On The Shelf: August 2016
THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS #1 – GEM OF THE MONTH STORY: JONATHAN HICKMAN ART / COVER: TOMM COKER AUGUST 10 / 56 PAGES / FC / M / $4.99 “MAMMON” ALL HAIL GOD MONEY! From JONATHAN HICKMAN (EAST OF WEST, Secret Wars, Avengers) and TOMM COKER (UNDYING LOVE) comes a new crypto-noir series about the power of dirty, filthy money… and exactly what kind of people you can buy with it. THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS is classic occultism where the various schools of magic are actually clandestine banking cartels who control all of society: a secret world where vampire Russian oligarchs, Black popes, enchanted American aristocrats, and hitmen from the International Monetary Fund work together to keep ALL OF US in our proper place.
KILL OR BE KILLED #1 – GEM OF THE MONTH STORY: ED BRUBAKER ART: SEAN PHILLIPS & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER COVER: SEAN PHILLIPS AUGUST 3 / 40 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 The bestselling team of ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS (THE FADE OUT, CRIMINAL, FATALE) launch their new monthly series: KILL OR BE KILLED, the twisted story of a young man who is forced to kill bad people, and how he struggles to keep his secret as it slowly ruins his life and the lives of his friends and loved ones. Both a thriller and a deconstruction of vigilantism, KILL OR BE KILLED is unlike anything BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS have ever done.
DEMONIC #1 (OF 6) STORY: CHRISTOPHER SEBELA ART / COVERS A & B: NIKO WALTER & DAN BROWN AUGUST 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99 SERIES PREMIERE Detective Scott Graves will do anything to protect his family… even bargain away his soul. Now, the only thing to fear isn’t New York’s worst criminals, but what’s already raging inside of him. After all, what’s the cost of your soul when it’s already damaged?
EDEN’S FALL #1 STORY: MATT HAWKINS & BRYAN HILL ART: ATILIO ROJO COVER A: RAHSAN EKEDAL COVER B: LINDA SEJIC AUGUST 31 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99 SERIES PREMIERE Top Cow combines three of its most provocative titles (THINK TANK, THE TITHE, POSTAL) in an unflinching fable of revenge and consequence. FBI Agent James Miller (THE TITHE) follows a sociopath into the off-the-grid town of Eden, Wyoming on a personal mission of vengeance. The price of this vigilante justice will be paid in blood, and both Eden and James Miller will never be the same.
LAKE OF FIRE #1 STORY: NATHAN FAIRBAIRN ART / COVER A: MATT SMITH & NATHAN FAIRBAIRN COVER B: CHRIS BURNHAM & NATHAN FAIRBAIRN AUGUST 24 / 48 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 SERIES PREMIERE It is 1220 AD, and the gears of the Albigensian Crusade grind on. When an alien spacecraft infested with a horde of bloodthirsty predators crash-lands in the remote wilderness of the French Pyrenees, a small band of crusaders and a Cathar heretic are all that stand between God’s Kingdom and Hell on Earth. DOUBLE-SIZED FIRST ISSUE featuring FORTY-FOUR PAGES of story with no ads for just $3.99
SAGA #37 STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN ART / COVER: FIONA STAPLES AUGUST 31 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99 NEW STORY ARC “THE WAR FOR PHANG,” PART ONE SAGA is back with its most epic storyline yet, and to celebrate, FIONA STAPLES graces this issue with a gorgeous wraparound cover! Finally reunited with her ever-expanding family, Hazel travels to a war-torn comet that Wreath and Landfall have been battling over for ages. This arc is a self-contained “event” we’ve been building to since our very first issue, so now is the perfect time for readers who love SAGA’s bestselling collections to join our monthly adventures!
3 FLOYDS: ALPHA KING #4 (OF 5) STORY: BRIAN AZZARELLO & NICK FLOYD ART: SIMON BISLEY & RYAN BROWN COVER: SIMON BISLEY AUGUST 3 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 Alpha King and his band of merry freak-shows attempt to take a break for cold beers before the final siege. There’s no rest for the wicked and no quiet for our king in another demented issue of the most insane fantasy epic you’ve ever read.
ALOHA, HAWAIIAN DICK #5 (OF 5) STORY: B. CLAY MOORE ART: PAUL REINWAND, JACOB WYATT & JASON ARMSTRONG COVER: SEAN DOVE AUGUST 24 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99 MINISERIES FINALE Byrd picks up a gun for the first time since his younger brother’s death. And he uses it. Everything comes to a head in the final chapter of ALOHA, HAWAIIAN DICK.
