February is the month of love and the cold winter has set in. These hot storylines will help thaw you out and entertain you! Comic book fans will love these great titles and storylines! Let's start with:
KICK-ASS VS HIT-GIRL #4 (OF 5) IMAGE COMICS (W) Steve Niles (A) Marcelo Frusin (CA) John Romita Assassins sent to slaughter Kick-Ass get more than they bargained for when they come face to face with a bloodthirsty twelve-year-old vigilante. With a death squad AND Hit-Girl on her back, Patience has nowhere to turn. At home, her secret life is beginning to unravel.
SPAWN #315 IMAGE COMICS (W) Todd McFarlane (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Todd McFarlane "CHAIN GANG," Part Two-A NEW TEAM... THE CHAIN GANG! BUT WILL THEY LAST? She-Spawn! Gunslinger Spawn! Medieval Spawn! The Reaper!
TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS #1 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Josh Burcham Celebrating 25 years of Beast Wars! In the future, the planet Cybertron belongs to the scientific-minded Maximals and the action-oriented Predacons! When a crew of Predacons, led by the successor to the Megatron name, steal a golden disk and a ship capable of traveling through time, it's up to Optimus Primal and his Maximal crew - Rattrap, Rhinox, Cheetor, and new character Nyx - to catch them! A brand-new Beast era begins in an oversized first issue by Erik Burnham (Ghostbusters, Transformers/Ghostbusters) and Josh Burcham (Transformers, Transformers Galaxies), yesssss!
STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION THE GIFT IDW PUBLISHING (W) John De Lancie (A) Gordon Purcell (CA) J. K. Woodward An all-new reprint of the classic TNG story! Q gives Jean-Luc Picard the chance to go back in time to fix one of his biggest mistakes, but the consequences of his actions will create a ripple effect that will threaten the entire Federation! Written by Q himself - actor John de Lancie - with art by Gordon Purcell and a newly painted cover by J.K. Woodward.
STAR TREK VOYAGER SEVENS RECKONING #4 (OF 4) IDW PUBLISHING (W) Dave Baker (A/CA) Angel Hernandez The battle may be over, but the worst is yet to come. Torn between her growing attachment to an alien race and her new commitment to the Prime Directive, Seven of Nine must choose between altering the course of an entire society and her place aboard Voyager in the conclusion to this story set during Voyager's amazing fourth season from writer Dave Baker (Action Hospital, F*ck Off Squad, Star Trek: Waypoint) and artist Angel Hernandez (Star Trek: Picard Countdown, Star Trek/Green Lantern).
STAR TREK YEAR FIVE #20 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Brandon Easton (A) Silvia Califano (CA) Stephen Thompson As the crew of the Enterprise moves toward an uncertain future, one of their own will be pulled into a violent past! While investigating a mysterious structure on Vulcan, Spock vanishes. As the crew tries to find him, Spock must fight to survive as he navigates the painful past of his home planet. The final voyages of the original crew continue in this time-hoping adventure from writer Brandon Easton (Transformers: War for Cybertron, Thundercats) and artist Silvia Califano (Star Trek: Year Five, X-Files: Case Files)
TMNT ONGOING #114 IDW PUBLISHING (W/A/CA) Sophie Campbell Jennika comes face to face with the person who almost killed her-Karai! Will the other Turtles be able to stop her from exacting revenge before Bebop and Rocksteady find her first?
TMNT JENNIKA II #4 (OF 6) IDW PUBLISHING (W) Ronda Pattison (A/CA) Jodie Nishijima Jennika is caught between two parents fighting to determine whether a child belongs in with them in the Mutant Zone. When one of the parents is revealed to have ties to the criminal underworld, and Jennika's own dark past, the newest Ninja Turtle must decide how much she has left to atone for. Can a life of violence ever be escaped?
TMNT THE LAST RONIN #3 (OF 5) IDW PUBLISHING (W/A/CA) Kevin Eastman & Various Unexpected allies from the past reveal a possible path to salvation! As the Foot Clan sweeps NYC for the rogue Ronin, a final desperate plan in the name of vengeance is made! Spanning decades, this issue's action and intrigue will set up the astounding final issues!
STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC ADVENTURES #1 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Daniel Jose Older (A/CA) Harvey Tolibao IDW joins The High Republic with all-ages adventures tying into the larger High Republic story!
Flaming destruction is coming to Trymant IV! A remnant of the Hyperspace Disaster appears in the sky, and Zeen and her best friend Krix have only minutes to get to the Elders of the Path and find safety! Meanwhile, Master Yoda, Master Baro, and a group of Padawans are racing towards the disaster for a daring rescue mission.
TRANSFORMERS #28 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Brian Ruckley (A) Anna Malkova (CA) Casey W. Coller "War World: Hunt". As the Decepticons take over important facilities in Iacon, it opens up an opportunity for a jailbreak! But, will Bumblebee, Swindle, and Trickdiamond be able to escape--and is it really better for them if they do? Meanwhile, Starscream and Megatron scheme and Cyclonus returns with a grudge.
