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

                     In store August 7:

ABSOLUTE POWER #2 (OF 4)
 DC Comics
(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Dan Mora
SIEGE OF THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE! In the aftermath of Amanda Waller's total victory, the metahumans of the DC universe have been depowered, scattered to the wind, and are reeling from critical defeat across the planet. But the resistance lives on. Any heroes not rounded up by the TRINITY OF EVIL have rendezvoused at Superman's Fortress of Solitude...but even this sanctuary of peace and hope is not safe from Waller's blitzkrieg. The precog known as Dreamer has pointed Waller's weapons to the frozen tundra where our heroes lick their wounds...and the shocker general leading Waller's charge to raze the fortress to the ground will leave you breathless. It's underdog versus complete global domination in this epic second installment of the ABSOLUTE POWER saga!

BATMAN #151 (ABSOLUTE POWER)
DC Comics
(W) Chip Zdarsky, Tini Howard (A) Mike Hawthorne, Marianna Ignazzi (CA) Salvador Larroca
ABSOLUTE POWER TIE-IN! A device critical to Amanda Waller's plans is hidden on a remote, highly protected island. Batman can get there, but only one burglar has a chance of stealing the device and getting it off the island safely. But the device isn't what they expect, and getting off the island turns out to be the least of their problems! Plus: a backup story reveals the chaos unleashed in Gotham City when Arkham is unlocked and the Bat-family are nowhere to be found.

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #1 (OF 4)
DC Comics
(W) Leah Williams (A) Matteo Lolli (CA) Terry Dodson
When a violent and highly illegal energy drink-sponsored hunting operation threatens the lives of wildlife and the residents of Gotham City alike, the only ones fit to save the day are the criminal trio of Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn. Back together again for the first time in years. Sometimes the only way to fight bad is with even worse! With special appearances by White Rabbit, Punchline, and introducing the himbo cowboy henchmen sensation soon to be sweeping the nation known as The Nasty Boys! Get your chaps, spurs, and hats out cause it's hunting season! By the end of story you'll be covered in guts, goo, and grit! Featuring the talents of Leah Williams, Matteo Lolli, Daniel Hillyard, and more! If you're not chanting Hot tubs and headshots and hotties, oh my! by the end of this four-week-long series, you're doing it wrong!

MY ADVENTURES WITH SUPERMAN #3 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Josie Campbell (A) Pablo M. Collar (CA) Li Cree
With Clark Kent arrested by Team Seven, he'll need to figure out a way to use his powers and keep Amazo hidden, but will his identity as Superman be revealed in the process?!

BATMAN AND ROBIN AND HOWARD SUMMER BREAKDOWN #2 (OF 3)
DC Comics
(W/A/CA) Jeffrey Brown
With Talia al Ghul in town, Damian and Bruce both find themselves a little distracted...and his mom's determination that Damian join the League of Assassins isn't helping allay Damian's suspicions that she might be part of ReComplexTech's plot. So it's up to Howard to continue investigating the company and their plans for the recycling center with the help of the Hero Club! But does their involvement mean Damian has been sidelined from the mission?

BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES (2024) #8
DC Comics
(W) Sholly Fisch (A/CA) Erich Owen
Gotham's Finger Memorial Museum, home of giant appliances, giant games, and giant sports equipment, has been robbed...by giants! Are Batman and Scooby up to the challenge of tracking down the mythical robbers, and solving the (quite literally) biggest crime of their careers?

GUNSLINGER SPAWN #35
Image Comics
(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Von Randal
Javier has crossed another name off his list. Just when he thinks it's time to sit back and nurse his wounds for a bit, he receives a visitor. One that sets him on a new path. One where violence will follow in his wake.

SCARLETT #3 (OF 5)
mage Comics
(W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Marco Ferrari, Lee Loughridge
Scarlett has fought her way to the Arashikage’s final test—a death-defying mission that could change the Clan’s fortunes.
But where do Jinx’s loyalties truly lie?

AVENGERS #17 [DPWX]
Marvel
STORM JOINS THE AVENGERS! New arc starts here! Superstar artist Valerio Schiti (G.O.D.S.) takes the helm as series artist! In the aftermath of Blood Hunt and Fall of the House of X, where does that leave the Avengers? The team's roster won't be the only thing shaken up when a deadly threat sets its vengeful sights on Earth! PLUS: PART 6 OF DEADPOOL/WOLVERINE: WEAPON X-TRACTION!

BLOOD HUNTERS #1
Marvel
DAGGER! ELSA BLOODSTONE! WHITE WIDOW! HALLOWS' EVE! Marvel's newest team takes to the streets to clean up the aftermath of BLOOD HUNT - namely, hunting down the remaining vampires who threaten to spill innocent blood! Including the deadly super-vamps of the BLOODCOVEN! But when MILES MORALES, A.K.A. SPIDER-MAN, gets caught in the crosshairs…need we say it?! THERE WILL BE BLOOD! Don't miss the beginning of an epic new adventure!

