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                                      Pick(s) of the week-August 22,018:

                                                        MARVEL:

AVENGERS #6
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Ed McGuinness
THE FINAL HOST concludes!
The final battle against the Dark Celestials. A battle unlike any the Avengers have ever experienced. A battle a million years in the making. The new team of heavy hitters assembles at last. But will the young, inexperienced Ghost Rider prove to be the most important and powerful member of all?
Rated T+

OLD MAN HAWKEYE #8 (OF 12)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Sacks, Ethan (A/CA) Marco Checchetto
HAWKEYE AND HAWKEYE - TOGETHER AGAIN!
•  It's HAWKEYE and HAWKEYE back together again, as KATE BISHOP and CLINT BARTON make
their way across the Wastelands.
•  But what will their confrontation with SONGBIRD reveal?
•  Plus: BULLSEYE vs. RED SKULL's secret weapon - the WINTER SOLDIER!
Parental Advisory

PUNISHER #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Greg Smallwood
YOU CAN TAKE THE PUNISHER OUT OF THE WAR MACHINE...
Punisher no longer has the War Machine armor, but he retained his newly acquired taste for big game, and he's hungry for more. However, the paths to such perilous pursuits are fraught with dangers bigger than any Frank has faced before, and this lone wolf could use otherworldly help on his way up to the world stage. MATTHEW ROSENBERG continues pushing the boundaries of the Punisher, and now joined by acclaimed artist RICCARDO BURCHIELLI (DMZ, Northlanders), this is the book Punisher fans will be talking about for years to come!
Parental Advisory

WEST COAST AVENGERS #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Stefano Caselli
A NEW ERA DAWNS...AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!
HAWKEYE (KATE BISHOP). HAWKEYE (CLINT BARTON). A guy named FUSE. Never have they ever been called "the big three" of...anything. And now here they are, reunited for, okay, well, it's only the second time ever. Thank god they also brought AMERICA CHAVEZ, GWENPOOL and KID OMEGA. Wait. What? That's right, it's the new West Coast Avengers, son. And you better hope they can figure out how to save the world because BIG things are headed for the West Coast.

                                                        DC:

ACTION COMICS #1002
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Patrick Gleason
A bold new era of the adventures of the Man of Steel continues as bodies fall from the sky and buildings burn around the City of Tomorrow. Even Superman must wonder how well he knows the city he protects as an unknown criminal element begins to rise throughout Metropolis.

BATMAN KINGS OF FEAR #1 (OF 6)
DC COMICS
(W) Scott Peterson (A/CA) Kelley Jones
Legendary artist Kelley Jones makes his triumphant return to the Dark Knight in this explosive miniseries written by former BATMAN editor Scott Peterson! Batman's been overseeing Gotham City for years now and isn't sure how much of a difference he's making. Doubt, fear and insecurity are starting to take over. And as all of those negative feelings set in the Scarecrow orchestrates a riot at Arkham Asylum to give the Dark Knight one of his greatest challenges yet! This six-issue miniseries will see the Scarecrow in a horrifying new way that you'll have to read to believe.

DETECTIVE COMICS #987
DC COMICS
(W) Bryan Hill (A) Miguel Mendonca (CA) Eddy Barrows
Then, the pulse-pounding "On the Outside" storyline hurtles toward its cataclysmic conclusion! Batman has tasked Katana, Black Lightning, the Signal and Orphan (a.k.a. Cassandra Cain) with stopping a rogue operator using alien technology that can crack into any mind on Earth! What does this case have to do with the Brainiac Files seen in JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE #1? And how does Amanda Waller factor in? Guess you're "outside" of Batman's circle of trust... for now.

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BTVS SEASON 12 THE RECKONING #3 (OF 4)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Christos Gage, Joss Whedon (A) Georges Jeanty (CA) Scott Fischer
The battle against future vampire and Slayer twin, Harth, and his legion of evil, has already begun in the present when Buffy, Fray, and the Scoobies return from the future ready to fight. The Reckoning is now, and if the future can be changed, it will take everything that Buffy has to save the Slayers and our world!

The Reckoning will be the culmination of all the Buffy Seasons!

TMNT BEBOP ROCKSTEADY HIT THE ROAD #4 (OF 5)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Ben Bates, Dustin Weaver (A) Dustin Weaver (CA) Nick Pitarra
Bebop and Rocksteady's trail of destruction has got them a lot of attention... including from the government who's sending an army to stop them!

TMNT ONGOING #85 IDW PUBLISHING(W) Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (A/CA) Brahm Revel Leatherhead returns to New York, and this time, he's got one goal in mind-the destruction of the Turtles!

