The July Previews catalog has just arrived so as I read through it I will try to point out the new and notable items that I think might interest you. These solicitations are for comics and products that will begin shipping in September of 2016. If there’s anything that you’d like please try and let me know by the twenty first of this month so I can be sure to have enough copies on hand to fill your requests and subscription orders. (Don’t feel obligated to subscribe to a whole series; if you’d just like a copy of the first issue of a new series to try it out, let me know and I’ll be sure to put a copy aside for you.)
This month the theme is Halloween in July as this is the month that I order the comics that I’ll be giving away during this years Halloween Comic Fest. And for those of you who are educators or those who would rather give out comic books than candy to the Trick or Treaters at your door, I will happily sell these books to you at my cost. Just make sure to stop by and place your orders for these before the twenty first. The full size comics cost between twenty and thirty two cents each while the half sized ‘mini comics’ cost three dollars to three twenty five per bundle of twenty five. If you’d like a look at the titles offered this year, just follow this link: http://www.halloweencomicfest.com/Home/1/1/78/1138. (There’s also new content posted daily at http://www.PreviewsWorld.com and you can sign up there for a free weekly e-Newsletter.)
DARK HORSE: Dan Abnett tells more tales of the Colonial Marines in ♥ALIENS: LIFE AND DEATH #1 of 4 with art by Moritat while finishing up ♥PROMETHEUS: LIFE AND DEATH #4 OF 4 with artist Andrea Mutti. A new murder mystery from Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse begins in ♥RESIDENT ALIEN: THE MAN WITH NO NAME #1 OF 4. The Lord of the Jungle is reunited with his ape brother, Ceasar when Tim Seeley and David F. Walker write and Fernado Dagnino illustrates ♥TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #1 OF 5. David (Stray Bullets) Lapham writes, Edgar Salazar pencils and Keith Chapmagne inks ♥THE STRAIN: MISTER QUINLAN-VAMPIRE HUNTER #1 OF 5 expanding on Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s popular series. Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson write the origin of the B.P.R.D.‘s greatest foe in ♥RISE OF THE BLACK FLAME #1 OF 5 illustrated by Christopher Mitten and the same team writes ♥HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D: 1954-BLACK SUN #1 OF 2 with Stephen Green’s artwork. The ♥AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER COLORING BOOK TP and the ♥SERENITY ADULT COLORING BOOK TP are both ninety six pages for under fifteen dollars. Collected editions this month include THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN, VOL. 33: THE MOUNTAIN WHERE CROM DWELLS AND OTHER STORIES TP with the Marvel issues two hundred and fifty nine through two hundred and sixty seven fullly remastered, THE COMPLETE ELFQUEST, VOL. 3 TP with Dreamtime and The Hidden Years, ♥THE MASSIVE LIBRARY EDITION, VOL. 2 HC with Brian Wood’s issues sixteen through thirty, THE ROOK, VOL. 2: DESPERATE TIMES TP, the ♥NEXUS OMNIBUS, VOL 8 TP, the KABUKI LIBRARY EDITION, VOL. 4 HC and manga collections ♥MEGATOKYO OMNIBUS, VOL 2 TP and ♥OH MY GODDESS! OMNIBUS, VOL. 5 TP. The ALEISTER & ADOLF HC is a ninety six page black and white HC written by media maverick Douglas Rushkoff with Art by Michael Avon (Powers) Oeming. ♥CREATURES OF THE NIGHT HC is a new redesigned edition with two magical stories by Neil Gaiman with Michael Zulli’s art. The ♥RANX HC collects all of the eighties Heavy Metal stories featuring Ranxerox by Tanino Liberatore. The ECHOES TP is an OGN by Mike Richardson with art by Gabriel Guzmán. ASTRID, VOL. 1: CULT OF THE VOLCANIC MOON TP is the latest from Swedish creator Kim W. (Love Hurts) Andersson. The TREE MAIL TP is an all age adventure by Mike Raicht and Brian Smith. PSYCHO PASS: INSPECTOR SHINYA KOGAMI, VOL. 1 TP is a prequel to the anime series by Gen (Fate/Zero) Urobuchi.
