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Upcoming furry comics for January 2013 (Previews and Marvel Previews)

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Due to technical difficulties, I was unable to get the December Previews list out before December, so there is a short hiatus in the archives. However, since there was a year and a half hiatus just before and nobody complained, I'm guessing I'm not going to catch much flak.

Andrews McMeel

The Complete Calvin & Hobbes
Hardcover
Writing and art by Bill Watterson
Partial color, 1432 pages, US $150
“Calvin & Hobbes is unquestionably one of the most popular comic strips of all time. The imaginative world of a boy and his real-only-to-him tiger was first syndicated in 1985 and appeared in more than 2,400 newspapers up until Bill Watterson retired on January 1, 1996. Now, the entire body of Calvin & Hobbes cartoons is gathered together in this special three volume, hardcover, slipcased edition.”
crossie’s note: They’re also reprinting every single paperback C&H collection EVER and listing it, but I’m not typing out all of them.

Antarctic Press

Gold Digger #147
Writing and art by Fred Perry
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“Genn and Séance are all packed up and ready to go on their honeymoon, but Genn has an outstanding soul debt, and it’s just come due! The Daemon Mouse and his curse return to claim Genn and take her back to the tomb of the Protoking for the equinoctial sacrifice!”

Gold Digger Holidays Special #2
Writing and art by Fred Perry
Black and white, 32 pages, US $3.50
“Another collection of the best and brightest of holiday themed Gold Digger work from creator Fred Perry! Celebrate anytime of the year you like with the Diggers sisters and their friends and family!”

Honey Badger vs. The World #1
Writing and art by Fred Perry and Jey Odin
“This is the Honey Badger. He’s had his own video, commercials and even a comic book. But Honey Badger don’t care. Long as he gets to eat whenever he’s not asleep, that’s all that matters. Plenty of animals, people and … things … have a problem with the Honey Badger’s attitude, and they’re all gonna be up in his furry grill but when you’re that badass, you don’t give a – well, you know.”

Archie Comic Publications

Sonic the Hedgehog #245
Written by Ian Flynn, art by Terry Austin, Tracy Yardley and Matt Herms
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99
“Endangered Species, part three. It’s all out war on Albion! Lien-Da’s Dark Egg Legion battles Thrash’s devil dog pack, with Knuckles and Team Fighters giving their all to control the chaos! The dark origin of Thrash is revealed, opening up a no-holds-bared throw-down with Knuckles!”

Sonic Universe #48
Written by Ian Flynn, art by Jim Amash, Stephen Downer and Tracy Yardley
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99
“All for One, part three. The Chaotix travel the world in search of Mighty and Ray! The trail leads them to Sand Blast City and into the clutches of the nefarious Sand Blasters. The case takes a turn for the secretive as lies are spun and plans are hatched. And Mighty makes an all-or-nothing decision!”

Sonic the Hedgehog Select Volume 7
Trade paperback
Art by Patrick Spaz Spaziante
Full color, 128 pages, US $11.99
“Sonic the Hedgehog’s most popular graphic novel series is back! Princess Sally Acorn is the single most famous Sonic character to come from Sonic media other than the games! Debuting in the cartons and living on in the comic series. Sally has endured as the tomboy rebel leader and Sonic’s love interest. This volume of Sonic Select collects signature Sally stories, including the entire hard-to-find Princess Sally mini-series!”

Sonic Super Special Magazine #6
Trade paperback
Art by Tracy Yardley
Full color, 112 pages, US $9.99
“This month the Sonic Super Special Magazine really packs a punch! The first ever Sonic comic magazine in Archie history returns with over 100 pages of comics, news, and features, with a special spotlight on Sonic and Knuckles! Pack up for a journey to the east, return to the mysterious Angel Island, and do battle with Mammoth Mogul alongside the Chaotix, available for the first time in one place in this deluxe, magazine sized, quarterly collection!”

Sonic Universe Volume 4: Journey to the East
Trade paperback
Written by Ian Flynn, art by Tracy Yardly and Ben Hunzeker
Full color, 112 pages, US $11.99
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going! Sonic leads Tails, Sally and the Monkey Khan to the other side of Mobius to the beautiful and mysterious Dragon Kingdom! Four ninja clans have sworn fealty to the Iron Queen and her Iron Dominion, and it’s up to Sonic to get them to break away! New and old faces abound in this world-spanning foreign adventure! Collects the entire ‘Journey to the East’ storyline from Sonic Universe #13-16 plus exclusive special features!”

