Time Out For Comics! celebrates 25 years in business on September 1st.
When I was four years old, my grandmother started my passion with comic books.
She bought me my very first issue, Amazing Spider-Man #76, from a discounted comic book box in a small book store. From that moment on I was obsessed, not only with reading, but with the stories in the books. The very first issue I bought for myself was the first issue of the Marvel Comics adaptation of the original Star Wars movie.
Over the years my personal collection grew and my interests expanded to include collectibles, cards and figures. During my college years, I was managing a comic book store in Queens NY. Prior to graduating, an opportunity arose for me to open my own business. I opened Time Out For Comics! on September 1, 1993 and I just found it to be a wonderfully fun, interactive, engaging profession. My biggest reward from owning Time Out For Comics! has been the friendships that I have made throughout my 25 years.
Thank you to our patrons for making Time Out For Comics! a continuing success!
September is a busy month for story lines. Let's start off with
KICK-ASS #7 (MR) NEW STORY ARC
Kick-Ass has wiped out Hoops Lucero and seized control of his criminal operations, but Violencia's set to bust out of jail and get his bloody revenge on our favorite superhero.
SPAWN #290 PRELUDE Part 2... leading to GIANT-SIZED SPAWN #300
Spawn has to decide if he is going to let one of his enemies live until he can get the answers he wants... but if he does let him live, thousands of innocents will die instead.
What will our dark hero choose?
Dark Horse Comics:
BTVS SEASON 12 THE RECKONING #4 (OF 4) Buffy, Fray, the Scoobies, and the Slayers are in an epic battle against Harth, and his army of baddies. His attempt to steal the power of the Slayers has brought Buffy and her crew to the turning point that they have been trying desperately to avoid. With all other options spent, it is only Buffy and her sacrifice that can save the world . . .
o The entire Buffyverse is united here in the culmination of all Buffy Seasons! o The return of Fray!
PREDATOR HUNTERS II #2 A reconnaissance mission in Afghanistan turns into a deadly three-way game of cat-and-mouse as the Hunters track a Predator-and attempt to avoid a government-sponsored team after the same prey!
TERMINATOR SECTOR WAR #2 (OF 4) NYPD officer Lucy Castro is being hunted by the T-800, and seeks protection from a local crime boss in order to survive the night. Will it be enough?
WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE HC VOL 02
For years, Diana of Paradise Island yearned to leave the only home she knew behind for adventures that laid beyond its shores. Now, after a fateful meeting with Air Force pilot Steve Trevor, the Amazon Warrior finds herself in Man's World. And she is ready for anything that it may throw at her. But is the world ready for Wonder Woman? An American government, fraught with dissension and conflicts foreign to Diana, has deemed her a danger to society. How will Wonder Woman carry out her mission of peace and love in a world that can't get out of its own way? That is, unless there are more insidious forces at play... Don't miss the second volume in the WONDER WOMAN: EARTH ONE original graphic novel series! $25
HEROES IN CRISIS #1 (OF 7)
There's a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by C.I.A.-operative-turned-comics-writer Tom King: How does a superhero handle PTSD? Welcome to Sanctuary, an ultra-secret hospital for superheroes who've been traumatized by crime-fighting and cosmic combat. But something goes inexplicably wrong when many patients wind up dead, with two well-known operators as the prime suspects: Harley Quinn and Booster Gold! It's up to the DC Trinity of Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman to investigate-but can they get the job done in the face of overwhelming opposition?
BATMAN DAMNED #1 (OF 3) (MR)
DC BLACK LABEL, the highly anticipated new imprint from DC Comics, starts here! The Joker is dead. There is no doubt about that. But whether Batman finally snapped his scrawny neck or some other sinister force in Gotham City did the deed is still a mystery. Problem is, Batman can't remember... and the more he digs into this labyrinthine case, the more his mind starts to doubt everything he's uncovering. So who better to set him straight than... John Constantine? Problem with that is as much as John loves a good mystery, he loves messing with people's heads even more. So with John's "help," the pair will delve into the sordid underbelly of Gotham as they race toward the mind-blowing truth of who murdered The Joker. BATMAN: DAMNED is a bimonthly super-natural horror story told by two of comics' greatest modern creators-a visceral thrill-ride that proudly puts the "black" in BLACK LABEL.
