Welcome to the first installment of the 2020 edition of the Time Out For Comics! newsletter! The year looks promising with interesting storylines coming our way. Let's get right to it starting with:
SPAWN #305 IMAGE COMICS (W) Todd McFarlane (A) Jason Shawn Alexander, Todd McFarlane (CA) Todd McFarlane END OF STORY ARC
"HELL HUNT," Part Four Jessica Priest struggles with her new powers. Eddie Frank fights against the influence of the Redeemer. And Spawn has a final showdown with Medieval Spawn that will alter the course of the war between Heaven and Hell. With this gripping story arc finale, featuring a special 5-page bonus comic drawn by TODD McFARLANE, the hunt is on, and a new era of SPAWN has begun!
ALIENS VS PREDATOR THICKER THAN BLOOD #2 (OF 4) DARK HORSE COMICS (W) Jeremy Barlow (A) Doug Wheatley (CA) Chun Lo With nowhere left to run but into the Predators' ship, every turn leads Maria and Tyler deeper into danger-until they discover a captive xenomorph. Could the Alien be the weapon to tip the scales in their favor, or will they find themselves caught in a crossfire?
WONDER WOMAN #750 DC COMICS (W) Vita Ayala & Various (A) Elena Casagrande & Various (CA) Joëlle Jones An all-star 96-page celebration of the Amazon Princess by longtime favorites and acclaimed new voices! In the lead story, Wonder Woman's epic "Year of the Villain" battle comes to a close, leading the way to new challenges ahead. Additionally, this oversized gem tells tales from Diana's past, present and future by some of the greatest storytellers in the business- including Colleen Doran, Mariko Tamaki, the Teen Titans: Raven team of writer Kami Garcia and artist Gabriel Picolo, and legendary Wonder Woman creators returning to the character, including Gail Simone and Greg Rucka!
BATMAN #86 DC COMICS (W) James TynionIV (A) Tony S. Daniel, Danny Miki (CA) Tony S. Daniel It's a new day in Gotham City, but not the same old Batman. With Bane vanquished and one of his longtime allies gone, Batman has to start picking up the pieces and stepping up his game. Batman has a new plan for Gotham City, but he's not the only one. Deathstroke has returned as well, under a mysterious new contract that could change everything. Beginning a whole new chapter in the life of the Dark Knight, the epic art team of Tony S. Daniel and Danny Miki are joined by new series writer James Tynion IV!
BATMAN #87 DC COMICS (W) James TynionIV (A) Tony S. Daniel, Danny Miki (CA) Tony S. Daniel The Riddler has been lying low since his humiliating defeat as part of Bane's army- but as costumed assassins start to make their way into Gotham City, Edward Nygma may have the answers he's been looking for. Or at least, the answer to why Deathstroke is trying to kill him! Is it possible that Batman's tussle with Slade Wilson was all just a ruse to get the killer closer to his true target?
SUPERMAN HEROES #1 DC COMICS (W) Brian Michael Bendis & Various (A) Kevin Maguire & Various (CA) Bryan Hitch Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, the staff of the Daily Planet, even the Justice League-their lives all changed when Superman revealed his secret identity to the world! This unique Superman experience explores what the identity of Clark Kent meant to those close to him-and what their relationship to Superman will be in the future. All the rules are about to change-and it all starts here. The dream team of writers Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Greg Rucka, and Jody Houser team up for this amazing special, with art anchored by DC legend Kevin Maguire, plus sequences focusing on each corner of the Superman universe by artists Steve Lieber (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) and Mike Perkins (Lois Lane). ONE-SHOT
YEAR OF THE VILLAIN HELL ARISEN #2 (OF 4) DC COMICS (W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Steve Epting Apex predator Lex Luthor is on the hunt for the Batman Who Laughs. To catch his prey, he must follow a trail of broken heroes... leading him to Jim Gordon, one of the victims of the Batman Who Laughs' deadly virus that turned the heroic police commissioner into the worst version of himself. The trail leads Lex to a lonely cell in the Hall of Justice - but it's not the good guys who come to stop him. It's more of the Batman Who Laughs' dangerous operatives! And if they couldn't resist the influence of the Dark Multiverse, then how can Lex?
