Ready to test your Metal…it’s the Monday Update for Wednesday 8/16/2017!

This is the Monday Update!

Return to the brief flash of the future seen in DC’s Batwoman: Rebirth and meet Commander Kane-a battle-hardened version of Batwoman!  Hurting from battles unknown, she’s taken control of the deadly Colony and declared war on Gotham City!  What could possibly cause Kate Kane to bring the battlefront to her home?  “Open Fire” begins in Batwoman #6!

After the thrilling events of Future Quest, a new age of adventure begins in Future Quest Presents #1!  First up, Space Ghost and his young wards Jan and Jace team up with the Herculoids to rebuild the mighty Space Force.  Will they rise again to become defenders of the galaxy?  Is there something lurking in the shadows ready to stop them for good?

Don’t miss two new tales starring Jack Kirby’s costumed Master of Nightmares from the 1970’s! Sandman, Brute and Glob battle an onslaught of dreams so powerful that they are invading the dreams of other people!  Then, a grown-up Jed Walker returns to his childhood home, only to find himself haunted by dreams from the past.  Sandman Special #1 also reprints classic Kirby stories!

Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman must turn to the mystic trinity of Dead Man, Zatanna and John Constantine when Red Hood, Artemis and Bizarro are sacrificed into the depths of the Pandora Pits by Circe and Ra’s al Ghul.  “Dark Destiny” begins in Trinity #12!

Journey into the thrilling world of international espionage as one of Britain’s most covert MI-6 divisions, The Nest, recruits a brand-new secret agent to their team: Spy Seal!  Spy Seal #1 is an exciting new comic series from Image Comics reminiscent of The Adventures of Tintin and Usagi Yojimbo!

Matt Wagner is back to finish his Fantasy Trilogy with  Mage: The Hero Denied #1!  This first full-sized issue begins 10 years after the climax of The Hero Defined and finds the everyman hero Kevin Matchstick at an unexpected point in his life.  It’s been some time since he’s utilized his powers as the reincarnated Pendragon, wielder of the mystical weapon Excalibur.  Despite his reluctance to fulfill what two different Mages have declared as his destiny, dark forces have gathered to once again force Kevin into action!

Seventeen-year-old Destiny Ajaye took on the LAPD in her South Central Siege and paid for it-not with her life, but with her freedom.  Now, Destiny is sequestered in the Madrasa Institute, a government school for prodigies.  Will she use her gifts to wage war at the military’s behest, or is she already planning another revolution?  Genius Cartel #1 promises to set Destiny’s world-and ours-ablaze!

Divinity #0 is an epic jumping-on point leading Divinity through the whole of the Valiant Universe!  New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and explosive artist Renato Guedes present an awe-inspiring introduction to the largest independent superhero universe in comics – as told through the eyes of Valiant’s most powerful cosmic force!  Divinity must bear witness to the world as it now stands to ensure the rightful order of the Valiant Universe!  From Bloodshot to Faith to Ninjak and dozens of surprise guest stars, traverse the world of Valiant’s most enduring icons as Divinity guides a stand-alone entry point into the most acclaimed publishing line in comics today!

The death of Wolverine shook the Marvel Universe… The ascension of the All-New Wolverine reimagined what a healing factor and some Adamantium claws can do!  The amazing combination of Logan and Laura is the duo you’ve been waiting for!  Tom Taylor, the mind behind All-New Wolverine, brings you Generations Wolverine and All-New Wolverine #1, a double-Wolverine team-up for the ages!

Eternity is free, but can even he stand against the might of the First Firmament?  Does the embodiment of everything need help…from Outside?  Featuring the Ultimates and…the Ultimates?  Don’t miss this double-sized issue celebrating Ultimates #100!

The mystery of the “other” Miles Morales thickens, but our Spider-Men may need to hit pause on the sleuthing because…Taskmaster is going to take them down!  Don’t miss the summer Spider-Event with Spider-Men II #2!