DC: More new titles as the Rebirth continues. ♥DOOM PATROL #1 is written by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance with art by Nick Derington, this is the first title of the Young Animal imprint which promises edgier and more experimental titles representing an alternative zeitgeist. Batman Beyond ends with issue sixteen while ♥BATMAN BEYOND: REBIRTH #1 is a one shot to launch the new series taking place six months later, written by Dan Jurgens with Ryan Sook’s artwork. ♥BLUE BEETLE #1 is by Keith Giffen and Scott Kolins as Doctor Fate, on the verge of insanity, tells Jaime that the scarab symbiote is not what it seems. ♥CYBORG: REBIRTH #1 and ♥CYBORG #1 are written by John Semper Jr., the former featuring art by Paul Pelletier, Sandra Hope and Tony Kordos and the latter by Will Conrad. The new ♥SUPERGIRL #1 is written by Steve Orlando, a writer to watch, IMHO, the art is by Brian Ching and the first arc is titled Reign of the Cyborg Superman. TEEN TITANS #24 is the climactic ending to the New 52 series. The much anticipated ♥TEEN TITANS: REBIRTH #1 is by Benjamin Percy with art by Johnboy Meyers with Damian Wayne leading the team against his grandfather, Ras al Ghul. ♥TRINITY #1 is written and illustrated by Francis (Flash) Manapul featuring the ‘Big Three’, Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman. There’s a six part cross over entitled ♥Night of the Monster Men running through Batman, Detective Comics and Nightwing and, with the twice monthly shipment the whole story will be told in just a few weeks. While currently involved in a cross over with the Lumberjanes, a new story and series begins in September with ♥GOTHAM ACADEMY: SECOND SEMESTER #1 written by Brenden Fletcher, Becky Cloonan and Karl Kerschl with a variant cover by Fiona (Saga) Staples! ♥RAVEN #1 OF 6 is written by Marv Wolfman with Alisson Borge’s art, the story taking place just before Teen Titans: Rebirth #1. The ♥BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 DIRECTOR’S CUT is forty eight pages for under six dollars revealing the pencils, script and artistic process. The ♥WONDER WOMAN ’77 SPECIAL #4 is another eighty pages of adventures starring the Linda Carter TV version of the Amazon. And Mad Magazine presents the ♥GOODNIGHT BATCAVE HC, a 100% unauthorized parody of Goodnight, Moon. Deluxe collected editions this month include the ♥DC REBIRTH OMNIBUS HC, over five hundred pages for seventy five dollars collecting all of the Rebirth one shots, the ♥WATCHMEN NOIR HC, the whole series in black and white for the first time, the ABSOLUTE INFINITY CRISIS HC, AQUAMAN, VOL. 8: OUT OF DARKNESS HC, ♥BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS, VOL. 9: GORDON AT WAR HC, THE FLASH, VOL. 9: FULL STOP HC, Neal Adams’ ♥SUPERMAN: THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN HC and, from the archives: ♥SUPERMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS, VOL. 3 HC. The soft cover collections include: AQUAMAN, VOL. 7: EXILED TP, RED HOOD/ARSENAL, VOL. 2: DANCING WITH THE DEVIL’S DAUGHTER TP, ♥BATMAN BY ED BRUBAKER, VOL. 2 TP, CATWOMAN, VOL. 8: RUN LIKE HELL TP, the CONVERGENCE TP with the nine issue series, THE FLASH: AN ADULT COLORING BOOK TP, THE FLASH BY GEOFF JOHNS, VOL. 3 TP, ♥CYBORG, VOL. 2: ENEMY OF THE STATE TP, ♥DOCTOR FATE, VOL. 2: PRISONERS OF THE PAST TP, ♥ELSEWORLDS: BATMAN, VOL. 2 TP with all three volumes of the Doug Moench and Kelley Jones tales where the Dark Knight battles Dracula, ♥GRAYSON, VOL. 4: A GHOST IN TOMB TP which includes the Robin War issues, GREEN ARROW, VOL. 9: OUTBREAK TP, ♥MIDNIGHTER, VOL. 2: HARD TP, LOBO, VOL. 3: PAID IN BLOOD TP, ♥SWAMP THING: THE DEAD DON’T SLEEP TP collecting the recent six part horror tale by Len Wein, ♥JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED, VOL. 