All New Stories Beginning in July 2018
We start ordering in May 2018 for the books we will receive in July 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 a book comes out to order it, you might not get it until 2 weeks after the release date, or a month, or never (sold out)!
New From Marvel July 2018
Due to Marvel's latest "Fresh Start" campaign, there are going to be a LOT of #1's coming up. Here is July's sampling....
For over 70 years, he has stood in stalwart defense of our country and its people. But in the aftermath of Hydra's takeover of the nation, Captain America is a figure of controversy, carrying a tarnished shield...and a new enemy is rising!
Who are the Power Elite? And how do they intend to co-opt and corrupt the symbol that is Captain America?
Carol Danvers was just a girl from the Boston suburbs who loved science and the Red Sox until a chance encounter with a Kree hero gave her incredible super-powers. Now, she's a leader in the Avengers and the commander of Alpha Flight. But what if there were more to the story? When crippling anxiety attacks put her on the sidelines in the middle of a fight, Carol finds herself reliving memories of a life she thought was far behind her. You can't outrun where you're from - and sometimes, you HAVE to go home again. But there are skeletons in Captain Marvel's closet - and what she discovers will change her entire world. Written by best-selling author Margaret Stohl and drawn by fan-favorite comics veteran Carlos Pacheco, this is the true origin of Captain Marvel.
Frank Castle was the Punisher. A deal with the devil made him Ghost Rider. A deal with Galactus made him cosmic. A deal with Thanos made him...DEAD?!? Not to worry, he's coming back, and he's got a plan to make the universe a better place that's going to lead him into an even CRAZIER adventure than he's ever been in! Join hot new comic (and cosmic?) writer Donny Cates (THANOS, DOCTOR STRANGE) as he pushes his wildest creation past the breaking point!
The Kree have gone murdering, leaving behind a message: Join or die. Thousands of Inhumans have already made their choice - the evidence floats bleeding in space. Black Bolt and his family are next. Rising star Donny Cates and PUNISHER: WAR JOURNAL artist Ariel Olivetti bring their brutal talents to the Inhumans!
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL author Ryan North and MS. MARVEL writer G. Willow Wilson join MARVEL RISING mastermind Devin Grayson in an all-star escapade! Gamer girl Ember Quade has a secret - a power that lets her bring video games to life! But when her creations attract the attention of super heroes SQUIRREL GIRL and MS. MARVEL, the stakes hit a whole new level. Just what is Ember after? And can Squirrel Girl and Ms. Marvel prevent her pixelated projects from wreaking epic destruction? The next generation of heroes take the universe by storm in the third installment of MARVEL RISING!
New From DC and Dark Horse July 2018
o Written by Christopher Cantwell, co-creator/showrunner of AMC's Halt and Catch Fire.
o Martin Morazzo has worked on Nighthawk, Elektra, and the recently released creator-owned Ice Cream Man.
o The latest from Karen Berger's Berger Books imprint!
o 32 pages of story.
Meanwhile, Bob tells Jack-Jack a bedtime story that has Violet and Dash calling foul: this battle from his glory days seems too amazing to be true. Then, on a visit to the park, Jack-Jack uses his powers to overcome a worthy opponent!
o Three original stories are set during and after Disney o Pixar's The Incredibles 2 feature film!
o Written by Christos Gage from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Amazing Spider-Man!
o Produced by Dark Horse Comics in close collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment.
o Writer Jody Houser takes readers on a sci-fi-horror thrill ride in space!
July 2018 IMAGE, IDW, DYNAMITE, BOOM! TITAN, VALIANT, ZENESCOPE
From ROB GUILLORY, Eisner-winning co-creator and artist of Image Comics' CHEW, comes a new dark comedy about science gone sinister and agriculture gone apocalyptic. Nature is a Mother.
