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'Batman vs. Robin' launches September 13
Preview DC’s upcoming new comic book series…
…with the possible return of a key character in the ongoing Batman and Robin conflict!
Spinning out of the events of both Batman/Superman: World’s Finest and Shadow War, father and son will do battle in one of the single most earth-shattering tales ever told! DC’s new comic book series Batman vs. Robin by Mark Waid and Mahmud Asrar launches September 13!
Deep in the heart of Lazarus Island, the demonic legacy of the al Ghul family line has at last been freed, and the Devil Nezha is out for blood. To reclaim his total domination over planet Earth, Nezha has supercharged magic—anyone who dares use it is overcome by a demonic evil that supercharges their abilities to dangerous, unpredictable, and in some cases deadly levels! With Damian in Nezha’s clutches and Bruce haunted by the return of an old friend, the Dark Knight and the Boy Wonder are pitted against one another in the battle of the century! Legendary writer Mark Waid helms the next epic saga in Batman history, while superstar artist Mahmud Asrar makes his triumphant return to DC!
Below, in the all-new preview pages for Batman vs. Robin #1, see where this story picks up from both Batman/Superman: World’s Finest and DCs Shadow War even…and witness the possible return of a key character in the ongoing Batman and Robin conflict!
Batman vs. Robin, a new five-issue (48 pages each) series by Mark Waid, Mahmud Asrar, Jordie Bellaire and Steve Wands, launches on September 13. Main cover for Batman vs. Robin #1 is by Asrar and Nathan Fairbairn.
Meet Sweetie Candy Vigilante, A Brand New Antiheroine
Check Out A Preview & Make Sure to Preorder!
Comics have a long legacy of fan-favorite, badass vigilante women characters. From the mega popular Harley Quinn and Catwoman, to Witchblade, and our very own Vampirella. Sometimes doing good involves some being bad. The latest in that lineage is SWEETIE CANDY VIGILANTE. She's the product of a unique collaboration across media - driven by editor and art director John Cafiero and originally debuting in connection with his musical act Osaka Popstar, written and created by Suzanne Cafiero, initially illustrated by Josh Howard, now drawn in this new series by Jeff Zornow, and there are even more talented names involved. This unique series gives fans the antiheroine action and snappy dialogue that they love, with an innovative multimedia approach. Every copy of the first issue comes with a FREE download code for an MP3 of Osaka Popstar's cover rendition of the Archies' classic "Sugar, Sugar." Plus this October title is oversized with additional pages of story and art at no extra cost! Make sure to increase your orders for this anticipated debut!
The Origin of the Garbage Pail Kids - Finally Revealed!
Full First Issue Below Ahead of Initial Orders
The GARBAGE PAIL KIDS have been around nearly 40 years and have thrilled fans and collectors with their haunting and funny imagery across all the memorable characters. Stars like Adam Bomb, Evil Eddie, and many more have since made the leap from the beloved trading cards to a string of comic series, and other categories. But not until this October has the true origin of the mythos been revealed! A stacked creative team of writers Adam F. Goldberg (The Goldbergs), Hans Rodionoff (Damage Control), longtime Topps artist Jeff Zapata, Chris Meeks, and more have come together to reveal these never before unveiled moments for fans.
IDW's Star Trek: Resurgence Adds
Depth and Scope to Highly Anticipated
Upcoming Video Game
The Tie-In Comic Book Miniseries Will Detail the Catastrophe that Befalls the Crew of the U.S.S. Resolute Prior to the Events of the Game
SAN DIEGO, CA (August 17, 2022) – Building upon the wave of excitement for Dramatic Labs’ upcoming interactive video game, IDW is thrilled to announce the five-issue comic book prequel of the same name, Star Trek: Resurgence! Exploring the calamitous events of the U.S.S. Resolute preceding the game’s main storyline, the miniseries will be written by Andrew Grant and Dan Martin with art by Josh Hood (Avatar: The Next Shadow, We Can Never Go Home) and will debut in November.
On a windswept planet bordering the notoriously hostile Talarian Republic, a scientist on the cusp of developing technology that will revolutionize warp goes missing. The crew of the U.S.S. Resolute is tasked with an urgent stealth mission to recover Dr. Leah Brahms and keep her research out of enemy hands!
