All New Stories Beginning in August 2018
We start ordering in June 2018 for the books we will receive in August 2018, and if we don’t know you want it we might not stock it on our shelves!! There are 1000’s of comic book titles, and while we try to keep a wide variety to appeal to new customers, we DON'T HAVE ROOM for every single title to fit on our displays. So, if you are up to date on when new titles or new story arcs that you want to read are coming out, you can have us order it and it will be waiting for you! Pre-order or start a subscription today!
**Secret Tip - If you wait until the month (or the week) a book comes out to order it, you might not get it until 2-3 weeks after the release date, or a month, or never (sold out)!
New From Marvel August 2018
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT - THE WORLD'S GREATEST COMIC MAGAZINE IS BACK!
Since the end of SECRET WARS, there's been a gap in the Marvel Universe. A void no other team can fill. And it's time for the world to move on. But can it? A life-changing decision by the Thing! A momentous declaration by the Human Torch! A clarion call-to-arms that summons Doctor Doom! And a signal in the sky that heralds the return of hope to the Marvel Universe! All this, and Alicia Masters adopts kittens! So cute! Plus, the Impossible Man!
AND BONUS STORIES ILLUSTRATED BY SIMONE BIANCHI AND SKOTTIE YOUNG!
IF YOU READ ONLY ONE MARVEL COMIC THIS MONTH, THIS IS THE ONE!
HAWKEYE (KATE BISHOP). HAWKEYE (CLINT BARTON). A guy named FUSE. Never have they ever been called "the big three" of...anything. And now here they are, reunited for, okay, well, it's only the second time ever. Thank god they also brought AMERICA CHAVEZ, GWENPOOL and KID OMEGA. Wait. What? That's right, it's the new West Coast Avengers, son. And you better hope they can figure out how to save the world because BIG things are headed for the West Coast.
Punisher no longer has the War Machine armor, but he retained his newly acquired taste for big game, and he's hungry for more. However, the paths to such perilous pursuits are fraught with dangers bigger than any Frank has faced before, and this lone wolf could use otherworldly help on his way up to the world stage. MATTHEW ROSENBERG continues pushing the boundaries of the Punisher, and now joined by acclaimed artist RICCARDO BURCHIELLI (DMZ, Northlanders), this is the book Punisher fans will be talking about for years to come!
The Black Panther joins the fight against Nakia, A.K.A. the villainous and crazed Malice! Finally, the man of her dreams is within Nakia's grasp. But he's brought a few friends with him, and they're not happy about the world-ending weapon she just unleashed. The seemingly all-powerful Mimic-27 has already laid out Storm and the X-Men, and the Dora Milaje are at a loss. If they're going to save Wakanda and the world, Okoye, Ayo and Aneka will have to delve deep into the mysteries of the Doras. Best-selling author Nnedi Okorafor reveals secrets of the Dora Milaje in the final installment of WAKANDA FOREVER!
Before the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN...before VENOM... There was the FIRST HOST. And that First Host has returned in need of Venom's help - only by reuniting can the two avert cosmic ruin! Can Eddie and the symbiote trust one another long enough to save the galaxy, or will the FIRST HOST prove to be Venom's undoing?!
Spider-Punk is back and better than ever. After SPIDER-VERSE, Hobie Brown was a Web Warrior, but that didn't mean things back in his universe were solved. The writer of the SPIDER-PUNK story in SPIDER-VERSE is back and joined by VENOM'S Gerardo Sandoval! Spider-Punk's Earth is under attack both on the ground and from space, meaning his responsibility seems to outweigh his power. Don't miss this first shot of the SPIDER-EVENT of 2018!
As the United States of America struggled through the Vietnam War, Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. needed a secret weapon - and when an ancient creature was discovered at an archaeological dig site, he was sure he'd found it. In reality, the discovery was an ancestor of the Klyntar symbiotes...and would become a waking nightmare for a platoon of American soldiers!
The hunt for Wolverine is over... Now the time has come to put the pieces together and see what was learned. Kitty Pryde, Daredevil, Tony Stark and Sabretooth may have found what they were looking for...but it wasn't what they expected. Where has Wolverine been? What has he been doing?
