Image Comics & February 2022 Solicitations Spoilers: Howard Chaykin’s Time² Finally Completed!

Image Comics & February 2022 Solicitations Spoilers: Howard Chaykin’s Time² Finally Completed!

John Babos | September 22, 2021 | News | No Comments

Image Comics and February 2022 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Howard Chaykin’s Time² Finally Completed!

Image Comics reports.

HOWARD CHAYKIN’S TIME² CELEBRATES 35TH ANNIVERSARY WITH LONG AWAITED CONCLUSION IN UPCOMING OMNIBUS HARDCOVER EDITION

PORTLAND, Ore. — Graphically experimental, narratively daring, and visually explosive, Howard Chaykin’s Time² was a work ahead of its time2—and remains so today.

In February 2022—just in time2 to celebrate the project’s 35th anniversary—fans will be treated to the long-awaited conclusion—finally!—in a special omnibus hardcover edition from Image Comics.

In addition to remastered versions of the project’s debut in the American Flagg! Special and its long-out-of-print first two volumes, “The Epiphany” and “The Satisfaction of Black Mariah,” the Time² Omnibus completes the trilogy with the new 48-page volume “Hallowed Groundº,” plus many never-before-seen extras.

“Time2 remains among my most personal works in my fifty plus years in comics, and I couldn’t be more grateful to see it back in print, with this final volume, before I take the midnight subway to its final destination,” said Chaykin.

Time² omnibus hardcover edition (ISBN: 978-1-5343-2110-6, Diamond Code OCT210066) will be available on Wednesday, February 16 and in bookstores on Tuesday, February 22. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop or independent bookstore or via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo.

Time² omnibus will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.

Intriguing.

Tags: comic book solicitations, Howard Chaykin, Image, Image Comics, Time²

Valiant Entertainment & December 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Ninjak Made Easy?!

Valiant Entertainment & December 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Ninjak Made Easy?!

John Babos | September 16, 2021 | News | No Comments

Valiant Entertainment and December 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Ninjak Made Easy?!

Solicitation and cover below.

NINJAK VOLUME 1 TPB
(W) Jeff Parker (A/CA) Javier Pulido

OUT OF THE SHADOWS AND INTO THE DAYLIGHT…

Colin King is NINJAK, an ex-MI6 superspy who is second to none. There is no target that Colin cannot strike, no mission that he cannot complete. But what happens to the world’s greatest secret agent when all of his secrets are exposed? The entire criminal underworld has Ninjak in their sights… How will the undercover operative survive when there’s nowhere left to hide?

Start reading here as Ringo Award-winning writer JEFF PARKER (Batman ’66, James Bond Origin, Thunderbolts) and visionary artist JAVIER PULIDO (The Amazing Spider-Man, Robin: Year One, She-Hulk) craft a spy thriller story that is unlike anything you’ve seen before!

In Shops: Dec 08, 2021
SRP: $14.99

Get caught up.

Tags: comic book solicitations, Ninjak, Valiant

Image Comics & December 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Post Series Post Americana!

Image Comics & December 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Post Series Post Americana!

John Babos | September 16, 2021 | News | No Comments

Image Comics and December 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Post Series Post Americana!

Solicitation and cover below.

POST AMERICANA TPB
(W) Steve Skroce (A/CA) Steve Skroce, Dave Stewart

From MAESTROS creator, WE STAND ON GUARD co-creator, and The Matrix storyboard artist STEVE SKROCE, with colors by Eisner Award winner DAVE STEWART.

The Cheyenne mountain installation, aka The BUBBLE, is the most sophisticated super bunker in the world. It was built to ensure the survival of the American government’s executive branch, as well as America’s most important citizens, should the unthinkable happen. When the world ended, the executive branch didn’t reach the sanctuary, but the elite citizenry did.

Eighty years later, one of them has named himself the new president of the United States. His plan? Subjugate the survivors of the American Wasteland using the same bunker resources meant to rebuild it. The only thing standing in his way is a deadly Wasteland girl, hellbent on revenge!

COLLECTS POST AMERICANA #1-7.
In Shops: Dec 01, 2021
SRP: $16.99

Cool.

Tags: comic book solicitations, Image, Image Comics, Post Americana

Marvel Comics & January 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Major X-Men Villain Gets Own Series, But Why?!

Marvel Comics & January 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Major X-Men Villain Gets Own Series, But Why?!

John Babos | September 16, 2021 | News | No Comments

Marvel Comics and January 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows follows.

Major X-Men Villain Gets Own Series, But Why?!

Marvel reports.

Coming in January 2022… ‘Sabretooth’ #1

Victor Creed reemerges with a brand-new series!

Victor Creed was the first recipient of Krakoan justice in the pages of HOUSE OF X…

…the first to break the laws of Krakoa…

…and the first to be exiled into the pit beneath the island.

In January 2022, he returns in SABRETOOTH #1.

Written by acclaimed fiction author Victor LaValle, SABRETOOTH unveils what Creed has been up to…and it’s not what you expect!

Stay set to Marvel.com for more! Pax et Justitia!

SABRETOOTH #1
Written by VICTOR LAVALLE
Art by LEONARD KIRK & RAIN BEREDO
Cover by RYAN STEGMAN, JP MAYER, & FRANK MARTIN
On Sale 1/5

Intriguing.

Tags: comic book solicitations, Marvel, Sabretooth, X-Men

DC Comics & December 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Batgirls Finally Unleashed!

DC Comics & December 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Batgirls Finally Unleashed!

John Babos | September 16, 2021 | News | No Comments

DC Comics and December 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Batgirls Finally Unleashed!

DC Comics reports.

DC is launching BATGIRLS, a new ongoing series this December from the dynamic writing duo Becky Cloonan and Michael Conrad (WONDER WOMAN), and artist Jorge Corona (WE ARE ROBIN).

Batgirls Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown, who are only able to navigate the dark, gritty, and oftentimes scary Gotham City by leaning on each other’s friendship.

Mentored by Oracle, the Batgirls move to the other side of town where Barbara Gordon can keep a better eye on them while the hacker Seer is still invading their lives. Steph may be too rash sometimes, and Cass doesn’t speak much—but what they lack in similarities they make up for with their mutual respect and love for each other…and what makes them stronger together as Batgirls! This rebellious group of Super Heroes team up to kick ass, and try to make it as normal teenagers in this pizza slumber party of a series, packed with energy, attitude, and friendship.

On sale December 14, with gorgeous art and eye-popping colors, BATGIRLS sings with the energy of The Linda Lindas rocking out to “Claudia Kishi,” in this all ages title for every fan who’s ever wanted to break curfew go joy-riding in a villain’s muscle car with their bestie. Which… isn’t that all of us?

BATGIRLS #1
Written by Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad
Art and cover by Jorge Corona
Batgirls (masked) variant cover by InHyuk Lee
Batgirls (unmasked) variant cover by InHyuk Lee
(These two variant covers connect into one image!)
1:25 variant cover by Rian Gonzales
1:50 variant cover by Dan Hipp
Teams variant cover by Amano Yoshitaka
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (Card stock)
ON SALE 12/14/21

And don’t miss BATGIRLS #2 on sale January 11! With their new secret muscle car and their new secret patrol route, Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown find moving to their new neighborhood— thanks to Oracle instructing them to “lay low”—that much easier to bear because they have each other. Steph begins witnessing some strange actions through the window of the building across the street and can’t help but investigate if the recent murders are connected to them! Meanwhile, Oracle realizes the most effective way for the girls to wear her newly upgraded comms is by piercing their ears, and Cass freaks out!

BATGIRLS #2
Written by BECKY CLOONAN and MICHAEL W. CONRAD
Art and cover by JORGE CORONA
Variant cover by HICHAM HABCHI
1:25 variant cover by RIAN GONZALES
$3.99 US | 32 pages Variant $4.99 US (Card stock)
ON SALE 1/11/22

This looks interesting.

Tags: Barbara Gordon (Batgirl II / Oracle), Batgirls, Cassandra Cain (Batgirl III / Orphan / Black Bat), comic book solicitations, DC Comics, Stephanie Brown (Robin IV / Spoiler / Batgirl IV)

Image Comics & December 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Nocterra Returns In An Unexpected Way?!

Image Comics & December 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Nocterra Returns In An Unexpected Way?!

John Babos | September 15, 2021 | News | No Comments

Image Comics and December 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Nocterra Returns In An Unexpected Way?!

Image Comics reports.

