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Featured This Week Comics, Graphic Novels, & Toys for 6/22/22

Every week PREVIEWSworld calls attention to those comics, graphic novels and manga, 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 June 22!

See all the New Releases for June 22 here!

Comics

BOOM! STUDIOS
SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #24 CVR A DELL EDERA
(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Werther Dell'Edera
While Cutter's machinations continue to unfold at the House of Slaughter, Erica has tracked a terrifying new enemy within a small town in New Mexico.

With her past quickly catching up with her, Erica must don the mask once again and head into the heart of the danger if she wants any hope of stopping this monstrous entity.
In Shops: Jun 22, 2022
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #188

IMAGE COMICS
SPAWN #1 30TH ANNV BLANK SKETCH CVR
(W) Todd McFarlane (A) Todd McFarlane (CA) Blank Sketch Cover
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of SPAWN and Image Comics, SPAWN #1 will be reissued for the first time with a blank sketch cover.
In Shops: Jun 22, 2022
SRP: $2.99
PREVIEWS Page #65

IMAGE COMICS
BEWARE THE EYE OF ODIN #1 (OF 4)
(W) Doug Wagner (A/CA) Tim Odland, Michelle Madsen
    VINYL and PLASTIC creator DOUG WAGNER returns with artist TIM ODLAND and colorist MICHELLE MADSEN to bring you a tale of Vikings, Trolls, Frost Giants, and Valkyries.
  
When a Viking prince finds the Eye of Odin, he must return it to its rightful owner or face a death of boils and decay. By his side are a one-armed warrior past his prime and a female warrior convinced she's a Valkyrie. Monstrous mayhem ensues.
In Shops: Jun 22, 2022
SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #54

MARVEL COMICS
NEW FANTASTIC FOUR #1 (OF 5)
(W) Peter David (A) Alan Robinson (CA) Nick Bradshaw
SPIDER-MAN!
GHOST RIDER!
WOLVERINE!
HULK!
When these unlikely heroes first banded together to become the NEW FANTASTIC FOUR, they made Marvel history. Now this fan-favorite team returns in an all-new adventure written by Peter David! Set shortly after the events of the group's first appearance, brace yourself for a wild ride and guest stars aplenty - including the original FF. Plus, a series of mystery villains that you'll never see coming!
RATED T
In Shops: Jun 22, 2022
SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #22

MARVEL COMICS
MARVELS VOICES PRIDE #1
(W) Alyssa Wong (A) Stephen Byrne (CA) Nick Robles
Hot off a GLAAD Award nomination for 2021's anthology, MARVEL'S VOICES: PRIDE returns for a jam-packed celebration of LGBTQI+ characters and creators! New York Times-bestselling, multi-award-winning author Charlie Jane Anders introduces a new hero to the Marvel Universe - and it won't be the last you see of them. Get in on the ground floor here! IRON MAN scribe and lauded TV showrunner Christopher Cantwell takes on Moondragon's complex legacy for a heart-bending story across space and time. Shuster and Eisner-winning writer Andrew Wheeler makes his Marvel debut with the MU's real god of love - Hercules! Nebula, World Fantasy, and Locus-award winner Alyssa Wong reunites the Young Avengers in a story guaranteed to please fans new and old! And that's just the first slice of the rainbow. MARVEL'S VOICES continues its groundbreaking anthology series with another swoon-worthy glimpse of the world outside your window!
RATED T+
In Shops: Jun 22, 2022
SRP: $9.99
PREVIEWS Page #39

BOOM! STUDIOS
ALL NEW FIREFLY #5 CVR A FINDEN
(W) David M. Booher (A) Vincenzo Federici (CA) Mona Finden
As Jayne makes light of his newfound (and very unexpected!) role in life, he faces the fury of a family he's long neglected.

But that might be the least of his problems! Even if he can find a way to bond with his closest family in the only way he knows how... Serenity has received a call from Requiem that could spell disaster.
In Shops: Jun 22, 2022
SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #177

DARK HORSE COMICS
LONESOME HUNTERS #1 (OF 4)
(W) Tyler Crook (A/CA) Tyler Crook
From Russ Manning Award-winning and Eisner-nominated Harrow County cocreator Tyler Crook comes this supernatural fantasy about loss, power, and destiny.

