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Featured This Week Comics, Graphic Novels, & Toys for 5/18/22

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 on May 18th!

See all the New Releases for May 18th here!

Comics

MARVEL COMICS
THOR #25 FRANK CVR
(W) Donny Cates, Various (A) Martin Coccolo, Various (CA) Gary Frank
"BANNER OF WAR" PART TWO!
The 60th Anniversary celebration - and Thor and Hulk's epic rivalry - continues in the second installment of the crossover between the HULK and THOR series! Banner's newfound control of his rage is prolonging this fight more than Thor expected, and with Banner holding his own, Thor must get creative. Odin's breakthrough look into Banner's psyche seems to slow the violence, but will it be enough? Additionally, new creators to the THOR title bring glimpses into the possible futures of Thor and his friends!
RATED T+
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $5.99
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BOOM! STUDIOS
HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #6 CVR A ALBUQUERQUE
(W) James TynionIV, Sam Johns (A) Werther Dell'Edera, Letizia Cadonici (CA) Rafael Albuquerque
Edwin Slaughter is one of the Scarlet Masks,  the secret bookkeepers of the Order of St. George. He's enamored with stories of ancient hunters, as well as those in his midst.

He only gets to write the stories and never live them himself though. That is, until what starts out as standard reconnaissance for the Order turns Edwin's world upside down. There's a legendary monster in America, one long thought extinct...

It's taken the lives of countless children, bringing Edwin into the field for the first time... and into real danger.

Along with a new story arc comes a new creative team! Acclaimed writer Sam Johns of Punchline and The Joker fame joins James Tynion IV as co-writer, and up-and-coming artist Letizia Cadonici makes her highly-anticipated American comics debut, joined by series veteran Werther Dell'Edera as co-artist!
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $3.99
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IMAGE COMICS
KING SPAWN #10 CVR A FERNANDEZ
(W) Sean Lewis (A/CA) Javi Fernandez
The God Throne, the Dead Zones, and the prophecy of King Spawn. While trying to save the world from the forces that seek to destroy it, has Spawn actually set the end-times in motion himself?
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $2.99
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IMAGE COMICS
I HATE THIS PLACE #1 CVR A (MR)
(W) Kyle Starks (A/CA) Artyom Topilin, Lee Loughridge
SERIES PREMIERE

FOR FANS OF GIDEON FALLS AND HOME SICK PILOTS!

After inheriting a farm house, Trudy and Gabby are ready to start the next chapter of their lives together...except it's already home to a mysterious force that's attracted ghosts, aliens, and all kinds of supernatural beings for decades.

Now, Gabby and Trudy must play by the "house rules" in order to survive living among the most frightening creatures on Earth in this new series from KYLE STARKS (ASSASSIN NATION, THE SIX SIDEKICKS OF TRIGGER KEATON) and ARTYOM TOPILIN (ICE CREAM MAN PRESENTS: QUARANTINE COMIX SPECIAL).
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $3.99
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MARVEL COMICS
SAVAGE AVENGERS #1
(W) David Pepose (A) Carlos Magno (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
AN ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT, ALL-DANGEROUS TEAM ASSEMBLES!
Since his exile from the Hyborian Age, Conan the Barbarian has conquered the most dangerous foes the modern Marvel Universe has to offer - but what happens when this hard-edged Cimmerian finds himself on the run from the cybernetic soldier of the future known as Deathlok? Outgunned and outmatched, Conan must turn to an unlikely group of loners, berserkers, and killers if he hopes to survive the night - but can these Savage Avengers defy Deathlok's murderous manhunt, or will they become the next targets in the crosshairs of tomorrow? Don't miss out on a bold new beginning for Marvel's most savage super heroes, as Ringo Award-winning writer David Pepose (Spencer & Locke, Scout's Honor) and superstar artist Carlos Magno (KANG THE CONQUEROR, RoboCop: Dead or Alive) introduce a sensational new lineup that will resonate across every era of the House of Ideas!
PARENTAL ADVISORY
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $3.99
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IDW PUBLISHING
TMNT BEST OF RAT KING
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) James Biggie
Ahead of this summer's Armageddon Game, check out the best stories of one of the Turtles' most enigmatic foes, the Rat King! Spanning several publishers, this collection is the place to get familiar with the monarch of vermin himself!
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $5.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
SHAOLIN COWBOY CRUEL TO BE KIN #1 (OF 7) CVR A DARROW
(W) Geof Darrow (A/CA) Geof Darrow
In Phase 4 of the SCU, the Shaolin Cowboy finds his parenting skills being tested when he is forced to homeschool during a pandemic of unparalleled violence, in this story torn from yesterday's viral twitter feeds.

Can he get a kung fu grip on the situation before a horde of .45 loving human monsters and not so human monsters send him to the ICU?

Only guns, swords, and flying guillotines will tell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AMITOUFU!!!!!!
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $4.99
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BOOM! STUDIOS
POWER RANGERS #19 CVR A PAREL
(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Marco Renna (CA) Gerald Parel
Past and future collide as Zack and Trini face an impossible parenting choice, while Jason and Yale contend with an enemy single-mindedly fixated on vengeance..

