PREVIEWSworld’s Featured This Week Comics & Graphic Novels for 5/17

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 17.

Neil Gaiman’s American Gods: Shadows #3

Dark Horse Comics

(W) Neil Gaiman & Various (A) P. Craig Russell, Scott Hampton (CA) Glenn Fabry, Glenn Fabry

After a bizarre encounter with his dead wife, Shadow Moon is eager to flee Eagle Point and put the past behind him. In Chicago, he is introduced to an eccentric family who seem to be a key part of Mr. Wednesday's mysterious plans. The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula Award-winning novel and Starz television series by Neil Gaiman adapted as a comic series for the first time! Mature Readers.

Item Code: MAR170032
Price: $3.99
In Shops 5/17/2017

Batman #23

DC Comics

(W) Tom King (A/CA) Mitch Gerads

In a new story, The Brave and the Mold! Swamp Thing comes to Gotham City, featuring new art and cover by Mitch Gerads.

Item Code: MAR170274
Price: $2.99
In Shops 5/17/2017

The Flash #22 Lenticular Variant Edition

DC Comics

(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Howard Porter (CA) Jason Fabok

"The Button" part four! The cataclysmic events of DC Universe: Rebirth #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party — and it's not who anyone suspects! It's a mystery woven through time, and the ticking clock starts here!

Item Code: NOV169210
Price: $3.99
In Shops 5/17/2017

Star Trek: The Next Generation — Mirror Broken #1

IDW Publishing

(W) Scott Tipton, David Tipton (A/CA) J. K. Woodward

The Star Trek mini-series event of the year kicks off! Captain Jean-Luc Picard will stop at nothing to get his hands on the Empire's newest warship, the I.S.S. Enterprise, be it lies, deception...or murder. With enemies and allies around every corner, Picard's quest to help the Enterprise and restore the Empire to glory will not be an easy one. Good thing he has a crew onboard who will also stop at nothing to ensure total victory — at any cost.

Item Code: MAR170494
Price: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #165
In Shops 5/17/2017

Royal City #3

Image Comics

(W/A/CA) Jeff Lemire

Jeff Lemire's ambitious new graphic novel continues as Tara Pike awakens, lost in a strange other world that may hold the secrets to her unhappiness. Meanwhile, the Pike brothers reunite with disastrous consequences. Mature Readers.

Item Codes: MAR170776
Price: $3.99
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In Shops 5/17/2017

Secret Empire #2

Marvel Comics

(W) Nick Spencer (A) Andrea Sorrentino (CA) Mark Brooks

Enshrouded in darkness, plagued by the minions of Baron Mordo and cut off from all assistance, The Defenders and Doctor Strange struggle to save the lives of the innocent people consigned to this hell on Earth. Will Dagger prove to be the key to stopping this nightmare? Meanwhile, will the appearance of a new hero provide Iron Man with the key to Captain America's startling change? 

Item Code: MAR170910
Price: $4.99
In Shops 5/17/2017


Star Wars #31

Marvel Comics

(W) Jason Aaron (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Marco Checchetto

"The Screaming Citadel" part 2.  While Luke and Aphra face the Queen of the Citadel, Han and Leia are coming...for Aphra?

Item Code: MAR171111
Price: $3.99
In Shops 5/17/2017

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #15

BOOM! Studios

(W) Kyle Higgins & Various (A) Goni Montes & Various (CA) Jamal Campbell

The future of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers starts here as Tommy makes a choice that will have huge consequences for the team. Meanwhile, Mighty Morphin Black Power Rangers from all across dimensions meet to face off against a deadly foe, and secret origins are revealed!

Item Code: MAR171405
Price: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #306
In Shops 5/17/2017


Supergirl Volume 1: Reign Of The Supermen TP

DC Comics

(W) Steve Orlando (A) Brian Ching & Various (CA) Emanuela Lupacchino

Supergirl moves to National City! As Kara Danvers, high school student, Supergirl must balance her life as a superhero with her new life on Earth. But some demons from her Kryptonian past are coming back to haunt her, and Kara will find herself face-to-face with her father, the sinister Cyborg Superman! Collects Supergirl: Rebirth #1 and Supergirl #1-6.

