A 15-year-old kid and a raccoon have to save the universe! A treasure hunter is possessed by Sherlock Holmes, Merlin and Dracula! Grant Morrison says goodbye to Superman! And the most burining question in all of The Last Airbender fandom may finally be answered, all in this week's comics!

New Issues

Dark Horse:

Star Wars Legacy II: Prisoner of the Floating World #1: Han and Leia’s great-great-granddaughter explores the galaxy with a lightsaber in her hand and a bounty on her head.


BPRD: Hell on Earth #105: As the BPRD battle more bat-monsters, the head of the Russian occult sciences division leads a rescue mission to an abandoned radio tower.

• Other releases: Conan the Barbarian #14, Dark Horse Presents #22, Mind Mgmt #9.



Constantine #1: Did you look for Constantine #1 last week and discover it wasn’t there? That’s because John Constantine is a bastard (also because of a TFAW error I accidentally copied). Anyways, DC’s chain-smoking sorcerer gets his own New 52 solo title, as he tries to keep bad guys from getting their hands on the DC universe’s most powerful magical artifacts.

Justice League #18: The Justice League starts a membership drive with help from Cyborg’s “grid,” which puts him in contact with every superhero in the world. But someone has already co-opted their grid for their own purposes…

Action Comics #18: Grant Morrison ends his run on these tales of Superman’s early adventures, and I don’t want to spoil it, but it’s easily the most Grant Morrison-y thing I’ve ever read.

• Other releases: Batman Beyond Unlimited #14, Batwoman #18, Birds of Prey #18, Catwoman #18, Fables #127, Justice League of America #2, Legion of Super Heroes #18, Nightwing #18, Supergirl #18, Sword of Sorcery #6, Wonder Woman #18, Vibe #2.


G.I. Joe #2: Cover Girl, Doc and new recruit Hashtag fight Cobra right on America soil, while the Baroness keeps Duke hostage.

Judge Dredd Year One #1: The first cases of Dredd’s early days as a Mega City-One judge.

Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #3: Spotlighting Jon Pertwee’s third Doctor.

• Other releases: Hollows #4, My Little Pony Micro-Series: Rainbow Dash #2, Popeye #11, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #20, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron #1.


Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray #1: A treasure hunter is imbued with the power of five literary ghosts, namely Merlin, Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Miyamoto Musashi and Dracula!

Saga #11: Hazel’s parents and grandparents join together to escape a dying planet in Brian K. Vaughn’s amazing scifi-fantasy.

Invincible #101: The official summary is “The aftermath.” It’s no “Ezekial has a tiger”, but it is pithy.

• Other releases: Artifacts #26, Chew #32, Elephantmen #47, It Girl and the Atomics #8, Revival #8, Storm Dogs #4.


Nova #2: 15-year-old Sam Alexander finds himself working as a space cop with the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Deadpool #6: Apparently some Presidents die.

Superior Spider-Man #6: Jester and Screwball try to punk Spider-Man, who, suffice it to say, does not appreciate the joke.

Captain America #5: Cap fights Jet Black, Emile Zola’s horrifying creation Patchwork, and the Great Depression (not a villain, the actual period of economic devastation).

• Other releases: All-New X-Men #9, Avengers #8, Cable and X-Force #6, Captain Marvel #11, Daredevil #24, Dark Avengers #188, Indestructible Hulk #5, New Avengers #4, Savage Wolverine #3, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #21, X-Factor #253, X-Termination #1.


All Crime #1: A new crime noir-pulp about two men who become friends through crime and murderers over a woman. With a cover by Bruce Timm!

Hellraiser: Dark Watch #2: Clive Barker’s horror classic continues as someone new takes over Hell’s throne from Kirsty Cotton.

Harbinger #10: Peter and his telekinetics get caught between the Eggbreakers and Project Rising Spirit.

Green Hornet #1: Mark Waid makes the classic hero pay a terrible price for his hubris.

• Other releases: Fanboys Vs. Zombies #12, Jennifer Blood #24, Queen Sonja #24, The Simpsons #200, Voltron #11.

Trade Paperbacks and Hardcovers

Dark Horse:

The Massive Vol. 1: The Ninth Wave conservation ship the Kapital searches the devastated, post-apocalyptic planet for clues to the whereabouts of its lost sister-ship The Massive.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Vol. 4: Zuko finds a clue to the fate of his long-lost mother, and the Aang Gang help him on his search to this burning fan question.

• Other releases: The Unauthorized Tarzan.


The Unwritten Vol. 7: The Wound: Mike Carey amazing Vertigo tale continues as Tommy Taylor tries to repair the world’s story, and save both reality and fiction.

Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls: When the Court of Owls decide to invade Wayne Manor and kill almost every major politician in Gotham, it’s up to Batman to save the city and discover the true power behind the Court.

• Other releases: The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus, Wonder Woman: Amazon Princess Archives Vol. 1.


Eternal Descent Vol. 2: Gus G returns to Eternal Descemt to save Syrian from Loki’s machinations.

Doctor Who: Forgotten: The Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones are stranded without the TARDIS — or the memories of the Doctor’s previous incarnations!

• Other releases: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Vol. 6, G.I. Joe: Target: Snake Eyes, Godzilla Vol. 2, TMNT Adventures Vol. 4.


Maximum: Minimum Wage: Bob Fingerman’s funny, uncomfortable tale of the troubled working lives of Bob and Sylvia.


All New X-Men Vol. 1: Here Comes Yesterday Now: Bendis’s tale of the original five X-Men suddenly dropped into the bleak present of the Marvel universe.

Deadpool Classic Vol. 8: Deadpool rejoins the Weapon X program in return for a cure for his ugly, ugly face.

• Other releases: Daredevil by Mark Waid Vol. 3, Gambit vol. 1: Once a Thief, Invincible Iron Man Vol. 10: Long Way Down, Secret Avengers Vol. 3, Winter Soldier Vol. 3: Black Widow Hunt.


Blood-Drenched Creature Feature, Bounty Killer, Penny Arcade Vol. 9: Passion’s Howl, Space Gladiator, Vagabond Vol. 34, Whatever.