Two lovers meet. One: a straight-edge vegan hacker anarchist boy with a penchant for messing with the State. The other: a chaotic, hedonistic cop with a reality TV show and a license to kill. This really shouldn't happen-and yet, somehow, it does. And soon, the entire state of New California is after them. This ballistic sci-fi action romance miniseries-in the vein of Mad Max and Romeo and Juliet-from ALEŠ KOT, TRADD MOORE, and HEATHER MOORE begins with a massive-sized debut issue, and features a backup comic introducing the talents of AARON STEWART-AHN and SUNANDO C!
• Celebrating 10 years of the world of Atomic Robo!
• A deep-dive into one of the most fun and exciting fictional histories in comics!
Based on the new Disney Channel series!
Written by acclaimed new writer Hannah Blumenreich!
From the creative forces behind Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken and Star Trek Discovery: The Light of Kahless!
Takes place during Star Trek: The Next Generation's critically acclaimed fourth season!
Featuring covers by Mirror Broken co-creator and designer J.K. Woodward!
The unexpected twist ending of Through the Mirror continues!
This second offering comes from legendary author Joe R. Lansdale, Keith Lansdale, and artist Menton3. In "Hoot Goes There?", Scully and Mulder find themselves on the road again, this time to a small East Texas town to investigate the disappearance of a woman said to have been carried away by a creature fitting the description of a harpy from Greek myth. But things only get stranger from there...
An all-new threat faces the Earth, while the team faces turmoil from within and must overcome all obstacles to prove their worth and value in a world that desperately needs its heroes. The Death Defying Devil, Samson, Black Terror, Masquerade, Green Lama, Scarab and more are all here as the adventure begins again.
Featuring an introductory story leading right into the all-new #1 next month, Project Superpowers #0 is action-packed and introductory priced. Includes bonus materials and 16 pages of original story.
Played by actress-writer Cassandra Peterson, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark has carved out a niche in popular American culture that is sure to endure for decades to come. Elvira's reign as 'Queen of Halloween' has now spanned thirty-five years and includes two nationally syndicated television series, two feature films (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and Elvira's Haunted Hills), an IMAX movie and two motion control rides. She has appeared in National ad campaigns for Pepsi and Coors, recorded five music CDs, written four books and licensed over Four Hundred products including pinball machines, action figures, guitars, three comic book series, a beer, wine, soda pop, perfume, slot machines and the best-selling female costume of all time.
The first of three stand-alone stories featuring the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctor!
The Tenth Doctor has his work cut out when he encounters a lost spaceship... Whose crew is being absorbed by mysterious ghostly creatures! Everything is not how it seems, however, especially when disturbing facts about the crew come to light!
Each issue contains a serialised short from the creative team behind the new Thirteenth Doctor ongoing series!
The Roman standard - the eagle borne at the front of each Roman legion - was more than just a symbol of the soldiers that carried it... It was a symbol of Rome itself, the ultimate embodiment of the empire's power...
But now, in the mist-shrouded Germanic forest of Tottenwald, the unthinkable has happened: A rampaging barbarian horde has crushed three of Rome's most highly skilled detachments in battle... and captured their mighty Roman eagles.
His authority threatened by this all-too-public shame, the mad emperor Nero has dispatched Antonius Axia, the empire's finest "detectioner" and hero of Britannia, and Achillia, the sword-wielding champion of the gladiatorial arena, to reclaim his stolen relics at any cost.
But what began as a simple mission will soon become a terrifying journey into the dark heart of belief itself as the isolated woodlands of Rome's enemies reveal unseen dimensions...and the true power of the legion's lost eagles threatens to consume any who would pursue them...
The realm of madness is back with a brand new twisted tale of love, loss and vengeance!
It's been a long time since Alice Liddle's daughter, Calie, finally escaped the twisted world that her mother was pulled into many years before her. But the insanity of Wonderland has returned and this time around things are much more dangerous and horrifying than ever before. Originally the realm of dreams, but now a realm made up of nightmares, Wonderland has been purged of its original denizens and a new ruler has emerged. The Duchess has been kidnapping people from this world and re-shaping them in her image to use as her personal playthings. Can Calie and her daughter team up to stop a new madness from emerging from Wonderland and invading our world or is it too late to stop the inevitable?
