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Featured This Week Comics, Graphic Novels, & Toys for 10/5/22

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 October 5!

See all the New Releases for October 5 here!

Comics

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3KEYS #1 (OF 5) CVR A MESSINA (MR)
(W) David Messina (A/CA) David Messina
Han Solo artist DAVID MESSINA invites you to explore the mysterious world of 3KEYS!
Did the inhabitants of another dimension flee into our reality to save themselves from the terrible wrath of the Great Old Ones...or to help prepare us for a final devastating invasion? And what if humanity's only chance against these Great Old Ones is an impetuous, mischievous young woman and her sardonic, furry, and surprisingly violent mentor?
All questions are asked and answered in this five-part introduction to writer and artist DAVID MESSINA's epic, apocalyptic universe, featuring 27 full story pages!
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #42

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DARK RIDE #1 CVR A BRESSAN & LUCAS (MAY228047) (MR)
(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas
WELCOME TO THE SCARIEST PLACE ON EARTH!?
Devil Land has been the world's premiere horror-themed amusement park for over 50 years, home to the scariest ride ever created - The Devil's Due.?
But when lifelong fan Owen Seasons begins his first day on the job, he will discover the true horrors happening behind the scenes, the truth about the park's reclusive creator Arthur Dante, and that the job of his dreams might just be a living nightmare.
Joshua Williamson (Batman, Nailbiter) and Andrei Bressan (BIRTHRIGHT) reunite for a thrilling plunge into murder, mayhem, and sinister family secrets in this all-new Skybound original series.
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $3.99
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KAYA #1 CVR A CRAIG
(W) Wes Craig (A/CA) Wes Craig
A jam-packed series premiere with 31 gorgeous story pages, plus bonus material and a Jack Kirby-inspired variant cover by DEADLY CLASS co-creator WES CRAIG!
After the destruction of their village, a young girl with a magic arm and a fighting spirit is tasked with delivering her little brother to a faraway safe haven. There, he's destined to discover the secret to overthrowing the all-powerful empire that destroyed their home.
From writer and artist WES CRAIG (DEADLY CLASS, GRAVEDIGGERS UNION) comes an astonishing new ongoing fantasy-adventure series about siblings surviving in a world of monsters and mutants.
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $3.99
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JUNKYARD JOE #1 CVR A FRANK & ANDERSON
(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Gary Frank, Brad Anderson
By the critically acclaimed team of GEOFF JOHNS, GARY FRANK & BRAD ANDERSON!
Throughout history, unlikely and strange heroes have risen and fallen, their identities and lives a secret. But for a Great Evil to be stopped, their stories must be told. They are The Unnamed fighting The Unknown War.
From the explosive pages of GEIGER comes JUNKYARD JOE! The world knows him as the comic strip by cartoonist Muddy Davis, but the truth stretches back to the Vietnam War. This is their story of sacrifice and brotherhood.
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $4.99
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MARVEL COMICS
SPIDER-MAN #1
(W) Dan Slott (A/CA) Mark Bagley
"The End of the Spider-Verse" is here! Morlun is back and he is not alone. Allied with one of the most powerful beings known to the Spider-Verse, the scariest Spider-Villain of all time is making his biggest play and no Spider is safe. Especially not the Chosen Spider himself, Peter Parker. With Peter working for Norman Osborn and using a glider...does he have it coming? Spidey's 60th Anniversary is no joke as two of the most legendary Spider-Creators are working together on Spidey for the first time and you know it's going to be one for the record books!
Rated T
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $4.99
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MARVEL COMICS
MIRACLEMAN #0
(W) Neil Gaiman, Various (A) Mark Buckingham, Various (CA) Alan Davis
Forty years ago, Miracleman's modern era began and changed the world of comics as we know it. Now, on the cusp of a new era of Miracleman, we celebrate all things Kimota with a who's who of the best talent in the industry! Plus, Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham set up this issue and their return to MIRACLEMAN: THE SILVER AGE!
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $5.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
NIGHT OF THE GHOUL #1 (OF 3) CVR A FRANCAVILLA
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Francesco Francavilla
