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Gem of the Month – November 2019

There are hundreds of comics going out every month from a plethora of old and new publications. It’s almost impossible to find the real gems within the stacks of comics in your local comic shop or from your digital provider. At 101Comics we go through most of these comic issues and we decided that it was about time for us to create a “Gem of the Month” catalogue with the comic issues that we believe will make a huge impact.

In order to beat the market and get your pull lists in order we will be putting the Gem of the Month, two months ahead of the comic publication date.

Family Tree #1

Family Tree #1 Image Comics

Talent

Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Eric Gapstur, Phil Hester, Ryan Cody
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: November 13, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

When an eight-year-old girl literally begins to transform into a tree, her single mom, troubled brother, and possibly insane grandfather embark on a bizarre and heart-wrenching odyssey across the back roads of America in a desperate search for a way to cure her horrifying transformation before it’s too late.

But the farther they get from home, the more forces threaten to tear the family apart as fanatical cults, mercenaries and tabloid Paparazzi close in, determined to destroy the girl- or use her for their own ends.

A new genre-defying series written by New York Times bestselling author Jeff Lemire (Gideon Falls, Ascender) and illustrated by acclaimed artist Phil Hester (Shipwreck, Green Arrow), Family Tree compines mystery, action, and horror into an epic story about the lengths a mother will go to in order to keep her children safe.

Undiscovered Country #1

Undiscovered Country #1 Image Comics

Talent

Writer: Charles Soule, Scott Snyder
Artist: Daniele Orlandini, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: November 6, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

This November, New York Times bestelling writers Scott Snyder (Wytches, A.D.: After Death) and Charles Soule (Curse Words, the forthcoming novel Anyone) will team up with artists Giuseppe Camuncoli (The Amazing Spider-Man, Darth Vader, Hellblazer) and Daniele Orlandini (Darth Vader) and 2019 Eisner Award-winning colorist Matt Wilson (The Wicked and the Divine, Paper Girls) to embark on an epic adventure in the brand-new ongoing series, Undiscovered Country!

In this special oversized first issue, readers will journey into the near future, and an unknown nation that was once the United States of America – a land that’s become shrouded in mystery after walling itself off from the rest of the world without explanation over thirty years ago.

When a team seeking a cure for a global pandemic breaches U.S. borders, they quickly find themselves in a struggle to survive this strange and deadly lost continent!

ELFQUEST: Stargazer’s Hunt #1

ELFQUEST: Stargazer's Hunt #1 Dark Horse Comics

Talent

Writer: Wendy Pini, Richard Pini
Artist: Sonny Strait
Publisher: Dark Horse
Release Date: November 13, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

When ElfQuest: The Final Quest concluded, it ended the hero’s journey of Cutter Kinseeker, chief of the Wolfriders. But that was only the start of a new adventure for Cutter’s ”brother in all but blood,” Skywise. Now the stargazer elf, who thought he knew everything about Cutter, discovers how mistaken he was. That, combined with a tragic accident involving his daughter Jink, sends Skywise on a quest of his own, from the elves’ ancestral Star Home through uncharted space, and back to the World of Two Moons.

Stargazer’s Hunt has story by ElfQuest co-creators Wendy and Richard Pini, with script by Wendy Pini. Veteran Elfquest alumnus Sonny Strait returns at full force as the artist and colorist for the new series.

Witchfinder: The Reign of Darkness #1

Witchfinder: The Reign of Darkness #1

Talent

Writer: Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson
Artist: Christopher Mitten
Colorist: Michelle Madsen
Publisher: Dark Horse
Release Date: November 27, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

Sir Edward Grey takes on London’s most famous serial killer! But he’s the only one who thinks Jack the Ripper’s murders have an occult purpose. When Scotland Yard turns its back on him, Grey finds an ally in American occult adventurer Sarah Jewell. But the forces allied against their investigation are more powerful than either one of them imagines!

* Re-introduction to Rise of the Black Flames Sarah Jewell.

Rise of the Black Flame and Rasputin: Voice of the Dragon artist Christopher Mitten.

