JULY 2018 PREVIEWS – NEW TITLES ADDED TO PULLSHEET

DC COMICS

BATMANDAMNEDBATMAN DAMNED #1 (OF 3)
(W) Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Lee Bermejo
DC BLACK LABEL, the highly anticipated new imprint from DC Comics, starts here!
The Joker is dead.
There is no doubt about that. But whether Batman finally snapped his scrawny neck or some other sinister force in Gotham City did the deed is still a mystery.
Problem is, Batman can’t remember… and the more he digs into this labyrinthine case, the more his mind starts to doubt everything he’s uncovering.
So who better to set him straight than… John Constantine? Problem with that is as much as John loves a good mystery, he loves messing with people’s heads even more. So with John’s “help,” the pair will delve into the sordid underbelly of Gotham as they race toward the mind-blowing truth of who murdered The Joker.
BATMAN: DAMNED is a bimonthly super-natural horror story told by two of comics’ greatest modern creators-a visceral thrill-ride that proudly puts the “black” in BLACK LABEL.
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $6.99

batmanMaxxBATMAN THE MAXX #1
DC/IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Sam Keith (A/CA) Sam Kieth
Batman must face the strangest and most bizarre adventure of his career, as he meets comics’ strangest and most bizarre hero… THE MAXX! IDW and DC Comics proudly present the most surreal, quirky, and wonderful crossover of all time!

A devious new doctor at Arkham Asylum is conducting unconventional experiments into the human psyche, and he kicks off a chain reaction of disaster when he experiments on Arkham’s newest patient, The Maxx! The city of Gotham is starting to merge with The Maxx’s psychedelic mental landscape, known as the Outback, blurring the line between real and unreal. It’s up to Batman to save not just Gotham, but all of reality, and he and The Maxx are going to have to travel through some of the darkest places imaginable-the twisted minds of Batman’s greatest enemies!

Join Batman and The Maxx on an off-kilter and unforgettable romp through the diabolical consciousnesses of Batman’s greatest foes. Legendary artist Sam Kieth (Sandman, Wolverine) returns to his greatest creation, The Maxx, and returns to Gotham as well, assisted by mult-Eisner Award-winning writer John Layman (Detective, Chew).
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.

First new The Maxx story in more than a decade!
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $4.99

HEROESCRISISHEROES IN CRISIS #1
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Clay Mann
There’s a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by C.I.A.-operative-turned-comics-writer Tom King: How does a superhero handle PTSD? Welcome to Sanctuary, an ultra-secret hospital for superheroes who’ve been
traumatized by crime-fighting and cosmic combat. But something goes inexplicably wrong when many patients wind up dead, with two well-known operators as the prime suspects:
Harley Quinn and Booster Gold! It’s up to the DC Trinity of Superman, Wonder Woman and
Batman to investigate-but can they get the job done in the face of overwhelming opposition?
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

DC/JINX COMICS

COVERCOVER #1 (OF 6)
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mack,David
Years in the making, from the award-winning team of Brian Michael Bendis and multimedia sensation David Mack, comes a brand-new graphic novel experience. And it’s all kind of based on a true story. Sort of…
Deep in the American intelligence community, someone realizes that comic book creators, who travel all over the world to sell their wares, might make the perfect cover for operatives in the dangerous, topsy-turvy world of intelligence and counterintelligence…and that’s when all hell breaks loose. This is the story of the time the world of comics and the world of international spywork smashed together-with unexpected results!
Artist David Mack, follows his Emmy nominated work on Jessica Jones, and his critically acclaimed video work for Dashboard Confessionals and Amanda Palmer, brings another completely unique vision to this driving comedic spy story that is also a beautiful Valentine to all those creators who sit alone and make beautiful stories.
In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

USvsMURDERUNITED STATES VS MURDER INC #1 (OF 6)
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Avon Oeming
From the Eisner Award-winning creators of POWERS comes a crime-infused blast
of alternate history. Years ago, the five families of organized crime had such a stranglehold over the American public that the U.S. government found itself forced to give up part of the country or lose all of it. Now the unrest between America and the families has come to a boil. A war is about to come-a war no one is ready for. Newly made man Valentine Gallo and mob hitwoman Jagger Rose find themselves torn over which side of the war they want to be on. United States of murder, Inc. #1 was voted the single best issue of the year by IGN.
In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

