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With the arrival of May, Summer is right around the corner! There are many great ongoing and new story lines coming out from your favorite publishers. and these May story lines will lead us into a hot  Summer. Let's get right to the action starting with shipping:

                                   May 4

TRANSFORMERS BEST OF HOT ROD ONESHOT #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W/A) Various (CA) James Biggie
Whether you call him Hot Rod, Rodimus Prime, or even just Roddy, the hotheaded and cavalier Autobot leader is an all-time great. From his youthful days as the new kid in the group to his accomplishments as Optimus Prime's successor and (co-)captain of the Lost Light, catch up on all things Rodimus! Do yourself a favor, achieve something, and earn yourself a Rodimus star!
  Collects "Rise" from Transformers: Autocracy #10, Spotlight: Hot Rod, "White Fire" from Transformers (UK) #254, "Crucible (Part 2): L?str?re" from Transformers: Lost Light #20, "The War to End All Wars, Part 5" from Transformers: Regeneration One #100, and "Peace" from Transformers Annual 1989 (UK).

BATMAN #123 (SHADOW WAR)    
DC Comics
W) Joshua Williamson (A) Howard Porter, Trevor Hairsine (CA) Howard Porter
Batman and Robin are finally reunited! Together they will hunt for the truth behind the death of Ra’s al Ghul! But then who is left to defend the Secret Society against the League of Shadows? Deathstroke’s fight against the Demon’s Shadow ends with a shocking cliffhanger! Plus, what happens when you get Deathstroke infected with Joker toxin? Find out in the epic backup story!

FLASHPOINT BEYOND #2 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Geoff Johns, Tim Sheridan, Jeremy Adams (A) Xermanico (CA) Mitch Gerads
The DC event of 2022 continues!  As Thomas Wayne investigates the continuing mystery of the Clockwork Killer, another mystery erupts when a strange inmate within Arkham claims that Bruce Wayne is the only Batman that should exist. And Thomas’s world is again turned upside down when a new, twisted version of an iconic Batman villain is born.

EARTH-PRIME #3 (OF 6)
DC Comics
W) Lauren Fields, Daniel Park (A) Paul Pelletier, Andrew Hennessy (CA) Kim Jacinto
Hold on to your Beebos, everyone! Ray Palmer assembles the retired Legends for one last go-round after he learns Mick Rory’s Necrian children have been kidnapped by a group of mysterious Necrian assassins. But is this universe-spanning mission really what it seems?

BATMAN BEYOND NEO-YEAR #2 (OF 6)
DC Comics
W) Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing (A/CA) Max Dunbar
Neo-Gotham and its Sword have made their opening assault on Batman Beyond. With limited resources and no Bruce Wayne to come to his aid, Terry McGinnis will need to find more allies. But…all he finds is a brand-new triumvirate of villains collectively known as Gestalt. It’s three brains against one, with Batman Beyond looking worse for wear than he ever has. Will he make it to the end of Neo-Year?

BATMAN KILLING TIME #3 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Tom King (A/CA) David Marquez
A shocking heist has the mysterious and deadly figure called the Help cutting his way through Gotham City in search of Catwoman and the Riddler and their stolen artifact. Only the Dark Knight stands between this strange new villain and his prey…but can even Batman stop his bloody rampage? Tick-tock…the clock is drawing nearer to the Killing Time!

WORLD OF KRYPTON #6 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Robert Venditti (A) Michael Avon Oeming (CA) Cat Staggs
The final days of Krypton are upon us. Will the House of El survive the turmoil? One fateful battle between science and authoritarianism will decide the future!

FANTASTIC FOUR #43
Marvel
THE RECKONING WAR CONTINUES! •"Victor Von Doom: Hero of Earth" The last time the Cormorant appeared, he destroyed the Baxter Building and the Latverian Embassy, completely overpowered the Fantastic Four, and left without anyone laying a hand on him. Now, for the sake of the universe, Doctor Doom must face him alone. Hail Doom! Meanwhile, four of Earth's greatest heroes are trapped in the toxic wastelands of the Barrens...and there is no way for all of them to make it out alive. Guest-starring: The Silver Surfer, She-Hulk, and an army of Marvel's most cosmic champions!

