With August, we are one month away until our 28th year in business!! Be sure to take advantage of our membership and back issue sale!The dog days of August have arrived! There are some changes to the newsletter. All releases have been organized into In-Store arrival dates, but dates are subject to change without notice from the publishers. There are a lot of great titles coming out so lets get to it starting with these publishers!
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TRANSFORMERS KING GRIMLOCK #1 (OF 5) IDW PUBLISHING (W) Steve Orlando (A) Agustin Padilla (CA) Cary Nord KING GRIMLOCK BEGINS! Grimlock, the beloved powerhouse T-rex with an attitude and one of the strongest Cybertronians in existence, finds himself magically transported to a world of fantastical beasts and strange powers! In this savage world, where the strong rule with sword and iron, Grimlock finds a new opportunity to prove he's the strongest there is... but as Grimlock and the human barbarian, Arko, will learn, sometimes brute strength isn't enough. Written by Steve Orlando (Wonder Woman, Justice League of America) with art by Agustin Padilla (Dungeons & Dragons, Suicide Squad), King Grimlock features the iconic Transformers character in a solo adventure through a world of swords-and-sorcery unlike anything you've ever seen!
SUICIDE SQUAD GET JOKER #1 (OF 3) DC COMICS (W) Brian Azzarello (A) Alex Maleev, Matt Hollingsworth (CA) Alex Maleev Critically acclaimed and bestselling author Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned) and Eisner Award-winning art legend Alex Maleev (Batman: No Man’s Land) collaborate for the first time in this three-issue, oversize, Prestige plus format Suicide Squad series pitting Red Hood, Harley Quinn, Firefly, and more of DC’s most villainous criminals against The Joker. When Task Force X’s Amanda Waller sets her sights on Batman’s greatest foe, she enlists the Dark Knight’s former partner Jason Todd to track down the Clown Prince of Crime and put an end to his mad reign of terror.
JOKER PRESENTS A PUZZLEBOX #1 (OF 7) DC COMICS (W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Jesus Merino, Joshua Hixon (CA) Chip Zdarsky It’s story time! The G.C.P.D. discover a mysterious corpse, a magical box, and a murderer’s row of the city’s most dangerous villains sitting in a jail cell. Now all they need to figure out is what exactly happened. Fortunately, one suspect is willing to talk. Unfortunately, it’s The Joker. Now, superstar writer Matthew Rosenberg, magnificent artist Jesus Merino, and a multitude of rising-star artists invite you to spend a night in the Gotham Central interrogation room for a dozen tales of murder, mayhem, and mystery as told by the Clown Prince of Crime himself. Can you solve this puzzle before the sun comes up?
BATMAN #111 DC COMICS (W) James Tynion IV (A) Jorge Jimenez, Ricardo Lopez Ortiz (CA) Jorge Jimenez Mayor Nakano announces a crackdown on masked vigilantes just as the Magistrate moves against the Unsanity Collective. Batman attempts to avert a bloodbath, while the Scarecrow makes his final move...Fear State is about to begin! Backup: Ghost-Maker faces his most gruesome adversary yet...the horrific Razorline!
BATMAN THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE SEASON II #3 (OF 7) DC COMICS (W) Alan Burnett, Paul Dini (A) Ty Templeton (CA) Stephanie Pepper Batgirl sets off on the warpath after she learns Jimmy The Jazzman Peake is free and back out on the streets. She’ll do anything to capture him again especially after what Jazzman did to her father, even if it means disobeying Batman. But can she capture the criminal before he’s taken by another mysterious vigilante hitting the scene?
GREEN LANTERN #5 DC COMICS As Far Sector’s Jo Mullein begins to investigate the suspects most likely responsible for the destruction of the Green Lantern Corps, she winds up face-to-face with one of its greatest enemies—Sinestro. Was this the former Green Lantern’s plan all along? Did he destroy the Green Lantern’s Central Power Battery so his Sinestro Corps could take over the empty sectors of space? While Jo searches for answers, John Stewart attempts to fight his way out of the uncharted and unregulated dark sectors of space—with no ring to help protect or guide him. Searching for the other missing Lanterns, John realizes they may not all make it home.
JUSTICE LEAGUE #66 DC COMICS (W) Brian Michael Bendis, Ram V. (A) Phil Hester, Sumit Kumar (CA) David Marquez The Hall of Justice has been invaded by the cosmic threat of the Synmar Utopica, and it will take the full force of the United Planets, led by Superman, to defeat it without destroying Earth in the process. Meanwhile, the secrets of Checkmate are being whispered among the Justice League, and that spells trouble for Green Arrow and Black Canary. All this, and guest star Deathstroke! Meanwhile in Gotham, Batman stands watch as the Eternal Knight continues her quest through the maze of Randir Singh’s mind. And she’s not the only one lost within it! But where is the Justice League Dark in all of this? Under the sea in the lost city of Atlantis! Merlin is ready to rule, and it’s up to Aquaman and this band of magical misfits to save the entire kingdom!
JUSTICE LEAGUE INFINITY #2 (OF 7) DC COMICS (W) J.M. DeMatteis, James Tucker (A) Ethen Beavers (CA) Jorge Corona Across the globe people begin disappearing, replaced with different but similar individuals. So where is Superman and who is this new monstrous Overman?! In order to get to the bottom of what’s happening, the Justice League will need to first take down the new villain! And what horrors are revealed in the twisted mirror room?!
SENSATIONAL WONDER WOMAN #6 DC COMICS (W) Sina Grace (A) Paul Pelletier (CA) Belen Ortega When Queen Bee hypnotizes the Amazons of Themyscira into aiding her plot to have women take over the world, Diana finds herself potentially in over her head with a deadly opponent who’s caught her off guard. Wonder Woman must rely on her strength and wits to take down Queen Bee, her squad of villains, and an army of Amazon drones!
