With May storylines really heat up. These will lead us into a hot Summer. Let's get right to the action starting with:
KICK-ASS #14 (MR) IMAGE COMICS (W) Steve Niles (A/CA) Marcelo Frusin New allies emerge from the shadows as Kick-Ass hunts the drug suppliers soiling her neighborhood. The Russians are cooking up meth in Albuquerque, and Patience is going to tear down their labs one by one.
SPAWN #297 IMAGE COMICS (W) Todd McFarlane (A) Jason Shawn Alexander (CA) Francesco Mattina "THE LIFE AND DEATHS OF AL SIMMONS," Part Two: The history of Spawn continues as Al Simmons' war with Heaven and Hell is brought to light. TODD McFARLANE and JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER continue their exploration of the epic SPAWN saga, leading to the recording-setting 300th issue!
ALIENS RESCUE #1 DARK HORSE COMICS (W) Brian Wood (A) Kieran McKeown, JL Straw (CA) Roberto De La Torre Following the events of Aliens: Resistance, Alec Brand, the colonist rescued by Amanda Ripley and Zula Hendricks, has grown up into an elite Colonial Marine. A secret mission brings him back to the alien-infested moon where he was rescued . . . and face to face with the past. o Written by Brian Wood of Aliens: Defiance and Aliens: Resistance. o Find out the fate of Amanda Ripley after Aliens: Resistance. o Zula Hendricks and Alec Brand return!
DCEASED #1 (OF 6) DC COMICS (W) Tom Taylor (A) Trevor Hairsine & Various (CA) Greg Capullo "I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was Death, and Hades was following close behind him."-Revelation 6:8 A mysterious techno-virus has been released on Earth, infecting 600 million people and turning them instantly into violent, monstrous engines of destruction. The heroes of the DCU are caught completely unprepared for a pandemic of this magnitude and struggle to save their loved ones first...but what happens to the World's Greatest Heroes if the world ends? New York Times best-selling writer Tom Taylor (INJUSTICE) returns with a terrifying new tale and is joined by artists Trevor Hairsine (LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT) and Stefano Gaudiano (The Walking Dead).
BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III #1 (OF 6) DC COMICS (W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Freddie Williams II The 80th anniversary of Batman collides with the 35th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in this stunning concluding miniseries to the BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES trilogy. Our heroes have battled the evil of the Foot Clan in Gotham City and Bane in New York, but now Krang has gotten his hands on the most dangerous technologies in the DC Universe-and no universe is safe from his wrath! Co-published with IDW.
BATMAN LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH #1 (OF 3) (MR) DC COMICS (W) Scott Snyder (A) Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion (CA) Greg Capullo Bruce Wayne wakes up in Arkham Asylum. Young. Sane. And...he was never Batman. So begins this sprawling tale of the Dark Knight as he embarks on a quest through a devastated DC landscape featuring a massive cast of familiar faces from the DC Universe. As he tries to piece together the mystery of his past, he must unravel the cause of this terrible future and track down the unspeakable force that destroyed the world as he knew it... From the powerhouse creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, the team that reinvented Batman from the emotional depths of "Court of Owls" to the bombastic power of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, DC Black Label is proud to present the bimonthly, three-issue miniseries BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH, published at DC's standard comic trim size. This could be the last Batman story ever told...
DCS YEAR OF THE VILLAIN #1 DC COMICS (W) Brian Michael Bendis & Various (A) Jim Cheung & Various (CA) Greg Capullo Evil is winning! Lex Luthor and The Legion of Doom conspire with Cosmic Gods, bending mankind toward a dark destiny. Elsewhere, the scourge of Leviathan spreads unchecked, seizing power in every corner of the world. And all the while the Batman Who Laughs busies himself in the shadows, aligned with no one-yet with sinister plans for all. The carnage starts here as the badguys take center stage in "The Year of the Villain," the most treacherous event in DC Comics history. Some act with united goals, others with plans selfish and secret, every one of them on a monstrous collision course against Batman, Superman and the heroes of the DC Universe. And our heroes will fail us. Don't miss the start of "The Year of the Villain," featuring the talents of writers Brian Michael Bendis, Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, artists Jim Cheung, Alex Maleev and Francis Manapul and cover artist Greg Capullo-all for just $0.25!
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1 DC COMICS (W) Bryan Hill (A) Dexter Soy (CA) Tyler Kirkham When the quest for justice drives Batman into some morally ambiguous areas, he calls in the most moral man he knows: Jefferson Pierce, a.k.a. Black Lightning, and his team of operatives known as the Outsiders! Several years ago Batman personally put the Barrera family into hiding after they suffered through terrible experiments at the hands of an organization called the Ark. Now all but one of them have turned up dead...and Batman needs to locate Sofia Barrera before the wrong people get their hands on her-and her surprising power! But it wouldn't be Batman without a hidden agenda, would it? And when Black Lightning, Katana, the Signal and Orphan find out what Batman is really up to, their every loyalty will be called into question.
