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                       DECEMBER 2021 NEWSLETTER

With December, 2021 comes to an end. The year was filled with a lot of thrills, chills, surprises. Bring on 2022! Not sure what to get the comic book fan in your life?  Surprise them with a Time Out For Comics! membership or a subscription to one or more of their favorite titles.  We still have our ongoing FIFTY CENTS back issue sale!. Take advantage of great savings!!

                     SHIPPING DECEMBER 1:

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES BEST OF SHREDDER #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W/A) Misc (CA) James Biggie
The Turtles have met their match in this collection featuring the best stories of Shredder! From the Turtles' Mirage Studios debut to the present day of IDW comics, the leader of the Foot Clan has been a consistent menace to the heroes in a half shell since their inception! Featuring stories from across multiple TMNT publishers, this collection is perfect for any fan of Shredder!

STAR TREK MIRROR WAR DATA #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Celeste Bronfman (A/CA) Roberta Ingranata
The spotlight turns to Data in this one-shot set in the Mirror Universe of The Next Generation! Expand upon the world of The Mirror War!
Data and Barclay's relationship has been strained since Barclay returned from the Prime universe. When Barclay becomes preoccupied with revenge, Data determines to help him right past wrongs so that the human can return to peak operating efficiency. Can the two put aside their differences and work together?

DEVILS REIGN #1 (OF 6)
MARVEL PRH
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Marco Checchetto
The story that's been building for years is here! Wilson Fisk went from Kingpin to Mayor of the biggest city in America and is going to bring his full criminal and political power to bear on the super heroes who call NYC home. The man who once destroyed Daredevil has set his sights on The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and more. And since it's Fisk, once he takes them all down, you know he's going to sign it.
CROSSBONES! TASKMASTER! TYPHOID MARY! SHOCKER! WHIPLASH! RHINO! KRAVEN! Fisk has an ARMY of super villains at his command - and this is just his opening salvo. For years, Fisk has waited for his time to strike, and YOU WON'T BELIEVE the aces he's got up his sleeves!
RATED T+

TIMELESS #1
MARVEL PRH
(W) Jed MacKay (A) Kev Walker, More (CA) Kael Ngu
HOW DO YOU WIN A WAR AGAINST TIME?
A special year-ending adventure that gives portents as to what is to come in the Marvel Universe over the next twelve months! Kang the Conqueror is a warrior, a destroyer, a subjugator-but even he is subject to the whims and vicissitudes of time itself. So when a parallel timeline threatens to overwrite the future that Kang has fought so long and so hard to control, the master of the ages has no choice but to go to war with time itself, battling through days of tomorrow as he struggles to prevent the end of what is to come!
Featuring all the major players in the Marvel pantheon!
RATED T

AVENGERS FOREVER #1
MARVEL PRH
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Aaron Kuder
AN ALL-NEW SERIES STARRING THE AVENGERS OF THE MULTIVERSE!
On a quest for cosmic vengeance, Ghost Rider finds himself roaring through the wasteland on a ruined Earth, where the great age of heroes never came to be, where hope is a four-letter word and where his only ally in the coming battle against the greatest villains any universe has ever seen is the world's most wanted archaeologist, Tony Stark...the Invincible Ant-Man. Spinning out of the cataclysmic events of AVENGERS #750 and operating in lockstep with the prime AVENGERS series, the next great Avengers saga begins here, as the Mightiest Heroes of every Earth begin to assemble.
RATED T+

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #80.BEY
MARVEL PRH
(W) Cody Ziglar (A/CA) Mark Bagley
• With her nephew at death's door, May Parker is not just going to sit around accepting that Peter's ailments aren't solvable with conventional means.
•  Aunt May is going to seek UNCONVENTIONAL MEANS by way of her ex-fiancé DOCTOR OCTOPUS!!!
•  One of the most controversial couples in comics history is back together, and they're Peter Parker's only hope of living through BEYOND!
RATED T+

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #81
MARVEL PRH
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Carlos E. Gomez (CA) Arthur Adams
• It's new Spider-Man vs. newest Spider-Man!!!
•  The Beyond Corporation paid a lot of money for the Spider-Man trademark and does not take kindly to an unlicensed Spider-Man running around Brooklyn.
•  So it's up to Ben Reilly to take Miles Morales down.
RATED T+

HULK #2
MARVEL PRH
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Ryan Ottley
"MAD SCIENTIST" PART 2 OF 6
Bruce Banner finally has total control with the Hulk locked away. But with a tight grip on his plans, Bruce forgot one thing...variables can happen at any time...and this one? Even Bruce couldn't have imagined. The craziness continues, as the Hulk hurdles further into space, but they are not alone out there!
RATED T+

THE THING #2 (OF 6)
MARVEL PRH
(W) Walter Mosley (A/CA) Tom Reilly
WALTER MOSLEY'S FORAY INTO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE CONTINUES!
From the stage at Radio City Music Hall to a secret underground conclave situated deep beneath Central Park, bashful Benjamin J. Grimm fights and fights and fights to rescue his newfound love, Amaryllis, from the seemingly unstoppable Brusque! But there's more going on than meets the eye, and the Thing's epic journey continues to take larger and larger steps, from the gritty urban setting of Yancy Street to the
far-flung reaches of the cosmos!
RATED T

