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:
In store May 3:
BUFFY LAST VAMPIRE SLAYER LOST SUMMER #1 BOOM! STUDIOS (W) Casey Gilly (A) Lauren Knight (CA) Mirka Andolfo Spike is determined to keep the last copy of his embarrassing poetry from being discovered, sending Buffy and the Scooby Gang on a faux-supernatural goose chase to New Orleans to cover his tracks. At an antiques fair, the group is fascinated by The Casquette Girls' clothes on display. When Dawn utters a wish she most likely should have kept to herself, the gang gains a firsthand account of the sisters' identities... beyond what they could have imagined. Buffy, The Last Vampire Slayer writer Casey Gilly is joined by Golden Rage artist Lauren Knight, bringing fans a historically fun and frightful one-shot to sink their fangs into!
AVENGERS: WAR ACROSS TIME 5 Marvel Showdown in the future! Will the original Avengers get a glimpse of what awaits them, or will the swirling madness of time swallow them up?
CARNAGE REIGNS ALPHA 1 Marvel CARNAGE VS. MILES MORALES! CLETUS KASADY IS BACK and badder than ever. With his soul trapped within the Extrembiote Armor created by Tony Stark during KING IN BLACK, Cletus has the means to level an untold amount of chaos and, well, carnage on New York City and the entire Marvel Universe. But like any good Tony Stark invention, the Extremis coursing through Cletus' symbiotic veins needs POWER, and that means Cletus is HUNGRY. Good thing Brooklyn's very own SPIDER-MAN is there to stand in his way! If he survives their first encounter, that is.
CULT OF CARNAGE: MISERY 1 Marvel DEATH AND DESTRUCTION RETURN HOME! Liz Allen is the mother of Normie Osborn, who she is blissfully unaware is the all-new and all-deadly RED GOBLIN! But what Liz DOES know is that the Red Goblin has been active and has been seen VERY close to her home. And after her late husband's father, NORMAN OSBORN (maybe you've heard of him?), gets pulled into the chaos and violence swirling around Normie, Liz has no choice but to use the resources at her disposal as the head of ALCHEMAX to take matters into her own hands and become something the Marvel Universe has NEVER SEEN BEFORE!
EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE 1 Marvel INTO THE OTHER EDGE OF THE SPIDER-VERSE! SPIDER-REX returns and faces the VENOMSAURUS! PLUS - WHO IS THE SPIDER-KILLER?! Zander Cannon introduces the world to the scariest Spider-Character EVER CREATED!!! Bringing your favorite breakout characters back, as well as introducing brand new Spiders who will blow your mind!
IMMORTAL X-MEN 11 Marvel STORM OF TWO WORLDS! Sins of Sinister is over...but the sins fallout remains. Storm can't believe what everyone has done. But when the fate of two worlds rests in her hands, what can she do about it?
JOE FIXIT 5 Marvel THE SMASHING FINALE! Featuring an amazing, spectacular, you might even say incredible, team-up between Joe Fixit and Spider-Man as they attempt to push Kingpin (and an impressive number of some of Spidey's toughest foes...) out of Las Vegas once and for all!
SPIDER-MAN 2099: DARK GENESIS 1 Marvel FROM THE SHADOW OF EXODUS…COMES THE DARK GENESIS! MIGUEL O'HARA, THE FUTURISTIC SPIDER-MAN OF 2099, MUST FACE A SINISTER CARNAGE LIKE NEVER BEFORE! As society begins to crumble, SPIDER-MAN 2099 will need all the help he can get - but does the public even want his help? Or do they all just want to watch this world burn? STEVE ORLANDO (SCARLET WITCH, SPIDER-MAN 2099: EXODUS) continues his journey through the future world of 2099, this time paired with bombastic artist JUSTIN MASON (SPIDER-PUNK) - get ready for the debut of the NEW HEROES and VILLAINS that populate the future!
SPIDER-MAN 8 Marvel "The End of the Spider-Verse" continues! Spider-Man has changed. His powers are super-charged, enabling him to be the best Spider-Man he can be… •…but can his all-too-human body take it? A classic Spider-Villain is back and doesn't care if Spidey has his hands full.
STAR WARS 34 Marvel THE BROKEN SABER OF SKYWALKER! LUKE SKYWALKER searches for one of the rarest substances in the galaxy…KYBER - the living crystal that powers LIGHTSABERS! Does it hold the answer to the unpredictable thing the Force has become (see HIDDEN EMPIRE #5!)? What long-lost secret is he about to uncover?
STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI - LANDO 1 Marvel LANDO AND CHEWIE ANTE UP TO SAVE THE GALAXY! When Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca find themselves on a perilous mission to steal from Jabba himself, a dangerous figure from Lando's past threatens their plans and their lives. Chewie finds that putting his trust in Calrissian is a gamble that just might pay off, as Lando calls on his skills as a smuggler to make it out alive. Part of a series of one-shots celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Return of the Jedi, this story by Stephanie Phillips (COSMIC GHOST RIDER, ROGUE & GAMBIT) and Álvaro López (CAPTAIN MARVEL) bring you a new, high-stakes adventure with some of Star Wars' most beloved characters.
STAR WARS: YODA 7 Marvel YODA VS. GENERAL GRIEVOUS…TO THE DEATH! The start of a new arc set during the tumultuous CLONE WARS! The Separatists have a powerful new weapon that can change the course of the war! Can Yoda and Anakin Skywalker discover the secret of the weapon in time?
X-MEN: BEFORE THE FALL - SONS OF X 1 Marvel A BATTLE OF THE TITANS OF THE X-UNIVERSE! A man of innumerable personalities and powers vs. the most powerful artificial intelligence in this universe: Legion vs. Nimrod! With Nightcrawler in Orchis' clutches, David Haller and his allies will have to confront the mastermind who destroyed Warlock and nearly took Krakoa with him. But Nightcrawler is not himself... and Legion's allies aren't all they seem to be either. Mutant monsters roam the Earth... Banshee, broken once again, dreams of lost vengeance... Mother Righteous, her role in SINS OF SINISTER unrevealed, takes another stab at universal control... Si Spurrier and Phil Noto usher in new status quos for some of your favorite X-Men in this can't-miss one-shot!
SHAZAM #1 DC Comics (W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Dan Mora The World’s Finest creators present the World’s Mightiest Mortal in a dazzling solo series! Dinosaurs from space! The Clubhouse of Eternity! Homicidal worms and talking tigers! Atomic robots, alien worlds, mad scientists, sinister curses, and villains from throughout the DC Universe—welcome to the wild adventures of Billy Batson, whose big red alter ego defends the Earth from its weirdest and wildest threats! Want to stop Lex Luthor and The Joker? Call Superman and Batman! International crises? Page Wonder Woman! But when Garguax, Emperor of the Moon, sets his sights on Gorilla City, that's when you shout Shazam! The fan-favorite team of Mark Waid and Dan Mora (Batman/Superman: World’s Finest) brings the magic!
BATMAN #135 (#900) DC Comics (W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Jorge Jimenez - Mike Hawthorne - Adriano Di Benedetto (CA) Jorge Jimenez It's Batman versus Red Mask in a brutal Gotham that's never known hope! Can the Dark Knight overcome the terrifying infection that Red Mask has unleashed? Only one thing is certain: he won't be able to do it alone. The conclusion to the bestselling The Bat-Man of Gotham is so big it could only be contained in an oversize #900 anniversary issue featuring the return of fan-favorite artist Jorge Jimenez and a wild collection of guest stars! Full of wild revelations and a new path for Batman, this is one issue you won't want to miss!
ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN JON KENT #3 (OF 6) DC Comics (W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) Clayton Henry Jon Kent arrives on an Earth he's never seen...the world of Injustice! While a Kal-El rules this world in seeming peace, why does everyone Jon meets fear the S symbol on his chest? And why is Batman public enemy number one? Jon has to pick a side, and the consequences make either choice a dangerous one!
BATMAN & THE JOKER THE DEADLY DUO #7 (OF 7) DC Comics (W/A/CA) Marc Silvestri Batman and the Joker have fought across streets, rooftops, railways and caverns, against horrors beyond of their wildest nightmares. Deep underground, witnesses to an undead wedding from Hell, they finally go up against their bitterest enemies: each other! Can the Dark Knight and the Clown Prince of Crime save Commissioner Gordon and Harley Quinn, or will the flames of their reignited rivalry consume all? Find out, detail by bloody detail, in the epic conclusion to Marc Silvestri's dark and brutal Gotham opus. This oversized finale clocks in at 31 beautiful and horrifying story pages.
BATMAN #181 FACSIMILE EDITION DC Comics (W) Robert Kanigher - Gardner Fox (A/CA) Carmine Infantino - Murphy Anderson REPRINTING THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF POISON IVY! Art by Sheldon Moldoff, Carmine Infantino, and others In this historic issue, Batman and Robin encounter the irresistible Poison Ivy, who is out to prove that she should be public enemy number one! To accomplish this feat, she enacts a plan to turn the underworld’s other female villains against each other and attempts to seduce the Batman to her side. Will the Caped Crusader be entranced by her charms? Find out in this facsimile edition featuring all the original stories and ads from the 1960s.
