Femme Power Picks - October 2019!!

October is here and it brings with it an incredible array of new comics and graphic novels!

Even if you're not super glued in to a local comic shop, you've probably heard the hype surrounding the recent X-Men reboot titles House of X and Powers of X. The sixth and final issue in each run comes out this month, followed by the beginning of the first three official titles in the new X-Men universe! In addition to X-Men #1, we also get Marauders (led by Kitty Pryde!) and Excalibur (featuring Jubilee and Rogue!). Whether you're a long time X fan or someone's who's been overwhelmed by the long history and unsure where to jump in, the new titles are worth a read! 

If you're looking for a spooktacular read, then October has you covered! First up, from Dark Horse Comics, comes Ruby Falls, which follows Lana as she tries to solve a cold-case from her sleepy mining town after her dementia-ridden grandmother shares that she witnessed the murder. We love a good murder mystery, and given that its written by (longtime Catwoman author) Ann Nocenti, this is definitely on our list! This month also brings the first issue of r(ender); from Oni Press, which author Leah Williams joked is basically "X-Files, but lesbians and magic." This murder mystery set in a neo-noir fantasy world follows Emie, a photographer who can share the last image seen by the eyes of the dead. Emie teams up with Natalie, a detective, and together they use their skills to solve cold cases. Mysteries + magic make an awesome comic in our book! 

Speaking of magic, the graphic novel we most want to showcase this month is Mooncakes! Part magical mystery and part queer romance, this adorably illustrated book is a recent favorite of ours, and the perfect October read! 

There are so many new comics and graphic novels that we are excited to feature this month, but rather than turn this post into a 60 minute read with our enthusiastic paragraphs on each, we thought it best to use our Instagram to share details of release dates as well as excerpts- so please make sure to keep an eye out on our social media!

And not to be overshadowed by new titles, October brings dozens of returning favorite comic series like Captain Marvel, Catwoman, DIE, Ghosted in L.A., Harleen, Ironheart, Lois Lane, Something is Killing the Children and so many others!

And in case you missed it: You can now purchase comics and graphic novels in our shop! We are slowly adding inventory as we get things situated, so bear with us! As we decide what we should stock in the shop, we would love your feedback, so always feel free to send us an email or leave us a message on Facebook or Instagram!

Scroll down to see cover art and brief descriptions from the publishers for all the titles (listed in alphabetical order). To get more information, including anticipated release dates, click on the cover images and head on over to Previews World. 

A Witch's Printing Office Vol. 01

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(W) Mochinchi (A/CA) Yasuhiro Miyama

Mika Kamiya was a completely average girl on her way back home from Japan's biggest amateur comics and book-selling event, Comic Market...until she got whisked off to a parallel fantasy world! To get back home, Mika is going to have to look for transportation magic at the magic tome-selling event, Magic Market!

Adventure Finders: The Edge of Empire #3

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(W) Rod Espinosa (A/CA) Rod Espinosa

The adventure continues! Plucky Clariette and her friends were thrown off the deep end on their first days adventuring when they got caught up in the middle of a huge battle! The ruined royal caravan of Lord Justinius far behind them quickly disintegrating, they are pursued relentlessly in the forest by orcs and their ogre leaders! Their injuries begin to catch up with them as they struggle on to reach a safe haven. But things are just getting worse. Now, something else watches them from the foliage, keeping track of their progress.

Aero #4

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(W) Zhou Liefen, Greg Pak (A) Pop Mhan (A/CA) Keng

WATER AND JADE!

• LING'S boyfriend wants to know why she's late for their date and her mother wants to know why she never calls, but Ling has bigger problems...
• ...fighting to save innocents from a mysterious vortex in the river and uncovering a shocking new threat!
• Meanwhile, in our second story, co-written by Greg Pak and NEBULA-WINNING science fiction and fantasy writer Alyssa Wong, WAVE and AERO continue to unlock the mystery of ALONTECH - and Wave's own origins!

The Amazing Mary Jane #1

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(W) Leah Williams (A) Carlos E. Gomez (CA) Humberto Ramos

One lucky lady just hit the jackpot with her own series - THE AMAZING MARY JANE #1 by writer Leah Williams and artist Carlos Gomez will bow this October, putting the spotlight on the love of Peter Parker's life! But if Spider-history has taught us anything, such a position is rarely a good one and usually spells trouble! In a story spinning from the pages of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25, Mary Jane Watson just got her big shot - but at what cost? And can she really trust anyone as she pursues her Hollywood dreams?Mary Jane is no stranger to drama, so you can be sure that THE AMAZING MARY JANE will be offering up action, glamor, grit, and even a little sass in this new ongoing series, coming in October!

Archie #708

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(W) Nick Spencer, Mariko Tamaki (A) Sandy Jarrell (CA) Derek Charm

Archie and Sabrina have been successful at keeping their relationship a secret from everyone-even despite Archie's now-public persona. But can they continue their mystery around the people in Sabrina's life? Meanwhile, Reggie and Jughead continue to investigate their own mystery... and stumble upon some big hints! PLUS: We're honoring all our furry friends with a very special PET PALS photo variant as Archie Comics is proud to support the ASPCA® and its mission to save lives. To learn more, visit: aspca.org

Archie: Halloween Spectacular #1

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(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Dan Parent

Get ready for a hauntingly hilarious collection of some of the best Halloween stories Archie has to offer!

Ascender #6

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(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen

NEW STORY ARC
"THE DEAD SEA," Part One (of Five)

The hit fantasy series from powerhouse creative team JEFF LEMIRE and DUSTIN NGUYEN continues! After a bruising escape attempt, Andy finds himself in the clutches of the Militia, which means the murderous Mother can't be far behind. Meanwhile, Mila books passage on a ship piloted by none other than the irascible Captain Telsa!

Avengers #25

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(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Stefano Caselli

GONE TO HELL! CHALLENGE OF THE GHOST RIDERS CONCLUDES!
The Avengers go to hell to join the wild race for the soul of Robbie Reyes, who's desperate to learn the truth once and for all about what sort of Ghost Rider he's become. But those sorts of answers always come with a dreadful cost. Especially when Mephisto is involved.

Batgirl #40

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(W) Cecil Castellucci (A/CA) Carmine Di Giandomenico

Oracle makes her move to confront the creator who abandoned her... Batgirl! But first she must get our hero's attention, and she's got her sights set on Burnside. With the help of her new minions, the Terrible Trio, Oracle's plans for revenge could mean the end for this hip Gotham neighborhood!

Batman: Curse of the White Knight #4

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(W) Sean Murphy (A/CA) Sean Murphy

After a shocking tragedy strikes the Bat-Family and Montoya takes the reins, Babs defies the GTO and goes rogue in the hunt for Azrael. When her new methods prove almost too effective, Batman intervenes-leaving Harley to her own devices in the wake of her own emergency.

Batwoman: Haunted Tides TPB

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(W) J. H. Williams, Haden Blackman (A) J. H. Williams, Amy Reeder, Trevor McCarthy, Rob Hunter, Richard Friend, Pere Perez (CA) Ben Oliver

Monsters from myth and legend are preying upon the children of Gotham City. La Llorona, "The Weeping Woman," drowns her victims in sorrow...or worse. Batwoman is no stranger to sorrow herself. Her mind, body and soul have been battered as never before, but she's emerged stronger than ever. On a collision course with the mother of monsters, no one-not the GCPD, not the Department of Extranormal Operations and not the people who care about her the most-will stop her from seeking justice. Collects BATWOMAN #0-11.

Betty and Veronica Friends Forever: Supernatural Stories #1

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(W) Bill Golliher (A) Various (CA) Dan Parent

Betty and Veronica are your guides in this collection of stories about all things creepy, unearthly and downright spooky!

Black Cat #5

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(W) Jed MacKay (A) Travel Foreman (CA) J. Scott Campbell

• Johnny Storm knew a date with Felicia Hardy would be interesting, but he didn't know it would be OPENING UP GATES TO OTHER DIMESIONS POSSIBLY ENDING THE UNIVERSE interesting.
• But, remember, with the Black Cat, this is either planned or planned around and there's no way Johnny knows what Felicia is going to steal under his and the FF's noses.

Blade Runner 2019 #4

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(W) Michael Green, Mike Johnson (A) Andres Guinaldo (CA) Paul Pope

The climax to the first original comic series set in the world of Blade Runner! Detective Ash discovers the truth behind her mysterious client, his kidnapped family, and the Replicant conspiracy hidden throughout Los Angeles! From writer Michael Green (screenwriter for Blade Runner 2049) and Mike Johnson (Star Trek), and illustrated by Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark, Captain America)!

Blossoms 666 TPB

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(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Laura Braga

Cheryl and Jason Blossom are a pair of seemingly normal kids in Riverdale. They're wealthy, popular and likeable-but they also harbor a deep, dark secret-one of the Blossom Twins is the Anti-Christ. Both want the title, and no one in Riverdale is safe. Collects BLOSSOMS: 666 issues #1 - #5.

