IMAGE COMICS August 2018 Solicitations

Image Comics August 2018 cover
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LEVIATHAN #1
STORY: JOHN LAYMAN
ART / COVER: NICK PITARRA & MICHAEL GARLAND
AUGUST 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
SERIES PREMIERE
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), along with soon-to-be-nominated-for-best-colorist MICHAEL GARLAND (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS) for an eye-popping, face-melting, reality-defying, nonstop rush of pure adrenaline.

PERDY, VOL. 1 HC
STORY / ART / COVER: KICKLIY
SEPTEMBER 5 / 160 PAGES / FC / M / $19.99
8.07 x 10.83 trim size
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.
A new western series from Angoulême Award nominee, and international star, KICKLIY.

COLD SPOTS #1 (OF 5)
STORY:CULLEN BUNN
ART / COVER: MARK TORRES
AUGUST 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
MINISERIES PREMIERE
Psychological terror, the undead, and a supernaturally bitter cold come together in this spine-tingling new series from CULLEN BUNN (REGRESSION, Harrow County) and MARK TORRES (Zombies vs. Robots: Undercity).
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...

CROWDED #1
STORY:CHRISTOPHER SEBELA
ART / COVER A:RO STEIN & TED BRANDT
COLORS:TRIONA FARRELL
COVER B:RACHAEL STOTT
AUGUST 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
SERIES PREMIERE
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. As the campaign picks up speed, they’ll have to figure out who wants Charlie dead before the campaign’s 30 days—or their lives—are over.
From Eisner-nominated writer CHRISTOPHER SEBELA (Heartthrob, We(l)come Back, Harley Quinn), RO STEIN & TED BRANDT (Captain Marvel, Raven: The Pirate Princess), TRIONA FARRELL (Runaways, Mech Cadet Yu), and CARDINAL RAE (BINGO LOVE, ROSE).

CURSE WORDS SUMMER SWIMSUIT SPECIAL #1 (ONE-SHOT)
STORY: CHARLES SOULE
ART / COVER B: JOE QUINONES
COVER A: RYAN BROWNE
AUGUST 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
SEE: Sizzajee’s sinister sorcerers sweating their way through the sunny, sultry, summertime season back in the Hole World. SEE: a hogtaur in a Speedo! SEE: an invisible wizard with a sunburn! SEE: such sights! Such glorious sights! JOIN US.

HEY KIDS! COMICS! #1
STORY / ART:HOWARD VICTOR CHAYKIN
COVER:DON CAMERON
AUGUST 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
SERIES PREMIERE
HEY KIDS! COMICS!takes its cue from nearly a century of turbulence and triumph, despair and drama in the comic book racket.
Artists and writers, con men and clowns, ganefs and gangsters, create the foundations of today’s biggest entertainment business—or at least the tail that wags the dog.
Some of it really happened, and the names have been changed to protect the innocent and guilty...
... although in the end, everyone was guilty of something.

AGE OF BRONZE, VOL. 1: A THOUSAND SHIPS TP
STORY / ART / COVER:ERIC SHANOWER
SEPTEMBER 12 / 224 PAGES / FC / T+ / $19.99
ADVANCE SOLICIT
NOW IN FULL COLOR!
A brand-new look for multiple Eisner-winner ERIC SHANOWER’s hard-hitting version of the Trojan War. The politics and passion get turned up to eleven when colorist JOHN DALLAIRE injects his vibrant palette into the enduring epic.
Helen runs off with Paris. Agamemnon declares war on Troy. Achilles hides among girls. Odysseus goes mad. And that’s only the beginning.
Collects AGE OF BRONZE #1-9

DRY COUNTY COMPLETE TP
STORY / ART / COVER: RICH TOMMASO
ADVANCE SOLICIT

SEPTEMBER 12 / 136 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99
Meet Lou Rossi, a Generation X slacker who’s out of step with the rave culture of Miami, 1990. He’s a freelance newspaper artist, an aspiring author, a 21-year-old virgin... and suddenly an amateur detective. His humdrum life takes a turn when he meets—and quickly falls in love with—the young and beautiful Janet Laughton. But when she suddenly vanishes, leaving only a cryptic note behind, Lou will have to pull out all the stops to track her down.
Collects DRY COUNTY #1-5

LIL’ DONNIE, VOL. 1: EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE HC
STORY / ART / COVER:MIKE NORTON
AUGUST 22 / 80 PAGES / FC / T+ / $12.99
9 x 6 landscape format
Finally, the acclaimed Rueben Award-nominated webcomic is collected! 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! Get one while we still have a first amendment!
Collects the first 125 LIL’ DONNIE comic strips

