Updated: Jul 30, 2018
What a great month for new releases! We "narrowed it down" to about 75 titles we're excited to read.
Batgirl gets her new creative team for both issue #26 and Annual #2, but as big fans of "The City on the Other Side," we're excited to see what writer Mairghread Scott brings to the table.
Batwoman, on the other hand, will see her last issue this month. We're hoping to get our Kate Kane fix elsewhere before Batwoman joins The CW's Arrowverse in December.
Blackwood has also reached its final issue, and we're fascinated to see what the student's discover about their magical school and its inhabitants before the story comes to a close.
Perhaps the most anticipated arrivals this month are TWO new titles from comics royalty Brian Michael Bendis. After the success of Jessica Jones, Bendis said he wanted something completely different but just as emotionally dense, and he's hoping to deliver that with Pearl, which hits shelves August 15th. The second title, Scarlet, is technically a reboot of a 2011 tale of revolution and is set to be in your local comic shop August 29th. Both stories are named for their female leads and we can't wait to learn more about both characters.
Also a new Lumberjanes tale! The returns of Scales & Scoundrels and Snotgirl! And the West Coast Avengers will assemble!
Scroll down to see cover art and brief descriptions from the publishers for all 75+ titles (listed in alphabetical order). To get more information, including anticipated release dates, click on the cover images and head on over to Previews World.
Let us know which titles you're most excited about in the comments section!
Ant-Man and the Wasp #4
(Writer) Mark Waid (Artist) Javi Garron (Cover Artist) David Nakayama
• Every time Ant-Man and Wasp shrink in the Microverse, they enter a reality with new physics, new beings and new danger! • How much smaller can they get before there's no way back? • Marvel's weirdest science trip takes things up, er, down a notch!
(Writer) Jason Aaron (Artist/Cover Artist) Ed McGuinness
THE FINAL HOST concludes! The final battle against the Dark Celestials. A battle unlike any the Avengers have ever experienced. A battle a million years in the making. The new team of heavy hitters assembles at last. But will the young, inexperienced Ghost Rider prove to be the most important and powerful member of all?
Avengers: Wakanda Forever #1
(Writer) Nnedi Okorafor (Artist) Oleg Okunev (Cover Artist) Terry Dodson
THE HUNT FOR MALICE REACHES ITS CLIMAX! The Black Panther joins the fight against Nakia, A.K.A. the villainous and crazed Malice! Finally, the man of her dreams is within Nakia's grasp. But he's brought a few friends with him, and they're not happy about the world-ending weapon she just unleashed. The seemingly all-powerful Mimic-27 has already laid out Storm and the X-Men, and the Dora Milaje are at a loss. If they're going to save Wakanda and the world, Okoye, Ayo and Aneka will have to delve deep into the mysteries of the Doras.
(Writer) Mairghread Scott (Artist) Paul Pelletier (Cover Artist) 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
(Writer) Mairghread Scott (Artist) Elena Casagrande (Cover Artist) 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?
Batwoman #18 (Final Issue)
(Writer) Marguerite Bennett (Artist) Fernando Blanco (Cover Artist) Dan Panosian
It's the series finale, and there's a lot of drama to resolve for Kate Kane, both in and out of costume. As Batwoman, she teams with Renee Montoya to thwart Clock King's latest time-bending enterprise: selling a drug that allows criminals to know if their crime will be successful-before it's committed. But Batwoman's facing a quandary to boot: Take this drug off the street, or use it herself to stop crime? The only fight tougher is the personal one: Should Kate and Renee give their relationship another chance?
Betty and Veronica Vixens #9
(Writer) Jamie L Rotante (Artist/Cover Artist) Sanya Anwar
"Hunted," Pt 4: This is it! It's the take down of the century as the Vixens battle for the fate of all women in Riverdale-and everywhere! There's just one problem: will the girl gang ever be allowed back in their hometown again?
Blackwood #4 (Final Issue)
(Writer) Evan Dorkin (Artist/Cover Artist) 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.
BTVS Season 12 The Reckoning #3
(Writer) Christos Gage, Joss Whedon (Artist) Georges Jeanty (Cover Artist) Stephanie Hans
The battle against future vampire and Slayer twin, Harth, and his legion of evil, has already begun in the present when Buffy, Fray, and the Scoobies return from the future ready to fight. The Reckoning is now, and if the future can be changed, it will take everything that Buffy has to save the Slayers and our world!
o The Reckoning will be the culmination of all the Buffy Seasons!
By Night #3
(Writer) John Allison (Artist/Cover Artist) Christine Larsen
When it seems are though Heather and Jane may be trapped in the alternate dimension, Barney has no choice but to consult Heather's dad Chip for some wisdom in repairing the portal. Standard dad stuff.