THIS WEEK'S COMICS

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BEST BETS

For more information on Best Bets titles, consult the Guide below. Titles are grouped by publisher: Action Lab, Archie, Dark Horse, DC Comics, Dynamite, IDW, Image, Marvel, Valiant and a catch-all Other Publishers.

ALICE COOPER #1 ($3.99, Dynamite): It turns out that when Alice Cooper says "Welcome to my nightmare," he was being literal! This new ongoing series has Al doing a Sandman turn as the master of dreams, which fits his on-stage persona rather well.

THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5, $4.99, Valiant): Shan Fong, America's foremost paranormal investigator, can contact any dead person's spirit -- except that of her deceased husband, Hwen. This re-imagining of the 1990s Dr. Mirage title is almost a 180-degree turn -- and promises to be fascinating.

DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 (of 4, $4.99, Marvel): Marvel Comics has been building up to the "death of Wolverine" for months, and now they're finally pulling the trigger (so to speak) with this four-issue, weekly miniseries. It kicks off with this 48-pager, complete with multiple variant covers, including one with metal foil, and comes out weekly through September. Of course, nobody expects Wolverine to stay dead, but as they say, it's the journey, not the (final) destination.

EX-CON #1 ($2.99, Dynamite): Part of Dynamite's effort at giving fan-favorite writers a forum, Ex-Con is a gritty crime drama by Duane Sweirczynski. It stars a modern-day con man in over his head, ands seems to be shooting for a Parker-like vibe.

FUTURE'S END (DC Comics): This month DC ties all its ongoing "New 52" titles into the 11-month, weekly Future's End series due to run until March 2015, with 43 books set five years into a possible future where a time-traveling Batman Beyond is trying to stop the genocide of mankind at the hands of the artificial intelligence Brother Eye. Each of the "Future's End" books comes with a regular cover at $2.99, and a 3-D lenticular cover at $3.99. Check out the DC section for this week's "Future's End" books, which include Action, Aquaman, Batwing, Detective, Earth 2, Grayson, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Swamp Thing and Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger.

HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL #0 (of 4, $4.99): Despite the title, these two characters will compete for the five issues of this miniseries, not necessarily fight each other. And given that both are given to light-hearted stories, there will probably be lots of yuks.

KICK-ASS 3 (premiere HC, $24.99, Marvel): This hardcover collects the third Kick-Ass series (the one not yet made into a movie) that is apparently the grand finale.

MARVEL FAMOUS FIRSTS: 75TH ANNIVERSARY MASTERWORKS SLIPCASE SET ($500, Marvel): Yes, that is a whopper of a price tag. But it's also a whopper of a set: 11 hardback Marvel Masterworks, consisting of the first volumes of Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers, Captain America, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, Fantastic Four, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and X-Men, plus a complete collection of the 13-issue humor title Not Brand Echhh. Most comics fans own or have read all these stories, but if you haven't, or simply want all these seminal tales in one place, this is a great starting point. 

THE MERCENARY SEA VOL 1 ($9.99, Image): Old school adventure, as soldier-of-fortune types look for treasure in the many unexplored parts of the world in 1938 in a captured German U-boat.

THE NAMES #1 ($2.99, DC/Vertigo): A new crime noir title from DC's mature-readers line, Names features a rich, beautiful trophy wife immersing herself in the upper-crusty world of the 1% to find her husband's killers and take revenge.

ORIGINAL SIN #8 (of 8, $4.99): The climax of Marvel's big summer crossover, which revealed hidden secrets of many of Marvel's biggest characters. This issue reveals The Watcher's murderer's end game -- what he's been after, and why.

REVENGE: THE SECRET ORIGIN OF EMILY THORNE (premiere HC, $24.99, Marvel): An original graphic novel reveals some of the back story of the main character in ABC's aptly named revenge drama Revenge.

ACTION LAB

BO, PLUSHY GANGSTA: KINGDOM OF BO (TPB)

Writer/Art/Cover: PAVEL BALABANOV

128 Pgs./ Mature Readers / FC / $14.99

Are the legends of Bo, the “teddy bear” gangsta, true? And, did we just say teddy bear gangsta?! You’re about to find out -- when the soul of Gardia City’s toughest gangsta gets imbued in a plushy bear by a voodoo priestess. It’s Scarface meets Ted in this over-the-top video game style urban epic. Collects Bo Plushy Gangsta # 1-4.

SKYWARD VOL 3: BATTLE AT THREE RIVERS (TPB)

Publisher: ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT

Writer/Art/Cover: JEREMY DALE

96 pgs / ALL AGES / FC / $8.99

At last, war! Herod's army has reached Three Rivers and its only hope is our small band of heroes. Also: the biggest revelation in the series history! Oh boy, it's a big one! Continuing the fantastic storybook adventure from Jeremy Dale (G.I. Joe, Marvel Kapow!), following the thrilling tale of Quinn and his dog, Jack, finding a new life amidst the invasion of his homeland. Collects Skyward #7-9!

ARCHIE COMICS

B&V FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #240

Script: BARBARA SLATE

Art: JEFF SHULTZ, AL MILGROM, JACK MORELLI, BARRY GROSSMAN

Cover: BILL GALVAN, BOB SMITH, TITO PENA

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

When Veronica receives a highly coveted society invite to a celebrity party, she’s delighted – and busy! She has an outfit to arrange, paparazzi to prepare for, and Betty to gloat in front of. Little does she know, she’s not the only Riverdale resident on the list – and won’t she be in for a surprise when she finds out how Jughead Jones got an invite to one of the most exclusive parties of the year!  Find out what she does in “The List!”, the lead story in this celebratory Comics Digest! (Formerly B&V Friends Double Digest.)

DARK HORSE

#1 for $1: GHOST #1

Writers: KELLY SUE DECONNICK, CHRISTOPHER SEBELA

Art: RYAN SOOK

Cover:TERRY DODSON

FC, 32 pages, $1.00

One-shot

Ghost, the hero trapped between two worlds, fights to protect Chicago from extradimensional demons disguised as humans. When a familiar stranger destroys an el train, Ghost makes a deal with a devil for the chance to uncover her own mysterious past. The perfect issue to join this action-packed superhero title!

Look for the Ghost Volume 2 collection on sale September 10, 2014

Ghost #1 is a very, very pretty comic book.” -- IGN

It certainly has pretty covers!

ALLEY OOP VOL 2 (HC)

Writer/Art/Cover: V. T. HAMLIN

FC, 128 pages, $75.00

HC, 12” x 16”

Presenting the second in a series that collects, in chronological order, all the full color Sunday pages of the classic newspaper strip! Go back in time to the prehistoric kingdom of Moo, and follow the strange, hilarious and outlandish Stone Age antics of V. T. Hamlin’s intrepid caveman, Alley Oop! This oversized volume collects every "Alley Oop" Sunday strip from 1936 through 1938!

• After over ninety years, Alley Oop is still in publication!

• The strip has been commemorated in a hit song, a comics award statue, and a U.S. postage stamp!

ANGEL & FAITH SEASON 10 #6

Writer: VICTOR GISCHLER

Pencils/Variant: WILL CONRAD

Colors: MICHELLE MADSEN

Cover: SCOTT FISCHER

On sale Sept 3

FC, 32 pages, $3.50

Ongoing

New Players, New Rules, New Season!

Faith’s next mission for Deepscan is one she can’t resist -- tracking the missing Riley Finn in South America. The girl has got some residual guilt over that military demon hunter. ... Meanwhile, in London’s Magic Town, Angel is confronted by yet another old frenemy.

“Gischler and Conrad make a fine addition to this team and I’ll eagerly be awaiting each issue that comes out.” -- SciFiPulse

“Highly recommended.” -- Unleash the Fanboy

AW YEAH COMICS! ™ AND … ACTION! (TPB)

Writer/Art: ART BALTAZAR, FRANCO

Cover: ART BALTAZAR

FC, 152 pages, $12.99

TPB, 7” x 10”

AW YEAH COMICS!!! It’s FINALLY here!

It’s up to Action Cat and Adventure Bug to stop the bad guys! Follow these amazing superheroes created by Art Baltazar and Franco in this EPIC ALL-AGES comic extravaganza!!! With BONUS stories from the AW YEAH BULLPEN ... Scoot McMahon, Denver Brubaker, Alejandro Rosado, and Kurt Wood! Collects issues #1–4.

• ALL collected for the first time in this handsome Dark Horse trade paperback!

• An epic all-ages extravaganza!

• From Itty Bitty Hellboy creators Art Baltazar and Franco!

• The kickstarter blockbuster offered at last!

CONCRETE PARK: R-E-S-P-E-C-T #1 (of 5)

Writers: ERIKA ALEXANDER, TONY PURYEAR

Art/Cover: TONY PURYEAR

FC, 32 pages, $3.99

Miniseries

A Best American Comics 2013 selection!

A troubled young outcast from Earth awakens on a distant desert planet that’s gripped by gang war. Will the exiles of Scare City destroy each other or create something surprising, beautiful, and new? Concrete Park returns with volume 2’s R-E-S-P-E-C-T arc -- a sexy sci-fi saga by Tony Puryear (Eraser) and Erika Alexander!

Blockbuster screenwriter Tony Puryear co-writes and draws!

“The swagger of the characters and their surroundings just burst off of the page.” -- Read about Comics

“Every time I think I know what is going on in Concrete Park, [it] throws me for a loop. I have to read more.” -- Comics Bulletin

She's either making gang signs or telling a story about the one that got away.

FEAR AGENT VOL 6: OUT OF STEP (2ND ED TPB)

Writer: RICK REMENDER

Pencils: TONY MOORE, MIKE HAWTHORNE

Cover: TONY MOORE

Inks: JOHN LUCAS

Colors: LEE LOUGHRIDGE

FC, 144 pages, $16.99

TPB, 7” x 10”

THE LAST FEAR AGENT’S FINAL ADVENTURE!

The final tale of the last Fear Agent! Heath Huston is the only remaining human in a universe that has been totally amalgamated by Tetaldian robotic conquerors. Presented with one final opportunity to set things right, can Heath give the bastards a little back? Collects issues #28-32.

• Heath blazes into a spectacular and moving finale!

• From Rick Remender (Captain America) and Tony Moore (The Walking Dead)!

FINDER: THIRD WORLD (TPB)

Writer/Art/Cover: CARLA SPEED MCNEIL

Colors: JENN MANLEY LEE, BULL MUDRON

FC, 184 pages, $19.99

TPB, 6” x 9”

Eisner Award winner!

There hasn’t been a single place that Jaeger couldn’t infiltrate, escape or loot -- until now! Award-winning creator Carla Speed McNeil and colorists Jenn Manley Lee and Bill Mudron create the very first full-color Finder graphic novel. Serialized in the pages of Dark Horse Presents, Finder: Third World now includes seventeen extra story pages and extensive annotations by McNeil!

The first Finder graphic novel in full color!

“You’ll be addicted in no time.” -- Jeff Smith (Bone)

FURIOUS VOL 1: FALLEN STAR (TPB)

Writer: BRYAN J. L. GLASS

Art/Colors/Cover: VICTOR SANTOS

FC, 144 pages, $17.99

TPB, 7” x 10”

The creative team of Mice Templar!

Staring into a fractured mirror of her life, the world’s first superhero, Furious, seeks to atone for her past sins by doling out rage-fueled justice! But the spotlight of our celebrity-obsessed media threatens to undo her noblest efforts and expose her true identity before she can achieve redemption. Collects Furious #1-5 and an eight-page short story from Dark Horse Presents #31.

“Glass and Santos’ creation is very much a superhero for our time.” -- Comic Book Resources

“A visual treat ... filled to the brim with awesome artwork.” -- IGN

GRENDEL VS. THE SHADOW #1 (of 3)

Writer/Art/Cover: MATT WAGNER

Colors: BRENNAN WAGNER

FC, 48 pages, $5.99

Miniseries

Sparks fly and bullets blaze when the original Grendel, Hunter Rose, is transported to 1930s New York and faces off with the original dark-night avenger, the Shadow! Two pulp-noir icons go head to head in this three-issue prestige-format series written and drawn by legendary Grendel creator Matt Wagner.

• A great starting point for new Grendel and The Shadow readers!

• Matt Wagner continues his fan-favorite character -- Grendel!

In any kind of honest story, The Shadow would take care of Grendel by page three. But since the writer is the creator of Grendel, he's not going to let his baby be spanked the way he ought to be! So I'll pass.