Books of Magic #13

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(W) Kat Howard (A) Tom Fowler (CA) Kai Carpenter

Using magic thoughtlessly has left Tim Hunter's family in ruins, and he's ready to give it up entirely. But before he breaks his wand and drowns his books, he's determined to heal the psychic damage he's done to his own father's mind. Unfortunately, like all children, he may not be prepared to handle the truth of what sort of man his father really is...

Boston Metaphysical Society #4

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(W) Madeleine Holly-Rosing (A) Emily Hu

Samuel Hunter, Caitlin, O'Sullivan and Granville Woods battle supernatural forces in late 1800s Boston. Samuel faces a police interrogation that revives his past demons as Granville meets with Thomas Edison; can his new invention help them? And what does Caitlin learn about Tesla that could drive a wedge between the team?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Slay Like A Girl

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(W) Micol Ostow

Buffy the Vampire Slayer turned tired, sexist tropes on their head when it debuted in the '90s and introduced a truly empowered heroine (and a kickass roster of female supporting roles). So who better than Buffy and her fellow babes to teach us how to slay our own personal demons? The ladies have much to offer in terms of savvy insights, observations, and life lessons. Slay Like a Girl examines the groundbreaking female paradigms presented in Buffy and offers digestible, entertaining lessons for slaying at work, in love, and beyond.

Canto #5

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(W) David M. Booher (A/CA) Drew Zucker

Death from above! The Emerald Tower and the Shrouded Man are within reach, but three vicious Furies block Canto's way. Canto battles them bravely with his ax, but can he fight them... in his mind?

Captain Marvel #11

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(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Carmen Nunez Carnero (CA) Mark Brooks

CAPTAIN MARVEL'S LAST STAND!
The world has turned its back on her. Her powers are fading. And Carol Danvers has never felt more lost. But when a world that shunned her needs Captain Marvel, she will answer the call, because that's what heroes do. Carol is in the fight of her life -- one that by it's very nature must destroy her. What will be left when it's all over?

Carmen San Diego Vol. 02: The Fishy Treasure Caper

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This full-color graphic novel, based on the Netflix series starring Gina Rodriguez, introduces kids to geography, culture, and history! Learn about all about Ecuador in this fun, new format! Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? Headed to the South American country of Ecuador for her next caper! It's up to Carmen and her crew to stop VILE from their evil exploits in the waters just off the coast-but what is VILE after this time? Adventure awaits in this action-packed graphic novel starring the world's greatest thief. Available in softcover and hardcover editions.


Catwoman #16

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(W) Joélle Jones (A/CA) Joélle Jones

Selina Kyle joins the Year of the Villain! Finally, Lex Luthor's gift to Catwoman is revealed. While she wants to remain on the side of good, some habits are too hard to break, and some treasures too tempting. Plus, the gift puts Catwoman one step ahead of her top criminal rival in Villa Hermosa, the diabolical Raina Creel. In this big new story arc, Eisner-nominated writer/artist Jo lle Jones brings together the many plot threads she's been building since the series' launch, prepping Catwoman for her next grand adventure. But will she come out the other side as a hero...or villain?

Champions #10

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(W) Jim Zub (A) Steven Cummings (CA) Kim Jacinto

• The next generation made a vow to do better.
• Now, they have to live up to it, as the future of the Champions hangs in the balance.

Coffin Bound #3

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(W) Dan Watters (A/CA) Dani

Champagne! Bloodshed! Uncomfortable silences!
In the clutches of the unstoppable assassin they call the Eartheater, Izzy must break free to rescue those she once cared for from the hands of the murderous poet Paulie. But once they learn of her past sins, will they want her to save them?

Commute: An Illustrated Memoir of Female Shame OGN

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(W) Erin Williams

In Commute, we follow author and illustrator Erin Williams on her daily commute to and from work, punctuated by recollections of sexual encounters as well as memories of her battle with alcoholism, addiction, and recovery. As she moves through the world navigating banal, familiar, and sometimes uncomfortable interactions with the familiar-faced strangers she sees daily, Williams weaves together a riveting collection of flashbacks. Her recollections highlight the indefinable moments when lines are crossed and a woman must ask herself if the only way to avoid being objectified is to simply cease to draw any attention to her physical being.

Copra #1

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(W) Michel Fiffe (A/CA) Michel Fiffe

SERIES PREMIERE COPRA returns in the first issue of its all-new ONGOING SERIES!
Acclaimed comics auteur MICHEL FIFFE picks up where his band of mercenary misfits left off, reintroducing the entire cast of his Suicide Squad-esque revenge machine in a brutal standoff against their own leader. Jump right into the thick of it with the world's greatest action team in this extra-length debut milestone-36 pages for just $3.99!

DC Super Hero Girls: At Metropolis High OGN

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(W) Amy Wolfram (A/CA) Yancy Labat

A new era begins for the DC Super Hero Girls in DC Super Hero Girls At Metropolis High! When Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Green Lantern, Bumblebee, and Zatanna are continually late to class because of their crime-fighting, they are sentenced to joining an after-school club for a whole week-or else they'll be suspended!But finding a club is not as easy as it looks, and when the girls keep finding themselves kicked out of the clubs they like, they must think outside of the box and go outside their comfort zones to avoid suspension. Just when they thought secret identities and balancing school with super-heroics were challenging enough!

Delicious in Dungeon Vol. 07

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(W) Ryoko Kui (A/CA) Ryoko Kui

A new member joins the party! Izutsumi, a cat ninja and shockingly picky eater - how long will she last with Laois and crew as they continue eating their way through the dungeon to find Falin!? Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17

Die #8

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(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Stephanie Hans

"SPLIT THE PARTY," Part Three
The endless social whirl of the popular unpopular kids in Angria threatens to ensnare the party. Mistakes have grown in their absence. Have our heroes?

Doctor Mirage #3

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(W) Magdalene Visaggio (A) Nick Robles (CA) Philip Tan

Doctor Mirage's mind-bending mystery to the other side leads her to a frightening new foe!How death-defying is Doctor Mirage?Featuring the first appearance of a terrifying new villain! Enter: the Embalmer!

Everything #2

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(W) Christopher Cantwell (A/CA) I. N. J. Culbard

EVERYTHING may have become the collective obsession of Holland, Michigan . . . but something dark is quickly happening to its people. Will Remo's hallucinations drive him insane . . . or worse? Is Lori too far gone? And what the hell is going on with Shirley? Everything they know is changing . . . and it might not be for the better.

Excalibur #1

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(W) Tini Howard (A) Marcus To (CA) Mahmud Asrar

A NEW DAWN IS FORGED!

The Otherworld is rocked by war! It is a new era for mutantkind as a new Captain Britain holds the amulet, fighting for the Kingdom of Avalon with her Excalibur at her side - Rogue, Gambit, Rictor, Jubilee...and Apocalypse.

Fearless #4

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(W) Seanan McGuire, More (A) Claire Roe, More (CA) Yasmin Putri

MS. MARVEL'S HERE TO SAVE THE DAY!
She may be one of the youngest Avengers ever, but don't underestimate the protector of Jersey City. Kamala Khan teams up with Captain Marvel, Storm and Invisible Woman for the summer camp save of the century! Then, classic character Namora takes center stage in the ultimate beach read! And don't miss your dose of Herstory with profiles on classic and contemporary creators!

Firefly #10

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(W) Greg Pak (A) Dan McDaid (CA) Lee Garbett

REVOLUTION! Zoe has finally returned with a Browncoat army to save Mal and depose Boss Moon. But a lot has changed since she left, and she has no way to know that Mal and Boss Moon are allies, bound by mutual respect. With the Browncoats taking over the planet, Mal and Boss Moon must choose a side to try to prevent all out war. Will their newfound respect for each other save the planet... or doom it?

Future Fight Firsts: Luna Snow #1

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(W) Alyssa Wong (A) Lim, Gang Hyuk, More (CA) In-Hyuk Lee

THE K-POP CRIME-FIGHTER FROM THE MARVEL FUTURE FIGHT MOBILE GAME STARS IN HER OWN ONE-SHOT!
As a South Korean pop sensation, Seol Hee melt her fans' hearts...and now as Luna Snow she has the power to freeze her enemies!How does Luna juggle being an international pop star with battling evil as a Super Hero?How did she gain her powers and what does Stark Industries have to do with it?Also featuring MARVEL'S FUTURE AVENGERS in an all-new story!

Ghost-Spider #3

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(W) Seanan McGuire (A) Takeshi Miyazawa (CA) Jorge Molina

Worlds Collide!
• Gwen Stacy of Earth-65 has decided to enroll in class at Empire State University in the Marvel Universe! Now, she'll be taking classes down the hall from Peter Parker, your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man!

• But things aren't as safe as they may seem. Peter's not the only person in the Marvel Universe who may recognize Gwen Stacy, and not all of them share his noble intentions...

Ghosted In L.A. #4

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(W) Sina Grace (A/CA) Siobhan Keenan

A standard fight between roommates gets complicated when it involves the undead. With all the ghosts in the Manor choosing sides, will Daphne ever be truly at home here?

