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The dog days of August have arrived! There is no shortage of great reading material this month. If you are looking for More, take advantage of our back issue blow out bonanza! Lets get right to all the great books coming out this month starting with:

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SPAWN #300
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Todd McFarlane, Scott Snyder (A) Todd McFarlane & Various (CA) Todd McFarlane
SPAWN MAKES HISTORY! With this 300th issue, SPAWN becomes the longest-running independent series in comic book history. To celebrate, legendary artists TODD McFARLANE and GREG CAPULLO return with ALL-NEW interior pencils, with additional art provided by JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, and JEROME OPEÑA, a cavalcade of celebratory covers, and additional writing by SCOTT SNYDER! And next month, RECORDS WILL BE BROKEN with SPAWN #301

KICK-ASS #17
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Steve Niles (A/CA) Marcelo Frusin
Kick-Ass leads her army in a war against the Russians, making a final stand to drive them out of the city. Yet behind the Russians lurks the bloodthirsty assassin Rosa, who's ready to add Patience's pretty head to her trophy collection.

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STRANGER THINGS SIX #4 (OF 4)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Jody Houser (A) Edgar Salazar & Various (CA) Aleksi Briclot
Francine's precognitive abilities are put to the test when she and Ricky attempt to escape Hawkins National Laboratory and save the other children from Dr. Brenner's cruel experiments. Will the ensuing chaos result in freedom for all of the gifted captives . . . or will some be left behind?

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BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #7 (OF 7)
DC COMICS
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jock
It's the final showdown between Batman and the Batman Who Laughs... but how do you defeat a foe who knows your every instinct and every move? Bruce Wayne will have to outsmart Bruce Wayne in this ultimate test of good versus evil. You can't miss this finale to the epic miniseries that will tear up the very foundations of Gotham City!

BATMAN SUPERMAN #1
DC COMICS
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) David Marquez (CA) Leinil Yu
Up in the sky, in the dark of the night, trust no one-for the Secret Six walk among us. Spinning out of the devastating events of the Batman Who Laughs, Superman and Batman are together once more in an all-new monthly series-and they're facing a terrifying new threat that could strike from anywhere. The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel must journey into the depths of Gotham City to learn which of their fellow heroes has been transformed into the horrifying horseman of their most dangerous and deranged foe ever. Our heroes will need to fight to survive, but an even more dangerous question lurks in the shadows: Can Superman and Batman even trust each other?

BATMAN VS RAS AL GHUL #1 (OF 6)
DC COMICS
(W/A/CA) Neal Adams
Gotham City is under siege by terrorists, and Batman is determined to find the source. But when Boston Brand tries to intervene, he discovers an even more disturbing and deadly truth: the terrorists are led by an inhuman monster. Ra's al Ghul has volunteered his own private security force to aid the GCPD, and now they are the only thing standing between nuclear terror and the townspeople! But al Ghul's true goal is hidden from everyone's eyes. He will destroy the city and kill Batman-this time for good. Watching in horror is... Bruce Wayne?

BATMAN CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT #2 (OF 8)
DC COMICS
(W/A/CA) Sean Murphy
The Joker's plan is in full swing-with a single devastating secret and his puppet strings controlling the elites, the Clown Prince and his new recruit, Azrael, are ready to eliminate Batman and obliterate the Wayne family's legacy. With Gotham City's identity and institutions hanging in the balance, Gordon makes a surprising public announcement-but The Joker's response will send the Bat-family and the GTO spiraling.

BLACK MASK YEAR OF THE VILLAIN #1
DC COMICS
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Cully Hamner (CA) Mitch Gerads
Black Mask was one of Gotham City's most ruthless crime lords. He had money, power and respect. But after months in the Teen Titans' secret prison, Roman Sionis is finally free. Given a new purpose and new abilities thanks to Lex Luthor's offer, he's found a new racket. Corporate crime not only pays better, but it's far less dangerous. At least until Batwoman discovers what he's up to and plans to put an end to Black Mask's latest power grab. Is Black Mask the same crime boss he's always been, or has time and a new approach made him something far more unstoppable than he's ever been?

SINESTRO YEAR OF THE VILLAIN #1
DC COMICS
(W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Brandon Peterson
As the universe tilts towards doom, great forces awake in an effort to stop Lex Luthor's mad plans. Dispatching Sinestro, Luthor sends the former Green Lantern to bring these old gods under control or destroy them before they reach Earth. Now, wielding the power of the ultraviolet spectrum, Sinestro finds his new foes even more dangerous and perplexing than he expected, when realizes any damage he inflicts is immediately repaired.

ACTION COMICS #1014 YOTV DARK GIFTS
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Brandon Peterson
Lex Luthor comes home to Metropolis in this "Year of the Villain" tie-in issue! What does he have up his sleeve? Some very interesting offers for the woman behind the city's invisible mafia...offers that no one could refuse! Plus, what is the secret of the Red Cloud? Ask Lex-he knows! Don't miss this huge chapter in both "Year of the Villain" and EVENT LEVIATHAN!

AQUAMAN #51 YOTV DARK GIFTS
DC COMICS
(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A) Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques (CA) Robson Rocha, Jason Paz
Lex Luthor's surprising offer to Black Manta is revealed! But is it too good to be true? Plus, a gruesome murder in Amnesty Bay shocks the town to its core...and the prime suspects are none other than the Old Gods! Can Aquaman and his new partner Aqualad solve this murder mystery?

