Welcome to the first edition of our weekly comic pull list! I love my weekly trips to the comic shop on Wednesday, but with so much coming out every week it can be a little overwhelming. So I will be sharing my picks of the week, every week, whether it is comics I am following religiously, or checking out for the first time. Whatever your taste, there will be something here for you!
ACT I: THE RED SUPREMACY • The Red Skull has exploited the gifts of the world’s greatest telepath to broadcast pure hatred across the globe. Now, born of the murder of Charles Xavier, World War Hate has begun. • Tony Stark discovers a secret truth that will upend not only his life, but also the lives of everyone he cares for. • Can The Avengers and X-Men finally unite? Would their combined strength be enough to hold back the darkness of the Red Onslaught? • Magneto murdered the wrong man, releasing the greatest evil the Marvel Universe has ever known. Now Rogue and Scarlet Witch are all that stand in its way.
Trick or treat! It’s Halloween in Brooklyn, and that can only mean one thing — disaster is right around the corner! • Why are the bad guys dressed as good guys? And will Deadpool and Hawkeye kill each other before they figure it out? The blockbuster comic event of the fall returns for its official #1 issue (even though this is really issue 2, but what does a number really even MEAN anyway?)!
Peer over the EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE! • Spidey teams up with Ms. Marvel in a high-flying (stepping in Kamala’s case) adventure! • Who is Spider-UK and what does he have to do with SPIDER-VERSE?
THE DEADLIEST BATTLE OF THE SUPER STREET WAR! • The ALL-NEW ULTIMATES battle the white supremacist meth-head militia, the WATCHDOGS! • Will SCOURGE break free from prison and continue his bloodthirsty mission to rid NYC of all costumed crusaders? • The team’s ultimate nemesis finally strikes, and the team will never be the same again!
IN 7 MONTHS…TIME RUNS OUT!
Carol’s bombastic adventure through space with her pet, Chewie, continues! • Rocket was right, though, Carol Corps! There’s more to Chewie than meets the eye! But, where did the Flerken come from? • Chewie is a Mom… to hundreds. Where was she hiding all those Flerken eggs, and is this the end for Carol and her pet?
Barbara Gordon is no stranger to dusting herself off when disaster strikes… so when a fire destroys everything she owned, she spots the opportunity for a new lease on life — and seizes it! Following the rest of Gotham’s young adults to the hip border district of Burnside, Barbara sets about building an all-new Batgirl… and discovers all-new threats preying on her peers! It’s a re-invention of Batgirl from the boots up, by the incredible creative team of Cameron Stewart (BATMAN INC.), Brenden Fletcher (WEDNESDAY COMICS), and rising star Babs Tarr!
From the superstar creative team that brought you a new start to the Caped Crusader comes the story that could end him. Be there in October for the biggest, deadliest and most epic story yet from writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo – “Batman: Endgame” begins here!
Daniel H. Wilson, New York Times best-selling author of Robopocalypse and Robogenesis, delves into the world of EARTH 2 for the start of a new weekly series that will see the origins of a world much like the New 52 Earth, but yet so different. A world that saw its greatest heroes die – and new ones take their places. A world where Superman became it’ greatest villain, and a man named Zod seeks to save it, along with Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash and other heroes. A world they can only save from the forces of Apokolips through great personal sacrifice! Death and destruction will follow each week, and you’ll never know who will live and who will die! It all begins with this extra-sized debut issue!
“SUPERMAN: DOOMED AFTERMATH”! Diana recovers from the events of DOOMED, and the sacrifices and betrayals made. Is love lost?
Enough is enough! The tensions and anger has been building and they can no longer be held back. It’s Harley vs. Joker’s Daughter in an all-out brawl through the streets of Moscow! Meanwhile, Deadshot has been captured by the Russians and is being tortured for information. How can things get any worse? Deadshot’s about to find out.
For the Rhodes family, losing their son was the most devastating thing that could’ve ever occurred… but it couldn’t prepare them for what happened when he returned. Skybound’s newest original series turns fantasy into reality in this EXTRA-SIZED FIRST ISSUE for just $2.99, by creator/writer JOSH WILLIAMSON (GHOSTED, NAILBITER) and artist ANDREI BRESSAN.
Conflict is the only constant, as the Dimensionauts are embroiled in a brutal war which threatens to engulf the fantastical land they are stranded in. But how can they uncover the horrible truth about the Pillar when every second is a fight to survive?
Dog, Skull, Fist, and Abe Lincoln live in a house, beat the #### out of each other, and frequently humiliate themselves. There is bleeding and sadness; Morrissey would likely approve. The cult hit comedy returns with new stories and a classic in the back. From Eisner/Harvey nominees JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV (The Bunker, I, Vampire) and KODY CHAMBERLAIN (SWEETS, The Ride). Exclusive Variant cover by Eisner Award Winner ROB GUILLORY.
