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Preview: Aberrant Season 2 #1

ABERRANT SEASON 2 #1

Writer(s): Rylend Grant
Artist Name(s): Davi Leon Dias (Artist), Iwan Joko Triyono (Colorist), HdE (Letterer)
Cover Artist(s): Davi Leon Dias (Artist), Iwan Joko Triyono (Colorist)
***Same for both regular and variant cover.
32 pgs./ M / FC
$3.99

CHAPTER 1: I NEED A HERO. As a wholly new and delightfully twisted story arc begins, David is forced to team with the man he hates most (and trusts the least) to complete a key mission. Disgraced former superhero Lance Cordrey wonders if he has one last save-the-world push left in him.

ABERRANT SEASON 2 #1

Preview: Princeless Book 8 #1

PRINCELESS BOOK 8 #1

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Kaitlin Jann, Brett Grunig
Cover Artist(s): Kaitlin Jann, Brett Grunig
24 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

Finally, the oldest of the Ashe sisters gets to the subject of her own story! But how did all of the strange things around Alize come to be anyway? How did she come to be guarded by a sphinx rather than her original dragon? How did she meet and befriend the desert elves? And how did she first get to know one very special prince? Find all of this out and more in this very special issue!

PRINCELESS BOOK 8 #1

Thundercracker lands in Transformers Forged to Fight

Kabam has officially added Thundercracker to their Transformers-themed mobile fighting game Transformers Forged to Fight! Starting now, players can officially add the Deception to their ultimate squad of Transformers.

Often fighting in the shadow of fellow Decepticon Starscream, Thundercracker loves a good battle…but only against a worthy opponent. He hates fighting against humans because it feels like unfair victory rather than true combat, and Decepticons aren’t forged to fight by overpowering the weak.

Thundercracker’s Bot Intel Report can be found here if you’d like to learn more about the character.

Thundercracker Transformers Forged to Fight

Can You Handle the Heat? The Human Torch Comes to Marvel Contest of Champions

If you’re not afraid of a little heat then battle to protect your title as champion as the Human Torch officially makes his way to Kabam’s Marvel Contest of Champions.

Hot-headed Johnny Storm was one of four people on the space flight accident that gave rise to the Fantastic Four. After their ship was bathed in cosmic radiation, Johnny gained the ability to create and control fire. In addition to generating powerful blasts of flame, he can envelop his body in plasma, giving him the ability to fly. Now dubbed “Human Torch”, he and the rest of the Fantastic Four are taking The Contest by storm. Flame On!

The Champion’s spotlight is here if you’d like to know about this character’s abilities and stats.

Valiant Reveals the New X-O Manowar Creative Team

Valiant Entertainment has announced the creative team behind the upcoming X-O Manowar ongoing series this November!

Writer Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum and artist Emilio Laiso will be taking on the iconic character beginning November 2019.

Hallum said in the announcement:

The Valiant universe is full of intensely human characters with wild origins and interesting flaws. We always give the cool robot suits to billionaires and scientists. I love how Aric flips that on its head. He didn’t build the suit. He can’t explain the suit. And he could kick your butt up and down the road without the suit. The anachronism is fascinating and I can’t wait to play around with it.

Orphan Age #1 Sells Out and Gets a Second Printing

AfterShock has had back to back debut sell outs as they’ve announced that Orphan Age #1 has sold out and is getting a second printing. This comes after the sell out of Dark Red #1.

Orphan Age #1 is written by Ted Anderson and features art by Nuno Plati and lettering by Marshall Dillon.

One day all the adults died, all over the world, at the same time.

Now it’s twenty years later, and the children —all grown up — are still rebuilding the world. Horses and caravans are the only thin lines connecting tiny, scattered settlements — little sparks in the great dark night. Gasoline is gone, phones long-dead, television a memory. The only power in America is the New Church, the religion of the angry children, that blames the destruction of the old world on the dead adults.

In the settlement of Dallastown, a stranger comes riding in one day, telling a story of escape from the New Church’s unstoppable Firemen. The Church is on the march, and the world might burn again — and the only hope might be a scared teenage girl, a gunslinger keeping his secrets, and a woman of few words and long knives. Welcome to the Orphan Age.

Check out the new cover for the second printing below.