BATGIRL #38 YOTV DARK GIFTS
DC COMICS
(W) Cecil Castellucci (A) Carmine Di Giandomenico (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
New series writer Cecil Castellucci continues to take Batgirl in an exciting new direction! First up-the Terrible Trio is now a quartet?! After the reawakening of Oracle, the Trio has decided to team up with her and show Gotham City what they're really made of. Meanwhile, Batgirl has her hands full with a real pest problem...Killer Moth! Can our hero exterminate his evil plans before it's too late?

BATMAN #76 YOTV DARK GIFTS
DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Tony S. Daniel
"City of Bane" continues! Bane has taken over Gotham City, and Batman is nowhere to be found. At least, not a Batman anyone recognizes. Flashpoint Batman is now patrolling the city, dispensing a violent brand of justice and taking out rogue villains who haven't yet signed on with Bane. It's all building to a rebellion among the bad guys who don't want to play along- and distrust in those who do! Meanwhile, a surprising ally has come to Bruce Wayne's aid, nursing him back to health so that he can get back to his city.

BATMAN #77 YOTV DARK GIFTS
DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Tony S. Daniel
"City of Bane" continues! The last of the independent villains are on the run, leaving Gotham City entirely to Bane and his cronies-including Flashpoint Batman and Gotham Girl! Though this means a semblance of peace on the streets, the iron grip of tyranny is squeezing all life out of Gotham. And with Bane's machinations keeping other heroes out, the city really needs the Batman to return. Is Bruce Wayne ready to face his toughest foes yet...his father and the man who broke his back?

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #4 YOTV DARK GIFTS
DC COMICS
(W) Bryan Hill (A) Dexter Soy (CA) Tyler Kirkham
At last-the Outsiders take off on their mission to rescue Sofia from none other than Ra's al Ghul! But Ra's has other ideas for the quartet, and with the aid of Lex Luthor's mysterious gift, they are playing right into his hand.

BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III #4 (OF 6)
DC COMICS
(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Freddie Williams II
Batman and the Turtles grapple with the laws of Krang's combined universe,
desperate to return their two worlds to their original states. But there are some who do not want things set right. In this reality, the Laughing Man runs the Smile Clan, the most dangerous criminal organization ever to strike New Gotham City-and that's how he wants things to stay! He'll kill anyone who gets in his way...even the Shredder!

CATWOMAN #14 YOTV DARK GIFTS
DC COMICS
(W) V. Ram (A) Mirka Andolfo (CA) Joëlle Jones
A secret file out-lining the ins and outs of the criminal underworld of Villa Hermosa is on the streets, and every crook is after it. Whoever possesses this info can control everything, and some of the town's hoods are even bringing in outside agents like Lock-Up and Gentleman Ghost to act as their champions-which, let's face it, you're going to need if you're going to try to outsmart Catwoman. Making things even more dangerous for Selina Kyle, there is also a price on her head. If you can capture the database and kill the Catwoman, the payoff is double!

DCEASED #4 (OF 6)
DC COMICS
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Trevor Hairsine, Stefano Guadiano (CA) Andy Kubert
The Daily Planet has become a beacon of hope for the living as the Anti-Life Equation sweeps the planet. What's left of the Justice League have begun to gather there, bringing survivors and family alike. But the city is being overrun with infected humans...and superhumans! The war for Metropolis begins!

DETECTIVE COMICS #1009 YOTV DARK GIFTS
DC COMICS
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Christian Duce (CA) Doug Mahnke
"Take Your Shot" begins! Deadshot has returned to Gotham City following a long stint with the Suicide Squad, and Batman fears that without the oversight of AmandaWaller, Floyd Lawton will go back to his old ways. Meanwhile, after taking Lex Luthor's offer, Mr. Freeze begins taking action to get exactly what he wants and killing anyone who stands in his way.

DETECTIVE COMICS #1010 YOTV DARK GIFTS
DC COMICS
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Christian Duce (CA) Jae Lee
In part two of "Take Your Shot," Batman confronts Deadshot only to learn he's come to Gotham City to enlist the skills of the World's Greatest Detective! Can the two of them work together-or will their opposing ideologies get the best of them?

EVENT LEVIATHAN #3 (OF 6)
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Alex Maleev
From the award-winning team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev, it's DC's biggest whodunit in years! The world's greatest detectives-Batman, Green Arrow, Lois Lane, Plastic Man, the Question and Martian Manhunter-have gathered to solve the mystery behind the true identity of Leviathan's leaders and the destruction of the world's top intelligence agencies! Red Hood is their leading suspect-and he is on the loose! Plus, the Silencer takes her shot! This mystery will unleash a new evil on the DC Universe!

FLASH #76 YOTV DARK GIFTS
DC COMICS
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona (CA) Howard Porter & Various
"Death of the Speed Force" begins! With renewed resolve following the events of "The Flash Year One," the Flash is back with a new mission, a new outlook and a brand-new speedster HQ. But the Fastest Man Alive is slowing down-and there's only one explanation: the Speed Force is dying. Plus, the Year of the Villain heats up as Captain Cold uses Lex Luthor's offer to boost Heat Wave to the next level!

