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STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC ADVENTURES #8 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Daniel Jose Older (A) Toni Bruno (CA) Harvey Tolibao Back together and safe on the Starlight, Lula, Zeen, Farzala, and Qort recover from their adventures on the Junk Moon and Nal Hutta, but a new challenge awaits them in the form of an old friend. Meanwhile, Marchion Ro encourages Krix's violent obsessions, leading to an attack on Batuu! Writer Daniel José Older, bestselling author of Star Wars: Last Shot and artist Toni Bruno bring IDW into The High Republic, a massive publishing crossover spanning comics and prose!
TRANSFORMERS KING GRIMLOCK #2 (OF 5) IDW PUBLISHING (W) Steve Orlando (A) Agustin Padilla (CA) Alex Horley King Grimlock rampages on! As Grimlock sets off to find his place in this strange new world of men, beasts, and magic, he finds himself in the maw of a beast big enough to swallow a Dinobot! It's a fight of incredible strength between the Cybertronian T-Rex and the monster--and someone is taking lessons from Grimlock that may spell his doom!
DARK AGES #1 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) Iban Coello This is what the Watcher has been watching for! • A danger older than the Earth threatens everything. For once, the heroes who have saved the planet so many times are almost powerless in the face of it. • X-Men and Avengers assemble. Spider-People and Fantastic Four come together. Heroes for Hire fight alongside Champions. • None of it will be enough. • The lights are about to go out. • The world outside our window...is about to end. • An all-new saga of the Marvel Universe as you've never seen it before from Tom Taylor and Iban Coello! Rated T+
DEMON DAYS CURSED WEB #1 MARVEL COMICS (W/A/CA) Peach Momoko SPIDERS AND WOLVES AND YOKAI... OH MY! Mariko Yashida journeys deep into a dark forest to find answers about her past. Instead, she finds a magical wolf with three toes and a strange girl with a pet spider. But there are deadly creatures in these woods too - a mysterious, blue-skinned woman and a giant with super-strength and claws - and they're after Mariko! Don't miss this epic tale, straight from the creative mind of STORMBREAKER PEACH MOMOKO! Book THREE of FIVE of the DEMON DAYS saga!
BLACK PANTHER #2 MARVEL COMICS (W) John Ridley (A) Juan Cabal (CA) Alex Ross "THE LONG SHADOW" PART 2-T'Challa must act quickly to save his sleeper agents before they are assassinated! With the help of his sister, Shuri, he might be one step closer to the culprits...but is it too late? The assassins seem to always be one step ahead. And T'Challa better watch his back, for secrets lie everywhere... Rated T
EXTREME CARNAGE TOXIN #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Steve Orlando (A) Gerardo Sandoval (CA) Skan TOXIN RETURNS! Bren Waters, the new host of TOXIN, enters the fray! Will he be enough to turn the tide? Rated T+
MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #30 MARVEL COMICS (W) Saladin Ahmed, More (A) Carmen Nunez Carnero, More (CA) Taurin Clarke • HAPPY 10th ANNIVERSARY, MILES MORALES! This is it, ten years as Spider-Man and his future has never looked brighter. A who's who of Miles Morales Spider-Creators has been webbed together to make this the best Anniversary Special of all time! • MMSM TEAM-SUPREME Saladin Ahmed and Carmen Carnero show off Miles' new suit (designed by Chase Conley) and kick off his eleventh year (AND BIGGEST ONE YET)! • And the creative minds behind the Miles movies PHIL LORD, CHRISTOPHER MILLER and two-time Oscar nominee KEMP POWERS celebrate Miles' birthday in style with Miles Co-Creator SARA PICHELLI! • And that's not even all the candles we're putting on Miles' cake! Don't miss this Anniversary Special! Rated T
AVENGERS #48 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Javi Garron "WORLD WAR SHE-HULK" Continues! After being taken prisoner by the Russian Winter Guard and sent to the notorious assassin-training academy known as the Red Room, She-Hulk has been transformed into something terrifying. And now the Winter Hulk has been unleashed upon the world. And the only one who can stop her... is Gorilla-Man? Rated T+
STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC #9 MARVEL COMICS (W) Cavan Scott (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Phil Noto A NEW STORY BEGINS THIS ISSUE - THE SHADOW OF THE NIHIL! • Following the terrible events of The Rising Storm, the villainous NIHIL are in retreat, hunted by THE JEDI. • WAYSEEKER KNIGHT ORLA JARENI is attacked by a lone Nihil Stormship in deep space, a Stormship commanded by one of the Jedi's own. • Which of STARLIGHT BEACON'S number have joined the Nihil Horde? And how far will they turn from the Light? Rated T
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #14 WOBH MARVEL COMICS (W) Alyssa Wong (A) Minkyu Jung (CA) Sara Pichelli "REPEAT OFFENDERS" • DOCTOR APHRA and SANA STARROS are imprisoned by a POWERFUL ENEMY! • If they want to escape, they'll have to work together with former foes JUST LUCKY and ARIOLE... • And venture deeper into the heart of a CRIMSON DAWN FLAGSHIP! Rated T
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BATMAN CATWOMAN #7 (OF 12) (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!
