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The last month of 2023 has much to offer. Let us get to it starting with:
In store December 6:
GODZILLA: THE WAR FOR HUMANITY #4 IDW Publishing It’s an all-out kaiju brawl! Godzilla and Mothra must hold out against an army of monsters under the influence of Zoospora! Meanwhile, things heat up between the kaiju task force as Samantha confronts her mother about holding Minilla’s fate in the balance!
STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS—THE SCORPIUS RUN #4 IDW Publishing As the Enterprise blitzes into the last leg of Zephyx’s space race from hell, the crew is confronted with a betrayal from within! The ship’s controls have been locked, and with Spock still separated from the crew, the crushing pressure of nearby stars, and Zephyx’s efforts to throw the ship off course, can Captain Pike ignore visions of impending doom long enough to see his crew to the finish line?
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 39 [GW] Marvel GANG WAR STARTS HERE! Super-crime is running rampant, and Spider-Man can't solve just one problem at a time. So Spidey builds a team to take down ALL the super-criminals of NYC in 48 hours. Good luck, Spidey.
AVENGERS 8 Marvel Trapped in a world they never made, the Avengers struggle to break free - while one of their number fights their own hopeless battle against Myrddin and his Twilight Court! But Avengers never fight alone- and the most dangerous Avenger joins the conflict!
FANTASTIC FOUR 14 Marvel A year ago, Reed Richards sent a whole city block the Baxter Building stands on - along with his own children and the children of his best friends Ben and Alicia - a year ahead in time. It was a desperate measure, but it saved them. And now, it's time for them all to come back. But when the Fantastic Four arrive in NYC, they find something is being built in the pit where the block once stood - and worse, nobody seems to know exactly what it is or why they're building it. With the clock ticking, they investigate this mystery - and discover a mysterious new threat that may have been pulling the strings this entire time…
SENTRY 1 Marvel WHO WILL BE THE NEW SENTRY? The Sentry is dead, but ordinary people all over the world are suddenly manifesting his powers and experiencing snippets of Bob Reynolds' memories. Will one of them survive long enough to emerge as the new Sentry? Or will their newfound power destroy them? When Misty Knight and Jessica Jones cross paths in search of answers, they open an investigation that will change everything you think you know about the Sentry!
STAR WARS 41 [DD] Marvel LANDO LOST! - A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN! With the final mission to rescue LOBOT from the terrors of THE SCOURGE underway, galactic ne'er-do-well LANDO CALRISSIAN must finally reckon with the sins of his past. Will he be the SCOUNDREL he's always been or the HERO he could be?
STAR WARS: DARK DROIDS - D-SQUAD 4 [DD] Marvel INTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT D-SQUAD! - A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN! The D-SQUAD's mission takes them into the palace of JABBA THE HUTT! R2-D2 and QT-KT take on the malevolent torture droid EV-9D9! This issue ties directly into DARK DROIDS! Not to be missed!
THUNDERBOLTS 1 Marvel A REVOLUTION IS COMING! Bucky Barnes, the Revolution, just inherited a mountain of covert intel, and he has one objective: justice. Like lightning. He's going after the establishment, the people no one else is willing or able to take down, and he'll do whatever it takes to win. Teaming with the mysterious Contessa Valentina Allegra De Fontaine, Bucky assembles a team of black-ops heavy hitters to pursue high-profile targets like the Red Skull, Kingpin and even Doctor Doom himself. No one is safe from the Thunderbolts!
X-MEN 29 [FALL] Marvel ENTER: DOOM'S X-MEN! With the X-Men at their lowest point, yet another group has moved to claim their title…this one a band of patriotic Latverian mutants loyal only to the great and terrible Doctor Doom! Beloved and celebrated by the nation they are bound to protect, this is one squad of X-Men for whom the Fall of X has given way to glorious summer.
SUPERMAN 78 THE METAL CURTAIN #2 (OF 6) DC Comics (W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Gavin Guidry Superman brings Lois to the Fortress of Solitude for a private interview. Meanwhile, the Russians launch their first assault with their mighty Metallo in hopes of drawing the Man of Steel out into the open. Witness as the power of the people breaks Superman!
BATMAN SANTA CLAUS SILENT KNIGHT #1 (OF 4) DC Comics (W) Jeff Parker (A) Michele Bandini (CA) Ra SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN! The four-part crossover event of a generation begins when a not-so-jolly St. Nick hits Gotham City to investigate a brutal crime in the days leading up to Christmas... What manner of man or beast could have committed such atrocities?! With the help of his former student, Batman, Santa will team up with the heroes of the DC Universe to right this wrong--or the world wakes up to coal in their stockings! A brutal, two-fisted holiday tale of hope, wonder, and monster hunting is the perfect treat to ring in the holidays--it's Claus in canon!
