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                                 JULY 2021


With July, Summer has arrived! These great titles will give the comic industry months of entertainment, chills and on the edge of your seat suspense!  We start off with:

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SPAWN #320
(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Bjorn Barends
As the NEW Spawn Universe begins, our hero is pulled into making a decision that will ultimately force the conflict that spins into SPAWN's new monthly title coming next month, (KING SPAWN #1). Spawn's battle against a new and expanding ROGUES GALLERY starts here!

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MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE REVELATION #1 (OF 4)
(W) Kevin Smith & Various (A) Mindy Lee (CA) Stjepan Sejic
This is the official comic book prequel to the upcoming Netflix television show written by Executive Producers Kevin Smith and Rob David and episode writer Tim Sheridan and featuring art by Mindy Lee (Crimson Lotus).
Following a vicious Orlax attack on his father King Randor, He-Man learns the creature is linked to the origin of the sword of power. To save Randor and put an end to the chaos He-Man embarks on an epic journey that pits him against his longtime foes Skeletor and Evil-Lyn, and sees Teela take the reins of a powerful legacy.
The official prequel to the upcoming Netflix show!

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GODZILLA MONSTERS & PROTECTORS #4 (OF 5)
(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening
Rise Up, Part 4! The Shobijin twins, with a little help, continue their mission to seek out proof that mankind is worth saving! But they have to work fast as Godzilla and Biollante gear up for another showdown-can Cedric, Anderson, and Emily help convince these kaiju that the world shouldn't be destroyed?!

MLP TRANSFORMERS II #4 (OF 4)
(W) James Asmus, Ian Flynn (A) Casey Coller, Jack Lawrence (CA) Tony Fleecs
Spike and Grimlock return! When the Dinobots are attacked by Sombra's minions, can Grimlock's little purple buddy save everycreature? And don't miss the epic conclusion to the hit crossover series! Is friendship really magic? Can Transformers and ponies really work together? And how in the world are they going to stop Sombra?!

STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC ADVENTURES #6
(W) Daniel Jose Older (A/CA) Harvey Tolibao
As the galaxy prepares for its Republic Fair, Qort and Farzala leave their Padawan friends to join in on the effort to fight against the fearsome Drengir, in this first issue of a two-part adventure!
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!

TMNT BEST OF CASEY JONES
(W) VARIOUS (A) Various (CA) James Biggie
Goongala! Is Casey Jones a disturbed vigilante or the Turtles' best pal? Why not both? Featuring stories from across multiple publishers, dig into this collection of the best stories of the TMNT's unpredictable ally!

TMNT ONGOING #119
(W) Sophie Campbell (A/CA) Nelson Daniel
April is on the run after discovering a scheme with dire consequences for Mutant Town. Meanwhile, the Mutanimals take drastic steps that will put them on a collision course with the TMNT!

STAR TREK YEAR FIVE #25
(W) Jackson Lanzing & Various (A) Stephen Thompson & Various (CA) Stephen Thompson
The five-year mission may be over, but now it's time for the next adventure to begin. Join the crew of the Enterprise for the end of an old chapter and the beginning of the new in this special oversized epilogue from the entire Year Five series writing team that bridges the gap between the end of the five-year mission and the beginning of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

TRANSFORMERS #33
(W) Brian Ruckley (A) Anna Malkova (CA) Ed Pierre
"Lord of Misrule: Swindle's II". Bumblebee is a lot of things-an ex-Ascenticon spy, a wanted fugitive, and currently working as a go-between for Swindle and Optimus Prime's Autobots. With Swindle and his crew's help, Bumblebee's got a chance to free the long-captive Elita-1 and finally finish his search for justice for Rubble's murder by bringing down Barricade. But when working with criminals, even the best laid plans are destined for trouble.

TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS #6
(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Josh Burcham
"Savage Landing", Part 6! It's a siege on the Axalon as the Predacons attempt to end the Beast Wars before they even begin by bringing down the Maximals and their base! As Megatron and his loyal (?) troops launch their assault, one bot on Optimus Primal's ship decides to put it all on the line to help the others turn the tide.

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BATMAN FORTNITE ZERO POINT #6 (OF 6)
(W) Christos Gage, Donald Mustard (A) Reilly Brown (CA) Mikel Janín
It all comes down to this! Batman and Catwoman have one chance to get back to their own world...but to do so, they'll have to return to the nonstop battle on the Island and retrieve someone who is the key to their escape...Harley Quinn!
But she's not going to go quietly. And who's behind the world-shattering events of our story? You'll find out...and the implications for both Fortnite and the DC Universe will be huge.
Each print issue of Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point will include a redeemable code for bonus DC-themed Fortnite digital items, inspired by the events in the comic.
Fans who redeem all six codes will also unlock a new Armored Batman Zero Outfit for their Fortnite character.

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 SECRET FILES THE SIGNAL #1 (ONE SHOT)
(W) Tony Patrick (A) Christian Duce (CA) Ken Lashley
The Signal comes back as Gotham City’s daytime protector after his time with the Outsiders. But during his sabbatical from his hometown, everything about the city and the people closest to him changed. And the mystery of the White Market, a deadly source of weapons being trafficked into Gotham City that even Batman can’t track down, will only push the Signal further away from everything he knows and into a brand-new world of danger. Writer Tony Patrick returns to pen a new chapter in the life of Duke Thomas alongside fan-favorite artist Christian Duce!

