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So, especially with Convergence consuming the entire DC line, it’s been a spotty few weeks. But with it being the last full week before Marvel jumps into Secret Wars and DC trotting out some highly anticipated finales, this week is an absolute monster.

DC finally sees the end of the “Endgame” story that might possibly re-define the Batman mythos in Batman #40. Otherwise, they also have Superman #40 and Justice League #40 in addition to the usual lineup of Convergence and its tie-ins.

Marvel has many “series finales” (I put that in quotes because they’re going to start again after Secret Wars anyway) though there are some very big endings that are actually happening. Fantastic Four #645 is the last of James Robinson’s great run on one of Marvel’s pillar books which make not survive Secret Wars, but who knows. Hickman also finishes up another stellar run of books with the end of his large-scale Avengers story. Otherwise there is Daredevil #15Inhuman #14, and Silk #3.

Image has the second issue of their hip ’70s spy story Red One #2, plus Alex + Ada #14, Invincible #119Skullkickers #32, and Spread #7. IDW deals with the fallout of the death of a ninja turtle with a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #45 as well as a rockin’ new Jem and the Holograms #2.

Batman #40 (DC)

Writer: Scott Snyder, Artists: Greg Capullo + Danny Miki, $4.99
Writer: Scott Snyder, Artists: Greg Capullo + Danny Miki, $4.99

If you’ve been reading “Endgame”, you’re just dying to know how this ends. What could Snyder possibly have in store for this giant-sized conclusion?

Avengers #44/New Avengers #33 (Marvel)

Writer: Jonathan Hickman, Artist: Stefano Caselli, $4.99
Writer: Jonathan Hickman, Artist: Stefano Caselli, $4.99
Writer: Jonathan Hickman, Artist: Kev Walker, $3.99
Writer: Jonathan Hickman, Artist: Kev Walker, $3.99

Hickman’s latest opus ends now with a double-feature. Once again, Hickman pens one of the greatest runs in comics, especially one of the greatest Avengers runs, but the bigger question is: how will this affect what is left of the Marvel Universe going into Secret Wars?

Fantastic Four #645 (Marvel)

Writer: James Robinson, Artist: Leonard Kirk, $5.99
Writer: James Robinson, Artist: Leonard Kirk, $5.99

The FF are in a weird state of limbo with Marvel right now. The book that kick-started the House of Ideas is ending with what is billed as the “most controversial story ever”, and rumors have been circulating for a long time that Marvel doesn’t want to give any good press to properties for which they don’t own the film rights. It’s hard to imagine that Marvel would permanently axe one of their pillar books, but especially with Secret Wars looming, who knows.

Justice League #40 (DC)

Writer: Geoff Johns, Artist: Jason Fabok, $3.99
Writer: Geoff Johns, Artist: Jason Fabok, $3.99

Say what you will about the title as a complete run, I love the recent Justice League books. Johns and Fabok are ready to set the table for the “Darkseid War” which will officially kick off after Convergence. The end of Forever Evil told us that the Anti-Monitor (spoiler for a book that came out a year ago) was making a course for Prime Earth so the Justice League will be between a Darkseid and an Anti-Monitor.

Bitch Planet #4 (Image)

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Artists: Robert Wilson IV + Valentine De Landro, $3.50
Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Artists: Robert Wilson IV + Valentine De Landro, $3.50

Another chapter in Kelly Sue DeConnick’s acclaimed space prison epic is nearing a potential battle royale. There may be a helping hand in the form of a secret prisoner that could shift the balance or things are going to get brutal.

 

AC Comics

  • Men of Mystery #96

ACTION LAB

  • Pirate Eye Exiled from Exile #4
  • Princeless Pirate Princess #4

AFTERBURN

  • SkyStorm Origins #1

ALTERNA

  • FUBAR Mother Russia #1

ALTERNATIVE

  • Alamo Value Plus #1
  • Johnny Viable and His Terse Friends
  • Men’s Feelings #1

ANTARCTIC PRESS

  • Rod Espinosa’s Steampunk Snow Queen #1
  • Sherlock Holmes Steam Detective Case Files – Beauty and the Bohemian
  • Steambusters

ARCHIE

  • Archie Funhouse Comics Double Digest #14
  • Sonic Boom #7

AVATAR PRESS

  • Crossed Badlands #76
  • God is Dead #34
  • War Stories #8

BLACK MASK

  • Godkiller Walk Among Us #4
  • Mayday #1

BLISS ON TAP

  • I Play the Bad Guy #4

BOOM!