Giant Days: As Time Goes By #1

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(W) John Allison (A) Max Sarin (CA) John Allison

* One year after their graduation from university, Esther De Groot and Daisy Wooten are back in Sheffield for a reunion with Susan and McGraw.

* The year apart has not been easy for all of them, and this reunion will only draw out the secrets they have all been keeping for too long!

* The series finale of one of the most acclaimed comics series of the decade reveals the future of everyone's favorite best friends!

Goddess Mode TPB

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(W) Zoe Quinn (A/CA) Robbi Rodriguez

In the near future all of humanity's needs are administered by a godlike artificial intelligence called Azoth, and it's Cassandra Price's humiliating job to do tech support on it. The advent of Azoth has deepened inequality and robbed humanity of its soul, but Cassandra's life changes when she finds herself dragged violently into Azoth itself, manifested as a secret digital world beneath our own, one built on a combination of magic and metadata. There she encounters a group of apparently magical girls locked in a war with mysterious monsters for the power to fix the world-if only they could agree on what the world should be. Why was she chosen? What is the omnipotent Hermeticorp up to? Who created the Azoth world? And who are these girls anyway? Collects issues #1-6.

Gwenpool Strikes Back #3

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(W) Leah Williams (A) David Baldeon (CA) Terry Dodson

When you're setting out to piss off the most powerful heroes around, you might want to consider if you want to cross one who's IMMORTAL. It's ok---this issue: GWENPOOL DEFEATS THE HULK! Solicit text would not lie!

Harleen #2

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(W) Stejpan Sejic (A/CA) Stejpan Sejic

Despite the strongest objections from every possible authority-including district attorney Harvey Dent-Dr. Harleen Quinzel's found herself with free access to every inmate in Arkham Asylum, where she desperately pursues a revolutionary and highly controversial cure to the insanity of Gotham. But her work with the city's super-criminals quickly muddies the waters of good and evil, and in the deepest, darkest padded rooms of Arkham, even the words of a mad clown start making sense!

Harley Quinn #66

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(W) Sam Humphries (A) Sami Basri (CA) Guillem March

The trials are over, and Harley Quinn has won! Or has she? Now imbued with the awesome power of the Angel of Retribution, Harley is given an impossible choice-and a chance to raise a loved one from the dead! Choose wisely, Harley...the fate of the universe hangs in the balance!

Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy #2

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(W) Jody Houser (A) Adriana Melo (CA) Mikel Janin

Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy are on the run with the Floronic Man hot on their trail, desperate for Poison Ivy to understand her connection to the Green and join his new Parliament of Flowers. Knowing Gotham City isn't the safest place for them under the new Bane order, Harley takes a hard left down a rabbit hole to seek sanctuary with a former patient and colleague, Jervis Tetch-a.k.a. the Mad Hatter-but his wonderland home isn't all that it seems!

Hellmouth #1

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(W) Jordie Bellaire, Jeremy Lambert (A) Eleonora Carlini (CA) Jenny Frison

THE FIRST EVENT OF THE ALL-NEW BUFFY UNIVERSE STARTS HERE!
* Buffy Summers, the Slayer, has one job... keep the forces of hell from coming to Earth through, uh, Hellmouth. Here's the bad news.she might have failed.
* The Mistress Drusilla and her ally, Spike, have found a weapon to open the Hellmouth and unleash unspeakable evil across the town and the world.
* With time running out, Buffy must team up with a new ally that she doesn 't fully trust.the vampirevigilante known as Angel! Can these two find a way to work together before the Hellmouth opens - or these two decide they might be each other's greatest enemy?

History of the Marvel Universe #4

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(W) Mark Waid (A) Javier Rodriguez (CA) Steve McNiven

From the Fantastic Four to the Death of Phoenix, witness the awe and majesty of the beginnings of the Modern Marvel Universe!

Hit-Girl: Season Two #9

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(W) Peter Milligan (A) Alison Sampson (CA) Declan Shalvey

NEW STORY ARC

HIT-GIRL'S IN MUMBAI. Mindy lands in India looking for a new mission, and uncovers mutilated children forced to beg in the streets. Time for Hit-Girl to track down their gang master and serve justice.

House of Whispers #14

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(W) Nalo Hopkinson, Dan Watters (A) Dominike "Domo" Stanton, Matthew Dow Smith (CA) Yanick Paquette

After fighting a war for their very existence, Erzulie and Ogun want nothing more than a simple moment of domestic married bliss...but where gods walk, normal life flees, and their neighbor Blaise has found her story to be quite entangled with those of the loa. Will her own love story end as happily as theirs? And does she even want it to?

House of X #6

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(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Pepe Larraz

THE INEVITABLE FUTURE.

The revolutionary tale of Mutantkind's rise comes to a conclusion that will lay the groundwork of the X-Men's stories for years to come! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (AVENGERS, FANTASTIC FOUR, SECRET WARS) and Marvel Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS) wrap the series that changes everything!

Invisible Kingdom #6

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(W) G. Willow Wilson (A/CA) Christian Ward

A fierce beginning to arc two of the astronomical hit series! Desperate after a devastating battle, the Sundog is stranded and running out of fuel-and they turn to Vess' breathtaking home planet of Rool for help. But just as unexpected bonds and newfound strength begin to reveal themselves . . . so does a new and terrifying gang of spacefaring renegades.

Invisible Woman #4

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(W) Mark Waid (A) Mattia De Iulis (CA) Adam Hughes

Lost in a foreign land, cut off from her friends and family, Susan Richards is on the hunt. When she learn(S) the true secrets behind her former S.H.I.E.L.D. partner, what she finds out rocks her world and endangers millions!

Ironheart #11

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(W) Eve Ewing (A/CA) Luciano Vecchio

Finally, Riri, Shuri, and Silhouette have made it to the Wellspring of Power. But they find themselves confronting the full force of the Ten Rings, and for Riri, the identity of one Ten Rings member hits a little too close to home.

Jane Foster: Valkyrie #4

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(W) Jason Aaron, Al Ewing (A) CAFU (CA) Mahmud A. Asrar

Valkyrie is back on Earth - and searching for guidance on her powers and her larger mission. The one woman alive who might have the answers is Annabelle Riggs - but will she be on this side of the grave for long? Meanwhile, Bullseye's mysterious employer is watching...and he has plans of his own for the Gods of Asgard!

Jim Henson's Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance #2

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(W) Nicole Andelfinger (A) Matias Balsa (CA) Mona Finden

The epic tale of our Gelfling hero continues as his quest places him in mortal danger from some of thef iercest creatures on Thra.

Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity #1

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(W) Kami Garcia (A) Mico Suayan, Mike Mayhew (CA) Francesco Mattina

In Gotham City, where heinous acts of violence are a daily occurrence, the GCPD relies on Harley Quinn, a young forensic psychiatrist and profiler, to consult on their toughest cases. But Harley is haunted by one unsolved case-the night she discovered her roommate's body marked with the signature of a notorious serial killer known as The Joker.Five years later, the case remains unsolved and a new series of horrific murders occur throughout the city. As the murders escalate, Harley's obsession with finding the depraved psychopath responsible leads her down a dangerous path. When the past and the present finally collide, Harley has to decide how far she is willing to go-and how many lines she is willing to cross-to solve these cases once and for all.Written by #1 New York Times and international bestselling author Kami Garcia (co-author of Beautiful Creatures, author of Unbreakable and X-Files: Agents of Chaos) with art by Mico Suayan (Bloodshot: Reborn) and Mike Mayhew (The Star Wars), JOKER/HARLEY: CRIMINAL SANITY introduces readers to a Joker and Harley Quinn unlike any they've seen before, utilizing forensic psychiatry, behavior analysis (profiling) and psychological profiles to create a true-to-life take on these iconic characters that is more terrifying than any psychotic fantasy.

Journey To Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Allegiance #1

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(W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Luke Ross (CA) Marco Checchetto

BEFORE THE EXCITING EVENTS OF STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER!

Hounded by the FIRST ORDER across the galaxy, the RESISTANCE is in dire need of ships, weapons and recruits to make a final stand against KYLO REN'S forces. Desperation drives a delegation led by GENERAL LEIA ORGANA and REY to entreat the Rebel veteran's one-time allies, THE MON CALAMARI, to join the fight - but decades after Imperial occupation enslaved their planet, there are those willing to stop at nothing to prevent another war from bloodying the waters of Mon Cala. A system away, POE DAMERON and FINN have their own mission: to hunt down a weapons cache on the remote moon of Avedot, unaware that they are being hunted by the most notorious criminal gang in the galaxy.

