Featured This Week Comics, Graphic Novels & Toys for 8/28

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 28th!

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Comics

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Various (A/CA) Various
THE GREATEST TALENT EVER ASSEMBLED FOR ONE STORY!
THIS IS THE BIG ONE! In celebration of Marvel's 80th Anniversary, we have gathered together the greatest array of talent ever to be assembled between the covers of a single comic book! Names from the past, from the present, and even the future! Every page is filled with all-new work from this cavalcade of comic book luminaries!
There is a mystery that threads throughout the Marvel Universe - one that has its origins in MARVEL COMICS #1 and which unites a disparate array of heroes and villains throughout the decades! What is the Eternity Mask, and who is responsible for the conspiracy to keep it hidden? And what new player will make their startling debut as these secrets are peeled away?
Featuring the entirety of the Marvel Universe of characters!
Rated T
PERFECTBOUND FORMAT!
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $9.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #24

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Pepe Larraz
Learn the truth about one of the X-Men's closest allies...and then begin the fight for the future of mutantkind! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (AVENGERS, SECRET WARS, FANTASTIC FOUR) continues reshaping the X-Men's world with Marvel Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS)!
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $4.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #18

DC COMICS
(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) David Marquez
Up in the sky, in the dark of the night, trust no one-for the Secret Six walk among us. Spinning out of the devastating events of the Batman Who Laughs, Superman and Batman are together once more in an all-new monthly series-and they're facing a terrifying new threat that could strike from anywhere. The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel must journey into the depths of Gotham City to learn which of their fellow heroes has been transformed into the horrifying horseman of their most dangerous and deranged foe ever. Our heroes will need to fight to survive, but an even more dangerous question lurks in the shadows: Can Superman and Batman even trust each other?
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99
DC PREVIEWS Page #2

DC COMICS
(W) Sean Murphy (A/CA) Sean Murphy
The Joker's plan is in full swing-with a single devastating secret and his puppet strings controlling the elites, the Clown Prince and his new recruit, Azrael, are ready to eliminate Batman and obliterate the Wayne family's legacy. With Gotham City's identity and institutions hanging in the balance, Gordon makes a surprising public announcement-but The Joker's response will send the Bat-family and the GTO spiraling.
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $4.99
DC PREVIEWS Page #8

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen
END OF STORY ARC! "THE HAUNTED GALAXY," Conclusion: The first arc of the hit fantasy series comes to a pulse-pounding conclusion! The evil vampire witch Mother discovers that the planet Sampson may hold the secrets to her undoing. While on Sampson, Andy, Mila, and Bandit reunite with an old frenemy fans of DESCENDER will be thrilled to see!
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #60

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Matteo Scalera
"NO AUTHORITY BUT YOURSELF," Grant McKay has lived a billion lives across a trillion realities. Now there is only one.
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #79

DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Jody Houser (A) Edgar Salazar, Keith Champagne (CA) Aleksi Briclot
Francine's precognitive abilities are put to the test when she and Ricky attempt to escape Hawkins National Laboratory and save the other children from Dr. Brenner's cruel experiments. Will the ensuing chaos result in freedom for all of the gifted captives . . . or will some be left behind?
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #91

IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (A) Michael Dialynas (CA) Dave Wachter
City at War, Part 5. With enemies victorious on all sides and allies in short supply, the TMNT are at their lowest point. Yet as the TMNT start to blame themselves, a greater threat looms ever closer...

Don't miss the earth-shaking lead up to TMNT #100!
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #146

DYNAMITE
(W) Amy Chu (A) Maria Sanapo (CA) Fay Dalton
With the investigation at a dead end, Betty and Veronica split over what to do next. Red Sonja decides to take matters into her own hands.  Meanwhile the Pussycats decide to stage a benefit concert for the victims, with disastrous results...
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #189

BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Celia Lowenthal, Mairghread Scott, Alexa Sharpe (A) Celia Lowenthal, Ornella Savarese, Alexa Sharpe (CA) Evan Cagle
    * The First Appearance of The Greatest Slayers in History!
* Journey back in time and witness the stories of some of the Slayers from all over the globe. Watch the birth of the Sunnydale Hellmouth-an event that will lead to repercussions across the globe... and into the present day. A can't miss for current Buffy readers and new fans alike!
* The Slayers first seen on variant covers of Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1-4 make their first full length debuts right here!
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $7.99
PREVIEWS Page #214

ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Tini Howard, Magdalene Visaggio (A) Ian McGinty (A/CA) Marc Ellerby
Would you like to hear about a unique sales opportunity, where you can make oodles of Galactibucks from the comfort of your own basement or liquipod? Lonely Jerry does. For just the low, low cost of pawning your daughter's laptop and forever damaging her trust, you too can be the newest member of the lowest rung of the Grumboflex Leadership Group triangular-trust-structure!
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #349

