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                          Shipping February 2, 2022:

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BATMAN #120
 DC Comics
(W) Joshua Williamson, Karl Kerschl (A) Jorge Molina, Karl Kerschl (CA) Jorge Molina
"Abyss" part three! The new Batman Inc.’s heinous crimes have landed them in a high-security prison. Batman believes the only way to help his old allies is to break them out…but they don’t want his help! Meanwhile, Batman Inc.’s mysterious benefactor uses the chaos to enact their plans, but finds themselves lost in the dark against Abyss! Backup: The mysterious disappearances being investigated by Maps and Batman take a violent turn...Could this missing persons case be something much darker?

DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL #4 (OF 12)
DC Comics
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Bengal (CA) Yasmine Putri
The arrival of the Els by spaceship 19 years earlier was a pivotal moment for the kingdom, and a prophecy was born! But what were those early years like for the Els, and how did they come to be monarchs of the kingdom? And what catastrophic event triggered everything that was to follow?

DETECTIVE COMICS #1051
 DC Comics
(W) Mariko Tamaki, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Max Raynor, Fernando Blanco (CA) Irvin Rodriguez
Psycho-Pirate! Qu’est-ce que c’est? The mind manipulations of one of the DCU’s most calamitous villains are revealed at the heart of Arkham Tower…but who’s really calling the shots? As Batwoman’s undercover operation takes a disastrous turn, Huntress finds her own mission inside the Tower growing more perilous by the moment! All is revealed in this explosive first chapter in act two of the "Shadows of the Bat" weekly event! Then, in "House of Gotham" part five, the Boy emerges from his Scarecrow caper with a new perspective on the world…but what’s scarier: Dr. Crane’s fear toxins, or Batman’s control of Gotham’s militarized youth?

JOKER PRESENTS A PUZZLEBOX #5 (OF 7)
 DC Comics
(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Jesus Merino, Chris Mooneyham, Freddie E. Williams III (CA) Chip Zdarsky
It's all coming together! With the Riddler's treasure hunt complete, the villains must gather to assemble the mysterious box. But putting that many criminals in a room is a dangerous thing...Unless that was the plan all along. And finally, the Gotham Police will hear Two-Face, Harley Quinn, the Penguin, and the Mad Hatter's side of the story. But they all end with the same thing—Batman!

JUSTICE LEAGUE INCARNATE #4 (OF 5)
DC Comics
(W) Joshua Williamson, Dennis Culver (A) Chris Burnham, Andrei Bressan (CA) Gary Frank
THIS ISSUE…A HERO DIES! Doctor Multiverse discovers there is a threat greater than Darkseid! Is the Justice League Incarnate’s only option to work with the Lord of Apokolips? Meanwhile, on Earth-7, Orion and Aquawoman lead the rest of the team to gain control of the Oblivion Engine! But by the time this issue is over…a member of Justice League Incarnate meets their end!

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STAR TREK MIRROR WAR #4 (OF 8)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) David Tipton, Scott Tipton (A) Gavin Smith (CA) J. K. Woodward
Continue the adventure in TNG's Mirror Universe!
Picard continues his relentless quest towards Faundori and an unstoppable armada, refusing to cower even in the face of threats coming from inside the Enterprise. Will he survive the journey to the famed planet? Or will his ambitions spell his doom?!

TRANSFORMERS KING GRIMLOCK #5 (OF 5)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Steve Orlando (A) Agustin Padilla (CA) Cian Tormey
The epic conclusion to King Grimlock! Grimlock faces off against his greatest opponent yet, the Sun God of Menonia, Soltron! But first, he'll have to get past Soltron's newest accolite... his own former student, Arko! It's the battle for not just the kingdom, but the whole world!

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                              Shipping January 26, 2022:

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 87
Marvel
With NYC reeling from Doc Ock's attack, Captain America and Black Cat need to know something… …if Ben Reilly is really down, is Peter Parker able to step up and be Spider-Man again? You may think you know where this story is going, but you do not.

DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE 5
Marvel
THE MURDERER IS REVEALED! The Marvel Universe stands at the brink of destruction. The Three Mothers and their master, the Peregrine Child, are about to claim victory. And Strange's murderer is having the last laugh. It all comes down to one last trick from the young, time-traveling Doctor Strange…

DEVIL'S REIGN 3
Marvel
New York City stands at the brink of disaster as MAYOR WILSON FISK has at last reached a breaking point, with an army of super villains at his back, and a deputized crew of super villainous THUNDERBOLTS on the streets and in every police station. Worse still, he's put the Marvel Universe's most powerful tools into (all six) hands of one of its most diabolical minds, unaware of the disaster that could befall the entire city as a result! As a gauntlet of super villains stand between Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man and Daredevil and liberating the heroes who have been captured by Fisk's law enforcement, they're ALL about to learn that the danger is closer than they ever thought possible. Civilians, heroes, even children - NO ONE is safe from the Kingpin's wrath

DEVIL'S REIGN: WINTER SOLDIER 1
Marvel
A power-mad Mayor Fisk has been gathering information on super heroes. How far will Bucky Barnes go to steal the file on his own shadowy, half-remembered past as the Winter Soldier? And what horrible revelation awaits him if he can get past the Kingpin? Some secrets are meant to stay buried. And some doors are meant to stay closed

X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE 1
Marvel
DEATH IS NOT THE END. DEATH IS THE OMEGA. WEEK 2 - If WOLVERINE's future lies in the past, what does that mean for the present? The reciprocal series to X LIVES OF WOLVERINE, X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE is can't-miss reading, chock-full of revelations for the best there is as well as the fate of mutantkind

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ACTION COMICS #1039
DC Comics
(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Shawn Aldridge (A) Riccardo Federici and Adriana Melo (CA) Daniel Sampere
Weeks after arriving on Warworld, Superman and the Authority are still learning the art of survival. But Superman refuses to bow to Mongul’s law, continuing to risk his life for his new allies, his fellow slaves, and even his enemies. As members of the Authority fight Mongul’s rule from the shadows, Superman discovers an ancient mystery regarding Warworld’s true origins… that he himself may play a part in. Also featuring Martin Manhunter Part Three!

BATMAN CATWOMAN SPECIAL #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) John Paul Leon
Written by Tom King and others Art by John Paul Leon, Tommy Lee Edwards, Bernard Chang, Mitch Gerads and others Some great romances are destined to be. The Batman/Catwoman series shows readers the romance between Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle as it changed over their lives, but what about their connections from before they became costumed adventurers? This special, meticulously illustrated one-off issue by John Paul Leon (Batman: Creature of the Night) traces the life of Selina Kyle from its earliest days to her entry into the criminal underworld, and reveals that Bruce was actually a presence in her life all along. Whether fate or coincidence, this story gives even more reasons why Selina and Bruce’s connection is one of the most enduring love affairs in comics. Now expanded to celebrate the legacy of iconic artist John Paul Leon, whose untimely passing after a long battle with cancer shocked the comics world, this special will feature his work completed for the original story and tributes created in his name by some of his closest friends and admirers.

DC VS VAMPIRES #4 (OF 12)
DC Comics
(W) James Tynion IV (A) Matthew Rosenberg (CA) Otto Schmidt
Batman has confirmed who in the Justice League has been turned into a vampire…but can he make his move before the Justice League is turned against him? It’s hero versus hero in this blood-drenched chapter…with clues to who the new Vampire King might be!

DETECTIVE COMICS #1050
DC Comics
(W) Mariko Tamaki, Matthew Rosenberg, Mark Waid (A) Ivan Reis, Danny Miki, Fernando Blanco, Dan Mora (CA) Irvin Rodriguez
It’s the landmark, oversize issue Detective Comics #1050, and some of the biggest names in comics are here to celebrate the Dark Knight! First up in "The Tower" part four, the villainous force keeping Arkham Tower’s patients sedated is at last revealed—and this villain’s return is guaranteed to catch you by surprise! It’s the dramatic conclusion to act one of Mariko Tamaki’s Arkham Tower epic, brought to life by the legendary Ivan Reis! Then, in "House of Gotham" part four, Matthew Rosenberg and Fernando Blanco take us into the seedy underbelly of Gotham’s criminal elite through the lens of the original Robin (Dick Grayson), and reveal what it takes for a young man to survive amongst the deadliest killers in the DCU. It’s a tour de force of Gotham’s vilest villains! Last but not least, making his grand return to the DCU, writer Mark Waid teams with Detective Comics uber-artist Dan Mora to bring you the start of a brand-new day for Batman…and Superman? It’s the world’s finest collaboration that you’ll need to read to believe!

