ASTRONOTES #265  CORRESPONDS TO PREVIEWS AUGUST 2017

 

Hey, hi, howdy, and welcome to Astronotes #265.
There sure isn't any shortage of new (and newish) projects this month, with 11 that we'll suggest to people just from DC, 8 from IDW, 7 Image, and another seven from Marvel.

And that's not counting all the assorted TPB's, hardcovers, etc.
So understanding that I do this little blurb after I do all the vetting of the +/- 3,400 listings in Previews, I'm a little zonked, so I'll just wish you all a good time perusing this month's offerings:

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++DARK HORSE COMICS

 

Dark Horse's theme this month appears to be adult coloring books. You know, those things that CTV said were popular (and theraputic) about 4-5 years ago, that nobody we know ever cared about to begin with, and are now half-forgotten even down in the U.S. where the so-called "craze" for them disappeared about three years ago. Well, Dark Horse, ever at the trailing edge of things, is featuring them now of course. In the unlikely event that you're curious, check out Previews, please.

 

SHERLOCK FRANKENSTEIN & LEGION OF EVIL #1 (OF 4) MAIN

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) David Rubin

Lucy Weber, daughter of the Black Hammer, grew up to become an investigative reporter for the Global Planet. Now she's on the hunt for the true story about what happened to Spiral City's superheroes after they defeated Anti-God and saved the world. All answers seem to lie with the dangerous super villain tenants of Spiral City's infamous asylum. As she gets closer to the truth she uncovers the dark origin stories of some of her father's greatest foes, and learns how they tie into the puzzle of what happened to Spiral City's greatest hero.  SC, 32pgs, FC (1 of 4)      SRP: $3.99

 

 

BLACK HAMMER TP VOL 02 THE EVENT   AUG170013

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dean Ormston

When a visitor from the outside world arrives on the Farm, looking for the Black Hammer and bringing news of Spiral City to its Golden Age heroes, everything changes. Her arrival stirs up old memories and awakens new hope in the marooned heroes and they make a new attempt to escape their strange prison.

SC, 7x10, 152pgs, FC    SRP: $19.99

 

 

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON DRAGONVINE TP (C: 1-0-0)   AUG170016

(W) Dean DeBlois, Richard A. Hamilton (A) Fuente Francisco de la (CA) Doug Wheatley

Hiccup, Toothless, and the rest of the dragon riders encounter two deadly, yet mysteriously linked, threats: One is an island consumed by Dragonvine-an uncontrollable force of nature that's poisonous to humans and deadly to dragons. The other is an all-new, all-terrifying dragon species-the web-spitting Silkspanners!  

 

- Writer, director, and producer Dean DeBlois is coplotting these stories.

 

- Stories tie in to the upcoming 2018 film. (STL060173) (C: 1-0-0) NOTE: Available only in the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the U.K.

SC, 6x9, 80pgs, FC      SRP: $10.99

 

 

ONLY END OF THE WORLD AGAIN HC (C: 1-1-2)   AUG170018

(W) Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell (A/CA) Troy Nixey

This fantasy story blending the worlds of H.P. Lovecraft and Roger Zelazny features an adjustor who recently sets up shop in Innsmouth only to discover that the world may be ending and that the instrument of destruction is a werewolf.

From the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, Nebula award-winning, and New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman comes this adaptation by P. Craig Russell, Troy Nixey, and Matthew Hollingworth.

- Faithfully adapted from the original text! (STL060178) (C: 1-1-2) NOTE: Available only in the United States, Canada, and U.S. Territories.

HC, 7x10, 56pgs, FC     SRP: $14.99

You know, there was something about this slug that didn't quite ring true. It wasn't the clumsy, disjointed, cacophonic syntax, looking like it was written by that Borat guy (does he still have a career, and if so, why?).

If you want a much better description, let's try Wikipedia:
Neil Gaiman's Only The End of the World Again is a 2000 compilation of a serialized fantasy story published by Oni Press and originally appearing in Oni Double Feature #6-8 during 1998. The story was created and written by Neil Gaiman, adapted to comic by P. Craig Russell, illustrated by Troy Nixey and was colored for the collection by Matthew Hollingsworth.[1]

The story concerns the character of Lawrence Talbot, a claims adjustor and werewolf who finds himself in Innsmouth on a cold winter's night with the townspeople trying to bring about the return of the Elder Gods.[2] It was written as a tribute to Roger Zelazny, and inspired by his novel A Night in the Lonesome October

 

LOBSTER JOHNSON TP VOL 05 PIRATES GHOST   AUG170036

(W) Mike Mignola, John Arcudi (A/CA) Tonci Zonjic

The Lobster is at his pulpiest in a pair of three-part stories drawn by veteran Lobster artist Tonci Zonjic. A trio of robots terrorize New York City, and the only thing more mysterious than their origins is their motives. When a pirate ship's ghostly crew appears on the Hudson River out of thin air, the harbor patrol calls on the Lobster! Collects Lobster Johnson: Metal Monsters of Midtown #1-3 and Lobster Johnson: The Pirate's Ghost #1-3.

SC, 7x10, 168pgs, FC    SRP: $19.99

 

CREEPY COMICS TP VOL 04   AUG170087

(W) Ray Fawkes & Various (A) Tomm Coker & Various

Creepy Comics enters its second half century of horrifying readers! This villainous volume contains some of the spookiest stories yet, including Uncle Creepy's Fiftieth anniversary spectacular! Don't miss malicious missives from Fred Van Lente, Ray Fawkes, Alex de Campi, Richard P. Clark, Matthew Southworth, Tomm Coker, Ted Naifeh, and many more! It's a heap of creep! Collects issues #14-#19 of Dark Horse's revived Creepy Comics!

Fred Van Lente (W), Corinna Bechko (W), Ray Fawkes (W), Matthew Southworth (W/A), Peter Bagge (W/A), Dan Braun (W), Doug Moench (W), Alex de Campi (W), Ted Naifeh (W/A), Rachel Deering  (W), Paul Tobin (W), J. Torres (W), Richard P. Clark (W/A), Ivan Cohen (W/A), Attilla Futaki (W/A), Tomm Coker (A), Alison Sampson (A), Simone Delladio (A), Drew Moss (A), Mike Norton (A), Dave Stokes (A), Henrik Jonsson (A), Vanesa R. Del Rey (A), Juan Ferreyra (A), Ron Salas (A), and Dustin Nguyen (Cover) (STK676084)

SC, 7x10, 176pgs, B&W   SRP: $19.99

 

NGE SHINJI IKARI RAISING PROJECT OMNIBUS TP VOL 05   AUG170088

(W/A/CA) Osamu Takahashi

SEELE's frustrations with Gendo's plans leads their agent inside the school to abduct Shinji and place him under their mental control . . . which means Rei and Asuka must put aside their own rivalry long enough to join forces and rescue him!  Now an animated series! (STL060167) (C: 1-1-2) NOTE: Available only in the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, and the U.K.

SC, 5x7, 552pgs, B&W    SRP: $19.99

 

DRIFTERS TP VOL 05 (MR)   AUG170089

(W/A/CA) Kohta Hirano

Warriors from Earth's history-"Drifters"-battle for control of a wondrous mystic realm. At the eye if the storm is the rancorous Black King who, desiring more than land and resources, is uniting this world's non-human races for a single horrific purpose . . . the genocide of humanity.  SC, 5x7, 216pgs, B&W  $13.99

 

 

GLISTER TP   AUG170117

(W/A/CA) Andi Watson

Strange things happen around Glister Butterworth. A young girl living on her family's English estate, Glister has unusual adventures every day, like the arrival of a teapot haunted by a demanding ghost, a crop of new relatives blooming on the family tree, a stubborn house that walks off its land in a huff, and a trip to Faerieland to find her missing mother.

- All four Glister stories collected into a value priced edition!

Perfect for younger readers! HC, 6x9, 304pgs, FC      $14.99

 

Strike while the (shootin') iron is hot department:
Today is July 21, and on this day
in 1865, in the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first western showdown.
Aand on this day in 1870, at Adair, Iowa, Jesse James and the James-Younger Gang pulled off the first successful train robbery in the American Old West.

 

SOUPY LEAVES HOME TP   AUG170151

(W) Cecil Castellucci (A/CA) Jose Pimienta

Pearl Plankette ran away from her home to escape an abusive father and an unhappy future. Disguised and reborn as a boy named Soupy, she hitches her star to an unlikely hobo, and they begin their journey from the cold heartbreak of their eastern homes toward the sunny promise of California in this train-hopping, Depression-era coming-of-age tale. (STL034384) (DEC160087)

SC, 6x9, 208pgs, FC     SRP: $14.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++DC COMICS

 

001   BATMAN LOST #1 (METAL)

Trapped in the Dark Multiverse, Batman must face his greatest fears!    32pgs, FC     SRP: $3.99

 

DARK DAYS THE FORGE & THE CASTING DIRECTORS CUT #1   AUG170171

The road to DARK NIGHTS: METAL began with DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and DARK DAYS: THE CASTING! Now, these two top-selling specials are presented again in this new Director’s Cut edition! As THE FORGE begins, Aquaman, Green Lantern and more of DC’s pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! And in THE CASTING, The Joker’s surprise attack threatens to lay waste to all of Batman’s carefully laid plans. This Director’s Cut includes never-before-published extras!    SRP: $7.99

 

 

002   BATMAN THE DEVASTATOR #1 (METAL)

As the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL rock the DC Universe, the creatures of the Dark Multiverse stand ready to invade our world! How can the World’s Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful nightmare versions of familiar figures? Find out in these special tie-in issues!

RATED T+ (STL060911)

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

 

003   BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1 (METAL)

As the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL rock the DC Universe, the creatures of the Dark Multiverse stand ready to invade our world! How can the World’s Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful nightmare versions of familiar figures? Find out in these special tie-in issues!

RATED T+ (STL060912)

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

Why can't I think of anything snotty to say about these two different titles with exactly the same descriptions? Someone at DC got the Rashomon concept backwards?

 

ACTION COMICS #989 LENTICULAR ED  (OZ EFFECT)   AUG170182

THE OZ EFFECT- part three! The startling revelation of Mr. Oz’s origin has stopped the Man of Steel dead in his tracks. With Superman distracted by disasters looming around the world, Mr. Oz has the time to confront Lois Lane.  32pgs, FC      SRP: $3.99

 

 

ACTION COMICS #990 LENTICULAR ED (OZ EFFECT)   AUG170185

THE OZ EFFECT- part four! If Superman refuses to join Mr. Oz’s cause, maybe Superboy will! The mysterious villain hits Superman where it hurts when Oz and Jon join forces. But the stakes are raised when the Last Son of Krypton is forced to choose between his son...
and saving his adopted home planet.   32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99

 

ACTION COMICS #991 LENTICULAR ED (OZ EFFECT)   AUG170188

THE OZ EFFECT-part five! After being revealed as [REDACTED], Mr. Oz makes his last moves against the Man of Steel and his family and leaves the Man of Tomorrow wondering what other secrets and lies await him in the future as “The Oz Effect’ comes to a close.   32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99

Just figured I'd make note of those because they feature those ever-popular(ish) lenticular covers. No worries- if the title's on your list, just let us know you want them and lenticular's what you'll get. Remember they cost $1.00 more than the regular covers

 

 

004   BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #1 (OF 7)

In a world where Batman has gone too far, The Joker must save Gotham City.

He’s been called a maniac, a killer and the “Clown Prince of Crime”, but "white knight"? Never. Until now!

Set in a world where the Joker is cured of his insanity and homicidal tendencies, The Joker, now known as “Jack,” sets about trying to right his wrongs. First he plans to reconcile with Harley Quinn, and then he’ll try to save the city from the one person who he thinks is truly Gotham City’s greatest villain: Batman!

Superstar writer and artist Sean Murphy (PUNK ROCK JESUS, THE WAKE) presents a seven-issue miniseries of a twisted Gotham City with a massive cast of heroes and villains that, at its heart, is a tragic story of a hero and a villain: Batman and The Joker. But which is the hero-and which the villain?    (1 of 7) SRP: $3.99

 

 

BATMAN THE DARK PRINCE CHARMING HC BOOK 01   AUG170271

Acclaimed European comics master Enrico Marini (Eagles of Rome, Le Scorpion) makes his American comics debut with an original, two-part graphic novel starring the Dark Knight! What secret connection do both Batman and The Joker share with a strange and mysterious young girl? After she’s kidnapped by The Joker, Batman must plunge deep into the underworld of Gotham City and race against time to find out where she’s being held. The stakes are high, and for Batman, it’s personal!

Watch for BATMAN: THE DARK PRINCE CHARMING BOOK TWO coming in spring 2018!   HC, 64pgs, FC  SRP: $12.99

 

 

005   DC HOUSE OF HORROR #1

An all-new, all-creepy one-shot set in the DC Universe-just in time for Halloween! Martha Kent fights for her life against a creature from a spacecraft that lands in front of her farmhouse. A young woman is possessed by the spirit of a murderous Amazon warrior. The last surviving member of the Justice League faces down a horror beyond imagining. All these and more are what happens when the most exciting new voices in contemporary horror fiction are paired with the talents of some of the greatest artists in the DC firmament! And if that isn’t enough to scare you, there’s Keith Giffen, too.    SRP: $9.99

 

 

006   DEADMAN #1 (OF 6) STANDARD ED

Journey into Death part one! When we last left Deadman, the true story had barely begun! Deadman’s death was unsolved, and his fate was intertwined with that of his parents and siblings. Even the Dark Night Detective couldn’t solve the mysteries of Boston Brand’s fantastic secrets! Now, Batman is back, confronting Deadman about who was really behind his death. Was Boston Brand’s assassination a test for the League of Assassins? Why does Batman think Ra’s al Ghul was involved? And why does Deadman need the help of Zatanna, Phantom Stranger, Dr. Fate and the Spectre to defend Nanda Parbat?   32pgs, FC (1 of 6)      SRP: $3.99

 

 

007   GOTHAM CITY GARAGE #1

A new series inspired by the DC Collectibles statue line! It’s been decades since Governor Lex Luthor turned Gotham City into a modern utopia, saving his people from the devastation that made the rest of the continent a wasteland. But his city isn’t paradise for everyone. If the Lexes network misfires, and a citizen wakes up and steps out of line, the Bat and his minions are brutal in restoring the status quo. So when young Kara Gordon, whose ride-along tech has never functioned optimally, rushes headlong into the Freescape, she’s shocked to find Gotham City Garage-where new friends might become family, if she lives long enough.   SRP: $3.99

 

 

008   HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA #1 (OF 6)

Free college tuition for all Riverdale residents?! That’s the plan-after the town drains the wetlands that lie between it and Gotham City and then builds a new campus. The only snag? A certain botany-obsessed super-villain. When Poison Ivy enlists her bestie, Harley, to kidnap both Veronica Lodge, daughter of Riverdale’s most important citizen, and her friend Betty, she’s counting on some assistance-and the mayhem that ensues will probably work as well!

DC Comics and Archie are proud to present the adventure of a lifetime for all these best pals. Their hijinks are brought to you by the real-life team-up of Paul Dini (HARLEY QUINN) and Marc Andreyko (WONDER WOMAN ‘77), with art by Laura Braga (DC BOMBSHELLS)!   (1 of 6) SRP: $3.99

 

 

009   WILDSTORM MICHAEL CRAY #1 (OF 12)

Warren Ellis’ critically acclaimed relaunch of THE WILD STORM gets its first solo spinoff series! Michael Cray, professional assassin, has been betrayed by International Operations and has an alien life-form in his head that’s either killing him, transforming him, or both. The only thing that can bring sense to his life is for him to do what he does best: kill the wrong people for the right reasons. But Michael needs support and resources to hit back against I.O., and he gets them in exchange for working with Trelane, taking out her targets, his way. First up? A sociopathic Silicon Valley billionaire by the name of Oliver Queen!    (1 of 12)  SRP: $3.99

 

 

010   RAGMAN #1 (OF 6)

After a failed mission to raid a tomb in the Israeli Desert, war veteran Rory Harper is plagued by the death of his partners. As Rory battles his guilt back in Gotham City, he discovers that what was in that tomb has followed him home, and it’s about to change his life. But as Rory begins his journey, an evil is invading Gotham City, and it wants what he’s discovered. A hero is born in this visionary reimagining of the Ragman mythos by Ray Fawkes and Inaki Miranda!  32pp (1 of 6) $2.99

 

 

011   RUFF & REDDY SHOW #1 (OF 6)

In the Golden Age of television, Ruff and Reddy were on top of the entertainment world-until the world turned, and they were forgotten. Now, Ruff is a washed-up television actor. Reddy is a clerk in an upscale grocery store. Can a hungry young agent convince the two one-time partners to make a comeback-and convince the world that it wants to see the famously infamous dog-and-cat comedy team back in the spotlight?   32pgs (1 of 6)    SRP: $3.99

 

ACTION COMICS TP VOL 04 THE NEW WORLD (REBIRTH)   AUG170317

As Superman’s allies gather to address the looming threat of Mr. Oz, another Squad seeks revenge against the Man of Steel-one that includes Eradicator, Cyborg Superman, Metallo, Mongul and Zod! Tying into recent events in SUICIDE SQUAD, Zod takes command of the Revenge Squad but his real motives may have grave consequences! Collects ACTION COMICS #977-984. SRP: $19.99

 

BATWOMAN TP VOL 01 THE MANY ARMS OF DEATH (REBIRTH)   AUG170318

The newest chapter of Batwoman’s crime-fighting career begins here! Monster Venom is the hottest new bioweapon on the market...and to break up the syndicate spreading it around the world, Batwoman’s going to have to return to the place where she spent some of her darkest hours! Collects issues #1-6 and BATWOMAN: REBIRTH #1.    SC, 168pgs, FC   SRP: $16.99

 

DETECTIVE COMICS REBIRTH DLX COLL HC BOOK 01   AUG170319

When an elite fighting force modeled after the Dark Knight invades his city, Batman assembles a team of his own: Batwoman, Tim Drake, Spoiler, Orphan and Clayface. Then, a mysterious villain called First Victim appears and launches an assault on Batman and his team, forcing them to fight an enemy they know nothing about, who seems to have the support of an entire network of strange new foes! Collects BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS issues #934-949. HC, 388pgs, FC    SRP: $34.99

 

FLASH TP VOL 04 RUNNING SCARED (REBIRTH)   AUG170320

Barry Allen is at a crossroads. He’s lied to the woman he loves about his life as the Flash, and a rift is growing between him and his heroic young partner. Now, his greatest enemy has threatened to strike down everyone close to him! It’s time to make a tough choice that will launch the Flash into his most incredible mission yet: a siege on the 25th century stronghold of Eobard Thawne! Rising-star writer Joshua Williamson continues his smash-hit run on the Fastest Man Alive with THE FLASH VOL. 4! Collects issues #23-27.    SC, 144pgs, FC  SRP: $16.99

 

GREEN ARROW TP VOL 04 BLOOD AND OIL (REBIRTH)   AUG170321

Oliver Queen and Roy Harper once patrolled the streets as Green Arrow and Speedy, but a massive falling-out left them estranged for years. Now, learn the truth behind the tragic dissolution-and triumphant reunion-of one of comics’ most iconic super-duos as Green Arrow and Arsenal join forces once more!  Oliver Queen’s company has been up to no good since his supposed death, but Green Arrow is on the scene to make things right. Unfortunately for Ollie, he’s the last person his former sidekick wants to see. Collects GREEN ARROW #18-20 and ANNUAL #1. SC, 128pgs, FC $14.99

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA TP V-2 KINGBUTCHER (RB)   AUG170322

In these tales from issues #7-11, Batman and Xenos work on the Secret Sanctuary while the Ray and Vixen perform community outreach. But it’s not all fun and games for DC’s newest superhero team, as the Atom and Killer Frost face off against the Terrorsmith while Lobo and Black Canary come to blows in a casino caper. Then, while fighting the forces of the malevolent super-science outfit known as S.K.U.L.L., the League discover a secret valley deep in the Russian Tundra, home to Makson, a lone human male raised by fantastic creatures. SC, 144pgs, FC     $14.99

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA REBIRTH DLX COLL HC BOOK 01   AUG170323

The new JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA faces its first challenge, Lord Havok and the Extremists! How can the newly assembled JLA stop this group of maniacs before the Extremists unleash their own dangerous law and order on our world? Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: ATOM REBIRTH #1, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: VIXEN REBIRTH #1, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: RAY REBIRTH #1, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: KILLER FROST REBIRTH #1, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: REBIRTH #1 and JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1-6.

HC, 336pgs, FC    SRP: $34.99

Justice League: Ray Rebirth reminds me that Ray Modric, who worked here for many years, stopped in to say "hi" the other day. Those of you who remember Ray will probably be as happy as we were to hear that he and his wife are doing well, and expecting a new little Modric in September. Imagine that- a little Modric. I didn't know they came in that size. Well, no doubt s/he'll grow out of it...
Anyways, happy baby birthday, Ray, and remember: When the diaper package says "8-12 pounds, they mean baby weight, not effluent capacity...