JAYBIRD (HC)

Writer: JAAKO AHONEN

Art/Cover: LAURI AHONEN

FC, 128 pages, $19.99

HC, 8 1/2” x 11 3/4”

Charming, dark and unforgettable

Disney meets Kafka in this beautiful, intense, original tale! Jaybird is the story of a very small and very scared little bird, who lives a lonely, isolated life in a great big house with his infirm mother. Curious but terrified of the world outside, he’s never been outside the house, and he will never leave if his mother has anything to say about it. 

Gorgeously painted, humorously melancholy modern fable for adults.

THE LEGEND OF KORRA: THE ART OF THE ANIMATED SERIES BOOK TWO – SPIRITS (HC)

Writers: MICHAEL DANTE DIMARTINO, BRYAN KONIETZKO, JOAQUIM DOS SANTOS

Cover: BRYAN KONIETZKO

FC, 184 pages, $34.99

HC, 9” x 12”

This handsome hardcover gives you an in-depth look at the creative team behind the vibrant and richly detailed world of Korra. Discover never-before-seen artwork created during development of Book Two: Spirits. With detailed commentary throughout, this is an intimate look inside the creative process that brought the mystical world of bending and a new generation of heroes to life!

• Commentary by creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko!

• Follow-up to smash-hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender!

• Never-before-seen artwork!

“Gorgeous.” -- Kotaku

MICHAEL AVON OEMING'S THE VICTORIES #15

Writer/Art/Cover: MICHAEL AVON OEMING

Colors: NICK FILARDI

FC, 32 pages, $3.99

The must-read final issue!!!

Faustus’s journey comes to a close as he rises to Ascension! Will his dark past be the end of humanity? The future of mankind is at stake!

The conclusion of The Victories!

NEW LONE WOLF AND CUB VOL 2 (TPB)

Writer: KAZUO KOIKE

Art/Cover: HIDEKI MORI

B&W, 208 pages, $13.99

TPB, 5” x 7 1/8”

THE SEQUEL TO LONE WOLF AND CUB!

In Kazuo Koike’s Lone Wolf and Cub sequel, Daigoro, son of the slain “Lone Wolf,” accompanies warrior Togo Shigekata on the road to Satsuma. But the secret message Togo carries is a fraud, and enemies have aligned to ensure the message’s delivery ... and the death of Daigoro!

• Over one million copies sold of the Dark Horse Lone Wolf and Cub editions.

• Lone Wolf and Cub omnibus program collects the entire original series in value-priced editions.

• Uncut and in authentic right-to-left format.

PARIAH VOL 2 (TPB)

Writers: ARON WARNER, PHILIP GELAATT

Art/Cover: BRETT WELDELE

FC, 104 pages, $14.99

TPB, 7” x 10”

With an entire space station at their disposal, the Vitros (genetically enhanced genius teenagers) have to fight for survival against an increasingly aggressive Earth. Collects Pariah #1-4.

“It’s a story of exceptional people being pushed to their limits, and being forced to do things they wouldn’t otherwise do.” -- We the Nerdy

“An incredibly strong start to what should be a great new series.” -- All Comic 

TERMINATOR: ENEMY OF MY ENEMY #5 (of 6)

Writer: DAN JOLLEY

Pencils/Cover: JAMAL IGLE

Inks: RAY SNYDER

Colors: WES DZIOBA

FC, 32 pages, $3.99

Miniseries

Deliberately walking into a trap to save the life of scientist Elise Fong, ex-CIA operative Farrow Greene finds herself surrounded by metal monstrosities, as she contends with not only the T-800 but a host of other robot enemies reverse engineered by mercenaries!

Superstar artist Jamal Igle (Supergirl)!

"A great start to what should be a stellar mini-series that comes recommended." -- Unleash the Fanboy

"This one offers adventure and tension, same as the original movie, but throws in a noteworthy mystery." -- Comic Book Resources

"Jamal Igle's art is solid, offering a look similar to that seen in The Final Battle currently. The action is clean and the characters are expressive." -- IGN

USAGI YOYIMBO: SENSO #2 (of 6)

Writer/Art/Cover: STAN SAKAI

Cover colors: TOM LUTH

B&W, 24 pages, $3.99

Miniseries

USAGI vs. ALIENS?!

The sudden crash landing of a rocket from the heavens has shattered the warring armies of Lords Noriyuki and Hikiji. His forces all but annihilated, Hikiji himself is taken -- and when the ninja Chizu goes to investigate, she encounters bizarre beings constructing fearsome machines. Will the remaining samurai be enough to overcome the aliens’ unbelievably destructive weaponry?

From multiple Eisner Award–winning creator Stan Sakai!

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DC COMICS

ACTION COMICS: FUTURE'S END #1

Writer: SHOLLY FISCH

Art: PASCAL ALIXE

Cover: LEE WEEKS

32 pg, FC • RATED T

3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US

2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US

With the Man of Steel missing, ordinary people around the world start to mysteriously exhibit his strengths and abilities …

I hope you guys can see these gifs representing the "3-D Motion" effect. They're kinda ... hypnotic.

AQUAMAN: FUTURE’S END #1

Writer: DAN JURGENS

Art: ALVARO MARTINEZ, RAUL FERNANDEZ

Cover: YVEL GUICHET

32 pg, FC • RATED T

3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US

2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US

Mera has claimed the throne of Atlantis for herself -- and she’s sentenced her unfaithful husband, Aquaman, to death!

BATMAN ‘66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET #4

Written by KEVIN SMITH and RALPH GARMAN

Art by TY TEMPLETON

Cover by ALEX ROSS

32 pg, FC, 4 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST

What’s this? The Green Hornet and Kato breaking into the Gotham City National Bank? Can it be? Have they really become the criminals that Batman already believes them to be? It looks like the Dynamic Duo and their uneasy allies are about to go head-to-head! Meanwhile, General Gumm prepares for another crime … and sets another trap!

"What's this?" Heh. Maybe I will buy that DVD set of the 1966 Batman show.

BATMAN ESSENTIALS: BATMAN AND SON SPECIAL EDITION #1

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Art and cover by ANDY KUBERT

64 pg, FC, $1.00 US

Batman’s 75th anniversary celebration continues with another promotionally priced special presenting one of the Dark Knight’s greatest tales plus related pages from the 2014 DCE Essential Graphic Novels catalogue! In this special, Batman gets the shock of his life when he discovers that he has a son: Damian Wayne! And sparks fly when the new addition is introduced to Robin.

BATMAN ETERNAL #22

Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, KYLE HIGGINS and TIM SEELEY

Art by JORGE LUCAS

Cover by JASON FABOK

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Beacon Tower was designed to save Gotham City, but the Architect has plans to make it the most dangerous weapon the city has ever seen!

BATWING: FUTURE’S END #1

Writer: JUSTIN GRAY

Art: JIMMY PALMIOTTI & Various

Cover: DAN PANOSIAN

32 pg, FC • RATED T

3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US

2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US

Luke Fox has rejected his father, which leads him to rebuilding a more deadly and dangerous Leviathan!

I have no idea what's going on here. Last time I was reading Batwing, he some African dude.

BATWOMAN VOL. 4: THIS BLOOD IS THICK (TPB)

Written by J.H. WILLIAMS and W. HADEN BLACKMAN

Art by TREVOR McCARTHY and FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

Cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III

160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

After taking down Medusa, Batwoman is caught in the crossfire between Batman and the D.E.O. in these stories from issues #18-24! The organization has their sights set on the Dark Knight and could be using Batwoman to capture him. But is Batman the true threat?

Why is it Batman allows Batwoman to operate in "his" city again? I don't recall the rationale given, except that I didn't find it very convincing.

DETECTIVE COMICS: FUTURE’S END #1

Writers: FRANCIS MANAPUL, BRIAN BUCCELLATO

Art: SCOTT HEPBURN

Cover: JASON FABOK

32 pg, FC • RATED T

3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US

2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US

Batman takes his war on crime to the next level, but he needs the help of his greatest ally – The Riddler?!

Needless to say, this cover is an homage to the famous B&R rooftop scene drawn by Carmine Infantino.

EARTH 2: FUTURE’S END #1

Writer: DANIEL H. WILSON

Art: EDDY BARROWS, EBER FERREIRA

Cover: GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI

32 pg, FC • RATED T

3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US

2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US

Michael Holt has survived the war between the two worlds he’s called home. Now, he’s taking drastic measures to ensure that there will be no more war – regardless of the cost!

I just realized that The New 52 has no Red Tornado except for this one from Earth-2 -- who will probably take up residence on "our" Earth, just like the original Earth-2 Red Tornado II did back in 1973! As someone famous once said, history doesn't always repeat, but it usually rhymes.

FAIREST #29

Written by MARK BUCKINGHAM

Art by RUSS BRAUN

Cover by ADAM HUGHES

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

A moment of happiness for Reynard is brutally cut short in the latest chapter of “The Clamour for Glamour.” Life as a man is still not doing Reynard any favors, but can the cunning of a fox save both Reynard and Meghan from a terrible fate? Meanwhile, spells are cast at the Farm, but for some the long wait is proving too hard to bear. Can Owl find a way to lift the spirits of his beloved Pussycat as the forlorn feline dreams of escape?

FOREVER EVIL (HC)

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND

240 pg, FC, $24.99 US

The Justice League is dead! And the villains shall inherit the Earth! In this new hardcover collecting the seven-issue miniseries, the Crime Syndicate takes over the DC Universe, and no one can stand in the way of them and complete domination – no one except for Lex Luthor!

I just read this collection, as well as the "Forever Evil" collections of Justice League and Justice League of America, and in none of these are we shown how the heroes escaped the Firestorm Matrix. Where does that happen, Legionnaires?

GRAYSON: FUTURE’S END #1

Writer: DANIEL H. WILSON

Art: EDDY BARROWS, EBER FERREIRA

Cover: GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI

32 pg, FC • RATED T

3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US

2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US

Branded a traitor, Dick Grayson has become the most powerful hero in the newly resurgent and dominant Mother Russia -- and now, he must battle the Beast from the East in one final struggle for supremacy!

GREEN ARROW: FUTURE’S END #1

Writer: JEFF LEMIRE

Art/Cover: ANDREA SORRENTINO

32 pg, FC • RATED T

3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US

2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US

Green Arrow is dead -- and his replacement finally stands revealed!

GREEN LANTERN: FUTURE’S END #1

Writer: ROBERT VENDITTI

Art: MARTIN COCCOLO

Cover: BILLY TAN

32 pg, FC • RATED T

3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US

2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US

Across the universe, the dead are rising -- the Black Lanterns are back! Only one being knows what it will take to destroy them this time … the one who understands the spectrum inside and out: Relic! But there’s no way Hal Jordan is prepared for the part he’ll have to play in order put an end to the Black Lanterns once and for all!

Is Hal part of the Source Wall in those covers? Hard to tell ...

HINTERKIND #11

Written by IAN EDGINTON

Art by FRANCESCO TRIFOGLI

Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Intrigue in the Sidhe Palace gets nasty as Princess Tersia makes a grab for power. Meanwhile, Jon Hobb takes a vampire balloon ride while Prosper makes a mysterious new “friend.” Featuring the cover debut of talented newcomer Marguerite Sauvage!

JLA: EARTH 2 (NEW EDITION TPB)

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Art and cover by FRANK QUITELY

144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

The legendary Crime Syndicate of Amerika stars in this new edition of this unforgettable tale, with a new cover by artist Frank Quitely! Nothing has ever seriously threatened the global corruption they proudly enforce, but now a twisted mirror image of the CSA has arrived from the flip side of reality. Can anything stop this so-called “Justice League,” or will the perfect evil of the Earth 2 fall victim to the tyranny of law, virtue and freedom.

This version of the Crime Syndicate is no longer part of continuity, but this is still a very good story. (And some elements of these characters do continue over into the current Syndicate.)

JUSTICE LEAGUE #33

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

BATMAN 75 variant cover

1:25 Variant cover by MIKEL JANIN

32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

This issue will ship with four covers.

The shocking conclusion to “THE INJUSTICE LEAGUE” leads to a startling confrontation with the all-new, all-dangerous Doom Patrol! And in the wake of it all, a secret will be revealed that will bond two members forever -- and break two members apart. Plus, Shazam unlocks a new power that will send a shockwave through the League.

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

It appears that The Chief will not be bound to a wheelchair in The New 52, so one major parallel with the original X-Men has been removed.

