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This is the Monday Update!

The cataclysmic events of DC Universe: Rebirth #1 continue here!  The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall.  What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party-and it’s not who anyone suspects!  It’s a mystery woven through time, and the ticking clock starts here!  “The Button” begins in Batman #21!
The criminal haven of Coryana has changed completely in the years since Batwoman left!  The biggest change of all?  Her closest friends are now her enemies!  It’s time for Kate Kane to cut to the heart of what’s happening here, and find out who brought the deadly bioweapon Monster Venom into Coryana in Batwoman #2!
They killed Oliver Queen.  They made an outlaw of Green Arrow.  Now the Ninth Circle will gather its forces to destroy the hero’s very soul.  Buildings will topple.  Innocents will starve.  Disease will spread.  And Seattle will die.  The biggest Green Arrow story ever ,begins here in Green Arrow #21!
In this story tying in to “Superman Reborn Aftermath,” Lois Lane and Lana Lang find themselves reunited at last!  Along with the Man of Steel, their reunion is cut short by the return of Cannon and Saber, who arrive to wreak havoc on the newly restored Metropolis.  The mantle of Superwoman will be decided with this debut chapter of “Super Women” in Superwoman #9!

Image Comics releases Plastic #1 by Doug Wagner!  Retired serial killer Edwyn Stoffgruppen is in love with Virginia, a girl he “met online.”  Her affection quiets his vile urges.  Together, they tour the back roads of America in their LTD, eating doughnuts and enjoying their healthy appetites for each other.  Life is good…until a Louisiana billionaire kidnaps Virginia, forcing Edwyn to kill again in exchange for her freedom.
Also from Image is Redneck #1!  The Bowmans are  vampires who have quietly run the local barbecue joint in their small town for years, living off cows’ blood.  Their peaceful coexistence ends as generations of hate, fear, and bad blood bubble to the surface–making it impossible to separate man from monster!

Who doesn’t like Surf and Turf?  Well, what do you do when Surf and Turf doesn’t like you?!  The Shaolin Cowboy returns , and will try to answer those questions as the titular hero of the series finds that his road to hell is paved not with good intentions but old nemeses hell bent on bloody revenge…again!!!  Dark Horse and Geoff Darrow present Shaolin Cowboy Who’ll Stop the Reign #1!

The first fantastic issue of Marvel’s newest heroes starts here in Monsters Unleashed #1!  Monsters Unleashed is a high-action sci-fi series centered on a team of monstrous and monstrously massive do-gooders! Now teaming up with vampire-hunter Elsa Bloodstone, the series unfolds as the team takes on gargantuan creatures and protects the planet from ruin and disaster!
The world is a dangerous place.  There’s danger in drawing attention to your plans.  When S.H.I.E.L.D. needs a lone agent to infiltrate, capture ,and remain anonymous, there’s no one better than Nick Fury.  An all-new era for the superspy begins here, as Fury is sent on a top-secret mission to the French Riviera.  He’ll need to outmaneuver the enemy as the complex dance of espionage begins, but will he meet his match in the mysterious Frankie Noble?  Grab the edge of your seat and don’t let go cause Fury #1 has arrived!
The Inhuman Royal Family heads out of the Solar System, and into the oncoming Chitauri Invasion of Earth in Royals #2!  As the most merciless creatures in known space try to tear the ship and the crew apart, Black Bolt reveals a shocking secret that could end their mission before it even starts!
When one of the galaxy’s greatest bounty hunters targets the Guardians of the Galaxy, it’s lights out for the team!  If Death’s Head can make their dreams come true, will the Guardians fight back, or go along with his crazy plan?  They might…especially if it leads to the destruction of Thanos once and for all!  Also included in Guardians of the Galaxy Dream On #1 is a special presentation of Guardians of the Galaxy (1990) #1, featuring the first appearance of Taserface!

Now the Spotlight of the Week!

What if your greatest ally was secretly your greatest enemy?  What if the most trustworthy, stalwart hero history has ever known has been planning in secret a massive betrayal?  That time is now!   The Marvel Universe is under siege from within! Captain America, secretly a true believer in the cause of Hydra, has turned his back on the Super Hero community.  Using the trust and respect he has gained over the years, he has ascended to a position where he can enacts Hydra’s ideals.  The death of Jack Flag, the trial of Maria Hill, the second Civil War, the alien Chitauri Queen.  All of the dominos of Captain America’s plan have been laid out, and it will take only the slightest push to set them into action!
Now, the Avengers, the Champions, the Defenders, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the X-Men and more will be tested.  As Hydra’s grip tightens around the Marvel Universe, the heroes stand at the precipice of an unprecedented challenge.  How will the Marvel Universe cope with this shattering betrayal by the most trusted among them?  Find out in Secret Empire #0!

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