Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected JUNE 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 #391, APRIL 2021 (for books arriving mainly in JUNE 2021)…

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COMPASS #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Mackenzie, Dave Walker (A/CA) Justin Greenwood
GREG RUCKA proudly presents a new direction in adventure with… COMPASS!
Shahidah El-Amin is many things: scholar, cartographer, astronomer, mathematician, scientist, explorer, adventurer, and – when need be – two-fisted fighter. Setting out from Baghdad’s legendary House of Wisdom during the Islamic Golden Age, Shahi’s quest brings her to 13th-century Britain… where the Welsh are whispered to possess the secret of eternal life. But Shahi’s not the only one after it…
Re-teaming from the pages of THE OLD GUARD: TALES THROUGH TIME, writers ROBERT MACKENZIE and DAVE WALKER (LAZARUS SOURCEBOOK) and artist JUSTIN GREENWOOD (Stumptown, THE FUSE, THE LAST SIEGE) take you on a breathless race. Follow the Compass to unlock the secrets of the ancient world!

 

 

JUPITERS LEGACY REQUIEM #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Mark Millar (A) Tommy Lee Edwards
SPECIAL DOUBLE-SIZED ISSUE!
The next chapter in 2021’s Netflix global phenomenon begins here as MARK MILLAR returns for the sequel to one of his most critically acclaimed series. Chloe and Hutch have gotten married and had more children. The superheroes are working in harmony with humanity and creating a perfect world. But all is not well in the Garden of Eden as the Sampson family gets ripped apart and the secrets of the Netflix show’s mysterious island begin to be revealed.

 

SIX SIDEKICKS OF TRIGGERED KEATON #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Kyle Starks (A/CA) Chris Schweizer
For fans of CHEW and ASSASSIN NATION comes a new action-mystery series from Eisner Award nominees CHRIS SCHWEIZER (Crogan Adventures) and KYLE STARKS (SEXCASTLE).
The world’s most unlikable action star has been found dead, and his previous TV sidekicks are looking to solve the mystery. But how can you catch a murderer when almost everyone hated the victim? Now these sidekicks are going to learn what it means to be the stars of the show…that is, if any of them survive the STUNTMAN WAR!

 

 

SPAWN UNIVERSE #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Jim Cheung & Various (CA) J. Scott Campbell
IT’S HERE: THE OFFICIAL INTRODUCTION TO THE LONG-AWAITED SPAWN’S UNIVERSE!
A double-sized issue that begins a storyline so huge that three NEW SPAWN-related monthly titles will spill out from it, including…
A new SPAWN title.
GUNSLINGER SPAWN monthly.
And a new TEAM book bringing a handful of these characters together in their own book.
With this one-shot…the world of SPAWN changes forever! New heroes. New villains, and more importantly, new titles coming to a comic shop near you. Join this list of artists as we unveil a historic moment in the mythology of SPAWN’S UNIVERSE:
JIM CHEUNG
TODD McFARLANE
STEPHEN SEGOVIA
MARCIO TAKARA

 

 

VINYL #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Doug Wagner (A/CA) Daniel Hillyard, Dave Stewart
PLASTIC creators DOUG WAGNER and DANIEL HILLYARD return with Eisner Award winner DAVE STEWART for an unsettling tale of psychopaths, sweet love, and a serial killer named Walter. When Walter’s best friend, the FBI agent charged with his capture, is kidnapped by a death cult of all-female sunflower farmers, Walter finds himself deep within an underground labyrinth filled with secrets and monsters… but are their monsters more horrific than his?

 

 

EIGHTY DAYS HC
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W/A/CA) A.C. Esguerra
CAN LOVE OUTFLY THE SHADOW OF WAR?
Jay wants nothing more than to fly the skies in perfect solitude and with perfect freedom.
Or so he thinks, until he crosses paths with a mysterious thief named Fix whose tricks and charms draw him into the struggle against the looming aviation guild to which Jay owes his very being.
As Jay becomes further entangled in the turbulence of Fix’s cause, each man must learn to navigate shifting allegiances, the fight for freedom, and the greatest adventure of all – love.
Award-winning cartoonist A.C. Esguerra presents an unforgettable debut graphic novel for fans of The Prince and The Dressmaker and The Sacrifice of Darkness, about finding the courage to fight for what you believe in.

