PREVIEWS – FEBRUARY 2020 – UPDATED PULLSHEET

NEW TITLES ADDED TO ONLINE PULLSHEET FOR FEBRUARY 2020

DC COMICS

CATWOMAN 80TH ANNIVERSARY 100 PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #1
Our gal Catwoman is turning 80 next year (and looking very good, if we meow say), and DC is celebrating with nothing less than with a huge soiree, invite only, packed with creators who mean the most to her and to whom she means the most! Stories featured in this 100-page spectacular include a tail-sorry, tale-that takes place at the end of the Brubaker/Stewart Catwoman run, in honor of artist Darwyn Cooke. Plus, Catwoman is caught by an exotic cat collector, runs into a wannabe thief trying to prove himself as her apprentice, encounters a mystery involving memorabilia from alternate continuities, and of course some Bat/Cat fun.
In Shops: Apr 15, 2020
SRP: $9.99

EVENT LEVIATHAN CHECKMATE #1 (OF 6)
From the award-winning creative team behind last year’s Event Leviathan comes the next surprising chapter in DC Comics’ deadliest saga. Leviathan has agents and acolytes all over the world-but what is the secret behind its power? The planet’s last, best hope to infiltrate Leviathan may be this motley collection of spymasters, now teamed up to try to take back the world that was stolen from under us all! Green Arrow, the Question, Talia al Ghul and other unlikely allies converge to tackle Leviathan as members of the new Checkmate-but who is the surprise hero behind this team? Big clues to the future of the DC Universe start here!
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99

JOKER 80TH ANNIVERSARY 100 PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #1
The Clown Prince of Crime celebrates 80 years of chaos! The Joker has been the greatest villain in comics since his debut and to celebrate we have a who’s who of comics’ finest talent giving the Harlequin of Hate the birthday roast he deserves. The stories feature a range of terror and anarchy, showing how the Joker has impacted Gotham City from the police to Arkham Asylum, from the local underworld to the Dark Knight and his allies! Make sure to RSVP to this birthday bash-you wouldn’t want to wake up with a Joker Fish on your doorstep, would you?
In Shops: Apr 29, 2020
SRP: $9.99

DC FACSIMILE REPRINTS COMICS

DC SUPER STARS #17 FACSIMILE EDITION
This 1977 issue features the debut of Huntress, the untold origin of Green Arrow, and an early adventure of the Legion of Super-Heroes! Offered to coincide with the Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1.
In Shops: Apr 08, 2020
SRP: $4.99

 

 

 

DETECTIVE COMICS #475 FACSIMILE EDITION
In one of his most off-the-wall schemes, The Joker gives the fish of Gotham City their own Joker grins-and then threatens to kill anyone who tries to stop him from collecting on his plan! Offered to coincide with The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1.
In Shops: Apr 29, 2020
SRP: $3.99

 

 

 

DC YOUTH ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVELS

PRIMER TP
Primer introduces a brand-new superhero with a colorful array of superpowers.
Ashley Rayburn is an upbeat girl with a decidedly downbeat past. Her father is a known criminal who now sits in federal prison, but still casts a shadow over Ashley’s life. Ashley has bounced from foster home to foster home and represents a real challenge to the social workers who try to help her-not because she’s inherently bad, but because trouble always seems to find her.
Ashley’s latest set of (presumably short-term) foster parents are Kitch and Yuka Nolan. Like Ashley, Kitch is an artist, while Yuka is a geneticist working for a very high-level tech company that’s contracted out to work for the government and the military. And it’s Yuka’s latest top-secret project that has her concerned.
Developed for the military, it’s a set of body paints that, when applied to the wearer, grant them a wide range of special powers. Fearful that this invention will be misused, Yuka sneaks the set of paints home.
Ashley comes home from school one day with her new friend Luke and, thinking that the Nolans have purchased a surprise gift for her upcoming birthday, finds the set of paints. It isn’t long before she realizes that she’s stumbled upon something much bigger…and a lot more dangerous. Although she uses her newly discovered powers for good, it’s not long before the military becomes wise to what happened to their secret weapon. And this spells big trouble not only for Ashley, but for her newfound family and friends, as well.
In Shops: Jun 17, 2020
SRP: $9.99

WONDER WOMAN TEMPEST TOSSED TP
Princess Diana of Themyscira believes that her 16th birthday will be one of new beginnings-namely, acceptance into the warrior tribe of the Amazons. But her birthday celebrations are cut short when rafts carrying refugees break through the barrier that separates her island home from the outside world. When Diana defies the Amazons to try to bring the outsiders to safety, she finds herself swept away by the stormy sea. Cut off from everything she’s ever known, Diana herself becomes a refugee in an unfamiliar land.
Now Diana must survive in the world beyond Themyscira for the first time-a world that is filled with danger and injustice unlike anything she’s ever experienced.
With new battles to be fought and new friends to be made, she must redefine what it means to belong, to be an Amazon, and to make a difference.
From New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak) and acclaimed artist Leila del Duca (Shutter), Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed is a story about growing into your strength, fighting for justice, and finding home.
In Shops: May 27, 2020
SRP: $16.99

YOU BROUGHT ME THE OCEAN TP
The New York Times bestselling illustrator of Blue is the Warmest Color, Julie Maroh, and Lambda Award-winning author Alex Sanchez (Rainbow Boys), present a new coming-out romance set against the backdrop of the DC Universe.
Jake Hyde doesn’t swim-not since his father drowned. Luckily, he lives in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, which is in the middle of the desert, yet he yearns for the ocean and is determined to leave his hometown for a college on the coast. But his best friend, Maria, wants nothing more than to make a home in the desert, and Jake’s mother encourages him to always play it safe.
Yet there’s nothing “safe” about Jake’s future-not when he’s attracted to Kenny Liu, swim team captain and rebel against conformity. And certainly not when he secretly applies to Miami University. Jake’s life begins to outpace his small town’s namesake, which doesn’t make it any easier to come out to his mom, or Maria, or the world.
But Jake is full of secrets, including the strange blue markings on his skin that low when in contact with water. What power will he find when he searches for his identity, and will he turn his back to the current or dive head first into the waves?
In Shops: Jun 03, 2020
SRP: $16.99

