Comics Releases June/4/14

 

MARVEL

 

all new x-factor 9

ALL NEW X-FACTOR #9

Rating: Rated T+

Writer: Peter David

Artist: Jared Fletcher

• The team faces unexpected consequences for “saving” a young girl. • Plus: Gambit does something naughty.


 

amazing x-men #8

AMAZING X-MEN #8

Rating: Rated T+

Writer: Craig Kyle

Artist: Ed Mcguinness

• Wolverine takes a trip back to Canada… • But when he discovers that an old friend is missing, his visit soon transforms into a hairy situation. • New writers Craig Kyle and Chris Yost!


 

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AMAZING X-MEN ANNUAL #1

Rating: Rated T+

Writer: Monty Nero

Artist: Salvador Larroca

• Storm and the Amazing X-Men go to Africa! • A death in Storm’s family sheds light on a new threat to the X-Men!


 

avengers world 7

AVENGERS WORLD #7

Rating: Rated T+

Writer: Nick Spencer

Artist: Mark Brooks

• What is SPEAR? Who are The Ascendant? • In the face of an ancient evil, a rising super-power answers the call.


 

Black Widow 7

BLACK WIDOW #7

Rating: Rated T+

Writer: Nathan Edmondson

Artist: Phil Noto

The Finale, Part 1: David. Clint. Barney. The Building. The Tracksuit Draculas. The Clown. Ever seen Rio Bravo? Check it out, it’s pretty good.


 

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CAPTAIN AMERICA #21

Rating: Rated T

Writer: Nic Klein

Artist: Nic Klein

• This is it, the one you don’t want to miss: The beginning of the end of Steve Rogers.! • The Iron Nail breaks Captain America! • Steve Rogers lays a final sacrifice on the altar of freedom.


 

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CYCLOPS #2

Rating: Rated T+

Writer: Greg Rucka

Artist: Alexander Lozano

• A father and son mend fences the best way possible – on an intergalactic road trip! • Stop one? The spectacular resort world of Dixzit, where Scott flirts with aliens. Badly! • But what’s the dark secret of Dixzit? Greg Rucka (PUNISHER) and Russel Dauterman (Nightwing) uncover the clues!


 

Iron Fist Living Weapon 3

IRON FIST: THE LIVING WEAPON #3

Rating: Rated T+

Writer: Kaare Andrews

Cover Artist: Kaare Andrews

K’UN LUN IN RUINS! • Ninja nurses versus killers in suits! • Our villain’s face revealed, and it’s one terribly close to Danny Rand’s heart!


 

Iron Man 27

IRON MAN #27

Rating: Rated T+

Writer: Kieron Gillen

RINGS OF THE MANDARIN COMES TO A STARTLING CONCLUSION!!! • The MANDARINS rampage reaches its climax. Who can TONY STARK count as an ally? • The TRUTH behind the Mandarins. • Can Tony’s Fellowship manage to defeat the Lords of the Rings?


 

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LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD #5

Rating: Rated T+

Writer: Al Ewing

Cover Artist: Jenny Frison

• Nobody else would have done it – because nobody else would have the nerve! Loki’s crew comes together to crack the deepest dungeons of Asgardia itself! • It’s the ultimate caper – but is there one plot twist too many for even the God of Trickery to handle? • This movie rated 🙁 for tears before bedtime.


 

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MAGNETO #5

Rating: Parental Advisory

Writer: Cullen Bunn

Cover Artist: Declan Shalvey

• Magneto continues his crusade of safeguarding the future of mutantkind by whatever means he deems necessary, all the while pursued by agents of S.H.I.E.L.D…. • But now someone new is hot on the trail of the Master of Magnetism. Someone with ties to his past. Will she be his greatest ally or his downfall…or both?


 

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MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #2

Rating: Rated T+

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis

Cover Artist: David Marquez

PART TWO OF THE BIGGEST SPIDER-MAN STORY OF THE YEAR “REVIVAL” • After the mind-blowing reveal at the end of the first issue, miles life will NEVER be the same again. • With SHIELD gone, the biggest villain in SPIDER-MAN history is out and nothing can stop him. • Miles has made a huge choice about the woman he loves. Will he live to regret it?


 

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MIRACLEMAN #7

Rating: Parental Advisoryslc

Cover Artist: Alan Davis

• Miracleman and Mr. Cream descend into the jungles of Paraguay where the battle with Gargunza begins! • Gargunza’s shocking intentions for Liz Moran and her unborn child are revealed! • An unexpected enemy may mean the death of Miracleman! • Including material originally presented in WARRIOR #20-21 and MIRACLEMAN #6, plus bonus content.


 

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MOON KNIGHT #4

Rating: Rated T+

Writer: Warren Ellis

Cover Artist: Declan Shalvey

• Moon Knight goes somewhere even more messed up than his own mind. • Something is happening to the subjects of a sleep experiment that’s driving them all insane. • Go with Moon Knight to the Mushroom graveyard planet for the most troubling and disturbing issue yet!


