Three New Books From Image For Christmas – Krampus, Dead Body Road And The Saviors – Plus, A Christmas Black Kiss

krampus-1-web-72Image Comics. What's New? Well, in December, there's a bit of Christmas spirit going round. Hence…

KRAMPUS! #1
story BRIAN JOINES
art / cover DEAN KOTZ
DECEMBER 11
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99
Meet the Secret Society of Santa Clauses. For centuries, Father Christmas, Ded Moroz, Hoteiosho, and others have magically distributed Christmas cheer to children around the world. But when the source of their power is stolen, a desperate Society turns to an usual source for help: the dreaded Krampus, child-punishing demon of holiday lore. Free of his cell for the first time in decades, will the Krampus uncover the truth behind the Santas' depowering or leave his jailers to their ultimate fate? It's Snake Plissken by way of the Grinch as the darkly comedic adventure begins here.

dead-body-road-1-web-72So there's that. We also see, as announced at San Diego Comic Con;

DEAD BODY ROAD #1 (of 6)
story JUSTIN JORDAN
art / cover MATTEO SCALERA & MORENO DINISIO
DECEMBER 11
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
The men involved in his wife's death must die. All of them.
Writer JUSTIN JORDAN (LUTHER STRODE) and artist MATTEO SCALERA (BLACK SCIENCE, Indestructible Hulk) craft the bruising story of one man's revenge and the dark road he travels.

saviors-1-web-72And finally, a third brand new book for December from Image, even as James Robinson begins to write new comics for Marvel, he's keeping it real over on the creator owned side as well, with a comic that, clearly by its title, is celebrating the Christmas story. Although, James, there was only one Jesus you know…

THE SAVIORS #1
story JAMES ROBINSON
art / cover J. BONE
DECEMBER 26
32 PAGES / FC / M
$2.99
Eisner Award winner JAMES ROBINSON (Starman, Earth 2) and artist extraordinaire J. BONE (The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror, The Spirit) present an all-new saga of monstrous alien horror.
When Tomas Ramirez stumbles upon an extraterrestrial conspiracy to take over the world, his life is changed forever. He must now seek out those few souls who share this terrible knowledge. But even united, how can they hope to defeat a shadowy alien cabal that is both indestructible and eager to kill anyone who threatens it?

We also get some returns, a Black Kiss Christmas Special "because nothing says "holiday fun" like an endless stream of incredibly nasty revenge sex", the beginning of the third volume of Carbon Grey and a Sin Boldly a spinoff one shot by Joseph Michael Linsner.

todd-the-ugliest-kid-on-earth-8-web-72black-kiss-christmas-special-web-72

And joining in the Christmas spirit is Todd The Ugliest Kind On Earth #8, as we learn "Holiday Gift Bonus: Todd Fold Out Origami with every issue! In this thrilling conclusion to the PBS arc, Charlie Rose unleashes the full force of his demonic power, Peggy's home pregnancy test catches fire, and Gus discovers Todd has the highly marketable power to restore virginity.

And Sheltered… is drawn by Johnnie Christmas! I'm feeling festive already!

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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