Below are some Black Comic Lords picks for May 13, 2022 Final Order Cutoff (FOC)*
(Note: The best way to ensure that you get the new comic book issues you want is to make a pre-order with your local comic shop (LCS) before the Final Order Cutoff (FOC) date. Placing Pre-Orders for comics are extremely important!!! Pre-ordering your comics inform publishers about what books people are interested in and helps them to determine what books and comic book characters to continue to produce in the future. In short, your pre-FOC order is your vote.)
Spider-Man writer and artist ERIK LARSEN concludes his epic ANT/SPAWN/SAVAGE DRAGON crossover in suitably epic fashion! The trio travels to New Mexico to take on the menace Alzayah Stone, a man using his mutant ability to transform zealots and social misfits seeking power into deadly foes! ANT comes with our highest possible recommendation.
Written By Vita Ayala, Mark Russell, Che Grayson, and Josh Trujillo Art By Nikola Cizmesija, Karl Mostert, Serg Acuna, and Rosi Kampe Batman and Zatanna stand up against the curse they’ve been facing throughout their whole relationship! Ace and his Super-Pet compatriots make their last stand. Will the new Birds of Prey crumble because of their lack of trust in each other? And we go back in time for a Batman and Alfred team-up story where Alfred’s taking the lead on the action!
DET. CAL MOREAUX TEAMS WITH A FUGITIVE REPLICANT WHO HAS THE IMPLANTED MEMORIES OF A MURDERED TYRELL CORP. SCIENTIST. FEATURES AN ALL-STAR CREATIVE TEAM WITH K.PERKINS (SUPERGIRL) & MELLOW BROWN (AMERICAN GODS), FERNANDO DAGNINO AND MARCO LESKO.
Creators: Perkins, K. Dagnino, Fernando Hack, Robert
Crisis on Infinite Earths. Infinite Crisis. Final Crisis. And now…Dark Crisis! The epic event years in the making is finally here! Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the Justice League are dead. The remaining heroes are left to protect the world from an onslaught of violent attacks by DC’s greatest villains! Can the legacy heroes step out of the shadows of the classic heroes to form a new Justice League? And will that be enough to stop a darkness greater than anything they’ve ever faced from destroying everything? Don’t miss out on the first issue of the blockbuster event of the summer!
Creators: Joshua Williamson, Daniel Sampere, Inhyuk Lee
Al Ewing and Javier Rodríguez follow up their acclaimed DEFENDERS: THERE ARE NO RULES series with a new volume and an all-new lineup, including none other than Loki, God of Stories! When Doctor Strange sends a dire warning from beyond the grave, Blue Marvel, America Chavez, Taaia (Galactus’ mom!), Tigra and Loki assemble to defend reality itself! Plus, you won’t believe who shows up on the final page!
Creators: (W) Al Ewing (A) Javier Rodriguez (CA) Javier Rodriguez
A BRAND NEW, NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN ADVENTURE FEATURING THE FUGITIVE DOCTOR IN HER COMICS DEBUT! WORKING FOR THE MYSTERIOUS DIVISION ON A DANGEROUS ASSIGNMENT, THE DOCTOR UNCOVERS SOMETHING INSIDIOUS AFOOT. DISCOVER WHY THIS REGENERATION BECAME KNOWN AS THE FUGITIVE! DOCTOR WHO FREE COMIC BOOK DAY(ON SALE MAY 7) LEADS INTO THIS NEW ARC!
Creators: Houser, Jody Ingranata, Roberta Di Meo, Simone
Once again Aydis finds herself alone. Now she must journey to the elusive place known as Heimdall, the living gateway to the land of the gods. To get there, she must brave the treacherous waters of the Northern Sea. But hiring a ship proves trickier than she imagined.
At last, the secrets of Siancong’s history – not to mention its existence at all – are revealed. In…a comic book? But while the Marvels learn everything they need to know, they still have to find a way home. And they may have just triggered a threat capable of destroying them, Siancong, Earth and our entire universe. The end of everything may have just begun.
Creators: (W) Kurt Busiek (A) Yildiray Cinar (CA) Alex Ross
The challenge is made. As our willful heroine Rosa succeeds in securing more human job opportunities, the effort inadvertently displaces construction bot WOL-421313, leading the frustrated, newly unemployed robot to follow a fundamental tenet in robot society and solve his grievance by challenging Rosa to the first ever robot-human fight.
Creators: (W) Zack Kaplan (A) Guilherme Balbi, Marco Lesko (CA) Dan Panosian
MILES and SHIFT’S hunt through the Multiverse has landed them back in New York City, but it’s not the NYC they know – it’s THE EMPIRE OF THE SPIDER! And evil Miles clone, SELIM, has crowned himself emperor! To defeat the oppressive regime, Miles will need the help of rebel leaders GENERAL GANKE LEE and CAPITÁN BILLIE MORALES, who has grown up in a world without her brother and where SPIDER-MAN represents only pain and suffering. And if Miles fell to Selim, what does that mean for the fate of PETER PARKER?!
