​Can a child-beating demon save Christmas in This Week's Comics?

If Ernest can do it, I don't know why Krampus, the legendary child-terrorizing European Christmas demon can't — but will he? You'll have to pick up Image's Krampus #1 to find out. Meanwhile Iron Fist, Doc Savage Parker and many others return in this week's comic releases!


New Issues

Dark Horse:

  • Brain Boy #0: An early adventure of the U.S. Secret Service's greatest telepath.
  • Halo: Escalation #1: The Infinity is task with protecting a diplomatic meeting between the Arbiter and the Brutes when the Covenant attacks.
  • Other releases: Abe Sapien #8, Clown Fatale #2, Conan: People of the Black Circle #3, Eerie Comics #4, Shaolin Cowboy #3, Star Wars #12, X #8.
​Can a child-beating demon save Christmas in This Week's Comics?

DC:

  • Justice League 3000 #1: The Justice League of the year 3000 assemble for the first time.
  • Legends of the Dark Night 100-page Super Spectacular #1: Batman searches for the murderer of a dead priest and Harley Quinn makes an ultimatum.
  • Smallville Season 11: Alien #1: Superman reveals his alien heritage to the world, and Lex Luthor doesn't take it well.
  • Other releases: Astro City #7, Batgirl #26, Batman: Black & White #4, Batman: Lil' Gotham #9, Coffin Hill #3, Constantine #9, Federal Bureau of Physics #6, Forever Evil: Arkham War #3, Green Lantern Corps #26, Justice League #25, Justice League of America #10, Katana #10, Suicide Squad #26, Superboy #26, Superman/Wonder Woman #3, World's Finest #18.
IDW:
  • Danger Girl: The Chase #4: The girls close in on their target in the finale.
  • Indestructible #1: An indestructible superhero enjoys his fame, hiding the secret that he's neither indestructible nor even slightly heroic.
  • Other releases: GI Joe #11, GI Joe: Special Missions #8, Magic: The Gathering: Theros #2, The Maxx Maxximized #2, Memory Collectors #2, The Other Dead #4, Powerpuff Girls #4, The Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction #4, Star Trek Annual 2013, TMNT Color Classics #2, Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters #8, Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland #2, The X-Files Season 10 #7.
Image:
  • Krampus #1: When the Christmas spirits of the world have their power stolen, they must seek the help of the demon who uses the day to punish children.
  • Dead Body Road #1: One man is determined to kill his wife's murderers at any cost.
  • Other releases: Alex + Ada #2, Chew #38, The Darkness #116, Drumhellar #2, Godland Finale, Invincible #107, Lazarus #5, Manifest Destiny #2, Protectors Inc #2, Satellite Sam #5, Three #3, The Walking Dead #118.
Marvel:
  • Marvel Knights Hulk #1: An amnesiac Hulk wakes up in Paris, and then his day goes downhill.
  • Inhumanity: Awakening #1: As Inhumans appear all over the world, the Avengers Academy and the Jean Grey School try to deal with the chaos.
  • Thunderbolts #19: The Thunderbolts take a road trip in the Punisher's van.
  • Other releases: A Plus X #15, Amazing Spider-Man #700.2 and #700.3, Avengers AI #7, Cable and X-Force #17, Captain America #14, Captain America: Living Legend #4, Captain America: The First Avenger Adaptation #2, Cataclysm: Ultimate Spider-Man #2, Cataclysm: Ultimates #2, Emerald City of Oz #5, Mighty Avengers #4, Nova #11, Superior Foes of Spider-Man #6, Uncanny X-Men #15, Wolverine #12, Wolverine and the X-Men #39, Wolverine Max #14.
​Can a child-beating demon save Christmas in This Week's Comics?