VENOM #3
MARVEL PRH
(W) Ram V. (A/CA) Bryan Hitch
• As everything Dylan Brock has come to know and love unravels around him, he is beginning to realize a terrible truth: The VENOM SYMBIOTE is not a harmless pet, no matter how much it pretends to be one.
•  It's an alien. A dangerous, violent, often bloodthirsty alien. Whatever bond it had with Dylan's father, Eddie Brock, special as it may have been...is gone. And Dylan might be soon too.
RATED T+

WASTELANDERS WOLVERINE #1
MARVEL PRH
(W) Steven S. DeKnight (A) Ibrahim Moustafa (CA) Josemaria Casanovas
STEVEN S. DEKNIGHT LEADS THE RETURN TO THE WASTELANDS OF OLD MAN LOGAN!
The super villains united and took out most of the world's super heroes decades ago, and while the man known as LOGAN attempted to live a life of peace, he had to pop the claws once again to do what he does best! But saving the day looks different with the Baby Hulk under his care. Is Logan doing the right thing by protecting the progeny of the HULK or dooming what's left of the war-torn world? Logan may not have long to ponder if he is crushed by the ADAMANTIUM ARMOR of his newfound enemy DOWNFALL!
Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil season 1 showrunner, WOLVERINE: BLACK, WHITE & BLOOD) teams with fan-favorite artist Ibrahim Moustafa to tell an all-new story of WOLVERINE in the days after the conclusion of the original OLD MAN LOGAN, as he fights once again to save the people of the Wastelands who have been crushed under the heel of the RED SKULL and BRUCE BANNER!
PARENTAL ADVISORY

DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE BLADE #1
MARVEL PRH
(W) Danny Lore (A) Dylan Burnett (CA) Bosslogic
A long time ago, Doctor Strange destroyed every vampire in the world with one spell, including Dracula.Now, with Strange dead, Dracula's Vampire Nation celebrates!
That doesn't sit too well with Strange's old friend, and new Vampire Nation sheriff, Blade the Vampire Hunter! But what happens when interlopers from another dimension invade the vamp's territory and put all the bloodsuckers' lives at risk? Will Blade do his duty to protect them? Or will he help make sure the vamps stay wiped out this time?
RATED T+

STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC #12
MARVEL PRH
(W) Cavan Scott (A) Georges Jeanty (CA) Phil Noto
THE HUNT FOR LOURNA DEE CONTINUES!
•  The NIHIL have unleashed a nameless terror against the Jedi. MARSHAL AVAR KRISS is more determined than ever to bring LOURNA DEE to justice, but does STELLAN GIOS and the JEDI COUNCIL agree?
•  As KEEVE TRENNIS struggles with what she experienced on the Nihil base, the Jedi prepare for war.
•  PLUS, the truth about SSKEER is finally revealed - but what does it mean for his future?
RATED T

                    SHIPPING DECEMBER 8:

TMNT ONGOING #124
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Sophie Campbell (A) Jodie Nishijima (CA) Ken Garing
The TMNT and their Mutant Town neighbors celebrate the holidays, but not everyone is enjoying the times-the Turtles feel the absence of Master Splinter, tensions are rising in the neighborhood, and a new threat is emerging. Can the Turtles find their way back to the spirit of the season before disaster strikes?

TRANSFORMERS KING GRIMLOCK #5 (OF 5)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Steve Orlando (A) Agustin Padilla (CA) Cian Tormey
The epic conclusion to King Grimlock! Grimlock faces off against his greatest opponent yet, the Sun God of Menonia, Soltron! But first, he'll have to get past Soltron's newest accolite... his own former student, Arko! It's the battle for not just the kingdom, but the whole world!

TRANSFORMERS WRECKERS TREAD & CIRCUITS #3 (OF 4)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) David Mariotte (A) Jack Lawrence (CA) Adam Bryce Thomas
The race is on! The Speedia 500 has begun and the Wreckers are doing their best to keep up with the finest racers from across Velocitron. But with an explosion, it's mayhem on the track as an assault is launched on the race. Can the Wreckers maintain their cover and take down their foes or will they be both wrecked and ruled?

BATMAN ONE DARK KNIGHT #1 (OF 3)
DC Comics
(W/A/CA) Jock
From high above the sweltering summer streets of Gotham, Batman planned to escort the GCPD as the dangerous metahuman super-villain known as E.M.P. was transferred from a holding cell to his permanent home at Blackgate Prison. E.M.P.’s electrical powers posed a threat, but the situation was in hand—until it wasn’t. Now every light in Gotham is out, the police are in disarray, and a broken, bleeding Batman must fight his way to Blackgate, block by block, dragging E.M.P. behind him. But the dark corners of Gotham hold many surprises…and E.M.P. has many more shocks to deliver before the night is through! One of the most iconic Batman artists of the 21st century, the incomparable Jock (The Batman Who Laughs, Batman: The Black Mirror), has focused all his storytelling powers on the tale of one very, very dark night in Gotham City. It’s always darkest before the dawn—if it ever comes…

DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL #2 (OF 12)
DC Comics
(W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) Yasmine Putri
The epic high-fantasy DC Universe adventure continues as a shocking assassination has the kingdoms on the brink of world war! From worldwide bestselling writer Tom Taylor (DCeased, Superman: Son of Kal-El) and acclaimed artist Yasmine Putri comes a generational high-fantasy tale of good and evil within the DCU!