THE BONE CHILLING NOCTERRA SPECIAL: BLACKTOP BILL WILL HIT SHELVES THIS DECEMBER

PORTLAND, Ore. 09/15/2021 — Master of horror Scott Snyder teams up with legendary artist Denys Cowan for a thrilling new penny dreadful in Nocterra Special: Blacktop Bill. This special one-shot issue from Image Comics is set to land on shelves this December and haunt fans of Snyder and Tony S. Daniel’s bestselling series Nocterra.

“We’re so excited to give you this special about Nocterra’s twisted breakout star and big bad, Blacktop Bill,” said Snyder. “This issue will tell Bill’s secret origin, and we couldn’t have better partners than legend Denys Cowan and Chris Sotomayor! Get ready for some of the most twisted fun yet…”

Daniel added: “We’re so happy to bring this thrilling, crazy and haunting story of Blacktop Bill to you. I’m a big fan of both Denys Cowan and Sotomayor and they’re going to crush it in this story. We’re really excited to work with such talented creators for this Nocterra Special!”

Behold the book of Blacktop Bill. In the wake of the first arc’s explosive finale, the origin of Nocterra’s most terrifying creature will at last be revealed in Nocterra Special: Blacktop Bill. Witness the horrors that await…

Nocterra Special: Blacktop Bill one-shot will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, December 22:

Nocterra Special: Blacktop Bill will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.

Nocterra, Vol. 1: Full Throttle Dark trade paperback (ISBN: 978-1534319943, Diamond Code JUL210111) collects issues #1-6 of the ongoing series and will be available on Wednesday, October 13 and in bookstores on Tuesday, October 19. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop or independent bookstore or via AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-a-Million, and Indigo.

Great news, but when will the ongoing series return?

Tags: comic book solicitations, Image, Image Comics, Nocterra

Marvel Comics & December 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Who Will Defend Against The Devil’s Reign?!

Marvel Comics & December 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Who Will Defend Against The Devil’s Reign?!

John Babos | September 15, 2021 | News | No Comments

Marvel Comics and December 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows. 

Who Will Defend Against The Devil’s Reign?!

Marvel reports.

Kingpin’s New Thunderbolts Begin the Purge of Marvel’s Super Heroes in ‘Devil’s Reign’

Check out the cover of ‘Devil’s Reign’ #2 and learn about new tie-ins to the upcoming Marvel Comics event!

The recently announced Marvel Comics event DEVIL’S REIGN launches this December with two exciting issues!

The highly anticipated saga from writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Marco Checchetto will see Kingpin on a vicious quest to rid the world of Super Heroes through any means necessary, and he’ll have an army of Super Villains at his command to see it through. Consisting of Crossbones, Taskmaster, Typhoid Mary, Shocker, Whiplash, Rhino, and Kraven, this deadly new team of Thunderbolts will report for duty in DEVIL’S REIGN #2 and represent only the opening salvo of Kingpin’s plan to remake the Marvel Universe in his own image.

“Our Daredevil plan just kept getting bigger and bigger, to the point where it would clearly affect the Marvel Universe in huge ways,” Zdarsky explained. “Thankfully, Marvel recognized this as well and gave Marco and I the opportunity to tell the story on a massive stage with DEVIL’S REIGN! This is a proper Marvel event springing from the pages of Daredevil and I think all Marvel readers will love what’s coming!”

DEVIL’S REIGN will also tie into some of your favorite ongoing series including December’s SPIDER-WOMAN #18 by series creative team, writer Karla Pacheco and artist Pere Pérez. Mayor Wilson Fisk is purging vigilantes from his city, and Spider-Woman is on his list! Fisk will do anything to bring her down, including going after her loved ones. It’s all on the line for Spider-Woman during DEVIL’S REIGN!

Here’s what Pacheco had to say about what’s come for Jessica Drew: “When Chip first asked about tying Spider-Woman into this spectacular event, I immediately said ‘How did you get this number, and what do you want?’ Okay, actually it was more me begging ‘PLEAAAAASE CHIP!!! LET ME AND PERE BE A PART OF THIS BIG AWESOME THINGY! WE LOVE DEADPOOL AND *YOU*. After he corrected me that it was a DAREDEVIL event, we were still really stoked about it. I can’t wait for everyone to see how Jessica Drew handles the chaos Wilson Fisk is bringing to her world, and we have some absolutely explosive issues coming up. DEVIL’S REIGN threatens everyone Jess loves, AND brings back one of her greatest nemesisiseses in a way I don’t think anyone will see coming. Especially not Jess!”

Be there when Kingpin brings his full criminal and political power to bear on all of Marvel’s Super Heroes—from the Fantastic Four to the X-Men.

Stay tuned for more announcement about upcoming DEVIL’S REIGN tie-in series including January’s DEVIL’S REIGN: VILLAINS FOR HIRE!

DEVIL’S REIGN #1 (OF 6)
Written by CHIP ZDARSKY
Art and Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO
On Sale 12/1

DEVIL’S REIGN #2 (OF 6)
Written by CHIP ZDARSKY
Art and Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO
On Sale 12/15

SPIDER-WOMAN #18
Written by KARLA PACHECO
Art by PERE PÉREZ
Cover by JUNGGEUN YOON
On Sale 12/29

What say you?

Tags: comic book solicitations, Marvel

DC Comics & December 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Who Is The Justice Society Of America, All-Star Squadron & Infinity Inc. Lead That Leaves Legacy Teams For One-Star Squadron?!

DC Comics & December 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Who Is The Justice Society Of America, All-Star Squadron & Infinity Inc. Lead That Leaves Legacy Teams For One-Star Squadron?!

John Babos | September 15, 2021 | News | No Comments

DC Comics and December 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Who Is The Justice Society Of America…

…All-Star Squadron and…

…Infinity Inc. Lead That…

…Leaves Legacy Teams For One-Star Squadron?!

DC Comics reports.

And for fans looking to laugh, or just looking for a bargain, it’s ONE-STAR SQUADRON.

From Harvey, Ringo and Eisner nominee Mark Russell (WONDER TWINS, EXIT STAGE LEFT: THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES) and Eisner and Ringo winner Steve Lieber (SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN), comes a one-of-a-kind six-issue limited series that promises Superman-Level Service at Bizarro Prices!

ONE-STAR SQUADRON is DC’s Super Hero team, where heroism meets capitalism. This ragtag group of heroes led by Red Tornado is here to provide service with a smile. All you have to do is send a request via their on-demand hero app and they’ll answer any call. Whether it’s a children’s birthday party or an alien invasion, no job is too small or too big in this story about the Super Heroes without a billion dollar fortune or Fortress of Solitude to fall back on… heroes like Red Tornado, Power Girl, Gangbuster, and Minute Man. Follow these working stiffs as they work for a living while trying to parse one of the great mysteries of the world–just who’s signing those checks and why?

Issue #1 is on sale December 7 in a story packed with heart, heroism and humor, and that hits close to home for everyone who’s ever worked an embarrassing, mind-numbing or menial gig. So, all of us, that one is definitely all of us.

ONE-STAR SQUADRON #1
Written by Mark Russell
Art and cover by Steve Lieber
Variant by Steve Pugh
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 6
Variant $4.99 US (Card stock)
ON SALE 12/7/21

So, Power Girl has a team; interesting.

Tags: comic book solicitations, DC Comics, One-Star Squadron, Power Girl

Marvel Comics & December 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Who Are The Avengers Forever Headlining New Multiverse Series?

Marvel Comics & December 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Who Are The Avengers Forever Headlining New Multiverse Series?

John Babos | September 14, 2021 | News | No Comments

Marvel Comics and December 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Who Are The Avengers Forever Headlining New Multiverse Series?

Marvel reports.

Avengers from Across the Multiverse Assemble in Jason Aaron and Aaron Kuder’s ‘Avengers Forever’

The new ongoing Avengers series arrives this December!

This December, prepare to enter the ever-fascinating and unpredictable Marvel Comics Multiverse in AVENGERS FOREVER.

Announced last week, AVENGERS FOREVER will be a new ongoing Avengers series from two of today’s most outstanding Super Hero masterminds: writer Jason Aaron and artist Aaron Kuder. Spinning out of the cataclysmic events of AVENGERS #750 and operating in lockstep with Jason Aaron’s prime AVENGERS series, this latest great Avengers epic will feature the Mightiest Heroes of every Earth as they assemble for one of the greatest battles the Marvel Universe has ever witnessed. Throughout this saga, fans can expect appearances by fan-favorite characters from across the Multiverse such as Captain Carter, America Chavez, Starhawk and more along with brand-new reimagined heroes like the Invincible Ant-Man that will take the world by storm!

