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                             Pick(s) of the week- November 21, 2018:

                                                         Marvel:

ASTONISHING X-MEN #17
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A/CA) Greg Land
• It's X-Men vs. Reavers vs. Sentinels!
•  But in this battle royale, who will come out on top?
•  And will Havok finally prove himself to be the X-Man he claims to be?
Rated T+

MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH #2 (OF 6)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Matthew Rosenberg, Donny Cates (A) Niko Henrichon (CA) Geoff Shaw
In celebration of the legendary imprint founded by Marvel's CCO Joe Quesada, a new crop of talent stands poised to tell a groundbreaking story across the Marvel Universe!
In the cemetery, the blind man does not know who he is, or why he has come to this particular grave at this moment.
He doesn't know the burly police officer with the wild story who has approached him.
Or the strangely intense man who sits in the rear seat of the patrol car, his eyes flashing green.
But all of that is about to change.
Because Matt Murdock is beginning to remember...
In a colorless world without heroes, the spark of light...must come from the dark...
Rated T

SPIDER-GEDDON #4 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Christos Gage (A/CA) Jorge Molina
• As long as SOLUS, the father of the Inheritors, has not returned, the Spiders still stand a chance.
•  If he is revived, it means Kaine and Spider-Woman's Spider-Force has fallen...
•  And the Spider-Eaters have one leader, one cause - total annihilation!
Rated T

                                                               DC:

BATMAN #59
DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Mikel Janin
Caught between Batman and his unseen enemy, the Penguin has to think on his feet to avoid being taken down by either side. If he chooses one way, he goes to jail; if he chooses the other, he ends up dead. Then again, the choice seems obvious. Is Batman ready for a new kind of avian sidekick?

JUSTICE LEAGUE #12 (DROWNED EARTH)
DC COMICS
(W) James TynionIV (A) Frazer Irving (CA) Jorge Jimenez
"DROWNED EARTH" part three! It's Batman, in a full-body cast, versus the Legion of Doom! Get a ringside seat for the craziest fight in comics as a bedridden Batman battles The Joker, Lex Luthor, Gorilla Grodd and Sinestro! Meanwhile, Aquaman locks tridents with Poseidon and Mera discovers an ancient secret that could change the fate of Atlantis-and the entire Earth-forever!

                                                        INDEPENDENTS:

OPTIMUS PRIME #25
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) John Barber (A/CA) Kei Zama
END OF THE ROAD! The battle is over. Heroes have fallen. Worlds have died. Now Optimus Prime faces his final ordeal-as past, present, and future collide. Who will stand with him? And when it's all over, who will carry the mantle of "Prime?"

TMNT URBAN LEGENDS #7IDW PUBLISHING(W) Gary Carlson (A/CA) Frank Fosco Casey Jones' daughter has been kidnapped. The Turtles blame themselves, and as the gravity of their situation threatens to tear them apart, Ralph seeks help from an old enemy who can tell him where the child is... for a terrible price!

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                               Pick(s) of the week- November 14, 2018:

                                                              MARVEL:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
• There's been a major theft the likes of which we've never seen and for once, The Black Cat didn't do it.
•  But Spider-Man might need the help of his once-foe-once-friend-once-crime-boss Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat!
Rated T

BLACK ORDER #1 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Derek Landy (A/CA) Philip Tan
FROM THE INFINITY WAR INTO THEIR OWN LIMITED SERIES!
They are the five dreadlords, the Cull Obsidian, Thanos' most feared warriors and disciples... Ruthless villains to a one, the Black Order has been dispatched by the Grandmaster to destabilize a burgeoning empire, and along the way they come to realize that as big and as bad as they are, there is always someone bigger and badder... The bombastic writing style of novelist Derek Landy (Skulduggery Pleasant) and the electrifying artwork of Philip Tan combine for an absolutely unhinged super-villain adventure!
Rated T+

UNCANNY X-MEN #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ed Brisson & Various (A) Mahmud A. Asrar & Various (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
THE CHILDREN OF THE ATOM ARE BACK!
New ongoing series kicking off with a 10-part weekly epic, the flagship X-Men series that started it all is back and better than ever! Starting with a mysterious and tragic disappearance, the X-Men are drawn into what might be...their final adventure?! X-Fan favorite writers Ed Brisson (EXTERMINATION), Matthew Rosenberg (PHOENIX RESURRECTION) and Kelly Thompson (MR. & MRS. X) and all-star artists Mahmud Asrar (X-MEN RED), R.B. Silva (X-MEN BLUE), Yildiray Cinar (WEAPON X) and Pere Pérez (ROGUE AND GAMBIT) join forces to bring you...X-MEN DISASSEMBLED?!
Rated T+ 

                                                               DC:

DETECTIVE COMICS #992
DC COMICS
(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Carmine Giandomenico
There's a new Dynamic Duo in Gotham City-introducing Batman and Two-Face! What the what?! The Dark Knight is forced to team with old friend and current enemy Harvey Dent to stop a Kobra-sponsored terrorist attack. Can Batman really trust his life to a coin flip? Even worse, Bats and Two-Face are of two minds over recruiting the two Fireflies for help-if Batman's gonna work with so many villains, he may as well join the Legion of Doom.

