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It took a week or so for most publishers, but now December is starting to heat up. Along with the usual fare are some holiday specials and annuals mixed in. This month is going to be a little top-heavy to get all of the monthlies out of the way by the holidays, which is standard operating procedure.

DC rolls out Batgirl #37, Constantine #20, Green Lantern Corps #37, Harley Quinn Holiday Special #1, Justice League United #7, and Worlds Finest #29.

Image has a few more of their “Image First” books this time with Low and Shutter number 1 reprints for a buck. Elsewise they have a monumental Savage Dragon #200, Sex Criminals #9, Southern Bastards #6, and Walking Dead #135.

Marvel finally kickstarts the final chapter for their latest event with AXIS #7, double dose of Avengers with Avengers #38 and Avengers World #16, Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #1, Punisher #13, Rocket Raccoon #6, Spider-Man and the X-Men #1, Spider-Verse Team-Up #2, and Uncanny X-Men Annual #1.

New Suicide Squad #5 (DC)

Writer: Sean Ryan, Artist: Jeremy P. Roberts, $2.99
Writer: Sean Ryan, Artist: Jeremy P. Roberts, $2.99

If you’re at all piqued from the cast reveal for the Suicide Squad movie, get in the know with this latest iteration of the Suicide Squad. The lineup is slightly different from the movie version, but this one is filled out with some more current DC Universe players.

Bitch Planet #1 (Image)

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Artist: Valentine De Landro, $3.50
Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Artist: Valentine De Landro, $3.50

Kelly Sue DeConnick is a 2014 Eisner Award nominee for Best Writer, and that’s a big deal. Teaming up with De Landro (X-Factor) for a women-in-prison, sci-fi exploitation riff. A quality creative team with an interesting premise should provide incentive enough to check out the debut issue.

Thor #3 (Marvel)

Writer: Jason Aaron, Artist: Russell Dauterman, $3.99
Writer: Jason Aaron, Artist: Russell Dauterman, $3.99

The first two issues of the new Thor haven’t disappointed so why would the third!

The Valiant #1 (Valiant)

Writer: Jeff Lemire + Matt Kindt, Artist: Paolo Rivera, $3.99
Writer: Jeff Lemire + Matt Kindt, Artist: Paolo Rivera, $3.99

Sounds kind of like the Valiant Comics universe mash-up featuring lots of their original characters. That and it features a crack creative team with guys like Lemire (Animal Man, Justice League United) and Rivera (Daredevil).

Amazing Spider-Man #11 (Marvel)

Writer: Dan Slott, Artist: Olivier Coipel, $3.99
Writer: Dan Slott, Artist: Olivier Coipel, $3.99

More “Spider-Verse” and this chapter is in the flagship book. It’s Superior Spider-Man versus Amazing Spider-Man, who will be the superior spidey? Wait, that last sentence seems biased.

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