Avatar Press

Ferals #12
Written by David Lapham, art by Gabriel Andrade
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99, rated MR
“The final issue of the second Ferals arc will leave you speechless. It is all out war on the mountain with Rikkard’s wolves and the FBI. The feral townsfolk are in hiding and Dale Chesnutt has come face to face with his greatest fear. Rikkard’s minions have destroyed an entire town and he plans to rip Chesnutt’s heart out with a terrifying act of vengeance. The end times are here and there is no turning back from the horror.”

Bongo Comics

Spongebob Comics #16
Written by Jacob Lambert, art by Stephanie Gladden and Jacob Chabot
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99
“It’s an all-out adventure issue as SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs set out on sea voyage in search of ‘The Treasure of Captain Goldfish’ – with a sinister stowaway on board. Plus: a pull-out map, facts about sea turtles, Spongebob’s trip to a land of wizards and fauns, and more!”

Boom! Studios

Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm #5
Written by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman, art by Damian Couceiro
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“Brand new arc! Perfect jumping-on point for new readers! After the destruction of Ape City, Doctor Zaius, his family, Cornelius and Marcus are faced with the difficult and often treacherous task of rebuilding … but what terror lies beneath the ruins? Find out what the Ape City cataclysm has awoken …”

Planet of the Apes Vol. 4
Trade paperback
Written by Daryl Gregory, Jeff Parker, Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman, art by Carlos Magno, Gabriel Hardman, Benjamin Dewey and John Lucas
Full color, 144 pages, US $19.99
“The Planet of the Apes saga continues! Don’t miss the fourth volume of the sci-fi masterpiece that pits man versus ape in the continuity of the landmark original feature film. The world has changed – humans seemingly have learned their place, and the utopia that Voice Alaya sought for her people has seemingly arrived at last. Writer Daryl Gregory and artist Carlos Magno continue their critically acclaimed run on Planet of the Apes!”

Dark Horse

Emily and the Strangers #1 (of 3)
Written by Rob Reger and Mariah Huehner, art by Emily Ivie and Buzz Parker
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99, on sale Jan. 30
“With the help of her trio of troublemaking cats, Emily is determined to make the most rockin’ song the world has ever known and win a legendary haunted guitar … but can she do it solo? Only one thing is for sure – what Emily wants, Emily gets … sometimes.”

DC

Animal Man #16
Written by Jeff Lemire, art by Steve Pugh, Timothy Green II and Joseph Silver
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99, rated T+, on sale Jan. 9
“‘Rotworld: The Red Kingdom’ part four! Animal Man has Constantine, Steel, Black Orchid, Beast Boy, Frankenstein and a whole army of patchwork men and women at his back – but is that enough to go up against Anton Arcane at the heart of the Rot? Team Red sets off for Metropolis to recruit a powerful new ally!”

The Flash #16
Written by Francic Manapul and Brian Buccellato, art by Francis Manapul
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99, rated T, on sale Jan. 30
“The Flash takes Grodd into the Speed Force in a last ditch effort to defeat the mad gorilla! And … he loses?! Plus: The Rogues, the introduction of a major villain and a look at the one and only date between Barry Allen and Iris West in The New 52!”

The Savage Hawkman #16
Written by Frank Tieri, art by Joe Bennett and Art Thibert
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99, rated T, on sale Jan. 30
“‘Hawkman Wanted’ crashed to its conclusion! Carter Hall can’t escape his past! Two worlds collide – with Hawkman caught in the middle!”

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #29
Art and writing by Scott Gross
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99, rated E, on sale Jan. 9
“When actors start to disappear from a movie shoot, Mystery Inc. joins the cast to crack the case from the inside! Can the gang solve this mystery before the producers pull the plug?”

Superman Family Adventures #9
Written by Art Baltazar and Franco, art by Art Baltazar
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99, rated E, on sale Jan. 30
“The mysterious Brainiac arrives! Is he an alien, a robot, or both? Will he shrink Metropolis with his shrinking ray? How did he find the Fortress of Solitude anyway? Find out in this epic issue!”
crossie’s note: I keep listing this series because Krypto is obviously part of the Superman family, as well as possibly Streaky. That horse Supergirl used to date … not so much.

