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ACTION COMICS #9
Plotter: CaptCleghorn
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Artist: José Luis García-López
“The Superman Challenge part 1: Whatever Happened to the Man of Steel?”
It starts out as a typical day for Superman. He prevents a car sized asteroid from smashing many of Earth’s communication satellites. He saves an island’s inhabitants in the Pacific by clogging up an erupting volcano. And to end his morning, he finds a missing idol to stop a war between two small African nations.
It’s a rare day when he can revert to his identity as reporter Clark Kent and have lunch with his paramour Lois Lane. But no one has heard of Superman in Metropolis. Clark and Lois are having lunch together, but this Clark is a farmboy from Metropolis, down to his calloused hands from a life of farming work. Now this world has superheroes and the presence of a new one, even one as pretentious as one called “Superman” is no big deal. Read Clark Kent’s interview of Superman.
And the “oh, yeah, different Earth” explanation scenario is disproven halfway through the story. Witness as the only character interested in Kal-El’s true story is the Hub City conspiracy theorist, the Question. Did we mention Lois Lane beat out the Question’s secret identity Vic Sage for the Pulitzer a few years ago? Rao bless shared universes.

Plotter: CaptCleghorn
Writer/Artist: Gene Luen Yang
Vigilante, starring Stuff, the Chinatown Kid in:
“Soldiers Eight and Nine, conclusion”
Back in 1946, Stuff and the costumed Wing How, partner of the Crimson Avenger, have found the criminal despot, the Hand. But even though the Seven Soldiers are off on other missions, our new duo are left to stop this dangerous evildoer by themselves. Can Stuff and his new partner Wing do it? You will have to read this to find out. (story continues in Detective #9)
40 PGS./ Rated T for Teen Readers...$3.99


AQUAMAN #1
Plot by EXCITER
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by JIM LEE
“GET WET”
The ocean covers more than 70% of our planet’s surface. Beneath the water, there are different worlds. Strange worlds. Often beautiful. Yet often dark. Often cold. Once, not so long ago, the myriad aquatic nations were held together by the Throne of Atlantis. Today, the oceans are ruled only by uncertainty, changing with the tides. Yet there is a prophecy, once spoken of by the legendary wizard Arion of Atlantis, that the Underwater could one day be reunified... by a totally wet ass mother$&@#er!
Fresh from saving the galaxy during the events of STARRO WARS, Arthur “Aquaman” Curry returns to his father’s Lighthouse in Amnesty Bay for a righteously rare opportunity to rest and recuperate - I bet you can guess how that’s going to work out, right?
When Arthur’s father screams “WE GOT CRABS!”, he rushes out to see scores of humanish crustaceans emerging from the Atlantic! They are representatives of the Brine, a seafloor people, and they didn’t come to fight... but to worship? How exactly did Aquaman become their so-called “soft-shell messiah”?
And although the Brine don’t want to fight, someone else does - a powerful hydrokinetic sorceress that wields water itself as a weapon and hails from the rebel Kingdom of Xebel. Will any survive... the watery wrath of Mera?!?
32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99

BAT-WING #16
Written By MALCOLM JONES
Art By DEXTER SOY
Plot By MARVELL2100
"WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS...FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE!"
Undercover agent Kia Okura is faced with a difficult choice: kill the two agents captured by Tasha al Ghul and Shadowlord to protect her cover or refuse and all three will die! Before she can make a decision, gunfire erupts in the remote warehouse! The vigilante Dawn has arrived on the scene and thrown everything into chaos as she wades thru dozens of hired guns. Tasha prepares to leave, telling Shadowlord to clean up this mess and not to contact her until he has restored order. He orders his men to take the guns while he deals with Dawn himself! As Shadowlord faces off against Dawn, Kia seizes the opportunity to take out a few goons and grab the weapons before they can disappear onto the streets. In the meantime, Shadowlord has managed to escape as Dawn turns her attention to the last member of the gang, Kia!
Meanwhile, David and Dakota continue their questioning of Cadmus' head Lena Killian. David remarks that her name is the same as that of a criminal gang called The Jackals he busted weeks ago. Lena confirms that yes, she her brother Victor that has involved himself in criminal behavior that she finds abhorrent but that she has not seen him in years. As both agents prepare to leave, Lena ask David would he like to escort her to a private fundraiser to help child soldiers. David agrees, getting a somewhat strange look from Dakota.
In New York City, agent Steve Trevor gives his report to his superiors at the Department of Extranormal Operations on his mission in the DRC. After reviewing the report, they give him new orders and tell him not to inform his partner Dakota Johnson. Head back to the DRC find out the identity of Bat-Wing and kill him! Next Issue: The Bachelorette or date night with Lena Killian! Will David get a rose?
32 PGS./Rated T+...$3.99