DOOMSDAY CLOCK #7 (OF 12)
The critically acclaimed team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank continue the groundbreaking miniseries bringing the world of WATCHMEN to DC. In this chapter, the truth behind Dr. Manhattan's curiosity with the DC Universe is revealed as the planet teeters on the edge of the Super-War.
DREAMING #1 (MR)
From the upheaval of THE SANDMAN UNIVERSE #1 rises THE DREAMING-a kingdom in chaos. There is a place where stories are born. Today its walls lie slashed and bleeding. Dream has abandoned his realm, and until he is found, its residents must protect its broken borders alone. But the most senior storysmiths are tormented by invasive secrets, the warden Lucien is doubting his own mind-and beyond the gates something horrific waits with tooth and talon. Only Dora, the monstress, finds opportunity in madness, stealing dreams for the highest bidder. But she has no idea how deep the danger lies. Meanwhile, in Dream's gallery, something new is growing...
HOUSE OF WHISPERS #1 (MR)
An all-new corner has been added to Neil Gaiman's Sandman Universe! Welcome to the House of Dahomey, the houseboat of Erzulie Fréda, where the souls of Voodoo followers go when they sleep to beseech the flirtatious and tragic goddess to grant them their hearts' desires and counsel them on their futures and fortunes. When you arrive, you'll find a party is in full swing, filled with all kinds of fabulous and fierce folk, while fish fry and music blasts. From her bayou, Erzulie scries upon the mortal realm and sees four human girls open a mysterious and magical journal filled with whispers and rumors that, if they spread, could cause a pandemic unlike any the Earth has seen, with the power to release Sopona, the loa lord of infectious disease and cousin to Erzulie, who is currently banned from the human plane. But even the fearsome Erzulie cannot be of assistance when her dream river turns tumultuous, tossing her house from her realm and into another...
ACTION COMICS #1003
How well does Clark Kent know his own city? Are the threats targeting Metropolis new or something older and more dangerous than they seem? With mobsters being killed off and the Daily Planet staff hunting for answers, it's up to Superman to discover what lurks in the underside of the city he thought he knew so well. Who is the Red Mist, and why has Superman never heard of someone so powerful and dangerous? And what is Lois Lane doing with Lex Luthor?
ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS #2 (OF 12)
Kids today, amiright? What with their vaping, texting, emoji-ing and whatnot-never mind what happens when teen villains the Gang get their hands on Gold Kryptonite! That's exactly what the young bad guys plan to do to impress the Earth's biggest villains! Super Sons Robin and Superboy stand face to face with Rex Luthor, Joker Jr. and other psychos pulled right from your nightmares. The Gang has already robbed Superboy of his powers, and now they're ready to reveal their grand plan!
Dick Grayson-the original Robin-gets to spend some quality time fighting crime with his mentor for the first time since Batman popped the question to Catwoman. It's a walk down memory lane as Bruce Wayne helps Dick get over the loss of his high-flying acrobat parents, which in turn led to his crime-fighting career. Guest artist Matt Wagner (Mage, TRINITY) jumps on board for this special issue!
The KGBeast lives! The Russian super-assassin is back-but under whose orders? Does he have a specific mission, or is this simply some leftover Cold War mayhem? Nyet, comrade-it has to do with Bruce Wayne's recent court case involving Mr. Freeze. Something is rotten in Gotham, and you can still smell it, even if it's on ice!
BATMAN KINGS OF FEAR #2 (OF 6)
Scarecrow is loose in the streets of Gotham City, and Batman must drag him back to Arkham Asylum! To make matters worse, he's doused Batman with the strongest batch of fear gas in his arsenal, turning the city the Dark Knight Detective protects into his worst nightmare and enemy!
DETECTIVE COMICS #988
Kicking off an arc guest-written by James Robinson (writer of the Batman classics "Blades" and "Face the Face") with art by rising star Stephen Segovia! It looks like the kind of murder case too ordinary to draw the attention of Batman...but once the World's Greatest Detective gets involved, the identity of the victim completely unravels-and leads to a conspiracy among some of the Dark Knight's strangest foes!
DETECTIVE COMICS #989
Fighting off Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum and two versions of the pyro-maniac Firefly shouldn't be too difficult for Batman...but the real threat comes from the fact that they're pairs! For some reason, Two-Face doesn't want Batman to discover the truth behind the murder he's investigating...but what's his angle?
