March PREVIEWS Gems of the Month

Get your checklist ready! It's once again time to shine! Ani-Mia is back and she's sporting several of March's GEMS OF THE MONTH!

Get a look at what's arriving in comic shops from BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Dynamite, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, and Marvel.

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brandon Thomas (A/CA) Khary Randolph, Emilio Lopez
Spencer Dales was born into a world of magic. His father belongs to the Aegis, a secret society of black magicians ordered by their unseen masters to better the lives of others-those with greater potential-but never themselves.
Now it's time for Spencer to follow in his father's footsteps, but all he sees is a broken system in need of someone with the wand and the will to change it. But in this fight for a better future, who will stand beside him?  
KHARY RANDOLPH (We Are Robin, Noble, Black, TECH JACKET) and BRANDON THOMAS (HORIZON, The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury, Noble, Voltron) ignite a generational war in this action-fantasy series, made entirely by creators of color, and committed to one truth above all others-Excellence is Real.
In Shops: May 08, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #46

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Ken Garing (A/CA) Ken Garing
From KEN GARING, the writer/artist of the acclaimed series PLANETOID, comes an all-new ongoing series of wonderfully weird high fantasy! Deep underground, among the floating islands of Altara, the mystical Gogor sleeps. But trouble brews above ground as soldiers of the Domus impose their will across the land. Now, a young student named Armano must awaken Gogor and begin his quest to protect the culture of Altara. This debut issue kicks off with 28 pages of story!
In Shops: May 01, 2019
SRP: $3.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Jody Houser (A) Edgar Salazar, Keith Champagne, Triona Farrell (CA) Aleksi Briclot
A teenage girl with precognitive abilities, has struggled through a lifetime of exploitation only to end up the pawn of a government agency that wants to harness her powers for its own ends. You've seen the show Stranger Things, but this is your first glimpse of the strangeness that happened before the series began!
In Shops: May 29, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #104

DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Brian Wood (A) Kieran McKeown, JL Straw (CA) Roberto De La Torre
Following the events of Aliens: Resistance, Alec Brand, the colonist rescued by Amanda Ripley and Zula Hendricks, has grown up into an elite Colonial Marine. A secret mission brings him back to the alien-infested moon where he was rescued . . . and face to face with the past.
o Written by Brian Wood of Aliens: Defiance and Aliens: Resistance.
o Find out the fate of Amanda Ripley after Aliens: Resistance.
o Zula Hendricks and Alec Brand return!
In Shops: May 22, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #106

DC COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis, Scott Snyder, James TynionIV (A) Jim Cheung, Alex Maleev, Francis Manapul (CA) Greg Capullo
Evil is winning! Lex Luthor and The Legion of Doom conspire with Cosmic Gods, bending mankind toward a dark destiny. Elsewhere, the scourge of Leviathan spreads unchecked, seizing power in every corner of the world. And all the while the Batman Who Laughs busies himself in the shadows, aligned with no one-yet with sinister plans for all.
The carnage starts here as the badguys take center stage in "The Year of the Villain," the most treacherous event in DC Comics history. Some act with united goals, others with plans selfish and secret, every one of them on a monstrous collision course against Batman, Superman and the heroes of the DC Universe. And our heroes will fail us.
Don't miss the start of "The Year of the Villain," featuring the talents of writers Brian Michael Bendis, Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, artists Jim Cheung, Alex Maleev and Francis Manapul and cover artist Greg Capullo-all for just $0.25!
In Shops: May 01, 2019
SRP: $0.25
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DC COMICS
(W) Scott Snyder (A) Jonathan Glapion (A/CA) Greg Capullo
Bruce Wayne wakes up in Arkham Asylum. Young. Sane.
And...he was never Batman.
So begins this sprawling tale of the Dark Knight as he embarks on a quest through a devastated DC landscape featuring a massive cast of familiar faces from the DC Universe. As he tries to piece together the mystery of his past, he must unravel the cause of this terrible future and track down the unspeakable force that destroyed the world as he knew it...
From the powerhouse creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, the team that reinvented Batman from the emotional depths of "Court of Owls" to the bombastic power of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, DC Black Label is proud to present the bimonthly, three-issue miniseries BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH, published at DC's standard comic trim size.
This could be the last Batman story ever told...
In Shops: May 29, 2019
SRP: $5.99
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IDW - TOP SHELF
(W) George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steve Scott (A/CA) Harmony Becker
Advance solicited for July release! George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father's-and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future.
In a stunning graphic memoir, Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of over 100,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon-and America itself-in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.
In Shops: Jul 17, 2019
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #147

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Greg Pak (A) Lim, Gang Hyuk (CA) Billy Tan
FEATURING MARVEL'S NEWEST HEROES WAVE, AERO & SWORD MASTER!
A "War of the Realms" tie-in series! As Sindr, Immortal Queen of Muspelheim, and her legions of Fire Demons march on Asia, it's time for a new band of heroes to unite to protect the Pacific Rim. Having brought together a ragtag team of heroes to defend the Earth from an alien invasion in the past, can Amadeus Cho reassemble his "protectors" -- Shang-Chi, Silk and Jimmy Woo to save the world from incineration? And where is Kamala Khan? And just who are Crescent, Io and Luna Snow??? Featuring Marvel's newest heroes from China, Aero and Sword Master, and a mysterious new Filipino heroine named WAVE!
Rated T+
In Shops: May 08, 2019
SRP: $3.99
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DYNAMITE
(W) Amy Chu (A) Maria Sanapo (CA) Fay Dalton
Mystery, murder, and mayhem descends on Riverdale as four of your favorite comic book women meet for the first time. A string of paranormal, unsolved murders leads the vampire hunter Vampirella and her sword-wielding barbarian partner Red Sonja to the small, sleepy town where things always seem to happen... There they discover Betty and Veronica, investigative reporters for the high school newspaper, also hot on the trail of the same killer.
In Shops: May 08, 2019
SRP: $3.99
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BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Lev Grossman, Lilah Sturges (A) Pius Bak (CA) Steve Morris
Alice Quinn is manifestly brilliant, and she fs always known that magic is real. During her years at
Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, she rises to the top of her class, falls in love with Quentin
Coldwater, and witnesses a horrifically magical creature invade their dimension. It's not soon after graduation when Alice, Quentin, and their friends set their sights on the idyllic setting of
Fillory: a place thought to only live in the pages of their favorite children 's books. A land where magic flows like rivers... but in this magical realm nothing is what it seems to be, and something darker lies behind the spellbinding facade. It is in the darkness where Alice will discover her true calling and her life, and those friends, forever changed.
Acclaimed novelist Lev Grossman teams with New York Times bestselling writer Lilah Sturges
(Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass), and breakout artist Pius Bak for a new look at the smash hit trilogy The Magicians.
In Shops: Jul 10, 2019
SRP: $26.99
PREVIEWS Page #222

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