JOKER THE MAN WHO STOPPED LAUGHING #8 DC Comics (W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Carmine Di Giandomenico, Francesco Francavilla (CA) Carmine Di Giandomenico After getting hit by a train, the Joker awakens in the Gotham sewers, being cared for by...Solomon Grundy?! While his mind and body are recovering, the Clown Prince of Crime and his new sidekick learn they're not the only monsters currently calling the sewers home! And the second Joker has set a course to find and destroy his alter ego...
In store May 10:
GODZILLA RIVALS: BIOLLANTE VS. DESTOROYAH IDW Publishing No need for gloom, just drink a BLOOME! There’s an irresistible new beverage, Bio-II from BLOOME, that’s taken the world by storm. The lives of two unlikely allies collide as they scramble to unlock the sinister secrets behind Bio-II and halt the rebirth of the strangest botanical beast the Earth has ever seen, the blossoming Biollante! Dr. Meena Shyam is a disgraced kaiju researcher whose radical ideas saw her shunned by the scientific community. Needles is a slacker hacker who’s just cracked the code behind BLOOME’s proprietary recipe. Together, crisscrossing the moonlit hills and bridges of Pittsburgh, they race against the clock to stop Biollante’s destruction as they call forth one of the deadliest kaiju of all time, the dastardly Destoroyah!
STAR TREK: DEFIANT #3 IDW Publishing Amid a ruse gone wrong, Worf and his away team of B’Elanna Torres and Ro Laren find themselves imprisoned by Orion pirates wary of the supposed Maquis separatists. Meanwhile, in the captain’s chair of the Defiant, Spock struggles to defend the ship with Lore’s musings of chaos in his ear.
SPAWN #341 IMAGE COMICS (W) Rory McConville (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Mark Brooks Spawn and Haunt's trip to Heaven may have some unforeseen consequences when something dangerous sets its sights on Earth...
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 25 Marvel The past and the present collide in this oversized and monumental 25th issue! Your heart isn't ready for this one.
COSMIC GHOST RIDER 3 Marvel VALKYRIE VS. COSMIC GHOST RIDER! It's the mighty Valkyrie versus Cosmic Ghost Rider - but which of the now TWO Riders is she facing?! As the mystery deepens, the two Cosmic Ghost Riders draw closer to one another for a final confrontation in the depths of space. But first, they both must survive the bevy of bounty hunters, heroes and villains in hot pursuit!
EXTREME VENOMVERSE 1 Marvel RETURN TO THE VENOMVERSE! Face front, Venomaniacs - to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the creation of VENOM, the SUMMER OF SYMBIOTES IS UNDERWAY! And it all starts with EXTREME VENOMVERSE, a landmark series that's going to take Mighty Marveldom to corners of the hive never seen before in three titanic tales! FIRST! Comics superstars RYAN NORTH AND PAULO SIQUEIRA put a fresh and exciting spin on a story you may be familiar with…starring Eddie Brock as…SPIDER-MAN?! THEN! Your new favorite comics writer, MIRKA ANDOLFO, shows you a side of the whole Brock family you NEVER thought you'd see! AND FINALLY! One of the best writer/artists in comics today, LEONARDO ROMERO, reimagines Venom as a SAMURAI! But whether all of your new favorite symbiotes will survive this summertime saga remains to be seen…
I AM IRON MAN 3 Marvel MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL… One of Iron Man's greatest regrets was his inability to save his mother's life. Iron Man dons new armor, an oni mask and twin plasma katanas on his quest to make his long list of regrets one item shorter. For his mom, he becomes the all-new IRON SHOGUN. This episode is set in the '90s era of Iron Man comics and, just like every other episode, is ideal for new readers as a jumping-on point for the series.
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN 6 Marvel BLAST TO THE PAST! It's the untold story of Iron Man vs. the West Coast Avengers! But why is he fighting the likes of Wonder Man and Hawkeye? And how do the events of the past affect Tony's future?
PLANET OF THE APES 2 Marvel THE CRIME OF TIME AND HUMANITY'S HUBRIS! Humanity slips ever closer to the brink of extinction as the Army of Man continues to target apes in a misguided attempt to end the spread of the ALZ-113 retrovirus. With groups of apes in Europe, Africa and Asia continuing to grow in intelligence and power, the threat of simian domination of Earth becomes increasingly possible. Meanwhile, the United Nations makes a bold move to the save the human race.
