Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected JULY 2021!

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

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From the Previews Catalog #392, MAY 2021 (for books arriving mainly in JULY 2021)…

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MOM MOTHER OF MADNESS #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Emilia Clarke, Marguerite Bennett (A) Leila Leiz (CA) Jo Ratcliffe
Game of Thrones superstar EMILIA CLARKE debuts an EXTRA-LENGTH, THREE-ISSUE MINISERIES! The mayhem begins with Maya, under-the-weather scientist by day, over-the-top superhero by night, and badass single mom 24/7. Deadpool action and Fleabag comedy collide when Maya activates her freakish superpowers to take on a secret sect of human traffickers. Mature readers only! Comedy and chaos await in the first of three 40-page issues by the glamorous artist of Horde, LEILA LEIZ!

 

 

MIRKA ANDOLFO SWEET PAPRIKA #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Mirka Andolfo
Paprika is a successful businesswoman, a New Yorker of Italian origin. Job and career consume her, forcing her to neglect her personal needs as well as her friends and family. Her heart is broken from a previous relationship and its consequences, and a rigid upbringing has made her a very introverted person. She wants a romantic relationship, but she doesn’t know what she’s doing. Not like Dill, a naïve and suave delivery boy with an angelic attitude, handsome, and always surrounded by beautiful women falling for him. He doesn’t have a worry in the world, and this makes Paprika very nervous. But he’s the guy who could help her with her feelings (and with… sex). Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Sex and the City, with a pinch of The Devil Wears Prada in the new international hit by acclaimed creator MIRKA ANDOLFO (UNNATURAL, MERCY).

 

 

ORDINARY GODS #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Kyle Higgins (A) Felipe Watanabe (CA) Felipe Watanabe & Various
For fans of THE OLD GUARD and GOD COUNTRY comes the extra-length first issue of a centuries-spanning action epic from writer KYLE HIGGINS (RADIANT BLACK) and artist FELIPE WATANABE (The Flash)!
The Luminary. The Prodigy. The Brute. The Trickster. The Innovator. Five gods from a realm beyond our own, leaders in the “War of Immortals.” Aleast, they were – before they were trapped, sent to a planet made into a prison, forced into an endless cycle of human death and reincarnation. Christopher is 22. He’s got two loving parents and a 12-year-old sister. He works at a paint store. He’s in therapy. He’s one of the Five. Which means, in order to save everyone he cares about, Christopher will have to reconnect with his past lives and do the unthinkable: become a god again.

 

 

SYPHON #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Patrick Meaney, Mohsen Ashraf (A) Jeff Edwards, John Kalisz
When a fast-living EMT is entrusted with the power to sense and siphon pain from others, Sylas is presented with a new purpose: to ease the misery of those around him. But the more he uses this gift, the more it curses him with carrying the burdens of others’ pain. And it soon attracts the attention of mysterious forces who covet the power for themselves, forcing Sylas to decide whether he will continue his mission or revert to his old ways.
Comic book documentarian PATRICK MEANEY (Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods, The Image Revolution) teams up with artist JEFF EDWARDS (G.I. Joe) with a story by MOHSEN ASHRAF for a creator-owned noir fantasy.

 

 

MAWRTH VALLIIS TP
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) EPHK
During a skirmish with an opposing Martian faction, a fighter pilot disobeys orders to pursue a fleeing foe. Guided by her determination and curiosity, she is led into a dangerous chase through Mars’s forbidden valley where she will be confronted with the red planet’s darkest of secrets. A fast-paced, 128-page, full-color, pocket-format, sci-fi adventure through Mars’s mysteries all told in its original Martian form.

 

 

LAST BOOK YOULL EVER READ #1
VAULT COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Leila Leiz
Civilization is a lie. Hidden deep in our genes is the truth. And it is slowly clawing its way to the surface. Olivia Kade knows the truth, and she has become the prophet of the coming collapse. Her book, SATYR, is an international bestseller, and it is being blamed for acts of senseless violence and bloodshed all over the world. Olivia’s own life is in danger from those who have read her work. Determined to conduct a book tour, she hires security professional Connor Wilson to act as her bodyguard. She only has one requirement: he cannot read her work.

