Welcome to the first installment of the 2022 edition of the Time Out For Comics! newsletter! The year looks promising with interesting story lines coming our favorite publishers.
Lets get to it starting with: In store January 5:
STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC ADV GALACTIC BAKE OFF IDW PUBLISHING (W) Daniel Jose Older, Vita Ayala (A) Toni Bruno, Jo Cheol-Hong (CA) Jason Loo Torban "Buckets of Blood" Buck and Kantam Sy face off in a brutal, intense, ruthless... bake-off! Lightsabers and Jedi robes are put aside in favor of whisks and aprons as the two competitors bake Master Yoda's special pastry recipe. But the recipe requires one extra special ingredient: a story! "Buckets of Blood" and Kantam recount the tale of an epic battle as they whisk away, both hoping to win the prize of Padawan approval. Daniel José Older and Vita Ayala team up in this heart-warming one-shot. Plus, bake Master Yoda's pastries yourself, with the recipe included in the back!
STAR TREK MIRROR WAR #3 (OF 8) IDW PUBLISHING (W) David Tipton, Scott Tipton (A) Gavin Smith (CA) J. K. Woodward Enter the mirror universe of The Next Generation! The Mirror War continues here! New problems arise as Picard and crew head towards Faundori. With no changes to their course, they are likely to be found by any number of Klingons or Cardassians-including Worf! With plans in place to destroy a Cardassian listening post, the crew of the Enterprise embarks on a dangerous mission...
TRANSFORMERS BEST OF OPTIMUS PRIME IDW PUBLISHING (W) Brian Ruckley & Various (A) Don Perlin & Various (CA) James Biggie Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots, hero of the cosmos, protector of all life stands tall in the minds of fans around the world! Collected for the first time in this oversized edition are some of Optimus Prime's finest moments from his most beloved creators-from video game battles to the death to claiming the matrix to some of his most climatic heroic stands! Best of Optimus Prime collects The Transformers (1984) #24 "Afterdeath", The Transformers (2009) #23 "Chaos Theory, Part 2", Transformers Autocracy #9 "Transformation", Optimus Prime #25, and Transformers (2019) #6 "Orion Pax: Free Fall". With a new cover by master artist James Biggie!
BATMAN #119 DC Comics (W) Joshua Williamson, Karl Kerschl (A) Jorge Molina, Karl Kerschl (CA) Jorge Molina "Abyss" part two! For years Batman used the darkness as a weapon, but now a new enemy turns that darkness against him! Batman must team with Batman Inc.’s mysterious new benefactor to bring the deadly Abyss into the light! Wait…who is Batman Inc.’s new benefactor? Backup: Mia "Maps" Mizoguchi must play detective when a classmate goes missing... Even with Batman’s help, can this dynamic duo solve this mystery?
DETECTIVE COMICS #1047 DC Comics (W) Mariko Tamaki, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Ivan Reis, Danny Miki, Fernando Blanco (CA) Irvin Rodriguez "The Tower" begins! The 12-part weekly Detective Comics event starts here. Arkham Asylum has fallen, and in its place, Arkham Tower has risen in the heart of the city, a pitch made by the mysterious Dr. Wear. Unlike the Asylum, Dr. Wear promises his methods and drug treatments will heal Gotham’s criminally inclined for good—a claim that skeptics like Deb Donovan and the Bat-Family don’t believe. There’s something wrong with the tower, with Dr. Wear’s methods—and with Batman away from Gotham City, the rest of the Bat-Family is going to find out what…but not before everything explodes. Written by critically acclaimed author Mariko Tamaki, continuing her incredible Detective Comics run, and drawn by DC Comics legend Ivan Reis! Backup: "House of Gotham" begins! For a long time two houses have overlooked Gotham City, beckoning its broken: Wayne Manor and Arkham Asylum. In this epic 12-part backup story, writer Matthew Rosenberg and artist Fernando Blanco will explore the impact that Batman and Arkham Asylum have had on the city...through the eyes of a boy whose life was changed forever by The Joker one dreadful night early in the Dark Knight’s career!
DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL #3 (OF 12) DC Comics (W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) Yasmine Putri War is on the horizon as a series of assassinations has rocked the lands. The Kingdom of Storms is gathering its allies with eyes on the destruction of Kal-El and his family. What secret does the Dark Knight learn that could be the key to everything?
