August 10th Releases

Marvel Comics

Captain America #9
Our second arc continues to cut a brutal swath through all that Captain America holds sacred. In the wake of disaster, Cap begins his hunt for the enemy that has dogged his steps, who has taken more from him than anyone ever has! Creators Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting continue the ground-breaking work that some are calling the best Cap run ever!
Exiles #68
Fin Fang DOOM?!? Tragedy once again befalls the Exiles! While most of the team is on a world of giant monsters, a deadly threat stalks the crystal corridors of their trans-temporal headquarters. All this, and Red Ronin, too?
Gravity #3
Gravity versus Black Death: Round Two! This is Greg’s chance to prove to the super-hero community he has what it takes to be one of them. But has he bitten off more than he can chew? Find out in the latest installment of Marvel’s newest super hero saga!
House of M #5
The comic event of the decade continues. The Marvel Universe has indeed been rocked to its very core and more and more rebels join to rise up against what has happened. But can Spider-Man handle the truth about his life as it is and his life as it was? The fallout will shock you! Also, the rebels have gathered and are ready to fight! But who is behind the House?
Guest-starring EVERYONE!!!
Incredible Hulk #85
HOUSE OF M tie-in! The Hulk has taken control of Australia and entered into an alliance with the Human Resistance group known as AIM. Down Under has now become the destination for downtrodden humans hoping to escape the second-class citizenship of the outside world. But AIM has bigger plans than creating a refuge for the humans of the House of M – Will Bruce Banner approve… or will his allies suddenly find themselves facing off against Banner’s rampaging alter ego? Part 3 (of 4).

Marvel Nemesis: The Imperfects #4
With the help of Iron Man, Daredevil and Wolverine get closer to discovering who was behind the mysterious abductions just as Dr. Niles Van Roekel’s new savage army of super-powered beings is ready to test their limits against some of Marvel’s greatest heroes!
Mega Morphs #1
Some dangers are too big for even the Marvel Super Heroes–and that’s when they activate Tony Stark’s newest inventions: the Mega Morphs! Super-powerful high-tech transforming robots piloted by the unlikely team of New Avengers’ Spider-Man, Captain America, and Wolverine–along with Ghost Rider and the Hulk?! Join Eisner-nominated writer Sean McKeever and superstar-on-the-rise Lou Kang for four issues of furious fighting, based on the hot new line of toys from Toy Biz. Marvel’s heaviest heroes in giant-robot action? True Believer, this is the toy-tie-in comic other toy-tie-ins dream of being!
New Thunderbolts #11
HOUSE OF M tie-in
Something is desperately wrong with the HOUSE of M and only Private Genis-Vell, a member of the Titan/Kree Exploratory Council, can see it. Why does he keep having visions of people who wanted to hurt him… ? What happens when he realizes the only way to keep his mind from coming apart is for him to destroy an entire world?
New Warriors #3
On a lonely country road the New Warriors face what might be their greatest challenge yet… a flat tire?! Meanwhile, producer Ashley Brothers tries to convince a group of TV executives that people will actually tune in for the Warriors’ adventures! Prove Ashley right by joining us for our third issue, where we ask, “How many heroes does it take…?”
PLUS: See behind-the-scenes footage of The Warriors’ recruitment to the world of television!
Punisher #24
Frank Castle’s having a rough day: After taking two blasts to the chest from a sawed-off 12-gauge – courtesy of Nick Cavella’s lethal and not-so-lovely goon Teresa – he falls into the clutches of Agent O’Brien, a renegade spook who carries a major torch for the Punisher. Is love in the air? Part 6 (of 6).
Spider-Man: Breakout #5
The pulse-pounding conclusion to the miniseries tied directly to the New Avengers!
With the fate of four hundred defenseless families on the line, Spider-Man’s got a web full of trouble! Up against no less than eight escaped psychotic super-villains, will Spidey finally call in a little help from his new “Amazing” friends?
Toxin #5
Who would have thought that the son of Carnage could give Pat Mulligan his heart’s desire? After turning Pat’s life upside down, the alien symbiote Toxin is ready to give a little something back to its host body. But nothing in this world comes for free. So when Pat Mulligan strikes a deal with his personal devil… the whole of New York has to pay the consequences! This just might be the chance Razor-Fist has been waiting for…
Ultimate Fantastic Four #22
The story you never thought you’d see finds the fledgling F.F. on an alternate Earth pursued by the last people they’d expect! But, will they be able to reason with – Magneto?! Part 2 (of 3)
Ultimates Annual #1
If you thought The Ultimates were the only team S.H.I.E.L.D. was creating—you were wrong! Get ready for the next wave of super-soldiers designed to protect America’s vital interests. But is this all that Director Nick Fury is up to—or is there much more to this ultra-clandestine program? And can even S.H.I.E.L.D. keep all these super-people under control?
X-Men #174
A figure from the X-Men’s past has returned to the mansion seeking sanctuary within the walls of Xavier’s home. The guest, however, isn’t getting the warmest welcome. Could the X-Men really turn away this desperate mutant and will they be able to forgive themselves if they do? Part 4 (of 4)!
Young Avengers #7
Part 1 (of 2)
The newly reconfigured Young Avengers prepare to make their public debut, but first they have to face a threat more powerful than Kang the Conqueror, more dangerous than Mr. Hyde, and more cunning than the Masters of Evil: THEIR PARENTS. For these brand-new super heroes, fighting super-villains is child’s play compared to maintaining their alter egos!


