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BOOM! Box Collects Cyanide & Happiness: Punching Zoo

BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, has announced the release of Cyanide & Happiness: Punching Zoo, a collection of both fan-favorite and new never-before-seen comics from the Cyanide & Happiness webcomic. As one of the most popular and successful webcomics online, Cyanide & Happiness consistently offers a humorous, tongue-in-cheek look at life in the form of stick figures. Generating over a million hits a week, the webcomic is one of the longest-lasting strips out there, and everyone can relate to its hilarious slice-of-life depictions.

If you are on the Internet, you’ve probably read Cyanide & Happiness. Since the dawn of man, stick figures have been used as an important device for storytelling. Cyanide & Happiness has taken this language and mashed it up with Internet culture, bringing us some of the best satire and dark comedy out there.

Cyanide & Happiness: Punching Zoo includes a buttload of our favorite comics from the site, 30 brand-new, too-hot-for-the-Internet comics, “The Hot Date” (a “chew”-your-own-adventure where you decide the story), and a nice forward by Alexis Ohanian, one of the founders of reddit.

Cyanide & Happiness: Punching Zoo TP is written and illustrated by Rob DenBleyker, Kris Wilson, Dave McElfatrick, and Matt Melvin. It arrives in comic shops on August 20th with a retail price of $14.99.

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SDCC 2014: Sam Wilson Spreads His Wings in the All-New Captain America: Fear Him Infinite Comic

This October, ahead of the highly anticipated new series All-New Captain America, get your first taste of Sam Wilson as the new Sentinel of Liberty in All-New Captain America: Fear Him, the groundbreaking new 6-issue Infinite Comic series specially designed for mobile devices! Bridging the gap between Sam taking up the shield in Captain America #25 to the debut of his new series in November, this genre-defining Infinite Comic chronicles Sam Wilson’s first high-flying adventure as Captain America! Fan-favorite scribe Dennis Hopeless and rising star artist Szymon Kudranski craft an all-new adventure that will define Sam Wilson’s new patriotic role and the man he will become!

In an interview with Marvel.com Hopeless said:“

We’ll mostly be dealing with the psychological implications of picking up the shield. Sam has to figure out what kind of Captain America he wants to be and what parts of his own personality he can bring to the role.

ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA: FEAR HIM INFINITE COMIC
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Art by SZYMON KUDRANSKI
On Sale in October!

Vaughn Bode’s Cheech Wizard Resurfaces With Fantagraphics

Cheech Wizard is the “Kilroy was Here” of the late 20th century: whether it’s spray-painted on the wall of an abandoned building, splayed on the pages of an old comic book, exalted in a Beastie Boys song, or tattooed on the skin of a friend, everyone has been exposed to Vaughn Bodé‘s art in some form or another. But the comics in which Cheech Wizard first appeared have been out of print for years. In April 2015, Fantagraphics is proud to offer a newly designed, oversized Cheech Wizard omnibus: The Big Book of Me. Decades of Bodé’s work will get its due.

Cheech Wizard is a lascivious con man who possesses, despite his transgressions, some degree of cosmic insight. This auspicious character was “born” in 1956, surfacing in Vaughn Bodé’s college newspaper, underground comix, the National Lampoon, and ultimately beyond. One of the pioneers of the ’60s underground movement, Bodé is a contemporary with R. Crumb and Gilbert Shelton. He took the art world by storm—at the height of his popularity he even exhibited at the Louvre. Though he died tragically young, Bodé lives on through the many incarnations of his art. He was inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame in 2006.

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Sell-Outs and New Printing Roundup

Here’s this week’s announced sell-outs and new printings!

Image Comics

Outcast by Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta can’t keep it’s 2nd printing around. That sold out immediately, and a 3rd printing is now in the works. The issue will hit shelves August 20, the same day as the third issue. The second issue comes out July 30.

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SDCC 2014: Dark Horse to Publish the Art of He-Man and The Masters of the Universe!

Announced at San Diego Comic-Con, Dark Horse and Mattel are teaming up to deliver the biggest art book of 2015 – The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe!

Made in close cooperation with Mattel and He-Man historians, The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe collects over 30 years of behind-the-scenes material, lore, and classic imagery!

In 1982, the world was introduced to He-Man and Masters of the Universe. What followed was a cultural sensation that changed the landscape of children’s entertainment forever! Join Mattel and Dark Horse in this comprehensive retrospective chronicling the decades-long epic journey of He-Man® from toy, to television, to film, to a true pop culture phenomenon!

The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe includes rarely seen images of concept sketches, prototypes, and more from Mattel’s archives. Featuring beautifully restored art from master illustrator Earl Norem—celebrated artist of the most memorable He-Man® images!

The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe arrives in comic shops on April 1, 2015 and in bookstores April 14, 2015 Preorder your copy today!

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The Wicked + The Divine Reveals Variant by Stephanie Hans

The third issue of writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie’s electric series The Wicked + The Divine will feature a bright and vibrant variant cover by the painterly Stephanie Hans , but the story will veer into the shadows.