HEROES IN CRISIS #9 (OF 9) DC COMICS (W) Tom King (A/CA) Clay Mann The most-talked-about miniseries of the year reaches its stunning finale! The mystery behind the murders at Sanctuary is solved, but the mind behind it is one the heroes never expected. With their deepest secrets exposed, the Trinity has to consider how to carry on. Should the tragedy cause them to redouble their efforts to help their hurting comrades, or will they need to close up shop? The answers will be found in the ashes of this final showdown, and the fates of Booster Gold, Harley Quinn and the rest hang in the balance.
SUPERMAN LEVIATHAN RISING SPECIAL #1 DC COMICS (W) Brian Michael Bendis & Various (A) Yanick Paquette & Various (CA) Yanick Paquette An all-star roster of writers and artists highlight the new threat of Leviathan, but also tees up new ongoing series for Jimmy Olsen by writer Matt Fraction and artist Steve Lieber, and Lois Lane by writer Greg Rucka and artist Mike Perkins, coming in June! As Leviathan enacts a plan to take down Superman, it's up to Lois, Jimmy and the heroes of the DC Universe to rescue the Man of Steel.
ACTION COMICS #1011 DC COMICS (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Steve Epting Leviathan wins! After the destruction of anyone and everyone who could stand in its way-from Lois Lane's military father, Sam Lane, to agencies such as Spyral and Checkmate-the newly reorganized and amped-up evil organization stands ready to topple even the Man of Steel! With a shocking conclusion that'll affect the entire DC Universe over the summer, don't miss the epic and unexpected conclusion to "Leviathan Rising."
BATMAN #70 DC COMICS (W) Tom King (A/CA) Mikel Janin "The Fall and the Fallen" begins! This is the one you've been waiting for! Now that Batman has escaped the "Knightmares," he's starting to see the forces rallying against him-and that his father from another universe has joined the other side. The Caped Crusader finally digs into the mystery of how Thomas Wayne, a.k.a. the Flashpoint Batman, escaped the collapse of his dimension and ended up in this part of the Multiverse. Get all the answers in this new five-part story paving the way for the next big BATMAN event!
BATMAN #71 DC COMICS (W) Tom King (A/CA) Mikel Janin "The Fall and the Fallen" continues! Will it be father and son working together, or tearing each other apart? When it comes to the Waynes, expect a little of both. In the quest to get Bruce Wayne to hang up the cape and cowl, Thomas Wayne is going to have to use a little tough love. Only, not all the muscle behind it will be his own.
BATMAN DAMNED #3 (OF 3) (MR) DC COMICS (W) Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Lee Bermejo The stunning conclusion to the groundbreaking miniseries by the critically acclaimed team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Lee Bermejo is here! Batman's most baffling case brings him face to face with his worst nightmare in this highly anticipated finale!
BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #5 (OF 6) DC COMICS (W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jock It's a battle to the death as Batman goes head-to-head with the Grim Knight! The Caped Crusader is forced to not only fight off the most evil version of himself, but the growing desire to turn his back on his moral code and commit cold-blooded murder. Any other time, Batman would be able to stay on the straight and narrow, but as the Joker serum finally takes over his body, Bruce Wayne may just succumb to pure evil, and kill the Grim Knight. All of this is foreseen by the Batman Who Laughs, who has been planning for the corruption of Bruce Wayne, banking on him activating the "Last Laugh" protocol and turning Gotham City into an incubator for evil. All the Batman Who Laughs needs is one last "Happy Bruce" from another dimension to make his serum work...but only Batman knows where the last Bruce is going to show up.
DOOMSDAY CLOCK #11 (OF 12) DC COMICS (W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Gary Frank The critically acclaimed series by the renowned team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank marches toward its conclusion. In this penultimate issue, the truth behind "Rebirth" is revealed as Batman searches for the one person he believes can help him save the world...Rorschach!
GREEN LANTERN #7 DC COMICS (W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Liam Sharp After sacrificing himself to save the entire universe from a cosmic WMD, Hal Jordan finds himself trapped inside his own power ring! And he discovers an entire universe lies inside it, populated with souls whose lives are threatened when his ring runs out of power! Can Hal save yet another universe one issue after saving the last? Only Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp know the answer within this classic run in the making!
JUSTICE LEAGUE #23 DC COMICS (W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez "The Sixth Dimension" chapter four! Our heroes have been banished to the prison planet of villains by the World Forger. Stuck with no way of escape, the team hatches a plan to defeat the World Forger and get back to their dimension with the help of a new ally, but where is Superman?!
JUSTICE LEAGUE #24 DC COMICS (W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez "The Sixth Dimension" chapter five! The League's plan is in full swing, but one member of the team isn't on board with their message and sides with the World Forger! Betrayed, there's only one person who can turn the tide of this battle. Can Superman find the strength to escape his prison planet and save the Justice League, or is the League doomed to live out their days trapped in the Sixth Dimension?!