ARKHAM CITY THE ORDER OF THE WORLD #4 (OF 6) DC Comics (W) Dan Watters (A) Dani (CA) Sam Wolfe Connelly Dr. Joy is now face to face with the ghost of Amadeus Arkham—the ghost that she had assured all her patients did not exist. Now faced with overwhelming evidence that the Ten-Eyed Man’s "delusions" were anything but, she has found herself questioning everything. Meanwhile, Dr. Phosphorus and Nocturna attempt to live a "normal" life in Gotham, but the good doctor’s radioactive body may be having unforeseen side effects on their unsuspecting neighbors.
JUSTICE LEAGUE INFINITY #7 (OF 7) DC Comics (W) JM DeMatteis, James Tucker (A) Ethen Beavers (CA) Riley Rossmo The entity released from the Mirrored Room has accomplished its goal and is erasing the Multiverse and all of existence once and for all. In a last-ditch effort, using all his willpower, John Stewart saves what friends he can. Trapped in a construct bubble, the team works to formulate a plan of action, but is it too late? Is this the end of the Justice League?
JOKER PRESENTS A PUZZLEBOX #6 (OF 7) DC Comics (W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Jesus Merino, Shawn Crystal, Juan Doe (CA) Chip Zdarsky It’s all falling apart! The Joker’s stories have all led to this moment, which also happens to be the beginning of our story. But a different perspective on this mysterious murder reveals some new suspects: Clayface, Mr. Freeze, and…Batman? Commissioner Gordon is going to get the answers he needs. Unfortunately, so is The Joker. The GCPD have one last witness, though, and she knows everything.
GREEN LANTERN #10 DC Comics (W) Geoffrey Thorne (A) Tom Raney, Marco Santucci (CA) Bernard Chang John Stewart was a Marine, an architect, a Green Lantern. Now John is the only one who can stop the Lightbringer’s plans, but in order to do so, he must choose a new path forward, one that will change his role in the DC Universe forever! Back on Oa, Jo Mullein faces the formidable Anti-Guardian!
JUSTICE LEAGUE INCARNATE #3 (OF 5) DC Comics (W) Joshua Williamson, Dennis Culver (A) Ariel Olivetti, Andre Bressan (CA) Gary Frank Doctor Multiverse is caught in the clutches of Darkseid! To save her, President Superman, Flashpoint Batman, and the rest of the Justice League Incarnate team up with Earth-41 heroes Spore and Nimrod Squad; meanwhile, a villain from Multiversity returns to stake their claim on the crack in the Multiverse and the power that lies beyond.
WORLD OF KRYPTON #2 (OF 6) DC Comics (W) Robert Venditti (A) Michael Avon Oeming (CA) Mico Suayan The trial of the millennium! As Jor-El and his brother investigate the mysterious mass-extinction events ravaging Krypton’s natural world, a much more public event holds the planet’s attention—a member of the House of El stands trial for aiding violent revolutionaries. As all of Krypton watches, a betrayal is revealed that threatens to shatter the long-standing friendship between Jor-El and General Zod.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 85 MARVEL DOCTOR OCTOPUS VS. SPIDER-MAN AT BEYOND HQ! It's going to take everything Ben Reilly and the company that backs him has to stop Otto Octavius. But, in the Merry Marvel fashion and as with all respectable Spider-Stories, even if Spider-Man wins, he is going to lose. And he is going to lose BIG.
BEN REILLY: SPIDER-MAN #1 MARVEL BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! Iconic Spider-Man scribe J.M. DeMatteis (KRAVEN'S LAST HUNT, SPIDER-MAN: THE LOST YEARS) returns to spin his webs once more within the Spidey mythos, this time joined by explosive artist David Baldeón (WEB WARRIORS, DOMINO)! Together, they're bringing you unlocked memories in the life of BEN REILLY, A.K.A. SPIDER-MAN! Darkness looms over New York City as murders begin to pile up…but how are they all connected? Do the answers Ben is looking for reside in the haunted halls of the RAVENCROFT INSTITUTE? Find out as we return to the era when Ben Reilly was the one, true SPIDER-MAN!
DEVIL'S REIGN: VILLAINS FOR HIRE 1 MARVEL NEW YORK CITY is on a razor's edge, and there's only one force fighting for the rule of law in the chaos: Wilson Fisk's THUNDERBOLTS!
STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC - TRAIL OF SHADOWS 4 Marvel TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO SOLVE THE GREATEST MYSTERY OF THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE JEDI! As pressure mounts, EMERICK and SIAN follow a desperate lead to close in on their suspect! A sentimental mistake may tip the balance, but a creeping horror lurks in the shadows... Can the investigators uncover the NIHIL'S secret weapon before it's used to bring down THE REPUBLIC?
X LIVES OF WOLVERINE 1 Marvel THE BIGGEST WOLVERINE STORY OF ALL TIME BEGINS HERE! WEEK 1 - Logan. James Howlett. Weapon X. The mutant best known as WOLVERINE has lived many lives under many identities and in many places, but never before has the fate of the future been so entwined with the past! Fan-favorite eras of Wolverine's saga are explored anew, along with never-before-seen episodes as Logan must travel to various points in time to prevent the death of a key figure in mutant history. But these LIVES are only one side of the story… Be here for the start of the time-shredding saga across all of Wolverine's history and future yet to come
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GUNSLINGER SPAWN #4 IMAGE COMICS (W) Todd McFarlane (A) Brett Booth (CA) Francesco Mattina The return of the NEW and IMPROVED supervillain...CLOWN!!! This is a clown who is bent on destroying Spawn...but he needs to corrupt Gunslinger Spawn first! And just wait until you see who is fighting at his side.
KING SPAWN #6 IMAGE COMICS (W) Sean Lewis (A) Javi Fernandez (CA) Jonathan Glapion After the shocking revelation of DISRUPTOR's true identity, Spawn's rage intensifies, and the battle in Botswana comes to a savage conclusion.
TMNT ONGOING #125 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Sophie Campbell (A) Pablo Tunica (CA) Sophie Campbell The Turles come face-to-face with a territorial group - the Punk Frogs! Will Mutant Town crumbke when the two sides collide? Meanwhile, a new villain emerges AND the return of the Triceratons! A new era of TMNT starts here!
TRANSFORMERS WRECKERS TREAD & CIRCUITS #4 (OF 4) IDW PUBLISHING (W) David Mariotte (A/CA) Jack Lawrence The Speedia 500 is over, so now Velocitron's attention turns to the swearing in of the new Senate-led by the race's winner! This is the Wreckers' last chance to put an end to Mayhem's rampage! But will they wreck and rule or be wrecked themselves?!
BATGIRLS #2 DC Comics (W) Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad (A/CA) Jorge Corona Bondo! Bondo! Bondo! With their new secret muscle car and their new secret patrol route, Batgirls Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown find moving to their new neighborhood—thanks to Oracle instructing them to "lay low"—that much easier to bear because they have each other. Steph begins witnessing some strange actions through the window of the building across the street and can’t help but investigate if the recent murders are connected to them! Meanwhile, Oracle realizes the most effective way for the girls to wear her newly upgraded comms is by piercing their ears, and Cass freaks out!
DETECTIVE COMICS #1048 DC Comics (W) Mariko Tamaki, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Ivan ReisR , Danny Miki, Fernando Blanco (CA) Irvin Rodriguez "The Tower" part two! The mysteries of Dr. Wear begin to unfold as a new doctor named Frow joins the staff of Arkham Tower. The Bat-Family tries to figure out the best way to infiltrate the facility, but someone may have gotten the drop on them…someone not unfamiliar with psychiatric facilities…one Dr. Harleen Quinzel, better known to you dear readers as Harley Quinn! Backup: "House of Gotham" part two! A boy’s parents were killed by The Joker, and he fell through the cracks of the system. Instead of being sent to a facility that could care for him and his trauma, he was sent to Arkham Asylum! Will the villains inside eat him alive or show him how to survive in a city ruthlessly overseen by Batman??
BATMAN 89 #6 (OF 6) DC Comics (W) Sam Hamm (A/CA) Joe Quinones It’s a battle between former friends for the heart of Gotham as Batman faces down Harvey Dent. Can Bruce save his friend before he goes too far, and what does this mean for the future of Gotham City?
