AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #40 2099 MARVEL COMICS (W) Nick Spencer (A) Iban Coello (CA) Ryan Ottley • J. Jonah Jameson's new gig has proven to be nothing but trouble for Spidey. • As you are well aware, JJJ doesn't take "no" for an answer, so even if Spidey is knee-deep in a world-saving situation, JJJ will always be there to "help" him. • But while Spidey is dealing with JJJ and Chance, something is brewing with Kindred and it can't bode well for Peter. Rated T
AVENGERS OF THE WASTELANDS #2 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Ed Brisson (A) Jonas Scharf (CA) Juan Jose Ryp HUNTING FOR DOOM! • DANI/THOR, DWIGHT/ANT-MAN, and HULK, JR. set off on a quest to save the Wastelands from DR. DOOM's reign of terror! • But can they succeed where OLD MAN LOGAN left off? • And what does the return of CAPTAIN AMERICA herald for the team? Rated T+
X-MEN #7 DX MARVEL COMICS (W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu MUTANTS ARE FOREVER! The Resurrection Protocols have changed everything for Mutantkind. NO MORE can humans' hate and fear take their lives from them. But... what ELSE has it changed? Rated T+
X-MEN FANTASTIC FOUR #2 (OF 4) MARVEL COMICS (W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Terry Dodson The world has been re-shaped by the X-MEN. But you can't reshape a world without encountering its true master ... DOOM.. Rated T+
YEAR OF THE VILLAIN HELL ARISEN #3 (OF 4) DC COMICS (W) James TynionIV (A) Steve Epting, Javi Fernandez (CA) Steve Epting Apex Lex Luthor's first run-in with the Infected didn't go as planned, and the Batman Who Laughs' influence is continuing to spread. Now Lex must find out who in the world can think like the Batman Who Laughs-and there are only two folks who come to mind. The first is Batman, who probably has his own ideas for Lex; the other is The Joker, who also likely has his own ideas, but who just maybe wants to see this twisted doppelgänger sent back to the Dark Multiverse he came from. It's a gamble Lex has to take, because the Infected are gearing up for round two!
AMAZING MARY JANE #5 MARVEL COMICS (W) Leah Williams (A) Carlos E. Gomez (CA) Humberto Ramos CUT?! • All that stands between MJ and Mysterio's ragtag crew and filming their climactic battle scene is...well, VULTURE, STEGRON, TARANTULA, KING COBRA, RHINO, and SCORPION! • If this is Mary Jane's last chance to realize her dreams, you can bet she's going to fight like a tiger--or a spider! • Will filming ever wrap? Will Mary Jane ever go home to the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN? And can Peter forgive her for her Hollywood team up? Rated T
WOLVERINE #1 DX MARVEL COMICS (W) Ben Percy (A) Adam Kubert, Viktor Bogdanovic (CA) Adam Kubert THE BEST IS BACK! Wolverine been through a lot. He's been a loner. He's been a killer. He's been a hero. He's been an Avenger. He's been to hell and back. Now, as the nation of Krakoa brings together all Mutantkind, he can finally be... happy? With his family all together and safe, Wolverine has everything he ever wanted... and everything to lose. Writer Benjamin Percy (X-FORCE, WOLVERINE: THE LONG NIGHT) and legendary artist Adam Kubert (X-MEN, AVENGERS) bring the best there is to his new home! PLUS: The return of OMEGA RED! Parental Advisory
BATMAN #89 DC COMICS (W) James TynionIV (A) Guillem March (CA) Tony S. Daniel Batman must stop Deathstroke from killing the mayor of Gotham City! But to do so he has to figure out who ordered the hit in the first place. If his four main suspects aren't 'fessing up to the crime, then is there someone even more sinister lurking in the shadows waiting to deliver the coup de grâce? Whoever it is, one victim will fall under their attack!