ALIEN #12
Marvel
THE END OF PARADISE! Jane and her people have been imprisoned with a group of facehuggers! Jane has one last chance to escape, but will her disease be her doom?

SAVAGE AVENGERS #1
Marvel
AN ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT, ALL-DANGEROUS TEAM ASSEMBLES! Since his exile from the Hyborian Age, Conan the Barbarian has conquered the most dangerous foes the modern Marvel Universe has to offer - but what happens when this hard-edged Cimmerian finds himself on the run from the cybernetic soldier of the future known as Deathlok? Outgunned and outmatched, Conan must turn to an unlikely group of loners, berserkers and killers if he hopes to survive the night - but can these Savage Avengers defy Deathlok's murderous manhunt, or will they become the next targets in the crosshairs of tomorrow? Don't miss out on a bold new beginning for Marvel's most savage super heroes, as Ringo Award-winning writer David Pepose (Spencer & Locke, Scout's Honor) and superstar artist Carlos Magno (KANG THE CONQUEROR, RoboCop: Dead or Alive) introduce a sensational new lineup that will resonate across every era of the House of Ideas!

SPIDER-MAN 2099: EXODUS ALPHA #1     
Marvel
Miguel O'Hara is back! After fighting battles across the timestream, MIGUEL O'HARA is at last back defending hispresent and our our future! For SPIDER-MAN 2099, the only thing constant about life in Nueva York is change. So when a cataclysmic crash creates a new Garden of Eden in what was once the American Wastelands, Spider-Man knows exactly what the next atrocity will be. Watch as THE CABAL plans to set society ablaze - and you'll never guess who is leading them!

STAR WARS: CRIMSON REIGN #5
Marvel
"THE SCARLET QUEEN" LADY QI'RA has used every tool at her disposal to generate chaos in the Galactic Empire, all to further her goal of eradicating the Sith. But as the final phase of Qi'ra's grand plan is revealed, she is about to learn a lesson that the Jedi Order also came to understand… Underestimate EMPEROR PALPATINE and pay the price.

STAR WARS: OBI-WAN KENOBI #1      
Marvel
Fast approaches the ultimate destiny of one of the Jedi's most renowned masters! As he spends his final days in the remote deserts of Tatooine, Obi-Wan Kenobi takes time to reflect on - and record - key moments of a heroic life long-lived. Writing in old leather-bound journals from his hermit's hut, Obi-Wan remembers his days as a young Jedi Initiate, his trials as a Padawan, the crucible of Jedi Knighthood and the Clone Wars, and some of the earliest challenges he faced as a true Master of the Force! In this tale, Obi-Wan considers a watershed Youngling adventure he narrowly survived on Coruscant when he was but eight years of age... This is just the beginning of his Jedi journey!

X-MEN  #11      
Marvel
HIGH ROLLERS! The women of the X-Men are heading for the hottest action in the galaxy…Gameworld! But if it's true that the house always wins, our X-Ladies might be in over their heads…

                           MAY 11:

KING SPAWN #10
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Sean Lewis (A) Javi Fernandez (CA) Don Aguillo
The God Throne, the Dead Zones, and the prophecy of King Spawn. While trying to save the world from the forces that seek to destroy it, has Spawn actually set the end-times in motion himself?

TRANSFORMERS LAST BOT STANDING #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Nick Roche (A) E. J. Su (CA) Nick Roche
When the last stars flicker and fade, who will be the only Cybertronian left? The planet Donnokt sits on the edge of the universe, far away from all the stars that are flickering and fading out one last time. It is a world on the precipice of revolution-industrialization-taking its first steps into the realms of the mechanical. And on the far edge of nowhere, a Visitor arrives, and Donnokt will never be the same again. The war for Cybertron may be long over... but the war from Cybertron never ends.

TMNT ONGOING #129
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Sophie Campbell (A/CA) Pablo Tunica
Donatello struggles to escape from the fiendish Dr. Barlow with help of the mysterious VENUS! The Turtles attempt to save him as well, but first they'll have to have a final showdown with the Punk Frogs!
Continuing the long-awaited introduction of Venus!