Shot in 1936, Night of the Ghoul by writer/director T.F. Merritt was meant to sit beside Frankenstein and Dracula as an instant classic . . . But the legendary film never made it to the silver screen. Just before editing was finished, a mysterious studio fire destroyed the footage and killed the cast and crew celebrating at the wrap party. Forest Inman is a horror film obsessive who digitizes old films for the famed Aurora movie studio. When Forest stumbles across a seemingly forgotten canister of footage, he just might have discovered the remnants of the lost classic Night of the Ghoul. This discovery sends Forest on a dark odyssey, where he's warned by a mysterious old man that the film's ghoul is far more than a work of fiction: it's a very real monster who plans to kill him.
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $4.99
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IDW PUBLISHING
EARTHDIVERS #1 CVR A ALBUQUERQUE (MR)
(W) Stephen Graham Jones (A) Davide Gianfelice (CA) Rafael Albuquerque
Stephen Graham Jones makes his ongoing comics debut with Earthdivers! The year is 2112, and it's the apocalypse exactly as expected: rivers receding, oceans rising, civilization crumbling. Humanity has given up hope, except for a group of outcast Indigenous survivors who have discovered a time travel portal in a cave in the middle of the desert and figured out where the world took a sharp turn for the worst: America. Convinced that the only way to save the world is to rewrite its past, they send one of their own on a bloody, one-way mission back to 1492 to kill Christopher Columbus before he reaches the so-called New World. But taking down an icon is no easy task, and his actions could prove devastating for his friends in the future.
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $3.99
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IDW PUBLISHING
TMNT SATURDAY MORNING ADVENTURES #1 CVR A LATTIE
(W) Erik Burham (A/CA) Tim Lattie
In 1987, the world at large was introduced to the TMNT by way of a catchy theme song and an action-packed cartoon. The cartoon's aesthetic returns in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures, featuring an all-new set of standalone stories! In this issue, after an unexpected power surge, the Heroes in a Half Shell find themselves trapped in a training simulator, fighting to free themselves from the digital clutches of some of their most fearsome foes! Get ready for "VR in Deep Trouble!" (And try not to worry if that theme song is already stuck in your head!)
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $3.99
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DYNAMITE
GARBAGE PAIL KIDS ORIGINS #1 CVR A LAGO
(W) Hans Rodionoff, Adam F. Goldberg, Jeff Zapata (A) Jeff Zapata (CA) Ray Lago
The insane minds of Adam F. Goldberg, Hans Rodionoff and Jeff Zapata have joined forces to bring you the Garbage Pail Kids as you've never seen them before. Dynamite Entertainment and this incredible trio of creators proudly presents give you... Garbage Pail Kids: Origins!
This all-new GPK comic book event is a bad-ass, sprawling, superhero epic; we not only learn how our GPK heroes came to be... but we also reveal to the world that Adam Bomb and his gang of good guys were instrumental in the outcome of World War II and the fate of humanity!  
Issue #1 starts with Adam Bomb's origin and how he begins as an unassuming, flat-footed soda jerk named Adam Baum... ultimately transforming into an All-American superhero named Adam Bomb. Thanks to an unfortunate radiation leak, Adam leads a team of other enhanced super-charged garbage humans to take down the axis of evil... led by Nasty Nick.
Featuring 4 incredible covers by Jeff Zapata, Tom Bunk, Ray Lago and a classic GPK Trading Card image, presented on cardstock!
Adam F. Goldberg is a producer and writer, well-known for The Goldbergs, How to Train Your Dragon, The Muppets: Mayhem, and Garbage Pail Kids: Fury Load. He's currently writing a new "Damage Control" series for Marvel Comic (with Hans Rodionoff) and created the all-new Muppets series for Disney in addition to his work on "Garbage Pail Kids: Origins"!
Hans Rodionoff is a writer and producer, known for Mnemovore, Lost Boys: The Thirst (2010) and Man-Thing (2005). He's currently writing a new "Damage Control" series for Marvel Comic (With Adam F. Goldberg), writing on the all-new Muppets series for Disney in addition to his work on "Garbage Pail Kids: Origins"!
Jeff Zapata has worked in the comic book and trading card biz for over twenty-five years, including thirteen gross, memorable ones as an editor, art director on Garbage Pail Kids Co Trading cards and other major brands at the Topps Company. Zapata Co-directed Thirty Years of Garbage: The Garbage Paul Kids Documentary. Zapata also recently illustrated  R.L Stine's New York Times Best Selling Garbage Pail Kids Children book series published by Abrahams Books
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $3.99
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DYNAMITE
SIRENS GATE #1 CVR A MAER
(W) Shannon Maer (A/CA) Shannon Maer
40 pages only $3.99.

