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.
August continues its assault on your wallet with these great debuts:
BLACK BADGE #1 by Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins, the team behind GRASS KINGS! “Among their organization, the Black Badges are the elite; the best of the best. They are feared even by the other badges. The missions they take are dangerous, and they will only get worse as their leader’s attention is split between their mission objectives and tracking down a lost team member. A team member who disappeared years ago, presumed dead.”
FANTASTIC FOUR #1 by Dan Slott and Sara Pichelli! “Since the end of SECRET WARS, there's been a gap in the Marvel Universe. A void no other team can fill. And it's time for the world to move on. But can it? A life-changing decision by the Thing! A momentous declaration by the Human Torch! A clarion call-to-arms that summons Doctor Doom! And a signal in the sky that heralds the return of hope to the Marvel Universe! All this, and Alicia Masters adopts kittens! So cute! Plus, the Impossible Man!”
SANDMAN UNIVERSE, a one-shot by a stellar creative line-up overseen by Neil Gaiman! “A rift between worlds has opened, revealing a space beyond the Dreaming. Meanwhile, a book from Lucien's library is discovered by a group of children in the waking world where it should not exist. Lucien calls for Matthew the Raven to seek out their master, Daniel, Lord of Dreams. As Matthew flies across the Waking World and others, he finds a young boy named Timothy Hunter who, in his dreams, has become the world's most powerful magician-but in his nightmares he is the world's greatest villain. A new House has appeared in the realm of the Dreaming: the House of Whispers, with its proprietor, a fortune-teller called Erzulie. And elsewhere, Lucifer has fallen again, only this time he might be trapped in a Hell of his own design.”
SUPERGIRL #21, spinning out of MAN OF STEEL! “Mourning the loss of the Kryptonians wiped out by Rogol Zaar, Supergirl decides to play detective and sets off into deep space to learn more about the would-be usurper. Using whatever tech she can scrounge, Supergirl builds a star cruiser, and after intel from Green Lantern, she blasts off into the cosmos with Rogol Zaar's deadly axe to solve the mystery-along with a traveling companion you won't believe!“
All that, plus new issues for DOMINO, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, CATWOMAN, SUPERMAN, SHE COULD FLY, and so much more! Don’t miss out!
Before you jump headlong into the normal awesomeness of this week's new comics, featuring MISTER MIRACLE #10, PAPER GIRLS #23, BATMAN #52, IMMORTAL HULK #4, BLACK HAMMER: QUANTUM AGE #2, and CAPTAIN AMERICA #2, take a look at these brand new beauties too, to get your August off to the most entertaining and fulfilling start possible. •SEEDS #1 The bees are swarming. What do they know that we don't? The rich have built walls around their wealth and scramble into escape rockets. The romantic and the ruthless cross over into the lawless wilds of Zone-B. A few cantankerous aliens have come to collect the last dregs of humanity's essence for the celestial embryo bank. One of them falls in love. By award-winning artist David Aja (Hawkeye) and writer Ann Nocenti (Daredevil, Catwoman). •LEVIATHAN #1 Poor Ryan DeLuca didn't buy enough beer for his party, and while he was out on a beer run his idiot buddies busted out some mystical arcana and performed a summoning ceremony-a ceremony that summoned a giant monster from hell! Join multiple Eisner-winning writer JOHN LAYMAN (CHEW) and Eisner-nominated artist NICK PITARRA (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS) for an eye-popping, face-melting, reality-defying, nonstop rush of pure adrenaline. •STEVEN UNIVERSE HARMONY #1 As Steven helps Sadie cope with quitting her job at the Big Donut and losing Lars, Steven and the Gems must work together to deactivate an old Diamond Authority artifact called the Harmony Core before it destroys Earth. •INFINITY WARS #1 It's the 3rd week in a row of an "Infinity" book! As the Infinity Stones come to Earth, so too comes the war for control over them. But none who wield the stones know the truth about the power they contain...or what it would take to bring them to their END. •ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS #1 Check out the lost and secret adventures of Damian Wayne (Robin) and Jon Kent (Superboy) in this flashback miniseries that takes a deep dive into the bombastic bromance between the sons of the DC Universe's greatest heroes. It's an epic dual storyline that transcends current events, as Superboy and Robin find themselves targets of an interstellar team of young badasses called the Gang. •TMNT BEBOP ROCKSTEADY HIT THE ROAD #1 Everyone's favorite mutated masters of mayhem, Bebop and Rocksteady, are road tripping back to NYC! But before they can get started on their journey across America, they run into a crazy old enemy who's bent on derailing their trip before it can begin! •WWE ATTITUDE ERA 2018 SPECIAL #1 The most iconic time in Sports Entertainment history comes to life in untold stories of the WWE. This anthology includes stories looking at Stone Cold Steve Austin, the rivalry between the Brothers of Destruction, Undertaker and Kane, and DX's infamous invasion of a certain wrestling program "down South"... •We’ve got 5 New Comics Wednesdays to look forward to in August, so this is just the start!