BATMAN ONE DARK KNIGHT #3 (OF 3)
DC  Comics
(W/A/CA) Jock
From the sewers under Gotham to the roiling waters of the harbor, Batman’s march toward Blackgate Prison is nearing its end…but far from being a passive prisoner, E.M.P. has his own mission to fulfill—and there’s no way he’s letting the Dark Knight stop him from carrying it out!

JURASSIC LEAGUE #1 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Daniel Warren Johnson, Juan Gedeon (A) Juan Gedeon (CA) Daniel Warren Johnson
You know the story: an infant escapes the destruction of its home planet and is deposited on Earth to be raised by human parents. A goddess from a lost city defends truth. A Tyrannosaurus rex dons the visage of a bat to strike fear into evildoers’ hearts. This heroic trinity, alongside a league of other super-powered dinosaurs, join forces to save a prehistoric Earth from the sinister machinations of Darkseid. Wait...what? Okay, maybe you don’t know the story. So join us and bear witness to a brand-new—yet older than time—adventure and experience the Justice League as you have never seen them before!

BATMAN URBAN LEGENDS #15
DC Comics
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Nikola Cizmesija
Zatanna has to save Batman’s soul! Ace the Bat-Hound must confront the source of his trauma…The Joker! Meanwhile, the night of Batman’s auction is finally here! Katana doesn’t buy what Lady Shiva is selling for a second about the new Birds of Prey, and she’s going to let her know personally. Batman has to team up with Plastic Man to save a criminal from having his life taken by the Penguin and KGBeast!

JUSTICE LEAGUE VS THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #4 (OF 6)
DC Comics
W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Scott Godlewski
The Justice League is trapped in the 31st century with the Legion of Super-Heroes, while the looming terror of the Great Darkness hovers over both time period simultaneously. Even as the great heroes of the 21st century get to experience the fantastic far-flung future, the mysteries behind the Gold Lantern and the Great Darkness threaten all of existence. What is the secret behind the Great Darkness? And will the greatest heroes of two ages be able to stop it before it’s too late?

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3   
Marvel
I know that this is just #3, but did you notice that it's LGY #897? That means something big is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER! There are things you don't know about Tombstone. Neither you, nor Spider-Man, will ever forget them.

AVENGERS #56    
Marvel
JANE FOSTER TAKES THE SPOTLIGHT! She once famously wielded Mjolnir as Thor, Goddess of Thunder. Today, she guards the worlds of the living and the dead as the winged Valkyrie. Now, those two versions of the same mighty hero somehow find themselves face-to-face, in a desperate bid to save the soul of Jane Foster.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: SYMBOL OF TRUTH #1    
Marvel
CAPTAIN AMERICA SOARS AGAIN! Sam Wilson picks up the shield once more - and enters a world of trouble! Following a lead from Misty Knight, Sam intercepts a mysterious group hijacking what appears to be an empty train. As he digs deeper, he discovers that the plot may be connected to a crucial piece of Captain America history…and, surprisingly, Wakanda. The world is ready for two Captain Americas - but is Sam Wilson ready for what comes next? Acclaimed writer Tochi Onyebuchi (BLACK PANTHER LEGENDS, Riot Baby) teams with Stormbreaker R.B. Silva (POWERS OF X, INFERNO, FANTASTIC FOUR) to open a thrilling new chapter of CAPTAIN AMERICA history!

GAMBIT #1     
Marvel
All-NEW ADVENTURES OF THE LEGENDARY THIEF BY CO-CREATOR CHRIS CLAREMONT! You think you know all there is to know about Remy LeBeau, the Ragin' Cajun, the mutant known as GAMBIT - but legendary X-scribe Chris Claremont has an ace up his sleeve with this new series! Before he joined the X-MEN, Gambit encountered a mysterious girl named 'RO - the mutant STORM regressed to her child self by the nefarious NANNY - and the two went up against the forces of the SHADOW KING! Now, revealed for the first time, Gambit finds his path to becoming the heroic X-Man millions of fans call their favorite! Joined by rising star artist Sid Kotian, Chris weaves a story of action, intrigue and revenge that made Gambit the mutant he is and forged his relationship with Storm. You'll get a charge out of this one, mon ami!