ACTION COMICS #1019 DC COMICS (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) John Romita, Klaus Janson One of the biggest battles in Superman history tears through Metropolis as the super-villain team-up of Lex Luthor, the Legion of Doom, and Leviathan come to change Superman's city forever! The blockbuster creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artists John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson create a Superman epic for the ages-as the Man of Steel deals with the public disclosure of his secret identity!
BATMAN CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT #6 (OF 8) DC COMICS (W/A/CA) Sean Murphy Gotham City's crushing curse is uncovered! Everything Batman thought he knew about the Wayne family secret is turned upside down as Azrael and The Joker usher anarchy into Arkham-and after a final word with Jack, Harley faces an impossible choice!
BATMANS GRAVE #4 (OF 12) DC COMICS (W) Warren Ellis (A/CA) Bryan Hitch Why did a blackmailer become a murderer? How does the Batman survive an opponent who can kill him with his own mind? Find out all this and more in the latest chapter of the 12-issue series from writer Warren Ellis and artist Bryan Hitch!
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #9 DC COMICS (W) Bryan Hill (A) Dexter Soy (CA) Tyler Kirkham Ra's al Ghul and his army of assassins have turned their attention away from the Dark Knight-and toward Black Lightning! They've done something terrible to him that can never be fixed, and Black Lightning will need the Outsiders to stop him from crossing a line that could change his life forever.
BATMAN SUPERMAN #6 DC COMICS (W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) David Marquez The Secret Six may have met their match when they faced the combined might of Superman and Batman, but don't count these infected heroes out yet. With the Batman Who Laughs freed from his prison at last, the clock is ticking for the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel to track down the escaped Deathbringer, Sky Tyrant, King Shazam, Scarab, and the most tragic to Superman...his cousin Kara.
BATMAN VS RAS AL GHUL #5 (OF 6) DC COMICS (W/A/CA) Neal Adams Everyone knows that Gotham City needs Batman-but a shadowy group is running a competition to replace him. Will they choose a man with the necessary skills to keep the people of Gotham safe? Or do they have something else in mind? Either way, Deadman has his own idea of the next steps to take!
DETECTIVE COMICS #1019 DC COMICS (W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Scott Godlewski (CA) Rafael Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona The Dark Knight is on the trail of the figure behind a brutal series of murders across Gotham City-and what he finds will send a cold shiver up his spine! A public attack on Bruce Wayne has brought the possible perpetrator of these murders to light...so what is an axe-wielding cult leader from the 1600s doing in present-day Gotham? Find out for yourself in the conclusion to Batman's "Silent Knight."
DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #3 DC COMICS (W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Sumit Kumar, Eduardo Risso (CA) Steve Rude Of all the mayhem and madness that "City of Bane" visited upon Batman's world, the death of Alfred Pennyworth had the greatest impact. As Bruce struggles to pick up the pieces of his life, the absence of the man who had always helped him is felt with devastating consequences. With new storm clouds brewing on the horizon, does Bruce Wayne have what it takes to honor his dearest friend's memory?
FLASH FORWARD #5 (OF 6) DC COMICS (W) Scott Lobdell (A) Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund (CA) Evan Shaner Wally West has gotten to the heart of his mission to save the Multiverse...and the heart he found was his own. When it's discovered that the dark multiversal world that's threatening all of existence is the world in which Wally's children are alive, our hero must overcome his greatest fears, regrets, and anger to do what's right. But what's right is the hardest thing anyone would ever imagine doing...letting go.
JUSTICE LEAGUE #39 DC COMICS (W) Scott Snyder (A) Jorge Jimenez (CA) Tyler Kirkham In the wake of the Justice/Doom War, the Justice League finds themselves stranded at the far end of the universe and facing a challenge they've never faced before. But what will they find on their journey? Has their battle with Perpetua had consequences reaching farther across the cosmos than they ever imagined? Superstar scribe Scott Snyder says farewell to the Justice League with a special story that both winds down all the things he started in issue #1-and nods toward everything that comes next in the DC Universe.