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                                   Pick(s) of the week-August 15, 2018:

                                                               MARVEL:

ASTONISHING X-MEN ANNUAL #1 MARVEL COMICS
(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Travel Foreman (CA) Rod Reis
Jean Grey and the original X-Men reunite! Following her resurrection, Jean Grey can no longer make sense of her life since becoming an X-Man. Who better to relate to this than Hank McCoy, Warren Worthington III and Bobby Drake? But this reunion will prove bittersweet when they're joined by an unexpected guest...the former Professor Charles Xavier, X! Why has X revealed himself to his former students? And what strange mission does he want to send them on?
Rated T+

EDGE OF SPIDER-GEDDON #1 (OF 4) MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jed MacKay (A/CA) Gerardo Sandoval
SPIDER-GEDDON IS COMING!
Spider-Punk is back and better than ever. After SPIDER-VERSE, Hobie Brown was a Web Warrior, but that didn't mean things back in his universe were solved. The writer of the SPIDER-PUNK story in SPIDER-VERSE is back and joined by VENOM'S Gerardo Sandoval! Spider-Punk's Earth is under attack both on the ground and from space, meaning his responsibility seems to outweigh his power. Don't miss this first shot of the SPIDER-EVENT of 2018!
Rated T+

HUNT FOR WOLVERINE CLAWS OF KILLER #4 (OF 4) MARVEL COMICS (W) Mariko Tamaki (A/CA) Butch Guice WILL TIME RUN OUT?
The clock is ticking as Sabretooth, Daken and Deathstrike slice their way through the leagues of the undead in search of Logan.They won't all make it out alive.
Parental Advisory

INFINITY WARS #2 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Mike Deodato
As the Infinity Stones come to Earth, so too comes the war for control over them. But none who wield the stones know the truth about the power they contain...or what it would take to bring them to their END. The nature of the universe itself hangs in the balance as we learn the answer to the question on everyone's lips since "Infinity Wars Prime": WHO IS REQUIEM? Gerry Duggan (DEADPOOL, INFINITY COUNTDOWN) and Mike Deodato Jr. (ORIGINAL SIN, OLD MAN LOGAN) look into the Infinite and bring the truth to light!
Rated T+

                                                                 DC:

BATMAN #53 DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Lee Weeks
"Cold Days" continues! The jury in the Mr. Freeze trial is hopelessly deadlocked because one man won't vote guilty-and that man is Bruce Wayne. Freeze's defense is that Batman used excessive force, making his arrest illegal, and Bruce is the one man who actually knows for sure what went down between Batman and his ice-cold nemesis. And if Bruce is right, that means everything he's devoted himself to as the Caped Crusader is a lie; he is hurting more than helping. With Dick Grayson putting the Batsuit back on to keep Gotham City safe while Bruce is sequestered, could this be the out Bruce needs to discard the cape and cowl forever?
The Eisner Award-nominated team of Tom King and Lee Weeks reexamine the relationship between hero and foe, as Batman relives not just that one violent night when he took down the King of Cold, but every time the two have come to blows.

GREEN LANTERNS #53 DC COMICS
(W) Dan Jurgens (A/CA) Mike Perkins
Did Simon Baz commit murder? As the clues and evidence stack up, Baz takes off to Earth mysteriously, leaving his partner Jessica Cruz and Hal Jordan to wonder if he's gone rogue. "Evil's Might" continues as what's been affecting the Green Lantern rings begins to reveal itself.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #6 DC COMICS
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez
Did you read the write-up on issue #5? Do you really think anything's gotten better for the Justice League in the past two weeks? Still Force? Still a thing! Ultraviolet Galaxy Lantern? Keeps attacking! Sinestro? Total garbage! Lex Luthor and Joker? Beating everyone to the Source Wall piece. If that happens? You don't wanna know.

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TERMINATOR SECTOR WAR #1 (OF 4) DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Brian Wood (A) Jeff Stokely (CA) Robert Sammelin
Two Terminators went back in time to 1984, one to kill Sarah Conner, and another targeting NYPD Officer Lucy Castro, a rookie cop assigned to one of the worst sections of the city.  Isolated and unable to call for backup, Castro faces off against the relentless T800, relying on unlikely allies to see her through to dawn.
Brian Wood delves into the world of Terminator.

