September is already upon us, and with it is a huge week of New Comics, so let’s jump right into some highlights: •BORDER TOWN #1 When a crack in the border between worlds releases an army of monsters from Mexican folklore, the residents of Devil's Fork, AZ, blame the ensuing weirdness-the shared nightmares, the otherworldly radio transmissions, the mysterious goat mutilations-on "God-dang illegals." With racial tensions supernaturally charged, it's up to new kid in town Frank Dominguez and a motley crew of high school misfits to discover what's really going on in this town torn between worlds. •CHECK PLEASE VOL 1 The hilarious and heartbreaking confessions of a figure skater turned collegiate hockey player who's terrified of checking - and is desperately in love with the captain of his hockey team! Eric Bittle is a former Georgia junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and amateur pâtissier. It's nothing like co-ed club hockey back in the South! For one? There's checking. Second, there is Jack, his very attractive but moody captain. Wonderfully recommended!! •KIM REAPER VAMPIRE ISLAND #1 College relationships are tough for everyone, but they're EXTRA hard for Kim. Her grumpy grim reaper bosses are always mad at her, her girlfriend Becka's roommate keeps hanging around, and now everybody is super into vampires for some reason! And she accidentally let slip that she knew about an island full of them?! Oops, better pack up your scythe-we're all going on a really weird date! •BULLY WARS #1 Writer SKOTTIE YOUNG and artist AARON CONLEY (Sabertooth Swordsman, Rocket Raccoon & Groot) team up for a hilarious all-new, all-ages series. Rufus, the biggest bully in Rottenville since kindergarten, suddenly goes from bully to bullied on the first day of high school. He's forced to make a shaky pact with his favorite geeks: Spencer and his twin sibling besties, Edith and Ernie. Together they'll have to find a way to survive the Hunger Games-like contest known simply as the BULLY WARS-where the winner will rule the school! •DREAMING #1 There is a place where stories are born. Today its walls lie slashed and bleeding. Dream has abandoned his realm, and until he is found, its residents must protect its broken borders alone. But the most senior storysmiths are tormented by invasive secrets, the warden Lucien is doubting his own mind-and beyond the gates something horrific waits with tooth and talon. Only Dora, the monstress, finds opportunity in madness, stealing dreams for the highest bidder. •THANOS LEGACY #1 Rising star Donny Cates returns to the Mad Titan to bring the story bridging the gap between his best-selling "Thanos Wins" and the world-shattering INFINITY WARS! How did Thanos' journey back from the future lead to the events of INFINITY WARS PRIME? •UNITED STATES VS MURDER INC #1 From the Eisner Award-winning creators of POWERS comes a crime-infused blast of alternate history. Years ago, the five families of organized crime had such a stranglehold over the American public that the U.S. government found itself forced to give up part of the country or lose all of it. Now the unrest between America and the families has come to a boil. A war is about to come-a war no one is ready for. Newly made man Valentine Gallo and mob hitwoman Jagger Rose find themselves torn over which side of the war they want to be on. •ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 Angela, the not-so-beloved half-sister of Thor. The hotheaded Valkyrie - and the human who shares her form, Annabelle Riggs. Skurge the Executioner, freshly returned from Hel. Throg, the mightiest frog of thunder. Kevin Masterson, the boy who took his father's mace to become the hero Thunderstrike. And the Destroyer, the Asgardian armor built to take down Celestials - its wielder unknown. The events of INFINITY WARS set NEBULA off on a quest to rule the galaxy - wielding an Asgardian weapon even Thor would fear - and it's up to this team of gods, assassins, frogs and heroes to stop her. •COVER #1 Deep in the American intelligence community, someone realizes that comic book creators, who travel all over the world to sell their wares, might make the perfect cover for operatives in the dangerous, topsy-turvy world of intelligence and counterintelligence...and that's when all hell breaks loose. This is the story of the time the world of comics and the world of international spywork smashed together-with unexpected results! By Bendis and Mack! •PERDY HC VOL 1 Perdy loves two things: sex and robbing banks-no particular order. After spending 15 years in Yuma prison, Perdy wastes no time in getting back to doing both. A lot has changed since Perdy's been away, especially her looks, but that's not gonna stop her from piecing together the biggest score of gold this side of the border. And if anyone gets in her way, they'll be pushing up petunias. •SCIENCE COMICS SOLAR SYSTEM We are made of star-stuff. Start with a Big Bang and learn about space! Go where no kid has gone before! You'll get up close and personal with Earth's nearest neighbors - Venus with its acid rainstorms, Saturn and its rings of ice, and the heart of it all, the Sun. Join Sara, Jill, and their space-faring pets on a quest to learn more about the wonders of our solar system - and beyond! •WWE NXT TAKEOVER BLUEPRINT #1 WWE's NXT brand has become the launching pad for some of wrestling's greatest careers. Learn the untold stories behind NXT in this series from Dennis Hopeless (WWE) and Jake Elphick (WWE: Wrestlemania 2018 Special). In this issue, Triple H and Dusty Rhodes head to Florida to begin the newest era of WWE. And there are plenty more releases too, such as BATMAN #54, WALKING DEAD #183, KAIJUMAX SEASON 4 #2, CAPTAIN AMERICA #3, SNOTGIRL #11, and AVENGERS #7. Bring it ON, September!!
