All The Fabulous New Comics Kicking Off 2017

Last year was a brilliant one for comics, but now that's all in the past. Let's look to the future! Thankfully, that future is already teeming with great new comics just waiting to be read. Here's the all the stuff we're looking forward to coming our way in the next few months.


January

Marvel

Monsters Unleashed #1 — The heroes of the Marvel universe are still smarting over the events of Civil War II, but they're about to be forced to work together again whether they like it or not, because giant monsters are invading the world. (Cullen Bunn, Steve McNiven)

The Mighty Captain Marvel #1 — Now even more beloved for bringing the second superhero civil war to an end, Carol Danvers returns to work leading the Alpha Flight as Earth's defence against cosmic threats. (Margaret Stohl, Ramon Rosanas)

U.S.Avengers #1 — AIM has evolved (err, again) and they're teaming up with SHIELD to create an all-American, patriotic-as-hell team of Avengers to wave the flag and take the fight to America's enemies. (Al Ewing, Paco Medina)

The Unstoppable Wasp #1 — Nadia Pym had half of her life taken away from her in the Red Room. But now that she's free, she's ready to enter the wider world of superheroes, championing science above all as the latest incarnation of the Wasp! (Jeremy Whitley, Elsa Charretier)

Deadpool the Duck #1 — One of them breaks cases! One of them breaks the fourth wall! Now they're both... the same person, actually. Deadpool and Howard find themselves thrust into the same body after a mission goes awry, and presumably shenanigans ensue. (Stuart Moore, Jacopo Camagni)

DC

The Kamandi Challenge #1 — DC Comics resurrects the Jack Kirby classic, kicking off a new series about the last boy on Earth where a new team of writers tackles each issue, leaving it up to their successors to figure out where to take the story next. (First issue from Dan Abnett, Dan Didio, Dale Eaglesham, Keith Giffen and Scott Koblish)

Justice League of America One-Shots — The new members of the JLA — Ryan Choi's Atom, Vixen, the Ray and Killer Frost — all get introductions in this series of one-shot comics. (Atom by Steve Orlando and Andy MacDonald; Vixen by Steve Orlando, Jody Houser and Jamal Campbell; The Ray by Steve Orland and Stephen Byrne; Killer Frost by Steve Orlando, Jody Houser and Mirka Andolfo)

Batman '66 Meets Wonder Woman '77 #1 — The meeting between two beloved TV incarnations of DC's finest heads to print, after bringing star-spangled, kapow-laden glory to the world of DC's digital comics. (Jeff Parker, Mark Andreyko, David Hahn and Karl Kesel)

Justice League/Power Rangers #1 — The World's Finest and the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers meet after a teleporter accident rips open a barrier between their two worlds. (Tom Taylor, Stephen Byrne)

Odyssey of the Amazons #1 — Years before Diana was born on Themiscyra, a group of Amazon explorers sets out from Paradise to discover the world beyond their shores... and see if there are more women like themselves out there. (Kevin Grevioux, Ryan Benjamin)

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Curse Words #1 — A wizard tricks and charms his way into the hearts of modern New York, but his biggest fans don't know that he's secretly an evil wizard, with more evil on its way. (Charles Soule, Ryan Browne and Jordan Boyd)

The Few #1 — In a dystopian future, two brothers come across a lone woman, her gas-mask-wearing baby, and a whole lot of mystery. (Sean Lewis, Hayden Sherman)

God Country #1 — An old widower finds his life changed forever when a magical sword grants him the ability to wield it against deadly supernatural creatures that would threaten the Lone Star state. (Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw, Jason Wordie and John J. Hill)

IDW

Back to the Future: Biff to the Future #1 — Biff Tannen changed the future when he travelled back in time and gave his younger self a sports almanac. But what was life like in Biff's new timeline before Doc and Marty showed up? (Bob Gale, Derek Fridolfs and Alan Robinson)

Dark Horse

Angel: Season 11 #1 — After a portent of doom teases dark evil on its way, a vision from Illyria shows Angel that one way he can change the future is to change the past. (Corinna Bechko, Geraldo Borges)

