Rock Shop Comics Newsletter: May 2019

May 2019 Newsletter

DC Corner

Batman: Curse of the White Knight #1: Sean Murphy is back with the sequel to his smash hit Batman: White Knight!

The Joker recruits Azrael to help him expose a shocking secret from the Wayne Family’s legacy– and to run Gotham City into the ground! As Batman rushes to protect the city and his loved ones, the mystery of his ancestry unravels, dealing a devastating blow to the Dark Knight.

Part of the DC Black Label, this miniseries is on sale in July!

DC’s Year of the Villain kicked off this month with the $.25 issue #0. This event will run differently than a normal comic event. DC designed it so it won’t break the bank of it’s customers. Every series that ties in with “Year of the Villain: The Offer” is a stand-alone story. Fans can pick and choose which issues that appeal to them and still get the experience of the event, or they can buy them all.

Kicking off in June with Justice League #25, Lex Luthor will launch his most ambitious plan ever with “The Offer.” As he appears to villains across the DCU, he tells them it’s their time and they’re done losing to the heroes.

The stand-alone issues for “The Offer” are:

  • Action Comics #1013
  • Aquaman #50
  • Batgirl #37
  • Batman #75
  • Batman and the Outsiders #3
  • Catwoman #13
  • Deathstroke #45
  • Detective Comics #1008
  • The Flash #75
  • Harley Quinn #63
  • Hawkman #14
  • Justice League #27
  • Justice League Dark #13
  • Nightwing #62
  • Red Hood: Outlaw #36
  • Supergirl #32
  • Superman #13
  • Teen Titans #32
  • The Terrifics #18
  • Wonder Woman #75

Remember: We do our comic orders 2-3 months in advance. If any of these are not on your pull list, we will have to special order it which does not guarantee we will get it in. Let us know ASAP if you wish to order these.

Two of the Daily Planet’s finest will get their own miniseries starting this summer! Lois Lane #1 kicks off leading Lois to investigate a threat to her husband that reaches the highest levels of international power brokers and world leaders. Jimmy Olsen #1 puts Superman’s pal on a bizarre journey looking at the underbelly of the DC Universe featuring death, destruction, giant turtles, and more that spans centuries!

Both miniseries start in July!

Look out for these new DC Comics and Vertigo titles starting soon!

  • Event Leviathan
  • Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds
  • Collapser
  • Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me
  • Superman: Up in the Sky
  • Batman: Universe
  • Batman: Last Knight on Earth
  • Batman: Nightwalker TP (DC Young Adult Line)
  • The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid (DC All Ages Line)

The Marvel Corner

Jonathan Hickman is bringing two X-Men miniseries this summer with House of X and Powers of X.

In House of X, Charles Xavier reveals his master plan for mutantkind… one that will bring mutants out of the shadows of mankind and into the light once more. Powers of X ties into House revealing the secret past, present, and future of mutantkind, changing the way you looks at every X-Man story before and after.

Both series plan to introduce a new era as Hickman introduces his revolutionary direction for the X-Men.

House of X and Powers of X both start in July.

Two of Asgard’s heroes (well, one anti-hero/villain) have new series coming this summer!

Jason Aaron with Al Ewing takes up writing Dr. Jane Foster once again. She has been known as one of Thor’s greatest companions, the Goddess of Thunder, and now Jane has a new mantle: Valkyrie. Valkyrie #1 brings the good doctor in a new role as guide and ferrywoman to the dead, which has more punching than expected.

Loki #1 brings back the trickster god after dying a grisly death in War of the Realms. Back on his feet, Loki plans to take on a whole new set of responsibilities… as long as his brother Thor doesn’t get in the way!

Both series start in July.

Two miniseries featuring some of the fiercest women in the Marvel universe are starting soon!

Fearless #1 is written by Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider writer Seanan McGuire. Straight off her silver-screen debut, Captain Marvel takes the world by storm! And speaking of the weather, Storm of the X-Men faces a problem only a goddess could solve. Add the Invisible Woman, and you’ve got an unstoppable trio.

And if you can’t get enough of Sue Storm, she gets her first limited series! Invisible Woman #1 dives into secrets about her past shaking up the perceptions of the Fantastic Four hero. Years ago, Sue undertook an espionage mission for S.H.I.E.L.D. and now it’s up to her to save her former partner from the hands of terrorists.

Look out for these new Marvel titles starting soon!

  • History of the Marvel Universe
  • Punisher Kill Krew
  • Death’s Head
  • Aero
  • Sword Master
  • Giant Sized X-Statix (one shot)
  • Wolverine vs Blade Special (one shot)
  • Marvel Summer Special (one shot)
  • Black Cat
  • Silver Surfer: Black
  • Star Wars: Age of Resistance- Finn
  • Star Wars: Age of Resistance Special
  • Star Wars: Age of Resistance- Captain Phasma
  • Star Wars: Target Vader

Indie Corner

(because comics are more than just superheroes)


Sea of Stars #1: Space trucker and recently widowed Gil brings his young son, Kadyn, on a long haul trip across the galaxy. But when their big rig is attack and the duo is separated, Gil will do anything to save his boy. Kadyn befriends a talking space monkey riding a space dolphin to start his own journey to find his father.

Reaver #1: After a 200 year old war, a darkness builds that must be stopped at all costs. The Imperials assemble their six most despicable prisoners: a turncoat, a skin eater, a sorcerer and his bodyguard, a serial killer, and the Devil’s Son who are the only ones who can stop the end of the world.

Space Bandits #1: Thena Khole and Cody Blue are among the universe’s most wanted felons with their own criminal ops. But when both women are betrayed by their crews, the bandits team up with only one thing on their minds: Revenge.

Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice #1: DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics present the ultimate and strange superhero crossover! A strange man arrives on Black Hammer Farm and in Metropolis, and both worlds are warped as Starro attacks! The Justice League and the Black Hammer gang must face the new threat.

Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins Series II: The critically acclaimed podcast is back in action in comics. Their escapade in Stilben lead them toward new adventures and a dire threat to Grog when he goes missing in the night. As his party hunts him down, secrets of his past are revealed.

The Orville: New Beginnings: Ed and Gordon pick up a distress signal from a century old buoy belonging to a Union ship and decide to investigate. Based on the smash hit Sci-Fi series by Seth MacFarlane.

No One Left to Fight

No One Left to Fight #1: They’ve saved the world countless times. The final battle has been won. What happens when there is no one left to fight? The world’s greatest heroes face regret, resentment, and growing older in this miniseries that’s great for fans of Dragonball Z.

Sonic the Hedgehog: Tangle and Whisper #1: Tangle the Lemur’s got a problem: there’s not enough action in her life! Whisper the Wolf’s also got a problem: hunting down an incredibly dangerous enemy named Sonic the Hedgehog. Can Tangle and Whisper help each other out or just make things worse?

Ghosted in L.A. #1: Rycrofy Manor is old, abandonned, and haunted, but Daphne doesn’t care. It has a pool and rent is free. New to L.A. and coming off a breakup, Daphne needs to crash on the haunted couch but her undead roommates give her more than she’s bargained for. Will the dead help her find a new life in the big city?

Archie vs Predator II #1: Betty, Veronica, and Predator Archie left the wreckage of their town and their dead friends. But when they return to Riverdale, their hometown feels different. It’s even more bizarre when they come face to face with themselves. Little do they know, Predators on Mars are watching and planning their next attack.


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