Following in the footsteps of last month’s HORROR theme, we here at PREVIEWS are ready for adventure this month, and we’re sure to find it in the magical worlds of Swords & Sorcery, Space Exploration, and a million worlds in-between. The realms of SCI-FI/FANTASY are myriad and can take you to faraway lands filled with magical creatures, brave warriors, and castles with spires reaching into the sky, or unexplored worlds filled with alien menaces, robots on the rampage, or an idyllic domed getaway, unfettered by humans ever since “the incident”!
The twin themes of SCI-FI and FANTASY have so much to offer readers, it’s no wonder their the tops in comics, graphic novels, manga, and books! We’ve always got a superb selection of SCI-FI and FANTASY titles in every issue of PREVIEWS, and this month’s issue is no different! Our product specialists have singled out a few exceptional examples right here on these very pages. Any one of these comics or graphic novels is more than enough to entertain any fan… but there’s always room for more! Be sure to look for our SCI-FI / FANTASY icon throughout this month's issue for more out of this world reads!
(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Ryan Browne
HERE AT LAST from CHARLES SOULE (Star Wars) and RYAN BROWNE (God Hates Astronauts): CURSE WORDS: THE HOLE DAMNED THING, a massive omnibus collection of the magical, hilarious, oddly moving story of an evil wizard named Wizord, his talking koala sidekick Margaret, and their journey to be good (or at least slightly less bad) in this dark, unforgiving world of ours.
Collects all 28 issues originally published by Image Comics, the previously unpublished full-length epilogue issue CURSE WORDS: AFTER WORDS, an introduction by Late Night With Stephen Colbert writer DANIEL KIBBLESMITH, and pages upon pages of bonus material. The definitive collection of the series JOE HILL (JOE HILL'S RAIN, Locke & Key) calls a "terrific, terrific comic."
Collects CURSE WORDS #1-28 and CURSE WORDS: AFTER WORDS Epilogue Special
In Shops: Jun 15, 2022
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(W) Victor Lavalle (A) Jo Migyeong (CA) Ario Anindito
When the ice caps melted, most of humanity was lost to the hidden disease that was released. Now, a mysterious girl named Eve has awoken in secret and must deal with a world that's nothing like the virtual reality of her upbringing.
Accompanied only by Wexler, her robotic caretaker and protector sheathed in her favorite teddy bear, Eve must embark on a deadly quest across the country to save her father.
Along the way, she will not only contend with the threats of a very real world that await her, but the lies we tell our children in the name of protecting them.
In the spirit of his critically acclaimed and award winning novel The Changeling, novelist Victor LaValle (The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle's Destroyer) and illustrator Jo Mi-Gyeong (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance) deliver a powerful dystopian adventure about the world we leave behind...and the price of restoring life to a dying planet.
In Shops: Feb 23, 2022
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DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Gaydos
The New York Times bestselling, Peabody, and multi-Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis (Superman) and superstar Jessica Jones cocreator Michael Gaydos begin a masterful saga involving art, crime, loyalty, and passion.
Pearl Tanaka's an outsider among outsiders. A Japanese American born into a world ruled by the American yakuza. Now she uses her skills as a tattoo artist to make a living in San Francisco, and all that she owes to the yakuza is the occasional kickback from her shop.
That all changes the day that she meets Rick Araki . . . and saves his life. Rick is another tattoo artist, who's run afoul of a different yakuza clan. By interfering with their hit on him, Pearl risks drawing her patron into a deadly gang war.
Worse, Pearl has revealed to her yakuza bosses one of her deepest secrets: she has a talent for killing.
Collects issues Pearl #1-#6.
In Shops: Mar 30, 2022
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(W) Richard K. Morgan, Scott Bryan Wilson (A/CA) Max Fuchs
From the world of the best-selling trilogy of books and the hit Netflix show comes a new chapter in the ALTERED CARBON universe! In the future, bodies can be changed like clothes, giving life an entirely new meaning-or lack of meaning.
Takeshi Kovacs-once a member of the Envoy Corps, the elite, deadly troops of the Interstellar Earth Protectorate-now finds himself imprisoned . . . both in a jail and in an extremely weak body. When he learns that Envoys he served with in a battle he somehow can't remember have been stolen and sold to one of the richest people in the universe, Kovacs vows to rescue them and get revenge. Leaving behind a staggering body count as he blazes across the galaxy, he wonders why he has a hole in his memory . . . and what secrets that gap holds for understanding his future and himself.
