Recommendations for New Books & Comics expected SEPTEMBER 2020!

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

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From the Previews Catalog #382, JULY 2020 (for books arriving mainly in SEPTEMBER 2020)…

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WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEY’RE DEAD #1
BOOM STUDIOS
(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Simone Di Meo
* For fans of Decorum and Something is Killing the Children comes a new sci-fi epic from Al Ewing (Immortal Hulk) and Simone Di Meo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) on the edge of space where humanity is harvesting the corpses of giant alien gods to survive.
* No one has ever seen a living god, but Captain Malik is obsessed with being the first.
* Captain Malik and the crew of the Vihaan II harvest the only resources that matter from the giant corpses of alien gods found on the edge of human space. While other autopsy ships race to salvage the meat, minerals, and metals that sustain the human race, Malik sees an opportunity to finally break free from this system.
* But Malik’s obsession with the gods will push his crew into the darkest reaches of space, bringing them face to face with a threat unlike anything they’ve ever imagined – unless the rogue agent on their trail can stop them first…

 

 

UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS #1
BOOM STUDIOS
(W) Dan Panosian (A) Marianna Ignazzi (CA) Dan Panosian
* Not all the witches burned during the Salem Witch Trials – and the ones that survived did so together. Now, generations later, their descendants protect the ancient secrets entrusted to them. They call themselves the Ravens.
* Wilma is the new girl in school, and she plans to go completely unnoticed – except that she bears an eerie resemblance to the Raven member Waverly. And Waverly just went missing.
* But the truth behind Waverly’s disappearance will put the entire coven in danger – and Wilma will have to rely on power she never knew she had if she wants to save her new friends.
* Writer Dan Panosian (Slots) and artist Marianna Ignazzi present a supernatural mystery, perfect for fans of The Marked and Sabrina the Teenage Witch (2019).

 

 

FIREFLY BLUE SUN RISING ALPHA #0
BOOM STUDIOS
(W) Greg Pak (A) Dan McDaid (CA) Nimit Malavia
* Sheriff Mal Reynolds has a new partner-a law enforcing robot from the Blue Sun corporation. If he wants to keep his job and protect his sector, he’ll have to play by Blue Sun’s rulebook.
* But the robots don’t care about motives, about mercy, about anything other than enforcing the law-no matter the cost.
* The Blue Sun Corporation has helped to run the ‘Verse from the shadows for years, but they’re ready to step into the light…and if Mal aims to stop them, he’ll have to put himself between his people, and a corporation that is ready to take over the ‘Verse.
* There is only one thing to do-reunite the crew of the Serenity for one last impossible job.

 

 

FIREFLY WATCH HOW I SOAR ORIGINAL GN HC
BOOM STUDIOS
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Miguel Mercado
* Return to the critically-acclaimed world of Joss Whedon’s Firefly and Serenity, in an all new graphic novel spotlighting Hoban “Wash” Washburne, pilot of the spaceship Serenity… who has just realized he’s about to die.
* As Wash’s life flashes before him, he revisits untold moments in his life, from growing up on a planet ravaged by pollution, to meeting the woman of his dreams in Zoe.
* And in those final moments, Wash will reach out to connect with a surprising someone he never thought possible to meet…proving that some bonds transcend our mortal coils.
* With five original short stories from superstar creative teams, learn the untold past, present, and maybe even future of the best pilot in the ‘Verse – Hoban “Wash” Washburne.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) James Tynion IV (A/CA) Martin Simmonds
SERIES PREMIERE! Cole Turner has studied conspiracy theories all his life, but he isn’t prepared for what happens when he discovers that all of them are true, from the JFK assassination to flat Earth theory and reptilian shapeshifters. One organization has been covering them up for generations. What is the deep, dark secret behind the Department of Truth? Bestselling writer JAMES TYNION IV (Batman, Something is Killing the Children) debuts his first Image ONGOING SERIES alongside breakout artist MARTIN SIMMONDS (Dying is Easy)!

 

 

STILLWATER BY ZDARSKY & PEREZ #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Mike Spicer (A/CA) Ramon K. Perez
SERIES PREMIERE! Nobody dies. In the town of Stillwater, that’s not just a promise. It’s a threat. Join superstar writer CHIP ZDARSKY (THE WHITE TREES, Daredevil) and Eisner Award-winning artist RAM N K PÉREZ (Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, Jane) as they dive into a world of horror and intrigue in this new ongoing Skybound series.

