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 Princess of Mars is set to return to her throne this January, as Dynamite Entertainment announces the relaunch of one of their most beloved characters, Dejah Thoris. Writer Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, Red Sonja, KISS) will bring the strong, iconic character back to the comics in the debut issue Dejah Thoris #0, which will retail for 25 cents and allow fans to join the adventure at this introductory price.
This replicates the outstanding debut of Sheena #0, which broke 120,000 sales. Retailers can confidently stock their shelves with extra copies of this red-hot new series.
This exciting prequel to Edgar Rice Burroughs' beloved book, A Princess of Mars, will delve into the untold story of the classic Red Martian princess! After learning of the legendary Gardens of Mars from her grandfather, Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, sets off on a dangerous scientific expedition to save her dying planet. But things don't go the way she planned when she encounters a mysterious Green Martian…
This is it! All your questions will be answered, all the mysteries revealed! What has obliterated humanity? What the hell happened to the moon? What is the true nature of the Hidden Jungle? Why do the heroes you know and love—Turok, Magnus and Doctor Spektor—seem like completely different people? And perhaps most importantly, how will the world be saved, and at what cost?
DOCTOR SPEKTOR PART 6: The story of the all-new master (and we use the term lightly) sorcerer continues... when Doc gets drunk & summons a demon – and good decision-making ensues! Sovereigns #5
writers: Ray Fawkes (main),
Aubrey Sitterson (Doctor Spektor)
artists: Johnny Desjardins (main),
Dylan Burnett (Doctor Spektor)
covers: Stephen Segovia (A)
Johnny Desjardins (B)
Fred Hembeck (C)
Kenan Yarar (D)
Stephen Segovia (RI-B/W)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen +
The next iteration of Witchblade has arrived and Top Cow has assembled another great creative team to bring the legendary wielder of the powerful artifact to life.
Writer: Caitlin Kittredge
Artist: Roberta Ingranata, Bryan Valenza
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: December 6, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99
Score: ★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Handed down from one worthy woman warrior to another for ions, the Witchblade gauntlet has chosen its next host in wartime journalist Alex Underwood. She suffers from PTSD and helps battered women find justice. The book opens with her bloodied and dying. The non-linear story jumps around from what led up to her situation, to helping an abused cop's wife, to having visions probably induced by the gauntlet. She rejects the growing power of the Witchblade it but that could kill her.
The trouble with origin stories like this is the predictability of passing the torch to another chosen one. We know that Alex will eventually take to the Witchblade and use…
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 …
Valiant announces ARMSTRONG AND THE VAULT OF SPIRITS #1 – a hard-charging, standalone special coming this winter from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, Incredible Hercules) and red-hot rising star CAFU (RAPTURE)! On February 7th, join in a riotous celebration for the ages as Armstrong, for the very first time, uncorks the ancient mysteries of his centuries past – and dares his closest comrades into the adventure of several lifetimes!
Deep beneath New York City’s seediest dive bar, Armstrong – the hard-hitting, harder-partying immortal veteran of history’s greatest escapades – is hosting an invitation-only affair for his most beloved friends and allies! Archer… Ivar, Timewalker… Faith… Quantum and Woody… And special guests from across the Valiant Universe… All have been offered a seat at the table for a personally guided tour of Armstrong’s most valuable and tightly guarded treasure… From the Great Flood to ancient Greece to the height of the C…