Welcome back for another installment of Preview Monday! This week, we’re giving you exclusive first looks at THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #44 and HINTERKIND #16.

First, in THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #44, the final stages of Brainiac’s plan come to fruition in this issue that leads directly into CONVERGENCE! Brainiac is stealing New York, and the chances of inhabitant survival are basically zero. Can anything (or anyone - even Superman?) stop Brainiac? And what catastrophy will initiating 'defense protocol Sigma Five' cause? The ripples of this story will literally be felt across the Multiverse. Check it out in THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #44, written by Keith Giffen, Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire and Dan Jurgens and illustrated by Patrick Zircher, when it hits shelves this Wednesday.

Then, in HINTERKIND #16, all his Machiavellian maneuvering has been for naught as Severin’s reign is cut painfully short, while Psamira, the Skinling matriarch, moves forward with her plan to seize the throne. With the enemy at the gate, Queen Telesche sends her son, Prince Parsifal, and Prosper Monday on a last-ditch mission that could save them all or reduce her kingdom to a burning ruin: awaken Tiamat, the last dragon! This is the testing of the Sidhe! Look for it on Wednesday when HINTERKIND #16, written by Ian Edginton and illustrated by Francesco Trifogli, hits the spinner rack.