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(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Rafael Albuquerque

America is broken. Trust between the government and the American public has crumbled. Paranoia reigns supreme. It’s 1976, and this is the concluding chapter of the Eisner Award-winning American Vampire!

Skinner Sweet has exhausted all efforts to regain his lost immortality. With his powers and purpose gone, he is now determined to go out with a bang. At a seedy motorcycle rally in the desert where he’s closer than ever to his death wish, Pearl Jones and a shocking partner tracks him down for one last, desperate mission: The force known as the Gray Trader and its minions are tunneling through the bowels of the world to unleash hell on Earth—just in time for America’s bicentennial. With catastrophe looming, it’s up to Skinner and Pearl to reconcile and change the course of history—or die trying.

The series that launched the careers of superstars Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque returns for nine final issues and the closing chapter of the legacy of American Vampire.

Retail: $3.99/ FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 9/13/2020

 
(W) Scott Snyder (A) Rafael Albuquerque (CA) Dustin Nguyen

America is broken. Trust between the government and the American public has crumbled. Paranoia reigns supreme. It’s 1976, and this is the concluding chapter of the Eisner Award-winning American Vampire!

Skinner Sweet has exhausted all efforts to regain his lost immortality. With his powers and purpose gone, he is now determined to go out with a bang. At a seedy motorcycle rally in the desert where he’s closer than ever to his death wish, Pearl Jones and a shocking partner tracks him down for one last, desperate mission: The force known as the Gray Trader and its minions are tunneling through the bowels of the world to unleash hell on Earth—just in time for America’s bicentennial. With catastrophe looming, it’s up to Skinner and Pearl to reconcile and change the course of history—or die trying.

The series that launched the careers of superstars Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque returns for nine final issues and the closing chapter of the legacy of American Vampire.

Retail: $3.99/ FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/6/2020
 
(W) Scott Snyder (A) Rafael Albuquerque 

America is broken. Trust between the government and the American public has crumbled. Paranoia reigns supreme. It’s 1976, and this is the concluding chapter of the Eisner Award-winning American Vampire!

Skinner Sweet has exhausted all efforts to regain his lost immortality. With his powers and purpose gone, he is now determined to go out with a bang. At a seedy motorcycle rally in the desert where he’s closer than ever to his death wish, Pearl Jones and a shocking partner tracks him down for one last, desperate mission: The force known as the Gray Trader and its minions are tunneling through the bowels of the world to unleash hell on Earth—just in time for America’s bicentennial. With catastrophe looming, it’s up to Skinner and Pearl to reconcile and change the course of history—or die trying.

The series that launched the careers of superstars Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque returns for nine final issues and the closing chapter of the legacy of American Vampire.

Retail: $3.99/ FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/6/2020
 
(W) James Tynion IV (A) Jorge Jimenez, Various (CA) Francesco Mattina

“The Joker War” comes to a city-shattering conclusion as Batman battles The Joker in a brutal, no-holds-barred duel! This is a fight 80 years in the making, and its outcome won’t just change Batman’s life—it will change Gotham City for years to come! Plus, catch the first glimpse of the new villain known as Ghost-Maker! And after the senses-shattering conclusion of “The Joker War” come a pair of short stories that will chart what’s to come in Gotham City and Batman. Don’t miss the first showdown between Batman and Clownhunter!

Retail: $6.99/ FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/6/2020
 
(W) James Tynion IV (A) Jorge Jimenez, Various (CA) Francesco Mattina

“The Joker War” comes to a city-shattering conclusion as Batman battles The Joker in a brutal, no-holds-barred duel! This is a fight 80 years in the making, and its outcome won’t just change Batman’s life—it will change Gotham City for years to come! Plus, catch the first glimpse of the new villain known as Ghost-Maker! And after the senses-shattering conclusion of “The Joker War” come a pair of short stories that will chart what’s to come in Gotham City and Batman. Don’t miss the first showdown between Batman and Clownhunter!