DEADLY HANDS OF CONNOR HAWKE #16
Plotter: MARVELL2100
Writer: JEFF LEMIRE
Artist: ANDREA SORRENTINO
THE ASSOCIATION OF ASSASSINATION: THE CHOSEN ONE!
They said the same thing about Anakin Skywalker. Didn't go so well.
Conner emerges from the temple to find his friends fighting dozens of ninja-assassins from the Left Hand Clan led by the dangerous Shiva. He jumps into the fray, taking down ninjas before coming face-to-face with Shiva. She senses something different about Connor, there is an aura about him. She orders her men to stop fighting and kneel before Connor, pledging their allegience! A stunned, Jax and Naomi look around andwonder what's going on. But Magus understands as he see the same aura that Shiva did. The mystical bear Tse Shun has told Connor about the history of The Guild and his destiny. Shiva tells him that The Left Hand Clan will serve him when he needs them most and quickly disappears with her warriors in the fallen snow.
Naomi checks to see if Connor is okay who is still shocked by what he has learned. But before he can deal with Richard Dragon and The Guild, he needs to find out what happened to his father! As they leave the temple and head back down the mountain, Magus is unusually quiet. Connor has learned a lot today but there are still secrets that must remain hidden from him. If Connor ever learned the truth about his father, it could doom them all and he would have to kill him! Next issue: Revenge of The Guild!
32 PGS./Rated T+...$3.99

DETECTIVE COMICS #9
Plotter: CaptCleghorn
Writer: Steve Englehart
Artist: Michael Kaluta
“Matches Malone, Crimefighter!?”
Wayne Enterprises’ VP in charge of International Government Relations, Mary Sue Parker, has been murdered. Obviously the Gotham City police investigate and realize that the main suspect in Bruce Wayne himself. Wayne had been critical of Parker’s disregard for many nations’ laws and more importantly Wayne has no alibi. Batman was busy at Parker’s time of death and only butler Alfred, who was publically seen elsewhere can’t provide an alibi for Wayne.
A fugitive and unable to utilize his usual connections, The Dark Knight is running out of options.. Does GC Police Commissioner Gordon know or even suspect Bruce is Batman? Who’s to say?
Instead, we see hired thug/arsonist/henchman “Matches” Malone make his way through the Criminal underground and various levels of Gotham’s elite.

Plotter: CaptCleghorn
Writer/Artist: Gene Luen Yang
Crimson Avenger, starring Wing in:
“Soldiers Eight and Nine, part one”
It’s 1946 and the heroic team the Seven Solders of Victory are missing. When Wing, partner and sidekick to the Crimson Avenger, discovers a plot by perennial team foe the Hand steps must be taken to thwart the villain. But the Soldiers are missing, possibly due to the Hand’s plot. Wing has no choice but to go through the Crimson’s files and find allies. All he can find is a sometime partner of another Soldier, the teenage Stuff, known as the Chinatown kid. Can two sidekicks stop a criminal mastermind when their seven partners couldn’t? The story starts here and continues in Action Comics #9 (now on sale).
40 PGS./ Rated T for Teen Readers...$3.99

