With July, Summer has arrived! Hopefully everyone is well during this ongoing difficult time. These great titles will give the comic industry months of entertainment, chills and on the edge of your seat suspense! Plus a much needed distraction from what is going on. We start off with
DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL #3 (OF 6) DC COMICS (W) Scott Snyder (A) Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion (CA) Greg Capullo All aboard! When the Justice League launches its assault on New Apokolips, the team's goal is to free Superman from his solar prison. But it's all going off the rails when they learn that the Man of Steel is gone for good thanks to the Anti-Life Equation. Plus, the deep secret of the Darkest Knight is revealed-but how much darker could the Batman Who Laughs possibly get? And don't miss the surprise return of everyone's favorite wanna be Robin!
DCEASED DEAD PLANET #2 (OF 6) DC COMICS
The sequel to the bestselling miniseries continues! The Justice League is trapped on Earth, and they've discovered that life still survives on this dead planet! Survival is precarious, though-and with billions of infected still roaming the surface, death lies around every corner. But it isn't just the anti-living our heroes have to worry about, because John Constantine, Swamp Thing, and Zatanna are about to discover another evil growing...
DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL LEGENDS OT DARK KNIGHTS #1 DC COMICS
The DC Universe has become engulfed by the Dark Multiverse, where demons dwell and reality is overrun by monstrous versions of the Dark Knight, all ruled by the Batman Who Laughs. In this collection of short tales, learn the terrifying secrets of these new Bats out of hell and other creatures of the night like Robin King, whose origin is just the worst! Plus, read about the secret buried beneath Castle Bat, the sentient Batmobile, and...how did Batman turn into a dinosaur?
DETECTIVE COMICS #1025 JOKER WAR DC COMICS (W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy (CA) Andrew Hennessy, Brad Walker "The Joker War" explodes with an assault on Wayne Enterprises! The Joker has taken control of Waynetech R&D-and with it, all the weapons hidden in its sublevels-plus Lucius Fox as a hostage! The Joker and his clown-masked henchmen are now using Wayne Enterprises as an armory, using sophisticated 3-D printers to produce weapons to rule Gotham City...but Batman and Batwoman might have something to say about that. It's all-out action in this nonstop issue!
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #15 DC COMICS (W) Bryan Hill (A) Gleb Melnikov (CA) Tyler Kirkham The Outsiders have uncovered a massive piece of information about Ra's al Ghul's new weapon-and Black Lightning is prepared to exploit this weakness! He'll go to any length to stop Ra's's weapon...but is that exactly what the Demon wants? And will Batman be able to stop Black Lightning from draining his powers?
BATMANS GRAVE #9 (OF 12) DC COMICS (W) Warren Ellis (A) Bryan Hitch, Kevin Nowland The Batman knows his enemy. He knows what his enemy wants. What he doesn't know is why. Can the Dark Knight get inside the deranged mind of a man waging war on Gotham City's justice system?
GREEN LANTERN SEASON 2 #6 (OF 12) DC COMICS (W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Liam Sharp The Anti-Matter Lantern Corps has invaded our universe! And as we saw in The Green Lantern Season One, just one Anti-Matter Lantern tore through several Green Lanterns-so magine what a horde of them will do! It's an all-out "Assault on Sector General"-but how will the Corps survive?
JUSTICE LEAGUE #50 DC COMICS (W) Robert Venditti (A) Xermanico (CA) Gary Frank Special extra-size anniversary issue! It's the final chapter of "The Rule of War"-and all the rules are broken! On the alien planet Trotha, Empress Siddinx's plan is revealed, and it's nothing short of world domination-with the Justice League entangled in her puppet strings. But how can the team save a population that now hates and fears them?
JUSTICE LEAGUE #51 DC COMICS (W) Robert Venditti (A) Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira (CA) Gary Frank At the mercy of the Black Mercy! As they return from their adventure on the planet Trotha, the Justice League crashes on the homeworld of the Black Mercy! There, they fall prey to the most powerful psychological threat they've ever faced! Written by Jeff Loveness (Cartoon Network's Rick and Morty), this two-part descent into the dark corners of the superhero psyche will unearth fresh horror.
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #23 DC COMICS (W) Dan Abnett (A) Cliff Richards (CA) Jose Ladrönn Green Lantern Jessica Cruz returns from the past, where Epoch, the master of time, stranded her for trying to stop his manipulation of the time stream. But Jessica's return means disaster and the revelation of a dark secret that will destroy one of her teammates.
