Best of
Superheroes

2014

Miracleman, Book One: A Dream of Flying


Alan Moore - 2014
    After nearly two decades away, Miracleman uncovers his origins and their connection to the British military's "Project Zarathustra" - while his alter ego, Michael Moran, must reconcile his life as the lesser half of a god.

Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain


Richard Roberts - 2014
    She's got superhero parents. She's got the ultimate mad science power, filling her life with crazy gadgets even she doesn't understand. She has two super powered best friends. In middle school, the line between good and evil looks clear.In real life, nothing is that clear. All it takes is one hero's sidekick picking a fight, and Penny and her friends are labeled supervillains. In the process, Penny learns a hard lesson about villainy: She's good at it.Criminal masterminds, heroes in power armor, bottles of dragon blood, alien war drones, shape shifters and ghosts, no matter what the super powered world throws at her, Penny and her friends come out on top. They have to. If she can keep winning, maybe she can clear her name before her mom and dad find out.

Young Avengers Omnibus


Kieron Gillen - 2014
    It matters what we do. Someone has to save the world. You're someone. Do the math. The critically acclaimed team of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie reinvent the teen super-hero comic for the 21st century - uniting Wiccan, Hulkling and Kate "Hawkeye" Bishop with Kid Loki, Marvel Boy and Miss America. No pressure, right? When Wiccan makes a horrible mistake that comes back to bite everyone on their communal posteriors, we cue five issues of hormonal panic. Fight scenes! Fake IDs! Plentiful feels! (a.k.a. "meaningful emotional character beats" for people who aren't on tumblr.) Young Avengers is as NOW! as the air in your lungs and twice as vital.Collecting: Young Avengers 1-15, material from Marvel Now! Point One.1

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal


G. Willow Wilson - 2014
    Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she's suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them, as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to bear? Kamala has no idea, either. But she's comin' for you, Jersey! It's history in the making from acclaimed writer G. Willow Wilson (Air, Cairo) and beloved artist Adrian Alphona (RUNAWAYS)! Collecting MS. MARVEL (2014) #1-5 and material from ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1.

Origins of a D-List Supervillain


Jim Bernheimer - 2014
    Follow Cal Stringel’s misadventures as he climbs to the lowest levels of supervillany in the prequel to the smash hit, Confessions of a D-List Supervillain. Angry that he wouldn’t be known as the engineer who made Ultraweapon’s force blasters, Cal resigns to chase after a bigger, better paycheck. However, the Promethia Corporation isn’t going to let him go that easily and sets out to make his life a living hell. Fed up at being pushed around by a company with an endless supply of lawyers and litigation, Cal sets out to build his own version of Ultraweapon’s powered armor and take his revenge! What Cal doesn’t count on is just how hard this is going to be. Along the way, he will make both friends and enemies and discover how hard hitting rock bottom can feel. Whether Cal is trying to smooth talk his way out of the prison for supervillains, haggle with nefarious employers over the price of his inventions, or battle with the Gulf Coast Guardians, he’s in for one wild ride! He’ll need to learn that when money is tight that everything has a price – from the cost of making weapons for a psychotic speedster to how much to charge for taking the blame for a drunken rampage through Las Vegas.

Moon Knight, Vol. 1: From the Dead


Warren Ellis - 2014
    A lot. Be there as Moon Knight punches ghosts(!), investigates a sleep experiment that’s driving its patients insane, travels to the mushroom graveyard planet(!!), faces the Black Spectre and takes on twenty mob enforcers to save an abductee…alone. Marvel’s most mind-bending adventure begins as Moon Knight sleuths his way to the rotten core of New York’s most bizarre mysteries!Collecting: Moon Knight 1-6

The Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Volume 1: Getting the Band Back Together


Nick Spencer - 2014
    It's a brand-new sleeper-hit series starring some of Spidey's deadliest baddies! Boomerang and his fellow villains prove that with terrible powers come terrible responsibilities...and Spider-Man will soon learn that with superior villains come superior problems! Out on bail and aiming to stay out of jail, Boomerang must get his cronies on target - but does Frank Castle, the one-man army known as the Punisher, have them targeted already?Collecting: The Superior Foes of Spider-Man 1-6

Love for the Cold-Blooded, or The Part-Time Evil Minion's Guide to Accidentally Dating a Superhero


Alex Gabriel - 2014
    Evil minions. And one hell of a conflict of interest.Being related to a supervillain isn’t a big deal to Pat West. So what if his mom occasionally tries to take over the world? All Pat wants is to finish university and become an urban designer. That he moonlights as an evil minion sometimes – that’s just a family tradition.Then Pat accidentally sleeps with superhero Silver Paladin, otherwise known as reclusive billionaire Nick Andersen. It’s a simple misunderstanding. Pat never means to impersonate a prostitute, honest. But soon Pat is in way over his head, and threatening to fall for the worst possible guy.When Pat’s mother returns to bring the world to its knees, Silver Paladin races to stop her… and all of Pat’s secrets threaten to blow up in his face. How can Pat reconcile being a minion with wanting a hero? Will Nick’s feelings for Pat overcome what keeps them apart? Or will they both lose everything?“Love for the Cold-Blooded” is a light-hearted jaunt through a world of superheroes and villains, android dolphins, mind control rays, eldritch artifacts stolen from the tombs of ancient gods, and young men loving not wisely, but well.

Loki: Agent of Asgard #1


Al Ewing - 2014
    As Asgardia's one-man secret service, he's ready to lie, cheat, steal, bluff and snog his way through the twistiest, turniest and most treacherous missions the All-Mother can throw at him...

Captain Marvel, Volume 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More


Kelly Sue DeConnick - 2014
    But as Carol takes on a mission to return an alien girl to her homeworld, she lands in the middle of an uprising against the Galactic Alliance and the Spartax! Investigating the forced resettlement of Rocket Girl's people, Carol discovers she has a history with the man behind the plot. But when the bad guy tries to blackmail Carol and turn the Avengers against her, it's payback time! Guest-starring the Guardians of the Galaxy!Collecting: Captain Marvel (2014) 1-6.

Black Widow, Volume 1: The Finely Woven Thread


Nathan Edmondson - 2014
    She may be an Avenger and an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., but the Widow has her own mission: to atone for her past as a KGB assassin. Her methods are dirty. Her heart is cold. But her work is flawless. On an undercover assignment in Russia, she finds that the Hand of God is reaching for her--and it's as merciless as its name. Outmatched by the brute force of this powerful new villain, Natasha discovers a deadly globe-spanning plot. It's a race against time, and the Widow has nowhere to turn for answers. The trail of blood and destruction will test her strength and cunning--but it may also test her faith. Collecting: Black Widow 1-6 & material from All-New Marvel Now!.Point One

She-Hulk #1


Charles Soule - 2014
    With a new practice, a new paralegal and a mounting number of super villains she's racking up as personal enemies, She Hulk might have bitten off a little more than she can chew…but she just calls that that Tuesday.