An old and out-of-practice monster hunter in hiding crosses paths with a young girl that forces him to confront these chaotic creatures. As the beasts invade their tenement, they set off on a supernatural road trip to stop these ancient evils in a story that explores the ways that youth informs adulthood and how early traumas can haunt us of in old age.

o Coming-of-age fantasy adventure!
In Shops: Jun 22, 2022
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #96

DARK HORSE COMICS
SHAOLIN COWBOY CRUEL TO BE KIN #2 (OF 7) CVR A DARROW (MR)
(W) Geof Darrow (A/CA) Geof Darrow
The Shaolin Cowboy finds out if Colts and Kung Fu will guarantee him herd immunity when a flock of new enemies are trying to put him and his newborn charge on the endangered species list!!!!!

A pandemic of action spread out over 29 pages because THIS IS THE SCU!!!!
In Shops: Jun 22, 2022
SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #104

DYNAMITE
SAMURAI SONJA #1 CVR A PARRILLO
(W) Jordan Clark (A) Pasquale Qualano (CA) Lucio Parrillo
An ALL-NEW SONJA! The Sengoku period of Japan: A time of near-constant civil war. Sonja, daughter of a slain samurai, is eager to prove herself worthy of her family's glorious history. But in a desperate moment, Sonja will make an awful deal with a dreaded sea goddess: She will be gifted magical armor and weapons capable of slaying mythical beasts! But if she falls in battle, her bloodline will be erased, her family's name no more.
In Shops: Jun 22, 2022
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #133

IDW PUBLISHING
TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS #17 (OF 17) CVR A YURCABA
(W) Erik Burnham (A) Josh Burcham (CA) John Yurcaba
Finale! How will Optimus and Megatron defeat their strongest foe to date? The Vok. Will their rivalry get in the way or will they put everything aside to save them and their fellow Cybertronians!
In Shops: Jun 22, 2022
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #314

COFFIN COMICS
TALES OF THE COFFINVERSE #1 CVR A PREMIERE ED (MR)
(W) Mike MacLean, Brian Pulido (A) Paolo Pantalena, Anthony Spay, Joel Gomez, Steven Butler (CA) Diego Bernard
The epic villainy of Insurrectus and his monstrous progeny extends beyond the known universe. Only those willing to take a stand can stop him. In separate stories from across the Infinityverse, meet The Trust - outlaw superheroes who fight the supernatural, Captain Skargrave, intergalactic space pirate who sails the haunted galaxy macabre; Lady Gunfighter, wild west loner armed with demonic guns and a bad attitude; and Captain Death, who opposes the monsters during 1945's World War Hell as a Satanus invades Europe (told in a 60's Marvel style). There can only be two outcomes - victory or total Deathocalypse!
In Shops: Jun 29, 2022
SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #275

Graphic Novels, Trade Paperbacks, and Manga

DYNAMITE
BOYS OVERSIZED OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 (MR)
(W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) Darick Robertson
To Celebrate the 15 Year Anniversary, Dynamite is offering three all-new oversized Dust-Jacketed Hardcover Volumes of The Boys. This month we are offering volume 1 collecting the first 30 amazing issues of the critically acclaimed series, currently running on Amazon Prime!
This is going to hurt! In a world where costumed heroes soar through the sky and masked vigilantes prowl the night, someone's got to make sure the ""supes"" don't get out of line. And someone will!

Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother's Milk, The Frenchman, and The Female are The Boys: A CIA-backed team of very dangerous people, each one dedicated to the struggle against the most dangerous force on Earth - superpower! Some superheroes have to be watched. Some have to be controlled. And some of them - sometimes - need to be taken out of the picture. That's when you call in The Boys!