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Magdalene Visaggio (A) Nick Robles (CA) Philip Tan
How do you solve the case of your own death? Paranormal expert Doctor Shan Fong Mirage was born with the ability to see and speak to the dead-an ability that has mysteriously stopped working. Have her powers failed or is something far more sinister at work? Will she figure out her fate and the fate of the one she loves the most? Valiant's gripping supernatural mystery starts here!
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #376


Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum (A) Paolo Villanelli, Brian Level, More (CA) Greg Smallwood
Who is Darth Vader? He has been many things: enforcer, commander, destroyer. He is, to many throughout the Galactic Empire, the ultimate symbol of power and fear. But there are those who have seen the Dark Lord in a different light. Some corners of the galaxy are so desperate that even Vader can be a knight in shining armor - while for certain Imperial Commanders, Vader's anger is the price of failure. But what is it like to lose your heart to a Sith Lord - and what fate awaits the star-crossed lover who has fallen for a man so unattainable? Plus, learn how it feels to be an X-wing pilot going head-to-head with Vader's TIE Fighter - and discover more of the many sides of the galaxy's greatest villain! Collecting STAR WARS: VADER - DARK VISIONS #1-5.
Rated T
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $15.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #137

DC COMICS
(W) Scott Snyder, James TynionIV (A) Eduardo Risso (A/CA) Jock
The Batman Who Laughs is enacting a sinister plan across the Multiverse-something both terrifying and oddly familiar. When Bruce Wayne realizes the only way to stop this madman is to kill him, he must consider violating the very rule Batman can't ever break...the rule that created the Batman Who Laughs! As Bruce begins to realize that all the mistakes he's made are somehow connected, the Batman Who Laughs unleashes a brand-new evil. Enter one of the most punishing Batmen of the Dark Multiverse: the Grim Knight! Collects THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1-7 and THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS: THE GRIM KNIGHT #1.
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $29.99
DC PREVIEWS Page #71

BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) R. L. Stine (A) Kelly Matthews, Nichole Matthews (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
Best-selling author R.L. Stine ( Goosebumps, Fear Street ) comes to BOOM! Studios in this Dogman era with a new four-volume middle-grade supernatural horror series; Just Beyond ! In this first volume R.L. Stine partners with artists Kelly & Nichole Matthews ( Pandora's Legacy ) to bring his signature horror to an all-new generation! WELCOME TO THE SCARE SCHOOL. Middle school feels like the worst place imaginable, but for Jess, Josh, and Marco, their school may actually be the worst place in this world...or any other! After a chance encounter with a deadly creature stalking the school halls, these three unsuspecting students are whisked away to a horrifying realm beyond the school boiler room where they must unravel a terrifying mystery. Can they save the kids they find there and escape themselves, or will they be forever trapped Just
Beyond?
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $9.99
PREVIEWS Page #218

VIZ MEDIA LLC
(W) Kouhei Horikoshi (A/CA) Kouhei Horikoshi
With All Might in retirement, Endeavor takes up the mantle of the number one hero, a position he's coveted for years. But now that he has it, he's not entirely comfortable with the responsibilities and risks that come with it-both heroes and villains are always gunning for number one. What does the future hold for Midoriya, and what do his dreams about One For All mean?
For teen audiences.
In Shops: Aug 07, 2019
SRP: $9.99
PREVIEWS Page #410

 
Toys & Merchandise

DC COMICS
The third wave of Batman Black & White Mini Figures Blind Bags are in stock at Diamond and available for order now!
Each blind bag contains one of six different 3.75-inch tall PVC figures expertly designed by some of the best talent in the business. This wave of mini figures includes figures based on art by:
* Jim Lee (The Joker)
* Jim Lee
* Dustin Nguyen
* Mike Mignola
* Sean "Cheeks" Galloway
* Batman Arkham Asylum

* Allocations may occur
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $90.00
DC PREVIEWS Page #92

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! This 7-inch scale action figure of Bruce Lee features some of the most dynamic articulation ever in a Select figure! Wearing his most famous outfit, the martial arts master sports 21 points of articulation, allowing him to strike the most action-packed poses, and includes an interchangeable head, six interchangeable hands and fists, as well as nunchuks and spinning nunchuks. Designed by Yuri Tming and sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $29.99
PREVIEWS Page #1017

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 28, 2019
SRP: $9.99
PREVIEWS Page #1023

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
The newest heroine on The CW is none other than Batwoman! Based on her appearance in the Arrowverse "Elseworlds" crossover, this PVC diorama of Batwoman hanging from a radio antenna bears the likeness of actress Ruby Rose and is made of high-grade PVC. This approximately 9-inch sculpture features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp, sculpted by Cortes Studios!
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $49.99
PREVIEWS Page #1015


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