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Atomic Robo, Vol. 4

Atomic Robo faces an invasion from the Vampire Dimension, finds a giant kaiju monster attack in the heart of Tokyo, detours to the South Pacific to battle wits with Dr. Dinosaur, then comes face-to-face with his newest enemy: his oldest enemy! Also available on the web!

New Series

The deadly super-spy from IRON MAN 2, INVINCIBLE IRON MAN and CAPTAIN AMERICA in her own ongoing series! Who could be deadly enough to get the drop on the Black Widow? And what connections do they have to some of her closest super hero friends…?
Former agent Eric Westfall has been called out of his perfect suburban retirement, complete with wife and kid, to recover an agent gone rogue. He has to stop his target from auctioning a stolen hard-drive, chock full of classified info, on the black market for $50 million. His mission – turn the target back into a loyal agent for the government, or kill them. But things get complicated when it’s revealed that Westfall has been called back to duty specifically because he has history with his target – romantic history. Will he be able to take down Emma, his ex-lover? Also available on the web!
Following the success of his critically praised graphic novel THE QUITTER, Harvey Pekar returned to Vertigo with this all-new, four-issue AMERICAN SPLENDOR miniseries, celebrating 30 years of the series that first showed how, as Harvey would say, “ordinary life can be pretty complex stuff.” Also available on the web!
Dynamite presents an unprecedented comic book series that tells the complete story of the Lord of the Undead–Dracula! For the first time in 112 years the tale that Bram Stoker intended to tell is told (including ‘Dracula’s Guest’!). If you thought you knew how it began or how it ends, you were wrong! Writers John Reppion and Leah Moore are joined by painter Colton Worley for a 5 issue odyssey of life, death, and the blood that flows within us all! This fully painted series features a massive 32 pages of story and art per issue, each page fully-painted in a rich, moody style by Worley, all under covers by modern master John Cassaday! Moore and Reppion also provide bonus material such as script pages, annotations and samplings of the original text by Bram Stoker! Also available on the web!
The best-selling video game franchise arrives in comic book stores with a blast! The opening six-issue arc of this new ongoing series bridges the end of the first Gears of War game and the start of the second one, following the brutal adventures of Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad in the battle against the Locust! What happened after the Lightmass Bombing and how did the Locust react to this devastating weapon?Also available on the web!
When last we saw him, young Tony Stark was nearly blown to bits. How much of him survived his initial Iron Man trial run and where does he go from here? Plus: How does James Rhodes fit into Tony’s plans for the perfect fighting machine?
Kaitlin Grayson considers herself just an artist until she gets recruited by a strange man named Bartamus, who shows up at her place in the middle of the night and demands she use her skills to save his dying world. Soon Kait gets caught between two worlds, and if Bartamus’ world falls, Earth is next – along with untold other worlds. Also available on the web!
Cyclops has assembled a team of mutant warriors to do the things the X-Men cannot. X-Force, led by Wolverine, is tasked with taking down the big threats behind the scenes…permanently.
Tranquility is like any other small town in America, except for one fundamental difference: it’s the town where super-powered beings go in order to retire and raise families. From the Golden Age to the Modern Age, heroes and villains alike reside in Tranquility, and it creates a unique blend of personalities and conflicts that causes local law enforcement nothing but headaches! As a camera crew is in town to film a news segment on this unique place, the town is turned upside down by a murder…and it becomes evident that everything isn’t as quaint as it seems! Also available on the web!
Iron Nicole reveals a secret that the Iron Queen never saw coming – and now all bets are off as the duel to end them all begins! But that’s just the half of it, as friends, foes, and perhaps a bystander or two enter the fray with freedom hanging in the balance! Don’t miss this thrill-packed issue filled with one great Sonicverse character after another including Monkey Khan, Tails, the Iron King, Espio, Snively Robotnik, Geoffrey, Lien-da, Amy, Antoine and more! Also available on the web!
It’s Captain America like you’ve never seen him before! See the Sentinel of Liberty imagined in a whole new light during one of the biggest battles of World War Two!
Following the bullet-ridden finale to the best-selling video game, Kane and Lynch decide what’s best for everyone concerned is that they go their separate ways. That is, until a contract is put out on their collective lives for a huge bounty–and every assassin and two-bit goon around the world is gunning for the volatile pair. Can the unrepentant traitor and medicated psychopath work together once more to save their lives and get to the bottom of this blood-drenched conspiracy? Also available on the web!
The origin of Daredevil, The Man Without Fear! Matt Murdock is blinded but gains super power abilities he uses to patrol Hell’s Kitchen.
Hawkeye, the world’s greatest marksman is back-and reunited with the world’s most dangerous super-spy, Mockingbird! But now the one thing that divided them years before has returned to haunt them: the Phantom Rider! Plus: the assassin Crossfire!
Don’t miss this prelude to the biggest comic event of the year! This special story recaps the key moments leading up to the start of BLACKEST NIGHT and will give readers everything they need to know about the Green Lantern universe, their ongoing War of Light, and their dark days ahead. Also available on the web!
Someone has come to ATLAS looking for answers to some very strange questions, and on his trail is a danger of a new level. Marvel’s Rat Pack are back to solve – the mystery behind THE 3-D MAN!
Spider-Man and Wolverine face a plethora of deadly enemies in their first major series ever! But who is the major villain pulling the strings? And can the heroes refrain from killing one another long enough to find out?

