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                             MAY 2021


With the arrival of May, Summer is right around the corner! There are many great ongoing and new storylines coming out from your favorite publishers. and these May storylines will lead us into a hot Summer. Let's get right to the action starting with:

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SPAWN #318

(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Tonton Revolver
This story will lead directly into next month's brand-new title: SPAWN'S UNIVERSE #1 one-shot.
 
STORY: This will start a storyline that spills into SPAWN'S UNIVERSE #1, then continues into even more NEW titles later in the coming months. This is where you want any new SPAWN readers to jump on board, as 2021 will be the beginning of a new and GIANT chapter in the expansion of the "Spawn-Verse."

                               IDW:

GODZILLA MONSTERS & PROTECTORS #2

(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening
"Rise Up!" Part 2: The world knows that the King of the Monsters has been riled up by the Linival energy plants, whose output sent Godzilla on a pan-Pacific destructive spree the likes of which the world has never seen--but the danger is greater than anyone knows. Godzilla is sitting in judgment on humanity, and the verdict could spell doom for life on Earth! The Shobijin become aware of this and know they could ask Mothra to intervene... but does humanity deserve Mothra's help? Reuniting the blockbuster creative team of writer Erik Burnham, artist Dan Schoening, and colorist Luis Antonio Delgado (Ghostbusters), "Rise Up" continues here!

MLP TRANSFORMERS II #2 (OF 4)

(W) Sam Maggs, Ian Flynn (A) Priscilla Tramontano, Trish Forstner (CA) Tony Fleecs
The Seekers and the Wonderbolts have formed an uneasy alliance-can Starscream and Rainbow Dash work together to stop the evil attacking Cybertron?! Plus, Applejack and Wildwheel come face-to-face in a wild, wild showdown for the ages!

STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC ADVENTURES #4

(W) Daniel Jose Older (A) Harvey Tolibao, Pow Rodrix (CA) Yael Nathan
Zeen has followed the Jedi to the Starlight Beacon, where she learns what it means to be a padawan and begins her own training of her Force powers. Meanwhile, Krix tries to survive on a Nihil ship, fighting their way through a Republic blockade, as he wonders who the mysterious person who rescued him truly is.
 
Writer Daniel José Older, bestselling author of Star Wars: Last Shot, and artist Harvey Tolibao bring IDW into The High Republic, a massive publishing crossover spanning comics and prose!

STAR WARS ADVENTURES (2021) #9

(W) Michael Moreci, Vita Ayala (A) Michael Avon Oeming, Devaun Dowdy (CA) Francesco Francavilla
Mace Windu and his Lightning Squadron land on the planet Ridlay, which has gone mysteriously dark, expecting a Separatist attack. But what they find instead is a surprise to them all. Then, Boba Fett makes his Star Wars Adventures debut as he clashes with Han Solo in the time before Episode IV!

STAR WARS ADVENTURES WEAPON OF A JEDI #1 (OF 2)

(W) Jason Fry, Alec Worley (A) Ruairi Coleman
The Rebel Alliance has destroyed the Empire's dreaded Death Star, but the Imperial starfleet continues hunting the rebels throughout the galaxy. Luke Skywalker now seeks to support the Rebellion as an X-wing fighter. But as he flies with the pilots of the Red Squadron, Luke feels stirrings of the Force. And this farm boy turned fighter pilot begins to suspect that his destiny lies along a different path.

TMNT ONGOING #117

(W/A/CA) Sophie Campbell
A winner is crowned in Jennika's battle of the bands and two old foes make surprising revelations as the TMNT and allies prepare to take Mutant Town in a new direction! Important steps towards the next chapter of the TMNT saga are made here!

TMNT BEST OF SPLINTER

(W) VARIOUS (A) Various (CA) James Biggie
The TMNT "Best of" series continues with everyone's favorite sensei-- Splinter! Wise and with a tragic past, Splinter forms the core of the Turtle family. Taking stories from multiple publishers, this is the book to read for Splinter's greatest tales!

STAR TREK YEAR FIVE #22

(W) Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly (A/CA) Stephen Thompson
For five years, the U.S.S. Enterprise and her crew have journeyed to the edge of the known universe, tackling impossible challenges and menacing foes along the way. But the biggest challenge of all awaits them here at home... and no matter what happens, the lives of Captain Kirk, Spock, Sulu, Chekov, and the rest of the crew will be changed forever. The grand finale of Star Trek: Year Five begins here with a new issue from showrunners Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly (Gotham City Garage, Green Arrow) and artist Stephen Thompson (Satellite Falling, Dis Hard: Year One).

