Upcoming New Books & Comics recommendations! 7/3/18

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

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From the Previews Catalog #358, JULY 2189 (for books arriving mainly in SEPTEMBER 2018)…

 

HEROES IN CRISIS #1
DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Clay Mann
There’s a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by C.I.A.-operative-turned-comics-writer Tom King: How does a superhero handle PTSD? Welcome to Sanctuary, an ultra-secret hospital for superheroes who’ve been traumatized by crime-fighting and cosmic combat. But something goes inexplicably wrong when many patients wind up dead, with two well-known operators as the prime suspects: Harley Quinn and Booster Gold! It’s up to the DC Trinity of Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman to investigate-but can they get the job done in the face of overwhelming opposition?

 

 

BATMAN DAMNED #1
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Azzarello (A/CA) Lee Bermejo
DC BLACK LABEL, the highly anticipated new imprint from DC Comics, starts here!
The Joker is dead.
There is no doubt about that. But whether Batman finally snapped his scrawny neck or some other sinister force in Gotham City did the deed is still a mystery.
Problem is, Batman can’t remember… and the more he digs into this labyrinthine case, the more his mind starts to doubt everything he’s uncovering.
So who better to set him straight than… John Constantine? Problem with that is as much as John loves a good mystery, he loves messing with people’s heads even more. So with John’s “help,” the pair will delve into the sordid underbelly of Gotham as they race toward the mind-blowing truth of who murdered The Joker.
BATMAN: DAMNED is a bimonthly super-natural horror story told by two of comics’ greatest modern creators-a visceral thrill-ride that proudly puts the “black” in BLACK LABEL.

 

BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT TP
DC COMICS
(W/A/CA) Sean Murphy
After years of epic battles, the Dark Knight finally finds a way to cure the twisted mind of his archenemy. The Joker…is now sane. The Clown Prince of Crime has now changed his ways, fighting for good in Gotham City, and it may just cause Batman to go over the edge of his own sanity.
Writer/artist Sean Murphy takes the helm of this Batman/Joker story like no one else could, delivering an alternative examination of the relationship between the greatest rivals in the DC Universe, exploring the darkest corners of justice and madness. This title is the first collected edition from the new DC Black Label imprint, and includes the entire eight-issue miniseries!

 

 

COVER #1
DC COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mack,David
Years in the making, from the award-winning team of Brian Michael Bendis and multimedia sensation David Mack, comes a brand-new graphic novel experience. And it’s all kind of based on a true story. Sort of…
Deep in the American intelligence community, someone realizes that comic book creators, who travel all over the world to sell their wares, might make the perfect cover for operatives in the dangerous, topsy-turvy world of intelligence and counterintelligence…and that’s when all hell breaks loose. This is the story of the time the world of comics and the world of international spywork smashed together-with unexpected results!
Artist David Mack, follows his Emmy nominated work on Jessica Jones, and his critically acclaimed video work for Dashboard Confessionals and Amanda Palmer, brings another completely unique vision to this driving comedic spy story that is also a beautiful Valentine to all those creators who sit alone and make beautiful stories.

 

 

THANOS LEGACY #1
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Donny Cates, Gerry Duggan (A) Brian Level (CA) Geoff Shaw
“THANOS WINS”…AGAIN?
Rising star Donny Cates returns to the Mad Titan to bring the story bridging the gap between his best-selling “Thanos Wins” and the world-shattering INFINITY WARS! How did Thanos’ journey back from the future lead to the events of INFINITY WARS PRIME? Now it can be told!

 

 

CEMETERY BEACH #1
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Warren Ellis (A/CA) Jason Howard
From the creators of the acclaimed TREES graphic novels, which are currently being adapted for television, comes something completely different. A professional pathfinder, his only ally a disaffected young murderess, breaks out of a torture cell in pursuit of his worst extraction scenario ever: escaping on foot across a sprawling and secret off-world colony established a hundred years ago and filled with generations of lunatics. WARREN ELLIS & JASON HOWARD ignite a high-speed new action serial.

 

 

MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES HC
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Ed Brubaker (A/CA) Sean Phillips
Teenage Ellie has always had romantic ideas about drug addicts. The tragic, artistic souls drawn to needles and pills have been an obsession since the death of her junkie mother ten years ago. But when Ellie lands in an upscale rehab clinic where nothing is what it appears to be, she’ll find another, more dangerous romance… and find out how easily drugs and murder go hand-in-hand.
MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES is a seductive coming-of-age story, a pop and drug culture-fueled tale of a young girl seeking darkness-and what she finds there. This gorgeous, must-have hardback is the first original graphic novel from ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS, the bestselling creators of CRIMINAL, KILL OR BE KILLED, THE FADE OUT, FATALE, and INCOGNITO.

