Massive Marvel week, the showboat this week being Marvel Comics #1000. An incredible story told throughout the background of Marvel's 80 years, it's one we can't wait for. What else is there so look forward too, just read on.
After Timely Comics released a little book called Marvel Comics #1 in 1939, the world of comic books was forever changed. To celebrate that momentous occasion from 80 years ago, Marvel presents MARVEL COMICS #1000, featuring many short works from an all star variety of creators both past and present, and encased in a gorgeous cover from Alex Ross that pays homage to many decades of brilliant, awe-inspiring creations. There's no better way to celebrate 80 years of merry Marvel Comics, 'nuff said.
As absolute carnage continues to be unleashed on the Marvel Universe, things are about to get a lot worse as the Cult of Carnage comes to New York City in ABSOLUTE CARNAGE LETHAL PROTECTORS #1 (OF 3) AC, from Frank Tieri and Flaviano Armentaro. The cult seems ready to resurrect another of Spidey's dead foes, so it's up to Misty Knight and John Jameson to stop them... except they've gone MIA. Will the unusual team of Iron Fist, Morbius, Cloak and Dagger be enough to find them?
While he's best known as the Scorpion, Mac Gargan has also had something of a history with the Venom symbiote, which Miles Morales is going to learn all about the hard way in ABSOLUTE CARNAGE MILES MORALES #1 (OF 3) AC, from Saladin Ahmed and Federico Vincentini. As the Cult of Carnage descends upon NYC, an ordinary fight between Miles and Scorpion becomes one of the most dangerous and deadly battles of all time.
It's one of the most quintessential issues in Spider-Man's long history, and it's about to jump off the page like never before as Amazing Spider-Man #300 gets reprinted as the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VENOM 3D #1 POLYBAGGED. See Venom debut under the careful pen of David Michelinie, while Todd McFarlane revels in the chance to get rid of Peter's black costume and get him back into the classic red and blue duds, and see it all in 3D!
Get a better insight into the day-to-day life of the Fantastic Four with FANTASTIC FOUR 4 YANCY STREET #1, from Gerry Duggan and Greg Smallwood. Now that the Fantastic Four are back together again, they're living in the infamous Yancy Street, but their neighbours aren't particularly thrilled with it. Ben Grimm, the ever-lovin', blue-eyed Thing, investigates the problem, reliving old, painful memories, but his reminisces can't be more painful than having to tackled the Terrible Trio. Or can they be?
It's Marvel monster madness in MARVEL MONSTERS #1 from Cullen Bunn and fantastic team of artists, ranging from Becky Cloonan to Superlog and many more. Home to many awe-inspiring, terror-inducing beasts, the Marvel Universe is also home to those who wish to do them harm, and it's up to Kid Kaiju to take up the responsibility to take them down and protect the monsters.
The celebrations for Marvel's 80th anniversary continue as Louise Simonson reunites with June Brigman to bring you POWER PACK GROW UP #1. Alex, Julie, Katie and Jack Power, who were all granted alien powers as children, must team up with the classic mutant duo of Wolverine and Kitty Pryde when the Brood invade and disrupt a Lila Cheney concert. Can the Power Pack fight past their insecurities and each other to save the day?
It's a day just like any other when Bullseye, hitman extraordinaire, accepts a contract, but it's a day unlike any other when he decides to pin the murder on the sensational She-Hulk in SHE-HULK ANNUAL #1, from Alexandra Petri and Andy MacDonald. But She-Hulk isn't just a superwoman, she's also Jennifer Walters, legal extraordinaire, and she's going to make Bullseye pay for his Act of Evil, with the law on her side, and Hulkish brute strength to back it up.
Peter Parker and Spider-Man's real-time life story reaches its conclusion in Chip Zdarsky and Mark Bagley's SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY #6 (OF 6), but as this story ends, does the life of Spidey end too? It's 2019, Peter is 72 years old, and he now embarks upon a final adventure, but is his power enough to cope with the responsibility and the stresses of old age?
Marvel's new Gamerverse, based off the events of the popular Spider-Man PlayStation 4 game, expands with its first original story that kicks off with SPIDER-MAN VELOCITY #1 (OF 5), from Dennis Hallum and Emilio Laiso. The events of City at War are over, but that still leaves a friendly neighborhood for a Spider-Man to help clean up, while Mary Jane Watson continues to help the world her way through journalism at the Daily Bugle. Learn the never-before told story behind the creation of Spidey's Velocity suit, while MJ teams with Ben Urich on an in-depth piece of investigative journalism.
Bitter rivals Kylo Ren and General Hux will have to put their differences aside if they wish to survive the events of STAR WARS AOR GENERAL HUX #1, from Tom Taylor and Leonard Kirk. After the pair crash land on a hostile planet, their only chance for survival is to work together, but that maybe be more painful for them than a swift death.
