PREVIEWS August 2019's Gems of the Month

 

Ani-Mia is back! And she’s bringing all your favorite publishers with her! Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Boom! Studios, Dynamite, and Image Comics are here to sparkle and shine.

Check out August’s Gems of the Month above! Then, get a closer look below. All available to pre-order from your local comic shop!

IMAGE COMICS
(W) David Hine, Brian Haberlin (A/CA) Brian Haberlin, Geirrod Van Dyke
SERIES PREMIERE

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THEIR MAGIC IS CHANNELED THROUGH THEIR TATTOOS!

The Marked may look like cool young influencers, but beneath the designer clothes, their bodies are tattooed with the magical glyphs of an ancient order that secretly protects the world against evil forces. With no new occult threats, The Marked use their tattooed powers solely for the pursuit of pleasure until a young woman called Liza creates a dangerous new form of Hybrid Sorcery. The party is over for The Marked. You'll believe in magic-terrifying, soul-destroying magic.
In Shops: Oct 16, 2019
SRP: $3.99
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IMAGE COMICS
(W) Marco B. Bucci (A/CA) Jacopo Camagni
SERIES PREMIERE

"TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART," Part One
No matter how fast you run, sooner or later your past will catch up with you. Enter Becky Kumar, a geeky twenty-year-old from New York City who is about to cross the veil between our reality and a realm of otherworldly truths. From writer and RPG creator MARCO B. BUCCI (Magna Veritas, Memento Mori) and artist JACOPO CAMAGNI (X-Men Blue, Deadpool The Duck) comes a tale of tales, witchcraft, and secrets for mature readers that rewires the rules of urban fantasy. #doyouwannaknowasecret
In Shops: Oct 02, 2019
SRP: $3.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Christopher Cantwell (A/CA) Patric Reynolds
The best-selling comic series that inspired the blockbuster film returns with gruesome hilarity from the showrunner of AMC's Halt and Catch Fire and Hellboy's Patric Reynolds.