TRANSFORMERS ESCAPE #3 (OF 5) IDW PUBLISHING (W) Brian Ruckley (A/CA) Bethany McGuire-Smith As preparations for the escape ships continue, Wheeljack and Hound work to move what remains of the A'ovan population and habitat to a safe location for evacuation. Unfortunately, the Insecticons are insatiable and a caravan full of Cybertronian and organic life is too good a meal to pass up.
TRANSFORMERS 84 LEGENDS & RUMORS 100-PAGE GIANT IDW PUBLISHING (W) Bill Mantlo & Various (A) Kim DeMulder & Various (CA) Guido Guidi Some events in history are so incredible, that they've gone down in legend-epic tales of epic heroes and villains. Others remain shrouded in mystery, only surfacing as snippets of the real story. Transformers '84: Legends & Rumors is the perfect companion book to the Secrets & Lies mini-series. Representing the classic stories that inspired the series: "The Transformers" (Transformers #1), "Man of Iron" (Transformers UK #9-12), and the Transformers '84 #0 one-shot!
FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN HOUSE OF EL #1 (ONE SHOT) (W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Scott Godlewski (CA) Yanick Paquette Centuries into the future, the bloodline of Kal-El, the hero we know as Clark Kent, continues. Meet a new generation of Kryptonian heroes as they stand against one of the greatest threats they’ve ever faced: a diabolical foe called the Red King. Get ready for the unexpected debuts of the twins known as Rowan and Ronan Kent, descendants of Jonathan Kent. Rowan is the new Superman of Earth, while his sister is a Blue Lantern. Also on board are Theand’r Ban-El, whose mother was Tamaranean, and other heroes—all led by the original Man of Steel himself! Plus, don’t miss an appearance by the Black Racer! See how the future of the Superman Family comes together in this wild, extra-size special!
FUTURE STATE AQUAMAN #2 (OF 2) (W) Brandon Thomas (A/CA) Daniel Sampere Andy Curry, daughter of Arthur and Mera, has had a pretty terrible month. Jackson Hyde, a.k.a. Aquaman, won’t stop calling her Aqualass when she’s told him a thousand times it’s Aquawoman. She’s manifested a new power that scares the absolute hell out of her. Oh, and she and Jackson just got ripped apart in the midst of a cosmic space ocean and she can’t find him anywhere! For the first time in her 14 years, Andy’s all alone—and it’s gonna take her wits, her will, and every single lesson Jackson ever taught her to survive.
FUTURE STATE THE NEXT BATMAN #3 (OF 4) (W) Various (A) Various (CA) Ladronn The adventures of the next Batman continue! Batman has captured a pair of murderous fugitives, but he faces a tough decision: leave them for the Magistrate troops, which means certain death, or risk his life and fight his way through Gotham City to deliver them to the GCPD for trial. He’s Batman...so there’s only one choice! And in “Outsiders,” Katana has reunited with Black Lightning, but her old friend and ally has changed...big-time! Now composed of literal black lightning, Jefferson Pierce arrives with a dire warning about Duke Thomas and his mission to liberate Gotham from the oppression of the Magistrate. They’ll have to work together—and we really mean together—to have any hope of defeating the forces working against them! Plus, in “Arkham Knights,” Astrid Arkham and her band of maniacal misfits have picked a fight with the Magistrate...and they’re not going to back down! On the eve of their mission into the heart of Gotham’s fascist occupiers, Croc, Zsasz, Phosphorus, Clayface, Harvey, and the rest steel themselves to try and shine a beacon of hope into the darkness—but not everyone will make it out alive!
FUTURE STATE THE NEXT BATMAN #4 (OF 4) (W) Various (A) Various (CA) Ladronn The next Batman goes head-to-head with the Magistrate’s shock troops to protect the...guilty?! It’s a savage running battle across Gotham City, and it will have the next Dark Knight fighting overwhelming odds to prove that justice still lives in the heart of a broken city. In the finale of “Batgirls,” after discovering the person locked in the high-security cell is the one who’s been sending out “Batman Lives” signals to the Resistance, Stephanie Brown and Cassandra Cain must work together to make sure they take that person when they escape their prison! Plus, in the conclusion of “Gotham City Sirens,” Catwoman and the new android Siren hide out in Poison Ivy’s newly built paradise, where they discuss their past relationships, including what Catwoman has—or had—with Batman. But when Peacekeeper forces arrive, the new Siren will have to make a sacrifice to save her friends.
FUTURE STATE BATMAN SUPERMAN #2 (OF 2) (W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Various (CA) David Marquez Superman has fallen deep into the Magistrate’s Kryptonite caverns, and now he’s at the mercy of a gruesomely transformed Professor Pyg! So what do animalistic body modification and caves of Kryptonite have to do with the Magistrate’s growing fascist state in Gotham City? That’s what Batman needs to find out as the race against time to save the Man of Steel nears its end! All we know for sure is that during this battle, something happened that drove a wedge between Bruce and Clark...Discover the answers in the conclusion that will rock the World’s Finest to their core!
FUTURE STATE CATWOMAN #2 (OF 2) (W) Ram V (A) Otto Schmidt (CA) Liam Sharp Catwoman has clawed her way through half of the Magistrate’s bullet train, but her fight has only just begun! Now, with Onomatopoeia in tow, Selina makes her way toward the car carrying a ghost of her past, and Gotham’s as well. It’s Bruce Wayne…but is it really him? And with Talia al Ghul on board as well, will this be a long-awaited reunion between the Bat and the Cat, or will Selina’s mission to rescue the Magistrate’s prisoners go off the rails?