SUPERMAN AND THE AUTHORITY #2 (OF 4) DC COMICS (W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Mikel Janin Clark Kent and Manchester Black continue to put Superman’s new team together, even though keeping Black in check seems like just as difficult a job as convincing the new recruits to come along. The pair hits different parts of the world looking for different types of heroes. While Midnighter, Apollo, and Natasha Irons only need to tie up some loose ends before getting on board, the Enchantress is going to be a little harder. Superman is going to have to set her free from a deadly illusion hell-bent on destroying her before she can help him save the universe.
SINISTER WAR #3 (OF 4) MARVEL COMICS (W) Nick Spencer (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Bryan Hitch • You haven't read the end of SINISTER WAR #2 yet, but when you do, YOU WILL BE VERY MAD YOU HAD TO WAIT TWO WEEKS FOR THIS! • Things have never been worse for Spider-Man, and it'll be a MIRACLE if he makes it through this alive. Rated T+
DEADPOOL BLACK WHITE BLOOD #1 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Tom Taylor, More (A) James Stokoe, More (CA) Adam Kubert LIKE A CLASSIC BLACK & WHITE MOVIE, BUT WITH WAY MORE BLOOD! What's black, white, and red all over? Three blood-drenched tales of violence and mayhem led by Marvel's Mirthful Mercenary himself, Deadpool! You want to see today's top talent take it to the hilt to bring you the wildest Wade Wilson adventures yet?! This is the book for you! It's as plain as black and white. And red. Parental Advisory
X-MEN #2 MARVEL COMICS (W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Pepe Larraz ALWAYS BET ON X! As threats hurtle toward the Earth from all sides, the fearless X-Men fight a seemingly unstoppable wave of annihilation...but even more dangerous threats lurk in the darkness, ready to strike in secret. Rated T+
IMMORTAL HULK #49 MARVEL COMICS (W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross • This is the gate into the city of suffering. To the hurt that never ends. This gate is for the lost. • The gate is a thing of divine power - a thing of forever. But even for the strongest one there is, it bears the warning: • ABANDON HOPE, ALL YE WHO ENTER HERE. Rated T+
AVENGERS #47 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Javi Garron "WORLD WAR SHE-HULK" Rages On! The Red Room is the secret furnace where some of the world's greatest assassins and super-killers have been forged. And now She-Hulk is its newest recruit. As the Avengers race to rescue Jen Walters from the Russian Winter Guard, is it too late to save She-Hulk...from going red? Rated T+
STAR WARS WAR BOUNTY HUNTERS 4-LOM ZUCKUSS #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Daniel Jose Older (A) Kei Zama (CA) Mahmud Asrar ZUCKUSS BATTLES 4-LOM! WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS TIE-IN! Together, lethal droid 4-LOM and Gand Findsman Zuckuss make an unparalleled bounty hunting team. Yet a brutal battle with Boba Fett has divided them. Lost and alone on the crime-infested streets of Nar Shaddaa, Zuckuss faces down an utterly transformed 4-LOM...but why is his old friend out for blood? The answer may lie in the past, from an early mission that helped forge their formidable partnership. Daniel José Older and Kei Zama's one-shot is the second 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. Rated T
STAR WARS BOUNTY HUNTERS #15 WOBH MARVEL COMICS (W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Paolo Villanelli (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli War of the Bounty Hunters: "The Gathering" • Valance and Dengar travel to Canto Bight as a relentless assassin stalks them! • T'onga starts to recruit a bounty hunter crew with some familiar - and fearsome - faces! • Plus Tasu Leech returns! But whose side is he on? Rated T
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KING SPAWN #1 IMAGE COMICS (W) Sean Lewis, Todd McFarlane (A) Javier Fernandez & Various (CA) Todd McFarlane A historical NEW ongoing SPAWN series begins! The launch of this book, nearly three decades in the making, further expands the SPAWN UNIVERSE with a growing presence of Hell, Heaven, and Heroes here on Earth. A classic villain from Spawn's past has begun asserting his powers on Earth by corrupting as many souls as possible. And only Spawn knows that he even exists. Continuing the dramatic battles from SPAWN'S UNIVERSE #1, this is where it all begins!!!!! Don't miss out...the last time a new ongoing SPAWN series launched was in 1992.
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE REVELATION #2 (OF 4) DARK HORSE COMICS (W) Kevin Smith & Various (A) Mindy Lee (CA) Dave Wilkins 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 the vicious Orlax attack on King Randor, He-Man learns the creature is linked to the origin of the sword of power and also to his nemesis Skeletor who finally finds himself on the cusp of realizing his dream of capturing Grayskull's secrets! The official prequel to the upcoming Netflix show!
TMNT THE LAST RONIN #4 (OF 5) IDW PUBLISHING (W/A/CA) Kevin Eastman & Various With a few key allies, the Ronin takes on the greatest risk yet to infiltrate Baxter Stockman's tech island! What happened many years ago to set the Ronin on this quest for vengeance? Find out in this action-packed penultimate issue!
TMNT ONGOING #120 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Sophie Campbell (A/CA) Jodie Nishijima A protest at the Mutanimals HQ turns violent and threatens to destabilize Mutant Town permanently! TMNT allies and enemies rush to take advantage of the situation but not before Old Hob makes a surprise decision that will shake allegiances!
TRANSFORMERS #34 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Brian Ruckley (A) Anna Malkova (CA) Winston Chan "Sea of Rust," part one! Megatron has learned that his former mentor, Termagax, holds a key artifact that could tip the scales of the war firmly in the Decepticons' favor, eliminating the Autobots once and for all. The first order of business, of course, is finding Termagax's House, a mobile building on the run. And as tensions erupt between Megatron's Decepticons and his old mentor, the Autobots put themselves in the crossfire!
