BEST BETS

DIARY OF A GIRL NEXT DOOR: BETTY (HC, Archie Comics, $13.99): This hardcover, done in the style of the popular "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series, follows the thoughts of everyone's favorite overachieving blonde as she begins her sophomore year at Riverdale High. If you didn't love Betty Cooper before, you will after this charming look into her hopes and dreams.

GROO VS. CONAN #1 (of 4, Dark Horse, $3.99): As the solicitations notes, it's the most heroic barbarian in fantasy fiction versus the dumbest. This could be the funniest team-up in history, or the lamest. But with the talent lined up here -- Mark Evanier, Sergio Aragones, Tom Yeates, Tom Luth -- I'm betting it'll be the former.

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #36 (magazine, Archie Comics, $9.99): This magazine collects the last two issues of Life with Archie comic book -- the second of which also comes out this week -- with the now famous "Death of Archie" story. This is for those who are just interested in that aspect, or can't wait for the trade paperback that will collect the  storyline from the beginning.

ORIGINAL SINS #4 (Marvel Comics, $3.99): More secrets from the broader Marvel Universe are revealed, including those of Dr. Doom and more of what happened on the day Captain America was discovered in that block of ice. The fourth part of the Young Avengers story is included as well.

STORM #1 (Marvel Comics, $3.99): One of the most famous and iconic female characters gets her own title, as Marvel EIC Axel Alonso says, it's about time. Now if they would just get rid of that dopey Mohawk!

SUPREME: BLUE ROSE #1 (Image Comics, $2.99): Supreme began as a thinly veiled Superman swipe, turned into a metatextual commentary of some kind by Alan Moore, and then faded away. Now it's being re-invented again by the always interesting Warren Ellis as ... well, we don't know yet, but chances are it's going to be a good ride.

TRANSFORMERS VS. G.I. JOE #1 (IDW Publishing, $3.99): Two of the most iconic brands of the '80s are combined in this ongoing series. This is a dream come true for any kid who made his Joes and Transformers fight in their backyard, or those who stayed inside and watched the cartoons. I think that covers just about everyone below the age or 40, right?

ZOMBIE TRAMP #1 (Action Lab, $3.99): The title suggests a lot of lame possibilities, and yes, it's a book about a tramp who turns into a zombie. But it's an odd duck that mixes laughs, horror, action, parody and sluttiness, as Zombie Tramp is about a sex worker turned zombie who can still think for herself and is out for revenge on those who done her wrong. And it appears to be working, as Zombie Tramp is Action Lab's best-selling book, and has graduated from a few miniseries to this new ongoing.

THIS WEEK'S COMICS

The Comics Guide is assembled using the Diamond Comic Distributors Inc. website, as a guide, and is subject to change. Clicking on most images results in a larger image. All information is from Diamond and/or publisher solicitations and press releases, except for random comments by Captain Comics (in blue).

ACTION LAB

ZOMBIE TRAMP #1 

Writers: DAN MENDOZA, JASON MARTIN

Art: TMCHU

Covers: TMCHU, JERRY GAYLORD, JOSH HOWARD, JAMAL IGLE

32pgs./Mature Readers/ FC $3.99/ $4.99 Variants

She's sexy, she's powerful and she'll steal your heart..literally.  Dan Mendoza's critically acclaimed horror series, Zombie Tramp, the story of a former call girl turned mystically empowered member of the undead returns to stores in July. Sporting a slew of variant covers from industry heavyweights like Jerry Gaylord and Josh Howard, Janey Bell makes her way to the Sin City as she tries to reclaim her former life.

Once one of Hollywood's most beautiful call girls, Janey was bitten, killed and then resurrected as a Zombie. Picking up from this years Free Comic book Day Preview, she's made her way to the Miracle in the Desert to start over. But what secrets are buried beneath the City of Entertainment. Danger abounds, nothing is what is seems and whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas ... forever.

The Action Lab: Danger Zone title is a hit, as preorders top 16,000 copies.

While a relatively new company about to celebrate it’s fifth anniversary in 2015, Action Lab Entertainment is growing quickly as a marquee publisher. With the successful relaunch of Zombie Tramp, Action Lab begins to take it’s place as a destination for top flight talent and innovative ideas. Zombie Tramp will have a limited edition Comicon variant for sale at the Action Lab booth during Comicon International: San Diego 2014 drawn by series creator Dan Mendoza.

The series relaunch will also sport variant covers by Josh Howard (Dead @17, Monster High), Jerry Gaylord (Fanboys vs. Zombies, Loki), and two covers by TMChu (retail and risque variant). To celebrate the new series Action Lab has created a retailer incentive cover drawn by Jamal Igle (Molly Danger, Supergirl, The Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy) featuring their store's logo.

Are you bold enough to take a ride with Janey, the Zombie Tramp?!?


ARCHIE COMICS

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #6

Script: ROBERTO AQUIRRE-SACASA

Art: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

Cover: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

Sabrina the Teenage Witch Variant Cover: ANDREW PEPOY

32-page, full color comic, $2.99 U.S.

Offered Again: 2nd printing of AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1 and 2nd printing of AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #2

“The Nether-Realm”: The unthinkable has happened: Riverdale has become ground-zero for the zombie apocalypse, and the surviving members of our gang have been forced to flee their beloved home. However terrible things have been for Archie and friends, they've been MUCH worse for Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Banished to witches' purgatory after using the dreaded Necronomicon, she's now fighting for her immortal soul! The award winning team of writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Francesco Francavilla continue their celebrated run on the critically acclaimed series. A perfect entry-point for new readers as the smash horror TEEN+ hit of the season continues! Definitely NOT for all ages!

Two months late. However, I'm less critical of this book's lateness since I discovered that Archie (without fanfare) changed its publishing scheduled from monthly to once every six weeks. When the solicitation dates catch up with that, it's tardiness will evaporate with the stroke of a pen.

BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #225


Script: KATHLEEN WEBB

Art: JEFF SHULTZ, HENRY SCARPELLI


Cover: PAT & TIM KENNEDY, BOB SMITH, TITO PENA


320-page, full color comic, 
$6.99 U.S.

Betty and Veronica are meeting for another great day at the Riverdale beach … but Betty is curiously reluctant to get in the water … What does she know that no one else does? Find out in “Marked Woman,” the beachy-keen lead story in this fun-in-the-sun Jumbo Comics Digest! (Formerly Betty & Veronica Double Double Digest)

DIARY OF A GIRL NEXT DOOR: BETTY (HC)

Script: TANIA DEL RIO

Art: BILL GALVAN, BOB SMITH, JACK MORELLI

Cover: GISELE LAGACE

$13.99 U.S./$14.99 CAN

5 ½ x 8”, HC

224 pp, Black & White

We are very excited to present Archie Comics’ debut title in the cartoon diary genre!

Betty Cooper is embarking on her first year of high school. It’s sure to be filled with ups and downs, but with her trusty diary by her side, she’ll be able to get through it all. She’s a smart girl with a kind heart, so her freshman year should be easy-peasy, right? Well, throw in some major BFF drama with her longtime pal Veronica Lodge and things get off to a rocky start. Veronica’s rich, ruthless and snobby -- the total opposite of Betty. And in high school where social status means EVERYTHING, Betty and Veronica can’t be the same besties they once were. Everyone’s favorite girl-next-door is diving head first into her high school career and extracurricular activities -- from dog training to peer mediation to BMX competitions, Betty Cooper can do it all -- but can she get by WITHOUT a little help from her friend? Find out in this heartwarming tale of the scariness that is starting high school in Archie's first-ever venture into the hugely popular journal series, with DIARY OF A GIRL NEXT DOOR: BETTY.

"We are very excited to present Archie Comics’ debut title in the cartoon diary genre!"

It's a genre now?

JUGHEAD & ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #4

Script: CRAIG BOLDMAN

Art: REX LINDSEY, JIM AMASH, JACK MORELLI, BARRY GROSSMAN

Cover: DAN PARENT, BOB SMITH, TITO PENA

160-page, full color comic, $4.99 U.S.

The gang has created a masterpiece: the ULTIMATE sand sculpture to put all boring old sandcastles to shame! Unfortunately, what -- or WHO -- they discover buried underneath their sculpture threatens to ruin their chances of winning the grand prize in the sand sculpture contest. Find out if they can be the kings and queens of their sandcastle in “Sand Man,” the zany first story in this hilarious double digest!

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #36 (magazine)

Script: PAUL KUPPERBERG

Art: PAT & TIM KENNEDY, FERNANDO RUIZ, JIM AMASH, BOB SMITH, JACK MORELLI, GLENN WHITMORE

Cover: PAT & TIM KENNEDY


Unplaced Variant: JEFF SHULTZ


96-page, full color magazine


$9.99 U.S.
, 8 x 10 3/4”

Archie Comics, the acclaimed and bestselling comic book publisher that is home to some of the best-known pop culture creations in the world, including Archie, Jughead, Betty & Veronica, Josie & The Pussycats, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the hit AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE series, announced the unthinkable today: Legendary comic book character Archie Andrews will die to conclude the hit LIFE WITH ARCHIE comic series.

The iconic comic book character, beloved by millions around the globe for over 70 years, will sacrifice himself heroically while saving the life of a friend in the pages of July’s LIFE WITH ARCHIE #36, the final issue in the flash-forward series, which spotlights Archie’s adventures after high school and college.

“We’ve been building up to this moment since we launched LIFE WITH ARCHIE five years ago, and knew that any book that was telling the story of Archie’s life as an adult had to also show his final moment,” said Archie Comics Publisher/Co-CEO Jon Goldwater. “Archie has and always will represent the best in all of us -- he’s a hero, good-hearted, humble and inherently honorable. This story is going to inspire a wide range of reactions because we all feel so close to Archie. Fans will laugh, cry, jump off the edge of their seats and hopefully understand why this comic will go down as one of the most important moments in Archie’s entire history. It’s the biggest story we’ve ever done, and we’re supremely proud of it.”

The story will be available in multiple formats, including an extra-large magazine-size LIFE WITH ARCHIE #36, two comic-sized issues -- LIFE WITH ARCHIE #36 and #37 -- and a trade paperback collecting the entire story, written by regular LIFE WITH ARCHIE writer Paul Kupperberg, with art by Pat & Tim Kennedy and Fernando Ruiz.

While LIFE WITH ARCHIE #36 shows readers Archie’s final moments, #37 leaps a year into the future, showcasing how the remaining members of the Riverdale gang -- including Jughead, Betty & Veronica and Reggie -- have honored the legacy of their dear friend. Both stories will be collected in the double-sized LIFE WITH ARCHIE #36 magazine and upcoming trade paperback.

In addition to the acclaimed regular LIFE WITH ARCHIE creative team, the two comic book issues -- sold exclusively at comic shops in July -- will feature a pantheon of artistic luminaries contributing covers to the historic issue, including Mike Allred, Cliff Chiang, Tommy Lee Edwards, Francesco Francavilla, Adam Hughes, Pat & Tim Kennedy, Ramon Perez, Alex Ross, Jeff Shultz, Walt Simonson,  Fiona Staples and Jill Thompson.

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #37 (comic book)

Script: PAUL KUPPERBERG

Art: FERNANDO RUIZ, BOB SMITH, JACK MORELLI, GLENN WHITMORE

Variant Cover: ALEX ROSS

Variant Cover: WALT SIMONSON

Variant Cover: CLIFF CHIANG

Variant Cover: JILL THOMPSON

Variant Cover: TOMMY LEE EDWARDS

48-page, full color comic, 
$4.99 U.S.


6 5/8 x 10 3/16”


It’s been one year since the death of Archie that took place in Life With Archie #36 shook Riverdale to its very core. The residents of the most welcoming town in America, where the chocolate malts are always delicious and the neighbors are always smiling, gather together one last time for the closing ceremony of this groundbreaking series and a celebration of a Life with Archie.

Man, some of these covers just make me want to bawl like a baby.

DARK HORSE

AXE COP: THE AMERICAN CHOPPERS #3 (of 3)

Writer: MALACHAI NICOLLE

Art/Cover: ETHAN NICOLLE

Colors: DIRK ERIK SCHULZ

FC, 32 pages, $3.99

Miniseries

AXE COP AND GOD TEAM UP!

The adventures of Axe Cop and the American Choppers have culminated in a massive war between heaven and hell! Now the American Choppers are on the frontlines, helping God and the angels fight Satan and his demons!

Now a hit animated series on Fox’s Animation Domination HD!

“You can’t help but read this book all in one sitting.” -- IGN

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 10 #5

Writers: CHRISTOS GAGE, NICHOLAS BRENDON

Art/Variant: REBEKAH ISAACS

Colors: DAN JACKSON

Cover: STEVE MORRIS

FC, 32 pages, $3.50

Ongoing

When Buffy and crew try to wrest Xander from Dracula’s control, they begin a battle supreme with the terrifying demon that Dracula has become …

• Nicholas Brendon joins the writing team!

• The team from Angel & Faith takes over Buffy!

“Another fantastic addition to the series.”  -- Newsarama

CONAN THE AVENGER #4

Writer: FRED VAN LENTE

Art: EDUARDO FRANCISCO

Colors: MICHAEL ATIYEH

Cover: FIONA STAPLES

FC, 32 pages, $3.50

Ongoing

FRED VAN LENTE’S CONAN RAMPS UP!

El Shebbeh is under attack, and it’s up to Conan as the city’s newest captain of the guard to defend against those who would seek to conquer it! A spy infiltrates the king’s inner circle, and Conan’s ally Agara is imprisoned after he learns a deadly truth!

• Conan faces off with magic and ghouls!

• Cover by Fiona Staples!

DRAGON GIRL AND MONKEY KING: THE ART OF KATSUYA TERADA (HC)

WrIter/Art: KATSUYA TARADA

On sale July 23

FC/B&W, 200 pages, $39.99

HC, 9" x 12"

Dark Horse proudly presents the first English-language art book showcasing one of Japan's most sought-after painters and illustrators, Katsuya Terada! Dragon Girl and Monkey King collects Terada's art in every mood: sexy, brutal, bizarre, and humorous, including his distinctive Hellboy figurine work, commentary, and an exclusive interview with the artist!

Foreword by Guillermo del Toro!

DREAM THIEF: ESCAPE #2 (of 4)

Writer: JAI NITZ

Art/Colors/Cover: GREG SMALLWOOD

FC, 32 pages, $3.99

Miniseries

THE 2013 CRITICAL HIT RETURNS!

John Lincoln has to break two men out of two separate prisons ... simultaneously! While plotting elaborate revenge against his tormentor, Patricio Brown-Eagle, will he have any time to share with the father he never knew? Or will the ghosts get a hold of the Dream Thief first?

“This is an ambitious and beautifully produced fever dream. Don’t wake me up, I want to stay in.” -- Jonathan Hickman

ELFQUEST: THE FINAL QUEST #4

Writers: WENDY PINI, RICHARD PINI

Art/Cover: WENDY PINI

Colors: SONNY STRAIT

FC, 32 pages, $3.50

Ongoing

The end of the Wolfriders?!

Years ago, the human tyrant Grohmul Djun made an unholy alliance with the mad half-elf, half-troll tinkerer called Two-Edge. Now, the Djun’s ambitious heir, Angrif, holds the key to a power never before seen on the World of Two Moons -- a power that Chieftess Ember of the Wolfriders fears might destroy her world forever.

• Brand-new ElfQuest adventures!

• Collects ElfQuest extras from past and present!

“Just read all of them and say hello to insomnia.” -- Comic Bastards

GANTZ VOL 32

Art: HIROYA OKU

B&W, 216 pages, $13.99

TP, 5 1/8” x 7 1/16”

“Gantz is unrelenting.” -- Manga Helpers

The devastating war against the alien invaders is over! A new day of peaceful coexistence is dawning! Olive branches for everyone! Of course, before tranquility can be attained, something must be done about the nasty Gantz “terrorists” monkey wrenching the works. Fighting monstrous extraterrestrials is tough enough, but how about taking on the entire human race?

