What if superpowers were a sexually transmitted disease… and fatal?

The characters of Titan's new comic Death Sentence are not heroes. They’re normal people who had unprotected sex, received superpowers, and will die in six months — and that’s the fantastic premise of Death Sentence #1, which you need to check out. Plus zombies attack Riverdale, The Walking Dead goes to war and more in this week’s comic releases!


New Issues

Dark Horse:

Elfquest Special: The Final Quest: After generations of peace, the elves’ survival skills have disappeared, but a new tyrant determined to destroy them all appears.

Shaolin Cowboy #1: Official summary: “The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a chainsaw!” Nicely done, Dark Horse.

• Other releases: Abe Sapien #6, Creepy Comics #14, Halo: Initiation #3, Resident Alien: Suicide Blonde #2, Star Wars #10, X #6.

DC:

What if superpowers were a sexually transmitted disease… and fatal?S

Forever Evil: Arkham War #1: With the prisoners of Arkham Asylum and Blackgate Prison losoe and no Batman to stop them, the criminals carve up Gotham City amongst themselves — but for some, sharing is not an option.

Superman/Wonder Woman #1: The relationship between Clark and Diana is explored amidst the punching of Doomsday.

Coffin Hill #1: A cop returns to her hometown to discover an evil she accidentally unleashed as a teenager has been waiting for her.

• Other releases: Astro City #5, Batgirl #24, Batman #24, Batman: Arkham Unhinged #19, Batman: Lil’ Gotham #7, Constantine #7, Federal Bureau of Physics #4, Green Lantern Corps #24, Katana #8, Nightwing #24, Smallville Season 11 #18, Stormwatch #24, Suicide Squad #24, Superboy #24, World’s Finest #16.

IDW:

Magic the Gathering: Theros #1: Artifact thief Dack Fayden is taken to a strange new plane full of mythical creatures.

Memory Collectors #1: Three fetish models uncover a world where monsters eat memories.

Triple Helix #1: This sequel to Trio begins when an old friend returns to the city, but disguised as a monster.

• Other releases: Ghostbusters #8, GI Joe: Special Missions #8, Judge Dredd #11, Mars Attacks Judge Dredd #2, Popeye Classics #15, Transformers: Robots in Disguise #21.

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Rocket Girl #1: When a teenage cop from the future comes to 1986, she realizes her future is actually an alternate reality that shouldn’t exist.

The Walking Dead #115. The “All-Out War” storyline begins.

Three #1: Official summary: “the heroic story of three slaves and their desperate attempt to escape 300 of the finest warriors who've ever lived.”

• Other releases: America’s Got Powers #7, Bushido #2, Chew #37, Ghosted #4, Hoax Hunters #11, Manhattan Projects #15, Miniature Jesus #5, Multiple Warheads: Down Fall, Peter Panzerfaust #15, Sidekick #3, Think Tank #10, The Walking Dead #1 10th Anniversary Edition, The Walking Dead Special: Tyreese.

Marvel:

Infinity #4: The Illuminati take on Thanos.

The Fearless Defenders #10: The Defenders hit the streets and go dancing, apparently.

• Other releases: Astonishing X-Men #68, Avengers AI #4, Avengers Arena #16, Captain America #12, Deadpool #18, Dexter #4, Marvel Universe’s Hulk and the Agents of SMASH #1, Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #4, Thor: God of Thunder #14, Ultimate Comics X-Men #32, Uncanny X-Force #12, Wolverine #10, X-Men #6.

Other:

What if superpowers were a sexually transmitted disease… and fatal?S

Afterlife with Archie #1: When Jughead’s dog is hit by a car, Sabrina uses forbidden magic to resurrect it — but it comes back wrong. Note: This is not a zany caper. Archie characters die and its pure horror all the way, and it's pretty great — give it a look.

Death Sentence #1: A myriad group discovers they have months left to live… but also superpowers.