I AM BATMAN #0 DC COMICS (W) John Ridley (A/CA) Travel Foreman Future State gave readers a preview of things to come with Jace Fox as the new Batman...but his debut in the core line arrives with a bang! Picking up immediately from the events of The Next Batman: Second Son, Jace thrusts himself into action when the Magistrate’s crackdown on Alleytown begins, using armor he’s found in the abandoned Hibernaculum. The age of a new Dark Knight starts now!
HARDWARE SEASON ONE #1 (OF 6) DC COMICS (W) Brandon Thomas (A) Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz (CA) Mateus Manhanini Curtis Metcalf was the brightest shining star of Alva Industries, a brilliant scientist mentored by Edwin Alva since childhood…until the failures of Alva technology at the Big Bang disaster threatened to destroy the company, and Alva needed a scapegoat. Now Curtis is on the run from the Dakota police department…but a man as smart—and paranoid—as Curtis takes precautions. With a nearly indestructible suit of armor and remarkable inventions that he never handed over to Alva, Curtis stands determined to do much more than clear his name…he’s going to take the fight back to Alva himself! Writer Brandon Thomas (Future State: Aquaman, Excellence) is joined by Hardware’s co-creator and Milestone founder Denys Cowan to open a legendary new chapter in the story of the Milestone Universe’s most complicated man! Is a better world on his mind? Or just a world built for him?
BATMAN 89 #1 (OF 6) DC COMICS (W) Sam Hamm (A/CA) Joe Quinones Step back into the Gotham of Tim Burton’s seminal classic Batman movies! Batman ’89 brings in screenwriter Sam Hamm (Batman, Batman Returns) and artist Joe Quinones (Dial H for Hero) to pull on a number of threads left dangling by the prolific director. Gotham becomes torn in two as citizens dressed as Batman and The Joker duke it out in the streets. As D.A. Harvey Dent tries to keep the city together, he targets the one problem tearing it apart: BATMAN! And he’ll get Bruce Wayne’s help in taking down the Dark Knight!
PENNYWORTH #1 (OF 7) DC COMICS (W) Scott Bryan Wilson (A) Juan Gedeon (CA) Jorge Fornes Spanning the years between the hit TV show and today, Pennyworth tells the continuing adventures of Alfred Pennyworth as an MI6 counterintelligence agent—this time in Cold War-era Soviet Russia. When Alfred and his partner receive intelligence that nuclear weapons are being manufactured near the Arctic Circle, they’re off to infiltrate the remote military base to learn more. But things don’t go exactly as planned, and the ramifications of this mission may be more far-reaching than anyone could have guessed, as our present-day butler gets dragged back into his past...
BATMAN URBAN LEGENDS #6 DC COMICS Red Hood: The epic Cheer story line reaches its conclusion, and Red Hood’s alliance with Batman will be forever changed. Will the former Dynamic Duo get the Cheerdrop drug off the streets for good? Or will they forever be at the mercy of the villain who created it? And will Red Hood find a new home for Tyler, the boy he’s sworn to protect? Tim Drake: Tim Drake is in the den of the Chaos Monsters with the other kidnapped teenagers of Gotham City. In order to free himself and the other teens, Tim will have to embrace help from his friend Bernard and hear something about himself he never knew. A brand-new chapter of Tim Drake’s life starts here, and you won’t want to miss it! Black Canary: Oracle locates some Batman weaponry, missing since The Joker War, and calls in her old friend Dinah Lance to help retrieve it! Fists will fly, the Canary will scream, and a stunning new mission begins. The ending will leave readers in shock and awe! Zealot: The HALO Corporation sent their top field agent, code name Zealot, to hunt Maxwell Lord. But the villain has a guardian angel in the form of...Wonder Woman?! A throw down for the ages will ensue!
CHALLENGE OF THE SUPER SONS #5 (OF 7) DC COMICS (W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Max Raynor, Evan Stanley (CA) Simone Di Meo Hey, Aquaman, what’s kraken? As the guardian of the deep finds himself in the clutches of a gigantic underwater baddie courtesy of the deadly Doom Scroll prophecy, the Super Sons stand ready to assist! Then, picking up where the story left off earlier in the series, Superboy and Robin have been rescued from the clutches of some truly wicked spells by their new ally, Rora. As Rora rushes to help the boys return to the present, their pursuers close in and prepare to attack—and Vandal Savage and Felix Faust are one deadly duo who mean business!
DETECTIVE COMICS #1041 DC COMICS (W) Mariko Tamaki, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Dan Mora, Darick Robertson (CA) Dan Mora As Gotham’s Dark Knight of vengeance, Batman is seen by many (mostly criminals, let’s be honest) as judge and executioner of the city’s vilest villains. Well, it’s time for him to meet the Jury! In a last-ditch effort to avenge his daughter’s death, Mr. Worth has teamed with the Penguin’s criminal empire, the Party Crashers gang, and the Falcone crime family to form the kind of villain team-up that would leave a Boy Wonder sweating in his booties. Backup: Countdown to Task Force Z: Part One! Deb Donovan is on the trail of some weird happenings in Gotham...missing bodies from the morgue...tales of shady criminal activity the likes of which Gotham has never seen...and the person trying to keep her quiet is...Batman?
FUTURE STATE GOTHAM #4 DC COMICS (W) Dennis Culver (A) Nikola Cizmesija (CA) Simone Di Meo Hunt the Batman continues as Punchline prowls Gotham searching for the one thing she needs before leaving the city forever! The only person standing in her way is a revenge-fueled Harley Quinn! And just when things couldn’t get any worse, the brand-new hero Hunter Panic comes for them both!
INFINITE FRONTIER #4 (OF 6) DC COMICS (W) Joshua Williamson (A) Xermanico, Paul Pelletier, Jesus Merino (CA) Mitch Gerads President Superman finds himself in the wrong world, and it isn’t looking good. Bones and Chase attempt to stop super-powered heroes and villains from crossing Multiversal lines. If they can shut down the President of Steel, they think that it will serve as a signal to all to not mess with Earth-0! This is only a distraction, however, as Injustice Incarnate begins to show them the worst the Multiverse has to offer, and only Flashpoint Batman is there to lend the heroes backup.
