Welcome to the first installment of the 2019 edition of the Time Out For Comics! newsletter! The year is off to a great start. Let's get right to it starting with:
KICK-ASS #11 (MR) IMAGE COMICS (W) Steve Niles (A/CA) Marcelo Frusin Kick-Ass is ready to strike, but Santos and Violencia have joined forces to crush her. The brother-in-law she put in a coma is starting to stir-will he wake up and expose her identity?
SPAWN #293 IMAGE COMICS (W) Todd McFarlane (A) Jason Shawn Alexander (CA) Francesco Mattina Spawn acquires a new power and goes toe-to-toe with his most HATED enemies.
SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE TOO #2 (OF 4) IMAGE COMICS (W) Todd McFarlane (A) Will Robson, Todd McFarlane (CA) Todd McFarlane IF YOU THOUGHT ISSUE ONE HAD A LOT OF BLOOD AND GUTS... WAIT 'TIL YOU SEE ISSUE TWO!!
MORE CUTENESS, AND EVEN MORE KILLING THAN BEFORE!
DARK HORSE COMICS:
ALIENS RESISTANCE #1 DARK HORSE COMICS (W) Brian Wood (A) Robert Carey (CA) Roberto de la Torre Following the events of Alien: Isolation, Amanda Ripley is kept silent by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation about the xenomorph threat. Enter Zula Hendricks, an Ex-Colonial Marine, in need of Ripley's help to expose a sinister bio-weapons program. The duo teams up against an upgraded arsenal designed to keep the darkest atrocities secret! o Starring series favorite: Amanda Ripley! o Written by Brian Wood of Aliens: Defiance.
WILLIAM GIBSON ALIEN 3 #3 DARK HORSE COMICS (W) Johnnie Christmas, William Gibson (A) Johnnie Christmas, Tamra Bonvillain (CA) Johnnie Christmas This is the official adaptation of the original screenplay for Alien 3, written by William Gibson, the award-winning science fiction author of the cyberpunk cult classic Neuromancer. You'll see familiar characters and places-but not all is the same in this horrifying Cold War thriller!The crew of the Rodina quickly find themselves in a dire situation as the U.P.P. side have an unwelcome guest aboard their ship. Meanwhile, the powers that be on the Sulaco look to replace the crew with the recently recovered android, Bishop. As they push the limits of ethics and morality, the crew decide something must be done.
UMBRELLA ACADEMY HOTEL OBLIVION #4 DARK HORSE COMICS (W) Gerard Way (A) Gabriel Ba, Nick Filardi (CA) Gabriel Ba A heart-to-heart with Mother leads Vanya (a.k.a. The White Violin) to reassess what makes her special. Two of her siblings are caught in a shootout, and two more have a cosmic moment, while the bad guys infiltrate the Hotel.
YOUNG JUSTICE #1 DC COMICS (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Patrick Gleason Superboy! Wonder Girl! Robin! Impulse! Amethyst! They're all united in YOUNG JUSTICE #1, the debut issue of a brand-new series that also introduces new heroes Teen Lantern and Jinny Hex! When the nightmare dimension known as Gemworld invades Metropolis, these teen heroes reunite to deal with the situation-but they're shocked to discover the battle may be the key to the return of Conner Kent, a.k.a. Superboy! This mix of fan favorites and new legacy heroes will be the center point for some of the biggest goings-on at DC! As if that weren't enough, Bendis reunites with all-star artist Patrick Gleason (SUPERMAN, ACTION COMICS, GREEN LANTERN CORPS) to bring the new heroes of DC's Wonder Comics to life!
OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE #1 (OF 5) (MR) DC COMICS (W) John Ridley (A/CA) Alex Dos Diaz Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, Let It Fall) examines the mythology of the DC Universe in this compelling new miniseries that reframes iconic moments of DC history and charts a previously unexplored sociopolitical thread as seen through the prism of DC Super Heroes who come from traditionally disenfranchised groups. This unique new series presents its story as prose by Ridley married with beautifully realized color illustrations from a selection of exciting illustrators and comics artists. Alex Dos Diaz provides art for #1, which follows the story of Jefferson Pierce, the man who will one day become Black Lightning, as he makes his way from being a young track star to a teacher and, ultimately, to his role as a hero. Future issues focus on characters such as Karen and Mal Duncan, Tatsu Yamashiro and Renee Montoya. Extensively researched and masterfully executed, THE OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE promises to be an experience unlike any other. You may think you know the history of the DC Universe...but the truth is far more complex. THE OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE isn't about saving the world-it's about having the strength to simply be who you are.
SUPERMAN 100 PAGE SPECTACULAR #1 DC COMICS (W) Mary Wolfman (A/CA) Claudio Castellini "This is the best Superman story I've ever written." So says living legend Marv Wolfman, and when you've written hundreds of Superman stories as he has, it means a great deal. This gem of a tale - written and drawn from 2006-2009 for the SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL series - explodes from the DC archives as a triumphant tale of Clark Kent's fateful first days in Metropolis, which were far from easy. His early failures almost ensured there would never be a hero called Superman. Powerful writing and stunning art combine to conjure an inspiring story that needed to be published, one you will never forget, from a pair of master storytellers.
ACTION COMICS #1006 DC COMICS (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Ryan Sook The Red Cloud sets her sights on someone close to Superman, but how can the Man of Steel stop a villain he can't touch? As the invisible mafia controlling Metropolis' underworld steps more into the light, its leader finally stands revealed with a secret that will have massive implications for Superman and Clark Kent!