STAR TREK YEAR FIVE #23

(W) Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly (A/CA) Stephen Thompson
A Tholian horde bearing down on Earth, a time-traveling madman out for blood, a rot festering within the highest levels of the Federation that's about to explode - and that's just where we begin!  The biggest battle the Enterprise and her crew have ever faced continues in part two of the amazing three-part finale of Star Trek: Year Five from showrunners Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly (Gotham City Garage, Green Arrow) and artist Stephen Thompson (Satellite Falling, Dis Hard: Year One).

TRANSFORMERS #31

(W) Brian Ruckley (A) Anna Malkova (CA) Diego Novanim Zuniga
"Lord of Misrule: Test Flight I". Optimus Prime's Autobots are starting to fray. They need energon and supplies that they just don't have access to. But Perceptor has a plan-if he can supercharge Jumpstream's teleportation powers, the Autobots will have all sorts of new access to Cybertron. Of course, that relies on the experiment going right and things can never be quite so easy...

TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS #4

(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Josh Burcham
The Beast Wars rage on! When a seriously injured Maximal and a trecherous Predacon run afowl of an incredibly dangerous native beast, they'll have to team-up to make it out alive. Even then, Megatron leads the Predacons on a hunting expedition for their traitor and their escaped captive, and they aren't taking prisoners!

TRANSFORMERS ANNUAL 2021 10

(W) Brian Ruckley (A) Alex Milne (CA) Freddie Williams II
"Light/Star". Vigilem, an ancient force, a Cybertronian Titan, a seemingly unstoppable engine, broke the tether between Cybertron and its moon. Lodestar remains the only other active Titan and, together with her cityspeaker, Lightbright, has been tasked with bringing Vigilem home or taking him down. When Vigilem flees to a colony run by Thunderwing and his lackeys, Lightbright, Lodestar, and the Technobots will have to go on the most dangerous mission of their lives in pursuit of the Titan!

                                      DC:

FUTURE STATE GOTHAM #1

(W) Joshua Williamson, Dennis Culver (A) Giannis Milonogiannis (CA) Yasmine Putri
The event that was DC Future State continues in its own ongoing title starring the Bat-Family, beginning with the epic story “Hunt the Batman.” Disaster strikes Gotham City, and all evidence points to the Next Batman! Red Hood must choose justice over his family and allies when the corrupt Magistrate enlists him to bring in the new Batman dead or alive! Featuring the entire cast from the popular Future State Batman titles, this new series kicks off the next chapter in this forbidding world of tomorrow, and does so in brilliant, monochromatic storytelling! This black-and-white series will showcase the brutal world that’s around the corner in Future State Gotham!

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #1

(W/A/CA) Darick Robertson
The iconic series Legends of the Dark Knight is back! Comics icons and rising stars alike will tell digital-first stories across the Batman mythos, beginning with comics legend and co-creator of The Boys Darick Robertson writing and drawing an epic three-issue super-villain crime drama! A new player has arrived on the scene in Gotham City and is selling deadly chemicals to the worst villains in town: Mr. Freeze, the Penguin, and even The Joker! It’s up to Batman to stop the villains, track down the supplier, and save Gotham City once more! And in upcoming issues, look stories and art by Stephanie Phillips, Brandon Thomas, Becky Cloonan, Matt Rosenberg, Brandon Easton, Cian Tormey, Giannis Milonogiannis, Karl Mostert, and many more!

MILESTONE RETURNS INFINITE EDITION #0 (ONE SHOT)

At last, it’s the return of the legendary Milestone Comics! This one shot features twenty-four all-new pages chronicling the events of the Big Bang: the police-brutality protest gone wrong that changed the face of the city of Dakota forever by unleashing a wave of superpowers across its population! As the world watches, a bullied teenager will become the hero known as Static… a framed scientist will go on the run as the superweapon Hardware… and a stranded alien will meet an ambitious young woman who will transform his life, and remake the pair as the all-powerful Icon and Rocket! Also included is the 17-page primer story originally released online during the world-famous DC Fandome event, further expanding on our heroes’ origins and where they’re going next… and setting up an entire world of allies, enemies, and surprises! The original Milestone changed the face of superhero comics forever, introducing the industry to a wave of Black talent who still shape the conversation…and the new Milestone intends to raise the bar! This is the perfect jumping-on point—don’t miss out!

JUSTICE LEAGUE LAST RIDE #1

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Miguel Mendonca (CA) Darick Robertson
Once the most powerful group in the world, the Justice League was destroyed by tragedy and time, disbanding under a veil of mistrust and anger. Now, on the eve of the universe’s greatest murder trial, the League must come together one last time…but can Superman and Batman bury the past before the cosmos’s greatest villains bury them? Learn the shocking truth in this new digital-first adventure by writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Miguel Mendonça!

