Posted on July 15th, 2014
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Mike Mignola, John Arcudi (A/CA) Laurence Campbell
After a massive blackout shuts down B.P.R.D. headquarters, our heroes are faced with having to exorcise Kate Corrigan and the dead vet who’s with her.
o From the pages of Hellboy!
“Absolute must-read reading. Scary, exciting, and riveting storytelling. Highest possible recommendation.”-SciFi Pulse
(W) Fred Van (A) Freddie Williams (CA) Dan Scott, Freddie Williams
It’s the end of the world . . . and Brain Boy’s at ground zero! Faraday confronts a legion of zombie bikers, while Brain Boy tries to escape a psychic cage that’s driving him insane as he’s forced to watch the apocalypse over and over again. Is the psychic cult that’s tormenting him also out to get the president?
“It will make your brain happy.”-Bloody Disgusting
“Five out of five.”-Unleash the Fanboy
(W/A/CA) Michael Hague
Inimitable illustrator Michael Hague creates a marvelous tale of high fantasy! Newt, a young wizard’s apprentice, begins the trials to become a full-fledged wizard! His adventure leads him through the Netherworld, a magical realm filled with creatures both wondrous and frightful!
o From legendary illustrator Michael Hague!
o For fans of The Hobbit!
(W) Christopher Sebela (A) Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons (CA) Jenny Frison, Dan Jackson
Von Ghastly’s not just a corny TV host-he’s an obsessive cult leader with a brainwashed fan club of obedient minions. What’s worse, he’s tapped into a power that allows him to physically touch Ghost! Will she be able to cancel his program before he takes her permanently off the air?
“Loaded with mystery and drama, set against a fantastically large supernatural backdrop.”-Comic Vine
“Everything you could hope for.”-Multiversity
(W) Jeremy Barlow (A) Juan Frigeri, Mauro Vargas (CA) Chris Scalf
Darth Maul has captured Darth Sidious’s new apprentice! Mother Talzin and Maul attempt to sway Count Dooku to their cause, revealing surprising facts about Maul’s past. But an attack by an elite Jedi strike force throws everyone’s plans into chaos!
o Based on unaired episodes of the television series The Clone Wars!
(W) Paul Tobin (A/CA) Joe Querio
Geralt uncovers a bitter betrayal, leading to the release of a legion of cursed souls! As he endures their onslaught, he must also seek escape from the torture of the House of Glass!
o Based on the hit game by CD Projekt RED!
o From the Eisner-winning writer of Bandette, Prometheus, and Colder!
(W) Kim Newman, Maura McHugh (A) Tyler Crook (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
After a dangerous clash with giant eel monsters, Sir Edward Grey determines that all signs of the secrets of Hallam point to Poole’s Elixir factory.
o Featuring art by Tyler Crook (Bad Blood, B.P.R.D.)!
o Created by Mike Mignola!
(W) Scott Snyder & Various (A) Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs (CA) Dustin Nguyen
Who is behind the hell beneath Arkham Asylum? Can Batwing and Jim Corrigan hope to stop it before it breaks out and consumes all of Gotham City?
(W) Marc Andreyko (A) Jeremy Haun (CA) Rafael Albuquerque
Nocturna is out of Arkham, but is she really fit to return to society? Batwoman’s investigations will send her spinning into the deadly clutches of Night-Thief!
(W) Bill Willingham (A) Mark Buckingham & Various (CA) Nimit Malavia
As the denizens of Fabletown choose sides, Snow White and Rose Red prepare for the battle of their lives. Part two of the epic “Happily Ever After” storyline continues here, featuring a backup story of Sinbad: The Last Story Ever Told, by Oz artist extraordinaire Eric Shanower.
(W) Justin Jordan (A) Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy (CA) Jeremy P. Roberts
The Psions have done the unthinkable: captured and incapacitated the Guardians themselves! Can Carol and Kyle get to them in time? Or will the Psions discover the secret of ultimate power locked inside the Guardians’ very DNA?
(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A/CA) Amanda Conner
The title says it all! Our favorite little troublemaker, Harley Quinn, takes on Comic-Con International: San Diego in this over the top issue! She’ll have to battle long lines, crazy crowds and the dread con crud, all in the quest to get her own comic book published!
In the tradition of INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US, a new videogame sensation makes its comics debut. Developed by Turbine and WBIE Games, INFINITE CRISIS brings together unique versions of DC Universe heroes from across the multiverse to head off a crisis that threatens to destroy all of their worlds! Heroes and villains from Gaslight, Atomic, Arcane, Mecha and other worlds battle and join forces with Prime Earth Batman in this rapidly escalating conflict!