If that last issue isn't enough Tom Taylor and Star Wars for you, you're in luck for Taylor also presents STAR WARS AOR POE DAMERON #1, with art from Ramon Rosanas. Before he was the best pilot in the Resistance, Poe Dameron was the best pilot in the New Republic. But was he fighting for the right side? Find out in this character-driven one-shot.
After seven years of awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping comics, Jason Aaron begins his last hurrah on penning the adventures of the Mighty Thor with THOR #16, with art from Mike Del Mundo. Once again, it seems Thor has disappeared, but will the Marvel Universe be able to continue unabated in his absence?
At long last, the World's Finest heroes are finally back in their own team book, starting with BATMAN SUPERMAN #1, from Joshua Williamson and David Marquez. Following the shocking conclusion of the Batman Who Laughs, Batman and Superman need to work together to face a terrifying new threat that could strike from nowhere and anywhere. With their fellow heroes suddenly starting to fall prey to the whims of the Batman Who Laughs, can the dynamic duo even trust each other?
With all the renewed interest in one of DC Comics' horror heroes, Swamp Thing, now's your chance to check out his debut appearance, as Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson's story is reprinted in the HOUSE OF SECRETS #92 FACSIMILE EDITION. In addition to seeing how Swamp Thing's weird, enduring legacy began, you'll also be treated to other anthology horror tales from other classic creators, including Jack Kirby, Mark Evanier, Gerry Conway and many more.
Buffy Summers may be the greatest vampire hunter of our age, but where did the legacy of vampire slayers all begin? Learn all about the original slayers in BUFFY VAMPIRE SLAYER CHOSEN ONES #1, courtesy of Celia Lowenthal and Mairghread Scott, as they take you back in time to witness the events that would shape vampire hunting as it is now.
Christian Ward brings a magical spin to the criminal activities of Al Capone in the 1930s, with TOMMY GUN WIZARDS #1 (OF 4). Instead of dealing in the illegal distribution of alcohol, Capone is working with a magical drug called Lick, which imbues anyone who takes it with magical powers. Mobsters become wizards, men become monsters, and it's up to Eliot Ness and his team of Untouchables to take them down, just as they did in reality.
Spinning out of the events of Dark Nights Metal, the Batman Who Laughs is back to corrupt Gotham in BATMAN WHO LAUGHS HC, from the acclaimed duo of Scott Snyder and Jock. As a Batman that has been infected by the Joker and become the worst of both, how far must Batman break his personal code to put him down? If you're looking forward to Batman/Superman, and missed this one as it came out in singles, you'll definitely want to grab this one to catch up.
A new young adult graphic novel arrives with HARLEY QUINN BREAKING GLASS TP DC INK, with Mariko Tamaki and Steve Pugh putting their own spin on Harleen Quinzel, the woman who will become Harley Quinn. 15 years old, with only 5 dollars and knapsack to her name, she is sent, or condemned, to live in Gotham. But not long after does she find a new home with the drag queen, Mama, and her cabaret, does it all get taken away from her. Now, she must decide whether to rebel with the activist Ivy or side with the anarchist, Joker.
Throughout the original Star Wars trilogy, we saw Darth Vader as the greatest villain of all time, before the tragedy of his life was revealed. But while we saw things through the eyes of the Rebellion, Dennis Hallum and great line-up of artists, including Paolo Villanelli, Brian Level and more, provide different views of Vader in STAR WARS VADER DARK VISIONS TP. To the privileged citizens of the Galactic Empire, he is a hero, but to the oppressed he is a monster. Make your decision by reading the collected miniseries.
Art Baltazar and Franco team up to tell a fun, all ages Superman story with SUPERMAN OF SMALLVILLE TP DC ZOOM. In the country town of Smallville, amazing things have been happening, from runaway tractors no longer running away to people being rescued despite tremendous odds. No-one knows who this mysterious Superman is, except for young, 13 year old Clark Kent, for he is none other than Superman himself. But when unusual things start happening, and the people start to blame the Superman, Clark must discover the real culprit, lest his parents ground him.
The family behind the smash hit podcast and graphic novel series the Adventure Zone, the McIlroy family, bring you an epic tie-in to the epic War of the Realms event with WAR OF REALMS JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY TP, featuring art from Andre Araujo. Malekith's forces have conquered the nine of the ten realms, and the only way to stop him from conquering the tenth, Midgard, may lie in Thor's baby sister. Can an unlikely team-up of Miles Morales, Kate Bishop, Wonder Man, Balder the Brave, Sebastian Druid and Death Locket be enough to save the day?
