Sure, DC might be beginning the first wave of their Post-“New 52” comic books this week, and Marvel themselves might be kicking off another batch of Secret Wars tie-in comics. But the coolest thing in an otherwise normal week of new comics is Guardians of the Galaxy’s Groot getting his first solo series!

Dark Horse

Single Issues

  • Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians #1 - The wordless adventures of reptiles in Cretaceous Africa. Written By: Ricardo Delgado Artist: Ricardo Delgado

Trade Paperbacks

  • Father’s Day - A former mob enforcer finds his past catching up to him as his daughter and former bosses re-enter his life. Written By: Mike Richardson Artist: Gabriel Guzman
  • Sundowners Volume One - The Sundowners are meant to protect humanity from Interdimensional threats. But are the threats just all in their heads? Written By: Tim Seeley Artist: Jim Terry

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Collections

  • The Complete Pistol Whip - The mystery series is collected in colour for the first time. Written By: Jason Hall, Matt Kindt Artist: Matt Kindt

DC Comics

Single Issues

  • Bat-Mite #1 - Believing that his influence is what made Batman one of the greatest heroes in the DC Universe, Bat-Mite begins reaching out to other heroes he thinks he can help, whether they want him to or not. Written By: Dan Jurgens Artist: Corin Howell
  • Batman Beyond #1 - The New Batman Beyond finds himself alone in a strange, mysterious future he must now protect. Written By: Dan Jurgens Artist: Bernard Chang
  • Bizarro #1 - The weird, yet oddly loveable alternate mirror of Superman gets his own miniseries. Written By: Heath Corson Artist: Gustavo Duarte
  • Midnighter #1 - A spate of thefts brings the Midnighter out to hunt down the thieves, spurred by the fact that one of the items stolen has connections to the man he used to be. Written By: Steve Orlando Artist: Aco
  • The Omega Men #1 - The Omega Men have murdered Kyle Rayner, and the universe demands justice. Written By: Tom King Artist: Alec Morgan
  • Wonder Woman Annual #1 - Diana battles Donna Troy in a duel that will determine the fate of Paradise Island. Written By: Meredith Finch Artists: David Finch, Various

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IDW

Trade Paperbacks

  • Bigger Bang - A second Big Bang destroys all of humanity, but gives birth to a godlike hero. Written By: D.J. Kirkbride Artist: Vassilis Gogtzilas
  • Dragonlance Classics #1 - The daring adventures of Sturm, Knight of Solamnia, and his battles against the tyrannical Dragonlords. Written By: Dan Mishkin Artists: Ron Randall, Various

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Collections

  • Bravo For Adventure - The complete collection of stories about Alex Toth’s swashbuckling pilot Jesse Bravo. Written By: Alex Toth Artist: Alex Toth

Image

Single Issues

  • Airboy #1 - Two comics creatives hired to reboot a Golden Age hero find themselves on a bizarre adventure when said Hero comes to life before them. Written By: James Robinson Artist: Greg Hinkle
  • The Covenant #1 - The Israelites and Philistines go to war over the Ark of the Covenant, but when the Israelites lose the ark, a young priest bands together some mercenaries to steal it back. Written By: Rob Liefeld Artist: Matt Horak

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Marvel

Single Issues

  • Armor Wars #1 - Technopolis, a domain of Battleworld run by Tony and Arno Stark, is also a world where every citizen must wear armor to protect themselves from an airborne disease. Written By: James Robinson Artist: Marcio Takara
  • Giant Size Little Marvel: Avengers vs X-Men #1 - The most adorable incarnations of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the X-Men do battle. Written By: Skottie Young Artist: Skottie Young
  • Groot #1 - While on an intergalactic roadtrip with Rocket Raccoon, an accident separates Groot from his friend, leaving him alone for the first time in years . Written By: Jeff Loveness Artist: Brian Kesinger
  • Future Imperfect #1 - A group of rebels rise up to overthrow the villainous tyrant Maestro: an alternate, future version of the Incredible Hulk. Written By: Peter David Artist: Greg Land
  • X-tinction Agenda #1 - 10 years after Genosha has been rebuilt, but a new plague driving mutant citizens to the brink of extinction may turn former allies into enemies as Havok and Wolfsbane attempt to save their people. Written By: Marc Guggenheim Artist: Carmine Giandomenico
  • Years of Future Past #1 - Under the deadly rule of the Sentinels, the last remaining mutants rally behind Kate Pryde and the X-Men to free themselves. Written By: Marguerite Bennett Artist: Mike Norton
  • Ultimate End #1 - As the Ultimate Universe faces a final destruction, what happens to the heroes that gave everything to defend it? Written By: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mark Bagley

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Trade Paperbacks

  • House of Hem - Fred Hembeck’s satirical rips on the Marvel Universe are collected in one bumper issue. Written By: Fred Hembeck, Jim Shooter Artists: Various

Others

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Single Issues

  • Broken World #1 (Boom! Studios) - A meteor is days away from hitting the earth, and one woman, the only member of her family not granted a place on a ship away from destruction, desperately searches for a way to sneak onto one of the evacuation ships. Written By: Frank J. Barbiere Artist: Christopher Peterson
  • Justice Inc.: The Avenger #1 (D.E.) - His face deadened by a mysterious criminal act, Richard Henry Benson becomes the Avenger, meting out justice to criminals who prey on the innocent. Written By: Mark Waid Artist: Ronilson Freire
  • Mage, Inc. #1 (Spacegoat Productions) - Keira Zeleznovova begins an unpaid internship at a magical business, and finds herself flung into a straight mystery when a Mage is murdered. Written By: Shon C. Bury Artist: Ian Waryanto
  • The Sixth Gun: Valley of Death #1 (Oni Press) - When an opening to the spirit world brings forth a cataclysmic monster, a group of shamans, tribesmen and witches band together to stop it. Written By: Brian Hurtt Artist: A.C. Zamudio
  • Big Game Hunters: The Tale of the Lizard Baron #1 (Spacegoat Productions) - A rag-tag band of steampunk victorian hunters track a mysterious lizard creature to the Scottish Highlands. Written By: Shon C. Bury Artist: Jok

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Graphic Novels And Collections

Graphic Novels

  • Far Out Fairytales: Ninja-rella (Stone Arch Books) - The classic story of Cinderella and her ugly step-family, except that Cinderella spends her evenings secretly training to become a Ninja in hopes of becoming the Prince’s personal bodyguard. Written By: Joey Comeau Artist: Omar Lozano

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Collections

  • Big Trouble In Little China, Volume One (Boom! Studios) - The adventures of Jack Burton continue, as he battles evil forces that invade his friend Wang’s wedding. Written By: Eric Powell, John Carpenter Artist: Brian Churilla
  • Justice Inc., Volume One (D.E.) - Iconic pulp heroes Doc Savage, The Avenger and The Shadow are brought together for the first time to foil a deadly plot to take over the world. Written By: Michael Uslan Artist: Giovanni Timpano
  • ABC Warriors: Return To Mars (Rebellion/2000AD) - The ABC Warriors discover that the driving force behind Mars’ most heinous crimes was in fact the “father” that created them. Written By: Pat Mills Artist: Clint Langley

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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!