Listed below are our recommendations from the titles hitting shelves on August 29th!
Scroll down to see cover art and read brief descriptions from the publishers (titles listed in alphabetical order). To learn more about each title, click on the cover art image and head to Previews World.
This week brings the ending of some stories and starts of others! We close this chapter of Blackwood with issue #4, where we hopefully will learn the fate of this magical school and the team of students fighting unearth its secrets and ultimately protect it. We will also close out this story arc for Isola with issue #5, likely leaving us with a cliffhanger for Rook and Olwyn. For new beginnings, we see Scarlet #1 hitting stands this week, another explosive title from hit author Brian Michael Bendis. Scarlet tells the story of a woman impacted by police corruption, and the aftermath when she decides to push back. We're also eagerly awaiting the next issue of Submerged, with almost two months since the first issue! What will Ellie discover in the depths of the subway on the hunt for her brother Angel? Rumor has it, its the stuff of nightmares.
Which titles are you most excited to pick up? What are we missing from our list? Let us know in the comments section!
(W) Mairghread Scott (A) Paul Pelletier (CA) Sean Murphy
"Art of the Crime" part one. During a high-speed chase with murderous art thief Grotesque, the villain K.O.'s Batgirl with a souped-up stun gun that temporarily fries the device implanted in her spine. (That thing that helps her, you know, walk and be Batgirl?) Babs finds herself in for a whole new world of hurt now that old wounds have been opened up-and so does Grotesque.
Batgirl Annual #2
(W) Mairghread Scott (A) Elena Casagrande (CA) Emanuela Lupacchino
Sibling rivalry takes on a whole new meaning in this one-shot story that tracks Batgirl's hunt for a serial killer whose M.O. strikes a familiar chord. Namely, a disturbing similarity to her brother, current convict James Gordon Jr. Family bonds are restored during a visit to his maximum- security surroundings, but Babs' doubts linger. Is James Jr. helping to solve this case... or pulling her strings in a diabolical power play?
Blackwood #4 (Final Issue)
(W) Evan Dorkin (A/CA) Veronica Fish
From the multi-Eisner award-winning creator of Beasts Of Burden and the artist of Archie and SLAM comes this supernatural fantasy about a magical murder in a sorcery school.
The occult students race to uncover the secrets of Dean Ogden's hidden past in order to save Blackwood from the Bug Mother's ultimate vengeance--an insect plague of biblical proportions, including a hungry horde of over-sized bloodsuckers and flesh-eaters.
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Rod Reis (CA) Mike McKone
Blink's original time-traveling companions make an appearance, including fan-favorites Sabretooth, Morph and Nocturne! And they're just in time for a showdown with the gunslinging Brotherhood of Evil Mutants! But what does that mean for Blink and her NEW family of Exiles? And the Exiles aren't the only familiar faces in town. They call him "King," and you do not want to find yourself in his Vibranium crosshairs. Who is the Black Panther of the Wild West - and what does he want with the Exiles?!
Femme Magnifique Graphic Novel
(W) Gail Simone, Gerard Way, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Various (A) Bill Sienkiewicz, Jill Thompson, Gilbert Hernandez, Various (CA) Tess Fowler
Fifty female trailblazers of yesterday and today get a four-color sequential tribute in Femme Magnifique. This collection features three-page short stories about women from the arenas of pop music, politics, art, and science. From astronauts and archaeologists to muckrakers and mathematicians, Femme Magnifique will stimulate and educate. Part mini biopic, part personal inspiration, this collection also features new material including a foreword by Cindy Whitehead, behind-the-scenes process pages, and more!
Fraggle Rock #4 (Final Issue)
(W) Katie Cook (A/CA) Katie Cook
A new story from bestseller Katie Cook that uses music to explore every cave and bog of Fraggle Rock like never before.
Hunt For Wolverine: Dead Ends #1
(W) Charles Soule (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Marco Checchetto
THE HUNT IS OVER. The hunt for Wolverine is over... Now the time has come to put the pieces together and see what was learned. Kitty Pryde, Daredevil, Tony Stark and Sabretooth may have found what they were looking for...but it wasn't what they expected. Where has Wolverine been? What has he been doing?
(W) Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl (A) Msassyk (A/CA) Karl Kerschl
END OF STORY ARC! Rook and Olwyn face each other at the end of the road. Recommended for fans of Studio Ghibli and the work of Hayao Miyazaki. ISOLA WILL RETURN IN JANUARY 2019!
Modern Fantasy #3
(W) Rafer Roberts (A/CA) Kristen Gudsnuk
The journey to reclaim the magical amulet continues! After recruiting her coworker, Sage and the team begin to train as they track down the cult in possession of the artifact. A prophecy they discover foretells the amulets power to summon a giant fire demon on the equinox . . . Just a few days away!
Ms. Marvel #33
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Nico Leon (CA) Valerio Schiti
SUPER HERO-SIZED PROBLEMS! • KAMALA and BRUNO's experiments have gone a bit awry! • But MS. MARVEL needs to pull it together if she's going to save the day! • And don't miss the SHOCKING battle between MS. MARVEL and a classic Marvel villain!
My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries #4
(W) Christina Rice (A/CA) Agnes Garbowska
The Cutie Mark Crusaders are trying to solve the case of the missing spa water! But what happens when all signs point to a member of a Crusader's own family being the culprit?
(W) Rainbow Rowell (A/CA) Kris Anka
• Nico takes a big step forward. • Gert takes a bigger step backward. • Karolina has to face the paparazzi. • And Victor decides it's time to come clean...
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Alex Maleev
From the creative team that brought you Daredevil and Infamous Iron Man comes the latest explosive chapter in their creator-owned epic, which IGN called one of the best comics on the stands. SCARLET tells the story of a woman whose life has been ripped apart by police corruption. When she pushes back, she starts a chain reaction of events that will bring about the next American Revolution.
Star Wars Adventures #13
(W) Elsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet (A/CA) Elsa Charretier
Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala embark on an adventure filled with danger and romance in a story by fan-favorites Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet!
(W) Vita Ayala (A) Lisa Sterle (CA) Jen Bartel
As the worst storm in New York City's history crashes over its streets, Ellie Puente's desperate search for her brother, Angel, takes her into the terrifying depths of the subway system. There she finds a lost, helpless child, and is confronted with the stuff of her nightmares.
(W) Mariko Tamaki (A) Juan Cabal (CA) Mike Choi
Laura has faced plenty of threats in her day... And when those threats take aim at Gabby, all bets are off. But the stakes are even higher - and the consequences more dire - when Laura comes up against a psychic superthreat: the Cuckoos!