 

 

BASILISK #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Jonas Scharf
Who Can Stop The Chimera?
Five individuals bound by a cult-like hivemind, they terrorized small towns with their horrifying supernatural sense-based powers, leaving death and destruction in their wake.
Regan, one of the Chimera, escaped and has been in hiding, with her murderous eyes bound, overcome with guilt.
Until now… when a victim from her past forces her to hunt down the other four of her kind.
New York Times bestselling horror writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County) and artist Jonas Scharf (Avengers Of The Wasteland) reunite to unleash a supernatural horror series for fans of Killadelphia and Stillwater rooted in the way we process the world – our senses.

 

 

GOOD LUCK #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Matthew Erman (A) Stefano Simeone (CA) Jorge Corona
What if Luck was quantifiable, and something everyone was born with?
Everyone, except the Unfortunates – teenagers born with absolutely zero luck. Now with the world mysteriously plunged into chaos and reality itself threatened, they will be our only hope to save the world.
Our last hope is those with no chance of success… the only thing anyone can wish them is Good Luck.
A bold new original series for fans of Seven Secrets and Runaways from Matthew Erman (Long Lost, Power Rangers: Sins of the Future) and Stefano Simeone (Mega Man: Fully Charged) about defying fate against impossible odds.

 

 

SAVE YOURSELF #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Bones Leopard (A/CA) Kelly Matthews, Nichole Matthews
What if Magical Girls weren’t Earth’s champions at all?
Aoe, Thel, and Gen, better known as the Lovely Trio, first burst onto the scene five years ago when they saved Earth from a surprise space monster attack!
Since then, everyone, including Gigi, whose brother died as a bystander in a Lovely Trio battle, idolizes them as superheroic pop icons.
But when Gigi witnesses the Lovely Trio battling a monster firsthand, she sees something that causes her to question everything she thought she ever knew about her heroes!
A magical new series from the team behind Pandora’s Legacy, writer Bones Leopard (Identical) and artists Kelly & Nichole Matthews (Just Beyond), that’s perfect for fans of Sailor Moon and Wynd.

 

 

BLACK HAMMER REBORN #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Caitlin Yarsky
The Eisner Award-winning superhero saga returns in this ongoing series picking up twenty years later with new series artist Caitlin Yarsky.
Now, it’s twenty years later, and Lucy, and the world, have moved on. Living in the suburbs of Spiral City, Lucy is married and has children. But all is not blissful. Her marriage is falling apart, her job has reached a dead end, and for mysterious reasons, she hasn’t picked up the hammer in years. But, as her domestic life begins to crumble, the secrets of the last twenty years, and the reasons Lucy really gave up being Black Hammer, begin to resurface, threatening her family, and the peace she has tried hard to find for herself.

 

 

PARASOMNIA #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Andrea Mutti
From Cullen Bunn (Harrow County) and Andrea Mutti (Prometheus, Starship Down), comes a new dark fantasy tale of two worlds split between dreams and reality.
After his son disappears, a broken-down man braves a nightmarish dreamscape in order to find him-and battle the ruthless cult that seeks to rule the land of dreams as the barrier between realities starts to collapse.

 

 

WORST DUDES #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Aubrey Sitterson (A/CA) Tony Gregori
The book so dirty it’ll turn your other comics yellow! A dirty cop, a drugged-up back-up dancer, and an angsty adolescent god; the absolute worst dudes in the galaxy are on a raunch-filled hunt for a missing pop star. It’s a hilarious, aggressively weird, willfully vulgar detective story from noted reprobates Aubrey Sitterson (No One Left to Fight, The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling) and Tony Gregori (Deuce of Hearts, Karma Police).

