Here are the comics and graphic novels that caught our attention in this month’s Previews!
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From the Previews Catalog #360, SEPTEMBER 2018 (for books arriving mainly in NOVEMBER 2018)…
GREEN LANTERN #1
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Liam Sharp
Superstar writer Grant Morrison (Batman, All-Star Superman) returns to DC alongside red-hot artist Liam Sharp (The Brave AND the Bold, Wonder Woman) to launch a new, ongoing series: THE GREEN LANTERN!
In this debut issue, when Earth’s space cop, Hal Jordan, encounters an alien hiding in plain sight, it sets off a chain of events that rocks the Green Lantern Corps-and quite possibly the Multiverse at large-to its very core. There’s an inter-galactic conspiracy afoot, as well as a traitor in the GL Corps’ ranks, so strap in for more mind-bending adventures in this masterpiece in the making.
(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Dale Eaglesham
The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Dale Eaglesham reunite to launch the first all-new SHAZAM! monthly title set in the DC Universe in almost 20 years! (What took you guys so long?!)
Teenager turned super-hero Billy Batson struggles to balance school and superheroics! (Guess which one is more fun?) But when Shazam unlocks a shocking secret deep within the Rock of Eternity, it challenges everything he knows about the worlds of magic and his family’s future as its champions! Also, witness the bizarre team-up of Dr. Sivana and Mr. Mind as they set off to build a society all their own! Don’t miss the start of an epic run in the making as “Shazam and the Seven Realms” begins!
UNCANNY X-MEN #1
(W) Ed Brisson & Various (A) Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
THE CHILDREN OF THE ATOM ARE BACK!
New ongoing series kicking off with a 10-part weekly epic, the flagship X-Men series that started it all is back and better than ever! Starting with a mysterious and tragic disappearance, the X-Men are drawn into what might be…their final adventure?! X-Fan favorite writers Ed Brisson (EXTERMINATION), Matthew Rosenberg (PHOENIX RESURRECTION) and Kelly Thompson (MR. & MRS. X) and all-star artists Mahmud Asrar (X-MEN RED), R.B. Silva (X-MEN BLUE), Yildiray Cinar (WEAPON X) and Pere Pérez (ROGUE AND GAMBIT) join forces to bring you…X-MEN DISASSEMBLED?!
(W) Eve Ewing (A) Kevin Libranda (CA) Humberto Ramos
THE FORMER STAR OF INVINCIBLE IRON MAN HEADLINES HER OWN SOLO SERIES!
When a group of world leaders is taken hostage by one of Spider-Man’s old foes, Riri Williams will have to step up her game. And she’ll be stunned when someone from back in Sweet Home Chicago enters her life… CHAMPIONS artist Kevin Libranda joins award-winning poet Eve Ewing, as Ironheart steps boldly out of Tony Stark’s shadow to forge her own future!
QUICKSILVER TP NO SURRENDER
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Eric Nguyen (CA) Martin Simmonds
The fastest Avenger of all races straight out of the smash-hit “No Surrender” event and into a psychedelic survival thriller unlike anything you’ve seen before! Quicksilver’s super-speed and abrasive personality have always isolated him, but he’s never been truly alone…until now. Trapped beyond the perception of his friends, family and allies, Pietro must now wage a one-man guerilla war against a monster that he’s not even sure is real – to save a world that he may never be a part of again! But can he protect his sister, the Scarlet Witch, from forces she can’t even perceive? Exhausted and facing an enemy who renders his abilities useless, Pietro must use every trick in his arsenal to save Wanda…but he’s running out of tricks! Is Quicksilver doomed to be lost forever? Collecting QUICKSILVER: NO SURRENDER #1-5.
(W) Skottie Young (A) Jorge Corona (CA) Mike Huddleston
The lands between the coasts are vast, slow to change, and full of hidden magics. Mistakes have been made, and in this NEW ONGOING SERIES, an unwitting adventurer searches for answers to quell a coming storm that knows his name.
From author SKOTTIE YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND, Deadpool) and artist JORGE CORONA (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET, Feathers, Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack) comes the tale of Abel, a young boy who must navigate an old land in order to reconcile his family’s history.
WILLIAM GIBSON ALIEN 3 #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Johnnie Christmas, William Gibson (A) Johnnie Christmas, Tamra Bonvillain (CA) Joe Rivera, Paolo Rivera
This is the official adaptation of the original screenplay for Alien 3, written by William Gibson, the award-winning science fiction author of the cyberpunk cult classic Neuromancer. You’ll see familiar characters and places-but not all is the same in this horrifying Cold War thriller!
