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THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1
(W) Scott Snyder (A) Jock (CA) Greg Capullo
Left rattled by the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, Bruce Wayne must come face to face with the nightmares spawned from the Dark Multiverse. But even though evil devoured evil in the collapse of Challengers Mountain, the Dark Knight still has his doubts. He discovers that the Batman Who Laughs not only survived the fight with The Joker at the end of METAL, but now he is enacting a sinister plan across the Multiverse-something both terrifying and oddly familiar. But when Bruce Wayne realizes the only way to stop this madman is to kill him, he must consider violating the very rule Batman won't break...the same rule that created this insatiable villain-the Batman Who Laughs!
BATMAN DAMNED #2
(W) Brian Azzarello (A) Lee Bermejo (CA) Jim Lee
As Batman's descent into the madness of Gotham City's decadent underbelly continues, he must try to exorcise some of his demons...and who better to help than the Demon, Etrigan himself. And where there's demons, there's also a Deadman, a Spectre, an Enchantress and a host of other supernatural friends and foes-it's a veritable Grand Guignol!
STAR WARS AGE OF REPUBLIC DARTH MAUL #1
(W) Jody Houser (A) Luke Ross (CA) Paolo Rivera
RISE OF THE SITH!
A living weapon of rage and bloodthirst, DARTH MAUL has stayed in the shadows of CORUSCANT waiting for his chance to strike against the JEDI ORDER! However, since tasting his first blood, the SITH lord struggles to contain his desire for destruction and questions the wishes of his methodically plotting master. Could Maul have had another path in life, or was he always fated to follow a dark road? Guest-starring DARTH SIDIOUS!
FANTASTIC FOUR WEDDING SPECIAL #1
(W) Gail Simone & Various (A) Laura Braga & Various (CA) Carlos Pacheco
Come and celebrate the impending nuptials of the Thing and Alicia Masters with a Ladies Night Out as only the First Family of Comics can do it! Guest-starring She-Hulk, Medusa, Crystal and more, it's the bachelorette party Alicia never expected-and one whose ribaldry will be interrupted by the arrival of a Surprise Super Villain! (And no, we don't mean Johnny Storm!) Meanwhile, the Thing has an unexpected meeting with his future father-in-law, the Puppet Master! Plus, Hembeck! The Fantastic Four family tree! And more! R.S.V.P. at your local comics retailer this December, and don't forget to kiss the bride!
UNCANNY X-MEN #5
(W) Ed Brisson & Various (A) R. B. Silva (CA) Elizabeth Torque
X-MEN DISASSEMBLED CONTINUES!
Just when things didn't look like they could get worse... The ride of the Four Horsemen of Salvation? The coming of X-Man? And...a return to the AGE OF APOCALYPSE? The weekly epic that threatens to leave the X-Men in tatters rolls on toward its explosive conclusion!
DUCK TALES #15
(W) Steve Behling (A) Gianfranco Florio (CA) Marco Ghiglione
Join us for a special two-part tale of mystery, mayhem, and technological terror as we present "The Greatest Invention He's Never Had" Parts 1 and 2! It's 20 pulse-pounding pages of action and suspense as Scrooge and company must deal with one of Gyro Gearloose's unstable inventions after things (unsurprisingly) get out of hand!
DISNEY COMICS AND STORIES #2
(W) Stefano Ambrosio & Various (A) Claudio Sciarrone, Vicar (CA) Paolo Campinoti, Marco Colletti
Stefano Ambrosio, Per Wiking, and Tom Anderson (w) o Claudio Sciarrone and Vicar (a) o Paolo Campinoti and Marco Colletti (c)
Two new stories for U.S. readers make the second issue of this new series a must-read! First up, Mickey, Donald, and Goofy encounter some "Lonesome Ghosts" in a spooky story just in time for the holidays. In "Sports Photographer," Donald gets a job taking photos at sports events-with predictably hilarious results!
The second issue featuring brand-new content for U.S. audiences with fresh and modern translations!
Two classic stories for fans of all ages!
Brand-new cover from artist Paolo Campinoti!
Continuing the Walt Disney's Comics and Stories legacy numbering with #745!