Strong Female Protagonist. Book One


Brennan Lee Mulligan - 2014
    Fighting crime with other teenagers under the alter ego Mega Girl was fun - until an encounter with Menace, her mind-reading arch enemy, showed her evidence of a sinister conspiracy, and suddenly battling giant robots didn't seem so important. Now Alison is going to college and trying to find ways to help the world while still getting to class on time. It's impossible to escape the past, however, and everyone has their own idea of what it means to be a hero.... After a phenomenal success on Kickstarter, Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag bring their popular webcomic into print, collecting the first four issues, as well as some all-new, full-color pages!

Journey Into Mystery by Kieron Gillen: The Complete Collection, Vol. 2


Kieron Gillen - 2014
    A forgotten hero returns - but will the truth behind his exile consume the world? Only the New Mutants can help young Loki now! Then, civil war breaks out among the British Manchester Gods! But even with Loki's aid, can Merlyn, King Arthur and Captain Britain prevail? And what does Hela want with the Holy Grail?! Meanwhile, Thor is caught in an eternal game between cosmic entiti es - and when the cursed Vanir return and declare war on Asgardia, Surtur's fire rages across the nine worlds!COLLECTING: EXILED 1; NEW MUTANTS 42-43; JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY 637-645; THE MIGHTY THOR 18-22, ANNUAL 1

The Joker: A Celebration of 75 Years


Bill Finger - 2014
    Featuring stories from BATMAN #1, 5, 25, 32, 85, 163, 251, 427, BATMAN #15 (THE NEW 52), DETECTIVE COMICS #64, 168, 180, 475, 476, 726, 741, 826, DETECTIVE COMICS #1 (THE NEW 52), WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #61, SUPERMAN #9 and BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #66.

Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Two (Digital Edition) #1


Tom Taylor - 2014
    Meanwhile, the warring hero camps have called a temporary truce as they come together for the burial of a fallen comrade. Happier times are recalled for Green Arrow, Green Lantern and Black Canary. But there's no ignoring the anger that runs deep and no doubt that the resistance to Superman's New World Order is about to heat up again.

The Metropolitan Man


Alexander Wales - 2014
    Features Lex Luthor as the villain protagonist as he comes to grips with the arrival of an alien god. Occasional point-of-view chapters/sections featuring Lois Lane. Takes place outside any established comics continuity.

Batman: A Celebration of 75 Years


Bill Finger - 2014
    This new title collects the best Batman stories of all time, arranged according to era, and featuring appearances by The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman, The Riddler and many others.Detective Comics #27 - "The Case of the Chemical Syndicate"Batman #1 - "The Legend of the Batman - Who He Is and How He Came to Be!"Detective Comics #83 - "Accidentally on Purpose!"Batman #49 - "The Scoop of the Century!"Detective Comics #211 - "The Jungle Cat-Queen!"Detective Comics #216 - "The Batman of Tomorrow!"World's Finest #94 - "The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team"Detective Comics #327 - "The Mystery of the Menacing Mask!"Batman #181 - "Beware of -- Poison Ivy!"Detective Comics #359 - "The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl!"Detective Comics #395 - "The Secret of the Waiting Graves"Detective Comics #442 - "Death Flies the Haunted Sky"Detective Comics #474 - "The Deadshot Ricochet"DC Special Series #21 - "Wanted: Santa Claus -- Dead or Alive!"Batman Special #1 - "The Player on the Other Side!"Detective Comics #574 - "...My Beginning...and My Probable End."Detective Comics #633 - "Identity Crisis"Batman #497 - "The Broken Bat"Detective Comics #711 -"Knight Out"Detective Comics #757 - "Air Time"Detective Comics #821 - "The Beautiful People"Batman (Volume 2) #2 - "Trust Fall""The Case of the Chemical Syndicate" (reimagining)

My First Book of Girl Power


Julie Merberg - 2014
    From Wonder Woman's ability to find the truth to Black Canary's powerful voice to Batgirl's keen mind, readers will find much to admire. Cool, classic art makes for a fun, colorful package.

Warlock: The Complete Collection


Jim Starlin - 2014
    Starlin evolved Warlock to the next level, imbuing the character with the inner demons of a man-god on the brink of insanity. Forced to confront an evil version of himself and the nihilisti c menace Thanos, Warlock's conflicts weren't just knuckle-grinding throw-downs; they were epic, existenti al struggles for his very soul. Featuring the fi rst-ever assembling of the Infinity Gems. COLLECTING: Strange Tales 178-181, Warlock 9-15, Avengers Annual 7, Marvel Two-In-One Annual 2

Almost Super


Marion Jensen - 2014
    No one knows why, and no one questions it. All the Baileys know is that it's their duty to protect the world from those evil, supervillainous Johnsons.Today, Rafter Bailey and his brother Benny are finally going to get their superpowers. Benny wants to be a speedy, and Rafter hopes he gets super strength so he can save the day just like his grandfather. But when their powers arrive, they are, well, duds. Rafter can light matches on polyester, and Benny can turn his innie belly button into an outie.Suddenly Rafter and Benny's world is turned upside down. Especially when they realize that Juanita Johnson, the villain in Rafter's algebra class, thinks that her family are the superheroes and the Baileys are the villains.What if everything Rafter thought he knew about superheroes turns out to be a lie? He may not have an awesome power, but with the help of Benny and an unexpected friend, he could just be almost super.

Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection Vol. 1: Great Power


Stan Lee - 2014
    The combination was pure magic. With this Epic Collecti on you can leap into Spider-Man's web-slinging world from the very beginning.COLLECTING: AMAZING FANTASY (1962) 15, AMAZING SPIDERMAN (1963) 1-17, ANNUAL (1964) 1 (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION VOL. 1

Daredevil, by Mark Waid, Volume 2


Mark Waid - 2014
    But the plan goes pear-shaped when one hero betrays the group! Then, Daredevil undergoes urgent brain surgery when Ant-Man enters his head to destroy sensory-deprivation robots implanted by Dr. Doom. But when the bots battle back, Ant-Man must fight blind!Collecting: Daredevil 11-21, Avenging Spider-Man 6, The Punisher 10

She-Hulk by Dan Slott: The Complete Collection, Volume 1


Dan Slott - 2014
    Plus: No one hates She-Hulk more than Titania! What makes her one of the deadliest threats in the universe? And how is Hawkeye's fate tied to She-Hulk's latest case? Join She-Hulk as she deals with the bizarre legal problems of the Marvel Universe! COLLECTING: SHE-HULK (2004) 1-12, SHE-HULK (2005) 1-5

Silver Surfer, Vol. 1: New Dawn


Dan Slott - 2014
    Bigger than you could ever imagine. And the Silver Surfer, lone sentinel of the skyways, is about to discover that the best way to see it...is with someone else. Meet Dawn Greenwood, the Earth girl who's challenged the Surfer to go beyond the boundaries of the known universe - into the strange, the new, and the utterly fantastic! Who is the Never Queen? How is the universe's future tied into her very existence? And why is she trying to destroy the Surfer? And when the Surfer tries to return Dawn home, he gets swept into a strange battle against Shuma-Gorath alongside Dr. Strange, the Hulk and more! The problem is, to stop Shuma-Gorath, Dawn will have to pay the price...with her life.COLLECTING: SILVER SURFER 1-5, ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE

Secret Avengers, Volume 1: Let's Have a Problem


Aleš Kot - 2014
    satellites! A post-nuclear warhead goes missing in the Middle East! And the Fury...yes, the unstoppable super hero-killing machine from Captain Britain...reappears deep inside Chinese territory! Can Hawkeye, Black Widow and Spider-Woman save Nick Fury and Phil Coulson from dying horribly in space? Will a wounded Maria Hill figure out what her uneasy ally M.O.D.O.K. is up to? Do the Secret Avengers have a prayer against the Fury? As death hits the Helicarrier, Black Widow faces Lady Bullseye...and Coulson goes rogue!Collecting: Secret Avengers 1-5

Batman: Li'l Gotham, Vol. 1


Dustin Nguyen - 2014
    Freeze, The Penguin, The Joker, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and more! Heartfelt heroism and jubilant justice await you in BATMAN: LI'L GOTHAM (collects issues #1-6) from Dustin Nguyen (Batman, Justice League Beyond) and Derek Fridolfs (Batman: Arkham City). Mark your calendars!

Supertato


Sue Hendra - 2014
    He's the superhero with eyes everywhere - but now there's a pea on the loose. A very, very naughty pea. Has Supertato finally met his match? The fabulous new character from Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, the bestselling, award-winning creators of Barry the Fish with Fingers , I Need a Wee  and Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell .Perfect for fans of Oi Frog!Praise for Supertato: 'Hilarious... One of the funniest picture books this year - read it and laugh out loud!' Creative Steps Magazine 'Hendra introduces another very silly but irresistible creation in the grand tradition of Barry, Norman, Keith et al.' BooksellerPraise for Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell: 'Lovely glittery illustrations and simple text make this a must for pre-schoolers' The Daily MailPraise for No-Bot the Robot with No Bottom: 'Fabulously funny and wonderfully warm' Liverpool Echo 'Fans of Barry, Norman and Keith will absolutely adore this new wonderfully eccentric new character' Mumsnet

The Art of Captain America: The Winter Soldier


Marie Javins - 2014
    Jackson, Cobie Smulders and Sebastian Stan!

Guardians of the Galaxy: The Complete Collection, Volume 1


Dan Abnett - 2014
    Led by Star-Lord, the newly-minted Guardians of the Galaxy include a who's who of the mightiest -and most bizarre - protectors the stars have ever seen! Rocket Raccoon, Drax the Destroyer, Groot, Gamora, Adam Warlock, Mantis, the all-new Quasar, Cosmo the telepathic space dog and more take on the universe's most dangerous menaces...and have fun while doing it! COLLECTING: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2008) 1-12

Mice to the Rescue


Geronimo Stilton - 2014
    He is strong... he is invincible... he is fearless! (Well, almost.) He is one of the Heromice!Now that the terrible Tony Sludge has escaped from prison, it's up to Geronimo Superstilton and the Heromice to defend Muskrat City from the notorious Sewer Rats and stop an enormouse blackout! Will our heroes be able to defeat their enemies without risking their fur?

Angel


S.A. Huchton - 2014
    After being rescued by members of the government’s AdvaNced Genetic EvoLution (ANGEL) Project four years ago, getting recruited for this elite team is all she's wanted.Now 18, she's finally reached her goal after years of study and physical training, but little could have prepared her for life as a genetic experiment. As though coming to terms with her new ability to manipulate water isn't tough enough, she never expected to be swept off her feet by one of her fellow recruits. With genetic alteration, the threat of physical and mental instability hangs over every superhero like a shadow. When one of their own tumbles over the edge of madness, Candace will have to choose between protecting the world, and saving the one who holds her heart.

The Indestructibles: Breakout


Matthew Phillion - 2014
    When Doc, their mentor, went missing, the five teenaged heroes did their best to make the world a better place, stumbling from adventure to adventure without an overall strategy.The general public seems to be cheering them on, but a shadowy government agency lurking in the background, wants to round them up and force them to play by their rules. And they aren't going to take no for an answer — even if it means making an example of the young heroes. Meanwhile, a bigger threat, an escaped experiment who spreads sickness wherever he goes, is working his way toward the City to meet the Indestructibles head on, blaming them for what he has become. With Doc Silence gone, Fury apparently missing, and the Dancer slipping away into her own silent brand of vigilanteism, will Solar be able to hold her team together in the face of this looming threat? And who is the mysterious, neon-pink haired stranger who keeps appearing and then disappearing like an illusion on the Indestructibles' flying base? The Indestructibles have become a national sensation — but will they survive the fame? Please tune into the sequel The Indestructibles: Breakout to find out for sure.

Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man, Volume 1: Revival


Brian Michael Bendis - 2014
    Will he live to regret it?Collecting: Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man 1-5, Ultimate Spider-Man 200

Magneto #1


Cullen Bunn - 2014
    After falling in with Cyclops and the X-Men, Erik Lehnsherr became just one more pawn in another man's war. But now, determined to fight the war for mutantkind's survival on his own terms, Magneto will safeguard the future of the mutant race by hunting down each and every threat that would see his kind extinguished--and bloody his hands that they may never be a threat again.

Daredevil, Volume 1: Devil at Bay


Mark Waid - 2014
    The Owl is back, and he isn't working alone. But old enemies are small potatoes compared to Matt's new "friend": the would-be hero known as the Shroud! As one of DD's oldest enemies is permanently redefined, deadlier than ever, Kirsten and Matt find themselves sharing a volatile secret. But who will crack first? Plus: What killed Foggy Nelson? Also featuring a special look into the future, celebrating DD's fiftieth anniversary with cryptic hints at what's to come!Collecting: Daredevil 1-5, 0.1

The Distort Arc: Cape High Omnibus #1


R.J. Ross - 2014
    Ross: Super Villain Dad America's Grandson Hello Kitty Don't Know Jack "So it's agreed--as part of your parole, you'll become principal of Cape High," Mastermental says. "No, it's not agreed," Nico snaps. He takes a deep breath, forcing himself to calm down. "It is not agreed, because none of the super parents will want their children taught by a super villain. Ask them! I'm sure they're all listening right now--heck, I'm betting this little interview is on Super TV right this instant." He looks to the flashing light he's finally noticed, knowing that he's being recorded. "For your kids' sakes, call right now and tell Double M that he's insane." This is how it starts, for us, the super kids, the cape brats, the students of Cape High.

This, You Protect


owlet - 2014
    The mission resets abruptly, from objective: kill to objective: protect

The MAXX: Maxximized, Volume 1


Sam Kieth - 2014
    As one of the earliest creators for Image Comics, Kieth created The Maxx - a homeless superhero who lives in a box. Both Maxx and his social worker friend, Julie, share adventures in both the real world and in "the Outback," a fantasy realm inhabited by their jungle-inspired totems. In this new edition, each page has been scanned from the original art, remastered, and completely recolored under the watchful eye of Sam Kieth.