BATMAN URBAN LEGENDS #11 DC Comics (W) Various (A) Various (CA) Jorge Molina Written By Vita Ayala, Mark Russell, Ram V, And Mohale Mashigo Art By Nikola Cizmesija, Karl Mostert, Anand Radhakrishnan, Trevor Scott, Arist Deyn, And Others BATMAN & ZATANNA: Vita Ayala and Nikola Cizmesija join forces to tell a story that will change Batman and Zatanna’s relationship forever. Every year the two have to come together to defeat an evil curse. This year they fail, and the world is in peril because of it. HOUNDED: Ace the Bat-Hound, the goodest boy in the DCU, has his day in an epic story featuring many DC Super Pets, brought to you by Mark Russell and Karl Mostert. WIGHT WITCH: Catwoman tie-in/"Fear State" aftermath! Aftermath. The mysterious relationship between Ghost-Maker and Wight Witch is revealed in all its horrifying glory here.
I AM BATMAN #5 DC Comics (W) John Ridley (A) Stephen Segovia (CA) Ken Lashley Batman fights for his life against a new breed of Peacekeeper, augmented with his family’s own technology! The only person who might be able to save his life is…Lucius Fox?!
ROBIN & BATMAN #3 (OF 3) DC Comics (W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen To reconcile his trauma and move toward an optimistic future, Dick Grayson must first confront his tragic past. Unfortunately, that step includes a confrontation with an enraged Killer Croc, who is out for Grayson blood! This action-packed issue concludes the epic tale of a young man learning to live and love in a nightmarish world.
BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES #10 (OF 12) DC Comics (W) Ivan Cohen (A/CA) Dario Brizuela An unexpected guest star helps Batman and Mystery Inc. face one of the Justice League’s strangest foes! While the Shaggy Man menaces Scooby and friends (including Shaggy, man) at a seaside resort, only Renee Montoya, a.k.a. the Question, may have the answer to who sent the creature…and why!
JOKER #11 DC Comics (W) James Tynion IV, Sam Johns (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith, Belen Ortega (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith The Joker is about to learn the harsh reality of the motto "Don’t Mess with Texas" as the Sampsons bring him back home to their ranch…for dinner! PUNCHLINE BACKUP: While Harper Row has been making sure that Punchline stays behind bars, her brother, Cullen, has been getting closer to Punchline’s fans. His new boyfriend, Bluff, is hiding a wicked secret that promises to change the shape of organized crime in Gotham, and Punchline’s role, for years to come.
JUSTICE LEAGUE VS THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1 (OF 6) DC Comics (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Scott Godlewski One thousand years in the future, a Legion of Super-Heroes comes together to dedicate their lives to recapturing the great age of heroes of the 21st century. When the heroes discover that reality is falling to a great darkness in both times simultaneously, the Justice League and the Legion of Super-Heroes must team up to stop it all. But what is the connection between the secrets of the new Gold Lanterns and the coming of the Great Darkness? A monumental DC epic event miniseries!
SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL #7 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.
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 86 Marvel This is one of those comics that you will remember for years to come. Ben Reilly has been shaken to the core, and you will be too.
DAREDEVIL: WOMAN WITHOUT FEAR 1 Marvel The next pulse-pounding chapter in the saga of New York City's Guardian Devil, this time starring ELEKTRA as Daredevil! Joined by Rafael De Latorre, Chip Zdarsky continues his landmark run and the DAREDEVIL story that spins directly out of the shocking revelations in the pages of DEVIL'S REIGN! Elektra is the world's deadliest assassin - and she's taken a vow not to kill. Someone puts themselves directly in her path with deadly consequences. What else would you expect from the MARVEL UNIVERSE'S GREATEST HUNTER?!