FUTURE STATE DARK DETECTIVE #3 (OF 4) W) Various (A) Various (CA) Dan Mora In this issue, Bruce Wayne meets the next Batman! As the dark detective makes his move to put an end to the villainous Magistrate once and for all, the man who once wore the cowl encounters the next Batman—and these two have some questions for each other! Fists will fly as this explosive meeting erupts in the skies over Gotham...but with the clock ticking, can Bruce finish what he started and unlock the secrets of the fascist surveillance that plagues his city? And in “Grifters” part two, the lucky streak that Cole Cash and Luke Fox have enjoyed just hit a brick wall in the form of the Huntress! The over-the-top adventure in the gutters of Gotham City concludes in the most bone-crushing fashion possible!
FUTURE STATE DARK DETECTIVE #4 (OF 4) (W) Various (A) Various (CA) Dan Mora Bruce Wayne may be a dead man in the eyes of the villainous Magistrate, but this dark detective isn’t through yet! In this pulse-pounding finale, Bruce makes his final move and comes face to face with the man at the top of Gotham’s oppressive regime, Peacekeeper One! With bombs planted and the trap waiting to be sprung, this final battle will decide the fate of Gotham City once and for all... And after the events of the last “Red Hood” chapter, Jason Todd is a wanted man. He got too close to the mystery of the new Red Hood Gang, and that forced the Magistrate to take extreme measures—because no one can know the truth. Hurt and alone, Jason must turn to some unlikely allies if he’s going to survive!
FUTURE STATE THE FLASH #2 (OF 2) (W) Brandon Vietti (A/CA) Brandon Peterson All hope is lost as Barry Allen races to save his former partner, Wally West. Armed with the weapons of the Rogues who once tried to destroy the Flash, Barry plots an attack that’ll either free the former Kid Flash from the evil that’s possessed him—or end his threat forever!
FUTURE STATE GREEN LANTERN #2 (OF 2) (W) Various (A) Various (CA) Clayton Henry Outnumbered but never outwitted or outfought, John Stewart leads the last of the Green Lanterns against insurmountable odds. Facing a bloodthirsty Khund cult dedicated to the “God in Red,” the onetime Green Lantern shows that even without a ring or the Corps to back him up, he’s still a force to be reckoned with! Plus, from the pages of Young Justice, Teen Lantern teams up with Mogo, and Hal Jordan reconnects with Oliver Queen after the power battery goes down!
FUTURE STATE HARLEY QUINN #2 (OF 2) (W) Stephanie Phillips (A) Simone Di Meo, Toni Infante (CA) Derrick Chew Harley Quinn has gained Jonathan Crane’s trust, everything is going according to plan, and she is getting close to making her escape. But Black Mask and his gang are continuing to undermine the Magistrate and push Crane closer to the edge, where he will become the Scarecrow once more. Will Harley be able to defeat the Scarecrow and stop the Black Mask Gang? If she’s going to secure her freedom and save Gotham’s future, she’ll have to!
FUTURE STATE IMMORTAL WONDER WOMAN #2 (OF 2) (W) Various (A) Various (CA) Jen Bartel The Undoing is here. Superman couldn’t stop it. Darkseid couldn’t stop it. Only Diana Prince is left to hold back the being that could spell the complete disintegration of the cosmos. But will even she be powerful enough for the task? Meanwhile, in another future, Nubia’s attempts to stop the theft of ancient artifacts have led her to an even bigger conspiracy, and an even bigger foe. Circe is up to her old tricks, even after all these years—and she has an offer that Nubia will find hard to refuse.
FUTURE STATE JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 (OF 2) (W) Various (A) Various (CA) Dan Mora Exiled to a distant planet, the Justice League suspects an impostor in their midst, but not even the next Batman or Green Lantern can find the clues they’re looking for. Meanwhile on Earth, the terrifying return of a classic Justice League villain may spell doom for the planet! Doppelgängers abound, paranoia runs rampant, and only the Justice League can save humanity—if they can ever find their way home. Plus, all the world’s terrible truths are revealed as the Justice League Dark make their last stand. Hunted, beaten, and harvested for their magic, Zatanna, John Constantine, Detective Chimp, Ragman, Madame Xanadu, and Etrigan all unleash a desperate plan that could destroy them—but is it worth the cost to finish Mad Merlin and his mysterious Knights? Only Doctor Fate knows, and the truth may spell hope or doom!
FUTURE STATE KARA ZOR-EL SUPERWOMAN #2 (OF 2) (W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Marguerite Sauvage (CA) Paulina Ganucheau The moon colony built around Superwoman’s Fortress of Solitude is under siege! Shape-shifting aliens have come to this place of peace in search of Lynari, a refugee from their homeworld. It’s a bad move on the part of these intergalactic bad guys: if Kara Zor-El offers you sanctuary, there’s no way she’s going to let anyone get their monstrous hands on you. Let’s just hope this gamble is worth it, because Lynari’s secret—the one that got her in trouble in the first place—could mean bad news for everybody!