In the third issue of The Wicked + The Divine, Laura has no choice, she’s made a pact with Luci and now must seek out gothest-of-gods: The Mórrígan.

The Wicked + The Divine #3 arrives in stores on 8/20, and will be available for $3.50. It can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code JUN140587. The variant cover B by Stephanie Hans is available to pre-order with Diamond Code JUN148168. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is 7/28.

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Preview: X-O Manowar #27

X-O MANOWAR #27 (ARMOR HUNTERS)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA (MAY141653)
Variant Cover by DIEGO BERNARD (MAY141654)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 7/30/14

Hunt it. Trap it. Kill it.

The Armor Hunters are the most dangerous fighters in the universe – unparalleled in their abilities to catch and destroy their prey. Their mission has been long and unforgiving…and has featured the destruction of many X-O Manowar armors. For the first time, we see the brutal beginnings of the Hunters…and the devastation they have vowed to combat.

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Horror Anthologies Return in Clive Barker’s Hellraiser: Bestiary

BOOM! Studios invites horror fans to open the puzzle box and explore all-new tales of the LeMarchand Device with Clive Barker’s Hellraiser: Bestiary, a new anthology-style limited series that picks up where classic horror anthologies like Tales from the Crypt and Vault of Horror left off.

Over the past three years, Clive Barker has re-imagined the Hellraiser mythos as only he could, building a long-form narrative that became one of the best-received horror comics in recent memory. Now, the Master of Horror takes us into his Bestiary for an anthology series—free of continuity, but full of shocking consequences. This series will feature comics’ rising stars like Ed Brisson and Michael Moreci, and the first issue will feature the comics debut of award-winning novelist Victor LaValle.

Step into the Bestiary for all-new tales of the LeMarchand Device and its guardians! This first issue contains the start of a six-part serial written by Mark Miller and Ben Meares, and drawn by Carlos Magno, where a team of mercenaries are hired to steal Pinhead’s pins. Also, superstar author Victor LaValle teams with artist Colin Lorimer to tell a story set on the outskirts of New York City, as a close-knit community is torn apart by the presence of the puzzle box.

Clive Barker’s Hellraiser: Bestiary #1 arrives in comic shops on August 20th with a retail price of $3.99. The first issue will ship with a main cover by Conor Nolan and retailer incentive covers by Kim Herbst and Sam Shearon.

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Justin Gray Takes on The Lone Ranger for Dynamite

Dynamite10thAnnivImageDynamite Entertainment has announced the signing of Justin Gray, who will be continuing Dynamite’s long standing success with America’s quintessential Western hero, as he takes the reins on a brand new series of The Lone Ranger.  Launching with a new #1 in November 2014, The Lone Ranger will feature the exciting interior artwork of Rey Villegas, as well as covers by John Cassaday and Marc Laming.

No stranger to Western thrills, Justin Gray is a frequent contributor to Jonah Hex and All-Star Western, tales of an Old West gunslinger set within the larger DC Comics continuity. Gray has contributed to dozens of name-recognizable titles from Marvel Comics and DC Comics, including Batwing, Ame-Comi Girls, Punisher, Power Girl, Countdown, and many more.

Since his radio debut in 1933, the masked Lone Ranger has endured as an icon of American culture. Dynamite first launched The Lone Ranger as a comic series in 2006, written by Brett Matthews and illustrated by Sergio Cariello.  Its #0 prelude issue was a part of that year’s nationwide Free Comic Book Day celebration, and the series would go on to score an Eisner Nomination for best new series in 2007. A second volume of The Lone Ranger followed, as did such miniseries as The Lone Ranger and Tonto and The Lone Ranger: Snake of Iron.

The Lone Ranger #1 will be released in November.

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BOOM! Studios in October 2014

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MEMETIC #1 (of 3)

Retail Price: $4.99
Author: James Tynion IV
Artist: Eryk Donovan
Cover Artists: A: Eryk Donovan B: Meme Variant (INCENTIVE)

WHY WE LOVE IT: After launching James Tynion IV’s THE WOODS to much acclaim, we were eager to see what other ideas he had. When James—one of our favorite new voices in comics—pitched us MEMETIC as a tale of the apocalypse in three parts, we were sold!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: MEMETIC is truly an event comic—three oversized, 48-page issues detailing the end of the world over the course of three days, and a wholly unique take on the disaster genre. Much like his work on THE WOODS, James Tynion IV and fantastic newcomer Eryk Donovan (THE HOUSE IN THE WALL) will bring horror to a whole new generation and fans of J-horror films like UZUMAKI and THE RING.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: A Meme is an idea that starts with an individual, and then spreads throughout multiple persons and potentially entire societies. Richard Dawkins suggests a meme’s success comes from its effectiveness to the host. But history shows that destructive memes can spread just as rapidly through society. MEMETIC shows the progression of a weaponized meme that leads to the utter annihilation of the human race within 72 hours. The root of this apocalypse is a single image on the internet, a “meme” in the popular sense. A meme that changes everything.

