In the wake of great personal tragedy, the theme seems to be one of a funhouse reflection of reality: it's apocalypses and Hell on Earth this week for... SuperQueeros: all that's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgendered, and queer in comics today.
It looks like the D.E.O., specifically Agent Chase, has been planning to take down Kate for a while. So much so, in fact, that we get some backstory on the blonde bureaucrat. And it looks pretty sweet, in a Watchmen-esque fashion! Plus, the return of someone from Batwoman's past, and it is being strongly hinted that it's Kate's twice-dead sister, Alice! Or is there some deeper Kane family secret that is about to be revealed...?
Astonishing X-Men #51
It's Jean-pocalypse!!! AoA Jean has taken the Apocalypse seed into herself and is going to attempt to stop the multiverse-devouring Extermination from devouring every universe! Without going insane and Apocalypse-level evil that is. Will she be a new Dark Phoenix? Will her White Crown alter-ego come put her in her place? Or is this the beginning of a terrible new era for the AoA????
John Colby is going to work for Applebee! With both gays going against the story's protagonist, how will Tony retaliate? Well, for starters he's going on assignment with a bunch of hot navy officers while John is stuck in a veritable apocalypse: lending his shoulder to his weeping and wailing bosses. Sigh, poor Colby... the straight chibiopaths have all the fun...
Mara's brother resurfaces as the military reaches out to the new superhero. Will he be enough of a bargaining chip to sway Mara to the side of shadowy government ops???
Speaking of apocalypses, you should see what New York looks like in this month's X-Factor! The city hasn't looked this bad since it merged with Limbo in Inferno! Thankfully, this story is about one million times better than that one.
Wonder Woman #19
Diana and ORION?!?!?!?!?! (At least it's better than Diana and Supes...)