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 04 ENDLESS (REBIRTH)   AUG170324

The League find themselves trapped in a time loop after they are attacked by a man wielding a mysterious alien weapon. The result is one member dead, and many civilians obliterated! Then, the team takes on an extremist anti-terror group led by a dangerous fanatic named Black Shield, has a run-in with sea-queen Mera, and discovers an ancient cosmic evil on Earth-a threat that once took the combined Green Lantern Corps to defeat many millennia ago. Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE #20-25. (STL060601)SRP: $16.99

 

SUPERMAN TP VOL 04 BLACK DAWN (REBIRTH)   AUG170325

Something is foul in Hamilton, and Batman and Robin are here to investigate! But Batman mysteriously disappears and one after another they start to go missing. Superman must save them all but can he find his son in time? Or will Superboy turn bad and become Superboy Black? Collects SUPERMAN #20-26. SC, 144pgs, FC   $16.99

 

SUPERWOMAN TP VOL 02 REDISCOVERY (REBIRTH)   AUG170326

The super-family rallies around Superwoman as the reason her powers are killing her is revealed! Then, Superwoman is on the hunt for the man responsible for landing Natasha Irons’ father, Crash, in jail-the deadly Skyhook! But Steel is urging caution, and the heroes are at odds over how much they can trust Crash's motives. The history of Steel’s family tree will be revealed as the group is torn apart. Collects #8-13. SC, 144pgs, FC   $16.99

 

TITANS THE LAZARUS CONTRACT HC   AUG170327

When Deathstroke discovers that Wally West’s return holds the key to bringing his son back from the dead, he’ll stop at nothing to do just that. Standing in his way? Both the Teen Titans and the Titans! But will the Titans and the Teen Titans be fast enough to stop him from changing the world as we know it? Collects TITANS #11, TEEN TITANS #8, DEATHSTROKE #19-20 and TEEN TITANS: THE LAZARUS CONTRACT SPECIAL #1. HC, 136pgs, FC    SRP: $24.99

 

 

VERY DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH CHRISTMAS TP   AUG170328

Celebrate the holidays with these tales from the DC Universe! Don’t miss a Hanukkah crisis for Batwoman, a Flash family Christmas, Wonder Woman interrupting John Constantine’s hellblazing pagan party and more-including the return of Detective Chimp! Collects DC REBIRTH HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1, BATMAN ANNUAL #1 and HARLEY QUINN #10.    SC, 128pgs, FC      SRP: $16.99

 

WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 04 GODWATCH (REBIRTH)   AUG170329

Since the moment Wonder Woman arrived in our world, Godwatch has been waiting. But who are they, and what do they want? Diana’s journey to the truth that she’s been seeking since Rebirth continues here. Plus, when a girl’s soul is ripped from her body, Wonder Woman must travel through to Themyscira and free Ares! Collects WONDER WOMAN #16, 18, 20, 22 and 24 and the story by Greg Rucka from WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #1. SC, 160pgs, FC  $16.99

 

 

CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN BY JACK KIRBY TP   AUG170333

At last, DC collects Jack Kirby’s run of adventure epics from SHOWCASE #6, 7, 11 and 12 and CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN #1-8 in a single paperback volume! These are the tales that introduced Ace Morgan, Red Ryan, Rocky Davis and Professor Haley-four men living on borrowed time, determined to face-and overcome-adversity in the form of monsters, aliens and would-be world conquerors!   SC, 320pgs, FC     SRP: $29.99

 

FLASH BY GEOFF JOHNS TP BOOK 04   AUG170334

The Fastest Man Alive clashes with his Rogues Gallery, including Zoom, Captain Cold, Mister Element, Mirror Master, Trickster and more! Collects THE FLASH #201-213! SC, 320pgs, FC    SRP: $29.99

 

GOTHAM ACADEMY SECOND SEMESTER VOL 02 BALLAD OF OLIVE   AUG170335

With Olive venturing off campus, it’s up to her friends at the Detective Club to help her gain control of her powers! But will she fall victim to revenge or can her friends find the truth behind the Book of Gotham? Plus, who is Amity Arkham? Collects SECOND SEMESTER #4 and #9-12. SC, 128pgs, FC SRP: $14.99

 

GREEN LANTERN THE SILVER AGE TP VOL 02   AUG170336

In these tales from GREEN LANTERN #10-22, Hal Jordan learns more about the Green Lantern Corps as he is called up before a board of his fellow Lanterns on charges of insubordination, meets The Flash, and battles the villainy of Dr. Polars, Sonar, Sinestro and Star Sapphire! (STL060605)SRP: $29.99

 

 

LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN ORIGINS TP   AUG170338

In the beginning there was only chaos. But Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, saw a better future-and eventually her daughter would be destined to bring that new world to life! Before her ultimate fate unfolds, though, Diana of Themyscira must learn the important lessons of an Amazonian childhood! Collects THE LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN #1-9! SC, 300pgs, FC     SRP: $19.99

 

 

ODYSSEY OF THE AMAZONS TP   AUG170340

It’s Amazons versus Valkyries! Years before the birth of Princess Diana, a group of Amazons set out on a globe-spanning quest to find others of their kind. It’s up to their leader, Hessia, to keep them together through the many trials that lie ahead. Hessia and her warriors are closing in on the Storm Giants who hold their comrades prisoner when a group of fierce Nordic female warriors misinterpret their intent and launch an all-out assault. What happens when an Amazon ends up in Valhalla? Collects ODYSSEY OF THE AMAZONS #1-6. SC, 160pgs, FC      SRP: $16.99

 

 

SUPERMAN AMERICAN ALIEN TP   AUG170342

From screenwriter and Eisner Award-nominee Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN), it’s the seven-issue miniseries that chronicles Clark Kent’s development into the archetypal hero he will eventually become. With the tone of each issue ranging from heartwarming and simple, to frighteningly gritty and violent, to sexy, sun-kissed and funny, AMERICAN ALIEN is unlike anything you’ve seen before. SC, 224pgs, FC   $19.99

 

SUPERMAN THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS HC VOL 05   AUG170343

In these early stories, Superman visits the Enchanted Mountain and a magician’s convention, travels the Danger Highway, meets the King of Color, becomes the laughingstock of Metropolis, and reports on an atomic bomb test for the DAILY PLANET. This volume includes stories from ACTION COMICS #86-105, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #19-25 and SUPERMAN #34-43. (STL060925)

HC, 768pgs, FC    SRP: $125.00

 

TWO FACE A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS HC   AUG170344

Experience the stories that defined Harvey Dent as both an antihero and super-villain from the Golden Age of Comics to today! Two-Face’s obsession with duality has put him in stark contrast with the Dark Knight, blurring the lines between hero and villain across the decades!  SRP: $39.99

 

WONDER WOMAN THE GOLDEN AGE TP VOL 01   AUG170345

In these Golden Age tales that introduced Wonder Woman to the world, Diana heads into adventure and battles the evil of German operative Paul Van Gunther, the god Mars and more in stories from the pages of ALL STAR COMICS #8, SENSATION COMICS #1-14, WONDER WOMAN #1-3 and COMIC CAVALCADE #1. SC, 392pgs, FC    SRP: $24.99

 

WONDER WOMAN THE TRUE AMAZON TP   AUG170346

WONDER WOMAN: THE TRUE AMAZON is Jill Thompson’s original graphic novel reimagining of the early years of the Amazon Princess Diana, who would grow up to become Wonder Woman. This fully painted graphic novel is unlike any Wonder Woman tale you have ever read, told as only Eisner Award-winning writer/artist Thompson could. When young Diana has the fawning attention of a nation, she grows spoiled. But a series of tragic events takes its toll, and Diana must learn to grow up, take responsibility and seize her destiny. Steeped in the mythology of this iconic character’s original conception, WONDER WOMAN: THE TRUE AMAZON is designed to appeal to a wide range of readers. It’s a fresh, stand-alone interpretation of the most famous and iconic female superhero of all time and the fulfillment of a dream project by one of contemporary comics’ most acclaimed creators.

SC, 128pgs, FC    SRP: $16.99

 

 

INVISIBLES TP BOOK 02 (MR)   AUG170355

This new collection focuses on Lord Fanny’s past as a prostitute in Brazil, while King Mob leads the team in a search for the missing Jack Frost. And King Mob’s past as a mod superagent is revealed when he’s captured and tortured by his enemies. Collects THE INVISIBLES #13-25. SC, 352pgs, FC      SRP: $24.99

 

 

NORTHLANDERS TP BOOK 03 THE EUROPEAN SAGA (MR)   AUG170357

Set in Viking Russia in A.D. 1020, “The Plague Widow” sees a remote settlement rocked by a contagious outbreak. As the citizens shut out the outside world, they don’t realize who they’re shutting themselves in with. In “The Siege of Paris,” a foot solider gives a grunt’s-eye view of the Viking assault of the city. And in “Metal,” an exiled blacksmith and young girl launch a violent crusade against those who wronged them. This new collection includes NORTHLANDERS #17, 21-28, 30-34 and 37-40. MATURE THEMES   SC, 424pgs, FC SRP: $34.99

 

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++IDW PUBLISHING

 

012   KID LOBOTOMY #1 CVR A FOWLER

(W) Peter Milligan (A/CA) Tess Fowler

Kafka meets King Lear by way of Young Frankenstein in KID LOBOTOMY, a dark, demented, monthly satire that follows a dysfunctional family of hoteliers. Will sibling rivalry, seduction, and shapeshifting eventually lead to sanity or salvation?

Big Daddy is a rich hotelier who, in a cracked echo of King Lear, appoints his youngest descendant to manage The Suites, a peculiar hotel located behind the Black Crown Pub. Affectionately known as Kid, his good looks and swagger can’t hide a rough childhood of strange therapies and brain operations that have awakened inner demons and psychodramas. This of course makes him eminently qualified to perform lobotomies. A failed rockstar/successful madman gets one last change to prove his worth-and regain his sanity-by turning the hotel that was once his childhood sanctuary into a lucrative business, despite a host of obstacles-including his own sister-who would love nothing more than to see him fail miserably.

Kid Lobotomy is co-created/written by Peter Milligan (Shade, the Changing Man, Brittania, Hellblazer) and illustrated by Tess Fowler (Rat Queens) with “A” covers by Fowler, a “B” cover by Rory Phillips, and a retailer incentive cover by comics superstar Frank Quitely (Jupiter’s Legacy, We3)

Bullet points:

- Grab your cockroach! Black Crown debuts here!

- Special 23 pages of story in the first issue!

- Letter columns, creator interviews, process pages & more!

- Previews for upcoming Black Crown series! (STL058862)

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

 

013   BLACK CROWN QUARTERLY #1 FALL 2017   AUG170376

(W) Peter Milligan & Various (A) Tess Fowler & Various (CA) Rob Davis

Everything you always wanted once a season is packed within these 48 pages including a two-sided pullout poster and a wraparound cover! Delight in regular continuing features like legit publications with literary pedigrees! It all begins with the 10-page regular lead feature, Tales From the Black Crown Pub starring Stacey the barmaid by Award-winner Rob Davis {{Who?}} (The Motherless Oven) {{What?}}. Recurring short features include Canonball Comics: an exquisite corpse that will not stay dead kicked off by Jamie Coe (Artschooled) and Swell Maps by respectably divine music journalist/novelist Cathi Unsworth. Plus: Space CUDets rejoice: Live from a posh retirement village for wannabee 4-hit wonders we have co-writers/bandmates Will Potter and Carl Puttnam and occasional artist Philip Bond. Plus Plus: Special previews, creator interviews and behind the panel border secrets from Kid Lobotomy, Assassinistas, Punks Not Dead and much, much more!

- Featuring a pull-out poster! One side is a street map, the other is Frank Quitely’s Kid Lobotomy #1 variant cover!

48pgs, FC   SRP: $6.99

 

 

014   GOOSEBUMPS MONSTERS AT MIDNIGHT #1 (OF 3)   AUG170377

(W) Jeremy Lambert (A/CA) Chris Fenoglio

When Mia and Ginny go to stay at their Grandma's mothball-filled house for the summer, boredom forces them to venture out into her tiny town. What they find in a dusty used bookstore launches them into an upside-down world of terror!

Age-appropriate spooks, creeps, and things that go bump in the night-for today's generation of kids, discovering Goosebumps for themselves!

Kids of all ages will enjoy seeing their favorite Goosebumps monsters back for more blood! 

The first part of a new series of Goosebumps stories in three parts!   32pgs, FC (1 of 3)   SRP: $3.99

 

 

STAR WARS ADVENTURES TP VOL 01    AUG170383

(W) Landry Walker, Cavan Scott (A/CA) Derek Charm, Eric Jones

Brand-new Star Wars comic book stories for readers of all-ages! These new adventures make this sprawling universe more accessible than ever.

Travel to a galaxy far, far away in the first volume of an all-new series as a rotating cast of characters (and creators!) journey through Star Wars history! Stories range from before the events of the first film all the way up to Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, in theaters December 2017. Characters major and minor, classic and new, expand the world of Star Wars into new territory, telling larger-than-life stories that encapsulate the breadth of the galactic struggle between good and evil for a new generation of fans.

For fans of all ages and with a mix of old and new characters, Star Wars Adventures will appeal to Jedi everywhere, Master and Padawan alike!  Collects issues #0-3!

Out in time for the newest installment of the beloved franchise!

* Featuring art from Eisner-award nominated artist Derek Charm (Jughead)! (STL058884) (C: 1-0-0) NOTE: Available only in the US, US Territories, Canada, and Mexico.  SC, 6x9, 80pgs, FC $9.99

 

 

015   DUCKTALES TP TREASURE TROVE   AUG170384

(W) Joe Caramagna (A) Gianfranco Florio (CA) Marco Ghiglione

DuckTales (woo-oo!) returns! The fan-favorite cartoon gets a modern reboot on Disney XD and an all-new comic series! Return to Duckburg in a new generation of adventures featuring Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck, and his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie! The incorrigible billionaire is up to his wacky, quacky hijinks, with a cast of characters new and old ready to jump into the mix!

DuckTales from Disney Television Animation, which serves as a reboot of the original series of the same name, is scheduled to premiere on Disney XD in Fall 2017.  SC, 6x9, 80pgs, FC   $9.99

 

 

016   UNCLE SCROOGE THIRD NILE TP   AUG170388

(W/A) Giorgio Cavazzano & Various (CA) Giorgio Cavazzano

Everyone's favorite Disney ducks are off on another adventure, this time to search the tombs of Egypt and the icy mountains of Scandinavia! And what for? Treasure, of course! A quest into Egyptology for Scrooge, Donald, and Ludwig Von Drake gets hairier with the Beagle Boys hot on our heroes' trail-and prehistoric caveducks ready to pounce! Then it's off to Finland for a lost McDuck Clan fortune... but the quest won't be easy when villainous Azure Blue and Sharky get involved! Collects issues #23-25.    SC, 6x9, 124pgs, FC  SRP: $12.99

 

DONALD DUCK KINGDOM UNDER THE SEA TP   AUG170394

(W/A) Rodolfo Cimino & Various (CA) Ulrich Schroder, Daan Jippes

The adventures of Donald Duck continue in these kid-friendly-sized collections, which feature all-new-to-the-USA stories. Watch as the world's most famous duck narrowly escapes dangers of his own making, time and time again. Skindiver Donald chases a fish dinner straight into Princess Reginella's awesome subaquatic world-just in time for duck-smashing deep water danger! Then treasure-hunting Don seeks to succeed where Viking Leif the Legendary failed! But the "Helmet of the Gods," once worn by Odin himself, may sit a bit uneasily on our mortal duck's head. Collects IDW's Donald Duck #19-21.  SC, 6x9, 124pgs, FC    $12.99

 

 

MY LITTLE PONY LEGENDS OF MAGIC TP VOL 01  AUG170401

(W) Jeremy Whitley (A/CA) Brenda Hickey

The first collection of an all-new series devoted to revealing the secret history of Equestria. It's all here: the origins of cutie marks, friendships, magic, and more! In this opening story arc, we travel back in time to uncover the secrets of Starswirl the Bearded and his magical friends! Sure to entice longtime readers, it also makes a good entry point for new fans of the characters. Collects issues #1-6.  SC, 144pgs, FC      SRP: $19.99

 

 

MY LITTLE PONY TREASURY ED PONIES OF DARKWATER   AUG170408

(W) Ted Anderson (A/CA) Andy Price

Collecting MLP #43-45 in an oversized treasury! Revisit the "Ponies of Darkwater" as your favorite ponies are turned into villainous versions of themselves! Who will save Equestria now? 9x14, 64pgs, FC    SRP: $9.99

 

TMNT ADVENTURES TP VOL 14   AUG170412

(W) Dean Clarrain, Brian Thomas (A) Chris Allan & Various (CA) Steve Lavigne

Re-presenting classic TMNT stories from the Archie Comics run, these issues reflect the style made popular by the original '90s cartoon! The all-ages action continues in this collection of TMNT Adventures collecting issues #58-61 of the Archie Comics series.

Capturing the mad-cap pace of the beloved '80s cartoon!

SC, 7x10, 120pgs, FC    SRP: $19.99

 

 

X-FILES COMP SEASON 11 TP   AUG170420

(W) Joe Harris (A) Matthew Dow Smith (CA)  Menton3

For years, FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully toiled in the X-Files Unit, a one-office division of the Bureau dealing with "unsolvable" cases related to unexplained phenomena. Eventually, both agents left the FBI and began a new life together in peaceful anonymity. However, recent events prompted them to return to the Bureau and the X-Files. Since then, Mulder has seen his work with the FBI discredited and has found himself a fugitive from the U.S. government-all thanks to the machinations of a former ally, Gibson Praise, who now wields powers far beyond even what Mulder could have imagined. Meanwhile, Scully remains at the FBI, working to prevent the government from falling further into Gibson's clutches and to clear her partner's name. Collects all eight issues and the X-Mas Special 2015.

Season 11 of the TV show is scheduled to air Spring 2018.

Advance solicited for November release! SC, 236pgs, FC   $24.99

(A) Matthew Dow Smith: It's actually kinda hard for older Quebecers (Queezers?) to see the name "Dow" and not think of the beer.
At one time, Dow was the most popular brand here, so popular that when someone wasn't where he was supposed to be, the common expression was "He's gone for a Dow." That came to an end in 1966, after Dow's Quebec City brewery started adding cobalt sulfate to the drink for cosmetic purposes. To make sure the foam was real pretty, they added a lot- 10 times as much as would have been safe, resulting in 20 deaths from alcoholic cardiomyopathy. They dumped the thousands of gallons of unsold (but toxic) beer in the St.Lawrence River and that was that. Unfortunately for Dow, they couldn't convince the public that their beer was no longer poisonous, and they disappeared pretty fast.
Come to think of it, I wonder if this artist is related to Tony Dow, who played Wally Cleaver on "Leave It To Beaver"...
That's just as possible (and unlikely) that Jerry Mathers, who played Beaver, is related to Eminem...

 

 

017   X-FILES JFK DISCLOSURE #1 (OF 2)

(W) Denton J. Tipton (A/CA)  Menton3

When he learns the real reason behind President Kennedy's assassination, Mulder also discovers his father was involved in the conspiracy. This revelation forces him to decide between the two things he holds most sacred: his family and the truth. It's bombshell after bombshell in The X-Files: JFK Disclosure!

Lavishly painted art by Menton3!

Timed to coincide with the real-world release of thousands of documents gathered in the investigation of the JFK assassination!

Don't miss the B cover by X-Files Poster Project artist J.J. Lendl that connects to next issue's cover! (STL058895)

40pgs, FC (1 of 2)      SRP: $4.99
It would be neat (and kinda appropriate) if the producers of the screen version of this thing replace David Duchovny as Mulder with oh, say, Woody Harrelson...

 

 

018   GHOSTBUSTERS ANSWER THE CALL #1

(W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Corin Howell

"What Dreams May Come, Part 1!" On a routine house call to dispose of a simple Class III spook, Abby, Patty, Erin, and Holtzmann encounter a truly terrifying Class VII that appears to be feeding on fear. Able to create illusions that prey on their greatest fears, and with designs on turning the world into its own nightmare dimension ('natch!) our ladies may have finally met their match!

Bullet points:

This is it! Don't miss the ladies from the 2016 film in their very own series!

All-new hi-jinks and ghostly mayhem begins here! A perfect jumping on point for Ghostbuster fans both old and new!

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

 

BACK TO THE FUTURE TP VOL 04 HARD TIME   AUG170427

(W) Bob Gale, John Barber (A/CA) Marcelo Ferreira

Co-creator Bob Gale takes his most famous creations through new comic book adventures that expand the universe created by the blockbuster films! The secrets of Jailbird Joey threaten Marty and Doc-what did Uncle Joey do in the past that was so bad... and what does that mean for Marty in the present day of 1986? You can bet your bottom dollar that Doc Brown has a theory! Collects issues #18-21.

Explore the expanded world beyond that of the classic movies! SC, 96pgs, FC     SRP: $15.99

 

 

HIGHLANDER AMERICAN DREAM TP   AUG170428

(W) Brian Ruckley (A) Andrea Mutti (CA) Francesco Francavilla

Travel through time in this sword-clashing adventure spanning over a hundred years from the 1860s to the beginning of the first movie. In the thirty years since its release, Highlander has inspired a cult following and numerous spinoffs with its epic clashes between powerful immortals. Now, The American Dream follows Scottish swordsman Connor MacLeod as he navigates through the American Civil War and 1950s Manhattan toward The Gathering in 1986. Reunite with familiar faces, such as Connor's secretary Rachel, and meet new immortals, such as Osta Vazilek, but remember... There can be only one!   SC, 128pgs, FC    $17.99

 

 

019   MASK FIRST STRIKE #1

(W) Aubrey Sitterson (A) Ilias Kyriazis (CA) Drew Johnson

VENOM's showdown with the G.I. Joe team continues as transforming vehicles, robotic ninjas and explosions threaten to bring the mission to a deadly end!  Tying into the events of First Strike-A Hasbro Comic Book Event!

* The second part of G.I. Joe and M.A.S.K.'s story-continued from last month's G.I. Joe: First Strike #1! (STL058901)

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

 

020   ROM FIRST STRIKE #1 CVR A DANIEL

(W) Christos Gage (A) Chris Panda (CA) Nelson Daniel

Rom's team-up with the Micronauts leads our heroes right to the Dire Wraiths! and their new microscopic threat!  Tying into the events of First Strike-A Hasbro Comic Book Event! The second part of the Micronauts and Rom's story-continued from last month's Micronauts: First Strike #1! 32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

021   TRANSFORMERS FIRST STRIKE #1

(W) John Barber (A) Guido Guidi (CA) Sara Pitre-Durocher

Continued from Optimus Prime: First Strike! When a bounty hunter drags one of their own into the wilds of Cybertron, the Revolutionaries join forces with Arcee and pursue! But in the midst of war, can humans and Cybertronians put aside their differences, or has the invasion of Cybertron doomed any chance at peace? Tying into the events of First Strike-A Hasbro Comic Book Event! The second part of the Optimus Prime and the Revolutionaries story-continued from last month's Optimus Prime: First Strike #1!   32pgs, FC  SRP: $3.99

 

 

STAR TREK WAYPOINT TP   AUG170483

(W) Dayton Ward & Various (A) Gordon Purcell & Various (CA) Marc Laming

An anthology series that offers every fan a stopping point on the wonderful 50-year Star Trek journey. Reflect on stories of what's come before and look ahead to the next half-century of Trek. Short stories that run the gamut of Star Trek's history, set during the Original Series, The Next Generation, Voyager, Deep Space Nine, Enterprise, and more, featuring all your favorite characters. "Star Trek: Waypoint is a fantastic idea!" -Flickering Myth    SC, 144pgs, FC SRP: $19.99

 

 

022   STAR TREK DISCOVERY #1

(W) Mike Johnson, Kirsten Beyer (A/CA) Tony Shasteen

Warp into adventure with this new comic book series that ties into the new Star Trek television show premiering in late September on CBS All Access in the U.S., the Space channel in Canada and Netflix throughout the rest of the world! Details remain secretive so we can't show you covers yet, but we can tell you that you won't want to miss this very special KLINGON-centric series. Be prepared for action, adventure, and Star Trek at its best!  Co-written by Discovery writer and Trek novelist Kirsten Beyer and longtime Trek comic book writer Mike Johnson! Art by Star Trek comic book veteran and fan-favorite Tony Shasteen, of the hit series,  Boldly Go! Explore the strange new worlds and new civilizations of Discovery each month! Each issue features a "ships of the line" cover by Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire! A first look at the new ships of Discovery!