FUTURE STATE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #2 (OF 2) (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Riley Rossmo The unthinkable has happened: one of the Legionnaires has betrayed the entire galaxy! The United Planets is in ruins, the team has been scattered across the cosmos, and madness reigns on multiple worlds! Now the surviving Legionnaires are just discovering the real truth behind what has happened to their dream of a new age of heroes. Don’t miss this shocking twist 1,000 years in the making from the team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and visionary artist Riley Rossmo
FUTURE STATE NIGHTWING #2 (OF 2) (W) Andrew Constant (A) Nicola Scott (CA) Yasmine Putri It’s an all-new dynamic for the Dynamic Duo when Nightwing and Gotham’s mysterious new Batman join forces against the Magistrate. But when the totalitarian force controlling the city declares the two heroes their primary targets, Nightwing will need to call on the full force of his hidden resistance, including two Batgirls, Huntress, and Two-Face! But even then, will it be enough? Find out in this action-packed conclusion!
FUTURE STATE ROBIN ETERNAL #2 (OF 2) (W) Meghan Fitzmartin (A) Eddy Barrows (CA) Emanuela Lupacchino, Irvin Rodriguez Tim Drake is dead at the hands of the Magistrate. Uh, so why is he getting back up again? With the dangerous and supercharged “Lazarus Resin” coursing through the veins of the hero once known as Robin, can Tim recover enough of his fragile psyche to finish the mission and blow the sky convoy? And can Spoiler and Darcy escape the clutches of Peacekeeper 03 in time to save their friend in the process? It all comes to a head in this cataclysmic finale!
FUTURE STATE SHAZAM #2 (OF 2) (W) Tim Sheridan (A) Eduardo Pansica (CA) Bernard Chang Shazam’s soul is laid bare as he’s confronted by one of the most powerful beings in the DC Universe! Revealing shocking secrets and the final fate of Billy Batson, the boy who was Earth’s Mightiest Mortal, this issue introduces a deadly new threat born from the ashes of the Teen Titans Academy: Raven!
FUTURE STATE SUICIDE SQUAD #2 (OF 2) (W) Various (A) Various (CA) Javi Fernandez Peacemaker attacks! Assigned to bring Amanda Waller back to Earth-1 at all costs, the Suicide Squad battles Waller’s private Justice League on Earth-3. As lives are lost and blood is spilled, the fate of the Multiverse will be decided by Superman! Also in this issue, the 853rd Century is burning, and only Black Adam can save reality from the onslaught of murderous rage from a new threat spawned from a former hero.
FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN OF METROPOLIS #2 (OF 2) (W) Various (A) Various (CA) John Timms Braincells, the advanced offshoot of the diabolical Brainiac, continues to lure Jonathan Kent down the wrong path—but things go from bad to this can’t get any worse when it appears it has also taken some manner of control over Supergirl! If the Kryptonians clash, nothing will be able to protect the bottled city of Metropolis! Meanwhile, inside the bottle itself, the Guardian is doing everything he can to stop the city from destroying itself from within, while Mister Miracle has discovered the trail of a strange signal that he doesn’t realize will take him to Warworld.
FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN VS IMPERIOUS LEX #2 (OF 3) (W) Mark Russell (A) Steve Pugh (CA) Yanick Paquette It’s really happening: Lexor has joined the United Planets! While surveying, Lois Lane and Superman discover that the planet is rich in minerals, causing Lex Luthor to try and exit the federation to make a pretty penny! Realizing he can’t leave without agreement from Earth, he imprisons Lois Lane, then whips up the propaganda machine against Superman. Now the power couple must work together to break free and stop Luthor’s plans! But how can they fight a whole planet that’s designed to hate them?
FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN VS IMPERIOUS LEX #3 (OF 3) (W) Mark Russell (A) Steve Pugh (CA) Yanick Paquette Could the last days of Lexor be here already? Thanks to Lex Luthor’s greed, his adopted home is on the brink of financial and planetary ruin after leaving the United Planets. Now it’s up to Superman to act as a champion of these people and show them there’s a way through all of this. Will Lex stand down? Or is this the final showdown? The future of Lexor depends on it!
FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN WORLDS OF WAR #2 (OF 2) (W) Various (A) Various (CA) Mikel Janin Meet the rising champion of the gladiatorial pits of Warworld: Superman! The Man of Steel is still down in the pits duking it out with Mongul’s hordes and working his way up to the big boss himself. But since it’s Superman, there has to be more to this than a simple determination to win the title belt, right? Yes, because he’s also got Midnighter out there on a mission to chase down a dangerous new power source...but the man standing in his way is all too familiar. Plus, the Black Racer smashes her way to freedom, and Mister Miracle, now trapped on Warworld himself, has to find his way back to the bottle city of Metropolis—and his only mode of transportation is a busted Boom Tube!
FUTURE STATE SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #2 (OF 2) (W) Dan Watters (A) Leila Del Duca (CA) Lee Weeks Our heroes have challenged the gods themselves to a test of bravery for the fate of the Earth. But gods are notorious cheaters, and with Superman’s powers in flux, it falls to Wonder Woman to face down the sun itself! A utopian future awaits—but only if a Kryptonian peacemaker and an Amazon warrior can put aside their differences to become the World’s Finest Heroes!