MARTIAN MANHUNTER: RINGS OF SATURN (TPB)

Written by JOHN OSTRANDER

Art by TOM MANDRAKE, BRYAN HITCH, PHIL WINSLADE and PAUL NEARY

Cover by TOM MANDRAKE

224 pg, FC, $19.99 US

In these tales from 1998’s MARTIAN MANHUNTER #10-17 and issue #1,000,000, after suffering colossal injuries at the hands of Malefic, the Martian Manhunter has returned to Mars in an attempt to heal himself. But while he’s away, Saturnian ships arrive to reclaim Jemm, Son of Saturn!

This version of J'onn J'onzz is also no longer part of continuity, either, but I can't remember if these are good stories or not. Since I can't remember, probably not.

MR. PUNCH 20TH ANNIVERSARY (HC)

Written by NEIL GAIMAN

Art and cover by DAVE McKEAN

104 pg, FC, 8.625” x 11.625”, $34.99 US • MATURE READERS

The classic graphic novel by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean is back in a new hardcover edition with bonus sketch material! MR. PUNCH tells the tale of a young boy’s loss of innocence due to a horrific confrontation with his past. Spending a summer at his grandfather’s seaside arcade, a troubled adolescent becomes involved with a mysterious Punch and Judy man and a mermaid-portraying woman. But when the violent puppet show triggers buried memories of the boy’s past, the lives of all become feverishly intertwined. With disturbing mysteries and half-truths uncontrollably unraveling, the young boy is forced to deal with his family’s dark secrets of violence, betrayal and guilt.

Here's another book I don't remember much about, except that I didn't enjoy it when it first came out in 1995. Of course, I didn't know who Neil Gaiman was when I first read it, but now that I do, I'm surprised I didn't like it. Maybe I just didn't understand it. I should probably re-read it.THE NAMES #1

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Art by LEANDRO FERNANDEZ

Cover by CELIA CALLE

1:13 Variant cover by LEANDRO FERNANDEZ

32 pg, FC, 1 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

This issue will arrive in stores with two covers.

New York City. Forty-year-old Kevin Walker is a successful trader. He’s incredibly rich. He has a young, sexy wife and a son he adores. He has everything. Until …

The mysterious man known as the Surgeon walks into Kevin’s office. He takes a seat and tells Kevin to write a suicide note. Trembling but obedient, Kevin does what the Surgeon says. Then, at a word from this well-dressed figure, Kevin jumps out his window and falls fifty stories to his death.

Thus begins THE NAMES, an 8-issue miniseries by writer Peter Milligan (HELLBLAZER, SKREEMER) and artist Leandro Fernandez (Wolverine, Punisher: Max). THE NAMES is a dark, contemporary thriller set in the world of Big Money: hedge funds, leveraged buyouts, market raids, flash crashes. High-end finance that can ruin entire economies, run by a cabal of the world’s richest (and sickest) people.

Now, it’s up to Katya Walker – the beautiful and deadly wife of the late Kevin – to take on this hidden power structure and find out who killed her husband, and why. No matter what it takes. No matter who she has to kill.

It’s The Wolf of Wall Street meets Kill Bill. And heaven help the 1%.

Sounds interesting, and very contemporary.

THE NEW 52 – FUTURES END #18

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

Art by GEORGES JEANTY and DEXTER VINES

Cover by RYAN SOOK

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

At last, the true evil of Cadmus Island stands revealed!

SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #6

Written by SHOLLY FISCH

Art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

When the Hall of Justice is haunted, who can the Super Friends call to save the day? Their pals Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne, of course! But when the Mystery Machine pulls into town, will the gang be able to help, or will Shaggy’s phobias give these ghosts an advantage?!

SWAMP THING: FUTURE'S END #1

Writer: CHARLES SOULE

Art/Cover: JESUS SAIZ

32 pg, FC • RATED T+

3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US

2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US

The Avatars of the Green, Red and Gray go to war with the avatars of Bacteria and Metal! It’s five years later, and Alec Holland is trying to mediate a ceasefire that could also be his last stab at reconnecting with humanity!

OK, I'll buy bacteria, although I think it would fall under The Red. But metal isn't alive! How does it get an avatar?

TINY TITANS: RETURN TO THE TREEHOUSE #4 (of 6)

Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO

Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR

32 pg, FC, 4 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED E

Welcome to Atlantis! With the help of Aqualad and Lagoon Boy, the Tiny Titans seek another location for their long lost treehouse. Sounds like a good idea … until your air runs out!

Huh. Exactly half of these guys are green!

TRINITY OF SIN: PHANTOM STRANGER: FUTURE’S END #1

Writers: DAN DIDIO, J. M. DeMATTEIS

Art: PHIL WINSLADE

Cover: GUILLEM MARCH

32 pg, FC • RATED T

3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US

2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US

With one coin of redemption left, the Phantom Stranger faces his final challenge -- in front of the new Council of Eternity!

Still waiting for a reason to care what happens to this guy.

DYNAMITE

ALICE COOPER #1

Writer: JOE HARRIS

Art: EMAN CASSALLOS

Cover: DAVID MACK

Teen +  32 pages / $3.99

The X-Files' writer Joe Harris takes on The Prince of Darkness -- Alice Cooper -- in his FIRST ongoing comic series! Alice Cooper #1 features two truly breathtaking covers; a main cover by comic book legend David Mack (Kabuki), as well as an Exclusive Photo incentive featuring Alice Cooper himself! The interior pages of this horrifying series are drawn by Eman Casallos. 

In Alice Cooper #1, rock n' roll legend Alice Cooper was never a stranger to the mystic and the macabre. His stage shows were the stuff of legend, featuring snakes, pyrotechnics and the invocation of dark themes and darker forces. But while he was a legend in the waking world, few knew his role as "The Lord of Nightmares" beyond it, where he watched over us while we dreamed, and delivered horrors unto the deserving. Only, someone took it all away from him, cast him out of his realm and locked him away ...  until now. And if he's going to reclaim his dark throne, he's going to need all the help he can get!

"We're doing cool things with Dynamite," Cooper said. "I always say that the best thing about being in a comic book is that they draw you with great abs! Artistically, for me there is hardly a better medium.  There is so much you can do in the form of a comic that we'd never been able to do on stage.  It's just a different way of storytelling, and it really has almost limitless possibilities.  We're looking forward to stretching the existing boundaries of the comic medium again.  We have new stories to tell, but we'll do it with the same theatrical, sinister sensibility that comes with the name ‘Alice Cooper'.  This is just the beginning!  Welcome to my new Nightmares!"

"Alice Cooper is one of the great, enduring rock personas, first and foremost," says writer Joe Harris. "Alice Cooper has a fantastic visual hook, as he made use of the signature eye black that defines his character. I hope they enjoy what they'll see as a fun take and interpretation on an iconic character."

"Alice Cooper's on-stage persona, the ultimate shock rocker, is perfect for comic books," Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite, said.  "From his comic book debut in Marvel Premiere to The Last Temptation by Neil Gaiman, I've enjoyed the appearances Alice has made in comics.  We are excited to develop captivating and hypnotic comic storylines that incorporate the Sinister Showman's gothic flair and grandiose vision. This is going to be one hell of a ride!"

THE BLOOD QUEEN #4

Writer: TROY BROWNFIELD

Art: FRITZ CASAS

Covers: JAY ANACLETO, ALE GARZA

Mature / 32 pages / $3.99

“Reign in Blood” continues as Elizabeth and Helena get a closer look at the power behind the throne. And as the king rides out to prevent a war, the battle may already be on its way to him! Plots and ambitions put everyone in danger, forcing Jon Hunter to reveal the lengths that he’ll go to for the crown. But what’s more frightening? A good person that goes too far, or someone that has no limits? The tension builds as Dynamite’s newest dark fantasy epic continues! From writer Troy Brownfield, artist Fritz Casas, colorist Kirsty Swan and letterer Marshall Dillon.CHAOS! #5 (OF 6)

Writer: TIM SEELEY

Art: MIRKA ANDOLFO

Cover: EMANUELA LUPACCHINO, TIM SEELEY, ARDIAN SYAF, NEI RUFFINO

Subscription Variant: ARDIAN SYAF

Teen + / 32 pages / $3.99

The secret origin of Purgatori revealed as the Chosen kids make their way to The Clearview Mental Institution to confront Dr. Price, Chastity and Evil Ernie before they can unleash a wave of mutilation! There’s still time to pick up one of the most horrific comic books out there!

DEJAH OF MARS #4 (OF 4)

Writer: MARK RAHNER

Art: JETHRO MORALES

Cover: JAY ANACLETO

FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature • 8/20

FINAL ISSUE! Ruthless! Reckless! Remorseless! Dejah Thoris will shoot, hack and smash her way to her abducted husband – half a step ahead of the Helium Royal Guard. But the Red Reaper may kill John Carter first trying to extract the secret of his immortality. And if he can’t do that, he’s taking everyone on Barsoom with him — by activating the giant red cannons buried around the planet! The death-filled conclusion of Mark Rahner’s brutal meditation on life and death after the end of Issus!

I bet she jingle-jangles like a wind chime when she fights ...

EX-CON #1

Writer: DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Art: KEITH BURNS

Cover: TIM BRADSTREET

Teen + / 32 pages / $3.99

Dynamite is proud to present the next book in a series of creator driven comics, featuring all new characters from the industry's best and brightest! Ex-Con is written by the acclaimed author Duane Swierczynski (Cable, Deadpool, Judge Dredd) -- accompanied by the incredible art of Keith Burns! Single issues in this line will be priced at $2.99 MSRP, allowing fans the opportunity to affordably try all of the new series! And to help retailers stock up with confidence, each launch issue will be completely returnable! To sweeten the deal for fans and retailers alike, Ex-Con #1 will feature covers by fan-favorite Tim Bradstreet! Be sure to look for Ex-Con #1!

Ex-Con #1 begins in 1985 with L.A. con artist Cody Pomeray, who had a gift for looking inside a mark's soul with just a glance. But one fateful night, he targeted the wrong man -- and was sentenced to the most savage prison in California. Pomeray would have been beaten to death on his first day if not for the intervention of Barnaby Creed, the most powerful crime lord in the Southland. Now it is 1989 and Pomeray's out on parole, robbed of his special ability and tasked with doing Creed "a little favor." He has no idea he's just stepped into a long con, and this time, *he's* the mark!

"Ex-Con is probably my first balls-out crime story for comics, as opposed to other comics that have had a superhero or science-fiction element to them," says writer Duane Swierczynski. "Granted, Cody has an ability that could be considered a superpower, but he's no hero, believe me. Fans who've liked my darker novels -- The Wheelman or The Blonde, for instance -- will feel at home in Cody's twisted little noir world."

JIM BUTCHER’S DRESDEN FILES: WAR CRY #4 (OF 5)

Writer: JIM BUTCHER, MARK POWERS

Art: CARLOS GOMEZ

Cover: STJEPAN SEJIC

Teen + / 32 pages / $3.99

A surprise ally has appeared, offering Harry and his beleaguered team salvation. Unfortunately, Baron Bravosa and his army of Red Court vampires have an ace up their collective sleeve -- one that puts Dresden and co. at an even more severe disadvantage. With hours still to go till sunrise, Harry will be forced to make a decision that could win them the battle -- but lose the war …

RED SONJA: THE BLACK TOWER #1

Writer: FRANK TIERI

Art: CEZAR RAZEK

Cover: AMANDA CONNER

Teen + / 32 pages / $3.99

ON SALE DATE: September 10

Join fan favorite writer Frank Tieri (SAVAGE WOLVERINE, DEADPOOL), artist extraordinaire Cezar Razek (RED SONJA/ WITCHBLADE), and captivating cover artist Amanda Conner (HARLEY QUINN), as they tell a decades spanning, mind-blowing tale that could spell the end for our favorite She-Devil with a Sword in Red Sonja: The Black Tower #1.

In Red Sonja: The Black Tower #1, the question is posed; what is the Black Tower? What startling mysteries does it contain within its walls? And most shockingly ... how will its very existence cause the death of Red Sonja?!

"Simply put, THE BLACK TOWER is an old fashioned mystery -- and as we all know, everybody loves a mystery," says writer Frank Tieri. "In fact, I'd say at times, this story is more in line with a Stephen King story than your typical Sonja tale. The Tower just appears out of nowhere one day -- nobody knows why, nobody knows how. People are scared, they're confused -- and they start turning on each other. That's when Red Sonja enters the picture. And what she finds is mystery that will span decades, which will pit people against each other, that will cost many lives … including her own. Now, I think that's a story fans will want to see how it turns out, don't you? I like that she's this total bad ass -- that she's the WOLVERINE of her world, that she's The Man With No Name -- but she's also a woman. Because you don't often see that. You don't often see it being a woman that walks into a bar and everybody tenses up, everybody pees their pants. And in Sonja's case, if you underestimate her, if you just dismiss her as ‘just a woman' -- she's going to make you pay for it. And then some."