BATMAN EARTH ONE VOL 3 HC

(W) Geoff Johns (A) Gary Frank, Jon Sibal (CA) Gary Frank
Harvey Dent is dead. Or is he? A gang of thieves thrusts Gotham City into a state of fear when they are mysteriously well-armed with military-grade weapons: flamethrowers, grenade launchers, and even tanks. And this gang claims it is funded by none other than former district attorney Harvey Dent. Balancing his two lives, Bruce Wayne must find the truth by tapping his growing network of agents, including Alfred Pennyworth, Jim Gordon, Waylon “Killer Croc” Jones, and the savvy new Catwoman. Bruce is distracted by the seemingly impossible return of another figure believed dead: his grandfather Adrian Arkham. He must also comfort his longtime friend, Gotham City mayor Jessica Dent, who is scarred both physically and mentally from her experience with the Riddler, which resulted in the gruesome death of her brother. But is Harvey back, plotting revenge on a city he proclaims to be guilty? When Batman discovers the truth behind these many mysteries, his entire world unravels...

ACTION COMICS #1031

(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad (A) Daniel Sampere, Michael Avon Oeming (CA) Mikel Janin
“Warworld Rising” part two! After a war-torn battleship escapes Warworld and makes the perilous journey to Earth, Superman searches for answers about the identities of its mysterious refugees and their apparent link to the planet Krypton. Could there be other Kryptonians in the universe? Meanwhile, Atlantean scientists study the wreckage of the Warworld vessel…and make a shocking discovery that could change the balance of power on Earth. And in the backup story, stuck in the wrong timeline, Midnighter continues to gather intel on the Chrysalis in hopes of finding an answer. But will it cost him his relationship with Apollo? And who is being held captive at Trojan Solutions?

SUPERMAN #31

(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Sean Lewis (A) Scott Godlewski, Sami Basri (CA) John Timms
“The One Who Fell” part two! Thought to have been defeated long ago by Superman and his allies, the ancient Shadowbreed have returned in a horrifying new form, and Superman’s oldest ally has been assimilated into their ranks. As Jon and the besieged new Thakkramite leader search for the key that will help them defeat the creatures, Superman returns to the site of his first historic victory over the Shadowbreed in an attempt to warn the Thakkramites of the incoming threat. But Superman’s old allies kept terrible secrets from him, and both he and Jon are more vulnerable against the Shadowbreed than they know. And in the backup story, Jimmy Olsen’s plan to build a backup squad to help out his pal Superman looks like it’s already falling apart when two of its members, Loose Cannon and Gangbuster, would rather fight than be friends

BATMAN #108

(W) James Tynion IV (A) Jorge Jimenez, Ricardo Lopez Ortiz (CA) Jorge Jimenez
Batman goes undercover to infiltrate the transhumanist gang known as the Unsanity Collective and learn more about their sudden appearance in Gotham. And what nefarious plans does Simon Saint have for Arkham Day survivor Sean Mahoney? How does it connect to the Magistrate? And in part two of the action-packed, bone-rattling Ghost-Maker backup story...can our hero stand up to the horror of Kid Kawaii? Plus, don’t miss the debut of the mysterious Miracle Molly!

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE #6 (OF 6)

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson
The final issue of the acclaimed revival of Batman Black & White is here, and readers won’t want to miss this deep dive into the new horrors of Gotham and ordinary citizens inspired by Batman. Iconic Batman scribe Scott Snyder reunites with his All-Star Batman collaborator John Romita Jr. to tell the story of a man who has been documenting Batman’s history in Gotham for a very long time—and now, he has something to say about the Dark Knight’s legacy.  Eisner Award nominee and the artist behind Batman: Universe and Future State: The Next Batman, Nick Derington writes and draws an epic tale introducing us to two gangs whose power struggle in Gotham has been going on longer than the history of the city itself. The acclaimed creative team behind Infinite Loop, Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet, team up once more for their DC Comics writing debut with a frightening story of psychological horror and the Dark Knight! The fan-favorite co-creators of Rumble, writer John Arcudi and artist James Harren, spin a tale of Clayface and the evils lurking beneath the surface of the stories we love the most.  The powerhouse creative team of writer Brandon Thomas and artist Khary Randolph tell a story about one of Gotham’s most impoverished neighborhoods, and how it ends up being exploited by villains like the Mad Hatter!

BATMAN THE DETECTIVE #2 (OF 6)

(W) Tom Taylor (A) Andy Kubert, Sandra Hope (CA) Andy Kubert
The bestselling team of writer Tom Taylor and artist Andy Kubert continue their epic Batman adventure! Batman’s European adventure continues as the mystery around the organization known as Equilibrium deepens! Just who are these enigmatic villains, and why are they out to erase the Dark Knight’s legacy? And how does Henri Ducard play into all this—can this face from Bruce Wayne’s past be the key to it all? Important note: The first issue of this series will reach comics with the updated name Batman: The Detective.