SABRETOOTH #4   
Marvel
CALL IN THE CAVALRY! Even the best-laid plans fail. But above ground there are other mutants who've learned what's happening in the Pit and they aren't too pleased with the injustice of their fate. If Sabretooth and the others couldn't break out of the Pit, maybe someone will just have to break in.

SPIDER-MAN 2099: EXODUS #1
Marvel
INTRODUCING THE WINTER SOLDIER OF 2099! After a massive CELESTIAL body crashes into the Wastelands outside of Nueva York, a new Garden of Eden erupts from the crash site, offering unimaginable power. And it's not just THE CABAL who is hungry to control the Garden. Everyone's got something to gain from Paradise…including WINTER SOLDIER 13. Salvaged from the black market as a child, the Winter Soldier - raised on mad science - is bent on vengeance and rebirth. But what truly lies within the Garden?

STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS #23   
Marvel
"A CLEAR AND PRESENT DENGAR" The most underestimated bounty hunter in the galaxy in his greatest adventure yet! DENGAR makes his move - and the Underworld will be forever changed. Meanwhile, time is running out for T'ONGA and her crew to break VUKORAH… Will a young girl pay for their failure with her life?

STAR WARS: THE HALCYON LEGACY #4     
Marvel
LANDO AND HONDO ARE ON A COLLISION COURSE ABOARD THE HALCYON! A priceless jewel has attracted the attention of both LANDO and HONDO. But who is the mysterious figure who threatens both of their heists? And years in the future, CRIMSON JACK makes his move to capture the HALCYON...or destroy it

THOR #25
Marvel
"BANNER OF WAR" PART TWO! The 60th Anniversary celebration - and Thor and Hulk's epic rivalry - continues in the second installment of the crossover between the HULK and THOR series! Banner's newfound control of his rage is prolonging this fight more than Thor expected, and with Banner holding his own, Thor must get creative. Odin's breakthrough look into Banner's psyche seems to slow the violence, but will it be enough? Additionally, new creators to the THOR title bring glimpses into the possible futures of Thor and his friends!

WHAT IF...? MILES MORALES #3       
Marvel
DON'T MAKE HIM ANGRY... What if…instead of being bitten by a genetically enhanced spider, Miles Morales was blasted by gamma radiation and transformed into THE INCREDIBLE HULK?! Is Miles man or monster? Or maybe he's just a kid trying to live a normal life…school, dates, a rampaging ABOMINATION… Miles may be the strongest there is, but that doesn't mean growing up will be easy.

                                 May 18:

GUNSLINGER SPAWN #8
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Brett Booth (CA) Kevin Keane
As Gunslinger comes to terms with his new life in the present day, a revelation from his past will threaten to destroy his future.

TRANSFORMERS #43
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Brian Ruckley (A) Anna Malkova (CA) Stefano Simeone
End of the road! Optimus Prime leads the Autobots in a desperate battle on multiple fronts-against the maniacal Decepticons, against the swarming Insecticlones, against the teeming rust worms, against Cybertron itself. But how many problems will the Autobots be able to solve and what offer could stop their journey? An extra-long final issue leading to next month's Transformers Special 2022!

TMNT BEST OF RAT KING
IDW PUBLISHING
(W/A) Various (CA) James Biggie
Ahead of this summer's Armageddon Game, check out the best stories of one of the Turtles' most enigmatic foes, the Rat King! Spanning several publishers, this collection is the place to get familiar with the monarch of vermin himself!

SHADOW WAR ZONE #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
W) Various (A) Various (CA) Jonboy Meyers
Written by Joshua Williamson, Ed Brisson, Stephanie Phillips and Nadia Shammas Art by Trevor Hairsine, Ann Maulina, Mike Bowden and Others A special issue that showcases the spread and impact of the Shadow War on the DCU! Talia al Ghul has put out a hit on anyone who has ever worked with Deathstroke—and that includes Black Canary! Where has Luke Fox been? Talia is sick of watching from the sidelines and joins the battle herself! Also featuring the new villain Angel Breaker! What is her connection to Ghost-Maker?