Boom! Studios

Ladycastle #1 — When the men of a castle are killed while hunting a dragon, the women left behind must take up arms in order to defend their home from the dragon's terrible curse... with the help of the one hapless knight left to train them. (Delilah S. Dawson, Ashley A. Woods)

The Deep #1 — Based on the Netflix animated series, the Nekton family explores the ocean in their high-tech submarine, investigating mysterious reports of monster sightings in the briny depths. (Tom Taylor, James Brouwer)

Valiant

Divinity III: Aric, Son of the Revolution #1 — Valiant's Stalin-verse spinoff line continues to grow, with its own version of X-O Manowar, now an agent of the CCCP, getting his own series. (Joe Harris, David Lafuente)

Dynamite

James Bond: Felix Leiter #1 — Bond's American pal Felix finds himself on a mission to Japan to track down a Russian spy from his past. (James Robinson, Aaron Campbell)

Titan

Khaal #1 — Three factions vie for survival on an ancient, floating prison ship. (Stephane Louis, Valentin Sécher)


February

Marvel

Darth Maul #1 — Set before the events of The Phantom Menace, Darth Maul finds a chance to step out from the shadows of his apprenticeship to Darth Sidious, and test his mettle against a real Jedi. (Cullen Bunn, Luke Ross)

Kingpin #1 — Wilson Fisk is back in the big city, but this time it's different: He wants to re-establish himself as an honest man of industry. But no one, not even Wilson Fisk, can remain pure on the path to the top. (Matthew Rosenberg, Ben Torres)

Elektra #1 — Elektra is back in action, heading to the bright lights of Las Vegas in an attempt to run away from her bloody past. (Matt Owens, Alec Morgan)

Bullseye #1 — What does the world's greatest assassin do for fun? Well, this miniseries hopes to find out. (Ed Brisson, Guillermo Sanna)

DC

The Wild Storm #1 — Wildstorm returns with a new ongoing series, as transhuman Angela Spica saves a man from certain death and sets into motion a journey that could change the Wildstorm universe... or destroy it. (Warren Ellis, Jon Davis-Hunt)

Justice League of America: Rebirth and Justice League of America #1 — Spinning off of Justice League vs Suicide Squad, Batman forges a new Justice League, ready to jump right into action against a band of purported saviours from an alternate Earth. (Both by Steve Orlando, Ivan Reis and Joe Prado)

Batwoman: Rebirth — Kate Kane is on the trail of a deadly new bioweapon in this prelude to her upcoming solo series. (Marguerite Bennett, James Tynion IV, Ben Oliver and Steve Epting)

Super Sons #1 — The next generation of heroes! Damian Wayne and Jon Kent come together to carry on the legacy of their fathers and fight a villain who wants to rule the world. (Peter J. Tomasi, Jorge Jiminez)

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The Old Guard #1 — A Scythian warrior and her band of soldiers, mysteriously granted immortality thousand of years ago, ply their wares as mercenaries in the 21st century. But how long can they keep their secret in the modern world? (Greg Rucka, Leando Fernandez)

IDW

Cosmic Scoundrels #1 — Two glam metal mercenaries trawl through space, taking dirty work and running from the law. (Andy Suriano, Matt Chapman)

Darkness Visible #1 — In a world where humanity and demons co-exist on Earth, a detective finds himself as the thin blue line between uneasy peace and total chaos... until a demon possesses his soul and puts his daughter in danger. (Mike Carey, Arvind Ethan David and Brendan Cahill)

Highlander: The American Dream #1 — Set before the events of the cult movie, follow Connor MacLeod's journey through the world of immortals, from the American Civil War to '50s Manhattan, onward to the infamous Gathering in 1986. (Brian Ruckley, Andrea Mutti)

Dark Horse

Baltimore: The Red Kingdom #1 — With the Red King coming to end all life on Earth, Baltimore's team is scattered and slowly dwindling. But with Baltimore himself missing, who will stand up and save the world? (Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden, Peter Bergting and Michelle Madsen)