SUPERMAN & ROBIN SPECIAL #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A/CA) Viktor Bogdanovic
As the Super Sons, Jon Kent and Damian Wayne put evil to bed…past its bedtime. But a new day has dawned, and Jon Kent is now the Superman of Metropolis—all grown up and fighting for truth, justice, and the kinds of grown-up things that Superboy was only beginning to understand as a child. Now a ghost from Jon’s past has reared its head, and to battle this evil, he’ll need to reunite with Robin for one last mission into the heart of darkness. This time they’ll be battling not as Super Sons, but as Superman and Robin! This thrilling adventure is written by acclaimed Super Sons scribe Peter J. Tomasi!

SUPERMAN 78 #6 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Robert Venditti (A) Wilfredo Torres (CA) Mikel Janin
The final battle for Metropolis is here! Superman stands against Brainiac as he tries to save his city from being cataloged and bottled by the mechanical menace. But can Superman save his adoptive city and the bottled city of Kandor from Brainiac’s clutches, or will he be forced to make the impossible choice?

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GUNSLINGER SPAWN #4
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Todd McFarlane (A/CA) Brett Booth
The return of the NEW and IMPROVED supervillain...CLOWN!!!
This is a clown who is bent on destroying Spawn...but he needs to corrupt Gunslinger Spawn first! And just wait until you see who is fighting at his side

TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS #12
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Erik Burnham (A) Josh Burcham (CA) John Yurcaba
"Maximals Strike Back," Part Three! Comes to a stunning conclusion as we see the Maximals and Predacons battle come to a head! Will Megatron get his way? Will Optimus be able to fight back the might of the Predacon forces?

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                       Shipping January 19, 2022:

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 86
Marvel
This is one of those comics that you will remember for years to come. Ben Reilly has been shaken to the core, and you will be too.

BEN REILLY: SPIDER-MAN 1
Marvel
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! Iconic Spider-Man scribe J.M. DeMatteis (KRAVEN'S LAST HUNT, SPIDER-MAN: THE LOST YEARS) returns to spin his webs once more within the Spidey mythos, this time joined by explosive artist David Baldeón (WEB WARRIORS, DOMINO)! Together, they're bringing you unlocked memories in the life of BEN REILLY, A.K.A. SPIDER-MAN! Darkness looms over New York City as murders begin to pile up…but how are they all connected? Do the answers Ben is looking for reside in the haunted halls of the RAVENCROFT INSTITUTE? Find out as we return to the era when Ben Reilly was the one, true SPIDER-MAN!

DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE: X-MEN/BLACK KNIGHT 1
Marvel
LONDON'S BURNING! THE BLACK KNIGHTS RIDE AGAIN! All manner of vile extradimensional foes invade Earth following the collapse of Doctor Strange's magical safeguards for the planet. Dane Whitman, A.K.A. the BLACK KNIGHT, receives a terrible vision from the EBON SIEGE while Jacks, now sharing the burden of the EBONY BLADE with her father, rides off to confront a terrible evil attacking London - the X-MEN?! Krakoa's greatest heroes have been transformed - but by what?! Jacks, Dane and Faiza Hussain - wielder of the mighty sword EXCALIBUR - must team up to save the X-Men before an even deadlier threat destroys them all!

DEVIL'S REIGN: VILLAINS FOR HIRE 1
Marvel
NEW YORK CITY is on a razor's edge, and there's only one force fighting for the rule of law in the chaos: Wilson Fisk's THUNDERBOLTS!

DEVIL'S REIGN: X-MEN 1
Marvel
THE QUEEN'S REIGN! Emma Frost has many skeletons in her closet, but only one of them is currently Mayor of New York City. The truth about the White Queen's secret past with the Kingpin of Crime comes to light. As Wilson Fisk makes his play, will his old ally Emma Frost stand in his way? Or protect the secrets they share?

X LIVES OF WOLVERINE 1
Marvel
THE BIGGEST WOLVERINE STORY OF ALL TIME BEGINS HERE! WEEK 1 - Logan. James Howlett. Weapon X. The mutant best known as WOLVERINE has lived many lives under many identities and in many places, but never before has the fate of the future been so entwined with the past! Fan-favorite eras of Wolverine's saga are explored anew, along with never-before-seen episodes as Logan must travel to various points in time to prevent the death of a key figure in mutant history. But these LIVES are only one side of the story… Be here for the start of the time-shredding saga across all of Wolverine's history and future yet to come.

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BATMAN THE KNIGHT #1 (OF 10)
 DC Comics
(W) Chips Zdarsky (A/CA) Carmine Di Giandomenico
The origin of Batman and his never-ending fight against crime in Gotham City is modern mythology, but what of the story in between? How did an angry, damaged young man grow into the most accomplished detective and crime-fighter the world has ever known? How did the Dark Knight…begin? Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky (Daredevil) and acclaimed artist Carmine Di Giandomenico (The Flash) will take Bruce Wayne on a fraught journey, making allies and enemies, on his training to become Batman in this definitive new series!

DETECTIVE COMICS #1049
DC Comics
(W) Mariko Tamaki, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Ivan Reis, Danny Miki, Fernando Blanco (CA) Irvin Rodriguez
When Huntress elected to go undercover in Arkham Tower, it was to investigate a place of healing that seemed too good to be true. But what happens when Helena Bertinelli really does need some healing? With Nightwing and Batwoman also on the inside, what began as an undercover mission has turned into a rescue operation as the mysteries of Dr. Wear’s Arkham Tower begin to unravel! Then, in "House of Gotham" part three, the young boy rescued by Batman has begun his course of treatment at Arkham, so why are the only people showing him kindness those whom the law asserts are criminals? It’s a cycle of violence the Dark Knight has no answer for as Gotham’s most vulnerable struggle to keep their heads above water!

GREEN LANTERN #10
DC Comics
(W) Geoffrey Thorne (A) Tom Raney, Marco Santucci (CA) Bernard Chang
John Stewart was a Marine, an architect, a Green Lantern. Now John is the only one who can stop the Lightbringer’s plans, but in order to do so, he must choose a new path forward, one that will change his role in the DC Universe forever! Back on Oa, Jo Mullein faces the formidable Anti-Guardian!

WONDER WOMAN EVOLUTION #3 (OF 8)
DC Comics
(W) Stephanie Phillips (A) Mike Hawthorne, Adriano Di Benedetto (CA) Mike Hawthorne
As the trial for all humankind begins, with Wonder Woman serving as the defendant for all of Earth, godlike cosmic accusers present an extensive list of charges against humanity. Does the capacity for good outweigh the great evils done to one another and the entire planet? Diana must believe it does…or else all the people she has sworn to protect will face certain extinction. From Harley Quinn writer Stephanie Phillips and acclaimed artist Mike Hawthorne (Daredevil, Deadpool) comes the next installment of Wonder Woman: Evolution.

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KING SPAWN #6
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Sean Lewis (A) Javi Fernandez (CA) Jonathan Glapion
After the shocking revelation of DISRUPTOR's true identity, Spawn's rage intensifies, and the battle in Botswana comes to a savage conclusion.

TMNT ONGOING #125
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Sophie Campbell (A) Pablo Tunica (CA) Sophie Campbell
The Turles come face-to-face with a territorial group - the Punk Frogs! Will Mutant Town crumbke when the two sides collide? Meanwhile, a new villain emerges AND the return of the Triceratons! A new era of TMNT starts here!

TRANSFORMERS #39
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Brian Ruckley (A) Anna Malkova (CA) Alex Milne
The rescue continues! Chromia has led a team deep into Decepticon controlled Iacon to rescue a captive Autobot, but how will they get out and back to Crystal City? Meanwhile, Cyclonus's reunion with Provoke takes a new turn as a long-held secret is revealed!

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                              Shipping January 12, 2022:

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 85
Marvel
DOCTOR OCTOPUS VS. SPIDER-MAN AT BEYOND HQ! It's going to take everything Ben Reilly and the company that backs him has to stop Otto Octavius. But, in the Merry Marvel fashion and as with all respectable Spider-Stories, even if Spider-Man wins, he is going to lose. And he is going to lose BIG.

DEVIL'S REIGN: SUPERIOR FOUR 1
Marvel
THE FANTASTIC ARE NO MORE. LONG LIVE...THE SUPERIOR FOUR. Otto Octavius has acquired a taste for the infinite. Empowered by Wilson Fisk, Doctor Octopus faces a tantalizing, unprecedented opportunity to scour the Multiverse, amassing an army of…himself. An army to march on our reality, proving Otto's supremacy - and it all begins with his SUPERIOR FOUR

DARK AGES 4
Marvel
A group of heroes have crossed dark seas in a desperate and dangerous attempt to save their friends. But before the heroes can save the world, they must first survive the most treacherous place on Earth - Europ

WASTELANDERS: BLACK WIDOW 1
Marvel
WHO IS THE BLACK WIDOW? The LIZARD KING has grown monstrous and deadlier than ever as the lord of his southern domain. But when rumor breaks that critical information is believed to be stored in his impenetrable fortress, only the greatest spy of all is up to the infiltration: the deadly BLACK WIDOW! But who is she, and how has she survived this many decades in the Wastelands undetected? Witness her first appearance in the Old Man Universe!