 

 

BARBARIC #1
VAULT COMICS
(W) Michael Moreci (A/CA) Nathan Gooden
Owen the Barbarian has been cursed to do good with what remains of his life. His bloodthirsty weapon, Axe, has become his moral compass with a drinking problem. Together they wander the realm, foredoomed to help any who seek assistance. But there is one thing Owen hates more than a life with rules: Witches.
Welcome to the skull-cracking, blood-splattering, mayhem-loving comic brave enough to ask: How can a man sworn to do good do so much violence? Hah! F***ing with you. It’s just … BARBARIC.

 

 

BUNNY MASK #1
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Paul Tobin (A/CA) Andrea Mutti
A new horror series from the creator of the Eisner-nominated Colder!
Sealed in a cave before the dawn of man, released by a crazed madman, Bunny Mask walks our world once more. But for what dark purpose does she use her unnatural powers? And what’s her connection to Bee Foster, a young girl murdered by her father fourteen years ago? In order to save his life – and his sanity – one man will have to discover the truth of what waits behind the mask.
Writer Paul Tobin (Colder) and artist Andrea Mutti (MANIAC OF NEW YORK, Hellblazer) unleash an eons old legend upon an unsuspecting world – one that’ll make your most horrific nightmare feel like a walk in the park!

 

 

OUT OF BODY #1
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Peter Miligan (A/CA) Inaki Miranda
When Dan Collins wakes to finds his life hanging by a thread, he must use his astral projection to discover who tried to kill him. Who is the beautiful mystic who tries to help him? Why does August Fryne want Dan’s soul – and what does it have to do with a demon who seems to be Do-rian Gray? A weird, occult detective thriller about life, death – and whatever lies in between.
From award-winning comic book writer Peter Milligan (X-Force, X-Statix) and artistic sensation Inaki Miranda (WE LIVE, Harley Quinn) comes an awesome new dimension in horror and mystery!

 

 

SEVEN SWORDS #1
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Evan Daugherty (A) Riccardo Mattina (CA) Andy Clarke
A weary and jaded D’Artagnan is drawn into a final conflict with the wicked Cardinal Richelieu, whose ruthless quest for power has led him to the supernatural. But the Last Musketeer can’t defeat these infernal enemies alone.
To save the world, he’ll need to join forces with seven iconic swashbuckling heroes: Don Juan, Captain Blood, Cyrano de Bergerac, to name a few. SEVEN SWORDS, who must overcome their host of differences and work together if they have any hope of thwarting Richelieu’s diabolical plans.
From writer EVAN DAUGHERTY (writer of films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Divergent and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and illustrator Riccardo Mattina comes high adventure with a cutting edge!

 

 

MOTHS #1
ARTISTS WRITERS & ARTISANS INC
(W) J. Michael Straczynski (A/CA) Mike Choi
Emily Kai has immense power inside her. However, the moment she taps into it a clock starts. She will have only six months to live. As Emily enters into this journey, she contemplates how to use her gifts to bring beauty into the world in the limited time she has to use them.

 

 

PROVIDENCE COMPENDIUM TP
AVATAR PRESS INC
(W) Alan Moore (A/CA) Jacen Burrows
Finally, the complete Alan Moore masterpiece in one 480 page tome – the PROVIDENCE COMPENDIUM! Providence is Alan Moore’s quintessential horror series! In it, he weaves and reinvents the works of H.P. Lovecraft through historical events. It is both a sequel and prequel to Neonomicon. The PROVIDENCE COMPENDIUM is the complete series, all twelve issues by Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows, in one 480 page volume.

 

 

1984 THE GRAPHIC NOVEL
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY
(W) George Orwell (A/CA) Fido Nesti
One of the most influential books of the twentieth century gets the graphic treatment in this first-ever adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984. In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called the Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. With evocative, immersive art from Fido Nesti, this vision of George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece provides a new perspective for longtime fans but is also an accessible entry point for young readers and adults who have yet to discover the iconic story that is still so relevant today.

 

 

FRANK PE LITTLE NEMO HC
MAGNETIC PRESS INC.
(W/A/CA) Frank Pe
The classic comic strip character Little Nemo, created by the legendary Windsor McCay in 1905, is given brand new life through a collection of beautiful and whimsical new adventures by celebrated author Frank Pe.