 

MARVEL COMICS

BLACK WIDOW #1
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Elena Casagrande (CA) Adam Hughes
Best-selling, Eisner-nominated writer Kelly Thompson (CAPTAIN MARVEL, STAR) and rising star artist Elena Casagrande (Catwoman) launch a new BLACK WIDOW series that changes everything! Natasha Romanoff has been a spy almost as long as she’s been alive. And she’s never stopped running, whether she was working for the good guys…or the bad. But Natasha’s world is about to be upended. Beyond San Francisco’s Golden Gate lies a mystery that only the Marvel Universe’s greatest spy can solve. Don’t miss the heartbreaking thrill ride of 2020!
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99

BLACK WIDOW WIDOWS STING #1
(W) Ralph Macchio (A) Simone Buonfantino (CA) Emanuela Lupacchino
Something’s stirring in the criminal underworld. Maggia boss SILVERMANE is making his move. S.H.I.E.L.D. has sent an agent in to investigate, but they’ve disappeared. It’s time to call in the heavy hitters. It’s time to call in the BLACK WIDOW. And the plan NATASHA ROMANOFF will uncover is far deadlier than any of them realized. Don’t miss this all-new tale from the dangerous, deep-cover days of the Black Widow!
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 22, 2020
SRP: $3.99

CHAMPIONS #1 
(W) Eve Ewing (A) Simone Di Meo (CA) Toni Infante
THE CHAMPIONS RETURN IN TROUBLED TIMES!
• A law is passed that goes against everything Ms. Marvel, Nova and Spider-Man founded the Champions for…But the world still needs heroes, even if the world doesn’t want them right now.
• After Ms. Marvel makes an unexpected and emotional announcement that her team won’t go down without a fight, a group of teen vigilantes gathers to plan their next move. But the C.R.A.D.L.E. task force is hot on their trail, and there’s a spy in their midst…
• Eve L. Ewing (IRONHEART, OUTLAWED) and Simone Di Meo (IMMORTAL HULK: THE BEST DEFENSE and VENOM: ACTS OF EVIL) team up for a dramatic new era of Champions that will define Marvel’s teen heroes for years to come!
Rated T
In Shops: Apr 08, 2020
SRP: $3.99

EMPYRE #1 (OF 6)
(W) Al Ewing, Dan Slott (A) Valerio Schiti (CA) Jim Cheung
• The Kree and the Skrulls have united under a new emperor – and their war fleet is on a collision course for our world.
• On the moon, the Avengers are ready to strike with the full power of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Approaching from outer space, the Fantastic Four are seeking a diplomatic solution.
• If the two teams can’t work together to save the day, things can only get worse…
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 15, 2020
SRP: $5.99

EMPYRE AVENGERS #0 (OF 4)
(W) Al Ewing (A) Pepe Larraz (CA) Jim Cheung
Tony Stark wakes from strange dreams – as old allies make a distress call to the Avengers. In the new Green Area of the Moon, the Cotati are waiting with news of a terrible enemy that could wipe out both them and humanity itself. The Celestial Messiah has returned… but are the Avengers ready to hear his message?
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
SRP: $4.99

 

EMPYRE FANTASTIC FOUR #0
(W) Dan Slott (A) R. B. Silva (CA) Jim Cheung
“The Last of the Kree/Skrull Warriors” – a pivotal issue, not just for EMPYRE, but for the future of the FF!
In the most unlikely of places, the Fantastic Four witness the final conflict of the Kree/Skrull War… and the fate of these final warriors will mark a stunning change in the lives of Marvel’s First Family for years to come.
All this, and the introduction of a long hidden Elder of the Universe… the Profiteer! Witness the first appearance of this new, major player in the cosmos!
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
SRP: $4.99

EMPYRE HANDBOOK #1
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Ron Lim
Multiple races across the universe are pulled into a major conflict when EMPYRE hits! The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe helps keep the participants straight with updates of the major players in this star-spanning war: The Avengers! The Fantastic Four! Captain Marvel (Danvers)! The Skrulls! The Kree! Hulkling! Plus: All-new profiles of Kree members Bel-Dann, Captain Glory (Gla-Ree) and Tanalth, Skrull member Raksor, and the Cotati Swordsman! Also featuring the mysterious, never-before profiled Blue Area of Earth’s Moon!
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 22, 2020
SRP: $4.99

EMPYRE SPIDER-MAN #0 (OF 4)
(W) Taran Killam (A) Diego Olortegui (CA) Humberto Ramos
• Spider-Man has the best rogues’ gallery in comics with the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Kraven, Venom, Carnage and recent additions like Red Goblin, Itsy Bitsy and Kindred.
• But there’s another archenemy of Spider-Man who’s been hiding in plain sight, and only the actions of the Kree/Skrull have brought him to the fore of Spider-Man’s story AND Marvel’s big 2020 event!
Rated T
In Shops: Apr 29, 2020
SRP: $3.99

HOW TO READ COMICS THE MARVEL WAY #1 (OF 4)
(W) Christopher Hastings (A) Scott Koblish (CA) David Nakayama
THE UNIVERSAL GATEWAY TO THE HOUSE OF IDEAS!
“I tried to read it, but I just got lost.”
This HAS happened to you, True Believer! You hand your intelligent friend a comic book, eagerly anticipating future conversation, only to have it returned months later, half read.
What went wrong?
Comics can be like a foreign language – if you don’t learn them young, you might need extra help and motivation to catch on. Other clever cartoonists and scribes have shared their theories of the grammar of comics, but it’s never before been done in the Mighty Marvel Manner!
Well, get ready, because Mysterio has trapped your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man in a comic book, and he’s going to help you navigate through the gutters, balloons, panels, pencils and more so you can follow along while he figures out how to escape and save the day!
From writer Christopher Hastings (UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL) and artist Scott Koblish (DEADPOOL), two artists who know the rules well enough to break them, comes your all-purpose guide to reading comics AND understanding how they work, hidden in an in-universe story you won’t want to miss! For the totally green, it’s a welcome mat; for the seasoned reader, a peek under the hood. Can we pull it off?! There’s only one way to find out!
Rated T
In Shops: Apr 15, 2020
SRP: $3.99