• Gantz has sold over fifteen million copies in Japan!

• Popular anime series and live-action feature.

THE GOON: OCCASION OF REVENGE #1 (of 8)

Writer/Art/Cover: ERIC POWELL

FC, 32 pages, $3.50

Miniseries

THE GOON RETURNS!

In Eric Powell’s biggest story since 2008, what’s left of the Zombie Priest’s race of witches comes after the Goon, forcing him to face his nightmares or lose his town!

The Goon returns for a monthly run!

• Eisner Award winner Eric Powell!

“After all these years, The Goon still manages to be a title for the true comic lover that doesn’t mind a bit of the surreal and peculiar in their reading.” -- Complex

GROO VS. CONAN #1 (of 4)

Writer: MARK EVANIER

Art/Cover: SERGIO ARAGONES, THOMAS YEATES

Colors: TOM LUTH

FC, 32 pages, $3.50

Miniseries

Evanier! Aragonés! Yeates!

It had to happen: The most heroic warrior in history meets the stupidest as Robert E. Howard’s immortal Conan the Barbarian crosses swords with Sergio Aragonés’s Groo the Wanderer in Groo vs. Conan #1. This four-issue miniseries was concocted by Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragonés, aided by illustrator Thomas Yeates and colorist Tom Luth. Will Conan annihilate Groo? Will Groo turn out to be the man who can defeat Conan? We’ll see.

Comics’ greatest barbarians together at last!

HALO ESCALATION #8

Writer: BRIAN REED

Pencils: SERGIO ARINO

Inks: JUAN CASTRO

Colors: MICHAEL ATIYEH

Cover: ANTHONY PALUMBO

FC, 32 pages, $3.99

Ongoing

New arc with Master Chief!

The Master Chief returns in “The Next 72 Hours: Part 1”! After defeating the Didact, John-117 joined the crew of Infinity ... but why did he leave? The mystery begins here. Halo® lead writer Brian Reed (Amazing Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel) reveals the secret events that immediately follow the end of Halo 4.

From Halo lead writer and comics veteran Brian Reed!

MASS EFFECT: FOUNDATION #13

Writers: MAC WALTERS, JEREMY BARLOW

Art: TONY PARKER

Colors: MICHAEL ATIYEH

Cover: BENJAMIN CARRE

FC, 32 pages, $3.99

Ongoing

FREEDOM OR DEATH!

The explosive finale! Can Rasa outwit all of Cerberus and escape to live a life of freedom? Or will the Illusive Man tighten the noose around her neck?

• Story by Mac Walters, lead writer of Mass Effect 2 and 3!

• Ties directly into the “Citadel” DLC for Mass Effect 3! 

“The writing ... is fantastic and it works.” -- Unleash the Fanboy

MPD-PSYCHO VOL 11 (TPB)

Eiji Otsuka (W) and Sho-u Tajima (A/Cover)

B&W, 224 pages, $12.99

TP, 5 1/8’’ x 7 1/4’’

New York Times bestselling manga series!

“Dead Man’s Galaxy Days” skips back in time to events that take place before MPD-Psycho Volume 1. Yosuke Kobayashi seems like a smart, driven Tokyo police officer, but he’ll soon be transformed into a tragic “multiple personality detective.” The ongoing mystery of the Gakuso gang and their murderous “barcode clones” unravels further, and MPD-Psycho’s strange supporting cast is seen in a totally new light as a serial killer -- the Tokyo Mirror Man -- terrorizes the city with his chainsaw!

• The inspiration for Takashi Miike’s television series!

• MPD-Psycho crosses over with the Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service universe!

THE SAKAI PROJECT: ARTISTS CELEBRATE THIRTY YEARS OF 'USAGI YOJIMBO' (HC)

Art: ARTHUR ADAMS, MICHAEL ALLRED, SERGIO ARAGONES, MICHAEL ATIYEH, BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, HOWARD CHAYKIN, JOYCE CHIN, BRIAN CHING, RICHARD CORBEN, MARK CRILLEY, CARLOS D’ANDA, GEOF DARROW, EDGAR DELGADO, JAN DUURSEMA, GABE ELTAEB, DAVE GIBBONS, STEPHANIE GLADDEN, MICHAEL GOLDEN, ANDY GRENEN, MATT GROENING, PAUL GULACY, GABRIEL HARDMAN, ADAM HUGHES, MIKE KUNKEL, BATTON LASH, DAVID MACK, ALEX MALEEV, TOM MANDRAKE, OSCAR MARTIN, ALAIN MAURICET, MIKE MIGNOLA, BILL MORRISON, MICHAEL AVON OEMING, DAN PANOSIAN, ERIC POWELL, PAUL RENAUD, TOM RICHMOND, PAOLO RIVERA, TIM SALE, CHRIS SCALF, SCOTT SHAW, WALTER SIMONSON, ALLISON SOHN, JEFF SMITH, PAUL SMITH, WILLIAM STOUT, MATT WAGNER, DOUG WHEATLEY, PHIL YEH and many others!

FC, 112 pages, $34.99

HC, 9”x 12”

Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of Usagi Yojimbo!

The most amazing artists in the world have come together to celebrate thirty years of Stan Sakai’s marvelous samurai rabbit saga, Usagi Yojimbo, in a new oversized hardcover benefit book: The Sakai Project: Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of “Usagi Yojimbo”!

“It has been an absolute pleasure publishing Stan’s work over the years, and recently collaborating with him directly on 47 Ronin,” said Dark Horse’s president and founder, Mike Richardson. “With the thirtieth anniversary of his most beloved creation, Usagi, and in a time of need for Stan and his family, we are honored to publish this tribute to Stan and his work. We are donating all of the proceeds to Stan and his wife, Sharon. We hope you will join us in honoring one of the comics industry’s shining lights.”

The participating artists bring their own interpretations and their own styles to the subject, making this book a one-of-a-kind treasure.

The Sakai Project is produced in association with the Comic Art Professional Society (CAPS). All proceeds from this book will go to Stan and Sharon Sakai.

STAR WARS: LEGACY #17

Writers: CORINNA BECHKO, GABRIEL HARDMAN

Art: BRIAN ALBET THIES

Colors: JORDAN BOYD

Cover: AGUSTIN ALESSIO

FC, 32 pages, $2.99

Ongoing

Rogue planet -- rogue Sith!

On a mission by order of the Empress, Ania Solo and a contingent of stormtroopers search for Jao Assam and Darth Wredd. Arriving once again on the rogue planet where her adventures began, Ania encounters something no one expected -- an army of Sith!

Sith! Stormtroopers! Solo!

“Anyone who reads Star Wars comic books must read Star Wars: Legacy.” -- Comic Book Bin

THE STAR WARS (TPB, HC)

Writer: JONATHAN RINZLER

Art: MIKE MAYHEW

Colors: RAIN BEREDO

Cover: NICK RUNGE

6 5/8” x 10 3/16”

TPB, FC, 184 pages, $19.99

HC, FC, 216 pages, $39.99

GEORGE LUCAS’S ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY!

Before Star Wars, there was The Star Wars! This is the official adaptation of George Lucas’s rough-draft screenplay for what would become Star Wars -- the film that changed motion pictures and the world. You’ll see familiar characters and places -- but not all is the same in this long-ago and faraway galaxy. Still, strap yourself in for high adventure and lazersword duels, Jedi Knights, Princess Leia, Han Solo and a battle to defeat the evil Empire!

• Trade paperback collects issues #1-8 of The Star Wars.

• Hardcover collects issues #1-8 and issue #0 of The Star Wars.

• The deluxe oversized boxed-set edition contains the entire saga -- plus extras -- in three deluxe, foil-stamped, hardcover volumes.

TOMB RAIDER #6

Writer: GAIL SIMONE

Pencils: NICOLAS DANIEL SELMA

Inks: JUAN GEDEON

Colors: MICHAEL ATIYEH

Cover: DAN SCOTT

FC, 32 pages, $3.50

Ongoing

Gail Simone!

Lara’s journey leads her to a place she thought she would never return to -- the place of her nightmares -- Yamatai! Can Lara survive long enough to find out the truth of the danger that stalks her?

• The official continuation of Lara Croft’s story reaches its first arc conclusion!

• The Tomb Raider video game sold over 3.5 million copies in 2013!

“A must have for fans of the video game franchise.” -- Fortress of Solitude

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ALL-STAR WESTERN #33

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by STAZ JOHNSON

Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

Someone’s been living Jonah’s life while he’s been gone -- and ruining his good name! Now, he aims to find out who this impostor is. But is Hex the hunter … or the prey?

AQUAMAN #33

Written by JEFF PARKER

Art and cover by PAUL PELLETIER and SEAN PARSONS

BATMAN 75 variant cover

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

This issue will ship with two covers.

With threat after threat – including the arrival of the deadly Chimera -- demanding Arthur’s attention, it’s fallen to Mera to hold Atlantis together, even if most of the city wants her dead! The conspirators hiding in the shadows of the city’s darkest reaches can’t hide forever -- but can Mera get to them before Atlantis comes apart?

BATMAN #33

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art and cover by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI

Cover by GREG CAPULLO

BATMAN 75 variant cover

1:25 variant cover by PAOLO RIVERA

48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $5.99 US

This issue will ship with four covers.

It’s been one hell of a year in Gotham City, and it all comes down to this: Batman vs. The Riddler! Gotham City and the Dark Knight will never be the same! Don’t miss this special, extra-sized finale of “Zero Year!”

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

I hate to say it, but I'm looking forward to "Year Zero" ending. A year is a long time for a story to run, plus I can't force myself to take The Riddler seriously, plus the premise of this story forces even my exaggerated suspension of disbelief to blink. A super-villain reduces an American city to the Stone Age and rules as a dictator for an entire year, and the state Gotham City is in (whatever that is) and the federal government do nothing?!?? Sorry, not happening. It would be  a few days, a week on the outside before the Marines came in, hostages notwithstanding.

BATMAN ‘66 #13

Written by GABRIEL SORIA

Art by DEAN HASPIEL

Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST

A new hit TV show based on Batman’s crime fighting exploits is on the air, but it hardly meets with the Caped Crusader’s approval. And the show’s producer has more in mind than just high ratings! A set visit from Batman and Robin reveals the producer’s true agenda and puts all of the action behind the cameras in this story by guest writer Gabriel Soria.

BATMAN AND ROBIN #33

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY

BATMAN 75 variant cover

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

This issue will ship with two covers.

“ROBIN RISES”! Picking up right where this month’s ROBIN RISES #1 left off, it’s Batman vs. the Justice League as the Dark Knight decides to follow the Chaos Shard back to its source: Apokolips!

I read the Robin Rises one-shot this week, and all the pieces are in position for the resurrection of both Damian and Talia. I will be very surprised if that isn't the outcome of this story.

BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #12

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE and KYLE HIGGINS

Art by DEXTER SOY and THONY SILAS

Cover by KHARY RANDOLPH

48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

As Lord Superman stands on the edge of triumph against a physically and emotionally exhausted Justice League, Terry McGinnis returns from the Justice Lords’ world armed with a secret weapon! Don’t miss the stunning conclusion of “Justice Lords Beyond.”

One of the things I found disappointing about Justice League Beyond was how weak it was. Outside of Big Barda and the pacifist Green Lantern, these guys could be taken down by your average street gang of today. So they wouldn't have the slightest chance against a single member of the Justice Lords, much less Lord Superman.

Which shows a real paucity of imagination. They had the entire DC heroic age to play with, and this is the best they could come up with for the second generation? Mark Waid's second-gen characters were much cooler and surprising in Kingdom Come, and that wasn't even the focus of his story -- those awesome characters were throwaways!

BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE VOL 4 (HC)

Written and illustrated by CHIP KIDD and MICHAEL CHO, NEAL ADAMS, MARIS WICKS and JOE QUINONES, DAN DIDIO and J.G. JONES, RAFAEL GRAMPA, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, JEFF LEMIRE and ALEX NINO, LEE BERMEJO, DAMIAN SCOTT, PAUL DINI and STEPHANE ROUX, MARV WOLFMAN and RICCARDO BURCHIELLI, NATHAN EDMONDSON and KENNETH ROCAFORT, DUSTIN NGUYEN, MICHAEL ALLRED and LAURA ALLRED, KEITH GIFFEN and JAVIER PULIDO, BLAIR BUTLER and CHRIS WESTON, LEN WEIN and VICTOR IBANEZ, JIMMY PALMIOTTI and ANDREW ROBINSON and others

Cover: PHIL NOTO

288 pg, B&W, $29.99 US

The legendary, Eisner Award-winning series BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE returns in a brand-new volume featuring tales of The Dark Knight by some of comics’ greatest writers and artists!

BATMAN ETERNAL #16

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

Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS

Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Red Robin is out to solve the mystery of the nanovirus spreading among Gotham City’s poorest, but Harper Row isn’t going to let him do it alone! Can Batwing escape the clutches of The Joker’s Daughter?

Where are they going with this Harper Row character? With Damian coming back -- presumably -- "Robin" is out, so is she just going to be some sort of hanger-on? I'm interested in what you folks think.

CATWOMAN #33

Written by ANNE NOCENTI

Art by PATRICK OLLIFFE

Cover by TERRY DODSON and RACHEL DODSON

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

“Race of Thieves” speeds to the finish line in this final chapter! Selina is tested as she tries to compete in the race while she works for the GCPD!

DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #7

Written by TOBY LITT

Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and RYAN KELLY

Cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The ashes of St. Hilarion’s have barely settled before the tabloids start a witch hunt against “pyrobrainiac” Crystal Palace in the first chapter of the new story, “Ghost Snow.” Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine spirit their new friend away from London and accept the invitation from Charles’s long-lost sister Clementine to visit her and her science-boffin daughter, Miranda, deep in weird and wild East Anglia.

THE FLASH #33

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN

Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and

NORM RAPMUND

BATMAN 75 variant cover

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

This issue will ship with two covers.

Future Flash fights Future Trickster! In the present, Barry solves a murder case, but he’s about to be murdered by the killer himself! Will he be fast enough to save both timelines?

HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #15

Written by DAN ABNETT

Art by POP MHAN

Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The Origin of She-Ra continues!! As Adora struggles with the sins of her past, she and her brother He-Man must trek to the mysterious island Anwant Gwar. But when a Horde Fright Zone stands in their way, He-Man calls upon the Power of Grayskull to forge a path to Adora’s destiny!

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO #8

Written by TOM TAYLOR

Art by BRUNO REDONDO and others

Cover by JHEREMY RAAPACK

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Time jumps ahead and while Superman’s new rule over Earth becomes more entrenched, the Birds of Prey celebrate the arrival of a new child. Any hope for a new beginning is short lived though when Guy Gardner makes contact. He warns them that the Guardians are building to their final assault. The entire Green Lantern Corps is about to invade Earth.

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #33

Written by J.M. DeMATTEIS

Art by ANDRES GUINALDO and MARK IRWIN

Cover by MIKEL JANIN

BATMAN 75 variant cover

32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

This issue will ship with two covers.

A team member is possessed, and the House of Mystery is about to enter the unknown Void of Non-Being! Who will be left on the team by this issue’s end?

"Who will be left on the team by this issue’s end?"

Constantine, Zatanna, Deadman. Unless DeMatteis is really going off-script.

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA’S VIBE VOL 1: BREACH (TPB)

Writers: GEOFF JOHNS, ANDREW KREISBERG and STERLING GATES

Art: PETE WOODS and others

Cover: BRETT BOOTH and ROB HUNTER

232 pg, FC, $16.99 US

The most unlikely member of the Justice League of America ever stars in his own title collecting issues #1-10 of his series! Vibe discovers he’s one of the most powerful individuals on Earth -- but how did he get his abilities? And why does the JLA want him on the team?

