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                         January 2023 Newsletter


Welcome to the first installment of the 2023 edition of the Time Out For Comics! newsletter! Our 30th anniversary is this year! I look forward to another great year with it all or you!

 The year looks promising with interesting storylines coming our favorite publishers.

                              In store January 4

AVENGERS 64
Marvel
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE - PART FOUR: THE BATTLE FOR THE DAWN! The Avengers wage their final bloody showdown with the Multiversal Masters of Evil for the fate of prehistoric Earth and the entire Marvel Age of Heroes. Not everyone will survive. Meanwhile, Tony Stark must face his greatest enemy: his own father, the Iron Inquisitor.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: SENTINEL OF LIBERTY 8
Marvel
When Captain America's allies find themselves scattered across the country with no recollection of how they got there, Steve calls in a favor with the one person he knows can help - mutant telepath Emma Frost! But what Emma finds, chills Steve Rogers to the bone…As Steve and his allies race to save a city under siege by A.I.M., the Outer Circle's ultimate assassin is revealed: Introducing M.O.D.O.C., the Mental Organism Designed Only for Control!

FANTASTIC FOUR 3
Marvel
"WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE FANTASTIC FOUR?" The Human Torch is alone in New York, trying to survive in a city that hates and fears - well, mostly him specifically. There's just one thing for Johnny to do: Adopt an all-new secret identity and take an all-new job nobody else wants! But when things at work heat up, Johnny discovers that while you can forget the past, that doesn't mean it'll stay buried...and has to decide if there're certain things that the Human Torch can't let himself do! Also! In this issue, Johnny Storm fights a tornado!

GOLD GOBLIN 3 [DWB]
Marvel
As if fighting Chasm wasn't enough, Norman Osborn now finds himself face-to-face with his own sins. That's right, Queen Goblin is back, and you should be scared.

JOE FIXIT 1
Marvel
PETER DAVID RETURNS TO JOE FIXIT! Peter David's tour de force through some of his greatest Hulk hits continues with a return to JOE FIXIT! Gone are the ripped-up shorts of the Hulk of yore - this enforcer prefers the slick suave of a striped suit, and the Hulk has traded in "monster" for "mobster" as he lends his strength to the Las Vegas casino scene. Of course, the Kingpin has his own ideas about who the toughest guy in town is, and it's up to Spider-Man to keep the two of them from destroying Sin City!

PLANET HULK: WORLDBREAKER 3
Marvel
With the life of her brother at stake and a Worldbreaker determined never to break the world again, our young heroine must reassess everything she knows in a time of reversals and revelations. The origin of the Haarg! The true motivations of the High Priestess! The return of the man of stone! The deliverance of Jen! What will our heroine discover, and who will join her for the final battle?

SECRET INVASION 3
Marvel
KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE AND YOUR SKRULLS CLOSER! A familiar face from Maria's past is behind the Skrull incursion in New York - but are they acting alone? Who else is supporting them? And what is their endgame? Maria is about to find out... But as she learns that not everything - or everyone - are who they seem, Maria finds herself facing both betrayal…and a choice… And what she chooses will decide the fate of not just Earth, but of the entire Skrull race!

SPIDER-MAN 4
Marvel
"The End of the Spider-Verse" rages on! Yes, that really happened last issue. The tremors will be felt until it all ends. That's truly all we can say until you read #3.

STAR WARS 30
Marvel
MAROONED! Some of the Rebel Alliance's best and brightest have gotten lost in an unknown region of space while hunting for a lost treasure. How will LUKE SKYWALKER, LEIA ORGANA, CHEWBACCA, LANDO CALRISSIAN and AMILYN HOLDO ever survive the horrors...of NO-SPACE?