SUICIDE SQUAD GET JOKER #2 (OF 3) (W) Briaz Azzarello (A) Alex Maleev, Matt Hollingsworth (CA) Alex Maleev After turning the tables on the Suicide Squad, The Joker gained control of the device that could detonate the bomb implanted in each of the team members’ heads. Now forced to do The Joker’s bidding, Red Hood, Harley, and the rest of Task Force X find themselves hunted by a newly formed Squad with a single mission: kill the previous Squad and take over hunting The Joker.
BATMAN #112 (FEAR STATE) (W) James Tynion IV, Brandon Thomas (A) Jorge Jimenez, Max Dunbar (CA) Jorge Jimenez A story over a year in the making and set into motion with Infinite Frontier #0, Fear State begins! Batman played into the hands of the Scarecrow, who has unleashed a coordinated attack on Gotham City through his manipulation of Simon Saint and Peacekeeper-01! But there are other forces at work with the emergence of an Anti-Oracle spreading fake news across all channels and inciting terror and violence on the streets of Gotham! Backup: Clownhunter has turned down help from Batman, Leslie Thompkins, the Red Hood, and everyone else who has offered it to him, thinking that he can handle being a vigilante on the streets of Gotham City by himself. But when he takes a shot at fighting the Scarecrow one-on-one, he’ll learn very quickly how much in this city he’s not ready for yet. NEW HERO - PEACEKEEPER X!
BATMAN THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE SEASON TWO #4 (OF 7) (W) Alan Burnett, Paul Dini (A) Ty Templeton (CA) Rob Guillory After a body washes ashore at the Gotham docks, Batman hunts for a mysterious mercenary known simply as the Muscle. But can the Dark Knight protect the assassin’s next target: Detective Renee Montoya?
GREEN LANTERN #6 (W) Geoffrey Thorne (A) Tom Raney, Marco Santucci (CA) Bernard Chang Far Sector’s Jo Mullein goes head-to-head with one-time Green Lantern Sinestro, now the leader of the Sinestro Corps that harnesses the yellow light of fear. But as Jo deals with Sinestro, Simon Baz finds out his former partner, Jessica Cruz, just joined the Yellow Lanterns as the Corps’ newest member. Then, in deep space, Kilowog, who’s been cut from the Corps, fights for his life in the Dark Sectors. But without a working ring, he may not stand much of a chance of survival.
INFINITE FRONTIER #6 (OF 6) (W) Joshua Williamson (A) Xermanico (CA) Mitch Gerads One story ends and the next phase of the DC Multiverse begins. We have one name for you: DARKSEID. Our heroes knew that someone had been pulling the strings this entire time, but are they prepared for it to be the biggest bad of all? As President Superman, Alan Scott, Roy Harper, and the rest converge for a showdown, the secret of Omega Planet is revealed. Plus, Barry Allen is put on a path he may never get off!
JUSTICE LEAGUE INFINITY #3 (OF 7) (W) J.M. DeMatteis, James Tucker (A) Ethen Beavers (CA) Dan Mora As the worlds continue to bleed in and out of each other, the Justice League looks to the cosmos to learn how to stop the chaos that’s been wrought. Meanwhile, Superman’s journey through the Multiverse brings him face to face with another Man of Steel, but is this one friend or foe?
SENSATIONAL WONDER WOMAN #7 (W) Sanya Anwar (A) Sanya Anwar (CA) Nicola Scott, Annette Kwok FINAL ISSUE! Drawn into investigating the apparent kidnapping of a famous socialite and her infant son, Wonder Woman dives deeper into Natalia Close’s twisted past and she begins to question what’s really going on. Can the Amazon hero convince the troubled Natalia to choose her real life over her villainous new persona…or was that life just a mask all along?
SUPERMAN AND THE AUTHORITY #4 (OF 4) (W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Mikel Janin Is the team ready for what’s next? Will the Man of Steel’s new super-group fall apart before they even begin? The Ultra-Humanite has put together his own team of rogues designed to match the Authority fist for fist. This series comes to an explosive conclusion that will threaten to split the Man of Steel in half!
JOKER PRESENTS A PUZZLEBOX #2 (OF 7) (W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Jesus Merino, Keron Grant, Dani (CA) Chip Zdarsky The mystery grows! With The Joker still in police custody for a murder he didn’t commit, it’s the perfect time for him to continue his tales of the twisted treasure hunt with Black Mask’s sojourn to the Siberian Sea and Harley Quinn bringing her over-the-top adventure underground.
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE REVELATION #3 (OF 4) DARK HORSE COMICS (W) Kevin Smith & Various (A) Mindy Lee (CA) Dave Wilkins 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 is hellbent on deciphering the secret of Grayskull. Meanwhile we learn the true origin of Evil-Lyn and how she came to be under the evil and powerful Skeletor. o The official prequel to the upcoming Netflix show!
STAR TREK MIRROR WAR #0 IDW PUBLISHING (W) David Tipton, Scott Tipton (A/CA) Carlos Nieto Get caught up with the Mirror Enterprise-D before its crew-helmed by Jean-Luc Picard-faces new threats and challenges in the upcoming Mirror War event Following the failure of the attempt to steal ships from the Prime Universe, Picard and the Mirror Crew are called back to Earth to report to the Emperor personally... so long as they can survive the trip!