Creators: (W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Christopher Allen (CA) Taurin Clarke
Release Date: 6-15-22
MILESTONES IN HISTORY #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A CHRISCROSS
Written by Reginald Hudlin, Alice Randall, Toure, Michael Harriot, and more Art by Various Celebrate Black History Month the Milestone way, as the superpowered citizens of Dakota (including Static, Icon, Rocket, Hardware, and more) narrate the true stories of Black trailblazers from across human history! Witness the military campaigns of Hannibal and the Queen of Sheba, the literary accomplishments of Alexandre Dumas, the World War One dogfights of Eugene Bullard against the legendary Red Baron, and many, many more, all written and drawn by a who’s-who of comics and literary talent!
Kid Quick—the Future State Flash—and their fellow heroes Supergirl, Robin, Aquagirl, Klarienne the Witch Girl, and Troy take center stage in a miniseries that rocks Earth-11 to its core! Co-writers Ivan Cohen (The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries) and Danny Lore (DC Pride, Champions) join rising-star artist Marco Failla (DCeased: Hope at World’s End) for the incredible debut issue, which begins with an attack by the H.I.V.E. and ends in the Church of Blood! What is Sister Blood’s true mission among the lost souls of New York City? Can Teen Justice get through their growing pains fast enough to learn the answer in time to stop it? And what role will the mysterious Raven—the brooding hero who has refused to join the team in the past—play in the ultimate battle? The secrets of Earth-11’s newest heroes and villains unfold in DC’s most exciting new team title!
Creators: Ivan Cohen, Danny Lore, Marco Failla, Robbi Rodriguez
Release Date: 6-7-22
Release Date: 6-14-22
NUBIA QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS #1 (OF 4) CVR A KHARY RANDOLPH
Nubia may be queen, but not all Amazons call Themyscira home, which prompts the new monarch to leave Themyscira for the first time in decades to serve her people in a way Hippolyta never had the opportunity to. Now, as she embarks on her tour through Man’s World to show off the newly established sisterhood, she will be met with joy, distrust, and danger. As she travels to the homes of both the Bana-Mighdall and Esquecida tribes, something lurks in the shadows following her every move. A villain from Nubia’s mysterious past has been waiting for the day the queen joined the outside world again, and they’re ready to make her wish she never left the paradise! Taking place right after the Nubia: Coronation Special, a second miniseries for the fan-favorite Amazon begins! You won’t want to miss the exciting new adventures of the one true queen, brought to you by the creative team behind Nubia & the Amazons—writer Stephanie Williams and artist Alitha Martinez!
Creators: Stephanie Williams, Alitha Martinez, Mark Morales, Khary Randolph
SCORCHED EARTH!’ Malcolm Dragon and his father-from-another-reality, Paul Dragon, join forces to take down the Vicious Circle, but they’re greatly outnumbered and hopelessly outgunned! Savage Dragon comes with our highest possible recommendation.
Morals have eroded. Your kids are out of control. Skybound’s new horror anthology is going to teach those teens a lesson. In the debut issue, JUSTIN BENSON & AARON MOREHEAD (Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight) and GREG HINKLE present a standalone cautionary tale soaked in blood and tears. Nora’s anxiety prevented her from approaching high school with any degree of confidence-that is, until she adopted Janie, an emotional support dog with a winning smile and a killer secret. But just how far will Nora go to keep her new life?
CAUGHT IN THE BLACK WIDOW 2099’S WEB! Without the BLACK CARDS that make them above the law, the CABAL are mortal. SPIDER-MAN decides to destroy the cards. But he can’t do it alone. Only the BLACK WIDOW can find the mutant Spider-Man needs. But that mutant’s already been targeted by someone else… It’s BLACK WIDOW versus HAWKEYE…ROUND 2099!
Creators: (W) Steve Orlando (A) Alessandro Miracolo (CA) Ken Lashley
KINGPIN RISING! The band takes a detour through Philly to help DAREDEVIL deal with the big man himself! What does Kingpin have to hide? And what does it have to do with the threats ahead? Find out as the crew hits the road in the SPIDER-VAN!
After the blood-soaked events of last issue, there are no heroes left with the strength to take on the cannibal killer…with the possible exception of, believe it or not, one Michael Van Zandt. But when Michael learns the truth of both the killer’s true nature and that of the powers he’s been given, humanity might have a lot more to fear than one flying carnivore…
Creators: Simon Spurrier, Aaron Campbell, Valentine De Landro
Point Nemo – the farthest oceanic point on earth from any landmass. A spacecraft graveyard where rockets and satellites can be safely ditched on the ocean floor. In a near future ravaged by climate change, an African astronaut teams with an Indian shipping magnate to mount a dangerous salvage mission to recover the wreck of humanity’s first interstellar starship. But what they find is beyond their worst nightmares. Mark Sable (MISKATONIC, WAR ON TERROR: GODKILLERS) and Alberto Locatelli (The Believers, Cinque) bring you a sci-fi horror tale that will make you rethink the space race.
Creators: (W) Mark Sable (A) Alberto Locati (CA) Jeremy Haun
POWER GRAB! TARN THE UNCARING waged war and torture on Arakko for centuries. He’s the most hated being on Mars…and he sits on their ruling council. ABIGAIL BRAND has a plan to remedy that – and reap the rewards. So does ROBERTO DA COSTA. But only one of them can win…and Tarn’s going to make at least one mutant pay the price for it!
Creators: (W) Al Ewing (A) Stefano Caselli (CA) Russell Dauterman