He's Got Issues #209.3: Independent Comics, 11/21/18

Jon Cooney


Archie #700 (Cover A Marguerite Sauvage), $3.99

(W) Nick Spencer (A) Jack Morelli (A/CA) Marguerite Sauvage

A brand new era of ARCHIE begins in this landmark 700th issue of our flagship series! Join the new creative team of writer Nick Spencer (The Amazing Spider-Man) and artist Marguerite Sauvage (DC's Bombshells) as they take a trip to Riverdale and bring Archie, Betty & Veronica, Jughead, and the rest of the town along for a wild ride complete with new mysteries, new relationships, and much more!

Jughead The Hunger #10 (Cover A Adam Gorham), $3.99

(W) Frank Tieri (A) Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Joe Eisma (CA) Adam Gorham

Who-or what-is behind the creation of FrankenMoose? Whatever it is, it may pose the greatest threat to Jughead Jones yet-- and considering this is a guy who's fought bloodthirsty werewolves and armed to the teeth werewolf hunters, that's saying something!


Black Badge #4 (Cover A Matt Kindt), $3.99

(W) Matt Kindt (CA) Matt Kindt (A/CA) Tyler Jenkins

The Black Badges are invited to the compete in the Badge of Champions-a gigantic secret convention where scouts from competing disciplines meet every year for a cut-throat survival course. The objective is to win-no matter the cost.

Low Road West #3 (Of 5)(Cover A Flaviano), $3.99

(W) Philip Kennedy Johnson (A/CA) Flaviano

When the kids come face to face with the Deserters and their leader, they are offered a terrible choice-turn on one another, and survive, or stand together against certain death.

Lumberjanes #56 (Cover A Kat Leyh), $3.99

An ancient Greek goddess has kidnapped Ripley, believing her to be the source of ultimate magic power! It's up to the 'Janes, Ripley, and some magic kitties to stop her from leeching all the magic from the forest.

Smooth Criminals #1 (Cover A Audrey Mok), $3.99

(W) Kurt Lustgarten, Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith (A) Leisha Riddel (CA) Audrey Mok

There are certain things Brenda expects to find while hacking: money, secrets, occasional pictures of cats. She is NOT expecting to find a cryogenically frozen master thief from the 60s. Mia is everything Brenda is not-cool, confident, beautiful. And utterly unprepared for the digital age. Despite their differences, the two will need to team up to find out what happened to Mia-and how to pull off the heist of the century. Kiwi Smith and Kurt Lustgarten (Misfit City) team with breakout artist Leisha-Marie Riddel (Goldie Vance) in a story about felonies and friendship.

Steven Universe #22 (Cover A Missy Pena), $3.99

(W) Grace Kraft (A) Rii Abrego (CA) Missy Pena

When Onion gets lost in the Temple, Steven chases off after him to make sure he doesn't get hurt.


Black Hammer Age Of Doom #7 (Cover A Rich Tommaso), $3.99

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Rich Tommaso

As Colonial Weird tries to figure out the new world he's found himself on, the character's he's met explain not only their origins, but potentially the origins of all things. Weird's time is running out, and the events of this issue will change the way he sees the world forever!

Winner of the Eisner Award for Best New Series.

Crimson Lotus #1 (Of 5), $3.99

(W) Mike Mignola, John Arcudi (A) Mindy Lee, Michelle Madsen (CA) Tonci Zonjic

Before she became Lobster Johnson's greatest adversary, the Crimson Lotus was a young girl whose family was caught up in the Russo-Japanese war. Thirty years later, the Lotus exacts her revenge with terrifying international effects, and two spies must try to chase her through China before they become flies in her web.

Lightstep #1 (Of 5), $3.99

(W) Milos Slavkovic (A/CA) Milos Slavkovic

January Lee is of royal descent, part of the ruling class that lives out their lives on accelerated, "Lightstepped" worlds where a single day is a lifetime on a normal planet. But her "holy ailment," which allows her to see the truth behind the Primogenitor's lies, marks her for banishment to the outer worlds.

