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                               Pick(s) of the week- October 17, 2018:

                                                          MARVEL:

ASTONISHING X-MEN #16
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A/CA) Greg Land
• Havok, leader of...the Reavers?!
•  What circumstances have led Havok to side with the bad guys once more?
•  And will it stick this time?
Rated T+

OLD MAN LOGAN #49
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ed Brisson (A) Ibraim Roberson (CA) Andrea Sorrentino
RAGE INTO DARKNESS!
•  The Maestro made a terrible enemy...
•  ...one who can take all the punishment he can dish out...
•  ...one just as stubborn as he is...
•  ...the man named Logan!
Parental Advisory

WHAT IF? GHOST RIDER #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Sebastian Girner (A) Caspar Wijngaard (CA) Aleksi Briclot
You've only heard whispers of this real-world/Marvel Universe crossover until now, when moral decline and budgetary shortfalls have combined to lower our lawyers' resistance! Sebastian Girner (Shirtless Bear-Fighter, Scales & Scoundrels) and Caspar Wijngaard (Angelic, Limbo, DOCTOR APHRA ANNUAL #2) recklessly bring you the tale of the first and only true Nordic black metal band to visit the Marvel Universe through the INSANITY of likeness release waivers! What role does GHOST RIDER Robbie Reyes play, and will YOUR MIND survive the BRUTALITY?!
Rated T+

X-MEN BLACK MYSTIQUE #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Seanan McGuire & Various (A) Marco Failla (CA) J. Scott Campbell
THAT'S SO RAVEN!
What's a day in the life for Raven Darkholme, A.K.A. Mystique? Brutal kills, revenge-fueled chills, seductive thrills...and that's all before breakfast! Award-winning author Seanan McGuire (X-MEN GOLD ANNUAL #2)  and rising star Marco Failla take Marvel's multifaceted mutant murderess for a spin! PLUS: Part 3 of X-MEN BLACK: APOCALYPSE!
Rated T+

                                                                         DC:

BATMAN #57
DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Tony S. Daniel
The KGBeast isn't working alone. As the Cold War between Batman and the Russian killer heats up, Batman's nose for mystery gets to twitching when he suspects there's more to the KGBeast's attacks than initially thought. Not only does this tie back to the court case Bruce Wayne sat on involving Mr. Freeze, there's another villainous Gotham ghoul in play-but whom?

JUSTICE LEAGUE #10 FOIL (DROWNED EARTH)
DC COMICS
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Francis Manapul
THE ROAD TO "DROWNED EARTH"! When Wonder Woman learns that Cheetah gained new powers and killed the Greek sea god, Poseidon, that sets Aquaman off on a search for answers, bringing him into conflict with an entity known as the Flood, a herald for long-dead ocean gods with an ancient grudge against Poseidon, Atlantis and, well, everyone else on Earth. Who are those guys? Some very big fish-and you know what big fish do? Eat smaller fish like Aquaman and his Justice League buddies!

                                                                 INDEPENDENTS:

STAR WARS TALES FROM VADERS CASTLE #3 (OF 5)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Cavan Scott (A) Derek Charm, Corin Howell (CA) Francesco Francavilla
Tales from Vader's Castle puts a spooky spin on your favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away...
This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars universe and features Rebels stars Hear, Kanan, and Chopper; Obi-Wan Kenobi and Count Dooku; Han Solo and Chewbacca; the Ewoks; and of course, Darth Vader -all under the shadow of Vader's Castle!  Fans will be excited to discover these creepy stories by fan-favorite writer Cavan Scott with art by the greatest talent from across the galaxy, including Derek Charm, Kelley Jones, Chris Fenoglio, Corin Howell, Robert Hack, and Charles Paul Wilson III!  Covers by Eisner-winning artist Francesco Francavilla! Collect all five! Featuring your favorite Star Wars characters in classic spooky stories! Ask your retailer about the ultra-rare variant cover by Derek Charm!

TMNT ONGOING #87
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (A/CA) Dave Wachter
"Battle Lines," Part 2 of 4. It's an all-out fracas as alliances form and break down while the TMNT take the fight to Bishop with the fate of alien life on Earth hanging in the balance!
 A desperate moment for a key character!

