Marvel’s big summer event kicks off with a bang, as the Main and Ultimate universes crash together to deadly effect. But it’s not all there is to this week’s new comics. DC’s digital Lynda-Carter-inspired Wonder Woman comic comes to print, and the Matrix vs. Apocalypse showdown Arcadia begins. So many comics!

Dark Horse

Single Issues

  • Baltimore Court of the Red King #1 - Lord Baltimore investigates the truth behind the legendary Red King, a threat that could destroy the world. Written By: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden Artist: Peter Bergting

Collections

  • Usagi Yojimbo: Senso - Twenty years in the future, a Martian invasion requires all the strength Usagi and his allies can muster to stop. Written By: Stan Sakai Artist: Stan Sakai

DC Comics

Single Issues

  • Wonder Woman ‘77 Special #1 - In this comic based on the classic Lynda Carter series, Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor investigate a mysterious roller disco to search for an escaped Soviet scientist. Written By: Justin Gray Artists: Jean-Claude St., Amanda Conner

Collections

  • Dial H - Nelson Jent discovers the mysterious H dial, allowing him to transform into a new superhero every time he uses it. Can he discover the dial’s secret, and keep it out of the hands of an army of sinister villains? Written By: China Mieville Artists: Mateus Santolouco, Various

IDW

Trade Paperbacks

  • Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate Volume One - Generations after the defeat of Jon Irenicus, a new era of heroes must rise up to protect the city of Baldur’s Gate once more.. Written By: Jim Zub Artist: Max Dunbar
  • Empire - Golgoth believes he rules over much of the Earth. But can he trust his superpowered subordinates? Written By: Mark Waid Artist: Barry Kiston

Image

Single Issues

  • Artifacts: Lost Tales #1 - A one-shot comic, collecting three short stories about mysterious artifacts and their origins. Written By: Jonny Hinkle, Various Artists: Demetres Panayides, Various
  • Roche Limit: Clandestiny #1 - 75 years after Roche Limit colony burned in flames, a military expedition seeking the truth behind the event ends up fighting for survival and a way off the planet from the mysterious entity hunting them. Written By: Michael Moreci Artist: Kyle Charles

Marvel

Single Issues

  • Avengers vs #1 - Earth’s mightiest heroes discover Asgardian artifacts on Earth, and must gather them and safely return them before Loki can get his hands on their power. Written By: Joe Caramagna Artists: Andrea Di Vito, Various
  • Inhuman Annual #1 - The Inhumans clash as the oncoming of the secret wars threaten to destroy what remains standing of Attilan’s citizens.
  • Secret Wars #1 - The final incursion begins, and as the 616 and Ultimate universes collide, heroes battle to save their realities — without realising that neither universe will survive the cataclysm. Written By: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Esad Ribic

Trade Paperbacks

  • Secret Wars Prelude - Leading into the events of Secret Wars, the Illuminati reconvenes to face a devastating threat: the incursions of alternate realities colliding and destroying each other. Written By: Various Artists: Various

Collections

  • Star Wars: A New Hope - The original Marvel adaptation of the classic movie is collected and updated. Written By: Roy Thomas Artist: Howard Chaykin
  • Figment - The Dreamfinder accidentally creates Figment, a fantastical purple dragon, and the duo explore and safeguard the realms of imagination. Written By: Jim Zub Artist: Filipe Andrade

Others

Single Issues

  • The Agency #1 (Think Alike Productions) - An orphan discovers he has magical powers, and finds himself on the run from an International Agency tasked with regulated magic users, secretly manipulated by a dark mage thought long dead. Written By: Ruben Romero, Various Artist: Eric Koda
  • Arcadia #1 (Boom!) - 99% of Human kind is wiped out by a mysterious plague, but 4 billion survive by being uploaded to a digital utopia. But as the utopia’s power systems begin to rapidly consume the resources needed by the final physical remnants of humanity, how long will the abled-bodied survivors go standing by? Written By: Alex Paknadel Artist: Eric Scott Pfeiffer
  • Bodie Troll: Fuzzy Memories #1 (Red 5) - A monster hunter attempts to turn the cute and cuddly troll Bodie into a trophy for his collection. Written By: Jay P. Fosgitt Artist: Jay P. Fosgitt
  • Drone: Fatal Error #1 (Red 5) - Video game fan David Weaver is drafted into the U.S. Military’s Drone infantry force, and finds himself on the front lines of a battle that could bring about World War III. Written By: Scott Chitwood Artist: Randy Kintz
  • Dead Drop #1 (Valiant Entertainment) - A secret black market in New York is used to traffic a highly dangerous biological weapon, forcing X-O Manowar, Archer, Neville Alcott, Detective Cejudo and Betamax come together to stop it from going off. Written By:Ales Kot Artist: Adam Gorham

Graphic Novels And Collections

Graphic Novels

  • Black River (Fantagraphics) - A group of survivors trek across an apocalyptic wasteland in search of civilisation. Written By: Josh Simmons Artist: Josh Simmons
  • Drone Volume One (Red 5) - In the near future, the US develops a remote controlled drone force to replace its infantry. To the superpowers of the world, it’s the future of warfare. To hackers infiltrating the system, it’s the best video game ever. Written By: Scott Chitwood Artist: Randy Kintz
  • Exquisite Corpse (:01 First Second) - A young woman discovers the literary scandal of a lifetime when she falls into the life of a writer who faked his death to make a killing on lost manuscripts from his career. Written By: Pénélope Bagieu Artist: Pénélope Bagieu

Collections

  • Neil Gaiman’s Lady Justice, Volume 1 (Super Genius) - The spirit of Justice in physical form fights injustice by possessing oppressed women and giving them the supernatural strength to fight back. Written By: C. J. Henderson, Wendi Lee Artists: Bill Sienkiewicz, Various
  • The Red Ten (Comixtribe) - The world’s greatest detective is murdered, and her superpowered support team band together to seek justice. What they discover is a sinister plan to expose their dark pasts. Written By: Tyler James Artist: Cesar Feliciano

Want to see what else is out this week? You can see the full list here - and find out where your nearest Comic Book Store is here!