IMMORTAL HULK THRESHING PLACE #1
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Michael Del Mundo
TWO OF COMICS’ MOST IMAGINATIVE TALENTS UNITE FOR A HULK TALE LIKE NONE OTHER!
There’s a monster raging in America’s heartland – and it’s not the Hulk. When a young girl goes missing on a Kansas farm, Bruce Banner gets the itch – the one that tells him gamma is on the loose. But this town doesn’t take kindly to strangers – especially the big, green, violent kind. Can the Hulk save a child before it’s too late, or is he about to take the blame for another massacre?
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 29, 2020
SRP: $4.99

IRON MAN 2020: IRONHEART #1 (OF 2)
(W) Vita Ayala, Danny Lore (A) David Messina (CA) Skan
The Robot Revolution is in full swing, as is the Arno Stark-funded crackdown on artificial intelligence. That means that Riri Williams and N.A.T.A.L.I.E., the A.I. based on Riri’s deceased best friend, are in for a world of trouble. Can they weather the coming storm together, or will 2020 tear them apart?
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 29, 2020
SRP: $3.99

 

LORDS OF EMPYRE EMPEROR HULKING #1
(W) Chip Zdarsky, Anthony Oliveira (A) Manuel Garcia (CA) Patrick Gleason
DESTINY FULFILLED!
The child of the Kree hero Mar-Vell and Skrull Princess Anelle, Dorrek VIII – known on Earth as “Teddy” – has spent years evading the clutches of both bloodthirsty empires. But now fate has caught up to him. The Kree and Skrull worlds are aligned – and only a man born of both can lead them. But what has led Hulkling to abandon Earth and the Avengers he’s fought beside? And what will become of his fiancé, the hero Wiccan? Star writers Chip Zdarsky and Anthony Oliveira team up with artist Manual Garcia for a can’t-miss one-shot!
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 22, 2020
SRP: $4.99

MARVELS SNAPSHOT: CAPTAIN AMERICA #1
(W) Mark Russell, Kurt Busiek (A) Steve Rude (CA) Alex Ross
Acclaimed writer Mark Russell (Second Coming, Wonder Twins) and superstar artist Steve Rude take us to Kirbytown for a literally explosive story of the madness-inducing Madbomb and its aftermath, as the MARVELS SNAPSHOT tour through Marvel history continues. A gifted South Bronx teenager sees his neighborhood destroyed in the initial Madbomb attack, and his future up in smoke with it. What does he do when A.I.M. recruiters come calling? Does he stand by a system that’s failed him, or find a future outside the law? Featuring Captain America, the Falcon, Iron Man and more!
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 08, 2020
SRP: $4.99

MARVELS SNAPSHOT: X-MEN #1
(W) Jay Edidin, Kurt Busiek (A) Tom Reilly (CA) Alex Ross
The Marvels Snapshot tour through Marvel history continues, showcasing Marvel’s greatest characters through the eyes of ordinary people! Or does it? In this case, the “ordinary person” is teenaged Scott Summers, witnessing the dawn of the Marvel Age from a Nebraska orphanage and wondering what his place in it might be. What was it like to experience the debut of the FF, the Hulk, Iron Man and more? To wish you could be a part of it all? Writer Jay Edidin (Thor: Metal Gods, Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men) makes his Marvel comics debut, teamed with Tom Reilly (Immortal Hulk), to tell a story of upheaval and decision that would shape the X-Men (and the Marvel Universe) forever after.
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 29, 2020
SRP: $4.99

MARVEL TALES ORIGINAL MARVEL ZOMBIES #1
(W) Mark Millar, Robert Kirkman (A) Greg Land, Sean Phillips (CA) Inhyuk Lee
The relentless Marvel Zombies rise from the dead as we celebrate the legacy of the House of Ideas with the era-spanning MARVEL TALES! This anthology series shines a spotlight on fan-favorite characters, features timeless stories and highlights some of our most impressive talent from the past eight decades. When the Reed Richards of the Ultimate Universe makes contact with his counterpart from another Earth, it looks like a marvelous crossover – until the terrifying truth is revealed! The Ultimate FF face a truly frightful foursome in ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #21-23 by Mark Millar and Greg Land! Then the full horror is unleashed in MARVEL ZOMBIES (2005) #1 by Robert Kirkman – the superstar writer of The Walking Dead – and artist Sean Phillips! Can even the mutant master of magnetism, Magneto, survive in a devastated world against a horde of undead super heroes?
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 15, 2020
SRP: $7.99

MARVEL ZOMBIES RESURRECTION #1 (OF 4)
(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Leonard Kirk (CA) Inhyuk Lee
THE MARVEL ZOMBIES RISE AGAIN!
When the corpse of Galactus reaches planet Earth carrying a cannibalistic virus, Spider-Man and a ragtag group of heroes struggle to save survivors and uncover the truth!
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Apr 29, 2020
SRP: $5.99

 

 

NEW WARRIORS #1 (OF 5) 
(W) Daniel Kibblesmith (A) Luciano Vecchio (CA) R. B. Silva
DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK!
Or Night Thrasher will knock you out! Or better yet, he’ll get one of the new recruits to do it! With Kamala’s Law in full effect – forbidding unsupervised super heroics by anyone under the age of 21 – it’s time for the New Warriors to step up. Thrasher reunites with Firestar, Rage, Speedball, Namorita and Silhouette to mentor a whole new generation of heroes…whether they like it or not. Introducing the NEW New Warriors – and the epoch of their thrilling new adventures!
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 15, 2020
SRP: $3.99