Time for the Secret Empire Breakdown!

  • Secret Empire Brave New World #5- With the Darkforce dome blocking all sunlight, Manhattan has a vampire problem. But the vampires are about to have a Blade problem!  This issue stars Blade, Domino, and The Invaders!
  • U.S. Avengers #9-  As Steve Rogers’ prisoners of war attempt to break out of HYDRA’s top-secret prison…the other half of the U.S.Avengers – and a host of international guest stars – break into America!  Plus: The fate of the Red Hulk!
  • X-Men Blue #9- Jean and Jimmy continue their assault on Emma’s stronghold, trying to free their teammates.  Meanwhile, Cyclops must fight to free himself from a particularly hellish mindscape! Can the X-Men win against HYDRA when all hope is lost?

Now the Spotlight of the Week!

The superstar Batman team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo reunite for a massive, universe-spanning event!  The Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger, and the threats it contains are coming for the DC Universe!  Dark Nights: Metal #1 is the start of a DC event unlike any other that will push Batman, Superman and heroes of the Justice League beyond their limits to take on threats unlike any our world has ever seen!  It will take the combined might of the World’s Greatest Heroes as you’ve never seen them before to face what’s coming their way!

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The King is gone but he’s not forgotten, it’s the Monday Update for Wednesday 8/9/2017!

This is the Monday Update!

Jack Kirby’s two wartime kid gangs are brought together to share their first adventure  in a novel-length tale written and illustrated by Howard Chaykin!  When the Boy Commandos arrive in New York on the trail of a secret Axis agent, they’re greeted as turf invaders by the crime-fighting Newsboys!  Can these kids put aside their rivalry and join forces to protect the home front?  DC’s Newsboy Legion & Boy Commandos Special #1 also includes the story “Turn on the Heat,” starring the Newsboy Legion, from Star Spangled Comics #27, written and illustrated by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.
Harley Quinn #25 is an oversized anniversary issue where Harley’s entire cast of crazy characters comes together to celebrate the birthday of cyborg senior citizen Sy Borgman… but is there actually a bigger secret behind this gathering?  In “Harley Loves Joker” part nine, Harley’s spent a fortune building out The Joker Gang’s new hideout, and now they’re gonna have to take drastic measures to pay the bill!
Oracle’s past entanglements with Gotham City’s underworld have gotten the Birds in deep trouble as Calculator, Catwoman and Poison Ivy all pull the team into their own dark agendas!  Even if they can get themselves out of this mess, the question remains: Does Oracle really belong with the Birds of Prey, or is he a criminal at heart?  “Source Code” concludes in Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #13!
Emerald Empress’ attack on Supergirl begins as her new Fatal Five assembles.  Empress’ plan to destroy Supergirl’s present to preserve her future goes into full swing as Supergirl tries to hold her own, but soon even her abilities are out of her control.  “Emerald Eradication” begins in Supergirl #12!

First Strike #1 from IDW is an all new Hasbro comic book event!  As Earth joins the intergalactic community, a massive explosion threatens the peace!  A new COBRA- led by the worst villains to ever tangle with G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K., and the Transformers- is invading Cybertron and only Scarlett, Optimus Prime, G.I. Joe and the Autobots can save two worlds!

A brand-new horror book from the minds of Eisner Award-winner Jordie Bellaire and critically acclaimed artist Vanesa R. Del Rey brings you to the sleepy, sunny town of Redlands, Florida.  The police are failing to maintain control of their old-fashioned town, and a coven of killer witches plan to take everything from them.  Image Comics’  Redlands #1!