JUSTICE LEAGUE INFINITY #1 (OF 7)
(W) J.M. DeMatteis, James Tucker (A) Ethen Beavers (CA) Francis Manapul
From Justice League Unlimited producer James Tucker and series writer J.M. DeMatteis comes an all-new season starring the World’s Greatest Heroes! There is a being wandering the universe searching for its true purpose, but what it finds out on the farthest edges of the cosmos will change not just our universe, but many! Meanwhile, the war for the throne of Apokolips arrives on Earth, and the true ruler will only be decided one way: Who can destroy the Justice League?

BATMAN #110
(W) James Tynion IV (A) Jorge Jimenez, Ricardo Lopez Ortiz (CA) Jorge Jimenez
Main: Batman’s bloody, no-holds-barred fight with Magistrate enforcer Peacekeeper-01 rages on in epic fashion! Simon Saint’s master plan comes to fruition as his Magistrate program makes its move on Gotham City, and things are about to heat up! (Not in a good way!) Backup: The Instigator versus Ghost-Maker in a kung fu showdown! Need we say more?

BATMAN THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE SEASON II #2 (OF 7)
(W) Alan Burnett, Paul Dini (A) Ty Templeton (CA) Kris Anka
Thanks to some magical help from Zatanna, Batman can now see Deadman. Joining forces, the Dark Knight and the death-defying specter hatch a plan to apprehend the treacherous Talon. But the mysterious assassin gets the upper hand and captures Hamilton Hill Jr.! Can Batman and Deadman track the regeneration formula components and find the sinister Court of Owls’ secret passageways, or will Gotham finally fall under the Court’s full control?!

GREEN LANTERN #4
(W) Geoffrey Thorne (A) Tom Raney, Marco Santucci (CA) Bernard Chang
Improve. Adapt. Overcome. The same lessons John Stewart learned in the Marine Corps help him begin his quest to find the other lost Lanterns in the dark sectors of space. Meanwhile, back on Oa, one of the Corps’ newest members, Jo Mullein, alongside Young Justice’s Teen Lantern and Simon Baz, tends to the wounded and investigates who or what caused the source of all Green Lanterns’ power to go nuclear and wipe out the Corps.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #64
(W) Brian Michael Bendis, Ram V (A) Steve Pugh, Sumit Kumar (CA) David Marquez
Introducing…the United! This all-new all-star group of alien warriors represents all voices in the newly formed United Planets. A galactic Justice League, if you will. The first Legion of Super-Heroes? Sort of. The United comes to the new Justice League for help because the biggest threat to the universe is on the loose, and all roads lead to…Superman. All this, and Aquaman has some surprising news. This big, bold, universe-spanning story serves as a perfect hopping-on point for fans curious where their favorite DC heroes go next! Plus: While the Justice League Dark regroups after hitting the books (literally), all eyes turn toward Gotham, where Merlin’s followers gather to protect a mysterious weapon. Now it’ll take not one knight but two to infiltrate the cult and save reality. Batman guest-stars as the Eternal Knight’s new squire in this action-packed tale!

SENSATIONAL WONDER WOMAN #5
(W) Amy Chu (A) Maria Laura Sanapo (CA) Marco Santucci
Katie, a spirited 98-year-old woman, has escaped her nursing home. As her caregivers track her down, Katie recounts her World War II adventures with Wonder Woman.

NEXT BATMAN SECOND SON #4 (OF 4)
(W) John Ridley (A) Travel Foreman, Norm Rapmund, Le Beau Underwood (CA) Jorge Molina
While gathering evidence against the criminal Arkadine, Jace Fox has a brutal showdown with assassin Eabha O’Roark. The shocking arrival of Katana could turn the tables…but for whom? Plus, tensions in the GCPD run high as Mayor Nakano’s anti-mask policies divide the force, and Lucius Fox must decide if he wants to be a part of the Magistrate program. And prepare for a blockbuster ending!

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SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL #1
(W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) John Timms
Jonathan Kent has experienced a lot in his young life. He’s traveled the galaxies with his Kryptonian grandfather and lived in the future with the Legion of Super-Heroes, who were intent on training him for the day his father, Clark Kent, could no longer be Superman. There is a hole in the Legion’s history that prevents Jon from knowing exactly when that will happen, but all signs point to it being very soon. It’s time for the son to wear the cape of his father and bear the symbol of hope that has told the world who Superman really is. Join writer Tom Taylor (Nightwing, DCeased) and artist John Timms (Infinite Frontier) as they usher in a whole new era for the House of El!

BATMAN THE DETECTIVE #4 (OF 6)
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Andy Kubert, Sandra Hope (CA) Andy Kubert
Bruce Wayne is facing charges for the attempted murder of former mentor and teacher Henri Ducard and faces a grueling Interpol interrogation. Nothing is as it appears, however, as the Gotham expatriate charges into a lion’s den of mystery and duplicity without the benefit of Batman’s tools. Will the onetime Dark Knight escape unscathed?

