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KICK-ASS #6 IMAGE COMICS (W) Mark Millar (A/CA) John RomitaJr KICK-ASS IS BACK. It's the violent climax of JOHN ROMITA JR and MARK MILLAR's first Patience arc, and our hero's taking no prisoners. Patience is facing off with the ganglords in a final, bloody showdown-fighting for the survival of her family, and of her neighborhood.
MEDIEVAL SPAWN WITCHBLADE #3 (OF 4) IMAGE COMICS (W) Brian Holguin, Brian Haberlin (A/CA) Brian Haberlin Two unstoppable forces clash: Spawn vs Witchblade! Who will win the fight of the century?
SPAWN #288 IMAGE COMICS (W) Todd McFarlane (A) Jason Shawn Alexander (CA) Francesco Mattina Spawn, the escaped felon, goes on national television to expose his enemies
BTVS SEASON 12 THE RECKONING #2 (OF 4) DARK HORSE COMICS (W) Joss Whedon, Christos N. Gage (A) Karl Story (CA) Stephanie Hans
With his ownership of Slayer memories, Harth has come from the future to destroy Buffy and all the Slayers, stealing their power for his own. At his side are demons and evil-kind, a massive army that Buffy and the Scoobies weren't expecting. To even the playing field, the gang travels to the future to recruit Fray and learn of their dismal fate-should they fail in this battle against Harth . . . The return of Fray! The Reckoning will be the culmination of all the Buffy seasons!
HALO COLLATERAL DAMAGE #2 (OF 3) DARK HORSE COMICS (W) Alex Irvine (A) Dave Crosland (CA) Zak Hartong The Master Chief and Blue Team split from their rebel allies while facing off against Covenant forces in the depths of a mine on Alpha Corvi II, a precarious human colony. The rebel forces have to cut off Covenant reinforcements, but in doing so, their plan may condemn Blue Team to certain destruction.
ALIENS DUST TO DUST #4 (OF 4) CVR A BEREDO (MR) DARK HORSE COMICS (W/A/CA) Gabriel Hardman Days ago, Maxon was a twelve-year-old boy, concerned with the kinds of things that concern young boys. Then the Aliens came. Now Maxon must depend solely on his wits and his will to survive. It's a hell of a way to grow up.
BATMAN #50 DC COMICS (W) Tom King (A) Mikel Janin & Various (CA) Mikel Janin It's the wedding you never thought you'd see! The Batrimony is real as Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle are set to tie the knot in a can't-miss, extra-length milestone issue that will reshape Gotham City. All their friends (and a few enemies?) will be party to a comic book coupling for the ages. Superstar scribe Tom King officiates the sure-to-be-offbeat nuptials, joined by an all-star lineup of guest classic Bat-artists doffing their hats to the lucky couple in a series of pre-wedding flashback scenes sure to set the romantic mood.
BATMAN #51 DC COMICS (W) Tom King (A/CA) Lee Weeks It's the wedding you never thought you'd see! The Batrimony is real as Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle are set to tie the knot in a can't-miss, extra-length milestone issue that will reshape Gotham City. All their friends (and a few enemies?) will be party to a comic book coupling for the ages. Superstar scribe Tom King officiates the sure-to-be-offbeat nuptials, joined by an all-star lineup of guest classic Bat-artists doffing their hats to the lucky couple in a series of pre-wedding flashback scenes sure to set the romantic mood.
CATWOMAN #1 DC COMICS (W/A/CA) Joëlle Jones The wedding night's barely over, but Catwoman's back on the streets, this time to expose a copycat who's pulling heists around Gotham City. As Selina cracks the whip on her former criminal cohorts, she's attracting unwanted attention from one of Gotham's most dangerous groups. The mob? Nope. Try the GCPD. And as if the Bat-Bride didn't have enough problems, don't miss the debut of an all-new villain determined to make trouble for all nine of Selina's lives. Don't miss the start of an all-new monthly series written and illustrated by Eisner Award-nominee Joëlle Jones!
SUPERMAN #1 DC COMICS (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis A bold new chapter for the greatest superhero of all time begins here as the superstar team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Ivan Reis begin their run on the all-new SUPERMAN! The fallout from the Man of Steel miniseries has Clark Kent looking at the world through new eyes... with new ideas about what Superman could and should do for the city of Metropolis and the planet Earth. His first job? Getting the planet back out of the Phantom Zone!
