The kids are back for the final chapter, will we find out who killed Ben? Shazam! was infected by Batman Who Laughs, who else has been infected? Blade has formed a new team to fight the fights that no other Marvel team can take on!
DEAD END KIDS #3
It’s the end of the road and Murphy’s out for blood. Who lives? Who dies? And who killed Ben? It’s the final chapter of this unrelenting story about childhood, murder, and revenge as only series creators Frank Gogol, Nenad Cviticanin, and Sean Rinehart could tell it. And it won’t end how you think! Ringo award nominee Gogol has hinted this week that the road for the Dead End Kids may not be over just yet… expect to hear news soon from Source Point Press.
Update 9/25/19 – Dead End Kids #3 release date was delayed the new release date is 10/2/19
Other Indie releases
Bloodshot is back with a few new thrilling tricks up his sleeve! No amount of high-octane explosions can keep Bloodshot from completing his new mission. Who is the mysterious BLACK BAR, and what do they want with Bloodshot?
Boom! Studios is not giving much in terms of preview for the last issue in this series – The variant erotic cover for FAITHLESS will be completely bagged and not publicly previewed? ?due to sexually explicit material. Expect Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet to be back, this book has garnered a strong cult following. WARNING – This book is for adults only and contains sexually explicit material.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #98
“City at War,” Part 6. As power in New York City’s underworld is consolidated, the populace goes to the polls to potentially elect Baxter Stockman as Mayor. A devastating act will change the city forever, and Raphael must choose which side he’s on! A pivotal issue with major events that will change the course of TMNT history!
BATMAN / SUPERMAN #2
The Batman Who Laughs’ plot is bigger than either the Caped Crusader or the Man of Steel realized. Following a showdown with the devious killer’s first sentinel, a jacked-up, Dark Multiverse-infected Shazam!, the pair has to figure out who else has been targeted for similar transformations. Their first two guesses: someone very close to Batman and the one hero that would make failure nearly impossible—Superman himself!
Other DC releases
ACTION COMICS #1015
Breakout Wonder Comics hero Naomi makes her Metropolis debut as the teen hero looks to Superman to help her navigate her unexpected new role as a hero in the DC Universe. Hoping to answer the remain questions about her origin, lineage and greater purpose on Earth, Naomi not only gets the attention of the Man of Steel but also Gotham City’s Dark Knight Detective, as Batman takes an interest in her quick rise to prominence.
BATMAN: CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT #3
Batman salvages a groundbreaking clue from the wreckage of Wayne Manor and recruits Harley Quinn to confront The Joker for answers about the mystery of Gotham City’s foundations! Their investigation takes a dire turn in the darkest corners of Arkham, and Gordon’s life is in peril after a new commissioner is named. This is 1 of 2 DC Black Label books for this week.
“The road to hell is paved with good intentions. On that road, I saw a pale man, and he smiled at me…” Dr. Harleen Quinzel has discovered a revolutionary cure for the madness of Gotham City—she just needs to prove it actually works. But with the criminal justice and mental health establishments united against her, the brilliant young psychologist must take drastic measures to save Gotham from itself. Witness Harleen’s first steps on a doomed quest that will give birth to the legendary super-villain Harley Quinn in this stunning reimagining of Harley and The Joker’s twisted and tragic love affair by visionary storyteller Stjepan Šejic (AQUAMAN: UNDERWORLD, SUICIDE SQUAD, Sunstone).
NO COMPROMISE. NO MERCY. ALL-NEW, ONGOING SERIES! From the dark minds of rising stars, Tini Howard and Germán Peralta comes a tale of the underside of the Marvel Universe! A new threat is secretly taking over the planet — and the more people who know about it, the more powerful the threat becomes. Blade dealt with this threat once before and hoped to never have to again. He can’t bring the Avengers in on this — not just for their own safety, but for the safety of everyone on Earth. So he must recruit a team of heroes accustomed to darkness — a strikeforce. Blade, Angela, Spider-Woman, Wiccan, the Winter Soldier, Monica Rambeau, and Daimon Hellstrom join forces to fight the fights that no other Marvel team can take on!
Other Marvel releases
NEW MUTANTS: WAR CHILDREN #1
Don’t miss this momentous event as legendary creators CHRIS CLAREMONT and BILL SIENKIEWICZ reunite with Magik, Wolfsbane, Cannonball, Cypher, Mirage, Karma, and Sunspot to share this never before told story of the New Mutants’ past! When Warlock experiences a nightmare, he begins going haywire, and it’s up to his friends to save him! But as Warlock grows more frenzied, they should be worried about being able to save themselves…and doubly so when Magik’s inner demon, Darkchylde, threatens to break free! Also, a special guest appearance by none other than Kitty Pryde!
POWERS OF X #5
As Cerebro does as it was intended to do, Sinister does what Sinister does best and the future comes to an end.
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #30
ABSOLUTE CARNAGE TIE-IN! Spider-Man has been a huge part of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, but this is when his part gets REALLY crazy… Only Spider-Man stands between Carnage at his scariest ever and young Dylan Brock. There is so much more to it, but WE DO NOT WANT TO SPOIL IT! Also releasing this week is the tie-in ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: MILES MORALES #2.
If you are anything like me then you are looking forward to your weekly trips to the local comic shop. Likewise, you may be considering what titles are must-haves and which are read-only? That answer may be different for everyone depending on what type of collector you are, or what’s important to your collection. I’ve found that the best hobbies are never cheap!
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