 

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NEW WARRIORS #5

Writer: Christopher Yost

Cover Artist: Ramon Perez

• With half the team trapped in the bowels of mysterious and very probably haunted WUNDAGORE MOUNTAIN, the rest of the all-new New Warriors deal with the bar scene in Prague! • A look inside the mind of happy go lucky SPEEDBALL, the most hated man in America. • A dog and cat play chess, the result of which could destroy NEW YORK CITY.


 

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ORIGINAL SIN #3 (OF 8)

Rating: Rated T+

Writer: Jason Aaron

Cover Artist: Julian Totino Tedesco

ANSWERS AT ALL COSTS. • In the wake of last issue’s explosion of secrets, the heroes of the Marvel U are reeling, leaving Nick Fury to stand alone. • He Who Holds the Eye is still on the run, and now we meet his boss, the villainous mastermind behind the raid on the Watcher’s lair. • And in deep space, the Winter Soldier leads a team that uncovers the most bizarre murder of all.


 

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PAINKILLER JANE: THE 22 BRIDES #1 (OF 3)

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti

WRAPAROUND VARIANT COVER BY AMANDA CONNOR DOUBLE-SIZED FIRST ISSUE! PAINKILLER JANE: Romance and chaos is in the air as Jane is joined by a group of mercenary assassins called THE 22 BRIDES as they take down a group of terrorists causing chaos in NYC. Also featured is MONSTER featuring Jane on the hunt for a killer with art by Steve Mannion.


 

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PUNISHER #6

Rating: Parental Advisory

Writer: Nathan Edmondson

Cover Artist: Mitchell Gerads

• The electrifying conclusion to the Dos Soles story! • Will L.A. burn, or can Frank fight fire with fire? • And even if Frank can overcome A.I.M. and the Dos Soles, can he escape the ever-tightening noose of the Howling Commandos?


 

SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN #12

Superior Foes of Spider-Man 12

Rating: Rated T+

Writer: Nick Spencer

Voted one the best mainstream superhero comicS of 2013 by THE ONION A.V. CLUB! • Only Five villains stand between New York and total chaos. • The problem? Those villains are the Superior Foes. • Spencer, Lieber, and utter chaos on the streets of Manhattan. Buy it.

 

DC COMICS


 

ACTION COMICS #32

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Written by GREG PAK

Art and cover by AARON KUDER

RATED T

“SUPERMAN: DOOMED” continues with “ENEMY OF THE STATE” as Superman struggles against the Doomsday virus – but is he losing the fight? How much longer can he stay in control? And how far will he be pushed when he’s faced with a world against him and a shocking betrayal at the end of this issue?


 

AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS #3

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Written by DAN JURGENS

Art by LAN MEDINA and ALLEN MARTINEZ

Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

RATED T

Aquaman learns the secret behind the Atlantean relics The Others use! Plus, a member abandons the team during a deadly battle against the Solokovs!


 

BATMAN 66 MEETS GREEN HORNET #1 (OF 6)

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Written by KEVIN SMITH and RALPH GARMAN

Art by TY TEMPLETON

Cover by ALEX ROSS

In 1967, television history was made when two masked crime fighters met in a historic crossover. Now, superstar filmmaker Kevin Smith and actor/comedian Ralph Garman join forces with artist Ty Templeton (BATMAN ’66) to bring these two iconic characters and their famous partners together again. Set in the continuity of that earlier team-up, Batman, The Green Hornet, Robin and Kato must go up against a very different General (formerly Colonel) Gumm. What crime could be so deadly as to force these rivals to put aside their differences and join forces again? And what surprise does Gumm have up his sticky sleeve?


 

BATMAN ETERNAL #9

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Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, JOHN LAYMAN and TIM SEELEY

Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH

RATED T

As the weekly Batman epic continues, the questions continue to mount. In this issue, find out why Batman is in Hong Kong teaming up with Mr. Unknown!


 

BATWING #32

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Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by EDUARDO PANSICA and JULIO FERREIRA

Cover by AMANDA CONNER

RATED T

The final showdown between Batwing and Menace is here!


 

EARTH 2 #24

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Written by TOM TAYLOR

Art by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA

Cover by PHILIP TAN and NORM RAPMUND

DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA

RATED T

Aquawoman leads Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, and The Flash to battle Beguiler in the middle of the ocean! And Superman makes an unprecedented move that could change the future of Earth 2!


 

GREEN ARROW #32

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Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art and cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO

RATED T

With Seattle under siege and Diggle in the grip of crime lord Richard Dragon, the Queen Legacy must find a way to move on. But is that even possible given the violent aftermath of The Outsiders War? A brand-new storyline and perfect jumping-on point to Lemire and Sorrentino’s popular run, as “Green Arrow: Broken” begins here!


 

GREEN LANTERN #32

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Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art and cover by BILLY TAN and ROB HUNTER

DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA

RATED T

“UPRISING!” part 3! In the midst of a bloody interstellar revolution against the Green Lantern Corps, the Durlans make a move to claim the ultimate position of power for themselves! But the battered Corps’ only hope is intel possessed by a sworn enemy, Nol-Anj!


