Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected SEPTEMBER 2019!

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

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From the Previews Catalog #370, JULY 2019 (for books arriving mainly in SEPTEMBER 2019)…

 

SPIDER-MAN #1 BY JJ ABRAMS
MARVEL COMICS
(W) J.J. Abrams, Henry Abrams (A) Sara Pichelli (CA) Olivier Coipel
WHO IS CADAVEROUS?!
The most shocking and incredible comic of 2019 is here as J.J. ABRAMS (STAR WARS, STAR TREK, SUPER 8) and his son HENRY ABRAMS are joined by superstar artist SARA PICHELLI (MILES MORALES, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) team up for SPIDER-MAN! What do they have planned for Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson?! Who is Cadaverous?! The Modern Master of Mystery Makes His Marvel this September!

 

 

 

 

KING THOR #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Esad Ribic
SUPERSTARS JASON AARON & ESAD RIBIC CONCLUDE THEIR EPIC THOR STORY!
The creators of the legendary THOR: GOD OF THUNDER series that kicked off one of the most epic runs in Marvel history are back together for one last ride with the almighty Lord of Asgard! Seven years ago, Jason and Esad introduced the Thor of the far future, All-Father of a broken realm and a dying universe, as he stood in battle against the Butcher of Gods, wielder of All-Black the Necrosword. Now that nefarious blade has returned, in the hands of Thor’s all-time greatest enemy – his brother, Loki – for one final, cataclysmic showdown. Behold the book no comics fan should miss – the celebration of the end of a truly Marvelous era.

 

 

 

 

NEW MUTANTS WAR CHILDREN #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Chris Claremont (A/CA) Bill Sienkiewicz
STRONG AND FREE!
Don’t miss this momentous event as legendary creators CHRIS CLAREMONT and BILL SIENKIEWICZ reunite with Magik, Wolfsbane, Cannonball, Cypher, Mirage, Karma, and Sunspot to share this never before told story of the New Mutants’ past! When Warlock experiences a nightmare, he begins going haywire, and it’s up to his friends to save him! But as Warlock grows more frenzied, they should be worrying about being able to save themselves…and doubly so when Magik’s inner demon, Darkchylde, threatens to break free! Also, a special guest appearance by none other than Kitty Pryde!

 

 

 

HARLEEN #1
DC COMICS
(W/A/CA) Stejpan Sejic
“The road to hell is paved with good intentions. On that road I saw a pale man, and he smiled at me…” Dr. Harleen Quinzel has discovered a revolutionary cure for the madness of Gotham City-she just needs to prove it actually works. But with the criminal justice and mental health establishments united against her, the brilliant young psychologist must take drastic measures to save Gotham from itself. Witness Harleen’s first steps on a doomed quest that will give birth to the legendary super-villain Harley Quinn in this stunning reimagining of Harley and The Joker’s twisted and tragic love affair by visionary storyteller Stjepan Šejic (AQUAMAN: UNDERWORLD, SUICIDE SQUAD, Sunstone).

 

 

 

 

LEGION OF SUPER HEROES MILLENNIUM #1
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Jim Lee & Various (CA) Ryan Sook
Brought to you by some of comics’ greatest talents, this epic story spans the course of 1,000 years and, for the very first time, connects all of DC’s future timelines! Starring the unlikeliest of DC heroes as she learns to cope with newfound immortality and roams through the disparate societies of Batman Beyond, Kamandi and Tommy Tomorrow, wrestling with her own inner demons and desperately trying to find her purpose in an ever-changing world. Do not miss this truly unique take on tomorrow’s DC Universe, all leading up to a special launch on the millennium!

 

 

 

 

FLASH FORWARD #1
DC COMICS
(W) Scott Lobdell (A) Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund (CA) Evan Shaner
His name is Wally West-and he was the Fastest Man Alive. That is, until the Multiverse was rewritten without him or his family in it. Wally returned and tried to make it work, but the damage was done. Spinning out of the events of HEROES IN CRISIS, follow the man who called himself Flash on an adventure to find redemption in a cosmos that has fought so hard to destroy him.

 

 

 

 

INFERIOR FIVE #1
DC COMICS
(W) Keith Giffen, Jeff Lemire (A) Jeff Lemire & Various (CA) Keith Giffen, Michelle Delecki
The citizens of Dangerfield, Arizona, are beset by strange goings-on after the “Invasion” that rocked the DC Universe, but only five misfit kids seem to notice them. Can they uncover what’s happening before some sinister force collects them all? Find out in this new miniseries! And in the backup feature with story and art by Jeff Lemire, the Peacemaker is on a top-secret mission from Checkmate and Amanda Waller to find a mysterious weapon before the Russians can.