 

DC/VERTIGO COMICS

BORDERTOWNBORDER TOWN #1
(W) Eric M Esquivel (A/CA) Ramon Villalobos
Don’t miss the start of this all-new ongoing Vertigo series by writer Eric M. Esquivel (Gregory Graves, Ricanstruction) and artist Ramon Villalobos (Nighthawk, America).
When a crack in the border between worlds releases an army of monsters from Mexican folklore, the residents of Devil’s Fork, AZ, blame the ensuing weirdness-the shared nightmares, the otherworldly radio transmissions, the mysterious goat mutilations-on “God-dang illegals.” With racial tensions supernaturally charged, it’s up to new kid in town Frank Dominguez and a motley crew of high school misfits to discover what’s really going on in this town torn between worlds.
In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

DREAMINGDREAMING #1
(W) Simon Spurrier (A) Bilquis Evely (CA) Jae Lee
From the upheaval of THE SANDMAN UNIVERSE #1 rises THE DREAMING-a kingdom in chaos. There is a place where stories are born. Today its walls lie slashed and bleeding. Dream has abandoned his realm, and until he is found, its residents must protect its broken borders alone. But the most senior storysmiths are tormented by invasive secrets, the warden Lucien is doubting his own mind-and beyond the gates something horrific waits with tooth and talon. Only Dora, the monstress, finds opportunity in madness, stealing dreams for the highest bidder. But she has no idea how deep the danger lies. Meanwhile, in Dream’s gallery, something new is growing…
In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

HOUSEWHISPERSHOUSE OF WHISPERS #1
(W) Nalo Hopkinson (A) Dominike “Domo” Stanton (CA) Sean Andrew Murray
An all-new corner has been added to Neil Gaiman’s Sandman Universe!
Welcome to the House of Dahomey, the houseboat of Erzulie Fréda, where the souls of Voodoo followers go when they sleep to beseech the flirtatious and tragic goddess to grant them their hearts’ desires and counsel them on their futures and fortunes. When you arrive, you’ll find a party is in full swing, filled with all kinds of fabulous and fierce folk, while fish fry and music blasts.
From her bayou, Erzulie scries upon the mortal realm and sees four human girls open a mysterious and magical journal filled with whispers and rumors that, if they spread, could cause a pandemic unlike any the Earth has seen, with the power to release Sopona, the loa lord of infectious disease and cousin to Erzulie, who is currently banned from the human plane.
But even the fearsome Erzulie cannot be of assistance when her dream river turns tumultuous, tossing her house from her realm and into another…
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

MARVEL COMICS

asgardiansgalaxyASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matteo Lolli (CA) Dale Keown
Spinning out of the events of INFINITY WARS comes an epic space opera from DEADPOOL veterans Cullen Bunn and Matteo Lolli!
Angela, the not-so-beloved half-sister of Thor. The hotheaded Valkyrie – and the human who shares her form, Annabelle Riggs. Skurge the Executioner, freshly returned from Hel. Throg, the mightiest frog of thunder. Kevin Masterson, the boy who took his father’s mace to become the hero Thunderstrike. And the Destroyer, the Asgardian armor built to take down Celestials – its wielder unknown. The events of INFINITY WARS set NEBULA off on a quest to rule the galaxy – wielding an Asgardian weapon even Thor would fear – and it’s up to this team of gods, assassins, frogs and heroes to stop her.
Rated T+

In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

icemanICEMAN #1
(W) Sina Grace (A) Nathan Stockman (CA) W. Scott Forbes
He’s back!
Iceman is back! Which is good, because someone is hunting the Morlocks for sport. Now it’s up to Bobby Drake to prevent another potential Mutant Massacre. But who’s behind this horrific hunt? You won’t believe it if we tell you! Guest-starring Bishop!
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

InfWars-IronHammINFINITY WARS IRON HAMMER #1
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
INFINITY WARPS?!
When Stark Odinson, the brainy but arrogant son of the All-Father, was kidnapped by Ice Giants and forced to make them an armory, he turned their forges against them and became the armored Asgardian, Iron Hammer!
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

 

