UPCOMING RELEASES for 07/26/23

"There is something ancient and terrible loose in the world of men. Something that hates them with burning passion, that bears a grudge born of ten thousand years. Something that wants its revenge."
How good of a tag line is that?? I’m totally in! Plus, I’ve read RIBBON QUEEN #1 already and really, really liked it, so I know how appropriate that tag actually is. 80% police procedural and 20% shocking violence! From Garth Ennis and Jacen Burrows.

Plus, the last 5 Knight Terrors #1’s and the excellent SUPERMAN LAST DAYS OF LEX LUTHOR #1 from DC! The 2023 HELLFIRE GALA changes EVERYTHING for the X-Men! A new BRZRKR one-shot from Keanu Reeves and Steve Skroce! And the exceptional EIGHT BILLION GENIES hardcover with an Exclusive Challengers Dust Jacket AND a Bookplate signed by Ryan Browne and Charles Soule!! Plus, W0RLDTR33 #4!
Let’s goooooo!!!!

—CHALLENGERS CHOICE—

RIBBON QUEEN #1 (AWA)
NYPD Detective Amy Sun has a problem: Three years ago, a young woman was rescued from a serial killer by a police tactical unit. Now she's dead, and Amy has a bad feeling that the SWAT team leader is responsible. As she investigates the existence of a corrupt cabal within her own precinct, Detective Sun soon discovers that there is something else on their trail - a force of vengeance older than the human race itself has awoken, invoked by the tormented murder victim in the weeks before she died, and is out for the blood of the guilty, who soon find themselves suffering a fate more gruesome than anything they could have dreamed of. The Ribbon Queen has come to New York City...and when she learns the truth, Amy is not at all certain that it should be stopped. From Garth Ennis and Jacen Burrows.

—SPOTLIGHT GRAPHIC NOVEL—

EIGHT BILLION GENIES DLX ED HC VOL 01 (Image)
If you had one wish...what would you wish for? What if everyone else on the planet had one wish too? That's EIGHT BILLION GENIES. Eight seconds after magical genies grant every person on earth one wish, the world is transformed forever...and that's just the beginning! From CHARLES SOULE and RYAN BROWNE and featuring a Challengers Exclusive Dust Jacket AND signed bookplates (while supplies last)!

—SPOTLIGHT COMICS—

SUPERMAN LAST DAYS OF LEX LUTHOR #1 (DC)
Mark Waid and Bryan Hitch reunite to tell a tale centered on their favorite superhero. Superman learns Lex Luthor is dying, and he wants the Man of Steel to help him find the cure for whatever is causing his rapid decline. While the world wants to say good riddance to Luthor, Superman will go to the ends of the universe, through different dimensions, and across time to save his foe. But just why does he want to save the person who's spent his life trying to destroy him? And will he even be able to find the solution? This comic is excellent!!


X-MEN HELLFIRE GALA 2023 (Marvel)
THE FALL OF X BEGINS HERE! The Hellfire Gala is always the biggest event of the season...but this year's will change everything for Krakoa. What is meant to be mutantkind's biggest night becomes their biggest nightmare as the Fall of X begins! All your favorite X-Men are going to be left reeling after this one - shocking revelations, stunning betrayals, horrifying tragedy, impossible deaths...and of course the most glamorous looks of the year, all in one CANNOT-MISS package!


BRZRKR POETRY OF MADNESS #1 (BOOM!)
A sea of gore and devastation awaits as B, through a fateful chance encounter, safeguards the advanced and ancient realm of Atlantis as its unstoppable protector. But a sickly king serves as a symbol for the rot inside, as the security and bliss created through B's violence is shallow... The cracks created by a secret cult might spell a monstrous end for the legendary city, one beyond even B's ability to save. Keanu Reeves joins Steve Skroce for a one-shot special that fans of Lovecraftian horror would be mad to miss!