BATMAN #140 DC Comics (W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez It's Batman versus The Joker in their most brutal fight of all time. But wait...Batman is also battling a legion of himself! What has Zur done? And who will walk away? The brutal Mindbomb continues!
ADVENTURE COMICS #260 FACSIMILE EDITION DC Comics (W) Jerry Coleman, Robert Bernstein (A) John Sikela, Ramona Fradon, Lee Elias (CA) Curt Swan, Stan Kaye Before Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom splashes into theaters this December, discover Aquaman's Silver Age origin and how he got his powers in this facsimile re-creation of Adventure Comics #260. This classic issue also contains a never-before-reprinted Superboy story and a backup tale starring the Emerald Archer, Green Arrow, plus all the ads from the original 1959 publication.
BATMAN #5 FACSIMILE EDITION DC Comics (W) Bill Finger (A) Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, George Roussos (CA) Bob Kane Batman and Robin take on The Joker in another one of his crafty capers in The Riddle of the Missing Card, featuring the first appearance of the remodeled Golden Age Batmobile! Packed with thrills, chills, and double crosses galore, this issue also contains two more adventures starring the Dynamic Duo: The Book of Enchantment and The Case of the Honest Crook.
BATMAN #404 FACSIMILE EDITION DC Comics (W) Frank Miller (A/CA) David Mazzucchelli FRANK MILLER & DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI'S GENRE-DEFINING VERSION OF THE DARK KNIGHT'S EARLY CRIME-FIGHTING YEARS RETURNS TO PRINT IN ITS ORIGINAL FORM! Before Batman became synonymous with striking fear into the hearts of cowardly and superstitious criminals, there was just Bruce Wayne, an orphaned millionaire who was Gotham City's prodigal son by day and an angry vigilante by night. Despite his best efforts, Bruce knows that his nightly patrols have very little effect in making a difference in a city that has forgotten what justice is. In order to inspire real change, he will need to become something more than a man…he will need to become a symbol. Bruce isn't the only crusader trying to clean up the streets. Lieutenant James Gordon is a good cop who's tired of the corruption that has infiltrated every aspect of Gotham, including the GCPD. Together, these two might stand a chance of restoring some sense of order in Gotham City--if the mob or dirty cops don't take them out first! From Frank Miller (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) and David Mazzucchelli (Daredevil) comes one of the most revered storylines in the Batman mythos, Year One, presented in these facsimile re-creations with the original printing colors and period-correct ads.
KING SPAWN #29 Image Comics (W) Todd McFarlane (A) Javi Fernandez (CA) Federico Sabbatini "Spawns journey through HELL is almost complete. The throne is in his sight, and only one thing stands in his way…
TRANSFORMERS #3 Image Comics (W) Daniel Warren Johnson (A/CA) Daniel Warren Johnson, Mike Spicer "**THE BIGGEST LAUNCH OF THE YEAR CONTINUES HERE! **Outnumbered and overpowered, it’s time for the Autobots to stand their ground, as Optimus Prime goes toe to toe with Skywarp!
In store December 13:
GODZILLA BEST OF GIGAN #1 IDW-PRH (W/A) Various (CA) James Biggie The world will tremble in fear when one of Godzilla's most ferocious foes arrives! When the technologically enhanced Gigan arrives from space, all other monsters beware! It'll take the strongest humans, machines, and protectors of Earth to stand up to the brutal blades of Gigan! Collects Godzilla: History's Greatest Monster #11, Godzilla: Rulers of the Earth #6 & 7, and Godzilla: Rage Across Time #1.
STAR TREK: PICARD'S ACADEMY #3 IDW Publishing It’s practice day for the most important test of Cadet Picard’s Starfleet Academy career thus far! His first test in actual space…and he is not ready. He may as well be yelling into a black hole after being put into a group with all his least favorite colleagues…and Marty, the girl he kind of, sort of likes. No one’s listening to his commands, and he doesn’t know how on Earth he’s supposed to see eye-to-eye with Resh, his bully and competition for top of the class! Picard’s course is set for failure, and if he can’t figure out a way to change things soon…there goes his future.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE LAST RONIN II--RE-EVOLUTION #1 IDW Publishing More than a decade after the Last Ronin defeated the Foot Clan, New York City finds itself in a state of steady decline. Now, the disparate gangs vie for economic and political control and that the chaos is taking its toll. It’s clear to Casey Marie that if something isn’t done soon, the city she knows and loves will be lost forever. So, whether they’re ready or not, she and her young pupils must raise a new coalition and lead the charge to keep the peace. Witness the rise of the next generation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as they fight to restore peace to the streets they live below! Legendary TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman proudly presents the next epic chapter of The Last Ronin, reassembling the acclaimed creative team from the original monster bestseller for a second oversized, prestige format miniseries event!