(W) Keith Giffen & Various (A) Georges Jeanty, Art Thibert (CA) Ryan Sook
The Justice League demands Firestorm answer for Green Arrow’s death.
(W) Scott Lobdell (A) R. B. Silva (CA) Ed Benes
As more of Starfire’s life after her captivity as a slave is revealed, Red Hood and Arsenal stand between their alien teammate and one of the most wanted men in the galaxy.
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Andy Kubert, Jonathan Glapion (CA) Andy Kubert
The hunt for Robin is over, and the battle joined! But Batman’s family feud with Ra’s al Ghul is about to erupt into something bigger when it’s interrupted by the forces of Apokolips! This epic story continues in this month’s BATMAN AND ROBIN #33!
(W) Josh Elder (A/CA) Adam Archer
The Anti-Monitor enters the fight, armed with a secret weapon: Doppelganger! But has Maxwell’s nemesis really returned to his evil ways? Or is there a greater plan in motion?
(W) Antony Bedard (A) Emanuela Lupacchino (CA) Jeff Johnson, Cam Smith
“Red Daughter of Krypton” – the finale! Faced with a threat from Worldkiller-1 and staggering allegations about her past, Supergirl is forced to question her role as a Red Lantern – and as a hero! Don’t miss the thrilling conclusion to this epic adventure – and its shocking final pages!
(W) Will Pfeifer (A/CA) Kenneth Rocafort
Red Robin, Wonder Girl, Raven, Bunker and Beast Boy step out of the shadows of the adult heroes of the DC Universe to offer bold, exciting and sometime dangerous ideas on how to protect a world full of superpowered teenagers – any one of whom could be the next heroic figure or major villain!
(W) Ed Brisson (A) Michael Gaydos (CA) Davide Furnò
Now that you’ve seen Jack Bauer’s return to television in LIVE ANOTHER DAY, read the story that sent the heroic agent spiraling into his darkest days as an international fugitive. In Odessa, Ukraine, Jack has found himself stuck between the CIA and a Russian mobster from his past. How will he get out of this one?
(W) Mike Neumann (A/CA) Agustin Padilla
The epic story of Borderlands continues in part one of the new series, where fans find out what happens after Roland, Mordecai, Lilith, and Brick step out of Marcus’s bus. As soon as they arrive in the once-prosperous town of Fyrestone, they realize that Pandora is a far more dangerous planet than they first imagined. The Vault Hunters will go up against a ruthless bandit known as “Nine Toes,” but will they be able to overcome him?
(W) Jack Lambert & Various (A) Brandon McKinney (CA) Bernard Chang
Frank Doberman was the greatest detective of his era with the fastest car, biggest gun, and longest… um… arrest record. But after a drug bust went horribly wrong, Doberman disappeared, seeking solace in Mother Nature. Now lured back to the Force by the promise of vengeance, and an ice-cold six-pack, Doberman has to deal with a new age of computers, regulations, and an uber-villain whom the world seems to believe has changed his ways.
(W) Duane Swierczynski (A) Shane Pierce (CA) David Stoupakis
“To Live and Die in Deadworld”-Judge Anderson is presumed dead, her body hopelessly transformed into the most mysterious of the new Dark Judges-JUDGE BLANK. But don’t count Anderson out yet. Her consciousness is loose in the vast, cold expanse of Deadworld, and she’s desperately trying to find her way back to Mega-City One. But where she ends up just might be the most frightening place of all…
(W) Georgia Ball (A) Nico Pena, Antonio Campo (CA) Nico Pena
Blythe’s spotless academic record is in jeopardy when she’s placed on a project with chronic under-achievers Whittany and Brittany Biskit. Meanwhile, the pets’ plan to help her out turns into a desperate search for Sunil when he’s trapped with a ball python! Everyone must find a way to work together or face dire consequences.
(A) Agnes Garbowska (CA) Agnes Garbowska, William Forster
Some of our favorite Ponyville residents, including Applejack, Rarity and Fluttershy, visit Manehattan to see Trixie’s biggest magic trick yet: making the famous Ostlerheimer Diamond disappear! Only one thing goes wrong: the diamond disappears for real! All hoofs point to Trixie as the culprit, but not everything is as it seems in this magical Manehattan mystery!
(W/A/CA) Ben Templesmith
This all-new four-issue series finds an old soldier from a forgotten war in a post-apocalyptic world that has left him behind. He was one of the last of the legendary Squidder Legions. Can a discarded relic with a death wish and a rebellious Squid priestess overthrow humanity’s tentacled alien overlords? Ben Templesmith returns to his roots to finally do the tentacle/Cthulhu-orientated book he’s always promised! The Squidder mixes action, horror, science fiction, and fantasy elements with a touch of Squidly destruction.