BATMAN THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE SEASON II #7 (OF 7)
DC Comics
(W) Alan Burnett, Paul Dini (A) Rick Burchett (CA) Christian Ward
Mayor Mayhem’s grip over Gotham tightens as he enacts a plan that puts Barbara Gordon at the center of a political scandal! Batman, Nightwing, and Robin leap into action to expose Mayfield’s plans for Gotham and break his hypnotic hold over the city before the polls close. But when all roads lead to Arkham, can the Bat Family take down all of the city’s costumed criminals?!

JUSTICE LEAGUE INFINITY #6 (OF 7)
DC Comics
(W) JM DeMatteis, James Tucker (A) Ethen Beavers (CA) James Stokoe
Both Justice Leagues arrive at the nexus of all realities, the Mirrored Room. Though they had hoped to find their old friend Amazo, what the League finds left behind in the ruins of the shattered mirrors is a far cry from the sentient android!

JOKER PRESENTS A PUZZLEBOX #5 (OF 7)
DC Comics
(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Jesus Merino, Chris Mooneyham, Freddie E. Williams III (CA) Chip Zdarsky
It's all coming together! With the Riddler's treasure hunt complete, the villains must gather to assemble the mysterious box. But putting that many criminals in a room is a dangerous thing...Unless that was the plan all along. And finally, the Gotham Police will hear Two-Face, Harley Quinn, the Penguin, and the Mad Hatter's side of the story. But they all end with the same thing—Batman!

BATMAN #118
DC Comics
(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Jorge Molina
New creative team! Start of a new story arc as Batman leaves Gotham! "Abyss" part one! As Gotham celebrates surviving Fear State, Batman retreats alone into the darkness. But when he learns of a mystery involving Batman Inc., it forces the Caped Crusader to leave Gotham for a brand-new adventure! Thrills, chills, and international intrigue await! The Dark Knight begins a new story with superstar artist Jorge Molina and new writer Joshua Williamson!

WORLD OF KRYPTON #1 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Robert Venditti (A) Michael Avon Oeming (CA) Mico Suayan
A modern telling of one of the most storied periods in comics! Krypton is a utopia admired across the universe for its achievements in science and culture, but its shining towers and regal people conceal a planet rotting at its core. When a catastrophic event befalls Krypton’s natural world, it points toward a mass extinction in the making. Jor-El, head of Krypton’s revered Science Council, embarks on a mission to save a world that may already have passed the point of no return. Shining new light on the famous characters of Krypton’s past—including Jor-El, General Dru-Zod, and even a young Kara Zor-El—World of Krypton combines action, cosmic wonder, and political intrigue in a story as much about our world as the one on the page.

GREEN LANTERN #9
DC Comics
(W) Geoffrey Thorne (A) Marco Santucci, Tom Raney (CA) Bernard Chang, Alex Sinclair
With trillions of lives on the line, a ringless John Stewart battles the Mad God for the future state of the universe! Meanwhile, Jo Mullein solves the mystery of the Green Lantern Corps’ battery’s destruction as a new and ancient enemy rises. Is this the end of the Green Lantern Corps or will it lead to a new beginning and a resurrection for the cosmic heroes?

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #82
MARVEL PRH
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Jorge Fornes (CA) Arthur Adams
• Something horribly wrong is happening at the McCarthy Medical Center.
•  Mary Jane Watson is trying to nurse the bedridden Peter Parker to health, but when Peter's roommate disappears, MJ has to step up.
•  Can MJ and a nonmobile Peter get to the bottom of this hospital mystery?
RATED T+

WASTELANDERS HAWKEYE #1
MARVEL PRH
(W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Ibraim Roberson (CA) Josemaria Casanovas
DEADLY ACCURACY!
Witness the never-before-told story of HAWKEYE'S training with STICK-the man formerly known as DAREDEVIL! Clint Barton's sight may be gone, but his will to avenge is stronger than ever, and with the training and expert guidance of MATT MURDOCK, arrows will fly again! But what is Murdock's actual target? And how will this change Hawkeye's path in the Wastelands? This is one issue YOU can't afford to miss!
PARENTAL ADVISORY

DARKHOLD SPIDER-MAN #1
MARVEL PRH
(W) Alex Paknadel
THE SPIDER TRAPPED IN A WEB OF HIS OWN MAKING!
After reading from the ancient Darkhold, Spider-Man was meant to gain the power to enter the dread Chthon's dimension and stop him from spreading his mythic darkness across the globe. Instead the book drove him insane - but what does that mean for the stalwart Peter Parker? Dive into a warped world of Spider-Man's broken mind!
RATED T+

X-MEN LEGENDS #10
MARVEL PRH
(W) Fabian Nicieza (A/CA) Dan Jurgens
WHO WILL SURVIVE THE EIGHTH CIRCLE?
CHARLES XAVIER. BEAST. AMANDA MUELLER. MOIRA MACTAGGERT. MAGNETO. Some of the greatest minds and experts on mutantkind are assembled by MR. SINISTER to discuss the evolution of Homo superior... but to what devious end?! Rest assured, there'll be at least one dead body before dessert at this meeting of the Eighth Circle!
Dan Jurgens joins Fabian Nicieza as he returns to his original X-MEN run with an all-new tale set to startle and upend what you thought you knew about Sinister's machinations!
RATED T+