“I can’t wait for fans to have a truly immersive game experience on the bridge of the U.S.S. Resolute and discover the formative events that indelibly shaped the ship and crew via the comic books,” says Grant. “I’m grateful to have worked on a franchise that is genuinely hopeful about the future, that takes into consideration the needs of the many, and views diversity as a singular source of strength.”
“I really wanted to spend more time with the crew of the U.S.S. Resolute, so I’m thrilled to take fans on another adventure in this prequel comic,” says Martin. “There are some familiar faces along for the ride and as a longtime Star Trek fan myself, it’s sometimes hard to believe that I actually get to bring life to characters which I first met on TV decades ago.”
“Drawing Star Trek is a bit of a double-edged sword. The iconography is burned into the minds of so many fans that when you get something wrong—the phasers, the bridge of a starship, the comms badges—it's instantly recognizable as being wrong. But when you get it right, the entire experience of being in the 24th century seems to slide right into place,” says Hood.
“The universe is vast in the 24th century, and any opportunity we have to explore the stories of characters that don’t always make it to the big screen gives us a freedom to do things in the comics we don’t always get to do,” says editor Heather Antos. “Combined with Dan and Andrew’s experience working on the game itself, alongside Josh’s clear love of Trek, Star Trek: Resurgence is blasting off into brand-new corners of the Star Trek comics universe.”
Star Trek: Resurgence #1 will be available in November with three variant covers for fans and retailers to enjoy, including Cover A by series illustrator Hood, Cover B by Dramatic Labs, and a retailer incentive variant by Malachi Ward.
For information on how to acquire copies of Star Trek comic books, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.
BLOODSHOT UNLEASHED #1
August 17th, 2022 — Duty Unbound. Power Unmatched. BLOODSHOT UNLEASHED! Everybody's favorite action hero returns in his first ever Mature Reader title with BLOODSHOT UNLEASHED #1!
When discarded living weapons of mass destruction start razing rural America, there's only one man to call-- BLOODSHOT! Facing down these threats force BLOODSHOT to hold a mirror up to his own place in the Valiant Universe in this action-packed introspective into the nanite-infused super soldier.
BLOODSHOT UNLEASHED #1 is written by DENIZ CAMP, features art by JON DAVIS-HUNT, colors by JORDIE BELLAIRE, letters by HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU, and NOT FINAL covers by JON DAVIS-HUNT (Cover A), NICOLE RIFKIN (Cover B), PETE WOODS (Cover C), and GERARDO ZAFFINO (PreOrder Cover).
As always, there is no embargo on coverage. We look forward to your coverage of BLOODSHOT UNLEASHED #1.
BLOODSHOT UNLEASHED #1
Written by DENIZ CAMP
Art by JON DAVIS-HUNT
Colors by JORDIE BELLAIRE
Letters by HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU
Cover A by JON DAVIS-HUNT
Cover B by NICOLE RIFKIN
Cover C by PETE WOODS
Pre-order Cover by GERARDO ZAFFINO
Dangerous super soldiers and bloodthirsty living weapons have mysteriously escaped into the world to wreak havoc across the dying towns and forgotten farms of America. Now, Bloodshot must take up arms again to travel across the country hunting down these violent monsters, battling his own demons, and defending the most defenseless. Deniz Camp (Agent of W.O.R.L.D.E.) and Jon Davis-Hunt (SHADOWMAN) join forces to unleash Valiant Entertainment’s first Mature Readers title that puts the BLOOD in BLOODSHOT.
On sale SEPTEMBER 21st | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | M
MARVEL REVEALS NEW FRANK MILLER VARIANT COVER FOR FANTASTIC FOUR #1!
Check out Frank Miller’s variant cover for the debut issue of Ryan North and Iban Coello’s FANTASTIC FOUR, on sale this November
New York, NY— August 17, 2022 — Announced this morning by Entertainment Weekly, writer Ryan North and artist Iban Coello’s brand-new run of FANTASTIC FOUR begins this November! To celebrate the start of a new era for Marvel’s first family, legendary comics writer and artist Frank Miller has crafted an eye-catching cover for the series’ first issue starring the ‘Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed' Thing! The variant cover marks Miller’s first Marvel Comics work in nearly 30 years, and fans can look forward to more variant covers from the visionary creator in the near future.