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MEMETIC #1 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:20) by Eryk Donovan

SLEEPY HOLLOW #1 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Jorge Coelho
Cover Artists: A: Phil Noto B: Jorge Coelho (INCENTIVE)

WHY WE LOVE IT: As fans of the SLEEPY HOLLOW television series (now entering its second season on Fox), we knew we had to make a comic just as haunting, engaging and visually gorgeous as the show itself. Featuring multi-layered characters, intense visuals, and creepy storylines, SLEEPY HOLLOW is primed for comics.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: One of the most exciting young writers working today, Scott Snyder

protégé Marguerite Bennett is currently writing Archaia’s BUTTERFLY and has worked on DC’s LOBO, SUPERMAN: LOIS LANE, and BATMAN: JOKER’S DAUGHTER. Even if you don’t watch the show, SLEEPY HOLLOW is perfect for fans of SUPERNATURAL. Includes all-new back-up stories from Noelle Stevenson (LUMBERJANES).

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: After dying on the battlefield during the Revolutionary War, Ichabod Crane awakes in present-day Sleepy Hollow, New York. His resurrection is tied to the reappearance of the Headless Horseman, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Realizing it is his mission to help stop the end of the world, Ichabod teams with Lt. Abbie Mills to meet each evil threat head-on. When minor miracles start to sweep the town, they’re glad something good seems to be happening for once. No decapitations, no headless horseman, no worries, right? But as one by one the miracles start to backfire, more and more violently, Abbie and Ichabod must find time between saving the world to save the citizens of Sleepy Hollow…

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SLEEPY HOLLOW #1 Main Cover by Phil Noto

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SLEEPY HOLLOW #1 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:15) by Jorge Coelho

NEW LAUNCHING SINGLES
KABOOM!

UNCLE GRANDPA #1

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Zac Gorman, Kevin Burkhalter, Pranas Naujokaitis, Jimmy Giegerich, and more
Artists: Zac Gorman, Kevin Burkhalter, Pranas Naujokaitis, Jimmy Giegerich, and more
Cover Artists: A: Bob Flynn B: Cory Fuller C: Chris McD D: Troy Little

WHY WE LOVE IT: Adventure Time. Regular Show. The Amazing World of Gumball. Steven Universe. Can you tell we love Cartoon Network’s shows? We’re excited to welcome Uncle Grandpa to KaBOOM! comics. It’s quirky, goofy, and oh-so-fun—a perfect formula for the four-color page.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: This MAD Magazine-style comic is going to feature all manner of short strips, games, and more goofy things. If you are a a fan of cartoonists like Don Martin, Gary Larson, and Tex Avery, you’ll enjoy UNCLE GRANDPA.

WHAT’S IT ABOUT: Uncle Grandpa is everyone’s magical uncle and grandpa, and he’s come to help kids with their problems in surreal and wacky ways! It’s a collection of zany shorts, games, and strips starring Uncle Grandpa, Pizza Steve, Mr. Gus, and all the other crazy characters from the hit Cartoon Network show created by Peter Browngardt.

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UNCLE GRANDPA #1 Main Cover by Bob Flynn

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UNCLE GRANDPA #1 Chase Cover (1:10) by Cory Fuller

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UNCLE GRANDPA #1 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:15) by Chris McD

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UNCLE GRANDPA #1 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:25) by Troy Little

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL 2014 SPECIAL #1

Retail Price: $4.99
Authors: Patrick Crotty, Missy Pena, Vincent Pianina, Matt Cummings, and Zachary Clemente
Artists: Patrick Crotty, Missy Pena, Vincent Pianina, Matt Cummings, and Maris Wicks
Cover Artists: A: Matt Cummings B: Perry Maple C: Missy Pena (INCENTIVE)

WHY WE LOVE IT: After the getting the chance to jump into the world of Gumball and Darwin, it was only natural that we would want more! THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL is filled with so many exciting characters and stories—we are champing at the bit to work on all of them. We’re just getting started!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Who hasn’t woken in the middle of the night wishing for more Tina Rex in their life? Even if you’ve never watched THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL, this special is a perfect spooky October read.

WHAT’S IT ABOUT: Gumball and his friends are getting together to see who can tell the best scary story. The competition is going to escalate quickly as this group of friends fight to creatively outdo each other in fright. Filled with stories by amazing creators, this is definitely going to be a special to pick up!