(W) David Tipton, Scott Tipton (A/CA) Sharp
“The Six Doctors.” When a Starfleet medical conference is crashed by a deadly metamorphic virus, Doctors Beverly Crusher, Julian Bashir and Katherine Pulaski have to race against time…to find a cure. The answers lie in the distant past, deep within the files of Dr. Leonard McCoy! All of Star Trek’s medical officers team up for the first time ever!
(W) Tom Waltz (A/CA) Casey Maloney
Marcus Fall is a battle-hardened soldier in a long-running inter-planetary war. After multiple combat tours, Fall is finally able to leave the military and return to his beloved wife and son. But his happy homecoming comes to a tragic end when a suicide bomber murders his family. Devastated, Fall returns to the war with one bloody mission in mind: revenge against the enemy… every last one of them.
(W) Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (A) Mateus Santolouco (CA) Kevin Eastman, Mateus Santolouco
Leonardo and Splinter plan for the coming war with Shredder. As they meditate on what their true path must be, they are engulfed by darkness. And from that darkness emerges… the Rat King! Will his meddling with their minds lead to salvation or madness?
(W) Karl Kesel (A) Vic Malhotra, Greg Scott (CA) Carlos Valenzuela
When a blue-collar worker from New Jersey passes prophetic messages to the FBI from a mysterious “Mr. Zero,” Mulder is convinced it is the same otherworldly entity that contacted the FBI through a suburban housewife in the 1940s. This similarly named “Mr. Xero” pointed the FBI toward many unusual cases, leading to the establishment of “the X-Files”!
(W) Matt Hawkins (A/CA) Stjepan Sejic
A double-sized crossover event unlike any before! Two teams, seven centuries apart, united by one woman’s diabolical plan. The Chairwoman from CYBER FORCE and APHRODITE IX had a plan to recreate the world in her children’s image. Things didn’t go as planned. Featuring the present day team of Cyber Force and the 28th century Aphrodite IX, this story lays the foundation for the new comic series IXth GENERATION, launching in 2015.
(W) Daniel Freedman, Sina Grace (A/CA) Sina Grace, S. Steven Struble
When in doubt: call topless stripper ninjas for back-up.
(W) Kek-W (A/CA) Shaky Kane
COMPLETE, ALL NEW CAP’N DINOSAUR TALE IN THIS ISSUE!
When a mysterious drowned man falls out of the clear blue sky, The Cap’n and Honey Moon follow a trail which leads them to a deserted Amusement park.
Writer KEK-W (2000 AD, Ruddy Rucker’s FLURB) and THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN’s SHAKY KANE take the law into their own hands in this two-fisted tale of Murder, Muscle Marys, and Mail-order Mystery.
WARNING: Contains Pop Culture references and Impact wounds.
(W) Ryan Burton (A/CA) John Bivens
With ribsword in hand, with gore in her curling locks, Sym has been sent to the distant past to murder her creators’ enemies. But the twisted alchemists who made Sym do not know that the engine that powers her is sentient, that it is the seed of their destruction. By blood and by fury, Sym will carve out her destiny in this new ongoing series.
(W) Chris Dingess (A/CA) Matthew Roberts, Owen Gieni
Neither land nor water is safe from this new breed of river monster…
(W) Kurtis J. Wiebe (A/CA) Roc Upchurch
“THE FAR REACHING TENTACLES OF N’RYGOTH,” Part Two
You didn’t see that coming, did you? Neither did the Queens but now they have an ally on their side with an innate knowledge of N’Rygoth, which is good because they’re going to need every bit of help they can get. Palisade is overrun with tentacle monsters.
(W/A/CA) David Lapham
AMY RACECAR IS BACK!
The first kill is always the worst-the most traumatic, the most gut-wrenching. It’s the one that sticks with you. Except if you’re Amy Racecar. The most dangerous woman in the world doesn’t even remember her first kill. The next 112 kills that came after were buckets of fun, but Amy’s always felt that void of not remembering number one… All that’s about to change, that sickening “first kill” horror is about to come with kill number 114. After she’s been reborn into a new life of hope and love. After she’s found her one true love. After she’s changed her ways, renounced violence and put down her gun…lost it…then found it…then picked it up again…
(W) Antony Johnston (A/CA) Christopher Mitten
“KILLING THE SUNRISE”
BOOK TWO STARTS HERE!
