Since Batman Day is right around the corner, 'Ol Bruce dominates the DC order but Marvel steps up with a Deadpool bonanza.
For DC solicits, there's...
It's been one hell of a year in Gotham City, and it all comes down to this: Batman vs. The Riddler! Gotham City and the Dark Knight will never be the same! Don't miss this special, extra-sized finale of "Zero Year!"
BATMAN AND ROBIN #33
"ROBIN RISES"! Picking up right where this month's ROBIN RISES #1 left off, it's Batman vs. the Justice League as the Dark Knight decides to follow the Chaos Shard back to its source: Apokolips!
BATMAN ETERNAL #16
Red Robin is out to solve the mystery of the nanovirus spreading among Gotham City's poorest, but Harper Row isn't going to let him do it alone! Can Batwing escape the clutches of The Joker's Daughter?
A new hit TV show based on Batman's crime fighting exploits is on the air, but it hardly meets with the Caped Crusader's approval. And the show's producer has more in mind than just high ratings! A set visit from Batman and Robin reveals the producer's true agenda and puts all of the action behind the cameras in this story by guest writer Gabriel Soria.
Over at Marvel, we have:
100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1
Following the failed Badoon invasion of Earth and America's disappearance into the Negative Zone, how will the Avengers of 2061 cope?!
Preston uncovers a secret from Deadpool's past that needs immediate attention!
DEADPOOL: DEADPOOL WEDDING
The day you never dreamed would come has finally arrived: Deadpool is getting married! But to whom?! Tune in to find out as Deadpool and his mysterious bride tie the knot! And to celebrate this magical occasion, we've rounded up every single writer who ever penned Wade's series to contribute new stories! But when Deadpool and his bride honeymoon in Japan, will married life agree with our mouthy merc? Or will he start doing the "take my wife, please" joke all the time? Plus: another Deadpool flashback tale, as Wade travels to the 1950s to save Nick Fury from the menace of - time-traveling Hitler! And Madcap teams up (sort of) with Deadpool to answer the burning question. "Whatever happened to the white caption boxes?
DEADPOOL VS X-FORCE #2
In this all-new tale, we learn of the pair's first meeting, well before New Mutants #98, as Cable and his soon-to-be X-Force race through the timestream to stop the reckless mercenary Deadpool before he destroys American history for good!
DEADPOOL DRACULAS GAUNTLET #3
You saw Deadpool's marriage to the succubus queen Shiklah, now see their first meeting and romance!
The hit series originally presented as a Marvel Infinite Comic makes the leap to the paper medium for the first time!
When Dracula hires Deadpool to transport a highly-valuable delivery for him, he has no idea what kind of trouble he's in for. Guest-starring Blade, M.O.D.O.K., Hydra Bob, Werewolf by Night, and more-hop on with Deadpool for a crazy journey across the world...and into the heart of the Merc with the Mouth!
Other highlights from Indy companies are:
X-FILES SEASON 10 #14
Pilgrims, Part 4 of 5: Agent Mulder has been infected with black oil, playing host to an alien being seeking to use his knowledge, history, and expertise to unlock something mysteriously and terribly powerful. But Mulder and the would-be alien colonist possessing him aren't the only ones looking for it...
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #7
Princess Luna faces her greatest challenge yet... making jokes in public! Luna turns to Pinkie Pie, the master of merriment, to help her find her funny bone. If Pinkie's teachings backfire on Luna, there might be very few laughs to be found in Canterlot!
Not every robot is lucky enough to be born a royal.
And as for graphic novels...
STAR WARS LUCAS DRAFT TP
Before Star Wars, there was The Star Wars! This
is the official adaptation of George Lucas's roughdraft
screenplay for what would become Star
Wars-the film that changed motion pictures and
the world. You'll see familiar characters and places-
but not all is the same in this long-ago and faraway
galaxy. Still, strap yourself in for high adventure and
lazersword duels, Jedi Knights, Princess Leia, Han
Solo, and a battle to defeat the evil Empire!
WALKING DEAD TP 21
Alexandria has been destroyed. Can Rick rally the other communities against Negan's army?
William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return
Hot on the heels of the New York Times best seller William Shakespeare’s Star Wars comes the next two installments of the original trilogy: William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back and William Shakespeare’s The Jed Doth Return. Return to the star-crossed galaxy far, far away as the brooding young hero, a power-mad emperor, and their jesting droids match wits, struggle for power, and soliloquize in elegant and impeccable iambic pentameter. Illustrated with beautiful black-and-white Elizabethan-style artwork, these two plays offer essential reading for all ages.
Goodnight Darth Vader
It's bedtime in the Star Wars galaxy, and Darth Vader's parenting skills are tested anew in this delightful follow-up to the breakout New York Times bestsellers Darth Vader™ and Son and Vader's™ Little Princess. In this Episode, the Sith Lord must soothe his rambunctious twins, Luke and Leia—who are not ready to sleep and who insist on a story. As Vader reads, the book looks in on favorite creatures, droids, and characters, such as Yoda, R2-D2, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Darth Maul, Admiral Ackbar, Boba Fett, and many others as they tuck in, yawn, and settle down to dream. As ever, Jeffrey Brown's charming illustrations and humor glow throughout, playing on children's book conventions to enchant adults and kids alike.