X-MEN RED 10
Marvel
IT'S ALL LED UP TO THIS! In the blazing ruins of the Autumn Palace, Storm battles for the soul of Arakko! Meanwhile, Abigail Brand and Roberto Da Costa play their last cards - and a sinister hand deals the Ace of Spades. You won't believe where the Brotherhood goes from here…

KING SPAWN #18
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Sean Lewis (A) Javi Fernandez (CA) David Mack  
Disruptor takes a walk through the fiery pits of HELL in search of the perfect gift. Meanwhile, Spawn and the KING SLAYER join forces to stop a monster.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE ARMAGEDDON GAME #4
IDW Publishing
CHAOS BEGETS CHAOS! As the contest for the world continues, players on all sides are quickly finding their game plans in absolute disarray! Unexpected participants and unforeseen pitfalls have combined to create havoc in three separate dimensions, and heroes and villains alike are forced to make countermoves to their countermoves. And all the while, the wily Rat King laughs in the shadows…Writer Tom Waltz (TMNT: The Last Ronin) and artist Vincenzo Federici (Red Sonja) bring you all the exciting play-by-play action in…TMNT: The Armageddon Game #4!

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE ARMAGEDDON GAME--THE ALLIANCE #3
IDW Publishing
NOBODY AND ALOPEX! When former Purple Dragons gang leader Angel Bridge became the high-tech street vigilante known as Nobody, she felt like somebody for the first time in her life. Fighting crime alongside fellow heroes like the Mutant Turtles and her childhood friend Casey Jones—as well as the curmudgeonly scientist Harold Lilja, who designed her tech suit—gave the natural-born loner a new family and a new purpose. But as the Rat King’s nefarious Armageddon Game takes hold on New York City and Mutant Town, Angel is finding herself alone and isolated once again, questioning her role and her resolve…and missing her best friend and sidekick, the mutant fox Alopex, who is having a similar crisis of faith. Now, with the fate of the city in the balance, can Nobody and Alopex reunite to rise above their doubts and become the bombastic crime-fighting duo they once were?

DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL #9 (OF 12)
DC Comics
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Yasmine Putri (CA) Dan Mora
THE BESTSELLING SERIES CONTINUES! The opening battle for the Three Kingdoms takes a deadly and dramatic turn as heroes return...enemies are revealed...and dark secrets spill out like blood on the battlefield!

JOKER THE MAN WHO STOPPED LAUGHING #4
DC Comics
(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A/CA) Carmine Di Giandomenico
Why did The Joker cross town? To get to the bottom of the mystery that has been haunting him: Who is the man pretending to be The Joker and what does he want? But every lead he follows is a dead end, and every move he makes brings the Red Hood one step closer to him. What happens when the former Clown Prince of Crime comes face-to-face with the current crime boss of Gotham? Everyone is dying to find

BATMAN #131
DC Comics
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Mike Hawthorne, Adriano Di Benedetto (CA) Jorge Jimenez
Gotham City has never been darker or deadlier. And after Failsafe, there is no Batman to save it. Can the fractured ghost that roams the streets survive? Whatever happened to the man known as...Bruce Wayne?

                         In store January 11:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 17 [DWB]
Marvel
Round One is over! Peter Parker finds himself trapped in Limbo. Peter not only has to find his way back home, but he has to do it in a truly hellish fashion. And who is shadowing him?

AVENGERS: WAR ACROSS TIME 1
Marvel
Thor! Iron Man! Captain America! Giant-Man & the Wasp! The classic Avengers against the Hulk on the streets of New York! It's the beginning of a showdown with Kang the Conqueror that will span the centuries! Eisner Hall of Famer Paul Levitz makes his Marvel debut (unless you count a letter in AMAZING ADVENTURES #5) teamed with acclaimed artist Alan Davis!

CAPTAIN AMERICA: SYMBOL OF TRUTH 9
Marvel
Captain America's understanding of his conflict with the White Wolf is flipped upside-down when White Wolf unleashes an enemy from Nomad's past onto Mohannda's civilians. Sam Wilson's first priority is now stopping the onslaught from Dimension Z before it's too late - but at what cost to his allies?

DARK WEB: MS. MARVEL 2 [DWB]
Marvel
LOST IN LIMBO! Caught in the explosive events unfolding across New York - including a face-to-face confrontation with CHASM himself - Kamala Khan finds herself teleported to Limbo, the domain of the Goblin Queen Madelyne Pryor! As the city descends into chaos that threatens everything and everyone Kamala holds dear, she's left with no choice but to call on MILES MORALES for a helping hand!