SPIDER-MAN 2099: DARK GENESIS 2 Marvel ENTER: BLADE 2099, ZOMBIE HUNTER! As the city burns, new allies join the fight to save Nueva York from CARNAGE!
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER 34 Marvel UNBOUND FORCE - Part TWO! According to the JEDI, fear leads to anger, and anger leads to hate. But does hate lead to suffering...or power? As DARTH VADER'S Force abilities spiral out of control, his lieutenant Sabé is caught in the maelstrom - and finally must confront the horrifying consequences of her choice to serve him. Will she choose darkness over light?
WOLVERINE 33 Marvel WEAPONS OF X! The landmark Weapons of X storyline continues as BEAST makes a critical move against WOLVERINE. But…who is moving against Beast? Not who you think! And how does MAVERICK play into this conflict? PLUS: An all-new backup adventure featuring WOLVERINE and SISTER DAGGER, by Gene Luen Yang and Peter Nguyen!
X-MEN RED 11 Marvel THE CALM BEFORE… After Brand's machinations and the Sins of Sinister, the mutants of Arakko are catching their breath…but even as Storm begins a new romance, she has no time to rest. Charles Xavier has questions about Magneto's death. He's not asking nicely.
GREEN LANTERN #1 DC Comics Spinning out of the events of Dark Crisis, the Guardians of Oa at the heart of the Green Lantern Corps have quarantined Sector 2814, home of the planet Earth—and its champion along with it! A heartbreaking defeat has sent Hal reeling, returning home to rediscover his roots...and find the man responsible for ruining his life: Sinestro. From the visionary team of Jeremy Adams and Xermanico (who brought you the epic Flashpoint Beyond) comes a tale of redemption, loss, and finding out that maybe...just maybe...you can go home again. At least if you're willing to hot-wire a power ring to do it. Also featuring part one of John Stewart: War Journal from writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson and artist Montos!
BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT PRESENTS GENERATION JOKER #1 (OF 6) DC Comics YOUTH IN REVOLT! Spinning out of the runaway hit Batman: Beyond the White Knight comes an unforgettable coming-of-age super villain tale starring the children of Harley Quinn and The Joker! When the rebellious twins run away in a stolen Batmobile, only Joker Jack Napier's quickly fading hologram has any hope of getting them home safely and keeping them out of the family business. But a life of crime isn't the only temptation young Bryce and Jackie are facing: the kids uncover a dark secret that could bring their dad back to life for good! With a wild array of Batman's former enemies and allies on their tails, will the kids succeed in reviving the Dark Knight's greatest foe? Find out as Jackie and Bryce take center stage in the White Knight Universe! Sean Murphy reunites with co-writers Katana Collins (Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn) and Clay McCormack (Batman: White Knight Presents: Red Hood) to bring fans the latest chapter of the White Knight story with the help of rising-star artist Mirka Andolfo (Sweet Paprika, Superman vs. Lobo).
SUPERMAN LOST #3 (OF 10) DC Comics (W) Christopher Priest (A/CA) Carlo Pagulayan - Jason Paz With the assistance of advanced technology from an unnamed planet, Superman begins his voyage home—only to discover that, even at fantastic rates of speed, Earth could still be several lifetimes away. However, hope arrives in the form of a familiar species allowing Superman to hitch a ride with them, but they encounter a grave threat to their existence on a mysterious planet along the way.
BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES #8 DC Comics (W) Sholly Fisch (A/CA) Erich Owen Batman's facing his most fearsome foe: the ancient Bat Spirit! If this supernatural menace has his way, all other bats will be vanquished, leaving him to rule the world. Sounds like a job for Mystery Inc.! So why is Batman working with a new teen team?
In store May 17
STAR TREK #8 IDW Publishing ABOUT The newly established Obsidian Council of Cardassia Prime has spoken: The time has come for Benjamin Sisko to stand trial for the atrocities he ordered and for his contributions to war crimes by the Federation during the Dominion War. Arc two of the critically acclaimed Star Trek flagship comic series continues here!
STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE--ECHOES #1 IDW Publishing From critically acclaimed screenwriter, producer, and comics writer Marc Guggenheim (Arrow; DC’s Legends of Tomorrow; Star Wars: Han Solo and Chewbacca) comes a brand-new miniseries detailing a never-before-seen adventure from Captain Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise! When a space anomaly thrusts a bounty hunter and her target—a criminal mastermind—into their universe, it’s up to Kirk and his crew to stop them from unintentionally starting a war with the Romulans and unleashing a superweapon of foreign tech onto the system. But the strangers from another universe are more familiar than they assume…for underneath their helmets are their doppelgängers—from an alternate reality!
