Featured This Week Comics, Graphic Novels, & Toys for 8/12

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 12th!

See all the New Releases for August 12th here!

Comics

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Donny Cates (A) Juan Gedeon (CA) Ryan Stegman
When a new and dangerous foe erupts into Eddie Brock's life, it threatens to rip away everything Eddie holds dear. His son, his symbiote, even himself - EVERYTHING Eddie Brock loves is in jeopardy!

Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $3.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #73

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Nick Spencer (CA) Josemaria Casanovas
"SINS RISING" PART 2!
•  The Lethal Legion returns to threaten the Big Apple , and only the Sin Eater can save us?
•  How can Spider-Man stop the murderous vigilante and... should he?
Rated T
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $3.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #69

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Annalisa Leoni (A/CA) Lorenzo De Felici
At long last, the curtain is pulled back on Oblivion. We finally get to see the Kuthaal in their daily life, how they live...and what they have planned. Is Dakuul our greatest threat, or an unlikely ally?
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #76

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jason Howard (A/CA) Jason Howard
When men become giant monsters hellbent on destroying the world, only girls can stop them-BIG GIRLS. Meet Ember-she writes poetry, loves to read, and she's a 300-foot-tall full-time monster killer! She and the other big girls are all that stand in the way of our world's complete annihilation! Critically acclaimed artist JASON HOWARD (TREES) takes full creative control as the writer and artist of a tale that's a cross between JOHN WICK and GODZILLA by way of HBO's GIRLS.
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #38

IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Sam Maggs (A/CA) Umi Miyao
"Gauging the Truth," Part Two. Gauge's understanding of the universe has gone topsy-turvy. Everything she's been told-that she remembers-may be a lie. Or the mysterious prisoners that are appealing to her are the liars. It could really go either way... and it's up to her to figure out who's telling the truth.
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #134

IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Larry Hama (A) Larry Hama, Steve Leialoha (CA) Paco Diaz
The strangest secret of all... revealed! Find out the origin of Snake Eyes! Discover the true past of Storm Shadow! And get a major revelation about Cobra Commander! It's all here in this special reprint of the classic G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero tale... first told in G.I. Joe: ARAH #26 and #27!
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #160

BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) Daniele Di Nicuolo
For fans of Once & Future and Undiscovered Country comes an all-new original series from #1 New York Times best-selling author Tom Taylor (DCeased) and artist Daniele di Nicuolo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) about seven powerful secrets-words, wonders, weapons, and worse-with the power to change the world..

For centuries, the Order has trusted in Keepers and Holders to guard the Secrets in seven briefcases against all harm, but when their stronghold is attacked and the secrets put in peril, the entire Order must face their greatest fear-an enemy who knows too much and is willing to kill to get what he wants.

Now, the Order's newest member, Caspar, must discover the truth of the Secrets before the enemy does, or risk losing everything.
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #222

BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Werther Dell'Edera
With the her mysterious employers looking to recall and reprimand her, Erica's running out of time to save the town of Archer's Peak. Do the answers lie with the mysterious young girl found in the monster's lair who no one can identify?
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #215

DYNAMITE
(W) Christopher Priest (A) Ergun Gunduz (CA) Lucio Parrillo
Seduction of The Innocent Continues: Lilith triumphant! Having crushed her daughter's will, Lilith of Drakulon kidnaps Vampirella's therapist and recruits Vampi's now-ex girlfriend as she escalates her win to the next level. Vampirella tells Chary of Lilith's origin, a story of the corruption of one of Drakulon's greatest heroines.
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #186

DYNAMITE
(W) Erik Burnham (A) Jonathan Lau (CA) Lucio Parillo
The power of Kulan Gath's amulet has finally been claimed by one of those who sought it - and only Red Sonja is left to stave off the end of all things! It's a literal she-devil vs. the She-Devil with a Sword as Sonja and Purgatori meet in pitched battle to decide the fate of time itself... One way or another, the Age of Chaos will end here!
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #188

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Dan Parent (A) Pat & Tim Kennedy, Dan Parent, Bill Galvan, Jeff Schultz (CA) Jeff Shultz, Tito Pena
Celebrate summer vacation with Archie & Friends! And this summer promises to be a wild one-complete with spooky island resorts, camp tales, a sunny Florida road trip, and a fun beach trip with a very unexpected guest!
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $2.99
PREVIEWS Page #281

ARTISTS WRITERS & ARTISANS INC
(W) J. Michael Straczynski (A) Mike Deodato (CA) Rahzzah
J. Michael Straczynski - creator of Babylon 5, co-creator of Sense8, and writer of beloved runs on The Amazing Spider-
Man, Thor, and Superman: Earth One - returns to comics, teaming with Mike Deodato Jr. - the blockbuster artist of The
Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Infinity Wars. Together they plant the flag for a new universe of heroes
and villains for the 21st Century. As the world adjusts to the appearance of these superpowered "reborns," figures high in
the government learn the source of the disease and the dangers it may still pose.
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #289


Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Ed Brubaker (A) Jacob Phillips (A/CA) Sean Phillips
BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS' CRIMINAL epic, collected in a gorgeous hardback edition.

