ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #2 (OF 4) AC MARVEL COMICS (W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Ryan Stegman • After the terrifying conclusion of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #1, a new player is on the board, and it's NOT who you'd expect! • Barely able to escape with their lives, SPIDER-MAN and VENOM have no choice but to drag a slew of other heroes into Carnage's crosshairs. • Worse yet, Carnage's rampage through New York City claims an unexpected piece of collateral damage...and there's NOTHING Venom or anyone can do to stop it! Rated T+
ABSOLUTE CARNAGE LETHAL PROTECTORS #1 (OF 3) AC MARVEL COMICS (W) Frank Tieri (A) Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque (CA) Bengal THE CULT OF CARNAGE COMES TO NEW YORK CITY! When he was last seen, John Jameson was being recovered from the scene of a massacre in Doverton, Colorado, by Misty Knight. Since then, they've both been MIA. So how, then, are they the only two people poised to prevent chaos as a mysterious foe of Spider-Man's is RESURRECTED in the basements of RAVENCROFT INSTITUTE FOR THE CRIMINALLY INSANE?! Rated T+
HOUSE OF X #3 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Pepe Larraz Learn the truth about one of the X-Men's closest allies...and then begin the fight for the future of mutantkind! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (AVENGERS, SECRET WARS, FANTASTIC FOUR) continues reshaping the X-Men's world with Marvel Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS)! Rated T+
MARVEL COMICS #1000 MARVEL COMICS (W/A/CA) Various THE GREATEST TALENT EVER ASSEMBLED FOR ONE STORY! THIS IS THE BIG ONE! In celebration of Marvel's 80th Anniversary, we have gathered together the greatest array of talent ever to be assembled between the covers of a single comic book! Names from the past, from the present, and even the future! Every page is filled with all-new work from this cavalcade of comic book luminaries! There is a mystery that threads throughout the Marvel Universe - one that has its origins in MARVEL COMICS #1 and which unites a disparate array of heroes and villains throughout the decades! What is the Eternity Mask, and who is responsible for the conspiracy to keep it hidden? And what new player will make their startling debut as these secrets are peeled away? Featuring the entirety of the Marvel Universe of characters! Rated T PERFECTBOUND FORMAT!
THANOS #5 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Tini Howard (A) Ariel Olivetti (CA) Jeff Dekal • Mutiny aboard Zero Sanctuary! • As Butcher Squadron launches a rebellion against the Mad Titan, will Thanos be able to quell their revolt? • Or will he have to turn their space station into a bloodbath in order to hold onto power? Parental Advisory
BATMAN SUPERMAN #1 DC COMICS (W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) David Marquez Up in the sky, in the dark of the night, trust no one-for the Secret Six walk among us. Spinning out of the devastating events of the Batman Who Laughs, Superman and Batman are together once more in an all-new monthly series-and they're facing a terrifying new threat that could strike from anywhere. The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel must journey into the depths of Gotham City to learn which of their fellow heroes has been transformed into the horrifying horseman of their most dangerous and deranged foe ever. Our heroes will need to fight to survive, but an even more dangerous question lurks in the shadows: Can Superman and Batman even trust each other?
BATMAN CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT #2 (OF 8) DC COMICS (W/A/CA) Sean Murphy The Joker's plan is in full swing-with a single devastating secret and his puppet strings controlling the elites, the Clown Prince and his new recruit, Azrael, are ready to eliminate Batman and obliterate the Wayne family's legacy. With Gotham City's identity and institutions hanging in the balance, Gordon makes a surprising public announcement-but The Joker's response will send the Bat-family and the GTO spiraling.
BUFFY VAMPIRE SLAYER CHOSEN ONES #1 BOOM! STUDIOS (W) Celia Lowenthal, Mairghread Scott (A) Celia Lowenthal (CA) Evan Cagle * The First Appearance of The Greatest Slayers in History! * Journey back in time and witness the stories of some of the Slayers from all over the globe. Watch the birth of the Sunnydale Hellmouth-an event that will lead to repercussions across the globe... and into the present day. A can't miss for current Buffy readers and new fans alike! * The Slayers first seen on variant covers of Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1-4 make their first full length debuts right here!
