They’re all in Pretty Deadly, Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios’ new Western-horror-fantasy comic from Image. A butterfly and a dead rabbit relate the story of Death’s daughter's quest for vengeance, and it’s weirder, more brutal and simply more amazing than I can describe here. That and more, in this week’s comics!

New Issues

Dark Horse:

Conan and the People of the Black Circle #1: Conan battles assassins, fights dark magic, and rescues a beautiful lady (or, as Conan calls it, “Tuesday”) in this new miniseries.


Kiss Me Satan #2: A hit man with the power to control the dead chased Black and the witches through the Garden District Cemetery.

• Other releases: Dark Horse Presents #29, Mass Effect: Foundation #4, The Massive #16, Mind MGMT #16, Star Wars Legacy II #8.



Justice League #24: With the Justice League presumed dead, it appears the one person willing to stand up to the Crime Syndicate is… Black Adam?!

Beware the Batman #1: A new all-ages series based on the new DC Nation cartoon. Guess this won’t be sticking around too long.

• Other releases: Adventures of Superman #6, All Star Western #24, Aquaman #24, Arrow #12, Batman: The Dark Knight #24, Catwoman #24, DC Vs. Masters of the Universe #2, The Flash #24, The Green Team: Teen Trillionaires #5, Injustice: Gods Among Us #10, Justice League Dark #24, Larfleeze #4, Red Lanterns #24, Superman #24, Talon #12, Teen Titans #24, Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril #4, The Unwritten #54, Vertigo Essentials: The Sandman #1.


Samurai Jack #1: Cartoon Network’s beloved samurai continues his quest to defeat the wizard Aku and return to his own time in this comic, drawn by original Samurai Jack character designer Andy Suriano.

Zombie War #1: Kevin Eastman and Eric Talbot’s 1990s military horror epic, presented in color for the first time.

• Other releases: The Crow: Curare #3, Doctor Who #14, Fever Ridge: MacArthur’s Jungle War #4, Haunted Horror #7, Judge Dredd #12, The Other Dead #2, The Rocketeer/Spirit: Pulp Friction #2, Star Trek #26, Thunder Agents #3, TMNT New Animated Adventures #4, Transformers: Regeneration One #95.


Pretty Deadly #1: Kelly Sue DeConnick’s new series features the daughter of Death, riding across the post-apocalyptic west on a horse made of smoke.

Velvet #1: The world’s greatest spy is called back into action in this new comic by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting.

• Other releases: Bounce #6, Bushido #4, Clone #11, Great Pacific #11, Rat Queens #2, Satellite Sam #4, Sex Criminals #2.


Indestructible Hulk #14: In order to stop the Chronarchists, the Hulk must actually undo his own origin.

Iron Man #17: The ultimate secret of Tony Stark’s origin is revealed in this stunning finale.

Marvel Now What?: Captain America gets catfished and Thor marries Storm in this look at the lighter side of the Marvel universe.

• Other releases: Daredevil #32, FF #13, Infinity Heist #2, Infinity Hunt #3, Nova #9, Savage Wolverine #10, Superior Carnage #4, The Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #5, Thunderbolts #17, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #28, Uncanny Avengers #13, Venom #42, Wolverine and the X-Men #37, Young Avengers #11.


Army of Darkness/The Re-Animator: Ash turns up in a graveyard in 1920s America, where he meets the young Dr. Herbert West in this one-shot.

Vampirella/Eva/Dracula Halloween Special: Vampirella joins forces with her over-dressed friends to take down a cult trying to end the world.

• Other releases: Aliens Vs. Parker #4, All New Executive Assistant Iris #2, Bravest Warriors #13, Choose Their Fate #1, Death Sentence #2, Department of Monsterology #1, Fanboys Vs. Zombies #19, Futurama Comics #69, The Green Hornet: Legacy #42, Grimm Fairy Tales #90, Grimm Fairy Tales: Wonderland #16, Harbinger #17, Mega Man #30, Men of Mystery #91, Numbercruncher #4, Pathfinder #10, Shrugged #4, Supurbia #12, The Spider #15, Uncanny #4, Vampirella #35, Vampirella: Southern Gothic #3, Wasteland #49.

