Are you reading East of West? Jonathan Hickman’s new scifi/Western Image series starring the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, where Death is the hero and he's hunting down the U.S. president? No? Well, the first trade comes out on September 11th, so you better get on that. Then there’s more DC villains, more Marvel Infinity, and a classic Japanese manga gets reinvented in this week’s comics!
• Resident Alien: Suicide Blonde #1: An alien in disguise as a doctor gets involved in a murder investigation when his friend becomes a suspect.
• Brain Boy #1: A young psychic with the power to stop crimes before their even planned learns of a secret psychic conspiracy.
• Other releases: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9: Freefall #25, Halo: Initiation #2, Star Wars #9, True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #4, X #5.
• Justice League #23.2: Lobo: What the hell is the new Lobo’s deal? Which Lobo is real? Which Lobo will reign supreme over Lobos? Is Los Lobos somehow involved?
• F.B.P.: Federal Bureau of Physics: Betrayed by his partner, FBP Agent Hardy struggles to survive the Bubbleverse.
• Batman #23.2: Riddler: The origin of the Riddler is revealed.
• Other releases: Action Comics #23.2: Zod, Aquaman #23.1: Black Manta, Astro City #4, Batman and Robin #23.2: Court of Owls, Batman: Arkham Unhinged #18, Batman: Lil’ Gotham #6, Batman: The Dark Knight #23.2: Mr. Freeze, Detective Comics #23.2: Harley Quinn, Earth 2 #15.2: Solomon Grundy, The Flash #23.2: Reverse Flash, Green Lantern #23.2: Mongul, Justice League of America #7.2: Killer Frost, Smallville Season 11 #17, Superman #23.2: Brainiac, Teen Titans #23.1: Trigon.
• Locke & Key: Alpha #1: Previously delayed! It’s the beginning of the end for Joe Hill’s epic series with the first issue of the two-part series finale.
• Mars Attacks Judge Dredd #1: When Martians begin supplying the Mega-City Mafia with weapons, Dredd has his work cut out for him.
• Other releases: My Little Pony Microseries #8: Celestia. TMNT Villains #6, Transformers: Monstrosity #4.
• The Walking Dead #114: Your needlessly cryptic official summary: “What Would Jesus Do?”
• Sidekick #2: Last without his hero, Flyboy spirals further into depression with the arrival of their former archenemies the Moonglow Twins.
• Other releases: Clone #10, Ghosted #3, Manhattan Projects #14, Prophet #39.
• Infinity Hunt #1: She-Hulk, Wolverine and Ant-Man hold a new Contest of Champions, but the arrival of Thanos’ forces quickly turns the game deadly.
• Mighty Avengers #1: With the regular Avengers in space, Luke Cage assembles a new team including Spider-Man, Spectrum, White Tiger and “a mysterious figure in an ill-fitting Spider-Man Halloween costume!”
• Ultimate Comics Ultimates #30: Kang’s identity is revealed, as well as who holds the Infinity Gauntlet.
• Other releases: Astonish X-Men #67, Avengers #19, Avengers Arena #15, Captain America #11, Deadpool #16, Fantastic Four #12, Fearless Defenders #9, Indestructible Hulk #13, Kick-Ass #3, Marvel Universe’s Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #18, Uncanny X-Force #11, Wolverine #9, X-Men #5.
• Mythopolis #1: The official summary says “his book has been best described as The Godfather meets Aliens. Need we say more?” Yes, definitely, but I am intrigued.
• Hit List #1: A wealthy benefactor assembles a group of killers to murder the planet’s most heinous criminals.
• Sons of Anarchy #1: A daughter of an old member comes looking for help in this stand-alone series based on the hit show.
• Other releases: 3 Guns #2, A #4, Adventure Time: Candy Capers #3, Archer & Armstrong #13, Ballistic #2, Bionic Man #23, Chronos Commandos: Dawn Patrol #3, Dejah Thoris and the Green Men of Mars #6, Eternal Warrior #1, Executive Assistant Iris #5, Femforce #164, Genie the Genius #1, Grimm Fairy Tales #89, Grimm Fairy Tales: Wonderland #14, Grimm Fairy Tales: Zombies: Cursed #3, Grimm #5, Herobear and the Kid: Inheritance #2, Homecoming #4, It Came #2, Kings Watch #1, Knightinggail: Shadow Divisions #2, Knights of the Dinner Table #201, Liberator #3, Rachel Rising #19, Red Sonja #3, Robocop: Last Stand #2, Rogues #4, The Shadow #17, The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights #3, Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose #81, The Spider #14, Vampirella: Southern Gothic #2, Victorian Secret Agents #2, Watson and Holmes #3.