BATMAN URBAN LEGENDS #5
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) David Finch
Red Hood: Meet Cheer, the villain behind the insidious Cheerdrops altering the citizens of Gotham. When confronted with a man responsible for taking the lives of so many, including Tyler, the kid Jason Todd swore to protect, will Red Hood be able to stop himself from taking vengeance for a whole city? Grifter: Through four chapters of blood, bullets, and Batman, the true reason for Cole Cash emerging in Gotham City reveals itself at last…but it’s not what you think! Tim Drake: Tim is determined to find his friend Bernard, who was taken by a Chaos Monster before his very eyes. But this case is different from any Tim has taken on before, and the cracks are starting to show. Batgirls: Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown are just two teenagers breaking into Wayne Manor so they can play some video games. But when Oracle gives them a mission, the Batgirls suit up and head to an abandoned arcade to investigate.

CHALLENGE OF THE SUPER SONS #4 (OF 7)
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Max Raynor (CA) Simone Di Meo
A specter from Superman’s and Batman’s sons’ adventure in the past comes searching for them in the present, courtesy of the immortal Vandal Savage! Can the Super Sons defeat the age-old villain before he deals a killing blow to their friend Rora? Plus, Jon and Damian rush to save yet another Justice Leaguer from the death foretold to them upon the dreaded Doom Scroll, but the Super Sons may be too late, as it seems Cyborg has already fallen victim to an attack courtesy of Grid! But remember, if Cyborg finds out the boys saved him, the Doom Scroll’s curse will take the life of an innocent…

DETECTIVE COMICS #1039
(W) Mariko Tamaki, Tristan Jones (A) Viktor Bogdanovic, Tristan Jones (CA) Dan Mora
Looks like someone brought a batarang to a bazooka fight! As the explosive battle royal between Batman and Mr. Worth roars to a climax, Huntress is on the trail of the other major threat plaguing Gotham City: violence parasite Vile! By the end of this battle, one character will be dead, one avenged, and even more holding on for dear life! Do not miss this epic issue that leads directly into the Batman Secret Files: Huntress special! PLUS: In The Vile Truth, catch a glimpse into the secret origin of Detective Comics break-out villain Vile through the lens of writer/artist Tristan Jones!

FUTURE STATE GOTHAM #3
(W) Joshua Williamson, Dennis Culver (A) Giannis Milonogiannis (CA) Simone Di Meo
Red Hood comes mask to mask with Gotham’s most wanted, the Next Batman, as the future of the Bat-Family continues! It’s a deadly showdown made worse by the horde of psychopathic criminals who want to kill them both! And finally, the new Gotham villain Warmonger reveals himself!

INFINITE FRONTIER #2 (OF 6)
What secrets and changes lurk inside the newly expanded Multiverse? The devious Director Bones of the D.E.O. re-forms a ragtag team to keep the new worlds at bay, but was highly skilled agent Cameron Chase recruited because the director needs her help, or because he wants a patsy when things go south? Meanwhile, Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, takes drastic measures to find his missing daughter. Someone has kidnapped Jade, and Alan’s going to find out why and bring her home. Plus, the resurrection of Roy Harper gives the former Teen Titan some unexpected and unpredictable new powers.

JUSTICE LEAGUE LAST RIDE #3 (OF 7)
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Miguel Mendonca (CA) Darick Robertson
Apokolips: once the fiery terror of the Multiverse, now a lifeless husk filled with ghosts and dark secrets. Will the planet formerly ruled by Darkseid help the Justice League…or destroy it?

RORSCHACH #10 (OF 12)
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Jorge Fornes
Who would have benefited from the assassination of a presidential candidate? Rorschach and Laura didn’t operate in a vacuum. Their actions touched a lot of different people. In his continued efforts to unravel how the pair got from their stark beginnings to almost killing Governor Turley and derailing an election, the detective on the case starts to look at what other law enforcement agencies have uncovered, and any potential links back to the Oval Office. To do that, it’s time to relive the crime that almost was. Things are heating up as this miniseries set in the Watchmen universe nears its conclusion!

JOKER #5
(W) James Tynion IV, Matthew Rosenberg, Sam Johns (A) Francesco Francavilla, Sweeney Boo (CA) Guillem March
The never-before-seen tale of The Joker’s first night in Arkham Asylum is finally revealed! When a lunatic in a clown suit tries to poison Gotham City’s reservoir and is placed in Arkham Asylum before his trial, Detective Jim Gordon realizes something’s different about this new inmate that could forever change the future of Gotham. Backup: Rising-star artist Sweeney Boo joins the series as things get worse and worse for Punchline and Bluebird. Punchline’s prison war against the Queen of Spades escalates, and no prisoner at Blackgate Penitentiary will be exempt from choosing sides. And after barely escaping death at the hands of Punchline’s former accomplice, will Bluebird have the will to continue her investigation and find the mysterious woman from Punchline’s past who has the answers she’s looking for?

BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES #4 (OF 12)
(W) Ivan Cohen (A/CA) Dario Brizuela
One or two monster masks might just mean there’s a smuggler or crooked real estate developer in town. But when Gotham City is terrorized by an army of thugs in monster masks, it can only mean one thing: a citywide crime spree by Black Mask and his gang, the False Face Society!  With Batman mysteriously missing, and Nightwing and Batgirl up against a horde of crooked creatures, it’s lucky that the heroes have help from Scooby and the gang.  After all, who has more experience in pulling the masks off bad guys?