X-MEN LEGENDS 10
Marvel
WHO WILL SURVIVE THE EIGHTH CIRCLE? CHARLES XAVIER. BEAST. AMANDA MUELLER. MOIRA MACTAGGERT. MAGNETO. Some of the greatest minds and experts on mutantkind are assembled by MR. SINISTER to discuss the evolution of Homo superior…but to what devious end?! Rest assured, there'll be at least one dead body before dessert at this meeting of the Eighth Circle! Dan Jurgens joins Fabian Nicieza as he returns to his original X-MEN run with an all-new tale set to startle and upend what you thought you knew about Sinister's machinations!

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BATMAN URBAN LEGENDS #11
 DC Comics
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Jorge Molina
Written By Vita Ayala, Mark Russell, Ram V, And Mohale Mashigo Art By Nikola Cizmesija, Karl Mostert, Anand Radhakrishnan, Trevor Scott, Arist Deyn, And Others BATMAN & ZATANNA: Vita Ayala and Nikola Cizmesija join forces to tell a story that will change Batman and Zatanna’s relationship forever. Every year the two have to come together to defeat an evil curse. This year they fail, and the world is in peril because of it. HOUNDED: Ace the Bat-Hound, the goodest boy in the DCU, has his day in an epic story featuring many DC Super Pets, brought to you by Mark Russell and Karl Mostert. WIGHT WITCH: Catwoman tie-in/"Fear State" aftermath! Aftermath. The mysterious relationship between Ghost-Maker and Wight Witch is revealed in all its horrifying glory here.

DETECTIVE COMICS #1048
DC Comics
(W) Mariko Tamaki, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Ivan Reis, Danny Miki, Fernando Blanco (CA) Irvin Rodriguez
"The Tower" part two! The mysteries of Dr. Wear begin to unfold as a new doctor named Frow joins the staff of Arkham Tower. The Bat-Family tries to figure out the best way to infiltrate the facility, but someone may have gotten the drop on them…someone not unfamiliar with psychiatric facilities…one Dr. Harleen Quinzel, better known to you dear readers as Harley Quinn! Backup: "House of Gotham" part two! A boy’s parents were killed by The Joker, and he fell through the cracks of the system. Instead of being sent to a facility that could care for him and his trauma, he was sent to Arkham Asylum! Will the villains inside eat him alive or show him how to survive in a city ruthlessly overseen by Batman??

JUSTICE LEAGUE VS THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1 (OF 6)
 DC Comics
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Scott Godlewski
One thousand years in the future, a Legion of Super-Heroes comes together to dedicate their lives to recapturing the great age of heroes of the 21st century. When the heroes discover that reality is falling to a great darkness in both times simultaneously, the Justice League and the Legion of Super-Heroes must team up to stop it all. But what is the connection between the secrets of the new Gold Lanterns and the coming of the Great Darkness? A monumental DC epic event miniseries!

ROBIN & BATMAN #1 (OF 3)
DC Comics
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen
The legendary story of Batman and Robin has reached nearly mythic proportions: the crime-fighting Dynamic Duo, always one step ahead of the criminals they pursue and never meeting a case too big. This isn’t that story. This is the story of a young Dick Grayson, newly orphaned, struggling to find his way in a strange, difficult, dark new world…This is the story of Robin and Batman. The bestselling creative team behind the Eisner-winning Descender, Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen, reunite in Gotham City to tell the story of a remarkable young man learning to navigate an incredible new world!

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SPAWN SCORCHED #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Sean Lewis (A) Stephen Segovia, Paulo Siqueira (CA) Puppeteer Lee
The first ALL-NEW issue of TODD McFARLANE's superhero team book!
There's a threat so big that no single hero can stop it, and the formation of this new supergroup is the only thing standing in its way. Members will include SPAWN, REDEEMER, GUNSLINGER, MEDIEVAL SPAWN, and SHE-SPAWN, with many more heroes waiting in the wings!
Join the battle in this FIRST ISSUE extravaganza as the forces of heaven, hell, and earth collide!
REGISTER PITCH: An Avengers-esque ensemble of superheroes and the latest entry in SPAWN'S UNIVERSE. Hook readers of KING SPAWN and GUNSLINGER SPAWN, as well as longtime SPAWN fans.

TRANSFORMERS WRECKERS TREAD & CIRCUITS #4 (OF 4)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) David Mariotte (A/CA) Jack Lawrence
The Speedia 500 is over, so now Velocitron's attention turns to the swearing in of the new Senate-led by the race's winner! This is the Wreckers' last chance to put an end to Mayhem's rampage! But will they wreck and rule or be wrecked themselves?!

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                         Shipping January 5, 2022:

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 84
Marvel
The events of ASM #80.BEY have set Doctor Octopus on a collision course with the Beyond Corporation and their Spider-Hero in residence.Ben Reilly isn't the only one with new tricks up his sleeve, or, in Ock's case, MANY sleeves.

CAPTAIN AMERICA/IRON MAN 2
Marvel
Meet the PALADINS! When a group of eager new super heroes interrupts Cap and Iron Man's hunt for escaped Hydra commander Veronica Eden, Steve and Tony struggle to determine whether the team is an asset or a liability. But they'll need all the help they can get when Veronica makes a powerful new friend…

WASTELANDERS: DOOM 1
Marvel
THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING! DOCTOR DOOM helped wipe out the heroes on the Day the Villains Won, but even as he rules his domain in the Wastelands, a greater destiny calls to him. When a mysterious power blocks his oversight of a particular region, what he discovers will have ripple effects across the WASTELANDERS stories!

X-MEN 6
Marvel
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO CAPTAIN KRAKOA? There's a new hero on the X-Men. Who is he? Why is here? And why does Cyclops not want him on the team?

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BATMAN #119
DC Comics
(W) Joshua Williamson, Karl Kerschl (A) Jorge Molina, Karl Kerschl (CA) Jorge Molina
"Abyss" part two! For years Batman used the darkness as a weapon, but now a new enemy turns that darkness against him! Batman must team with Batman Inc.’s mysterious new benefactor to bring the deadly Abyss into the light! Wait…who is Batman Inc.’s new benefactor? Backup: Mia "Maps" Mizoguchi must play detective when a classmate goes missing... Even with Batman’s help, can this dynamic duo solve this mystery?

DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL #3 (OF 12)
 DC Comics
(W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) Yasmine Putri
War is on the horizon as a series of assassinations has rocked the lands. The Kingdom of Storms is gathering its allies with eyes on the destruction of Kal-El and his family. What secret does the Dark Knight learn that could be the key to everything?

DETECTIVE COMICS #1047
 DC Comics
(W) Mariko Tamaki, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Ivan Reis, Danny Miki, Fernando Blanco (CA) Irvin Rodriguez
"The Tower" begins! The 12-part weekly Detective Comics event starts here. Arkham Asylum has fallen, and in its place, Arkham Tower has risen in the heart of the city, a pitch made by the mysterious Dr. Wear. Unlike the Asylum, Dr. Wear promises his methods and drug treatments will heal Gotham’s criminally inclined for good—a claim that skeptics like Deb Donovan and the Bat-Family don’t believe. There’s something wrong with the tower, with Dr. Wear’s methods—and with Batman away from Gotham City, the rest of the Bat-Family is going to find out what…but not before everything explodes. Written by critically acclaimed author Mariko Tamaki, continuing her incredible Detective Comics run, and drawn by DC Comics legend Ivan Reis! Backup: "House of Gotham" begins! For a long time two houses have overlooked Gotham City, beckoning its broken: Wayne Manor and Arkham Asylum. In this epic 12-part backup story, writer Matthew Rosenberg and artist Fernando Blanco will explore the impact that Batman and Arkham Asylum have had on the city...through the eyes of a boy whose life was changed forever by The Joker one dreadful night early in the Dark Knight’s career!

JOKER PRESENTS A PUZZLEBOX #6 (OF 7)
 DC Comics
(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Jesus Merino, Shawn Crystal, Juan Doe (CA) Chip Zdarsky
It’s all falling apart! The Joker’s stories have all led to this moment, which also happens to be the beginning of our story. But a different perspective on this mysterious murder reveals some new suspects: Clayface, Mr. Freeze, and…Batman? Commissioner Gordon is going to get the answers he needs. Unfortunately, so is The Joker. The GCPD have one last witness, though, and she knows everything.

WORLD OF KRYPTON #2 (OF 6)
 DC Comics
(W) Robert Venditti (A) Michael Avon Oeming (CA) Mico Suayan
The trial of the millennium! As Jor-El and his brother investigate the mysterious mass-extinction events ravaging Krypton’s natural world, a much more public event holds the planet’s attention—a member of the House of El stands trial for aiding violent revolutionaries. As all of Krypton watches, a betrayal is revealed that threatens to shatter the long-standing friendship between Jor-El and General Zod.