PRISM STALKER, VOL. 1  TP
STORY / ART / COVER: SLOANE LEONG
ADVANCE SOLICIT
SEPTEMBER 5 / 152 PAGES / FC / T+ / $14.99
Far from the border of colonized space, a newly discovered planet teems violently with strange psychic life and puzzling telekinetic ecology. Vep, a refugee raised away from her devastated home planet as an indentured citizen in a foreign colony, is taken by a private military firm to assist in settling the new planet. What awaits her will test the limits of her will as she grapples with the strange power the planet exerts over her...
Collects PRISM STALKER #1-5

STAIRWAY, VOL. 1 OGN
STORY: MATT HAWKINS
ART / COVER: RAFFAELE IENCO
AUGUST 22 / 128 PAGES / FC / T+ / $16.99
When a postgraduate student discovers a way to unlock information hidden deep in our “junk DNA,” parts of bio-schematics and other pieces of baffling data are found. This discovery triggers the largest scientific initiative since the Manhattan Projects, with teams of scientists working to collect and collate this information. But will they find a stairway to heaven, or will they unleash something that will kill us all?

TWISTED ROMANCE TP
STORY:  ALEX de CAMPI, MAGEN CUBED & VITA AYALA
ART:  KATIE SKELLY, SARAH HORROCKS, CARLA SPEED McNEIL, ALEJANDRA GUTIÉRREZ, TRUNGLES, MEREDITH McCLAREN, MARGARET TRAUTH & SARAH WINIFRED SEARLE
COVER:ALEJANDRA GUTIÉRREZ
SEPTEMBER 5 / 200 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99
ADVANCE SOLICIT
Four stories of love and lust from comics’ coolest artists and writer ALEX de CAMPI! First, a demon prowls the 1978 New York disco scene in “OLD FLAMES,” drawn by KATIE SKELLY. Then, a curvy photographer’s assistant falls in love with someone way out of her league in “TWINKLE & THE STAR,” with art from ALEJANDRA GUTIÉRREZ. A spacefleet captain captures a most infuriating pirate in “INVINCIBLE HEART,” drawn by CARLA SPEED McNEIL. And a princess runs away with a dragon in “TREASURED,” featuring art by TRUNGLES.
Plus steamy prose romance stories from awesome folks likeMAGEN CUBED andVITA AYALA, and more comics shorts about love fromMEREDITH McCLAREN, SARAH HORROCKS, MARGARET TRAUTH, andSARAH WINIFRED SEARLE.
Collects TWISTED ROMANCE #1-4

ANALOG #5
STORY: GERRY DUGGAN
ART / COVER A: DAVID O’SULLIVAN
COLORS: MIKE SPICER
COVER B:JASON LATOUR
AUGUST 15 / 24 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
END OF STORY ARC
CHAPTER FIVE
Image’s hit new ongoing series wraps the first arc with a bang. Jack’s got a briefcase of secrets to deliver, some hard men on his tail, and his past coming back to haunt him. If you like future noir spy stories with accents of romance, comedy, and revenge, the end of our first arc is for you.

APHRODITE V #2
STORY: BRYAN HILL
ART / COVER: JEFF SPOKES
AUGUST 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Los Angeles has a new hero in Aphrodite, but a villain from Martin’s past threatens the city. Martin may not trust an android, but he’s going to need one.

THE BEAUTY #22
STORY: JEREMY HAUN & JASON A. HURLEY
ART: THOMAS NACHLIK
COVER A: JEREMY HAUN & NICK FILARDI
COVER B: EVAN WALDINGER
AUGUST 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
NEW STORY ARC
Everyone’s favorite criminal duo, Ezerae and Timo, are back! Revenge and mayhem follow in their wake.

BLACK CLOUD, VOL. 2: NO RETURN TP
STORY: JASON LATOUR & IVAN BRANDON
ART / COVER:GREG HINKLE, PAUL REINWAND & MATT WILSON
AUGUST 29 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99
Frank is stuck in the middle as Zelda’s world deals with the aftermath of the disaster she caused... a world that finally has to address how profoundly dangerous Zelda Barrett is.
Collects BLACK CLOUD #6-10

BLACK SCIENCE #38
STORY:RICK REMENDER
ART / COVER A:MATTEO SCALERA & MORENO DINISIO
COVER B: CREATURE BOX
AUGUST 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
END OF STORY ARC
“LATER THAN YOU THINK,” Conclusion
Grant and Sara McKay stand at the center of the Onion, finding not heaven or hell, damnation or redemption, but a truth far grander and stranger than even the Dimensionauts could ever have imagined.
 