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SUPERMAN AND THE AUTHORITY #1 (OF 4)
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Mikel Janin
Sometimes even Superman finds a task almost impossible. Sometimes even the Last Son of Krypton needs to enlist help. Some tasks require methods and heroes that don’t scream Justice League. So Clark Kent, the Metropolis Marvel, seeks out Manchester Black, the most dastardly of rogues, to form an all-new Authority tasked with taking care of some business on the sly. Not only will Black know the right candidates for the team, but if Superman can make him behave himself and act in service of the greater good, then he’ll prove literally anyone can be a hero! They’ll have to move quickly, however, as the Ultra-Humanite forms his own team to take out the Man of Steel. This new limited series helps launch an all-new Superman status quo, setting up story elements that reverberate across both Action Comics and Superman: Son of Kal-El in the months to come. And not only is Superman putting together a superstar team, but it takes superstars to tell the tale: Grant Morrison (The Green Lantern, All-Star Superman) and Mikel Janin (Batman, Future State: Superman: Worlds of War)!

BATMAN CATWOMAN SPECIAL #1 (ONE SHOT)
(W) Tom King (A/CA) John Paul Leon
Some great romances are destined to be. The Batman/Catwoman series shows readers the romance between Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle as it changed over their lives, but what about their connections from before they became costumed adventurers? This special one-off issue, meticulously illustrated by John Paul Leon (Batman: Creature of the Night), traces the life of Selina Kyle from her earliest days to her entry into the criminal underworld, and reveals that Bruce was actually a presence in her life all along. Whether it was fate or coincidence, this story gives even more reasons why Selina and Bruce’s connection is one of the most enduring love affairs in comics

SHAZAM #1 (OF 4)
(W) Tim Sheridan (A/CA) Clayton Henry
Billy Batson came to Titans Academy looking for answers. Why was the rest of his adopted family cut off from the power of Shazam? Why are his own powers becoming increasingly unreliable? The answers send Billy on an outrageous adventure that’ll not only change him but have an immense impact on the school and other students on Titans Island.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #65
(W) Brian Michael Bendis, Ram V (A) Steve Pugh, Sumit Kumar (CA) David Marquez
The Justice League heads to deep space, on the trail of the most dangerous new criminal in all the galaxy. The biggest threat to the United Planets is on the loose, and no one in the cosmos is safe. Meanwhile, on Earth, Checkmate breaks into the Hall of Justice looking for clues to Black Canary’s secret affiliation. What secret affiliation, you ask? It’s a secret, duh! All this, and Black Adam declares himself leader of the League. Plus, as the Justice League Dark plans their next move, Batman makes his in Gotham. An ally from Etrigan’s past holds the key to saving the present, but to retrieve it, the League and the Eternal Knights must venture deep into his twisted dreams. Little do they know, Randu Singh’s mind is a maze that they could end up trapped in for good!

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #3
(W) Darick Robertson (A) Darick Robertson (CA) Darick Robertson, Diego Rodriguez
Bad Night, Good Knight draws to its epic conclusion! Time runs out, and Riddler’s new partner, Quiz, captures Batman. The Dark Knight must make a deal with this deadly duo to escape and stop the mysterious gas-masked salesman disrupting the Gotham underground from selling to one of the city’s most dangerous villains...the Scarecrow!

SUPERGIRL WOMAN OF TOMORROW #2 (OF 8)
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Bilquis Evely
After the shocking conclusion of last issue, Supergirl and her new friend Ruthye find themselves stranded with no way to pursue Krem, the murderous kingsagent. Each moment this fugitive roams free, the more beings become dangerously close to dying by his hand. There is no time to lose, so our heroes must now travel across the universe the old-fashioned way…by cosmic bus! Little do they know, their journey will be a dark one filled with terrors that not even the Maid of Might is prepared to face! Can Kara Zor-El lie low long enough to ensure their safe passage?

SUPERMAN RED & BLUE #5 (OF 6)
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Amanda Conner
There’s no dog in the Multiverse quite like Superman’s real best friend, Krypto! Join us this month for an epic retelling of Superman’s canine companion’s origin story, along with four additional tales about the Man of Steel, including one that proves that even in his secret identity Clark Kent is just as super. While Superman is known for his larger-than-life heroism, in this issue we tell the story of a delicate infant rocketed through the unforgiving universe! Also, meet for the first time the man rescued by Superman more often than anyone else in the Multiverse. And follow Pa Kent as he learns what it really means to be the father of a superhero. You won’t want to miss the penultimate issue of this star-studded anthology celebrating the Man of Steel!