Rascal has escaped the Umbral in the city (uh, spoilers?) and now she heads for the mountainous Sunrise homestead. But even here not everyone is who they seem, and before the dawn a blade will flash in the dark…
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Jamie McKelvie, Matthew Wilson (CA) Matthew Wilson, Jamie McKelvie
Diabolically divine pop-god Lucifer is in trouble. She offers superfan Laura an unprecedented deal if she helps. It’s a bargain. A Faustian bargain, and they always turn out so well. Who knows who Laura will turn to fulfill it? We do. Clearly. It’s our comic. You can know too if you buy this fine pictorial narrative with your human money coins.
(W) Matt Hawkins (A/CA) Linda Sejic
Fire sweeps through the west side of Los Angeles killing thousands, but the real disaster is about to begin! Dr. Dan Miller tries to stuff Pandora back in the box, but once genetically engineered plants are released in the wild, it has permanent, long-lasting effects with LA paying the price!
(W) Jen Van (A) Jason Masters (CA) Jason Latour
• Have the X-Men of 2061 achieved Xavier’s dream of mutants and humans living in harmony? Or will there always be a need for the X-Men?
(W) Peter David (A) Carmine Di (CA) Jared K. Fletcher, Kris Anka
• X-Factor brings big trouble to Serval Industries…heavily-armed trouble.
• Gambit’s indiscretion is found out.
• Nobody is happy.
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Stefano Casselli (CA) Ryan Stegman
• Cannonball and Sunspot have twenty-four hours in the future to find the help the Avengers need.
• They’re just gonna stop for a drink first.
(W) Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn (A/CA) Reilly Brown
• You saw Deadpool’s marriage to the succubus queen Shiklah, now see their first meeting and romance!
• The hit series originally presented as a Marvel Infinite Comic makes the leap to the paper medium for the first time!
• When Dracula hires Deadpool to transport a highly-valuable delivery for him, he has no idea what kind of trouble he’s in for. Guest-starring Blade, M.O.D.O.K., Hydra Bob, Werewolf by Night, and more-hop on with Deadpool for a crazy journey across the world…and into the heart of the Merc with the Mouth!
• Note: part of issue #1 contains content from the free DEADPOOL: THE GAUNTLET #1
(W) Haden Blackman (A/CA) Michael Del
• After escaping the ruins of Shicheng, Elektra corners the elusive Cape Crow at the edge of the world where she must finally decide his fate.
• Will the deadliest assassin in the Marvel Universe defeat Cape Crow and collect the biggest bounty of her career, or help the hardened killer and his son escape the psychotic assassin Bloody Lips?
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Javier Fernandez Barranco, Gabriel Hernandez Walta (CA) Declan Shalvey
• Magneto is on a one-man mission to safeguard the future of mutantkind by any means necessary. So far, he’s done so by eliminating human threats…
• But what happens when it’s MUTANTS who pose a threat to their own species?
• Will Magneto cross a line and raise his hand to his own kind? And if so, just how far will he go?
(W) C. Willow Wilson (A) Jake Wyatt (CA) Jamie McKelvie
• On the run from the Inventor, Kamala needs all the help she can get. Did someone say Wolverine?
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Paco Medina
ORIGINAL SIN tie-in!
• Original Sin presents a pair of mysteries:
• Was Nova’s father a murderer? What is the secret origin of the Black Novas?
• As Sam grieves for The Watcher, he turns to a friend for help — Rocket Raccoon!
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Luke Ross (CA) J. G. Jones
EVERYBODY HAS ONE…
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Mike Deodato (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
• Who Pulled The Trigger?
(W/A/CA) Alan Davis
• While HULK and ABOMINATION have the clash of the century…
• …the X-MEN do the Monster Mash!
• And PROFESSOR X plans to…terminate the Hulk?!?
(W) John Arcudi (A) Joe Quinones (CA) Kevin Nowlan
MAN OF WAR – Part One!
• In the midst of World War I, Logan leads a daring mission…and discovers he isn’t the only mutant at war!
• B.P.R.D.’s John Arcudi returns to Marvel with Joe Quinones (FF) for an epic that uncovers more of Logan’s tortured past!
(W) Ales Kot (A) Michael Walsh (CA) Tradd Moore
• Death on the Helicarrier. The killer is at large. Hill leads the investigation.
• Another incident on board. No-one expects a proper acid bath.
• Coulson goes rogue. Hawkeye wonders. Spider-Woman talks with a new friend.
(W) Charles Soule (A) Ronald Wimberly (CA) Kevin Wada
• Last issue, someone important to She-Hulk was killed – and she won’t let it stand.
• But the mysterious blue file turns friend into foe, who can she trust?
• Charles Soule and Ron Wemberly continue the All New Marvel Now hit everyone’s talking about!
(W) Dan Slott (A) Michael Allred, Michael Allred
• In order to return alien abductee Dawn Greenwood home, the Surfer must travel to the one place in the galaxy he dreads the most… Planet Earth!