THE AUTUMNLANDS #14 STORY: KURT BUSIEK ART / COVER: BENJAMIN DEWEY & JORDIE BELLAIRE AUGUST 31 / 24 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99 END OF STORY ARC
Everything goes BOOM. Our travelers have to pick up the pieces in the final chapter of THE AUTUMNLANDS: WOODLAND CREATURES.
THE BEAUTY #10 STORY: JEREMY HAUN & JASON A. HURLEY ART: BRETT WELDELE COVER A: JEREMY HAUN COVER B: TIGH WALKER AUGUST 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 Ezerae’s odyssey through a Beauty-infected world continues as the second arc of THE BEAUTY takes on new twists and turns.
BIRTHRIGHT #18 ART / COVER: ANDREI BRESSAN & ADRIANO LUCAS AUGUST 10 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99 One of the Rhodes family undergoes a startling transformation that tips the balance of power, but for good or evil?
BLACK ROAD #5 STORY: BRIAN WOOD ART: GARRY BROWN & DAVE McCAIG COVER: GARRY BROWN AUGUST 17 / 24 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 END OF STORY ARC The daughter of Rome proves her worth. The pagan from Norssk slays a rival. Churches burn, the seas boil.
BLACK SCIENCE #23 STORY: RICK REMENDER ART / COVER: MATTEO SCALERA & MORENO DINISIO AUGUST 3 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 Black Science comes face-to-face with black magic as Grant McKay seeks out a witch to make amends with his daughter, and the fragile peace she bartered with three eternally warring races.
CASANOVA: ACEDIA #7 STORY: MATT FRACTION & MICHAEL CHABON ART/COVER: FÁBIO MOON & GABRIEL BÁ AUGUST 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 This issue: things get a little weird.
CHEW #57 STORY: JOHN LAYMAN ART / COVER: ROB GUILLORY AUGUST 24 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 THE LAST STORY ARC. Answers!
DESCENDER #14 STORY: JEFF LEMIRE ART / COVER: DUSTIN NGUYEN AUGUST 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $2.99 “SINGULARITIES” continues as the secret history of everyone’s favorite pet-bot, Bandit, is revealed. What did Bandit do on the mining colony all those years while Tim-21 slept? And what does it mean for the future?
THE DISCIPLINE #6 STORY: PETER MILLIGAN ART / COVER: LEANDRO FERNÁNDEZ AUGUST 3 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99 END OF STORY ARC In this concluding chapter of the controversial first arc of THE DISCIPLINE, Melissa must evolve fast if she’s going to persevere… and fulfill her terrible destiny.
DREAM POLICE #11 STORY: J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI ART / COVER: SID KOTIAN & HIFI AUGUST 31 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $2.99 The Dream Police are starting to unravel as the truth about where they come from emerges. The biggest lie of all is about to turn Joe Thursday’s world upside down, as he finally learns the secret about where he came from, and why. Until now, Joe thought he knew what nightmares were all about, but once he discovers the truth, he will confront the biggest nightmare of all: his own death.
DRIFTER #14 STORY: IVAN BRANDON ART / COVER A: NIC KLEIN COVER B: TONY SANDOVAL AUGUST 31 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50 END OF STORY ARC Seared by the flames of war, Ghost Town’s survivors are forced to make an impossible decision. Abram Pollux makes a discovery that shakes everything we know about Ouro.
EAST OF WEST #29 STORY: JONATHAN HICKMAN ART / COVER: NICK DRAGOTTA AUGUST 24 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99 “PRODIGAL” At long last, Death finds his son.
ELEPHANTMEN #72 STORY: RICHARD STARKINGS ART / COVER: ABIGAIL JILL HARDING AUGUST 3 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 “STRANGE MEDICINE” Ebony visits a Doctor.
FASTER THAN LIGHT #9 AUGUST 3 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99 At the source of The Signal, Captain Anderson and team awaken a sinister force that is key to their survival and the survival of Earth. Can they control it, or will it be the end of us all?