TMNT URBAN LEGENDS #4 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Gary Carlson (A/CA) Frank Fosco
This is it! Fans demanded it and IDW Publishing listened! The entire TMNT Volume 3, reproduced for the first time ever in full four-color glory! As all-out war wages between his brothers and the forces of Warlord Komodo, the most mechanically minded of the Turtles returns-as a living machine! And you'll never believe whose side he's on!

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                                    Pick(s) of the week- August 8, 2018

                                                         Marvel:


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Ryan Ottley
PETER PARKER VS. SPIDER-MAN?!
PETER PARKER & SPIDER-MAN IN THE SAME PLACE AT THE SAME TIME?!
•  Things are crazy for Spider-Man. His personal life in turmoil, the giant TRI-SENTINEL returning to attack NYC...
•  ...and someone is out there impersonating Peter Parker!
•  Is it the Chameleon? An LMD? Ultimate Peter Parker making his Marvel U debut? Think again, True Believer!
Rated T


FANTASTIC FOUR #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dan Slott (A) Skottie Young & Various (CA) Esad Ribic
FOUREVER Part One
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT - THE WORLD'S GREATEST COMIC MAGAZINE IS BACK!
Since the end of SECRET WARS, there's been a gap in the Marvel Universe. A void no other team can fill. And it's time for the world to move on. But can it? A life-changing decision by the Thing! A momentous declaration by the Human Torch! A clarion call-to-arms that summons Doctor Doom! And a signal in the sky that heralds the return of hope to the Marvel Universe! All this, and Alicia Masters adopts kittens! So cute! Plus, the Impossible Man!
AND BONUS STORIES ILLUSTRATED BY SIMONE BIANCHI AND SKOTTIE YOUNG!

IF YOU READ ONLY ONE MARVEL COMIC THIS MONTH, THIS IS THE ONE!
Rated T



HUNT FOR WOLVERINE ADAMANTIUM AGENDA #4 (OF 4)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Tom Taylor (A) R. B. Silva (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
WHAT DARK SECRET LIES BENEATH THE SURFACE?
The trail of Logan's body has led the New Avengers to a completely different mystery...one that will cast a long, dark shadow over the X-Men...
Parental Advisory



SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Bryan Edward Hill (A) Nelson Blake Ii, Mark Bagley (CA) Kris Anka
STARRING MILES MORALES!
Before he wore the webs, he was just Miles Morales: newly-minted Brooklyn Visions Academy student with hidden spider powers! When a Secret Invasion of Skrulls turns Manhattan upside down, Miles must choose: do his great powers come with great responsibility? A mysterious new chapter for Miles is unveiled by rising superstars Bryan Edward Hill (Detective Comics) and Nelson Blake II (Marvel New Year's Eve Special)
RATED T+

                                                                    DC:

                                                           

DETECTIVE COMICS #986
DC COMICS
(W) Bryan Hill (A) Philippe Briones (CA) Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira
Black Lightning, the Signal and Cassandra Cain are working very well together...but now they're up against a foe who can tap directly into their worst emotions and play them like music! When you've seen the kinds of horrors these poor souls have, there's plenty of trauma to work with...and with that, you can turn these heroes into deadly weapons! Meanwhile Batman's "side project" has been revealed-what are the Brainiac Files, and what, exactly, does Batman plan to do with them?


SANDMAN UNIVERSE #1 (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Si Spurrier & Various (A) Bilquis Evely & Various (CA) Jae Lee
From the mind of New York Times #1 bestselling author Neil Gaiman comes a new world filled with dreams, nightmares and wonderful characters living together in a shared universe for a new story unlike anything we've ever seen before.
A rift between worlds has opened, revealing a space beyond the Dreaming. Meanwhile, a book from Lucien's library is discovered by a group of children in the waking world where it should not exist. Lucien calls for Matthew the Raven to seek out their master, Daniel, Lord of Dreams.
As Matthew flies across the Waking World and others, he finds a young boy named Timothy Hunter who, in his dreams, has become the world's most powerful magician-but in his nightmares he is the world's greatest villain. A new House has appeared in the realm of the Dreaming: the House of Whispers, with its proprietor, a fortune-teller called Erzulie. And elsewhere, Lucifer has fallen again, only this time he might be trapped in a Hell of his own design.
Spiraling out of this special issue will be four all-new series set in the Sandman Universe. It all starts here!


SUPERMAN #2
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis
The world quakes and shakes as it begins to succumb to the effects of the entire planet being moved into the lifeless realm known as the Phantom Zone. As Superman works with the World's Greatest Heroes, an old enemy trapped in the same prison returns to stop the Man of Steel and escape.