Journey To Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Allegiance #2

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(W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Luke Ross (CA) Marco Checchetto

BEFORE THE EXCITING EVENTS OF STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER!
Hounded by the FIRST ORDER across the galaxy, the RESISTANCE is in dire need of ships, weapons and recruits to make a final stand against KYLO REN'S forces. Desperation drives a delegation led by GENERAL LEIA ORGANA and REY to entreat the Rebel veteran's one-time allies, THE MON CALAMARI, to join the fight - but decades after Imperial occupation enslaved their planet, there are those willing to stop at nothing to prevent another war from bloodying the waters of Mon Cala. A system away, POE DAMERON and FINN have their own mission: to hunt down a weapons cache on the remote moon of Avedot, unaware that they are being hunted by the most notorious criminal gang in the galaxy.

Journey To Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Allegiance #3

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(W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Luke Ross (CA) Marco Checchetto

BEFORE THE EXCITING EVENTS OF STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER!

Hounded by the FIRST ORDER across the galaxy, the RESISTANCE is in dire need of ships, weapons and recruits to make a final stand against KYLO REN'S forces. Desperation drives a delegation led by GENERAL LEIA ORGANA and REY to entreat the Rebel veteran's one-time allies, THE MON CALAMARI, to join the fight - but decades after Imperial occupation enslaved their planet, there are those willing to stop at nothing to prevent another war from bloodying the waters of Mon Cala. A system away, POE DAMERON and FINN have their own mission: to hunt down a weapons cache on the remote moon of Avedot, unaware that they are being hunted by the most notorious criminal gang in the galaxy.

Journey To Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Allegiance #4

AUG191116

(W) Sacks, Ethan (A) Luke Ross (CA) Marco Checchetto

BEFORE THE EXCITING EVENTS OF STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER!
Hounded by the FIRST ORDER across the galaxy, the RESISTANCE is in dire need of ships, weapons and recruits to make a final stand against KYLO REN'S forces. Desperation drives a delegation led by GENERAL LEIA ORGANA and REY to entreat the Rebel veteran's one-time allies, THE MON CALAMARI, to join the fight - but decades after Imperial occupation enslaved their planet, there are those willing to stop at nothing to prevent another war from bloodying the waters of Mon Cala. A system away, POE DAMERON and FINN have their own mission: to hunt down a weapons cache on the remote moon of Avedot, unaware that they are being hunted by the most notorious criminal gang in the galaxy.

Jughead the Hunger Versus Vampironica #5

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(W) Frank Tieri (A) Pat & Tim Kennedy (CA) Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy

This is it! The world-shattering conclusion to the epic horror crossover event of the year! Will Jughead and Vampironica succeed in setting everything right between their respective realities- or will the army of blood suckers reign on Riverdale forever?

Jughead's Time Police #5

AUG191630

(W) Sina Grace (A/CA) Derek Charm

It's a grand melee as Jugheads from every timeline battle each other to capture our current Jughead! Who will be victorious and what kind of burger toppings will they pick? You don't want to miss the thrilling conclusion to this fun sci-fi romp!

Justice League #33

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(W) Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV (A) Bruno Redondo (CA) Francis Manapul

"The Justice Doom War" part four! Apex Lex Luthor is in ascendance, and he's taking out the remaining members of the Justice League in the present just as his Legion of Doom is beating down the time-traveling heroes in both the past and the future. Batman, Superman and the rest of our heroes may have just figured out how Kamandi's timeline works when terrible Hypertime quakes rattle their existence, threatening to strand them far from their own time. Meanwhile, the Flash, Green Lantern and the Justice Society take another leap through time, heading for...ancient Atlantis?

Justice League #34

AUG190536

(W) James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder (A) Jim Cheung (CA) Francis Manapul

"The Justice Doom War" part five! All Hypertime is breaking! If it blows, all of reality will follow after-which would be just fine for Lex Luthor, who is ready to prove to the evil goddess Perpetua that he's the bad man for her. The Justice League is attempting to do what they can, chasing the Legion of Doom across the time-sphere. If the Totality is put back together, the whole Multiverse will tip toward Doom...and have consequences that reverberate throughout the DC Universe-assuming it's not destroyed in the process.

Justice League Dark #16

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(W) James Tynion IV (A) Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez (CA) Yanick Paquette

Deep in the basement archives of the Hall of Justice, home to the most dangerous magic the Justice League has ever encountered, there is an artifact so powerful it could rip the world in half. Circe knows it's there, and with the Injustice League Dark at her side, nobody can stop her from obtaining it. The Witching War strikes close to home in its deadliest chapter yet!

Justice League Odyssey #14

AUG190540

(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) Will Conrad

An unknown warrior assembles Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and various heroes to form a new JLO as guardians of the Ghost Sector. Vastly outnumbered against Darkseid's savage para-angel strikeforce, they're going to have to fight their way through Darkseid's new multi-planet realm of Apokolips to take control of Sepulkore or die trying. What choice do they have? The entire universe is depending on them...

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #46

Kick-Ass #18

JUL190134

(W) Steve Niles (A/CA) Marcelo Frusin

END OF STORY ARC
Kick-Ass faces Rosa the assassin in this violent story arc climax. But is Patience too deep inside the criminal underworld to escape?

Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #2

AUG190450

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Nicola Scott, Jim Cheung, Jeff Dekal (A/CA) Ryan Sook

Get on board for a journey through the future like no other! A gallery of all-star artists join our mysterious guide as they continue their 1,000-year journey toward the 31st century, inspiring Booster Gold to time-travel, debating fighting tactics with O.M.A.C. and making their way to the front door of the Legion of Super-Heroes. The DC event of the future is here now!

Life is Strange #9

AUG192232

(W) Emma Vieceli (A) Andrea Izzo (A/CA) Claudia Leonardi

Max, Chloe, and Rachel return in the official Life is Strange comic - continuing the story of the award-winning game from Square Enix and DONTNOD! Acclaimed writers Emma Vieceli and artists Claudia Leonardi and Andrea Izzo bring these beloved heroines to life for a highly anticipated third arc!

Life is Strange Vol. 02 TPB

JUL192231

(W) Emma Vieceli (A/CA) Andrea Izzo, Claudia Leonardi

Beloved heroines Max and Chloe return, in the official comic for smash hit game series Life Is Strange! Three years after the events of Life Is Strange: Dust, Max Caulfield has been left stranded on the shores of an unfamiliar reality. Her new world seems too good to be true: Rachel, a girl who suffered a terrible fate in Max's timeline, is alive and well, and with Chloe. But as echoes of other timelines ripple through past and future, a mysterious boy named Tristan reveals the harsh reality behind Max's blissful new world...

Livewire #11

AUG192310

(W) Vita Ayala (A) Tana Ford (CA) Stacey Lee

Amanda McKee-aka "Livewire"-continues the fight to clear her name.Teamed up with politician John Wright, Amanda learns there's more to superhero-ing than just punching bad guys.But when masked men hold a charity rally hostage, Livewire is ready to show the world she's ready to be a hero in the spotlight!

Lois Lane #4

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(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Mike Perkins

Renee Montoya wants answers. But can she handle the truth of what Lois Lane has uncovered? The questions pile up as Lois meets with both Renee and the original faceless detective, Vic Sage.

Lumberjanes #67

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(W) Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (A) Kanesha C. Bryant (CA) Kat Leyh

While Jo, Ripley, Mal, Emily and Hes from the Zodiac cabin are hiking through the woods in search of proof of extraterrestrial life, the rest of the 'Janes are setting out on a hunt of their own, after Freya! The supposed goddess has catnapped Marigold and disappeared off into the forest. It's up to Diane, April, and Molly to rescue Barney's kitten!

Magnificent Ms. Marvel #8

AUG191092

(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Joey Vazquez (CA) Eduard Petrovich

The villainous MONOPOLY has his sights set on Ms. Marvel, and his new recruits DISCORD and LOCKDOWN are more than happy to deliver her on a silver platter. Can Kamala survive a zombie invasion AND an all-too-literal corporate merger?

Magnificent Ms. Marvel Vol. 01 TPB

JUL191105

(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Minkyu Jung (CA) Eduard Petrovich

Ms. Marvel is back - and she's magnificent! But there's no such thing as business as usual in Jersey City. Aliens are wreaking havoc in Kamala's corner of the world, and they seem weirdly interested in Ms. Marvel...and her family! Kamala is about to face a devastating loss - but with an alien invasion ravaging her neighborhood, she won't have much time to grieve. Even if Kamala saves her hometown, will her life ever be the same? And what's all this business about a "Chosen One"? Eisner Award winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT, EXILES) and rising star Minkyu Jung take the reins of one of Marvel's most beloved young characters for the shocking start of an all-new era! Guest-starring the Invincible Iron Man! Collecting MAGNIFICENT MS. MARVEL #1-6.

Man-Eaters #12

JUL190137

(W) Chelsea Cain (A) Elise McCall (A/CA) Lia Miternique

SERIES FINALE
"HANDBOOK FOR THE REVOLUTION"
Our 12-issue run of MAN-EATERS culminates with this comic/sacred text/satirical manifesto/cat care informational booklet/step-by-step instruction manual for dismantling the patriarchy. Each copy comes with a little bit of hope, at no additional cost.Amount of hope may vary. Hope is limited. Some readers may receive fury instead.

