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                             August 2022 newsletter


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The dog days of August have arrived, and these great story lines will keep you entertained!

                          IN STORE AUGUST 3:

FLASHPOINT BEYOND #4 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Geoff Johns, Tim Sheridan, Jeremy Adams (A) Xermanico (CA) Mitch Gerads
Thomas Wayne 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!

BATMAN #126
 DC Comics
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Jorge Jimenez, Belen Ortega (CA) Jorge Jimenez
Batman has battled all manner of criminals, monsters, and super-villains, but nothing could have prepared him for what’s coming with Failsafe, an unstoppable foe that can outfight and outthink the Dark Knight—but could a dark connection to Batman’s past be the answer? In the backup, Catwoman is piecing together the lineage of one of Gotham’s most notorious criminal families...and it’s not for the faint of heart!

SWORD OF AZRAEL #1 (OF 6)
 DC Comics
(W) Dan Watters (A/CA) Nikola Cizmesija
THE WARRIOR ANGEL OF ST. DUMAS RETURNS! Jean-Paul Valley does not want to be Azrael ever again. All it has brought him is pain, violence, and misery. He has sequestered himself away at a monastery in Europe to find peace. But when a young woman who claims to have the same System programming that made Jean-Paul into Azrael arrives at the monastery, he won’t have a choice but to don his violent mantle of Azrael once more to protect her from the deadly assassins who wish her harm. From the rising star creative team of Dan Watters (Arkham City: The Order of the World, Lucifer) and Nikola Cižmešija (Batman: Urban Legends, Future State: Gotham) this miniseries will redefine one of the Batman world’s most iconic and fierce characters.

SWORD OF AZRAEL DARK KNIGHT OF THE SOUL #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
(W) Dan Watters (A/CA) Nikola Cizmesija
THE ANGEL OF ST. DUMAS’S FAITH IS CHALLENGED! This issue collects the critically acclaimed three-part story that ran in the pages of Batman: Urban Legends ahead of the August debut of the new Sword of Azrael miniseries. Azrael has returned to Gotham City after a long time away, unsure of his purpose and having his faith constantly challenged by demonic developments in the city. The arrival of the new antagonist the Poor Fellow will change Azrael’s future forever. Reprints the Azrael stories from Batman: Urban Legends #8-10 that lead into Sword of Azrael #1!

DARK CRISIS #3 (OF 7)
 DC Comics
(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Daniel Sampere
THE BATTLE OF THE EMERALD ARMY HAS BEGUN! Hal Jordan has launched all-out war on Pariah and the Dark Army to avenge his fallen Justice League teammates—but how can one man stand in the way of the Great Darkness? Meanwhile back on Earth, Titans Tower has burned and Deathstroke’s army has continued its scorched-earth march across the planet. To stop Slade Wilson, the young heroes of the DCU might have no other choice than to turn to the brutal tactics of Black Adam…

BATMAN BEYOND NEO-YEAR #5 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing (A/CA) Max Dunbar
YOU CAN NEVER GO HOME AGAIN! Neo-Gotham and its Sword have compromised and gravely injured officer Beam Boonma. To save her life, Terry McGinnis will bring her to what remains of the Batcave, begging one of his newest foes, Gestalt, to help him. Terry has one last chance to save Neo-Gotham from itself. He’ll have to take everything he’s learned in this year without Bruce and redefine the legend of Batman once and for all.

BATMAN KILLING TIME #6 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Tom King (A/CA) David Marquez
All hell breaks lose as a gang war in Gotham erupts over the mysterious artifact stolen by Catwoman and the Riddler! Blood will be shed, lives be lost, and a shocking ending will leave your head spinning!

DC VS VAMPIRES #8 (OF 12)
DC Comics
(W) Matthew Rosenberg, James Tynion IV (A) Otto Schmidt (CA) Guillem March
THE BATTLE FOR EARTH CONTINUES IN THIS BLOODTHIRSTY SERIES! The surviving heroes put their various plans in motion in their last attempt to save humanity! The Birds of Prey are out for blood and head back into the heart of the vampire kingdom: Gotham City! Supergirl must cross a vampire-infested ocean and Green Arrow’s mission is…just too horrifying to mention!

EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #1 (OF 5)
Marvel
(W) Dan Slott, Various (A) Mark Bagley, Various (CA) Josemaria Casanovas
THE END OF THE SPIDER-VERSE IS COMING!
edge ('ej) noun - 1. outermost limit of an object - 2. the sharp side of a blade
The leading edge of the Spider-Verse brought you Spider-Gwen and Peni Parker. This final edge will introduce you to some of the most important characters in the future of the Spider-Verse...but it will also slice the final strand of the web.
IN THIS ISSUE: SPIDER-MAN NOIR! ARAÑA'S NEW STATUS QUO! SPIDER-REX AND MORE!
RATED T+

IMMORTAL X-MEN 5
THE BOOK OF EXODUS! Bennet du Paris was born in the 12th century. Exodus marched forth with a sword in his hand and a shield in his heart to protect what he believes. It's now the 21st century. What's changed? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. And the Eternals who dared attack Krakoa are going to discover what that means.

MS. MARVEL & WOLVERINE 1
Marvel
A DIRE THREAT. A DANGEROUS MYSTERY. AND ONLY THE TOUGHEST HEROES OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE CAN SAVE THE DAY! When a mysterious threat lands in New York City, MS. MARVEL takes matters into her own embiggened hands! But with Krakoan security/tech compromised, you can bet WOLVERINE and the X-MEN won't be far behind! The best there is at what he does teams up with one of the Marvel Universe's most lauded heroes in an oversized action-packed adventure for the ages! Be here for the start of the saga, and follow through August and September as MOON KNIGHT and VENOM join Kamala Khan for the super hero spectacle of the summer!

NEW FANTASTIC FOUR 3
Marvel
Chaos erupts in Sin City as Asmodeus' demonic influence spreads...and the New Fantastic Four are caught in the thick of it! With Ghost Rider M.I.A., it's up to Wolverine, Hulk and Spider-Man to face off against a demonically possessed Human Torch. But can they defeat him without killing him? Plus: A house call from Dr. Strange!

PREDATOR 1
Marvel
HUNT. KILL. REPEAT. In the near future, a young girl sees her family slaughtered by the deadliest and most feared hunter in the universe: a PREDATOR. Years later, though her ship is barely holding together and food is running short, Theta won't stop stalking the spaceways until the Yautja monster who killed her family is dead…or she is. Ed Brisson (IRON FIST, GHOST RIDER) and Kev Walker (DR. STRANGE, DOCTOR APHRA) forge a violent, heartbreaking and unforgettable new chapter in the PREDATOR saga not to be missed!

SPIDER-MAN 2099: EXODUS 5
Marvel
SPIDER-MAN FACES OFF WITH 2099's X-MEN! As SPIDER-MAN races to shut down the CABAL, they show up at the Garden's gate…but the Garden's occupied. At its epicenter is a mutant, somehow fallen from the stars, and the nomadic X-MEN fight to claim the Garden as their new home. Will SPIDER-MAN respect their claim? Or will he try to take the Garden for humans? And even if they can co-exist, what'll Spider-Man and the X-Men do about the CABAL SENTINELS breathing down their necks?

STAR WARS: THE HALCYON LEGACY 5
Marvel
"LAST STAND ON THE HALCYON" Star-crossed lovers who crossed the wrong syndicate try to escape on the Halcyon. But even in the chaos of the early days of the New Republic, can they evade a murderers' row of bounty hunters stalking them - including BOSSK? And years in the future, the pirate CRIMSON JACK closes in on the legendary Galactic Starcruiser.

TALES OF SUSPENSE 57 FACSIMILE EDITION
Marvel
Earth's mightiest marksman makes his unforgettable debut, but is he hero or villain? Life as a carnival archer sure is tough, so Clint Barton dons a colorful costume, designs some nifty trick arrows and sets out for fame and fortune as the adventurer Hawkeye! But when he takes the blame for a crime he didn't commit, the mysterious Black Widow takes him under her wing - and unleashes him against the Invincible Iron Man! Tony Stark and Clint Barton may have years of friendship ahead of them in the Avengers, but for now, it's arrows against armor - and may the best man win! Plus: a powerful tale of Uatu the Watcher! It's one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) #57.

X-MEN '92: HOUSE OF XCII 4
Marvel
REIGN OF XCII! Krakoa has cordially invited friend and foe alike to the Inner Circle Gala…but could that really be a staging ground for something more planet-sized? This '90s-tastic take on the X-Men's Krakoan Era continues as both the mutants and their foes reach for the stars!