PHOENIX SONG ECHO #3 (OF 5)
MARVEL PRH
(W) Rebecca Roanhorse (A) Luca Maresca, Kyle Charles (CA) Cory Smith
ECHO MEETS HER MAKER: THE ANCESTRAL PHOENIX OF CAHOKIA!
On the run from a time-hopping enemy, Echo and her ally River find themselves in the ancient city of Cahokia-in the path of a Phoenix lost to history! As Echo's present and future disappear, will her powers wane? And will this ancestor help...or take the dregs of Echo's fire for herself?
RATED T+

STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC TRAIL SHADOWS #3 (OF 5)
MARVEL PRH
(W) Daniel Jose Older (A) Dave Wachter (CA) David Lopez
COLD COMFORT!
•  A mysterious attack brings EMERICK and SIAN together at the Starlight to investigate connections to their case.
•  Meanwhile, ARATHAB tries to ambush a Nihil ship with deadly results.
•  Can Jedi Master Emerick and private eye Sian Holt uncover the clues to solve this case, or are they about to face their deadly demise at the hands of Nihil?
RATED T

STAR WARS BOUNTY HUNTERS #19
MARVEL PRH
(W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Ramon Bachs (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
CHAOS SPREADS THROUGH THE UNDERWORLD!
•  As Crimson Reign has ignited the underworld in all-out war, T'ONGA's team of bounty hunters - including BOSSK, ZUCKUSS and TASU LEECH - are running out of time to save the one young girl who can stop the conflict between syndicates!
•  A mysterious bounty hunter is out to assassinate a high ranking Imperial officer in a daring hit on a heavily armed cruiser. But was the hunter given the right target?
RATED T

STAR WARS #20
MARVEL PRH
(W) Charles Soule (A) Marco Castiello (CA) Carlo Pagulayan
DANGEROUS LESSONS!
•  LUKE SKYWALKER has found a key piece of instruction in his journey along the JEDI path - the voice of his teacher, JEDI MASTER YODA.
•  But the lesson Luke must learn will not be taught by Yoda, and it will take - and give - more than the young Skywalker could ever have imagined.
RATED T

STAR WARS DARTH VADER #19
MARVEL PRH
(W) Greg Pak (A) Guiu Villanova (CA) Ryan Stegman
DARK ORDER!
•  In the bowels of Bespin, DARTH VADER told his son he wanted to bring order to the galaxy.
•  Now Vader's promise is put to the test as he leads an unlikely crew of heroes and assassins against the criminal organization known as CRIMSON DAWN.
•  What does "order" mean to a DARK LORD OF THE SITH? How far will he go to fight for it as the depth of Crimson Dawn's infiltration becomes clearer? And what fate awaits the heroes who follow him into battle?
RATED T 

                    SHIPPING DECEMBER 15:

SPAWN SCORCHED #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Sean Lewis (A) Stephen Segovia, Paulo Siqueira (CA) Greg Capullo
The first ALL-NEW issue of TODD McFARLANE's superhero team book!
There's a threat so big that no single hero can stop it, and the formation of this new supergroup is the only thing standing in its way. Members will include SPAWN, REDEEMER, GUNSLINGER, MEDIEVAL SPAWN, and SHE-SPAWN, with many more heroes waiting in the wings!
Join the battle in this FIRST ISSUE extravaganza as the forces of heaven, hell, and earth collide!
REGISTER PITCH: An Avengers-esque ensemble of superheroes and the latest entry in SPAWN'S UNIVERSE. Hook readers of KING SPAWN and GUNSLINGER SPAWN, as well as longtime SPAWN fans.

GUNSLINGER SPAWN #3
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Brett Booth (CA) Tonton Revolver
Vampires. Guns. And Blood!!!
The Gunslinger tries to protect the young man helping him, but comes face to face with a NEW VILLAIN from his Western past. And unfortunately, this could only lead to the return of a much more dangerous plot run by the one supervillain Gunslinger can't defeat!

KING SPAWN #5
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Sean Lewis (A/CA) Bjorn Barends
The predictions of the one they call THE ORACLE begin to come true. Spawn must now face a group of angels bent on the destruction of everything in its path-including God himself, if need be.

BATMAN THE IMPOSTER #3 (OF 3)
DC Comics
(W) Mattson Tomlin (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino
The battle against the imposter poisoning the Batman’s name heats up, while Detective Blair Wong makes a deadly decision! Is there any way back for Bruce Wayne’s war on crime after the damage the copycat has done? Or was that war already lost before it ever began?

ROBIN & BATMAN #2 (OF 3)
DC Comics
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen
Dick Grayson is struggling in his training to be Robin, and the Batman decides the young man needs a break…and takes him to meet the Justice League! In an awe-inspiring moment, he meets the World’s Greatest Heroes…and their sidekicks! Will these teen titans get along?

TIS THE SEASON TO BE FREEZIN #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Jen Bartel
Oh the weather outside is freezing, but these stories sure are pleasin’. So since you’ve no place to go, why not grab a sweater, pour a cup of hot cocoa, and stoke the fire…because these 10 tales are sure to lower the mercury! Join us as Harley Quinn and Blue Snowman ice out Hawkman, Batman fights the cold heart of Mr. Freeze, the JLQ don’t stand a snowball’s chance against Minister Blizzard, and the Flash and Superman team up to chill out Captain Cold. So warm your holiday heart with these freezin’ feats of frosty fiction!