FLASH #77 YOTV DARK GIFTS
DC COMICS
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Rafa Sandoval & Various (CA) Howard Porter
"Death of the Speed Force" continues! The Speed Force is collapsing, and its destructor is here...to save the day?! The Strength, Sage and Still forces have placed a dangerous strain on the force that empowers the DC Universe's super-speedsters, and the Flash is about to face the impossible choice of saving his friends' lives or losing his powers forever!

GREEN LANTERN #10
DC COMICS
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Liam Sharp
Twelve parallel worlds! Twelve Green Lanterns! And one unstoppable menace! Hal Jordan joins the Green Lanterns of the Multiverse-including Bat-Lantern, Tangent Green Lantern and more-to save a dying Multiverse, defeat the relentless Anti-Man and embark upon their "Quest for the Cosmic Grail"! It's another Morrison/Sharp science fantasy epic!

HARLEY QUINN #64 YOTV DARK GIFTS
DC COMICS
(W) Sam Humphries (A) Otto Schmidt (CA) Guillem March
Harley's tried everything to avoid Lex Luthor and his stupid "Offer"-she's destroyed half a dozen of Lex's drones, she's changed her name, her cell phone number-she even faked her own death! Why won't this bald, pasty-faced weirdo take no for an answer? Harley Quinn takes on the crossover event of the summer in this comic-within-a-comic take on "DC's Year of the Villain"!

HAWKMAN #15 YOTV DARK GIFTS
DC COMICS
(W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Pat Olliffe, Tom Palmer
Following Lex Luthor's "gift," the new and improved Shadow Thief toys with the wounded Hawkman. Carter Hall desperately seeks help from the only other shadow mystic more powerful than Shadow Thief: the Shade!

JUSTICE LEAGUE #29 YOTV DARK GIFTS
DC COMICS
(W) Scott Snyder (A) Bruno Redondo (CA) Francis Manapul
Does a Starro dream of an electric Justice League? Sensing the danger to come, Jarro fears for his newfound friends. He ponders each one and their potential fate to decide whether he should mentally block them from going forward into what could be certain destruction...the coming war with the Legion of Doom!

JUSTICE LEAGUE #30 YOTV DARK GIFTS
DC COMICS
(W) James TynionIV, Scott Snyder (A) Jorge Jimenez (CA) Francis Manapul
The "Justice Doom War" starts here! The Lex Luthor the League has known and fought is no more, replaced by an apex predator version of Lex, powered by Perpetua with a goal of bringing tragedy to the DC Universe. Now that Lex has powered up villains across the cosmos, he marshals his own troops, sparking a war between the Legion of Doom and the Justice League that will span space, time and the Multiverse itself. This is the start of the next big Justice League event, with consequences affecting "DC's Year of the Villain" and beyond!

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #14 YOTV DARK GIFTS
DC COMICS
(W) James TynionIV (A) Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez (CA) Guillem March
The rules of magic have changed forever, and the Justice League Dark is ready to keep the peace in the magical world! But that peace will be shattered as Circe takes center stage, gathering a team of magic's most dangerous monsters to take control of magic once and for all!

JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #12 YOTV DARK GIFTS
DC COMICS
(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) Will Conrad
The new reign of Darkseid begins in the Ghost Sector! With the death of the New Gods, he plans to use the Sepulkore to rebuild a new army, but even the great Darkseid couldn't enslave and control the Ghost Sector alone. He'll require the help of the New Gods' newest heralds: Cyborg, Starfire and Azrael!

LOIS LANE #2 (OF 12)
DC COMICS
(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Mike Perkins
Famed writer and reporter Lois Lane never worries about speaking truth to power-so what's she hiding from the most powerful man on the planet (and her husband), Superman? Investigating a widening international conspiracy, Lois puts herself in the crosshairs with backup from an unlikely new ally from the streets of Gotham City.

NIGHTWING #63 YOTV DARK GIFTS
DC COMICS
(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Travis Moore (CA) Bruno Redondo
While the Nightwings recover from their last battle against the fiendish Burnback, Ric reflects on the small portion of his past that he remembers-life in the circus as the youngest member of the Flying Graysons-in hopes of finding any clues as to what kind of man his parents hoped he'd become...perhaps a certain Talon has the answers he seeks?

RED HOOD OUTLAW #37 YOTV DARK GIFTS
DC COMICS
(W) Scott Lobdell (A/CA) Kenneth Rocafort
Leave it to Red Hood to get Lex Luthor's strangest offer of all: to train the next generation of super-villains! Hand-picked for their incredible talents, not to mention their potential to spread villainy and doom across the globe. As the only super-villain in the world to have trained under Batman himself, Red Hood is the ideal instructor. But has Jason Todd fallen so far that he'd take on the task of forging tomorrow's Legion of Doom or Crime Syndicate-or is he trying to work from within to undermine Lex's villainous machinations? Even if Red Hood's heart is in the right place, he still has to butt heads with his powerful and dangerous new pupils. Grab some ammo and settle in for the beginning of the next generation of Outlaws!

SUPERGIRL #33 YOTV DARK GIFTS
DC COMICS
(W) Marc Andreyko (A) Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira (CA) Eduardo Pansica
After a year in space solving the mystery of Krypton's demise, Supergirl returns to Earth to discover that everything she knew as Kara Danvers is gone! Plus, the usurper Brainiac-1 has set his sights on the unsuspecting Girl of Steel-and his plans are far from benevolent!