 

 

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE EIGHTH GRADE WITCH TP
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) E.L. Thomas, Andrew E. C. Gaska (A) Valerio Chiola
Choose your own adventure as Rabbit, the new kid on the block, enters a ghoulish world of nightmares, witches, and ghosts. As Rabbit, readers will get to choose which adventure–or nightmare–they’ll embark on. From learning about the mysterious witch Prudence Deadly to trouncing through spooky graveyards to meeting ghostly ancestors or channeling some witchcraft with classmates, no one path leads to the same destination. Will you choose a path that leads to the light? Or will the path you choose lead to a gruesome end? You get to decide!

 

 

GAMMA FLIGHT #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Al Ewing, Crystal Frasier (A) Lan Medina (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
SPINNING OUT OF IMMORTAL HULK, BRUCE BANNER’S GAMMA-POWERED ALLIES GO ON THE RUN!
Gamma Flight had one job: Find and stop the Hulk. But when push came to smash, they sided with the Green Goliath-and the human world intends to make them regret it. Puck, Absorbing Man, Titania, Doc Sasquatch, Dr. Charlene McGowan and a horribly changed Rick Jones are fugitives from every known authority-but a team that full of gamma is bound to break before long. Al Ewing, Crystal Frasier and Lan Medina mastermind a whole new world of gamma!

 

 

PREDATOR #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Ed Brisson (A) Kev Walker (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
HUNT. KILL. REPEAT.
In the near future, a young girl sees her family slaughtered by the deadliest and most feared hunter in the universe: a PREDATOR. Years later, though her ship is barely holding together and food is running short, Theta won’t stop stalking the spaceways until the Yautja monster who killed her family is dead…or she is. Ed Brisson (IRON FIST, GHOST RIDER) and Kev Walker (DR. STRANGE, DOCTOR APHRA) forge a violent, heartbreaking, unforgettable new chapter in the PREDATOR saga not to be missed!

 

 

BATMAN REPTILIAN #1
DC COMICS
(W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) Liam Sharp
What strikes fear into the hearts of those who terrorize Gotham? It used to be Batman, but something far more frightening than a mere man stalks the shadows—and it’s after Gotham’s villains. How savage must a monster be to haunt the dreams of monsters? Pick up this dark and bone-chilling tale by comics legends Garth Ennis and Liam Sharp to find out!

 

 

NICE HOUSE ON THE LAKE #1
DC COMICS
(W) James Tynion IV (A/CA) Alvaro Martinez Bueno
Everyone who was invited to the house knows Walter—well, they know him a little, anyway. Some met him in childhood; some met him months ago. And Walter’s always been a little…off. But after the hardest year of their lives, nobody was going to turn down Walter’s invitation to an astonishingly beautiful house in the woods, overlooking an enormous sylvan lake. It’s beautiful, it’s opulent, it’s private—so a week of putting up with Walter’s weird little schemes and nicknames in exchange for the vacation of a lifetime? Why not? All of them were at that moment in their lives when they could feel themselves pulling away from their other friends; wouldn’t a chance to reconnect be…nice? With Something Is Killing The Children and The Department of Truth, James Tynion IV has changed the face of horror in modern comics — now get ready for his most ambitious story yet, alongside his Detective Comics partner Álvaro Martínez Bueno!

 

 

SUPERGIRL WOMAN OF TOMORROW #1
DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Bilquis Evely
Kara Zor-El has seen some epic adventures over the years, but finds her life without meaning or purpose. Here she is, a young woman who saw her planet destroyed and was sent to Earth to protect a baby cousin who ended up not needing her. What was it all for? Wherever she goes, people only see her through the lens of Superman’s fame. Just when Supergirl thinks she’s had enough, everything changes. An alien girl seeks her out for a vicious mission. Her world has been destroyed, and the bad guys responsible are still out there. She wants revenge, and if Supergirl doesn’t help her, she’ll do it herself, whatever the cost. Now a Kryptonian, a dog, and an angry, heartbroken child head out into space on a journey that will shake them to their very core.

 

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