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ACTION COMICS #1033
(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad (A) Daniel Sampere, Michael Avon Oeming (CA) Daniel Sampere
Atlantis is under attack! Taking in the Warworld refugees also means taking possession of the deadly Warworld tech they brought with them, and holding that much power makes the undersea kingdom a threat to the rest of the world. Can Superman move fast enough to prevent all-out war? Doing so may mean taking the power into his own hands… Meanwhile, some of the escaped Warworld prisoners have found the Fortress of Solitude…and along with it, Lois Lane! In our second feature, Midnighter has gone deep into the Trojan compound and found a very unexpected guest whose path he crossed in Future State—none other than Mister Miracle

BATMAN SECRET FILES HUNTRESS #1 (ONE SHOT)
(W) Mariko Tamaki (A) David Lapham (CA) Irvin Rodriguez
Huntress returns in an all-new one-shot adventure! Gotham’s Violet Vengeance lived through a lot in the last few weeks...including her brain being invaded by a violent parasite bent on sending her on a deadly slugfest bender. Not fun, amiright? Well, Helena Bertinelli is no one to mess with—and when the villainous Vile’s parasite gives her the ability to see through the eyes of his victims? You best believe she’s gonna track him down and pop an arrow in that slimeball. Look out, Batman, Huntress is on the prowl...

BATMAN SUPERMAN #20
(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Ivan Reis (CA) Ivan Reis, Danny Miki
The Man of Steel and the Dark Knight need time to recover from their manic melee through the Archive of Worlds, but the heroes won’t rest for long! Despite the efforts of new friends El Diablo and Alanna, Auteur.io, the cybernetic architect of these alternate realities, seems to have the upper hand! And to make matters worse, the Archive of Worlds unleashes its most horrific story ever put to magic-infused celluloid: the dark and twisted tale of that demon from the depths: Etrigan!

BATMAN REPTILIAN #2 (OF 6)
(W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) Liam Sharp
Batman hits the streets in search of the creature terrorizing Gotham’s underworld—and hits them hard. First stop is the lair of the Penguin, but Oswald Cobblepot is at death’s door (which is better off than the beast left many of his cronies). The mangled rogue has no answers for Batman, but his blood—and the surprising secrets that it holds—will send the vigilante ever deeper into darkness...

DETECTIVE COMICS #1040
(W) Mariko Tamaki, Dan Watters (A) Dan Mora, Kyle Hotz (CA) Dan Mora
When the cops brought Bruce Wayne in for questioning last month, a giant money-man with a bazooka and a mustache for days blew the place up. So what’s that mean for Gotham’s ex-favorite son? Well, it means Bruce Wayne has to spend a weekend in lockup! Can Batman’s alter ego go the weekend without getting stabbed? (I suppose to be fair, he’s stabbed on the reg as Batman anyway...) PLUS: A major Batman villain meets his death in a story that will rock the world of Gotham City in a monstrous way! Do not miss: The Night [REDACTED] Was Killed by Dan Watters and Kyle Hotz!

INFINITE FRONTIER #3 (OF 6)
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Xermanico (CA) Mitch Gerads
Barry Allen’s history with the Psycho-Pirate isn’t pleasant. The Flash encountered this mind-bending villain all the way back in the original Crisis on Infinite Earths, and it did not end well for the Scarlet Speedster. For the first time since his death and rebirth, Barry runs afoul of this foe—hopefully it will go better this time around! That is, if the even bigger villain behind the Pirate stays out of the fray, or if President Superman of Justice Incarnate sticks around to help win the day.


ROBIN #4
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Jorge Corona (CA) Gleb Melnikov
Damian Wayne versus his grandfather, the immortal Ra’s al Ghul! For years, Batman’s son avoided learning the ways of the Demon from Ra’s, but now that training may be exactly what Robin needs to win the League of Lazarus tournament. Plus, Ravager follows the mysterious Respawn into the secrets of Lazarus Island!

WONDER WOMAN BLACK & GOLD #2 (OF 6)
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Terry Dodson
This new, visually stunning, and all-star-packed celebration of Wonder Woman continues! Some of comics’ greatest storytellers present five beautifully bombastic tales that take Diana all over the DC Universe. First stop…the very depths of hell! Both friend and foe come along for the ride of a lifetime with guest appearances by Steve Trevor, Nubia, and the First Born. The issue concludes with a journey to a place never seen before—Wonder Woman’s dreams—as the celebration of her 80th anniversary continues!

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AMAZING FANTASY #1 (OF 5)
(W/A/CA) Kaare Andrews
EXPERIENCE THESE HEROES LIKE NEVER BEFORE!
Red Room Black Widow, teenage Spider-Man, World War II Captain America - the most iconic versions of your favorite Marvel characters from across time and space all wake up on an island of intrigue, darkness and...Amazing Fantasy. Are they dead? Are they dreaming? Or have they truly been transported to another fantastical realm? And is there any way for them to return home?
This isn't just a love letter to your favorite Marvel eras, it's a reinvestment in the seminal characters you've always loved, plucked from their quintessential timelines. Brought to you by KAARE ANDREWS, this is the one you've been waiting for, True Believers... It's one Amazing Fantasy for the age.



