“Daughter of the Revolution, Part 2” Running out of places to hide, the Shield discovers she is not without allies. Detective Nicole Simmons seems to know exactly who—and what—the Shield is, but with the enigmatic government agent Walter Chase closing the noose, the pair faces two difficult questions: why is the Shield back now… and whose side is she really on?
Script: Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig Art: Drew Johnson, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick The Shield #2 CVR A Reg: David Williams The Shield #2 CVR B Variant: Steve Rude The Shield #2 CVR C Variant: Evan Shaner The Shield #2 CVR D Variant: Wilfredo Torres On Sale Date: 8/19 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
COMIC SUPERSTARS MARK WAID AND FIONA STAPLES CONTINUE THEIR REIMAGINING OF AN ICON! The new school year continues to bring with it daunting new challenges and interesting changes for the teens of Riverdale High. But there’s one thing that remains constant: Archie’s car is still a piece of garbage! With car problems comes money problems, which means that Archie’s on the hunt for a new job. Fortunately, a mysterious new building in Riverdale is offering some career opportunities for Archie and his friends. Who’s behind this new conglomerate and what are their intentions for Riverdale? Find out in the second issue of this all-new Archie series!
Script: Mark Waid Art: Fiona Staples Archie #2 CVR A Reg Cover: Fiona Staples Archie #2 CVR B Variant: Howard Chaykin with Jesus Aburto Archie #2 CVR C Variant: Erica Henderson Archie #2 CVR D Variant: Paul Renaud Archie #2 CVR E Variant: Paolo Rivera Archie #2 CVR F Variant: Chrissie Zullo On Sale Date: 8/19 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #264
Archie, along with his furry friend Vegas and brainy buddy Dilton, are visiting Denny—a young, shy boy who Dilton has worked with to create his own website. Meanwhile, Vegas helps some shy, young friends of his own when he encounters some abandoned puppies left under a garbage dumpster in a rain storm. Can he find safety for these pups? How can Denny help? Find out in “Happiness is a Wagging Tail!” the heart-warming lead story to this comics double digest!
Script: Alex Simmons Art: Rex Lindsey Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 9/2 160-page, full color comic $4.99 U.S.
ARCHIE'S FUNHOUSE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #17
Archie wants to do something special for Betty's birthday, so he decides to bake her a cake—unfortunately, Archie’s never actually tried to bake a cake before! But how hard can it be? With his good pal Jughead by his side, he should be able to accomplish anything he sets his mind to. Providing, of course, that Jughead doesn’t eat everything before he even gets a chance to start baking! Will Archie give Betty the best birthday gift ever? Or is this plan a cake mistake? Find out in “Caketastrophe,” the fun lead story to this comics double digest!
Script: Francis Bonnet Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 8/26 160-page, full color comic $4.99 U.S.
ARCHIE GIANT COMICS SPOTLIGHT
We’re shining a spotlight on some of the best and brightest stories Archie has to offer in this newest installment of our Giant series! This fun-packed, laugh-a-minute volume collects 480 pages of the wild humor and teenage tomfoolery that have made Archie comic stories popular for over 70 years!
Script: Various Art: Various Cover: Various 978-1-62738-991-4 $7.99/$8.99CAN 4 7/8 x 6 9/16” TR 480 pp, Full Color Direct Market On-Sale Date: 9/9
BETTY & VERONICA #277
This is it, the final leg of Betty & Veronica’s trip around the world! The BFFs are happy to be back to their old selves in The City of Light—Paris! The girls are enjoying the fine foods and even finer looking gentlemen of France—but what they’d really like is to be back in their hometown! Meanwhile, back in Riverdale there’s a new love triangle brewing between foreign exchange student Banni, Dilton and… Jughead?!! Will Betty and Veronica return to their old routines and familiar faces once their trip is over, or will nothing ever be the same again? You won’t want to miss a minute of this exciting conclusion to “Farewell, Betty & Veronica”!
Script: Michael Uslan Art: Dan Parent Betty & Veronica #277 CVR A Reg: Dan Parent Betty & Veronica #277 CVR B Variant: Brittney Williams On Sale Date: 8/26 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
BETTY & VERONICA COMICS ANNUAL #236
The BFFs are back with even more pages of fun! Veronica’s upset—her father plans on buying a robot for their mansion. Wait—what’s so bad about that?! Veronica’s convinced this new robot will cause nothing but turmoil in her family’s home, but Betty disagrees. Will this robot be a help or a hindrance? Find out in “Nice Advice1” the fun ALL-NEW lead story to this comics annual!
Script: George Gladir Art: Bill Galvan, Jack Morelli Cover: Dan Parent On Sale Date: 8/26 192-page, full color comic $5.99 U.S.