This is the beginning of a fantastic tale of alien worlds, a star-spanning empire, and rogues and rebels seeking a weapon hidden in the transmission of a radio drama from Earth thousands of years ago.

Olivia Twist #3, $4.99

(W) Darin Strauss, Adam Dalva (A) Emma Vieceli, Lee Loughridge (CA) Vanesa Del Rey

Olivia Twist and the Esthers make a daring raid into the refugee camp where she was born, and where her parents were murdered. Awaiting her: fights with the brutal Trads; a long-lost family member: a kiss with echoing ramifications; her parents' killer. But Olivia and her friends don't know that they are sneaking into an elaborate trap, one that will change 2050 London forever.

Whispering Dark #2, $3.99

(W) Christofer Emgard (A/CA) Tomas Aira

An Army pilot confronts a supernatural horror in this thriller in the tradition of Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness and Coppola's Apocalypse Now!

Surviving on little more than go-pills and fear, Hannah Vance finds her morality, and her sanity, tested to its limits-and beyond-as she desperately seeks a way out of enemy territory.


Bettie Page #1 (Cover A John Royle), $3.99

(W) David Avallone (A) Julius Ohta (CA) John Royle

The brand-new Queen of England has mysteriously vanished, and British Intelligence needs a helping hand from the world's greatest model spy! Can Bettie the First find Elizabeth the Second before the news gets out and panics all of Great Britain? Are UFOs involved? David Avallone (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark) and Julius Ohta (Sherlock Holmes) show you all the stuff they cut out of the THE CROWN, as Bettie returns in THE PRINCESS AND THE PINUP!

Dejah Thoris #10 (Cover A Diego Galindo), $3.99

(W) Amy Chu (A) Pasquale Qualano (CA) Diego Galindo

All things come to head as the royal fleet is attacked by the Tharks and Dejah Thoris is willing to sacrifice herself for the good of Helium.

George R.R. Martin's A Clash Of Kings #14 (Cover A Mike S. Miller), $3.99

(W) George R. R. Martin, Landry Quinn Walker (A) Mel Rubi (CA) Mike S. Miller

George R.R. Martin's epic A Song of Ice and Fire series continues with this latest installment of A Clash of Kings!

Mars Attacks #2 (Cover A Erica Henderson), $3.99

(W) Kyle Starks (A) Chris Schweizer (CA) Erica Henderson

After a bunch of Martians come along and ruin everyone's day (and planet), Spencer and the Major find themselves a bunch of second amendment lovin' boys who ain't afraid of no space men! But maybe safety isn't as guaranteed as one would like when flying saucers and laser pistols are involved...?

Project Superpowers #4 (Cover A Francesco Mattina), $3.99

(W) Rob Williams (A) Sergio Davila (CA) Francesco Mattina

Pandora's army is here. The Earth is defenseless, and war has arrived. Scarab, in Earth orbit, faces the might of the invaders firsthand, while Samson attempts to hold back an overwhelming force alone. Meanwhile, at the hospital bed of a wounded child, Black Terror must hold the line against horrifically transformed The Death-Defying Devil. Pandora wants the girl Imani dead. But why?

Xena #10 (Cover A Sergio Davila), $3.99

(W) Erica Schultz (A) Vicente Cifuentes (CA) Sergio Davila

How far will Sevdis go to fulfill her obsession of Xena and Gabrielle? Will she...KILL them? As Xena searches for her comrade in arms, Gabrielle's time may be running out!


Atomic Robo Greatest Hits #1 (Cover A Scott Wegener), $1.00

(W) Brian Clevinger (A/CA) Scott Wegener

Scientist. Adventurer. Enemy to insane dinosaurs, evil AIs, and rock monsters alike. Atomic Robo does it all! Learn all about Tesladyne's famous action scientists in two great stories: "Centralia" and "The Trial of Atomic Robo!" Fun for the whole family... as long as your family likes action, adventure, science, and did we mention insane dinosaurs?

