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Upcoming furry comics for January 2016

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I was beginning to worry there for a moment, but Rocket Raccoon will return in his own comic book series again next year. Stupid awkward Marvel "reboot" thingy.

See also: October 2015 - November 2015 - December 2015

451 Media Group

Bad Moon Rising #4
Written by Scott Rosenberg and Brandon M. Easton, art by Ty Dazo
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Now that one of their members' blood has been spilled, how will the Lunar Cycles gang respond? With the leading research in the filed of Lycanthropic Studies and Investigation finally on the scene, what will a town infested with werewolves do next? Perhaps most importantly, do werewolves prefer their revenge served hot or cold? For these answers, sink your blood-stained teeth into the pulse-pounding fourth issue!"

Action Lab

Hero Cats #9
Written by Kyle Puttkammer, art by Marcus Williams
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated E
"The Crow King Saga, part 3 of 3, Crow Confrontation. Cassiopeia has successfully reunited the Hero Cats, but now they must face their biggest challenge yet. Don't miss the climactic conclusion of the Crow King Saga!"

Itty Bitty Bunnies in Rainbow Pixie Candyland: Pop Tarts
Writing and art by Dean Rankine
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated M
"Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the comic book shop the Itty Bitty Bunnies are back with more weirded-out, drug-induced craziness ... with a soft creamy center. In this issue Phil and Tyrone have an erotic encounter with a pop tart, face off against Satan in a battle of the bands, and have to deal with mouthy kitchen appliances."

Antarctic Press

Gold Digger #230
Writing and art by Fred Perry
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"With the Ooshoosh giantesses of Monster Isle facing a bachelor shortage, members Getchya and Gotchya steal shrink potions and escape to look for prospects. And what better place to test for resilient men than in the UFF! Unfortunately for Ryan and Mistress, the pair of Ooshoosh monster-rasslers are more than good enough for a shot at the tag title!"

Ape Entertainment

Sesame Street: Many Friendly Neighbors
Written by Jason M. Burns, art by Dustin Evans and Bob Berry
28 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Join Elmo and Big Bird as they recruit some of Sesame Street's most recognizably furry faces to help transform their famous block into an imaginative miniature golf course. Additional stories include more beloved characters plus superhero and zombie spoofs!"
crossie's note: That solicit took a sharp turn there in the final two words.

Archie Comics

Sonic the Hedgehog #281
Written by Ian Flynn, art by Terry Austin and Tyson Hesse
"Sonic is speeding down the Dragon Road in Wings of Fire, part one. Sonic and the Freedom Fighters travel to the city-state of Chun-nan in search of more Gaia Keys! Dulcy the dragon is bring all her might to help, but is her fledgling team ready for end-of-the-world stakes? Could anyone really be? Then in Homesick, Bunnie and Tails come to the aid of a Key Guardian in a time of crisis! Featuring cover art by the totally-terrific Tyson Hesse and a special Valentine's Day Love Struck variant by the super-expressive Diana Skelly!"

Sonic Universe #84
Written by Ian Flynn, art by Jim Amash, Tracy Yardley and Jamal Peppers
"Eggman's got the master plan in Eggman's Dozen, part two. Dr. Eggman has suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands (and claws!) of the malicious Naugus Twins! But everyone knows that you just can't keep a good villain down - so what's a demented doctor to do? Form a coalition of evil! When Dr. Eggman forms a strike team of his Egg Bosses around the world to strike back, wil these misfit minions mesh into a fighting force? And what sinister secret is Dr. Eggman using to keep them in line? Featuring cover art by jamming Jamal Peppers and an awesome Boss Attack Variant by lightning Lamar Wells!"

Boom! Studios

Wild's End: The Enemy Within #5 (of 6)
Written by Dan Abnett, art by I.N.J. Culbard
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"The group is scattered in the woods of Lower Crowchurch as the alien threat comes roaring back to life."

Archaia

Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Dragons #2
Writing and art by Nathan Pride
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Nathan Pride tells the tale of The Worm of Lambton. A young heir to a kingdom catches a horrid Worm while fishing on the banks of the River Wear and throws it into a well in disgust. When the Worm outgrows the well and begins to torment the nearby villagers, the heir will have to return to stop it."

kaboom!

Adventure Time #48
Written by Christopher Hastings, art by Zachary Sterling and Maya Kern
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Finn and Jake learn the truth about their mysterious old friend and his connection to Joshua's spell."

Peanuts #30
Writing and art by Charles M. Schulz
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Snoopy's sister is in town, and it's causing all kinds of trouble for Charlie Brown. Plus, a Woodstock adventure!"

Regular Show #31
Written by Mad Rupert, art by Laura Howell and Jeremy de la Garza
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Rigby and Skips are forced to battle in the Crystal Coliseum while Benson and Mordecai struggle to find a way home from the Rainbow Palace in the clouds!"