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #17 DC COMICS (W) Dan Abnett (A) Will Conrad (CA) Jose Ladrönn Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and the new JLO have their first encounter with their lost friend Cyborg. Will Victor Stone's hidden messages be the clue to releasing him from Darkseid's deadly grip-or is Vic gone forever? And how much is Jessica willing to risk to save her old friends?
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #3 DC COMICS (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Ryan Sook, Travis Moore (CA) Ryan Sook You knew there was no way Jon Kent was going to leave his best friend behind! Welcome to the future, Damian Wayne! (This is such a terrible idea!) Also, meet the new Legionnaires as they head to a secret undercover mission on the first man-made planet: Planet Gotham. Every page of this new DC epic plants seeds and ideas that will blast out across the DC Universe for months to come! All this, and Monster Boy is on the loose!
SUPERGIRL #38 DC COMICS (W) Jody Houser (A) Rachael Stott (CA) Mike Perkins After Batman and Superman couldn't stop the Infected Supergirl from trying to thee entire world, they knew they had to call in the only person they trust can bring Kara back...Wonder Woman! Will Diana's compassion be enough to cure Kara of the infection that's taken over? If not, what's a fight between an uninhibited Kryptonian power house against a god like? You'll find out here!
SUPERMAN #19 DC COMICS (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis (CA) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado One day later! What happens the day after Superman reveals his secret identity to the world? And what repercussions will his decision have across the entire DC Universe? Plus, Superman: president of Earth?
GHOSTBUSTERS YEAR ONE #1 (OF 4) IDW PUBLISHING (W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening In anticipation of the new Ghostbusters feature film coming to theaters Summer 2020, we look back at the Boys in Grey's first year on the job, showcasing never before seen adventures! After defeating Gozer and becoming heroes in the city, county, and state of New York, a publisher has decided to cash in with a biography of the Boys in Grey and sends a writer to interview them all for background. He starts with WINSTON ZEDDEMORE, the first 'buster hired into the supernatural start-up. Winston relates the story of his very first bust, so we can finally know what kind of... ahem, stuff he's seen that'll will turn you white!
TRANSFORMERS #17 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Brian Ruckley (A) Anna Malkova, Bethany McGuire-Smith (CA) Brendan Cahill Megatron is faced with the ultimate decision. He can forge ahead on the path he's started down, or he can take the last chance at doing things by the book. Either way, Cybertron is on the verge of change, and after this, nothing will ever be the same.
TRANSFORMERS GALAXIES #5 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Tyler Bleszinski (A) Livio Ramondelli (CA) Alex Milne "Wannabee," Part One! Years ago, a Probat scientist visiting Cybertron had his life saved by the one and only Bumblebee! Now the Probats are huge fans, and when Deathsaurus goes to negotiate a new energy deal, he wants their number one bot on his side. Unfortunately, Bee's a little busy, so Deathsaurus turns to the next best option-the guy who looks like red Bumblebee, Cliffjumper!
GI JOE #5 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Paul Allor (A/CA) Chris Evenhuis The Joes return to Indianapolis, site of one of Cobra's greatest atrocities. Little do they expect to find the city controlled by the brutal Dreadnoks! As Cobra draws closer, the Joes will have to make difficult choices in an impossible situation!
TMNT URBAN LEGENDS #21 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Gary Carlson (A/CA) Frank Fosco The battle between Michelangelo, Leonard, Casey, and the Triceratons comes to a head! Good thing Raphel is there with his Foot Clan to help turn the tide-though it might not be his Foot Clan much longer if Pimiko, Shredder's daughter, has anything to say about it...
TMNT ONGOING #102 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Tom Waltz & Various (A/CA) Sophie Campbell The Turtles are separated, each trying to find their own way forward. With their absence, Old Hob fills the power vacuum with the help of some very unusual new mutants!
STAR TREK PICARD #3 (OF 3) IDW PUBLISHING (W) Mike Johnson, Kirsten Beyer (A) Angel Hernandez (CA) Sara Pitre-Durocher Jean-Luc Picard has traveled to the furthest reaches of the galaxy, defeated impossible foes, and survived in the face of unthinkable odds, but it's the end of this one mission that will change his life forever.
The official countdown to CBS All Access's Star Trek: Picard ends here, and things will never be the same...