The secret shot-caller who's been borrowing Catwoman's M.O. for a series of crimes steps out of the shadows in this issue, and her "secret origin" is unlike anything Selina's run into before! Meanwhile, the police close in on Catwoman as well, as they believe she killed a cop during one of the crimes she's been framed for. With nowhere to go and no one to turn to, Catwoman's running out of her nine lives fast!
GREEN LANTERNS #54
The Cyborg Superman, Hank Henshaw, found a way to override the Green Lanterns' Power Rings, and he's using that ability to gaslight Simon Baz in part five of the "Evil's Might" storyline. Communicating with Baz through his ring, Henshaw convinces Simon to trespass in Superman's Fortress of Solitude, where Henshaw will have access to all the cosmic weaponry that would make him unstoppable. Can Simon throw off the mental shackles ensnaring him? Or will he unwittingly help Hank Henshaw become an omega-level threat once again?
GREEN LANTERNS #55
Then, Hank Henshaw, the Ravagers and Eon battle the Green Lantern Corps on Mogo for the fate of the universe! (In other words, it's Tuesday.) Hal Jordan has had enough of this Man of Steel knockoff, so he's seeking out the former Cyborg Superman with the sole intention of handing him his butt! However, Henshaw's ability to hack the Corps' power rings may give him all the leverage he needs to take over the universe.
JUSTICE LEAGUE #7
It's wall-to-Source-Wall Justice League action as artist Jim Cheung rejoins writer Scott Snyder! Hawkgirl takes wing against Legion of Doom leader Lex Luthor; John Stewart faces off with old foe Sinestro; the Flash must run down the Still Force-empowered Gorilla Grodd; and Wonder Woman tackles the tag team of Black Manta and Cheetah-underwater, no less!
JUSTICE LEAGUE #8
Part two of the "Legion of Doom" storyline focuses on Lex Luthor's recruiting efforts-and this time around, he's targeting both Cheetah and Black Manta for membership! Lex knows just what buttons to push to acquire his super-powered muscle, and this issue it's all about getting revenge on Wonder Woman and Aquaman, respectively. We bet they sign right up as soon as they find out Lex has METAL's Batman Who Laughs locked up in Doom HQ!
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #3
Space may very well be the final frontier for the Odyssey team! It's bad enough when the very environment of space wants to kill you, but when Vril Dox shows up and attacks with an army of Brainiac robots, what chance does the Odyssey team have? Of course, Vril's just doing this to save the Coluan refugees aboard the ship, right? He wouldn't have some ulterior motive, would he? And can the team really trust that Darkseid-who's also aboard their ship-won't try to destroy the universe? Cyborg, Starfire, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and Azrael are on it!
Guest-starring the Justice League! Locked inside the Phantom Zone, the Earth stands poisoned and its heroes lie dying, with no idea how to escape the deadly Kryptonian trap. But an even deadlier threat invades as Rogol Zaar teams with those who have been imprisoned inside the Phantom Zone to use Earth to escape, not caring if they destroy the planet to do it.
STAR TREK TNG TERRA INCOGNITA #3
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! With a high-ranking Federation official's life hanging in the balance, Doctor Selar faces a difficult decision when she must choose between her responsibility as a physician and her adherence to Vulcan philosophy.
From the creative forces behind Star Trek: The Next Generation-Mirror Broken! 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 VS TRANSFORMERS #1 (OF 4)
The Transformers '80s cartoon series meets Star Trek: The Animated Series in a no-holds-barred Saturday Morning mash-up for the ages! At the edge of Klingon space, the starship Enterprise finds there's more to the final frontier than meets the eye, when Kirk and his crew come face to face with the strangest life forms of all: Cybertronians! This unprecedented crossover brings together two of the greatest science fiction universes of all time-in the style of their classic animated series! A five-year mission meets a four-million-year war! Written by two titans of their respective properties, John Barber (Optimus Prime, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel) and Mike Johnson (the most prolific Star Trek comic book writer of ALL TIME!)! Philip Murphy's A & B covers connect to form an amazing heroes and villains image!
TRANSFORMERS UNICRON #5 (OF 6)
THE END IS HERE! The Transformers bots make one last, desperate stand against Unicron, as Optimus Prime plunges deep into the monster-and into the dark history that spawned them both.
The final battle rages as Unicron attacks the Earth! Jam-packed with guest stars in a battle for survival-but will anyone make it out alive?
TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #24
LAST STAND! All they wanted was an adventure. Now, as worlds turn to dust and every sacred truth is undone, as everything they've run from catches up with them and every gruesome future comes to pass, Rodimus and his loved ones just want it all to stop. But the end of the universe waits for no one, and so the survivors of the Lost Light must take up arms... for the very last time.
OPTIMUS PRIME #24
YOUTH IN REVOLT! As Unicron approaches, Optimus Prime's colonist soldiers take matters into their own hands. With Autobot forces spread thin, will anybody stand in their way? And-more importantly-SHOULD anybody stop them?
Ties-in to the Unicron event! Part of the summer of Transformers-all building up to the end of the universe as we know it! The penultimate issue before the conclusion you have to see to believe! Only two issues left! Closing a story six years in the making! Don't miss the B cover by beloved Transformers artist Geoff Senior!
TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE MOVIE PREQUEL #4 (OF 4)
In 1960s England, Bumblebee and his super-spy allies infiltrate the Decepticons' clandestine island headquarters. Is it a trap? Of course it's a trap. But in the high-stakes game of counterintelligence, who's trapping who?
The prequel to the new Bumblebee film (coming this winter), geared toward a younger audience! Sometimes serious, sometimes campy action spy adventure for fans of James Bond or Mission Impossible!
BATMAN THE MAXX #1 (OF 5)
Batman must face the strangest and most bizarre adventure of his career, as he meets comics' strangest and most bizarre hero... THE MAXX! IDW and DC Comics proudly present the most surreal, quirky, and wonderful crossover of all time!
A devious new doctor at Arkham Asylum is conducting unconventional experiments into the human psyche, and he kicks off a chain reaction of disaster when he experiments on Arkham's newest patient, The Maxx! The city of Gotham is starting to merge with The Maxx's psychedelic mental landscape, known as the Outback, blurring the line between real and unreal. It's up to Batman to save not just Gotham, but all of reality, and he and The Maxx are going to have to travel through some of the darkest places imaginable-the twisted minds of Batman's greatest enemies!
Join Batman and The Maxx on an off-kilter and unforgettable romp through the diabolical consciousnesses of Batman's greatest foes. Legendary artist Sam Kieth (Sandman, Wolverine) returns to his greatest creation, The Maxx, and returns to Gotham as well, assisted by mult-Eisner Award-winning writer John Layman (Detective, Chew).
First new The Maxx story in more than a decade!
TMNT ONGOING #86
"Battle Lines," Part 1 of 3! The maniacal Bishop has his eyes set on destroying the Utroms and the Triceratons once and for all. The Turtles will have to use all of their resources to stop him... but new divisions between the brothers threaten to ruin the plan before it begins!
The start of a pivotal new story arc!
TMNT MACROSERIES DONATELLO
TMNT returns to its roots with new spotlights on individual Turtles, but this time they're extra-large! Donatello understands that more is at stake than his brothers realize. In order to prepare for the coming conflict, Don will aim to repair his relationship with his mentor Harold... and his malicious robotic counterpart Metalhead!
The new "Macros" will set up each individual Turtle for the climactic storyline leading to TMNT #100!
TMNT RISE OF THE TMNT #1 (OF 2)
A new age of Turtle-mania begins! This new comic spins out of the highly anticipated Rise of the TMNT animated series! The Turtles are hitting the sewers with brand new weapons, brand new enemies and a brand-new vision!
Overseen by showrunners Andy Suriano (Cosmic Scoundrels) and Ant Ward! Kinetic, action-packed, and hilarious!
TMNT URBAN LEGENDS #5
TMNT Volume 3 continues in all-new four-color glory as creators Gary Carlson and Frank Fosco take the Heroes in a Half-Shell on some of their most amazing and dangerous and bizarre adventures ever! In this issue, as Master Splinter uncovers shocking revelations in Warlord Komodo's compound, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo hatch a daring rescue mission... but they won't be on their own. An old friend is coming to the party, and he's bringing some deadly new toys...
STAR WARS ADVENTURES #14
Han has left to get himself into more trouble, leaving Chewie all alone with the perplexing new problem that is a major pain in his hide! The iconic Wookiee will have to use all of his strength, wits, and patience to overcome this latest danger!