FANTASTIC FOUR #23
Marvel
The world is recovering from Blood Hunt, and Johnny and Sue take Jo and Nicki to NYC for a bit of a break… …but when a cosmic incident from outer space threatens forty percent of the planet, the whole team is forced to meet in New York and get to the bottom of what's really going on! The Fantastic Four will need teamwork, cleverness and an old vehicle dug out of storage to save the world…plus some super-science! And that's before the aliens show up! Johnny Storm gets in over his head in this Johnny-narrated issue!

INCREDIBLE HULK #15
Marvel
THE ORIGIN OF EVIL! As Eldest's plans draw Hulk ever nearer to Las Vegas, she remembers a time thousands of years ago. The terrible empire she ruled then…until her fateful encounter with the first Hulk, ENKIDU, brought it all to ruin, making them enemies forever! Don't miss the ORIGIN OF ELDEST as the two-part story "Lament for a Fallen Crown" starts here!

SPIDER-MAN: BLACK SUIT & BLOOD #1
Marvel
"THE RUMORS ARE TRUE!" An all-star lineup of writers and artists assemble to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Spider-Man's iconic black costume, "black, white & blood" style! J.M. DeMatteis returns to the pages of "Kraven's Last Hunt" to tell a never-before-seen tale of Spidey's past! J. Michael Straczynski rips Peter Parker's (and the symbiote's) heart out! And Dustin Nguyen's stunning take on the wall-crawler will bring Spidey to uncharted heights against the backdrop of Dustin's groundbreaking visual style!

SPIDER-MAN: REIGN 2 #2
Marvel
Old Man Peter returns to the past! Can he save the future and, more importantly, Mary Jane? Not if MILES MORALES has anything to say about it. You don't want to miss the latest chapter of the most notorious Spidey story ever told!

STAR WARS: INQUISITORS #2
Marvel
DARTH VADER SENDS FIFTH BROTHER ON A MISSION TO KILL A JEDI LEGEND! The EMPEROR has had most of the JEDI exterminated after the events of ORDER 66! Some have escaped! THE INQUISITORS are charged with hunting the survivors down. But there is one, a knight named TENSU RUN, who is on DARTH VADER'S most-wanted list! Who is Tensu Run, and what threat does he pose to the DARK LORD?

THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MEN #6 [DPWX]
Marvel
The noose tied by Arcade, Mentallo and their mysterious benefactor tightens on our two Spider-Men! Things already looked bleak, and when you meet the newest Spider-Villain who makes their debut this issue? Well, we may have to turn our title from Spider-Men to Spider-Man. PLUS: PART 7 OF DEADPOOL/WOLVERINE: WEAPON X-TRACTION!

ULTIMATE BLACK PANTHER #7
Marvel
"WAR OF THE KINGDOMS" STARTS HERE! While T'Challa has sought to grow his power, so too have the forces of Moon Knight… And with access to a unique new resource, Ra and Khonshu are stronger than ever! How will Wakanda stand in its resistance against the kings of the Upper and Lower Kingdoms? And is T'Challa prepared to bear the consequences of tapping into such dangerous wells of power?

UNCANNY X-MEN #1
Marvel
PROFESSOR X...IS GONE! A core group of essential X-Men rise FROM THE ASHES to face a world without a home - and without Professor X! All bonds among the mutant community seem to be slipping away, and ROGUE reluctantly finds herself as the hero designated to bring them back together...but a fearless, malignant power is out there hunting mutants, and it has a terrible secret that may destroy what remains of the X-Men!

VENOM WAR #1 [VW]
Marvel
LAST VENOM STANDING! The Venom Symbiote has bonded with both Eddie Brock and his son Dylan at different points. Now both Brocks are going head-to-head, determined to be the one, true Venom! Father versus son in a showdown of showdowns that threatens to tear the world asunder! From heavyweight talent champions Al Ewing and Iban Coello comes a Battle for the 'Biote like you've never seen!

WOLVERINE: DEEP CUT #2
Marvel
LOGAN VS. THE MARAUDERS! WOLVERINE got the scent from SABRETOOTH's attack last issue, and it's led him back to some old enemies: THE MARAUDERS! But if LOGAN can survive against RIPTIDE, VERTIGO, SCRAMBLER, BLOCKBUSTER, PRISM and the rest, he will have to face a darker SECRET that will cut them all to the bone! At last - Chris Claremont reveals Wolverine's never-before-told mission before UNCANNY X-MEN #251 in this all-new series!

