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SHIPPING FEBRUARY 2
STAR TREK MIRROR WAR #4 (OF 8) IDW PUBLISHING (W) David Tipton, Scott Tipton (A) Gavin Smith (CA) J. K. Woodward Continue the adventure in TNG's Mirror Universe! Picard continues his relentless quest towards Faundori and an unstoppable armada, refusing to cower even in the face of threats coming from inside the Enterprise. Will he survive the journey to the famed planet? Or will his ambitions spell his doom?!
SUPERMAN VS LOBO #3 (OF 3)(MR) 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!
BATMAN ONE DARK KNIGHT #2 (OF 3) (MR) DC Comics (W/A/CA) Jock With the power out across Gotham, Batman must haul the not-particularly-cooperative villain responsible, E.M.P., across miles of chaotic city streets, filled with terrified people and opportunistic criminals! Blackgate Prison can nullify E.M.P.’s destructive electrical powers, if Batman can survive long enough to get them there—but what happens if there are two people loose in Gotham with those powers? What then? The mega-talented Jock (Batman: The Black Mirror, The Batman Who Laughs) writes and draws the blockbuster story of Batman’s worst night!
BATMAN #120 DC Comics (W) Joshua Williamson, Karl Kerschl (A) Jorge Molina, Karl Kerschl (CA) Jorge Molina "Abyss" part three! The new Batman Inc.’s heinous crimes have landed them in a high-security prison. Batman believes the only way to help his old allies is to break them out…but they don’t want his help! Meanwhile, Batman Inc.’s mysterious benefactor uses the chaos to enact their plans, but finds themselves lost in the dark against Abyss! Backup: The mysterious disappearances being investigated by Maps and Batman take a violent turn...Could this missing persons case be something much darker?
DETECTIVE COMICS #1051 DC Comics (W) Mariko Tamaki, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Max Raynor, Fernando Blanco (CA) Irvin Rodriguez Psycho-Pirate! Qu’est-ce que c’est? The mind manipulations of one of the DCU’s most calamitous villains are revealed at the heart of Arkham Tower…but who’s really calling the shots? As Batwoman’s undercover operation takes a disastrous turn, Huntress finds her own mission inside the Tower growing more perilous by the moment! All is revealed in this explosive first chapter in act two of the "Shadows of the Bat" weekly event! Then, in "House of Gotham" part five, the Boy emerges from his Scarecrow caper with a new perspective on the world…but what’s scarier: Dr. Crane’s fear toxins, or Batman’s control of Gotham’s militarized youth?
DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL #4 (OF 12) DC Comics (W) Tom Taylor (A) Bengal (CA) Yasmine Putri The arrival of the Els by spaceship 19 years earlier was a pivotal moment for the kingdom, and a prophecy was born! But what were those early years like for the Els, and how did they come to be monarchs of the kingdom? And what catastrophic event triggered everything that was to follow?
GREEN LANTERN #11 DC Comics (W) Geoffrey Thorne (A) Tom Raney, Marco Santucci (CA) Bernard Chang, Alex Sinclair Not even the combined power of the ex-Green Lanterns, Jo Mullein, and the United Planets can stop the Anti-Guardian! Will John Stewart arrive in time to defeat the threat, and do his new powers even stand a chance? The battle for the fate of the Green Lantern Corps and the entire universe hangs in the balance in the penultimate issue of the "Last Lanterns" arc!
JUSTICE LEAGUE INCARNATE #4 (OF 5) DC Comics (W) Joshua Williamson, Dennis Culver (A) Chris Burnham, Andrei Bressan (CA) Gary Frank THIS ISSUE…A HERO DIES! Doctor Multiverse discovers there is a threat greater than Darkseid! Is the Justice League Incarnate’s only option to work with the Lord of Apokolips? Meanwhile, on Earth-7, Orion and Aquawoman lead the rest of the team to gain control of the Oblivion Engine! But by the time this issue is over…a member of Justice League Incarnate meets their end!