JUSTICE LEAGUE LAST RIDE #4 (OF 7) DC COMICS (W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Miguel Mendonca (CA) Darick Robertson The Justice League disbanded when their last mission went terribly wrong, and Martian Manhunter paid the ultimate price. But the team learns that time is a circle, and their last mission on Apokolips holds more than just the key to protecting a war criminal and completing their mission, it tells the story of how we lost J’onn…and why Superman holds Batman responsible!
RORSCHACH #11 (OF 12) DC COMICS (W) Tom King (A/CA) Jorge Fornes To solve the attempted murder, the detective on the scene must first solve an actual murder. Before Rorschach and Laura can carry out their ill-fated plan to kill a presidential candidate, they first have to find a way into his political rally. Once that detail is uncovered, the rest should snap into place— especially if it turns out that their inside man was part of the rival campaign. The only problem is that man is dead, potentially killed by the very people he was trying to help, and as everyone knows, dead men tell no tales. Thank goodness, then, that crime scenes do! There’s only one more issue to go after this. Don’t miss out on one of the most intriguing comics of the year!
SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL #2 DC COMICS (W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) John Timms Jonathan Kent now dons his father’s cape, but can he be Superman and still have a normal life? It’s tough in this modern world. Danger is everywhere. The new Superman learns this the hard way on his first day of college, and a deadly attack forces Jon to step from the shadows and into the spotlight—where his identity is exposed to the Truth, an activist news machine ready to upset everything. But first, the son still has some things to learn from his father—and a few cool toys to inherit. Ask yourself, what would you do with your very own Fortress of Solitude? This all-new chapter in the legacy of Man of Steel has only just begun to reveal its surprises!
BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES #5 (OF 12) DC COMICS (W) Ivan Cohen (A/CA) Randy Elliott When Bane kidnaps Ra’s al Ghul, only one detective can help the assassin’s daughter, Talia, track him down. But it’s not Batman or guest-star Huntress. It’s…Velma? Mystery Inc. joins the chase in a globe-spanning adventure!
JOKER #6 DC COMICS (W) James Tynion IV, Sam Johns (A) Guillem March, Sweeney Boo (CA) Guillem March After barely surviving in the jungles of Belize, The Joker flees to Europe! Jim Gordon pursues the madman, but the seeds of doubt begin to sprout...if The Joker didn’t gas Arkham Asylum, who did? And what’s the next move for Vengeance, daughter of Bane? Backup: Punchline’s takeover of Blackgate Penitentiary continues as her most insidious goal becomes clear: find a woman she used to call her friend in her college days and make her pay for her betrayal. On the outside, Harper Row tries to pull her brother, Cullen, back from the brink of Jokerized radicalization!
BATMAN SECRET FILES CLOWNHUNTER #1 (ONE SHOT) DC COMICS (W) Ed Brisson (A) Rosi Kampe (CA) Mico Suayan Clownhunter’s brutal mission to hunt down all the clowns from The Joker War continues! The untrained but focused vigilante stalks a boss-level clown, but his luck might be running out as he walks into an ambush set by Punchline! In a horrific parallel to his days at Gotham Academy, Clownhunter finds himself overwhelmed and outgunned...just the type of odds he likes!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #72 SINW MARVEL COMICS (W) Nick Spencer (A) Federico Vicentini (CA) Mark Bagley • Over in Sinister War, Spider-Man is facing two Sinister Sixes. • But, then, what is he doing HERE? • Just want to say, trying not to spoil - you don't quite understand how intense and impossible this situation is for Peter Parker. Rated T+
DEFENDERS #1 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Javier Rodriguez SUPERSTARS AL EWING & JAVIER RODRÍGUEZ REUNITE FOR A COSMOS-COLLIDING JOURNEY! When existence itself faces extraordinary threats, it needs an extraordinary defense! That's when you call...THE DEFENDERS! DOCTOR STRANGE and the MASKED RAIDER take a non-team of Marvel's weirdest, wildest heroes on a mission that will uncover the hidden architecture of reality itself! This cosmos was not the first to exist...but if the DEFENDERS can't track Marvel's oldest villain through the deepest trenches of time - it might be the last! Rated T+
AVENGERS TECH-ON #1 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Jim Zub (A) Chamba (CA) Eiichi Shimizu When the Red Skull wields a strange new power that strips heroes of their powers and threatens the entire world, the Avengers turn to Tony Stark's experimental new technology to save us all. Here come the Iron Avengers - Avengers Tech-On! Sleek high-tech power suits bristling with energy and amped-up attack power face off against super villains enhanced to match. It's mechs and mayhem in the Marvel Mighty Manner! Avengers Tech-On is a sentai-inspired action-adventure series produced in partnership with Bandai Namco of Japan, written by Jim Zub (Uncanny Avengers, Champions) and illustrated by Jeff "Chamba" Cruz (Venom: The End, Street Fighter)! Rated T
CHILDREN OF ATOM #6 MARVEL COMICS (W) Vita Ayala (A) Paco Medina (CA) R. B. Silva NO ONE LIKES GOODBYES! • The Hellfire Gala is here! A.K.A. the most important party of the YEAR! • The truth finally comes out for the COTA kids. • Plus: A heartbreaking goodbye...maybe, forever? Rated T+
X-MEN LEGENDS #6 MARVEL COMICS (W) Peter David (A/CA) Todd Nauck WOLFSBANE UNLEASHED! Renegade mutants have taken hostages at the Latverian embassy...and DR. DOOM isn't happy about it! And with one of X-FACTOR'S own in their clutches, it's going to be a super-powered battle on multiple fronts as innocent lives hang in the balance! Experience these villains' first battle in the dramatic conclusion to this all-new adventure set during Peter David's original X-FACTOR run! Rated T+
FANTASTIC FOUR LIFE STORY #3 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Mark Russell (A) Sean Izaakse (CA) Daniel Acuna The real-time story of the Fantastic Four continues! In a story set in the 1980s, Reed hatches a venture to defend the Earth from Galactus, but will his plans be derailed by the Cold War? Sue and Johnny are invited to speak to the United Nations about saving the world. And a maverick computer genius offers hope to humanity with his new computer company, but is hope all he's offering? Rated T
STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC #8 MARVEL COMICS (W) Cavan Scott (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Phil Noto THE BATTLE AGAINST THE DRENGIR REACHES ITS THRILLING CLIMAX! • AVAR KRISS has gathered a team of JEDI to take the fight to the DRENGIR deep in WILD SPACE, but KEEVE TRENNIS is nowhere to be seen. • Are other forces at work on the Drengir's deathworld? • Guest-starring a host of High Republic Jedi! COHMAC VITUS! REATH SILAS! THE STAR HOPPER PADAWANS! Rated T
STAR WARS WAR BOUNTY HUNTERS #3 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Charles Soule (A) Luke Ross (CA) Steve McNiven WINNER TAKES ALL! • Terrifying, implacable Dark Lord of the Sith DARTH VADER has laid claim to HAN SOLO, who is frozen in carbonite. • But the great, exalted JABBA THE HUTT also believes that Solo is his property. It's the galaxy's baddest gangster versus the Empire's most powerful enforcer, and neither is backing down. • BOBA FETT is caught between a Sith and a Hutt...and it's WINNER TAKE ALL. Rated T
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GODZILLA MONSTERS & PROTECTORS #5 (OF 5) IDW PUBLISHING (W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening Rise Up, Part 5! The time has come to see if the world is worthy of saving! Can our heroes-with a little help from the Shobijin-show Godzilla that mankind is capable of hope? Or will the Priestesses' frightening vision of the future come to pass?
STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC ADVENTURES #7 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Daniel Jose Older (A) Harvey Tolibao (CA) Ilias Kyriazis As the galaxy prepares for its Republic Fair, Qort and Farzala are sent on a diplomatic mission to negotiate with the Hutts, who have joined them in the fight against the Drengir. But relations turn sour, and it's going to take all of their training to get them out of the situation! 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
BATMAN CATWOMAN #7 (OF 12) DC COMICS (W) Tom King (A/CA) Clay Mann When Batman begins to doubt Catwoman’s allegiance, it leads to trouble on the streets of Gotham. Who does Selina support: Joker, Phantasm, or the Dark Knight? Well, he’ll soon find out that some questions are better left unasked. If he’s going to test her loyalty, she’s going to test his mettle. Thus, Bruce Wayne finds himself locked in a bank vault with the Gotham PD knocking on the door!
JUSTICE LEAGUE #67 DC COMICS (W) Brian Michael Bendis, Ram V. (A) Phil Hester, Sumit Kumar (CA) David Marquez It’s the Justice League versus the United Order as the truth that gives power to this new cosmic super team crosses a line that the Justice League cannot allow. Will there even be a United Planets after this thunderous clash of intergalactic superpowers? Also, Green Arrow must come to terms with his responsibilities to both Checkmate and the League. Ollie may have to pick which path to follow, but what does it mean for the future of the League if the guy paying the bills has to bail? The Silent School used their magic for years to protect Atlantis from all kinds of invaders, but nothing prepared them for the most powerful sorcerer ever…Merlin! Luckily, the Justice League Dark arrives to turn the tide of the battle. However, they’re not fighting at full strength. Zatanna is harboring a dark secret, and if she unleashes her magic, it could drown everyone!
LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #4 DC COMICS (W) Stephanie Phillips (A/CA) Max Dunbar At the turn of the 20th century, Gotham City’s most prominent businessmen were being murdered by a serial killer known only as the West End Wrath. Their cases were never solved. Over a hundred years later, Bruce Wayne comes into possession of a box of clues that will shine a light on who the West End Wrath was and what motivated the killings. But some people in Gotham want the secret of the murders to never come to light, including Oswald Cobblepot, a.k.a. the Penguin! The Penguin leads an all-out assault on Wayne Manor while Batman steps back into Gotham history to try and solve this cold case in what promises to be a stellar stand-alone issue from the rising-star creative team of Stephanie Phillips (Harley Quinn, Infinite Frontier) and Max Dunbar (Batman: Urban Legends).
SUPERGIRL WOMAN OF TOMORROW #3 (OF 8) DC COMICS (W) Tom King (A/CA) Bilquis Evely Supergirl’s journey across the cosmos continues! Her hunt to bring the killer Krem to justice brings her and the young alien in her care to a small planet, where they discover that there are still some very small minds, even on the outer edges of the galaxy. The cold welcome the locals give the Woman of Steel makes her suspicious enough to go looking for secrets they want to keep buried, and what she finds is nothing short of horrifying. Can she and Ruthye get off the planet alive now that these deadly sins have been exposed?
SUPERMAN AND THE AUTHORITY #3 (OF 4) DC COMICS (W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Mikel Janin Superman put the Authority back together, but why? What threat is out there that only this group can contend with? The Ultra-Humanite, of course! This fearsome foe is forming a team of his own, one designed to go fist-to-fist with the Authority. It will be their baptism in battle to prove if Superman is right that regardless of who we are, there is a hero lurking inside even the worst of us. This penultimate issue is an important chapter in the new Superman mythos, helping to set up where Clark Kent goes next…and who he goes there with.
SUPERMAN RED & BLUE #6 (OF 6) DC COMICS (W) Various (A) Various (CA) Evan Doc Shaner It’s the final issue of this free-form anthology, featuring the Metropolis Marvel in new stories, bedazzled in his signature colors. It’s the only place to see Superman chasing down headlines in a classic style and taking pause to reflect on growing up on a farm in Smallville. Not to mention, the return of Streaky the Supercat by superstar cartoonist Sophie Campbell (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)!