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THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL 2014 SPECIAL #1

Main Cover by Matt Cummings

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Chase Cover (1:10) by Perry Maple

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Retailer Incentive Cover (1:20) by Missy Pena

NEW LAUNCHING SINGLES

ARCHAIA

FRAGGLE ROCK: JOURNEY TO THE EVERSPRING #1 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Kate Leth
Artist: Jake Myler
Cover Artists: A: Jake Myler B: Jake Myler and The Jim Henson Company Archives (INCENTIVE)

WHY WE LOVE IT: Our FRAGGLE ROCK anthologies were the first comics we published with our friends at The Jim Henson Company and ever since then, we’ve always wanted to tell an epic, Fraggle-tastic story only possible in comics. Now we have our chance in this four-issue limited series! The Fraggles will adventure to places they’ve never been before, places where Gobo, Red, Mokey, Wembly, and Boober will meet brand-new friends, sing brand-new songs,and dance their cares away!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Whether it’s ADVENTURE TIME, AMULET, or MOUSE GUARD comics fans are coming out for all-ages stories. No one mastered that art form quite like Jim Henson, and the characters of FRAGGLE ROCK remain some of his most beloved creations. New York Times bestselling author Kate Leth (ADVENTURE TIME: SEEING RED, BRAVEST WARRIORS) and artist Jake Myler (FRAGGLE ROCK, Orphan Blade), have spun a hilarious, super fun story for longtime fans and comic readers of all ages who’ve yet to meet this lovable gang of Fraggles.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: When the water supply of Fraggle Rock mysteriously runs dry, the Fraggles have to journey deep into the caves of Fraggle Rock to find the fabled Everspring where adventure awaits and no Fraggle has gone before! It’s the beloved characters of Fraggle Rock in their biggest story yet!

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FRAGGLE ROCK: JOURNEY TO THE EVERSPRING #1 Main Cover by Jake Myler

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FRAGGLE ROCK: JOURNEY TO THE EVERSPRING #1 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:10)

by Jake Myler and The Jim Henson Company Archives

ONGOINGS AND LIMITED SERIES

BOOM! STUDIOS

WILD’S END #2 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Dan Abnett
Artist: I.N.J. Culbard
Cover Artist: I.N.J. Culbard

The search for the cause of a devastating fire that has left Crowchurch in mourning leads Clive and the others deep into the forest where they meet a new ally combating an alien threat at her

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WILD’S END #2 Cover by I.N.J. Culbard

CLOAKS #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Caleb Monroe
Artist: Mariano Navarro
Cover Artist: W. Scott Forbes

After the shocking reveal of what truly happened to his mentor and father figure Blackstone, Adam reluctantly agrees to join the ranks of the CLOAKS black-ops organization and is immediately thrown into his first mission: hunting down his predecessor on the team, someone who Adam can’t help but find familiar…

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CLOAKS #2 Cover by W. Scott Forbes

CLIVE BARKER’S HELLRAISER: BESTIARY #3 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Ed Brisson, Ben Meares, and Mark Miller
Artists: Carlos Magno and Alexis Ziritt
Cover Artists: A: Conor Nolan B: Alexis Ziritt (INCENTIVE)

The trip through The Cenobites’ Bestiary continues! This month, Ed Brisson (Sheltered) and Alexis Ziritt (The Package) show us how smartphones and the LeMarchand Device are connected in “Conduit,” while in “Puzzled,” a young man with an aptitude for solving puzzles finds refuge with the legendary device. And finally, Pinhead erupts against the forces amassed against him in part three of “The Hunted.”

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CLIVE BARKER’S HELLRAISER: BESTIARY #1 Main Cover by Conor Nolan

CLIVE BARKER’S HELLRAISER: BESTIARY #2 Incentive Cover (1:15) by Alexis Ziritt

HEXED #3

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artist: Emma Rios

Lucifer’s harrowing trip to the Shade has left her depleted, devastated, and worst of all, an entire dimension away from Val and Raina as they are caught in the middle of the psychotic Graeae family feud between Madame Cymbaline and her newly released brother, Yves.

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HEXED #3 Cover by Emma Rios

BLACK MARKET #4 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Frank J. Barbiere
Artist: Victor Santos

Cover Artist: Victor Santos

Everything’s looking up for Ray—he’s off the hook for the murder of Hotspot, the crooked cops aiming to blackmail him have been framed and incarcerated, and he finally has enough money to afford treatment for his wife’s M.S. diagnosis. So why do all of those problems pale in comparison to the “favor” that he now owes Biochem: kidnapping the world’s strongest hero, Ultra?

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BLACK MARKET #4 Cover by Victor Santos

ROBOCOP #4

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artists: A: Goñi Montes B: Carlos Magno (INCENTIVE)

The guns are gone. Old Detroit riots. The politicians rage. Everything is going according to plan. With Killian’s undertaking in full effect, RoboCop and Anne Lewis are the only ones who can stop his siege for power.

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ROBOCOP#4 Main Cover by Goni Montes

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ROBOCOP #4 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:20) by Carlos Magno

THE EMPTY MAN #5 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Cover Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey

Having barely survived the journey through Patient Zero’s hellscape, Langford and Jensen close in on the location of the kidnapped children. But will the Witnesses make them see the glory of the Empty Man before the agents can come to the rescue?