JOKER PRESENTS A PUZZLEBOX #7 (OF 7) DC Comics (W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Jesus Merino, Mike Norton, Vicente Cifuentes (CA) Chip Zdarsky The final pieces fall into place! The Joker’s tale has come to an explosive end and has blown up in everyone’s faces. Now Commissioner Gordon is racing to pick up the pieces, but various attacks across Gotham City culminate in an assault on the GCPD itself. Who is behind them and why? The answer to that riddle will make you laugh and laugh and laugh.
WORLD OF KRYPTON #3 (OF 6) DC Comics (W) Robert Venditti (A) Michael Avon Oeming (CA) Mico Suayan As evidence of Krypton’s environmental precarity mounts, the ruling council fights even harder to hide behind the myth of utopia. But a refusal to confront the problem is truly a refusal to attempt a solution! Zod is determined to force their hands and turns to his old friend Jor-El for backup, but their methods may be too dissimilar.
ALIEN 9 Marvel THE FALL OF THE GARDEN! Carnage consumes the settlement. Who will survive the night? Where is sanctuary? And how will they get there?
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 88 Marvel Who is QUEEN GOBLIN?! For almost sixty years, Spider-Man has been defined by Goblins, and Ben Reilly has a brand-new one all his own.
FANTASTIC FOUR: RECKONING WAR ALPHA 1 Marvel FIFTEEN YEARS IN THE MAKING - AND IT ALL KICKS OFF HERE! In a time before the Kree, Skrull or Shi'ar Empires. Before the emergence of Galactus. Before the birth of Asgard. There was the First War. The greatest war to ever rage across the Multiverse. Today, it is reignited. This is the Day of Reckoning. And all that stands between all of reality and revenge from the dawn of time are the heroes of Earth, the Fantastic Four and the mind of Mister Fantastic. Starring the FF, She-Hulk, Jack of Hearts, the Unseen, the Silver Surfer and everyone in the whole damn Marvel Universe
SABRETOOTH 1 Marvel DOWN IN A HOLE! Sabretooth went into the Pit, sentenced to an eternity of torment. Sure, that sounds like hell, but maybe that's where he feels most at home. What's he been doing down there? What secret deal has changed his fate forever? And what if he's not alone? Award-winning novelist Victor LaValle teams up with amazing artist Leonard Kirk to bring us the story of what lies beneath Krakoa
SAVAGE SPIDER-MAN 1 Marvel SPIDER-MAN LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE! Peter Parker finds himself at the middle of the biggest, most wide-ranging adventure he's ever had and out of the gate it has turned him into a SAVAGE BEAST! Forget everything you know about Spider-Man. All rules and regulations are out the door and Peter Parker may never be the same!
STAR WARS: CRIMSON REIGN 2 Marvel THE ASSASSINS! QI'RA sends two killers to do what they do best to continue with her plan to plunge the galaxy into chaos. The relentless, Force-blinded OCHI OF BESTOON and the mysterious, unstoppable DEATHSTICK each have a target, and nothing will get in their way
STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC 14 Marvel THE EDGE OF DESTRUCTION! From Hero of Hetzal to…murderer? Can Keeve Trennis stop Marshal Avar Kriss from making a fatal mistake? Death and danger await the Starlight Jedi as they finally close in on their enemy. Tying directly into Claudia Gray's Star Wars: The Fallen Star, phase one of Star Wars: The High Republic enters its cataclysmic final wave of stories. Everything is about to change.
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!
SHIPPING FEBRUARY 9:
GUNSLINGER SPAWN #5 IMAGE COMICS (W) Todd McFarlane (A/CA) Brett Booth The return of the new and more powerful CLOWN continues!!! His epic return comes with a double dose of evil, as he has found a way to split himself in two. Now, both the Clown and the Violator can attack the Gunslinger at the same time!
KING SPAWN #7 IMAGE COMICS (W) Sean Lewis (A) Javi Fernandez (CA) Bjorn Barends Spawn returns to where his journey began: New York City. The city has always had the touch of filth in its streets, but now the rot has reached the boardroom of one of the largest hedge funds in the world.
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO YO JOE IDW PUBLISHING (W) Larry Hama (A) Various (CA) Daniel Maine They are the best of the best-elite warriors from all walks of life, with the sole mission of ensuring liberty and justice for all freedom loving citizens of planet Earth! They are G.I. Joe. and these are some of their greatest adventures ever, presented in one specially priced 100-page comic-book collection. Written by living legend Larry Hama, illustrated by various superstar artists, and featuring brand-new cover art by Daniel Maine!
STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC ADVENTURES #13 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Daniel Jose Older (A/CA) Harvey Tolibao Join Daniel José Older and Harvey Tolibao in this emotional finale to phase one of The High Republic Adventures! With their latest mission behind them, the Padawan face their greatest challenge yet: the future. Farzala and Qort are ready to take the next steps, but Lula can't shake her emotions, as is the Jedi way. She's been trained for battle, for diplomatic relations, for rescue missions... she was never trained for a heart that aches for more. Through it all, though, they are guided by wise words of the Jedi: for light and for life.
TMNT ONGOING #126 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Sophie Campbell (A/CA) Pablo Tunica The battle between the TMNT and the Punk Frogs rages through Mutant Town and there can only be one victor! Meanwhile, tensions come to a head between the Utroms and the Triceratons and the ramifications will have a big impact on NYC!
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!
DETECTIVE COMICS #1052 DC Comics (W) Mariko Tamaki, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Max Raynor, Fernando Blanco (CA) Irvin Rodriguez "His hold is breaking!" That’s the message written in blood across the minds of Arkham Tower’s inhabitants, after a nightmare melee is unleashed! With Gotham’s deadliest criminals reverting to their former, murderous selves in one horrific night, Dr. Wear has a lot of explaining to do…and a lot of covering up to perform. Can Nightwing get to the bottom of this mystery before the people of Arkham Tower are put in peril again? Plus, Batman’s iron grip on Gotham is enough to drive the desperate to madness…and madness is on the mind of the Boy in part six of "House of Gotham." When an average night at coat check at the Iceberg Lounge turns into a violent battle royal between the Dark Knight and the Penguin, lines are blurred, people are hurt, and the Boy’s descent into a life of crime deepens…
I AM BATMAN #6 DC Comics (W) John Ridley (A) Ken Lashley (CA) Olivier Coipel Jace Fox’s baptism by fire as Batman during "Fear State" was the first step toward his next great challenge—a relocation to the Big Apple! Joining his mother and sisters in the move as they arrive to the city, Jace will find new adventure, a rekindled love, and terrifying new adversaries as "Empire State of Mind" begins!
BATMAN URBAN LEGENDS #12 DC Comics (W) Various (A) Various (CA) Karl Mostert, Trish Mulvihill Written By Vita Ayala, Mark Russell, Ram V, and Mohale Mashigo Art By Nikola Cizmesija, Karl Mostert, Anand Radhakrishnan, and Mohale Mashigo Ace the Bat-Hound is locked away in a secret lab run by super-villains! Batman and Zatanna have to pick up the pieces after a magical catastrophe. Wight Witch and Ghost-Maker meet students of their sensei they never knew. Eternity's crimes hit home.
BATMAN CATWOMAN #10 (OF 12) DC Comics (W) Tom King (A/CA) Clay Mann Don’t mess with Catwoman! As our three storylines experience a rare moment of convergence, Selina fights for her life against The Joker and her own daughter, Batwoman. What secrets from her deadly friendship with the Clown Prince of Crime will cause this row between mother and child? Find out in an action-packed issue that proves this cat can fight!
JUSTICE LEAGUE VS THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #2 (OF 6) DC Comics (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Scott Godlewski "The Gold Lantern Saga" part two! Who is the Gold Lantern? And what does his power source have to do with the Great Darkness? Is the Gold Lantern everything it promises to be? The Justice League and Legion of Super-Heroes team up and travel to each other’s time periods to unravel the mysteries that have led them to the precipice of this Great Darkness.
BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES #11 (OF 12) DC Comics (W) Ivan Cohen (A) Randy Elliott (CA) Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira When a museum exhibit celebrating the world’s greatest detectives is raided by a ghost, Batman and Mystery Inc. are ready to lend a hand (and some paws!), but newsman Jack Ryder wants to be part of the story…as the sometimes-hero known as the Creeper! Can they work together to discover who’s behind the fright at the museum?
