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30 DAYS OF NIGHT #1 (OF 6)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Steve Niles (A) Piotr Kowalski (CA) Ben Templesmith
As the sun sets over an isolated Alaskan township-not to rise again for a month-a new evil emerges from the shadows to terrorize the town… But after a series of strange events and horrific killings, the question becomes, what lurks in the shadows? 30 Days of Night is reborn in an all-new reimagining of the series designed to titillate the mind and horrify the senses!
• As Fargo was reinvented for television, see the IDW classic reimagined for the modern era-keeping the frights while keeping you guessing!
• 15 years ago, IDW launched the original terrifying saga… now in 2017, 30 Days is reborn in a horrifically different re-telling!
• Series creator/writer Steve Niles is joined on interiors by Piotr Kowalski (Sex), and re-joined by creator/original artist Ben Templesmith and original cover artist Ashley Wood on covers!
• Steve Niles is getting critical acclaim for his book Winnebego Graveyard!

 

ASSASSINISTAS #1 (MR)
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Tini Howard (A/CA) Gilbert Hernandez
Dominic Prince and the Semester Abroad, Part 1 of 6. Dominic Price is a college-age kid who just wants to spend the semester making out with his boyfriend, Taylor, in between rounds of TurboLight Fighter and maintaining a solidly passable 3.2 GPA. His mom, Octavia, formerly a badass action-movie-quality bounty hunter, didn’t pay his tuition, because she had to get back in the business and spend 40K on black market weapons and body armor. And she’s bringing Dominic with her, because the alternative is making lattes for a semester, and he’d rather die. Good thing in mom’s line of work, dying is an option.
• “It’s a Kill Bill story in a Venture Brothers world! or better yet: Fun Home taking place on a backdrop of The Expendables.”-Tini Howard, co-creator/writer
• Modern Family. Retro Sass. Highly Trained. To Kick your Ass. ASSASSINISTAS
• Eisner Hall of Fame Artist Gilbert Hernandez teams up with rising star writer Tini Howard (The Skeptics, Magdelena, Rick and Morty) for a full-octane action & family drama assault!
• Letter columns, interviews, previews, behind-the-panel-borders secrets & more!

 

JIM HENSON STORYTELLER FAIRIES #1 (OF 4)
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W/A/CA) Matt Smith
The critically acclaimed Jim Henson’s The Storyteller celebrates four mythic tales of fairies inspired by folklore from around the world and told in the spirit of Jim Henson’s beloved television series.
In this first issue, rising newcomer Matt Smith (Lake of Fire, Barbarian Lord) reimagines the “The Elf Queen and the Shepherd,” a tale of elven fairies in Iceland.
When a Fairy Princess is cursed to the human realm and cursed to bring death with her, Grettir the Strong must discover the source of the trouble and break her curse.
Upcoming issues will include stories by Benjamin Schipper, Tyler Jenkins, and Celia Lowenthal.
Praise for Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Giants: “An enjoyable read, nicely adapting both the classic show and folk tale, with very solid artwork.” – Multiversity Comics

 

MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #1 LEG
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Jim Cheung
The Fate of the Four Part 1
THE FOUR ARE NO MORE, SO TWO MUST DO! Something is very wrong with THE HUMAN TORCH and only THE THING can help him! It’s the Marvel Universe reunion you’ve all been waiting for (well, HALF of it, at least!). Plus: What monumental secret has DOOM been hiding since the end of SECRET WARS, and how will it completely change the lives of Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
Rated T

 

QUANTUM & WOODY (2017) #1
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Daniel Kibblesmith (A) Kano (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
THE WORLD’S WORST SUPERHERO TEAM RETURNS IN AN EXPLOSIVE NEW ONGOING SERIES! This December, deeply alarming and untrustworthy writer Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and eyepopping artist Kano (Daredevil) give the Valiant Universe the adjective-worthy superheroes it deserves: QUANTUM AND WOODY!
Sometimes…you embrace your destiny. And sometimes…you and your troublemaking adopted brother find yourselves trapped in a scientific lab explosion that grants you $@&%ing awesome superpowers. As a result of their accident, Eric and Woody Henderson – aka Quantum and Woody – must “klang” their wristbands together every 24 hours or both dissipate into nothingness. Which makes superhero-ing pretty awkward when you’re not on speaking terms at the moment. See, Eric has been keeping a pretty big secret: He knows who Woody’s birth father really is…and where he’s been hiding all these years.
With great power comes great sibling rivalry! This winter, you’ll believe two men and one goat can split a one bedroom apartment and still be a credible threat to evil and injustice everywhere when QUANTUM AND WOODY make headlines and take names!