ACTION COMICS #1001 DC COMICS (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Patrick Gleason Acclaimed writer Brian Michael Bendis' new chapter for the Man of Steel and the world of tomorrow begins here! The devastating repercussions from the Man of Steel miniseries still reverberate as Metropolis enters a new age! The Daily Planet teeters on the brink of disaster! A new criminal element has made its way onto the streets of Superman's hometown! The longest- running superhero comic of all time explodes off the page with art by fan favorite Patrick Gleason.
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #1 DC COMICS (W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Alvaro Eduardo Martinez Bueno, Raul Fernandez From the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! Earth's magic once belonged to them. Now they want the magic back. But who exactly are they? It's up to the new Justice League Dark to find out and stop this nightmarish new threat at all costs! After the events of NO JUSTICE, team leader Wonder Woman guides the misfit magic mix of Zatanna, Swamp Thing, Man-Bat and Detective Chimp against enemies too fantastic even for the Justice League. Plus, what awful things are coming through the Tree of Wonder? Dark days ahead...
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #1 DC COMICS (W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Stjepan Sejic Spinning out of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! When a cosmic menace threatens worlds beyond our own in the Ghost Sector, it falls to a new Justice League team to answer the call to battle! Cyborg, Starfire, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and an out-of-his-element Azrael head to deep space inside a commandeered Brainiac Skull Ship. But as these wildcard teammates try to stop Despero from slave-trading Coluan refugees, they discover something that nothing in the universe could have prepared them for: Darkseid...who says he's there to help?!
DOOMSDAY CLOCK #6 (OF 12) DC COMICS (W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Gary Frank The critically acclaimed super star team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank continue this groundbreaking event as the Mime and the Marionette take center stage in DOOMSDAY CLOCK #6.
BATMAN SINS OF THE FATHER #6 (OF 6) DC COMICS (W) Christos Gage (A/CA) Raffaele Ienco Final issue! The climactic, deadly confrontation between Batman and Deadshot, with Alfred's life in the balance! But to save the man who is like a father to him, will Batman have to violate one of his most deeply held convictions?
BRAVE & THE BOLD BATMAN & WONDER WOMAN #6 (OF 6) DC COMICS (W/A/CA) Liam Sharp It's an epic battle for Tir Na Nóg in this finale, as King Elatha has opened its Causeways and both Fomorian and Dé Denann creatures are spilling into our own realm! Batman must go back to Gotham City to try to close the Causeways from the inside, while Wonder Woman will fight alongside King Elatha against his once-banished brother, Balor Evil Eye! Who will take the crown and rule Tir Na Nóg for eternity?
DETECTIVE COMICS #984 DC COMICS (W) Bryan Hill (A) Philippe Briones (CA) Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira Batman called Black Lightning to Gotham City for help with a specific case-but what is Batman hiding from Jefferson Pierce? It looks like he's in touch with somebody from their mutual past, and he doesn't want Black Lightning to know about it -and that operative might be in over their head!
DETECTIVE COMICS #985 DC COMICS (W) Bryan Hill (A) Philippe Briones (CA) Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira Then, Black Lightning, the Signal and Cassandra Cain are showing how well they work together...but now they're up against a foe who can tap into their worst emotions and play them like music! When you've seen the kinds of horrors these poor souls have, there's plenty of trauma to work with...and with that, you can turn these heroes into deadly weapons! Meanwhile, Batman's "side project" has been revealed-what are the Brainiac Files, and what exactly does Batman plan to do with them?
FLASH #50 DC COMICS (W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Howard Porter The lightning-fueled finale of "Flash War"! Zoom adapts two new Speed Force powers into his arsenal against both Barry Allen and Wally West. What are these strange new powers? What can they do? And how will this haunt the Scarlet Speedster long after "Flash War" is over? It's the power of two Flashes pitted against the seemingly unstoppable Hunter Zolomon!
GREEN LANTERNS #50 DC COMICS (W) Dan Jurgens (A/CA) Mike Perkins "Something is amiss." That's what the Guardians believe. But even they cannot see the darkness growing inside the Central Power Battery...an infection. One that will have enormous repercussions within the entire Green Lantern Corps. Making matters worse, in light of recent events, Jessica Cruz questions her place within the Green Lantern Corps, contemplating leaving it behind. And her partner Simon Baz is stung so much by her confession, he may let her go...