TMNT THE LAST RONIN DESIGN ARCHIVE #1 IDW PUBLISHING (W/A/CA) Kevin Eastman & Various Never-before-seen behind the scenes artwork and design notes from TMNT: The Last Ronin #2 and #3-pulled straight from the mind of TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman and poured unfiltered onto the page! Cyborg ninjas, a transformed skyline, formidable ocean walls... you've visited the New York City of TMNT: The Last Ronin-now take a deep dive into what went into building the terrifying dystopia of the hottest comic of 2021! Go one step beyond the Director's Cut-every page of this deluxe oversized square bound edition is all-new, packed with never-before-printed material providing an unprecedented look behind the curtain of an unprecedented comic book event! Prove to your grandkids that you were here when it happened!
SW HIGH REPUBLIC ADV MONSTER TEMPLE PEAK #2 (OF 4) IDW PUBLISHING (W) Cavan Scott (A/CA) Rachael Stott Follow former Jedi turned saber-for-hire monster hunter Ty Yorrick in this adventure-packed High Republic miniseries by Cavan Scott and Rachael Stott! Ty begins the trek up Temple Peak, but the mountain's hungry creatures and slippery edges put her rusty Force skills to the test. Dangerous monsters, cliffs, and battles are second nature for Ty, though. But dealing with people? Well, that may be the hardest part of her mission...
TMNT ONGOING #121 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Sophie Campbell (A/CA) Jodie Nishijima It's an all-out confrontation as the Mutantimals clash with the Splinter Dojo for the fate of Mutant Town! Will the TMNT be able to keep their students from harm and take the fight to Old Hob?
AVENGERS TECH-ON #2 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Jim Zub (A) Chamba (CA) Eiichi Shimizu • The Avengers encounter Venom in Yokohama, but he's supersized, super charged and out of control! • Can Tony Stark's untested "Do Hatsu" mode upgrade turn the tide, or is this the beginning of the end? • AVENGERS: TECH-ON AVENGERS 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
DEFENDERS #2 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Javier Rodriguez THE MOTHER OF GALACTUS? The Defenders find themselves in the birthplace of Galactus - but the Devourer is not the man they remember. Meet Taaia, Omnimax and more as Al Ewing and Javier Rodríguez expand the cosmos - and put Doctor Strange's makeshift magical team in extreme jeopardy! Rated T+
ALIEN #7 MARVEL COMICS (W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Marc Aspinall THE SEARCH FOR SANCTUARY BEGINS! • A small colony of "Spinners," looking to lead a simpler life, have nearly completed terraforming a moon. • A ship crashes into their Eden from the heavens. • A terror is unleashed. Parental Advisory
STAR WARS WAR BOUNTY HUNTERS #4 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Charles Soule (A) Luke Ross (CA) Steve McNiven THE WAR CONTINUES! • The true machinations of the theft of HAN SOLO from BOBA FETT become clear, as one-time love of Solo QI'RA has returned her terrifying criminal organization, CRIMSON DAWN, to the galaxy. • Qi'ra used Han to bring the most powerful players in the galaxy together, and now the pieces are moving toward their endgame. • DARTH VADER, LUKE SKYWALKER, LEIA ORGANA, VALANCE, APHRA, THE HUTTS - all are vying for the ultimate prize, while Boba Fett's stuck in the middle, a simple man just trying to get what's his! Rated T
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BATMAN THE WORLD HC (W) Various (A) Various (CA) Lee Bermejo BRIAN AZZARELLO (writer)/ LEE BERMEJO (artist) - USA MATHIEU GABELLA (writer)/THIERRY MARTIN (artist) – France PACO ROCA (writer/artist) – Spain ALESSANDRO BILOTTA (writer)/ NICOLA MARI (artist) – Italy BENJAMIN VON ECKARTSBERG (writer)/THOMAS VON KUMMANT (artist)- Germany STEPAN KOPRIVA (writer)/MICHAL SUCHANEK (artist) – Czech Republic TOMASZ KOLODZIEJCZAK (writer)/PIOTR KOWALSKI, BRAD SIMPSON (artists) – Poland ERTAN ERGIL (writer)/ ETHEM ONUR BILGIC (artist) – Turkey ALBERTO CHIMAL (writer)/RULO VALDES (artist) – Mexico CARLOS ESTEFAN (writer)/PEDRO MAURO (artist) – Brazil INPYO JEON (writer)/ JAE-KWANG PARK , KIM JUNG JI (artists) – Korea, XU XIAODONG, LU XIAOTONG (writers)/QIU KUN, YI NAN (artists) – China Writers: KIRILL KUTUZOV , EGOR PRUTOV (writers)/ NATALIA ZAIDOVA (artist) OKADAYA YUICHI (artist/writer) - Japan DC takes Batman’s war on crime worldwide in a new hardcover anthology, Batman: The World. This 160-page book will feature Batman stories by creative teams from across the globe, taking place in their home countries. This original Batman project launches worldwide on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 and the complete anthology will be localized to the following international territories: North America, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic, Russia, Poland, Turkey, Mexico, Brazil, China, Korea, and Japan. This global collaboration is the first of its kind for DC, so join us for this phenomenon, proving that Batman is a true pop culture icon–and that the call for justice knows no borders.
I AM BATMAN #1 (W) John Ridley (A/CA) Olivier Coipel In the throes of Future State, the streets of Gotham City cry for justice and Jace Fox answers the call! With a new and improved Bat-Suit, Jace hits the streets to inspire and protect…as he follows the trail of the voice of misinformation and violence—the anarchistic Anti-Oracle! Can the new Dark Knight counterbalance their plan to inspire armed rebellion in the citizens of Gotham?! Can one man inspire a city?