SINISTER WAR #1 (OF 4)
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Bryan Hitch
DOCTOR OCTOPUS IS BACK! AND THE SINISTER WAR HAS BEGUN!
Ock's got a new Sinister Six and if you think he's thought big in the past, think again. What Ock DOESN'T know is that the VULTURE has a sextet of his own: THE SAVAGE SIX! It's an all-out WAR between two of the greatest villains in the Marvel Universe, and the only person they hate more than each other is SPIDER-MAN! Spidey's in deep trouble with the toughest battle that he's ever faced. Nick Spencer and Mark Bagley team up for this epic Spider-Man story guaranteed to shock readers everywhere!
Rated T+

SINISTER WAR #2 (OF 4)
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Bryan Hitch
Spidey's classic problem has been multiplied by two and you don't even know the HALF of it. Twelve of Spidey's greatest villains are out for blood: Spider-Man's and each other's! Ock and Vulture make their big plays this issue that are going to shake up NYC in ways you didn't think were possible!
Rated T+

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #70 SINW
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Federico Vicentini (CA) Mark Bagley
SINISTER WAR PRELUDE!
The Sinister War turns Spidey's life upside-down, but the fact that KING'S RANSOM and CHAMELEON CONSPIRACY already did that, might give you an idea of how hard this is going to be for Peter Parker.
Rated T+

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #71 SINW
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Federico Vicentini (CA) Mark Bagley
SINISTER WAR CONTINUES!
Two of the most deadly villain teams are fighting both Spidey and each other, but what is Kindred's role in all this?
Rated T+

EXTREME CARNAGE ALPHA #1
(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Manuel Garcia (CA) Dave Rapoza
VIOLENCE RUNS IN THE FAMILY!
As the dust continues to settle after the species-redefining KING IN BLACK saga, Eddie Brock and his son, Dylan, won't be the only ones learning to adjust to a new normal. Collectively called the Life Foundation, symbiotes SCREAM, PHAGE, RIOT, LASHER and AGONY have tried to reconcile the sometimes-noble intentions of their hosts with their often-bloodthirsty impulses.
But the Life Foundation symbiotes aren't the only ones with a part to play in this story, and they aren't the only symbiotes who find themselves reinvented after KING IN BLACK. They have an older sibling who may be reinvented in its own right: CARNAGE.
Rated T+

NEXTREME CARNAGE SCREAM #1
(W) Clay McLeod Chapman (A) Chris Mooneyham (CA) Skan
SCREEEEEAM!
SCREAM: CURSE OF CARNAGE writer Clay McLeod Chapman returns to the character to lend his lethal sensibilities to EXTREME CARNAGE!
Andi Benton has always been a fighter, and that's never been truer than since she bonded to the Scream symbiote a few months ago. But even after ABSOLUTE CARNAGE and KING IN BLACK, Andi has never had to fight like this - and, worse still, if she can't save her symbiote from whatever unseen force is affecting it, she might have to do it alone...
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EXTREME CARNAGE PHAGE #1
(W) Steve Orlando (A) Gerardo Sandoval (CA) Skan
FLASH THOMPSON IS BACK!
After the shocking revelations of EXTREME CARNAGE: SCREAM, Carnage sets its sights on the PHAGE symbiote. Carnage isn't the only familiar face on the board though! After a rendezvous with his student, Andi Benton, FLASH THOMPSON is back and ready for a fight!
Rated T+

X-MEN #1
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Pepe Larraz
THESE X-MEN ARE... FEARLESS!   
The heroes of Krakoa are here to save the planet! Things might be complicated between the nation of Krakoa and the rest of the world, but to the X-MEN, things are simple - you do what's right, you protect those who need protecting and you save the world we all share. Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Sunfire, Rogue, Wolverine, Synch and Polaris are the chosen champions of mutantkind, and they will not shrink from any battle for their home planet. Writer Gerry Duggan (MARAUDERS, DEADPOOL, UNCANNY AVENGERS) reteams with superstar artist Pepe Larraz (HOUSE OF X, X OF SWORDS, UNCANNY AVENGERS) to chart the course of the X-Men in a world of the Reign of X!
Rated T+

MOON KNIGHT #1
(W) Jed MacKay (A) Alessandro Cappuccio (CA) Steve McNiven
I AM MOON KNIGHT!
The mysterious Mr. Knight has opened his Midnight Mission, his people petitioning for protection from the weird and horrible. The Moon Knight stalks the rooftops and alleys marked with his crescent moon tag, bringing violence to any who would harm his people. Marc Spector, in whichever guise he dons, is back on the streets, a renegade priest of an unworthy god. But while Khonshu languishes in a prison that Moon Knight put him in, Moon Knight must still observe his duty: protecting those who travel at night.
Let it be known - Moon Knight will keep the faith.
Rated T+

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #2 INFD
(W) Karla Pacheco (A) Eleonora Carlini (CA) Sergio Davila
SPIDER-MAN VS. STAR!
The next can't-miss installment of the "Infinite Destinies" saga is here! Spider-Man thinks he knows reality warpers - but he's never met Ripley Ryan. Mass murderer and occasional Thunderbolt, Star is still searching for her own path...and the power to shape her future however she wants. But can the wielder of the Reality Stone really go up against a hero who's fought gods?! Find out here - and get the next piece of the Infinity Stone puzzle!
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: Part 4 (of 8) of "Infinite Fury"!
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THOR ANNUAL #1 INFD
(W/A/CA) Aaron Kuder
THOR VS. THOR!
Thor and the other leaders of the Ten Realms (and, uh, Hawkeye?) have gathered for a World Tree celebration! But the festivities come to an abrupt halt when a mysterious guest - and his otherworldly powers - crashes the party. And his "plus-one" is a dark, twisted version of Thor who is determined to become the iron-fisted ruler of all the realms!  
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: Part 5 (of 8) of "Infinite Fury"!
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SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN CROSSROADS #1 (OF 5)
(W) Peter David (A/CA) Greg Land
PETER DAVID AND GREG LAND DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN!
After three sense-shattering series, Peter David, Greg Land, Jay Leisten and Frank D'Armata - the entire SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN crew - RETURN! This time, they're taking Spider-Man down the road less traveled to the supremely psychedelic CROSSROADS DIMENSION! In their most ambitious series yet, the SYMBIOTE team puts Peter Parker and his alien costume on a collision course with none other than THE INCREDIBLE HULK, in a story set just before Peter David's landmark run on the Hulk series!
Rated T