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #9 DC COMICS (W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) Daniel Sampere, Juan Albarran In this issue, Cyborg stands alone against the unstoppable fury of the Eskaton! To save life itself, the rest of his rogue Justice League team of Jessica Cruz, Starfire and Azrael must stand with the greatest evil in the Multiverse--and that means battling everything the feral Ghost Sector can throw at them. The fate of the Ghost Sector hangs in the balance, but has the Odyssey team picked the right side?
SUPERMAN #11 DC COMICS (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis Named one of the best books of the year by Paste Magazine, Comics Beat and others, the Unity Saga continues! The drama of the House of El tears the galaxy in half as Superman and his son are forced to confront his father about the secrets of Krypton in front of the gathered heads of the galaxy. Superman makes a bold choice that will forever change his relationship to the Earth, the Justice League and his family! Witness one of the most important chapters in Superman history!
STAR WARS ADVENTURES #22 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Elsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet (A/CA) Elsa Charretier After losing the man she loves to a bounty hunter, Princess Leia embarks on a dangerous mission with R2-D2 and C-3PO in this exciting tale set just after The Empire Strikes Back! The second of three issues spotlighting the Original Trilogy! Variant cover by Eisner Award winner Michael Avon Oeming, co-creator of Powers!
STAR WARS ADVENTURES ANNUAL 2019 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Cavan Scott (A) Mauricet (CA) Stan Sakai A daring rescue mission leads Lando-and his new friend Jaxxon-to the seat of Imperial power, where they must recover an important artifact that will inspire a planet to drive the Empire from their home. Special feature-length tale starring Lando and Jaxxon!
TMNT SHREDDER IN HELL #4 IDW PUBLISHING (W/A/CA) Mateus Santolouco The most infamous villain in the TMNT universe gets his own mini-series! Oroku Saki faces the Dragon! With demons closing in on every side, the Shredder faces the truth about the world's primal forces, the mysterious Pantheon, and his own soul! Fan-favorite artist Mateus Santolouco returns to the world of TMNT!
TMNT ONGOING #94 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (A/CA) Dave Wachter "City at War, Part 2." As battle lines are drawn in the criminal underworld of New York City, Old Hob takes his mission to the next level, and he'll have unexpected help from one of the TMNT!
TMNT URBAN LEGENDS #13 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Gary Carlson (A/CA) Frank Fosco The entire TMNT Volume 3 run-all 23 issues-reprinted in full color for the first time! Culminating in 3 brand new issues to close out the series! The search for Deathwatch continues! The infamous killer's trail leads Leo, Mikey, and a robotic Donatello to Sheldon, Arkansas, where they find themselves face-to-face with more murderous mayhem. Meanwhile, Raph, back home in New York, makes a chilling discover during his duel with the mob. Could it be... Shredder's inner sanctum?!
TRANSFORMERS #5 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Brian Ruckley (A) Angel Hernandez, Cachet Whitman (CA) Cachet Whitman A brand new era of Transformers! The investigation into the mystery of Cybertron's first murder continues! Windblade closes in on answers, Rubble finds a job that suits him, and Bumblebee... well, Bumblebee has a secret that could lead to chaos. A cosmic epic of grand scale, presented by Star Trek/Green Lantern and Injustice 2 artist Angel Hernandez! Plus awesome action by G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero and Revolutionaries artist Ron Joseph!
TRANSFORMERS #6 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Brian Ruckley (A) Bethany McGuire-Smith (CA) Jack Lawrence All your favorite Transformers characters as you've never seen them before! Optimus takes the spotlight! Even a bot as wise as a leader of the Autobots needs guidance now and again, so Optimus turns to Codexa-a Cybertronian who has grown into the very planet itself. Will she help Optimus settle his problems with Megatron or will she lead them both to ruin? Transformers-now shipping twice monthly!
STAR TREK Q CONFLICT #5 (OF 6) IDW PUBLISHING (W) Scott Tipton, David Tipton (A/CA) David Messina The contest for the ages continues as the Captains race to capture the one exotic creature that Trelane is missing from his intergalactic menagerie-a Borg Queen! But as the Godlike beings revel in the games, the crews are hatching a plan of their own. Don't miss the penultimate issue of the biggest Star Trek crossover of all time! The crews of The Next Generation, The Original Series, Voyager, and Deep Space Nine come together to face their biggest challenge yet! Written by Star Trek: TNG: Mirror Broken scribes Scott & David Tipton
STAR TREK YEAR FIVE #2 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly (A/CA) Stephen Thompson As the last year of their original mission begins, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise will have to use all of the skills they've acquired along the way as they prepare to face the biggest challenge of their lives-a dark threat that doesn't just threaten their existence, but the existence of the entire Federation as well...