In the summer of '88, Teeg Lawless comes home to plan the biggest heist of his career. But Teeg's son Ricky and his friends are starting down the same dark path their fathers are on, and this is about to become the worst summer of their lives.

An epic tale of tragedy handed down from generation to generation, CRUEL SUMMER is a crime comic masterpiece from the most celebrated noir masters in the industry, creators of CRIMINAL, FATALE, KILL OR BE KILLED, and THE FADE OUT.

Collects CRIMINAL #1 and #5-12 in a beautiful new hardback edition with additional behind-the-scenes material.
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $34.99
PREVIEWS Page #59

DRAWN & QUARTERLY
(W) Adrian Tomine (A/CA) Adrian Tomine
What happens when a childhood hobby grows into a lifelong career? The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, Adrian Tomine's funniest and most revealing foray into autobiography, offers an array of unexpected answers. When a sudden medical incident lands Tomine in the emergency room, he begins to question if it was really all worthwhile: despite the accolades and opportunities of a seemingly charmed career, it's the gaffes, humiliations, slights, and insults he's experienced (or caused) within the industry that loom largest in his memory.
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $29.95
PREVIEWS Page #292

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Peter David (A/CA) Greg Land
Turn back the clock to the days before Spider-Man discovered his symbiote suit's true nature! Years ago, Peter Parker returned from the Beyonder's Battleworld sporting a sleek, new black costume - with a dark and sinister secret! The "costume" was alive, an alien symbiote that would one day become Venom - but even these stylish new duds won't protect him when the Hobgoblin, deadlier than ever, strikes! But where did Hobby get these uncanny new powers? Hopefully Doctor Strange can answer that question - because reality itself depends on it! Dread nightmares await as the mystery deepens and Peter's world unravels - and the fate of the future lies in the hands of the Symbiote Spider-Man! Peter David and Greg Land return for the next thrilling installment woven between the classic issues of the Alien Costume Saga! Collecting SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN: ALIEN REALITY #1-5.
Rated T
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $15.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #122

BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Andi Watson, Christopher Golden, Daniel Brereton, Jen Van Meter (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Nimit Malavia
From Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy The Vampire Slayer) comes the official tie-in to the critically acclaimed Buffy The Vampire Slayer television series! Set during the third season of the Buffy The Vampire Slayer television series, discover untold stories of the Scooby Gang and their fight against evil in Sunnydale-all while trying not to fail their exams! Collects Buffy The Vampire Slayer #1-10 (Dark Horse Comics, published 1998-2003), as well as short stories from the era in a newly designed, value priced format that no Buffy fan can miss!
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $29.99
PREVIEWS Page #206

VIZ LLC
(W) Akira Himekawa (A/CA) Akira Himekawa
Link's battle with his dark alter ego leaves him wounded and exhausted. With Midna gone and Link unable to harness the power of the Master Sword, his quest seems doomed. Visions of a grizzled warrior also haunt his dreams, but who is it? And what can this warrior teach Link that he will need to defeat Ganondorf? Certainly Link will need the Master Sword again, but only a true hero can wield the power of that legendary weapon...
For teen audiences.
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $9.99
PREVIEWS Page #422

VIZ LLC
(W) Hiromu Arakawa (A/CA) Hiromu Arakawa
Alchemy tore the Elric brothers' bodies apart. Can their bond make them whole again?
A hardcover, deluxe collector's edition of one of the most beloved manga and anime of all time! Fully remastered with an updated translation and completely fresh lettering, and presented with color pages on large-trim archival-quality paper, this gorgeous hardcover edition presents the timeless dark adventures of the Elric brothers as they were truly meant to be seen. Includes brand-new cover art, with color insert and behind-the-scenes character sketches from author Hiromu Arakawa!
In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. But before the Elrics' personal tragedy, a bloody, unjust war caused suffering for many of their friends and allies.
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #422