ACTION COMICS #1007 DC COMICS (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Steve Epting The Kobra Cult conspiracy ensnares Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen, drawing the attention of the Man of Steel. But be careful, Superman-there's more lurking in the shadows of Metropolis than just a snake cult.
ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS #6 (OF 12) DC COMICS (W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Scott Godlewski (CA) Dan Mora The Super Sons are lost in time and space! On the run from the Gang and trapped on the Planet of Secrets and Mystery, Superboy and Robin have lost everything and gotten a glimpse of how their tomorrows may end. When the planet's mysterious creator returns for his broken creation, the boys find out that tomorrow sucks as much as yesterday!
BATMAN #62 DC COMICS (W) Tom King (A) Travis Moore (CA) Tony S. Daniel What happened to the boy who wanted to be Bruce Wayne? The young criminal mastermind orchestrate his own parents' deaths to emulate his hero and was carted off to Arkham when Batman exposed his crimes, but that is not the end of the story. Tom King reteams with NIGHTWING artist Travis Moore to create a sequel to their masterpiece of dark horror from BATMAN #38.
BATMAN #63 DC COMICS (W) Tom King (A/CA) Mikel Janin There are strange goings-on in the dark alleys of Gotham City, mysteries that will require a different skill set than the Caped Crusader's if he's going to stop the whole city from succumbing to the darkness. John Constantine, the Hellblazer, is a person with just those skills-but after the events of "The Witching Hour," is Constantine in any condition to help the Dark Knight Detective?
BATMAN BEYOND #27 DC COMICS (W) Dan Jurgens (A) Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund (CA) Pasqual Ferry The Clown Prince of Crime amasses his own army, and there might not be enough of Batman and Robin left to stop them. The only thing more dangerous than The Joker is a city full of weaponized Jokerz being pointed at Gotham, led by the Clown Prince himself! With his old nemesis firmly back in play, retiree Bruce Wayne becomes obsessed with bringing him down. But does he have enough in the Bat-tank? And what happens when Gotham's terrified citizens start backing The Joker's play?
BATMAN BEYOND #28 DC COMICS (W) Dan Jurgens (A) Norm Rapmund, Brett Booth (CA) Pasqual Ferry The Joker prepares to deliver his fatal punchline: everything and the kitchen sink hits the fan for Batman and Robin, and even with Dick Grayson's help, the Dynamic Duo of tomorrow and Bruce Wayne may not stand a chance. Will Joker turn Terry's brother into the new Jason Todd? Is now a good time for Terry and Bruce to clash? And why are Neo-Gothamites cheering on the Clown Prince? Will anyone survive "The Final Joke"?
BATMAN CREATURE OF THE NIGHT #4 (OF 4) DC COMICS (W) Kurt Busiek (A/CA) John Paul Leon Bruce Wainwright is not the man he believed himself to be. He never was. But when you've unleashed horror on the world...what can you do about it? Is Bruce human after all? Or has he become more than a man? It's the unmissable finale of one of the best-reviewed miniseries of the year, sure to go down as a modern Batman classic!
BATMAN KINGS OF FEAR #6 (OF 6) DC COMICS (W) Scott Peterson (A/CA) Kelley Jones The epic finale! Batman must battle Scarecrow and his own mind to save Gotham City. If he doesn't, Scarecrow will turn Gotham and everything else Batman believes in into a nightmarish hellscape!
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #2 DC COMICS (W) Bryan Hill (A) Dexter Soy (CA) Tyler Kirkham Sofia Barrera is on the run from an enforcer for the Ark, the program that gave her powers-but in the process, she's fallen into the hands of the mystery man called Kaliber! He claims he wants to protect her...but who's paying his bill? And is Katana already questioning Black Lightning's leadership on their very first mission? Or is she just pushing him in a direction he's not willing to go?
BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #2 (OF 6) DC COMICS (W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jock After the shocking ending of issue #1, a ticking clock sets Batman on a trail throughout the different realities of the Multiverse. He starts to see all the iterations of his life, and what could have been...but more importantly, Bruce Wayne begins to deduce that his current life is somehow wrong, and that all the mistakes he's made are somehow connected. Meanwhile, the Batman Who Laughs raises the curtain on his second act, pulling out the big guns to break into Arkham Asylum... enter one of the most punishing Batmen of the Dark Multiverse: the Grim Knight!
DETECTIVE COMICS #995 DC COMICS (W) Peter J. Tomasi (A/CA) Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza Alfred Pennyworth...attacked at the Wayne mansion! Who's hunting those closest to Batman? The monstrous shadow creature plaguing Gotham City gains the upper hand when two of the Dark Knight's most ardent allies fall prey to the violent vendetta. Will those tragedies send Batman over the edge? Good thing he's on his way to Arkham Asylum-but will he investigate a murder, or get incarcerated in a padded cell?
DETECTIVE COMICS #996 DC COMICS (W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza (CA) Doug Mahnke In the catacombs under Paris, Henri Ducard is not going to sit and wait for the death that's coming for everyone who helped to train Batman...he's going to wrestle it to the ground and put a bullet between its eyes! Good plan-but what if it just gets right back up? Can even Batman save him then?
DETECTIVE COMICS #997 DC COMICS (W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza (CA) Doug Mahnke There's no man on Earth more convinced that he knows what makes Batman tick than Dr. Hugo Strange! Which makes him a natural target for the thing that's hunting Batman, unless Batman gets there first!
DOOMSDAY CLOCK #9 (OF 12) DC COMICS (W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Gary Frank The critically acclaimed series by master storytellers Geoff Johns and Gary Frank reaches its most shocking chapter yet when the DC Universe collides with its greatest threat: Dr. Manhattan. But nothing is hidden from Manhattan, and the secrets of the past, present and future will rock the very foundation of the DC Universe.