SUPERMAN #14 YOTV DARK GIFTS
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis
Lex Luthor is back in Metropolis--and he's ready to wreak havoc! First stop, the most dangerous woman in the DC Universe: Lois Lane! Alone, her family a galaxy away, will Lois be tempted by Apex Lex's offer? What does Lex have that this reporter can't turn away from? Don't miss this shocking new twist in the Superman mythos!

SUPERMANS PAL JIMMY OLSEN #2 (OF 12)
DC COMICS
(W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Steve Lieber
Only Jimmy Olsen knows what Superman's secret superpowers truly are-and now those mysteries will finally be shared with you! And only you. Don't tell anyone. And Jimmy won't have any of his pal's super-abilities to help him get out of his latest jam as he hits the dark and dirty streets of Gotham City!

TEEN TITANS #33 YOTV DARK GIFTS
DC COMICS
(W) Adam Glass (A) Sean Chen (CA) Bernard Chang
In the wake of the Terminus Agenda and Crush's first encounter with Lobo, the Teen Titans begin again at Mercy Hall with a new mission and a new lease on life. But just when they catch their first break in ages in their hunt for the Other, Robin confirms that the person who let his prisoners escape...was one of his teammates. As Robin's hunt for the mole begins, Lobo accepts a gift from Lex Luthor...and an unholy alliance is born!

WONDER WOMAN #76 YOTV DARK GIFTS
DC COMICS
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A/CA) Jesus Merino
Cheetah returns to these pages with a vengeance! Lex Luthor has given his fellow Legionnaire of Doom everything she needs to slake her thirst with Diana's blood...once and for all!

WONDER WOMAN #77 YOTV DARK GIFTS
DC COMICS
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A/CA) Jesus Merino
The Greek god Hephaestus forged the mythological sword called the God Killer. With its eldritch energies, the sword's wielder can lay waste to armies and, most notably, slay even the mightiest of immortals. Meet its new owner: Cheetah. And that spells bad news for Wonder Woman...

TERRIFICS #19 YOTV DARK GIFTS
DC COMICS
(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Max Raynor (CA) Dan Mora
Somewhere in a twisted, distant corner of the Multiverse, up is down, back is front, a smile is a frown-and Bizarro is king! But light is the head that wears the crown, and Lex Luthor's offer of time manipulation has given our villain a new purpose: to turn back the clock on creation. To win, Bizarromust enlist the help of the only team that could tackle a task such as this: the Terribles!

BATMAN UNIVERSE #2 (OF 6)
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Nick Derington
Available to comics shops for the first time! The quest for the secret of the stolen Fabergé egg and its buyer continues as Batman teams up with Green Arrow against the Riddler, then travels to Gorilla City. But is the egg's strange energy adversely affecting the Dark Knight's mind? These stories were originally published in BATMAN GIANT #5 and 6.

SUPERMAN UP IN THE SKY #2 (OF 6)
DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A) Sandra Hope, Andy Kubert (CA) Andy Kubert
Available to comics shops for the first time! En route to Rann, Superman must face an intergalactic pugilist in an epic boxing match, then save an alien family from certain doom-if they can help him first! These stories were originally published in SUPERMAN GIANT #5 and 6.

WONDER WOMAN COME BACK TO ME #2 (OF 6)
DC COMICS
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Chad Hardin, Tom Derenick (CA) Amanda Conner
Available to comics shops for the first time! Wonder Woman continues to search for Steve Trevor on a strange island in the Bermuda Triangle. But she and Etta Candy are in for more than their share of surprises, including bugs the size of horses, robotic soldiers and-Jonah Hex?! These stories were originally published in JUSTICE LEAGUE GIANT #5 and 6.

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STAR WARS ADVENTURES #25
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Delilah S Dawson (A/CA) Margaux Saltel
In this story set before A New Hope, Princess Leia Organa faces the most challenging task of her young life: teaching Amilyn Holdo how to drive a speeder! But both learn an important lesson after finding themselves in the dangerous lower levels of Coruscant.

Special 25th issue featuring a full-length story about young Princess Leia!
The second of three issues spotlighting the Sequel Trilogy!

TMNT ONGOING #97
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (A) Michael Dialynas (CA) Dave Wachter
City at War, Part 5. With enemies victorious on all sides and allies in short supply, the TMNT are at their lowest point. Yet as the TMNT start to blame themselves, a greater threat looms ever closer...

Don't miss the earth-shaking lead up to TMNT #100!

TMNT RISE OF TMNT SOUND OFF #2 (OF 3)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Matthew K. Manning (A/CA) Chad Thomas
The TMNT have been bested by their new sound-controlling enemies! Meanwhile, April struggles to cope with the unorthodox public speaking tips of Splinter!

A fun and funny new story that can help kids find their voice!

TMNT URBAN LEGENDS #16
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Gary Carlson (A/CA) Frank Fosco
The Shredder returns-and he's got Master Splinter! As Mikey, Donatello, and Leonardo mount a rescue mission, secrets are brought to light, and the true identity of their fabled enemy is revealed. Who could be behind the mask?!

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!