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                                        Pick(s) of the week- October 10, 2018:

                                                      MARVEL:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
• Boomerang is, no joke, the worst roommate ever.
•  Not only does he prove the phrase "three's a crowd" but also, he somehow talks Spider-Man into going to the Bar With No Name...
•  ...putting Spidey in the crosshairs of dozens of super villains!
Rated T

AVENGERS #9
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) David Marquez
WORLD WAR BELOW!
With the underwater world on the brink of war, the Avengers go aquatic to save the day, but air-breathers are no longer welcome in the undersea city of Atlantis. And Namor, the Sub-Mariner, lord of the seven seas, has a bold new plan that will change the balance of power on Earth forever.
Rated T+

INFINITY WARS #4 (OF 6)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Mike Deodato
Requiem is victorious. Infinity has been warped. Reality only has one hope.
Rated T+

SPIDER-GEDDON #1 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Christos Gage, Dan Slott (A/CA) Jorge Molina
REVENGE OF THE SPIDER-VERSE!
Back in 2014, SPIDER-VERSE brought every Spider-Man ever together. This event spinning out of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 has Christos Gage and Dan Slott teaming up to destroy them all. The Inheritors have somehow gotten out of their radioactive prison planet and made their way to the Marvel Universe. It's going to take a whole Spider-Army to keep them from TAKING IT ALL! Starring Spider-Man, Doctor Octopus, Spider-Gwen, Miles Morales, Spider-Woman, the Spider-Man from the anticipated video game and, well, every Spider-Man and Spider-Woman ever, including some brand-new ones! With Jorge Molina on art, the END OF ALL SPIDERS never looked so good!
Rated T+

WHAT IF? PUNISHER #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Carl Potts (A) Juanan Ramirez (CA) Chris Stevens
WITH GREAT POWER...
When Peter Parker's Uncle Ben is ruthlessly killed by a burglar Peter let escape, he vows to never let the same fate befall another innocent bystander.  From then on, he stands as a figure of cold retribution.  Criminals beware - the guilty caught in this spider's web will be PUNISHED.
But will Parker stand triumphant...or shattered by this twist of fate?
The friendly neighborhood takes a different turn in this WHAT IF? adventure, positing a very different sense of responsibility for the man who will be known as THE PUNISHER, as his battles against villains like the GREEN GOBLIN take a new path!
Rated T+

X-MEN BLACK MOJO #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Scott Auckerman & Various (A) Nick Bradshaw & Various (CA) J. Scott Campbell
THE SPINELESS SHOWMAN TAKES CENTER STAGE!
That's right - that most successful producer ever to pack the cross-time airwaves, the man himself, MOJO, has yet another plan in place the boost his ratings at the X-Men's expense! And I'm sure he would say it's THE MOST IMPORTANT COMIC BOOK YOU'LL EVER READ!
PLUS: Part 2 of X-MEN BLACK: APOCALYPSE!
Rated T+

                                                          DC

DETECTIVE COMICS #990 FOIL
DC COMICS
(W) James Robinson (A) Stephen Segovia (CA) John Paul Leon
Batman is hot on the trail of a murder suspect, but first he'll have to get past Two-Face. Even though Harvey Dent seems to be asserting control, how long before he becomes a sociopathic criminal once again? More importantly, what is Dent's connection to the victim, and what does it all have to do with the terrorist organization of slithering serpents called Kobra?! Whatever it is, it's big enough to reunite Jim Gordon and former district attorney Harvey Dent, and that meeting alone is worth the cover price.
Batman's newest partner...Two-Face? As Harvey Dent's persona asserts fragile control over the villain's psyche, the Dark Knight, Commissioner Gordon and their ally-turned-enemy-turned-ally must work together to stop Kobra's terrorist attack against Gotham City.

SUPERMAN #4 FOIL
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis
As Superman fights to protect the world  from Rogol Zaar and the Kryptonian convicts trapped inside the Phantom Zone, the greatest minds on Earth devise a risky plan to return the planet from the deadly prison. With the Earth continuing to crack and crumble and its greatest heroes fall, can the Man of Steel hold the line and give his adopted world a chance to escape?

WONDER WOMAN #56 FOIL (WITCHING HOUR)
DC COMICS
(W) James TynionIV (A) Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy (CA) Yasmine Putri
"The Witching Hour" part two! The Justice League Dark barely escaped their first encounter with Hecate, but they know she'll be coming back for the power inside Wonder Woman. But what if Diana could tap into that power herself to take on Hecate directly?