SAVAGE AVENGERS #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Gerry Duggan (A) Mike Deodato (CA) David Finch The most savage, most unkillable team of characters in the Marvel Universe is assembled! Wolverine! Venom! Elektra! Punisher! And in their midst - Conan the Barbarian! Conan has returned to the Marvel Universe and his new adventures begin here. What is the City of Sickles? Who is the Marrow God? How is the Hand involved? The roughest and most dangerous characters rumble through this new title starting with...Conan vs. Wolverine? 'Nuff said. Rated T+
WAR OF REALMS #3 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Jason Aaron (A) Russell Dauterman (CA) Arthur Adams, Matthew Wilson RECLAIM THE REALMS! North America freezes into New Jotunheim. Europe becomes New Svartalfheim. Asia goes up in flames as the new domain of Queen Sindr and her fire goblins. Ulik the Troll lays claim to Australia while Amora the Enchantress raises an army of the dead in South America. Africa falls to the Angels of Heven while Roxxon Oil drops its stakes in Antarctica. Midgard now belongs to Malekith and his allies! The Avengers' last hope lies in a series of suicide missions across the realms, starting with the rescue of Thor-last seen surrounded by an army of Frost Giants in Jotunheim... Rated T+
WAR OF REALMS #4 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Jason Aaron (A) Russell Dauterman (CA) Arthur Adams, Matthew Wilson Pray to All-Mother Freyja! For in her hands lies the key to ending Malekith's war. The Black Bifrost - the only method of travel for Malekith's vast armies - must fall. Even with the Punisher, Ghost Rider, Blade and Hulk (Jen Walters) at Freyja's side, how many Dark Elves can one goddess kill? While Freyja's team heads for the swamps of Svartalfheim, Captain America's rescue mission in Jotunheim faces the wrath of giants, Captain Marvel leads a global assault team against Malekith's allies and the Black Panther defends Avengers Mountain against a siege of mythic proportion. None of them know that Malekith has a secret weapon. And its bite will prove most...VENOMOUS. Rated T+
WAR OF REALMS STRIKEFORCE DARK ELF REALM #1 #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Bryan Hill (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu THE PUNISHER LEADS THE CHARGE TO SHUT DOWN THE BLACK BIFROST! Deep in the swamps of Svartalfheim stands the Black Bifrost, Malekith's corrupted Rainbow Bridge and the only reliable means of travel between the realms with the true Bifrost in pieces. If the gods are going to stop Malekith's invasion, the Black Bridge must fall. With her son missing and husband injured, Lady Freyja must take up the challenge herself. But she won't go alone. Hulk (Jen Walters), the Punisher, Blade and Ghost Rider follow the All-Mother of Asgard straight into Malekith's home territory! Rated T+
WAR OF REALMS STRIKEFORCE WAR AVENGERS #1 #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum (A/CA) Kim Jacinto CAPTAIN MARVEL AND HER WAR AVENGERS HOLD THE FRONTLINE! While two other Strikeforce teams head out to other realms, Captain Marvel leads the fight to reclaim the Earth! But even with a crew of heavy hitters (Weapon H, Captain Britain, Venom, Deadpool) and two of the best spies on the planet (the Winter Soldier and the Black Widow), Carol's fighting a losing game. Malekith's allies are without number - and the battlefield bigger than any Carol's commanded before. Time to lay it all out on the line - and fight for a miracle. Rated T+
WAR OF REALMS STRIKEFORCE LAND OF GIANTS #1 #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) Jorge Molina THE GOD OF THUNDER IS TRAPPED IN THE LAND OF ICE AND SNOW... ...And it's up to Captain America to rescue him before all is lost! Taking up Thor's ax, Jarnbjorn, Cap and his team-Spider-Man, Wolverine, Luke Cage and Iron Fist-invade the Frost Giant realm in search of their fellow Avenger. But this rescue mission will cost far more than they expect. Rated T+
WAR OF REALMS SPIDER-MAN & LEAGUE OF REALMS #1 (OF 3) MARVEL COMICS (W) Sean Ryan (A) Nico Leon (CA) Ken Lashley WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! • In order to win the War of the Realms, we need a LEAGUE OF REALMS! • Thor once led this team with one representive from each fantastical realm, but the League has a NEW leader and representative of Midgard- SPIDER-MAN! • Spider-Man must Frodo-Up and lead this ragtag group of SCREWBEARD THE DWARF, UD THE TROLL, RO BLOODROOT THE WIZARD, SIR IVORY HONEYSHOT THE LIGHT ELF and TITANYA THE MOUNTAIN GIANT! But who will represent ASGARD?! • And, as Spidey is a terrible leader, could this team possibly achieve ANYTHING?! Rated T
WAR OF REALMS SPIDER-MAN & LEAGUE OF REALMS #2 (OF 3) MARVEL COMICS (W) Sean Ryan (A) Nico Leon (CA) Ken Lashley WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! • In order to win the War of the Realms, we need a LEAGUE OF REALMS! • Thor once led this team with one representive from each fantastical realm, but the League has a NEW leader and representative of Midgard- SPIDER-MAN! • Spider-Man must Frodo-Up and lead this ragtag group of SCREWBEARD THE DWARF, UD THE TROLL, RO BLOODROOT THE WIZARD, SIR IVORY HONEYSHOT THE LIGHT ELF and TITANYA THE MOUNTAIN GIANT! But who will represent ASGARD?! • And, as Spidey is a terrible leader, could this team possibly achieve ANYTHING?! Rated T