B&V FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #245
It’s time for a double dose of fun with everyone’s favorite BFFs and their gal pals! The time has come for Ethel to have her moment in the spotlight—when she performs at a comedy club! Betty, Veronica and all of their friends have done all they could to support their friend Ethel—but will they still be laughing when they find out the target of her jokes? Find out in “Make ‘Em Laugh,” this hilarious BRAND NEW lead story to this JUMBO-sized comics digest!
Script: Alex Simmons, Dan Parent Art: Bill Galvan, Dan Parent Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 9/9 288-page, full color comic $6.99 U.S.
MEGA MAN 10: LEGENDS OF THE BLUE BOMBER (TR)
Mega Man is back to make legendary new adventures in an all-new graphic novel! Before, you stood at the Blue Bomber's side as he fought the impossible odds of Dr. Wily. This time, he's bringing the fight to you! Join Dr. Wily's latest team of Robot Masters and see through their eyes as they fight against Mega Man! Get a taste of what it's like to be on the villains’ side, all while a sinister plot is brewing, leading up to one of the most climactic moments in Mega Man history! MEGA MAN VOL. 10 collects MEGA MAN #41-44.
Script: Ian Flynn Art: Powree, Gary Martin, John Workman, and Matt Herms Cover: Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante 978-1-62738-944-0 $12.99/$14.99CAN 6 5/8 x 10 3/16" TR 104 pp, Full Color Direct Market On-Sale Date: 9/16
MEGA MAN #52
The ALL-NEW Sonic/Mega Man Crossover sequel comes to a chaotic close with "Worlds Unite" Part Twelve: The grand finale to "Worlds Unite" sees our super-powered heroes Sonic and Mega Man face off against the evil Sigma in his final, most lethal form! If that wasn't enough, the Genesis Portal-ravaged reality is falling apart and time is running out to fix it! You don't want to miss the stunning conclusion to the biggest crossover event of the year! Featuring the worlds of STREET FIGHTER, SKIES OF ARCADIA, NiGHTS INTO DREAMS, OKAMI, GHOSTS 'N' GOBLINS, ALEX KIDD and more! Featuring cover art from the legendary T.Rex, a special "SUPER-POWERED" variant by Reilly Brown and the final part of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!
Script: Ian Flynn Art: Tyson Hesse, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms Mega Man #52 CVR A Reg: T. Rex Mega Man #52 CVR B Variant: Reilly Brown Epic Poster Variant (pt 12 of 12): Ben Bates On Sale Date: 8/19 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S
SONIC BOOM #11
Follow up after the "WORLDS UNITE" crossover with a BOOM in this EXPLOSIVE eleventh issue! "Eggman Gets a Gorilla": When Dr. Eggman's regular robotic enforcers just can't cut the mustard, he hires some additional help! (Because, seriously, how hard is it to cut mustard?) Introducing the mighty, Kyle the Gorilla! Is he really the next APE wonder of the world? Or will Sonic get yet another reason to point and laugh? You'll be pointing and laughing too-but in a good way! Featuring cover art by rising star Diana Skelly plus a "BOOMTASTIC" variant with art provided by SEGA!
Script: Sam Sandak Freiberger Art: Diana Skelly, Rick Bryant, John Workman and Matt Herms Sonic Boom #11 CVR A Reg: Diana Skelly, Rick Bryant and Matt Herms Sonic Boom #11 CVR B Variant: SEGA On Sale Date: 9/2 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #276
The BLUE BLUR IS BACK from the events of "WORLDS UNITE" and ready to save the world! In "Cold Hearted," Sonic embarks on a quest through the arctic to find and recover the all-important Gaia Keys! Collecting them all is essential for fixing the shattered world. It's a pretty chill mission until Egg Boss Tundra steps in to put the freeze on Sonic's plans! Meanwhile, Dr. Eggman is "Back in Business" as he braves the unknown to find his most treasured killing machine Metal Sonic! Featuring cover art by newcomer Adam Bryce Thomas plus a "HERO" variant with art provided by SEGA!
Script: Ian Flynn Art: Adam Bryce Thomas Sonic the Hedgehog #276 CVR A Reg: Adam Bryce Thomas, Rick Bryant, Matt Herms Sonic the Hedgehog #276 CVR B Variant: SEGA On Sale Date: 9/9 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
SONIC UNIVERSE #79
SILVER THE HEDGEHOG RETURNS in an ALL-NEW adventure! Enter:"The Silver Age": Part One – Silver the Hedgehog's future may no longer be a terrible burning ruin, but it certainly is far from safe! Mystery and danger abounds as Silver is dragged into a dangerous conspiracy linked to the reality-warping menaces known as the Genesis Portals! Featuring cover art by Sonic comic extraordinaire Evan Stanley plus a "HERO" variant with art provided by SEGA!
