May 2024 Catalog Highlights (For July Release)

We went through the 1,000+ May catalog items to pick out the potentially best and brightest comics. Take a look below to see what is on tap:

Tons of cool new stuff this month. Lots of Facsimiles, and new first issues. Check them out below:

New Series/#1’s
ABSOLUTE POWER #1 – DC Comics has revealed Absolute Power, their latest major crossover event. Kicking off in July 2024, this new limited series will pit the heroes of the DCU against a triumphant Amanda Waller.

Addiction Death of Your Life #1 – She can drug you with her touch. For daring to help recovering addicts-with radical success-Dr. Niki Tino was shot up with a cocktail of drugs by a NYC drug cartel capo ‘to put her out of business.’ Niki died and was reborn, with stunning new chemical powers. Now, haunted by the trauma of her rebirth, Dr. Niki Tino struggles to master ‘The Touch,’ undercover in Mexico battling cartel soldiers desperate to steal her blood, the secret of her power!

ALIENS VS. AVENGERS #1 – Crossover between Aliens and Marvel U, follow up to Predator Wolverine.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #53 – Spider-Man becomes Spider Goblin

ANNIHILATION 2099 #1 – WHO IS THE LAST NOVA?! A remote town on a remote world is devastated by the ravenous, unforgiving KNULL SET, a gang of raiders and thieves obsessed with offering all life up to the darkness. But that all changes when a stranger comes to town, a stranger from the stars who answers to his own code. THE LAST SURVIVOR OF XANDAR The LAST NOVA. Who is the Last Nova, and what great tragedy does he carry on his back? Is he the inheritor of the NOVA CORPS or its destroyer?

Arkham Horror: The Terror at the End of Time #1 – Dark Horse – Life was all just one big game to adventuring socialite Jenny Barnes. That was, until her sister was abducted by a dangerous cult. Although Jenny thwarted the cultists sacrificial endeavors, and battled the eldritch monsters at their command, the high priestess Abigail Olmstead fled—and took Izzie with her. Private investigator Joe Diamond may not understand Jenny’s story but he understands loss. Joe and Jenny must work together and follow the clues to find Izzie, but more horrors await them in Arkham, Massachusetts, and time appears to be running out. Written by Eisner-nominated master of horror Cullen Bunn. The first comic-based addition to the Arkham Horror universe—a Lovecraft Horror from entertainment leader Asmodee, featuring a cooperative adventure board game, cooperative living card game, and several tie-in novellas.

BIKER MICE FROM MARS #1 – ‘90s cartoon sensation is back in a brand-new comic book series

BLACK WIDOW VENOMOUS #1 – THE WIDOW’S BITE IS VENOMOUS! Natasha Romanoff, the infamous spy known as the Black Widow, didn’t go looking to bond with an alien symbiote. But a good spy works with all the tools available to her, and when one of the most powerful and versatile weapons in the universe lands in your lap you take it. Now she just needs to figure out how to work with a weapon with its own drives and desires. Redefining Widow’s relationship with her symbiote, and setting the stage for her appearance in Venom War!

Calaguerra #1 – Blood Moon Comics – Three unlikely individuals from Mexico with new found superhuman abilities find themselves joining forces to combat a common enemy. Embark on this epic journey into the world of Calaguerra filled with an emotional roller coaster of action, adventure, laughter, heartbreak, love, and characters finding the strength to take matters into their own hands to save not only their own country but the world.

DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL ALLWINTER #1 – The snow falls thick, blood runs black, and color itself is only a distant memory. The legendary assassin Deathstroke stalks a frozen wasteland, killing for coin among a nation of ever-warring jarls. But when our murderer for hire finds himself cast in the role of reluctant guardian, will he fight to end the icy curse destroying his land or be consumed by the sins of his own dark past? The red-hot Dark Knights of Steel epic expands into bone-chilling new territories with new surprises in store

DOMAIN #1 – When three best friends discover a crashed UFO, they also discover technology that gives them incredible abilities! But there’s a catch: only one of them can use the powers at a time! Can their friendship survive the power’s temptation? In the pages of Image’s Eisner-winning series, PUBLIC DOMAIN, Syd Dallas and the team at Dallas Comics reimagine their classic character THE DOMAIN for a new audience, and…this is that comic!