THE NEW 52 – FUTURE'S END #12

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

Art by JESUS MERINO and DAN GREEN

Cover by RYAN SOOK

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

With Grifter still missing, his partner turns to the only person on Earth who may need more help than Cole! And 35 years from now, Brother Eye has conquered all of humanity – but what does it have planned?

"And 35 years from now, Brother Eye has conquered all of humanity – but what does it have planned?"

Turning everyone into cyborgs? I think we know this already.

RED LANTERNS #33

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art by ALESSANDRO VITTI

Cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

“Atrocities” kicks into gear – the epic that the last year of RED LANTERNS has been building to all along! It’s open war between Atrocitus and Guy Gardner – and there’s a powerful squadron of Red Lanterns on each side! But Guy Gardner could never have imagined what Atrocitus has been planning all this time. … And he couldn’t imagine that one of his closest friends would refuse to stand by his side!

SECRET ORIGINS #4

Written by AMANDA CONNER, JIMMY PALMIOTTI, JEFF LEMIRE and PETER J. TOMASI

Art by STEPHANE ROUX, DENYS COWAN, BILL SIENKIEWICZ and IAN BERTRAM

Cover by LEE BERMEJO

On sale JULY 23 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

The latest explosive origins from DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 include Harley Quinn by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Stephane Roux; Green Arrow by Jeff Lemire, Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz, and Damian, Son of Batman, by Peter J. Tomasi and Ian Bertram!

STAR-SPANGLED WAR STORIES FEATURING G.I. ZOMBIE #1

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by SCOTT HAMPTON

Cover by HOWARD PORTER

1:25 Variant cover by DARWYN COOKE

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

This issue will ship with two covers.

Meet the soldier they call “G.I. ZOMBIE,” a man who is neither dead nor alive, who fights for his country again … and again … and again!

Wait, what happened to G.I. Robot? Oh, fads, how fleeting thou art!

SUPERMAN #33

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art and cover by JOHN ROMITA, JR. and KLAUS JANSON

BATMAN 75 variant cover

1:50 B&W variant by JOHN ROMITA, JR. and KLAUS JANSON

1:100 variant by JOHN ROMITA, JR. and KLAUS JANSON

32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

This issue will ship with five covers.

It’s up, up and away as the titanic team of Geoff Johns, John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson continue their epic run on the Man of Steel! In their second issue, we learn more about the mysterious Ulysses and what his emergence will mean to Clark Kent and the world. Meanwhile, a mysterious figure is targeting Metropolis with strange mechanical creations...but why? And what dark secret from Clark’s past does it connect to?
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

SUPERMAN -- ACTION COMICS VOL. 3: AT THE END OF DAYS (TPB)

Writers: GRANT MORRISON and SHOLLY FISCH

Art: RAGS MORALES, TRAVEL FOREMAN, BRAD WALKER, CHRIS SPROUSE and others

Cover: BRYAN HITCH

224 pg, FC, $16.99 US

In these stories from ACTION COMICS #13-18, the Multitude returns, and Superman must face them on Mars! Then, the Man of Steel is on trial – and the jury is the Anti-Superman Army!

SUPERMAN – ACTION COMICS VOL. 4: HYBRID (HC)

Writers: ANDY DIGGLE, SCOTT LOBDELL

Art: TONY S. DANIEL, BATT, TYLER KIRKHAM, JESUS MERINO, ROBSON ROCHA, JULIO FERREIRA

Cover: TONY S. DANIEL, BATT

200 pg, FC, $24.99 US

Determined to turn the people of Metropolis against the Man of Steel, Lex Luthor unleashes a virus on Metropolis capable of rewriting the DNA of those infected, including Superman. Superman’s immune system eventually fights off the infection, but not before a hybrid Superman is created through the virus’s ability to rewrite DNA. This new hybrid Superman is the only being capable of defeating the true Superman, and Lex will stop at nothing to see it accomplish its mission. Don’t miss these stories from ACTION COMICS #19-24, plus a tale featuring Wonder Woman from YOUNG ROMANCE #1 and the backup story from SUPERMAN ANNUAL #2.

SWAMP THING BY BRIAN K. VAUGHAN VOL. 2 (TPB)

Writer: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

Art: ROGER PETERSEN, GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and others

Cover: PHIL HALE

264 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

In these stories from SWAMP THING #11-20, Tefé helps a friend escape her father, a ruthless congressman, then runs headlong into radical environmentalists whose own plans are every bit as dangerous as the politician’s. Plus: The real Swamp Thing returns at last!

No offense to anyone who enjoyed it, but this was probably my least favorite iteration of Swamp Thing.TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA #13

Written by RAY FAWKES

Art by FRANCIS PORTELA

Cover by JEREMY ROBERTS

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

As Pandora mourns the death of her lover, she recounts her relationship with his soul, reincarnated through the millennia, and how she’s mourned over and over again.

The list of "Pieta" cover homages grows by one.

THE UNWRITTEN VOL. 9: THE UNWRITTEN FABLES (TPB)

Writers: MIKE CAREY and BILL WILLINGHAM

Art: PETER GROSS, MARK BUCKINGHAM and others

Cover: YUKO SHIMIZU

160 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

The worlds of FABLES and THE UNWRITTEN collide in the epic comic event from THE UNWRITTEN #50-54 as a terrible foe has seized the fairytale homelands and our world. In desperation, the witches of Fabletown must summon the greatest mage the worlds have ever seen.

UNWRITTEN VOL 2 APOCALYPSE #7

Writer: MIKE CAREY

Art: PETER GROSS

Cover: YUKO SHIMIZU

32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

In a dark land ruled by a crippled king, Tom Taylor searches for the one thing that can save the world -- but only the pure of heart can even see it. And it probably never existed in the first place. And maybe the whole quest is a trap that's just been waiting for him to arrive ...WONDER WOMAN #33

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO

Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG

BATMAN 75 variant cover

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

This issue will ship with two covers.

It’s the beginning of the end as writer Brian Azzarello and artist Cliff Chiang kick off the astonishing finale of their epic run! Olympus must fall, and its rightful ruler must be restored – but in Diana’s depraved family of demigods and gods, who can be trusted to rule with decency and justice?

DYNAMITE

DEJAH THORIS OF MARS #3 (of 4)

Writer: Mark Rahner

Artist: Jethro Morales

Covers: Jay Anacleto

Mature/32 pages

ON SALE DATE: July 2

To find the missing John Carter, Dejah Thoris must ... stop looking for him? The Princess must turn her attention to an unsettling wave of crimes in Helium in hopes it leads her to him. Meanwhile, the strange red man who calls himself the Red Reaper is determined to discover Carter's secrets for himself - even if his experiments kill the Warlord of Mars!

SHERLOCK HOLMES: MORIARTY LIVES #5 (of 5)

Writer: David Liss

Art: Daniel Indro, Olavo Costa

Covers: Francesco Francavilla

Teen +/32 pages

ON SALE DATE: July 23

FINAL ISSUE!!! While Bombastus von Hohenheim makes his final play to destroy Moriarty, the world's most notorious criminal proves he still has a few tricks up his sleeve. It's the final showdown in the villain vs. villain contest of wits and wills. Moriarty plays his final hand, and all is revealed. Is he the villain he wants the world to believe, or is there a shred of goodness still within his cunning heart? Find out as the miniseries races to its shocking conclusion.

SOLAR: MAN OF THE ATOM #4

Writer: Frank J. Barbiere

Art: Joe Bennett

Covers: Juan Doe

Teen +/32 pages

ON SALE DATE: July 16

You're Erica Seleski. Yesterday you were an architect. Today you can pretty much do anything. Can the brand-new WOMAN OF THE ATOM figure out her incredible abilities in time to stop a full-on alien invasion? (Hint: No.) It's a brave new world for Solar from the astounding vision of FRANK BARBIERE (Five Ghosts, New Avengers) and Joe Bennett (Iron Man)!

THE TWILIGHT ZONE #7

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski

Art: Guiu Vilanova

Tenn +/32 pages

Covers: Francesco Francavilla

ON SALE DATE: July 9

Diana Westby has a decision to make and not a lot of time in which to make it. She knows she can't go to the police about the nuclear holocaust she has seen in the minds of others because there's no evidence and they've hidden their tracks too well. The only way to stop the blast that will kill untold numbers of people is if she personally goes after the terrorists. But if she takes that step, she may not survive the attempt. It comes down to a simple question: run and save her life, or fight for the lives of others.

IDW PUBLICATIONS

GODZILLA: RULERS OF EARTH #14

Written by CHRIS MOWRY

Art & Cover by JEFF ZORNOW

As our world recovers following Godzilla's climactic battle against the Devonians, a threat unlike any before takes aim at not only our world, but the monsters themselves! One of the biggest chapters in the series starts right here!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

• A new world-wide threat emerges!

• Variant cover by Jeff Zornow!

KILL SHAKESPEARE: THE MASK OF NIGHT #2 (of 4)

Written by ANTHONY DEL COL & CONOR McCREERY

Art & Cover by ANDY BELANGER

Subscription Variant: J.K. WOODWARD

Mutiny! With Titus's deadly battleship in hot pursuit and Hamlet and Juliet's lives in the balance, Viola must either defend her lover Captain Cesario's decision to protect their stowaways, or lead a full-stage pirate mutiny against him.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

An excellent companion piece to the new Kill Shakespeare board game released by IDW Games!

MEMORY COLLECTORS (HC)

Writers: MENTON3, BEN MURPHY

Art: MENTON3, BEN TEMPLESMITH

Cover: MENTON3

HC • FC • $39.99 • 120 pages

Three jaded fetish models are unexpectedly thrown into a violent world and made to confront a horrible and unperceived truth: Hidden among us are entities that feed on the very thing we hold most sacred, our memories. No longer content with their lives as hunted cattle, they become the hunters.

• “Insightful and intelligent storytelling accompanied by wickedly beautiful artwork earns menton3 high praise from this comic fan for breaking down the walls of what comic fans are ‘supposed’ to like.”  -- Comic Monsters

MIKE MIGNOLA'S HELLBOY ARTIST'S EDITION

Writer/Art/Cover: MIKE MIGNOLA

HC • BW • $95.00 net discount item • 200 Pages

Mike Mignola is one of the preeminent comics creators of the past 25 years. His career was already firmly established for his outstanding work on characters like Batman, Wolverine, a myriad of beautiful covers and more. … And then came Hellboy. Mike's iconic creation struck a meteoric chord with fans from the very start and has not abated in the 20 years since his debut.

This Artist's Edition features the first five issues of Hellboy in Hell as well as a wealth of historic supplementary material: the first three Hellboy stories -- the two initial four-pagers, produced for promotional purposes, and the 10-page story from John Byrne's Nextmen #21 -- plus The Corpse, and two other tales selected by Mignola for inclusion.

Each page of Mike Mignola's Hellboy Artist's edition is shot from the original art and showcases Mignola's gorgeous work as closely as possible to the physical page -- this is a book for fans of great storytelling and students of the craft.

MONSTER MOTORS (ONE-SHOT)

Written by BRIAN LYNCH

Art & Cover by NICK ROCHE

The once-quiet town of Transylvania, Kentucky is under attack from Cadillacula, an evil vampire-car that sucks the gas out of other vehicles! The more victims he claims, the more powerful he gets. Genius mechanic Vic Frankenstein has a solution: build a monster to fight a monster. Vic and his android assistant iGOR (interactive Garage Operations Robot) assemble a giant truck from the pieces of the town's fallen vehicles. Frankenride is born and the battle between good and evil hits the road!

FC • 48 pages • $5.99

• An all-new one-shot from the writer of Angel: After the Fall and the films Minions, Hop, and Puss in Boots!

• Art by Transformers fan-favorite artist Nick Roche!

MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDS FOREVER #7

Written by THOM ZAHLER

Art by TONY FLEECS

Cover by AMY MEBBERSON

Subscription Variant: TONY FLEECS

Princess Luna faces her greatest challenge yet ... making jokes in public! Luna turns to Pinkie Pie, the master of merriment, to help her find her funny bone. If Pinkie's teachings backfire on Luna, there might be very few laughs to be found in Canterlot!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Princess and Pinkie ... what could go wrong?

POPEYE CLASSICS #24

Written, Art & Cover by BUD SAGENDORF

FC • 52 pages • $3.99

Bud Sagendorf: The world's greatest Popeye cartoonist! He does it again -- his rolicking genius starts out with the feature comics story Golden Street starring Popeye and his Pappy! Plus more comics, stories and Bud Sagendorf's own creation Sherm in the thrill-packed, laugh-filled comic "The Race!" RACE to put this in your order and head to your fave local comic shop to nab it, ya swab!

Variant cover by Jim Engel!

RAGNAROK #1

Written, Art & Cover by WALTER SIMONSON

Subscription Variant: WALTER SIMONSON

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Ragnarök ... the Twilight of the Gods in Norse mythology ... the destruction of the Nine Worlds. And now, 300 years later, the birth of vengeance.

Walter Simonson returns to comics in a BIG way with an all-new series ... and doing what he does best!!

My wife and my children are dead. My brothers and sisters are dead.

My parents are dead. The Great Enemies still live.

But I swear on the shattered bones of my kinsmen ... they will not live forever.

I shall become ... the storm.

Walter Simonson is one of the most acclaimed and respected creators in comics. He has done defining runs on Thor, Manhunter, Star Slammers, Elric, Orion and more. Now, in his first creator-owned series in 20 years, he brings his tremendous artistic arsenal to a brand new world ... the twilight world of Ragnarök!

STAR TREK: HARLAN ELLISON'S CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER #2 (of 5)

Written by HARLAN ELLISON, SCOTT TIPTON & DAVID TIPTON

Art by J.K. WOODWARD

Cover by JUAN ORTIZ

Subscription Variant: PAUL SHIPPER

Harlan Ellison's Hugo and WGA Award-winning teleplay, visualized for the first time! Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Yeoman Rand return to the Enterprise following their first encounter with the Guardians of Forever, only to find a darker, more vicious crew of renegades awaiting them! Can they return the timestream to its proper state? And will they even survive long enough to try?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

• A Star Trek event nearly 50 years in the making!

• Adapted by the Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who team working closely with Harlan Ellison!

• Regular covers by Juan Ortiz (Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz)

• The filmed episode is ranked as one of TV Guide's Top 100 Most Memorable Moments in TV History!

SUPER SECRET CRISIS WAR: JOHNNY BRAVO #1

Written by ERIK BURNHAM & LOUISE SIMONSON

Art by ERICA HENDERSON & DEREK CHARM

Cover by ERICA HENDERSON

Subscription Variant: ETHEN BEAVERS

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

There's trouble a brewin' in Aron City; and no sir, it ain't the kind that rhymes with pool! A robot from another dimension has appeared, intent on finding and challenging a hero -- any hero -- for its evil masters. Instead, the robot finds Johnny Bravo, and proof... that even a robot can be driven mad by exposure to Johnny's obliviousness. Don't miss this tie-in to the event of the summer -- so cool, you're gonna have to wear shades. Hyah!

Plus, a two-page epilogue by Louise Simonson and Derek Charm, delving into the formation of the LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY VILLAINS!!

• The first of five one-shots tying directly into the Super Secret Crisis War!

• Variant cover by Van Partible!