Marauders #1

AUG190863

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Matteo Lolli (CA) Russell Dauterman

THE X-MEN SAIL AT DAWN!
Even in this glorious new dawn, Mutantkind faces hardships and oppression from their human counterparts. Led by Captain Kate Pryde and funded by Emma Frost and the Hellfire Trading Company, Marauders Storm, Pyro, Bishop and Iceman sail the seas of the world to protect those hated and feared!

The Marked #1

AUG190025

(W) David Hine, Brian Haberlin (A/CA) Brian Haberlin, Geirrod Van Dyke

SERIES PREMIERE
DOUBLE-SIZED FOR SINGLE PRICE!

THEIR MAGIC IS CHANNELED THROUGH THEIR TATTOOS!

The Marked may look like cool young influencers, but beneath the designer clothes, their bodies are tattooed with the magical glyphs of an ancient order that secretly protects the world against evil forces. With no new occult threats, The Marked use their tattooed powers solely for the pursuit of pleasure until a young woman called Liza creates a dangerous new form of Hybrid Sorcery. The party is over for The Marked. You'll believe in magic-terrifying, soul-destroying magic.

Marvel Action: Spider-Man #10

JUL190712

(W) Delilah S Dawson (A/CA) Davide Tinto

Yet another Spider-Man arrives on the scene, but this one is big, bad, and wreaking havoc all across the city. Ghost-Spider crosses paths with him first, but is he a misguided friend or a fiendish foe? An exciting new arc featuring the Marvel Action debut of Venom!

Marvel Comics #1001

JUL190881

(W) Al Ewing, Audrey Loeb, More (A) Amanda Conner, Declan Shalvey, More (CA) Rod Reis

THE BIGGEST STORY IN MARVEL HISTORY CONTINUES!
WHO IS THE MYSTERIOUS NEW CHARACTER FROM MARVEL'S PAST?
It was a story too large for any one issue, with too many classic Marvel creators who wanted to be a part of the fun! And so the party continues on with this additional celebratory issue, featuring additional secrets and revelations about the Eternity Mask and the person who now wears it!

Middlewest #12

AUG190195

(W) Skottie Young (A/CA) Jorge Corona

END OF STORY ARC
There are countless tales of those unfortunate enough to get tangled up in the Radar Farms. Far fewer are the stories of those who escape their grasp.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #11

AUG190950

(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Ig Guara, Carlos (CA) Mike Hawthorne

• Ultimatum is here and New York doesn't know what hit it.
• In chasing this mysterious man from a mysterious place, Miles finds himself in a VERY awkward situation involving his Uncle.
• And when something huge happens, Miles finds himself with a dilemma that could threaten everything Miles holds dear.

Mooncakes OGN

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(W) Suzanne Walker (A/CA) Wendy Xu

A story of love and demons, family and witchcraft.Nova Huang is still young, but she's one of the most powerful witches in New England. She spends her days working in her grandmothers' spell book shop and her nights hunting down the supernatural.Tam Lang, a genderqueer werewolf, was Nova's childhood crush. Tam has been wandering from place to place for years until the one fateful night they find themselves back in their hometown... battling a giant horse demon in the woods.Tam turns to Nova for help, and their latent feelings are rekindled against the backdrop of witchcraft, untested magic, occult rituals, and family ties both new and old in this enchanting tale of self-discovery.

My Little Pony: Feats of Friendship #2

JUL190773

(W) Ian Flynn (A/CA) Tony Fleecs

With the Feats of Friendship underway, the Young Six-plus Swift Foot-look to get ahead of the competition! On the schedule? Gathering apples from Sweet Apple Acres, building a bridge across Stable Rapids River, and outwitting the Chimera! Shouldn't be a problem for our heroes, right? If only they could just get along... and why does Swift Foot seem so happy about all this fighting, huh?!

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #83

AUG190732

(W) Thom Zahler (A/CA) Kate Sherron

Twilight Sparkle receives a mysterious message about a missing turtle! Only it's not just any turtle-it's the most famed of racing turtles, Silver Blaze! With friendship on the line, it's up to Twilight and Spike (armed with deerstalker caps and capes) to solve the mystery before it's too late! Elementary, my dear fillies! It's a brand-new Pony mystery to solve! Get ready to solve a mystery-Sherlock Holmes-style!

Olivia Jaime's Nancy Vol. 01

JUL191520

(W) Olivia Jaimes (A) Olivia Jaimes

In 2018, Olivia Jaimes became the first woman to write and illustrate the classic comic strip Nancy. Her fresh, irreverent take on the classic comic strip has become a sensation with readers and has earned praise from dozens of media outlets, several of which have named it the best comic of the year. This hardcover collection includes the first nine months of Jaimes' run on Nancy, along with an introduction, essay, interview with the author, and a special gallery of Nancy fan art by the author.

Naomi Season One TPB

JUL190653

(W) Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker (A/CA) Jamal Campbell

DC's biggest, newest mystery starts here! When a fight between Superman and Mongul crashes into a small Northwestern town, Naomi begins to uncover the last time a super-powered person visited her home-and how that might tie into her own origins and adoption. Follow Naomi's journey on a quest that will take her to the heart of the DC Universe and unfold a universe of ideas and stories that have never been seen before. Join writers Brian Michael Bendis and David Walker and breakout artist Jamal Campbell in Wonder Comics' massively ambitious new series and star...Naomi. Collects NAOMI issues #1-6.

Necromancers Map #3

AUG192348

(W) Andrea Fort, Michael Christopher Heron (A/CA) Sam Beck

With Jonas joining Bethany and Elissar on their pilgrimage, their destination is now clear: Reach the capital city of Vallagard to translate the encrypted map. But riding in the open proves to be a terrible mistake, when an old enemy learns of their travels. Finding an ancient windmill for respite, the heroes will be forced to stand together-despite their uncertain bonds as a trio-against a dangerous assault.

Nomen Omen #1

AUG190030

(W) Marco B. Bucci (A/CA) Jacopo Camagni

SERIES PREMIERE

"TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART," Part One

No matter how fast you run, sooner or later your past will catch up with you. Enter Becky Kumar, a geeky twenty-year-old from New York City who is about to cross the veil between our reality and a realm of otherworldly truths. From writer and RPG creator MARCO B. BUCCI (Magna Veritas, Memento Mori) and artist JACOPO CAMAGNI (X-Men Blue, Deadpool The Duck) comes a tale of tales, witchcraft, and secrets for mature readers that rewires the rules of urban fantasy. #doyouwannaknowasecret

O Maidens in Your Savage Season Vol. 04

AUG192549

(W) Mari Okada (A/CA) Nao Emoto

Kazusa was a quiet middle schooler, but she arrived in high school determined to make friends. So (as a huge Harry Potter fan) she decides to join the literature club. When one of the club's icebreakers is "say one thing you want to do before you die," one of the girls blurts out "sex." The prudish club president, the class beauty, and the other nerdy girls' reactions are wildly different. Far from a typical sex comedy, O Maidens in Your Savage Season depicts how these girls challenge and support one another when that word pushes them onto a variety of clumsy, funny, painful, and emotional paths towards adulthood.

Omni #3

AUG192013

(W) Devin Grayson (A) Alitha Martinez (CA) Dave Johnson

New Mexico: An ICE border facility has been seized by a group of superpowered teenagers who've been separated from their parents. Cecelia and Mae decide to head there to help solve a humanitarian crisis before it becomes an explosive situation!

Once & Future #3

AUG191392

(W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Dan Mora

Gran and Duncan are in a race against time to get back to the Otherworld. The sword in the stone awaits, and he who pulls the sword from the stone becomes King.

Outer Darkness #11

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(W) John Layman (A/CA) Afu Chan

Sex priests, haunted hallucinogens, and barbarian mercenary lizards, oh my!

Phoebe and Her Unicorn Vol. 10: The Unicorn Whisperer

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(W) Dana Simpson (A/CA) Dana Simpson

Welcome back to the hilarious and heartwarming world of Phoebe and Her Unicorn, where readers of all ages can always find a friend to lend a magical helping hand or hoof. For 9-year-old Phoebe Howell and her sparkling companion, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, every day is an adventure. In this installation, Phoebe navigates the challenges of school life with a little help from her unicorn friend, who is always ready with the perfect spell for the occasion. But as the magic spells mount up, both Phoebe and Marigold find themselves wondering if sometimes they might be taking things just a little too far.

Powers of X #6

AUG190879

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) R. B. Silva

THE INEVITABLE TRUTH.
The revelatory tale of Mutantkind's fall comes to a conclusion that will lay the groundwork of the X-Men's stories for years to come! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (NEW AVENGERS, FF, INFINITY) and rising star artist RB Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN) wrap the series that reveals everything!

Pretty Deadly: Rat #2

AUG190200

(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A/CA) Emma Rios

Vengeance hungers.

Punk Mambo TPB

JUL192302

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Adam Gorham (CA) Daniel Brereton

GO PUNK YOURSELF!