                                                INDEPENDENTS:

STAR WARS TALES FROM VADERS CASTLE #2 (OF 5)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Cavan Scott (A) Derek Charm, Kelly Jones (CA) Francesco Francavilla
Tales from Vader's Castle puts a spooky spin on your favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away...

This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars universe and features Rebels stars Hear, Kanan, and Chopper; Obi-Wan Kenobi and Count Dooku; Han Solo and Chewbacca; the Ewoks; and of course, Darth Vader -all under the shadow of Vader's Castle!

Fans will be excited to discover these creepy stories by fan-favorite writer Cavan Scott with art by the greatest talent from across the galaxy, including Derek Charm, Kelley Jones, Chris Fenoglio, Corin Howell, Robert Hack, and Charles Paul Wilson III!

Covers by Eisner-winning artist Francesco Francavilla! Collect all five!
Featuring your favorite Star Wars characters in classic spooky stories!

TRANSFORMERS UNICRON #5 (OF 6)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) John Barber (A/CA) Alex Milne
THE END IS HERE! The Transformers bots make one last, desperate stand against Unicron, as Optimus Prime plunges deep into the monster-and into the dark history that spawned them both.

The final battle rages as Unicron attacks the Earth!
Jam-packed with guest stars in a battle for survival-but will anyone make it out alive?

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                                       Pick(s) of the week- October 3, 2018:

                                                                   MARVEL:

ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #2
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matteo Lolli (CA) Dale Keown
ALL DEAD GODS GO TO WAR!
Angela's ragtag team of Asgardians are hot on Nebula's trail - but she's left a grisly gift behind. With the power of the Naglfar Armada at her cybernetic fingertips, Nebula is unleashing hordes of undead gods to ravage the galaxy. And its only defenders are a slightly traitorous Executioner, a half-mortal Valkyrie, a lost Asgardian huntress, a hammer-wielding teenager, a suit of ancient armor and a frog. And if the rest of the team finds out who's behind the Destroyer's faceplate, things will go from bad to Ragnarok. Guest-starring Gladiator and the Imperial Guard!
Rated T+

INFINITY WARS SLEEPWALKER #1 (OF 4)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Chad Bowers, Chris Sims (A/CA) Todd Nauck
Deep in the mind of man, in the ephemeral land of dreams, he lurks! The Sleepwalker - a guardian of the Mindscape, a realm threatened by the disruptive power of the Infinity Stones! But when all of reality becomes warped in INFINITY WARS, can Sleepwalker find the help he needs to save us all?
Rated T+

SUPERIOR OCTOPUS #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Christos Gage (A) Mike Hawthorne (CA) Travis Charest
DOC OCK-TOBER STARTS HERE IN THIS SPIDER-GEDDON TIE IN!
•  Doc Ock has set up shop as San Francisco's protector, but you won't believe his methods.
•  Some of Otto Octavius's new super hero strategies may make Spider-Man regret letting him free, but the good doctor swears that he's the SUPERIOR OCTOPUS!
•  Chistos Gage (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and Mike Hawthorne (Deadpool) will change the way you look at super hero comics.
Rated T+

WHAT IF? SPIDER-MAN #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gerry Conway (A) Diego Olortegui (CA) Patrick Zircher
• What if Peter Parker wasn't the one bitten by the radioactive spider?
•  What if the person who got bit was someone who didn't live by the mantra of "with great power comes great responsibility"?
•  What if that person was an egotistical bully who was only interested in taking care of himself?
•  What if...FLASH THOMPSON became Spider-Man?
Rated T+

WHAT IF? X-MEN #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Bryan Hill (A) Neil Edwards, Giannis Milonogiannis (CA) Rahzzah
From the publisher that gave you OLD MAN LOGAN and HOUSE OF M... The X-Men as you never imagined! Welcome to the EXE/scape, a digital wonderland of business and pleasure accessible to anyone with the social (or monetary) capital for the bio-mods needed to log in... Or you can bypass all of that by being born carrying an .EXE/gene! But circumventing the login regulations is exactly what got the likes of Charles Xavier and his .EXE/men banned and driven underground in the first place... Free-roamers u/Domino and u/Cable have taken every dirty job there is on the 'scape, but when a simple data scrubbing job turns bad, the life of bio-mod magnate Erik Lehnsherr hangs in the balance, and with it, their very society... It's a whole new world of X-Men by Bryan Edward Hill (Detective Comics), Neil Edwards (Justice League) and Giannis Milonogiannis (Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network)!
Rated T+

