AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #38 2099 MARVEL COMICS (W) Nick Spencer (A) Iban Coello (CA) Patrick Gleason • J. Jonah Jameson kicks off his new life as a podcast host and his first guest? SPIDER-MAN! • JJJ and Spidey have been on pretty good terms for a while now, so it seems fitting that JJJ needs to sabotage it and put the entire city in danger, right? • Don't miss "My Podcast with Jonah"! Rated T
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Juan Cabal Once, they were a team of misfits. Now they're a family, and they've earned their peace. But the universe is not a peaceful place -- and it's only getting worse. The Great Empires are in turmoil. The rule of law is dead. And amidst the chaos, the Gods of Olympus have returned -- harbingers of a new age of war, reborn to burn their mark on the stars themselves. Someone has to guard the galaxy - but who will accept the mission? And will they survive it? Al Ewing (IMMORTAL HULK) and Juann Cabal (FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN) bring you in on the ground floor of a whole Marvel Universe of action and suspense! Rated T+
RUINS OF RAVENCROFT DRACULA #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Frank Tieri (A) Stefano Landini (CA) Gerardo Sandoval To the men and women of the Marvel Universe, Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane appeared to be a hospital devoted to the rehabilitation of society's most violent offenders. But appearances can be deceptive, and -- as Captain America learned the hard way - some secrets have teeth. Rated T+
WEB OF VENOM GOOD SON #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Zac Thompson (A) Diogenes Neves (CA) Philip Tan WHILE VENOM'S AWAY, THE CHILDREN WILL PLAY! Dylan Brock and Normie Osborn have survived the trials of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, but what's next for the Goblin Childe and the Son of Venom? Rated T+
BATMAN #87 DC COMICS (W) James TynionIV (A) Tony S. Daniel, Danny Miki (CA) Tony S. Daniel The Riddler has been lying low since his humiliating defeat as part of Bane's army- but as costumed assassins start to make their way into Gotham City, Edward Nygma may have the answers he's been looking for. Or at least, the answer to why Deathstroke is trying to kill him! Is it possible that Batman's tussle with Slade Wilson was all just a ruse to get the killer closer to his true target?
BATMAN CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT #6 (OF 8) DC COMICS (W/A/CA) Sean Murphy DC BLACK LABEL Gotham City's crushing curse is uncovered! Everything Batman thought he knew about the Wayne family secret is turned upside down as Azrael and The Joker usher anarchy into Arkham-and after a final word with Jack, Harley faces an impossible choice!
DETECTIVE COMICS #1019 DC COMICS (W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Scott Godlewski (CA) Rafael Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona The Dark Knight is on the trail of the figure behind a brutal series of murders across Gotham City-and what he finds will send a cold shiver up his spine! A public attack on Bruce Wayne has brought the possible perpetrator of these murders to light...so what is an axe-wielding cult leader from the 1600s doing in present-day Gotham? Find out for yourself in the conclusion to Batman's "Silent Knight."
WONDER WOMAN #750 DC COMICS (W) Vita Ayala & Various (A) Elena Casagrande & Various (CA) Joëlle Jones Prestige Format An all-star 96-page celebration of the Amazon Princess by longtime favorites and acclaimed new voices! In the lead story, Wonder Woman's epic "Year of the Villain" battle comes to a close, leading the way to new challenges ahead. Additionally, this oversized gem tells tales from Diana's past, present and future by some of the greatest storytellers in the business- including Colleen Doran, Mariko Tamaki, the Teen Titans: Raven team of writer Kami Garcia and artist Gabriel Picolo, and legendary Wonder Woman creators returning to the character, including Gail Simone and Greg Rucka!
GHOSTBUSTERS YEAR ONE #1 (OF 4) IDW PUBLISHING (W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening In anticipation of the new Ghostbusters feature film coming to theaters Summer 2020, we look back at the Boys in Grey's first year on the job, showcasing never before seen adventures! After defeating Gozer and becoming heroes in the city, county, and state of New York, a publisher has decided to cash in with a biography of the Boys in Grey and sends a writer to interview them all for background. He starts with WINSTON ZEDDEMORE, the first 'buster hired into the supernatural start-up. Winston relates the story of his very first bust, so we can finally know what kind of... ahem, stuff he's seen that'll will turn you white!