 

 

 

 

DOOMSDAY CLOCK HC PART 01
DC COMICS
(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Gary Frank
Something is amiss in the DC Universe. Following the events of DC Universe: Rebirth and Batman/The Flash: The Button, Geoff Johns and Gary Frank reunite to rewrite the past and future of the DC Universe in a story hailed as a masterpiece!
Seven years after the events of Watchmen, Adrian Veidt has been exposed as the murderer of millions. Now a fugitive, he has come up with a new plan to save his once-adoring world: find Dr. Manhattan. Alongside a new Rorschach and the deadly Mime and Marionette, he arrives in the DC Universe and finds it on the brink of collapse. International tensions are running rampant with the Supermen Theory implicating the U.S. government in creating superhumans to maintain global dominance! But what is Dr. Manhattan doing in the DC Universe? Find out in these stories from DOOMSDAY CLOCK #1-6!


NOVEMBER HC VOL 01
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Elsa Charretier
The lives of three women intersect in a dark criminal underground. As fire and violence tears through their city over the course of a single day and night, they find that their lives are bound together by one man-who seems to be the cause of it all.
One night. One city. Three women. NOVEMBER: the first in a sequence of three graphic novellas by MATT FRACTION (SEX CRIMINALS, Hawkeye) and ELSA CHARRETIER (Star Wars, Infinite Loop), with colors by MATT HOLLINGSWORTH and exquisitely crafted lettering by cartoonist KURT ANKENY.

 

 

 

 

PRETTY DEADLY: THE RAT #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A/CA) Emma Rios
KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (BITCH PLANET, Captain Marvel) and EMMA RÍOS (MIRROR, I.D.) begin a new chapter in the dark and deadly golden era of Hollywood.
Select praise for PRETTY DEADLY:
“Pretty Deadly going to old Hollywood is the best turn this dark fable has taken yet. One of my favorite comics, aiming right at my jugular. I can’t wait for more.” -Ed Brubaker
“With its poetry and violence, there’s nothing like this. Cherish it.” -Kieron Gillen
“This weird western saga gleefully, dreamily fuses a Greek chorus, spaghetti westerns, American trickster tales and creepy Japanese shoujo (girls’) manga. At the core of it, however, is a masterpiece of mythopoeism that many literary fantasists struggle to emulate.” -N.K. Jemisin, NYT Book Review
“A ferocious series of powerful characters born of gorgeous art. It is Sergio Leone crossed with Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, a hellish yet alluring mix of epic mythology from the ancient poets, the relentlessly unforgiving fairy tales of the Old World, and the blood-soaked folklore of the Old West.” -Tor.com
“From the moment you crack open its pages, you’re transported into a world as fantastical as any fairy tale and as haunting as any ghost story. Pretty Deadly represents genre-bending to the point of breakage in the best possible way.” -IGN
“It’s ambitious and challenging…under a facade of violence and sacrifice. Rios’s art is lush and detailed, and is more than capable of keeping up with the far-reaching story.” -Publishers Weekly
“Pretty Deadly, one of the most fascinating comics published today, is a magical realist genre-bender that began as a Sergio Leone-style Western, but has transformed into a grisly World War I story with its second arc.” -The Onion’s AV Club

 

 

 

 

TREES THREE FATES #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Warren Ellis (A/CA) Jason Howard
“A uniquely exciting read.” -IGN
The acclaimed series from WARREN ELLIS and JASON HOWARD-which is currently being adapted for television-returns with a brand-new story of murder and ghosts!
In the remote Russian village of Toska, there’s a dead body by the leg of the Tree that landed eleven years ago. Police sergeant Klara Voranova, still haunted by that day, has no idea how this murder will change everything-nor what awaits her in the Tree’s shadow.

 

 

 

 

BATTLE CHASERS ANTHOLOGY TP
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Joe Madureira, Munier Sharrieff (A) Joe Madureira & Various (CA) Joe Madureira
Collecting every issue ever published of one of the most beloved comic book series of all time, this oversized graphic novel is bursting at the seams with adventure! Follow young Gully as she searches for her missing father with the help of Garrison, a legendary swordsman; Knolan, the crafty wizard; Calibretto, an outlawed Wargolem; and the notorious mercenary Red Monika! Assaulted at every turn by a cast of memorable villains, BATTLE CHASERS is packed with over-the-top action from cover to cover! Don’t miss this definitive collection, which includes never-before-seen sketches and new artwork, including a fold-out poster!