Other:

  • Doc Savage #1: The Man of Bronze returns to the modern day thanks to writer Chris Roberson.
  • Grimm: The Warlock #1: Nick and Hank must stop a Wesen from rigging a high school basketball game. I'm serious.
  • Honey West and T.H.E. Cat #1: The master thief and the female private eye team up for an adventure titled "Death in the Desert."
  • Other releases: 12 Reasons to Die #5, 3 Guns #5, Adventure Time: Candy Caper #6, Archer & Armstrong #16, Army of Darkness Vs. Hack/Slash #4, Battlestar Galactica: Starbuck #2, Critter #17, Day Men #2, Death Sentence #3, Deathmatch #12, Farlaine the Goblin #3, Femforce #165, George R.R. Martin's Skin Trade #4, Grimm Fairy Tales: Code Red #1, Gold Digger Christmas #1, Harbinger #19, The In Crowd #4, Kings Watch #3, Life with Archie #33, Lunita #1, Mega Man #32, Night of the '80s Undead #3, Pathfinder #12, Penny for Your Soul: Death #4, Protocol Orphans #2, Regular Show Skips #2, Sherlock Holmes: Moriarty Lives #1, Sixth Gun #36, Sons of Anarchy #4, Standard #4, Steampunk Cinderella, Uber #8, Uncanny #5, Unity #2, Ursa Minor #2, Victorian Secret Masquerade 2013, Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris #33, Watson and Holmes #8, WWE #1.

Trade Paperbacks and Hardcovers

Dark Horse:

  • Abe Sapien Vol. 3: Dark and Terrible and the New Race of Man: The mutated Abe goes on the run from the BRPD.
  • Other releases: Vampire Hunter D Vol. 20, Victories Vol. 2: Transhuman.
DC:
  • Just Imagine: Stan Lee Creates the DC Universe: Marvel's Stan Lee reboots all the main DC heroes in this weird, wild 2001 series.
  • Other releases: DC New 52 Villains Omnibus, Action Comics Vol. 3: End of Days, Young Justice Vol. 4: Invasion.
​Can a child-beating demon save Christmas in This Week's Comics?


IDW:

  • Richard Stark's Parker: Slayground: After a heist, Parker escapes through an abandoned amusement park, and enters a whole new game of cat-and-mouse.
  • Thumbprint: An Abu Ghraib prison worker returns to the U.S., but brings more back with her than her guilt.
  • Other releases: Doctor Who: The Girl Who Waited and the Boy Who Lived, Ghostbusters Vol. 6, GI Joe: IDW Collection Vol. 3, Judge Dredd: The Complete Carlos Ezquerra Vol. 1, Powerpuff Girls Classics Vol. 2: Power Up, Thunder Agents Classics Vol. 2, TMNT 25th Anniversary, TMNT Ultimate Collection Vol. 5, Transformers: Monstrosity.
Image:
  • Sheltered Vol. 1: A town of doomsday preppers discovers the one thing they didn't plan for was their own children.
  • Other releases: Happy DLX, Morning Glories Vol. 6, Snapshot.
​Can a child-beating demon save Christmas in This Week's Comics?


Marvel:

  • Immortal Iron Fist: Complete Collection Vol. 1: The acclaimed Brubaker/Fraction run finally returns to store shelves! Danny Rand enters a martial arts contest for the fate of basically everything.
  • Mini Marvels: Complete Collection: wolverine hunts cereal and othert adorable, kid-friendly Marvel tales.
  • Other releases: Avengers: Epic Collection: Final Threat, Daredevil by Mark Waid Vol. 6, Deadpool by Daniel Way Vol. 2, Thanos: Infinity Abyss.
Other:
  • Arata the Legend Vol. 16, Buzz, Crawling Sky, Crossed Vol. 7, Deathmatch Vol. 2, Domino Lady: Sex as a Weapon, Girl Genius Vol. 2: Agatha and the Airship City, Judge Dredd: Mutants in Mega-City One, Knights of Sidonia Vol. 2, The Last Zombie Vol. 5: The End, Magi Vol. 3, Polarity Vol. 1, Real Vol. 3, Sixth Gun: Sons of the Gun. Sunday Night Movies, Tiger & Bunny Vol. 2, Watsion & Holmes Vol. 1: A Study in Black.

As usual, here's the list of everything being released to comic stores tomorrow, and you can find your nearest comic retailer here.