PREVIEWSworld’s Featured This Week Comics and Graphic Novels for 5/25

Every week PREVIEWSworld calls 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 May 25.

Aliens: Defiance #2
Dark Horse Comics

(W) Brian Wood
(A) Tristan Jones
(Cover) Massimo Carnevale

Colonial Marine Hendricks and the Weyland-Yutani synthetic Davis break protocol, navigating the Europa to a distant science station discovered in the once-derelict ship's data records-a station that recently went dark. Following the trail of the alien species, they dive deeper into a conspiracy, uncovering just how much is riding on their choices.

Item Code: MAR160060
Price: $3.99
In Shops 5/25/2016

DC Universe: Rebirth #1
DC Comics

(W) Geoff Johns
(A) Gary Frank & Various
(CA) Gary Frank

It all begins here. Do not skip to the last page. Do not let a friend or message board ruin this comic for you. The future (and past) of the DC Universe starts here. Don't say we didn't warn you! "Rebirth is about focusing in on the core of the character and their respective universe," says writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. "It brings back what has been lost, the legacy of the characters, the love and the hope of the DCU!"

Item Code: APR160273
Price: $3.99
In Shops 5/25/2016

Scooby Apocalypse #1
DC Comics

(W) Jim Lee & Various
(A) Hank Porter
(CA) Jim Lee

Those meddling kids-Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and their dog, Scooby-Doo-get more ghost-debunking than they bargained for when faced with a fundamental change in their world. The apocalypse has happened. Old rules about logic no longer apply.

Item Code: MAR160168
Price: $3.99
In Shops 5/25/2016

Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas #1
IDW Publishing

(W/A/CA) Troy Little

Troy Little's gonzo adaptation of Hunter Thompson's Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas is now available in an all-new format. Find out why GQ said "Little's cartoonish sensibilities make him the ideal artist to adapt Thompson's gonzo ur-text... perfectly portraying literature's most ridiculous road trip."

Item Code: MAR160424
Price: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #177
In Shops 5/25/2016

East Of West #26
Image Comics

(W) Jonathan Hickman
(A/CA) Nick Dragotta

"COLLAPSE." The very last chance for diplomacy fails on the eve of the world's end.

Item Code: MAR160564
Price: $3.50
PREVIEWS Page #211
In Shops 5/25/2016

Star Wars #19
Marvel Comics

(W) Jason Aaron
(A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu

Will Leia be able to save a prison full of Imperial forces? Or will the mastermind of the takeover strike back against the Empire? Find out as "Rebel Jail" concludes!

Item Code: MAR160891
Price: $3.99
In Shops 5/25/2016

Captain America: Steve Rogers #1
Marvel Comics

(W) Nick Spencer
(A/CA) Jesus Saiz

He's back! The original Sentinel of Liberty returns, with a new shield, a new team, and a new mission! And he's not the only one who's back! Like the saying goes-- cut off one LIMB, two more will take its place! HAIL HYDRA!

Item Code: MAR160721
Price: $4.99
In Shops 5/25/2016

Afterlife With Archie #9
Archie Comic Publications

(W) Roberto Aguirre Sacasa
(A/CA) Francesco Francavilla

"Betty: RIP," Part 4. The Horror began in Riverdale when Reggie Mantle struck and killed Jughead's beloved pooch Hot Dog. Since then, Reggie has been living with this secret knowledge-and terrible guilt. With no one to talk to about it, Reggie has started to crack under the strain.

Item Code: MAR161079
Price: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #282
In Shops 5/25/2016

Teen Titans Go: Heroes On Patrol TP
DC Comics

(W) Adam Beechen, J. Torres
(A) Todd Nauck & Various
(CA) Dave Bullock

In these epics from issues #7-12 now printed at DC's standard format, Starfire's sister Blackfire comes for a visit, Starfire and Beast Boy's new clothes have a sinister effect on anyone who sees them, and more!

Item Code: FEB160241
Price: $12.99
PREVIEWS Page #136
In Shops 5/25/2016

Black Science Volume 4: Godworld TP
Image Comics

(W) Rick Remender
(A/CA) Matteo Scalera

Following the catastrophic final jump of the Pillar, the last Dimensionaut is stranded in the furthest reaches of space, adrift on the wreckage of his former self. Before he can reclaim his mantle as protector of the Eververse, he must first overcome the demons that lurk within his own soul.

Item Code: FEB160656
Price: $14.99
PREVIEWS Page #239
In Shops 5/25/2016

Daredevil Vs Punisher: Means And Ends TP
Marvel Comics

(W/A/CA) David Lapham

The battle for the soul of Hell's Kitchen! It's wall-to-wall David Lapham (Stray Bullets) as the Eisner Award winner writes and illustrates two of Marvel's biggest icons! Daredevil and the Punisher clash as half the East Coast's underworld - in chaos since the Kingpin was deposed - scramble for a shot at the big chair.

Item Code: MAR160950
Price: $17.99
PREVIEWS Page #136
In Shops 5/25/2016

Alice In Wonderland Manga HC

(W/A/CA) Jun Abe

Alice Kingsleigh was a young girl when she visited the magical world of Underland for the first time. Now a teenager, she spots a white rabbit at a garden party and tumbles down a hole after him where she is reunited with her old friends. Alice soon learns it is her destiny to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.

Item Code: APR161995
Price: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #435
In Shops 5/25/2016

Check out all of the New Releases available May 25 at your local comic shop!