KNIGHT TERRORS ANGEL BREAKER #1 (DC)
Deep in an abandoned Kobra safe house is a device able to access the dream powers of John Dee, a.k.a. Doctor Destiny. As heroes across the world succumb to nightmares, Angel Breaker wants it. Now, to infiltrate a hall of horrors, she'll need the help of a professional thief--the man known as Raptor. But Angel Breaker and Raptor aren't exactly friends. Can the mysterious merc trust a man who feels nothing but grudges as the strange pair encounter a horror as old as the Coda Sisterhood and even more dangerous? While the world sleeps, Angel Breaker might be the final girl still awake!


ALICE NEVER AFTER #1 (BOOM!)
Alice finally got her wish. Wonderland has become her new home, but with her abuser's avatar with the uncanny grin turning the mad residents of a moonstruck world against her, she's clawing for a little rationality amongst the chaos. As Alice's sister Edith and her childhood friend Earl fight for a way to bring her back, Alice has to contend with whether or not her torment is due to her father, herself, or maybe a curious combination of both...


BATMAN BEYOND NEO-GOTHIC #1 (DC)
Terry McGinnis defeated the evil A.I. controlling Neo-Gotham and asserted himself as the one true Batman, but his next battle will bring him to the remains of Old Gotham. Children are going missing and being swallowed by the city's old bones. Batman Beyond will have to go underground, led by a mysterious splicer named Kyle the Catboi, to find the children and confront the city's buried sins. What happened to the green of the city? What happened to magic? And what villains never left old Gotham?


PURR EVIL #1 (Image)
THERE IS NO ESCAPING THE MEWING EVIL... Rita loves her daughter Deb, but a dark evil from her past threatens the lives of anyone who gets too close to it. Can the bond between two women overcome a life built on blood and lies? And what secret is lurking in the Morando family's apartment? Written by MIRKA ANDOLFO and illustrated by LAURA BRAGA!


POISON IVY UNCOVERED #1 (DC)
AN UNFORGETTABLE GALLERY OF POISON IVY'S GREATEST VARIANT COVERS! Art by Jenny Frison, Joshua Middleton, Warren Laow, Frank Cho, Sozomaika, and others. This gallery of Poison Ivy's greatest variant covers celebrates the first year of the verdant villainess's acclaimed, GLAAD Award-winning ongoing series.

WHAT IF...? DARK SPIDER-GWEN 1 (Marvel)
Spider-Legend Gerry Conway returns to his most famous Spider-Story for this WHAT IF along with co-writer Jody Houser! WHAT IF Gwen Stacy didn't die on the bridge that day, but Spider-Man DID?!

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GRAPHIC NOVELS / COLLECTIONS
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BATMAN THE KNIGHT HC
CAPTAIN AMERICA BY TA-NEHISI COATES OMNIBUS
CASTLE FULL OF BLACKBIRDS
COLD IRON
DAREDEVIL & ELEKTRA BY ZDARSKY VOL 2
DOOR TO DOOR NIGHT BY NIGHT VOL 01
EIGHT BILLION GENIES DLX ED HC VOL 01
GIRL IN THE WORLD (NEW PRINT)
HULK BY CATES VOL 2
ICON & ROCKET SEASON ONE
MARY JANE & BLACK CAT DARK WEB
MASTERPIECES OF FANTASY ART TASCHEN 40TH ANNIV
MEMOIR IN PICTURES & WORDS BY BRIAN BOLLAND HC
RADIANT PINK VOL 01 A MASSIVE-VERSE BOOK MV
SPAWN ORIGINS DLX ED HC VOL 06
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLL SPIDER-CLONE
STRANGE ACADEMY FINALS
THUNDERBOLTS EPIC COLL JUSTICE LIKE LIGHTNING
X-MEN EPIC COLL FATE OF THE PHOENIX

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MANGA
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FIRE FORCE OMNIBUS 5
I'M A WOLF BUT MY BOSS IS A SHEEP VOL 3
IN THE CLEAR MOONLIT DUSK 5
SOICHI JUNJI ITO STORY COLL HC
WAY OF THE HOUSEHUSBAND GUIDE HOUSEKEEPING