Breakout


Rick Wayne - 2014
    But after one of them uncovers a plot to hack the human race, they're not sure which side they're on -- just that not all of them will survive."The Minus Faction" is a super-powered speculative thriller in seven novella-length episodes. In Episode One . . .Beaten. Burned. Broken.Capt. John Regent returns a paraplegic after escaping months of captivity and torture -- except no one knows who took him or what he disclosed.When a government agent comes for answers, she discovers John's fantastical secret and sets him at war with his own country. But the veteran in the wheelchair has one last mission, and he'll fight off the powers-that-be long enough to save the life of a troubled soldier -- even if it costs John his own.

The Protectors


Trey Dowell - 2014
    Scott McAlister? On a good day, he manages to change out of sweatpants.It wasn’t always like this. Scott used to be leader of the Protectors, the world’s one and only squad of superheroes. It was a decent gig, but far from the shiny force for good the UN advertised. He could abide the publicity stunts, the lies, the ham-fisted government handlers—but when one of the Protectors died under his command, it was too much. Wracked with guilt, Scott stepped down and into an early retirement.Now, five years later, a desperate CIA chief shows up on Scott’s doorstep with a polite request and a cadre of shock troops to ensure that Scott accepts. His ex-teammate and ex-lover, Lyla Ravzi, has gone rogue. The former Protector has the ability to control minds, and she’s no longer interested in “protecting.” She wants world domination.Scott’s mission is simple: Find Lyla and stop her. The messy little details are up to him. It’s the last thing Scott needs after five years spent trying to forget the Protectors and to get over Lyla, but the alternative is worse.As he closes in on his target, Scott is forced to confront his past and face a chilling reality: Can he save the world and the woman he once loved? Or will he have to choose?

V is for Villain


Peter Moore - 2014
    Though Brad's basically a genius, Blake is a superhero in the elite Justice Force. And Brad doesn't measure up at his high school, either, where powers like super-strength and flying are the norm. So when Brad makes friends who are more into political action than weight lifting, he's happy to join a new crew-especially since it means spending more time with Layla, a girl who may or may not have a totally illegal, totally secret super-power. And with her help, Brad begins to hone a dangerous new power of his own.But when they're pulled into a web of nefarious criminals, high-stakes battles, and startling family secrets, Brad must choose which side he's on. And once he does, there's no turning back.Perfect for fans of The Avengers, Ironman, and classic comic books, V is for Villain reveals that it's good to be bad.

Secret Origins


Michael C. Bailey - 2014
    Her parents have just gotten divorced, her mom has uprooted her to the town of Kingsport, a lethal high-tech mercenary wants her dead, and a group of teenage superhero wannabes need her help taking down a rogue artificial intelligence threatening to wreck her new home. What's a girl with super-powers to do?

Nightwing Volume 1: Blüdhaven


Dennis O'Neil - 2014
    But shadowy forces have strong reasons for keeping the truth buried and send assassins to silence him forever.Collecting NIGHTWING #1-4, NIGHTWING #1-8.

Zenith: Phase One


Grant Morrison - 2014
    Maximan’s defeat was only kept secret by the nuclear bomb which destroyed both men. Forty-plus years later, and twenty years after a generation of ’60s British superpowered heroes came and went, the teenage pop star Zenith is the only superhuman left – and his only interest in women, drugs, alchohol and fame.So when he is contacted about the threat from the many-angled ones and the impending destruction of our world, his first reaction is to steer well clear.But the superhumans of the past have other plans...Collects- Phase I (Progs #535–#550)- Interlude 1: Whitlock (Prog #558)- Interlude 2: Peyne (Prog #559)

Bloodshot: Deluxe Edition 1


Duane Swierczynski - 2014
    Your brother is trapped behind enemy lines and on the verge of - no. That's not right. Your name is Raymond Garrison. You've retired from the dangers of the field, but a desperate plea from your oldest friend plunges you into a vicious firefight that - no. That's not right, either. You are Bloodshot. You are the shade of gray that freedom requires. The perfect confluence of military necessity and cutting-edge technology. A walking WikiLeaks. A reservoir of dirty secrets that could set the world on fire. And you've just been captured. From his first no-holds-barred suicide run to the heated firefights of the Harbinger Wars, Valiant's indestructible, nanite-enhanced commando begins the quest for the long-lost answers behind his origin in this prestige-sized collection by acclaimed writer Duane Swierczynski (Birds of Prey) and all-star artists Manuel Garcia (Black Widow), Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man), and Arturo Lozzi (Immortal Weapons).Collecting: Bloodshot 1-13, with more than 20-pages of never-before-seen art and extras, direct from the Valiant vaults.

No Master Plan Here


Joel Burdick - 2014
    He thinks he can make the world a better place by being in charge. When the United States government tries to pass a law that requires superhumans to submit to registration and testing, Anansi kills the man in charge of the bill in an attempt to push it off track, earning himself a dead or alive place on America's Most Wanted list. So it comes as a surprise when he is snatched up three years later to save America by the very government he stood against.

Arise (Henchmen Book 2)


Eric Lahti - 2014
    He had a nice place in Colorado, a pretty girl sent him a picture of herself in a bikini, and he had neighbors that left him alone. Everything was looking pretty good until he woke up to find two people in his house that were planning on killing him; one was old coworker and the other was an old boss. It seems that releasing the God of Dreams caused some ripples in places best left alone and Eve's atonement was to kill Steven for his part in the transgression. Wilford wanted to kill Steven because that's just how Wilford is. They all soon find themselves trapped between a runaway God of Dreams bent on expanding his domain and the personification of Fear. If one doesn't get them, the other will. The only solution is to get the gang back together again and find something that can stop at least one, but preferably both, gods before the world comes crashing down around them. They've got more help this time, though; Wilford is tentatively on their side and a mysterious Native American gentleman has offered some assistance, but just how trustworthy the new allies are remains to be seen. There's also one more wrinkle for Steven to sort out: The God of Dreams wants his girl. From a shootout in Tijuana to a strange base in Dulce, New Mexico, Steven has his hands full just trying to stay ahead of the god that wants him dead, the girl he's finding himself more and more smitten with, and new allies that may or may not be up to any good. Some days it's hard to be one of the henchmen.

Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger: The Screenplay


Christopher Markus - 2014
    Now, relive all the shield-slinging excitement with the film's official screenplay! As World War II rages across Europe, frail Steve Rogers' indomitable drive to fight injustice leads him to volunteer for an incredible experiment. Witness Steve's titanic transformation into Captain America, the world's first super-soldier! Thrill to Cap's wartime adventures behind enemy lines alongside his best friend Bucky Barnes! Swoon as Rogers falls for tough-as-nails secret agent Peggy Carter! And gasp at Cap's final confrontation with Hydra and the villainous Red Skull! Delve deep into the First Avenger's screenplay, and experience Cap's origins in a whole new way!