GREEN LANTERNS #51 DC COMICS (W) Dan Jurgens (A/CA) Mike Perkins A murderer stands within the GLC's ranks as tension rises between Simon and Jessica. Their rings seem to say the other committed the crime...
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #48 DC COMICS (W) Robert Venditti (A) Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona (CA) Doug Mahnke The Green Lanterns fight alongside the Guardians of the Universe! The murderous Darkstars arrive en masse at Mogo to wipe out the Corps for good, so it's all hands on deck to save the GL headquarters. Meanwhile, Green Lanterns Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner & Kyle Rayner make their respective battle plans, but time's running out for a miracle. Can we move Daylight Savings to July to get that extra hour? Our boys and girls in green are gonna need it.
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #49 DC COMICS (W) Robert Venditti (A) Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona (CA) Doug Mahnke Allied with evil! With all hope failing, the desperate Green Lantern Corps must ally itself with the monstrous Hector Hammond against the unstoppable might of the Darkstars. It's a suicide mission straight to the homeworld of the Controllers', the puppet masters pulling the Darkstars' strings. Who will survive? Get your rings charged to 100 percent for the penultimate chapter of "Darkstars Rising"!
JUSTICE LEAGUE #3 DC COMICS (W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez John Stewart: Ultraviolet Lantern? Believe it! Under the influence of the Ultraviolet Spectrum, John Stewart engages in some ultraviolence against his teammates Flash, Wonder Woman and Aquaman. Meanwhile, the rest of the League investigates the scene of the fallen Source Wall fragment, and encounters not only a horde of giant monsters, but a pair of longtime archenemies using stolen Atom technology to literally get under their skin. Best to stock up on Cortizone for that sort of itch! All this and...the Turtle? Yep.
JUSTICE LEAGUE #4 DC COMICS (W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez What is hidden in the darkest depths of the ocean and farthest reaches of space doesn't even compare to the insidious secrets buried in the pasts of Flash, Green Lantern, and Martian Manhunter! While the rest of the League battles to save their friends before all of reality unravels, the citizens of Earth make a startling decision...to join the Legion of Doom!
WONDER WOMAN #50 (NOTE PRICE) DC COMICS (W) James Robinson (A/CA) Jesus Merino A new pantheon of gods has been born! But who are they? Where did they come from? What do they want? All questions for Wonder Woman, because she played more of a role in their arrival than you'd think! Will it fall to Diana to end their existence as well? Meanwhile, Wonder Woman's brother Jason learns his true purpose. It's all here in this extra-sized anniversary issue!
TRANSFORMERS UNICRON #1 (OF 6) IDW PUBLISHING (W) James Roberts (A/CA) Alex Milne The end is nigh! The Darkest Hour has come. Optimus Prime stages a desperate gamble as the world-eater, Unicron, approaches Windblade's homeworld-but that's just the appetizer. The main course is Cybertron (with a side of Earth)... and it's starting to look like no force in the galaxy can stop the end from coming.
TRANSFORMERS UNICRON #2 (OF 6) IDW PUBLISHING (W) James Roberts (A) Alex Milne (CA) James Raiz Bumblebee investigates a dark corner of Cybertron's past, searching for answers: what is Unicron, and why does it want to destroy Cybertron? Meanwhile, Windblade scrambles to figure out a plan as Chromia makes her return-with a Decepticon fleet in pursuit! Every oversized issue packed with bonus content!
OPTIMUS PRIME #21 IDW PUBLISHING (W) John Barber (A) Sara Pitre-Durocher (CA) Casey W. Coller "The Falling," Part 6. Bumblebee and Optimus Prime make a last, desperate bid to return to the real world as Shockwave teams up with the Autobots! Can Optimus stop what's coming, or has he played right into the hands of the ultimate destroyer?
OPTIMUS PRIME #22 IDW PUBLISHING (W) John Barber (A/CA) Kei Zama END OF THE ROAD! Trapped between Shockwave's attack and Unicron's onslaught, Optimus and the Autobots struggle to make sense of what's left of their world. Shockwave reveals ancient truths-as an old friend tries to reconnect with Cybertron.
TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #21 IDW PUBLISHING (W) James Roberts (A/CA) Jack Lawrence Something is coming. It cannot be stalled. It cannot be avoided. It cannot be reasoned with. As the end of everything draws near, a simple instruction rings out across the universe: prepare, confront, repel. Some people are ready for the fight of their lives. Rodimus and the increasingly shambolic crew of the Lost Light...yeah, they're really not. Like, at all.
TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #22 IDW PUBLISHING (W) James Roberts (A) Jack Lawrence (CA) Nick Roche The final battle begins-and when it's over, nothing will be the same. Everything that Lost Light-and More Than Meets The Eye before it-has thrown at you, from the biggest plot twist to the smallest incidental detail, has been leading to this: all your favorites, arm-in-arm, hand-in-hand, ready to go out in style.
TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE MOVIE PREQUEL #2 (OF 4) IDW PUBLISHING (W) John Barber (A/CA) Andrew Griffith THE LIVING HEADLIGHTS! In swinging 1960s London, Bumblebee teams with a pair of bickering master spies to unravel a Decepticon conspiracy-but is one of Bee's friends a double agent?
STAR WARS ADVENTURES #12 IDW PUBLISHING (W/A/CA) Elsa Charretier Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala embark on an action-packed adventure where not all is as it seems in a story by fan-favorites Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet! • Fun for Star Wars fans of all ages! • Plus, an exciting new Tales from Wild Space! • Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny fan-favorite creator, Elsa Charretier, returns!
RISE OF TMNT #0 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Matthew K. Manning (A/CA) Chad Thomas A new age of mutant madness begins with the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! This special zero issue is your very first look at the new adventures the guys in green will be getting into this fall! Will the TMNT be able to master their new weapons, or will the weapons master them?!
TMNT ONGOING #84 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (A/CA) Dave Wachter "Kingdom of Rats" Part 4. The TMNT come face to face with possibly their most powerful adversary yet-- The Rat King! Will they be able to defeat him before he makes all of NYC his twisted domain?
TMNT URBAN LEGENDS #3 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Gary Carlson (A/CA) Frank Fosco This is it! The entire TMNT Volume 3, reproduced for the first time ever in full four-color glory! Join creators Gary Carlson and Frank Fosco as they take the Heroes in a Half-Shell on some of their most amazing and dangerous and bizarre adventures ever... In this issue, Leonardo desperately seeks out the lost Master Splinter and the badly wounded Donatello via the Astral Plane, while Mikey and Raph are caught in a fight for their lives against Pimiko and her attacking minions!
TMNT UNIVERSE #24 (W) Ryan Ferrier (A) Pablo Tunica (CA) Freddie Williams II Michelangelo and Mondo must make a difficult decision to save a friend's life... and their own!
STAR TREK TNG TERRA INCOGNITA #1 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Scott Tipton, David Tipton (A/CA) Tony Shasteen On the heels of the blockbuster THROUGH THE MIRROR miniseries comes a brand-new NEXT GENERATION series, featuring untold tales of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D! Following their clash with their villainous doubles from the Mirror Universe, the Enterprise crew returns to business as usual, little realizing the serpent in their midst-one of their own has been replaced! What does Mirror Barclay want, and what's to become of his Prime-universe counterpart?!From the creative forces behind Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken and Star Trek Discovery: The Light of Kahless! Takes place during Star Trek: The Next Generation's critically acclaimed fourth season! Featuring covers by Mirror Broken co-creator and designer J.K. Woodward! The unexpected twist ending of Through the Mirror continues!
STAR TREK DISCOVERY SUCCESSION #4 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Mike Johnson, Kirsten Beyer (A/CA) Angel Hernandez In the Mirror Universe, the heroic characters you thought you knew care only for power and glory. In this, the final issue of Succession, see Michael Burnham in the fight of her life!
GHOSTBUSTERS CROSSING OVER #5 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Erik Burnham (A) Dan Schoening (CA) Emma Vieceli A headless horseman. A haunted brewery. The complicated nature of temporal mechanics across the dimensions. The Ghostbusters can handle all of that, no sweat. But a sinister force is on the horizon, one they barely survived before, and at a great personal sacrifice. Tiamat made a deal to leave the Ghostbusters' earth... but what's the fun of being a god of chaos if you can't find a few loopholes? Mass Hysteria is in full effect as CROSSING OVER continues!
CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Leinil Francis Yu (CA) Alex Ross IT IS WINTER IN AMERICA. For over 70 years, he has stood in stalwart defense of our country and its people. But in the aftermath of Hydra's takeover of the nation, Captain America is a figure of controversy, carrying a tarnished shield...and a new enemy is rising! Who are the Power Elite? And how do they intend to co-opt and corrupt the symbol that is Captain America? Rated T+
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Ryan Ottley An alien invasion hits New York City and the only one who can stop it is...Spider-Man?! But that's far from all you'll find here - a revelation from the past puts Peter Parker's job, relationships, and whole life in jeopardy! And if even that's not enough, you'll see a new roommate, new love interests - and a new villain! Spider-Man goes back to basics courtesy of Nick Spencer (SECRET EMPIRE, SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN) and the Marvel debut of RYAN OTTLEY (Invincible)! Rated T
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2 MARVEL COMICS (W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Ryan Ottley An alien invasion hits New York City and the only one who can stop it is...Spider-Man?! But that's far from all you'll find here - a revelation from the past puts Peter Parker's job, relationships, and whole life in jeopardy! And if even that's not enough, you'll see a new roommate, new love interests - and a new villain! Spider-Man goes back to basics courtesy of Nick Spencer (SECRET EMPIRE, SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN) and the Marvel debut of RYAN OTTLEY (Invincible)! Rated
LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Margaret Stohl (A) Carlos Pacheco (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco THE DEFINITIVE ORIGIN OF CAPTAIN MARVEL! Carol Danvers was just a girl from the Boston suburbs who loved science and the Red Sox until a chance encounter with a Kree hero gave her incredible super-powers. Now, she's a leader in the Avengers and the commander of Alpha Flight. But what if there were more to the story? When crippling anxiety attacks put her on the sidelines in the middle of a fight, Carol finds herself reliving memories of a life she thought was far behind her. You can't outrun where you're from - and sometimes, you HAVE to go home again. But there are skeletons in Captain Marvel's closet - and what she discovers will change her entire world. Written by best-selling author Margaret Stohl and drawn by fan-favorite comics veteran Carlos Pacheco, this is the true origin of Captain Marvel. Rated T+
COSMIC GHOST RIDER #1 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Donny Cates (A) Dylan Burnett (CA) Geoff Shaw EXPLODING FROM THE PAGES OF THANOS! Frank Castle was the Punisher. A deal with the devil made him Ghost Rider. A deal with Galactus made him cosmic. A deal with Thanos made him...DEAD?!? Not to worry, he's coming back, and he's got a plan to make the universe a better place that's going to lead him into an even CRAZIER adventure than he's ever been in! Join hot new comic (and cosmic?) writer Donny Cates (THANOS, DOCTOR STRANGE) as he pushes his wildest creation past the breaking point! Rated T+
X-MEN GRAND DESIGN SECOND GENESIS #1 (OF 2) MARVEL COMICS (W/A/CA) Ed Piskor It's ALL-NEW and ALL-DIFFERENT! Witness Wolverine, Thunderbird, Colossus, Storm and Sunfire suit up as X-Men for the very first time all over again! All through the lens of comics auteur ED PISKOR, who lovingly researches, writes, pencils, inks, colors and letters every page just for you! The second act of X-MEN GRAND DESIGN begins now! Rated T+
INFINITY COUNTDOWN #5 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Gerry Duggan (A) Aaron Kuder & Various (CA) Nick Bradshaw THE COUNTDOWN CONCLUDES! The battle for Infinity among the stars comes to its dramatic conclusion, and all the stones are in place to bring the INFINITY WARS to Earth! Rated T+
INFINITY COUNTDOWN CHAMPIONS #2 (OF 2) MARVEL COMICS (W) Jim Zub (A) Emilio Laiso (CA) Clayton Crain CHAMPIONS...OF THE CHITAURI? Nova and the Champions fighting for Thanos? Strange allies abound and sacrifices will be made...One of these young heroes is about to lose everything. Rated T+