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STAR TREK MIRROR WAR #3 (OF 8)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) David Tipton, Scott Tipton (A) Gavin Smith (CA) J. K. Woodward
Enter the mirror universe of The Next Generation! The Mirror War continues here!
New problems arise as Picard and crew head towards Faundori. With no changes to their course, they are likely to be found by any number of Klingons or Cardassians-including Worf! With plans in place to destroy a Cardassian listening post, the crew of the Enterprise embarks on a dangerous mission...

TRANSFORMERS BEST OF OPTIMUS PRIME
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Brian Ruckley & Various (A) Don Perlin & Various (CA) James Biggie
Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots, hero of the cosmos, protector of all life stands tall in the minds of fans around the world! Collected for the first time in this oversized edition are some of Optimus Prime's finest moments from his most beloved creators-from video game battles to the death to claiming the matrix to some of his most climatic heroic stands!
Best of Optimus Prime collects The Transformers (1984) #24 "Afterdeath", The Transformers (2009) #23 "Chaos Theory, Part 2", Transformers Autocracy #9 "Transformation", Optimus Prime #25, and Transformers (2019) #6 "Orion Pax: Free Fall". With a new cover by master artist James Biggie!

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           Pick(s) of the week- December 29, 2021

                               Marvel:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 83
Marvel
The creator behind the biggest cover in the last decade is going to show you what he can do with one of the biggest Spider-Moments in decades, as Patrick Gleason writes and draws this issue. The Web-Head is facing unbeatable odds again. Can he rise to the occasion and save the day?

DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE 4
Marvel
WHO WILL BE THE NEW SORCERER SUPREME? Someone has to stop the giant mystical threat devouring all magic, and it can't be the Avengers. Or the Fantastic Four. Or the X-Men. It'll take someone with the greatest skills and command over the mystic arts to save us all. It'll take the Sorcerer Supreme. But who will that be?!

DEVIL'S REIGN 2
Marvel
Wilson Fisk has set the Marvel Universe on a dangerous and violent path, hoping to remake it in his own image. Systematically leveraging the power of his office against the heroes of the Marvel Universe, Fisk takes his most dangerous and craven step yet… The THUNDERBOLTS are reporting for duty! ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: Hizzoner isn't the only one with ambitions-the forces he's marshaled do as well. You know what they say about honor among thieves…

TIMELESS 1
Marvel
HOW DO YOU WIN A WAR AGAINST TIME? A special year-ending adventure that gives portents as to what is to come in the Marvel Universe over the next twelve months! Kang the Conqueror is a warrior, a destroyer, a subjugator-but even he is subject to the whims and vicissitudes of time itself. So when a parallel timeline threatens to overwrite the future Kang has fought so long and so hard to control, the master of the ages has no choice but to go to war with time itself, battling through days of tomorrow as he struggles to prevent the end of what is to come! Featuring all the major players in the Marvel pantheon!

WASTELANDERS: STAR-LORD 1
Marvel
PETER QUILL HAUNTED BY HIS PAST! The legendary STAR-LORD has fallen on hard times. With the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY disbanded, PETER QUILL returned to Earth to find it a wasteland unlike anything he's seen across the stars - heroes dead, villains in power. While he's taken out one threat, others remain in the Wastelands, and Star-Lord's own desire to assuage his guilt for being off-world during the calamity will land him right in the middle of another! Will Quill overcome the MYSTERIOUS FORCE waiting for him at the site of his lost love's death? Or is she not really dead at all?

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ACTION COMICS #1038
DC Comics
(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Shawn Aldridge (A) Daniel Sampere, Adriana Melo (CA) Daniel Sampere
"The Warworld Saga," part three. Everything changes! After the heart-stopping events of Action Comics #1037, Superman and the surviving members of the Authority see a side of Warworld they never knew existed. In the lower catacombs, Superman finds another survivor of the lost Phaelosian race of Krypton, a scientist turned enslaved gladiator with much to teach Superman of his new home, including how to survive...and maybe, in time, how to escape. Meanwhile, Superman’s quest to turn the hordes of Warworld against their masters begins.

DETECTIVE COMICS #1046
DC Comics
(W) Mariko Tamaki, Stephanie Phillips (A) Dan Mora, David Lapham (CA) Dan Mora
"Fear State" aftermath! Bloody, broken, and beaten…Batman had a mission after The Joker War. He would no longer look over Gotham City from Wayne Manor; he would move to the heart of the city, get closer to its people and its problems. The fight he pursued would be different, but after Fear State he finds himself disillusioned. He is no longer the protector the city needs, and definitely not the one it deserves. Batman’s last night in Gotham City before his international sojourn is here. Backup: Harley Quinn guest-stars in the culmination of "Foundations"! Must Gotham City have an Arkham facility, and if so…will it be any different, or is doom on its way.

DC VS VAMPIRES #3 (OF 12)
DC Comics
(W) James Tynion IV, Matthew Rosenberg (A/CA) Otto Schmidt
Vampires are hunting on the streets of Gotham City as the coming undead plague makes its first move. Batman’s investigation into the disappearance of Andrew Bennett takes him into the sewers beneath the Hall of Justice, where he makes a stunning discovery! And the fall of another hero means the war for Earth has begun!

SUPERMAN 78 #5 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Robert Venditti (A) Wilfredo Torres (CA) Francis Manapul
As Brainiac attacks Metropolis for Lex Luthor’s transgressions, Superman works as fast as he can to escape the bottled city of Kandor! But what it will take to get free from the shrunken Kryptonian city might be more than the Man of Steel can handle. Will he be able to leave behind the people he thought he lost and save his adoptive world, or will Superman be cataloged and preserved permanently by Brainiac?

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            Pick(s) of the week- December 22, 2021 

                                Marvel:

AVENGERS 51
Marvel
DEATH HUNT BEGINS. Sent by the mysterious Avenger Prime from a great watchtower at the dark heart of all that is, the cybernetic soldiers known as the Deathloks have come to our Earth with a dire warning for the Avengers. But hunters follow close behind them to ensure their warning of megaversal doom is never delivered. The most Earth-shatteringly powerful hunters any universe has ever seen. And their first stop: the golden realm of Asgard.

AVENGERS FOREVER 1
Marvel
AN ALL-NEW SERIES STARRING THE AVENGERS OF THE MULTIVERSE! On a quest for cosmic vengeance, Ghost Rider finds himself roaring through the wasteland on a ruined Earth, where the great age of heroes never came to be, where hope is a four-letter word and where his only ally in the coming battle against the greatest villains any universe has ever seen is the world's most wanted archaeologist, Tony Stark…the Invincible Ant-Man. Spinning out of the cataclysmic events of AVENGERS #750 and operating in lockstep with the prime AVENGERS series, the next great Avengers saga begins here, as the Mightiest Heroes of every Earth begin to assemble.

THE DARKHOLD: SPIDER-MAN 1
Marvel
THE SPIDER TRAPPED IN A WEB OF HIS OWN MAKING! After reading from the ancient Darkhold, Spider-Man was meant to gain the power to enter the dread Chthon's dimension and stop him from spreading his mythic darkness across the globe. Instead the book drove him insane - but what does that mean for the stalwart Peter Parker? Dive into a warped world of Spider-Man's broken mind!

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER 19
Marvel
DARK ORDER! In the bowels of Bespin, DARTH VADER told his son he wanted to bring order to the galaxy. Now Vaders' promise is put to the test as he leads an unlikely crew of heroes and assassins against the criminal organization known as CRIMSON DAWN. What does "order" mean to a DARK LORD OF THE SITH? How far will he go to fight for it as the depth of Crimson Dawns' infiltration becomes clearer? And what fate awaits the heroes who follow him into battle?

WASTELANDERS: HAWKEYE 1
Marvel
DEADLY ACCURACY! Witness the never-before-told story of HAWKEYE'S training with STICK - the man formerly known as DAREDEVIL! Clint Barton's sight may be gone, but his will to avenge is stronger than ever, and with the training and expert guidance of MATT MURDOCK, arrows will fly again! But what is Murdock's actual target? And how will this change Hawkeye's path in the Wastelands? This is one issue YOU can't afford to miss!

X-MEN: THE TRIAL OF MAGNETO 5
Marvel
JUSTICE IS SERVED. The mystery surrounding Magneto and Scarlet Witch is resolved. The guilty will be judged, the innocent absolved, the victims avenged…and all shall endure their own trials.

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BATMAN CATWOMAN #9 (OF 12)
DC Comics
(W) Tom King (A) Liam Sharp (CA) Clay Mann
Batman and Catwoman may have just gotten back together, but Joker is ready to complicate things by asking Selina for a favor that could lead to Batman’s demise! That’s not the only trick he has up his sleeve…he’s also hiding a secret that will drive Phantasm mad. Plus, Batwoman hunts down her own mother!

