Comics Releases June 11, 2014
We here at Some Nerd Thing want to keep you updated on all the nerdiness you could want, and that includes the latest comic book releases. Every week we’ll give you the list of available comic books from the two biggest comic book companies out there.
ALL-NEW INVADERS #6
Writer: James Robinson
Cover Artist: Greg Land
EVERYBODY HAS ONE…
ALL NEW ULTIMATES #3
Cover Artist: David Nakayama
FROM THE CREATOR OF THE HIT COMIC “COPRA” • Miles Morales the Ultimate Spider-Man! Cloak & Dagger! Bombshell! Black Widow! Kitty Pride! • The next generation of ULTIMATES is here, but are they in over their heads? • They’ve fought Galactus but can they survive super-powered street gangs and a psycho trying to clean up the streets?
ALL-NEW X-MEN #28
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Cover Artist: Stuart Immonen
• The future Brotherhood of Evil Mutants make their next devastating step against the sanctity of the X-Men. • Plus, more on the new mysteries surrounding Jean Grey!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.2
Writer: Dan Slott
Cover Artist: Alex Ross
• J. Jonah’s Jameson’s crusade against Spider-Man kicks into overdrive! He warned us! He told us that kids might try to emulate Spider-Man! And he was RIGHT! • Meet CLASH, New York’s newest menace. He may be Spidey’s biggest fan, but he’s about to become one of his worst enemies. • Wanted by the cops, turned away by the Fantastic Four, his grades are slipping, and he still hasn’t figured out this whole crime-fighting-thing. Pete’s not a hero… not yet… but he’ll get there. Somehow.
AVENGERS UNDERCOVER #5
Writer: Dennis Hopeless
Cover Artist: Francesco Mattina
“DESCENT” PART 5 (OF 5): WHICH HEROES WILL JOIN THE MASTERS OF EVIL? • Baron Zemo has made our young superhumans an offer they can’t refuse—or can they? • Who agrees to join the Masters of Evil—and who goes rogue?
CAPTAIN MARVEL #4
Writer: Kelly sue Deconnick
Cover Artist: David Lopez Lopez
• Captain Marvel has a hunch about the REAL reason behind the forced resettlement of the Rocket Girl’s people and sets out with a new crew to find proof! • Turns out Carol’s got a history with the man behind the plot. Rut roh. • What time is it? When the bad guy tries to blackmail our hero and use the Avengers against her… Could it be PAYBACK TIME?
DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU #2 (OF 4)
Writer: Mike Benson
Cover Artist: Dave Johnson
• Shang-Chi versus mystical kung-fu masters in the streets of London! • With a little help from THE DAUGHTERS OF THE DRAGON! • Terrible truths about Shang’s fallen comrade revealed!
Writer: Brian Posehn
Cover Artist: Mark Brooks
• Deadpool has recruited some GROOVY help in fighting vampires! • Meanwhile: the secrets of Wade’s past that Preston learned lead her to a surprise!
FIGMENT #1 (OF 5)
Writer: Jim Zub
Cover Artist: John Tyler Christopher
THE NEXT DISNEY ADVENTURE IS HERE – STARRING ONE OF DISNEY’S MOST POPULAR CHARACTERS! • Dive into a steampunk fantasy story exploring the never-before-revealed origin of the inventor known as Dreamfinder, and how one little spark of inspiration created a dragon called Figment. • What is the Academy Scientifica-Lucidus? Who is Blarion Mercurial? What is the Integrated Mesmonic Spark Convertor? Find out as we give a Marvel spin to Epcot’s mind-bending attraction, Journey Into Imagination! • Brought to you by the acclaimed and uniquely talented team of Jim Zub (Skullkickers) and Filipe Andrade (CAPTAIN MARVEL)!
Writer: Mark Waid
Cover Artist: Mark Bagley
“BANNER DOA” TAKES A MIND-BLOWING TURN! • To stop HULK from destroying the AVENGERS a dangerous plan is put into play • Bruce Banner’s brain damage is cured, but at what cost? • What forbidden knowledge has TONY STARK used to save his friend?
CULLEN BUNN (W) • JAVI FERNANDEZ (A)
Cover by 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?
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #9
Writer: Joe Caramagna
• The fiendish Attuma send monsters and a giant tidal waves to sink the island of Manhattan! • Hulk must prove that he is the strongest one there is…or perish!
MIGHTY AVENGERS #11
Writer: Al Ewing
Cover Artist: Greg Land
• Dr Adam Brashear, super-scientist! James Lucas, cop on the edge! Kaluu, master of black magic! Constance Molina, two-fisted reporter! The Bear, explosives expert and were-woman! Blade, vampire slayer! • In 1972, they banded together to fight what couldn’t be fought alone – as the Mighty Avengers! • This issue, Luke Cage confronts his father – to learn the secrets of the Avengers that time forgot!