COPPERHEAD #22
STORY: SCOTT GODLEWSKI & JAY FAERBER
ART / COVER: SCOTT GODLEWSKI & RON RILEY
AUGUST 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
SERIES FINALE
This is it. The end. The siege on Copperhead is over. Who will be left standing when the dust settles?

COYOTES #5
STORY: SEAN LEWIS
ART / COVER: CAITLIN YARSKY
AUGUST 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
NEW STORY ARC
Red stumbles onto a group of women putting the men who attacked them on trial. As she watches them forgive their attackers, she is aghast. And then one mentions her sister... Questions will be answered and origins will be revealed in the next chapter of this cult favorite.

CRUDE #5
STORY: STEVE ORLANDO
ART / COVER: GARRY BROWN & LEE LOUGHRIDGE
AUGUST 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Blackstone is ready to explode! Piotr has beaten every thug, mercenary, and soldier Petropinnacle has sent to kill him. Now, the city’s true ruler steps up to show this tired KGB dog what true power is.

CYBER FORCE #5
STORY: BRYAN HILL & MATT HAWKINS
ART / COVER: ATILIO ROJO
AUGUST 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
NEW STORY ARC
With the world still reeling from the sudden blackout of all networked technology, Stryker, Aphrodite, and Velocity are sent to find a deadly bounty hunter that could help them bring order to the chaos… but this bounty hunter has a secret that might stop CYBER FORCE before it starts.
 

CYBER FORCE: REBIRTH, VOL. 4 TP
STORY: MARC SILVESTRI, MATT HAWKINS & BRYAN HILL
ART: RODRIGO ZAYAS, CHRISTIAN DUCE & JEFF SPOKES
COVER:MARC SILVESTRI
AUGUST 29 / 128 PAGES / FC / T+ / $16.99
Cyberforce has nearly claimed Jackie Estacado’s body from a ruthless collector who wants the power of the darkness for himself, but Morgan Stryker and his team must also deal with a man from his past who wants nothing more than Morgan and Velocity’s death… and none of them are prepared for what The Darkness wants from them all.
Collects part two of the Line Webtoon CYBER FORCE webcomic.

DARK FANG #7
STORY: MILES GUNTER
ART / COVER:KELSEY SHANNON
AUGUST 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“MOON FIGHT,” Part Two
Valla is on the Moon, surrounded by robots building a casino, and she’s starving. But somewhere in the massive complex is a sole human overseer with a body full of the blood she needs. All she has to do is find them.

DAYS OF HATE #7 (OF 12)
STORY: ALEŠ KOT
ART: DANIJEL ŽEŽELJ
COLORS: JORDIE BELLAIRE
COVER: DANIJEL ŽEŽELJ & TOM MULLER
AUGUST 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
NEW STORY ARC
The plan skips a beat. Someone is lost.

THE DEAD HAND #5
STORY:KYLE HIGGINS
ART / COVER: STEPHEN MOONEY & JORDIE BELLAIRE
AUGUST 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“COLD WAR RELICS,” Part Five
How was Roger created? How might he be stopped? All of Operation Dead Hand’s secrets, revealed.

DEADLY CLASS, VOL. 7: LOVE LIKE BLOOD TP
STORY: RICK REMENDER
ART: WES CRAIG & JORDAN BOYD
COVER: WES CRAIG
AUGUST 22 / 120 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99
Marcus and Maria have resurfaced, and with them a whole ocean of bad blood crashes on the shores. Shabnam and the Student Council are out to put Marcus and Maria in the grave for good this time, Saya’s maniacal brother Kenji stokes the flames of hatred, and in the shadows of those flames looms Headmaster Lin, waiting to reward whoever is left standing with a place by his side—or a sharp knife in the back.
It’s 1989 and the era is drawing to a close, but it’s going to take as many poor bastards with it into oblivion as it can.
Collects DEADLY CLASS#32-35

DEATH OR GLORY #4
STORY: RICK REMENDER
ART / COVER A: BENGAL
COVER B: ANDREW ROBINSON
AUGUST 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
When faced with true evil, Glory must decide if she’ll turn and run, or put the pedal down and face it head-on.

EAST OF WEST #39
STORY: JONATHAN HICKMAN
ART / COVER: NICK DRAGOTTA
AUGUST 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
NEW STORY ARC
“THESE BROTHERS OF DESTINY”
The army of the Prophet masses, preparing to conquer the world.