BATMAN ONE DARK KNIGHT #1 (OF 3)
 DC Comics
From high above the sweltering summer streets of Gotham, Batman planned to escort the GCPD as the dangerous metahuman super-villain known as E.M.P. was transferred from a holding cell to his permanent home at Blackgate Prison. E.M.P.’s electrical powers posed a threat, but the situation was in hand—until it wasn’t. Now every light in Gotham is out, the police are in disarray, and a broken, bleeding Batman must fight his way to Blackgate, block by block, dragging E.M.P. behind him. But the dark corners of Gotham hold many surprises…and E.M.P. has many more shocks to deliver before the night is through! One of the most iconic Batman artists of the 21st century, the incomparable Jock (The Batman Who Laughs, Batman: The Black Mirror), has focused all his storytelling powers on the tale of one very, very dark night in Gotham City. It’s always darkest before the dawn—if it ever comes…

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #8
DC Comics
(W) Che Grayson, Yedoye Travis (A) Belen Ortega, Nina Vakueva (CA) Belen Ortega
A Legends of the Dark Knight double feature! In "The Ghost and the Knight," rising-star creative team Che Grayson and Belen Ortega have Batman chasing down the Ghost Dogs, a group of thieves plaguing Gotham City, and he’ll have to face down their leader: the glorious Ghost! And in "Healing," writer/comedian Yedoye Travis and fan-favorite artist Nina Vakueva have Batman’s ultimate trauma removed by the Scarecrow, and he’s going to have to fight to get it back

SUPERGIRL WOMAN OF TOMORROW #6 (OF 8)
DC Comics
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Bilquis Evely
The traumatic secrets of Supergirl’s past are revealed as our heroine races to the edge of the universe to escape Krem and his latest weapon! The murderer of young Ruthye’s father has gotten his hands on a Mordru globe and plans to use it to make our hero disappear forever. Can she save herself and the young girl’s future in the process? She’ll need the help of her trusty steed, Comet the Superhorse!

WONDER WOMAN EVOLUTION #2 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Stephanie Phillips (A) Mike Hawthorne, Adriano Di Benedetto (CA) Meghan Hetrick
Diana finds herself in the abandoned ruins of Themyscira with no idea how she got there, but that’s the least of her problems as she encounters Steve Trevor, who is determined to kill her. Wonder Woman discovers that while her surroundings might not be entirely real, they can still harm her, as her most cosmic story line unfolds. Harley Quinn writer Stephanie Phillips and acclaimed artist Mike Hawthorne (Daredevil, Deadpool) bring you Wonder Woman: Evolution!

                             INDEPENDENTS:

GUNSLINGER SPAWN #3
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Brett Booth (CA) Tonton Revolver
Vampires. Guns. And Blood!!!
The Gunslinger tries to protect the young man helping him, but comes face to face with a NEW VILLAIN from his Western past. And unfortunately, this could only lead to the return of a much more dangerous plot run by the one supervillain Gunslinger can't defeat!

TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS #11
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Erik Burnham (A) Josh Burcham (CA) VenBlu
"Maximals Strike Back," Part Two! The throw down kicks into high gear as the mighty Maximals tangle with the treacherous Predacons. Optimus Primal vs. Skold! Razorbeast vs. Terrorsaur! Dinobot vs. Megatron! Don't miss the massive mid-point of this three-part battle royale.

TRANSFORMERS SHATTERED GLASS #5 (OF 5)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Danny Lore (A) Guido Guidi (CA) Alex Milne
Shattered Glass isn't your average Transformers tale...
"Shards" is the story of the ongoing battle between the power-hungry Autobot autocrats and the freedom-fighting Decepticon laborers. Join author Danny Lore (James Bond, King in Black: Captain America, Champions) in exploring this fractured alternate universe just before it shatters.
In issue #5, Jetfire's loyalties are tested when Goldbug asks him to commit the ultimate sacrifice in the name of the Autobots. His decision results in a Cybertron-shattering event and an epic conclusion to "Shards."

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                     Pick(s) of the week- December 15, 2021 

                                 Marvel:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 81
Marvel
It's new Spider-Man vs. newest Spider-Man!!! The Beyond Corporation paid a lot of money for the Spider-Man trademark and does not take kindly to an unlicensed Spider-Man running around Brooklyn. So it's up to Ben Reilly to take Miles Morales dow

HULK 2
Marvel
"MAD SCIENTIST" Part 2 of 6 Bruce Banner finally has total control with the Hulk locked away. But with a tight grip on his plans, Bruce forgot one thing…variables can happen at any time…and this one? Even Bruce couldn't have imagined. The craziness continues, as the Hulk hurdles farther into space, but he is not alone out there!

WASTELANDERS: WOLVERINE 1
Marvel
STEVEN S. DEKNIGHT LEADS THE RETURN TO THE WASTELANDS OF OLD MAN LOGAN! The super villains united and took out most of the world's super heroes decades ago, and while the man known as LOGAN attempted to live a life of peace, he had to pop the claws once again to do what he does best! But saving the day looks different with the Baby Hulk under his care. Is Logan doing the right thing by protecting the progeny of the HULK or dooming what's left of the war-torn world? Logan may not have long to ponder if he is crushed by the ADAMANTIUM ARMOR of his newfound enemy DOWNFALL! Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil Season 1 showrunner, WOLVERINE: BLACK, WHITE & BLOOD) teams with fan-favorite artist Ibrahim Moustafa to tell an all-new story of WOLVERINE in the days after the conclusion of the original OLD MAN LOGAN, as he fights once again to save the people of the Wastelands who have been crushed under the heel of the RED SKULL and BRUCE BANNER!

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BATMAN THE IMPOSTER #3 (OF 3)
DC Comics
(W) Mattson Tomlin (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino
The battle against the imposter poisoning the Batman’s name heats up, while Detective Blair Wong makes a deadly decision! Is there any way back for Bruce Wayne’s war on crime after the damage the copycat has done? Or was that war already lost before it ever began?

BATMAN URBAN LEGENDS #10
DC Comics
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Belen Ortega
Written by Meghan Fitzmartin, Tini Howard, Dan Watters, and Sam Johns Art by Alberto Jimenez Albuquerque, Christian Duce, Nikola Cizmesija, and Karl Mostert Tim Drake goes to make peace with Batman before he leaves Gotham. Superstar writer Tini Howard makes her DC debut on a Nightwing, Oracle, and Batgirls holiday spectacular. Azrael faces down the new villain THE POOR FELLOW. And Tweedle Dum has to make a grave decision.

ROBIN & BATMAN #2 (OF 3)
DC Comics
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen
Dick Grayson is struggling in his training to be Robin, and the Batman decides the young man needs a break…and takes him to meet the Justice League! In an awe-inspiring moment, he meets the World’s Greatest Heroes…and their sidekicks! Will these teen titans get along?

TIS THE SEASON TO BE FREEZIN #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Jen Bartel
Oh the weather outside is freezing, but these stories sure are pleasin’. So since you’ve no place to go, why not grab a sweater, pour a cup of hot cocoa, and stoke the fire…because these 10 tales are sure to lower the mercury! Join us as Harley Quinn and Blue Snowman ice out Hawkman, Batman fights the cold heart of Mr. Freeze, the JLQ don’t stand a snowball’s chance against Minister Blizzard, and the Flash and Superman team up to chill out Captain Cold. So warm your holiday heart with these freezin’ feats of frosty fiction!

JOKER #10
DC Comics
(W) James Tynion IV, Matthew Rosenberg, Sam Johns (A) Francesco Francavilla, Belen Ortega (CA) Guillem March
Following the harrowing events of Batman: The Killing Joke, the course of James Gordon’s life—and that of his family’s—was forever changed! But what happened when Gordon’s path again crossed with The Joker’s… PUNCHLINE BACKUP: Harper Row has successfully gotten Punchline’s former friend, Kelly Ness, out of Blackgate. What Kelly reveals about Punchline’s past and true nature will change her criminal case forever, but will Harper and Leslie Thompkins be able to protect her from Punchline’s loyalists?

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KING SPAWN #5
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Sean Lewis (A/CA) Bjorn Barends
The predictions of the one they call THE ORACLE begin to come true. Spawn must now face a group of angels bent on the destruction of everything in its path-including God himself, if need be.

