PREVIEWSworld’s Featured This Week Comics & Graphic Novels for 8/16

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 August 16.

Neil Gaiman’s American Gods: Shadows #6

Dark Horse Comics

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

As Wednesday attempts to rally his fellow gods to fight, Shadow is kidnapped by men in black-Mr. Wood and Mr. Stone, who brutally interrogate and beat him for answers on the coming god war. The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula Award-winning novel and upcoming Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a comic series for the first time! Mature Readers.

Item Code: JUN170042
Price: $3.99
In Shops 8/16/2017

Dark Nights Metal #1

DC Comics

(W) Scott Snyder (A) Greg Capullo, Danny Miki (CA) Greg Capullo

The superstar Batman team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo reunite for a massive, universe-spanning event. Dark Days: The Forge and The Casting hinted at dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! Now, as Dark Nights: Metal begins, the Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger-and the threats it contains are coming for the DC Universe. Dark Nights: Metal is a DC event unlike any other-one that will push Batman, Superman and heroes of the Justice League beyond their limits to take on threats unlike any our world has ever seen. It will take the combined might of the World's Greatest Heroes as you've never seen them before to face what's coming their way.

Item Code: JUN170232
Price: $4.99
In Shops 8/16/2017

Batman #29

DC Comics

(W) Tom King (A/CA) Mikel Janin

"The War Of Jokes And Riddles" part four! Batman has done his best to keep the peace, but with neither faction backing down, he may have to choose the lesser of two evils if he wants the violence to end. Will Batman embrace the murderous anarchy of The Joker or the bloody fascism of the Riddler? If he wants to win, he'll have to choose a side-and either way, he loses.

Item Code: JUN170254
Price: $2.99
In Shops 8/16/2017

Star Trek: The Next Generation — Mirror Broken #3

IDW Publishing

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

The heist is on! Jean-Luc Picard and his cadre of mutineers set their plan into action, with the spoils the greatest prize of all: the Empire's only Galaxy-class starship, the U.S.S. Enterprise!

Item Code: MAY170466
Price: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #165
In Shops 8/16/2017

Mage: The Hero Denied #1

Image Comics

(W/A/CA) Matt Wagner

This first full-sized issue begins 10 years after the climax of The Hero Defined and finds the everyman hero Kevin Matchstick at an unexpected point in his life. It's been some time since he's utilized his powers as the reincarnated Pendragon, wielder of the mystical weapon Excalibur. Despite his reluctance to fulfill what two different Mages have declared as his destiny, dark forces have gathered to once again force Kevin into action.  Throughout these events, Kevin keeps hoping for the same mystical guidance that has mentored him in the past. "Who is the third Mage?"

Item Codes: JUN170617
Price: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #188
In Shops 8/16/2017

Star Wars #34

Marvel Comics

(W) Jason Aaron (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Mike Mayhew

Two issues featuring tales of the Star Wars underworld! First, Sana and Lando join forces on Coruscant to swindle some credits! Then, Han and Chewie go back to smuggling...for a Hutt?

Item Code: JUN171015
Price: $3.99
In Shops 8/16/2017


Generations: Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1

Marvel Comics

(W) Tom Taylor (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Jorge Molina

The Team-Up You've Wanted! The death of Wolverine shook the Marvel Universe... And the ascension of the All-New Wolverine reimagined what a healing factor and some Adamantium claws can do! But the amazing combination of Logan and Laura is the duo you've been waiting for! Tom Taylor, the mind behind All-New Wolverine, brings you Generations...a double-Wolverine team-up for the ages!

Item Code: JUN170857
Price: $4.99
In Shops 8/16/2017

Sheena #0

D. E.

(W) Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo (A) Moritat (CA) Emanuela Lupacchino

In this riveting relaunch, the guardian of the jungle, Sheena, pursues a mysterious invader that has come to spy on the Amazon's most ancient secrets. Following the path of the trespasser, she encounters a forbidden ruin in which even more deadly dangers lie in wait. It’s the beginning of an adventure that will take her beyond her wildest imaginings!

Item Code: JUN171444
Price: $0.25
PREVIEWS Page #324
In Shops 8/16/2017


Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps Volume 3: Quest For Hope TP

DC Comics

(W) Robert Venditti (A) Ethan Van Sciver & Various (CA) Rafael Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona

In the latest collection of the hit series, Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner are on a quest to find Saint Walker and restore the Blue Lantern Corps while Guy Gardner deals with a personal grudge. The events lead straight into "The Prism of Time" in which a mysterious time traveler threatens the future of the Green Lantern Corps! Collects issues #14-21.

