Black Label Books For December 2020

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WEEK FOURTY-TWO (12/02/2020)

Strange Adventures #7

Adam Strange was right! In this issue guest-starring Batman, the Pykkts have come to Earth, and they plan to claim the planet as their own. Earth’s greatest heroes have faced alien invasions before, but they’re about to learn that the Pykkts are more formidable, more determined, and more deadly than any invading force they’ve faced before. Only Adam Strange has ever defeated them, but it nearly cost him everything—including his own sanity! How did he survive? Mr. Terrific will need to uncover that secret if humanity is going to survive!

Batman/Catwoman #1

At last, Tom King returns to the rocky, romantic saga of Batman and Catwoman with his Heroes in Crisis collaborator, superstar artist Clay Mann!

Echoing plot points from King’s epic Batman run, this sweeping tale is told across three timelines: the past, when the Bat and the Cat first fell in love; the present, where their union is threatened by one of Batman’s lost loves; and the future, where the couple have a happy life and legacy—including their daughter Helena, the Batwoman. And as the story begins, after a long marriage, Bruce Wayne passes away—which frees Selina Kyle to settle an old score.

At every stage of their relationship, Bruce and Selina have an unwelcome chaperone: The Joker!

Oh, and that lost love of Bruce’s? It’s Andrea Beaumont—a.k.a. Phantasm. Just thought you’d want to know.

The Dreaming: The Waking Hours #5

After his escape to the waking world went terribly awry, Ruin finds himself face to face with his creator, Dream…and Dream is not happy. Is there any force in this world that could stop him from unmaking his most unpredictable creation?

WEEK FOURTY-THREE (12/09/2020)

American Vampire 1976 #3

Two subterranean showdowns escalate! Thousands of miles apart, rogue American vampires and the last remnants of the VMS chase the only known leads against the Beast’s looming plans for world domination.

As Skinner’s crew fight for their lives aboard the runaway Freedom Train in the Tongue-infested tunnels of the Southwest, Cal and Travis scavenge the tracks below Times Square for traces of the Beast’s terrifying challenger—but when they get too close to the monster for comfort, they’re blindsided by the mother of all unexpected twists.

Sweet Tooth: The Return #2

Father is not very happy with the boy. The boy should have listened to Father. Surely, every boy needs to play, run, and be wild…but the boy can never be free…not really. Now the boy has done something quite bad and made Father very unhappy. Go to your room, young man! But the rooms here are very small, and dark, and cold, and the boy is not very happy in them. No one is happy. But sometimes, even from a bad time, something special and unexpected can blossom.

WEEK FOURTY-FOUR (12/16/2020)

Rorschach #3

In an instant, 15 million people are dead! What happens when the human psyche is forced to accept such a devastating truth? Follow the story of “the Kid,” a radicalized, gun-toting performer and the right-hand woman of the new Rorschach. See how this masked woman grows from an innocent child to the would-be cold-blooded assassin of a presidential candidate. This detective thriller will unravel the mysteries behind the assassination attempt and reveal how the struggles of these killers connect to larger turmoils of the world. Eisner Award-winning writer Tom King delves into the desperation that leads to radicalization and the questions that can lead a person into violence.

Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #4

There was no way Harley was going to make it out of Gotham City without coming face to face with The Joker…and just as she’s taken all his money, he’s determined to take something that means even more to her! This will be the most harrowing gauntlet of Harley’s life, and she—and you—are not ready for it!

WEEK FOURTY-FIVE (12/23/2020)

Batman White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn #3

BOOK THREE
Harley and the GTO seize an opportunity to investigate the Starlet’s failed murder attempt. When the survivor offers a startling revelation about Agent Hector Quimby, the team acts quickly on the intel (and a handful of colorful clues) to interrogate an inconvenient new suspect. Harley’s fears are realized when she makes a chilling discovery that reminds her of The Joker’s worst obsessive behaviors—a development that casts light on new suspicions and conflicts of interest, and threatens to compromise the whole case.

The Last God #11

At the edge of creation lies the Black Stair. And beyond it, amidst the void, He waits. Mol Uhltep, the Last God. This is the tale of those who claimed to slay him, and the world they doomed with their lies.

The breathtaking penultimate chapter of DC’s dark fantasy epic is here! As the surviving heroes of Cain Anuun arrive at the Black Stair, they must battle an incredible army of flowering dead led by Mol Uhltep’s most exalted wraiths. Will the heroes ascend the stair and put an end to the Last God’s ominous prophecy before the sins of the past are at long last made flesh? Or is it already too late?

WEEK FIFTEY (12/30/2020)

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