SINISTER WAR #4 (OF 4) MARVEL COMICS (W) Nick Spencer (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Bryan Hitch • Things just got worse for Spider-Man. IT Didn't seem possible, but it's true. • If you think you have seen Spider-Man take a beating, you haven't seen anything this brutal. Rated T+
X-MEN TRIAL OF MAGNETO #1 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Leah Williams (A) Lucas Werneck (CA) Valerio Schiti THE STORY THAT WILL SHAKE KRAKOA TO ITS CORE! A horrific murder. A shocking revelation. A trial that will divide the new mutant nation. Leah Williams and Valerio Schiti bring you a new epic that threatens the Reign of X and will upend the world of mutants. The truth is hidden, the danger is far from over, and the trial has begun Rated T+
MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1 INFD MARVEL COMICS (W) Saladin Ahmed, Jed MacKay (A) Luca Maresca, Juan Ferreyra (CA) Kim Jacinto FIGHT AT THE MUSEUM! Miles Morales is investigating a series of monster attacks in Brooklyn when he runs into Ms. Marvel's friend and ally AMULET! Together they connect the monsters to a series of cursed magical objects. But who activated them, and why? And can Spider-Man and Amulet find out before the monsters take them down too? ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: Part 6 (of 8) of "Infinite Fury"! Rated T+
IRON MAN #11 MARVEL COMICS (W) Christopher Cantwell (A) Angel Unzueta (CA) Alex Ross After bringing down an Ultimo robot nearly singlehandedly, Iron Man continues to investigate the strange and small colony on the remote planet where he's been marooned. Life here seems perfect...but is it? And who's possibly pulling the strings behind its delicate design? As Tony digs deeper for answers, an astral projection of Hellcat warns him that Korvac is still the biggest threat they all face...unless Tony gives into addiction, this time in the form of pain medication for his many injuries. FEATURING ANOTHER APPEARANCE BY EVERYONE'S FAVORITE ARMORED CANADIAN HERO, AVRO-X! Plus: STILT-MAN! Rated T+
THOR #16 MARVEL COMICS (W) Donny Cates (A) Michele Bandini (CA) Olivier Coipel "REVELATIONS" PART 2 OF 3! Thor has only known two things, being a warrior and weilding a hammer. But he is realizing that in order to be the best ruler of Asgard that he can be, he must give up those two things. Who is Thor without them? And hostilities between Thor and Odin reach a boiling point as "Revelations" continues to uproot Thor's entire world! Rated T+
STAR WARS #16 WOBH MARVEL COMICS (W) Charles Soule (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Carlo Pagulayan "MISSING IN ACTION" • LEIA ORGANA, CHEWBACCA and LANDO CALRISSIAN battle BOBA FETT for the ultimate prize - HAN SOLO! • But they are not the only people who have come to the remote world of JEKARA seeking the smuggler. DARTH VADER, JABBA THE HUTT and more are in the mix as well... Jedi LUKE SKYWALKER may be the Rebels' only hope... • ...but WHERE is he? Rated T
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TRANSFORMERS SHATTERED GLASS #1 (OF 5) IDW PUBLISHING (W) Danny Lore (A) Guido Guidi (CA) Alex Milne Shattered Glass isn't your average Transformers tale... "Shards" is the story of the ongoing battle between the power-hungry Autobot autocrats and the freedom-fighting Decepticon laborers. Join author Danny Lore (James Bond, King in Black: Captain America, Champions) in exploring this fractured alternate universe just before it shatters. In issue #1, many kilocycles after the Cybertronian War has destroyed Earth, Blurr, an evil Autobot Seeker, hunts his newest bounty who holds a piece of information that could reignite the war.
SUPERMAN 78 #1 (OF 6) DC COMICS (W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Wilfredo Torres Fly into director Richard Donner’s Superman once more in Superman ’78! Written by Robert Venditti (Superman: Man of Tomorrow) and drawn by Wilfredo Torres (Batman ’66), Superman ’78 tells a brand-new adventure in the world of the beloved film. A bright, shining day in Metropolis is interrupted by a mysterious drone that crash-lands in the city and starts wreaking havoc. This looks like a job for Superman! But where did the metallic menace come from, what is its purpose, and who is Brainiac?
SUPERMAN VS LOBO #1 (OF 3) DC COMICS (W) Tim Seeley, Sarah Beattie (A/CA) Mirka Andolfo What happens when an indomitable force meets an irritating object? That’s what readers find out when Superman runs into Lobo. Think of it like a boy scout joining a biker gang. What will be worse, the damage Lobo causes on his own, or the chaos of trying to stop him? I smell a team-up, fanboys! Numen is the most popular being in the universe, a god clogging all social channels. And he does not like competition. This means Superman and Lobo must go. Further complicating things is Dr. Flik, a scientist determined to study the last sons of Krypton and Czarnia respectively. What can she glean from the hero who lost everything as a baby and the bad, bad boy who made it all go away just for the heck of it? From writers Tim Seeley and Sarah Beattie the team behind the indie hit Money Shot and Punchline artist Mirka Andolfo comes a hilarious new superhero epic!
ACTION COMICS #1034 DC COMICS (W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad (A) Daniel Sampere, Michael Avon Oeming (CA) Daniel Sampere The Warzoons make their way to the doorstep of the Fortress of Solitude and only Lois Lane and the alien girl Thao-La are there to defend it. That’s because Superman is halfway around the world trying to stop the U.S. from declaring war on Atlantis. The Man of Steel must make a tough choice, and odds are, no one walks away happy. Elsewhere in Metropolis, Midnighter moves closer to the center of Trojan’s empire in the penultimate chapter of his back-up adventure. The story finishes later this month with the Midnighter 2021 Annual.