STAR TREK YEAR FIVE #10 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Jim McCann (A) Angel Hernandez (CA) Stephen Thompson With Captain Kirk still incapactiated, Spock finds himself trapped between a planet quickly spinning into chaos and a crew at each other's throats.
STAR WARS ADVENTURES #30 IDW PUBLISHING (W) John Barber, Michael Moreci (A) Arianna Florean, David M Buisan (CA) Arianna Florean Learn more about the heroes and villains of The Rise of Skywalker! In this issue, the spotlight falls on Supreme Leader Kylo Ren and his unstoppable First Order army!
THOR #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel A BRAND-NEW, SUPERSTAR CREATIVE TEAM TAKES THE KING OF ASGARD TO NEW REALMS OF GLORY! The prince is now a king. All Asgard lies before Thor, the God of Thunder. And after many months of war, the Ten Realms are finally at peace. But the skies above the Realm Eternal are never clear for long. The Black Winter is coming. And the God of the Storm will be powerless before it.
THOR #2 MARVEL COMICS (W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel THE BLACK WINTER AND THE DEVOURER KING! Before him lies the Black Winter; behind, a trail of death wrought by his own hand. The God of Thunder hurtles through the cosmos, searching for the power to save Asgard and all existence. But no power in the heavens can save a god - a king - from his bloody duty.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Juan Cabal Once, they were a team of misfits. Now they're a family, and they've earned their peace. But the universe is not a peaceful place -- and it's only getting worse. The Great Empires are in turmoil. The rule of law is dead. And amidst the chaos, the Gods of Olympus have returned -- harbingers of a new age of war, reborn to burn their mark on the stars themselves. Someone has to guard the galaxy - but who will accept the mission? And will they survive it? Al Ewing (IMMORTAL HULK) and Juann Cabal (FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN) bring you in on the ground floor of a whole Marvel Universe of action and suspense!
IRON MAN 2020 #1 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage (A/CA) Pete Woods • The future is now! Artificial Intelligences presents a clear and present danger to humanity and must be brought to heel! • The Robot Rebellion battles for the establishment of robot rights! • And Arno Stark IS Iron Man! PLUS! Pete Woods' main cover art will feature a 5th Color Flourescent Ink treatment!
REVENGE OF COSMIC GHOST RIDER #2 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum (A/CA) Scott Hepburn Cosmic Ghost Rider is ready to burn a fiery swathe across the cosmos - but he's picked up a rogue earth hitchhiker along the way! Will Cammi's presence become Rider's own form of penance, or will her thirst for vengeance just add fuel to the flames? Don't miss out as these two rebels' paths converge as they embark on a two-person crusade against one of the biggest crime syndicates in the cosmos!
CAPTAIN AMERICA THE END #1 MARVEL COMICS (W/A) Erik Larsen (CA) Rahzzah THE FINAL CAPTAIN AMERICA STORY! Steve Rogers fights for survival in a post-apocalyptic wasteland populated by hordes of Red Skulls! Legendary writer/artist Erik Larsen (SPIDER-MAN, WOLVERINE, NOVA) returns to Marvel for an oversized last tale of Simon & Kirby's American Hero!
DEADPOOL THE END #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Joe Kelly (A) Mike Hawthorne (CA) Rahzzah THE FINAL DEADPOOL STORY! Wade Wilson may seem like he is unkillable, but there is more than one way to put an end to him... but don't take my word for it! Quintessential Deadpool scribe Joe Kelly and record-setting Deadpool artist Mike Hawthorne team-up to prove it to you! Deadpool is done for!
CAPTAIN MARVEL THE END #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Kelly Thompson (A) Carmen Nunez Carnero (CA) Rahzzah THE FINAL CAPTAIN MARVEL STORY! Fifty years ago, Carol Danvers went into the deepest reaches of the cosmos to spread peace and justice and she hasn't seen a familiar face since! Whatever happened to the planet she once called home? Reuniting CAPTAIN MARVEL superteam KELLY THOMPSON and CARMEN CARNERO!
