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This is the Monday Update!

DC Comics and Archie are proud to present Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica #1!  Free college tuition for all Riverdale residents?!  That’s the plan-after the town drains the wetlands that lie between it and Gotham City and then builds a new campus.  The only snag?  A certain botany-obsessed super-villain.  When Poison Ivy enlists her bestie, Harley, to kidnap both Veronica Lodge, daughter of Riverdale’s most important citizen, and her friend Betty, she’s counting on some assistance-and the mayhem that ensues will probably work as well!
As the events of Dark Nights: Metal rock the DC Universe, the creatures of the Dark Multiverse stand ready to invade our world!  The next nightmare version is Green Lantern, in Batman The Dawnbreaker #1!  
As Kid Flash gets to know his new teammates, he soon discovers that Defiance is a team built on secrets and lies…but Kid Flash might be keeping the biggest secret of all!  Meanwhile, a dangerous new threat emerges from the Far East and threatens to destroy Defiance before they even begin!  “Defiance” continues in Deathstroke #24!
Nightwing rejected Raptor’s offer to be his new protégé.  Since he escaped prison months ago, Raptor has been making his plans to show Nightwing that if he didn’t want Raptor as a mentor…he will get him as the worst enemy he’s ever had!  Now, Raptor is back in Blüdhaven ,with secrets and a plan that will tear the city apart-and could put Nightwing out of commission forever!  “Raptor’s Revenge” begins in Nightwing #30!

You can say this about the life of Stanley Dance: he did it his way.  Unfortunately, his way never took getting old into account.  Now, the former boxer is on his last legs, looking for redemption…but he’ll settle for going down swinging.  Roll the dice with superstar artist Dan Panosian as he creates a bold and breathtaking vision of Las Vegas, where everything old can become new, and superstition influences how the chips fall.  Don’t miss Slots #1 from Image Comics!
The critically acclaimed free-to-play cooperative shooter comes to comics in Warframe #1!  In the far future, humanity’s descendants scramble to survive in a galaxy rife with conflict, scavenging for ancient technology and long-forgotten secrets.  Only the Tenno, powerful warriors, battle to preserve peace and keep the technological masterpieces of the long-dead Orokin out of the wrong hands.  Now, a faction of enhanced Grineer soldiers, under the tactician Captain Vor, scour the Earth for a hidden artifact, and only a lone Tenno and a blinded girl can stop them!

Dynamite brings us the cross over we really wanted with Hack/Slash Vs. Vampirella #1!  The Vegas strip heats up as Cassie Hack and her companion Vlad are on the trail of a deadly slasher and meet the lovely, yet deadly Vampirella.  This team-up event is a high stakes game of chance when they have to take on The Queen of Hearts!
The World’s Greatest Mystery! The World’s Greatest Detective! They can barely stand each other, so how will they possibly deal with the World’s Greatest Evil?  What legacy can two of the world’s most enduring icons of justice leave once they discover an ancient evil has been living inside the world they’ve protected for centuries, attached to it’s heart.  Can Batman and the Shadow save the world without killing it in the process?  Writer Steve Orlando and artist Giovanni Timpano unite to tell an instantly classic tale of noir, mortality, and generational heroes and villains , in Dynamite’s The Shadow/Batman #1 co-published with DC!

Following the events of Marvel’s Generations comes the long-promised clash between the Avengers and the Champions!  The countdown has started as the High Evolutionary, a twisted scientist determined to create a better world at all costs, sets the Earth on a collision course with destruction!  The Avengers and the Champions are ready to meet this threat – but will their first cataclysmic clash deter them from Changing the World?  Worlds collide in the legacy numbered Avengers #672!
By the time the Punisher was born in Vietnam, Frank Castle had already become a dark legend of the battlefield.  Stories about him were told in whispers, if at all.  Now the legendary Punisher team of Garth Ennis and Goran Parlov brings the first of those stories to light: the tale of Frank Castle’s first command, and his first kill.  Punisher Platoon #1 is not one to miss!
A dead angel-  A silver bullet-A kept promise.  For ages, the war between Heaven and Hell raged in the unseen corners of society, both sides in delicate balance that could topple if the right weapons were in the wrong hands.  When an undercover angel is murdered, Johnny Blaze, the Ghost Rider, must find the killers and punish them, but this time he won’t do it alone: A deadly team must rise from the darkest depths of the Marvel Universe to form an unholy alliance with Hellstorm, Satana, and Blade!  “War at the Gates of Hell” starts in Spirits of Vengeance #1!
Sabretooth first slashed his way into the pages of Marvel comics back in Iron Fist #14 and never looked back! Now Danny Rand, the legendary Iron Fist, has a problem only Sabretooth can help him solve.  Something is threatening the very existence of K’un-Lun, and the Iron Fist must do whatever he can to protect it, even if it means convincing his old enemy to fight by his side.  Will mutant claws and crane kicks be enough to save K’un-Lun?  Sabretooth Round Two begins in the legacy numbered Iron Fist #73!

Now the Spotlight of the Week!

In a world where Batman has gone too far, The Joker must save Gotham City.  He’s been called a maniac, a killer and the “Clown Prince of Crime” , but “white knight”?  Never! Until now…Set in a world where the Joker is cured of his insanity and homicidal tendencies, The Joker, now known as “Jack,” sets about trying to right his wrongs.  First he plans to reconcile with Harley Quinn, and then he’ll try to save the city from the one person who he thinks is truly Gotham City’s greatest villain: Batman!  Superstar writer and artist Sean Murphy presents a seven-issue miniseries of a twisted Gotham City ,with a massive cast of heroes and villains that, at its heart, is a tragic story of a hero and a villain: Batman and The Joker.  But which is the hero-and which the villain?  Find out in Batman White Knight #1 from DC!

There’s so much more so scroll down to the Diamond Shipping Widget below for an almost complete list!  Some things on that list may not be here just yet so check with us first for availability!  All other things that do exist will be here this Wednesday October 4th! Oh yeah, and remember we’ll be closed thursday through sunday for comic con.

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