It begins with a quest for cosmic vengeance. Ghost Rider finds himself roaring through the wasteland on a ruined Earth, where the great age of heroes never came to be, where hope is a four-letter word and where his only ally in the coming battle against the greatest villains any universe has ever seen is the world’s most wanted archaeologist, Tony Stark…the Invincible Ant-Man.

“AVENGERS #50 lights the fire. AVENGERS FOREVER is the explosion that follows,” Jason Aaron explained. “A slam bang supernova of a megabomb that sends shockwaves across all of reality, to earth after earth that’s been defaced by the new Multiversal Masters of Evil, to the ruins of Asgard at the end of time, to an Avengers Tower that sits atop a bedrock of fallen gods at Infinity’s End. Along the way, we meet some new versions of Avengers we know, as well as witness the return of some dear old friends, in a series that will swing for the fences with each and every issue, as the Mightiest Heroes of all the Earths in the heavens look to assemble as never before.”

“Completely stoked to be working on AVENGERS FOREVER… In space no one can hear you scream. In alternate realities, no one can tell you ‘that doesn’t fit with continuity,’” Kuder said. “It is a huge blast to work together on this with Jason. The over-the-top nature of this, the craziness of the scope…that is, in my opinion, one of Jason’s strongest storytelling flexes. This is going to be a blast for anyone on this ride.”

Meet the Multiverse’s Mightiest Heroes when AVENGERS FORVEVER #1 hits stands on December 22.

AVENGERS FOREVER #1
Written by JASON AARON
Art and Cover by AARON KUDER

Intriguing!

Tags: Avengers, Avengers Forever, Captain Carter, comic book solicitations, Marvel, Multiversal Masters of Evil

Image Comics & December 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Lady Mechanika Returns In A Monstrous Way! Plus A Peek Preview!

Image Comics & December 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Lady Mechanika Returns In A Monstrous Way! Plus A Peek Preview!

John Babos | September 14, 2021 | News | No Comments

Image Comics and December 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Lady Mechanika Returns In A Monstrous Way!

Image Comics reports.

A DARK NEW CHAPTER UNFOLDS IN FORTHCOMING LADY MECHANIKA: THE MONSTER OF THE MINISTRY OF HELL BY JOE BENITEZ

PORTLAND, Ore. 09/14/2021 — Joe Benitez explores the mysterious origins of his eponymous steampunk adventuress in the forthcoming Lady Mechanika: The Monster of the Ministry of Hell. This upcoming, four-issue tale will launch from Image Comics in December.

A deluxe version with additional behind-the-scenes content on the making of this book and featuring homage variant covers by Benitez in tribute to the Image founders will also be available in a Kickstarter campaign launching later this month.

Set in an asylum full of grotesque inmates, sadistic guards, and a fanatical doctor, Lady Mechanika: The Monster of the Ministry of Hell introduces readers to a young lady who wakes to find her arms and legs have been replaced with mechanical limbs. But who among this gruesome menagerie is the true monster of the Ministry of Hell? The origins of the notorious Lady Mechanika!

“Image has always held a special place in my heart since it’s where I started my career, so I’m very happy to have Image be the new home for Lady M,” said Benitez. “I hope that by bringing her to Image she will be introduced to a whole new audience that didn’t know she existed out there in the comicverse. We’re crafting a bunch of fun, exciting, and cool new stories and adventures for our heroine and can’t wait to get them out there for you! This particular story is a great jumping on point for new readers, while existing fans will be excited to see more of Lady Mechanika’s past finally revealed!”

Lady Mechanika can best be described as the character-driven storytelling of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda’s Monstress wrapped in a dark Victorian atmosphere similar to Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy.

Lady Mechanika: The Monster of the Ministry of Hell #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, December 8:

  • Cover A by Benitez – Diamond Code OCT210009
    Cover B by Olivier Vatine – Diamond Code OCT210010
    Cover C by Benitez 1:10 copy incentive – Diamond Code OCT210011

Lady Mechanika: The Monster of the Ministry of Hell will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.

Also available in the Lady Mechanika universe:

  • Lady Mechanika, Vol. 1 hardcover edition – ISBN: 978-1534320550, Diamond Code JUN210151
  • Lady Mechanika, Vol. 1 trade paperback – ISBN: 978-1534320567, Diamond Code JUN210147
  • Lady Mechanika, Vol. 2 trade paperback – ISBN: 978-0996603010, Diamond Code FEB161202
  • Lady Mechanika, Vol. 3 trade paperback – ISBN: 978-1534321359, Diamond Code JUL210157
  • Lady Mechanika, Vol. 4 trade paperback – ISBN: 978-0996603096, Diamond Code APR181371
  • Lady Mechanika, Vol. 5 trade paperback – ISBN: 978-1949328011, Diamond Code MAR191527
  • Lady Mechanika, Vol. 6 trade paperback – ISBN: 978-1949328028, Diamond Code JUN200993

These collected editions can be ordered at your local comic book shop or independent bookstore or via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo.

A few variant covers below.

Plus a look at some interior pages.

Cool.

Tags: comic book solicitations, Image, Image Comics, Lady Mechanika

Titan Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: 50th Anniversary Of Doctor Who’s The Master Includes Missy’s Master Plan!

Titan Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: 50th Anniversary Of Doctor Who’s The Master Includes Missy’s Master Plan!

John Babos | July 25, 2021 | News | No Comments

Titan Comics and October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

50th Anniversary Of Doctor Who’s The Master Includes Missy’s Master Plan!

Solicitation and cover below.

DOCTOR WHO MISSY TPB VOL 01
(W) Jody Houser (A) Roberta Ingranata (CA) Claudia Caranfa

CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MASTER WITH A UNIQUE GRAPHIC NOVEL STARRING FAN-FAVORITE MISSY!

Missy’s up to her old tricks, but this time she’s not alone! How will the Doctor survive this latest maniacal plot in this special story celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Master?

Collect’s Doctor Who Missy #1-4

In Shops: Oct 13, 2021
SRP: $17.99

Tags: BBC, comic book solicitations, Doctor Who, Missy, The Master, Titan

Image Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Spawn Dominates Across 7 Books Including Ant!

Image Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Spawn Dominates Across 7 Books Including Ant!

John Babos | July 25, 2021 | News | No Comments

Image Comics and October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Spawn Dominates Across 7 Books Including Ant!

Solicitations and covers below.

ANT #3
(W) Erik Larsen (A/CA) Erik Larsen

“THE SPIDER AND THE SPAWN”

It’s the groundbreaking SPAWN / ANT crossover from a whole new perspective. As Ant pursues the deadly King Spider, Spawn finds himself drawn into her adventures. Now, they’ll have to work together to shut down this callous killer – and the even darker menace behind him!

In Shops: Oct 20, 2021
SRP: $3.99

GUNSLINGER SPAWN #1
(W) Todd McFarlane, Ales Kot (A) Philip Tan, Kevin Keane (A/CA) Brett Booth

Introducing the launch of the second new monthly title spinning out of the SPAWN UNIVERSE, with one of the most popular characters in the entire SPAWN mythology! This book contains three separate GUNSLINGER stories, each taking a look at his journey through time – from the wild, wild west to the 21st century.

Will his 200-year-old past come back to haunt him as he navigates the strange world of 2021? Get ready for the past and present to collide in this new ongoing title!

In Shops: Oct 06, 2021
SRP: $5.99

KING SPAWN #3
(W) Sean Lewis (A) Javier Fernandez (CA) Jonathan Glapion

New fan-favorite creative team LEWIS & FERNANDEZ continue their dark trek into a world beginning to come undone at the seams. Enemies have begun to unite as the battle for the gates of Hell continues to escalate. And Kincaid is back, but what does he want, and what
role does he need Spawn to play in his creation of a new world?

In Shops: Oct 13, 2021
SRP: $2.99

SPAWN #323
(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Bjorn Barends

Spawn, now alone, is free to pursue those that have made it their mission to hurt the people he cares about the most. And if Heaven and Hell were not enough for him to battle… a new force, bigger even than those two, is growing. Will Spawn have to join forces with those he hates the most? Plus, the return of another classic villain from Spawn’s past makes an unexpected appearance!

In Shops: Oct 20, 2021
SRP: $2.99

SPAWN COMPENDIUM TPB VOL 01 (NEW EDITION)
(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Greg Capullo, Various (A/CA) Todd McFarlane

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FULL COLOR!

TODD McFARLANE unleashed his signature creation, SPAWN, in 1992. In doing so, he created the most successful independent comic book in history. Add in collaborations with industry giants ALAN MOORE, FRANK MILLER, TONY DANIEL, and GRANT MORRISON, and SPAWN’s future as a
legend was sealed.

Collected now in full color, McFARLANE’s hyper-detailed artwork comes to life like never before. Relive all the excitement of everyone’s favorite anti-hero with this new collection.