 

 

ICE CREAM MAN PRESENTS QUARANTINE COMIX SPEC #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Maxwell Prince (A/CA) Martin Morazzo, Chris O’Halloran
In the early days of the pandemic, the team behind ICE CREAM MAN launched an online-only series of mini-comics set in the ICM universe. The project was called, predictably, QUARANTINE COMIX. These strange little ditties were meant to tide folks over while the industry was on pause-and also raise money for struggling comic shops, with 50 percent of all proceeds donated to Comicbook United Fund/BINC.
Now, collected in everyone’s preferred format (a floppy comic book!) are all six issues of QUARANTINE COMIX, featuring brand-new cover art and bonus stories by guest creators.
And, as before, 50 percent of creator profits will go to Comicbook United to help stores get back on their feet-because comic shops are sweet.

 

 

YOU LOOK LIKE DEATH TALES UMBRELLA ACADEMY #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Gerard Way, Shaun Simon (A) I.N.J. Culbard (CA) Gabriel Ba
The first Umbrella Academy spin off series! When 18-year-old Séance gets himself kicked out of the Umbrella Academy, and his allowance discontinued by Hargreeves, he takes to a place where his ghoulish talents will be appreciated. After a magical high on a vampire-drug-lord’s stash, Klaus needs help, and doesn’t have his siblings there to save him.
Séance gets his own miniseries!
From Gerard Way and Shaun Simon of the True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys!

 

 

CYBERPUNK 2077 TRAUMA TEAM #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Miguel Valderrama
Nadia, an assistant EMT for a privately-owned business known as Trauma Team International, is the sole survivor of a failed rescue mission turned shootout. After she agrees to continue work for an upcoming extraction mission, Nadia and her new team find themselves in an even more dangerous and life-threatening situation.
Featuring the incredible creative team of writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Uncanny X-Men) and illustrator Miguel Valderrama (Giants)!

 

 

DOCTOR WHO TIME LORD VICTORIOUS #1
TITAN COMICS
(W) Jody Houser (A) Roberta Ingranata (CA) Lee Binding
A thrilling new adventure for the Tenth Doctor (as played by fan-favorite David Tennant) that sees the shocking return of his deadliest enemies: the Daleks! But things aren’t what they seem – time is all wrong, and something is coming that terrifies even the Daleks… The first of two oversized issues kicking off the BBC’s highly anticipated multi-platform Doctor Who epic, Time Lord Victorious!

 

 

HEAVY #1
VAULT COMICS
(W) Max Bemis (A/CA) Eryk Donovan
Bill may be dead, but he’s got a job to do.
Welcome to the Big Wait, where folks who do’t quite make the cut go to work off their debt. Everyone in the Wait’s got a job. Bill is a Heavy, whose job is policing the multiverse, making sure bad eggs get what’s coming to them. He’s on track to earn his Climb and reunite with the woman he loves… until he meets his new partner: the worst dude of all time.
Heavy is The Punisher for neurotics; Inception for the impatient; Preacher for… well, it’s a lot like Preacher. Max Bemis and Eryk Donovan bring you a story about the existential purpose of dumb boys with big guns.

 

 

AUTUMNAL #1
VAULT COMICS
(W) Daniel Kraus (A/CA) Chris Shehan
Following the death of her estranged mother, Kat Somerville and her daughter, Sybil, flee a difficult life in Chicago for the quaint–and possibly pernicious–town of Comfort Notch, New Hampshire. From NY Times best-selling author, Daniel Kraus (The Shape of Water, Trollhunters, The Living Dead), and rising star Chris Shehan, comes a haunting vision of America’s prettiest autumn.

 

 

LONELY RECEIVER #1
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Zac Thompson (A/CA) Jen Hickman
Catrin Vander, a lonely video producer, buys an Artificial Intelligence partner that’s meant to bond for life. After ten years together, her holographic wife suddenly discon-nects without a warning. The breakup drives Catrin to the point of near insanity. She’s alone for the first time in years and reeling from a loss she can’t comprehend.
Set in the new future, drenched in pastels and sunshine, LONELY RECEIVER is a horror/breakup story in five parts. Written by Zac Thompson (UNDONE BY BLOOD, THE REPLACER, HER INFERNAL DESCENT, No One’s Rose, X-Men) and illustrated in color by Jen Hickman (MOTH & WHISPER, Test).
Who are you/
//in another’s eye
It’s not what you think//
/don’t you cry.

 

 

MILES TO GO #1
AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) B. Clay Moore (A/CA) Stephen Molnar
Amara Bishop is a newly single mother with a long-buried past. Raised by an
alcoholic father in a rundown trailer, Amara was a child when she learned to kill. And she hasn’t killed anyone since she was thirteen. When her aging mentor is murdered, and her daughter is threatened, that will soon change…
An unlikely assassin in a deadly game of cat and mouse, brought to you by B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick, Battle Hymn) and Stephan Molnar (Imaginary Fiends, Star Trek).