 

X-MEN GRAND DESIGN #1 (OF 2)
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A/CA) Ed Piskor
From Eisner award-winning creator Ed Piskor (Hip-Hop Family Tree) comes a thrilling new series chronicling all of X-Men history! X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN stitches together the most important moments in mutant history, creating a comprehensive narrative celebrating the X-Men’s past, present, and future. The first in a trilogy, GRAND DESIGN returns to Charles Xavier’s assembly of Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel, and Beast! A must for fans looking to brush up on their X-Men lore or as jumping-on point for Marvel’s merry mutants.
Rated T+

 

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BLACK HAMMER TP VOL 02 THE EVENT
DARK HORSE COMICS
(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.
“this the best superhero comic on the stands.” -IGN

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE VS SUICIDE SQUAD TP (REBIRTH)
DC COMICS
(W) Joshua Williamson & Various (A) Jason Fabok & Various (CA) Jason Fabok
JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD is here in this title collecting stories from JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD #1-6, SUICIDE SQUAD #8-10 and JUSTICE LEAGUE #12-13. The Justice League has discovered the existence of the Suicide Squad, and the World’s Greatest Heroes can’t let that stand! But Amanda Waller and Task Force X won’t go down without a fight!

 

SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP TP VOL 04
DC COMICS
(W) Sholly Fisch (A) Dario Brizuela & Various (CA) Dario Brizuela
In these new stories from SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #19-24, the Mystery Inc. gang teams up with Zatanna, Space Ghost, Harley Quinn, Frankenstein Jr., Quick Draw McGraw and Martian Manhunter (but not at the same time)!

 

WONDER WOMAN THE TRUE AMAZON TP
DC COMICS
(W/A/CA) Jill Thompson
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.

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    Here are the comics and graphic novels that caught our attention in this month’s Previews!

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    From the Previews Catalog #358, JULY 2189 (for books arriving mainly in SEPTEMBER 2018)…

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    HEROES IN CRISIS #1
    DC COMICS
    (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?

    BATMAN DAMNED #1
    DC COMICS
    (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.

    BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT TP
    DC COMICS
    (W/A/CA) Sean Murphy
    After years of epic battles, the Dark Knight finally finds a way to cure the twisted mind of his archenemy. The Joker...is now sane. The Clown Prince of Crime has now changed his ways, fighting for good in Gotham City, and it may just cause Batman to go over the edge of his own sanity.
    Writer/artist Sean Murphy takes the helm of this Batman/Joker story like no one else could, delivering an alternative examination of the relationship between the greatest rivals in the DC Universe, exploring the darkest corners of justice and madness. This title is the first collected edition from the new DC Black Label imprint, and includes the entire eight-issue miniseries!

    COVER #1
    DC COMICS
    (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.

    THANOS LEGACY #1
    MARVEL COMICS
    (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!

    CEMETERY BEACH #1
    IMAGE COMICS
    (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.

    MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES HC
    IMAGE COMICS
    (W) Ed Brubaker (A/CA) Sean Phillips
    Teenage Ellie has always had romantic ideas about drug addicts. The tragic, artistic souls drawn to needles and pills have been an obsession since the death of her junkie mother ten years ago. But when Ellie lands in an upscale rehab clinic where nothing is what it appears to be, she'll find another, more dangerous romance... and find out how easily drugs and murder go hand-in-hand.
    MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES is a seductive coming-of-age story, a pop and drug culture-fueled tale of a young girl seeking darkness-and what she finds there. This gorgeous, must-have hardback is the first original graphic novel from ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS, the bestselling creators of CRIMINAL, KILL OR BE KILLED, THE FADE OUT, FATALE, and INCOGNITO.