Teenage Jean Grey is willing to do whatever it takes to avoid the fate that befell her predecessor.  When Jean is cast through time and comes face-to-face with the newly possessed Phoenix, will she find the key to saving herself…or learn that her fate is sealed?   Marvel puts Jean in front of her biggest fear in Generations Jean Grey and Phoenix #1!
A king in training.  A brother destined for madness.  These are the early days of the Boltagon legacy.  When the king of the Inhumans is attacked, Black Bolt and Maximus spring into action to save their leader!  When Black Bolt loses control, what are the consequences for his future kingdom – or his own family?  Inhumans Once Future Kings #1 also includes two-page backup in every issue starring Lockjaw!
Cassian Andor is one of the top intelligence agents in the ranks of the Rebel Alliance, ably assisted by his reprogrammed Imperial security droid, K-2SO.  Naturally, the two weren’t always on the same side of the Galactic Civil War.  Now, for the first time, read the story of the pair’s first contentious meeting in Star Wars Rogue One: Cassian and K-2SO Special #1!

Time for the Secret Empire Breakdown!
•Secret Empire #8- The Sanctum Sanctorum and Alpha Flight bases are on the line!  The heroes stand united against the Secret Empire!
•Secret Warriors #5- All out war is coming for the Secret Warriors!  Are they willing to do what it takes to win?  They’d better be – ‘cuz the fight for their future is tied to the fate of all Inhumans!
•Captain America #25- Two heroes, one mantle!  There is currently no one claiming to be Captain America!  Sam Wilson stepped down and Steve Rogers is now the Hydra Supreme, but who will be Cap?
•Amazing Spider-Man #31- On orders from Steve Rogers, the Superior Octopus is taking the fight to Parker Industries!  Peter must use the full force of his company to stop Ock and Hydra, but will it be enough?

Now the Spotlight of the Week!

From the team behind The Sheriff of Babylon and the Hugo Award-nominated writer of Vision comes a unique new take on one of Jack Kirby’s most beloved New Gods with Mister Miracle #1 from DC!  Scott Free is the greatest escape artist that ever lived.  So great that he escaped Granny Goodness’ gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a new life on Earth with his wife, the former female fury known as Big Barda.  Using the stage alter ego of Mister Miracle, he has made a career for himself showing off his acrobatic escape techniques.  He even caught the attention of the Justice League, which counted him among its ranks.  This is a Mister Miracle unlike any you’ve read before.

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To Infinity and Beyond, it’s the Monday Update for Wednesday 8/2/2017!

This is the Monday Update!

War is hell.  Unless it’s in Gotham City, where it’s so much worse! The clash between The Joker and the Riddler continues to escalate, with the rest of the city’s villains picking sides and joining in.  In the midst of the battle, Batman must try to save whoever he can while knowing he will forever be haunted by those he can’t.  DC’s War of Jokes and Riddles continues in Batman #28!
A group of heroes from a post-apocalyptic future escape into the past to stop their world from coming to be.  To do it they’re going to need the help of the Justice League – who just happen to be these time travelers’ parents!  “Legacy” begins in Justice League #26!
Simon and Jessica go from basic training on Mogo to training some of the first beings in the universe to wear green rings!  Trapped in the past, the Green Lanterns of Earth must rally the first seven Lanterns to defeat a threat that could destroy the cosmos!  These Lanterns may be Out of Time  Green Lanterns #28!
Anomaly’s horrific dream is realized when the O.T.A.C. virus changes nearly all flesh and blood on Earth into cold hard steel.  Now humanity’s last hope, Cyborg, Beast Boy, and a band of rebels led by Vic’s mother, Elinore Stone, embark on a suicide mission to find the cure.  Their first obstacle?  The infected super-scientist Doc Magnus and his newly twisted robot army, the Metal Men!  Follow the Singularity Aftermath in Cyborg #15!

The Turtles  journey to find a reclusive and indestructible empath- only to find that the assassin Hakk-R has found him first… and convinced him that the Turtles are the enemy!  TMNT Dimension X #1 from IDW directly ties in to the exciting events of the main series, “The Trial of Krang!” – continuing the events from Free Comic Book Day!

