Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson’s ASTRO CITY is one of our favorite superhero comics of all time — and now it’s returning in a new ongoing series! Busiek crafts an original superhero universe using classic DC and Marvel archetypes that are familiar yet fresh, and he always seems to tell the best story about each archetype he tackles. That first issue of ASTRO CITY, featuring Samaritan? One of the best “Superman” stories you’ll ever read! We can’t wait to read what archetypes he perfects next!
Remember when Gerard Way, the frontman from that band My Chemical Romance, decided to write some comics books, and we all groaned and thought, “Not another comic book writing celebrity hack?” And then THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY turned out to be one of our new favorite comics?! Well, that’s because Way’s always been into comics, and even interned at DC Comics for a while, and was inspired by Grant Morrison in writing his own comics. Well, anyhoo, he’s back, and he and Shaun Simon and Becky Cloonan are doing a new comic book series called THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS, and we’re sure it will turn out to be one of our new favorite comics!
Hey! Know how Scott Snyder and Jim Lee seem to be doing everybody’s favorite comics over at DC Comics? Well, DC figured it out too, so they put them together for the all-new SUPERMAN UNCHAINED series!
———- MARVEL COMICS ———-
SAVAGE WOLVERINE #6
ZEB WELLS (W) • JOE MADUREIRA (A/C)
Variant Cover by J. Scott Campbell
Variant Cover by Humberto Ramos
X-Men 50th Anniversary Variant Also Available
Blank Cover Also Available
Wolverine Costume Variant By Mike Perkins
• A NEW ARC STARTS HERE!
• (WOLVERINE + ELEKTRA + SPIDER-MAN) x (WELLS + MADUREIRA) – RULES = PAIN.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS #1 (OF 8)
Lee Weeks (W/A/C)
• A gorgeous new series featuring the greatest talents in comics brings you the rest of the Man Without Fear’s story
• Legendary artist Lee Weeks returns to his favorite hero for “Angels Unaware!”
• A blizzard brings New York to a stand still — and a young patient lies on death’s door unless Daredevil can get to him in time!
32 PGS./Rated T+…$2.99
UNCANNY X-MEN VOL. 1: REVOLUTION PREMIERE HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by CHRIS BACHALO & FRAZER IRVING
Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
The true flagship X-Men series returns…NOW! In the wake of the Phoenix event, exactly what are Cyclops and his team of outlaw X-Men — visionary revolutionaries or dangerous terrorists? Whatever the truth, Cyclops, Emma Frost, Magneto, and Magik are gathering new mutants and redefining the name Uncanny X-Men. But they face harsh challenges: once again, robotic Sentinels hunt the team and the mutants they protect…but who’s doing the hunting? And there’s a mole on Cyclops’ team — but who is it? A weakened Magneto must prove that he’s still the master of magnetism, as Magik wonders why she is the only Phoenix Five member to emerge unscathed! Plus: learn what it’s like to be a student at Cyclops’ new school! Blockbuster creators Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo revamp the entire X-Men concept! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (2013) #1-5.
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1 HC
Written by DAN SLOTT, JM DEMATTEIS & JEN VAN METER
Penciled by RICHARD ELSON, HUMBERTO RAMOS, GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI, STEPHANIE BUSCEMA & RYAN STEGMAN
Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
It’s the story that turned Spider-Man’s world upside-down as a dying Dr. Octopus hatches his master plan for vengeance against Spider-Man: He will become him! When Peter Parker suddenly awakens to find himself trapped in the failing body of his greatest foe, Otto Octavius rejoices in the power and youth of his new form. Can Peter switch their minds back before his time runs out? Yes…and no! As Peter’s story comes to a dramatic close, Otto vows to become better than his old foe in every possible way. Smarter, stronger — he will be the Superior Spider-Man! But even with his newfound sense of heroism and responsibility, can Otto survive his heroic baptism of fire against the Sinister Six? A new era of web-slinging excitement starts NOW! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #698-700 and SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1-5.
