Welcome back to the Villains’ Month edition of CynicNerd’s Comic Cravings, where everything is more evil! Ready for round 2 of the Villains’ Month books from DC Comics? Or are you on an epic space trip with Marvel’s Infinity? What’s going on over at IDW, Dark Horse, Zenoscope, Image, and more?! Check out TFAW for the latest titles, popular back-books, preorders and more!
Featured Book of the Week:
Locke & Key Alpha #1 (of 2): IDW Publishing: ”Omega and Alpha,” part 1. In the second-to-the-last issue of Locke & Key, the damned and the saved alike will make their final stand in the Drowning Cave, in a clash of blood and fire. The shadows have never been darker and the end has never been closer. Turn the key and open the last door; it’s time to say goodbye.
Action Comics #23.2 Zod: DC Comics: General Zod storms into The New 52! Witness the origin of this genocidal maniac, and learn how far he will go to destroy those who oppose him!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Nine #25: Dark Horse Comics: Buffy can’t ever just be a vampire Slayer, can she? Always, the world seems to want more, and as the lives of her loved ones are threatened, Buffy shows why she is the Chosen One. Whatever is thrust upon her, she can handle it! Er . . . sometimes with a little help from her friends.
Captain America #11: Marvel Comics: LOOSE NUKE PART 1. A man further out of time! Captain America returns home to deal with the repercussions of his time in Dimension Z. Someone has set Nuke loose in a foreign nation and he’s on a rampage. Who is The Iron Nail?
Detective Comics #23.2 Harley Quinn: DC Comics: If Dr. Harleen Quinzel wasn’t crazy when she fell for The Joker at Arkham Asylum, she sure was messed up afterwards! Find out more from Harley’s time with her beloved Mr. J. and see what got her into so much trouble that she was “recruited” for the Suicide Squad!
Earth 2 #15.2 Solomon Grundy: DC Comics: Grundy hates green. He hates life, and he hates Green Lantern most of all! So what made Grundy this way? Find out in the secret origin of Solomon Grundy!
Flash #23.2 Reverse Flash: DC Comics: Discover the untold origin of Reverse-Flash! Who is he, and what is his relationship to Barry Allen? Secrets are revealed and questions answered as we race through the history of Reverse-Flash right through to Forever Evil!
Frank Miller Robocop Last Stand <#2 of 8>: Boom! Studios: ROBOCOP’S LAST STAND, AS FRANK MILLER INTENDED. Robocop must defend the people of Detroit as a fighter for justice and a symbol for resistance. But will that be enough to prevent its hostile takeover and destruction? With the help of his newfound, beautiful and mysterious ally, Marie, he may have a chance.
Hit List <#1 of 5>: Zenoscope Entertainment: Are we ever truly safe from evil? What if you had the means to play God, choosing who lives and dies? Threats exist all around us and the lives of so many have been ruined by others evil deeds. Now one man will seek vengeance for all those who share in his pain. When a group of professional killers is brought together in order to take out a crew of gangsters, what starts as a seemingly good plan spirals into something more threatening and deadly than anyone saw coming. A brand new action, thriller series from the creators of Grimm Fairy Tales and the Se7en comics HITS stores this fall!
Justice League #23.2 Lobo: DC Comics: Deep in the dark corridors of space lives a black-hearted being of unimaginable power. He’s witnessed horrors beyond description and committed unparalleled evils. In all of history, no being has ever been capable of as much chaos and terror as this lone individual. This is the story of the man called Lobo. He’s coming. And he’s bringing all of hell with him.
Kick-ass 3 <#3 of 8>: Marvel Comics: What’s a tween girl assassin to do once she’s locked up? Start running all the gangs in the joint, of course! After the surviving the brutal pecking order of middle school, Hit-Girl finds jail just might be a little more up her alley. Meanwhile, Kick-Ass starts learning there’s more to life than just superhero work.
Mars Attacks Judge Dredd <#1 of 4>: IDW Publishing: The Martian mayhem overtakes Mega-City One! During the annual meeting of the Mega-City Mafia, a new boss makes a play for power thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Meanwhile, Judge Dredd conducts a routine bust that turns out all but routine when he makes a shocking (and disgusting) discovery!
Mighty Avengers #1: Marvel Comics: INFINITY TIE-IN! New ongoing series! FROM THE BATTLEFIELDS OF INFINITY COMES THE MIGHTY AVENGERS! The Avengers are light-years away in space, contending with the Builders! Thanos’ marauders ransack the Earth, doing as they please! Who will stand in defense of mankind? Luke Cage! The Superior Spider-Man! Spectrum! The White Tiger! Power Man! And a mysterious figure in an ill-fitting Spider-Man Halloween costume! These unlikely heroes must assemble when no one else can-against the unrelenting attack of Proxima Midnight!
Other Dead <#1 of 5>: IDW Publishing: The world’s first Zombie Animal epic is here! A deadly hurricane threatens New Orleans just as a frightening and mysterious outbreak hits the animal kingdom! Join all-star creators Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Joshua Ortega (Gears of War), and Digger T. Mesch (Agent 88) for the beginning of this year’s most anticipated new horror series! With art by rising star Qing Ping Mui, The Other Dead is destined to be the most talked-about zombie book since The Walking Dead!
Star Wars #9: Dark Horse Comics: On her own, out in the wide galaxy, while her friends struggle to escape the Empire and evade bounty hunters, Princess Leia steers her X-wing toward the heart of all her grief-a place she longs for, but should probably never revisit: the shattered ruins of her homeworld of Alderaan.
Superman #23.2 Brainiac: DC Comics: Brainiac was the first adversary Superman fought on Earth, but where did he come from? A lineage that spans the universe holds many secrets when we ask, “Who is Brainiac?”
Walking Dead #114: Dark Horse Comics: What would Jesus do?