Captured by Walter Chase, the Shield is made a surprising offer—an invitation to join his government organization, protecting the country as she was born to do. But as her new missions take her well beyond national borders, the truth slowly dawns and the Shield must face the ultimate question: does she serve the United States of America… or its people?
Script: Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig Art: Drew Johnson, Rachel Deering, Kelly Fitzpatrick CVR A Reg: David Williams CVR B Variant: Joe Eisma CVR C Variant: Ron Salas CVR D Variant: Wilfredo Torres On Sale Date: 9/16 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
IN THE GRAND TRADITION OF COMIC BOOK REBOOTS LIKE ARCHIE #1, ARCHIE COMICS PROUDLY PRESENTS... JUGHEAD #1—FROM THE COMICS DREAM TEAM OF CHIP ZDARSKY (Howard the Duck) AND ERICA HENDERSON (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl)!
Riverdale High provides a quality education and quality hot lunches, but when one of those is tampered with, JUGHEAD JONES swears vengeance! Well, I mean, he doesn't "swear." This is still Archie Comics after all.
Script: Chip Zdarsky Art: Erica Henderson CVR A Reg Cover: Erica Henderson CVR B Variant: Anton Emdin CVR C Variant: Francesco Francavilla CVR D Variant: Robert Hack CVR E Variant: Ramon K. Perez CVR F Variant: Chip Zdarsky On Sale Date: 10/7 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
COMIC SUPERSTARS MARK WAID AND FIONA STAPLES ARE BACK FOR ANOTHER INSTALLMENT OF THEIR REMARKABLE REIMAGINING OF AN ICON! Something strange is looming over Riverdale—and it’s taking the shape of a giant mega-mansion owned by an elusive mogul. Why has he chosen the quaint town of Riverdale, USA as his base of operations? And how is he going to use the teens of Riverdale High to further his political aspirations? Big questions and challenges await the teens and townsfolk—meanwhile, a new student has graced the halls of Riverdale High and she’s turning heads in a BIG way! Find out all the answers to these important questions in the third issue of the biggest comics sensation of the season!
Script: Mark Waid Art: Fiona Staples CVR A Reg Cover: Fiona Staples CVR B Variant: Ben Caldwell CVR C Variant: Cliff Chiang CVR D Variant: Stuart Immonen CVR E Variant: Andrew Robinson On Sale Date: 9/30 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #265
Archie and Chuck are decorating Chuck’s house for Halloween with the cutest decorations in all of Riverdale… wait a minute, cutest?! Halloween is supposed to be about spooky decorations and thrills behind every corner! Archie and Chuck set to take back Halloween as the scariest holiday of them all—with a little help from a bewitchingfriend. Will Archie, Chuck and Sabrina be able to successfully mark the first feast of the witching year, or is Halloween doomed to be boring? Find out in “The Fright Side,” the fun new lead story, filled with double the tricks and treats, in this JUMBO comics digest!
Script: J. Torres Art: Fernando Ruiz Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 10/7 288-page, full color comic $6.99 U.S.
ARCHIE'S FUNHOUSE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #18
The spooky season is here again, and the gang is ready to throw an unforgettable Halloween kids charity event—and what better place to host a haunted house party than at the Lodge mansion? But once the kids’ party is over, it’s time for the real Halloween fun to begin! But what happens when the teens start experiencing some spooky occurrences that they don’t remember coordinating for the event? See who can brave this haunted house adventure in “Giving up the Ghost,” the frighteningly fun brand new lead story to this comics double digest!
Script: Paul Kupperberg Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 9/30 160-page, full color comic $4.99 U.S.
THE BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS BOOK 1: DELUXE EDITION (HC)
Archie's most popular graphic novel gets the deluxe treatment in this full-sized, remastered hardcover edition collecting over 50 iconic favorite stories from across Archie's over 70-year history. The bestselling retrospective of this essential piece of Americana finally gets the treatment its due in this keepsake bookshelf edition.
Script: Various Art: Various Cover: Various 978-1-61988-955-2 $19.99/$21.99CAN 6 5/8 x 10” HC 416 pp, Full Color Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/7
THE BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS: 75 YEARS, 75 STORIES (TR)
Celebrate 75 years of Archie and friends with this fun, full-color commemorative collection of high school hijinks! Contains over 600 pages of classic, much-loved comic book stories—one from each of the 75 illustrious years of Archie Comics publishing. Each of the comics in THE BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS: 75 YEARS, 75 STORIES has been personally chosen by creators, fans and contributors alike. Featuring special behind-the-scenes anecdotes, this is a must-have for all Archie—and comic book—fans everywhere!
Script: Various Art: Various Cover: Harry Lucey 978-1-62738-992-1 $14.99/$15.99CAN 5 1/4 x 7 ½” TR 640 pp, Full Color Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/7
BETTY & VERONICA COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #237
Archie has received notice that he’s been entered in a “Best Boyfriend of the Year” contest. This may seem like a great thing for Riverdale’s resident Romeo, but there’s one problem: he’s been entered by eight different girls—including Betty and Veronica! And here’s the real kicker—every girl is aware of every other girl’s involvement in this contest! Meet each one of Archie’s dates one by one in the part one of this 10-part series, “The Many Loves of Archie Andrews”! And that’s only the beginning of a fun-filled comics double digest!
Script: Dan Parent Art: Dan Parent Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 9/23 160-page, full color comic $4.99 U.S.
JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #16
When Archie offers to forgo any fun plans on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon in order to help his parents plant their garden, he doesn’t realize how his good deed will snowball into something bigger… or was it all orchestrated from the start? Find out in “How Does Your Garden Grow?” the brand new lead story to this comics double digest!
Script: James Gartler Art: Dan Parent Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 10/14 160-page, full color comic $4.99 U.S.
ART OF SONIC THE HEDGEHOG COMICS (TR)
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is the single longest-running video game-inspired comic book series ever! With over 400 issues and over 20 years of adventures, the artists on Sonic comic books have created thousands of pages of show-stopping artwork. Join us in a parade of visual splendor as we revisit the finest pieces of art to come from SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, SONIC UNIVERSE, SONIC BOOM and all the other Sonic titles you've come to know and love over the years, featuring an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the artists and their work, including sketches, pencils and stage-by-stage break-downs of your favorite true blue artwork, plus an extensive variant cover gallery! No Sonic fan will want to be without the dazzling works of PATRICK "SPAZ" SPAZIANTE, TRACY YARDLEY, BEN BATES, JAMAL PEPPERS, JENNIFER HERNANDEZ and many, many more!
Script: Various Art: Various Cover: Patrick Spaziante, Ben Hunzeker and various 978-1-62738-936-5 $39.99/$45.00CAN 8 1/4 x 11 1/4" TR 304 pp, Full Color Direct Market On-Sale Date: 10/7
MEGA MAN #53
The BLUE BOMBER is BACK from the events of "Worlds Unite" and is ready to fight for justice! That's all well and good, if there was actually someone to fight! In "Blue Shift," peace has finally come to Mega Man’s life—but is that a bad thing? Could it be possible that our super fighting robot has come to actually love the battles he was once so opposed to? Meanwhile, Dr. Wily plots something sinister from the shadows, reaching an even newer low for the mad doctor! It’s an extended curtain call as we come to the end of the Mega Manseries! Featuring cover art from Jason Piperberg and a BOT UNDER FIRE variant from superstar Thomas Pitilli!
Script: Ian Flynn Art: Ryan Jampole, Gary Martin, John Workman and Elaina Unger CVR A Reg: Jason Piperberg CVR B Variant: Thomas Pitilli On Sale Date: 9/16 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG VOL 4: CONTROL (TR)
Things are about to get a little HAIRY! Moving at the speed of sound, keeping the world free from robotic tyranny—it's SONIC THE HEDGEHOG! One of the most beloved video game icons speeds into brand new comic book stories with new friends, new foes and new adventures! It's Sonic—UNLEASHED! The corrupting energies of Dark Gaia have infected our heroic hedgehog, transforming him into the fearsome WEREHOG! It's up to his old buddies Mighty and Ray to tame the savage beast! And the race for the Chaos Emeralds grows direr as the Freedom Fighters fight for their lives against the fearsome E-100 killer robots! SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 4: CONTROL collects SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #264-267.
Script: Ian Flynn, Benjamin Bailey, Joey Esposito, Eric Esquivel Art: Tyson Hesse, James Fry, Jamal Peppers, Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, John Workman and Gabriel Cassata Cover: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante 978-1-62738-955-6 $12.99/$14.99CAN 6 5/8 x 10 3/16" TR 104 pp, Full Color Direct Market On-Sale Date: 9/30
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #277
SONIC TAKES THE LEAD in the race to fix the planet! "Thunder, Rain and Lightning": Sonic and the team link up with Lupe to destroy one of Dr. Eggman's super badniks! How does this tie into fixing the shattered world? And just what secrets does Lupe keep? Then, in “Hidden Costs” Part One, Sally and Bunnie hunt down the final Chaos Emerald—which is in the heart of Egg Boss Clove’s forbidden territory! Featuring cover art from jammin’ Jamal Peppers and a “BATTLE!” variant from Sonic comics all-star Tyson Hesse!
Script: Ian Flynn & Aleah Baker Art: Adam Bryce Thomas, Evan Stanley, Terry Austin, Gabriel Cassata and John Workman CVR A Reg: Jamal Peppers, Rick Bryant and Ben Hunzeker CVR B Variant: Tyson Hesse On Sale Date: 10/14 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
SONIC UNIVERSE #80
The FUTURE is in DANGER, and only Silver the Hedgehog can make things right! "The Silver Age" Part Two: Silver has teamed up with Prof. von Schlemmer and they have a plan for stopping the Genesis Portals! This seems like the solution everyone’s been waiting for—but why doesn’t the Council want to hear it? The mystery deepens as a voice calls out to Silver—a voice that only he can hear! Will our unlikely heroes uncover the conspiracy, or die trying? Featuring cover art from the Sonic comic master Tracy Yardley and a CHAOS CRISIS variant by Rafa Knight!
Script: Evan Stanley Art: Tracey Yardley, Jim Amash, Matt Herms and Jack Morelli CVR A Reg: Tracy Yardley and Matt Herms CVR B Variant: Rafa Knight On Sale Date: 9/23 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S
WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #53
Archie, Betty, Jughead and Ethel are excited for another fun Halloween bash that Veronica’s throwing—and this time, she’s pulled out all the stops to make it a memorable one! From a secret location with creepy dolls and clowns, the gang is sure to be frightened… just one question: where is the woman of the hour? And why do those dolls seem to be following them wherever they go? Find out in the frightfully fun “Scary, Scary Doooo,” the brand new lead story to this comics double digest!
Script: Alex Simmons Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña On Sale Date: 9/16 160-page, full color comic $4.99 U.S.
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…