Fan-favorite Chewbacca in his first solo Adventures tale! Plus, an exciting new backup feature, Flight of the Falcon!
RETURN OF WOLVERINE #1 (OF 5)
HE'S BACK, BUB. Parental Advisory
FRANKLIN RICHARDS FANTASTIC YEAR #1
A birthday surprise from his future self kicks off an eventful year for the son of a genius! With best pal H.E.R.B.I.E. by his side, Franklin Richards loves making mischief with his Fantastic father's inventions - but can any of them make school go by faster? Katie Power wants to be Franklin's Valentine as he navigates a basketball brouhaha and an April Fools' fiasco! But will Franklin's nemesis Kristoff ruin his summer fun in the sun? As baseball season gives way to football fever, Franklin has tricks and treats planned for Halloween - but he'll soon find interdimensional turkey trouble and a Christmas time warp! Collecting material from FRANKLIN RICHARDS: SON OF A GENIUS, EVERYBODY LOVES FRANKLIN, SPRING BREAK, MARCH MADNESS!, APRIL FOOLS!, SONS OF GENIUSES, SCHOOL'S OUT!, SUPER SUMMER SPECTACULAR, FALL FOOTBALL FIASCO!, DARK REIGNING CATS AND DOGS and HAPPY FRANKSGIVING! All Ages
MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #10
"NEXT OF KIN" CONCLUDES HERE! Ben and Johnny's final stand to reclaim the name... FANTASTIC FOUR. Rated T
THANOS LEGACY #1
"THANOS WINS"...AGAIN? Rising star Donny Cates returns to the Mad Titan to bring the story bridging the gap between his best-selling "Thanos Wins" and the world-shattering INFINITY WARS! How did Thanos' journey back from the future lead to the events of INFINITY WARS PRIME? Now it can be told! Rated Parental Advisory
ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matteo Lolli (CA) Dale Keown Spinning out of the events of INFINITY WARS comes an epic space opera from DEADPOOL veterans Cullen Bunn and Matteo Lolli! Angela, the not-so-beloved half-sister of Thor. The hotheaded Valkyrie - and the human who shares her form, Annabelle Riggs. Skurge the Executioner, freshly returned from Hel. Throg, the mightiest frog of thunder. Kevin Masterson, the boy who took his father's mace to become the hero Thunderstrike. And the Destroyer, the Asgardian armor built to take down Celestials - its wielder unknown. The events of INFINITY WARS set NEBULA off on a quest to rule the galaxy - wielding an Asgardian weapon even Thor would fear - and it's up to this team of gods, assassins, frogs and heroes to stop her. Rated T+
EDGE OF SPIDER-GEDDON #3 (OF 4)
• Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider, and it causes his Uncle Ben no end of troubles. • Until, that is, Ben gets shot in a mugging and Peter's blood donation turns Ben into a Spider-Hero, too! • There's a new dynamic duo in town, and the story doesn't go where you think it will! Rated T+
EDGE OF SPIDER-GEDDON #4 (OF 4)
• Science-Industrialist Norman Osborn's life changed when a radioactive spider bit him. • With young scientist Peter Parker working for his company, Norman became a very different Spider-Man and changed the world. • Now, however, Norman's son Harry is seen wearing a green armor suit and threatening everything Norman has built! Rated T+
SPIDERGEDDON IS HERE! • The end of all Spiders doesn't exclude the star of the most anticipated video game of 2018! • Marvel's Spider-Man is out September 7, 2018 exclusively on PlayStation 4. He makes his Marvel Comics debut on September 26! • How does he enter the Marvel Universe and what role will he play in the final chapter of SPIDER-VERSE?! Rated T+
INFINITY WARS #3 (OF 6)
WHO ARE THE INFINITY WARPS? With Requiem tearing through the Marvel Universe, Loki whispering around its fringes and a new threat looming to devour everything, the very fabric of reality warps around the heroes of Earth... and the only way through winds through infinity itself! Rated T+
INFINITY WARS IRON HAMMER #1 (OF 2)
INFINITY WARPS?! When Stark Odinson, the brainy but arrogant son of the All-Father, was kidnapped by Ice Giants and forced to make them an armory, he turned their forges against them and became the armored Asgardian, Iron Hammer! Rated T+
INFINITY WARS SOLDIER SUPREME #1 (OF 2)
INFINITY WARPS?! Classified 4-F by the military, Stephen Rogers was unable to serve his country in World War II...until a secret government program tapping into arcane sorcery transformed him into the Soldier Supreme, the magical warrior embodiment of the American spirit! Rated T+