Collects SPAWN #1-50.

In Shops: Oct 06, 2021
SRP: $59.99

SPAWN ORIGINS TPB VOL 07
(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Todd McFarlane, Kevin Conrad (A/CA) Greg Capullo

The latest addition to the ever-growing SPAWN: ORIGINS family of books is coming down the pipe! SPAWN: ORIGINS, VOL. 7 collects classic SPAWN issues written by creator TODD McFARLANE, with the art on each issue alternating between GREG CAPULLO and TONY DANIEL.

Cy-gor is on the hunt and headed straight for NYC with only one thing on his simian mind: find and destroy Spawn. Will Spawn even be able to fight, with the Curse and his minions doing their own brand of damage to the hell-born hero? Throw angel warriors and the Violator into the mix, and Spawn is headed for deep trouble.

Also included is the fan-favorite “Santa Spawn” issue, where Spawn saves Christmas for a hard-working family.

In Shops: Oct 06, 2021
SRP: $14.99

SPAWN ORIGINS TP VOL 10
(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Greg Capullo, Todd McFarlane, Chance Wolf, Danny Miki, Jason Gorder (CA) Clayton Crain
Cy-Gor’s arduous hunt for Spawn reaches its pinnacle in a fierce battle in the alleys. While Spawn is occupied, the Fitzegerald family suffers at the hands of a kidnapping clown, who takes Cyan. Throw Angela and Jason Wynn back into the mix and Spawn’s really got his hands full!

Relive the excitement of one of the best-selling independent comics of all time and grow your SPAWN: ORIGINS collection!

Collects SPAWN #57-62

In Shops: Oct 06, 2021
SRP: $14.99

Tags: Ant (Image Comics), comic book solicitations, Gunslinger Spawn, Image, Image Comics, King Spawn, Spawn

Marvel Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Marvel Shrouded In The Dark Ages?!

Marvel Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Marvel Shrouded In The Dark Ages?!

John Babos | July 25, 2021 | News | No Comments

Marvel Comics and October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Marvel Shrouded In The Dark Ages?!

Solicitation and covers below.

DARK AGES #2 (OF 6)
TOM TAYLOR (W) • IBAN COELLO (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY MEGHAN HETRICK
VARIANT COVER BY BRYAN HITCH
VARIANT COVER BY RYAN STEGMAN

It has been years since the age of technology ended in a single moment, like a switch had been flicked to off for an entire planet. Now Earth’s heroes attempt to bring humanity together in the darkness. X-Men and Avengers, vigilantes and villains all work together to create something better. But something darker than the night is descending on the world. Our postapocalyptic world is about to face Apocalypse.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Tags: comic book solicitations, Dark Ages, Marvel

Titan Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Blade Runner Mystery Unravels!

Titan Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Blade Runner Mystery Unravels!

John Babos | July 25, 2021 | News | No Comments

Titan Comics and October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Blade Runner Mystery Unravels!

Solicitations and covers below.

BLADE RUNNER ORIGINS #7
(W) K. Perkins, Mellow Brown (A) Fernando Dagnino (CA) Jesus Hervas

Enter the world of Blade Runner: 2009 and discover the untold origins of the Blade Runners!

LAPD detective CAL MOREAUX has teamed up with an escaped experimental REPLICANT, who has been uploaded with the memories of a dead Tyrell Corporation scientist, whose suicide he was sent to investigate.

FEATURES AN ALL-STAR CREATIVE TEAM including K. PERKINS (Supergirl), MELLOW BROWN (American Gods)

In Shops: Oct 13, 2021
SRP: $3.99

BLADE RUNNER 2019 TPB VOL 2 OFF WORLD
(W) Michael Green, Mike Johnson (A) Andres Guinaldo, Marco Lesko (CA) Paul Pope

From the rain-soaked dystopic world of Los Angeles 2019 to the never-before-seen promised land of the Off-World colonies, Replicant-hating Blade Runner Ash’s search for the runaway wife and child of a rich industrialist takes her where no other Blade Runner has ever gone before! Written by the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Blade Runner 2049, Michael Green, and co-writer Mike Johnson (Star Trek, Supergirl) with artwork by Andres Guinaldo (Captain America, Justice League Dark).

In Shops: Oct 06, 2021
SRP: $16.99

BLADE RUNNER 2029 #5-8 VIRGIN SYD MEAD PACK
(W) Mike Johnson (A) Andres Guinaldo (CA) Syd Mead

COLLECTS THE VIRGIN ARTWORK OF THE LEGENDARY BLADE RUNNER FILM CONCEPT ARTIST SYD MEAD Covers are exclusive to this pack – Limited to 500 copies.

In Shops: Oct 06, 2021
SRP: $17.99

Tags: Blade Runner, Blade Runner 2019, Blade Runner Origins, comic book solicitations, Titan

AWA Studios & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Antepenultimate Issue Of Marjorie Finnegan Temporal Criminal!

AWA Studios & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Antepenultimate Issue Of Marjorie Finnegan Temporal Criminal!

John Babos | July 25, 2021 | News | No Comments

AWA Studios and October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Antepenultimate Issue Of Marjorie Finnegan Temporal Criminal!

Solicitation and cover below.

MARJORIE FINNEGAN TEMPORAL CRIMINAL #6
(W) Garth Ennis (A) Goran Sudzuka (CA) Andy Clarke

She’s Marjorie Finnegan. She’s a temporal criminal. What more do you need to know?

Oh, all right then: all Marj wants to do is race up and down the time-lanes, stealing every shiny-gleamy-pretty-sparkly she can lay her hands on. But her larcenous trail from the Big Bang to the Ninety-fifth Reich has drawn the beady eye of the Temporal PD, whose number one Deputy Marshall is now hard on our heroine’s tail-and taking things extremely personally. Worse still, Marj’s worthless creep of an ex and his even scummier partner have seen an angle of their own in all this, and now intend to use her time-tech to change history for their own benefit. Marj’s only ally? A guy called Tim. And he’s just a head.

I mean come on, what use is just a head…?

In Shops: Oct 27, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Tags: Artists Writers & Artisans, awa, comic book solicitations, Marjorie Finnegan: Temporal Criminal

Image Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Echolands, Billed As The Major Image Comics Event Of 2021, Continues!

Image Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Echolands, Billed As The Major Image Comics Event Of 2021, Continues!

John Babos | July 25, 2021 | News | No Comments

Image Comics and October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Echolands, Billed As The Major Image Comics Event Of 2021, Continues!

Solicitation and covers below.

ECHOLANDS #3
(W) J. H. Williams, Haden Blackman (A) Dave Stewart (A/CA) J. H. Williams

THE MAJOR IMAGE COMICS EVENT OF 2021 CONTINUES…

Desperate to escape the Wizard’s magical assassin, Hope Redhood, Cor, Castrum, Dena, and Rosa seek safe harbor with the crime lord and self-proclaimed deity Romulus. But will Hope and Romulus’s turbulent history doom the rest of the crew? And can even a demi-god in super powered armor stop the Wizard’s relentless daughter? And what has happened to Rabbit?

In Shops: Oct 27, 2021
SRP: $4.99

Tags: comic book solicitations, Echolands, Image, Image Comics

Marvel Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Fantastic Four, Defenders, Champions & More!

Marvel Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Fantastic Four, Defenders, Champions & More!

John Babos | July 25, 2021 | News | No Comments

Marvel Comics and October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Fantastic Four, Defenders, Champions and More!

Solicitations and covers below.

FANTASTIC FOUR #37
DAN SLOTT (W) • Nico Leon (A) • COVER BY TERRY DODSON
VARIANT COVER BY FELIPE MASSAFERA
MARVEL MASTERPIECES VARIANT COVER BY JOE JUSKO

“There Are Monsters on Yancy Street”

The fallout from the FF’s 60th anniversary stories continues!

Maybe a visit from a certain friendly neighborhood Spider-Man might help with that?

Meanwhile, it’s time for Ben and Alicia to take their kids trick or treating for the very first time… which might not be such a good idea. Especially when one of the Fantastic Four’s greatest enemies has returned!

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

CHAMPIONS #10
DANNY LORE (W) • LUCIANO VECCHIO (A)
Cover by TONI INFANTE

THE FINALE OF KILLER APP!

The Champions win a major victory over Roxxon—only to discover a much deadlier threat waiting in the wings! Can they win against vicious machines engineered to predict their every move? Or is it the end of the line for our young heroes?

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

DEFENDERS #3 (OF 5)
AL EWING (W) • JAVIER RODRÍGUEZ (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY KEVIN NOWLAN
MARVEL MASTERPIECES VARIANT COVER
BY JOE JUSKO

THE DEBUT OF THE DEADLY MORIDUN!