Check out Miller’s cover below and stay tuned for more news about FANTASTIC FOUR #1! For more information, visit Marvel.com.
Written by RYAN NORTH
Art by IBAN COELLO
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Variant Cover by FRANK MILLER
On Sale 11/9
NEW VARIANT COVERS TAKE YOUR FAVORITE MARVEL HEROES TO THE X-TREME!
Check out all-new X-TREME MARVEL COVERS, a new variant cover series starting this November
New York, NY— August 17, 2022 — This November, return to the days of over-the-top excess with X-TREME MARVEL VARIANT COVERS! Celebrating the upcoming launch of Chris Claremont and Salvador Larocca’s X-TREME X-MEN, see your favorite heroes reimagined by some of the industry’s leading artists as their most X-Treme selves! Attendees of San Diego Comic-Con’s Retailer Panel got their first look at this exciting collection, and now fans can check out even more of these incredible covers that will grace Marvel titles starting in November. Each bombastic piece is jampacked with giant shoulder pads, spiky armor, ginormous weapons, and of course, pouches, giving readers a burst of 90s/2000s Marvel Comics nostalgia ahead of X-TREME X-MEN’s grand return!
Check out fifteen X-TREME MARVEL VARIANT COVERS now and keep an eye out for more reveals in the weeks ahead! For more information, visit Marvel.com.
On Sale 11/2
BLACK PANTHER #11 X-TREME MARVEL VARIANT COVER by TAKASHI OKAZAKI
CAPTAIN MARVEL #43 X-TREME MARVEL VARIANT COVER by FEDRICO VICENTINI
DEADPOOL #1 X-TREME MARVEL VARIANT COVER by ROB LIEFELD
On Sale 11/9
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #13 X-TREME MARVEL VARIANT COVER by RYAN STEGMAN
AVENGERS #62 X-TREME MARVEL VARIANT COVER by MIKE McKONE
CAPTAIN AMERICA: SENTINEL OF LIBERTY #6 X-TREME MARVEL VARIANT COVER by NIC KLEIN
DAREDEVIL #5 X-TREME MARVEL VARIANT COVER by SCOTT WILLIAMS
FANTASTIC FOUR #1 X-TREME MARVEL VARIANT COVER by PHIL NOTO
GHOST RIDER #8 X-TREME MARVEL VARIANT COVER by MARTIN COCCOLO
MARAUDERS #8 X-TREME MARVEL VARIANT COVER by TODD NAUCK
MOON KNIGHT #17 X-TREME MARVEL VARIANT COVER by PACO MEDINA
SPIDER-MAN #2 X-TREME MARVEL VARIANT COVER by IVAN SHAVRIN
On Sale 11/16
SHANG-CHI AND THE TEN RINGS X-TREME MARVEL VARIANT COVER by CULLY HAMNER
SHE-HULK #8 X-TREME MARVEL VARIANT COVER by DIKE RUAN
On Sale 11/23
CAPTAIN AMERICA: SYMBOL OF TRUTH #7 X-TREME MARVEL VARIANT COVER by KEN LASHLEY
On Sale 11/30
CARNAGE #8 X-TREME MARVEL VARIANT COVER by JONBOY MEYERS
NEW MUTANTS #32 X-TREME MARVEL VARIANT COVER by GERARDO SANDOVAL
STRANGE ACADEMY: FINALS #2 X-TREME MARVEL VARIANT COVER by DAVID BALDEON
THANOS: DEATH NOTES #1 X-TREME MARVEL VARIANT COVER by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
My Aunt is a Monster by Reimena Yee (Random House Graphic | Ages 8–12)
Out 10/11: “kindhearted and full of fun”
Safia Haziz might not be able to see the world, but that doesn’t mean she can’t experience it to the fullest! Heartfelt, humorous, and full of adventure, My Aunt is a Monster (Random House Graphic | On Sale September 13, 2022 | Ages 8–12) is a contemporary fantasy middle-grade graphic novel about discovering what you are truly capable of.