Celebrating 10 years of Atomic Robo!

The perfect starting place to get into the world of Atomic Robo!

Bubba Ho-Tep And The Cosmic Blood-Suckers #4 (Cover A Baldemar Rivas), $3.99

(W) Joe Lansdale, Joshua Jabcuga (A) Tadd Galusha (CA) Baldemar Rivas

Elvis, John Henry, and the rest of the team get ready to take on a horde of vampires and an army of skeletons as they approach the house!

Dick Tracy Dead Or Alive #2 (Of 4) (Cover A Michael Allred), $3.99

(W) Lee Allred, Michael Allred (A) Rich Tommaso (A/CA) Michael Allred

The pop-art event of 2018 continues! Dick Tracy begins the herculean task of ridding the city of its crooked cops and bizarre mobsters, but has he bitten off more than he can chew this time? The iconic comic-strip hero reimagined for the 21st century through a retro lens by the superstar team of Michael Allred, Lee Allred, Rich Tommaso and Laura Allred!

Bizarre villains! Crooked cops! Gunfights galore!

Cover art and co-written by Eisner Award-winning superstar Michael Allred (Madman, iZombie, Silver Surfer, Batman '66)!

G.I. Joe A Real American Hero Silent Option #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Netho Diaz), $4.99

(W) Larry Hama, Ryan Ferrier (A) Kenneth Loh (A/CA) Netho Diaz

Bombstrike leads her covert team JOE special operators in a desperate search and rescue mission to save the enigmatic Agent Helix in the second chapter of living legend Larry Hama and superstar artist Netho Diaz's latest bombastic team-up! Plus, Ryan Ferrier and Kenneth Loh dive deeper into Helix's origin in "Codename: Helix," Part 2!

The return of breakout character Dawn Moreno (Snake Eyes) to the pages of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero!

The introduction of Agent Helix to the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero universe!

Each oversized issue includes the 20-page main story by the "Dawn of the Arashikage" superstar creative team of Larry Hama and Netho Diaz, and a four-page backup "Codename: Helix" origin story by Ryan Ferrier (G.I. Joe vs. Six Million Dollar Man) and Kenneth Loh (Dead Rising: Road to Fortune).

A great jumping-on point for new readers!

Self-contained canonical mini-series that takes place within the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero continuity!

Go-Bots #1 (Cover A Tom Scioli), $3.99

(W) Tom Scioli (A/CA) Tom Scioli

Go-Bots have changed our way of life. Leader-1 is a self-aware fighter jet on a hostage rescue mission with his partner, Commander Nick Burns. Scooter is the personal transport and best friend to undergrad A.J. Foster. Turbo is Matt Hunter's transforming race car in the hottest sport in America, Go-Bot Racing. Cy-Kill is the champion of the illegal, underground Go-Bot Fighting League. A sophisticated sci-fi epic from the visionary creator that brought you Transformers vs. G.I. JOE. They say they're here to help us, but are they here to replace us?

From the creative mind that brought you IDW's Transformers vs. G.I. JOE!

Visionary creator Tom Scioli unleashes his imagination on the bizarre, absurd, and wonderful world of Go-Bots!

Judge Dredd Toxic #2 (Cover A Mark Buckingham), $3.99

(W) Paul Jenkins (A) Marco Castiello (CA) Mark Buckingham

Acclaimed British writer Paul Jenkins takes his first shot at Judge Dredd! The death of a genetically modified waste worker has sparked anti-immigration fervor, leading to toxic sludge and widespread panic spilling into the streets of Mega-City One.

Cutting satire and gritty action from writer Paul Jenkins (Hellblazer, The Inhumans) and artist Marco Castiello (Star Wars)!

Covers by Jenkins' Peter Parker: Spider-Man teammate Mark Buckingham (Fables, Marvelman)!

Painted variant covers by concept artist John Gallagher (The Flash, Supergirl)!