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YOUNG ADULT / ALL-AGES
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ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #342
DOG MAN WITH LOVE COLORING BOOK
EPIC TALES CAPT UNDERPANTS MARAUDING MONSTERS
HEARTSTOPPER 1-4 BOX SET
MY LITTLE PONY CAMP BIGHOOF #1 CVR A SHERRON
ROCKET & GROOT LITTLE GROOT BIG FEELING
STAR WARS HYPERSPACE STORIES #6 CVR A FOWLER
STARS IN THEIR EYES
THOR QUEST

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MARVEL
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ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE 1 FACSIMILE
AVENGERS 3
AVENGERS 3 CASSARA 1:25
BLACK PANTHER 1 (2ND PRINT)
COSMIC GHOST RIDER 5
CULT OF CARNAGE MISERY 3
DAREDEVIL & ECHO 3
DAREDEVIL & ECHO 3 WOLF
DEADPOOL 9
GHOST RIDER 16
DANNY KETCH GHOST RIDER 3
HALLOWS' EVE 5
HELLCAT 5
INCREDIBLE HULK 2
INCREDIBLE HULK 2 YU 1:25
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN 8
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN 8 ANKA
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN 8 LAYTON
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN 8 YOON 1:25
I AM IRON MAN 5
MARVEL PREVIEWS 23
PREDATOR 5
SHE-HULK 15
SHE-HULK 15 DEKAL
SILK 3
SILK 3 WOOH
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 30
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 30 COLA
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 30 BRADSHAW 1:25
SPIDER-MAN INDIA 1 (2ND PRINT)
SPIDER-MAN INDIA 2
STAR WARS 35 (2ND PRINT)
STAR WARS DARTH VADER BW & RED 4
STAR WARS MANDALORIAN SEASON 2 2
STORM 3
ULTIMATE INVASION 2
ULTIMATE INVASION 2 TEDESCO 1:50
VENOM 23
VENOM 23 INSIGNIA
VENOM 23 BROWN 1:25
WHAT IF...? DARK SPIDER-GWEN 1
WOLVERINE 35
WOLVERINE 35 ASRAR
WOLVERINE 35 GIANG 1:25
THE X-CELLENT 5
X-MEN HELLFIRE GALA 2023 1
X-MEN HELLFIRE GALA 2023 1 AHMED
X-MEN HELLFIRE GALA 2023 1 PEREZ VIRGIN 1:100
X-MEN HELLFIRE GALA 2023 1 JS CAMPBELL VIRGIN 1:100

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DC
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BATMAN BRAVE AND BOLD #3 CVR A DI MEO
BATMAN BRAVE AND BOLD #3 CVR B GERADS
BATMAN BRAVE AND BOLD #3 CVR C SCHMIDT
BATMAN BRAVE AND BOLD #3 CVR D 1:25 MOLINA
BATMAN AUDIO ADVENTURES #7 CVR A JOHNSON
BATMAN BEYOND NEO-GOTHIC #1 CVR A DUNBAR
BATMAN BEYOND NEO-GOTHIC #1 CVR B WARD
DC CONNECT #39
DC RWBY #6 CVR A HETRICK
KNIGHT TERRORS #1 CVR D NEON INK
KNIGHT TERRORS #2 CVR A REIS
KNIGHT TERRORS #2 CVR B MATTINA
KNIGHT TERRORS #2 CVR C ASRAR
KNIGHT TERRORS #2 CVR D REIS
KNIGHT TERRORS #2 CVR E 1:25 SPOKES
KNIGHT TERRORS ACTION COMICS #1 CVR A SANDOVAL
KNIGHT TERRORS ACTION COMICS #1 CVR B SUAYAN
KNIGHT TERRORS ACTION COMICS #1 CVR C PAREL
KNIGHT TERRORS ACTION COMICS #1 CVR D NGUYEN
KNIGHT TERRORS ACTION COMICS #1 CVR E 1:25 SCHMIDT
KNIGHT TERRORS ANGEL BREAKER #1 CVR A LOLLI
KNIGHT TERRORS ANGEL BREAKER #1 CVR B TAO
KNIGHT TERRORS ANGEL BREAKER #1 CVR C LEIRIX LI
KNIGHT TERRORS ANGEL BREAKER #1 CVR D NGUYEN
KNIGHT TERRORS DETECTIVE COMICS #1 CVR A FEDERICI
KNIGHT TERRORS DETECTIVE COMICS #1 CVR B CHANG
KNIGHT TERRORS DETECTIVE COMICS #1 CVR C HOTZ
KNIGHT TERRORS DETECTIVE COMICS #1 CVR D NGUYEN
KNIGHT TERRORS DETECTIVE COMICS #1 CVR E 1:25 HAMNER
KNIGHT TERRORS HARLEY QUINN #1 CVR A SHERMAN
KNIGHT TERRORS HARLEY QUINN #1 CVR B FRISON
KNIGHT TERRORS HARLEY QUINN #1 CVR C LOTAY
KNIGHT TERRORS HARLEY QUINN #1 CVR D NGUYEN
KNIGHT TERRORS HARLEY QUINN #1 CVR E 1:25 WIJNGAARD
KNIGHT TERRORS TITANS #1 CVR A PAQUETTE
KNIGHT TERRORS TITANS #1 CVR B BUENO
KNIGHT TERRORS TITANS #1 CVR C WARD
KNIGHT TERRORS TITANS #1 CVR D NGUYEN
POISON IVY UNCOVERED #1 CVR A MARCH
POISON IVY UNCOVERED #1 CVR C MORA
POISON IVY UNCOVERED #1 CVR D LI FOIL
SUPERMAN LAST DAYS OF LEX LUTHOR #1 CVR A HITCH
SUPERMAN LAST DAYS OF LEX LUTHOR #1 CVR B NOWLAN
SUPERMAN LAST DAYS OF LEX LUTHOR #1 CVR C SAMNEE
SUPERMAN LAST DAYS OF LEX LUTHOR #1 CVR D 1:25 PAQUETTE