Dark Horse

Usagi Yojimbo #151
Writing and art by Stan Sakai
28 pages, black and white, US $3.99, on sale Jan 20
"Usagi escorts a merchant's daughter to the town where she is betrothed to a merchant's son. While the parents are thrilled that the union will unite the two businesses, Usagi has his work cut out for him when Koroshi, the league of assassins, is hired to see she never arrives at her destination!"

DC

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2
Written by James Tynion IV, art by Freddie E. Williams II
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated T, on sale Jan 13
"Trapped in a wrold where they can scarcely tell friend from foe, the Turtles's first encounter with the Dark Knight puts their fighting skills to the ultimate test. And while Batman and scientist Lucius Fox search for any clue as to where these strange ninjas come from, Shredder strikes a deal with The Penguin! Co-published with IDW!"

Scooby-Doo Team-Up #14
Written by Sholly Fisch, art by Dario Brizuela
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated E, on sale Jan 27
"The surface world is threatened by an ancient menace from beneath the sea! This looks like a job for Scuba-Doo! Aquaman, Scooby and the gang will have to descend to the depths to unravel the mystery on the ocean floor. But are the supernatural creatures real, or is it just a scheme to conquer the undersea kingdom of Atlantis?"

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #65
Written by Sholly Fisch, art by Walter Carzon and Horacio Ottolini
32 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated E, on sale Jan 13
"When the gang's weekly aerobics class at their local gym is interrupted by the ghostly Fitness Freak, shaping up turns to freaking out! Suddenly, the gym's patrons can't get away fast enough. (Too bad Scooby and Shaggy forgot that stationary bikes don't actually go anywhere!) Can Scooby and the gang crack the mystery? Can they unmask the Fitness Freak? And, most important, can they do it without breaking a sweat?"

Vertigo

Fables: The Wolf Among Us #13
Written by Matthew Sturges and Dave Justus, art by Eric Nguyen, Megan Levens, Travis Moore and Chrissie Zullo
40 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated mature readers, on sale Jan 13
"Bigby is close to death's door ... but he's also closer than ever to cracking the case! Can he stay in one piece long enough to shatter the Crooked Man's empire? Plus, spend some sexy time with the bad guys and gals of the Silvering, as we discover how (glass) babies are made!"

IDW

Angry Birds Comics #1
Written by Kai Korhoene, art by Cesar Ferioli and Ciro Cagiolosi
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Angry Birds Comics returns! Just hen you thought the winter doldrums were about to get you down comes a ray of comic book happiness in the form of the classic Angry Birds Comics relaunch! Huzzah!"

Donald Duck #9
Writing and art by Luciano Bottaro, written by Joe Torcivia, art by Stefano Turconi
40 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Tycoonraker! Mad Dr. Zantaf wants to zap Scrooge McDuck with his terrifying generosity ray! Will Donald foil the evil plan - or greedily join in?"

Mickey Mouse #8
Writing and art by Romano Scarpa, written by Jonathan Gray, art by Andrea Casty Castellan
40 pages, full color, US $3.99
"The Chirikawa Necklace, part 1 of 2! Why is Mickey suffering numbing nervous breakdowns? Is a strange piece of jewelry responsible? And could Pegleg Pete be behind it all?"

My Little Pony: Friends Forever #24
Written by Georgia Ball, art by Jay Fosgitt and Amy Mebberson
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Rarity has found a very difficult client in the form of Gilda the Griffon! Gilda demands the perfect uniform for a new sports team in Griffinstone. Rarity travels to the desolate kingdom and realizes there is more than fashion to be accomplished in the home of the Griffins!"

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #38
Written by Christina Rice, art by Agnes Garbowska
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Don't You Forget About Us, part 1! The Cutie Mark Crusaders hit the great outdoors with their class! When a small group becomes stranded in the wilderness it will take ingenuity and teamwork to make it back to safety!"

Skylanders: Superchargers #4
Written by Ron Marz and David A. Rodriguez, art by Jack Lawrence and Fico Ossio
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"The race is on as undead driver (and mariachi musician) Fiesta roars into the spotlight! It's definitely going to be Party Time when Fiesta and his Crypt Crusher take on a robot army bent on destruction of the Skylands. Skull-face musical mayhem ensues!"

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #54
Written by Tom Waltz and Kevin Eastman, art by Michael Dialynas
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Michelangelo vs. Hun! Startling revelations will have lasting effects on the Mutanimals and Mikey's path. What side will Hob take in the coming conflict?"