JOKER #12 DC Comics (W) James Tynion IV - Sam Johns (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith, Belen Ortega (CA) Gerardo Zaffino There are dark, sinister secrets in the world, and then there are the secrets held by the infamous Sampson family on their compound down in Texas! Jim Gordon is about to enter a hell he never imagined to save…The Joker? Punchline Backup: The Trial of Punchline grows volatile as the Royal Flush Gang makes their biggest and most wicked move in Gotham Ever. Punchline’s endgame is here!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 88.BEY Marvel Did you think BEYOND only had ONE hero on their payroll? In this issue: The Slingers come out to play! Watch as Hobie Brown ascends to new heights as THE HORNET!
AVENGERS 53 Marvel ASSAULT ON AVENGERS MOUNTAIN! The Avengers' impenetrable headquarters is under attack, by the most supremely powerful version of Dr. Doom in existence and a wildly murderous Young Thanos, still wet with his mother's blood. The Black Panther fights to defend the mountain alongside his surprising new teammates, King Namor of Atlantis and Jane Foster, the mighty Valkyrie.
BEN REILLY: SPIDER-MAN 2 Marvel SCORPION STINGS! BEN REILLY comes to blows with the sinister SCORPION as SPIDER-MAN begins to face down a gauntlet of his most fearsome foes! But is all as it seems?
DEVIL'S REIGN 4 Marvel NEW YORK UNDER SEIGE! Wilson Fisk, duly elected Mayor of New York, has broken. Whatever shred of decency that may have been left of him is gone entirely and now, with an army of super villains at his command, THE KINGPIN has set his gaze upon everyone the heroes of the Marvel Universe hold dear - but even the Kingpin is unaware of the magnitude of danger he has put the city, its citizens and even himself with his war against the city's super heroes!
MAESTRO: WORLD WAR M 1 Marvel THE FINAL CHAPTER OF PETER DAVID'S MAESTRO TRILOGY BEGINS! A.I.M., the Pantheon and even Doctor Doom have all fallen before the might of the Maestro! Finally, he may now reign over his kingdom with a firm green fist. Except he didn't count on the Abomination rising from the dead and forming an alliance with Namor and Doom! And this dangerous new alliance is ready for war - WORLD WAR M!
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER 20 Marvel THE QUEEN'S SHADOW RETURNS! Darth Vader continues his quest to destroy the agents of Crimson Dawn, abetted by an unlikely crew of heroes and assassins. But every twist in the tale gets thrown into question with the shocking return of SABÉ, handmaiden of Padmé Amidala! Who's the hero? Who's the villain? And will they choose chaos or order in the age of Crimson Reign?
THE SECRET X-MEN 1 Marvel SSHHH - IT'S THE X-MEN! When the Shi'ar Empire faces an unexpected threat, they must call upon the X-Men. Team co-captains Sunspot and Cannonball must lead Marrow, Tempo, Forge, Banshee, Strong Guy, Armor, and Boom-Boom on a secret mission to save Empress Xandra. Wait, those aren't the X-Men. Aren't those the mutants who lost
STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC - TRAIL OF SHADOWS 5 Marvel It all comes crashing together in this finale as Emerick and Sian come face to face with mystery they've been hunting. Who will survive? Phase one of Star Wars: The High Republic culminates in this crashing conclusion.
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SPAWN SCORCHED #3 IMAGE COMICS (W) Sean Lewis (A) Stephen Segovia (CA) Francesco Mattina The Scorched team is still on the ground in Russia, but now they are the hunted...
SPAWN #327 IMAGE COMICS (W) Rory McConville (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Don Aguillo The war for control of the Dead Zone enters a new phase as a surprising faction emerges, one that threatens to destabilize Spawn's plans to rid the world of the forces of Heaven and Hell.
TMNT THE LAST RONIN #5 (OF 5) IDW PUBLISHING (W/A/CA) Kevin Eastman & Various The jaw-dropping finale to the biggest TMNT story ever is here! One final showdown between mutant and Foot Clan will determine the fate of NYC. Will the Ronin be able to find some measure of peace or is he fated to meet the same end as his brothers? Don't miss one of the most epic battles in TMNT history and the conclusion to the comic book event of the year!
