As revealed at Comic-Con, Marvel’s Ultimate Universe is in fior some tough times, but its troubles begin tomorrow when the original 616-universe Galactus stops by for a bite. Plus new Mass Effect, new Fathom, and new Army of Darkness comics
• Gamma: Once the greatest monster trainer in the world, Dusty failed the planet and now gets punched in the face for money. But a mysterious woman may offer him a chance at redemption.
• Mass Effect: Foundation #1: An all-new series set in the universe of the hit scifi videogames! An agent investigates the mining colony of Themis.
• Other releases: Dark Horse Presents #26, Lobster Johnson: Scent of Lotus #1, The Massive $14, Mind MGMT #13, Star Wars Legacy II #5.
• Constantine #5: Constantine takes an interest in Shazam and his powers, revealing that if you put Constantine and Shazam in the same sentence together it sounds really, really weird.
• Justice League Dark #22: The JL Dark fights both Justice Leagues while trying to get to the bottom of the shocking murder in JL #22.
• Batman/Superman #2: Batman and Superman travel Earth 2 and fight, uh, Batman and Superman.
• Other releases: All Star Western #22, Aquaman #22, Arrow #9, Batman: The Dark Knight #22, Catwoman #22, The Flash #22, The Green Team: Teen Trillionaires #3, Larfleeze #2, Red Hood and the Outlaws #22, Superman #22, Superman Unchained: Director’s Cut #1, Talon #10, Teen Titans #22, The Unwritten #51.
• Danger Girl Trinity #4: Abbey, Sydney and Sonja finally come together, but in a deadly trap.
• The Rocketeer and The Spirit: Pulp Friction #1: The two beloved heroes team up for this tale penned by Mark Waid and drawn by Darwin Cooke.
• Other releases: The Crow: Curare #2, Doctor Who Vol. 3 #11, Doomsday.1 #3, Ghostbusters #6, G.I. Joe: Cobra Files #4, Jinnrise #6, Judge Dredd #9, Popeye Classics #12, Star Trek #23, Thumbprint #2, Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters #3, Vitriol the Hunter #6, Wild Blue Yonder #2.
• Bounce #3: Jasper fight a new villain called The Horror, and he more than lives up to his name.
• Dream Merchant #3: A visit to where nightmares are made.
• Other releases: Clone #9, Lazarus #2, Mice Templar IV: Legend #5, Witchblade #168.
• Hunger #1: The Marvel Universe’s Galactus stops by the Ultimate Universe, and thinks it smells delicious.
• Superior Spider-Man #14: Spider-Man decides to shut down Shadowland all by himself.
• Hawkeye Annual #1: Kate Bishop heads to L.A. to get away from Hawkeye, but runs into Madame Masque at her hotel pool.
• Other releases: Captain America #9, Gambit #15, Journey Into Mystery #654, New Avengers #8, Scarlet Spider #19, Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #1, Ultimate Comics X-Men #29, Uncanny Avengers #10, What If? AvX #3, Wolverine #7, Wolverine and the X-Men #33, Young Avengers #8.
• Army of Darkness Vs. Hack/Slash #1: When a Deadite disrupts her attempts at a normal life, Cassie calls on her new partner Ash.
• All New Fathom #1: No longer burdened by the past, Fathom tries to build a new life in San Diego.
• Steam Wars #2: Duchess Imoen and airship captain Lowe hunt for the last Dragoon as the empire’s steam-powered juggernauts continue to march.
• Other releases: Bettie Page in Danger #8, Bloodshot #13, Crossed Badlands #33, Damsels: Mermaids #3, Dark Shadows: Year One #4, Fanboys Vs. Zombies #16, Ferals #16, Garth Ennis’ Red Team #4, Green Hornet #4, Grimm Fairy Tales: Hunters: Shadowlands #3, Grimm Fairy Tales: Robyn Hood: Wanted #3, Grimm Fairy Tales: Wounded Warriors Special, Harbinger #14, Peanuts Vol. 2 #10, Sixth Gun: Sons of the Gun #5, Steed and Mrs. Peel #10, Stitched #15, Tomorrowland #1, Uncanny #2, Warlord of Mars #27.
Trade Paperbacks and Hardcovers
• Creepy Presents Steve Ditko: The co-creator of Spider-Man left superheroes to pen these noir and horror comics in the ‘60s for the legendary Eeric and Creepy magazines.
• Other releases: Star Wars: Agent of the Empire Vol. 2: Hard Targets, Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi Vol. 2: Prisoner of Bogan:
• Fairest Vol. 2: Hidden Kingdom: Rapunzel’s search for her lost children takes her back to the Fabletown of Japan, her former fox-spirit lover and her most dangerous secret.
• Other releases: Camelot 3000, Nightwing Vol. 2: Night of the Owls.
• Locke & Key Treasury Edition: An over-sized version of Joe Hill’s hit suspense/fantasy/horror comic, this time collecting Crown of Shadows.
• Other releases: Godzilla Vol. 3, Popeye Vol. 3.
• Infinity Incoming: Everything you need to know about the Inhumans, Thanos, the Illuminati and more before Marvel’s Infinity event later this year.
• Marvel Masterworks Golden Age All-Winners Vol. 1: Captain America, Buckey, the Sub-mariner, the original Human Torch and the other Timely Comics heroes join together to fight the Nazi menace in this 1941 comic series.
• Kick-Ass 2 Prelude: Hit-Girl: Hit-Girl agrees to train Kick-Ass as long as he teaches her how to fit in at school.
• Other releases: Avengers Vol. 5, Avengers: Heavy Metal, Fantastic Four: Crusaders and Titans, The Tower Chronicles Book One: Geisthawk, X-Men: X-Termination, X-Treme X-Men Vol. 2: You Can’t Go Home Again.
• Archer & Armstrong: Eternal Warrior: Archer is targeted by none-other than Armstrong’s uber-dangerous, completely humorless brother the Eternal Warrior.
• Monster on the Hill: In 1860s England, small towns use the monsters as mascots. But one town’s monster isn’t up to snuff…
• Wars in Toyland: Carried into Toyland by his own toy soldiers, a young boys learns his brother may be imprisoned by a brutal dictator/teddy bear.
• Other releases: 10th Muse Vol. 1, Asterix Omnibus Vol. 6-7, Black Butler Vol. 14, Doubt Omnibus Vol. 2, I’ll Give It My All Tomorrow Vol. 5, Is This a Zombie? Vol. 5, K-On: College Vol. 1, Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Vol. 1, Kozmik, Last of the Mohicans, Missions of Love Vol. 4, Nabari no Ou Vol. 14, Porcelain, Reason for Dragons, Soul Eater Vol. 15, The Spider: Extreme Prejudice, Sunderkaand: Triumph of Hanuman, The Domain, Until Death Do Us Part Vol. 4.