 

 

 

 

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Carlos Guzman-Verdugo, Alejandro Verdugo (A) Jorge Monlongo (CA) Sara Richard
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE is back and senior year is gonna be flippin’ sweet! He’s dating Deb, training at a new dojo, and his best friend, Pedro, is student body president. But the good times might not last when a fellow student accuses Pedro of cheating in the election. Can Napoleon and Deb use their special skills to clear their friend before the principal can IMPEACH PEDRO? Maybe, gosh, get off his back! “IMPEACH PEDRO” Part 1 starts here!
* The cult classic comedy returns-in comic book form! SWEET!
* Featuring Ligers, Llamas, and Tots, oh my!
* Written by the creative team behind the smash-hit Time Cheetah-Carlos Guzman-Verdugo & Alejandro Verdugo! (Cheetahs are pretty much their favorite animal.)

 

 

 

 

FIREFLY STING ORIGINAL GN HC
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Delilah S Dawson (A) Various (CA) Marco D’Alfonso
Saffron and the women of Firefly pull the ultimate heist!
Saffron.the enigmatic rogue who captured the hearts of FIREFLY fans worldwide.returns to Serenity. But this time, she’s got no time for Capt. Malcolm Reynolds, as shefs there to recruit the women of the ship to join her on a heist that has personal stakes for all involved.
New York Times bestselling writer Delilah S. Dawson ( Sparrowhawk, Star Wars: Phasma ), along with a team of artists including Pius Bak, French Carlomagno, Rodrigo Lorenzo, and Taj Tenfold, reveal a new take on the world of Joss Whedonfs FIREFLY, as each artist shows the heist from the point-of-view of a different woman on the crew.

 

 

 

 

VAMPIRE STATE BUILDING #1
ABLAZE
(W) Ange, Patrick Renault (A/CA) Charlie Adlard
The newest horror series from the artist of The Walking Dead, Charlie Adlard! Just in time for Halloween, get ready to be bitten from the first full color page. Terry Fisher is a young soldier on the verge of being sent away for active military duty, and is going to meet his friends at the top of the Empire State Building for a farewell party. But suddenly a legion of vampires attacks the skyscraper and massacres its occupants. Hounded in the 102 floors that have become a deadly trap, Terry must take decisive action to save himself and his friends – and the city of New York – before the army of abominations, and the terrible vampire god within, walled in the building since its construction, spill into the city!

 

 

 

 

GOON TP VOL 01 RAGGED RETURN TO LONELY STREET
ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS
(W/A/CA) Eric Powell
After strange adventures abroad, Goon & Franky return to find a horde of unsavory characters have filled the void left in their absence from Lonely Street. For two decades, the Goon’s adventures have thrilled fans, critics, and creators with their bold creativity, classic style, and irreverent humor. This volume contains Eric Powell’s highly anticipated return to his flagship series for its 20th anniversary. With never before seen bonus sketch material.

 

 

 

 

STARGAZING GN
:01 FIRST SECOND
(W/A/CA) Jen Wang
Moon is everything Christine isn’t. She’s confident, impulsive, artistic… and though they both grew up in the same Chinese-American suburb, Moon is somehow unlike anyone Christine has ever known. But after Moon moves in next door, these unlikely friends are soon best friends, sharing their favorite music videos and painting their toenails when Christine’s strict parents aren’t around. Moon even tells Christine her deepest secret: that she has visions, sometimes, of celestial beings who speak to her from the stars. Who reassure her that Earth isn’t where she really belongs. Moon’s visions have an all-too-earthly root, however, and soon Christine’s best friend is in the hospital, fighting for her life. Can Christine be the friend Moon needs, now, when the sky is falling?

 

 

 

 

FROGCATCHERS GN
GALLERY 13
(W/A/CA) Jeff Lemire

Experience a surreal descent into one man’s psychosis in this haunting and chilling graphic novel from Jeff Lemire, the New York Times-bestselling author of Roughneck and Sweet Tooth. A man wakes up alone in a strange room with no recollection of who he is or how he got there. The padlocked doors and barren lobby reinforce the strangeness of this place. This is, as he reads from an old-fashioned keychain beside his bed, the Edgewater Hotel. Even worse, something ominous seems to be lurking in one of the rooms. But when he meets a young companion-the only other soul in this vast, enveloping emptiness-his new friend begs him not to unlock the door. There must be something behind it…but what?