 

JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 #7

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Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS

Art and cover by HOWARD PORTER

RATED T

They’ve been plotting for months, and now Cadmus’ plans come to fruition! The FIVE’s true leader is revealed at last! And The Flash dies – again! It’s just another a day in the life of the future Justice League.


 

LOONEY TUNES #219

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Written by IVAN COHEN

Art by ROBERT POPE and SCOTT McRAE

Cover by SCOTT NEELY

Wile E. Coyote is sure that attending a self-improvement lecture will lead him to glorious victory over the Road Runner. The panels are inspirational, and he knows just the Acme Products to put their ideas into practice! But the featured speaker has other ideas.


 

THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #5

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Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, JEFF LEMIRE, DAN JURGENS and KEITH GIFFEN

Art by JESUS MERINO and DAN GREEN

Cover by RYAN SOOK

RATED T

Mr. Terrific unveils his latest technical achievement – but will it take over the DC Universe? Plus, Firestorm’s inner conflict explodes!


 

SWAMP THING #32

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Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art and cover by JESUS SAIZ

RATED T+

Swamp Thing versus Aquaman! See the other side of the battle that exploded between these two forces of nature last month in AQUAMAN #31! Is Swamp Thing guilty of the crimes Aquaman is accusing him of?


 

TINY TITANS: RETURN TO THE TREEHOUSE #1 (OF 6)

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Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO

Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR

The Eisner Award-winning series is back for an all-new six-issue miniseries! Superboy and Supergirl return to the treehouse to discover…IT’S MISSING! Or is it just…really small? Who could have done such a thing?! Find out as all your favorite Tiny Titans search for answers!


 

TRINITY OF SIN: THE PHANTOM STRANGER #20

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Written by J.M. DeMATTEIS

Art by FERNANDO BLANCO

Cover by GUILLEM MARCH

RATED T

“The Crack in Creation” concludes! The Spectre arrives to aid the Stranger as Non and Sin Eater threaten to reshape our reality. But can The Spectre be trusted – or will he sacrifice an entire world to get his revenge on the Phantom Stranger?


 

VAMPIRE DIARIES #6

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Written by COLLEEN DORAN

Art and cover by COLLEEN DORAN

DIGITAL FIRST

When a house fire takes the life of a Mystic Falls cheerleader, Elena and her friends are skeptical – after all, Annie’s dad died years before in a fire, too. But when the town police begin to investigate, Stefan Salvatore is drawn into the intrigue as part of a love triangle…and the prime suspect in this grisly murder!

 

VERTIGO


 

HINTERKIND #8

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Written by Ian Edginton

Art by Francesco Trifogli

Cover by Greg Tocchini

MATURE READERS

After being rescued from death’s door by the Ogrekin, Prosper and Jon Hobb find themselves drawn into a murder investigation as the hand of the Vampire Nation moves across the land. Meanwhile, Asa can’t believe his eyes as a familiar face is seemingly back from the dead.


 

WAKE #9 (OF 10)

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Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art by SEAN MURPHY

Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON

MATURE READERS

A post-apocalyptic USA only partially above sea level, a country overrun by corrupt leaders fearful of horrific mermaids, a voice dredged up from the deep, dark past – how will all these factors tie together in the acclaimed miniseries by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy? Will Leeward discover something more to the life she knows out across the vast ocean? Find out in the penultimate issue of THE WAKE!

 

IMAGE


 

68: RULE OF WAR #3 (OF 4)

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story: MARK KIDWELL

art: JEFF ZORNOW & JAY FOTOS

Face-to-face with the psychopath that murdered his only son, CIA Agent Declan Rule learns the meaning of pain at the turn of a scalpel’s blade. An abandoned airstrip in Vietnam introduces Kuen Yam and his followers to the unlikely agents of Heaven and in New Jersey. The Kuens’ desperate journey downriver delivers them into the hands of a madman.


 

BURN THE ORPHANAGE REIGN OF TERROR #2 (OF 5)

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story: DANIEL FREEDMAN & SINA GRACE

art / cover: SINA GRACE

Tensions are rising as Rock’s distrust for Izabel splits the rebel group in two. With resources dwindling and spirits descending, MannCorp’s assault-bots will have an easy time picking the team off unless they can find a way to work together.


 

CLONE #17

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story: DAVID SCHULNER, AARON GINSBURG, & WADE MCINTYRE

art / cover: JUAN JOSE RYP & ANDY TROY

As the Coalition’s anti-clone agenda grows stronger, one man adopts a grass-roots approach: knocking bigots’ teeth out!


 

THE DARKNESS: CLOSE YOUR EYES (ONE SHOT)

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story: ALES KOT

art / cover: MAREK OLEKSICKI

ALES KOT (ZERO, WILD CHILDREN) joins MARO OLEKSICKI (Frankenstein’s Wounds, 28 Days Later) to deliver this special Darkness one-shot! Los Angeles more than a hundred years ago: a different place, yet the sun still burns down the ground and the oilfields flow. This is a story of another Estacado. This is a story of love. This is a story of death.