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              Pick(s) of the week- December 8, 2021 

                                       Marvel:

AMAZING FANTASY #5 (OF 5)
MARVEL PRH
(W/A/CA) Kaare Andrews
What if your life came down to one amazing moment, one fantastical choice to undo the thing you regret most? What would it cost to rescue the person you love? What would you be willing to pay? Find out in the final issue of AMAZING FANTASY! Starring WWII Cap, teenage Spidey and spy-school Black Widow in one last chance to save it all!
RATED T+

CAPTAIN AMERICA IRON MAN #1 (OF 5)
MARVEL PRH
(W) Derek Landy (A) Angel Unzueta (CA) Alex Ross
A government agent turned Hydra provocateur stages a daring breakout on her way to prison, attracting the attention of both Iron Man and Captain America. When Steve and Tony realize they both have a connection to the slippery fugitive, they team up to track her down-only to discover she's not the only player on the board with big plans and sinister motives...
Derek Landy (FALCON & WINTER SOLDIER; THE BLACK ORDER) and Angel Unzueta (IRON MAN; STAR WARS) team up to bring you a thrilling adventure starring a fan-favorite dynamic duo!
RATED T+

DEVILS REIGN #1 (OF 6)
MARVEL PRH
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Marco Checchetto
The story that's been building for years is here! Wilson Fisk went from Kingpin to Mayor of the biggest city in America and is going to bring his full criminal and political power to bear on the super heroes who call NYC home. The man who once destroyed Daredevil has set his sights on The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and more. And since it's Fisk, once he takes them all down, you know he's going to sign it.
CROSSBONES! TASKMASTER! TYPHOID MARY! SHOCKER! WHIPLASH! RHINO! KRAVEN! Fisk has an ARMY of super villains at his command - and this is just his opening salvo. For years, Fisk has waited for his time to strike, and YOU WON'T BELIEVE the aces he's got up his sleeves!

INFERNO #3 (OF 4) MARVEL PRH (W) Jonathan Hickman (A) R. B. Silva (CA) Jerome Opena NIMROD STRIKES!
Krakoa's troubles don't attack one at a time. Jonathan Hickman reunites with his POWERS OF X collaborator R.B. Silva for the penultimate chapter of his X-Swan Song.
RATED T+

STAR WARS CRIMSON REIGN #1 (OF 5)
MARVEL PRH
(W) Charles Soule (A) Steven Cummings (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
AFTER THE DAWN... COMES THE REIGN!
The story that began with WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS continues here, in the second installment of a trilogy that will reshape the history of the Star Wars Galaxy during the Age of Rebellion. Featuring the return of beloved characters, shocking twists, epic feats of the Force and a story that will reach from Star Wars' darkest underworld all the way to the Imperial Palace on Coruscant, Crimson Reign is a Star Wars saga like no other!
RATED T

X-MEN LEGENDS #9
MARVEL PRH
(W) Larry Hama (A/CA) Billy Tan
FATAL FOUR WAY!
WOLVERINE vs. LADY DEATHSTRIKE vs. OMEGA RED vs. SABRETOOTH!
This is the showdown you've waited decades for, brought to you as only the legendary Larry Hama can!
RATED T+

                                 DC:

BATMAN #118
DC Comics
(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Jorge Molina
New creative team! Start of a new story arc as Batman leaves Gotham! "Abyss" part one! As Gotham celebrates surviving Fear State, Batman retreats alone into the darkness. But when he learns of a mystery involving Batman Inc., it forces the Caped Crusader to leave Gotham for a brand-new adventure! Thrills, chills, and international intrigue await! The Dark Knight begins a new story with superstar artist Jorge Molina and new writer Joshua Williamson!

BATMAN ONE DARK KNIGHT #1 (OF 3)
DC Comics
(W/A/CA) Jock
From high above the sweltering summer streets of Gotham, Batman planned to escort the GCPD as the dangerous metahuman super-villain known as E.M.P. was transferred from a holding cell to his permanent home at Blackgate Prison. E.M.P.’s electrical powers posed a threat, but the situation was in hand—until it wasn’t. Now every light in Gotham is out, the police are in disarray, and a broken, bleeding Batman must fight his way to Blackgate, block by block, dragging E.M.P. behind him. But the dark corners of Gotham hold many surprises…and E.M.P. has many more shocks to deliver before the night is through! One of the most iconic Batman artists of the 21st century, the incomparable Jock (The Batman Who Laughs, Batman: The Black Mirror), has focused all his storytelling powers on the tale of one very, very dark night in Gotham City. It’s always darkest before the dawn—if it ever comes…

DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL #2 (OF 12)
DC Comics
(W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) Yasmine Putri
The epic high-fantasy DC Universe adventure continues as a shocking assassination has the kingdoms on the brink of world war! From worldwide bestselling writer Tom Taylor (DCeased, Superman: Son of Kal-El) and acclaimed artist Yasmine Putri comes a generational high-fantasy tale of good and evil within the DCU!

GREEN LANTERN #9
DC Comics
(W) Geoffrey Thorne (A) Marco Santucci, Tom Raney (CA) Bernard Chang, Alex Sinclair
With trillions of lives on the line, a ringless John Stewart battles the Mad God for the future state of the universe! Meanwhile, Jo Mullein solves the mystery of the Green Lantern Corps’ battery’s destruction as a new and ancient enemy rises. Is this the end of the Green Lantern Corps or will it lead to a new beginning and a resurrection for the cosmic heroes?

WORLD OF KRYPTON #1 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Robert Venditti (A) Michael Avon Oeming (CA) Mico Suayan
A modern telling of one of the most storied periods in comics! Krypton is a utopia admired across the universe for its achievements in science and culture, but its shining towers and regal people conceal a planet rotting at its core. When a catastrophic event befalls Krypton’s natural world, it points toward a mass extinction in the making. Jor-El, head of Krypton’s revered Science Council, embarks on a mission to save a world that may already have passed the point of no return. Shining new light on the famous characters of Krypton’s past—including Jor-El, General Dru-Zod, and even a young Kara Zor-El—World of Krypton combines action, cosmic wonder, and political intrigue in a story as much about our world as the one on the page.

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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES BEST OF SHREDDER #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W/A) Misc (CA) James Biggie
The Turtles have met their match in this collection featuring the best stories of Shredder! From the Turtles' Mirage Studios debut to the present day of IDW comics, the leader of the Foot Clan has been a consistent menace to the heroes in a half shell since their inception! Featuring stories from across multiple TMNT publishers, this collection is perfect for any fan of Shredder!

TRANSFORMERS WRECKERS TREAD & CIRCUITS #3 (OF 4)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) David Mariotte (A) Jack Lawrence (CA) Adam Bryce Thomas
The race is on! The Speedia 500 has begun and the Wreckers are doing their best to keep up with the finest racers from across Velocitron. But with an explosion, it's mayhem on the track as an assault is launched on the race. Can the Wreckers maintain their cover and take down their foes or will they be both wrecked and ruled?

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                    Pick(s) of the week- December 1, 2021  

                             MARVEL:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #80
MARVEL PRH
(W) Cody Ziglar (A) Mike Dowling (CA) Arthur Adams
• Kraven's trap is sprung, and Spider-Man is sent into a hallucinatory spiral that will test his sanity like never before.
•  For Spider-Man to get through this, he's going to have to do the impossible. That's Spidey's M.O., but is Ben Reilly up to it?
RATED T+

AVENGERS #50
MARVEL PRH
(W) Jason Aaron, Christopher Ruocchio (A) Aaron Kuder, More (CA) Ed McGuinness
COMMEMORATING LEGACY #750!
Supersize extravaganza of Earth's mightiest action and surprises!
Witness the jaw-dropping conclusion of "World War She-Hulk!" Learn the true purpose of the prehistoric Avengers! Uncover the shocking secret of the Iron Inquisitor! Behold the most powerful collection of super-psychopaths that any Earth has ever seen! Watch the Avengers recruit some shocking new members! And follow the Ghost Rider on a quest for vengeance across the Multiverse that will spark an all-new era in Avengers history!
Plus: A bonus story featuring Thor by Christopher Ruocchio and Steve McNiven!
RATED T+

DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE SPIDER MAN #1
MARVEL PRH
(W) Jed MacKay (A) Marcelo Ferreira (CA) Greg Land
• This ain't Ben Reilly's first rodeo as Spider-Man, but he's never had to deal with the death of the Sorcerer Supreme and what it does to New York City.
•  Part of Strange's will and testament was to ask Spidey to deal with particular problems... Is BEN up to it?
•  Black Cat isn't a big Ben fan, so is she riding shotgun because she owes Strange to keep an eye on Ben, or to sabotage Ben?!
RATED T+

DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE WHITE FOX #1
MARVEL PRH
(W) Alyssa Wong (A) Andie Tong (CA) R1c0
LAST OF HER KIND! LAST HOPE FOR EARTH!
AMI HAN is the last of the mystical shape-shifting KUMIHO. As the WHITE FOX, she's defended Earth from every threat and proven herself again and again alongside the Agents of Atlas and Tiger Division. But the DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE will test her like never before. Something (or someone) is murdering innocents and the only suspect who fits the profile is White Fox! She'll have to clear her name and uncover the dark secrets from her mysterious origin while the very planet is under siege. Ami can have the answers she so desperately seeks, or she can save her friends. Guest-starring SWORD MASTER and TIGER DIVISION!
RATED T+

                                       DC:

BATMAN 2021 ANNUAL #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
(W) James Tynion IV (A/CA) Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
Batman #107-111 have featured an epic, brutal tale of Batman’s frenemy Ghost-Maker in the backup stories…and the senses-shattering conclusion to the saga is here! Ghost-Maker has fought his way across Devil Skull Island, and he’s about to face every single villain from his rogues gallery…at once? Can even this legendary warrior survive the onslaught?