When Ember Quade traps Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl and their friends in a video-game reality, they'll have to fight their way through the terrifying villain hordes of Ember's imagination! But when they reach the final level, even Ember will be surprised at what they find. All the cards hit the table as award-winning writers Devin Grayson, G. Willow Wilson and Ryan North take MARVEL RISING to its heights!
With his good buddy Inferno, of course! Dante Pertuz has the power to wield fire - and he'll need it against Spider-Man's biggest foe, Venom! But if Venom gets too close, it'll be lights out for the two heroes. Can Spidey help Inferno conquer his fears and take down the villain before New York City goes black?
TOBIAS BECKETT taught HAN SOLO everything he knows about surviving hoodlum-filled cantinas and backwater worlds. But who is this career outlaw and why is ENFYS NEST- one of the galaxy's most dangerous and brutal marauders - so dead set on taking him down once and for all? Find out in this original tale of a man who has gamed star system after star system, but at a cost that no heist can make up for.
History's favorite duo are back together, and just in time! When Deadpool is hired to protect a woman from time-hopping villains, it's only a matter of time until he breaks the timestream. Fortunately, his old pal Cable has some experience with that. But dark secrets have put the client, and reality itself, in more danger than either of our heroes could have foreseen! David F. Walker, Paco Diaz, and a host of stellar guest artists take Cable and Deadpool on an adventure of epic proportions!
Before he wore the webs, he was just Miles Morales: newly-minted Brooklyn Visions Academy student with hidden spider powers! When a Secret Invasion of Skrulls turns Manhattan upside down, Miles must choose: do his great powers come with great responsibility? A mysterious new chapter for Miles is unveiled by rising superstars Bryan Edward Hill (Detective Comics) and Nelson Blake II (Marvel New Year's Eve Special)
DAREDEVIL ANNUAL #1
You know Daredevil as the Man Without Fear, the protector of Hell's Kitchen. But once upon a time, Daredevil was just the newest super-suit on the block - and NYPD Detective Mercedes "Misty" Knight was just a cop on the job. So when she places Daredevil at the scene of a crime, sparks will fly - and not the good kind. Award-winning crime writer Erica Schultz teams with fan-favorite artist Marcio Takara to bring you a story of street-level heroism in the early days of the Marvel Universe!
New From DC and Dark Horse August 2018
A rift between worlds has opened, revealing a space beyond the Dreaming. Meanwhile, a book from Lucien's library is discovered by a group of children in the waking world where it should not exist. Lucien calls for Matthew the Raven to seek out their master, Daniel, Lord of Dreams.
As Matthew flies across the Waking World and others, he finds a young boy named Timothy Hunter who, in his dreams, has become the world's most powerful magician-but in his nightmares he is the world's greatest villain. A new House has appeared in the realm of the Dreaming: the House of Whispers, with its proprietor, a fortune-teller called Erzulie. And elsewhere, Lucifer has fallen again, only this time he might be trapped in a Hell of his own design.
Spiraling out of this special issue will be four all-new series set in the Sandman Universe. It all starts here!
She was born into one life, but another is calling to her. When Pearl accidentally meets one of her peers, her doppelgänger from another clan, she starts to dream of a better life. But Pearl has a very special ability that keeps pulling her back into the violent world she is desperate to escape.
PEARL is a major series launch from writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos that features their first brand-new original character since Jessica Jones. Fans of the Jessica Jones comic and TV show will be thrilled and delighted by this bold new direction the creative team has taken.
SCARLET #1 (OF 5) (MR)
In this brand-new, new reader-friendly chapter, fully painted by Eisner Award-winning artist Alex Maleev, SCARLET tells the story of what happens when one young woman is pushed too far-and what one country will do to stop her.
to Gotham City from Japan. He's trying to solve the mystery of what happened to his scientist parents after their disappearance following a factory explosion a year earlier. As it turns out, the factory was owned by Lex Luthor, who has now teamed with The Joker. Together, they plan on using the research of the boy's parents to tap into a mystical, all-powerful, worldwide energy source. But for what purpose? It's a bigger challenge than Batman can handle on his own, so he's going to need some help from the League.