FUTURE STATE SWAMP THING #2 (OF 2) (W) Ram V (A/CA) Mike Perkins Humanity strikes back! The shadow of Swamp Thing Supreme stretches across the globe as it has for centuries. The world is at peace, until a rebellious faction of humanity ignites their terrible plan, fueled by Woodrue Wilson’s appetite for power. But Swamp Thing, too, harbors a secret—one he must reveal in order to restore peace to the planet once again. But it will cost him everything he has.
FUTURE STATE TEEN TITANS #2 (OF 2) (W) Tim Sheridan (A/CA) Rafa Sandoval Red X returns to the Teen Titans! The mysterious former Teen Titans Academy student joins the surviving Titans in a final fight to stop the threat unleashed by one of the school’s students. Nightwing, Raven, Crush, Shazam, Starfire, Cybeast, and Red Arrow face their demons as one of these heroes must make the ultimate sacrifice to save their world!
FUTURE STATE WONDER WOMAN #2 (OF 2) (W/A/CA) Joelle Jones Emerging from the Amazon rain forest, the new Wonder Woman must battle her way through hell! Witness Yara Flor at the height of her power as she takes on the king of the underworld, Hades himself! Betrayed by a close ally, Yara’s back is against the wall as she is forced to battle legions of demons for survival and to liberate her Themysciran sister. You won’t want to miss the exciting conclusion of this of rising superstar hero’s first adventure!
GENERATIONS FORGED #1 (ONE SHOT) (W) Various (A) Various (CA) Liam Sharp Dispersed through time by the villain Dominus, our ragtag team of generational heroes—featuring 1939 Batman, Kamandi, Superboy, Steel, Starfire, Sinestro, Booster Gold, and Dr. Light—must find a way to restore the timeline…and what they ultimately discover is something far, far greater. You’ll have to read it to believe it as time dies…and generations rise!
BATMAN CATWOMAN #3 (OF 12) (W) Tom King (A/CA) Clay Mann It’s been The Joker all along, you see. Selina Kyle knows this. Early in her career as Catwoman, he was there to mess things up for her. Same with later, when she and Batman were finally getting together...for the third time, but still. That time stuck. No thanks to The Joker. Or to Phantasm, who now has her sights set on Catwoman because she thinks that will be her in to get after The Joker herself. And she has to do it before Batman gets to him first.
BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #3 (OF 6) (W) Various (A) Various (CA) Joshua Middleton The mythology of Batman continues to expand in this issue of Batman Black and White as we explore alternate takes and possible futures for the Caped Crusader from the minds of comics’ most innovative and creative thinkers! Academy Award-winning writer John Ridley and iconic Thor and Avengers artist Olivier Coipel reteam to dip into the world of Future State and expand the legend of the next Batman and introduce us to his new—well, she’s not exactly Robin! Bilquis Evely, Eisner Award-nominated artist of The Sandman Universe’s The Dreaming and Wonder Woman, writes and draws a tale that takes the myth of Batman to a medieval realm of knights and sorcery. In this vision of Batman, the Dark Knight is a real knight—and he must save a community from a dryad known as Ivy! Nick Dragotta, co-creator of East of West, makes his DC writing debut with a tale that looks at a post apocalyptic future where a giant Batman-like robot rampages through what’s left of Gotham City. Celebrated co-writer of Grayson and writer of Nightwing Tim Seeley returns to his horror roots with one of comics’ most legendary Batman and horror artists, Kelley Jones, to show us a Gotham cursed to be forever haunted by Batman! Bengal, international comics luminary and co-creator of Death or Glory, returns to DC to tell a story expressing Batman’s admiration for his father and how he once protected Gotham City.
BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT PRESENTS HARLEY QUINN #5 (OF 6) (W) Katana Collins, Sean Murphy (A) Matteo Scalera (CA) Sean Murphy The Producer’s scheme is in motion, and the GTO is on high alert as Gotham’s hope of a peaceful new horizon begins to collapse. Rattled and recovering from a close encounter with Starlet, Harley examines whether her complicated past with villainy is a burden or a boon to her new identity. She weighs two final options: break all ties and retire to a quiet life, or embrace the chaos, risk, and responsibility of protecting the people and the place that created her. The choice itself may be fantasy, as a targeted attack on Harley ends in tragedy and drives Bruce to a reckless decision that could extend his prison sentence indefinitely.
GREEN LANTERN SEASON TWO #11 (OF 12) (W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Liam Sharp Hal Jordan’s future as a Green Lantern is threatened when the Young Guardians’ plans to restructure the Corps move into high gear. What’s a guy to do but take a vacation? But when Jordan arrives on the swords-and-sorcery world of Athmoora for some R&R, he comes face to face with the biggest threat the universe has ever known—and a coalition of foes determined to bring his career and his story to its apocalyptic end! You cannot miss the game-changing two-part finale of Morrison and Sharp’s epic run...
RORSCHACH #5 (OF 12) (W) Tom King (A/CA) Jorge Fornes Rorschach tried to kill the leading contender to unseat President Redford, a governor by the name of Turley who has a lot to say. Turley believes the Redford people were behind the hit, but the detective investigating the case isn’t so sure. To prove Turley wrong, he has to figure out how Rorschach and Laura got so close to actually doing the job, and the answer to that might be deep in the Turley campaign itself, including the governor’s past with a masked man called the Comedian.