INFINITYS WARS PRIME #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Mike Deodato Trust us, Marvel Fans - before the INFINITY WARS begin to rage comes this shocking chapter of the cosmic saga that you will not want to miss! The ramifications of this issue will be felt throughout Infinity for years to come! We can say NO MORE! Rated T+
HUNT FOR WOLVERINE ADAMANTIUM AGENDA #3 (OF 4) MARVEL COMICS (W) Tom Taylor (A) R. B. Silva HAS SINISTER UNLOCKED THE SECRETS OF LOGAN'S GENES? The hunt for Wolverine has led his New Avengers teammates into the mysteries of the genetic codes of the heroes of the Marvel Universe... And where there's super-powered genes, you KNOW Mister Sinister is involved! Parental Advisory
HUNT FOR WOLVERINE CLAWS OF KILLER #3 (OF 4) MARVEL COMICS (W) Mariko Tamaki (A) Butch Guice (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli ALIVE...OR UNDEAD?! • On the trail of the returned Logan, Sabretooth, Lady Deathstrike and Daken have run straight into a horde of flesh-eating zombies! • But what do these poor resurrected creatures have to do with Logan's return? Parental Advisory
HUNT FOR WOLVERINE MYSTERY MADRIPOOR #3 (OF 4) MARVEL COMICS (W) Jim Zub (A) Thony Silas (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli MADRIPOOR'S SECRETS ARE WORTH KILLING FOR... • ...and if KITTY PRYDE fails to uncover them, another X-MAN will die! Has DOMINO'S luck finally run out? • And what is the SOTEIRA PROJECT? Parental Advisory
HUNT FOR WOLVERINE WEAPON LOST #3 (OF 4) MARVEL COMICS (W) Charles Soule (A) Matteo Buffagni (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli FRESH BLOOD IN THE WILDS OF CANADA! • Deep in Logan's home country, Daredevil and his investigative team have tracked the most recent reports of his appearances...straight to the tips of his still bloody claws! Parental Advisory
AVENGERS #4 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jason Aaron (A) Ed McGuinness, Paco Medina (CA) Ed McGuinness How do the Avengers possibly defeat a crew of 2,000-foot-tall, nearly omnipotent Dark Celestials bent on annihilating the human race? While Thor and Hulk search for answers deep within the bowels of Old Asgard, we learn more about the untold history of Odin and his Prehistoric Avengers! Rated T+
AVENGERS #5 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jason Aaron (A) Ed McGuinness, Paco Medina (CA) Ed McGuinness Behold the wildest, most awe-inspiring team of Avengers ever assembled! But will it be enough to defeat the combined powers of Loki and the Final Host of Dark Celestials? And what is the startling secret of the Progenitor? Rated T+
THOR #3 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Michael Del Mundo UNHOLY MATRIMONY! War rages across the land of the dead, and not even the reunion of Thor with his brother Balder can stop it! Perhaps peace might come from the wedding of the century... in Hel! With Hela, the goddess of death, as the bride, which Odinson brother is going to be the lucky groom? And what special surprise guest is looking to put a deadly stop to the nuptials? Rated T+
IMMORTAL HULK #2 MARVEL COMICS (W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross A random small-town tragedy. A mystery illness that spreads with grief. A green glow on a lonely mountain. Three puzzle pieces that fit together to make a nightmare. And the only mind on Earth than can connect them up...belongs to the Immortal Hulk. Rated T+
IMMORTAL HULK #3 MARVEL COMICS (W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross What happened in the church on Mercer Avenue? What made the Lembert boy do what he did? Who is the One Below All? Reporter Jackie McGee has four eyewitnesses, with four different viewpoints, telling four different stories. But they all saw Bruce Banner...and the Immortal Hulk. Rated T+
TONY STARK IRON MAN #2 MARVEL COMICS (W) Dan Slott (A) Valerio Schiti (CA) Alexander Lozano STARK REALITIES! • Tony has been holding back an enormous secret since his return, and there's only one person on Earth he'd trust it with: James Rhodes. This will change everything. • A strange new development for Jocasta, the return of the Gauntlet and the arrival of Tony Stark's new rival, Sunset Bain. All this and the power of the Manticore, the most powerful assault vehicle in the Marvel Universe! Rated T+
PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #307 MARVEL COMICS (W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Adam Kubert, Juan Frigeri (CA) Adam Kubert • The Vedomi invaded Earth back in #300, leading Spider-Man on a journey through the past and future to try and defeat them. • Did it work? FIND OUT HERE in the stunning conclusion to the first year of Chip Zdarsky and Adam Kubert's run on PP:SSM! Rated T
VENOM #4 MARVEL COMICS (W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Ryan Stegman • An ancient Klyntar has awakened on Earth, and with it, something has stirred in Eddie Brock's symbiote. • And while Venom would never do anything to hurt Eddie or an innocent person, the ancient symbiote has no such qualms... Rated T+
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #21 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jody Houser (A) Scott Koblish (CA) Eduard Petrovich WEIRD SCIENCE CONTINUES! • Is this the start of Annie Parker's own clone saga? • Can Peter and Mary Jane save her from herself? Rated T
MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #8 MARVEL COMICS (W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Paco Medina (CA) Jay Anacleto NEXT OF KIN CONTINUES! A new life in a new town on a strange world. Everything has changed for the broken people once known as BEN GRIMM and JOHNNY STORM. But can they repair things before one of their oldest villains puts the nail in the coffin of THE FANTASTIC FOUR? Rated T+
OLD MAN HAWKEYE #7 (OF 12) MARVEL COMICS (W) Sacks, Ethan (A/CA) Marco Checchetto THE FALL OF THE SUPER HEROES! • HAWKEYE's been on a mission to hunt down the THUNDERBOLTS that betrayed him... • Now see exactly what happened on that fateful date 45 years ago, in all of its bloody detail! • This issue - everybody dies! Parental Advisory
X-MEN GOLD #31 MARVEL COMICS (W) Marc Guggenheim (A) Pere Perez (CA) Phil Noto X-HONEYMOON! • The cake's been cut, the band's gone home, and the biggest X-Wedding in history is finally a done deal! • I'm not crying, you're crying! And so is one of the X-Men! • And those aren't tears of joy: You won't believe which X-Man calls it quits! Rated T+
X-MEN GOLD #32 MARVEL COMICS (W) Marc Guggenheim (A) Pere Perez (CA) Phil Noto DARK RACHEL SAGA! • You may have known her as Rachel Grey...as Phoenix...as Prestige...but all of that is over. • Only THE HOUND remains! And you better pray she hasn't caught your scent! • A seismic shift in status quo for one of X-MEN GOLD's charter members starts here! Rated T+
ASTONISHING X-MEN #13 MARVEL COMICS (W) Matthew Rosenberg (A/CA) Greg Land A NEW ERA BEGINS NOW! The Reavers are back, and they have a new weapon that only Havok knows about. It's going to take a ragtag group of X-Men to save a world that hates and fears them! But after his villainous turn, can any of the X-Men really trust him? Can he blame them? Havok! Beast! Dazzler! Warpath! Colossus! It's an all-new, all-different kind of X-Men story from the minds of Matthew Rosenberg (PUNISHER) and Greg Land (INCREDIBLE HULK)! Rated T+
X-MEN BLUE #31 MARVEL COMICS (W) Cullen Bunn (A) Jorge Molina (CA) R. B. Silva MAGNETO: HELLFIRE HUNTER! • After the events of "Cry Havok," Magneto is on a mission of vengeance! • His target? Emma Frost, the White Queen! • But there's only one group who will stand in his way... Rated T+
X-MEN BLUE #32 MARVEL COMICS (W) Cullen Bunn (A) Jorge Molina (CA) R. B. Silva • The Original X-Men's worst fears about the Master of Magnetism may finally be coming true. • Will Jean Grey and the others be able to save Magneto from submitting to his darkest instincts? • Or are they merely preventing Magneto from being who he was always meant to be? Rated T+
OLD MAN LOGAN #43 MARVEL COMICS (W) Ed Brisson (A) Juan Ferreyra (CA) Mike Deodato REQUIEM FOR A SHARPSHOOTER: LOGAN VS. BULLSEYE CONTINUES! • BULLSEYE's back and he's got a score or twenty to settle. • But this time, it's personal - and LOGAN won't stop until he sees BULLSEYE laid out on a slab. • Who is SHADOW TRACER?! And why is she gunning for BOTH LOGAN and BULLSEYE? Parental Advisory
OLD MAN LOGAN #44 MARVEL COMICS (W) Ed Brisson (A) Juan Ferreyra (CA) Mike Deodato • LOGAN vs. BULLSEYE vs. SHADOW TRACER! • BULLSEYE's leaving a trail of bodies longer than the Hudson River. Can Logan stop him before more people lose their lives? • And worst of all, Logan might be forced to save the life of one the Marvel U's biggest baddies... Parental Advisory