SUPERMAN #5
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis
What could tempt Kryptonian criminal General Zod to reenter the Phantom Zone after years of imprisonment? As Superman tries to free himself from the Kryptonian jail and fight off the monster who destroyed Krypton, Zod returns to face Rogol Zaar and get vengeance for his dead world and its lost potential.

                                                        INDEPENDENTS:

RISE OF THE TMNT #2
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Matthew K. Manning (A) Chad Thomas (CA) Andy Suriano
The Turtles face a brand-new menace that's weirder than any they've faced before! Will the Turtles be able to agree on the right course of action or will they drive themselves insane trying to best each other?

STAR TREK VS TRANSFORMERS #2 (OF 5)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) John Barber, Mike Johnson (A/CA) Philip Murphy
The Enterprise is burning, brought down by the united forces of the Klingons and Decepticons. Captain Kirk and Optimus Prime have a plan to strike back, but can they bring their scattered Starfleet crew and Autobots together before Megatron wipes them out? The no-holds-barred Saturday morning mash-up continues.

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                                       Pick(s) of the week- November 7, 2018:

                                                                   MARVEL:

INFINITY WARS #5 (OF 6)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Mike Deodato
Introducing... Loki's Cosmic Avengers!
Rated T+

MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH #1 (OF 6)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Donny Cates (A) Travel Foreman (CA) Geoff Shaw
In celebration of the legendary imprint founded by Marvel's CCO Joe Quesada, a new crop of talent stands poised to tell a groundbreaking story across the Marvel Universe!
In the cemetery, the blind man does not know who he is, or why he has come to this particular grave at this moment.
He doesn't know the burly police officer with the wild story who has approached him.
Or the strangely intense man who sits in the rear seat of the patrol car, his eyes flashing green.
But all of that is about to change.
Because Matt Murdock is beginning to remember...
In a colorless world without heroes, the spark of light...must come from the dark...
Rated T

SPIDER-GEDDON #3 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Christos Gage (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Jorge Molina
REVENGE OF THE SPIDER-VERSE!
•  One SUPERIOR SPIDER is willing to do whatever it takes to defeat the Inheritors!
•  Will Miles and his team have to stop him before he goes TOO FAR?
•  Stand together or fall separately - isn't that how it goes?
Rated T

                                                            DC:

BATMAN #58
DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Mikel Janin
The Dark Knight waddles into a turf war with the Penguin! Still reeling from the attacks on his Bat-Family and reputation, the Caped Crusader looks to track down the mysterious operator lurking behind the scenes in Gotham City. As the hunt rages on, Batman runs "a fowl" of Oswald Cobblepot. But the Penguin is on Batman's side for once, and the crime boss sees dangerous things on the horizon. How can he convince the Caped Crusader he's on the level?

GREEN LANTERN #1
DC COMICS
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Liam Sharp
Superstar writer Grant Morrison (Batman, All-Star Superman) returns to DC alongside red-hot artist Liam Sharp (The Brave AND the Bold, Wonder Woman) to launch a new, ongoing series: THE GREEN LANTERN!
In this debut issue, when Earth's space cop, Hal Jordan, encounters an alien hiding in plain sight, it sets off a chain of events that rocks the Green Lantern Corps-and quite possibly the Multiverse at large-to its very core. There's an inter-galactic conspiracy afoot, as well as a traitor in the GL Corps' ranks, so strap in for more mind-bending adventures in this masterpiece in the making.

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STAR WARS ADVENTURES #1 (OF 3) DESTROYER DOWN
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Scott Beatty (A) Derek Charm, Jon Sommariva (CA) Derek Charm
Swallowed by the shifting sands of Jakku, the Imperial Star Destroyer Spectral has been lost for two decades, giving rise to rumors of hauntings and buried treasure. But an epic sandstorm has revealed the ruins of the starship, and renowned scavenger Rey now leads the race to claim whatever lies within!
Three-issue mini-series set during the days before The Force Awakens!
Includes a backup story depicting the Battle of Jakku, revealing how the Star Destroyer Spectral met its fate during the last days of the Empire!

TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #25
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) James Roberts (A/CA) Jack Lawrence
MORE THAN MET THE EYE. The quest is over, the dust has settled, and everything has changed-forever. But before the fond farewells, before the parting of ways, before the unkept promises to stay in touch, there's time-surely, there's time-for one last drink...Extra-long final issue! Tying together and putting a bow on stories from the last 13 years!
The final fate of the whole Lost Light crew revealed!
From the Death of Optimus Prime to now: 85 issues of the Lost Light cast!

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                                      Pick(s) of the week- October 31, 2018:

                                                              MARVEL:

AVENGERS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gerry Duggan, More (A) Laura Braga & Various (CA) Geoff Shaw
TRICK OR TREAT, TRUE BELIEVERS!
PLUS! Spooky stories starring the X-Men & Doctor Doom!
Epic thrills and ghastly horror awaits in these all-new twisted tales! Spanning the breadth of the Marvel Universe, through the macabre lens of a murderer's row of writers and artists assembled here, see your favorite heroes and villains as you've never seen them before!
Also including the Marvel Comics writing debut of Jay Baruchel (This is the End; Goon)!
Rated T

OLD MAN HAWKEYE #10 (OF 12)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Sacks, Ethan (A/CA) Marco Checchetto
• The HAWKEYEs make it out of the Wastelands and head north into Canada...
•  ...and right into MOONSTONE's hands!
•  But if they play their cards right, there's a win to be had as they close in on the RED SKULL's SECRET PROJECT!
Parental Advisory

OLD MAN LOGAN #50
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ed Brisson (A) Ibraim Roberson (CA) Andrea Sorrentino
• Logan came into this world the same way he's leaving it: IN PAIN!
•  Don't miss the end of an era as Old Man Logan's golden years are cut short!
Parental Advisory

WHAT IF? MAGIK #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Leah Williams (A) Filipe Andrade (CA) Jeff Dekal
Before she was Magik, Illyana Rasputin was just a kid whom Limbo chewed up and spit out seven years older. So it's no surprise that, at 15, she wants nothing to do with the X-Men...nothing to do with the New Mutants...and nothing to do with her own powers. It's not even surprising that she runs away... but where - and who - she ends up? Well, that's something you've never seen before.
Rated T+

X-MEN BLACK EMMA FROST #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Leah Williams (A) Chris Bachalo (CA) J. Scott Campbell
THE DIAMOND DIVA STRIKES BACK!
Before she was an X-Man, Emma Frost was White Queen of the Hellfire Club where she labored under the yolk of Sebastian Shaw, the Black King. Now she sets her sights on the club, determined to tear down the organization that wronged her...if she can convince the X-Men to help out. PLUS: Part 5 of X-MEN BLACK: APOCALYPSE!
Rated T+

                                                                         DC:

BATMAN SECRET FILES #1 FOIL
DC COMICS
(W) Tom King & Various (A) Mikel Janin & Various (CA) Mikel Janin
Delve into Batman's case histories and discover brand-new stories by some of comics' most exciting talents. The BATMAN team of Tom King and Mikel Janin provides a framing sequence, setting up our hand-picked teams of creators to take a look at Bat-mysteries past and present. Featuring a bevy of Batman villains, including a look at how the Scarecrow's fear toxin affects the common man, and a special story written by Tom Taylor with art by Brad Walker that  teams the Dark Knight Detective with Detective Chimp.

DEATHSTROKE YOGI BEAR SPECIAL #1
DC COMICS
(W) Tieri, Frank, J. M. DeMatteis (A) Mark Texeira, Tom Mandrake (CA) Tyler Kirkham
In Yellowstone Park, legends speak of a spirit bear referred to as "the Yogi," which few if any have actually encountered. Real or not, when a bear seems to have graduated from stealing picnic baskets to kidnapping actual campers, Ranger Smith decides it's time to stop this menace-so he calls on the services of Slade Wilson-a.k.a. Deathstroke-to get the job done. Plus, part one of a Secret Squirrel backup story written by J.M. DeMatteis.

GREEN LANTERN HUCKLEBERRY HOUND SPECIAL #1
DC COMICS
(W) Mark Russell, J.M. Dematteis (A) Rick Leonardi, Tom Mandrake (CA) Sami Basri
Set against the turbulent backdrop of the early 1970s, Green Lantern and Huckleberry Hound join forces to take a stand on the issues of that era. Returning from recent duty in Vietnam, veteran Marine John Stewart-now a member of the Green Lantern Corps-contemplates what, if anything, he should do about the issues tearing his country apart. Meanwhile, Huckleberry's comments against the Vietnam war have left him a celebrity outcast, and a visit back home to Mississippi puts him face to face with the Civil Rights Movement. What can one man-and one hound-do? Plus, part two of a Secret Squirrel backup story written by J.M. DeMatteis.