 32pgs, FC  SRP: $3.99

 

 

COMPLETE CHESTER GOULD DICK TRACY HC VOL 23   AUG170492

(W/A/CA) Chester Gould

The adventures of this iconic square-jawed detective fighting a menagerie of grotesque villains remains one of the highlights in the history, of not just comics, but crime fiction in general. This series is ripe to introduce the strip to crime prose readers who haven't previously ventured into comics. Tracy is on the trail of the aptly named Mr. Bribery and his equally grotesque sister, Ugly Christine, in a story that also features a substance-abusing witch doctor and a shelf of shrunken heads. Meanwhile, newlyweds Junior and Moon Maid enter the story, and Dick Tracy's troubles are compounded when he comes face to face with master criminal Haf-and-Haf, one side of whose face is hideously disfigured. Included are all strips from December 27, 1965 to July 2, 1967.   HC, 11x9, 264pgs, B&W $44.99

 

SUPERMAN ATOMIC AGE SUNDAYS HC VOL 03 1956-1959   AUG170495

(W) Alvin Schwartz, Bill Finger (A) Wayne Boring (CA) Peter Poplaski

Superman's newspaper comic strips are among the most rare of all Superman collectibles. This comprehensive series helps remedy that gap in Superman history by bringing back into print every one of the Sunday newspaper strips. The Man of Steel stars in seven classic adventures as the 1950s "Atomic Age" comes to a close. Two of the stories are original to the newspaper strip, while five were alternate versions of tales that were simultaneously published in the regular comic books. One of the featured adaptations is "Superman Versus the Futuremen," written by Bill Finger, which retells Superman's origin. This concluding volume of Superman's Atomic Age Sundays reprints all strips from July 1/56 to October 11/59. HC, 9x12, 184pgs, FC    SRP: $49.99

 

 

GENE COLAN TOMB OF DRACULA ARTIST ED HC   AUG170497

(W) Marv Wolfman (A/CA) Gene Colan

Tomb of Dracula by Wolfman, Colan, and Palmer has long been considered one of the best Marvel Comics of the 1970s. Colan's atmospheric artwork was the perfect companion to Wolfman's dark and foreboding stories-together they formed a classic series.

This Artist's Edition collects five fantastic stories, plus an incredible gallery section.   HC, 12x17, 144pgs, B&W  $125.00

 

BRUTAL NATURE TP VOL 02 CONCRETE FURY   AUG170520

(W) Luciano Saracino (A/CA) Ariel Olivetti

In the future, glistening buildings line the city's skyline. In the future, rich and influential men wish to exploit power they don't fully comprehend. In the future, a new warrior emerges... a shape-shifter that will help the people rise against the forces of oppression! In a future South America, ancient masks hold incredible power to harness the form and strength of mythical beasts. But power always attracts those who wish to use it for their own gain. This sequel to the 2016 hit series leaps from the Age of Exploration into the cold, shiny, and, somehow, even more ruthless future. History, Mythology, and Science Fiction all mix together in this genre mash-up!   SC, 128pgs, FC     SRP: $17.99

 

 

HELENA CRASH TP   AUG170528

(W) Fabian Rangel (A/CA) Warwick J. Cadwell

A new pulse pounding, caffeine fueled, sword swinging, machine-gun firing, car crashing sci-fi adventure! In a future where coffee is illegal, Helena is a courier, delivering black market goods to anyone who can afford her services. When Rojo, a ruthless crime boss, asks her to assassinate his rival, the alien mobster known as White Demon, Helena finds herself in the middle of a gang war! To survive, Helena must use all of her skills and seek help from her friends to stay ahead of her enemies!

* "It's a fast, fun story packed with action and beautiful to behold. Helena Crash is a wonderful example of the magic that is possible in comic books." -Jim Rugg  SC, 96pgs, FC $15.99

 

 

LS-?023   ATOMIC ROBO SPECTRE OF TOMORROW #1 CVR A WEGENER

(W) Brian Clevinger (A/CA) Scott Wegener

Remember those carefree days when the world was only imperiled by things like giant mutants from the sea or the occasional mad scientist dinosaur? Now it's 2017 and everything's horrible all the time! But that's why Atomic Robo is setting up the new Tesladyne Institute in the badlands of New Mexico's Jornada del Muerto desert with Sir Richard Branson's Spaceport on one side and Elon Musk's Solar Farm on the other. With neighbors like these, who needs to uncover an insidious plot that threatens the lives of everyone in the world?  Celebrate 10 years of Atomic Robo by jumping on this brand new story!   32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++IMAGE COMICS

 

024   FAMILY TRADE #1

(W) Justin Jordan, Nikki Ryan (A/CA) Morgan Beem

"THE FAMILY," Part One

Introducing an all-new ongoing series from the creator of LUTHER STRODE, SPREAD, and DEAD BODY ROAD!

Steampunk, alchemy, and adventure meet the ocean. On an island city in a world where history didn't quite turn out like ours, a hidden family of spies, thieves, and assassins makes sure that the world keeps going. Or they did, until Jessa Wynn, their youngest member, starts a civil war. 32pgs, FC    $3.99

 

025   MAESTROS #1

(W) Steve Skroce (A/CA) Steve Skroce, Dave Stewart

The Maestro and his entire royal family have been murdered. Now, his banished son from Earth will inherit the Wizard King's throne along with a spell that turns its user into GOD. With enemies everywhere, will this Orlando-born millennial be able to keep his new magic kingdom?

From STEVE SKROCE, the storyboard artist of The Matrix trilogy, the artist and co-creator of WE STAND ON GUARD and Doc Frankenstein, the writer / artist of Wolverine, and the artist of Amazing Spider-Man and ALAN MOORE's YOUNGBLOOD.

"MAESTROS is a masterpiece, with one of the best first issues I've ever read. Steve is somehow an even greater writer than he is an artist. Get ready for your new favorite comic." -BRIAN K.VAUGHAN   40pgs, FC   $3.99

 

 

CUTTER TP (MR)   AUG170547

(W) Robert Napton, Seamus Fahey (A) Christian DiBari, Maan House (CA) Christian DiBari

What if that kid you and your friends picked on in your youth came back with a vengeance to kill you and your friends? That dark guilt-ridden fear is at the core of CUTTER, a cautionary tale about the sins of your past coming back to haunt you.

From television writer SEAMUS KEVIN FAHEY (Battlestar Galactica, The Following) and comic writer ROBERT NAPTON (SON OF MERLIN), with art by acclaimed horror artists CHRISTIAN DIBARI & MAAN HOUSE.  Collects CUTTER #1-4   SC, 128pgs, FC $16.99

 

 

026   GOD COMPLEX #1 (MR)

(W) Paul Jenkins, Bryan Lie (A/CA) Hendry Prasetya

In the futuristic city of Delphi, a young digital-forensics investigator named Seneca finds himself embroiled in the bizarre murders of three church acolytes. Guided by his cryptic mentor, the Ruler named Hermes, Seneca uncovers a stunning conspiracy and a mystery that will turn his entire world upside down. From writer PAUL JENKINS and artist HENDRY PRASETYA (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) comes a unique vision of a digital future powered by mythological gods.    32pgs, FC      SRP: $3.99

 

 

GOLGOTHA TP   AUG170552

(W) Matt Hawkins, Bryan Hill (A) Yuki Saeki (CA) Raffaele Ienco

In the near future, a group of scientists and military operatives are sent on an interplanetary mission to develop Earth's first off-world colony. While the crew of the Golgotha hibernates for travel, technology on Earth continues to advance, and when they land on the planet, the crew finds it already inhabited...by another team from Earth that arrived years before they have. Now the crew of the Golgotha find themselves relics of their own time, unwanted by the colony that's been expecting them for a generation...and this planet holds its own secrets-secrets that could change the very nature of mankind. SC, 128pgs, FC   $16.99

 

027   HACK SLASH RESURRECTION #1

(W) Tini Howard (A)  Celor, K. Michael Russell (CA) Tim Seeley

The fan-favorite title returns with hot new writer, TINI HOWARD!

Cassie Hack has been living off the grid, but when a new monstrous threat arises to torment promiscuous teens, it's time for Cassie to pick up the baseball bat once again! Gory, sexy, twisted, and funny...HACK IS BACK!   32pgs, FC  SRP: $3.99

 

O/A IMAGE FIRSTS HACK SLASH   AUG170565

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Stefano Caselli, Emily Stone (CA) Tim Seeley

Cassie Hack, the daughter of the notorious Slasher, the "Lunch Lady," travels the world with her monstrous partner, Vlad, hunting and destroying Slashers wherever they may be, in whatever form they may take. But Cassie may have met her match when the residents of Eminence, Indiana, become victims, one-by-one, of a vicious undead killer and his army of zombie pets. Cassie and Vlad will have to wade, hip-deep, through undead hamsters, cats, and dogs to save a beautiful veterinarian from a monster that makes all those popcorn Slashers look like Mother Teresa!

32pgs, FC   SRP: $1.00

Gotta sorta wonder about aging cultural references: Albert Schweitzer, the  French/German theologan and doctor who spent a major part of his life providing medical services to people in Gabon, was regarded, in his lifetime, as the world's most saintly person. Today, fifty years after his death, he's largely forgotten. And Mother Teresa? It's been 20 years now since her passing. How long before references to her become meaningless?

 

 

I HATE FAIRYLAND SPEC ED

(W/A/CA) Skottie Young

"I HATE IMAGE!"

The Free Comic Book Day hit is back, with even more pages! Gertrude has been stuck in Fairyland for decades when she finally hears of a secret passage that may be her way back home. But reaching it is easier said than done, as she crosses the border into Image where she'll have to chop her way through your favorite characters from SAGA, THE WALKING DEAD, SAVAGE DRAGON, SPAWN, DESCENDER, BLACK SCIENCE, SOUTHERN BASTARDS, and many more! This all-new special edition features four additional pages of story as Gert slices and dices her way through even more of your Image favorites, plus a behind the scenes look at Skottie's script, layouts, and black and white artwork all wrapped in a brand-new cover!   48pgs, FC      SRP: $5.99

 

 

028   SLOTS #1 CVR A PANOSIAN (MR)

(W/A/CA) Dan Panosian

NEW SERIES You can say this about the life of Stanley Dance: he did it his way. Unfortunately, his way never took getting old into account. Now, the former boxer is on his last legs, looking for redemption-but he'll settle for going down swinging.

Roll the dice with superstar artist DAN PANOSIAN as he creates a bold and breathtaking vision of Las Vegas, where everything old can become new, and superstition influences how the chips fall. 32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

 

029   UNDERWINTER FIELD OF FEATHERS #1

(W/A/CA) Ray Fawkes

NEW STORY  A family is torn apart by a terrible curse. This horrifying new volume in the world of the critically acclaimed UNDERWINTER features lush, fully painted artwork by RAY FAWKES, named by Paste Magazine as one of the "ten best comic artists of 2017."    32pgs, FC      SRP: $3.99

 

 

UNDERWINTER TP VOL 01 SYMPHONY (MR)   AUG170599

(W/A/CA) Ray Fawkes

When a fallen denizen of Heaven claws its way to Earth, four talented musicians are drawn into a web of perversion and violence in an attempt to stop it from bringing its curse to the entire living world.

A new horror series begins here, by award-winning creator RAY FAWKES, author of Gotham By Midnight, and Batman: Eternal.  Collects UNDERWINTER: SYMPHONY #1-6 SC, 136pgs, FC    SRP: $9.99

 

 

030   WARFRAME #1

(W) Matt Hawkins, Ryan Cady (A) Studio Hive (CA) Stjepan Sejic

The critically acclaimed free-to-play cooperative shooter comes to comics!

In the far future, humanity's descendants scramble to survive in a galaxy rife with conflict, scavenging for ancient technology and long-forgotten secrets. Only the Tenno, powerful warriors, battle to preserve peace and keep the technological masterpieces of the long-dead Orokin out of the wrong hands. Now, a faction of enhanced Grineer soldiers, under the tactician Captain Vor, scour the Earth for a hidden artifact, and only a lone Tenno and a blinded girl can stop them   32pgs, FC  SRP: $3.99

This reminds me of my wife, who was a bit bummed out recently when she was rejected as a volunteer at the YMCA, where she wanted to help blind people. She wanted to know if she had to get her own sharp sticks, or did the Y supply them...

 

 

BLACK MONDAY MURDERS TP VOL 02 (MR)   AUG170610

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Tomm Coker

Thomas Dane goes looking for a man who doesn't want to be found.

From JONATHAN HICKMAN (EAST OF WEST, Secret Wars, Avengers) and TOMM COKER (UNDYING LOVE) comes the next installment in the crypto-noir series about the power of dirty, filthy money...and exactly what kind of people you can buy with it. Collects THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS #5-8 SC, 160pgs, FC SRP: $16.99

 

BLOOD STAIN TP VOL 03   AUG170621

(W/A/CA) Linda Sejic

Finally secure in the knowledge that her eccentric boss (the unfortunately named Dr. Vlad Stein) isn't actually a mad scientist, scatterbrained chemist Elliot Torres seeks to prove herself as a competent lab assistant. But in the laboratory's dark depths, she's not exactly standing on solid ground...literally, in some instances. (STL028540)

SC, 128pgs, FC    SRP: $16.99

 

CANNIBAL TP VOL 02 (MR)   AUG170624

(W) Brian Buccellato, Jennifer Young (A/CA) Matias Bergara

The second chapter of the Southern Gothic horror series! The town and Willow reel from the rash of cannibal attacks as the search for Jolene comes to a tragic conclusion for the Hansen family.

Collects CANNIBAL #5-8    SC, 120pgs, FC  SRP: $16.99

 

DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 06 (MR)   AUG170634

(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Wesley Craig

The freshman class has gotten a bloody welcome to Kings Dominion, as the newly empowered student council holds brutal sway over the hallways and dorms. If you're not part of the group, you're part of the body count. Meanwhile, Saya's own mysterious past comes back to haunt her. Betrayal and subterfuge are around every corner. And far from the bloodshed are Marcus and Maria, rare survivors of the deadliest school on earth, harboring dark desires for revenge.

Don't miss the darkest and most revealing chapter of RICK REMENDER & WES CRAIG's smash-hit series DEADLY CLASS.

Collects DEADLY CLASS #27-31 SC, 128pgs, FC     SRP: $16.99

This, of course, reminds me of the old question:
-How is Pink Floyd like Princess Diana?
-For both of them, their last smash hit was The Wall.

 

O/A IMAGE FIRSTS DEADLY CLASS #1 (MR)   AUG170640

(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Wesley Craig

It's 1987. Marcus Lopez hates school. His grades suck. He has no money. The jocks are hassling his friends. He can't focus in class, thanks to his mind constantly drifting to the stunning girl in the front row and the Dag Nasty show he has tickets to. But the jocks are the children of Joseph Stalin's top assassin, the teachers are members of an ancient league of assassins, the class he's failing is "Dismemberment 101," and his crush, a member of the most notorious crime syndicate in Japan, has a double-digit body count. Welcome to the most brutal high school on Earth, where the world's top crime families send the next generation of assassins to be trained. Murder is an art. Killing is a craft. At King's Dominion High School for the Deadly Arts, the dagger in your back isn't always metaphorical, nor is your fellow classmates' poison. Join writer RICK REMENDER with rising star WESLEY CRAIG (Batman) and legendary colorist LEE LOUGHRIDGE (Fear Agent) to reminisce about the mid-1980s underground through the eyes of the most damaged and dangerous teenagers on Earth. (STK644913) NOTE: Not Available in Singapore.   32pgs, FC $1.00

 

 

I HATE FAIRYLAND TP VOL 03 GOOD GIRL   AUG170669

(W/A/CA) Skottie Young

Gert finally realizes that being such a murderous maniac might be the reason she's not been able to find her way out of the candy-coated world of Fairyland that has been her nightmare for over 40 years.

She sets off on a new quest to redeem herself and tries to earn her way back home with good deeds and kindness and love and whatever other mushy, touchy-feely things she can manage.

 The epic and hilarious fantasy quest from fan-favorite cartoonist SKOTTIE YOUNG continues. Collects I HATE FAIRYLAND #11-15 MATURE THEMES   SC, 128pgs, FC     SRP: $16.99

 

O/A IMAGE FIRSTS I HATE FAIRYLAND #1 (MR)   AUG170672

(W/A/CA) Skottie Young

Superstar SKOTTIE YOUNG (Rocket Raccoon, Wizard of Oz) makes his Image debut with an ALL-NEW SERIES!  The Adventure Time/Alice in Wonderland-style epic that smashes it's cute little face against Tank Girl/Deadpool-esque violent madness has arrived.  In an adventure that ain't for the little kiddies, (unless you have super cool parents, then whatever), you'll meet Gert-a six year old girl who has been stuck in the magical world of Fairyland for thirty years and will hack and slash her way through anything to find her way back home. Join Gert and her giant battle-axe on a delightfully blood soaked journey to see who will survive the girl who HATES FAIRYLAND!   32pgs, FC   SRP: $1.00

 

PLANETOID TP VOL 02 PRAXIS (MR)   AUG170700

(W/A/CA) Ken Garing

The inhabitants of a distant planetoid have fought off their robot overlords and established a thriving settlement on the planetoid's mechanized surface. Years later, their de facto leader, Onica, must grapple with a new crisis when their isolated way of life is threatened by the arrival of an unexpected visitor! Collects PLANETOID PRAXIS #1-6   SC, 160pgs, FC $16.99

 

 

RAT QUEENS TP VOL 04 HIGH FANTASIES (MR)   AUG170704

(W) Kurtis J. Wiebe (A/CA) Owen Gieni

The Queens are back! Palisade is still a rat-infested hell hole, and Violet, Hannah, Dee, Betty, and the brand-new Queen, Braga are the only hope of saving it! It's been a long time since they've done a good slaughter, so join them as they get back to the basics of killing monsters and drinking away the profits! This is a fresh, hilarious new take on the RAT QUEENS with new artist OWEN GIENI! Collects RAT QUEENS, VOL. 2 #1-5

SC, 128pgs, FC    SRP: $14.99

 

SEVEN TO ETERNITY TP VOL 02 (MR)   AUG170728

(W) Rick Remender (A) Jerome Opena, James Harren (CA) Jerome Opena, Matt Hollingsworth

Adam Osidis and the Mosak travel the blasted lands of Zhal to deliver the Mud King to the only force strong enough to undo his stranglehold on his army of compromised slaves. The Mud King's whispers have made Adam Osidis the most hated man in Zhal, but when he offers Adam a solution to all his troubles, will he join the calculating monster and betray his fellow Mosak for a second chance at life? RICK REMENDER & JEROME OPENA's smash-hit dark fantasy series returns for its second chapter! Collects SEVEN TO ETERNITY #5-8 SC, 128pgs, FC      SRP: $16.99

 

 

STREET ANGEL SUPERHERO FOR A DAY HC   AUG170741

(W) Jim Rugg, Brian Maruca (A/CA) Jim Rugg

STANDALONE GRAPHIC NOVEL

There's a new hero in town. Guess who's petty and insecure. HC, 9x12, 40pgs, FC     SRP: $19.99

 

WALKING DEAD HC VOL 14 (MR)   AUG170745

(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard & Various (CA) Charlie Adlard

The time has come. The forces are aligning. Alexandria's war against the Whisperers has begun! Has Rick brought about the demise of everything he's built? Or will he triumph once again? Know this...there will be a cost.

Collects THE WALKING DEAD #157-168 (STL048526)

MATURE THEMES

HC, 296pgs, B&W   SRP: $34.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++MARVEL COMICS

 

031   FALCON #1 LEG

(W) Rodney Barnes (A) Joshua Cassara (CA) Jesus Saiz

TAKE FLIGHT Part 1

Sam Wilson - winged warrior, avian Avenger and one-time sentinel of liberty - takes to the skies again, reborn and recommitted as the fighter for freedom, THE FALCON! Engaged in an all-new assignment while training his new partner THE PATRIOT, Sam Wilson soars high and sees all. But Sam’s new mission finds him on a collision course with an enemy way out of his weight class-the demonic BLACKHEART! Writer Rodney Barnes (THE BOONDOCKS) joins artist Joshua Cassara (SECRET EMPIRE: UNDERGROUND) to challenge Sam Wilson as never before! From the stratosphere to the streets, the Marvel Universe now has a high-flying hero circling above them ready to strike! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson, art by Mark Bagley! 32pgs, FC   $3.99

 

 

032   SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #1 (OF 5) LEG

(W) Victor Gischler (A) David Baldeon (CA) Dan Mora

WAR AT THE GATES OF HELL Part 1

A dead angel. A silver bullet. A kept promise. For ages, the war between Heaven and Hell raged in the unseen corners of society, both sides in delicate balance that could topple if the right weapons were in the wrong hands! When an undercover angel is murdered, Johnny Blaze, the Ghost Rider, must find the killers and punish them!But this time he won’t do it alone: A deadly team must rise from the darkest depths of the Marvel Universe to form an unholy alliance - HELLSTORM! SATANA! BLADE! They are the SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and TBA!   32pgs, FC (1 of 5) SRP: $3.99

 

Of course all of those "LEG" notes simply indicate that the title's tied into Marvel's "Legacy" lineup.
Aside from Marvel's kinda trying to "get back to their roots", this whole Legacy thing is absurd: This whole renumbering to where the series would be if it was ongoing from the beginning? Do they really expect us to believe that the next issue of Luke Cage would be #166? Marvel, the outfit that has trouble maintaining sequential numbering from one year to the next?

How Marvel counts: "1-2-3-another one-another one-another one-another one-another one-another one-another one-another one-another one-another one-another one-another one-another one-.
Yup. Must be 166!"

 

 

033   DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #287 LEG

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Scott Koblish (CA) David Lopez

DEADPOOL KILLS CABLE Part 1

Deadpool’s going back to his vile beginnings as a mercenary and wanted killer.  No more being a hero.  No more X-Men.  No more Avengers.  And if he wants to break bad again, what’s more despicable than killing your best friend? Cable better get ready because his old friend Wade has him in the crosshairs. PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!