GUNSLINGER SPAWN #20 IMAGE COMICS (W) Todd McFarlane (A) Brett Booth (CA) Viktor Bogdanovic Gunslinger, growing tired of his life in the future, decides to send Spawn a message: Send him back...or else!
AVENGERS 1 Marvel ABOUT JED MACKAY AND STORMBREAKER C.F. VILLA TAKE THE REINS OF EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES! The Star. The Icon. The Witch. The Construct. The God. The Engineer. The King. The world is ever in peril, and a new team of Avengers mobilizes to meet any dangers that dare threaten the planet. But when TERMINUS attacks, a new and insidious danger rears its head: one that the Avengers know all too well, and one that comes to them in the most dangerous of guises - that of a friend.
AVENGERS 1 FACSIMILE EDITION Marvel And there came a day unlike any other, when Earth's Mightiest Heroes were united against a common threat! On that day the Avengers were born! The first five heroes to answer the call? Thor, Iron Man, the Wasp, Ant-Man and the Hulk! And the nefarious foe whose fiendish plan brought them together? Loki! Witness the Avengers' founding all over again as the trickster's bid to get the better of his brother, the God of Thunder, rebounds on him in spectacular fashion! Can these five very different heroes find a way to work together and defeat the God of Lies? It's one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting AVENGERS (1963) #1.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: SENTINEL OF LIBERTY 12 Marvel CAPTAIN AMERICA: COLD WAR PART THREE! The Black Widow enters the fray! As Bucky Barnes and White Wolf team up to strike at the heart of the Outer Circle conspiracy, Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson and their allies are caught in the crossfire! As the heroes fight their way across the war-torn Alaskan tundra to rescue Ian Rogers, Black Widow attempts to stop Bucky's descent into villainy - at any cost!
FANTASTIC FOUR 7 Marvel COLOSSAL ISSUE #700! FANTASTIC FOUR #7 is also FANTASTIC FOUR #700, which means we're ABSOLUTELY going huge. It's an over-sized spectacular as the Fantastic Four reach their new home - not knowing that a mysterious threat has made it there first! As their knowledge of LANGUAGE ITSELF begins to melt from their minds, the Four are in disarray as their existence hangs in the balance... ...and the greatest villain of all time finally seals their DOOM.
HULK ANNUAL 1 Marvel HULK VS. GIGANTO! A documentary crew is on the hunt for a monster at the heart of a gamma radiation leak, but they get much more than they bargained for when they end up on Hulk's angry side - and caught in the middle of a brawl between two unstoppable giants, as Hulk battles an unleashed Giganto! Plus: A special preview, exclusive to this issue, of the shocking new direction Hulk is headed in this summer!
PREDATOR 3 Marvel Theta is ambushed by a Predator! But is this the Predator that she's been tracking all these years? And without her weaponry, is she prepared to take it on one-on-one?
SPIDER-MAN 2099: DARK GENESIS 3 Marvel PUNISHER 2099 REBORN! But is he FRIEND or FOE?
STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS 34 Marvel INFERNO SQUAD TAKES THE SHOT! The BOUNTY HUNTERS must take on the INFERNO SQUAD head-on! This is the final fight of the Bounty Hunters as you know them! The fallout will shake the lineup to its core... Who STAYS? Who GOES? Who JOINS?
X-MEN 22 Marvel ORCHIS RISING! Mutantkind may be stronger than ever, but that just makes their enemies more determined than ever to tear them down. Orchis' plans are in motion, preparing for the fall…
TITANS #1 DC Comics The Dark Crisis is over, and the Justice League is no more. Now, a new team must rise and protect the Earth...Titans, go! The Teen Titans are ready to grow up. Each member joined as a much younger hero, certain that one day they'd be invited to join the Justice League. But the time has come for them not to join the League...but to replace it! Are the no-longer-teen heroes ready for the big leagues? Danger lurks around every corner as heroes and villains alike challenge the new team before they’ve even begun. Will the DCU ever be the same? Find out in this landmark first issue brought you by the all-star creative team of Tom Taylor (Nightwing, DCeased) and Nicola Scott (Wonder Woman Historia, Earth 2)!
BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #1 DC Comics Written by Tom King, Ed Brisson, Christopher Cantwell, and Dan Mora Art by Mitch Gerads, Jeff Spokes, Javier Rodriguez, and Dan Mora Coming off the spectacular success of Batman - One Bad Day: The Riddler, the Eisner Award-winning team of Tom King and Mitch Gerads reunite for a horrifying four-part retelling of the first bloody clash between The Joker and the Batman. A tale of loathing, lies, and laughter, this may be the most frightening Joker story in a generation. Everyone is going to be shocked. Everyone is going to be talking about it. The Justice League may be gone, but its enemies aren't. Who'll protect the world from the worst of the worst? Ed Brisson and Jeff Spokes pick up the story started in the Wildstorm 30th Anniversary Special as Director Bones and his new covert StormWatch team travel the globe on black-ops missions to take super-powered weapons of mass destruction off the board. But this is StormWatch, and as always, not all is as it seems. Down with the Kings starts here! Superstar artist Dan Mora (Batman/Superman: World's Finest, Detective Comics) makes his writing debut kicking off a new series of Batman Black & White short stories. In a Gotham City overrun by the cybernetic henchmen of The Joker, the only person who can save us is the mysterious motorcycle-riding, bat-costumed hero of urban legend... In The Order of the Black Lamp—Part I, from writer Christopher Cantwell (Halt and Catch Fire co-creator, Briar, Iron Man) and artist Javier Rodríguez (Daredevil, Defenders), Superman finds a decoder ring with a secret message— Save me —which sends him on a quest to solve a mystery with ties to the Man of Steel's past.
SUPERMAN #4 DC Comics INTRODUCING THE KRYPTONITE KLAW! Superman is vulnerable to Kryptonite, but what happens when other dangerous superhumans are exposed to it? If Superman wants to stop Metropolis's newest enemies, he must uncover Lex Luthor's secret past!
BATMAN SUPERMAN WORLDS FINEST #15 DC Comics THE RISE OF ULTRA-MORPHO! Years ago, Professor Anthony Ivo built Amazo, a killer android who could duplicate the powers of the Justice League. But now an even deadlier android stalks the DC Universe: Ultra-Morpho! Able to transform into any element, including Kryptonite, Ultra-Morpho can kill Batman, Superman, Robin, and Metamorpho in one fell swoop! But who created him? Who does he work for? And what has he done to Will Magnus, inventor of the Metal Men?!
In store May 24:
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE LAST RONIN--LOST DAY SPECIAL IDW Publishing A special one-shot set in the Ronin-verse! After the Last Ronin defeated Oroku Hiroto, Master of the Foot Clan, New York City was free for the first time in more than a decade. But along with the newfound freedom comes a dangerous power vacuum waiting to be filled, and without a common enemy in the Foot Clan, various factions are vying to take control. Longtime resistance leader April O’Neil finds herself and her loved ones—including four small mutant turtles she and her daughter, Casey Marie Jones, are raising and training together—once again caught up in the battle for the soul of the city. When April takes the young mutant turtles with her on a supply run into the city, they become lost and must find their way back to the sewer lair or risk becoming collateral damage in the newest power struggle overtaking the streets. Old memories mix with new realities as April and her four small charges race to get back home before it’s too late.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES VS. STREET FIGHTER #1 IDW Publishing When a prestigious martial arts tournament invites fighters to travel to Atlantic City and test their skills, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles jump at the chance to compete. But a big stage means big competition, and the world famous STREET FIGHTERS have shown up in force to prove the mettle of their PSYCHO POWERED fighting forms. As if that’s not enough of a challenge, there are rumors of competitors disappearing and the identity of the contest’s benefactors is shrouded in mystery. Don’t miss the matchups of your favorite fighters as the half-shell heroes face the likes of Ryu, Guile, Chun-Li, and more. TMNT Vs. Street Fighter kicks off a five-issue fight card of fury starting this May!
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE ARMAGEDDON GAME #8 IDW Publishing APOCALYPSE NOW! The pawns have fallen! The rooks have hunkered down. The knights continue to rally! All the while the Rat King has looked on in glee as Oruku Saki, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and even his allies, the Trio of Terror, have played their parts. But now, as true chaos becomes manifest, the regent of rodents is faced with the full results of his machinations. THE PANTHEON WILL PLAY! Whether chaos reigns or order wins the day, what comes next will forever change the world of the TMNT. Don’t miss the epic conclusion of The Armageddon Game!
KING SPAWN #22 IMAGE COMICS (W) Sean Lewis (A) Javi Fernandez (CA) Viktor Bogdanovic NYC has always been a destination for tourists from all over the world, but now Spawn and Terry are noticing a rise in visitors from someplace a bit more sinister...
