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DARK NIGHTS METAL #5 (OF 6)
DC COMICS
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion
The Justice League faces the final extinguishing of our world, invaded on all sides by unimaginable nightmares, fueled on to the edge of oblivion only by the belief that there must be a light in the endless darkness-somewhere. But…what if there’s not?
FOIL-STAMPED, EMBOSSED COVER
RATED T+

 

FLASH ANNUAL #1
DC COMICS
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Christian Duce (CA) Howard Porter
“FLASH WAR” prelude! The biggest Flash story of 2018 starts here, with a special story starring the classic Wally West, who’s conflicted over whether to let Iris West know he is alive-and he’ll need the help of the Flash to figure out what to do! But when Magenta, Wally’s old love, needs his help, the Flash returns home to Keystone City where he is confronted with violent memories of an unknown world…A major turning point for the Flash family that sets the path for earth shattering stories in 2018!
RATED T

 

PHOENIX RESURRECTION RETURN JEAN GREY #5 (OF 5) LEG
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Khoi Pham (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
A light in the darkness is not always welcome.
Kitty Pryde, Old Man Logan and Cyclops are leading teams of X-Men all across the globe, chasing events connected to the Phoenix. But with teammates disappearing and familiar enemies returning, the X-Men are fighting a losing battle. Beast doesn’t know how or what shape it will take, but he knows they are running out of time before the Phoenix makes its true presence known.
Meanwhile, a young woman named Jean is starting to go insane in her peaceful, suburban life. Nightmares and daydreams are spilling over into the world and revealing cracks in her reality. Jean’s life and everything in it may just be a facade, but made by who? And why?
Jean needs to escape. The X-Men need to stop the cycle of death the Phoenix brings. Their worlds will violently collide as Jean searches for an opening and the X-Men fight for closure. But when they are brought together, will the X-Men be reunited with their long-lost teammate – or something darker?
Rated T+

 

QUANTUM & WOODY (2017) #2
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Daniel Kibblesmith (A) Kano (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
The must-read superhero-action-family-drama-buddy-comedy throwdown of 2018! It’s the ones you love that hurt you the most…and, in the case of super-powered adoptive brothers Eric and Woody Henderson – aka Quantum and Woody – this is defi nitely going to leave a mark! Quantum has kept the truth about Woody’s biological father a secret, and now that Woody has found out about his brother’s betrayal, their once-promising superhero career has ground to a standstill. So now it’s time for one last shot at teaming up as our heroes head “down under” – ahem, to Australia – in search of Woody’s one true DNA match. Like father, like son? Let’s hope not. You’ll believe two men and a goat can fl y coach when the new adventures of the world’s worst superhero team continue with a slightly less collectible second issue from rising star Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show With Stephen Colbert) and dazzling artist extraordinaire Kano (Daredevil)!

 

STAR WARS ADV FORCES OF DESTINY ROSE & PAIGE
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Delilah Dawson (A/CA) Nicoletta Baldari
The Star Wars Forces of Destiny initiative celebrates the inspiring stories of iconic heroes from a galaxy far, far away….
Star Wars Adventures has joined the festivities with an exciting weekly series of comic books that explores all corners of the Star Wars universe, showing how choices both big and small ultimately shape the destinies of beloved characters, such as Princess Leia, Rey, Padme, Ahsoka, and Hera along with your soon-to-be favorites from The Last Jedi, Rose and Paige!
Fans will be excited to discover these stories told by talent from across Star Wars novels, comics and animation, including Delilah S. Dawson, Elsa Charretier, Beth Revis, Jody Houser, and Devin Grayson!
• Each issue has a variant cover by Elsa Charretier! Collect all five!
• Featuring your favorite classic Star Wars characters and a couple of brand new favorites!

