Featured This Week Comics, Graphic Novels, & Toys for 9/23

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 September 23rd!

See all the New Releases for September 23rd here!

Comics

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Pepe Larraz
X OF SWORDS - CHAPTER 1
A tower. A mission. A gathering of armies.
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $6.99
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MARVEL COMICS
(W) Fabian Nicieza (A) Ron Garney (CA) Geoff Shaw
READY OR 'NAUT, HERE HE COMES!
A mystic gem. A force of overwhelming power. Nothing can stop the Juggernaut. Except himself. Another building falls. Cain Marko is done letting others pick up the pieces of the things he's destroyed. Renowned X-scribe Fabian Nicieza (X-FORCE, DEADPOOL) and celebrated artist Ron Garney (CAPTAIN AMERICA, DAREDEVIL) team up to take the unstoppable in a new bold new direction!
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $3.99
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IMAGE COMICS
(W) Charles Soule, Scott Snyder (A) Leonardo Marcello Grassi (A/CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
"UNITY," Part Two JOURNEY DEEPER INTO THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY... guided by a familiar but unexpected face, our group treks into what was once the Pacific Northwest-a strange land where every living thing is networked together into a bizarre matrix built amid massive monuments to American technology. Hardwired secrets lurk deep in this dark place...
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $3.99
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IMAGE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino, Dave Stewart
"WICKED WORLDS," Part Four The Bishop will finally reveal the secrets of the Multiverse to Angela...IF she can survive long enough to hear them!
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $3.99
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IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Sam Kieth (A/CA) Sam Kieth
Sam Kieth's best-selling Batman Maxx Arkham Dreams mini-series is (finally!) coming to its incredible conclusion!

But not here...

This bargain-priced compendium collects the first three issues of the acclaimed (and very late) Batman Maxx mini-series by superstar creator Sam Kieth-followed by the release of issues #4 two weeks later, and #5 two weeks after that-really!

And to show you how serious we are... we will present incredible added content-thumbnails of the entire two final issues of Sam Kieth art, every page!

The end is coming-in a wonderful way!
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $7.99
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IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Ian Flynn (A) Adam Bryce Thomas (CA) Tracy Yardley
The second half of the Metal Virus Saga epilogue. With all the chaos of the recent past still fresh in everyone's minds, Dr. Eggman launches a new assault-determined to take down his enemies once and for all.
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $3.99
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BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Anthony Burch (A) Simone Ragazzoni (CA) Jung-Geun Yoon
Still reeling from the shocking discovery held deep in the heart of Drakkon's prison tower; Deadlock, Kimberly unknowingly triggers Drakkon's final failsafe, sending a message deep into space that will ultimately put Kimberly face to face with an enemy even more powerful than Lord Drakkon himself. Will the Unknown Ranger she freed help her - or stand against her?
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $4.99
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BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Dan Panosian (A) Marianna Ignazzi (CA) Dan Panosian
* Not all the witches burned during the Salem Witch Trials - and the ones that survived did so together. Now, generations later, their descendants protect the ancient secrets entrusted to them. They call themselves the Ravens.
* Wilma is the new girl in school, and she plans to go completely unnoticed - except that she bears an eerie resemblance to the Raven member Waverly. And Waverly just went missing.
* But the truth behind Waverly's disappearance will put the entire coven in danger - and Wilma will have to rely on power she never knew she had if she wants to save her new friends.
* Writer Dan Panosian (Slots) and artist Marianna Ignazzi present a supernatural mystery, perfect for fans of The Marked and Sabrina the Teenage Witch (2019).
  
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $3.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Gerard Way, Shaun Simon (A) I.N.J. Culbard (CA) I. N. J. Culbard
The first Umbrella Academy spin off series! When 18-year-old Séance gets himself kicked out of the Umbrella Academy, and his allowance discontinued by Hargreeves, he takes to a place where his ghoulish talents will be appreciated. After a magical high on a vampire-drug-lord's stash, Klaus needs help, and doesn't have his siblings there to save him.
* Séance gets his own miniseries!
* From Gerard Way and Shaun Simon of the True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys!
In Shops: Sep 16, 2020
SRP: $3.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Tonci Zonjic
With mayor-hopeful and once-superhero Tex Reed in the clutches of a homicidal maniac, both the police and the violent vigilante Skulldigger are one step behind and on a collision course with disaster.
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $3.99
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DYNAMITE
(W) Tom Sniegoski (A) Michael Sta. Maria (CA) Lucio Parrillo
Mistress Nyx continues her war against the last vestiges of humanity, while Vampirella begins the process of rebuilding the Danse Macabre.  What sort of bargain has she made with Abaddon, the Angel of the Apocalyse?  And what part will the vampire lord, Mazarin and his Undead play in the growing conflict?
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $3.99
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AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) B. Clay Moore (A/CA) Stephen Molnar
Amara Bishop is a newly single mother with a long-buried past. Raised by an
alcoholic father in a rundown trailer, Amara was a child when she learned to kill. And she hasn't killed an-yone since she was thirteen. When her aging mentor is murdered, and her daughter is threatened, that will soon change...

