Stories from the past, stories about the future, stories about different universes, this monster week has it all! DC rolls out the penultimate week of “Futures End” one-shots that include Batman and Robin, Batman/Superman, Batwoman, Green Lanterns New Guardians, Justice League, Red Hood and the Outlaws, Supergirl, Superman/Wonder Woman, Teen Titans, Trinity of Sin Pandora, and Wonder Woman. DC also rolls out the next issue of the highly popular and touted Multiversity from Grant Morrison. Marvel dips into the future for “Time Runs Out” in the Hickman Avengers run, as well as more entries in the “Edge of Spider-Verse” event. Now I’m not the World’s Greatest Detective, but I knew something was up when I didn’t spy the third issue of Death of Wolverine in this weeks solicits and I was on to something as they officially delayed the next issue (#3) until October 1st, which pushes every subsequent issue and tie-in back farther. Elsewise there’s a new Thor God of Thunder #25, Daredevil #8, Hulk #6 + Savage Hulk #4 + Hulk Annual #1, Original Sin #5.5, and double dose of uncanny with Uncanny Avengers #24 and Uncanny X-Men #26. Image trots out Deadly Class #7, Stray Bullets Killers #7, Trees #5, and Wicked + The Divine #4. IDW finishes up their Turtles in Time mini-series and has a new Godzilla Cataclysm #2.
Multiversity Society Of Super-Heroes Conquerors Of The Counter-World #1 (DC)
The DC fanboy fetish that was fawned over in its first issue returns for its second act. It’s the pulp heroes of Earth-20 going up against Vandal Savage and the diabolical counterparts from Earth-40. Let’s rumble!
Avengers #35 (Marvel)
Welp, this is apparently it. The story dubbed “Time Runs Out” sees an Avengers team that is not the usual team of Avengers. Hickman’s run on the Avengers family of books leads to this, and it is Marvel’s 75th anniversary. Merely speculation.
Batman and Robin Futures End #1 (DC)
If you read the Batman Futures End one-shot you’ll know that the years have no been kind to the Dark Knight, which makes things all the more difficult when, ostensibly, Batman is going to go up against Heretic. A creation by Grant Morrison, Heretic is a clone of Batman’s deceased son Damian, who was killed by none other than Heretic himself. Of course, with the way the Batman one-shot ended…
All-New X-Men #32 (Marvel)
Come on down, Marvel! You’re next up for multiversal weirdness! Queued up by last issue, the original X-Men meet the new Ultimate Spider-Man, Miles Morales. With the Ultimate universe getting condensed maybe this is a chance for a new start for Miles Morales.
Deadly Class #7 (Image)
The first arc of Remender’s tales of a high school for killers and assassins was met with much praise and so begins the next one. Marcus has sowed some seeds that might come back to bite him, but anything seems possible at a high school of trained killers…in 1987! We can dance if we want to!
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