Years ago, a weird mask of unknown origin and limitless power was buried in the cement of an apartment building's basement floor. Edge City and its residents have all but forgotten the mysterious green-faced killer known only as "Big Head." But now, decades later, the bizarre Tex Avery-style killings are happening all over again and are on a collision course with a bizarre political campaign where a homicidal maniac wants to "Make America Green Again"!  
In Shops: Oct 16, 2019
SRP: $3.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) David Dastmalchian (A/CA) Lukas Ketner
Aspiring reporter Jerri Bartman is furious when she's demoted to hosting the nightly Creature Feature at her small-town TV station. But Jerri quickly learns that there is more to horror hosting than just introducing bad B-movies. Her first night in the costume of her missing predecessor, Count Crowley, finds her face to face with a living, breathing . . . werewolf. Or was she just that drunk?
* Featuring the dynamic creative team of David Dastmalchian and Lukas Ketner!
* The perfect comic for the Halloween season!
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $3.99
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DC COMICS
(W) Joe Hill (A) Leomacs (CA) Reiko Murakami
The rain lashes the grassy dunes of Brody Island, and seagulls scream above the bay. A slender figure in a raincoat carries a large wicker basket, which looks like it might be full of melons... covered by a bloodstained scrap of the American flag.
This is the story of June Branch, a young woman trapped with four cunning criminals who have snatched her boyfriend for deranged reasons of their own. Now she must fight for her life with the help of an impossible 8th-century Viking axe that can pass through a man's neck in a single swipe-and leave the severed head still conscious and capable of supernatural speech.
Each disembodied head has a malevolent story of its own to tell, and it isn't long before June finds herself in a desperate struggle to hack through their lies and manipulations... racing to save the man she loves before time runs out.  
Plus, in the premiere chapter of the backup story "Sea Dogs," which sails across all the Hill House Comics titles!  
In Shops: Oct 30, 2019
SRP: $3.99
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DC COMICS
(W) Kami Garcia (A) Mico Suayan, Mike Mayhew (CA) Francesco Mattina
In Gotham City, where heinous acts of violence are a daily occurrence, the GCPD relies on Harley Quinn, a young forensic psychiatrist and profiler, to consult on their toughest cases. But Harley is haunted by one unsolved case-the night she discovered her roommate's body marked with the signature of a notorious serial killer known as The Joker.
Five years later, the case remains unsolved and a new series of horrific murders occur throughout the city. As the murders escalate, Harley's obsession with finding the depraved psychopath responsible leads her down a dangerous path. When the past and the present finally collide, Harley has to decide how far she is willing to go-and how many lines she is willing to cross-to solve these cases once and for all.
Written by #1 New York Times and international bestselling author Kami Garcia (co-author of Beautiful Creatures, author of Unbreakable and X-Files: Agents of Chaos) with art by Mico Suayan (Bloodshot: Reborn) and Mike Mayhew (The Star Wars), JOKER/HARLEY: CRIMINAL SANITY introduces readers to a Joker and Harley Quinn unlike any they've seen before, utilizing forensic psychiatry, behavior analysis (profiling) and psychological profiles to create a true-to-life take on these iconic characters that is more terrifying than any psychotic fantasy.
In Shops: Oct 09, 2019
SRP: $5.99
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IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Denton J. Tipton (A/CA) Kagan McLeod
"JOHNNY'S STORY," Part 1. See The Karate Kid in a whole new light in this retelling through the eyes of Johnny Lawrence, two-time All Valley Tournament Champion. When the new kid makes moves on the girl that broke Johnny's heart, he vows to settle the score and win back her love. Or so goes the story Sensei Lawrence tells his students nearly 35 years later. Written by Denton J. Tipton (X-Files) and illustrated by Kagan McLeod (Infinite Kung Fu). Based on the hit YouTube Original series Cobra Kai!
* The classic Karate Kid movie story told for the first time from Johnny Lawrence's POV!
* Each issue features exciting variant cover art with photos of the cast and other iconic images!
* Story by Denton J. Tipton sure to please Cobra Kai and Karate Kid fans old and new alike!
* Illustrated by Kagan McLeod of Infinite Kung Fu fame!
In Shops: Oct 09, 2019
SRP: $3.99
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IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Cavan Scott (A/CA) Francesco Francavilla
This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars Galaxy and features a wretched hive of scum and villainy including Darth Maul, Grand Moff Tarkin, Asajj Ventress, Jabba the Hutt-all under the shadow of Darth Vader!
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 Nicoletta Baldari, Nick Brokenshire, Francesco Francavilla, Kelley Jones, Megan Levens, and Charles Paul Wilson III! Covers by Eisner-winning artist Francesco Francavilla! Collect them all!
In Shops: Oct 30, 2019
SRP: $3.99
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DYNAMITE
(W) Tom Sniegoski (A) Michael Sta. Maria (CA) Joshua Middleton
Originally debuting in 1994, Vengeance of Vampirella portrayed a more savage and feral look at the Daughter of Drakulon. Now, for the 50th Anniversary of Vampirella, original series writer Tom Sniegoski (joined by the incredible art of Michael Sta. Maria) is back and issue #1 features a host of incredible cover artists.
Set 25 years after the initial series, Vampirella is Dead!? Long Live Vampirella!
Humanity holds on, but barely, the playthings and slaves of a multitude of supernatural monstrosities that have made the earth their own.  Mistress Nyx continues to rule the planet, her Chaos Lords reigning over the various regions of the world, but she is getting bored - There's no one to challenge her! That is, until a small, but determined rebellion finds what could be their savior or seal their doom!
This new series - and anniversary event - is not to be missed!
THOMAS E. SNIEGOSKI is the author of more than two dozen novels for adults, teens, and children. His teen fantasy YA series Fallen was adapted into a trilogy of monstrously successful TV movies by ABC Family Channel. His other books for teens include Sleeper Code, Sleeper Agenda, Legacy, and Force Majeure, as well as the series The Brimstone Network. The author's first adult novel, A Kiss Before the Apocalypse, developed into a series of novels about the character Remy Chandler.
In Shops: Oct 02, 2019
SRP: $3.99
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BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Jordie Bellaire, Jeremy Lambert (A) Eleonora Carlini (CA) Jenny Frison
THE FIRST EVENT OF THE ALL-NEW BUFFY UNIVERSE STARTS HERE!
* Buffy Summers, the Slayer, has one job... keep the forces of hell from coming to Earth through, uh, Hellmouth. Here's the bad news.she might have failed.
* The Mistress Drusilla and her ally, Spike, have found a weapon to open the Hellmouth and unleash unspeakable evil across the town and the world.
* With time running out, Buffy must team up with a new ally that she doesn 't fully trust.the vampire
vigilante known as Angel! Can these two find a way to work together before the Hellmouth opens - or these two decide they might be each other's greatest enemy?
* From Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire and rising star Jeremy Lambert ( Doom Patrol ) and Eleonora Carlini ( Saban 's Go Go Power Rangers ) comes the first massive event of the Buffyverse.one that threatens to shake the entire fabric of reality. This is an absolute must read from the mind of creator Joss Whedon!
In Shops: Oct 09, 2019
SRP: $3.99
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