The Guardians of the Galaxy return to the Marvel universe in anticipation of their major hit movie! Image's hit Morning Glories ends its first volume, while Hack/Slash has a bloody finale! And beloved Buffy writer Jane Espenson's web series Husbands gets graphically noveled, all in this week's comics!
• Dragon Age: Until We Sleep #1: Based on the hit fantasy RPG. King Alisdair leads his friends and troops to battle the evil wizard who kidnapped his father.
• BPRD: Vampire #1: In this sequel to BPRD 1948, one lone BPRD agent goes on a quest for vengeance against a clan of vampires.
• Angel and Faith #20: When Angel gets sidetracked trying to resurrect Giles, it forces Faith and Spike into an unlikely alliance.
• Other: The Answer #3, Criminal Macabre: Final Night #4, The Massive #10, Mr. X: Hard Candy, Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi: Prisoner of Bogan #4.
• All-Star Western #18: Jonah Hex is hired to rescue Alan Wayne’s wife Catherine, but Vandal Savage stands in the way.
• Aquaman #18: Aquaman takes his throne, but is Atlantis strong enough to survive the war it just waged?
• Batman Inc. #9: Batman continues to handle handle Damian Wayne’s death particularly well.
• Time Warp #1: Vertigo’s newest sci-fi anthology, including a story by Damon Lindelof.
• Other: Arrow #5, Batman: The Dark Knight #18, Flash #18, Fury of Firestorm #18, I Vampire #18, Injustice: Gods Among Us #3, Justice League Dark #18, Red Lanterns #18, Superman #18, Superman Family Adventures #11, Teen Titans #18, The Unwritten #47.
• Locke and Key Omega #4: The senior class of Lovecraft Academy continues to be in mortal peril.
• My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #5: A new danger arrives for the Mane Six.
• Other: Borderlands Origins #1, Doctor Who #7, Judge Dredd #5, Star Trek #19, Transformers: Robots in Disguise #15, Transfusion #3, Vitriol the Hunter #2.
• Hack/Slash #25: Cassie fights Samhain in this blood-soaked, gore splattered finale to the hit horror series.
• Morning Glories #25: A double-sized issue and the “season one” finale!
• Clone #5: The first Clone saga comes to an end as Luke Taylor leads the rebels to war.
• Other: Dia de los Muertos #2, East of West #1, Five Weapons #2, Fatale #13, Legend of Luthor Strode #4, Planetoid #5, Savage Skullkickers #1, Think Tank #6.
• Guardians of the Galaxy #1: The long-awaited returnof Marvel’s greatest spacefarers arrives! Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and the rest need to figure out who put Earth off-limits — and why.
• Uncanny Avengers #5: Wasp, sunfire and Wonder Man join the team just as Havok has leadership troubles and Grim Reaper strikes.
• Uncanny X-Force #3: Bishop defeats X-Force. ‘Nuff said.
• Morbius the Living Vampire #3: Morbius must hide his identify from the city that is hunting them as well as the two people closest to him.
• Other: A Plus X #6, Age of Ultron #3, Astonishing X-Men #60, Deadpool Killustrated #3, FF #5, Fury Max #10, Journey Into Mystery #650, Powers Bureau #3, Scarlet Spider #15, Thunderbolts #7, Ultimate Comics Wolverine #2, Wolverine and the X-Men #27.
• Rachel Rising #15: Only one woman can stop the first woman, Lillith, from annihilating the small town of Manson.
• Other: Crossed Badlands #26, Deathmatch #4, Ferals #13, Futurama #66, Garth Ennis’ Red Team #2, Plume #4, Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose #79, Zombies Vs. Cheerleaders Vol. 2 #1.
Trade Paperbacks and Hardcovers
• Husbands: Two young men get married to each other after a drunken weekend in Vegas, and decide to stay married to help promote marriage equality.
• Other: Angelic Layer Omnibus Vol. 2, Nexus Omnibus Vol. 2.
• American Vampire Vol. 5: Skinner Sweet, Pearl and pals head to the Hollywood of the ‘50s, where the only thing worse than a vmapire was a communist sympathizer.
• Superman Vs. Zod: Every fight between the Man of Steel and the Criminal from Krypton in one collection.
• Other: Batwing Vol. 2: The Shadow of Ancients, Day of Judgment, Sgt. Rock Vol. 4.
• Complete Zaucer of Zilk: An interdimensional magician tries to save his #1 from his #1 nemesis.
• Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Hive: The Borg and Locutus rule the future, and only Jean-Luc Picard and his crew can save it.
• Other: Love and Capes Vol. 4 What to Expect, Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Vol. 3.
• Bomb Queen Deluxe Vol. 1: The tales of the busty villainess, porn star and corrupt city dictator get a deluxe collection.
• Other: Guarding the Globe Vol. 2, ’68 Vol. 2: Scars, It Girl and the Atomics Round One, Spawn Origins Vol. 8.
• Kick-Ass 2: Get ready for the movie sequel with this reasonably priced trade paperback.
• Avengers Vs. X-Men: The best-selling brawl between Marvel’s premiere superteams comes to trade paperback.
• Doom 2099 Complete Collection: Warren Ellis’ cult classic series about modern Doom waking in the future… and then taking it over, obviously.
• Other: All New X-Men Vol. 1, Astonishing X-Men Vol. 11: Weaponized, The Marvel Universe Vs. the Avengers, Mighty Thor Vol. 3, Master Masterworks Golden Age Human Torch Vol. 1, Spider-Man/Lizard: No Turning Back, Wolverine and the X-Men Vol. 3.
• The Killer Omnibus Vol. 1: The hit, hardboiled French comic about a ruthless hit man gets collected in a beautiful hardcover from Archaia.
• Armies: An epic tale of fantasy and war by one of the founders of Heavy Metal magazine.
• Other: Bad Machinery Vol. 1, Blood Lad Omnibus Vol. 2, Channel Evil, Hawken: Genesis, Honey Badger Vs. the World, Witch blade/Red Sonja.