Orphan Age #1 2nd Printing

Valiant Entertainment’s Releases in July 2019

KILLERS #1 (of 4)

Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO
Cover A by JONBOY MEYERS
Cover B by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover C by KEN LASHLEY
Pre-Order Edition Coverby WHILCE PORTACIO
Blank Cover Also Available

  • Five deadly assassins are recruited into a game of cat and mouse by their former sensei, the mysterious Jonin!
  • But what does the Jonin want from them, and what do they gain out of helping him?
  • Each of these assassins can channel their ki—the spiritual energy within all beings—in different ways, granting them incredible powers, essentially making them “superninjas”!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On Sale JULY 31st

PSI-LORDS #2

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by RENATO GUEDES
Cover A by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Cover B by CASPAR WIJNGAARD
Cover C by STEPHANIE HANS
Pre-Order Edition Cover by PAULINA GANUCHEAU

  • After an explosive escape from a cosmic prison, the team of amnesiac astronauts needs to find a way home!
  • But where is the ship that brought them here in the first place? And just who are these Psi-Lords they keep hearing about?
  • It’s a deadly scavenger hunt around the Gyre in search of a way back home, but this cosmic ring of decaying ships hides many threats within its aging walls!  

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On Sale JULY 24th

FALLEN WORLD #3 (of 5)

Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by ADAM POLLINA
Cover A by BRETT BOOTH
Cover B by FERNANDO DAGNINO
Cover C by CASPAR WIJNGAARD
Pre-Order Edition Cover by DAVID MACK

  • The mind-controlled Bloodshot enlists the help of the Church Fallen to further his nefarious plans!
  • Rai comes face-to-face with the animalistic hybrids of the Kor’Tunga clan!
  • Can Rai stop the resurrection of Father, his greatest enemy, before it’s too late?

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On Sale JULY 10th

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF TOYO HARADA #5 (of 6)

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by CAFU, KANO
Cover A by BUTCH GUICE
Cover B by RAÚL ALLÉN
Cover C by JACK HERBERT
Pre-Order Edition Cover by CAFU

  • Is Toyo Harada really dead?
  • The long-lost secret of Harada’s estranged son revealed!
  • Harada’s final allies stand strong as they protect their master’s vision!

$4.99 | 40 pages | T+ | On Sale JULY 17th

LIVEWIRE #8

Written by VITA AYALA
Art by KANO
Cover A by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Cover B by PAUL RENAUD
Cover C by RAHZZAH
Pre-Order Edition Cover by KHARY RANDOLPH

  • Wanted fugitive Livewire reveals that the Psiot Security & Education Program is the evil organization OMEN to the world!
  • Will Phoebe Daniels choose to defend OMEN or go with Livewire and fight?
  • Find out in the climactic final issue of the second Livewire story arc, “Guardian”!

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On Sale JULY 24th

PUNK MAMBO #4 (of 5)

Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Cover A by DAN BRERETON
Cover B by DAVID MACK
Cover C by CRIS DELARA
Pre-Order Edition Cover by ADAM GORHAM

  • Punk Mambo faces off against a sinister sorcerer!
  • What does Azaire want with the loa he’s collected?
  • Mambo reaches deep into her bag of tricks to level the playing field. Sex magic may or may not be involved. But voodoo dolls definitely are.

$3.99 | 32 pages | T+ | On Sale JULY 31st

BLOODSHOT: DEFINITIVE EDITION TPB

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, MATT KINDT
Art by MANUEL GARCIA, BARRY KITSON, ARTURO LOZZI, CHRISCROSS
Cover by DAVID AJA

  • Before Vin Diesel’s BLOODSHOT hits the silver screen in 2020, experience the hit series that debuted Valiant’s nanite-enhanced commando with this essential standalone volume!
  • From acclaimed writer Duane Swierczynski (Birds of Prey) and all-star artists Manuel Garcia (Black Widow), Barry Kitson (The Amazing Spider-Man), Arturo Lozzi (Immortal Weapons), and Matthew Clark (The Adventures of Superman), the BLOODSHOT DEFINITIVE EDITION trade paperback collection represents the blockbuster first year of the breakout Valiant series behind the upcoming major motion picture from Sony!
  • Collecting BLOODSHOT #0–13.

$24.99 | 352 pages | T+ | On Sale JULY 24th | TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-340-6

INCURSION TPB

Written by ALEX PAKNADEL, ANDY DIGGLE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE

  • The debut of Valiant’s biggest villain: the alien conqueror Imperatrix Virago!
  • The only thing standing in her way is the Eternal Warrior and Geomancer.
  • Can the duo of heroes protect the planet from a seemingly unstoppable extraterrestrial foe and her army of the undead?
  • Collecting the complete limited series, INCURSION #1-4.