Archer & Armstrong: Deluxe Edition, Book 1


Fred Van Lente - 2014
    And Archer & Armstrong will have to work together if the future is to stand any chance of surviving the past's greatest threat! From the New York Times best-selling creative team of writer Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies) and artists Clayton Henry (Incredible Herc), Emanuela Lupacchino (X-Factor), and Pere Perez (Action Comics).Collecting: Archer & Armstrong 0-13

Harley Quinn, Vol. 1: Hot in the City


Amanda Conner - 2014
    and leaves no one unscathed in her wake! With art by Chad Hardin and a slew of comics' best artists including Darwyn Cooke, Sam Kieth, Tony S. Daniel, Paul Pope, Walter Simonson and Art Baltazar!Collects HARLEY QUINN #0-8.

Starlight #1


Mark Millar - 2014
    But then he came back home, got married, had kids, and grew old. Now his children have left and his wife has passed away, leaving him alone with nothing except his memories...until a call comes from a distant world asking him back for his final and greatest adventure. This issue launches the much-anticipated Millarworld Universe. Get in on the start of something MASSIVE!

The Indestructibles


Matthew Phillion - 2014
    A ballerina vigilante. A boy with an alien sharing his brain. A girl with a black hole for her heart. And, a werewolf. This is the next generation of heroes Doc Silence has gathered together, a random collection of amazing kids he hopes to train to make the world a better place. But Silence isn't the only one collecting super-powered teenagers. In the shadows, a dark organization — long thought destroyed — has been building a better monster, combining sentient hurricanes with car crash survivors, crafting designer cyborgs, girls made of fire and boys made of pure rage. What is this mysterious organization's goal? And what does it have to do with Doc's past, and his team's future? Will Doc Silence have enough time to teach them to be heroes before they are called upon to save the world — and will his team be ready to accept the mantle as their generation's brightest stars? The Indestructibles introduces Jane, Kate, Billy, Titus, and Emily— Solar, Dancer, Straylight, Fury, and Entropy — to the world as they learn how to use their bizarre powers. Along the way, they also discover something about themselves and whether they have what it takes to save the world. Meanwhile, the mercenary Agent Black and the mysterious Rose find themselves pawns of a villainous organization who plan on changing the world, starting with the creation of a living, breathing, sentient storm system they're able to bend to their will. The Indestructibles, coming soon to a neighborhood near you.

Magneto, Volume 1: Infamous


Cullen Bunn - 2014
    After allying with Cyclops and the X-Men, he became a pawn in another man's war. But now, determined to fight for mutantkind's survival on his own terms, Magneto sets out to regain what he's lost...and remind the world why it should tremble at the sound of his name. Magneto will safeguard the future of the mutant race by hunting down each and every threat that would see his kind extinguished — and bloody his hands that they may never be a threat again.But as horrors from his past loom large and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents pursue him, will Magneto soon become the villain he once was? And how will a mysterious woman from his past affect his mission?Collecting: Magneto 1-6

Hero Status


Kristen Brand - 2014
    Now he's retired and happily married—to his former nemesis, Valentina Belmonte, better known as the Black Valentine. The two have settled in sunny Miami and left the past behind them. No more masks, capes or handcuffs. At least, not outside of the bedroom. But then the famous hero Supersonic turns up dead, and Valentina is arrested for the murder. Dave knows she's innocent, but he has to find the real killer if he wants to prove it. Investigating on his own, dodging the law, he gets tangled in a web of conspiracy that will take more than super-strength to break. If Dave wants to save his wife, he'll have to cross lines no hero ever should... Fans of character-driven genre fiction will enjoy this action-packed thriller. If you like superheroes in movies, TV, or comics, don’t miss out. Download Hero Status and start reading now!

Guardians of the Galaxy: Rocket Raccoon & Groot Steal The Galaxy


Dan Abnett - 2014
    Everyone in the galaxy, however, including the ruthless Kree Empire and the stalwart Nova Corps, seems to want that Recorder, who' about as sane as a sandwich with no mustard. Join Rocket and Groot on a free-for-all across the stars while they try to save all of existence -again!

Guardians of the Galaxy: The Complete Collection, Volume 2


Dan Abnett - 2014
    Can the Guardians of the Galaxy stop the War of Kings? As Black Bolt and Vulcan square off and the Inhumans and Shi'ar ravage entire planets, the Guardians are stuck in the middle! As new discoveries are made and old friends are betrayed, the new Guardians must stand shoulder-to-shoulder with cosmic legends to survive! But when the Fault, a massive rift in reality, releases a viral xenoform that threatens to destroy the cosmos, the bruised and batt ered Guardians must return the creature to its own dimension before the unthinkable happens.COLLECTING: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2008) 13-25

The Spectre, Volume 1: Crimes and Punishments


John Ostrander - 2014
    But the grisly crimes of a serial killer pulls him back into the battle for justice--and sends him on a trip to hell itself. And the enigmatic mystic known as Madame Xanadu tries to help Corrigan and his friends--but her help may lead one of them to commit suicide. Collects THE SPECTRE #1-12.

The Masked Songbird


Emmie Mears - 2014
    She’s got a boyfriend, a rescued pet bird and a flatmate to share rent. Gwen’s biggest challenges: stretching her last twenty quid until payday and not antagonizing her terrifying boss.Then Gwen mistakenly drinks a mysterious beverage that gives her heightened senses, accelerated healing powers and astonishing strength. All of which come in handy the night she rescues her activist neighbour from a beat-down by political thugs.Now Gwen must figure out what else the serum has done to her body, who else is interested and how her boss is involved. Finally—and most mysteriously—she must uncover how this whole debacle is connected to the looming referendum on Scottish independence.Gwen’s hunt for answers will test her superpowers and endanger her family, her friends—even her country.

Captured Heat


Karida Clarke - 2014
    After being used a time too many, she's through with men...until she runs right into the one she can't resist.Cole and Rebecca have both been burned before, but can they put aside their misgivings to protect the human realm and learn to love again?

Star-Lord: Annihilation - Conquest


Keith Giffen - 2014
    As hordes of the Phalanx close in, one team member might have to make the supreme sacrifice!Collects Annihilation: Conquest - Star-Lord #1-4

Super Powered Revenge Christmas


Bill Corbett - 2014
    The icons of pop-culture Christmas do battle as superheroes and supervillains in this book written by Bill Corbett of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and RiffTrax!

The Flash: The Silver Age Omnibus, Volume One


John Broome - 2014
    Stories include the origin of The Flash, the first appearances of his sidekick, Kid Flash, fellow detective The Elongated Man, and much more. Collects SHOWCASE #4, 8, 13 and 14 and THE FLASH #105-132.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Black & White Classics, Vol. 1


Kevin Eastman - 2014
    He shares the story of his master’s murder and asks them to avenge this death and kill the one responsible, the man known as ... Shredder!