GREEN LANTERN #3 DC COMICS (W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Liam Sharp When the Earth goes up for sale on the alien black market, it's up to the Green Lantern Corps to bust up "The Slave Lords of the Stars" in the latest space saga from Grant Morrison (MULTIVERSITY) and Liam Sharp (WONDER WOMAN)! With the Justice League frozen by Gamma Gong tech, Earth ends up on the auction block, and Volgar Zo hosts a menagerie of the universe's deadliest despots and criminals: Steppenwolf, Queen Bee, the Dominators and much, much worse. Hal Jordan leads a squad of Lanterns into the fray-and someone's going to pay the ultimate price before this case gets closed.
HEROES IN CRISIS #4 (OF 9) DC COMICS (W) Tom King (A/CA) Clay Mann Wonder Woman versus...Booster Gold?! Diana finds out the hard way that Booster can be a formidable opponent when his back's against the wall. Of course, being the prime suspect in a superhero massacre and exposing a secret trauma hospital for metahumans will do just that. Meanwhile, Batman and the Flash combine their detective skills to investigate what went awry at Sanctuary and uncover a serious glitch in the system-not to mention an explosive, spoiler-ific secret!
HEROES IN CRISIS #5 (OF 9) DC COMICS (W) Tom King (A) Clay Mann (CA) Trevor Hairsine The secrets of the DC Universe are hacked! Sanctuary wasn't supposed to keep records, but now that the A.I. is compromised, superhero secrets are leaking all over the 'Net. Booster and Harley set aside their differences to focus on who they believe is the real killer (assuming one of them isn't lying, that is). Meanwhile, Batman and the Flash continue to investigate the mysterious murderer. The answer can be found in Sanctuary...but is it safe to go digging in the crime scene?
JUSTICE LEAGUE #15 DC COMICS (W) James TynionIV, Scott Snyder (A) Jim Cheung & Various (CA) Jim Cheung Hawk fight! Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl clash with Shayera Hol (also a Hawkgirl) when the League trio tries to break into a secret vault deep within Thanagar Prime-and the feathers are gonna fly! Speaking of secrets, M.M. learns one about himself and Lex Luthor, as related to him by the Martian Keep, guardian of all Martian wisdom and history. Meanwhile, back at the Hall of Justice, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman must stop Starman from going nova.
JUSTICE LEAGUE #16 DC COMICS (W) James TynionIV, Scott Snyder (A) Stephen Segovia & Various (CA) Jim Cheung It's a mystery in space: Why would the Guardians of the Universe hide top-secret intel deep in the bowels of a secret vault on Thanagar Prime? That's what Martian Manhunter, GL and Hawkgirl want to know! That's not the only puzzler popping off either, as an ancient connection that bonds Kendra and Shayera Hol unlocks the secret of the map on Hawkgirl's Dark Metal wings. Back on Earth, Starman and the Trinity look to create a wormhole that could transport them to Thanagar Prime. The only catch? It could vaporize them!
JUSTICE LEAGUE ANNUAL #1 DC COMICS (W) Scott Snyder, James TynionIV (A) Daniel Sampere, Juan Albarran (CA) Yanick Paquette The Source Wall has degraded too much, and the League must patch the hole right now or the whole Multiverse will collapse! Our heroes scramble for a solution and turn to the only thing that might work: the Omega Titans! The only problem? They killed the Entropy Titan back in JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE. Whoops...but never fear! Kyle Rayner, Miss Martian and Steel-from the non-planet-eating Titans team-guest-star with a plan to create a new Entropy Titan...one that's so crazy it just might work.
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #4 DC COMICS (W) Joshua Williamson (A) S-bis (CA) Stjepan Sejic Next stop on the Odyssey-Planet Cyborg! The space-faring Justice League travels to a new world that worships Cyborg, and meets a population that's obsessed with body modification in preparation for a galactic war. Cyborg and Azrael clash over whether to stop the simmering standoff or continue following the clues left behind by Darkseid. Elsewhere, Starfire and Green Lantern Jessica Cruz infiltrate the society's upper crust in order to decipher the second language on the codex.
SUPERMAN #7 DC COMICS (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Joe Prado & Various (CA) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis It's the moment you've been waiting for: the shocking return of the son of Superman! A year spent traveling the stars changed Jon Kent. Are parents Clark and Lois ready for the all-new, all-different Superboy? Secrets are revealed, a new look debuts and Superman's world is changed forever!
STAR TREK IDW 2020 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Peter David (A/CA) J. K. Woodward Twenty years before he took command of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D, Jean-Luc Picard sat in the captain's chair of the U.S.S. Stargazer. Picard served with distinction aboard the Stargazer for many years on his way to becoming the most respected captain in Starfleet. But in this early mission, Picard showed that even he is merely a man. Featuring an adventure early in Captain Picard's career! Reuniting Fallen Angel dream team and Star Trek fan favorites, Peter David and J.K. Woodward! Celebrate 20 years of IDW with new stories about your favorite characters!
TMNT IDW 2020 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Paul Allor (A/CA) Dave Wachter Meet the Turtles of tomorrow in this adventure set 20 years in the future! The Utrom Civil War rages across Earth. When news of a backup Technodrome threatens hundreds of millions of innocent lives, it's up to the Turtles to do what they do best-save the world. Celebrate 20 years of IDW with your favorite Turtles! The Turtles are all grown up in this one-shot set 20 years in the future.