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PREDATOR HUNTERS II #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Chris Warner (A) Agustin Padilla, Neeraj Menon (CA) Andy Brase
From the islands of the South Pacific to the mountains of Afghanistan, the Hunters go wherever the Predators appear-even it's in a warzone and into conflict with a mysterious government group hunting the same prey!

Despite the casualties suffered during their fist mission, the Predator Hunters are on the prowl again!

"A true testament to the savagery of the Predator franchise, this series just doesn't quit..."-Infinite Earths



TRANSFORMERS UNICRON #3 (OF 6)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) John Barber (A/CA) Alex Milne
Unicron approaches Cybertron, so Windblade enacts a desperate plan-one neither Optimus Prime nor Starscream agree with! Has Windblade outmaneuvered Shockwave's machinations-or played right into his deadly hand?

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                                 Pick(s) of the week- August 1, 2018:

                                                       MARVEL:

HUNT FOR WOLVERINE WEAPON LOST #4 (OF 4)MARVEL COMICS(W) Charles Soule (A) Matteo Buffagni (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli WEAPON FOUND?
Logan was turned into a weapon long ago - controlled, experimented on, but ultimately lost. Now, Daredevil and his crew learn what happens if someone else takes up that weapon...
Parental Advisory

IMMORTAL HULK #4MARVEL COMICS(W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross• Walter Langkowski is an ex-football star, a space diplomat and a beloved super hero. Walter Langkowski is charming, healthy and outgoing. Walter Langkowski is the opposite of Bruce Banner.
•  And Walter Langkowski is going to die today, because he went looking for Banner...
•  ...and found the IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

INFINITY WARS #1 (OF 6)MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Mike Deodato As the Infinity Stones come to Earth, so too comes the war for control over them. But none who wield the stones know the truth about the power they contain...or what it would take to bring them to their END. The nature of the universe itself hangs in the balance as we learn the answer to the question on everyone's lips since "Infinity Wars Prime": WHO IS REQUIEM? Gerry Duggan (DEADPOOL, INFINITY COUNTDOWN) and Mike Deodato Jr. (ORIGINAL SIN, OLD MAN LOGAN) look into the Infinite and bring the truth to light!
Rated T+

X-MEN GOLD ANNUAL #2 MARVEL COMICS(W) Seanan McGurie (A) Marco Failla (CA) Djibril Morissette-Phan
Your favorite X-Man KITTY PRYDE just made the biggest decision of her tumultuous romantic life, but what set her on that course? Before Peter, Peter, or...Peter, there was Kitty's FIRST kiss! Hugo and Nebula Award-winning writer Seanan McGuire (In Cryptid, October Daye, Wayward Children series) and artist Marco Failla (MS. MARVEL, ALL-NEW WOLVERINE, Harley Quinn) reveal the secrets of young Kitty's summer at Camp Maplebrook in a story with more teen mutant angst and camp hijinks than can be contained in a regular-sized issue! Kitty's kept this tale to herself for years - be the first to find out why!
Rated T+

                                                               DC:

ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS #1 (OF 12)
DC COMICS
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Carlo Barberi, Art Thibert (CA) Dan Mora
The Super Sons are back in an all-new 12-issue miniseries written by Peter J. Tomasi! Check out the lost and secret adventures of Damian Wayne (Robin) and Jon Kent (Superboy) in this flashback miniseries that takes a deep dive into the bombastic bromance between the sons of the DC Universe's greatest heroes. It's an epic dual storyline that transcends current events, as Superboy and Robin find themselves targets of an interstellar team of young badasses called the Gang.

BATMAN #52 DC COMICS(W) Tom King (A/CA) Lee Weeks "Cold Days" continues! The jury in the Mr. Freeze trial is hopelessly deadlocked because one man won't vote guilty-and that man is Bruce Wayne. Freeze's defense is that Batman used excessive force, making his arrest illegal, and Bruce is the one man who actually knows for sure what went down between Batman and his ice-cold nemesis. And if Bruce is right, that means everything he's devoted himself to as the Caped Crusader is a lie; he is hurting more than helping. With Dick Grayson putting the Batsuit back on to keep Gotham City safe while Bruce is sequestered, could this be the out Bruce needs to discard the cape and cowl forever?
The Eisner Award-nominated team of Tom King and Lee Weeks reexamine the relationship between hero and foe, as Batman relives not just that one violent night when he took down the King of Cold, but every time the two have come to blows.

