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THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017

MONSTERS UNLEASHED VARIANT COVERS

Marvel Comics has unveiled the 50s Movie Poster Variants for Monsters Unleashed, from illustrator Francesco Francavilla.

They include:

* Monstrom, The Dweller in the Black Swamp for Monsters Unleashed #1.

* It Crawls By Night for Monsters Unleashed #2.

* Return of the Martian for Monsters Unleashed #3.

* Zzutak! The Worst Menace The World Has Ever Known for Monsters Unleashed #4.

* The Creature from the Black Bog for Monsters Unleashed #5.

Monsters Unleashed #1 hits stands on Jan. 18.



MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and exclusive five-page preview of Cage! #4, arriving in stores on Wednesday, Jan. 18 from Marvel Comics, CLICK HERE.

Look for previews of all the Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at midnight (ET) here in The Continuum.

For covers and four-page preview of Kingpin #1, arriving in stores on Wednesday, Feb. 2 from Marvel Comics, CLICK HERE.



MARVEL COMICS TOPS DECEMBER SALES

Although DC Comics has four of the top five books, Marvel Comics again topped the December sales charts, according to figures released on Thursday by Diamond.

Marvel had 36.73 percent of the dollar share to 29.47 percent to DC and had 40.50 percent of the unit share to 29.04 percent to DC.

For the complete sales chart, CLICK HERE.

The top 10 books for the month were:

1.) Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #1, DC Comics.

2.) Inhumans vs. X-Men #1, Marvel Comics.

3.) Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1, DC Comics.

4.) Batman #12, DC Comics.

5.) Batman #13, DC Comics.

6.) Civil War II #8, Marvel Comics.

7.) Star Wars #26, Marvel Comics.

8.) Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1, Marvel Comics.

9.) Hulk #1, Marvel Comics.

10.) All Star Batman #5, DC Comics.



VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT'S IMMORTAL BROTHERS

Valiant Entertainment has announced April 12 for the release of Immortal Brothers: The Tale of The Green Knight #1 -- a 48-page, standalone special reuniting Archer & Armstrong, the Eternal Warrior, and Ivar, Timewalker for a swashbuckling adventure through King Arthur's court.

Writer Fred Van Lente returns to the ageless Anni-Padda brothers with artist and Cary Nord for the first of four oversized issues honoring the most memorable Valiant tales ever told across the summer of 2017.

The special celebrates the 25th anniversary of Valiant's most famous band of brothers with a story in the style of Barry Windsor-Smith's classic Archer & Armstrong/Eternal Warrior #8.

Here's how Valiant describes the story:

"It's winter at King Arthur's court in Camelot! The monstrous Green Knight has appeared before the Round Table with no armor, a gigantic axe, and a challenge. He has come to insist that the weaker knights participate in a friendly 'winter's game' where anyone can strike him once with his axe, but on one condition: That the Green Knight can return the exact blow in one year's time. King Arthur has agreed to face the mysterious knight himself, but the Round Table's youthful and most gallant champion, Sir Gilad, takes up the challenge to protect his king. Much to the court's surprise, the Green Knight doesn't flinch as his head is struck clean off...only to pick it up himself and warn Gilad that he is fated to receive the same blow before the year is out. Now, Gilad -- the Eternal Warrior -- must solve the mystery of who the Green Knight is before his hour at the axe comes to pass! But first, he'll need to find some help...in the form of his own immortal brothers -- Armstrong and Ivar -- who shall be united once more!"

"Aram is super-strong, Ivar is super-smart, and Gilad is super-brutal. That leads to radically different worldviews. So when thrown together, they have completely different approaches to solving problems," Van Lente said. "Thus, they bicker constantly whenever they're together -- they are constantly trying to one-up each other, and prove their way is right."



BRIEFLY

NEW GOTHAM: Fox has released a description for "The Gentle Art of Making Enemies," the Monday, Jan. 30 episode of Gotham.

Here's how the episode is described:

"With Jerome (guest-star Cameron Monaghan) on the loose with one target in mind, Bruce and Alfred's safety is compromised. Meanwhile, Gordon's uncle Frank (guest-star James Remar) pays him a visit, and Nygma and Penguin are forced to confront their issues face-to-face, with possible deadly consequences."

NEW LUCIFER: Fox has released a description for "A Good Day to Die," the Monday, Jan. 30 episode of Lucifer.

Here's how the episode is described:

"Lucifer must find the antidote to the Professor's poison before it kills Chloe. He travels to hell to find the Professor's soul and get him to turn over the antidote. While he's there, he is forced to confront his guilt about Uriel's death. Mom heads to hell to get Lucifer back but Lucifer still feels betrayed by his parents because of something he discovers."



MARCH 2017 SOLICITATIONS

Below are solicitations posted for March. Click on the publisher's name for the full listings.

* ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT.

* AFTERSHOCK COMICS.

* ANTARCTIC PRESS.

* ARCHIE COMICS.

* ASPEN COMICS.

* BONGO COMICS.

* BOOM! STUDIOS.

* DARK HORSE COMICS.

* DC COMICS.

* DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT.

* IDW PUBLISHING.

* IMAGE COMICS.

* MARVEL COMICS.

* ONI PRESS.

* SCOUT COMICS.

* TITAN COMICS.

* VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT.

* ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT.











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