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Convergence is finally over this week. Thank the Old Gods and the new (DC puns!).

Marvel is consumed by Secret Wars.

The REAL deal this week is Dark Horse rolling out Fight Club 2 #1, which features a new story about…that organization, which also features interiors by Cameron Stewart (Catwoman). An independent publisher, Avatar Press, is printing a brand new Alan Moore story which features very lofty expectations laid out in the solicits. Archie Comics braces for “Worlds Unite” as well as new spooky story in the pages of Sabrina #3. Image has a new Deadly Class #13 plus IDW has Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #46. 

The next few weeks are prime to circle the wagons for the smaller publishers, especially with the high profile choices this week.

Fight Club 2 #1 (Dark Horse)

Writer: Chuck Palahniuk, Artist: Cameron Stewart, $3.99
Writer: Chuck Palahniuk, Artist: Cameron Stewart, $3.99

No blurb necessary.

Convergence #8 (DC)

Writers: Jeff King + Scott Lobdell, Artist: Carlo Pagulayan, $4.99
Writers: Jeff King + Scott Lobdell, Artist: Carlo Pagulayan, $4.99

Convergence has been a real stinker. But how is this all going to get wrapped up? First it’s Telos that’s the big bad, then its Deimos, now Parallax? If Convergence #8 is another turd, that won’t help DC transition smoothly into the new era and really won’t set the stage for future crossovers.

Sandman: Overture #5 (DC/Vertigo)

Writer: Neil Gaiman, Artist: J. H. Williams, $3.99
Writer: Neil Gaiman, Artist: J. H. Williams, $3.99

Though not on time, there’s some leeway for Gaiman and his Sandman yarns. This is the penultimate of the prequel that sows the seeds for where the Sandman originally started. Plus it has interiors from J. H. Williams (Batwoman, Detective Comics) which makes it an even better treat when these hit the shelves.

Providence #1 (Avatar Press)

Writer: Alan Moore, Artist: Jacen Burrows, $3.99
Writer: Alan Moore, Artist: Jacen Burrows, $3.99

Let me briefly summarize this particular work. It is billed as Moore’s most “carefully considered work in decades” and is a deconstruction of all of Lovecraft’s concept. Buckle up.

Sonic Universe #76 (Archie)

Writer: Ian Flynn, Artist: Dan Schoening, $3.99
Writer: Ian Flynn, Artist: Dan Schoening, $3.99

The “Worlds Unite” crossover kicks off here. Sigma escapes the world of Mega Man and lands in Dr. Eggman’s Lost Hex base. Nostalgia assemble!

ACTION LAB

  • Kids of the Round Table #1
  • Nutmeg #3
  • Vamplets Nightmare Nursery #3

ALTERNA

  • FUBAR Mother Russia #2

ARCHIE

  • Archie’s Funhouse Jumbo Comics Double Digest #15
  • Sabrina #3
  • Sonic Universe #76

AVATAR PRESS

  • Dark Gods #6
  • God is Dead #36
  • Providence #1
  • Uber #23

BLACK MASK

  • Godkiller Walk Among Us #5
  • Mayday #2

BLISS ON TAP

  • Future Proof #5

BONGO

  • Bart Simpson Comics #96

BOOM!

  • Adventure Time #40
  • Big Trouble in Little China #11
  • Bravest Warriors Tales From the Holo John #1
  • Capture Creatures #4
  • Curb Stomp #4
  • Mouse Guard Legends of the Guard #3
  • Munchkin #5

CHAPTER HOUSE

  • Captain Canuck #1

COMIX TRIBE

  • Red Ten #7

DANGER ZONE

  • Zombie Tramp vs. Vampblade #1

DARK CIRCLE

  • Black Hood #4

DARK HORSE

  • Captain Midnight #23
  • Conan the Avenger #14
  • Elfquest Final Quest #9
  • Fight Club 2 #1
  • Frankenstein Underground #3
  • Grindhouse Drive In Bleed Out #5
  • Halo Escalation #18
  • Mister X Razed #4
  • Order of the Forge #2
  • Pastaways #3
  • Tomb Raider #16

DC

  • Batman ’66 #23
  • Convergence #8 (Last issue)
  • Convergence: Action Comics #2
  • Convergence: Blue Beetle #2
  • Convergence: Booster Gold #2
  • Convergence: Crime Syndicate #2
  • Convergence: Detective Comics #2
  • Convergence: Infinity, Inc. #2
  • Convergence: Justice Society of America #2
  • Convergence: Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters #2
  • Convergence: SHAZAM #2
  • Convergence: World’s Finest Comics #2
  • He-Man The Eternity War #6
  • Injustice Gods Among Us Year Four #2
  • Effigy #5 (Vertigo)
  • Sandman Overture #5 (Vertigo)
  • Suiciders #4 (Vertigo)

DYNAMITE

  • John Carter Warlord of Mars #7
  • King Flash Gordon #4
  • King Prince Valiant #2
  • Red Sonja #16

HEAVY METAL

  • Hoax Hunters #3

IDW

  • Edward Scissorhands #8
  • Fly Outbreak #3
  • Godzilla: Rulers of the Earth #24
  • Indestructible Stingray #1
  • Infinite Loop #2
  • Judge Dredd #30
  • October Faction #7
  • Powerpuff Girls Super Smash-Up #5
  • Ragnarok #5
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #46
  • Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #41

IMAGE

  • CBLDF Presents Elephantmen Shots #1
  • Chew #49
  • Deadly Class #13
  • Invincible #120
  • Invisible Republic #3
  • Material #1
  • Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta #9
  • Pisces #2
  • Postal #4
  • Sex #21
  • Sons of the Devil #1
  • They’re Not Like Us #6
  • Wayward #8

KENZER & COMPANY

  • Knights of the Dinner Table #220

LEGENDARY

  • Tower Chronicles Dreadstalker #10

MARVEL

  • All-New Hawkeye #3
  • Black Widow #18
  • Disney Kingdom Big Thunder Mountain Railroad #3
  • Inferno #1 (Secret Wars Warzones tie-in)
  • Infinity Gauntlet #1 (Secret Wars Warzones tie-in)
  • Inhumans: Attilan Rising #1 (Secret Wars Battleworld tie-in)
  • Iron Fist Living Weapon #12
  • Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man Web Warriors #7
  • MODOK Assassin #1 (Secret Wars Warzones tie-in)
  • Nova #31
  • Old Man Logan #1 (Secret Wars Warzones tie-in)
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. #6
  • Secret Wars 2099 #1 (Secret Wars Warzones tie-in)
  • Secret Wars Journal #1 (Secret Wars Battleworld tie-in)
  • Uncanny Avengers: Ultron Forever #1 (Part 3 of 3)
  • Where Monsters Dwell #1 (Secret Wars Warzones tie-in)

NOBROW

  • Vacancy (one-shot)

ONI PRESS

  • Hellbreak #3
  • Life After #10

RED ANVIL

  • Mighty Titan #5

TITAN

  • Scarlett Couture #2
  • Surface Tension #1

VALIANT

  • Divinity #4
  • Ivar Timewalker #5

ZENESCOPE

  • Grimm Fairy Tales Presents 10th Anniversary Special #1 Snow White
  • Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Grimm Tales of Terror #11

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