Find out here is this insane first issue of a whole new Wonderland!
JULY 2018 ALTERNA, AFTERSHOCK, AM. MYTH, DDP, LION FORGE, ONI, SCOUT
Equal parts The Fifth Element and Philip K Dick, and directly springboarding off the previously released Free Comic Book Day RELAY #0, this series is an exploration of monoculture, identity, and the deceptive nature of legend set in a thriving future where humanity forcibly assimilates new worlds.
Written by Zac Thomspon (Cable, The Dregs, HER INFERNAL DESCENT), with art by Andy Clarke (REPLICA, Batman), and a story conceived by Zac Thompson, Eric Bromberg (PESTILENCE) and Donny Cates (BABYTEETH, Dr. Strange, Thanos, Venom, God Country), this powerhouse of a series that HAD to be told at AfterShock!
Like the demented stepchild of Game of Thrones, Braveheart and Mark Millar's Kick Ass, Sean Lewis (BETROTHED, The Few, Coyotes) brings readers into an ancient Ireland filled with clans, mystics, warriors and monsters of mythic proportion!
Finola has a problem-her father is losing his mind. All the old king cares about is power...and Finola thinks power is stupid. Finola thinks her vicious older sisters are stupid. Finola thinks the royal court is stupid, and above all she thinks the clans across the country are stupid. So she makes a plan with her good friend Cillian: Let's kill all the clans. And then, we go for dad.
Filled with countless twist and turns, CLANKILLERS promises to be a wild ride!
From writer Sean Lewis (BETROTHED, The Few) and artist Antonio Fuso (James Bond, G.I.Joe) comes a revenge thriller that HAD to be told at AfterShock!
MOON MAID #1 WOLFER MAIN CVR
•The debut of a far out, pulpy, sci fi series of parallel adventures in the tongue in cheek tradition of the original Heavy Metal, but for a new generation.
•Eight different 3 issue arcs explore each of the agents parallel investigations, each by a different creative team of the most popular creators in France: Lewis Trondheim, Olivier Vatine Zep, Dominique Bertail, Fabien Vehlmann, Balez, Kris, Trystram, De Felici, and Boulet.
•Conceived and directed by the legendary Lewis Trondheim and Olivier Vatine.
Other New Books Starting in JULY 2018
New readers and fans alike can find everything they need to know about Aspen's flagship title in this new Michael Turner's Soulfire 15 Year Anniversary Primer issue! Join in on the battle between Magic and Technology, and one young orphan's quest as the "Bearer of the Light" to usher in a new era of magic! Check out never-before-seen commentary, art and creator secrets in anticipation of Volume 7 and more...All for only a quarter! These Aspen Anniversary edition primer issues are the perfect compliment to discover more about Aspen's upcoming slate of new and returning titles!
The U.S. has spent several years embroiled in a conflict with the invading forces of China. In the war zone of the American Southwest, small bands of freedom fighters have formed to help guide refugees away from the destruction. Isabel Vasquez, known to her squad as "Delphi", has been leading rescue missions inside the combat zone for years. Escorting those displaced from the war has fueled her faith that she is making a difference. But now that faith is increasingly tested by reoccurring nightmares of a coming apocalypse. She fears the war is only the beginning of a great threat...one that promises to bring humanity to the brink of extinction!
Unbeknownst to Delphi, a band of renegade angels has fled Heaven seeking a new refuge. The Earth has become their new home, where they view humanity as a plague that must be purged. As their path forges ahead toward global genocide, it is yet to be decided if Delphi and her growing visions of a global Armageddon can help stop them in time.
From artist and creator Jordan Gunderson comes Aspen's most thrilling new series of the summer, DISSENSION: WAR ETERNAL!
Don't miss the first chapter of an electrifying story in a bold new world. Aspen is proud to partner with ZMX Entertainment on their landmark project created by J.T. Krul, Yuyan Song, and Dinna Wu, and featuring the stellar creative team of Alex Konat, Mark Roslan, John Starr, and Sal Cipriano.
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…