(W) Magdalene Visaggio, Darcie Little Badger (A) Guillermo Sanna (CA) Guisseppe Cammuncoli In Shops: Aug 21, 2019 SRP: $3.99
Elakshi and Adam look for a key to understanding their powers, but are they falling into a deadly trap? The Lands are no detectives. But clearly, weird things are happening at the Wild Saints Lodge where they’ve been invited by its mysterious director. But is the charming Win Fletcher really who he says he is?
(W) Stuart Moore (A) Alberto Ponticelli, Shawn Crystal (C) Alberto Ponticelli August 21, 2019 $3.99
AHOY’s grindhouse sensation puts the pedal to the metal and speeds toward a shocking climax! Barbarians vs. Martians! Father vs. son! Ape vs. certain death! All this plus a lurking horror from beneath the sea! Also, in a special back-feature with art by Shawn Crystal (Deadpool): Can you figure out WHO IS THE MOON-THING? And the customary AHOY prose stories.
Writers: Adam Glass & Olivia Cuartero-Briggs Artist: Hayden Sherman Letterer: Sal Cipriano Cover: Hayden Sherman $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 08.28.19
Mary and her Monster Hunters take on Adam and his creature, walking away victorious. But when Mary returns to London, she discovers the fight is far from over, and now it’s personal.
Brought to life by Adam Glass (ROUGH RIDERS, THE NORMALS, THE LOLLIPOP KIDS) and Olivia Cuartero-Briggs (TV’s The Arrangement) with art by Hayden Sherman (COLD WAR, The Few, Wasted Space), MARY SHELLEY MONSTER HUNTER is historical fiction at its most (After) shocking!
(W) Esad Ribic (A/CA) Esad Ribic Parental Advisory In Shops: Aug 14, 2019 SRP: $3.99
MAN VS. NATURE IN THE NEVER-BEFORE-TOLD STORY OF CONAN’S FIRST JOURNEY FROM CIMMERIA!
Long have the stories told of CONAN, who came from the frozen hills of his homeland, Cimmeria, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth in the Hyborian Age – but now you will witness the epic tale of the young barbarian’s first journey from home from visionary creator Esad Ribic! Fifteen winters in Cimmeria have toughened the young Conan, but his greatest challenge lies ahead. Braving the elements, without food, without shelter, without weapons, Conan must learn to survive even as nature itself conspires to stop him. The snow freezes his bones. The wolves smell his blood. But if he can reach civilization, will his wounds heal…or will his troubles just begin?
With a majestic scope underscored by the completely visual narrative, don’t miss this truly special moment in Conan’s story and an unprecedented issue in Marvel Comics publication history!
Writer: Phil Hester Artist: Ryan Kelly Colorist: Dee Cunniffe Letterer: Simon Bowland Cover: Ryan Kelly $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 8.21.2019
Michael and Claire’s quest reaches a shattering conclusion when they are faced with a choice: abandon their love, or embrace their destiny and awaken an entity de-signed for the annihilation of humanity.
Phil Hester (The Coffin, Deathstroke, The Darkness, SHIPWRECK) and Ryan Kelly (The Wicked + The Divine, Lucifer, Saucer Country) weave a tale of cosmic horror, high-adventure and tragic romance.
(W) Zhou Liefen, Greg Pak (A) Pop Mhan (A/CA) Keng Rated T+ In Shops: Aug 07, 2019 SRP: $3.99
TEARS IN THE WIND! • When she’s not fighting mysterious giant golems with her wind powers, AERO is the Shanghai-based architect LEI LING, who sometimes just wants to have dinner with her boyfriend in peace. • But when her boyfriend springs a surprise, Ling discovers that her civilian life might be as perilous as her super hero life! • Meanwhile, in our second story, AERO and WAVE test the limits of their water and air powers – and begin to unravel the mystery of the strange ties that bind them.
Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Fran Galan Letters: Dave Sharpe Cover: Fran Galan Incentive Cover: Nat Jones Lenticular Incentive Cover: Mike Rooth $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 07.31.19
When Auguste de Riviere returned from the Crusades, he was ashamed and horrified by the things he had done. Hoping to reclaim his soul, he pledges to root out evil wherever it might be found. But when he pursued a vile sorcerer into a forbidden forest, his life was shattered. Auguste ventured into the dark forest, but emerged in the modern world. Accompanied now by the enigmatic Jane Fool, Auguste hunts a madman while trying to piece together the mystery of his very existence.
Knights Temporal #1 is out July 31st from AfterShock!
In Knights Temporal #1, when Auguste de Riviere returned from the Crusades, he was ashamed and horrified by the things he had done. Hoping to reclaim his soul, he pledges to root out evil wherever it might be found. But when he pursued a vile sorcerer into a forbidden forest, his life was shattered. Auguste ventured into the dark forest, but emerged in the modern world. Accompanied now by the enigmatic Jane Fool, Auguste hunts a madman while trying to piece together the mystery of his very existence.
Writer Cullen Bunn has been delivering some amazing horror series lately. Knights Temporal #1 feels like nothing Bunn is currently writing. The first issue delivers an action focused debut setting up a fantasy mystery. Cutting back and forth between modern times and the past, the series teases a lot but doesn’t quite deliver answers. If you don’t read the series previews text it might be downright confusing really. But, what the issue does well is set things up nicely giving us a fantasy series in the modern world. It’s full of action throwing the reader in the middle of it and if it were a movie’s first 15 minutes I’d be hooked to see what comes next.
That’s helped by the art of Fran Galan. There’s a certain style to it that reminds me of 1990s Image that I enjoyed. It’s a compliment really. The style has a little bit of a manga influence thrown in and with fantastic colors, it delivers on Bunn’s fast-paced opening chapter.
This is a good first chapter. It’s full of action and while a lot is left out there as an opening to an action story, it has me more than hooked and interested.
Story: Cullen Bunn Art: Fran Galan Letters: Dave Sharpe Story: 8.0 Art: 8.35 Overall: 8.15 Recommendation: Buy
Aftershock provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Gerardo Zaffino (CA) Esad Ribic Parental Advisory In Shops: Jul 31, 2019 SRP: $3.99
THE TWISTED SPELL OF THE WIZARD THOTH-AMON! “The Life & Death of Conan” continues as CONAN returns home to Cimmeria! But things aren’t exactly as he remembers them… Is he that out of touch… or is he falling right into the trap of the wizard THOTH-AMON?! PLUS: The next chapter in the all-new novella “BLACK STARLIGHT”!