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THE PULSE: High Fantasy Tales, Young Reader Heroes and More in New Releases for November 28th, 2018

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Welcome to The Beat’s Wednesday Pulse!

This series will check in with what’s coming out in comic stores each and every week, offering insight to some of the most anticipated releases on the stands. In the end, we’re hoping to shine a spotlight on things you might not know you’d enjoy… and hope to offer a space for you to share what you are excited for this week.

Please note: our opinions are ours, and yours are yours – and while we encourage you to share your likes, this is not a forum to discourage others for enjoying what they enjoy. Comics are for everyone.

PREMIERE PUBLISHERS

HIGHEST HOUSE TP
(IDW PUBLISHING)

(Cover by Yuko Shimizu)

THE PUBLISHER SAYS // To be born a slave is in fact not a fatality. And facts can be changed. In the country of Ossaniul, there is a fortress that is as disproportionate as it is inaccessible: the Highest House. Its masters, the noble family of Aldercrest, reign over a veritable army of slaves. At the bottom of the ladder, young Moth performs the most thankless tasks and has little hope of living past childhood. Until the day he meets Obsidian, a mysterious prisoner of the House who whispers to him in his sleep. If Moth does what he asks, Obsidian will give him fortune and glory. And there’s every indication that Obsidian can make good on his promises. Will Moth accept the offer?

Through a subtle alternate history, The Highest House takes us to a fictional country reminiscent of the Balkan kingdoms of the 16th century. Mike Carey and Peter Gross (Lucifer, The Unwritten) draw from this context a captivating fantasy narrative that reflects on the human soul, the corrupting power of slavery, and the inequalities of class, all from the different perspectives of the House’s many inhabitants. Both immediate and timeless, Highest House is a multifaceted fantasy sure to stay with readers long after the final page has turned.

THE BEAT SAYS // This series features some of the best work in Carey and Gross’ careers, which is saying a lot. Originally released in albums over in Europe, this story is presented in an oversized format, with the beautiful kind of work that the longer, more attentive deadlines of the European market allow.

MARVEL ACTION SPIDER-MAN #1
(IDW PUBLISHING)

(Cover by Fico Ossio)

THE PUBLISHER SAYS // Readers of all ages can get tangled up in these all new adventures of Spider-Man and his astonishing friends! Peter Parker has thrown down with deadly villains and legendary heroes, but high school life might be his greatest challenge yet. Luckily, he has a shot at making the grade with a little help from his new friends… Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy! A Marvelous new era begins here!

THE BEAT SAYS // It was only a matter of time before Marvel started farming the content of their all ages line out to other companies. These books are well needed in this industry, and Marvel has been a long way behind DC in producing content that very young kids are digging into. Books like this, the upcoming Avengers book, and the Black Panther title (by Kyle Baker, no less!) should provide great content for the gap in the Marvel line.

IRONHEART #1
(MARVEL COMICS)

(Cover by Amy Reeder)

THE PUBLISHER SAYS // THE FORMER STAR OF INVINCIBLE IRON MAN HEADLINES HER OWN SOLO SERIES!

When a group of world leaders is taken hostage by one of Spider-Man’s old foes, Riri Williams will have to step up her game. And she’ll be stunned when someone from back in Sweet Home Chicago enters her life…  CHAMPIONS artist Kevin Libranda joins award-winning poet Eve Ewing, as Ironheart steps boldly out of Tony Stark’s shadow to forge her own future!

THE BEAT SAYS // There’s a lot of buzz surrounding this series. Fresh off of staring in the previous Invincible Iron Man series, Iron Heart gets a book of her own, with an incredible writer. Marvel provided us with a look of the whole first issue, and it does an incredible job of re-introducing Riri Williams to new readers, while providing enough of a story engine for those who have been around from the beginning. This is another book that should grab the burgeoning young readers market that is the true driving heart (and future) of this industry.

DC NUCLEAR WINTER SPECIAL #1
(DC Comics)

(Cover by Yanick Paquette)

THE PUBLISHER SAYS // The holidays are tough enough as it is, but when you’re living in a post-apocalyptic wasteland (or, you know, 2018) the world can seem bleaker than ever. So do yourself a favor this holiday season, break out your best eggnog and enjoy 10 all-new stories featuring the World’s Greatest Heroes, including looks at the futures of Batman, Superman and the Flash, as well as many more denizens of the DC Universe.