SCORCHED #25 Image Comics (W) Todd McFarlane (A) Stephen Segovia (CA) Federico Sabbatini "The Scorched team has its assignments, but this is one mission they may not make it back from.
CAPTAIN AMERICA 4 Marvel THE ENEMY STRIKES! When the mysterious organization targeting Captain America goes on the offensive, Steve Rogers thinks he's prepared - but the battle is not what it seems. Who - or what - is the Emissary?
DAREDEVIL: GANG WAR 1 [GW] Marvel THE HEAT IS ON IN HELL'S KITCHEN! ELEKTRA NATCHIOS, former assassin turned DAREDEVIL, has been recruited by the Amazing Spider-Man to stop New York City from tearing itself apart as every mobster and super villain in town go to war! And Elektra is the only thing standing in the way of Hell's Kitchen's annihilation at the hands of a dangerous new gang - the HEAT - whose violent schemes from the pages of DAREDEVIL unfold!
DARK X-MEN 5 [FALL] Marvel INFERNO! The Limbo Embassy falls as Orchis' secret weapon against Madelyne Pryor ascends to the throne. When the flames die down, who will emerge as the one true Goblin Queen - and will any of the Dark X-Men survive to see the outcome?!
IMMORTAL THOR 5 Marvel THE ALL-NEW THOR CORPS! Toranos has returned - and to face him, the King of Asgard has gathered his army. But if even an army of storm gods could not stop the Elder God of Thunder...what then? This is the story of THE IMMORTAL THOR...and the battle that will define him.
PREDATOR VS. WOLVERINE 4 Marvel THE BEST THERE IS AT WHAT THEY DO! Who will take the final trophy? Will Wolverine's adamantium skull join the bones of countless others? The Predator's long hunt catches up to the present day as Wolverine sets his trap. But what hope does he have against an enemy who's slaughtered prey across the universe?
X-MEN RED 18 [FALL] Marvel FINAL BATTLE! Their armies have clashed - and torn a world apart. Now, finally, the two war leaders meet. Storm versus Genesis for the fate of the Red Planet - as the planet itself fights alongside them! Will Planet Arakko survive? And more - is the secret dream of En Sabah Nur about to come true…?
DCS TWAS THE MITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS #1 (ONE SHOT) DC Comics (W) Various (A) Various (CA) Ben Caldwell Written by Natalie Abrams, Michael W. Conrad, Josh Trujillo, Ethan Sacks, Zipporah Smith, Rob Levin, Sholly Fisch, and Jillian Grant Art by Marcus Smith, Gavin Guidry, Andrew Drilon, Soo Lee, Juan Bobillo, and others 'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a...Bat-Mite?! Join all your DC favorites as they take on eight classic holiday stories! From Constantine and Lex Luthor's Dickensian tale to Batwoman's puzzling Hanukkah hijinks to your classic cocoa-swilling Christmas romance switch with Harley and Amethyst, this book is a perfect companion for cookies by the fire and extra sour cream on your latkes. So pull up a sled and get ready for plenty of ho-ho-holiday hope to get you in the spirit of the season!
BATMAN CITY OF MADNESS #2 (OF 3) DC Comics (W/A/CA) Christian Ward The Court of Owls summons Batman, demanding he venture deep beneath the city to fight what has been unleashed from its depths: a wave of madness infecting Gotham's villains, driven by the monstrous creature they're calling the Batman Below. But the Court has not-entirely-noble reasons for wanting this chaos stopped... Is Batman their weapon, or their bait?
BATMAN SANTA CLAUS SILENT KNIGHT #2 (OF 4) DC Comics (W) Jeff Parker (A) Michele Bandini (CA) Dan Mora SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN! The ancient and wild Krampus is loose on Earth and releasing monsters to destroy Christmas! Santa Claus, with the help of the Justice League, is all that stands in the way of this impending darkness. The team’s first challenge? A plague of vampires attacking Bludhaven!
DETECTIVE COMICS #1079 DC Comics (W) Ram V, Dan Watters (A) Jason Shawn Alexander, Juan Ferreyra (CA) Evan Cagle Batman: Outlaw continues in part four of five in the biweekly Detective Comics event! The Dark Knight has been executed and the Orghams' plan to take control of Gotham has been enacted! But with Catwoman arranging Batman’s rescue mission from the shadows, not all is as it seems! Has Gotham's Feline Fatale figured out a way to cheat death or has Gotham City truly lost its caped crusader?
BATMAN AND ROBIN #4 DC Comics (W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Simone Di Meo BATMAN AND ROBIN HAVE BEEN SEPARATED! Batman works with White Rabbit to track down the new femme fatale Shush while his son, Damian, hunts down the criminal mastermind who is targeting his father! But Damian won't like who he finds! Don't miss out on the shocking ending!