• And what should be a quick drop off turns into turns into one very… strange adventure.
• Featuring: DOCTOR STRANGE, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, and some surprise guest stars. Including those movie stars on the cover!
(W) Ben Acker, Ben Blacker (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) David Yardin
• THE PUNISHER vs. THE THUNDERBOLTS, PART TWO
• As Frank moves in to take out his former allies…
• …Another former Thunderbolt closes in on them both!
(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov (A) Andre Araujo (CA) Chris Stevens
SUE STORM. IRON MAN. FALCON. TOGETHER WITH XXXXXXXX
MAKE THE STRANGEST TEAM OF ALL!
• Trapped outside the Universe, an old friend returns to help.
• The Secret Origin of XXXXXXXXX REVEALED!
• Something unimaginable comes through the rift.
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Kris Anka (CA) Chris Bachalo
ORIGINAL SIN tie-in!
• Charles Xavier’s last will and testament is discovered.
• But is something concealed within the pages that might be the X-Men’s ultimate undoing?
(W) Brian Wood (A) Matteo Buffagni (CA) Terry Dodson
• The Future has come calling…and he wants his son Shogo back!
• But will Jubilee and the X-Men let their bouncing baby boy go without a fight?
• Spoiler alert: HELL NO!
(W) Ryan North (A) Liz Prince & Various (CA) Mike Holmes
It’s a rad stand-alone ZINE Special! Enjoy this crazy special as the citizens of Ooo create their own zines to share. Marceline has a lot to say about her music, Peppermint Butler has a few life tips for anyone who will listen (and everyone should listen), and Finn creates his very first journal comic. A sick homage to DIY and mini-comics culture printed on uncoated paper and made to look like a zine from the ADVENTURE TIME gang!
(W) Frank J. Barbiere (A/CA) Victor Santos
WHY WE LOVE IT: Here at BOOM!, we’ve never shied away from exploring the dark crevices of the superhero genre that other publishers can’t. From Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE to Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, we love finding new ways to push the boundaries of our medium’s favorite genre.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: BLACK MARKET mixes the visceral noir/pulp sensibilities of Frank J. Barbiere’s FIVE GHOSTS and Victor Santos’ FILTHY RICH with a truly modern take on superhero mythos. If you love Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ work on Sleeper like we do, this series is for you.
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: Ray Willis is a broken man, a disgraced medical examiner making ends meet by preparing corpses at a funeral parlor. His scientific genius is being wasted…that is, until his estranged criminal brother Denny shows up on his doorstep, supposedly cleanedup and proposing a onceinalifetime partnership to cure not just cancer, but all disease. The catch? It exists within the DNA of superheroes.
(W) Clive Barker, Mark L. Miller (A) Haemi Jang (CA) Goni Montes
As the final test for Tristan and Elspeth comes near, they discover new allies in the battle against Wick’s flock.
(W) Andre Sirangelo (A/CA) Gabriel Iumazark
Ivan, Harumi, and Niko venture back into Blackhall’s bunker, and this time, they stumble on more than they bargained for. As more secrets are revealed about the conspiracy surrounding the magician, the members of Backbone start to realize that this may be their most dangerous exploration yet.
(W) Ed Brisson (A) Damian Couceiro (CA) Garry Brown
With bridges getting burned every day, the Sons of Anarchy work hard to get as many allies as they can before time runs out. Wounded, Jax plays every trick in the book to keep the Sons safe behind bars!
(W) Claudio Sanchez, Chondra Echert (A) Daniel Bayliss (CA) Jeff Stokely
As we dive deeper into The Navigator’s troubled past, things escalate between Cornelius and his father. While The Navigator is fighting off villains, Cornelius is battling his inner demons, which shape the hero he will become.
(W) J. T. Krul (A/CA) V Kenneth Marion
PJ and Alori continue to compete in the death-defying battle royale that is Pandemonium, but while most competitors seek the top prize of winning, someone has a more sinister agenda – revenge against PJ’s mentor and ally, Benoist. The technological mastermind Abel finally returns to the pages of Soulfire-and death and destruction are sure to follow!
(W) J. T. Krul & Various (A) Agnes Garbowska, Lori Hanson (CA) Michael Turner
Michael Turner’s SOULFIRE returns! Aspen’s first ever SOULFIRE ANNUAL arrives, jam-packed with three all new stories featuring some of the most popular characters in the SOULFIRE universe-and more! Join veteran SOULFIRE writer JT Krul as he presents a young Grace in a world long forgotten, full or dragons and danger! Fan favorite illustrator Agnes Garbowska debuts a new SOULFIRE story all her own, as she handles the writing and art duties in a special tale featuring Grace and several other SOULFIRE favorites! And BubbleGun creator Mark Roslan explodes onto the scene with a futuristic bank robbery that even the magic of Malakai may not be able to stop! Don’t miss out on the debut of the first ever SOULFIRE ANNUAL #1 in this thrilling oversized issue featuring a re-mastered SOULFIRE cover by series creator Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald!