FLASHPOINT BEYOND #3 (OF 6)
DC Comics
W) Geoff Johns, Tim Sheridan, Jeremy Adams (A) Xermanico (CA) Mitch Gerads
The DC event of 2022 continues! Thomas Wayne’s investigation into the Clockwork Killer goes sideways when he is confronted by a deadly alien invader the world knows as...Project: Superman? But what’s happened to the Kryptonian and Krypton in the World of Flashpoint? Will Thomas Wayne do what he has to in order to stop Superman—or has he changed? And what are those strange earthquakes now erupting across reality?

BATMAN THE KNIGHT #5 (OF 10)
DC Comics
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Carmine Di Giandomenico
Young Bruce Wayne’s global journey to become the Dark Knight continues as he finds himself deep in the heart of Moscow searching for Avery Oblonsky, the world’s foremost expert in disguise and espionage! Finding this phantom will prove more difficult than expected, but is Bruce willing to die trying?

BATMAN SUPERMAN WORLDS FINEST #3
DC Comics
(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Dan Mora
Great Scott! It’s a twisted time-travel tale of titanic tenure! In an attempt to get to the bottom of the mystery of the demon, Robin the Boy Wonder and the Supergirl of Krypton venture back in time to China circa 1600 B.C.—running headfirst into the ancient superheroes known as the House of Ji! Meanwhile, Superman and Batman are losing a race against time to save their fellow superheroes from the schemes of a new villain…one simply known as the Devil Nezha.

                                May 25:

SPAWN SCORCHED #6
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Sean Lewis (A) Stephen Segovia (CA) Bjorn Barends
There's a reason that only one Hellspawn is supposed to exist at a time: they're not meant to work alongside one another. Putting too many together is a recipe for disaster...as She-Spawn soon learns.

GODZILLA VS MMPR #3 (OF 5)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Freddie Williams II
From IDW Publishing and Boom! Studios, two titanic powers collide in an intercompany crossover event you never expected... but one that makes complete sense!
Everyone reading this series is expecting a team-up, and here it is! Only, this might not be what they had in mind! What's worse than a villainous monster from the Godzilla universe? Villainous monsters from the Godzilla and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers universes! And they're joining forces to destroy the Power Rangers!  
Written by superstar scribe Cullen Bunn (Godzilla: Cataclysm) and illustrated by artist extraordinaire Freddie Williams II (Batman/TMNT)!

TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS #16 (OF 17)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Erik Burnham (A) Josh Burcham (CA) Emilio Lopez
It's the beginning of the end for our Cybertronian friends! Their seven cycles are up, and now they must face the Vok! Will Optimus and Megatron's plan get them through? How will they fare facing off with such a powerful foe?

TRANSFORMERS WARS END #4 (OF 4)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Brian Ruckley (A/CA) Jack Lawrence
End of the line! Exarchon makes his final push to claim all Cybertron as his own. Can a ragtag group of Autobots and Decepticons working in parallel defeat one of Cybertron's all-time greatest threats? And what happens if they fail and Exarchon gets his hands on the sparks he needs to be unbeatable? An extra-long final issue leading to next month's Transformers Special 2022!

BATMAN FORTRESS #1 (OF 8)
DC Comics
(W) Gary Whitta (A/CA) Darick Robertson
When an unknown alien ship enters Earth’s atmosphere, disrupting global power and communications and plunging the planet into chaos, the world is left wondering…where is Superman when he is needed most? In the mysterious absence of the Last Son of Krypton, Batman must rally the rest of the Justice League to counter the alien threat...but first, he must quell a crime wave on the blacked-out streets of Gotham! Gary Whitta (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Darick Robertson (The Boys) have joined forces to tell a brutal and shocking adventure that will turn everything you think you know about Superman upside down!

FLASH THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #2 (OF 3)
DC Comics
W) Kenny Porter (A) Juan Ferreyra (CA) Sebastian Fiumara
Barry Allen’s early days as the Flash continue! Barry struggles to balance his new job as a hero with his internship at the crime lab. The pressure starts overwhelming him, literally, when the monstrous molten menace called Tar Pit appears in Central City looking to put an end to the Scarlet Speedster’s interference in his family’s business! Barry’s anxiety kick-starts his powers, sending him phasing through objects with explosive results. Can Barry get a handle on his abilities and stop Tar Pit in his tracks, or will he be tarred and feathered out of Central City for good?