InfWars-SoldSuprINFINITY WARS SOLDIER SUPREME #1
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Adam Kubert (CA) Humberto Ramos
INFINITY WARPS?!
Classified 4-F by the military, Stephen Rogers was unable to serve his country in World War II…until a secret government program tapping into arcane sorcery transformed him into the Soldier Supreme, the magical warrior embodiment of the American spirit!
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

jimkrakoaJOURNEY INTO MYSTERY BIRTH OF KRAKOA #1
(W) Dennis Hopeless (A) Djibril Morissette-Phan (CA) Greg Smallwood
As World War II draws to a close, Sergeant Fury and his Howling Commandos face a mission unlike any other they’ve ever tackled… and a menace that will haunt them forever!
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SRP: $4.99

 

 

returnWolvRETURN OF WOLVERINE #1
(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Steve McNiven
HE’S BACK, BUB.
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $4.99

 

 

 

 

spidergeddonSPIDERGEDDON #0
(W) Christos Gage (A/CA) Clayton Crain
SPIDERGEDDON IS HERE!
• The end of all Spiders doesn’t exclude the star of the most anticipated video game of 2018!
• Marvel’s Spider-Man is out September 7, 2018 exclusively on PlayStation 4. He makes his Marvel Comics debut on September 26!
• How does he enter the Marvel Universe and what role will he play in the final chapter of SPIDER-VERSE?!
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $4.99

thanosLegTHANOS LEGACY #1
(W) Donny Cates, Gerry Duggan (A) Brian Level (CA) Geoff Shaw
“THANOS WINS”…AGAIN?
Rising star Donny Cates returns to the Mad Titan to bring the story bridging the gap between his best-selling “Thanos Wins” and the world-shattering INFINITY WARS! How did Thanos’ journey back from the future lead to the events of INFINITY WARS PRIME? Now it can be told!
Rated Parental Advisory
In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $4.99

 

 

 

IMAGE COMICS

bullywarsBULLY WARS #1
(W) Skottie Young (A/CA) Aaron Conley
I HATE FAIRYLAND and Deadpool writer SKOTTIE YOUNG and artist AARON CONLEY (Sabertooth Swordsman, Rocket Raccoon & Groot) team up for a hilarious all-new, all-ages ONGOING SERIES!

Rufus, the biggest bully in Rottenville since kindergarten, suddenly goes from bully to bullied on the first day of high school. He’s forced to make a shaky pact with his favorite geeks: Spencer and his twin sibling besties, Edith and Ernie. Together they’ll have to find a way to survive the Hunger Games-like contest known simply as the BULLY WARS-where the winner will rule the school!
In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

burnoutsBURNOUTS #1
(W) Dennis Culver (A) Geoffo (CA) Chris Burnham
Writer DENNIS CULVER (E Is for Extinction) and artist GEOFFO (layout artist of Marvel Rising) team up for a new ongoing series that combines the paranoia of They Live with Stranger Things.

To save their friends and families, a group of high school teenagers must fight off an attack on their town by a secret alien invasion… but they can only see the aliens if they’re completely wasted.

The Burnouts are saving the world one puff at a time!
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

cemetarybeachCEMETERY BEACH #1
(W) Warren Ellis (A/CA) Jason Howard
From the creators of the acclaimed TREES graphic novels, which are currently being adapted for television, comes something completely different. A professional pathfinder, his only ally a disaffected young murderess, breaks out of a torture cell in pursuit of his worst extraction scenario ever: escaping on foot across a sprawling and secret off-world colony established a hundred years ago and filled with generations of lunatics. WARREN ELLIS & JASON HOWARD ignite a high-speed new action serial.
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

maneatersMAN-EATERS #1
(W) Chelsea Cain (A) Kate Niemczyk (CA) Lia Miternique
Eisner-nominated and New York Times bestselling thriller writer CHELSEA CAIN returns to comics with a new ONGOING SERIES!
A mutation in Toxoplasmosis causes menstruating women to turn into ferocious killer wildcats-easily provoked and extremely dangerous. As panic spreads and paranoia takes root, the fate of the world rides on the shoulders of one twelve-year-old girl. Part Cat People, part The Handmaid’s Tale, MAN-EATERS will have everyone talking.