                         In store August 14:

ABSOLUTE POWER TASK FORCE VII #4 (OF 7)
DC Comics
(W) Pornsak Pichetshote (A) Claire Roe (CA) Pete Woods
Failsafe--the relentless android with all of Batman's skills and none of his morals--hunts Nightwing and his newest recruits in a chilling issue from acclaimed writer Pornsak Pichetshote (Infidel, The Sandman Universe: Dead Boy Detectives) and artist Claire Roe! On the run from Amanda Waller and her Amazo army, Dick Grayson is gathering heroes to bolster the growing resistance. But even his surprising new allies may not be enough to protect them from brutal consequences when Failsafe finds their hidden lair!

GREEN LANTERN #14  (ABSOLUTE POWER)
DC Comics
(W) Jeremy Adams, Marc Guggenheim (A) Fernando Pasarin, Darick Robertson (CA) Ariel Colon
ABSOLUTE POWER TIE-IN! Hal Jordan must don the weapons of DC's greatest villains to escape Amanda Waller's clutches and reconnect with the heroes who are set to strike back at this new Absolute Power! Meanwhile, Carol sets out on a mission to help others, learning what it means to be a hero along the way. PLUS: Witness the rise of the SHADOW LANTERNS in an all-new backup story by MARC GUGGENHEIM and DARICK ROBERTSON!

DC VS VAMPIRES WORLD WAR V #1 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A/CA) Otto Schmidt
THE SMASH-HIT SERIES RETURNS! It's the dead of winter, and any hope for a fragile truce between the Green Arrow-led human heroes and vampire queen Barbara Gordon's army has been dashed by Damian Wayne and his guerrilla fighters. He's the only one fighting back against the bloodthirsty hordes, leaving Green Arrow with a choice: Does he stand and fight or sacrifice the boy in the name of peace?

BATMAN GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT THE KRYPTONIAN AGE #3 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Andy Diggle (A/CA) Leandro Fernandez
Adam Strange's understanding of the ancient world is flipped upside down as he's saved by Diana of Themyscira! Batman searches for the jade ring of Jong Li and goes undercover to confront Selina Kyle for its whereabouts. Little do they know, it's halfway across the country, on board the same train as a young aerialist named Alan Scott!

BATMAN AND ROBIN #12
DC Comics
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Juan Ferreyra (CA) Simone Di Meo
Years ago, Bane killed Alfred Pennyworth right in front of Damian. And now, on Dinosaur Island, there is nothing stopping Robin from getting his revenge! Except his father, Batman! And the giant dinosaurs, of course.

ACTION COMICS #1068
DC Comics
(W) Gail Simone, Rainbow Rowell (A) Eddy Barrows, Danny Miki, Cian Tormey (CA) Eddy Barrows, Danny Miki
Things go COSMICALLY wrong as Superman finds himself the champion in a galactic battle between TWO alien empires! The entire EARTH is held hostage as Superman fights to save CONTINENTS from utter destruction! Loads of guest stars, but as you haven't seen them in a VERY LONG TIME! All this and LOTS MORE in part two of SUPERMAN AND THE CHALLENGE FROM THE STARS! Plus, Lois Lane, Editor-in-Chief, sidelines reporter Clark Kent. Will their marriage survive tough love?

FROM THE DC VAULT DEATH IN THE FAMILY ROBIN LIVES #2 (OF 4)
DC Comics
(W) JM DeMatteis (A/CA) Rick Leonardi
Over 30 years ago, history was made when fans voted to kill the second Robin, Jason Todd. Now, DC continues the alternate story of what would have happened if he had lived... Jason Todd, traumatized after The Joker's near-fatal attack, struggles to step back into Robin's shoes--while Batman questions the very need for a young partner by his side. Has Joker killed Robin after all? When tragedy strikes again in the form of the mind-bending Scarecrow, how do our heroes find their way back--especially with Copperhead on the loose and The Joker on the run?

KING SPAWN #37
Image Comics
(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Javi Fernandez (CA) Björn Barends
Spawn has the Vampire Lord Bludd in his sights. Unfortunately, over the past few months, Spawn has made quite a few new enemies, one of whom wants to have a word with Al Simmons!

TRANSFORMERS #11
Image Comics
(W) Daniel Warren Johnson (A) Jorge Corona, Mike Spicer (CA) Daniel Warren Johnson, Mike Spicer
Only Optimus Prime can save Earth and Cybertron.
But will all of the Autobots stand with him?