GHOSTBUSTERS IDW 2020 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening Twenty years in the future, and a new generation of Ghostbusters... is sent on all the jobs Ray, Winston, Peter, and Egon just don't feel like taking on themselves. The Sanctum of Slime Ghostbusters-Bridget, Samuel, Gabriel, and Alan-have proven themselves many times over... first against the demon Dumazu, and later with the Ghostbusters of many other dimensions in the recent Crossing Over event. Now they're ready for an easy gig, something like a simple haunted house. But they better be careful... you never know Wat could happen.
RISE OF THE TMNT #5 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Matthew K. Manning (A/CA) Chad Thomas Welcome to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Reunion! With featured guests Raph, Donnie, Leo, Mikey, April, and... a whole host of angry villains?! Watch as Warren Stone's quest to reclaim his glory put the Turtles in a spotlight they don't want to be in!
Overseen by show-runners Andy Suriano (Cosmic Scoundrels) and Ant Ward!
TMNT ONGOING #90 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (A/CA) Michael Dialynas The Turtles and their allies take stock in the wake of a tragedy. Little do they know the greatest conflict is about to come!
Repercussions strain relationships and a looming threat makes itself known!
TMNT URBAN LEGENDS #9 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Gary Carlson (A) Frank Fosco (CA) Frank Fosco, Erik Larsen When a plague of giant bats leads Leo to Midway City in search of Master Splinter, he finds help from a most unlikely source... the local vigilante known as the Knight Watchman! But will they be able to cure Splinter before it's too late?!
The entire TMNT Volume 3 run-all 23 issues-reprinted in full color for the first time!
TMNT SHREDDER IN HELL #1 IDW PUBLISHING (W/A/CA) Mateus Santolouco Abandon all hope...The Shredder returns in this brand-new mini-series! Oroku Saki's death is just the beginning, and his journey through the depths of the underworld proves to be anything but a divine comedy. How much of Shredder's soul will remain after he's faced the horrors of hell?
Fan-favorite artist Mateus Santolouco returns to the world of TMNT as both writer and artist! The most infamous villain in the TMNT universe gets his own mini-series.
STAR WARS ADVENTURES #18 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Delilah S Dawson, Michael Moreci (A) Derek Charm, Arianna Florean (CA) Derek Charm Padmé Amidala joins Jar Jar Binks on a quest to recover a legendary Gungan artifact. Uh oh! This one is going to be very messy! Plus, Gannis Ducain details his time with the Millennium Falcon!
STAR WARS ADVENTURES DESTROYER DOWN #3 (OF 3) IDW PUBLISHING (W) Scott Beatty (A) Derek Charm, Jon Sommariva (CA) Derek Charm Swallowed by the shifting sands of Jakku, the Imperial Star Destroyer Spectral has been lost for two decades, giving rise to rumors of hauntings and buried treasure. But an epic sandstorm has revealed the ruins of the starship, and renowned scavenger Rey now leads the race to claim whatever lies within!
Three-issue miniseries set during the days before The Force Awakens! Includes a backup story depicting the Battle of Jakku, revealing how the Star Destroyer Spectral met its fate during the last days of the Empire!
STAR TREK VS TRANSFORMERS #5 (OF 5) IDW PUBLISHING (W) John Barber, Mike Johnson (A/CA) Philip Murphy The stunning conclusion! As the Klingon-Decepticon alliance prepares to wipe out their enemies once and for all, Kirk and the Autobots make one last desperate bid to merge Cybertronian technology with Starfleet ingenuity. It's a final conflict you won't want to miss!
The Transformers '80s cartoon series meets Star Trek: The Animated Series in a no-holds-barred Saturday morning mash-up for the ages! Demand was so high, we're doing another issue!
STAR TREK Q CONFLICT #1 (OF 6) IDW PUBLISHING (W) Scott Tipton, David Tipton (A/CA) David Messina When a dispute between godlike beings threatens the galaxy, it will take all of Starfleet's best captains to stop them. Join James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Kathryn Janeway, and Benjamin Sisko as they go head-to-head in a competition that will determine the fate of the Earth and beyond. Will they be able to emerge victorious, or will they be torn apart by The Q Conflict? A soon-to-be-classic six-part miniseries begins here!
The crews of The Next Generation, The Original Series, Voyager, and Deep Space 9 come together to face their biggest challenge yet! Written by Star Trek: TNG: Mirror Broken scribes Scott & David Tipton! All the captains together for the first time!
BATMAN THE MAXX ARKHAM DREAMS #4 (OF 5) IDW PUBLISHING (W) Sam Keith (A/CA) Sam Kieth Midnight, the witching hour. Arkham is the scariest and most dangerous place in Gotham on a good day... but when the power is suddenly cut... super-sophisticated magnetic locks are now useless... and the worst inmates are released! Meanwhile, in the bowels of Arkham, Dr. Disparu has added the Riddler and Killer Croc to his insane plot to uncover Batman and The Maxx's hidden secrets, buried deep in their inner psyches known as "Outbacks." The plot thickens, and so does the tension, as Disparu's secrets are finally revealed!
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #1 BOOM! STUDIOS (W) Jordie Bellaire (A) Dan Mora (CA) Taylor, Matt • Go back to the beginning as the critically acclaimed pop culture phenomenon Buffy The Vampire Slayer is reimagined under the guidance of series creator Joss Whedon. • This is the Buffy Summers you know, who wants what every average teenager wants: friends at her new school, decent grades, and to escape her imposed destiny as the next in a long line of vampire slayers tasked with defeating the forces of evil. • But her world looks a lot more like the one outside your window, as Eisner Award-Nominated writer Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and Russ Manning Award-Winner Dan Mora (Saban's Go Go Power Rangers) bring Buffy into a new era with new challenges, new friends...and a few enemies you might already recognize. But the more things change, the more they stay the same, as the Gang faces brand new Big Bads, and the threat lurking beneath the perfectly manicured exterior of Sunnydale High confirms what every teenager has always known: high school truly is hell. • WELCOME BACK TO THE HELLMOUTH, FOR THE FIRST TIME!