(W) Frank Doyle (A) Harry Lucey (CA) Bob Smith & Various
Grab your surfboard and hang ten with Archie and the gang! Well, at very least watch Archie try to hang ten! But he’s not the only Riverdale teen who’s having some tough luck on sand and in surf! See what happens in “The Usual Crowd,” the hilarious lead story to another great fun-filled double digest.
(W) Paul Kupperberg (A) Pat Kennedy & Various (CA) Fiona Staples
History is in the making in this epic finale to the acclaimed series LIFE WITH ARCHIE, as America’s most beloved character makes the ultimate sacrifice to save a friend. The unthinkable happens: Archie Andrews dies! Fans will experience an epic tale of Archie’s future sure to make headlines, generate discussion and stand as one of the most-talked about Archie stories of all time. Do not miss this game-changing tale of love, friendship and true heroism.
(W) Ian Flynn (A) Jamal Peppers & Various (CA) Patrick Spaz Spaziante
The epic Dawn of X crossover reaches its penultimate chapter, and things are heating up in both Past and Future! “A Hint of Things to Come” Part Three: Mega Man, Pharaoh Man and Bright Man-trapped and at the mercy of a long lost Wily Weapon! Can Dr. Light find a way to stop it, or is this the end of Mega Man’s story? And what will robot-hating Xander do in a future filled with reploids? Featuring all-new cover art from the legendary Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante and a 32-Bit-style cut scene variant from mega-artist Ryan Jampole!
(W) Ian Flynn, Aleah Baker (A) Evan Stanley & Various (CA) Ben Bates
Catch some sun and ride the wave as the aquatic adventure continues in “Waves of Change,” Part 3! Sonic faces a city invasion by the ominous Dark Gaia Monsters! To make it even worse, the invasion is underwater – and Sonic can’t swim! As the struggle turns desperate, will it be Amy’s mission to find the key to saving them all, or will Sonic be left to drown? Then, in “The Light in the Dark,” Part 2, the Freedom Fighters find what they’re looking for – but will their own divisions bring them down? Featuring new cover art from Ben Bates and an extra-special “monster movie” variant from artist T.REX!
(W) Robert Venditti (A) Doug Braithwaite (CA) Rian Hughes
SURRENDER THE ARMOR OR EARTH WILL DIE!
Following the shocking final moments of the previous issue, the Armor Hunters have made their intentions clear, and unless X-O Manowar is turned over to them immediately, thousands of innocents will become additional casualties of this already brutal war. Valiant’s most formidable heroes are about to go on the offensive, but the Armor Hunters have another trick up their sleeve, and this one will change the battle forever. Who will live? Who will die? The world will know what it feels like to be POWERLESS as Valiant’s big summer blockbuster continues!
(W) Joshua Dysart, Justin Jordan (A) Riley Rossmo & Various (CA) Mico Suayan
A MASSIVE 48-PAGE ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR! FEATURING JOSHUA DYSART! KHARI EVANS! BARRY KITSON! JUSTIN JORDAN! RILEY ROSSMO! AND MANY MORE!
Toyo Harada’s last stand! The future of Harbinger starts here with a star-studded, 48-page anniversary milestone – packed with brand new contributions from an all-star cast of creators and shocking new revelations about the fate of Valiant’s teenage superteam!
A Renegade has fallen and, now, there is no turning back. Stripped of his allies and all sense of self-preservation, the world’s most powerful “harbinger,” super-powered billionaire Toyo Harada, is about to inflict a terrible reckoning on a world he thought he could control…and everything we thought we knew will be forever changed in its wake.
Original series creators Joshua Dysart and Khari Evans reunite to deliver a devastating climax to the second year of the series that The Onion/A.V. Club calls “the crown jewel of Valiant’s lineup” – and officiates the “Death of a Renegade” with all-new artwork and stories from an incredible roster of award-winning talents, including Dan Goldman (Red Light Properties), Justin
Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode), Barry Kitson (Empire), Lucy Knisley (Relish: My Life in the Kitchen), Andrew Pepoy (Fables), Rafer Roberts (Carpool Buddies of Doom), Riley
Rossmo (Drumhellar), Vivek J. Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle), and more!
(W) Matt Kindt (A) Stephen Segovia (CA) Mico Suayan
Time to bring in…Bloodshot!