My Little Pony Nightmare Knights #2 (Cover A Tony Fleecs), $3.99

(W) Jeremy Whitley (A/CA) Tony Fleecs

Princess Luna assembles her team of ne'er-do-wells: Capper, Tempest Shadow, Trixie and Stygian! Will they all be able to work together and find a way into the most dangerous place any of them have ever been?

A classic heist story with endearing heart!

Night Moves #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Chris Burnham), $3.99

(W) V.J. Boyd, Justin Boyd (A) Clay McCormack (CA) Chris Burnham

Noir meets horror as small-time Vegas hustler Chris Dundee finds himself tangled in a web of danger and the occult. He's been on the wrong end of a pair of brass knuckles plenty of times, but this time he might be dealing with the devil himself.

Special extra-long first issue at regular price!

From the mind of VJ Boyd, co-executive producer of S.W.A.T. and producer of Justified, comes a fantastic new noir-ish tale!

Optimus Prime #25 (Cover A Kei Zama), $3.99

(W) John Barber (A/CA) Kei Zama

END OF THE ROAD! The battle is over. Heroes have fallen. Worlds have died. Now Optimus Prime faces his final ordeal-as past, present, and future collide. Who will stand with him? And when it's all over, who will carry the mantle of "Prime?"

Real Science Adventures The Nicodemus Job #5 (Cover A Meredith McClaren), $3.99

(W) Brian Clevinger (A/CA) Meredith McClaren

It would be a dang shame if all that planning and heisting was for nothing and our heroes ended up captured. Or worse! Gosh, I hope that doesn't happen. But, hey, this is the final issue and this isn't an ongoing series and these guys don't have a movie deal or an '80s cartoon franchise to back them up, so anything goes!

Sukeban Turbo #1 (Of 4) (Cover A Victor Santos), $3.99

(W) Sylvain Runberg (A/CA) Victor Santos

Shelby and her three best friends rule the streets of Brooklyn-and everyone in the neighborhood knows not to mess with the Sukeban Tribe. Inspired by the Japanese girl gangs of the 1970s, the teenagers ride scooters, armed with golf clubs and cash from selling drugs, and terrorize their classmates, parents, and anyone who dares defy them. But when they attack a classmate who hasn't paid what she owes, things start to get messy-and not in the fun way.

Written by Sylvain Runberg (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and featuring art by Victor Santos (Violent Love)!

Tangled Hair-Raising Adventures #3 (Of 3) (Cover A Eduard Petrovich & Rosa La Barbera), $3.99

(W) Katie Cook (A) Diogo Saito (A/CA) Eduard Petrovich, Rosa La Barbera

Two more tales from Corona await! Romance is in the air as Rapunzel and Eugene attempt to spend some quality time together in "Save the Date," and Maximus and Pascal find themselves "Up a Wall." It's the last issue of a brand-new miniseries featuring all your favorites!

Final issue of a brand-new three-issue Tangled: The Series miniseries!

Fan-favorite writer Katie Cook weaves two tales guaranteed to charm and delight!

More Tangled: The Series stories coming in Spring 2019!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Urban Legends #7 (Cover A Frank Fosco), $3.99

(W) Gary Carlson (A/CA) Frank Fosco

Casey Jones' daughter has been kidnapped. The Turtles blame themselves, and as the gravity of their situation threatens to tear them apart, Ralph seeks help from an old enemy who can tell him where the child is... for a terrible price!


Burnouts #3 (Cover A Chris Burnham), $3.99

(W) Dennis Culver (A) Geoffo (CA) Chris Burnham

The Burnouts have successfully trained Andy in the fine arts of getting wasted and smashing heads, just in time for them to fight off a herd of alien-possessed cows.

It's all fun and games until 1600 lbs of hamburger tries to murder you!

Cold Spots #4 (Of 5), $3.99

(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Mark Torres

Dan's daughter Grace is a very special child. The dead grow restless around her, drawn to the girl like moths to a flame. Where the dead move, the air grows painfully cold. A curse or a gift, Grace's connection to the dead grows stronger-and as it does, so too does the life-sapping cold of a supernatural winter.

