PREVIEWSworld’s Featured This Week Comics and Graphic Novels for 8/5

Every week we call attention to those books and graphic novels which stand out from all the rest. These titles from Premier Vendors and independent publishers should be at the top of your list, and can be found at your local comic shop on August 5.

This Damned Band #1
Dark Horse Comics

(W) Paul Cornell
(A/CA) Tony Parker

1972: the world's most famous rock band thought they were "worshiping Satan," only to find they were actually . . . worshiping Satan. a darkly hilarious adventure of black magic and classic rock!

Item Code: JUN150081
Price: $3.99
In Shops 8/5/2015

Detective Comics #43
DC Comics

(W) Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
(A) Fernando Blanco
(CA) Francis Manapul

Batman and his new team are after a band of thieves in Gotham City-but they're about to develop a new weapon that will make them much harder to stop!

Item Code: JUN150251
Price: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #110
In Shops 8/5/2015

Batman Beyond #3
DC Comics

(W) Dan Jurgens
(A/CA) Bernard Chang

The world starts to give up on its new Batman as the secret of the cyborg Justice League is revealed. Plus, Brother Eye takes both a giant leap and one small step toward bringing down the final stronghold of humanity: Neo-Gotham.

Item Code: JUN150243
Price: $2.99
PREVIEWS Page #107
In Shops 8/5/2015

Transformers #44
IDW Publishing

(W) John Barber
(A/CA) Andrew Griffith

Love And Hate! Two emotions only inches from each other-and Tracks and Needlenose have felt them both. On opposite sides of an eons-long war, what happens when they meet again? And what's Arcee up to on Cybertron?

Item Code: JUN150410
Price: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #168
In Shops 8/5/2015

We Stand On Guard #2
Image Comics

(W) Brian K. Vaughan
(A/CA) Steve Skroce

The summer blockbuster from Brian K. Vaughan and Steve Skroce continues, as the futuristic conflict between the Canadian freedom fighters and their American occupiers takes a shocking turn! Mature Readers.

Item Code: JUN150510
Price: $2.99
PREVIEWS Page #210
In Shops 8/5/2015

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #3
Marvel Comics

(W) Dan Slott
(A/CA) Adam Kubert

A Secret Wars Series!  The most controversial Spider-Man story of the year continues! There are some lines Spider-Man won't cross. Right?

Item Code: MAY150716
Price: $3.99
In Shops 8/5/2015

Civil War #2
Marvel Comics

(W) Charles Soule
(A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu

Skirmishes between each side continue in the wake of a failed attempt at peace. General Rogers and his forces in the Blue continue development of Project Bellcurve, the top-secret effort to win the war in one epic stroke, while Iron President Stark discovers deeply troubling data about the course of the nation's history since its division.

Item Code: MAY150690
Price: $3.99
In Shops 8/5/2015

The Shadow Volume 2 #1
Dynamite Entertainment

(W) Cullen Bunn
(A) Giovanni Timpano
(CA) Butch Guice

A ruthless cabal of magicians is searching for the secret to the Last Illusion, and they'll stop at nothing to achieve their goals. But the person who knew the most about the mysterious rite is dead, and he shared his secret with one man -- the Shadow!

Item Code: JUN151203
Price: $1.00
PREVIEWS Page #303
In Shops 8/5/2015

Teen Titans Volume 1: Blinded By The Light TP
DC Comics

(W) Will Pfeifer
(A) Kenneth Rocafort, Scott Hepburn
(CA) Kenneth Rocafort

Red Robin, Wonder Girl, Raven, Bunker and Beast Boy step out of the shadows to offer bold, sometime dangerous ideas on how to protect a world full of superpowered teenagers - any one of whom could be a hero or villain! But can they control their own presence on social media? And what is S.T.A.R. Labs' interest in the new team? Find out in these stories from issues #1-7!

Item Code: MAY150249
Price: $16.99
PREVIEWS Page #136
In Shops 8/5/2015

Angela: Asgard’s Assassin Volume 1: Priceless TP
Marvel Comics

(W) Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett
(A) Phil Jimenez, Stephanie Hans
(CA) Stephanie Hans

All her life, Angela - finest warrior of the Tenth Realm of Heven - was raised to hate Asgard with every fiber of her being. But Angela has learned the truth about her identity: She is Thor's sister. She is an Asgardian. Now, cast out of her home, Angela must strike out on her own!  Collecting Angela: Asgard's Assassin #1-6.

Item Code: MAY150820
Price: $17.99
In Shops 8/5/2015

Girl Genius Second Journey  Volume 1: Beast Of The Rails TP
Airship Entertainment

(W) Phil Foglio, Kaja Foglio
(A/CA) Phil Foglio

Agatha is the last of the Heterodynes, a notorious family of Mad Scientists that everyone had thought safely wiped out. When a rival scientist traps her family castle and the surrounding town in a time-freeze, Agatha is tasked with saving the people she loves the most.

Item Code: JUN150881
Price: $25.00
PREVIEWS Page #248
In Shops 8/5/2015

Naruto Volume 71 GN
Viz Media

(W/A/CA) Masashi Kishimoto

With the Infinite Tsukuyomi activated and Kaguya resurrected, the ninja world is in the greatest peril it has ever faced. Can Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura work together to defeat this terrible menace?

Item Code: JUN151648
Price: $9.99
PREVIEWS Page #406
In Shops 8/5/2015

Check out all of the New Releases available August 5 at your local comic shop!