MILES MORALES THE END #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Damion Scott (CA) Rahzzah THE FINAL MILES MORALES STORY! Humanity makes its last stand in the only place strong enough to survive: BROOKLYN. Former Spider-Man, Miles Morales, leads the last bastion of civilization into the future! Penned by MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN author SALADIN AHMED!
VENOM THE END #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Adam Warren (A) Chamba (CA) Rahzzah THE FINAL VENOM STORY! The alien symbiote who bonded with Eddie Brock has been through a lot... but not nearly as much as he has coming. In a tale that literally spans over a trillion years, Venom travels the length of space and time as the last defender of life in the universe!
MARVELS X #1 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Alex Ross, Jim Krueger (A) Well-Bee (CA) Alex Ross David has a problem. He lives in a world of monsters that would love to devour him. He's the last boy on Earth. The last human being on Earth. And these creatures that see him only as prey, they're his former neighbors. He has one hope: to get to New York. To get to where Captain America and the rest of the heroes are. Alex Ross and Jim Krueger combine their abilities with artist Well-Bee to tell a very uncanny prequel to the legendary EARTH X trilogy.
RUINS OF RAVENCROFT CARNAGE #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Frank Tieri (A) Guiu Villanova (CA) Gerardo Sandoval In the aftermath of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, the Marvel Universe still needs a place to treat and rehabilitate the criminally insane, and efforts to reconstruct RAVENCROFT are well underway. But Ravencroft is no ordinary facility, and untold secrets may yet be waiting to be unearthed in the destruction Carnage left after his attack on the facility.
RUINS OF RAVENCROFT SABRETOOTH #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Frank Tieri (A) Guillermo Sanna (CA) Gerardo Sandoval The history of the Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane has been shrouded in mystery for years. NO LONGER! In the wake of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, the facility's past has started to unravel, and in doing so has revealed hidden chapters in the lives of some of the Marvel Universe's most recognizable heroes and villains!
RUINS OF RAVENCROFT DRACULA #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Frank Tieri (A) Stefano Landini (CA) Gerardo Sandoval To the men and women of the Marvel Universe, Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane appeared to be a hospital devoted to the rehabilitation of society's most violent offenders. But appearances can be deceptive, and -- as Captain America learned the hard way - some secrets have teeth.
RAVENCROFT #1 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Frank Tieri (A) Angel Unzueta (CA) Kyle Hotz After the hellish horrors of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, the Ravencroft Institute has received a much-needed facelift and is open for business with a new staff, including JOHN JAMESON, looking to atone for the part he played in ABSOLUTE CARNAGE. But will Ravencroft return the mentally unstable villains of the Marvel Universe to upstanding citizens and give John the redemption he's looking for, or will they fall prey to the hospital's seemingly sinister nature?
X-MEN #5 DX MARVEL COMICS (W) Jonathan Hickman (A) R. B. Silva (CA) Leinil Francis Yu The X-Men, the most powerful heroes on the planet, deal with an old nemesis' surprising return...
X-MEN #6 DX MARVEL COMICS (W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Matteo Buffagni (CA) Leinil Francis Yu Mystique goes to extraordinary lengths to get what she wants...
NEW MUTANTS #5 DX MARVEL COMICS (W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Rod Reis THE EXPLOSIVE RETURN OF CANNONBALL! The team has reached the Shi'ar Galaxy only to find the empire in turmoil! Deathbird returns and she won't let Bobby and Sam get in the way of what she wants!
NEW MUTANTS #6 DX MARVEL COMICS (W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Flaviano (CA) Rod Reis A simple visit to check in on old friends in the human world has gone wrong - dangerously wrong. With innocent lives on the line, Armor and the other young mutants have their hands tied... but escaping without collateral damage looks increasingly impossible.
X-FORCE #5 DX MARVEL COMICS (W) Ben Percy (A) Joshua Cassara (CA) Dustin Weaver DEADLY CHOICES CARRY DARK CONSEQUENCES! First, Domino and Forge have to pick up the pieces as the team faces a major setback! Then, Beast takes matters into his own hands when a piece of new technology threatens the safety of the nation.
X-FORCE #6 DX MARVEL COMICS (W) Ben Percy (A) Joshua Cassara (CA) Dustin Weaver DEADLY CHOICES CARRY DARK CONSEQUENCES! First, Domino and Forge have to pick up the pieces as the team faces a major setback! Then, Beast takes matters into his own hands when a piece of new technology threatens the safety of the nation.