Doctor Strange and his misfit crew land in a world of dark, primal magic—where our world’s master of the mystic arts is just a magical morsel for countless hungry sorcerers. The most powerful entity on this plane, the maker of magic itself, already knows the Defenders and their mission.

Their paltry abilities mean nothing to him, save one: The power to move between cosmos. All of existence lies vulnerable as the Defenders find themselves outmatched!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

LUKE CAGE: CITY OF FIRE #1 (OF 3)
HO CHE ANDERSON (W) • FARID KARAMI (A) • Cover by TAURIN CLARKE
Miles Morales: Spider-Man 10th ANNIVERSARY Variant Cover by KHARY RANDOLPH
Headshot Variant Cover by TODD NAUCK
Variant cover by HO CHE ANDERSON

AN ALL-TOO-RELEVANT STORY ROCKS THE MARVEL U!

When a Black man is murdered by a police officer in New York City, Luke Cage is called to action. But what does a good man do when protecting the streets puts him at odds with his own people? A cadre of crooked cops named the Regulators are out to terrorize ordinary citizens, and with Daredevil determined to bring them down no matter the cost and Mayor Fisk equally determined to use them to tighten his grip on the city, it’s up to Cage to keep the city from completely going up in flames. Joined by an exciting lineup of artists (Farid Karami on #1, Ray-Anthony Height on #2 and Sean Damien Hill on #3), celebrated creator Ho Che Anderson (King: A Comics Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.; Scream Queen) makes his Marvel debut with an ambitious, hard-hitting story unlike any you’ve seen in the 616. Change is coming — and it starts here.

40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

DARKHAWK #3 (OF 5)
KYLE HIGGINS (W) • Juanan Ramírez (A) • Cover by Iban Coello
Variant Cover by RON LIM
Variant Cover by PHILIP TAN

Someone very close to Darkhawk is dead!

But who is it? And is it Darkhawk’s fault?

More importantly, will the new Darkhawk cross the line that no hero should ever cross?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

KA-ZAR: LORD OF THE SAVAGE LAND #2 (OF 5)
ZAC THOMPSON (W) • GERMÁN GARCÍA (A) • Cover by JESÚS SAIZ
Map Variant Cover by GERMÁN GARCÍA
Variant Cover by FELIPE MASSAFERA

Change has come to the Savage Land! Ka-Zar and Shanna can feel it, as the Plunder Family travel in hopes of protecting their lands from a mysterious illness that plagues the forests. But will Ka-Zar be able to rise as champion of the Savage Land, or will his past be the downfall of the Savage Land and his family?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

MS. MARVEL: BEYOND THE LIMIT #2 (OF 5)
SAMIRA AHMED (W) • ANDRÉS GENOLET (A) • Cover by MASHAL AHMED
Variant cover by Betsy Cola

Elephants and illusions and doppelgangers, oh my!

Ms. Marvel punches her way out of the Bollywood bubble she landed in when she got home from Chicago. But things are not exactly normal, and she still has no idea what happened – or if it could happen again. What’s worse, it seems like she has a copycat lurking around Jersey City, and whoever they are, they’re ruining her good name. They’re escalating from snack thievery to scuffles with civilians, and wonky powers or no, Ms. Marvel has to find them. Fast.

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Tags: comic book solicitations, Darkhawk, Defenders, Fantastic Four, Ka-Zar, Luke Cage, Marvel, Ms. Marvel

Dark Horse Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Netflix Prequel For He-Man & The Masters Of The Universe Concludes!

Dark Horse Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Netflix Prequel For He-Man & The Masters Of The Universe Concludes!

John Babos | July 25, 2021 | News | No Comments

Dark Horse Comics and October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Netflix Prequel For He-Man and The Masters Of The Universe Concludes!

Solicitations and covers below.

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE REVELATION #4 (OF 4)
(W) Kevin Smith, Rob David, Tim Sheridan (A) Mindy Lee (CA) Dave Wilkins

In this final issue He-Man and Teela confront Skeletor about the destructive Orlax monster he unleashed and demand his help in a story that leads directly to the opening episode of the new Netflix show written by Kevin Smith!

The official prequel to the upcoming Netflix show!

In Shops: Oct 13, 2021
SRP: $3.99

While not related to the new Netflix show there is also this.

HE-MAN & MASTERS OF UNIVERSE HC MINICOMIC COLLECTION (NEW PRINTING)
(W) Tim Seeley, Steven Grant, White Phil, Robert Kirkman, Halperin Micheal, Neitlich Scott (A) Bruce Timm, Mark Texeira, Larry Houston, Jim Mitchell

The toy juggernaut Masters of the Universe and its subsequent action figure lines featured memorable pack-in minicomics that aided in playtime for children across the world. This oversized hardcover collection features sixty-eight US releases, including all minicomics from the ’80s Masters of the Universe line, the ’80s Princess of Power line, and the ’80s and ’90s He-Man line, plus an introduction to the minicomics in the current Masters of the Universe Classics toy line. Relive the illustrated adventures that fueled your imagination!

In Shops: Oct 06, 2021
SRP: $39.99

Tags: comic book solicitations, Dark Horse, He-Man & The Masters of the Universe, Masters of the Universe, Netflix

Boom Studios & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Keanu Reeves’ BRZRKR Reaches 1/2 Way Point!

Boom Studios & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Keanu Reeves’ BRZRKR Reaches 1/2 Way Point!

John Babos | July 25, 2021 | News, Top Story | No Comments

Boom Studios and October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Keanu Reeves’ BRZRKR Reaches 1/2 Way Point!

Solicitation and covers below.

BRZRKR (BERZERKER) #6 (OF 12)
(W) Matt Kindt, Keanu Reeves (A) Ron Garney (CA) Lee Garbett

What revelations will B. unlock when his handler’s life hangs in the balance?

During a mission to retrieve an artifact from a museum in the midst of an ongoing civil war, B. saves his handler, Jim, from a chopper explosion.

As he races to get his gravely injured friend to the extraction point, B. reveals new secrets from his past, but little does he know that Caldwell and Diana are secretly recording everything.

In Shops: Oct 20, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Tags: Boom, Boom Studios, BRZRKR, comic book solicitations, Keanu Reeves

Image Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Black Magick Is Back Sorta?!

Image Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Black Magick Is Back Sorta?!

John Babos | July 25, 2021 | News | No Comments

Image Comics and October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Black Magick Is Back Sorta?!

Solicitation and cover below.

BLACK MAGICK TP VOL 02 AWAKENING II
(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Nicola Scott

The trap around Rowan Black continues to close, with the Hammer closing in on one side and the Ascension now in motion on the other. But the ultimate wound may not be wielded by magick, but instead delivered via the heart. New York Times bestselling creators GREG RUCKA and NICOLA SCOTT bring you the second volume of the critically acclaimed series. Collects BLACK MAGICK #6-11.

In Shops: Oct 06, 2021
SRP: $16.99

Tags: Black Magick, comic book solicitations, Image, Image Comics

Marvel Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Amazing Spider-Man Is Now A Team-Up Series With Ben Reilly & Peter Parker Or Something?!

Marvel Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Amazing Spider-Man Is Now A Team-Up Series With Ben Reilly & Peter Parker Or Something?!

John Babos | July 20, 2021 | News | No Comments

Marvel Comics and October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Amazing Spider-Man Is Now A Team-Up Series With Ben Reilly and Peter Parker Or Something?!

Marvel reports.

Peter Parker and Ben Reilly Swing into Action on Arthur Adams’ ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #75 Cover

Both swing in—and only one will swing out! See the covers for October’s issues of ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ here!

This October, an all-star creative team is set to take AMAZING SPIDER-MAN beyond your wildest expectations!

This new era will see bold changes brought to the Spider-Man mythos, beginning with the return of Ben Reilly. Fans can see him joining forces with Peter Parker on the newly revealed cover of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #75!

But as the cover of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #76 shows, this Spider team-up won’t last long and Peter Parker may be taking his final web-swing… What villain did the unthinkable and took Peter down? And is Ben Reilly, last seen operating as the Scarlet Spider really fit to take over?

Writers Zeb Wells, Kelly Thompson, Saladin Ahmed, Cody Ziglar, and Patrick Gleason are joining forces with artists Sara Pichelli and Michael Dowling to bring you these answers and more!

