AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #22 MARVEL COMICS (W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Ryan Ottley HUNTED AFTERMATH! • The fallout from "HUNTED" continues to loom, and much of Peter's life is called into question. • What is left of Spider-Man after living through the harrowing hunt?! Rated T
SPIDER-MAN CITY AT WAR #3 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum (A) Michele Bandini (CA) Clayton Crain PETER AND MJ - SECONDS FROM DEATH! • Daily Bugle rookie reporter MARY JANE investigates MISTER NEGATIVE's tragic City Hall bombing and uncovers something far worse in the making! • But even armed with this knowledge, can she and SPIDER-MAN act quickly enough to disarm the DEVIL'S BREATH bomb before it destroys the city? • And find out how the secret origin of this toxic weapon changes what you thought you knew about our colorful cast of characters! Rated T
STAR WARS ORIG MARVEL YRS #108 MARVEL COMICS (W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli & Various (CA) Walter Simonson THE ALL-NEW NEXT ISSUE TO THE ORIGINAL MARVEL STAR WARS SERIES! A long time ago on a spinner rack far, far away...STAR WARS comics were a LOT different than they are now! With wild and intricately plotted storylines, MARVEL's historic original run introduced an array of unique heroes and villains to play alongside GEORGE LUCAS's incredibly popular science-fantasy characters. In celebration of MARVEL'S 80TH ANNIVERSARY, this Legends-era sequel to legendary comic book writer Archie Goodwin's "Crimson Forever" reunites HAN SOLO, LUKE SKYWALKER, PRINCESS LEIA, CHEWBACCA, C-3PO and R2-D2 with JAXXON, AMAIZA FOXTRAIN, DOMINA TAGGE and VALANCE THE HUNTER in a galaxy-threatening, nostalgic roller coaster! STRAP YOURSELVES IN! Rated T
STAR WARS VADER DARK VISIONS #4 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum (A) Stephen Mooney (CA) Greg Smallwood NEVER MESS WITH THE BEST! • We all know DARTH VADER as THE EMPEROR'S iron fist, but as any rebel can tell you, he's also a terror in a TIE Fighter. • What does it feel like in that X-WING cockpit when you're nose-to-nose with the EMPIRE'S deadliest pilot? • Will you even live to tell the tale, hotshot? Rated T
THANOS #2 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Tini Howard (A) Ariel Olivetti (CA) Jeff Dekal NATURE VS. NURTURE! • Did Thanos make Gamora who she is, or was she always the deadliest assassin in the galaxy? • Plus, see the origins of Thanos' Black Order! Parental Advisory
BATMAN LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH #1 (OF 3) (MR) DC COMICS (W) Scott Snyder (A) Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion (CA) Greg Capullo Bruce Wayne wakes up in Arkham Asylum. Young. Sane. And...he was never Batman. So begins this sprawling tale of the Dark Knight as he embarks on a quest through a devastated DC landscape featuring a massive cast of familiar faces from the DC Universe. As he tries to piece together the mystery of his past, he must unravel the cause of this terrible future and track down the unspeakable force that destroyed the world as he knew it... From the powerhouse creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, the team that reinvented Batman from the emotional depths of "Court of Owls" to the bombastic power of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, DC Black Label is proud to present the bimonthly, three-issue miniseries BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH, published at DC's standard comic trim size. This could be the last Batman story ever told.
DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #2 DC COMICS (W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Travis Moore (CA) Joe Quinones After years on the shelf, Batman returns to the Black Casebook! Throughout his career, Batman has compiled his most disturbing cases into one volume, its every page filled with bizarre horror and crimes he never quite managed to solve. Now a case from the past has re-opened itself in the here and now...and Batman will find himself face-to-face again with one of the deadliest villains he fought in his early years: the Reaper!
DOOMSDAY CLOCK #10 (OF 12) DC COMICS (W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Gary Frank This stunning issue of the critically acclaimed hit maxiseries reveals the secrets behind Dr. Manhattan and his connection to the DC Universe.