MARY JANE & BLACK CAT 2 [DWB]
Marvel
Mary Jane Watson and Felicia Hardy are trapped in Limbo and at the mercy of BELASCO THE SWORDSMAN! As if that wasn't BAD ENOUGH, they're also keeping SECRETS from one another! Somehow, MJ's got powers and there's a new (old) man in Felicia's life - and if they don't come clean with one another, they could be stuck in Limbo FOREVER!

MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN 2
Marvel
SPIDEY VS. THE SCORPION'S STING! MILES MORALES' world is spinning out of control! A mysterious new threat is rising and coming at SPIDER-MAN hard, and if Spidey doesn't fight back with everything he's got - he could LOSE everything. What does this new villain have to do with MISTY KNIGHT's investigation and a slew of upgraded foes, like THE SCORPION, terrorizing NYC? This battle is going to change Spidey's life forever - someone's not walking away from this one!

PREDATOR 6
Marvel
Theta and the Astar team are under attack by a Predator! But is this the one Theta has been searching for all her life? Don't miss what happens as Theta comes face-to-face with what could be her final battle!

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER 30
Marvel
ALL HER SHADOWS! During their terrible battle at Padmé's tomb on Naboo, the Queen's most devoted handmaidens were no match for the fury of Darth Vader. So as they are about to face the Dark Lord again, the handmaidens have prepared. But so has Vader. Who will triumph in the rematch? And what dark price will that victory exact?

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN 7
Marvel
THE RECKONING! An old contact extends an invitation for the Mandalorian to make peace with his enemies.

X-MEN 18
Marvel
GETTING INTO SYNCH! Synch has a lot to sort out. His life has been derailed, his powers have grown and he's experienced a loss that no one understands. The universe has had its way with him. Now… it's his turn.

GODZILLA RIVALS: RODAN VS. EBIRAH
IDW Publishing
Hundreds of kilometers above Tokyo orbits the ParaSOL science facility, connected to terra firma by a massive space elevator, together two incredible feats of engineering and international cooperation. But when the subdued kaiju Rodan and Ebirah arrive at the lab’s mysterious Section X, all of that threatens to come crashing down—literally—when the pair escape their confines and tear into each other. With the two titans locked in battle and plummeting to Earth down the space elevator shaft, it’s up to a team of scientists to stop them before their velocity is truly terminal—for them and for humanity.

GODZILLA: MONSTERS & PROTECTORS--ALL HAIL THE KING! #4
IDW Publishing
Ghidorah is about to attack Tokyo. Cedric and his friends know they need to call on Godzilla for help, but will the King of the Monsters listen and return for a rematch against Ghidorah? And has Godzilla healed enough to put up a fight? What if it hasn’t? That’s where new friend Karen comes in: she’s able to call another monster…another king. From the shores of Okinawa, King Caesar is summoned to help humanity! It’s the penultimate chapter of All Hail the King!

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #136
IDW Publishing
Official Armageddon Game tie-in! As Donnie, Angel, and Carmen fight desperately to save the Regenta Seri from Utrom assassins at the Turtles’ home lair, Jennika wages her own battle against the imposter TMNT in the streets of Mutant Town! Meanwhile, the E.P.F.—under the direction of Colonel Knight and his Darkwater mercenaries—are mounting an invasion to put down the “mutant threat” to humanity once and for all. And outside the Mutant Town walls, Venus, Bludgeon, and Koya are beginning to question their loyalty to Karai and Foot Clan. Can the good guys come together and prevail against the deadly threats that surround them on all sides? Or will the Rat King and his Trio of Terror win the final trophy in…the Armageddon Game?

GUNSLINGER SPAWN #16
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Brett Booth (CA) David Mack
Parts of Gunslinger's storied past are finally becoming clear. But there are secrets being kept from him that, if revealed, might set him on a new path of vengeance!