The unrelenting force that is the Armor Hunters has wreaked havoc across planet Earth, cutting a swath of terror and destruction in their wake. Now the last, best chance at standing against the calculating wrath of the Hunters comes in the form of Unity: Livewire, Ninjak, The Eternal Warrior, and their newest recruit…BLOODSHOT?! But can they stop the galactic warriors before they capture X-O Manowar and destroy Earth?!
(W) Steve Niles (A) Nacho Tenorio (CA) Lucio Parillo
Ash and Sheila are reunited and Ash vows they will never be separated again. Can evil stop evil? This will be the question Ash will have to answer now that he has unleashed the Faceless Man on the land.
(W) Art Baltazar & Various (A/CA) Art Baltazar
HA! The Timestream CATastrophe continues. What happens when our heroes, Captain Action Cat, Golden Age Action Cat, Ghost and X, wind-up in a SAVAGE Land and come face-to-face with a SAVAGE Beauty? RIGHT! A CATastrophe! I hope that boiling pot of water doesn’t have anything to do with their visit. WATCH OUT for those throwing spears! Our heroes are in serious trouble! Make sure to keep an eye on the evil Dr. Evil Cat! AAAHH!! I think MAGIC may be the only thing that can save the good guys this time! Meanwhile…in Beautiful Downtown Skokie, ActionCat battles EVIL CAT as they meet some strangely transformed travelers. Guest starring Captain Midnight! Sky-Man! The Occultist! And the Phantom Lemur! It’s true. Highly recommended by Franco’s mom. Aw Yeah! She says to buy 2. 😀
(W) Meredith Gran, Mario Udzenija (A) Steve Uy (CA) Rebekie Bennington
Our hero Doodler and his new pal Triple find themselves in a shadowy ninja world. They’re in for a few unwelcome surprises – unless they can pull together as a team! Come aboard for this brand new, all-ages accessible, original comic book series from Dynamite! Doodle Jump is the #3 all-time top paid app, and has been a top 25 app title for over three years. It is available on more than 3,000 mobile handheld models globally, with hundreds of millions of downloads and updates.
(W) Alex De Campi (A) Rey Villegas (CA) Joseph Michael Linsner
Lady Zorro is called back to Alta California to recover a sacred Indian war axe, stolen by mercenary soldiers. Only she can stop an all-out bloody war across the ranchos, and more deaths like the one that consumed her family… if she can stay on mission! But when an opportunity for ultimate vengeance presents itself, can she ignore it? Or will the fire to put her greatest foe six feet under a preacher consume Lady Zorro… and all of Alta California with it? A violent, sexy tale of intrigue and swashbuckling as the female Fox must use all her assets to get herself out of trouble.
(W) Bill Willingham (A) Sergio Fernandez Davila (CA) Joe Benitez
Magna finally makes it to Landing, the proverbial city of tomorrow founded and governed by none other than Flash Gordon. There, she finds herself assisting Flash in his experiments and research; as he hopes to one day make it back to the stars. But there are strange and improbable side-effects to his projects occurring not too far off on the mysterious Island ruled by the a man called Moreau…
(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov (A) Matt Triano (CA) Jock
When the world is under siege from the pits of hell, it’s up to the DEVILERS to set things right. Seven of the world’s greatest exorcists pit themselves against Satan’s army, and all of creation hangs in the balance. From the writer of THE BUNKER, THE ULTIMATES, and I, VAMPIRE comes a horror fueled adventure through hell itself.
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Colton Worley (CA) Gabriel Hardman
Secrets of the Shadow’s past are revealed as he meets Houdini! The Shadow infiltrates sanctum of an esoteric society of murderous magicians who are hellbent on escaping the ultimate trap–death itself! In order to thwart their plans, though, he must evade twisted traps and solve spellbinding puzzles. A good–or evil–magician never reveals his secrets… but the Shadow knows.
Red 5 Comics
(W) Brian Clevinger (A/CA) Scott Wegener
Atomic Robo is trapped in the year 1884! Disguised as the Old West vigilante “Ironside,” he’s teamed up with the unlikely duo of outlaw Doc Holliday and U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves to stop a vast criminal empire from taking over the Old West.
(W) Rick Spears (A/CA) James Callahan
With his movie locked and Los Angeles nearly destroyed it’s time to get the hell out of town. T-Rex and the gang are off to Vegas to celebrate with some fear and loathing. It’s one last hallucinationatory hurrah as the doomsday clock ticks down to the premiere of Presidents Day!