From the creative team behind the Eisner-nominated series Mockingbird: writer CHELSEA CAIN, artist KATE NIEMCZYK, colorist RACHELLE ROSENBERG, letterer JOE CARAMAGNA, and joined by LIA MITERNIQUE, KATIE LANE, and STELLA GREENVOSS.

This September… the cat wants in.
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

mcmlxxvMCMLXXV #1
(W) Joe Casey (A/CA) Ian MacEwan
Meet Pamela Evans. Much more than a typical Manhattan cab driver, she also happens to be a badass monster-fighter who wields an enchanted tire iron. Welcome to the year of her greatest adventure. JOE CASEY and IAN MacEWAN team up for MCMLXXV: modern mythology for a new generation.
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

 

INDY COMICS

archie1941ARCHIE 1941 #1
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn (A) Kelly Fitzpatrick (A/CA) Peter Krause
THE HISTORIC, GROUND-BREAKING MINI-SERIES STARTS HERE! Archie has been around for over 75 years and has been through many significant moments in time, but never before have we seen the characters take on real-world events as they unfold. WWII is looming and Archie and many young men from Riverdale are close to enlistment age. If you’re a Riverdale teen, how would you cope with a looming world-changing event? Join the writing team of MARK WAID and BRIAN AUGUSTYN along with artist PETER KRAUSE for the all-new mini-series that is sure to have everyone talking!
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

codzomb2CALL OF DUTY ZOMBIES 2 #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
Meet the brand-new cast of characters from this year’s Call of Duty: Zombies offering in this prequel! The year is 1910, the place is Morocco, and there is a job that needs doing. The man to do it? A commanding officer in the French Foreign Legion. The prize? An artifact of unspeakable power. The price? More than he bargained for.
In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

 

devilwithinDEVIL WITHIN #1 (OF 4)
BLACK MASK COMICS
(W) Stephanie Phillips (CA) Meghan Hetrick (A/CA) Maan House
Paranormal entities. Demonic possessions. Or is it madness? When newly engaged Michelle and Samantha move into an old house, Michelle starts experiencing disturbing events… rogue reflections in mirrors, strange apparitions, and an errie voice only she can hear. Samantha doesn’t believe in ghosts, but the alternative might be even more terrifying in this hauntingly paranoid thriller from new writer Stephanie Phillips and artist Mann House (Witchblade).
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

dicktracyDICK TRACY DEAD OR ALIVE #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Lee Allred, Michael Allred (A) Rich Tommaso (A/CA) Michael Allred
IDW Publishing proudly presents the rebirth of one the most iconic comic-strip heroes of all time, Dick Tracy! The All-American detective just made the biggest collar of his career, and it only cost him his job! But now the honest cop has packed his bags for “the city by the lake,” and its criminals better watch out! Reimagined for the 21st century through a retro lens by the superstar team of Michael Allred, Lee Allred, Rich Tommaso and Laura Allred, Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive is a lock to be the pop-art event of 2018!
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.

Bizarre villains! Crooked cops! Gunfights galore!
Cover art and co-written by Eisner Award-winning superstar Michael Allred (Madman, iZombie, Silver Surfer, Batman ’66)!
Illustrated by Rich Tommaso (Spy Seal, Dry County) with Michael Allred inks!
Each issue features a “mug shot” alternate cover by Rich Tommaso!
Ask your retailer about the “coloring book” variant cover by Michael Allred!
Ask your retailer about the ultra-rare Mike Oeming variant cover!
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

elricELRIC WHITE WOLF #1 (OF 2)
TITAN COMICS
(W) Michael Moorcock, Julien Blondel, Jean-Luc Cano, Jean Bastide (A) Robin Recht, Julien Telo (CA) Tim Sale
The gorgeous comic adaptation of Michael Moorcock’s world-renowned cult fantasy saga, acclaimed by the public, critics, and Moorcock himself!