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IMAGE
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BONE ORCHARD TENEMENT #2 CVR A SORRENTINO
BONE ORCHARD TENEMENT #2 CVR B WARD
DEAD LUCKY #7 CVR A CARLOMAGNO
DEAD LUCKY #7 CVR B CAPPUCCIO
FIRE POWER #25 CVR A SAMNEE
FIRE POWER #25 CVR B CAPULLO
INDIGO CHILDREN #5
KLIK KLIK BOOM #2
MONSTRESS #46
NEWBURN #9
NIGHT CLUB #6 CVR A SCALERA
OLD DOG #6 CVR A SHALVEY
OLD DOG #6 CVR B HINKLE
PURR EVIL #1 CVR A BRAGA
PURR EVIL #1 CVR B ANDOLFO
ROGUE SUN #14 CVR A VECCHIO
SAVAGE STRENGTH OF STARSTORM #3 CVR A D.CRAIG
SAVAGE STRENGTH OF STARSTORM #3 CVR B W.CRAIG
SOMETHING EPIC #3 CVR B KUDRANSKI
SPAWN SCORCHED #20 CVR A WILLIAMS III
SPAWN SCORCHED #20 CVR B RANDAL
SPAWN SCORCHED #20 CVR C WILLIAMS III VIRGIN
SUMMONERS WAR AWAKENING #4
W0RLDTR33 #4 CVR A BLANCO
W0RLDTR33 #4 CVR B RIOS
W0RLDTR33 #4 CVR C 1:25 MOORE