ACTION COMICS #1060 DC Comics (W) Various (A) Various (CA) Steve Beach Written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Nicole Maines, Steve Orlando, And Joe Casey Art by Eddy Barrows, Fico Ossio, and Dan McDaid A mistake from Superman's past has returned, and Metropolis hangs in the balance! As the super-family is betrayed from within and stripped of their powers one by one, Superman sets out on a suicide mission into the Multiverse alongside the unlikeliest of allies: Constantine, the demon Etrigan, and--making his return to Action Comics--Bloodwynd! Plus: During Beast World in Metropolis, Dreamer has a run-in with life-changing consequences, and Zod's son begins to suspect New Kandor isn't as peaceful as it seems in the prelude to Kneel Before Zod #1!
GREEN LANTERN #6 DC Comics (W) Jeremy Adams, Peter J. Tomasi (A) Xermanico, David Lafuente (CA) Xermanico IT'S COME DOWN TO THIS! Hal Jordan, Earth's Green Lantern, finally faces off against his former mentor, Sinestro, whose power to instill fear has been replaced with an elemental rage that could level the planet he once swore to protect.
BATMAN #405 FACSIMILE EDITION DC Comics (W) Frank Miller (A/CA) David Mazzucchelli FRANK MILLER & DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI'S GENRE-DEFINING VERSION OF THE DARK KNIGHT'S EARLY CRIME-FIGHTING YEARS RETURNS TO PRINT IN ITS ORIGINAL FORM! Before Batman became synonymous with striking fear into the hearts of cowardly and superstitious criminals, there was just Bruce Wayne, an orphaned millionaire who was Gotham City's prodigal son by day and an angry vigilante by night. Despite his best efforts, Bruce knows that his nightly patrols have very little effect in making a difference in a city that has forgotten what justice is. In order to inspire real change, he will need to become something more than a man…he will need to become a symbol. Bruce isn't the only crusader trying to clean up the streets. Lieutenant James Gordon is a good cop who's tired of the corruption that has infiltrated every aspect of Gotham, including the GCPD. Together, these two might stand a chance of restoring some sense of order in Gotham City--if the mob or dirty cops don't take them out first! From Frank Miller (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) and David Mazzucchelli (Daredevil) comes one of the most revered storylines in the Batman mythos, Year One, presented in these facsimile re-creations with the original printing colors and period-correct ads.
SUPERMAN LOST #9 (OF 10) DC Comics (W) Christopher Priest (A/CA) Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz As a Green Lantern from Superman's past creates chaos in the present, Clark grapples with the idea of losing Lois for good. As her sickness rapidly escalates, Lex Luthor watches from the wings, waiting for the Man of Steel to crack under the pressure. Could karma be coming for the richest man in Metropolis?
In store December 20:
GODZILLA RIVALS: JET JAGUAR VS. MEGALON IDW Publishing Jen Onça is not excited to start her new, fast-paced fast-food career at Minilla Burger, but she’d much prefer a mundane day to the sudden return of Megalon! The monster brings destruction, trapping Jen in a forgotten lab deep beneath the restaurant with only the half-built form of Jet Jaguar to help her get out! She must repair the robotic defender to save herself and the city, but first she needs to escape the rubble trapping her in this tense adventure!
STAR TREK #15 IDW Publishing Prepared to do whatever it takes to make peace with the war-worshipping Tzenkethi and outmaneuver the Romulan Empire as their ally, Captain Sisko and his crew work alongside Tzenkethi warleader Kav’ka and Romulan Magistrex T’Galatheon to ready capitol defenses in preparation for the deadly Festival of Supremacy. But Sisko soon learns that Federation ideals won’t come naturally to the reptilian species that praises survival of the fittest over all. Can Sisko keep his crew alive, impress the Tzenkethi Autarch, and keep the Romulans from convincing warmongers that they reign supreme?
STAR TREK: DEFIANT #10 IDW Publishing The Defiant crew makes way for its next bounty: Berlinghoff Rasmussen, infamous time-traveling thief and con man. Berlinghoff has escaped custody on Starbase 214 and has his sights set on tech from the forbidden planet and final resting place of Captain Christopher Pike, Talos IV. With top-secret orders from Starfleet, Worf and his crew are to intercept the target without being detected by anyone…including the Federation.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #146 IDW Publishing As Donatello uncovers the truth about Armaggon’s origins, the time-eating tyrant begins to exert his influence on one of the Turtles’ allies. It’s a race against time as the road to #150 continues in Sophie Campbell’s biggest TMNT story yet!