2: THE INFINITUS SAGA TP and the ♥WE ARE ROBIN, VOL. 2: JOKERS TP. And some older material coming back into print includes: ♥NIGHTWING, VOL. 5: THE HUNT FOR ORACLE TP, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL, VOL. 9 TP and ♥SUPERGIRL: BOOK ONE TP with Peter David’s series from the nineties. Two new series from the creator owned imprint, VERTIGO this month; ♥EVERAFTER: FROM THE PAGES OF FABLES #1 written by Matthew Sturges and Dave Justus with Travis Moore’s art and creator Bill Willingham’s highest recommendation, and Joshua (Nailbiter) Williamson with artist Jason Shawn (Empty Zone) Alexander launch ♥FROSTBITE #1 OF 6 where the Earth’s second Ice Age is further exacerbated by a communicable disease that freezes people from the inside out. Vertigo collected editions include ♥STIEG LARSSON’S THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST TP, the final volume of the adaptation of the best selling trilogy, the ♥SWEET TOOTH DELUXE EDITION: BOOK 3 HC by Jeff Lemire and ♥NEIL GAIMAN’S MIDNIGHT DAYS TP, a collection of his short stories returning in a new printing. Their collectible imprint, DC DIRECT offers the DC BOMBSHELL: KATANA STATUE based on Ant Lucia’s art, the DC DESIGNER SERIES: THE FLASH BY FRANCIS MANAPUL STATUE and BATMAN: ANIMATED BATMAN BEYOND ACTION FIGURE 3-PACK with Terry McGinnis, the elderly Bruce Wayne and Ace: the Bat Hound plus accessories for sixty five dollars.
Idea & Design Works have a habit of doing cross overs throughout all of their diverse licensed titles. This one’s titled ♥REVOLUTION #1 OF 5 written by Cullen Bunn and John Barber with art by Fico Ossio and they’re saying it’s going to change many of their series’ permanently. It will cross through three issues of Action Man, Micronauts, seven different issues from the Transformers line and four issues of Rom plus three one shots this month: ROM: REVOLUTION #1, M.A.S.K.: REVOLUTION #1 and MICRONAUTS: REVOLUTION #1. There’s also the REVOLUTION: THE ROAD TO REVOLUTION ONE HUNDRED PAGE SPECIAL which collects five key stories that led up to this cohesive universe. The ♥X-FILES ARCHIVES, VOL. 3: GOBLINS & GROUND ZERO is the third prose collection while the ♥X-FILES: COMPLETE SEASON 10, VOL. 2 TP is self-explanatory. STAR TREK: WAYPOINT #1 OF 6 is a bi-monthly anthology with stories across all the Trek series’. Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Berkeley Breathed began producing all new strips last year released exclusively through his Facebook page; ♥BLOOM COUNTY EPISODE XI: A NEW HOPE TP is the first time in print for these! ♥JINGLE BELLE: THE WHOLE PACKAGE OMNIBUS TP collects all the zany tales of Paul (Harley Quinn) Dini’s creator owned character’s adventures, over three hundred pages of the rebellious sprite, daughter of Santa Claus with a bunch of comic superstars such as Kyle Baker, Jeff Smith, Sergio Aragones and more. If you’re a Nirvana fan then you may know that when Kurt Cobain passed there was a final letter addressed to ‘Boddah’. This inspired a French novel titled Le Roman de Boddah by Heloise Guay de Bellissen, a work of fiction mixed with events from Cobain’s life as told by his childhood imaginary friend ‘Boddah’. Now award winning creator Nicolas Otero offers ♥WHO KILLED KURT COBAIN?: THE STORY OF BODDAH HC, a fictionalized biography through the eyes of ‘Boddah’. The ♥JACK KIRBY: PENCILS AND INKS HC presents three key first issues: The Demon #1, Kamandi #1 and OMAC #1 along with a number of additional pieces, all presented side by side with the penciled version and the inked ones, a hundred and sixty pages for under fifty dollars in an eight by twelve format. The ♥SAMURAI JACK: TALES OF THE WANDERING WARRIOR TP collects all twenty issues, over four hundred pages for under fifty dollars.