Item Code: MAY170325
Price: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #127
In Shops 8/16/2017

Sh*T My President Says: Illustrated Tweets Of Donald Trump HC

IDW Publishing

(A/CA) Shannon Wheeler

Some people are saying, I don't know, you tell me, but a lot of people are saying this is the greatest book of the year. This guy, Shannon Wheeler, he draws these cartoons for the New Yorker, MAD, the Onion-he's very, very, good, okay? Now he's illustrated the most incredible tweets. Wow! You won't believe what he does with these tweets. I mean, these tweets changed the world, folks. It's true! It's very true. EVERYONE is going to want this book - even the haters and losers (Sad!).

Item Code: MAY170525
Price: $14.99
PREVIEWS Page #178
In Shops 8/16/2017

Locke & Key: Heaven & Earth Deluxe Edition HC

IDW Publishing

(W) Joe Hill (A/CA) Gabriel Rodriguez

Following the Small World deluxe edition, this special deluxe release finally reprints the oft-requested and long-denied Eisner-winning one-shot, "Open the Moon!" Plus the other long-sold-out one-shot, "Grindhouse!" Plus: the even more hard-to-find IDW 10th anniversary Locke & Key tale, "In the Can!" And additional covers, behind-the-scenes photos and more, all wrapped up in a beautiful 72-page hardcover package.

Item Code: MAY170508
Price: $14.99
PREVIEWS Page #173
In Shops 8/16/2017


Deadpool 2099 TP

Marvel Comics

(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Scott Koblish

Nothing can prepare you for the Deadpool of the year 2099! Leap decades into the future to discover the legacy of the regenerating degenerate. There's a new Merc, with a new Mouth - but who is she? What could make her want to inherit a codename from Wade Wilson? And are there still chimichangas in 2099? Some or all of these questions may be answered - and new ones will be posed! Find out if there's a Zenpool 2099, catch up with one of Wade's old teammates and choose your side in a battle for the right to be Deadpool in this collection of sci-fi shenanigans from the world of tomorrow! Collecting Deadpool (2015) #6, #12, #19 and #25. Parental Advisory.

Item Code: MAY170969
Price: $14.99
In Shops 8/16/2017

Batman Black & White Statue By Norm Breyfogle

DC Comics

Designed by Norm Breyfogle. Sculpted by Chris Dahlberg. Artist Norm Breyfogle lends his vision of the Dark Knight to DC Collectibles' long-running Batman Black & White statue line. Limited Edition of 5,000. Measures Approximately 7.78" tall.

Item Code: FEB170345
Price: $80.00
PREVIEWS Page #155
In Shops 8/16/2017

Marvel Select Lady Deadpool Figure

Diamond Select Toys

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Marvel Select line just got a lot more lethal! The Deadpool from parallel Earth-3010, Wanda Wilson is a part of the rebellion against a fascistic US government, but she's just as deadly as her 616 counterpart! This approximately 6 1/2" action figure features 16 points of articulation, as well as a diorama base and accessories including swords, a bazooka, and Headpool!

Item Code: DEC162578
Price: $24.99
PREVIEWS Page #492
In Shops 8/16/2017


One-12 Collective Dc Previews Exclusive Arsenal Action Figure

Mezco Toys

A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Mezco's One:12 Collective brings three of the DC Universe's greatest characters to life in their fan-favorite 1:12 scale format! Choose from the crimson archer, Arsenal; Shazam's dedly foe Black Adam; or the alternate reality Red Son Superman! Each figure features intricate tailored costuming, over 30 points of articulation, character-specific accessories (including multiple pairs of variant hands), a character-specific display base and collector's tin!

Item Code: AUG168742
Price: $80.00
PREVIEWS Page #503
In Shops 8/16/2017

Suicide Squad Deadshot Previews Exclusive MAF EX

Medicom Toy Corporation

From MEDICOM Toy. A PREVIEWS Exclusive! This Deadshot figure from the film Suicide Squad, modeled after the likeness of actor Will Smith, stands just over 6" tall and comes with interchangeable hands, swappable masked and unmasked head sculpts, a rifle, three pistols, and a knife. An articulated figure stand is also included.

Item Code: MAY168716
Price: $53.99
PREVIEWS Page #588
In Shops 8/16/2017

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