FEATURING GHOST RIDER 1,000,000 BC! If you thought you knew the beginnings of the Marvel Universe, you were wrong! Odin and his Prehistoric Avengers represent a period of Marvel history that's never been explored. That exploration begins this issue with the origin of the very first Ghost Rider, one who rides a flaming woolly mammoth and battles a savage and familiar foe! Rated T+
"WORLD TOUR" PART ONE In the aftermath of their world-shaking battle against the Dark Celestials, the new Avengers team is officially formed, complete with a startling new headquarters at the top of the world. Behold the wonders of Avengers Mountain. But someone who doesn't seem impressed is Namor, the ferocious lord of Atlantis, whose rage may turn the oceans red with blood! Rated T+
WEST COAST AVENGERS #2
• You thought giant land sharks were bad? How about former West Coast Avenger Tigra transformed into an extremely grouchy, extremely ENORMOUS Woman?! • But Tigra isn't the half of it. Who's the insanely handsome man behind the curtain pulling her strings? • Hawkeye, Hawkeye, America Chavez, Fuse, Gwenpool and Kid Omega are here to uncover the mystery and save the city of Los Angeles from certain death (but not extreme property damage!) • They may not be the heroes we need, but they're certainly the ones we deserve! Strap in, folks! RATED T+
CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNUAL #1
• During an advance scouting mission in World War II, Captain America and Bucky come across an old farmhouse where a group of concentration camp escapees are fending off recapture. • If they can hold the line, the Allies will come to the rescue. But it's going to be a long night... • Rising star Tini Howard joins superstar Chris Sprouse for a powerful, gripping journey into Captain America's storied past! Rated T+
CAPTAIN AMERICA #3
WINTER IN AMERICA Continues! • Cap and the Black Panther embark on a daring raid into the heart of the Nuke army, while Sharon Carter takes on a secret mission into danger! Rated T+
IMMORTAL HULK #5
• Guest-starring Alpha Flight's Sasquatch! • The monster inside Bruce Banner is fully unleashed - in a brutal, bloody battle with the monster who made him. • Blood will flow. The truth will come out. There can only be one winner... • ...and it won't be the IMMORTAL HULK. Rated T+
IMMORTAL HULK #6
"THE GREEN DOOR" STARTS HERE! • Bruce Banner is alive - and everyone knows it. Now he's hunted by the government, Alpha Flight, the mysterious Shadow Base...and the Avengers. And someone's going to find him first. • But Bruce has bigger problems. Something terrible has infected him. Something with unspeakable plans for humanity. And the only one who knows about it... • ...is the IMMORTAL HULK. Rated T+
TONY STARK IRON MAN #4
STUNG! • You wanted to know who the book's love interest is going to be? Here you go. The one, the only...Janet Van Dyne! A love not seen since AVENGERS #224 is about to be rekindled. • And what's going on with Sunset Bain's new dating app? Some of these online matches are just a little too good to be true... Rated T+
GET READY FOR KING THOR AND THE PHOENIX, BUB! In the far future, All-Father Thor reignited the Earth and sparked new life in the universe. But now, something is wiping out other worlds - and Midgard won't be far behind. Luckily, Thor isn't the only god left. But is the Phoenix-possessed Wolverine a friend or foe? Rated T+
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1
TIES THAT BIND! Years ago, Spider-Man came back from an alien world with a fantastic new costume - one he eventually learned was a living alien symbiote looking to bond with him permanently! But before he rejected the costume that went on to become VENOM, many a night the symbiote would creep onto Peter, and unbeknownst to its host, take them out into the night! Now, for the first time, see just what the symbiote steered Peter into during these mysterious nighttime excursions! Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT) weaves an ALL-NEW nightmare fairy tale, illustrated by the incomparable Garry Brown, in what is sure to be a dream book for any Spider-Man fan! Rated T
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #5
• Things look bad for Peter Parker... • ...but GREAT for Spider-Man! • The first arc of the epic new run on ASM comes to a climactic finish! Rated T