HEROES IN CRISIS #2 (OF 7)
DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Clay Mann
Suspected of murder, [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] find themselves on the run from the super-hospital called Sanctuary -with each thinking the other one is the real killer! It's up to Batman to solve this heinous crime, but suspicion falls on him when Superman and Wonder Woman ponder just how much Sanctuary's A.I. is telling them. Meanwhile, [REDACTED] tries to make a shady deal to hide from the Trinity, while [REDACTED] searches out an old friend to help him out of this mess-and only gets deeper in trouble.

NIGHTWING MAGILLA GORILLA SPECIAL #1
DC COMICS
(W) Heath Corson, J.M DeMatteis (A) Tom Grummett, Tom Mandrake (CA) Marcus To
When a famous Hollywood talent agent is found brutally murdered, suspicion and evidence seem to point to his most famous client, Oscar winning actor Magilla Gorilla. Dick Grayson, already in Tinseltown to meet with said agent, senses something suspicious. Donning his Nightwing costume and joining forces with the simian suspect, he's got one night to prove that this monkey doesn't belong in a cage. Plus, part three of a Secret Squirrel backup story written by J.M. DeMatteis.

SUPERMAN TOP CAT SPECIAL #1
DC COMICS
(W) Dan DiDio, J.M DeMatteis (A) Shane Davis, Tom Mandrake (CA) Shane Davis
It's Superman versus super food with Top Cat caught in the middle. While searching for his missing friend Bennie, TC uncovers a dietary danger that threatens the healthier portions of mankind, and it's up to the Man of Steel to stop the probiotic menace of Kalien! In the salad bar, no one can hear you scream. Plus, part four of a Secret Squirrel backup story written by J.M. DeMatteis.

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STAR WARS TALES FROM VADERS CASTLE #5 (OF 5)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Cavan Scott (A) Derek Charm, Charles Paul Wilson (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- October 24, 2018:

                                                                     MARVEL:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
• The heist of the century is ON!
•  Who are the Thieves Guild of New York?
•  Spidey might dying trying to find out.
Rated T

RETURN OF WOLVERINE #2 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Charles Soule (A) Declan Shalvey (CA) Steve McNiven
Logan is alive again - let's see if he can stay that way!
Parental Advisory

SPIDER-GEDDON #2 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Christos Gage, Dan Slott (A/CA) Jorge Molina
The Inheritors have made landfall and have drawn first blood. Now the Spiders have to gather their army and start their missions. But can it possibly be enough for an incredibly powerful family that eat Spider-People?
Rated T+

X-MEN BLACK JUGGERNAUT #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Robbie Thompson & Various (A) Shawn Crystal (CA) J. Scott Campbell
Nothing can stop the Juggernaut...
...until now. What has finally stopped Cain Marko in his tracks? You'll have to see to believe, but we can promise you it's gonna involve nothing but punching for the Juggernaut! PLUS: Part 4 of X-MEN BLACK: APOCALYPSE!
Rated T+

                                                               DC

ACTION COMICS #1004 FOIL
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Ryan Sook (CA) Steve Rude
Superman confronts Lois Lane and wants answers: Where is Jon Kent? What happened during Lois' trip into space with Jor-El? Why didn't she contact the Man of Steel when she returned? And most importantly, does she still love him? Or is the world-famous reporter looking to let Clark Kent down easy? Lois and Clark's relationship gets redefined in this issue illustrated by acclaimed artist Ryan Sook!

DETECTIVE COMICS #991
DC COMICS
(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Carmine Giandomenico
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.

HEROES IN CRISIS #2 (OF 7)
DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Clay Mann
Suspected of murder, [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] find themselves on the run from the super-hospital called Sanctuary -with each thinking the other one is the real killer! It's up to Batman to solve this heinous crime, but suspicion falls on him when Superman and Wonder Woman ponder just how much Sanctuary's A.I. is telling them. Meanwhile, [REDACTED] tries to make a shady deal to hide from the Trinity, while [REDACTED] searches out an old friend to help him out of this mess-and only gets deeper in trouble.

JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #2 FOIL
DC COMICS
(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Stjepan Sejic
Cyborg, Starfire, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and Azrael debate whether so-called "God of Evil" Darkseid should have joined the team. (Too late-that evil horse has left the barn!) But before the team can resolve this conflict, they're forced into action when Vril Dox takes an interest in the Coluan refugees, attacking their ship with a new Manhunter army of his own creation. 'Cuz more violence is always the answer! 

                                                  INDEPENDFENTS:

ALIENS DUST TO DUST #3 (OF 4)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Gabriel Hardman
A boy faces threats and decisions that would reduce a grown man to tears. A terrifying coming of age story featuring the most frightening creatures in the galaxy!

STAR WARS TALES FROM VADERS CASTLE #4 (OF 5)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Cavan Scott (A) Derek Charm, Robert Hack (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!

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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!

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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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