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jason Aaron (A) Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Esad Ribic BY CROM, THE GREATEST SWORD-AND-SORCERY HERO RETURNS TO MARVEL! From an age undreamed...hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet... Robert E. Howard's creation returns to comics, in an epic tale as only MARVEL could bring you! Conan's travels have brought him to the far reaches of the unknown, from his birthplace in Cimmeria to the kingdom of Aquilonia and all in between. As his fighting prowess allows him to carve his way through life, so too does it attract the forces of death! The all-new ages-spanning saga begins here, by writer Jason Aaron (THE MIGHTY THOR, STAR WARS) and artist Mahmud Asrar (UNCANNY X-MEN, ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS), as Conan's destiny is forever changed! Parental Advisory
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #2 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jason Aaron (A) Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Esad Ribic BEYOND THE SAVAGE BORDER! CONAN finds himself beyond the Black River, surrounded by the warlike PICTS! But the tribesmen may be the least of his worries if he cannot fight his way through the demonic beasts slithering around the forest! The epic return of the mighty Conan continues... Parental Advisory
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Donny Cates (A) Geoff Shaw (CA) David Marquez WHO WILL STAND The universe is on fire. Hundreds of worlds are at war. Never has there been such hatred and division across the cosmos. And in spite of all this, Thanos of Titan is still dead...or is he? Now, more than ever, the cosmos need the Guardians of the Galaxy...but in the aftermath of the Infinity Wars, who is left to answer the call? Featuring every cosmic super hero in the known universe by the THANOS WINS creative team of Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw! Rated T+
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Tom Taylor (A) Juan Cabal (CA) Andrew Robinson Spider-Man is the worst neighbor EVER! There are always crazy villains and property damage and drama and...and he CATCHES the villains. And he tries to fix the damage and he helps carry your groceries and actually that property damage keeps the rents down. You know what? Spider-Man is the best neighbor ever and this book will give you a closer look at Spider-Man's (and Peter Parker's) neighborhood than any book ever. Also, it wouldn't be a Spider-Man adventure without a threat that could destroy not only Spider-Man, but all his neighbors. Superstar writer TOM TAYLOR (X-MEN RED, ALL-NEW WOLVERINE, Injustice) and rising art star JUANN CABAL (ALL-NEW WOLVERINE, X-23) give you the most local Spider-Man ever! Rated T
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #2 MARVEL COMICS (W) Tom Taylor (A) Juan Cabal (CA) Andrew Robinson Spider-Man is the worst neighbor EVER! There are always crazy villains and property damage and drama and...and he CATCHES the villains. And he tries to fix the damage and he helps carry your groceries and actually that property damage keeps the rents down. You know what? Spider-Man is the best neighbor ever and this book will give you a closer look at Spider-Man's (and Peter Parker's) neighborhood than any book ever. Also, it wouldn't be a Spider-Man adventure without a threat that could destroy not only Spider-Man, but all his neighbors. Superstar writer TOM TAYLOR (X-MEN RED, ALL-NEW WOLVERINE, Injustice) and rising art star JUANN CABAL (ALL-NEW WOLVERINE, X-23) give you the most local Spider-Man ever! Rated T
INVADERS #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Carlos Magno, Butch Guice (CA) Butch Guice THE GREATEST GENERATION OF MARVEL HEROES IS BACK - TO STOP ONE OF THEIR OWN! In commemoration of Marvel's 80th anniversary and springing from events in the pages of AVENGERS and THE BEST DEFENSE, the Marvel Universe's first super-team is back! CAPTAIN AMERICA. THE HUMAN TORCH. THE WINTER SOLDIER. NAMOR. They fought in WORLD WAR II together as THE INVADERS. But now NAMOR is the enemy, a global threat more powerful than ever. His deadly plans are as deep and far-reaching as the ocean and REVELATIONS about his past could THREATEN the MARVEL UNIVERSE! It's up to his old teammates to stop him, but what chance do they have against the man who knows their every move? "War Ghost" begins here! Rated T
FANTASTIC FOUR #6 MARVEL COMICS (W) Dan Slott (A) Aaron Kuder (CA) Esad Ribic HERALD OF DOOM! • GALACTUS HAS RETURNED TO DEVOUR THE EARTH......and only one man can save us: DOCTOR DOOM! • And where is that agitator, Reed Richards and his meddlesome family? What are they doing? • They're locked in battle against the brave new hero of the Latverian people, VICTORIOUS! Rated T
MARVEL TALES FANTASTIC FOUR #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Stan Lee, John Byrne (A) Jack Kirby, John Byrne (CA) Jen Bartel Explore exciting moments in the Marvel's First Family history and celebrate Marvel's 80th Anniversary with the return of MARVEL TALES! This anthology series shines a spotlight on fan-favorite characters, features timeless stories, and highlights some of Marvel's most impressive talent from the past eight decades. Reprinting the birth of Franklin Richards in Fantastic Four Annual (1963) #6, the first appearance of Namor the Sub-Mariner in Fantastic Four (1961) #4 and a special Invisible Woman story in Fantastic Four #245. Rated T