 

 

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE REVELATION #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Kevin Smith & Various (A) Mindy Lee (CA) Stjepan Sejic
This is the official comic book prequel to the upcoming Netflix television show written by Executive Producers Kevin Smith and Rob David and episode writer Tim Sheridan and featuring art by Mindy Lee (Crimson Lotus).
Following a vicious Orlax attack on his father King Randor, He-Man learns the creature is linked to the origin of the sword of power. To save Randor and put an end to the chaos He-Man embarks on an epic journey that pits him against his longtime foes Skeletor and Evil-Lyn, and sees Teela take the reins of a powerful legacy.
The official prequel to the upcoming Netflix show!

 

 

GROO MEETS TARZAN #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Mark Evanier, Sergio Aragones (A/CA) Sergio Aragones, Tom Yeates
The team behind the hit Groo the Wanderer series goes to Comic-Con, finding inspiration not only in their enthusiastic fans but in their fellow creators, too-especially those working on Tarzan comics. Sergio Aragonés finds a way to introduce the two characters to each other, and so Tarzan, the lord of the jungle, is set on a path that will lead him to Groo, the master of cheese dip. Also includes the return of the Rufferto backup strips!
Groo and Tarzan return to Dark Horse in this exciting crossover!

 

 

SAVAGE HEARTS #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Aubrey Sitterson (A/CA) Jed Dougherty
She’s a brawny barbarian bruiser with a broken heart; he’s a lonely beastman who talks to dinosaurs. What happens when they team up against an evil sorcerer? Action, comedy, and romance in this all-new jungle fantasy romcom from Aubrey Sitterson (No One Left to Fight, The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling) and Jed Dougherty (World’s Finest, Harley Quinn, Justice League: Future’s End).
Includes the special print single issue-exclusive back-up No Kings, No Masters by Aubrey Sitterson and Goran Gligovic!

 

 

CHIVALRY HC
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Neil Gaiman (A/CA) Colleen Doran
A delightfully humorous and sweet fantasy story brought to you by from the Eisner-award winning team of Snow, Glass, Apples: Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran!
An elderly British widow buys what turns out to be the Holy Grail from a second-hand shop setting her off on an epic visit from an ancient knight who lures her with ancient relics in hope for winning the cup.
From the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, Nebula award-winning, and New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman (American Gods) comes this graphic novel adaptation by Colleen Doran (Troll Bridge, Snow, Glass, Apples)!

 

 

MAMO #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W/A/CA) Sas Milledge
BOOM! Studios is proud to showcase the incredible artistic vision of Sas Milledge!
Can Orla O’Reilly embrace her destiny in order to bridge the divide between humanity and the faerie world?
Orla, the youngest in a long line of hedge witches, finds herself pulled back to her hometown after the death of her grandmother – Mamo.
Without Mamo managing magical relationships between the townsfolk and the fae, the seas are impossible to fish, the crops have soured… and Jo Manalo’s attic has been taken over by a poltergeist!
Now, Orla and Jo will both be pulled into worlds they never wanted to be part of. Can the two girls work together to save the town?
Sas Milledge (The Lost Carnival: A Dick Grayson Graphic Novel) debuts her first original series perfect for fans of The Last Witch and Sabrina The Teenage Witch that answers the question of how we all reconcile our responsibilities with our dreams for our own future.

 

 

MOUSE GUARD OWLHEN CAREGIVER #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) David Petersen (A) David Peterson (CA) David Petersen
Which of life’s biggest lessons can be learned from the smallest amongst us?
A young mouse learns that compassion and kindness are the great virtues in “The Owlhen Caregiver.” “Piper the Listener” finds a brave mouse venturing into wild country to learn the tongues of other beasts. And a grizzled oldfur shares the lesson of putting a whisker out too far in “The Wild Wolf.”
Three poignant tales mark creator David Petersen’s return to his beloved Eisner and Harvey Award-winning series in this self-contained special.