Pick(s) of the week, January 15, 2020
IRON MAN 2020 #1 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage (A/CA) Pete Woods • The future is now! Artificial Intelligences presents a clear and present danger to humanity and must be brought to heel! • The Robot Rebellion battles for the establishment of robot rights! • And Arno Stark IS Iron Man! PLUS! Pete Woods' main cover art will feature a 5th Color Flourescent Ink treatment! Rated T+
VENOM THE END #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Adam Warren (A) Chamba (CA) Rahzzah THE FINAL VENOM STORY! The alien symbiote who bonded with Eddie Brock has been through a lot... but not nearly as much as he has coming. In a tale that literally spans over a trillion years, Venom travels the length of space and time as the last defender of life in the universe! Rated T+
BATMANS GRAVE #4 (OF 12) DC COMICS (W) Warren Ellis (A/CA) Bryan Hitch Why did a blackmailer become a murderer? How does the Batman survive an opponent who can kill him with his own mind? Find out all this and more in the latest chapter of the 12-issue series from writer Warren Ellis and artist Bryan Hitch!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #37 2099 MARVEL COMICS (W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Ryan Ottley • There are too many problems in New York City and Spidey can't be in four places at once-- unless he CAN?! • Peter's life is as complicated as ever but can science be the answer? • It's a new year and the buildup to "Last Remains" and much more starts here! Rated T
MMORTAL HULK #29 MARVEL COMICS (W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross • Giant monsters have been unleashed in Phoenix, Arizona. The Roxxon Corporation is unavailable for comment. • The people need help. They need the crusading outlaw with a heart of gold they read about in the Herald. They need their secret hero. • Instead, they're getting the IMMORTAL HULK. Rated T+
MILES MORALES THE END #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Damion Scott (CA) Rahzzah THE FINAL MILES MORALES STORY! Humanity makes its last stand in the only place strong enough to survive: BROOKLYN. Former Spider-Man, Miles Morales, leads the last bastion of civilization into the future! Penned by MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN author SALADIN AHMED! Rated T+
MARVELS X #1 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Alex Ross, Jim Krueger (A) Well-Bee (CA) Alex Ross David has a problem. He lives in a world of monsters that would love to devour him. He's the last boy on Earth. The last human being on Earth. And these creatures that see him only as prey, they're his former neighbors. He has one hope: to get to New York. To get to where Captain America and the rest of the heroes are. Alex Ross and Jim Krueger combine their abilities with artist Well-Bee to tell a very uncanny prequel to the legendary EARTH X trilogy. Rated T
BATMAN #86 DC COMICS (W) James TynionIV (A) Tony S. Daniel, Danny Miki (CA) Tony S. Daniel It's a new day in Gotham City, but not the same old Batman. With Bane vanquished and one of his longtime allies gone, Batman has to start picking up the pieces and stepping up his game. Batman has a new plan for Gotham City, but he's not the only one. Deathstroke has returned as well, under a mysterious new contract that could change everything. Beginning a whole new chapter in the life of the Dark Knight, the epic art team of Tony S. Daniel and Danny Miki are joined by new series writer James Tynion IV!
POWER RANGERS TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #2 BOOM! STUDIOS (W) Ryan Parrott (A) Simone Di Meo (CA) Dan Mora Tommy faces a shocking betrayal within the Foot Clan that puts him in the crosshairs of their leader - Shredder! But can the Rangers and Turtles put their differences aside before Shredder unleashes his ultimate weapon? No Rangers or Turtles fan can miss this shocking last page!