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THE EMPTY MAN #5 Cover Vanesa R. Del Rey

THOMAS ALSOP #5 (of 8)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Chris Miskiewicz
Artist: Palle Schmidt

Cover Artist: Palle Schmidt

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THOMAS ALSOP #5 Cover by Palle Schmidt

THE WOODS #6

Retail Price: $3.99

Author: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas

As the crew continues to track down their kidnapped classmates and the mysterious Hunters in the woods, we flashback to Calder on the opening night of Bay Point’s rendition of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

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THE WOODS #6 Cover by Michael Dialynas

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #5

Retail Price: $3.99

Author: John Carpenter and Eric Powell
Artist: Brian Churilla
Cover Artists: A: Eric Powell B: Alexis Ziritt C: Riley Rossmo

Jack Burton’s journey is coming to an end. He faces his final challenge, the one that will free his friend Wang! But what he and Egg must do may be salvation for a friend…or doom for us all!

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #5 Main Cover A by Eric Powell

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #4 Chase Cover (1:10) by Alexis Ziritt

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA Retailer Incentive (1:25) Cover C by Riley Rossmo

DEAD LETTERS #6

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Chris Visions
Cover Artist: Chris Visions

After last month’s major revelation and the return of someone from his life Down There, Sam returns to the main metropolis in a hunt to find the Saints of Nowhere that have been wreaking havoc on the New Arrivals to Purgatory.

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DEAD LETTERS #6 Cover by Chris Visions

CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED #6

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Marc Andreyko
Artist: Piotr Kowalski
Cover Artists: A. Riley Rossmo B. Christopher Mitten (Incentive)

Boone must learn what it means to be a god of man and a god of beast. In Annastajia’s search for beauty, a monster will be born from her imperfections. Lude, the demon of a god long past, will live a lifetime of jest in the face of an eternity of chaos. All creatures of the night must learn that life is a fickle thing. Midian calls to us all.

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CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED #6 Main Cover A by Riley Rossmo

CLIVE BARKER'S NIGHTBREED #5 Cover B by Christopher Mitten
CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED #6 Retailer Incentive Cover by Christopher Mitten

EVIL EMPIRE #8

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Max Bemis
Artist: Andrea Mutti
Cover Artist: Jay Shaw

With the Evil Empire’s influence spanning from the East coast to the West coast, what’s left to do other than expand its touch to the rest of the world? Reese and her crew struggle to raise their resistance’s threat level, but with tensions rising, internal struggle might get the best of them.

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EVIL EMPIRE #8 Cover by Jay Shaw

SUICIDE RISK #18

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Mike Carey
Artist: Elena Casagrande
Cover Artist: Stephanie Hans

We return to the parallel earth where Reqieum, Terza, and the others with super powers originally have come from: Ultramar. In this special one shot issue we explore the kind of crime you have to commit to be banished not only from a world, but an entire dimension…

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SUICIDE RISK #18 Cover by Stephanie Hans

SONS OF ANARCHY #14

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Ed Brisson
Artist: Damian Couceiro
Cover Artist: Damian Couceiro

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SONS OF ANARCHY #13 Cover by Damian Couceiro

ONGOINGS AND LIMITED SERIES

KABOOM!

STEVEN UNIVERSE #3

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Jeremy Sorese
Artist: Coleman Engle
Cover Artists: A. George Caltsoudas B. Felicia Choo C. Amber Rogers (Incentive)

Steven is in the annual Beach City Bike Race, and he and Connie are deep into training mode! But everything gets a little crazy when the Gems get involved, and Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl’s worry about Steven might do more harm than good!

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STEVEN UNIVERSE #3 Main Cover by Amber Rogers

STEVEN UNIVERSE #2 Cover B by Felicia Choo
STEVEN UNIVERSE #3 Chase Cover (1:10) B by Meg Gandy

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STEVEN UNIVERSE #3 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:20) by George Caltsoudas

ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #4 (of 6)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Kent Osborne
Artist: Mad Rupert
Cover Artists: A. Aimee Fleck B. Carey Pietsch C. Christina Chang (Incentive)

Looks like these recruits are finally rising to the occasion…but in a big NOT REALLY sort of way. Has the lead Banana finally figured out a way to get these peel-less jokes of Banana Guards out of his life? It might be time for Tree Trunks to take charge and give her fellow trainees something that they sorely need: help.

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ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #4 Main Cover by Aimee Fleck

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ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #4 Chase Cover (1:10) by Carey Pietsch

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ADVENTURE TIME: BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #4 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:20)

by Christina Chang

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #5

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Frank Gibson
Artist: Tyson Hesse
Cover Artists: A. Missy Pena B. Jay Fosgitt C. Drew Green (Incentive)

Gumball finally has the best plan, the greatest plan, really, the ONLY plan that he will ever need again! There is only one way to guarantee that he will be the coolest kid that ever was and that is…dramatic entrances?! Darwin does not enjoy being roped into a task that will undoubtedly get out of hand, but what is a best friend to do?

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THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #5 Main Cover A by Missy Pena

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THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #5 Chase Cover (1:10) by Jay Fosgitt.