Punk Mambo is a hard-living voodoo priestess who grew up in London, then relocated to Louisiana's Bayou Country. Now, she's a mystical mercenary for hire. In her first-ever solo series, Punk Mambo investigates a series of abductions in the New Orleans gutter punk scene, stumbling upon a deadlier mystery that takes her to the haunted shores of Haiti.From writer Cullen Bunn (Venom) and artist Adam Gorham (New Mutants: Dead Souls) comes this hilariously horrifying breakout adventure for Valiant's fan-favorite mystic malcontent.Collecting the complete PUNK MAMBO five-issue limited series, along with PUNK MAMBO #0 from writer Peter Milligan and artist Robert Gill.

Queen of Bad Dreams #5

AUG192343

(W) Danny Lore (A/CA) Jordi Perez

FINAL ISSUE! Eleanor will stop at nothing to ensure her dreams endure. Ava is tired of seeing people caught in the crossfire. Daher's not going to let Ava suffer alone, and follows them into the dream world-where they discover the truth about Eleanor and her power. In their most desperate hour, a little unexpected help might save them from this nightmare.

R(ender) #1

AUG192123

(W) Leah Williams (A/CA) Lenka Simeckova

Emie Ocampo, a photographer who can capture the last images from the retina of thedeceased teams up with Natalie Bixel, a skeptical detective, to unravel a slew of unsolved murders in a neon?noir landscape.

Rat Queens #19

AUG190202

(W) Ryan Ferrier (A/CA) Priscilla Petraites, Marco Lasko

The Once and Future King continues, but the trial of the Rat Queens begins! Captured by Palisade's vengeful new king, the Queens must face their sins. Court is in session and the chopping block awaits in the most shocking RAT QUEENS issue you've ever seen!

Reaver #4

AUG190203

(W) Justin Jordan (A) Rebekah Isaacs, Alex Guimaraes (CA) Becky Cloonan

Hell's Half-Dozen has fought their way to the Anvil without losing a member... until now.

Red Sonja and Vampirella meet Betty and Veronica #6

AUG191312

(W) Amy Chu (A) Maria Sanapo (CA) Fay Dalton

Will Betty and Veronica ever consider journalism as a career again or be tempted by the darker, more lucrative path as social media influencers? Is this the first and last time Vampirella and Red Sonja journey to Riverdale, or will they team up with The Punisher next? Indeed, will Riverdale ever be the same again? Stay tuned!

Relics of Youth #2

AUG192350

(W) Matt Nicholas, Chad Rebmann (A/CA) Skylar Patridge

After the destruction of their yacht, Nat and her misfit fellowship are stranded on the island of Oshtia. Worse, they're obviously not alone. A mercenary by the name of Serena leads a group of modern day pirates who wish to plunder the magical paradise. As the group struggles to evade capture, they awaken ancient spirits that have laid dormant for hundreds of years. Soon, their tattoos glow with great power, bestowing the six teenagers with strange abilities. All with an urgent message from the island itself: Protect the last drop of magic.

Ruby Falls #1

AUG190256

(W) Ann Nocenti (A/CA) Flavia Biondi

Ruby Falls is a sleepy town. But sleep brings nightmares, and Lana is about to wake up in the middle of her hometown's biggest secret: the "disappearance" of infamously progressive Betty Gallagher during the mobster-ruled heyday of the old mining town. When details of the cold-case murder start to come out through her grandmother Clara's foggy, dementia-jumbled memories, Lana becomes obsessed with cracking the case, even if it splinters the peaceful town-and endangers everything she loves.

Runaways #26

AUG191098

(W) Rainbow Rowell (A) Genolet, Andres (CA) Kris Anka

THE BIRTH OF THE REVENGING RUNAWAYS
• The Runaways are kitted out and code-named up, and FIGHTING alongside the hero Los Angeles deserves!

• But how will this unknown element disrupt their delicate team chemistry? Who opts out, and who gets left out?

Runaways Vol. 04 TPB

JUL191104

(W) Rainbow Rowell (A) Genolet, Andres (CA) Kris Anka

The Runaways are in disarray! The teen team survived the events of "That Was Yesterday" - but the fallout from that epic adventure is still very much being felt! Alex Wilder walks away from the Runaways - but will someone actually go with him?! In the aftermath, the team tries to take stock. There's plenty of rebuilding to do, both metaphorical and literal, but the kids are exhausted, heartbroken and confused. Are the Runaways up for these major repairs, or will the team - and their dreams - crumble before their eyes? Victor is determined to fix Doombot, even if it forces him down a dark road. And Karolina is searching for a sense of purpose as California's newest super hero! But what consequences await the Runaways if Nico has to use her magic to keep Karolina safe? Collecting RUNAWAYS (2017) #19-24.

RWBY #1

AUG190454

(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Mirka Andolfo (CA) Sarah Stone

In a world rife with monsters known as Grimm, the prestigious Beacon Academy trains the next generation of hunters and huntresses. Tying in with the hit Rooster Teeth web series RWBY, follow the adventures of team RWBY, comprising bruiser Yang Xiao Long, elegant Weiss Schnee, stealthy Blake Belladonna and courageous leader Ruby Rose, as they protect the world from all manner of Grimm!

Sera and the Royal Stars #4

AUG192345

(W) Jon Tsuei (A/CA) Audrey Mok

Sera travels the depths of the Underworld with no means of escape. Will the Council of Gods offer a way out or will the Royal Stars be forced to enact a dangerous plan before the stars of Draco seal their fate?

SFSX: Safe Sex #2

AUG190210

(W) Tina Horn (A) Michael Dowling (CA) Tula Lotay

"EXPOSURE"

On the run, Avory seeks help from an unexpected source. The entire Dirty Mind team gets horrifying news about a fallen friend that galvanizes them into action against the Party!

She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot Vol. 02

AUG190259

(W) Christopher Cantwell (A/CA) Martin Morazzo

Luna has crash-landed back into her life after spending a year in a mental institution . . . but that might just mean she's closer to the edge than she's ever been before.After discovering clues about the Flying Woman's missing family, Luna's obsession reignites, threatening to again unravel her fragile mind. Meanwhile, a mysterious guru appears in the sewers of Chicago, a Russian mercenary seeks old secret technology, and the specter of violence begins to loom over everyone once more.Luna begins to wonder . . . will she even survive long enough to go insane?Collects She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #1-#5.

She Said Destroy #5

JUL192328

(W) Joe Corallo (A/CA) Liana Kangas

After millenniums, The Morrigan and Brigid are face-to-face once again. Zealots on both sides make witness as the Gods wage their final battle. The Morrigan's existence is on the line. As the fight intensifies, Winona and Raul must help the last of the Witches of Fey escape from Brigid's cleansing fire, or be burned out of existence along with their God.

Show's End #3

AUG192079

(W) Anthony Cleveland (A/CA) Jeferson Sadzinski

After the devastating death of Flipsy and her subsequent burial at Show's End, Daxton Rickles' World Famous Circus of Oddities and Curiosities hits the road, and with the show running out of money, everything depends on Loralye and her "sharp" performance!

Something is Killing the Children #2

AUG191382

(W) James Tynion IV (A/CA) Werther Dell'Edera

Children are dying in the town of Archer's Peak and the ones who survive bring back terrible stories. A strange woman named Erica Slaughter has appeared and says she fights these monsters behind the murders, but that can't possibly be true. Monsters aren't real... are they?

Sonata #5

AUG190213

(W) David Hine, Brian Haberlin (A/CA) Brian Haberlin, Geirrod Van Dyke

"THE ART OF HEALING"

Sonata is dangerously ill, and her survival is in the hands of the deranged Korbys and his dubious expertise in herbal remedies. Meanwhile, an unexpected visitor brings catastrophic news from the Tayan home world.

Spider-Gwen: Gwen Stacy TPB

AUG191170

(W) Jason Latour (A) Robbi Rodriguez, Chris Visions (CA) Cliff Chang

A spectacular spider-powered hero for a new generation! On the most tragic day of her life, Earth-65's Gwen Stacy was convinced the Lizard died in her arms along with Peter Parker. Now a new reptilian rampage has left her in doubt - not only about Peter's life, but also about his death! And Gwen's troubles pile up as the Osborns of her world make their debut, and she finds herself on S.H.I.E.L.D.'s most wanted list. Perhaps another Spider-Woman, Jessica Drew, could share some lessons about power and responsibility! Get to know Gwen, her policeman father, George Stacy, and her BFFs and bandmates - the incomparable Mary Janes! Plus: more Earth-65 twists on familiar faces including Frank Castle, Matt Murdock and Captain America! Collecting EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2, SPIDER-GWEN (2015A) #1-5 and SPIDER-GWEN (2015B) #1-6.