Retail: $7.99/ FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/6/2020
 
(W) James Tynion IV (A) Jorge Jimenez, Various

“The Joker War” comes to a city-shattering conclusion as Batman battles The Joker in a brutal, no-holds-barred duel! This is a fight 80 years in the making, and its outcome won’t just change Batman’s life—it will change Gotham City for years to come! Plus, catch the first glimpse of the new villain known as Ghost-Maker! And after the senses-shattering conclusion of “The Joker War” come a pair of short stories that will chart what’s to come in Gotham City and Batman. Don’t miss the first showdown between Batman and Clownhunter!

Retail: $6.99/ FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/6/2020
 

BATMAN #100 INC 1:25 JORGE JIMENEZ CARD STOCK VAR (JOKER WAR)

(W) James Tynion IV (A) Jorge Jimenez, Various

“The Joker War” comes to a city-shattering conclusion as Batman battles The Joker in a brutal, no-holds-barred duel! This is a fight 80 years in the making, and its outcome won’t just change Batman’s life—it will change Gotham City for years to come! Plus, catch the first glimpse of the new villain known as Ghost-Maker! And after the senses-shattering conclusion of “The Joker War” come a pair of short stories that will chart what’s to come in Gotham City and Batman. Don’t miss the first showdown between Batman and Clownhunter!

Retail: TBD / FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/6/2020
 
(W) Paul Dini, Alan Burnett (A) Ty Templeton (CA) Paolo Rivera, Joe Rivera

Batman is scrambling as he learns the true identity of the man who’s been stalking him and the rest of the Bat-Family. As Batman and Alfred reel from the revelation, Tim demands answers! Batman’s greatest shame is finally revealed!

 
Retail: $3.99/ FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/6/2020
(W) Paul Dini, Alan Burnett (A) Ty Templeton (CA) Sean Cheeks Galloway

Batman is scrambling as he learns the true identity of the man who’s been stalking him and the rest of the Bat-Family. As Batman and Alfred reel from the revelation, Tim demands answers! Batman’s greatest shame is finally revealed!

 
Retail: $3.99/ FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/6/2020
(W) GEOFF JOHNS (A/CA) JASON FABOK

Thirty years after Batman: The Killing Joke changed comics forever, Three Jokers reexamines the myth of who, or what, The Joker is and what is at the heart of his eternal battle with Batman. New York Times bestselling writer Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok, the writer/artist team that waged the ‘Darkseid War’ in the pages of Justice League, reunite to tell the ultimate story of Batman and The Joker! After years of anticipation starting in DC Universe: Rebirth #1, the epic miniseries you’ve been waiting for is here: find out why there are three Jokers, and what that means for the Dark Knight and the Clown Prince of Crime. It’s a mystery unlike any Batman has ever faced! PRESTIGE FORMAT.

Retail: $6.99/ FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/13/2020

BATMAN THREE JOKERS #1 (OF 3) Second Printing 1:25 VAR ED

(W) GEOFF JOHNS (A/CA) JASON FABOK

Thirty years after Batman: The Killing Joke changed comics forever, Three Jokers reexamines the myth of who, or what, The Joker is and what is at the heart of his eternal battle with Batman. New York Times bestselling writer Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok, the writer/artist team that waged the ‘Darkseid War’ in the pages of Justice League, reunite to tell the ultimate story of Batman and The Joker! After years of anticipation starting in DC Universe: Rebirth #1, the epic miniseries you’ve been waiting for is here: find out why there are three Jokers, and what that means for the Dark Knight and the Clown Prince of Crime. It’s a mystery unlike any Batman has ever faced! PRESTIGE FORMAT.

Retail: $6.99/ FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/13/2020
(W) Martin Pasko, Kelley Puckett (A) Brad Rader, Rick Burchett (CA) Mike Parobeck, Rick Burchett

The Dynamic Duo find out that the Scarecrow is the one who has robbed Gotham City of its literacy. Now it’s up to them to find a way to stop him! Even Professor Crane has doubts about what he is doing, and questions how a man who has dedicated his life to education can continues with a plan like this.