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: NIGHTWATCHER #1
IDW Publishing
After making a dark debut in the Free Comic Book Day special, fans have one burning question: Who is the Nightwatcher?
Violence and discrimination against mutants is running wild, and a new vigilante will rise up to combat it… but who is this fearsome armored fighter standing bravely against the criminals who wish to harm mutants?
From the brilliant mind of writer Juni Ba and astonishing artist Fero Pe comes an action-packed ongoing series that spins out of the pages of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES to delve into the grim reality of New York City after the Mutagen Bomb and unveil the secrets behind the mask.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #55
Marvel
The last arc nearly killed Spider-Man (others weren't so lucky). Peter hopes to take a breath but gets a new challenge to face in this, the 949th legacy issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! This is the last domino to fall as we head into our next big centennial!

IMMORTAL THOR #14
Marvel
ALL-FATHER VERSUS SKYFATHER IN A 775th ISSUE CLASH OF TITANS! Thor and Hercules were trapped in a realm of endless night...where Nyx and her children were at their full power. But there was a greater danger caged in this dark realm - Zeus, King of the Greek Gods! And when twin thunders met, could either survive? This is the story of the IMMORTAL THOR...and the second test of three.

MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #23
Marvel
THE VULTURE - OUT FOR BLOOD! MILES MORALES is SPIDER-MAN, complete with all of the uncanny abilities of a spider! Super-strength. Wall-crawling. Unquenchable thirst for blood?! While the VULTURE swoops in on Brooklyn, Miles' vampiric curse and thirst for blood grows stronger every second! He must find a cure. His mom, his dad, his sister - no one is safe. But…is he still one of the good guys? Can the heroes of NYC still trust a Spider-Man who must feed on the living?!

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #49
Marvel
"IMPERIAL SCHISM" NEARS ITS THRILLING CLIMAX! LUKE SKYWALKER faces the full might of the SCHISM IMPERIAL! SLY MOORE makes the biggest choice of her life! The M.A.R. Corps gains the upper hand! And DARTH VADER confronts the consequences of his ruthless quest for unlimited power!

ULTIMATES #3
Marvel
INTRODUCING…THE SHE-HULK! The Ultimates search for a means of destroying the Maker's most powerful pawn, the Hulk! And in the process they uncover an army of Hulks hidden away from the world… …with She-Hulk at the helm!

ULTRAMAN X THE AVENGERS #1
Marvel
THE GREATEST HERO OF JAPAN AND EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES JOIN FORCES FOR AN EPIC ADVENTURE! Spider-Man has disappeared from New York, an intergalactic invader has arrived on Ultraman's doorstep and the Kaiju of Earth are acting even more mysteriously than usual. This can only mean one thing: It's time for Ultraman to meet the Avengers! But what cosmic threat is great enough to require a team-up of Marvel's mightiest champions and Japan's greatest hero? Find out as Shin meets Sam, Spacium Ray meets Repulsor Ray and "THWIP!" meets "SHUWATCH!" - in the epic crossover event: ULTRAMAN x AVENGERS!

VENOM WAR: SPIDER-MAN #1 [VW]
Marvel
THE SPIDER-MAN IN BLACK! Eddie Brock wants the symbiote, Dylan Brock wants the symbiote…but they're forgetting about the first host to ever wear the black…PETER PARKER! That's right - Spider-Man is back in black again, and this time, he's liking how it fits him! Maybe the winner of the Venom War could be the OG!

WOLVERINE ANNUAL #1 [IW]
Marvel
"INFINITY WATCH" PART FIVE! WOLVERINE vs. INFINITY WATCH, and the whole world hangs in the balance! Logan's efforts to rescue a community from destruction are upended when the new Infinity Watch crashes into town! The claws come out to protect the innocents, but can even adamantium withstand the raw power of the INFINITY STONES? The best there is must summon the best he's got to survive! PLUS: Derek Landy and Sara Pichelli bring NICK FURY's investigation to a head as he closes in on the Death Stone bearer!

X-FACTOR #1
Marvel
FAME, FORTUNE, MUTANTS! From the ashes of Krakoa, a new mutant arms race sweeps the globe! International governments are building their own mutant armies. But only America's X-Factor has the most powerful, most patriotic, most marketable mutant heroes to stem the tide and make the world safe for democracy! Join Angel, Havok, Frenzy, Feral, Pyro and more as they go from one death-defying mission to another. Who will die? Who will fall in love? Who will be the first to sell out? Like, comment and subscribe to find out!

X-MEN #2 [DPWX]
Marvel
Invasion! The X-Men fly to the rescue of a mutant in crisis in San Francisco. The problem? Alien invaders seem to have a similar idea. Six X-Men vs. an invading alien fleet? Sounds about right. PLUS: THE CONCLUSION OF DEADPOOL/WOLVERINE: WEAPON X-TRACTION!