Spider-Man: Life Story TPB

JUL191106

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Chip Zdarsky

Spider-Man makes history! In 1962's AMAZING FANTASY #15, 15-year-old Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider and became the Amazing Spider-Man! Fifty-seven years have passed in the real world since that event - so what would have happened if the same amount of time passed for Peter? To celebrate Marvel's 80th anniversary, Chip Zdarsky and Spider-Man legend Mark Bagley unite to spin a unique Spidey tale - telling an entire history of Spider-Man from beginning to end, set against the key events of the decades through which he lived! From the Vietnam War to Secret Wars and Civil War, all the way through to what just might be a 72-year-old Spider-Man's final mission, prepare to watch Peter Parker age through 57 years of groundbreaking history - and find out what happens to him and those he loves the most! Collecting SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY #1-6.

Spider-Verse #1

AUG190958

(W) Jed MacKay (A) Juan Frigeri, Art Adams, More (CA) Wendell Dalit

• Miles Morales finally feels like he GETS this Spider-Man stuff... and then falls through a portal!

• But isn't the WEB OF LIFE & DESTINY destroyed? Maybe not, True Believer. But who spun this new web?

• Regardless, Miles finds himself at the center of a multiversal adventure that will feature a who's who of creators and characters as the series spins forward!

• And each issue features #SPIDERSONAS from some of the biggest Spidey fans and comic creators both!

Star Pig #3

JUL190766

(W) Delilah S Dawson (A) Francesco Gaston (CA) Sara Richard

Like many late-21st-century teens, geeky 16-year-old Vess gets packed off to spend her summer at Space Camp-which is literally in space. Tragically, a shuttle accident sends her and the rest of the passengers careening toward a cold, frosty death among the stars. But when a gigantic, space-faring water bear miraculously rescues Vess and her beloved retro Discman, it's the beginning of an extraordinary friendship and an incredible journey home, all set to the nostalgic tunes of Vess' 1990s-heavy playlist.

Star Pig #4

AUG190817

(W) Delilah S Dawson (A) Francesco Gaston (CA) Sara Richard

Vess has been stranded in space, saved by a gigantic tardigrade, escaped an obsessed sentient cloud, and swept off her feet by an alien doctor. Yet somehow, things are about to get even weirder! From the mind of New York Times bestseller Delilah S. Dawson (Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, Marvel Action: Spider-Man) comes an inventive story about loss and resiliency. Nostalgia-tinged humor, perfect for fans of Saga and Guardians of the Galaxy. Series covers by totally radical artist Sara Richard!

Star Wars #72

JUL191068

(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Phil Noto

• The time for answers is upon us - and destinies will change! As CHEWIE grapples with a terrible moral choice, LORD VADER reveals his plan for the rock people of K43!

• As LUKE questions where he's placed his trust, WARBA reveals her origins and true relationship to the FORCE!

• And as LEIA and DAR spin around the dance floor, HAN uncovers the real villains of Lanz Carpo!

Star Wars #73

AUG191120

(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Phil Noto

MOMENTS OF TRUTH!

• Who is DAR CHAMPION and how far can LEIA trust him when HAN'S life is on the line on BOSS CARPO'S golden starship?

• What shocking lesson will LUKE learn when WARBA finally reveals her true self?

• And when faced with his lost past, can THREEPIO seize control of his destiny -- and be the hero of his own story?

• The lives of thousands of rebels hang in the balance as our heroes grapple with their greatest doubts and challenges!

Star Wars: Be More Leia HC

JUL191840

(W) Christian Blauvelt

General. Senator. Princess. Rebel. Feminist icon. Leia Organa is a legendary Star Wars symbol of what it means to stand up for yourself and fight for what you believe in, no matter the personal cost. As the figurehead of the Rebellion and Resistance, and a prime example of an individual succeeding in a tyrannical workplace, Leia's name is synonymous with courage, grit and conviction. Whether she is refusing to comply with Darth Vader's demands, evading the wrathful clutches of the Empire or rescuing her friends from the Death Star, Leia is not afraid to challenge those in positions of authority and power. Full of wise words and sage advice from the galaxy's leading rebel, Princess Leia, and many other brave, confident and radical characters, this book will help with everything from starting a revolution to succeeding at life in a galaxy of mindless stormtroopers.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #37

AUG191128

(W) Si Spurrier (A) Caspar Wijngaard (CA) Ashley Witter

A ROGUE'S END Part 1: A BRAND NEW ARC STARTS HERE!

• After all she's been through, professional disaster-zone DOCTOR APHRA is right back where she started: working for DARTH VADER.

• What villainous use has the dark lord found for her, to make him spare the life of his most annoying foe...?

• And how long does she have to try and slither out of harm's way before he decides to finish what he started years ago...?

Star Wars: We Are the Resistance: A Little Golden Book

AUG191988

(W) Elizabeth Schaefer (A) Alan Batson

An all-new Star Wars Little Golden Book! Can Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, General Leia, Chewbacca, and the Brave Resistance save the galaxy from Kylo Ren and the evil First Order? Featuring stunning retro illustrations, this Little Golden Book is perfect for Star Wars fans of all ages!

Steeple #2

AUG190299

(W) John Allison (A) Sarah Stern (A/CA) John Allison

A supernatural tale of friendship, the devil, and moral gray areas. New curate Billie Baker does her best to reach out to the small coastal parish's wayward youth, but when a supernatural rain brings forth an aquatic demon, she finds that she doesn't see eye-to-eye with her boss's way of dealing with things.

Steven Universe #33

AUG191431

(W) Taylor Robin (A) S.M. Mara (CA) Missy Pena

Peridot introduces Pearl and Amethyst to her favorite show, but it doesn't go as expected when they disagree on key points. Will the Gems be able to overcome their differences and appreciate the show in their own ways? Featuring an all-new creative team with writer Taylor Robin, creator of Never Satisfied (Best New Webcomic of 2015 on Comics Alliance) and artist S. M. Mara (Steven Universe OGN Vol 5: Crystal Clean.)

Steven Universe: The Tale of Steven HC

AUG191446

(W) Rebecca Sugar

In 2019, Cartoon Network aired a pivotal episode in its Emmy- and Annie-award nominated series Steven Universe: The hour-long special "Change Your Mind" revealed the highly anticipated culmination of Pink Diamond's storyline. Featuring an unusual and thought-provoking interactive format, readers will follow the story of Pink Diamond's escape from Homeworld, Rose Quartz's life on Earth, and the creation of Steven Universe, from multiple conflicting perspectives. The Tale of Steven will be an irresistible keepsake for Steven Universe fans of all ages.

Strangelands #4

AUG192012

(W) Magdalene Visaggio, Darcie Little Badger (A) Guillermo Sanna (CA) Yanick Paquette

Elakshi and Adam have been drawn apart, and as expected... chaos ensues! Desperately on the run in the Colorado mountains, they're being hunted by dual forces -- and it's a race to see who can kill them first.

Strayed #3

AUG190295

(W) Carlos Giffoni (A/CA) Juan Doe

Lou's cosmic adventures lead him to a survivor of a terrible galactic war. Beyond tales of past woe, this new ally seems to hold the key to future peace. Meanwhile, Premier Peely takes further steps to advance his sinister plans of galactic domination.

Supergirl #35

AUG190554

(W) Marc Andreyko (A) Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira (CA) Jesus Merino

As Supergirl gets drawn deeper into Leviathan's plans and the search for her foster parents, the newly sentient Brainiac-1 drone realizes the one thing he needs to unlock the power of millennia of Kryptonian science is the Girl of Steel herself! With her focus on her Earth family, will the distraction make her an easy target for the mad A.I.? And how will Leviathan respond as she gets closer and closer to their plans?

Superman Smashes the Klan #1

AUG190459

(W) Gene Luen Yang (A/CA) Gurihiru

The year is 1946, and the Lee family has moved from Metropolis' Chinatown to the center of the bustling city. While Dr. Lee is greeted warmly in his new position at the Metropolis Health Department, his two kids, Roberta and Tommy, are more excited about being closer to their famous hero, Superman!While Tommy adjusts to the fast pace of the city, Roberta feels out of place, as she tries and fails to fit in with the neighborhood kids. As the Lees try to adjust to their new lives, an evil is stirring in Metropolis: the Ku Klux Klan. When the Lee family awakens one night to find a burning cross on their lawn, they consider leaving town. But the Daily Planet offers a reward for information on the KKK, and their top two reporters, Lois Lane and Clark Kent, dig into the story. When Tommy is kidnapped by the KKK, Superman leaps into action-with help from Roberta! But Superman is still new to his powers-he hasn't even worked out how to fly yet, so he has to run across town. Will Superman and Roberta reach Tommy in time? Inspired by the 1940s Superman radio serial "Clan of the Fiery Cross," Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints, The Terrifics, New Super-Man) presents his personal retelling of the adventures of the Lee family as they team up with Superman to smash the Klan.

Sword Master #4

AUG191077

(W) Shuizhu, Greg Pak (A) Ario Anindito (A/CA) Gunji

MYSTERIES UNLOCKED!

• LIN LIE delves 5000 years into the past to uncover the legendary origins of his magic sword -- and finally discovers his connection to the mysterious huntress JI SHUANG SHUANG!

• Meanwhile, in our second story, SHANG-CHI faces a teacher's greatest nightmare. Can he trust Lin Lie in the fight against ARES, GOD OF WAR -- or must Shang-Chi wield the black sword himself?

