Superman’s dying, and you never guess who’s killing him! Peter Parker seems like he’s ready for a comeback! And He-Man faces a foe more dangerous than he’s ever encountered, all in This Week’s Comics!
• House of Gold and Bones #1: Slipknot’s Corey Taylor pens this tale of a man named Human, chased in an alternate reality by a being called Alien.
• Other releases: Black Beetle #3, B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth #106, Conan the Barbarian #15, Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin #1.
• He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #1: He-Man returns in a new monthly comic, which finds the Sorceress dead and the forces of Hordak invading Eternia.
• Nightwing #19: Can the Joker be back to torment Dick already?
• Justice League #19: Somebody uses kryptonite on Superman. Hey, don’t shoot the messenger, that’s all that DC says about the issue.
• Other releases: Batman Beyond Unlimited #15, Batwoman #19, Birds of Prey #19, Catwoman #19, DC Universe Presents #19, Fables #128, Green Lantern: New Guardians #19, JSA: Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull #5, Legion of Super Heroes #19, Nightwing #19, Red Hood and the Outlaws #19, Supergirl #19, Sword of Sorcery #19, Wonder Woman #19.
• My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #6: Nightmare Moon returns! It’s a (insert horse pun here) disaster!
• Magic: The Gathering: Path of Vengeance #4: Dack Fayden confronts Sifa Grent with the fate of Rivnica in the balance, and also other proper nouns.
• Other releases: Danger Girl: Trinity #1, Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #4, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #189, Godzilla #11, Judge Dredd #6, Popeye #9, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #50, Transformers: Robots in Disguise #16, Vitriol the Hunter #3.
• Thief of Thieves #13: Conrad and Augustus’ first heist has gone to hell; now the only question is if either of them will live to steal again.
• Cyber Force #4: Ripclaw has resurrected Cyber Force, but they are still trapped in a city run by a man who wants them dead.
• Other releases: Chew #33, Danger Club #5, Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray #2, Hoax Hunters #9, It Girl and the Atomics #9, Depressed Little Boy #16, Mara #4, Miniature Jesus #1, Revival #9, Todd, the Ugliest Kid on Earth #4.
• Superior Spider-Man #8: Peter Parker fights to regain control of his body, but in order to save the life of another of his greatest foes.
• Age of Ultron #6: The broken Captain America takes the fight to Ultron, and Wolverine makes a decision that will shock the Marvel Universe to its core, like these decisions are wont to do.
• Nova #3: Gamora and Rocket Raccoon help the new Nova train; hope he survives the experience.
• Captain America #6: Marvel’s summary is, I shit you not, “teve Rogers is dead—long live Captain Zola! A traitor strikes. Arnim Zola gets everything he wants.” Yikes.
• Other releases: Astonishing X-Men #61, Cable and X-Force #7, Captain Marvel #12, Daredevil #25, Daredevil: End of Days #7, Dark Avengers #189, Iron Man #8, Savage Wolverine #4, Thunderbolts #8, Ultimate Comics Wolverine #3, Venom #34, Wolverine and the X-Men #27, X-Factor #9.
• Atomic Robo Real Science Adventures #7: Nikola Tesla and his Centurions of Science try to prevent the overthrow of the U.S. government.
• X-O Manowar #12: Aric takes the fight to the planet of the Loam, apparently not realizing it’s called “Planet Death.”
• Other releases: Bionic Man Vs. Bionic Woman #4, Bloodshot #10, Crossed Badlands #27, Dark Shadows: Year One #27, Green Hornet #35, Idolized #5, Jennifer Blood: First Blood #4, Jirni #1, Lookouts: Riddle Vol. 1 #5, Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath #6, Pathfinder #6, Red Sonja #74, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time: The Eye of the World #34, The Shadow: Year One #2, The Simpsons Comics #201, Victorian Secret Agents #1.
Trade Paperbacks and Hardcovers
• Aliens: Inhuman Condition, Angel & Faith Vol. 3: Family Reunion, Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison, Star Wars: Knight Errant Vol. 3: Escape.
• Marshal Law: The Deluxe Edition: Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill’s brutal, dark and funny punk takedown of the ‘80s superhero genre and U.S. government policy gets the ultimate collection.
• Dial H Vol. 1: Into You: The critically acclaimed (and low-selling, sigh) tale of a schlub who finds a phone that turns him into the most insane superheroes you’ve ever seen — and the interdimensional spirit that wants him dead.
• Other releases: Birds of Prey Vol. 2: Your Kiss Might Kill, Frankenstein: Agent of Shade Vol. 2: Secrets Dead, House of Secrets Omnibus, Smallville Season 11 Vol. 1: The Guardian.
• Mars Attacks IDW: The war-crazed Martians invade the worlds of the Transformers, the Ghostbusters, Popeye and more in this truly bizarre collection.
• Transfusion: In the future, humans will be hunted for their blood, but not by vampires — by machines and monsters.
• Other releases: Doctor Who Vol.3, G.I. Joe/Cobra: Oktober Guard, Popeye Classics Vol. 1, Transformers: Robots in Disguise Vol. 3.
• Happy: An alcoholic hit man faces off against a child killer in a Santa suit while the cops and the mob hunt him down.
• Hack/Slash Vol. 12: Collecting the stories of guest stars Justin Jordan, James Lowder and more.
• Other releases: The Darkness: Rebirth Vol. 2, Harvest, Manhattan Projects Vol. 2, Witchblade: Day of the Outlaw.
• Avengers Premiere Vol. 1: Avengers World: The first collection of Jonathan Hickman’s new Avengers comic, as Captain America forms a new team to stop threats across the universe.
• Scarlet Spider Vol. 2: Lone Star: The Spider teams up with the Rangers to protect the Roxxon corporation from Mammon.
• Other releases: Age of Apocalypse Vol. 2: Weapon Omega, Avengers Vs. X-Men: Legacy, Iron Man 2020, Uncanny X-Men: Complete Matt Fraction Collection Vol. 2, Venom: Devils Pack, X-Men: Legacy Vol.1: Prodigal.
• Bart Simpson: Big Shot, Blake and Mortimer Vol. 10: Sarcophagi of the Sixth Continent, H.P. Lovecraft’s Case of Charles Dexter Ward, Muzz, My Neighbor Totoro Vol. 1, Snow News Day, The Lodger.
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