EAST OF WEST, VOL. 8 TP
STORY: JONATHAN HICKMAN
ART / COVER: NICK DRAGOTTA
AUGUST 8 / 144 PAGES / FC / T+ / $16.99
We catch up with Death and Babylon in this eighth volume of the bestselling series EAST OF WEST.
Collects EAST OF WEST #35-38

ECLIPSE #9
STORY: ZACK KAPLAN
ART / COVER B: GIOVANNI TIMPANO
COVER A: JAMES STOKOE
AUGUST 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
NEW STORY ARC
In a world where sunlight is deadly, former solar engineer David Baxter rushes to escape back into New York City before sunrise, while Cielo Brandt, daughter of a corrupt solar tycoon, searches for the mysterious Scientist responsible for an immunity to dangerous sunlight—a Scientist with his own plans in mind.

ELSEWHERE, VOL. 2 TP
STORY: JAY FAERBER
ART / COVER: SUMEYYE KESGIN & RON RILEY
AUGUST 29 / 112 PAGES / FC / T / $16.99
Amelia Earhart and her Korvathian ally, Cort, embark on an epic journey in search of a mythical portal that might connect to Earth. Along the way, they encounter new friends, make new enemies, and uncover long-buried secrets. And just how does D. B. Cooper fit into all of this?
Collects ELSEWHERE #5-8

EVOLUTION #9
STORY: JAEMES ASMUS, JOSEPH KEATINGE & CHRISTOPHER SEBELA
ART / COVER: JOE INFURNARI & JORDAN BOYD
AUGUST 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Abe plays a game of cat and mouse with the authorities while Claire and Rochelle make contact with the cult that’s shadowed their every move since issue #1.

FARMHAND #2
STORY: ROB GUILLORY
ART / COVER: ROB GUILLORY & TAYLOR WELLS
AUGUST 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Ezekiel Jenkins just wants to forget his past. Unfortunately, now that he’s returned to his family’s farm, that’s going to be damn near impossible. And if dealing with his own demons isn’t enough, today he’ll be dealing with a few of his father’s as well.

FEAR AGENT: FINAL EDITION, VOL. 3 TP
STORY:RICK REMENDER
ART:TONY MOORE & MIKE HAWTHORNE
COVER:TONY MOORE
SEPTEMBER 5 / 240 PAGES / FC / T+ / $19.99
ADVANCE SOLICIT
Following a genocidal amalgamation campaign by the terrifying Tetaldian robot empire, Heath Huston finds himself as the sole surviving human in the universe. Now the prime target of the robotic hordes and their sinister co-conspirators, Heath sets off to uncover the secret history of the Tetaldians—and a chance to set things straight.
The stakes couldn’t be higher as the disgraced Fear Agent is presented with one final shot at the redemption he’s ached for his entire drunken life. Don’t miss the grand finale of the pulp sci-fi smash hit.
Collects FEAR AGENT #22-32

FLAVOR #4
STORY: JOSEPH KEATINGE
ART / COVER: WOOK JIN CLARK & TAMRA BONVILLAIN
AUGUST 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
The dark secrets behind The Bowl simmer as Xoo gets into hot water. Everything’s rotten from the inside out and no one is safe. PLUS: every issue includes exclusive bonus materials by the creative team and famed author of Ingredient: Unveiling the Essential Elements of Food, Ali Bouzari!

GASOLINA #11
STORY: SEAN MACKIEWICZ
ART / COVER: NIKO WALTER & MAT LOPES
AUGUST 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
A stunning cartel assassin makes a bold move against Los Queridos, and Randy’s trapped in a town with a horrible secret—and Amalia’s nowhere to be found.

GIDEON FALLS #6
STORY / COVER B: JEFF LEMIRE
ART / COVER A: ANDREA SORRENTINO
AUGUST 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
END OF STORY ARC
A 2018 Eisner Award nominee for Best Writer, JEFF LEMIRE!
“THE BLACK BARN,” Conclusion
Father Fred enters The Black Barn on a daring rescue attempt but nothing can prepare him for the horrors within. Meanwhile Norton and Angie delve deeper into Norton’s past and zero in on the secrets of the Barn.

THE GRAVEDIGGERS UNION #9
STORY / ART / COVER A: WES CRAIG
ART: TOBY CYPRESS & NIKO GUARDIA
COVER B: NIC KLEIN
AUGUST 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
SERIES FINALE
For the earth to live, mankind must die…

HACK / SLASH RESURRECTION #10
STORY: TINI HOWARD
ART: CELOR & K. MICHAEL RUSSELL
COVER A: RICHARD PACE
COVER B: JIM TERRY
AUGUST 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
More mayhem, murder, monsters, and mankinis as Cassie and Vlad team with Vampirella to save a nice little town from its dark history, while discovering more about Cassie’s lineage.