EC EPITAPHS FROM THE ABYSS #1 – THE MOST NOTORIOUS NAME IN TERROR IS BACK—WITH A VENGEANCE! From the publisher that drove Tales from the Crypt, Vault of Horror, Haunt of Fear, and many more into the depraved hearts of an unsuspecting world, the immortal EC COMICS returns . . . with its first ALL-NEW series in nearly 70 years! In our first extra-sized, 40-page dose of fear, witness shocking tales of torment and tension in the undying EC tradition—as wrenched from the grave by the vile intentions of acclaimed writers Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned, 100 Bullets), Chris Condon (That Texas Blood, Night People), J. Holtham (FX’s The Handmaid’s Tale), and Stephanie Phillips (Harley Quinn, Grim) and realized into bloody reality by “all-slaughter” artists Jorge Fornes (Rorschach, Danger Street), Phil Hester (Family Tree), Peter Krause (Irredeemable), and more! What the Comics Code Authority couldn’t kill has only made it stronger . . . EC COMICS LIVES AGAIN IN EPITAPHS FROM THE ABYSS!

FREE AGENTS #1 – a team of young veterans, survivors of a massive intergalactic war.**Salvo. Pike. Katari. Shakti. Ridge. Maraud. Chalice. **They’ve fought every day of their existence and won a terrible victory. Now they’re stranded on Earth, free agents for the first time. But when relics from their long war appear, threatening their chance at better lives, their greatest battle begins. They’ve fought for a million planets. Can they fight to save their own souls?

GATCHAMAN GALACTOR #1 – Galactor is under siege by a threat from within! After a secret attempt on his life, Berg Katse sets about to uncover a conspiracy within Galactor, born of their earliest days. Galactor’s leader goes undercover to hunt, identify, and ruthlessly dispense with a revolution growing within Galactor’s ranks. The first issue in an all-new miniseries that expands upon the ongoing series!

GILT FRAME #1 – Matt Kindt. A classic whodunit murder mystery that spans the globe from Paris to Hawaii to Montenegro as we hustle to keep up with the most unlikely murder-solving duo in the history of murder-solvers. Sam, who is in his early twenties, is an orphan, taken in when he was younger by his well-off Aunt Merry who has an eccentric taste for antiques and travel. Together, Sam and Merry have solved some of the most notorious murders in the world. And true to form, their Parisian vacation is cut short when they stumble upon a murder scene so bizarre that only a raging psychopath could have produced it. But to solve the crime, they have to wrestle with jewel thieves, art forgers, gun-runners, a lost puppy, and a master French detective who may just solve the crime before they do.

Graveyard Club #1 – Boom – Graves End is as sleepy a town as they come… especially being surrounded by cemeteries, and the local kids could think of nowhere else they’d rather wreak harmless havoc. But being surrounded by graveyards comes with the pervasive reminder that… there are more dead than there are living. This town is an endlessly eerie place with no shortage of strange and dangerous happenings, and when high schooler Parker West pulls what seems like a harmless prank, he may be putting his friends in more danger than he can imagine… Legendary author R.L. Stine (Goosebumps, Fear Street, Stuff of Nightmares) and rising star artist Carola Borelli (Spider-Woman, The Deadliest Bouquet) launch a coming-of-age horror series, a Breakfast Club in a graveyard filled with frights both nostalgic and new, for fans of Locke & Key and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina!