DCEASED UNKILLABLES #1 (OF 3) DC COMICS (W) Tom Taylor (A) Karl Mostert, Trevor Scott (CA) Howard Porter The blockbuster DC series returns to answer this question: What did the villains do when the heroes failed and the world ended? Spinning out of the dramatic events of 2019's smash hit, writer Tom Taylor returns to this dark world with a street-level tale of death, heroism and redemption. Led by Red Hood and Deathstroke, DC's hardest villains and antiheroes fight with no mercy to save the only commodity left on a dying planet of the undead-life!
WONDER WOMAN DEAD EARTH #2 (OF 4) DC COMICS (W/A/CA) Daniel Warren Johnson DC Black Label Prestige Plus 8.5" x 10.875" Determined to give the remnants of humanity refuge on the shores of Themyscira, Wonder Woman's hopes are dashed when she finds the island paradise a shadow of its former self, with her Amazon sisters long gone and something unimaginable in their place.
TRANSFORMERS #17 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Brian Ruckley (A) Anna Malkova, Bethany McGuire-Smith (CA) Livio Ramondelli Megatron is faced with the ultimate decision. He can forge ahead on the path he's started down, or he can take the last chance at doing things by the book. Either way, Cybertron is on the verge of change, and after this, nothing will ever be the same.
TRANSFORMERS GALAXIES #4 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Tyler Bleszinski (A) Livio Ramondelli (CA) Sara Pitre-Durocher "Constructicons Rising," Part Four! With the help of their benefactors, the Constructicons have once more been empowered. And with power, comes a way for them to escape their exile... and tear everything down in the process! The devastating conclusion to the first arc!
Pick(s) of the week, February 12, 2020
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #39 2099 MARVEL COMICS (W) Nick Spencer (A) Iban Coello (CA) Patrick Gleason • There's a new game in town, and the ante is QUITE HIGH! • Welcome to The Palace, a super-villain casino run by the classic (and under-utilized) Spidey-villain CHANCE! It's got everything a villain could want, including betting on whether your arch-enemy is going to make it through his or her latest super-battle! • Not only will this not sit well with Spidey, but it may just CRUSH him. Rated T
IMMORTAL HULK #31 MARVEL COMICS (W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross • There's a new monster in town. He's cuddly. He's lovable. He's down with the kids. And he's available for your corporate retreat. • Yes, there was another Hulk, once - the one who made all those nasty threats to end the world. But who needs him? • THE LIVING HULK is here. And he's going to save us all - or your money back. Rated T+
THOR #3 MARVEL COMICS (W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel THE BATTLE OF TWO STORMS! It's Mjolnir versus Stormbreaker as Thor's old ally Beta Ray Bill makes a thunderous entrance! But what has put the two friends at odds - and can the King of Asgard convince the Korbinite to let him continue his bloody mission to save all that is? Rated T+
BATMAN PENNYWORTH RIP #1 DC COMICS (W) James TynionIV, Peter J. Tomasi (A) Eddy Barrows & Various (CA) Lee Weeks Alfred Pennyworth served the Wayne family for decades-even through the tragic loss of Bruce Wayne's parents. His death at the hands of Bane is the only event that could possibly compare to that fateful night in Crime Alley, and it leaves Bruce at a similar crossroads. If Alfred was the glue that held the Bat-Family together, how will Batman deal with that all falling apart? And if the Caped Crusader is to be truly alone, he might either hang that cape up once and for all...or double down and carry on with this vengeful quest forever. Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1 celebrates the life of one of the most important people in the history of Gotham City, while also addressing questions about what's next.
BATMANS GRAVE #5 (OF 12) DC COMICS (W) Warren Ellis (A) Bryan Hitch, Kevin Nowland (CA) Bryan Hitch The Batman is summoned to Arkham Asylum, where he is presented with parts of a deadly puzzle he couldn't see assembling all around him. And he may not make it out alive.