ALIEN 2 Marvel BODIES, BODIES, BODIES! Looking for that perfect combination of sex, suspicion and slaughter? Boy, has the Weyland-Yutani Corporation got a deal for you! Come aboard the Descendant for a dip into the exotic waters of an icy moon - stay for the pulse-pounding adventure of a lifetime! Scour the ocean floor for buried treasures from a lost vessel and uncover secrets from a legendary disaster. Select participants will receive a special gift from Jun Yutani himself. Don't miss a trip worth dying for!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 40 [GW] Marvel GANG WAR CONTINUES! Battle lines are drawn, with Spidey and his crew being the only ones who can save all of New York City from the worst super criminals to ever super criminal! But is Tombstone on THEIR SIDE?! And you won't believe your eyes reading the last page of this issue!
CAPWOLF & THE HOWLING COMMANDOS 3 Marvel With Capwolf at the helm, the Howling Commandos are ready to take down their foes at Wolfsschanze. But the Nazis have a secret weapon up their sleeves - and if she can't win Steve's allegience, she'll happily settle for his head!
DAREDEVIL: BLACK ARMOR 2 Marvel BACK IN BLACK! MATT MURDOCK will need to push his extraordinary senses and his armored suit beyond their limits if he hopes to even stand a chance against what's coming. HOBGOBLIN, KINGPIN and even the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN come to call! Plus, a mysterious foe whose powers trump them all! D.G. Chichester returns to Hell's Kitchen to spin an all-new DAREDEVIL story set during his landmark run with the character! Joined now by rising star NETHO DIAZ and with covers by industry legend MARK BAGLEY!
INCREDIBLE HULK 7 Marvel HULK VERSUS THE WAR DEVILS! The Hulk and the undead Ghost Rider make amends, but Ghost Rider smells an evil in the air - and it's been terrorizing a small community. With Bruce's teenage sidekick, Charlie, determined to prove herself as a hero, Hulk must face them down before she gets herself into more trouble than she bargained for!
ORIGINAL X-MEN 1 Marvel THE OG 5 ON AN ALL-NEW ADVENTURE! Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman and Angel - the first and greatest heroes to bear the X-Men name - once traveled into their own futures and reset the course of history. Now another multiversal mystery calls them forth. When the dust settles, one hero will remain, trapped in the world as we know it. With shocking surprise guests and heart-pounding twists and turns, Christos Gage and Greg Land kick off a story that will shake the whole MU!
SPINE-TINGLING SPIDER-MAN 3 Marvel Spider-Man gets stuck in the most horrifying haunted house with some of the most important people in his life. It has to be Mysterio's doing, right? When Spidey finds Quentin Beck, that's what he thinks. But what if it's NOT?!
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER 41 [DD] Marvel MORE MACHINE THAN MAN! - A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN! DARTH VADER has been taken over by THE SCOURGE! Or has THE SCOURGE been taken over by DARTH VADER? The Dark Lord's journey in the DARK DROIDS saga reaches its climax with a shocking twist that digs deep into Vader's very identity and future!
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA 39 [DD] Marvel ABOVE ALL! - A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN! The SCOURGE sets its sights on TAGGE CORPORATION...and DOMINA TAGGE! As the ACQUISITOR falls from the sky, DOCTOR APHRA fights for survival... ...against an entity that threatens to consume everything she loves! (Including herself!)
STAR WARS: REVELATIONS  1 Marvel FROM THE HIGH REPUBLIC TO THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY AND BEYOND! JABBA THE HUTT! DARTH VADER! MACE WINDU! KEEVE TRENNIS, THRAWN AND MORE! Introducing new characters, new twists and new turns across all of Marvel's STAR WARS line! This star-studded issue puts the pieces on the board for what's to come in a galaxy far, far away!
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN 2 Marvel No time travel. No clones. Just Superior Spider-ing! The sins of Otto Octavius' past are exacting a heavy toll on the present. And one of Peter Parker's closest friends must pay the price for them. If the secrets revealed in our last issue didn't fill you with dread, wait till you see how this one ends.
UNCANNY SPIDER-MAN 5 [FALL] Marvel IN THE CLAWS OF THE VULTURE! Mystique is missing, mutantkind is scattered and hunted and Nightcrawler must finally face the demons he's been keeping in the shadows. But it looks like Orchis will be helping him bare his soul…as they rend the flesh from his bones! Does Kurt Wagner's extraordinary journey end here?
WOLVERINE 40 [FALL] Marvel STARK SENTINELS GET SPIDER-SENSES TINGLING! LAST MUTANT STANDING - FINALE! LOGAN's journey across the ORCHIS-controlled globe brings him to New York City - and a reunion with that great non-mutant super hero: SPIDER-MAN! But will the ol' PARKER LUCK help WOLVERINE against the wrath of the STARK SENTINELS or put the fall in FALL OF X?!