SUPERSTAR ARTIST SHANNON MAER MAKES HIS WRITING AND INTERIOR ART DEBUT! Red-hot artist Shannon Maer's covers have been showcased on some of the best-selling books in the industry, and fans have asked for years when will he draw interiors.  Well, wait no more, as Shannon makes his writing and interior art debut with this fiendish tale that explores the very nature of what we call reality, illuminated with the kind of stunning artwork that only he can deliver.
Tara, an aspiring writer, has never thought of herself as anyone special. For better or worse, all that is about to change.
When a mysterious young man extends an unexpected invitation, Tara is awed at the opportunity to meet with her literary idol, Lady Rose. This unique encounter sparks a series of events, forever thrusting her into a world of the unimaginable.
What Tara once assumed to be nothing more than the imagined pages of dark fiction, slowly begins to unravel itself as the true reality.
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $3.99
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TITAN COMICS
BLADE RUNNER BLACK LOTUS #3 CVR A SPOKES
(W) Nancy A. Collins (A) Enid Balam (CA) Jeff Spokes
Set after the events of the Blade Runner: Black Lotus anime series!
Elle, aka Black Lotus, hoped she could leave behind her violent past and find a new life. But is that possible in a world where replicants are still hunted and feared?
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $3.99
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Graphic Novels, Comic Collections, Manga, and More

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SAGA TP VOL 10 (MR)
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples
Celebrating ten years of SAGA!
At long last, Hazel and her star-crossed family are finally back, and they've made some new...friends? This collection features the latest six chapters of the most epic adventure in comics, including the series' double-length first issue back from hiatus.
Collects SAGA #55-60
In Shops: Sep 28, 2022
SRP: $16.99
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MARVEL COMICS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY WELLS ROMITA JR TP VOL 01
(W) Zeb Wells (A) Various (A/CA) John Romita Jr.
A new era of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN begins! Peter Parker is on the outs with the Avengers. He's on the outs with the Fantastic Four. He's on the outs with Aunt May! No one wants to see Spider-Man - except for Doctor Octopus. Doc Ock is on Spidey's tail, and the Master Planner has something truly terrible planned for when he gets his tentacles on Peter. But what did Spider-Man do that has alienated him from everyone? And what moves is the gangster called Tombstone making? Spidey and Tomby are about to have their most brutal battle ever, and the worst damage to Peter might not be physical! Just in time for Spider-Man's 60th Anniversary, blockbuster artist John Romita Jr. returns - and 2022 will be the biggest year for the wall-crawler ever! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2022) #1-5.
Rated T
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $17.99
PREVIEWS Page #63

MARVEL COMICS
SHE-HULK BY RAINBOW ROWELL TP VOL 01 JEN AGAIN
(W) Rainbow Rowell (A) Roge Antonia (CA) Jen Bartel
Smashing new adventures starring the best character ever! Jennifer Walters, the Sensational She-Hulk, is no longer savage - and now she needs to put her life back together. She's got a legal career to rebuild, friends to reacquaint herself with (and maybe represent in a court of law) and enemies to...well, she may not want to connect with them, but they are definitely going to connect with her. And Jen is about to be sent down a road she's never traveled - one that will shake up her life...and possibly the whole Marvel Universe! One of the most dangerous things ever to exist lands in She-Hulk's lap, and she's got to figure out what the heck to do with it. Good luck with that, Jen! And with...Super Fight Club?! Collecting SHE-HULK (2022) #1-5.
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $15.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
ART OF STAR WARS VISIONS HC
(W) Zack Davisson
An expertly crafted, full-color, oversized volume showcasing the creative forces behind the hotly anticipated animated anthology series!