Swamp Thing #16
Written by Scott Snyder, art by Yanick Paquette
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99, rated T+, on sale Jan. 9
“‘Rotworld: The Green Kingdom” races towards its epic conclusion! It’s Swamp Thing vs. Rotmonster as Superman as Arcane’s ultimate plan is revealed! What sacrifice must Swamp Thing make to cleanse the Earth of the Rot? And what secret did Batman leave behind in the ruins of Gotham City?”
crossie’s note: The cover kind of spoils that last question with Man-Bat being the correct answer.

Fantagraphics Books

Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 3: Starring Fritz the Cat
Trade paperback
Writing and art by R. Crumb
Partial color, 144 pages, US $19.99
“These early volumes of our multiple Harvey and Eisner Award-winning Complete Crumb Comics series have been amongst our most demanded reprints over the last few years. Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 3 includes the stories that began to build the Crumb legend. Also includes rare art, some of Crumb’s long-lost American Greeting cards from the 60s and more. Plus, the story of Crumb’s first acid trip!”

Graphix

Chickenhare
Trade paperback
Writing and art by Chris Grine
Black and white, 160 pages, US $10.99
“Chickenhare: half chicken, half rabbit, 100% hero! What’s a chickenhare? A cross between a chicken and a rabbit, of course. And that makes Chickenhare the rarest animal around! So when he and his turtle friend Abe are captured and sold to the evil taxidermist Klaus, they’ve got to find a way to escape before Klaus turns them into stuffed animals. With the help of two other strange creatures, Banjo and Meg, they might even get away. But with Klaus and his thugs hot on their trail, the adventure is only just beginning for this unlikely quartet of friends.”

Humanoids Inc

District 14
Hardcover
Written by Pierre Gabus, art by Romuald Reutimann
Black and white, 304 pages, US $44.95
“Follow Michael the elephant as he arrives in the city known as District 14, a labyrinthine metropolis where humans, animals and aliens coexist. A unique anthropomorphic mystery with an intricate plot and a fantastic cast of characters, this incredible French series is finally making its way across the Atlantic.”

IDW

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #3
Written by Katie Cook, art by Andy Price, Amy Mebberson and Stephanie Buscema
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“The Mane 6 enter the heart of the Changeling Kingdom to rescue their friends! Danger lurks everywhere, and each My Little Pony character will have to put their best hoof forward if they are to survive the night! Unfortunately that’s exactly what the Changeling Queen expects! Will our heroes fall into her trap?”
crossie’s note: No more of that “of 4” stuff this month.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #7
Writing and art by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird
Full color, 38 pages, US $3.99
“The TMNT’s first intergalactic adventure comes to a startling close! It’s Turtles vs. Triceratons on an interplanetary gladiatorial fight to the finish! Will the Turtles make it home and be reunited with Master Splinter?”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #18
Written by Tom Waltz and Kevin Eastman, art by Ben Bates and Kevin Eastman
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“The Turtles are stranded in Dimension X! With Krang waging a massive war against the Neutrinos, the Turtles have no choice but to help. What can four lone Turtles do against an army of Stone Soldiers? The answer lies with Fugitoid!”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secret History of the Foot Clan #2 (of 4)
Written by Mateus Santolouco and Erik Burnham, art by Mateus Santolouco
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“The TMNT and the Foot Clan race to intercept the one man who may be able to uncover long-lost secrets of Shredder’s power! In Feudal Japan, Oroku Saki’s friendship with Hamato Yoshi crumbles as Saki begins to fully comprehend his true destiny in the Foot Clan. Can his ambition be contained?”

Transformers: Prime – Rage of the Dinobots #3 (of 4)
Written by Mike Johnson and Mairghread Scott, art by Agustin Padilla and Ken Christiansen
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“Spawns of Shockwave! The mind-blowing introduction of the Dinobots into the Prime universe continues here! The Dinobots enter the belly of the beast in an attempt to save their comrades. But when Shockwave’s minions turn the tables, Grimlock will have to decide whether to beat them … or join them!”

