Can’t Wait for Comics | ‘Tis the season to be scary

Check out new comics and graphic novels arriving this week by R.L. Stine, Cullen Bunn, Jesús Hervás, Christine Larsen, Matt Smith, Mike Mignola, Pius Bak, Jeff Parker, Michele Bandini and more.

Welcome to Can’t Wait for Comics, your guide to what comics are arriving in comic book stores, bookstores and on digital. And with this being December, we’re getting a big wave of Christmas-themed comics, many of which fall itno the horror genre.

I’ve pulled out some of the highlights below, but for the complete list of everything you might find at your local comic shop and on digital this week, you’ll want to check out one or more of the following:

As a reminder, things can change and what you find on the above lists may differ from what’s actually arriving in your local shop. So always check with your comics retailer for the final word on availability.

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Marvel announces a new ‘Sentry’ miniseries by Jason Loo + Luigi Zagaria

Look for the first issue in stores in December.

The Sentry, Marvel’s “forgotten” mega-powered hero created by Paul Jenkins and Jae Lee, may be dead, but his memory and power lives on in a new miniseries by Jason Lee and Luigi Zagaria.

Bob Reynolds, the original Sentry, debuted in 2000 as part of the Marvel Knights line. The middle-aged man started remembering he had another life, as a superhero who was best friends with Mister Fantastic and fought the villainous Void — who was later revealed to be Reynolds’ other half. Sentry would appear again in Avengers and Dark Avengers, and most recently appeared in the King in Black crossover, where he was killed by Knull.

In this new miniseries, Reynolds is still dead, but his memories and powers start to pop up in ordinary people around the world. Misty Knight and Jessica Jones begin to investigate these strange occurrences.

“This new chapter of the Sentry has an intriguing concept: on top of all the responsibilities and struggles a single person has to deal with in their everyday life, can one also handle the power of a million exploding suns?” Loo said. “It’s a fun opportunity for me to create new characters that readers can see themselves in and bestow them these earth-shaking powers.”

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