Star Wars: Visions, an original series of animated short films, celebrates the Star Wars galaxy through the lens of the world's best Japanese anime creators.

Dark Horse Books and Lucasfilm invite fans to enjoy the universe of Star Wars from a thrilling new point of view with The Art of Star Wars: Visions.
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $49.99
PREVIEWS Page #102

VIZ LLC
MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 32
(W) Kouhei Horikoshi (A) Kouhei Horikoshi
With society wavering on the verge of collapse in the wake of the recent chaos, Midoriya has left his school and friends behind in order to save whatever lives he can out on the streets and lure All For One into the open. But the mastermind villain has his own plans and sends villains for hire after Midoriya, including one familiar face. Chief among these hired guns is Lady Nagant-a fallen former hero who delivers plenty of bang for her buck.

For teen audiences.
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $9.99
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SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
NIGHT OF LIVING CAT GN VOL 01
(W) Makoto Fukami (A) Seigo Tokiya
A new horror/comedy about adorable threats in a post-apocalyptic world! In the near future, a unique disease has swept across the planet: a virus that transforms humans into cats! And the horde is expanding, since if these adorable kitties snuggle with a human, the human is transformed into yet another cat. A small group of cat-loving survivors is trying to escape the madness, but how can you defend yourself against a threat you just want to cuddle and pet?! This wild new take on a post-apocalyptic survival tale will make you roll over and purr with delight!
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $13.99

KODANSHA COMICS
BE AFRAID OF INUKI KANAKO GN
(W) Inuki Kanako (A/CA) Inuki Kanako
From the mind of Japan's "queen of horror manga" comes a short story collection sure to put a grin on your face and send a chill down your spine. For more than 30 years, Inuki Kananko has been terrorizing girls and boys with twisted catch-22s and ghoulish monsters. Discover one of the best-kept secrets of global horror with this selection of some of Inuki's most popular short comics. The six hair-raising stories feature an array of unnerving characters and scenarios brought to life in Inuki's signature art style, in the tradition of Junji Ito, Kazuo Umezu, Shintaro Kago, and Junko Mizuno.
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $12.99
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SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
IMAGINARY GN VOL 01 (MR)
(W) Niiro Ikuhana (A) Niiro Ikuhana
A gorgeously illustrated tale about childhood friends, unrequited love, and the power of imagination! Back when Tasuku was a kid, he harbored a secret: he was in love with his friend Maika. But Maika moved away for school before he could gather his courage and confess. Now, as adults, they've reconnected as friends, and being together brings memories of their shared past rushing back. It was so easy to fantasize about wild things when they were children, but as adults, what are their fantasies now? This inventive and beautifully illustrated romantic drama explores the fantastical moments hiding in the everyday, and how a rich inner life can be a guide to a different future.
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $13.99
PREVIEWS Page #457