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES HEROES COLLECTION OVERSIZED HARDCOVER

Writers: BRIAN LYNCH, TOM WALTZ, ERIK BURNHAM, MIKE COSTA, BEN EPSTEIN, BARBARA RANDALL KESEL, PAUL ALLOR

Art: FRANCO URRU, ANDY KUHN, VALERIO SCHITI, ROSS CAMPBELL, CHARLES PAUL WILSON III, MARLEY ZARCONE, MIKE HENDERSON, PAUL MCCAFFREY

Cover: VALERIO SCHITTI

HC • FC • $34.99 • 204 pages • 7" x 11"

Eight of the popular Micro-Series presented in a gorgeous oversized format! One-shots featuring Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Leonardo are presented along with tales of Master Splinter, Casey Jones, April O'Neil, and Fugitoid that connect to — and affect — the Turtles' lives and futures.

Eight stories focusing on the Turtles and their friends.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #13

Written by JACKSON LANZING & DAVID SERVER

Art by MARCELO FERREIRA

Cover by DARIO BRIZUELA

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Kraang have infiltrated the local zoo, and the mutation possibilities are endless! With no way in without being seen, the Turtles are at a loss to stop the mass mutation. Their only hope lies with April! Can she stop the Kraang's newest scheme in time?

Variant cover by Billy Martin!

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: TURTLES IN TIME #2 (of 4)

Written by ERIK BURNHAM

Art by CHARLES P. WILSON III

Cover by DAVID PETERSEN

Subscription Variant: CHARLES PAUL WILSON III

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Turtles' journey through time continues, and the next stop is Feudal Japan! The Turtles will meet some familiar faces and be forced to make one of the most important decisions of their lives. Will stopping the Shredder mean the end of the Turtles as we know them?

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: UTROM EMPIRE

Written by PAUL ALLOR

Art & Cover by ANDY KUHN

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages

Collecting the cosmos-spanning mini-series, Utrom Empire takes us to the site of the Technodrome, where Krang's plans to destroy the Earth are ramping up. Little does he know that Baxter Stockman plans to harness its power for himself! As the two villains scheme, one imprisoned robot holds the key to success -- Fugitoid! Will he be able to reach out to the Turtles in time? All this plus the long-awaited story of Krang's mission to preserve the alien Utrom race!

"A thorough and powerful exploration of a major part of the TMNT universe/mythology." -- Adventures In Poor Taste

TRANSFORMERS CLASSICS VOL 7

Writer: SIMON FURMAN, BOB BUDIANSKY, RALPH MACCHIO

Art: ANDREW WILDMAN, FRANK SPRINGER, DON PERLIN

Cover: GUIDO GUIDI

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 276 pages

The historic roots of The Transformers are re-presented for maximum Cybertronian enjoyment.

Collects issues #77–80, the Headmasters four-issue series, and the three-issue Movie Adaptation. Freshly re-mastered and re-colored, these stories are accompanied by an in-depth introduction as well as select issue notes by Mark W. Bellomo.

Collects the final issues of the original series!

TRANSFORMERS VS. G.I. JOE #1

Written by TOM SCIOLI & JOHN BARBER

Art & Cover by TOM SCIOLI

Variant: ROB LIEFELD

Subscription Variant: JAMES STOKOE

SPACE WAR I!

Earth makes contact with an alien race -- and G.I. JOE is on the front lines of first contact! But when the TRANSFORMERS arrive -- their version of "peace" does not match our own ...

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

• Variant cover by Rob Liefeld!

• Launching out of the smash-hit FREE COMIC BOOK DAY comic!

• ALL NEW STORY, ALL NEW ART!

• You've never seen TRANSFORMERS or G.I. JOE like this!

• Nothing you do can prepare you for the final page!

Two of the most popular comic book franchises of all-time, TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, will be going head-to-head in a brand-new ongoing series! Written and drawn by comic luminary Tom Scioli (Godland, American Barbarian) with co-writer and TRANSFORMERS veteran John Barber (TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE, FALL OF CYBERTRON), these classic characters will explode off the page like never before!

Based on the iconic Hasbro brands, this stand-alone series is set to explore the intriguing encounter between these starkly different teams. Cosmic in scale, the series will utilize Scioli’s unique artwork to traverse the perils of space and pit the G.I. JOE team against the ominous threats of CYBERTRON. Featuring the characters synonymous with both TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE this will be a team-up for the ages!

“This is a dream project for me,” says Barber, “and I’m blown away by the imagination and the unique take that Tom Scioli is bringing to this project. It harkens back to classic comic traditions -- and to the origins of the TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE characters -- but feels constantly, irrepressibly new!”

“This feels like the comic I was born to make,” says Scioli. “We’re asking big questions. Is war an inevitable condition of life? What is free will? What is the future of man and machine as the line between them becomes increasingly blurred? The G.I. JOE team is trained to deal with dangerous situations and this is the ultimate test of their training. The TRANSFORMERS characters push the boundaries of what shapes life can take in this infinite universe of ours. Perhaps it will be a machine that teaches us what it is to be human.”

Both brands have found immense success over the decades with action figures, feature films, cartoons, comics and more; and have each found unique and avid fanbases. With influential and iconic characters, the TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE brands are globally renowned as multi-media powerhouses.

“We’ve been waiting for the right opportunity for this event, and the anniversary of both TRANSFORMERS and G.I.JOE in 2014 is definitely the perfect time," said Michael Kelly, Hasbro's Director of Global Publishing. "We are very excited to be working with IDW on this project, and I for one can’t wait to read the next chapter of this adventure.”

WILD BLUE YONDER #5 (of 6)

Writer: MIKE RAICHT, AUSTIN HARRISON

Art/Cover: ZACH HOWARD

Variant: PAULIUS ZAKARUSKAS

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

It's all been building to this! The Judge has hunted down the Dawn, and now it's a desperate fight for survival. Cola and Tug are each faced with heart-breaking decisions. Will they act in time? It's the bloodiest, most grueling battle yet and the skies will rain with blood!

This high-flying hit has been extended for another mega issue!

WINTERWORLD #2

Written by CHUCK DIXON

Art & Cover by BUTCH GUICE

Subscription Variant: GERARDO ZAFFINO

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The saga of Scully and Wynn continues as they search for a fabled village by the sea where rumors tell of a warm heaven in this cold hell. Wynn is still in search of her parents and the village of La Niña may be the place they were heading when she was abandoned as a child. Scully just wants to find enough fuel to keep their new vehicle on the move. But will they find death at the end of the icy road?

• Written & co-created by Chuck Dixon (G.I. JOE, Batman, Nightwing)!

• Art by Butch Guice (Captain America, Birds of Prey, Action Comics)!

WRAITH #1: DIRECTOR'S CUT

Written by JOE HILL

Art & Cover by CHARLES P. WILSON III

Joe Hill's New York Times Bestselling novel, NOS4A2, introduced readers to the terrifying funhouse world of Christmasland, and the mad man who rules there: Charlie Talent Manx III. Now, Hill and artist Charlie "Talent" Wilson III welcome you to Christmasland in this special extra-length version of the first issue, which also includes all of the issue's covers and the full original comic-book script by Joe Hill.

FC • 48 pages • $4.99

Ever wanted to see the inner workings of a comic? This Director's Cut contains the entire script from the first issue!THE X-FILES: SEASON 10 #14

Written by JOE HARRIS

Art by MATTHEW DOW SMITH

Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

Subscription Variant: Photo

Pilgrims, Part 4 of 5: Agent Mulder has been infected with black oil, playing host to an alien being seeking to use his knowledge, history, and expertise to unlock something mysteriously and terribly powerful. But Mulder and the would-be alien colonist possessing him aren't the only ones looking for it ...

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

• Ask your retailer about the Mark McHaley variant cover featuring Agent Mulder!

• Witness the strange return of fan-favorite character Alex Krycek!

IMAGE COMICS

C.O.W.L. #2 (2ND PTG)

Story: KYLE HIGGINS & ALEC SIEGEL

Art: ROD REIS

Cover: TREVOR MCCARTHY

32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

The second issue of Kyle Higgins (Batman, Nightwing), Alec Siegel (Captain America, Avengers), and Rod Reis’ (Justice League) all-new ongoing series C.O.W.L. has sold out and is being fast-tracked to a second printing. The tone of the superhero comic, which is frequently compared to that of Mad Men and The Wire, has been praised by critics and leading industry professionals alike. In order to meet customer demand, a second printing of the new superhero comic will be available on 7/23.

C.O.W.L. #2 picks up with more moles, murder, and mayhem. As the C.O.W.L. superhero labor union prepares to enter negotiations with the city of Chicago, scandal threatens the organization and The Grey Raven must keep C.O.W.L. from tearing itself apart. Plus, readers will learn more about what really happened between him and Sparrow.

Praise for C.O.W.L.:

“With the book's setup out of the way, Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel deliver some excellent character work here in issue #2, the world of C.O.W.L. affecting those powered and unpowered alike.” -- IGN

C.O.W.L. is a very solid and entertaining read. Higgins, Siegel, and Reis are providing a very fresh look on how super-heroes can function within the world, and the focus is so much more on the individuals, rather than what the individuals can do. … One you’ll want to put onto your pull list.” -- Comic Vine

“American history gets overhauled in C.O.W.L., a new series about the superhero labor union of 1960s Chicago that’s been described as Mad Men meets Avengers.” -- The Hollywood Reporter

“This is no rebooted Justice League or X-Men. The characters deal with strikingly real issues.” -- The Chicago Sun Times

Mad Men with capes. C.O.W.L. isn’t just a compelling Superhero comic, it’s an authentic American story. Higgins and Siegel offer up engaging, sometimes hardboiled characters that Rod Reis paints with aplomb. Definitely a creative team to watch! " -- Brian Buccellato, Detective Comics

"Part crime drama, part Chicago history, part superhero epic, Higgins and company have crafted something truly special with C.O.W.L. A refreshingly original debut with scope, mythology and terrific characters." -- Scott Snyder, WYTCHES, Batman

“Gorgeous stuff. Keep an eye out for this one.” -- Kelly Sue DeConnick, PRETTY DEADLY, Ms. Marvel

ELEPHANTMEN! MAMMOTH VOL 1 (TPB)

Story: RICHARD STARKINGS & JOE KELLY

Art: MORITAT, CHRIS BACHALO, CHRIS BURNHAM, BOO COOK, & MARLEY ZARCONE

Cover: ROB GUILLORY

J488 PAGES / FC / M / $29.99

Collects ELEPHANTMEN: WAR TOYS #1-3, ELEPHANTMEN: YVETTE, ELEPHANTMEN #1-11, 34, 35, 57

Collecting 18 issues of ELEPHANTMEN back-to-back in one big volume! Includes the WAR TOYS miniseries and one-shots!

HOW TOONS: TOOLS OF MASS CONSTRUCTION (TPB)

Story: NICK DRAGOTTA, SAUL GRIFFITH, JOOST BONSEN, & INGRID DRAGOTTA

Art / Cover: NICK DRAGOTTA

200 PAGES / FC / E / $14.99

Lurking in the corners of your garage, on the dusty shelves of hardware stores, and in your own trash can are the tools and ingredients for creating your own adventures.

Celine and Tucker, the brother-and-sister heroes of HOWTOONS, are kids who see the potential for play everywhere. When their mother challenges them to make something other than trouble, their adventure begins in an adventure-DIY graphic novel from Image Comics!

In 360 pages of discovery, HOWTOONS: TOOLS OF MASS CONSTRUCTION will bring kids into Celine and Tucker’s world, using everyday objects to construct toys that teach real-life science and engineering principles. Co-created by MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” recipient Saul Griffith, Joost Bonsen, Nick Dragotta (EAST OF WEST), and Ingrid Dragotta, HOWTOONS will be published in July.

Together, Celine and Tucker use items lurking in the corners of their garage, the dusty shelves of hardware stores, and even their own trashcan to create their own adventures. Through “The Legend of the Monkey Fist Clan,” the siblings learn to build a tree swing, find out the ultimate first-person shooter isn’t a video game in “The Infamous Marshmallow Shooter,” set up their own workshop, make ice cream without a freezer, play music with a turkey baster, and launch rockets. Along the way are instructions for projects seamlessly integrated into the storytelling that engage kids' creativity and natural interest in how the world around them works. From bubbles to bots, hippo farts to hovercrafts — HOWTOONS is the book for the next generation of explorers and makers.

“We need every generation to be enabled to create their world,” the creators write in the introduction to HOWTOONS: TOOLS OF MASS CONSTRUCTION. “It starts with creativity and inventing one’s own toys and games. It involves knowledge of tools, materials, and process. It will be beautiful as we marry the art with the science, and the design with the engineering. Come play with us.”

HOWTOONS will be getting a moment in the spotlight at the first-ever White House Maker Faire on June 18, hosted by President Obama, where co-creator Saul Griffith will be a guest. Griffith will be presenting HOWTOONS at the event, which “will feature Makers, innovators, and entrepreneurs of all ages who are using cutting-edge tools to bring their ideas to life.”

In addition, artist Nick Dragotta will be at the American Library Association Conference in Las Vegas on June 27, 28, and 29, in the Image Comics booth. He will do a HOWTOONS workshop on the Graphic Novel/Gaming stage on Saturday, June 28 at 4 p.m.

Praise for HOWTOONS:

"The comic-book art normally associated with action heroes captures the siblings' exuberant, innovative spirits and the format allows for more detailed instructions for project construction. Recommended for creative but mindful budding inventors/designers/engineers." -- School Library Journal

"Earnest beneath the surface but totally free of dorkiness, this is perfectly tuned to inspire creativity as well as promote good work habits in budding inventors and mechanical engineers alike." -- Kirkus

"Large, colorful pictures burst with energy and the thrill of invention as explanations and diagrams,  laid out in sequential art form, make what might otherwise be intimidating seem accessible and engaging." -- Booklist

"Language arts, science, and arts and crafts teachers will find Howtoons invaluable for teaching students to read and follow directions, to use different tools, to work safely while constructing, and even to collaborate." -- Teachers First

If I were a parent, this is would be exactly what I'd want for my kid.

MURDER ME DEAD (TPB)

Story / Art / Cover: DAVID LAPHAM

JULY 16 / 264 PAGES / BW / M / $19.99

Collects MURDER ME DEAD #1-9

Hanging from the ceiling fan in her lavish Hollywood home. That’s where Steven Russell finds his estranged wife, Eve Kroft -- rich, beautiful, and desperately sad -- a tear-stained note in her pocket pouring out years of pain and regret. Is it suicide? The police think so. But his wife’s rich and powerful family is convinced otherwise, and they’ll do everything in their power to make him pay in MURDER ME DEAD, the classic noir graphic novel by David Lapham (STRAY BULLETS), back in print from Image Comics this July.

As a lascivious private detective systematically destroys Steven’s life, a chance meeting with an old friend drives Steven back toward a simpler time -- to a downtrodden neighborhood he had long left behind and a fateful reunion with a woman who loved him ...

Murder Me Dead is my modern-day love letter to the great noir films of the 1930s, '40s and '50s,” said Lapham. “It’s every bit as emotionally twisted as Stray Bullets, but in the guise of a traditional femme fatale noir."

Hailed as a masterful contemporary take on classic noir, MURDER ME DEAD takes its antihero down an ever-darkening road of obsession, sex, betrayal, murder and dashed hopes. Peeling back the carefully constructed facades of each character, Lapham exposes the true nature of their humanity and propels you toward a final, horrifying revelation.

MURDER ME DEAD will be in comic book stores on July 16 and bookstores on July 29. Sure to enthrall fans of neo-noir, like Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ FATALE and Criminal, the black-and-white graphic novel is available for pre-order now.

Praise for MURDER ME DEAD:

“A rip-snorting murder mystery with more double-crosses than you can count and enough booze, broads and low blows to keep the reader turning pages right up to the bitter end.” -- Publishers Weekly

“A gutsy, fast-paced comic that knows its influences very well and puts an interesting spin on the conventions of the genre. Great post-modern fun.” -- Tripwire

OUTCAST #1 (2ND PTG)

Story: ROBERT KIRKMAN

Art / Cover: PAUL AZACETA & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER

48 PAGES / FC / M $2.99

Robert Kirkman, creator of worldwide entertainment phenomenon THE WALKING DEAD, teams up with Paul Azaceta for OUTCAST, the first new series written by Kirkman himself in three years and since the premiere of the AMC adaptation of THE WALKING DEAD which went on to become cable’s most successful and most-watched television show. OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA has sold out completely before even hitting its release date.

OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #1, debuting this week in a special double-sized first issue for just $2.99, introduces Kyle Barnes, his tragic past, and his unusual gift. Kirkman and Azaceta are zeroing in on demonic possession in this all-new dark and suspenseful series. This eerie tale blends the supernatural with a realistic setting, a characteristic of Kirkman’s storytelling that earned him early praise and success with THE WALKING DEAD. OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA’s tone echoes the grave, dread-building suspense of The Exorcist and The Sixth Sense while developing a complicated and tormented protagonist evocative of The Ghost Whisperer. Demons are here, demons are real, and Barnes is at the center of it all.

The demand for the series is so high that it has already sold out at the distributor level, the latest in a series of fan-favorite debuts from Image Comics and Skybound. This hotly anticipated #1 issue will be rushed to a second printing in order to meet customer demand and satiate the droves of THE WALKING DEAD fans in search of the next great comic. For fans of digital editions, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #1 remains available for purchase across all platforms, including the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com) the official Image Comics iOS app, Comixology’s website (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.

“The Walking Dead was grown out of the direct market, everything it's gone on to become wouldn't have been possible without support from the comic book retailer community,” said Kirkman. “To see Outcast selling out ahead of release like this was clearly unexpected, but it continues a reassuring trend that could see many more homegrown phenomenon that will keep this industry we love vibrant for centuries to come.”

“If there’s one thing I’ve learned about Robert Kirkman over the decade plus I’ve known him, it’s to expect not just the unexpected, but everything from the twisted to the sublime,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “Robert is constantly developing as a writer, finding new ways to get under the skin of his characters and the ever-growing audience that loves them, and Outcast is probably his most adventurous work yet. Even if you think you know what he has in store for you, this book is going to both shock and scare you.”

REVIVAL #22

Story: TIM SEELEY

Art: MIKE NORTON

Cover: JENNY FRISON

32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Dana gets dangerously close to the killer stalking black market organ thieves in NYC. Ibrahaim gets even closer to the terrible origins of the scarred hitman.

SAGA #21

Story: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

Art / Cover: FIONA STAPLES

32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Not every robot is lucky enough to be born a royal.

Every time I watch a period piece about Henry VIII or the tsars of Russia or Julius Caesar or whatever, I always wonder about the lives of the 99 percent that we don't see on those shows -- and wonder why it is we focus so much on the pampered parasites who live off them. Looks like Brian K. Vaughan has had similar thoughts.

SAVAGE DRAGON #196

Writer/Art /Cover: ERIK LARSEN

32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99

SAVAGE DRAGON: THE NEXT GENERATION!
Strange things are going on in Chicago's notorious Danger Zone. The poor and downtrodden are being mysteriously transformed into hideous freaks and Malcolm Dragon is being thrown into a situation beyond what he's used to as he faces a horde of desperate killers with power to spare. Malcolm's struggle to measure up to his famous father intensifies as he plunges into a new, dangerous adventure.

The bold new direction continues!

And only five months late!

SEX VOL. 2: SUPERCOOL (TPB)

Story: JOE CASEY

Art: PIOTR KOWALSKI, with MORGAN JESKE & CHRIS PETERSON

Cover: SONIA HARRIS

128 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99

Collects SEX #9-14

IT'S THE SECOND ROUND OF SEX IN BOOK FORM, BABY!

Now that the full-blown ten-year superhero orgy is over, life in Saturn City is getting even more complicated. And not only for the newly-"normalized" Simon Cooke; everyone seems to have their own kink to deal with. Just remember: morality may be subjective, but SEX is still great!

SKULLKICKERS #29

Story: JIM ZUB

Art: EDWIN HUANG & MISTY COATS

Cover: JAMES GHIO

32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.50

"A DOZEN COUSINS AND A CRUMPLED CROWN," Conclusion

The fifth SKULLKICKERS story arc ends, but the greatest battle of all is just beginning. ... "It’s quirky, witty and so easy to get into." -- Page and Panel

THE SUPERANNUATED MAN #2

Story / Art / Cover: TED McKEEVER

32 PAGES / BW / M / $ 3.99

GOLDEN-AGE FORMAT

A simple supply run into Blackwater, a seaside town overrun by mutated animals, is anything but routine for He, one of the few remaining humans.

SUPREME: BLUE ROSE #1

Story: WARREN ELLIS

Art / Cover: TULA LOTAY

32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

You are not dreaming.

We are trying to communicate with you.

Local reality has been reinstalled.

Things have gone wrong.

The revision has corrupted.

Finding Ethan Crane is your supreme priority.

We are speaking to you from the ultimate bunker within the structure of multiversal time.

Do not trust Darius Dax.

We are all going to die.

Warren Ellis (TREES, Planetary) teams up with Tula Lotay (ELEPHANTMEN, The Witching Hour) to re-introduce the central Image Comics character in SUPREME: BLUE ROSE.

"One day I woke up with an idea, that came out of nowhere, for how to extend this most strange and storied of 'analog' properties into a new space. A new floor on top of Alan Moore and Rob Liefeld's house,” said Ellis. “And, since I had some time on my hands that year, I emailed Image, and we got my friend Tula Lotay involved -- and her work will be a revelation to people."

Bestselling writer Warren Ellis (TREES, Planetary) and Tula Lotay (ELEPHANTMEN, The Witching Hour) re-introduce the central Image Comics character Supreme with a science-fiction/mystery flavor in SUPREME: BLUE ROSE #1.

Paired with striking visuals from Lotay, Ellis resurrects the SUPREME universe beginning with an ethereal dream sequence that warns the unemployed investigative journalist, Diana Dane, to beware of Darius Dax and ending with a proposition for adventure and intrigue from Supreme himself, “Have you heard of a blue rose, Ms. Dane? Blue roses do not occur in nature. My practice tends to specialise in blue rose cases.”

“As an emerging artist the opportunity of collaborating with Warren on his latest story has been a dream come true,” said Lotay. “Supreme: Blue Rose came about through conversations with Warren regarding a different story that didn't happen. Warren thought my style, which is quite free and loose, would fit the story he wanted to tell and that creative freedom really appealed to me. Indeed, throughout the creative process if Warren thought I was trying to create panels that had a more 'finished' feel he would say 'you're not drawing for yourself, you have to relax and enjoy it'—some of the best advice I've ever had which has also informed my approach to other work.”

Lotay went on to describe how different hers and Ellis’ version of Supreme is. “Supreme really appealed to me in that it passes the Bechdel test with flying colours. I've never spoken to Warren about this, but it's a story with very strong female characters, the women shine through and that's a pretty rare thing to see in sci-fi. I think it's far from your typical superhero story, a million miles from the original Supreme. It's definitely strange, it's a sci-fi mystery with a Lynchian edge. I've fallen in love with these characters and I hope the people picking this series up can get into the strange world we've created.”

TREES #3

Story: WARREN ELLIS

Art / Cover: JASON HOWARD

32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Bestselling writer Warren Ellis (SUPREME: BLUE ROSE, Planetary) and Jason Howard (SUPER DINOSAUR, ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN) continue the unnerving alien-invasion hit series in the third issue of TREES. Fraught with suspense and foreboding, TREES explores a future after tree-like aliens have planted themselves without regard for humanity leaving the government scrambling to navigate the implications of an impending takeover.

In TREES #3, Eligia, girlfriend and decoration to the local fascist gang leader, hunts the streets of Cefalu for the old man who pulled the knife on her. What she finds will either kill her dead or cure her heart … or both.

UNDERTOW #6 (of 6)

Story: STEVE ORLANDO

Art / Cover A: ARTYOM TRAKHANOV

Cover B: CHRISTOPHER MITTEN

32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

MINISERIES CONCLUSION!

Zikia beaten, Uruku tortured, citizens in chains. ... How high must the bodies pile before the occupation of the Deliverer comes to an end? The battle for freedom comes home as the Watertight Pulp Epic reaches an explosive finale!

VELVET #6

Story: ED BRUBAKER

Art / Cover: STEVE EPTING

32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

THE SECOND ARC BEGINS HERE! Following the revelations at the end of issue 5, Velvet’s quest for the truth and her innocence takes her right back to the heart of her own organization -- to London, where every move she makes is even more dangerous than the last!

THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 21: ALL OUT WAR -- PART TWO (TPB)

Story: ROBERT KIRKMAN

Art: CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO, & CLIFF RATHBURN

Cover: CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART

JULY 23 / 136 PAGES / BW / M / $14.99

Collects THE WALKING DEAD #121-126

Alexandria has been destroyed. Can Rick rally the other communities against Negan’s army?

ZERO #9

Story: ALES KOT

Art: TONCI ZONJIC & JORDIE BELLAIRE

Cover: TONCI ZONJIC & TOM MULLER

32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Bosnia, 1993. Roman Zizek is selling weapons to every faction involved in the conflict.

MARVEL COMICS

100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- AVENGERS #1

Writter/Art/Cover: JAMES STOKOE

$3.99

Following the failed Badoon invasion of Earth and America's disappearance into the Negative Zone, how will the Avengers of 2061 cope?!

It looks like the Avengers 2061 include Beta Ray Bill, Rogue and what looks like a Brother Voodoo or Black Talon or somebody as the Sorcerer Supreme.

ALL-NEW DOOP #4 (of 5)

Writer: PETER MILLIGAN

Art: DAVID LAFUENTE GARCIA

Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED

32 PGS./Rated T+/$3.99

• The true horror of Doop rears its ugly head!

• Kitty Pryde and Doop find themselves in the middle the scariest moment of their lives with no one to turn to!

• Will Kitty finally accept Doop’s proposal of marriage?

 

ALL NEW INVADERS #8

Writer: JAMES ROBINSON

Art: STEVE PUGH

Cover: GREG LAND

A NEW INVASION MUST BE STOPPED!

• Reeling from last issue’s stunning revelation, THE ALL-NEW INVADERS discover a devastating new threat!

• What is the secret behind the abduction of THOMAS RAYMOND, the TORCH’S old sidekick TORO?

• Can NAMOR, the WINTER SOLDIER and the HUMAN TORCH save humanity or is it already too late?

• A new arc and the return of fan favorite artist, STEVE PUGH!!!

$3.99

ALL-NEW ULTIMATES #5

Writer: MICHEL FIFFE

Art: AMILCAR PINNA

Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA

32 PGS./Rated T+/$3.99

FROM THE CREATOR OF THE HIT COMIC “COPRA”

• It’s a battle royale when the new superteens on the block go up against the most dangerous supergangs on the street!

• Will the bloodthirsty vigilante, SCOURGE, take everyone in a costume down, be it street punk or good guy?

• Will SPIDER-MAN, BLACK WIDOW, KITTY PRYDE, BOMBSHELL, CLOAK & DAGGER survive a second wave of violence when the deadly CROSSBONES joins the fray?AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4

Written by DAN SLOTT

Art by HUMBERTO RAMOS                 

Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

Variant Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

On-Sale – 07/23/09

A bite from a radioactive spider forever set a young Peter Parker on a path that would transform him into the greatest super hero the world has ever known, but that’s not the whole story. This July, the New York Times Bestselling Creative team of Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos uncover the Earth-shattering truth about that destined encounter in July’s AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4, a tie-in to Original Sin!

On that fateful day, Peter Parker wasn’t the only one whose life changed forever. The radioactive spider that created Spider-Man bit someone else too. Someone who was led down a different path – a darker path.

Enter … Silk!

“Why was this kept from Peter?” asks writer Dan Slott, in an interview with Marvel.com. “A good question to ask is ‘Who is keeping this from Peter?’ What parties would know about the existence of this person? Why haven’t we seen her all this time since the events of Amazing Fantasy #15?”

“If you’re going to do a big story like Original Sin, where everybody’s got such a big secret,” Slott continued. “You go big or you go home.”

All will be revealed when Silk’s story is fully revealed as the Amazing Spider-Man crashes headlong into Original Sin! And seeds sown here blossom into cataclysmic results for the webslinger in the highly anticipated Spider-Verse later this year! With Peter Parker’s life about to be turned upside down, no fan can afford to miss the first appearance of Silk this July in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4!

What is wrong with that girl's hip in cover B?

AVENGERS VOL. 5: ADAPT OR DIE PREMIERE (HC)

Writer: JONATHAN HICKMAN

Pencils: ESAD RIBIC & SALVADOR LARROCA

Cover: ESAD RIBIC

136 PGS./Rated T+/$24.99

Trim size: standard

In the wake of INFINITY, Captain America and Iron Man plan for the next version of the Avengers. But they soon discover that a runaway planet is on a collision course with Earth! Can a visitor from the future help save the day? Then: It worked for the X-Men. Would we be so crass as to do it again? Yes, yes we would! It’s a blast from the past as Marvel introduces the All-New Avengers! But as the Science War overtakes the world(s), what is the secret behind this time-tossed team? When the answers are revealed, you’ll wish they remained hidden! As Bruce Banner puts together the pieces and confronts Iron Man, the collision of the Avengers and the New Avengers is imminent! Collecting AVENGERS (2012) #24-28.

CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 2: CASTAWAY IN DIMENSION Z BOOK 2 (TPB)

Writer: RICK REMENDER

Pencils: JOHN ROMITA JR.

Cover: JOHN ROMITA JR.

136 PGS./Rated T/$19.99

Captain America has spent twelve years as a fugitive wandering the wasteland of Dimension Z, battling the Zola virus within him and traveling with a boy he has raised as his own. Now, the Sentinel of Liberty brings the fight back to Dimension Z’s god-like oppressor Arnim Zola when Cap becomes the last remaining hope for the native species, the Phrox! A lone soldier waging a one-man crusade to stop the spread of Zola’s consciousness in this world and his own, can Captain America turn the tide in the odd war of this backward realm? Battling savage mutates, Zola’s twisted Captain Zolandia, and even his own adopted son, Steve Rogers stares death in the face and makes the hardest decision of his life when he pays the deadly price … to escape from Dimension Z! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA (2012) #6-10.

DAREDEVIL #6

Written by MARK WAID

Art by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ                 

Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE

The truth about Matt Murdock’s parents comes to light in DAREDEVIL #6 – an Original Sin Tie-In! After nearly 30 years, the untold story of Matt Murdock’s mother will finally be revealed, courtesy of Eisner award-winning writer Mark Waid and critically acclaimed artist Javier Rodriguez!

Matt Murdock was raised in a broken home by a loving father who fought a daily struggle against his personal demons. Matt made peace with is mother’s absence long ago, but never really knew the story of why she left him and Battlin’ Jack Murdock. He’s about to find out.

A dark secret from Matt Murdock’s past sets him on a journey to find answers. Answers that will take him right to the doorstep of his estranged mother. Only he’ll find her in more trouble than he could possibly imagine!

“Matt learns something very startling about his mother in the Original Sin limited series that he’s compelled to investigate, but there’s a reason he can’t just ask her directly and end the story on page five,” say series writer Mark Waid in an interview with Marvel.com. “All I can say about her current situation is that Matt will never be more regretful that he’s no longer licensed to practice law in New York State …”

How did Matt’s mother become Sister Maggie? The secret that tore apart the Murdock family finally revealed in DAREDEVIL #6!

DEADPOOL #32

Writers: Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn

Art: John Lucas

Cover: Mark Brooks

ORIGINAL SIN tie-in!

•  Preston uncovers a secret from Deadpool's past that needs immediate attention!

•  But Deadpool and Dazzler are still fighting off Dracula's forces!