BATMAN CATWOMAN #9 (OF 12)
 DC Comics
(W) Tom King (A) Liam Sharp (CA) Clay Mann
Batman and Catwoman may have just gotten back together, but Joker is ready to complicate things by asking Selina for a favor that could lead to Batman’s demise! That’s not the only trick he has up his sleeve…he’s also hiding a secret that will drive Phantasm mad. Plus, Batwoman hunts down her own mother!

BATMAN URBAN LEGENDS #10
DC Comics
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Belen Ortega
Written by Meghan Fitzmartin, Tini Howard, Dan Watters, and Sam Johns Art by Alberto Jimenez Albuquerque, Christian Duce, Nikola Cizmesija, and Karl Mostert Tim Drake goes to make peace with Batman before he leaves Gotham. Superstar writer Tini Howard makes her DC debut on a Nightwing, Oracle, and Batgirls holiday spectacular. Azrael faces down the new villain THE POOR FELLOW. And Tweedle Dum has to make a grave decision.

BATGIRLS #1
DC Comics
(W) Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad (A/CA) Jorge Corona
Um, hello—you didn’t actually think we’d keep you waiting this entire year without giving you the Batgirls series we’ve all been wanting for forever, right? No way, we love you too much—just like Batgirls Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown, who are only able to navigate the dark, gritty, and oftentimes scary city of Gotham by leaning on the bright light that is their best-friendship. Mentored by Oracle, the Batgirls move to the other side of town where Barbara Gordon can keep a better eye on them while the hacker Seer is still invading their lives. Steph may be too rash sometimes, and Cass doesn’t speak much—but what they lack in similarities they make up for with their mutual respect and love for each other…and what makes them stronger together as Batgirls! And they may be good at kicking ass, but they are just trying their best to be normal teenagers—who’ll borrow the keys to a muscle car that belonged to a bad guy and perhaps give it a joyride around town without a driver’s license, then race to get back home to Oracle by curfew…! Splashing the pages with bright colors against a dark backdrop of Gotham, Batgirls is the pizza slumber party of the year you don’t want to miss!


JUSTICE LEAGUE 2021 ANNUAL #1
DC Comics
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Sanford Greene
The return of Wonder Woman! Wait, what’s that? Also, the return of…OMAC! Jack Kirby’s greatest creation, the One-Man Army Corps, returns to the DC universe just in time to team up with the reunited Justice League to stop secret forces of evil from gathering! Join Eisner Award winner Sanford Greene as he brings the legacy of the League to life leading into Justice League vs. the Legion of Super-Heroes!

BATMAN 89 #5 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Sam Hamm (A/CA) Joe Quinones
Harvey Dent enacts his plans for Gotham! He’ll overthrow the Batman and assume his rightful place as its guardian. As Batman works to stop his friend Harvey, he finds himself vastly outnumbered by the forces at Harvey’s disposal. He’ll need to turn to some unlikely allies if he’s going to turn the tide in his favor to protect his city and save his friend!

I AM BATMAN #4
DC Comics
(W) John Ridley (A) Stephen Segovia (CA) Gerardo Zaffino
Fear State aftermath! Following the collapse of the Magistrate program, Jace Fox is still doing damage control from the events of Fear State. There’s a dangerous new player in Gotham, however, and they’ve set their sights on bringing down the Dark Knight!

SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL #6
DC Comics
(W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) John Timms
Superman has recovered from the devastating attack against him. After the life-changing events of issue #5, Jon Kent and his new ally Jay Nakamura are ready to strike back. They are on a collision course with the type of power that is used to swatting problems out of the way. But Superman is not so easily swatted!

BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES #9 (OF 12)
DC Comics
(W) Sholly Fisch (A/CA) Scott Jeralds
G-g-ghosts? P-p-pirates? What’s a team of daring (and not-so-daring!) detectives to do when a buried treasure takes center stage in one of the Riddler’s latest schemes? Why, they’ll crack the case before he cracks the safe, or they’ll walk the plank, me hearties!

JOKER #10
DC Comics
(W) James Tynion IV, Matthew Rosenberg, Sam Johns (A) Francesco Francavilla, Belen Ortega (CA) Guillem March
Following the harrowing events of Batman: The Killing Joke, the course of James Gordon’s life—and that of his family’s—was forever changed! But what happened when Gordon’s path again crossed with The Joker’s… PUNCHLINE BACKUP: Harper Row has successfully gotten Punchline’s former friend, Kelly Ness, out of Blackgate. What Kelly reveals about Punchline’s past and true nature will change her criminal case forever, but will Harper and Leslie Thompkins be able to protect her from Punchline’s loyalists?

DEVILS REIGN #2 (OF 6)
MARVEL PRH
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Marco Checchetto
Wilson Fisk has set the Marvel Universe on a dangerous and violent path, hoping to remake it in his own image. Systematically leveraging the power of his office against the heroes of the Marvel Universe, Fisk takes his most dangerous and craven step yet... The THUNDERBOLTS are reporting for duty!
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: Hizzoner isn't the only one with ambitions-the forces he's marshaled do as well. You know what they say about honor among thieves...
RATED T+

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #83
MARVEL PRH
(W/A) Patrick Gleason (CA) Arthur Adams
• The creator behind the biggest cover in the last decade is going to show you what he can do with one of the biggest Spider-Moments in decades, as Patrick Gleason writes and draws this issue.
•  The Web-Head is facing unbeatable odds again. Can he rise to the occasion and save the day?
RATED T+

WASTELANDERS BLACK WIDOW #1
MARVEL PRH
(W) Steven S. DeKnight (A) Well-Bee (CA) Josemaria Casanovas
WHO IS THE BLACK WIDOW?
The LIZARD KING has grown monstrous and deadlier than ever as the lord of his southern domain. But when rumor breaks that critical information is believed to be stored in his impenetrable fortress, only the greatest spy of all is up to the infiltration: the deadly BLACK WIDOW! But who is she, and how has she survived this many decades in the Wastelands undetected? Witness her first appearance in the Old Man
Universe!

