Here are the comics and graphic novels that caught our attention in the new Previews catalog!
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From the Previews Catalog #352, JANUARY 2018 (for books arriving mainly in MARCH 2018)…
NEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS MY AINSEL #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell (A) P. Craig Russell (CA) Glenn Fabry
The bizarre road trip across America continues as our heroes gather reinforcements for the imminent god war! Shadow and Wednesday leave the House on the Rock and continue their journey across the country where they set up aliases, meet new gods, and prepare for war. The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula Award-winning novel and hit Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a graphic novel!
HELLBOY OMNIBUS SEED OF DESTRUCTION TP VOL 01
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Mike Mignola, John Byrne (A/CA) Mike Mignola
The Hellboy saga begins-with over 300 pages drawn by Mignola! For the first time, Hellboy’s complete story is presented in chronological order for the ultimate reading experience.
The story jumps from Hellboy’s mysterious World War II origin to his 1994 confrontation with the man who summoned him to earth, and the earliest signs of the plague of frogs. Avoiding his supposed fate as the herald of the end of the world, Hellboy continues with the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, fighting alongside Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, and drafting Roger Homunculus into his own ill-fated service with the B.P.R.D.
This 368-page volume covers Hellboy’s adventures published from 1994 to 1997, reprinting Seed of Destruction, Wake the Devil, and “Wolves of St August,” “The Chained Coffin,” and “Almost Colossus,” from The Chained Coffin and The Right Hand of Doom.
BEASTS OF BURDEN ANIMAL RITES TP
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Evan Dorkin (A/CA) Jill Thompson
Black magic, demonic frogs, and zombie road kill are just a few of the problems plaguing this seemingly sleepy little town. Beneath the quiet streets a rat cabal plots vengeance, while in the local cemetery the dead leave their graves. With the human residents unaware of the supernatural danger, it’s up to a determined crew of dogs (and one cat) to keep their community safe. Lives will be lost, and bonds forged as the beasts of Burden Hill battle against an unknown evil rooted within their town. Award-winning comics creators Evan Dorkin (Milk & Cheese) and Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother) come together to share the lives of some unlikely heroes. This volume reprints the comic-book series Beasts of Burden issues #1-4, the short stories from the Dark Horse Book of Hauntings, the Dark Horse Book of Witchcraft, the Dark Horse Book of the Dead, and the Dark Horse Book of Monsters, “Stray,” “Unfamiliar,” “Let Sleeping Dogs Lie,” and “A Dog and His Boy,” published by Dark Horse Comics.
IMMORTAL MEN #1
(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams
“THE END OF FOREVER” part one! There is a secret history to the DC Universe of heroes who have protected humanity from the shadows since the dawn of time…and who can live forever. Enter the Immortal Men! The team, headed by the Immortal Man, has waged a secret war against the House of Conquest for countless years-but Conquest has dealt a devastating blow. When their base of operations, known as the Campus, is savagely attacked, the Immortal Men must seek out their last hope-an emerging metahuman known as Caden Park! Caden’s emerging powers may be able to ensure the Immortal Men’s survival-but will Conquest get to him first?
BATMAN TP VOL 05 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
(W) Tom King (A) Joëlle Jones & Various (CA) Joëlle Jones
Following Catwoman’s answer to his marriage proposal, Batman leaves Gotham City on a quest of renewal and redemption in the desert. As he travels and fights, he encounters members of his family-each disturbed by Batman’s journey, each ready to stand in his way and push back against his stubborn determination to evolve into something better than a superhero. Has the Caped Crusader passed the point of no return? He’s going to need a little help from his friends, but this help comes with a downside: Batman’s true intentions will be exposed. Collects BATMAN #33-37 and BATMAN ANNUAL #2.
GIDEON FALLS #1
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino
A brand-new ongoing series from the acclaimed bestselling creative team of Old Man Logan and Green Arrow! The lives of a reclusive young man obsessed with a conspiracy in the city’s trash, and a washed-up Catholic priest arriving in a small town full of dark secrets, become intertwined around the mysterious legend of The Black Barn, an otherworldly building that is alleged to have appeared in both the city and the small town, throughout history, bringing death and madness in its wake.
Rural mystery and urban horror collide in this character-driven meditation on obsession, mental illness, and faith.
OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #1
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Lorenzo De Felici, Annalisa Leoni (CA) Lorenzo De Felici
A decade ago, 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia were suddenly lost in Oblivion. The government made every attempt to recover them, but after many years, they gave up. Nathan Cole…won’t. He makes daily trips, risking his life to try and rescue those still living in the apocalyptic hellscape of Oblivion. But maybe…Nathan is looking for something else? Why can’t he resist the siren call of the Oblivion Song?