A year has passed since Elric left Imrryr, his palace and his throne, leaving behind a heartbroken Cymoril. For a year he has walked the Young Kingdoms, under the distant gaze of his protector, Arioch. A year since he traded his skills as a wizard and fighter to the highest bidder, forging, in each battle, the legend of the albino warrior whose Black Sword terrifies the bravest of warriors. Today he is no longer Elric de Melnibone, the four hundred and twenty-eighth Emperor of the people of R’lin K’ren A’a. Today, the Young Kingdoms know him as the White Wolf.
In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

faithFAITH DREAMSIDE #1
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Jody Houser (A) Mj Kim (CA) Marguerite Sauvage
ALL-NEW SERIES! Faith enters a realm previously unseen!

Even before Faith Herbert, AKA Zephyr, gained the power of flight, joined the Harbinger Renegades, and soared through the skies of the Valiant Universe, deep down she was always a hero at heart. But what’s a hero to do in the face of a foe that exists only in nightmares? Face them head-on, of course! To protect the dreams of her teammate, Animalia, Faith must venture into a fantastical new realm the likes of which we’ve never seen… and she’ll need some help from
the world’s premiere parapsychologist, Dr. Mirage, to make it back with her subconscious mind still intact!

This fall, uncover the secrets of the Dreamside as writer extraordinaire Jody Houser (FAITH, Star Wars: Thrawn) and rising star MJ Kim (FAITH’S WINTER WONDERLAND SPECIAL #1) continue the adventures of the high-flying icon Nerdist called “a superhero done right!”
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

gammaGAMMA #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Erick Freitas, Ulises Farinas (A/CA) Ulises Farinas
Pokémon meets Power Rangers in this kaiju-packed mature parody that follows a monster trainer whose dreams of fortune and glory collide with his own hubris and the downfall of the entire planet in a story about betrayal and redemption in a world of bizarre, cute, and deadly monsters.
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

GIJoeSilentGI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO SILENT OPTION #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Larry Hama, Ryan Ferrier (A) Kenneth Loh (A/CA) Netho Diaz
“Silent Option,” Part 1 (of 4)! Following in the bloody footsteps of the smash-hit “Dawn of the Arashikage” story arc, living legend Larry Hama brings us the newest chapter in breakout character Dawn Moreno’s G.I. JOE journey-and her first (un)official mission as a JOE may very well be her last… and nobody will ever know. Because when Agent Helix is involved, the only option is the SILENT OPTION.
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.

The return of breakout character Dawn Moreno (Snake Eyes) to the pages of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero!
? The introduction of Agent Helix to the G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero universe!
? Each over-sized issue includes the 20-page main story by the “Dawn of the Arashikage” superstar creative team of Larry Hama and Netho Diaz, and a four-page backup “Codename: Helix” origin story by Ryan Ferrier (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero vs. The Six Million Dollar Man) and Kenneth Loh (Dead Rising: Road to Fortune, KISS).
A great jumping on point for new readers!
Self-contained canonical mini-series that takes place within the G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero continuity!
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $4.99

jamesbondoriginJAMES BOND ORIGIN #1
D. E.
(W) Jeff Parker (A) Bob Q (CA) John Cassaday
“CHAPTER ONE: THE GREATEST DAYS”
At last, the definitive account of James Bond’s exploits during World War II!
MARCH, 1941: Seventeen-year-old James Bond is a restless student in Scotland, an orphan, eager to strike out and make his mark on the world. But a visit by an old family friend coincides with THE CLYDEBANK BLITZ, the most devastating German attack on Scotland during the War. James will fight through hell to survive, coming out the other side determined to make a difference. He’ll find his calling in a new British government service, secret in nature…
The ongoing epic kicks off, by JEFF PARKER (Future Quest, Thunderbolts, Batman ’66) and BOB Q (The Green Hornet)!
In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

kimreaperVampIslandKIM REAPER VAMPIRE ISLAND #1
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Sarah Graley (A/CA) Sarah Graley
Kim and Becka are back and dealing with the troubles of supernatural dating in KIM REAPER: VAMPIRE ISLAND! College relationships are tough for everyone, but they’re EXTRA hard for Kim. Her grumpy grim reaper bosses are always mad at her, her girlfriend Becka’s roommate keeps hanging around, and now everybody is super into vampires for some reason! And she accidentally let slip that she knew about an island full of them?! Oops, better pack up your scythe-we’re all going on a really weird date!
In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

