Featured This Week Comics & Graphic Novels for 4/17

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 April 17.  See all the New Releases here!

Comics

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Chris Bachalo, Wayne Faucher, John Livesay, Jaime Mendoza, Victor Olazaba, Tim Townsend, Al Vey (CA) Greg Land
"HUNTED" TIE-IN!
•  With Kraven gathering up all the animal-themed villains for the grandest hunt of all, Lizard has a target on his back!
•  But the Lizard has a plan of his own-- and it involves something truly terrifying!
Rated T
In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
SRP: $3.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #38
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Russell Dauterman (CA) Arthur Adams
The world at war! AS THE BATTLE FOR NEW YORK CITY CONTINUES, A HERO FALLS!
All the heroes of the Marvel Universe have assembled, yet this still might not be enough to stop Malekith's endless war. And the one hero who could turn the tide...is stranded where no one can reach him. With Thor trapped in the land of the Frost Giants and the forces of Earth overwhelmed, Black Panther, Jane Foster and Doctor Strange make a desperate gamble. Valhalla awaits...
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
SRP: $4.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #6
DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Yanick Paquette
The Dark Knight is breaking through the bad dreams and coming out the other side. But is he ready for the culprit waiting through the veil of terror? And what lasting effects might this whole ordeal have on Bruce Wayne's psyche? With artist Yanick Paquette (WONDER WOMAN: EARTH ONE) jumping on board to tackle the art, "Knightmares" comes to a shocking close. This will be the strangest issue yet-a no-holds-barred journey through Bat-man's psyche via the inner workings of Arkham Asylum, setting up the next big chapter of Tom King's epic BATMAN tale. Batman's future starts now!
In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
SRP: $3.99
DC PREVIEWS Page #13
DC COMICS
(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Francis Manapul
The Multiverse is teetering on the brink, and Lex Luthor's Legion of Doom is poised for victory. But as the combined intellects of Brainiac and the world's smartest man make their move toward conquering the keys to the sixth dimension, a much bigger power grows on the horizon. At last, the final form of Perpetua takes her shape, and the DCU will never be the same again!
In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
SRP: $3.99
DC PREVIEWS Page #35
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino
NEW STORY ARC

"STATIONS OF THE CROSS," Part One
The hottest series of 2018 returns from the creative team that BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS said "will go down as one of the greatest comic teams of all time!"

After the mind-blowing events of the second arc, our story heads right through the looking glass back to Gideon Falls, 1886! Once there, a Father Burke must help catch a vicious killer named... Norton Sinclair? And when the killer can travel through time (and space), readers are in for a wild ride.
In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
SRP: $3.99
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IMAGE COMICS
(W) Darcy Van Poelgeest (A/CA) Ian Bertram
Little Bird is reunited with her mother in a dreamscape where she begins to uncover the twisted roots of her family tree. Free after 30 years of imprisonment, The Axe once again takes the mantle as leader of the resistance and prepares to wage war against Bishop and his Northern Guard.
In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
SRP: $3.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell (A) P. Craig Russell, Scott Hampton (CA) Glenn Fabry
The new and old gods agree to meet in the center of America to exchange the body of the old gods' fallen leader-heading toward the inevitable god war in this final arc of the bestselling comics series! The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula Award-winning novel by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a graphic novel!
In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #98
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Brian Ruckley (A) Angel Hernandez, Cachet Whitman (CA) Nick Roche
High above Cybertron, the planet's inner moon unfolds to become a gigantic energon harvester, a magnificent show for Bumblebee and his new friend. Meanwhile, Megatron is assembling a new security force, but rumors abound about the new team. A cosmic epic of grand scale, presented by Star Trek/Green Lantern and Injustice 2 artist Angel Hernandez! Plus awesome action by G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero and Revolutionaries artist Ron Joseph! A brand new era of Transformers! Featuring 35th Anniversary covers by Guido Guidi!
In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #154
DYNAMITE
(W) Vita Ayala (A) Olympia Sweetman (CA) David Mack
In a time of ancient gods, warlords and kings...a land in turmoil called out for a hero! She was XENA, a mighty princess forged in the heat of battle! In this all-new series, writer VITA AYALA (Black Panther, Wonder Woman, The Wilds) and artist OLYMPIA SWEETMAN throw Xena and her companion Gabrielle headfirst into a mysterious adventure. Can Xena discover the secrets of a village full of super-strong children, before jealous and petty GODS get involved?
In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #176
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Jordie Bellaire (A) Dan Mora (CA) Matthew Taylor
This is the issue no BUFFY fan can miss! In the shocking conclusion of the first story arc of the
most-anticipated reVAMP of 2019, someone from the Scooby gang must make the ultimate sacrifice. And don't miss the massive first appearance that will have everyone talking!
In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
SRP: $3.99
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AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Adam Glass, Olivia Cuartero-Briggs (A/CA) Hayden Sherman
For nearly two centuries, scholars have wondered how on earth Mary Shelley, a nineteen-year-old girl, was able to conjure one of the most frightening and enduring horror stories of all-time: Frankenstein.
But with the recent discovery of Mary Shelley's secret memoir, the truth is finally revealed: Mary Shelley didn't just write Frankenstein, she lived it. Traveling back to that historic Geneva winter of 1816, Mary, her fiancé Percy, sisters Claire and Fanny, and the celebrated poet Lord Byron, find themselves guests of the eerie Frankenstein Estate. The macabre and frightening events that follow lead Mary to both a gruesome and shocking discovery. Their mysterious host is not at all what they expected, and their intentions will change the course of Mary's life for-ever.