BATMAN URBAN LEGENDS #23
DC Comics
(W) Various (A) Various
FINAL ISSUE Written by Jamal Campbell, Joey Esposito, Dennis Culver, and Kenny Porter Art by Jamal Campbell, Vasco Georgiev, Hayden Sherman, and Simone Di Meo The final issue of the landmark anthology series is here! Jamal Campbell's epic Nightwing two-parter draws to a close. Batman has to defeat the Time Commander to get the Waynes back to their time. The first graduating class of Arkham Academy decides their fate and future course! And in a flashback story to the beginning of Dick Grayson's tenure as Robin, he has to save Batman's life.

LAZARUS PLANET ALPHA #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
(W) Mark Waid, Gene Luen Yang (A) Riccardo Federici, Billy Tan, Various (CA) David Marquez - Alejandro Sanchez
CHANGE THE WORLD. Following the explosive (literally) events of Batman vs. Robin #4, the Lazarus Volcano has erupted, spewing dangerous and transformative chemicals into Earth's atmosphere! As these Lazarus clouds rain down upon the planet, people across the globe begin to develop strange new abilities, watch their already-extraordinary abilities change, and witness a whole host of chaos unlike anything the DCU has experienced before! It's up to Damian Wayne to put out the distress call for whoever can still hear it: come to the ruins of the Hall of Justice and help save the world! Poison Ivy, Power Girl, Cyborg, Batman, and more answer the call...but why could the fate of all life as we know it rest in the hands of...Monkey Prince?

BATMAN & THE JOKER THE DEADLY DUO #3 (OF 7)
DC Comics
(W/A/CA) Marc Silvestri
The Dark Knight and the Clown Prince of Crime's alliance started off shaky, but now it seems to have shattered entirely. Batman has imprisoned The Joker in the Batcave, desperate to find answers about both the disappearance of Jim Gordon and the strange, genetically modified humanoid monsters gathering severed heads across Gotham. But when one of these monsters' tissue samples comes to life, Batman comes face-to-face with a creature even the World's Greatest Detective doesn't fully understand, and he may have no choice but to resume his partnership with his greatest enemy.

BATMAN THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE SEASON 3 #1 (OF 7)
DC Comics
(W) Alan Burnett, Paul Dini (A) Jordan Gibson (CA) Kevin Nowlan
Alan Burnett and Paul Dini return once more to the world of Batman: The Animated Series! Someone is targeting the Muscle now that he's locked up in Blackgate Penitentiary. With his deep ties to the criminal underbelly of Gotham, the worst villains are calling for his head before he turns them over to the police! Batman will need to protect him, but can even the Dark Knight figure out where the next attack will come from?

BATMAN INCORPORATED #4
DC Comics
(W) Ed Brisson (A/CA) John Timms
Batman Inc. have been defeated. Ghost-Maker is on his own and finds himself in the crosshairs of a friend turned foe as more secrets are exposed and Phantom-One's plans are finally revealed! Has Ghost-Maker been outmaneuvered...has student truly become master? You won't want to miss the thrilling penultimate issue of No More Teachers.

BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES #4
 DC Comics
(W) Amanda Deibert (A/CA) Scott Jeralds
Batman can't be everywhere at once, so when a ghostly problem in Gotham resurfaces in nearby Beach City, the Scooby gang gets to play tourist. But when the action turns spooky, they need the Dark Knight to hit the beach with them!

                                 In store January 18:

ALIEN #5
Marvel
RUDE AWAKENING! The ship the humans stole from the Steel Team has crashed, and from the fiery wreckage emerged a swarm of Xenos led by the monstrous Hybrid! The few remaining humans fled back to their base in a futile attempt to escape slaughter. Meanwhile, with their numbers quickly dwindling, the Steel Team must make difficult decisions that could result in the possible success, or utter failure, of this disaster mission.

DARK WEB: X-MEN 3
Marvel
TRAPPED IN THE DARK WEB! When Jean Grey returned from the dead, Scott Summers left his wife and child to be with her. The fact that she was revealed to be a clone of Jean didn't make her feel any better. Maybe the cold sting of revenge can?

DEADLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN 4
Marvel
SAY IT AIN'T SO, SPIDEY! Spending some time in L.A., Spider-Man has discovered a mysterious and powerful relic that has awakened something that threatens to consume him! With his subconscious at a crossroads, will Spidey have what it takes to resist or will he be lost to a waking nightmare forever?

HULK 11
Marvel
"HULK PLANET" PART THREE! Ryan Ottley both draws AND writes this action-packed page-turner that finds Hulk playing this planet's favorite sport - the planet-busting GOD BALL! Now that Hulk finds himself at the center of a civilization that worships him, these other Hulks are more than eager to prove their might to their god…even if that means destroying him when the game turns lethal.

IMMORTAL X-MEN 10
Marvel
SWEET DREAMS AREN'T MADE OF THIS! Charles Xavier always had a dream...but one man's dream is another's nightmare. This one will make you wish you could wake up screaming.

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN 2
Marvel
IRON MAN VS. IRONHEART! The assassination attempts on Tony's life continue as a familiar foe returns to take him down. It'll be up to Iron Man and Ironheart to stop him…but what secret is Riri Williams harboring from Tony? And will this change their relationship forever?

PUNISHER 9
Marvel
The epic showdown between the God of War and the Fist of the Beast. But even if the Punisher somehow survives Ares, other forces are already gathering to bring him down, once and for all.

SPIDER-MAN: THE LOST HUNT 3
Marvel
BROKEN! GREGOR continues the deconstruction of Peter Parker's life, breaking him down physically and mentally. Enter the dreamscape of your nightmares, Spider-Man!

STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS 30
Marvel
CHAOS ON BESTINE VI! T'onga and her team of bounty hunters find themselves in the crosshairs of an old ally! But how will Valance react to learning the dark secret that has been kept from him? Can any of them survive the full might of a vindictive Empire?

STAR TREK: RESURGENCE #3
IDW Publishing
Continue the story in IDW’s exclusive five-issue comic prequel to Dramatic Labs’ highly anticipated narrative adventure game, Star Trek: Resurgence! With the Theseus crew’s rescue of infamous warp scientist Dr. Leah Brahms having gone awry and new revelations calling the Federation’s choices into question, Captain Solano and his crew are forced to determine whether the scientific ends justify the military means to join the enemy.

SPAWN SCORCHED #14
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Sean Lewis (A) Stephen Segovia (CA) David Mack
The rift between Spawn and the Scorched continues to grow, and just as the tension reaches its boiling point, a call for help arrives. A call that the team can't ignore.

DCEASED WAR OF THE UNDEAD GODS #6 (OF 8)
DC Comics
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Trevor Hairsine, Andy Lanning (CA) Howard Porter
The galactic war has reached Earth-2 and the battle to save the last bastion of hope! With an unstoppable army of infected New Gods, Yellow Lanterns, and more...does humanity have any hope of survival?

LAZARUS PLANET ASSAULT ON KRYPTON #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) David Marquez - Alejandro Sanchez
Written by Nicole Maines, C.S. Pacat, Frank Barbiere, and Leah Williams. Art by Skylar Patridge, Scott Godlewski, Sami Basri, and Marguerite Sauvage. With the world in chaos and Lazarus raining from the skies, the Earth's protectors from Krypton are hit hard. In this collection of epic vignettes from in and around Lazarus Planet, we'll see heroes transformed, secrets revealed, and power unleashed. Can Power Girl free herself from the out-of-control Omen? Will Dreamer's visions guide our heroes to the path of victory? Can Mercy Graves survive the transformation she's undergone? And will Jonathan Kent ever be the same again?

BATMAN ONE BAD DAY BANE #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Howard Porter
A PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE DESTROYED BY VENOM! Bane broke the Bat--he's one of the only villains to ever truly vanquish the Dark Knight--but is that all he's ever accomplished? Decades from now, Bane is a washed-up wrestler reliving his glory days in the ring, defeating someone dressed like Batman every day. But when he discovers that there's a new source of Venom in the world, he'll do everything he can to shut down the facility it's coming from for good and make sure that no one takes the poison that ruined his life. An epic saga set throughout Bane's life, expanding on the hopes, dreams, regrets, and failures of one of DC's most legendary villains, brought to you by the iconic creative team of Joshua Williamson (Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths, The Flash) and Howard Porter (The Flash, Justice League).