Toys & Merchandise

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
STAR WARS EMPIRE STRIKES BACK L3D YODA 1/2 SCALE BUST
A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! Judge it by its size, will you? The legendary Jedi master, Yoda, is now the latest Legend in 3D! Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this scale resin bust depicts the Jedi as he appeared in The Empire Strikes Back, and sits atop a miniature replica of his Dagobah home! Limited to only 1000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Joe Menna!
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $150.00
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DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
MARVEL PREMIER COLLECTION COMIC HUMAN TORCH STATUE
A Diamond Select Toys release! Flame on! Johnny Storm ignites excitement in this all-new Premier Collection statue! Sculpted by Clayburn Moore, the Torch rises up on a pillar of translucent flames, to a whopping height of over 14 inches tall! Featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications, this impressive statue is limited to only 3,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Clayburn Moore and Caesar!
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $199.99
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DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
DCD 40TH GI JOE GALLERY SNAKE EYES VARIANT PX PVC STATUE
A PREVIEWS Exclusive. A Diamond Select Toys release! Yoooo Joe! The ninja Snake Eyes returns for Diamond Comics' 40th Anniversary in this exclusive variant G.I. Joe Gallery Diorama! Depicting the silent warrior in his cartoon colors, sword raised alongside his pet wolf Timber, this PREVIEWS Exclusive Gallery Diorama statue stands approximately 10 inches tall. It comes packaged in a full-color window box and is made of high-quality PVC. Now you know, and knowing is half the battle! Limited to 3000 Pieces.
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $49.99

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
DST SHOWCASE PX GALLERY X-MEN TACO TRUCK DEADPOOL STATUE
A Diamond Select Toys release! Deadpool returns to the Marvel Gallery line in style! Unfortunately, his ride got trashed along the way, and Deadpool is posed atop a destroyed taco truck base, sporting bunny slippers and wielding twin finger guns with the safeties off! This all-new sculpt spotlighting the softer side of Deadpool stands approximately 10 inches tall and is made of high-quality PVC with collectible-quality paint applications, and this Showcase-exclusive variant depicts him in his blue-and-yellow X-Men colors! Packaged in a full-color window box, it's limited to only 1200 pieces. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Cortes Studios!
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $50.00

JADA TOYS, INC
BTTF PART III TIME MACHINE 1/32 DIE-CAST VEH
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 Part III. Featuring a die-cast body and rubber tires, this 1:32-scale vehicle is a must have in any collection!
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $9.99

BANPRESTO
ASTRO BOY Q-POSKET FIG VER A
From Banpresto. Astro Boy, or also known as Mighty Atom, is the main character in the Astro Boy franchise. Created by the scientist, Umataro Tenma, Astro is a male robot with human emotions made in the image of Umataro's deceased son, Tobio. Astro has a strong sense of justice and a willingness to defend those who cannot defend themselves, making him the embodiment of what a hero is. Available in two styles, this Q-Posket figure stands 5 1/2" tall.
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $24.99

THREEZERO
TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE OPTIMUS PRIME PREMIUM SCALE FIG
From Threezero. Hasbro and Threezero are proud to present the courageous leader of the Autobots, Optimus Prime as the next exciting character in the Transformers PREMIUM Collectible Figure Series! Premium Collectible Figures are Threezero's top of the line large-format collectibles featuring ultra-detailed sculpts, extraordinary amounts of articulation for maximum poseability, LED illuminated details, die-cast metal parts, and expert paint weathering! Standing an impressive 19" tall, the Transformers: Bumblebee - PREMIUM Optimus Prime collectible figure features over 140 points of articulation including articulated fingers. Additional components include LED illuminated eyes, and interchangeable armor pieces that provide the option of displaying the figure as either Earth Mode or Cybertron Mode! Optimus Prime comes equipped with an LED illuminated Ion Blaster as seen in the film. PREMIUM Optimus Prime also features a Die-cast Metal Frame, adding an incredible weight and tactile finish to the presentation!
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $518.00

THREEZERO
WALKING DEAD RICK GRIMES SEASON 1 1/6 SCALE FIG
From Threezero. Rick is a natural leader, someone his fellow survivors will turn to in crisis, confident in his guidance, even when he at times doubts himself. The 1/6-scale Rick Grimes collectible figure stands approximately 12" tall with a fully-articulated body, mixed-medium materials, signature weathered clothing, and highly-detailed sculpt featuring realistic likeness of Rick Grimes as portrayed by the talented Andrew Lincoln in first season of "The Walking Dead" television series. His accessories include: Flocked Sheriff Hat with Rope, Sheriff Collar Pin, Sheriff Badge, Watch, Walkie Talkie, and a Duffel Bag. Final product may vary from prototype images.
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $179.00


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