Can a bat beat a bear? BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL has the answer

Writer Peter Milligan and artist Andy Clarke continue their five-part Batman story, with a second installment that finds the Tsar threatening to take over the Gotham mob. But how far will Batman go to protect not only the city, but the nation? And can Batman survive a Moscow excursion? Check out some of the pages below to get an idea and for some ultra-detailed and eye-pleasing art. BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #32 hits 8/5. [gallery link="file"]

Kick off CODENAME: PATRIOT with a first look at WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #6

It's chaos on Kandor, as the "Codename: Patriot' storyline kicks off, courtesy of writers Greg Rucka and James Robinson, with artist Pete Woods. Someone's been shot, and Superman is tasked with finding the culprit. But when the shooter flees to Earth, can Superman play hero without pitting the planets against one another? The story continues in ACTION COMICS #880. SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #6 hits on 8/5. [gallery link="file"]

Kick off the week with some JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE #2 pages

The new Justice League team continues its proactive hunt as the trail leads to an army of super-villains. But the main foe may be deadlier than the new team's combined forces. Sounds ominous? Yep. Don't believe me? Well, check out some pages below, from writer James Robinson and artist Mauro Cascioli. JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE #2 hits 8/5. [gallery link="file" columns="4"]