Featured This Week Comics, Graphic Novels & Toys for 8/21

Every week PREVIEWSworld calls attention to those comics, graphic novels, and toys 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 August 21st!

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Comics

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Seanan McGuire (A) Takeshi Miyazawa (CA) Jorge Molina
• With a cloud of infamy hanging over her head on Earth-65, GWEN STACY now travels to Earth-616 for super hero action...and school?!
•  The newest student at ESU is about to get a crash course in multiversity as she splits her time between the world she loves and the world she's just getting to know!
•  But what devious villain has eyes on Gwen's travels?
•  Is Gwen ready for what comes next?
Rated T
In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $3.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #32

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) R. B. Silva
As Xavier sows the seeds of the past, the X-Men's future blossoms into trouble for all mutantdom. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (NEW AVENGERS, INFINITY, FF) continues reshaping the X-Men's past, present and future with breakout artist R.B. Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN)!
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $4.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #20

DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A) Mikel Janin, Norm Rapmund (A/CA) Tony S. Daniel
"City of Bane" continues! The last of the independent villains are on the run, leaving Gotham City entirely to Bane and his cronies-including Flashpoint Batman and Gotham Girl! Though this means a semblance of peace on the streets, the iron grip of tyranny is squeezing all life out of Gotham. And with Bane's machinations keeping other heroes out, the city really needs the Batman to return. Is Bruce Wayne ready to face his toughest foes yet...his father and the man who broke his back?
In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $3.99
DC PREVIEWS Page #23

DC COMICS
(W) Frank Miller (A) Danny Miki (A/CA) John RomitaJr
Clark Kent's journey of self-discovery continues in the second installment of Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.'s remarkable reimagining of Superman's origin story. This chapter takes young Clark to the Pacific coast and beyond, as he discovers a place as sensational as he is...Atlantis! There he meets new people, finds love, clashes with gargantuan beasts and discovers the man he's meant to be.
In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $7.99
DC PREVIEWS Page #14

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Derek Hunter, Jason Young (A/CA) Derek Hunter
SERIES PREMIERE! Gamma Rae wants to be a superhero, and why shouldn't she!? She's been strong since she was a baby. The only problem is, all her siblings are notorious hero-murdering criminals! Join artist DEREK HUNTER (DuckTales, Adventure Time), and writer JASON YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND) for this all-new ongoing, gore-filled, laugh-out-loud comedy for mature readers that explores one girl's journey through the rift between personal and family identity.
In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #42

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Ed Brubaker (A/CA) Sean Phillips
    The best monthly comic on the market keeps the hits coming! Young Ricky Lawless and Leo (from CRIMINAL, VOL. 1: COWARD) take the spotlight this issue, as the epic story of the death of Teeg Lawless continues! As always, CRIMINAL contains back page art and articles only found in the single issues.
In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $3.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Mike Mignola, Scott Allie (A/CA) Christopher Mitten
A small town in New Hampshire that has been plagued by disappearances is shaken when a local discovers a pile of corpses that date back decades, and Hellboy and B.P.R.D. Agent Kinsley arrive on the scene only to be overwhelmed by supernatural theories for the ritualistic killings.

Mike Mignola and Scott Allie team up with veteran Mignolaverse artist Christopher Mitten, along with new colorist Brennan Wagner and letterer Clem Robins.

In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #92

IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Sam Maggs (A/CA) Sweeney Boo
Go higher, further, and faster with Captain Marvel in this brand-new, all-ages adventure! Carol Danvers' quiet night with BFF Jessica Drew (a.k.a. Spider-Woman) takes a cat-astrophic turn when Manhattan's bodegas are suddenly overrun by a host of angry felines! And not just any felines-Flerkens, the most terrifying, pocket-dimension-holding, tentacle-devouring kitty-look-alikes in the entire universe! Carol's paw-sitive she can handle the situation on her own, but questions remain: can she overcome the fur-midible foes before it's too late? How well does the "Find My Phone" function actually work? And will there be more cat puns?! It's a Flerken invasion in the latest addition to the mighty Marvel Action banner! Sam Maggs and Sweeney Boo make their Marvel Action debut!
In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #133

DYNAMITE
(W) Christopher Preist (A) Ergun Gunduz (CA) Stanley Lau
Seduction of The Innocent Book Two of Twelve: Vampirella leads a team of religious zealots to take down a pack of werewolves preying on unsuspecting cultists. Also, weary of her mother Lilith's nagging, Vampirella reluctantly goes speed dating and, in so doing, stumbles into a dangerous new love affair.
In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #192

BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Brian Azzarello (A) Maria Llovet (CA) Becky Cloonan
At first, Faith had faced her trials naively, then willingly. Eagerly, even, becoming more and more corrupted over time. But something has woken her up to the truth... and to the darkness she's found herself enveloped in.
In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #226

ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS
(W) Eric Powell (A/CA) Eric Powell
Greedy Gut's gaggle of hobo ghouls is out to make trouble for Goon as he tries to solidify his Machiavellian grip on the town. Also, Franky makes a ham sandwich. DRAMA!
In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #256

AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Juan Doe (A/CA) Juan Doe
It's the celebrity wedding of the century, set in an undisclosed, remote location, with no access to wifi, cell phone reception or the outside world. But the dream wedding becomes a nightmare when, one by one, the guests are brutally slaugh-tered by a serial killer who brands his victims with a hashtag.