IMAGE: Rick (Tokyo Ghost, Deadly Class) Remender writes and Jerome Opeña illustrates ♥SEVEN TO ETERNITY #1, a new fantasy series with magic and a dying knight desperate to free the world of the evil God. ♥SURGEON X #1 is written by acclaimed filmmaker Sara Kenney with art by John (Sandman, Conan) Watkiss, a tale of extreme medicine in an oppressive British apocalyptic future. ♥ECLIPSE #1 is written by Zachary Kaplan with Giovanni Timpano’s artwork and set in the near future when a solar event has made our sun deadly. ♥GLITTERBOMB #1 is written by Jim (Wayward, Samurai Jack) Zub with art by newcomer Djibril Morissette-Phan, about a middle aged actress and the celebrity obsessed culture, fame and failure. ♥HADRIAN’S WALL #1 OF 8 is from the creative team of C.O.W.L., Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel and Rod Reis, a space based murder mystery in the midst of an interstellar Cold War. Titles beginning new arcs this month include ♥DEADLY CLASS #22, ♥THE FIX #5, INVISIBLE REPUBLIC #11, ♥WAYWARD #16, ♥MONSTRESS #7, the two issue per year ♥RED ONE #3 and SOUTHERN CROSS #7. ♥THE WICKED + THE DIVINE 1831 #1 is a one shot that won’t be in the collected edition, a story in the nineteenth century featuring the art of Stephanie (Angela) Hans. Collected editions include: ♥BLACK ROAD, VOL. 1 TP by Brian Wood and ♥CBLDF PRESENTS: SHE CHANGED COMICS TP, a history of sixty groundbreaking female professionals featuring interviews with current creators like Raina Telgemeirer and G. Willow Wilson. THE DISCIPLINE, VOL. 1 TP collects the first six issues, the GRIZZLY SHARK TP collects one through three, ♥HEAD LOPPER, VOL. 1: THE ISLAND OR A PLAGUE OF BEAST TP collects the first four issues, ♥KILL SIX BILLION DEMONS, BOOK TP 1 collects the first arc of the popular web comic by Tom Parkinson-Morgan, and there’s BLUE MONDAY, VOL. 2: ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS TP, ♥DRIFTER, VOL. 3: LIT BY FIRE TP, ♥EAST OF WEST, VOL. 6 TP, ♥THE FADE OUT, DELUXE EDITION HC, ♥SONS OF THE DEVIL, VOL. 2: SECRETS AND LIES TP, ♥TOKYO GHOST, VOL. 2 TP, ♥THE WALKING DEAD, BOOK 13 HC and ♥THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, VOL. 4: RISING ACTION. There’s also THE WALKING DEAD: RICK GRIMES COLORING BOOK TP and the WALKING DEAD 2017 CALENDAR.
MARVEL: Six chapters into the seven part ♥CIVIL WAR II #6 OF 7 many of the limited series are reaching their conclusions: CIVIL WAR II: CHOOSING SIDES #6 OF 6, ♥CIVIL WAR II: X-MEN #4 OF 4, ♥CIVIL WAR II: GODS OF WAR #4 OF 4, CIVIL WAR II: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 OF 4 and CIVIL WAR II: KINGPIN #3 OF 4. Tie-ins this month include NEW AVENGERS #16, ALL NEW, ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #14, UNCANNY AVENGERS #14, ♥CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #13, ♥CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #6, ♥INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #13, ♥INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN #7, the ULTIMATES #11, ♥SQUADRON SUPREME #11, CAPTAIN MARVEL #9, A-FORCE #9, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #9, the ♥TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #11, UNCANNY INHUMANS #14, ♥MS MARVEL #11, SPIDER-WOMAN #11, ♥SPIDER-MAN #8, SPIDER-MAN 2099 #15, MOCKINGBIRD #7, ♥GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #12, ROCKET RACCOON & GROOT #9 and #10, VENOM: SPACE KNIGHT #12, ALL NEW WOLVERINE #12, DEADPOOL #18, ♥POWER MAN & IRON FIST #8, THUNDERBOLTS #5 and CIVIL WAR II: ULYSSES #2 OF 3 (which is actually a prequel). In the ♥MIGHTY THOR #11 Jane Foster teams up with Agent Roz Solomon and Thor, ♥SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #9 begins a new arc titled ‘Itsy Bitsy’,
