PREVIEWSworld's Featured This Week Comics & Graphic Novels for 10/17

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 October 17.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #22

Marvel Comics

(W) Charles Soule (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli, Elia Bonetti

"Fortress Vader" Part 4. The Tale of Lord Momin! Plans are drawn...a foundation is laid...and darkness rises on Mustafar!

Item Code: AUG181066
Price: $3.99
In Shops 10/17/2018

Venom Annual #1

Marvel Comics

(W) Donny Cates, More (A) Tigh Walker, More (CA) Paulo Siqueira

For the first time in Marvel history, the Wicked Webslinger called Venom gets his very own Annual! This one features a few walks down memory lane from some of the best creators in comics today -- and even a few surprise guests from Venom's past! Serving as a great jumping on point for readers new and old, this is one issue of Venom you can't afford to miss!

Item Code: AUG180977
Price: $4.99
In Shops 10/17/2018

Batman #57

DC Comics

(W) Tom King (A/CA) Tony S. Daniel

The KGBeast isn't working alone. As the Cold War between Batman and the Russian killer heats up, Batman's nose for mystery gets to twitching when he suspects there's more to the KGBeast's attacks than initially thought. Not only does this tie back to the court case Bruce Wayne sat on involving Mr. Freeze, there's another villainous Gotham ghoul in play-but whom?

Item Code: AUG180503
Price: $3.99
In Shops 10/17/2018

Justice League #10 Foil

DC Comics

(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Francis Manapul

The Road To "Drowned Earth"! When Wonder Woman learns that Cheetah gained new powers and killed the Greek sea god, Poseidon, that sets Aquaman off on a search for answers, bringing him into conflict with an entity known as the Flood, a herald for long-dead ocean gods with an ancient grudge against Poseidon, Atlantis and, well, everyone else on Earth. Who are those guys? Some very big fish-and you know what big fish do? Eat smaller fish like Aquaman and his Justice League buddies!

Item Code: AUG180480
Price: $3.99
In Shops 10/17/2018

Gideon Falls #7

Image Comics

(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Andrea Sorrentino (CA) Andrea Sorrentino, Dave Stewart

"Original Sins," Part One. After the mind-blowing events of the first arc, Norton digs deeper into the mystery of the Black Barn, and secrets of his past begin to come to light. Meanwhile, Father Fred does some digging of his own and learns the hard way that some secrets should just stay buried. Mature Readers.

Item Code: AUG180226
Price: $3.99
In Shops 10/17/2018

Exorsisters #1

Image Comics

(W) Ian Boothby (A/CA) Gisele Lagace

Did you sign a deal with the Devil? Has your fiancé been dragged to Hell? Then Kate and Cate Harrow should be the first ones you call for timely soul retrieval at a reasonable rate! But why are these identical twins so different? Is there a darker secret?

Item Code: AUG180029
Price: $3.99
In Shops 10/17/2018

Neil Gaiman’s American Gods: My Ainsel #7

Dark Horse Comics

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

The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula award-winning novel and hit Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a comic series! As Shadow follows Wednesday around the country, he eventually finds himself face to face with Laura, who lays down some difficult truths about the time she was alive and with him. Mature Readers.

Item Code: AUG180328
Price: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #109
In Shops 10/17/201

Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader's Castle #3

IDW Publishing

(W) Cavan Scott (A) Derek Charm, Corin Howell (CA) Francesco Francavilla

This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars universe and features Rebels stars Hear, Kanan, and Chopper; Obi-Wan Kenobi and Count Dooku; Han Solo and Chewbacca; the Ewoks; and of course, Darth Vader — all under the shadow of Vader's Castle!  Fans will be excited to discover these creepy stories by fan-favorite writer Cavan Scott with art by the greatest talent from across the galaxy, including Derek Charm, Kelley Jones, Chris Fenoglio, Corin Howell, Robert Hack, and Charles Paul Wilson III! 

Item Code: AUG180687
Price: $3.99
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In Shops 10/17/2018

Red Sonja #22

D. E.

(W) Amy Chu, Erik Burnham (A) Carlos E. Gomez (CA) Dave Bullock

The Witching Hour. In the latest chapter of Red Sonja's travels, the She-Devil almost tramples over an old witch on her way back to Hyrkania, sparking a nightmarish combination of road rage and swords and sorcery.

Item Code: AUG181260
Price: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #207
In Shops 10/17/2018

Black Badge #3

BOOM! Studios

(W) Matt Kindt (A) Tyler Jenkins (CA) Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins

On a dangerous extraction mission in Pakistan, the Black Badge team is forced to see the terrible consequences of war, and the people who get lost in the battle of nations.

Item Code: AUG181375
Price: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #230
In Shops 10/17/2018

Strangers In Paradise XXV #7

Abstract Studios

(W/A/CA) Terry Moore

Katchoo's hunt for Stephanie, the rogue Parker Girl, is derailed when a bus highjacking forces her into the tropical territory of a dangerous cartel. Meanwhile, Freddie asks Francine for a favor that could land them both in jail!