VENOM #33 KIB MARVEL COMICS (W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Iban Coello As the King in Black spreads his suffocating darkness across the Marvel Universe, Eddie Brock looks for a light, any light, that can pierce it - and comes up empty-handed...
KING IN BLACK CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Danny Lore (A) Mirko Colak (CA) Salvador Larroca BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER BY ERNANDA SOUZA Captain America is in a brutal battle to win the streets of Manhattan back from Knull's forces, aided by the Winter Soldier and the Falcon...but there's a darkness inside Steve that he's struggling to shake. Can his closest friends help him through, or will he succumb to the shadows? Danny Lore (IRONHEART 2020) and Mirko Colak (DEADPOOL, PUNISHER) join forces for a twisted and terrifying story at the heart of the war against Knull!
STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC #2 MARVEL COMICS (W) Cavan Scott (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Phil Noto ALL-NEW SERIES CONTINUES! WHO DESTROYED ONE OF THE JEDI'S DEADLIEST ENEMIES? • The NIHIL strike! A ship found adrift in space, the crew brutally slaughtered and cargo stolen. • What terror awaits the THE JEDI OF STARLIGHT BEACON as they explore the wreck? • Newly knighted KEEVE TRENNIS must overcome her insecurity in the face of new teammates, but can she trust her closest ally?
KING IN BLACK #4 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Ryan Stegman WHAT'S A GOD TO A KING?
KING IN BLACK MARAUDERS #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Gerry Duggan (A) Luke Ross (CA) Russell Dauterman THE QUEEN IN RED SAILS! Red Queen Kate Pryde and her crew of Marauders set sail against the forces of Knull! Captain Kate has pledged to fight for the needy, and a global disaster like this one gives plenty of folks in need.
KING IN BLACK BLACK PANTHER #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Geoffrey Thorne (A) German Peralta (CA) Leinil Francis Yu SYMBIOTES INVADE THE UNCONQUERABLE COUNTRY OF WAKANDA! T'Challa's most treasured allies are lost in a storm of Knull's making in this wild one-shot! Critically acclaimed writer, actor and producer Geoffrey Thorne explores a Wakanda gone dark - invaded by Knull's massive symbiote army. Wakanda needs its king. It needs the Black Panther. But once again, the hero must choose between his role as an Avenger, his role as a king... and the yearnings of his heart.
SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN KING IN BLACK #4 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Peter David (A/CA) Greg Land FORCES COLLIDE! • Spider-Man and his allies learn you can't just walk around Knowhere without running into trouble... • Enter: ULIK!
KING IN BLACK GWENOM VS CARNAGE #2 (OF 3) MARVEL COMICS (W) Seanan McGurie (A) Flaviano (CA) Ken Lashley GWEN STACY VS. MARY JANE WATSON! They've been at each other's throats over the band for years, but not like this. THIS battle of the bands really shreds...
KING IN BLACK NAMOR #4 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Kurt Busiek (A) Ben Dewey, Jonas Scharf (CA) Leinil Francis Yu The Black Tide's wave of devastation now threatens Atlantis itself. Namor, Dorma and Attuma may be the undersea world's only hope, but unless they can shake off their utter defeat from last issue, they don't even stand a chance. And worse, the one possible weapon they could wield against the Black Tide is in Murmansk, thousands of miles away. It's Atlantis's darkest hour...
KING IN BLACK PLANET OF SYMBIOTES #2 (OF 3) MARVEL COMICS (W) Marc Bernardin, Geoffrey Thorne (A) Kyle Hotz, Jan Bazaldua (CA) Tony Moore IN THIS CORNER: A DRAGON MADE OF PARASITIC SLIME, SENT FROM OUTER SPACE TO CONSUME ANY AND ALL LIFE ON EARTH WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE! IN THAT CORNER: A BOMBASTIC BEHEMOTH PACKING A HUNDRED THOUSAND TONS OF ALL-AMERICAN MUSCLE - YOU KNOW HIM, YOU LOVE HIM... AMERICAN KAIJU! YUUU! EESSS! AAAAAYY!
KING IN BLACK THUNDERBOLTS #2 (OF 3) MARVEL COMICS (W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Juan Ferreyra (CA) Kyle Hotz THE THUNDERBOLTS GET COMMITTED! • The secret to saving the world lies within the Ravencroft Institute, but can the Thunderbolts get it out? • Not if a mob of Knullified inmates have anything to say about it! • The Thunderbolts' plan to save the world is revealed, and it must be seen to be believed
BLACK CAT #3 KIB MARVEL COMICS (W) Jed MacKay (A) C.F. Villa (CA) Pepe Larraz • Stealing from a space god has made Felicia Hardy pull out a whole new bag of tricks... • And some of these tricks? Their effects may last far beyond the invasion of the King in Black
DAREDEVIL #27 KIB MARVEL COMICS (W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Marco Checchetto, Mike Hawthorne (CA) Marco Checchetto ENSNARED IN THE WEB! • As New York begins to crack under the weight of Knull's symbiotic assault, Matt Murdock has a crisis of faith in the most electrifying issue of Chip Zdarksy and Marco Checchetto's groundbreaking DAREDEVIL run yet. • BUT THIS TIME, they're joined by none other than MIKE HAWTHORNE, spearheading a brutal story that pits Daredevil against the god-king of the symbiotes himself - KNULL!