Jon and Suzie have had to deal with a whole lot in their time together but nothing can prepare them for…Robert Rainbow. Actually he’s a pretty cool guy. And that’s the problem. Come along and laff and love with the Eisner Awardnominated SEX CRIMINALS by MATT FRACTION (SATELLITE SAM, HAWKEYE) and special guest artist CHIP ZDARSKY (SPAWN*, THE WALKING DEAD*) *avid reader of
Across the globe, century after century, men and women were burned, drowned, hanged, tortured, imprisoned, persecuted, and murdered for witchcraft. None of them were witches. They died protecting a terrible and hidden truth: witches, real witches, are out there. They are ancient, elusive, and deadly creatures that are rarely seen and even more rarely survived. This October, superstar creators SCOTT SNYDER (SEVERED, Batman) and JOCK (SNAPSHOT, Batman) unveil WYTCHES, and introduce you to a world of unimaginable horror in a special EXTRA-SIZED FIRST ISSUE with 30 pages of story and no ads for just $2.99
People think Abe Sapien’s transformation means he’s connected to the monsters taking over the world. Now, returning to the town where he was shot, and where his transformation began, Abe seeks sanctuary with a strange group of survivors.
As the mercenary crew of the Perses leave the horror of LV-223 behind them, one passenger reveals a terrible new danger, and the crew soon find themselves in a deadly struggle between predator and prey!
The excitement continues as Eisner Award–winning creator Matt Wagner spins a tale from the Golden Age of pulp adventures. The era’s most iconic crime fighter and Master of Darkness, the Shadow, faces a foe who may prove to be his match . . . and more: the masked and mysterious menace known only as Grendel!
Teen psychopath Evil Ernie is dead, resigned to Hell where he belongs. But when reality is threatened by an evil even the Devil can’t handle, he calls on the only weapon that can prevent total megadeath: Evil Ernie himself! Mistress Hel has found new love… three of them! And the antihero to end all antiheroes is the world of Chaos’ only hope.
Magnus discovers an Arctic research station that pre-dates the Age of the Singularity! What horrendous secrets will he discover, what will it mean for human and robotkind… and how do these discoveries continue to unlock The Gold Key Universe?
Is there anything more romantic than the sound of wedding bells and a revving chainsaw? The happy union of timelost bad-ass Ashley J. Williams and lovely maiden Sheila is threatened by an Army-No-Longer-Limited-To-Darkness and their unstoppable leader, The Faceless Man. Will our hero overcome the Deadite hordes and get some sugar? Or will the undead armies force the bride and groom to hail The Faceless One as the king, baby? The ultimate experience in matrimonial horror ends here!
Black Market #4
The worst thing you can do in the black market business is get sloppy, and Ray has found himself at the beck and call of two very crooked cops. With the BioChem noose tightening and the crew forced to nab a Gammalevel Super or face termination, has Ray reached the end of his rope?
Jack Burton’s strange quest may be over, but it resulted in the return of an old nemesis. Burton, Wang, and friends must split up, for an entire army of assassins is out for their blood. For Jack and Wang, that means one thing: road trip!
Descent and peril! Leaving her mortal body in deadly danger, the spirit of Dr. Mirage is about to enter the afterlife’s web of worlds, and begin the fight to win back a partner she thought she’d lost forever. But enemies lie in wait everywhere, and while demons and beasts besiege Mirage in the spirit world, an unexpected new eruption of evil threatens her life on Earth!
The creative team behind Monster & Madman would like to introduce you to the ongoing adventures of retired monster-hunter Frederick Allan and his family… which include a thrill-killer, a witch, and a warlock. Because sometimes crazy is the glue that binds a family together.
The final issue of the Caliban crew’s frightening story delivers a devastating conclusion! Fans have called GARTH ENNIS and FACUNDO PERCIO’s Caliban “the best horror sci-fi since Alien” and the tale has lived up to the hype. Down every alien corridor a hybrid of human and extraterrestrial horror waits to slaughter the unsuspecting. Human kind is all too trusting of the dangers hidden in the limitless depths of space. Now their mistake will usher in a new era of fear and misery unlike anything they’ve ever known. No one is safe in dead space.
Garth Ennis’ War Stories find a new home at Avatar with the launch of this ongoing monthly! Pulling tales from real conflicts throughout modern history, this series is where a master storyteller brings the horrors of war to life in comics. Ennis travels the timeline to pull some of the most harrowing tales of valor and bloodshed from history’s most violent battles with his trademark wit and spot-on dialogue to show the humanity within the inhuman horrors. The first story is Castles in the Sky, a tale of early bomber pilots and their incredibly difficult missions.
That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more weekly comic picks. Enjoy New Comic Wednesday and be sure to support your LCS!