NEW AVENGERS #19
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Cover Artist: Dustin Weaver
• It’s the battle you didn’t know you wanted to see—until now! As the New Avengers take on the combined power of the Great Society—and only a single parallel Earth can survive!
Writer: Chris Claremont
Cover Artist: Jamie Mckelvie
• Racing across the globe to save his nearest and dearest from the fate he just escaped, Nightcrawler makes a grim discovery: Could it be his return that set these events in motion in the first place?
ORIGINAL SINS #1 (OF 5)
EVERYBODY HAS ONE…
SAVAGE WOLVERINE #20
Writer: Frank Tieri
Cover Artist: Declan Shalvey
• Meet the sole survivor of the Valentine’s Day Massacre – WOLVERINE! • Gangsters, bullets, babes, villains, heroes and murder! • Frank Tieri returns to Wolverine with Felix Ruiz of Wolverine MAX fame for a showdown in Capone’s town!
SECRET AVENGERS #4
“INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT” • The Fury reappears inside the Kowloon Walled City — which is deep inside the Chinese territory. Who you gonna call? • No-one, but Nick Fury, Hawkeye and a bunch of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents come anyway. Problems? You bet. The Kowloon gangs want The Fury as well. • On the Helicarrier, someone dies. The ground is not steady. Things escalate.
Writer: Charles Soule
• She-Hulk& Hellcat must uncover the secrets of the Blue File – a conspiracy that touches the entire Marvel Universe! • This new mystery brings us She-Hulk’s most terrifying role ever: DEFENDANT! • Charles Soule (THUNDERBOLTS) and Ron Wemberly (MIGHTY AVENGERS) continue the smash hit of All-New Marvel Now!
UNCANNY X-MEN SPECIAL #1
Cover Artist: Gary Choo
• UNCANNY X-MEN, IRON MAN & NOVA CROSS OVER! • Cyclops is kidnapped, but by who?! • But what force could bring the Children of the Atom, the Armored Avenger and the Human Rocket together!
THE UNITED STATES OF MURDER INC. #2
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Cover Artist: Mike Avon Oeming
This new crime epic saga from the creators of POWERS continues! Welcome to a world where the influence of organized crime has risen to a place where parts of the United States are actually fully controlled by the five families. At the end of last issue, the biggest secret in history of the five families was revealed! The newest made man, Valentine, now must figure out how he and his associate, Jagger Rose, are supposed to continue on knowing what they now know. Every issue delivers powerful visuals by Eisner Award winner Michael Avon Oeming and a story by the writer of some of your favorite Marvel comics including ALL-NEW X-MEN!
Writer: Paul Cornell
Cover Artist: Steve Mcniven
• Logan, Iron Fist, Shang Chi vs. an army of deadly ninja. • Three Months to Die – The title says it all!
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by ALEX GARNER
This story was previously scheduled to appear in BATGIRL #31. Clandestine meetings, tapped phones, video surveillance – Barbara Gordon is being watched! Who has it in for her, and how can Batgirl investigate without compromising her secret identity?
BATMAN ETERNAL #10
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, JOHN LAYMAN and TIM SEELEY
Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH
Batman and Catwoman – together again! Professor Pyg is back! And we get some answers about Falcone’s past, and his motivations!
BIRDS OF PREY #32
Written by CHRISTY MARX
Art by ROBSON ROCHA and JONATHAN GLAPION
It’s time to settle some scores! Amanda Waller may have kept Kurt Lance alive, but she also kept him hidden from Black Canary. Now it’s on: Birds of Prey vs. the Suicide Squad
Written by RAY FAWKES
Art by ACO
Cover by JUAN FERREYRA
John Constantine witnesses the horrifying reach of magic when he meets the world’s wealthiest mage – a woman who’s been draining all the good luck out of her home city of Hong Kong and benefiting from the suffering of millions!
DETECTIVE COMICS #32
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
The next great Batman murder-mystery continues to unfold in “Icarus” part three, brought to you by the acclaimed creative team of THE FLASH! Batman is caught in the clutches of the crime boss known as “The Squid” as he digs deeper into a whodunit for the ages!
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #32
Written by VAN JENSEN
Art and cover by BERNARD CHANG
“UPRISING!” part 4! The casualties of the uprising against the Green Lantern Corps reach monumental proportions as the Durlans reveal their sinister endgame! John Stewart leads his ragtag team of Lanterns against an army of shape-shifters that can assume any form. Meanwhile, one Lantern must decide if he will make the ultimate sacrifice to give the Corps any hope in this war.
INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE #1
Written by DAN DIDIO and KEITH GIFFEN
Art and cover by KEITH GIFFEN and SCOTT KOBLISH
Four of the best students from New Genesis arrive on Earth to study and aid in the advancement of humanity – but they soon discover a darker purpose to their mission: a threat so great that it may bring the multiverse itself to its knees! The only thing that stands between them and total destruction is the mysterious entity known as the Infinity Man!
Don’t miss the start of this new series by Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen, the team that brought you the over-the-top adventures of O.M.A.C.!
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #2
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by MIKE McKONE
It’s all out battle issue as Hawkman has a showdown with Lobo as the League is teleported to Rann to face the shape-changing alien called Byth! This looks like a job for Supergirl!
LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT 100 PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #3
Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS, KENNETH ELLIOTT JONES, SHANE DAVIS, BRANDON MONTCLARE, MIKE W. BARR and JIM KRUEGER
Art by JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, SHANE DAVIS, SANDRA HOPE, TOM LYLE and TOM RANEY
Cover by JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER
In “The Beautiful Ugly,” when Batman arrives on the scene to discover the final verdict in the case Two-Face argued against local gangs, will anyone go home happy? Then, when Clayface gives Batman the slip in “Break the Mold,” the Dark Knight Detective is hot on his trail. And Batman and Robin face an old foe at the Gotham Science Museum and ponder “Elements of Crime.” Plus, in “The Echo of Pearls,” young Bruce Wayne discovers a cave that sets echoes reverberating throughout his life.
THE NEW 52 – FUTURES END #6
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, JEFF LEMIRE, DAN JURGENS and KEITH GIFFEN
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by RYAN SOOK
Ray Palmer, Frankenstein and Amethyst take a dangerous journey into the Phantom Zone! And Batman Beyond’s mission could be over before it begins when someone discovers his arrival five years from now!
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #46
Written by SCOTT GROSS
Art by FABIO LAGUNA
Cover by SCOTT GROSS
When Shaggy and Scooby dig up a mysterious artifact on the beach, they take it to the local college, where the head of the Marine Archaeology Department claims to have recovered hundreds of similar artifacts – evidence that the lost civilization of Atlantis was real! So when some creatures calling themselves Atlanteans show up to cause trouble, the whole gang has to figure out what’s up.
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11: LANTERN #3 (OF 4)
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER
Art by MARCIO TAKARA
Cover by CAT STAGGS
A rain of yellow “stars” falls on Gotham City even as Superman and the Green Lantern John Stewart face a threat from Oa’s past that has reappeared on the moon. Batman, Nightwing, Green Arrow and the Wonder Woman from the DEO are doing their best, but they need help. When Clark returns to Earth, will John’s luck run out?
Written by AARON KUDER
Art by JORGE JIMEMEZ
Cover by KARL KERSCHL
The return of the son of Superman to the present day means an all-new Superboy for The New 52! Jon Lane Kent takes off for a N.O.W.H.E.R.E. lab and finds Ravagers – and the Superboy clone body captured by Harvest! What comes next changes Jon’s life forever!
SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #9
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art and cover by TONY S. DANIEL
“SUPERMAN: DOOMED” continues with “ENEMY OF THE STATE”! As things get more dire on Earth for him, the Man of Steel may have to go into exile in space, but the self-proclaimed protectors of Sector 2814, the Red Lanterns, don’t want him there either! Don’t miss this deadly face-off between Kal and Kara!
ASTRO CITY #13
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
24 hours. 24 pages. A robot. A bank robber named Gundog. The Hanged Man. Jack-In-The-Box. The eternal, mysterious Dancing Master. And a whole lot of romance. One of ASTRO CITY’s most unusual stories, of city-wide turmoil and changing lives, all in a single day.
COFFIN HILL #8
Written by CAITLIN KITTREDGE
Art by INAKI MIRANDA
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Arrested for the murder of a fellow Boston cop, Eve takes a journey into her past and delves into the terrible truth about the night she caught up with the notorious Ice Fisher. Meanwhile, in Coffin Hill, Nate struggles to protect the town’s remaining witches from an outside menace, while in Boston, Eve confronts an evil that never left, and realizes that even though she caught the Ice Fisher, the case is far from closed… The second story arc of COFFIN HILL begins here!
FBP FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #11
Written by SIMON OLIVER
Art by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
One man’s reality is another man’s machine gun shootout! Adam and Rosa are up against more than they bargained for, but physics could be on their good side for once! The dicey adventures of everyone’s favorite FBP agents continue here!