X-MEN BLACK MAGNETO #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Chris Claremont (A) Dalibor Talajic (CA) J. Scott Campbell
MAGNETO IS BACK!
...and so is Chris Claremont! For years, Magneto has done everything he can to achieve his goals for mutant domination. But now Magneto has declared that enough is enough. So what revolutionary plan does Magneto have that will change the face of mutantkind? And will anyone be able to stop him? Will anyone want to? PLUS: Includes Part 1 of X-MEN BLACK: APOCALYPSE the back up story by Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler, and Geraldo Borge!
Rated T+

                                                                 DC:

BATMAN #56 FOIL
DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Tony S. Daniel
The Dark Knight's looking to drop both the hammer and sickle on the KGBeast, whose rampage across Gotham City takes a toll on Nightwing when he's injured in the fray. Blaming himself for his ward's fate, Batman gets grimmer than usual-and vows to take the Russian assassin down like the Berlin Wall. Is even Gotham City ready for that much violence? The streets will run red like borscht if the Dark Knight gets his way against this Soviet scourge.

GREEN LANTERNS #56 FOIL
DC COMICS
(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Marco Santucci (CA) Mike Perkins
With the Green Lantern Corps at its weakest, Cyborg Superman and the Ravagers dish out damage across the cosmos! Now John Stewart, the Corps' last hope, can barely crawl out of his hospital bed!

WONDER WOMAN & JL DARK WITCHING HOUR #1
DC COMICS
(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Jesus Merino
Just in time for Halloween, it's "The Witching Hour," a five-part weekly event that will rewrite the future of DC's magical heroes!
Hecate, the witch-goddess of magic, always knew a day would come when the monsters she stole her magic from would return. Now she must activate the Witchmarked, humans within whom she secreted vast stores of power. And the most powerful of the Witchmarked? Wonder Woman!

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BATMAN THE MAXX #1 (OF 5) ARKHAM DREAMS
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Sam Keith (A/CA) Sam Kieth
Batman must face the strangest and most bizarre adventure of his career, as he meets comics' strangest and most bizarre hero... THE MAXX! IDW and DC Comics proudly present the most surreal, quirky, and wonderful crossover of all time!
A devious new doctor at Arkham Asylum is conducting unconventional experiments into the human psyche, and he kicks off a chain reaction of disaster when he experiments on Arkham's newest patient, The Maxx! The city of Gotham is starting to merge with The Maxx's psychedelic mental landscape, known as the Outback, blurring the line between real and unreal. It's up to Batman to save not just Gotham, but all of reality, and he and The Maxx are going to have to travel through some of the darkest places imaginable-the twisted minds of Batman's greatest enemies!
Join Batman and The Maxx on an off-kilter and unforgettable romp through the diabolical consciousnesses of Batman's greatest foes. Legendary artist Sam Kieth (Sandman, Wolverine) returns to his greatest creation, The Maxx, and returns to Gotham as well, assisted by mult-Eisner Award-winning writer John Layman (Detective, Chew).
First new The Maxx story in more than a decade!

STAR WARS TALES FROM VADERS CASTLE #1 (OF 5)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Cavan Scott (A) Derek Charm, Chris Fenoglio (CA) Francesco Francavilla
Tales from Vader's Castle puts a spooky spin on your favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away...
This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars universe and features Rebels stars Hear, Kanan, and Chopper; Obi-Wan Kenobi and Count Dooku; Han Solo and Chewbacca; the Ewoks; and of course, Darth Vader -all under the shadow of Vader's Castle!
Fans will be excited to discover these creepy stories by fan-favorite writer Cavan Scott with art by the greatest talent from across the galaxy, including Derek Charm, Kelley Jones, Chris Fenoglio, Corin Howell, Robert Hack, and Charles Paul Wilson III!