TMNT ONGOING #97 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (A) Michael Dialynas (CA) Dave Wachter City at War, Part 5. With enemies victorious on all sides and allies in short supply, the TMNT are at their lowest point. Yet as the TMNT start to blame themselves, a greater threat looms ever closer...
Don't miss the earth-shaking lead up to TMNT #100!
TRANSFORMERS #11 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Brian Ruckley (A) Andrew Griffith, Bethany McGuire-Smith (CA) James Raiz Chromia and Windblade raid a Rise base in search for clues about the identity of Brainstorm's murderer, only to be discovered-and the Rise isn't happy. Meanwhile, Bumblebee sees his first bit of action as the Ascenticon Guard is called to defend a building under siege!
As questions are answered, more mysteries abound! Who commands the Rise?
ABSOLUTE CARNAGE VS DEADPOOL #1 (OF 3) AC MARVEL COMICS (W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Marcelo Ferreira (CA) Tyler Kirkham LET'S GET CRAZY! • At long last, Deadpool is ready to get his head straight and checks himself into Ravencroft Institute. • Unfortunately, there's another new arrival: CARNAGE! But I don't think he's here for a group therapy session... • Madness and mayhem abound in the can't-miss showdown of the year! Parental Advisory
HISTORY OF MARVEL UNIVERSE #2 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Mark Waid (A) Javier Rodriguez (CA) Steve McNiven From the dawn of the 20th century to the first meeting of Mr. Fantastic and Doctor Doom, learn the secrets of Marvel's history! Who was John Steele? Which Western gunslinger helped inspire the first Heroic Age? All this and more - revealed! Rated T
POWERS OF X #3 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) R. B. Silva As Xavier sows the seeds of the past, the X-Men's future blossoms into trouble for all mutantdom. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (NEW AVENGERS, INFINITY, FF) continues reshaping the X-Men's past, present and future with breakout artist R.B. Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN)! Rated T+
SPIDER-MAN CITY AT WAR #6 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum (A) Michele Bandini (CA) Clayton Crain SPIDER-MAN VS. DOC OCK - THE FINAL SHOWDOWN! • SPIDER-MAN faces his emotionally and physically devastating Boss Battle as the student faces his former teacher, DOCTOR OCTOPUS! • Even equipped with his new ANTI-OCK suit, will the wall-crawler have what it takes to stop his former mentor's mad scheme? • And with the lives of NORMAN OSBORN, MARY JANE WATSON and Peter's AUNT MAY on the line, will he be able to save them all? • PLUS: Another behind-the-scenes look at the blockbuster video game! Rated T
BLACK MASK YEAR OF THE VILLAIN #1 DC COMICS (W) Tom Taylor (A) Cully Hamner (CA) Mitch Gerads Black Mask was one of Gotham City's most ruthless crime lords. He had money, power and respect. But after months in the Teen Titans' secret prison, Roman Sionis is finally free. Given a new purpose and new abilities thanks to Lex Luthor's offer, he's found a new racket. Corporate crime not only pays better, but it's far less dangerous. At least until Batwoman discovers what he's up to and plans to put an end to Black Mask's latest power grab. Is Black Mask the same crime boss he's always been, or has time and a new approach made him something far more unstoppable than he's ever been?
BATMAN #77 YOTV DARK GIFTS DC COMICS (W) Tom King (A/CA) Tony S. Daniel "City of Bane" continues! The last of the independent villains are on the run, leaving Gotham City entirely to Bane and his cronies-including Flashpoint Batman and Gotham Girl! Though this means a semblance of peace on the streets, the iron grip of tyranny is squeezing all life out of Gotham. And with Bane's machinations keeping other heroes out, the city really needs the Batman to return. Is Bruce Wayne ready to face his toughest foes yet...his father and the man who broke his back?
WONDER WOMAN COME BACK TO ME #2 (OF 6) DC COMICS (W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Chad Hardin, Tom Derenick (CA) Amanda Conner Available to comics shops for the first time! Wonder Woman continues to search for Steve Trevor on a strange island in the Bermuda Triangle. But she and Etta Candy are in for more than their share of surprises, including bugs the size of horses, robotic soldiers and-Jonah Hex?! These stories were originally published in JUSTICE LEAGUE GIANT #5 and 6.