An unlikely assassin in a deadly game of cat and mouse, brought to you by B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick, Battle Hymn) and Stephan Molnar (Imaginary Fiends, Star Trek).
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #212


Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Donny Cates, More (A) More (A/CA) Ryan Stegman
Lethal killer Cletus Kasady casts his symbiotic tendrils across the Marvel Universe in the blockbuster epic ABSOLUTE CARNAGE! The psychopathic Carnage is targeting everyone who has ever worn a symbiote - and that's a lot of potential victims, even for him! Naturally, Kasady's new reign of terror spells misery for Spider-Man and Venom - but the devastation is felt by Miles Morales, the Avengers, Deadpool, Ghost Rider, the Immortal Hulk and more! But what is Kasady's horrific endgame? Experience a new level of crazy as Carnage runs wild! Collecting ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #1-5; ABSOLUTE CARNAGE VS. DEADPOOL #1-3; ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: CAPTAIN MARVEL #1; ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: IMMORTAL HULK #1; ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #1; ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: SYMBIOTE OF VENGEANCE #1; ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: LETHAL PROTECTORS #1-3; ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: AVENGERS #1; ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: MILES MORALES #1-3; ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: WEAPON PLUS #1; ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: SCREAM #1-3; ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: SEPARATION ANXIETY #1; AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #29-31; VENOM #16-20; and the ABSOLUTE CARNAGE stinger pages
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $100.00
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #122

BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Stefan Petrucha, Dan Slott, Mary Bierbaum, Tom Bierbaum (A) Various (CA) Rob Liefeld
* The Power Rangers arrive in New York City to find their missing teammate Tommy Oliver, AKA The Mighty Morphin Green Ranger, but soon discover he's joined forces with the villainous Shredder and the Foot Clan! But the Rangers must also deal with another unexpected (fr)enemy - the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Can these heroes find a way to work together to defeat the bad guys and save the world from total destruction?!
* Written by Ryan Parrott (Power Rangers: Necessary Evil) and illustrated by Simone di Meo (Power Rangers: Beyond The Grid), the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fight - and maybe team up with - the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the first time ever.
* Collects the complete 5-issue series.
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #207

DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Emi Lenox, Rich Tommaso (A/CA) Dean Ormston
Torn from the Farm and faced with startling revelations about their last ten years, the Black Hammer crew, stripped of their identities, must race to prevent a universal meltdown and make hard sacrifices for the sake of existence itself!

Meanwhile, a Lovecraftian teen finds there is a hefty price she must pay to become "normal."

Collects Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1-#12 and Black Hammer: Cthu-Louise in a deluxe, oversized hardcover format with a new cover, sketchbook extras, and more!
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $49.99
PREVIEWS Page #92

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
(W) Frank Tieri, Michael Moreci (A) Joe Eisma (A/CA) Audrey Mok
Riverdale's own bombshell bloodsucker is back! Following the events of the Jughead the Hunger vs. Vampironica crossover, Veronica returns to her own universe, still a vampire. She's not the same, and she knows it. And now she needs answers. But she may not be ready for what she's about to discover! Collects the full four-issue Vampironica: New Blood miniseries.
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $12.99
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TUTTLE PUBLISHING
(W) Sean Michael Wilson, Lafcadio Hearn (A) Inko Ai Takita
This thrilling collection of seven Japanese ghost stories will captivate lovers of yokai stories! These classic Japanese ghost stories are based on those written by famed author Lafcadio Hearn between 1890 and 1904. Here, they are retold by award-winning comic book writer Sean Michael Wilson. Wilson's skillful adaptation of Hearn's ghostly tales, along with superb manga illustrations from UK-based Japanese artist Inko Ai Takita, make these fascinating stories come to life. This book is in traditional Japanese reading order, from back to front, so that fans and manga lovers can enjoy an authentic reading experience.
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $14.99
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YEN PRESS
(W) Takashi Nagasaki (A/CA) Lee SangCheol
A remote village massacred in Andalusia. A single man apprehended wading through the aftermath. But the killer they've brought down from the mountains is entirely impossible for them to contain...
The world has been stained by blood before. So it shall be again.
For readers ages 16 years and up.
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $24.00
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Toys & Merchandise

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! The long-awaited Black Widow movie is almost here, and the villain is just as cool as the heroine! Taskmaster arrives on the big screen to menace Natasha this spring, and he'll be on toy shelves this summer, as part of the Marvel Select toy line! This approximately 7-inch action figure includes multiple accessories and 16 points of articulation and comes packaged on display-ready Select action figure packaging. Designed by Eamon O'Donoghue, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $29.99
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DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! One of the most iconic Batmen of all time takes the stage with this all-new Gallery Diorama of Batman from Tim Burton's 1989 movie Batman! Standing atop a distinctive piece of Gotham City architecture, Batman spreads his cape and prepares to dive on some unsuspecting evildoer. Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this diorama is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella.
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $49.99
PREVIEWS Page #1014

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
The Guardian of the Galaxy finally gets his own Gallery Diorama! Based on his appearance in Avengers: Endgame, this sculpture of Rocket measures approximately 7" tall on a pedestal base, is made of high-quality PVC, and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella.
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $39.99
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DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! We are Venom! Flash Thompson dons the Venom symbiote once again for this new Marvel Gallery Diorama! Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this sculpture of one of Venom's most popular pairings is cast in high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira.  
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $49.99
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