Brought to life by Adam Glass (ROUGH RIDERS, THE NORMALS, THE LOLLIPOP KIDS) and Olivia Cuartero-Briggs (E TV's The Arrangement) with art by Hayden Sherman (COLD WAR, The Few, Wasted Space), Mary Shelley: Monster Hunter is historical fiction at its most (After)shocking!
In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #242
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Matt Kindt (A) Tomas Giorello, Isaac Goodhart (CA) Kenneth Rocafort
Matt Kindt's final X-O issue!
This is it! This is Matt Kindt's final issue of his Eisner Award-nominated, critically
acclaimed run on X-O MANOWAR.
"HERO" Part 4, the conclusion! X-O Manowar takes the fi nal battle against the galaxy's
baddest bounty hunters into space to decide the ultimate fate of the universe.
Perfect for fans of interstellar sci-fi adventure stories.
In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
SRP: $3.99
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Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

DC COMICS
(W) James Robinson (A) Stephen Segovia, Jesus Merino, Emanuela Lupacchino, Marc Laming, Frazer Irving, Jim Calafiore, Andy Owens, Ray McCarthy, Rick Leonardi (CA) Jenny Frison
In the wake of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, new secrets of the cosmos have been revealed and taken form...and though she doesn't know it yet, Wonder Woman is at the center of their plans! They are the Dark Gods, and they have the Amazon Warrior in their sights. Collects WONDER WOMAN #46-50 and ANNUAL #3.
In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
SRP: $16.99
DC PREVIEWS Page #77
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Mark Millar (A/CA) Olivier Coipel
    We live in a world where we've never seen a monster, and The Magic Order is the reason we sleep safely in our beds. By day, they live among us as our neighbors, friends, and co-workers, but by night they are the sorcerers, magicians, and wizards that protect us from the forces of darkness... unless the darkness gets them first. Magic meets the Mob in THE MAGIC ORDER, as five families of magicians-sworn to protect our world for generations-must battle an enemy who's picking them off one by one.  

Collects THE MAGIC ORDER #1-6
In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #68
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Kentaro Miura, Makoto Fukami (A/CA) Kentaro Miura
Presenting the first Berserk novel, conceived and illustrated by Kentaro Miura and written by Makoto Fukami, novelist and screenwriter for the Berserk anime. The Flame Dragon Knight traces the rise of the warrior Grunbeld from humble beginnings to the all-powerful Apostle who will one day face Guts in mortal combat!
In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
SRP: $14.99
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IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Cavan Scott (A) Derek Charm, Chris Fenoglio, Kelley Jones, Corin Howell, Robert Hack, Charles Paul Wilson (CA) Francesco Francavilla
How do a band of rebels distract themselves when sneaking into the creepiest place in the galaxy? Tell scary stories of course! Follow Lina Graf, Crater, and friends as they sneak-and fight-their way into the terrifying castle of Darth Vader! Along the way, they'll trade spooky stories featuring the most terrifying villains and creatures in the universe! Your favorite characters like Obi-Wan, Han and Chewie, Hear Syndulla, and the Ewoks, face classic creeps like ghosts, monsters, witches and more... all with a singular Star Wars twist!
In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
SRP: $12.99
PREVIEWS Page #161

Merchandise

DC COMICS
based on the artwork of IVAN REIS
sculpted by TONY CIPRIANO
For the latest statue of the DC Designer Series, Ivan Reis has made his own construct of the Green Lantern. Reis served as the primary artist during two of the biggest Green Lantern stories in the last decade-Blackest Night and Brightest Day-and this statue is a wonderful 3-D execution of his work from the page.
This statue will be a beloved addition to the shelf or tabletop of any aspiring member of the Green Lantern Corps.
•    Limited to 5,000 pieces
•    Figure measures 12.36" tall
•    Allocations may occur
•    Final products may differ from images shown
  • Approximately 4 units per carton
    ON SALE APRIL 2019
  • In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
    SRP: $150.00
    DC PREVIEWS Page #87
    KOTO INC.
    From Kotobukiya. The symbolic villain from the cult-classic Hellraiser films, Pinhead is joining Kotobukiya's original Bishoujo series featuring the art of Shunya Yamashita! The porcelain white of Pinhead's skin contrasts with the sleek black of her bondage inspired outfit, the black pearlescent paint giving the Cenobite an eerie glow from a variety of angles. Pinhead's sculpting is packed with subtle details that draw the eye, from the pin "heels" piercing her delicately poised feet to the intricately designed base inspired by Lemarchand's Box. Haunting yet beautiful, ominous yet angelic, add this sensual and multi-faceted beauty to your collection today.
    In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
    SRP: $109.99
    EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD
    This incredible new collection of STAR TREK models inlcudes all the most significant ships from the five STAR TREK television series. Every ship has been painstakingly recreated in die-cast and high quality ABS materials then hand painted with an incredible level of detail.
    In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
    SRP: $22.95
    PREVIEWS Page #1034
    CRYPTOZOIC
    Get ready to unleash your purging instincts with Rick and Morty as you fight to survive the annual purge festival on an alien planet. Play your cards right and you'll make it out alive! Based on the popular episode of the TV show, Rick and Morty: The Look Who's Purging Now Card Game utilizes Cryptozoic's new Gryphon card game engine to deliver gameplay that unfolds at lightning speed and is easy to learn.
    In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
    SRP: $15.00
    PREVIEWS Page #1130

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