POWER PACK #1 (OF 5) 
(W) Ryan North (A) Nico Leon (CA) Ryan Stegman
Power Pack is back! Katie, Julie, Jack and Alex Power have been ssuper-heroing since they were learning to tie their own shoes. It’s been ages since they fought side by side as a family, but a special occasion – and an old grudge – is about to put the gang back together. There’s just one teeny tiny hiccup: a brand-new law restricting underage super heroes! But surely, if the fate of all New York City is at stake, the powers that be will make an exception? Keep your fingers crossed as the Power siblings fight for their right to save the world!
Rated T
In Shops: Apr 08, 2020
SRP: $3.99

PUNISHER VS BARRACUDA #1 (OF 5)
(W) Ed Brisson (A) Declan Shalvey (CA) Ryan Stegman
THE BADDEST OF THE BAD ENTERS THE MARVEL U!
Barracuda, terror of the legendary PUNISHER MAX run, makes his Marvel Universe debut in this prestige miniseries from creators Ed Brisson and Declan Shalvey! While Frank Castle closes the case on a mob hitman hiding out in the Deep South, a brutal jailbreak in Miami catches his eye. But one of the escaped prisoners is the man known only as Barracuda, the most sadistic and dangerous of killers in a gangland filled with extremely dangerous and sadistic killers. Lock the doors and prep the morgues; war is coming to Miami!
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Apr 08, 2020
SRP: $3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN SINS RISING PRELUDE #1
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Kim Jacinto (CA) Ryan Ottley
• Who is the Sin-Eater, and why is it so terrifying that he’s back?
• Nick Spencer pulls back the curtain on one of the most dangerous Spidey villains in history.
• We will not only reveal more of Sin-Eater’s secret history but put him on a collision course with Spider-Man that will have you quaking in your seat.
Rated T
In Shops: Apr 29, 2020
SRP: $4.99

TASKMASTER #1 (OF 5)
(W) Jed MacKay (A) Alessandro Vitti (CA) Valerio Giangiordano
TASKMASTER HAS MURDERED MARIA HILL!
Or at least that’s what the whole world thinks. Now the greatest spies in the business are hunting him down and won’t stop until Taskmaster is dead or clears his own name! Follow JED MACKAY (BLACK CAT) and ALESSANDRO VITTI (SECRET WARRIORS) on a globe-spanning adventure that will send ripples through every corner of the Marvel Universe’s espionage community!
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99

WEB OF VENOM WRAITH #1
(W) Donny Cates (A) Guiu Villanova (CA) Kyle Hotz
• Since his appearance in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, one thing WRAITH has made perfectly clear is that he’s hunting KNULL, the God of the Symbiotes.
• Now, in the wastelands on the outskirts of the cosmos, he’ll have his chance to face him…
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 29, 2020
SRP: $4.99

 

 

WEREWOLF BY NIGHT #1 (OF 4)
(W) Taboo, Benjamin Jackendoff (A) Scott Eaton (CA) Mike McKone
THE HOUR OF THE WOLF!
A new Werewolf by Night is prowling the Southwest, but all is not as it seems! A young man, a family curse, and an unholy experiment prove a dangerous combination for a small town in Arizona. All young Jake wants is to protect his people, but who will protect him from the monster within? Taboo of the BLACK EYED PEAS and Benjamin Jackendoff team up with Scot Eaton to tell an epic tale of righteous fury and incredible transformation in the Mighty Marvel Manner that is not to be missed!
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 22, 2020
SRP: $3.99

WIDOWMAKERS RED GUARDIAN YELENA BELOVA #1
(W) Devin Grayson (A) Michele Bandini (CA) Mike McKone
Devin Grayson, one of the creators of Yelena Belova – the Red Room recruit who once nearly killed Natasha Romanoff – returns with a brand-new story drawn by rising star Michele Bandini! Yelena has spent years trying to figure out who she is. Once she thought the Black Widow mantle was her destiny, but fate had other plans. Now the past is catching up with her – and with Alexi Shostakov, a.k.a. the Red Guardian! Alexi has worn many titles, including husband to Natasha, but while the Widow played her avenging games, the Red Guardian waited in the shadows. Now a new day is dawning – and this time, no one will stand in his way.
Rated T
In Shops: Apr 29, 2020
SRP: $4.99

X-FACTOR #1
(W) Leah Williams (A) David Baldeon (CA) Ivan Shavrin
MUTANTS HAVE CONQUERED DEATH!
By the grace of The Five, the resurrection protocols can bring back any fallen mutant. But such a huge enterprise isn’t without its problems and complications… When a mutant dies, X-Factor is there to investigate how and why to keep the rules of reincarnation. Writer Leah Williams (AMAZING MARY JANE, X-TREMISTS) and artist David Balde n (DOMINO, WEB WARRIORS) take Northstar, Polaris, Prodigy, Eye-boy, Daken and Prestige into the world of murder and missing persons…
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 22, 2020
SRP: $4.99

X-MEN: CHILDREN OF ATOM #1
(W) Vita Ayala (A) Bernard Chang (CA) R. B. Silva
WHEN DID THE X-MEN GET SIDEKICKS?!
Now! Don’t miss the debut of the greatest teenage super hero team of all time! They’ve learned from the best, now they’re ready to be put to the test! But who the heck are these kids, and where do they come from? Guest-starring the X-Men!
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 15, 2020
SRP: $4.99

 

GIANT SIZE X-MEN NIGHTCRAWLER #1
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Alan Davis
HICKMAN AND DAVIS HAUNT THE XAVIER SCHOOL!
Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman teams with legendary artist Alan Davis (X-MEN, EXCALIBUR, AVENGERS) for an eerie tale of adventure! When the X-Men lose contact with the Greymalkin Habitat, it falls to Nightcrawler to lead a mission into the unknown!
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 15, 2020
SRP: $4.99

 