THE BEAT SAYS // DC Comics has been putting out these anthologies on the regular, mixing stories from upcoming talent with established creators. Past anthologies have featured sequential art from high-demand cover artist Francesco Mattina, first appearances by new characters, and a whole lot more. Announced for this special, is work from Paul Dini and Cully Hamner. What else will be in store? You’ll have to wait and find out.

MORE FROM PREMIERE PUBLISHERS

BOOM! STUDIOS

CODA #7 (OF 12)
FENCE #12
JIM HENSON LABYRINTH UNDER SPELL #1
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #33
OVER GARDEN WALL HOLLOW TOWN #3
REGULAR SHOW 25 YEARS LATER #6 (OF 6)

CLUELESS ORIGINAL GN VOL 02 ONE LAST SUMMER
FIREFLY BIG DAMN HEROES BOX SET
PANDORAS LEGACY ORIGINAL GN
ROBOCOP CITIZENS ARREST TP

DARK HORSE COMICS

HELLBOY AND BPRD 1956 #1 (OF 5)
STRANGER THINGS #3

ART OF WE HAPPY FEW HC
BLACK HAMMER LIBRARY ED HC VOL 01
CREEPY ARCHIVES HC VOL 27
DISNEY CLASSICS MOBY DICK STARRING DONALD DUCK
HALO OMNIBUS TP VOL 01
SWORD DAUGHTER HC VOL 01 SHE BRIGHTLY BURNS
THE ONCE AND FUTURE TARZAN TP
YOSHITAKA AMANO THE ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY HC BEYOND THE FANTASY (REGULAR + LTD ED)

DC COMICS

ACTION COMICS #1005
AQUAMAN JUSTICE LEAGUE DROWNED EARTH #1 // The grand finalé to this arc sets up the future of Aquaman, and Atlantis, right before the new creative team takes over his book, and the movie hits in December.
BATGIRL #29
BATMAN BEYOND #26
BATMAN KINGS OF FEAR #4 (OF 6)
BOOKS OF MAGIC #2 (MR)
DETECTIVE COMICS #993
FLASH #59
HEROES IN CRISIS #3 (OF 9)
HEX WIVES #2 (MR)
INJUSTICE VS THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #5 (OF 6)
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #3
LOONEY TUNES #246
OLD LADY HARLEY #2 (OF 5)
RAVEN DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS #10 (OF 12)
SCARLET #4 (OF 5) (MR)
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #44
SILENCER #11
TERRIFICS #10
TITANS #30
WONDER WOMAN #59

ALL STAR SUPERMAN TP BLACK LABEL
AQUAMAN THE SEARCH FOR MERA DELUXE ED HC
BATMAN KNIGHTSEND TP
ETERNITY GIRL TP (MR)
FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS TP VOL 02
GREEN ARROW TP VOL 06 TRIAL OF TWO CITIES REBIRTH
IMMORTAL MEN TP THE END OF FOREVER
INVISIBLES BOOK 04 (MR)
SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS REBIRTH DLX COLL HC BOOK 03
SUPERMAN TP VOL 07 BIZARROVERSE REBIRTH
TEEN TITANS THE SILVER AGE TP VOL 02
YOUNG JUSTICE TP BOOK 03

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

BARBARELLA #12 (MR)
KISS BLOOD STARDUST #2
RED SONJA #23
VAMPIRELLA DEJAH THORIS #3

IDW PUBLISHING

HOUSE AMOK #3
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #11
TMNT MACROSERIES #3 LEONARDO // The Macroseries books have been great little one shot stories. This one is by Sophie Campbell, whose TMNT stories are always worth a look.
TMNT ONGOING #88
UNCLE SCROOGE MY FIRST MILLIONS #3 (OF 4)

ATOMIC EMPIRE HC
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO TP VOL 21
SUPERMAN SILVER AGE SUNDAYS HC VOL 01

IMAGE COMICS

DIE DIE DIE #5 (MR)
MAN-EATERS #3
REDNECK #17 (MR)
REGRESSION #13 (MR)
STRAY BULLETS SUNSHINE & ROSES #40 (MR)
WARNING #1 (MR) // From the publisher: “An enormous machine slowly materializes in a major West Coast city. Who sent it-and why-is a mystery, understood only by the malevolent beings gliding silently toward Earth through the inky vastness of space. In response, a multinational combat brigade called Gladiator Two-Six is deployed. Outfitted with next-generation military science and weapons, they’re tasked with stopping any extraterrestrial threat that emerges.”