$14.99 | 112 pages | T+ | On Sale JULY 10th | TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-303-1

Archie Comics’ Releases in July 2019

BLOSSOMS 666 #5 (of 5)

This is it! Who will reign as the true Anti-Christ—Cheryl, Jason or their mysterious brother Julian? And what will become of Riverdale once darkness takes over? Find out in this shocking and jaw-dropping finale of Blossoms 666!

Script: Cullen Bunn
Art: Laura Braga, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
BLOSSOMS 666 #5 CVR A Reg: Laura Braga
BLOSSOMS 666 #5 CVR B Var: Adam Gorham
BLOSSOMS 666 #5 CVR C Var: Pat Zircher, Matt Herms
On Sale Date: 7/10
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER VOL. 3 (TR)

Archie’s Madhouse brings the third collection of the terrifying horror series that tears through Riverdale’s cast of characters. Marmaduke “Moose” Mason is dead, having been executed by the Cooper clan after turning into a werewolf. Then who… or what… is FrankenMoose? Find out as Jughead the Hunger goes classic movie monster with “FrankenMoose Meets the Wolf Jug!” Collects issues #9 – #13 of the ongoing series.

Script: Frank Tieri
Art: Joe Eisma, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Adam Gorham
978-1-68255-827-0
$17.99 US/$19.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
144 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 7/17

ARCHIE #706: ARCHIE AND SABRINA 2 (of 5)

Archie and Sabrina are the hottest couple in Riverdale—but how did their whirlwind romance come to be? This issue introduces readers to the history of their magical love story, as we welcome special co-writer Mariko Tamaki to the Archie universe! Matching or exceeding 80% of final orders of #705 gets extra 5% discount.

Script: Nick Spencer, Mariko Tamaki
Art: Jenn St. Onge, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
ARCHIE #706 CVR A Reg: Veronica Fish
ARCHIE #706 CVR B Var: Rebekah Isaacs, Kelly Fitzpatrick
ARCHIE #706 CVR C Var: Stephen Mooney
On Sale Date: 7/24
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR 2 #1 (of 5)

Betty, Veronica, and Predator-Archie have been left in the wreckage of their town, all their friends dead. Normally, they’d just go down Memory Lane and get home again where everything’s okay, but that’s no longer an option. It isn’t until they find an undamaged car and drive it down a different road where they can finally return to Riverdale—but their hometown feels different. And it’s made even more bizarre when they come face-to-face with a few people they’d never expect: themselves. Only different, newer versions. Little do they know, Predators on Mars are watching them—planning their next attack.

Script: Alex DeCampi
Art: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
AVP 2 #1 CVR A Reg: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick
AVP 2 #1 CVR B Var: Rick Burchett, Rosario “Tito” Peña
AVP 2 #1 CVR C Var: Derek Charm
AVP 2 #1 CVR D Var: Francesco Francavilla
AVP 2 #1 CVR E Var: Dan Parent
AVP 2 #1 CVR F Var: Billy Tucci, Wes Hartman
On Sale Date: 7/24
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

THE ARCHIE ART OF FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA VOL. 1 (HC)

Archie’s new hardcover art book is a beautifully-designed celebration of Francesco Francavilla’s time at Archie. This art book is a gorgeously designed oversize hardcover edition featuring the complete collection of his comic book covers and more. This title goes behind-the-scenes on Francavilla’s work and its place in Archie’s history, with an insider’s look at the creation and ongoing legacy with the company.

Script: Francesco Francavilla
Art: Francesco Francavilla
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
978-1-68255-936-9
$24.99 US/$27.99 CAN
9 x 12”
HC
104 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 7/31

JUGHEAD’S TIME POLICE #2 (of 5)

Journey with Jughead to the 29th Century! January McAndrews, head of the Time Police, explains the rules of time travel, and how Jughead’s already created alternate timelines they now have to police. But all the praise in the world isn’t fixing Jughead’s pie problem, and he’s realizing that everyone seems to be intentionally keeping him from time traveling. He’s getting angry, and things haven’t even gotten weird yet!

Script: Sina Grace
Art: Derek Charm, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
JUGHEAD’S TIME POLICE #2 CVR A Reg: Derek Charm
JUGHEAD’S TIME POLICE #2 CVR B Reg: Erica Henderson
JUGHEAD’S TIME POLICE #2 CVR C Reg: Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 7/17
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

RIVERDALE SEASON 3 #5

The comic based on the hit CW series is back! These two stories set between episodes of season 3 of Riverdale are filled with adventure, including a musical road trip and a gals’ weekend!