EXTREME VENOMVERSE 2 Marvel More VENOMOUS symbiotes enter the fray! The summer of symbiotes continues to weave its tendrils through the Marvel multiverse as even more never-before-seen Venoms bear their fangs for the very first time! VENOM scribe Al Ewing and artist Vincenzo Carratù (MARY JANE & BLACK CAT) unite to tell a purrfect tale about your favorite cat burglar and a certain heist she may have pulled on Marvel's First Family! Revisit MARVEL: 1602, with Clay McLeod Chapman and Paul Davidson, as they introduce the creepiest Venom EVER! David Pepose and Ken Lashley introduce you to what we're calling the L.M.V.: LIFE-MODEL VENOM! Cyborg Spider-Man, eat your heart out!
FURY 1 Marvel WHO IS S.C.O.R.P.I.O.? A glamorous rogue agent with a deadly secret lures NICK FURY into the action-thriller of a lifetime...HIS FATHER'S! Following the trail opens NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN FURY FILES from the Howlin' '40s...the Swingin' '60s...and today! But it takes more than ONE Nick Fury to unlock a mystery decades in the making - and to answer the question...WHO IS S.C.O.R.P.I.O.?
HALLOWS' EVE 3 Marvel EVE VERSUS SPIDER-MAN! 'Nuff said?!
SPIDER-MAN 2099: DARK GENESIS 4 Marvel CAUGHT IN THE TENDRILS OF CARNAGE! The heroes of 2099 are fighting a losing battle...but can DAREDEVIL 2099 help turn the tide?
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER - BLACK, WHITE & RED 2 Marvel JASON AARON CONTINUES HIS RETURN TO THE GREATEST VILLAIN IN THE GALAXY! Along with artist LEONARD KIRK, these two titans of comics tell a tale of horror and intrigue! PLUS, David Pepose makes his STAR WARS debut!
STORM 1 Marvel STORM FACES THE BLOWBACK OF HER POWERS! ORORO MUNROE, A.K.A. STORM, has been a thief, a goddess and a leader of the X-MEN - and she's just getting started! With her mutant ability to control the weather bolstered by her top-notch fighting skills, she's a formidable opponent like no other (as CALLISTO of the MORLOCKS can attest)! But when an elemental power emerges near the XAVIER MANSION, it'll take Storm to the limit of her powers and beyond! Get ready for an electrifying all-new series showcasing Storm's days of rocking her mohawk and leading the X-Men, as she faces an ALL-NEW VILLAIN that will threaten to tear her apart from her team…and what she thought she knew about herself!
THOR 34 Marvel THOR, DOCTOR DOOM, and…THANOS?! While Thor races Doctor Doom through time before Doom can tear reality itself asunder in his latest grab for power, they find Thanos at the heart of it all, finally revealing the power struggle that brought Thor's grandfather, Bor, and Thanos to all-out war - the ultimate weapon, hidden away for millennia. But Doom will stop at nothing to control it!
GREEN ARROW #2 (OF 6) DC Comics (W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Sean Izaakse Green Arrow is alive...but where the hell is he?! That's what Roy Harper and Black Canary want to know, and their search takes them into the bowels of Belle Reve. But they'd better hurry—the stranded Oliver Queen and another lost member of the Green Arrow family are both being hunted by a brand-new villain called...Troublemaker.
ACTION COMICS #1055 DC Comics (W) Various (A) Various (CA) Sebastian Fiumara Written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Dan Jurgens, and Dorado Quick Art by Rafa Sandoval, Lee Weeks, and Yasmin Flores Montanez Superman's true enemy has been revealed: the Cyborg Superman, Hank Henshaw! Everything the Super-Family has built stands on a knife's edge, and Superman and Metallo become the unlikeliest of allies as they hunt for Metallo's missing sister. Can they prevent the inevitable devolution of Metallo's mind and body long enough to save his sister from Henshaw's monstrous plans?
DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL #11 (OF 12) DC Comics (W) Tom Taylor (A) Yasmine Putri (CA) Dan Mora The Trinity have united under a banner of hope as they go to war against the White Martian threat in this penultimate chapter! But how deep has the betrayal fractured the tentative alliance? Can bitter differences be set aside to save the planet?
DETECTIVE COMICS #1072 DC Comics Batman arrives at the new Orgham grounds (which used to be the ruins of Arkham Asylum) to investigate what the Orghams have been hiding directly underneath the land that ties Gotham to the family centuries back...including the existence of Batman. Then, in the backup, Gordon investigates the reason Sorrow can't be near Batman...and they find out the difficult way.