Script: Evan Stanley Art: Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms Sonic Universe #79 CVR A Reg: Evan Stanley Sonic Universe #79 CVR B Variant: SEGA On Sale Date: 8/26 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
SONIC UNIVERSE 10: SCRAMBLED (TR)
Move over, Sonic—it’s the villainous DR. EGGMAN's time to shine! For years, Dr. Eggman's runty underling, Snively, has been sneakily plotting to overthrow him. Now Snively enacts his grandest plan to take over the Eggman Empire—and this time, he might just succeed! It will take all of Dr. Eggman's cruelty and cunning to maintain his position of power. Is he up to the task? Or will this be the mad scientist's final defeat? All will be revealed in the egg-celent Sonic Universe vol. 10, collecting stories from Sonic Universe #37-40!
Script: Ian Flynn Art: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Steve Downer Cover: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash and Steve Downer 978-1-62738-938-9 $12.99/$14.99CAN 6 5/8 x 10 3/16" TR 104 pp, Full Color Direct Market On-Sale Date: 8/19
The closest we'll ever get, probably, to superheroes in real life is through the great work of cosplayers. You see them at every pop culture convention from the very basic to extremely elaborate costume design. However, you don't have to be a cosplayer to enjoy dressing up as your favorite superhero from time to time. Take fitness model and entrepreneur Gia Macool for example. An accomplished fitness competitor and model, Macool is also a big fan of DC Comics' Wonder Woman. She shows her love of the iconic Amazon Princess in her fitness wear, meal prep accessories and even a full blown photo shoot in a Wonder Woman costume.
For decades comics have featured very muscular superheroes, male and female, epitomizing the human form at its strongest. So when bodybuilders and fitness pros decide to suit up as these costumed heroes, they are the embodiment of those fictional characters in the flesh. Macool looks like she stepped out of the pages of a Wonder Woman comic with a suit …
J.M. Manion has long been a successful photographer covering the fitness and bodybuilding industry. He has photographed some of the strongest, well-defined physiques on the planet. He's also had a love of super-heroes and comic books. So much so that Manion began publishing his own comic book, Iron Siren Comics, featuring some of the fitness competitors he's covered as superheroes themselves. It's no wonder he sometimes incorporates superhero cosplay and body paint into photo shoots. Here are just some examples of his work:
Dead Beats is a 160-page full-color anthology of music-themed horror comics centered around the curiosities for sale at one peculiar record store by its enigmatic Shoppe Keeper.
..if you're looking for new or used vinyl, cassettes, CDs, gear, or merch, Dead Beats has the best selection in town. Of course, everything we sell has a story and our friendly Shoppe Keeper is happy to tell you all about it. All sales final
Edited by Joseph Corallo (Oh S#!t, It's Kim & Kim, Mine!) and Eric Palicki (This Nightmare Kills Fascists, All We Ever Wanted), Dead Beats features more than twenty comics stories and more than forty up-and-coming creators and industry veterans, as well as cover art and interstitial narrative illustrations by Lisa Sterle (Long Lost, Submerged).
From the Dead Beats introduction, illustrated by Lisa Sterle
From "Vanishing." Illustrations by Sally Cantirino from a script by Matthew Erman.
From "The Cursed Saxophone of Skasferatu." Illustrations by…
The wacky world of Fox's Gotham has long embraced its brand of crazy. "Anything goes," seems to be the motto as the show has tried to fill in the blanks of a pre-Batman Gotham City. Besides making the future Commissioner Gordon an erratic hot-head, his future wife a sociopath, and brought back a villain from the dead, the latest stunt involves aging-up a teen Ivy Pepper magically into an adult to use her powers as a seductress. Executive producer Ken Woodruff explained this creepy premise to THR: We made the change for two reasons: The character Ivy in the comics, one of her greatest powers is the power of seduction. Everyone was much more comfortable with that with an older actress as opposed to a teenager. We want to explore that classic, canonical power of Ivy. And we didn't just make her older with that attack. When she's changed and transformed, there's a real character change as well. She'll still have some of the same traits, but she'll be much d…
Image Comics announces an all-new, original graphic novel Simon Says by Andre R. Frattino and Jesse Lee which will paint a post-World War II Europe in a scarlet shade of revenge this September.
Simon Says is a drama-filled, crime noir story that follows a former artist to the Führer who hunts down and seeks justice upon the Nazis he witnessed murder his friends and loved ones during the war. It is an original graphic novel inspired by true events and by a real-world Holocaust survivor, Simon Wiesenthal, an artist who lost his family and took justice into his own hands.
"Simon Says is about an innocent and gentleman, an artist, whose family and life are destroyed by a real-world event. Not something sci-fi or fanciful, but something that has happened and could happen again. In that way, it's the story of any of us, and how we would respond if who we were and what we had were lost,” said Frattino. "The real-life, famed Nazi hunter, Simon Wiesenthal, was quoted as once sayin…