$3.99

DEADPOOL: DRACULA'S GAUNTLET #3

Writers: Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn

Art/Cover: 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

$3.99

DEADPOOL VOL. 5: WEDDING OF DEADPOOL (TPB)

Writers: GERRY DUGGAN, BRIAN POSEHN, FABIAN NICIEZA, MARK WAID, JOE KELLY, CHRISTOPHER PRIEST, JIMMY PALMIOTTI, FRANK TIERI, GAIL SIMONE, DANIEL WAY, VICTOR

Art: SCOTT KOBLISH, MIKE HAWTHORNE, EVAN SHANER & MORE

Cover: SCOTT KOBLISH

160 PGS./Parental Advisory/$15.99

The day you never dreamed would come has finally arrived: Deadpool is getting married! But to whom?! Tune in to find out as Deadpool and his mysterious bride tie the knot! And to celebrate this magical occasion, we’ve rounded up every single writer who ever penned Wade’s series to contribute new stories! But when Deadpool and his bride honeymoon in Japan, will married life agree with our mouthy merc? Or will he start doing the “take my wife, please” joke all the time? Plus: another Deadpool flashback tale, as Wade travels to the 1950s to save Nick Fury from the menace of -- time-traveling Hitler! And Madcap teams up (sort of) with Deadpool to answer the burning question. “Whatever happened to the white caption boxes?” Featuring Thor, Daredevil, Luke Cage and more! Collecting DEADPOOL (2012) #26-28 and DEADPOOL ANNUAL (2013) #1.

DEADPOOL VS X-FORCE #2

Writer: Duane Swierczynski

Art: Pepe Larraz

Cover: Shane Davis

• Journey back to the heady days of the 1990s, when two characters debuted who would change the face of comics...Cable & Deadpool!

•  In this all-new tale, we learn of the pair's first meeting, well before New Mutants #98, as Cable and his soon-to-be X-Force race through the timestream to stop the reckless mercenary Deadpool before he destroys American history for good!

$3.99

Four books in a single week is Wolverine territory. Is Deadpool really that popular?

DISNEY KINGDOMS: SEEKERS OF THE WEIRD (HC)

Writer: BRANDON SEIFERT

Pencils: KARL MOLINE & FILIPE ANDRADE

Cover: MIKE DEL MUNDO

136 PGS./All Ages/$24.99

Trim size: oversized

Includes a Foreward by Disney Legend Rolly Crump

An all-new adventure inspired by Disney’s legendary, but never built, Museum of the Weird! When their parents are kidnapped, teens Maxwell and Melody Keep are thrust into a thrilling race through the world’s most strange and dangerous museum as they unite with their swashbuckling uncle to save their family and the world from an evil secret society! What lurks within the Wardens’ Library, and what is the Walking Chair? Who is the Shadow Society, and why do they want the Coffin Clock? In a catacomb of Mushroom People and a Séance Room under glass, our heroes discover the truth about the Museum -- and their own destinies! Envisioned by famous Imagineer Rolly Crump for Walt Disney in 1965, the Museum of the Weird’s innovative designs remained on Crump’s drawing board -- until now! Collecting DISNEY KINGDOMS: SEEKERS OF THE WEIRD #1-5.

FANTASTIC FOUR EPIC COLLECTION: INTO THE TIMESTREAM (TPB)

Writers: WALTER SIMONSON, DANNY FINGEROTH, LOUISE SIMONSON & CHRIS CLAREMONT

Pencils: RICH BUCKLER, RON LIM, WALTER SIMONSON, REX VALVE, JACKSON GUICE, JON BOGDANOVE, TERRY SHOEMAKER, CHRIS WOZNIAK & ARTHUR ADAMS

Cover: WALTER SIMONSON

504 PGS./Rated T/$39.99

Volume #20 in the Fantastic Four Epic Collections

It’s sensational Simonson storytelling for Marvel’s First Family! When the FF’s Congressional hearing is disrupted by dozens of vengeance-seeking villains, the famous foursome must deal with Capitol chaos! And when a time anomaly sends them into the future, will the universe fall to Galactus while the FF are clashing with Kang and Nebula? As Sharon Ventura and the Human Torch face personal crises, the Fantastic Four find themselves on a parallel Earth battling cyborg dictators and displaced dinosaurs! And the temporal madness only gets worse when the adult Franklin Richards flees to the present from the “Days of Future Past” timeline -- with Hound-master Ahab in hot pursuit! Guest-starring the Avengers, the X-Men, Spider-Man and Death’s Head! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #334-346 and ANNUAL #23; and material from NEW MUTANTS ANNUAL #6, X-FACTOR ANNUAL #5 and X-MEN ANNUAL (1970) #14.

FIGMENT #1 (2ND PTG)

Written by JIM ZUB

Art by FILIPE ANDRADE

Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

Elements based on Figment © Disney

Reviewers and readers agree -- FIGMENT #1 is a surprise hit! Today, Marvel is proud to announce that the first issue of the newest Disney Kingdoms series has sold out at the distributor level (though copies may still be available at retail) and will immediately head back to press! Rising-star writer Jim Zub (Skullkickers) and fan-favorite artist Filipe Andrade (Captain Marvel) take fans on an action-packed steampunk adventure as they journey into the realms of imagination and reveal the never-before-told origin of Figment and the enigmatic inventor known as Dreamfinder!

Here’s what critics had to say of the gorgeous first issue:

“Zub, Andrade, and Beaulieu perfectly capture what was at the heart of the original Disney attraction, but have created something entirely new.” -- TalkingComics.com

“Andrade's work, with strong painterly colors by Jean-Francois Beaulieu, is lovely.” -- ComicBookResources.com

“If you’ve never considered yourself a comic book fan, we guarantee that’s about to change.” -- D23.com

“A visually brilliant story that will captivate the reader...this is an incredibly fun ride and I highly recommend it.” -- ComicVine.com

Now is your chance to catch up on the magic and experience the acclaimed first issue when FIGMENT #1 returns to comic shops on 7/23!

GEORGE ROMERO’S EMPIRE OF THE DEAD: ACT ONE (TPB)

Writer: GEORGE ROMERO

Pencils: ALEX MALEEV

Cover: ALEX MALEEV

128 PGS./Parental Guidance/$19.99

(On-Sale 7/23/14)

Zombie godfather George Romero unleashes his next undead epic -- as an all-new Marvel comic! Welcome to New York City years after the undead plague has erupted -- but just because Manhattan has been quarantined, don’t think that everyone inside is safe! Not only do flesh-eaters roam the city, but another ancient predator has taken a bloody bite out of the Big Apple: Vampires rule! But which strange bedfellows are plotting against Mayor Chandrake? Who is the firecracker known as Dixie Peach? Are New York’s zombies evolving, and how does undead former cop Xavier fit in? And in the pit of the bloody Circus Maximus, can anything stop the unchained fury of the zombie gladiator known as Zanzibar? It’s zombies vs. vampires -- with humans caught in the crossfire! Collecting GEORGE ROMERO’S EMPIRE OF THE DEAD: ACT ONE #1-5.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY BY ABNETT & LANNING: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL. 1 (TPB)

Writers: DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING

Pencils: PAUL PELLETIER, BRAD WALKER, CARLOS MAGNO & WES CRAIG

Cover: CLINT LANGLEY

296 PGS./Rated T+/$34.99

(ON-SALE 7/23/14)

With the fabric of the universe torn, all that stands between us and invading horrors is a team of cosmic misfits. Led by Star-Lord, the newly minted Guardians of the Galaxy include a who’s who of the mightiest -- and most bizarre -- protectors the stars have ever seen! Rocket Raccoon, Drax the Destroyer, Groot, Gamora, Adam Warlock, Mantis, the all-new Quasar, Cosmo the telepathic space dog and more take on the universe’s most dangerous menaces -- and have fun while doing it! But when Major Victory and Starhawk, two members of the Guardians of the future, make their explosive returns, is there more going on than meets the eye? And as the Skrulls’ secret invasion tears the new team apart, who will guard the galaxy from the Church of Universal Truth, the Badoon and King Blastaar? Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2008) #1-12.

HULK #3 (2ND PTG)

Writer: Mark Waid

Art: Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessy

Cover: Jerome Opena

"Banner D.O.A" gets ready to take you into a new twist in Hulk history! Banner goes to a dark place and could take the Avengers with him. Only Hulk can save Banner ... but will he? After last issue's surprise resurrection, a new threat enters the scene.

$3.99

HULK #4 (2ND PTG)

Writer: Mark Waid

Art/Cover: Mark Bagley

"Banner D.O.A" 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?

$3.99

LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #1 (3RD PTG)

Writer: AL EWING

Art: LEE GARBETT

Cover: JENNY FRISON

Old God -- New Trickster! Kid Loki's all grown up -- and the God of Mischief is stronger, smarter, sexier and just plain sneakier than ever before. As Asgardia's one-man secret service, he's ready to lie, cheat, steal, bluff and snog his way through the twistiest, turniest and most treacherous missions the All-Mother can throw at him ... starting with a heart-stopping heist on Avengers Tower -- and the death of Thor! And that's just the beginning! Would we lie to you? This is Loki, true believer -- we're lying to you right NOW!

$2.99

LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #2 (3RD PTG)

Writer: AL EWING

Art: LEE GARBETT

Cover: JENNY FRISON

Loki vs. Lorelei! It's the battle of the Asgardian younger siblings -- from the casinos of Monte Carlo to a speed date in New York! Loki goes speed dating. We should have mentioned that earlier, really.

$2.99

MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #28

Adapted by Joe Caramagna

• 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!

32 PGS./All Ages/$2.99

MIGHTY AVENGERS #12

Writer: AL EWING

Art/Cover: GREG LAND

ORIGINAL SIN tie-in!

• Election Night, 1972. Under a moonless sky, unspeakable evil slouched towards Manhattan to be born ...

• ... and the only people who could hold it back were the original Mighty Avengers.

• Meanwhile, in the present day -- history repeats itself! But this time, have the Mighty Avengers already failed?

32 PGS./Rated T+/$3.99

ORIGINAL SIN #5.2

Writer: Kieron Gillen

Art: Luke Ross

Cover: J. G. Jones

EVERYBODY HAS ONE ...

$3.99

ORIGINAL SINS #4

Written by JAMES ROBINSON, RYAN NORTH, PABLO DURÁ & DAVID ABADÍA     

Art by ALEX MALEEV, RAMON VILLALOBOS & ERICA HENDERSON

Cover by MARK BROOKS

$3.99

Go deeper into the sins of the Marvel Universe as no one is left unaffected by the secrets the Watcher held! Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look at ORIGINAL SINS #4 – the next exciting chapter featuring new stories starring fan-favorite characters from the industry’s top creators!

First, superstar writer James Robinson and legendary artist Alex Maleev shine a revealing light on the sins and secrets of the egomaniacal Doctor Doom! The secrets the Watcher held contain the key to dismantling Victor Von Doom and everything he’s built! What lengths will he go to protect his legacy?

Then Eisner-award winning writer Ryan North and artist Ramon Villalobos continue their five-part Young Avengers story running through each issue of Original Sins! As Hulkling, Prodigy and Marvel Boy rush headlong into their final confrontation with The Hood – one of the Young Avengers falls!

Finally, internet sensations Pablo Durá and David Abadía team with artist Erica Henderson for a story you won’t believe about what really happened the day Captain America’s frozen body was discovered!

The Watcher saw it all – an now everyone knows. Don’t miss more startling secrets of the Marvel Universe when ORIGINAL SINS #4 hits comic shops and digital devices!

STORM #1

Written by GREG PAK

Art & Cover by VICTOR IBANEZ

Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

$3.99

The heart and soul of the X-Men flies solo for the first time in STORM #1, a brand new ongoing series from New York Times Bestselling writer Greg Pak (The Incredible Hulk, Superman/Batman) and fan-favorite artist Victor Ibanez (Defenders, Wonder Woman)!

From a thief on the streets of Cairo to the Headmistress of the Jean Grey School to the Queen of Wakanda and everything in between, Ororo Monroe has always defied a single title. Her desire to better the world was never limited to just her own kind. On a mission to foster good will and safeguard her fellow mutants in her own way, Storm will embark on a new journey.

“If you tell Storm she can't go somewhere, that's exactly where she's going to go,” says writer Greg Pak, in an interview with Marvel.com. “She's got an incredibly strong sense of justice and empathy earned through years of hard experience. And her empathy isn't limited to whatever group she's standing with at the moment. Storm will do the right thing -- as she sees it -- without apology. That's incredibly strong -- and potentially very costly for her.”

STORM #1 marks the very first ongoing series for the character and joins a number of critically acclaimed new solo series featuring female leads as a part of the All-New Marvel NOW! initiative.

"And Storm makes seven," says Editor In Chief Axel Alonso.  "Starring for the first time in her own ongoing series, and joining the wave of new series anchored by female characters -- a list that includes Black Widow, She-Hulk, Captain Marvel, Elektra, Ms. Marvel and the all-female X-Men -- comes one of the world's most popular mutants.”

“It's about time," Alonso continued.

You cannot stop a force of nature. She is Storm, a hero with no equal … and the skies will tremble at the sight of their namesake! Get swept up as STORM #1 thunders into comic shops!

THUNDERBOLTS VOL. 4: NO MERCY (TPB)

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Penciled by CARLO BARBERI & PACO DIAZ LUQUE

Cover by PACO DIAZ LUQUE

160 PGS./Parental Advisory/$19.99

Ghost Rider joins the Thunderbolts! General Ross’s T-Bolts were brought together to clean up the problems that no one else could, but what happens when the problem is on the team? The seemingly all-powerful madwoman called Mercy has gone too far, slaughtering innocent people to fulfill her twisted mission of mercy. Who can the team turn to for help taking down this powerhouse? How about Johnny Blaze, the original Ghost Rider? Can he save the team before it all goes, quite literally, to hell? And if not, will the team be willing to make a deal to put Mephisto back on his throne?! Then, the Thunderbolts battle Venom! When an ancient cosmic power corrupts a former ally, the T-Bolts must travel deep into a Central American jungle. But can they take him down before time runs out? Collecting THUNDERBOLTS (2012) #20-26.

WAR OF KINGS (NEW PRINTING TPB)

Writer: DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING

Pencils: PAUL PELLETIER & BONG DAZO

Cover: BRANDON PETERSON

256 PGS./Rated T+/$24.99

The Inhumans have taken flight to outer space! Their destiny as rulers written in the ancient fates, Black Bolt and the royal family have taken command of the Kree Empire! Meanwhile, Vulcan, power-mad brother of the X-Men’s Cyclops and Havok, has become the newest emperor of the Shi’ar, the most advanced military civilization in the galaxy! What happens when these mighty powers turn their rage upon one another? And what happens to those caught in the crossfire? When two mighty powers wage war, who will rule? Featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy, Darkhawk, the Starjammers and more cosmic favorites, the War of Kings is a battle that may rip the universe asunder! Collecting SECRET INVASION: WAR OF KINGS, WAR OF KINGS #1-6, WAR OF KINGS: WHO WILL RULE, ROAD TO WAR OF KINGS and MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: WAR OF KINGS.

WOLVERINE #8 (2ND PTG)

Writer: Paul Cornell

Art: Kris Anka

Cover: Steve McNiven

Logan, Iron Fist, Shang Chi vs. an army of deadly ninja. Three Months to Die -- The title says it all!

$3.99

WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #6

Writer: JASON LATOUR

Art/Cover: Mahmud Asrar

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ARTIST VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE

TOMORROW NEVER LEARNS FINALE!

• The Phoenix Corporation vs. the X-Men and their very future hangs in the balance!

• Jason Latour and Mahmud Asrar conclude chapter one of the smash hit of All New Marvel Now!

