This Week in Comics
A lot of excellent comics this month. Be sure to check out Amazing Spider-Man #800, with guest artists from spidey's past, and over 80 pages of content!
We also see a new Captain Marvel Infinity Countdown, a new Judge Dredd, the return of the Harbinger Wars, and more. Also, Jabberjaw - can't beat that.
And remember, any title with a (P) is a link to a pdf preview of the comic, usually around 4-6 pages.
(W) Dan Slott (A) Stuart Immonen, Humberto Ramos, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Jim Cheung (CA) Alex Ross
• Dan Slott and Stuart Immomen are joined by many of the artists who made the last 10 years of Spider-Man so Amazing!
• The biggest Peter Parker/Norman Osborn story of all time unfolds over one 80-page story, a scope unmatched in comics!
• Who lives?! Who dies?! And what scars will Spider-Man bear from here on out?!
(W) Jody Houser (A/CA) Scott Koblish
PARKER FAMILY VACATION BEGINS NOW!
401k? Insurance? Vacation Days? When you're a superhero, benefits aren't usually part of the care package. But Peter and Mary Jane Parker have been saving up for a "just the two of us" vacation since Annie was born, and they aren't going to let trouble - no matter how catastrophic - get in their way! Now all they need is to find a good babysitter...
A one-shot Spider-Family Adventure taking place BEFORE the events of "8 Years Later..."
(W) Dan Abnett, Jeff Parker (A) Scott Kolins (A/CA) Paul Pelletier, Andrew Hennessy
When the town of Amnesty Island is besieged by a series of shark attacks, authorities call Aquaman for help! What's unusual about this case is that the shark isn't trying to kill people-he just wants to talk to them. The very confused Jabberjaw needs to get back to Aqualand, the future undersea utopia where he came from. But that peaceful city where man and sentient sea life have been living in harmony has been turned into a dystopian nightmare created by a new Ocean Master. Now the King of Atlantis and his friendly shark ally have to team up to set things right. Also includes a Captain Caveman meets the wizard Shazam in a short story by Jeff Parker and Scott Kolins.
(W) Chuck Dixon (A/CA) Graham Nolan
The penultimate issue of this year-long event starts and ends with action, as Bane and his company of villains invade Kobra's mountain stronghold with the aim of kidnapping the infant Naja-Naja. But one of Bane's newfound allies is actually his oldest enemy: Batman! The globe-spanning, universe-rocking gangster epic begins its climax here! Who will live? Who will die? And what will happen when the wrath of Kobra falls on the man who broke the Bat?
(W) Tim Seeley (A) Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy (CA) Rafael Albuquerque
Ra's al Ghul returns to have a heart-to-heart with his grandson, Damian. Once upon a time, Ra's thought Bruce Wayne would be the heir apparent to his criminal empire, but now that Batman has turned his back on Talia for good, Ra's wants to know if Damian Wayne will honor his mother by stepping into the family business at last.
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen
"THE END OF THE UNIVERSE," Part Two
Is this really the end? Tim-21 is delivered to the enemy and betrayed by one of his closest allies. But nothing can prepare the universe for what comes next as King S'Lok returns and does the unthinkable. Meanwhile, Queen Between and Andy face a betrayal of their own, with Bandit hanging in the balance.
(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Gary Frank
The Comedian lives! The Mime and Marionette loose in Gotham City! Rorschach is locked in the bowels of Arkham Asylum! Secrets will be revealed as the Doomsday Clock ticks on...
(W) Scott Lobdell (A/CA) Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
When Wally West tries to take down Kilgre, he's stunned to find he has an unknown ally who can move just as fast as he can. Dr. Pernell, a brilliant S.T.A.R. Labs scientist, has found a way to power his buggy using the Speed Force. When The Flash agrees to help test the limits of the vehicle in a race, something sends them spiraling out of the Speed Force and into the unknown. They land in a post-apocalyptic future, but Dr. Pernell is gone, leaving only the buggy, which is now sentient. Together with his new anthropomorphic ally, The Flash must find a way to repair the time stream and stop the triple threat of Savitar, Speed Demon Buggy and... Reverse Speed Buggy!
(W) Julie Benson, Shawna Benson (A) Carmen Nunez Carnero (CA) David Lopez
Entitled rich boy Oliver Queen grew up a member of elite society. But after a drunken escapade left him stranded on a deserted island, Oliver learned to survive and become more than a man - he became a hunter. He became a survivor. He became a hero. But when Green Arrow comes face-to-face with a challenge he never saw coming, his entire worldview - his reason for being a hero - comes into question. Because that challenge has a name: Amanda Waller!