THE ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR #5 (OF 6)
Written by ROB WILLIAMS
Art and cover by SIMON COLEBY
As the Allied forces prepare to invade France, Hitler’s V2 rockets decimate London, and King Albert is faced with the knowledge that, despite his best efforts, he could not protect his children from the war. The effects of the Stalingrad mission leave Rose’s sanity in tatters, while Henry must battle his morally bankrupt brother, Arthur, to try and convince him to join the Normandy armada. But Arthur left Henry to die once before, and the Nazi’s spy in London is about to be revealed…
MANIFEST DESTINY #7
Story By: Chris Dingess
Art By: Matthew Roberts
Colored By: Owen Gieni
Lewis, Clark and the surviving members of their expedition continue westward, only to learn there is nowhere to run on the river…
REAL HEROES #3
Story By: Bryan Hitch
Art By: Bryan Hitch
Lost and alone in a world they only knew as fiction, the cast of The Olympians movies are beginning to realize things aren’t easy when fantasy is made reality. The dangers are all too real and it might mean their deaths when Brainchild and Brute come to defeat the world’s greatest heroes.
RED CITY #1
Story By: Daniel Corey
Art By: Mark Dos Santos
In the wake of a systemwide civil war, hard-nosed interplanetary investigator Cal Talmage is given a simple mission to find a missing ambassador’s daughter in Mars Central, a.k.a. Red City. The routine case quickly complicates as Cal finds himself in the midst of rival alien mobs, street vendettas, and political conspiracies. He struggles with personal demons as he discovers that another war is brewing, and the lives of an entire race hang in the balance.
Story By: Jonathan Ross
Art By: Ian Churchill
MINISERIES CONCLUSION! Griffin Franks is finished, done for, as good as dead. At least that’s what his trophy wife Candy believes. But she’s wrong. When Griffin’s beloved dog Lobo dies in his arms, the trigger is pulled—“If you wrong us, shall we not revenge?” You bet your ass he will…
(W) Joe Keatinge (A/CA) Leila Del
SPECIAL “JOE KEATINGE’S BIRTHDAY” ISSUE!
It’s a day of celebration for our beloved writer, but a day of horrible consequence for Kate Kristopher! Major loss comes when the life Kate left behind sends an assassin with a gigantic bomb gun after her. ALL THIS PLUS: a triceratops.
(W) Mark Millar (A) Goran Parlov (CA) Travis Charest
Duke and his young companion are getting deeper into Tantalus’ underground movement, doing everything they can to infiltrate the invaders and meeting some unlikely allies. It’s been 40 years since Duke last held a gun. Does he still have what it takes to drive out alien invaders and save Tantalus for a second time?
TALES OF HONOR #3
Story By: Matt Hawkins
Art By: Sang-Il Jeong
Cover By: Sang-Il Jeong
THE HONORVERSE EXPANDS TO COMICS! Based on the best-selling military science fiction novels by David Weber, this original comic book series continues the story of Honor Harrington as she investigates the threat to Basilisk Station by the Republic of Haven.
THAT’S BECAUSE YOU’RE A ROBOT
(W) David Quantick (A/CA) Shaky Kane
TWO COPS, ONE’S A ROBOT, ONLY THEY DON’T KNOW WHICH!
BAFTA winner and writer on HBO’s award winning Veep, DAVID QUANTICK teams up with THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN’s SHAKY KANE on this migraine inducing Pop Art Cop-Buddy one-shot set in a near future Los Angeles.
WARNING: Contains oversized patrol cars and perilous situations.
THE WALKING DEAD #128
Story By: Robert Kirkman
Art By: Charlie Adlard
Inks: Stefano Gaudiano
Colored By: Cliff Rathburn
After all this time, she should be more prepared.
(W) Matt Hawkins (A/CA) Linda Sejic
Is genetically modified food an end to world hunger or a first class ticket to the apocalypse? Dan Miller is a plant biologist working with a small team perfecting an accelerated plant growth process. When things go wrong, Los Angeles pays the price in a disaster story unlike any before.
ASH & THE ARMY OF DARKNESS #8
Steve Niles (w)
Nacho Tenorio (a)
Justin Erickson (c)
FINAL ISSUE!!! Ash comes face to face with his own destiny as he discovers a possible clue to the origin of the curse of the dead. But before he can get any answers he has to go through…Sheila. This is the final throw down in the haunted woods that leads to the beginning of the end for the Army of Darkness.
BLOOD QUEEN #1
Troy Brownfield (w)
Fritz Casas (a)
Jay Anacleto, Alé Garza (c)
A new dark fantasy epic begins here! In a fairy tale land of knights and magic, a royal child’s life hangs in the balance. Summoned to save the princess, a young woman of untold power begins a journey that will uncover secrets, reveal forbidden desires and stoke the fires of war! The reign in blood is about to be born! Inspired by the nightmares of your youth and the notorious Countess Elizabeth Bathory, THE BLOOD QUEEN comes from writer Troy Brownfield!