THE FUSE #20 STORY: ANTONY JOHNSTON ART / COVER: JUSTIN GREENWOOD & SHARI CHANKHAMMA AUGUST 3 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 “CONSTANT ORBITAL REVOLUTIONS,” Part Two Murder leads to terrorism, terrorism leads to hacking, hacking leads to, uh, terrorism again! And someone called “Viking”! And boy, this “Viking” person sure does look familiar…
HORIZON #2 STORY: BRANDON THOMAS ART: JUAN GEDEON & FRANK MARTIN COVER: JASON HOWARD AUGUST 17 / 32 PAGES/ FC / T+ / $2.99 Zhia Malen is not the only newcomer on our planet. Now, Earth will meet the rest of her squad, as their six-fingered hands hover over humanity’s throat. The retaliation against Earth has already begun… we just don’t know it yet.
THE HUNT #2 ART / COVER: COLIN LORIMER & JOANA LAFUENTE AUGUST 10 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 It all began with witnessing her dying father’s soul being ripped from his body by demonic soul-stealers known as the Sluagh. Now with the ability to step between two worlds—the otherworld and ours—and with an army of changelings harvesting souls, it would seem the nightmare has only just begun for Orla Roche.
I HATE FAIRYLAND #8
STORY: SKOTTIE YOUNG
ART: SKOTTIE YOUNG, JEFFREY “CHAMBA” CRUZ & JEAN-FRANCOIS BEAULIEU
COVER A: SKOTTIE YOUNG
COVER B (F**K FAIRYLAND UNCENSORED VARIANT): SKOTTIE YOUNG
AUGUST 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
“PUT YOUR QUARTER UP”
Gert must rumble her way through a Fairyland fighting tournament to get what she’s looking for.
ART: CORY WALKER & NATHAN FAIRBAIRN
COVER: RYAN OTTLEY & JEAN-FRANCOIS BEAULIEU
AUGUST 17 / 24 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
Mark never wanted to return to Earth… but now he finds himself face-to-face with Robot, and no matter how hard he tries, he just can’t forget all the evil he has done. This could get ugly.
ISLAND #10 STORY / ART: FIL BARLOW, LIN VISEL & BRANDON GRAHAM COVER: MICHAEL DEFORGE AUGUST 24 / 72 PAGES / FC / T+ / $7.99 The award-winning, oversized comics magazine continues! Each issue contains seventy-two pages of full-issue length stories by some of the most interesting creators making comics.
JUPITER’S LEGACY VOL. 2 #3 (OF 5) STORY: MARK MILLAR ART / COVER A: FRANK QUITELY COVER B: PHIL NOTO COVER C: FRANK QUITELY SKETCH VARIANT AUGUST 31 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 The world’s greatest superhuman is back. Hutch and the gang have tracked him down to a secret hide-out in northern Russia where the ageing super-villain has become a bitter loner. With Walter Sampson’s league of super-villains taking over the planet, can a world crisis haul this legend out of retirement, or must the gang face the bad guys alone?
LAZARUS #24 STORY: GREG RUCKA ART / COVER: MICHAEL LARK AUGUST 24 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 “CULL,” Part Three Forever gets schooled. Sonja gets revenge.
MANIFEST DESTINY #22 ART / COVER: MATTHEW ROBERTS, TONY AKINS & OWEN GIENI AUGUST 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99 “SASQUATCH,” Part Four What does sasquatch taste like? Find out this issue!
AUGUST 24 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
The Geckos receive a vicious new leader, while Protos learns what it’s like to see someone die.
MIDNIGHT OF THE SOUL #3 (OF 5)
STORY: HOWARD CHAYKIN
ART / COVER: HOWARD CHAYKIN & Aburtov
AUGUST 3 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Junkie poets and poetic drunks, hipster hoodlums and a stripper with a secret. Joel Breakstone is in way over his head… and the night is still young.
STORY: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
ART / COVER: MIKE HENDERSON
AUGUST 3 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
“BOUND BY BLOOD,” Part Four
The secret history of Buckaroo is revealed as lots and lots of blood is shed.
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #20 ART / COVER: PAUL AZACETA & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER AUGUST 24 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99 “A POWER EXPOSED” Allison is learning that there is in fact something very special about her daughter. But where is Kyle? The OUTCAST TV series premieres June 3rd on Cinemax!
PAPER GIRLS #8 STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN ART: CLIFF CHIANG & MATT WILSON COVER: CLIFF CHIANG AUGUST 3 / 32 PAGES / T+ / $2.99 Three young heroes from 1988 have been catapulted to the twenty-first century, and to make matters worse, something horrible has followed them there.