 

 

TENACIOUS D POST APOCALYPTO HC JACK BLACK KYLE GASS
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
(W) Tenacious D (A) Tenacious D
There was the film; there was the album; there was the tour; and now, the final piece of Tenacious D’s masterful Post-Apocalypto universe: the graphic novel, complete with accompanied audio.
In the fall of 2018, the Greatest Band in the World – Tenacious D (comprised of Jack Black and Kyle Gass) – added arguably its most crucial work to an already scintillating catalogue of rock greatness: Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto the movie (available on YouTube) and Post-Apocalypto the album. And now – with great excitement – Tenacious D will add the final piece to the Post-Apocalypto universe: the graphic novel, which Jack Black drew and Kyle Gass wrote, complete with accompanied audio. Post-Apocalypto finds Tenacious D thrust into a world of complete and utter destruction following the drop of an atomic bomb. Surviving the attack in classic cinematic fashion (a good old imperishable 1950s refrigerator), the duo quickly learn that new forms of evil have spawned from the blast. One thing becomes apparent – for humanity to prevail, Tenacious D must save the world. With unimaginable twists and turns, an insane visit to the White House, a time machine, a space adventure, and the help of some tried-and-true daddy issues, Post-Apocalypto is as hilarious as it is political, and as brilliant and multi-faceted as its incredible creators.

 

 

BERNIE WRIGHTSON’S FRANKENSTEIN HC
GALLERY 13
Frankenstein’s Monster lives on—and so does legendary artist Bernie Wrightson’s legacy—in this landmark illustrated edition of Mary Shelley’s classic novel, featuring an introduction by Stephen King.
Few works by comic book artists have earned the universal acclaim and reverence that Bernie Wrightson’s illustrated version of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein was met with upon its original release in 1983. A generation later, this magnificent pairing of art and literature is still considered to be one of the greatest achievements made by any artist in the field. This book includes the complete text of the original groundbreaking novel, and approximately fifty original full-page illustrations by Bernie Wrightson—created over a period of seven years—that continue to stun the world with their monumental beauty and uniqueness.

 

 

X OF SWORDS CREATION #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jonathan Hickman (CA) Mark Brooks (A/CA) Pepe Larraz
X OF SWORDS – CHAPTER 1
A tower. A mission. A gathering of armies.

 

 

IRON MAN #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Christopher Cantwell (A/CA) CAFU
BIG IRON!
Tony Stark is looking to restart his engine. He decides he’s going back to basics, putting away his high-tech toys and high-profile image so he can get his hands dirty again. It’s time to dig into the guts of real machines, put on some old-fashioned metal and fly.
But can he really lay that Stark-sized ego down? Life isn’t that simple, something that old friends and frustrating foes are quick to point out. If you strip down a billionaire to his bolts, does he run solid or just overheat?
Tony’s going to find out once a threat to the entire universe rears its head from the past. As he suits up again, Tony remains sure of one thing: he’s still IRON MAN down to his flesh and blood core.

 

 

RISE OF ULTRAMAN #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Kyle Higgins, Mat Groom (A) Francesco Manna, Michael Cho (CA) Alex Ross
In darkness there lurks Kaiju – terrifying and unfathomable monsters. Between Kaiju and the rest of us stands the United Science Patrol!
But who are these enigmatic defenders, and how do they perform their miracles? Shin Hayata and Kiki Fuji have spent half a lifetime trying to find out – and their quest is about to drive them toward a decades-old dark secret and put them on a collision course with a mysterious warrior from beyond the stars!
Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Mat Groom (Self/Made) and Francesco Manna (AVENGERS) reimagine the classic origin of a pop culture icon as THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN begins!

 

 

DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL TRINITY CRISIS #1
DC COMICS
Written by: Scott Snyder
Art by: Francis Manapul
Cover Art by: Francis Manapul
With Superman freed from his New Apokolips prison, the classic Trinity lineup is reunited and ready to rock! Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman amp up their power to launch an assault on Castle Bat, and that’s just the warm-up act! Three walking nightmares are hidden deep inside the fortress—but these Dark Multiverse versions of the Anti-Monitor, Superboy Prime, and Darkseid hold the key to humanity’s survival. The Justice League have to face down their old nemeses, but will round two be the end for our heroes?