BATMAN SUPERMAN WORLDS FINEST #11
DC Comics
(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Dan Mora
The saga of Boy Thunder crashes to a close as Batman, Superman, and the Titans frantically attempt to save their wayward ward! The choices the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel make in this moment will affect the future as we know it, as the secret identity of this über-powerful last son--that of someone DC fans have known for decades--is at last revealed!

                                 In store January 25:

STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS--THE ILLYRIAN ENIGMA #2
IDW Publishing
With Captain Pike and the crew of the Enterprise caught in the Pryllia colony, home to the illusive Illyrians, the mission objective quickly shifts from gathering evidence to exonerate Una to…breaking out. Continue the journey to new reaches in this exclusive comic tie-in set between seasons one and two of fan-favorite Paramount+ series Strange New Worlds!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 18 [DWB]
Marvel
As if the normal run-of-the-mill demons of Limbo weren't enough… Spider-Man finds himself facing a small army of demonized versions of his rogues' gallery! Can he make it home to stop Chasm and the Goblin Queen?!

SINS OF SINISTER 1
Marvel
POWERS OF ESSEX! It's the end of the world as we know it, and at least Sinister feels fine. For now. Can that last? Especially when we discover that he really is his own worst enemy... The universe-melting X-event begins here, in a horror timeline that makes Age of Apocalypse look like the X-Men Swimsuit Special. Join Kieron Gillen (IMMORTAL X-MEN, AXE: JUDGMENT DAY) as he kicks off the X-Men crossover Sinister has been planning since the beginning…and is going to have to see through to the bitter end.

STAR WARS: YODA 3
Marvel
YODA HAS FAILED! Yoda's experiment with the Scalvi has ended in disaster, the situation on Turrak worse than ever. A new generation has risen up since the Jedi Master first came to the planet, a generation that still hasn't learned the most important lesson of all. Will Yoda abandon those who need him most in their hour of need?

THOR 30
Marvel
"THE LEGACY OF THANOS" CONCLUDES! Torunn Grønbekk and Nic Klein continue their journey into mysterious waters! After chasing Corvus Glaive - the kidnapper of Thor's baby sister - into a vault that requires the blood of a god to open, Thor and Rúna find themselves face-to-face with King Bor himself! And…Thanos? What dark, bloody secrets of Asgard's past lie in this twisting, cryptic story…and what will it reveal about the future of the entire Marvel Universe?

SPAWN #338
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Rory McConville (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) David Mack
It's time for Spawn to take the next step in his war against Heaven and Hell!

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE LAST RONIN--THE LOST YEARS #1
IDW Publishing
RETURN TO THE RONIN-VERSE! In the smash-hit miniseries TMNT: The Last Ronin, readers were taken on a pulse-pounding trek through time—past, present, future—to witness the final gut-wrenching days of the Heroes in a Half Shell. For Michelangelo in particular, the march to his heartbreaking last battle was long and dangerous, taking him from New York City, to Japan, across Asia and Europe, and then back home again to administer final justice against those guilty of killing his family. But what happened during those fateful years when he had only the need for vengeance and Master Splinter’s journal to guide him? What battles did he fight? What hard lessons did he learn? The time has come to find out as original miniseries writers Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz join artist Ben Bishop (TMNT: The Last Ronin) and SL Gallant (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero) to finally revealto finally reveal what adventures the Last Ronin experienced during his vengeful journey. While in the present, a new master, Casey Marie Jones, prepares her young terrapin students to be the next generation of…Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

LAZARUS PLANET WE ONCE WERE GODS #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) David Marquez - Alejandro Sanchez
Written by Francis Manapul, Dan Watters, Philip Kennedy Johnson, and Josie Campbell. Art by Francis Manapul, Max Dunbar, Jack Herbert, and Caitlin Yarsky. As the Lazarus rain beats down upon planet Earth, human beings are only a fraction of those affected by this transformative upheaval--enter: We Once Were Gods. This series of vignettes explores Lazarus Planet's effects across the many extraordinary locations and creatures in the DC Universe, and like their human counterparts, these beings are in for some big changes. Can Themyscira survive the resurrection of every invading army that ever graced its shores? Will Martian Manhunter survive a psychic link to a Doomsday nest? What happens when the monsters from the Trench gain the ability to breathe air? And look out, Shazam Family...the Rock of Eternity is about to get rocked.