BATMAN CATWOMAN #6 (OF 12)
 
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Clay Mann
As mysteries deepen, so do resentments. Throughout her life, Catwoman’s actions have caused many close to her to doubt her motivations. Bruce Wayne, Phantasm, and now her daughter have all had their suspicions about her deals with The Joker. And when she killed the old clown, did it trigger this feline’s ninth life? Or maybe it was really over all those years ago, the first time Phantasm drew her blood and Batman had to face a harsh truth. There are big revelations waiting to be found here at the halfway point in Tom King and Clay Mann’s final word on the Bat/Cat romance!

BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES #2

(W) Sholly Fisch (A/CA) Randy Elliott
Scooby-Doo and Batman team up to solve the mystery of a ghost who’s haunting the Batcave!  Even if the ghost turns out to be a fake, that still doesn’t answer the real question: How did someone get into the Batcave to stage the phony phantom—and does it mean Batman’s foes have cracked the secret of his true identity?!

BATMAN SUPERMAN #18

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A/CA) Ivan Reis
The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel are on a mission to stop the godlike Auteur.io from destroying the pocket worlds he’s created...but where on Earth did Auteur.io even come from? The answer starts not on Earth at all, but with an ancient cult of World Forger worshippers on a planet far away—and if our heroes are to have a prayer of stopping this mythic behemoth, they’ll need to get to the bottom of his power source, and quick! It’s a race against time as the parallel lives of entire worlds hang in the balance!

BATMAN URBAN LEGENDS #3

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson
The mystery around Cole Cash and HALO deepens as Batman takes a more active role investigating the man known as Grifter. But other villains in Gotham have begun to notice what Grifter is up to, and they’re about to attempt an assassination! How long can the unlikely team-up between this Dynamic Duo last? The Outsiders epic reaches its end with the return of three iconic Outsiders: Black Lightning, Katana, and Metamorpho, all  reunited to face down Katana’s mother-in-law! This finale will change the makeup of the Outsiders forever and set them on a new trajectory in the DC Universe! Red Hood and Batman fight over what they should do with the child who is now orphaned as a result of Red Hood’s temper. While they place the child temporarily under the care of Leslie Thompkins, she debates if she’s doing the right thing. Is she just looking after another Robin in training?

DETECTIVE COMICS #1036

Batman versus Huntress! As the Dark Knight delves into the mystery of Sarah Worth’s murder, the only witness who truly knows what happened that fateful evening is Batman’s only hope to clear his name. But another hunter is stalking the mysterious killer plaguing the city—and Huntress has also set her sights on Bruce Wayne! The Violet Vengeance of Gotham unleashes holy hell on Batman as trouble brews above and below the city streets! And the backup story, “Huntress and the Hunted,” zeroes in on Gotham’s own Violet Vengeance! In the previous chapter, her world was rocked by the gruesome murder of a dear friend...but there’s more to this sinister scene than meets the eye!

GREEN LANTERN #2

(W) Geoffrey Thorne (A) Dexter Soy, Marco Santucci (CA) Bernard Chang
A Guardian of the Universe lies dead, and the universe teeters on the brink of war. As the summit of the United Planets and the Green Lantern Corps falls into chaos, an even bigger threat looms. With John Stewart reassigned to the role of an ambassador, a surprise appearance by one of the newest Green Lanterns may be all that stands between the Corps and oblivion. (Spoiler: it’s Far Sector’s Jo Mullein.)

JOKER #3

(W) James Tynion IV, Sam Johns (A) Guillem March, Mirka Andolfo (CA) Guillem March
The hunt for The Joker is under way, as Jim Gordon heads to a remote part of South America to run down a lead...and comes face-to-face with the Clown Prince of Crime himself! The mystery around A-Day deepens, but not before an attack by the blood-thirsty Sampson family! And in the Punchline backup story, Punchline has to face off against the Queen of Spades’ new muscle...Orca! At the same time, Bluebird’s investigation at Punchline’s alma mater takes a dark and horrifying turn!

JUSTICE LEAGUE #61

(W) Brian Michael Bendis, Ram V (A) David Marquez, Xermanico (CA) David Marquez
The new Justice League is trapped on a world devastated by a super-powered war, and Brutus hungers for a new home of his own—our Earth! With their powers gone haywire, the League must fight their way out of a post apocalyptic Thunderdome of depravity and desperation. On the run with Batman, Naomi learns more dark secrets of her birth world’s broken legacy, while Hawkgirl and Black Canary battle through the henchmen trenches. But where are Superman and Black Adam, and what kind of trouble is Aquaman in? (Hint: it’s bad.) And in the Justice League Dark story, Ragman joins the hunt! Zatanna, Constantine, Etrigan, and Detective Chimp hit the books—literally—in a possessed library, as Merlin’s plan takes shape before them...and spells doom for the universe.

