Check out the list below featuring our recommendations from the titles hitting shelves on September 5th!
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 Breathless with issue #4, where we hopefully will learn the fate of cryptozoologist Scout and her rag tag team on the run from a pharmaceutical company determined to destroy her and her discovery. If you haven't yet read this series, its as crazy and exciting as it sounds! For new beginnings, we see Cover #1 and United States vs. Murder Inc. #1 both hitting stands this week, and both electrifying new titles from hit author Brian Michael Bendis! We also get first issues of Marvel's Asguardians of the Galaxy and Dark Horse's War Bears, the latter written by the incomparable Margaret Atwood (*cough* Handmaid's Tale and Angel Catbird *cough*)! We're also eagerly awaiting the next issue of Snotgirl, with a new story arc for Snottie!
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Ant-Man and the Wasp #5 (Final Issue)
(W) Mark Waid (A) Javi Garron (CA) David Nakayama
• Our heroes make it back to Earth! But... • Shouldn't Earth be bigger? This is a big (small) problem!
Asgardians of the Galaxy #1
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Matteo Lolli (CA) Dale Keown
Spinning out of the events of INFINITY WARS comes an epic space opera from DEADPOOL veterans Cullen Bunn and Matteo Lolli! Angela, the not-so-beloved half-sister of Thor. The hotheaded Valkyrie - and the human who shares her form, Annabelle Riggs. Skurge the Executioner, freshly returned from Hel. Throg, the mightiest frog of thunder. Kevin Masterson, the boy who took his father's mace to become the hero Thunderstrike. And the Destroyer, the Asgardian armor built to take down Celestials - its wielder unknown.
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Sara Pichelli (CA) Geoff Shaw
FEATURING GHOST RIDER 1,000,000 BC! If you thought you knew the beginnings of the Marvel Universe, you were wrong! Odin and his Prehistoric Avengers represent a period of Marvel history that's never been explored. That exploration begins this issue with the origin of the very first Ghost Rider, one who rides a flaming woolly mammoth and battles a savage and familiar foe!
Breathless #4 (Final Issue)
(W) Pat Shand (A) Renzo Rodriguez
The final issue of the healthcare horror epic is here! What if you could face the humans behind the companies that profit off of your suffering? Scout Turner has been on the run from Kenilworth Pharmaceuticals, knowing that the second she stops running... she dies. Now, at the end of the road, Scout takes the fight to them.
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mack,David
Years in the making, from the award-winning team of Brian Michael Bendis and multimedia sensation David Mack, comes a brand-new graphic novel experience. And it's all kind of based on a true story. Sort of... Deep in the American intelligence community, someone realizes that comic book creators, who travel all over the world to sell their wares, might make the perfect cover for operatives in the dangerous, topsy-turvy world of intelligence and counterintelligence... and that's when all hell breaks loose. This is the story of the time the world of comics and the world of international spywork smashed together-with unexpected results!
Crystal Figures Graphic Novel
(W) Jen Bartel, Tyler Bartel (A/CA) Jen Bartel
Stella's a bored teen who's part of the first generation to grow up immersed in a world of virtual reality games, in which she discovers a secret magical girl fight club. Now that she's gotten her wish of finding something exciting in her life, she also discovers a dark side to magical girls, and finds herself having to prove her worth in a series of tournaments where, if she loses, she can never come back.
Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #6
(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) 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!
Giant Days #42
(W) John Allison (A/CA) Max Sarin
Nominated for a 2018 Eisner Award! With the air still clouded with weirdness in Esther and Ed's shared house, Esther contemplates what it is that's still standing between them and making everything feel...icky. The question is, does Esther want to kiss, or just to make up.
Harley Quinn #49
(W) Sam Humphries (A) Alisson Borges (CA) Guillem March
Harley's straight-up clowning around on her latest mission, and she's faced with a real laugher of a puzzle: How does she kill and collect the bounty on Lord Death Man, an immortal murder machine who seemingly can't be killed? Nevertheless, she will persist with a host of attempted assassinations, all doomed to fail. Time is running out, and Harley's running out of material, too!
Justice League #7
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Mark Morales, Jim Cheung
It's wall-to-Source-Wall Justice League action as artist Jim Cheung rejoins writer Scott Snyder! Hawkgirl takes wing against Legion of Doom leader Lex Luthor; John Stewart faces off with old foe Sinestro; the Flash must run down the Still Force-empowered Gorilla Grodd; and Wonder Woman tackles the tag team of Black Manta and Cheetah-underwater, no less!
Kim Reaper: Vampire Island #1
(W) Sarah Graley (A/CA) Sarah Graley
Kim and Becka are back and dealing with the troubles of supernatural dating in KIM REAPER: VAMPIRE ISLAND! College relationships are tough for everyone, but they're EXTRA hard for Kim. Her grumpy grim reaper bosses are always mad at her, her girlfriend Becka's roommate keeps hanging around, and now everybody is super into vampires for some reason! And she accidentally let slip that she knew about an island full of them?! Oops, better pack up your scythe-we're all going on a really weird date!
Monstress Volume 3
(W) Marjorie M. Liu (A/CA) Sana Takeda
A Hugo and British Fantasy Award-winning series-and current Eisner Award nominee for Best Continuing Series, and Best Publication for Teens, with Marjorie Liu nominated for Best Writer and Sana Takeda nominated for Best Painter and Best Cover Artist!