Far Sector #1

Far Sector #1 DC's Young Animal

Talent

Writer: N.K. Jemisin
Artist: Jamal Campbell
Publisher: DC’s Young Animal
Release Date: November 13, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

N.K. Jemisin, the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Broken Earth and Inheritance science fiction trilogies, makes her comic book debut with bestselling Naomi artist Jamal Campbell as they thrust you into a stunning sci-fi murder mystery on the other side of the universe!
For the past six months, newly chosen Green Lantern Sojourner “Jo” Mullein has been protecting the City Enduring, a massive metropolis of 20 billion people. The city has maintained peace for over 500 years by stripping its citizens of their ability to feel. As a result, violent crime is virtually unheard of, and murder is nonexistent.
But that’s all about to change in this new maxiseries that gives a DC Young Animal spin to the legacy of the Green Lanterns!

Legion of Super Heroes #1

Legion of Super Heroes DC Comics

Talent

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Ryan Sook
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: November 6, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

Welcome to the 31st century! Inspired by the acts of and lessons learned from the greatest heroes of all time, the Legion of Super-Heroes have gathered together to stop a galaxy from repeating its past mistakes. The greatest lineup of heroes in comic book history returns with new, fresh, and reader-friendly stories!

Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis reteams with master artist Ryan Sook (Action Comics) for one of the most ambitious mainstream comic books ever created! Why have the Legion of Super-Heroes broken the cardinal rule of the United Planets and inducted Jon Kent, a.k.a. Superboy, into the Legion? What are they hiding? And what does it have to do with Aquaman’s long-lost trident?

2099 Alpha #1

2099 Alpha #1 Marvel Comics

Talent

Writer: Nick Spencer
Artist: Viktor Bogdonovic, Patrick Gleason
Publisher: Marvel
Release Date: November 20, 2019
Cover Price: $4.99

80 years ago, the Marvel Universe was born. 80 years from now, will it die?! THE FUTURE IS IN PERIL! Events of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN have been leading to this for months. Something is happening in 2099 that spans Nueva York and beyond and will shake up the official Marvel Future forever. This is not a drill!

Kiss: Zombies #1

Kiss: Zombies #1 Dynamite

Talent

Writer: Ethan Sacks
Artist: Rodney Buchemi, Arthur Suydam
Publisher: Marvel
Release Date: November 6, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

Decades after a zombie invasion has made humans an endangered species, the city of New Detroit is under siege. The people in charge have banned music, as the undead are attracted to sound, and have tried to rid the world of evidence that the greatest band in history have ever existed. Unwilling to live this way and take the leadership at their word, a group of teenagers set out on a dangerous trip to find KISS!
From Ethan Sacks (Old Man Hawkeye, Old Man Quill) and Rodney Buchemi (Death of Hawkman, Uncanny X-Men) comes a story of survival and rebellion in a post-apocalyptic landscape devoid of rock’n’roll!

Star Trek: Picard – Countdown #1

Star Trek: Picard - Countdown #1 IDW Publishing

Talent

Writer: Mike Johnson, Kirsten Beyer
Artist:
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Release Date: November 27, 2019
Cover Price: $4.99

You’ve seen the trailer… now, witness the events leading to CBS All Access’s Picard. Before he retired to his vineyard, Jean-Luc Picard was the most decorated admiral in Starfleet. Then one mission changed his life forever. The Countdown starts here!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #100

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #100

Talent

Writer: Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman
Artist: Dave Wachter
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Release Date: November 27, 2019
Cover Price: $7.99

Things have never been worse for the TMNT and their allies, but there’s still one desperate gambit to try if the family can come together in time. Will it be worth the cost? Over eight years of TMNT storytelling have led to this game-changing moment! Don’t miss it!

B.B. Free #1

B.B. Free #1

Talent

Writer: Gabby Rivera
Artist: Royal Dunlap
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Release Date: November 6, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

* b.b. free broadcasts her underground radio show from her remote swamp community, and she has no idea she’s actually the chosen one.
* It’s been over a hundred years since the Plague That Ate Greed wiped out half the population, and it’s the only world that b.b. has ever known. But when b.b. rebels against her overbearing father, she realizes that everything she believes in could be a lie.
* On the run from her own family, b.b. will learn the truth about the world she lives in, and about the power she never knew she had.
* Writer Gabby Rivera and debuting artist Royal Dunlap present an adventure for fans of Blackbird and “mysterious destiny” heroic fiction like Naomi about finding your family when the whole world is against you.

Written by Angelos Savvaidis

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