EXCALIBUR #5 DX MARVEL COMICS (W) Tini Howard (A) Marcus To (CA) Mahmud Asrar THE SECRET OF ROGUE'S COFFIN! Locked in her mysterious coffin, Rogue dreams. Meanwhile, Apocalypse performs a ritual, and the throne of power changes hands. The reign of mutantkind reaches the Otherworld at last.
EXCALIBUR #6 DX MARVEL COMICS (W) Tini Howard (A) Marcus To (CA) Mahmud Asrar THE SECRET OF ROGUE'S COFFIN! Locked in her mysterious coffin, Rogue dreams. Meanwhile, Apocalypse performs a ritual, and the throne of power changes hands. The reign of mutantkind reaches the Otherworld at last.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN DAILY BUGLE #1 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Mat Johnson (A) Mack Chater (CA) Mark Bagley SPINNING OUT OF AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! The journalist must speak truth to power - whether or not it's wielded responsibly. Helmed by Peter Parker's mentor, Robbie Robertson, the Daily Bugle staff is at last chasing stories that matter. And in a city under Mayor Wilson Fisk, keeping the public informed is as essential as it is dangerous. Weaving between events in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and DAREDEVIL, Mat Johnson (Hellblazer Special: Papa Midnite, Incognegro, Loving Day) and Mack Chater (BLACK PANTHER AND THE CREW, Briggs Land) are following a lead into Kingpin and Spider-Man's past that will change the way you look at the webslinger now, and as his story continues.
AVENGERS OF THE WASTELANDS #1 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Ed Brisson (A) Jonas Scharf (CA) Juan Jose Ryp A NEW STORY FROM THE WORLD OF OLD MAN LOGAN! In a world where most of the super heroes fell at the hands of the RED SKULL over fifty years ago, a new force rises in the Wastelands! DANI CAGE wields the mighty Mjolnir for the cause of peace, but when the brutal regime of DOCTOR DOOM forces DWIGHT (a.k.a. the owner of the surviving Ant-Man technology) to Dani and HULK in a last ditch effort to survive, the AVENGERS may ASSEMBLE once more! Spinning out of the saga begun in OLD MAN LOGAN, and following up OLD MAN QUILL and DEAD MAN LOGAN, this is the can't miss premiere of Ed Brisson and Jonas Scharf's magnum opus!
AVENGERS #29 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Ed McGuinness STARBRAND REBORN Part Three: THE RISE OF THE WAR WIDOW: The battle for the Starbrand heats up like a supernova, as Captain Marvel goes toe to toe with Firelord, Ghost Rider races the Silver Surfer and Brood Thor... tries to eat the Avengers. Meanwhile the Black Widow kicks much butt in outer space with a bold new weapon in her arsenal. That's right, the Black Widow + the War Machine armor = the all-new, all-deadly War Widow.
AVENGERS #30 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jason Aaron (A) Ed McGuinness (CA) Mico Suayan In a Shi'ar space prison the size of a galaxy, the cosmic war for the Starbrand super weapon comes to its cataclysmic conclusion. Who is the shocking new wielder of the Starbrand? And will they survive long enough to control the epic planet-melting power at their disposal? Not if Gladiator of the Shi'ar has anything to say about it. But the space-ravaged Avengers will have a thing or two to say about it too. Including Brood Thor, Captain Corsair, the War Widow, the new-look She-Hulk and Blade... as you've never seen him before!
IMMORTAL HULK #29 MARVEL COMICS (W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross • Giant monsters have been unleashed in Phoenix, Arizona. The Roxxon Corporation is unavailable for comment. • The people need help. They need the crusading outlaw with a heart of gold they read about in the Herald. They need their secret hero. • Instead, they're getting the IMMORTAL HULK.
IMMORTAL HULK GREAT POWER #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) Jorge Molina THE HULK FINDS A NEW HOST: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! When Bruce Banner wakes up in the middle of the night without the Hulk, he thinks he's finally free. But the Hulk is immortal - and the night's not over yet. If you thought he was dangerous in the body of mild-mannered Bruce Banner, wait till you see him now. Peter Parker is a man with the proportional strength and agility of a spider, capable of lifting trains on his bad days. And he's about to get a big, green power-up - with a temper to match.