DETECTIVE COMICS #1068
DC Comics
(W) Ram V (A) Rafael Albuquerque, Ivan Reis (CA) Evan Cagle
This special Two-Face issue is split in half artistically by maestros Rafael Albuquerque and Ivan Reis to portray the struggles Harvey Dent goes through trying to stay alive with the help of his more evil side... Genius writer Ram V not only devised each page of this story to be a dark reflection of the page facing it, but also of itself from front to back! This is an issue you won't want to miss!

ACTION COMICS #1051
DC Comics
(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Dan Jurgens, Leah Williams (A) Rafa Sandoval, Lee Weeks, Marguerite Sauvage (CA) Dan Mora
ACTION COMICS REBORN! Action Comics #1051 begins a new format for DC's most action-packed title, offering not one, not two, but three epic adventures of Superman and the entire Super-Family! Following the bombshell events of Action Comics #1050, the world's relationship with Superman is forever changed, the upper limits of his supercharged powers have yet to be reached, and the House of El's transformation of Metropolis, led by Steel, has begun. But Lex Luthor has found the perfect instrument with which to undo everything Superman is working to achieve: Metallo, whose hatred of Superman is matched only by his hatred for Luthor himself. Then, in Lois and Clark 2: Doom Rising, Dan Jurgens and Lee Weeks return to tell the tale of young Jon Kent on the farm with his parents, learning about his abilities, coming of age...and battling the Doombreaker?! And finally, Power Girl returns in part one of a three-part story spinning out of Lazarus Planet! This issue marks the first appearance of new characters, new costumes, and a new era of Action Comics! It all starts here!

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #3 (OF 12)
DC Comics
(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Mikel Janin
Huntress's journey to save the Justice Society of America lands her smack dab in the middle of the 1940s at the birth of the team! Can Huntress and the present-day JSA work together long enough to figure out how to stop the strike on the '40s team?!

                     In store January 31:

LAZARUS PLANET LEGENDS REBORN #1 (ONE SHOT
DC Comics
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Vasco Georgiev
NEW FRIENDS...NEW FOES...NEW LEGENDS! Written by Alex Segura, Greg Pak, Alex Paknadel, and Dennis Culver. Art by Clayton Henry, Chris Mitten, Minkyu Jung, and Jesus Merino. Ancient and dangerous power has been awakened following the eruption of the Lazarus Volcano, and this surge of fantastical power will affect the DC Universe forevermore! In Lazarus Planet: Legends Reborn, we'll explore corners of the planet newly awakened and primed to restore some heroes and villains long forgotten! With the help of Nightwing, can new hero City Boy hope to commune with Gotham in time to save it? Who are the mysterious trio claiming to be resurrected siblings of Raven? How far would the Question go to chase a lead across a transformed Gotham City? And will the flame of Firestorm burn out yet another horrific host? Not if Harley Quinn has anything to say about it!

BATMAN LEGENDS OF GOTHAM #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
(W) Andy Diggle (A) Karl Mostert (CA) Carmine Di Giandomenico
With Batman preoccupied, his deepest, darkest, most dangerous secrets are about to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. The guest list is strictly villains only, and the outlaw Red Hood fits the bill--putting him on a collision course with Batman's deniable black-ops team, the Outsiders! With Lazarus Island spawning wild-card superpowers across the globe, the stakes could not be higher. Jason Todd, Black Lightning, and Katana will have to put aside their differences to save Batman's legacy--and with it, the world. That's assuming they don't kill each other first!