POSTAL #14 ART / COVER B: ISAAC GOODHART COVER A: LINDA SEJIC AUGUST 31 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 The Aryan Brotherhood targets one of Eden’s residents and Laura and Mark push back by making a posse of their own, but will the FBI side with Eden or will they stand in their way? While battle lines are drawn in Wyoming, Mark’s father, Isaac, begins his final push to take his revenge on the town that betrayed him.
POWER LINES #6 (OF 6) AUGUST 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 MINISERIES FINALE “END OF THE LINE” The ancient power line is fully activated, race relations are frayed, and if two racially diverse heroes don’t unite the people against a common threat then everything we know and love will be destroyed forever.
RENATO JONES: THE ONE% #4 STORY / ART / COVER: KAARE KYLE ANDREWS AUGUST 10 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 Con$ume, Con$ume, Con$ume… OR: (How many killer sexbots does it take to f*ck the world?)
REVIVAL #42 STORY: TIM SEELEY ART: MIKE NORTON COVER: JENNY FRISON AUGUST 10 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 NEW STORY ARC This is it; the mystery of Em’s killer is revealed! If you’ve been trade-waiting, you’re screwed! Part one of the six-part conclusion to the epic REVIVAL story!
RINGSIDE #7 STORY: JOE KEATINGE ART: NICK BARBER & SIMON GOUGH COVER: SANDRA LANZ AUGUST 31 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 “WORK,” Part Two Reynolds finds himself alone in a most wretched hive.
RUMBLE #13 STORY: JOHN ARCUDI ART: JAMES HARREN & DAVE STEWART COVER A: JAMES HARREN COVER B: RICHARD CORBEN & BETH CORBEN REED
AUGUST 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50 “IMMORTAL COIL,” Part Three A giant mummy stalks the city, while Bobby learns who Timah really is.
SAVAGE DRAGON #217 STORY / ART / COVER: ERIK LARSEN AUGUST 31 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 The SPAWN/SAVAGE DRAGON crossover conclusion!
SEX #31 STORY: JOE CASEY ART: PIOTR KOWALSKI COVER: PIOTR KOWALSKI & SONIA HARRIS AUGUST 31 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 Wheel in the sky keeps on turning…
SHE WOLF #3 STORY / ART / COVER: RICH TOMMASO AUGUST 24 / 24 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 “ANCIENT INCANTATIONS” Gabrielle’s father gives her a glimpse into the family lineage as he regales her with werewolf stories of Ancient Rome.
SNOTGIRL #2 STORY: BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY ART / COVER A: LESLIE HUNG COVER B: BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY AUGUST 24 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99 Lottie lays low after last month’s alarming events, but she still has to deal with her stalker! “Sounds gross! Can you change the title?” say our moms. The hottest new series of 2016 is SNOTGIRL from BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY (Scott Pilgrim) and LESLIE HUNG!
SONS OF THE DEVIL #10 STORY: BRIAN BUCCELLATO ART / COVER: TONI INFANTE AUGUST 31 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 END OF STORY ARC DISCLOSURE Travis finally comes face-to-face with the man behind the curtain. His father.
SPAWN #266 STORY: TODD McFARLANE & ERIK LARSEN ART: ERIK LARSEN & TODD McFARLANE COVER A: ERIK LARSEN COVER B: TODD McFARLANE AUGUST 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $2.99 SPAWN/SAVAGE DRAGON crossover. ‘Nuff said.
SPREAD #15 STORY: JUSTIN JORDAN ART / COVER B: JOHN BIVENS & FELIPE SOBREIRO COVER A: KYLE STRAHM & FELIPE SOBREIRO AUGUST 10 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 “SANCTUARY,” Part Two No’s suspicions about Sanctuary get stronger as we see that something dark and dangerous is living inside the walls. Cover A is part one of four interlocking covers.
SWITCH #7 (OF 7) COVER B: LINDA SEJIC AUGUST 24 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99 SERIES FINALE This is the end… but for whom? As Mary prepares for a final battle against the Angelus Caste, the very purpose of the Witchblade comes into question. Can balance truly be preserved?
SYMMETRY #7 ART / COVERS A & B: RAFFAELE IENCO AUGUST 24 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99 Julia uncovers why the world became segregated. How to change something so deeply ingrained in society is the next hurdle.