In the midst of it all, one Ranger receives a phone call that will change their life forever...
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $3.99
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IDW PUBLISHING
TRANSFORMERS #43 CVR A SIMEONE
(W) Brian Ruckley (A) Anna Malkova (CA) Stefano Simeone
End of the road! Optimus Prime leads the Autobots in a desperate battle on multiple fronts-against the maniacal Decepticons, against the swarming Insecticlones, against the teeming rust worms, against Cybertron itself. But how many problems will the Autobots be able to solve and what offer could stop their journey? An extra-long final issue leading to next month's Transformers Special 2022!
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $5.99
PREVIEWS Page #142

AWA
HIT ME #3 (MR)
(W) Christa Faust (A) Priscilla Petraites (CA) Jeff Dekal
A high-octane crime thriller from Christa Faust (Bad Mother, Redemption) and Priscilla Petraites (Chariot). Lulu has a very unique profession: She gets paid by the bruise. When she is witness to the execution of one of her regular clients, she escapes into the night with a briefcase filled with diamonds and a pack of killers on her trail. Navigating the dark underbelly of decaying, early-90's Atlantic City, one step ahead of her pursuers, Lulu must call upon every one of her street-born instincts and underworld connections in what will be the longest - and possibly last - night of her life.
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $3.99
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AFTERSHOCK COMICS
KAIJU SCORE STEAL FROM GODS #2
(W) James Patrick (A/CA) Rem Broo
Stuck between a rock and a hard place, Michelle has taken another monster score. And while it's old hat for her, her new crew has no idea what they're in for. She's vowed to get them out of this mess, whatever it takes and whatever it costs her. A couple of familiar faces also pop in to lend a hand - Michelle is going to need all the help she can get.

Each issue of KAIJU SCORE: STEAL FROM THE GODS features 24 pages of story and art with a cardstock cover!
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $4.99
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DYNAMITE
HELL SONJA #5 CVR A PARRILLO
(W) Christopher Hastings (A) Pasquale Qualano (CA) Lucio Parrillo
The simmering plot comes to fruition. The damned prisoners join forces not to escape, but to overthrow Hell Sonja when she is at her weakest, and without allies. This is what Hell Sonja deserves, taking the throne for a kingdom she does not fully understand...
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #186

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

IMAGE COMICS
PRIMORDIAL HC (MR)
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino, Dave Stewart
Mind-bending sci-fi and Cold War thriller collide in this 6-issue series by the bestselling, Eisner-winning creative team behind GIDEON FALLS! In 1957, the USSR made history by launching a dog named Laika into Earth's orbit. Two years later, the USA responded with two monkeys, Able and Baker. These animals never returned. But unbeknownst to everyone, they did not die in orbit...they were taken. And now they are coming home.
Collects PRIMORDIAL #1-6.
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $24.99
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DYNAMITE
DIE!NAMITE TP VOL 01
(W) Fred Van Lente, Declan Shalvey (A) Vincenzo Carratu (CA) Lucio Parrillo
VAMPIRELLA hurtles through space on a Drakulon ship, desperate to uncover a dark mystery...A 100-year-old JOHN CARTER OF MARS grasps for an awful memory just out of reach...PETER CANNON: THUNDERBOLT battles waves of evil he does not understand...RED SONJA is faced with an impossible choice...

DIE!NAMITE is an event series that unites all of the hit Dynamite characters as you've never seen them before! They will come together to battle the biggest threat they have ever faced. Many...are even missing faces! Collects issues 1-5 PLUS the Die!namite Valentine's Day (2021) Special.
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #188

MARVEL COMICS
CAPTAIN AMERICA IRON MAN TP ARMOR AND SHIELD
(W) Derek Landy (A) Angel Unzueta (CA) Alex Ross
Two of the greatest Avengers of all unite! A government agent turned Hydra provocateur stages a daring breakout on her way to prison, and the escape attracts the attention of both Captain America and Iron Man! When Steve Rogers and Tony Stark realize they both have a connection to the slippery fugitive, they team up to track her down - only to discover she's not the only player on the board with big plans and sinister motives. What have the two Avengers stumbled into? And how do the Paladins fit in? They're a group of eager new super heroes - but will they be an asset for Cap and Iron Man, or a deadly liability? It's Winghead and Shellhead together again in a thrilling new tale of suspense! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA/IRON MAN (2021) #1-5.
Rated T+
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $15.99
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AFTERSHOCK COMICS
SHOCK TREATMENT TP
(W) Cullen Bunn, Aaron Douglas, Peter Milligan (A) Various (CA) Andrei Bressan
Collecting three popular Prestige-Format One Shocks for the very first time!
A house haunted by the spirit of a killer and the teens who release him; a young boy beset by demons and an equally evil pastor father; and the true story of a murderer getting his just reward...SHOCK TREATMENT collects three tall tales to make your skin crawl, created by AfterShock's best and brightest.
Featuring PIECEMEAL from Cullen Bunn (THE HEATHENS, DARK ARK) and Szymon Kudranski (BLACK EYED KIDS), GOD OF TREMORS from Peter Milligan (OUT OF BODY) and Piotr Kowalski (JOIN THE FUTURE), and 10 YEARS TO DEATH from Aaron Douglas (Chief from Battlestar Galactica) and Cliff Richards (SHOCK, AFTERDARK) - celebrating the Prestige One Shot format!
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #232