INFINITY COUNTDOWN PRIME #1
The Infinity Stones. Individually, they grant their wielder great power. Together, they grant the power of a god. Newly reformed and scattered throughout the universe, these artifacts allow the ones who claim them their heart’s desire. Now, as their locations are discovered, forces converge for a battle that will begin the universe down a dark path to the END. Jump onto this exciting ride that will lead to the biggest Infinity yet! Plus: The saga of the Infinity Stones-what they are and how they came to be! From creation to destruction to re-creation, this prose primer will tell you everything you need to know about the legendary cosmic gems!
INFINITY COUNTDOWN #1
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Aaron Kuder (CA) Nick Bradshaw
The Saga of the Infinity Stones begins!
As the Infinity Stones reappear around the cosmos, the ultimate race for power is on!! Battles will be fought, blood will be spilled, lives will be lost… all as the greatest cosmic heroes and villains vie for possession of the Power Stone, towering over a remote asteroid, somehow grown to the size of a building. Watch as the path to Infinity opens before your eyes and the END lies near…
RUNAWAYS BY RAINBOW ROWELL TP VOL 01 FIND YOUR WAY HOME
(W) Rainbow Rowell (A/CA) Kris Anka
The “it” book of the early 2000s is back, with the original cast – Nico! Karolina! Molly! Chase! Old Lace! And could it be…Gert?! The heart of the Runaways died years ago – but you won’t believe how she returns! Superstar author Rainbow Rowell teams with fan-favorite artist Kris Anka to revive the series you can rely on to shock you and break your heart! Did Chase and Gert’s love survive their time apart? Have Karolina and Nico’s feelings made their friendship impossible? And should you be more worried about the emotional land mines lying in wait – or the shadowy scientist watching the ragtag group from a distance? Plus: What’s in Chase’s backpack? And what’s up with Princess Powerful, A.K.A. the best Marvel character of all time, Molly Hayes?! Collecting RUNAWAYS (2017) #1-6.
PUNISHER PLATOON TP
(W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) Goran Parlov
Before 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 creative team of Garth Ennis and Goran Parlov brings the first of those stories to light: the tale of Frank Castle’s first command, and his first kill. During the Tet Offensive, death surrounded Lt. Castle’s platoon on all sides. How far would Frank go to protect his men? Especially when the danger came from the indifference of his commanders? And while Castle was engaged in the grind of war, a kindred spirit on the enemy’s side watched…and waited. It’s a seemingly hopeless mission. It’s Lt. Castle’s first platoon. It’s the answer to the question: What made the Punisher? Collecting PUNISHER: THE PLATOON #1-6.
MOTOR GIRL OMNIBUS SC
(W/A/CA) Terry Moore
When a UFO crashes into Samantha’s junkyard, she is happy to make repairs and send the little visitors on their way. But E.T. is smitten with the Marine veteran and now an industrial giant wants to buy the land to install their anti-UFO weapon. With the help of her buddy Mike, a 600lb. gorilla, Sam is always prepared to defend those who can’t defend themselves, but who will save Sam from the PTSD and shrapnel that threaten her life? To survive, Sam must ultimately face the greatest battle of her life – reality. Available in softcover and hardcover editions.
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Greg Smallwood, Megan Smallwood (A/CA) Greg Smallwood
NEW ONGOING SERIES! When Veronica is bitten by a centuries-old vampire, her thirst for blood threatens to turn Riverdale into a haven for the undead. Will she put an end to the vampire threat or give in to her blood lust?
DRAGON SLAYER FOLKTALES FROM LATIN AMERICA SC
(W/A/CA) Jaime Hernandez
How would a kitchen maid fare against a seven-headed dragon? What happens when a woman marries a mouse? And what can a young man learn from a thousand leaf cutter ants? Famed Love and Rockets creator Jaime Hernandez asks these questions and more as he transforms beloved myths into bold, stunning, and utterly contemporary comics. Guided by the classic works of F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada, Hernandez’s first book for young readers brings the sights and stories of Latin America to a new generation of graphic-novel fans around the world. Available in Softcover and Hardcover editions.
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #7
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W/A/CA) Jeff Lemire
Master storyteller Jeff Lemire takes the helm for the year’s most terrifying, most memorable special issue – told entirely in PITCH BLACK DARKNESS!
Deployed into the demonic realm called Deadside in search of a cure for his ailing infant daughter, Bloodshot has lost the one sense he needs most to navigate the land of the dead: his sight. Blinded with only his four-legged ally, Bloodhound, to aid him, Ray Garrison must fight onward as one man against the darkness – even as he is beset from all sides by a horde of inhuman entities that crave only death, suffering, and slaughter…
Told in total darkness from Bloodshot’s point of view, “THE BOOK OF THE DEAD” enters uncharted territory with a seminal experiment in storytelling written and staged by Eisner Award-winning visionary Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer, Animal Man)!