BATMAN URBAN LEGENDS #7 (W) Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Various (A) Max Dunbar, Various (CA) Francesco Mattina The legend of Batman only begins with Bruce Wayne! For centuries to come different people will take up the mantle of Batman and defend the times they’re living in from all forms of villainy. See four of the finest Bats the future may offer! In Neo-Gotham, Bruce Wayne lies murdered in the Batcave. Terry McGinnis—Bruce Wayne’s final protégé—will travel into the dark heart of Neo-Gotham to find who killed the greatest hero the city ever knew. In Future State, Cassandra Cain just wants a moment to enjoy a hot meal but the Magistrate’s pursuit of her is relentless! In a blasted future, the Dark Knight stands alone against a murderous gang threatening his ruined city…and their mysterious leader will be a shocker! In the 853rd century, Batman One Million is a warden that must contain the galaxy’s criminals, but today there’s a breakout on Pluto.
BATMAN 89 #2 (OF 6) (W) Sam Hamm (A/CA) Joe Quinones A showdown in Burnside leaves both Batman and the Gotham borough reeling. As the community rallies together behind Harvey Dent, can Bruce find a way forward for both Batman and the city?
BATMAN THE DETECTIVE #5 (OF 6) (W) Tom Taylor (A) Andy Kubert, Sandra Hope (CA) Andy Kubert Equilibrium unmasked! Falling further behind the villainous Equilibrium, Batman enlists the help of the European Alliance of the Bat in hopes of turning the case around! With Squire in tow, the Dark Knight attempts to thwart a mass execution in Belgium in brutal, epic fashion!
FUTURE STATE GOTHAM #5 (W) Joshua Williamson, Dennis Culver (A) Giannis Milonogiannis (CA) Simone Di Meo Peacekeeper Red vs. the Next Batman—to the death! Captured and surrounded by psychopaths, Red Hood and the Next Batman must battle each other…to the death! It’s a throwdown for the ages! And they’re only too happy to do it! Plus, the origins of the newest Bat-villain, Warmonger, are revealed!
JUSTICE LEAGUE LAST RIDE #5 (OF 7) (W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Miguel Mendonca (CA) Darick Robertson APOKOLIPS—NOT AS SAFE A PLACE TO HIDE A WAR CRIMINAL AS YOU’D THINK! The Justice League has been tasked with bringing the master of war crimes, your one and only Lobo, to trial in order to account for a life of treachery. But while the League thought Apokolips would be the safest place to store a wanted murderer, there are others out on the hunt for Lobo…
PENNYWORTH #2 (OF 7) (W) Scott Bryan Wilson (A) Juan Gedeon (CA) Jorge Fornes More MI6 adventures for the star of TV’s Pennyworth! While investigating the possibility of nuclear weapons in a Soviet military base near the arctic circle on behalf of MI6, Alfred and Shirley find the real danger is something they never expected: a human science experiment gone terrifyingly wrong! Meanwhile, in the present, Alfred tries to figure out just who of his many enemies has it out for him this time…
RORSCHACH #12 (OF 12) (W) Tom King (A/CA) Jorge Fornes The end to the mystery is here! It’s been a long road to get here, and there have been a lot of dead bodies along the way, but the detective is very near closing the case. All the disparate threads lead back to the crime itself, to the assassination attempt that claimed the lives of the would-be assassins. Find out how it all went wrong for the comic book artist who put on a mask and declared himself Rorschach.
SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL #3 (W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) John Timms Jonathan Kent hasn’t been Superman for long, but he’s upset some powerful people with his heroism. And the underground news source known as the Truth is helping Jon open his eyes to evils in the world that could be more powerful than the new Man of Steel. Continuing the brand-new saga of Superman from Tom Taylor, the writer of Nightwing, and John Timms, artist on Future State: Superman of Metropolis
BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES #6 (OF 12) (W) Sholly Fisch (A/CA) Scott Jeralds The untold eerie mystery that brought about the first historic meeting between...a young Batman and a pup named Scooby-Doo!
JOKER #7 (W) James Tynion IV, Sam Johns (A) Guillem March, Sweeney Boo (CA) Guillem March Très bien—the Joker visits Paris! Gordon must get to Joker ahead of the Sampsons, but has the Clown Prince set an ambush for his pursuers? Plus, Barbara fights for her life after her introduction to the new Talon! Punchline backup: The search for Kelly Ness—Punchline’s former friend who is also in Blackgate Penitentiary—begins.
KING SPAWN #2 IMAGE COMICS (W) Sean Lewis, Todd McFarlane (A) Javier Fernandez (CA) Don Aguillo One of the most vile and horrific villains in the SPAWN mythology returns: Billy Kincaid...now, simply called KINCAID. But his new campaign to murder is more than it seems. Like everyone else in SPAWN'S UNIVERSE...battle lines have been drawn, and all-out war is about to be unleashed.
GODZILLA RIVALS VS MOTHRA IDW PUBLISHING (W) Mary Kenney (A) SL Gallant (CA) E. J. Su The Monster in the Lake! Nature can't be contained in this brand-new issue of Godzilla Rivals! Something is trapped in Lake Ikeda-Mothra, the ancient and beautiful guardian of nature and humanity! But when one kaiju awakens, Godzilla is sure to be close behind...