DEATH DOCTOR STRANGE X-MEN BLACK KNIGHT #1
MARVEL PRH
(W) Si Spurrier (A) Bob Quinn (CA) Cory Smith
LONDON'S BURNING! THE BLACK KNIGHTS RIDE AGAIN!
All manner of vile extradimensional foes invade Earth following the collapse of Doctor Strange's magical safeguards for the planet. Dane Whitman, A.K.A. the BLACK KNIGHT, receives a terrible vision from the EBON SIEGE while Jacks, now sharing the burden of the EBONY BLADE with her father, rides off to confront a terrible evil attacking London-the X-MEN?! Krakoa's greatest heroes have been transformed-but by what?! Jacks, Dane and Faiza Hussain-bearer of the mighty sword EXCALIBUR-must team up to save the X-Men before an even deadlier threat destroys them all!
RATED T+

WOLVERINE #19 (MR)
MARVEL PRH
(W) Ben Percy (A) Javi Fernandez (CA) Adam Kubert
THE OLD MUTANT AND THE SEA!
It's the one that got away...but not for long! The deadliest creature on Krakoa is off its shore, and the deadliest mutant there is will at last set out to hunt the leviathan he encountered on an X-FORCE mission. But can WOLVERINE take down this hidden creature of the deep that's bigger and stronger and older than math can figure? He better, because no one is safe until he does.
PARENTAL ADVISORY

AVENGERS #51
MARVEL PRH
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Juan Frigeri (CA) Javi Garron
THE DEATH HUNT BEGINS.
Sent by the mysterious Avenger Prime from a great watchtower at the dark heart of all that is, the cybernetic soldiers known as the Deathloks have come to our Earth with a dire warning for the Avengers. But hunters follow close behind them to ensure their warning of megaversal doom is never delivered. The most Earth-shatteringly powerful hunters any universe has ever seen. And their first stop: the golden realm of Asgard.
RATED T+

THOR #20
MARVEL PRH
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Nic Klein
"GOD OF HAMMERS" PART 2 of 5
Mjolnir is on a rampage across the realms and is leaving death and destruction in its path! Thor must act fast to save his kingdom for the deadly prophecy of the God of Hammers is about to be unleashed!
RATED T+

STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #17
MARVEL PRH
(W) Alyssa Wong (A) Minkyu Jung (CA) Sara Pichelli
EVOCATIONS!
•  DOCTOR APHRA and SANA STARROS stumble upon a STRANGE RITUAL...
• ...And STRANGER ENEMY!
•  Will they fall victim to a practitioner of an ANCIENT CULT?
RATED T

                     SHIPPING DECEMBER 22:

SPAWN #325
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Bjorn Barends
The ongoing return of new villain SINN! Fresh from his first appearance in SPAWN'S UNIVERSE #1, Sinn tells Spawn that if he doesn't unlock the DEAD ZONE, everyone he cares about will die.
But Spawn is about to reveal a secret of his own.

GODZILLA RIVALS VS KING GHIDORAH ONESHOT #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W/A) Adam Gorham (CA) E. J. Su
When Mars invades Earth, Godzilla surfaces from Tokyo Bay and is pulled into battle. Captured and taken by the Martians, Godzilla is forced to fight in a gladiatorial arena, where he faces his biggest challenge yet-King Ghidorah!

STAR WARS ADVENTURES (2021) #13
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) George Mann, Danny Lore (A) Butch K. Mapa, Simone D'Armini (CA) Francesco Francavilla
First, from author George Mann (Doctor Who), the Millennium Falcon needs some serious repairs after sitting in disrepair on Jakku. So Rey, Chewie, Finn, and BB-8 have to make a pit stop. But it doesn't quite go as planned (it never does), and the group quickly finds themselves at the wrong end of a bounty hunter's blaster.
Then, in a bone-chilling tale from author Danny Lore (Transformers: Shattered Glass, King in Black: Captain America), Darth Vader searches a temple for a hidden tome and nothing-nobody-will stop his wrath.

TRANSFORMERS #38
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Brian Ruckley (A) Anna Malkova (CA) Alex Milne
"Darkness, Once Gazed Upon" is a rescue mission to Iacon as Arcee, Windblade, Chromia, and Smokescreen link up with two long-lost allies left in the city. Their goal: to rescue a captured Autobot general. But things are never easy when Swindle's involved!

TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS #11
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Erik Burnham (A) Josh Burcham (CA) VenBlu
"Maximals Strike Back," Part Two! The throw down kicks into high gear as the mighty Maximals tangle with the treacherous Predacons. Optimus Primal vs. Skold! Razorbeast vs. Terrorsaur! Dinobot vs. Megatron! Don't miss the massive mid-point of this three-part battle royale.

