Remember when people were convinced that Guardians of the Galaxy would be a huge failure, the flick that finally broke the back of Marvel’s big-screen dominance? With the worldwide box office totals currently sitting around $687 million, that cynicism seems like a distant memory. And the movie success of Star-Lord and company has come full circle and made the Guardians a hot ticket back where they originated in the comic-book world. Star-Lord and Rocket both have new comic series currently ongoing, and now Marvel has revealed that Gamora will be getting her time in the spotlight as well, in the character’s first ever solo title. The cover art for the first issue is up top, courtesy of Comic Book Resources.
The Gamora series has an even more direct connection to its big-screen cousin: it’s being written by Nicole Perlman, who co-wrote the Guardians movie with director James Gunn. It’ll be the first time she’s written for comics, but I’d say working on the Marvel Cinematic Universe was probably a decent boot camp for that sort of thing. Can a Groot solo series be far behind? We can but hope. Gamora will hit stands sometime in spring 2015.
Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #1 (Titan Comics)
As the eighth series of Doctor Who hits BBC America, don’t miss the stunning debut of the twelfth Doctor’s all-new comics adventures! Freshly regenerated and with a new head full of unanswered questions, the Doctor whisks Clara Oswald away to a strange and distant world. Clara thought she was in for an evening of marking essays, followed by a date, if things went well. Instead, she’s facing down murderous alien fauna in her best dress, without a clue what the Doctor is searching for, or what is going to try to kill them should they find it! Offering shocks, surprises, and timestream-shaking revelations, don’t miss your chance to get on board this amazing ongoing series!
Flash Gordon #6 (Dynamite Entertainment)
Smile, you’re saving the universe! Flash Gordon and Dale Arden and Professor Zarkov are taking apart Ming The Merciless’ empire piece-by-piece, and having a ball doing it…if only Ming wasn’t thinking 25 steps ahead…
Come aboard for the grandest adventure of 2014, courtesy of JEFF PARKER (Batman ’66, Aquaman), EVAN SHANER (Adventures of Superman) & JORDIE BELLAIRE (Moon Knight)!
Judge Dredd #24 (IDW Publishing)
‘Black Light District, conclusion’ — It’s on! Hang on to your wigs and keys, citizens — here comes the no-holds-barred brawl between Dredd and Judge Death you’ve been waiting for… and this bloody you-know-what match will leave both changed forever.
Leads directly into the landmark 25th issue of Judge Dredd — this is an installment you won’t want to miss!
Magnus: Robot Fighter #7 (Dynamite Entertainment)
In this issue: Transmech Catchers. Soft Robots. Computers that are guns. Ultraviolent versions of video games that aren’t actually video games because everybody that plays will probably die. Welcome to THE BUTCHER BLOC, from acclaimed creators FRED VAN LENTE (Marvel Zombies, Conan the Avenger) and CORY SMITH (Fathom, TMNT)!
Prometheus: Fire and Stone #2 (Dark Horse)
After landing on LV-223, a recovery crew uncovers the fate of the Prometheus’s doomed mission — and a horror unlike anything known to man!
The Strain: The Night Eternal #3 (Dark Horse)
As Ephraim Goodweather descends further into madness, dissecting an injured vampire and convinced that he can find something within its physiology that will give the rebellion an advantage, Vasiliy Fet finds an unlikely ally and makes a deal with someone very close to the Master. Meanwhile, Nora Martinez finds herself within the gates of the mysterious and terrifying Camp Liberty, a place no one ever leaves.
Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #10 (Dark Horse)
J. Michael Straczynski!
With humanity on the verge of extinction and his resistance shattered, a broken John Connor parleys with Skynet in a final, desperate effort to overcome the psychotic genius of Thomas Parnell and his Terminator thralls!
Trees #6 (Image Comics)
Blindhail Station is a research post on Svalbard, in the Arctic Ocean, where observers have been watching a Tree since it landed ten years earlier. Out here, out of sight of the world, something is changing. And it’s going to change everything.
The Twilight Zone: Lost Tales (Dynamite Entertainment)
Three new tales of the strange and unsettling by Mark Rahner (Twilight Zone Annual, Dejah of Mars)! A former terrorism detainee hunts down the ailing politician who authorized his torture – to deliver a very special gift. Tensions boil over on a space ship whose mission is to terraform a new planet, which happens to be occupied already. A tech mogul tries on his new smart-glasses prototype, and discovers an unexpected feature: he can see people’s souls.