Here's the Top 3 new items we are excited for on New Comic Book Day this week:
Writer: Warren Ellis; Artist: Jason Masters; Cover: Dom Reardon
Synopsis: Beginning "VARGR", the first story in the ongoing James Bond comic series by best-selling writer Warren Ellis! James Bond returns to London after a mission of vengeance in Helsinki, to take up the workload of a fallen 00 Section agent. But something evil is moving through the back streets of the city, and sinister plans are being laid for Bond in Berlin...
Why We Are Excited: This releases the same week as the new Bond movie Spectre, so we just can't say Dr No to it. Add in the fact that this is the first new Bond comic For Your Eyes Only in 20 years, and it's being written by The Man With the Golden Gun Warren Ellis and our excitement level won't Die Another Day. (Sorry for all the Bond puns, but You Only Live Twice! Ok...now I'm really done.) -From Russia With Love, RCC Webguy.
Writer: Grant Morrison; Artist: Dan Mora; Cover: Frazer Irving, Dan Mora
Synopsis: Set in a dark fantastic past of myth and magic, Klaus tells the story of how Santa Claus really came to be. Where did he begin? What was he like when he was young? Why does he do what he does? How does he do what he does? And what happens when he faces his greatest challenge? Drawing on Santa Claus' wilder roots in Viking lore and Siberian shamanism-taking in the creepier side of Christmas, and characters like the sinister Krampus-Klaus, this is a "Santa Claus: Year One."
Why We Are Excited: Writer Grant Morrison has a knack for finding something new and untold, even with older characters and titles like Batman, X-Men and Swamp Thing. Now he takes on the oldest character in the world! Dab in some Viking lore, and we are ready to read this instead of How The Grinch Stole Christmas this holiday season!
Writer: Marjorie M. Liu; Artist: Sana Takeda
Synopsis: Steampunk meets Kaiju in this original fantasy epic for mature readers, as young Maika risks everything to control her psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, placing her in the center of a devastating war between human and otherworldly forces.
Why We Are Excited: Imagining a world of Kaiju and Steampunk in the art style of Sana Takeda should be enough to make us want to check this first issue out. Add in the fact that it's a triple-sized, 66-page, no-ad first book and we can't wait to be transported to this new world.
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