Can’t Wait for Comics | Batman and Catwoman collide in ‘Gotham War’

Check out new comics and graphic novels coming this week from Chip Zdarsky, Tini Howard, Garth Stein, Matthew Southworth, Jeff Lemire, Malachi Ward, Iman Vellani and more.

Welcome to Can’t Wait for Comics, your guide to what comics are arriving in comic book stores, bookstores and on digital. This week brings the end of one DC crossover and the beginning of a new one, as Knight Terrors wraps up and The Gotham War kicks off. We also have the resurrection of Ms. Marvel, the beginning of the end for Black Hammer, lots of anthologies and, oh yeah, G’Nort!

I’ve pulled out some of the highlights below, but for the complete list of everything you might find at your local comic shop and on digital this week, you’ll want to check out one or more of the following:

As a reminder, things can change and what you find on the above lists may differ from what’s actually arriving in your local shop. So always check with your comics retailer for the final word on availability.

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Marvel celebrates 84 years with ‘Marvel Age #1000’

J. Michael Straczynski, Kaare Andrews, Steve McNiven, Ryan Stegman and more will contribute stories to the new anthology.

The 84th anniversary of Marvel Comics #1, published by Timely in 1939, is coming up on Aug. 31, and to mark the occasion Marvel will release Marvel Age #1000. The one-shot will feature stories by Dan Slott, Mike Allred, Mark Waid, Kaare Andrews, Jason Aaron, Rainbow Rowell and more.

That 1939 issue kicked off what was effectively the Marvel Age of Comics, introducing the Golden Age Human Torch and featuring the first widely available appearance of Namor. “Marvel Age” was also the name of a promotional magazine that Marvel published in the 1980s and 1990s, so if you were hoping this was a celebration of interviews, house ads and Fred Hembeck, you might want to hold your excitement until August.

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