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Amazing Adventures #6
Written by Peter DiCicco and Fabian Rangel, art by Chad Thomas, Billy Martin and Jon Sommariva
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Teatime for a Turtle, part 2! Leo is stuck with an adorable kid as Tiger Claw attacks his brothers! Will Leo's lessons in patience and pose come in handy ... or be a total waste?!"

TMNT Color Classics, Vol. 3 #13
Writing and art by Jim Lawson, art by Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird and A.C. Farley
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"City at War, part 11! The TMNT and Karai engage in a bloody battle against a dangerous group of Foot Elite Ninja, who are bent on avenging their dead Master Shredder!"

Uncle Scrooge #10
Written by Abramo and Giampaolo Barosso, art by Romano Scarpa, Rodolfo Cimino and Dave Alvarez
40 pages, full color, US $3.99
"Ever wonder why Scrooge stays a bachelor? In The Eternal Knot, it's all about a decades-old gold miners' bet - until McDuck meets Gladys Dukehart, a mystery heiress whom it seems he can't refuse!"

Walt Disney's Comics & Stories #727
Written by Bruno Sarda and Jonathan Gray, art by Franco Valussi, Tony Strobl and Andrea Freccero
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"goofy never knew he had an evil twin ... till he and Mickey face death by demonic double in The Search for the Zodiac Stone: Chapter 7! Then Donald Duck and Ludig Von Drake solve The Planet X Mystery - but soon wish they hadn't!"

Image

The Autumnlands #9
Written by Kurt Busiek, art by Benjamin Dewey
24 pages, full color, US $2.99, rated M, Jan 13
crossie's note: Image has decided it is too cool for solicit text ...

Savage Dragon #211
Writing and art by Erik Larsen
32 pages, full color, US $3.99, rated T+, on sale Jan 20
"Malcolm Dragon fulfills his destiny and joins the Chicago Police Force. Erik Larsen brings it!"
crossie's note: ... except when it's not.

Marvel

Figment 2 #5 (of 5)
Written by Jim Zub, art by Ramon Bachs and John Tyler Christopher
32 pages, US $3.99, rated all ages
"Dreams don't die! Dreamfinder, Capri, Spark and Figment are back in our world ... but danger still lurks at the Academy Lucidus! Will the imaginative team be able to save the school and free their friends, or will the world fall into the darkness of doubt for all eternity?! The epic conclusion of Figment 2!"

Guardians of the Galaxy #4
Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Valerio Schiti and Arthur Adams
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T+
"A new threat to the galaxy has emerged. His name is Yotat the Destroyer and he will have blood."

Howard the Duck #3
Written by Chip Zdarsky and Chris Hastings, art by Joe Quinones and Danilo Beyruth
40 pages, US $4.99, rated T+
"The entire universe is after Howard! Is it because he's very handsome? Charming? Yes! No, wait. Of course not. Sorry. Howard is actually very difficult to be around sometimes. Also, it's hard to tell if he's handsome since he's a duck. Join Chip and Joe for ... Duck Hunt! The storyline created just so we could use that title! Plus the conclusion of the Howard/Gwenpool backup!"

Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy #4
Written by Joe Caramagna
32 pages, US $2.99, rated all ages
"Consider the galaxy guarded! What could be worse than a little spaceship trouble? Ho about a battle between Guardians?!"

Rocket Raccoon & Groot #1
Writing and art by Skottie Young, art by Filipe Andrade
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T
"Rocket Raccoon breaks bad! There's a new criminal mastermind in the galaxy, and it's ... Rocket Raccoon?! How did this happen? Seriously, how did this happen, you guys??? Groot knows, but he's not talking! Well, he is talking, but all he's saying is .. oh, you know. Diabolical danger, madcap mysteries and astonishing adventures abound as Skottie Young and Filipe Andrade return to tell tall tail tales of Rocket Racoon, now with the adorable, arboreal Groot along for the ride! If you love adventure, animals, outer space and just about anything in between, this is the book for you!"

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #4
Written by Ryan North, art by Erica Henderson
32 pages, US $3.99, rated T
"Previously on The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Girl is trapped in the past, and friend Nancy has gone back to rescue her! But Nancy didn't have a time machine, so she hitched a ride with Doctor Doom!! So now it's Squirrel Girl versus Doctor Doom in the 1960s, fighting for the fate of the very planet!! What could possibly go wrong, right?? Well anyway, in this issue everything goes wrong forever."

Titan

Kung Fu Panda #4
Written by Simon Furman, art by Zak Simmonds-Hurn and Lucas Ferreyra
32 pages, full color, US $3.99
"A daring robbery takes place and someone is trying to tear the Furious Five apart! The evidence points towards Tigress! Is she really a traitor? All will be revealed in Divide and Conquer!"
crossie: Spoiler alert; probably not. But, anyway, until next time, let the ponies hit the floor!

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Formerly Wichita's only furry comic.