 

 

DARK BLOOD #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) LaToya Morgan (A) Walt Barna (CA) Valentine De Landro
What if you were given the power to change the course of history?
Alabama, 1955. Avery Aldridge is an ordinary young Black man. A decorated World War II veteran, Avery provides for his wife and daughter.
But wounds of the past have a way of coming back, and Avery Aldridge will soon discover he is anything but ordinary…
After a run-in awakens strange new abilities, Avery’s about to become more powerful than he could have ever dared to dream… in a country and society that never wanted him to have any power.
A bold, evocative genre-bending saga by screenwriter LaToya Morgan (AMC’s The Walking Dead, Into The Badlands) and rising star artist Walt Barna (The Osiris Path) perfect for fans of Department of Truth and Bitter Root!

 

 

BRZRKR TP VOL 01
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt (A) Ron Garney (CA) Rafael Grampá
A WAR WITH NO END, A MAN WITH NO LIMITS.
The man known only as B. is half-mortal and half-God, cursed and compelled to violence…even at the sacrifice of his sanity.
But after centuries, B. may have finally found a refuge – working for the U.S. government to fight the battles too violent and too dangerous for anyone else.
In exchange, B. will be granted the one thing he desires: the truth about his endless blood-soaked existence…and how to end it.
Keanu Reeves makes his comic book writing debut alongside New York Times bestselling co-writer Matt Kindt (Folklords, Grass Kings) and acclaimed artist Ron Garney (Juggernaut) in a brutally violent new series about one immortal warrior’s fight through the ages.

 

 

NINJAK #1
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Jeff Parker (A) Javier Pulido (CA) David Nakayama
Out of the shadows and into the spotlight… the world’s greatest superspy has been exposed!
Colin King is Ninjak and he has a target on his back like never before. With enemies lurking around every corner, how will Ninjak survive when there’s nowhere left to hide and the world is gunning for him?
Hang onto your hats, folks! Jeff Parker and Javier Puildo are about to take you on a non-stop thrill ride.

 

 

BEYOND THE BREACH #1
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Ed Brisson (A/CA) Damian Couceiro
Life sucks for Vanessa. Her mother just died and her boyfriend is cheating on her (with her own sister!). To clear her mind, Vanessa is taking the California road-trip that she’s been dreaming about for years.
Her postcard-perfect drive through old growth forests quickly turns when THE BREACH hits. A bizarre anomaly in the sky plunges California into a nightmare-world populated with strange, extra-dimensional creatures. Now Vanessa, along with Dougie, an orphaned child, and Kai, a strange, fuzzball of a beast, must fight to survive if they ever hope to make it back home. If there’s even a home to return to.
Written by Ed Brisson (Uncanny X-Men, Ghost Rider, Old Man Logan) and illustrated by Damian Couceiro (Old Man Logan, Iron Fist, X-Force), BEYOND THE BREACH is a fantastical sci-fi road trip adventure about perseverance and finding family in unexpected places.

 

 

CLANS OF BELARI #1
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Rob Blackie, Peter Blackie (A) Daniel Maine (CA) Andy Clarke
PRIMARY LAWS OF THE BELARI SYSTEM:
1.) No person or Clan may exit the system.
2.) No person or Clan may do the Designated Work of another Clan.
3.) Clans may not merge.
4.) Any person that breaks a Primary Law shall be made Outcast.
On the far side of the galaxy, an isolated branch of humanity is trapped in a feudal dystopia. Oder is maintained by a system of oppression, until an orphaned girl and her incorrigible adoptive father sow the seeds of a revolution and unite the clans against a fearsome alien threat.
From Rob Blackie and Peter Blackie (creators and writers of Netflix’s historical action-adventure series, Frontier) and artist Daniel Maine comes this vast and enthralling sci-fi adventure.