248 PGS./Rated T+ …$34.99
NEW AVENGERS VOL. 1: EVERYTHING DIES PREMIERE HC
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by STEVE EPTING
Cover by JOCK
To prevent the collision of our universe with another, the Illuminati must reassemble…NOW! It’s the Marvel Universe’s most powerful and brilliant team: Black Panther, Iron Man, Dr. Strange, Black Bolt, Mr. Fantastic, Sub-Mariner and the Beast — armed with the six Infinity Gems against an infinite legion of parallel realities. But their task is complicated by old wounds, lies and secret agendas. When the Illuminati experiences its first dimensional incursion, can the members of this loose brotherhood trust each other enough to use the Infinity Gems in unison? And when they learn Earth is the center point for the death of the universe, doesn’t that mean destroying it might save everything else? Enter the world-eater, Galactus, as the New Avengers do the unthinkable! Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting revamp the New Avengers in a multiverse-spanning saga! Collecting NEW AVENGERS (2013) #1-6.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
———- DC COMICS ———-
SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
Backup story art by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale JUNE 12 • 40 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
When thirteen satellites fall from the sky in one day, the logical suspect is Lex Luthor—even though he’s still locked up in prison! But a stranger question remains: if Superman didn’t stop the last satellite from falling, who did? There’s an mystery hidden where even Superman can’t see it — can The Man of Steel drag a decades-old secret into the light? Don’t miss the debut of this red-hot new series from two of comics’ brightest superstars: SCOTT SNYDER and JIM LEE!
Written by GREG PAK
Art by JAE LEE
BATMAN cover by JAE LEE
SUPERMAN cover by JAE LEE
“We Can Be Heroes” blank variant cover available
On sale JUNE 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
A new epic begins with the debut of this new, ongoing series! Don’t miss the first fateful meeting of Batman and Superman in The New 52!
TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA #1
Written by RAY FAWKES
Art by DANIEL SAMPERE and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale JUNE 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The mysterious woman connected to the creation of the New 52 gets her own series! Pandora is on an action-packed, blood-soaked mission to hunt down the horrors she inadvertently unleashed upon the world. Can she save the DCU—and redeem herself in the process? A prequel to the upcoming “Trinity War”!
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Backup story written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
Backup story art by TK TK
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
On sale JUNE 12 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Witness The New 52 origin of The Dark Knight in BATMAN: ZERO YEAR! Twists and turns are around every corner as Bruce Wayne takes the final steps toward his destiny! And in the backup story, learn more about how different Gotham City was at this dangerous point in time.
ASTRO CITY #1
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover A by ALEX ROSS (featuring heroes)
Cover B by ALEX ROSS (featuring villains)
On sale JUNE 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
ASTRO CITY is back in a new, ongoing monthly series that showcases old heroes and new, as The Ambassador comes to Earth, and an ordinary man is caught up in a cosmic conflict! Featuring the return of favorites like Samaritan and Honor Guard, and the debut of some new sensations! Plus, the seeds of a new mystery: Who is the Broken Man? The entire award-winning creative team is back to kick off a new epoch of the human and the super human. Get in on the ground floor of Astro City’s next epic!
100 BULLETS: BROTHER LONO #1
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by EDUARDO RISSO
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale JUNE 19 • 40 pg, FC, 1 of 8, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
BROTHER LONO is a brand-new 8-issue miniseries set in the world of 100 BULLETS! The Eisner award-winning team behind 100 BULLETS—writer Brian Azzarello, artist Eduardo Risso, colorist Trish Mulvihill, letterer Clem Robbins and cover artist Dave Johnson—reunites to tell the story of the baddest Minuteman of all. When last we saw Lono in 100 BULLETS, Dizzy Cordova had shot him through the chest…but Lono always was too tough to die. Now, after the final events of 100 BULLETS, Lono finds himself in Mexico working on the side of the angels. But there’s always more to a 100 BULLETS story, so pick up this EXTRA-SIZE first issue to see what’s really going on with BROTHER LONO, the cold-blooded killer you hate to love!
AMERICAN VAMPIRE: THE LONG ROAD TO HELL #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER and RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
ONE-SHOT • On sale JUNE 12 • 64 pg, FC, $6.99 US • MATURE READERS
Fan-favorite character Travis Kidd—the vampire hunter who likes to “bite them back”—makes his return in this new AMERICAN VAMPIRE one-shot! It’s a story burned deep into the American psyche: two young lovers, a stolen car and the open road. But these young lovers are newly turned vampires trying to fight the bloodsucking urge inside them. To make matters worse, they’ve got a pack of angry vampires on their tails—plus bad-ass vamp-killer Travis Kidd. He’s tracking the “Heartbreak Killers” across the heartland, but can he stop them before it all ends in tragedy? This one-shot special sets the stage for the AMERICAN VAMPIRE relaunch later this year!
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THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS #1 (OF 6)
Gerard Way (W/Special variant cover), Shaun Simon (W), Becky Cloonan (A/Cover), Dan Jackson (C), and Gabriel Bá (Variant cover)
On sale June 12
FC, 32 pages $3.99 / Miniseries
Years ago, the Killjoys fought against the tyrannical megacorporation Better Living Industries, costing them their lives, save for one — the mysterious Girl. Today, the followers of the original Killjoys languish in the Desert while BLI systematically strips citizens of their individuality. As the fight for freedom fades, it’s left to the Girl to take up the mantle and bring down the fearsome BLI or else join the mindless ranks of Bat City!