REALM TP VOL 02 (MR)

MARVEL COMICS

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10
BLACK PANTHER #6
BLACK PANTHER VS DEADPOOL #1 (OF 5) 2ND PTG LOPEZ
BLACK PANTHER VS DEADPOOL #2 (OF 5)
DAREDEVIL #612
DEAD MAN LOGAN #1 (OF 12) // Old Man Logan will be dead within the year… and he’s going to quite a few people down with him.
FANTASTIC FOUR #4
INFINITY WARS ARACHKNIGHT #2 (OF 2)
INFINITY WARS WEAPON HEX #2 (OF 2)
MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #12
OLD MAN HAWKEYE #11 (OF 12)
RETURN OF WOLVERINE #3 (OF 5)
SPIDER-GEDDON #2 (OF 5) 2ND PTG MOLINA VAR
SPIDER-GIRLS #2 (OF 3) SG
SPIDER-GWEN GHOST SPIDER #2 SG
SPIDER-GWEN GHOST-SPIDER #1 2ND PTG KAMPE VAR
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #42
STAR WARS DARTH VADER #24
UNCANNY X-MEN #3

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY NICK SPENCER TP VOL 01 BACK BASICS
MARVEL KNIGHTS MARVEL BOY BY MORRISON & JONES TP
MIGHTY THOR TP VOL 05 DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR
MOON GIRL AND MARVEL UNIVERSE TP
QUICKSILVER TP NO SURRENDER
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL TP VOL 07 MY TWO DADS
X-FACTOR EPIC COLLECTION TP ALL-NEW ALL-DIFFERENT X-FACTOR
X-MEN CLASSIC COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 01
X-MEN GOLD TP VOL 07 GODWAR
X-MEN MARAUDERS TP


FEATURED TITLES FROM OTHER PUBLISHERS

CHARLES VESS BOOK OF BALLADS & SAGAS HC
(Titan Comics)

(Cover by Charles Vess)

THE PUBLISHER SAYS // A brand-new collection of the Eisner Award-winning series! This award-winning compendium of English and Scottish fairy tales and folklore returns to print in a sumptuous new collection! Beautifully illustrated by Charles Vess and featuring adaptations by Neil Gaiman – Vess’ collaborator on the hugely successful Stardust – and a host of famous fantasy writers, this new edition also boasts never-before-seen art and an amazing gallery of sketches!

THE BEAT SAYS // This gorgeous collection is finally back in print this week. If you’re a fan of fairy tales and folklore in general, this is a must have.

EMMA G WILDFORD HC
(Titan Comics)

(Cover by Edith)

THE PUBLISHER SAYS // Journey back in time to the roaring twenties, and across England and Lapland, to experience the charming and thrilling adventure of Emma G. Wildford, a tale that mixes mystery, grand adventure, and love. It’s been fourteen months since Emma G. Wildford’s fiancé, Roald Hodges, a member of the National Geographic Society board the good ship Kinship and set sail for Norway… and she has had no news of him since. Every day, she questions the other members of the Society about his whereabouts, and his current situation, whether good or ill, but to no avail. Before he left, Roald gave Emma a mysterious envelope to open, but only in case something happened to him. Rejecting the very thought of Roald’s death, Emma decides to leave behind everything – her life, her comfort, her England, to go to Lapland in pursuit.

Along the way, Emma’s certainties and beliefs will be challenged in every way, changing this quest for her fiancé into a quest for her true, essential self.

Beautifully illustrated and rivetingly written, Emma G. Wildford is a character that will imprint herself on your mind and memory forever!

THE BEAT SAYS // This stunning book tackles themes of adventure and self discovery, building story from the heart. An incredible read.

KISMET MAN OF FATE SC
(A Blue Wave World)

(Cover by Natasha Alterici)

THE PUBLISHER SAYS // Kismet was the world’s first Muslim superhero, fighting Nazis behind enemy lines in WWII. Then, he disappeared. Gone without a trace… until now. Back from beyond, Kismet finds a new world of advanced technology and equal rights still fighting against the same old evils of bigotry, greed, and ignorance.

THE BEAT SAYS // The concept alone piques interest, reimagining the traditional Captain America narrative to illustrate how different backgrounds both change narratives… and keep them exactly the same.