The Pitiful Human-Lizard (Issue #1)


Jason Loo - 2014
    A new comic book set in Toronto about a struggling superhero making the best out of his shortcomings.

District 14: Season 2


Pierre Gabus - 2014
    A rotting Tower of Babel where anarchy and wealth commingle, where affluence and crime intertwine It is amidst this vibrant urban landscape that a strange character, an elephant by the name of Michael, disembarks from an immigrant vessel. This mighty pachyderm barely sets his bag down when he is caught in a violent crossfire Along with Hector, an opinionated journalist beaver, they come to form a unique and powerful duo, reporting for one of the city s sensationalist newspapers."

Tales of the Batman: Len Wein


Len Wein - 2014
    In this new hardcover, Batman battles the villainy of The Joker, The Riddler, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Ra's al Ghul and many others. Collects Detective Comics #408, #444-448, #466, #478-479, #500,#514, Batman #307-310, #312-319, #321-324, #326-327,  World's Finest Comics #207, DC Retroactive Batman - The 70s, Untold Legends of the Batman #1-3, Batman Black and White #5.

The Virtues of Captain America


Mark D. White - 2014
    White argues that the core principles, compassion, and judgment exhibited by the 1940's comic book character Captain America remain relevant to the modern world. Simply put, "Cap" embodies many of the classical virtues that have been important to us since the days of the ancient Greeks: honesty, courage, loyalty, perseverance, and, perhaps most importantly, honor. Full of entertaining examples from more than 50 years of comic books, White offers some serious philosophical discussions of everyone's favorite patriot in a light-hearted and accessible way.Presents serious arguments on the virtues of Captain America while being written in a light-hearted and often humorous toneIntroduces basic concepts in moral and political philosophy to the general readerUtilizes examples from 50 years of comics featuring Captain America, the Avengers, and other Marvel superheroesAffirms the value of "old-fashioned" virtues for the modern world without indulging in nostalgia for times long passedReveals the importance of the sound principles that America was founded uponPublishing in advance of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier "out in April 2014.

Armor Hunters


Robert Venditti - 2014
    But now, a relentless and surgical strike team from the farthest reaches of space – sworn to exterminate the armor and all like it – have found their fi nal target. The Armor Hunters are coming. They will hunt. They will trap. They will kill. And they will rid the universe of the X-O Manowar armor’s incalculable destructive power…even if it means taking the Earth with it.In the tradition of the universe-shaking Harbinger Wars, be here when New York Times bestselling writer Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Green Lantern) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (Unity, Justice) launch Valiant’s biggest heroes into the year’s blockbuster crossover event – Armor Hunters!Collecting: Armor Hunters 1-4, Aftermath

Fantastic Four Epic Collection Vol. 1: The World's Greatest Comic Magazine


Stan Lee - 2014
    COLLECTING: Fantastic Four (1961) 1-18 (Fantastic Four Epic Collection Vol . 1)

She-Hulk, Volume 1: Law and Disorder


Charles Soule - 2014
    But juggling cases and kicking bad guy butt is a little more complicated than she anticipated. With a new practice, a new paralegal and a mounting number of super villains she's racking up as personal enemies, She Hulk might have bitten off more than she can chew! When Kristoff Vernard, the son of Victor Von Doom, seeks extradition, it's an international jailbreak, She-Hulk-style! Then, She-Hulk and Hellcat must uncover the secrets of the Blue File — a conspiracy that touches the entire Marvel Universe! And when someone important to She-Hulk is killed, and won't let it stand — but who can she trust? She-Hulk takes on her most terrifying role yet: defendant!Collecting: She-Hulk 1-6

Divine


B.L. Teschner - 2014
    Typics are known to society as the normal people on the earth, or, the “typical” human beings. And Divines? Well, they are the people who were born with unique super-human abilities, those of which they choose to either expose or conceal while living among the world of Typics. Divines can be powerful. Summer Peregrine is a Divine who has the ability to teleport to different places at will. Well, she’s supposed to be able to, anyway. She has always struggled with it, and after accidentally revealing her ability to a neighbor when she was a young girl, she resolved to give the teleporting a rest. When Summer’s family relocates from their home state of Arizona to the drizzly California city of San Francisco, she feels like life can’t get any worse: She has no friends and hates the gloomy weather around her. Fortunately things start to turn around when she gets a job at a restaurant and makes friends with the staff as well as her new boss, Fox, a Divine whose name says it all. When Summer gets a flat tire and meets Jonah, a mechanic with a body that she can’t tear her eyes away from, that’s when she feels like her life is truly beginning. But there’s just something about his amazing crystal-blue eyes that she can’t decipher. Jonah slowly reaches out to her and eventually reveals his secrets, making her fall even more in love with him and his sublimity. As Fox’s jealousy grows wild with Jonah and Summer’s relationship, he becomes unhinged and reveals some secrets of his own. Jonah tries to protect her from her boss’s rage, but in the end Summer has to gather the courage to summon her ability and decide her own fate.

Sonic the Hedgehog 1: Countdown to Chaos


Ian Flynn - 2014
    Eggman's Super Genesis Wave! Sonic wakes up to world and a life he doesn't recognize!  It's up to him to gather up his friends, the Freedom Fighters, and figure out what's been changed. Meanwhile, below his very feet, a new threat is threatening to burst out!SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 1: COUNTDOWN TO CHAOS collects SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #252-256.

The New Teen Titans, Vol. 1


Marv Wolfman - 2014
    The first 8 issues of the groundbreaking 1980s NEW TEEN TITANS now available for the first time in years!When the series launched, writer Marv Wolfman (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS) and artist George Perez (FINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF THREE WORLDS, Avengers) crafted a timeless story starring Robin, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl, Cyborg, Changling, Raven and Starfire - a group of young individuals with great powers and strong personalities who learned their way in the world through the strength of their friendship and the adventures they shared.

Thor Epic Collection Vol. 1: The God of Thunder


Stan Lee - 2014
    Donald Blake discovered a strange, gnarled cane. Upon striking it, a shower of lightning rained down and the hobbled doctor found himself transformed into Thor, God of Thunder! In these pages you'll journey across the Rainbow Bridge to Eternal Asgard, and meet Lord Odin, Heimdall, Balder, and Thor's evil half-brother, Loki, for the first ti me. And to top it off , the mythological origins of Asgard are revealed in fan-favorite backup features!COLLECTING: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) 83-109 (THOR EPIC COLLECTION VOL. 1)

Next


Joshua Guess - 2014
    We were right. But it wasn't a nuclear weapon. On a day in late November in the year 2000, the flash happened. A surge of incredible power annihilated a small town and announced the arrival of a new breed. One man was enough to change everything, but he was not alone. He was only the first. More than a decade later, the Next are everywhere. They are registered, cataloged, and forced to wear identification. Even under the burden of suspicion and fear, most of them live normal lives. Others serve their communities as police or firefighters, the closest thing to heroes they are allowed to be. Some are criminals. It is this group Kitra Singh will face when she is pulled from her comfortable existence as a government agent and thrust into the limelight as a member of the OSA, an organization that captures and contains superhuman criminals. The stakes are high: a killer is on the loose, hunting human and Next alike. Time is short, the danger growing, and hundreds of lives are at risk. In a race against the clock, Kit will be tested as never before. She will stand toe to toe with god-like beings, and be forced to discover how far she is willing to go to stop them.