Days Of Hate #10 (Of 12), $3.99

(W) Ales Kot (A/CA) Danijel Zezelj

Destroy, she said.

East Of West #40 (Cover A Nick Dragotta), $3.99

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Nick Dragotta

"PSALM 137"

And so, the son of Death met Death on the road to Jerusalem. Selah.

Evolution #12, $3.99

(W) James Asmus, Joseph Keatinge, Christopher Sebela (A/CA) Joe Infurnari


Kavallis. Since issue #1, this cult has made their presence felt in the lives of three strangers across the globe. Now, Kavallis will push them all to the point of no return. What these three choose will affect all of humanity.

Exorsisters #2 (Cover A Gisele Lagace & Pete Pantazis), $3.99

(W) Ian Boothby (A/CA) Gisele Lagace

After a demonic domestic dispute, Cate and Kate Harrow are visited by their estranged mother, leading to revelations about how the sisters got dragged into the dark world of deals and devils.

Middlewest #1 (Cover A Mike Huddleston), $3.99

(W) Skottie Young (A) Jorge Corona (CA) Mike Huddleston

The lands between the coasts are vast, slow to change, and full of hidden magics. Mistakes have been made, and in this NEW ONGOING SERIES, an unwitting adventurer searches for answers to quell a coming storm that knows his name.

From author SKOTTIE YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND, Deadpool) and artist JORGE CORONA (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET, Feathers, Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack) comes the tale of Abel, a young boy who must navigate an old land in order to reconcile his family's history.

New World #5 (Of 5)(Cover A Tradd Moore & Tom Muller), $3.99

(W) Ales Kot (A/CA) Tradd Moore

Save... America?

Rumble #9 (Cover A David Rubin), $3.99

(W) John Arcudi (A/CA) David Rubin


All dreams have to end, even in RUMBLE. The magical Island of Boklihd is under siege!

Savage Dragon #240, $3.99

(W) Erik Larsen (A/CA) Erik Larsen


The battle for Toronto! Malcolm Dragon, Freak Force, the Dynamic Daredevil, and Battle Girl face off against the hideous hordes of the deadly Demonoids.

Stellar #6, $3.99

(W) Joseph Keatinge (A/CA) Bret Blevins


Stellar confronts the one enemy who's plagued her across her entire life. Witness the power of Stellar unleashed in this climactic battle!


Quantum And Woody #12 (Cover A A. J. Jothikumar), $3.99

(W) Eliot Rahal (A) Francis Portela (CA) A. J. Jothikumar

The major leagues are calling!

Now that Eric and Woody Henderson know they have what it takes to save the day, they finally have a shot at going pro - and they're in luck, because UNITY might just be making a comeback! But the brothers aren't ready for primetime just yet...they still have to audition for their spots, under the watchful eyes of G.A.T.E. and X-O Manowar!

Start stretching now, 'cuz you don't want to pull a muscle when rising star writer Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks) and fan-favorite artist Francis Portela (FAITH) begin tryouts for the biggest and best superhero team around in this sensational one-shot finale!

Shadowman #9 (Cover A Tonci Zonjic), $3.99

(W) Andy Diggle (A) Renato Guedes (CA) Tonci Zonjic

Every family has skeletons in their closet...but these ones are ready to kill!

As Jack Boniface and Alyssa Miles hunt for the remains of Master Darque, their search brings them to the enchanted home of his sorceress sister - none other than Sandria Darque herself! Face to unearthly face with the sorceress responsible for binding his fate to that of the deadly shadow loa, Jack now stands at a crossroads... Will he achieve his greatest desire and free himself from the monster within?

Renowned writer Andy Diggle (Green Arrow: Year One) delivers a powerful portent of horror as "RAG AND BONE" creaks onward, gorgeously rendered by artist Renato Guedes (BLOODSHOT SALVATION)!