DARK AGES 4 Marvel A group of heroes have crossed dark seas in a desperate and dangerous attempt to save their friends. But before the heroes can save the world, they must first survive the most treacherous place on Earth - Europe
DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE: BLOODSTONE 1 Marvel ELSA AND THE FAMILY BLOODSTONE! Who better to defend Earth from magical invaders than monster hunter ELSA BLOODSTONE?! Elsa is the best there is at what she does - tough, skilled and clever enough to handle any problem…except her brother, CULLEN. They have issues, and they'll have to put them aside not only to protect Earth but also to welcome the latest addition to the Bloodstone clan: their long-lost SISTER! Her awesome set of powers and unique
DEVIL'S REIGN: SUPERIOR FOUR 1 Marvel THE FANTASTIC ARE NO MORE. LONG LIVE...THE SUPERIOR FOUR. Otto Octavius has acquired a taste for the infinite. Empowered by Wilson Fisk, Doctor Octopus faces a tantalizing, unprecedented opportunity to scour the Multiverse, amassing an army of…himself. An army to march on our reality, proving Otto's supremacy - and it all begins with his SUPERIOR FOUR
SHE-HULK 1 Marvel The best character ever is back in her own series and about to glam up the whole Marvel Universe! Jennifer Walters, A.K.A. the Sensational She-Hulk, is no longer savage and needs to put her life back together. She's got a career to rebuild, friends to reconnect with (and maybe represent in a court of law) and enemies to…well, she may not want to connect with them, but they are DEFINITELY going to connect with her. And the last page of this first issue is going to send Jen down a road she's never traveled and that will shake up her life and possibly the whole Marvel Universe
STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS 20 Marvel FORLORN FOR 4-LOM! T'ONGA and her bounty hunters are desperate to recover 4-LOM for their mission...but the upgraded killer droid is the one hunting them aboard a ghost ship. Can ZUCKUSS survive a reunion with his onetime partner? Meanwhile, VUKORAH makes her move…and the criminal underworld will never be the same!
STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC - EYE OF THE STORM 1 Marvel ACT ONE: Ro. The Truth. The Lie. The Kill. In which we reveal the true origins of MARCHION RO, the Eye of the Nihil and sworn enemy of the Jedi Order. In which the lie at the heart of his family is exposed. In which the doom of the High Republic begins...with a single kill
THOR 21 Marvel "GOD OF HAMMERS" PART 3 of 5 Thor has been beaten down, and the God of Hammers is about to make the final blow! Is this the end of the All-Father? Prophecies do come true, after all…but not always in the ways they are foreseen. For there is one last chance to save Thor - but at what cost?! Plus: The shocking origin of the mysterious God of Hammers is revealed!
X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE 1 Marvel DEATH IS NOT THE END. DEATH IS THE OMEGA. WEEK 2 - If WOLVERINE's future lies in the past, what does that mean for the present? The reciprocal series to X LIVES OF WOLVERINE, X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE is can't-miss reading, chock-full of revelations for the best there is as well as the fate of mutantkind
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SPAWN SCORCHED #2 IMAGE COMICS (W) Sean Lewis (A) Stephen Segovia (CA) Bjorn Barends The Scorched have landed in Russia, and they are on the HUNT! What horrific experiments have taken place behind the façade of an old military base? And what have those experiments created?!?
SPAWN #326 IMAGE COMICS (W) Todd McFarlane (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Bjorn Barends New York City is rocked by the appearance of the supervillain SINN. His goal? Force Spawn to unlock the DEAD ZONES! There is an empty throne waiting for him in HELL, and he intends to claim it!
STAR WARS ADVENTURES (2021) #14 IDW PUBLISHING (W) George Mann, Justina Ireland (A) Butch K. Mapa, Nick Brokenshire (CA) Francesco Francavilla First, from author George Mann (Doctor Who): after stopping to repair the Millennium Falcon, Rey, Chewie, Finn, and BB-8 must escape a bounty hunter set on turning them over to the First Order! Then, an exciting Nihil story from High Republic author Justina Ireland!
TRANSFORMERS #39 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Brian Ruckley (A) Anna Malkova (CA) Alex Milne The rescue continues! Chromia has led a team deep into Decepticon controlled Iacon to rescue a captive Autobot, but how will they get out and back to Crystal City? Meanwhile, Cyclonus's reunion with Provoke takes a new turn as a long-held secret is revealed!
SUPERGIRL WOMAN OF TOMORROW #7 (OF 8) DC Comics (W) Tom King (A/CA) Bilquis Evely It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for…the capture of Krem! With the fugitive in custody, Supergirl must now deal with his allies, the ungodly Brigands! To stop them once and for all, she must leave Ruthye behind with the man who killed her beloved father. Can she trust the young girl to let the villain of our story live long enough to stand trial? Or is this the tragic end of his story and ours?
BATMAN THE KNIGHT #1 (OF 10) DC Comics (W) Chips Zdarsky (A/CA) Carmine Di Giandomenico The origin of Batman and his never-ending fight against crime in Gotham City is modern mythology, but what of the story in between? How did an angry, damaged young man grow into the most accomplished detective and crime-fighter the world has ever known? How did the Dark Knight…begin? Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky (Daredevil) and acclaimed artist Carmine Di Giandomenico (The Flash) will take Bruce Wayne on a fraught journey, making allies and enemies, on his training to become Batman in this definitive new series!