THIEF OF THIEVES #34 ART / COVER: SHAWN MARTINBROUGH & ADRIANO LUCAS AUGUST 24 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99 “GOLD RUSH,” Part Three The world’s three greatest thieves beg, borrow, and steal to infiltrate London’s Shard skyscraper in the first leg of their heist—where reputation has no value, and honor is disposable.
THROWAWAYS #2 STORY: CAITLIN KITTREDGE ART: STEVEN SANDERS LETTERS: RACHEL DEERING COVER: JASON BAYS AUGUST 10 / 24 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99 Fleeing ULTRA agents and her past, Abby runs smack into a ghost from it when she’s taken prisoner by a private security firm with ties to her time at Camp Cheshire. Dean and Kimiko must stay alive without Abby’s protection, and keep one step ahead of the mysterious Alice, who might be their guardian angel, or guiding them back into ULTRA’s clutches.
TOKYO GHOST #10 STORY: RICK REMENDER ART / COVER A: SEAN GORDON MURPHY & MATT HOLLINGSWORTH COVER B: DUSTIN NGUYEN AUGUST 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99 END OF STORY ARC The final confrontation for the future of mankind is here. It’s Debbie Decay, Mother Nature’s own samurai savior, vs Davey Trauma, the Living Singularity. Critically-acclaimed creators RICK REMENDER and SEAN GORDON MURPHY wrap up their tale of tech addiction, unintended consequences, and love in a world populated by the disenfranchised and isolated.
THE WALKING DEAD #157 ART: CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO & CLIFF RATHBURN COVER A: CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART COVER B: ARTHUR ADAMS AUGUST 3 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $2.99 NEW STORY ARC “THE WHISPERER WAR,” Part One The time has come. The forces are aligning. The war has begun! Has Rick brought about the demise of everything he’s built? Or will he triumph once again? Know this… there will be a cost.
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #22 STORY: KIERON GILLEN ART /COVER A: JAMIE McKELVIE & MATT WILSON COVER B: OLLY MOSS AUGUST 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50 END OF STORY ARC “RISING ACTION,” Conclusion A little extreme violence never hurt anyone.
THE ART OF MILLARWORLD TP STORY: MARK MILLAR ART: VARIOUS COVER: JOCK SEPTEMBER 21 / 200 PAGES / FC / M / $19.99 ADVANCE SOLICIT Millarworld has reshaped comics in the twenty-first century and in honor of its awesome legacy, this volume collects all the cover artwork from Kick-Ass, WANTED, Superior, The Secret Service, Nemesis, Supercrooks, CHOSEN, WAR HEROES, JUPITER’S LEGACY, and MPH. Includes rare variants by special guest artists like BILL SIENKIEWICZ, ADAM HUGHES, MARC SILVESTRI, BRYAN HITCH, ADAM KUBERT, GEOF DARROW, PHIL NOTO, JOCK, DAVE JOHNSON, and more!
BLOODSTAIN, VOL. 2 TP SEPTEMBER 7 / 136 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99 ADVANCE SOLICIT Upon arriving at her new workplace, and meeting her new boss under some rather unflattering circumstances, Elly tries desperately to make a good impression on her first day on the job. The only problem is, both she and her new employer seem to be clueless as to what her job is supposed to be.
CIRCUIT-BREAKER TP STORY: KEVIN McCARTHY ART / COVER: KYLE BAKER SEPTEMBER 14 / 128 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99 ADVANCE SOLICIT When the heroic robots that saved Japan during World War IV are outlawed, they turn against mankind, waging a campaign of terror across the last city on Earth. Their creator builds one more soldier, disguised as his teenaged granddaughter, and tasks her with dismantling the mechanical militia. As she begins to question her programming, will she be the last hope for humanity, or the final nail in our coffin?
CRIMINAL, VOL. 7: WRONG TIME, WRONG PLACE TP STORY: ED BRUBAKER ART / COVER: SEAN PHILLIPS SEPTEMBER 7 / 112 PAGES / FC / M / $14.99 ADVANCE SOLICIT BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS return to their multiple award-winning series for two interlinked tales of the Lawless family in the 1970s. Teeg Lawless is trapped behind bars with a price on his head, doing anything he can to survive, while Tracy Lawless celebrates his twelfth birthday riding shotgun on a mission of death.
