Two-part ‘Secret Origin of Batvark’; ‘Batvark’s Credo’ and finally an answer to ‘Is Batvark a Homophobe?’ Plus reprints of the earliest Cerebus in Hell? online strips (6/24/16 to 6/30/16): first appearance of Fredric Nietzsche; King Solomon writes his lawyer; Literalistic Limbo; first appearance of Jingles, the world’s greatest collector of CGC-graded Dog Comics; Avengers movies remade with an all-Kardashian sister cast; Life With Archie Civil War; and more!

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Batman #57

The KGBeast isn’t working alone. As the Cold War between Batman and the Russian killer heats up, Batman’s nose for mystery gets to twitching when he suspects there’s more to the KGBeast’s attacks than initially thought. Not only does this tie back to the court case Bruce Wayne sat on involving Mr. Freeze, there’s another villainous Gotham ghoul in play-but whom?

Astonishing X-Men #16

Havok, leader ofÂ…the Reavers?! Â
What circumstances have led Havok to side with the bad guys once more? Â
And will it stick this time? Rated T+

American Gods: My Ainsel #7 (David Mack Variant Cover)

As Shadow follows Wednesday around the country, he eventually finds himself face to face with Laura, who lays down some difficult truths about the time she was alive and with him.