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #9 (OF 12) DC Comics (W) Geoff Johns (A) Mikel Janin (CA) Tony Harris The JSA scour Europe on the hunt for Ruby, the daughter of the Red Lantern! But can they catch up to her before she burns the Earth in search of her father?
JUSTICE LEAGUE VS GODZILLA VS KONG #3 (OF 7) DC Comics (W) Brian Buccellato (A) Christian Duce (CA) Drew Johnson LEGENDARY'S MONSTERVERSE DEVASTATES THE DC UNIVERSE! Superman and Godzilla have gone head-to-head with devastating consequences in Metropolis as the Justice League scrambles to protect their homes from the monsters--Supergirl encounters Kong on Skull Island and Wonder Woman takes on Behemoth on Themyscira! Lost in the monster mayhem, though, are Lex Luthor and his Legion of Doom... what nefarious connection do they have to everything?
BATMAN OFF-WORLD #2 (OF 6) DC Comics (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza Superstar creators Jason Aaron and Doug Mahnke's brutal interstellar adventure continues as a young Bruce Wayne has journeyed to space to continue his development as Batman! But when he winds up a prisoner of the War Storm, a massive starship filled with trained killers, can the Dark Knight find new allies to aid in his journey?!
BATMAN SANTA CLAUS SILENT KNIGHT #3 (OF 4) DC Comics (W) Jeff Parker (A) Michele Bandini, Trevor Hairsine (CA) Dan Mora IT'S CHRISTMAS EVIL! The nefarious Krampus unleashes a flock of killer harpies on London and it's time to call in the big guns! Half the Justice League meets a most unusual elf who takes them to Norway to help Santa do battle, but it appears a diabolical trap is being set...
SUPERMAN #9 DC Comics (W) Joshua Williamson (A) Bruno Redondo (CA) Jamal Campbell SUPER-ARMOR! Superman's battle with the Chained has left him wounded in unexpected ways, but the Lex Luthor Revenge Squad is still forming! To save Metropolis, Superman has no choice but to put on a special armor built by Lex! Featuring artwork from Eisner Award-winning Nightwing artist Bruno Redondo!
BATMAN SUPERMAN WORLDS FINEST #22 DC Comics (W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Dan Mora Trapped in the universe of Kingdom Come, the World's Finest heroes encounter skewed versions of their friends--a team calling itself the Justice Battalion! Can Batman and Superman prevent Boy Thunder from fulfilling his destiny and becoming the bloodthirsty Magog?
WONDER WOMAN #4 DC Comics (W) Tom King (A) Daniel Sampere, Belen Ortega (CA) Daniel Sampere With the world losing trust in the Amazons, Wonder Woman takes a moment to grant the wish of a dying boy and gives him the perfect day. Meanwhile, the Sovereign constricts his grip on the government. Will Wonder Woman be able to hold out hope as the world around her grows darker? Plus, Trinity spends the night at the Fortress of Solitude with her babysitters, the Super Sons!
GREEN LANTERN WAR JOURNAL #4 DC Comics (W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A/CA) Montos Still one of the most powerful beings in the universe, John Stewart is fast succumbing to the Radiant Dead, becoming something both more and less than human. With John's power corrupted, Earth is doomed to fall to the Revenant Queen...unless John finds a way to forge a new Green Lantern ring, more powerful (and unpredictable) than any we've seen. John Stewart embraces his Marine Recon roots and goes on the hunt in this thrilling new issue!
BATMAN #406 FACSIMILE EDITION DC Comics (W) Frank Miller (A/CA) David Mazzucchelli FRANK MILLER & DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI'S GENRE-DEFINING VERSION OF THE DARK KNIGHT'S EARLY CRIME-FIGHTING YEARS RETURNS TO PRINT IN ITS ORIGINAL FORM! Before Batman became synonymous with striking fear into the hearts of cowardly and superstitious criminals, there was just Bruce Wayne, an orphaned millionaire who was Gotham City's prodigal son by day and an angry vigilante by night. Despite his best efforts, Bruce knows that his nightly patrols have very little effect in making a difference in a city that has forgotten what justice is. In order to inspire real change, he will need to become something more than a man…he will need to become a symbol. Bruce isn't the only crusader trying to clean up the streets. Lieutenant James Gordon is a good cop who's tired of the corruption that has infiltrated every aspect of Gotham, including the GCPD. Together, these two might stand a chance of restoring some sense of order in Gotham City--if the mob or dirty cops don't take them out first! From Frank Miller (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) and David Mazzucchelli (Daredevil) comes one of the most revered storylines in the Batman mythos, Year One, presented in these facsimile re-creations with the original printing colors and period-correct ads.