GI JOE SATURDAY MORNING ADVENTURES #1 (OF 4) IDW PUBLISHING (W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening G.I. Joe is the codename for America's daring, highly trained, special mission force. Its purpose: To defend human freedom against Cobra, a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world... well, you know the story! But now, Cobra might have found their most versatile weapon yet! Can even G.I. Joe stop the Aladdin Initiative? Find out in this special Saturday morning send up, based on the classic 1980s cartoon, and brought to you by the superstar creative team of Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Luis Antonio Delgado (Ghostbusters, Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors)!
TRANSFORMERS #40 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Brian Ruckley (A) Anna Malkova (CA) Angel Hernandez Shattered! The Autobots have withdrawn to the Crystal City and the Decepticons are at their gates! But with Optimus Prime and Bumblebee finally reunited, will this be the Autobots' last stand or their greatest hour?! Don't miss the other side of the epic story in this month's Transformers: War's End too!
DETECTIVE COMICS #1053 DC Comics (W) Mariko Tamaki, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Max Raynor, Fernando Blanco (CA) Irvin Rodriguez War in the streets! As Dr. Wear desperately tries to keep his plans for Arkham Tower from crumbling, a major drug deal gone bad puts the nervous doc in the sights of both the Party Crashers and the Penguin! The list of people very badly wanting to kill Dr. Wear grows, and Nightwing is on the precipice of cracking the whole scheme wide open! But with the maniacal Party Crashers waging war against the Bat-Family across Gotham, Dick must choose between helping a tower full of villains and helping his family! Then, it’s Knightfall in Gotham during part seven of "House of Gotham," as the Boy (growing into a man before our eyes) runs afoul of an uber-violent, unhinged Azrael Batman! This latest conflict pushes Gotham’s most vulnerable into madness, and one man’s rogues gallery reveals itself as another man’s salvation.
BATMAN THE KNIGHT #2 (OF 10) DC Comics (W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Carmine Di Giandomenico Bruce Wayne’s journey toward becoming the Dark Knight has begun, and he has many hard lessons to learn before his education is complete. His adventure begins in the City of Lights, Paris, where he’ll train with a world-renowned cat burglar and come into contact with a horrifying serial killer stalking the city’s wealthy elite...
JUSTICE LEAGUE #73 DC Comics (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Emanuela Lupacchino, Wade Von Grawbadger (CA) Yanick Paquette, Nathan Fairbairn "Lords of Chaos" part two! The Justice League and Justice League Dark team up to navigate the remade world of chaos. All the heroes must come together to save what’s left of the world they have dedicated their lives to protecting. But has Doctor Fate gone bad? Oh no, he has.
SUPERGIRL WOMAN OF TOMORROW #8 (OF 8) DC Comics (W) Tom King (A/CA) Bilquis Evely Krem’s fate revealed! As Supergirl continues her battle against the Brigands, Ruthye squares off against this most vile villain in hopes of avenging her father and completing their mission. Will justice be served on both accounts? Or will our heroes fail? You won’t want to miss thrilling conclusion of the acclaimed miniseries that has changed Kara Zor-El for good!
WONDER WOMAN EVOLUTION #4 (OF 8) DC Comics (W) Stephanie Phillips (A) Mike Hawthorne, Adriano Di Benedetto (CA) Mike Hawthorne Wrenched away from Earth and marooned on an alien world, Wonder Woman must stand trial as Earth’s proxy as alien gods determine if humankind even deserves to exist. Diana believes she’s the equal to any challenge placed in front of her, but even she is not ready to take on the entire Justice League in a battle with no quarter asked and none given! Wonder Woman goes cosmic with writer Stephanie Phillips (Harley Quinn) and artist Mike Hawthorne (Deadpool, Daredevil).
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 89 Marvel After her first showdown with Ben Reilly, Queen Goblin now faces THE BLACK CAT! This will be a showdown for the ages - as you see just how horrifying this queen's reign will be.
DARK AGES 5 Marvel Spider-Man joins Doctor Doom, the X-Men, the Inhumans, the Avengers and what's left of the Fantastic Four on a rescue mission across a continent ruled by a madman. But they could be too late. The dictator of Europe has heroes and villains by his side, and the unthinkable is now in motion. Apocalypse could tear the world apart.
