PREVIEWS Presents Gaming Month: From Dice to Digital to Comics

Whether you roll dice to move pieces around a game board or to determine the outcome of combat in an RPG, or save the day via a joystick controller or keyboard, Gaming is an integral part of fandom that has made its way into the world of comics and collecting.

And in the September issue of PREVIEWS, we celebrate gaming in all its styles and genres as it applies to our own hobby, Comics, Graphic Novels, Art Books, Toys, Collectibles and more… all based on your favorite games and available to you at your local comic shop!

Look throughout the September issue for our Gaming Month icon and check out our suggested reading list below… GAME ON!

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Stephanie Hans
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE writer KIERON GILLEN teams up with artist supernova STEPHANIE HANS (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, Journey Into Mystery) for her first ongoing comic! DIE is a pitch-black fantasy where a group of forty-something adults have to deal with the returning, unearthly horror they only just survived as teenage role-players. If KIERON's in a rush, he describes it as "Goth Jumanji", but that's only the tip of this critically acclaimed obsidian iceberg. Collects DIE #1-5.
In Shops: Jun 05, 2019
SRP: $9.99
PREVIEWS Page #70

DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Chris Schlerf (A) Sergio Arino, Ricardo Sanchez, Juan Castro, Rob Lean (CA) Anthony Palumbo
Following the events of Halo 4, Captain Thomas Lasky and Spartan Commander Sarah Palmer lead the UNSC Infinity into a battle against enemies without and within! The story of the Halo® universe continues in this thrilling collection of Halo: Escalation #1-#6.
In Shops: Oct 08, 2014
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #61

IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Ian Flynn, Various (A) Evan Stanley, Jack Lawrence, Diana Skelly, Jonathan Gray (A/CA) Jennifer Hernandez
Join two of the most popular new characters from Sonic's world in this classic odd-couple team-up adventure! Tangle the Lemur's got a problem: there's not enough action in her life! Whisper the Wolf's also got a problem: she's hunting down an incredibly dangerous enemy named Sonic the Hedgehog! Can Tangle and Whisper help solve each other's problems, or will they just make things worse? Also collected is Sonic The Hedgehog: Annual 2019. Join Sonic and some of his coolest friends in adventures that show just how wonderful Sonic's world really is.
In Shops: May 27, 2020
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #141

DYNAMITE
(W) Jonathan David Goff (A/CA) Ricardo Jaime
The hyper-powered world of Crackdown (Xbox) has made its way to the comic page! In the not-so-distant future, civilized society is more plugged-in and interconnected than ever - but criminal organizations are growing more connected as well, forming unholy alliances, and plotting for an unprecedented campaign against the world. When a series of devastating blackout attacks plunge major metropolitan areas into darkness and chaos, the global population is terrified, traditional law enforcement is overwhelmed - and it's up to The Agency, an elite international crime-fighting task force, to restore peace and deliver justice, by any means necessary.
In Shops: Jul 29, 2020
SRP: $17.99
PREVIEWS Page #194

ACTION LAB - DANGER ZONE
(W) Dave Dwonch (A/CA) Bill Blankenship
Action Lab's first series to break into CBR's Top 100 list returns to print! After Jason and his team of programmers get stuck in their virtual reality game, Dungeon Lords, they must find a way back to the real world. Unbeknownst to them, the fantasy characters they inhabit have taken control of their bodies, and now wizards and warriors run free in Las Vegas! Collects the 4 issue series that's like The Hangover meets MMO video games.
In Shops: Apr 08, 2015
SRP: $14.99
PREVIEWS Page #249

BEHEMOTH COMICS
(W) Frederico Chemello, Maurizio Furini (A/CA) Ludovica Ceregatti
Continuing the monthly comic series based in the multi-million unit selling indie video game franchise, Hotline Miami! This issue diverges from Chris' storyline as we get to know another masked killer, the guy behind the raven mask.
In Shops: Nov 04, 2020
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #246

BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT
(W) Micky Neilson
The Crash Bandicoot series has remained a beloved staple of platform gaming ever since the first game's release in 1996. The Art of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is a rich repository overflowing with interviews, quotes, observations and anecdotes, accompanied by a treasure trove of concept art detailing the characters and environments of the game. Gamers of every type will cherish this all-encompassing look into the zany, wild and unpredictable world of Crash Bandicoot.
In Shops: Nov 04, 2020
SRP: $45.00
PREVIEWS Page #248

TITAN COMICS
(W) Anne Toole (A) Ann Maulina (CA) Artgerm
A brand-new comic series based on the award-winning game by Guerrilla. Aloy and Talanah return in a new story set after the events of the game! Nature has reclaimed the planet. Awe-inspiring machines dominate the land, as humanity fights for survival on this new earth. Co-created by one of the writers of Horizon Zero Dawn game Anne Toole.
Collects Horizon Zero Dawn #1-4
In Shops: Nov 25, 2020
SRP: $16.99
PREVIEWS Page #316

KODANSHA COMICS
(W) Shiramine (A/CA) Type Moon
One of the most popular mobile games in the world makes its long-awaited return with Vol. 2! Continue the time-traveling fantasy story that has enthralled millions, in a new adaptation from Shiramine, the artist behind Tales of Zestiria!
A NEW GRAND ORDER
The year is 2016, and glitches found in humanity's past threaten the sustainability of its future. The Chaldea Security Organization-tasked with preserving human history for as long and as strongly as possible-has developed a new method of time travel to repair these events, stabilizing humanity's future. But when an unknown threat pushes mankind to the brink of extinction, young recruits Mash Kyrielight and Ritsuka Fujimaru find themselves at the helm of the rescue mission: Obtain the Holy Grail in a face off against fate itself...
The official adaptation of the TYPE-MOON phenomenon that has become one of the most popular mobile games in the world!
In Shops: Nov 04, 2020
SRP: $12.99
PREVIEWS Page #347

SQUARE ENIX BOOKS
Ever since its initial release, Final Fantasy VII has been beloved by generations of
fans for its captivating characters, expansive storylines, and outstanding visual
design. This compilation of 22 large-format, full-color art prints celebrates that rich
legacy with images drawn from the world of Final Fantasy VII, including Advent
Children
, Dirge of Cerberus, Crisis Core, and Final Fantasy VII Remake.
In Shops: Nov 18, 2020
SRP: $24.99
PREVIEWS Page #308

VIZ MEDIA LLC
(W) Hideki Goto (A/CA) Hideki Goto
All-new adventures featuring the beloved characters of the hit Nintendo video games!
Wacky short adventures based on the hit Nintendo games!
In these new stories from the world of Splatoon, Hit and Maika meet an elite boy named Ko who joins them on their crazy adventures.
For readers of all ages.
In Shops: Nov 11, 2020
SRP: $9.99
PREVIEWS Page #365

YEN PRESS
(W) Tetsuya Nomura (A/CA) Shiro Amano
As the one chosen by the Keyblade, Sora travels once again with his friends Donald and Goofy in order to reclaim his lost power!
For readers of all ages.
In Shops: Nov 04, 2020
SRP: $13.00
PREVIEWS Page #370

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