Elsewhere #1 is the fantastic story of what really happened to Amelia Earhart!  Mysteriously transported to a strange new world filled with flying beasts and alien civilizations, Amelia desperately struggles to return home.  Along the way, she forges alliances and makes enemies, as she goes from aviator to freedom fighter in a rebellion against a merciless warlord , in this new series from Image Comics!
“Ghost Stations” are abandoned Soviet bases from the Cold War, long forgotten and useless…or so people think!  When an EON agent goes missing on the trail of a ghost station in the Swiss mountains, Mr. Clay turns to crime-boss-turned-blackmailer-international-superspy Baboushka to investigate, and what she finds is Explosive!  Ghost Station Zero #1 comes directly from the pages of Codename Baboushka!

The fascist Saurian soldiers of the Varanid Empire – part dinosaur, part man, all bad news – have seized control of the Lost Valley, and only the mysterious man known as Turok is willing to stand against them!  The all-new Turok only cares about one thing: he’s on a quest to track down a missing girl – and she might hold clues as to how the Lost Valley has changed so much!  Dynamite Entertainment brings back the Dinosaur Hunter in Turok #1!

Bruce Banner.  Amadeus Cho.  Both have carried the curse of the Hulk.  Now they come face-to-face at last – but will they meet as friends or foes?  Fan-favorite Hulk scribe Greg Pak is joined by red-hot artist Matteo Buffagni for a time-bending tale that will finally answer the question on everyone’s minds: Who is the strongest? Two of Marvel’s biggest giants battle it out in Generations Banner Hulk & Totally Awesome Hulk #1!
When their prison break ends in catastrophe, Black Bolt and the Absorbing Man are forced to confront their pasts – together.  What makes a hero and a villain?  When new hope comes from an unexpected source, Black Bolt faces a choice.  What price will he pay for his freedom?  Find out in Black Bolt #4!
The man with the Iron Fist teams up with Shang-Chi, the Master of Kung Fu!  What brings these two together?  Only a murder cult trying to kill Danny!  It’s the action explosion you won’t want to miss! Get twice the Kung Fu and twice the Mastery in Iron Fist #6!

Time for the Secret Empire Breakdown!
•  Avengers #10 –  They’re Earth’s Mightiest – but are they heroes?  Taskmaster, Deadpool, the Superior Octopus…how can they be fighting alongside the Avengers we know?
• Champions #11- Broken up and dispersed all across the U.S., the Champions still fight the good fight – but if they can’t pull together soon, everything they stand for will turn to ash!

Now the Spotlight of the Week!

New Gods Special #1 is a new feature length story from DC!  Orion and Lightray must come to the aid of Forager and his people, as Kalibak has established a brutal dictatorship over the Bug colony.  In confronting his evil brother, Orion faces the darker side of his own nature.  In a back-up story, master comics writer/artist Walter Simonson tells a tale of a young Orion and his friend Seagrin.  This issue also includes tales of Lonar of New Genesis reprinted from Forever People #4 and 7, written and pencilled by Jack Kirby!

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Faster than a Speeding Bullet, it’s the Monday Update for Wednesday 7/26/2017!

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DC’s “Running Scared” concludes in Flash #27!  Barry Allen and Eobard Thawne-  Legendary enemies separated by centuries ,pulled through time itself to battle again and again-  Until now.  For one year The Flash has been building to this single epic moment: the ultimate showdown between The Flash and Reverse-Flash!
With an earth-threatening menace behind him and Jaime now permanently back as Blue Beetle on his own terms, what’s a hero to do?  Clean up the mess in his hometown, find places for his friends and family to live, and deal with the latest super-menace to hit El Paso… the man called Ghostfire!  A new storyline begins in Blue Beetle #11!
Someone close to Diana is behind the most recent attack on her and her friends… but what has this person learned about her powers that she never even knew herself?  “Heart of the Amazon” continues in Wonder Woman #27!
In this extra-sized issue, it’s Lantern vs. Lantern as the GLC and Sinestro Corps duke it out over the murder of Sinestro Corps members.  A Lantern turns his back on his friends, embracing the darkness.  “Fractures” takes a dark twist in Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #25!