32 PGS./Rated T+$3.99

WOLVERINE BY JASON AARON: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL. 3 (TPB)

Writer: by JASON AARON

Pencils: ADAM KUBERT, RENATO GUEDES, JEFTE PALO & DANIEL ACUNA

Cover: JAE LEE

456 PGS./Parental Advisory/$34.99

He’s the best there is at what he does -- and Wolverine’s not so bad, either. Writer Jason Aaron’s (PUNISHERMAX, Scalped) acclaimed and character-defining Wolverine run continues in this third volume! Joined by some of comics’ top artists, Aaron tests Wolverine to his limits as the feral hero takes a lengthy trip through time with the ever-annoying Spider-Man! Then, a mysterious organization conspires to send Wolverine to Hell, where he encounters the souls of unexpected family and friends -- and battles the Devil! And the X-Men must help Wolverine regain control of his body from a horde of possessing demons! Plus: Wolverine’s girlfriend throws him a birthday party, but where is he? Guest-starring Mystique, Daimon Hellstrom, two Ghost Riders and a host of Marvel heroes! Collecting ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN & WOLVERINE #1-6, WOLVERINE (2010) #1-9 and #5.1, and material from WOLVERINE: ROAD TO HELL #1.

WOLVERINE: ORIGIN II (HC)

Writer: KIERON GILLEN

Pencils: ADAM KUBERT

Cover: ADAM KUBERT

128 PGS./Parental Advisory/$24.99

Trim size: oversized

A new chapter in the secret origin of one of Marvel’s most mysterious characters is revealed, by superstars Kieron Gillen (THOR) and Adam Kubert (AVX)! A few years after the events of ORIGIN finds James “Logan” Howlett running with the wolves, until something unexpected brings him back into the world of men! And when word of a clawed wild man reaches civilization, the hunt to capture him begins! James soon falls afoul of someone Sinister, who’s just discovering mutantkind — and the horrors he can visit on them. Escaping his captors and rediscovering his humanity, James and Clara are on the run — but can Sinister offer James something he can’t refuse? The mutant who will someday become Wolverine must choose: Is he man or is he beast? Plus: Discover the secret behind James’ greatest enemy, the man called Creed! Collecting ORIGIN II #1-5.

WOLVERINE VOL. 1: MORTAL (TPB)

Writer: PAUL CORNELL

Pencils: RYAN STEGMAN & GERARDO SANDOVAL

Cover: RYAN STEGMAN

160 PGS./Parental Advisory/$24.99

With his healing factor gone, Logan has something to prove. Before he can face Sabretooth again, he’ll need to build himself back up, get better and stronger than ever — but it’s not that easy anymore, and Wolverine will soon find himself turning to other means of revenge. What could make Logan turn his back on the Jean Grey School and his friends in the X-Men? Has he really joined a group of villains? Can Logan fight back his demons, or will his trip to the dark side become permanent? The weakened Wolverine battles assassins and goes undercover in Madripoor as his plan to stop Sabretooth takes shape — but others have designs on Sabretooth’s empire, as well. How are Pete Wisdom and MI13 involved? The answer will push the mortal Wolverine to his limits! Collecting WOLVERINE (2014) #1-7.

VALIANT COMICS

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #22

Written by FRED VAN LENTE

Art by PERE PEREZ

Cover A by SHAWN CRYSTAL

Cover B by MICHAEL WALSH

$3.99 | 32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale JULY 23

THE END IS NEAR!

Archer and Armstrong have survived their stay in the Hotel California, but now they are at the mercy of the Church of Retrology and the despicable Lizard King! What does this disgraced former rock star have in store for our dysfunctional duo, and what secret does he hold that has affected celebrities (both living and dead) for untold decades?

ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3)

Writer: JOE HARRIS

Art: TREVOR HAIRSINE

Chromium & Standard Edition Covers: PHILIP TAN*

Character Design Variant: CLAYTON CRAIN

Armor Hunters Variant: TREVOR HAIRSINE

CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99 | STANDARD EDITION: $3.99

32 pages, full color | T+ | On sale JULY 23

The hunters become the hunted!

With the major capitals of Earth under siege by the Armor Hunters, the world’s most dangerous weapon has decided to come in from the cold – and into the service of the top-secret Military Extraterrestrial Reconnaissance Outpost (M.E.R.O.)! But when one of the Armor Hunters’ own stages an extraterrestrial jailbreak inside of M.E.R.O.’s fortified command center, the nanite-enhanced commando known as Bloodshot will become the last thing standing between the galaxy’s most feared team of hunter-killers and a classified arsenal of secret weapons far too deadly for human hands!

*RETAILERS BE ADVISED: Due to the lead time needed to produce chromium, Armor Hunters Chromium Editions will be available in robust but limited quantities set prior to solicitation, and orders may be allocated.

Looks like good stuff!

OTHER PUBLISHERS

ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE #5 (HEROES CON EXCLUSIVE)

Publisher: BOOM! STUDIOS

Writer/Art: Natasha Allegri

Cover: Natasha Allegri, Andy Hirsch

Previously only available at HEROES CON, don't miss your chance to get this exclusive FIONNA AND CAKE #5 cover by the talented Andy Hirsch!

$9.99

ALICE IN THE COUNTRY OF CLOVER KNIGHTS: KNOWLEDGE VOL 1 (GN)

Publisher: SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC

Writer: Quinrose

Art/Cover: Sai Asai

The Knave of Hearts returns as the love interest in the New York Times-bestselling manga series. The Ace of Hearts, the Knight of Heart Castle, is Wonderland's resident bad boy and master swordsman. He may be dashing and handsome, but his love represents a danger the likes of which Alice has never seen. Can the cruel yet charming knight win Alice's heart?

Mature/$13.99

ALIEN LEGION UNCIVIL WAR #2

Publisher: TITAN COMICS

Writer: Chuck Dixon

Art/Cover: Carl Potts, Larry Stroman

Detailed with providing humanitatian support to refugees fleeing a civil war on the planet Harkilon, Force Nomad is hoping for a push-over peacekeeping milk. Instead, smugglers are using the refugees as cover and it only takes one itchy trigger-finger to turn a diplomatic mission into a SNAFU of galactic proportions!

$3.99

Wow, seeing Alien Legion almost makes me feel 25 again!

Almost.

AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #2

Publisher: BOOM! STUDIOS

Writer: Frank Gibson

Art: Tyson Hesse

Cover: Missy Pena, Zachary Sterling

Gumball and Darwin might have done of lot of things that could be considered immature and dangerous in the long years that they've been alive, but none of that even comes close to what they're about to do in this issue. May Anais have mercy on their souls...

$3.99

ARTEMIS FOWL: OPAL DECEPTION VOL 4 (GN)

Publisher: HYPERION BOOKS

Writers: Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin

Art/Cover: Paolo Lamanna, Giovanni Rigano

Artemis Fowl's greatest enemy, the evil pixie Opal Koboi, has escaped and she's out for revenge. Her plan to start a war between the humans and fairies is nearing completion and once again Artemis is caught in the crosshairs. Only this time he has no memory at all of his fairy friend, Captain Holly Short, or her world deep underground. To survive Opal's master plan, Artemis will have to reconnect with Holly and with his own memories. But will even Artemis's keen intellect be enough to outsmart this pixie villain, or has the boy genius finally met his match?

TPB $12.99, HC $21.99

BART SIMPSON COMICS #91

Publisher: BONGO COMICS

Writers: Ian Boothby, Terry Delegeane

Art: Rex Lindsey & Various

Cover: Jason Ho

One particular hot and boring summer day, Bart goes in search of adventure. Meanwhile, Radioactive Man crosses an entire universe to save Gloria Grand. Then, Grampa reminisces about a WWII air battle that is somewhat hindered and somehow helped by a little gremlin that looks an awful lot like Bart.

$2.99

BRAVEST WARRIORS #22

Publisher: BOOM! STUDIOS

Writer: Kate Leth

Art: Ian McGinty

Cover: Mike Bear, Sibylline Meynet

Featuring the debut of new writer Kate Leth (ADVENTURE TIME: SEEING RED), the Bravest Warriors know how to save the universe and they know how to save it good! But what happens when it's the universe's time to save them? It's going to be a crazy mission but maybe the universe is up to it, and if not, then hopefully Catbug will come up with something. Right?

$3.99

BUCK ROGERS IN 25TH CENTURY VOL 1: GRIEVOUS ANGELS (TPB)

Publisher: HERMES PRESS

Writer/Art/Cover: Howard Chaykin

Howard Chaykin's new ground-breaking, critically acclaimed revival of Buck Rogers is now available as a graphic novel which collects all four comics released in 2013 with tons of special bonus material: interviews, original artwork, script examples and pin-ups. Chaykin's tale of the new Buck Rogers, Grievous Angels, reintroduces one of science fiction's iconic creations!

Before Star Trek and Star Wars, Buck Rogers captivated audiences around the world and made science fiction a national obsession. Now, over 80 years after the creation of the newspaper strip that became a household word, Chaykin has returned the character and his universe back to basics: Buck Rogers, former World War I ace is accidentally suspended in time only to awaken to a new and different earth, 500 years in the future, fragmented by war and ruled by an omnipotent force- the Chinese. Now, Buck along with Colonel Wilma Deering, begin a new fight, to free the United States!

Includes all of Buck Rogers most famous characters: Wilma Deering, Ardala, Killer Kane, Dr. Huer, and Black Barney together with a host of new characters created for this incredible new Buck Rogers adventure.

$17.99

Is it weird that I have no interest in reading this until I finish reading all the classic comics-strip Buck Rogers? I know that's a not a prerequisite for the Chaykin story, but some sort of OCD in my brain says, "No, you have to read the originals first."

CAVEWOMAN JOURNEY #2

Publisher: AMRYL ENTERTAINMENT

Writer/Art: Rob Durham

Cover: Monte Moore

Variant: Budd Root

What better way to start off the second issue of Journey than with a fantastic cover by guest artist Monte Moore! Cavewoman is fully recovered from her fight with the black widow spiders and she and Klyde gradually renew their fragile friendship. Though her future with Klyde is uncertain, they will face the perils of their prehistoric jungle together. Meriem now must come to a decision and choose which direction her new journey will take them.

$3.99

COMICS SQUAD RECESS (GN)

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE BOOKS FOR YOUNG R

Writers: Jennifer Holm & Various

Art: Raina Telgemeier & Various

Wowza! Calling all kidz! Do you like comics? Do you like laughing till milk comes out of your nose?! Look no further, do we have the book for you! This all-star tribute to classic Sunday comics includes eight sidesplitting, action-packed stories about every kid's favorite subject - Recess! Comics Squad also features Pizza Monsters! Secret ninja clubs! Aliens! Talking desserts! Dinozilla! Death-defying escapes! Bad guys! Good guys! Medium guys! Superheroes! Bullies! Mean girls! Epic battles! True love! Outlandish schemes! Evil plans! Fun! Jokes! Terrible puns! And other surprises that will tickle your funny bone!

$7.99

DAMSELS IN EXCESS #1

Publisher: ASPEN MLT INC

Writer: Vince Hernandez

Art/Covers: Mirka Andolfo

Five realms. Five princesses. Zero men.

In the land of the Five Realms, the existence of men has long since been evaporated from the hearts and minds of women. Princess Bethany--ruler of Evanfar, the largest and most prominent kingdom, finds herself at the center of a vast conspiracy that could not only threaten her kingdom-but also her life! Journey to a place where magic is abundant, unicorns and ferrets can command armies, and five women struggle to find balance-and power--in an ever-changing fairy tale world!

$3.99

DOCTOR WHO 10TH #1

Publisher: TITAN COMICS

Writer: Nick Abadzis

Art: Elena Casagrande

Cover: Alice X Zhang

Blank Cover Variant

Variant: Elena Casagrande

Subscription Variant: Simon Fraser

The tenth Doctor is back, in an all-new ongoing series! New companion, new foes, unforgettable new horizons! Allons-y! The Eisner Award-winning Nick Abadzis and fan favorite Elena Casagrande take control of the TARDIS for the first five-issue arc with the tenth Doctor, portrayed by David Tennant! Gabriella Gonzalez is stuck in a dead-end job in her family's New York laundrette, dreaming of college and bigger, better, and brighter things. So when a strange man with an even stranger big blue box barges into her life on the eve of the Day of the Dead celebrations, talking about an infestation of psychic aliens, she seizes her chance for adventure with both hands. After Donna's tragic exit, the Doctor thought he was done with companions. But Gabby Gonzalez is going to prove him wrong - if she survives the night!

$3.99

DREDD ILLUSTRATED MOVIE SCRIPT & VISUALS (GN)

Publisher: REBELLION / 2000AD

Writer: Alex Garland

Art/Cover: Jock

Fans of Karl Urban's Dredd will go behind the scenes with this pre-production screenplay, complete graphic novel adaptation, and concept visuals. The volume includes an introduction and notes from Jock and an exclusive introduction from screenwriter Alex Garland: "Part of [Jock's] huge contribution was a full-length comic book version of the script, that we distributed to everyone from financiers to crew. His paintings and sketches were one of the quickest and most effective way of conveying the look and tone of the project. When - a very long time later - the picture was locked, I could see his input had pervaded the film at all levels."

Mature/$35.00

EMPTY MAN #1 (2ND PTG)

Publisher: BOOM! STUDIOS

Writer: Cullen Bunn

Art: Vanesa Del

Cover: Scott Newman

From BOOM! Entertainment.

WHY WE 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.

Scheduled to ship 07/23/14. (6679)

$3.99

EVIL EMPIRE #1 (ECCC EXC)

Publisher: BOOM! STUDIOS

Writer: Max Bemis

Art: Ransom Getty

Cover: Tyler Crook

Previously only available at Emerald City Comicon 2014, don't miss your chance to get this exclusive variant cover to EVIL EMPIRE #1 by Tyler Crook!

Mature/$9.99

FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES VOL 5 (TPB)

Publisher: BOOM! STUDIOS

Writer: Shane Houghton

Art: Jerry Gaylord, Bryan Turner

Cover: Jerry Gaylord

Welcome to "4 Stories of the Apocalypse," a series of four standalone tales featuring fan-favorite characters from the FvZ Universe. This volume includes the phantasmic Drake Masterson teaming up with original Wrecking Crew member J-Mac (or what's left of him, anyway) to figure out what "unfinished business" is keeping him on the Earthly plane; the sadistic Gunther escaping into a copy of Kurt Kiel's SURVIVAL OF THE DAMNED as he hides for his life in an abandoned Creepy-Con comic shop; the untold story of Felix and Chato, the Mexican brothers who helped Rob and Burger return to San Diego; and a very special alternate reality clash of the titans: the Wrecking Crew vs. Team FvZ!

$14.99

GERONIMO STILTON VOS 10-12 (HC BOX SET)

Publisher: PAPERCUTZ

Writer/Art/Cover: Geronimo Stilton

In this new Geronimo Stilton boxed collection of three graphic novels, with over 150 pages of full-color comics, fans will cheer during the first Olympics, see the Eiffel Tower, and learn about Edo Japan!

$29.99

GRIMM FAIRY TALES: GODSTORM -- HERCULES PAYNE #4

Publisher: ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC

Writers: Patrick Shand, Chuck Brown

Art: AC Osorio

Cover A: Paolo Pantalena

Cover B: Eric J

Cover C: Alfredo Reyes

Cover D: AC Osorio

Now armed with the power of the gods, Andre Payne sets out on a mission of redemption. But will his quest to do good in a city that wants him dead help redeem him, or get him in a deeper mess? Gangsters and gods collide in this climatic issue of Hercules!