                        In store August 21:

SUPERMAN #17 (ABSOLUTE POWER)
DC Comics
(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Jamal Campbell
ABSOLUTE POWER TIE-IN! After the traumatic events of Absolute Power #2, Superman and Zatanna trek into the darkest areas of the DC Universe to find a way to stop Waller and her growing army. Powerless and without magic, are they willing to make a deal with a devil to save the world?

WONDER WOMAN #12 (ABSOLUTE POWER)
DC Comics
(W) Tom King (A) Tony S. Daniel, Belen Ortega (CA) Daniel Sampere
ABSOLUTE POWER TIE-IN! Meet the new dynamic duo! Wonder Woman teams up with the unlikeliest of allies, Robin, on a top secret mission to save their fellow heroes. Will Damian and Diana's quest to break into Waller's Gamorra supermax prison be a successful one? Or is it all part of a more elaborate trap for Wonder Woman and her new sidekick?

DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL ALLWINTER #2 (OF 6)
Retail: DC Comics
(W) Jay Kristoff, Tom Taylor (A) Tirso Cons, Riccardo Federici (CA) Tirso Cons
Deathstroke's past and present collide when he discovers the source of Vandar Savage's ire is being protected by Adeline, Deathstroke's wife. But what she has in her possession might be the only thing capable of stopping this endless winter for good. Crossing Vandar is dangerous enough, but their quest will barely have begun before tragedy strikes... Superstar writer Tom Taylor returns to the world of Dark Knights of Steel with artist Riccardo Federici to tell the story of an orphaned child...heir to the throne of Atlantis, Atlantis, whose arrival will signal prosperity...or terror!

BATMAN SUPERMAN WORLDS FINEST #30
DC Comics
(W) Mark Waid (A) Gleb Melnikov (CA) Dan Mora
Get ready to see the Trinity--Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman--take part in their first adventure as a trio!

GREEN LANTERN WAR JOURNAL #12
DC Comics
(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A/CA) Montos
IT HAS ALL LED TO THIS! As John Stewart and his allies fight to beat back an invasion by Olgrun and the Old Gods, John Henry and Natasha Irons and the sentient construct known as Ellie Stewart fight to save Shirley Stewart from the vengeance of Star Shroud...and the survival of METROPOLIS hangs in the balance! Can John Stewart make it back to Earth in time to save his mother and his city? And can the entire Stewart family and their allies survive such an onslaught? Characters die, and the status quo is changed forever in this FINAL CLIMACTIC ISSUE!

DESTRO #3 (OF 5)
Image Comics
(W) Dan Watters (A) Adriano Lucas, Andrea Milana (CA) Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas
Stranded in the mountains without any weapons, Destro must survive the Chameleon’s wrath. But who is the Chameleon? And why do they want Laird Destro dead?

STAR TREK #23
IDW Publishing
After defying the laws of physics to reach the Pleroma, Captain Sisko and the Theseus crew find themselves unwelcome. The gods want them home and warn that everyone will die if they don’t leave, but they’re too late and their worst fears just might come true. The new godkiller is on their doorsteps…and it’s none other than Lore!

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: BLACK, WHITE, AND GREEN #4
IDW Publishing
One last chance to experience the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in black and white with splashes of green, in four brand new standalone stories from comics’ top talent!
Patrick Gleason, Lee Garbett, and Erica Henderson join the lineup with their own writer-artist entries, including a TMNT-led tour of New York; and in Jeremy Holt and Sebastián Píriz's collaboration, Donatello flirts with immortality!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #259 FACSIMILE EDITION
Marvel
Continuing a Facsimile celebration of the early days of Spider-Man's black costume, which he has now discovered is really an alien symbiote intending to bond with him forever! With a little help from the Fantastic Four, Peter Parker has been separated from the suit and is now back in the ol' red-and-blues as he hunts for the Hobgoblin. But it's out of costume where the real revelations await: Mary Jane Watson has known Peter's dual identity for years, and now it's time for her to share her own secrets with him! Meanwhile, Reed Richards continues to study the symbiote - which may be more intelligent than even he realizes! It's one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1984) #259.

FANTASTIC FOUR #24
Marvel
Earth is being invaded by subatomic particles from the other side of the universe - but what terrible secret do they hold inside? As Mr. Fantastic discovers the horrifying truth, he finds out something worse: There're some things in the universe that even he and his family's powers can't stop! And when everyone in the Baxter Building is close to being overwhelmed, a voyage to the end of time and space may well be Mr. Fantastic's only option! Voyage from the subatomic to the intergalactic in this Reed-narrated issue!

GET FURY #4
Marvel
Frank Castle begins the suicide mission to rescue Nick Fury. But if you know Frank Castle, he's not usually the one who ends up dead in an impossible situation. The C.I.A., however, don't quite understand Castle's capabilities and employ drastic measures to ensure that Castle and Fury don't leave Hanoi alive.

