Hello, comic fans! We finally made the improvements to the Brand New Series page algorithm that I’ve been itching to make. It’s pretty great, if I do say so myself! But, I’ll let you be the judge. In other comic news, Superman outed his secret identity this month. Can’t say I saw that coming, but I’m not as surprised as you might imagine. Didn’t Spider-Man do that already back in the original Secret Wars? And wasn’t it subsequently undone? Or was that his marriage? Hey, weren’t Superman and Lois Lane married back before the New 52 too? Are they still married now? It’s hard to keep track…but it’s a pleasure to experience the ongoing storylines of these iconic superheroes! Check out our Brand New Series page for some new stuff…including new, old stuff…and old, new stuff. [Reminds me of when Sam Malone bought the bar back, and he hung that sign, “Under Old Management.” Classic. I guess now Sam is a reformed demon running a neighborhood in the Bad/Good Place now.] As always, let us know if we can search our stacks for something…we try to cater to regular, normal newbies…crazy, intense collectors…and everyone in between (except for the 7th Kavalry… definitely up to no good). –Glenn
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GET STARTED IN COMIC BOOKS
Focus This Month:
Get Started In… Locke and Key
It’s been nearly a decade since the very first announcement of some kind of a live-action adaptation of Joe Hill’s LOCKE AND KEY. Here we are several production companies later… Now, why won’t Netflix announce a release date!! Oh, wait…it’s Feb 2nd. Cool. Check out our brand new guide to Getting Started In Locke and Key comic books!
Spiral Comics has created specific articles–and we keep them current–to help you get started in particular characters and series. See all of our GSI Guides here.
The following tags were added to Spiral Comics’ database since last month. They can represent existing pop culture tags that hadn’t been created in our database yet, as well as brand new tags from the latest Previews catalog. Click on the links to see a short description and any items that can be pre-ordered this month…
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN  NO. 601 COVER HOMAGE
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN COVER/INTERIOR PANEL HOMAGE
BATMAN (DICK GRAYSON)
CHINESE NEW YEAR VARIANT COVERS 
DARK KNIGHT RETURNS COVER HOMAGE
DYNAMITE REPLICA EDITIONS
GWEN STACY VARIANT COVERS 
IDW HUNDRED PENNY PRESS REPRINTS
INIO ASANO (W/A)
LEGENDS OF MARVEL ONE-SHOTS 
LIVING DEAD FRANCHISE
MESSIAH COMPLEX 
RING OF FIRE 
STAR WARS EMPIRE STRIKES BACK VARIANT COVERS 
WINTER SOLDIER (BUCKY BARNES)
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The ground-breaking ongoing series hits issue #250 this month, and Image is offering a bevy of trade paperbacks!
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS FOR DECEMBER 2019
MARVEL ACTION: AVENGERS  #1
IDW relaunches their all-ages Avengers title in a team-up style story format.
“Year two of Marvel Action: Avengers begins here. Grab your favorite teammate and strap in for adventure, Avengers-style. Every issue of this humorous, fun-filled series will find an Avenger paired up with an unlikely fellow super hero to thwart the plans of outrageous villains. First up, Thor and Ant-Man go…antiquing? Anything to stop Loki’s newest scheme.”
DARTH VADER  #1
All hail, another ongoing Darth Vader series! Let’s hope this one goes for at least 25 issues as well!
“‘JOIN ME, AND TOGETHER, WE CAN RULE THE GALAXY AS FATHER AND SON.’ THE TRAGEDY OF DARTH VADER CONTINUES. In the shattering climax of The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader infamously reveals his true relationship to Luke Skywalker and invites his son to rule the galaxy at his side. But Luke refuses — plunging into the abyss beneath Cloud City rather than turn to the Dark Side. We all remember Luke’s utter horror in this life-altering moment. But what about Vader? In this new epic chapter in the Darth Vader saga, the dark lord grapples with Luke’s unthinkable refusal and embarks on a bloody mission of rage-filled revenge against everything and everyone who had a hand in hiding and corrupting his only son. But even as he uncovers the secrets of Luke’s origins, Vader must face shocking new challenges from his own dark past. Writer Greg Pak and artist Raffaele Ienco unleash Darth Vader on his dark quest of vengeance and discovery this February. With covers by InHyuk Lee.”
WOLVERINE  #1
If you were wondering how Wolverine will fit in the new DAWN OF X relaunch, wonder no longer…get the new ongoing series starring the one and only–WOLVERINE!
“THE BEST IS BACK. Wolverine been through a lot. He’s been a loner. He’s been a killer. He’s been a hero. He’s been an Avenger. He’s been to hell and back. Now, as the nation of Krakoa brings together all Mutantkind, he can finally be… happy? With his family all together and safe, Wolverine has everything he ever wanted… and everything to lose. Writer Benjamin Percy (X-FORCE, WOLVERINE: THE LONG NIGHT) and legendary artist Adam Kubert (X-MEN, AVENGERS) bring the best there is to his new home. PLUS: The return of OMEGA RED. ”
See all of our First Impressions for this month here
See all of the brand new series for this month here
NEWLY ADDED AND IN-STOCK
Star Wars  #75
ROBOTECH Remix #1 Kerschl Cover A
Machine Girl  #1