MAN WITHOUT FEAR #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jed MacKay (A) Danilo Beyrouth (CA) Kyle Hotz Daredevil is gone, but Hell's Kitchen is still a place of heroes and villains. Foggy Nelson (issue #1), the Defenders (issue #2), the many loves of Matt Murdock (issue #3), the Kingpin (issue #4) and a mysterious Guardian Devil (issue #5) will all learn what it means to live in a world without a Daredevil. And without a Daredevil to protect it, has hell come for his city? Who is The Man Without Fear?! Rated T+
MAN WITHOUT FEAR #2 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jed MacKay (A) Danilo Beyrouth (CA) Kyle Hotz Daredevil is gone, but Hell's Kitchen is still a place of heroes and villains. Foggy Nelson (issue #1), the Defenders (issue #2), the many loves of Matt Murdock (issue #3), the Kingpin (issue #4) and a mysterious Guardian Devil (issue #5) will all learn what it means to live in a world without a Daredevil. And without a Daredevil to protect it, has hell come for his city? Who is The Man Without Fear?! Rated T+
MAN WITHOUT FEAR #3 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jed MacKay (A) Danilo Beyrouth (CA) Kyle Hotz Daredevil is gone, but Hell's Kitchen is still a place of heroes and villains. Foggy Nelson (issue #1), the Defenders (issue #2), the many loves of Matt Murdock (issue #3), the Kingpin (issue #4) and a mysterious Guardian Devil (issue #5) will all learn what it means to live in a world without a Daredevil. And without a Daredevil to protect it, has hell come for his city? Who is The Man Without Fear?! Rated T+
MAN WITHOUT FEAR #4 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jed MacKay (A) Danilo Beyrouth (CA) Kyle Hotz Daredevil is gone, but Hell's Kitchen is still a place of heroes and villains. Foggy Nelson (issue #1), the Defenders (issue #2), the many loves of Matt Murdock (issue #3), the Kingpin (issue #4) and a mysterious Guardian Devil (issue #5) will all learn what it means to live in a world without a Daredevil. And without a Daredevil to protect it, has hell come for his city? Who is The Man Without Fear?! Rated T+
MAN WITHOUT FEAR #5 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jed MacKay (A) Danilo Beyrouth (CA) Kyle Hotz Daredevil is gone, but Hell's Kitchen is still a place of heroes and villains. Foggy Nelson (issue #1), the Defenders (issue #2), the many loves of Matt Murdock (issue #3), the Kingpin (issue #4) and a mysterious Guardian Devil (issue #5) will all learn what it means to live in a world without a Daredevil. And without a Daredevil to protect it, has hell come for his city? Who is The Man Without Fear?! Rated T+
AGE OF X-MAN ALPHA #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Phil Noto The age of X-Man dawns... and the X-Men cannot stop it. Rated T+
MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Charles Soule & Various (A) Paulo Siqueira & Various (CA) Arthur Adams, Federico Blee THE CLASSIC MARVEL SERIES RETURNS FOR MARVEL'S 80th ANNIVERSARY! Three titanic tales celebrating the first decade of Marvel stories! First - an all-new tale of the man they call the Wolverine begins in the 1940s! Then comes Captain America, the first Avenger of World War II still fighting for freedom today! And finally, the untold tale of Namor and the atom bomb! Rated T+
UNCANNY X-MEN #8 MARVEL COMICS (W) Ed Brisson & Various (A) R. B. Silva (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli From the Age of Apocalypse to the end of the X-Men...and the dawn of the AGE OF X-MAN??? Rated T+
UNCANNY X-MEN #9 MARVEL COMICS (W) Ed Brisson & Various (A) Yildiray Cinar (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli From the Age of Apocalypse to the end of the X-Men...and the dawn of the AGE OF X-MAN??? Rated T+
UNCANNY X-MEN #10 MARVEL COMICS (W) Ed Brisson & Various (A) Pere Perez (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli From the Age of Apocalypse to the end of the X-Men...and the dawn of the AGE OF X-MAN??? Rated T+
UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Ed Brisson (A) Carlos E. Gomez (CA) Salvador Larroca Cyclops! Rated T+
MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH #5 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Donny Cates, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Niko Henrichon (CA) Geoff Shaw • The Knights have gathered at the Tower. • The evil King and his Pawn have toppled. • And the Army of the Forgotten has been vanquished. • But there is yet a Dragon to be faced before the truth can be revealed! Rated T+
MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH #6 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Donny Cates (A) Kim Jacinto (CA) Geoff Shaw • The truth comes out! The secret is revealed! • A secret that may shatter the very foundations of the Marvel Universe! Rated T+
AVENGERS #12 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jason Aaron (A) Ed McGuinness (CA) Alan Davis FEATURING THE IRON FIST OF 1,000,000 BC! ANDREA SORRENTINO JOINS SERIES WRITER JASON AARON another flashback tale of the Prehistoric Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Meet the primordial woman who was the first to harness the power of the heart of the dragon Shou-Lao, becoming the very first Iron Fist. Rated T+
AVENGERS #13 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jason Aaron (A) Andrea Sorrentino (CA) Steve Epting FEATURING THE IRON FIST OF 1,000,000 BC! ANDREA SORRENTINO JOINS SERIES WRITER JASON AARON another flashback tale of the Prehistoric Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Meet the primordial woman who was the first to harness the power of the heart of the dragon Shou-Lao, becoming the very first Iron Fist. Rated T+
THOR #9 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Michael Del Mundo MEET EARTH'S NEWEST DEFENDER: ROZ SOLOMON! With S.H.I.E.L.D. gone, Roz Solomon has been left adrift in a world full of homeless gods and mislaid hammers. Now this Asgardian ally is about to take on a surprising new role - and make a million new enemies. For the War of the Realms is coming...and the invasion of Earth may have already begun. Cue the Frost Giants! Rated T+