Hello Darkness #1 – Boom – Horror fans rejoice in cadaverous delight, because Hello Darkness is a brand new monthly anthology series featuring what BOOM! Studios is known for – the best in modern Horror, Fantasy, and Mystery, not to mention the darkest stories yet from an all-star cast of creators! With a spine-tingling lineup of industry legends including Garth Ennis, Becky Cloonan, James Tynion IV, Werther Dell’Edera, Brian Azzarello, Vanesa R. Del Rey, John Arcudi, Ryan Sook, and more, everything from primal fears to modern political horrors will be awakened, in the classic style of Creepy and Eerie and the contemporary chills of Black Mirror. Fans can also expect stunning main covers by Paolo Rivera, variant covers by Jenny Frison on every issue, and a guest artist variant on every issue! In addition, a deadly new Something is Killing the Children story unfolds in the first 6 issues, along with a bone-rattling new serialized tale by Garth Ennis and Becky Cloonan for the first 7!

LAST WARDENS #1 – With an alcoholic father and a hole in her wallet, Danielle Pryer’s life in the rustic town of Bleakwood goes from bad to worse when her long-lost brother, Bruce, returns from the Vietnam War. While Bruce is being plagued by a mysterious and monstrous mutation, he is also being hunted by an incompetent team of paranormal misfits, which leads to Bleakwood quickly becoming ground zero of a supernatural battle that forces Danielle to choose between everything she holds dear and the fate of the world as a whole.

NAMOR #1 – “LAST KING OF ATLANTIS” War rages beneath the waves, from the lost cities of the Secret Seas to the fathomless depths where the Elder Whales reign. Seven kings, old and new, fight to rule the watery realm. But where is Namor, the once mighty Sub-Mariner? He’s sitting behind bars on the surface, with no intention of ever setting foot in the seas again. So begins an oversized Atlantean event that will forever reshape the landscape of the undersea world while at last laying bare the dark history of Atlantis and its fiercest, most infamous defender. An epic that will redefine the King of the Seas in the manner of Jason Aaron’s PUNISHER series!

NICE HOUSE BY THE SEA #1 – No one who was invited to the House knew Max–but she knew each and every one of them. Masters of their fields, titans of industry and knowledge, they all represented the best and brightest of humanity. So when Max whispered to each of them the truth of what they deserved–to be saved from disaster, to carry on the flame of civilization in a paradise built just for them–they all leaped at the chance. Why not? Why shouldn’t they be the ones to live forever? Isn’t it their destiny to survive the culling of the lesser herd? Wouldn’t being named the future of humanity be…nice? With the Eisner Award-winning The Nice House on the Lake, honored as Best New Series by the prestigious Angouleme International Comics Festival, James Tynion IV and Alvaro Martinez Bueno shocked the comics industry and unleashed a classic of contemporary horror…and no matter what you might think is coming, you aren’t ready for their second act!

NIGHT CLUB II #1 – After last year’s smash hit series, your favourite vampire superheroes are back! The only problem is that they’ve all fallen out and Sam is never going to forgive Danny for dating the girl he loves. Is he about to start his own rival vampire gang? From best-selling, award-winning creator Mark Millar

NYX #1 – This isn’t a book about X-Men. This is a book about mutants living past the end of their world and into a new beginning. This is MS. MARVEL embracing her mutant life in the neon streets of the Lower East Side. This is ANOLE trying to keep his head above water. This is WOLVERINE in the shadows of Bushwick, protecting her own. This is PRODIGY writing history as it happens – and SOPHIE CUCKOO finding her own way. The news reports are bleak. The streets feel dangerous. There’s something lurking underground. Evil coming from every direction. But they’re determined to make it. This is mutant community. This is mutant pride. This is NYX.

PATRA #1 – From the celebrated creators behind Starman and The Flash comes this new supernatural series about slasher monsters, mad scientists, and cult movie-inspired horror. A young girl named ‘Patra wakes up with no memory of her past. All she knows is that a big knife and a horrific mask appear whenever she’s in danger. Oh, that, and a deranged killer, in the tradition of 1980s slasher films, who is slaughtering families in a small mid-western town, and wants to make Patra his victim too. Join us for a new series as one brave little girl faces both monstrous dangers and mysterious secrets in this homage to the classic horror movies of yore. Celebrated scribe James Robinson and artist Scott Kolins bring a new slasher horror series to Dark Horse!

