Featured This Week Comics & Graphic Novels for 3/13

 

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 March 13.

COMICS

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Victor Olazaba (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
"HUNTED" PART 1
We've been teasing a huge Kraven story since ASM #1 - and "HUNTED" is here to deliver it! Sergei Kravinoff and his minions have been kidnapping animal-themed characters for months, but they need one more to complete the collection - the Spider. But what does Kraven even want with all of them?! Find out in "HUNTED"!
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $4.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #7

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Tini Howard (A) Kate Niemczyk (CA) Sana Takeda
THE SHE-DEVIL OF THE SEA WHO WOULD BE QUEEN!
BÊLIT. The name alone conjures fear up and down the coasts of the Hyborian Age. And the sight of her ship, the Tigress, is an omen of despair for any town in the pirate queen's path!
The AGE OF CONAN kicks off with one of Conan's most formidable - and memorable - female compatriots, in an all-new story revealing how she became the undisputed QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST!  
The teenage Bêlit, obsessed with the sea - as well as the monsters and treasures she thinks are summoning her there - stows away on the ship of the dread Admiral ATRAHASIS into a deadly adventure even she could not predict!
PLUS: The first chapter in an all-new BÊLIT prose novella, presented here for the first time!
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #10

DC COMICS
(W) Scott Snyder, James TynionIV (A) Eduardo Risso (CA) Jock
Ripped from Batman's greatest nightmares, the Grim Knight is his world's most dangerous vigilante, unafraid to use any weapon and go to any lengths to stop those whom he deems worthy of death. Trained with the finest arsenal Wayne money can buy, learn the secret origin of the second-deadliest Batman, hand selected by the Batman Who Laughs to bring his dark plans to fruition. This one-shot has a big 28-page story!
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $4.99
DC PREVIEWS Page #1

DC COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Brandon Peterson, Oclair Albert (A/CA) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis
The secrets of the house of El are revealed as the Unity Saga continues! Traveling through space, young Jon Kent has faced everything the universe could throw at him, but after an accident sends him and his grandfather Jor-El across dimensions, the new Superboy comes face to face with a terrifyingly evil version of his own father: Ultraman and his horrible version of the Justice League, the Crime Syndicate! Find out what happened to Superman's father and how Jon made it back home from this strange and crime-ridden alternate world.
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99
DC PREVIEWS Page #52

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Darcy Van Poelgeest (A/CA) Ian Bertram
MINISERIES PREMIERE!
Director/screenwriter DARCY VAN POELGEEST boasts a long list of awards and accolades for his storytelling prowess and brings the same writing finesse to IAN BERTRAM's breathtakingly detailed artwork in the gorgeous, hyper-detailed miniseries LITTLE BIRD.
With the same limitless scope as a new EAST OF WEST or SAGA and the drama and surrealism of Akira, LITTLE BIRD follows a young resistance fighter who battles against an oppressive American Empire and searches for her own identity in a world on fire.
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #54

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Kyle Starks (A/CA) Erica Henderson
    SERIES PREMIERE! Hot off her breakout success at Marvel, two-time Eisner award winner ERICA HENDERSON (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Jughead) teams up with KYLE STARKS (writer of sales beast Rick and Morty) for a hilarious twist on the hitman trope that will have readers laughing in the aisles over ASSASSIN NATION.
The World's Former Greatest Hitman hires the 20 best assassins in the world to be his bodyguards. These mean-as-hell hired guns and murderers must work together to keep the new crime boss safe while attempting to solve the mystery of who's trying to off him.  
With the same laugh-until-you-cry spirit of action-comedies like Hot Fuzz, Tropic Thunder, and Deadpool, ASSASSIN NATION is the bombastic, side-splitting murder-fest you've been waiting for.
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #60

DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Magdalene Visaggio (A/CA) Corin Howell
Kate Strand reboots her destructive life and moves to LA to be the superhero she always wanted to be-Calamity Kate: gun-toting monster killer. With her latest career change, she faces new challenges, relationships, and competition; desperate to show she's worth a damn in a world overrun by zombies, vampires, demons, goblins, and the ultimate monster bounty: the Seven Fabled Beasts of Yore.