X-MEN RED #6 MARVEL COMICS (W) Tom Taylor (A) Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Travis Charest • From deep beneath the ocean, Jean Grey's X-Men watch as waves of anti-mutant hatred wash over the world! • Can the X-Men quell the tide? Or will they be swept away in its wake? Rated T+
STAR WARS #50 MARVEL COMICS (W) Kieron Gillen (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Travis Charest IN THIS ISSUE...HOPE DIES. • The REBEL FLEET is completed. It's magnificent. It's beautiful. It's secret. • But no secret is kept for long from DARTH VADER. • The most epic story yet done in a STAR WARS comic begins here. Prepare to witness the Empire TRULY strike back. Rated T
STAR WARS #51 MARVEL COMICS (W) Kieron Gillen (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) David Marquez HOPE DIES PART 2 • The MILLENNIUM FALCON - alone - versus an entire IMPERIAL FLEET. • Can LEIA discover the cause of this disaster? • And even if she can, is it too late? Rated T
STAR WARS LANDO DOUBLE OR NOTHING #3 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Rodney Barnes (A) Paolo Villanelli (CA) W. Scott Forbes • LANDO's luck ran out when he was captured by BATALLA. • Batalla's in luck with a big payoff if he turns Lando over to his enemies. And there's a lot of them. • Will a galaxy of bad guys finally get their due against the ultimate thorn in their side? Rated T
STAR WARS DARTH VADER ANNUAL #2 MARVEL COMICS (W) Chuck Wendig (A) Leonard Kirk (CA) Mike Deodato DARTH VADER intends for the Empire to hold no secrets for him - or from him. Which means it is time to dig into the pet project of GOVERNOR WILHUFF TARKIN and ORSON KRENNIC: the massive battle station being built on GEONOSIS. Opportunity arises when the project is hindered by sabotage from unknown forces. THE EMPEROR calls on his dark enforcer to root out the source of treachery that threatens to destabilize the Empire's galactic ascent. Rated T
STAR WARS DARTH VADER #18 MARVEL COMICS (W) Charles Soule (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli, Elia Bonetti • It is time for GRAND MOFF TARKIN to repay a long-standing debt to DARTH VADER... • ...and settling what is owed will require every last bit of his cunning, and will cost more than he ever imagined. Rated T
STAR WARS POE DAMERON #29 MARVEL COMICS (W) Charles Soule (A) Angel Unzueta (CA) Phil Noto • Where were SNAP WEXLEY, JESSIKA PAVA and the rest of BLACK SQUADRON during the events of THE LAST JEDI? • Fighting for the very survival of THE RESISTANCE, of course. • Now, at last, their story can be told... Rated T
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #22 MARVEL COMICS (W) Si Spurrier (A) Kev Walker (CA) Ashley Witter STUCK IN A JUNKYARD JAIL AT WAR. IT CAN'T GET WORSE - RIGHT? • I mean, unless you add a vengeful FORCE GHOST. And insane MURDERDROIDS. And a BOR BRAIN-LEECH. And a SENTIENT BIOHAZARD... • Surely even rogue archaeologist DOCTOR APHRA can't find a way to make things even worse. • Wrong. Because her current beau and her ex are just about to meet... Rated T
STAR WARS THRAWN #6 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Jody Houser (A) Luke Ross (CA) Paul Renaud THE RISE OF THE GRAND ADMIRAL REACHES ITS CLIMAX! • THRAWN at last meets his greatest enemy face-to-face! • Will PRYCE's final gambit to save her family succeed? • And what role will ELI VANTO play in Thrawn's ultimate plan? Rated T
STAR WARS LAST JEDI ADAPTATION #4 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Gary Whitta (A) Michael Walsh (CA) Rahzzah AS THE PAST DIES, THE FUTURE BECKONS... • REY gambles everything as she heads for a confrontation with KYLO REN and SUPREME LEADER SNOKE. • As the fate of the RESISTANCE hangs in the balance, will POE DAMERON risk mutiny to take matters into his own hands? • And who is the mysterious visitor coming to offer counsel to LUKE SKYWALKER? (SPOILER ALERT, it's YODA!) Rated T
GREEN HORNET #5 D. E. (W) Amy Chu (A) German Erramouspe (CA) Mike McKone The enigmatic public hero the Oko has captured Green Hornet and Kato on live TV, but what is are his true motives? It's up to a Daily Sentinel reporter to stop him before he exposes their identities to the whole world.