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COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable New Releases for August 20


NEW COMICS 8/20 by Slidely Slideshow

Another wonderful week of comics released with a bevy of great stories from indie publishers. You can't go wrong with The Wicked and the Divine #3, Genius #3, The Life After #2, Black Market #2 or The Fade Out #1.  Star Wars - Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir has been a sensational mini-series and concludes with #4 this week. Other notable debuts this week include Justice, Inc. #1, Delinquents #1, and The Strain: The Night Eternal #1.

DC Comics is not to be forgotten with an epic undertaking of Grant Morrison's latest, The Multiversity #1, with consequences that reverberate throughout the DC universe. Also, the highly anticipated premiere of Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman #1 with the talented team of Gail Simone, Ethan Van Sciver, Amanda Diebert, and Cat Staggs in the digital-first, non-continuity adventure. 

As always too many great books to mention. Get out to your local shop or cozy up to your tablet and buy digital. Good reading, y'all!

Written by Jeremy Barlow. Art by Juan Frigeri and Mauro Vargas. Cover by Chris Scalf. Count Dooku is possessed by the spirit of Mother Talzin! Darth Maul's Shadow Collective is shattered! The Separatists attack! And Darth Sidious himself enters the fight! Cover price $3.50.

Written by Ed Brubaker. Art and Cover by Sean Phillips and Elizabeth Breitweiser. The first project from their groundbreaking five-year deal at Image will have Brubaker and Phillips fans, old and new, at the edge of their seats, as they weave an epic crime story unlike anything they've done before. Hollywood - 1948. A noir film stuck in endless reshoots. A writer plagued with nightmares from the war and a dangerous secret. An up-and-coming starlet's suspicious death. And a maniacal Studio Mogul and his Security Chief who will do anything to keep the cameras rolling before the Post-War boom days come crashing down. THE FADE OUT is the most ambitious series yet from the award-winning Noir Masters. Bonus: This 40-PAGE FIRST ISSUE features more story pages, as well as exclusive back pages articles that are only in these single issues! Cover price $3.50. 
Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov. Art by Gabo. Cover by Nick Pitarra. The afterlife is just beginning for Jude and his new friend, ERNEST F'ING HEMINGWAY, but the powers that be come to realize that there's something very wrong in Purgatory. Cover price $3.99.

Written by Kieron Gillen. Art and Cover by Jamie McKelvie and Matthew Wilson. Laura has no choice. She has to go underground to find the goth-goth-gothity-goth of the Morrigan. Is this the most ill-advised underworld-related decision since Orpheus decided to see how Eurydice was doing in the back seat? Cover price $3.50.
Written by Frank J. Barbiere. Art and Cover by Victor Santos. Under Denny's coercion, Ray has successfully procured and sold his first batch of Super DNA on the black market. The scary part? He's a natural, so much so that he and Denny need to expand their operation by bringing in some added muscle-a former hero with an axe to grind against the Supers who forced him out of the life. Cover price $3.99.
Written by Adam Freeman and Marc Bernardin. Art and Cover by Afua Richardson. What if the greatest military mind of our generation was born to a people who are already supremely conditioned to wage war, who know nothing but violence since birth, and must continually adapt to new predators in order to survive? What if the second coming of Alexander the Great, of Genghis Khan, of Napoleon, of Patton...what if it was a teenaged girl from South Central, L.A. named Destiny? And what if she decides to secede three blocks Of the 'Hood from the Union? Who is going to take it back from her and her army of gangbangers? Who CAN? From writers MARC BERNARDIN and ADAM FREEMAN (Alphas, X-Men Origins: Nightcrawler, The Authority, The Highwaymen) and rising-star artist AFUA RICHARDSON comes a harrowing, action-packed tale of a city that declares war on a brilliant young woman pushed to the edge. Cover price $3.99. 
Written by C. Willow Wilson. Art by Jake Wyatt Cover by Jamie McKelvie. IT'S WOLVERINE! Kamala may be fan-girling out when her favorite (okay maybe Top Five) super hero shows up for some help, but that won't stop her from protecting her hometown. Who is the Inventor, and what does he want with Kamala and all her friends? Maybe Wolvie can be of some help. Cover price $2.99. 
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Story and Art by Erik Larsen. Malcolm Dragon is transformed into a hideous freak as he faces his greatest menace yet-a deadly virus that turns average people into mindless monsters! Get ready for a whole new Savage Dragon! Cover price $3.99. 
Written by David Lapham. Art by Mike Huddleston. Cover by E.M. Gist. It's been two years since the Master's plan succeeded and a near apocalypse coated the world in darkness. Now able to roam freely, the Master's legion of vampires rule the world-a horrifying police state where humans are harvested for blood. As humanity despairs, Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and an unlikely team of heroes continue their fight against extinction and hope to unlock the secret to the Master's demise. Cover price $3.99.
Written by Warren Ellis. Art and Cover by Jason Howard. Chenglei is starting to find himself in Shu, the Chinese city built under a Tree: but things are starting to find him, too. There's a storm coming, and the pressure is starting to be felt all over the world. Cover price $2.99.