Retail: $1.99/ FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/6/2020
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Kyle Hotz

It was a dark and stormy night when the creatures of the DC Universe began to emerge from their lairs into the cool evening air. Tales of the macabre, the murderous, and the morbid abound in this spine-chilling special about monsters and mayhem! What happens when Batman encounters a true urban legend after speaking its name three times in a mirror, or when Madame Xanadu enlists the help of Man-Bat to take down a shadowy specter? And who can stop an intergalactic demon from turning people into frog beasts? Only the unlikely team-up of Green Lantern and Etrigan! All this and seven more fang-tastic tales to trick your treats and bob your apples.

Retail: $9.99/ FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/13/2020
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Trevor Hairsine, Gigi Baldassini (CA) David Finch

Time is running out for the Justice League to unlock the Anti-Life cure as they face a deadly new threat on Earth—in addition to the billions of the undead! Their final desperate attempt at finding the cure will take them off-planet for the greatest heist in the history of New Genesis!

Retail: $3.99 / FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/6/2020
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Trevor Hairsine, Gigi Baldassini (CA) Francesco Mattina

Time is running out for the Justice League to unlock the Anti-Life cure as they face a deadly new threat on Earth—in addition to the billions of the undead! Their final desperate attempt at finding the cure will take them off-planet for the greatest heist in the history of New Genesis!

Retail: $4.99 / FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/6/2020
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Trevor Hairsine, Gigi Baldassini (CA) Inhyuk Lee

Time is running out for the Justice League to unlock the Anti-Life cure as they face a deadly new threat on Earth—in addition to the billions of the undead! Their final desperate attempt at finding the cure will take them off-planet for the greatest heist in the history of New Genesis!

Retail: $4.99 / FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/6/2020
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Neal Adams

Originally introduced in 1967, Deadman was a circus performer known as Boston Brand who was murdered while on the high wire. In the afterlife, a mysterious being known as Rama Kushna gifted his spirit with the ability to possess the bodies of the living, so he could discover the identity of his killer and bring THEM to justice!

Featuring spectacular art by Neal Adams, José Luis García-López, and others, these tales take Deadman across the DC Universe in search of justice. This massive hardcover collects Strange Adventures #205-216; The Brave and the Bold #79, #86, #104, and #133; Aquaman #50-52; Challengers of the Unknown #74 and #84-87; Justice League of America #94; World’s Finest Comics #223 and #227; The Phantom Stranger #33 and #39-41; Superman Family #183; DC Super-Stars #18; DC Special Series #8; Adventure Comics #459-466; DC Comics Presents #94; Detective Comics #500; Deadman #1-4 (1986); and Secret Origins #15.

Retail: $99.99 / FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 12/8/2020
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Nick Robles (CA) Marcio Takara
In the waking world, Ruin and the fallen cherub Jophiel have teamed up with the sorceress Heather After to try to pull Lindy out of the Dreaming, and home to her newborn daughter…but they’d better work fast. Lindy’s mind is rapidly disintegrating as she reckons with thousands of possibilities for who Shakespeare really was, each one alive and walking around in front of her—and if she can’t keep it together, then she’ll be lost forever!
 
Retail: $3.99 / FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/6/2020
(W) NK Jemisin (A/CA) Jamal Campbell
While still processing her feelings about Councilor Marth, Jo tracks down the “riders” who killed Averrup Thorn, and gets the first hint of what’s really going on beneath the surface of the City Enduring. Reporting to the Council, Jo is disgusted to realize she’s facing the same kind of callous, responsibility-avoiding bureaucracy as back home on Earth.
 
Retail: $3.99 / FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/6/2020
(W) NK Jemisin (A) Jamal Campbell (CA) Inhyuk Lee
While still processing her feelings about Councilor Marth, Jo tracks down the “riders” who killed Averrup Thorn, and gets the first hint of what’s really going on beneath the surface of the City Enduring. Reporting to the Council, Jo is disgusted to realize she’s facing the same kind of callous, responsibility-avoiding bureaucracy as back home on Earth.
 