WEB WARRIORS #11 is the final issue of the series. ♥MOON KNIGHT #6 begins a new story arc as does ♥DOCTOR STRANGE #12 both by the regular teams. The DOCTOR STRANGE ANNUAL #1 is written by Kathryn Immonen and Robbie Thompson with art by Leonardo Romero as Clea returns. ♥EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #14 is by Jeff Lemire and Victor Ibanez, however the EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN ANNUAL #1 is by Ollie Masters and Brandon Montclare with art by Carlo Barberi and Rosi Kampe and it begins a new story arc. The DEADPOOL ANNUAL #1 features the secret pilot episode of ‘Deadpool and his Insufferable Pals’ with guest stars Iceman and Firestar. James Patterson’s all age epic begins its conclusion with MAX RIDE: FINAL FLIGHT #1 OF 5. Deluxe collected editions include: WOLVERINE: ORIGIN-THE COMPLETE COLLECTION HC with both limited series, the DEADPOOL: BEGINNINGS OMNIBUS HC, over seven hundred pages for a hundred dollars, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: WORLDWIDE, VOL. 1 HC, DEADPOOL: WORLD’S GREATEST, VOL. 1 HC, ♥INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN PREMIERE HC, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE WARS HC, ♥GEORGE ROMERO’S EMPIRE OF THE DEAD HC, ♥DOCTOR STRANGE, VOL. 2: THE LAST DAYS OF MAGIC PREMIERE HC and ♥DOCTOR STRANGE: THE FATE OF DREAMS PROSE NOVEL HC written by Devin Grayson. And, with the movie on the horizon there’s also ♥DOCTOR STRANGE: THE FLIGHT OF BONES TP collecting some his darker stories from the past couple decades, ♥COLOR YOUR OWN DOCTOR STRANGE TP, a hundred and twenty pages for less than ten dollars and the MARVEL UNIVERSE DOCTOR STRANGE DIGEST suitable for all ages. Also ♥STAR WARS: DARTH VADER, VOL. 4: END OF GAMES TP, COLOR YOUR OWN STAR WARS TP, ALL NEW INHUMANS, VOL. 2: SKYSPEARS TP, MOCKINGBIRD, VOL. 1: I CAN EXPLAIN TP, ♥ALL NEW WOLVERINE, VOL. 2: CIVIL WAR II TP, ♥EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN, VOL. 2: APOCALYPSE WARS TP, ALL-NEW X-MEN: INEVITABLE, VOL. 1-APOCALYPSE WARS TP, ♥CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON, VOL. 2-STANDOFF TP, ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS, VOL. 2: FAMILY BUSINESS TP, ♥DAREDEVIL/PUNISHER: SEVENTH CIRCLE TP, VOTE LOKI TP, ♥WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN, VOL. 2: BORDERTOWN TP, LEGENDARY STAR-LORD, VOL. 4: OUT OF ORBIT TP and ♥CAPTAIN MARVEL: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HERO, VOL. 2 TP. Some older titles returning to print include the ♥BLACK PANTHER EPIC COLLECTION: PANTHER’S RAGE TP, ♥PUNISHER MAX: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION, VOL. 3 TP, SON OF SATAN CLASSIC TP, SPIDER-MAN: THE COMPLETE CLONE SAGA EPIC-BOOK 1 TP, SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE: RISE OF THE MIDNIGHT SONS TP, THE MARVEL UNIVERSE ACCORDING TO HEMBECK TP and ♥X-MEN: GAMBIT & ROGUE TP collecting their separate four part limited series from the mid nineties.