X-MEN GOD LOVES MAN KILLS EXTENDED CUT #1 (OF 2)
(W) Chris Claremont (A/CA) Brent Anderson
The Uncanny X-Men. Magneto, master of magnetism. The bitterest of enemies for years. But now they must join forces against a new adversary who threatens not only mutantkind, but all of humanity beside it…in the name of God. The members of the Stryker Crusade are poised to cleanse the earth, no matter how much blood stains their hands. Chris Claremont and Brent Anderson’s influential X-Men story is re-presented with all-new pages from the legendary creators themselves!
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
SRP: $4.99

MARVEL FACSIMILE REPRINT COMICS

MARVEL FANFARE #10 FACSIMILE EDITION
(W) Ralph Macchio, More (A) More (A/CA) George Perez
Natasha Romanoff, the deadly Black Widow, showcases her highly particular set of skills as she is put to the test – by S.H.I.E.L.D. itself! As the Widow takes on an army of armored agents, Nick Fury recounts Natasha’s incredible life – from her origins as a Russian secret agent, to her change of heart and alliance with the Avengers! But all the while, Natasha is closing in on identifying the enemy – and soon, she will be targeting S.H.I.E.L.D. for answers! Featuring some of the most sensational Black Widow art ever seen, by the legendary George Pérez! Plus, A backup tale featuring Mowgli, star of The Jungle Book – adapted from a tale by none other than Rudyard Kipling! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting MARVEL FANFARE (1982) #10.
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 15, 2020
SRP: $3.99

MARVEL STAR WARS COMICS

STAR WARS ADVENTURES CLONE WARS #1 (OF 5) 
(W) Michael Moreci (A) Arianna Florean (A/CA) Derek Charm
This exciting weekly series explores a time of great upheaval in the galaxy-the Clone Wars! While Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and other Jedi Knights confront Count Dooku, two Republic squadrons must hold their position against an encroaching droid army of the Separatists. Pinned down for the duration, Commander Cody, Captain Rex, and other clones swap war stories that feature your favorite characters from The Clone Wars animated series, such as Padmé Amidala, General Grievous, and many more!
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99

STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #1
(W) Alyssa Wong (A) Cresta, Marika (CA) Valentina Remenar
NEW CREW, NEW MISSION!
With the Rebel Alliance back on the run after their defeat at the Battle of Hoth, it’s never been a more dangerous time for outlaws, scoundrels and the errant rogue archaeologist to make their way in the galaxy. But after a string of bad luck and near escapes, DOCTOR APHRA is back on the job! She’s been keeping a low profile – jobs are scarce and credits scarcer. But the promise of the score of a lifetime is a chance too good for her to pass up. And to find the cursed RINGS OF VAALE, Aphra will need a crew of treasure hunters the likes of which the galaxy has never seen before! But RONEN TAGGE, heir to the powerful Tagge family, also has his eyes on the prize. Do Aphra and her team stand a chance at fortune and glory?
Rated T
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99

IMAGE COMICS

ADVENTUREMAN #1
(W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
SERIES PREMIERE! A CATACLYSMIC ADVENTURE DECADES IN THE MAKING!
In this WILDLY AFFORDABLE TRIPLE-LENGTH FIRST ISSUE, revisit how the legend of the greatest pulp hero of them all, ADVENTUREMAN, ended in a heartbreaking CLIFFHANGER with our hero facing execution at the vile hand of his ultra-nemesis BARON BIZARRE on the eve of the MACABRAPOCALYPSE…or did it?!? Eighty years after his apparent demise, single mother Claire and her Adventurefan son Tommy seem to be the only two people alive that remember the thrilling ADVENTUREMAN sagas…but from that memory burns THE SPARK OF RESURRECTION! WHERE HIS STORY ENDED…HER STORY BEGINS! This sense-obliterating, earth-shaking, imagination-quaking adventure that spans generations comes to you from MATT FRACTION (SEX CRIMINALS, Hawkeye) and TERRY & RACHEL DODSON (X-Men/Fantastic Four, RED ONE)!!!
In Shops: Apr 29, 2020
SRP: $3.99

FIRE POWER BY KIRKMAN & SAMNEE TP VOL 01 PRELUDE
(W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Chris Samnee, Matthew Wilson
SERIES PREMIERE! ALL-NEW series created by ROBERT KIRKMAN (THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE, OBLIVION SONG) and Chris Samnee (Daredevil)! Owen Johnson’s journey to China to learn about his birth parents eventually leads him to a mysterious Shaolin Temple. The students there study to rediscover the Fire Power, the lost art of throwing fireballs. A power they claim will be needed soon to save the world. Will Owen Johnson be the first person in a thousand years to wield the FIRE POWER?
In Shops: Apr 29, 2020
SRP: $9.99

LUDOCRATS #1 (OF 5) (MR)
(W) Kieron Gillen, Jim Rossignol (A) Tamra Bonvillain (A/CA) Jeff Stokely
SERIES PREMIERE! The Ludocrat! The ludicrous aristocrat! A collision of the ornate fantasy of Dune and an M-rated Asterix & Obelix! Baron Otto Von Hades and Professor Hades Zero-K are here, and they’re going to save us all have a nice time.

KIERON GILLEN (DIE, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE) and JIM ROSSIGNOL (Sir, You Are Being Hunted) write! JEFF STOKELY (The Spire) draws! TAMRA BONVILLAIN (Once & Future) colors! Clayton Cowles (BITTER ROOT, DIE) letters! The universe screams in pleasure, writhing, finally satisfied, complete, joyous!
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99

NAILBITER RETURNS #1
(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Mike Henderson
SERIES PREMIERE! JOSHUA WILLIAMSON & MIKE HENDERSON’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED HIT HORROR SERIES RETURNS! Sixteen of the world’s worst serial killers were all born in the same small town…but Agent Finch and Sheriff Crane solved and buried that mystery.
Didn’t they?
Violent copycat murders imitating the infamous Buckaroo Butchers have begun in Portland, Oregon, and if Finch wants the killings to stop, he’ll have to team up with the daughter of the Nailbiter himself. A brand-new mystery begins in this EXTRA-LENGTH FIRST ISSUE!
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99

PAUL IS DEAD OGN
(W) Paolo Baron (A/CA) Ernesto Carbonetti
November 1966. London.