ALTERED CARBON writer/creator RICHARD K. MORGAN is joined by writer SCOTT BRYAN WILSON (Batman Annual, Batman: Gotham Nights) and artist MAX FUCHS (Halcyon Days) to deliver the original graphic novel ALTERED CARBON: ONE LIFE, ONE DEATH, a violent, galaxy-spanning adventure of prison breaks, political intrigue, and sinister machinations.
In Shops: May 18, 2022
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(W) Inaki Miranda, Roy Miranda (A/CA) Inaki Miranda
The year is 2084 and the world has changed. Wracked by calamities and crawling with mon-sters, the last remaining humans face a dangerous existence.
And now, the Earth has been sent a message from the deepest reaches of space - a dark count-down to the extinction of all humanity. But there is hope! Five thousand children will be rescued by these mysterious message-senders.
This is the journey of Hototo, one of the lucky five thousand - but only if his teenage sister, Tala, can safely deliver him to the nearest Beacon before time runs out.
WE LIVE is a world of violence and beauty, a unique tale of the apocalypse as told by Inaki Mi-randa (Catwoman, Batman Beyond) and Roy Miranda, that invites both dread and hope. This trade paperback contains the first story arc, issues #1-5.
In Shops: May 19, 2021
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(W) Sylvain Runberg, Robert E. Howard, Robin Recht (A/CA) Jae Kwang Park, Robin Recht
BY CROM! Robert E. Howard's famous Cimmerian UNCENSORED! Discover the true Conan, unrestrained, violent, and sexual. Read the story as he intended! The Cimmerian Vol 2 includes two complete stories, The People of The Black Circle, and The Frost-Giant's Daughter, plus bonus material, including the original prose stories, in one hardcover collection!
In The People of the Black Circle, the king has just died in the kingdom of Vendhya, struck down by the spells of the black prophets of Yimsha. The king's sister, Yasmina, decides to avenge him...and contacts Conan. Sylvain Runberg and prodigious designer/illustrator Jae Kwang Park adapt one of the most ambitious and complex Conan stories of Robert E. Howard. An adventure where epic battles, witchcraft and plots mingle in a mystical and scary Orient. Where revenge is an art...
In The Frost-Giant's Daughter, Conan, the only survivor of a ferocious battle, sits in the midst of a bloodstained snow field. When the fight is over, the Cimmerian suddenly finds himself overcome with deep weariness and disgust. Until the moment he meets a redheaded woman of supernatural beauty, blinding like the glow of the sun on the snow. A mythical tale both in both form and substance, The Frost-Giant's Daughter is masterfully adapted by Robin Recht, who manages to capture the essence of this whirlwind tale of violent desire...a true love trap in which the force of will of the Cimmerian is put to the test.
In Shops: Jul 21, 2021
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A WAVE BLUE WORLD INC
(W) Tyler Chin-Tanner (A) Andrew Dalhouse (A/CA) James Boyle
Prince Kaidan, born to inherit the throne, is set to complete his secret training with his aunt, the magical Lady Taleissa when tragedy strikes. He returns home to find his parents missing and his kingdom destroyed, along with everything he'd ever hoped and dreamed. A new path is set: find whatever pieces of his old life he can and use them to build something new - if he can live that long! A fresh retelling of the King Arthur story, The Orphan King upends the concept of birthright in a magical coming-of-age adventure for the ages.
In Shops: Sep 08, 2021
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(W) Bill Gaines, Al Feldstein (A) Jack Kamen, Joe Orlando, Will Elder, Al Williamson (A/CA) Wally Wood
Famed science fiction writer Ray Bradbury provides the foreword to Volume Three of this classic, creepy EC title! This hardcover reprints twenty-four stories by Al Feldstein and Bill Gaines, with art by legendary illustrators such as Wally Wood, Joe Orlando, Jack Kamen, Will Elder and more - all in spectacular full color! Reprints Weird Science issues #13-18, originally published in 1952 and 1953.