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THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #5 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:20) by Drew Green

BEE AND PUPPYCAT #6

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Natasha Allegri and Garrett Jackson
Artist: Natasha Allegri
Cover Artists: A. Caroline Breault B. Zac Gorman C. Natalie Nourigat (Incentive)

Bee is going to have to figure out a way to stop time if she’s going to be able to keep up with all the temp work heading her way! With the help of PuppyCat, it looks like there is nothing that can stop this magical temp worker from getting stuff done…except maybe an unexpected guest crashing into her apartment.

BEE AND PUPPYCAT #6 Cover
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #6 Cover A by Caroline Breault

BEE AND PUPPYCAT #6 Cover B
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #6 Chase Cover (1:2) by Zac Gorman

BEE AND PUPPYCAT #6 Cover
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #6 Retailer Incentive (1:15) Cover C by Natalie Norigat

GARFIELD #30

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Mark Evanier and Scott Nickel
Artists: Andy Hirsch and Genevieve FT
Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch

GARFIELD 30 Cover
GARFIELD #30 Cover by Andy Hirsch

BRAVEST WARRIORS #25

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Kate Leth
Artist: Ian McGinty

Cover Artists: A: Ian McGinty B: Maris Wicks C: Chip Zdarsky (INCENTIVE)
It’s the 2nd Anniversary issue! The team comes face to face with… Bugcat?! It’s up to the Bravest Warriors to figure out who this little guy is and where he came from because though he may look like everyone’s favorite Catbug, he might be more foe than friend!

BRAVEST WARRIORS #25 Cover A
BRAVEST WARRIORS #25 Main Cover by Ian McGinty

BRAVEST WARRIORS #25 Cover B
BRAVEST WARRIORS #25 Chase Cover (1:2) by Maris Wicks

BRAVEST WARRIORS #25 Cover C
BRAVEST WARRIORS #25 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:15) by Chip Zdarsky

ADVENTURE TIME #33

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Ryan North
Artists: Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
Cover Artists: A: Hwei Lim B: Christina Larsen (Subscription Cover) C: Genevieve FT (INCENTIVE)
Magic Man’s hold on Finn is proving to be stronger than anyone had thought and it’s taking the whole crew to band together to help their friend, only this time, there really might be nothing they can do. It’s up to Finn to stand up to Magic Man, if only he could find the bully.

ADVENTURE TIME #33 Cover A
ADVENTURE TIME #33 Main Cover by Hwei Lim

ADVENTURE TIME #33 Cover B
ADVENTURE TIME #33 Subscription Cover by Christina Larsen

ADVENTURE TIME #33 Cover C
ADVENTURE TIME #33 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:20) by Genevieve FT

REGULAR SHOW #16

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Minty Lewis
Artist: Allison Strejlau
Cover Artists: A: Andy Hirsch B: Kyle Fewell (Subscription Cover) C: Laura Meuller (INCENTIVE)

The smoke is finally clearing and it looks like there is only one victor in this crazy dash of coffee beans and caffeine. Mordecai and Rigby can only make things worse, but is Eileen’s insane faith in Rigby going to pull through for her this time around? The coffee shop might just get the suprise of its life.

REGULAR SHOW #16 Cover A
REGULAR SHOW #16 Main Cover by Andy Hirsch

Regular Show #16 Cover B
REGULAR SHOW #16 Subscription Cover by Kylr Fewell

Regular Show #16 Cover C
REGULAR SHOW #16 Retailer Incentive Cover by Laura Meuller

PEANUTS #22

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Charles M. Schulz, Various
Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Various
Cover Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Various

When stars fill the skies, Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Linus must seek out the one star that can be called Charlie Brown’s own. “Charlie Brown’s Star” and many more brand-new adventures like “Dogstoyefsky” and “Sally’s Great Pumpkin” can be found in this exciting issue of Peanuts.

PEANUTS #22
PEANUTS #22 Cover by Charles M. Schulz, Various

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BOOM! BOX

TEEN DOG #2 (of 8)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Jake Lawrence
Artist: Jake Lawrence
Cover Artists: A: Jake Lawrence B: Kris Mukai (INCENTIVE)

High school is tough, man. Even when you’re Teen Dog. Teachers, homework, and bullies are always trying to cramp your style. But, hey! That’s what buddies, pizza, and good times are for. Gotta keep the good vibes going.

Teen Dog #2 Cover A
TEEN DOG #2 Main Cover by Jake Lawrence

TEEN DOG #2 Cover Bd
TEEN DOG #2 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:20) by Carey Pietsch

LUMBERJANES #7

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis
Artist: Brooke Allen
Cover Artists: A. Noelle Stevenson B. Carey Pietsch (INCENTIVE)

It’s a race through the woods and through everyone’s favorite cave of doom as the Lumberjanes make their way through previous obstacles. Now they know what answers they’re looking for and they are not going to leave until everything is out in the open. Only it looks like the boys’ camp might have other ideas…

LUMBERJANES #7 Cover A
LUMBERJANES #7 Main Cover by Noelle Stevenson

LUMBERJANES #7 Cover B by Kel McDonald
LUMBERJANES #7 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:20) by Carey Pietsch

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ARCHAIA

JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Kyla Vanderklugt
Artist: Kyla Vanderklugt
Cover Artist: Kyla Vanderklugt

Kyla Vanderklugt, artist of SPERA and Archaia’s 2014 Free Comic Book Day LABYRINTH story, tells the beautiful Japanese tale of “The Snow Witch” in a gorgeous horizontal format stand-alone issue. When an old woodcutter and his young apprentice are caught in a blizzard, a mysterious woman dressed in white appears and freezes the woodcutter to death before eating his soul. She spares the apprentice if he vows never to tell of what he has seen, but keeping his word may not be so easy when he falls in love.

