Kurt Busisk takes us back to Astro City! The Crow gets ready to fight some Nazis! Kick-Ass must significantly step up his ass-kicking if he wants to save Hit Girl! All this and much, much more, in this week’s comic releases!

New Issues

Dark Horse:

Empowered Special #4: Animal Style: Adam Warren’s clothing and self-esteem challenged superheroine fights a bevy of animal-themed robots at the local parallel universe car show.


Mister X: Eviction#2: Having overthrown Radiant City’s government, the revolutionaries direct their attention to Mr. X and his secret city plans.

• Other releases: Abe Sapien: Dark and Terrible #3, Victories #2: Transhuman, Star Wars: Dark Times: Fire Carrier #5.



Astro City #1: Kurt Busiek’s acclaimed superhero saga is back, with new heroes and old favorites. And a mysterious new enemy, too — the Broken Man.

Green Lantern #21: Robert Venditti and Billy Tan take over for Geoff Johns as Hal Jordan takes control of the entire Green Lantern Corps.

The Movement #2: People with super-powers join the protest in Coral City, and the police get antsy.

Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger #9: The Phantom Stranger heads to hell to save his family.

• Other releases: Action Comics #21, Ame Comi Girls #4, Batwing #21, Detective Comics #21, Dial H #13, Django Unchained #4, Earth-2 #13, Fairest #16, Green Arrow #21, Legends of the Dark Knight #9, Scooby Doo #34, Stormwatch #21, Swamp Thing #21.


Locke and Key: Omega #5: The kids must choose between death and eternity in limbo. Worst field trip ever.

Colonized #3: The zombies close in on the outnumbered aliens and humans, but the greatest threat comes from within.

• Other releases: Haunted Horror #5, TMNT Color Classics #11, Transformers: Robots in Disguise #18.


East of West #3: “Death's reign of terror over Those who rule continues, as the forces of the end times continue to work to bring about the Apocalypse.” I don’t know what that means but it sounds cuh-razy.

Ten Grand #2: Joe investigates a cult and a food-obsessed demon for his angelic boss, but is he really working on behalf of heaven?

• Other releases: 68 Jungle Jim #3, All New Skullkickers #1, Bedlam #7, Blackacre #7, The Darkness #113, Invisible Universe #3, Mice Templar IV: Legend #3, Perhapanauts: Danger Down Under #5, Savage Dragon #118, Son of Merlin #5, Spawn #232.


Age of Ultron #9: Marvel’s heroes have one more chance to save Earth, and it might have something to do with wolverine killing Wolverine.

Kick-Ass 3 #1: Kick-Ass leads Justice forever in an attempt to break Hit Girl out of jail.

Daredevil: Dark Nights #1: A new anthology featuring some of comics’ greats telling new tales of the Man Without Fear.

Fearless Defenders #5: The lovely ladies of Marvel meet up for a royal rumble.

• Other releases: All New X-Men #12, Avengers #13, Avengers Arena #10, Cable and X-Force #9, Daredevil: End of Days #8, The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger: Evil Ground #2, Iron Man #11, Red She-Hulk #66, Superior Spider-Man #11, Thanos Rising #3, Thor: The Dark World Prelude #1, Thunderbolts #10, Ultimates #25, Winter Soldier #19, X-Factor #257.


Screwed #1: A woman is found that appears to have ben disassembled and put pack together, and her brain is as damaged as her body. One cop must investigate who did this — or what.

A1 #1: The anthology returns with stories of superheroes, scifi, fantasy, action and more.

Herobear and the Kid Special #1: The evil Von Klon and his Sub-of-Doom attack on Picture Day!

• Other releases: Archer and Armstrong #10, Black Bat #2, Caligula: Heart of Rome #5, Cavewoman: Oasis #2, Charismagic Vol. 2 #2, Crossed Badlands #30, Dark Shadows #17, Dejah Thoris: Green Men of Mars #4, Drew Hayes’ Poison Elves #3, Fashion Beast #10, Grimm Fairy Tales: Demons Unseen #1, Grimm Fairy Tales: Jungle Book: Last of the Species #4, Hypernaturals #12, Indie Comics Horror #2, Kevin Keller #9, Knights of the Dinner Table #198, Legend of Oz: Scarecrow #2, Miss Fury #3, Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm #10, Polarity #3, Rachel Rising #17, Rogues #2, Suicide Risk #2, Shadowman #7, The Lone Ranger #15, The Spider #12, Uber #2, Ursa Minor #5.

Trade Paperbacks and Hardcovers

Kick-Ass, The Crow and Astro City return to rule This Week’s Comics!

Dark Horse:

The Strain Vol. 2: A member of the CD realizes that vampires are taking over New York City.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike Vol. 1 - A Dark Place: The spurned Spike heads to the dark side of the moon but ends up in Sunnydale in this “Season 9” tale.

Star Wars: Legacy Vol. 1: With a legion of Sith in control of the Empire and the Jedi scattered, the fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bounty hunter Cade Skywalker… who wants nothing to do with it.

• Other releases: Blood-C Vol. 2, Everybody’s Wrong Vol. 1, Forbidden World Archives Vol. 2, Hellboy Library Edition Vol. 6: The Storm and the fury and the Bride of Hell, Misty Circus.


Solo: Deluxe Edition: A new hardcover edition of the 2004 anthology series in which countless comics superstars explored the wildest and weirdest adventures of DC’s heroes.


Womanthology: Space: A bevy of talented female comics creators contribute to the second Womanthology selection, this one with a scifi theme.

The Crow: Skinning the Wolves: The Crow returns in this dark story set in a 1945 German concentration camp.

• Other releases: The Hollows, John K. Presents! Spumco Comic Book, Star Trek/Legion of Superheroes, Tarzan Newspaper Strips Vol. 1: 1967-70, TMNT Classic Vol. 5, Transformers: Movie Collection Vol. 1.


Hack/Slash Omnibus Vol. 5: The horror-action epic comes to its blood-soaked conclusion.

The Walking Dead Vol. 18: What Comes After: Negan takes charge of the group, but not everybody is happy with his decision.


Wolverine: Season One: Logan makes the transition from half-naked berserk Weapon X escapee to a heroic member of the X-Men.

Pacific Rim: Tales from Ground Zero: The prequel to the upcoming movie of giant robots fighting giant monsters, written by screenwriter Travis Beacham himself.

• Other releases: Spider-Man: Danger Zone, X-Men: Ghosts.


Robert Jordan’s Eye of the World Vol. 1: The graphic novel adaptation of the first novel in the best-selling Wheel of Time series.

Silence & Co.: A bitter hitman takes a job that challenges everything he thinks he knows.

Grimm Fairy Tales Omnibus Vol. 1: Collecting issues #1-50 (no, that’s not a typo) of Zenescope hit series. See where it all began!

• Other releases: Ariel Vol. 2: Thunder Horse, Critter Vol. 2, Doctor Atlantis Vol. 2, Dragonball 3-in-1 Vol. 1, Grimm Universe Vol. 1, Harbinger Vol. 2: Renegades, Legend of Oz: The Wicked West Vol. 1, Macabre, Oxymoron, Sacred Blacksmith Vol. 1, Shadowman Vol. 1: Spirits Within, Smurfs Anthology Vol. 1, Supermag, Trinity.

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