• Other releases: 3 Guns #3, A1 #5, Adventure Time: Candy Capers, Archer & Armstrong #14, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century #2, Chronos Commados: Dawn Patrol #4, Crossed Badlands #38, Cryptozoic Man #1, Damsels #10, Deathmatch #10, Eternal Warrior #2, Fubar: By the Sword #2, George R.R. Martin’s Skin Trade #3, Grimm Fairy Tales: Halloween Special 2013, Grimm Fairy Tales: Hunters: Shadowlands #5, Grimm Fairy Tales: Oz #1, Grimm Fairy Tales: Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass #1, Herobear and the Kid: Inheritance #3, It Came #3, Jinri #5, John Carpenter’s Asylum #3, Kevin Keller #11, Lords of Mars #3, Night of the ‘80s Undead #2, The Owl #4, Pathfinder #9, Rachel Rising #20, Red Sonja #4, Scratch 9 #2, Screwed #5, Sons of Anarchy #2, Warlords of Mars #28, Watson and Holmes #4, Xenoglyphs #5, Zombies Vs Cheerleaders Vol. 2 #3.


Trade Paperbacks and Hardcovers

Dark Horse:

UXB: Three brothers in mysterious lifesuits must stop watching porn in the ruins of Buckingham Palace to save the future.

Trigun Omnibus Vol. 1: Over 700 hundred pages of Vash the Stampede, a.k.a. the human typhoon, as he wanders the planet Gunsmoke.

• Other releases: The Art of Tara McPherson, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 Vol. 4: Welcome to the Team, The Chronicles of King Conan Vol. 6: Death in Stygia, Colder, Creepy Archives Vol. 17, Mind MGMT Vol. 2: Futurist, Star Wars: Ewoks: Shadow of Endor, Star Wars Omnibus: Wild Space Vol. 2.

DC:

Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls, I Vampire Vol. 3: Wave of Mutilation, Lucifer Vol. 2.

IDW:

Danger Girl Trinity: The three ladies of Danger Girl embark on three thrilling adventures drawn by three different artists.

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Vol. 1: Friendship may be magic, but friendship won’t help you saw a lady in half.

• Other releases: Colonized, GI Joe: Special Missions Vol. 1, Jinnrise Vol. 1, Kill Shakespeare Vol. 3: Tide of Blood, Tales of the TMNT Vol. 3, Transformers Classics Vol. 6.

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Lazarus Vol. 1: The first four issues of Greg Rucka’s already acclaimed comic about the Lazarus of the Carlyle family, a technological warrior who must protect her wealthy, powerful family from the legion of the Waste.

God Hates Astronauts Vol. 1: "I don't want to oversell what Ryan has accomplished here, but I gave God Hates Astronauts to a blind man and he regained his sight." – Jonathan Hickman

Marvel:

Thanos Rising: The ultimate origin of the Marvel Universe’s most powerful villain is revealed.

X-Men: Storm: Storm is transported to the harsh dimension where the Morlocks grew to despise her.

The Dark Tower: The Man in Black: Roland and his newest companion Jake Chambers close in on his nemesis.

• Other releases: Avengers: Kree/Skrull War All-New Edition, Iron Man: Armored Vengeance, Thor: God of Thunder Vol. 2: Godbomb.

Other:

The Art of Archie Covers, Battling Bot Vol. 1, Bombing Nazi Germany, The Complete Peanuts 1987-1990, Grimm Fairy Tales Vol. 14, Grimm Fairy Tales: Vampires and Werewolves, Grant Vs. Lee: A Graphic History of the Civil War’s Greatest Rivals, Jurassic Strike Force 5, Magi Vol. 2, Molly Danger Book 1, Palookavilla Vol. 21, Percy Jackson and the Olympians Vol. 3: Titan’s Curse, Ray and Joe: A Man and His Dead Friend, Tableau Numero 20, Tiger & Bunny: Beginning Vols. 1-2, Tiger & Bunny Vol. 3, A Treasury of Mini-Comics, Triton of the Sea Vol. 1, Tyrant Falls in Love Vol. 8, Wild Honey.


As usual, here's the list of everything being released to comic stores tomorrow, and you can find your nearest comic retailer here.