loadroadwestLOW ROAD WEST #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Philip Kennedy Johnson (A/CA) Flaviano
Eisner Award-nominated writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson (The Power of the Dark Crystal, Aquaman) and artist Flaviano (America, Grayson) present a new limited series.
In the aftermath of a nuclear first strike that has left the East Coast uninhabitable, five teenagers are being sent west, away from the wreckage that was once their home.
Halfway through the Oklahoma Dust Bowl, the shuttle that promised safety has broken down, stranding them in the middle of nowhere with only one another to count on.
Their only hope seems to be a town just on the edge of the horizon, but the closer they get the stranger things become. If they want to survive, they will have to learn to trust one another-and with society crumbling around them, trust does not come easily.
Their only hope seems to be a town just on the edge of the horizon, but the closer they get the stranger things become. If they want to survive, they will have to learn to trust one another.and with society crumbling around them, trust does not come easily.
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

mothwhisperMOTH & WHISPER #1
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Ted Anderson (A/CA) Jen Hickman
NEW SERIES!

Everyone knows that the two greatest thieves in the city are the Moth and the Whisper. Very few know that the Moth and the Whisper disappeared six months ago. And what nobody knows is that the new Moth and Whisper are actually one person pretending to be both of them. One supremely skilled but uncertain young genderfluid thief: Niki, the child of the Moth and the Whisper.

Niki has been trained by their parents in the arts of stealth and infiltration, but they’re still just a teenager, and now they’re alone, searching for their parents in a hostile cyberpunk dystopia. Corporations run the streets while crime lords like Ambrose Wolfe run the alleys-identity is a commodity and privacy is impossible. The truth about Niki’s parents and their disappearance is out there, but can Niki survive long enough to find it?

A YA cyberpunk thriller starring a genderqueer super-thief, MOTH & WHISPER is the brainchild of Ted Anderson (My Little Pony, Adventure Time) and Jen Hickman (Jem and the Holograms, The Dead), that just HAD to be told at AfterShock!
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

MST3000MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Joel Hodgson, Harold Buchholz, Matt McGinnis, Mary Robinson, Seth Robinson, Sharyl Volpe (A) Mike Manley, Wes Dzioba (A/CA) Todd Nauck
The riffing hilarity of Mystery Science Theater 3000 comes to comics when Kinga Forrester pairs her Kingachrome Liquid Medium with her latest invention-the Bubbulat-R! Jonah Heston, Crow T. Robot, and Tom Servo find themselves thrust into the 2-D world of public domain comics, with riffing as their only defense!

o Created for comics by Joel Hodgson!

o The hit Netflix show has come to comics!

o Variant cover by longtime MST3K DVD artist Steve Vance!
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

newburyNEWBURY & HOBBES #1
TITAN COMICS
(W) George Mann (A/CA) Dan Boultwood
Writer George Mann (Dark Souls, Doctor Who, Warhammer 40,000) brings his steampunk
mystery novels to comics for their 10th anniversary, alongside Dan Boultwood (It Came!, The Phoenix).

Whether dismantling rogue automata, uncovering plots against The Crown, or putting down infestations of zombies – it’s all in a day’s work for Newbury & Hobbes! Every issue also comes with a brand-new Newbury & Hobbes prose short, written by George Mann!
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

oliviatwistOLIVIA TWIST #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Darin Strauss, Adam Dalva (A/CA) Emma Vieceli
To save a boy she barely knows, teenage orphan Olivia Twist joins THE ESTHERS, a rag-tag girl gang of thieves running free in a dangerous future. Olivia’s life in this imminent London of internment camps and strange technology gets even more complicated when she discovers that she has more power and wealth than she’s ever dreamed of. But it comes with a great cost.

o Debut comic by internationally best-selling author, Darin Strauss.

o Art by Dr. Who and The Adventures of Supergirl artist, Emma Vieceli.

o Co-written by Adam Dalva, previously published in The Guardian and Tin House.

o The latest from the Berger Books imprint!
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $4.99

soloOSCAR MARTIN’s SOLO SURVIVORS OF CHAOS #1
TITAN COMICS
(W) Oscar Martin (A) Oscar Martin (CA) Sean Galloway
Road warrior? Meet rat warrior!

