attacked on all sides by a vicious new enemy – a radicalized army of psiot zealots determined to bring the system down by any means necessary. Can this band of former friends become the fighters they once were, or will they succumb to the temptation of a new power that’s more vicious than anything they’ve ever faced before? With Torque and Faith in mortal jeopardy, Peter Stanchek and Kris Hathaway must put the past behind them and embrace their chosen destiny in what lies ahead.

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ZENESCOPE

GFT Robyn Hood: I Love NY #8 – Cover A by David Lorenzo Riveiro

GFT Robyn Hood: I Love NY #8

Writer: Joe Brusha
Art: Lou Iovino

Cover Price: $3.99

When a slippery foe disappears into the streets and alleyways of Brooklyn, the Realm Knights turn to Robyn for help. Together with Masumi, Earth’s Knight, they traverse the darkest corners of Brooklyn’s underbelly. From Brighton Beach and Bushwick to Cobble Hill and Flatbush, Robyn and Masumi follow the trail of death and destruction left by this villain, racing to find him before his evil machinations change New York forever.

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Satan’s Hollow HC

Writer: Joe Brusha
Art: Allan Otero, Fran Gamboa

Collects: Satan’s Hollow #1-6
Cover Price:
$24.99

Near the turn of the 21st century, a satanic cult begins to perform experimental rituals in the Ohio woods. These rituals become more and more disturbing and eventually lead to the ultimate evil – human sacrifice. A string of sacrifices eventually open a portal within the hollow that leads directly to hell… But is this all just an urban legend?

Now, twenty years later, the last surviving victim of the cult has returned, and something immensely evil has arrived along with her. It’s an entity known only as the Shadow Man. One of Zenescope’s scariest titles in years is here!

 

 

 

Jason Bennett
Jason Bennett is PopCultHQ's senior editor, a contributing writer, and comic book reviewer/reporter. He is a big lover of coffee, cats, cooking and comics (plus all things Green Lantern). He is a strong supporter of indie comics, creators, and publishers and Chris Hardwick is his spirit animal (we don't know how to respond to that). Follow Jason on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TahoeJBennett
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