Item Code: FEB170296
Price: $16.99
PREVIEWS Page #136
In Shops 5/17/2017

Invincible Ultimate Collection Volume 11 HC

Image Comics

(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Ryan Ottley & Various (CA) Ryan Ottley, Nathan Fairbairn

With Robot's control of Earth complete, Mark Grayson and family take to the stars! But Thragg and an unexpected trip to the past turn Mark's world upside down. Collects Invincible #121-132. Mature Readers.

Item Code: MAR170859
Price: $39.99
PREVIEWS Page #242
In Shops 5/17/2017

Deadpool: Bad Blood OGN HC

Marvel Comics

(W) Rob Liefeld & Various (A/CA) Rob Liefeld

Deapool's been shooting, stabbing and otherwise annoying people for a long time now. He's made a lot of enemies. One he can't quite place is the brutal Thumper, who keeps showing up out of the blue to pound him into jelly. What is Deadpool's past connection to this beefy face-masher? And what's up with Cable, Domino, and the others on the cover? Are they going to show up in the book? (Hint: They are!) Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld on pencils and inks teams with writers Chris Sims and Chad Bower to tell the tale of his greatest creation. Parental Advisory.

Item Code: DEC161086
Price: $24.99
In Shops 5/17/2017


Tank Girl Gold TP

Titan Comics

(W) Alan Martin (A) Brett Parsons

Tankie and her trigger-happy family are going for gold in this brand new series from Tank Girl originator, Alan Martin. Take a trip with us down the Furry Road for this four-part adventure packed with vim, volatility and verbal abuse! The Empire Strikes Back of the new Tank Girl trilogy and anticipated follow-up to Tank Girl: Two Girls One Tank From the mind of original Tank Girl co-creator, Alan Martin! Illustrated by incredible rising star Brett Parson (New Romancer, 21st Century Tank Girl). Mature Readers.

Item Code: NOV161867
Price: $16.99
PREVIEWS Page #408
In Shops 5/17/2017

DC Blueline Wonder Woman Action Figure By Jim Lee

DC Comics

Inspired by the art of Jim Lee, this new black-and-white action figure captures Wonder Woman in all her Amazonian glory! Measures Approximately 6.75" Tall.

Item Code: NOV160376
Price: $40.00
PREVIEWS Page #150
In Shops 5/17/2017

Forbidden Planet: Robby The Robot Vinimate

Diamond Select Toys

A Diamond Select Toys Release! From the Forbidden Planet comes one of the most advanced robots of all time: Robby the Robot! A triumph of engineering when he made his acting debut in the 1957 sci-fi classic, Robby went on to become one one of Hollywood's most famous robot actors, and now he's the newest 4-inch Vinimates vinyl figure! Sculpted in the block-figure style, Robby comes packaged in a full-color window box.

Item Code: NOV162421
Price: $9.99
PREVIEWS Page #480
In Shops 5/17/2017

Iron Giant Vinimate

Diamond Select Toys

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Iron Giant is not of this earth, and he is definitely not a gun, but he is the next VInimates vinyl figure from DST! With his hands on his hips, the Iron Giant strikes a heroic pose straight out of the classic animated film, and his articulated neck allows you to further customize that pose. Measuring approximately 4 inches tall, the Iron Giant is sculpted in the Minimates block-figure style, and comes packaged in a full-color window box.

Item Code: NOV162417
Price: $9.99
PREVIEWS Page #480
In Shops 5/17/2017

Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Deadpool Action Figure

Square Enix

Deadpool, based on Marvel Comics' most unconventional anti-hero, descends upon us as a Play Arts Kai action figure! Three interchangeable head pieces featuring different facial expressions and a variety of interchangeable hands are included so the collector can enjoy Deadpool's comical and expressive character. With a wide range of motion, it is easy to recreate poses from mischievous gestures to powerful action stances. The paintwork keeps in line with the image of Deadpool portrayed in the film, with the application of deep red gradation on top of a more vivid metallic color. The weathering effects on the armor evoke the sharp contrast between Deadpool's silly attitude and serious badassery.

Item Code: OCT168088
Price: $149.99
PREVIEWS Page #564
In Shops 5/17/2017

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