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #6 (OF 12) DC Comics The Huntress and the JSA collide with Stargirl and the lost children! As this new team tries to find its footing, how will they handle coming face-to-face with a group of sidekicks they didn't realize existed?! And what does this mean for Jay Garrick as he meets his daughter Judy for the first time?! Be sure to pick up this tie-in to The Dawn of DC!
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STAR TREK ANNUAL 2023 IDW Publishing The Theseus crew finally get a chance to relax. But just as everyone settles down, a strange signal comes in with a message that reads, Mr. Scott. We have a problem. Bring help. —Jim Upon finding the source of the signal, the Theseus bridge crew step into a fully activated holodeck recreating the bridge of the original U.S.S. Enterprise—complete with a “discovery” of some “strange new” guest stars! Join the writers behind the critically acclaimed Star Trek series, Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (Batman Beyond, Captain America), for an exciting romp through the history of Trek with art by Rachael Stott (Fantastic Four; Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures).
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ANNUAL 2023 IDW Publishing The Ninja Turtles take to the streets for a simple patrol…But what they find will rock their shells!Realities collide in this oversized special issue where the Turtles come face to face with a threatening force from the future! Can the brothers band together to take down this mysterious foe?
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: SATURDAY MORNING ADVENTURES (2023-) #1 IDW Publishing The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Saturday Morning Adventures continue in our first multipart adventure! After an accidental encounter with an unknown element in the sewers of the city, the Rat King finds his ability to control the hearts and minds of rodents is waning. But in its place, he finds the ability to control reptile life, which will totally make things harder for the heroes in a half shell! Grab a bowl of cereal and be there for part one of THE TURTLE KING! Now an all-new ongoing series because you asked for it!
SPAWN SCORCHED #18 IMAGE COMICS (W) Sean Lewis (A) Stephen Segovia (CA) Viktor Bogdanovic Jessica needs someone to infiltrate a cult that may be behind the disappearance of several homeless individuals. Unbeknownst to Haunt...he was just volunteered!
ALIEN 2 Marvel BETTER OFF BURIED! Talbot Engineering Inc. is under new management, but the organization's brilliant chief scientist, Batya Zhan, is not willing to give up her coded work to this unexpected threat without a fight. Over at Zhan's dig site, the intruders drill into the ice of the moon colony's surface only to discover hundreds of dark, black, frozen bodies. With daylight quickly dwindling away, it's anyone's guess what horrors will emerge in the black of night and from the cold of the ice.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 26 Marvel Now fully in the present, the Emissary has returned and his power is so far beyond Spider-Man's abilities. The heroes may figure out a way to win, but the cost of victory will be so immense that you may hope they don't...
AVENGERS: BEYOND 3 Marvel The LOST ONE is here, knocking on Earth's door, waiting to be let in. In a desperate attempt to keep that door shut, a depleted Avengers force battle the Black Order in the veins and arteries of the dead Celestial they call home. Blood is spilled, bones are broken and betrayal is on the horizon…
CAPTAIN AMERICA: SYMBOL OF TRUTH 13 Marvel CAPTAIN AMERICA: COLD WAR PART FOUR! White Wolf's latest trap has left the Captains America barely standing, and Sam Wilson is hesitant to push the team toward certain death without a backup plan. But Steve Rogers will stop at nothing to rescue his son - even if it means taking down one of his closest friends!
CLOBBERIN' TIME 3 Marvel Ben Grimm travels to the Jersey Shore (and beyond) for a Grimm family reunion. Things get even more awkward when Doctor Strange shows up with information about the time-and-space-traveling thief who's been haranguing the THING. Don't miss part three of the greatest THING story ever told, as far as we know...
DOCTOR STRANGE 3 Marvel A DAY WITH DORMAMMU! Stephen Strange has no short supply of enemies, but none are more fearsome than DORMAMMU…master of the Dark Dimension! When a cult summons the Dreaded Lord to New York, Stephen has to risk everything in order to defeat his most dangerous foe! But is he truly up for the task? Plus, a backup story featuring Doctor Strange and Sister Grimm of the Runaways!
EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE 2 Marvel SPINSTRESS sings her way into the biggest fight of her life!
SPIDER-MAN 2099: DARK GENESIS 5 Marvel THE LAST STAND! SPIDER-MAN 2099! VENOM 2099! DAREDEVIL 2099! BLADE 2099! PUNISHER 2099! MOON KNIGHT 2099! SPIDER-WOMAN 2099! GHOST RIDER 2099! They all must face the horror of HALLOWEEN JACK, CARNAGE 2099 and his hive army! But DEATH will fall on BOTH sides?