STAR WARS #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Charles Soule (A) Jesus Saiz (CA) R. B. Silva "No...I am your father." In the wake of the events following The Empire Strikes Back, it is a dark time for the heroes of the Rebellion. The Rebel fleet...scattered following a disastrous defeat at the Battle of Hoth. Han Solo...lost to the bounty hunter, Boba Fett, after being frozen in carbonite. And after being lured into a trap on Cloud City and bested in a vicious lightsaber duel against the evil Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker...learned the horrible truth about his past. Vader did not kill Luke's father Anakin--Vader is Luke's father! Now, after narrowly escaping the dark lord's clutches, and wounded and reeling from the revelation, Luke, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, the Wookiee Chewbacca and the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 must fight their way back to the Rebel Alliance-for the fate of the entire galaxy is at stake! After so many losses is victory still possible? But, what Leia, Luke and their ragtag band of freedom fighters do not realize is that they have only traded one Imperial trap for another! Enter the cunning and vengeful Imperial Commander Zahra, at the helm of the Tarkin's Will! Writer Charles Soule (DARTH VADER) and artist Jesus Saiz (DOCTOR STRANGE) are taking us all to the galaxy far, far away next year! With covers by RB Silva (POWERS OF X)! THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME BEGINS THIS JANUARY! Rated T
THOR #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel A BRAND-NEW, SUPERSTAR CREATIVE TEAM TAKES THE KING OF ASGARD TO NEW REALMS OF GLORY! The prince is now a king. All Asgard lies before Thor, the God of Thunder. And after many months of war, the Ten Realms are finally at peace. But the skies above the Realm Eternal are never clear for long. The Black Winter is coming. And the God of the Storm will be powerless before it. Rated T+
X-MEN #4 DX MARVEL COMICS (W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu The Krakoan leaders attend and economic forum to show the humans what real power looks like Rated T+
ACTION COMICS #1018 DC COMICS (A) Brian Michael Bendis & Various (CA) John Romita, Klaus Janson One of the biggest Superman stories of all time continues in "Metropolis Doom" part two! War and chaos strikes the heart of Metropolis. The Invisible Mafia, Lex Luthor, and the Legion of Doom all stand their ground to take over Metropolis. Superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis reunites with comic art legends John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson to bring you a Superman story for the ages! Guest starring the Justice League, Young Justice, and more!
DETECTIVE COMICS #1018 DC COMICS (W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Scott Godlewski (CA) Rafael Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona In the aftermath of "City of Bane," the Dark Knight has found himself cold, alone, and missing one of the very foundations of his life as both Bruce Wayne and the Batman. But personal problems will have to wait-a mysterious series of deaths have been peppered throughout Gotham and itseems an element of the supernatural is at play in the form of a monstrous pagan spirit. Can Batman silence the demons within to stop the killing? Or will this silent night be for keeps?
LOIS LANE #7 (OF 12) DC COMICS (W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Mike Perkins Someone wanting to kill Lois Lane is nothing new for the famed reporter, but is it because of something she knows or something she's about to uncover? Plus, this issue ties to the events of December's Superman #18 and the gigantic status quo shift for both Lois and her husband, Superman, when the Man of Steel decides to reveal his identity to the world.
TRANSFORMERS #15 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Brian Ruckley (A) Anna Malkova, Bethany McGuire-Smith (CA) Josh Perez A conspiracy unravels. The Autobots race to restore order. Megatron reaches his breaking point and Shockwave finds himself broken. There are no more Ascenticons. There is no more Rise. There are only... The Decepticons.
DR STRANGE #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Mark Waid (A) Kev Walker (CA) Phil Noto The impossible has happened! Doctor Strange's hands have been healed, restoring his surgical skills - but now he's being torn between his obligations as the Sorcerer Supreme and as a neurosurgeon. And when he's forced to choose which vows to uphold, who suffers most for it? After all, magic always has a cost...Be here for a brand new era of magic...and horror from Mark Waid (HISTORY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE) and Kev Walker (BLACK PANTHER)! Rated T+
INCOMING #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Al Ewing, More (A) Aaron Kuder, More (CA) Patrick Gleason ONE WILL UNITE THEM! A mysterious murder brings together the heroes of the Marvel Universe in the search for a killer - but no one can imagine where the trail will lead, or how it will affect everything in 2020 and beyond! Who is the victim and who is the assailant? The closing chapter to MARVEL's 80th year, which will connect the dots of everything that happened in 2019 and propel the narrative into the year that is to come! Featuring the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Daredevil, Spider-Man, the Champions, the Agents of Atlas, Valkyrie, the Immortal Hulk, Jessica Jones, Venom, Ghost Rider, the Masked Raider and more! Rated T+
SPIDER-HAM #1 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Zeb Wells (A) Will Robson (CA) Wendell Dalit APORKALYPSE NOW! Not a dream! Not a hoax! Not an imaginary tail! Spider-Ham finally has his own series! (Again!) Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham finds himself jumping through time, side-by-side with Peter PARKER, the Spectacular Spider-MAN! ZEB WELLS and WILL ROBSON bring you the Ham and Man story you've been waiting for! Rated T