 

DREAM POLICE #2

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Story By: J. Michael Straczynski

Art By: Sid Kotian

Cover By: Sid Kotian

Variant Cover By: Anna Dittman

Dream Police Lieutenants Joe Thursday and Katie Black have always been partners. At least, that’s what they both remember. But if that’s true, why does Joe keep having recurring visions of a partner he never had? Is it just his imagination? With the Dreamscape constantly on the verge of destruction, what difference can one man’s memory really make? The answer may be more important than any of them can guess.


 

FIVE GHOSTS #12

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Story By: Frank J. Barbiere

Art By: Chris Mooneyham

Cover By: Chris Mooneyham

“LOST COASTLINES,” Conclusion In the midst of a battle against his greatest foe, Fabian is faced with an impossible decision! Who will survive the Island of Dreams?


 

FIVE WEAPONS #9

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Story By: Jimmie Robinson

Art By: Jimmie Robinson

Cover By: Jimmie Robinson

“BACK TO CLASS,” Part Four Enrique, Principal O, and the Nurse unleash a full assault against Tyler in order to regain power of the school clubs. But Tyler isn’t going down without a fight because he has a secret weapon of his own: the fastest animal on earth…Principal Z’s cheetah.


 

GREAT PACIFIC #15

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Story By: Joe Harris

Art By: Martin Morazzo

Cover By: Martin Morazzo

Variant Cover By: Steve Rolston

“BIG GAME HUNTER,” Part One New Texas is growing, along with tensions between Chas Worthington’s people and the nuclear-armed ‘Little Chief,’ whose mysterious band of outlaw tribesmen also call ‘The Pack’ their home. But when a hunter of weapons and men comes hunting both, Chas will have to pick sides…and risk a civil war!


 

MADAME FRANKENSTEIN #2 (OF 7)

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story: JAMIE S. RICH

art: MEGAN LEVENS

cover: JOELLE JONES & NICK FILARDI

Now that he has built his creature, Vincent has to start teaching her how to be a lady. Meanwhile, his rival, feeling guilty over the death of their mutual love, begins to investigate what’s going on down at the lab.


 

NAILBITER #2

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story: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

art / cover: MIKE HENDERSON

Officer Nicolas Finch doesn’t care about Buckaroo, Oregon’s serial killers or its secrets—he just wants to find his missing friend. With time running out he turns to the one man who has all the answers…the infamous Nailbiter!


 

ONE HIT WONDER #3 (OF 5)

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story: FABRICE SAPOLSKY

art : STEPHEN THOMPSON

cover : ARIEL OLIVETTI

MINISERIES CONCLUSION! The end of the mob as we know it. So bloody that we invented a word for it: “binge killing.” You thought you saw everything in the Game of Thrones-style penultimate issue? Think again! Richie Reese’s final fate is revealed here. Which side is he on? Who’ll go with a smile? Also: the Hollywood Killer’s next adventure is teased here.


 

RISE OF THE MAGI #1

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Story: Marc Silvestri

Art: Sumeyye Kesgin

Cover: Marc Silvestri

A small black sphere contains all the magic that exists past, present, and future. Without it, two worlds would not survive. The sphere has been protected for centuries by a spell that was believed unbreakable. Asa Stonethrow, a common man in the world of magic, discovers the spell has been breached and a small chip of the black sphere has been stolen!


 

SPAWN #244

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story: TODD MCFARLANE

art: SZYMON KUDRANSKI

cover: SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD MCFARLANE

After seeking out answers about Sara’s whereabouts, Jim leaves the individual responsible, but not without sending a message. Will he make it to Sara’s aid in time?


 

SUPERANNUATED MAN #1 (OF 6)

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story / art / cover: TED MCKEEVER

FROM THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CREATOR OF MINIATURE JESUS. By the time most people realized it, they were no longer in charge of the world we know. In an unspecified future, the small seaside town of Blackwater has now been taken over by advanced and mutated animals. Most of the humans that lived there are now either dead or gone, but one old-man remains, scavenging off the scraps and refuse of humanity’s past, and doggedly defying the new tenants.


 

WITCHBLADE #175

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Story By: Ron Marz

Art By: Laura Braga

Cover By: Laura Braga

DOUBLE-SIZED ANNIVERSARY ISSUE! Starting a new storyline, the team of writer RON MARZ and artist LAURA BRAGA continue their acclaimed run, providing an entry point for new readers, as well as a celebration of all that’s gone before. Also features a second story by MARZ & BRAGA, revealing a previously untold tale of the Witchblade in feudal Japan, as well as other bonus features.

 

DYNAMITE


 

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #12

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Dan Abnett (w)

Cezar Razek (a)

Livio Ramondelli (c)

A day in the life aboard Galactica… as seen through the eyes of two of the smallest characters aboard: Boxey and his Daggit! What is life like for an innocent boy growing up in the strange, dangerous, exciting and often lonely world? An unusual and compelling take on life on the Galactica!