 

 

HELLBLAZER RISE AND FALL #1
DC COMICS
Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Darick Robertson
Cover Art by: Darick Robertson
A billionaire falls out of the sky and is gruesomely skewered on a church spire. Bizarrely, Angel Wings are attached to his back. More follow until, hallelujah, it’s raining businessmen. Detective Aisha Bukhari is stumped by this, until she’s visited by her childhood friend, occult investigator John Constantine. DC’s Hellblazer discovers a link between the falling elite and a shocking moment in his and Aisha’s misspent youth. How do these killings tie to the first death on John’s hands? How does this involve heaven and hell? Even if this is kind of John’s fault, will Constantine be happy to let a few more rich bastards fall from the sky, like a vindictive Robin Hood? It’s an all-new DC Black Label mystery starring John Constantine in his very first tale spun by acclaimed writer Tom Taylor (DCeased) and artist Darick Robertson (The Boys)!

 

 

BATMAN THE JOKER WAR ZONE #1
DC COMICS
written by JAMES TYNION IV, JOHN RIDLEY, JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, and others
art by GUILLEM MARCH, DAVID LAFUENTE, JAMES STOKOE, and others
Gotham City is a battleground as The Joker takes over the Wayne fortune and wages a street war against the Dark Knight and his allies! Enter the “war zone” with short stories featuring characters like Cassandra Cain, Stephanie Brown, and Luke Fox and see how they’re fighting back in a city under siege! Also, the brutal full debut of the mysterious new anti-hero known as Clownhunter!

 

 

BASKETFUL OF HEADS HC
DC COMICS
Written by: Joe Hill
Art by: Leomacs
Cover Art by: Reiko Murakami
Joe Hill, the horror mastermind behind NOS4A2 and Locke & Key, arrives at DC with the twisted tale of June Branch—trapped with four cunning criminals who have snatched her boyfriend for deranged reasons of their own. Now she must fight for her life with the help of an impossible 8th-century Viking axe that can pass through a man’s neck in a single swipe—and leave the severed head still conscious and capable of supernatural speech.
Each disembodied head has a malevolent story of its own to tell, and it isn’t long before June finds herself in a desperate struggle to hack through their lies and manipulations…racing to save the man she loves before time runs out. But is June Branch a woman fighting for her life—or a deranged axe murderer with a basketful of paranoid fantasies? The truth is even more horrifying than a basketful of heads. Collects Basketful of Heads #1-7.

 

 

DOOMSDAY CLOCK THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TP
DC COMICS
Written by: Geoff Johns
Art by: Gary Frank
Cover Art by: Gary Frank
The story you thought you’d never see—now collected in one volume! The world of Watchmen collides with the DC Universe, as presented by master storytellers Geoff Johns and Gary Frank (Shazam!: Origins, Batman: Earth One).
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 redeem himself in the eyes of the world. The first step? Finding Dr. Manhattan. Alongside a new Rorschach and the deadly new duo Mime and Marionette, he follows Manhattan’s trail into the DC Universe—which is on the brink of collapse as international tensions push the “Doomsday Clock” ever closer to midnight. Is this all Dr. Manhattan’s doing? Collects Doomsday Clock #1-12.

 

 

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES VOL 01 MILLENNIUM TP
DC COMICS
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Various
Cover Art by: Ryan Sook
Long live the Legion! Inspired by the acts of and lessons learned from the greatest heroes of all time, the Legion of Super-Heroes have gathered together to stop a galaxy from repeating its past mistakes. Why have the Legion of Super-Heroes broken the cardinal rule of the United Planets and inducted Jon Kent, a.k.a. Superboy, into the Legion? What are they hiding? And what does it have to do with Aquaman’s long-lost trident? But first, take a trip through a thousand years of DC’s future history – navigated by a mysterious figure from the present! The greatest lineup of heroes in comic book history returns with new, fresh stories! Collects Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1-2 and Legion of Super-Heroes #1-6.

 

 

MISTER MIRACLE THE DELUXE EDITION HC
DC COMICS
Written by: Tom King
Art by: Mitch Gerads
Cover Art by: Mitch Gerads
The Eisner Award-winning miniseries is collected in a new deluxe edition! Scott Free is the greatest escape artist who ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness’s gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a new life on Earth with his wife, the former Female Fury known as Big Barda. Using the stage name Mister Miracle, he has made a career for himself showing off his acrobatic escape techniques. He even caught the attention of the Justice League, which counted him among its ranks. Scott Free has everything…so why isn’t it enough? Mister Miracle has mastered every illusion, achieved every stunt, pulled off every trick—except one. He has never escaped death. Is it even possible? Our hero is going to have to kill himself if he wants to find out. Collects Mister Miracle #1-12, plus with sketches, scripts, and the full pencil art to issue #1!

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