DC Comics' Black Label continues to put out excellent material for mature audiences, and we have two of those titles in today's Comics Corner. In Joker: Killer Smile #2, Dr. Ben Arnell learns that he should have left his work... at work. Secondly, in Wonder Woman: Dead Earth #1, the mythos of the Amazons and sci-fi collide. Also in today's Comics Corner: Angel #8, The Low, Low Woods #1 from DC and Joe Hill's comic outfit Hill House Comics, and Wellington #1.

Joker: Killer Smile #2: "(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino


Ben Arnell promised his wife and child one thing: even though he spends his days attempting to reach the bottom of The Joker's insanity, he would never bring that madness home. No matter how dark the work gets, he would never allow The Joker's craziness to tear their family apart.
And in that, he failed.

The Eisner-winning creative team of Gideon Falls kicks their blackhearted chronicle of The Joker's destructive influence into high gear with an issue that turns the entire story on its head, with disastrous consequences for Dr. Arnell!

In Shops: Dec 18, 2019
SRP: $5.99."

For more information on this electrifying new series, visit Previews World on behalf of DC Comics.


Wonder Woman: Dead Earth #1: "(W) Daniel Warren Johnson (A/CA) Daniel Warren Johnson


The celebrated creator of Murder Falcon and Extremity and artist of The Ghost Fleet, Daniel Warren Johnson brings bold sci-fi chops to his DC debut with a harrowing vision of Wonder Woman, unlike anything you've ever seen. Princess Diana of Themyscira left paradise to save Man's World from itself. When Wonder Woman awakens from a centuries-long sleep to discover the Earth reduced to a nuclear wasteland, she knows she failed. Trapped alone in a grim future, Diana must protect the last human city from titanic monsters while uncovering its secret of this dead Earth-and how she may be responsible for it.

In Shops: Dec 18, 2019
SRP: $6.99."

To learn more, head on over to Previews World on behalf of DC Comics.


Angel #8: "A HELLMOUTH TIE-IN! Back in Los Angeles, TEAM SPIKE - Spike, Fred, and Gunn - are doing their best to stem the tide of evil that Hellmouth has unleashed, but the city is being overwhelmed. But to save their city, Fred must decide whether to fight off the darkness inside her... or embrace it.


(W) Bryan Edward Hill (A) Gleb Melnikov (CA) Dan Panosian

For more details on this epic tie-in issue, visit BOOM! Studios' website.


The Low, Low Woods #1: "(W) Carmen Maria Machado (A) Dani (CA) J.A.W. Cooper

Shudder-To-Think, PA, has been on fire for years. The coal mines beneath it are long since abandoned. The woods are full of rabbits with human eyes, a deer woman who stalks hungry girls, and swaths of skinless men. And the people in Shudder-to-Think? Well, they're not doing so well either. When El and Octavia wake up in a movie theater with no memory of the last few hours of their lives, the two teenage dirtbags begin a surreal and terrifying journey to discover the truth about the strange town that they call home.

DC and Hill House Comics present the comics debut of award-winning, bestselling horror writer Carmen Maria Machado (Her Body and Other Parties, In the Dream House). THE LOW, LOW WOODS explores body horror down paths yet unexplored in comics. It will leave readers searching for their way back home and terrified of what they find changed upon their return.

In Shops: Dec 18, 2019
SRP: $3.99."

To find out more about this series, head on over to Previews World on behalf of DC Comics.


Wellington #1: "From the mind of Aaron Mahnke, creator of the award-winning Lore podcast, comes Wellington, a five-issue comic book series delving even deeper into Lore’s dark side of history!

Written by New York Times bestselling author Delilah S. Dawson (Star Wars) with Aaron Mahnke, featuring artwork by Piotr Kowalski (The Dark Tower) and colors by Brad Simpson (The Witcher), this fear-fraught tale – debuting December 2019 – introduces the creature-hunting Duke of Wellington, investigator of the most thrilling mysteries and monsters found on the smash-hit podcast!

“History and folklore are deep wells, and they are honestly a fiction writer’s dream come true,” says Mahnke. “With an amazing cast of characters just waiting to be called upon, and centuries of belief in the supernatural setting the stage, I’m excited to share these powerful stories in a brand-new way!”

“As a huge fan of the pop culture phenomenon that is Lore, I jumped at the chance to work with Aaron Mahnke and the Wellington team to merge history with dark supernatural adventures,” says Dawson. “Add in the atmospheric art by Piotr and Brad, and you’re going to see the spirit of Lore resurrected in an entirely new way. This is a book you’re going to want!”

“The most interesting characters in comics are those who battle with their own demons whilst trying to fix the world however they can,” says Kowalski. “The Duke of Wellington certainly has all the qualities of a perfect horror tale hero. He is driven, experienced, and tormented by nightmares. He is a hunter, avenger, and tireless seeker of the ultimate truth. And, ultimately, the strength of this character guarantees a captivating and entertaining comic book.”

“Aaron Mahnke’s Lore is one of my favorite podcasts and I’m beyond thrilled to be working with him and the amazing team of Delilah Dawson, Piotr Kowalski, and Brad Simpson to add a new twist to some of the stories from the show,” says editor Chase Marotz. “Expect mystery, mayhem, and an awesome monster or two!”

For information on how to secure copies of Wellington, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.

Creator Bio:
Aaron Mahnke is the creator, producer, and host of the hit podcast Lore (Best of iTunes 2015 & 2016), Executive Producer of the Lore television show on Amazon (from the producers of The Walking Dead), and author of The World of Lore book series (Penguin Random House / Del Rey). Born and raised in Illinois, Aaron now lives with his wife and children on the historic North Shore of Boston, where he writes and records full-time for Lore and his other podcasts, Cabinet of Curiosities and Unobscured.

Delilah S. Dawson is the award-winning author of the New York Times bestselling Star Wars: Phasma. Her books include the Blud series, the Hit series, Servants of the Storm, and the Shadow series, written as Lila Bowen. With Kevin Hearne, she co-writes the Tales of Pell. Her creator-owned comics include Star Pig, Sparrowhawk, and Ladycastle, and she’s written comics in the worlds of Marvel Action: Spider-Man, The X-Files, Adventure Time, Labyrinth, Rick and Morty, Star Wars Adventures, and Star Wars: Forces of Destiny. Her upcoming projects are The Skywalker Saga and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Black Spire, written in conjunction with the Disney theme parks. www.whimsydark.com "

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    About the Author - Tamika Jones

    Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

    The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).