Theater of Terror: Revenge of the Queers OGN

AUG192122

(W) Rachel Pollack, Sina Grace, Tana Ford, Terry Blas, Ed Luce, Mariko Tamaki (A) Bradley C. Rader, Jennifer Camper, Justin Hall, Steve MacIsaac, Yves Navant, Howard Cruse (CA) Phil Jimenez

A horror anthology featuring a remarkable collection of talented LGBTQ cartoonists illustrating in vivid detail what keeps them up at night. With everything from gore to suspense to supernatural horror to camp, this a tome of shocking queer horror comics we dare you to read!

Thumbs #5

AUG190221

(W) Sean Lewis (A/CA) Hayden Sherman

MINISERIES FINALE

The grand finale-and grand it is! Thumbs and MOM , reeling from personal loss and with their backs against the wall, put everything on the line.

Tokyo Tarareba Girls Vol. 09

AUG192553

(W) Akiko Higashimura (A/CA) Akiko Higashimura

"I spent all my time wondering 'What if?' Then one day I woke up and I was 33." Rinko has hustled her whole life, but one day she wakes up and finds herself a writer of a cheap online soap opera with only two friends (with whom she goes drinking most nights). In a booze-fueled delusion, she swears to get married by the time the Tokyo Olympics roll around in 2020, but it's not going to be a straight line... and there won't be any fairy tale endings!

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #49

AUG191081

(W) Ryan North (A) Derek Charm (CA) Erica Henderson

IT'S THE PENULTIMATE ISSUE OF SQUIRREL GIRL!

• It's also the ULTIMATE issue of Squirrel Girl, at least until the next and last one comes out.

• Wait, I'm getting word that's what "penultimate" means - okay, nevermind.

• In this issue: Squirrel Girl faces off against her arch nemesis, with just some friends and a dressed-only-in-his-underwear Tony Stark at her side. Can she win??

• See, normally you'd say "yes, of course she can, it's right there in the title" but this is our second-last issue! ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN!

• INCLUDING SHOCKING TWISTS!!
• Please enjoy the several (SEVERAL) shocking twists in this issue, including the (already established as shocking) return of a beloved character!

Usagi Yojimbo #5

AUG190768

(W) Stan Sakai (A/CA) Stan Sakai

The enthralling conclusion to "The Hero"! Usagi has been retained as a bodyguard to writer Lady Mura as she escapes her powerful, abusive husband. However, he is cornered in a dilemma when duty and honor conflicts with bushido, the rigid code of the samurai. Can only tragedy come of his decision?

Vampirella and Red Sonja #2

AUG191340

(W) Jordie Bellaire (A) Drew Moss (CA) Tula Lotay

LET THE TEAM-UP BEGIN! In this issue: Vampirella takes a potion. Red Sonja gets hung upside-down by magic. A magical mystical mysterious gem begins to reveal its secrets. And many, many, SO many hamburgers are consumed.The ongoing sensation continues courtesy of JORDIE BELLAIRE (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and DREW MOSS (Star Wars)!

Web of Black Widow #2

AUG191053

(W) Jody Houser (A) Stephen Mooney (CA) Jung-Geun Yoon

SOLDIERS. ASSASSINS. LOVERS. THE WIDOW AND THE WINTER REUNITE!

Natasha Romanoff and Bucky Barnes have a history as long as war, companions since the Widow's earliest days in the Red Room when both were trapped in service to the wrong side. It's one of the greatest - and most tragic - love stories of the Marvel Universe. Now the world will try to get between them once again. And with the Widow missing memories, she may find herself losing the only person who would have forgiven her for what she has to do next.

White Bird OGN

JUL192033

(W) R.J. Palacio (A/CA) R.J. Palacio

Inspired by her blockbuster phenomenon Wonder, R. J. Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with an unforgettable story of the power of kindness and unrelenting courage in a time of war.In R. J. Palacio's bestselling collection of stories Auggie & Me, readers were introduced to Julian's grandmother, Grandmère. Here, Palacio tells Grandmère's heartrending story: how she, a young Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II; how the boy she and her classmates once shunned became her savior and best friend. Sara's harrowing experience movingly demonstrates the power of kindness to change hearts, build bridges, and even save lives. As Grandmère tells Julian, "It always takes courage to be kind, but in those days, such kindness could cost you everything." With poignant symbolism and gorgeous artwork that brings Sara's story out of the past and cements it firmly in this moment in history, White Bird is sure to captivate anyone who was moved by the book Wonder or the blockbuster movie adaptation and its message.

Wonder Twins #8

AUG190581

(W) Mark Russell (A) Mike Norton (CA) Stephen Byrne

The Wonder Twins are charged with their most important mission yet-planning the 30-year reunion for Morris High School! As it turns out, the Class of '89 is full of unresolved conflict and unrequited love, and if that alone doesn't ruin the event, Jayna's former best friend Polly will!

Wonder Woman #80

AUG190568

(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Jesus Merino, Vicente Cifuentes (CA) Yanick Paquette

After failing to save her friends, Wonder Woman must find the power within to vanquish her most powerful foe...who's only gotten more formidable! But only Diana, who knows Cheetah best, can stop her god-killing spree! Little does Diana know, there's a deity waiting in the shadows to assume the role of god/goddess of love and help save the world alongside our hero. Will they find each other in time?

Wonder Woman #81

AUG190570

(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Xermanico (CA) Yanick Paquette

Olympus has been returned to the gods! Now that the deities of Diana's world are back in power, all of her troubles are over. Or are they? Using the welcome distraction, Cheetah has finally made her way to her final destination for destruction: Themyscira!

Wonder Woman Annual #3

AUG190572

(W) Steve Orlando (A) V Kenneth Marion, Sandu Florea (CA) Tyler Kirkham

An EVENT LEVIATHAN tie-in issue! Years ago, Wonder Woman saved young Maria Paul from an explosive standoff between A.R.G.U.S. and the insurgent Sons of Liberty. By pulling that child from an inferno of hate, Wonder Woman changed her life. Diana watched Maria grow up into one of A.R.G.U.S.'s top agents. Every step of the way, Wonder Woman mentored Maria, taking her on her first mission - a daring rescue in Gorilla City. But when Leviathan decimates A.R.G.U.S., Diana's absence causes Maria to question everything, pushing her toward Leviathan itself. And when she does... the truth about her fiery rescue by Wonder Woman might just kill her.

Wonder Woman Giant #1

AUG190467

New cover by Amanda Conner

This issue includes one new story:

o"Commitment to Chaos," a 24-page story written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti with art by Inaki Miranda During a run-in with a villainous crime syndicate, Wonder Woman learns about a hit list whose biggest target is a familiar name-Harley Quinn! Can the Champion of Paradise Island track down the Clown Princess of Crime before it's too late?Plus, these reprint tales:

o "Year One Part One," from Wonder Woman #2

o "Secret Origin Part One," from Green Lantern #29

o "The Cataclysm Part One: Homecoming," from Sword and Sorcery #0

Wonder Woman Vol. 01 TPB

JUL190667

(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Cary Nord, Mick Gray, Xermanico, Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy, Jesus Merino, Andy Owens (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson

Far below Themyscira, Ares, the God of War, has been imprisoned for generations, repenting his past sins. But his new cellmate Grail may have an unexpected effect on him...and the plan they've come up with threatens to change Themyscira-and the world-forever!When Wonder Woman rushes to eastern Europe to rescue Steve Trevor from a mission gone wrong, she'll find herself face to face with a very new, very different God of War. It's true, Ares has been reborn on Earth-but has he changed for the better? Of all the role models in the world, he seems to have chosen...Wonder Woman?! Diana and Steve Trevor better watch their backs, because Ares isn't the only creature of myth to find his way to Man's World...and he's not the only resurrected Olympian either. Collects Wonder Woman #58-65.

Wonder Woman: Come Back To Me #4

AUG190592

(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Tom Derenick, Chad Hardin (CA) Amanda Conner

Available to comics shops for the first time! After narrowly avoiding capture by a group of mysterious aliens, Wonder Woman begins to suspect that she and her companions might be pawns in a deadly game! But when she is caught at last, the Amazon warrior leads Cheetah and the others in a prisoner revolt! Originally published in WONDER WOMAN GIANT #2 and #3.

X-Men #1

AUG190845

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu

DAWN OF X!

The X-Men find themselves in a whole new world of possibility... and things have never been better! Jonathan Hickman (HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X, SECRET WARS) and superstar artist Leinil Yu (NEW AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA) reveal the saga of Cyclops and his hand-picked squad of mutant powerhouses!

Young Justice #9

AUG190582

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Andre Lima (A/CA) John Timms

Oh man! Lost in the Multiverse with no way home, the teens of Young Justice find themselves trapped on a dark world that was once run by the evil Justice League known as the Crime Syndicate, but is now run by their younger, more feral, more anarchic counterparts... the Young @#$@#$@! They are not nice. All this and finally, the truth behind... Teen Lantern.

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