Parental Advisory (STL059829)

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

034   DEADPOOL VS OLD MAN LOGAN #1 (OF 5) LIM VAR

(W) Declan Shalvey (A) Mike Henderson (CA) Ron Lim

What do you get when you cross a regenerative, cranky, old X-Man with a regenerative, wacky Wade Wilson? DEADPOOL VS. OLD MAN LOGAN! Writer DECLAN SHALVEY (DEADPOOL, MOON KNIGHT) and Mike Henderson (SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD, Nailbiter) are teaming up to team up Marvel’s deadliest heroes together in their own series! James “Logan” Howlett is after a newly discovered Omega-Level mutant, and he just won’t let Deadpool help. So, naturally, Deadpool vows to outmatch his newly marked enemy for the entirety of his mission!   32pgs, FC (1 of 5) SRP: $3.99

 

 

035   PUNISHER PLATOON #1 (OF 6)

(W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) Goran Parlov

By the time the Punisher was born in Vietnam, Frank Castle had already become a dark legend of the battlefield. Stories about him were told in whispers, if at all. Now the legendary Punisher team of Garth Ennis and Goran Parlov (PUNISHER MAX, FURY MAX) brings the first of those stories to light: the tale of Frank Castle’s first command, and his first kill. Don’t miss this epic new series!  MAX/Parental Advisory  32pgs, FC (1 of 6)    SRP: $3.99

 

 

036   THOR WHERE WALK THE FROST GIANTS #1

(W) Ralph Macchio (A) Todd Nauck, Todd Nauck

When tragedy strikes the kingdom of Asgard, THE MIGHTY THOR soars into action! Wielding the thundering hammer Mjolnir, Thor sets off for the land where the Frost Giants dwell-frozen Nifleheim-in a matter of life and death for Asgard. But if YMIR has his way, the only thing awaiting Thor will be a frozen grave! Don’t miss this ALL-NEW tale featuring the original God of Thunder! Also featuring a special presentation of the historic battle between Thor and the Incredible HULK from Journey Into Mystery #112!

Rated T    32pgs, FC    SRP: $3.99

 

 

037   BLACK PANTHER PRELUDE #1 (OF 2)

(W) Will Pilgrim (A) Annapaola Martello

Wakanda. The most technologically advanced nation in the world - and protected by the mighty BLACK PANTHER! Learn how T’CHALLA became the legendary hero of Wakanda in this ALL-NEW, NEVER-BEFORE-TOLD tale set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! See how the mantle was passed to the future king, in a time when super heroes were just emerging in the larger world, before this winter’s BLACK PANTHER film hits theaters!

Rated T (STL059847)

32pgs, FC (1 of 2)      SRP: $3.99

Wow- I really hope that the writer can advance the story from one part to the other:
I'd hate to have to report that Billy Pilgim has come unstuck in time...

 

 

I AM GROOT TP   AUG171014

(W) Christopher Hastings (A)  Flaviano (CA) Marco D'Alfonso

Groot is back - smaller and cuter than ever! When the Guardians of the Galaxy get caught in a wormhole, a pint-sized Groot finds himself on his own, billions of light-years away from his team, on an unknown world. Seriously underdeveloped and all alone, Groot must make the journey to the center of this world if he's to find a way back to his family! And the first tiny step is finding someone - anyone! - who can translate "I am Groot." This isn't gonna be easy! He'll find new friends, and meet some familiar-looking strangers - but will the trusting Groot realize there's a traitor in his midst? And when he learns the mysteries of the planet he's stuck on, will the interstellar doorway home be blocked by an ancient, unspeakable horror? We are Groot! Collecting I AM GROOT #1-5.    112pgs, FC     SRP: $17.99

 

SILVER SURFER TP VOL 05 MAN WHO LIVED TWICE   AUG171015

(W) Dan Slott (A/CA) Mike Allred

The Surfer and Dawn are back in space - and back in trouble! At the universe’s slickest space casino, Norrin Radd is going all in - and the stakes have never been this cosmic! When our heroes are accidentally swallowed by Jumbonox the Giganormous, their only hope is a society of sentient macro-microorganisms - who, through no fault of their own, might just be the deadliest disease in the universe! And on the hauntingly beautiful world of Inkandesha, the spacefaring couple might completely lose themselves! But will they finally be torn apart by the vengeful Warrior Zero - or a certain world-devouring former master? Is heartbreak in store for Norrin and Dawn? Theirs is the story of a love that ended before it started, and began after it died. But is it a love that can outlast the universe? Collecting SILVER SURFER (2016) #7-14.

Rated T+   , 176pgs, FC SRP: $19.99

 

 

ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 01    AUG171016

COMMUNICATION BREAKDOW

(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Aaron Kuder

A new era of cosmic adventure begins! The Guardians of the Galaxy have taken off into space once more on their biggest and weirdest misadventures yet! Kicking things off with the boldest heist they've ever pulled, Star-Lord, Rocket and company blast their way through the galaxy - with the peacekeepers of the Nova Corps hot on their tail! And soon enough, they find themselves caught in a war between the Collector and the Grandmaster! Will there be any room to explain why Groot can't grow any bigger, what Gamora is searching for, why Drax has sworn off violence or what the deadly Fraternity of Raptors is up to?! Of course there will! Collecting ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1-2, #4, #6, #8 and #10; and material from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2017 (ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) #1.    144pgs, FC      SRP: $17.99

 

DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 10 SECRET EMPIRE   AUG171017

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Matteo Lolli, Mike Hawthorne (CA) David Lopez

Wade Wilson trusts Steve Rogers implicitly - how could he not? But that faith is about to be put to the test, big time, when Captain America ushers in his Secret Empire! Who's the guy in Hydra green the chicks all call a sex machine? Deadpool! You're darned right. But it's not easy living under a Hydra regime - especially when you accidentally sided with them. Is there any way Deadpool can get out of this before he does something regrettable? Probably not. As things go from bad to worse, it's Wade vs. Agent Preston for the fate of Ellie! But it ain't over 'til it's over - there's hope for Deadpool yet, right? After all, who better than the World's Greatest Hero to put a stop to this whole Secret Empire once and for all?! Yeah!that's the ticket! Collecting DEADPOOL (2015) #31-36.

Parental Advisory (STL059804)

SC, 136pgs, FC    SRP: $17.99

 

 

DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE AGAIN TP   AUG171018

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Dakbor Talajic (CA) Dave Johnson

Remember the time Deadpool went a little too crazy and killed the entire Marvel Universe? Well, this isn't that. This is another time. Writer Cullen Bunn and artist Dalibor Talajic - the creators behind the original slaughterfest - reunite for an all-new, all-different tale of death and destruction starring the Merc with a Mouth! And it features Wade Wilson taking out all of your faves in the most horrific ways possible! Including Gwenpool! Moon Knight! Ms. Marvel! The Guardians of the Galaxy! Even Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur! It's gonna hurt him more than it hurts you - and you're gonna love it! But we just dare you to guess how this story ends. One thing's for sure, though - you won't believe your eyes when Deadpool kills the entire Marvel Universe!again! Collecting DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE AGAIN #1-5.    112pgs, FC      SRP: $15.99

 

 

INFAMOUS IRON MAN TP VOL 02 ABSOLUTION OF DOOM   AUG171019

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Alex Maleev

Think you've seen Victor Von Doom vs. Reed Richards battles before? Well, you've never seen anything like this! The Richards from a dead reality is no Mister Fantastic. He calls himself "The Maker" - and his ultimate plans for this world are far more insane than anything Doctor Doom ever attempted! Now, Doom - as the Infamous Iron Man - is the only one who can stop the mad Maker. Victor is the hero? Reed is the villain? It's a world gone mad! And as the impossible task of redeeming himself to the Marvel Universe begins to overwhelm him, the truth about Victor's reincarnated mother is revealed! With enemies on all sides, how can Victor continue to carry on the legacy of Iron Man when the legacy of Doom haunts him at every turn? Collecting INFAMOUS IRON MAN #7-12.   SC 136pgs, FC      SRP: $17.99

 

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN TP VOL 03 CIVIL WAR II   AUG171020

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Mike Deodato & Various

The heartbreaking end of an era - and the inspirational dawn of a new one! As the events of CIVIL WAR II come crashing down around Tony Stark, what exactly is Victor Von Doom up to amid the chaos? And when hostilities end, could this be the end of Iron Man as we know him? A blistering new chapter in the Iron Man mythos will begin after the war’s shocking climax, when a young woman answers the call. Riri Williams will don the armor - but what is her surprising relationship to Tony Stark? The Marvel Universe will never be the same again! Plus: A classic showdown for the ages between Iron Man’s Mighty Avengers and the diabolical Doctor Doom! Collecting INVINCIBLE IRON MAN (2015) #12-14 and MIGHTY AVENGERS (2007) #9-11.   SC, 144pgs, FC    SRP: $15.99

 

 

CIVIL WAR II TP   AUG171021

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Olivier Coipel & Various

When a new Inhuman named Ulysses manifests uncanny precognitive powers, Earth’s protectors must wrestle with the consequences. And when one of Ulysses’ visions leads to tragedy, an old friendship reaches a breaking point - and longtime teammates Captain Marvel and Iron Man find themselves at odds. Is it right to act now on crimes yet to be committed? Do the ends justify the means? And how reliable is Ulysses’ gift? As Avengers, X-Men, Inhumans, Spider-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy and more stand divided between the two figureheads, the battle lines are drawn. And when one of the greatest among them falls, the Marvel Universe is once again set on a path to war - but will the fight for the future leave one worth saving? Collecting CIVIL WAR II #0-8 and material from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2016 (CIVIL WAR II) #1.   SC, 296pgs, FC      SRP: $34.99

 

 

BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER TP VOL 01 BACK IN THE HOOD   AUG171022

(W) Peter David (A/CA) Mark Bagley

One of the most controversial characters in comic-book history returns! You all remember Ben Reilly - Spider-Man’s clone, created by the Jackal, who returned years later to turn Peter Parker’s life upside down! Ben became the Scarlet Spider and even took Peter’s place as Spider-Man for a time, before dying a hero’s death. Now, in the aftermath of the Clone Conspiracy, Ben Reilly is back! But he’s not the same Scarlet Spider he was before. Sure, he may be putting on the classic threads, but he’s madder than ever - and at odds with a deeply connected crime lord and her bruiser of a bodyguard. But they’re not the only ones who have it in for him - because where Ben goes, can Kaine be far behind? Collecting BEN REILLY: SCARLET SPIDER #1-5 and material from CLONE CONSPIRACY: OMEGA #1.

Rated T+ (STL059874)

SC, 128pgs, FC    SRP: $15.99

 

BLACK PANTHER TP BOOK 04 AVENGERS  OF NEW WORLD   AUG171023

(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Wilfredo Torres & Various (CA) Brian Stelfreeze

What’s next for the Black Panther? Eons ago - before Black Panthers, before Wakanda, before time itself - there were only the Orishas! The pantheon of gods and goddesses from which the world as we know it was manifested: Asali. Ogutemeli. Bast. But now, as Wakanda faces turmoil, they are silent. Where have all the gods of Wakanda gone? T’Challa means to find out, and he’ll commune with the spirits of Panthers past for insight. All roads lead to a man from his past - but first, T’Challa must deal with the mind-warping Doctor Faustus! And what could take him to New York’s most exclusive nightspot, Club Fenris? The Midnight Angels will face monsters of myth - but whose interests do they serve? And Storm of the X-Men is back in T’Challa’s life. Collects BLACK PANTHER (2016) #13-18.  SC,  144pgs: $16.99

 

VENOM TP VOL 02 LAND BEFORE CRIME   AUG171024

(W) Mike Costa & Various (A) Tradd Moore & Various

Reunited, and it feels so good! Or rather, feels so bad! Eddie Brock and the Venom symbiote are together again, web-slinging their way around New York! But with questions still lingering about how the symbiote was separated from Flash Thompson, what lies in its future now that it’s back where it belongs? Will Venom be the city’s lethal protector - or revert to a sadistic, Spidey-hating villain? Find out as Eddie’s next chapter begins - with a showdown with Stegron the Dinosaur Man! Are Eddie and Venom the ones to stop Stegron from turning everyone in Manhattan into bloodthirsty dinosaurs? Or is something not quite right with this revived relationship? As a monstrous melee begins, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur drop by to help but big red might take Stegron's side.

Collects VENOM #150-153.  SC, 120pgs, FC    SRP: $16.99

 

 

EDGE OF VENOMVERSE TP   AUG171025

(W) Matthew Rosenberg & Various (A) Roland Boschi & Various (CA) Francesco Mattina

Before VENOMVERSE, there is EDGE OF VENOMVERSE! It’s a symbiotic smorgasbord of stories, each featuring a major character becoming Venomized - all destined to feed into the main event itself! When the young mutant clone designated X-23 bonds with an alien parasite, can she hold it together - or is she doomed to give in to bloodlust? It’s a nightmare in pink when Gwenpool turns into a sword-slinging, web-swinging master of disaster! Robbie Reyes becomes the symbiotic spirit of vengeance, the Host Rider! Years in the future, meet the lethal Wolvenom in a terrifying tale set after the epic events of the original OLD MAN LOGAN! And when Deadpool bonds with Venom, just call him the Symbiote with the Slobber! Plus: War stories featuring Venomized versions of Punisher, Rocket Raccoon and more! Collecting EDGE OF VENOMVERSE #1-5 and VENOMVERSE: WAR STORIES #1.

Rated T+ (STL059906)

SC, 144pgs, FC    SRP: $17.99

 

ULTIMATES 2 TP VOL 02 ETERNITY WAR   AUG171026

(W) Al Ewing (A) Aud Koch, Travel Foreman (CA) Travel Foreman

SECRET EMPIRE wreaks havoc on the Ultimates! As Steve Rogers makes his move, the team finds itself on the wrong side of his plans. With an existential threat in control of Earth, Galactus might be the planet's last hope - but the Lifebringer has problems of his own! He's facing the ultimate battle with his oldest enemy: Ego, the Living Planet! Meanwhile, the Eternity War ramps up as the Maker and the High Evolutionary join forces! They have a plan for the Multiverse - but whose side are they truly on? And as things get ever more cosmic, Galactus gathers his forces against the Dark Celestials for the final battle! Can Eternity withstand the might of the First Firmament, or does the embodiment of everything need help!from Outside?

Plus: The Ultimates meet - the Ultimates?! Collecting ULTIMATES 2 (2016) #7-9 and #100.   SC, 112pgs, FC    SRP: $15.99

 

DR.STRANGE & SORCERERS SUPREME TP VOL 02 TIME AFTER TIME   AUG171027

(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Javier Rodriguez, Nathan Stockman (CA) Javier Rodriguez

Marvel's craziest comic gets even more mind-bending! Betrayed by one of their own, Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme are banished to a dark dimension where everything is out to kill them! And you're trapped with them! Can you and the Sorcerers escape this mazelike madness? Meanwhile, the gravity of Sir Isaac Newton's actions reverberates in the present day - and puts him on a collision course with the Avengers! With Newton's current power level, they don't stand a chance. So it's up to Strange and the gang to stop him from sending the world - and all of their own individual timelines - into chaos. One of the Sorcerers finds their life in the balance - and that puts the others through hell! When all is said and done, not everyone will make it home. Collects DR.STRANGE & SORCERERS #7-12.SC, 136pgs, FC $17.99

 

AVENGERS UNLEASHED TP VOL 02 SECRET EMPIRE   AUG171028

(W) Mark Waid, Jeremy Whitley (A) Phil Noto, Mike Del Mundo (CA) Alex Ross

Doctor Doom: Avenger?! The impossible is real! Doom has turned to the light side in a new suit of armor as the Infamous Iron Man. And now he’s about to take shell-head’s place in the Avengers - or to hear Doom describe it, they’re joining him! But how will Earth’s Mightiest Heroes react to one of their greatest villains joining their ranks? They’d better get used to it, because once Hydra’s Secret Empire rises, some of the Avengers you know will be fighting alongside!Taskmaster, Deadpool and the Superior Octopus?! But what dread fate befalls Thor? And once the world-shaking event is over, not everyone will come out of the Hydra regime the same way they went in. One member in particular will either step up to lead the team - or retire altogether! Collecting AVENGERS (2016) #7-11.

Rated T+ (STL059908)

SC, 112pgs, FC    SRP: $15.99

 

 

WEAPONS OF MUTANT DESTRUCTION TP   AUG171029

(W) Greg Pak (A) Mahmud A. Asrar & Various (CA)  Skan

The worlds of WEAPON X and THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK collide - and the results will be explosive! The mutant-hunting Weapon X program and its new director are out to end Homo superior once and for all - and they’ve put a target on Amadeus Cho’s back as well! To save his gamma-infused hide, the Hulk must team up with Old Man Logan, Sabretooth, Domino, Warpath and Lady Deathstrike. Can even this unlikely grouping’s combination of strength, savagery and good old-fashioned luck save them from an army of deadly Adamantium cyborgs? And how will they handle Weapon X’s next horrifying science project: the gamma-spawned Adamantium-laced experiment known as Batch H?! Find out in this incendiary epic! Collecting WEAPONS OF MUTANT DESTRUCTION: ALPHA #1, WEAPON X (2017) #5-6 and THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #20-22.   SC, 144pgs, FC     SRP: $17.99

 

X-MEN GOLD TP VOL 02 EVIL EMPIRES   AUG171030

(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) Ken Lashley & Various (CA) Ken Lashley

Will Hydra's Secret Empire tarnish the Gold team? When Manhattan is besieged, the X-Men open their doors as a safe haven for any human or mutant. But little do they know that one of the refugees they've welcomed in is the all-new X-Cutioner! Meanwhile, Kitty Pryde has sworn off men named "Peter." But as she and her first love - Piotr Rasputin, A.K.A. Colossus - are caught in dire straits, will she go back on her word? Colossus and his sister Magik have a mission to pursue in their homeland of Russia - where Omega Red lies in wait! What does his return have to do with a relative the Rasputins thought long lost? And the X-Men are on the verge of discovering the truth about Kleevus, the mystery member of the latest Brotherhood of Evil Mutants! Collecting X-MEN GOLD #7-12.   SC, 136pgs, FC    SRP: $17.99

 

X-MEN BLUE TP VOL 02   AUG171031

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Cory Smith & Various (CA) Arthur Adams

The X-Men are caught up in Hydra's Secret Empire! But what does the terrifying new landscape of the Marvel Universe mean for mutantkind? How will Jean, Cyclops, Beast, Angel and Iceman make their way in a world dominated by Hydra? What does Magneto have up his sleeve? And where exactly does Emma Frost fit into this new world order? As the Blue squad fights for survival, Cyclops must fight to free himself from a particularly hellish mindscape! Meanwhile, Hank McCoy continues to develop his penchant for magic - but where exactly did the Beast learn this skill, and will his teammates still want him around once his secret is out? And new recruit Jimmy Hudson struggles with an ultimate challenge all his own: Can he regain his memory with the help of his new friends? Collecting X-MEN BLUE #7-12.   SC, 136pgs, FC   SRP: $17.99

 

 

GENERATION X TP VOL 01 NATURAL SELECTION   AUG171032

(W) Christina Strain (A) Amilcar Pinna, Alberto Alburquerque (CA) Terry Dodson

The Xavier Institute for Mutant Education and Outreach has opened its doors, and is ready to foster the next generation of heroes and diplomats! But this time around, the X-Men recognize an unfortunate truth: Not all mutants are created equal. Some mutants are just not made to fight Sentinels or serve as ambassadors on behalf of their kind. Some will be lucky just to see another day in a world that hates and fears them. These are the students who should be kept out of harm’s way when the Purifiers target the campus. Or when a mutant-stealing monster has an all-too-familiar face. And who better to mentor lovable losers like Eye-Boy, Nature Girl and - wait, Quentin Quire? - through life out of the limelight!than perpetual sidekick Jubilee! But will her Generation X survive the experience?! Collecting GENERATION X (2017) #1-5.

Rated T+ (STL059899)

SC, 112pgs, FC    SRP: $15.99

 

 

NICK FURY TP VOL 01 DEEP COVER CAPERS   AUG171033

(W) James Robinson (A/CA)  Aco

His name is Fury. Nick Fury. The world is a dangerous place - and when S.H.I.E.L.D. needs a lone agent to infiltrate, capture and remain anonymous, there's no one better than him. Now, an all-new era for the super spy begins as Fury embarks on a top-secret mission to the French Riviera - but will he meet his match in the mysterious Frankie Noble? Fury plays the spy game in caper after caper - preventing an assassination on the maiden voyage of a new international train line, diving into the deep blue sea to uncover a Hydra spy in Atlantis and vacationing in a sleepy little town complete with lethal sleeper agents! But when Fury heads to Ravenlock Castle, he'll find a mystery his father left behind! Grab the edge of your seat and don't let go! Collecting NICK FURY #1-6.   SC, 136pgs, FC  SRP: $17.99

 

DOCTOR STRANGE TP VOL 03 BLOOD IN THE AETHER   AUG171034

(W) Jason Aaron (A) Kevin Nowlan & Various (CA) Chris Bachalo

In the aftermath of THE LAST DAYS OF MAGIC, journey back to the first days of Doctor Strange! How did Stephen Strange become the Sorcerer Supreme - and how has he lost it all? Strange is on the brink of death, his magic nearly depleted. Sensing that the Master of the Mystic Arts is at his weakest, his greatest foes return from the shadows, ready to strike - starting with one of his oldest rivals, Baron Mordo! Can Stephen survive his foes converging and attacking him all at once? And as the bad guys line up to take their shot, one of his newest enemies may prove the most deadly of all. The Orb, now with the immense power of the slain Watcher’s eye, has set his sights on Doctor Strange! Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE (2015) #11-16.

Rated T+ (STL059879)

SC, 136pgs, FC    SRP: $19.99

 

 

LUKE CAGE TP VOL 01   AUG171035

(W) David Walker (A) Nelson Blake (CA)  Rahzzah

The man who made Luke Cage into the unbreakable hero he is today, Dr. Noah Burstein, has died. But when Luke heads to New Orleans for the funeral, it turns out there may be more to his father figure’s death than he realized. Shady billionaires, amped-up gangs and a shadowy figure from his past propel Luke into a world of mystery. But when Cage is looking for answers, it’s a bad day for anyone in his way! As things get hard in the Big Easy, Luke must put body and soul on the line to learn the truth and protect the innocent - but innocence is in short supply. And as strange forces align, Luke comes under attack from all sides! His adversaries are rich, powerful and nigh invincible - but he’s Luke Cage!  Collects LUKE CAGE #1-5.   SC, 112pgs, FC    $15.99

 

AVENGERS BY BENDIS COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 03   AUG171036

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Brandon Peterson & Various (CA) Mark Bagley

The spectacular conclusion of Brian Michael Bendis’ Avengers era - featuring the X-Men and the Guardians of the Galaxy! When the cosmic Phoenix Force threatens the planet, it’s up to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to stop it - but Cyclops and his mutant team have a different plan. This means war! When the dust settles on the devastating conflict, Tony Stark intercepts a signal that may lead the Avengers into the arms of one of their dearest friends - or their greatest enemies! Plus: An all-star roster assembles alongside the Guardians for a blockbuster showdown with Thanos! The Vision returns! And young hero Nova gets some expert advice on how best to use his newfound powers! Collecting AVENGERS (2010) #24.1 and #25-34, AVENGERS ASSEMBLE (2012) #1-8, AVENGERS: HEROES WELCOME and material from AVX: VS #6.L.