 

 

BERMUDA #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) John Layman (A/CA) Nick Bradshaw
Presenting a fantastic new adventure by New York Times best selling and multiple-Eisner award winning writer John Layman (Chew, Detective) and eye-popping, mind-blowing art by Nick Bradshaw (Spider-Man, Wolverine).
There’s a region in the Atlantic Ocean where planes disappear, ships are lost, and traveling souls go missing… never to be heard from again. And there’s an island within this place, mysterious and uncharted, untouched by time and civilization, where all who are lost end up-human or other! Bermuda lives here. She’s 16, scrappy, and living on this insane and wondrous jungle island-fighting at every turn to survive-is the only life she has ever known. She can handle the dinosaurs, the pirates, the crazed soldiers, dark magicians, and strange monsters. But the weird new kid who washes ashore just may be the biggest challenge Bermuda has ever faced-as he drags her along on a perilous rescue mission she wants no part of… and he’s likely to be the death of both of them!

 

 

AMAZING FANTASY #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W/A/CA) Kaare Andrews
EXPERIENCE THESE HEROES LIKE NEVER BEFORE!
Red Room Black Widow, teenage Spider-Man, World War II Captain America – the most iconic versions of your favorite Marvel characters from across time and space all wake up on an island of intrigue, darkness and…Amazing Fantasy. Are they dead? Are they dreaming? Or have they truly been transported to another fantastical realm? And is there any way for them to return home?
This isn’t just a love letter to your favorite Marvel eras, it’s a reinvestment in the seminal characters you’ve always loved, plucked from their quintessential timelines. Brought to you by KAARE ANDREWS, this is the one you’ve been waiting for, True Believers… It’s one Amazing Fantasy for the ages!

 

 

X-MEN #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Pepe Larraz
THESE X-MEN ARE… FEARLESS!
The heroes of Krakoa are here to save the planet! Things might be complicated between the nation of Krakoa and the rest of the world, but to the X-MEN, things are simple – you do what’s right, you protect those who need protecting and you save the world we all share. Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Sunfire, Rogue, Wolverine, Synch and Polaris are the chosen champions of mutantkind, and they will not shrink from any battle for their home planet. Writer Gerry Duggan (MARAUDERS, DEADPOOL, UNCANNY AVENGERS) reteams with superstar artist Pepe Larraz (HOUSE OF X, X OF SWORDS, UNCANNY AVENGERS) to chart the course of the X-Men in a world of the Reign of X!

 

 

MOON KNIGHT #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jed MacKay (A) Alessandro Cappuccio (CA) Steve McNiven
I AM MOON KNIGHT!
The mysterious Mr. Knight has opened his Midnight Mission, his people petitioning for protection from the weird and horrible. The Moon Knight stalks the rooftops and alleys marked with his crescent moon tag, bringing violence to any who would harm his people. Marc Spector, in whichever guise he dons, is back on the streets, a renegade priest of an unworthy god. But while Khonshu languishes in a prison that Moon Knight put him in, Moon Knight must still observe his duty: protecting those who travel at night.
Let it be known – Moon Knight will keep the faith.

 

 

EXTREME CARNAGE ALPHA
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Manuel Garcia (CA) Dave Rapoza
VIOLENCE RUNS IN THE FAMILY!
As the dust continues to settle after the species-redefining KING IN BLACK saga, Eddie Brock and his son, Dylan, won’t be the only ones learning to adjust to a new normal. Collectively called the Life Foundation, symbiotes SCREAM, PHAGE, RIOT, LASHER and AGONY have tried to reconcile the sometimes-noble intentions of their hosts with their often-bloodthirsty impulses.
But the Life Foundation symbiotes aren’t the only ones with a part to play in this story, and they aren’t the only symbiotes who find themselves reinvented after KING IN BLACK. They have an older sibling who may be reinvented in its own right: CARNAGE.