LEGENDERRY: A STEAMPUNK ADVENTURE #4 (OF 7)
Bill Willingham (w)
Sergio Fernandez Davila (a)
Joe Benitez (c)
“Jungle Tales” – the journey to Landing isn’t half as easy as Magna Spadarossa had hoped! From the aftermath of the crash, Magna is saved by the mysterious Phantom and whisked away on a jungle adventure, where she must prove to herself that she is more than just a damsel in distress.
PATHFINDER CITY SECRETS #2 (OF 6)
Jim Zub (w)
Leandro Oliveira (a)
Genzoman, Carlos Gomez (c)
The Pathfinder heroes are plunged into danger as a new threat emerges in Magnimar. Ezren ambushed, Kyra targeted, Merisiel tempted by her past… Will the group endure? Come see why Pathfinder is the industry’s best-selling fantasy tabletop game. Each issue features an EXCLUSIVE removable, playable tactical map and poster!
SHERLOCK HOLMES: MORIARTY LIVES #4 (OF 5)
David Liss (w)
Carlos Furuzono (a)
Francesco Francavilla (c)
The deadly game of cat-and-mouse between the world’s most notorious villain and the most dangerous man in Switzerland continues to unfold with skull-cracking, wife-stealing, cattle-mutilating action! Moriarty begins to move his plan into his endgame, but he may have already been outwitted by the master alchemist who delights in murder and atrocity. Can Moriarty be evil enough to emerge as a hero, or will the people who have trusted him find themselves betrayed? The game is afoot in the penultimate issue!
Dark Horse Comics
ABE SAPIEN #13
Mike Mignola (w) – Sebastian Fiumara (a) – Dave Stewart (c)
Haunted by guilt over the staggering death toll in Arizona, Abe vows to never let such horrors happen again—until a crazed healer and a frog-possessed teen block his path!
BLACKOUT #3 (OF 4)
Writer: Frank J. Barbiere, Randy Stradley
Artist: Colin Lorimer, Doug Wheatley
The search for Scott Travers’s missing benefactor has turned up nothing but mystery and even more trouble. And this time he’s up against eight-feet-tall, cheetah-fast, bulldozer- strong, plasma-cannon-wielding, made-of-metal trouble. Good thing there are “only” three of them . . . for now!
EDGAR ALLEN POE’S MORELLA AND THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE
Writer: Richard Corben
Artist: Richard Corben
Killer apes and the return of the dead are presented in these two gothic horror Poe adaptations by Eisner Hall of Fame inductee Richard Corben.
STAR WARS #18
(W) Brian Wood (A) Stephane Crety, Julien Hugonnard-Bert (CA) Victor Manuel Leza
Princess Leia’s wedding day has arrived-and so has the Empire! As Darth Vader’s fleet bears down on the planet, the Rebels scramble to defend themselves-they have been double crossed!
(W) Duane Swierczynski (A) Robert Atkins (CA) Aleksi Briclot
A merciless and unstoppable army calling themselves “the Chosen” have invaded Arcadia, starting a full-fledged war with Carmine Tango’s forces. They’re looking for something . . . or someone. X has recovered from Tango’s torment and is ready to pound some answers out of both parties!
A game-changing new villain-a new chapter in the Project Black Sky event!
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #2
Writer(s): Garrett Jackson, Natasha Allegri
Artist(s): Natasha Allegri
Bee and PuppyCat save the day! Sort of. It’s a crazy life when you’re job is beating up bad guys and your biggest worry is paying the rent. Hopefully things will start looking up for Bee as she learns the ropes of her new “job.”
BRAVEST WARRIORS 2014 IMPOSSIBEAR SPECIAL #1
(W) Kevin Panetta & Various (A) Paulina Ganecheau & Various (CA) Ian McGinty
If there is one sassy fur ball in BRAVEST WARRIORS that deserves a comic dedicated to how awesome he is, it’s Impossibear! Impossibear and Catbug are up to no good with the Bravest Warriors off on a mission! Between music appreciation, karate-chopping space chickens, and trying to eat a baglewich in peace, there are plenty of shenanigans to be had.
DEAD LETTERS #3
Author: Christopher Sebela.
Artist: Chris Visions.
You can’t die twice … unless you’re “Here.” Sam’s about to find that out the hard way, as his double-cross is discovered by Mr. Jones and his right-hand man Charnel, a serial killer in a past life who has found renewed vigor and purpose in the dark city.
EMPTY MAN #1 (OF 6)
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Vanesa Del
WHY WE (BOOM! STUDIOS) LOVE IT: There’s nothing scarier than horror that hits home-a tale of terror only one or two steps removed from our reality. THE EMPTY MAN is a dystopic version of the world we know, where a terrifying disease has taken on almost deific connotations.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Cullen Bunn (THE SIXTH GUN, VENOM) and Vanesa R. Del Rey (HIT) are two of the most exciting talents in the industry, and perfectly in sync on this haunting new crime procedural.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: It’s been one year since the first reported case of the Empty Man disease, and no drug has been able to slow its progress. The cause is unknown, and the symptoms include fits of rage, hideous hallucinations, suicidal dementia, followed by death, or a near lifeless, “empty” state of catatonia. As murder cults rise nationwide, the FBI and CDC enter a joint investigation of the Empty Man, hoping to piece together clues to stop the cult and uncover a cure.