TMNT RISE OF TMNT SOUND OFF #2 (OF 3) IDW PUBLISHING (W) Matthew K. Manning (A/CA) Chad Thomas The TMNT have been bested by their new sound-controlling enemies! Meanwhile, April struggles to cope with the unorthodox public speaking tips of Splinter!
TRANSFORMERS 84 #0 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Simon Furman (A/CA) Guido Guidi An all-new prequel to the original 1984 Transformers #1! Celebrating 35 years of Transformers!
War has gripped the planet Cybertron, but an even deadlier threat looms-an asteroid belt powerful enough to destroy the metal world unless Autobot Field Commander Optimus Prime and his heroic recruits can clear a path for the planet. But what other motivations does Prime have for this mission? And how does it tie to a secret on Earth in the eleventh century?
Celebrating 35 years of TRANSFORMERS! Reuniting the Transformers: Regeneration One team of Simon Furman and Guido Guidi!
ABSOLUTE CARNAGE SCREAM #1 (OF 3) AC MARVEL COMICS (W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Gerardo Sandoval THE RETURN OF A CLASSIC SYMBIOTE...AND IT'LL BE A SCREAM! Years ago, Patricia Robertson was unwillingly bonded to the clone of Venom that eventually became Mania, and she's been living in fear of symbiotes ever since. But she's also been living with a secret, and with the coming of Carnage, Patricia must take a stand - and will have no choice but to confront her demons head-on! Rated T+
ABSOLUTE CARNAGE SEPARATION ANXIETY #1 AC MARVEL COMICS (W) Clay Chapman (A) Brian Level (CA) Philip Tan HELLISH HORROR IN THE MIGHTY MARVEL MANNER! Since the conclusion of DEADPOOL VS. CARNAGE, four of the five LIFE FOUNDATION SYMBIOTES - Riot, Phage, Agony and Lasher - have been bonded to a stray dog, wandering the Midwest. But as Carnage descends on New York, its siblings will find it impossible to resist the siren song of KNULL... Rated T+
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #27 MARVEL COMICS (W) Nick Spencer (A) Kev Walker (CA) Ryan Ottley • There is a new Sinister Syndicate! • Beetle, Electro, Lady Octopus, Scorpia and White Rabbit have come together for one reason: TO HUNT BOOMERANG! • Spidey knew having Boomerang as a roommate would come back to bite him, but not like this. Rated T
POWERS OF X #2 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) R. B. Silva As Xavier sows the seeds of the past, the X-Men's future blossoms into trouble for all mutantdom. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (NEW AVENGERS, INFINITY, FF) continues reshaping the X-Men's past, present and future with breakout artist R.B. Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN)! Rated T+
SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #5 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Peter David (A/CA) Greg Land • The culmination of Peter David and Greg Land's blockbuster series! • MYSTERIO makes his final play for the symbiote! • And is this the beginning of the end for Spidey and BLACK CAT? Rated T
STAR WARS TARGET VADER #2 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Robbie Thompson (A) Stefano Landini (CA) Nic Klein THE HUNTER BECOMES THE HUNTED! • VALANCE and DENGAR track DARTH VADER while also seeking out the perfect weapon to kill the SITH LORD... • ...which they'll need as Vader turns the tables on the hunters and corners them! • And both hunter and hunted uncover dark secrets behind the criminal syndicate known only as THE HIDDEN HAND. Rated T
DETECTIVE COMICS #1009 YOTV DARK GIFTS DC COMICS (W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Christian Duce (CA) Doug Mahnke "Take Your Shot" begins! Deadshot has returned to Gotham City following a long stint with the Suicide Squad, and Batman fears that without the oversight of AmandaWaller, Floyd Lawton will go back to his old ways. Meanwhile, after taking Lex Luthor's offer, Mr. Freeze begins taking action to get exactly what he wants and killing anyone who stands in his way.
EVENT LEVIATHAN #3 (OF 6) DC COMICS (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Alex Maleev From the award-winning team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev, it's DC's biggest whodunit in years! The world's greatest detectives-Batman, Green Arrow, Lois Lane, Plastic Man, the Question and Martian Manhunter-have gathered to solve the mystery behind the true identity of Leviathan's leaders and the destruction of the world's top intelligence agencies! Red Hood is their leading suspect-and he is on the loose! Plus, the Silencer takes her shot! This mystery will unleash a new evil on the DC Universe!