WAR OF REALMS WAR SCROLLS #2 (OF 3) MARVEL COMICS (W) Jason Aaron & Various (A) Andrea Sorrentino, More (CA) Alan Davis & Various THE MUST-READ COMPANION TO THE WAR OF THE REALMS! From the Asgardian Bifrost, Daredevil watches Malekith and his forces lay waste to realms. Jason Aaron and Andrea Sorrentino take Daredevil - the God Without Fear - to places he never believed he would see! Then, Devin Grayson spins a tale of magic and its consequences as Doctor Strange casts a spell that will cost him dearly - and devastate the Asgardian pantheon! All this and more straight from the battlefield of WAR OF THE REALMS! Rated T+
WAR OF REALMS PUNISHER #2 (OF 3) MARVEL COMICS (W) Gerry Duggan (A) Marcelo Ferreira (CA) Juan Ferreyra MONSTERS, MONSTERS EVERYWHERE! • Punisher leads his band of criminals and hospital patients through the Lincoln Tunnel, but traffic is the least of their concerns. • Hordes of monsters from every realm are using NYC as a hunting ground, and the hospital denizens look like easy prey. • In the dark, surrounded by monsters and with only his wits and weapons, Frank Castle may have never felt more at home. Parental Advisory
WAR OF REALMS NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #1 (OF 4) MARVEL COMICS (W) Greg Pak (A) Lim, Gang Hyuk (CA) Billy Tan FEATURING MARVEL'S NEWEST HEROES WAVE, AERO & SWORD MASTER! A "War of the Realms" tie-in series! As Sindr, Immortal Queen of Muspelheim, and her legions of Fire Demons march on Asia, it's time for a new band of heroes to unite to protect the Pacific Rim. Having brought together a ragtag team of heroes to defend the Earth from an alien invasion in the past, can Amadeus Cho reassemble his "protectors" -- Shang-Chi, Silk and Jimmy Woo to save the world from incineration? And where is Kamala Khan? And just who are Crescent, Io and Luna Snow??? Featuring Marvel's newest heroes from China, Aero and Sword Master, and a mysterious new Filipino heroine named WAVE! Rated T+
WAR OF REALMS JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #2 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Clint McElroy & Various (A) Andre Araujo (CA) Valerio Schiti, David Curiel THE McELROYS TAKE MILES MORALES AND COMPANY CAMPING! Looks like Balder and his babysitting team have more than fire goblins and foul diapers to worry about! A marshmallow-roasting campout in the Midwest goes up in flames when deadly shape-shifting aliens make a campfire appearance! But the real danger is barreling down the highway behind them. Ares, the Greek God of War, is hot on baby Laussa's trail. If Balder the Brave, Wonder Man, Sebastian Druid, Kate Bishop, Miles Morales and Deathlocket are going to stay ahead of him...Kate's gonna have to teach one of them to drive. Rated T+
WAR OF REALMS UNCANNY X-MEN #2 (OF 3) MARVEL COMICS (W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Pere Perez (CA) David Yardin Sabretooth, tired of being the X-Men's pet, is back to his bloodthirsty ways once again. Now, joined by Malekith's forces, he's determined to make the X-Men bleed for him... LEGACY #636 Rated T+
FANTASTIC FOUR #10 MARVEL COMICS (W) Dan Slott (A) Stefano Caselli (CA) Matteo Scalera WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! Don't bring your war to Yancy Street... Rated T
THOR #13 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Michael Del Mundo WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! Weeks ago, All-Father Odin sent his brother Cul - the Serpent, the God of Fear, Thor's backstabbing uncle - into the depths of Malekith's home realm, Svartalfheim. There lies the Black Bifrost, Malekith's own corrupted Rainbow Bridge. Cul's mission is to gather intelligence on the Bifrost, and if he can, destroy it. But will Cul redeem himself at last? Or has the All-Father made another critical mistake in this War of the Realms? Rated T+
AVENGERS #19 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Ed McGuinness WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! Avengers Mountain is under siege as the last stronghold of Earth's heroes is the subject of an all-out assault by the forces of Malekith! Rated T+
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #20.HU MARVEL COMICS (W) Nick Spencer (A) Cory Smith (CA) Greg Land ESSENTIAL "HUNTED" TIE-IN! • The Vulture is one of Spider-Man's oldest villains and his oldest villain... • ...but that doesn't make him any less dangerous. Kraven's biggest hunt has thrown everything upside down and there's plenty of carrion for the Vulture. Rated T
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #21 MARVEL COMICS (W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Humberto Ramos THE CLIMACTIC CONCLUSION OF "HUNTED" IS HERE! • Spidey faces an impossible situation that will push him as far as he's ever been pushed. • Who lives and who dies when the hunters become the prey? Rated T
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #22 MARVEL COMICS (W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Ryan Ottley HUNTED AFTERMATH! • The fallout from "HUNTED" continues to loom, and much of Peter's life is called into question. • What is left of Spider-Man after living through the harrowing hunt?! Rated T