Rated T+ (STL059748)

SC, 456pgs, FC    SRP: $39.99

Just reflecting on Bendis here, and thinking that way back when he started, he was called "Brian Bendis, and then, for the longest time he was just "Bendis". Of late, he's reverted to his full name of "Brian Michael Bendis". Does this mean there's another member of the Bendis clan working towards a career in comics? It's really quite an accomplishment. There really aren't all that many people throughout history  generally known by just one name: Napoleon,  Hitler, Stalin, Rasputin, even Moses, Jesus, Rasputin and and Maimonedes pop immediately to mind.
In the arts, Madonna, Prince, Rembrandt, Michelangelo (or Michaelangelo). Other folks with the same name? Sure. But one name is usually enough to know who is being talked about. Chances are pretty strong that if you're referring to an artist named Michelangelo, you're not talking about filmmaker Michelangelo Antonini but the Renaissance painter/sculptor. Or maybe the mutant turtle, but we're talking real people here. Raphael and Donatello? The real artists were known by those names only. Leonardo, however, is generally known as the painter Leonardo who came from Venice; da Vinci His name was, in fact, simply Leonardo. In comics, I can think of only very few "one name" creators: Bendis, Steranko, Frazetta and Deodato. It was only after the Deodato studio became well known that Deodato became "Mike", perhaps to distinguish himself from his workers. Rodin didn't need to be separated out from his "acorns" The "mighty oak" himself crafted all his maquettes, and taught his students how to replicate, specifying only finished scale, material, and patina, Kirby was generally referred to as Jack Kirby. Steve Ditko occupies a pretty unique position- there's not so many Ditkos around making clarification needed.  Why did Bendis give up his distinction?

 

 

ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE MANGA TP VOL 01   AUG171039

(W) Yusaku Komiyama, Jim Zub (A/CA) Yusaku Komiyama

The original manga is adapted into English for the first time! Time and again, the Avengers have assembled to save the Earth from destruction. But they’ve never had to face a threat as gruesome and as UNDEAD as this one! Now, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes must fight to contain an outbreak of horrifying zombies and stop them from spreading across the Earth! But not all of the Avengers will escape uninfected! Printed in black and white in the original right-to-left reading orientation. Collecting ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE #0-3.   SC, 160pgs, B&W   SRP: $14.99

 

 

INCREDIBLE HULK EPIC COLLECTION HULK MUST DIE TP   AUG171040

(W) Stan Lee, Gary Friedrich (A) Steve Ditko & Various (CA) Jack Kirby

Marvel’s Green Goliath is pulling no punches! After the cancellation of his debut series, the Incredible Hulk returns in TALES TO ASTONISH - and he means business! Dr. Robert Bruce Banner’s alter ego battles General “Thunderbolt” Ross, the Leader and his Humanoids, the Executioner, and more Communists than you can shake a tank at. And if that’s not enough, round two pits the Hulk against Hercules, introduces classic villain the Abomination, dives into the intrigue of the Secret Empire, and goes cosmic with the Silver Surfer and the High Evolutionary! Featuring stories by Stan Lee and art by a who’s who of Marvel greats - Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, Gil Kane, Bill Everett and John Buscema - these are the tales that made the Hulk a global icon! Collecting material from TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) #60-96 and NOT BRAND ECHH #3.   SC, 432pgs, FC SRP: $39.99

 

 

CABLE HELLFIRE HUNT TP   AUG171041

(W) Michael Higgins & Various (A) Jose Ladr–nn & Various (CA) Jose Ladr–nn

An action-packed era for the mutant out of time! When Cable saves reporter Irene Merryweather from the Hellfire Club, he learns of its plot to slay Apocalypse and seize his power! Cable can’t let that happen - and he can’t let Apocalypse return, either. Can Irene help him save the world, or will she just paint another bull’s-eye on her back? Then, Cable finds himself in Wakanda - can he and the Black Panther silence Klaw, Master of Sound? Domino returns - but there’s a price on her head! Can Cable rescue his mentor without his powers? And will Cable and Machine Man be allies or enemies? Plus: Flash back to Cable’s arrival in the present - and his first battle with Wolverine! Collecting CABLE (1993) #-1 and #48-58, CABLE & MACHINE MAN ANNUAL 1998, MACHINE MAN & BASTION ANNUAL 1998 and WOLVERINE/CABLE.

Rated T (STL059910)

SC, 448pgs, FC    SRP: $39.99

 

 

BLACK PANTHER BY HUDLIN TP VOL 01 COMPLETE COLLECTION   AUG171042

 

(W) Reginald Hudlin, Peter Milligan (A) John Romita & Various (CA) Frank Cho

Hollywood heavyweight Reginald Hudlin takes on the Black Panther - and John Romita Jr. brings the blockbuster visuals! Together, they go back to the beginning to present T’Challa’s origin in cinematic scope! Who is the Black Panther - and what is the secret history of Wakanda? Then, social satire meets all-out action as T’Challa’s adventures continue! The Panther enters the House of M! An outbreak of strange, mutated animals brings Storm and the X-Men to Africa! The Panther teams up with Luke Cage, Blade, Brother Voodoo and Monica Rambeau to take on the undead! But every king needs a queen, and so T’Challa embarks on his most dangerous quest yet: to wed the love of his life! Which of the world’s greatest super hero women will say “I do”? Collecting BLACK PANTHER (2005) #1-18 and X-MEN (1991) #175-176.

Rated T+ (STL059893)

SC, 496pgs, FC    SRP: $39.99

 

STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION TP VOL 02 RISE SITH   AUG171043

(W) Jan Strnad & Various (A) Anthony Winn & Various

An Empire on the rise - a Rebellion on the horizon! The conflict that will grip the galaxy for generations begins here, with an adaptation of Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace and tales starring its major players! Anakin Skywalker is a boy with a dark destiny! Jedi Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi has much to learn from his master, Qui-Gon Jinn! Teenage Queen Amidala faces exile! And Sith Lord Darth Maul must strike down the biggest obstacle in his Master’s way! Plus: Mace Windu, Yoda, Jar Jar Binks and more! Collecting STAR WARS (1998) #0-3; STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL #1-4; STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE #1/2 and #1-4; STAR WARS: EPISODE I - ANAKIN SKYWALKER, QUEEN AMIDALA, QUI-GON JINN and OBI-WAN KENOBI; and material from STAR WARS (1998) #4-6 and STAR WARS TALES #3, #5, 7, 14 and 20.  SC, 496pgs, FC   $39.99

 

STAR WARS TP VOL 06 OUT AMONG THE STARS   AUG171044

(W) Jason Aaron, Jason Latour (A) Salvador Larroca, Michael Walsh (CA) Mike Mayhew

Your favorite rebel rabble-rousers run riot across the galaxy! Luke Skywalker finally gets the alone time he's been after with Princess Leia - unfortunately, it comes while they're stranded on a desert island! In tales of the Star Wars underworld, Sana and Lando join forces on Coruscant to swindle some credits, and Han and Chewie go back to smuggling!for a Hutt?! Then, when the Alliance starts the search for a new secret base, Han leads Leia to scope out a hideout only he knows!only to find a group of killers who want him dead! But what about the droids? The Empire has held Threepio captive for far too long - and now his faithful friend is taking action. That's right - it's Artoo to the rescue! Collecting STAR WARS (2015) #33-37 and ANNUAL #3.

Rated T (STL060021)

SC, 144pgs, FC    SRP: $17.99

 

STAR WARS DARTH VADER DARK LORD SITH TP VOL 01 IMPERIAL MACH   AUG171045

(W) Charles Soule (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli (CA) Jim Cheung

The most fearsome villain of all time returns with a brand-new series! Picking up where Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith ends, follow Darth Vader as he receives his legendary red lightsaber and begins his ruthless rise! Anakin Skywalker is now more machine than man. Having lost everything once dear to him, he must forge a new future - as a Dark Lord of the Sith! Join Darth Vader as he learns the way of Darth Sidious and his newly formed Empire - the way of the dark side. And on his first mission, Vader sets his sights on a Jedi who avoided Order 66, a Master who’s long lived in seclusion - one more powerful than any he has faced before! Nobody said the path to power was going to be easy. Collects DARTH VADER (2017) #1-6.  SC, 144pgs, FC $17.99

      Slow reading this one is. Mach one it does not reach.

 

STAR WARS POE DAMERON TP VOL 03 LEGENDS LOST   AUG171047

(W) Charles Soule (A) Angel Unzueta (CA) Phil Noto

Even Resistance soldier Poe Dameron deserves a day off to meet an old friend. But what happens when that old friend is the famed journalist Suralinda Javos, and she has a secret story about the evil First Order? Mayhem ensues, that’s what! Then, it’s a sad day for the members of the Resistance as they mourn the loss of a fallen comrade. But their fight is far from over - the First Order must be stopped! And Captain Phasma knows just how to get Terex to toe the line. But who is Malarus - and what does she want? Meanwhile, the Resistance is running dangerously low on supplies. Poe and Black Squadron are on the case! But maybe they could do with some new recruits? Follow the continuing adventures of the galaxy’s greatest pilot! Collecting STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #7 and #14-19.

Rated T (STL059903)

SC, 160pgs, FC    SRP: $19.99

 

 

STAR WARS FORCE AWAKENS ADAPATATION TP   AUG171048

(W) Chuck Wendig (A) Luke Ross, Marc Laming (CA) Phil Noto

It’s been three decades since the Rebel Alliance destroyed the Death Star and toppled the Galactic Empire - but now, on the remote planet of Jakku, there is a stirring in the Force. A young scavenger named Rey, a deserting stormtrooper named Finn, an ace pilot named Poe and a dark apprentice named Kylo Ren - their lives are about to collide as the awakening begins. Writer Chuck Wendig (Star Wars: Aftermath) and artists Luke Ross (HERCULES) and Marc Laming (PLANET HULK) take us back into the saga of a lifetime! Collecting STAR WARS: FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION #1-6.

SC, 144pgs, FC    SRP: $19.99

 

 

STAR WARS ROGUE ONE ADAPTATION TP   AUG171049

(W) Jody Houser, Duane Swierczynski (A) Emilio Laiso & Various (CA) Phil Noto

The Rebellion is here! The Rogue One crew makes the leap from the big screen to the comic-book page in this action-packed adaptation! All looks lost for the galaxy when the Empire's new super-weapon is discovered. Any insurgency will quickly be thwarted by the devastating new Death Star! But maybe there's hope for the Rebel cause when Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor lead a crew of new heroes on a desperate mission to steal the plans to the planet-destroying threat! A crucial tale in the Star Wars saga is told at last! Plus: In an all-new story, flash back to the ill-tempered first meeting between Cassian and scene-stealing droid K-2SO! Collects STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE ADAPTATION #1-6 and ROGUE ONE - CASSIAN & K-2SO ANNUAL #1.   SC, 176pgs, FC $19.99

 

 

JOURNEY STAR WARS LAST JEDI CAPT PHASMA TP   AUG171050

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Marco Checchetto (CA) Paul Renaud

As the excitement ramps up for December’s Star Wars Episode VIII The Last Jedi, journey back to the final moments of Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens and the destruction of Starkiller Base to learn the fate of one of the film’s fan-favorite characters: Captain Phasma! Captured by the Resistance and thrown into a garbage masher, Phasma must escape a doomed world - and plot her revenge! Follow the chrome-adorned warrior from the site of the First Order’s biggest defeat to the doorstep of this holiday season’s biggest blockbuster! Written by Kelly Thompson (HAWKEYE, STAR WARS ANNUAL) and drawn by Marco Checchetto (STAR WARS: SHATTERED EMPIRE, STAR WARS: SCREAMING CITADEL), Captain Phasma will recondition you to love the First Order! Collects LAST JEDI - CAPTAIN PHASMA #1-4.  SC, 112pgs, FC      SRP: $16.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++AARDVARK VANAHEIM

 

 

STRANGE CEREBUS #1

(W) Dave Sim, Sandeep Atwal (A) Dave Sim, Gustave Dore (CA) Sandeep Atwal & Various

First (and last?) appearances of Varkternity (Vark-Finite?) and Galactamungus (who mentions Platinum Surfer-Boy); the CIH? house drummer; reprints online strips from July-August 2016: Super-Cerebus Revenge Squad; The Whore of Babylon gets a tattoo; MILESTONE! the first time Dante suspected Cerebus and Super-Cerebus were one and the same! LeonTrotzky; Plato vs. Aristotle; Obama voters; MILESTONE! Super-Suberec, the Anti-Super-Cerebus and Cerebus go to Starbucks; hardcore Madonna fans; Wildcat: Total Golden-Age Dick the memoir; Francis' Sacred Church of NFL Football; West Side Story, and more! 24pp, B&W (1 of 1)  $4.00

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ACTION LAB

 

 

KID SHERLOCK TP VOL 01   AUG171066

(W) Justin Phillips (A/CA) Sean Miller

John Watson is nervous being the only dog at his new school, Baker Elementary. But when he takes an interest in fellow student, Sherlock Holmes, the two become unlikely, and sometimes contentious, friends. Together they deal with bullies, track down lost toys, investigate stolen playground equipment, and even face an unseen threat terrorizing the school halls. All the while Watson tries to help Sherlock make friends with his fellow students and Sherlock tries to help Watson become a better detective. Collects Kid Sherlock #1-4. (STL052334)

SC, 128pgs, FC    SRP: $9.99

 

HERO CATS MIDNIGHT OVER STELLAR CITY TP VOL 02   AUG171065

(W) Kyle Puttkammer (A/CA) Alex Ogle

Midnight's past may be troubled, but his future looks even darker. After a prison break at the Taurus County Jail, chaos erupts on the streets of Stellar City. Now Midnight and his fellow Hero Cats must stop Dr. Ross Rex and his relentless quest for power. (STL048601)

SC, 96pgs, FC     SRP: $11.99

 

 

NORTHSTARS HC VOL 01 WELCOME TO SNOWVILLE   AUG171071

(W) Jim Shelley, Haigen Shelley (A/CA) Anna Liisa Jones

Join us for the magical adventures of Holly, the daughter of Santa Claus, and Frostina, a Yeti Princess, as they explore the mystical wonders of the land of Polaris. In this first volume in a series of oversized keepsake hardcovers, Holly and Frostina journey to the subterranean city of Undertown to investigate trouble in Troggie Town. There is an evil force scheming right below Snowville, and it threatens Christmas itself! (STL023779)

HC, 48pgs, FC     SRP: $14.99

 

PRINCELESS RAVEN YEAR 2 #1 LOVE AND REVENGE

(W) Jeremy Whitley (A/CA) Xenia Pamfil

High adventures on the high seas are back! With her crew restored from their run-in with her treacherous brothers, Raven is ready to reclaim what was stolen from her. But first, Dance Party! Raven promised she would confess her love for Ximena, but Sunshine has other plans. Who will end the night dancing with whom?    32pgs, FC     SRP: $3.99

 

 

DANGER DOLL SQUAD #1

(W) Jason Martin & Various (A) Winston Young (CA)  Celor

Our three most popular Danger Zone titles - Zombie Tramp, Vampblade, and DollFace - come together to form the all-new Danger Doll Squad! When each girl's deadliest foes merge together, our terrible threesome must enter "the black room," a virtual reality inside cyberspace, to do battle against Necro Magic AI! The biggest Danger Zone crossover event starts here, with covers by the artist of each series (each with their own risque variant as well)!    32pgs, FC SRP: $4.99

 

 

PUPPET MASTER CURTAIN CALL #1 CVR A LOGAN (MR)

(W) Shawn Gabborin (A/CA) Daniel Jay Logan

The final chapter of Action Lab's epic Puppet Master story starts now! Everything from the past two years comes to a head as the demon god Anapa makes one final play at world domination! with Andre Toulon's puppets standing by his side! With the new, big budget film set to be released in 2018, this is the perfect jump on point for new and old fans alike!  32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++AFTERSHOCK COMICS

 

 

ANIMOSITY EVOLUTION #1 CVR A GAPSTUR (MR)

(W) Marguerite Bennett (A/CA) Eric Gapstur

A new, additional ongoing ANIMOSITY series!

One day, the animals woke up. They started thinking. They started talking. They started taking revenge. Now, they've started building. In a city by the sea, a new power is on the rise...and they're making an animal kingdom all their own.

From the brilliant mind of creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, Bombshells and Batwoman) with artwork by Eric Gapstur--ANIMOSITY: EVOLUTION is an exciting new series that expands upon this already amazing world!   SC, 32pgs, FC      SRP: $3.99

 

ANIMOSITY TP VOL 02  AUG171130

(W) Marguerite Bennett (A/CA) Rafael de Latorre

As Jesse, an 11-year-old girl, and Sandor, her faithful and protective bloodhound, continue their cross-country journey, their faith in life, death - and each other - is tested at last.

"This is one comic you can't afford to miss." -Alice W. Castle of multiversitycomics.com

Collecting ANIMOSITY #5-8 and the WORLD OF ANIMOSITY one-shot! SC, 7x10, 136pgs, FC    SRP: $14.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS

 

 

NAMWOLF TP VOL 01 HEART OF DARKNESS   AUG171133

(W) Fabian, Jr. Rangel (A/CA) Logan Faerber

When scrawny Marty Spencer is drafted into the Vietnam War, he finds himself smack dab in the middle of the heart of darkness. But Marty has a secret. A secret even from himself. And Vietnam is a hell of a place to find out you're a werewolf. Collects issues #1-4.    SC, 7x10, 132pgs, FC      SRP: $17.99

 

 

SPOOKHOUSE TP VOL 01   AUG171134

(W) Eric Powell & Various (A) Steve Mannion & Various (CA) Eric Powell

Spooky fun for kids and adults! Collects issues #1-5 of the kids horror anthology Spook House! SC, 7x10, 132pgs, FC     $17.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ALTERNATIVE COMICS

 

 

COMPLETE STRANGE GROWTHS 1991-1997   AUG171140

(W/A/CA) Jenny Zervakis

Jenny Zervakis was part of a wave of DIY cartoonists who came of age during the 1990's Zine Revolution. When most "alternative comics" of the era were loud and sarcastic, Jenny's zine, Strange Growths, was warm and emotionally bare. Now, for the first time, these inspirational and groundbreaking comics have been collected in book form. SC, 7x9, 240pgs, B&W  SRP: $20.00

 

 

NEPTUNE GN   AUG171141

(W/A/CA) Aron Nels Steinke

Drawn in beautiful black and white, Neptune is an all-ages graphic novel about a couple of kids and their dog, Neptune, who just might have supernatural powers. Playful and witty, Neptune is quite simply a pleasure to read. The debut graphic novel by the creator of Big Plans and Zoo Box. A Sparkplug & Tugboat production.   SC, 5x7, 160pgs, B&W      SRP: $14.00

 

 

ORCHID GN (MR)   AUG171142

(W) Dylan Williams, Ben Catmull (A) Gabrielle Bell & Various (CA)  Mats, Ted May

A cool compilation of actual Victorian stories interpreted by ten different artists. Highlights include 'Tobermory', written by H.H. Munro and adapted by Gabrielle Bell, Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" adapted by David Lasky; and, the compelling 'Green Tea' by J. Sheriden Le Fanu and adapted by Kevin Huizenga (Ganges). A Sparkplug production.   SC, 6x9, 116pgs, B&W      SRP: $8.00

 

 

THE SCHIZ GN   AUG171143

Even in 1980s San Francisco, the five corners where art, law, sex, medicine, and madness meet is no place to live. This black comedy, written while the Go-Go Decade approached the peak of its collective consumerist psychosis, has finally escaped out into unsuspecting bookstores. Features nineteen illustrated interpretations of the story's twisting, twisted, and kaleidoscopic narrative shifts, as drawn by five generations of superb cartoonists. SC, 6x9, 192pgs, B&W      SRP: $15.99

 

 

THE WILLOWS ONE SHOT

(W) Nathan Carson (A/CA) Sam Ford

Algernon Blackwood's immortal novella of extra-dimensional weirdness on the Danube comes to life with incredibly detailed artwork by Sam Ford (Wizard Rifle). Two women encounter strange horrors in the Hungarian wilderness of 1907. Nathan Carson's (Witch Mountain) graphic retelling reverently preserves the classic tale while breathing character-driven depth into H.P. Lovecraft's personal favorite short story. A Floating World production.   28pgs, FC    SRP: $4.99

 

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++AMIGO COMICS

 

 

UNLEASH TP VOL 01 (MR)   AUG171148

The acclaimed miniseries in one volume! Emmie's life changed forever when she was assaulted. She's determined to find her attacker and has formed a team with the most unlikely partner you could imagine: The Rape Machine. Together they lay down their own brand of twisted justice upon sexual predators.    SRP: $19.99

 

LASER MOOSE & RABBIT BOY DISCO FEVER GN   AUG171152

(W/A/CA) Doug Savage

Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy face a familiar foe, a terrifying new enemy, and the frightening possibility that lasers can't solve everything in their biggest and most dangerous adventure yet. An accident (involving a pine cone, a fish, and a truck delivering disco supplies) triggers a series of events that leads to the ultimate confrontation between Laser Moose and his nemesis Cyborgupine. And it's a fight that Laser Moose can't win with lasers. Especially when faced with a malevolent new enemy: a cute little chickadee. (STL058584) (C: 0-1-0)

SC, 6x9, 144pgs, FC     SRP: $9.99

Can't see the word "moose" without thinking "Moose and squirrel, moose and squirrel. Alays moose and squirrel...
Well Boris, you won't be troubled by that voice of squirrel anymore: Mark Evanier reports that June Foray, the voice of hundreds of cartoon critters, and best known as the original Rocky the Flying Squirrel, died yesterday (July 26), just a couple of months shy of her 100th birthday. Evanier recounts that much-lauded animation creator Chuck Jones once said of her "June Foray is not the female Mel Blanc. Mel Blanc is the male June Foray".