THE FLASH #16
Plot by EXCITER
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Art by FRANK CHO
“IT’S KINDA LIKE ENCINO MAN WITH SWORDS”
The STARRO WARS have ended, thanks in large part to the incredible speed of the fastest man alive... but now, if he can, Barry Allen wants nothing more than to slow down for a moment and reconnect with the loved ones he nearly lost.
One problem: there’s a cursed barbarian from Earth’s prehistory hanging in his apartment! Is Barry fast enough to help Claw the Unconquered adapt to the modern world? Big Belly Burger, HBO Max, and political correctness might be too much for a guy used to wearing a loin cloth and carrying a five-foot broadsword. But crap! Iris’ BFF Stacy Connell becomes immediately smitten with the hunk-out-of-time and demands a double date... and Barry and Iris can’t explain the situation without revealing his secret identity! Hijinks ensue!
Flash Fact: 39% of people meet their significant other through mutual friends.
A bigger problem is that the modern clone of Claw, who hates to be called Clow but will heretofore be called that anyway, has gone rogue and is on the loose. The beneficiary of both training and DNA from Vandal Savage, he’s almost certain to stick that demonic fist somewhere it doesn’t belong...
Speaking of Vandal Savage, the immortal Illuminatus seethes in his secret hideout. A filthy animal named Grodd robbed him of the killing blow on Starro. This insult will not go unanswered. He’s elected to send a top asset, Barbara Minerva, to Africa in order to end the primate menace once and for all. It’s Grodd vs. Cheetah... to the death!
32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99

GREEN LANTERN #16
Plot by EXCITER
Written by MARK MILLAR
Art by JOE MADUREIRA
“POWERLESS”
Ring Battery... 0%.
The STARRO WARS have ended, but the cost of victory was high - especially for the Green Lantern Corps. Not only did they suffer high casualties, but their planetary base of operations, Oa, was devastated. Worse still, their Central Battery was destroyed... leaving the entire Corps with no way to recharge their rings. The remaining Guardians of the Universe estimate that building a new Battery, if even possible, will take years. But just because their rings don’t have power doesn’t mean the Corps is powerless...
Laser guns. Traditional spacecraft. Guts and grit. The Green Lanterns are going to continue their mission without rings. Is this suicide? John Stewart and Hal Jordan are about to find out as they board the G.L.C.S. Interceptor for their next assignment: execute a warrant for the arrest of Brawlark, a Khund criminal victimizing innocent refugees in Starro’s wake. But Brawlark is not only armed and extremely dangerous... he also plans to resist!
Meanwhile, Guy Gardner’s Red Lantern Corps is stronger than ever (though, unsurprisingly, pissed that Jordan left them). But while a Corps fueled by rage is super effective when there’s an enemy to fight, its not as good at rendering humanitarian aid. They $&@# stuff up, not build stuff up, you know? Guy’s gotta direct his people’s anger at a punchable target before they fall apart... and he’s found one: the corrupt yet duly-elected Prime Minister of Kalanor, Despero! This certainly won’t cause more problems than it solves...
32 PGs./Rated T+ …$2.99

LEGENDS OF THE MULTIVERSE #13
Plotted by Clark_Kent
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Kenneth Rocafort
"Do Cyborgs Dream of Electric Sheep?" Part 1
On Earth-4, John Henry helps Vicki set up her new command center. Vampire Batman may be gone, and the Justice Masters may be destroyed, but Vampire Superman is still out there...the survivors of Necropolis must be ready. Armed with Kryptonite stakes and solar-powered cannons, Vicki feels confident she can ward off any future attack from the moonlight-powered monster.
While Eradicator and Superboy tend to the Quantum Bridge that will take them home, Henshaw tries to rest. Though his cybernetic brain does not require sleep, his organic parts still need time to recuperate after a big battle. And though he feels better, the poison of Vampire Harley's bite still courses through him. As he drifts off to what we would call sleep, he dreams...
Across the galaxy, in a dark sector of space, Dominus awakens. Is Dominus linked to Henshaw? And if so, is Henshaw gathering the Objects of Power to keep them from Dominus, or is he leading Dominus straight to them?
24PG / Rated T+ / $2.99