LUMBERJANES #3 (OF 8)
(W) Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis (A) Brooke A. Allen (CA) Faith Erin Hicks
The girls have a lot more to worry about than crazy creatures and supernatural events…they have FIELD DAY. It’s a competition between the Lumberjanes and the Genteel boy camp next door that’s going to be filled with surprises!
RETURNING #4 (OF 4)
Writer(s): Jason Starr
Artist(s): Andrea Mutti
Beth Turner has been lied to, shot at, and put through the ringer in her quest for answers. Now, in the conclusion of Jason Starr and Andrea Mutti’s thriller, Beth will find out the truth about her accident, and whether the mysterious man known as Marcus is either friend or foe.
SONS OF ANARCHY #10
(W) Ed Brisson (A) Damian Couceiro (CA) Garry Brown
With their release from prison rapidly coming due, Jax, Clay and the other jailed Sons of Anarchy must find a way to settle the score before they’re let loose, along with the hell that’s coming so close on their heels. Jail was bloody, but freedom may bring even more carnage to the Sons of Anarchy!
CROSSED BADLANDS #55
(W) Garth Ennis (A) Christian Zanier (CA) Matt Martin
GARTH ENNIS has redefined horror with the grueling bloody world of Crossed. In this penultimate issue of “The Thin Red Line” we trace the steps of C-Day, the horrific event that turned the planet into a charnel house. As the last vestiges of the global governments attempt to identify and contain the rapidly spreading plague, a group of soldiers are sent on a desperate mission to avoid nuclear Armageddon in the middle of what appears to be the End of Days. Crossed fans have waited over five years for this story… to finally have some glimpse at the cause of the outbreak. But be warned…once you see these images of depravity, you can’t unsee them… no matter how badly they scar you. Available with Regular,Torture,and Red Crossed Incentivecovers by Christian Zanier, a Fatale Fantasy cover by Matt Martin and aWraparound cover by Gabriel Andrade.
DICKS END OF TIME #1
(W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) John McCrea
The Dicks are back, now as perhaps the worst masked heroes the World has ever seen! Fondly miss The Boys? Well, this won’t help much as GARTH ENNIS and JOHN MCCREA have even less respect for heroes with Super Dicks! Join the boys as they return to their riotous roots with the new misadventures of Dougie and Ivor! Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the comic shop, the Dicks are back for a new round of the most offensive misadventures imaginable. Available with Regular, Offensive, and Classic Moment Incentive covers by McCrea.
GOD IS DEAD #14
(W) Mike Costa (A) Omar Francia (CA) Jacen Burrows
Jesus has risen and walks among us again. But thousands of years of recounting the stories of the Bible won’t prepare mankind for the truth about the All Powerful. MIKE COSTA pushes the limits of sanity in the world of JONATHAN HICKMAN’s divine war. Sacrilege and blasphemy are the order of the day as the human race attempts to cope with the true intentions of God returned. 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.
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Cover & Art: Gabriel Andrade
KIERON GILLEN and GABRIEL ANDRADE have brought an incredible visceral bloody misery to the pages of “Uber Year II.” The Russians have a monster. Katyusha has activated and appears to be Battleship class. But she was already a wild card, uncontrollable and unstable. How can they hope to base their military survival upon the shoulders of a psychotic soldier? The German Ubers continue to push their advantage in the world theatre and the ground quakes from their titanic powers. Casualties continue to mount in a conflict that is quickly sending the world to the brink of utter destruction. Available with Regular, War Crimes, and Wraparound covers by Gabriel Andrade, Propaganda Poster cover by Michael Dipascale, and a special Blitzkrieg Incentive cover also by Andrade
ROBYN HOOD LEGEND #4 (OF 5)
(W) Patrick Shand (A) Larry Watts (CA) Chris Ehnot
THE FINAL ARC OF THE ROBYN HOOD TRILOGY CONTINUES!
Robyn vs. the Sheriff of Nottingham. One lives, one dies.
Don’t miss this shocking issue of ROBYN HOOD.
WARLORD OF OZ #2 (OF 6)
(W) Jeff Massey (A) Miguel Mendonca (CA) Mirka Andolfo
The sequel to the best-selling Zenescope series of all time continues!
There is a new evil in Oz, and it is greater even than that of the wicked witches. When Dorothy is called back into the realm that she once saved, she will find out a secret about her power that she may not be ready to accept. As her destiny looms in Emerald City, the Warlord begins his plan to send it all to hell.
Ed Brisson (w) • Michael Gaydos (a) • Davide Furnò (c)
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. Ed Brisson and Michael Gaydos wind the clock on the latest chapter of the high-octane saga!
ANGRY BIRDS COMICS #1
Story by Jeff Parker, Paul Tobin
Art by Paco Rodrigues, Marco Gervasio, César Ferioli
cover by Paco Rodriques
Angry Birds, the world’s most popular mobile game franchise, makes it’s comic book debut! Featuring a fun-filled, action packed story from Eisner-nominated creator Jeff Parker, these comics are ready to slingshot their way off the page and into your hearts!
THE CROW PESTILENCE #4
Writer: Bill, Frank
Artist: Moss, Drew
Cover Artist: O’Barr, James
What Salvador thought he knew…what he thought was driving his furious vengeance…has violently shifted. And when a former enemy is revealed as friend, these events converge to change Salvador’s path forever.
DEXTER’S LABORATORY #3 (OF 4)
(W) Derek Fridolfs (A/CA) Ryan Jampole
Dexter has located his missing sister in an alternate DEEmension…in her own mind! A world of pink clouds, unicorns, and fantasy, but more importantly…a world without science! Unable to use his inventions in this imaginary land, can Dexter find a way to convince his sister to return home and make things right again? Or will she keep her brother prisoner from ever returning back to his lab? The reign of Princess Dee Dee has begun!
ROCKY & BULLWINKLE #4
STORY BY Mark Evanier
ART BY Roger Langridge
COLORS BY Jeremy Colwell
In “The Burger Monster,” Boris and Natasha have a new scheme to undermine this country: They open a fast food stand selling the craziest fast food item ever! But how will that help them in their fight for evil? Bullwinkle has a recipe for a burger that tastes twice as good, but with a catch! And in “Moving Experience,” Nell hears that Dudley’s moving to another camp–and horse is going with. How will she stop the transfer?
ROGUE TROOPER CLASSICS #2 (OF 12)
Gerry Finley-Day (w) • Dave Gibbons (a) • John McCrea (c)
Clone war! Nu-Earth, a planet ravaged by war, its atmosphere poisoned by chemical weapons. In this battle-scarred landscape, the Norts and Southers fight where only the Genetic Infantrymen can survive unaided. Rogue is one such soldier, and these are his tales… Created by Gerry Finley-Day and Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), this series features the earliest stories surrounding one of 2000 AD’s best-loved characters, all in color for the very first time!
SINISTER DEXTER #7 (OF 7)
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Andy Clarke (CA) David Millgate
Kal Cutter is new to the Gun Shark business but being an assassin apprentice to Sinister and Dexter is giving him more than enough on the job training. What lesson will he learn when the next job is the girl of his dreams?
STAR MAGE #3 (OF 6)
STORY BY JC De La Torre
ART BY Franco Cespedes
Rebellion and desertion! JC De La Torre’s saga of space and wizardry continues as Darien adjusts to school at Lambdu Kishpu, meets new friends and learns of the treachery of his brother Orasmas. Orasmas reveals his new, unstoppable weapon – one Darien thought was lost forever. Gorgeously illustrated by artist Franco Cespedes, issue three will have a lasting effect on the rest of the series.
STAR TREK #34
(W) Mike Johnson (A/CA) Joe Corroney
“Lost Apollo” concludes here! Stranded on an alien world and cut off from the Enterprise, Spock and Bones must work together to save Captain Kirk from a fate worse than death… a fate tied to the earliest days of humanity’s journey to the stars! Overseen by STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci, this all-new adventure continues the Five Year Mission between the new movies!
TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #30
(W) John Barber (A) Andrew Griffith, Casey Coller (CA) Andrew Griffith
GALVATRON THE BARBARIAN! From Cybertron’s ancient past came the warrior-king, GALVATRON. Once, he united CYBERTRON and ushered in a Golden Age. Now, he wants to do the same to Earth… but OPTIMUS PRIME has a problem with that plan.
WRAITH: WELCOME TO CHRISTMASLAND #7 (OF 7)
Joe Hill, Charles Paul Wilson III
Epilogue: ‘Phantoms.’ You have worked the big grift your whole life, conning a fortune off the rubes and always on the run from enemies, shadows, and phantoms.
But no one outruns the Wraith… not with Charlie Manx behind the wheel.
THE SIXTH GUN #41
Bill Crabtree • Brian Hurtt • Cullen Bunn
We know that Griselda the Grey Witch is the mother of General Oliander Bedford Hume. But what other twisted secrets does her history hold? How did she come to possess such terrible power? What dark force does she serve? And what drives her quest to collect the Six and recreate the world?