On an Earth ravaged by nuclear war, an array of mutant animals have repopulated the land. But these survivors of chaos are far from peaceful. Life is often short and always brutal, so when Solo’s family faces starvation, the young rat wanders the cannibal wastes to become a warrior.

The Statix Press debut of Oscar Martin, award-winning veteran writer-artist of Tom & Jerry.
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $5.99

patiencePATIENCE CONVICTION REVENGE #1 
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Patrick Kindlon (A/CA) Marco Ferrari
NEW SERIES!

Disregarded, disrespected and dismissed, Renny has a chip on his shoulder.

Once an equal partner in a criminal syndicate that rules Las Vegas, he now finds himself living in a shack in the desert. But the shack has a workshop, and Renny’s been busy. It’s time to march his robot army into the neon hell of a cyberpunk Vegas and retake his seat at the table. Or take the wood from the table and build enough caskets for the whole syndicate.

Old friends better run, because Operation PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE! is underway.

Like an Elmore Leonard novel set in the world of Blade Runner, PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE! is offbeat and often funny, but all about the dark corners of cities and minds. A violent criminal genius with a bad case of monomania makes for the most fun you’ll have with a comic this year.

Written by Patrick Kindlon (There’s Nothing There, We Can Never Go Home) and drawn by Marco Ferrari (Famous Monsters Presents) PATIENCE! CONVICTION! REVENGE! continues Kindlon’s exploration of difficult characters and irreverent themes. Having broken the chains of good taste, Kindlon goes all-in and writes a vengeance-obsessed lunatic as if he’s riding beside him-all wrapped in a gangster tale like no other, and that HAD to be told at AfterShock!
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

startrektarnsformSTAR TREK VS TRANSFORMERS #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) John Barber, Mike Johnson (A/CA) Philip Murphy
The Transformers ’80s cartoon series meets Star Trek: The Animated Series in a no-holds-barred Saturday Morning mash-up for the ages!
At the edge of Klingon space, the starship Enterprise finds there’s more to the final frontier than meets the eye, when Kirk and his crew come face to face with the strangest life forms of all: Cybertronians! This unprecedented crossover brings together two of the greatest science fiction universes of all time-in the style of their classic animated series! A five-year mission meets a four-million-year war!
Written by two titans of their respective properties, John Barber (Optimus Prime, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel) and Mike Johnson (the most prolific Star Trek comic book writer of ALL TIME!)!
Philip Murphy’s A & B covers connect to form an amazing heroes and villains image!
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

strangerthingsSTRANGER THINGS #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Jody Houser (A) Stefano Martino (CA) Aleksi Briclot
The nostalgia igniting hit Netflix original series comes to comic shelves. Follow Will Byers into a dimension of decay and destruction where he must use his wits and resolve to dodge the pursuit of the Demogorgon and escape the Upside Down.

o Written by award winning comics veteran Jody Houser (Faith, Orphan Black, Mother Panic)

o Based on Will’s unseen journey during season 1 of hit Netflix show Stranger Things.
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

TMNTDonatelloTMNT DONATELLO
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Paul Allor (A) Brahm Revel (CA) David Petersen
TMNT returns to its roots with new spotlights on individual Turtles, but this time they’re extra-large! Donatello understands that more is at stake than his brothers realize. In order to prepare for the coming conflict, Don will aim to repair his relationship with his mentor Harold… and his malicious robotic counterpart Metalhead!
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.

The new “Macros” will set up each individual Turtle for the climactic storyline leading to TMNT #100!
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $7.99

TMNTRiseTMNT RISE OF THE TMNT #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Matthew K. Manning (A) Chad Thomas (CA) Andy Suriano
A new age of Turtle-mania begins! This new comic spins out of the highly anticipated Rise of the TMNT animated series! The Turtles are hitting the sewers with brand new weapons, brand new enemies and a brand-new vision!
*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.

Overseen by showrunners Andy Suriano (Cosmic Scoundrels) and Ant Ward!
Kinetic, action-packed, and hilarious!
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

vamp-dejahVAMPIRELLA DEJAH THORIS #1
D. E.
(W) Erik Burnham (A) Ediano Silva (CA) Jan Anacleto
The encounter that was destined to happen! When an alien scout ship crashes on Mars, Dejah Thoris must risk reigniting war with the Green Martians and becoming dinner for the white apes. But the stakes are raised so much higher when the ship is revealed to carry Vampirella, who is on a desperate mission of survival-one that might end before it truly begins!
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

warbearsWAR BEARS #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Margaret Atwood (A/CA) Ken Steacy
From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Handmaid’s Tale, comes this historical fiction graphic novel tracing the Golden Age of comic books.

