Wading through the phonebook that is Previews Catalogue so you don't have to... Here are twenty choice books that you may have overlooked or that I'm just plain excited about, shipping to comic shops in January!
Love From the Shadows HC - A new original graphic novel from Gilbert Hernandez is always cause for celebration. More Fritz B-movie goodness.
Cursed Pirate Girl (Volume 1) TP - This has been solicited so many times, I hate to get my hopes up, but I loved Jeremy Bastian's contribution to Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard and it's renewed my interest in reading this series from him.
Book of Lilah GN - Someone is after the Keepers, who protect the world's knowledge and its progress, and only one girl stands in their way.
The Finder Library (Volume 1) TP - This is the first of two volumes collecting the acclaimed science fiction tale by Carla Speed McNeil.
Scenes From an Impending Marriage HC - A new graphic novel memoir from Shortcomings' Adrian Tomine.
Nancy Is Happy: Complete Dailies 1942-1945 - The first volume in a new archival project from Fantagraphics, collecting Ernie Bushmiller's Nancy strip, with an introduction by Daniel Clowes.
Sam and Friends Mystery (Volume 1): Dracula Madness GN - This all-ages mystery is about a dog detective and his two kid friends whose minds he can read.
Memoir #1 (of 6) - One morning, the entire population of a small Midwestern town wakes up with no memory of who they are, except for one man.
Lovebunny & Mr. Hell (Volume 1) TP - I love the stuff I've seen from Tim Seely's series so far - it's funny stuff. Hopefully this means there's more on the way.
Batman Beyond #1 - The success of the recent mini-series has spawned a new ongoing featuring the future of the Batman universe.
Zita the Space Girl GN - Zita becomes a hero when she finds herself in another world of crazy creatures and robots in this First Second graphic novel from Ben Hatke.
Lynd Ward: Six Novels In Woodcuts Slipcase HC - Lynd Ward's observations of America through woodcuts, from the Great Depression to the beginning of World War II. Introduction by Art Spiegelman.
The Fracture of the Universal Boy GN - Sandman artist Michael Zulli has taken almost twenty years to create this graphic novel that's sure to be a big release.
Magneto #1 - A new ongoing series featuring the Master of Magnetism when he was young, written by Howard Chaykin.
See/Saw: Connections Between Japanese Art Them & Now SC - I thought that this sounded interesting, exploring Japanese pop art's origins and how the traditional art of the past has influenced current artists.
The New York Five #1 (of 4) - A new mini-series from Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly.