This Week’s Releases (June.25.14)



CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #12captain midnight 12

(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Bit, Manuel Garcia (CA) Jeremy P. Roberts

Reeling from the death of one friend and the betrayal of another, Captain Midnight throws himself into his work to mourn. Disillusioned with why he wears a costume, the time-traveling hero ponders what the world needs more of: the brawn of Captain Midnight or the brains of his civilian identity, genius inventor Jim Albright?


CONAN THE AVENGER #3conan the avenger 3

(A) Brian Ching (CA) Philip Tan, Romulo Fajardo

A demon roams the streets of Shumballa-sent by mysterious forces to kill the popular commander of the city guard. When the king’s royal sister is accused of witchcraft, Conan comes to her rescue . . . but for what purpose?


DREAM THIEF ESCAPE #1dream thief escape 1

(W) Jai Nitz (A/CA) Greg Smallwood

Like his father before him, John Lincoln is a Dream Thief, possessed by vengeful spirits while he sleeps-a deadly instrument of revenge! Now he must defend the felon possessed by his father’s ghost . . . and get revenge against his killer! Continuing the supernatural drama of last summer’s acclaimed miniseries.


EMILY & THE STRANGERS BREAKING RECORD #1emily and the strangers breaking record 1

(W) Rob Reger, Mariah Huehner (A) Cat Farris (CA) Buzz Parker

Emily-and her new band, the Strangers-won the battle of the bands and received a record contract with Awesomely Awesome Records, but can the girl who just figured out how to get along with her friends manage dealing with a major corporation?


GHOST #5ghost 5

(W) Christopher Sebela (A) Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons (CA) Jenny Frison, Dan Jackson

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!


GOON ONE FOR THE ROADgoon one for the road

(W/A) Eric Powell (CA) Jack Davis

Goon and Franky meet a sailor on the hunt for his buddy . . . but trouble ensues when the trio go bar to bar in genre-hopping pursuit.

Revenge-what better way than to have a cover by one of the greatest humor cartoonists of all time, JACK DAVIS!


HALO ESCALATION #7halo escalation 7

(W) Brian Reed (A) Sergio Arino, Juan Castro (CA) Sparth

“The Fall of New Phoenix”-eight months ago, an attack on Earth left seven million dead, including the family of Spartan Gabriel Thorne. Today the city has been opened from quarantine, and Thorne is going home to see what’s left . . . and what it has to do with the Master Chief.


KING CONAN CONQUEROR #5king conan conqueror 5

(W) Timothy Truman (A/CA) Tomás Giorello

From the demon-haunted darkness of a Stygian crypt, across the sea, and back to Aquilonia speeds the dethroned King Conan-revenge finally within his grasp! The stage is set for a battle against an evil wizard’s forces, and this epic Robert E. Howard adaptation races to a scorching climax!


MASS EFFECT FOUNDATION #12mass effect foundation 12

(W) Mac Walters, Jeremy Barlow

When Thane is given a chance at redemption, will he be able to overcome his blood-soaked past as a killer in order to have a chance at a new life?


MASSIVE #24massive 24

(W) Brian Wood (A) Danijel Zezelj (CA) John Paul Leon

Since the very start, Mary’s been a mystery at best-and at worst, an unstable and potentially dangerous presence. With the Kapital waiting off the coast of Morocco, and signs that perhaps the Crash was only a prelude to something bigger, the secrecy surrounding Mary starts to reveal itself.


MIND MGMT #23mind mgmt 23

(W/A/CA) Matt Kindt

Meru, Lyme, and company make a final, desperate attempt to recruit the Magician, but after they receive a devastating blow from the Eraser, all may be lost! Will the Management be reborn?!


PARIAH #5pariah 5

(W) Aaron Warner, Phillip Gelatt (A/CA) Brett Weldele

Lila captains the Vitros’ ongoing struggle for survival in orbit, while a young, homesick Vitro, Shelley, daydreams of returning to Earth.


SERENITY LEAVES ON THE WIND #6serenity leaves on the wind 6

(W) Zack Whedon (A) Georges Jeanty, Karl Story (CA) Daniel Dos Santos

Mal’s plan B-a plan he didn’t like when he made it-has gone into action, and the Serenity has come out of hiding. With his crew, one victim, and a hostage, Mal is ready to fight the Alliance head on-but first, they are going to rescue Zoe, no matter what!


STAR WARS LEGACY II #16star wars legacy II 16

(W) Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman (A) Brian Thies (CA) Agustin Alessio

Imperial Knight Jao Assam is awaiting execution, and Ania Solo is on a mission to intercede. But when it is discovered that Jao has escaped-with the Sith Darth Wredd-Ania has doubts about her friend. But she still has to rescue him, in case he isn’t a bad guy . . .


STAR WARS REBEL HEIST #3star wars rebel heist 3

(W) Matt Kindt (A) Marco Castiello, Dan Parsons (CA) Matt Kindt

Han Solo is in an Imperial jail, and a crime boss has the information that will free him. Enter Chewbacca, who pounds and pummels his way through the mission, accompanied by an untrusting ex-Imperial who can’t understand a word Chewie says. Not that words matter much to a Wookiee on a rampage!


TOMB RAIDER #5tomb raider 5

(W) Gail Simone (A) Nicolas Daniel Selma, Juan Gedeon (CA) Brian Horton

With Sam being targeted by a deadly enemy, it’s a race against time to find out who’s next. Can Lara save her friends and find out the truth of what’s happening around her?


VANDROID #5vandroid 5

(W) Tommy Lee Edwards, Noah Smith (A) Dan McDaid (CA) Tommy Lee Edwards

Vandroid’s fiery vengeance rains down in honor of his creator’s memory! By becoming the hero he was never built to be, Vandroid fights to destroy the techno conspiracy that led to his own creation. But can he defeat his corporate enemies and their deadly new cyborg army? Nothing can prepare you for this explosive conclusion!




ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #14adventures of superman 14

(W) Max Landis, Fabian Nicieza (A) Jock & Various (CA) Jock

The Joker’s in town…and he wants to meet Superman! Find out what happens next in this one-of-a-kind story from Chronicle writer Max Landis and legendary artist Jock (GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE)! Plus, don’t miss Clark Kent’s babysitting adventures as he looks after none other than Sugar and Spike!


ALL STAR WESTERN #32all star western 32

(W) Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Staz Johnson (CA) Dan Panosian

Now returned to the 1800s, Hex sets out to settle some scores the only way he knows how: violently! And he’s going to start with an impostor who stole his identity!


AQUAMAN #32aquaman 32

(W) Jeff Parker (A/CA) Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons

Aquaman thought his battles against ancient Greek monsters and the powerful Swamp Thing were as macabre as life could get… but he’ll see how wrong he was when the hideous Chimera attacks!


BATMAN #32batman 32

(W) Scott Snyder (A) Greg Capullo, Danny Miki (CA) Greg Capullo

The penultimate issue of ZERO YEAR is here! Batman gets one step closer to the endgame with The Riddler as the final chapter of ZERO YEAR: SAVAGE CITY draws closer to its stunning finale!


BATMAN 66 #12batman 66 #12

(W) Jeff Parker & Various (A) Dario Brizuela, Ted Naifeh (CA) Michael Allred

Marsha, Queen of Diamonds, holds all the cards! While Batman and Robin try to track her down for her latest crime, Marsha and her cohorts tunnel their way into the Batcave. She’s been after the Bat Diamond for some time. Will she finally get it? Then find out what the Dynamic Duo must resort to when The Minstrel makes it impossible for them to get to the Batcave and their costumes


BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #11batman beyond universe 11

(W) Kyle Higgins, Christos N. Gage (A) Thony Silas, Dexter Soy (CA) Trevor McCarthy

“Justice Lords Beyond” continues as the shocking truth behind Wonder Woman’s return is finally revealed! Plus: Lord Superman vs. Batman-oh yeah, it’s on now!!!


BATMAN ETERNAL #12batman eternal 12

(W) Scott Snyder & Various (A) Mikel Janin (CA) Guillem March

Jason Bard makes his big play to end the gang war once and for all. And Jim Gordon’s trial becomes a family affair!


CATWOMAN #32catwoman 32

(W) Ann Nocenti (A) Pat Olliffe, Tom Nguyen (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson

The Race of Outlaws takes a major turn as we find out Catwoman has entered the race as a double agent! But who is she working for? And how will it affect her efforts for her favorite team – herself!


FLASH #32flash 32

(W) Robert Venditti, Van Jensen (A/CA) Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund

Flash Facts for this issue:

1. The Flash confronts the serial killer stalking Central City!

2. Barry tries to repair his fractured relationship with Wally West!

3. Future Flash continues to move toward the present for a final confrontation with one of the Rogues! Who will he kill next?


HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #14he man and the masters of the universe 14

(W) Dan Abnett (A) Pop Mhan (CA) Ken Lashley

A new chapter is dawning in Eternia as “THE BLOOD OF GREYSKULL” begins! As an ancient evil from Eternia’s past returns, Princess Adora must continue on her road to redemption. But when she is confronted with tragic news by her brother He-Man, brother and sister must unite to fight against The Horde and find the secrets of the Greyskull legacy.


INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO #6injustice gods among us year two 6

(W) Tom Taylor (A) Bruno Redondo (CA) Jheremy Raapack

Superman, Shazam and Sinestro square off in space against the Green Lantern Corps for one final showdown. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Superman’s super-powered security force has begun its clampdown on Gotham City and Commissioner Gordon is not happy. Riots break out with deadly results. Even with enhanced powers from the stolen super pills, are the Birds of Prey ready to make their stand?


JUSTICE LEAGUE #31justice league 31

(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Ivan Reis, Danny Miki

Introducing the new Power Ring! But who is she? What does she want? And how will her presence affect the team?


JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #32justice league dark 32

(W) J. M. DeMatteis (A) Andres Guinaldo, Mark Irwin (CA) Mikel Janin

Lost in the living dimension called The Between, the Justice League Dark fights to save Zatanna’s soul! Will Nightmare Nurse’s sacrifice save them all or damn them to an eternity of nothingness?


LARFLEEZE #12larfleeze 12

(W) Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis (A) Scott Kolins (CA) Tyler Kirkham

With “help” from the Wanderer and G’nort, Larfleeze sets out to destroy the Council of Ten!


NEW 52 FUTURES END #8new 52 futures end

(W) Keith Giffen & Various

Welcome to Cadmus Island, Grifter! We hope your visit is – survivable! Plus: Who is the strange being from the temple in southeast Asia – and why should John Constantine find him of great interest?


RED LANTERNS #32red lanterns 32

(W) Charles Soule (A) Jim Calafiore (CA) Alessandro Vitti

Guy Gardner has a difficult decision to make: deciding if the newest Red Lantern, Supergirl, is fit for battle…especially when that battle is against Atrocitus himself! The war between the two factions of Red Lanterns is on, and there will be blood!


SECRET ORIGINS #3secret origins 3

(W) Robert Venditti & Various (A) Martin Coccolo & Various (CA) Lee Bermejo

Green Lantern takes center stage this month in as tale by Robert Venditti and Martin Cocollo! And don’t miss the origin of Batwoman by Marc Andreyko and Trevor McCarthy, and Red Robin’s origin, courtesy of Scott Lobdell and Tyler Kirkham !


SINESTRO #3sinestro 3

(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Dale Eaglesham

Sinestro’s daughter, Soranik Natu, is back at her father’s side, whether she likes it or not! But does she actually believe in the destiny that Sinestro sees for her? And what will Sinestro’s newest Yellow Lanterns think of serving alongside a despised Green Lantern?


SUPERMAN #32superman 32

(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) John Romita, Klaus Janson

“THE MAN OF TOMORROW” chapter 1! A NEW ERA for SUPERMAN begins as Geoff Johns takes the reigns – and he’s joined by the legendary super-talent of John Romita, Jr. in his first-ever work for DC Comics as they introduce Ulysses, the Man of Tomorrow, into the Man of Steel’s life. This strange visitor shares many of Kal-El’s experiences, including having been rocketed from a world with no future. Prepare yourself for a run full of new heroes, new villains and new mysteries! Plus, Perry White offers Clark a chance to return to The Daily Planet!




24 #324 3

(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. Ed Brisson and Michael Gaydos wind the clock on the latest chapter of the high-octane saga!


7TH SWORD #37th sword 3

(W) John Raffo (A) Iman Max (CA) Andrew Robinson

As the warlord Kavanaugh gathers his army of cyborgs, mutants, and assassins, Cray must find a way to defend ZenZion using the limited resources available.  But how can one disgraced warrior train an entire citizenry to defend itself without molding them into cold-blooded killers in his own image?


CARTOON NETWORK SUPER SECRET CRISIS WAR #1cartoon network super secret crisis war 1

(W) Louise Simonson (A/CA) Derek Charm

The devious demon Aku has called together a League of Extraordinary Villains-composed of malevolent miscreants from different cartoon universes. When their evil robots show up in the world’s of The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Samurai Jack, Dexter’s Laboratory and (even) Ed, Edd and Eddy, it’s up to all these fearless heroes to band together and put an end to the League’s nefarious plot of interdimensional conquest!


GHOSTBUSTERS #17ghostbusters 17

(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening

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!


GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #13godzilla rulers of the earth 13

(W) Chris Mowry (A/CA) Jeff Zornow

While Godzilla’s disappearance has brought calm to the planet, a threat from the past is set to resurface and take back the world they once had control over. No monster is safe and no future is certain as one of Godzilla’s greatest enemies prepares to return in a way nobody saw coming!


ILLEGITIMATES #6illegitimates 6

(W) Taran Killam, Marc Andreyko (A/CA) Kevin Sharpe

The climax of the Illegitimates first adventure is here! As the team faces evil on two fronts, not to mention the heart-breaking betrayal at the hands of a loved one, can this team of newbies save the world and their mothers? Or will they be faced with making a devastating choice that will end them before they get a chance to begin? All this, and a zombie horde? What are you waiting for?!


MARS ATTACKS FIRST BORN #2mars attacks first born 2

(W) Chris Ryall (A/CA) Sam Kieth

Post-invasion, an abandoned earth-born Martian was taken in by Uncle Woody and his blind niece. But the infant isn’t the only Martian still here… and the others are much more warlike, especially when they learn of the baby’s location amidst the human survivors.


MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #20my little pony friendship is magic 20

(W) Katie Cook (A) Andy Price (CA) Andy Price, Chad Thomas

The climactic conclusion to “Reflections” is here! The fate of two Equestrias hangs in the balance as our ponies scramble to help their new allies. It will take an unexpected sacrifice to save day… but from whom?


TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #12tmnt new animated adventures

(W) Landry Quinn Walker (A) Chad Thomas (CA) Dario Brizuela

It’s a panic at the post office! A series of misunderstandings leads to a madcap race to stop a secret weapon from hitting the mail! The only one who can save the day just might be… Pigeon Pete?? Multiple heroes and villains collide in this action-packed tale of chaos and comedy!


TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #30transformers more than meets the eye 30

(W) James Roberts (A/CA) Alex Milne

EVACUATION! Is it possible for a starship to object to its captain? That’s what the AUTOBOTS are asking MEGATRON as the Lost Light becomes the most dangerous place in the universe!


TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT DRIFT DIRECTORS CUTtransformers spotlight drift directors cut

(W) Shane McCarthy (A) Casey W. Coller (CA) Livio Ramondelli

ALL HAIL DRIFT! From his debut, the former DECEPTICON called DRIFT has been one of the most controversial-and popular-TRANSFORMERS characters! Now relive his first solo adventure with an outstanding array of behind-the-scenes material! Learn how DRIFT went from a supporting character in a comic book to a toy-and how he became a part of the TRANSFORMERS mythology!


TRANSFORMERS WINDBLADE #3transformers windblade 3

(W) Mairghread Scott (A/CA) Sarah Stone

THE FATE OF CYBERTRON! WINDBLADE learns more about the new face of CYBERTRON-and lesson number one is: never underestimate STARSCREAM! She’s trapped in a no-win situation-but what is the scheming DECEPTICON really after, and how far will he go to keep WINDBLADE out of his way?


X-FILES SEASON 10 #13the x files season 10 13

(W) Joe Harris (A) Matthew Dow Smith (CA) Francesco Francavilla

“Black oil” has returned and along with it, the long-dead double agent Alex Krycek. In order to solve the mystery of Krycek’s return, Mulder and Scully seek help from the Lone Gunmen, who seem to have trouble of their own.




CHEW #42chew 42

(W) John Layman (A/CA) Rob Guillory


No animals were hurt during the making of this comic.


COWL #2cowl 2

(W) Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel (A) Rod Reis (CA) Trevor McCarthy

Moles, murder, and mayhem. As C.O.W.L. prepares to enter negotiations with the city, scandal threatens the organization. Can The Grey Raven keep C.O.W.L. from tearing itself apart? Plus, what really happened between him and Sparrow?


DEADLY CLASS #6deadly class 6

(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Wesley Craig

Hunted through the streets of Las Vegas, Marcus is about to learn a valuable lesson: sometimes the only way to wash away your past is with blood. Stylized violence featuring teenage assassins on acid! Don’t miss the climax of the first arc of the smash-hit series DEADLY CLASS by RICK REMENDER & WES CRAIG.


DREAM POLICE #3dream police 3

(W) J. Michael Straczynski (A/CA) Sid Kotian

In the Dreamscape, anything can happen.  So when Katie begins investigating a case that threatens to get out of control, she realizes that she may have bitten off more than she can chew, raising the question: can Dream Police die?  And if so, can she survive the darkness she has unwittingly unleashed?  Meanwhile, Joe Thursday continues having flashes of memory concerning a former partner that neither he nor anyone else can remember.  To solve this mystery, he will have to begin asking questions no one wants to answer…questions that threaten the very foundations of the Dreamscape.


FUSE #5fuse 5

(W) Antony Johnston (A/CA) Justin Greenwood


Two hobos murdered in cold blood. Homeless living in maintenance ducts. A high-flying mayor with a scandalous secret. Unreliable witnesses, lying suspects, and nothing but the cold vacuum of space outside. All in a day’s work for MCPD Homicide… 22,000 miles straight up. Welcome to the Fuse.


INVINCIBLE #112invincible 112

(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Ryan Ottley, Cliff Rathburn (CA) Ryan Ottley

Robot continues his quest to take over the world, traveling down a blood-drenched path littered with fallen friends.


MERCENARY SEA #5mercenary sea 5

(W) Kel Symons (A/CA) Mathew Reynolds


The crew of the Venture teams with a band of Chinese guerillas to rescue “comfort women” held captive by Japanese soldiers.


OUTCAST #1outcast by kirkman and azaceta 1

(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Paul Azaceta, Elizabeth Breitweiser (CA) Paul Azaceta


Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and now he needs answers. Unfortunately, what he uncovers along the way could bring about the end of life on Earth as we know it.


PETER PANZERFAUST #19peter panzerfaust 19

(W) Kurtis J. Wiebe (A/CA) Tyler Jenkins

“THE HUNT,” Part Four

A hunt turns deadly when Lily’s prey discovers her plan and unleashes hell. Trapped, alone, and massively outnumbered, she has only one trick up her sleeve…

…A magic bullet!


REVIVAL #21revival 21

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Mike Norton (CA) Jenny Frison

Dana becomes the first person to travel outside of the quarantine to assist the hunt for an illegal “Reviver” meat trafficking ring in New York City. Small town girl. Big city.


SAGA #20saga 20

(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples

Something terrible happens.


SEX #14sex 14

(W) Joe Casey (A) Piotr Kowalski, Chris Peterson (CA) Piotr Kowalski

This issue: sexy secrets of the notorious Alpha Brothers revealed! Featuring guest art by sexy CHRIS PETERSON! It’s a key party you won’t wanna miss!


SKULLKICKERS #28skullkickers 28

(W) Jim Zub (A) Edwin Huang (CA) James Ghio


Dastardly doubles duel while deranged dwarves dig deep. Don’t deny dis  dynamic demented drama.

“One of the best titles currently being published in comics.”

– Comic Bastards


SOVEREIGN #4sovereign 4

(W) Chris Roberson (A/CA) Paul Maybury

Questions of power and politics are forgotten as inhuman intelligences clothe themselves in the bodies of the unburied dead and swarm across the countryside. Those who remain within the walls of the late emperor’s palace are safe for the moment, but far worse threats are fast approaching.


STRAY BULLETS THE KILLERS #4stray bullets the killers 4

(W/A/CA) David Lapham

When Eli’s teenage cousin gets his girlfriend Jane knocked up, he agrees to help him “solve” the problem.  But a simple drive to the doctor’s becomes anything but when a double-cross, a twisted neighbor and a .38 revolver leave Eli both hopelessly in love and hopelessly holding the bag.  Find out why picking the wrong hideout can get you dead in  “Love, Monkey. Monkey, Love You”.


TREES #2trees 2

(W) Warren Ellis (A/CA) Jason Howard

An Arctic research station.  An Italian coastal town with an occult legacy.  A new city in China. The future is being written in these places, in the shadow of a strange alien invasion that has become an historical mystery.


UNDERTOW #5undertow 5

(W) Steve Orlando (A/CA) Artyom Trakhanov

Mammoth hunting! Sub-zero temperatures! A barbarian aqua-god and three fish-men in battle suits filled with water! What could possibly go wrong?

And if Anshargal’s team doesn’t make it back soon, their home might be under Atlantean management.




ALL NEW DOOP #3all new doop 3

Writer: Peter Milligan

Cover Artist: Mike Allred

• Behind the scenes and beyond the margins of Battle for the Atom, Doop’s unrequited love for Kitty continues unabated, forcing the little green guy to drag Bobby Drake into Doopland for some highly unusual questioning. • Doop discovers that Raze is not really future Kitty Pryde. • But the shapey-shapeshifter has a VERY dark secret that just might stop Doop from telling the other X-Men the truth about his identity.


ALL NEW GHOST RIDER #4all new ghost rider 4

Cover Artist: Tradd Thomas Moore

“ENGINES OF VENGEANCE” • The streets of East LA flare up with drug-fueled gang violence form DR. ZABO’s power-enhancing narcotic. • Will ROBBIE REYES submit to the sprit inside him and go too far in protecting the neighborhood? • What is MR. HYDE’s diabolical plan to expand his underground empire?


ALL NEW ULTIMATES #4all new ultimates

Cover Artist: David Nakayama

THE NEXT GENERATION OF ULTIMATES!!! Hot bods & fun in the sun: What, you thought this was a new Marvel Swimsuit Special? It’s just Black Widow, Kitty Pryde, Dagger & Bombshell getting in trouble, Coney Island style! What villainess does Spider-Man fall in love with? And what tragedy will change the life of Bombshell?


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3amazing spider-man 3

Writer: Dan Slott

Cover Artist: Humberto Ramos

• Because of her last encounter with Spider-Man, Felicia Hardy lost everything. Now the Black Cat is back, and she doesn’t want any apologies or excuses… just REVENGE. • Plus: Spidey teams up with a real hero, fireman Pedro Olivera… who just happens to be the current boyfriend to one Mary Jane Watson. • And… more on you-know-who from the opening scene back in ASM #1. You know who we’re talking about. Yeah, that’s right. You better not miss this one!


AVENGERS UNDERCOVER #6avengers undercover 6

Writer: Dennis Hopeless

Cover Artist: Francesco Mattina

KILL CAPTAIN AMERICA! A done-in-one focus on Death Locket: Half-girl, half-cyborg: all assassin! What will Death Locket do: blow her cover and seal her doom by refusing to shoot Cap, or save her life by killing a Living Legend?


DEADPOOL VS CARNAGE #4deadpool vs carnage 4

Writer: Cullen Bunn

Cover Artist: Glenn Fabry

• Will Carnage spread Deadpool all over the landscape? • Or will Deadpool talk the scarlet sociopath’s ear off? • Find out in the conclusion to the 2014 Insanity Cup!


DEXTER DOWN UNDER #5dexter down under 5

Writer: Jeff Lindsay

Cover Artist: Michael Del mundo

THE CHILLING CONCLUSION OF DEXTER’S INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURE WRITTEN BY HIS CREATOR JEFF LINDSAY! Dexter Morgan, the serial killer of serial killers, is on the trail of a new murderer but he’s away from his cool Miami beat and feeling the Australian heat! When everything is flipped Down Under, Dexter isn’t the hunter he’s the prey! Not only is Dexter being stalked, he’s trapped in a private big game preserve where humans are the prize! Will this one end with a bang?


FANTASTIC FOUR #6fantastic four 6

Writer: James Robinson

Cover Artist: Leonard Kirk



GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #16guardians of the galaxy 16

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis

Cover Artist: Nick Bradshaw

• Starlord on the run from a mysterious new adversary— alone without the aid of the Guardians!


MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #27marvel universe ultimate spider-man 27

Heroing is hard work, so the team sneaks off to a desert island for an impromptu vacation! But it’s hard to relax when the beach beneath your feet is the villainous Sandman!


MS MARVEL #5ms marvel 5

Writer: G. Willow Wilson

Cover Artist: Adrian Alphona

How does a young girl from Jersey City become the next biggest super hero? Kamala has no idea either. But she’s comin’ for you, New York.


NEW AVENGERS #20new avengers 20

Writer: Jonathan Hickman

Cover Artist: Dustin Weaver

• How far is Doctor Strange willing to go to protect the Earth from the Great Society? Too far…


NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #1new avengers annual 1

Cover Artist: Marco Rudy teixeira Retagi

• The Incursions aren’t the only horrors threatening to end the world! • DOCTOR STRANGE has faced the impossible time and again as an Avenger and the Sorcerer Supreme, but when he is called upon to fulfill an old debt to an enclave of techno-monks high in the Himalayas, even the good doctor may be beyond his limits! • Written by acclaimed young writer Frank J. Barbiere (Five Ghosts, The White Suits) and illustrated by the illustrious Marco Rudy (Swamp Thing, Marvel Knights: Spider-Man), this oversized annual is one you won’t want to miss!


NEW WARRIORS #6new warriors 6

Writer: Christopher Yost

Cover Artist: Ramon Perez

• The All-New New Warriors announce their arrival to the rest of the world, which doesn’t make anyone particularly happy. • The Avengers vs. the New Warriors! • And who’s the power behind the High Evolutionary?


ORIGINAL SIN #3.1original sin 3.1

Writer: Mark Waid

Cover Artist: J. G. Jones



ORIGINAL SINS #2original sins 2



SAVAGE HULK #1savage hulk 1

Writer: Alan Davis

Cover Artist: Alan Davis

AN ALL-NEW SERIES!!! Alan Davis writes and draws a blockbuster story pitting the HULK against… the X-MEN!?!?! Learn the startling secret of Professor Xavier’s connection to Bruce Banner! Guest starring the Leader and the Abomination!


SPIDER-MAN SPECTACULAR #1spider-man spectacular 1

Writer: Joe Caramagna

Cover Artist: Patrick Scherberger

• Four titanic tales set in Spider-Man’s past! • Young Peter Parker has mastered his newfound spider-powers, but how will being the Amazing Spider-Man affect his personal life? • Can Peter keep his secret identity from Aunt May, and his high-school crush Liz Allan? • Spider-Man’s luck is about to get worse, as an experimental serum transforms millionaire Harry Osborn into the villainous Green Goblin! • Spider-Man soon finds himself locked in a battle high above the streets — with Aunt May caught in the middle! Can Spidey triumph with a little help from his new fan club? • When Kraven the Hunter puts Spider-Man in his sights, can the webbed wonder save himself from becoming the catch of the day?


UNCANNY AVENGERS #21uncanny avengers 21

Writer: Rick Remender

Cover Artist: Daniel Acuna

AVENGE THE EARTH Finale! • This is it! The conclusion to an epic two years in the making and rest assured nothing will ever be the same again! • The final battle will not be with the enemy–it will be with ourselves. • In our darkest hour The Avengers Unity Squad unite entirely and the fate of the seven futures decided!


WOLVERINE #9wolverine 9

Writer: Paul Cornell

Cover Artist: Steve Mcniven

• Stranded in Japan, Logan confronts his future…and it ain’t a bright one. • It’s all lead up to this – the next chapter of Wolverine’s life begins now! • Three Months to Die – The title says it all!


X-FORCE #6x-force 6

Writer: Simon Spurrier

Cover Artist: Jorge Molina

• The explosive conclusion of the first arc of X-FORCE! • The unthinkable has occurred! One of the team is dead and the others are held captive by their newest foe: the swaggering oligarch VOLGA. • Struggling to save their own lives, X-Force’s secrets come to light as they use everything in their arsenal to survive. • But when the dust settles, will these revealed truths ultimately tear them apart?


Antarctic Press


64-BIT ZOMBIE #164-bit zombie 1

(W) Fred Perry (A/CA) David Hutchinson

A new game is late for release, and to meet the deadline, one of the programmers decides to use code from an old game that seems to have the most realistic zombie characters he’s ever seen.  To the shock and horror of the new game’s characters, the zombie enemies are less interesting in being game targets than in eating digital brains!


Titan Comics


ALIEN LEGION UNCIVIL WAR #1Alien legion uncivil war 1

(W) Chuck Dixon (A/CA) Carl Potts, Larry Stroman

The classic series returns, blasting its way into an all-new battle-scarred, laser-ravaged adventure! In a galaxy torn by strife, savaged by civil war, boiling with spilled blood, Alien Legion is a cosmic military force doing its damnedest to keep the peace by always being ready for war. The squad’s grizzled veterans are on what should be a boring milk run, shepherding refugees fleeing a civil war ripping apart their system. Could be a good chance to toughen the newbies into soldiers, until peacekeeping descends into full-scale war!


ORDINARY #2ordinary 2

(W) Rob Williams (A/CA) D’Israeli

Divorced plumber Michael Fisher woke up to find the world had gone crazy. Everyone on planet Earth gained superpowers, except for him. Now all he wants to do is make it into Manhattan to make sure his estranged son, Josh, is safe. But with giants, zombies, and cabbies made of living galaxies thronging the streets, what chance does the world’s last ordinary man have?




ALL NEW EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS #5all new executive assistant iris 5

(W) Brian Buccellato (A/CA) Pasquale Qualano

The thrilling climax to this all new volume!

Executive Assistant Iris must square off against the full wrath of the deadly Han Li Shao, in an all-out battle for the survival of Cherry Blossom. And the ramifications of this epic struggle will lead to a rather stunning direction in Iris’ future!


FATHOM KIANI VOL 3 #4fathom kiani vol 3 4

(W) Vince Hernandez (A/CA) Giuseppe Cafaro

Kiani has risen!

The stakes are higher than ever for Kiani, as she must find a way to overcome Luzhin and his soldiers in order to discover the whereabouts of her sister, Anika. However, Luzhin’s technology has allowed him to siphon the power of her Elite Blue blood, creating an infinitely more powerful adversary hell-bent on destroying her existence because of her betrayal!


Boom! Studios


AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #1amazing world of gumball 1

(W) Frank Gibson (A) Tyson Hesse (CA) Missy Pena, Zachary Sterling

WHY WE LOVE IT: Not only to we get to work with some of our favorite creators on this project, but nothing these days has the mixed-media look of THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL, and we are the lucky ones who get to bring it to comics!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Popular webcomic creators Frank Gibson (TINY KITTEN TEETH) and artist Tyson Hesse (BOXER HOCKEY) bring the wacky adventures of Gumball and his friends to comics for the first time!

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Gumball, Darwin, and all of their friends take on the world of comics! Gumball thinks he’s the coolest kid on the block, but his little sister Anais begs to differ, and Darwin just wants to keep them all out of trouble. There’s always another adventure to be had in their mixed-up world!


BRAVEST WARRIORS #21bravest warriors 21

(W/A) Ryan Pequin (CA) Mady Martin, Rachel Hunt

Beth, Chris, Wallow and Danny finally get to sit back and relax as they take on their next mission-getting a super rad tan in the dying sun of Quandrant 107.5! NOT! It’s another crazy adventure with our favorite teen-aged heroes as they save the universe, one mission at a time!


CLIVE BARKERS NIGHTBREED #2clive barkers nightbreed 2

(W) Clive Barker, Marc Andreyko (A) Piotr Kowalski (CA) Riley Rossmo

The Nightbreed have always been with us. Clive Barker and fan-favorites Marc Andreyko (MANHUNTER) and Piotr Kowalski (MARVEL KNIGHTS: HULK) bring you stories of the Nightbreed from across time! In every era they search for one thing: Midian, where the monsters live!


DECEIVERS #6deceivers 6

(W) Steven Grant (A) Jose Holder (CA) Lorena Carvalho

The last joyride of Lincoln & Nicky is here! With their double lives on the line, the con

men stage one last Micah heist with the help of recently burned agent Patrice in an attempt to lure the corrupt espionage ring out into the open.


MIDAS FLESH #7midas flesh 7

(W) Ryan North (A) Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb (CA) John Keogh

PEW! PEW! It’s the final big boss battle for the powerful weapon that could bring the federation to an end. There will be greed. There will be vengeance. THERE WILL BE GOLD.


PEANUTS VOL 2 #19peanuts vol 2 19

(W) Charles M. Schulz (A) Charles M. Schulz, Paige Braddock (CA) Charles M. Schulz

After years without contact, Snoopy begins the journey of a lifetime, travelling through Kansas City in search of his beloved sister, Belle. “Finding Belle” and many more adventures await you within this month’s issue of PEANUTS.


RUSH CLOCKWORK ANGELS #3rush clockwork angels 3

(W) Kevin J. Anderson, Neil Peart (A) Nick Robles (CA) Hugh Syme

When Owen joined the travelling carnival, he learned to find joy in chaos and frivolity. But with the forces of both the Anarchist and the Watchmaker lurking over him, how long can the fun last?


Blue Juice Comics


ANNE BONNIE #2anne bonnie 2

(W/A/CA) Tim Yates

Pirates, magic, and adventure collide in this action packed series. The Sea is still in chaos after the mysterious disappearance of the Pirate Queen Anne Bonnie, and danger lurks over every crest. Join Ariana aboard the Crimson Dawn, a legendary enchanted ship, as she follows her dream of becoming a pirate in a world that’s still awaiting the return of the Pirate Queen.


Archie Comics


B & V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #239b and v friends double digest

(W) George Gladir (A) Jeff Shultz & Various (CA) Bill Galvan & Various

Girl’s best friend (when it isn’t another girl) is her pet, of course! But what kind of fun can be had when you can’t even bring your best friend to the beach? Betty and Veronica have a big job ahead of them: find out how they can get their pets onto the beach without breaking any rules! Find out if they can pull it off in “Pet’s Rule,” the awesome lead story to this fun-filled double digest!


JUGHEAD & ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #3jughead and archie double digest 3

(W) Craig Boldman (A) Rex Lindsey & Various (CA) Tito Pena & Various

Jughead’s pining for the coveted “Steadiest Customer Award” spot at Pop’s until he finds out some unfortunate news – he’s not Pop’s VIP customer! The mysterious Mr. Milkweed has been visiting the Shoppe by one day more than ol’ Juggie. Now Jughead’s determined to win the top spot any way he can. What will he do? And just who is this Mr. Milkweed? The answers lie in “The Milkweed Lament,” the zany lead story to a hilarious double digest!


MEGA MAN #38mega man 38

(W) Ian Flynn (A) Jamal Peppers & Various (CA) Patrick Spaz Spaziante

The epic Mega Man/Mega Man X crossover event continues in “Dawn of X,” part 2! We travel one hundred years into Mega Man’s future, where an ancient Wily weapon threatens all defenseless humans!  It’s up to X and Zero to combat the lumbering metal monstrosity!  Meanwhile, Emerald Spears terrorist-on-the-run Xander Payne tumbles through time-and sees something that will change him forever! Featuring brand new cover art from Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante and an extra special character-packed variant cover from Ben Bates!


2000 AD


BRASS SUN #2Brass sun 2

(W) Ian Edginton (A/CA) I. N. J. Culbard

The great clockwork solar system, The Orrery, is failing and young Wren has fled her homeworld to seek Sanctuary with the Engineman. In a quest to find the scattered knowledge required to restart the system he sends Wren and his young assistant, Conductor 17, along the long-abandoned rails connecting the planets to a world untouched for years. As civil war forments, Wren and Conductor 17 must use their wits if they are to gain the hidden knowledge they need to save the solar system!


Avatar Press


CROSSED BADLANDS #56crossed badlands 56

(W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) Christian Zanier

The startling conclusion to GARTH ENNIS’s patient zero arc is here!  Armageddon has come and there is no stopping the wave of Crossed violence as the infection spreads simultaneously across the globe.  Fear, violence, and unrestrained murder run rampant in the streets.  The government has lost control and the descent into the hell of a Crossed world begins in earnest.  There is no help.  There is no hope.  There is only the Crossed. Available with Regular, Torture and Red Crossed Incentive covers by Christian Zanier a Fatale Fantasy cover by Matt Martin and a Wraparound cover by Gabriel Andrade.


GOD IS DEAD #15god is dead 15

(W) Mike Costa (A) Omar Francia (CA) Jacen Burrows

Mankind prayed for salvation.  As the gods of mythology fought and destroyed around them, they hoped and spoke in hushed tones of the return of the Christian God.  Jesus was the savior of the human race and he would return to do so again.  Or so they believed.  Now the Son of God has come back but the images of his gentle touch are absent.    Join the ranks of the blasphemous as MIKE COSTA delivers a story that will take you screaming into the pits of Hell.  Available with not only a Regular cover but also anEnd of Days cover, Iconic, and Gilded Order Incentive copies by Jacen Burrows and a special Carnage Wraparound by German Nobile.


Dynamite Entertainment


DEJAH OF MARS #2dejah of mars

(W) Mark Rahner (A) Jethro Morales (CA) Jay Anacleto

The more rocks Dejah Thoris overturns to find the missing John Carter, the more clues point to something bigger and more insidious than his disappearance. And the greater the chance she’ll disappear – or be disappeared – herself!


FLASH GORDON #3flash gordon 3

(W) Jeff Parker (A) Evan Shaner (CA) Marc Laming

THE MAN FROM EARTH vs. THE BEAST-MEAN OF ARBORIA! Flash must be crushed in public, to prove all those who oppose Ming shall perish! Will Flash’s wits and wiles win the day, or might Ming massacre his menace? Full-throttle space epic action from dream team JEFF PARKER (Batman ’66, Aquaman), EVAN SHANER (Adventures of Superman) and JORDIE BELLAIRE (Moon Knight)!


MARK WAID GREEN HORNET #13mark waid green hornet 13

(W) Mark Waid (A) Ronilson Frere (CA) Paolo Rivera

FINAL ISSUE!!! The grand finale–and the ultimate victor stands bloodied but unbowed! Will it be Britt Reid–or the Green Hornet


SOLAR MAN O/T ATOM #3solar man o t atom

(W) Frank J. Barbiere (A) Joe Bennett & Various (CA) Juan Doe

A BOLD NEW STEP FOR THE GOLD KEY UNIVERSE! Solar is reborn!  But who bears the mantle and what will become of the original Doctor Solar?  Can this new player stop the extraterrestrial threat that looms over earth, and not destroy herself in the process? Cosmic-fueled chaos comes from FRANK BARBIERE (Five Ghosts) and JOE BENNETT (Iron Man)!


TUROK DINOSAUR HUNTER #5turok dinosaur hunter 5

(W) Greg Pak (A) Mirko Colak (CA) Bart Sears

A NEW ARC for our favorite Dinosaur Hunter! Turok has faced horrible forces from the east…but what’s now coming from the WEST? If you were shocked by the first four issues, you won’t BELIEVE what’s coming next! An incredible change of direction from superstar writer GREG PAK (Batman/Superman)!


Zenescope Entertainment


GFT GODSTORM HERCULES PAYNE #3gft godstorm hercules payne 3

(W) Patrick Shand (A) AC Osorio (CA) Paolo Pantalena

Now revealed as the son of Zeus, Andre Payne is beginning to feel his true power awakening. However, now he’s not only on the run from the cops, but also the most powerful gang in LA. Andre might be a demi-god, but it’s not going to help him much when an entire city wants to see him taken to justice… dead or alive.


GFT HELSING #3gft helsing 3

(W) Patrick Shand (A) Tony Brescini (CA) Mike S. Miller

As Helsing gets closer to finding out the truth about her father’s death, she and Harker are joined in their quest by a schoolteacher named Mina. With the help of these two, Helsing travels to England, unaware of the horrific surprise waiting for her in the shadows of her hometown.


GFT WONDERLAND #24gft wonderland 24

(W) Eric M Esquivel (A) JG Miranda (CA) Daniel Leister

The Queen of Spades is revealed as the grand manipulator behind the evil that has been plaguing Calie and Viloet’s lives. As Calie leads their ragtag team of warriors toward Spades, hoping to take her down for good, they remain unaware that they are being watched by the Void, the embodiment of Wonderland itself.

The countdown to the landmark twenty-fifth issue of Wonderland begins.


GFT WONDERLAND CLASH OF QUEENS #5gft wonderland clash of queens 5

(W) Troy Brownfield (A) Manuel Preitano (CA) Marat Mychaels


The Queen of Hearts has the Ebony Blade… and that does not sit well with Spades, Diamonds, and Clubs. The three armies converge on Hearts’ castle, but will they destroy one another before conquering Hearts’ army? Whoever is left standing will control all of Wonderland!


How I Made the World Comics


HOW I MADE THE WORLD ONE SHOThow I made the world

(W) Liz Plourde (A/CA) Randy Michaels

A college sophomore’s art project becomes an obsession that spins her life out of control. Strange students and dangerous dreams turn her midterm into a “Monster” – the first story in the debut issue of “How i Made the World,” the Xeric Award-winning comic from Liz Plourde and Randy Michaels.


Oni Press


LETTER 44 #7Letter 44 7

(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Joëlle Jones

Special one-shot issue illustrated by Helheim’s Joelle Jones! Before she led the crew of the Clarke, Charlotte Hayden was a celebrated anthropologist and physicist. What made her decide to leave life on earth behind – possibly forever? Plus, the first appearance of the mission’s most mysterious astronaut – Rowan – scheming jerk that he is.


Devil’s Due Entertainment


MERCY SPARX #6mercy sparx 6

(W) Josh Blaylock (A) Matt Merhoff (CA) Matt Merhoff, Talent Caldwell

Reeling from the events of club Nephilim, Hank and Mercy try to regain some sense of normalcy – whatever “normal” means in their world, by helping Wallace deal with “clean up” after aiding Mr. Suit. The oldest kid in the world’s home is overrun with supernatural pests, one of which looks awfully suspicious to Poochie of Hack/Slash fame.


Abstract Studios


RACHEL RISING #26rachel rising 26

(W/A/CA) Terry Moore

Is it possible Manson is nothing more than a ghost town? Rachel begins to wonder as she searches for her killer and finds her suspects literally disappearing. Meanwhile, Dr. Siemen activates a device he implanted in Aunt Johnny’s brain for reasons that are both tender and gruesome. (This you have to see!)




RED TEN #6red ten 6

(W) Tyler James (A) Cesar Feliciano (CA) Charles Paul Wilson

And then there were five! The shocking revelations of the last issue cause sparks to fly between the remaining members of The Alliance. It turns out Bellona doesn’t just have a skeleton in her closet, she has thousands of them! Plus, the one death you won’t see coming, and an ending that’ll have you screaming for more!


Alternative Comics


RITUAL THREE VILE DECAYritual three vile decay

(W/A/CA) Malachi Ward

In this stand-alone science fiction tale from Malachi Ward (Prophet, The Scout) an old woman recounts to her grandson, from the safety of a virtual seaside computer program, how she thinks the world went bad. Printed in two colors of cream felt paper. A Revival House Press Production.




SHADOWMAN END TIMES #3shadowman end times 3

(W) Peter Milligan (A) Valentine De Landro (CA) Lewis LaRosa

The curse of the shadow loa is a terrible cross to bear…and Jack Boniface is about to be crushed by it. As Jack comes face to face with the father he thought was dead, the tortured spirit inside Jack will begin to consume his soul – and force Shadowman’s final confrontation with his greatest enemy, Master Darque…once and for all.


X-O MANOWAR #26x-o manowar

(W) Robert Venditti (A) Diego Bernard (CA) Clayton Crain

ARMOR HUNTERS unleashes an all-new starting point for the world’s most wanted hero – X-O Manowar – right here with a brand new story arc by Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, The Flash) and Diego Bernard (Eternal Warrior)!

Abducted from his own time by a vicious alien race, the courageous Visigoth warrior known as Aric of Dacia spent years in slavery among the stars before escaping with his captors’ most feared weapon – the X-O Manowar armor. Now, stranded in the modern day, the world’s most primitive man also just happens to wield its most powerful weapon. But what is the X-O Manowar armor? And who before Aric of Dacia dared to wield its incalculable power? The ARMOR HUNTERS hold the key to the armor’s untold history and – one way or another – they’ll crush anything that dares threaten their secret.


OSSM Comics


THANIEL #4thaniel 4

(W) Omar Spahi (A/CA) Terry Huddleston

The final battle begins between Thaniel and his father, Death. This is the last chance for Thaniel to not only to save himself and the people he loves, but the world as well. The mysteries of life and death are finally revealed. Will Thaniel succumb to his destiny?



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