New issues

After a series of harrowing ordeals, Dan finally uncovers the secrets behind the Nursery! As secrets are revealed, Dan finds himself caught in the vicious shadow of BOX 13! Also available on the web!
Keith Giffen, the creative force behind DC Comics’ largest 2006 event, 52, gets down to sci-fi business. In this issue, wayward criminal and outlaw Jeremiah Harm, tasked with bringing back the three most dangerous criminals in the universe, discovers what they’re doing on Earth. Dak Moria, the criminal mastermind leading the dangerous troika, has found a piece of galactic matter left over from the Big Bang. With this in hand, Dak plans to re-create the explosion that started it all…even if it means suicide! Also available on the web!
Daniel Kilgore now finds himself entrenched in his brother Kurt’s secret life of espionage and murder. Finally the two of them meet someone who can explain their other-worldly situation and at long last a few secrets are revealed as we learn more about Haunt and what makes him tick. Also available on the web!
Captain America and Bucky face off against the Unholy Legion in a Golden Age classic tale!
Yorick and Agent 355’s search for the one woman who may be able to save the human race comes to a close, but with a less-than-happy ending. Elsewhere, one of Yorick’s closest friends takes a horrific first step towards becoming the last man on earth’s greatest enemy. Also available on the web!
Award-winning mystery novelist Gary Phillips came to BOOM! with the best idea they’d heard yet. THE SOPRANOS was the soap opera of upper-class mob life. What do you get, Gary asked, when you transplant that tension to the African-American gangs in inner-city L.A.? Answer- you get the story of CQ, a young man who thought the mob was his family, until it turned on him, forcing him to fight against California’s crime families to stay alive! A potent mix of AMERICAN GANGSTER and THE WIRE for fans of Brubaker’s CRIMINAL. Also available on the web!
Bruce Banner’s search for the Red Hulk leads him to Sin City! It’s the Green Hulk vs. a wild pack of Wendigos! Plus, a tale of She-Hulk’s Lady Liberators!
The Dragon discovers that when you mess with the Vicious Circle – you’re playing with fire. Nobody’s safe. Everybody he’s ever known – everybody he’s ever loved – every life he’s ever touched is at jeopardy. Also available on the web!
Asmodel and his angelic horde have laid waste to most of San Francisco–and the rest of the world will follow unless Zauriel surrenders. With the JLA behind him, the former angel isn’t about to give up. Unfortunately, Superman is trapped on the moon, trying to stop it from colliding with the Earth! Also available on the web!
The writer of the Academy Award-winning film Ray comes to comics in a big way, continuing his new series at Boom! It starts when stockbroker Lincoln “Linc” Greer, divorced dad, is acquitted of the murder of his son by the local authorities. Meanwhile, who have they picked up in the woods? Is it the kidnapper? It’s becoming clear the entire town’s in on it – if Linc talks to the wrong person, it could jeopardize his son’s life! Also available on the web!
Jack Staff and Sergeant States hunt the “Castletown Killer” and revisit the site of one of their strangest battles during the Second World War. Meanwhile, report Becky Burdock gets the story of her life – unfortunately, it’s the story of her death. And if she’s dead, then why is someone trying to kill her? Also available on the web!
The fate of New York City hangs in the balance. Can Moon Girl stop this latest catastrophe! Also available on the web!
Iron Man dons his SPACE ARMOR to rescue a Stark orbital platform from his old enemy, the LIVING LASER-but during their zero-G battle they unleash an even deadlier threat: the all-new, all-terrifying SWARM!
Sam Loeb plots this standalone issue starring Robin and Superboy on an unbelievable adventure! You won’t find a more star-packed issue, as over two dozen of today’s top creators contribute including Geoff Johns, Joss Whedon, Jeph Loeb, John Cassaday, Ed McGuinness, Joe Madureira, Tim Sale and more! Also available on the web!
The stunning conclusion to the first story arc! Will Battle Pope be able to fight his way out of hell in time to save the world?!! Let’s hope so, for our sake. Also available on the web!