(W/A/CA) Ted Naifeh
The new series from Courtney Crumrin’s Ted Naifeh continues! Princess Ülga’s difficulty with Princess Academy earns her the nickname “Ugg” from her peers. But are these finely-dressed, mean-spirited princesses really her peers? And what happens when Ülga tries to fight back? It could be the Academy is no place for Ülga at all…
(W/A/CA) Rob Durham
Rob jumps into the mix on Journey #2 with this beautiful new special edition cover featuring Meriem and all the trimmings! Limited to just 425 copies, each book is bagged and boarded and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity!
(W) Justin Jordan (A) Georges Duarte (CA) Christian Zanier
JUSTIN JORDAN is unleashed at Avatar with this arc of Crossed: Badlands! In a world full of homicidal maniacs, a select few have survived by being quiet and small. They’re the hiders, the meek that watch but never make a sound. But what kind of life is it when you watch everyone around you violated, mutilated, and eventually killed? It is enough to drive even the sanest person over the edge into madness. Available with Regular and Red Crossed covers by Christian Zanier,Torture cover by Tim Vigil, Wraparound cover by Gabriel Andrade, and Fatale Fantasy cover by Fernando Heinz.
(W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) John McCrea
The Boys are back! No, not those boys, we’re talking about Dougie and Ivor, the Dicks! These two miscreants from Belfast are on a quest to insult every single reader of the Dicks series. And with GARTH ENNIS and JOHN MCCREA together again you can bet that no horrific slander is left unsaid. Join us on a journey through the bowels of toilet humor that will change the way you look at comics. Yes, we hang our head in shame. Available with Regular, Offensive, and Classic Moment Incentive covers by McCrea.
(W) Mike Costa (A) Omar Francia (CA) Jacen Burrows
JONATHAN HICKMAN’s vision for a world on the brink of destruction under the whim of the divine continues. MIKE COSTA has increased the insanity as the Son of God returns to deliver an unexpected message. For centuries man has prayed for the Christian Savior to return… but in a world of divine conflict that prayer may be the undoing of the human race. Available with a Regular, End of Days, and Iconic covers by Jacen Burrows, a Carnage Wraparound cover by German Nobile, and a special Gilded Retailer Incentive Cover also by Burrows.
(W) Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco (A) Anthony Spay (CA) Neal Adams
The landmark issue of one of the hottest indie comics of the past decade has arrived!
It all began with Sela Mathers, the Guardian of the Nexus, a woman tasked with teaching misguided humans right from wrong. But Sela’s struggles, her ups and downs, the effects of those she’s helped and those she’s lost to darkness, will all culminate in this epic 100th issue! Sela will take on the biggest threat she’s ever faced as the Dark Queen looks to plunge the Grimm Universe into an Age of Darkness.
Kenzer and Company
(W) Jolly Blackburn, Various (A) Jolly Blackburn (CA) Jim Wampler
This multiple award-winning comic magazine features the hilarious misadventures of a group of gamers (the Knights) and their friends, plus useful HackMaster Basic, D&D-compatible, and other articles for games of all kinds, from tabletop to video screen. It’s a slice of gamer life in strips, features and reviews, and a wonderful celebration of the gaming culture! Cover art by Jim Wampler!
(W) Ian Boothby (A) Phil Ortiz (CA) Jason Ho
With a little help from Ned Flanders, the Simpsons go underground and incognito when Rex Banner returns to collect on Homer’s overdue student loans – and they somehow manage to remake themselves into a better family in the process.
(W) Mick Foley (A/CA) Alitha Martinez
“Haze of Glory,” part 2 of 4. After nearly destroying a taping of Monday Night Raw, CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, and Rey Mysterio are desperate to discover who or what was responsible for their memory loss and berserker rage. But each Superstar remembers the night differently and their contradictory recollections are pulling them apart just when they should be working together – particularly when Batista is gunning for all them after their hi-jinks cost him a title shot. And things take a turn to the bizarre when Goldust attempts his own unique style of help!
ALICE I/T COUNTRY OF JOKER CIRCUS & LIARS GAME VOL
CLAYMORE GN VOL 24
DANCE CLASS HC VOL 01 HIP HOP NEW PTG
JOE HILL THE CAPE HC
KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA GN VOL 08
KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA GN VOL 09
LEGACY GAME OF THRONES THE HOUND AF
MEGA MAN MEGAMIX GN VOL 02 (OF 3)
MEGA MAN TP VOL 04 SPIRITUS EX MACHINA
ONE PIECE GN VOL 10
POP THOR DARK WORLD THOR VINYL FIG
RED LANTERNS TP VOL 04 BLOOD BROTHERS (N52)
SHADOWMAN TP VOL 03 DEADSIDE BLUES
Let us know in the comments what comics you’re excited for the week!