Check out the covers here, and get ready to meet the new (and improved) Spider-Man when Ben Reilly suits up this October!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #75
Written by ZEB WELLS
Art by PATRICK GLEASON
Beyond Board: KELLY THOMPSON, SALADIN AHMED, CODY ZIGLAR, PATRICK GLEASON & ZEB WELLS
Wraparound Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
Webhead Variant Cover by PATRICK GLEASON
On Sale 10/6

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #76
Written by ZEB WELLS
Pencils by PATRICK GLEASON
Beyond Board: KELLY THOMPSON, SALADIN AHMED, CODY ZIGLAR, PATRICK GLEASON & ZEB WELLS
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
Variant Cover by PATRICK GLEASON
On Sale 10/13

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #77
Written by KELLY THOMPSON
Art by SARA PICHELLI
Beyond Board: SALADIN AHMED, CODY ZIGLAR, PATRICK GLEASON, ZEB WELLS, & KELLY THOMPSON
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
On Sale 10/20

Intriguing.

Tags: Amazing Spider-Man, Ben Reilly, comic book solicitations, Marvel

Image Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Nocterra Goes Full Throttle Dark!

Image Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Nocterra Goes Full Throttle Dark!

John Babos | July 18, 2021 | News | No Comments

Image Comics and October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Nocterra Goes Full Throttle Dark!

Solicitation and cover below.

NOCTERRA TP VOL 01 FULL THROTTLE DARK
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Tony S. Daniel, Tomeu Morey

It’s been 10 years since Val Riggs saw the sun swallowed up by darkness. Ten years since nearly everyone she knew was infected and changed into hideous shades. Now a ferryman providing transport for people and goods, she traverses the deadly unlit roads in her eighteen-wheeler, taking on whatever evils the night provides. When the promise of an illuminated sanctuary crosses her path, Val must undergo a journey far beyond the limits of any ferryman before her. But with a loved one in the throes of infection, time is running short…

Legendary creators SCOTT SNYDER (Dark Knights: Death Metal, WYTCHES) and TONY S. DANIEL (Batman, Deathstroke) unveil horrors beyond any shade in this pulse-pounding new ONGOING SERIES.
COLLECTS NOCTERRA #1-6

In Shops: Oct 13, 2021
SRP: $9.99

A great series.

Tags: comic book solicitations, Image, Image Comics, Nocterra

DC Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Finale Of Mister Miracle: The Source Of Freedom Demystifies Revolution!

DC Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Finale Of Mister Miracle: The Source Of Freedom Demystifies Revolution!

John Babos | July 18, 2021 | News | No Comments

DC Comics and October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Finale Of Mister Miracle: The Source Of Freedom Demystifies Revolution!

Solicitation and cover below.

MISTER MIRACLE: THE SOURCE OF FREEDOM #6
Writer: BRANDON EASTON
Artist: FICO OSSIO
Cover: YANICK PAQUETTE
Variant Cover: VALENTINE DE LANDRO
$3.99 US | 32 PGS | 6 of 6 | $4.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)
ON SALE 10/26/21

Final issue! Shilo’s Greatest Escape!

Shilo returns to where the story started—the future! With the help of Oberon, Shilo travels to the revolution that sparked N’Vir’s mission in the first place, hoping to end this conflict with N’Vir once and for all. But there is more to this revolution than Shilo realizes. Who really sparked the revolution for the Miracle mantle?!

Tags: comic book solicitations, DC Comics, Shilo Norman (Mister Miracle III)

DC Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Batman / Superman The World’s Finest From Print To Silver Screen & Back!

DC Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Batman / Superman The World’s Finest From Print To Silver Screen & Back!

John Babos | July 18, 2021 | News | No Comments

DC Comics and October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Batman / Superman The World’s Finest From Print To Silver Screen and Back!

Solicitations and covers below.

BATMAN ’89 #3
Writer: SAM HAMM
Artist: JOE QUINONES
Cover: JOE QUINONES
Variant Cover: LEE WEEKS
$3.99 US | 32 PGS | $4.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)
ON SALE 10/12/21

As the fire rages at Royal Auto, Harvey Dent lies trapped inside, unconscious and in danger. Can Bruce Wayne get to Harvey in time, or will the district attorney leave burned—in more ways than one?

SUPERMAN ‘78 #3
Writer: ROBERT VENDITTI
Artist: WILFREDO TORRES
Cover: AMY REEDER
Variant Cover: LEE WEEKS
$3.99 US | 32 PGS | 3 of 6| $4.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)
ON SALE 10/26/21

In order to save Metropolis, Superman must surrender to Brainiac or watch his city burn to the ground!

After being taken aboard Brainiac’s ship, Superman finds a shocking piece of his past that changes his entire future! Meanwhile, Lois Lane gets a cryptic message from a mysterious source claiming to have a way to save the Man of Steel!

Tags: Batman, Clark Kent (Superman), comic book solicitations, DC Comics

DC Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Batman / Catwoman Across The Multiverse!

DC Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Batman / Catwoman Across The Multiverse!

John Babos | July 18, 2021 | News | No Comments

DC Comics and October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Batman / Catwoman Across The Multiverse!

Solicitations and covers below.

BATMAN/CATWOMAN #8
Writer: TOM KING
Artist: LIAM SHARP
Cover: CLAY MANN
Variant Covers: TRAVIS CHAREST, JIM LEE, and SCOTT WILLIAMS
$4.99 US | 32 PGS | 8 of 12
ON SALE 10/12/21

Pulled apart and torn together!

Setting new boundaries in their relationship leads to conflict at home and on the mean streets of Gotham for Batman and Catwoman. With opportunists like the Penguin waiting in the wings to strike, our hero becomes more vulnerable than ever. Meanwhile, Phantasm locates her target—The Joker!

BATMAN: THE IMPOSTER #1
Story by MATTSON TOMLIN
Art and cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO
$5.99 US | 48 PAGES | 1 of 3 | PRESTIGE
Variant cover by LEE BERMEJO
1:25 variant cover by KAARE ANDREWS
ON SALE 10/12/21

Bruce Wayne’s mission as the Batman has only been underway for a year or so, but he can tell he’s making a difference. Unfortunately, he’s made some powerful enemies. All the traditional power brokers of Gotham resent the disruption the Batman has brought to town…and it seems one of them has a plan to neutralize him. There’s a second Batman haunting Gotham’s rooftops and alleys—and this one has no qualms about murdering criminals, live and on tape. With the entire might of the Gotham City Police Department and Gotham’s rich and powerful coming down on his head, Batman must find this imposter and somehow clear his name…but how can you prove your innocence from behind a mask?
Director and screenwriter Mattson Tomlin (Project Power, Little Fish) has teamed up with Eisner-winning suspense and horror artist Andrea Sorrentino (Joker: Killer Smile, Gideon Falls) to create a wholly new version of Gotham City, informed by grim reality, where every punch leaves a broken bone and every action has consequences far, far beyond Batman’s imagination!

CATWOMAN: LONELY CITY #1
Story by CLIFF CHIANG
Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG
$6.99 US | 48 PAGES | 1 of 4
Prestige Plus | 8 1/2″ x 10 7/8″
Variant by CLIFF CHIANG
1:25 variant by JOCK
ON SALE 10/19/21

Ten years ago, the massacre known as Fools’ Night claimed the lives of Batman, The Joker, Nightwing, and Commissioner Gordon…and sent Selina Kyle, the Catwoman, to prison. A decade later, Gotham has grown up—it’s put away costumed heroism and villainy as childish things. The new Gotham is cleaner, safer…and a lot less free, under the watchful eye of Mayor Harvey Dent and his Batcops. It’s into this new city that Selina Kyle returns, a changed woman…with her mind on that one last big score: the secrets hidden inside the Batcave! She doesn’t need the money—she just needs to know…who is “Orpheus”?

Visionary creator Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman, Paper Girls) writes, draws, colors, and letters the story of a world without Batman, where one woman’s wounds threaten to tear apart an entire city! It’s an unmissable artistic statement that will change the way you see Gotham’s heroes and villains forever!

BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
Story by JEPH LOEB
Pencils and inks by TIM SALE
Cover by TIM SALE

$7.99 US | 48 PAGES | PRESTIGE FORMAT
Variant cover by TIM SALE
1:25 Variant cover by TIM SALE
ON SALE 10/12/21

Twenty-five years ago, you thought you knew the whole story of Batman: The Long Halloween. Now, legendary creators Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale return to Gotham City to reveal that no secret remains buried forever!
Join us for the return of the Batman Halloween specials and a mystery that could destroy Batman, Commissioner Gordon, Two-Face, and…well, that would be telling, wouldn’t it?