Complete Quantum and Woody Classic Omnibus


Christopher J. Priest - 2014
    Bright collected in its entirety for the very first time - with more than 50-pages of extras and bonus material! Sometimes the best friends make the worst partners. Once inseparable, childhood friends Eric Henderson and Woody Van Chelton haven't seen each other in years. Reunited by the mysterious deaths of their research scientist fathers, the unlikely duo find themselves stuck together all over again when a catastrophic lab accident transforms their bodies into pure energy - energy that will completely dissipate if they don't "klang!" their control bands together every 24 hours! Now, armed with an array of high tech gadgets... and two horribly mismatched personalities... and a goat for a sidekick... this pair of misfits has decided to set the world straight as the world's worst superhero team, Quantum and Woody - if they can manage to quit fighting each other first. Now, for the first time in one complete volume, discover the defining masterwork of legendary creators Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deadpool) and M.D. Bright (Green Lantern, Iron Man) as the complete, classic Quantum and Woody gets the deluxe, oversized omnibus treatment! Collecting Quantum and Woody (1997) #0, 1-21 and #32, The Goat: H.A.E.D.U.S. #1, and X-O Manowar (1996) #16 (guest-starring Quantum and Woody), as well as the original backup stories from the Quantum and Woody trade paperback collections, and the never-before-collected story "Thunk," along with rarely seen sketches, character designs, and process art from inside the Valiant vaults!

Catwoman's Nine Lives


Matthew K. Manning - 2014
    The Penguin asks her to kidnap the Ventriloquist's prized puppet, Scarface, so he can hold it hostage so the Ventriloquist's gang will stop stealing the Penguin's profits. Catwoman flawlessly pulls off the caper only to discover that the Ventriloquist has decided to wage war on the Penguin's forces in retaliation--and neither ultra-violent villain is willing to back down! Not wanting blood on her hands, Catwoman decides to team-up with Batman to set things right--but even with the Dark Knight's assistance, the odds are severely stacked against them.

Superman: The Real Man of Steel


Laurie S. Sutton - 2014
    Wearing his battle suit, the super-villain sets out to steal a special chip from S.T.A.R Labs, called the Mega Module with the help of a few friends. Superman shows up just in time to stop Lex's pals, but Lex manages to insert the Mega Module into his suit before Superman can stop him. Now, with power levels similar to Superman's, Lex is looking to steal Superman's claim to fame as the real Man of Steel!

Liberator, Vol. 1: Rage Ignition


Matt Miner - 2014
    The heroes who fight it don't wear capes, they wear ski-masks. Whether it's vicious dog-fighting clubs or senseless lab experiments force-feeding oven cleaners to monkeys, Jeanette Francis and Damon Guerrero have had enough. Using any and all means available to them, Jeanette and Damon not only rescue the animals but also avenge them - delivering harsh retribution to the animals' captors and tormentors.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: New Animated Adventures, Volume 1


Kenny Byerly - 2014
    Spinning straight out of the hit Nickelodeon cartoon comes an all-new, all-ages TMNT book perfect for fans both old and new! Four fantastic tales pin the Turtles against villains new and old like Snakeweed, the Shredder, and a horde of zombies?

Spider-Man 2099 (2014-2015) #1


Peter David - 2014
    He was stranded here by his father who is the head of an evil corporation called Alchemax in 2099. But in 2014, Alechmax has just been formed and Miguel has a chance to stop its corruption before it starts! You'd think being a man out of time would make you a man without enemies, but Spider-Man 2099 is about to discover that he's not the only one hoping for a better tomorrow, one that might be ensured by The Adjustor eliminating Miguel from the time stream altogether!

Robin Rises: Omega #1


Peter J. Tomasi - 2014
    The hunt for Robin is over, and the battle joined. But Batman’s family feud with Ra’s al Ghul is about to erupt into something bigger when the forces of Apokolips interrupt it. Continued in BATMAN AND ROBIN (2011- ) #33.

Thor by Walter Simonson, Vol. 4


Walter Simonson - 2014
    His work on the Mighty Thor swept the Norse God of Thunder to heights never before seen and rarely achieved in his wake. Spanning epic tales of heroism and treachery, love and war, Simonson's work is often considered the definitive Thor. From the majesty and mystery of fabled Asgard to the gritt y streets of New York City, Thor was never the same. That is the mark of a true visionary. This fourth volume continues the collecti on of Simonson's epic run, including the unforgettable Frog Thor storyline!COLLECTING: Thor 364-369, 371-374

The Art of Vampirella: The Warren Years


David Roach - 2014
    Showcased in their purest form, every image presented in this volume will be without logos and cover type. This is the first time anywhere that fans can see how the original works of art looked before any design elements were placed over them. Featuring the art of Frank Frazetta, Sanjulian, Enrich, and Ken Kelly, along with photo covers of the beautiful Barbara Leigh in the alluring guise of Vampirella, this is sure to be one of the hottest collectibles in Vampirella history!

Showcase Presents: Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew


Roy Thomas - 2014
    Featuring pun-filled tails--sorry, tales--written by comics legend Roy Thomas, with animated illustrations by Scott Shaw, these stories star Captain Carrot, along with his fellow four-legged heroes including the magical Alley-Kat-Abra, super-strong Pig-Iron, stretchable waterfowl Rubberduck, the super-speedster turtle Fastback and more. Together, they battle the evil of Brother Hood and A.C.R.O.S.T.I.C., Salamandroid, Feline Faust, the Wuz Wolf and more, plus DC Universe villains Starro and Grodd. This collection also includes the three-part epic saga "The Oz-Wonderland War," in which our heroes are caught between the forces of these two magical realms, each of which are illustrated in the style of classic illustrators John R. Neill, W.W. Denslow and others. Reprints a story from NEW TEEN TITANS #16, plus CAPTAIN CARROT AND HIS AMAZING ZOO CREW #1-20 and THE OZ-WONDERLAND #1-3.

Edge of Spider-Verse #1


David Hine - 2014
    Spider-Man Noir returns! The Peter Parker of the 1930's finds himself not only up against Mysterio, but knee-deep in the Spider-Man event of 2014!

The Big Book of Superheroes


Bart King - 2014
    It will help readers with everything from finding a perfect superhero name to avoiding costume wedgies. Apprentice superheroes can also learn how to...—Defend themselves from preschooler super-villains —Craft a rousing battle cry —Customize their Secret Lairs —Engage in hand-to-hand (and foot-to-butt) combatSo if you're wondering if you have what it takes to be a superhero—of course you do. Just open this book!As a child, author Bart King discovered he could punch people into outer space. Sadly, he lost a lot of friends that way. Today, Bart is one of the world's most in-demand superhero experts. He's also the author of bestsellers like "The Big Book of Boy Stuff" and "The Pocket Guide to Mischief."