In store December 27:
GUNSLINGER SPAWN #27 Image Comics (W) Todd McFarlane (A) Dexter Soy (CA) Federico Sabbatini "Gunslinger continues his mission in HELL. He is out to kill a man who cant be killed!
SPAWN #349 Image Comics (W) Todd McFarlane (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Federico Sabbatini "The final battle for the Throne of HELL begins now.
DUKE #1 (OF 5) Image Comics (W) Joshua WIlliamson (CA) Tom Reilly The new Energon Universe expands in December with Duke #1, a limited series from Joshua Williamson (DC’s Superman, Dark Ride), Tom Reilly (The Thing) and Jordie Bellaire (W0rldtr33), that tells the story you’ve never read before – the origins of G.I. Joe and Cobra in a world grappling with the arrival of the Autobots and Decepticons. When Conrad S. Hauser (codename DUKE) investigates the mysteries behind The Transformers, the answers will lead to the birth of forces for good and evil that the world never imagined. Duke will be the first of four G.I. Joe limited series coming from Skybound, setting the stage for a fresh new take on G.I. Joe, Cobra and the iconic characters that you only think you know!
AVENGERS INC. 4 Marvel GO FOR THE JUGGLER! Her name is Janet Van Dyne. She's got a file on the Death Throws - a worker's co-operative for themed super villains - that's taller than she is. His name is Victor Shade. Apparently, he's been a member for years. Together, they've got to find out who's picking the Death Throws off one by one...before it's his turn. PLUS, IN HIS VERY LAST GUEST APPEARANCE PRIOR TO HIS DEMISE, MOON KNIGHT!
CARNAGE 2 Marvel FLASH IN THE DARKNESS! CLETUS KASADY has been reborn! But to truly ascend to absolute power, he needs two things: loyal followers and a worthy nemesis. Meanwhile, FLASH THOMPSON becomes convinced that a series of increasingly horrifying murders are all connected. But who is CARNAGE'S true target?
IMMORTAL X-MEN 18 [FALL] Marvel FOREVER CHANGES! Being immortal means nothing when you've run out of time. There's no future. There's no past. There's no way out.
MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD 2 Marvel BRING ON THE BAD GUYS! SPIDER-MAN, freshly attired in his new ALIEN COSTUME, is pulled from the SECRET WARS to face a NEW challenge - the might of the HOBGOBLIN, BARON ZEMO, ELECTRO, CONSTRICTOR and more! Not a hoax! Not an imaginary story! But how did THIS set of villains find their way into the BATTLEWORLD of SECRET WARS?! Only this issue holds the answer to this forty-year mystery! Do not miss Tom DeFalco and Pat Olliffe's ALL-NEW in-continuity tale featuring SPIDER-MAN, HUMAN TORCH and a slew of surprises!
STAR WARS: DARK DROIDS 5 [DD] Marvel THE TERRIFYING CONCLUSION OF THE BIGGEST STAR WARS COMIC EVENT OF THE YEAR! The final triumph of THE SCOURGE! How can THE REBELLION & THE EMPIRE combat such a threat? UNLIKELY ALLIES join forces to fight the greater evil invading the galaxy! And what is the final fate of warrior droid Ajax Sigma?
STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN SEASON 2 7 Marvel THE BELIEVER! To move against THE EMPIRE, THE MANDALORIAN needs the help of an old enemy. The stage is set with BOBA FETT and FENNEC SHAND as MIGS MAYFELD returns!
TIMELESS 1  Marvel BEHOLD THE FUTURE OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE - FEATURING THE DEBUT OF TWO NEW MARVEL ICONS! In a devastating future born from the choices of today, all of time and space is threatened by the ascension of an ancient evil. The MOON KNIGHT UNENDING has risen - a nightmare born of StarkTech, the Eternal Machine and the God of the Moon - and now all of Earth bows before his overwhelming power! But one man stands against Khonshu's coming tide of chaos: POWER MAN, the Marvel Universe's final living super hero. But who is Power Man - and how did he come to wield the unstable powers of the Sentry, the Hulk and the Iron Fist? What dark, deeply personal conflict underpins this mind-bending apocalypse? And at the end of the line, can the Marvel Universe ever truly be saved? PLUS -a SHOCKING glimpse into the next year of Marvel stories!
WOLVERINE BY CLAREMONT & MILLER 1 FACSIMILE EDITION Marvel He's Wolverine. He's the best there is at what he does. And what he does best isn't very nice. Revisit the classic, character-defining story that burned that phrase on the collective consciousness of comic book readers! A pair of industry legends - Chris Claremont and Frank Miller - show how the breakout star of the X-Men could also be a solo series icon! Claremont and Miller take Logan away from his teammates - all the way to Japan, where Mariko, the woman he loves, has married another out of duty! As Wolverine hunts for answers, he is drawn into brutal combat with Mariko's father - and enters a shadowy world of samurai and ninja which he never truly leaves! It's one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting WOLVERINE (1982) #1.