INDEPENDENTS: ♥CEREBUS IN HELL #0 from AARDVARK-VANAHEIM is the first new Cerebus comic since 2004 leading to a four issue series next year. Paul Jenkins writes and Leila Leiz illustrates a new series from AFTERSHOCK: ♥ALTERS #1 with the world’s first transgender hero. AH! COMICS has no relationship with Adam Hughes; their first offering is ♥MOONSHOT: THE INDIGENOUS COMICS COLLECTION, VOL. 1 GN with thirteen short stories from dozens of North American creators showcasing the rich heritage and identity of indigenous storytelling. Jon Clark is the creator, writer and artist of ♥THIN #1 OF 3 from AMERICAN GOTHIC, a dark tale about the world of dieting and they also launch the quarterly black and white horror series, MIKE WOLFER’S CRYPT OF SCREAMS #1 in time for Halloween. ANTARCTIC PRESS offers the TRUMP VS CLINTON COLORING BOOK one shot while ARCHIE offers ♥BLACK HOOD, SEASON 2 #1 from Duane Swierczynski and Greg Scott, the excellent first season having just ended, and they also offer an all new series of ♥JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS #1 written by Marguerite Bennett and Cameron Deordio with art by newcomer Audrey Mok; with the successful relaunches of Archie, Jughead and soon Adam Hughes’ take on Betty & Veronica they have a good track record! ASPEN STUDIOS has LOLA xoxo, VOL. 2 #1 by creator Siya Oum. BLACK MASK offers ♥BLACK #1 by Kwanza Osajyefo with art by Jamal Igle posing the question, what of only Black people had super powers? Also Curt Pires writes and Eric Pfeiffer illustrates ♥THE FOREVERS #1 about friends who made a pact to achieve wealth and fame and what happens when the spotlight fades. BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS begins ♥LADY MECHANIKA: LA DAMA DE LA MUERTE #1 OF 3, a Day of the Dead tale. BONGO offers their annual Halloween comic with the ♥SIMPSONS TREEHOUSE OF HORROR #22. BOOM! STUDIOS debuts ♥SKYBOURNE #1 OF 5 written and illustrated by Frank (Totally Awesome Hulk) Cho, a mash up of Indiana Jones, James Bond and King Arthur. Their literary imprint, ARCHAIA offers ♥JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH TALES HC and their all age imprint, KaBOOM! collects one of my favorite all age series from last year, ♥ABIGAIL AND THE SNOWMAN TP by Eisner and Harvey Award winner Roger Langridge. Jim (Catwoman) Balent’s bi-monthly adult comic from his company BROADSWORD COMICS reaches a milestone with TAROT: WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #100. Brian Pulido’s COFFIN COMICS offers ZACK, THE ZOMBIE EXTERMINATOR #1, a ninety six page comic for twenty dollars. DYNAMITE launches BOO, THE WORLD’S CUTEST DOG #1, the internet response to Grumpy Cat. Also the hit television show gets another try with GRIMM #1 written by Caitlin Kittredege with art by Maria Sanapo. THE GREAT DIVIDE #1 OF 6 is by Ben Fisher with Adam Mariewicz’ art and comes with a free song download described as ‘mood music for the apocalypse’. DEVIL’S DUE has MERCY SPARX: YEAR ONE #1 OF 3 by Josh Blaylock and Matt Merhoff. I’m very excited about FANTAGRAPHICS decision to make ♥LOVE & ROCKETS, VOL. IV #1 monthly again. This is my Pick of the Month. Brothers ‘Beto and Jaime Hernandez have created one of the most diverse cast of characters in comics and I see this as an opportunity for new readers to experience their stellar story telling skills. RED DOG #1 OF 4 is the first issue of a bi-monthly series from 451 MEDIA written by Rob Cohen and illustrated by Andi Ewington; this is the story of a boy and his robotic K-9 on a mining colony light years from Earth. HEAVY METAL launches ♥HEATHEN #1, a story of a banished female Viking warrior written and illustrated by Natasha Alterici. JOE’S BOOKS, a subsidiary of Disney offers the ♥DISNEY PRINCESS COMIC COLLECTION, VOL. 1 TP collecting the first four issues for under ten dollars and they also solicit the first issue of a new original series with DISNEY STAR VS THE FORCES OF EVIL #1. KODANSHA COMICS tries something new with the ♥ATTACK ON TITAN ANTHOLOGY HC; this is over two hundred and fifty full color pages of stories expanding on the hit series by comics’ best talents including Scott (Batman) Snyder, Gail (Batgirl) Simone, Cameron (Fight Club 2)