WONDER WOMAN DEAD EARTH #4 (OF 4) (MR) DC COMICS (W/A/CA) Daniel Warren Johnson As the biggest and deadliest Haedra converge on the final fortress of humankind, Wonder Woman prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice to save humanity from the fury of Themyscira. Don't miss the conclusion to this critically acclaimed DC Black Label series!
TMNT ANNUAL 2020 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Tom Waltz (A/CA) Adam Gorham The war is over. The Dragon is destroyed. The city is saved. But at what cost? Splinter is gone, the Turtles are in disarray, and the Shredder has returned. But all is not as it seems as the Turtles' most-feared enemy struggles with this new opportunity to regain his honor. Meanwhile, a nearly decimated Foot Clan belongs to Karai, but can she truly rise to the task in the shadow of its greatest warrior? And how does a newly-changed Leatherhead fit into a post-mutation NYC?
TMNT ONGOING #106 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Sophie Campbell (A/CA) Nelson Daniel The mutagen bomb's fallout continues to affect NYC in increasingly disturbing ways. As the government struggles to come to grips with a growing humanitarian crisis, mutants start to go missing. The TMNT trace the clues to the waterfront and find something terrifying that is now living in the depths!
TMNT URBAN LEGENDS #24 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Gary Carlson (A/CA) Frank Fosco The end is nigh... twenty-one years in the making, the final three issues of Gary Carlson and Frank Fosco's legendary TMNT run are here!
Who is the Lady Shredder? The Turtles believe they've found the answer in Karai, but it soon becomes apparent that not all is as it seems. With Master Splinter on his deathbed and Warlord Komodo knocking at their door, what are they supposed to do now?!
TRANSFORMERS #21 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Brian Ruckley (A) Billie Montfort, Blacky Shepherd (CA) Casey W. Coller "Rise of the Decepticons" continues! There are certain members of the Rise that if captured by Security Operations, would be bad news for both sides. When a convoy of them are being moved from one secret base to another, the only thing that could set them off track is a massive groundquake... which means the geologic survey team looking into Cybertron's recent seismic events is about to be outgunned and outmatched.
TRANSFORMERS 84 SECRETS & LIES #1 (OF 4) IDW PUBLISHING (W) Simon Furman (A/CA) Guido Guidi Simon Furman returns! The beloved writer, accompanied by the equally accomplished Guido Guidi and John-Paul Bove, returns to tell a new tale in the original Transformers comic universe, hot off the heels of the successful Transformers '84 #0 one-shot! As the Cybertronian Civil War rages, Decepticon scientist Shockwave has encountered a new obstacle to the Decepticon's victory and subjugation of the planet: an obstacle called... Megatron!
TRANSFORMERS GALAXIES #7 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Sam Maggs (A) Umi Miyao, Bethany McGuire-Smith (CA) Umi Miyao Sam Maggs (Marvel Action: Captain Marvel, Marvel: Fearless and Fantastic!, DC: Brave and Bold!) and Umi Miyao (Transformers) weave a tale of deception and perception in "Gauging the Truth," Part 1! Cycles ago, a Reversionist ship left Cybertron in the wake of a great calamity. Gauge, the youngest Cybertronian in the universe, knows she was forged on the planet, but only remembers her life on the ship. Her life's about to be shaken as her whole concept of the truth is thrown into question by the mysterious figures in the brig.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #44 MARVEL COMICS (W) Nick Spencer (A) Kim Jacinto (CA) Carlos E. Gomez • Kindred has big plans with the Sin-Eater, and none of it looks good for Spider-Man. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is going to explode this summer, and this is where we light the fuse. Rated T
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #45 MARVEL COMICS (W) Nick Spencer "SINS RISING" PART 1! • SIN-EATER is back and New York City is in TROUBLE. • Who will the shotgun-toting villain target, and can Spider-Man stand a chance against him? Rated T
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN SINS RISING PRELUDE #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Nick Spencer (A) Guillermo Sanna (CA) Ryan Ottley • Who is the Sin-Eater, and why is it so terrifying that he's back? • Nick Spencer pulls back the curtain on one of the most dangerous Spidey villains in history. • We will not only reveal more of Sin-Eater's secret history but put him on a collision course with Spider-Man that will have you quaking in your seat. Rated T