BATMAN: THE AUDIO ADVENTURES SPECIAL
Story by DENNIS MCNICHOLAS, BOBBY MOYNIHAN, HEIDI GARDNER, PAUL SCHEER, and MORE
Art by LEONARDO ROMERO, JUNI BA, and MORE
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
$9.99 US | 80 PAGES | ONE-SHOT | PRESTIGE FORMAT
Variant by Tom Haskard
Open Order variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
$10.99 US (Card Stock)
ON SALE 10/12/21

Ah, you hear that beautiful racket? That’s the music of Gotham City—the largest city in the world, the big gargoyle, the treasure of the night—anyone who calls it a crime-infested hellhole is dead wrong. No way hell has such great pierogies. So join us here (hear?) as we bring you the stories behind the stories behind the hit HBO Max scripted original podcast with this sensational prequel one-shot, written by the very creators and talent who lent their voices to the show.

And unless you’ve been living in a cave, you know that after years of rumors we find out not only is the Batman real, not only is he one of the good guys, turns out, he’s gonna be a cop! With special appearances by King Scimitar, Stoveplate Sullivan, Billy Wristwatch, and others directly from the podcast, this oversize special brings you deeper into the mysteries behind Batman: The Audio Adventures!

Tags: Batman, Batman: Long Halloween, BATMAN: THE AUDIO ADVENTURES SPECIAL, Batman: The Imposter, Batman/Catwoman, Catwoman, Catwoman: Lonely City, comic book solicitations, DC Comics

DC Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Milestone Returns Endures!

DC Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Milestone Returns Endures!

John Babos | July 18, 2021 | News | No Comments

DC Comics and October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Milestone Returns Endures!

Solicitations and covers below.

HARDWARE: SEASON ONE #3
Writer: BRANDON THOMAS
Artists: DENYS COWAN and BILL SIENKIEWICZ
Cover: MATEUS MANHANINI
Variant Cover: DENYS COWAN
$3.99 US | 32 PGS | 3 of 6 | $4.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)
ON SALE 10/12/21

So long, Dakota—with bridges burned and allies abandoned, Curtis Metcalf is on the move! He’s tracked down Edwin Alva’s former partner, Asher Sim, in Singapore to get the truth about their early days…and find some leverage he can use. But can Sim be trusted? Or is he as dangerous as Alva?

ICON & ROCKET: SEASON ONE #4
Writers: REGINALD HUDLIN and LEON CHILLS
Artists: DOUG BRAITHWAITE and ANDREW CURRIE
Cover: TAURIN CLARKE
Variant Cover: DOUG BRAITHWAITE
$3.99 US | 32 PGS | 4 of 6 | $4.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)
ON SALE 10/26/21

At this point, it feels like there’s nobody on Earth who isn’t hunting for Icon and Rocket—and as powerful as they may be, there’s always a way to get to someone’s friends or family. Does Icon even have the strength to put the forces they’ve unleashed back in the bottle? And more crucially, does he want to?

STATIC: SEASON ONE #5
Writer: VITA AYALA
Artists: CHRISCROSS and NIKOLAS DRAPER-IVEY
Cover: KHARY RANDOLPH
Variant Cover: NIKOLAS DRAPER-IVEY
$3.99 US | 32 PGS | 5 of 6 | $4.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)
ON SALE 10/19/21

Here’s the good news: Static knows where the government is imprisoning the Bang Babies it’s rounded up off the streets of Dakota. Here’s the bad news: once he’s inside, he may not be getting out!

Tags: comic book solicitations, DC Comics, Hardware, Icon & Rocket, Milestone Comics, Milestone Media, Milestone Returns, Static

DC Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Blue & Gold Soar!

DC Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Blue & Gold Soar!

John Babos | July 18, 2021 | News | No Comments

DC Comics and October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Blue and Gold Soar!

Solicitation and cover below.

BLUE & GOLD #4
Writer: DAN JURGENS
Artists: RYAN SOOK, DAN JURGENS
and KEVIN MAGUIRE
Cover: RYAN SOOK
$3.99 US | 32 PGS | 4 of 8
ON SALE 10/19/21

Bros over heroes no more!

Booster Gold and Blue Beetle find running a superhero business together more difficult than it looks when these inseparable friends end up on the verge of a breakup! What could be the cause of such a schism? Enter Blackguard, looking to destroy this dysfunctional duo for good!

Tags: Blue & Gold, Blue Beetle II (Ted Kord), Booster Gold, comic book solicitations, DC Comics

DC Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Bring On The Bad Guys With Joker, Punchline, Deathstroke Inc., Suicide Squad & More!

DC Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Bring On The Bad Guys With Joker, Punchline, Deathstroke Inc., Suicide Squad & More!

John Babos | July 18, 2021 | News, Top Story | No Comments

DC Comics and October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Bring On The Bad Guys With Joker, Punchline, Deathstroke Inc., Suicide Squad and More!

There are some more villains taking center stage during Batman’s Fear State here.

Solicitations and covers below.


THE JOKER #8
Writer: JAMES TYNION IV and SAM JOHNS
Artist: GUILLEM MARCH and SWEENEY BOO
Cover: GUILLEM MARCH
Variant Covers: JORGE MOLINA, ACKY BRIGHT,
and JAMES STOKOE (1:25 ratio)

US $5.99 (Card Stock) | 40 PGS
ON SALE 10/12/21

Jim Gordon was warned, to “head back to the light while you still can,” but his quest to apprehend The Joker is taking him deeper into darkness. Could The Joker actually be innocent of the attack on Arkham Asylum?

Punchline Back-Up: It’s a jailbreak as Bluebird must escape from Blackgate before Punchline and her gang can murder her!

DEATHSTROKE INC. #2
Writer: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Artist: HOWARD PORTER
Cover: HOWARD PORTER
Variant Cover: FRANCESCO MATTINA
$3.99 US | 32 PGS | $4.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)
ON SALE 10/26/21

Deathstroke in…SPACE?!

The secret organization T.R.U.S.T assigns Deathstroke’s new team an over-the-top mission: head into deep space and stop Cyborg Superman from spreading his consciousness to every machine in the Multiverse! But as they battle the dangers of space, Black Canary begins to uncover the truth about T.R.U.S.T and exactly why they want to control Deathstroke…

SUICIDE SQUAD #8
Writer: ROBBIE THOMPSON
Artists: EDUARDO PANSICA and JULIO FERREIRA
Cover: EDUARDO PANSICA
Variant Cover: GERALD PAREL
$3.99 US | 32 PGS | $4.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)
ON SALE 10/5/21
Squad in Hell!
“Hell and Back” Part 2! Stuck in Hell, the Squad’s only chance for survival is…Ambush Bug?! While one Squad deals with its newest fourth wall-breaking member, Peacemaker and his crew fight for survival as they hunt for the Swamp Thing!

SUICIDE SQUAD: KING SHARK #2
Writer: TIM SEELEY
Artist: SCOTT KOLINS
Cover: TREVOR HAIRSINE
Variant Cover: JORGE MOLINA
$3.99 US | 32 PGS | 2 of 6| $4.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)
ON SALE 10/19/21

King Shark and his unwilling tagalong, The Defacer, find themselves trapped in the WILD REALM! Now while King Shark has to fight a horde of challengers in THE WILD GAMES, The Defacer is immersed in a twisted conspiracy! Is the city girl ready to play a game of survival as King Shark takes on PRINCE NEMATODE?

THE SWAMP THING #8
Writer: RAM V
Artist: MIKE PERKINS
Cover: MIKE PERKINS
Variant Cover: FRANCESCO MATTINA
$3.99 US | 32 PGS | 8 of 10 | $4.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)
ON SALE 10/5/21

A terrifying reunion! With Levi making his choice, the new avatar of the Green draws one step closer to escaping the clutches of the Suicide Squad! But is it already too late? Has the Squad bolstered themselves to an unstoppable end? Or will an unexpected guest help him to victory at a terrible cost?

BLACK MANTA #2
Writer: CHUCK BROWN
Artist: VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover: VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Variant Cover: SANFORD GREENE
$3.99 US | 32 PGS | 2 of 6 | $4.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)
ON SALE 10/12/21

Black Manta and Gallous pursue a deadly metal, coveted across the seven seas…a metal that kills anyone with Atlantean DNA! Is it this terrible treasure that summons Torrid, a woman from Black Manta’s past, who just literally broke out of Hell to attack him? And how does it connect to Devil Ray, the new bad boy of the oceans, looking to punish the surface world? From the writer of Bitter Root and the artist of Bitch Planet comes a wild new chapter in the story of one of DC’s most iconic villains!