DETECTIVE COMICS #1049 DC Comics (W) Mariko Tamaki, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Ivan Reis, Danny Miki, Fernando Blanco (CA) Dan Mora When Huntress elected to go undercover in Arkham Tower, it was to investigate a place of healing that seemed too good to be true. But what happens when Helena Bertinelli really does need some healing? With Nightwing and Batwoman also on the inside, what began as an undercover mission has turned into a rescue operation as the mysteries of Dr. Wear’s Arkham Tower begin to unravel! Then, in "House of Gotham" part three, the young boy rescued by Batman has begun his course of treatment at Arkham, so why are the only people showing him kindness those whom the law asserts are criminals? It’s a cycle of violence the Dark Knight has no answer for as Gotham’s most vulnerable struggle to keep their heads above water!
JUSTICE LEAGUE #72 DC Comics (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Emanuela Lupacchino (CA) Yanick Paquette The Royal Flush Gang has 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. What in the Multiverse could the Royal Flush Gang be after? How does it connect to Black Adam’s trial? Find out here!
WONDER WOMAN EVOLUTION #3 (OF 8) DC Comics (W) Stephanie Phillips (A) Mike Hawthorne, Adriano Di Benedetto (CA) Mike Hawthorne As the trial for all humankind begins, with Wonder Woman serving as the defendant for all of Earth, godlike cosmic accusers present an extensive list of charges against humanity. Does the capacity for good outweigh the great evils done to one another and the entire planet? Diana must believe it does…or else all the people she has sworn to protect will face certain extinction. From Harley Quinn writer Stephanie Phillips and acclaimed artist Mike Hawthorne (Daredevil, Deadpool) comes the next installment of Wonder Woman: Evolution.
AVENGERS 52 Marvel THE ALL-NEW MASTERS OF EVIL ARE HERE! The Death Hunt continues as super-psychopaths the Black Skull and Ghost Goblin invade New York City to slaughter Deathloks and anyone who gets in their way, including Captain America and Captain Marvel. But the bad guys didn't plan on having to face the world's most dangerous young Avenger. Believe us - no one's ever seen anything like the Starbrand unleashed!
CAPTAIN AMERICA/IRON MAN 3 Marvel Captain America is shaken after a relic of the darkest chapter of his life resurfaces in the hands of a villain, and Iron Man struggles to keep him on track. When the hunt for Veronica Eden leads them to a stolen S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier, they'll need all of their focus to survive a high-tech ambush!
DEVIL'S REIGN: X-MEN 1 Marvel THE QUEEN'S REIGN! Emma Frost has many skeletons in her closet, but only one of them is currently Mayor of New York City. The truth about the White Queen's secret past with the Kingpin of Crime comes to light. As Wilson Fisk makes his play, will his old ally Emma Frost stand in his way? Or protect the secrets they share?
HULK 3 Marvel "SMASHSTRONAUT" PART 3 OF 6! There is another Bruce Banner! But where is his Hulk? The answer to that question? Well, it's a doozy. And it's about to change our Hulk's entire course of action! The most insane, action-packed HULK story you've ever read gets even MORE epic as Donny Cates and Ryan Ottley take things to a whole other level!
PHOENIX SONG: ECHO 4 Marvel NO. MORE. PHOENIX! The Adversary has Echo in his trickster's talons! The Phoenix might have been powerful enough to take him down - but the Phoenix is gone. Maya Lopez fights like hell for a life she never wanted in the penultimate chapter of Rebecca Roanhorse's firestarting series!
SILVER SURFER REBIRTH 1 Marvel THEY'RE BACK! No, we don't mean the guys on the cover… We're talking about legendary creators Ron Marz and Ron Lim returning to tell a story set during their fan-favorite run of SILVER SURFER! Someone has stolen the Reality Gem, an object that allows the user to fulfill any wish no matter the consequences! But whoever has taken it is doing things like bringing back the dead hero Captain Mar-Vell. It's up to Silver Surfer to team up with the least likely of allies, Thanos, to find the Gem and restore reality to its proper form.