Item Code: AUG181419
Price: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #252
In Shops 10/17/2018

Simpsons Comics #245

Bongo Comics

(W) Nathan Kane (A) Rex Lindsey, Andrew Pepoy (CA) Jason Ho, Nathan Kane

It's a Simpsons Comics send off! Join Bongo for the final issue of Simpsons Comics in a series finale that's been 25 years in the making! When Lisa brings home a lovable new pet from All Creatures Great and Small and Cheap, it seems like the perfect gift. But this new addition to the family turns out to be much more than anyone could have expected, and soon Springfield itself is in danger. Only one person can save the town from total disaster, but they're too busy taking a nap! It's a tale of twists, turns, irradiated missteps, and surprise cameos that will have your head spinning, bosom heaving, and wallet screaming to be emptied! A heartfelt series farewell from your pals at Bongo. We hate to say goodbye, so let's just leave it at "Smell ya later!"

Item Code: AUG181668
Price: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #306
In Shops 10/17/2018

Batman & The Justice League Manga Volume 1 TP

DC Comics

(W/A/CA) Shiori Teshirogi

From mangaka Shiori Teshirogi (Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas) comes a new series starring Batman and the Justice League. Currently being serialized in the monthly Japanese anthology Red, the story focuses on a young boy who comes to Gotham City from Japan. He's trying to solve the mystery of what happened to his scientist parents after their disappearance following a factory explosion a year earlier. As it turns out, the factory was owned by Lex Luthor, who has now teamed with The Joker. Together, they plan on using the research of the boy's parents to tap into a mystical, all-powerful, worldwide energy source. But for what purpose? It's a bigger challenge than Batman can handle on his own, so he's going to need some help from the League. This series will be published in the original manga right-to-left format.

Item Code: JUN180436
Price: $12.99
In Shops 10/17/2018

Gideon Falls Book 1: The Black Barn TP

Image Comics

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino

Picked up for TV by Hivemind after a multi-studio bidding war with long-time producing partners Sean Daniel and Jason Brown, Bad Robot veteran Kathy Lingg, and former Valiant Entertainment CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. From the bestselling creative team behind Old Man Logan and Green Arrow comes a character-driven meditation on obsession, mental illness, and faith. The legend of the Black Barn-an otherworldly building alleged to have appeared and reappeared throughout history, bringing death and madness in its wake-ensnares and entwines the lives of two very different men. Collects Gideon Falls #1-6.

Item Code: AUG180153
Price: $9.99
In Shops 10/17/2018

Lumberjanes Volume 1 Infernal Compass OGN

BOOM! Studios

(W) Lilah Sturges (A) Polterink (CA) Alexa Sharpe

Eisner Award-nominated writer Lilah Sturges ( Fables, Thor: Season One ) teams with artist polterink ( Enough Space for Everyone Else ) for the first Lumberjanes graphic novel in a story about finding your way and navigating life, love, and a literal forest. When the Janes start to become separated during an orienteering outing thanks to a mysterious compass, Molly becomes more and more insecure about the effect of her relationship with Mal on the other girls. Meanwhile, a lonely woman explorer is trying to steal the compass, with the help of some weirdly polite automaton butlers.

Item Code: JUN181213
Price: $14.99
PREVIEWS Page #202
In Shops 10/17/2018

Doomsday Clock Rorschach Mime AF 2-Pack

DC Comics

DC Collectibles brings to life the characters featured in the smash-hit comic book series Doomsday Clock by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank. This 2-pack action-figure pairing of Rorschach and Mime depicts the worlds of the DC Universe and Watchmen colliding for the first time! These figures are in a 6.75" scale and are loaded with very dynamic articulation points. Collect all three 2-packs for the full Doomsday Clock experience!

Item Code: APR180302
Price: $50.00
PREVIEWS Page #148
In Shops 10/17/2018

DC Designer Series Supergirl By Michael Turner Statue

DC Comics

Michael Turner's iconic cover to Superman/Batman #13 featuring Supergirl is brought to all three dimensions in astonishing detail! This striking 12" (1:6)-scale poly-resin statue, rendered by master sculptor Irene Matar, is limited to 5,000 pieces. DC Designer Series statues are based on art from the comics industry's top creators and re-create their vision in vivid 3-D detail.

Item Code: APR180299
Price: $150.00
PREVIEWS Page #146
In Shops 10/17/2018

Marvel Gallery Avengers 3 Black Widow PVC Figure

Diamond Select Toys

A Diamond Select Toys release! This 9-inch scale sculpture of Black Widow shows her leaping over obstacles with her battle staff in hand. Featuring detailed sculpting and collectible-quality paint applications, this PVC plastic diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella!

Item Code: APR182160
Price: $45.00
PREVIEWS Page #1016
In Shops 10/17/2018


Marvel Minimates Series 76

Diamond Select Toys

A Diamond Select Toys release! Let the carnage commence! Celebrating its 15th year, the Marvel Minimates line has dedicated its 76th assortment to the epic Spider-Man crossover, Maximum Carnage! Four specialty-exclusive 2-packs make up the assortment - Spider-Man with Black Cat, Venom with Doppelganger, Carnage with Demogoblin and Cloak with Dagger - and if you collect all four you get the pieces to build Shriek! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. Designed by Barry Bradfield.

Item Code: MAY182308
Price: $9.99
PREVIEWS Page #1024
In Shops 10/17/2018

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