(W) Antony Johnston (A/CA) Christopher Mitten
FINAL STORY ARC CONTINUES! Michael, Abi, and Thomas continue to discover the truth about the world before the Big Wet – a world on the brink of disaster! Will the arctic team’s discovery help them save the world… or bring about their doom?
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #21
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Penciler: Pere Perez
Colorist: Dave Baron
Living it up at the Hotel California!
Dead celebrities, an extra-dimensional hotel, the truth about The Doors…and that was all in our first issue! Fred Van Lente’s ground-breaking run continues as Archer & Armstrong face off against their greatest foe, The Lizard King, as the fate of reality itself hangs in the balance!
ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (OF 4)
Story by Robert Venditti
Art by Doug Braithwaite
This summer, Earth will be the greatest hunt of all when VALIANT FIRST unleashes the first issue of 2014′s must-read crossover event – ARMOR HUNTERS – from superstar creators Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, The Flash) and Doug Braithwaite (Unity)! A relentless and surgical strike team from the farthest reaches of space – sworn to exterminate the X-O Manowar armor and all like it – have found finally their final target. They will hunt. They will trap. They will kill. And they will rid the universe of the X-O Manowar’s incalculable destructive power…even if it means taking the Earth with it. In the tradition of HARBINGER WARS, Valiant’s biggest heroes launch into the summer’s blockbuster 18-issue crossover event right here in ARMOR HUNTERS #1 – and then take the fight to the world’s first full-scale cosmic threat with UNITY #8 and X-O MANOWAR #26 in June, and ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT and ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER in July!
BLOODSHOT & H.A.R.D. CORPS #23
Writer: Joshua Dysart & Christos Gage
Penciler: Al Barrionuevo
Cover Artist: Al Barrionuevo, Pere Perez
BLOODSHOT VS. H.A.R.D. CORPS – ROUND II!
The six men and women of H.A.R.D. Corps are all that stand between Bloodshot and everything he’s ever wanted – the total destruction of Project Rising Spirit. The clock is ticking down to zero, the stakes are life-or-death…and no one in this fight has anything left to lose.
ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #251
Writer: Doyle, Frank
Artist: Lucey, Harry
“Archie’s excited for a day at the carnival with his two best gals, but are they in for a fun ride? Or does Archie’s over-eagerness take the enjoyment out of their summer excursion? It’s no love rollercoaster in ‘Rights and Wrongs,’ the hilarious lead story to a fun-filled double digest!”
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #261
Ian Flynn, Aleah Baker (w) – Evan Stanley (a)
‘Waves of Change,’ Part Two! Sonic, Amy, and Rotor – in the deep sea and in deeper trouble! When their new friend Coral has run afoul of her government, will Sonic and the Freedom Fighters stand by her side? Or will they risk becoming fugitives? Then, in ‘The Light in the Dark,’ Sally’s simple raiding plans take a turn for the worse! Featuring new cover art from Sonic superstar Ben Bates and a hilarious new ‘Is it Summer Yet??’ Variant cover by Tracy Yardley! and Matt Herms!
(W) David De, Paul D. Storrie (A) Shawn McCauley (CA) Jake Minor & Various
Die Hard screenwriter Steven E. de Souza’s critically acclaimed reboot of Will Eisner’s Sheena, Queen of the Jungle comes to Moonstone in this action packed series! A man-eater is on the loose, the government bounty is in the thousands, and trigger happy hunters are descending on Sheena’s private jungle like shark fisherman pursuing “Jaws.” As the mutilated victims pile up, Sheena knows her jaguar companion is innocent, but can she prove her theory that the killer is neither man or beast before the intruders end up killing an innocent – or stumble upon her own secret role as the leader of Val Verde’s spreading revolution?
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SPONGEBOB COMICS #33
(W) Brian Smith & Various (A) Jerry Ordway & Various (CA) Vincent DePorter
SpongeBob’s first multi-part epic continues in part 2 of “Showdown at the Shady Shoals,” featuring a knockdown, drag-out, underwater battle between Mermaid Man and his haughty rival, Viro Reganto! It’s a sub-aquatic slap fight (with art by Jerry Ordway!) that’s got SpongeBob on the edge of his square seat!
WWE SUPERSTARS ONGOING #5
(W) Mick Foley (A/CA) Alitha Martinez
“Haze of Glory,” Part 1 of 4. Monday Night Raw is chaos.The WWE Championship is missing. Announce tables are destroyed. John Cena is handcuffed to Mark Henry. Ring ropes are snapped in half. Three Superstars are to blame – CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, and Rey Mysterio. The problem is, none of them remember a thing! Now they must retrace their steps over the past few hours to uncover how they could possibly be responsible for such wanton damage and save their jobs with Triple H and the McMahons.