 

 

ISOLA TP VOL 01
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl (A/CA) Karl Kerschl, Msassyk
An evil spell has been cast on the Queen of Maar, and her Captain of the Guard will do anything to reverse it. Their only hope lies on an island half a world away-a place known in myth as Isola, land of the dead.
Gotham Academy creators BRENDEN FLETCHER and KARL KERSCHL reunite with series colorist MSASSYK and letterer ADITYA BIDIKAR for a breathtaking fantasy adventure two decades in the making.
Recommended for fans of Studio Ghibli and the work of Hayao Miyazaki.
Collects ISOLA #1-5

 

 

OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI TP VOL 01
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Lorenzo De Felici, Annalisa Leoni (CA) Lorenzo De Felici
A decade ago, 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia were suddenly lost in Oblivion. The government made every attempt to recover them, but after many years they gave up. Nathan Cole… won’t. He makes daily trips, risking his life to try and rescue those still living in the apocalyptic hellscape of Oblivion. But maybe Nathan is looking for something else. Why can’t he resist the siren call of the Oblivion Song?
Collects OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #1-6

 

 

STRANGER THINGS #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Jody Houser (A) Stefano Martino (CA) Aleksi Briclot
The nostalgia igniting hit Netflix original series comes to comic shelves. Follow Will Byers into a dimension of decay and destruction where he must use his wits and resolve to dodge the pursuit of the Demogorgon and escape the Upside Down.
Written by award winning comics veteran Jody Houser (Faith, Orphan Black, Mother Panic)
Based on Will’s unseen journey during season 1 of hit Netflix show Stranger Things.

 

 

BATMAN THE MAXX #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Sam Keith (A/CA) Sam Kieth
Batman must face the strangest and most bizarre adventure of his career, as he meets comics’ strangest and most bizarre hero… THE MAXX! IDW and DC Comics proudly present the most surreal, quirky, and wonderful crossover of all time!
A devious new doctor at Arkham Asylum is conducting unconventional experiments into the human psyche, and he kicks off a chain reaction of disaster when he experiments on Arkham’s newest patient, The Maxx! The city of Gotham is starting to merge with The Maxx’s psychedelic mental landscape, known as the Outback, blurring the line between real and unreal. It’s up to Batman to save not just Gotham, but all of reality, and he and The Maxx are going to have to travel through some of the darkest places imaginable-the twisted minds of Batman’s greatest enemies!
Join Batman and The Maxx on an off-kilter and unforgettable romp through the diabolical consciousnesses of Batman’s greatest foes. Legendary artist Sam Kieth (Sandman, Wolverine) returns to his greatest creation, The Maxx, and returns to Gotham as well, assisted by mult-Eisner Award-winning writer John Layman (Detective, Chew).
First new The Maxx story in more than a decade!

 

 

DICK TRACY DEAD OR ALIVE #1
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Lee Allred, Michael Allred (A) Michael Allred, Rich Tommaso (CA) Michael Allred
IDW Publishing proudly presents the rebirth of one the most iconic comic-strip heroes of all time, Dick Tracy! The All-American detective just made the biggest collar of his career, and it only cost him his job! But now the honest cop has packed his bags for “the city by the lake,” and its criminals better watch out! Reimagined for the 21st century through a retro lens by the superstar team of Michael Allred, Lee Allred, Rich Tommaso and Laura Allred, Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive is a lock to be the pop-art event of 2018!
Bizarre villains! Crooked cops! Gunfights galore!

 

 

FROM HELL MASTER EDITION #1
IDW – TOP SHELF
(W) Alan Moore (A/CA) Eddie Campbell
Jack is back-and this time, the blood is red.
“My all-time favorite graphic novel… an immense, majestic work about the Jack the Ripper murders, the dark Victorian world they happen in, and the birth of the 20th century.”-Warren Ellis, Entertainment Weekly
Experience FROM HELL as never seen before: fully restored and in color for the first time!
Five unsolved murders. Two of the greatest creators in the history of comics. One sprawling conspiracy, one metropolis on the brink of the 20th century, and one bloody-minded Ripper ushering London into the modern age of terror. The award-winning bestseller FROM HELL, often ranked among the greatest graphic novels of all time, takes on haunting new dimensions in FROM HELL: The Master Edition, enhanced with impressionistic hues by Eddie Campbell himself.
This volume contains the prologue, chapters 1 and 2, and all the original annotations!
Co-published by Top Shelf Productions (US) and Knockabout (UK)!