(W) Andy Diggle (A) Juan Ferreyra (CA) Mike Perkins
Every thousand years, a ceremony is held on a long-forgotten world to celebrate the life of an ancient Green Lantern hero. Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz are chosen to represent Earth at this event, but they quickly learn not all is as it seems. A secret has been buried on this planet, and it's up to our heroes to find it and put the mystery to rest once and for all!
(W) Matt Kindt, Eric Heisserer (A) Tomas Giorello (CA) J. G. Jones
THE SEISMIC COMICS EVENT OF 2018 STARTS HERE!
From New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR. DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Tomas Giorello (X-O MANOWAR), the most powerful Valiant event ever attempted erupts in full force as X-O Manowar, Livewire, the Harbinger Renegades, Bloodshot, the Secret Weapons, Ninjak, and a cast of thousands draw their battle lines in HARBINGER WARS 2!
For the rare and immensely powerful subset of humanity known as psiots, their unique abilities have come with an enormous cost. Once, their existence was known only to a select few. Now, the revelation that thousands of these latent telekinetic "harbingers" secretly live among us...with the potential to become active at any moment...has led the American government to a dramatic tipping point...
Armed with new extra-governmental authority, the deep-black military contractor known as Omen has been authorized to identify, evaluate, and, if need be, eliminate all super-normal threats to the homeland. H.A.R.D. Corps units have been deployed into cities and towns across the United States to enforce their orders.
In the East, one of the most powerful minds on Earth, Peter Stanchek, is leading his band of Renegades across the country, activating any potential psiots willing to join them, and building an insurrection force of ultra-powerful and unwieldy new abilities that will soon bring war to Omen's doorstep...and the unstoppable force known as X-O Manowar raging back to Earth...
In the West, Livewire - the telekinetic technopath with the ability to bend machines and computers to her will - will be forced to choose between her former allies...or her newfound team of Secret Weapons. As the situation escalates beyond human control, the United States will be plunged into darkness from coast to coast, launching Bloodshot and Ninjak into a dangerous mission to neutralize their one-time teammate - and setting the stage for the most shocking, most violent, and most consequential clash of powers ever witnessed in the history of the Valiant Universe!
Dark powers unite to destroy Rondel and cast their shadow over the hills.
(W) Jim McCann (A) Diego Olortegui (CA) In-Hyuk Lee
Carol Danvers has crossed the borders of reality itself and returned in possession of the Reality Stone...and with it has contacted the Marvels of many worlds! Join the Captains Marvel for a cross-time adventure into the nature of the Infinity Stones!
(W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Max Dunbar
When all contact with the Patrick Swayze Block is lost, Dredd and Judge Beeny investigate only to find it's become a beachhead for an all-out mutant assault on Mega-City One. Cutting-edge humor and tense, gritty action from writer Mark Russell (The Flintstones, God Is Disappointed in You) and artist Max Dunbar (Gears of War)!
(W) Scott Snyder, James TynionIV, Joshua Williamson (A) Marcus To (A/CA) Francis Manapul
The epic finale that everyone will be talking about! After the unimaginable happens, the DCU must band together to defend Earth from annihilation. Before the end, new alliances will be forged...and some heroes will be lost forever. Don't miss the event that will set the stage for the Justice League in 2018 and beyond!
(W) Ed Brubaker (A/CA) Sean Phillips
The fourth arc ends with a bang! If Dylan can't get to the trouble, well...it'll just come to him. Trapped in an insane asylum, Dylan fights for his life and whatever future he may have! And don't forget, every issue of KILL OR BE KILLED contains extra back pages, articles, and art!
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Joe Prado (CA) Miguelanxo Prado (A/CA) Ivan Reis
A new era begins for Superman as a threat from his earliest origins reemerges to destroy the Last Son of Krypton. As Superman struggles to come to grips with what has happened to his wife and son, he must also face a new threat that's determined to burn down Metropolis!
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Jim Cheung
THE FATE OF THE FOUR - REVEALED AT LAST!
A mad final gambit against the death of a universe! Ben and Johnny join forces with familiar friends, but will DOOM ruin everything? THE FATE OF THE FOUR will be determined here!
(W) Jim McCann (A) Dario Brizuela (CA) Jacob Chabot
SPIDER-MAN JOINS DOCTOR STRANGE ON A MAGICAL MISSION FOR ALL AGES!
• When his spider-sense starts tingling in the West Village, Spider-Man swings into action. And he knows just where to go: the Sanctum Sanctorum, home of the Master of Mystic Arts - Doctor Stephen Strange!
• And the good doctor needs Spidey's help! The villainous Hela, goddess of the Asgardian underworld, is dead set on destroying the world. And thanks to her, Doctor Strange and Spider-Man are stuck on the astral plane - unable to use their powers!