TRANSFORMERS #11
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Brian Ruckley (A) Andrew Griffith, Bethany McGuire-Smith (CA) James Raiz
Chromia and Windblade raid a Rise base in search for clues about the identity of Brainstorm's murderer, only to be discovered-and the Rise isn't happy. Meanwhile, Bumblebee sees his first bit of action as the Ascenticon Guard is called to defend a building under siege!

As questions are answered, more mysteries abound!
Who commands the Rise?

TRANSFORMERS #12
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Brian Ruckley (A) Kei Zama (CA) Alex Milne
Out in the vast galaxy, Cybertronian explorers encounter all manner of beings-some friendly and some in stern opposition to Cybertronian expansion. When relations start to crumble and violence is threatened, there's only one bot to turn to-Nautica, head of xeno-relations.

All your favorite Transformers characters as you've never seen them before!
The return of both Alex Milne (Transformers: Unicron) and Kei Zama (Optimus Prime)

TRANSFORMERS 84 #0
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Simon Furman (A/CA) Guido Guidi
An all-new prequel to the original 1984 Transformers #1! Celebrating 35 years of Transformers!

War has gripped the planet Cybertron, but an even deadlier threat looms-an asteroid belt powerful enough to destroy the metal world unless Autobot Field Commander Optimus Prime and his heroic recruits can clear a path for the planet. But what other motivations does Prime have for this mission? And how does it tie to a secret on Earth in the eleventh century?

Celebrating 35 years of TRANSFORMERS!
Reuniting the Transformers: Regeneration One team of Simon Furman and Guido Guidi!

TRANSFORMERS GHOSTBUSTERS #3 (OF 5)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening
"GHOSTS OF CYBERTRON", PART 3! The 35th anniversary meeting between Transformers and Ghostbusters continues! Ectotron came to Earth and found a situation far more complicated than he was expecting, which means Optimus Prime is going to need to be brought into the picture. But until Optimus can arrive, Ectotron takes the opportunity to join the Ghostbusters on a case and observe the paranormal. And don't forget about the ghost of Starscream!

Prime gets slimed!
Featuring a brand-new Autobot-Ectotron-and other crossover surprises!
Written and illustrated by the long-time fan-favorite Ghostbusters creative team of Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Luis Antonio Delgado!
Five action-packed interconnecting covers from series artist Dan Schoening!
The series will also include covers from superstar artists like Nick Roche, Alex Milne, Paulina Ganucheau, Priscilla Tramontano, and more!

STAR TREK DISCOVERY AFTERMATH #1 (OF 3)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Kirsten Beyer, Mike Johnson (A) Tony Shasteen (CA) Angel Hernandez
You saw the stunning conclusion of the second season of Star Trek: Discovery-now witness the Aftermath! After discovering Michael Burnham's personal log, Spock begins to unravel the story of Burnham's journey from orphan to Starfleet officer-and the secret history of the Red Angel as well. But as he confronts the secrets of Burnham's past, he'll also have to grapple with his own. An amazing new Star Trek: Discovery miniseries begins here!

An all-new miniseries tying directly into season two of the hit CBS All Access series!
Discover the secret history of the Red Angel!
Fan-favorite artist Tony Shasteen makes his long-awaited return to Star Trek comics

STAR TREK YEAR FIVE #5
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Jody Houser (A) Silvia Califano (CA) Stephen Thompson
During an investigation of a long-dead world, the crew of the Enterprise uncovers a mysterious device that at first appears to be a universal translator. But as Uhura investigates this strange new device, she'll quickly discover there's more than meets the eye about the Truth Artifact!

Written by Jody Houser (Faith, Mother Panic, Stranger Things)!
A continuing series about the end of the Five-Year Mission!
The classic crew is back in all-new stories featuring your favorite characters from the Original Series!

                                                           MARVEL:

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #1 (OF 4) AC
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Ryan Stegman
 After turning Venom's world upside down a year ago, DONNY CATES and RYAN STEGMAN are about to put the Sinister Symbiote through hell again, only this time CARNAGE has come calling, and everyone who's ever worn a symbiote is dead in his sights! He's skirted the periphery of the Marvel Universe for months, but Cletus Kasady at last stands poised to make his grand return to New York in a blistering 60-PAGE story... and he wants to paint the town red!

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #2 (OF 4) AC
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Ryan Stegman
After the terrifying conclusion of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #1, a new player is on the board, and it's NOT who you'd expect! Barely able to escape with their lives, SPIDER-MAN and VENOM have no choice but to drag a slew of other heroes into Carnage's crosshairs. Worse yet, Carnage's rampage through New York City claims an unexpected piece of collateral damage... and there's NOTHING Venom or anyone can do to stop it!

VENOM #17 AC
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Donny Cates (A) Iban Coello (CA) Kyle Hotz
With CARNAGE on the loose, VENOM must protect his son Dylan - at all costs! But as longtime Venomaniacs know, VENOM AND CARNAGE aren't the only symbiotes loose in New York!

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE VS DEADPOOL #1 (OF 3) AC
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Marcelo Ferreira (CA) Tyler Kirkham
At long last, Deadpool is ready to get his head straight and checks himself into Ravencroft Institute. Unfortunately, there's another new arrival: CARNAGE! But I don't think he's here for a group therapy session...  Madness and mayhem abound in the can't-miss showdown of the year!