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA 18 Marvel "CONJURATIONS" With STRANGE RITUAL MURDERS on the rise, DOCTOR APHRA and SANA STARROS' hunt for HOWLING ARTIFACTS is growing dire! Their leads keep turning up dead, and they're running out of time! They'll have to delve deep into the secrets of an ANCIENT TECH CULT if they plan to catch the killer!
STAR WARS: THE HALCYON LEGACY 1 Marvel THE VOYAGES OF THE GREATEST OF ALL-STAR CRUISERS! As the legendary HALCYON embarks on a momentous…cruise, the ship heads toward a confrontation with THE FIRST ORDER! But what secret from THE HIGH REPUBLIC ERA can help the passengers and crew all these years later? And how did JEDI NIBS and BURRY fend off a NIHIL attack on one of the ship's first ever voyages?
STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC 13 Marvel THE BATTLE FOR NO-SPACE! Since MARCHION RO attacked the Republic Fair on VALO, everything has been leading to this moment. Now it's THE JEDI's turn to strike the heart of THE NIHIL. AVAR KRISS VS. LOURNA DEE. JEDI VS. NIHIL. JEDI VS. JEDI. A line is about to be crossed!
X LIVES OF WOLVERINE 2 Marvel TARGET: XAVIER! WEEK 3 - WOLVERINE navigates the timestream, revisiting moments in his life. But how does XAVIER unite them all
X-MEN 7 Marvel CAPTAIN KRAKOA & THE X-MEN! Doctor Stasis makes his deadliest move yet as Captain Krakoa takes charge of the X-Men! But what is the lie at the heart of the newest mutant hero?
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TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS #12 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Erik Burnham (A) Josh Burcham (CA) John Yurcaba "Maximals Strike Back," Part Three! Comes to a stunning conclusion as we see the Maximals and Predacons battle come to a head! Will Megatron get his way? Will Optimus be able to fight back the might of the Predacon forces?
SUICIDE SQUAD GET JOKER #3 (OF 3) (MR) DC Comics (W) Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Alex Maleev The startling conclusion of this Black Label epic rockets to its surprising, yet inevitable, confrontation between The Joker and the Suicide Squad. With Red Hood wondering who he can trust as he’s forced to team up with Harley Quinn and other rogues against the Clown Prince of Crime, one last betrayal changes everything before the final page.
DETECTIVE COMICS #1050 DC Comics (W) Mariko Tamaki, Matthew Rosenberg, Mark Waid (A) Ivan Reis, Danny Miki, Fernando Blanco, Dan Mora (CA) Irvin Rodriguez It’s the landmark, oversize issue Detective Comics #1050, and some of the biggest names in comics are here to celebrate the Dark Knight! First up in "The Tower" part four, the villainous force keeping Arkham Tower’s patients sedated is at last revealed—and this villain’s return is guaranteed to catch you by surprise! It’s the dramatic conclusion to act one of Mariko Tamaki’s Arkham Tower epic, brought to life by the legendary Ivan Reis! Then, in "House of Gotham" part four, Matthew Rosenberg and Fernando Blanco take us into the seedy underbelly of Gotham’s criminal elite through the lens of the original Robin (Dick Grayson), and reveal what it takes for a young man to survive amongst the deadliest killers in the DCU. It’s a tour de force of Gotham’s vilest villains! Last but not least, making his grand return to the DCU, writer Mark Waid teams with Detective Comics uber-artist Dan Mora to bring you the start of a brand-new day for Batman…and Superman? It’s the world’s finest collaboration that you’ll need to read to believe!
BATMAN CATWOMAN SPECIAL #1 (ONE SHOT) DC Comics (W) Various (A) Various (CA) John Paul Leon Written by Tom King and others Art by John Paul Leon, Tommy Lee Edwards, Bernard Chang, Mitch Gerads and others 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, meticulously illustrated one-off issue by John Paul Leon (Batman: Creature of the Night) traces the life of Selina Kyle from its earliest days to her entry into the criminal underworld, and reveals that Bruce was actually a presence in her life all along. Whether 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. Now expanded to celebrate the legacy of iconic artist John Paul Leon, whose untimely passing after a long battle with cancer shocked the comics world, this special will feature his work completed for the original story and tributes created in his name by some of his closest friends and admirers.