From the Eisner and GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer of the breakout hit Kim & Kim and DC Comics' Eternity Girl with Gerard Way and artist on IDW's Ghostbusters and X-Files comes this modern day, adventure of heroes and monsters.
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #127

IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Brian Ruckley (A) Angel Hernandez, Cachet Whitman (CA) Gabriel Rodriguez
A NEW ERA DAWNS! In the infinite universe, there exists a planet like no other: Cybertron! Home to the Transformers, and a thriving hub for inter-stellar commerce, it is a world brimming with organic and constructed diversity. Immense structures line its landscape. Mechanical giants roam across its surface. Starship-sized titans orbit its skies, keeping a constant protective watch above and below. Ancient Transformers merge into its very fabric. Small, mysterious creatures skulk in its shadows. It is a truly amazing realm, long untouched by war, and exuberantly reaching for the stars. This is the Cybertron that Optimus Prime and Megatron vie for in this bold new origin-a world of seemingly endless peace! All that changes when Bumblebee and Windblade take a newly-forged Cybertronian on his first voyage through this world of wonders-they are confronted by the hard reality of the first murder to have occurred on Cybertron in living memory!
All that changes when Bumblebee and Windblade take a newly-forged Cybertronian on his first voyage through this world of wonders-they are confronted by the hard reality of the first murder to have occurred on Cybertron in living memory!
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #146

DYNAMITE
(W) Jeff Parker (A) Bob Q (CA) Dan Panosian
New arc! New creative team! Perfect time to jump aboard one of the best-reviewed series of 2018-19!
RUSSIAN RUSE, Part 1: A Norwegian supply ship carrying gold mysteriously sinks. A Russian crew claims the Nazis are responsible. Royal Navy Lieutenant James Bond suspects foul play.
Brought to you by JEFF PARKER (Aquaman, Fantastic Four) and superstar artist IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA (Mother Panic, The Flash)!
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #202

BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Jordie Bellaire (A) Dan Mora (CA) Matthew Taylor
Buffy and the Scooby Gang (the name was Xander's idea, he's workshopping it, it probably won't stick) delve deeper into the heart of Sunnydale's underbelly-and make a shocking discovery about the true nature of the Hellmouth. Meanwhile, Drusilla-AKA THE MISTRESS-sets her sights on Cordelia, as Cordy and Spike find accidental common ground.
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #215

ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS
(W) Eric Powell (A/CA) Eric Powell
The next era in the legacy of The Goon starts here! This all new series marks The Goon's return to Albatross Funnybooks and is just in time to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the book. Eric Powell takes the series to its humor-based roots as Goon & Franky return from strange adventures abroad to find a horde of unsavory characters have filled the void left in his absence from Lonely Street.
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #266

ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Ryan Ferrier (A/CA) CJ Cannon
Rick and MortyTM Presents is back by popular demand! Jerry's wisely blaming all his marital issues on his Dad-bod. When he goes to Rick for a quick fix, things go so poorly, it's...demonic. Written by Ryan Ferrier (Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Regular Show, D4VE, and more!),with series artists CJ Cannon and Joshua Perez!
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #346

GNs & TPs

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gail Simone, Leah Williams, Fabian Nicieza, Dennis Hopeless (A) David Baldeon, Michael Shelfer, More (CA) Greg Land
Domino has a dangerous new mission! Pale skin, black hair, skintight bodysuit - no, we're not still describing Domino...here comes Morbius, the Living Vampire! But who is preying on whom? Domino's luck seems to have a mind of its own sometimes, whether her intentions are noble or not. So perhaps a very special guest could give her a refresher course on luck-based powers? And maybe join her on a little trip to the Mojoverse? We know, it's a real long shot.  Plus: At last, the origin of Domino's posse, Outlaw and Diamondback! The first appearance of the strange group known as the RejeX! And will Domino rekindle her brief romance with Colossus? Collecting DOMINO (2018) #7-10 and ANNUAL #1.
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $15.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #119