Dark Horse picks up where BPRD Hell on Earth left off with BPRD The Devil you Know #1!  Before they were vanquished by the BPRD, Lovecraftian monsters created a Hell on Earth.  Now Liz Sherman leads a crew through monster-infested ruins on the most important rescue mission of her life! As society tries to rebuild, strange cults vie for influence, and a demon emerges to lead the way!

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Image Comics with a bloody delightful remastered edition of 1993’s Bloodstrike #1- illustrated by Dan Fraga and Danny Miki, over layouts from Rob Liefeld, dramatically recolored by color wizard Thomas Mason!

An all-new prequel to the interactive episodic game Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is here!  A group of cultists have taken over the planet Titan, turning it into a proverbial hive of scum and villainy, all worshipping its most infamous native son, the cosmic tyrant Thanos!  Luckily for the Guardians, it’s also the target of their newest heist!
It’s time for the Secret Empire Breakdown!
It was foretold by Ulysses, and has haunted Spider-Man’s nightmares for months. Now the moment has arrived: It’s time for Miles Morales to kill Captain America! Unless Black Widow steps in. The question is…will she?!  Events from Inhumans Vs. X-Men lead up to this point in Secret Empire #7!
• Mighty Captain Marvel #7- Captain Marvel makes her last stand against the Chitauri fleet’s onslaught!  With Alpha Flight all but out of commission, things look grim.  Can Carol and her band of sisters turn back the Chitauri?
• Captain America Steve Rogers #19- Steve Rogers has won over the hearts and minds of the people except one!  Unfortunately, that one is the person closest to him, the one he cares about the most! So Sharon Carter has a fateful decision to make.
• Captain America Sam Wilson #24- No more prevaricating!  No more hesitation!  Sam Wilson is back in harness as Captain America – to lead the fight against his ultimate foe!
• Deadpool #34- It’s not easy living under a Hydra government.  Especially when you accidentally sided with them.  Yeah – Deadpool messed up pretty badly this time!
• Occupy Avengers #9-  Walk tall! Shoot straight! Die with your boots on! Hawkeye tries to take down Hydra any way he can!
•X-Men Blue #8- Emma Frost is back and badder than ever!  What will she do in a Hydra driven world?

Now the Spotlight of the Week!

This summer, every second counts when acclaimed writer Jody Houser, explosive artist Stephen Segovia, comics legend Barry Kitson, and special surprise guests ,push Faith into a centuries-spanning fight for existence alongside the greatest heroes of the Valiant Universe...past, present, and future!  Faith is the universe’s last chance at survival! Centuries from today, a devious artificial intelligence has unleashed a blistering attack on the very foundations of time…one that is unwriting history from beginning to end!  Fly to the farthest edges of the future in a death-defying race to save time itself in Faith and the Future Force #1!

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Cooler than the Other Side of the Pillow, it’s the Monday Update for Wednesday 7/19/2017!

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In pursuit of the time-traveling criminal known as Universo, the super-powered kids from the 30th century travel back to the 1960s to enlist the aid of DC’s “greatest teen superhero ever” – Robin, the Boy Wonder!  Batman’s hard-boiled nemesis Egghead has stolen one of their unattended time bubbles and taken off to the Legion’s own time period.  Looks like Batman has to head to the far-flung future with one group of heroes while Robin stays in the swinging sixties with another.  Holy time-travel paradox it’s Batman 66 meets the Legion of Super-Heroes #1!
“Underworld” continues in Aquaman #26!  Enraged by rumors of Arthur’s survival in the slums of Atlantis, the ruthless King Rath orders the use of ancient Atlantean techno-magic to track down the Aquaman at all costs!  The ex-king Arthur can’t hide for long when his fate collides with that of a mysterious young woman on the run from Rath’s own secret police.  Her name: Dolphin.
Robin has a new member of the Teen Titans in mind and it’s Superboy!  The Boy of Steel’s induction might be short-lived due to an unexpected strike from a group of villains that will send the Super Sons and Teen Titans on their wildest adventure yet!  Plus, the first look at the all new Super Sons headquarters!   “Planet of the Capes” kicks off in Super Sons #6!
Batwoman #5 brings “The Many Arms of Death” to a close!  In this special one-off issue with art by Stephanie Hans, learn the truth of what went down between Kate and Safiyah, which led to the future Batwoman having to leave Coryana for what she was sure would be forever!