SUPERMAN & ROBIN SPECIAL #1 (ONE SHOT) DC Comics (W) Peter J. Tomasi (A/CA) Viktor Bogdanovic As the Super Sons, Jon Kent and Damian Wayne put evil to bed…past its bedtime. But a new day has dawned, and Jon Kent is now the Superman of Metropolis—all grown up and fighting for truth, justice, and the kinds of grown-up things that Superboy was only beginning to understand as a child. Now a ghost from Jon’s past has reared its head, and to battle this evil, he’ll need to reunite with Robin for one last mission into the heart of darkness. This time they’ll be battling not as Super Sons, but as Superman and Robin! This thrilling adventure is written by acclaimed Super Sons scribe Peter J. Tomasi!
ACTION COMICS #1039 DC Comics (W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Shawn Aldridge (A) Miguel Mendonca (CA) Daniel Sampere "The Warworld Saga, Part III." Everything has changed. 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 #4 (OF 12) DC Comics (W) James Tynion IV (A) Matthew Rosenberg (CA) Otto Schmidt Batman has confirmed who in the Justice League has been turned into a vampire…but can he make his move before the Justice League is turned against him? It’s hero versus hero in this blood-drenched chapter…with clues to who the new Vampire King might be!
SUPERMAN 78 #6 (OF 6) DC Comics (W) Robert Venditti (A) Wilfredo Torres (CA) Mikel Janin The final battle for Metropolis is here! Superman stands against Brainiac as he tries to save his city from being cataloged and bottled by the mechanical menace. But can Superman save his adoptive city and the bottled city of Kandor from Brainiac’s clutches, or will he be forced to make the impossible choice?
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 87 Marvel With NYC reeling from Doc Ock's attack, Captain America and Black Cat need to know something… …if Ben Reilly is really down, is Peter Parker able to step up and be Spider-Man again? You may think you know where this story is going, but you do not.
AVENGERS FOREVER 2 Marvel VENGEANCE IN THE WASTELAND! On an alternate Earth ravaged by the multiversal Masters of Evil, Ghost Rider Robbie Reyes has been taken prisoner by the planet's dark wastelords, the brutal War Machines. And what the Rider endures at their hands will change him forever - into the most unbridled force for vengeance any universe has ever seen. That's unless Ant-Man, Tony Stark and his bunch of ragtag heroes can pull off the mother of all rescues.
DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE 5 Marvel THE MURDERER IS REVEALED! The Marvel Universe stands at the brink of destruction. The Three Mothers and their master, the Peregrine Child, are about to claim victory. And Strange's murderer is having the last laugh. It all comes down to one last trick from the young, time-traveling Doctor Strange…
DEVIL'S REIGN 3 Marvel New York City stands at the brink of disaster as MAYOR WILSON FISK has at last reached a breaking point, with an army of super villains at his back, and a deputized crew of super villainous THUNDERBOLTS on the streets and in every police station. Worse still, he's put the Marvel Universe's most powerful tools into (all six) hands of one of its most diabolical minds, unaware of the disaster that could befall the entire city as a result! As a gauntlet of super villains stand between Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man and Daredevil and liberating the heroes who have been captured by Fisk's law enforcement, they're ALL about to learn that the danger is closer than they ever thought possible. Civilians, heroes, even children - NO ONE is safe from the Kingpin's wrath
DEVIL'S REIGN: WINTER SOLDIER 1 Marvel A power-mad Mayor Fisk has been gathering information on super heroes. How far will Bucky Barnes go to steal the file on his own shadowy, half-remembered past as the Winter Soldier? And what horrible revelation awaits him if he can get past the Kingpin? Some secrets are meant to stay buried. And some doors are meant to stay closed
X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE 2 Marvel THE HUNT IS ON! WEEK 4 - No one is safe. The future is at stake. The only certainty in life is DEATH and WOLVERINE
X-MEN LEGENDS 11 Marvel APOCALYPSE'S HORSEMEN RIDE FOR THE NEW MUTANTS! Just in time to celebrate forty years of the original NEW MUTANTS, catch up with some old friends - like SUNSPOT, CANNONBALL, WOLFSBANE, BOOM-BOOM, DANI MOONSTAR, RICTOR and more - as CALIBAN leads PESTILENCE and WAR, the remaining horsemen of APOCALYPSE, in a hunt for new blood! Witness the never-before-seen link between the New Mutants and Apocalypse in this all-new tale penned by NEW MUTANTS legend Louise Simonson!