KING IN BLACK RETURN OF VALKYRIES #3 (OF 4) MARVEL COMICS (W) Jason Aaron, Torunn Gronbekk (A) Nina Vakueva (CA) Mattia De Iulis THE NEW VALKYRIE FINDS HER WEAPON - WILL IT BE ENOUGH? Plus, a spotlight on Dani Moonstar as the X-Man fights to save both human and mutantkind! Jane Foster is going to need all the friends and power she can muster, but Knull and his symbiote army are slaughtering at a rate that even a hundred Valkyries couldn't match...and now Knull has some of the world's greatest heroes on his side. Can four warriors hope to stem the tide?
SAVAGE AVENGERS #18 KIB MARVEL COMICS (W) Gerry Duggan (A) Kev Walker (CA) Valerio Giangiordano THROUGH HELLFIRE AND... DEADPOOL?! Conan, Deadpool and the Night Flyer escape Riker's in the endless night during the reign of the King in Black. What crazy heist will ruin Deadpool's 30th anniversary? Here's a hint: It involves the Hellfire Club!
MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #23 KIB MARVEL COMICS (W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Carmen Nunez Carnero (CA) Taurin Clarke • There are symbiote dragons in Brooklyn, but that's not the worst thing Miles has to face today... • Knull has taken one of his best friends and is using them to go after the Spider-Man he met back in ABSOLUTE CARNAGE! • Will Miles sacrifice his friend to save himself?
SWORD #3 KIB MARVEL COMICS (W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Valerio Schiti TAKE A TRIP WITH THE EVERYWHERE MAN! The Void-God has overtaken the Earth. Top-level mutants have been assimilated. Protocol V is in effect. But space is a big place... and a lot of things happen there at once. Walk a mile in the Manifold's shoes, as S.W.O.R.D.'s Quintician takes a multi-artist journey across the universe and back... and comes face to face with S.W.O.R.D.'s deadliest enemy.
FANTASTIC FOUR #29 KIB MARVEL COMICS (W) Dan Slott (A) Ze Carlos (CA) Mark Brooks "BONDING TIME." In the middle of the chaos that is KING IN BLACK... a symbiote bonds with a member of Marvel's First Family! Also in this issue, the Unseen is putting together a squadron for a secret mission in deep space.
AVENGERS MECH STRIKE #1 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Jed MacKay (A) Carlos Magno (CA) Kei Zama EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES! The Avengers are confronted with an unstoppable new menace, one that is seemingly impervious to their every strength! But the Avengers aren't so easily beaten, and when new threats arise, powerful new tools must be brought to bear! Join the Avengers as they battle a brand-new enemy...and begin a deadly game of chess with a shadowy mastermind!
MORBIUS BOND OF BLOOD #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Ralph Macchio (A) Tom Reilly (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli MORBIUS, THE LIVING VAMPIRE, FACES A GHOST FROM HIS PAST: HIS FIRST KILL! • Emil Nikos was Morbius' research partner...until the bloodlust made Emil the first victim to Morbius' vampiric urges! • Now, Emil's son is dying from a new rare blood disease and only Morbius can save him! • But at what cost?
THE UNION #3 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Paul Grist (A) Andrea Di Vito (CA) R. B. Silva KELPIE GOES ROGUE! • In the wake of the disastrous Knull invasion, Kelpie takes drastic action... • ...but when her choices land her in hot water, only Union Jack will be able to save her!
X-MEN LEGENDS #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Fabian Nicieza (A/CA) Brett Booth ALL-NEW TALES STARRING YOUR FAVORITE X-MEN, SPANNING CLASSIC ERAS! Break out the yellows and blues, fire up the Danger Room and snap on your pouches as legendary X-writers return to classic eras of the mutant super heroes in ALL-NEW, in-continuity stories set during their fan-favorite runs! Fabian Nicieza kicks off the series with a special saga of CYCLOPS and HAVOK, as the SHI'AR return to Earth in search of the FORSAKEN ONE! But what secret will the Summers brothers uncover, and how will its revelation change what you thought you knew about the X-Men? Get ready for a story decades in the making! And come back each month as we dive deeper to expand the X-MEN mythos! Welcome back, legends: Hope you survive the experience.
IMMORTAL HULK #44 MARVEL COMICS (W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross • In New York, the U-Foes are hunting a weakened Hulk - with the one thing that can kill him for good. • In New Mexico, the new Sasquatch faces something even weirder than he is. • Something very strange is happening to Jacqueline McGee. • And far above the world, HENRY PETER GYRICH watches...
MAESTRO WAR AND PAX #2 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Peter David (A) Javier Pina (CA) Dale Keown DEUS IN DEUS! The Maestro thought he was the biggest supernatural force left on the planet - but he's not the only would-be immortal around! The Pantheon sees all...including a Hulk too powerful to leave alive.