IMMORTAL HULK #17 MARVEL COMICS (W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross • Bruce Banner is trapped inside Shadow Base Site A - powerless and hunted by their top assassin. • He can't run forever. He can't change form. He can't survive...without THE IMMORTAL HULK. • But not the one you think. Rated T+
IMMORTAL HULK #18 MARVEL COMICS (W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross • Bruce Banner is trapped inside Shadow Base Site A - powerless and hunted by their top assassin. • He can't run forever. He can't change form. He can't survive...without THE IMMORTAL HULK. • But not the one you think. Rated T+
STAR WARS ORIG MARVEL YRS #108 MARVEL COMICS (W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli & Various (CA) Walter Simonson THE ALL-NEW NEXT ISSUE TO THE ORIGINAL MARVEL STAR WARS SERIES! A long time ago on a spinner rack far, far away...STAR WARS comics were a LOT different than they are now! With wild and intricately plotted storylines, MARVEL's historic original run introduced an array of unique heroes and villains to play alongside GEORGE LUCAS's incredibly popular science-fantasy characters. In celebration of MARVEL'S 80TH ANNIVERSARY, this Legends-era sequel to legendary comic book writer Archie Goodwin's "Crimson Forever" reunites HAN SOLO, LUKE SKYWALKER, PRINCESS LEIA, CHEWBACCA, C-3PO and R2-D2 with JAXXON, AMAIZA FOXTRAIN, DOMINA TAGGE and VALANCE THE HUNTER in a galaxy-threatening, nostalgic roller coaster! STRAP YOURSELVES IN! Rated T
SPIDER-MAN CITY AT WAR #3 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum (A) Michele Bandini (CA) Clayton Crain PETER AND MJ - SECONDS FROM DEATH! • Daily Bugle rookie reporter MARY JANE investigates MISTER NEGATIVE's tragic City Hall bombing and uncovers something far worse in the making! • But even armed with this knowledge, can she and SPIDER-MAN act quickly enough to disarm the DEVIL'S BREATH bomb before it destroys the city? • And find out how the secret origin of this toxic weapon changes what you thought you knew about our colorful cast of characters! Rated T
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #6 MARVEL COMICS (W) Tom Taylor (A) Yildiray Cinar (CA) Andrew Robinson • The neighborhood, and the planet, is doomed. Spider-Man is powerless to stop the end of the world. Only Earth's Newest and Mightiest Hero, Spider-Bite, can save the day. • Wait, WHAT?! Rated T
SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #2 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Peter David (A/CA) Greg Land • Set during the original ALIEN COSTUME SAGA - before Peter learned of the symbiote suit's true nature - comes the second installment of this all-new tale from comic legends Peter David and Greg Land! • Mysterio, after swallowing another loss against Spider-Man, has sworn vengeance upon the web-slinger! Recruiting another villain to to enlisting the aid of an impressionable hollywood stuntman to take on Spider-Man, Mysterio is dead set on ending Web-Head once and for all! • However, the symbiote suit isn't willing to give up its host without a fight... Rated T
SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY #3 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Chip Zdarsky THE REAL-TIME LIFE STORY OF SPIDER-MAN CONTINUES! It's the 1980s and Peter's life gets upended with wars both global and secret. And death stalks him at every turn. With a family and a world to protect, can he save everyone before it's too late? Rated T+
MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #6 MARVEL COMICS (W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Javi Garron (CA) Marco D'Alfonso • Who is STARLING?! ...And is she single? • Er, we mean, is she going to help stop Tombstone, or is she about to make the .45-thousand-caliber war for Brooklyn even deadlier? • The last thing he needs is another complication at school. Good thing high school is, like, a very chill, logical place - oh wait. Rated T+
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #6 MARVEL COMICS (W) Christos Gage (A) Mike Hawthorne (CA) Travis Charest SUPER OTTO MAGIC CONTINUES! • Doctor Strange and Superior Spider-Man have to team up to save Otto's new love from a horrific possession courtesy of Master Pandemonium. • But, as with EVERYTHING with Otto Octavius, this is not your typical team-up and will turn the whole "heroes fight, then heroes team up" trope on its head. • Don't miss the latest installment of the most surprising comic on the stands!!! Rated T
COSMIC GHOST RIDER DESTROYS MARVEL HISTORY #3 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Paul Scheer, Nick Giovannetti (A) Nathan Stockman (CA) Gerardo Sandoval • Cosmic Ghost Rider becomes an X-Man - whether Charles Xavier likes it or not! • What could make Cosmic Ghost Rider even more powerful? How about slapping some Phoenix Force in there! • Wolverine's not the only guy with a sweet motorcycle in this issue! Parental Advisory