Trade Paperbacks and Hardcovers
• The Halloween Legion: The Great Goblin Invasion: A Skeleton, a Witch, a Ghost, and a Devil must protect the small town of Woodland against an alien invasion.
• B.P.R.D. 1948: Professor Bruttenholm, guardian of the young Hellboy, investigates the appearance of atomic monsters in Utah.
• Other releases: Best of Milligan and McCarthy, Blade of the Immortal Vol. 27: Mist Spider’s Web, Oreimo Vol. 4, Star Wars: Legacy Vol. 2.
• Wonder Woman Vol. 3: Iron: As Wonder Woman attempts to rescue Zola’s baby from Hermes, Orion of the New Gods arrives with his own agenda for the infant.
• Other releases: Green Arrow Vol. 3: Harrow, Wonder Woman Vol. 2: Guts (paperback).
• Kiss Greatest Hits Vol. 4, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Vol. 2.
• East of West Vol. 1: The Promise: Death of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse roams an Earth that veered off from our history after the Civil War. But why does he want the President dead? And what happened to the other three Horsemen?
• Other releases: Five Weapons: Making the Grade.
• Inhumans: Paul Jenkins and Jaw Lee’s acclaimed 1998 series brings Marvel’s weirdest realm as Attilan faces threats from the world and in the royal family.
• SHIELD by Steranko: Complete Collection: One of the greatest comic runs of all time, Jim Steranko’s SHIELD comics are collected in all their Nick Fury-starring, pop art-influencing glory.
• Superior Spider-Man Vol. 1: Doc Ock has taken over his body. Can Peter Parker fix this disaster before Ock’s body expires? (Spoiler: No.)
• Other releases: Avengers Arena Vol. 2: Game On, Avengers/Iron Man: First Sign, Essential Avengers Vol. 9, Indestructible Hulk Vol. 2: Gods and Monsters, Iron Man by Kurt Busiek and Sean Chen Omnibus, Ultimate Comics X-Men Vol. 2, Wolverine and the X-Men Vol. 6.
• Cyborg 009: Archaia reinvents the classic Japanese superhero team for modern and Western audiences in a deluxe hardcover.
• Hellraiser: The Dark Watch Vol. 1: Pinheads old and new must team up with someone new sits on the throne of hell.
• Society Is Nix: American Comic Strips 1895-1915: A treasure trove of forgotten, but wonderful comics from the earliest days of the medium.
• Other releases: 07 Ghost Vol. 6, Arata the Legend Vol. 15, Boxers, classics Illustrated Vol. 10: Murders at the Rue Morgue, Compulsory Freedom Collective, Crusade Vol. 1, Diesel Sweeties Vol. 1: I’m a Rocker I Rock Out, Disney Fairies Vol. 12: Lost Treasure, Endangered Weapon, Fanboys Vs. Zombies Vol. 3, Hayate the Combat Butler Vol. 22, His Favorite Vol. 5, Hypernaturals Vol. 2, Illustrated British Classics: King Solomon’s Mines, Little Fish: A Memoir, Luke Lucky Vols. 35-36, My Boyfriend Is a Vampire Collected Edition Vol. 5, RASL, Robocop, Saints, Scorpion Vol. 2: Devil in the Vatican, Sleeping Moon Vol. 2, Stitched Vol. 2, Street Fighter Classics Vol. 1: Hadoken, Street Fighter Origins: Akuma, Summit of Gods Vol. 2, Supurbia Vol. 2, Thorgal Vol. 2: Sun Sword, Universe of Liberatore, Ursa Minor, Wandering Son Vol. 5, Wayne Shelton Vol. 1: The Mission, X 3-in-1 Vol. 6, Young Miss Holmes Collection Vol. 3, Zero’s Familiar Omnibus Vol. 2.