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

BATMAN VS BIGBY A WOLF IN GOTHAM #4 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Bill Willingham (A) Brian Level, Jay Leisten (CA) Yasmine Putri
Batman and Bigby call a cease-fire as the city recovers from a night of violence, and evidence of a shared enemy surfaces when Gotham’s magical connection to Fabletown is revealed. But with egos at stake and wounds to lick, will a common cause be enough to transform this tenuous truce into a heroic alliance?

JUSTICE LEAGUE #71
DC Comics
(W) Brian Michael Bendis, Ram V (A) Phil Hester, Sumit Kumar (CA) Yanick Paquette, Nathan Fairbairn
The Royal Flush Gang hatched one of the most elaborate plans in the history of the DC Universe, and now we know that all of it was a prelude to the crime of this and maybe even the next century. How does it connect to the trial of Black Adam? When all seems lost, hope can still be found! With Wonder Woman now by their side, the Justice League Dark have survived to fight another day. Merlin is only getting started—can the team still prove they have the magic within to defeat the medieval mage?

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #8
DC Comics
(W) Che Grayson, Yedoye Travis (A) Belen Ortega, Nina Vakueva (CA) Belen Ortega
A Legends of the Dark Knight double feature! In "The Ghost and the Knight," rising-star creative team Che Grayson and Belen Ortega have Batman chasing down the Ghost Dogs, a group of thieves plaguing Gotham City, and he’ll have to face down their leader: the glorious Ghost! And in "Healing," writer/comedian Yedoye Travis and fan-favorite artist Nina Vakueva have Batman’s ultimate trauma removed by the Scarecrow, and he’s going to have to fight to get it back

ROBINS #2 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Tim Seeley (A/CA) Baldemar Rivas
The former Robins launch into action after the assault at Dick Grayson’s apartment. Not wanting to turn to Batman for help, the five former wonders start to investigate on their own by digging deep into their pasts. But what is their assailant’s connection to the Robin name, and why are they coming after the ex-sidekicks?

SUPERGIRL WOMAN OF TOMORROW #6 (OF 8)
DC Comics
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Bilquis Evely
The traumatic secrets of Supergirl’s past are revealed as our heroine races to the edge of the universe to escape Krem and his latest weapon! The murderer of young Ruthye’s father has gotten his hands on a Mordru globe and plans to use it to make our hero disappear forever. Can she save herself and the young girl’s future in the process? She’ll need the help of her trusty steed, Comet the Superhorse!

WONDER WOMAN EVOLUTION #2 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Stephanie Phillips (A) Mike Hawthorne, Adriano Di Benedetto (CA) Meghan Hetrick
Diana finds herself in the abandoned ruins of Themyscira with no idea how she got there, but that’s the least of her problems as she encounters Steve Trevor, who is determined to kill her. Wonder Woman discovers that while her surroundings might not be entirely real, they can still harm her, as her most cosmic story line unfolds. Harley Quinn writer Stephanie Phillips and acclaimed artist Mike Hawthorne (Daredevil, Deadpool) bring you Wonder Woman: Evolution!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #84
MARVEL PRH
(W) Cody Ziglar
• The events of ASM #80.BEY have set Doctor Octopus on a collision course with the Beyond Corporation and their Spider-Hero in residence.
•  Ben Reilly isn't the only one with new tricks up his sleeve, or, in Ock's case, MANY sleeves.
RATED T+

CAPTAIN AMERICA IRON MAN #2 (OF 5)
MARVEL PRH
(W) Derek Landy (A) Angel Unzueta (CA) Alex Ross
• Meet the PALADINS! When a group of eager new super heroes interrupts Cap and Iron Man's hunt for escaped Hydra commander Veronica Eden, Steve and Tony struggle to determine whether the team is an asset or a liability.
•  But they'll need all the help they can get when Veronica makes a powerful new friend...
RATED T+

WASTELANDERS STAR-LORD #1
MARVEL PRH
(W) Rich Douek (A) Brent Peeples (CA) Josemaria Casanovas
PETER QUILL HAUNTED BY HIS PAST!
The legendary STAR-LORD has fallen on hard times. With the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY disbanded, PETER QUILL returned to Earth to find it a wasteland unlike anything he's seen across the stars-heroes dead, villains in power. While he's taken out one threat, others remain in the Wastelands, and Star-Lord's own desire to assuage his guilt for being off-world during the calamity will land him right in the middle of another! Will Quill overcome the MYSTERIOUS FORCE waiting for him at the site of his lost love's death? Or is she not really dead at all...?
PARENTAL ADVISORY

DARKHOLD OMEGA #1
MARVEL PRH
(W) Steve Orlando (A) Cian Tormey (CA) Joe Bennett
THE FATE OF ALL EXISTENCE LIES IN THE HANDS OF FIVE TWISTED MINDS!
Five of the world's greatest heroes - Spider-Man, Black Bolt, Blade, Wasp, and Iron Man - took a chance and read from the cursed Darkhold. They were meant to gain the power to fight back the dread elder god Chthon - but instead they've lost their minds and all they once held dear. Was it worth the cost? And who is their bold new ally - a product of Chthon's dark dimension, or something else entirely? Steve Orlando and Cian Tormey deliver a heart-pounding conclusion to the epic Darkhold event - and introduce a hero who will take the Marvel Universe by storm

DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE #4 (OF 5)
MARVEL PRH
(W) Jed MacKay (A) Lee Garbett (CA) Kaare Andrews
WHO WILL BE THE NEW SORCERER SUPREME?
Someone has to stop the giant mystical threat devouring all magic, and it can't be the Avengers. Or the Fantastic Four. Or the X-Men. It'll take someone with the greatest skills and command over the mystic arts to save us all. It'll take the Sorcerer Supreme. But who will that be?!
RATED T+