TRANSFORMERS #35 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Brian Ruckley (A) Anna Malkova (CA) Juan Samu "Sea of Rust," part two! Termagax has many secrets - information that could forever tip the scales in the favor of the Autobots or the Decepticons. As the Decepticons close in, she allows Optimus Prime and the two other Autobots she respects into her inner sanctum to share her knowledge. But will the Autobots be able to act on it before the Decepticons start their siege? And where does Skywarp factor into the equation?
ETERNALS THANOS RISES #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Kieron Gillen (A) Dustin Weaver (CA) Esad Ribic • Eternals are created, not born. They have families, but their families make no new children. • It's simply not what Eternals do. • Some of them thought they could find a way to change that and believed it would be for the best. • They were terribly, terribly wrong. Rated T+
X-MEN TRIAL OF MAGNETO #2 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Leah Williams (A) Lucas Werneck (CA) Valerio Schiti HABEAS CORPSES! • Heroes of the Marvel Universe came to Krakoa for a memorial. Now they've got a fight. • Magneto pushes Krakoa and the Council to the brink! • Also... there's something wrong with the body... Rated T+
EXTREME CARNAGE AGONY #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Alyssa Wong (A) Fran Galan (CA) Skan ENTER: AGONY! As the odds (and symbiotes!) stack against our heroes, is there any way they can win against Carnage? Rated T+
FANTASTIC FOUR LIFE STORY #4 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Mark Russell (A) Sean Izaakse (CA) Daniel Acuna Against the backdrop of the freewheeling 1990s, Ben Grimm reflects on love and loss as the Fantastic Four prepare to do battle against Galactus. Rated T
IRON MAN #12 MARVEL COMICS (W) Christopher Cantwell (A) Angel Unzueta (CA) Alex Ross Iron Man is a long way from Earth. He now stands on the decks of Galactus' worldship, Taa II, in deep space, and though he doesn't have to face the World-Eater himself this time around, he certainly has to deal with the ship's most brutal and lethal defenses. If he manages to survive those, it's only a matter of moments before Tony Stark will have to turn around and confront his fiercest foe of recent memory, KORVAC. Tony must also face the mad android's zealous disciples, all of whom have a personal ax to grind with the Golden Avenger-THE CONTROLLER, UNICORN, BLIZZARD and their most recent addition, a robotically enslaved ORIGINAL HUMAN TORCH. This showdown has been a long time coming, but Tony wasn't counting on five-against-one odds. Tony needs backup. Tony could use some friends. Rated T+
STAR WARS WAR BOUNTY HUNTERS BOUSHH #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Alyssa Wong (A) David Baldeon (CA) Mahmud Asrar THE SECRET ORIGIN OF BOUSHH! A "WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS" TIE-IN! Before PRINCESS LEIA acquired his armor to infiltrate Jabba the Hutt's palace, BOUSHH roamed the galaxy as a bounty hunter. He and his team of lethal warriors were exiled from their homeworld; but what horrible event from Boushh's past doomed them all to wander with no hope of ever returning? Desperate to survive, Boushh takes a suspicious job from a shadowy organization to assassinate DOMINA TAGGE, the leader of the powerful Tagge Family - a galactic dynasty stretching back countless generations. But Domina is the most dangerous enemy Boushh has ever faced, and the desperate exile has the most difficult choice of his life to make! ALYSSA WONG and David Baldeón'S one-shot is the third 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 DARTH VADER #16 WOBH MARVEL COMICS (W) Greg Pak (A) Raffaele Ienco (CA) Aaron Kuder "TARGET SKYWALKER" • All of DARTH VADER'S careful scheming and brutal power moves to claim HAN SOLO'S frozen body have one ultimate end goal: LUKE SKYWALKER, the only person who could challenge Vader's primacy at the Emperor's side. • Now everything comes to a head as father closes in on son and Luke finally grasps a shocking truth... • ...one that will shape his destiny FOREVER! Rated T
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BATMAN #113 CVR A JORGE JIMENEZ (FEAR STATE) (W) James Tynion IV, Brandon Thomas (A) Jorge Jimenez, Max Dunbar (CA) Jorge Jimenez Ghost-Maker reveals a dark revelation about his past connection to Jonathan Crane while Batman puts together the pieces of Scarecrow’s master plan. Using the Unsanity Collective’s technology, the villain plans to detonate a "Fear Bomb" in Gotham City! Backup: Clownhunter has been dosed by the Scarecrow with a deadly fear toxin and is now traveling through his greatest nightmare of Gotham City. Will the Clownhunter center himself and strike back at Scarecrow? Or will he succumb to all his worst fears?!
BATMAN VS BIGBY A WOLF IN GOTHAM #1 (OF 6) (W) Bill Willingham (A) Brian Level (CA) Yanick Paquette With the blood dry at Gotham’s fourth gruesome murder scene in as many weeks, Batman is stumped. The same hallmarks haunt each investigation: brute-force entries, bodies ripped to shreds and stamped with enormous bite marks, and clumps of fur—wolf fur—scattered in the wreckage. The streets buzz with rumors of the "Werewolf of Gotham." Determined to crack this case, Batman finds no leads and a mysterious, hairy, chain-smoking figure dogging his every move. The Dark Knight’s dangerously close to losing his cool when a series of bombings levels the city’s libraries in the days leading up to the 32nd annual Gotham Literary Festival. As Batman narrows in on the Bookworm and his literary henchmen, he discovers that an invaluable book from another world is at the center of the violence. Stranger still, the wolf is in on it. But what kind of monster is built from such brains and brawn—and is he an enemy or an ally? Worlds collide as a Gotham mystery kick-starts a return to the world of Fables!