Lynn Devlin is a medical examiner who thinks she has seen everything Nye County has to throw at her. She copes with methodical, rational logic. But when a grotesque murder of a supposed alien abductee occurs that cannot be solved with her scalpel and microscope, Lynn finds her detachment is shattered, and her dream haunted by large, dark, oval-shaped eyes. Now, only one thing is certain: There’s a killer loose in the alien abductee community… human or otherwise. Also available on the web!
It’s like a dream come true when Spider-Man is offered a big sack of cash by a wealthy socialite. But to get his webbed mitts on the green, he’s gotta take on the Sandman! Maybe Aunt May’s bills can wait another month…
With Deidre in tow, Macgregor and company hunt the laudanum-drinking, Sioux-hating Prescott before he and his men can wreak untold devastation–but they may incur a little more resistance than they expected. Also available on the web!
Another self-contained story from Snowtown, the feral city and police detective Richard Fell, injured so often in the first few weeks of his tour of duty there that he no longer owns work clothes without knife-slashes in them. Shopping’s a pretty heartbreaking exercise in a place as broken as Snowtown. But it’s easy to make bombs. And, sitting in a thrift store changing room in Snowtown, is a guy wearing a bomb and just waiting for an excuse to set it off… Also available on the web!
After dispatching of the Shocker, Peter Parker heads to the Daily Bugle looking for a job as a photographer. But his next big assignment – taking down the Kingpin of Crime as his web-headed alter ego Spider-Man.
The search for her brother leads Rose to Florida, where she moves into a house filled with odd residents. Meanwhile, two of the escaped dreams reveal a bizarre connection to Jed, Rose’s brother, while the third dream continues their murder spree–and collects disturbing mementos from their victims. Also available on the web!
In this issues, we see continued flashbacks to the history of the Death Defying Devil and his Wiseguys along with more clues to the modern day origins of deadly Claw organization and the ‘Devil’s new nemesis, the Dragon! Plus, all out action from the ‘Devil, The Ghost and Silver streak! All this excitement and adventure under a series of covers by Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Stephen Sadowski and Edgar Salazar! Also available on the web!
Taylor’s conniving and Mrs. Molle’s good intentions begin to wreak havoc on Barbara’s carefully balanced reality, even as Sophia’s friendship truly begins to blossom. When it becomes too much to bear, who will suffer Barbara’s fury? Will the great war hammer Coveleski finally speak? Also available on the web!
As Ben and Johnny adjust to their new housemates, the team is drawn into a cosmos-spanning mystery that starts with a single question: Who stole Gravity’s body from his grave? Meanwhile, Reed and Sue spend some quality time together on Saturn’s moon Titan.
Shocking revelations and age-old foes make this storyline a must-have! The Dark Knight is confronted with a hidden face from the past–it’s the return of the Red Hood! With Black Mask controlling the Gotham underworld, what role will the dangerous Red Hood have when all is said and done? Also available on the web!
It’s brother vs. brother! With the magic of G-Man’s cape growing dangerously unstable, things only get worse when G-Man and his brother Great Man disagree on how to handle it. It’s more action-packed laugh-out-loud kid super hero fun from Mini-Marvels creator CHRIS GIARRUSSO! Also available on the web!
Batman arrives just in time to stop what appears to be an impostor Batman from storming the Gotham City police department, but what stunning secret does the impostor share with The Dark Knight? Find out as details behind the group conspiring against Batman are revealed in part 1 of a 4-part arc! Also available on the web!
Thrill to the climactic confrontation between Commander Adam Archer and the treacherous Basil Cronus! Meanwhile, the mysterious, all-American superhero known as Crashman is being held captive… and his rescuer will shock you! All this, plus the surreal origin of the alien visitor known as Maxim! Also available on the web!