DC VS VAMPIRES HUNTERS #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Neil Googe (CA) Jonboy Meyers
A blood-soaked one-shot tale of vampire violence! The Son of Batman, after years of training to be an assassin, is on a path toward utter destruction of the vampire race… Enter Damian Wayne: vampire hunter!

ACTION COMICS #1043
DC  Comics
(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Riccardo Federici, Ben Templesmith (CA) Dale Eaglesham
The next chapter of the Warworld Saga begins! Following the first victory by Superman and the Phaelosians, the Warworld Rebellion has begun. But Mongul has become more merciless than ever, cracking down on his enemies with unspeakable cruelty. With Superman’s people suffering and his options dwindling, his thoughts turn to the mythical necropolis that supposedly lies at the heart of Warworld. Superman’s epic space adventure continues in this new arc! Then, in Myth of the Mongul, journey back to the origin of the first Mongul in history…and uncover deadly secrets that could spell certain doom for Superman and his revolution!

BATMAN BEYOND THE WHITE KNIGHT #3 (OF 8)
Dc Comics
W/A/CA) Sean Murphy
The future of Gotham is coming to destroy its past! Batman…murderer? After discovering Bruce Wayne facilitated the murder of his father, Terry goes on the hunt, ready to unleash as Batman Beyond. The clock is ticking for Bruce in more ways than one after Harley Quinn’s daughter goes missing. And if she takes after her father, the fate of the city is in her hands! Can the former Batman find and stop her before the police do?

DETECTIVE COMICS #1060
Dc Comics
(W) Mariko Tamaki, Nadia Shamnas, Sina Grace (A) Ivan Reis, Danny Miki, David Lapham (CA) Ivan Reis, Danny Miki
Batman has deployed one of his most powerful weapons in the hunt for the mysterious bomber plaguing Gotham City…but it’s not the Batmobile, the Batwing, or even the batarangs. It’s Bruce Wayne! As Bruce investigates the courtroom bombing that nearly left Deb Donovan’s daughter a splatter on the wall, could there be…love in the air?

DEVIL'S REIGN: OMEGA
Marvel
In the wake of one of the most visceral DAREDEVIL, nay, MARVEL stories EVER, the Marvel Universe's New York City stands remade and reforged - if not in Wilson Fisk's image, then at the very least in his spirit! After a battle that nearly tore the city and its citizens apart, New York's super heroes have no choice but to try to adapt to the new and dangerous paradigm they find themselves operating under - with eight million people turned against them!

MAESTRO: WORLD WAR M #4  
Marvel
A gigantic enemy has Maestro running for cover as he scrambles for a way to win this fight. But as the changing tides sow discord amongst his enemies, the answer may be right in front of him - as long as no one interferes… It's all leading to next month's epic finale!

PUNISHER #3
Marvel
To finish his war once and for all, Frank Castle is molding the ninjas of the Hand into his own army of unstoppable killers, by teaching them the Way of the Punisher. The secret lies in a story from his past that he's never revealed to anyone: the story of Frank's first kill.

SAVAGE SPIDER-MAN #4    
Marvel
The Immaculatum have turned Peter into a monster and unleashed him upon society. This Savage Spider-Man has done horrific things and the man inside may be lost forever. Even if he isn't, will he be able to face himself after all he's done?

STAR WARS #24    
Marvel
"THE FINAL HUNT!" COMMANDER ELLIAN ZAHRA, former protégé of GRAND MOFF WILHUFF TARKIN, has used brilliant tactics and savage brutality to nearly eradicate the Rebel fleet. Now she and her final target, GENERAL LEIA ORGANA, will hunt each other across a wild planet...to the bitter end.

STAR WARS: HAN SOLO & CHEWBACCA #3  
Marvel
"I DON'T KNOW HOW WE'RE GONNA GET OUT OF THIS ONE!" HAN is trapped on the top floor of a skyscraper with security guards closing in on him. How will he escape? Would you believe…asking the Galactic Empire for help? This issue ties directly into Crimson Reign #3. Guest starring QI'RA & THE ARCHIVIST! Will Han reunite with his first love?