"Frank brings his rough and tumble writing to Red Sonja, to create a no-holds-barred adventures of thrills, twists and grit." -- Joseph Rybandt, Dynamite Senior Editor

"Gail Simone's Red Sonja series has received so many accolades, we have been very selective about our Red Sonja series or specials," adds Dynamite CEO / Publisher Nick Barrucci. "But when Frank pitched this mini-series to me, I knew that this would be a perfect stand-alone mini-series. And having Amanda on covers is icing on the cake!"

Frank Tieri has written New Excalibur, Wolverine (and its spin-off, a short-lived Weapon X ongoing series), Underworld, a post Avengers Disassembled Hercules miniseries, Wolverine/Darkness, Dracula Versus Apocalypse, Civil War: War Crimes, as well as World War Hulk: Gamma Corps for Marvel Comics. For DC, he has written a JSA Classified story, as well as Countdown tie-ins Lord Havok and the Extremists and Gotham Underground. His style is gritty, yet usually laden with pop-culture references and black humor.

TUROK: DINOSAUR HUNTER #7

Writer: GREG PAK

Art: TAKESHI MIYAZAWA

Cover: BART SEARS

Subscription Variant: BART SEARS

FC, 32 pgs, $3.99

Turok the Mighty Dinosaur Hunter finally discovers the great mound city of his cursed parents, where he’s welcomed with open arms and offered protection from the savage lizards hiding in the forests. But then the flying Mongols of Genghis Khan come to offer a partnership … which side will Turok choose? Don’t miss this amazing chapter by superstar Greg Pak (Batman/Superman, Action Comics) and Takeshi MIyazawa (Code Monkey Save World)!

THE TWILIGHT ZONE #8

Writer: J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

Art: GUIU VILANOVA

Cover: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

FC, 32pgs $3.99

Diana Westby has tried to avoid doing what she knows is necessary to stop a terrorist attack because she knows that in so doing, she would have to pay the ultimate price. Where do you turn when there’s no one you can trust, and no one who will believe you, and millions of lives are on the line … including yours? In the fiery fourth-act conclusion to the second Twilight Zone arc, Diana makes a decision that will change the future of the world forever.

VAMPIRELLA #4

Writer: NANCY COLLINS

Art: PATRICK BERKENKOTTER

Covers: TERRY DODSON, JENNY FRISON

Subscription Variant: STEPHANIE BUSCEMA

Teen + / 32 pages / $3.99

In a desperate attempt to fight Lady Umbra’s growing control over her mind and body, Vampirella and her unlikely new ally, Lord Drago, take a jaunt to the Mediterranean. There, on the Greek island of Lamos, famous for its unspoiled beaches and friendly natives, they search for the most ancient species of vampire in the world: the dreaded lamia of legend. But can Vampirella locate and slay the seductive half-serpent before her heart falls into shadow?

Oh, it's snakes? What a relief! I was afraid it was tentacles!

IDW PUBLICATIONS

ANGRY BIRDS COMICS #4

Writer: PAUL TOBIN

Art: DAVID BALDEON & Various

Cover: JEAN-MICHEL BOESCH

Subscription Variant: DAVID BALDEON

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

In this issue, the Angry Birds go undercover behind enemy lines. Can they rescue their precious eggs from Piggy Training Camp? Find out as Eisner-award winner Paul Tobin delivers more bird-filled fun in this fourth installment featuring three egg-citing stories!

• Number one best-selling iOS app of all time!

• Over 2 billion downloads. That’s a lot of flying birds and bruised pigs!

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS FORGOTTEN REALMS CLASSICS OMNIBUS VOL 2

Writer: JEFF GRUBB

Art: RAGS MORALES, TOM RANEY, DAVE SIMONS, DAN REED, ERIC KACHELHOFER, PAUL ABRAMS, TOM LYLE, KEN PENDERS, LINDA SPOFFORD, CHAS TRUOG

Cover: RAGS MORALES

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 340 pages • 6” x 9”

Collecting the comics from the most popular fantasy campaign setting in history, this omnibus contains the Forgotten Realms Annual #1 and the final 11 issues of the series originally published by DC Comics.

Collects the Forgotten Realms Annual #1 and issues #15–25.

G.I. JOE: ORIGINS OMNIBUS VOL 2

Writers: SCOTT BEATTY, MERRILL HAGAN, CHUCK DIXON, LARRY HAMA, DAVID LAPHAM

Art: S L GALLANT, KLAUS SCHERWINSKI, ALEX CAL, JOE BENITEZ, WERTHER DELL'EDERA

Cover: TOM FEISTER

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 268 pages • 6” x 9”

Volume 2 collects issues #13–23 of the G.I. JOE: ORIGINS series with stories focusing on Ripcord, Snowjob, Zartan, Snake Eyes and the final four-issue storyline featuring Michael Monk.

Collect all 23 issues with these two volumes!

INDESTRUCTIBLE #8

Writer: KEN KRISTENSEN

Art: GIANCARLO CARACUZZO

Cover: JOSE LOPEZ

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

"Best Impersonation of a Superhero" goes to ... Greg and Barry attend the People's Choice Awards with all of Hollywood's best, brightest, and most botox'd.  But it's the sadistic Tarr whose star shines the brightest, using the event to target as many high profile superheroes as possible.

JUDGE DREDD VOL 5

Writer: DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Art: NELSON DANIEL

Cover: SHANE PIERCE

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages

Dredd’s most vicious and unstoppable enemies -- the Dark Judges -- are clawing their way into Mega-City One, determined to transform it into a new city of the dead. But the only thing more horrifying than the Dark Judges’ onslaught are the drastic measures the Justice Department is willing to take to repel them.

Collects issues #17–20.

MARS ATTACKS: FIRST BORN #4 (of 4)

Writer: CHRIS RYALL

Art/Cover: SAM KIETH

Subscription Variant: LOSTON WALLACE

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Martians have come to claim their own and won’t let any humans stand in the way! It’s live free or die time as Ryall and Kieth conclude their alien adventure!

MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #23

Writer: JEREMY WHITLEY

Art: AMY MEBBERSON

Cover: SARA RICHARD, AMY MEBBERSON

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

A special one-shot issue featuring the ponies’ pets! When some new trouble comes into Ponyville, all of our normal heroes are incapacitated. Luckily help is on the way in the form of Angel, Owlicious, Gummy, Tank, Winona and Opal! Will they be able to use teamwork to save the day?

• An issue light on dialogue, but heavy on action and laughs!

• Variant Cover by Kathrym Longua!

MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC VOL 5

Writer: KATIE COOK

Art/Cover: ANDY PRICE

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages

The ponies embark on their greatest adventure yet as they travel to a new world in desperate need of aid in "Reflections." 

Collects issues #17–20.

ROCKETEER JET POWERED ADVENTURES (PROSE SC)

Writers: GREGORY FROST & Various

Art/Cover: J. BONE

$19.99

Modern pulp fiction with a retro-twist, IDW presents ten original prose adventures featuring Cliff, Betty, Peevy and a host of new villains. From murderous treasure-hunters and marauding sky-pirates to ancient Egyptian magicians and haunted mad scientists, The Rocketeer solves crimes and fights evil in these unique and exciting tales of jet-pack action and pin-up romance. Set between 1939 and 1946, with such historical characters as Howard Hughes, Hedy Lamarr, Tarzan's Johnny Weissmuller and acclaimed Western writer Zane Grey, to name but a few. Authors include Gregory Frost, Yvonne Navarro, Don Webb, Simon Kurt Unsworth, Cody Goodfellow, Nancy Holder, Nancy A. Collins, Robert Hood, Nicholas Kaufmann and Lisa Morton.
ROGUE TROOPER CLASSICS #5 (of 12)

Writer: GERRY FINLEY-DAY

Art: MIKE DOREY, COLIN WILSON, BRETT EWINS

Cover: JOHN McCREA

Subscription Variant: DAVE GIBBONS

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Clone war! Nu-Earth, a planet ravaged by war, its atmosphere poisoned by chemical weapons. In this battle-scarred landscape, the Norts and Southers fight where only the Genetic Infantrymen can survive unaided. Rogue is one such soldier, and these are his tales ... all in color for the very first time! In this issue, Rogue must survive “The Petrified Forest”!

• All-new covers by Eisner Award winner John McCrea!

• Enjoy the classic Rogue Trooper strips in color for the first time!

SILENT HILL DOWNPOUR: ANNE’S STORY #1THE SQUIDDER #3 (of 4)

Writer/Art/Cover: BEN TEMPLESMITH

Subscription Variant: DAVID STOUPAKIS

 FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Squidder lies broken and battered as the true enemy finally shows it's face. Can it be killed when a world war couldn't stop it before? New allies are found and weapons forged. Battle lines are drawn and loyalties tested as the Squidder deals with his past, his old demons and a small group of squiddly rebels who think they actually stand a chance. Also, finally, tentacles! Lots of them. Plus interesting places to put swords.

I knew there would be tentacles somewhere.

STAR MAGE #6 (of 6)

Writer: JC De La TORRE

Art/Cover: FRANCO CESPEDES

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

JC De La Torre's thrilling first series of Star Mage comes to a close as all roads lead to the Planet of Sorrows. The quartet battle for their lives in a final showdown with Orasmas and the Bel Etu -- can Darien save his family and friends? Franco Cespedes' vivid visuals spellbound in this magical finale.

Featuring a preview of JC De La Torre’s vampire comic series, White Chapel!

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: NEW ANIMATION ADVENTURES VOL 3

Writers: KENNY BYERLY, DEREK FRIDOLFS, LANDRY WALKER

Art: DARIO BRIZUELA, CHAD THOMAS

Cover: DARIO BRIZUELA

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages

Four more tales based in the world of the hit TV show! The Turtles' adventures include trying to fix Metal Head the robot, a Valentine's Day with Spider Bytez, dealing with a malfunctioning Footbot, and a madcap race to stop a secret package from hitting the mail.

Collects issues #9–12.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #38

Writers: TOM WALTZ, KEVIN EASTMAN

Art: MATEUS SANTOLOUCO

Cover: MATEUS SANTOLOUCO, KEVIN EASTMAN

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Old Hob has perfected the art of making mutants! With the ranks of his mutant gang swelling, the Turtles will have to determine if they can truly trust Hob against the Foot. Throw in Alopex’s return to New York and the mutant mayhem will only get crazier!

• Introduces new mutants both classic and original!

• Variant Cover by Brahm Revel!

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SPECIAL EDITION

Written by PETER LAIRD

Art by KEVIN EASTMAN, PETER LAIRD & ERIC TALBOT

Cover by KEVIN EASTMAN

HC • FC • $29.99 • 8.5" x 12.5" • 136 pages

Taking it back to where the motion picture history of the TMNT started! Relive the classic 1990 TMNT movie with this collection of the original adaptation presented in all-new color. Also includes the full 62-page roughs from Kevin Eastman, with his original placement notes for the pages that were printed in the Archie Comics edition as well as the "cut scenes" that were added back into the Mirage edition. The perfect companion to the ever-growing library of Eastman TMNT hardcovers!

TRANSFORMERS: IDW COLLECTION PHASE TWO, VOL. 1

Writers: JAMES ROBERTS, JOHN BARBER

Art: NICK ROCHE, ALEX MILNE, ANDREW GRIFFITH, CASEY W. COLLER, LIVIO RAMONDELLI

Cover: SARAH STONE

HC • FC • $49.99 • 272 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-040-7

The war for CYBERTRON is over but BUMBLEBEE and his fellow AUTOBOTS struggle to maintain control of a world without OPTIMUS PRIME. The provisional government is struggling and PROWL will defend it against the DECEPTICONS at seemingly all costs. Meanwhile, HOT ROD and a group of AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS embark on an epic quest to the farthest reaches of the Universe.

Collects the one-shot Death of Optimus Prime, More Than Meets The Eye issues #1–5, and Robots in Disguise issues #1–6.

IMAGE COMICS

EGOs, VOL. 1: QUINTESSENCE (TPB)

Story: STUART MOORE

Art / Cover: GUS STORMS

112 PAGES / FC / T+ / $9.99

Deuce was once the toast of the galaxy, the teenage leader of E.G.O.s (Earth/Galactic Operatives), a team that defended humanity from evil forces. Now, in the September graphic novel from Image Comics, E.G.O.s VOLUME 1: QUINTESSENCE by Stuart Moore (Civil War, Web of Spider-Man) and Gus Storms (Twelve Reasons to Die), he’s an aging egomaniac trying desperately to hold on to his former glory, while his wife Pixel, the image-obsessed daughter of a supervillainess, barely tolerates him.