 

 

 

 

GUTS GN
GRAPHIX
(W/A/CA) Raina Telgemeier
A true story from Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times-bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts! Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it’s probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she’s dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina’s tummy trouble isn’t going away… and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What’s going on? Raina Telgemeier once again brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to face and conquer her fears.

 

 

 

 

RICK & MORTY VS D&D II PAINSCAPE #1
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Jim Zub (A) Troy Little (CA) Leonardo Ito
You thought you could escape?! Think again!
Rick and Morty Forever! A new mini-series issue of D&D with Rick and Morty! Dual-classing Rick and Morty to Level 50! Milking Owlbears with- *ahem*
Once upon a game, Rick, Morty, and the Smith family went on magical D&D adventures…now, magical D&D adventures are coming to Earth, and no one will survive the Painscape!
The world’s greatest role-playing game returns to plague the world’s most dysfunctional animated family and this time, we can’t just rest on brand name recognition and curiosity to fuel your interest, Morty, because no one gives a d-d-damn about sequels unless they’re really good, so no pressure, you f***ing hacks!
Fan favorite dice dependent Jim Zub (Samurai Jack, Savage Sword of Conan) re-teams up with Eisner-nominated cartoonist +5 Troy Little (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Powerpuff Girls) to destroy [adult swim’s] pop culture juggernaut and the best-selling role-playing game that once used the term “THAC0.”

 

 

 

 

CHRIS WARE RUSTY BROWN HC GN
PANTHEON BOOKS
(W/A/CA) Chris Ware
A major graphic novel event more than 16 years in progress. Rusty Brown is a fully interactive, full-color articulation of the time-space interrelationships of three complete consciousnesses in the first half of a single midwestern American day and the tiny piece of human grit about which they involuntarily orbit. A sprawling, special snowflake accumulation of the biggest themes and the smallest moments of life, Rusty Brown literately and literally aims at nothing less than the coalescence of one half of all of existence into a single museum-quality picture story, expertly arranged to present the most convincingly ineffable and empathetic illusion of experience for both life-curious readers and traditional fans of standard reality. From childhood to old age, no frozen plotline is left unthawed in the entangled stories of a child who awakens without superpowers, a teen who matures into a paternal despot, a father who stores his emotional regrets on the surface of Mars and a late-middle-aged woman who seeks the love of only one other person on planet Earth.

 

 

 

 

CURSED ILLUS HC YA NOVEL
SIMON & SCHUSTER BOOKS YOUNG READERS
(W) Frank Miller, Tom Wheeler (A/CA) Frank Miller
Legendary writer/artist Frank Miller puts a unique spin on the Arthurian mythos in this illustrated young adult novel! Whosoever wields the Sword of Power shall be the one true King. But what if the Sword has chosen a Queen? Nimue grew up an outcast. Her connection to dark magic made her something to be feared in her Druid village, and that made her desperate to leave. That is, until her entire village is slaughtered by Red Paladins, and Nimue’s fate is forever altered. Charged by her dying mother to reunite an ancient sword with a legendary sorcerer, Nimue is now her people’s only hope. Nimue teams up with a charming mercenary named Arthur and refugee Fey Folk from across England. She wields a sword meant for the one true king, battling paladins and the armies of a corrupt king. She struggles to unite her people, avenge her family, and discover the truth about her destiny. But perhaps the one thing that can change Destiny itself is found at the edge of a blade. Featuring 8 full color and 30 black-and-white pieces of original artwork by Frank Miller.

 

 

 

 

GINSENG ROOTS #1
UNCIVILIZED COMICS
(W/A/CA) Craig Thompson
From ages 10 to 20, Craig Thompson (the author of Blankets) and his little brother Phil, toiled in Wisconsin farms. Weeding and harvesting ginseng-a medicinal herb that fetched huge profits in China-funded Craig’s youthful obsession with comic books. Now, for the first time in his career, Thompson is working in serial form, in a bimonthly comic book series. Part memoir, part travelogue, part essay, all comic book, Ginseng Roots explores class divide, agriculture, holistic healing, the 300 year long trade relationship between China and North America, childhood labor, and the bond between two brothers.

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