JH's STORYLETTERS: WITCHES #2 Cover

BUTTERFLY #2 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Antonio Fuso
Cover Artist: Phil Noto

Facing her father for the first time in 20 years, Butterfly must decide whether or not she can trust the man she thought she knew. With enemies bearing down on them, the two operatives will have to start sorting through the two decades of lies between them if they want to survive.

Butterfly #2 Cover
BUTTERFLY #2 Cover by Phil Noto

THE LAST BROADCAST #6 (of 7)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: André Sirangelo
Artist: Gabriel Iumazark
Cover Artist: Gabriel Iumazark

Ivan and Backbone recover from the loss of a team member. Knowing now their very lives are at stake, the team must follow new clues even further into the forgotten places of the city. They are finally about the uncover their true enemies, but do they really want to know the truth?

THE LAST BROADCAST #5 Cover by Gabriel Iumazark
THE LAST BROADCAST #6 Cover by Gabriel Iumazark

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BOOM! STUDIOS

FALL OF CTHULHU OMNIBUS TP

Retail Price: $39.99
Author: Michael Alan Nelson
Artists: Greg Scott, Mateus Santolouco, Mark Dos Santos, and more
Cover Artist: Tyler Walpole

WHY WE LOVE IT: Michael Alan Nelson has written some of the books we are proudest of: HEXED, 28 DAYS LATER, DAY MEN, and more. FALL OF CTHULHU was his first epic for BOOM! and we’re reprinting it all in one grand volume!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Do you like Cthulhu stories? Nelson’s epic was hailed by Leverage creator John Rogers as “the definitive Cthulhu in graphic novel format.” Never before has H.P. Lovecraft’s world been presented in such an expansive and complex way.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: When Nyarlathotep, the crawling chaos himself, devises his most destructive plan yet, a disparate group of humans find themselves brought together as the unavoidable apocalypse draws near.

Fall of Cthulhu Omnibus Cover

THE FALL OF CTHULHU OMNIBUS Cover by Tyler Walpole

CLIVE BARKER’S HELLRAISER: THE DARK WATCH VOL. 3 TP

Retail Price: $19.99
Author: Clive Barker and Brandon Seifert
Artist: Tom Garcia, Janusz Ordon
Cover Artist: Nick Percival

The three people to serve as Pinhead—Elliott Spencer, Kirsty Cotton, and Harry D’Amour—have been thrown into various factions fighting a war between Hells that threatens to destroy all of humanity. As the divisions between dimensions dissolve, each of the Hell Popes must decide how far they are willing to go to win the war and to ensure their surivial. Clive Barker and co-writer Brandon Seifert, with artist Tom Garcia, bring this epic HELLRAISER saga to a thrilling conclusion. This volume also includes stories from HELLRAISER ANNUAL 2013, featuring work by Barker and Seifert, as well as Ben Meares, Jesus Hervas, and Janusz Ordon. Collects HELLRAISER: THE DARK WATCH #9-12, and HELLRAISER ANNUAL 2013.

Hellraiser: The Dark Watch Vol. 3 TP Cover
CLIVE BARKER’S HELLRAISER: THE DARK WATCH VOL. 3 TP Cover by Nick Percival

3 GUNS TP

Retail Price: $19.99
Author: Steven Grant
Artist: Emilio Laiso
Cover Artist: Rafael Albuquerque

WHY WE LOVE IT: Creator Steven Grant (DAMNED, Punisher: Circle of Blood) returns along with original series cover artist Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire) and interior artist Emilio Laiso (Hack/Slash) for more action-comedy thrills!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: If you’re a fan of the hit 2013 summer blockbuster 2 Guns starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, find out what happens next! Or if you like stories featuring reluctant, unlikely partners like 48 Hours, Lethal Weapon, or Die Hard with a Vengeance, you’ll like 3 GUNS!

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Trench was a deep-cover DEA agent. Steadman was an undercover Naval Intelligence officer. Now, after racing headlong across the Southwest, desperately outrunning Feds and mobsters while trying to clear their names, Trench and Steadman are pulled into another impossible situation: brokering gun deals between the Russians and anti-government revolutionaries…from opposite sides. And little do they know, a Third Gun has her eyes set on the ultimate prize—and she won’t go down without a fight. Collects 3 GUNS #1-6.

3 GUNS TP Cover
3 GUNS TP Cover by Rafael Albuquerque

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KABOOM!