When the E.G.O.s’ deadliest villain, the world-absorbing entity known as Masse, returns, Deuce’s goal of relaunching the E.G.O.s is no longer just a matter of pride: The future of the galaxy depends on it.

“Deuce is under enormous pressure to assemble this team fast, in order to take down Masse,” Moore explained in an interview with Comic Book Resources. “There's a crucial line where Pixel asks him, ‘How do you plan to staff, train and launch an entire superhero team in one week?’ The answer: He'll do anything he has to. But yes, he likes the attention as well.”

Moore teamed up with artist Gus Storms when Storms’ art caught the eye of comics editor and colorist Marie Javins, who is also an instructor at the School of Visual Arts.

“Stuart wanted something lively, vital; space with a little bombast,” said Storms. “He mentioned liking the visual irreverence of the Legion of Super-Heroes, where everyone’s power is neon and just a little bit silly. It seemed like a good fit here, the comic has a pretty black core so I thought a candy-colored shell would fit nicely.”

A space opera for all lovers of sci-fi and superheroes, E.G.O.s will be in comic book stores on September 3 and in bookstores on September 16.

Collects E.G.O.s #1-4, plus the Twitter-exclusive issue #0

PRAISE FOR E.G.O.s:

“Ballsy and super fun with plenty of edge.” -- Comic Book Resources

E.G.O.s is Stuart Moore’s best story yet.” -- Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA)

"With E.G.O.s, Stuart Moore's thoughtful writing style really comes into its own. Very highly recommended."  -- GARTH ENNIS (Preacher, Fury MAX)

"E.G.O.s sets up house at the junction of superhero stories and big-ideas sci-fi -- then trashes the junction and builds its own huge, insane theme park." -- MIKE CAREY (Lucifer, The Unwritten)

ELEPHANTMEN #59

Story: RICHARD STARKINGS

Art: AXEL MEDELLIN

Cover: BOO COOK

32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99

Hip Flask learns that no one is safe now.

GIANT-SIZE KUNG FU BIBLE STORIES #1

After a wildly successful debut at SDCC, GIANT-SIZE KUNG FU BIBLE STORIES, edited by Erik Larsen (SAVAGE DRAGON) and Bruce Timm (Batman Adventures: Mad Love), will be made available at comic book stores nationwide on September 3. A deluxe limited edition collection featuring the original stories of the world’s greatest cartoonists, this treasury edition comic is a must-have.

GIANT-SIZE KUNG FU BIBLE STORIES has been years in the making and Larsen explained the origins of the project: “I'm not 100% when and where the idea went from ‘wouldn't this be fun’ to ‘let's do this’ but San Diego Comic Con is a likely guess. The title itself was coined by Bruce and it was a working title cobbled together from some of our favorite Treasuries of old.”

Citing the the classic comics of the ‘70s as part of the inspiration behind the book, Larsen went on to add, “DC had done this great Bible adaptation and Marvel had done this Kung Fu collection with new pages added and it just became its own thing. I'm pretty pleased with how it all came together. And it's gigantic so it looks just great. Everybody who's seen the physical book is just floored by it.”

GIANT-SIZE KUNG FU BIBLE STORIES includes seven awe-inspiring, pulse-pounding stories from Erik Larsen, Bruce Timm, Adam Warren (Empowered), Tom Scioli (GØDLAND), Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE), and Andy Kuhn (FIREBREATHER), and four breathtaking pinups by Arthur Adams (Uncanny X-Men).

"The old reprint collection Treasuries were great, but the books that really inspired Erik and me were the ones that were specifically created with the over-size format in mind, things like the Kubert / Redondo BIBLE STORIES, the various Marvel / DC crossover epics and Kirby's amazing 2001 adaptation,” added Timm. “The artists realised these aren't just regular old comics blown up, but instead really took advantage of the massive scale. SUPERMAN VS. MUHAMMAD ALI is ‘merely’ a typically great Neal Adams comic when printed in the standard-sized comics format, but at ‘Treasury Size’ it's a thing of pure gob-smacking awe. So that was what we were trying to do—a collection of stories that NEED to be seen in the Treasury format. It's just a really fun sandbox to horse around in.”

GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #1

Story / Art / Cover A: RYAN BROWNE

Cover B: GEOF DARROW

32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

First announced at the C2E2 conference, Ryan Browne’s (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, BEDLAM) farcical cult-sensation GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS returns with a new story this September from Image Comics.

In GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS, a NASA-funded group of arrogant "super people" must stop a rash of farmers that have been using rocket-powered silos to launch themselves into outer space. As these Astro-Farmers fire themselves all over the galaxy, NASA must utilize their every resource (a guy with a ghost-cow head, a bunch of magic bears and a Chicago cop with robot arms) to avoid an intergalactic incident.

"Jumping from weekly web-comic to large scale epic adventure has been extremely challenging and rewarding,” said Browne of his transition from webcomic to Kickstarter project to an ongoing print series with Image Comics. “It was very important to make God Hates Astronauts #1 a perfect jumping-on point for new readers, while having enough allusions and references to the old material for the series' die-hard fans. I hope you guys like astronaut farmers with laser pitchforks, space crab armadas and three-dimensional cowboy narrators! Rest assured, it will all make sense yet be as stupidly ridiculous as the law will allow!"

HACK/SLASH: SON OF SAMHAIN #3

Story: MICHAEL MORECI & STEVE SEELEY

Art: EMILIO LAISO

Cover: STEFANO CASELLI

32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Cassie enlists the help of an old friend to uncover the secrets of October's origins. Meanwhile, with the God Beast at his side, Morinto musters an army of monsters to wage war on mankind.

Read something funny the other day on the interwebs. Someone asked if Samhain was pronounced SOW-un or SHO-vun. The answer? "I pronounce it Halloween."

MADAME FRANKENSTEIN #5 (of 7)

Story: JAMIE S. RICH

Art: MEGAN LEVENS

Cover: JOELLE JONES & NICK FILARDI

32 PAGES / BW / T+ / $2.99

It’s time for the monster’s society debut! Vincent dresses Gail in her best party frock and takes her to a bash at his old fraternity house. This may be a fatal mistake, however, as his worst enemy sees a woman from his past in the creature’s face.

THE MERCENARY SEA, VOL. 1 (TPB)

Story: KEL SYMONS

Art / Cover: MATHEW REYNOLDS

160 PAGES / FC / T+ / $9.99

1938, the South Seas: Japan has invaded China. War in Europe is imminent. And, in THE MERCENARY SEA, a new Image Comics graphic novel by Kel Symons and Mathew Reynolds, ex-bootlegger Jack Harper captains the Venture, a refitted German U-Boat, with a crew of expats, mercenaries and treasure hunters. In the September release, this rag-tag group of ruffians and renegades will do whatever it takes to stay afloat, often running up against pirates, headhunters, spies, and soldiers.

In VOLUME ONE: TOP HAT, WHITE LIES, AND TALES, Jack and his crew take a job offered by a shady operative: rescue a British agent carrying valuable intelligence about the Japanese war effort. Meanwhile, Jack dreams of landing the greatest score ever: the legendary lost island of Koji Ra.

Inspired by classic adventure films like King Kong and Only Angels Have Wings, THE MERCENARY SEA draws upon the mystique of the era, with artist Reynolds heightening the action with cinematic, stylized art bathed in rich colors.

“This time, this area -- it’s romantic in this spirit of adventure we’re going for,” said writer Symons in an interview at Graphic Policy. “There isn’t any GPS, no satellites. Radio’s still in its infancy and technology is still largely a wonder. At least compared to today. So there’s still mystery in the world. The globe hasn’t been mapped. There are places unseen by man. And you never know what’s just over the horizon until you go there. That to me is adventure.”

A graphic novel for history, cinema and adventure buffs, THE MERCENARY SEA delivers fascinating characters, exotic locales, and rollicking adventure. It will be in comic book stores on September 3 and in bookstores on September 16.

Collects THE MERCENARY SEA #1-6

Praise for THE MERCENARY SEA:

"An amazing new high adventure book. I can't wait to read more of The Mercenary Sea." -- Ed Brubaker (FATALE, THE FADE OUT)

“This book has all the fun of Captain Blood mixed with Indiana Jones, and the artwork makes every panel a joy to view.” -- Peter Schmeiser, Florida Geek Scene

“And so the first arc of this absolutely cracking old-school adventure draws to a close, and what a ride it’s been. Gunfights, secret agents, ill-begotten gains, daring heroics, all told through gorgeous art that’s absolutely pitch-perfect for the subject matter.” -- Ross Sweeney, Big Comic Page

NAILBITER #5

Story: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

Art / Cover: MIKE HENDERSON

32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

ONE OF THE HORRIBLE SECRETS OF BUCKAROO HAS BEEN REVEALED!

Finch and Crane are hot on the heels of a serial killer loose in Buckaroo, but Finch has finally found what he was looking for and it’s worse than he feared.

I'm trade-waiting this, but you have to figure the heroes are going to take a wrong turn at some point and find themselves in a room full of serial killers.

Which would not go well for them.

NIGHTWORLD #2 (of 4)

Story: PAOLO LEANDRI & ADAM McGOVERN

Art / Cover: PAOLO LEANDRI & DOM REGAN

32 PAGES / FC / E / $3.99

Hidden tombs, troubled dreams and big-budget hellscapes set the stage for tragic demon Plenilunio’s fight for redemption against the Empyre and its agents Hotspot and Hellena—but surprise alliances may form as new perils surface! The super-horror quest continues as the widescreen crazy amps up!

SIDEKICK #8

Story: J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

Art / Cover: TOM MANDRAKE & HIFI

32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 / Foil Cover

After years of doubt and guilt, Barry Chase finally has a mission: to kill the Red Cowl in retribution for the betrayal of a lifetime. But first he has to find the Cowl, and that won’t be easy. So when he turns to Melody, the Cowl’s assistant, who he suspects may have been in on the whole thing, how far will he go to force her to tell what she knows ... and what price is she prepared to pay to withhold that information?

SOUTHERN BASTARDS #4

Story: JASON AARON

Art / Cover: JASON LATOUR

32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

THE EXPLOSIVE ENDING TO OUR FIRST ARC!

Earl Tubb and his big stick finally come face to face with Coach Boss. This will not be pretty.

TECH JACKET #3

Story: JOE KEATINGE

Art / Cover: KHARY RANDOLPH

32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99

The champion of the Colossus emerges to challenge Tech Jacket, while the President of the United States (you know who!) receives council from a strange advisor.

THE WALKING DEAD BOOK 10 (HC)

Story: ROBERT KIRKMAN

Art / Cover: CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN

296 PAGES / BW / M / $34.99

Rick’s treaty with Negan and the Saviors is pushed to the limit, as both sides march toward ALL OUT WAR.

Wait, this doesn't wrap up "All Out War"? Dang! Honestly, I have not enjoyed this storyline, in a book where I've enjoyed every storyline until now.

*Sigh.* Maybe after Book 11 I'll start enjoying this title again.

MARVEL COMICS

ALL-NEW DOOP #5 (of 5)

Writer: PETER MILLIGAN

Art: DAVID LAFUENTE

Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED

32 PGS / Rated T+ / $3.99

• A senior X-Man must find Doop and make him stop the craziness corrupting the real world. But is the little green guy too far gone to listen?

• Someone leaves the X-Men, Doop turns down a marriage proposal, and a reservation is made at the Hall of Hairy Armpits.

ALL-NEW X-FACTOR #13

Writer: PETER DAVID

Art: POP MHAN

Cover by KRIS ANKA & JARED FLETCHER

32 PGS. / Rated T+ / $3.99

• Quicksilver is reunited with his daughter, Luna ...

• ... But THE INHUMANS are not too happy about it!

• PLUS: could Warlock make a move on Danger?

AVENGERS WORLD #12

Writer: NICK SPENCER

Art: MARCO CHECCHETTO

Cover by JORGE MOLINA

32 PGS. / Rated T+ / $3.99

The UPRISING continues!

• The Army of the Dead march at Morgan Le Fay’s command!

• The ragtag heroes of the new Euroforce team up with the Avengers to confront the menace lurking under Europe.

BLACK WIDOW #10

Writer: NATHAN EDMONDSON

Art/Cover: PHIL NOTO

32 PGS / Rated T+ / $3.99

• Because you demanded he shows up in more than just two panels: Black Widow vs. Hawkeye!

• Plus, how could their fight cost Isaiah his life?