Safia thought that being blind meant she would only get to go on adventures through her audiobooks. This all changes when tragedy strikes and she is brought to live with a distant and mysterious aunt, Lady Whimsy, who takes Safia on the journey of a lifetime.
While the reclusive Lady Whimsy stops an old rival from uncovering the truth behind her disappearance, Safia experiences parts of the world she had only dreamed about. Soon an unlikely group of chaotic agents comes after Whimsy, and Safia is forced to confront the adventure head-on. For the first time in her life, Safia is the hero of her own story, and she must do what she can to save the day…and maybe find some friends along the way.
Fans of Raina Telgemier's Ghosts, Kristen Gudsnuk's Making Friends, and Sophie Escabasse’s Witches of Brooklyn will devour this illustrious read by Reimena Yee (The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya, Séance Tea Party), which Kirkus Reviews calls “adorable and diverting.” My Aunt is a Monster not only addresses the importance of being yourself and found families, but it also explores the vulnerability of kids who depend on the adults around them. This contemporary fantasy might have magic, curses, and quests – but more than anything, this story has heart that any reader will be able to connect to.
Reimena Yee is an illustrator, writer, and designer. Hailing from the dusty metropolis of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, she is now based in Melbourne, Australia. She once was a STEM student but left to pursue her passion for the world and all its histories and cultures, which she weaves into her art and stories. She is the cofounder of UNNAMED, a comics collective that builds community and resources for visual-literary creators in Southeast Asia. She is the author-illustrator of the gothic comics The World in Deeper Inspection and the Eisner- and McDuffie-nominated The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya. Séance Tea Party was her debut middle-grade graphic novel. @reimenayee
Praise for My Aunt is a Monster
“Brown-skinned Safia is an irresistible lead, and her innate sense of wonder and longing for adventure, even as she grieves the loss of her previous life, is heartwarming to the very last page.”– Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Yee’s character design is delightful, full of diversity in body type, skin tone, and gender expression. The story is kindhearted and full of fun."- Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Séance Tea Party
"A perfect choice for young readers coping with the death of a loved one or even those beginning life in a new school or new city, Alexa and Lora show that nothing you love is ever truly gone and growing up can be a blessing."- The Bulletin, starred review
"Yee creates a moving tale that emphasizes the importance of embracing one's quirks - and finding friends who do the same."- Publishers Weekly
"A coming-of-age tale that is both comforting and wonderfully peculiar."—Kirkus Reviews
"Yee's art is loose and bright, and the colors are vibrant, bringing a diverse cast to life. An empathetic look at a late bloomer."- Booklist
"Séance Tea Party is a story in which Yee weaves together imagination, magic, and the very act of creativity."- The A.V. Club
THE CREATIVE TEAM BEHIND PLASTIC & VINYL ARE BACK WITH A TWISTED NEW SERIES—PLUSH—THIS NOVEMBER
PORTLAND, Ore. 08/17/2022 — Serial-killing, cannibalistic furries! Plastic and Vinyl creators Doug Wagner and Daniel Hillyard team up with colorist extraordinaire Rico Renzi for their disturbing neon-horror, Plush. This six issue miniseries will launch from Image Comics and put a spin on fursuit psychopaths this November.
"Okay, let’s be candid here. If you’ve read Plastic or Vinyl, you already know Daniel and I ain’t right in the head," said Wagner. "Well, Plush is our most ambitious serial killer, dark comedy, ridiculously bloody, love story yet. This time we just put everyone in fursuits."
In Plush, Devin Fulcher is coerced into attending his first furry convention. When he accidentally happens upon a group of furries devouring a human, the insanity begins. Do they just want Devin for dinner…or something much more wicked?
Hillyard added: "Doug’s correct, he and I ain’t right in the head, and we can’t wait to show you. Lovable killers who are sweet at heart while eating them. Plush is our latest gore baby of blood-splattered cannibal romance. If you enjoyed Plastic and Vinyl, this one is for you."
Plush #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, November 30:
Plush #1 will also be available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.