 

THE BLACK BAT #11

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Brian Buccellato (w)

Ronan Cliquet (a)

Jae Lee (c)

Black Bat has managed to toe the line throughout his quest for redemption. But when someone close to him dies, will he finally cross that line and become a killer? Also, Oliver Snate’s mystery guardian angel pulls back the curtain and finally reveals himself… propelling this story towards its gut-wrenching conclusion.


 

CAPTAIN ACTION CAT: THE TIMESTREAM CATastrophe! #2 (OF 4)

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Art Baltazar, Franco, Chris “Zod” Smits (w)

Art Baltazar (a/c)

The journey through the TIMESTREAM continues as Captain Action Cat, Khem, Golden Age Action Cat, and Dr. Evil Cat spin wildly out of control! Their discombobulated trip takes them to unsuspected lands, unfamiliar places, and the dimension of the fantastic phantom apparition known as The Ghost! Who is she? What’s her deal? Is she a Cat person? We sure hope so! Who is trying to possess the ultimate evil anyway? Just when our heroes make sense of things they come face to face with the mysterious man known as “X”! All this and a sample of jungle fury from the cheetah called the Savage Beauty! Be careful not to crush on her…or she will crush you! From the Eisner award winning cartoonists Art Baltazar and Franco! The awesomeness lies within these pages! Highly recommended by Franco’s mom. She says you should buy two. 😀


 

CHAOS #2 (OF 6)

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Tim Seeley (w)

Mirka Andolfo (a)

Emanuela Lupacchino, Tim Seeley, Nei Ruffino (c)

The hunt is on as the Chosen kids raise the dead in the search for Evil Ernie. Chastity revolts against Purgatori, leading to a vampire catfight to end all vampire catfights.


 

DOC SAVAGE #6

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Chris Roberson (w)

Bilquis Evely (a)

Alex Ross (c)

As the millennium draws to a close in 2000, Doc Savage’s operation has expanded into a world-wide network of call centers and helpdesks, enabling him to assist more people than ever. But when a terrorist organization hacks into Doc’s servers and cripples the infrastructure with a malicious virus, countless lives are put at risk. And as planes begin to fall from the skies, can even the Man of Bronze save them all?


 

JIM BUTCHER’S DRESDEN FILES: WAR CRY #1 (Of 6)

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Jim Butcher, Mark Powers (w)

Carlos Gomez (a)

Stjepan Sejic(c)

Four months have passed since the events depicted in Dead Beat, Jim Butcher’s New York Times- bestselling 7th novel in the Dresden Files series. A war is raging between the vampire forces of the Red Court and the White Council—a war the wizards are losing. So desperate are the Council that they’ve dragooned the experienced and the outcast to reinforce their thinning ranks of Wardens. One of these draftees is one Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only wizard for hire and a guy who’s long been looked upon with suspicion by the supernatural authorities. Now, he’s one of them, and his first big mission as a Warden is a doozy: take a small team of greenhorns to a frigid town in the middle of nowhere to rescue a handful of mortals who’ve been targeted by the Red Court. The question is, why exactly are these particular mortals so crucial to the outcome of the war? The answer will come only if Harry can keep them, and his team, alive for one very long night. An all new, original Dresden Files story featuring stunning artwork from Carlos Gomez, and covers by the amazing Stjepan Sejic!


 

NEW VAMPIRELLA #1

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Nancy A. Collins (w)

Patrick Berkenkotter (a)

Terry Dodson, Jenny Frison, Arthur Adams, Jay Anacleto, Joe Jusko (c)

Celebrating Vampirella’s 45th anniversary! In FEAST OF SHADOWS, the first in the six-part OUR LADY OF SHADOWS story arc. Vampirella is sent by the Vatican to investigate the kidnapping of a little girl by Ethan Shroud and the Chaos cultists, only to become the centerpiece of a ritual invoking Lady Umbra, the sister-bride of Chaos, that leaves her marked as a living sacrifice to the dark goddess who rules the shadows. VAMPIRELLA is back and returns to her horror roots with Bram Stoker Award-winning author Nancy A. Collins (Swamp Thing, Sunglasses After Dark, Jason vs. Leatherface) and Patrick Berkenkotter (Red Sonja, Avengers/Invaders).

 

DARK HORSE COMICS


 

ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #3

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Victor Gischler (W), Will Conrad (A), Michelle Madsen (C), Scott Fischer (Cover), and Chris Samnee and Jordie Bellaire (Variant cover)

Angel has found everyone is going to the same person in London’s Magic Town for advice—and it’s decidedly not him. But she is someone Angel can take partial credit for . . . And the pixie menaces have stepped up their muscle with another lady from Angel’s past. Meanwhile, Faith is screwing up. Again.


 

GHOST #5

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Chris Sebela (W), Jan Duursema (P), Dan Parsons (I), Dan Jackson (C), and Jenny Frison (Cover)

When Tommy starts to suspect that Von Ghastly, the eccentric host of a bloodcurdling cable access show, may be up to more than just morbid mischief, Ghost leaps into action . . . but she has an audience of her own! Chris Sebela serves up big screams on the small screen!