SUPERGIRL #33 YOTV DARK GIFTS DC COMICS (W) Marc Andreyko (A) Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira (CA) Eduardo Pansica After a year in space solving the mystery of Krypton's demise, Supergirl returns to Earth to discover that everything she knew as Kara Danvers is gone! Plus, the usurper Brainiac-1 has set his sights on the unsuspecting Girl of Steel-and his plans are far from benevolent!
SUPERMAN #14 YOTV DARK GIFTS DC COMICS (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis Lex Luthor is back in Metropolis--and he's ready to wreak havoc! First stop, the most dangerous woman in the DC Universe: Lois Lane! Alone, her family a galaxy away, will Lois be tempted by Apex Lex's offer? What does Lex have that this reporter can't turn away from? Don't miss this shocking new twist in the Superman mythos!
ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #1 (OF 4) AC MARVEL COMICS (W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Ryan Stegman After turning Venom's world upside down a year ago, DONNY CATES and RYAN STEGMAN are about to put the Sinister Symbiote through hell again, only this time CARNAGE has come calling, and everyone who's ever worn a symbiote is dead in his sights! He's skirted the periphery of the Marvel Universe for months, but Cletus Kasady at last stands poised to make his grand return to New York in a blistering 60-PAGE story... and he wants to paint the town red! Rated T+
HOUSE OF X #2 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Pepe Larraz Learn the truth about one of the X-Men's closest allies...and then begin the fight for the future of mutantkind! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (AVENGERS, SECRET WARS, FANTASTIC FOUR) continues reshaping the X-Men's world with Marvel Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS)! Rated T+
DEAD MAN LOGAN #10 (OF 12) MARVEL COMICS (W) Ed Brisson (A) Mike Henderson (CA) Declan Shalvey TEN DEGREES OF EVISCERATION! Logan's oldest foe is back from the shallow graves Logan put him in! And he aims to repay Logan in kind... Parental Advisory
BATMAN #76 YOTV DARK GIFTS DC COMICS (W) Tom King (A/CA) Tony S. Daniel "City of Bane" continues! Bane has taken over Gotham City, and Batman is nowhere to be found. At least, not a Batman anyone recognizes. Flashpoint Batman is now patrolling the city, dispensing a violent brand of justice and taking out rogue villains who haven't yet signed on with Bane. It's all building to a rebellion among the bad guys who don't want to play along- and distrust in those who do! Meanwhile, a surprising ally has come to Bruce Wayne's aid, nursing him back to health so that he can get back to his city.
BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III #4 (OF 6) DC COMICS (W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Freddie Williams II Batman and the Turtles grapple with the laws of Krang's combined universe, desperate to return their two worlds to their original states. But there are some who do not want things set right. In this reality, the Laughing Man runs the Smile Clan, the most dangerous criminal organization ever to strike New Gotham City-and that's how he wants things to stay! He'll kill anyone who gets in his way...even the Shredder!
DCEASED #4 (OF 6) DC COMICS (W) Tom Taylor (A) Trevor Hairsine, Stefano Guadiano (CA) Andy Kubert The Daily Planet has become a beacon of hope for the living as the Anti-Life Equation sweeps the planet. What's left of the Justice League have begun to gather there, bringing survivors and family alike. But the city is being overrun with infected humans...and superhumans! The war for Metropolis begins!
SUPERMAN UP IN THE SKY #2 (OF 6) DC COMICS (W) Tom King (A) Sandra Hope, Andy Kubert (CA) Andy Kubert Available to comics shops for the first time! En route to Rann, Superman must face an intergalactic pugilist in an epic boxing match, then save an alien family from certain doom-if they can help him first! These stories were originally published in SUPERMAN GIANT #5 and 6.
TRANSFORMERS #10 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Brian Ruckley (A) Cachet Whitman, Bethany McGuire-Smith (CA) Thomas Deer Fear spreads through Cybertron, leading more and more citizens into the waiting arms of the Ascenticon movement-making Bumblebee's new job as part of the Guard much more difficult. Meanwhile, Chromia and Windblade follow-up on a lead, but digging up the dirt will put them face-to-face with a new foe... Transformers-now shipping twice-monthly! All your favorite Transformers characters as you've never seen them before!