PHOENIX #1 – She is JEAN GREY. She is PHOENIX. She saves the world. She brings death. One woman, alone in space, who not only must do what no one else can: she yearns to. A desperate S.O.S. from NOVA brings the Phoenix to the edge of a black hole, where hundreds of lives hang in the balance…and whatever Jean does – or fails to do – will bring darkness to the universe and haunt her in ways she can scarcely imagine

SOUL TAKER #1 – Amarantha is the last of her race, an ancient species that has lived among us for millennia, feeding on the life energies of humanity. Now enjoying a peaceful existence in a retirement community, she continues to consume just enough to survive. But Amarantha has made enemies throughout her long life and an ancient foe thought long defeated has returned and is out for blood, while a newer threat seeks to capture her for their own nefarious purposes! Now Amarantha must do everything in her power to vanquish her enemies and protect the life she has made for herself.

SPAWN KILLS EVERY SPAWN #1 – What happens when you find out you’re not the only Hellspawn? What if you also find out you’re not the coolest Hellspawn? Easy—you kill them all!

SPIDER-MAN: REIGN 2 #1 – Award-winning writer/artist Kaare Andrews returns to the world of SPIDER-MAN’S dystopian future in this sequel to the landmark, genre-defying SPIDER-MAN: REIGN! And who is the new BLACK CAT?! What tragedies and triumphs await this older, grizzled Peter Parker? Peter isn’t the only one who aged wait until you see what happened to MILES MORALES!

STAR WARS: INQUISITORS #1 – HE JEDI MUST DIE! Weapons of the EMPEROR, sent out into the galaxy to track down and kill any Jedi who survived ORDER 66, the ruthless INQUISITORS are among the most skilled and deadly threats to those who served the light side of the Force. Buried in the annals of Jedi lore is the story of TENSU RUN, the Jedi who faced the Inquisitors and DARTH VADER! What became of him, and why did the EMPIRE so greatly fear his existence?

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (2024) #1 – NEW SERIES PREMIERE! NEW JUMPING-ON POINT!The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have all left New York to pursue their own interests, but there are forces gathering that will pull them back together whether the bad guys like it or not. First up: Raphael! But why is everyone’s favorite brawler in prison?! When a surprise attack behind bars puts Raph’s position in jeopardy, he needs to figure out how to get out of jail and warn his brothers that trouble is coming.Superstar writer Jason Aaron

VENOM WAR #1 – LAST VENOM STANDING! The Venom Symbiote has bonded with both Eddie Brock and his son Dylan at different points. Now both Brocks are going head-to-head, determined to be the one, true Venom! Father versus son in a showdown of showdowns that threatens to tear the world asunder!

WHAT IF…? DONALD DUCK BECAME WOLVERINE #1 – In the most unexpected mashup of our time, we travel to the near future where chaos rules as PETE-SKULL has turned DUCKBURG into a super-hero-less WASTELAND. Only OLD DUCK DONALD can turn the tide but he’s given up his battling’ days and prefers naps and GRANDMA’s apple pie over fighting villains. But when MICKEY-HAWKEYE comes knocking at the door with GOOFY-HULK at his side, WOLVERINE-DONALD has to make a choice! Will a trip down memory lane change his mind to save the world or will the lure of the backyard hammock and a long nap keep him from popping his claws one last time? Featuring some of DONALD-WOLVERINE’S greatest moments!

WEREWOLF BY NIGHT: BLOOD HUNT #1 – As the BLOOD HUNT wreaks untold havoc across the Marvel Universe, one of those affected in most unexpected ways is the WEREWOLF BY NIGHT! Imbued with NEW ABILITIES, a NEW LOOK, and a DANGEROUS NEW DIRECTION, this Werewolf by Night is UNLIKE ANY YOU HAVE SEEN OR KNOWN BEFORE! Starring JAKE GOMEZ, this is one tie-in no BLOOD HUNT reading order is complete without!