X-MEN RED 5 [AXE]
Marvel
EXCESS DEVIATION! No one who is not an Omega-level mutant has ever taken one of the nine seats of the Great Ring. Together, they are the greatest power Arakko has ever known - and it's nine against one. So, if the nine are losing…what does that say about the one? Judgment Day has come to the Red Planet - and it's Arakko's greatest test since X OF SWORDS!

                     IN STORE AUGUST 10:

G.I.Joe: Best Of Storm Shadow #one-shot
IDW Publishing
Once a warrior for Cobra, then a soldier for G.I. Joe, but ALWAYS an Arashikage ninja first and foremost! He’s Tommy Arashikage, aka Storm Shadow…and these are some of his greatest adventures!

Transformers: Last Bot Standing #4
IDW Publishing
It’s come to this! Donnokt—no, the universe—hangs in the balance. The last true Cybertronian stands against Visitors from another world to determine the future. One shall stand, one shall fall. Find out who will be the Last Bot Standing!

KING SPAWN #13
IMAGE
(W) Sean Lewis (A) Javi Fernandez (CA) Don Aguillo
After the decision is made about the God-Throne, Spawn realizes there were things in play he didn't anticipate. Now he doesn't know who he can trust and who has him in their sights!

DCEASED WAR OF THE UNDEAD GODS #1 (OF 8)
 DC Comics
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Trevor Hairsine, Andy Lanning (CA) Trevor Hairsine
What began as a battle for Earth has become a war for the galaxy as the epic final chapter in the massive DCeased franchise is here! The emergence of a reborn, undead Darkseid in DCeased: Dead Planet sets the stage for the most devastating conflict yet for Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman! As the Anti-Life Equation spreads into the cosmos, the survivors of Earth prepare for the coming apocalypse and realize their only hope could lie in the most powerful surviving hero from the first DCeased series... The bestselling creative team of Tom Taylor and Trevor Hairsine return for their third and final installment in War of the Undead Gods!

DARK CRISIS WORLDS WITHOUT A JUSTICE LEAGUE GREEN LANTERN #1 (ONE SHOT)
 DC Comics
(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Nadia Shammas (A) Fernando Blanco, Jack Herbert (CA) Fernando Blanco
When Pariah and his forces of the Great Darkness laid waste to the most powerful superheroes of all time, all hope was lost…but the spirit of the Justice League can never truly die. John Stewart takes flight to defend his planet as the Emerald Knight of Justice alongside allies Red Hood and the blind prophet Kyle Rayner! Plus: Hawkgirl takes to the skies in her own unique world! Where there’s life there’s hope, and with that hope comes a deeper unraveling of the tapestry of the DCU’s biggest event of 2022!

BATMAN URBAN LEGENDS #18
DC Comics
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Liam Sharp
A STRING OF NEW SAGAS BEGINS! Written by Tini Howard, Blake Howard, Brandon Thomas, Chris Burnham, Henry Barajas and Greg Hahn Art by Rosi Kampe, Alberto Jimenez Albuquerque, Chris Burnham and Sergio Acuna Tini Howard and Blake Howard pen an epic Batman story! Batman and the Outsiders have to save the Signal from burning out! A new mystery begins, starring Alfred Pennyworth before his passing, from all-star creator Chris Burnham! And in a story from Batman’s past, the Dark Knight must team up with Etrigan the Demon to stop the Reincarnators!

JURASSIC LEAGUE #4 (OF 6)
 DC Comics
(W) Daniel Warren Johnson, Juan Gedeon (A) Juan Gedeon (CA) Daniel Warren Johnson
The trinity of Batsaur, Wonderdon, and Supersaur welcomes a few new monstrous members in the form of Aquanyx, Flashraptor, and Green Torch! But can even a fully staffed Jurassic League stand a chance against Darkseid and his army of corrupted carnivores?

A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY 2
Marvel
...THE WICKED WILL BE PUT TO DEATH! As the world shakes, an unlikely group of heroes and less-than-heroes gather to find a peaceful solution. Sadly, the best laid plans of man, mutant and Eternal oft go awry...

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 7
Marvel
Norman Osborn is back! But what does he have planned for Spider-Man?! One of the biggest Spidey status quo changes in years is here!