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE LETHAL PROTECTORS #1 (OF 3) AC
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Frank Tieri (A) Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque (CA) Bengal
THE CULT OF CARNAGE COMES TO NEW YORK CITY! When he was last seen, John Jameson was being recovered from the scene of a massacre in Doverton, Colorado, by Misty Knight. Since then, they've both been MIA. So how, then, are they the only two people poised to prevent chaos as a mysterious foe of Spider-Man's is RESURRECTED in the basements of RAVENCROFT INSTITUTE FOR THE CRIMINALLY INSANE?!

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE MILES MORALES #1 (OF 3) AC
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Federico Vincentini (CA) Clayton Crain
TARGET: SCORPION! It's business as usual for Miles Morales as he finds himself squaring off with Mac Gargan, A.K.A. THE SCORPION! But as a cult of Carnage's bloodthirsty acolytes swarms New York, Miles will learn the hard way that Scorpion has a history with Venom and the other symbiotes of the Marvel Universe! If he can survive this issue, that is.

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE SCREAM #1 (OF 3) AC
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Gerardo Sandoval
THE RETURN OF A CLASSIC SYMBIOTE... AND IT'LL BE A SCREAM! Years ago, Patricia Robertson was unwillingly bonded to the clone of Venom that eventually became Mania, and she's been living in fear of symbiotes ever since. But she's also been living with a secret, and with the coming of Carnage, Patricia must take a stand - and will have no choice but to confront her demons head-on!

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE SEPARATION ANXIETY #1 AC
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Clay Chapman (A) Brian Level (CA) Philip Tan
HELLISH HORROR IN THE MIGHTY MARVEL MANNER! Since the conclusion of DEADPOOL VS. CARNAGE, four of the five LIFE FOUNDATION SYMBIOTES - Riot, Phage, Agony and Lasher - have been bonded to a stray dog, wandering the Midwest. But as Carnage descends on New York, its siblings will find it impossible to resist the siren song of KNULL...

HOUSE OF X #2 (OF 6)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Pepe Larraz
Learn the truth about one of the X-Men's closest allies...and then begin the fight for the future of mutantkind! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (AVENGERS, SECRET WARS, FANTASTIC FOUR) continues reshaping the X-Men's world with Marvel Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS)!

HOUSE OF X #3 (OF 6)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Pepe Larraz
Learn the truth about one of the X-Men's closest allies...and then begin the fight for the future of mutantkind! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (AVENGERS, SECRET WARS, FANTASTIC FOUR) continues reshaping the X-Men's world with Marvel Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS)!

POWERS OF X #2 (OF 6)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) R. B. Silva
As Xavier sows the seeds of the past, the X-Men's future blossoms into trouble for all mutantdom. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (NEW AVENGERS, INFINITY, FF) continues reshaping the X-Men's past, present and future with breakout artist R.B. Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN)!

POWERS OF X #3 (OF 6)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) R. B. Silva
As Xavier sows the seeds of the past, the X-Men's future blossoms into trouble for all mutantdom. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (NEW AVENGERS, INFINITY, FF) continues reshaping the X-Men's past, present and future with breakout artist R.B. Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN)!

MARVEL COMICS #1000
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A/CA) Various
THE GREATEST TALENT EVER ASSEMBLED FOR ONE STORY! THIS IS THE BIG ONE! In celebration of Marvel's 80th Anniversary, we have gathered together the greatest array of talent ever to be assembled between the covers of a single comic book! Names from the past, from the present, and even the future! Every page is filled with all-new work from this cavalcade of comic book luminaries! There is a mystery that threads throughout the Marvel Universe - one that has its origins in MARVEL COMICS #1 and which unites a disparate array of heroes and villains throughout the decades! What is the Eternity Mask, and who is responsible for the conspiracy to keep it hidden? And what new player will make their startling debut as these secrets are peeled away? Featuring the entirety of the Marvel Universe of characters!

FANTASTIC FOUR 4 YANCY STREET #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Greg Smallwood
The first of a series of regular essential releases expanding on the ongoing legend of the Fantastic Four and their world! The FF are now living on Yancy Street, but not all of their neighbors are happy about that. The Thing investigates a nasty piece of vandalism that conjures up painful old memories as he takes a trip down memory lane through the Lower East Side and it's made all the more dangerous by... THE TERRIBLE TRIO!

SAVAGE AVENGERS #4
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Mike Deodato (CA) David Finch
The one evil wizard to rule them all, Kulan Gath has succeeded in summoning an ancient evil...and he's already hard at work on his next terrible plan. Conan swings his savage symbiotic sword against the forces of darkness... and Frank Castle has the worst day of his life. (If you don't count that day in the park.) The Savage Avengers are fighting to save YOU!

AVENGERS #23
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Stefano Caselli
AVENGERS MOUNTAIN: POSSESSED as CHALLENGE OF THE GHOST RIDERS continues! It's Ghost Rider vs. Ghost Rider in a wild race through hell, while the Avengers have to fight for their lives against their own Celestial headquarters, which is now possessed by a rather shocking, rather murderous hell-damned soul!

IMMORTAL HULK #22
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross
Shadow Base has one goal: to stop the monsters, the forces of chaos - And give their power to men of order. But the monsters have goals of their own. And now they're working together. RICK JONES remembers everything... and you wouldn't like him when he's angry.

SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #5 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Peter David (A/CA) Greg Land
The culmination of Peter David and Greg Land's blockbuster series! MYSTERIO makes his final play for the symbiote! And is this the beginning of the end for Spidey and BLACK CAT?

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #27
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Kev Walker (CA) Ryan Ottley
There is a new Sinister Syndicate! Beetle, Electro, Lady Octopus, Scorpia and White Rabbit have come together for one reason: TO HUNT BOOMERANG! Spidey knew having Boomerang as a roommate would come back to bite him, but not like this...

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #28
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Kev Walker (CA) Ryan Ottley
RULE OF THUMB: Don't tick off Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. Mayor of NYC, a.k.a. FORMER ("Former"?!) Kingpin of Crime. Sadly, Fred Myers (a.k.a. Boomerang) was never good with rules. Spider-Man is caught in the middle of this mess - and that thing that must also come with great power won't let him just walk away.

MARVELS SPIDER-MAN VELOCITY #1 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum (A) Emilio Laiso (CA) Skan
THE FIRST ALL-ORIGINAL STORY SET IN THE GAMERVERSE STARTS HERE! Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum continues the saga of the spectacular SPIDER-MAN with an ALL-NEW story set in the Gamerverse! How and why did PETER PARKER build the armored VELOCITY SUIT seen in the Marvel's Spider-Man video game? Find out here!
After the events of CITY AT WAR, SPIDER-MAN continues to balance his colliding worlds as he attempts to protect New York City against super villains like SWARM, while reporter MARY JANE WATSON delves deep into an investigation with legendary Daily Bugle journalist BEN URICH. Learn the never-before-told backstory behind the popular VELOCITY SUIT as unexplainable occurrences bedevil the city and our heroes come face-to-face with...a poltergeist?!
Illustrated by Emilio Laiso (CHAMPIONS, STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA), with eye-popping covers by the inimitable SKAN, you won't want to miss a panel of the first all-original story following up the worldwide hit video game!

SPIDER-MAN CITY AT WAR #6 (OF 6)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum (A) Michele Bandini (CA) Clayton Crain
SPIDER-MAN faces his emotionally and physically devastating Boss Battle as the student faces his former teacher, DOCTOR OCTOPUS! Even equipped with his new ANTI-OCK suit, will the wall-crawler have what it takes to stop his former mentor's mad scheme? And with the lives of NORMAN OSBORN, MARY JANE WATSON and Peter's AUNT MAY on the line, will he be able to save them all? PLUS: Another behind-the-scenes look at the blockbuster video game!

MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #9
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Javi Garron (CA) Patrick O'Keefe
If Miles is going to escape this new villain, their shadowy masters and diabolical tests, he'll need help! Good thing his dad's a former Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.! And there's no price Jeff wouldn't pay to get his son back. But the trade may come back to haunt them, as one of the most formidable foes Miles has EVER faced RETURNS! Featuring the last of a series of covers by Into the Spider-Verse art director Patrick O'Keefe!

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #10
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Christos Gage (A/CA) Mike Hawthorne
Otto Octavius is the Superior Spider-Man, yes? Norman Osborn (the Spider-Man of Earth-44145 you met in SPIDER-GEDDON) begs to differ... and has some very creative ways to prove his superiority. The least predictable comic on the stands finds even more ways to surprise you AND Otto.

SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY #6 (OF 6)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Chip Zdarsky
THE REAL-TIME LIFE STORY OF SPIDER-MAN CONCLUDES! The year is 2019, and the 72-year-old web-slinger is about to embark on his final adventure! Will the end of Spider-Man's life story mean the end of his life?

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #10
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Tom Taylor
The climactic end of arc 2 puts Spider-Man face to face with a villain who's been secretly plaguing the Marvel Universe since WWII! This villain weaponizes pain and uses Spider-Man's painful history to threaten the Web-Slinger like never before!

SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN SELF-IMPROVEMENT #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Peter David & Various (A) Rick Leonardi, Ron Frenz (CA) Mark Bagley
In honor of Marvel's 80th Anniversary, we've uncovered a hidden gem! Fan Randy Scheuller submitted an idea of Spider-Man donning a black suit before SECRET WARS, but his story was never printed. So we tasked SPIDER-MAN legends PETER DAVID and RICK LEONARDI with bringing it into the light! Then read a story by two of the creators who told the first printed stories of the black costume, TOM DEFALCO and RON FRENZ!

THANOS #5 (OF 6)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Tini Howard (A) Ariel Olivetti (CA) Jeff Dekal
Mutiny aboard Zero Sanctuary! As Butcher Squadron launches a rebellion against the Mad Titan, will Thanos be able to quell their revolt? Or will he have to turn their space station into a bloodbath in order to hold onto power?

COSMIC GHOST RIDER DESTROYS MARVEL HISTORY #6 (OF 6)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Paul Scheer, Nick Giovannetti (A) Todd Nauck (CA) Gerardo Zaffino
The aftermath of Frank Castle's fateful clash with the mob! As the smoke clears, only one family is left standing...but can Frank live with the changes he's made to his own history? And more importantly, can the timestream? Find out in this epic conclusion!