DEVIL'S REIGN: SUPERIOR FOUR 2 Marvel THE FANTASTIC ARE NO MORE. LONG LIVE...THE SUPERIOR FOUR Otto Octavius just irrevocably altered the multiverse. Now he must do everything he can to undo a paradox of his own creation before it undoes him. As Otto's relentless assault on reality continues, the other Ottos grow weary of their reckless leader. Can the SUPERIOR FOUR set aside their egos to work together, or will they be lost to the multiverse forever?
FANTASTIC FOUR 40 Marvel THE RECKONING WAR! The opening shot of the Reckoning War has left the Earth in complete and utter chaos. And it turns out that we are not alone. The entire universe is on fire. The enemy has had eons to prepare for this attack - Reed Richards has had two hours to mount a defense. Johnny Storm has gone full supernova. Sue Storm has become completely invisible - even the Watchers can't see her. And Colonel Ben Grimm, for the first time in a long time, is ready to go to war
HULK 4 Marvel "SMASHSTRONAUT" part 4 of 6! As the mystery behind the Hulk's shocking new status quo deepens, Banner has piloted the Starship Hulk to an alternate Earth - one where Thunderbolt Ross is president, and he has an army of gamma-powered monsters under his command. Get ready for a surprise-filled, all-out brawl that only the insane minds of Donny Cates and Ryan Ottley can bring you!
THOR 22 Marvel "GOD OF HAMMERS" PART 4 of 5! To stop the deadly path of the Mjolnir-wielding God of Hammers, all of the Marvel Universe must come together! The final battle is here, but will Thor's allies survive the hammer's blows? Thor turns to an unexpected source to help ensure victory!
X LIVES OF WOLVERINE 3 Marvel LOST MISSIONS OF THE MAN CALLED LOGAN! WEEK 5 - This time-shredding adventure of WOLVERINE sheds new light on eras of his life you thought you knew, and ones you never knew existed! Hang on for a ride from the early 1900s to missions with Department H and beyond. A peek into the past that will define the future…but only if he can stop OMEGA RED!
X-MEN 8 Marvel M.O.D.O.K. TAKES AIM AT THE X-MEN! The X-Men have faced a lot of foes in the past… but few have had a face as big as this one. DARE THEY FACE M.O.D.O.K.?
STAR WARS 21 Marvel STRANDED ON A STAR DESTROYER! After a mission gone wrong, ace Rebel pilot SHARA BEY (POE DAMERON'S mother) was left for dead aboard the TARKIN'S WILL, a huge Star Destroyer. Shara survived and has been hiding deep inside the massive ship ever since, evading COMMANDER ZAHRA'S notice. But her time is up. Can she live long enough to escape?
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STAR TREK KLINGONS #1 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly (A/CA) Timothy Green Dive deeper into the world of Star Trek with the first of several extra-long issues focusing on the memorable aliens of the franchise! To begin: the story of Kahless the Unforgettable, from the death of his coward brother Morath to his victory at Three Turn Bridge. Witness history unfolding in this can't-miss issue!
TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS #13 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Erik Burnham (A) Josh Burcham (CA) VenBlu The Beast Wars rage on! After the Maximals' assault on the Predacon base, both sides are looking for a win. When an energon treasure trove is unveiled, the race is on! It's a good thing the Maximals have Cheetor on their side-or is it?
TRANSFORMERS WARS END #1 (OF 4) IDW PUBLISHING (W) Brian Ruckley (A) Jack Lawrence (CA) Angel Hernandez The Three-fold Spark has returned and nowhere on Cybertron is safe! Exarchon, who single-handedly started Cybertron's last war, walks among the living again. Reunited with his former generals, Shockwave and Skywarp, he seeks once more to conquer Cybertron! But there may be hope... if Cyclonus can convince Megatron to work with the Autobots! The can't miss companion to the Transformers ongoing!