Trade Paperbacks and Hardcovers

Dark Horse:

Hellboy: Black Circus: When young Hellboy runs away from the BPRD, he encounters a circus full of denizens of hell, much like himself.

The Answer: The punctuation-faced superhero teams up with an insomniac librarian to battle the evil Brain Trust.


The Fables Encyclopedia: Detailing every character, place and item in Bill Willingham’s fairy tale epic, and Written by noted academic scholar Jess Nevins.

Absolute Joker/Luthor: The ultimate collection of Brian Azzarello’s Joker graphic novel and his Luthor: Man of Steel miniseries.

• Other releases: Batgirl Vol. 3: Death of the Family, Suicide Squad Vol. 3: Death Is for Suckers.


Star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation: when the Daleks and the Borg join forces, Picard and the crew of the Enterprises teams up with the Doctor to stop them.

GI Joe: America’s Elite: Disavowed Vol. 1: The president puts Joe Colton back in charge of a new G.I. Joe team.

• Other releases: Doctor Who Omnibus Vol. 2, Judge Dredd Year One, Mu Little Pony Tales Vol. 1, Powerpuff Girls Classics Vol. 1: Power Party, TMNT Vol. 6: City Fall Part One, Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers: Red Label Edition, True Blood Vol. 6: Here We Go Again, Vitriol the Hunter.


Cowboy Ninja Viking Deluxe Edition: An agent specially designed to have three different skills sets — in this case, Cowboy, Ninja and Viking — but track down the other “Triplets” who have become assassins.

The Walking Dead 100 Project Limited Edition: Some of comics’ greatest artists reinterpret the first 100 covers of The Walking Dead comic, with all proceeds benefitting the Hero Initiative.


Journey Into Mystery Featuring Sif Vol. 2: Seeds of Destruction: Beta Ray Bill returns. ‘Nuff said.

Spider-Man: Life in the Mad Dog Ward: Spider-Man makes a visit to the Marvel equivalent of Arkham Asylum, but will he be able to leave with his sanity and his memory intact?

• Other releases: Marvel Masterworks Sgt. Fury Vol. 1, Thor: War of the Pantheons, Uncanny Avengers Vol. 2: Apocalypse Twins. X-Men: X-Corps.


Pre-Code Classics: Weird Mysteries Vol. 1: Check out how insane comics were before Fred Wertham and the Comics Authority stepped in.

Garth Ennis’ Erf: Four primordial friends leave the sea to explore the surface in Garth Ennis’ shockingly kid-friendly tale.

• Other releases: A1 Vol. 1: PX, Afterschool Charisma Vol. 8, Antares Vol. 3: Episode 3, Archie: the Married Life Vol. 4, Betty Blues, Big Nate: I Can’t Take It, Blake & Mortimer: Secret of the Swordfish Part I, Dance Class Vol. 6: Merry Olde Christmas, Disgaea 3: School of Devils Vol. 2, Grimm Fairy Tales: Zombies and Demons, Girl: Second Coming Vols. 1-2, Juicy Cider, Largo Winch Vol. 7: Golden Gate, Lucky Luke Vol. 37, Misery City, Missions of Love Vol. 5, Nemesis the Warlock: Deviant Edition, No. 6 vol. 3, Percy Jackson & the Olympians Vol. 3: Titan’s Curse, Priceless Honey, Roy Thomas Presents: Captain Video, Shadowman Vol. 2, Darque Reckoning, Stardrop Vol. 2: A Place to Hang my Spacesuit, Summer Wars Part I, Technomancer, Thorgal Vol. 11: Invisible Fortress, Valerian Vol. 4: Welcome to Alflolol, Wasteland Vol. 3.

As usual, here's the list of everything being released to comic stores tomorrow, and you can find your nearest comic retailer here.