When The X-Files' Lone Gunmen receive a mysterious file warning them about supernatural phenomena that haven't happened yet, they begin investigating — and their first stop is a certain firehouse in New York City in IDW's new crossover Conspiracy. Plus, new Elfquest, the end of The Unwritten, and the worst high school bullies ever, all in this week's comics!
• Elfquest: Final Quest #1: After generations of peace, a new human warlord arrives to threaten the elves — and with their skills atrophied, they're at a greater risk than ever before.
• Other releases: Captain Midnight #7, Conan the Barbarian #24, Dark Horse Presents #32, Mass Effect: Foundation #7, The Massive #19, Mind MGMT #18, Star Wars: Legacy II #11.
• The Unwritten: Apocalypse #1: The final story in the saga begins as Tom Taylor tries to make his way from the world of stories back to reality.
• Animal Man #27: It's the ultimate battle for the Red in this final issue, as Animal Man faces off against Brother Blood.
• Scribblenauts Unmasked: Crisis of Imagination #1: Super-adorable DC heroes galore stop by this comic, based on the hit videogame.
• Other releases: Batman #27, Batman '66 #7, Batman and Two-Face #27, Batman Beyond Universe #6, Batwoman #27, Birds of Prey #27, Green Lantern: New Guardians #27, Harley Quinn #2, Justice League #27, Red Hood and the Outlaws #27, Supergirl #27, Trinity of Sin: Pandora #7, Wonder Woman #27.
• The X-Files: Conspiracy – Ghostbusters: The Lone Gunmen head to New York to discover if the Ghostbusters are frauds, and what they may have to do with the encroaching plague.
• TMNT: Ultrom Empire #1: Krang, Baxter Stockman and Fugitoid clash on board the Technodrome
• Judge Dredd: Mega City Two #1: Dredd heads to California to visit MC1's sister city, but discovers that the East coast and West coast judges have very different styles.
• Other releases: Jinnrise #9, Judge Dredd #15, Magic the Gathering: Theros #4, Mr. Peabody & Sherman #3, My Little Pony: Friends Forever #1, Samurai Jack #4, Transformers: Robots in Disguise #25.
• Deadly Class #1: Marcus Lopez is a regular high school kid with regular high school problems: no money, no girlfriend, harassed by jocks… who just so happens to be the child of Josef Stalin's best assassin.
• Aphrodite IX: Hidden Files #1: The secret historical adventures of the cyborg assassin are revealed.
• Other releases: Bad Dog #6, Bedlam #11, Carbon Grey #2, Chew #39, Dead Body Road #2, Krampus #2, Pretty Deadly #4, Sex #10, Umbral #3, The Walking Dead #120, Zero #5.
• All New Invaders #1: Captain America, Namor, the Winter Soldier and the original Human Torch square off against the Kree Empire and their army of Norse gods.
• Origin II #2: Victor Creed hears the tale of a feral, clawed boy living in the wild, and his hunt begins.
• George Romero's Empire of the Dead: Act One #1: The Zombie Godfather teams up with the Zombie King in Romero's new chapter in his "of the Dead" saga.
• Other releases: All New X-Factor #2, All New X-Men #22, Avengers #25, Avengers World #2, Black Widow #2, Cable and X-Force #19, Captain America #15, Cataclysm: Ultimate X-Men #3, FF #16, Hawkeye #16, Indestructible Hulk #18, Iron Man #20, Marvel Knights: X-Men #3, Marvel Universe: Ultimate Spider-Man #22, The Mighty Avengers #5, Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #9, Wolverine and the X-Men #40, X-Men #9.
• Hacktivist #1: The two creators of the world's biggest social media website channel their resources into secretly improving the world.
• Bad Ass #1: Imagine if Deadpool used his powers, wit, and general insanity for evil — that's Bad Ass.
• Jack Hammer #1: Private detective Jake McGrisken investigates a trail of corruption in a Boston full of people with superpowers.