• Can Doctor Strange and Spider-Man help each other find their inner heroes in time to stop Hela and save the world?
(W) Christina Rice (A) Agnes Garbowska (CA) Philip Murphy
Welcome to a new series of mystery and intrigue! The Cutie Mark Crusaders discover their inner detectives and solve crimes nopony else can! Will they be able to discover who is stealing supplies from Ponyville hospital and get their schoolwork done at the same time? A brand-new miniseries full of mystery and adventure! A sister series to the popular "My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries" prose books!
(W) John Barber (A) Sara Pitre-Durocher (CA) Kei Zama
"The Falling," Part 4. Onyx Prime's motivations are clear, and his scheme seems unstoppable. Heroes have fallen, and hope dwindles for the survivors. Cybertron's last chance of salvation is in the hands of... well, that would be telling, wouldn't it?
(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Guiu Vilanova (CA) Clayton Crain
• FRANK CASTLE is a man on the run!
• With his WAR MACHINE armor being tracked, Frank needs to stay one step ahead of NICK FURY if he wants to keep a handle on this heavy artillery.
• And for what the Punisher's got planned...he's gonna NEED IT!
(W) Marv Wolfman (A) Pop Mhan (CA) Yanick Paquette
Raven and her mother, Arella, have been captured...and now they are being used to open a portal to bring Trigon to Earth, with the intention of spawning an army of perfect warriors!
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples
(W) Erik Larsen (A/CA) Erik Larsen
"GHOSTS FROM THE PAST"
Malcolm Dragon heads into Dimension-X on a rescue mission to save Angel Murphy, and he comes face to face with an evil alternate-reality version of his own mother: Rapture! Another outstanding achievement from award-winning writer/artist ERIK LARSEN!
(W) Ian Flynn (A) Jamal Peppers (CA) Kieran Gates
"The Fate of Dr. Eggman," Part 1. After his last battle with Sonic, Dr. Eggman's gone quiet. His Badnik forces are still causing trouble, but without the bad doctor's usual fanfare. What's Eggman been doing all this time? And what will happen to Sonic when he finds out? Guest starring: The Chaotix Detective Agency!
(W) Jason Latour (A/CA) Robbi Rodriguez
THE SECRET IS OUT!
• Spider-Woman IS Gwen Stacy!
• Will going public fix the timeline - and more important, will it get Gwen out from under the Kingpin's thumb?
• Or will this go as well as the last time a Spider-Person revealed his secret identity?
(W) Rodney Barnes (A) Paolo Villanelli (CA) W. Scott Forbes
Straight from the frames of the highly-anticipated film SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY swaggers a younger and somehow even cockier Lando Calrissian! Before his days in the Rebellion, before he ran Cloud City, even before he lost the Millenium Falcon, comes this tale of Lando's adventures and misadventures in search of love and money leading right up to his appearance in SOLO!
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Oclair Albert (CA) Albert Oclair (A/CA) Fernando Pasarin
It's no fun for Jon Kent to be visiting Big City with his parents for the funeral of an old friend. So his best pal Damian Wayne decides to follow along and give him the inside scoop on the city. But when they go to meet Robin's local friend, Dynomutt, they find him injured and in need of help. And Dynomutt's human superhero companion, Blue Falcon, has seemingly turned evil. What's the reason for this betrayal between once-loyal companions, and what role might the evil Red Vulture play in this scenario?
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Marcus To (CA) R. B. Silva
• The conclusion of the Mothervine story! The ultimate fate of the White Queen and Havok revealed!
• Magneto reveals a secret plan - and secret allies - to counter the chaos caused by Mothervine!
• But some of the new X-Men will not make it out of this adventure alive!
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Pascal Alixe (CA) Travis Charest
After Resurrection. Before Red. Jean Grey was reborn in a world that had changed. Her friends and family had lived lives. Some had lost lives. This is Jean's story of catching up losses and triumphs. Reconnecting with old colleagues, grieving for those lots, and meeting family members she didn't know existed.
(W) Al Ewing (A) Salva Espin (CA) Razzah
DID YOU EVER WANT TO BE DEADPOOL??? Now's your chance! This weekly series is not JUST the most amazing comic book you've ever read...it's also a role-playing adventure! YOU decide what choices Deadpool makes! YOU keep track of your scores issue by issue! YOU roll dice to combat various foes! Travel through Marvel history as Deadpool to meet Hulk in the swinging '60s! To smell Man-Thing in the swampy '70s! To be "seen" by Daredevil in the hard-boiled '80s! And avoid the many BAD ENDINGS you could fall into...or suffer the consequences!