Action Comics #830

Action Comics #830
A VILLAINS UNITED tie-in! The Society comes to Metropolis to offer the city protection — over Superman’s dead body!
Adam Strange: Planet Heist
Heroic adventurer Adam Strange was ready to abandon Earth and join his wife and daughter on his adopted homeworld of Rann forever, but the newly perfected Zeta-Beam that was to transport him there never came. Now he’s trapped on Earth, desperate with worry that something terrible may have happened to his world and his family.
Batman #643
Part 2 of the 4-issue crossover “War Crimes!” A long-lost nemesis of the Bat returns to exact revenge for a painful personal loss while someone poses as Batman in a public place! Plus, the return of the Joker!
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knights #194
Part 3 of the 5-part “Snow.” Batman’s surveillance team discovers the secret a corporation has kept that has transformed an ordinary research scientist into a mad menace to himself and all of Gotham!
Breach #8
The all-out battle between Breach and Talia’s Kobra forces reaches a climax! The battle draws the attention of Superman, who only wants to help, but Breach remembers their last encounter and the lives that were lost as a result!
Green Arrow #53
“Heading into the Light,” Part 2 of 4. Green Arrow and Black Lightning face off against the malevolent Mirror Master! But even as they contend with one of the Flash’s most fearsome foes, our heroes are left to wonder if someone much scarier is behind the latest Star City scourge!
Hawkman #43
This is it! The issue you’ve been waiting for is here, as the secret history of the Golden Eagle is revealed!
JLA #117
In Part 3 of the 5-part “Crisis of Conscience” Batman has left the JLA, to fight! The Secret Society of Super-Villains knows all of the secrets of the JLA, and their first target is Superman’s wife, Lois Lane! But after a fierce battle, will the heroes decide to mind-wipe the villains once again?
JSA Classified #2
The new series continues with a story shedding light on the origin of the mysterious Power Girl! On her way to Metropolis, Power Girl is confronted by three brave heroes from the far future. But the “reunion” is interrupted before it begins by the menace of Mordru! Meanwhile, a shocking new member of the Secret Society of Super-Villains is revealed.
Lex Luthor: Man of Steel #5 (of 5)
The startling conclusion of the 5-part miniseries! With all the pieces in place, Luthor sets his plan in motion to rid the Earth of the alien menace known as Superman. But what role does a loser like the Toyman play in the grand scheme of things? And if his plan fails, can Luthor rely on the one thing that’s kept him going: hope?
Nightwing #111
Dick Grayson’s gone undercover — maybe too far undercover! When the criminals whose trust he’s earned stab him in the back, the parts of his life that have been under wraps come to the surface. And why is Deathstroke, the man who knows way too much about Nightwing’s life, at the head of Dick’s crime world?
Outsiders #27
Batman and Katana guest-star in the explosive conclusion to “Tick Tock!” Batman and The Outsiders are together again as the sins of the past blast back, forcing the team into a confrontation with a deadly terror that is not what it seems.
The Rann / Thanagar War #4 (of 6)
The galaxy-shaking war reaches new heights in this miniseries springing out of COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS! As the greatest warriors in the universe battle, one of Thanagar’s greatest enemies stands revealed with conquest on his mind. Beware the destructive might of Onimar Synn!
Scooby-Doo #99
The Mystery Inc. gang has found a legendary sunken treasure! But disturbing this ancient civilization’s goods awakens its ancient uncivilized guardian! Also, mold is always a problem in old houses. When it comes to life, it’s more than a nuisance — it’s a disaster!
Seven Soldiers: Zatannna #3 (of 4)
Grant Morrison, Ryan Sook and Mick Gray continue a magical adventure of Zatanna! Zatanna and Misty travel with Ali Ka-Zoom to join forces with the Undying Don Vincenzo and face three Days of the Dead. The Sheeda Hordes have begun to reveal themselves prior to conquering the Earth, and Zatanna’s caught in the middle of a siege which could decide the fate of humanity! And there’s a terrible shock for Misty when the spider cavalry arrives!
Supergirl #0
A new printing of the amazing story by SUPERGIRL creative team Jeph Loeb, Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund originally presented in SUPERMAN/BATMAN #19.
Supergirl #1
Kara’s story begins with the same brand of high-flying adventure as she begins her whirlwind tour of the DCU! And the first hero she squares off against is Power Girl! Before this tale guest-starring the JSA is complete, secrets behind the origins of both will be revealed!
Villains United #4 (of 6)
It’s more hard livin’ and easy dyin’ as the miniseries spinning out of COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS intensifies! The renegade Six — the criminals who have refused to join the ever-increasing ranks of the villainous Society — are given an unlikely and potentially deadly mission: rescue one of the DCU’s most powerful heroes!
World’s Finest Archives
DC Comics proudly presents classic Silver Age material from WORLD’S FINEST #102-116 by two of the artists most associated with Batman and Superman! Guest stars include Batwoman and Lex Luthor, plus Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite team up!