JUSTICE LEAGUE #68 (W) Brian Michael Bendis, Ram V (A) Siya Oum, Scott Godlewski (CA) David Marquez THE TOUR! The Justice League has some new members. And those members get a tour of the Hall of Justice from the legends who helped build it while they learn about the people who have dedicated their entire lives to its higher calling. Merlin and his army of the aquatic dead have taken over Atlantis! Can Zatanna handle him and the horror she is hiding within?
LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #5 (W) Brandon Thomas (A/CA) Giannis Milonogiannis The Calendar Man’s new obsession lies with the Martian calendar. He’s committing horrific new crimes to appease a Martian death god and take on its power. For Batman to solve these crimes and bring down Calendar Man, he’ll need to call in the Martian Manhunter for help.
SUPERGIRL WOMAN OF TOMORROW #4 (OF 8) CVR A BILQUIS EVELY (W) Tom King (A/CA) Bilquis Evely Supergirl sets her sights on the Brigands, a group of dastardly nomads hell-bent on slaughtering all they come across. Now she must follow their path of destruction to find the fugitive they've been hiding who set her on this intergalactic journey in the first place!
SPAWN #322 IMAGE COMICS (W) Todd McFarlane (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Bjorn Barends An all-new villain makes his FIRST appearance...the DISRUPTOR! But Spawn is already fighting another battle. How can he be in two places at the same time? And if he can't be...then someone dies!
STAR WARS ADV GHOST VADERS CASTLE #1 (OF 5) IDW PUBLISHING (W) Cavan Scott (A) Francesco Francavilla, Megan Levens (CA) Francesco Francavilla Join Cavan Scott, Francesco Francavilla, and a host of classic Star Wars artists in the epic conclusion to the Vader's Castle saga! Star Wars Adventures: Ghosts of Vader's Castle is a horror-packed, star-studded, five-week event guaranteed to haunt your dreams. In issue #1, life is looking up for Lina and Milo Graf and Crater, but Milo has been having nightmares... about zombie droids! Find out what's causing these dreams and if Milo can handle being haunted by the GHOSTS OF VADER'S CASTLE.
TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS #8 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Erik Burnham (A) Winston Chan (CA) Andrew Griffith "Pod," part two! Blackarachnia has made her way to the Maximal ship, the Axalon, and encountered her first Maximal, Cheetor. Now she's gone missing again and it's up to the whole crew to find the mysteriously disappearing spider... before she finds them!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #74 MARVEL COMICS (W) Nick Spencer (A) Patrick Gleason, More (CA) Patrick Gleason • It's AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #875, and the whole ASM team is coming together to bring you a massive issue that is the culmination of three years of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! • It's all lead to this... "Hunted," "Sins Rising," "Last Remains," "King's Ransom," "Chameleon Conspiracy," "Sinister War"...and so much more all led to this climax and conclusion to Nick Spencer's landmark run on the best comic book in the world. • What will happen with Peter and MJ, Mysterio, J. Jonah Jameson, Norman Osborn, Aunt May and Kindred?! FIND OUT HERE! Rated T+
DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE #1 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Jed MacKay (A) Lee Garbett (CA) Kaare Andrews DEATH COMES FOR THE SORCERER SUPREME! Doctor Stephen Strange is the world's greatest neurosurgeon and Earth's Sorcerer Supreme. He defends our planet from the supernatural and interdimensional threats no other hero is equipped to handle. But what would happen if he unexpectedly died? Who would protect Earth and keep the mystical evils at bay? And most importantly...who killed Stephen Strange?! The final chapter in the life of Doctor Strange starts here by Jed MacKay (Moon Knight, Black Cat) and Lee Garbett (Captain Marvel)! Rated T+
X-MEN ONSLAUGHT REVELATION #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Si Spurrier (A) Bob Quinn (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli YOU HAVE STRAYED FROM THE WAY OF X. THE ONSLAUGHT IS UPON YOU! • The X-Men's greatest foe, mutantkind's primal evil, slithers in the minds of its most senior leaders... • The kids whisper of the CRUCI-BALL: a party to end all parties. A party to end everything. • The seals are broken, the trumpets have sounded; only a small band of eccentric mutants can hope to break the fall... • Can Nightcrawler light the spark that will drive out the shadows... or will Krakoa slip into the abyss...?