CAPTAIN AMERICA #24

Writer: RICK REMENDER

Art/Cover: CARLOS PACHECO

32 PGS / Rated T+ / $3.99

The Tomorrow Soldier part 3! The MARCH to AXIS continues!

• Zola unleashes the hyper-mutates on New York!

• Jet Black and Falcon vs. Zola to the death!

• The Red Skull’s long game revealed, as the road to AXIS begins here!

DAREDEVIL #6 (2ND PTG)

Writer: Mark Waid

Art: Javier Rodriguez, Alvaro Lopez

Cover: Chris Samnee

32 PGS / $3.99

Original Sin tie-in! The untold story of how Matt Murdock's mother became Sister Maggie. When Matt learns something about his past that's too terrible to accept he seeks out his mother only to find her in more trouble than he could possibly have imagined. 

STEPHEN KING'S THE DARK TOWER: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE -- THE PRISONER #1 (of 5)

Writers: PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH

Art: PIOTR KOWALSKI

Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO

Variant Cover by CHRISTIAN WARD

Variant by SKOTTIE YOUNG

32 PGS / Parental Guidance / $3.99

THE DARK TOWER SAGA BEGINS AGAIN ... ON EARTH!

• Meet Eddie Dean, a troubled young man gifted with the ability to open doors to other worlds. Can he survive family tragedy, haunting addiction, and the deadly forces that conspire to stop him from growing up to challenge the Man in Black?

• If you thought the badlands of Mid-World were dangerous, just wait until you experience Brooklyn in the 1960s!

Marvel, in collaboration with Stephen King, is proud to announce the new chapter in the Dark Tower series – DARK TOWER: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE – THE PRISONER. Beginning in September 2014, New York Times Best-Selling writers Peter David & Robin Furth along with critically acclaimed artist Piotr Kowalski bring the action from Mid-World to our world as the epic series returns!

THE DARK TOWER: DRAWING OF THE THREE – THE PRISONER marks another milestone for the graphic fiction sensation that’s captivated fans worldwide as the saga moves to the second volume of King’s magnum opus. And as the action shifts from the dusty plains of Mid-World to the mean streets of New York City -- old and new fans alike will experience the rich and vibrant world of The Dark Tower in new and interesting ways.

As this tale of urban crime opens, you’ll meet Eddie Dean as an innocent child who grows into a troubled young man gifted with the ability to open doors to other worlds. Can he survive family tragedy, a haunting addiction, and the deadly forces that conspire to stop him from challenging the Man in Black? Eddie faces trials and tribulations at every turn -- and the badlands of Mid-World can’t hold a candle to the dangers of Brooklyn in the 1960s! Witness the story of a young man on the path to an unlikely destiny and the most important journey of his life.

“To borrow some successful branding, this is the ‘All-New Marvel NOW’ version of The Dark Tower. As we now travel from The Gunslinger to The Drawing of The Three, we are refocusing our spotlight to explore the histories and events that led to the formation of the Ka-Tet that aided the gunslinger Roland Deschain on his quest to defeat the Man in Black and the Crimson King,” said editor Bill Rosemann. “But instead of encountering Eddie Dean later in his life, as you do in the novel, we zoom back to 1964 and meet him as a toddler, so while we are adapting the second novel, we’re weaving together events in a new way that will hopefully surprise and entertain everyone who has already read the book. We’re ‘assembling the Avengers’ of the Dark Tower universe, but Robin Furth, Peter David and Piotr Kowalski are doing so in a way that you’ve never imagined.

“The artistic team of Piotr Kowalski and Nick Filardi will take you on a bone-chilling visual journey into the depths of one man’s soul,” Rosemann said. “Crafted to satisfy even the most experienced constant reader, but also created to be completely accessible for new readers, this series delivers all the drama, pathos, humor, and horror you’ve come to expect from master storyteller Stephen King.”

 A bold new chapter begins as the landmark series makes its historic return to comic shops this September in Stephen King’s THE DARK TOWER: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE – THE PRISONER #1

Marvel is proud to officially unveil a brand new variant cover to the first issue by Eisner-award winning storyteller Skottie Young! Depicting the iconic Gunslinger Roland Deschain rendered in Skottie Young’s inimitable style – no Dark Tower fan should miss out on this hilarious variant cover when it hits comic shops next month!

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER OMNIBUS (SLIPCASE HC)

Writers: PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH

Art: SEAN PHILLIPS, LUKE ROSS, MICHAEL LARK, LAURENCE CAMPBELL, ALEX MALEEV & RICHARD ISANOVE

Cover: RICHARD ISANOVE

732 PGS & 352 PGS / Parental Advisory / SLC / $150.00

Trim size: oversized

Stephen King’s epic has riveted readers for decades. Now, Roland Deschain’s early adventures are revealed! Last of the Gunslingers, Roland searches for the mysterious Dark Tower -- the one place where he can set right the out-of-synch Mid-World. As Roland trails the sorcerous Man in Black, he will confront the Little Sisters of Eluria, encounter the desolate town of Tull, rescue the powerful Sheemie and meet the mysterious Jake Chambers in a tale of fantasy, horror, revenge and betrayal from the masterful mind of Stephen King! Plus: a companion volume packed with fascinating bonus material and apocrypha! Collecting DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER -- THE JOURNEY BEGINS #1-5, THE LITTLE SISTERS OF ELURIA #1-5, THE BATTLE OF TULL #1-5, THE WAY STATION #1-5, THE MAN IN BLACK #1-5, SHEEMIE’S TALE #1-2, EVIL GROUND #1-2, and SO FELL LORD PERTH #1.

DEADPOOL MINIBUS (HC)

Writer: CULLEN BUNN

Pencils: DALIBOR TALAJIC, MATTEO LOLLI, SALVA ESPIN & RAMON ROSANAS

Cover: MICHAEL DEL MUNDO

480 PGS / Parental Advisory / $59.99

Trim size: oversized

Deadpool’s wildest adventures are collected in one blood-soaked volume! What if Deadpool decided to kill everyone and everything that makes up the Marvel Universe? What if he followed that up by slaughtering the most famous fictional characters in classic literature? And what if he finally took aim at the ultimate target: himself? You’d have the fan-favorite “Deadpool Killogy,” that’s what! But when Deadpool battles Deadpool, will he win or perish? Yes! Then: Deadpool awakes from a food coma to find…the zombie apocalypse has occurred! Can the Merc with a Mouth avoid becoming the Merc in their mouths?! And when Deadpool takes on Carnage, good-crazy battles bad-crazy, blood will flow -- and Deadpool will literally go to pieces! Collecting DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1-4, DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED #1-4, DEADPOOL KILLS DEADPOOL #1-4, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEADPOOL #1-4, DEADPOOL VS. CARNAGE #1-4.

DEADPOOL VS. X-FORCE #4 (OF 4)

Writer: DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Art: PEPE LARRAZ

Cover by SHANE DAVIS

32 PGS / Parental Advisory / $3.99

• Deadpool is dead-set on destroying the timeline!

• X-Force is eXtra For-sure not gonna let him!

• X-Force is stronger...but Deadpool is more popular!

• WHO WILL WIN???DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1

Writer: CHARLES SOULE

Art/Cover: STEVE MCNIVEN

Foil Variant: STEVE MCNIVEN

Canada Variant: STEVE MCNIVEN

Variant: JOE QUESADA

Sketch Variant: JOE QUESADA

75TH Anniversary Variant: ALEX ROSS

Variant: SCOTTIE YOUNG

Mortal Variant: ED MCGUINNESS

Deadpool Party Variant: PASQUAL FERRY

Deadpool Party Sketch Variant: PASQUAL FERRY

Artist Premiere Variant: TBA

48 PGS / Rated T+  / $4.99

IT’S THE BEGINNING OF THE END – 3 MONTHS TO DIE ENDS HERE!

• The beginning of the end is now here … THE DEATH OF WOLVERINE!

• THREE MONTHS TO DIE, the loss of Wolverine’s healing factor, all led to this, the single most important X-Men event of the decade.

He is many things to many people. A hero. A teacher. A friend. But now, the greatest X-Men hero will play a role he’s never played before! Today, Marvel is proud to present a stunning look inside DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 – the first issue in the blockbuster weekly event running through September! Comic superstars Charles Soule and Steve McNiven explore the man known as the Wolverine as he makes his final stand, and meets his untimely end.

Left without his mutant healing factor, his enemies now close in for the kill – and the Wolverine faces his greatest battle alone. A battle he will not return from. After a century of being the best there is at what he does, the day has arrived where his best will not be good enough.

With no X-Men or Avengers to help him, he’ll square off against Lady Deathstrike, Sabretooth and more of his deadliest enemies! Each one inching him one step closer to death than the last. But one foe in particular is prepared to strike the final blow. An old enemy with the deepest of ties to Wolverine’s past has returned. Lurking in the shadows, their master plan to end the Wolverine has been set in motion – and there’s no stopping it!

“The basic idea [of Death of Wolverine], is that both Wolverine and the reader will be reflecting on Logan’s life as the story builds to the ending,” says series writer Charles Soule in an interview with Marvel.com. “We’ll get a better understanding of why this guy makes the choices he makes, and the path that led him to where we end up. Each issue is built around a different part of Wolverine’s history, in a loose way, and each has a slightly different feel; we’ve seen a lot of different versions of James Howlett over the years, everything from Patch to Weapon X, and versions of many of them will appear here.”

EXTRA PAGES

DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1, the first issue in the blockbuster 4-issue weekly event, is about to get even bigger! Now weighing in at a whopping 56 pages, DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 now comes packed to the gills with bonus content for the same price!

After the story, go behind the scenes of this landmark issue with over 20 pages of bonus content! Go from concept to finished page and see how penciller Steve McNiven, inker Jay Leisten and colorist Justin Ponsor bring writer Charles Soule’s script for the creation of this issue.

DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 also features new interviews from X-Men and Wolverine’s creators past and present including Wolverine co-creator Len Wein as they all reflect on 40 years of being the best there is at what he does – and the legacy he leaves behind.

FOIL COVER VARIANT

To honor the untimely demise of Wolverine, the most iconic X-Man ever, Marvel is proud to present the all new, exclusively crafted, WEAPON ETCHED HOLO FOIL covers for the DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1-#4. Gorgeously rendered by blockbuster artist Steve McNiven – each WEAPON ETCHED HOLO FOIL wrapped issue of DEATH OF WOLVERINE will be a sight to behold!

“With a huge event like DEATH OF WOLVERINE, we wanted to give retailers and fans a cover that stands out on shelves and really helps to grab your attention,” says Marvel’s SVP of Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Something that says this is an event to behold. Whenever you do any kind of special cover treatment, you want to make sure the story can back it up. Charles & Steve have an epic story planned, and we’re confident that when you crack open DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1, you’ll agree!”

“When Steve McNiven first turned in his cover to DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1, we knew we had something special in our hands,” says Executive Editor Mike Marts. “A cover for the ages. What better way to celebrate this special cover than by giving it the special treatment. Just the other day I saw the process involved in creating this amazing cover—it’s really beautiful. It’s a fantastic way to enhance and showcase this spectacular cover that Steve has drawn.”

JOE QUESADA VARIANT

Joe Quesada Crafts Stunning Variant Cover for DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1! Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Marvel Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada’s jaw dropping variant cover to DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 – the story that has the whole world talking! Brought to life in Quesada’s iconic style, this stunning cover features the titular mutant in his final days.

MORTAL VARIANT

Marvel is proud to officially unveil the ‘Mortal Variant’ to DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1! Gorgeously rendered by superstar artist Ed McGuinness, the cover captures Logan as he reaches the end of his long life. This jaw-dropping cover can be ordered through the previously announced Exchangeability program.

CANADA VARIANTS

Born in Alberta, Canada, James Howlett has always been proud to call himself a Canadian!

Marvel is proud to unveil “Canada Variants” for all four issues of the highly-anticipated DEATH OF WOLVERINE series! Each cover features stunning cover art gorgeously rendered by Steve McNiven and proudly displays the Maple Leaf flag of Logan’s proud home and native land of Canada.

This version of J'onn J'onzz is also no longer part of continuity, either, but I can't remember if these are good stories or not. Since I can't remember, probably not.

I'm going to disagree with you here, Cap.  I loved the Ostrander/Mandrake Martian Manhunter series.  It's one of the few (only?) times he's worked as a solo star.  They have fun playing with his multiple secret identities and in this volume, they bring back J'emm, Son of Saturn.  It's good, clean superhero fun!  