X-MEN TRIAL OF MAGNETO #5 (OF 5)
MARVEL PRH
(W) Leah Williams (A) Lucas Werneck, David Messina (CA) Valerio Schiti
JUSTICE IS SERVED.
The mystery surrounding Magneto and Scarlet Witch is resolved. The guilty will be judged, the innocent absolved, the victims avenged... and all shall endure their own trials.
RATED T+

X-MEN #6
MARVEL PRH
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Pepe Larraz
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO CAPTAIN KRAKOA?
There's a new hero on the X-Men. Who is he? Why is here? And why does Cyclops not want him on the team?
RATED T+

            SHIPPING DECEMBER 29:

GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO YEARBOOK #4
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Larry Hama (A) Herb Trimpe (CA) Dan Schoening
Relive the classic era of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero in this very special reprint of Yearbook #4. It's a bombastic story collection of raiders and robbers as a team of Joes pursue the Oktober Guard onto Cobra Island in "Trade-Offs" - while in "Bystander," Snake Eyes deals with a robbery gone wrong. Living Legend Larry Hama and the late, great Herb Trimpe join forces to bring us this must-have comic for both long-time collectors and new fans alike. Includes a brand-new cover by fan-favorite artist Dan Schoening (G.I. Joe: ARAH, Ghostbusters, Godzilla)!

TRANSFORMERS SHATTERED GLASS #5 (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 #5, Jetfire's loyalties are tested when Goldbug asks him to commit the ultimate sacrifice in the name of the Autobots. His decision results in a Cybertron-shattering event and an epic conclusion to "Shards."

DETECTIVE COMICS #1046
DC Comics
(W) Mariko Tamaki, Stephanie Phillips (A) Dan Mora, David Lapham (CA) Dan Mora
"Fear State" aftermath! Bloody, broken, and beaten…Batman had a mission after The Joker War. He would no longer look over Gotham City from Wayne Manor; he would move to the heart of the city, get closer to its people and its problems. The fight he pursued would be different, but after Fear State he finds himself disillusioned. He is no longer the protector the city needs, and definitely not the one it deserves. Batman’s last night in Gotham City before his international sojourn is here. Backup: Harley Quinn guest-stars in the culmination of "Foundations"! Must Gotham City have an Arkham facility, and if so…will it be any different, or is doom on its way

ACTION COMICS #1038
DC Comics
(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Shawn Aldridge (A) Daniel Sampere, Adriana Melo (CA) Daniel Sampere
"The Warworld Saga," part three. Everything changes! After the heart-stopping events of Action Comics #1037, Superman and the surviving members of the Authority see a side of Warworld they never knew existed. In the lower catacombs, Superman finds another survivor of the lost Phaelosian race of Krypton, a scientist turned enslaved gladiator with much to teach Superman of his new home, including how to survive...and maybe, in time, how to escape. Meanwhile, Superman’s quest to turn the hordes of Warworld against their masters begins.

DC VS VAMPIRES #3 (OF 12)
DC Comics
(W) James Tynion IV, Matthew Rosenberg (A/CA) Otto Schmidt
Vampires are hunting on the streets of Gotham City as the coming undead plague makes its first move. Batman’s investigation into the disappearance of Andrew Bennett takes him into the sewers beneath the Hall of Justice, where he makes a stunning discovery! And the fall of another hero means the war for Earth has begun!

SUPERMAN 78 #5 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Robert Venditti (A) Wilfredo Torres (CA) Francis Manapul
As Brainiac attacks Metropolis for Lex Luthor’s transgressions, Superman works as fast as he can to escape the bottled city of Kandor! But what it will take to get free from the shrunken Kryptonian city might be more than the Man of Steel can handle. Will he be able to leave behind the people he thought he lost and save his adoptive world, or will Superman be cataloged and preserved permanently by Brainiac?

SUPERMAN VS LOBO #3 (OF 3)
DC Comics
(W) Tim Seeley, Sarah Beattie (A/CA) Mirka Andolfo
Superman and Lobo must unite to save the bumbling god from the forces of the universe he destroyed. Some knew them as the WildC.A.T.s, but now they go by the Numen Revenge Squad. But can Superman trust the Main Man with an artifact that gives one the power to reshape reality to their whim? I mean, no, of course not. He’s Lobo. The conclusion to this comedy epic is here!

INFERNO #4 (OF 4)
MARVEL PRH
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Valerio Schiti (CA) Jerome Opena
TO EMBERS!
Jonathan Hickman's time on X-Men ends with the dramatic conclusion of one of the first and best mysteries he brought to the line. Valerio Schiti returns on art to help bring down one of the foundations of the era.
RATED T+

WASTELANDERS DOOM #1
MARVEL PRH
(W) Torunn Gronbekk (A) Julius Ohta (CA) Josemaria Casanovas
THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING!
DOCTOR DOOM helped wipe out the heroes on the Day the Villains Won, but even as he rules his domain in the Wastelands, a greater destiny calls to him. When a mysterious power blocks his oversight of a particular region, what he discovers will have ripple effects across the WASTELANDERS stories!
PARENTAL ADVISORY


          SEE YOU IN 2022!!!!!!!!