August New Comix!

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!











Avengers #6


(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.



Batgirl #26


(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.













Catwoman #2


(Writer) Jo'lle Jones (Artist/Cover Artist) Jo'lle Jones

Gotham's a toxic litter box for Selina Kyle of late, so she hits the road looking to clear the air, change her look and clear her name, too-there's a copycat burglar swiping her M.O. who needs sorting out. In her hometown, Catwoman runs afoul of a crime boss who's also hunting this impostor. Can the two declare a truce to hunt a mutual enemy, or will Selina end up just more roadkill?








Champions #23


(Writer) Jim Zub (Artist) Kevin Libranda (Cover Artist) R. B. Silva

• While Ironheart and Amadeus Cho take major steps forward in their super hero journeys, Nova takes a step back. •  As the team faces a complicated and dangerous threat, Sam Alexander wonders: is there a future for him with the Champions?











Crowded #1

(Writer) Christopher Sebela (Artist/Cover Artist) Ro Stein, Ted Brandt

SERIES PREMIERE! Ten minutes in the future, the world runs on an economy of job shares and apps, including Reapr: a crowdfunding platform to fund assassinations. Charlie Ellison leads a quiet, normal life until she's suddenly targeted by a million-dollar Reapr campaign. Hunted by all of Los Angeles, Charlie hires Vita, the lowest-rated bodyguard on the Dfend app. As the campaign picks up speed, they'll have to figure out who wants Charlie dead before the campaign's 30 days-or their lives-are over.




Death or Glory #4


(Writer) Rick Remender (Artist/Cover Artist) Bengal

When faced with true evil, Glory must decide if she'll turn and run, or put the pedal down and face it head-on.
















Exiles #6


(Writer) Saladin Ahmed (Artist) Rod Reis (Cover Artist) Mike McKone

MEET THE BLACK PANTHER OF THE WILD WEST! The Exiles land in the Old West! A dusty town of innocents is under the thrall of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants - including their sharpshooting leader, Magneto! But this town ain't big enough for all those mutants, and the Exiles aren't about to let the Brotherhood get their way. Saddle up for a wild ride with guest artist Rod Reis!







Exiles #7


(Writer) Saladin Ahmed (Artist) Rod Reis (Cover Artist) 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?!





Flavor #4


(Writer) Joseph Keatinge (Artist/Cover Artist) Wook Jin Clark, Tamra Bonvillain

The dark secrets behind The Bowl simmer as Xoo gets into hot water. Everything's rotten from the inside out and no one is safe. PLUS: every issue includes exclusive bonus materials by the creative team and famed author of Ingredient: Unveiling the Essential Elements of Food, Ali Bouzari!










Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #5


(Writer) Erik Burnham (Artist/Cover Artist) Dan Schoening

A headless horseman. A haunted brewery. The complicated nature of temporal mechanics across the dimensions. The Ghostbusters can handle all of that, no sweat. But a sinister force is on the horizon, one they barely survived before, and at a great personal sacrifice. Tiamat made a deal to leave the Ghostbusters' earth... but what's the fun of being a god of chaos if you can't find a few loopholes? Mass Hysteria is in full effect as CROSSING OVER continues!






Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #6


(Writer) Erik Burnham (Artist/Cover Artist) Dan Schoening

The Ghostbusters need every missing ghost back to properly recalibrate their rapidly malfunctioning containment unit, and so far, they've recaptured them all! But this time, something stands in their way-and his name is Louis Tully! The Ghostbusters mega crossover event continues here!










Harley Quinn #47


(Writer) Sam Humphries (Artist) John Timms (Cover Artist) Guillem March

It's the grand finale of "Harley vs. Apokolips"! Harley's trapped on Darkseid's homeworld, having failed to become a Female Fury under Granny Goodness' tutelage. Trapped in a "reeducation chamber" that threatens to destroy her free will, Harley must dig deep to throw off the alien shackles and get back to Earth. She just needs to escape a super-max alien prison, fight off a planet full of super-powered psychos, defeat a New God, then steal a spaceship and fly it home. No problem-o!





Harley Quinn #48


(Writer) Sam Humphries (Artist) Sami Basri (Cover Artist) Guillem March

Being stuck on an alien planet for months has really messed with Harley's finances-she's gotta become a working stiff again just to pay off all the bills she racked up while on Apokolips! And not only is the city threatening to demolish her Coney Island apartment building if she doesn't pay up, she's helping failed Fury Petite Tina to adjust to life on Earth, which ain't cheap. Sounds like it's time for the ramen diet!







Hit-Girl #7


(Writer) Jeff Lemire (Artist/Cover Artist) Eduardo Risso