WOLVERINE BLACK WHITE BLOOD #4 (OF 4) MARVEL COMICS (W) Steven S. DeKnight & Various (A) Paulo Siqueira & Various (CA) Khary Randolph BRUTAL BATTLES WITH THE UNBREAKABLE MUTANT! The bloody, brutal mayhem continues! Steven S. DeKnight makes his debut in the Marvel Universe as he teams up with Paulo Siquiera to put the best there is through his paces on a bloody trip to the SAVAGE LAND! Kelly Thompson teams with Khary Randolph for a heartfelt - and heart-pounding - episode in Japan! And Ed Brisson takes LOGAN back to the Outback with Leonard Kirk, where he'll go up against the REAVERS!
X-FORCE #17 MARVEL COMICS (W) Ben Percy (A/CA) Joshua Cassara LOVE AND DEATH! Death gives QUENTIN QUIRE a new lease on life. Long live Quentin Quire!
WOLVERINE #10 MARVEL COMICS (W) Ben Percy (A/CA) Adam Kubert JUST LIKE THE BAD OLD DAYS! WOLVERINE gets into a jam with his old Team X compatriot MAVERICK... but the reunion won't last long if they can't break free of the LEGACY HOUSE!
X-MEN #18 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Mahmud Asrar (CA) Leinil Francis Yu INSIDE THE VAULT! It's been a long time since the team went into the vault. A long time.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #59 MARVEL COMICS (W) Nick Spencer (A) Marcelo Ferriera (CA) Mark Bagley • Mr. Negative is back and wants only one thing - Martin Li. But how is that possible? • Spider-Man is still reeling from the Kindred affair and Peter will not stand for anything else to be taken away from him.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #60 MARVEL COMICS (W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Mark Bagley • Peter and Mary Jane have been through so much... • Spider-Man has been a constant strain on them from day one... • With the events of the past few months, is there anything left?
IRON MAN #6 MARVEL COMICS (W) Christopher Cantwell (A) CAFU (CA) Alex Ross BOOKS OF KORVAC: BOOK TWO BEGINS! After receiving a near-fatal injury from Korvac, Iron Man lands in emergency triage with his life on the line. Halcyon and Misty Knight work quickly to lock Tony in his armor and stanch his injuries...but now he can't take it off or else he'll die. With pieces of metal literally holding his body together, Tony regroups with his allies, all while trying not to give into his rage over being bested by Korvac. With Hellcat on the psychological ropes and his other hero compatriots recuperating from their own near-death experiences, can Tony muster what he needs in order to chase Korvac out into space and stop the mad demigod's quest for ultimate power? Perhaps War Machine is just the friend Tony could use in this moment...but James Rhodes might only be there to bench a manic and battered Tony from action so that he doesn't get killed. Still, as always, Tony has never been good at taking no for an answer...
AVENGERS #42 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jason Aaron (A) Luca Maresca (CA) Leinil Francis Yu THE BATTLE TO DECIDE THE ALL-NEW PHOENIX RAGES ON! Who will wield the destructive cosmic power of the Phoenix Force? Namor will stop at nothing to be the fiery victor. The Black Panther worries as much about victory as he does defeat. Jane Foster knows what it means to carry on a powerful legacy. The She-Hulk cannot be stopped. And the Orb has a giant, creepy eyeball for a head!
MARVEL #5 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Alex Ross, More (A) More, Alex Ross (CA) Alex Ross The spectacular artist showcase of unbelievable illustrators continues! Gene Ha and Zander Cannon reveal an event-filled day in the life of Doctor Strange's associate, Wong, Adam Hughes depicts Nick Fury's final soliloquy at the end of the Second World War, and the Hulk and Wolverine do battle thanks to Mark Waid and Lucio Parrillo! All encapsulated in a larger story by Alex Ross, Kurt Busiek & Steve Darnall! No serious art-lover can afford to miss this series!
THOR #12 MARVEL COMICS (W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel DOCTORS FOSTER & BLAKE, READY YOUR SCALPELS! Once upon a time, Jane Foster and Donald Blake were more than friends. With Blake at her side, Jane could've shared the very throne of Asgard. Now...they are about to become the bitterest of enemies. And if Valkyrie falls, she'll have lost more than a crown. All of the Ten Realms are at stake - not to mention the life of All-Father Thor!
STAR WARS #11 MARVEL COMICS (W) Charles Soule (A) Jan Bazaldua (CA) Carlo Pagulayan OPERATION STARLIGHT GOES SUPERNOVA! • The mission to reunite the REBEL FLEET is countered by a deadly trap sprung by the cunning COMMANDER ZAHRA! • How will WEDGE ANTILLES, SHARA BEY and the other elite pilots of STARLIGHT SQUADRON survive? • And then there's LANDO CALRISSIAN... forced to choose between THE REBELLION and one of his oldest friends!
STAR WARS DARTH VADER #10 MARVEL COMICS (W) Greg Pak (A) Raffaele Ienco (CA) Aaron Kuder THE RED HORROR! • After passing the test of THE EYE OF WEBBISH BOGG, DARTH VADER has learned the route to the hidden location of THE EMPEROR'S greatest secrets! • But in THE RED NEBULA along the way, can Vader survive the onslaught of the greatest predator in the galaxy? Especially if the monster's most brutal attack transcends the physical? • And what horrors await the Emperor if a transformed Vader makes it to his dark door