AVENGERS #34 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jason Aaron (A) Javi Garron (CA) Matteo Scalera THE AGE OF KHONSHU! An empowered, godlike Moon Knight has just saved the world from fiery ruin. Now an army of mummies and moon priests begins to reshape the world in the image of ancient Egypt. But where does that leave the Avengers? Broken, imprisoned, or on the run in the moonlit streets of New Thebes City. Rated T+
DR STRANGE #5 MARVEL COMICS (W) Mark Waid (A) Kev Walker (CA) Phil Noto THE SORCERER SUPREME ROBBED! • Someone is stealing magical artifacts from Dr. Strange! • With the help of Dr. Druid, Strange must go undercover to discover a magical black-market arms dealing ring... • ...but is Strange walking into battle with an ally or another enemy at his back? Rated T+
EMPYRE #1 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Al Ewing, Dan Slott (A) Valerio Schiti (CA) Jim Cheung • The Kree and the Skrulls have united under a new emperor - and their war fleet is on a collision course for our world. • On the moon, the Avengers are ready to strike with the full power of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Approaching from outer space, the Fantastic Four are seeking a diplomatic solution. • If the two teams can't work together to save the day, things can only get worse... Rated T+
EMPYRE #2 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Al Ewing, Dan Slott (A) Valerio Schiti (CA) Jim Cheung • Three Avengers are trapped on the moon as war breaks out on Earth - and an ancient enemy reveals a scheme decades in the making! • Meanwhile, the Fantastic Four fight against a creeping horror that might destroy them all - starting with the Thing! • Captain Marvel is their last, best hope... But if Carol Danvers survives, what will she become? Rated T+
EMPYRE #3 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Al Ewing, Dan Slott (A) Valerio Schiti (CA) Jim Cheung • The tag-team action comes home! • Wakanda is the battleground - as the Avengers and the FF unite to prevent a Vibranium-powered threat to all life as we know it! • A long-lost Avenger returns to active duty - but will that be enough to turn the tide? • And in space, interstellar intrigue threatens the fragile Kree/Skrull alliance...and the repercussions might just doom planet Earth! Rated T+
EMPYRE FANTASTIC FOUR #0 MARVEL COMICS (W) Dan Slott (A) R. B. Silva (CA) Jim Cheung "The Last of the Kree/Skrull Warriors" - a pivotal issue, not just for EMPYRE, but for the future of the FF! In the most unlikely of places, the Fantastic Four witness the final conflict of the Kree/Skrull War... and the fate of these final warriors will mark a stunning change in the lives of Marvel's First Family for years to come. All this, and the introduction of a long hidden Elder of the Universe... the Profiteer! Witness the first appearance of this new, major player in the cosmos! Rated T+
EMPYRE X-MEN #1 (OF 4) MARVEL COMICS (W) Jonathan Hickman, Tini Howard (A) Matteo Buffagni (CA) Mike McKone Plant people from outer space have come to Earth and, wouldn't you know it, they just happen to be here when millions of mutants rise as undead creatures hungry for human flesh. The X-Men return to Genosha in a tale so crazy, it's taking the entire writing crew of the X-Men line to tackle it!
EMPYRE AVENGERS #1 (OF 3) MARVEL COMICS (W) Jim Zub (A) Carlos Magno (CA) Steve McNiven With the threat from the stars now reaching Earth, Captain America sends out the call for heroes to meet its advance across the globe! But in the far-off Antarctic Savage Land, Ka-Zar and the Agents of Wakanda have located an enemy offensive that could change the course of the conflict! Which Avengers will answer the call to this remote area and will they be able to cope with the strangeness they find there? Rated T
EMPYRE CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 (OF 3) MARVEL COMICS (W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Ariel Olivetti (CA) Mike Henderson The invasion has made landfall! Captain America stands on the front lines - but when the threat goes global even he won't be enough to stem the tides! Will Captain America be able to find allies willing to fight alongside him - or will he fall in the face of this intergalactic incursion? Rated T+