MICKEY AND DONALD CHRISTMAS PARADE #4
(W/A) Andrea Castellan & Various (CA) Ulrich Schroeder, Daan Jippes
In "The Coat of Many Dollars," Mickey finds an enchanted frock that magically mints money-and Peg-Leg Pete wants his dirty rotten share! Then, in "Claus in the Contract," Donald's out to make Scrooge give to charity or die trying... Jump in for a tinsel-trimmed collection of new and vintage greats!
Andrea "Casty" Castellan is back with a masterful modern Mickey holiday adventure!
Dutch Disney comedy legend Bas Heymans brings us Donald and Scrooge McDuck at their most festive...and ferocious!
MINIONS VIVA LE BOSS #2
(W) Stephane Lapuss (A/CA) Renaud Collin
The Minions continue their hilarious adventures through history, searching for the evilest boss they can! The breakout mascots of Despicable Me (and their own movie, Minions) return in this new collection of comic capers.
"Young fans are likely to laugh out loud... Get in touch with your inner 8-year-old - the one with the Minions-style curiosity and sense of mischief!"
MY LITTLE PONY NIGHTMARE KNIGHTS #3
(W) Jeremy Whitley (A/CA) Tony Fleecs
The heist begins! As Luna's band of misfits infiltrates Eris' Palace and Casino, they are faced with challenges that will test each member's resolve. Will they complete their mission, or will they turn on each other first?!
ARCHIE CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W/A) Various (CA) Dan Parent
Have a holly, jolly Christmas in this spectacular featuring some of Archie's most merry stories!
ADVENTURE TIME SEASON 11 #3
(W) Sonny Liew, Ted Anderson (A) Marina Julia (CA) Jorge Corona
Finn and Jake learn that there is a reason that the three henchmen are so determined to find "precious" objects for Marceline, and it's not anything good. Hunson Abadeer makes a show!
THE EMPTY MAN #2
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Jesus Hervas (CA) Vanesa R. Del Rey
The Kerry family is being torn apart over their mother's terrible illness, the deadly Empty Man disease. But when a stranger approaches, promising a cure, they must face how far they are willing to go.
SMOOTH CRIMINALS #2
(W) Kurt Lustgarten, Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith (A) Leisha Riddel (CA) Audrey Mok
When Brenda, hacker extraordinaire, accidentally awakens an international jewel thief from the 1969s, she wasn't expecting to get a new friend. And she might have been right. What she found instead is something better-a partner in crime. And Mia already has a target in mind.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Ryan Ottley
• J. JONAH JAMESON has a new job as a shock jock, but is the world ready for a pro-Spider-Man JJJ?
• More importantly, is Spider-Man ready? His post-secret-identity relationship with Jonah was already complicated, but this very public embrace may put him over the edge!
• Spidey's definitely not ready for the Enforcers to come at him harder than ever!
PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #313
(W) Sean Ryan (A) Juan Frigeri (CA) Philip Tan
A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE-IN!
• It's the end of the road for Peter Parker.
• Morlun has returned and Peter's only ally, J. Jonah Jameson, is doing his best...but can it possibly be enough?
(W) Priest (A) Paulo Siqueira (CA) Shane Davis
A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE-IN!
• Spider-Force is falling, one member at a time.
• The Inheritor Verna will stop at nothing to get the Solus Crystal to bring her father back to life-and killing all of Spider-Force would be icing on the cake.
• Will Jessica sacrifice everything to save the Multiverse?
(W) Jody Houser (A) Genolet, Andres (CA) Yasmine Putri
A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE-IN!
• The Spider-Girls have found a way to turn the tide of Spider-Geddon!
• First they'll need to fight past Inheritors Brix and Bora to rejoin the Spider-Army!
• Then will the cure be worse for the Web of Life and Destiny than the Inheritors' disease?
SPIDER-GWEN GHOST SPIDER #3
(W) Seanan McGuire (A) Rosi Kampe (CA) Bengal
A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE-IN!
• As SPIDER-GEDDON rages on, Gwen Stacy of Earth-65 comes face-to-face with one of her deadliest opponents yet...THE GWEN GOBLIN!
• Presented with yet another world that's lost a Gwen Stacy, Gwen-65 can't help but wonder if she's destined for doom and what that might mean for her family...
STAR WARS HAN SOLO IMPERIAL CADET #2
(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Leonard Kirk (CA) David Nakayama
THE HUNTER AND THE HUNTED!