FIGMENT #2 (3RD PTG)

Writer: JIM ZUB

Art: FILIPE ANDRADE

Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

32 PGS / All Ages / $3.99

Fan-favorite writer Jim Zub (Skullkickers), artist Filipe Andrade (Captain Marvel), and colorist Jean-Francois Beaulieu continue their journey into imagination that has fans raving as they reveal the never-before-told origins of the enigmatic inventor known as Dreamfinder and his purple dragon companion Figment!

Elements based on Figment © Disney

FIGMENT #4 (OF 5)

Writer: JIM ZUB

Art: FILIPE ANDRADE

Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

REVEALING THE ORIGINS OF ONE OF DISNEY’S MOST IMAGINATIVE CHARACTERS!

32 PGS / All Ages / $3.99

• An all-new steampunk fantasy story exploring the never-before-revealed first adventure of the inventor known as Dreamfinder and his famous dragon Figment!

• Clockwork Control invades London while Blair and Figment are trapped within the Nightmare Nation! Our intrepid explorers must find the power to escape or be lost inside their deepest fears forever!

• Acclaimed creators Jim Zub (Skullkickers) and Filipe Andrade (CAPTAIN MARVEL) give a Marvel spin to the mind-expanding attraction Journey Into Imagination!

Elements based on Figment © Disney

HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL #0 (of 4)

Written by GERRY DUGGAN

Art by MATTEO LOLLI

Cover by JAMES HARREN

40 PGS / Rated T / $4.99

HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL VS. CRIME

Meet Hawkeye: Ladies man (“ladies man” because the ladies love to hate this man), crossbow crusader and, most importantly, Avenger. He’s the only guy on the team without any powers, though, so cut him a little slack.

Then there’s Deadpool (MR. Deadpool to you, skippy) -- the regeneratin’ degenerate. You can shoot him, stab him, and make with the punchy-punchy right in his face, but nothing can keep the Merc with a Mouth down.

This September, the Avenging Archer takes on the Merc With a Mouth in a confrontation for the history books in HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL #0 – the first issue in a new limited series from critically-acclaimed Deadpool scribe Gerry Duggan and artist Matteo Lolli! This is the Hawkeye & Deadpool comic 75 years in the making! Give or take 75 years! A Halloween murder mystery and a S.H.I.E.L.D. espionage mission is about to send these two on a collision course with destiny – and each other! Not to mention the desire to one-up the other!

“There is a real threat,” says series writer Gerry Duggan, in an interview with Marvel.com. “There’s a very important thumb drive that’s missing, containing details on the personal and family lives of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. When different organizations hear about this, it becomes a bit of a dog pile.”

“There’s an expectation, too, with a title like HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL, that there will be a confrontation between these two,” continues Duggan. “I think we make that happen in a smart way. It’s not the same old take on the misunderstanding that often sends two heroes into conflict. We have a twist on that.”

Long ago, champions emerged to fight the evil that plagued humanity. Champions that fought for salvation, for all that was good and just in the world. Kind, generous and self-sacrificing – they were heroes. These are not those heroes. … Who will win in this titanic clash of Avenger & X-Man? Two men enter. One man leaves. Then shortly after, the other man leaves! It all kicks off this September in HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL #0!

INFINITY (TPB)

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN

Penciled by JIM CHEUNG, JEROME OPENA, DUSTIN WEAVER, MIKE DEODATO JR. & LEINIL FRANCIS YU

Cover by ADAM KUBERT

592 PGS / Rated T+ / $49.99

To save the world from ever-greater dangers, the Avengers got bigger. Yet when the oldest race in the universe marks Earth for destruction, it’s time for Captain America to think grander still. As the most powerful Avengers team ever assembled heads into space to join an intergalactic alliance against the ancient Builders, an old enemy deems their home unprotected. Thanos, the Mad Titan, unleashes his forces on Earth in the latest chapter of his endless quest for death. But even a world without Avengers has its defenders. Among them, the secret cabal of history-shapers known as the Illuminati — a group riven with internal conflict already confronting another planet-ending crisis. As Earth’s Mightiest Heroes wage war on multiple fronts, their battle for Infinity threatens to descend into Inhumanity. Collecting INFINITY #1-6, NEW AVENGERS (2013) #7-12 and AVENGERS (2012) #14-23.

IRON FIST: THE LIVING WEAPON #6

Writer/Art/Cover: KAARE ANDREWS

32 PGS/ Rated T+ / $3.99

• A figure from Danny’s past comes to his aid, but is the Iron Fist broken beyond repair?

• A new hope is born, with talons and fire.

• Is their new life for K’un Lun, or a fate worse than death?

KICK-ASS 3 (PREMIERE HC)

Writer: MARK MILLAR

Art/Cover: JOHN ROMITA JR.

184 PGS / Mature / $24.99

Trim size: standard

The grand finale of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s blockbuster! With Hit-Girl in jail, it falls to Kick-Ass to lead the super-hero team Justice Forever. But superheroes have been outlawed, leaving Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl to dodge both cops and some terrifying new foes! For the first time, Kick-Ass begins to doubt. Is he in too deep to get out? Meanwhile, Hit-Girl starts running all the gangs in the joint, and a broken Red Mist gets an education from a terrifying crime boss. Soon every costumed superhero is not only running from the law ... they’re running for their lives. As the body count rises, Kick-Ass must decide if bringing justice to the city is truly worth the ultimate price. Plus: The flashback you’ve all been waiting for -- the secret origin of Hit-Girl! How does little Mindy McCready earn her assassin stripes? Find out as KICK-ASS comes to its epic conclusion! Collecting KICK-ASS 3 #1-8.

LEGENDARY STAR-LORD #3

Written by SAM HUMPHRIES

Art & Cover by PACO MEDINA

Variant Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

32 PGS / Rated T / $3.99

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at LEGENDARY STAR-LORD #3 -- the next issue in the hit new series from the fan-favorite creative team of Sam Humphries & Paco Medina! On the run across the cosmos -- Peter Quill has landed in the clutches of the Badoon! Not really a great showing for the legendary space outlaw. Not to mention sharing a cell with a Spartax criminal and a Badoon child are not his idea of a good time. Luckily Peter’s got an ace up his sleeve -- and her name is Kitty Pryde! But how? She’s on Earth! Wait and see, True Believer! Plus -- who is the mysterious crime boss known as Mr. Knife and what does he want with the Legendary Star-Lord? Strap in and blast off for another out of this world issue when LEGENDARY STAR-LORD #3 hits comic shops and digital devices this September! 

MIRACLEMAN #10

Writer: THE ORIGINAL WRITER

Art/Cover: RICK VEITCH

Variant Cover by JOE QUINONES

Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN

48 PGS / Parental Advisory / $4.99

• Mike and Liz Moran are now parents to a talking newborn miraclebaby. Their surprises have just begun.

• Two strange alien figures are tracking the subjects of Project Zarathustra. Who are they and how are they connected to Miracleman’s origin?

• Johnny Bates fights back against Kid Miracleman, making a decision that will have epic repercussions.

• Including material originally presented in MIRACLEMAN (1985) #10, plus bonus content.

NOTE: This issue will be Polybagged

MARVEL FAMOUS FIRSTS: 75TH ANNIVERSARY MASTERWORKS SLIPCASE SET

Writer/Art: Various

All Ages / $500.00

Trim size: 13 x 11-1/2 x 7-5/8

In celebration of its 75th Anniversary, Marvel Comics proudly presents this deluxe collection of its 10 mightiest Masterworks hardcovers -- plus the all-new, long-in-demand NOT BRAND ECHH VOL. 1 and the AVENGERS 75TH ANNIVERSARY BY ALEX ROSS POSTER signed by none other than Stan “The Man” Lee! Each titanic tome in this limited-edition boxed set features a newly designed cover treatment and interlocking spine artwork, and the slipcase itself is patterned after stately Avengers Mansion! Order yours today, True Believer, while supplies last!

“This is one of the most epic collections Marvel has ever compiled. Not only do these Masterworks retell the origins of Marvel’s iconic heroes, but they are collected and presented in a gorgeous slipcase built to resemble the historic Avengers Mansion,” says David Gabriel, SVP Sales and Marketing. “If that wasn’t enough, this collection is coupled with a beautiful poster signed by Stan Lee. It doesn’t get grander then this!”

Each titanic tome in this limited-edition boxed set features a newly designed cover treatment and interlocking spine artwork, and the slipcase itself is patterned after stately Avengers Mansion!

Slipcase set includes:

• CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 1 HC

264 PGS, collecting TALES OF SUSPENSE #59-81.

• DAREDEVIL VOL. 1 HC

256 PGS, collecting DAREDEVIL #1-11.

• DOCTOR STRANGE VOL. 1 HC

328 PGS, collecting STRANGE TALES #110-111 and #114-141, and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #2.

• THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1 HC

272 PGS, collecting AMAZING FANTASY #15 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1-10.

• THE AVENGERS VOL. 1 HC

248 PGS, collecting AVENGERS #1-10.

• THE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 1 HC

272 PGS./Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR #1-10.

• THE INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 1 HC

176 PGS, collecting HULK #1-6.

• THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN VOL. 1 HC

208 PGS, collecting TALES OF SUSPENSE #39-50

• THE MIGHTY THOR VOL. 1 HC

280 PGS, collecting JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #83-100

• THE X-MEN VOL. 1 HC

248 PGS, collecting X-MEN #1-10

• NOT BRAND ECHH VOL. 1 HC

456 PGS, collecting NOT BRAND ECHH (1967) #1-13 and material from DAREDEVIL ANNUAL (1967) #1, FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL (1963) #5, SGT. FURY ANNUAL (1965) #4, AVENGERS ANNUAL (1967) #2 & AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL (1964) #5

For more on Marvel’s 75th Anniversary, please visit marvel.com/75, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/marvel and join in the conversation on Twitter with #marvel and don’t forget to follow us at @marvel.

MOON KNIGHT #7

Written by BRIAN WOOD

Art by GREG SMALLWOOD

Cover by DECLAN SHALVEY

Personality Variant by DECLAN SHALVEY

32 PGS / Rated T+ / $3.99

The hit series continues with a new creative team & a bold new direction this September in MOON KNIGHT #7! Eisner-award nominee Brian Wood (DMZ, X-Men) and critically-acclaimed artist Greg Smallwood (Dream Thief) pick up the reigns from Ellis & Shalvey and kick off the next era of Moon Knight with a bang and a blackout! Using all his cunning and gadgets, Moon Knight pursues a dangerous new foe through the  darkened streets of NYC!  Plus, those questions you’ve had since way back in Moon Knight #1? Answers will be revealed! The ‘weird crime’ smash-hit continues this September in MOON KNIGHT #7!

ORIGINAL SIN #3 (2ND PTG)

Writer: JASON AARON

Art: MIKE DEODATA

Cover: JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO

32 PGS / Rated T+ / $3.99

The Inhumans! The Young Avengers confront The Hood! And J. Jonah Jameson's Original Sin revealed! 

ORIGINAL SIN #5.2 (2ND PTG)

Writers: JASON AARON, AL EWING

Art: SIMONE BIANCHI, LEE GARBETT

Cover: DALE KEOWN

32 PGS / Rated T+ / $3.99

Thor: The Tenth Realm -- Thanks to the events of Original Sin, the deepest secret of the Nine Realms is revealed ... a Tenth Realm! Thor and Loki embark on a quest to discover this strange new world -- and the sister Thor never knew he had ... Angela! But can Loki be trusted? And will brother and sister murder each other before the truth comes out?

ORIGINAL SIN #8 (of 8)

Writer: JASON AARON

Art: MIKE DEODATO

Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO

Variant Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO

Interlocking Battle Variant by ARTHUR ADAMS

Teaser Variant by JEUN-SIIK AHN

40 PGS / Rated T+ / $4.99

The Final Judgment!

IIt’s all been building to this! Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look at ORIGINAL SIN #8 – the epic final issue from New York Times Bestselling creators Jason Aaron (Thor: God of Thunder, Wolverine & The X-Men) and Mike Deodato (Avengers, New Avengers)! The truth behind Dr. Midas’ gambit, Old Nick Fury’s betrayal, the evolution of the Orb and the secrets the Watcher held will be revealed as the remaining pieces of the puzzle fall into place in this can’t miss finale!

Drained of the Infinity Formula, Nick Fury is dying. Aging rapidly and uncontrollably. In his time as the “man on the wall,” he has survived protecting Earth in secret against monsters, demons and other unseen threats. Yet even he cannot escape old age. But the battle-hardened former director of S.H.I.E.L.D. will not go down without a fight! He’ll fight to his last breath to protect the Marvel Universe from what’s coming – even if it means going through the Avengers to do it!