Meet the universe’s only Cybertronian Solstar Knight!  Hundreds of years ago, Rom discovered Stardrive, the sole survivor of a doomed space probe.  Stardrive committed herself to protecting the galaxy from the Dire Wraiths… but when the Decepticon called Starscream makes a deadly deal, Rom and the Transformers are forced into a collision course… with Stardrive caught between two worlds!  IDW presents ROM Vs Transformers Shining Armor #1!
Also from IDW is Time & Vine #1!  A grade school history teacher, looking for a respite from her life’s problems, finds the ultimate escape when the owner of a local winery reveals its secret to her: drink the right glass of wine in the right tasting room, and travel back in time to the year it was bottled.  Together, they’ll journey through the history of the 200-year old winery… as well as their own.

America, 2020.  Three young hackers with nothing to lose.  A secretive scientist with a plan.  One final job.
What happens when you’re poor, angry, and get superpowers you never asked for?  Including multiple trips to the sun, weird black goo, a breakup fight inside a nuclear factory, love, hate, anger, loss…and survival!  Image’s Generation Gone #1 is for every kid struggling out there.  It’s about what it means to be young in the USA, 2017.
From Lumberjanes creator Grace Ellis comes Moonstruck #1, a story of monsters, romance, and magical hijinks!  Fantasy creatures are living typical, unremarkable lives alongside humans, and barista Julie strives to be the most unremarkable of all.  Normal job, normal almost-girlfriend, normal…werewolf transformations that happen when she gets upset?  Yikes!

The unworthy, the untrusted, the unstable – this is their day!  Beware the Secret Empire!  The race to pick up the shards of the cosmic cube continues in Secret Empire #6!  Will the Hydra Supreme survive long enough to rewrite Marvel’s history in favor of Hydra or will the Underground stop him for good?
Time for the Secret Empire Breakdown!
• Doctor Strange #23-   Strange, Fisk and company take the fight to the person running New York City…Baron Mordo!
• Secret Empire Brave New World #4- Misty Knight undertakes covert mission to protect the liberties of those Hydra would see oppressed.–but has she taken on more than she can handle?
• US Avengers #8-  Squirrel Girl and Enigma continue the fight against Hydra’s forces in Europe!  Meanwhile, in a deep, dark cell, Roberto Da Costa is dying by degrees as his M-Pox runs out of control.  Can Dr. Toni Ho save them both…or will she follow her father’s legacy to the end?
• X-Men Gold #8- The Xavier Institute is on lockdown, but the X-Men haven’t succeeded in keeping danger out.  Instead, they’ve just locked themselves inside with it.  Can the X-Men stop the all-new X-CUTIONER before he claims any more of their number?

Now the Spotlight of the Week!

An ancient evil is attacking the world’s most powerful minds.  It will have them by the time you finish this sentence, and a moment later, it will have us all.  A band of X-Men discovers the truth behind the threat, but there is no time left.  Psylocke, Old Man Logan, Bishop, Archangel, Fantomex, Rogue and Gambit will attempt to save a world that hates and fears them.  From blockbuster writer Charles Soule and joined by a roster of superstar artists beginning with Jim Cheung is Marvel’s Astonishing X-Men #1!

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