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY

 

 

CASPER THE FRIENDLY GHOST CLASSICS TP VOL 01   AUG171153

(W) Lars Bourne,  Various (A) Warren Kremer,  Various (CA) Warren Kremer

Casper the Friendly Ghost, the friendliest ghost you know!  Millions of kids grew up watching cartoons and reading Casper comics over the years.  And now American Mythology is proud to bring the original Harvey character back exactly as you remember him.  With 70 years of history behind him, Casper has been making friends and entertaining fans of all ages for years.  This volume presents some of the best full color stories of the past in an economical package perfect for gift giving.  Make a new friend with Casper in these timeless classic adventures! (STL048576)

SC, 144pgs, FC    SRP: $19.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++AMRYL ENTERTAINMENT

 

CAVEWOMAN DEEP WATER #1 CVR A MASSEY (MR)

(W/A/CA) Devon Massey

When Professor Cook interupts a thief attempting to steal his new underwater research vehicle, he asks Meriem to catch the thief on the following night. As Meriem sets out to do so, she comes face to face with a powerful new villain. Underwater terror and brutal fighting await Meriem when the beautiful and deadly adversary takes her into the deep water.   24pgs, B&W      SRP: $3.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ANDREWS MCMEEL

 

ZITS TREASURY WHAT WAS THAT ALL ABOUT HC   AUG171195

(W) Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman (A) Jim Borgman

What Was That All About? looks back at the 20-year whirlwind life of the Duncan family, the inhabitants of the popular, modern family cartoon Zits. Always spot-on, sometimes chaotic, and often messy comic moments are immortalized by the true-to-life give and take between Jeremy and his often befuddled parents. Authors Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman have sifted through the highlights (and some lowlights!) over the life of the strip and have created a unique behind-the-scenes, insightful view into the history of Zits. They have selected their all-time favorite cartoons to fill the collection along with special features. (STL058580) (C: 0-1-0)

HC, 8x11, 264pgs, FC    SRP: $24.99

One of those "glass half empty or half full" things asks about a bowl of strawberries: Do you start with the nicest one, and work your way to the worst, or vice versa?
If you start with the nicest and work your way down, you're always eating the best- that's good. If you start with the worst, as each one goes, they're getting better. That's good, too.
Well, mornings when I peruse the Arcamax comic strips, I do it alphabetically, always starting with 9 Chickweed Lane (a very odd strip), down through "Dilbert", "Get Fuzzy", "Mallard Fillmore", "Pearls Before Swine", and finishing with "Zits". I figure I'm not quite going worst to best, what with "Pearls" and "Zits"" being the last two, and "Zits" being my current favorite, so at least they will become more tasty by the last strip.

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ANTARCTIC

 

GAO #1

(W/A) Alfred Perez

Cower at the presence of Gao, colossal kaiju of cuteness!  This lovable leviathan spends his days under the sea until visiting aliens convince him to make friends on the surface.  Gao thus leaves the ocean depths, only to spread shock and d'awww in his wake.  This adorable mountain of menace unleashes destruction with every step...but how can you be mad at a face like that? 32pgs, FC      SRP: $3.99

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ARCHIE PUBLICATIONS

 

JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #1 CVR A REG FRANCAVILLA (MR)   AUG171212
(W) Frank Tieri (A) Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy (CA) Francesco Francavilla
Brand New Series! Jughead Jones is a werewolf, and Reggie Mantle has fallen victim to Jughead's monstrous ways. Now Betty Cooper: Werewolf Hunter along with Archie Andrews are hot on the trail of Jughead. For TEEN+ readers.

I have no idea why they're soliciting this as new.  #1 9at least) is already out, theres a copy or two sitting on my desk right now.

 

 

038   ARCHIES #1 CVR A REG EISMA

(W) Alex Segura, Matthew Rosenberg (A/CA) Joe Eisma

What's next for the teenage rockers The Archies? When someone makes a decision that leaves the rest of the band scrambling, can the group keep it together? It's friendship vs. fame in this must-read #1 issue to the new, ongoing The Archies series!

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

JUGHEAD TP VOL 03   AUG171221

(W) Ryan North & Various (A/CA) Derek Charm

It's magic, music, mayhem and zombies - oh yeah, and hamburgers, plenty of hamburgers! - in this third volume of the Jughead series, collects #12-17. 7x10, 144pgs,   FC $17.99

 

 

RIVERDALE TP VOL 01   AUG171225

(W) Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Various (A) Elliot Fernandez & Various (CA)  Photo

From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the CW's Riverdale comes the first collection of the comic book set in the universe of the smash hit TV series. Riverdale Volume 1 collects the Riverdale prequel one-shot and issues #1-4 of the ongoing series. SC, 7x10, 144pgs, FC      SRP: $17.99

 

ARCHIE 1000 PAGE COMICS FESTIVAL TP   AUG171228

(W/A)  Various

Get ready for a fun-filled festival of over 1,000 pages of Archie's best and brightest stories! (STL059603)

SC, 5x7, 1000pgs, FC    SRP: $14.99

 

 

 

039   ARCHIE HALLOWEEN SPECTACULAR #1

(W/A/CA)  Various

Get ready for a Halloween SCARETACULAR  featuring some of Archie's most frighteningly fun stories! (STL060055)

Digest, 7x10, 24pgs, FC SRP: $2.99

Since when is a 24 page 7x10 comic a digest?

 

 

BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS DLX ED HC VOL 02   AUG171231

(W/A)  Various (CA) Dan DeCarlo

This beautifully remastered hardcover version of the best-selling The Best of Archie Comics Book 2 contains over 400 pages of the most iconic Archie stories, hand-selected by Archie creators, editors and historians. HC, 7x10, 416pgs, FC      SRP: $19.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ASPEN MLT INC

 

 

SCOURGE TP VOL 01   AUG171244

(W) Scott Lobdell (A) Eric Battle

They are taking over!

From the innovative mind of acclaimed movie producer Gale Anne Hurd, and written by superstar writer and visionary Scott Lobdell, comes THE SCOURGE! The skies of New York City are no longer safe. In mere hours, the greatest metropolis on the planet is turned into an island of horrors, as a virus rapidly advances throughout the city transforming its citizens into savage, bloodthirsty gargoyles!! Amidst the outbreak, one man, NYPD SWAT officer John Griffin finds himself as the last remaining hope to prevent the cataclysmic spread of the virus from the island, locating his estranged son within the chaos, and saving the city itself from complete annihilation!

Collecting together the long sold-out series for the very first time, The Scourge trade paperback vol. 1 includes a complete cover gallery, special guest foreward and a whole lot more! (STL060041)

SC, 7x10, 184pgs, FC    SRP: $18.99

 

 

ASPEN UNIVERSE DECIMATION #1

(W) Vince Hernandez (A/CA) Marco Renna

The time for Revelations has ended.

The time for Decimation has begun...

Aspen Comics' deadliest event EVER kicks off this October as the fiercest anti-heroines in the Aspen Universe take center stage in this massive event series! Orlana the Death Princess has a devastating ability to control minds, and she has recruited the most powerfully gifted villainesses across the globe to do her bidding-with no Aspen hero safe from her reach! (STL059998)

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++AVATAR PRESS INC

 

 

BLACK SUMMER TP SP ED    AUG171260

(W) Warren Ellis (A/CA) Juan Jose Ryp

Warren Ellis' eight-issue opus of masked hero revolution, Black Summer, complimented by the stunning and explosive art of Juan Jose Ryp, is nothing less than a sequential masterpiece. The world goes black in this story of super-powered heroes and villains. When the political situation in the United States becomes more than Horus can stand, and he moves to take matters into his own hands. Unfortunately, not all of his other team-mates are quite so eager to throw the world into chaos, and an epic conflict forms. With Horus and the rest of the surviving Guns facing off against the military and each other, no one is safe as the bodies start to fall! SC, 7x10, 192pgs, FC    SRP: $5.99

192 pages, in color, by Ellis & Ryp for $5.99? Almost seems too good to be true, doesn't it?
Whaddo I mean, "seems". Must be too good to be true. Oh well, I guess we run with it pending revision.

 

{{A bit of clarification here…They are doing a “while quantities last” clear out. See Previews pages 286-291 for other titles in this sale}}

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++BLACK MASK COMICS

 

 

4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK TP    AUG171291

(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A/CA) Tyler Boss

4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK is the darkly comedic story of four burgeoning child criminals and their elaborate plans.

When a group of bumbling criminals show up in her father's life looking to pull one last job, young Paige has two choices - let her father get caught up in their criminal hijinks or enlist her three best friends to do the job first. Paige picks the bad one.

180ish pages of full color comic-booking about friendship, family, growing up, and grand larceny from rising star writer Matthew Rosenberg (WE CAN NEVER GO HOME, KINGPIN, SECRET WARRIORS) and equally rising star artist Tyler Boss (LAZARUS, CALEXIT).   Collects issues 1-5.  SC, 7x10, 192pgs, FC      $14.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++BLISS ON TAP

 

WEED MAGIC (MR)

(W) Brian Phillipson, Alex Cormack (CA) Alex Cormack

Hollywood, California. It's 4/20 and two lovable stoners - Moe and his best friend Bunny - find themselves (and the whole city) completely dry. When local vagabond My$tic gifts the boys a strange and exotic strain of cannabis (along with a cryptic warning), Moe and Bunny soon discover that this "magic" weed provides potent yet fleeting super-human powers of body and mind. The love child of Pineapple Express and The Greatest American Hero, Weed Magic will delight the sober and stoned alike. Red Eyes. Full Bong. Can't Lose.   24pgs, FC      SRP: $4.20

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++BONGO COMICS

 

SIMPSONS COMICS EXPLOSION #4   AUG171296

(W) Matt Groening (CA) Jason Ho & Various

Bongo's annual, oversized, 96-page comic offers even more bang for the buck this fall! After a run-in with the paparazzi, Krusty the Clown hires Homer to stand in for him, or rather, stand next to him! because Homer makes Krusty look good by comparison. Then, Professor Frink's newest invention, a cell phone that can give its owner superheroic abilities falls into the hands of Bartman's sidekick Houseboy (aka Milhouse), transforming him into a very, very, bad boy! And when Homer takes an impressionable Ralph Wiggum under his wing, it doesn't take long before Bart gets jealous and wants in on the father/son/extra son relationship. Later, Homer and Bart team-up to protect the nuclear power plant from a zombie invasion in "Power Plants Vs. Zombies"! (STL059157)

96pgs, FC   SRP: $9.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++BOOM! STUDIOS

 

 

EUGENIC #1 (OF 3)

(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Eryk Donovan

From the GLAAD award-nominated team James Tynion IV (Dark Nights: Metal, Detective Comics) and Eryk Donovan (Constantine: The Hellblazer) comes a new vision of humanity's future in the vein of Black Mirror.

When a plague ravages the world, one scientist discovers the cure and becomes the savior of mankind. Hope is restored, and the world rebuilds. But then people who took the cure begin having children who are! unnatural, and the definition of "normal" is forever altered.

"...what [Tynion IV and Donovan] are able to accomplish together becomes more and more interesting." - Multiversity Comics (STL058432)

32pgs, FC (1 of 3)      SRP: $5.99

I'm just a touch surprised that this thing doesn't carry one of those "not available in Germany" notices. How can anyone do anything about eugenics without at least referencing the Nazi experimentation in it?

 

 

040   RUGRATS #1

(W) Box Brown (A) Lisa DuBois (CA) Jorge Corona

Hang on to your diapies, babies! We're teaming up with Nickelodeon for all-new Rugrats adventures with the most intrepid toddlers to ever bust out of a playpen!

Tommy, Chucky, Phil and Lil have noticed something-they are being watched. Somehow their parents can see every little thing that they can do. They'll have to find a way to have fun while avoiding the electronic eyes of the babycam! 32pgs, FC      SRP: $3.99

 

GARFIELD ORIGINAL GN VOL 03 THING IN FRIDGE AUG171306

(W) Scott Nickel, Mark Evanier (A) Aatmaja Pandya (CA) Andy Hirsch

When Jon reveals plans to bring Odie to a talent show audition, Garfield decides he can’t let Odie get all the spotlight. But when his actions cause Odie to run away, it’s up to Garfield to bring Odie back home. Also includes a short story written and illustrated by Liz Prince (Tomboy, Alone Forever). (STL055277) SC, 96pgs, FC SRP: $9.99

 

 

041   KONG GODS OF SKULL ISLAND ONESHOT #1   AUG171314

(W) Philip Kennedy Johnson (A) Chad Lewis (CA) Jeremy Wilson

In this stand-alone Kong story, the year is 1912, and a wealthy humanitarian has travelled to Skull Island with the purpose of civilizing the native Tagatu living there. Although the Tagatu accept his gifts and allow his team to live among them, they're devoted to their god!and the team soon discovers that Kong is very, very real. 32pgs, FC   SRP: $7.99

 

SONS OF ANARCHY REDWOOD TP VOL 02 AUG171319

(W) Ollie Masters (A) Eoin Marron (CA) Chris Brunner

Jax Teller is at rock bottom, stripped of his prospect kutte and deemed a civilian in the eyes of the club. But with the help of his best friend Opie, Jax has one last-ditch plan to get back in Clay's good graces and regain his position in the Sons of Anarchy: track down the Biker with No Name that has been terrorizing SAMCRO.

Writer Ollie Masters (Snow Blind, The Kitchen) and artist Eoin Marron continue the authorized prologue to Kurt Sutter's critically acclaimed television series Sons of Anarchy, depicting Jax Teller's first year as a SAMCRO prospect.

Collects issues #5-8.   SC, 112pgs, FC    SRP: $16.99

 

 

MAZE RUNNER DEATH CURE OFFICIAL PRELUDE

(W) Eric Carrasco (A) Kendall Goode (CA)  Photo

This all-new, authorized graphic novel bridges the gap between The Maze Runner hit feature films, The Scorch Trials and the upcoming The Death Cure.

They used to live and die by the Maze-a seemingly endless labyrinth of deathtraps that kept the Gladers prisoner and in fear. But the day Thomas arrived, he motivated them all to push back! and escape.

But what they discovered was far worse than any maze-a world scorched by disease and controlled by the oppressive organization, WCKD. Thomas, aided by a band of rebels, now readies to take the fight right to WCKD's doorstep in the hope of finding a cure for the plague that's ravaging mankind.

SC, 96pgs, FC     SRP: $14.99

 

TYSON HESSE DIESEL GEAR SHIFT SPECIAL #1

(W/A/CA) Tyson Hesse

Dee Diesel is back in this brand new special featuring the next chapter in her epic saga!

Dee, Rickets, and Bull go back under the clouds to help Bull's people in the aftermath of the attack on the capital. There, the trio discovers the wreckage of Peacetowne and reunites with old friends.

Perfect for fans of Amulet and The Legend of Korra! (STL059900)

32pgs, FC   SRP: $4.99

 

 

MISFIT CITY TP VOL 01    AUG171356

(W) Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith, Kurt Lustgarten (A/CA) Naomi Franquiz

Nothing's happened in Wilder's hometown since they filmed the cult kids' adventure movie The Gloomies there in the '80s. Now Cannon Cove is just a boring tourist trap where nothing ever happens! until she and her friends come upon a centuries-old pirate map drawn by someone named Black Mary!

It's a rip-roaring adventure written by award-winning screenwriter Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith (10 Things I Hate About You, Legally Blonde) and Kurt Lustgarten, and illustrated by Naomi Franquiz.

Collects issues #1-4.   SC, 112pgs, FC    SRP: $14.99

 

LUMBERJANES TP VOL 07   AUG171358

(W) Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (A) Ayme Sotuyo (CA) Noelle Stevenson

The High Council is coming to camp and counselor Jen is determined to make everything perfect, even though a storm is brewing and kittens from the boys' camp are manifesting magical powers. It's every Lumberjane on deck as the girls do their best to prep the grounds for inspection!

This New York Times bestseller and multiple Eisner Award-winning series is a story of friendship, hardcore lady-types, and kicking a lot of butt. Don't miss out on the continued adventures of the Lumberjanes written by Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh (Super Cakes) with stories illustrated by Carey Pietsch (Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift) and newcomer Ayme Sotuyo.

Collects issues #25-28. SC, 112pgs, FC    SRP: $14.99

 

 

BRAVE CHEF BRIANNA TP   AUG171361

(W) Sam Sykes (A) Selina Espiritu (CA) Bridget Underwood

Fantasy author Sam Sykes (Aeons' Gate) and artist Selina Espiritu present the story of one young chef facing monstrous odds-and literal monsters!

Brianna has big dreams of starting her own restaurant. When her ailing father, a celebrity restaurant magnate, poses a challenge to his only daughter and 15 sons, she sets out to create the best restaurant around! Thing is, the only city she can afford to set up shop in is Monster City.

Great for fans of Adventure Time and Steven Universe.

Collects the complete limited series. SC, 112pgs, FC  $14.99

 

042   ADVENTURE TIME 2017 SPOOOKTACULAR #1 AUG171366

(W) Grady Hendrix & Various (A) Heather Danforth (CA) Ian Culbard

To celebrate Halloween, it's a collection of fresh new shorts starring everyone's favorite malevolent mint, Peppermint Butler!

Whether he's resorting to dark magick to launder his bow tie or fighting in the War of the Magicians, Pep Buts is the most tireless butler in Ooo. And in the land of Aaa, Butterscotch Butler is determined to keep Prince Gumball's spooky masquerade safe from Marshall Lee's tricks! (STL058427) (C: 1-0-0) NOTE: Available only in the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, and the U.K.

32pgs, FC   SRP: $7.99

 

ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 13   AUG171376

(W) Christopher Hastings (A) Ian McGinty (CA) Braden Lamb, Shelli Paroline

When old friends and enemies suddenly make a resurgence in Ooo, Finn and Jake know that something is about to go down. Between building their own dungeon and saving the world, the heroes might be stretched too thin. If they can't save the day, then who can? Written by Christopher Hastings (Gwenpool) and illustrated by Ian McGinty (Welcome to Showside). Collects issue #58-61. (STL055271) (C: 1-1-2) NOTE: Available only in the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, and the U.K.   SC, 112pgs, FC    $14.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++CALIBER ENTERTAINMENT

 

 

FRANKENSTEIN OR MODERN PROMETHEUS GN   AUG171434

(W) Mary Shelley, E Jackson (A) Charles Yates, Eric Jackson (CA) Joshua Werner

Presenting a faithful adaptation of the classic novel from Mary Shelley. Based on the original story itself rather than the various cinematic films, this is a rendition of Frankenstein, the haunting and sophisticated tale that you may not have seen before. Shunned by his creator, the monster is forced to find acceptance in a world that is both confusing and frightening to him. The monster becomes enraged at the treatment that he receives and seeks revenge against mankind which has rejected him merely because he is different. SC, 7x10, 52pgs, B&W  SRP: $8.99

Funny I never thought of Frankenstein as a politically correct diversity inclusive parable before...

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++CHAPTER HOUSE

 

 

FANTOMAH TP VOL 01 UP FROM THE DEEP   AUG171441

(W) Ray Fawkes (A) Soo Lee, Meaghan Carter (CA) Djibril Morrisette

24-year old Paz Gallegos has been holding her family together for years. But when her two sisters go missing and her life begins to unravel, Paz finds herself thrown into a world of gangs, guns, and ghosts. Because something spectral is lurking just below the surface of Paz's nightmares. Something not afraid to leave a trail of bodies in its wake. Fantomah's story begins here, in a pulse-pounding first issue brought to you by Ray Fawkes (Batman Eternal, Underwinter) and Soo Lee (Fight Like a Girl).

SC, 7x10, 112pgs, FC    SRP: $9.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

 

POWER PANEL REG EDITION (BUNDLE OF 50)    AUG171464

(W/A)  Various (CA) Matthew Loux

The Power of Comics! Inspire kids to become lifelong readers! As an introduction to comics - including evidence-based background on why they're good for kids - and a tool for battling misconceptions about the format, Power Panel is an invaluable resource for retailers, educators, librarians, and parents, filled with activities and reading recommendations for engaging kids with comics! This essential resource from the CBLDF is being made available in both English and Spanish editions, as well as an edition unique to the UK, with localized information and resources for British audiences! Sold to retailers in bundles of 50 copies. Magazine, 16pgs, SRP $20.00

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++COSMIC TIMES

 

 

SUGAR BOOGARZ #1

(W/A/CA) Michael Duron

Sugar Boogarz is an all ages series that takes place in a world of living gingerbread people and diabolical broccoli monsters. The story follows the adventures of Graham and his band of Gingy Ninjys as they struggle to stop the evil Tyrant Tooth from taking over the world. It's an action packed series written to be enjoyed at any age.   24pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

 

 

SHADOW BATMAN #1

(W) Steve Orlando (A) Giovanni Timpano (CA) David Finch

The World's Greatest Mystery. The World's Greatest Detective. They can barely stand each other, so how will they possibly deal with the World's Greatest Evil? What legacy can two of the world's most enduring icons of justice leave once they discover an ancient evil has been living inside the world they protect for centuries, attached to its heart. Can Batman and the Shadow save the world without killing it in the process?

Writer Steve Orlando (Batman/The Shadow, Justice League of America) and artist by Giovanni Timpano (The Shadow, Transformers) unite to tell an instantly classic tale of noir, mortality and generational heroes and villains. 32pgs, FC $3.99

 

 

HACK SLASH VS VAMPIRELLA #1 (OF 5)

(W) Shawn Aldridge (A) Rapha Lobosco (CA) Jenny Frison

The Vegas strip heats up as Cassie Hack and her companion Vlad are on the trail of a deadly slasher and meet the lovely, yet deadly Vampirella. The team-up event you've been waiting for is a high stakes game of chance when they have to take on The Queen of Hearts! 32pgs, FC (1 of 5) SRP: $3.99

 

 

AGENT 47 BIRTH OF HITMAN #1 CVR A TAN

(W) Christopher Sebela (A) Jonathan Lau (CA) Philip Tan

47 and his handler, Diana Burnwood, are a team responsible for some of the most ruthless, efficient and untraceable assassinations across the globe. But before they were operatives of the shadowy International Contracts Association, 47 and Burnwood were on their own separate paths in life - streets lined with blood, bullets and revenge. As 14-year-old Diana begins a mission to track down the people who killed her parents, the one responsible, 47, is struggling to free himself and his brother, 6, from the mysterious Institute which has bred them as killers since they were kids. With a story that stretches from the heartland of America to the Berlin Wall, Lone Wolves will trace the birth of the legendary Hitman and the secret past of the woman behind him who pulls the string and knows just how hard taking a life truly is.   32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

CHARMED TP VOL 01 THOUSAND DEATHS   AUG171534

(W) Erica Schultz (A) Maria Sanapo (CA) Joe Corroney

Dynamite Entertainment is proud to continue the story of Phoebe, Piper, and Paige, television's fan-favorite witches, in all-new adventures set within the official continuity of Charmed!

A dark force has set its sights on the art world of San Francisco, utilizing a gallery exhibit to feed souls to the underworld and unleash demons into our reality. Only the Power of Three, harnessed by the Halliwell sisters, can stop the madness! SC, 7x10, 136pgs, FC SRP: $19.99

 

 

DOC SAVAGE RING OF FIRE TP   AUG171535

(W) David Avallone (A) Dave Acosta (CA) Brent Schoonover

David Avallone (Legenderry: Vampirella) and Dave Acosta (Red Sonja, Vampirella) unite for a Doc Savage epic of pulp-fueled espionage and intrigue! Set in 1938, "The Ring of Fire" delivers thrills aplenty as FDR's America faces a string of national disasters: beloved aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart is missing, volcanoes are going off under US Navy bases, and villains from the Silver Death's Heads gang are trying to kill Doc Savage! Who is the sinister villain behind this string of misfortune? (STL048541)

SC, 7x10, 96pgs, FC     SRP: $15.99

 

FRUIT NINJA #2

(W) Nathan Cosby (A) Ruairi Coleman (CA) Scott Brown

Based on the adorable BILLION-times-downloaded game! In this cram-packed issue:

-MODERN FRUIT NINJAS go out on dates with date-loving cowboys who might be super-villains!