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                    Pick(s) of the week, September 26, 2018:

                                                        MARVEL:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #6
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Humberto Ramos, Steve Lieber (CA) Humberto Ramos
• Wondering when Boomerang's status as Spider-Man's roommate would blow up?
•  Yeah, it's this issue. Uh-oh.
Rated T

EDGE OF SPIDER-GEDDON #4 (OF 4)
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A/CA) Aaron Kuder
• Science-Industrialist Norman Osborn's life changed when a radioactive spider bit him.
•  With young scientist Peter Parker working for his company, Norman became a very different Spider-Man and changed the world.
•  Now, however, Norman's son Harry is seen wearing a green armor suit and threatening everything Norman has built!
Rated T+

SPIDERGEDDON #0
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Christos Gage (A/CA) Clayton Crain
SPIDERGEDDON IS HERE!
•  The end of all Spiders doesn't exclude the star of the most anticipated video game of 2018!
•  Marvel's Spider-Man is out September 7, 2018 exclusively on PlayStation 4. He makes his Marvel Comics debut on September 26!
•  How does he enter the Marvel Universe and what role will he play in the final chapter of SPIDER-VERSE?!
Rated T

OLD MAN HAWKEYE #9 (OF 12)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Sacks, Ethan (A/CA) Marco Checchetto
• Finally, the moment you've been waiting for: BULLSEYE vs. HAWKEYE! 
•  But with Hawkeye's deteriorated sight, what chance does he have against the marksman who never misses?
•  And will he be able to bury the hatchet with SONGBIRD long enough to learn the truth about her betrayal?
•  Don't miss this critical juncture in the OLD MAN HAWKEYE saga!
Parental Advisory

OLD MAN LOGAN #48
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ed Brisson (A) Ibraim Roberson (CA) Andrea Sorrentino
A GRUDGE MATCH FOR THE AGES!
•  Logan isn't the only refugee from a dystopian future loose in the Marvel Universe....THE MAESTRO RETURNS!
•  Gamma vs. Adamantium!  Intellect vs. instinct! It's "Days of Anger" ROUND TWO!
Parental Advisory

                                                                    DC:

DETECTIVE COMICS #989
DC COMICS
(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Stephen Segovia
ighting off Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum and two versions of the pyro-maniac Firefly shouldn't be too difficult for Batman...but the real threat comes from the fact that they're pairs! For some reason, Two-Face doesn't want Batman to discover the truth behind the murder he's investigating...but what's his angle?

DOOMSDAY CLOCK #7 (OF 12)
DC COMICS
(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Gary Frank
The critically acclaimed team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank continue the groundbreaking miniseries bringing the world of WATCHMEN to DC. In this chapter, the truth behind Dr. Manhattan's curiosity with the DC Universe is revealed as the planet teeters on the edge of the Super-War.

HEROES IN CRISIS #1 (OF 7)
DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Clay Mann
There's a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by C.I.A.-operative-turned-comics-writer Tom King: How does a superhero handle PTSD? Welcome to Sanctuary, an ultra-secret hospital for superheroes who've been
traumatized by crime-fighting and cosmic combat. But something goes inexplicably wrong when many patients wind up dead, with two well-known operators as the prime suspects:
Harley Quinn and Booster Gold! It's up to the DC Trinity of Superman, Wonder Woman and
Batman to investigate-but can they get the job done in the face of overwhelming opposition?

JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #1
DC COMICS
(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Stjepan Sejic
Spinning out of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! When a cosmic menace threatens worlds beyond our own in the Ghost Sector, it falls to a new Justice League team to answer the call to battle! Cyborg, Starfire, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and an out-of-his-element Azrael head to deep space inside a commandeered Brainiac Skull Ship. But as these wildcard teammates try to break through the impenetrable maelstrom imprisoning the desperate collection of planets, they discover something that nothing in the universe could have prepared them for: Darkseid...who says he's there to help?!

                                                            INDEPENDENTS:


STAR TREK VS TRANSFORMERS #1 (OF 4) IDW PUBLISHING(W) John Barber, Mike Johnson (A/CA) Philip MurphyThe Transformers '80s cartoon series meets Star Trek: The Animated Series in a no-holds-barred Saturday Morning mash-up for the ages!At the edge of Klingon space, the starship Enterprise finds there's more to the final frontier than meets the eye, when Kirk and his crew come face to face with the strangest life forms of all: Cybertronians! This unprecedented crossover brings together two of the greatest science fiction universes of all time-in the style of their classic animated series! A five-year mission meets a four-million-year war! Written by two titans of their respective properties, John Barber (Optimus Prime, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel) and Mike Johnson (the most prolific Star Trek comic book writer of ALL TIME!)!Philip Murphy's A & B covers connect to form an amazing heroes and villains image!

TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #24
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) James Roberts (A) Brendan Cahill (CA) Nick Roche
LAST STAND! All they wanted was an adventure. Now, as worlds turn to dust and every sacred truth is undone, as everything they've run from catches up with them and every gruesome future comes to pass, Rodimus and his loved ones just want it all to stop. But the end of the universe waits for no one, and so the survivors of the Lost Light must take up arms... for the very last time.
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.

Only two issues left! Closing a story six years in the making.

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                                     Pick(s) of the week-September 19, 2018:

                                                                 MARVEL:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Garry Brown (CA) Aco
TIES THAT BIND!
Years ago, Spider-Man came back from an alien world with a fantastic new costume - one he eventually learned was a living alien symbiote looking to bond with him permanently!  But before he rejected the costume that went on to become VENOM, many a night the symbiote would creep onto Peter, and unbeknownst to its host, take them out into the night!
Now, for the first time, see just what the symbiote steered Peter into during these mysterious nighttime excursions! Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT) weaves an ALL-NEW nightmare fairy tale, illustrated by the incomparable Garry Brown, in what is sure to be a dream book for any Spider-Man fan!
Rated T+

CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNUAL #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Tini Howard (A) Chris Sprouse, Ron Lim (CA) Chris Sprouse
• During an advance scouting mission in World War II, Captain America and Bucky come across an old farmhouse where a group of concentration camp escapees are fending off recapture.
•  If they can hold the line, the Allies will come to the rescue. But it's going to be a long night...
•  Rising star Tini Howard joins superstar Chris Sprouse for a powerful, gripping journey into Captain America's storied past!
Rated T+

RETURN OF WOLVERINE #1 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Steve McNiven
HE'S BACK, BUB.
Parental Advisory

X-MEN GOLD #36
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) Pere Perez (CA) Phil Noto
• A special look into a day in the life of the headmistress of the Xavier Institute...
Rated T+

                                                            DC:

BATMAN #55
DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Tony S. Daniel
The KGBeast lives! The Russian super-assassin is back-but under whose orders? Does he have a specific mission, or is this simply some leftover Cold War mayhem? Nyet, comrade-it has to do with Bruce Wayne's recent court case involving Mr. Freeze. Something is rotten in Gotham, and you can still smell it, even if it's on ice!

BATMAN DAMNED #1 (OF 3) (MR)
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Lee Bermejo
DC BLACK LABEL, the highly anticipated new imprint from DC Comics, starts here!
The Joker is dead.
There is no doubt about that. But whether Batman finally snapped his scrawny neck or some other sinister force in Gotham City did the deed is still a mystery.
Problem is, Batman can't remember... and the more he digs into this labyrinthine case, the more his mind starts to doubt everything he's uncovering.
So who better to set him straight than... John Constantine? Problem with that is as much as John loves a good mystery, he loves messing with people's heads even more. So with John's "help," the pair will delve into the sordid underbelly of Gotham as they race toward the mind-blowing truth of who murdered The Joker.
BATMAN: DAMNED is a bimonthly super-natural horror story told by two of comics' greatest modern creators-a visceral thrill-ride that proudly puts the "black" in BLACK LABEL.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #8
DC COMICS
(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Mikel Janin
Part two of the "Legion of Doom" storyline focuses on Lex Luthor's recruiting efforts-and this time around, he's targeting both Cheetah and Black Manta for membership! Lex knows just what buttons to push to acquire his super-powered muscle, and this issue it's all about getting revenge on Wonder Woman and Aquaman, respectively. We bet they sign right up as soon as they find out Lex has METAL's Batman Who Laughs locked up in Doom HQ!

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TERMINATOR SECTOR WAR #2 (OF 4)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Brian Wood (A) Jeff Stokely
NYPD officer Lucy Castro is being hunted by the T-800, and seeks protection from a local crime boss in order to survive the night. Will it be enough?

TMNT ONGOING #86
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (A/CA) Dave Wachter
"Battle Lines," Part 1 of 3! The maniacal Bishop has his eyes set on destroying the Utroms and the Triceratons once and for all. The Turtles will have to use all of their resources to stop him... but new divisions between the brothers threaten to ruin the plan before it begins!

The start of a pivotal new story arc!

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