IMMORTAL HULK #11 MARVEL COMICS (W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross "HULK IN HELL" PART ONE! • Jackie McGee is in hell. Carl Creel is in hell. Walter Langkowski is in hell. Eugene Judd is in hell. Carl Burbank is in hell. • Los Diablos is in hell. Shadow Base is in hell. New Mexico is in hell. Planet Earth is in hell. We are all in hell... • ...and so is the IMMORTAL HULK. Rated T+
IMMORTAL HULK #12 MARVEL COMICS (W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross "HULK IN HELL" PART TWO! • It whispers through many mouths. It destroys with many hands. Its only weapon is hate. • It wears human souls like masks on a stage to work its will on the world - but in the lowest hell, underneath all others, all the masks come off... • ...and THE ONE BELOW ALL is revealed. Rated T+
TONY STARK IRON MAN #8 MARVEL COMICS (W) Dan Slott (A) Valerio Schiti (CA) Alexander Lozano • It whispers through many mouths. It destroys with many hands. Its only weapon is hate. • You're not really wearing a jetpack, user. It's a game. • You're not really shooting someone and stealing their car, user. It's just a game. • You're not really taking that drink, Tony Stark... • Do not miss this issue of Iron Man. "Digital Demon in a Bottle" is literally a game changer! Rated T+
CAPTAIN AMERICA #7 MARVEL COMICS (W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Adam Kubert (CA) Alex Ross "FUGITIVE" BEGINS HERE! SUPERSTAR ARTIST ADAM KUBERT JOINS TA-NEHISI COATES FOR THE NEXT DRAMATIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE LIFE OF MARVEL'S SOLDIER SUPREME! Captain America - wanted for murder! And the victim is a familiar face in the Marvel Universe! How? Why? You'll have to read to find out! Rated T+
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #13 MARVEL COMICS (W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Ryan Ottley • You know what's annoying? Having to save J. Jonah Jameson's life. • Sure, he's been on Spidey's side for a little while, but that's after YEARS of him making Spider-Man's life a living heck. • I feel like this amount of responsibility should come with even more power. • Anyway, who, other than most of New York, would want to punish J. Jonah Jameson? Rated T
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14 MARVEL COMICS (W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Ryan Ottley • You know what's annoying? Having to save J. Jonah Jameson's life. • Sure, he's been on Spidey's side for a little while, but that's after YEARS of him making Spider-Man's life a living heck. • I feel like this amount of responsibility should come with even more power. • Anyway, who, other than most of New York, would want to punish J. Jonah Jameson? Rated T
MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #2 MARVEL COMICS (W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Javi Garron (CA) Marco D'Alfonso • Miles is getting closer to solving the mystery of the thievery ring plaguing Brooklyn, but the Rhino has complicated matters quite a lot. • Rhino doesn't usually have minions preferring to charge alone. What's behind this change of methodology? • Plus, meet a new antagonist who may just become Miles' most dangerous foe! Rated T
SPIDER-GWEN GHOST SPIDER #4 MARVEL COMICS (W) Seanan McGuire (A) Rosi Kampe (CA) Bengal In the aftermath of SPIDER-GEDDON, Gwen Stacy has a unique ability all her own - one that will set her apart from other Spiders for years to come. But with that unique power, there will also come a unique - and grave - responsibility. One that Gwen will have no choice but to bear alone... Rated T
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #2 MARVEL COMICS (W) Christos Gage (A) Mike Hawthorne (CA) Travis Charest TERRAX HAS LANDED IN SAN FRANCISCO! • This cosmic-level foe outpowers Otto Octavius, the Superior Spider-Man, by a factor of ten. • Terrax may have no problem defeating a Spider-level hero, but he's never faced a hero who uses Otto's SUPERIOR tactics. Rated T
WEB OF VENOM UNLEASHED #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Ryan Stegman (A) Kyle Hotz (CA) Ryan Stegman From the illustrator of the blockbuster series of the summer comes the next epic installment in the WEB OF VENOM - a journey from the symbiote's perspective through Eddie's old haunts in San Francisco. It might not like what it finds... Rated T+
WINTER SOLDIER #2 MARVEL COMICS (W) Kyle Higgins (A/CA) Rod Reis As Bucky works to help others find the redemption that he found, Hydra takes issue with his new initiative...and sends a young killer to rectify the situation. Introducing R.J., teenage assassin extraordinaire, who's been sent to kill the man he's been modeled after: the Winter Soldier. Rated T+
ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5 MARVEL COMICS (W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matteo Lolli, Stephanie Hans (CA) Dale Keown, Jason Keith RAGNAROK IS HERE! It's the final battle for Earth as the Asgardians take on Nebula's full armada! But the undead may be the least of their problems. Just want is their supposed ally Loki up to now? Don't miss the end of the first thrilling arc! Rated T+
RETURN OF WOLVERINE #5 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Steve McNiven Now that Logan has risen...how far can he fall? Parental Advisory