AVENGERS #59
Marvel
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Garron, Javier
THE LEGEND OF RENO PHOENIX AND THE STARBRAND KID!
The Avengers' journey through time brings them to the Old West, where they cross paths with a couple of History's Mightiest Heroes, whose six-guns are loaded with the greatest powers of the heavens. But is that enough to force a showdown with the forces of Mephisto? Or will the Avengers be lost in time forever?
RATED T+

CAPTAIN AMERICA SENTINEL OF LIBERTY #3
Marvel
(W) Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing (A/CA) Carmen Carnero
Steve Rogers tracks the mysterious organization known only as the Outer Circle to a lab in the heart of a volcano, where the original creator of the shield left behind a dire message. But the Outer Circle isn't going to let the information go without a fight. Who - or what - is the Redacted? And will Steve survive long enough to find out?
Meanwhile, Bucky Barnes finds himself in a high-stakes battle with none other than the Dryad herself...Peggy Carter!

FANTASTIC FOUR 46
Marvel
"Family First"! Not a dream. Not a hoax. This is real. Thanks to the knowledge of the Watchers, the lost daughter of Nathaniel Richards has been found. It's time to finally meet the mysterious sister of Reed Richards. But is it time to welcome her into the family? It's a day of amazing adventures both in her world, and in the world of the Fantastic Four. Guest-starring Namor, King of Atlantis.

STAR WARS: HAN SOLO & CHEWBACCA 5
Marvel
"LET'S KEEP A LITTLE OPTIMISM HERE." But optimism is hard to come by with the Millennium Falcon gone and Han and Chewie in their toughest spot ever! Greedo is back and boy, is he mad! Featuring the returns of Marshal Buck Vancto and Khel Tanna. Which one is going to get their hands on Han first? All this and more in the rip-roaring conclusion of "The Crystal Run."

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!

                          IN STORE AUGUST 17:

GUNSLINGER SPAWN #11
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Brett Booth (CA) Puppeteer Lee
Gunslinger's realization that his enemies have ended up in the future alongside him sets him on a new path. The HUNT is on, and he is bringing HELL with him!

Star Trek: The Mirror War #8:
IDW Publishing
After splintering the Cardassian blockade with a bold, joint attack and help from old friends, the crew of the I.S.S. Enterprise moves to end the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance once and for all. Enter the Mirror Universe and witness the fate of the Terran Empire in this explosive finale of The Mirror War!

BATMAN ONE BAD DAY THE RIDDLER #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Mitch Gerads
The Dark Knight’s greatest villains get their greatest stories yet! The Riddler, Two-Face, the Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Catwoman, Bane, Clayface, and Ra’s al Ghul—Batman’s most iconic villains are all given 64-page Prestige format specials that show why they are the greatest villains in all of comics, spearheaded by today’s top talent. We begin with Batman - One Bad Day: The Riddler! Tom King and Mitch Gerads, the Eisner Award–winning duo behind Mister Miracle, The Sheriff of Babylon, and Strange Adventures, reunite to dive deep into the mind of Batman’s most intellectual foe…the Riddler. The Riddler has killed a man in broad daylight for seemingly no reason, but…there’s always a reason. The Riddler is always playing a game, there are always rules. Batman will reach his wits’ end trying to figure out the Riddler’s true motivation in this epic psychological thriller; this is not to be missed!

DARK CRISIS YOUNG JUSTICE #3 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Meghan Fitzmartin (A) Laura Braga (CA) Max Dunbar
SINS OF THE OLD! In response to their lack of gratitude, the world holding Superboy, Impulse, and Tim Drake captive has brought back the three villains who have caused them the most pain to keep them in their place: Deathstroke, Captain Boomerang, and Lex Luthor. Old wounds will open. Wonder Girl and her search team will have to hurry up before there’s no Young Justice left to save!

BATMAN SUPERMAN WORLDS FINEST #6
DC Comics
(W) Mark Waid (A) Travis Moore (CA) Dan Mora
THE FLYING GRAYSON FLIES THROUGH TIME! The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel might have been victorious in their battle against the dreaded Devil Nezha (but were they, though? More on that to come, kids…) but there’s one thing they forgot in all the madness…Dick! Robin the Boy Wonder is lost in time like some kind of chrono-Home Alone…and to find him, Batman and Superman will need to get creative!

BATMAN THE KNIGHT #8 (OF 10)
DC Comics
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Carmine Di Giandomenico
Bruce Wayne’s journey to become the Dark Knight has taken him around the globe several times, but his training is nearly complete. His trials, however, haven’t gone unnoticed: someone has been watching him…hunting him! The final test of the Batman begins!

