Yes, the final installment of Locke & Key begins tomorrow, but don’t be sad: There’s still plenty of American Vampire, adorable demons, the arrival of Captain America’s most insane foe, and the triumphant return of the greatest couple in rock, all in this week’s comics!
• Station-to-Station: An inter-dimensional monster with the power brainwash people arrives in San Francisco.
• Itty Bitty Hellboy #1: The adorable adventures of lil’ Hellboy and his equally lil’ pals begin with the appearance of Rasputin’s ghost (presumably lil’).
• Other releases: Angel & Faith #25, Captain Midnight #2, King Conan: Hour of the Dragon #4, Mass Effect: Foundation #2, The Massive #15, Mind MGMT #14, Star Wars: Legacy II #6.
• The Wake Director’s Cut #1: Scott Snyder’s underwater monster horror hit returns in an all-new print complete with character designs, script pages, and more.
• American Vampire Anthology #1: Eight different stories set in the world of American Vampire, by creator Scott Snyder, Jeff Lemire, Gail Simone, Greg Rucka, and more.
• Talon #11: Talon battles Bane while Casey searches for Batman to finally destroy the Court of Owls.
• Other releases: Adventures of Superman #4, All Star Western #23, Batman Inc. Special #1, Batman/Superman #3, Batman: The Dark Knight #23, Catwoman #23, Federal Bureau of Physics #2, The Flash #23, The Green Team #4, Injustice: Gods Among Us #8, Justice League #23, Larfleeze #3, Red Lanterns #23, Superman #23, Teen Titans #23, Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril #2, The Unwritten #52.
• Locke & Key Alpha #1: The final two-issue story of Joe Hill’s Locke & Key saga begins here.
• Thumbprint #3: Someone has vowed revenge on Mal for her past sins, and the truth is revealed.
• Other releases: 100 Penny Press TMNT #1, Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #8, GI Joe #7, GI Joe: A Real American Hero #193, Godzilla: Ruler of the Earth #3, Jericho Season 4 #4, Judge Dredd Classics #2, Kill Shakespeare: Tide of Blood #5, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #10, TMNT #25, Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #20, Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters #4, Transformers: Regeneration One #94.
• Sex #6: Simon Cooke’s lawyer is determined to figure out the Saturnalia at any cost.
• Secret #3: Steadfast’s employer is revealed and everything begins going to hell.
• Other releases: Lazarus #3, Mind the Gap #13, Morning Glories #30, Skullkickers #24, Super Dinosaur #20, Think Tank #9.
• Thanos Rising #5: Thanos finally finishes his rising in the finale to the series… that sets up next month’s Infinity event.
• Captain America #10: One word: Godzola.
• Thor: God of Thunder #12: Thor returns to Midgard, and Jane Foster returns to Thor!
• Other releases: A Plus X #11, Astonishing X-Men #66, Avengers Arena #14, Captain Marvel #15, Deadpool #15, FF #11, Gambit #16, Journey Into Mystery #655, New Avengers #9, Scarlet Spider #21, Secret Avengers #8, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #26, Uncanny Avengers #11, Uncanny X-Men #11, Wolverine and the X-Men #35, Wolverine Max #10, Young Avengers #9.
• Henry and Glenn Forever and Ever #1: It’s the return of music’s greatest couple! Henry and Glenn go to therapy, hang in the spa with their pals Lars and James, and argue about real estate with neighborhood Satanists Hall and Oates.
• Arcane Secrets #1: Doctor Ment and his assistant fight the “Things that go ‘Boo!’ in the night” in this “Lovecraft for kids” comic.
• Grimm Fairy Tales: No Tomorrow #1: A shockingly underdressed Death goes rogue and wreaks havoc on the GFT universe.
• Other releases: All New Fathom #2, Asylum of Horrors #1, Atomic Robo: Real Science Adventures #10, Crossed Annual #1, Damsels: Giant Killer, The Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin #6, Envy, Executive Assistant Assassins #14, Extinction Parade #2, Fanboys Vs. Zombies #17, Futurama Comics #68, The Green Hornet #5, Grimm Fairy Tales: Robyn Hood: Wanted #4, Golddigger: Gina Vs. Penny, The Last Zombie #4, Miss Fury #5, Mr. Toast Comics #5, Mysterious Strangers #3, Occupy Comics #3, Overtaken #1, Peanuts #11, Regular Show #3, Steed and Mrs. Peel #11, Tomorrowland #2, Uber #2, Uncanny #3, Vampirella #33, Wasteland #47, Westward #5.