HEROES IN CRISIS #9 (OF 9) DC COMICS (W) Tom King (A/CA) Clay Mann The most-talked-about miniseries of the year reaches its stunning finale! The mystery behind the murders at Sanctuary is solved, but the mind behind it is one the heroes never expected. With their deepest secrets exposed, the Trinity has to consider how to carry on. Should the tragedy cause them to redouble their efforts to help their hurting comrades, or will they need to close up shop? The answers will be found in the ashes of this final showdown, and the fates of Booster Gold, Harley Quinn and the rest hang in the balance.
SUPERMAN LEVIATHAN RISING SPECIAL #1 DC COMICS (W) Brian Michael Bendis & Various (A) Yanick Paquette & Various (CA) Yanick Paquette An all-star roster of writers and artists highlight the new threat of Leviathan, but also tees up new ongoing series for Jimmy Olsen by writer Matt Fraction and artist Steve Lieber, and Lois Lane by writer Greg Rucka and artist Mike Perkins, coming in June! As Leviathan enacts a plan to take down Superman, it's up to Lois, Jimmy and the heroes of the DC Universe to rescue the Man of Steel.
STRANGER THINGS SIX #1 DARK HORSE COMICS (W) Jody Houser (A) Edgar Salazar & Various (CA) Aleksi Briclot A teenage girl with precognitive abilities, has struggled through a lifetime of exploitation only to end up the pawn of a government agency that wants to harness her powers for its own ends. You've seen the show Stranger Things, but this is your first glimpse of the strangeness that happened before the series began!
STAR TREK YEAR FIVE #2 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly (A/CA) Stephen Thompson As the last year of their original mission begins, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise will have to use all of the skills they've acquired along the way as they prepare to face the biggest challenge of their lives-a dark threat that doesn't just threaten their existence, but the existence of the entire Federation as well...
TRANSFORMERS #6 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Brian Ruckley (A) Bethany McGuire-Smith (CA) Jack Lawrence All your favorite Transformers characters as you've never seen them before! Optimus takes the spotlight! Even a bot as wise as a leader of the Autobots needs guidance now and again, so Optimus turns to Codexa-a Cybertronian who has grown into the very planet itself. Will she help Optimus settle his problems with Megatron or will she lead them both to ruin? Transformers-now shipping twice monthly!
AVENGERS #19 MARVEL COMICS (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Ed McGuinness WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! Avengers Mountain is under siege as the last stronghold of Earth's heroes is the subject of an all-out assault by the forces of Malekith! Rated T+
STAR WARS AOR JABBA THE HUTT #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Greg Pak (A) Marc Laming (CA) Rachel Dodson, Terry Dodson IT'S GREAT TO BE JABBA! • Across the galaxy, Imperials, rebels and scoundrels alike speak in hushed tones of JABBA THE HUTT, the greatest gangster in the OUTER RIM. • Discover what makes the name of Jabba so feared, in a crime story that stretches from the casinos of CANTO BIGHT to the deserts of TATOOINE! Rated T
WAR OF REALMS STRIKEFORCE LAND OF GIANTS #1 #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) Jorge Molina THE GOD OF THUNDER IS TRAPPED IN THE LAND OF ICE AND SNOW... ...And it's up to Captain America to rescue him before all is lost! Taking up Thor's ax, Jarnbjorn, Cap and his team-Spider-Man, Wolverine, Luke Cage and Iron Fist-invade the Frost Giant realm in search of their fellow Avenger. But this rescue mission will cost far more than they expect. Rated T+
WAR OF REALMS PUNISHER #2 (OF 3) MARVEL COMICS (W) Gerry Duggan (A) Marcelo Ferreira (CA) Juan Ferreyra MONSTERS, MONSTERS EVERYWHERE! • Punisher leads his band of criminals and hospital patients through the Lincoln Tunnel, but traffic is the least of their concerns. • Hordes of monsters from every realm are using NYC as a hunting ground, and the hospital denizens look like easy prey. • In the dark, surrounded by monsters and with only his wits and weapons, Frank Castle may have never felt more at home. Parental Advisory
DETECTIVE COMICS #1004 DC COMICS (W) Peter J. Tomasi (A/CA) Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy The face behind the mask is revealed! Who's taken up the mantle of the Arkham Knight? What's their endgame? And what's the shocking secret that Batman never knew about a part of his life he'd taken for granted?