TRANSFORMERS GHOSTBUSTERS #3 (OF 5) IDW PUBLISHING (W) Erik Burnham (A) Dan Schoening (CA) Nick Roche "GHOSTS OF CYBERTRON", PART 3! The 35th anniversary meeting between Transformers and Ghostbusters continues! Ectotron came to Earth and found a situation far more complicated than he was expecting, which means Optimus Prime is going to need to be brought into the picture. But until Optimus can arrive, Ectotron takes the opportunity to join the Ghostbusters on a case and observe the paranormal. And don't forget about the ghost of Starscream!
Prime gets slimed! Featuring a brand-new Autobot-Ectotron-and other crossover surprises! Written and illustrated by the long-time fan-favorite Ghostbusters creative team of Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Luis Antonio Delgado! Five action-packed interconnecting covers from series artist Dan Schoening! The series will also include covers from superstar artists like Nick Roche, Alex Milne, Paulina Ganucheau, Priscilla Tramontano, and more!
AVENGERS #22 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Stefano Caselli THE CHALLENGE OF THE GHOST RIDERS STARTS HERE! Robbie Reyes wants to get rid of the flame-headed monster inside him. So it's time to do the common sense thing: perform an exorcism on his car. Only problem is, Johnny Blaze, the king of Hell, has some plans of his own for the newest Ghost Rider and his Avengers friends. Rated T+
THANOS #4 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Tini Howard (A) Ariel Olivetti (CA) Jeff Dekal Gamora is coming into her own, but as the bond between her and Thanos continues to grow, so does the unrest among the proto-Black Order... Now, with the threat of mutiny brewing underfoot, Thanos will do anything to keep his power - no matter the cost. Parental Advisory
STAR WARS AOR SPECIAL #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Tom Taylor & Various (A) Elsa Charretier, More (CA) Phil Noto A ONE-SHOT SPECIAL FEATURING YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS FROM THE NEW STAR WARS TRILOGY! Star Wars fans first met Resistance leader and confidante of Leia Organa VICE ADMIRAL AMILYN HOLDO at the end of her story in 2017's The Last Jedi-now, witness her triumphant beginning! This July, Hugo Award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson (MS. MARVEL) explores a pivotal conflict in Holdo's early career that will start the young woman down the path to heroic infamy for the rebellion! With her ship at the mercy of a dangerous enemy, it's up to Holdo to outsmart their foe and win the confidence of her compatriots in the process. With art by Elsa Charratier! The infamous "pirate queen" of Takodana, MAZ KANATA, thought she'd seen everything in her thousand-plus years of running a bar and hiring smugglers. But it turns out that the criminal underworld is always full of new surprises...especially when she hires HAN SOLO and CHEWBACCA for a job! Story by Tom Taylor (AGE OF RESISTANCE)! o And Poe Dameron's loyal companion, the astromech droid BB-8, just can't seem to stay out of trouble. His missions always seem to escalate into a full-blown adventures! And if it means a win for his friends and the heroic Resistance freedom-fighters the little droid will stop at nothing to get the job done! Story by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS! Rated T
GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #1 DC COMICS (W) Grant Morrison (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli (CA) Guillem March A Green Lantern tradition is reborn when the annual Jordan family reunion takes a turn for the bizarre, leaving Hal and his nearest and dearest on the front line of a terrifying invasion from an impossible reality that's closer than you think! There's only one way for intergalactic lawman Hal "Green Lantern" Jordan to prevent the ultra-crime of the millennium-but what will be the outcome when Green Lantern takes on a young superhero sidekick? And who will it be? Also featuring an incredible guest appearance by the strangest Lantern of all-you must not miss THE GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL!
SPAWN #299 IMAGE COMICS (W) Todd McFarlane (A) Jason Shawn Alexander (CA) Todd McFarlane THE LAST ISSUE BEFORE SPAWN #300! "WAR TO 300," Part Two: Witness the debut of TODD McFARLANE's newest creation-The Rapture! Heaven's answer to the mythic Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, these eternal warriors are tasked with eliminating the plague called humanity from the face of the Earth. The WAR TO 300 rages! Next month, new allegiances will form, new enemies will rise, and history will be made!