EMPYRE SAVAGE AVENGERS #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Greg Smallwood In South America, Conan finds himself enslaved - which is typically bad news for those attempting to do the enslaving! But these enslavers come from beyond the stars, and they've got a singular and grisly end in store for the Cimmerian - one that only Venom can help him avoid! Rated T+
FANTASTIC FOUR #21 EMP MARVEL COMICS (W) Dan Slott (A) Paco Medina (CA) Nick Bradshaw EMPYRE TIE-IN! With the Fantastic Four neck-deep in the menace in space, who can Powerhouse and Brainstorm call upon to deal with the crisis down on Earth? Only Spider-Man and Wolverine, of course! Rated T
GHOST RIDER #7 MARVEL COMICS (W) Ed Brisson (A/CA) Aaron Kuder VENGEANCE VERSUS CORRUPTION! Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch already went to war against each other as Spirits of Vengeance, but now that Danny is possessed by the Spirit of Corruption, the real fireworks are ready to begin! Rated T+
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #4 MARVEL COMICS (W) Al Ewing (A) Juan Cabal (CA) Ivan Shavrin • The true Guardians have formed at long last - and their first mission is to defend a vital energy pipeline from a gang of unscrupulous ecoterrorists... • ...including a rogue Nova, Moondragon's otherdimensional doppelganger, and a raccoon in a suit. And if you think you know where that's going... remember one thing. • This is the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. It can always get worse. Rated T+
IMMORTAL HULK #35 MARVEL COMICS (W) Al Ewing (A) Mike Hawthorne (CA) Alex Ross • The war with the Minotaur is over - and a grateful humanity knows who saved them all. • Can Shadow Base come out of the shadows? Can the world believe in Bruce Banner? • Can there be a happy ending... for the IMMORTAL HULK? Rated T+
LORDS OF EMPYRE EMPEROR HULKLING #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Chip Zdarsky, Anthony Oliveira (A) Manuel Garcia (CA) Patrick Gleason DESTINY FULFILLED! The child of the Kree hero Mar-Vell and Skrull Princess Anelle, Dorrek VIII - known on Earth as "Teddy" - has spent years evading the clutches of both bloodthirsty empires. But now fate has caught up to him. The Kree and Skrull worlds are aligned - and only a man born of both can lead them. But what has led Hulkling to abandon Earth and the Avengers he's fought beside? And what will become of his fiancé, the hero Wiccan? Star writers Chip Zdarsky and Anthony Oliveira team up with artist Manual Garcia for a can't-miss one-shot! Rated T+
MARVELS X #4 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Alex Ross, Jim Krueger (A) Well-Bee (CA) Alex Ross The last boy on Earth has been abducted by the creature that killed countless heroes and villains alike. And while David fights for his life to escape and avenge Captain America himself, Spider-Man has become the hunter, seeking to find the boy who is a cure for humanity lost. Alex Ross, Jim Krueger and Well-Bee continue the mightiest prequel to the EARTH X trilogy imaginable. Rated T
SPIDER-HAM #5 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Zeb Wells (A/CA) Will Robson • THIS IS IT! AT LAST, IN THE MIGHTY MARVEL MANNER, the spring finale you've all been waiting for arrives! • Will Seth and Summer call it quits? WILL THE MOTHER OF DRAGONS BREAK THE WHEEL?! WHAT IS THE ISLAND?! • Wait - those are the wrong stories. • ... • WILL SPIDER-HAM'S REALITY EVER BE THE SAME?! Rated T
WOLVERINE #3 DX MARVEL COMICS (W) Ben Percy (A/CA) Adam Kubert WOLVERINE DIGS IN! The Flower Cartel and the Pale Girl seem to be one step ahead of Wolverine, but he has a plan. It's a risky gamble that will take him into the heart of a larger criminal conspiracy even as it puts many mutant lives at risk. Parental Advisory
X-FORCE #10 MARVEL COMICS (W) Ben Percy (A) Joshua Cassara (CA) Dustin Weaver THE DEADLY GARDEN! As one of the team members struggles with their secrets unraveling, the rest of X-Force has to fight to stay alive long enough to salvage their mission. Parental Advisory
X-MEN FANTASTIC FOUR #4 (OF 4) MARVEL COMICS (W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Terry Dodson The exciting finale! On an island of doom, the X-Men and Fantastic Four fight to save the future! Lines will be drawn in the sand and enemies will be made, upending the Marvel Universe! Rated T+
2020 IWOLVERINE #1 (OF 2) MARVEL COMICS (W) Larry Hama (A) Roland Boschi (CA) Juan Jose Ryp • In the wake of Arno Stark's crusade against A.I.s, no robot is safe. • Fearing of Elsie Dee's safety in these tumultuous times, Albert, the robot Wolverine, goes to Madripoor to find her... • ...but what he finds is a fight against Madripoor's criminal underbelly instead! Rated T+