CRUSH & LOBO #5
Writer: MARIKO TAMAKI
Artist: AMANCAY NAHUELPAN
Cover: SWEENEY BOO
Variant Cover: BRIAN STELFREEZE
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 5 of 8 | $4.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)
ON SALE 10/5/21

The hunt is on! Lobo left a trail of destruction across the galaxy that’s…honestly pretty easy to follow. But even though Crush thinks she’s seen it all (Murder! Mayhem! Intergalactic highway robbery!), nothing can prepare her for what she finds when her father’s trail goes cold…

Tags: Black Manta, comic book solicitations, Crush, Crush & Lobo, DC Comics, Deathstroke, Deathstroke Inc., Joker, King Shark, Lobo, Punchline, Suicide Squad, Swamp Thing, Vengeance

DC Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Nightwing, Red Hood, Tim Drake, Damian Wayne & Cassandra Cain Batgirl Out From Under Batman’s Robin Sidekick Roles! Plus Task Force Z!

DC Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Nightwing, Red Hood, Tim Drake, Damian Wayne & Cassandra Cain Batgirl Out From Under Batman’s Robin Sidekick Roles! Plus Task Force Z!

John Babos | July 18, 2021 | News | No Comments

DC Comics and October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Nightwing, Red Hood, Tim Drake, Damian Wayne and Cassandra Cain Batgirl Out From Under Batman’s Robin Sidekick Roles! Plus Task Force Z!

Solicitations and covers below.

NIGHTWING #85
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Pencils and inks by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Cover by BRUNO REDONDO
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
Variant by JAMAL CAMPBELL
$4.99 US (Card Stock)
ON SALE 10/19/21

Babs takes the Anti-Oracle attack on her Oracle Network personally, and she suits up as Batgirl, accompanying Nightwing and Tim Drake to track down who is responsible. But with fear consuming the streets of Gotham, Batgirl and Nightwing accidentally get hit with something that reveals their deepest fears…and it involves each other.

TASK FORCE Z #1
Story by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Pencils by EDDY BARROWS
Inks by EBER FERREIRA
Cover by EDDY BARROWS
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES

Variant cover by TYLER KIRKHAM
1:25 Variant by DAN MORA
Retailer Team variant cover by RODOLFO MIGLIARI
1:50 Arkham Knight Variant by KYLE HOTZ
1:100 Mono-Chrome Variant by KYLE HOTZ
$4.99 US (Card Stock)
ON SALE 10/26/21

In life, they’ve terrorized the people of Gotham. Now, they are Gotham’s last hope.

Task Force X saw villains working their way to freedom. Task Force Z will see dead villains working for a new chance at life!

On A-DAY, the attack on Arkham Asylum left hundreds of Gotham’s most cunning and deranged criminals dead…now, a mysterious benefactor has activated the government’s TASK FORCE clause to bring them back as the ultimate army of the night! To lead this team of the undead, only a person who knows exactly what it feels like to be brutally murdered and brought back to life can handle the job…enter: RED HOOD. But when Jason Todd unravels the mystery surrounding Task Force Z’s creation, will he try to destroy it…or embrace it?

BANE. MAN-BAT. THE ARKHAM KNIGHT. SUNDOWNER. MR. BLOOM. RED HOOD. THEY ARE TASK FORCE Z, AND DEATH WAS JUST THE BEGINNING…!

FUTURE STATE: GOTHAM #6
Writers: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and DENNIS CULVER
Artist: GIANNIS MILONOGIANNIS
Cover: SIMONE DI MEO
Variant Cover: ROSE BESCH
$3.99 US | 32 PGS | B&W | $4.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)
ON SALE 10/12/21

“Hunt the Batman” reaches its penultimate chapter!

ALL OUT WAR! Jason Todd, now known as PEACEKEEPER RED, must join forces with THE NEXT BATMAN to defeat the NEW supervillain WARMONGER. The only thing standing in their way is every cop and Peacekeeper inside Magistrate Headquarters!

ROBIN #7
Writer: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Artist: GLEB MELNIKOV
Cover: SIMONE DI MEO
Variant Cover: FRANCIS MANAPUL
$3.99 US | 32 PGS | $4.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)
ON SALE 10/26/21

It was the smooch heard ‘round the world…and it’s the one thing Damian Wayne DIDN’T see coming his way in the Lazarus Tournament! As Robin battles for the secrets of eternal life against the deadliest killers on the planet, can he—will he—DARE HE—survive…a girlfriend?

BATMAN #115
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Pencils and inks by JORGE JIMÉNEZ
Back-up written by BECKY CLOONAN
and MICHAEL W. CONRAD
Back-up pencils and inks by JORGE CORONA
Cover by JORGE JIMÉNEZ
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES
Variant by JORGE MOLINA
1:25 Ratio Variant by ARIST DEYN
US $5.99 (Both Covers Card Stock)
ON SALE 10/19/21

Batman and Miracle Molly are all that stands between Gotham City and absolute insanity! But an unhinged Simon Saint brings all the resources of the Magistrate to bear on the Dark Knight…is victory at hand for the Scarecrow?

Back-Up: Batgirls Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown have each other’s backs no matter what—even if it means punching some Magistrate soldier butt, and putting an even bigger target on their backs. Meanwhile, a mysterious Anti-Oracle character finally makes contact directly with Babs and has a few things to say about the unethical nature of Oracle’s powers, and what they think should be done about it.

TEEN TITANS ACADEMY #8
Writer: TIM SHERIDAN
Artist: RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover: RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant Cover: PHILIP TAN
$3.99 US | 32 PGS | $4.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)
ON SALE 10/26/21

It’s Halloween at the Academy! That means homecoming is fast approaching! With the freshmen excited about getting in touch with their spooky sides, the faculty, again, grapples with the scary threat posed by their rogue student, the mysterious Red X. Luckily, this time, the Titans have help from some old friends who have, at long last, come home…

TITANS UNITED #2
Writer: CAVAN SCOTT
Artists: JOSE LUIS and JONAS TRINDADE
Cover: JAMAL CAMPBELL
Variant Cover: KAEL NGU
$3.99 US | 32 PGS | 2 of 7 | $4.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)
ON SALE 10/12/21

Guest-Starring Hawk and Dove!

The Titans uncover a plot against them. Someone has been stealing their powers, but who? And what has it got to do with Superboy? Guest-starring Hawk and Dove.

Tags: Batgirls, Batman, Cassandra Cain (Batgirl III / Orphan / Black Bat), comic book solicitations, Damian Wayne (Robin V), DC Comics, DC Future State, Dick Grayson (Robin I / Nightwing), Future State: Gotham, Jason Todd (Robin II / Red Hood), Peacekeeper Red, Task Force Z, Teen Titans Academy, Tim Drake (Robin III / Red Robin), Titans United

Marvel Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Immortal Hulk Ends, But What Does It Mean For Marvel Mythology?!

Marvel Comics & October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers: Immortal Hulk Ends, But What Does It Mean For Marvel Mythology?!

John Babos | July 18, 2021 | News | No Comments

Marvel Comics and October 2021 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Immortal Hulk Ends, But What Does It Mean For Marvel Mythology?!

This followed news that new ongoing adjectiveless Hulk series debuts in November 2021.

Marvel reports.

Giant-Sized ‘Immortal Hulk’ #50 Concludes Al Ewing & Joe Bennett’s Legendary Run

The 80-page final issue arrives in October!

The end of one of the most critically-acclaimed comic runs in recent history will arrive this October. Writer Al Ewing and artist Joe Bennett will close out their horror-infused work on Bruce Banner in IMMORTAL HULK #50, a special giant-sized issue that will present the groundbreaking conclusion to years of buildup, mystery, and Gamma-powered additions to the Hulk mythology.

Throughout the past 49 issues, the all-star creative team has taken the iconic Marvel hero to places no creator has dared to go—through the Green Door and beyond! Now, they bid farewell to the Green Goliath, having redefined the character with a genre-bending exploration of both his powerful alter-ego and his humanity.

The final issue will find the Hulk down in the Below-Place as he searches among the ghosts of the past for the answers to all his questions. The dramatic ending will not only shed light on what’s next for Hulk but also reveal the future of the One Below All, the Green Door, the Leader, Jackie McGee, Joe Fixit, and more!

“IMMORTAL HULK #50 is the climax of everything we’ve done in this book, an 80-page crescendo that spans over a century and contains the answers to some of the biggest questions of the run,” Ewing promises. “This is how it all ends – and we think it’ll be worth the wait.”

Check out Alex Ross’ incredible wraparound cover, and be there for the end to this historic run when IMMORTAL HULK #50 hits stands on October 13!

IMMORTAL HULK #50
Written by AL EWING
Art by JOE BENNETT
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On Sale 10/13

The macabre era for Hulk ends.

Tags: comic book solicitations, Hulk, Immortal Hulk, Marvel