Yet nothing could prepare them for what’s next. Amidst the chaos and rage of battle, more Watchers have descended upon the moon! Not to observe, but to render judgment on Uatu’s killer! This is it – all your questions will be answered! And the Marvel Universe will tremble at the truth!

Who will watch us now? Don’t miss the heart-stopping conclusion that will leave the Marvel Universe torn asunder! Open your eyes wide when ORIGINAL SIN #8 hits comic shops and digital devices in September!

Everybody has one. This is Marvel’s ORIGINAL SIN!

Every issue of ORIGINAL SIN includes a code for a free digital copy of that same comic on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices. Additionally, each issue of ORIGINAL SIN features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

OZ OMNIBUS (HC)

Writer: ERIC SHANOWER

Pencila: SKOTTIE YOUNG

Cover: SKOTTIE YOUNG

1096 PGS / All Ages / $125

Trim size: oversized

L. Frank Baum’s magical world of Oz comes to life like never before, courtesy of the Eisner Award-winning team of Eric Shanower and Skottie Young! Join Kansas farmgirl Dorothy (and her little dog Toto), Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, Cowardly Lion, Glinda the Good Witch, young Tip, Jack Pumpkinhead, Sawhorse, Queen Ozma, Button-Bright and more -- and don’t forget the Wonderful Wizard of Oz himself -- as they explore the marvelous land of Oz; travel the Yellow Brick Road; and defend the Emerald City against the Wicked Witch of the West, Mombi, Jinjur, the evil Nome King and more! Collecting WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ #1-8, MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #1-8, OZMA OF OZ #1-8, DOROTHY & THE WIZARD IN OZ #1-8, ROAD TO OZ #1-6, EMERALD CITY OF OZ #1-5, MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: WIZARD OF OZ SKETCHBOOK and OZ PRIMER.

THE PUNISHER #10

Writer: NATHAN EDMONDSON

Art/Cover: MITCH GERADS

32 PGS / Parental Advisory / $3.99

• THE PUNISHER gets incarcerated in a South American prison! Surely he’ll be a model inmate.

• With Frank locked up, who is cleaning up the streets of Los Angeles?

• L.A. has a new crime lord with a personal vendetta against Frank Castle -- and with The Punisher gone, it’s open season on the police in LA.

REVENGE: THE SECRET ORIGIN OF EMILY THORNE (PREMIERE HC)

Written by ERICA SCHULTZ

Plot by TED SULLIVAN

Art by VINCENZO BALZANO

Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

112 PGS/ Rated T+ / $24.99

Marvel Entertainment and ABC Studios are proud to announce REVENGE: THE SECRET ORIGIN OF EMILY THORNE, an all-new graphic novel inspired by ABC’s popular television series, Revenge. This 112-page hardcover hits comic shops and bookstores everywhere on September 3rd, 2014.

In Revenge, Emily Thorne is a recent addition to the Hamptons social scene -- a beautiful, wealthy woman who appears to be nothing more than a good-natured philanthropist. She’s moved next door to the powerful Grayson family, and has begun immersing herself in their world.

But there is more to this girl than meets the eye.

Emily Thorne’s real name is Amanda Clarke. At the age of nine, the Graysons and their elite social circle framed Amanda’s father for a horrific crime he didn’t commit. Now, 20 years later, Amanda has returned under an assumed identity to wreak havoc on the lives of those who stole her childhood and betrayed her father.

REVENGE: THE SECRET ORIGIN OF EMILY THORNE follows Amanda as she sets out on her first mission of revenge. After training in Japan, the untested heroine finds herself infiltrating a high society of excess and intrigue in Geneva, Switzerland. There, she uncovers new secrets about her past while preparing for her future.

However, it’s a future that will be short-lived unless Amanda can figure out a way to take down a surprising enemy with ties to the same people who destroyed her life.

REVENGE: THE SECRET ORIGIN OF EMILY THORNE brings together the best creators in the industry including Revenge series writer Ted Sullivan, writer Erica Schultz (M3), interior artist Vincenzo Balzano with cover artist Dustin Nguyen (Batman, American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares).

Emily’s meticulous and vengeful path was not without a learning curve. Writer Erica Schultz says, “This story takes us way back to before Emily had any experience in her ‘takedowns.' She makes mistakes. She learns from some of them, but, as you'll see, she has a hard time learning some lessons and fans of the show will be pleased to pick up on a few Easter eggs hidden here and there.”

“Emily is a comic book character!” exclaims Revenge series writer Ted Sullivan. “She has a secret identity. She’s poses as a rich socialite who exacts revenge for a childhood tragedy. Even her famous dark 'hoodie' is a type of superhero costume. She has all the classic comic book tropes that make her and her adventures a perfect fit for an original graphic novel with Marvel.”

With a mix of action, suspense, romance and revelations, REVENGE: THE SECRET ORIGIN OF EMILY THORNE is a thrilling ride into the previously unexplored past of television’s most dynamic – and dangerous – girl next door.

Revenge airs Sundays at 10 p.m. Eastern on The ABC Television Network. Revenge stars Emily VanCamp as Amanda Clarke/Emily Thorne, Madeleine Stowe as Victoria Grayson, Gabriel Mann as Nolan Ross, Henry Czerny as Conrad Grayson, Josh Bowman as Daniel Grayson, Nick Weschler as Jack Porter, Christa B. Allen as Charlotte Clarke and Barry Sloane as Aiden Mathis. Revenge is executive-produced by Sunil Nayar, Marty Bowen & Wyck Godfrey and Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts. The series, created by Mike Kelley, is produced by ABC Studios.

© 2014 ABC Studios

ROCKET RACCOON #3

Writer/Art/Cover: SKOTTIE YOUNG

Variant by TBA

32 PGS / Rated T / $3.99

• Everyone’s favorite pistol-packin’ procyon* finally finds himself face-to-face with the intergalactic imposter.

• It’s macho ado about everything as Macho Gomez guest-stars and the Ex-Terminators are hot on Rocket’s tail!

*Procyon is the scientific term for raccoon, obviously.

SHE-HULK #8

Writer: CHARLES SOULE

Art: JAVIER PULIDO

Cover by KEVIN P. WADA

32 PGS / Rated T+ / $2.99

• Charles Soule and Javier Pulido’s acclaimed run continues!

• She-Hulk takes on a new client: CAPTAIN AMERICA!

• Meanwhile, Patsy does a little digging on the Blue File

SPIDER-MAN 2099 #3

Writer: PETER DAVID

Art: WILLIAM SLINEY

Cover by Francesco Mattina

32 PGS / Rated T / $3.99

• Miguel’s uneasy arrangement with Alchemax lands him in a literal war zone!

• And his very existence is once again threatened when Tiberious Stone is taken hostage!

• Plus: a classic Spider-Man villain faces the future’s Spider-Man!

THE SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN #15

Writer: NICK SPENCER

Art/Cover: STEVE LIEBER

32 PGS / Rated T+ / $3.99

Still not CANCELLED!

• GANG WAR begins here. You know it’s a big deal because we put it in caps!

• Everyone gets in a big fight over the head of Silvio Silvermane. Lives are lost, feelings are hurt, and car keys get misplaced!

UNCANNY X-MEN #23 (2ND PTG)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art: KRIS ANKA

Cover: CHRIS BACHALO

32 PGS / Rated T+ / $3.99

Original Sin tie-in! Charles Xavier's last will and testament is discovered. But is something concealed within the pages that might be the X-Men's ultimate undoing?

UNCANNY X-MEN #25

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Variant by Phantom City Creative

32 PGS / Rated T+ / $3.99

ORIGINAL SIN tie-in!

This September, the secrets of the greatest champion for mutant/human relations come to light in the oversized UNCANNY X-MEN #25 -- the shocking finale of The Last Will & Testament of Charles Xavier! Superstar creators Brian Michael Bendis & Chris Bachalo unearth a devastating secret of their former mentor that will send shock waves through both camps of X-Men! What has Xavier been hiding? A mutant so powerful their very existence was a threat to mutant’s way of life. A destructive force so powerful they would’ve wiped out any chance of a peaceful coexistence between humans and mutants. An unstoppable power now unleashed in the wake of Xavier’s death! Against such overwhelming power, the splintered squads of X-Men must unite if they have any hope of stopping it. And the story of how it came to be will cast a new light on their beloved teacher – and the depths he would go to protect mutant/human relations. Witness Xavier’s final “gift” to his children, but will it be their undoing? Find out when The Last Will & Testament of Charles Xavier comes to its staggering conclusion in UNCANNY X-MEN #25!

 

WOLVERINE #10 (2ND PTG)

Writer: PAUL CORNELL

Art: PETE WOODS

Cover: STEVE McNIVEN

32 PGS / $3.99

It's the beginning of the end for Wolverine! Logan comes clean to his old friends as Sabretooth marks Wolverine's new love Pinch for death! Pete Woods (Detective Comics) joins Paul Cornell as Logan enters his most dire hour!

X-MEN #19

Writer: MARC GUGGENHEIM

Art: HARVEY TOLIBAO )

Cover by TERRY DODSON

32 PGS / Rated T+ / $3.99

• With S.W.O.R.D.’s orbital headquarters, the Peak, literally hanging in the balance, the X-Men race into deep space to find the source of the new threat that’s emerged from the abyss.

• But little do they suspect that lurking in the shadows of the Acanti Skunkworks, a conspiracy is waiting to entangle them …

• And what’s worse is that it’s a conspiracy that has connections to the deaths of Rachel Grey’s family!

VALIANT COMICS

THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5)

Written by JEN VAN METER

Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE

Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

Blank Cover Variant also available

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.

Written by Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages); Art by Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil)!

Death was just the beginning …

World-renowned parapsychologist Dr. Mirage talks to the dead … but the only spirit Shan Fong can’t find is that of her late husband, Hwen. Instead, America’s favorite semi-retired paranormal investigator is haunted and raw, using her gift to solve homicides and bring peace to the recently bereaved. But when a big-time occultist with a classified military past hires her for a special job, Shan discovers a lead that might close the greatest mystery she’s ever tackled – how to get Hwen back. Now, Doctor Mirage must enter the undiscovered country and cross all the realms of the underworld, if she has any hope of rescuing the man she loves … or be forever lost beyond the earthly plane.

"We started [by] talking about the afterlife and where the spirits go and the structure of the world outside this world for the Valiant Universe. … There's tons of possibilities. What we are looking to do is send [Shan] on this grand quest that also loops back into building on what this relationship was in her past with her dead husband and what it would mean to try and get him back," writer Jen Van Meter told Comic Book Resources.

"VALIANT FIRST came out of something fascinating that we've heard over and over again from our fans and retail partners. Not only did they tell us that they were now buying Valiant books as ferociously as the mainstays of the industry, but that the books they were most excited for, the books they reached for first were Valiant," said Valiant CEO and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.

“With VALIANT FIRST, we're committing to telling even better stories in 2014 and helping even more fans get Valiant titles into their comic stack. With an exciting line-up of new series and creative talent backing us up, VALIANT FIRST is all about making sure that when fans consider the best comics on the market today, they think of VALIANT FIRST.”

In the coming weeks, Valiant will also be announcing a number of sales incentives and promotional offerings -- the largest in Valiant's history -- for comic shops worldwide to coincide with the launch of each VALIANT FIRST title.

"Over the next year, we'll be working one-on-one with retailers to put our books in customer hands, and to generate new fans with each release. Already, we're planning to introduce an expansive array of sales incentives, returnability offerings, and promotional materials. Look for details to follow as VALIANT FIRST hits the ground running," said Hunter Gorinson, Valiant's Director of Marketing, Communications & Digital Media.

For sneak peeks inside each monumental VALIANT FIRST release, follow VALIANT FIRST on Tumblr at ValiantFirst.tumblr.com for exclusive looks at costume designs, in-process artwork, and more top secret snippets from Valiant HQ! In 2014, when you're looking for the most exciting books on the stands, look for VALIANT FIRST!

      

 

 

THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 PLUS EDITION

Written by JEN VAN METER with TIM SIEDELL

Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE with RAUL ALLEN, WILFREDO TORRES, and DYLAN TODD

Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

$4.99 | T+ | 48 pgs.

For Valiant’s dedicated pullbox customers, discover the dark world of Dr. Mirage with a special expanded edition of THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE #1 (of 5) -- available by pre-order only!

Featuring more than 15 pages of material that won’t be collected for the trade, including an all-new comic story featuring the adventures of World War II-era occult secret agent; a handbook-style guide to the shadowy citizens, soul-eating beasts and malevolent demons of the Deadside; and much more!

 

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