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"What's on the Rack?" Issue Two

It's the second week of January! We're in lockdown, C.O.V.I.D. deaths and cases are at an all time high around the World, the U.S.A. has survived an invasion of its Capitol and 'planes are falling out of the sky in Indonesia.


Apart from that everything's fine...


And it's the start of a new week - which means it's time to see What's on the Rack! for the next New Comic Book Day - Wednesday 13th January. Obviously, you can't come into the shop and browse in person, so we're here to show you everything online.


CLICK HERE TO SEE THE WHOLE OF THIS WEEK'S RACK


AND OF COURSE, HERE ARE OUR HIGHLIGHTS:


ETERNALS #1

NEVER DIE. NEVER WIN.


ETERNALS.


What's the point of an eternal battle? For millions of years, one hundred Eternals have roamed the Earth, secret protectors of humanity. Without them, we'd be smears between the teeth of the demon-like Deviants. Their war has waged for all time, echoing in our myths and nightmares.


But today, Eternals face something new: change.


Can they - or anyone on Earth - survive their discovery? From the thought provoking minds of Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Uncanny X-Men, Thor) and Esad Ribi? (Secret Wars, King Thor) comes a new vision of the classic Marvel mythology! Rated T+



HAHA #1

ICE CREAM MAN writer W. MAXWELL PRINCE brings his signature style of one-shot storytelling to the world of clowns-and he's invited SOME OF THE COMIC INDUSTRY'S BEST ARTISTS to join him for the ride.


HAHA is a genre-jumping, throat-lumping look at the sad, scary, hilarious life of those who get paid to play the fool-but these ain't your typical jokers. With issues drawn by VANESA DEL REY (REDLANDS), GABRIEL WALTA (Vision), ROGER LANGRIDGE (Thor), and more, HAHA peeks under the big top, over the rainbow, and even inside a balloon to tell a wide-ranging slew of stories about 'funny' men and women, proving that some things are so sad you just have to laugh.



LAST WITCH #1

Featuring a cover from Middlewest's Jorge Corona, for fans of Wynd in the same oversized format comes an all-new modern fairy tale from Conor McCreery (Adventure Time/Regular Show) and V.V. Glass (Doctor Who).


It's the one time of the year when the witch known as Cailleach hunts the children of the village - so Saoirse, a brave and reckless young girl, decides this is the perfect opportunity to defy her father and discover the secrets of the witch's tower!


But when the Cailleach captures Saoirse and her brother Brahm, their lives are forever changed in ways they never expected. * Now, Saoirse will have to save everyone she loves by discovering the truth about the mysterious mark on her shoulder - and embracing her secret magical powers!



SCOUT'S HONOR #1

As an old Scout, I've been looking forward to this for a while. The American Scouts are not quite the same as the original (and best - yes, I'm saying it...) British version, but the basic tenets of the movement are the same and if I'm honest I can think of worse rules to build a society on...


Years after a nuclear apocalypse, a new society has risen from the ashes...and their bible is an old Ranger Scout manual.


A young Ranger Scout named Kit has endured the harsh survivalist upbringing needed to con-quer the irradiated Colorado Badlands. But after discovering a terrible secret once lost to histo-ry, Kit must risk everything on a dangerous quest to uncover the truth behind the Ranger Scouts' doctrine.


From multiple Ringo Award-nominated writer David Pepose (Spencer & Locke, Going to the Chapel, The O.Z.) and artist Luca Casalanguida (James Bond, Lost Soldiers) comes a post-apocalyptic coming-of-age tale that proves when all you know is a lie, a Scout's Honor is the only way to move forward.



SERIAL #1

Zoe has been 10 years old for 50 years - and she's been one of the most entertaining characters in Terry Moore's universe for some time.


Most of her life has been spent on the run fighting the demon that lived within her, kept her young and turned her into a serial killer. Now, free of the demon, Zoe discovers her childhood friend is the latest victim in a string of murders.


Determined to put an end to the reign of terror, Zoe uses her own deadly skills to stalk the predator and avenge her fallen friend. Serial is Terry Moore's new series featuring Zoe, the irrepressible star of Rachel Rising and Five Years. Don't miss the premier issue of a her solo series!




STAR WARS: HIGH REPUBLIC #1

Star Wars: The High Republic #1 cover (c)Marvel
Star Wars: The High Republic #1 cover (c)Marvel

BEFORE THE SKYWALKER SAGA!


THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE JEDI!


A new era of STAR WARS storytelling begins. It is centuries before the SKYWALKER SAGA. The JEDI are at their height, protecting the galaxy as REPUBLIC pioneers push out into new territories. As the Frontier prepares for the dedication of majestic STARLIGHT BEACON, PADAWAN KEEVE TRENNIS faces the ultimate choice - will she complete her Jedi Trials or rescue the innocent from disaster?


New Jedi! New ships! New evils to fight! Rated T





THIS WEEK'S FUTURE STATE TITLES:


DC's Future State event continues - here are all the titles you need to know about this week!


FUTURE STATE: DARK DETECTIVE

The world thought Bruce Wayne was dead. They were dead wrong!

When the sinister para-military organization known as the Magistrate seizes control of Gotham City, the original Batman went big to put them down… but even the Dark Knight couldn’t predict how far this evil force would go to stop him. Now, Bruce Wayne is on the run! From Eisner Award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki and rising star artist Dan Mora, it’s the story of a Batman pushed to the brink—with nothing left to lose.

Also in this issue, Grifter is back! Cole Cash is having a bad day, and that’s not going to improve when the detectives of the GCPD show up! Will a chance meeting with Luke Fox change his luck? Or is his day about to get a lot worse?



FUTURE STATE: GREEN LANTERN #1

Assigned to map and contact new lifeforms past the 3,600 known sectors of space protected by the Green Lantern Corps, John Stewart and an elite team of Lanterns are trapped behind enemy lines and fighting for their lives when the Central Power Battery goes dark and leaves the entire corps defenseless.

Meanwhile, across the cosmos, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz finds herself powerless and forced to battle the invading Yellow Lanterns of the Sinestro Corps, and Guy Gardner, trapped on distant world, decides to reopen Warriors Bar.








FUTURE STATE: JUSTICE LEAGUE #1

Future State: Justice League #1
Future State: Justice League #1

Witness the start of a new era for the Justice League starring Jonathan Kent as Superman,

Yara Flor as Wonder Woman, Jo Mullein as Green Lantern, Andy Curry as Aquawoman, a new Flash from the Multiverse, and [REDACTED] as Batman! Together, they protect the future, yet apart, their identities are secret even from one another—but why? When their greatest adversaries wind up murdered in an abandoned Hall of Justice, all clues point to…the Justice League! The new team’s adventures begin here!

And in a new tale of the Justice League Dark, a witch hunt across the DC Universe begins as magic users are harvested and executed—and the team is on the run! Zatanna and Detective Chimp (now possessed by Etrigan) must round up new and old teammates, including John Constantine, Ragman, and Madame Xanadu.

Their mission? To battle the power-mad Crow King, Merlin, before his plans for magical domination destroy the fabric of reality. But where is Dr. Fate? And what led the team to disband in the first place? Discover the truth here!

FUTURE STATE: KARA ZOR-EL SUPERWOMAN #1

Kara Zor-El, Superman’s hot-tempered cousin, has finally found peace and purpose away from Earth and its heroes. Now known as Superwoman, she watches over the Moon and the refugees from across the galaxy who have congregated there.


But all of that is about to change when a spaceship piloted by a runaway alien crash-lands and turns Kara’s world upside down! Does this fugitive come in peace? Or does this arrival bring war to our hero’s front door?








FUTURE STATE: ROBIN ETERNAL

Lazarus Resin is on its way to Gotham City, and the Magistrate intends to use this regenerative super drug to make its forces immortal!

That is, unless Tim Drake has anything to say about it! Join the ultimate heist at 20,000 feet as Robin and Spoiler hijack the sky convoy that could mean the end of freedom in Gotham forever—if the emotional baggage between Tim and Stephanie doesn’t do them in first!

It’s the fist-flying, sky-diving, robot smashing, fascist-punching adventure that you cannot miss—from rising star writer Meghan Fitzmartin (Supernatural) and top artist Eddy Barrows (Detective Comics)!






FUTURE STATE: SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #1

The sun has set on the heroes of the past, and a new age is dawning! As two arrogant gods challenge one another to a contest of strength, Superman and Wonder Woman are forced to take action to save their cities from the chaos.

Together, Jonathan Kent and Yara Flor, man of science and woman of myth, have the potential to become something powerful, but that’s only if they can learn to get along! Can the two fledgling heroes put their differences aside long enough to save the world they have sworn to protect?