• Other releases: 12 Reasons to Die #6, Atomic Robo: Savage Sword of Dr. Dinosaur #5, Battlestar Galactica #7, Battlestar Galactica: Starbuck #3, Bo the Plushy Gangsta #1, Bravest Warriors #16, Bubblegun #4, Crossed Badlands #45, Deceivers #2, Doc Savage #2, Eternal Warriors #5, Fracture #2, Grimm Fairy Tales: Quest #3, Grimm Fairy Tales: Wonderland: Asylum #1, Ghost Cop #2, Gold Digger #206, Henry and Glenn Forever and Ever #3, Legends of Red Sonja #3, Lil' Bionic Kids #1, The Midas Flesh #2, The Mocking Dead #5, Peanuts #15, Penny for Your Soul Death #5 Princeless: Encore Edition #3, Red Sonja #5, Skyward #5, The Lone Ranger #21, Vampirella Annual 2013, Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris #34, X-O Manowar #21.
Trade Paperbacks and Hardcovers
• Amala's Blade: Spirits of Naamaron: The fate of two kingdoms lie on the shoulders of the young royal assassin… while a ghost monkey resides on her back. Collecting the hit miniseries and an all-new story.
• Other releases: Blade of the Immortal Vol. 28: Raining Chaos, BPRD: Hell on Earth Vol. 7: A Cold Day in Hell, Conan Vol. 15: Nightmare of the Shallows, Eerie Archives Vol. 15, Empowered Vol. 5.
• Planetary Omnibus: All 27 issues of Warren Ellis' acclaimed series about inter-dimensional peacekeepers who investigate supernatural mysteries.
• Other releases: Animal Man Vol. 5: The Meaning of Flesh, Batwing Vol. 3: Enemy of the State, Preacher Book 3.
• Jacky's Diary, Outland: The Complete Collection.
• Savage Dragon: The End: Jailed for the crimes he committed as Emperor Durr, the Dragon is sentenced to death in this series finale.
• X-Factor by Peter David Vol. 1: With Guido, Wolfsbane, Siryn, M, and Rictor, Multiple Man must deal with Civil War, the House of M, a traitor, and his own clones.
• Young Avengers Vol. 2: Alternative Culture: The team takes a road trip across the universe.
• Other releases: The Indestructible Hulk Vol. 1: Agent of SHIELD, The Indestructible Hulk Vol. 3: Smash Time, Marvel Universe: Ultimate Spider-Man Digest Vol. 5, Wolverine by Hama and Silvestri Vol. 2, X-Men Vol. 1: Road to Onslaught.
• Basil & Victoria, London Guttersnipes: Two impoverished children meet historical and literary figures as they travel across England in the 1880s.
• Foligatto: A town holds a sinister carnival whose star is the opera singer and eunuch Foligatto in this eerie work by artist Nicolas de Crécy.
• Other releases: 10th Muse Vol. 3, Archie's Valentine Rock n' Roll Romance, Arisa Vol. 12, Attack on Titan Vol. 7, Benny Breakiron Vol. 3: Twelve Trials, Blake & Mortimer Vol. 17, Cemetery Girl Book One: Pretenders, Classic Phantom Lady Vol. 1, Crossed: Wish You Were Here Vol. 3, Crusade Vol. 4: Fire Breaks, Dinosaurs Vol. 1: Beginning, Eternal Warrior Vol. 1: Sword of the Wild, Fairy Tail Vol. 43, Flowers of Evil Vol. 8, From the New World Vol. 2, I Don't Get It, Lady S Vol. 3: Game of Fools, Largo Winch Vol. 12: Way and Virtue, Lucky Luke Vols. 42-43, Missions of Love Vol. 6, Ooku: Inner Chambers Vol. 9, Orbital Vol. 5: Justice, Qu33r, Screwed, Sherlock Bones Vol. 3, Shonen Jump Pack 2014 #1, Sorako, Spooks Vol. 3: El Santero, Steampunk OriginalsVol. 1, Stuff of Legend Omnibus Vol. 2, Vinland Saga Vol. 2, Wayward Sons Vol. 2. The Weirdo Years 1981-1993, Wolfsmund Vol. 3.