JOE HILL’S THUMBPRINT #1 (OF 3)
Joe Hill & Jason Ciaramella (w) • Vic Malhotra (a & c)
Private Mallory Grennan had done terrible things as an Abu Ghraib prison worker. After being discharged from the army, Mal thought she was leaving her sins behind to start a new life back home. But some things can’t be left behind — some things don’t want to be left behind. By Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella, the writing team that brought you the Eisner-award nominated one-shot, The Cape, with art by Vic Malhotra. Thumbprint will turn your guts inside out.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
WILD BLUE YONDER #1 (OF 5)
Mike Raicht (w) • Zach Howard (a & c)
Take to the skies in this thrilling new action-adventure sci-fi tale. In the near future, mankind has destroyed the Earth, and the only refuge from radioactive pollution can be found in the skies. Unfortunately dwindling supplies and bloodthirsty air-pirates make life all the harder. Will the crew of the Dawn escape the merciless Judge and survive another week? Read the book everyone will be talking about and find out!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
story GREG RUCKA
art/cover MICHAEL LARK
32 PAGES / FC / M $2.99
FAMILY: Part One—In a dystopian near-future, government is a quaint concept, resources are coveted, and possession is 100% of the law. A handful of Families rule, jealously guarding what they have and exploiting the Waste who struggle to survive in their domains. Forever Carlyle defends her family’s holdings through deception and force as their protector, their Lazarus. Shot dead defending the family home, Forever’s day goes downhill from there….
FATALE, VOL. 3: WEST OF HELL TP
story ED BRUBAKER
art / cover SEAN PHILLIPS, BETTIE BREITWEISER & DAVE STEWART
cover SEAN PHILLIPS
120 PAGES / FC / M $14.99
The third arc of the hit series hits stands the same day as the next one begins! From the dark days of the depression, to the middle ages and the old west, these tales of horror and myth and the mystery of the Femme Fatale reveal secrets even our heroine doesn’t know about yet. Bold and experimental, this is pulp noir horror at it’s finest. Collects FATALE #11-14.
SAGA VOL. 2 TP
story BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
art / cover FIONA STAPLES
144 PAGES / FC / M $14.99
Collecting the epic second storyline of the smash hit series Entertainment Weekly called “the kind of comic you get when truly talented superstar creators are given the freedom to produce their dream comic.” Thanks to her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana, newborn baby Hazel has already survived lethal assassins, rampaging armies, and alien monstrosities, but in the cold vastness of outer space, the little girl encounters her family’s greatest challenge yet: the grandparents. Collects SAGA #7-12.
PROPHET VOLUME 2: BROTHERS TP
story BRANDON GRAHAM & SIMON ROY
art SIMON ROY, FAREL DALRYMPLE, GIANNIS MILONOGIANNIS & BRANDON GRAHAM
cover GIANNIS MILONOGIANNIS
172 PAGES / FC / T+ $14.99
The distant future war continues, Old man Prophet is awake now and searching across the universe for old allies that have survived the centuries since the last war. Collects PROPHET #27-32.
THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 18: WHAT COMES AFTER TP
story ROBERT KIRKMAN
art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
136 PAGES / BW/M $14.99
Following the events of SOMETHING TO FEAR, Rick and the other survivors accept a new way of life under Negan’s rule, but not everyone agrees. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #103-108.
MOUSE GUARD VOLUME 3: THE BLACK AXE HC
(W/A/CA) David Petersen
This is the third collected volume in the continuing saga of the Eisner Award-winning and critically acclaimed fantasy comic series, Mouse Guard, serving as a prequel to the two previous volumes. Set in 1115, this is the story of how the Guardmouse Celanawe’s paw first touched the legendary weapon, the Black Axe. The arrival of distant kin takes Celanawe on an adventure that will carry him across the sea to uncharted waters and lands, all while unraveling the legend of Farrer, the blacksmith who forged the mythic axe. This hardcover collection will include an epilogue, pinups, a 22-page section of maps, guide pages, and cutaways, as well as reprinting the 2010 Free Comic Book Day story as a prologue to the tale.