The Extractor (1 of 4)


Jayme K. - 2014
    Dealt the unrightfully cruel hand of having to spend every waking moment with murderers, neo-nazis, and crooked prison guards, how long can one man endure it all before snapping under the pressure and taking justice into his own hands?

Sad Wings of Destiny


Thom Brannan - 2014
    Spring-Heeled Jack has reached that point. Not that he doesn't enjoy the way his nanotech-enhanced fists have made their mark on the underworld, but he knows he could do so much more. His partner, the Archon, knows Jack means well, but he doesn't have the answers he needs to make a decision, and the archangel Uriel, to whom he is bound, has been silent on the matter. Their boundaries are stretched to the limit when a new supervillain appears on the scene and changes the way the game is played. Some bad guys want to be rich, some want to rule the world... the Tyrant wants to bring an end to everything... and he's got the means to do it. Spring-Heeled Jack and the Archon will save the day, of that there is no question. But what will be the cost? Ideals and people will be cast to the side, and when the time comes, a terrifying choice must be made. This is what happens when the abyss gazes back. "Once again, Thom Brannan puts his very unique stamp on a beloved genre. A gritty, uncompromising take on superheroes. You won't find spandex and happy endings in this world." -C.Dulaney, author of the Roads Less Traveled series.

Chewy Noh and the Fall of the Mu-dang


Tim Learn - 2014
    He was born with them. Two weeks after his birth, the family fortune-teller saw bad things in his future...and she was right. The school bully hates him and will stop at nothing to get rid of him. His mother suddenly can't get out of bed, complaining of horrible headaches. And worst of all, the secret his grandmother is hiding may be at the root of it all. But why should he worry? He's a superhero with a power no one's ever seen before!

25 Years in the Word Mines: The Best Short Fiction of Graham Joyce


Graham Joyce - 2014
    As an unpublished writer he had gone there to live in isolation to write. After the hordes of uninvited summer visitors left he was finally able to fulfil his ambition and so started a writing career. Some of the stories contained in this collection were written in Greece under a vine canopy with light from a hurricane lamp. Others were inspired by travels around neighbouring islands.This collection represents a gathering of the best Graham Joyce short stories written since his stay in Greece. Settings vary from the mines of the East Midlands to the lonely landscape of the Norfolk Coast and the frozen streets of Leningrad during WWII.Included in this collection is a foreword by Owen King and an afterword by Kelly Braffet, as well as an individual commentary on each story by the author.

Silver Surfer Epic Collection Vol. 1: When Calls Galactus


Stan Lee - 2014
    This strange, stoic alien entered as harbinger of destruction, but was touched by human compassion, leading him to rebel against Galactus. Now, for the first time ever, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's original Silver Surfer stories are collected in one Epic Collection.COLLECTING: FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) 48-50, 55, 57-60, 72, 74-77; MATERIAL FROM TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) 92-93, FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) 56, 61, ANNUAL 5 (SILVER SURFER EPIC COLLECTION VOL. 1)

Harbinger Wars: Deluxe Edition


Joshua Dysart - 2014
    When Bloodshot, Toyo Harada and Peter Stanchek join the chase, will the Valiant Universe be ready for its first all-out superhuman showdown?By acclaimed writers Joshua Dysart (Harbinger) and Duane Swierczynski (Bloodshot) and superstar artists Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars), Pere Pérez (Bloodshot), Trevor Hairsine (Harbinger Wars), Khari Evans (Harbinger), and Barry Kitson (Bloodshot), start reading here for a high-stakes tale that will put Valiant's greatest heroes to the ultimate test!Collecting: Harbinger Wars 1-4, Harbinger 11-14, & Bloodshot 10-13

Axis: Carnage #1


Rick Spears - 2014
    Carnage is back in NYC and the city will never look at him the same way again! Something incredible has happened to the symbiote serial killer in AXIS that will have Cletus and you reeling!

Hexed #4


Michael Alan Nelson - 2014
    Equipped with the Binding Frame and Michaelangelo's Torque, the Brisendine Gallery Gala turns into a worlds-spanning warzone as Lucifer makes the ultimate sacrifice.

Invaders Classic: The Complete Collection, Volume 1


Roy Thomas - 2014
    Published in the 1970s, set in the 1940s, the Invaders was Marvel's best and brightest retro revival of the Golden Age heroes of World War II...and now, the series is collected across two massive volumes! Captain America, the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner, plus scrappy sidekicks Bucky and Toro first banded together when the United States entered WWII! Now, relive the heroes' untold tales as they face the evil Axis powers; fall under the Red Skull's spell; and battle U-Man, Baron Blood, Master Man, Warrior Woman, the three-in-one Agent Axis and more! COLLECTING: GIANT-SIZE INVADERS 1; INVADERS 1-22, ANNUAL 1; MARVEL PREMIERE 29-30; AVENGERS 71

The War of the First Day


Thomas Fleet - 2014
    Thus Lilta is swept up in a war between the witches and Taxis. Witches soon learn that traitors among them planned the invasion for their own reasons, and the witchlands explode in a savage civil war.At first it seems that Reeva, the leader of the traitors, wants to rule the witchlands...Until Lilta learns that Reeva’s goal is not power.Then it seems Reeva is seeking a potent magical object that will help her kill the surviving faithful witches...It’s not that either.But whatever Reeva’s goal, it involves the approaching Day of All Centuries, a magical day on which anything can happen. If the traitors can use the Day’s power, there’s nothing they won’t be able to do.Meanwhile Lilta’s mistress Apandra, distracted with the fighting, fails to notice Lilta’s growing magical knowledge. Lilta discovers magic that might defeat their enemies, but the risks are terrible. Apandra forbids her from attempting it, and Lilta must decide if she dares to try to overcome her own mistress, before everything she holds dear is destroyed.

Original Sin #0


Mark Waid - 2014
    IT'S THE PROLOGUE TO THE BIGGEST MARVEL SERIES OF THE SUMMER! WHO IS THE WATCHER? That's what Nova is wondering after his latest brush with the moon-dwelling enigma he's encountered before! But what he discovers will have a profound effect on the young hero, as well as priming the pump for the most cataclysmic event in Marvel history! WHAT DID HE SEE?

Captain America Epic Collection Vol. 1: Captain America Lives Again


Stan Lee - 2014
    But before World War II's end an accident left him frozen in suspended animati on and his sidekick Bucky dead. The world turned on for decades. When the Avengers finally resuscitated him, Steve Rogers was greeted by a world vastly changed. He was a man out of time tormented by the death of his partner, but no less committed to the cause of fighting evil in all its forms.COLLECTING: TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) 58-96, AVENGERS (1963) 4, STRANGE TALES (1951) 114 (CAPTAIN AMERICA EPIC COLLECTION VOL. 1)