X-MEN #3 MARVEL COMICS (W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Pepe Larraz EVOLUTION IS THE ENEMY! The X-Men are no strangers to being targeted for their genes...but when the High Evolutionary returns with his brand of unnatural selection, the survival of the whole planet is at stake! Rated T+
X-MEN LEGENDS #7 MARVEL COMICS (W) Larry Hama (A/CA) Billy Tan WOLVERINE. JUBILEE. HAMA. Any way you slice it, the ultimate team-up is back, bub! Comics legend Larry Hama returns to his run on WOLVERINE, with the start of an all-new adventure that will pit the man formerly known as WEAPON X, and fan-favorite JUBILEE, against a host of their deadliest foes! When two young mutants disappear, our heroes set off for Japan to track them down. But LADY DEATHSTRIKE and THE HAND have their own designs on the duo, and it'll take no small measure of blood, sweat and adamantium to change their minds! Illustrated by the incomparable Billy Tan, get set for the start of a deadly international mutant conflict! Rated T+
SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN CROSSROADS #3 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Peter David (A/CA) Greg Land • The dimensional-warp tour keeps rolling as SPIDER-MAN comes face-to-face with a certain big red dinosaur! • If dinosaurs weren't enough, an unlikely HULK rears his frightening head! • PLUS: Black Cat and Doctor Strange! Rated T
FANTASTIC FOUR #36 MARVEL COMICS (W) Dan Slott (A) Nico Leon (CA) Mark Brooks "UNSTABLE" • The fallout from THE BRIDE OF DOOM and DEATH IN 4 DIMENSIONS can still be felt! • And now the 60th anniversary of the Fantastic Four has led to THIS! Rated T
STAR WARS BOUNTY HUNTERS #16 WOBH MARVEL COMICS (W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Paolo Villanelli (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli "SHADOW SOLDIERS" • VALANCE and DENGAR make a last stand against DEATHSTICK! • T'ONGA seeks help from a LEGENDARY BOUNTY HUNTER! • The bounty hunters converge on a high-stakes auction as CRIMSON DAWN'S plans come into focus! Rated T
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DETECTIVE COMICS #1043 CVR A DAN MORA (FEAR STATE) (W) Mariko Tamaki, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Dan Mora, Darick Robertson (CA) Dan Mora Fear State grips Gotham City! When Mayor Nakano’s city hall office finds itself under siege, the only hero who can help the embattled local official is the man Nakano pledged to rid from Gotham: Batman. The top vigilante in the city must protect the man who’s fought so hard to put an end to masked heroes in an action-packed car chase that culminates in a shocking ending that’ll give readers nightmares. Backup: Wait, how did Red Hood end up in Deb Donovan’s apartment? And what the hell gives him the right to eat all her frosted cereal? As Gotham’s troubled son and the city’s toughest reporter set out to uncover the mystery of the missing A-Day corpses, they run into more answers than they bargained for culminating in a deadly shoot out that renders Red Hood down for the count! Can Deb Donovan make it out alive to tell the tale of her harrowing adventure? And what will Red Hood's capture mean for the Bat-Family? It all leads to next month's terrifying new chapter in Gotham history: TASK FORCE Z!
ACTION COMICS #1035 (W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Sean Lewis (A) Daniel Sampere, Sami Basri (CA) Daniel Sampere Superman keeps the abandoned Warworld weapon out of the hands of anyone who might misuse it. But now the Justice League questions his judgment. It’s time for Clark Kent to put up or shut up. In "Tales of Metropolis," the Guardian comes to the city. Is this another step toward Future State?
BATMAN REPTILIAN #4 (OF 6) (MR) (W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) Liam Sharp The monster—revealed! Trailing behind the mysterious reptilian menace savaging Gotham, Batman hits the streets hard searching for answers but finds only more questions. The Dark Knight takes his search beneath the streets and into the sewers to seek out Killer Croc. But when he finds the reptilian rogue, he quickly realizes that this may be the strangest case of his career.
BATMAN SUPERMAN #22 (W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Paul Pelletier (CA) Ivan Reis, Danny Miki SERIES FINALE! Mr. Mxyzptlk resurrecting Calendar Man from his death during A-Day is causing some reality-rattling consequences. If Superman and Batman are going to prevent a fifth-dimensional god-being from compartmentalizing all of existence, they’re going to need to turn to some unlikely allies.
SUPERMAN 78 #2 (OF 6) (W) Robert Venditti (A) Wilfredo Torres (CA) Ben Oliver After a battle with a rampaging robot, Superman enlists an unlikely ally to crack the code behind who sent it. He needs an intelligent technological genius, and that can only mean one person: Lex Luthor!
WONDER WOMAN BLACK & GOLD #4 (OF 6) (W) Various (A) Various (CA) Tula Lotay Writers: Andrew Constant, Paul Azaceta, Sina Grace, Andrew Maclean, And Nnedi Okorafor. Artists: Nicola Scott, Paul Azaceta, Leo Romero, Andrew Maclean, And Jack T. Cole. Mod myths of might and mystery! This month’s stories are literally out of this world! You won’t want to miss Diana traveling to deep space, going toe-to-toe with a feathered friend from her past, and heading back to the ’60s for an unexpected mod-era tale. All this and more in an issue jam-packed with tales trimmed in Wonder Woman’s signature gold!
GROO MEETS TARZAN #3 (OF 4) DARK HORSE COMICS (W) Mark Evanier, Sergio Aragones (A/CA) Sergio Aragones, Tom Yeates As Mark navigates through the dangers of Comic-Con International, Sergio-still lost in the Chula Vista Safari Jungle Land-meets snakes, vultures, and more lions! Meanwhile, Groo decides to help Tarzan defeat the slavers he's been tracking-if only Tarzan knew Groo's potential for disaster. Tarzan artist Thomas Yeates jams with Sergio Aragonés! Also-Rufferto the dog continues to entertain in his marvelous backup strips!
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO YEARBOOK #3 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Larry Hama (A) Ron Wagner, Mike Zeck (CA) Roi Mercado Relive the classic era of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero in this very special reprint of Yearbook #3. Featuring the classic tales "Hush Job" and "My Dinner with Serpentor" -- plus TONS of extras -- Living Legend Larry Hama and his top-notch team of artists take us on an unforgettable journey that features spies, ninjas, soldiers, swords, guns, and... PIZZA! It's all here in this must-have comic for long-time collectors and new fans alike. Includes a brand-new cover by superstar-artist-in-the-making Roi Mercado!