WITCHBLADE (2024) #1 – Sara Pezzini is back in an all-new origin story! A reimagining of the classic storyline, this high-octane supernatural thriller starts at the beginning with familiar characters and new story arcs.New York City Police Detective Sara Pezzini’s life was forever fractured by her father’s murder. Cold, cunning, and hellbent on revenge, Sara now stalks a vicious criminal cabal beneath the city, where an ancient power collides and transforms her into something wild, magnificent, and beyond her darkest imaginings.From co-creator MARC SILVESTRI (THE DARKNESS, CYBER FORCE, Batman and the Joker: The Dearly Duo) and writer MARGUERITE BENNETT (Animosity, Batwoman, DC Bombshells) with artist GIUSEPPE CAFARO (Suicide Squad, Power Rangers, Red Sonja) comes a bold new era of _WITCHBLADE!

WOLVERINE: DEEP CUT #1 – At last – LOGAN’s secret adventure revealed! Featuring a sinister revelation and claw-to-claw confrontations with SABRETOOTH, this is a must-have WOLVERINE story for new and long-standing fans alike that simply cannot be missed! Back in UNCANNY X-MEN #246, Logan set off from the Australian outback, leaving behind what was left of the X-MEN, for a personal mission. Now, after decades of mystery, Chris Claremont reveals just what Wolverine got up to before his classic battle with the REAVERS! The next Chris Claremont-penned mutant saga begins, with the untold story of Wolverine’s most personal mission!

X-FORCE #1 – A NEW PATH FORGED! The world is fractured. FORGE uses his powers of invention to devise the only fix: an all-new, all-different X-FORCE! Forge leads a custom-made, handpicked team of mutants – RACHEL SUMMERS, BETSY BRADDOCK, SAGE, SURGE and introducing TANK – in off-the-books missions so dire, so integral to the fate of the Marvel Universe, there’s no time to stop for permission! As Forge detects increasing threats across the planet, he will recruit a specialist for each target – first up: that regenerating degenerate, DEADPOOL! Be here for an X-Force like you’ve never seen them before, stick around to see who joins, who lives, who dies and uncover the mystery of Forge’s discovery!

X-MEN #1 – FROM THE ASHES! Krakoa is gone, ORCHIS has fallen…but the X-Men remain, always. Cyclops leads, because that is what he does. Beast builds, because that is what he does. And from their new home in Alaska, the X-Men raise a flag of defiance. Mutant business is their business. Join CYCLOPS, BEAST, MAGNETO, PSYLOCKE, KID OMEGA, TEMPER, MAGIK and JUGGERNAUT as new forces in the world move into position, battling for the destiny and philosophy of the mutant species.

Notable Reprints
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #258 FACSIMILE EDITION – Continuing a Facsimile celebration of the early days of Spider-Man’s black costume – which he’s about to discover is really an alien symbiote intending to bond with him forever! But that isn’t the only revelation to rock Peter Parker’s world. Because when Mary Jane Watson tells him she’s known his secret for years, it will change everything! Torn between MJ and the Black Cat, Peter is put into an emotional tailspin – and a shocking nightmare forces him to seek answers about his remarkable suit! But will Mister Fantastic of the Fantastic Four be able to help him? Plus: Spidey dons an even newer, instantly iconic ensemble! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all!

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 FACSIMILE EDITION – In this facsimile of the premiere issue of the JLA’s first self-titled series

Msh Secret Wars #8 Facsimile Ed – First appearance of the Black Costume Spider-Man gets a facsimile.

Classic Judas Contract story gets a reprint.

WOLVERINE #88 FACSIMILE EDITION – The first comic-book meeting of Wolverine and Deadpool! And when Logan meets Wade Wilson, they don’t waste time on introductions before they get right down to the business of trying to kill each other! But as Deadpool and Wolverine test their respective healing factors to their limits, they’re not the only players on this stage: Garrison “Weapon X” Kane and Wade’s ex-girlfriend Copycat are trying to have a normal life together, which includes joining a theater troupe! And as Deadpool enters stage right looking to exact painful revenge on Kane, Logan will have to act fast to save him! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting WOLVERINE (1988) #88.

The Razz of the Month
MARVEL ZERO [2024] #1 – Didn’t get this year’s FCBD Marvel books, well don’t worry Marvel has you covered, with a $7 price tag. No thanks.

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