Script: Micol Ostow
Art: Thomas Pitilli, Joe Eisma, Janice Chiang, John Workman, Andre Szymanowicz
RIVERDALE S3 #5 CVR A Reg: Thomas Pitilli
RIVERDALE S3 #5 CVR B Var: Joe Eisma
On Sale Date: 7/31
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH #4 (of 5)

Sabrina’s worlds collide as the town of Greendale becomes engulfed in a literal witch hunt—putting Sabrina’s family and her secrets right in the crosshairs. But the monsters plaguing the town are not exactly what they seem and it’s up to Sabrina to save the town from itself, while clearing the name of witches everywhere. But what will be the price? Sabrina’s got everything riding on her “fresh start” in Greendale but doing the right thing might mean losing all she’s come to hold most dear.

Script: Kelly Thompson
Art: Veronica Fish, Andy Fish, Jack Morelli
SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH #4 CVR A Reg: Veronica Fish
SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH #4 CVR B Var: Victor Ibanez
SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH #4 CVR C Var: Audrey Mok
On Sale Date: 7/31
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #301

BRAND NEW STORY: “Hook, Line and Stinker!” Mr. Lodge, horrified that his daughter Veronica is going fishing with Archie, insists that they join him on his new state-of-the-art sport fishing mega-yacht. Hiram hooks the world-record sized Marlin that he’s been dreaming of for years, but thanks to Archie, all manner of disastrous mayhem ensues! Just wait until they return to Lodge Mansion, where Hiram exacts his revenge!

Script: Jack Morelli
Art: Jeff Shultz, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Galvan, Ben Galvan, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 7/31
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

B&V FRIENDS FOREVER: BACK TO STORYBOOK LAND #1

Betty and Veronica make their triumphant return to storybook land in this collection of tales that feature the two BFFs encountering a witch and a headless horsewoman!

Script: Dan Parent,
Art: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
B&V FRIENDS FOREVER: STORYBOOK #1 CVR A Reg: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 7/3
24-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.

ARCHIE AND ME JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #19

BRAND NEW STORY: “One Mow Time!” Archie and Jughead have a stacked summer planned with various odd jobs to make money to enjoy some fun in the sun—but they’re in for some unexpected competition when Dilton creates new technology to get those jobs done faster and more efficiently!

Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Bill Golliher, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Golliher, Jim Amash, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 7/10
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

ARCHIE AND ME VOL. 2 (TR)

For 161 issues, Archie’s craziest interactions with Riverdale High principal Mr. Weatherbee were showcased in this classic series. This second collection continues the adventures (and misadventures) of the red-headed teen and his long-suffering principal!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan DeCarlo, Rudy Lapick, Vincent DeCarlo
978-1-68255-829-4
$10.99 US/$11.99 CAN
5 ¼ x 8”
TR
224 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 7/24

BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #275

BRAND NEW STORY: “What If?” This story explores an unusual scenario… What if Jughead was the guy both girls were after?!

Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, Glenn Whitmore
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 7/24
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR VOL. 2 (TR)

This is the second in a chronological collection featuring the magazine-format series spotlighting Riverdale’s iconic duo. Betty & Veronica take on the world in this series of once-quarterly stories! See how B&V tackle the world of fashion, prep for the red carpets of Hollywood and still have time to finish their homework!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan DeCarlo
978-1-68255-825-6
$10.99 US/$11.99 CAN
5 ¼ x 8”
TR
224 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 7/3

B&V FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #272

BRAND NEW STORY: “Gimme Some Space!” Betty and Veronica are in for an out-of-this-world surprise when Betty’s GPS leads the two of them to a desolate area—where Veronica’s car is lifted to a new planet! Could this really be happening?!

Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, Glenn Whitmore
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 7/17
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #90

BRAND NEW STORY: “Unamusement Park” Archie’s skills are put to the test when Reggie challenges him at the amusement park—which one will win Veronica more prizes?

Script: Francis Bonnet
Art: Jeff Shultz, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 7/3
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

Fashion Spotlight: Smile Clown, You’re a Lizard, Silly Air Walker

Ript Apparel has three new designs! Smile Clown, You’re a Lizard, and Silly Air Walker by MarianoSan, DAObiwan, and kooky love on sale today only! Get them before they’re gone!

Smile Clown

Smile Clown

You’re a Lizard

You're a Lizard

Silly Air Walker

Silly Air Walker

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