OLD MAN QUILL #5 (OF 12) MARVEL COMICS (W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Robert Gill (CA) John Tyler Christopher GLADIATOR CLOSES IN! • PETER QUILL and the GUARDIANS' good deeds across the Wastelands are starting to gain them a following... • ...which isn't as good as it sounds as GLADIATOR and his advance team from the UNIVERSAL CHURCH OF TRUTH close in! • But it'll all be for nothing if Quill can't escape from the MADROX gang! Parental Advisory
THANOS #2 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Tini Howard (A) Ariel Olivetti (CA) Jeff Dekal NATURE VS. NURTURE! • Did Thanos make Gamora who she is, or was she always the deadliest assassin in the galaxy? • Plus, see the origins of Thanos' Black Order! Parental Advisory
MARVEL TEAM-UP #2 MARVEL COMICS (W) Eve Ewing (A) Joey Vazquez (CA) Stefano Caselli Looks like trouble for our hero, Spider-Man, also known as Kamala Khan. Er...wait. We mean Ms. Marvel, also known as Peter Parker. Dang, that's not right either. Peter Khan? Kamala Parker? Well, whoever it is, this duo isn't feeling so dynamic at the moment, and they need to work it out fast. Rated T+
MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #5 MARVEL COMICS (W) Charles Soule & Various (A) Paulo Siqueira & Various (CA) Arthur Adams Welcome to the 1980s, Marvel style! First, Wolverine's Vigil goes into its fifth decade but doesn't go the way he planned. Then, join Nightcrawler mid-Cross-Time Caper at the fall of the Berlin Wall! Finally, a tale of one of '80s Marvel's biggest creations, that most lethal of protectors, Venom! Rated T+
WOLVERINE LONG NIGHT ADAPTATION #5 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Ben Percy (A) Marcio Takara (CA) Rafael Albuquerque In the thrilling conclusion to this adaptation of Marvel's hit podcast, Logan finally confronts the serial killer terrorizing Burns, Alaska... But that's not the only danger he faces as threats abound and conspiracies unravel around him! Parental Advisory
X-MEN GRAND DESIGN X-TINCTION #1 (OF 2) MARVEL COMICS (W/A/CA) Ed Piskor The series that has critics and fans raving returns for its final installment! The ruination of the X-Men revisited! Re-live the now-classic storylines like Mutant Massacre and The Fall of the Mutants. With appearances by Longshot, Cable, and The Marauders! Created soup to nuts by comic book superstar Ed Piskor in the Mighty Marvel Manner! Rated T+
UNCANNY X-MEN #17 MARVEL COMICS (W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Carlos E. Gomez (CA) Whilce Portacio • First...the X-Men lose one of their own. • Then...the new Black King of the Hellfire Club makes a move. Rated T+
UNCANNY X-MEN #18 MARVEL COMICS (W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Carlos Villa (CA) Whilce Portacio • First...the X-Men lose one of their own. • Then...the new Black King of the Hellfire Club makes a move. Rated T+
AGE OF X-MAN NEXTGEN #4 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Ed Brisson (A) Marcus To (CA) Chris Bachalo THE AGE OF X-MAN CONTINUES! • The Age of X-Man is coming apart at the seams! • The students are working on multiple fronts, but they need to put the pieces together before someone finds out! • Someone may already be onto their trail! Rated T+
AGE OF X-MAN AMAZING NIGHTCRAWLER #4 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Seanan McGurie (A) Juan Frigeri (CA) Shane Davis & Various THE MOST FORBIDDEN LOVE! • Role model and idol to millions Kurt Wagner (better known as Nightcrawler) may have had a lapse in judgment a few years ago...and only Mystique can lead him to the fruit of his loins! Rated T+
AGE OF X-MAN APOCALYPSE AND X-TRACTS #3 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Tim Seeley (A) Salva Espin (CA) Gerardo Sandoval THE AGE OF X-MAN CONTINUES! The X-Tracts face the wrath of an X-Man as Colossus attacks! Plus, Dazzler takes on the tongue of Chernobog one-on-one! For a team who believe in love, they're sure getting in a lot of fights! Rated T+
AGE OF X-MAN X-TREMISTS #4 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Leah Williams (A) Georges Jeanty (CA) Rahzzah THE AGE OF X-MAN CONTINUES! Northstar - the guiding light that keeps the traveler reassured they are going in the right direction. If only the name rang true for poor Jean-Paul... Rated T+
AGE OF X-MAN MARVELOUS X-MEN #4 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson (A) Marco Failla (CA) Phil Noto THE AGE OF X-MAN CONTINUES! Is the world beginning to crumble or are the X-Men going mad? The protectors of the perfect planet of peace find themselves pushed to the edge. Rated T+
AGE OF X-MAN PRISONER X #3 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Vita Ayala (A) German Peralta (CA) Patrick Zircher THE AGE OF X-MAN CONTINUES! • One of the inmates holds the key to unlocking their true reality. Is it Beast? • And who is really pulling the strings within the prison walls? Rated T+
DEAD MAN LOGAN #7 (OF 12) MARVEL COMICS (W) Ed Brisson (A) Mike Henderson (CA) Declan Shalvey Enter the Wastelands! While Logan was in the Marvel Universe, the Wastelands fell even further into armageddon... welcome to your new future, True Believers! Parental Advisory