 

LOBSTER JOHNSON: GET LOBSTER #4 (OF 5)

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Writer: Mike Mignola, John Arcudi

Artist: Tonci Zonjic

Colorist: Dave Stewart

Cover Artist: Tonci Zonjic

After shooting a gung-ho NYPD chief right through the head, Lobster heads to the villains’ massive laboratory, where he’s attacked by two huge steampunk cyborgs!


 

THE  VICTORIES #12

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Michael Avon Oeming (W/A/Cover) and Nick Filardi (C)

On sale June 4

Lady Dragon has infiltrated the secret organization run by her father and now she must decide—turn her back on the Victories or continue to help them from the inside? Meanwhile, Sleeper’s attempts to contact her lead to some unusual, and unexpected, results . . .


 

SAVAGE SWORD #8

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Writer: John Arcudi, Gary Chaloner, Dan Jolley, Roy Thomas, Paul Tobin

Artist: Gary Chaloner, Alberto Alburquerque, Franck Biancarelli, John Buscema, John Nadeau

Cover Artist: Philip Tan

Eighty pages of adventure from the mind of pulp master Robert E. Howard! Solomon Kane comes to the rescue in a wolf-infested forest, while Conrad and Kirowan plumb the depths of the supernatural . . . plus more pioneering adventures of Breckinridge Elkins and an original Conan story by John Arcudi!

 

BOOM! STUDIOS


 

ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE #6 (OF 6)

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Authors: Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover

Artist: Wook Jin Clark

Cover Artists: A: Wook Jin Clark B: Tyler Hutchinson C: Kyle Hotz (Incentive)D: Sarah Stone (Incentive)

Will Finn and Jake finally be able to get Monkey Wizard to kidnap Painting Princess and right all the wrong that is happening in Ooo?! Everything is backwards and sometimes forwards but always upside-down. Don’t miss out on the final issue of THE FLIP SIDE!


 

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #1

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Story: John Carpenter and Eric Powell

Script: Eric Powell

Artist: Brian Churilla

Cover Artists: A: Eric Powell B: Joe Quinones C: Chris Weston (Incentive)D. Terry Dodson (Incentive) E. Tank Top (Incentive)

WHY WE LOVE IT: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA is one of our favorite cult-classic films because it mashed together ’80s action and supernatural fantasy movies with ’70s kung-fu flicks. This is the first time any new BIG TROUBLE stories have been officially told, and we have the film’s original director, John Carpenter, working with Eric Powell (THE GOON) on the story. You can’t beat that!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Eric Powell is a huge fan of BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, so the sense of humor and over-the-top action he brings to THE GOON will be all over this book. Trust us, Brian Churilla’s (THE SIXTH GUN: SONS OF THE GUN) art on this is all kinds of fun.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Jack Burton, a macho, truck-driving adventurer, finds a stowaway hiding on his rig, The Pork Chop Express, but that soon becomes the least of his troubles. He helped his best friend Wang save his fiancée from the clutches of a demon, but now the wedding has been invaded by more evil forces with one thing on their minds—revenge against Jack Burton!


 

GARFIELD #26

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Author: Mark Evanier

Artist: Andy Hirsch

Cover Artist: Gary Barker

As summer heats up, we’ve got two all-new GARFIELD stories! In the first, Jon gets caught up in another wacky scheme, followed by a tale where Garfield spends the day making a new friend.


 

REVELATIONS #6 (OF 6)

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Author: Paul Jenkins

Artist: Humberto Ramos

Cover Artist: Humberto Ramos

Detective Charlie Northern is close to the truth behind the death of the Pope’s successor, but he struggles with his quickly fracturing faith. With the implication of a dark, corrupt cult at the very heart of the Vatican, Northern’s investigation into one unexplained death might dismantle one of the oldest, most valued institutions of the world. Discover the truth in this final chapter of Jenkins and Ramos’ thrilling mystery!


 

SUICIDE RISK #14


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Author: Mike Carey

Artist: Elena Casagrande

Cover Artist: Stephanie Hans

With the Requiem identity in full control now, Tracey, Danny and Suni must find a way to survive the vengeful god now wearing Leo Winters’ body. But Requiem has his own plans, and having been thwarted before, he’s not going to let something as simple as family get in his way…


 

THE WOODS #2

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Author: James Tynion IV

Artist: Michael Dialynas

Cover Artists: A: Ramón Pérez B: Michael Dialynas

While the crew of students led by Adrian and Karen come face to face with the unseen terrors of the alien woods, tensions boil over back at the school as power-hungry players seize the opportunity to take control.