HIT-GIRL #7
STORY: JEFF LEMIRE
ART / COVERS A & B: EDUARDO RISSO
COVER C: SKOTTIE YOUNG
AUGUST 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Written by JEFF LEMIRE, a 2018 Eisner Award nominee for Best Writer!
Hit-Girl’s holed up in a cabin in the woods, nursing bear-trap wounds and recovering from a fall through the ice. But Billy Baker and his gang have found her hideout, and these local hunters can track anything in the snow. How many can Hit-Girl slay before the Mounties show up?

I HATE FAIRYLAND, VOL. 4 TP
STORY / ART / COVER: SKOTTIE YOUNG
AUGUST 29 / 120 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99
What started as a normal, everyday, child-sucked-into-a-magical-land-to-fulfill-an-inane-quest has changed Fairyland forever. In the continuation of SKOTTIE YOUNG’S saccharine fantasy-satire, Gertrude hands over the spotlight to Larry, Duncan Dragon, and some of Fairyland’s other supporting cast, misfits, and forgotten threats.
Collects I HATE FAIRYLAND #16-20

ICE CREAM MAN #6
STORY:W. MAXWELL PRINCE
ART / COVER A:MARTÍN MORAZZO & CHRIS O’HALLORAN
COVER B:CHRISTIAN WARD
AUGUST 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“STRANGE NEAPOLITAN”
Sometimes, without a word, your life splits into three.

IMAGE+ #12
“WYTCHES: BAD EGG,” PART 12
STORY: SCOTT SNYDER
ART: JOCK & MATT HOLLINGSWORTH
AUGUST 1 / 80 PAGES / FC / $1.99
IMAGE+ captures the unrelenting imagination and inspired craft behind the comics redefining the industry now. Packed with exclusive previews, features, and art walkthroughs, this issue features NICK PITARRA and his frenzied art for his Kaiju-themed blockbuster with writer JOHN LAYMAN, LEVIATHAN. We also explore the deep chronology behind Image’s longest-running books, with writers charting their process for evolving characters and worlds over decades.
SCOTT SNYDERand JOCK’s WYTCHES: BAD EGG reaches its unnerving penultimate chapter, as two boys discover the monsters lurking in the woods—and in their families—who have sold their souls to eldritch horrors. IMAGE+ is free with any purchase of Diamond’s Previews.

ISOLA #5
STORY: BRENDEN FLETCHER & KARL KERSCHL
ART / COVER B: KARL KERSCHL & MSASSYK
COVER A: KARL KERSCHL
AUGUST 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
END OF STORY ARC
Rook and Olwyn face each other at the end of the road.
Recommended for fans of Studio Ghibli and the work of Hayao Miyazaki.
ISOLA WILL RETURN IN JANUARY 2019.

KILL OR BE KILLED, VOL. 4 TP
STORY: ED BRUBAKER
ART: SEAN PHILLIPS & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER
COVER:SEAN PHILLIPS
AUGUST 15 / 144 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99
Dylan has committed himself, but now trapped behind the walls of a mental institution, he finds the evil and corruption of the outside world have followed him there.
Collects KILL OR BE KILLED #15-20

THE LAST SIEGE #3 (OF 8)
STORY: LANDRY Q. WALKER
ART / COVER A: JUSTIN GREENWOOD
COLORS: ERIC JONES
COVER B: RAMON VILLALOBOS
AUGUST 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
On the outskirts of the forest, Feist’s men prepare to seize the castle, promising to rain death upon the defenders. Unaware of this peril, the court advisors search for clues to the origin of the mysterious Stranger.

MAESTROS #7
STORY / ART / COVER: STEVE SKROCE
AUGUST 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
END OF STORY ARC
A 2018 Eisner Award nominee for Best New Series and Best Coloring by DAVE STEWART!
The Book of Remaking has been opened and its spell cast; all of creation has been undone and all that is left is the great stillness of Emptiness... and Mardok. But something stirs in the dark. Something with over ten hours of battery life…

MAGE: THE HERO DENIED #11 (OF 15)
STORY / ART / COVER: MATT WAGNER
AUGUST 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
Desperation leads Kevin Matchstick to follow an elusive trail in the search for his missing family even as, undaunted, Magda and Hugo venture into the unknown in an attempt to escape their captors. Meanwhile, the Umbra Mother goes to extreme lengths to revitalize her dwindling power.