Oursonette, a fictional Nazi-fighting superheroine, is created at the peak of World War II by comic book creator Al Zurakowski who dreams of making it big in the early world of comics publishing.

A story that follows the early days of comics in Toronto, a brutal war that greatly strains Al personally and professionally, and how the rise of post-war American comics puts an end to his dreams.

Internationally and New York Times best-selling novelist Margaret Atwood and acclaimed artist Ken Steacy collaborate for one of the most highly anticipated comic book and literary events!
In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $4.99

wanderlandWELCOME TO WANDERLAND #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Jackie Ball (A/CA) Maddi Gonzalez
Writer Jackie Ball (Goldie Vance) and artist Maddi Gonzalez (Elements) present a coming of age story where fairytales aren’t exactly a dream come true.
Bellamy Morris knows everything there is to know about Wanderland Park. She knows when all the most iconic rides were built, all the shortcuts around the park, and all the secret lore behind Old West Town, Space Age Metropolis and New Princesston.
So when she winds up in the REAL version of Wanderland, with real princesses and adorable talking woodland creatures, Bellamy is sure that she has GOT this.
That is, until it starts to become clear that this magical land isn’t much like the real world park at all, and the characters she thinks she knows aren’t at all like she’d imagined.
In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

 

KIDS INDY COMICS

tsumtsumDISNEYS TSUM TSUM KINGDOM
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Thom Zahler, Jeremy Lambert (A) Philip Murphy, Nico Pena (CA) Nicoletta Baldari
Dive into the secret world of the adorable toys that have taken the world by storm! Tsums Tsums are the loveable, stackable plush toys that are beloved by adults and children alike, but did you know that when people are away, the Tsum Tsums play? Follow along with their silly adventures in this one-shot that’s sure to leave a smile on your face.

Written by Thom Zahler (My Little Pony, Love & Capes) and Jerry Lambert (Goosebumps, Monsters at Midnight)
More all-ages adventures in the style of the hit YouTube series!
With millions of toys sold, Tsum Tsum is a worldwide hit!
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $7.99

overHallowOVER GARDEN WALL HOLLOW TOWN #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Celia Lowenthal (A) Jorge Monlongo (CA) Celia Lowenthal
Join Wirt, Greg, and Beatrice on an all-new adventure in the Unknown as they stumble on a small town inhabited entirely by eerie porcelain doll-people.
After Greg loses a shoe to a pond-turtle, it’s up to Wirt to earn money for a new pair, leading him to babysit some doll-children that may cause Wirt to stay in town forever.
From Celia Lowenthal (The Storyteller: Fairies) and Jorge Monlongo (Powerpuff Girls, Rugrats).
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

spookhouse2SPOOKHOUSE 2 #1
ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS
(W) Eric Powell, Steve Mannion (A) Steve Mannion, Kyle Holtz (A/CA) Eric Powell
The annual Albatross Halloween comic for kids of all ages is back in a weekly October event! Issue #1 features the work of Eric Powell, Steve Mannion, and Kyle Hotz!
In Shops: Oct 03, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

 

tangledTANGLED HAIR RAISING ADVENTURES #1 (OF 3)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Katie Cook (A) Diogo Saito (CA) Vita Efremova, Ekaterina Myshalova (A/CA) Eduard Petrovich, Rosa La Barbera
What new adventures await Rapunzel and her friends? Find out in an all-new series of Tangled: The Series! Every day in Corona brings something new for Rapunzel, Eugene, Cassandra, and their friends, and with two tales guaranteed to please, you won’t want to miss this first issue!

A brand-new three-issue series featuring stories written by fan-favorite Katie Cook starts with this issue!
Get ready for all-new adventures featuring Rapunzel, Eugene, Cassandra, Pascal, Maximus, and more!
Each issue features an exclusive retailer incentive cover illustrated by artist Gabby Zapata!
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

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