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #6
• Wondering when Boomerang's status as Spider-Man's roommate would blow up? • Yeah, it's this issue. Uh-oh. Rated T
VENOM FIRST HOST #2 (OF 5)
• The mystery of VENOM'S first host continues to unfold as EDDIE and the VENOM are ambushed by a Skrull only to be saved by an unlikely ally, a Kree soldier named TEL-KAR! • But why are these two following Eddie? And why did TEL-KAR call it HIS symbiote? Rated T+
VENOM FIRST HOST #3 (OF 5)
After the extraterrestrial ambush of last issue, the Venom symbiote will have to choose between allowing its newborn offspring to die...or separate from Eddie Brock! Rated T+
VENOM FIRST HOST #4 (OF 5)
• Eddie Brock and the Venom symbiote have been SEPARATED, but Brock isn't giving up without a fight! • With a pair of unlikely allies, Brock takes the fight to his symbiote's home turf...outer space! Rated T+
VENOM FIRST HOST #5 (OF 5)
• As if things couldn't get any worse, Tel-Kar, THE FIRST HOST, has set his sights on Earth! • Though this Kree soldier may have been a war hero for his beloved homeworld, he has no such affections for Earth... • ...and all that's standing between him and the planet...IS VENOM! Rated T+
PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #309
• What should have been a simple altercation with Sandman turns VERY dark. • A tale unbound by time itself threatens Spider-Man in never-before-seen ways! Rated T
PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #310
• A very special issue of SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN written AND drawn by CHIP ZDARSKY! • When filmmakers set out to document Spider-Man's impact on New York City, they couldn't have predicted what was going to happen to them next. Rated T
OLD MAN HAWKEYE #9 (OF 12)
• Finally, the moment you've been waiting for: BULLSEYE vs. HAWKEYE! • But with Hawkeye's deteriorated sight, what chance does he have against the marksman who never misses? • And will he be able to bury the hatchet with SONGBIRD long enough to learn the truth about her betrayal? • Don't miss this critical juncture in the OLD MAN HAWKEYE saga! Parental Advisory
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY BIRTH OF KRAKOA #1
As World War II draws to a close, Sergeant Fury and his Howling Commandos face a mission unlike any other they've ever tackled... and a menace that will haunt them forever! Rated T+
A SUBWAY STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL! • The Punisher attempts to escape his attackers, but they follow him into New York's subways! • Frank's nearly overtaken when the protector of Hell's Kitchen, Daredevil, joins the fracas. • But Daredevil wants to put Frank down just as bad as the mercenaries do! Parental Advisory
LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #3 (OF 5)
THE DEFINITIVE ORIGIN OF CAPTAIN MARVEL! Chaos descends on Captain Marvel's small coastal hometown! A deadly Kree warrior has finally tracked Carol home. But just what - or who - is the invader after? The moment you've been waiting for is here: Margaret Stohl and Carlos Pacheco bring you a reveal that will change Captain Marvel's destiny. Rated T+
SILVER SURFER ANNUAL #1
What mysteries await buried deep within the cosmic multitudes of the Marvel annals? Why - it's an UNTOLD STORY of the dark and tragic past of the SILVER SURFER, brought to you the mighty Marvel way by ETHAN SACKS (writer of OLD MAN HAWKEYE) and ANDRÉ LIMA ARAÚJO (of the THANOS ANNUAL)! Anxious to find a world worthy enough to sate the mighty hunger of GALACTUS, Norrin Radd's early explorations as the Devourer's new Herald bear no fruit. Until the Surfer discovers an exotic alien planet teeming with life...and energy enough to finally satisfy his master. But can the Surfer really doom an entire sentient civilization just to save his own? Rated T+
COSMIC GHOST RIDER #3 (OF 5)
COSMIC GHOST RIDER VS. THE FUTURE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY FOR THE FATE OF THE UNIVERSE! 'NUFF SAID! Rated T+
X-MEN GOLD #35
• The X-Men versus the undead! • Goddess versus god! • And Storm's final battle? Rated T+
X-MEN GOLD #36
• A special look into a day in the life of the headmistress of the Xavier Institute... Rated T+
X-MEN BLUE #35
• Knowing that their time is limited, the original X-Men must face uncomfortable realities about their future... Rated T+