-ANCIENT FRUIT NINJAS get their feelings hurt and decide to throw fruit at each other! (they're Fruit Ninjas, it's their thing)

-and JETPACK JOYRIDE tells the story of a machine that turns ocean water into cat hairballs for ABSOLUTELY NO REASON! 32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

Yeah, I know it's #2, but #1 is still orderable, and this thing looks like FUN!

 

 

VAMPIRELLA FORBIDDEN FRUIT TP   AUG171624

(W) Paul Cornell (A/CA) Jimmy Broxton

One thousand years have passed since Vampirella was last spotted, doing what she does best: defending the world from threats both mystic and evil. Now, she's poised to make her fateful return, but the world that awaits her is unlike anything she might expect... or even want to defend!

Written by acclaimed comics, novel, and television writer Paul Cornell (This Damned Band, Doctor Who) and illustrated by the masterful Jimmy Broxton (Goldtiger, Knight & Squire), "Forbidden Fruit" is a mind-blowing odyssey for horror comics' most iconic heroine! SC, 7x10, 168pgs, FC SRP: $19.99

 

 

WONDER WOMAN 77 BIONIC WOMAN TP   AUG171627

(W) Andy Mangels (A) Judit Tondora (CA) Alex Ross

Wonder Woman and the Bionic Woman, the most beloved female icons of 1970s television, come together for globe-trotting action against their worst enemies! Diana Prince and Jaime Sommers team up to fight a rogue cabal bent on wreaking havoc and stealing deadly weapons. Can CASTRA be stopped before their real targets are revealed and lives are lost? And what three familiar villains threaten the unbeatable combination of bracelets and bionics? Bestselling author Andy Mangels (Star Trek, Star Wars) and artist Judit Tondora (Grimm Fairy Tales) join forces for a celebration of the original Girl Power! (STL041708)

SC, 7x10, 160pgs, FC    SRP: $19.99

 

 

Z NATION TP VOL 01   AUG171629

(W) Craig Engler, Fred Van Lente (A) Edu Menna (CA) Denis Medri

A Z Nation prequel set in official continuity of Syfy and Asylum's #1 hit zombie television show created by Karl Schaefer and Craig Engler!

A year after the zombie virus outbreak, a devastating drought and famine set in, killing most of the human survivors. As the remnants of humanity cling to existence, Charles Garnett sends a new team on a desperate quest: Retrieve a possibly untouched cache of the food substitute Soylent Z from Galveston, Texas. But when mission leader Israel Johnson and his small team arrive in Galveston, they'll face a threat unlike anything ever seen before in the zombie genre!

Featuring Z Nation's signature blend of horror, humor, and heart, "Sea of Death" is a wild ride through the zombie apocalypse, as envisioned by series co-creator Craig Engler, comic book writer Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies, G.I. Joe), and artist Edu Menna (Red Sonja).    SC, 7x10, 144pgs, FC      SRP: $19.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++DEVIL'S DUE

 

 

ZEN HOME (ONE SHOT)

(W/A/CA) Dan Cote

Not many indy comics ever make it to 20 issues. Zen Intergalactic Ninja is one of those rare indy titles with more than 100 comic books to date. In publishing years, Zen is 30, as the first issue appeared in November, 1987. But Zen has been searching for his Home Planet for what seems forever. Master Satva had only provided hints to his origin until now. Zen, a genetic experiment deemed a failure, had been rescued by the scientist Teslah and launched into space with the words, “May the Great Creator protect you!”   24pgs, B&W      SRP: $3.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS

 

 

 

 

MICKEY MOUSE HC VOL 12 MYSTERIOUS DR X AUG171701

 

(W/A/CA) Floyd Gottfredson

In this final volume of narrative Mickey strips, Floyd Gottfredson and co-writer Bill Walsh infect Mouseton with the super-hi-tech of the Sputnik era. Restored from Disney’s original proof sheets, The Mysterious Dr. X also includes more than 30 pages of top-secret extras! You’ll enjoy behind-the-scenes art, Gottfredson’s rare Christmas comics, and commentary by Disney’s own scientific geniuses!   HC, 10.5x9, 296pgs, PC  SRP: $35.00

 

 

ROSA DUCK LIBRARY HC VOL 08 ESCAPE FORBIDDEN VALLEY   AUG171705

(W/A/CA) Don Rosa

It’s Fantagraphics’ eighth complete book of Duck adventures by Don Rosa! Famed for his prizewinning “Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck”, Rosa wrote and drew a whopping two decades’ worth of ripping Scrooge and Donald yarns! And “Escape from Forbidden Valley” is just the start! Presented in brilliant color with a treasure trove of Rosa’s cover art and behind-the-scenes factoids, these Duckburg epics are back in a definitive, comprehensive edition for posterity at a bargain price worthy of Scrooge himself!   HC, 208pgs, FC     SRP: $29.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++:01 FIRST SECOND

 

 

CAST NO SHADOW GN   AUG171711

(W) Nick Tapalansky (A/CA) Anissa Espinosa

Doomed romance brings a town to its knees in this teen gothic graphic novel. Greg is new to Lancaster, but he can already tell things aren't all right in this quiet, gloomy little town. When Greg finds a creepy abandoned house in the center of town, he thinks maybe he's getting closer to Lancaster's secret. But the ghost of a beautiful teenage girl haunting the house is more than Greg bargained for. Before he knows it, Greg's in love... with a dead girl. From acclaimed comics writer Nick Tapalansky and phenomenal newcomer artist Anissa Espinosa, Cast No Shadow is a moody, gorgeous teen romance with teeth. (STL058290) (C: 1-1-0) NOTE: Not available in the U.K. (May Purchase from U.K. Vendor)

SC, 6x9, 224pgs, B&W    SRP: $16.99

 

 

CUCUMBER QUEST DOUGHNUT KINGDOM GN   AUG171712

(W/A/CA) D.G. Gigi

A delightfully pun-filled middle grade graphic novel about bunny siblings on a heroic journey to save their world from an evil queen. Do you want a deliciously epic journey with sword-wielding bunnies, magician bunnies, bunny knights rescuing bunny princesses, thieving bunnies, bunnies that make really bad henchmen, witch bunnies, and a non-bunny evil queen seeking world domination? That was a rhetorical question. Of course you do. Join nerdy magician Cucumber and his feisty knight-in-training little sister, Almond, as they set out to retrieve the Dream Sword, the only weapon powerful enough to defeat Evil Queen Cordelia's Nightmare Knight. But a legendary hero's journey can never be smooth! Available in Softcover and Hardcover editions. (STL058291) (C: 1-1-0) NOTE: Not available in the U.K.

SC, 6x9, 192pgs, FC     SRP: $14.99

 

 

HEAD GAMES GN AUG171714

(W) Craig McDonald (A/CA) Kevin Singles

Aging crime novelist Hector Lassiter thought that his adventures were long behind him. But then he's delivered a treasure worth killing for: the skull of Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa.

With brooding poet Bud Fiske and hard-as-nails beauty Alacia Vincente, Hector must make a mad dash across the American southwest. If he can sell the skull to highest bidder he'll score big. But in the meantime has to dodge bullets from deranged fraternity members, aging soldiers of fortune, and crooked feds.  Originally published as an Edgar-nominated novel, this adaptation is brought to life with beautiful two-color art reminiscent of the classic era of pulp fiction. (STL058297) (C: 0-1-0) NOTE: Not available in the U.K. SC, 6x9, 176pgs, PC   SRP: $19.99

 

 

PASHMINA GN   AUG171715

(W/A/CA) Nidhi Chanani

Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri's mom avoids these questions-the topic of India is permanently closed. For Pri, her mother's homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she finds a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background? To learn the truth, Pri must travel farther than she's ever dared and find the family she never knew. Available in Softcover and Hardcover editions. (STL058300) (C: 0-1-0) NOTE: Not available in the U.K. SC, 6x9, 176pgs, FC     SRP: $16.99

 

 

PELE GN   AUG171717

 

(W) Eddy Simon (A/CA) Vincent Brascaglia

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known to his schoolmates as PelÕ, grew up in poverty in the Sao Paulo region of Brazil. He was too poor to afford a real soccer ball, so he played with a ball of newspaper tied together with string. Yet he dominated the youth leagues and signed his first professional soccer contract at the age of fifteen. Within two years he was celebrated internationally, when he led Brazil to victory at the world cup. Known by his fans as "O Rei" (The King), PelÕ is widely regarded as the greatest soccer player of all time. But he's more than just an athlete: he also traveled the world as goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. PelÕ is the living symbol of a sport he dubbed "the beautiful game," a game that brings people together regardless of race or nationality. Available in Softcover and Hardcover editions. (STL058302) (C: 0-1-0) NOTE: Not available in the U.K. (May Purchase from U.K. Vendor)

SC, 6x9, 144pgs, FC     SRP: $15.99

Geezerdote time: Back in the days before Al Gore invented the internet (around 1968-69) there was a stadium located just off the Bonaventure Autoroute. Called the Autostade, it was a really crappy venue, and shortly after the Alouettes tried using it for a year or two, it was torn down. It existed for something like five years, and is now only a fond memory to absolutely nobody. One of the problems with it was that it was built right next to an old garbage dump, , and the gasses from the dump would leak out of cracks in the asphalt parking lot that was laid out on top of it. This meant that if the wind was "right" the Autostade crowd would be enveloped in a cloud of methane. As it happens, one day there was an exhibition soccer game featuring the Brazilian Santos team versus some soccer equivalent of the Washington Generals, except unlike the globetrotters, Santos took it seriously. I think the final score was something in the neighborhood of 312-0. Anyways, there was one guy on the Santos team who was literally running rings around the opposition: Pele. Every time he came near the ball (like the same half of the field), the crowd went insane. Aside from controlling the ball like Steve Shutt in his prime, I don't remember him doing much. Maybe we actually saw Pele score a goal or three- who knows?
I know that Betty has one particular memory of the event: She went to the ladies’ room, only to find it filled with half the male population of St.Leonard. Hell, if gender-neutral washrooms are still controversial today, think of how shocking they would have been fifty years ago.
And that's my one and only Pele anecdote.

 

{{Geeze Paul –Thanks for sharing THAT with the world … sheesh!}}

 

SCIENCE COMICS DOGS GN AUG171719

(W/A/CA) Andy Hirsch

Each volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic-dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you! In Dogs, we follow an adorable Cocker Jack named Rudy on a exciting trip to the dog park. There he introduces us to to his friends and works through key scientific principles from Gregory Mendel, Charles Darwin, and Dmitir Belyaev to explain dog taxonomy, origin, genetic makeup, and much more! Available in Softcover and Hardcover editions. (STL058309) (C: 1-1-0) NOTE: Not available in the U.K. (May Purchase from U.K. Vendor)

SC, 6x9, 128pgs, FC     SRP: $12.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++451 MEDIA GROUP

 

SELF STORAGE TP   AUG171730

(W) Clay Chapman (A/CA) Matt Timson

Chris Smith has eked by in life hocking the auctioned-off junk from those people who no longer pay the rent on their self storage units. He spends his days hopping from one storage facility to the next, bidding on units sight-unseen, only to sell whatever's inside to antique dealers and pawnshops for as much money as he can squeeze out of them. But Chris has never found anything like what's waiting for him inside unit #83. Her name is Jessica.   SC, 7x10, 192pgs, FC     SRP: $19.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++GRAPHIC INDIA PTE. LTD

 

GRANT MORRISONS 18 DAYS TP VOL 05 THE FALL   AUG171746

(W) Sarwat Chadda, Grant Morrison (A) Francesco Biagini, S. Sundarakannan (CA) Mukesh Singh

From legendary creator Grant Morrison (Avatarex, All Star Superman, Batman & Robin, The Invisibles) comes the fifth volume in his epic creation, 18 Days! Since the start of the great war one force has dominated the battlefield: Bheeshma! To take back any hope of winning this war the Pandavas realize they have to find a way to stop the rampage of their grand-uncle but no warrior seems capable of felling him. However, Krishna has a plan in play with the mysterious warrior Shikhandi!

SC, 7x10, 128pgs, FC    SRP: $14.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++GRAPHIX

 

 

WITCH BOY GN VOL 01   AUG171754

(W/A/CA) Molly Knox Ostertag

In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn't shifted... and he's still fascinated by witchery, no matter how forbidden it might be. When a mysterious danger threatens the other boys, Aster knows he can help - as a witch. It will take the encouragement of a new friend, the non-magical and non-conforming Charlie, to convince Aster to try practicing his skills. And it will require even more courage to save his family and be truly himself. Available in Softcover and Hardcover editions. SC, 6x9, 224pgs, FC   SRP: $12.99

 

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++HEAVY METAL

 

1985 BLACK HOLE REPO #1

(W) Seth Sherwood, Michael Moreci (A/CA) John Bivens

Welcome to an alternate 1985 where the space race never slowed down, where the push away from Earth relies on duct tape, analog computers, and unstable solid rocket fuel. It's the worst. Max, Roach, Doc, and Bear are the dregs of the cosmos. Punks. Losers. Dropouts. They make cash repossessing the starships of deadbeats who don't make their payments. When they unknowingly jack a mysterious ship, they find themselves thrust into a conflict between the US and USSR. Targeted by American cyborg assassins, mad Soviet agents, Japanese video hackers, and every degenerate space punk bounty hunter between the Earth and Moon, their apolitical nihilistic morals are put to the test, making these losers into unlikely heroes. 32pgs, FC    SRP: $3.99

 

 

IRON MAIDEN LEGACY OF THE BEAST #1 (OF 5)

(W) Llexi Leon, Ed Edginton (A) Kevin J. West (CA) Santi Casas

When dark forces conspire to corrupt the fabric of reality, Eddie's immortal soul is shattered and strewn across the cosmos, his unbound essence corrupting countless worlds! Now, a weakened, primal Eddie must journey across space and time to battle the twisted legions of The Beast, seek out the lost shards of his soul, and bring order to the realms. With each victory, and with the aid of old friends, Eddie will restore his fearsome powers as he draws ever closer to facing the Unholy foe behind his fall - and thwarting a plot to unravel all of Creation! The first official Iron Maiden comic series, based on the band's hit mobile role playing game, Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast, where players battle as Eddie across the many worlds of Iron Maiden's discography, from the ancient sands of Powerslave to the far future of the Final Frontier.    32pgs, FC (1 of 5)      SRP: $3.99

 

 

TAARNA #1

(W) Alex De Campi (A) StÕphane Roux (CA) Alex Ross

Heavy Metal's legendary character finally gets her own ongoing series courtesy of writer, Alex de Campi (No Mercy, Semiauto Magic) and artist Stephane Roux (Power Girl) delivering another tale of the immortal warrior's quest to avenge injustice. Alex Ross provides beautiful cover selections, launching this character into her greatest adventure - Comics! 32pgs, FC $3.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++HERMES

WALT KELLY POGO COMP DELL COMICS HC VOL 04   AUG171790

(W/A/CA) Walt Kelly

Following on the heels of Hermes Press' critically acclaimed Eisner nominated reprint of Walt Kelly's Pogo stories from Animal Comics, Four Color Comics, and Pogo Possum in Walt Kelly's Pogo the Complete Dell Comics, this fourth volume reprints the complete issues #7-11 of Pogo Possum. Walt Kelly's Pogo, acknowledged as one of the most important and influential comic strips of all time, first appeared not in newspapers but as a feature in the Dell comic book anthology Animal Comics. Now fans of Pogo can see it all from the beginning with our reprint of the complete Dell Comics Pogo.HC, 8x10, 240pgs, FC     SRP: $60.00

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++JOE BOOKS INC.

 

DISNEY BIG HERO 6 HEROES SAN FRANSOKYO ONE SHOT

(W/A/CA)  Disney

Take flight with Baymax and Hiro for new adventures in this collection of Disney Big Hero 6 comics. Fans of the hit animated movie will love the chance to catch up with their favorite characters before Disney Big Hero 6: The Series airs on Disney XD this fall!    48pgs, FC      SRP: $4.99

 

 

DISNEY SNOW WHITE 80TH ANN ONE SHOT

(W/A/CA)  Disney

Celebrating the 80th anniversary of Walt Disney's first animated feature and the fairest one of all, Disney comics and Joe Books present Disney Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs retold in 48-pages of vibrant comics drawn by Disney's master artists. (STL058842) 48pgs, FC      SRP: $4.99

 

DISNEY PRINCESS COMICS COLL TP VOL 03   AUG171806

Get ready for adventure! Disney's beloved Princesses are back again in this hilarious collection of issues #11-14 of the Disney Princess comic series from Joe Books. Featuring laugh-out-loud stories from the worlds of Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Tiana, Pocahontas, Rapunzel, and others, this charming collection will make all your dreams come true.    SC, 96pgs, FC    SRP: $9.99

 

 

SHREK COMICS COLL TP   AUG171807

 

(W) Patrick Storck (A/CA) Glauco Silva

Join Fiona, Donkey and all your favorite characters from Shrek in this collection of issues #1-4 of the Shrek comic series from Joe Books. Shrek attempts to renovate his money-pit-in-swamp to make room for the growing triplets and almost everything goes wrong! A nice day at the local fair turns into total chaos and Shrek aims to stop a master scheme. Enjoy these stories and more in the DreamWorks Shrek Comics Collection.  SC, 6x9, 96pgs, FC     $9.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++LION FORGE

 

WRAPPED UP #1 MAIN MCMAHON CVR

(W) Dave Scheidt (A) Scoot McMahon, Sean Dove (CA) Scoot McMahon

Milo is just your average twelve-year-old boy. His loving parents are mummies, and his babysitters are witches. When Milo isn't busy at school or visiting the comic book store, he loves to hang out with cool teen vampires, play with magical kitties, visit a family of talking dogs, and avoid a love-crazed gorilla at all costs. You know, typical kid stuff.

Dave Scheidt, writer of Adventure Time, Munchkin, and Trolls comics debuts his own new monthly series! Fun, kinetic art by Aw Yeah Comics! artist Scoot McMahon!    32pgs, FC    SRP: $3.99

 

 

CATALYST PRIME ASTONISHER #1 MAIN CVR

(W) Alex De Campi (A/CA) Pop Mhan

The most dangerous corners of the universe live inside the nightmares of super-powered people.

Magnus Atitarn, heir to the Atitarn Satellite Corp., tried to save the world with his experimental one-man spaceship -- and ended up a broken man. Now a celebrity joke suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Magnus has the power to travel inside the mind of super-powered people, where he discovers nightmares which threaten the entire human race.   SRP: $3.99

 

 

 

CATALYST PRIME NOBLE VOL 2 #1

(W) Brandon Thomas (A/CA) Roger Robinson

The new chapter of NOBLE begins as the superpowered fugitive astronaut David Powell rejects the wife he doesn't remember, forcing Astrid Allen-Powell to work with their worst enemy to put her family back together.

This issue is penciled by guest artist Jamal Igle (SUPERGIRL, BLACK) with a cover by Khary Randolph (BLACK, WE ARE ROBIN) and Emilio Lopez!   32pgs, FC SRP: $3.99

 

Lest I forget Dept: It happens that just the other day I tried to make contact with an old aquaintance, Mike Drivas of Big Brain Comics in Minneapolis. It was disconcerting to find that he's closed down as of the end of June. Big Brain was the shop in Minneapolis, especially for indy stuff, and Drivas was one of the most clever retailers I've met, along with another Minnesotan, the late Nick Postiliano. The three of us were attendees at what Heidi MacDonald once referred to as the comic retailer version of San Francisco's Bohemian Grove: the DC RRP. Anyways, it seems Drivas was just burned out, so he just closed up and that was that.  Ah these kids today- they just don't have the stamina of us coots. Mike's still just a kid as far as I'm concerned: He's 50. Still, it's a shame to lose a good shop like his was.

 

VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER VOL 2 #1

(W) Tim Hedrick, Mitch Iverson (A) Jung Gwan (CA) Andrew MacLean

Voltron Legendary Defender returns! Voltron responds to a distress call, and discovers a group of alien settlers on a mining planet under attack by the Galra. But the attempted rescue is only the beginning of more exciting Voltron adventures from Tim Hedrick and Mitch Iverson.   RES. from Previews Vol. XXVII #2 (FEB171787)   32pgs, FC  SRP: $3.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++LION FORGE

 

CASTOFFS TP VOL 02 INTO WASTELANDS   AUG171852

(W) Brian Smith, M. K. Reed (A/CA) Wyeth Yates

Charris, Trinh, and Ursa have managed to work together long enough to defeat the evil Priestess and her hive-mind robot army, the Surrogate. However, a secret from Ursa's past threatens to break the fragile trust between the three mages, but they must overcome their differences and work together if they stand any hope of surviving the coming darkness. SC, 128pgs, FC  $12.99

 

THE CASTOFFS VOL 3 #1

(W) Brian Smith, M. K. Reed (A/CA) Wyeth Yates

Charris, Trinh, and Ursa have made it to Plumstead on their sled ship and subdued the mages who would have burned the town-and everything in it-to the ground. Now it's time for the work of rebuilding-the town, their ship, their team. And it's time for Ursa to finally confront the man who may be her father. Meanwhile, the Priestess is gaining strength, and the Surrogate is surging through the Wastelands, with one goal-destroy everything they can see.   32pgs, FC    SRP: $3.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ONI PRESS INC.

 

HELHEIM WITCH WAR #1 1 DOLLAR ED (MR)

(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Joelle Jones, Nick Filardi

The hit Viking horror fantasy series from a superstar team-artist Joelle Jones (Supergirl, Lady Killer), writer Cullen Bunn (The Damned, The Sixth Gun), and colorist Nick Filardi!

Once the threshold of Helheim is crossed, not even gods can escape.” The age of Vikings. Savage wild men, dark creatures, and hideous undead are pawns in the war between witches. A hero named Rikard, pays the ultimate price in this conflict! but his fight is far from over. Raised as a draugr-an undead killing machine-Rikard is meant to be used as a weapon in the supernatural conflict. But Rikard will not be controlled. And where the draugr treads, death follows.    32pgs, FC  SRP: $1.00

 

HEARTTHROB #1 1 DOLLAR ED

(W) Christopher Sebela (A/CA) Robert Wilson IV

The critically-acclaimed series about bank heists and thieving hearts from writer Christopher Sebela (Welcome Back), artist Robert Wilson IV (Bitch Planet), and colorist Nick Filardi (Cave Carson)

Callie Boudreau hasn’t been herself lately. After a lifetime sidelined by illness, she’s rescued by a miracle cure in the form of heart transplant surgery, but the life she returns to doesn’t fit her anymore. Besides the morally questionable job, the crappy boyfriend and the crippling hospital bills, Callie finds herself developing new tastes, unfamiliar urges and a mouth like a sailor. As she balances what she has to do with what she wants to do, a mystery man shows up to teach her that instead of waiting for her new life, she should go out and steal it. (STL061309)

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

Notice that this "DOLLAR ED" has a suggested retail price of $3.99? Says the same thing on the order form, and for the next item, "Sixth Gun" as well. I expect a correction will be along shortly, and don't worry: If you want a buck book and it ships at $3.99, we're not gonna stick you with it. Bait and switch might be Oni's style, but it ain't ours.