STRANGE #3  
Marvel
Someone is preying on the misery and suffering of New York's citizens. Clea Strange is all too familiar with the demons and monsters that stalk humans. But what happens when it's the humans who are hunting the monsters?

WOLVERINE #21
Marvel
DEEPER INTO DANGER DANGER DANGER! Outnumbered and surrounded, WOLVERINE unleashes his berserker rage, and DEADPOOL embraces his deadly fighting skills in a last ditch effort to save mutant lives. But what's with all the ROBOT X-MEN, and what do they have to do with the X-DESK?

X-MEN LEGENDS #1
Marvel
AN ALL-NEW TALE SET BEFORE GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1! Before GIANT-SIZE X-MEN brought STORM, WOLVERINE, COLOSSUS, NIGHTCRAWLER and THUNDERBIRD to the team, Roy Thomas redefined the merry mutants in two seminal runs on the book. Now Roy, at long last, returns to the saga of the X-MEN to take us through the period between his run and GSX, for the first time detailing Wolverine's government missions before his recruitment by PROFESSOR X (including unrevealed detail on his battle with the green goliath in HULK #181/182), an untold episode involving BEAST and a host of missing mutants, and the secret behind Wolverine's costume! Kicking off an all-new volume of X-MEN LEGENDS by a host of legendary creators, this is but the first story in a run of new, in-continuity tales covering the length and breadth of X-Men history from the early eras to fan-favorite latter day sagas! Face front, True Believers! These are the missing links you've been looking for!

X-MEN UNLIMITED: X-MEN GREEN #1
Marvel
AN "X" CROSSING DANGEROUS LINES! When a young X-Man breaks the laws of Krakoa and takes a life, it's up to Wolverine to track down his former student and take her down… But Nature Girl is tired of standing by while humanity destroys her home. Can even Logan quell her fury? Find out as a good girl breaks bad to save the planet! The hit story from Marvel Unlimited comes to print for the first time with exclusive bonus content!

                                      MAY 31

SHADOW WAR OMEGA #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
THE SHADOW WAR’S EPIC CONCLUSION! The shocking finale of the Shadow War! Lives have been lost. Heroes and villains have fallen in battle. And now the real mastermind behind the Shadow War has been revealed. But they are far from done! Batman and Robin are all that’s left to put a stop to their real plans. Can the father-and-son duo work together to save the day? Events in this issue lead directly into DC’s next big summer event!

BATMAN 2022 ANNUAL #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
W) Ed Brisson (A) John Timms (CA) Mikel Janin
Following the events of the Abyss story arc, Batman has now tasked Ghost-Maker to finance and lead Batman Inc.! First order of business for the new management? Clean up a huge mess Luthor created in Chechnya...but is this new group ready to face fearsome new threat the Gray Wolf? And prepare yourself for the evolution of Clownhunter!

FLASHPOINT BEYOND #4 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Geoff Johns, Tim Sheridan, Jeremy Adams (A/CA) Xermanico
Thomas is quickly closing in on the Clockwork Killer, but his investigation might be impeded by young Dexter Dent and his own vigilante agenda: breaking his mother out of Arkham!

ACTION COMICS 2022 ANNUAL #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC COMICS
(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Si Spurrier (A) Dale Eaglesham, Ian Churchill (CA) Francesco Francavilla
As the Warworld Saga reaches a breaking point, battle lines are drawn between the two towering forces at odds: Mongul and Superman. In this special 2022 annual we’ll explore how our combatants have evolved over the years to represent the beacons of hope and tyranny that they respectively embody...and witness the first chilling chapter of their ultimate final battle!

JUSTICE LEAGUE ROAD TO DARK CRISIS #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Rafael Sarmento
Written by Joshua Williamson, Jeremy Adams, Brandon Thomas, Chuck Brown, Stephanie Phillips and Phillip Kennedy Johnson Art by Clayton Henry, Fico Ossio, Emanuela Lupacchino, Leila Del Duca and more The Justice League has tragically fallen in battle, and now we see the aftermath. How does the world react to the Justice League being gone? Which heroes rise up...and which villains try to take advantage? And what dark forces are lying in wait to attack? An all-star roster of DC talent showcases a world without a Justice League and sets the stage for next month’s Dark Crisis event!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4
Marvel
After what just happened with Tombstone, Spider-Man still has to fight a whole well-armed gang to save dozens of innocent New Yorkers. With his spider-powers, he can probably take ten or fifteen of them, right? What if there's thirty of them? ASM #900 is almost here!