Stewart and many more; this edition is priced under thirty dollars and will be limited to three thousand copies. French publisher NBM offers the ELVIS HC, a biography beginning with the King’s first single at Sun Studios in 1954, photo realistically painted by Fabrice Le Henanff. The legendary Norwegian pop artist Hariton Pushwagner completed his only graphic novel in 1975 and it was promptly lost. Described as ‘a masterpiece in the tradition of Brazil and Brave New World‘ it has never seen publication in the United States until now; NEW YORK REVIEW COMICS will publish the ♥SOFT CITY HC in a nine by thirteen, one hundred and sixty page hard cover for thirty five dollars. ♥NIGHT’S DOMINION #1 by Ted (Courtney Crumrin, Batman ’66) Naifeh begins a dark fantasy for fans of Rat Queens and Game of Thrones published by ONI PRESS who also offer the RICK AND MORTY HARDCOVER, BOOK ONE that includes a Rick and Morty sound chip. PAPERCUTZ, the all age imprint of NBM offers BARBIE, VOL. 1 and BARBIE PUPPIES, VOL. 1: PUPPY PARTY, both available in either soft or hard cover editions. RENEGADE ARTS collects the ♥SHAME TRILOGY HC, a fantasy series written by Lovern Kindzierski and illustrated by John Bolton; when the planets’ purest woman allows herself one selfish wish, it is enough to conceive the most evil woman the world has ever known. STORM KING collects ♥JOHN CARPENTER’S ASYLUM, VOL. 1 available in both hard cover and soft cover editions, written by Bruce Jones with the art of Leonardo Manco. Aside from all of the Doctor Who series’ British publisher TITAN COMICS offers a third series with ♥ASSASSIN’S CREED: LOCUS #1 OF 4 written by Ian Edginton with art by Caspar Wijingaard plus ♥DARK SOULS: LEGENDS OF THE FLAME #1 OF 2 and VIKINGS: UPRISING #1 by Cavan Scott and Andrea Mutti plus a new translated French series, ♥SAMURAI: BROTHERS IN ARMS #1 OF 4. They also begin ♥TANK GIRL: GOLD #1 OF 4 from Alan Martin and Brett Parsons while their previous series gets collected in the ♥TANK GIRL: 2 GIRLS, 1 TANK TP. TOKYO POP with their new Disney licenses offers TIM BURTON’S NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S MANGA HC. UNCIVILIZED BOOKS offers the two hundred page ♥BRIGHTER THAN YOU THINK: 10 SHORT WORKS BY ALAN MOORE TP featuring art by Stephen Bissette, Rik Veitch, John Totleben, Mark Beyer, Peter Bagge and others. UDON has the STREET FIGHTER SWIMSUIT SPECIAL #1. VALIANT hits a milestone with the sixty four page ♥X-O MANOWAR #50, the series finale, ‘Long Live the King’. And they launch a new series with ♥BRITANNIA #1 by Peter Milligan with art by Juan José Ryp, a tale of the world’s first detectives in the year 65 A. D. VIZ MEDIA launches POKÉMON OMEGA RUBY: ALPHA SAPPHIRE, VOL 1 inspired by the best selling video games. Although the fiftieth and final issue was offered last month ZENESCOPE solicits the WONDERLAND: EPILOGUE, a forty eight page annual as well as the GRIMM FAIRY TALES: 2016 ANNUAL and that reaches the end of the comic section in this months’ Previews catalog. Feel free to thumb through the catalog when you stop by and check out all of the other stuff: magazines, tee shirts, toys, trading cards, statues, action figures and novelties. I’m happy to order whatever you’d like.
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Some of the codes and abbreviations that I use are: HC (hard cover), TP (trade paperback), SC (soft cover), GN (graphic novel), OGN (original graphic novel-not a reprint or collection), MMPB (mass market paperbacks), AF (action figure), T/C trading cards, T/S (tee shirt) and ♥ (to denote an excellent writer, creator or title deserving wider recognition in my humble opinion).
Besides the monthly Previews catalog there is also an ‘Adult Supplement’ which showcases the ‘adults only’ comics, books and videos. If you are interested in seeing what’s available (and you’re over eighteen) just send me an email and I will send you this month’s adult catalog with images, descriptions and prices.