ALIEN #5
(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Inhyuk Lee
ENTER THE ALPHA!
•  The creature that almost killed Cruz is back to finish the job.
•  Everything Cruz has dedicated his life to hangs in the balance.
•  And with his son's life on the line, terrible decisions must be made.
Parental Advisory

ALIENS AFTERMATH #1
(W) Ben Percy (A) Dave Wachter (CA) Phil Noto
FOR ALIENS' 35TH ANNIVERSARY, A RETURN TO HADLEY'S HOPE!
It's been 35 years since the tragedy of the Hadley's Hope colony, but what happened to that ill-fated venture has been shrouded in mystery. A renegade crew of investigative journalists are heading towards the moon that Weyland-Yutani has wiped from all records, and they'll bring back the truth even if it kills them...and what remains in that bombed out site will try to do just that. Benjamin Percy and Dave Wachter imagine a terrifying possible future for LV-426 in this celebration of the 35th Anniversary of one of the most influential science fiction films of all time!
Parental Advisory

CARNAGE BLACK WHITE AND BLOOD #4 (OF 4)
(W) Declan Shalvey, More (A) Stephen Mooney, More (CA) Ryan Stegman
THE DEAD END!
These past several months, a cavalcade of creators have lent the most sinister of their sensibilities to the symbiote corner of the Marvel Universe, and the final epic installment of CARNAGE: BLACK, WHITE & BLOOD is no exception! THIS ISSUE sees the return of two superstars who are no strangers to symbiote business - DECLAN SHALVEY AND RYAN STEGMAN!
Parental Advisory

X-MEN LEGENDS #5
(W) Peter David (A/CA) Todd Nauck
PETER DAVID RETURNS TO PLACE A MISSING PIECE OF THE X-FACTOR PUZZLE!
Mutants have taken hostages, and X-Factor is taking the blame! But before judgment is rendered for POLARIS, HAVOK, WOLFSBANE, STRONG GUY, QUICKSILVER and MADROX the MULTIPLE MAN, VAL COOPER and X-Factor will take the stand! But who's telling the truth, and what really went down at the LATVERIAN EMBASSY? It all makes sense...from a certain point of view.
Return to the fan-favorite era of Peter David's X-FACTOR run with an all-new adventure set between X-FACTOR #75 and #76!
Rated T+

WAY OF X #4
(W) Si Spurrier (A) Bob Quinn (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
KILL NO MAN!
(BUT SOME EXCEPTIONS MAY APPLY)  
•  Nightcrawler must act fast to avoid catastrophe as the laws of Krakoa (and physics) are tested to their limits.
•  Also: a nice family bonding sesh with no violent repercussions.
•  Just kidding. This is Xavier vs. Legion in a boozed-up Tiki bar, with the sanity of mutantkind at stake.
Rated T+

CHILDREN OF ATOM #5
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Vita Ayala (A) Paco Medina (CA) R. B. Silva
COTA'S BEEN CAPTURED!
Someone is out for revenge on the X-MEN and you'll never guess who! The CHILDREN OF THE ATOM, caught in the crossfires of the war on mutants, need a hero. And that hero might just be among them!
Rated T+

WOLVERINE #14
(W) Ben Percy (A/CA) Adam Kubert
THE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS!
Stolen goods. A torched ship. A missing sword. Wolverine's on the case, but what mind games is Solem playing?
The new X-villain comes into his own in this arc!
Parental Advisory

SPIDER-MAN SPIDERS SHADOW #4 (OF 5)
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Pasqual Ferry (CA) Phil Noto
WHAT IF PETER PARKER BECAME VENOM?
Peter is finally free...or so he thought. The Fantastic Four are now in trouble, with Reed Richards in the crosshairs of the symbiote - and it's more dangerous than ever before! A brutal penultimate chapter, featuring guest stars galore and twists you'll never see coming!
Rated T+

AVENGERS #46
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Javi Garron
WORLD WAR SHE-HULK!
After the shocking events of "Enter the Phoenix," the Earth has become more fractured and volatile than ever, especially for the Avengers. Once She-Hulk is declared a global menace, Russia's mightiest heroes, the Winter Guard, are tasked with bringing Jen to justice, to face a fate no Hulk could hope to endure.
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IRON MAN #10
(W) Christopher Cantwell (A) CAFU (CA) Alex Ross
Tony has been suddenly and bizarrely marooned on an unknown remote planet, and his abandonment doesn't seem to be Korvac's doing at all. While his friends continue to pursue Korvac and his allies across the galaxy in a race to Galactus' worldship, Taa II, Tony must now figure out where he is and if the locals are friendly or dangerous, especially since this small colony of fellow space drifters is run by a powerful old foe who might have reformed his ways. But at least for a moment, Tony has a chance to rest and to not only take stock of where he is, but also figure out how he got here in the first place and who he wants to be moving forward.
Rated T+

