This is the Monday Update!

Batman and Xenos work on the Secret Sanctuary while the Ray and Vixen perform community outreach.  It’s not all fun and games for DC’s newest superhero team, as the Atom and Killer Frost face off against the Terrorsmith ,while Lobo and Black Canary come to blows in a casino caper!  It’s all capped off in Justice League of America #7 with a moment fans have been waiting for since DC Universe: Rebirth!
Batgirl races to free Burnside from Ethan’s plot…but has Burnside already changed too much to be saved?  Even if she manages to save the day, will Barbara ever be able to truly go home again?  “Son of Penguin” concludes in Batgirl #11!
The battle with the evil entity that’s been lurking under El Paso for thousands of years reaches its penultimate chapter with Blue Beetle #9!  Jaime Reyes has wanted nothing more than to rid himself of the scarab on his back.  In order to save his city, his family and his friends, he must decide whether to become Blue Beetle again-only this time, the change will be permanent!
Both Superman and the Revenge Squad must traverse the deadly Black Vault in a race against time to reach General Zod in Action Comics #980!  Amanda Waller’s secret Kryptonian weapon reveals himself to the world, but Cyborg Superman and Eradicator move in to recruit him.  Tying directly into the events of this month’s Suicide Squad issues-  no matter who wins in this epic showdown, it spells certain doom for the Last Son of Krypton!

IDW’s Saucer State #1 is the sequel to and the conclusion of the Hugo Award nominated Saucer Country.  She was abducted by aliens!  Now she’s the President!  She’s going to use the power of that office to find out what really happened.  Will they let her?  It’s House of Cards does The X-Files.  It’s a bulletin from the brightest timeline.  She will break the world to find who hurt her!  New readers can start here!

Image’s Dying and the Dead is back after a very long hiatus!  We look back on the glory days of the Colonel and crew as they chase a lost artifact through the burning ruins of a fallen city in conquered Japan.  The best new book of the year picks up in The Dying and the Dead #4, The Good Old Days.
Also from Image is Samaritan Veritas #1!  A woman with a vendetta decides she’s going to take down the largest military contractor in the world and has the means and a plan that just might work.  How do you bankrupt one of the richest, most technologically advanced and successful companies in the world?  You steal all their research and give it away to everyone.  Can she survive long enough to pull it off with the entire U.S. government trying to kill her?

On a scarred landscape, two otherworldly armies prepare to battle one last time, vying for control of a massive tower named from an ancient language no longer permitted to be spoken.  One army is led by a primeval force named Babel, whose goal is singular: to breach “Heaven” no matter the cost.  The only thing standing in his way is a gray-haired barbaric warrior, filled with rage and regret, a man who sees this battle as his last chance for redemption.  Enter Tama: A 12-year old girl on the crest of a hill overlooking the battle, who has just become humanity’s only hope!  The last in an ancient line of mystics who protect the Earth, she has foreseen this battle and knows millions will perish if she’s unable to stop it.  Now Tama and her ragtag team of malcontents – Ninjak, Shadowman and Punk Mambo – must somehow defeat an elder god hell bent on piercing the heavens.  Valiant’s next big event is here with Rapture #1!

Groot is back in his own Marvel solo series!  When the Guardians of the Galaxy get caught in a wormhole, a smaller-than-normal Groot is separated billions of light-years away from the team.  Falling to a planet below, Groot discovers he is on an entirely alien and unknown world full of strange creatures and societies.  Seriously underdeveloped and with nobody who can understand him, Groot will need to make the journey to the center of this world and find the way back to his family.  Groot is smaller and better than ever in I Am Groot #1!
Having narrowly escaped an assassin, Peter Quill has crash-landed on a desert planet.  There, he finds a small town that’s terrorized by a mean, old varmint.   Not willing to take any bullies lying down, Peter has to rally the townspeople to stand up for themselves.  It turns out there’s more to this town than meets the eye!  Don’t miss out on Star-Lord Annual #1!

It’s time for the Secret Empire Breakdown!

Secret Warriors #2- When Karnak reveals what he believes to be S.H.I.E.L.D.’s true motivation for imprisoning the Inhumans, Quake finds a new sense of direction for her mission…
Mighty Captain Marvel #5- The Chitauri fleet has nearly reached Earth space and it’s up to Captain Marvel to stop it.  Taking on an entire armada of alien spacecraft is a tall order for Carol and the crew of Alpha Flight Space Station!
•Steve Rogers Captain America #17- In Cap We Trust!  Steve Rogers does a television interview as the Hydra Supreme!  Everyone should be interest in the things he has to say.

Now the Spotlight of the Week!

Eddie Brock and the Venom symbiote have been reunited, and they’re web-slinging their way around New York again!  Featuring a host of Venom creators from the character’s near 30-year history, this  monstrous anniversary spectacular welcomes guest artist Tradd Moore for an oversized and brutal main story, and a lethal story, featuring fan-favorite creators David Michelinie and Ron Lim, reunited!  With questions still lingering about how the symbiote was separated from Flash Thompson, and what lies in its future now that it’s reunited with Eddie Brock, Venom #150 is one issue from Marvel you can’t afford to miss!

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