This series will be published in the original manga right-to-left format.
BATMAN KINGS OF FEAR #1 (OF 6)
CATWOMAN TWEETY & SYLVESTER SPECIAL #1
HARLEY QUINN GOSSAMER SPECIAL #1
JOKER DAFFY DUCK SPECIAL #1
LEX LUTHOR PORKY PIG SPECIAL #1
DAMAGE ANNUAL #1
NIGHTWING ANNUAL #1
SILENCER ANNUAL #1
SUICIDE SQUAD ANNUAL #1
SEEDS #1 (MR)
The rich have built walls around their wealth and scramble into escape rockets. The romantic and the ruthless cross over into the lawless wilds of Zone-B. A few cantankerous aliens have come to collect the last dregs of humanity's essence for the celestial embryo bank. One of them falls in love.
Astra is an idealistic journalist who stumbles into the story of a lifetime, only to realize that if she reports it, she'll destroy the last hope of a dying world. How far will she go to get her story? An eco-fiction tech-thriller where flora and fauna have begun to mutate, The Seeds is also a story of love beyond race and gender, and of the resilience of both human and animal kind.
A new four-issue series, by award-winning artist David Aja (Hawkeye, Immortal Iron Fist) and filmmaker, journalist, and comics writer Ann Nocenti (Daredevil, Catwoman).
o For mature readers.
DISNEY FROZEN BREAKING BOUNDARIES #1
o Disney's Frozen comes to Dark Horse in its first multi-issue comics tale!
o Kawaii Creative Studio from the Frozen film graphic novel adaptation will create the art for this series!
PREDATOR HUNTERS II #1
Despite the casualties suffered during their fist mission, the Predator Hunters are on the prowl again!
"A true testament to the savagery of the Predator franchise, this series just doesn't quit..."-Infinite Earths
TERMINATOR SECTOR WAR #1 (OF 4)
o Brian Wood delves into the world of Terminator.
BEASTS OF BURDEN #1 (OF 4) WISE DOGS & ELDRITCH MEN
o The eight time Eisner-winning series is back!
o Variant Cover by Rafael Albuquerque!
"Beasts of Burden balances humor, heart, and horror and fosters the contrast necessary to elevate a genre."-MTV
AUGUST 2018 IMAGE, IDW, DYNAMITE, BOOM! TITAN
Join multiple Eisner-winning writer JOHN LAYMAN (CHEW) and Eisner-nominated artist NICK PITARRA (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS), along with soon-to-be-nominated-for-best-colorist MICHAEL GARLAND (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS) for an eye-popping, face-melting, reality-defying, nonstop rush of pure adrenaline.
COLD SPOTS #1 (OF 5) (MR)
10 years ago, Dan Kerr turned his back on his wife and unborn daughter. Now, both mother and child have gone missing, and Dan must face cosmic terrors to find them again. He soon finds that ghosts stir when his estranged daughter is near. And as the dead grow restless, the cold deepens...
CROWDED #1 CVR A STEIN & BRANDT
From Eisner-nominated writer CHRISTOPHER SEBELA (Heartthrob, We(l)come Back, Harley Quinn), RO STEIN & TED BRANDT (Captain Marvel, Raven: The Pirate Princess), TRIONA FARRELL (Runaways, Mech Cadet Yu), and CARDINAL RAE (BINGO LOVE, ROSE).
CURSE WORDS SUMMER SPECIAL #1 CVR A BROWNE (ONE-SHOT) (MR)
HEY KIDS COMICS #1 (MR)
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RICK & MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS #1 (OF 4) CVR A LITTLE (C
When Morty needs to learn how to play D&D to keep up with the cool kids, his hard-drinking, old school-gaming, mad science-making grandpa is happy to teach him how to roll the dice, but neither of them is prepared for the saving throws they're about to fail or the true quest yet to come. Strap on a +1 longsword and grab your 10-foot pole, because this is going to be a gaming gauntlet like no other!