GIANT-SIZE THOR #1
Marvel
A GIANT-SIZE THOR SPECTACULAR - GUEST-STARRING HERCULES! Thor All-Father and Hercules, God of Heroes, had joined forces many times, as fast friends and fierce rivals...but never before like this. For in the farthest reaches of space, the Deific Duo faced the greatest and most terrifying war machine ever created...and it bore the Thunderer's face. This is the story...of the GIANT-SIZE THOR! ALSO: Reprinting Bob Harras and Jackson Guice's THOR #365 - a Thor and Hercules tale told by the only real authority on such things: Hercules himself!

INCREDIBLE HULK #16
Marvel
THE FIRST HULK VS. ELDEST! In the conclusion of "Lament for a Fallen Crown," the first Hulk, ENKIDU, brings Eldest's empire of monsters crashing down! But he's met his match in ELDEST, the first and most powerful of Earth's ancient demigods. Can Eldest use Enkidu's flesh to finally open the Mother of Horrors' Divine Prison…or will the power of the GREEN DOOR be too much even for her? Eldest's plans and the story of Enkidu are laid bare in this shocking conclusion!

MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1
Marvel
¡Vamos a San Juan! Miles Morales and the fam are headed on a family vacation to San Juan, Puerto Rico! But his mom, Rio, has relatives Miles has never met - relatives with secrets that could turn Spidey's world upside down!

PHOENIX #2
Marvel
JEAN GREY is dedicated to protecting innocents in deep space! Yes, space is vaster than imagination, greater and darker than the mind can comprehend - and yet, not big enough to stop family from dropping by without warning… But that's how it goes when your father-in-law is CORSAIR of the STARJAMMERS! Leaving the pirate life behind, he's got the inside line on huge news, and PHOENIX is the only one who can act to save untold lives - that is, if she can believe he's telling the truth…

PREDATOR VS. BLACK PANTHER #1
Marvel
WAKANDA…IS PREY? You saw the Marvel Universe's most tenacious mutant go up against one of the greatest killing machines in history in PREDATOR VS. WOLVERINE - and survive. Now the planet Earth lives on in Predator lore…a planet full of the most exhilarating prey they could imagine! And the strongest weapons in the Multiverse are in their sights. When a young Predator with something to prove comes for Wakanda's vibranium, the Black Panther faces an enemy whose resources rival those of his great nation. Who will prove stronger? Benjamin Percy teams up with Stormbreaker artist Chris Allen to pit king against king in a bloody new series!

STAR WARS #49
Marvel
DIRE CIRCUMSTANCES FOR LEIA AND THE REBEL ALLIANCE! The last remnants of ALDERAAN have come under threat from an old enemy! LUKE SKYWALKER and LEIA ORGANA could save these few survivors of the destroyed planet, but the Princess of Alderaan must choose between her people...and the REBEL ALLIANCE itself!

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #8
Marvel
KINGPIN'S SINISTER SIX! Kingpin gathers a team to deal with his masked-vigilante problem… But a group of super villains isn't the only challenge Spider-Man will face! Meanwhile, Green Goblin joins forces with…Doc Ock?

VENOM WAR: CARNAGE #1 [VW]
Marvel
You can't have a war without CARNAGE! As Dylan and Meridius rally their troops, Carnage has plans of his own. Could they involve the new deadly-to-symbiotes weapon he discovered in CARNAGE #8? And whose side will he ultimately be on? Writer Torunn Grønbekk and artist PERE PÉREZZ bring you a new series that's just as blood soaked as you would hope!

WOLVERINE: REVENGE #1
Marvel
HICKMAN AND CAPULLO JOIN FORCES FOR A WOLVERINE EPIC LIKE NO OTHER! Greg Capullo makes his grand return to Marvel Comics storytelling as he and Jonathan Hickman pit WOLVERINE against a cadre of foes who will turn his world upside down! He's been beaten! He's been bloodied! And LOGAN only has one thought on his mind: REVENGE! Don't miss this prestige miniseries, set to become one of the defining tales in Wolverine's storied legend!

                       In store August 28:

ABSOLUTE POWER TASK FORCE VII #5 (OF 7)
DC Comics
(W) Alex Paknadel (A/CA) Pete Woods
Barry Allen is the lone speedster to still have his powers, staying barely a step ahead of the Flash-themed Amazo, VELOCITY, now powered by the speed of the rest of the Flash Family. While Barry must keep moving to avoid capture, he's also working as a one-man communications network for the remaining free heroes. Can Barry continue to aid the Resistance, or has time run out for the Flash?