Maika has spent most of her life learning how to fight, but how will she fare when the only way to save her life... is to make friends?
Collects MONSTRESS #13-18
Nutmeg Fall Graphic Novel
(W) James F. Wright (A) Josh Eckert (A/CA) Jackie Crofts
It's here and it's sweet! The Nutmeg: Fall hardcover edition collects issues #1-6 of the coming-of-age culinary crime series in a single gorgeous volume. Witness Poppy and Cassia's emerging friendship and criminal scheming as they build their illicit brownie empire in an attempt to take down rival Saffron and her Lady Rangers. Includes the extremely rare Halloween short story!
Paper Girls #24
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Cliff Chang
Trapped in a deadly future, can Mac find a cure for what will one day kill her?
(W) Bryan Lee O'Malley (A/CA) Leslie Hung
NEW STORY ARC! Chapter 11: "MY SECOND DATE"-While her friends have some concerns, Lottie just wants to take her relationship with Caroline to the next level-which is why she's keeping it a complete secret!
Star Wars #53
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) David Marquez
"HOPE DIES," PART 4 • HAN SOLO...admiral? • PRINCESS LEIA leads a squad to try and recover the secret that can save the rebel fleet... • Unfortunately, it's aboard the EXECUTOR.
Star Wars Doctor Aphra Annual #2
(W) Si Spurrier (A/CA) Caspar Wijngaard
MEET WINLOSS AND NOKK - THE GALAXY'S FOREMOST MONSTER HUNTERS! • One's a cyborg with a bad attitude, the other's a cold-blooded reptile. They're happily married. They've been hired by a mysterious contact to bag an ultra-deadly monster from the heart of an ancient temple. • N.B.: For "mysterious contact" read DOCTOR APHRA, who - and this will shock you - is definitely up to something. • N.B.: For "happily married" read THIS IS GOING TO GET MESSY.
Steven Universe Harmony #2
(W) Shane-Michael Vidaurri (A) Mollie Rose (CA) Marguerite Sauvage
As Steven continues to hold onto the Harmony Core, it's up to Amethyst to take over his responsibilities, including band practice. But when more Harmony Cores threaten to activate, the Gems must act quickly or else the entire Earth will be put in danger!
The Dreaming #1
(W) Simon Spurrier (A) Bilquis Evely (CA) Jae Lee
From the upheaval of THE SANDMAN UNIVERSE #1 rises THE DREAMING-a kingdom in chaos. There is a place where stories are born. Today its walls lie slashed and bleeding. Dream has abandoned his realm, and until he is found, its residents must protect its broken borders alone. But the most senior storysmiths are tormented by invasive secrets, the warden Lucien is doubting his own mind-and beyond the gates something horrific waits with tooth and talon. Only Dora, the monstress, finds opportunity in madness, stealing dreams for the highest bidder. But she has no idea how deep the danger lies. Meanwhile, in Dream's gallery, something new is growing...
Twisted Romance Trade Paperback
(W) Alex De Campi, Magen Cubed, Vita Ayala (A) Katie Skelly, Carla Speed McNeil, Trungles, Sarah Horrocks, Meredith McClaren, Margaret Trauth, Sarah Winifred Searle (A/CA) Alajandra Gutierrez
Four stories of love and lust from comics' coolest artists and writer ALEX de CAMPI! First, a demon prowls the 1978 New York disco scene in "OLD FLAMES," drawn by KATIE SKELLY. Then, a curvy photographer's assistant falls in love with someone way out of her league in "TWINKLE & THE STAR," with art from ALEJANDRA GUTIÉRREZ. A spacefleet captain captures a most infuriating pirate in "INVINCIBLE HEART," drawn by CARLA SPEED McNEIL. And a princess runs away with a dragon in "TREASURED," featuring art by TRUNGLES.
United States Vs. Murder Inc. #1
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Avon Oeming
From the Eisner Award-winning creators of POWERS comes a crime-infused blast of alternate history. Years ago, the five families of organized crime had such a stranglehold over the American public that the U.S. government found itself forced to give up part of the country or lose all of it. Now the unrest between America and the families has come to a boil. A war is about to come-a war no one is ready for. Newly made man Valentine Gallo and mob hitwoman Jagger Rose find themselves torn over which side of the war they want to be on.
(W) Mirka Andolfo (A/CA) Mirka Andolfo
Leslie's date night goes spectacularly well-until it goes horribly wrong! Seriously, it gives "bad date" a new meaning. Meanwhile, Trish continues to look for answers...
(W) Greg Smallwood, Megan Smallwood (A/CA) Greg Smallwood
NEW ONGOING SERIES! You can't go home again... or can you? Veronica's search for answers leads to a deadly confrontation at Lodge Mansion.
War Bears #1
(W) Margaret Atwood (A/CA) Ken Steacy
From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Handmaid's Tale, comes this historical fiction graphic novel tracing the Golden Age of comic books. Oursonette, a fictional Nazi-fighting superheroine, is created at the peak of World War II by comic book creator Al Zurakowski who dreams of making it big in the early world of comics publishing. A story that follows the early days of comics in Toronto, a brutal war that greatly strains Al personally and professionally, and how the rise of post-war American comics puts an end to his dreams.