REGULAR SHOW VOL. 2 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Author: Nick Sumida
Artist: Allison Strejlau
Cover Artist: Mary Cagle

A picture is worth a thousand words, but not in this case! Mordecai and Rigby find themselves in trouble after a selfie war and now they have to destroy all the evidence so no one (especially Margaret) sees Mordecai’s scariest picture. It’s a crazy battle of flashing cameras and Internet shame, written by indie rockstar Nick Sumida and drawn by amazingly gifted Allison Strejlau. Collects REGULAR SHOW #3, 6-8.

REGULAR SHOW VOL. 2 TP Cover
REGULAR SHOW VOL. 2 TP Cover by Mary Cagle

PEANUTS VOL. 4 TP

Retail Price: $13.99
Authors: Charles M. Schulz, Vicki Scott, Paige Braddock, Alexis E. Farjado, Nat Gertler, Caleb Monroe, Jeff Dyer, and Art Roche
Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Vicki Scott Paige Braddock, Stephanie Gladden, Mike DeCarlo, Mona Koth, Robert Pope, Heff Shultz, Andy Hirsch, and Scott Jeralds
Cover Artist: Bob Scott

New PEANUTS adventures, perfect for you and your Sweet Babboo! It’s time to hop atop your doghouse biplane and escape into the wonderful world of legendary cartoonist Charles M. Schulz with brand-new adventures from an all-star lineup of writers and artists, and classic strips by Schulz himself. Featuring Charlie Brown and the whole Peanuts gang, this timeless collection of humor and imagination is sure to help you finally kick that football or take to the skies and defeat the Red Baron once and for all. Collects PEANUTS #9-12.

PEANUTS VOL. 4 TP Cover

PEANUTS VOL. 4 TP Cover by Charles M. Schulz

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Archaia

SPERA: ASCENSION OF THE STARLESS VOL. 1 OGN HC

Retail Price: $24.99
Author: Josh Tierney
Artists: Giannis Milonogiannis, Atelier Sentô, Mindy Lee, Sourya Sihachakr, and Valentin Seiche
Cover Artist: Afu Chan

WHY WE LOVE IT: Eisner Award-nominated creator Josh Tierney has a gift for bringing together the best up-and-coming indie talent to illustrate the adventures of Pira and Lono, our two favorite princesses in comics! This volume marks a brand-new starting point to jump into the world of Spera, with a daring new quest that longtime fans will also love.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: SPERA is a stunningly illustrated mash-up of all the best things in life: webcomics, young-adult fantasy, retro video games, pulp adventure comics, and fairy tales.Fans of Zelda, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Frozen, Tamora Pierce, and LUMBERJANES will love this series!

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The Starless Queen is plotting an invasion of Spera, and has sent the merciless General Zeal to secure its capital. Unfortunately for the Queen, her daughter—the exiled adventurer Princess Pira—and Pira’s best friend Princess Lono have discovered her plot…and will go to any lengths to stop her. Along with their friends—the fire spirit, Yonder, and the ruthless cat Chobo—Pira and Lono must set off on a perilous journey to warn the Speran King, up monster-infested mountains, through villages full of crazed warriors, and down dark tunnels walled with madness itself.
SPERA: ASCENSION OF THE STARLESS VOL. 1

SPERA: ASCENSION OF THE STARLESS VOL. 1 OGN HC Cover by Afu Chan

THE MUSICAL MONSTERS OF TURKEY HOLLOW OGN HC

Retail Price: $24.99
Author: Roger Langridge
Artist: Roger Langridge
Cover Artist: Roger Langridge

WHY WE LOVE IT: After the success of Archaia’s Eisner Award-winning graphic novel Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, we are proud to partner once again with The Jim Henson Company to bring to life another previously unknown piece of the Jim Henson Legacy. The only thing more exciting than finding the script for the project was securing the talents of the amazing Roger Langridge, the Eisner Award-winning writer and illustrator of THE MUPPET SHOW and SNARKED, to adapt and illustrate the project!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Eisner and Harvey Award winner Roger Langridge is the mastermind behind SNARKED and the beloved run of The Muppet Show comics, and now he gets to bring to life hilarious, never-before-seen puppet creations by Jim Henson in an oversized all-ages adventure.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Turkey Hollow is a picturesque town where hundreds of years ago, unbeknownst to the citizens, a meteorite landed near a small brook on the outskirts of town. One Thanksgiving, while young Timmy Henderson practices his guitar, he’s accompanied by strange, unearthly, musical sounds. That meteorite wasn’t a rock at all but an egg holding seven furry, goofy monsters, each with a unique musical sound! After the initial shock, Timmy befriends the lovable creatures, who follow him all around Turkey Hollow. Not everyone takes a liking to the visitors, though, and it’s up to Timmy to protect his new friends and save Thanksgiving!

THE MUSICAL MONSTERS OF TURKEY HOLLOW Cover
JIM HENSON’S THE MUSICAL MONSTERS OF TURKEY HOLLOW Cover by Roger Langridge

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