DC VS VAMPIRES ALL-OUT WAR #2 (OF 6)
 DC Comics
(W) Matthew Rosenberg, Alex Paknadel, Emma Vieceli (A) Pasquale Qualano, Haining (CA) Alan Quah
The survivors of a horrifying vampire attack, led by Deathstroke, take shelter with Talia al Ghul. With intel from a hero recently saved from vampirism, John Constantine prepares them for a (suicide) mission, while Midnighter goes through every scenario in his head and finds out the dark truth. Meanwhile the mysterious vampire Lord Cinder has become aware of their plans and prepares a surprise...

EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2 (OF 5)
Marvel
(W) Dan Slott, Various (A) Mark Bagley, Various (CA) Josemaria Casanovas
IN THIS ISSUE: SPIDER-GWEN! THE NEW SPIDER-UK! MINI-SPIDEY!
And get to know your antagonist for this huge story!
RATED T+

FORTNITE X MARVEL ZERO WAR #3 (OF 5)
Marvel
(W) Christos Gage (A) Sergio Davila (CA) Francis Yu
The return of an unlikely ally brings Iron Man and the Foundation closer to their goal. Meanwhile, it's an all-out brawl against Stegron and his dinosaur hybrids in the Savage Land as the hunt for the Zero Shard heats up! But Stegron's not the only villain interested in the Zero Shard...
Each first print issue contains a redeemable code to unlock a bonus digital cosmetic in Fortnite! See issue for details.
RATED T+

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN 2
Marvel
Battle with the beastly Mudhorn! Having tracked down a valuable quarry, the Mandalorian must now contend with thieving bandits. Will the Mandalorian battle it out with the Jawas or is an alliance in the cards?

A.X.E.: DEATH TO THE MUTANTS 1 [AXE]
Marvel
The mutants are Deviants. Eternals are coded to correct excess deviation. The mutants are eternal, Mars colonizers, ever-spreading. Eternals know what they should do. Our heroes don't want to, but can they resist the murderous designs coded into their body as surely as any Sentinel? And if they can't, can anyone survive the coming judgment?

AVENGERS 1,000,000 BC 1
Marvel
THE SECRET ORIGIN OF THOR - REVEALED! They are the defenders of the dawn of time. Marvel's first and mightiest legacy heroes. But their greatest secrets have never been revealed. Until now. Witness the dark events that shatter their ranks. See how their lives come to shape the entire future of the Marvel Universe. And be there for the monumental event that reunites them one last time: the true story of Thor's birth.

HULK 9
Marvel
New Arc - HULK PLANET! Thoroughly shaken by his battle with Thor and Titan's impact on his friends, Bruce Banner decides that his best company is himself - and only himself. As he sets Starship Hulk on a far away course, he begins to reckon with what it means to be healthy - and encounters an alternative to isolation he'd never thought to dream of. But this alternative begs the question - who exactly is Monolith?

SPIDER-MAN 2099: EXODUS OMEGA 1
Marvel
THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF 2099 REACHES ITS EXPLOSIVE CONCLUSION! The final battle for the Celestial Garden begins! Spider-Man vs. Norman Osborn! The X-Men vs. the Cabal! Two armies, two deadly enemies…and the keys to 2099's future up for grabs! It's a brawl for all: A brave new tomorrow for 2099 starts here!

STAR WARS 26
Marvel
THE PATH TO VICTORY! The Rebel Fleet is reunited at last, and Leia Organa, Mon Mothma and the other Alliance leaders send a strong message to the galaxy that the resistance to Palpatine's rule remains as strong as ever. Meanwhile, Lady Qi'ra of Crimson Dawn has activated her sleeper agents across the galaxy, instructing them to cause chaos for the Empire by any means necessary!

X-MEN 13 [AXE]
Marvel
THE INHERITORS OF THE EARTH? The mutants are the next stage of evolution. Evolution depends on a mutation of genes - the genes of the offspring deviating from their progenitors. Some would call the X-gene EXCESS deviation. Those people are gonna need to be taken down a few pegs.

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!