IMMORTAL HULK #30 MARVEL COMICS (W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross • The first Gamma Bomb unleashed a terrifying creature with impossible strength who waged war on all human authority. • The authorities gave the beast a name - a name the whole world knows. But it was someone else's name first... • ...and now the HULK THAT WAS has returned to take it back.
CAPTAIN AMERICA #18 MARVEL COMICS (W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Jason Masters (CA) Alex Ross THE LEGEND OF STEVE continues! Cap vs Nick Fury! Cap vs The Dryad! The new Scourge vs everybody! And a heart-stopping climax that you'll never forget!
SAVAGE AVENGERS #9 MARVEL COMICS (W) Gerry Duggan (A) Patrick Zircher (CA) Valerio Giangiordano THE QUEST TO KILL KULAN GATH: Part 1-Folks, we won't mince words. Kulan Gath has got to go. If Conan The Barbarian, Doctor Strange and Doctor Doom can't do it, then it can't be done. Plus, what is the fate of Kulan Gath's guest, Doctor Voodoo?
DR STRANGE #2 MARVEL COMICS (W) Mark Waid (A) Kev Walker (CA) Max Fiumara ENTER: THE WRECKER...of REALITY! • After being beaten, broken and at the end of his rope, how will Strange keep the Wrecker from tearing apart reality? • Plus, a familiar face from Strange's past makes a surprise return!
FANTASTIC FOUR #18 MARVEL COMICS (W) Dan Slott (A) Paco Medina (CA) Nick Bradshaw "POINT OF ORIGIN" Part 5! • We weren't kidding. That big secret that we promised last issue, that really happened. This issue is the fallout. • Punches will be thrown. Lives will be changed. And Reed Richards is going to drop some scary science on the planet called Spyre. • You know those sci-fi rules about "prime directives"? The Fantastic Four aren't playing by those rules. Not this time.
SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN ALIEN REALITY #2 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Peter David (A/CA) Greg Land THE MENACE OF HOBGOBLIN CONTINUES! • Peter Parker's world is turned upside-down - but is it for the better?! • What's so different about this world that Spider-Man would want to stay? • GUEST STARRING DOCTOR STRANGE!
SPIDER-HAM #2 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Zeb Wells (A/CA) Will Robson • Zeb Wells and Will Robson, authors of your favorite comic book of the year - SPIDER-HAM #1 - reunite for the series' stunning SECOND ISSUE! • But what threat could be so dangerous - so DEADLY - that it imperils the Marvel Multiverse's porcine protector... even with his cartoonish resistance to injury?!
SPIDER-MAN #5 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) J. J. Abrams, Henry Abrams (A) Sara Pichelli (CA) Olivier Coipel • Ben Parker and his dad are cornered and surely beaten. • Their allies that they thought could help them weren't enough. • The son of Mary Jane and Spider-Man has an unwinnable fight on his hands... have his absentee dad and dead mother taught him enough to know what Spider-Man does in these situations?
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #37 2099 MARVEL COMICS (W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Ryan Ottley • There are too many problems in New York City and Spidey can't be in four places at once-- unless he CAN?! • Peter's life is as complicated as ever but can science be the answer? • It's a new year and the buildup to "Last Remains" and much more starts here!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #38 2099 MARVEL COMICS (W) Nick Spencer (A) Iban Coello (CA) Ryan Ottley • J. Jonah Jameson kicks off his new life as a podcast host and his first guest? SPIDER-MAN! • JJJ and Spidey have been on pretty good terms for a while now, so it seems fitting that JJJ needs to sabotage it and put the entire city in danger, right? • Don't miss "My Podcast with Jonah"!
AMAZING MARY JANE #4 MARVEL COMICS (W) Leah Williams (A) Carlos E. Gomez (CA) Humberto Ramos WHAT HAPPENED TO "SPIDER-MAN"? • Despite the SAVAGE SIX'S ongoing assaults, the show goes on! With a little help from some amazing friends. • MARY JANE and MYSTERIO are bonding under battlefield filming conditions, but their Spider-Man can't take it! • Where did he go? And WHO could POSSIBLY replace him?! And how will THEY feel about Team MJ-STERIO?