Retail: $3.99 / FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/6/2020
(W) Jack Kirby (A) Jack Kirby, Vince Colletta, Mike Royer (CA) Jack Kirby, Frank Giacoia
One of the most memorable corners of Jack Kirby’s Fourth World returns in a brand-new collection! This book introduces a group of young, otherworldly adventurers: Big Bear, Mark Moonrider, Serifan, Beautiful Dreamer, and Vykin, five young heroes who, with the help of their mother box, have the ability to summon the mighty Infinity Man. Included in this volume are major battles with Darkseid, Desaad, and Glorious Godfrey, as well as memorable team-ups with Superman and Deadman.
Collects The Forever People #1-11.
 
Retail: $29.99 / FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 11/10/2020
(W) Peter Milligan (A/CA) Duncan Fegredo
Peter Milligan and Duncan Fegredo’s under-the-radar story of ’90s teenage ennui is collected for the first time! The team that brought you Enigma reunites to tell the story of 15-year-old Simone Cundy, a resident of the aptly named Bollockstown. Simone has two useless parents and a general distaste for her life, so much so that she’s planning on taking some rat poison and ending it all—and then something changes. Can Simone find purpose in her life—and escape the town that’s been holding her back?
 
Retail: $7.99 / FOC 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 11/10/2020
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Xermanico (CA) Liam Sharp
“Doom Metal” part two of five storms the stage in this essential Dark Nights: Death Metal tie-in! It’s the Titans reunion you’ve been clamoring for when Starfire and Cyborg join Nightwing in this twisted Justice League. The team is hell-bent for Brimstone Bay to free the Legion of Doom, but what horrors and desires will the Valley of Starros reveal to them—and who or what is the villain named Mindhunter?
 
Retail: $3.99 / FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/6/2020
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Xermanico (CA) Howard Porter
“Doom Metal” part two of five storms the stage in this essential Dark Nights: Death Metal tie-in! It’s the Titans reunion you’ve been clamoring for when Starfire and Cyborg join Nightwing in this twisted Justice League. The team is hell-bent for Brimstone Bay to free the Legion of Doom, but what horrors and desires will the Valley of Starros reveal to them—and who or what is the villain named Mindhunter?
 
Retail: $3.99 / FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/6/2020
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Xermanico (CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams
“Doom Metal” part two of five storms the stage in this essential Dark Nights: Death Metal tie-in! It’s the Titans reunion you’ve been clamoring for when Starfire and Cyborg join Nightwing in this twisted Justice League. The team is hell-bent for Brimstone Bay to free the Legion of Doom, but what horrors and desires will the Valley of Starros reveal to them—and who or what is the villain named Mindhunter?
 
Retail: $3.99 / FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/6/2020
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Mike Perkins
It’s Halloween, and DC invites you to welcome Swamp Thing to your witching-hour festivities. In this 48-page collection of all-new stories, the Guardian of the Green reveals past lives and the unforgettable horrors that befall those who cross his path. From ancient Rome to present day, Swamp Thing stalks these ghostly and ghastly tales—all of which are best read by the light of a jack-o’-lantern!
 
Retail: $5.99 / FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/6/2020
(W) Joe Hill (A) Stuart Immonen (CA) Jeremy Wilson
In the aftermath of a devastating tsunami, an exploration vessel known as the Derleth begins sending an automated distress signal from a remote atoll in the Bering Strait. The only problem is that the Derleth has been missing for 40 years. Marine biologist Moriah Lamb joins the Carpenter Wreck Removal team to recover the Derleth’s dead…only to find that in this remote part of the Arctic Circle, the dead have plenty to say to the living… There’s something down in the icy darkness of the Arctic sea…something that doesn’t want to be found. Unlike on land, where terror shows itself as the long-lost crew of the Derleth emerges from caves. They seem as though they haven’t aged a day—it’s as if they’re exactly the same as the day they disappeared…except they’re all missing their eyes. Will the salvage crew survive to bring their findings to shore? What danger waits for them if they fail? What dangers await us all should they succeed?
New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill and superstar artist Stuart Immonen team for the latest Hill House Comics horror epic!
 