GREEN LANTERNS #52 DC COMICS(W) Dan Jurgens (A/CA) Mike Perkins The Green Lanterns find themselves outgunned, outmatched and in over their heads when the Corps rings begin to malfunction. As the Guardians of the Universe and Hal Jordan begin to search for answers, the Ravagers of Olys continue their relentless assault in "Evil's Might" part three!

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GHOSTBUSTERS CROSSING OVER #5  IDW PUBLISHING(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan SchoeningA headless horseman. A haunted brewery. The complicated nature of temporal mechanics across the dimensions. The Ghostbusters can handle all of that, no sweat. But a sinister force is on the horizon, one they barely survived before, and at a great personal sacrifice. Tiamat made a deal to leave the Ghostbusters' earth... but what's the fun of being a god of chaos if you can't find a few loopholes? Mass Hysteria is in full effect as CROSSING OVER continues!

TMNT UNIVERSE #25 
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Ian Flynn (A) Nelson Daniel (CA) Freddie Williams
Leonardo tests his fledgling abilities on the astral plane only to find himself dangerously outmatched when he comes face to face with the villainous Kitsune!

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2MARVEL COMICS(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Ryan OttleyAn alien invasion hits New York City and the only one who can stop it is...Spider-Man?! But that's far from all you'll find here -  a revelation from the past puts Peter Parker's job, relationships, and whole life in jeopardy! And if even that's not enough, you'll see a new roommate, new love interests - and a new villain! Spider-Man goes back to basics courtesy of Nick Spencer (SECRET EMPIRE, SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN) and the Marvel debut of RYAN OTTLEY (Invincible)!
Rated T

HUNT FOR WOLVERINE MYSTERY MADRIPOOR #3 (OF 4)MARVEL COMICS(W) Jim Zub (A) Thony Silas (CA) Giuseppe CamuncoliMADRIPOOR'S SECRETS ARE WORTH KILLING FOR...
•  ...and if KITTY PRYDE fails to uncover them, another X-MAN will die! Has DOMINO'S luck finally run out?
•  And what is the SOTEIRA PROJECT?
Parental Advisory

INFINITY WARS PRIME #1MARVEL COMICS(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Mike DeodatoTrust us, Marvel Fans - before the INFINITY WARS begin to rage comes this shocking chapter of the cosmic saga that you will not want to miss! The ramifications of this issue will be felt throughout Infinity for years to come! We can say NO MORE!
Rated T+

OLD MAN LOGAN #44MARVEL COMICS(W) Ed Brisson (A) Juan Ferreyra (CA) Mike Deodato• LOGAN vs. BULLSEYE vs. SHADOW TRACER!
•  BULLSEYE's leaving a trail of bodies longer than the Hudson River. Can Logan stop him before more people lose their lives?
•  And worst of all, Logan might be forced to save the life of one the Marvel U's biggest baddies...
Parental Advisory


ACTION COMICS #1001 DC COMICS(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Patrick GleasonAcclaimed writer Brian Michael Bendis' new chapter for the Man of Steel and the world of tomorrow begins here! The devastating repercussions from the Man of Steel miniseries still reverberate as Metropolis enters a new age! The Daily Planet teeters on the brink of disaster! A new criminal element has made its way onto the streets of Superman's hometown! The longest- running superhero comic of all time explodes off the page with art by fan favorite Patrick Gleason.

DOOMSDAY CLOCK #6 (OF 12)DC COMICS(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Gary FrankThe critically acclaimed super star team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank continue this groundbreaking event as the Mime and the Marionette take center stage in DOOMSDAY CLOCK #6. 


TMNT ONGOING #84
IDW PUBLISHING(W) Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (A/CA) Dave Wachter"Kingdom of Rats" Part 4. The TMNT come face to face with possibly their most powerful adversary yet-- The Rat King! Will they be able to defeat him before he makes all of NYC his twisted domain?

TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #21
IDW PUBLISHING(W) James Roberts (A/CA) Jack Lawrence Something is coming. It cannot be stalled. It cannot be avoided. It cannot be reasoned with. As the end of everything draws near, a simple instruction rings out across the universe: prepare, confront, repel. Some people are ready for the fight of their lives. Rodimus and the increasingly shambolic crew of the Lost Light...yeah, they're really not. Like, at all.

TRANSFORMERS UNICRON #2 (OF 6) 
IDW PUBLISHING(W) James Roberts (A/CA) Alex Milne Bumblebee investigates a dark corner of Cybertron's past, searching for answers: what is Unicron, and why does it want to destroy Cybertron? Meanwhile, Windblade scrambles to figure out a plan as Chromia makes her return-with a Decepticon fleet in pursuit! Every oversized issue packed with bonus content!

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