BATMAN REPTILIAN #3 (OF 6) DC COMICS (W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) Liam Sharp It got the Riddler. It got the Penguin. It got Deadshot, Hugo Strange, Two-Face, Tweedledee, and Tweedledum. It has left carnage in its wake as it moves through Gotham’s villainous underworld, and Batman finds himself vexed by one very important question: Just what on Earth is it? Now the Dark Knight’s search for clues has him tracking The Joker. But wouldn’t it be funny if the mysterious creature stalking Gotham got to the Clown Prince of Crime first?
BATMAN SUPERMAN #21 DC COMICS (W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Ivan Reis (CA) Rodolfo Migliari The dimension-shattering Archive of Worlds saga ends here—and reverberations from this titanic tale last long after the dust settles! As the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel work to halt the villainous Auteur.io’s plan here on Earth-0, the Batman and Superman of their respective archive worlds must team up with Alanna of Rann and El Diablo himself to save what’s left of their homes. Etrigan and his demon hordes rain Armageddon down on their pocket universes—and the fate of the World of Tomorrow and the World of the Knight hang in the balance!
DETECTIVE COMICS #1042 DC COMICS (W) Mariko Tamaki, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Viktor Bogdanovic, Darick Robertson (CA) Dan Mora Batman rampages through the underworld of Gotham! Driven to a violent madness courtesy of the Jury’s Vile serum, the Dark Knight crushes bones, makes a scene, and gives costumed vigilantes in Gotham a very bad name. But will the Jury’s plan backfire? Can a violent rage-machine packed with money, weapons, and an insatiable bloodlust possibly end well for Mr. Worth and his Jury? That giant plunge from a building might be the answer... Backup: Countdown to Task Force Z: Part Two! When Red Hood shows up in your apartment, you know you’ve done something drastically wrong. Jason Todd teams up with Deb Donovan to uncover the mysterious disappearances in Gotham, and their search brings them to the missing body of Bane! Look alive because death seems to be knocking at the door.
INFINITE FRONTIER #5 (OF 6) DC COMICS (W) Joshua Williamson (A) Xermanico, Paul Pelletier, Jesus Merino (CA) Mitch Gerads Roy Harper finds himself forced to do things on his own. He’s been through a lot since he was Green Arrow’s sidekick, and usually, the only person he can count on is himself. Hence, he’s hiding the fact that he’s back from the dead from his old friends. He comes across Jade, who has also been stranded by herself—can he help her while letting her help him? Because neither of them can handle Darkseid all by their lonesome. Meanwhile, Barry Allen sends out a call: it’s time for all the heroes exploring the Infinite Frontier to come to the Omega Planet!
WONDER WOMAN BLACK & GOLD #3 (OF 6) DC COMICS (W) Various (A) Various (CA) Jae Lee You’ve been waiting for a Wonder Woman series like this! Our celebration of Diana continues with talent from all over the world paying homage to one of DC’s most iconic characters. This time around, our hero struggles with the memory of a lost love, battles a cult, loses her lasso, and more! You won’t want to miss this issue packed with timeless stories, just in time for the Princess of Themyscira’s 80th anniversary!
FANTASTIC FOUR #35 MARVEL COMICS (W) Dan Slott, Mark Waid (A) John Romita, More (CA) Mark Brooks A TITANIC 60TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE! The entire Kang bloodline is out to destroy every era of the Fantastic Four! How can Reed, Sue, Ben and Johnny hope to survive simultaneous attacks across their lifetimes by Rama Tut, the Scarlet Centurion, Kang the Conqueror and Kang's final descendant, the sinister Scion?! Join the FF and some special surprise guest stars as John Romita Jr. returns to Marvel and joins forces with writer Dan Slott for this celebratory adventure! Marvel's First Family will literally never be the same again! Plus: Mark Waid and Paul Renaud deliver dramatic new insights into the origin of the fabulous foursome in an all-new anniversary tale! Rated T
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #73 SINW MARVEL COMICS (W) Nick Spencer (A) Federico Vicentini (CA) Mark Bagley • We can't tell you a single thing that happens here without spoiling just about every issue that comes out between the time you're reading this and when ASM #73 comes out. Rated T+
CABLE RELOADED #1 ANHL MARVEL COMICS (W) Al Ewing (A) Bob Quinn (CA) Stefano Caselli THE BIG GUN IS BACK! It's a new era, in a new galaxy, that's under siege from a deadly new threat...but you can still rely on one man. Cable is locked, loaded and landing on the deadliest planet in X-history - to steal the ultimate weapon...and stop the LAST ANNIHILATION! Rated T+
WINTER GUARD #1 (OF 4) MARVEL COMICS (W) Ryan Cady (A) Jan Bazaldua (CA) Toni Infante WINTER COMES FOR THE WHITE WIDOW & THE RED GUARDIAN! Russia is cleaning house! And when the Red Guardian starts hunting down state secrets, he puts himself right back in his home country's crosshairs - dragging the White Widow along with him. But the motherland has new heroes now...and not even the Red Room could have prepared Alexei and Yelena for the Winter Guard's retribution. Bold twists and bombastic action abound as Jason Aaron's Winter Guard tracks down two of Russia's dirtiest secrets! Don't miss the chills and thrills of Ryan Cady and Jan Bazaldua's new epic thriller! RATED T+
AMAZING FANTASY #2 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W/A/CA) Kaare Andrews EXPERIENCE THESE HEROES LIKE NEVER BEFORE! Each of our heroes from across time and space seem to have found their tribes in this strange new land of wonder. But World War II Cap, Teenaged Spidey and Spy-School Black Widow soon discover that every paradise has its own costs and, eventually, everyone must pay! Is there a way to avoid the coming war? Or is fate the flute that leads us to our inevitable end? Our Amazing Fantasy continues! Rated T+