True Blood #9
Written by Annie Nocentie and Michael McMillian, art by Michael Gaydos
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“The latest True Blood storyline comes to an end in an all-out battle! Jason and Sookie struggle to keep their shaky alliance of vampires and werewolves together long enough to save Bon Temps from an ancient and powerful wolf pack. Find out how successful they are in this hair-raising finale!”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, Vol. 3
Trade Paperback
Written by Dean Clarrain, art by Jim Lawson and Ken Mitchroney
Full color, 124 pages, US $19.99
“The all-ages TMNT action continues in this collection of TMNT Adventures! Enjoy classic Turtles tales like ‘Codename: Chameleon,’ ‘Going Down?,’ ‘White Light’ and ‘The Lost World.’”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ultimate Collection, Vol. 5
Hardcover
Writing and art by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird
Partial color, 204 pages, US $49.99
“This final Ultimate Collection brings the end of the ‘City at War’ storyline and concludes the Eastman and Laird era of TMNT. Featuring brand-new annotations by Eastman and Laird as well as an all-new cover by Eastman, this is a must have for TMNT collectors and fans.”

Image Comics

Hack/Slash #23
Written by Tim Seeley, art by Elena Casagrande and Elizabeth Torque
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.50, rated M, on sale Jan. 30
“Final, part four. The all Final Girl team has to take the highway to stop Black Lamp Society. If they don’t, the insidious cult will poison an entire shipment of orange cola and turn a legion of Ig’Nant Mime Squad fans into slashers!”
crossie’s note: No mention of Pooch or sign of him on the cover, but whatever. I’m listing it.

Perhapanauts: Danger Down Under #3 (of 5)
Written by Todd Dezago, art by Craig Rousseau
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.50, rated E, on sale Jan. 2
“The Australian Adventure, part three. Down into a vast network of caverns below the billibongs, Big and his motley crew of a team hunt the voracious Bunyip! Or, wait … that’s not right. I mean, it’s hunting them! Plus: Choopie and Karl continue their Wild West adventure and Molly has her hands full in Peru where the legendary El Cuero is preying on goats … and people … and Perhapanauts!”
crossie’s note: I know nothing about this title, but it looks furry. Kinda. If you squint at it right …

Super Dinosaur #18
Written by Robert Kirkman, art by Jason Howard
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99, rated E, on sale Jan. 30
“Super Dinosaur and Derek Dynamo come face to face with a new threat unlike any they’ve faced before. Who is Tyrannosaurus X?!”
crossie’s note: I just realized Image is the only major publisher who lists their titles alphabetically. Because that makes too much sense for everyone else apparently.

Elephantmen, Vol. 5: Devilish Functions
Trade Paperback
Written by Richard Starkings, art by Axel Medellin, Shaky Kane and Boo Cook
Full color, 312 pages, US $24.99, rated M, on sale Jan. 2
“Collects ‘Man and Elephantman’ (including the sold out one-shot and the highly sought after issue by The Bulletproof Coffin’s Shaky Kane) and ‘The Killing Season.’ Elephantmen Vol. 5 is packed with extras, including art by J. Scott Campbell and the shocking ‘strip’ from CBLDF Liberty Annual 2011 by Richard Starkings and Shaky Kane.”

Bomb Queen Deluxe Edition, Vol. 1
Hardcover
Writing and art by Jimmie Robinson
Full color, 256 pages, US $24.99, rated M+, on sale Jan. 23
“The definitive, remastered, oversized edition of one of the most outrageous comics of the 21st century! This special, super-deluxe hardcover features the first eight Bomb Queen comics, the first one-shot Bomb Queen special, plus behind the scenes features, stories and extras! For the discriminating adult reader (Warning: hide it from yer mom!).”
crossie’s note: I know from the Hack/Slash crossover there’s a talking cat involved.

Kaboom!

Adventure Time: #12
Written by Ryan North, art by Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“The hottest all-ages comic celebrates its one year anniversary! BMO’s sick, but it’s not just any virus … it’s a magical virus! And now, Finn and Jake have to seek out a sorta-no-good-very-bad wizard to set things right! Don’t miss the latest issue of what critics called ‘the best series of 2012!’”

Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake #1 (of 6)
Writing and art by Natasha Allegri
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“Fan-favorite Adventure Time sensations Fionna and Cake arrive to the hit Adventure Time comic! Join Cake the Cat and Fionna the Human in this totally algebraic new adventure, written and drawn by Fionna and Cake creator and Adventure Time storyboard artist Natasha Allegri! When Fionna rescues a feral flame boy from a pack of wild fire lions, it starts her on a quest she’ll never forget … Don’t miss out on this sure-to-be insanely popular new Adventure Time mini-series!”

