It's hard to remember, but there was once a time when Grant Morrison wasn't known for mind-boggling superhero comics. In fact, there was a time before he was known at all — which changed immediately after DC gave him the reins to Animal Man in 1988. The first awesome Omnibus of Morrison's seminal (and quite insane) work leads this week's comics!
• Captain Midnight #1: The legendary superhero of the ‘40s has returned from the Bermuda Triangle to the present, but the U.S. government considers him a threat.
• The Last of Us: American Dreams #4: The final installment of the comic based on the hit post-apocalyptic survival-horror game.
• Other releases: Akaneiro #3, Amala’s Blade #4, Angel & Faith #24, BPRD: Vampire #5, House of Gold and Bones #4, King Conan: Hour of the Dragon #3.
• Collider #1: The Federal Bureau of Physics fights gravity failures, time loops and more, but the problems are getting worse… much worse.
• Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril #1: Tom Strong returns, but can he save his daughter Tesla without the use of his powers?
• The Wake #3: The new species discovered at the borrom of the ocean begins to have a deadly affect on the crew.
• Trinity of Sin: Pandora #2: Pandora is caught by the Secret Society of Super-Villains.
• Other releases: Adventures of Superman #3, Animal Man Annual #2, Batman Annual #2, Batman Inc. #13, Batman: Zero Year Director’s Cut #1, Detective Comics Annual #2, The Flash Annual #2, Injustice: Gods Among Us #7, Red Lanterns #22, Smallville Season 11 Special #2, Superboy #22, Superman Annual #2.
• My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #9: Some ponies do some shit.
• TMNT #24: The Turtles make an uneasy truce with Old Hob while searching for Leonardo.
• Other releases: Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #7, GI Joe #6, GI Joe: A Real American Hero #192, Judge Dredd: Year One #4, Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #19.
• Five Ghosts: Haunting of The Fabian Gray #5: The finale! That’s all Image will say! It’s not my fault!
• Morning Glories #29: Some ponies do some shit. Oh, wait — “A New Assignment.”
• Other releases: Bedlam #8, It Girl and the Atomics #12, Sex #5, Youngblood #78.
• Black Bolt: Something Inhuman This Way Comes: An amnesiac Black Bolt wanders the streets of San Francisco. Better hope he doesn’t ask anybody for directions.
• Wolverine: In the Flesh #1: Top Chef star Chris Cosentino and Wolverine… I can’t even finish this sentence.
• Guardians of the Galaxy #5: The Guardians continue to fight Angela, like that’s not a super-weird thing even for the GotG to do.
• Other releases: Captain Marvel #14, Daredevil #29, Fearless Defenders #7, FF #10, Indestructible Hulk #11, Ultimate Comics Ultimates #28, Uncanny X-Force #9, Uncanny X-Men #9, Venom #38, What If? AvX #4, X-Men #3, X-Men: Legacy #14.
• 3 Guns #1, Absolution: Rubicon #2, Adventure Time Sumer Special 2013 #1, Archie #646, Bionic Man #22, Caligula: Heart of Rome #6, Clive barker’s Next Testament #3, Crossed Annual #1, Crossed Badlands #25, Ehmm Theory #2, Executive Assistant Assassins #13, Grimm Fairy Tales: Grimm Universe #5, Grimm Fairy Tales: Werewolves: Hunger #3, Ghost Town #2, Jirni #4, Liberator #2, Life with Archie #31, Optic Nerve #13, Planet of the Apes: Spectacular One-Shot, Scratch 9 #1, Skyward #1, Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose #81, Uber #4, Wasteland #46.
Trade Paperbacks and Hardcovers
• Ghost Vol. 1: In the Smoke and Din: Kelly Sue Deconnick takes Dark Horse’s sexy supernatural heroine into the realm where political corruption and demonic corruption meet.
• Other releases: Gantz Vol. 28, Tarzan: Sunday Comics 1931-33 Vol. 1.
• Animal Man Omnibus: Grant Morrison’s acclaimed, surreal run on this second-rate superhero established his career and helped launch Vertigo.
• Beware the Creeper: A young surrealist painter stages burglaries as performance art in post-WWI-era Paris.
• Other releases: Batman: Illustrated by Neal Adams Vol. 3, Green Lanterns: New Guardians Vol. 2: Beyond Hope, Showcase Presents: DC Comics Presents Vol. 2.
• Joe Palooka: An aspiring MMA fighter travels the world, trying to battle his way into the “Legion of Combat.”
• Other releases: Superman: Silver Age Newspaper Dailies 1958-61, The Worlds of Sam Keith Vol. 1.
• Komacon: Six South Korean artists team with six American veteran writers for this impressive anthology.
• Infinite Vacation: Bored with the beach? Then why not head to Infinite Vacations, where you can choose your entire reality?
• Other releases: 39 Minutes Vol. 1, Age of Bronze Vol. 3.1: Betrayal Part 2, Elephantmen Vol. 6: Earthly Desires, Invincible Vol. 18: The Death of Everyone.
• Uncanny X-Force Vol. 1: Let It Bleed: The X-Force gather to take on missions the regular X-Men hate and fear.
• Other releases: X-Men: Fallen Angels.
• Other releases: ABC Warriors: Volgan War Vol. 3, Adventures of a Comic Con Girl, Bloody Monday Vol. 11, Bluffton: My Summers with Buster, Capote in Kansas, Double Jumpers, Freelancers Vol. 1, Garbage Day, Ghost and Ruins, The Heap Vol. 3, Heroman Vol. 5, Judge Dredd Complete Case Files Vol. 20, Judge Dredd: Fatties, Kevin Keller Vol. 2: Drive Me Crazy, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix Vol. 2, Kitaro, Kodt: Bundle of Trouble Vol. 40, Lenore Vol. II, Limit Vol. 6, Midnight to Daylight, Punch Drunk, Subculture Omnibus, The Trip, Why We Drive.