 

AVATAR PRESS


 

CALIBAN #3

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Writer: Garth Ennis

Cover & Art: Facundo Percio

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: GARTH ENNIS has created a science fiction horror story that grabs you and rips a black hole in your chest while reading. The crew of the Caliban is dying. When an alien ship melded with their vessel in hyperspace, it unleashed something long forgotten from the darkest and coldest corners of the universe. Creeping flesh, mutating fears, and paranoia pushed to the brink of sanity rule now. Garth Ennis delivers a modern day sci-fi masterpiece in the vein of Alien that tears you screaming from your safe place and leaves you naked before unimaginable horrors. Available with Regular, Wraparound, Terror, and Design Sketch Incentive covers by Facundo Percio and a ultra-limited Dark Matter edition of just 1500 copies.

 

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

 

GODSTORM: AGE OF DARKNESS #1 (of 1)

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(W) Patrick Shand (A) TBD (CA) Pasquale Qualano

Can a god truly be killed?

In the aftermath of ASCENSION, Zeus’s family has been rocked to its core by a tragic loss. As the Dark Horde joins with an old foe, will any of the gods who have fought for good stand against the coming threat? Or will their long legacies end in tragedy?


 

GRIMM FAIRY TALES #98

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(W) Patrick Shand (A) Sergio Osuna (CA) Talent Caldwell

Highborns and Falsebloods have been exposed! For years, the dark forces that threaten humanity have operated in the shadow of darkness. However, now that the Dark Horde is taking charge, the time of secrecy has gone. As humanity becomes aware of the great war brewing, we follow one family as they prepare for an Age of Darkness.


 

IDW


 

GHOSTBUSTERS #17

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Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a & c)

New York’s unknown dead are buried on Hart Island… and their spirits are about to be stirred, raised and conscripted into an army with but one purpose: raising chaos on the streets of Manhattan. The second half of Mass Hysteria! begins here in our celebration of 30 years of Ghostbusters!


 

GI JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #203

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Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

While G.I. JOE continues to adjust to their new circumstances, COBRA COMMANDER begins making his play to unite COBRA. However, his serpentine plot has many twists and turns, and with ZARTAN, DESTRO and BARONESS in the mix, the results may be unexpected—and dangerous! All the pieces fall into place in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #203!


 

JUDGE DREDD: MEGA-CITY TWO #5 (OF 5)

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Douglas Wolk (w) • Ulises Farinas (a & c)

Dredd’s West Coast adventure comes to an explosive conclusion! As Judges from around the world gather for Lawcon, Dredd’s secret mission leads him into high-speed mayhem—and toward a potentially catastrophic revelation. All eyes are on him, but the City of Courts has one last trial to put him through…


 

THE MAXX: MAXXIMIZED #8

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Sam Kieth, William Messner-Loebs (w) • Kieth (a & c)

Maxx and Pitt continued: In the Outback, an oversized Julie gets aggressive with a tiny and annoying Mr. Gone—which brings her one step closer to revealing the possible source or her trauma. while Maxx and Pitt managed to use old VHS tapes to restrain the berzerk Isz. Meanwhile, Sarah confronts a Horse who speaks to her on the side of a building.


 

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #34

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(W) Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (A) Mateus Santolouco (CA) Kevin Eastman, Mateus Santolouco

Trying to figure out a way to thwart Krang’s Earth-ravaging monstrosity, the Technodrome, Don seeks the help of his genius (but cranky) friend, Harold. Unfortunately Harold has his hands full with his newest invention- the robotic turtle Metalhead!


 

X-FILES ART GALLERY #1

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(A) Joe Corroney, Charles Hall, Dan Harding, Miran Kim, Chris Mason, Mark McHaley, Sean Pence, Richard Cox, Cat Staggs

This special ad-free issue presents new portraits of all your favorite X-Files agents, aliens, shadowy figures, and friends and enemies, all rendered by the dynamic hands of a wide array of talented artists!


 

ASPEN COMICS


 

JIRNI VOL 2 #1

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(W) J. T. Krul (A/CA) Paolo Pantalena

Return to a fantastical world of high-adventure!

Ara is a warrior-princess with the blood of the mystical D’jinn flowing through her. Powerful, brave, and capable, she is determined to finish her quest to find her kidnapped mother, no matter what obstacles may fall in her path. But, the desert she wanders through seems endless, and something is hunting her. Or is it the other way around?

Creator J.T. Krul, artist Paolo Pantalena, and colorist Brett Smith are proud to present the follow-up volume to Aspen’s smash hit series – JIRNI!


 

BIG DOG INK


 

JOAN OF ARC PROLOGUE

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(W) Tom Hutchison (A) Noel Rodriguez (CA) Noel Rodriguez, Jenevieve Broomall

Jon of Arc returns in this new ongoing series! Joan has left Las Vegas and the Babylon Hotel behind. Her new mission in life is to protect the ancient artifacts of Antiquity, including the Ark of the Covenant. Lost and alone, Joan drifts from town to town relying on the kindness of strangers. But her travels have not gone unnoticed, and there are dark forces that are interested in what she is hiding from the world.