 

SIXTH GUN #1 1 DOLLAR ED

(W) Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt (A) Mike Norton (CA) Brian Hurtt

The first issue from the Eisner Award-nominated epic series by Cullen Bunn (The Damned, Harrow County) and Brian Hurtt (The Damned)!

During the darkest days of the Civil War, wicked cutthroats came into possession of six pistols of otherworldly power. In time, the Sixth Gun. the most dangerous of the weapons, vanished. When the gun surfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, dark forces reawaken. Vile men thought long dead set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing the girl. Only Drake Sinclair, a gunfighter with a shadowy past, stands in their way.

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++PAPERCUTZ

 

DRACULA MARRIES FRANKENSTEIN GN   AUG171896

(W) Susan Schade (A/CA) Jon Buller

Suburban Megatown doesn't seem like the ideal location for a bunch of kids to make a horror movie.  But Anne and her friends luck into a deal with Augusta Herringbone and begin filming Dracula Marries Frankenstein! at Augusta's creepy castle-like home.  Unfortunately Augusta flips her homophobic lid and then a fire destroys the whole film set.  Out of the ashes come forgiveness and understanding, a finished film, an underwater dream fulfilled, and a location for the kids' next movie. SC, 128pgs, FC   SRP: $12.99

Well that looks a wee bit different...  The only fear is that it's going to be so politically correct you'll think it's a My Little Pony spinoff...

 

SISTERS GN VOL 04 SELFIE AWARENESS   AUG171897

(W) Will Murray (A/CA) Christophe Cazenove

Wendy and Maureen are in vacation mode. Wendy loves summer, the beach, and the sun. She loves getting a tan. But her little sister, Maureen, is more annoying than sand in a bathing suit! But a family boat trip makes the siblings appreciate their life on land! Plus, Wendy wants  to explore the world! but is she ready to explore the terrifying depths of Maureen's room? Available in Softcover and Hardcover editions.

SC, 6.5x9, 96pgs, FC    SRP: $9.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++SUPER GENIUS

 

HIGH MOON TP VOL 01 BULLET HOLES AND BITE MARKS   AUG171902

(W) David Gallaher (A/CA) Steve Ellis

The Harvey-Award-winning collection of the critically acclaimed webcomic series is re-loaded and re-mastered. Bounty-hunter Matthew Macgregor investigates a series of strange happenings in the dusty Texas town of Blest where drought has brought famine and hardship to most of the town and surrounding ranches. Unfortunately, that's the least of the town's worries! While the summer heat pushes the mercury toward further unbearable degrees during the day, the nights are haunted by strange unnatural creatures roaming the darkness. Macgregor, a former Pinkerton agent, seeks to uncover the town's dark secrets and tries desperately to keep his own past steeped in witchcraft and the supernatural hidden. At sundown, they'll be a showdown at High Moon. Available in Softcover and Hardcover editions. (STL048611) SC, 6x9, 180pgs, FC   SRP: $14.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++REBELLION / 2000AD

 

SCREAM MISTY SPECIAL #1   AUG171919

Two of Britain's best-loved supernatural comics have been resurrected this Halloween and merged into one terrifying tome featuring all-new stories! Max the crazy computer makes a welcome return in The Thirteenth Floor by Guy Adams, John Stokes and Frazer Irving; the fangs are out in The Dracula File by Grainne McEntee and Tristan Jones; weirdos, warriors and weasels plucked from the pages of various 70s and 80s British comics congregate in Death-Man: The Gathering by Henry Flint; Kek-W and Simon Coleby collaborate on Black Max, the German World War One fighter pilot that's descended from a race of bat-people; the high-rise horrors of Birdwood are back in Return of the Sentinels by Hannah Berry and Ben Willsher; and fairies can be frightening in Fate of the Fairy Hunter by Alec Worley and DaNi.  48pgs, PC    $7.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++RED ANVIL INC

 

FORMIDABLES #1

(W/A) Chris Malgrain

In 1959, a supervillain wearing a KKK inspired costume goes on a rampage in Archer City to protest the desegregation of schools. It is time for Pr Frank Foster and his young allies, who have been presumed dead for one year, to come out of hiding and face this menace.    32pgs, FC SRP: $2.99

 

 

MAZSCARA #1

(W/A) Gary T. Becks

After committing suicide, Victoria Starfield is saved by her animal spirit only to be resurrected as code name Mazscara, to protect her fans and any child in Los Angeles targeted by the evil Tung. With every life she saves, she brings herself closer to her own salvation. 64pgs, B&W   SRP: $6.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++RED GIANT

 

 

DARCHON #1 (MR)

(W) Mort Castle (A) Ricardo Jaime (CA)  Lingarr

Darchon Blaque guards the portal between light and darkness. When nightmares from the other side threaten our reality he is the last defense. The master of magic holds secrets that we can only begin to imagine. What will happen when they are revealed? RES. from Previews Vol. XXIV #11 (NOV141609)

24pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

Our condolences to anyone who's actually been waiting three years for the creators to get their act together...

 

 

KATRINA #1 (MR)

(W) Benny Powell (A/CA)  Twinkle Planet

Set during the events of Hurricane Katrina, this story is inspired by the real mythology surrounding the origin of vampires in America. Now the hurricane that bears the name of the vampire queen herself, will set her free on an unsuspecting modern world! 24pgs, FC SRP: $3.99

 

 

VILLAIN #1 (OF 5) (MR)

(W) Neal Adams, William Applegate (A) Mikael Bergkvist (CA) Neal Adams

The world's foremost super villain Jon Doe has fallen in love with the lovely Sarah, and  decides to become a good guy. But his own evil empire didn't get the memo. They are back and now they threaten the whole world. Suddenly, The Villain has to become The Hero, and time is running out.   24pgs, FC (1 of 5)      SRP: $3.99

This has nothing to do with Skateman. Why am I reminded of Skateman?

 

 

WAYWARD LEGENDS #1

(W) Benny Powell (A/CA) Weilin Yang, Youjun Yang

Over five thousand years ago, two groups of aliens crash-landed on earth and the resulting war between them would inspire every myth, legend and fairy tale in human history! (STL059424)

24pgs, FC   SRP: $1.99

Top of my head: Noah, Esau & Isaac, Moses. Those are just a few legends that go back farther than 5,000 years, to a time before the aliens crash-landed and inspire them.

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++SCOUT COMICS

 

INFERNOCT #1

(W) Mina Elwell (A/CA) Eli Powell

In the tradition of H.P. Lovecraft., there's the InferNoct. As Sam attempts to discover the real reason the people of her town are being destroyed, she becomes aware of mind-rending creatures that feed off the sanity of their victims. It's up to her to do something about it! if she can keep her grip on reality. Sam is trying to turn her life around. Living in her tiny country town, she gets the only job she can, as an unofficial, untrained homecare nurse. However, it soon becomes obvious that her new client was willing to accept an unusual caretaker because this is an unusual job. Sam begins caring for an old man who won't sleep, doesn't talk, and never turns off the lights, but there's something going on in the house at night. 32pgs, FC  $3.99

 

 

SOLAR FLARE SEASON 2 #1

(W) James Haick Iii (A) Branko Jovanovic (CA) Song Ye

The second season of Solar Flare starts here! This issue takes a glimpse into the life of Brent Collins prior to the catastrophe as he goes through the motions of his monotonous life the day before the flare hits. Brent struggles with the pressures of making up for past mistakes and becoming the man he strives to be. Little does he know that his life and the lives of those around him is about to change forever. 32pgs, FC    SRP: $3.99

 

 

SOLAR FLARE TP   AUG171941

(W) James Haick Iii (A) Branko Jovanovic (CA) Josh Hood

Where were you when the world went dark? Society begins to unravel after a solar flare strikes Earth knocking out all electricity and modern technology with one fatal blow. Jake Clifford and his group of friends begin the journey to reunite him with his daughter, Mazzy, as the world plunges into chaos. Collects issues #1-6. (STL058729)

SC, 140pgs, FC    SRP: $17.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++SEVEN SEAS

 

 

ANTIMAGIC ACADEMY 35TH PLATOON COMPLETE GN   AUG171943

(W) Touki Yanagimi (A/CA) Youhei Yasumura

Based on the light novel that spawned multiple manga series and a popular anime currently streaming on Crunchyroll! Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon - The Complete Missions is a two-in-one manga omnibus collection. Our world is quickly being overrun by witches, and conventional methods of swords and shields is no longer having an effect on their ever-increasing magical skills. The Anti-Magic Academy decides it's time for a more modern approach, and now a new elite team is being trained to wield powerful guns against the growing supernatural threat. SC, 5x7, 360pgs, B&W SRP: $19.99

Wouldn't want them wielding weak guns, would we? What is a weak gun, anyways? One with a flaccid barrel?

 

 

IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD GN AUG171949

(W/A/CA) Fumiyo Kouno

Omnibus edition of the manga trilogy that inspired a critically acclaimed film! Suzu is a young Japanese woman who has recently married and moved from her home in Hiroshima City to Kure, during the years of World War II. Here she is confronted with the trials of a new family and a world at war, but perseveres to create her own happiness.   SC, 6x9, 450pgs, B&W   SRP: $24.99

 

 

MAGICAL GIRL SPECIAL OPS ASUKA GN VOL 01   AUG171951

(W) Makoto Fukami (A/CA) Seigo Tokiya

An all-new, dark and sexy genre mashup manga series where magical girls meet military warfare! When the Earth is threatened by the sudden appearance of undead creatures, a group of young women blessed with powers from a mysterious source rose to defeat them. Now, after three years of apparent peace, the same malevolent creatures have resurfaced. Five magical girls are once again conscripted to war as the Magical Girl Special-Ops force, to save mankind from an unholy nemesis!  SC, 5x7, 180pgs, B&W      $12.99

For some unknown reason, I expected to see the word "tentacle" in that writeup. Oh well, life's just chock full of disappointment...

 

 

SLEEPING BEAUTY GN VOL 01  AUG171957

(W/A/CA) Yumi Unita

A modern day fairy tale from the creator of the critically-acclaimed Bunny Drop! High school student Yaneko loves to sleep, so much that she can barely wake up of her own accord. That is, until she is roused from her slumber by a sleep spirit known as Nerim. Yaneko must accompany the benevolent spirit on his daily work route, as he grants the gift of comfortable sleep to people (and animals!) of all ages. But just what is his true purpose and why has he chosen Yaneko to be his assistant? This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship! SC, 5x7, 180pgs, B&W $12.99

 

 

THERES A DEMON LORD ON FLOOR GN VOL 01  AUG171960

 

(W/A/CA) Kawakami Masaki

Amon Patricia is a powerful Demon Lord who one day finds herself on the receiving end of a vicious attack by the Clan of Light. Fleeing to fight another day, Patricia finds herself in the human world! Looking to blend in, she immediately seeks work and finds herself on the doorstep of the Humming Dining restaurant. She falls in love with their cooking immediately, and now the head chef has plenty more on his plate as he must sate the Demon Lord's appetites, while shaping her into the perfect employee! SC, 5x7, 180pgs, B&W    SRP: $12.99

 

 

YOKAI GIRLS GN VOL 01   AUG171961

(W/A/CA) Kazuki Funatsu

For fans of Monster Musume comes an all new action-comedy manga of monster (girl) proportions! Nishizuru Yakki has always considered himself a fairly normal guy. He's graduated from school, works a part-time job, and has never had a girlfriend. Yet he does have one unusual ability - he can see yokai! He usually copes with these ghostly visions by ignoring them - until he meets a mysterious young woman named Rokka. Now, his normal days have taken a notably abnormal turn, as Yakki finds himself the sole defender of a motley array of sexy supernatural beings! SC, 5x7, 180pgs, B&W  SRP: $12.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++SMITHSONIAN BOOKS

 

ITS TREASON BY GEORGE YR GN   AUG171963

(W) Chris Kientz, Steve Hockensmith (A/CA) Lee Nielsen

Eric, Dominique, Ajay, and Josephine are at home getting ready for a normal school day after two successful time-travel adventures. But the day might not turn out to be so normal after all! The kids' parents remind them that today is Coronation Day, and when they get to school, they find the Pledge of Allegiance replaced with an Oath to the King. Clearly, something is amiss, and the only way to fix it is to return to the Smithsonian, this time to the National Museum of American History. Their problems don't end there: the museum's famed American Presidency exhibition has been replaced with one on America's monarchs, complete with a portrait of George Washington being crowned as the first king! Enlisting the help of Gilbert Stuart, John Trumbull, and Thomas Jefferson and using their American history smarts, our heroes must try to thwart this wicked plot to change history.  

That's somewhat far-fetched, but not totally so. In the earliest days of the American nation, it was considered that the new country could be a kingdom, and the crown was offered to Washington. There have been historians who speculated that part of the reason he refused it was because he, being sterile, was incapable of founding a monarchic dynasty. By favoring a finite-term leadership, he avoided the embarrassment of being nicknamed "Featherballs".

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++STORM KING PRODUCTIONS

 

 

JOHN CARPENTER TALES OF SCI FI VORTEX #1 (OF 8) (MR)

(W) Mike Sizemore (A) David Kennedy (CA) Tim Bradstreet

With all communication lost from a mining asteroid, space station Benson dispatches a rescue ship to investigate. What the team discovers threatens not only to overwhelm and destroy them, but could threaten all life on Earth.  32pgs, FC (1 of 8)    SRP: $3.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++TITAN1STUDIOS

 

 

IM-6 (ONE SHOT)

(W) Binne MacManamon (A/CA) Roger Bonet

AN ALL NEW ALL-AGES MULTIPOCALYPSE SERIES starts HERE! Kiran and his classmates Lyra-the-school-bully, Maya-the-science-whizz and Robb investigate the mysterious disappearance of their beloved pets. Their parents won't tell them what happened, so it's up to the kids to solve the case! They think MANCO, the global domination corporation, have got the pets. Together they're on a mission, to break into a high-security compound, uncover the mystery, and save their animal friends. TITAN1STUDIOS expands the Multipocalypse Universe beyond the critically acclaimed and best-selling series 'ZOMBEN' with this top-secret 'Gravity Falls' meets 'Mission Impossible' adventure. 32pgs, FC    SRP: $3.99

For what it's worth, Martin Landau, one of the stars of the original Mission Impossible TV series, died just a couple of weeks ago, at age 89. In his obit, Mark Evanier noted that despite stories to the contrary, Landau insisted that he never did any comic book work as an artist. He did, however, spend five years as a newspaper editorial cartoonist and assistant on The Gumps strip.

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++TITAN COMICS

 

 

FIGHTING AMERICAN #1

(W) Gordon Rennie (A) Duke Mighten (CA) Terry Dodson

Direct continuation of Simon and Kirby’s classic series! Fighting American returns!

Written by Gordon Rennie with artwork by Duke Mighten, with a cover by Terry and Rachel Dodson! 

When the 1950s heroes find themselves trapped in the modern world, how will they handle what society has become, and what dangers will they face? 

With modern-day villains to contend with, enemies from their past pursuing them, and a whole new world to come to terms with, what daring adventures could Fighting American and Speed-Boy find themselves in now? 

Goes on-sale October 11th, Joe Simon’s birthday! (STL059403)

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

Geezerdote: Whenever I come across the name Rennie, it reminds me of one of our Boy Scout troop leaders, and what a resourceful guy he was. One day (this was back around 1960) he gave us a little life lesson: Mr.Rennie was a manfacturer's representative (basically a fancy term for a freelance salesman), handling clothing. Most of the garment manufacturers here in Montreal were Jewish, and there were more than a few stores that made no secret of the fact that they wouldn't buy from Jewish-owned companies. Mr Rennie got around this problem by buying the stuff that he sold to anti-semites, rather than have the manufacturers ship it direct. This way the stores were "safe"- not buying from Jews, but instead from Rennie, who was a Baptist. No problem there.
...Oh those crafty Protestants. Sharp traders, one and all.

 

 

FIGHTING AMERICAN TP (TITAN)   AUG171983

(W) Joe Simon (A/CA) Jack Kirby

The complete adventures of the quirky Cold War superhero, launched in 1954 by the creators of Captain America, are presented here in an affordable graphic novel format, with weird and wonderful characters like Yucha Liffso, Jiseppi the Jungle Boy, and Poison Ivan! These are the explosive adventures of the Cold War's answer to Captain America, by the great comics duo of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby! SC, 7x10, 200pgs, FC  SRP: $19.95

 

 

DAN DARE #1

(W) Peter Milligan (A) Alberto Fouche (CA) Christian Ward

The classic British hero returns for brand-new adventures, written by Peter Milligan with art by Alberto Fouche! Featuring cover by superstar artist Christian Ward (ODY-C, Black Bolt)! 

For the first time in human history the Sol System is at peace. Poverty and famine have been eradicated and humanity stands on the cusp of utopia. The Mekon -- mankind's deadliest enemy -- has been vanquished and languishes in a maximum security prison deep inside the Moon and Dan Dare, pilot of the future, is bored out of his mind and praying for something to break the monotony of peace.

However, when an unknown alien vessel of biblical proportions arrives in the solar system and obliterates a moon of Saturn in a show of strength, Dare finds himself drawn back into a new adventure that threatens not just Earth but of all life in the entire universe!   32pgs, FC    SRP: $3.99

 

 

WONDERFUL WORLD OF TANK GIRL #1

(W) Alan Martin (A/CA) Brett Parson

The Wonderful World of Tank Girl #1 - Tank Girl Strikes Again!

Tank Girl and the gang are back, in this, the first of four brand-new, epic, stand-alone stories!

In Tank Girl Strikes Again, our anti-heroes try to pull off their biggest caper ever, but, thanks to Booga’s gormless plotting, they barely escape with their lives. This is Tank Girl on true classic, chaotic, idiotic form! 32pgs, FC      SRP: $3.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

 

ETERNITY #1

(W) Matt Kindt (A) Trevor Hairsine (CA) Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic

A VISIONARY NEW SERIES! From the minds of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY, X-Men: Deadly Genesis) comes an expedition into the Unknown. Beyond time! Beyond space! Beyond reality itself! ETERNITY awaits!

This October, Valiant unveils a new plane of existence beyond our own and unleashes a universe of new worlds, new beings, and new myths!   32pgs, FC    SRP: $3.99

 

 

SHADOWMAN/RAE SREMMURD #1

 CVR A GUEDES

(W) Eliot Rahal (A/CA) Renato Guedes

The comics crossover event of 2017! Valiant's superhero icon meets Rae Sremmurd, the multiplatinum hip-hop superstars behind the #1 hit "Black Beatles," for an unforgettable showdown at the crossroads of life and death!

Before they were dominating the music charts and selling out stages worldwide, Slim Jxmmi and Swag Lee were just a pair of talented, but otherwise ordinary, brothers!until a twist of fate delivered them fame and wealth beyond their wildest imagination. Now, years later as hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd, the brothers are bound for New Orleans!and an otherworldly encounter with the supernatural guardian called Shadowman, the lone line of the defense between our world and the Deadside that lies beyond!

The Valiant Universe collides with two of the most influential artists in hip-hop today as Shadowman and Rae Sremmurd come face to face to forge a new legend of fame, fortune, and magic - as told by rising star Eliot Rahal (BLOODSHOT'S DAY OFF) and renowned artist Renato Guedes (Wolverine)! (STL058785)

32pgs, FC   SRP: $3.99

 

 

RAPTURE TP   AUG172138

(W) Matt Kindt (A)  CAFU, Roberto De La Torre (CA) Mico Suayan

On a scarred landscape, two otherworldly armies prepare to battle one last time, vying for control of a massive tower named from an ancient language no longer permitted to be spoken.

One army is led by a primeval force named Babel, whose goal is singular: to breach “Heaven” no matter the cost. The only thing standing in his way is a gray-haired barbaric warrior, filled with rage and regret, a man who sees this battle as his last chance for redemption. But he knows his depleted forces have little chance of victory unless aid comes.

Enter Tama: A 12-year old girl on the crest of a hill overlooking the battle, who has just become humanity’s only hope. The last in an ancient line of mystics who protect the Earth, she has foreseen this battle and knows millions will perish if she’s unable to stop it. Now Tama and her ragtag team of malcontents - Ninjak, Shadowman and Punk Mambo - must somehow defeat an elder god hell bent on piercing the heavens.

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR) and artistic sensation CAFU (RAI) lead a Tolkien-esque journey into the space between life and death! through the Deadside! and into the many worlds that lie beyond right here with a spellbinding and horrific standalone volume!

Collecting RAPTURE #1-4.   SC, 112pgs, FC SRP: $9.99

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++VIZ MEDIA LLC

 

Why should we care if Viz whips baby barnyard birds or not?
They insist on having that "LLC" appended to the company name-why?
Viz Media Lashes Little Chickens? So?

 

 

TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 01 AUG172154

(W/A/CA) Sui Ishida

Haise Sasaki has been tasked with teaching Qs Squad how to be outstanding Investigators, but his assignment is complicated by the troublesome personalities of his subordinates and his own uncertain grasp of his Ghoul powers. Can he pull this ragtag group together as a team, or will Qs Squad's first assignment be their last?   SC, 6x8, 216pgs, B&W      SRP: $12.99

 

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ZENESCOPE

 

GFT OZ THE WIZARD ONE SHOT

(W) Dave Franchini (CA) Sean Chen

OZ has been ruled by the Wicked Witches, sieged by The Warlord, and even corrupted by the corrupt magic of Zamora, yet it still stands. Now the dawn of a new age of OZ has arrived. There is calm in the lands, happiness in its homes, but a shadow is creeping into the hearts and minds of its citizens and with it a new evil comes. OZ must prepare for a battle that will determine the fate of the very soul of the Emerald Kingdom, when The Wizard makes his move!    48pgs      SRP: $5.99

 

 

SPIRIT HUNTERS TP VOL 01   AUG172263

(W) Dave Franchini & Various (A/CA)  Various

Ghosts and spirits have been with us since man first started walking the earth. What are they and what do they want? Why do some haunt places and seem to only mean us harm? One team of paranormal investigators sets out to answer that question, hunting the vengeful spirits that cross over into our world and facing the most terrifying hauntings man has ever known.

Collects Spirit Hunters Issue #1-12 SC, 328pgs, FC    $29.99