VIZ LLC
CRAZY FOOD TRUCK GN VOL 01
(W) Rokurou Ogaki (A) Rokurou Ogaki
The owner of a food truck in a postapocalyptic world nearly runs over a naked girl sleeping in the middle of the desert. When he gives her a lift, he inadvertently takes on her baggage too-an armed militia hot on her trail...and her even more problematic appetite. If one doesn't take him out, the other surely will!

For mature audiences.
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $12.99
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KODANSHA COMICS
ATTACK ON TITAN OMNIBUS TP VOL 02 VOL 4-6 (MR)
(W) Isayama Hajime (A/CA) Isayama Hajime
It's never been easier to attack Attack on Titan than with these new, giant-sized 3-in-1 omnibus editions! The Survey Corps develop a risky gambit - have Eren in Titan form attempt to repair Wall Rose, reclaiming human territory from the monsters for the first time in a century. But Titan-Eren's self-control is far from perfect, and when he goes on a rampage, not even Armin can stop him! With the survival of humanity on his massive shoulders, will Eren be able to return to his senses? This omnibus includes volumes 4-6.
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $19.99
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Toys & Merchandise

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
MARVEL COMIC VENOM 1/6 SCALE BUST
A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! He wants to eat your brains! Rising from a swirling mass of alien symbiote, his tongue extended, Venom gets his own portrait sculpture in this 1/6 scale approximately 7-inch resin bust. Based on his Marvel Comics appearance, this limited-edition bust comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Only 2,000 pieces will be made! Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Juan Pitluk.
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $120.00
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DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
SW TFA FIRST ORDER TROOPER LEGENDS IN 3D 1/2 SCALE BUST
A Diamond Select Toys release! The troopers are coming, and now the foot soldier of the First Order is the latest Legend in 3D! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this half-scale bust of a First Order Stormtrooper is limited to only 1000 pieces, and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $175.00
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KAIYODO
BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT AMAZING YAMAGUCHI ARKHAM KNIGHT AF
From Kaiyodo. Based on the 2015 video game Batman: Arkham Knight, this highly articulated figure stands 6 3/4" tall, and includes a number of interchangeable parts to transform the Arkham Knight into two different versions of Red Hood! Also included are multiple interchangeable hands, two daggers, and two swords.
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $144.99

TMP TOYS / MCFARLANE'S TOYS
DC COLLECTOR DKR SUPERMAN V BATMAN 7IN SCALE AF 2PK (Net) (C
From TMP/McFarlane's Toys. Superman and Batman are featured in their look from their fight in the comic The Dark Knight Returns in this Action Figure 2-pack! These incredibly detailed 7" scale figures are designed with Ultra Articulation with up to 22 moving parts for full range of posing and play. The set includes a specialized base along with collectible art cards with figure photography on the front, and character biography on the back.
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $39.99

TAMASHII NATIONS
RONIN MANDALORIAN & GROGU MEISHO MOVIE REAL AF
From Tamashii Nations. The Mandalorian returns to the Meisho Movie Realization series with a completely new sculpt suit and armor inspired by the beskar armor from the Disney+ Series! Included with this figure is an in-scale figure of Grogu who can be seated in a pram inspired by wooden pushcarts from the Samurai era of Japanese history. The Mandalorian rifle and blaster are included as is his jetpack.
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $140.00

BEAST KINGDOM CO., LTD
STAN LEE SERIES MEA-023 3PC FIGURE SET
From Beast Kingdom. Beast Kingdom's range of renowned 3-inch Mini Egg Attack (MEA) series is back with the main-man and father of Marvel himself Stan Lee! Whether walking the Hollywood red carpet, holding his infamous, signature ink pen, or sitting atop a thrown fit for a king, the MEA series introduces three unique mini figures fit for any fan. As an update for collectors of the MEA series, the latest releases are enlarged in size, giving more to love for any fan!
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $29.99

JADA TOYS, INC
NANO HOLLYWOOD RIDES JURASSIC WORLD 3 PK
From Jada Toys. Relive the nostalgia with some of Hollywood's most iconic vehicles with Nano Hollywood Rides from Jada Toys. As seen in Jurassic World, these vehicles have been taken directly from the big screen and brought to you as 1.65" die-cast vehicles! Each Nano scale collectible vehicle features a die-cast body and is a must have in any pop culture collection!
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $7.99

ROYAL BOBBLES
GHOSTBUSTERS CLASSIC SLIMER BOBBLE HEAD
From Royal Bobbles. Slimer has been captured in this stunningly detailed Bobblescape- new from the Royal Bobbles Ghostbusters line of products. This 8" PVC translucent Bobblescape is the first of its kind, sure to be a hit with any collector!
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $35.95

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