NEXT BATMAN SECOND SON #2 (OF 4)

(W) John Ridley (A) Travel Foreman, Mark Morales (CA) Doug Braithwaite
From the pages of Future State: The Next Batman and Batman comes the untold story of Lucius Fox’s second son! Tim Fox is struggling to find his place in the family after having been gone so many years...and his younger brother, Luke, won’t let him forget it! But Tim’s investigation into Arkadine takes a turn as he realizes there’s a connection with the shadowy Simon Saint! Meanwhile, Batwing is tearing into the underworld in search of Ratcatcher, looking for answers about his sister Tamara’s relapse!

OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE #4 (OF 5)

(W) John Ridley (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli, Andrea Cucchi (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli, Marco Mastrazzo
Words can be tricky. Renee Montoya has known this for most of her life. Words taught her to feel ashamed of her gender, her sexuality, and her ethnicity. The people of Gotham City taught her to hide who she was to fit in to, be loved, and in doing so, they taught her to hate herself. But from that despair came something unexpected and powerful. Renee’s path from a closeted police officer in the 1990s to her time as the faceless vigilante known as the Question is one that is inextricably linked with queerness. It is one that is defiant of binaries, outmoded and hateful stereotypes, and the words that propagate them. As the Question, Renee stood in contrast to society’s rigid expectations of her, held a mirror up to the world’s face, and asked, “Who are you?” The long-awaited miniseries written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, Let It Fall) and beautifully illustrated by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Andrea Cucchi continues to explore the mythology of the DC Universe, as seen through the prism of DC Super Heroes from historically disenfranchised groups.

ROBIN #2

(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Gleb Melnikov
After the shocking events of Robin #1, Damian has learned the deadly rules of Lazarus Island the hard way! Now he must prove that he belongs in the tournament and uncover its secrets! But his only ally is the daughter of one of his greatest enemies: Ravager! In this tournament, only one fighter can get out alive—ready for round two? Fight!

RORSCHACH #8 (OF 12)

(W) Tom King (A/CA) Jorge Fornes
As the detective digs deeper into the mystery behind Rorschach and his sidekick, the story becomes about not what they wanted to do but why they started on their murderous path. As more witnesses emerge, the stranger Laura’s history is revealed to be. Tough times made her want to kill a presidential candidate, and she did a lot of damage herself when fighting back.

SENSATIONAL WONDER WOMAN #3

(W) Colleen Doran, Alyssan Wong (A) Colleen Doran, Eleonora Carlini (CA) Colleen Doran
In a tale written and illustrated by comics legend Colleen Doran, Wonder Woman faces her most relentless foe yet: a marketing maven who would sell her Louboutins for the chance to manage the Amazing Amazon! Can Wonder Woman escape her most persistent pitches? She does make some excellent points… Also in this issue, it’s not a Gotham City gala without a drop-in from the World’s vilest! It’s a good thing Wonder Woman is on the guest list...because Bruce Wayne has a secret identity to keep!

SUPERMAN RED & BLUE #3 (OF 6)

(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Paul Pope
Five more incredible tales of the Man of Steel, told in an art style that pays tribute to his primary colors. In this issue we take visits to both Smallville and the Fortress of Solitude. We look at an object that was important to Superman on his trip to Earth, and we see the lasting impact that has on those around him. Plus, punching! Someone has to take down the electro-mechano-organic intelligence they call Kilg%re, but even he’s nothing compared to the massive monster waiting in the farthest reaches of space.

                                MARVEL:

HEROES REBORN #1 (OF 7)
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Ed McGuinness (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
A WORLD WITHOUT AVENGERS!  
Welcome to a world where Tony Stark never built an Iron Man armor. Where Thor is a hard-drinking atheist who despises hammers. Where Wakanda is dismissed as a myth. And where Captain America was never found in the ice because there were no Avengers to find him. Instead this world has always been protected by Earth's Mightiest Heroes, the Squadron Supreme of America. And now the Squadron faces an attack from some of their fiercest enemies, like Dr. Juggernaut, the Black Skull, the Silver Witch and Thanos with his Infinity Rings. But why is the Daywalker Blade the one man alive who seems to remember that the entire world has somehow been...reborn?
Rated T+

HEROES REBORN #2 (OF 7)
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Dale Keown, Ed McGuinness (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
Make way for the adventures of Marvel's Mightiest Megastar, the all-powerful Hyperion! When America's solar-powered, super-sentinel of liberty looks to return his archenemy Victor Von Doom to the other-dimensional prison of the Negative Zone, mighty Hyperion must deal with a breakout of his most powerful enemies, such as Ultron, General Annihilus and the Immortal Hulk. Plus: A special backup tale starring Blade, Earth's last living vampire.
Rated T+