BAD RECEPTION is a searing horror story that doubles as a topical, satirical critique on society's obsession with technology, social media and the cult of celebrity. Written and drawn by AfterShock's very own Juan Doe (DARK ARK, AMERICAN MON-STER, WORLD READER)!
In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #248


Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Andrea Broccardo, Angel Unzueta (CA) Gerald Parel
Kieron Gillen's run reaches its cataclysmic end! With her planet under threat, a brave royal battles to save it! No, not Princess Leia - this time it's Queen Trios of Shu-Torun, ally to Darth Vader and the Empire! And Leia is the one on the attack, with an all-star team and a plan her enemy won't see coming! But some members of Leia's squad have schemes of their own. Meanwhile, Kanchar returns with his amazing cybernetic arm. And Luke Skywalker must hold out against the overwhelming force of...his own allies?! Plus: Just when you think things couldn't get worse for the rebels, they must find a way to survive an orbital bombardment! Will anyone escape Shu-Torun alive? Collecting STAR WARS (2015) #62-67.
Rated T
In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $17.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #141

DC COMICS
(W) Alan Moore (A/CA) Dave Gibbons
In a world where the mere presence of American superheroes changed history, the U.S. won the Vietnam War, Richard Nixon is still president and the Cold War is in effect. WATCHMEN begins as a murder mystery, but soon unfolds into a planet-altering conspiracy. As the resolution comes to a head, an unlikely group of reunited heroes-Rorschach, Nite Owl, Silk Spectre, Dr. Manhattan and Ozymandias-must test the limits of their convictions and ask themselves where the true line between good and evil lies. This new edition of the international collection of WATCHMEN features a new lenticular cover!
In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $29.99
DC PREVIEWS Page #83

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples
THE ULTIMATE BINGE-READ! Collecting the first nine volumes of the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling series into one massive paperback, this compendium tells the entire story (so far!) of a girl named Hazel and her star-crossed parents. Features 1,300 pages of gorgeously graphic full-color artwork, including a new cover from Eisner Award-winning SAGA co-creator FIONA STAPLES. Collects SAGA #1-54.
In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $59.99
PREVIEWS Page #66

IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Jim Cornette, Brandon Easton (A/CA) Denis Medri
Pro-Wrestling's secrets and greatest moments are immortalized in this graphic novel from legendary wrestling personality Jim Cornette. A true-story style anthology, these "insider" tales will show the lengths that wrestlers went to uphold "kayfabe" (the old carny term for the presentation of legitimate conflict), as well as the noteworthy cultural, racial, and economic effects these events and characters had on society. This is the graphic novel that old school wrestling fans have been waiting their entire lives for: a no-holds-barred representation of the moments that wrestling insiders couldn't talk about for years.

Advance solicited for August.
Featuring appearances by Ric Flair, Jerry Lawler, Andy Kaufman, Sputnik Monroe, The Sheik, Junkyard Dog, the Fabulous Freebirds, the Midnight Express, Bret Hart, and Shawn Michaels.
In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $14.99
PREVIEWS Page #145

 
Toys & Merchandise

DC COMICS
The DC DESIGNER SERIES line is born from the imaginative vision of the comics industry's top artists. Coming from the pages of the blockbuster series BATMAN: HUSH, this polyresin statue captures Lee's now-iconic take on Nightwing, complete with the former Boy Wonder's twirling escrima sticks. This statue is limited to 5,000 units.
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.
•  Limited to 5,000 pieces and individually numbered
•  Figures measure approximately 12.90" tall
•  Allocations may occur
•  Final products may differ from images shown
•  Approximately 6 units per carton
In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $150.00
DC PREVIEWS Page #85

DC COMICS
Since her first appearance in 1992, Harley Quinn has captured the hearts of both fans and comics artists alike. The HARLEY QUINN RED, WHITE & BLACK collection of statues are based on various depictions of Harley re-created in vivid 3-D detail.This latest statue in the series comes from famed artist John Timms.
Harley Quinn has come into possession of Batman's cowl, cape and utility belt. While there's surely a great story about how she got it, what's more intriguing is what mischievous adventures she can undertake while beneath the cowl. Will she frame the Batman in a crime spree? Or auction off these missing goods to the highest bidder? Whatever choice she makes, it's a good guess she'll be smiling when she does it.
•  Limited to 5,000 pieces and individually numbered
•  Figures measure 7.28" tall
•  Allocations may occur
•  Final products may differ from images shown
•  Approximately 6 units per carton
In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $80.00
DC PREVIEWS Page #86

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! The King of All Monsters is now the King of All Vinimates! Godzilla and Mechagodzilla headline the first series of 4" vinyl figures based on the classic Godzilla films! The black-and-white Godzilla of 1954 and the full-color Godzilla of 1999 team up against their robot doppelganger, and each has an articulated neck to customize their pose. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield!
In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $9.99
PREVIEWS Page #1023

MEZCO TOYS
Mezco's One:12 Batman trilogy continues with Batman: Sovereign Knight. Now at the peak of his career, the Sovereign Knight is the Batman of the present day. This is Batman in his prime.
Within his crime-fighting career, Bruce Wayne has honed his skills, methods, and physical fitness to their apex. His tech is significantly enhanced. The Bat-Suit has been augmented to provide more protection and greater mobility.
Using the tools and knowledge he has acquired since starting his war on crime, in combination with his upgraded arsenal, the Sovereign Knight is ready to take on the most dangerous of Gotham's criminals.
In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $85.00

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