Dark Horse Comics

Emily the Strange #1

Concrete Volume 1: Depths
Part man, part…rock? Over seven feet tall and weighing over a thousand pounds, he is known as Concrete but is in reality the mind of one Ronald Lithgow, trapped inside a shell of stone, a body that allows him to walk unaided on the ocean’s floor or survive the crush of a thousand tons of rubble in a collapsed mineshaft…but prevents him from feeling the touch of a human hand.
Usagi Yojimbo: Fathers and Sons
Master storyteller Stan Sakai opens this brand-new collection with a deadly ambush on the fugitive Lone Goat Assassin and his child, Gorogoro. Lone Goat is victorious, but wounded-and his son is too young to help. Unable to seek proper medical attention, Lone Goat collapses in an abandoned house. What he needs is a knowledgeable ronin, and soon! Elsewhere, Usagi is in a desperate search for his young companion, Jotaro, who has eluded murderous kidnappers. His is a panic that only rises out of fatherly love, though he has kept the secret of Jotaro’s parentage from the boy throughout their travels together. If they are able to continue on to Kitanoji Temple, will the rabbit samurai confess before they part ways? Featuring appearances by readers’ favorite characters-including the deadly Neko Ninja. Collecting issues #69-#75 of the ongoing series.
Blade of the Immortal #104
The return of Shira! With “Forsaken,” another one-shot episode, manga master Hiroaki Samura gives us a peek at what his most despicable character has been up to since the “Autumn Frost” storyline. Get ready to be seriously disturbed!
Emily the Strange #1: The Boring Issue
For more than ten years, pop culture cultists have revered and adored a mysterious, brooding thirteen-year-old girl named Emily the Strange. Nobody knows much about the young girl with a porcelain face and huge eyes framed by black bangs, and her ever-present brood of black cats only adds to the intrigue–but that hasn’t stopped a generation of rabid fans from letting Emily put her spell upon them. Now, for the first time ever, Emily fans will be welcomed into her dark and, well, strange world–a place where kitty friends talk, the ghosts of famous weirdos come out to play, reality is never quite what it seems, and– above all–a place where anyone who’s ever been considered a little “strange” themselves will be made to feel right at home.
Samurai: Heaven and Earth #4 (of 5)
The samurai Shiro has traveled thousands of miles and fought countless battles in pursuit of his kidnapped lover Yoshiko. Now, finally, he’s found her. She is imprisoned within fabulous Versailles as a plaything for France’s Sun King, Louis XIV! Neither palace walls nor the blades of the king’s Musketeers will keep Shiro from her side. But with a plot to assassinate the king afoot, will the lovers survive a reunion? The amazing artwork of Luke Ross brings Ron Marz’s story of adventure and intrigue to stunning life!
Star Wars: General Grievous #4 (of 4)
Flynn Kybo and his fellow Jedi invade Grievous’ stronghold on an occupied Ugnaut world while the general deals with the mass escape of his Padawan hostages.
Super Manga Blast! #54
Sunao joins the fray in a Seraphic Feather space showdown! Will the shy psychic’s mental abilities and shaky shooting skills be enough to help rescue Kei? The penulimate episode of Club 9 finds Haruo Hattori tying up loose ends in Tokyo and yearning for the life she left behind in rural Akita. Makoto Kobayashi’s What’s Michael? comic masterpiece explores themes of cat cohabitation, amusement parks, peanuts, and fame. A new, frenzied battle begins in Cannon God Exaxxion, as the Exaxxion home base is infiltrated for the first time by Riofaldian forces! In Shadow Star, Shiina is alone, unarmed, and hunted by Satomi’s malicious Shadow Dragon!

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