If you've been enjoying these mini Batman Black and White figures as much as we have, then rejoice, for the BATMAN BLACK & WHITE BLIND BAG MINI FIGS W 3 (18 PCSCASE) series hits the store this week. Featuring Batman as designed by Dustin Nguyen, Mike Mignola, Sean Galloway, Jim Lee and one based on the Batman from the Arkham Asylum series of games. If that wasn't exciting enough, there's also a Joker figure hidden the bunch, as designed by Jim Lee.
Father and son pair, Noah and Abraham Stubbs, live a nomadic life on the American continent, convinced that the forces of the government are after them in MOUNTAINHEAD #1 (OF 5), from John Lees and Ryan Lee. They paranoid pair are currently moving from Mount Rector to the idyllic town of Braeriach in Canada, but they're not the only ones coming down the mountain. The lone survivor of a climbing expedition is also trying to return home, and he's covered in blood. He's on a collision course with the Stubbs, so what will they make of each other when at last they meet?
Magdalene Visaggio and Nick Robles present a supernatural murder mystery in the pages of DOCTOR MIRAGE #1 (OF 5). Doctor Shan Fong Mirage has the amazing ability to observe and speak with the dead, but when her ability suddenly stops working, she'll need to find and confront the sinister forces at work behind her power loss. Or have they simply stopped working? The mystery is only beginning, don't miss out on a copy to start learning the answers.
In this edition of All Star Comics Up Late comes Meredith McClaren's SUPER FUN SEXY TIMES GN VOL 01, an anthology featuring five stories of what superheroes, supervillains, sidekicks and those who love them get up to when the masks are off and the bed sheets are on. With a wide variety of characters exploring different sexual interests, genders, and featuring different body types and all of it consenting, there's a story in here for everyone.
With the beginning of September comes a few arrivals; warmer weather, longer days, and, most importantly, PREVIEWS #372 SEPTEMBER 2019. Overflowing with anything and everything you'll want to add to your order, from comics, trades and other fun items, this is your definitive guide to all future releases. If you're unable to secure a copy or check out the store one, keep your eyes peeled for our Previews Album on Facebook, so you don't miss out.
And that's it for the last shipment of August. Spot something of note, just make sure to let us know before close on Tuesday so ensure we have the shock.
Until we see you next, have a great week, live life and read comics.
ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #2 (OF 5) AC
ABSOLUTE CARNAGE LETHAL PROTECTORS #1 (OF 3) AC
ABSOLUTE CARNAGE MILES MORALES #1 (OF 3) AC
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #28
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VENOM 3D #1 POLYBAGGED
BLACK PANTHER #15
CAPTAIN AMERICA #13
DOCTOR STRANGE #18
FANTASTIC FOUR 4 YANCY STREET #1
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #11
HOUSE OF X #3 (OF 6)
IMMORTAL HULK DIRECTORS CUT #2 (OF 6)
MARVEL COMICS #1000
MARVEL MONSTERS #1
MARVEL TEAM-UP #5
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #46
POWER PACK GROW UP #1
SHE-HULK ANNUAL #1
SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY #6 (OF 6)
SPIDER-MAN VELOCITY #1 (OF 5)
STAR WARS AOR GENERAL HUX #1
STAR WARS AOR POE DAMERON #1
STAR WARS GALAXYS EDGE #5 (OF 5)
SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #5 (OF 5)
THANOS #5 (OF 6)
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #47
VENOM #17 AC
ACTION COMICS #1014 YOTV DARK GIFTS
BATGIRL #38 YOTV DARK GIFTS
BATMAN BEYOND #35