OUTSIDERS #13
Written by BRIAN BENDIS
Plot by randomideaguy
Art by STEVE RUDE
"The Replacement"
With the recent defeat of Blockbuster, the Outsiders decide to take a rest day. Since they don't have a home base, this involves parking their bus for a picnic outside of Dakota City. But with uncertainties of Blackfire already raised, will it really do for her to start acting suspicious? Better yet, will the Outsiders realize that Inque has infiltrated their group?
32 PGs./Rated T...$3.99

THE QUESTION #16
Plotter: CaptCleghorn
Writer Mark Russell
Artist Bill Sienkiewicz
“Quo Vadis 4: When?”
Many secrets are out. Both Vicki Vale and Lee Travis know that Vic Sage is the Question. But one more surprise has yet to be exposed (Although reading Action and Detective this month will help you). Travis’s former identity as The Crimson, sometimes Crimson Avenger, has been exposed. This, along with Travis being born in 1900, leads to a very shaky team as Merry, Girl With a Googleplex of Gimmicks joins our trio.
And they will need Merry as the Hub City criminal element builds to open warfare to gain control over an amoral city and its less than admirable officials. We meet Hub City mayor Wesley Fermin, who has pulled off owing everybody for helping him before richer and more successful. Fermin has miraculously pulled off being important to enough people to stay alive.
32 PGS./ Rated M for Mature Readers...$3.99

RED X: SEASON TWO #3
Written by Marjorie Liu
Plot by H-E-D
Art by Declan Shalvey
Damian Wayne knows one this: Red X killed Dick Grayson.
Blüdhaven may have moved on without its first protector. but Robin hasn’t. Even after the Bat-family gave Cheyenne Freemont their blessing to take up the name Nightwing.
But Red X’s trail ran cold sixth months ago, after he killed Armando Guitez in Rio.
So when Red X is suddenly caught on camera robbing the Blüdhaven Museum of Modern Art, it catches Damian’s attention – and his suspicion.
A museum heists seems like a strange career turn for Red X.
As he arrives to investigate the museum, Robin thought he was prepared for surprises.
But he wasn’t prepared to see Dick Grayson, alive!
Meanwhile, Dick definitely wasn't prepared to be discovered like this.
Now Dick has to convince an uncharacteristically emotional Robin that he’s not a zombie, robot, shapeshifter, illusion, hallucination, alt-universe dopplegänger, etc, etc.
Then, he’ll have to explain why he let Damian think he was a murder victim for a year.
He’s not sure which will be harder to explain.
32 PGs./Rated T...$3.99

SENSATION COMICS #16
Written by Kieron Gillen
Plot by H-E-D
Art by Stephanie Hans
CIVIL WAR IN AMAZONIA
After a disastrous loss at Tarhuntassa, the side of peace is on the brink of defeat.
It was only thanks to Diana’s fortuitous arrival that Zealot and Troia were able to escape.
Just as all hope seems lost, María Mendoza and Berserker arrive with a captive Valkyrie.
It’s the perfect opportunity.
Diana comes up with a plan to end the Civil War once and for all.
It’ll take them straight into the heart of Ys – and face to face with Wuotan himself!
32 PGs./Rated T...$3.99

TEEN TITANS #6
Plotted by randomideaguy
Written by FELICIA HENDERSON
Art by FIONA STAPLES
FROM THE MOTHERLAND WITH LOVE - Part 2
The Titans meet Rocket Red and find an ally, as they agree to help him with a case of missing missiles. Together they investigate an abandoned Soviet era missile base, and find they are all accosted by the local robotic security, which still thinks it's 1989. Everyone has a chance to shine, but will Harper Row in particular show her stuff against this robotic menace?
32 PGS./ Rated T...$2.99



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