Marvel is celebrating 50 years since they first published CONAN THE BARBARIAN comics with an extra-large anthology issue featuring storied creators like Roy Thomas, Chris Claremont, Kurt Busiek, and Steven S. DeKnight. While over at DC, Brian Michael Bendis closes another chapter of his time with Superman in his last ACTION COMICS issue. Also, the Delorean is a Transformer in IDW’s TRANSFORMERS/BACK TO FUTURE!
Books to Check Out:
ACTION COMICS #1028
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) John Romita Jr
The powerhouse creative team of Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr., and Klaus Janson wrap up their run on Action Comics with “House of Kent: Epilogue”! With the final fate of Metropolis’s underworld revealed at last, it’s time for each member of the House of Kent to face their unknown futures head on, including Lois, Conner, Jon, Kara, Jimmy, and, of course, Clark Kent! This standalone Superman story connects threads from Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Superman, Justice League, Legion of Super-Heroes, and other unforgettable series in epic-and unexpected-ways!
FIREFLY BLUE SUN RISING #1
(W) Greg Pak (A) Dan McDaid
* It’s The End Of The First-Ever Firefly Event – And Now Everything Changes!
* Shocking losses lead to stunning decisions as Mal and the crew of Serenity must face the consequences of their choices in war against the Blue Sun Corporation.
* The ‘Verse is changing in ways no one ever expected – and a new chapter of Firefly begins here.
KING-SIZE CONAN #1
(W) Richard Thomas, Kurt Busiek, Chris Claremont, Kevin Eastman, Steven S. DeKnight (A) Steve McNiven, Pete Woods, Roberto de la Torre, Kevin Eastman, Jesus Saiz
BY CROM, YOU’VE NEVER SEEN A CELEBRATION LIKE THIS – MARKING 50 YEARS OF CONAN THE BARBARIAN IN COMICS!
Revelations, surprises and savage action prevail in the all-new KING-SIZE CONAN! In 1970, Roy Thomas brought CONAN THE BARBARIAN, a creation of author Robert E. Howard, to Marvel Comics. With art by the incomparable Barry Windsor-Smith, CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 introduced the Hyborian Age to a whole new audience, paving the way for decades of comics and Conan’s conquest of pop culture.
Now get ready to celebrate 50 years of CONAN with an oversize special spanning the breadth of Conan’s life and times by the most dazzling array of creative talent ever assembled in one book to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth!
Experience Roy Thomas and Steve McNiven’s all-new prelude to that original story from 1970!
Thrill to a tale of revenge by Kevin Eastman (co-creator, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), writing and drawing his FIRST Marvel story!
Chris Claremont and Roberto de la Torre team up to unveil a turning point in Conan’s career as a mercenary!
Kurt Busiek and Pete Woods recount an early brush with sorcerous forces that will shape Conan’s destiny!
Conan and Bêlit sail together again for the first time since the 2019 relaunch, with Jes s Saiz illustrating the Marvel Comics maiden voyage of Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix’s DAREDEVIL writer/director/showrunner)!
The perfect introduction for new fans, and an essential adventure for die-hards, this is the can’t-miss CONAN comic of the decade!
TRANSFORMERS/BACK TO FUTURE #2 (OF 4)
(W) Cavan Scott (A) Juan Samu
Great Scott! Marty McFly’s woken up to a present where Hill Valley has been enslaved by the Decepticons! And not only that, but when a time machine arrives from the future to help, Marty finds out that Doc Brown isn’t the only one with a flux capacitor… Gigawatt, an Autobot, has one built in! To discover the secrets of his present, Marty will have to trust this mysterious stranger on a trip… to the future!