ABSOLUTE POWER ORIGINS #2 (OF 3)
DC Comics
(W) John Ridley (A) Alitha Martinez, Norm Rapmund (CA) Edwin Galmon
Amanda Waller has suffered immeasurable loss...and the loss of her humanity along with it. Now, after having blazed her own trail into Washington politics, the Wall launches the new phase of her career: TASK FORCE X. Witness the rise of one of the deadliest teams ever to roam the DC universe and a shocking revelation that will make history in part two of Absolute Power: Origins. Brought to you by John Ridley and Alitha Martinez!

ZERO HOUR 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
(W) Dan Jurgens, Ron Marz (A) Various (CA) Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway
RELIVE THE LANDMARK EVENT SERIES WITH AN OVERSIZED ISSUE! Art by Dan Jurgens, Darryl Banks, Jerry Ordway, Paul Pelletier, Kelley Jones and More! 30 years ago, one of the DCU's brightest heroes fell from grace, driven over the edge by his failure to save Coast City and millions of people. In the famed EMERALD TWILIGHT storyline, Hal Jordan became PARALLAX in the wake of Coast City being annihilated. After that, he almost succeeded in refashioning the entire timeline and resetting reality to restore his home in the ZERO HOUR event. Luckily, the heroes prevailed and destroyed this villain and timeline for good...or so we thought. Green Lantern Kyle Rayner is about to discover Hal and his vision have survived, and they're willing to do whatever it takes to make sure their world prevails! Writers Dan Jurgens and Ron Marz return to the world of Zero Hour with an art team comprised of all-star DC talent to celebrate this landmark anniversary. What repercussions will their story today have for those of tomorrow? Find out in this oversized special packed with action and your favorites from the '90s!

DETECTIVE COMICS #1088
DC Comics
(W) Ram V., Dan Watters (A) Guillem March, TK (CA) Evan Cagle
Chaos against order. Good against evil. The Dark Knight against...everything. The end is nigh, and nothing can prepare you for what's to come in the penultimate chapter of Ram V's gothic opera.

BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #16
DC Comics
(W) Tim Seeley, Torunn Gronbekk, Alex Segura (A) Kelley Jones, Fernando Pasarin, Andy MacDonald (CA) Simone Di Meo
Nightwing and Deadman come face-to-face with the sinister Unfallen in the final chapter of Tim Seeley and Kelley Jones's terrifying team-up! Lois Lane finds herself in the midst of a deadly conspiracy! And the Question desperately searches for answers about the strange villain menacing her life!

BATMAN OFF-WORLD #6 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza
Batman is ready to return to Gotham City to apply all that he's learned from his unbelievable adventure in the farthest reaches of the cosmos--but unfortunately, the Blakksun Twins still have one last lesson for him...a lesson in exploring the final frontiers of pain! It's the brutal, surprising finale to Jason Aaron and Doug Mahnke's Batman epic!

BATMAN DARK AGE #5 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Michael Allred
RA'S AL GHUL HAS COME FOR GOTHAM! When Bruce's former mentor becomes his greatest enemy, he is forced to recruit some of the unlikeliest allies out there... the Rogues Gallery! Will their team-up be enough to save this city on the brink of destruction?

TRANSFORMERS #1 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION (ONE SHOT)
Image Comics
(W) Ralph Macchio, Bill Mantlo (A) Nelson Yomtov, Kim Demulder, Frank Springer (CA) Bill Sienkiewicz
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the TRANSFORMERS with a new printing of the comic book that started it all!
The Autobots and Decepticons have brought their conflict to Earth—and the world will never be the same again!
This issue will be printed on newsprint and will feature an all-new variant cover celebrating the history of the TRANSFORMERS!

SPAWN SCORCHED #33
Image Comics
(W) John Layman (A) Stephen Segovia (CA) Don Aguillo
Bishop and Jessica Priest find themselves forced to work together on a mission. The last time this happened, one of them ended up dead. Is the past about to repeat itself?

SPAWN #357
Image Comics
(W) Rory McConville (A) Brett Booth (CA) Marcial Toledano Vargas
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. That's how the old saying goes. Al doesn't typically like working with a partner, especially one that may have ties to Heaven and Hell. But she still seems to have her powers for some reason, and Al is determined to find out why..

GODZILLA VS. THE MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS II #5
IDW Publishing
This is it! The final battle between Godzilla, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and theterrifying combined forces of Rita and Astronema! And the fate of the multiverse hangs in thebalance! But can the Teenagers with Attitude and the King of the Monsters stand a chance against the Kaiju Psycho Rangers now that they’ve absorbed the powers of Destoroyah, Megalon, King Ghidorah, SpaceGodzilla, and Gigan?