STAR TREK Q CONFLICT #5 (OF 6) IDW PUBLISHING (W) Scott Tipton, David Tipton (A/CA) David Messina The contest for the ages continues as the Captains race to capture the one exotic creature that Trelane is missing from his intergalactic menagerie-a Borg Queen! But as the Godlike beings revel in the games, the crews are hatching a plan of their own. Don't miss the penultimate issue of the biggest Star Trek crossover of all time! The crews of The Next Generation, The Original Series, Voyager, and Deep Space Nine come together to face their biggest challenge yet! Written by Star Trek: TNG: Mirror Broken scribes Scott & David Tipton!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #21 MARVEL COMICS (W) Nick Spencer (A) Gerardo Sandoval (CA) Humberto Ramos THE CLIMACTIC CONCLUSION OF "HUNTED" IS HERE! • Spidey faces an impossible situation that will push him as far as he's ever been pushed. • Who lives and who dies when the hunters become the prey? Rated T
SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY #3 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Chip Zdarsky THE REAL-TIME LIFE STORY OF SPIDER-MAN CONTINUES! It's the 1980s and Peter's life gets upended with wars both global and secret. And death stalks him at every turn. With a family and a world to protect, can he save everyone before it's too late? Rated T+
WAR OF REALMS #4 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Jason Aaron (A) Russell Dauterman (CA) Arthur Adams, Matthew Wilson Pray to All-Mother Freyja! For in her hands lies the key to ending Malekith's war. The Black Bifrost - the only method of travel for Malekith's vast armies - must fall. Even with the Punisher, Ghost Rider, Blade and Hulk (Jen Walters) at Freyja's side, how many Dark Elves can one goddess kill? While Freyja's team heads for the swamps of Svartalfheim, Captain America's rescue mission in Jotunheim faces the wrath of giants, Captain Marvel leads a global assault team against Malekith's allies and the Black Panther defends Avengers Mountain against a siege of mythic proportion. None of them know that Malekith has a secret weapon. And its bite will prove most...VENOMOUS. Rated T+
BATMAN #71 DC COMICS (W) Tom King (A/CA) Mikel Janin "The Fall and the Fallen" continues! Will it be father and son working together, or tearing each other apart? When it comes to the Waynes, expect a little of both. In the quest to get Bruce Wayne to hang up the cape and cowl, Thomas Wayne is going to have to use a little tough love. Only, not all the muscle behind it will be his own.
JUSTICE LEAGUE #24 DC COMICS (W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez "The Sixth Dimension" chapter five! The League's plan is in full swing, but one member of the team isn't on board with their message and sides with the World Forger! Betrayed, there's only one person who can turn the tide of this battle. Can Superman find the strength to escape his prison planet and save the Justice League, or is the League doomed to live out their days trapped in the Sixth Dimension?!
TRANSFORMERS #5 PUBLISHING(W) Brian Ruckley (A) Angel Hernandez, Cachet Whitman (CA) Andrew Griffith A brand new era of Transformers! The investigation into the mystery of Cybertron's first murder continues! Windblade closes in on answers, Rubble finds a job that suits him, and Bumblebee... well, Bumblebee has a secret that could lead to chaos. A cosmic epic of grand scale, presented by Star Trek/Green Lantern and Injustice 2 artist Angel Hernandez! Plus awesome action by G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero and Revolutionaries artist Ron Joseph!
KICK-ASS #14 (MR) IMAGE COMICS (W) Steve Niles (A/CA) Marcelo Frusin New allies emerge from the shadows as Kick-Ass hunts the drug suppliers soiling her neighborhood. The Russians are cooking up meth in Albuquerque, and Patience is going to tear down their labs one by one.