AVENGERS FOREVER #6  
Marvel
INTRODUCING THE INVINCIBLE VIBRANIUM MAN! On an alternate Earth where Wakanda has been crushed from existence and where the Black Panther is a forgotten legend, one man known as T'Challa will forge a new legacy for himself and perhaps even hope for a planet caught in the grips of the god-slaughtering King Killmonger.

FANTASTIC FOUR #44    
Marvel
THE RECKONING WAR HEATS UP IN THIS OVERSIZED ISSUE! "The End of Everything That Ever Was or Ever Will Be" This is the final battle of the Reckoning War. At the Apex of the All Reality, the fate of the Marvel Universe will be decided. And no matter who wins, nothing will ever be the same again. This is not hyperbole. This is happening. There will be consequences. If you care about the Fantastic Four, their extended family and the rest of the Marvel U...you will not want to miss this. Starring Reed, Sue, Ben, Johnny, Nick Fury, Victor Von Doom, Norrin Radd, Uatu and Jennifer Walters.

HULK #7     
Marvel
"BANNER OF WAR" PART THREE! In the third installment of the epic crossover between the HULK and THOR series, Iron Man interrupts a pivotal moment of Hulk and Thor's battle to settle a score. Equipped with new "Celestial Hulkbuster" armor of his own design, Tony is convinced that he can ensure Thor's victory and Hulk's capture. But sometimes what you don't know really can hurt you…

IMMORTAL X-MEN #3  
Marvel
THE DESTINY OF X! Over one hundred years ago, Irene Adler wrote twelve books. A sequel is long overdue.

NEW FANTASTIC FOUR #1
Marvel
SPIDER-MAN! GHOST RIDER! WOLVERINE! HULK! When these unlikely heroes first banded together to become the NEW FANTASTIC FOUR, they made Marvel history. Now this fan-favorite team returns in an all-new adventure written by Peter David! Set shortly after the events of the group's first appearance, brace yourself for a wild ride and guest stars aplenty - including the original FF. Plus, a series of mystery villains that you'll never see coming!

SPIDER-MAN 2099: EXODUS #2
Marvel
WITNESS LOKI 2099! THE PRINCE OF LIES - last survivor of Asgard's Ragnarok, sponsored by ALCHEMAX's Aesir program - is now THE PRINCE OF OUTCASTS. While THE CABAL preys upon society's dregs, LOKI schemes to resurrect Asgard on his own terms. But when Loki's involved, can mischief be far behind? What's the secret of Loki's last trick, and how does it affect the future of Asgard and Midgard alike?

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #23
Marvel
"THE SHADOW'S SHADOW'S SHADOW" An epic new story begins as DARTH VADER embarks upon a new mission in partnership with a sworn enemy - but who's leading whom to doom? And what happens when the QUEEN'S SHADOW learns the deepest secret of the Dark Lord of the Sith? Plus: the shocking return of a face from Vader's most distant past!

WOLVERINE: PATCH #3
Marvel
THE BATTLE HEATS UP IN THE JUNGLES OF MADRIPOOR! PATCH is caught between the KRASNYS, GENERAL COY'S forces, Russian paramilitary forces and S.H.I.E.L.D.! But only one is the Best There Is At What He Does…and what he does isn't very nice! Good thing warfare ain't a nice business… Featuring - a totally surreal visit from JEAN GREY!

X-MEN RED #3  
Marvel
POWER GRAB! TARN THE UNCARING waged war and torture on Arakko for centuries. He's the most hated being on Mars…and he sits on their ruling council. ABIGAIL BRAND has a plan to remedy that - and reap the rewards. So does ROBERTO DA COSTA. But only one of them can win…and Tarn's going to make at least one mutant pay the price for it!