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Unstoppable Armies Clash on Battleworld in Age of Ultron Vs. Marvel Zombies #1!

In the southern wastes of Battleworld, a never ending battle rages on. Two unholy factions of cold machines and rotting zombies wage war for supremacy. Today, their conflict reaches another level of horror in a new look Age of Ultron Vs. Marvel Zombies #1! Eisner award winning writer James Robinson and critically acclaimed artist Steve Pugh take you beyond the Shield – and show you a new reason to fear! Here, on the far side of Battleworld’s impenetrable barrier, all hope is lost. These festering wastes on the border between two domains are where the genocidal robotic armies of Ultron fight the endless hordes of flesh-eating corpses. Pity those poor souls trapped between these unstoppable forces, for their demise is definitely assured! Will you choose death by the super powered living dead? Or by an unending army of indestructible, undefeatable robots? One thing is for certain, neither demise will be quick or painless!

The Vision, Wonder Man, Jim Hammond, and more brave these apocalyptic hellscapes in search of sanctuary, and for survival. Can they make it out alive? One thing is for certain, whoever wins – we lose.

AGE OF ULTRON VS. MARVEL ZOMBIES #1 (APR150721)
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by STEVE PUGH
Cover by CARLOS PACHECO
Variant Covers by ROCK-HE KIM (APR150722)
And SKOTTIE YOUNG (APR150725)
MAOS Variant by NATHAN FOX (APR150723)
Ant-Sized Variant by PAT BRODERICK (APR150724)
Blank Cover Also Available (APR150726)
FOC – 06/01/15, On-Sale – 06/24/15

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Preview: Betty & Veronica: Picnic Antics

BETTY & VERONICA: PICNIC ANTICS

(DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE)
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 5/29
100-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

It’s a perfect day for a picnic! Join Betty, Veronica and the gang for some snacks and sandwiches in the great outdoors! This is a digital-only collection, and the perfect reading material to bring along on YOUR picnic!

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Preview: Fresh Romance #1

Fresh Romance #1

Story: Kate Leth, Sarah Vaughn, Sarah Kuhn
Art: Arielle Scurti, Sarah Winifred, Sally Jane Thompson

Issue 1 of FRESH ROMANCE includes three 10-page comics stories (a high school romance, a Regency romance, and a paranormal coffee shop romance), as well as a relationship advice column by a quartet of divorced writers and behind-the-scenes art coverage.

About the stories:

“School Spirit” is a lighthearted take on classic high school romances with two queer women in the lead. Because Malie and Justine want to keep their romance a secret, they pretend to be competing over the same guy, Miles, but Miles also has a secret.

Created by: Kate Leth Arielle Jovellanos Amanda Scurti Taylor Esposito

“Ruined” is a classic Regency romance, with lots of attention to period details. Catherine and Andrew are getting married – but neither one of them is happy about it.

Created by: Sarah Vaughn Sarah Winifred Searle Ryan Ferrier

“The Ruby Equation” is a story about love in a coffee shop – where barista Ruby is on a mission to help people find love so she doesn’t have to deal with people anymore.

Created by: Sarah Kuhn Sally Jane Thompson Savanna Ganucheau Steve Wand

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A New Prince(l)ess Debuts

Action Lab Entertainment is proud of their record of diversity in comic book storytelling, with the title Princeless being one of the keystones in the line. This month, fans of Princeless may have noticed a new monthly series spinning out from it’s pages: Raven, The Pirate Princess!

The character of Raven spun out of Action Lab’s Free Comic Book Day release which called for giving existing reader something new, and also show off what Princeless is all about. Hence a girl who just so happens to be a dangerous swashbuckling pirate princess!

Debuting in July, Princeless: Raven, The Pirate Princess follows Raven Xingtao, who is ready to set off on a quest for revenge against her brothers, who have stolen her inheritance. The comic has four covers: A standard cover by series artists, Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt, and three variants by Katie Cook, Richard Case and Mike Hawthorne.

Be sure to check out Princeless: Raven, The Pirate Princess when it debuts this July in comic stores everywhere! And, check out the preview below!

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Preview: Archie’s Funhouse Jumbo Comics Digest #15

ARCHIE’S FUNHOUSE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #15

Script: Tom DeFalco
Art: Pat & Tim Kennedy
Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 5/27
288-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

It’s a perfect summer day: Archie and Betty are on a date at the amusement park while Jughead is prepping for a pie-eating contest. What could possibly ruin this fun day? Throw in a furious female, a fanatical funhouse and you’ve got the recipe for a fun-filled day turned upside down! Get ready for wacky adventures in “Funhouse Frolic!” the crazy new lead story to this JUMBO comics digest!

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Preview: Sonic Universe #76

SONIC UNIVERSE #76

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Dan Schoening, Jack Morelli and Luis Delgado
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
CROSSOVER KICK-OFF Variant Cover: Rafa Knight
Covers Unite Variant (1 of 12): Ben Bates
On Sale Date: 5/27
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

THE SONIC/MEGA MAN CROSSOVER EVENT BEGINS HERE! It’s the epic first chapter of the biggest story in Sonic/Mega Man comic book history with “Worlds Unite” Part One! Get ready for cross-world treachery as the wicked Sigma escapes the world of Mega Man X and arrives in Dr. Eggman’s secret Lost Hex base!  When Sigma promises new power to the Deadly Six, how long do you think they’ll stay loyal to Dr. Eggman? We’re not betting for long!  And just where exactly are our heroes during all this?  Looks like Sonic and Mega Man are right in the middle of an ambush!  The sense-shattering sequel to “Worlds Collide” starts right now! Featuring cover art from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, Rafa Knight, and part 1 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!