John Lennon can’t speak. He can’t take his eyes off the photo of a car in flames with Paul McCartney’s body inside. His friend is no longer here, and that means the Beatles are no longer here either. But John wants to know the truth, and with George and Ringo, he will begin to re-examine the final hours of Paul’s life.

Set in the magical atmosphere of Abbey Road Studios during the writing sessions for Sgt. Pepper, PAUL IS DEAD is the definitive version of the legend of Paul McCartney’s death.
In Shops: Apr 22, 2020
SRP: $16.99

 

ABLAZE COMICS

CIMMERIAN RED NAILS #1 CVR A CASSEGRAIN (MR)
(W) Regis Hautiere (A) Olivier Vatine (A/CA) Didier Cassegrain
Robert E. Howard’s Conan is brought to life uncensored! Discover the true Conan, unrestrained, violent, and sexual. Read the story as he intended! In Red Nails, Conan finds himself in the Darfar region, whose territory is almost entirely covered by a huge forest. Here he pledges himself a mercenary, promising his sword to the highest bidder, fighting alongside fellow mercenary and fierce female warrior Valeria. After a clash against a terrible dragon, the two go to a strange fortified city, apparently deserted… but the duo will quickly discover that a civilization lives hidden inside, and that the citadel hides a heavy secret.
In Shops: Apr 15, 2020
SRP: $3.99

 

AFTERSHOCK COMICS

DEAD DAY #1 
(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Evgeny Bornyakov (CA) Andy Clarke
If the dead could come back for just one night, would we want them to?

Meet the Haskins, a seemingly normal suburban family, as they prepare for the annual macabre holiday known as “Dead Day” – when the deceased rise from the grave from sunset to sunrise. Some come back to reunite with family and friends, others for one last night of debauchery, still others with only one thing on their decomposing mind: revenge.

From writer Ryan Parrott (OBERON, VOLITION, Power Rangers) and artist Evgeniy Bornyakov (DESCENDENT, YOU ARE OBSOLETE) comes an unnerving tale of exis-tential horror with grave consequences.
In Shops: Apr 15, 2020
SRP: $4.99

DISASTER INC #1 
(W) Joe Harris (A) Sebastian Piriz (CA) Andy Clarke
In 2011, the worst earthquake in Japan’s history (and the catastrophic tsunami that followed) breached the costal Fukushima Daiichi power plant, causing three of its four nuclear reactors to melt down. Forced evacuations followed as the event released enough radioactive material into the air, ground and water to force officials to set up an “Exclusion Zone” for only the second time in history after the Chernobyl disaster, effectively sealing off the land for what may well be the rest of human history.
But that’s only if you don’t have the right connections, the right people to pull the strings, and the desire to experience catastrophe, failure and misery as it really is! Enter DISASTER INC., an underground tourism outfit intent on helping people of means, secrets and agendas explore the dark corners and off-map attractions typical tour groups won’t go to (and various laws don’t al-low). Only Fukushima, known for its famed warrior class and their protection of the land and people dating back to ancient times, is full of deadly surprises and old ghosts.

Writer Joe Harris (Great Pacific, Rockstars, The X-Files) and artist Sebastián Piriz begin a disas-ter tour checking out the worst places on earth while digging up more trouble than they can prob-ably handle. Then, in a world on fire and rife with calamity, catastrophe, war and unrest… you’re going to need the right guides to see it for yourself!
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
SRP: $4.99

 

AHOY COMICS

ASH & THORN #1 (MR)
(W) Mariah McCourt (A) Soo Lee (CA) Jill Thompson
The apocalypse is nigh! The world needs a Champion, and the only heir to a sacred mystical lineage is…a little old lady? Meet Lottie Thorn, reluctant savior of the world, and her also-elderly trainer Lady Peruvia Ashlington-Voss. They might not look it, but these women are prepared to take on any Big Bad that comes along. But first, perhaps a nice cup of tea? Every AHOY comic also features extra prose stories and illustrations.
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99

 

ARCHIE COMICS

SABRINA SOMETHING WICKED #1 (OF 4) 
(W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Veronica Fish
Because you demanded it: Volume Two of the critically acclaimed Sabrina the Teenage Witch series by Kelly Thompson and Veronica & Andy Fish! Sabrina saved the day-saved her friends, her family-the whole town of Greendale really, and she should be riding high. But things are never quite that simple. She’s trapped in a love triangle, she’s having trouble balancing the mortal and witch parts of herself, oh yeah, and she’s being blackmailed. As if all that wasn’t enough, while trying to help Radka and Ren with their…supernatural problem, her aunts suddenly starting to look like people she can’t trust. What’s a teen witch to do?!
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99

 

ARISTS WRITERS & ARTISANS INC.

YEAR ZERO #1 
(W) Ben Percy (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Kaare Andrews
Ben Percy (Wolverine) and Ramon Rosanas (Star Wars: Age of Resistance) team up to present an epic tale that offers a global look at the Zombie Apocalypse. A Japanese hitman, a Mexican street urchin, an Afghan military aide, a Polar research scientist, a midwestern American survivalist – five survivors of a horrific global epidemic who must draw upon their unique skills and deepest instincts to navigate a world of shambling dead. Year Zero wrestles with the weighty moral and theological questions posed by the pandemic and investigates its cause and possible cure.
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99

 

BOOM! STUDIOS

BUFFY EVERY GENERATION #1 
(W) Various (A) Various
? The SECRET ORIGINS of some of the most important Slayers in history… ? …and the First Appearance of a new character with a familiar face who will change the way you look at Buffy and everything about her world. ? This is the Buffy comic that everyone will be talking about and the most important new character in over twenty years!
In Shops: Apr 08, 2020
SRP: $7.99