BATMAN FEAR STATE OMEGA #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
(W) James Tynion IV (A) Riccardo Federici (CA) Jamal Campbell
As Gotham’s Fear State comes to a close, a new day dawns on the city…one without Batman. But the Dark Knight’s absence does not mean the city is without heroes. Join James Tynion IV and Riccardo Federici as they bring "Fear State" to its conclusion and introduce a new status quo that will reverberate throughout the DCU for years to come.

GOTHAM CITY VILLAINS ANNIVERSARY GIANT #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Lee Bermejo
Written by Danny DEVito, Wes Craig, G. Willow Wilson, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Joshua Williamson, Stephanie Phillips, Dan Watters, Nadia Shammas, and Mairghread Scott Art by Dan Mora, Wes Craig, Emma Rios, Riccardo Federici, Max Raynor, Max Fiumara, Skylar Patridge, Ariela Kristantina, Khary Randolph, Jill Thompson, Christian Ward, Gabriel Walta, and others Gotham City may be protected by the Dark Knight, but this major metropolitan destination is also plagued by some of the deadliest, most nefarious villains in the DC Universe! In this oversize anniversary giant, DC Comics proudly presents tales of Batman’s deadliest foes written and drawn by some of the biggest, most exciting names in comics! 2021 marks an anniversary year for the Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Ra’s al Ghul, Talia al Ghul, the Mad Hatter, Killer Moth, and the original Red Hood, and Gotham City Villains Anniversary Giant #1 brings these baddies to life in some big ways! Also featuring the anniversary celebration of the Penguin, written by none other than the man who brought Oswald Cobblepot to life in Batman Returns, star of the silver screen Danny DeVito!

DETECTIVE COMICS 2021 ANNUAL #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
(W) Mariko Tamaki, Matthew Rosenberg (A) David Lapham (CA) Viktor Bogdanovic
"We don’t choose who we save, Bruce. You treat the patient who needs your help."—Thomas Wayne "Shadows of the Bat" begins here! In the prelude to January’s epic new Detective Comics event, Mayor Nakano has signed off on the construction of a new Arkham Tower in the heart of Gotham City, and the Bat-Family is torn. Batman has long seen Arkham as a necessary, if flawed, cog in the gears of Gotham City—a temporary solution to larger problems that in many ways mirrors his approach as Batman. Nightwing, however, who grew up watching Arkham mutate into a villain factory, believes a different approach is needed. But Bruce and Dick will need to see eye to eye on more than just Arkham Tower, as a new villain known as THE MAEGER MAN wreaks havoc in the streets and becomes the embodiment of Gotham’s broken system!

JOKER 2021 ANNUAL #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
(W) James Tynion IV, Matthew Rosenberg (A/CA) Francesco Francavilla
His first year of being GCPD police commissioner was an intense challenge for James Gordon. He battled corruption in the ranks, his marriage was in shambles, and the vigilante Batman was clearly welcoming new recruits with the appearance of Batgirl. And The Joker picked his moment to unleash hell!

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TMNT ONGOING #123
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Sophie Campbell (A/CA) Jodie Nishijima
Leonardo stumbles across an underground fight ring in Mutant Town that caters to both humans and mutants. When Casey Jones convinces Leo to join in, he's startled to find that one of his opponents is someone of grave importance to him! 

TRANSFORMERS SHATTERED GLASS #4 (OF 5)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Danny Lore (A) Dan Khanna, Priscilla Tramontano (CA) Alex Milne
Shattered Glass isn't your average Transformers tale... "Shards" is the story of the ongoing battle between the power-hungry Autobot autocrats and the freedom-fighting Decepticon laborers. Join author Danny Lore (James Bond, King in Black: Captain America, Champions) in exploring this fractured alternate universe just before it shatters.

In issue #4, Goldbug, a vicious warlord formerly known as Bumblebee, must become the leader that Optimus Prime failed to be as he fights Decepticons and commands Autobots to extract information from Statscreamm.

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            Pick(s) of the week- November 24,  2021 

                              MARVEL:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #79
MARVEL PRH
(W) Cody Ziglar (A) Mike Dowling (CA) Arthur Adams
• The aftershocks of the Morbius incident are still fresh in Ben Reilly's mind, and he's faced with KRAVEN THE HUNTER!
•  A corporate-sponsored Spider-Man is more than Kraven can bear, and the hunter is going to test his prey like never before. The trap is
set, and the bait is ready. Now it's just time to wait and watch.
RATED T+

DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE #3 (OF 5)
MARVEL PRH
(W) Jed MacKay (A) Lee Garbett (CA) Kaare Andrews
MEET THE THREE MOTHERS!
With no Sorcerer Supreme, Earth is left entirely defenseless against the mother - MOTHERS - of all mystical threats. Meet the Three Mothers: the Wyrd, an alien mage-priestess; the Crown, a powerful warrior-queen; and the Crawling, a monstress composed of acid-mouthed worms. Will they be the Marvel Universe's undoing? And were they the ones who killed Stephen Strange?! In the vein of the Black Order, don't miss the first appearances of the next great Marvel villain team!
RATED T+

HULK #1
MARVEL PRH
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Ryan Ottley
"MAD SCIENTIST" PART 1 OF 6
The uncontrollable rage of the Hulk has reached an all-new level, and nobody - including the Avengers - is prepared to handle it. But is it really the Hulk that people should be afraid of, or is there something missing to this puzzle? Join the superstar creative team of Donny Cates and Ryan Ottley as they look to the stars for the next era of HULK!
RATED T+

WOLVERINE #18
MARVEL PRH
(W) Ben Percy (A) Paco Diaz (CA) Adam Kubert
KRAKOA COMPROMISED!
You've seen some action in Benjamin Percy's WOLVERINE, but never quite like this! It's a life-or-death protection mission as WOLVERINE goes on the run with his friend C.I.A. Agent Jeff Bannister when a secret surveillance device is discovered on Krakoa - and its owners are willing to kill to get it back! But who would go so far as to betray the mutants? Featuring the return of some unexpected adversaries!
PARENTAL ADVISORY

                             DC:

ACTION COMICS #1037
DC Comics
(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Shawn Aldridge (A) Miguel Mendonca, Adriana Melo (CA) Daniel Sampere
The Warworld Saga, Part II, and THE FACE-OFF YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR! SUPERMAN AND THE AUTHORITY finally face MONGUL and his champions head-on! The fates of Warworld and all who live under Mongul’s rule hang in the balance…but He Who Holds All Chains is better prepared than Superman knows. Not everyone walks away from this one!

BATMAN FEAR STATE OMEGA #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
(W) James Tynion IV (A) Riccardo Federici (CA) Jamal Campbell
As Gotham’s Fear State comes to a close, a new day dawns on the city…one without Batman. But the Dark Knight’s absence does not mean the city is without heroes. Join James Tynion IV and Riccardo Federici as they bring "Fear State" to its conclusion and introduce a new status quo that will reverberate throughout the DCU for years to come.

BATMAN 2021 ANNUAL #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
(W) James Tynion IV (A/CA) Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
Batman #107-111 have featured an epic, brutal tale of Batman’s frenemy Ghost-Maker in the backup stories…and the senses-shattering conclusion to the saga is here! Ghost-Maker has fought his way across Devil Skull Island, and he’s about to face every single villain from his rogues gallery…at once? Can even this legendary warrior survive the onslaught?

DC VS VAMPIRES #2 (OF 12)
DC Comics
(W) James Tynion IV, Matthew Rosenberg (A/CA) Otto Schmidt
The war for the very survival of the human race has begun! A mysterious new vampire lord has already put a plan in motion to conquer the Earth, and the first step is—destroy the Justice League! But the World’s Greatest Detective might be Earth’s last hope, and it’s time for the Bat-Family to hunt!