Boom! Studios

Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern #1 — Taylor goes missing, and when Cornelius investigates, he discovers a ring with cosmic power unlike anything ever seen on the planet of the apes! (Robbie Thompson, Justin Jordan and Barnaby Bagenda)

Steven Universe #1 — After several miniseries the smash hit animated show gets its first ever ongoing comic, as Steven and the Crystal Gems tackle all new adventures in Beach City and beyond. (Melanie Gillman and Katy Farina)

Archie Comics

Riverdale #1 — A new Archie comic based on the CW show Riverdale, itself based on Archie Comics. Confusing? Sort of! (Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Alitha Martinez)

Dynamite

John Carter: The End #1 — Barsoom burns and Mars faces total doom. Can the planet find its salvation in an aged John Carter and Dejah Thoris, mourning for their fallen child? (Brian Wood, Alex Cox and Hayden Sherman)

Vampirella #0 — Vampirella was last seen in 2016, saving the world from mystical threats. But a thousand years have passed since then, and when Vampirella returns once more, she finds herself in a radically changed world. (Paul Cornell, Jimmy Broxton)

Titan

Forever War #1 — Joe Haldeman's legendary sci-fi tale comes to comics in a new adaptation. (Joe Haldeman, Marvano)


March

Marvel

America #1 — America Chavez finally gets her own ongoing series, as she juggles leading the Ultimates into battle against cosmic threats through a journey of self-discovery that leads to her going to college. (Gabby Rivera, Joe Quinones)

Man-Thing #1Goosebumps legend R.L. Stine takes on Man-Thing! Nothing else needs to be said, does it? (R.L. Stine, German Peralta and Daniel Johnson)

X-Men Prime #1 — In the wake of Inhumans vs X-Men, Kitty Pryde returns, ready to lead mutant-kind and her fellow X-Men into a new era. (Marc Guggenheim, Ken Lashley)

Inhumans Prime #1 — The Inhumans find themselves nearly torn apart by secrets... but they look to find their own future beyond Earth, and in the stars. (Al Ewing, Ryan Sook)

Iron Fist #1 — In the wake of K'un Lun's ruination, Danny Rand finds his powers waning. To fight for his future as the Immortal Iron Fist, Danny has to push himself to a limit that might break him forever. (Ed Brisson, Mike Perkins)

DC

Batwoman #1 — Batwoman Begins! Kate finds herself confronting the sins of her past as she returns to the seedy island of Coryana to investigate a bioweapon that could bring certain doom to the world. (Marguerite Bennett, James Tynion IV and Steve Epting)

Hanna-Barbera/DC Annuals — The worlds of DC superheroes and Hanna-Barbera collide in four new annuals blending together DC's finest and their re-imaginings of animation classics, including teases for potential new series to come out of DC's wave of remixes:

  • Adam Strange/Future Quest (Marc Andreyko, Jeff Parker, Dan Didio, Steve Lieber and Phil Winslade)
  • Booster Gold/The Flintstones (Mark Russell, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Rick Leonardi and Scott Hanna)
  • Green Lantern/Space Ghost (James Tynion IV, Chris Sebela, Howard Chaykin and Ariel Olivetti)
  • Suicide Squad/Banana Splits (Tony Bedard, Mark Russell and Ben Caldwell)

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Extremity #1 — A young woman in a world of Mad Max-ian monsters and machines seeks vengeance against the clan that ruined her family. (Daniel Warren Johnson)

Rat Queens #1 — The medieval fantasy series returns to print with new adventures promising new fights, new treasures and new quests to take on! (Kurtis J Wiebe, Owen Gieni)

IDW

Ghostbusters 1o1 #1 — Returning to academia, the Ghostbusters naturally end up opening a rift in space and time that acts as a gateway to another universe... specifically, the universe of the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot!