 

 

FAITHLESS II #1 (MR)
(W) Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Maria Llovet
The best-selling erotic thriller returns from the acclaimed team of Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned) and artist Maria Llovet (?Heartbeat) as Faith, and her lovers, Louis (a.k.a. The Devil) and Poppy (his daughter), bring magic and chaos to the streets of Italy. Turin, known as the epicenter of black magic, is also a place of high fashion, art, and literature. Now, Faith is in the center of it all and with that, her own power grows. But any power comes with a price. Faith has only just begun to pay for hers. Curious about this blockbuster occult sex thriller? This is your new jumping-on point! Featuring the first of six connecting erotic variant covers by superstar Tula Lotay that are too explicit to show you in PREVIEWS!
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99

 

CLOVER PRESS LLC

GRIEVLING #1 (OF 2)
(W) Steve Niles (A/CA) Damien Worm
From the creative team who brought you October Faction (soon to be a Netflix TV show), comes The Grievling.

Steve Niles and Damien Worm reunite to tell an all-new tale of supernatural revenge as Lily Baxter returns from the grave after she’s killed by a gang of teenagers on Halloween night. But she’s no longer just a teenage girl struggling to fit in, now she has the powers of The Grievling, and when she figures out how they work, the people who’ve done her wrong may live to regret it.
In Shops: May 06, 2020
SRP: $7.99

 

DARK HORSE COMICS

ALIENS ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY #1 (OF 5) 
(W) Cristiano Seixas (A/CA) Guilherme Balbi
En route to back to Earth, the crew of the starship Snark intercepts an alien transmission. Their investigation leads them to a desolate planetoid, a crashed alien spacecraft, and a pyramidic structure of unknown origin. Then the terror begins . . .

o Just in time for Alien Day (April 26, 2020)

o Adapted from the original 1976 screenplay by Dan O’Bannon (author of Moebius’s The Long Tomorrow, cowriter of Total Recall, writer/director of The Return of the Living Dead).

o Variant covers by Walter Simonson!
In Shops: Apr 22, 2020
SRP: $3.99

COLONEL WEIRD COSMAGOG #1 (OF 4)
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Tyler Crook
From the world of the Eisner Award-winning Black Hammer series comes a bizarre sci-fi adventure origin story!

Wacky space adventurer Colonel Randall Weird leaves Black Hammer farm and embarks on a strange journey through space and time for something that he’s long forgotten with his sanity and life at stake!

“Jeff Lemire’s Black Hammer feels like it’s walking two roads-one honoring the past of superhero comics, and one forging a path into the future of the genre.”-Cullen Bunn
In Shops: Apr 22, 2020
SRP: $3.99

DEAD DOGS BITE #1 (OF 4) 
(W) Tyler Boss (A/CA) Tyler Boss
Cormac Guffin has gone missing. It’s been three days and no one has seen hide nor hair of her. The police have nothing, and the townsfolk are acting more like a funeral procession than a search party. If Cormac has any hope of being found, it rests on the slouching shoulders of her best friend Joe. Joe will need her wits about her though, because, like any story worth hearing, nothing is what it seems.

From award-winning cartoonist Tyler Boss (4 Kids Walk into a Bank) comes the story of a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a candy wrapper.

o From award-winning cartoonist Tyler Boss (4 Kids Walk into a Bank)
In Shops: Apr 08, 2020
SRP: $4.99

EVERYTHING II #1 (OF 5)
(W) Christopher Cantwell (A/CA) I. N. J. Culbard
The unsettling small-town saga continues in volume 2 of Everything! Lori is the megastore’s newest disciple, but how much power does she really have? After all, Marshall Gooder’s personally overseeing her every move. And as a resistance begins to rise, Everything’s true dark nature will emerge . . .
In Shops: Apr 15, 2020
SRP: $3.99

 

 

LAST KNIGHT OF ST HAGAN #1 (OF 4)
(W) Mike Mignola, Scott Allie, Andrea Mutti (A) Lee Loughridge (CA) Sebastian Fiumara
A wily Polish spy, pursued by a group of Nazi enforcers, flees through the small town of Torun. The year is 1939, the beginning of the German occupation, and he carries important information for the resistance. But a bullet, a tomb, and a ghost-perhaps even God-have their own plans for the spy, and they will involve the mystical crusader knight St. Hagan.

Mike Mignola and Scott Allie join with artist Andrea Mutti and colorist Lee Loughridge to bring you this dark tale of bloody intrigue and otherworldly horror.

Some hauntings are more potent than others.
In Shops: Apr 15, 2020
SRP: $3.99

 

SPY ISLAND #1 (OF 4) 
(W) Chelsea Cain (A) Elise McCall (CA) Lia Miternique
Super spy Nora Freud (no relation) has a plum assignment. She’s stationed on a tropical island. Her mission? Keep an eye on things. Her problem? The island is on the lip of the Bermuda Triangle, where anything can happen. Her other problem? This particular island is a den of intrigue, populated by spies, tourists, and evil villains set on global domination.

Spy Island is a four-issue special limited series by the creative team that brought you Man-Eaters.

New comics series from New York Times best-selling author Chelsea Cain!
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99

 

DYNAMITE COMICS

BOYS DEAR BECKY #1 (MR)
(W) Garth Ennis (A) Russell Braun (CA) Darick Robertson
Twelve years after the events of The Boys, Hughie finds himself back home in Scotland where he intends to finally marry Annie in the company of friends and family. But the sudden appearance of a peculiar document sends our hero into a tailspin and threatens to bring the events of his nightmarish past crashing down on him in the worst possible way. There was one story about The Boys that Hughie never knew. Now, whether he likes it or not, he’s going to.
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99

NANCY DREW & HARDY BOYS DEATH OF NANCY DREW #1 
(W) Anthony Del Col (A/CA) Joe Eisma
Teen detectives Frank and Joe Hardy have investigated many crimes in their lives, but nothing that hits this close to home. Their best friend died mysteriously after taking down a major crime organization. They must put together the clues to uncover the truth about this shocking crime, but the clues lead them to a stunningly unexpected direction!