 

PEAK BOOKS


 

JOHN CARPENTER’S ASYLUM #6

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Thomas Ian Griffith & Sandy King

The concluding chapter of Asylum’s first arc. Duran and Beckett learn that the demon they are chasing is merely a pawn in the Devil’s assault on Earth. No matter what they do, the end of days is coming and it’s coming fast. Duran has to fight the forces of darkness from within while Beckett comes to some startling conclusions about his own direct purpose on this world. Los Angeles is falling and, when it does, nothing will be quite the same ever again…


 

ONI PRESS


 

PRINCESS UGG #1

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(w, a & c) Ted Naifeth

A new series from Courtney Crumrin’s Ted Naifeh! Within the fairy-tale kingdom of Atraesca lies the prestigious Princess Academy, where young royals from all the five kingdoms come to get their education. But they’ve never before seen the like of Princess Ülga of Grimmeria. Armed with axe and sword, riding her war mammoth through the city gates, Ülga has come in search of schooling. But this barbarian princess might just end up schooling the people of Atraesca before that happens!


 

VALIANT PRESS


 

QUANTUM & WOODY #11

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Art by WILFREDO TORRES

Covers by KANO and WILFREDO TORRES

Q+W=DEAD MEAT!

The mad super-scientists of Edison’s Radical Acquisitions are BACK! Well…the ones who aren’t dead, anyway. (Or the ones who were dead and…uh, came back?) WHO?! is the mysterious new leader calling the shots? And HOW?! will Quantum and Woody survive a second fight against the 1980s robots, mad vivisectionists, and evil astronomers who almost offed them the first time?! Wilfredo Torres (The Shadow: Year One) joins Team QW for this hilarious new two-parter!


 

RAI #2

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Written by MATT KINDT

Art by CLAYTON CRAIN

Covers by RAUL ALLEN and MICO SUAYAN

Discover the astonishing world of the 41st century! This summer, Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain’s one-of-a-kind adventure proves that there is nothing else in comics like RAI!

In the far future of 4001 A.D., Japan is a single endless city-state, governed by a benevolent artificial intelligence and policed by one lone enforcer – the mysterious Rai, spirit guardian of the rising sun. But, soon, a single bullet will shatter the peace it has taken 2,000 years to secure…


 

AMIGO COMICS


 

ROGUES VOL 2 #2 (OF 5)

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Writer: El, Torres

Artist: Aldea, Lolita

Cover Artist: Aldea, Lolita

The Rogues are now a reluctant part of the crew of Hakon the Deathless, in the search of the dragon Armod. Far from their usual turf, Bram and The Weasel are into a epic saga that they don’t like at all. And the prophecies of the Half-Dead Volva unsettle them too. Their brotherhood will soon be torn apart!


 

HERMES PRESS


 

SCRATCH9 CAT OF NINE WORLDS #1

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(W) Rob M. Worley (A/CA) Joshua Buchanan

Continuing directly from the Free Comic Book Day issue comes the all new, feature-length Scratch9 adventure. The evil Dr. Schrodinger is back and he’s out to even the score with the world’s most lovable cat hero. This time the mad scientist has help from Strick, a cat like Scratch who has power over his nine lives. Fans who read the FCBD edition are sure to be clamoring for this breath-stealing feline battle-royale for all ages! First issue of a monthly eight-issue story arc!


BONGO COMICS


 

SIMPSONS ILLUSTRATED #11

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(w, a & c) Matt Groening

Homer chaperones Lisa’s class on an out-of-state field trip to one of our nation’s greatest museums, but along the way he commandeers the bus and takes the students on a tour of what can only be described as “Homer’s America.” And due to a near fatal injury, a little mail tampering, and the dastardly determination of one vengeful ventriloquist, Krusty the Clown loses all rights to his name, likeness, and persona…that is until he decides to “Do the Copyright Thing.” Then spring into action under the watchful eye and technological savvy of a secretive Lisa Simpson with one goal in mind…rescuing Bartman from the clutches of the Cat Lady Woman. And see Bart act as go-between for the lovelorn Milhouse and take on a short stint as an employee at the Kwik-E-Mart.


 

ARCHIE COMICS


 

SONIC UNIVERSE #64

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(w) Ian Flynn (a) Jim Amash (c) Tracy Yardley

‘The Great Chaos Caper,’ Part Two. The chaos continues! It’s hijinks and high explosives galore with Knuckles caught in the middle of all the action! The Chaotix and the Hooligans are falling over each other to get to a Chaos Emerald – the key to saving (or dooming) the world! It’s up to Knuckles to power through the madness and complete his own mission, and in his travels, you’ll never believe who he finds! Featuring new cover art from Tracy Yardley and a rad red SEGA Variant cover!


 

WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #40

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Script: Frank Doyle

Art: Harry Lucey, Marty Epp, Barry Grossman

Cover: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña

Archie’s been commanded from on high (aka his parents) to do some outside chores. This doesn’t go over too well with Veronica, who Archie had to break his plans with. But no chores means no allowance which means no date! When she decides to go out with Reggie instead, will Archie be the better man? Or will he skip out on his responsibilities to win her over? Find out in “Job Well Done” the lead story to this fun-filled double digest!


 

 

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