HEROES REBORN #3 (OF 7)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Federico Vicentini, Ed McGuinness (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
Chaos magic at Mach 5! Blur, the swiftest mortal alive, must win a race through the mind-bending Dread Dimension in order to save his soul from the hypersonic hexes of the Speedster Supreme, the Silver Witch. Plus a back-up tale takes us inside the dark secrets of the Ravencroft Asylum and its newest inmate, the Phoenix.
Rated T+

HEROES REBORN #4 (OF 7)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A) James Stokoe, Ed McGuinness (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
With the cosmic might of his Power Prism, Doctor Spectrum has become the most feared lawman in the heavens. But now the dark forces of deep space have sent the galaxy's most notorious bounty hunter to end Spectrum once and for all. That's right, here comes Rocket Raccoon! Plus: In a backup tale, the all-new Starbrand finds herself alone in a strange new universe.
Rated T+

HEROES REBORN MAGNETO AND MUTANT FORCE #1
(W) Steve Orlando (A) Bernard Chang (CA) Nick Bradshaw
CAN MAGNETO RESURRECT HOPE FOR MUTANTKIND BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE?
Years ago, Magneto and Professor X led Earth's mutants in a final push for independence against the Squadron Supreme of America. What followed was the Squadron's Mutant Massacre, a violent rebuttal that left Mutantkind forever wounded, and Xavier dead...or so Magneto thought. Years later, Magneto discovers Xavier clinging to life in the astral plane and gathers his allies for a first-of-its-kind rescue mission. Too bad the same mission puts the Mutant Force back on the Squadron's radar!.Failure means the last gasp of mutantkind, but success means the first breaths of something even more elusive to the mutants of Heroes Reborn: HOPE.
Rated T+

HEROES REBORN YOUNG SQUADRON #1
(W) Jim Zub (A) Steven Cummings (CA) Karl Kerschl
The Squadron Supreme of America have taken root in the hearts and minds of all, but none more so than a trio of youthful champions who call themselves the Young Squadron!
Kid Spectrum (Sam Alexander), Girl Power (Kamala Khan) and the all-new Falcon (Miles Morales) are here to fight for truth, justice and the American flag...or are they?
Beneath the flashy facade of colorful adventure, something grim is stirring and Deadpool is determined to bring it to light.
Rated T+

HEROES REBORN SIEGE SOCIETY #1 (W) Cody Ziglar (A) Paco Medina (CA) Ken Lashley
BLACK WIDOW & HAWKEYE LEAD AN ASSAULT ON THE SQUADRON!
•  After the Civil War that split the Squadron Supreme in half, Nighthawk formed his own Squadron in Europe.
•  But not all of Europe is okay with it. Baron Zemo has put together his own team to take them down. Who's on this team?
•  Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton, Scott Lang and Victor Creed.
•  The Squadron doesn't stand a chance.
Rated T+

HEROES REBORN HYPERION AND IMPERIAL GUARD #1

(W) Ryan Cady (A) Michele Bandini (CA) Chris Sprouse
The teenage Hyperion's cosmic quests with his Shi'ar friends near their end, but none of the young heroes are ready to say farewell. A quick mission in the Negative Zone sounds like the perfect coda to a storied fellowship...but what awaits Hyperion, Gladiator and the rest is horror and agony beyond their wildest nightmares!
Also included in this issue: a special preview of the new spinoff series, THE STARJAMMERS!
Rated T+

HEROES REBORN PETER PARKER AMAZING SHUTTERBUG #1

(W) Marc Bernardin (A) Rafael De Latorre (CA) Mike McKone
Peter Parker is the biggest Hyperion fan in the world, and he also just happens to be chummy with his favorite hero thanks to a photography gig at the Daily Bugle! SURELY, nothing can go wrong, with his camera (and him) in the heart of the action... Right?
Rated T

FANTASTIC FOUR #32

(W) Dan Slott (A) R. B. Silva (CA) Mark Brooks
THE BRIDE OF DOOM!
Part 1: "Betrothal"
The HUMAN TORCH's love life is changed forever when he must choose between his soulmate and his ex-wife...
And is Johnny Storm's first heartbreak, CRYSTAL, back in the book?! This is all too much! Fortunately, there is also a lot of punching, hitting and clobbering going on! All this and an ominous decree by DOCTOR DOOM! PLUS: A second tale in which Reed Richards duels Doctor Doom for the strangest prize imaginable!
Rated T