WOLVERINE INFINITY WATCH #4 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Gerry Duggan (A) Andy MacDonald (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli Things are heating up for Logan as he and Loki try to protect the new guardians of Infinity... Parental Advisory
STAR WARS #65 MARVEL COMICS (W) Kieron Gillen (A) Angel Unzueta (CA) Gerald Parel "THE SCOURGING OF SHU-TORUN" PART 4 • Her planet under threat, a heroic princess battles to save it! • Not Leia - it's QUEEN TRIOS OF SHU-TORUN, ally to Darth Vader and the Empire! • PRINCESS LEIA'S plan begins to unfold. But some members of her strike team have schemes of their own. When will Leia realize just what she's set in motion?! Rated T
STAR WARS #66 MARVEL COMICS (W) Kieron Gillen (A) Angel Unzueta (CA) Gerald Parel "THE SCOURGING OF SHU-TORUN" PART 5 • QUEEN TRIOS vs. PRINCESS LEIA at last! • Can LUKE SKYWALKER hold out against the attack of overwhelming force...from his own allies?! • And when you think things couldn't get worse for our Rebels, there's always an orbital bombardment to survive! Rated T
STAR WARS AOR BOBA FETT #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Greg Pak (A) Marc Laming (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson THE HUNTER'S HEART! • As the implacable bounty hunter who tracked down HAN SOLO, BOBA FETT earned his reputation as one of the greatest villains in the galaxy. • But what happens when Boba Fett picks up the trail of an actual villain? • Find out what kind of heart - if any - beats under that MANDALORIAN armor! Rated T
STAR WARS AOR HAN SOLO #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Greg Pak (A) Chris Sprouse (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson THE SCOUNDREL'S CODE! • After helping destroy the DEATH STAR, HAN SOLO's ready to cash in his reward and return to life as a scoundrel. • But when LUKE SKYWALKER asks for one last favor, Han gets pulled into a rebel mission that might wreck all of his plans. • Co-starring CHEWBACCA and introducing AKKO, an old friend who might actually out-scoundrel Han himself! Rated T
STAR WARS AOR JABBA THE HUTT #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Greg Pak (A) Marc Laming (CA) Rachel Dodson, Terry Dodson IT'S GREAT TO BE JABBA! • Across the galaxy, Imperials, rebels and scoundrels alike speak in hushed tones of JABBA THE HUTT, the greatest gangster in the OUTER RIM. • Discover what makes the name of Jabba so feared, in a crime story that stretches from the casinos of CANTO BIGHT to the deserts of TATOOINE! Rated T
STAR WARS AOR LANDO CALRISSIAN #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Greg Pak (A) Chris Sprouse (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson CLOUD CITY BLUES! • Former smuggler LANDO CALRISSIAN has a beautiful dream: a life of leisure and luxury as the totally legitimate BARON ADMINISTRATOR of CLOUD CITY. • All he needs to do is take care of his money troubles with one last, big scam. But what will get in his way the most - his bad luck or this annoying sense of ethics he seems to be developing? • Co-starring LOBOT! Rated T
STAR WARS TIE FIGHTER #2 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Jody Houser (A) Roge Antonia, More (CA) Tommy Lee Edwards BETRAYAL AMONG THE RANKS! • The TIE Fighter pilots of SHADOW WING come under fire from what appear to be their fellow IMPERIALS! • Has the influence of THE REBELLION stretched further than anticipated? • Or is there something more sinister at work? Rated T
STAR WARS GALAXYS EDGE #2 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Will Sliney (CA) Tommy Lee Edwards • Across the galaxy, DOK-ONDAR is known as the procurer of the rarest antiquities in the universe. But the most priceless of his relics come with a darker cost. • And with the First Order's hunt for the hidden Resistance heating up, planet Batuu might soon turn into the most dangerous place in the galaxy. • Journey to BLACK SPIRE OUTPOST and discover an early look at the themed land coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland this year. • Guest starring the bounty hunter GREEDO and notorious gangster JABBA THE HUTT! Rated T
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #32 MARVEL COMICS (W) Si Spurrier (A) Wilton Santos (CA) Ashley Witter UNSPEAKABLE REBEL SUPERWEAPON: Part 1 A NEW ADVENTURE STARTS HERE! • After a year of close shaves, Doctor CHELLI APHRA is taking it easy and lying low. Probably herding banthas or something. She's smart like that, right? • NAH, not really. The galaxy's shadiest archaeologist is back doing what she does best: busting into alien temples to steal horrifying weapons for huge profit. She just can't stop herself. • But plenty of other people could. Powerful factions are watching closely: Rebel and Empire, familiar and strange - all calculating whether Aphra's more useful alive... or dead. Rated T
STAR WARS VADER DARK VISIONS #4 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum (A) Stephen Mooney (CA) Greg Smallwood NEVER MESS WITH THE BEST! • We all know DARTH VADER as THE EMPEROR'S iron fist, but as any rebel can tell you, he's also a terror in a TIE Fighter. • What does it feel like in that X-WING cockpit when you're nose-to-nose with the EMPIRE'S deadliest pilot? • Will you even live to tell the tale, hotshot? Rated T