BATMAN SANTA CLAUS SILENT KNIGHT #4 (OF 4) DC Comics (W) Jeff Parker (A) Michele Bandini (CA) Dan Mora It's a Christmas Night Fight: The search for a stolen child leads to Santa versus Krampus in the final, climactic battle for the soul of Christmas! The Justice League are stretched thin battling the mightiest monsters of the ages when the true menace is revealed!
DETECTIVE COMICS #1080 DC Comics (W) Ram V, Dan Watters (A) Jason Shawn Alexander (CA) Evan Cagle Batman: Outlaw concludes in part five of five of the biweekly Detective Comics event! The Batman is dead. The Reality Engine, a device capable of amplifying the Orghams' hypnotic powers, has roared to life. The people of Gotham, having watched the Dark Knight die on the gallows, begin to forget there ever was a Batman, and the Gotham that the Orghams have been working toward since their arrival in the city emerges: a city without a Batman. A city that never had a Batman. Check out the reality-bending, city-altering finale to Batman: Outlaw, and ask yourself: will Gotham ever be the same again?
BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #8 DC Comics (W) Various (A) Various (CA) Simone Di Meo Written By Guillem March, Kyle Starks, Gabriel Hardman, John Higgins Art By Guillem March, Fernando Pasarin, Gabriel Hardman, John Higgins Guillem March's gripping, white-knuckled Back to Year One Batman adventure concludes! In part two of Kyle Starks and Fernando Pasarin's Wild Dog: Here Comes Trouble!, Wild Dog comes face to face with the new gang taking over the Quad Cities! Aquaman's bare-knuckle mission takes him to...Gorilla City?! Gabriel Hardman's undersea adventure continues!
PENGUIN #5 DC Comics (W) Tom King (A) Rafael De Latorre (CA) Carmine Di Giandomenico With the dust settling in the aftermath of the Gotham War, Penguin's gathering the final member of his team before his return to Gotham...but who is this mysterious villain and what's his connection to the Dark Knight?
BATMAN 89 ECHOES #2 (OF 6) DC Comics (W) Sam Hamm (A/CA) Joe Quinones WHAT LURKS BEHIND THE GATES OF ARKHAM? With Batman missing, Alfred turns to Drake Winston and Barbara Gordon in hopes of finding him. Meanwhile, something is brewing in Arkham Asylum with Dr. Jonathan Crane and Dr. Harleen Quinzel duking it out over the new celebrity patient who was just admitted!
ACTION COMICS 2023 ANNUAL #1 (ONE SHOT) DC Comics (W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Max Raynor (CA) Rafa Sandoval Norah Stone's true form has been revealed, her gateway between worlds is opened, and the invasion of Earth has begun! As the Multiverse's two most powerful families clash above Metropolis, which legacy will Otho-Ra choose? Will the followers of Blue Earth defend their treacherous leader, or their own home? It has all led to this! Three years of Action Comics storylines culminate in this pivotal, dramatic double-sized issue!
BATMAN #407 FACSIMILE EDITION DC Comics (W) Frank Miller (A/CA) David Mazzucchelli FRANK MILLER & DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI'S GENRE-DEFINING VERSION OF THE DARK KNIGHT'S EARLY CRIME-FIGHTING YEARS RETURNS TO PRINT IN ITS ORIGINAL FORM! Before Batman became synonymous with striking fear into the hearts of cowardly and superstitious criminals, there was just Bruce Wayne, an orphaned millionaire who was Gotham City's prodigal son by day and an angry vigilante by night. Despite his best efforts, Bruce knows that his nightly patrols have very little effect in making a difference in a city that has forgotten what justice is. In order to inspire real change, he will need to become something more than a man…he will need to become a symbol. Bruce isn't the only crusader trying to clean up the streets. Lieutenant James Gordon is a good cop who's tired of the corruption that has infiltrated every aspect of Gotham, including the GCPD. Together, these two might stand a chance of restoring some sense of order in Gotham City--if the mob or dirty cops don't take them out first! From Frank Miller (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) and David Mazzucchelli (Daredevil) comes one of the most revered storylines in the Batman mythos, Year One, presented in these facsimile re-creations with the original printing colors and period-correct ads.
SUPERMAN THE LAST DAYS OF LEX LUTHOR #2 (OF 3) DC Comics (W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Bryan Hitch Superman continues his mission to find a cure for what's killing Lex Luthor. When the present has no answers, maybe the future will! But will the Legion of Super-Heroes help Clark find a cure for a man like Luthor?