The world's greatest role-playing game.
Reality's most dysfunctional family.
What could go wrong?
HOUSE AMOK #1 CVR A MCMANUS
"The Sandifers are experiencing a mental condition known as folie a deux, a shared madness that will drive them to kidnap and torture strangers, burn down secret safe houses, and do whatever it takes to stay alive."
-Christopher Sebela, Eisner-nominated writer
It's a summer vacation the Sandifers will never forget, evoking Natural Born Killers and The X-Files for fans of Paper Girls and Locke & Key.
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS #1 CVR A MATTINA
ROBOTS VS PRINCESSES #1 CVR A CHAPUIS
The dream match you never thought you'd see begins here. Don't miss it!
BLACK BADGE #1 MAIN & MIX
œ Among their organization, the Black Badges are the elite; the best of the best. They are feared even by the other badges. The missions they take are dangerous, and they will only get worse as their leaderfs attention is split between their mission objectives and tracking down a lost team member. A team member who disappeared years ago, presumed dead.
œ A haunting look at foreign policy, culture wars and isolationism through the lens of kids who know they must fix the worlds that adults have broken.
MMPR SHATTERED GRID #1 MAIN (C: 1-0-0)
Everything changes here!
STEVEN UNIVERSE HARMONY #1 (C: 1-0-0)
WWE ATTITUDE ERA 2018 SPECIAL #1 MAIN
LUMBERJANES 2018 SPECIAL #1 CVR A BUSTOS
AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL GRAB BAG 2018 (C: 1-0-0)
GIRL WHO DANCED WITH DEATH MILL SAGA #1 (OF 3) CVR A IANNICI
ASSASSINS CREED CONSPIRACIES #1 (OF 2)
AUGUST 2018 AFTERSHOCK, ALTERNA, AM. MYTH, LION FORGE, SCOUT
From Paul Jenkins (ALTERS, Wolverine: Origin, Sentry) and Wesley St. Claire (FU JITSU, Teen Titans) comes the mystery series that HAD to be told at AFTERSHOCK!
VOLITION #1 CVR A FRANCIA
When a debilitating virus called "Rust" threatens all artificial life, salvation lies in the most unlikely of robotic heroes-not a warrior or an solider, but in an obsolete construction worker and a dedicated caregiver. Together, HALE-19 and AMBER-7T embark on a perilous journey in search of a cure that could potentially change the balance of power on Earth forever. The next bold adventure from Aftershock Comics begins here!From writer Ryan Parrott (Saban's Go Go Power Rangers, Star Trek, Batman: Gates of Gotham) and new artist sensation Omar Francia (Star Wars, Mass Effect) comes an epic quest into a dazzling future world told through the lens of AfterShock Comics!
The Khourys are a classic immigrant success story: A fractious and quarrelsome Lebanese family who carved their slice of the American Dream by becoming the largest distributors of vending machine sandwiches in the upper northern Midwest.
Unfortunately, the Khourys gains have been ill-gotten and a branch of the Chicago Irish Mob has come back to collect a past debt. Fealty is demanded, shots are fired, and long-hidden family secrets are fully revealed. Now, Dorothy Khoury, the daughter of the family patriarch is forced to unite her splintered bloodline and fight back.
Only one question is worth asking...is blood thicker than sandwiches?
BLOOD REALM #1 (OF 3)
EXILIUM #1 (OF 6)
ZORRO LEGENDARY ADVENTURES #1 MAIN CVR
CASPER CAPERS #1 SCHERER MAIN CVR
PINK PANTHER SURFSIDE SPECIAL #1 GREENAWALT MISTERJAW CVR
PELLUCIDAR #1 REARTE MAIN CVR
The Voyager has been peacefully traveling through space for years when, unexpectedly, it's attacked by an alien, laser-shooting space shuttle. The attackers?
Fully evolved, advanced humanoid dinosaurs who've destroyed their home planet and are now on the hunt to commandeer a new one to expand their empire.