    ISOLA TP VOL 01
    IMAGE COMICS
    (W) Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl (A/CA) Karl Kerschl, Msassyk
    An evil spell has been cast on the Queen of Maar, and her Captain of the Guard will do anything to reverse it. Their only hope lies on an island half a world away-a place known in myth as Isola, land of the dead.
    Gotham Academy creators BRENDEN FLETCHER and KARL KERSCHL reunite with series colorist MSASSYK and letterer ADITYA BIDIKAR for a breathtaking fantasy adventure two decades in the making.
    Recommended for fans of Studio Ghibli and the work of Hayao Miyazaki.
    Collects ISOLA #1-5

    OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI TP VOL 01
    IMAGE COMICS
    (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?
    Collects OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #1-6

    STRANGER 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.
    Written by award winning comics veteran Jody Houser (Faith, Orphan Black, Mother Panic)
    Based on Will's unseen journey during season 1 of hit Netflix show Stranger Things.

    BATMAN THE MAXX #1
    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).
    First new The Maxx story in more than a decade!

    DICK TRACY DEAD OR ALIVE #1
    IDW PUBLISHING
    (W) Lee Allred, Michael Allred (A) Michael Allred, Rich Tommaso (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!
    Bizarre villains! Crooked cops! Gunfights galore!

    FROM HELL MASTER EDITION #1
    IDW - TOP SHELF
    (W) Alan Moore (A/CA) Eddie Campbell
    Jack is back-and this time, the blood is red.
    "My all-time favorite graphic novel... an immense, majestic work about the Jack the Ripper murders, the dark Victorian world they happen in, and the birth of the 20th century."-Warren Ellis, Entertainment Weekly
    Experience FROM HELL as never seen before: fully restored and in color for the first time!
    Five unsolved murders. Two of the greatest creators in the history of comics. One sprawling conspiracy, one metropolis on the brink of the 20th century, and one bloody-minded Ripper ushering London into the modern age of terror. The award-winning bestseller FROM HELL, often ranked among the greatest graphic novels of all time, takes on haunting new dimensions in FROM HELL: The Master Edition, enhanced with impressionistic hues by Eddie Campbell himself.
    This volume contains the prologue, chapters 1 and 2, and all the original annotations!
    Co-published by Top Shelf Productions (US) and Knockabout (UK)!

    ROLLED AND TOLD #1
    LION FORGE
    (W) E.L. Thomas, Tristan J. Tarwater (A) Max Bare & Various (CA) Naomi Franquiz, Naomi Franquiz
    An all-inclusive gaming experience! Each and every month we bring you a ready-to-play, fun adventure for one of your favorite table top role-playing games. These 64 pages are packed with beautiful illustrations, comics coinciding with each adventure to excite and inspire your players, and helpful articles sure to enhance the game for new and old game masters alike.
    It's time to take to the skies with Rolled & Told! Authors E.L. Thomas and Tristan J. Tarwater have crafted swashbuckling, electrifying, and gravity-defying adventures for your roleplaying group to play. When a gaggle of goblins commandeer a gnomish airship, it's up to the players to work with those gnomes to board the ship and take back what's theirs!

    MARVELOCITY MARVEL COMIC ART ALEX ROSS HC
    PANTHEON BOOKS
    (W/A/CA) Alex Ross
    Thirteen years after his Eisner Award-winning, nationally best-selling Mythology, here is Alex Ross' long-awaited Marvel Comics counterpart, a retrospective celebration of the other half of the comics galaxy that is currently ruling the world: Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, the Avengers, the X-Men, Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and the Fantastic Four. Marvelocity includes more than 50 never-been-published sketches, paintings, photographs and working models, and other preparatory art, and a 14-panel portfolio gallery of Marvel's most beloved characters. And Ross has written a new 10-page story pitting Spider-Man against the Sinister Six, the webslinger's most popular villains, that ends with a stunning twist.
    With an introduction by J. J. Abrams!

