The Malta Exchange by Stever Berry (Steve Berry)
The pope is dead. A conclave to select his replacement is about to begin. Cardinals are beginning to arrive at the Vatican, but one has fled Rome for Malta in search of a document that dates back to the 4th century and Constantine the Great.
Former Justice Department operative, Cotton Malone, is at Lake Como, Italy, on the trail of legendary letters between Winston Churchill and Benito Mussolini that disappeared in 1945 and could re-write history. But someone else seems to be after the same letters and, when Malone obtains then loses them, he’s plunged into a hunt that draws the attention of the legendary Knights of Malta.
The knights have existed for over nine hundred years, the only warrior-monks to survive into modern times. Now they are a global humanitarian organization, but within their ranks lurks trouble — the Secreti — an ancient sect intent on affecting the coming papal conclave. With the help of Magellan Billet agent Luke Daniels, Malone races the rogue cardinal, the knights, the Secreti, and the clock to find what has been lost for centuries. The final confrontation culminates behind the walls of the Vatican where the election of the next pope hangs in the balance.

Started Reading: June 18, 2019
Finished Reading: June 22, 2019

Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 8: On the Outside (DC)
In the aftermath of the last stand of the Gotham Knights, Batman, Batwoman, Red Robin, Orphan, Azrael, Batwing and company took down a monster they helped create. How will they deal with the physical and psychological ramifications of this epic battle? Who can Batman trust to guide them? They need a teacher...and Black Lightning fits the bill! Collects issues #982-987.

Started and Finished Reading: June 21, 2019

Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 7: Batmen Eternal (DC)
Following her deadly actions in their last adventure, Batwoman faces scrutiny from Batman and Red Robin. Will Batman allow her to continue bearing his symbol after everything she has done? And will the fallout put these cousins—Bruce Wayne and Kate Kane—at irreconcilable odds with each other?
Collects Detective Comics #975-981.

Started and Completed Reading: June 21, 2019

Conan The Barbarian Vol. 1: The Life And Death Of Conan Book One by Jason Aaron (comicstore.marvel.com)
The greatest sword-and-sorcery hero of all returns to Marvel! From an age undreamed…hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet. Conan's travels have brought him to the far reaches of the unknown, from his birthplace in Cimmeria to the kingdom of Aquilonia and all in between. But as his fighting prowess lets him carve his way through life, so too does it attract the forces of death! And few are more deadly than the Crimson Witch. Robert E. Howard's legendary barbarian stars in an all-new ages-spanning saga as the destiny of Conan — and King Conan — are forever changed!

Started Reading: May 9, 2019
Completed Reading: June 15, 2019

Shazam! Vol. 1 The Seven Magic Lands Part 1 by Geoff Johns (penguin.com.au)
Teenager turned superhero Billy Batson struggles to balance school and superheroics! (Guess which one is more fun?) But when Shazam unlocks a shocking secret deep within the Rock of Eternity, it challenges everything he knows about the worlds of magic and his family's future as its champions!

Plus, witness the bizarre team-up of Dr. Sivana and Mr. Mind as they set off to build a society all their own!
Collects Shazam! #1-6

June 13, 2019 – Started Reading
June 13, 2019 – Finished Reading

AQUAMAN VOL. 6: KINGSLAYER (DC)
After a decisive victory is won by Aquaman and the resistance, King Rath tightens his grip on Atlantis by unleashing an ancient magic that has not been seen for thousands of years. Can Aquaman and his allies assassinate Rath to end this civil war? Plus, witness the shocking origin of the nefarious King Rath in this earth-shattering volume! Collects AQUAMAN #34-38.

Started and Completed reading: June 8. 2019

The events of Mera: Queen of Atlantis by Dan Abnett takes place between issues 34 and 37.

Mera: Queen of Atlantis (DC)
As the brutal Atlantean Civil War rages, Mera must keep the peace between the surface world and Atlantis as its newly anointed queen in exile. But when Aquaman’s brother Orm, a.k.a. Ocean Master, learns of his homeland’s fate, he feels he must return to Atlantis as its king and savior! But Orm is now torn between his duty to Atlantis and his love for his new surface family—and both he and Mera will clash over the futures they choose to fight for! Collects the six-issue miniseries.

Started and Completed Reading: June 8, 2019

Aquaman, Volume 5: The Crown Comes Down by Dan Abnett (DC)
Arthur joins forces with his new ally Dolphin, his loyal frenemy Vulko and the love of his life, Mera, to rally the underworld of Atlantis and end the reign of the nefarious King Rath! But even as Rath doubles his efforts to destroy “the Aquaman,” dangerous new enemies begin to emerge from unexpected places...some vying for the throne themselves! Collects issues #31-33 and Aquaman Annual: Crownspire #1.

June 8, 2019 – Started Reading
June 8, 2019 – Finished Reading

Superman, Vol. 1: The Unity Saga - Phantom Earth (DC)
The fallout from THE Man of Steel mini-series has Clark Kent looking at the world through new eyes...with new ideas about what Superman could and should do for the city of Metropolis and the planet Earth. His first job? Getting the planet out of the Phantom Zone! The world quakes and shakes as it begins to succumb to the effects of the entire planet being moved into the lifeless realm known as the Phantom Zone. As Superman works with the Justice League, an old enemy trapped in the same prison returns to stop the Man of Steel and escape. Collects SUPERMAN #1-6.

Started Reading: June 5, 2019
Completed Reading: June 6, 2019