Trade Paperbacks and Hardcovers
• Number 13: An amnesiac cyborg wander the post-apocalypse looking for his father, and gets caught up in the war between those that would rules the ruins of the world.
• Other releases: Crime Does Not Pay Archives Vol. 5, The Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 14.
• The Sandman Omnibus Vol. 1: The entire first half of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed comic series featuring Dream, Death and the other Endless.
• Talon Vol. 1: Scourge of the Owls: The one Talon — the assassin’s of the Court of Owls — that ever escaped returns to Gotham City to hunt down those who have hunted him.
• League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Omnibus: Alan Moore’s first two volume of Victorian-era literary heroes — and villains — are collected together.
• Other releases: Absolute Batman/Supeman Vol. 1, Fables Deluxe Edition Vol. 7, Hellblazer Vol. 6, Jack Kirby’s OMAC: One Man Army Corps, Legion Lost Vol. 2: The Culling, Sword of Sorcery Vol. 1: Amethyst:
• Rip Kirby Vol. 6: The collected (and award-winning!) newspaper strips of “the first modern detective” from 1959-1962.
• Steve Ditko’s Monsters Vol. 2: Konga: The legendary Steve Ditko pits his giant ape against dinosaurs, mole men, undersea monsters, creatures from beyond space, and “the evilest threat of all... the human race!”
• Other releases: Library of American Comics Essentials: Polly and Her Pals 1933, Sam Keith: Samplings & Dabblings, TMNT Animated Vol. 2: Never Say Xever, Transformers Classic Vol. 5, Visual Funk: The Art of Jim Mahfood.
• Spawn: The Dark Ages Complete Collection: All 28 issues of medieval Spawn-bearer Lord Covenant, who returns to England after dying in a holy war and who must decide to use his powers for good or evil.
• Other releases: Progeny Vol. 1, Spawn Origins Vol. 9.
• Rocket Raccoon: Tales from Half World: The early adventures of Rocket Raccoon from before he joined the Guardians of the Galaxy.
• Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1: Cosmic Avengers: When the Earth is mysteriously declared off-limits to the rest of the universe, the Guardians and Iron Man investigate.
• Secret Avengers Vol. 1: Reverie: Nick Fury leads a team including Hawkeye, Black Widow, the Hulk, the Winter Soldier and Agent Coulson on missions so secret even they can’t know about them.
• Other releases: Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus Vol. 1, Daredevil by Mark Waid Vol. 4, Fury Max Vol. 2: My War Gone By, Marvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four Vol. 15, Marvel Masterworks: Incredible Hulk Vol. 3, X-Men Legacy Vol. 2: Invasive Exotics, X-Men: Magik: Storm and Illyana, Young Avengers Vol. 1: Style Substance.
• Masks Vol. 1: It’s the Justice League of ‘30s pulp heroes as The Shadow, The Spider and The Green Hornet and Kato team up twith Zorro, Miss Fury, the Black Bat and more to taken down a fascist government.
• End of the F#$%ing World: Charles Forman’s already acclaimed coming-of-age graphic novel is Catcher in the Rye meets Peantus.
• Other releases: Angel Falling, Btooom Vol. 3, Bunny Drop Vol. 9, Butcher Street, Cage of Eden Vol. 11, Disney Fairies Vol. 12: Lost Treasure, Helter Skelter: Fashion Unfriendly, Higher Earth Vol. 2, In Case We Die, Judge Vol. 1, Kingdom Hearts II Vol. 2, The Last Zombie Vol. 4: Before the After, Pandora Hearts Vol. 17, Puella Magi Kazumi Magika Vol. 2: Innocent Malice, Sabrina the Teenage Witch: The Magic Within Vol. 3, Science: A Discovery in Comics, Smurfs Vol. 16: Aerosmurf, Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose Vol. 4: Turn the Golden Witch Part 2, Young Lovecraft Vol. 3.