• After spending a night in the brig, HAN SOLO is given one last shot at flight school...
• Will Han be top gun, or will he crash and burn?
• Crash and burn if one of his top competitors gets his way! This mysterious rival is ripped from the pages of CLASSIC STAR WARS COMICS!
WEAPON X #27
(W) Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (A) Luca Pizzari & Various (CA) Rahzzah
WEAPONS OF SELF-DESTRUCTION!
• Two roads diverged in a blood-soaked wood. For a time, Sabretooth took the one less traveled. In this issue, he pays for it.
• Everything changes here.
(W) Mariko Tamaki (A) Diego Olortegui (CA) Ashley Witter
AN ALL-NEW ARC BEGINS
A series of gruesome murders. A killer who disappears without a trace. Laura and Gabby are on the hunt. But when Laura comes face-to-face with the mysterious X-Assassin, nothing is as it seems...
WILLIAM GIBSON ALIEN 3 #2
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Johnnie Christmas, William Gibson (A) Johnnie Christmas, Tamra Bonvillain (CA) Johnnie Christmas
This is the official adaptation of the original screenplay for Alien 3, written by William Gibson, the award-winning science fiction author of the cyberpunk cult classic Neuromancer. You'll see familiar characters and places-but not all is the same in this horrifying Cold War thriller!
With the Sulaco containing more than meets the eye, the U.P.P. team looks to find out what happened to Ripley, Bishop, and company. At the same time, the group on the Rodina have discovered that one of their own-Kurtz-may be infected on Anchorpoint, and uses the captured Bishop as a ransoming piece for Kurtz's return, who the Rodina crew view as a potential weapon.
o Adaptation and art by Johnnie Christmas-co-creator of Margaret Atwood's Angel Catbird and creator of Image Comics' Firebug.
GODDESS MODE #1
(W) Zoe Quinn (A/CA) Robbi Rodriguez
Don't miss the start of a new series by Hugo Award nominee Zoë Quinn and Spider-Gwen co-creator Robbi Rodriguez!
In a near future where humanity's needs are provided for by a godlike A.I., it's one young woman's horrible job to do tech support on it. But Cassandra Price's life changes forever when she discovers a hidden digital world beneath our own, one where a group of super-powered women are locked in a secret war for the cheat codes to reality.
BLACK HAMMER CTHU-LOUISE
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Emi Lenox
From the pages of Sherlock Frankenstein comes this horrific tale of Lovecraftian teenage angst.
Spawned by the emissary of a Cthulhu god, Cthu-Louise struggles and is teased at school due to her monstrous appearance. Finally fed up with the bullying and abuse, she decides she will do anything to make herself "normal."
o Emi Lenox's return to the Black Hammer World!
o Ties directly into the Eisner-Award winning Black Hammer comic books series and is written by Jeff Lemire.
SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE 2 #1
(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Will Robson (CA) Todd McFarlane
SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE is back in this four-part miniseries! MORE CUTENESS, MORE KILLING, MORE ISSUES!
(W) Rafael Albuquerque, Rafael Scavone (A/CA) Rafael Albuquerque
Rome's most feared crime boss has Hit-Girl in her sights, and will stop at nothing to kill Mindy and seize the stolen relic for her own.
(W) Joe Henderson (A/CA) Lee Garbett
"HERE THERE BE DRAGONFLIES," Part Four
So... those Farmers who helped save Willa? Yeah, they may have some really bad stuff planned. Willa needs to choose whose side she's on as she tries to fulfill her father's dream-returning gravity to what it was!
DEFENDERS DR. STRANGE #1
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Greg Smallwood (CA) Ron Garney
"THE BEST DEFENSE" PART THREE!
• In a desolate, barren landscape, the Master of the Mystic Arts fights what may well prove to be his final battle-alone, unaided, friendless...
• Except...what's in that bag that Stephen Strange is carrying with him?
MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #1
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Javi Garron (CA) Brian Stelfreeze
Balancing his normal life, school, parents, etc...and super-heroing has never been easy, but when the Rhino and a cadre of mysterious criminals start plaguing Brooklyn, things take a dark turn. And Miles doesn't even know the half of it yet. Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT) and Young Gun Javier Garrón (ANT-MAN & THE WASP) bring you the latest incarnation of the coolest character in the Marvel Universe!