After the deadly events of the film Aliens, the spaceship Sulaco carrying the sleeping bodies of Ripley, Hicks, Newt, and Bishop are intercepted by the Union of Progressive Peoples. What the U.P.P forces don’t expect is another deadly passenger that is about to unleash chaos between two governmental titans intent on developing the ultimate cold war weapon of mass destruction.
Based on the original screenplay by Neuromancer’s William Gibson!
Adaptation and art by Johnnie Christmas-co-creator of Margaret Atwood’s Angel Catbird and creator of Image Comics’ Firebug.
Featuring some of the most famous characters in the Alien film canon: Hicks, Bishop, Newt, and Ripley.
“He [Gibson] was able to take the franchise’s existing elements of body horror and blow them out to unspeakably terrifying degrees. He put the aliens in new environments and warped forms. He built out the world of the series without over-explaining or hitting the Cold War metaphors too hard.”-Vulture
DR HORRIBLE BEST FRIENDS FOREVER #0
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Joss Whedon (A) Josep Maria Beroy & Various (CA) Francesco Francavilla
Dr. Horrible is back, and he’s brought his best friend with him… Captain Hammer?
The time-stream has been breached, and who’s to blame but the missus of time herself, Hourglass. But things are a bit peculiar in this seemingly present day with arch nemeses Dr. Horrible and Captain Hammer teaming up! If that’s possible, then what else is?
Revisit the hilarity, wit, and charm of Dr. Horrible in this unbelievable story of preposterous possibilities featuring cameos from some of the series’ most horrible villains.
PROBLEM OF SUSAN AND OTHER STORIES HC
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Neil Gaiman (A) P. Craig Russell & Various (CA) P. Craig Russell
From New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman and Eisner-award winning artist P. Craig Russell, Scott Hampton, and Paul Chadwick comes a fantasy graphic novel anthology of essential Gaiman stories.
Two stories and two poems. All wondrous and imaginative about the tales we tell and experience. Where the incarnations of the months of the year sit around a campfire sharing stories, where an older college professor recounts a Narnian childhood, where the apocalypse unfolds, and where the importance of generational storytelling is seen through the Goldilocks fairytale. These four comic adaptations have something for everyone and are a must for Gaiman fans!
JAMES BOND 007 #1
(W) Greg Pak (A) Marc Laming (CA) Dave Johnson
The ODD JOB epic begins in a new ongoing James Bond comic series by superstars GREG PAK (Planet Hulk, Mech Cadet Yu) and MARC LAMING (Star Wars, Wonder Woman)! Agent 007 tracks a smuggler into Singapore to secure a dangerous case, contents unknown. But a Korean mystery man wants the case as well, for very different reasons. And if Bond and this new rival don’t kill each other, the ruthless terrorist organization known as ORU will be more than happy to finish the job.
(W) Greg Pak (A) Dan McDaid (CA) Lee Garbett
BOOM! Studios, along with visionary writer and director Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Avengers), presents an all-new era of the pop culture phenomenon Firefly , as one of the most demanded stories in the franchise’s history is revealed for the first time! Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds, a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the totalitarian governed Alliance, will undertake any job-legal or not-to stay afloat and keep his crew fed. Find out now how his story began as BOOM! Studios delves into Mal’s past, how he met his first mate Zoe and the real truth about the War of Unification — the intergalactic civil war that divided friend and family alike. Focusing on family, loyalty, identity, and the price of redemption, writer Greg Pak (Mech Cadet Yu, Totally Awesome Hulk) and artist Dan McDaid (Judge Dredd: Mega City Zero) take you back to the battleground where Mal’s journey began.
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Marguerite Sauvage, Jack Morelli (CA) Marguerite Sauvage
A brand new era of ARCHIE begins in this landmark 700th issue of our flagship series! Join the new creative team of writer Nick Spencer (The Amazing Spider-Man) and artist Marguerite Sauvage (DC’s Bombshells) as they take a trip to Riverdale and bring Archie, Betty & Veronica, Jughead, and the rest of the town along for a wild ride complete with new mysteries, new relationships, and much more!
KRAZY BLACK & WHITE WORLD OF GEORGE HERRIMAN SC
(W) Mike Tisserand (A/CA) George Herriman
The creator of the greatest comic strip in history finally gets his due-in an eye-opening biography that lays bare the truth about his art, his heritage, and his life on America’s color line. A native of nineteenth-century New Orleans, George Herriman came of age as an illustrator, journalist, and cartoonist in the boom town of Los Angeles and the wild metropolis of New York, and Herriman’s Krazy Kat cartoons quickly propelled him to fame. Yet underlying his own life was a very private secret: known as “the Greek” for his swarthy complexion and curly hair, Herriman was actually African American. Michael Tisserand brings this little-understood figure to vivid life, paying homage to a visionary artist who helped shape modern culture.