DC COMICS
(W) Christopher Priest (A) Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz, Ed Benes, Roberto Viacava, Richard Friend, Trevor Scott, Andy Owens, Larry Hama (CA) Lee Weeks
When Batman discovers a mysterious package containing DNA test results proving that he is not Damian Wayne's biological father, the Dark Knight sets his sights on his son's true father-Deathstroke! But Damian Wayne can't really be Slade Wilson's son-can he? And who sent the package-and why? The ultimate custody battle ensues as the World's Greatest Detective and the World's Deadliest Assassin clash in stories from the pages of DEATHSTROKE #30-35.
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $24.99
DC PREVIEWS Page #65

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman, Lorenzo De Felici (A) Lorenzo De Felici
Nathan Cole's world comes crashing down around him. For the sake of two worlds, he must pick up the pieces and carry on. Collects OBLIVION SONG #7-12.
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $16.99
PREVIEWS Page #72

IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Patrick Rothfuss, Jim Zub (A/CA) Troy Little
ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR MARCH RELEASE! #1 New York Times-bestselling fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss, acclaimed comics writer Jim Zub, and Eisner-nominated artist Troy Little bring you the comics crossover of the year! You've got to (bellllch!) roll for initiative, Morty! Two pop culture juggernauts are teaming up and neither multiverse is prepared for what comes next! When Morty sees a cute girl at school playing Dungeons & Dragons, he asks Rick to show him the ropes, only to discover that his grandfather is a veteran gamer. Next thing he knows, the entire family has been pulled into a campaign that escalates from virtual D&D simulations to alternate universes governed by the rules of the game. And as it turns out, Rick isn't the only one who knows his way around a d20.
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #142

Merchandise

DC COMICS
designed by JO LLE JONES
sculpted by JACK MATHEWS
Walking on water has never seemed as graceful or glamorous as it does in Jo lle Jones' latest entry in the DC Cover Girls line! Mera is crafted in an elegant, commanding pose atop a flowing splash of water, which, even in the choppiest of seas, can't compete with the waves of her trademark red locks.
•    Limited to 5,000 pieces
•    Figures measure 10" tall
•    Allocations may occur
•    Final products may differ from images shown
  • Approximately 6 units per carton
    ON SALE MARCH 2019
  • In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
    SRP: $125.00
    DC PREVIEWS Page #91

    DC COMICS
    designed by ANT LUCIA
    sculpted by TIM MILLER
    She may be over 250 years old, but that doesn't mean Big Barda can't enjoy the pleasure of roller skating, or more specifically, crushing your opponents in roller derby.
    As a member of the New Gods, she's nigh invulnerable and has been trained as a supreme combatant in both sword fighting and brawling. Featuring her trademark colors and an updated helmet design, she's ready to pummel her opponents on the track.
    •    Limited to 5,000 pieces
    •    Figures measure 10" tall
    •    Allocations may occur
    •    Final products may differ from images shown
  • Approximately 6 units per carton
    ON SALE MARCH 2019
  • In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
    SRP: $125.00
    DC PREVIEWS Page #90

    DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
    A Diamond Select Toys release! Spider-Man just got an upgrade! As seen in Avengers: Infinity War, this Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama depicts Peter Parker in his new "Iron Spider" armor with prehensile spider-arms! Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this plastic diorama has all of the sculpted and painted detail of a resin statue for a fraction of the price. Statue comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Dave Cortes!
    In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
    SRP: $49.99
    PREVIEWS Page #1023

    DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
    A Diamond Select Toys release! The Black Panther strikes again! Leaping from a flaming neon sign, the Black Panther lands in the Premier Collection with his first-ever resin statue from Diamond Select Toys! Inspired by a scene from the smash hit Black Panther movie, this approximately 16 inch statue is limited to only 3,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a hand-numbered box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella!
    In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
    SRP: $150.00
    PREVIEWS Page #1021

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