EMPTY ZONE, VOL. 2: THE INDUSTRIAL SMILE TP STORY: JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER & DARRAGH SAVAGE ART: JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER & LUIS NCT COVER: JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER SEPTEMBER 7 / 152 PAGES / FC / M / $17.99 ADVANCE SOLICIT Deadly bounty hunters, doomed lovers, and sharp teeth. Corinne and Hank come to Berlin targeting another of Oni’s laboratories. They find more than they were bargaining for when they encounter they city’s bloody subterranean secret. Collects EMPTY ZONE #6-10
THE FIX, VOL. 1 TP STORY: NICK SPENCER ART / COVER: STEVE LIEBER SEPTEMBER 14 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $9.99 ADVANCE SOLICIT THE FIX is a story of the crooked cops, scheming mobsters, and corrupt politicians that run Los Angeles—and the sex toy that can bring them all down. Oh, and the hero is a drug-sniffing beagle named Pretzels. Collects THE FIX #1-4
FROM UNDER MOUNTAINS TP STORY: CLAIRE GIBSON & MARIAN CHURCHLAND ART: SLOANE LEONG COVER: MARIAN CHURCHLAND SEPTEMBER 28 / 136 PAGES / FC / T / $14.99 ADVANCE SOLICIT Old blood feuds rise up from the past to haunt the ruling family of Karsgate Keep. Young Lady Elena must defy convention and assume her father’s role, facing forces that threaten Akhara from outside its borders—and worse yet—from within. Collects FROM UNDER MOUNTAINS #1-6
PRINCE OF CATS HC STORY / ART / COVER: RONALD WIMBERLY SEPTEMBER 28 / 152 PAGES / FC / T+ / $24.99 ADVANCE SOLICIT PRINCE OF CATS is the B side to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, played at an eighties block party in an NY where underground sword dueling blossomed alongside hip-hop, punk, disco, and no wave. It’s the story of the minor players with Tybalt at the center. The definitive printing of RONALD WIMBERLY’s critically-acclaimed first work, presented as intended for the first time.
THE PRO TP STORY: GARTH ENNIS ART / COVER: AMANDA CONNER & JIMMY PALMIOTTI AUGUST 3 / 72 PAGES / FC / M / $7.99 Reintroducing the outrageous story of THE PRO in paperback! Just when you thought it was safe to walk the streets, just when you thought no one would go near the idea of the world’s first superhero prostitute… here comes THE PRO! Plus, in “THE PRO MEETS THE HO,” our plucky heroine faces a super-powered “soiled dove” whose powers of perversion exceed the Pro’s own!
SAINTS: THE BOOK OF BLAISE TP STORY: SEAN LEWIS ART / COVER: BENJAMIN MACKEY SEPTEMBER 7 / 304 PAGES / FC / M / $19.99 ADVANCE SOLICIT When a group of misfits discover themselves to be the reincarnations of Catholic saints, they must put aside their differences to battle the fallen angel Michael and his army of doomsday zealots. Critically lauded, this is the comic debut of award-winning playwright SEAN LEWIS (Kennedy Center Rosa Parks Award; NPR’S This American Life) and graphic artist BENJAMIN MACKEY (of Twin Peaks Tarot Card fame). Collects SAINTS #1-9
SOLSTICE HC STORY: STEVEN T. SEAGLE ART / COVER: MORITAT SEPTEMBER 21 / 120 PAGES / FC / M / $19.99 ADVANCE SOLICIT Russell Waterhouse, a manic millionaire with a death wish, drags his son, Hugh, to the most dangerous corners on a desperate hunt for the Fountain of Youth. On the longest day of the year, both men will discover there’s a reason why the mysterious wellspring has never been found—and why its most noted seekers have all met premature ends. Presented in full color for the first time!
THINK TANK, VOL. 4: CREATIVE DESTRUCTION TP ART / COVER: RAHSAN EKEDAL SEPTEMBER 28 / 128 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99 ADVANCE SOLICIT The US electrical grid and infrastructure is under attack by unknown sources. Russia and China are on the verge of war with each other. David Loren has his hand in it all as he’s forced to toy with the world while dealing with a debilitating depression over his shattered relationship with Mirra Sway. Collects THINK TANK: CREATIVE DESTRUCTION #1-4
THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 26 TP ART CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO & CLIFF RATHBURN COVER CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART SEPTEMBER 14 / 136 PAGES / BW / M / $14.99 ADVANCE SOLICIT After being betrayed by members of his own community, Rick Grimes charts a new course and marshals his forces against the Whisperers. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #151-156