Garfield #9
Written by Mark Evanier, art by Gary Barker, Dan Davis and Mike DeCarlo
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“What’s Garfield’s New Year’s Resolution? More lasagna, more pizza and never ever to wake up on a Monday! Our amazing team returns in 2013 to bring you two more all-new Garfield stories, and this time they brought along a friend: the legendary artist Al Jaffee, who draws this month’s variant cover! Make sure to reserve your copy today!”

Peanuts #5
Writing and art by Charles Schulz
Full color, 32 pages, US $3.99
“Now an ongoing series! Peanuts is back for the new year with Snoopy’s most beloved personality taking center stage … The Flying Ace! Will his Sopwith Camel hold up against the Red Baron long enough for Snoopy to make it back to café for a cold, tall root beer? Charles Schulz’s beloved creations keep going strong with all-new stories mixed in with Schulz original Sunday strips.”

Roger Langridge’s Snarked Vol. 3
Trade paperback
Writing and art by Roger Langridge
Full color, 112 pages, US $14.99
“Eisner Award-winning creator Roger Langridge (The Muppet Show, Thor: The Mighty Avenger) returns as his critically acclaimed series Snarked comes to its thrilling conclusion! After a perilous high seas journey, our heroes have finally reached their destination: Snark Island. But what dangers will they encounter on their search for the missing Red King? Will Scarlett be able to save the kingdom from the clutches of the dastardly royal advisors? And what will become of the Walrus and the Carpenter?”

Marvel

Astonishing X-Men #58
Written by Marjorie Liu, art by Gabriel Hernandez Walta and Phil Noto
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T+
“Warbird is on the run, labeled an enemy of the Earth as well as of the Shi’ar! The X-Men must choose whether to help her or bring her in. What’s the secret of the alien artifact she’s uncovered?”

Monsters, Inc. #2 (of 2)
Written by Charles Bazaldua, art by Claudio Sciarrone, Elisabetta Melaranci, Anna Merli, Davide Zannetti, Sonia Matrone, Mara Damiani, Elena M. Naggi, Lori Tyminski and Adrienne Brown
32 pages, US $2.99, rated All Ages
“Adapting the hit movie! Just in time for the 3D re-release of the classic Disney/Pixar adventure! When they’re not hiding under the bed or lurking in the closet, the monsters that scare human children live and work in the great city of Monstropolis. Monsters Mike and Sulley accidentally allow a human girl to sneak into Monstropolis, and they must return her home before anyone notices – or they might lose their jobs at Monsters, Inc.!”

Road to Oz #4 (of 6)
Written by Eric Shanower, art by Skottie Young
32 pages, US $3.99, rated All Ages
“The classic Frank Baum tale, re-imagined! Death looms all around for Dorothy and her friends. Behind them the cannibalistic Scoodlers want to cook them for soup! While in front lies the Deadly Desert – just one step onto its sands instantly turns flesh to dust. The Land of Oz is just beyond, but it looks as if they won’t survive to reach it.”

Scarlet Spider #13
Written by Christopher Yost, art by Khoi Pham and Ryan Stegman
32 pages, US $2.99, rated T+
“In the Midst of Wolves part one of three. Brand new arc! Mysteries come to light as a threat from Mexico comes for Aracely, the girl Scarlet Spider saved in issue one. An old foe of Spider-Man’s returns, the mutant werewolf Carlos Lobo … and he’s not alone. Plus: What is the secret of Kaine’s new powers? How did he come back to life after the Grim Hunt? The answers begin here, as everything changes for the man called Kaine.”

NBM

Garfield and Co. Volume 5: A Game of Cat and Mouse
Hardcover
Written by Jim Davis and Mark Evanier, art by Elipsanime/Darguad Media
“Garfield isn’t a mouser. He doesn’t even mind mice – as long as they don’t get in his way, he couldn’t care less. But when his mouse friend Squeek invites his big family to stay at Jon’s, they quickly take over the entire house – turning the kitchen into a Mouse Paradise complete with tennis court, spa and buffet. Jon gives Garfield an ultimatum: get rid of the mice or Jon will call an exterminator.”