STAR WARS #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Charles Soule (A) Jesus Saiz (CA) R. B. Silva "No...I am your father." In the wake of the events following The Empire Strikes Back, it is a dark time for the heroes of the Rebellion. The Rebel fleet...scattered following a disastrous defeat at the Battle of Hoth. Han Solo...lost to the bounty hunter, Boba Fett, after being frozen in carbonite. And after being lured into a trap on Cloud City and bested in a vicious lightsaber duel against the evil Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker...learned the horrible truth about his past. Vader did not kill Luke's father Anakin--Vader is Luke's father! Now, after narrowly escaping the dark lord's clutches, and wounded and reeling from the revelation, Luke, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, the Wookiee Chewbacca and the droids C-3PO an//d R2-D2 must fight their way back to the Rebel Alliance-for the fate of the entire galaxy is at stake! After so many losses is victory still possible? But, what Leia, Luke and their ragtag band of freedom fighters do not realize is that they have only traded one Imperial trap for another! Enter the cunning and vengeful Imperial Commander Zahra, at the helm of the Tarkin's Will! Writer Charles Soule (DARTH VADER) and artist Jesus Saiz (DOCTOR STRANGE) are taking us all to the galaxy far, far away next year! With covers by RB Silva (POWERS OF X)! THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME BEGINS THIS JANUARY!
STAR WARS #2 MARVEL COMICS (W) Charles Soule (A) Jesus Saiz (CA) R. B. Silva "NO...I AM YOUR FATHER." In the wake of the events following The Empire Strikes Back, it is a dark time for the heroes of the Rebellion. The Rebel fleet... scattered following a disastrous defeat at the Battle of Hoth. Han Solo... lost to the bounty hunter, Boba Fett, after being frozen in carbonite. And after being lured into a trap on Cloud City and bested in a vicious lightsaber duel against the evil Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker... learned the horrible truth about his past. Vader did not kill Luke's father Anakin -- Vader is Luke's father! Now, after narrowly escaping the dark lord's clutches, and wounded and reeling from the revelation, Luke, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, the Wookiee Chewbacca and the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 must fight their way back to the Rebel Alliance-for the fate of the entire galaxy is at stake! After so many losses is victory still possible? But, what Leia, Luke and their ragtag band of freedom fighters do not realize is that they have only traded one Imperial trap for another! Enter the cunning and vengeful Imperial Commander Zahra, at the helm of the Tarkin's Will! Writer Charles Soule (DARTH VADER) and artist Jesus Saiz (DOCTOR STRANGE) are taking us all to the galaxy far, far away next year! With covers by RB Silva (POWERS OF X)! THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME BEGINS THIS JANUARY!
STAR WARS RISE KYLO REN #2 (OF 4) MARVEL COMICS (W) Charles Soule (A) Will Sliney (CA) Clayton Crain SNOKE SINKS HIS CLAWS IN! YOUNG BEN SOLO FACES THE KNIGHTS OF REN! • With the new jedi school in ruins and fellow students hot on his trail for the murder of their master, Ben Solo flees to the only friend he has left in the galaxy... a man named Snoke. But Snoke has plans for Ben... and ideas about the Force that are as dangerous as they are intriguing for the troubled young jedi. • If Ben wishes to be truly free... the answers might lie with the dark side. And with the Knights of Ren! • But it won't be the first time he's tangled with the Knights. In the past, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker journeys to the Unknown Regions and brings young Ben along for the mission. Can even Luke Skywalker stand against the fabled Knights of Ren?!
POWER RANGERS TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #2 BOOM! STUDIOS (W) Ryan Parrott (A) Simone Di Meo (CA) Dan Mora Tommy faces a shocking betrayal within the Foot Clan that puts him in the crosshairs of their leader - Shredder! But can the Rangers and Turtles put their differences aside before Shredder unleashes his ultimate weapon? No Rangers or Turtles fan can miss this shocking last page!