STAR WARS ADV GHOST VADERS CASTLE #2 (OF 5) IDW PUBLISHING (W) Cavan Scott (A) Francesco Francavilla, Megan Levens (CA) Francesco Francavilla The epic five week event miniseries Star Wars Adventures: Ghosts of Vader's Castle continues! In issue #2, Lina searches for the now missing Milo and Crater and runs into... Jaxxon! He reveals that he, too, has been having nightmares, but of vicious Wookiees bigger than mountains! It seems the GHOSTS OF VADER'S CASTLE are haunting everyone's dreams...
TRANSFORMERS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL IDW PUBLISHING (W) Dan Watters (A) Bethany McGuire-Smith (CA) Nicole Goux Whispers of a disembodied spark howling alone in the desert are floating around Cybertron. Whispers of Starscream's loyalty to Megatron's cause are also floating around. Frustrated and needing some space to clear his head, Starscream visits the desert and is surprised to actually hear the rumored screams. He follows the sound and is met with a creature that makes him question what it means to be a cybernetic being. Starscream faces off with this grotesque experiment in "I Have No Mouth And I Must Starscream," by Dan Watters (Home Sick Pilots, Lucifer, The Sandman Universe).
TRANSFORMERS SHATTERED GLASS #2 (OF 5) IDW PUBLISHING (W) Danny Lore (A) Dan Khanna (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 #2, Megatron is the only bot who can stop the three Autobot warlords from acquiring information that could reignite the war, but can he forgive his past mistakes and take up the mantle of Deception leader again
INFERNO #1 (OF 4) MARVEL COMICS (W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Valerio Schiti (CA) Jerome Opena THE CULMINATION OF JONATHAN HICKMAN'S X-MEN BEGINS HERE! "There will be an island-not the first, but the last..." Promises were made and broken. The rulers of Krakoa have been playing a dangerous game with a dangerous woman, and they are about to see how badly that can burn them. Mastermind of the X-Men JONATHAN HICKMAN brings his plans to a head, joined by an incredible lineup of artists beginning with VALERIO SCHITI... as one woman follows through on her promise to burn the nation of Krakoa to the ground.
DARKHOLD ALPHA #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Steve Orlando (A) Cian Tormey (CA) Greg Smallwood ENTER THE PAGES OF THE DARKHOLD - AND LOSE YOUR MIND IN MIGHTY MARVEL FASHION! Critically acclaimed writer Steve Orlando joins forces with extraordinary artist Cian Tormey for a story that will delight and terrify! For hundreds of years, scholars and heroes alike have searched for the complete text of the Darkhold - a.k.a. the Book of the Damned, written by the elder god Chthon. Now one of the greatest sorcerers in the Multiverse has found it - and Chthon has found him. To save them all, the Scarlet Witch must gather the world's greatest heroes...and unleash their inner darkness. Witness the Marvel Universe's descent into chaos!
EXTREME CARNAGE OMEGA #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Manuel Garcia (CA) Dave Rapoza IT'S ALL COME DOWN TO THIS! CARNAGE WINS! Rated T+
AMAZING FANTASY #3 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W/A/CA) Kaare Andrews EXPERIENCE THESE HEROES LIKE NEVER BEFORE! On this amazing island of fantasy, World War II Cap, teenaged Spidey and spy school Black Widow have found their tribes. They must now meet on the battlefield of death. The stage is set. The actors are in place. All that's left is WAR. Or is there one last chance to stop it all? Rated T+
WOLVERINE #16 MARVEL COMICS (W) Ben Percy (A/CA) Adam Kubert THE SOLEM TRUTH! The game is nearly over... but when SOLEM is involved, that's just an excuse to change the rules. Did you figure out the mystery before WOLVERINE? Parental Advisory
THE MARVELS #5 MARVEL COMICS (W) Kurt Busiek (A) Yildiray Cinar (CA) Alex Ross For starters, there's a Big Little Book. Plus monsters, international mayhem, the arrival of heroes in trouble and a deadly threat for Dr. Strange. And apartment problems, phone calls and an audience with Namor of Atlantis. You know, those kinds of things. Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Storm and more, plus the return of a Golden Age great and... Dakota North? Man, when we say "marvels," we mean marvels! Don't miss it - we'd miss you! Rated T
THOR #17 MARVEL COMICS (W) Donny Cates (A) Michele Bandini (CA) Olivier Coipel THE EPIC FINALE OF "REVELATIONS"! Thor, ruler of Asgard, can now focus on just that - ruling! But with power comes truth, and Thor will learn that being king isn't so simple. When havoc on Midgard begins, Mjolnir seems to have vanished under the Avengers' watch. And Thor must learn more than one truth this day. The shocking conclusion of "Revelations" that no one will see coming is here! Rated T+
STAR WARS #17 WOBH MARVEL COMICS (W) Charles Soule (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Carlo Pagulayan "THE CHASE!" • SITH LORD DARTH VADER has discovered that his son, Jedi Knight LUKE SKYWALKER, is finally within striking distance. • He will pursue him to the very ends of space... Who is hunting whom? • Meanwhile, LEIA ORGANA battles the forces of CRIMSON DAWN to regain her lost love, HAN SOLO. Rated T