Contains the stories: The Name of the Game, Get Some, Cheery, Glorious Five Year Plan, Good for the Soul, I Tell you No lie, GI and We Gotta Go Now. Also includes all covers and bonus materials, including script pages, special introductions, alternate covers and more!
In Shops: Jun 22, 2022
SRP: $99.99
PREVIEWS Page #161

NBM
DAVID BOWIE IN COMICS HC
(W) Lamy Thierry, Nicolas Finet (A) Various
From David Jones to David Bowie and from Space Oddity to Black Star, discover the fate of an artist with a thousand faces. He is one of the most influential and creative artists of the 20th century. He explored a thousand styles and crossed the ages with splendor. His loss leaves an immense void... to fill it, discover his incredible destiny in this comics biography.
In Shops: Jun 15, 2022
SRP: $27.99
PREVIEWS Page #326

IMAGE COMICS
GRRL SCOUTS STONE GHOST TP (MR)
(W) Jim Mahfood (A/CA) Jim Mahfood
Superstar artist and comics-makin' weirdo JIM MAHFOOD returns to his creator-owned GRRL SCOUTS universe for a brand-new adventure!
Join DIO, TURTLENECK JONES, and GORDI as they face off against the sinister and unpredictable evil of THE TEETH! Hilarious, over-the-top, psychedelic action will ensue, you guys! Packed from cover to cover with completely unique, eye-poppin' MAHFOOD art, including bonus comics and behind-the-scenes fun! Also featuring additional artwork from PEACH MOMOKO, JIM RUGG, MATTEO SCALERA, and more! Feel the Funk!

Collects GRRL SCOUTS: STONE GHOST #1-6
In Shops: Jun 22, 2022
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #69

MARVEL COMICS
GHOST RIDER TP RETURN OF BLAZE
(W) Ed Brisson, Howard Mackie (A) Roland Boschi, Various (CA) Ryan Stegman
Tales of terror from the hellish world of the Ghost Rider! Since the dawn of man, she has birthed the worst of humanity's ills. Her kin call her Mama while men curse her name: Lilith! But when the thrones of every netherworld are united as one, they shall soon call her by a new name: Queen! Meanwhile, all Johnny Blaze wants is to destroy Mephisto. But when the King in Black throws the world into chaos, some of Johnny's oldest friends arrive to ask for his help. It may take everything they've got to stop Knull's madness. Maybe even...the devil himself? And as the battle for control of Hell heats up, Michael Badilino seizes his opportunity to ride again - as Vengeance! Collecting SPIRITS OF GHOST RIDER: MOTHER OF DEMONS, KING IN BLACK: GHOST RIDER and GHOST RIDER: RETURN OF VENGEANCE.
Rated T+
In Shops: Jun 22, 2022
SRP: $15.99
PREVIEWS Page #101

VIZ MEDIA LLC
JUJUTSU KAISEN GN VOL 16
(W) Gege Akutami (A) Gege Akutami
After he consumes Mahito's soul, Geto reveals part of his nefarious
plan to Itadori and gang. In that moment, Choso recognizes the evil
sorcerer possessing Geto's body and is filled with rage! Who is this
evil sorcerer, and what relation do they have to Choso? Meanwhile,
now that Gojo is imprisoned and the foundations of jujutsu society
are crumbling, what will happen to the world as it devolves into
destruction and chaos?!
In Shops: Jun 22, 2022
SRP: $9.99
PREVIEWS Page #404

VIZ MEDIA LLC
ASSASSINS CREED BLADE OF SHAO JUN GN VOL 04
(W) Minoji Kurata (A) Minoji Kurata
This is it. This moment is truly Shao
Jun's last chance. Her foes lay dead
in her wake, her target is just ahead,
and her best friend is within arm's
reach. Shao Jun was trained by the
greatest of the Assassins, and has
desperately fought her way toward
victory. It will take all her skills to
survive this final mission!
In Shops: Jun 22, 2022
SRP: $14.99
PREVIEWS Page #408

KODANSHA COMICS
BLUE LOCK GN VOL 01
(W) Muneyuki Kaneshiro (A) Yusuke Nomura
After a disastrous defeat at the 2018 World Cup, Japan's team struggles to regroup. But what's missing? An absolute Ace Striker, who can guide them to the win. The Football Association is hell-bent on creating a striker who hungers for goals and thirsts for victory, and who can be the decisive instrument in turning around a losing match... and to do so, they've gathered 300 of Japan's best and brightest youth players. Who will emerge to lead the team... and will they be able to out-muscle and out-ego everyone who stands in their way?
In Shops: Jun 22, 2022
SRP: $12.99
PREVIEWS Page #421