Helena Crash #1 — In a future where coffee is illegal, a courier finds herself caught in the crossfires of an alien gang war while smuggling the finest java to whoever will pay her for it. (Fabian Rangel, Jr., Warwick Johnson-Cadwell)

Deviations — IDW's "What If?" event series returns, telling alternate tales over a variety of its licensed comics:

  • Star Trek: Deviations ponders a universe where the Romulans made first contact with Humanity. (Donny Cates, Josh Hood)
  • Orphan Black: Deviations is a miniseries set in a world where Sarah stops fellow clone Beth from killing herself. (Heli Kennedy, Wayne Nichols)
  • X-Files: Deviations imagines a reality where it was Fox Mulder who was abducted by aliens, rather than his sister, but never returns. (Amy Chu, Elena Casagrande)
  • My Little Pony: Deviations is set in a world where Prince Blueblood is Celestia's favourite pony-student, not Twilight Sparkle. (Katie Cook, Agnes Garbowska)
  • Judge Dredd: Deviations imagines what happens if Dredd never turned back from being a Werewolf after the events of the classic comic Cry of the Werewolf. (John McCrea)

Dark Horse

American Gods: Shadows #1 — Thought the Starz show was the only adaptation of Neil Gaiman's classic novel this year? Think again, as a new ongoing comic tackles the world of gods old and new. (Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell and Scott Hampton)

The Once and Future Queen #1 — An Arthurian legend is re-imagined for the 21st Century as a teenage chess prodigy finds herself on a magical quest after accidentally pulling Excalibur out of its resting place. (Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride and Nick Brokenshire)

Boom! Studios

Brave Chef Brianna #1 — A young girl challenged by her ailing father sets out to create the best restaurant around... except the only city she can afford to set up in is Monster City, and her clientele is literally monstrous. (Sam Sykes, Selina Espiritu)

Valiant

X-O Manowar #1 — Valiant's premier superhero Aric of Dacia returns, as he's pulled away from a life of peace to don his Manowar armour as part of an alien army trapped in a new, brutal war. (Matt Kindt, Tomás Giorello)

Archie Comics

Jughead: The Hunger — A one-shot special re-imagines Jughead Jones' insatiable hunger for food as something far more sinister... and as the citizens of Riverdale find themselves stalked by a murderous creature on the prowl, Jughead's secret is in danger of being revealed to the world. (Frank Tieri, Michael Walsh)

Sabrina the Teenage Witch — Another one-shot, in which Sabrina leaves the world of magic for the first time to head to university. But can she ever really leave the world of witchcraft behind for a normal life? (Katie Cook, Franco and Andy Price)

Dynamite

James Bond #1 — Dynamite's Bond series relaunches with a new writer and a new mission for 007: Survive an attack from an assassin who hunts other assassins! (Benjamin Percy, Rapha Lobosco)

Charmed #1 — The Charmed Ones return for another season of comic adventures, as a demon in the underworld plots to bring them down once and for all. (Erica Schultz, Maria Sanapo)

Titan

Anno Dracula #1 — In a world where Dracula has ruled over Great Britain for a decade, a ragtag group of rebels bands together to bring the Count down for good, only to learn there's a traitor in their midst who could set Dracula's vampiric secret police upon them at any minute. (Kim Newman, Paul McCaffrey)


To see every comic on its way over the next few months, both ongoing and new, head on over to Previews World. What are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments!


Comments

    I'll grab Justice League/Power Rangers since the Power Rangers books have been excellent, but once that's done (it's only a 6 issue mini) I'm not bothering with any new or rebooted books this year. So essentially I'm down to Power Rangers and the upcoming Darkstalkers vs Street Fighter series now. The last couple of years haven't been appealing to me as a comic reader of 25 years. I guess I'm finally growing up.

      Might I suggest Lemire's Oldman Logan run? Its just about the best thing in Marvel's arsenal and dreadfully underrated.

        Not a fan. Bringing Old Man Logan into the mainline universe just doesn't click for me. The first mini series was great, but this one not so much.

        Thanks for the suggestion though.

    How is Carol still a "hero"? The war was basically her fault and she ended it by killing her moral opponent with overwhelming force. I don't see any reason for her to be smiling so smugly in that image. Contrition and self-reflection is what I was expecting.

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