BATMAN CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT #2 (OF 8)
BATMAN SUPERMAN #1
DETECTIVE COMICS #1010 YOTV DARK GIFTS
DIAL H FOR HERO #6 (OF 6)
FLASH #77 YOTV DARK GIFTS
FREEDOM FIGHTERS #8 (OF 12)
HOUSE OF SECRETS #92 FACSIMILE EDITION
JUSTICE LEAGUE #30 YOTV DARK GIFTS
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #14 YOTV DARK GIFTS
MARTIAN MANHUNTER #8 (OF 12)
RED HOOD OUTLAW #37 YOTV DARK GIFTS
SUPERMAN #14 YOTV DARK GIFTS
TERRIFICS #19 YOTV DARK GIFTS
WONDER WOMAN #77 YOTV DARK GIFTS
BOOKS OF MAGIC #11 (MR)
BONE PARISH #12 (OF 12)
BUFFY VAMPIRE SLAYER CHOSEN ONES #1
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #42
FIGHT CLUB 3 #8
MANOR BLACK #2 (OF 4)
STRANGER THINGS SIX #4 (OF 4)
TOMMY GUN WIZARDS #1 (OF 4)
RED SONJA VAMPIRELLA BETTY VERONICA #4
DISNEY AFTERNOON GIANT #6
MOUNTAINHEAD #1 (OF 5)
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #81
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #20
STAR PIG #2 (OF 4)
STAR TREK YEAR FIVE #5
TMNT ONGOING #97
TMNT SHREDDER IN HELL #4
TMNT URBAN LEGENDS #16
UNCLE SCROOGE #48
BLACK SCIENCE #42
ICE CREAM MAN #14
RICK & MORTY #53
DOCTOR MIRAGE #1 (OF 5)
KILLERS #2 (OF 5)
JUGHEAD HUNGER VS VAMPIRONICA #4
KNIGHTS TEMPORAL #2
MARY SHELLEY MONSTER HUNTER #5
OPERATION OVERLORD #1
PLANET OF THE NERDS #5
ROLLED AND TOLD #12
SERA & ROYAL STARS #2
SHE SAID DESTROY #4
TALES OF SOPHISTICATION ONE SHOT
TANK GIRL #6
DC PREVIEWS #17 SEPTEMBER 2019
MARVEL PREVIEWS VOL 04 #26 SEPTEMBER 2019
PREVIEWS #372 SEPTEMBER 2019
AGE OF X-MAN AMAZING NIGHTCRAWLER TP
AGE OF X-MAN X-TREMISTS TP
AMAZING WORLD GUMBALL ORIGINAL GN VOL 07 STORM
ART OF BRAVEST WARRIORS HC
ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 28
BAAAAD MUTHAZ GN
BARBARELLA DEJAH THORIS GN
BATMAN WHO LAUGHS HC
BLANK CANVAS SO CALLED ARTISTS JOURNEY GN VOL 02
CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 01 RE-ENTRY
CATSTRONAUTS YR GN VOL 05 SLAPDASH SCIENCE
CLIVE BARKERS NEXT TESTAMENT OMNIBUS TP
COLLECTED TOPPI HC VOL 02 NORTH AMERICA
DEMON SLAYER KIMETSU NO YAIBA GN VOL 07
DOCTOR WHO 13TH TP VOL 02
DOCTOR WHO TP CLOCKWISE WAR
FANTASTIC FOUR COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 02
FOURTH GENERATION HEAD TATSUYUKI OYAMATO GN VOL 01
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO SIERRA MUERTE TP
GIRL FROM OTHER SIDE SIUIL RUN GN VOL 07
GIRL IN THE BAY TP
GOLDEN KAMUY GN VOL 11
GREASE BATS ORIGINAL GN
HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA TP
HARLEY QUINN BREAKING GLASS TP DC INK
IDOLIZED TP VOL 01
INJUSTICE 2 TP VOL 05
JIM HENSON BENEATH DARK CRYSTAL HC VOL 02
JUST BEYOND SCARE SCHOOL ORIGINAL GN RL STINE
KATY KEENE TP
KOMI CANT COMMUNICATE GN VOL 02
LOVE IN LIMBO GN VOL 02
MARVEL MONOGRAPH TP ART OF ADI GRANOV
MARVEL VISIONARIES TP JOHN BUSCEMA
NO IVY LEAGUE GN
O MAIDENS IN YOUR SAVAGE SEASON GN VOL 03
OBERON TP VOL 01
ORION BY WALTER SIMONSON TP BOOK 02
OSWALD LUCKY RABBIT SEARCH LOST DISNEY CARTOONS LT
POWERS TP BOOK 06 NEW ED
PUMPKINHEADS HC GN
RAN & GRAY WORLD GN VOL 04
SHIBUYA GOLDFISH GN VOL 05
SKY HAWK GN
SKYWARD TP VOL 03 FIX THE WORLD
STAR WARS VADER DARK VISIONS TP
SUPER FUN SEXY TIMES GN VOL 01
SUPERMAN OF SMALLVILLE TP DC ZOOM
TALES OF THE BATMAN GERRY CONWAY HC VOL 03
THOR EPIC COLLECTION TP BLACK GALAXY
TMNT RISE OF THE TMNT TP VOL 02 BIG REVEAL
TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 12
TOKYO TARAREBA GIRLS GN VOL 08 (OF 9)
URUSEI YATSURA GN VOL 03
WAR OF REALMS JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY TP
WOLVERINE TP INFINITY WATCH
X-MEN MILESTONES TP INFERNO
BATMAN BLACK & WHITE BLIND BAG MINI FIGS W 3 (18 PCS CASE)
MARVEL LEGENDS 80TH ANN WOLVERINE/HULK 6IN AF SET
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