August may be ending, but TILLIE (SPINNING) WALDEN is just getting started! Her new graphic novel is out this week! •I LOVE THIS PART Two girls in a small town in the USA kill time together as they try to get through their days at school. They watch videos, share earbuds as they play each other songs, and exchange their stories. In the process they form a deep connection and an unexpected relationship begins to develop. In her follow up to the critically acclaimed SPINNING, Tillie Walden tells the story of a small love that can make you feel like the biggest thing around, and how it's possible to find another person who understands you when you thought no one could.
More new Brian Michael Bendis from DC’s JinxWorld imprint! •SCARLET #1 By Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, SCARLET tells the story of a woman whose life has been ripped apart by police corruption. When she pushes back, she starts a chain reaction of events that will bring about the next American Revolution.
The world's greatest role-playing game. Reality's most dysfunctional family. What could go wrong? •RICK & MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS #1 When Morty needs to learn how to play D&D to keep up with the cool kids, his hard-drinking, old school-gaming, mad science-making grandpa is happy to teach him how to roll the dice, but neither of them is prepared for the saving throws they're about to fail or the true quest yet to come. Strap on a +1 longsword and grab your 10-foot pole, because this is going to be a gaming gauntlet like no other!
It’s probably called “Dead Ends” for a reason… •HUNT FOR WOLVERINE DEAD ENDS #1 The hunt for Wolverine is over... Now the time has come to put the pieces together and see what was learned. Kitty Pryde, Daredevil, Tony Stark and Sabretooth may have found what they were looking for...but it wasn't what they expected. Where has Wolverine been? What has he been doing?
•MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS SHATTERED GRID #1 The epic conclusion to the first Power Rangers comic book event. Everything changes here!
From the pages of the monthly Venom series. •WEB OF VENOM VE NAM #1 As the United States of America struggled through the Vietnam War, Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. needed a secret weapon - and when an ancient creature was discovered at an archaeological dig site, he was sure he'd found it. In reality, the discovery was an ancestor of the Klyntar symbiotes...and would become a waking nightmare for a platoon of American soldiers!
From the pages of, um, the previous Venom series? •VENOM FIRST HOST #1 Before the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN...before VENOM... There was the FIRST HOST. And that First Host has returned in need of Venom's help - only by reuniting can the two avert cosmic ruin! Can Eddie and the symbiote trust one another long enough to save the galaxy, or will the FIRST HOST prove to be Venom's undoing?!
And more stuff! Like 4 new DC COMICS/LOONEY TUNES crossovers, NEW WORLD #2, EDGE OF SPIDER-GEDDON #2, MODERN FANTASY #3 and X-23 #3!
We’re in the Dog Days of Summer, and to prove it, it’s the return of BEASTS OF BURDEN! BEASTS OF BURDEN WISE DOGS & ELDRITCH MEN #1 A heroic pack of canines known as the Wise Dogs set off on a mission to clean up a Pennsylvania corridor plagued by seemingly unrelated occult disturbances that include a fire salamander and a horde of mutant lurkers. A link is found among the various disturbances, leading our heroes to a mountain village inhabited by a survivalist witch-cult who have discovered the existence of a "Blood Lure" attracting occult forces, creatures, and many more terrors to Burden Hill!
And there’s the Daniel Kibblesmith-written LOCKJAW: WHO’S A GOOD BOY? Collection featuring everyone’s favorite teleporting Inhuman dog!
And then we have our Highly Recommended Pick of the Week: •WEST COAST AVENGERS #1 Hawkeye (girl). Hawkeye (boy). A guy named FUSE. Never have they ever been called "the big three" of...anything. And now here they are, reunited for, okay, well, it's only the second time ever. Thank god they also brought AMERICA CHAVEZ, GWENPOOL and KID OMEGA. Wait. What? That's right, it's the new West Coast Avengers, son! Written by Kelly Thompson and drawn by Stefano Caselli!
•LIL DONNIE HC VOL 01 EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE By Mike Norton! Follow the timely and terrifying adventures of Lil' Donnie, the worst president in the history of the United States of America. This collection contains the first year of antics of a truly motley crew of weirdos and degenerates as they work (HA!) to make our world a better place... for them! (Mike Norton will be signing at Challengers on August 22nd)
•COLD SPOTS #1 Psychological terror, the undead, and a supernaturally bitter cold come together in this spine-tingling new series from CULLEN BUNN. 10 years ago, Dan Kerr turned his back on his wife and unborn daughter. Now, both mother and child have gone missing, and Dan must face cosmic terrors to find them again. He soon finds that ghosts stir when his estranged daughter is near. And as the dead grow restless, the cold deepens...
•PUNISHER #1 Pushing the boundaries of the Punisher, this is the book Punisher fans will be talking about for years to come!
•BATMAN KINGS OF FEAR #1 Batman's been overseeing Gotham City for years now and isn't sure how much of a difference he's making. Doubt, fear and insecurity are starting to take over. And as all of those negative feelings set in the Scarecrow orchestrates a riot at Arkham Asylum to give the Dark Knight one of his greatest challenges yet! Legendary artist Kelley Jones makes his triumphant return to the Dark Knight!
And if you need even more reasons to stop by, how about CURSE WORDS SUMMER SPECIAL #1, MR AND MRS X #2 (2 Kelly Thompson books in 1 week? Yes, please!!), ACTION COMICS #1002, DIE DIE DIE #2, BUFFY SEASON 12 THE RECKONING #3, LEGEND OF KORRA VOL 03, and X-MEN RED #7! All great reasons to us! See you soon.
We gots yer comics, right here! We gots BATMAN #53, GIDEON FALLS #6, CODA #4, TONY STARK IRON MAN #3, JUSTICE LEAGUE #6, KILL OR BE KILLED TP VOL 04, and THOR #4, to name a few. And we also gots these newbies: •CROWDED #1 Ten minutes in the future, the world runs on an economy of job shares and apps, including Reapr: a crowdfunding platform to fund assassinations. Charlie Ellison leads a quiet, normal life until she's suddenly targeted by a million-dollar Reapr campaign. Hunted by all of Los Angeles, Charlie hires Vita, the lowest-rated bodyguard on the Dfend app. •EXTERMINATION #1 The original X-Men team of teen mutants have been shunted through time to find a world they barely recognize. Now, finding themselves targeted for death, the future of mutantkind lies squarely in the hands of its past. •PEARL #1 From writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos, PEARL is the story of an exceptional tattoo artist and accidental assassin for one of the modern-day San Francisco Yakuza. When Pearl accidentally meets her doppelgänger from another clan, she starts to dream of a better life. But Pearl has a very special ability that keeps pulling her back into the violent world she is desperate to escape. •BROBOTS HC VOL 03 SHOUJO SHENANIGANS The BroBots return in another thrilling, top-billing adventure-with cousins Mary Ann-droid and Barbara Ann-droid in tow! Against their biggest, baddest foe yet, do the BroBots-and their cousins-stand a chance? Art by Chicago's own SEAN DOVE! •SCIENCE COMICS TREES Branch out! Discover the importance of trees with Andy Hirsch in this volume of Science Comics! In Trees we follow an acorn as it learns about its future as Earth's largest, longest-living plant. Starting with the seed's germination, we learn about each stage until the tree's maturation, different types of trees, and the roles trees take on in our ecosystem. •SHEETS GN Marjorie Glatt feels like a ghost. A practical thirteen-year-old girl who is left in charge of the family's haunted laundromat after her mother's unexpected death. Her daily routine features unforgiving customers, her grieving father, and the fastidious Mr. Saubertuck who is committed to destroying everything she's worked for. Wendell IS a ghost. A boy who lost his life much too young, his daily routine features ineffective death therapy, a sheet-dependent identity, and a dangerous need to seek purpose in the forbidden human world. •STAR WARS BECKETT #1 Tobias Beckett taught Han Solo everything he knows about surviving hoodlum-filled cantinas and backwater worlds. But who is this career outlaw and why is ENFYS NEST- one of the galaxy's most dangerous and brutal marauders - so dead set on taking him down once and for all? So we gots all those, and YOU can gots ‘em, too, starting Wednesday, August 15th, 2018.