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Preview: Curb Stomp #4 (of 4)

Curb Stomp #4 (of 4)

Author: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Devaki Neogi

It’s the final showdown! The battle for Old Beach is on as the cops, The Wrath, and The Fever go head-to-head. Betty and her crew might be outnumbered, but they’ll fight to the death to defend their town.

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IDW Publishing Previews: 5/27/2015

Edward Scissorhands #8: Whole Again Part Three

Kate Leth (w) • Drew Rausch (a) • George Caltsoldas (c)

The eyes of the world begin to turn towards Edward as a famed and fanatical surgeon sets her sights on “fixing” him.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 124 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-260-9

Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #24

Chris Mowry (w) • Matt Frank (a & c)

Earth is on the verge of destruction! Will Godzilla be able to escape his imprisonment in time to help save the planet? And which kaiju will help or hinder him?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Indestructible: Stingray #1

Jeff Marsick (w) • Luca Reguzzoni (a) • Jeff Langevin (c)

It’s tough enough being a mutant teenager, but imagine the challenges when you’re surrounded by role models driven wholly by power, money, and fame. Kelly, a.k.a. Stingray, finds herself the newest member of the League of Defenders, America’s premiere super-team, and most dysfunctional “family.”

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Infinite Loop #2 (of 6)

Pierrick Colinet (w) • Elsa Charretier (a & c)

As Teddy hides The Girl Anomaly in her old apartment, the two girls get to know each other, and get closer. Until they learn that Teddy’s superiors sent special Unit 70 to hunt them down…. will they escape in time?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Judge Dredd #30

Duane Swierczynski (w) • Nelson Daniel (a) • Nelson Daniel (c)

“Crowd Control,” conclusion. Former Chief Justice Cal has been sentenced to hard labor on the prison moon Titan—Dredd finds himself torn between saving longtime partner Judge Anderson and upholding the law.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Knight Rider, Vol. 1

Geoffrey Thorne, Shannon Eric Denton (w) • Jason Johnson, Brian Denham (a) • Jason Johnson (c)

The smash hit ‘80s television phenomenon comes roaring back to life in this all-new take on KNIGHT RIDER!

TPB • FC • $14.99 • 112 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-311-8

The October Faction #7

Steve Niles (w) • Damien Worm (a & c)

Halloween comes to Gristlewood and the horrors come right along with it—Fred and Lucas make a terrible discovery about Lucas’ health and the kids find themselves under attack from… trick or treaters?!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Powerpuff Girls Super Smash-Up #5

Derek Charm, Mariah Huehner (w) • Charm, Cat Farris (a) • Charm (c)

The Powerpuff Girls enlist Mojo Jojo to help them catch Dee Dee before the entire multiverse falls apart! What could possibly go wrong?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Ragnarök #5

Walter Simonson (w & a & c)

Thor goes in search of the Well of Mimir, the Well of Knowledge, a quest fraught with danger in the penultimate issue of this first arc!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #46

Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Mateus Santolouco (a) • Santolouco, Eastman (c)

Casey prepares for a final showdown with Hun as the Purple Dragons run amok. Meanwhile the TMNT struggle to reunite as a family while a greater threat looms… what is THE STOCKMAN SWARM?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #41

James Roberts (w) • Alex Milne (a & c)

“Dear RODIMUS and crew… It’s my funeral tomorrow and I’d love it if you could all be there. Refreshments will be provided. Please R.S.V.P.—THUNDERCLASH”

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Path of Exile TPB Vol. 1: Origins

Path of Exile TPB Vol. 1: Origins

(w) Edwin McRae, Royal McGraw
(a/c) Carlos Rodriguez

You’ve played the award-winning, free-to-play roleplaying game, Path of Exile. Now find out how the nightmare began through Victario’s eyes in the graphic novel that serves as prequel to the action-packed game! Before the Cataclysm, before the first exile set foot upon the corrupted shores of Wraeclast… there stood the Eternal Empire. There raged the Purity Rebellion. And there was Victario Nevalius, the People’s Poet. Finding himself among the fearsome Karui, Victario negotiates an alliance with their king, Kaom, to oppose the tyranny of Eternal Emperor Chitus. Can Victario swell the Purity Rebellion’s ranks with the greatest warriors in the empire? Can King Kaom defeat the finest archer in the empire, Marceus Lioneye? How will Victario survive to pen the tale? And how does this far-flung rebellion connect to the apocalyptic visions that plague Victario’s every waking hour?

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Preview: Garfield Vol. 6 TP

Garfield Vol. 6 TP

Imprint: KaBOOM!

Authors: Mark Evanier and Scott Nickel
Artists: Andy Hirsch, Courtney Bernard, Sibylline Meynet, Rachel Dukes, and Miranda Yeo

It’s more all-new Garfield stories, including Garfield in a televised race, Nermal entering a beauty pageant, and Liz meeting a Scary Sorceress! Collects Garfield #21-24.

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