X-MEN CURSE MAN-THING #1

(W) Steve Orlando (A) Andrea Broccardo (CA) Daniel Acuna
MAN-THING'S CURSE HAS BEEN REVEALED...BUT IT'S UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT!
Years ago, DOCTOR TED SALLIS was ready to give up anything to crack the SO-2 serum and deliver success to his growing family. Unbeknownst to the rest of the world...he did. Today, as cities spanning from the U.S. to Krakoa are besieged  by fear-driven blazes, the MAN-THING must reckon with his past deeds if he hopes to emerge renewed and rescue a world on fire. But fighting from his lowest means that Man-Thing can rise to his highest, especially with the unexpected help of the X-MEN'S resident sorceress MAGIK and her debuting team of monstrous mutants known as THE DARK RIDERS!
Part 3 of 3!
Rated T+

FANTASTIC FOUR LIFE STORY #1 (OF 6)

(W) Mark Russell (A) Sean Izaakse (CA) Daniel Acuna
In the tradition of SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY, and in celebration of the FF's 60th Anniversary, comes this series setting the lives of the fabulous foursome in real time across the years!
Amid the backdrop of the Cold War and the Space Race, a terrible accident gives the Fantastic Four great powers, a terrible secret, and entangles them in the history of their planet.
Rated T

SPIDER-MAN SPIDERS SHADOW #2 (OF 4)

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Pasqual Ferry (CA) Phil Noto
WHAT IF PETER PARKER BECAME VENOM?
Spider-Man's vicious new approach to crime has every villain on high alert! No one is safe as Peter succumbs further to his new dark powers. Wilson Fisk wants to put an end to this deadly new Spidey once and for all, but who is really the one coordinating this takedown attempt? And with Peter haunted more by his past each day, will someone be able to save him from his own mind?
Rated T

ALIEN #3

(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Inhyuk Lee
DANGER ON ALL SIDES!
•  Epsilon Station is overrun with danger, not all of it from Xenomorphs!
•  Cruz holds mission information back from his soldiers, but he's not the only one with secrets.
•  We are not who we say we are.
Parental Advisory

BETA RAY BILL #3 (OF 5)

(W/A/CA) Daniel Warren Johnson
BILL MARCHES INTO THE HEART OF DARKNESS!
Beta Ray Bill takes a bloody path to find his glory - and the perfect weapon to forge it with! And he's even got a few friends to brave the battle alongside him. But the journey is one even Odin would call treacherous...and not all of Bill's friends will survive. At least not in the form you know. Daniel Warren Johnson and colorist Mike Spicer will break Bill's heart - and yours!
Rated T+

CARNAGE BLACK WHITE AND BLOOD #3 (OF 4)

(W) Dan Slott, Morr (A) Greg Smallwood, More (CA) Greg Smallwood
Take a walk down memory lane with SPIDER-MAN scribe DAN SLOTT and SAVAGE AVENGERS illustrator GREG SMALLWOOD - as they unleash a tale of psychological terror against the backdrop of MAXIMUM CARNAGE that'll have you seeing red!
Parental Advisory

CABLE #11

(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Phil Noto
SUMMERS END!
Some summers seem like they will never end. And some end too soon.
Rated T+

WOLVERINE #12

(W) Ben Percy (A) Scot Eaton (CA) Adam Kubert
LAST BLOOD!
A last-ditch effort will put WOLVERINE and LOUISE within fanging distance of DRACULA...and a betrayal that will tear through the X-books!
Parental Advisory

X-MEN #20

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Mahmud Asrar (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
SYSTEM ONLINE.
Processing.
Rated T+

X-MEN LEGENDS #4

(W) Louise Simonson (A/CA) Walter Simonson
WITH A VENGEANCE!
Things go from bad to worse for X-FACTOR when they must save the baby NATHAN CHRISTOPHER SUMMERS from the clutches of a deadly robot attacker. But who is really at the helm, and what will this mean for the FUTURE of the team and the SUMMERS clan?
Return to this classic era with legends Louise Simonson and Walter Simonson in this ALL-NEW tale set before the original X-FACTOR #43!
Rated T+

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #65

(W) Nick Spencer (A) Federico Vicentini (CA) Mark Bagley
• It is ALL OUT WAR!
•  All the super crime lords of the Marvel U are competing at the whims of Mayor Wilson Fisk!
•  Their task? Get the Tablets of Life & Destiny and Death & Entropy.
•  Also, KILL BOOMERANG!
•  Spider-Man, Randy and Robbie Robertson are caught in the cross-fire!
Rated T+

GIANT-SIZE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN KINGS RANSOM #1

(W) Nick Spencer (A) Roge Antonia (CA) Mark Bagley
• Everything comes down to this!
•  Kingpin's quest that violates all natural law!
•  Tombstone and Robbie Robertson's years' old enmity!
•  Randy Robertson and Beetle's timeless love!
•  Boomerang's scheme!
•  Spider-Man's whole status quo!
Rated T+

