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Jonesing For The new January Previews? Fantom Comics is here to help!
Oh. Is it January, already?
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Now, on to the highlights...
The ranks of The B.P.R.D. continue to be stretched even thinner as they're called to investigate the goings-on of a reclusive Southern vampire clan who simply want nothing more than to keep their secrets. Secrets covered in decades of death and blood. B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: THE PICKENS COUNTY HORROR #1 (OF 2) is co-written by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and B.P.R.D. regular Scott Allie and drawn beautifully by Loose Ends creator Jason Latour!
San Francisco is overrun with zombie/vampire hybrids so what's a vampire slayer to do? Regroup? Rest? Re-think this whole Slayer thing? Marry Spike? Yeah, read BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9 #7!
DMZ and Wolverine & The X-Men: Alpha & Omega writer Brian Wood's seminal work CHANNEL ZERO returns to print! Released in 1997 and drawn by his frequent collaborator Becky Cloonan (Demo, Conan The Barbarian), Channel Zero touches on themes such as mass media control and freedom of speech and remains more relevant than ever before. Featuring an introduction by Warren Ellis and loads of sketches, short stories and an all-new cover by Brian Wood.
Something big is happening in the DC Universe. Grifter and Voodoo continue to fight the Daemonite menace while Stormwatch and Demon Knights do so as well. In SUPERMAN #7, the series not only welcomes the new writing team of Keith Giffen (Justice League) and Dan Jurgens (The Death of Superman) but the return of one of the former Wildstorm Universe's greatest
threats, Helspont!
 Another DC title sees a new creative team come into the fold with GREEN ARROW #7! Writer Ann Nocenti (Daredevil) and Harvel Talibao (Psylocke) get together to put The Emerald Archer through the ringer having him face off against his one weakness: not one, not two but three deadly, intelligent blondes!
One of graphic designs greatest, Chip Kidd brings his considerable talents to Batman, writing the all-new hardcover graphic novel, BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN. Gotham City is going through an epic rejuvenation. Bright, new buildings are in various stages of completion, spurred on by the efforts of one Bruce Wayne. Suddenly, buildings are being torn apart and Bruce Wayne as Batman, of course, suspects foul play. Beautifully drawn by former Batman : Shadow Of The Bat artist Dave Taylor.
The universe of Fables expands with the new ongoing series FAIREST #1! Focusing on the secret tales of the women of Fables, Fairest will feature stories by some of comics best and greatest. First up, a tale of Briar Rose, not seen since her abduction by the Goblin Army in Fables #107. Written by Fables series creator Bill Willingham and masterfully drawn by Phil Jimenez with covers by Adam Hughes!
The United States of America is primed for a change. Arcadia Alvarado, the Mexican-American governor of New Mexico meets the challenge and emerges as the Democratic candidate for POTUS. On the eve of her accepting the nomination, in order to become President and possibly save the world, she decides she must make an announcement. She was abducted by aliens. SAUCER COUNTRY #1 is an all-new ongoing series written by the ever-brilliant Paul Cornell (Stormwatch, Doctor Who), featuring art by a personal favorite Ryan Kelly (New York Five).
Uppercrust Victorians have voluntarily turned themselves into vampires in order to escape the fates of the lower class; who've all been turned into zombies.When a young aristocrat's body is found dead upon the banks of the Thames, Detective George Suttle finds himself having to solve the murder of one who should already be dead in THE NEW DEADWARDIANS #1 (of 8) written by Annihilation and Resurrection Man's Dan Abnett!
In the wake of Katrina, many find hope in their faith. The Voodoo Queen has been found dead and all signs point to a young unsuspecting grad student as the sole suspect. Alliances will be made, faith will be crushed and truths exposed as lies in this all-new series, DOMINIQUE LAVEAU: VOODOO CHILD #1 written by comics newcomer Selwyn Sefu Hinds with art by The Question artist Denys Cowan.
One of comics' best writers, Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man) makes his long-awaited return to comics with the creator owned series, SAGA #1! In the middle of a war a child is born and two new parents will put their lives on the line to ensure this child's future.
Einstein utters the words, "Do you have any idea what we've done here?" The Manhattan Project was a front. Other deadly programs were in play and the world doesn't know just how much more it has to fear. That is THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #1, a new series by FF and Fantastic Four writer Jonathan Hickman!
A generation ago, the first superheroes were born and the generation beind them fight to remake a world they had no hand in building and can barely understand in this all-new series HELL YEAH #1 by Eisner Award winning writer Joe Keatinge (Glory).

From the pages of Kevin Smith's The Bionic Man comes the all-new ongoing BIONIC WOMAN #1 by writer Paul Tobin (Spider-Man)! OSI agent Jaime Summers is in pursuit of The Mission, a collective of surgeons who kill OSI agents to harvest their bionic prosthetics for billionaire patients and fetishists. Sounds crazy. I'm in.
What happens in a world of young superheroes are more aware of the cameras than self-aware? Find out in the new series, SUPURBIA #1 (of 4), written by rising star talent Grace Randolph.
The Rocketeer is back in ROCKETEER ADVENTURES 2 #1 (of 4) and flying higher than ever! The second volume of the late Dave Stevens' greatest creation features all-new stories from the industry's best!

Writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Mark Bagley, the team behind the epic Ultimate Spider-Man run reunite to bring you the new ongoing series AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #1! The Avengers of the upcoming movie come together in The Marvel Universe come together to do battle with one of their greatest villains! 
One of Spider-Man's oldest villains, Doctor Octopus is near death and nearly in control of the entire world. Near death, Ock may finally have given Spider-Man the fight of his life in Part One of the new epic "Ends Of The Earth" storyline beginning in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #682!
In America, supervillainy is a dime a dozen. All of the good spoils are taken and your every move is watched so you do what any good entrepeneurs would and diversify. Spain's about to get its own supervillains. Poor Spain. SUPER CROOKS #1 is brought to you by the superstar team who brought you Superior, writer Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) and drawn by Leinil Yu!
Scarlet Witch, the Avenger responsible for the genocide of the mutant race with the utterance of "No more mutants" is back and fully aware of the new mutant messiah and Uncanny X-Men member, Hope Summers. AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #0 written by Brian Michael Bendis & Jason Aaron and drawn by Frank Cho is the prelude to the BLOCKBUSTER COMICS EVENT, Avengers Vs. X-Men!
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