You know, with Comic Con 2013 finally starting next week, I’d have thought this would be kind of a quiet comic release day — that the companies would save all their good stuff for next Wednesday. I WAS SO, SO WRONG.

New Issues

Dark Horse:

The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #2: Meet Korse the deadly Scarecrow, Blue the android, and the survivor of last issue’s Killjoys attack.


• Star Wars #7: A desperate Princess Leia allows her X-Wing squadron to get captured to infiltrate the Empire.

• Other releases: Breath of Bones #2, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #23, Eerie Comics #3, X #3.



Justice League #22: The Trinity War finally begins. For real.

Suicide Squad #22: Amada Waller sends the group to Vegas to stop some from rewiring the mind of every single person in America.

Batman #22: “Zero Year” continues as Bruce Wayne has another run-in with the Red Hood Gang and meets young D.A. Harvey Dent.

• Other releases: Astro City #2, Batgirl #22, Batman: Arkham Unhinged #16, Batman: Lil’ Gotham #4, Demon Knights #22, Green Lantern Corps #22, Green Lantern: The Animated Series #14, Katana #6, Nightwing #22, Smallville Season 11 #15, Superman Unchained #2, Threshold #7, World’s Finest #14.


Judge Dredd Classics #1: These are classic Judge Dredd comics, in case the title threw you off. Now with color!

• Other releases: Godzilla #13, My Little Pony Microseries #6, TMNT: The New Animated Adventures #1.


Sheltered #1: In the small town of Safe Haven, people are prepared for the end of the world — but not for what happens to their children.

East of West #4: The secret that tore the Four Horsemen apart is revealed.

The Walking Dead #112: “Carl and Andrea are faced with the unthinkable,” the “unthinkable” apparently being “someone carrying a knife covered in blood.”

• Other releases: 68 Jungle Jim #4, America’s Got Powers #6, Chew #35, The Darkness #114, Ghosted #1, Great Pacific #8, Peter Panzerfaust #12, The Savage Dragon #189, Sheltered #1, Storm Dogs #6.


Fearless Defenders #6: More Marvel heroines shows up, but this time somebody dies.

Uncanny X-Men #8: Magneto battles Cyclops while the X-Men try to keep from losing their powers ever again.

Daredevil #28: Daredevil represents the one person he’s ever feared in court.

Astonishing X-Men #64: Iceman loses his mind and becomes the mad king of a new ice age.

• Other releases: Avengers Arena #12, Hawkeye #12, Indestructible Hulk #10, Secret Avengers #6, Superior Spiderman #13, Thor: The Dark World Prelude #2, Ultimate Comics Ultimates #27, Wolverine #6, Young Avengers #7.


Chronos Commandos: Dawn Patrol #1: A group of grizzled WWII soliders are tasked with keeping Nazis from altering time. If you’ve ever wanted to see Sgt. Rock fight dinosaurs, this is the comic for you.

Ballistic #1: The scifi comic you need to be picking up this week. If you don’t know why yet, check out our exclusive preview and interview here.

George R. R. Martin’s Skin Trade #1: a private investigator with a penchant for seeing incredibly graphic, gory visions gets caught up in a case involving vampires.

Quantum & Woody #1: The pre-eminent superhero comedy-drama duo of the ‘90s is back! Two mismatched brothers become even more mismatched heroes after they’re caught in a lab experiment.

• Other releases: 12 Reasons to Die #2, A1 #2, Adventure Time: The Candy Capers #1, Bionic Man #21, Black Bat #3, Bubblegun #2, Crossed Badlands #32, Dark Shadows #18, Dead Man’s Run #6, Fathom: Elite Saga #4, Grimm Fairy Tales: Demons Unseen #2, Grimm Fairy Tales: Zombies Cursed #1, Grimm #3, Helheim #5, In Crowd #1, Jennifer Blood #29, Mega Man #27, Men of Mystery #90, Miss Fury #4, Mylo Xyloto #6, Night of the ‘80s Undead #1, Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #10, Princeless: Tales of the Family: Ashe, Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm #11, Rachel Rising #18, Red Sonja #79, The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights #1, Six Gun Gorilla #2, Solid State Tank Girl #2, Standard #3, Supurbia #9, The Lone Ranger #16, Unforgivable: Experiment 1134 #1, Victorian Secrets Summer Special #1, Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris #27, Westwood Witches #2, Xenoglyphs #4, X-O Manowar #15, Zombies Vs. Cheerleaders Vol. 2 #2.