    GHOST IN SHELL GLOBAL NEURAL NETWORK HC
    KODANSHA COMICS
    (W) Max Gladstone & Various (A) Giannis Milonogiannis & Various (CA) Stephanie Hans
    Four all-new stories take the cyberpunk classic The Ghost in the Shell to new frontiers in this full-color, hardcover collaboration between original creator Shirow Masamune and some of the world's most innovative comics writers and artists. Featuring stories by Max Gladstone & David Lopez, Alex de Campi & Khoi Pham, Brenden Fletcher & LRNZ, and Genevieve Valentine & Giannis Milonogiannis, with illustrations by Becky Cloonan and more. A crimelord exploits prisoners of war to run a remotely-controlled global strike force, and the investigation reunites Kusanagi with an old friend and pits them both against Chinese security forces. A family see their dead daughter on television, except she looks 15 years younger than she did when she died. The infiltration of anti-cyberization cult calls for Section 9's most "human" members to abandon the support of their enhanced colleagues and do things the old-fashioned way. The stories in Global Neural Network bring a global, 21st-century persepctive to its questions of human identity and the border between mind and machine that made The Ghost in the Shell one of the most revered manga of all time.
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    STARSHIP SAMURAI

    Across the far reaches of the Lotus Galaxy, a civil war is waged by massive machines piloted by skilled warriors. Take your place as daimyo of one of the major clans and fight for your right to the title of Galactic Emperor in Starship Samurai, an epic new game of warring clans for two to four players.

    In this war, you must use diplomacy to bring honor to your clan, earn the support of the lesser clans, and cement your claim to the throne. But when negotiation is not enough, you can launch massive fleets or deploy the most fearsome weapons the galaxy has ever known — the terrifying Samurai Mechs — to crush your enemies and seize key locations. Exert your influence and bring order out of chaos!

    JUNK ORBIT

    Space — the final junkyard. Good thing one planet's trash is another planet's treasure! In Junk Orbit, you're captain of your own scavenger ship, picking up space junk and transporting it to any city that will take it. Launch your junk ... uh, *cargo* ... out of your airlock to propel your ship! Race to deliver your cargo as you navigate the orbits of nearby planets and moons! It's astrodynamics for fun and profit! On your turn, carry out these three steps:

    1. Launch junk — Choose any one junk tile in your cargo hold and move it away from your ship (clockwise or counter-clockwise, your choice) a number of spaces equal to its numeric value. If it reaches its destination city this way, you have made a remote delivery. Otherwise, it simply comes to rest after moving its full distance. It is also possible to hit an enemy ship with launched junk, causing that opponent to discard one junk tile from their cargo.

    2. Move ship — Your ship must now move the same distance that your launched junk did, but in the opposite direction. When your ship reaches a transfer point between location boards, you may choose to switch orbits. If you do, your ship changes direction (from clockwise to counter-clockwise, or vice versa) as it enters the new orbit. If the space your ship lands on is the destination of any junk in your cargo, you have made a direct delivery.

    3. Pick up junk — After moving your ship, pick up all junk tiles present in your current city, adding them to your cargo hold. Then, refill your current city with one new junk tile from the corresponding stack (e.g., if at a Mars city, refill from the Mars stack).

    Each player has their own ship with a unique ship power that breaks the rules above in some way. The end of the game is triggered when a city cannot be refilled because its stack is empty. When this happens, every player gets one final turn, then players tally the values from all of their delivered junk tiles, and whoever has the highest total wins.

    CODENAMES XXL

    Codenames, the multiple-award-winning social word game is becoming an even bigger hit! Czech Games Edition introduces Codenames XXL. The double-sized version of this winner of the 2016 Spiel des Jahres is ready to be enjoyed by larger groups. It provides easier visibility with all the fun of the original. While the original card size in Codenames was 2.6" × 1.7", Codenames XXL contains cards sized 4.7" × 2.8".

    EX LIBRIS

    In Ex Libris, you are a collector of rare and valuable books in a thriving gnomish village. Recently, the Mayor and Village Council have announced an opening for a Grand Librarian: a prestigious (and lucrative) position they intend to award to the most qualified villager! Unfortunately, several of your book collector colleagues (more like acquaintances, really) are also candidates.

    To outshine your competition, you need to expand your personal library by sending your trusty assistants out into the village to find the most impressive tomes. Sources for the finest books are scarce, so you need to beat your opponents to them when they pop up.

    You have only a week before the Mayor's Official Inspector comes to judge your library, so be sure your assistants have all your books shelved! The Inspector is a tough cookie and will use her Official Checklist to grade your library on several criteria including shelf stability, alphabetical order, and variety — and don't think she'll turn a blind eye to books the Council has banned! You need shrewd planning and cunning tactics (and perhaps a little magic) to surpass your opponents and become Grand Librarian!
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