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OTHER PUBLISHERS
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007 FOR KING COUNTRY #4 CVR A LINSNER
ALICE NEVER AFTER #1 CVR A PANOSIAN
ALICE NEVER AFTER #1 CVR B FRISON
ALICE NEVER AFTER #1 CVR C 1:10 FRISON
ALICE NEVER AFTER #1 CVR D 1:25 LEE
ALICE NEVER AFTER #1 CVR F FOC
ALICE NEVER AFTER #1 CVR G UNLOCK
BLADE RUNNER 2039 #5 CVR A LI
BLADE RUNNER 2039 #5 CVR B BINT
BRZRKR POETRY OF MADNESS #1 CVR A SKROCE
BRZRKR POETRY OF MADNESS #1 CVR B CHAREST
BRZRKR POETRY OF MADNESS #1 CVR C FOIL SKROCE
BRZRKR POETRY OF MADNESS #1 CVR D FOIL CHAREST
BRZRKR POETRY OF MADNESS #1 CVR E 1:10
BRZRKR POETRY OF MADNESS #1 CVR F 1:25
BRZRKR POETRY OF MADNESS #1 CVR G 1:50
BRZRKR POETRY OF MADNESS #1 CVR I UNLOCK
BY THE HORNS DARK EARTH #11
CHILDREN OF THE COMET #1 CVR A KIKOT
ODDLY PEDESTRIAN LIFE OF CHRISTOPHER CHAOS #1 (2ND PRINT)
COVER OF DARKNESS FEMME FATALES
CREED NEXT ROUND #2 CVR A MANHANINI
CREED NEXT ROUND #2 CVR B LANDRO
DEEP DARK #3
DEEP DARK #4
DEJAH THORIS (2023) #5 CVR A YOON
DEJAH THORIS (2023) #5 CVR B LINSNER
DISNEY VILLAINS SCAR #4 CVR A DARBOE
DISNEY VILLAINS SCAR #4 CVR E HA
DISNEY VILLAINS SCAR #4 CVR Q FOC BONUS LEE ORIGIN
ELVIRA IN MONSTERLAND #3 CVR A ACOSTA
EXPANSE DRAGON TOOTH #4 CVR A WARD
FANGORIA VOL 2 #20
FRANK FRAZETTA MOTHMAN #2 CVR A MUTTI
GAME TRADE MAGAZINE #282
THE GIMMICK #5
KARA GUARDIAN OF REALMS #6
KITSUNE #5
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #110 CVR A CLARKE
MIRACLE KINGDOM #2
NEIGHBORS #5 CVR A MERCADO
NEIGHBORS #5 CVR B ALLEN
NIGHTWALKERS #5 CVR A BOCARDO
NIGHTWALKERS #5 CVR B BOCARDO
PATHFINDER WAKE DEAD #2 CVR A ELLIS
PREVIEWS #419 AUGUST 2023
PSYCHODRAMA ILLUSTRATED #6
PURR EVIL #1 CVR C MOMOKO
PURR EVIL #1 CVR D SOZO
RED ROOM CRYPTO KILLAZ #3 CVR A
RED ROOM CRYPTO KILLAZ #3 CVR C 1:10
RED ROOM CRYPTO KILLAZ #3 CVR D 1:15
RIBBON QUEEN #1 CVR A SHALVEY
RIBBON QUEEN #1 CVR B DALTON
RIBBON QUEEN #1 CVR C FERGUSON
RIBBON QUEEN #1 CVR D 1:15 SHALVEY
RICK AND MORTY #7 CVR A STRESING
SCREAM MAGAZINE #78
SEASONS HAVE TEETH #4 CVR A KHALIDAH
SOKO #3 CVR A TOMASELLI
SPEND THE NIGHT BODY SNATCHERS #2 CVR A WILLIAMS
TMNT/USAGI YOJIMBO WHEREWHEN #5 CVR A SAKAI
TMNT/USAGI YOJIMBO WHEREWHEN #5 CVR B EASTMAN
TMNT SATURDAY MORNING ADV #3 CVR A LAWRENCE
TRAVELING TO MARS #7 CVR A MELI
YOUVE BEEN CANCELLED #2

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NEW #1’s
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ALICE NEVER AFTER #1
BATMAN BEYOND NEO-GOTHIC #1
BRZRKR POETRY OF MADNESS #1
KNIGHT TERRORS (x5 #1's)
POISON IVY UNCOVERED #1
PURR EVIL #1
RIBBON QUEEN #1
SUPERMAN LAST DAYS OF LEX LUTHOR #1
WHAT IF...? DARK SPIDER-GWEN 1
X-MEN HELLFIRE GALA 2023 1

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MERCHANDISE
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AEW CM PUNK STATUE
POP VINYL TMNT THE LAST RONIN PX
TMNT DONATELLO 7" PLUSH
TMNT LEONARDO 7" PLUSH
TMNT MICHAELANGELO 7" PLUSH
TMNT RAPHAEL 7" PLUSH