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(W) Ray Bradbury (A) Wallace Wood, Al Williamson, Reed Crandall, Graham Ingels, Bernard Krigstein, Johnny Craig (CA) TBD
This sumptuous showcase collects all the Ray Bradbury stories from EC Comics in a single luxurious volume for the first time anywhere. At its creative peak, EC adapted 25 classic Bradbury tales into comics form, illustrated by all of EC's top artists. Here are all 25 - plus ten more unauthorized ones! - lovingly reproduced in a generous oversized format! Introductions by SF authors Greg Bear and Ted White - plus Bradbury's own wry take on how this stellar confluence of artistic talent came to be. Artists include: Wallace Wood, Al Williamson, Jack Davis, Graham Ingels, Bernard Krigstein, Johnny Craig, Reed Crandall.
In Shops: Oct 26, 2022
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(W) Dave Wood, Dick Wood (A) Wallace Wood, Dick Ayers (A/CA) Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby's comic strip masterpiece is presented in an archival version featuring the complete dailies from Sky Masters of the Space Force. Veteran scripters Dick and Dave Wood provided these late-1950s space/action adventure stories starring Sky Masters of the Space Force and his gang of intrepid followers which closely resemble Kirby's work on Challengers of the Unknown (which was being published at the same time). Kirby's artwork is embellished by Wallace Wood and later by Marvel inker extraordinaire Dick Ayers.
In Shops: Nov 25, 2020
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MAGNETIC PRESS INC.
(W) Lewis Trondheim, Zep (A/CA) Dominique Bertail
A far-out, pulpy, sci-fi series of parallel adventures by some of the most popular creators in France, in the tongue-in-cheek tradition of the original Heavy Metal, but for a new generation. Eight different 3-issue miniseries/hardcover collections, all by a different creative team, led by legendary Lewis Trondheim and Olivier Vatine.
In Shops: Feb 12, 2020
REBELLION / 2000AD
(W) Alan Moore, Various (A) Brian Bolland, Various
From Alan Moore to Al Ewing, Kevin O'Neill to Jon Davis-Hunt, Future Shocks have been a staple of the UK's best-selling comic 2000 AD! This exciting first volume takes us back to the earliest days of the strip and showcases the burgeoning, immense talents of such luminaries as Steve Moore, Alan Moore, Brett Ewins, Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, John Cooper, Carlos Pino, Jesus Redondo, Steve Dillon, Peter Milligan and many, many more. The all-time greatest selection of the ground-breaking graphic short stories which were the backbone of the UKs best-selling comic 2000 AD.
In Shops: Jun 13, 2018
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(W) Michael Green, Michael Johnson (A) Marco Lesko (A/CA) Andres Guinaldo
The first original comic set in this iconic sci-fi world, from the Oscar-winning writer of BLADE RUNNER 2049!
Blade Runner Ashina hunts down a Replicant conspiracy!
Collects Blade Runner 2019 #1-4.
In Shops: Nov 20, 2019
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(W) Mike W. Barr (A) Gil Kane, Murphy Anderson, Carmine Infantino
In the Silver Age of Comics, space was the place, and the Silver Age Sci-Fi Companion critiques and lovingly recalls the classic DC Comics science-fiction series edited by Julius Schwartz and written by Gardner Fox and John Broome! The pages of DC's science-fiction magazines of the 1960s, Strange Adventures and Mystery In Space, are opened for you.
In Shops: Sep 19, 2007
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VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Peter Milligan (A) Juan Jose Ryp, Raul Allen (CA) Cary Nord
On the fringes of civilization, the world's first detective is about to make an unholy discovery...
Ruled by the Fates. Manipulated by the Gods. Commanded by Caesar. In the year 65 A.D., one's destiny was not his own. At the height of Nero's reign, a veteran of Rome's imperial war machine has been dispatched to the farthest reaches of the colonies to investigate unnatural happenings... In the remote outpost of Britannia, Antonius Axia - the First Detective - will become Rome's only hope to reassert control over the empire's most barbaric frontier...and keep the monsters that bridge the line between myth and mystery at bay...
From comics mastermind Peter Milligan (X-Statix, Shade the Changing Man) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK, Clone) comes a psychological journey into terror, temptation, and bloodshed in Valiant's latest magnum opus.!
Collecting BRITANNIA #1-4.
In Shops: Feb 22, 2017
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