Batman fights to survive the War of Jokes and Riddles. Captain America is still the bad guy in Secret Empire #6. The X-Men astonish in Astonishing X-Men #1. Get your first look at Disney’s new Duck Tales and more in this week’s comic spotlight.
DC: THE WAR OF THE JOKES AND RIDDLES” part three! The war has spread to every corner of Gotham City, and while Batman battles back the forces of Joker and Riddler, an unlikely criminal becomes the pivotal key to its potential resolution… but it could cost him everything.
AREA 52: I’ll admit it. I wasn’t sold after Tom King’s first Batman story arc when Rebirth launched about a year ago. But everything since then – Batman’s assault on Santa Priscsa, Bane’s return to Gotham, and of course everything involving Catwoman – has been nothing short of amazing. And now we have The War of Jokes and Riddles, a flashback to what Batman considers his greatest failure. In this issue, (SPOILER!) look for a surprise origin story of one of Batman’s greatest foes.
MARVEL: ONLY THE X-MEN CAN SAVE US! An ancient evil is attacking the world’s most powerful minds. It will have them by the time you finish this sentence, and a moment later, it will have us all. A band of X-MEN discovers the truth behind the threat, but there is no time left. PSYLOCKE, OLD MAN LOGAN, BISHOP, ARCHANGEL, FANTOMEX, ROGUE and GAMBIT will attempt to save a world that hates and fears them. Why? BECAUSE THEY ARE THE X-MEN. From blockbuster writer CHARLES SOULE and joined by a roster of superstar artists beginning with JIM CHEUNG. ASTONISHING X-MEN. It’s the X-book you need.
IDW: DuckTales (woo-hoo) returns! Featuring beloved characters like Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck, and Huey, Dewey, and Louie, this new #0 issue is the perfect jumping-on point for fans old and new in anticipation of the brand-new Disney XD TV series coming Summer 2017! Experience the wackiest, quackiest hijinks in two brand (Duck) Tales!
AREA 52: New or old, you know you love this theme song.
IMAGE: “THE END OF ALL THINGS,” Part Six
Face to face with Thragg and his new Viltrumite army, Mark and his allies must fight to survive while the fate of the whole universe hangs in the balance!
AREA 52: Invincible is (and has been) one of the best superhero comics on the shelf for years. The other guys may be famous for their superheroes (and rightfully so), but nothing the big two are producing right now has been as consistently good or as long-lasting as Invincible.
MARVEL: The unworthy, the untrusted, the unstable – this is their day! BEWARE THE SECRET EMPIRE!
DC: “HARD TRAVELING HERO” part two! Oliver Queen is a pillar of morality. A champion of ethics. The essence of truth. Or at least he thought so. The self-described people’s hero Green Arrow crosses paths with the Justice League’s real paragon of virtue, Wonder Woman, when his cross-country fight against the Ninth Circle puts both heroes’ muscle and mettle to the ultimate test.
IMAGE: America, 2020. Three young hackers with nothing to lose. A secretive scientist with a plan. One final job.
What happens when you’re poor, angry, and get superpowers you never asked for? Skins + Unbreakable = GENERATION GONE, sort of- if you also include multiple trips to the sun, weird black goo, a breakup fight inside a nuclear factory, love, hate, anger, loss…and survival. GENERATION GONE is for every kid struggling out there. It’s about what it means to be young in the USA, 2017.
AREA 52: I have no idea what this is, but the preview looks outright insane. Definitely one to give a shot if you’re into computer-hacker hippie counter-culture stuff. I think.
And here are the rest of the weekly new releases!
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