SOLAR FLARE SEASON THREE #1
Other New Books Starting in AUGUST 2018
Clinton Supporters of the Damned.
MIDNIGHT TIGER #1 MAIN CVR
DOUBLE JUMPERS FULL CIRCLE JERKS #1 (OF 4) CVR B LOGAN (MR)
GUNCATS #1 (MR)
HILLBILLY RED EYED WITCHERY FROM BEYOND #1 (OF 4)
CAVEWOMAN MOVING DAY ONESHOT #1 (OF 1) CVR A MASSEY (MR)
STEAM-AGE WASTELAND ONE-SHOT
RAGS #1 (MR)
AWAKEN SKIES #1 CVR A LORENZANA
Coping with high school is difficult enough, but when a young girl named Mira makes the startling discovery that she has the ability of flight, her normal life suddenly takes on an all-new meaning. However, there are others who know of her unique abilities, and they will stop at nothing to possess them in the pursuit of shifting the world's power balance of mankind itself! High school doesn't seem so difficult anymore.
Don't miss the thrilling opening chapter to Aspen's newest action-adventure series from creator Frank Mastromauro (Shrugged, Overtaken), artist Marco Lorenzana (Overtaken) and colorist Justice (Aspen Mascots)!
LA MUERTA RETRIBUTION #1 (OF 2) (MR)
DEEP SPACE TRAGEDY #1 (OF 4) NEW PTG
DOLLMAN KILLS THE FULL MOON UNIVERSE #1 CVR A TEMPLESMITH
ADVENTURE VAN #1 (OF 5)
DISNEY ALADDIN ONE SHOT
DRUMPFS DYNAMOS #1000 IVANKA DRUMPF WONDERS CVR B
COVER A (MAIN COVER): $4.99
COVER B (IVANKA DRUMPF WONDERS): $9.99
COVER C (1970s RETRO COVER): $4.99
COVER D (1990s RETRO COVER): $4.99
COVER E (REAL NEWS COVER) RETAILER INCENTIVE: Retailers ordering 5 or more copies of Covers A-D (any combination) may order as many copies of the very honest and truthful "Real News" variant as they wish for $4.99.
SNIPER ELITE RESISTANCE #1 CVR A GODDARD
THE VIGILANT ONE SHOT
When the evil forces of Von Hoffman and Dr Mesmer team up and pluck the immortal Adam Eterno from the winds of time, all of reality is under threat! Only The Vigilant; a mighty team composed of super-beings, warlocks, warriors and monsters stand between us and total chaos! Join The Leopard from Lime Street, Steel Commando, Dr. Sin, Pete's Pocket Army, Blake Edmonds, Y?o and Thunderbolt the Avenger on their premiere adventure. The Rebellion-verse Begins here!
RIPTIDE #1 (OF 4)
WAR OF INDEPENDENTS MAN OUT OF TIME #1
A War of the Independents tie-in that takes place between issues 2 and 3 of The Mighty Titan and issues 4 and 5 of The War of the Independents.
NORAH #1 (OF 4) (MR)
REJECTED ONE SHOT (MR)
JAKE MADDOX GEAR HERO GN (C: 0-1-0)
JAKE MADDOX STRANGE BOARDERS GN (C: 0-1-0)
DISPOSABLE LEGENDS #1 (OF 6) (MR)
And That’s Not All….!!
This list doesn’t even touch all of the Manga, new Hardcover Editions, Trade Paperbacks (collections of comic books in one bound edition), or Graphic Novels (complete original story not featured in a monthly) – not to mention all of the toys, statues, and apparel that come out every month! That would be at least 7 more of these articles, every month! I'm just going to stick to comics for now. If you are interested in finding out about all of the rest (and get yours before they sell out!), just come on down to the shop for an in-depth look in the Previews book, or take one home for about $4 - which also gets you a free copy of Image+ (normally $2). While you are in for a visit, don’t forget to set up your subscription or pre-order. You can even pre-fill a form at home and drop it by. Stop by at least once a month to check out the new stuff and pick up your subscription…