                       IN STORE AUGUST 24:

SPAWN SCORCHED #9
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Sean Lewis (A) Stephen Segovia (CA) Thaddeus Robeck
The team is back with a renewed sense of purpose and a new vision for approaching the threats on their horizon. Unfortunately, a threat from one of their pasts has a few different ideas.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Armageddon Game - Opening Moves #2
IDW Publishing
The Rat King has been plotting behind the scenes of NYC and Mutant Town with his newly recruited trio of terror—LeatherKrang, Madame Null, and Baxter Stockman. As a result, his witch sister, Kitsune, and the Shredder have undertaken a desperate metaphysical journey seeking past weaknesses in order to counter the trickster god’s latest deadly gambit. Now, with Krang out of the way, Shredder and Kitsune turn their attention to Madame Null and Baxter Stockman. But will the answers they seek be even more dangerous than the arcane quest to find them? As it was in the shocking first issue, enemies become allies and exciting new characters are debuted as longtime TMNT scribe Tom Waltz returns to the pages of IDW’s ongoing series, alongside brilliant artist Fero Peniche, in this official prequel to the massive TMNT event of 2022…the Armageddon Game!

DETECTIVE COMICS #1063
DC Comics
(W) Ram V., Simon Spurrier (A) Rafael Albuquerque, Dani (CA) Evan Cagle
Old friends Bruce Wayne and Harvey Dent share a moment together asking: At what point does Gotham not need a Batman anymore? As Batman’s investigation around Gotham leads him to encounter more and more demonic beings, the one thing they all have in common is…they’re all people he fights to keep off the streets and behind bars. But when Two-Face appears asking Batman for help, is he friend or foe? And is whatever’s going on with Batman already too late to do anything about?…Is he the detective or the devil?

ACTION COMICS #1046
DC Comics
(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Dale Eaglesham, David Lapham (CA) Lucio Parrillo
The climactic battle for the fate of Warworld is fast approaching, and the Authority is finally reunited…but no longer as allies! As Superman fights to retrieve a mythical ancient weapon that can free the people of Warworld, Natasha Irons, Midnighter, and O.M.A.C. fight for the souls of their own teammates. Meanwhile, in the Fortress of Solitude: it’s all hands on deck as the entire Super-family joins forces to recover the Genesis fragment from one of Superman’s earliest classic enemies!

BATMAN FORTRESS #4 (OF 8)
 DC Comics
(W) Gary Whitta (A/CA) Darick Robertson
With the fate of Earth on the line, desperate times call for desperate measures…and the team-up of Batman and Lex Luthor is the definition of desperate! With the world hanging in the balance, can this bizarre dynamic duo locate the Fortress of Solitude before the alien invaders do?

BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT PRESENTS RED HOOD #2 (OF 2)
 DC Comics
(W) Sean Murphy, Clay McCormack (A) Simone Di Meo (CA) Sean Murphy
After being reluctantly recruited to bring justice to the East Backport neighborhood of Gotham, Jason Todd is back in the hero business! With an all-too-eager sidekick, Gan, by his side, he’s on the road to becoming one of the good guys again. And after all the damage Bruce Wayne did to his childhood, he’s hell-bent on creating the ultimate Robin, no matter the cost. But when the new dynamic duo’s first challenger comes calling, will they be up to the task? Shriek is ready to turn up the stereo and blow our heroes away!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 8
Marvel
Spider-Man has a new costume and accessories that look vaguely…familiar. Is that a GLIDER?!

AVENGERS FOREVER 8
Marvel
THE FISTS OF THE UNWORTHY THOR! Meet the most broken Thor in the Multiverse. One who watched Asgard burn, watched Midgard be defiled and was helpless to stop it, as he's a Thor who cannot lift his own hammer. In desperation, Thor will turn to another of the Earth's great powers, becoming a pupil of the Thunderer of mystical K'un-Lun, the guardian of the immortal Iron Fist.

STAR WARS DARTH VADER #26
Marvel
(W) Greg Pak (A) Raffaele Ienco (CA) Rahzzah
INTO THE SAND!
•  We all know about Anakin Skywalker's aversion to finely ground particulate matter.
•  But what does sand mean to the Dark Lord of the Sith?
•  When Sabé, Vader's unlikely new ally, goes missing, Vader must confront his own dark heart in the maelstrom of a terrible sandstorm - while tapping into one of his earliest skills in a wildly unexpected way!
RATED T

STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #23
Marvel
(W) Alyssa Wong (A) Minkyu Jung (CA) W. Scott Forbes
• SANA STARROS and her team are determined to rescue DOCTOR APHRA at any cost!
•  But everyone's keeping secrets...
  ...and the SPARK ETERNAL has plans of its own!
RATED T

WOLVERINE: PATCH 5
Marvel
LAW'S OUT, CLAWS OUT! S.H.I.E.L.D. makes landfall in MADRIPOOR to put an end to the jungle warfare between COY, NEMIKOVA, and the KRASNYS! But will even their MANDROID battle suits be enough to quell the conflict? NICK FURY may lay down the law, but PATCH only plays by his own rules…

                            IN STORE AUGUST 31:

SPAWN #333
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Rory McConville (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Francesco Mattina
Al is alone. Allies have abandoned him. New threats are emerging, and his mission is in doubt. Is this really the end...?