SILVER SURFER BLACK #3 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Tradd Moore
The Surfer's power is fading! Is this the end of Norrin Radd as the all-consuming darkness descends upon him? Or will help come in the form of an unexpected ally?

HISTORY OF MARVEL UNIVERSE #2 (OF 6)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Mark Waid (A) Javier Rodriguez (CA) Steve McNiven
From the dawn of the 20th century to the first meeting of Mr. Fantastic and Doctor Doom, learn the secrets of Marvel's history! Who was John Steele? Which Western gunslinger helped inspire the first Heroic Age? All this and more - revealed!

FANTASTIC FOUR #13
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dan Slott (A) Sean Izaakse (CA) Esad Ribic
The clock is ticking down. The moment is almost at hand. That do-or-die instant where Ben Grimm will either find the will to win - or be annihilated by the fighting-mad Immortal Hulk!

DEAD MAN LOGAN #10 (OF 12)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ed Brisson (A) Mike Henderson (CA) Declan Shalvey
TEN DEGREES OF EVISCERATION! Logan's oldest foe is back from the shallow graves Logan put him in! And he aims to repay Logan in kind...

STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #35
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Si Spurrier (A) Wilton Santos, Andrea Broccardo (CA) Ashley Witter
"UNSPEAKABLE REBEL SUPERWEAPON" PART IV! It's time for DOCTOR APHRA to do what she does best: honor her commitments, help people in need, do the right thing. Hahaha, nope, the people she's swindling won't buy that either. Unlucky for them, she's always two steps ahead. Unlucky for her, the steps lead directly to Coruscant, and into the arms of an old enemy...

STAR WARS #70
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Phil Noto
ROGUES, ROMANCE AND ROCK MONSTERS! With the fate of the Rebellion at stake, our heroes scramble to set their decoys and traps to protect THE REBEL FLEET. But everyone's plan suddenly becomes more complicated. What can a frontier cardsharp teach Luke about THE FORCE? What are HAN and LEIA doing in the Lanz Carpo honeymoon suite? And which utterly iconic STAR WARS villain finally takes notice as CHEWIE and THREEPIO tangle with the rock monsters of Planet K43?

STAR WARS AOR GENERAL HUX #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Leonard Kirk (CA) Phil Noto
MAROONED! GENERAL HUX and KYLO REN crash-land on a far-off planet. With no hope of rescue, the two are forced to work together to survive. But can they survive each other?

STAR WARS AOR POE DAMERON #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Phil Noto
FIGHT AND FLIGHT! POE DAMERON is the greatest pilot in THE RESISTANCE. But before the Resistance, he commanded another crew. He flew for the NEW REPUBLIC. But was Poe flying for the right cause?

STAR WARS TIE FIGHTER #5 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jody Houser (A) Roge Antonia, Juan Gedeon (CA) Tommy Lee Edwards
THE EMPIRE STRIKES! The mission is to deal a devastating blow to THE REBELLION. Can the squadron come together in time to complete the mission? And will any survive the fight?

STAR WARS GALAXYS EDGE #5 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Will Sliney (CA) Tommy Lee Edwards
A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD! KENDOH'S crew of mercenaries spring their heist to steal one of the rarest relics in the universe - the hilt of the fabled SWORD OF KHASHYUN from DOK-ONDAR'S DEN OF ANTIQUITIES. But with the FIRST ORDER tightening its grip on BLACK SPIRE OUTPOST and the notorious RED FURY STORMTROOPERS on their trail, can these master thieves survive long enough to collect their prize? And does Dok-Ondar have one last gambit to play?

STAR WARS TARGET VADER #2 (OF 6)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Stefano Landini (CA) Nic Klein
THE HUNTER BECOMES THE HUNTED! VALANCE and DENGAR track DARTH VADER while also seeking out the perfect weapon to kill the SITH LORD... which they'll need as Vader turns the tables on the hunters and corners them! And both hunter and hunted uncover dark secrets behind the criminal syndicate known only as THE HIDDEN HAND

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BUFFY VAMPIRE SLAYER CHOSEN ONES #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Celia Lowenthal, Mairghread Scott (A) Celia Lowenthal (CA) Evan Cagle
    * The First Appearance of The Greatest Slayers in History!
* Journey back in time and witness the stories of some of the Slayers from all over the globe. Watch the birth of the Sunnydale Hellmouth-an event that will lead to repercussions across the globe... and into the present day. A can't miss for current Buffy readers and new fans alike!
* The Slayers first seen on variant covers of Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1-4 make their first full length debuts right here!

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #7
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Jordie Bellaire (A) David Lopez (CA) Marc Aspinall
With time and options running out quickly, Buffy must turn to the new face in Sunnydale, someone she doesn't fully trust - ANGEL! If you're expecting sparks to fly, you're probably guessing wrong... but fists and stakes just might!


ANGEL #4
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Bryan Edward Hill (A) Gleb Melnikov (CA) Dan Panosian
    This is it-the stunning conclusion to the first story arc reimagining the iconic vampire-with-a-soul. Angel must decide which path to follow on his quest to earn redemption and to free himself from this vampire curse-and all roads lead to Sunnydale.
Bryan Edward Hill (Detective Comics, Killmonger), Gleb Melnikov and series creator Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marvel's The Avengers) will blow you away with a shocking final page reveal that no Buffy or Angel fan can miss!

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