This Week’s Comics: What the heck are the Guardians of the Galaxy doing?S

The Guardians of the Galaxy return to the Marvel universe in anticipation of their major hit movie! Image's hit Morning Glories ends its first volume, while Hack/Slash has a bloody finale! And beloved Buffy writer Jane Espenson's web series Husbands gets graphically noveled, all in this week's comics!

New Issues

Dark Horse:

Dragon Age: Until We Sleep #1: Based on the hit fantasy RPG. King Alisdair leads his friends and troops to battle the evil wizard who kidnapped his father.

BPRD: Vampire #1: In this sequel to BPRD 1948, one lone BPRD agent goes on a quest for vengeance against a clan of vampires.

Angel and Faith #20: When Angel gets sidetracked trying to resurrect Giles, it forces Faith and Spike into an unlikely alliance.

• Other: The Answer #3, Criminal Macabre: Final Night #4, The Massive #10, Mr. X: Hard Candy, Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi: Prisoner of Bogan #4.

This Week’s Comics: What the heck are the Guardians of the Galaxy doing?S

DC:

All-Star Western #18: Jonah Hex is hired to rescue Alan Wayne’s wife Catherine, but Vandal Savage stands in the way.

Aquaman #18: Aquaman takes his throne, but is Atlantis strong enough to survive the war it just waged?

Batman Inc. #9: Batman continues to handle handle Damian Wayne’s death particularly well.

Time Warp #1: Vertigo’s newest sci-fi anthology, including a story by Damon Lindelof.

• Other: Arrow #5, Batman: The Dark Knight #18, Flash #18, Fury of Firestorm #18, I Vampire #18, Injustice: Gods Among Us #3, Justice League Dark #18, Red Lanterns #18, Superman #18, Superman Family Adventures #11, Teen Titans #18, The Unwritten #47.

IDW:

Locke and Key Omega #4: The senior class of Lovecraft Academy continues to be in mortal peril.

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #5: A new danger arrives for the Mane Six.

• Other: Borderlands Origins #1, Doctor Who #7, Judge Dredd #5, Star Trek #19, Transformers: Robots in Disguise #15, Transfusion #3, Vitriol the Hunter #2.

This Week’s Comics: What the heck are the Guardians of the Galaxy doing?S

Image:

Hack/Slash #25: Cassie fights Samhain in this blood-soaked, gore splattered finale to the hit horror series.

Morning Glories #25: A double-sized issue and the “season one” finale!

Clone #5: The first Clone saga comes to an end as Luke Taylor leads the rebels to war.

• Other: Dia de los Muertos #2, East of West #1, Five Weapons #2, Fatale #13, Legend of Luthor Strode #4, Planetoid #5, Savage Skullkickers #1, Think Tank #6.

Marvel:

Guardians of the Galaxy #1: The long-awaited returnof Marvel’s greatest spacefarers arrives! Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and the rest need to figure out who put Earth off-limits — and why.

Uncanny Avengers #5: Wasp, sunfire and Wonder Man join the team just as Havok has leadership troubles and Grim Reaper strikes.

Uncanny X-Force #3: Bishop defeats X-Force. ‘Nuff said.

Morbius the Living Vampire #3: Morbius must hide his identify from the city that is hunting them as well as the two people closest to him.

• Other: A Plus X #6, Age of Ultron #3, Astonishing X-Men #60, Deadpool Killustrated #3, FF #5, Fury Max #10, Journey Into Mystery #650, Powers Bureau #3, Scarlet Spider #15, Thunderbolts #7, Ultimate Comics Wolverine #2, Wolverine and the X-Men #27.

Other Releases:

Rachel Rising #15: Only one woman can stop the first woman, Lillith, from annihilating the small town of Manson.

• Other: Crossed Badlands #26, Deathmatch #4, Ferals #13, Futurama #66, Garth Ennis’ Red Team #2, Plume #4, Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose #79, Zombies Vs. Cheerleaders Vol. 2 #1.

Trade Paperbacks and Hardcovers

This Week’s Comics: What the heck are the Guardians of the Galaxy doing?S

Dark Horse:

Husbands: Two young men get married to each other after a drunken weekend in Vegas, and decide to stay married to help promote marriage equality.

• Other: Angelic Layer Omnibus Vol. 2, Nexus Omnibus Vol. 2.

DC:

American Vampire Vol. 5: Skinner Sweet, Pearl and pals head to the Hollywood of the ‘50s, where the only thing worse than a vmapire was a communist sympathizer.

Superman Vs. Zod: Every fight between the Man of Steel and the Criminal from Krypton in one collection.

• Other: Batwing Vol. 2: The Shadow of Ancients, Day of Judgment, Sgt. Rock Vol. 4.

IDW:

Complete Zaucer of Zilk: An interdimensional magician tries to save his #1 from his #1 nemesis.

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Hive: The Borg and Locutus rule the future, and only Jean-Luc Picard and his crew can save it.

• Other: Love and Capes Vol. 4 What to Expect, Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Vol. 3.

Image:

Bomb Queen Deluxe Vol. 1: The tales of the busty villainess, porn star and corrupt city dictator get a deluxe collection.

• Other: Guarding the Globe Vol. 2, ’68 Vol. 2: Scars, It Girl and the Atomics Round One, Spawn Origins Vol. 8.

This Week’s Comics: What the heck are the Guardians of the Galaxy doing?S

Marvel:

Kick-Ass 2: Get ready for the movie sequel with this reasonably priced trade paperback.

Avengers Vs. X-Men: The best-selling brawl between Marvel’s premiere superteams comes to trade paperback.

Doom 2099 Complete Collection: Warren Ellis’ cult classic series about modern Doom waking in the future… and then taking it over, obviously.

• Other: All New X-Men Vol. 1, Astonishing X-Men Vol. 11: Weaponized, The Marvel Universe Vs. the Avengers, Mighty Thor Vol. 3, Master Masterworks Golden Age Human Torch Vol. 1, Spider-Man/Lizard: No Turning Back, Wolverine and the X-Men Vol. 3.

Other:

The Killer Omnibus Vol. 1: The hit, hardboiled French comic about a ruthless hit man gets collected in a beautiful hardcover from Archaia.

Armies: An epic tale of fantasy and war by one of the founders of Heavy Metal magazine.

• Other: Bad Machinery Vol. 1, Blood Lad Omnibus Vol. 2, Channel Evil, Hawken: Genesis, Honey Badger Vs. the World, Witch blade/Red Sonja.