PRINCELESS FIND YOURSELF #1
(Action Lab Comics)

(Cover by Onyinye Anakor)

THE PUBLISHER SAYS // Finally, after all this time, Adrienne is on the way to rescue her oldest sister, Alize. Since the day she left the tower, this is as far as she had planned. Now, it’s all falling apart. Bedelia stayed behind in the mountains with her family and now Adrienne can’t find Alize’s tower. Will she end up lost and alone wandering the desert? Meanwhile, Devin and his friends have stumbled onto an army attacking aa town right on the borders of their kingdom? Who are they and what do they want?

THE BEAT SAYS // The best selling series about a Princess who decides to save herself and her sisters returns here. This will be 7th volume in the series, and it looks like the story is starting to wrap up. If the sound of the concept intrigues you, all the previous volumes are available, and priced for a young reader audience.

QUINCREDIBLE #1
(Lion Forge Comics)

(Cover by Michelle Wong)

THE PUBLISHER SAYS // Quinton, a high school sophomore, is looking to live his best life by moonlighting as a superhero. The catch? His power is invulnerability . . . and that’s the only power he has.

THE BEAT SAYS // This is the latest release from Lion Forge’s Catalyst line of comics, which focus on under represented demographics in superhero stories. The whole line has offered very interesting looks at how a modern superhero universe can form, using a shared universe while focusing more on individual stories. You don’t need to buy the whole line to get what’s going on, just enjoy the corners that you’re reading about without worry. Add to that the interesting twists like this one – what does a superhero do if they can’t be hurt… but can’t really do much else. How do you take down a villain when they still have the strength to knock you down?

MORE TITLES FROM OTHER PUBLISHERS

ADVENTURE VAN #4 (OF 5)
ALBERT EINSTEIN TIME MASON #2
ARCHIE 1941 #3 (OF 5)
ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #294
BEYONDERS #4
BLACK BETTY #6 (MR)
BLASTOSAURUS #4
CATALYST PRIME INCIDENTALS #14
CATALYST PRIME KINO #11
CAVEWOMAN RAMPAGE ONE-SHOT #1 (OF 1)
CERBERUS IN HELL (2018) #1
COME INTO ME #4 (MR)
DEVIL WITHIN #1 (OF 4) 2ND PTG LOTAY CVR (MR)
DREDD FINAL JUDGEMENT #2 (MR)
EDGAR ALLAN POE`S SNIFTER OF TERROR #2 (MR)
FAITH DREAMSIDE #3 (OF 4)
GFT TALES OF TERROR VOL 4 #9
HOUSE OF WAXWORK #3
INVADER ZIM #37
JOHN CARPENTER TALES OF SCI FI STANDOFF #5 (OF 5) (MR)
JUNIOR HIGH HORRORS #2
KIM REAPER VAMPIRE ISLAND #4
MONARCHS #1
MONSTROUS #1 (OF 4)
OH S#!T ITS KIM & KIM #4 (MR)
PARADISE COURT #5 (OF 5)
PINK PANTHER CLASSIC CHRISTMAS #1
PRINCELESS FIND YOURSELF #1
QUANTUM & WOODY (2017) #12
REVENGE OF WONDERLAND #5 (OF 6)
RICK & MORTY #44
SEX DEATH REVOLUTION #2 (MR)
SHIVER BUREAU #7
SNIPER ELITE RESISTANCE #3
STARS END #1
STRANGERS IN PARADISE XXV #8
TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #113 (MR)
THESE SAVAGE SHORES #1 2ND PTG
THESE SAVAGE SHORES #2 (MR)
VAMPBLADE SEASON 3 #7 (MR)
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #21
ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING #54 (MR)

ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF DUKES DAUGHTER GN VOL 02 (MR)
BAREFOOT GEN GN VOL 01 (CURR PTG) (MR)
BEATLES IN COMICS HC (NBM) // From the publisher: “Here’s the complete illustrated story of the Beatles from their formation, through the Beatlemania phenomenon, all the way through their breakup. We see how they evolved along with and amplified the uproar of the sixties, became politically and socially active, and achieved a lasting impact unparalleled in pop music. Chapters combine text and comics for complete information presented in a fun way.”
BLACK HOOD TP VOL 03 (MR)
CARDCAPTOR SAKURA CLEAR CARD GN VOL 05
CATALYST PRIME SUMMIT TP VOL 02 PRICE OF POWER
COMPLETE ADVENTURES THREE MUSKETEERS SP ED TP
DAN DARE COMPLETE COLLECTION HC VOL 01 VENUS CAMPAIGN
DELINQUENT HOUSEWIFE GN VOL 02
DISTANT WORLDS GN VOL 01 EPISODE 1
DRAWING FROM HISTORY FORGOTTEN ART OF FORTUNINO MATANIA
ELRIC RUBY THRONE DLX ED HC
FRANK N STEIN PRIVATE EYE GN
GOLOSSEUM GN VOL 04
GRAND BLUE DREAMING GN VOL 03 (MR)
GRIMJACK OMNIBUS TP VOL 04
HARBINGER WARS 2 TP
I HEAR THE SUNSPOT GN VOL 03 LIMIT PT 1
INSIDE MARI GN VOL 01
LAND OF THE LUSTROUS GN VOL 07
LORD MARKSMAN & VANADIS GN VOL 09
NEKOGAHARA STRAY CAT SAMURAI GN VOL 05
OTHERWORLDLY IZAKAYA NOBU TP VOL 02
PERSONA 3 GN VOL 08
PERSONA 4 GN VOL 08
PEZ GN (Denpa Books) // From the publisher: “Pez is on a journey. She is out searching for a place where there is life and society is still bustling. The world she knows now is far from that. It is a cold and lonely place. And even with her partner, Deco, at her side, she knows that there isn’t much left for her in this place. But along her way, she runs into places and people who remind her of what life used to be. They also give her motivation and hope for what she would to have life be once more!”
PLUME HC VOL 04
PLUME OMNIBUS HC #1
REAL ACCOUNT GN VOL 09 – 11 OMNIBUS
ROBOTECH TP VOL 03 BLIND GAME
SAINT SEIYA SAINTIA SHO GN VOL 04
SEVEN DEADLY SINS GN VOL 29
STAR WARS MILLENNIUM FALCON OWNERS MANUAL HC // From the publisher: “The YT-1300 Corellian Freighter gets the Haynes treatment! This is a Haynes Manual based on the YT-1300 Corellian Freighter, the best-known variant of which is the Millennium Falcon, the iconic spaceship appearing in the original Star Wars trilogy, plus The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and Solo: A Star Wars Story. Using brand-new cutaway illustrations, together with other art and photographs, this manual provides the most thorough technical description of the YT-1300 available, making it essential reading for all Star Wars fans.”
THIS NIGHTMARE KILLS FASCISTS SC (MR) // From the publisher: “A horror anthology collecting 18 stories that reflect on the current state of world politics.”
TOMO CHAN IS A GIRL GN VOL 02
UNDEAD MESSIAH MANGA GN VOL 02
UQ HOLDER GN VOL 15 (MR)
VALERIAN COMPLETE COLLECTION HC VOL 07
WALK THROUGH HELL TP VOL 01
WOTAKOI LOVE IS HARD FOR OTAKU GN VOL 03

MAGAZINES

COMIC SHOP NEWS #1641
HOBBY JAPAN OCTOBER 2018
ICC MAGAZINE #1
ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #23
MANGAZINE VOL 4 #4
MONSTER BASH MAGAZINE SPECIAL #4
NON SPORT UPDATE VOL 29 #6
ROLLED AND TOLD #3
SOLO A STAR WARS STORY ULTIMATE GUIDE SC
STAR WARS INSIDER 2019 SPECIAL

BOOKS

ART MATTERS BECAUSE YOUR IMAGINATION CAN CHANGE WORLD
COMPLETE CARL BARKS INDEX 2ND ED (CBL 5-19) LARGE PRINT SC
COMPLETE CARL BARKS INDEX 2ND ED (CBL 5-19) SC
DOCTOR WHO SECRET IN VAULT 13 YR NOVEL HC
FANTASTIC WORLDS ART OF WILLIAM STOUT HC
MAN WHO DREW FLASHMAN HC
PULP FICTION SC
RESTORING CARL BARKS SC
SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 136 WEALTH SEEKER GUARDIAN OF DEATH
STAR TREK ART OF JOHN EAVES HC
STARK TREK EPIC EPISODES VOL 4
UNAVAILABLE CARL BARKS IN COLOR SC

2 COMMENTS

  1. God, the cover art for Ironheart #1 looks awful. How did that get cleared by Marvel Editorial?

    Really looking forward to Dejah Thoris/Vampirella #3 this week. Hopefully Dejah gets turned into a vampire this issue, something that was teased back in her original series but never followed up on.

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