$3.99

GRIMM FAIRY TALES: HELSING #4

Publisher: ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC

Writer: Patrick Shand

Art: Tony Brescini

Cover A: Mike S. Miller

Cover B: Johnny Desjardins

Cover C: Jamie Tyndall

After being led on a cross-continental journal by her father's oldest foe, Helsing has reached her destination... Transylvania. However, the horrors of what waits for her are far deeper than she can possibly imagine. Nothing is what it seems and, when all is revealed, Helsing's life will be changed forever.

$3.99

GRIMM FAIRY TALES: WONDERLAND #25

Publisher: ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC

Writer: Eric M Esquivel

Art: JG Miranda

Cover A: Artgerm

Cover B: Joe Benitez

Cover C: Sean Chen

Cover D: Nei Ruffino

Cover E: Daniel Leister

Calie and Violet have been fleeing from Wonderland for their entire lives... until now. In this double-sized, anniversary issue of Wonderland, the Liddle women wage war on Wonderland and the villainous Queen of Spades. When the dust is settled, there will be a new ruler of Wonderland... but will it be someone who has Calie's best interest at heart, or will an evil even worse than the Jabberwocky rise to power?

Mature/$5.99

GRIMM FAIRY TALES: WONDERLAND OMNIBUS (TPB)

Publisher: ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC

Writer: Ralph Tedesco & Various

Art: Daniel Leister

Travel down the rabbit hole with Zenescope Entertainment, the company that brought you Grimm Fairy Tales!

In this deluxe, oversized omnibus, experience the beginning of Zenescope's most popular series: Wonderland! Alice Liddle is no longer the little girl you once knew. Years have passed since her trip down the rabbit hole into Wonderland, and she is now a grown woman with a husband and children. However, all is not right with Alice. When her daughter, Carroll Ann, is brought into the nightmarish realm of Wonderland, a whole new world of horrors opens for the Liddle family.

The adventures of Alice were only the beginning. You've never seen Wonderland quite like this!

Collects Return to Wonderland, Beyond Wonderland, Escape from Wonderland and Tales from Wonderland volumes 1-3.

$69.99

IN CLOTHES CALLED FAT (GN)

Publisher: VERTICAL INC

Writer/Art/Cover: Moyoco Anno

From the pen of Moyoco Anno comes a stunning tale of self-image and self-loathing. In the vein of the hit series Girls, In Clothes Called Fat details the lives of young women earnestly revealing the struggles women may have with their bodies and sexuality. Noko appears to be living a great life, she's got a good job and a loving boyfriend, but beneath a thin veneer is a young woman who is struggling with her self-image and self-confidence as she fights to keep her weight down. To Noko, being 5 pounds overweight means being miles away from happiness in her love life and in her workplace.

$16.95

LENORE VOLUME II #10

Publisher: TITAN COMICS

Writer/Art/Cover: Roman Dirge

It's the beginning of the end for some unlucky inhabitant of the world of Lenore! The fight that's been building for over a year is finally here and the sleepy town of Nevermore will never more be the same! (Did you see what we did there?) Yes, Round One of what's being billed as the battle of the century, well at least in this office anyway, is about to kick off and it's going to get pretty ugly, pretty darn quickly!

$3.99

I've been enjoying Lenore in GN form. It's black humor, but not as black as, say, Addams Family (the comic strip, not the TV show or movies). Dark gray humor, maybe, leavened by a playful sense of absurdity.

LETTER 44 #8

Publisher: ONI PRESS INC.

Writer: Charles Soule

Art/Cover: Alberto Alburquerque

Six months into the presidency, President Blades has deployed sci-fi superweapons to end wars in the Middle East, opening him to attacks from all sides, including a Congressman once romantically linked with the First Lady. Meanwhile, in space, as construction on the alien Chandelier is finally completed, the crew of the Clarke will truly understand what they're facing.

$3.99

LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN III: CENTURY (COMPLETE EDITION HC)

Publisher: TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS

Co-Publishers: TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS, KNOCKABOUT COMICS

Writer: ALAN MOORE

Art: KEVIN O'NEILL

256-page full-color hardcover with dust jacket

6 5/8" x 10 3/8"

Mature/$29.95 (U.S.)

The nineteenth century, expiring with a flourish of Moriarty and Martians, has left the division of Military Intelligence commanded by Mina Murray in a state of disrepair. While she and her lover Allan Quatermain have achieved a measure of eternal youth, recruiting new talents such as the trans-gendered immortal Orlando, the ghost-finder Thomas Carnacki and the gentleman thief A.J. Raffles to replace their deceased or missing colleagues.

Now it is the early years of a new and unfamiliar century, and forces are emerging that appear to promise ruin for the Murray group, the nation and indeed the world, even were it to take a hundred years for this apocalyptic threat to come to its disastrous fruition. From the occult parlours and crime-haunted wharfs of 1910, through the criminal, mystical and psychedelic underworlds of 1969 to the financially and culturally desolated streets of 2009, the disintegrating remnants of Miss Murray and her League must combat not only the hidden hand of their undying adversary, but also the ethical and psychological collapse accompanying this new era. And a lot of things can happen in a Century.

This 256-page hardcover will collect all three installments of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. III: Century. Spanning the League's adventures in 1910, 1969 and 2009, this metafictional epic sees Mina Murray and her dwindling allies race across time to prevent an apocalyptic conspiracy, while the world they once knew crumbles around them. Woven throughout, of course, are countless colorful characters from 100 years of British popular culture, from Marxist opera to reality television, pulp fiction to experimental film, and even a touch of rock 'n' roll.

Discover the saga CBR called "arguably one of the greatest comics of all time"!

Mature/$29.95

I've waited a long time for this!

MIDAS FLESH #8

Publisher: BOOM! STUDIOS

Writer: Ryan North

Art: Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb

Cover: John Keogh

Ladies and gentlemen, the end is nigh... of THE MIDAS FLESH, that is. Our crew has done everything in their power to stop the universe from ending from the Midas curse, but were their efforts enough? Tune in for this finale that's so crazy, you wouldn't believe us if we spoiled it for you right now.

$3.99

MONOMYTH #1

Publisher: OSSM COMICS

What if Michael fell and Lucifer prevented Adam & Eve from eating the apple? Free of sin, the people of Eden live in harmony - until Enoch's born. Rebellious, angry, and a natural fighter, Enoch might be just what Eden needs to protect them as Michael's army returns to annihilate the world.

$3.99

MORELLA PRESENTS VEROTIKA RETURNS SPECIAL #2

Publisher: VEROTIK

Writer/Art: Glenn Danzig, Various

Cover: Dorian Cleavenger

The stunning "Return of Verotika" continues as the "original" erotic-horror anthology is presented by Satanika Villainess "Morella." First up is the Morella tale "Demoni Venganza" by Glenn Danzig and Rafa Garres. Next us, Danzig and Simon Bisley introduce an all-new Verotik character in the foreboding gothic masterpiece, "Pumk'yl."

Mature/$4.95

ORDINARY #3

Publisher: TITAN COMICS

Writer: Rob Williams

Art/Cover: D'Israeli

Michael Fisher, the most ordinary man alive, has made it into Manhattan, hoping to rescue his estranged son, Josh, from the creature trapping him in his school. Meanwhile, the Vice-President has effectively staged a coup, taking command of a country braced for super-powered war. And he will go to any lengths to prevent Dr. Tara McDonald from finding a cure to the super-powers plague!

$3.99

PEANUTS VOL 2 #20

Publisher: BOOM! STUDIOS

Writer/Art: Charles M. Schulz & Various

Cover: Charles M. Schulz

After Peppermint Patty throws a foul ball off of Charlie Brown's head, Lucy decides there is only one course of action to take: It's time to sue, Charlie Brown! "Legal Beagle" and many more fun adventures can be found in this month's all new adventures of PEANUTS.

$3.99

SHADOW HERO (GN)

Publisher: :01 FIRST SECOND

Writer: Gene Luen Yang

Art/Cover: Sonny Liew

In the comics boom of the 1940s, a legend was born: the Green Turtle. He solved crimes and fought injustice just like the other comics characters. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity; the Green Turtle was the first Asian American super hero. The comic had a short run before lapsing into obscurity, but the acclaimed author of American Born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang, has finally revived this character in Shadow Hero, a new graphic novel that creates an origin story for the Green Turtle.

$17.99

The moderator on the Institute for Comic Studies facebook page posted a link to a story whose headline read "Was the Green Turtle the First Asian-Amerivan Superhero?"

Rest assured that I (and another comics fan) quickly demolished that silly idea. Kato, Wing, The Chinatown Kid, Fu Chang, Trajak -- they all preceded Green Turtle in comics.

SMILE (SC NEW PTG)

Publisher: GRAPHIX

Writer/Art/Cover: Raina Telgemeier

Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth, and what follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. This coming-of-age true story is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever been in middle school.

$10.99

SPECIAL EXITS (GN)

Publisher: FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS

Writer/Art/Cover: Joyce Farmer

THE ACCLAIMED GRAPHIC NOVEL, BACK IN PRINT!

In the vein of Alison Bechdel or Harvey Pekar, Joyce Farmer's memoir chronicles the decline of the author's parents' health, their relationship with one another and with their daughter, and how they cope with the day-to-day emotional fragility of the most taxing time of their lives. Set in southern Los Angeles (which makes for a terrifying sequence as blind Rachel and ailing Lars are trapped in their home without power during the 1992 Rodney King riots), Farmer details the slow, inexorable decline in Lars's and Rachel's health, and perfectly captures the timbre of the exchanges between a long-married couple: the affectionate bickering; their gallows humor; their querulousness as their bodies break down.

HEART OF JULIET JONES VOL 2 (TPB)

Publisher: CLASSIC COMICS PRESS

Writer: Elliot Caplin

Art/Cover: Stan Drake

This second volume in the series reprinting the complete run of Stan Drake's classic American comic strip The Heart of Juliet Jones, reprints dailies from August 15, 1955 to November 30, 1957, with an introduction by American Flagg creator Howard Chaykin.

$24.95

HEART JULIET OF JONES VOL 3 (TPB)

Publisher: CLASSIC COMICS PRESS

Writer: Elliot Caplin

Art/Cover: Stan Drake

Presenting the third volume in the complete run of Stan Drake's classic American comic strip The Heart of Juliet Jones, written by Elliot Caplan. This volume features dailies from December 2, 1957 through January 23, 1960, with an introduction by comic book artist Bill Sienkiewicz (New Mutants).

$24.95

STEED & MRS PEEL NEEDED #1

Publisher: BOOM! STUDIOS

Writer: Ian Edginton

Art: Marco Cosentino

Cover: Stacey Lee

WHY WE LOVE IT: Here at BOOM! we love our pop culture history and STEED AND MRS. PEEL, the original Avengers, are a cornerstone of the foundation of modern spy fiction. We're honored to contribute to a legacy that spans over 50 years! This time, Ian Edginton (HINTERKIND, LEVIATHAN) joins us as our first English writer on the series for epic Spy-Fi action.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: The classic Avengers television show was one of the first British television shows to cross the Atlantic in the mid-1960s. John Steed and Emma Peel were instrumental in forming our view of smart, stylish spy heroes and Edginton will take them on their strangest, most psychedelic adventure yet.

WHAT'S IT ABOUT: When an old associate of John Steed is killed, a grand conspiracy is suspected. This will take Steed and Peel to a strange village, where one of the spies finds themself a prisoner.

$3.99

STREET ANGEL (HC)

Publisher: ADHOUSE BOOKS

Writer: Brian Maruca, Jim Rugg

Art/Cover: Jim Rugg

There's a new orphan in town. Homeless teenager Jesse "Street Angel" Sanchez cuts school and uses her skateboard and kung-fu action to fight ninja gangbangers, mad scientists, cops, time-traveling pirates, J-horror clichés, an evil version of her future self, ancient gods, rednecks, hunger, and much more. ... Funny, violent, irreverent - everything you love in comic books (except sex). The creators of Afrodisiac present the Princess of Poverty - Street Angel! Note: Previously offered in PREVIEWS Plus #1120.

$19.95

THROUGH THE WOODS (GN)

Publisher: MARGARET K McELDERRY BOOKS

Journey through the woods in this sinister, compellingly spooky collection that features four brand-new stories and one phenomenally popular tale in print for the first time. These are fairy tales gone seriously wrong, where you can travel to "Our Neighbor's House" - though coming back might be a problem. Or find yourself a young bride in a house that holds a terrible secret in "A Lady's Hands Are Cold." You might try to figure out what is haunting "My Friend Janna," or discover that your brother's fiancée may not be what she seems in "The Nesting Place." And of course you must revisit the horror of "His Face All Red," the breakout webcomic hit that has been gorgeously translated to the printed page.

TPB $14.99, HC $21.99

TUKI: SAVE THE HUMANS #1

Publisher: CARTOON BOOKS

Writer/Art: Jeff Smith

Cover: Tom Gaadt

Jeff Smith returns to humor and adventure with the first issue of Tuki, a new series about a stone age wanderer who just wants to be left alone as he attempts to escape the the dangers of the ancient savannas, and be the first human being to leave Africa. Nearly two million years ago, a great ice age gripped the earth, trapping all moisture in the polar ice caps, causing drought and upheaval in the rest of the world. Vast tropical jungles gave way to dusty grasslands, and all living creatures struggled to survive, including the many species of hominids. To avoid extinction, something had to be done. This is the story of Tuki, the first human to leave Africa.

$3.99

VICTORIAN SECRET: MIDWINTER SPECIAL (ONE-SHOT)

Publisher: ANTARCTIC PRESS

Writer/Art/Cover: Various

The cold winds blow through the Victorian city streets and the hinterlands alike, but our saucy steampunk sweethearts will keep your gears running warm!

$3.99

WORLD WAR BLUE VOL 6 (GN)

Publisher: SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC

Writer: Anastasia Shestakova

Art/Cover: Crimson

For fans of Hetalia comes a video game parody like no other! In the continent of Consume, an endless war rages between bitter rivals: the Segua Kingdom vs. the Ninteldo Empire. Upon his dinosaur steed, the stern Emperor Marcus has led the Ninteldo Empire to near-victory. Now, with the majority of Consume under its control, Ninteldo has Segua up against the ropes. Enter a fleetfooted lad named Gear, who seeks vengenance against Ninteldo for his brother's death. After joining Segua's Army, Gear is enlisted in the Special Forces, due to his amazing speed. Yet the inexperienced, hasty youth may not be ready for the realities of war - or he might just become the Segua Empire's last and greatest hope.

$12.99

Every time I see the title to this book, I get the Badfinger song "Baby Blue" stuck in my head!

Looks like just Batman '66 #13 for me.

Find out what really happened the day Captain America's frozen body was found? I have a reprint of Avengers#4. That's what really happened. Isn't it enough to louse up their comics now, do they have to go back and throw dirt on what Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko and the rest did fifty years ago?
Sadly looking through this the best thing seems to be The Heart of Juliet Jones, and I don't even like romance comics.

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #6 REG FRANCAVILLA CVR I love this comic. This is the most awesome thing Archie has done in the past ten years.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 SIN I remember the first issue of this coming out at the first of April. It's weird that this feels like such a slow burn.
BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE HC VOL 04 For sure an Amazon or Instock Trades order.
GOON OCCASION OF REVENGE #1 (OF 4) Ooh, first the Jack Davis issue, then this? What a summer for The Goon...
LIFE WITH ARCHIE COMIC #37 CLIFF CHIANG CVR Well, I'm hoping for the Cliff Chiang cover. If not, I'll "settle" for the Walt Simonson one...
MIGHTY AVENGERS #12 SIN Favorite new series of the past year. My sure contender for "Underrated Title" of 2014 for the Cappies.
STORM #1 ANMN
SUPERMAN #33 Woot! Loved the first issue of John's and Romita Jr.'s run; can't wait for the second one.
TREES #3 (MR)
WONDER WOMAN #33 Yeah! Reading this book until the creative team's run.

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