Garfield and Co. Volume 8: Secret Agent X
Hardcover
Written by Jim Davis and Mark Evanier, art by Ellipsanime/Darguad Media
Full color, 32 pages, US $7.99
“A spy known only as Agent X has arrived in the neighborhood, and is ruining Garfield’s life by telling anyone who will listen the details of all his secrets. Garfield enlists the help of his mouse friend, Squeak, to get to the bottom of this. Who is Agent X, really? How does he know so much about Garfield? The truth may turn out to be more shocking than Garfield can imagine.”

Oni Press

Penny Arcade Vol. 9: Passion’s Howl
Trade paperback
Written by Jerry Holkins, art by Mike Krahulik
Full color, 112 pages, US $14.99, rated Older Audiences, on sale March 20
“Jonathan Gabriel: Supreme Lycar of the secretive, xenophobic and insular Wildfur clan. Tycho Brahe: the ‘fresh meat’ in an elite, Top Secret werewolf-killing squad known only as ‘The Werewolf Killers.’ But there is a thirst beyond thirst – a thirstening Jonathan Gabriel knows only too well. Tycho feels it too; to be drunk on moonlight, entwined in the super hairy arms of some kind of man/wolf type dude. Passion’s Howl, or whatever. Listen! This is just solicit copy. Everything inside is Penny Arcade comics. Specifically, all the Penny Arcade comics from 2009.”
crossie’s note: This is barely furry verging on anti-furry, and doesn’t even really come out until two months after January, but you know what? That’s hilarious.

Sunday Press Books

Krazy Kat: A Celebration of Sundays
Hardcover
Writing and art by George Herriman
Full color, 160 pages, US $100
“Sunday pages by George Herriman are reprinted here for the first time in their original size and colors, just in time for Krazy’s 100th birthday! Included is a sampling of all Herriman’s pre-Krazy comic creations, most never reprinted before. With contributions by Michael Tisserand and art Spiegelman.”

Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz
Hardcover
Written by L. Frank Baum
Full color, 72 pages, US $75
“Enter the magical world of L. Frank Baum’s Oz as you’ve never imagined with this complete run of these rare Sunday comics from Wizard of Oz creator L. Frank Baum and comic pioneer Walt McDougall. Plus, get all 13 episodes of Scarecrow and the Tinman by Oz artist W.W. Denslao, and comics by John R. Neill, all in the original size and colors!”

Th3rd World Studios

The Stuff of Legend: The Toy Collector #4
Written by Mike Raicht and Brian Smith, art by Charles Paul Wilson
Full color, 24 pages, US $3.99
“The land of fairy tales is far from safe. As Max, Monty and Scout continue their search for a weapon to wage war against the Boogeymen, they are forced to take on unlikely allies. Monsters who could very well be worse than the Boogeyman himself. Meanwhile, the soldier known as Homer has returned with more than revenge on his mind. Will any of the boy’s loyal toys survive his wrath?”

Vertigo

Fables #125
Written by Bill Willingham, art by Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99, rated Mature Readers, on sale Jan. 23
“So Snow White is finally getting an arc of Fables named after her? That’s too bad, since it always means the title character is about to be put through the ringer. And she has to go through these trials and tribulations alone, because Bigby is off learning to drive (which leads to its own harrowing implications). But she’s made of pretty stern stuff, our Snow, and she’s never been a wilting flower in the face of adversity, so let’s see what’s she’s made of.”

Fairest #11
Written by Lauren Beukes, art by Inaki Miranda and Adama Hughes
Full color, 32 pages, US $2.99, rated Mature Readers, on sale Jan. 9
“Dark history and high court intrigue unfold as Rapunzel hatches a desperate plan to steal Tomoko’s soul fire back from the conniving shogun Ryogan. There’s murder, scheming, poisonings, safe-cracking, vengeful ghosts, treachery revealed in porcelain and a terrible, bloody invasion.”

Yen Press

Soul Eater Volume 12
Trade paperback
Writing and art by Atsushi Ohkubo
Black and white, 176 pages, US $11.99
“The DWMA student body is still reeling after the news that one of their own is a witch. But as one young witch flees Death City, another has come back to DWMA hoping to strike a deal with Shinigami-sama. Medusa has already proven herself a traitor to the school, but the information she offers is critical to DWMA’s efforts to take down Arachnophobia and curb the spread of madness. Can Medusa be trusted to lead a team of students into the heart of enemy territory?”

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