Star Trek: Picard: Stargazer #1
IDW Publishing
Embark on a never-before-seen journey set between seasons two and three of the Paramount+ hit series Star Trek: Picard! After a tantalizing offer to return among the stars arises, Captain Jean Luc-Picard takes to the bridge of the U.S.S. Stargazer. But when trouble rears its head on a once peaceful, pre-warp planet from his past, Picard enlists the help of an old friend.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #132
IDW Publishing
As the TMNT continue to train under the tutelage of the Shredder in Northampton, the techniques they are learning take a bizarrely arcane turn. Will Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, Leonardo, and Jennika learn how to master and control the dark ninja arts…or will they be consumed by them? One thing’s for certain: if they are to have any chance at success, they will need to seek out a light from the past to help guide their way.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Best Of Baxter Stockman #one-shot
IDW Publishing
He’s an inventor. He’s a mad genius. He’s a cutthroat businessman. He’s a villain. He’s a hero. He’s been a mutant fly. He’s even been the mayor of New York City. But most importantly, he’s never, ever boring. This is Baxter Stockman at his very best… Just ask him!

Transformers: Shattered Glass II #1
IDW Publishing
Shattered Glass is back! Optimus Prime is a ruthless tyrant, and Megatron is a compassionate peacekeeper. Cybertron sits on the brink of war as Autobots and Decepticons race to gain control of a Titan that could destroy either side in nanocycles. While everyone has their eyes on the Titan, Ultra Magnus, a powerful shadow broker, puts into action a plan kilocylces in the making…

JUSTICE LEAGUE VS THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #6 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Scott Godlewski
THE BLOCKBUSTER SHOCKING CONCLUSION TO THE GOLD LANTERN SAGA. Which legendary DC villain is behind this great darkness that is about to destroy all the ages of heroes all at once? Find out right here: all this AND the future of the Legion of Super-Heroes is revealed!

AMAZING FANTASY #1000
Marvel
(W) Kurt Busiek, Various (A) Goran Parlov, Various (CA) John Romita
The comic that brought you SPIDER-MAN hits issue #1000!
We're going big to celebrate in this, our thousandth issue of AMAZING FANTASY! An ALL-STAR roster of creators are coming together to celebrate Peter Parker and Spider-Man's birthdays!
RATED T

EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #3 (OF 5)
Marvel
(W) Dan Slott, Various (A) Mark Bagley, Various (CA) Josemaria Casanovas
IN THIS ISSUE! SPIDER-MAN: INDIA! AND NIGHT-SPIDER!
Wait, WHO IS NIGHT-SPIDER?!
RATED T+

FORTNITE X MARVEL ZERO WAR #4 (OF 5)
Marvel
(W) Christos Gage (A) Sergio Davila (CA) Francis Yu
The most dangerous person in the Marvel Universe has thrown in with some of the most dangerous people in the Fortnite universe. But what does Doom really want? And how far will he go to get it?
Each first print issue contains a redeemable code to unlock a bonus digital cosmetic in Fortnite! See issue for details.
RATED T+

THOR 27
Marvel
Donny Cates writes Venom once again, alongside guest artist Salvador Larroca! In this team-up of kings, Thor, King of Asgard, and Eddie Brock, King in Black, must set aside their personal differences to save the one thing they both love: Earth!

STAR WARS: OBI-WAN 4
Marvel
As the sandstorm overtakes his home, Obi-Wan has more time to reflect in - and on - the darkness. He looks back on a time when he and Anakin Skywalker were pulled off the front lines of the Clone Wars to confront a lost soul from Kenobi's wartime past. Can the two Jedi bring a man back from the heart of darkness to which he has fallen?

X-MEN #14
Marvel
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) C.F. Villa (CA) Martin Coccolo
WAS CYCLOPS RIGHT? - AN A.X.E. TIE-IN!
Are ANY of the X-Men right? Only one can judge them and the Day of Judgment is here, for good or ill, and the newest team of X-Men must face the truth about themselves and what they have done.
RATED T+