X-MEN BLUE #36
• Are the young X-Men's destinies set in stone? Are they only fighting the inevitable? Only their modern-day counterparts can answer that! Rated T+
ASTONISHING X-MEN #15
• After the events of last issue, Havok and his team are on the run from the law. • Plus, the Reavers' secret mission is revealed! Rated T+
EXTERMINATION #3 (OF 5)
• With Ahab hunting the time-traveling X-Men, it's all hands on deck, as every X-Men team is called to arms and protect the remaining young mutants. • But young Jean Grey and her bodyguards aren't going to lie still for Ahab to come to them... Rated T+
X-MEN RED #8
In the wake of an unprecedented assault on Atlantis, the X-Men must react and recover...while at the mercy of a world that grows more hostile to mutants every day, and a foe who is determined to keep it that way! Rated T+
OLD MAN LOGAN ANNUAL #1
RETURN TO THE WASTELANDS! • Before he was trapped in the Marvel Universe, Logan was trapped in a post-apocalypse of his own making... The Wastelands. But he wasn't the only killer roaming a dead world...for the Punisher, it never stopped being a WAR ZONE. • Plus: a tale of from the War Journal of Frank Castle! Parental Advisory
OLD MAN LOGAN #47
THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACKNESS OF SPACE! • What is it? And what does it want with Logan? The Marvel U's newest alien menace is on the loose and ready to start a rampage... Parental Advisory
OLD MAN LOGAN #48
A GRUDGE MATCH FOR THE AGES! • Logan isn't the only refugee from a dystopian future loose in the Marvel Universe....THE MAESTRO RETURNS! • Gamma vs. Adamantium! Intellect vs. instinct! It's "Days of Anger" ROUND TWO! Parental Advisory
STAR WARS DARTH VADER #21
"FORTRESS VADER," PART 3 • DARTH VADER returns to the place of his birth as he seeks the path to his destiny. • Echoes from the past reach out to him - both from his own, and from the dark history of the SITH. Rated T
STAR WARS #53
"HOPE DIES," PART 4 • HAN SOLO...admiral? • PRINCESS LEIA leads a squad to try and recover the secret that can save the rebel fleet... • Unfortunately, it's aboard the EXECUTOR. Rated T
STAR WARS #54
"HOPE DIES," PART 5 • THE EXECUTOR? Bad. • PRINCESS LEIA aboard the Executor? Worse. • DARTH VADER pursuing Leia aboard the Executor? WORST OF ALL. Rated T
STAR WARS LANDO DOUBLE OR NOTHING #5 (OF 5)
• LANDO'S made his way to an ambivalent Pretusian slave force. But can he convince them to stand up against the STORMTROOPERS who now are lower in number? • Will ELLTHREE temper her passions in the face of massive droid abuses? • Will Lando find a good card game and say "to hell with it all"? Rated T
STAR WARS LAST JEDI ADAPTATION #6 (OF 6)
THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE STAR WARS SAGA COMES TO ITS THRILLING CONCLUSION! • Trapped in a derelict rebel base, GENERAL LEIA and the last of the RESISTANCE fight for their survival! • Will POE DAMERON, ROSE and FINN stop the FIRST ORDER before they destroy the last hope for the galaxy? • Is hope dead, or will LUKE SKYWALKER return to confront his fallen pupil KYLO REN? Rated T
STAR WARS POE DAMERON #31
SERIES FINALE! • In this final chapter of the POE DAMERON series, we see what may be BLACK SQUADRON'S last mission, as they desperately attempt to find allies for GENERAL LEIA ORGANA'S decimated RESISTANCE. • It's been one heck of a ride, but all stories must come to an end. Rated T
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA ANNUAL #2
MEET WINLOSS AND NOKK - THE GALAXY'S FOREMOST MONSTER HUNTERS! • One's a cyborg with a bad attitude, the other's a cold-blooded reptile. They're happily married. They've been hired by a mysterious contact to bag an ultra-deadly monster from the heart of an ancient temple. • N.B.: For "mysterious contact" read DOCTOR APHRA, who - and this will shock you - is definitely up to something. • N.B.: For "happily married" read THIS IS GOING TO GET MESSY. Rated T
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #24
OUT OF THE FRYING PAN, INTO THE HEAT-DEATH OF A PLANET-KILLING METEOR STRIKE! • Swindling, backstabbing and even occasionally feeling bad about it, all of DOCTOR APHRA's attempts to escape her prison-world have failed. • But...wait - here comes an Imperial shuttle. Could this be salvation? • [life support breathing sounds] Rated T