Welcome back to a hot button week in comics!

Uncommonly cool crossovers abound next week as The Button, the Batman/Flash team-up, continues with Flash #21, and Batman teams up with a mysterious Golden Age legend in Batman/The Shadow #1! Marvel drops some big releases with Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider #1, new Old Man Logan, R.L. Stine’s Man-Thing, and ResurrXion continues with X-Men Blue #2! If that’s not wild enough for you, the Kirby 100th celebration continues with Kamandi Challenge #4! Last and most definitely not least, Image Plus continues to reveal more of Negan’s story!

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The Caped Crusader and the Scarlet Speedster:
The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party – and it’s not who anyone suspects! Flash #21 is by writer Joshua Williamson and artist Howard Porter, with a cover by Jason Fabok!

A shadowy team-up:
Murder has come to Gotham City, and Lamont Cranston appears to be the culprit…but he’s been dead for over fifty years! Batman will go to the ends of the Earth to unravel the mystery of Cranston’s life, but the mysterious Shadow will do everything in his power to stop him from learning too much. Batman The Shadow #1 is by Scott Snyder, Steve Orlando, and Riley Rossmo!

The classic Kirby character returns:
Kamandi’s journey has led him to the wondrous Western Wall-but is he prepared for what lies on the other side? Kamandi Challenge #4 is by writer Jimmy Palmiotti and artist Carlos D’Anda, with a cover by Paul Pope!

Magneto’s back:
Magneto has joined the X-Men, but due to their long history, not everyone on the team trusts him. Can the X-Men come together to be a cohesive force for good? Or will ulterior motives and personal quests derail the entire enterprise? X-Men Blue #2 is by writer Cullen Bunn and artists Jorge Molina and Matteo Buffagni, with a cover by Arthur Adams! The all-new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants is back, rampaging through NYC in X-Men Gold #2, by Mark Guggenheim, with art and cover by Ardian Syaf, variant by Adi Granov!

Ben Reilly’s new series:
One of the most controversial characters in comics has returned – and the controversy has only begun! In the aftermath of The Clone Conspiracy, Ben has a new take on life…and he’s not the same Scarlet Spider he was before. Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider #1 is writer Peter David and artist Mark Bagley!

The beginning of Black Panther’s new story:
Where have all the Wakanda gods gone? T’Challa means to find out! Black Panther #13 is by writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and artist Wilfredo Torres, with a cover by Brian Stelfreeze!

Luke Skywalker and Darth Maul’s new team-ups:
An evil crime syndicate is auctioning off a Jedi Padawan that Darth Maul plans to take – and kill – for his own. Featuring: a band of bounty hunters including Cad Bane and Aurra Sing! Star Wars Darth Maul #3 is by writer Cullen Bunn and artist Luke Ross, with a cover by Rafael Albuquerque! Rebel pilot and rogue archaeologist wander side by side into the darkest shadows of the galaxy as Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams up with Doctor Aphra!  Star Wars The Screaming Citadel #1 is by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Marco Checchetto!

Negan’s origin revealed:
IMAGE+ is a monthly magazine featuring Image’s upcoming releases, as well as bonus creator-owned comics content. Each issue features an original, four-page The Walking Dead story concerning Negan’s origins, and created by New York Times bestselling team Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard, for a total of 48 pages of backstory! Be sure to check out Image Plus #13, Walking Dead fans!

A New Kind of Comic Con is Coming to NYC:
Midtown Comics is proud to present the Five Points Festival, a designer toy and comic art convention debuting May 20-21 in Lower Manhattan! A showcase of artists, designers, publishers, and toy brands, Five Points is a place for comic fans, collectors, and anyone interested in independent art! Guests include Bryan Lee O’Malley, Greg Capullo, Sean Gordon Murphy, Simone Legno, and Ron English! Tickets are available online, and soon available in-store at all Midtown Comics locations.

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