Retail: $24.99 / FOC 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 11/17/2020
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Jorge Fornes
It’s been 35 years since Ozymandias dropped a giant interdimensional squid on New York City, killing thousands and destroying the public’s trust in heroes once and for all. And since that time, one figure in a fedora, mask, and trenchcoat has become a divisive culture icon.<p>So what does it mean when Rorschach reappears as an assassin trying to kill a candidate running against President Robert Redford? Who is the man behind the mask, and why is he acting this way? It’s up to one detective to uncover the true identity of this would-be killer—and it will take him into a web of conspiracies involving alien invasions, disgraced do-gooders, mystic visions, and yes, comic books.
Writer Tom King joins forces with artist Jorge Fornés for a new miniseries that explores the mythic qualities of one of the most compelling characters from the bestselling graphic novel of all time, Watchmen.
 
Retail: $4.99 / FOC 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/13/2020
(W) Tom King (A) Jorge Fornes (CA) Jae Lee

It’s been 35 years since Ozymandias dropped a giant interdimensional squid on New York City, killing thousands and destroying the public’s trust in heroes once and for all. And since that time, one figure in a fedora, mask, and trenchcoat has become a divisive culture icon.

So what does it mean when Rorschach reappears as an assassin trying to kill a candidate running against President Robert Redford? Who is the man behind the mask, and why is he acting this way? It’s up to one detective to uncover the true identity of this would-be killer—and it will take him into a web of conspiracies involving alien invasions, disgraced do-gooders, mystic visions, and yes, comic books.

Writer Tom King joins forces with artist Jorge Fornés for a new miniseries that explores the mythic qualities of one of the most compelling characters from the bestselling graphic novel of all time, Watchmen.
 
Retail: $4.99 / FOC 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/13/2020
(W) Tom King (A) Jorge Fornes

It’s been 35 years since Ozymandias dropped a giant interdimensional squid on New York City, killing thousands and destroying the public’s trust in heroes once and for all. And since that time, one figure in a fedora, mask, and trenchcoat has become a divisive culture icon.

So what does it mean when Rorschach reappears as an assassin trying to kill a candidate running against President Robert Redford? Who is the man behind the mask, and why is he acting this way? It’s up to one detective to uncover the true identity of this would-be killer—and it will take him into a web of conspiracies involving alien invasions, disgraced do-gooders, mystic visions, and yes, comic books.

Writer Tom King joins forces with artist Jorge Fornés for a new miniseries that explores the mythic qualities of one of the most compelling characters from the bestselling graphic novel of all time, Watchmen.
 
Retail: $4.99 / FOC 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/13/2020
(W) George Perez, Greg Potter (A) George Perez, Bruce Patterson (CA) George Perez
In the wake of the Crisis on Infinite Earths, superstar artist George Pérez began his run on Wonder Woman with a modernized retelling of her origin story, from her creation on Themyscira to Ares’ attack on Man’s World.
 
Retail: $3.99 / FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/6/2020
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A) Pia Guerra, Various (CA) JG Jones
Yorick is just an average guy. He loves his girlfriend, Beth, and his Capuchin monkey, Ampersand. He’s figuring out his life, just like everyone else…until every living being with a Y chromosome suddenly dies in a mysterious pandemic. Everyone except Yorick.<p>Now Yorick and Ampersand must navigate the postapocalyptic world they’ve been left…a world where men are rare…maybe even rare enough to make Yorick a trophy to be hunted. Yorick will travel the world in search of his lost love and the answer to why he’s the last man on Earth.
 
Collects the first 31 issues of the Eisner Award-winning Y: The Last Man in one compendium volume!
 
Retail: $59.99 / FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 11/10/2020
(W) Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker (A) Scott Godlewski (CA) John Timms

Wonder Girl calls Young Justice together to help her with a family problem. Seems the pantheon of Greek gods is having a hard time with some of Cassie’s choices. She’s taking a stand to change rules as old as the heavens! And she is going to need her team by her side to do it.

Retail: $3.99 / FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/6/2020
(W) Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker (A) Scott Godlewski (CA) Francis Manapul

Wonder Girl calls Young Justice together to help her with a family problem. Seems the pantheon of Greek gods is having a hard time with some of Cassie’s choices. She’s taking a stand to change rules as old as the heavens! And she is going to need her team by her side to do it.

Retail: $3.99 / FOC: 9/13/2020 / In-Store: 10/6/2020

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