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #66

(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Mark Bagley
• On the other side of King's Ransom, Spider-Man is left to pick up the pieces.
•  If he can manage to put them together he is going to be horrified with what he finds!
Rated T+

IMMORTAL HULK #46

(W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross
• We thought they were dead. We thought they'd been banished, controlled, made harmless. We were wrong.
•  The gamma monsters are coming back - converging, one by one, on New York City. And who can stop them now?
•  Who can save us...from the IMMORTAL HULK?
Rated T+

IMMORTAL HULK TIME OF MONSTERS #1

(W) Al Ewing, More (A) Juan Ferreyra, More (CA) Juan Ferreyra
AL EWING AND ALEX PAKNADEL INTRODUCE THE ORIGINAL HULK!
•  Ten thousand years ago, something green and glowing comes to poison the ancient ground of the Fertile Crescent - and the hearts of its people.
•  One boy is left to bear the consequences - and, for the first time...to open THE GREEN DOOR.
•  Plus: Bruce Banner faces a challenge unlike any he's seen before as writer David Vaughan makes his Marvel debut!
Rated T+

MAESTRO WAR AND PAX #5 (OF 5)

(W) Peter David (A) Javier Pina (CA) Dale Keown
DOOM.
The Maestro thought he knew his enemy. He thought he was facing a band of gods. The truth...is so much worse.
Rated T+

STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC #5

(W) Cavan Scott (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Phil Noto
ATTACK OF THE HUTTS!
•  The HIGH REPUBLIC JEDI clash with HUTT forces. GAMORREANS! NIKTO! BATTLE RANCORS!
•  STARLIGHT BEACON over-run by a creeping alien horror! Can VERNESTRA RWOH and her Padawan IMRI CANTAROS find a way to save Starlight's infected masses?
•  Plus, KEEVE TRENNIS learns the terrible secret MASTER SSKEER has been carrying for so long. Can she ever trust him again?
Rated T

STAR WARS WAR BOUNTY HUNTERS ALPHA #1

(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Steve McNiven
THE STAR WARS COMIC EVENT YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!
•  The notorious bounty hunter BOBA FETT has finally landed his greatest prize - HAN SOLO, frozen in carbonite for easy transport.
•  Fett will bring the smuggler to TATOOINE to collect the massive bounty placed on Solo's head by the fearsome crime lord JABBA THE HUTT.
•  Sounds easy. What could go wrong?
Rated T

STAR WARS BOUNTY HUNTERS #12

(W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Paolo Villanelli (CA) Mattia De Iulis
PRELUDE TO  WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS: "THE THREAT IN THE SHADOWS" 
•  As VALANCE and his reluctant partner DENGAR race to intercept BOBA FETT and his precious cargo, who are the deadly pursuers that are after them?
•  A dark secret from Valance's past connection to HAN SOLO may get him killed all these years later.
•  But who is the mysterious leader of an assassination squad that is driving Valance into a life-and-death confrontation with his old friend?
Rated T

STAR WARS #13

(W) Charles Soule (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Carlo Pagulayan
PRELUDE TO WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS: "THE HUNT FOR HAN" 
•  CHEWBACCA has heard from an old friend with intelligence on the location of notorious bounty hunter BOBA FETT, known to be in possession of HAN SOLO.
•  Along with LUKE SKYWALKER, the loyal Wookiee sets off in search of his lost friend, on an adventure to Nar Shadaa... the SMUGGLER'S MOON!
•  But will this mission prevent plucky astromech droid ARTOO DETOO from passing along a crucial message to Luke, one that will affect the fate of the entire Jedi Order...?
Rated T

STAR WARS DARTH VADER #12

(W) Greg Pak (A) Guiu Vilanova (CA) Aaron Kuder
PRELUDE TO WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS: "RESTORATION"
•  Returned to the fold after his rebellion against the EMPEROR, DARTH VADER faces the horrors of reconstruction in the secret laboratories of CORUSCANT.
•  As he blacks out under the knife, does he still dream of revenge against his master? Or do his thoughts drift towards his son - and the friends who make LUKE SKYWALKER so vulnerable?
•  Don't miss this next critical new chapter in Vader's ongoing evolution - featuring the revelation of the first time the Dark Lord learned the name HAN SOLO!
Rated T

STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #10

(W) Alyssa Wong (A) Ray-Anthony Height (CA) Sway
PRELUDE TO WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS: "THE INVITATION"
•  DOCTOR APHRA and SANA STARROS find themselves cornered by VUKORAH and the UNBROKEN CLAN!
•  Can they pull off a daring escape--even if that means surrendering the NIHIL HYPERDRIVE?
•  And what sets them on a collision course with one of the most deadly BOUNTY HUNTERS in the galaxy?
Rated T