HC, 8×8, 208pgs, FC $24.95
EXTINCTION PARADE #1
(W) Max Brooks (A/CA) Raulo Caceres
The best-selling Zombie writer in history finally unleashes an all-new epic for comics! Be ready for the summer’s biggest comic event as millions of zombie fans come looking for with the first chapter of Max Brooks’ Extinction Parade! One of the founders of the zombie renaissance, Max Brooks has sold millions of books in dozens of languages. His first book The Zombie Survival Guide not only singlehandedly jump-started the zombie prep subculture, it’s graphic novel companion Recorded Attacks debuted as #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. His second book, World War Z (already a multi-million copy NYT bestseller in its own right), has been adapted by Brad Pitt into what is sure to be one of the biggest blockbuster movies of 2013.
Now Brooks takes the zombie genre to a whole new level with his new comic series Extinction Parade featuring stunningly rendered art by super-star Raulo (Crossed, Captain Swing) Caceres. Building on the seed of his hit 2010 short story, Brooks has crafted a truly epic series spanning over 250 pages. Not only does Extinction Parade’s multilayered depth and meticulously researched detail raise it to the standard of his previous work, it also introduces fans to an entirely new, fresh and terrifying subgenre: Vampires Vs Zombies.
As humans wage their loosing fight versus the hoards of the subdead, a frightening realization sets in with the secretive Vampire race: our food is dying off. This is the story of Vampires’ decent into all-out war with the mindless hungry hordes of the zombie outbreak as humanity tries to survive them all. Three species in mortal conflict. This is how a species dies. Available with Regular, Wraparound, “End of a Species” and Bloodwashed Retailer Incentive covers by Raulo Caceres. Also, available with a special black Leather cover, limited to just 1,000 copies!
REGULAR—32pgs, FC (1 of 11) $3.99
(W) Adam Egypt Mortimer (A/CA) Darick Robertson
This madcap sci-fi buddy adventure about a wanna-be bank robber and his best-friend Gun, a drug-addicted, foul-mouthed, living gun, marks Darick Robertson’s return to the hard sci-fi worldbuilding of his classic Transmetropolitan mixed with The Boys’ ultra-violence and the lunacy of Happy.
32pgs, FC SRP: $3.50
(W) Matt Miner (A) Joel Gomez (CA) Tim Seeley
Read the book that Batman’s Scott Snyder calls “a really cool, progressive story about young outcast crusaders.” A hard-edged vigilante series about two young heroes who avenge the torture of animals. “Unlike any comic book project to date, Miner delivers a message about animal abuse blended with a gritty protagonist in the vein of Batman or The Punisher.” — ComicBooked
32pgs, FC SRP: $3.50
SIXGUN GORILLA #1 (OF 6)
(W) Simon Spurrier (A) Jeff Stokely
(CA) A: Ramón Pérez, B: James Harren
Welcome to “the Blister” a bizarre otherworld colonized by humans sometime in the 22nd century, which quickly became a hotly contested source of fertile land and natural resources long ago exhausted on Earth. In this new frontier, a rogue gunslinger and his companion wander across a wilderness in the grips of a civil war, encountering lawlessness, natives, and perversions of civilization in a world at the crossroads between the past and the future. The fact that said gunslinger is a bio-surgically modified silverback gorilla toting a pair of enormous revolvers is neither here nor there. Written by Simon Spurrier (Marvel’s XMEN LEGACY, CROSSED WISH YOU WHERE HERE), drawn by hot new talent Jeff Stokely (FRAGGLE ROCK, THE REASON FOR DRAGONS), and featuring a cover by Eisner Award-winning artist Ramón Pérez (A TALE OF SAND, WOLVERINE & THE XMEN), SIXGUN GORILLA is a pulpy mash-up of Western weirdness and lofi science fiction unlike anything else on the stands! Ask your retailer about the rare variant cover by James Harren (B.P.R.D.)!
32pgs, FC (1 of 6) $3.99
HEROBEAR AND THE KID SPECIAL #1
(W/A/CA) Mike Kunkel
THE INDEPENDENT, ALL-AGES SMASH-HIT HEROBEAR AND THE KID RETURNS! It’s Picture Day at Tyler’s school, and naturally he’s forgotten! But before Tyler can pick his good side, he has to sneak out of class with his best friend Herobear to stop an attack on the Simpleton Bridge from the mysterious Von Klon and his SubofDoom! …and he better not lose his hallpass in the process. Don’t miss as creator Mike Kunkel relaunches his Eisner awardwinning creation at KaBOOM! with a brand new original adventure! Ask your retailer about the Herobear and the Kid Animation Cell Variant and the rare Mike Kunkel HandSketch Variant!