SUPERMAN #20 DC COMICS (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis (CA) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado The United Planets is a perfect, beautiful idea...that completely flies in the face of everything the barbaric Mongul has been fighting for his entire life. Mongol will destroy the United Planets and Superman with it. And he said something about using Earth as his toilet. Which doesn't sound very nice. The return of one of Superman's biggest and baddest villains...bigger and badder than ever!
TRANSFORMERS 100 PAGE GIANT POWER PREDACONS IDW PUBLISHING (W) John Paul Bove & Various (A) Corin Howell & Various (CA) Don Figueroa Prepare to be terrorized by this collection of the Predacons' finest moments! Collecting stories from Transformers UK #135-136, Transformers UK Annual 1987, Beast Wars: The Gathering #1, Transformers Spotlight Jazz, and the never before republished Transformers: Dawn of the Predacus 2016 BotCon exclusive comic!
TRANSFORMERS VALENTINES DAY SPECIAL IDW PUBLISHING (W) Sara Pitre-Durocher, Patrick Ehlers (A) Jack Lawrence, Sara Pitre-Durocher Bookish Glyph wants a challenge-to do work for xeno-relations, not just data analysis. Athletic Tap-Out needs a challenge-his boxing career isn't working out so well. When one mission presents both of them a chance to meet new challenges head-on, will they be able to lift each other up to the task or will they just get in each other's way?
Robo-mance is real in this adventure focusing on love in the Transformers universe! The perfect gift for Valentine's Day or any romantic occasion! Back-up story written by the real-life engaged couple: Kate Leth & Cohen Edenfield!
ANT-MAN #1 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Zeb Wells (A) Dylan Burnett (CA) Eduard Petrovich Scott Lang is back and doing better than ever! Er, at least according to him, but his daughter, Stinger, and the anthill he's living in say otherwise. Desperate to raise his daughter's opinion of him, Scott takes a job from local beekeepers only to uncover a global conspiracy that could topple the world order! No time to call the Avengers, this sounds like a job for - ANT-MAN?! Join the explosive creative team of Zeb Wells (NOVA) and Dylan Burnett
X-MEN FANTASTIC FOUR #1 (OF 4) MARVEL COMICS (W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Terry Dodson KRAKOA. Every mutant on Earth lives there ... except for one. But now it's time for FRANKLIN RICHARDS to come home. It's the X-MEN VS. the FANTASTIC FOUR and nothing will ever be the same. Rated T+
BATMAN #88 DC COMICS (W) James TynionIV (A) Guillem March (CA) Tony S. Daniel The conspiracy that will rock Batman's world continues to unfold as the Dark Knight travels to Arkham Asylum to get answers from the Penguin! What dark secret does he share with The Joker, the Riddler, and...Catwoman? Plus, the plague of assassins descending upon Gotham City in its weakest moments continues! Will this be the moment when Deathstroke finally takes down Batman?!
JUSTICE LEAGUE #40 DC COMICS (W) Robert Venditti (A) Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza (CA) Bryan Hitch The next chapter for comics' premier superteam begins! An unexpected arrival from the stars brings a dire warning to the Justice League: A new breed of conquerors is on the march. Led by Superman's nemesis Eradicator, a genetically engineered, super-powered strike team has come to subjugate Earth. To aid the Justice League, Batman makes the unprecedented decision of enlisting an ancient, unrivaled power, which calls into question who, exactly, is in charge. With the League on unsure footing, will they be ready to save the world?
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #18 DC COMICS (W) Dan Abnett (A) Will Conrad (CA) Jose Ladrönn Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and the new JLO have their first encounter with their lost friend Cyborg. Will Victor Stone's hidden messages be the clue to releasing him from Darkseid's deadly grip, or is Vic gone forever? How much is Jessica willing to risk to save her old friends?