YEN PRESS
BUNGO STRAY DOGS GN VOL 21 (MR)
(W) Kafka Asagiri (A) Sango Harukawa
To stop the spreading global vampire crisis, a sealed ability weapon is transported from Europe to Japan. The detective agency launches a desperate plan to keep it from falling into the hands of Fukuchi!
In Shops: Jun 22, 2022
SRP: $13.00
PREVIEWS Page #413

Toys & Merchandise

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
STAR WARS DARTH VADER CONCEPT JUMBO FIGURE
A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! The newest Jumbo Star Wars action figure goes back, way back, to the beginnings of Star Wars! Based on the concept art for Darth Vader, this new 12-inch figure features an all-new concept-inspired head sculpt, a new blue-and-black paint scheme, a vinyl cape and a retractable lightsaber! It comes packaged on a resealable, retro-style blister card, so you can hang him on your wall or take him out and play with him! Designed by Eamon O'Donoghue and sculpted by Gentle Giant Ltd.!
In Shops: Jun 15, 2022
SRP: $80.00
PREVIEWS Page #1020

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
MUPPETS SAM THE EAGLE & RIZZO THE RAT DLX FIG SET
A Diamond Select Toys release! It's the American Way! The next Muppets action figure has arrived, and it's Sam the (American) Eagle! Plus, as a bonus you get Rizzo the Rat! These 7-inch scale action figures measure 5 inches and 3 inches, respectively, and each includes multiple points of articulation. Accessories include a podium, and together they come packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios.
In Shops: Jun 22, 2022
SRP: $29.99
PREVIEWS Page #1017

JADA TOYS, INC
BTTF PART I TIME MACHINE W/LIGHT 1/24 DIE-CAST VEHICLE
From Jada Toys. Travel back in time with one of the most iconic vehicles in the Hollywood Rides lineup: the Time Machine as seen in Back to the Future (1985). Featuring a die-cast body, rubber tires and light-up feature, this 1:24 scale vehicle is a must have in any collection!
In Shops: Jul 27, 2022
SRP: $29.99

PLAYMATES
GODZILLA VS KING KONG 2IN MINIFIGURE BUNDLE PACK
From Playmates. In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity's fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide in a spectacular battle for the ages! This mini Monsterverse 6-Pack includes Godzilla, Kong, Behemoth, Skullcrawler, Warbat, and a Hellhawk!
In Shops: May 25, 2022
SRP: $17.99

KOTOBUKIYA
MARVEL UNIVERSE WOLVERINE LAURA KINNEY BISHOUJO STATUE
From Kotobukiya. The latest character to join the Marvel BISHOUJO series is the long-awaited successor to Wolverine, Laura Kinney from the X-Men! Stylized by the beloved Shunya Yamashita in a brand new illustration and sculpted by TSUBAME, the statue is filled with subtle details highlighting her refined physique and elegant body movement. The sound when Wolverine extends her adamantium claws, is sculpted as part of the base and adds a cheeky tweak to the statue as a whole.
In Shops: Mar 02, 2022
SRP: $129.99

MEDICOM TOY CORPORATION
TOM AND JERRY UDF SERIES JERRY ON TOMS HEAD FIG
From Medicom Toy. The cartoon cat-and-mouse duo Tom and Jerry have been making audiences laugh since 1940, and now they're joining Medicom's Ultra Detail Figure (UDF) series!
In Shops: Nov 24, 2021
SRP: $21.99

KOTOBUKIYA
STAR WARS ESCAPE FROM THE CLONES AHSOKA TANO ARTFX STATUE (N
From Kotobukiya. From the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano is joining the ARTFX lineup! The dynamic posing of this piece captures Ahsoka's gallant figure, and the design of the semicircle base brings the series to life with its dissolved edges. ARTFX features easy, snap-fit construction with durable PVC and ABS parts.
In Shops: Mar 30, 2022
SRP: $149.99

FUNKO
POP MARVEL DOCTOR STRANGE MM DOCTOR STRANGE W/ CHASE VIN FIG
From Funko. Test the limits of reality and leap into the Marvel multiverse with Pop! figures from the new movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness! Collect America Chavez, Master Mordo, Supreme Strange, Scarlet Witch, Sarah, Wong and Doctor Strange himself with a chase to collect! Each Pop! figure stands about 4" tall and comes packaged in a window box for display.
In Shops: Mar 30, 2022
SRP: $11.99


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