 

STAR WARS LAST JEDI DJ #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ben Blacker, Ben Acker (A) Kev Walker (CA) Jeff Dekal
When STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI takes theaters in FORCE (get it?) this December, Star Wars fans will get a peek into some new dark corners of the Galaxy Far Away…and out of one of those corners scuttles DJ, the mysterious character played by Benecio Del Toro! Who is this mystery man, and what put him in the path of our Resistance heroes? Join Ben Acker & Ben Blacker (Star Wars Join the Resistance, Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Storms of Crait) and Kev Walker (Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, Darkhawk) as they reveal a day in DJ’s life just before his appearance in the film!
Rated T

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BLACK AF AMERICAS SWEETHEART GN
BLACK MASK COMICS
(W) Kwanza Osajyefo (A) Jennifer Johnson (CA) Sho Murase
Can a black woman be America’s first superhero?
Eli Franklin is a 15-year-old girl living in rural Montana-and she just happens to be the most powerful person on the planet. In the aftermath of the world learning that only black people have superpowers, Eli makes her debut as the superhero Good Girl, on a mission to help people and quell the fear of empowered blacks. When a super-terrorist threatens to take away everything Eli has worked toward, will donning a patriotic costume be enough for her to find acceptance?
America’s Sweetheart expands BLACK into a universe of heroes.

 

DC SUPER HERO GIRLS DATE WITH DISASTER TP
DC COMICS
(W) Shea Fontana (A/CA) Yancy Labat
From the highly successful DC SUPER HERO GIRLS line of original graphic novels comes the latest title, starring Batgirl!
Catwoman is out on the prowl one night when kaboom! An explosion at S.T.A.R. Labs rouses the heroes from their slumber. Star students Batgirl and Lois Lane both know the lab incident is fishy, and they meet later to share clues. But nothing could’ve prepared Batgirl for what they see next: Batgirl’s dad out on a date! Batgirl is grossed out until her friends convince her that dads get lonely, too. And with the school dance coming up and everyone pairing off-heck, even Principal Waller has a date with a guy called Deadshot-maybe it’ll be okay. The girls place a personal ad for Commissioner Gordon while they delve deeper into the mystery surrounding the explosion, but they’re about to discover more than who is behind the attack on S.T.A.R. Labs. Could it be that posting an ad looking for dates for the commissioner is like advertising catnip for criminals?

 

ETERNAL OGN (MR)
BLACK MASK COMICS
(W) Eric Zawadzki, Ryan Lindsay (A) Eric Zawadzki
A group of isolated shieldmaidens protect their village against a tide of men who think they can take their land land from them. Vif takes her band of women off viking to quell the advances of a loitering mystical scumbag, Bjarte. But some battles rage on inside us long after the field is empty, and some opponents won’t ever stay down. Eternal is a haunting story of how vulnerable you make yourself when trying to protect everything around you.
This oversized bande dessinee graphic novella is a love letter to brutal violence and eternal emotions. With hyperdetailed art and gorgeous fluid motion from artist Eric Zawadzki [hot off THE DREGS], this story will be one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking things you will read this year. Written by Ryan K Lindsay, known for marrying emotion to genre in BEAUTIFUL CANVAS and the award winning NEGATIVE SPACE, this self-contained story is aimed to be a boutique item for your shelves, and a gateway gift to others you know and love.

 

VENOM TP VOL 03 LETHAL PROTECTOR BLOOD IN THE WATER
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Mike Costa (A) Paulo Siqueira, Mark Bagley (CA) Mark Bagley
Something sinister is lingering in the darkest depths of New York, and no one is safe! Even the monsters know fear when the world’s deadliest hunter, Kraven, makes them his prey. Their only hope is Venom, a lethal protector who can turn the hunter…into the hunted. But with Kraven armed to the teeth and hungry for blood, can Venom hold him off long enough to protect the dinosaur community living beneath the streets of Manhattan? Or will the vengeful, relentless and unkillable Kraven find himself a heartbeat away from adding a new trophy to his collection: the head of Eddie Brock?! Plus: You’ve seen things from Eddie Brock’s perspective, now see how they look from the other side in a tale told from the point of view of the Venom symbiote! Collecting VENOM (2016) #154-158.
Rated T+

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    ROOT

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    TOWER OF MADNESS

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