 

 

SINISTER WAR #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Bryan Hitch
DOCTOR OCTOPUS IS BACK! AND THE SINISTER WAR HAS BEGUN!
Ock’s got a new Sinister Six and if you think he’s thought big in the past, think again. What Ock DOESN’T know is that the VULTURE has a sextet of his own: THE SAVAGE SIX! It’s an all-out WAR between two of the greatest villains in the Marvel Universe, and the only person they hate more than each other is SPIDER-MAN! Spidey’s in deep trouble with the toughest battle that he’s ever faced. Nick Spencer and Mark Bagley team up for this epic Spider-Man story guaranteed to shock readers everywhere!

 

 

STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC TP VOL 01 THERE IS NO FEAR
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Cavan Scott (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Phil Noto
A new era of Star Wars storytelling begins! Journey back to the High Republic – the golden age of the Jedi! Centuries before the Empire and the Skywalker saga, the Jedi are at their height, protecting the galaxy as Republic pioneers push out into new territories. But as the frontier prepares for the dedication of the majestic Starlight Beacon, the Padawan named Keeve Trennis faces the ultimate choice: Will she complete her Jedi trials, or rescue the innocent from disaster? And can she trust her closest ally? Hutts, Rancors, Gamorreans and far less familiar faces await in a tale of belonging and betrayal set in a rich and vast world of new Jedi! Prepare to experience new worlds! New ships! And new evils to fight – including the terrifying Nihil and a creeping alien horror!

 

 

SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL #1
DC COMICS
(W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) John Timms
Jonathan Kent has experienced a lot in his young life. He’s traveled the galaxies with his Kryptonian grandfather and lived in the future with the Legion of Super-Heroes, who were intent on training him for the day his father, Clark Kent, could no longer be Superman. There is a hole in the Legion’s history that prevents Jon from knowing exactly when that will happen, but all signs point to it being very soon. It’s time for the son to wear the cape of his father and bear the symbol of hope that has told the world who Superman really is. Join writer Tom Taylor (Nightwing, DCeased) and artist John Timms (Infinite Frontier) as they usher in a whole new era for the House of El!

 

 

SUPERMAN AND THE AUTHORITY #1
DC COMICS
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Mikel Janin
Sometimes even Superman finds a task almost impossible. Sometimes even the Last Son of Krypton needs to enlist help. Some tasks require methods and heroes that don’t scream Justice League. So Clark Kent, the Metropolis Marvel, seeks out Manchester Black, the most dastardly of rogues, to form an all-new Authority tasked with taking care of some business on the sly. Not only will Black know the right candidates for the team, but if Superman can make him behave himself and act in service of the greater good, then he’ll prove literally anyone can be a hero! They’ll have to move quickly, however, as the Ultra-Humanite forms his own team to take out the Man of Steel. This new limited series helps launch an all-new Superman status quo, setting up story elements that reverberate across both Action Comics and Superman: Son of Kal-El in the months to come. And not only is Superman putting together a superstar team, but it takes superstars to tell the tale: Grant Morrison (The Green Lantern, All-Star Superman) and Mikel Janin (Batman, Future State: Superman: Worlds of War)!

 

 

SUICIDE SQUAD GET JOKER #1 (BLACK LABEL)
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Azzarello (A) Alex Maleev, Matt Hollingsworth (CA) Alex Maleev
Critically acclaimed and bestselling author Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned) and Eisner Award-winning art legend Alex Maleev (Batman: No Man’s Land) collaborate for the first time in this three-issue, oversize, Prestige plus format Suicide Squad series pitting Red Hood, Harley Quinn, Firefly, and more of DC’s most villainous criminals against The Joker. When Task Force X’s Amanda Waller sets her sights on Batman’s greatest foe, she enlists the Dark Knight’s former partner Jason Todd to track down the Clown Prince of Crime and put an end to his mad reign of terror.

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