THE MAGIC ORDER #3 (OF 6)
STORY: MARK MILLAR
ART / COVERS A & B: OLIVIER COIPEL
AUGUST 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
With each wizard brutally murdered, Madame Albany comes another step closer to seizing the dark power of the Orichalcum as her own. The next kill on her list: Leonard Moonstone. Is her gruesome assassin powerful enough to destroy the leader of The Magic Order?

MEDIEVAL SPAWN / WITCHBLADE #4 (OF 4)
STORY:BRIAN HABERLIN & BRIAN HOLGUIN
ART / COVER:BRIAN HABERLIN
AUGUST 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $2.99
MINISERIES FINALE
Spawn and Witchblade in a battle to end all battles to save our world. This series grand finale is not to be missed!

NEW LIEUTENANTS OF METAL #2 (OF 4)
STORY: JOE CASEY
ART / COVER: ULISES FARINAS
AUGUST 8 / 40 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
The search for Manowarrior begins! But can they find him in time?

THE NEW WORLD #2 (OF 5)
STORY: ALEŠ KOT
ART: TRADD MOORE & HEATHER MOORE
COVERS A & B:TRADD MOORE, HEATHER MOORE & TOM MULLER
COVER C: TOM MULLER
AUGUST 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
On the run, but not the way you might think. Unless… you guessed.

OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #6
STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN
ART: LORENZO DE FELICI & ANNALISA LEONI
COVER: LORENZO DE FELICI
AUGUST 8 / 28 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
END OF STORY ARC
Nathan’s world is collapsing around him. Things on Earth couldn’t be going any worse, and in Oblivion, Nathan has found a large group of survivors... who don’t want to leave.

OUTPOST ZERO #2
STORY: SEAN KELLEY McKEEVER
ART / COVER: ALEXANDRE TEFENKGI & JEAN-FRANCOIS BEAULIEU
AUGUST 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99
As the Outpost struggles to rebound in the aftermath of a disastrous storm, Alea comes face to face with a loss she never expected… and refuses to accept.

PAPER GIRLS #23
STORY: BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
ART: CLIFF CHIANG & MATT WILSON
COVER: CLIFF CHIANG
AUGUST 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
New friends are silver, but old friends may be the only ones who can help the Paper Girls survive the year 2171.

PARADISO #6
STORY: RAM V
ART / COVER A: DEV PRAMANIK & ALBA CARDONA
COVER B: MARTIN SIMMONDS
AUGUST 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“DARK DWELLERS,” Part Two
In the city beneath the city, Jack learns more of his past and his connection to Paradiso. Relationships are strained as revelations lead to distrust and Paradiso intervenes once more to save a seemingly inconsequential life.

PORT OF EARTH #8
STORY:ZACK KAPLAN
ART / COVER: ANDREA MUTTI
AUGUST 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
END OF STORY ARC
For the first time ever, news cameras and human eyes see inside the Port of Earth as ESA Agents Rice and McIntyre confront a deadly assassin. But can they control their emotions and bring the alien to justice without threatening the stability of our deal with the alien Consortium?

POSTAL, VOL. 7 TP
STORY: BRYAN HILL
ART / COVER:ISAAC GOODHART
AUGUST 15 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99
The war for Eden is over, but Laura faces the most important choice of her life: what to do with her son Mark’s future.
Collects POSTAL #25, POSTAL: MARK, POSTAL: LAURA

PROXIMA CENTAURI #3 (OF 6)
STORY / ART / COVER: FAREL DALRYMPLE
BACK COVER: REBECCA KIRBY
AUGUST 15 / 24 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
“PROXIMA CENTAURI,” Part Three
After another emotional outburst, teenage wizard Sherwood Breadcoat goes on a bike ride and is challenged by a host of menacing characters.

THE REALM #9
STORY: SETH M. PECK
ART: JEREMY HAUN
COVER A: JEREMY HAUN & NICK FILARDI
COVER B: CHRISTOPHER MITTEN
AUGUST 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Will’s terrible secret is revealed! Plus: meet… “The Crow Feeders”!

REDNECK #14
STORY: DONNY CATES
ART / COVER: LISANDRO ESTHERREN & DEE CUNNIFFE
AUGUST 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
After the events of last issue, Bartlett will forever be a changed man. Can the Bowmans and July’s family ever co-exist? And what in the hell is the Parliament of Elders?