DETECTIVE COMICS 2021 ANNUAL #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
(W) Mariko Tamaki, Matthew Rosenberg (A) David Lapham (CA) Viktor Bogdanovic
"We don’t choose who we save, Bruce. You treat the patient who needs your help."—Thomas Wayne "Shadows of the Bat" begins here! In the prelude to January’s epic new Detective Comics event, Mayor Nakano has signed off on the construction of a new Arkham Tower in the heart of Gotham City, and the Bat-Family is torn. Batman has long seen Arkham as a necessary, if flawed, cog in the gears of Gotham City—a temporary solution to larger problems that in many ways mirrors his approach as Batman. Nightwing, however, who grew up watching Arkham mutate into a villain factory, believes a different approach is needed. But Bruce and Dick will need to see eye to eye on more than just Arkham Tower, as a new villain known as THE MAEGER MAN wreaks havoc in the streets and becomes the embodiment of Gotham’s broken system!

GOTHAM CITY VILLAINS ANNIVERSARY GIANT #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Lee Bermejo
Written by Danny DEVito, Wes Craig, G. Willow Wilson, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Joshua Williamson, Stephanie Phillips, Dan Watters, and Mairghread Scott Art by Dan Mora, Wes Craig, Emma Rios, Riccardo Federici, Max Raynor, Max Fiumara, Skylar Patridge, Ariela Kristantina, Khary Randolph, Jill Thompson, Christian Ward, Gabriel Walta, and others Gotham City may be protected by the Dark Knight, but this major metropolitan destination is also plagued by some of the deadliest, most nefarious villains in the DC Universe! In this oversize anniversary giant, DC Comics proudly presents tales of Batman’s deadliest foes written and drawn by some of the biggest, most exciting names in comics! 2021 marks an anniversary year for the Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Ra’s al Ghul, Talia al Ghul, the Mad Hatter, Killer Moth, and the original Red Hood, and Gotham City Villains Anniversary Giant #1 brings these baddies to life in some big ways! Also featuring the anniversary celebration of the Penguin, written by none other than the man who brought Oswald Cobblepot to life in Batman Returns, star of the silver screen Danny DeVito!

JOKER 2021 ANNUAL #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
(W) James Tynion IV, Matthew Rosenberg (A/CA) Francesco Francavilla
His first year of being GCPD police commissioner was an intense challenge for James Gordon. He battled corruption in the ranks, his marriage was in shambles, and the vigilante Batman was clearly welcoming new recruits with the appearance of Batgirl. And The Joker picked his moment to unleash hell!

SUPERMAN 78 #4 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Robert Venditti (A) Wilfredo Torres (CA) Brad Walker
Superman tries to assimilate into his new life in the bottled city of Kandor, but his heart lies elsewhere. Can Superman put his old life behind and find joy in what would’ve been his home, or can Lois Lane and Lex Luthor make contact with the Man of Steel and give him hope to return to his adoptive world?

WONDER WOMAN BLACK & GOLD #6 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Lee Bermejo
Written by Marguerite Sauvage, Liam Sharp, Christos Gage, Sheena Howard, and more! Art by Marguerite Sauvage, Liam Sharp, Kevin Maguire, Jamal Campbell, and more! Nothing gold can stay including this remarkable celebration of Wonder Woman beautifully presented in her signature colors! It all concludes, featuring our hero saving a life that will in turn save thousands, a superhero climate crisis, a body swap with one of her greatest villains, and more!

                          INDEPENDENTS:

TRANSFORMERS #37
IDW PUBLISHING (W) Brian Ruckley (A) Anna Malkova (CA) Aline Herzpalter Baumgartner "War Stories." 2000 years ago, the War of the Three-Fold Spark came to a close, ending an unprecedented era of violence on Cybertron and clearing a way for a bold new era. But two kilocycles is practically nothing to the incredibly long-lived Cybertronians, so what answers can Cyclonus and Pyra Magna find in their past to help them survive the new battles of the present?

TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS #10
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Erik Burnham (A) Josh Burcham (CA) Anna Malkova
"Maximals Strike Back," Part One! The Maximals have been on the defensive since the crash, but no more! Optimus Primal's got a plan to take the fight to the Predacons in a way they would never expect! With their ranks bolstered with a new member of the crew, the Maximals launch a plan that could bring their war to a close... as long as nothing goes wrong.

TRANSFORMERS KING GRIMLOCK #4 (OF 5)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Steve Orlando (A) Agustin Padilla (CA) Ilias Kyriazis
King Grimlock's rampage continues! As the Golden One's grip grows tighter on Menonia, Grimlock realizes he must take the fight to the realm's evil ruler-even if he has to do it alone! But when Grimlock comes face-to-face with the Golden One's new enforcer, has the Dinobot king met his match?

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           Pick(s) of the week- November 17, 2021:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #78.BEY
MARVEL PRH
(W) Jed MacKay (A) Eleonora Carlini (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
• The Daughters of the Dragon are Spider-Man's trainers, and they are kicking his WEBBY BUTT!
•  But is even their skill level enough for the mission that Beyond sends them on?
•  Who is the new villain OBSIDIAN STAR and how will Misty and Colleen possibly take him down?
•  Don't miss this pivotal issue!
RATED T+

DARK AGES #3 (OF 6)
MARVEL PRH
(W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) Iban Coello
AFTER THE LIGHTS GO OUT - STRANGE THINGS LURK WITHIN THE DARKNESS!
The Earth has been plunged into darkness, and Avengers and X-Men have begun vanishing in the night. They have been taken and twisted by Apocalypse to serve an evil older than the world. A group of heroes will assemble to travel across the dark planet in a desperate attempt to rescue their friends and save a civilization already on its knees.
RATED T+

DARKHOLD WASP #1
MARVEL PRH
(W) Jordie Bellaire (A) Claire Roe (CA) Paul Renaud
INTRODUCING THE IRREDEEMABLE WASP!
Renowned colorist and writer Jordie Bellaire makes her Marvel writing debut with a story that will make you shrink in fear! Bidden to draw forth five archetypal heroes, the Scarlet Witch chose Janet Van Dyne as "the artist" - the hero whose ingenuity and strength of will could prove the lynchpin in the coming battle against Chthon. To enter Chthon's dimension and face his darkness head-on, the Wasp read from the ill-fated Darkhold text...and it drove her insane. Now her entire life is subject to question. Janet is no stranger to mental illness; she spent years trying to redeem ex-husband Hank Pym despite his violent breakdowns. But now, she has the power to reclaim her story...and fight back. Bellaire brings you the most twisted comic you'll read this year!
RATED T+

X-FORCE #25
MARVEL PRH
(W) Ben Percy (A) Robert Gill (CA) Joshua Cassara
A DEADLY TURN OF THE TIDE TO MARK 25 ISSUES OF X-FORCE!
The island paradise of Krakoa has no shortage of beautiful vistas, but WOLVERINE'S tastes run toward the coves with the deadliest waves in the world! It will take more than a healing factor to survive this thresher as a previously unknown threat to mutantkind splashes down! Plus: A sea change for KID OMEGA and PHOEBE CUCKOO!
PARENTAL ADVISORY

                                         DC:

BATMAN #117  (FEAR STATE)
DC Comics
(W) James Tynion IV, Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad (A) Jorge Jimenez, Jorge Corona (CA) Jorge Jimenez
As the full scope of the Scarecrow’s plans is revealed, a bloodied Dark Knight fights for his life, and all the lives in Gotham City, against an unrelenting, unstoppable opponent. The shocking conclusion to "Fear State" is here…Will Batman ever be the same? Backup: After what happened in the Magistrate’s Skybase-01, nowhere is safe, and the Batgirls hide out in a hotel room until Babs arrives offering a plan for their future. Seer, the "Anti-Oracle," is revealed here! And who they are will make you question everything you see moving forward in Gotham

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #7
DC Comics
(W) Brandon Easton (A/CA) Karl Mostert
In "Catechism," Batman heads to Rome to stop Ra’s al Ghul and the League of Assassins from getting their hands on an ancient artifact that they want to use to increase the power of the Lazarus Pits. What Batman doesn’t know is that the artifact is already under the protection of the Order of St. Dumas, specifically Azrael! From the creative team of critically acclaimed writer Brandon Easton and rising-star artist Karl Mostert

ROBINS #1 (OF 6)
DC Comics
(W) Tim Seeley (A/CA) Baldemar Rivas
The five heroes to have donned the Robin cape and mask find themselves at a crossroads in their lives. Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, and Damian Wayne come together to discuss the big thing that binds them together: Was being Robin, and Batman’s sidekick, the best choice they could’ve made? But before they can get to the heart of the matter, they’re ambushed by an unknown assailant with a bone to pick with them. She claims to have been the first Robin, and she’s out to prove Batman should’ve never trained any of them. Winner of DC’s Round Robin tournament, as chosen by you, the readers!

                             INDEPENDENTS:

KING SPAWN #4
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Sean Lewis (A) Javier Fernandez (CA) Jason Shawn Alexander
Spawn locates Kincaid and the two finally face off. But was that his plan the entire time? Meanwhile, Jessica and Medieval continue their globetrotting hunt for superpowered terrorists!

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