Toys & Merchandise

FUNKO
Based on the breakout hit character from the Disney+ series The Mandalorian, The Child joins the Funko family! You can collect this adorable alien in both a standard sized Pop! figure and a super-sized 10" version! Each Pop! figure features that familiar Funko flair and comes packaged in a collector-friendly window box, perfect for display.
SRP: $38.99
PREVIEWS Page #1066

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! Every rose has its thorn, and this one has Poison Ivy! Rising out of a giant flower, a green-skinned Pamela Isley greets the morning sun in this sultry sculpture from the DC Gallery Diorama line. Based on her comic-book appearance, this approximately 9-inch diorama is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp, sculpted by James Marsano. Formerly a GameStop exclusive.
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $49.99
PREVIEWS Page #1027

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! Oswald Cobblepot gets the Gallery treatment in this new diorama of the Penguin! Batman's feather-loving foe looks menacing with his umbrella piercing a Batarang, and a rocket-propelled penguin by his side. Made of high-quality PVC and featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications, it comes packaged in a full-color window box.
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $49.99
PREVIEWS Page #1016

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! We've seen the heroes, not meet the villains of Castlevania! From the hit Netflix animated series come three all-new action figures of Dracula and two of his generals, Carmilla and Godbrand! Each figure features up to 16 points of articulation as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Each comes packaged in a full-color blister card. Designed by Eamon O'Donoghue, sculpted by Richard Force.
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $119.94
PREVIEWS Page #1018

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! Annabelle is coming home! The Gallery line of PVC Dioramas dives into the world of horror movies with this sculpture based on the Annabelle series! Depicting the doll Annabelle sitting in a rocking chair, this sculpture measures 9 inches tall and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella.
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $39.99
PREVIEWS Page #1023

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! The high-flying Rocketeer is now a Legend in Three Dimensions! The newest Legends in 3D Half-Scale Bust captures the hero of 1991's The Rocketeer in a heroic 10-inch portrait, showcasing his distinctive art-deco helmet. Cast in resin and featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications, it is limited to only 1000 pieces and includes a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Packaged in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella.
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $150.00
PREVIEWS Page #1020

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! The literary legend is now the latest Legend in 3-D! Part of the Legends in 3D "half-scale" bust line, this approximately 10-inch resin sculpture depicts the tentacled monstrosity as he is described in the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed and sculpted by Eli Livingston.
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $175.00
PREVIEWS Page #1024

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! The groundbreaking animated-style line of X-Men busts continues with the X-Men's resident redhead, Jean Grey! Looking like she just stepped off the screen from the hit cartoon, Jean focuses her telepathic abilities in this 6-inch resin bust, featuring detailed sculpting and animation-inspired paint details. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color window box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Paul Harding.
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $59.99
PREVIEWS Page #1020

BEAST KINGDOM CO., LTD
From Beast Kingdom A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Following the release of the EAA-Batman, Beast Kingdom is proud to introduce the Egg Attack Action Joker from Batman the Animated Series! Befitting of any crazed villain, the Joker is seen with his classic purple suit, orange vest, bow tie and 3 replaceable facial expressions fit for any occasion! Collectors can now reenact any of his signature ultra-creepy expressions as well as having the ability to pose him with a high degree of articulation. The figure packs a series of accessories including: four pairs of replicable hands, a clown grenade to fight off his enemies, a Batman Doll for those lonely clown nights, a mutated clown fish, clown dentures and the infamous pistol that shoots out a bang to scare any foe! With a great selection of accessories, high mobility and the use of real cloth for clothing, make sure you don't miss out on this Joker figure!
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $80.00

BEAST KINGDOM CO., LTD
From Beast Kingdom. A PREVIEWS Exclusive! With summer officially in full-swing, why not take home some seriously fun swinging action from the new Marvel Comics: Spider-man Mini Egg Attack series, brought to you exclusively by Beast Kingdom! Arguably the most well-known character in Marvel's Comic universe, the friendly neighborhood  Spider-man is now joined with the multiverse's Spider-Gwen and Miles Morales, as well as the infamous anti-hero; Venom! With the release of Beast Kingdom's new Spider-man MEA range of mini statuettes, each character recreates their classic comic poses using three-dimensional recreations. Added extras to each piece such as colorful building backdrops, and bases with 3D logos creates the ultimate in comic collectability. Cute and small they may be, yet with delicate painting, each tabletop statuette is sure to be a head turner. So make sure to get all four in your collection and get those Spidey-Senses tingling today!
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $12.99

MONOGRAM PRODUCTS
Feel the power of the Force when you decorate your refrigerator or filing cabinets with this foam magnet of The Child from Disney+'s Star Wars: The Mandalorian.
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $5.99
PREVIEWS Page #1097

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