32pgs, FC $3.99
A USER’S GUIDE TO NEGLECTFUL PARENTING GN
(W/A/CA) Guy Delisle
With A User’s Guide to Neglectful Parenting, the dry humor that pervades Guy Delisle’s landmark and praised graphic travelogues takes center stage. Quick, light vignettes play on the worries and cares any young parent might have, and offer wry solutions to the petty frustrations of being a dad who works from home. Readers familiar with Delisle’s stranger-in-a-strange-land technique for storytelling will recognize the titular parent in this book; Delisle’s travelogues were simultaneously portraits of complex places and times, and portraits of a stay-at-home dad’s ever-changing relationship with his children while his wife is out working for Doctors Without Borders. The relationship between young child and all-too-irony-aware parent is beautifully done here, and Delisle’s loose flowing style has been set free, creating a wonderful sense of motion throughout. A User’s Guide is an intimate, offbeat look at the joys of parenting.
SC, 5×7, 192pgs, B&W SRP: $16.95
PRIMATES: THE FEARLESS SCIENCE OF JANE GOODALL, DIAN FOSSEY, AND BIRUTE GALDIKAS HC
(W) Jim Ottaviani (A/CA) Maris Wicks
A action-packed account of the three greatest primatologists of the last century: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas. These three ground-breaking researchers were all students of the great Louis Leakey, and each made profound contributions to primatology-and to our own understanding of ourselves. Tackling Goodall, Fossey, and Galdikas in turn, and covering the highlights of their respective careers, Primates is an accessible, entertaining, and informative look at the field of primatology and at the lives of three of the most remarkable women scientists of the twentieth century.
HC, 6×9, 144pgs, FC SRP: $19.99
THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE VOLUME 43
(A) Various (CA) Andy Kubert
In addition to being the preeminent source of comic book pricing information for more than four decades, The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide features a ton of other data as well. With 300,000 prices, all new market reports, celebrations of Superman’s 75th anniversary, the X-Men’s 50th anniversary, The Walking Dead’s 10th anniversary, a look at the work of Overstreet Hall of Fame artist Mac Raboy, and more, readers will get a first hand look at what has made the Guide the definitive guide for collectors and dealers alike since 1970. Volume 43 is available with either a PREVIEWS Exclusive Superman cover by Andy Kubert or an X-Men cover by Mike Deodato, Jr.! Please note: the hardcover editions are printed very close to order. (STK610480) (C: 0-1-1)
SUPERMAN SC—SC, 6.5×9.25, 1136pgs, PC SRP: $29.95
SUPERMAN HC—HC, 7×10, 1136pgs, PC SRP: $35.00
X-MEN SC—SC, 7×10, 1136pgs, PC SRP: $29.95
X-MEN HC—HC, 7×10, 1136pgs, PC SRP: $35.00
THE WALKING DEAD BOOK 2: ROAD TO WOODBURY SC
(W) Jay Bonansinga, Robert Kirkman (A) Various
This riveting sequel to Rise of the Governor delves into Philip Blake’s ascension as the leader of Woodbury. But it won’t be easy. There are those within this walled-off city who don’t trust Philip or his motives — or the strange scratching sounds that come from his apartment. But Philip Blake is determined to turn Woodbury into a haven from the post-apocalyptic nightmare surrounding Woodbury, and he’ll do whatever necessary to make sure that his vision sees fruition. Even if that means killing the people currently in charge.
SC, 5.5×8, 320pgs, B&W SRP: $14.99
DC CLASSIC TV: 1966 BATMAN 6-INCH ACTION FIGURES
One of the most beloved television series of all time, the 1966 Batman series starring Adam West and Burt Ward, comes to life with the first series in Mattel’s new DC Classic TV Action Figures! Fans of the series can collect figures of Batman (complete with Batusi hands), the Riddler, the Penguin, the Joker, Catwoman, and Batman (with Radio Active cowl). Each figure stands 6″ tall and features a sculpt based on the classic series! Blister card packaging.
Figure SRP: $24.99
DC CLASSIC TV: 1966 BATMAN MOMENT ACTION FIGURE 2-PACKS
Some of the most memorable moments of the classic 1966 Batman television series are recreated with Mattel’s new DC Classic TV Moment Action Figure 2-Packs! These packs feature Batman, his friends, and his villains in a 5″ scale that recreates the style and costumes of the beloved series. Window box packaging.
2-pack SRP: $49.99
DC CLASSIC TV: 1966 BATMAN BATMOBILE
Atomic batteries to power, turbines to speed! Batman and Robin are ready to race into Gotham City in the Batmobile! Based on the classic wheels from the Adam West/Burt Ward Batman television series, this Batmobile is the perfect accessory for the new DC Classic TV action figures!
Vehicle SRP: $74.99