DETECTIVE COMICS #1054 DC Comics (W) Mariko Tamaki, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Max Raynor, Fernando Blanco (CA) Irvin Rodriguez It’s Nightwing versus Psycho-Pirate in the grand finale of "Shadows of the Bat" act two of three! As Gotham’s elite gather to celebrate the formal opening of Arkham Tower, Dr. Wear’s secret weapon is more unhinged than ever, and the storm clouds of disaster gather above the city’s monument to reform! The Party Crashers, the Bat-Family, Penguin’s forces, and a tower full of innocent civilians and villainous patients converge in the chapter you’ll need to see to believe! Spoiler alert: not everyone makes it out alive! Every story has two sides, and as much as Batman has reached out his hand through the darkness to try to help the Boy, there are too many hands in the shadows of Gotham pulling in the other direction. The finale of act two of "House of Gotham" poses a stark choice: Live with the family you know, or betray everything you’ve learned to be true?
ACTION COMICS #1040 DC Comics (W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Shawn Aldridge (A) Riccardo Federici, Adriana Melo (CA) Daniel Sampere Superman has become a force to be reckoned with inside Warworld’s arena, and Mongul questions his decision to keep his enemies alive. As Superman’s new Phaelosian ally Kryl-Ux teaches him new ways to fight without powers, he starts to win Warzoons over to his cause…but someone within his inner circle finds their allegiances tested. Meanwhile, the elusive Midnighter uses his talents to find the missing members of the Authority.
DC VS VAMPIRES #5 (OF 12) DC Comics (W) James Tynion IV, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Otto Schmidt (CA) Trevor Hairsine The future of the world is at stake as a battle to the death ensues between Batman and Hal Jordan! Will the vampiric Green Lantern be too much for the Dark Knight? Will the future of humanity be in the hands of…Jayna, vampire slayer? The bloody, bestselling series continues!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 90 Marvel QUEEN GOBLIN IS TRIUMPHANT! The Daily Bugle is decimated. Can Ben Reilly bounce back and take down the Queen Goblin?
AVENGERS FOREVER 3 Marvel WAR FOR THE WASTELANDS! Tony Stark, the Invincible Ant-Man. Robbie Reyes, a Ghost Rider unlike any other from across the multiverse, still changing, still becoming what he was always meant to be. A Deathlok who refuses to die. A brutally two-fisted Wonder Man. A half-built Vision. The Infinity Thing. Together, they're all that passes for Earth's Mightiest Heroes on a world overrun by the Black Skull. But on this day, a day unlike any other, they'll have to be enough.
CAPTAIN AMERICA/IRON MAN 4 Marvel Tony and Steve must form an uneasy alliance with their treacherous enemies in order to survive an assault by a swarm of Myrmidon-class killer robots, as the Paladins - the team of eager new super heroes - find themselves in way over their heads when they go up against the Overseer. Long live the New Tech!
DEVIL'S REIGN: SPIDER-MAN 1 Marvel The events of DEVIL'S REIGN #1-2 have put Spidey in an awful position. As if that weren't enough, the newly returned ROSE has Spidey in his crosshairs and wants to prove that he's badder than his dad, Kingin, ever was.
DEVIL'S REIGN: X-MEN 2 Marvel DEALS WITH THE DEVIL! Turns out attending Hellfire Club soirees was not the naughtiest thing Emma Frost was up to in the time before she joined the X-Men… And the dirty deeds she did for Wilson Fisk are coming back to haunt her.
PHOENIX SONG: ECHO 5 Marvel THE END IS NEAR! WHO WILL RISE? As the threads of Maya Lopez's life unravel, Forge and River face the Adversary in the White Hot Room! In the final chapter of Rebecca Roanhorse's blazing series, the ultimate battle of will and strength will determine if Echo can rise from the ashes of the Adversary's nefarious manipulations.
STAR WARS: THE HALCYON LEGACY 2 Marvel YOUR TICKET TO THE HOTTEST RIDE IN THE GALAXY! The Halcyon comes under fire from pirates - with little chance of escape! Who is the mysterious Resistance spy on board that may lead to the fiery end of the ship's 275-year run? And find out how, years earlier, bounty hunter AURRA SING and a mysterious partner gambled with their lives during the galactic starcruiser's era as a flying casino!
X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE 3 Marvel PROTECTING THE PRESENT! WEEK 6 - With WOLVERINE saving the past, who protects the present? WOLVERINES, that's who! The "Wolverine family" of WOLVERINE (LAURA KINNEY), DAKEN and SCOUT enters the fray as the dark side of Wolverine's time-traveling mission comes into focus.