POWER RANGERS TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #3 BOOM! STUDIOS (W) Ryan Parrott (A) Simone Di Meo (CA) Dan Mora Rita Repulsa faces off against Shredder for control of the weapon that will change the Power Rangers forever! No matter who wins, the world will never be the same! As the two villains battle, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers must find a way to storm the Foot Clan base to save Tommy, as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles step up to help their new allies in an unexpected way.
AVENGERS #30 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jason Aaron (A) Ed McGuinness (CA) Mico Suayan STARBRAND REBORN Conclusion: WHO WILL BE BRANDED? In a Shi'ar space prison the size of a galaxy, the cosmic war for the Starbrand super weapon comes to its cataclysmic conclusion. Who is the shocking new wielder of the Starbrand? And will they survive long enough to control the epic planet-melting power at their disposal? Not if Gladiator of the Shi'ar has anything to say about it. But the space-ravaged Avengers will have a thing or two to say about it too. Including Brood Thor, Captain Corsair, the War Widow, the new-look She-Hulk and Blade... as you've never seen him before! Rated T+
AVENGERS OF THE WASTELANDS #1 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Ed Brisson (A) Jonas Scharf (CA) Juan Jose Ryp A NEW STORY FROM THE WORLD OF OLD MAN LOGAN! In a world where most of the super heroes fell at the hands of the RED SKULL over fifty years ago, a new force rises in the Wastelands! DANI CAGE wields the mighty Mjolnir for the cause of peace, but when the brutal regime of DOCTOR DOOM forces DWIGHT (a.k.a. the owner of the surviving Ant-Man technology) to Dani and HULK in a last ditch effort to survive, the AVENGERS may ASSEMBLE once more! Spinning out of the saga begun in OLD MAN LOGAN, and following up OLD MAN QUILL and DEAD MAN LOGAN, this is the can't miss premiere of Ed Brisson and Jonas Scharf's magnum opus! Rated T+
THOR #2 MARVEL COMICS (W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel THE BLACK WINTER AND THE DEVOURER KING! Before him lies the Black Winter; behind, a trail of death wrought by his own hand. The God of Thunder hurtles through the cosmos, searching for the power to save Asgard and all existence. But no power in the heavens can save a god - a king - from his bloody duty. Rated T+
ACTION COMICS #1019 DC COMICS (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) John Romita, Klaus Janson One of the biggest battles in Superman history tears through Metropolis as the super-villain team-up of Lex Luthor, the Legion of Doom, and Leviathan come to change Superman's city forever! The blockbuster creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artists John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson create a Superman epic for the ages-as the Man of Steel deals with the public disclosure of his secret identity
DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #3 DC COMICS (W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Sumit Kumar, Eduardo Risso (CA) Steve Rude Of all the mayhem and madness that "City of Bane" visited upon Batman's world, the death of Alfred Pennyworth had the greatest impact. As Bruce struggles to pick up the pieces of his life, the absence of the man who had always helped him is felt with devastating consequences. With new storm clouds brewing on the horizon, does Bruce Wayne have what it takes to honor his dearest friend's memory?
JUSTICE LEAGUE #39 DC COMICS (W) Scott Snyder (A) Jorge Jimenez (CA) Tyler Kirkham In the wake of the Justice/Doom War, the Justice League finds themselves stranded at the far end of the universe and facing a challenge they've never faced before. But what will they find on their journey? Has their battle with Perpetua had consequences reaching farther across the cosmos than they ever imagined? Superstar scribe Scott Snyder says farewell to the Justice League with a special story that both winds down all the things he started in issue #1-and nods toward everything that comes next in the DC Universe.
TRANSFORMERS #16 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Brian Ruckley (A) Anna Malkova, Bethany McGuire-Smith (CA) Corin Howell Riots rock Cybertron as the delicate balance of peace is fully disrupted. Amidst the anti-Autobot, anti-Decepticon, and anti-Rise actions, can Orion Pax, Chromia, and a Decepticon finally link the deaths of Brainstorm and Rubble to a larger conspiracy?
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!