STAR TREK: DEFIANT #18
IDW Publishing
With Spock rotting in a Romulan cell aboard Sela’s ship, the rest of the Defiant crew readies the farmers of Antara for an invasion by General Revo and his relentless Romulan army. This leaves Worf, B’Elanna, and Ro with two crewmates down, and despite how hopeful the planet’s population is, what are three failed Starfleet officers and lowly resistance fighters to a heavily armed and technologically advanced Romulan strike team?

ALIENS VS. AVENGERS #1
Marvel
ALIENS AND AVENGERS FACE OFF! It's all led to this: Xenomorphs reach Earth! The perfect organism meets a planet of superhumans. Who will be first to fall? Legendary collaborators Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribić cut loose in this four-part epic unmissable for Marvel and Alien fans alike!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #56
Marvel
TOMBSTONE RETURNS IN A SPECIAL OVERSIZED LEGACY #950! The newst Kingpin of Crime will show his power to the other gangs of New York City by publicly killing Spider-Man. And of course the easiest way to get to Spidey is to kidnap…PETER PARKER?! On top of our oversized main adventure, this issue includes some new instant classic stories!

CAPTAIN AMERICA #12
Marvel
Death has come to Earth - and intends to take humanity off the playing field. Captain America has assembled the change agents who can save everyone, but is it too little, too late?

CHASM: CURSE OF KAINE #1
Marvel
BATTLE OF THE CLONES! Kaine Parker is on a mission to track down his fellow clone Ben Reilly. But has becoming Chasm made Ben beyond saving? Or is there an even more menacing presence pulling his strings?

DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #1
Marvel
WOLVERINE! CRYSTAR! MAJOR X! GHOST-SPIDER! HULK! ROB LIEFELD RETURNS TO DEADPOOL WITH THE ULTIMATE TEAM-UP BOOK! When you need some hired hands, DEADPOOL is your man! But when the Merc with a Mouth needs assistance, he's got friends (and frenemies) from across the Marvel Universe! Rob Liefeld weaves an epic tale bringing Wade Wilson together with MAJOR X, CRYSTAR, GHOST-SPIDER, WOLVERINE and the INCREDIBLE HULK for the first time, as the return of a LOST MARVEL COMICS CHARACTER necessitates the ultimate team-up mission!

INCREDIBLE HULK ANNUAL #1 [IW]
Marvel
"INFINITY WATCH" PART SIX! The Mad Titan THANOS carves a path of destruction to his next doomed target - the current bearer of the MIND STONE! But there's a very big, very green and very, very, VERY angry Hulk standing in Thanos' way. Introducing the master of the Mind Stone - WORLDMIND!

MARVEL 85TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Marvel
CELEBRATE MARVEL'S 50,000TH COMIC-BOOK RELEASE! In the far future of the year 50,000, the exploits of the heroes of the Marvel Age are the stuff of legend, half remembered but still celebrated! Come with us now on a tour of the greatest museum in all the cosmos, in which the few surviving relics of those bygone days have been assembled. Each piece tells a unique story - about the Contest of Champions and how it wrought an end to the Age of Heroes, about the greatest triumph of Ms. Marvel and the final, secret exploit of Excalibur! And more! Marvel's greatest storytellers gather to commemorate the whole of Marvel history in a once-in-a-lifetime celebration!

STAR WARS: AHSOKA #2
Marvel
TOIL AND TROUBLE! AHSOKA and GENERAL HERA SYNDULLA travel to NEW REPUBLIC shipyards and make an unexpected discovery. The adaptation of the hit Disney+ series continues!

ULTIMATE X-MEN #6
Marvel
THE ACTION-PACKED FINALE OF THE FIRST ARC! Armor, Maystorm and the rest of the team hunt down the mysterious shadow! But is this group of scrappy teens prepared to face true darkness? And don't miss the reveal of the final member of the group on the last page!

VENOM WAR: ZOMBIOTES #1 [VW]
Marvel
DEAD OR ALIVE? OR BOTH? As the two Venoms face off, a darker strain of symbiote has slithered across New York City…one that can reanimate the dead and turn the living into an engine of mindless hunger with just one bite! That's right - zombie symbiotes making symbiote zombies! And you thought they liked eating brains before!

X-FORCE #2
Marvel
WARFARE IN WAKANDA! FORGE leads X-FORCE in their new, custom BLACKBIRD to the next world fracture in WAKANDA. But as the ground literally changes under their feet, the team will have to stop…the BLACK PANTHER?! That can't be right, can it?! And what secret is bubbling under the surface that just might tear the X-Force team asunder? The new X-FORCE ongoing hits its stride in this issue - don't miss jumping on early!

X-MEN #3
Marvel
SCOTT SUMMERS VS. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! How did the X-Men come to possess their HQ, the Factory, and how difficult a position does that put them in? As Cyclops meets the implacable Agent Lundqvist, the X-Men come to find that their new home may not be as secure as they had thought...

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