 

 

ROLLED AND TOLD #1
LION FORGE
(W) E.L. Thomas, Tristan J. Tarwater (A) Max Bare & Various (CA) Naomi Franquiz, Naomi Franquiz
An all-inclusive gaming experience! Each and every month we bring you a ready-to-play, fun adventure for one of your favorite table top role-playing games. These 64 pages are packed with beautiful illustrations, comics coinciding with each adventure to excite and inspire your players, and helpful articles sure to enhance the game for new and old game masters alike.
It’s time to take to the skies with Rolled & Told! Authors E.L. Thomas and Tristan J. Tarwater have crafted swashbuckling, electrifying, and gravity-defying adventures for your roleplaying group to play. When a gaggle of goblins commandeer a gnomish airship, it’s up to the players to work with those gnomes to board the ship and take back what’s theirs!

 

 

MARVELOCITY MARVEL COMIC ART ALEX ROSS HC
PANTHEON BOOKS
(W/A/CA) Alex Ross
Thirteen years after his Eisner Award-winning, nationally best-selling Mythology, here is Alex Ross’ long-awaited Marvel Comics counterpart, a retrospective celebration of the other half of the comics galaxy that is currently ruling the world: Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, the Avengers, the X-Men, Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and the Fantastic Four. Marvelocity includes more than 50 never-been-published sketches, paintings, photographs and working models, and other preparatory art, and a 14-panel portfolio gallery of Marvel’s most beloved characters. And Ross has written a new 10-page story pitting Spider-Man against the Sinister Six, the webslinger’s most popular villains, that ends with a stunning twist.
With an introduction by J. J. Abrams!

 

 

GHOST IN SHELL GLOBAL NEURAL NETWORK HC
KODANSHA COMICS
(W) Max Gladstone & Various (A) Giannis Milonogiannis & Various (CA) Stephanie Hans
Four all-new stories take the cyberpunk classic The Ghost in the Shell to new frontiers in this full-color, hardcover collaboration between original creator Shirow Masamune and some of the world’s most innovative comics writers and artists. Featuring stories by Max Gladstone & David Lopez, Alex de Campi & Khoi Pham, Brenden Fletcher & LRNZ, and Genevieve Valentine & Giannis Milonogiannis, with illustrations by Becky Cloonan and more. A crimelord exploits prisoners of war to run a remotely-controlled global strike force, and the investigation reunites Kusanagi with an old friend and pits them both against Chinese security forces. A family see their dead daughter on television, except she looks 15 years younger than she did when she died. The infiltration of anti-cyberization cult calls for Section 9’s most “human” members to abandon the support of their enhanced colleagues and do things the old-fashioned way. The stories in Global Neural Network bring a global, 21st-century persepctive to its questions of human identity and the border between mind and machine that made The Ghost in the Shell one of the most revered manga of all time.

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    Since ancient times, the twinkling of the heavens inspired people across the globe to create stories that answered the most important of questions: "Who are we… and how did it all begin?"

    Open this box, and join the storytellers of old. Before There Were Stars... is a storytelling game in which each player tells the mythic creation story of "their people". Inspired by constellation cards, players craft tales about the creation of the world, the origins of civilization, the rise of a great hero, and the end of days.

    This "feel-good" game lets you appreciate the boundless imagination in all of us and awards points for the best story moments — allowing everyone to shine regardless of their skill as a storyteller. Playing this game is a breath of fresh air that never repeats itself, except in the fun and warmth of emotion it brings to your table.
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    HARLEY QUINN'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION... THIS SATURDAY @ EC!!!

    Be sure to join us this Saturday for our Harley Quinn Birthday Event at EC!!!

    The FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive THEIR CHOICE of a FREE DC Comics BOMBSHELL BUTTON, and you'll receive a FREE RAFFLE TICKET for our ON-SITE HARLEY & FRIENDS RAFFLES at Noon and 12:30pm!!!

    Full details are in the post below!!! Saturday ONLY and ONLY at EC!!!
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    Find Your Stories--- this week and every week at Your Local Comic Shop.
    New for September 5 from PREVIEWSworld: www.previewsworld.com/NewReleases

    #NCBD #NewComicsDay #comics #WednesdayWisdom #shopindie #FindYourEpic Comic Shop Locator Service
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    THE NEW HALLOWEEN TRAILER IS HERE!!!

    The long-awaited Halloween Movie, starring the original's Jamie Lee Curtis finally has a new trailer, and it looks SCARY as all-get-out!!!

    The movie, from Universal Studios Entertainment, Miramax, and Blumhouse begins stalking us all on October 19th, but if you can't wait that long, stop by and see your friends at Emerald City Comics, where we have lots of Michael Myers (and his scary movie monster friends) comics, books, games, toys, collectibles, tchotchkes and more!!!

    Enjoy this new trailer, and... pleasant dreams from your friends at EC!Halloween Official Trailer #2 (2018) Horror Movie HD Subscribe for more official Trailers, TV Spots, Movie Clips, Featurettes and exclusive content!
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