ROSE, VOL. 2 TP
STORY: MEREDITH FINCH
ART / COVER: IG GUARA
AUGUST 15 / 160 PAGES / FC / T+ / $16.99
A ghost from the past threatens to derail Rose’s desperate search for her companions and calls into question her worthiness to become a Guardian.  While Thorne struggles to come to terms with Rose’s new knight protector, Drucilla’s magical collar compels him to commit an unthinkable act.  Will’s commitment to the rebellion is tested with Ila’s capture and secrets long hidden are finally revealed in the dungeons of Ttereve.
Collects ROSE #7-12

ROYAL CITY #14
STORY / ART / COVER A: JEFF LEMIRE
COVER B: EMI LENOX
COVER C: RAY FAWKES
AUGUST 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
SERIES FINALE
A 2018 Eisner Award nominee for Best New Series and Best Writer, JEFF LEMIRE!
The critically acclaimed, multi-generational saga of the Pike family comes to its conclusion as the ghosts of the past catch up to them and point the Pike Family toward an unexpected future.

RUMBLE #6
STORY: JOHN ARCUDI
ART / COVER A: DAVID RUBÍN
COVER B: PETER SNEJBJERG
AUGUST 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
NEW STORY ARC
With art by DAVID RUBÍN, a 2018 Eisner Award nominee for both Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team and Best Coloring!
“THINGS REMOTE,” Part One
Rathraq has discovered his immortal heart lies at the bottom of the Lake Kitchuron. Now he, Bobby, Timah, Cogan, and Del set sail to recover it.

SAVAGE DRAGON #237
STORY / ART / COVER: ERIK LARSEN
AUGUST 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“BEWARE THE SCOURGE”
Enter the sinister leader of Toronto’s underworld: the deadly Scourge! Malcolm Dragon faces his biggest challenge to date and the world he knows hangs in the balance.

SCALES & SCOUNDRELS #11
STORY: SEBASTIAN GIRNER
ART / COVER A: GALAAD
COVER B: GALAAD & JEFF POWELL
AUGUST 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / E / $3.99
NEW STORY ARC
“RITES OF SEPARATION,” Part One (of Two)
Dorma returns home from her adventures in the Dragon’s Maw to deliver the sad news of her brother’s passing to their parents. While preparing the burial rites for his journey to the afterlife, she must face the darkness of her ancestral home that she’s feared all her life.

SEVEN TO ETERNITY #11
STORY: RICK REMENDER
ART / COVER A: JEROME OPEÑA & MATT HOLLINGSWORTH
COVER B: BENGAL
AUGUST 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
The Mosak are on Adam Osidis and the Mud King’s trail, led by the best tracker in all of Zhal: Adam’s own daughter.

SEX CRIMINALS, VOL. 5: FIVE-FINGERED DISCOUNT TP
STORY: MATT FRACTION
ART / COVER: CHIP ZDARSKY
AUGUST 8 / 128 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99
Suzie and Jon have that special something—when they have sex, they freeze time and do crimes. Well—they HAD that special something. In the aftermath of what would appear to be a breakup, where do our two love-crazy time-freezing sex-having bank robbers go? REBOUND AHOY! Also everything gets more dangerous and complicated? But it's okay.
Collects SEX CRIMINALS #21-25

SHANGHAI RED #3
STORY: CHRISTOPHER SEBELA
ART / COVER A: JOSHUA HIXSON
COVER B: TESS FOWLER
AUGUST 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
With two of the men who abducted her carved off her list, Red’s hands are bloody again as she looks to take out the rest of the names responsible. But when she’s detoured into the heart of Portland’s corruption and comes face to face with her sister, Red will face some ugly truths about how far from home she really is and how much longer her list needs to be.

SKYWARD #5
STORY: JOE HENDERSON
ART: LEE GARBETT & ANTONIO FABELA
COVER: LEE GARBETT
AUGUST 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $3.99
END OF STORY ARC
“MY LOW-G LIFE,” Conclusion
The pulse-pounding conclusion of our first arc! Everything comes to a head as Willa takes the fight to Barrow. And not everyone’s getting out of this one alive…

SNOTGIRL #11
STORY / COVER B: BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY
ART / COVER A: LESLIE HUNG
AUGUST 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
NEW STORY ARC
Chapter 11: “MY SECOND DATE”
While her friends have some concerns, Lottie just wants to take her relationship with Caroline to the next level—which is why she’s keeping it a complete secret!

SPAWN #289
STORY: TODD McFARLANE
ART: JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER
COVER A: FRANCESCO MATTINA
COVER B:JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER
AUGUST 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / T / $2.99
The countdown to the giant-sized 300th issue begins here!
Spawn catches his first victim as he continues to search for the men responsible for his wife's death.