Pick(s) of the week- May 8, 2019
AGE OF X-MAN APOCALYPSE AND X-TRACTS #3 (OF 5) MARVEL COMICS (W) Tim Seeley (A) Salva Espin (CA) Gerardo Sandoval THE AGE OF X-MAN CONTINUES! The X-Tracts face the wrath of an X-Man as Colossus attacks! Plus, Dazzler takes on the tongue of Chernobog one-on-one! For a team who believe in love, they're sure getting in a lot of fights! Rated T+
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #6 MARVEL COMICS (W) Tom Taylor (A) Juan Cabal (CA) Andrew Robinson • The neighborhood, and the planet, is doomed. Spider-Man is powerless to stop the end of the world. Only Earth's Newest and Mightiest Hero, Spider-Bite, can save the day. • Wait, WHAT?! Rated T
STAR WARS AOR BOBA FETT #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Greg Pak (A) Marc Laming (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson THE HUNTER'S HEART! • As the implacable bounty hunter who tracked down HAN SOLO, BOBA FETT earned his reputation as one of the greatest villains in the galaxy. • But what happens when Boba Fett picks up the trail of an actual villain? • Find out what kind of heart - if any - beats under that MANDALORIAN armor! Rated T
WAR OF REALMS NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #1 (OF 4) MARVEL COMICS (W) Greg Pak (A) Lim, Gang Hyuk (CA) Billy Tan FEATURING MARVEL'S NEWEST HEROES WAVE, AERO & SWORD MASTER! A "War of the Realms" tie-in series! As Sindr, Immortal Queen of Muspelheim, and her legions of Fire Demons march on Asia, it's time for a new band of heroes to unite to protect the Pacific Rim. Having brought together a ragtag team of heroes to defend the Earth from an alien invasion in the past, can Amadeus Cho reassemble his "protectors" -- Shang-Chi, Silk and Jimmy Woo to save the world from incineration? And where is Kamala Khan? And just who are Crescent, Io and Luna Snow??? Featuring Marvel's newest heroes from China, Aero and Sword Master, and a mysterious new Filipino heroine named WAVE! Rated T+
BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #5 (OF 6) DC COMICS (W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jock It's a battle to the death as Batman goes head-to-head with the Grim Knight! The Caped Crusader is forced to not only fight off the most evil version of himself, but the growing desire to turn his back on his moral code and commit cold-blooded murder. Any other time, Batman would be able to stay on the straight and narrow, but as the Joker serum finally takes over his body, Bruce Wayne may just succumb to pure evil, and kill the Grim Knight. All of this is foreseen by the Batman Who Laughs, who has been planning for the corruption of Bruce Wayne, banking on him activating the "Last Laugh" protocol and turning Gotham City into an incubator for evil. All the Batman Who Laughs needs is one last "Happy Bruce" from another dimension to make his serum work...but only Batman knows where the last Bruce is going to show up.
DETECTIVE COMICS #1003 DC COMICS (W) Peter J. Tomasi (A/CA) Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy Damian was so certain he could succeed against the Arkham Knight where his father failed-and not only was he wrong, but as it turns out, the Knight has a surprising plan for the son of Batman!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #20.HU MARVEL COMICS (W) Nick Spencer (A) Cory Smith (CA) Greg Land ESSENTIAL "HUNTED" TIE-IN! • The Vulture is one of Spider-Man's oldest villains and his oldest villain... • ...but that doesn't make him any less dangerous. Kraven's biggest hunt has thrown everything upside down and there's plenty of carrion for the Vulture. Rated T
SAVAGE AVENGERS #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Gerry Duggan (A) Mike Deodato (CA) David Finch The most savage, most unkillable team of characters in the Marvel Universe is assembled! Wolverine! Venom! Elektra! Punisher! And in their midst - Conan the Barbarian! Conan has returned to the Marvel Universe and his new adventures begin here. What is the City of Sickles? Who is the Marrow God? How is the Hand involved? The roughest and most dangerous characters rumble through this new title starting with...Conan vs. Wolverine? 'Nuff said. Rated T+
WAR OF REALMS #3 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Jason Aaron (A) Russell Dauterman (CA) Arthur Adams, Matthew Wilson RECLAIM THE REALMS! North America freezes into New Jotunheim. Europe becomes New Svartalfheim. Asia goes up in flames as the new domain of Queen Sindr and her fire goblins. Ulik the Troll lays claim to Australia while Amora the Enchantress raises an army of the dead in South America. Africa falls to the Angels of Heven while Roxxon Oil drops its stakes in Antarctica. Midgard now belongs to Malekith and his allies! The Avengers' last hope lies in a series of suicide missions across the realms, starting with the rescue of Thor-last seen surrounded by an army of Frost Giants in Jotunheim... Rated T+
WAR OF REALMS STRIKEFORCE DARK ELF REALM #1 #1 MARVEL COMICS (W) Bryan Hill (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu THE PUNISHER LEADS THE CHARGE TO SHUT DOWN THE BLACK BIFROST! Deep in the swamps of Svartalfheim stands the Black Bifrost, Malekith's corrupted Rainbow Bridge and the only reliable means of travel between the realms with the true Bifrost in pieces. If the gods are going to stop Malekith's invasion, the Black Bridge must fall. With her son missing and husband injured, Lady Freyja must take up the challenge herself. But she won't go alone. Hulk (Jen Walters), the Punisher, Blade and Ghost Rider follow the All-Mother of Asgard straight into Malekith's home territory! Rated T+
BATMAN #70 DC COMICS (W) Tom King (A) Mikel Janin, Jorge Fornes (CA) Andy Kubert n chapter one of "The Fall and the Fallen," Batman escapes his Knightmares only to wind up in a whole other bad dream. He's locked in Arkham Asylum with his worst enemies, and the only way to get out is to fight them all. It's a gladiatorial game of madness and mayhem, all for the amusement of Bane!
BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III #1 (OF 6) DC COMICS (W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Freddie Williams II The 80th anniversary of Batman collides with the 35th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in this stunning concluding miniseries to the BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES trilogy. Our heroes have battled the evil of the Foot Clan in Gotham City and Bane in New York, but now Krang has gotten his hands on the most dangerous technologies in the DC Universe-and no universe is safe from his wrath! Co-published with IDW.
DCEASED #1 (OF 6) DC COMICS (W) Tom Taylor (A) Trevor Hairsine & Various (CA) Greg Capullo "I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was Death, and Hades was following close behind him."-Revelation 6:8 A mysterious techno-virus has been released on Earth, infecting 600 million people and turning them instantly into violent, monstrous engines of destruction. The heroes of the DCU are caught completely unprepared for a pandemic of this magnitude and struggle to save their loved ones first...but what happens to the World's Greatest Heroes if the world ends? New York Times best-selling writer Tom Taylor (INJUSTICE) returns with a terrifying new tale and is joined by artists Trevor Hairsine (LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT) and Stefano Gaudiano (The Walking Dead).
DCS YEAR OF THE VILLAIN #1 DC COMICS (W) Brian Michael Bendis & Various (A) Jim Cheung & Various (CA) Greg Capullo Evil is winning! Lex Luthor and The Legion of Doom conspire with Cosmic Gods, bending mankind toward a dark destiny. Elsewhere, the scourge of Leviathan spreads unchecked, seizing power in every corner of the world. And all the while the Batman Who Laughs busies himself in the shadows, aligned with no one-yet with sinister plans for all. The carnage starts here as the badguys take center stage in "The Year of the Villain," the most treacherous event in DC Comics history. Some act with united goals, others with plans selfish and secret, every one of them on a monstrous collision course against Batman, Superman and the heroes of the DC Universe. And our heroes will fail us. Don't miss the start of "The Year of the Villain," featuring the talents of writers Brian Michael Bendis, Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, artists Jim Cheung, Alex Maleev and Francis Manapul and cover artist Greg Capullo-all for just $0.25!
GREEN LANTERN #7 DC COMICS (W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Liam Sharp After sacrificing himself to save the entire universe from a cosmic WMD, Hal Jordan finds himself trapped inside his own power ring! And he discovers an entire universe lies inside it, populated with souls whose lives are threatened when his ring runs out of power! Can Hal save yet another universe one issue after saving the last? Only Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp know the answer within this classic run in the making!
JUSTICE LEAGUE #23 DC COMICS (W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez "The Sixth Dimension" chapter four! Our heroes have been banished to the prison planet of villains by the World Forger. Stuck with no way of escape, the team hatches a plan to defeat the World Forger and get back to their dimension with the help of a new ally, but where is Superman?!
TRANSFORMERS #4 IDW PUBLISHING (W) Brian Ruckley (A) Angel Hernandez, Ron Joseph (CA) Sara Pitre-Durocher Prowl and Chromia are investigating the disappearance of a missing scientist in the wilds of Cybertron when a mysterious figure crosses their path. Who is he and what does he know about the disappeared scientist? And where is Bumblebee disappearing to at all odd hours? Transformers-now shipping twice monthly! All your favorite Transformers characters as you've never seen them before!