Written by James Asmus and Fred Van Lente. Art by Kano. Cover by Paolo Rivera. Confrontation! Devastation! Inebriation! (And the lost secret of the hobos too!) Oh dear god no, you'd better get out of the way…because here come the Delinquents! Quantum and Woody are the world's worst superhero team. Archer & Armstrong are a mismatched pair of conspiracy-busting adventurers. When a mysterious force collides these ill-suited and irresponsible 'heroes' for a cross-country race through the darkest corners of American mythology, all hell is bound to break loose. Can two busted pairs become four of kind in time to defeat the Hobo King, save the day, and make it back home in time for Happy Hour? Let's hope so…'cause these guys make a really, really bad team. (And you don't even want to know about the goat.) Cover price $3.99. 
Written by Michael Uslan. Art by Giovanni Timpano. Cover by Alex Ross. An airliner vanishes en route without a trace! It's the crisis that brings together, in a historic team-up for the first time ever, Street & Smith's super-star trinity: The Shadow! Doc Savage! The Avenger! This historic cross-over is 75 years in the making, JUSTICE, INC. begins here, spawned by a horrific tragedy of death and destruction secretly orchestrated by some of the most powerful and unexpected villains in the history of the pulps! Chapter 1 (of 6): 'The Time Machine!' Cover price $3.99.
Written by Grant Morrison. Art and Cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado. The biggest adventure in DC's history is here! Join visionary writer Grant Morrison, today's most talented artists, and a cast of unforgettable characters from 52 alternative Earths of the known DC Multiverse! Prepare to meet the Vampire League of Earth-43, the Justice Riders of Earth-18, Superdemon, Doc Fate, the super-sons of Superman and Batman, the rampaging Retaliators of Earth-8, the Atomic Knights of Justice, Dino-Cop, Sister Miracle, Lady Quark, the legion of Sivanas, the Nazi New Reichsmen of Earth-10 and the latest, greatest Super Hero of Earth-Prime: YOU! Comprising six complete adventures - each set in a different parallel universe - plus a two-part framing story and a comprehensive guidebook to the many worlds of the Multiverse, THE MULTIVERSITY is more than just a multipart comic-book series. It's a cosmos spanning, soul-shaking experience that puts YOU on the frontline in the Battle for All Creation against the demonic destroyers known as the Gentry! In issue #1, President Superman of Earth-23 uncovers a threat to all Reality so apocalyptic it will take a team of incredible heroes from across the Multiverse to face it - including Captain Carrot, like you've never seen him before! But even with a multitude of alternate worlds to choose from, where every variation is possible, can anyone hope to prevail against the onslaught of ultimate evil and undying hatred - in the unstoppable form of a one-time cosmic defender with unimaginable powers?! Join us, if you dare, for the beginning of THE MULTIVERSITY! Cover price $4.99.

Written by Gail Simone and Amanda Deibert. Art by Ethan Van Sciver and Cat Staggs. Cover by Ethan Van Sciver. Diana Prince: Amazon warrior, ambassador to Man's world, or champion of women in need? All of the above! This digital-first anthology series will bring some of comics' greatest talents to Themyscira, and give them leave to explore Diana, her world - and ours! Gail Simone and Ethan Van Sciver kick things off when Oracle calls for help after the entire Bat-Family gets sidelined. But when Wonder Woman steps into the breach, Gotham City's criminals get the surprise of their lives! Then, Amanda Deibert and Cat Staggs take Diana to school, where she meets her biggest fan! Cover price $3.99.
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