Trade Paperbacks and Hardcovers

Dark Horse:

Avatar: The Last Airbender Vol. 5: The Search Part 2: The search for Zuko’s mother continues into a forest where not all is as it seems.

• Other releases: Star Wars: Purge, Tokyo Babylon Vol. 2.


Absolute Blackest Night: The DC universe’s darkest prophecy comes true as superheroes and villain rise from the dead to extinguish all life from the universe.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Vol. 1: Skeletor has won and the Masters are scattered. Can Prince Adam regain his memory and save Eternia before Skeletor’s minions kill him?

Harlan Ellison’s 7 Against Chaos: The legendary scifi writer joins forces with Concrete’s Paul Chadwick to tell a tall of seven alien warriors who must learn to work together to save Earth and reality.

• Other releases: Before Watchmen: Comedian & Rorschach, Before Watchmen: Nite Owl & Dr. Manhattan, Diablo: Sword of Justice, Justice League Dark Vol. 2: Books of Magic, Saga of the Swamp Thing Book 4, Supergirl Vol. 2: Girl in the World.


Best of EC: Artist Edition: The greatest comics EC ever produced — scifi, horror, war and crime — in one gargantuan tome. Comes complete with a cover gallery, too.

The X-Files Classics Vol. 1: Containing the earliest X-Files comics, including the stories “Not to be Opened Until X-mas,” “Firebird,” “Trepanning Opera,” and more.

• Other releases: Ghostbusters Vol. 5: New Ghostbusters, Lock & Key Vol. 5: Clockworks, TMNT Ultimate Collection Vol. 2.


Dawn: Swordmaster’s Daughter: Joseph Michael Lisner returns to his most famous creation with tales of the young Dawn.

• Other releases: Prophet Vol. 2: Brothers, Savage Dragon: On Trial, Skullkickers: 80 Eyes on an Evil Island.


Hawkeye Vol. 2: Little Hits: “Ace archer Clint Barton battles Superstorm Sandy, digital doomsday, dog detectives, lady problems, murder for money and more.” Oh, and tracksuits.

Superior Spider-Man: Superiority Complex: Doc Ock, firmly ensconced in Peter Parker’s body, must team up with the FF and the X-Men.

Thor, Gods, and the Guardians of the Galaxy: Thor’s most cosmic adventures collected, as he battles Damocles, Faust, and Korvac.

• Other releases: Avengers Premiere Vol. 2: Last White Event, The Dark Tower: Gunslinger: Way Station, Essential Captain America Vol. 7, FF Vol 1: Fantastic Faux, Gambit Vol. 2: Tombstone Blues.


Bravest Warriors Vol. 1: The scifi story from Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward, based on the Cartoon Hangover series! Five overemotional 16-year-olds svae the galaxy with their… emotions.

Templar: After the Pop and King of France frame the Templars and order them executed, a small group of survivors head out to find the lost treasure of the Templars and restore their order.

• Other releases: Aldebaran Vol. 3: Creature, Animals with Sharpies, Antares Vol. 2: Episode 2, Arsenic Lullaby: Big Stall, Artemis Fowl Vol. 3: Eternity Code, Blake and Mortimer Vol. 14, Boneyard: Biggening, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Western Years Vol. 1, Case Closed Vol. 47, Death of Haggard West, The Dresden Files: Fool Moon Part 2, Eye of the Majestic Creature Vol. 2, False Memories Vol. 1, Fullmetal Alchemist 3-in-1 Vol. 5, Genius, Hide and Seek Vol. 1, Infernal Fyre Dragon, Jason: Lost Cat, Loveless 2-in-1 Vol. 4, Lucky Luke Vols. 33 and 34, Mouse Guard Vol. 3: Black Axe, Rin-ne Vol. 12, Silver Six, Tales of Discord, Thorgal: Guardian of the Keys, Tiger & Bunny Vol. 2, Valerian Vol. 3: Land Without Stars, Vampire Hunter D Vol. 7, Wolfsmund, Workburger, Zombeellenium Vol. 1: Gretchen.

As usual, here's the list of everything being released to comic stores tomorrow, and you can find your nearest comic retailer here.