AVENGERS ANNUAL #1 INFD MARVEL COMICS (W) Jed MacKay (A) Travel Foreman (CA) Federico Vicentini "INFINITE DESTINIES" CONCLUDES! The last secret of the Infinity Stones and Infinity Stone-Bearers is revealed here. Meet the new character who beats Captain America and Iron Man within an inch of their lives. What saves them? This character's other desires. ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: The conclusion of "Infinite Fury"! Rated T+
WOLVERINE #15 MARVEL COMICS (W) Ben Percy (A/CA) Adam Kubert BLACKMORE'S FIGHT! WOLVERINE comes face-to-face with Arakkii pirate crime lord SEVYR BLACKMORE! But will their fight lead Logan to the clues he needs to catch SOLEM, or put him right where the manipulative mutant wants him? Parental Advisory
SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY ANNUAL #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Chip Zdarsky A Special Encore Return to the World of SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY by the Original Creative Team! SPIDER-MAN. He's a threat. He's a menace. And J. JONAH JAMESON will do whatever it takes to make the world see it! But in this companion piece to last year's hit miniseries SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY, will the decades of his obsession bear fruit for Jonah...or be his destruction? CHIP ZDARSKY and MARK BAGLEY reunite for this story told in a world where Marvel's beloved characters aged in real time! Rated T
SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN CROSSROADS #2 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Peter David (A/CA) Greg Land While SPIDER-MAN is trapped in the Crossroads Dimension with THE RAMPAGING HULK... BLACK CAT must find her man Spidey with the help of a certain SORCERER SUPREME! The Symbiote Spider-Man creative team continues to bring you unrevealed tales from Peter Parker and the Symbiote's past in the Modern Marvel Manner you know and love! Rated T
ALIEN #6 MARVEL COMICS (W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Inhyuk Lee IT ALL COMES CRASHING DOWN! • Epsilon Station is losing its orbit. • Gabriel Cruz is losing his son. • Can anything be saved? Parental Advisory
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #13 WOBH MARVEL COMICS (W) Alyssa Wong (A) Minkyu Jung (CA) Sara Pichelli "GUEST OF HONOR" • DOCTOR APHRA finds herself face-to-face with the one person she hoped she'd never see again! • For once, she might not be able to talk her way out... • Meanwhile, JUST LUCKY and ARIOLE confront a familiar presence of their own! Rated T
STAR WARS DARTH VADER #15 WOBH MARVEL COMICS (W) Greg Pak (A) Raffaele Ienco (CA) Aaron Kuder "THE ASSASSIN'S CHOICE" • Mere months ago, OCHI OF BESTOON was the assassin who dared to take on DARTH VADER himself in the fiery lava pits of MUSTAFAR. • Now Ochi serves Vader as his most loyal agent during the WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS. Who is Ochi of Bestoon? What are his true goals? And how have the secrets of EXEGOL shaped him forever? • Also featuring the next great reveal about BOKKU and the Hutt Council! Rated T
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BATMAN FEAR STATE ALPHA #1 (ONE SHOT) (W) James Tynion IV (A) Riccardo Federici (CA) Ben Oliver The event over a year in the making begins Fear State settles upon Gotham City, and no one is safe! Overwhelmed by the dual threat of the Scarecrow and Peacekeeper-01, Batman and his allies have been one step behind since the events of Infinite Frontier #0 and with the arrival of a mysterious anti-Oracle and the return of Poison Ivy, Batman might have more than he can handle!
AQUAMAN 80TH ANNIVERSARY 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #1 (ONE SHOT) (W) Various (A) Various (CA) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado After defending the seven seas for eight decades, it’s time to throw Aquaman a party! This all-star-filled anthology spans across the ocean king’s legacy, not just celebrating his own triumphs, but also those of his greatest allies and enemies. We look at his ongoing romance with Mera, his bitter rivalry with Black Manta, his brotherly conflict with Ocean Master, and the inspiration he lends to younger heroes like Tempest and Jackson Hyde, the newest Aqualad. It would not be an Aquaman celebration without also looking at how he’s changed over the years, including a brand-new tale of Bombshells Aquaman. This special brings together Aqua talent past, present, and future, including reuniting fan-favorite creative teams such as Geoff Johns and Paul Pelletier, Dan Jurgens and Steve Epting, alongside Dan Watters and Miguel Mendonca. Plus, two of the stories are prequels to two new Aquaman miniseries launching in September, kicking off another 80 years of undersea adventure!
BATMAN SUPERMAN 2021 ANNUAL #1 (W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Paul Pelletier, Francesco Francavilla (CA) Bryan Hitch The epic epilogue to the Archive of Worlds saga! In his pursuit of perfection, the godlike Auteur.io sought to create and destroy worlds with the wave of a hand and a flair for the dramatic. But against all odds...the World of the Knight and the World of Tomorrow live on! The Batman of the noir-tinged streets of Gotham City finds himself stranded in the sunny, retro-futurist World of Tomorrow—and Superman discovers himself in the opposite predicament. With their home worlds in decay and only one chance to save them, the key to preserving their very existence is but the flip of a coin. Or the flip of this book! This special flip book is two times the story, with one full comic on one side and one full comic on the other, meeting in the middle! Follow Superman’s journey on one side of this epic flip book annual, and turn the adventure over to crusade with the Batman and his trusty sidekick, Robin!
GREEN LANTERN 2021 ANNUAL #1 (W) Ryan Cady (A) Sami Basri (CA) Bernard Chang Once an agoraphobic scared to even leave her room, Jessica Cruz overcame her fear to become a Green Lantern and face the darkest and deadliest threats in the universe. But now, Jessica’s gone from overcoming fear to using it as a weapon. When Yellow Lanterns attacked the Green Lantern Sector House she took refuge in when the Central Power battery was destroyed, Jessica turned the tables on them, giving them something to be afraid of, as she beat them one-by-one. But now that she’s been offered a place in the Sinestro Corps, will she accept?