WOLVERINE LONG NIGHT ADAPTATION #1 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Ben Percy (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Rafael Albuquerque • Following a string of mysterious deaths in Burns, Alaska, Special Agents Sally Pierce and Tad Marshall arrive to investigate. They soon find there's more going on than meets the eye... • Marvel's hit scripted podcast, "Wolverine: The Dark Night," comes to life on the page! Chilling twists and turns, brought to you by the original author of the podcast, Benjamin Percy, and the art talents of Marcio Takara! Parental Advisory
DEAD MAN LOGAN #3 (OF 12) MARVEL COMICS (W) Ed Brisson (A) Mike Henderson (CA) Declan Shalvey DEATH PAYS ALL DEBTS... Mysterio means to set in motion the massacre at the crux of Old Man Logan's apocalyptic future timeline. But who is pulling his strings? The master of illusion's newest benefactors will surprise you! Parental Advisory
X-FORCE #2 MARVEL COMICS (W) Ed Brisson (A) Dylan Burnett (CA) Pepe Larraz • X-Force has been framed for murder! • And in order to clear their names, they must reluctantly team up with the young Cable and Deathlok. • But will they be able to put aside their differences long enough to stop a mutant genocide?! Parental
STAR WARS AOR SPECIAL #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Sacks, Ethan & Various (A) Carlos E. Gomez & Various (CA) Rod Reis THE GREATEST HEROES OF THE REPUBLIC, THE DEADLIEST VILLAINS - AND EVERYONE IN BETWEEN! Four creative teams! Four stories featuring your favorite Star Wars characters! • The baddest Jedi in the galaxy has a score to settle - MACE WINDU returns in an action-packed adventure from OLD MAN HAWKEYE'S Ethan Sacks! • You can run, but can you hide from the twin lightsabers of Sith assassin ASAJJ VENTRESS? Feel her fury in a tale expertly woven by veteran STAR WARS comic scribe Jody Houser (THRAWN, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS). • And is JAR JAR BINKS' role in the Star Wars story over? NOT BY A LONG SHOT! Because Chip Zdarsky (PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN and MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE) has a rancor bone to pick with the galaxy's most notorious Gungan. • You can take the clone out of the war but you can never take the war out of the clone - CAPTAIN REX dusts off his blaster and enters the fray in a story by X-MEN: GOLD author Marc Guggenheim. Rated T
STAR WARS AOR OBI-WAN KENOBI #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jody Houser (A) Cory Smith (CA) Paolo Rivera THE EARLY DAYS OF OBI-WAN KENOBI, JEDI KNIGHT! • Following the wishes of his master, OBI-WAN has taken on ANAKIN SKYWALKER as an apprentice. • Will his mission alongside his young Padawan bring them closer together, or sow the seeds that will drive them apart? • And who else is after the ancient holocron that they seek? Rated T
STAR WARS AOR JANGO FETT #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jody Houser (A) Luke Ross (CA) Paolo Rivera THE MOST FEARED BOUNTY HUNTER IN THE GALAXY! • JANGO FETT'S reputation precedes him as joins a crew for what seems like a simple job. • Wait, is that a KID with him?! • Will his fellow bounty hunters be foolish enough to betray Jango and his son, BOBA FETT? Rated T
STAR WARS #59 MARVEL COMICS (W) Kieron Gillen (A) Angel Unzueta (CA) Jamal Campbell "THE ESCAPE" PART THREE! • LUKE, LEIA and HAN remain stranded on the isolated moon of Hubin and out of the fight against the Empire. • Who says they even WANT to leave? • But their hideaway may not be so secret...especially for old foes hot on the rebels' trail. Rated T
STAR WARS #60 MARVEL COMICS (W) Kieron Gillen (A) Angel Unzueta (CA) Jamal Campbell "THE ESCAPE" PART FOUR! • You can escape the horror of the galaxy. • But only for a while. • The return of SCAR SQUADRON. Rated T
STAR WARS SOLO ADAPTATION #4 (OF 7) MARVEL COMICS (W) Robbie Thompson (A) Will Sliney (CA) Phil Noto THE KESSEL RUN! • HAN, CHEWBACCA and QI'RA have one chance to keep DRYDEN VOS from killing them... • ...teaming up with LANDO and L3 to pull off the impossible KESSEL RUN heist! • But if they succeed, will ENFYS NEST once again take their stolen goods? Rated T
STAR WARS HAN SOLO IMPERIAL CADET #3 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Robbie Thompson (A) Leonard Kirk (CA) David Nakayama CASINO ROYALE! • HAN SOLO gets demoted for insubordination - dragging his fellow cadets down with him. They go from flying TIE fighters to flying a giant cargo ship. • Han's expert flying cuts their cargo ship's flight time in half, allowing them to stop at a casino for some hard-earned R&R. • But Han's fellow cadets quickly learn this little "vacation" was NOT authorized by the Empire and, thanks to Han, they're all considered AWOL! Rated T
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #28 MARVEL COMICS (W) Si Spurrier (A) Emilio Laiso (CA) Ashley Witter • With a huge price on their heads, rogue archaeologist DOCTOR APHRA and her murder-droid companion TRIPLE-ZERO are hunted wherever they run. • Of all their pursuers, you might think the deadliest danger comes from the EMPIRE-backed cops...or the deranged undead bounty hunter...or the relentless monster trappers - right? • Nope. Because the entire population has tuned in to watch the chase through Triple-Zero's eyes, and EVERYONE has a shot at that reward... Rated T
LADY DEATH APOCALYPTIC ABYSS #1 (OF 2) COFFIN COMICS (W) Brian Pulido, Mike MacLean (A) Dheeraj Verma (CA) Mike Krome New Story! Lady Death is finally reunited with her Mother, but she and her earthborn allies The Hellriders are driven to the Hellbourne Elders' capital city, Dis. Meanwhile, Hellwitch and her army descend to decimate Lady Death for once and for all. Can Lady Death deliver her Mother's soul to Heaven? Hell, can Lady Death even survive this epic, multi-pronged onslaught, or is this her final stand?
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