  • Big Trouble in Little China #10
  • Burning Fields #4
  • Hit 1957 #2
  • Munchkin #4
  • Plunder #3
  • Rocket Salvage #5
  • Steven Universe Greg Universe Special #1

BOUNDLESS

  • Lady Death Apocalypse #4

DANGER ZONE

  • Puppet Master #2

DARK HORSE

  • Captain Midnight #22
  • Conan/Red Sonja #4
  • Conan the Avenger #13
  • Order of the Forge #1
  • Pastaways #2
  • Resident Alien Sam Hain Mystery #0

DC

  • Batman #40
  • Convergence #4
  • Convergence: Action Comics #1
  • Convergence: Blue Beetle #1
  • Convergence: Booster Gold #1
  • Convergence: Crime Syndicate #1
  • Convergence: Detective Comics #1
  • Convergence: Infinity Inc #1
  • Convergence: Justice Society of America #1
  • Convergence: Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters #1
  • Convergence: SHAZAM #1
  • Convergence: World’s Finest Comics #1
  • He-Man The Eternity War #5
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Three Annual #1
  • Justice League #40
  • Multiversity #2
  • Superman #40
  • Vertigo Quarterly SFX #1 (Vertigo)

DYNAMITE

  • Battlestar Galactica Six #4
  • Blood Queen vs Dracula #3
  • Devilers #6
  • King Jungle Jim #3
  • Twilight Zone Shadow & Substance #4

HASHTAG

  • Carpe Noctem #1

HEAVY METAL

  • Hoax Hunters #2

IDW

  • Garbage Pail Kids Fables Fantasy and Farts
  • G.I. Joe #8
  • Haunted Horror #16
  • Jem and the Holograms #2
  • Judge Dredd #29
  • My Little Pony: Fiendship is Magic #5
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #22
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #45
  • Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #40

IMAGE

  • Alex + Ada #14
  • Bitch Planet #4
  • Fuse #12
  • Invincible #119
  • Mice Templar: Nights End #2
  • Morning Glories #45
  • Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta #8
  • Pisces #1
  • Red One #2
  • Rumble #5
  • Skullkickers #32
  • Spread #7
  • They’re Not Like Us #5
  • Wayward #7
  • Witchblade #182

LEGENDARY

  • Tower Chronicles Dreadstalker #9

MARVEL

  • All-New Captain America #6
  • Avengers #44 (final issue)
  • Daredevil #15
  • Fantastic Four #645 (final issue)
  • Inhuman #14
  • James Patterson Max Ride First Flight #2
  • Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man Web Warriors #6
  • Moon Knight #14
  • New Avengers: Ultron Forever #1 (“Ultron Forever” pt. 2)
  • New Avengers #33 (final issue)
  • Nova #30
  • Powers Firsts #1 ($1 reprint)
  • Princess Leia #3
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. #5
  • Secret Avengers #15 (final issue)
  • Silk #3
  • Silver Surfer #11
  • Spider-Man & the X-Men #6
  • Superior Iron Man #8
  • True Believers: Age of Ultron #1 ($1 reprint)
  • True Believers: Miles Morales #1 ($1 reprint)
  • Wolverines #16
  • X-Men #26

NORTHWEST

  • Rise Comics Against Bullying #2

ONI PRESS

  • Brides of Helheim #5
  • Hellbreak #2

TITAN

  • Scarlett Couture #1

VALIANT

  • Quantum & Woody Must Die #4

ZENESCOPE

  • Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Jungle Book Fall of the Wild #5
  • Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Oz Reign of the Witch Queen #1

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