DEFENDERS SILVER SURFER #1
(W/A) Jason Latour (CA) Ron Garney
"THE BEST DEFENSE" PART FOUR!
• Shall not the Judge of All the Earths do right?
• Norrin Radd is not so certain.
• But it falls to him who is the Silver Surfer to decide which planets will live...and which will feed the unending hunger of the world-devouring Galactus!
• A single honest person can tip the balance...if only the Surfer can find one in time!
• And the Train rolls on...
ELECTRIC WARRIORS #2
(W) Steve Orlando (A/CA) Travel Foreman
The Planet Covenant is live! Warrior representatives from across the known galaxies have gathered to wage battle and prove their cosmic superiority. Representing the humans of Earth is War Cry, who enters into his first gladiatorial match with all the ego and bluster we can expect from Earthlings. But will it be enough to stop the lava-spewing champion of Saturn? Alliances are formed in and out of the arena, as each fighter starts to establish their rank. War Cry thinks he has found a friend in an empathic healer from distant Vrang, but he can't help but think his only true friend may be the oceanic Deep Dweller, his rival from Earth. And of course, what no one yet knows is what the ruling powers are after. It can't just be watching species from around the cosmos tearing each other apart...can it?
THE FLASH #60
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona (CA) Jordi Tarragona, Rafael Sandoval
Barry puts his fleet feet in his mouth against the next Force wielder he meets! Introducing the new Strength Force user, Powerhouse: she's a young rebel using her powers to fight the corrupt police state in Corto Maltese. When Barry learns that she wants to use her super-strength to overthrow the government, he tries to intervene-and ends up tripping into a melee with the new hero instead.
HOUSE OF WHISPERS #4
(W) Nalo Hopkinson (A) Dominike "Domo" Stanton (CA) Sean Andrew Murray
The mysterious infection doctors are calling "Cotard's Delusion" spreads, trapping countless souls in the Dreaming and leaving their physical bodies yearning for death. To handle her own case of the disease, Latoya decides to go on risky adventures, believing she'll feel alive the closer she gets to death, while her girlfriend Maggie tries to find a true cure. Meanwhile, in the Dreaming, Erzulie Dantor calls her war council of Shakpana, Turtle and Uncle Monday to find a way to take her sister-self's bayou and boat back to their realm. Shakpana, however, seems to be more interested in making his way back to the Waking World...
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis
It's the moment you never thought you'd see-Superman must team with General Zod to defeat Rogol Zaar or risk banishment for all three in the cold prison of the Phantom Zone forever. Whatever you do, do not skip to the last page-the end of this issue changes the lives of Superman and his family forever as the Unity Saga continues!
WONDER WOMAN #60
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Cary Nord, Mick Gray (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
It's a standoff of mythological proportions when Wonder Woman combats the resurrected God of War, Ares! While trying to stop a war, Wonder Woman appeals to Ares to intervene with her, but he thinks the two parties should fight it out and resolve it themselves. Guess dying and coming back didn't do much to soften Ares' M.O. Meanwhile, Steve Trevor's been kidnapped and confronts his captor: the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, who's extremely pissed. Let's see Steve schmooze his way out of this one!
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #2
(W) John Jackson Miller (A) Daniel HDR (CA) Marco Rudy
The Galactica's struggle is lonely no more, its fleet now joined now by humanity's new allies, the Okaati. But even as Captain Apollo wonders whether it was right to seek safety in numbers, the Comitat and the Cylons have been meeting - and plotting! New York Times bestselling author and comics writer JOHN JACKSON MILLER (Star Wars, Star Trek, Halo) and Daniel HDR (Red Sonja, Superman) continue their miniseries timed for Battlestar Galactica's 40th anniversary year!
DETECTIVE COMICS #994
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A/CA) Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza
Batman's strangest case begins as the new creative team of writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Doug Mahnke take over DETECTIVE COMICS!
Commissioner Gordon calls in the Dark Knight Detective when there's a murder at the Gotham City Aquarium-staged to look exactly like Thomas and Martha Wayne's crime scene, right down to the Playbill and pearls. How does this bizarre homicide tie into the shadowy monster that attacks Dr. Leslie Thompkins? This creature looks to wage a war on Batman-and it's using Joker Gas to do it!