BETA RAY BILL #5 (OF 5)
(W/A/CA) Daniel Warren Johnson
BILL VS. SURTUR IN THE EPIC FINALE!
Beta Ray Bill and his allies must fight the ultimate battle against Surtur, the fire god responsible for the destruction of Bill's home planet! It's going to take an eminent amount of power to defeat this foe! But with his goals in sight, is Bill ready to pay the cost required to return to his former self?
Rated T+

IMMORTAL HULK #48
(W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross
COUNTDOWN TO THE END...
•  Questioning himself after his recent confrontations, the Hulk turns to the one person who always understood him - only too well.
•  It's time for truths to be told. But will it be Betty Banner who tells them...
•  ...or will the Hulk face the gaze of the RED HARPY?
Rated T+

STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC #7
(W) Cavan Scott (A) Georges Jeanty (CA) Phil Noto
A JEDI FACES THE DARKNESS!
•  KEEVE TRENNIS has put everything on the line to save her former master, but the scars run deep.
•  As AVAR KRISS summons a task force to deal with the DRENGIR THREAT, a desperate NIHIL REMNANT attacks a distant outpost. Can Keeve fight back the shadows long enough to stand for light and life?
•  Guest-starring ORLA JARENI, Jedi Wayseeker.
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STAR WARS WAR BOUNTY HUNTERS #2 (OF 5)
(W) Charles Soule (A) Luke Ross (CA) Steve McNiven
THE BIGGEST COMC EVENT OF THE STAR WARS GALAXY CONTINUES!
•  Notorious bounty hunter BOBA FETT has tracked his missing prize - heroic smuggler HAN SOLO, frozen in carbonite - to the remote, frozen world of JEKARA.
•  But representatives from many of the galaxy's most powerful factions have gathered, and they all want the same thing - Solo.
•  Things go from bad to worse, as Boba Fett realizes that he himself has become almost as valuable to the galaxy's hunters as Han Solo, and he must turn to the least trustworthy person in the galaxy for help...DOCTOR APHRA...
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STAR WARS WAR BOUNTY HUNTERS JABBA HUTT #1
(W) Justina Ireland (A) Luca Pizarri, More (CA) Mahmud Asrar
JABBA NEVER FORGIVES! JABBA NEVER FORGETS!
JABBA THE HUTT is one of the most powerful and ruthless gangsters in the galaxy-and BOBA FETT, his most trusted bounty hunter, has failed him. How will Jabba deal with betrayal? VIOLENTLY. And what does this have to do with a bounty hunter with ties to the HIGH REPUBLIC? Justina Ireland and Luca Pizzari's hutt-sized spectacular is the first of four action-packed "War of the Bounty Hunters" tie-ins about the criminal underworld's most notorious hunters and scoundrels, all told by the best Star Wars writers and illustrators in the galaxy.
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STAR WARS #15 WOBH
(W) Charles Soule (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Carlo Pagulayan
"FRIENDS AND ENEMIES"
•  LUKE SKYWALKER embarks upon an epic mission with WEDGE ANTILLES and the brave pilots of STARLIGHT SQUADRON to rescue a lost division of the REBEL FLEET.
•  LEIA ORGANA, CHEWBACCA and LANDO CALRISSIAN attempt to save HAN SOLO from the evil clutches of BOBA FETT.
•  But what hidden vision will the Force send to Luke about the troubles to come?
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STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #12 WOBH
(W) Alyssa Wong (A) Minkyu Jung (CA) Sara Pichelli
"PARTY TRICKS"
•  A MYSTERIOUS INVITATION leads DOCTOR APHRA and SANA STARROS to an exclusive party... teeming with scum and villainy!
•  Will Aphra and Sana be able to survive the underworld social event of the century?
•  Or will their cover be blown by A FAMILIAR FACE with an agenda of their own?
Rated T

STAR WARS BOUNTY HUNTERS #14 WOBH

(W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Paolo Villanelli (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
"THE FOLLOWING"
•  Hunted by the mysterious assassin DEATHSTICK, a wounded VALANCE and his reluctant partner DENGAR are running out of options!
•  T'ONGA is outgunned and outnumbered... but she does have one last surprise up her sleeve!  
•  And the shadowy force behind all of the danger makes its move!
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STAR WARS DARTH VADER #14 WOBH
(W) Greg Pak (A) Raffaele Ienco (CA) Aaron Kuder
"THE BLADE BEHIND THE CURTAIN"
•  For decades, no figure has stood as close to the EMPEROR with so much mystery surrounding her.
•  Who is the UMBARAN? What is her role within the EMPIRE and in the WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS? And what happens when she emerges from the darkness to challenge Darth Vader himself?
•  Featuring an unprecedented look at the inner workings of the Emperor's inner circle - and the return of IG-88!
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