30 years ago the United States of America built a wall cutting it off from the world. Scott Snyder takes us beyond the wall to see what mysteries lie behind it. Dawn of X continues with two books this week, X-Force and the Hickman scribed New Mutants. Brian Michael Bendis brings together the greatest lineup of heroes in comic book history.
UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY #1
In this special over-sized first issue, readers will journey into the near future, and an unknown nation that was once the United States of America – a land that’s become shrouded in mystery after walling itself off from the rest of the world without explanation over thirty years ago. When a team seeking a cure for a global pandemic breaches U.S. borders, they quickly find themselves in a struggle to survive this strange and deadly lost continent!
Other Indie releases
MEET THE NEW CLASS OF BRAKEBILLS COLLEGE! Series creator Lev Grossman returns to BOOM! Studios for an all-new story in the world of The Magicians with Lilah Sturges and artist Pius Bak that features the first appearance of the next generation of heroes and villains! Long after Quentin Coldwater has graduated from Brakebills, Dean Fogg welcomes the first class in Brakebills history to include hedge magicians, who are known for being dangerous practitioners of unsanctioned magic. As these two student bodies clash to prove their superiority, everyone at Brakebills is forced to take a side – not realizing a new threat has targeted them all! But the reason for this change at Brakebills will rock them to their core – and shock longtime fans of The Magicians!
‘Sick Things.’ The ethnic genocide bioweapons have been released. People are dying in the streets… but there are worse things than death. Designer pandemics are colliding and mutating, pushing humanity to the edge of permanent darkness. One child holds the key to human survival or extinction, and everyone is hunting for her.
With the ultimate truth—and the ultimate goal—of the flesh-twisting disease revealed, nothing short of total annihilation can spare humanity from an ungodly fate. The Earth shakes. Humankind screams in horror. A call is made and a doomsday weapon is soon to be unleashed. Underground, the survivors of the American task force struggle to escape an unthinkable horror—but before they can emerge into the light, a terrible sacrifice must be made. And even that might not be enough to slake the hunger of the being that lurks below. The first story in the UNEARTH cycle from writers CULLEN BUNN (REGRESSION) and KYLE STRAHM (SPREAD) and artist BALDEMAR RIVAS comes to a close in a shocking fashion!
NEW MUTANTS #1
THE NEXT GENERATION CLAIMS THE FUTURE! The classic New Mutants (Sunspot, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Karma, Magik, and Cypher) get together with a few new friends (Chamber, Mondo) to seek out their missing member and share the good news… a mission that takes them into space alongside the Starjammers!
Other Marvel releases
THE COST OF THE FUTURE ISN’T CHEAP. X-Force is the CIA of the mutant world — one half intelligence branch, one half special ops. Beast, Jean Grey and Sage on one side, Wolverine, Kid Omega and Domino on the other. In a perfect world, there would be no need for an X-Force. We’re not there… yet.
ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: WEAPON PLUS #1
After one of the pilot missions of the sym-soldier program, Rex Strickland was given a highly classified mission by Nick Fury himself. Where exactly did the ancient symbiote know as the Grendel come from? Decades later, Carnage is on a rampage that will connect him to Knull the symbiote god and only Weapon H can stop him – by picking up where Rex left off!
FUTURE FIGHT FIRSTS: CRESCENT AND IO #1
THE ALL-NEW DUO FROM THE MARVEL FUTURE FIGHT MOBILE GAME STAR IN THEIR OWN ONE-SHOT! How did Dan Bi, a young girl from South Korea, first bring an ancient mystical bear spirit into the modern world? How did this unlikely duo become the evil-smashing team known as Crescent and Io? Also featuring MARVEL’S FUTURE AVENGERS in an all-new story!
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1
Welcome to the 31st century! Inspired by the acts of and lessons learned from the greatest heroes of all time, the Legion of Super-Heroes have gathered together to stop a galaxy from repeating its past mistakes. The greatest lineup of heroes in comic book history returns with new, fresh, and reader-friendly stories! Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis re-teams with master artist Ryan Sook (Action Comics) for one of the most ambitious mainstream comic books ever created! Why have the Legion of Super-Heroes broken the cardinal rule of the United Planets and inducted Jon Kent, a.k.a. Superboy, into the Legion? What are they hiding? And what does it have to do with Aquaman’s long-lost trident?
Other DC releases
“City of Bane” part eight! Batman and his allies wage war on the City of Bane, but an unexpected turn of events will send everyone reeling. Will there be another death in the family, or can the Dark Knight break Bane’s iron grip over Gotham City?
JUSTICE LEAGUE #35
This issue: Lex Luthor wins! Everything Lex has been working for over the past year and a half comes to fruition as he finally possesses the fully powered Totality and plans to bend Hypertime to his will. The Legion of Doom’s leader will defeat the Justice League once and for all and make his final pitch to serve at Perpetua’s side — and the Multiverse will never be the same!
GREEN LANTERN: BLACKSTARS #1
Who are the Blackstars? What are they? Answers will be revealed as the unstoppable Blackstars set their sights on the demons of Ysmault, Mongul…and a tiny, backwater planet called Earth. Paving the way for more exciting Green Lantern adventures in 2020, a dangerous new chapter of the Green Lantern mythology starts on November 6th. Following the catastrophic events of The Green Lantern #12 by Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp, scheduled to hit shelves October 2nd, 2019, no Green Lanterns can be found patrolling their space sectors…not a single power ring lights the darkness! What happens in the finale of Morrison and Sharp’s incredible year-long run is shrouded in mystery, but the Green Lantern Corps is no more! Scratch that—they never existed in the first place. What has Hal Jordan done?
Readers should be excited about this week about the new content, stories, and characters. If you are partial to Batman you have enjoyed the barrage of books in recent weeks, but you may find yourself craving something that’s not Batman. Hickman has returned X-Men to the greatness of the Claremont days. There is a lot of movement with creators happening right now. For some maybe it’s the end of their run, some are free agents who don’t know what’s next, and others are working with new publishers. Occasionally, change like this is how lighting strikes and lights the pages of comics on fire!
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