Written by Ringo-nominated writer Anthony Del Col (Kill Shakespeare, Luke Cage) and with art by Eisner-award winner Joe Eisma (Morning Glories, Riverdale), this gritty and stylish story is a noir that will attract fans of Nancy Drew of all ages.
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99

 

IDW COMICS

SLEEPING BEAUTIES #1 (OF 10) 
(W) Rio Youers (A) Alison Sampson (CA) Annie Wu
Based on the horror novel by Stephen and Owen King and adapted by Rio Youers (The Forgotten Girl) and Alison Sampson (Hit Girl, Winnebago Graveyard)! With A covers by Annie Wu (Black Canary, Hawkeye)!

A strange sleeping sickness, known as Aurora, has fallen over the world, and strangest of all, it only affects women. In the small town of Dooling, a mysterious woman has walked out of the woods; she calls herself Eve and leaves a trail of carnage behind her. More mysterious: she’s the only woman not falling asleep.
In Shops: Apr 15, 2020
SRP: $3.99

STAR TREK DS9 TOO LONG A SACRIFICE #1 
(W) Scott Tipton, Denton J. Tipton (A) Greg Scott (CA) Ricardo Drumond
Death casts its shadow as Constable Odo searches for truth amid a web of treachery and lies. Everyone on the Promanade has a motive for this murder, be it vengeance, justice… or old-fashioned greed. Legendary Star Trek scribes Scott Tipton & David Tipton team with noir artist Greg Scott for the first Deep Space Nine comic book series in a decade!
In Shops: Apr 15, 2020
SRP: $3.99

 

TRANSFORMERS 84 SECRETS & LIES #1 (OF 4) 
(W) Simon Furman (A/CA) Guido Guidi
Simon Furman returns! The beloved writer, accompanied by the equally accomplished Guido Guidi and John-Paul Bove, returns to tell a new tale in the original Transformers comic universe, hot off the heels of the successful Transformers ’84 #0 one-shot! As the Cybertronian Civil War rages, Decepticon scientist Shockwave has encountered a new obstacle to the Decepticon’s victory and subjugation of the planet: an obstacle called… Megatron!
In Shops: Apr 29, 2020
SRP: $3.99

 

ONI PRESS

ROGUE PLANET #1 
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Andy MacDonald
Salvage vessel Cortes tracks the Lonely Orphan, a planet with no star system to call its own. Somewhere on this hostile rock is a payload fit for a king. To attain it, though, the crew of the Cortes must brave razor rock, poisonous vapors, treacherous footing, and… the most mind-numbing horrors imaginable. Something nightmarish is at work on Lonely Orphan. Something cruel. Something hungry.
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
SRP: $3.99

 

RICK AND MORTY GO TO HELL #1 
(W) Ryan Ferrier (A/CA) Constanza Oroza
Well, it finally happened. Rick and Morty are in Hell, and we don’t mean the DMV. It’s fire, brimstone, and torture for all eternity. Typical Rick, he sees a way out of this mess and drags Morty with him on a horrific adventure to speak to…the manager.
In Shops: Apr 29, 2020
SRP: $3.99

 

 

RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS COUNCIL OF RICKS #1 
(W) Jake Goldman (A/CA) Philip Murphy
A long time ago or, you know, whenever, just not right now…. Hired by the PRIME RICKMINISTER himself, RICK PRIME is on the hunt for who’s been making COUNTERFEIT RICKS and selling to planets of rich idiots who could use a genius. But when he discovers that FIVE COUNTERFEIT RICKS have escaped into THE CITADEL, he’ll have to assemble a team (a COUNCIL, if you will) to help him find the FAKE RICKS and get rid of them, preferably as violently as possible. But who is really behind these COUNTERFEIT RICKS and why?! And what does this have to do with the GAGGLE OF JERRYS that hides in the subsections of the CITADEL?!
In Shops: Apr 15, 2020
SRP: $4.99

SOURCE POINT PRESS

GUTTER MAGIC SMOKE & MIRRORS
(W) Rich Douek (A) Fei Chen
A new day dawns in the world of Gutter Magic! Cinder is back on the streets, and a dangerous new gang moves in to claim the Morgue’s former territory – leaving it up to Shiver to defend the remnants of her mother’s criminal empire. As he faces down new foes, and old, Cinder is about to learn that knowing magic, and actually practicing it, are two completely different things. The hit series continues with an all new adventure, featuring new interior artist Fei Chen!
In Shops: Apr 29, 2020
SRP: $3.99

VALIANT COMICS

FINAL WITNESS #1 (OF 5)
(W) Ray Fawkes (A) Jeremy Haun (CA) Rahzzah
Ray Fawkes (Gotham By Midnight) and Jeremy Haun (The Red Mother) ignite a chilling new crime noir mystery.
A superpowered serial killer is terrorizing San Francisco, but they’re no Zodiac — they’re worse.
The detective, the reporter, the new superhero in town… who will be the final witness?
In Shops: Apr 29, 2020
SRP: $3.99

 

 

VAULT COMICS

HUNDRED WOLVES #1
(W) Myke Cole (A/CA) Tony Akins
The Hundred Wolves are bloody-handed terrors of the steppe. Andrei and Oksana have left the Cossack band to raise their daughter on a farm they hold from the noble Count Ostoja, but the raiding life isn’t done with them. Both the Hundred Wolves and the couple’s new liege lord wish to employ their deadly skills-and neither will take no for an answer. From celebrated author Myke Cole (The Sacred Throne Trilogy, The Shadow Ops Trilogy) and venerable artist Tony Akins (Fables, Hellblazer, Wonder Woman) comes a story of war and family, blending historical fiction with a touch of fantasy.
In Shops: Apr 29, 2020
SRP: $3.99

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