STELLAR #3
STORY: JOSEPH KEATINGE
ART / COVER: BRET BLEVINS
AUGUST 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
Across innumerable years and countless galaxies, Zenith has pursued Stellar. He was always the worst of the ultimate weapons, and now he’s finally found her… but, boy, has she changed.

STRAY BULLETS: SUNSHINE & ROSES, VOL. 2 TP
STORY / ART / COVER:DAVID LAPHAM
AUGUST 29 / 248 PAGES / BW / M / $19.99
What would you do for love? How far would you go for revenge? “SUNSHINE & ROSES” tells the story of a boy and a girl: how they fell in love and hatched a scheme to blow up the Baltimore underworld. There is no crime book remotely likeSTRAY BULLETS and with “SUNSHINE & ROSES,” the uncompromising, Eisner Award-winning team of DAVID AND MARIA LAPHAM craft a heist story like you never seen.
Collects STRAY BULLETS: SUNSHINE & ROSES #9-16

THIEF OF THIEVES #39
STORY: BRETT LEWIS
ART / COVER: SHAWN MARTINBROUGH & ADRIANO LUCAS
AUGUST 1 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Conrad Paulson… lives? But he’s stuck in prison. In Russia. In the dead of winter. Surely, it’ll be a piece of cake to break him out, right?

UNNATURAL #2 (OF 12)
STORY / ART / COVER A: MIRKA ANDOLFO
COVER B: ARTGERM
AUGUST 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
While Leslie’s life has just been turned upside down by THAT message, her best friend Trish goes on a hunt to discover what lies beneath her unnatural (and yet attractive) recurring dream. Oh, and who’s the mysterious hooded figure spying on her?

THE WALKING DEAD #182
STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN
ART: CHARLIE ADLARD, STEFANO GAUDIANO & CLIFF RATHBURN
COVER A: CHARLIE ADLARD & DAVE STEWART
COVER B (15TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT): BILL SIENKIEWICZ
AUGUST 1 / 32 PAGES / BW / M / $3.99
John, the savage new leader of the Saviors, has turned over a new leaf... just in time for an alliance with The Commonwealth?

THE WALKING DEAD COMIC BOOK BOX
$13.95
As THE WALKING DEAD hits its 15th Anniversary, what better way to store your collection than in this new TWD-themed short comic storage box from BCW. Double thickness handles and bottom, stackable, holds 150-175 comics.
Interior Dimensions (WxHxL): 7 ? x 10 ? x 15 ½
Exterior Dimensions (WxHxL): 8 ¼ x 11 ½ x 16 ¾

WAYWARD #28
STORY: JIM ZUB
ART / COVER A: STEVEN CUMMINGS & TAMRA BONVILLAIN
COVER B: kiDChan
AUGUST 29 / 24 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
“BOUND TO FATE,” Part Three
Hell on Earth and a hell of a fight. The strings of fate are pulled ever tighter...

THE WEATHERMAN #3
STORY: JODY LEHEUP
ART / COVER A: NATHAN FOX
COVER B: MARCOS MARTIN
AUGUST 15 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Cut off, on the run, and hunted by The Marshal, Nathan and Cross try to stay alive long enough to find Nathan’s lost memory and the key to stopping another world-ending attack. But they’ll have to survive each other first...

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #39
STORY: KIERON GILLEN
ART / COVER A: JAMIE McKELVIE & DEE CUNNIFFE
COVER B: PHIL JIMENEZ & DEE CUNNIFFE
AUGUST 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
END OF STORY ARC
A 2018 Eisner Award nominee for Best Continuing Series and Best Lettering by CLAYTON COWLES!
“MOTHERING INVENTION,” Conclusion
Well, it’s the end of the arc, in just about every way you could define those particular words.

WITCHBLADE #7
STORY:CAITLIN KITTREDGE
ART / COVER: ROBERTA INGRANATA
AUGUST 8 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
NEW STORY ARC
“GOOD INTENTIONS,” Part One
Breaking a demon’s stranglehold on New York City was only the beginning for Alex and Team Witchblade—now somebody much worse than a demon wants the Artifact, and they’ll do anything to get it.

YOUNGBLOOD #14
STORY:CHAD BOWERS
ART / COVER A: CORY HAMSCHER
COVER B: ROB LIEFELD
AUGUST 29 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.99
“THE BLOOD WAR,” Part Two
Chapel and Battlestone’s war over who gets to kill Psi-Fire hardest threatens to leave a Kansas-sized crater in the middle of America. And finally—after thirteen issues—Shaft comes clean about the last mission of the original Youngblood! All your questions will be answered... except that one.

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