Featured This Week Comics, Graphic Novels, & Toys for 4/21

Every week PREVIEWSworld calls attention to those comics, graphic novels, and toys which stand out from all the rest. These titles from Premier Vendors and independent publishers should be at the top of your list, and can be found at your local comic shop on April 21st!

See all the New Releases for April 21st here!

Comics

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Si Spurrier (A) Bob Quinn (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
THE WAY TO THE FUTURE OF X!
Mutantkind has built a new Eden... but there are serpents in this garden. Some mutants struggle to fit in. Some mutants turn to violence and death. And the children whisper
of the Patchwork Man, singing in their hearts...Only one mutant senses the looming shadows.
Snared by questions of death, law and love, only NIGHTCRAWLER can fight for the soul of Krakoa. Only he - and the curious crew he assembles - can help mutants defeat their inner-darkness and find a new way to live. The WAY OF X.
SI SPURRIER (X-MEN LEGACY) and BOB QUINN (CAPTAIN AMERICA) push the frontiers of Krakoa in this unmissable entry into the bold new REIGN OF X.

Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $4.99
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MARVEL COMICS
(W) Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Inhyuk Lee
THE RETURN TO EPSILON!
•  Cruz has only one chance to save his son from the horrific fate he barely escaped.
•  The clock toward total collapse is ticking.
•  The aliens are loose.

Parental Advisory
In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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IMAGE COMICS
(W) Greg Rucka, Andrew Wheeler (A) Jacopo Camagni (A/CA) Leandro Fernandez
A STAR-STUDDED ANTHOLOGY EVENT!
The bestselling, critically acclaimed THE OLD GUARD, now a hit Netflix movie starring Charlize Theron, returns with all-new stories by writers GREG RUCKA, VITA AYALA, BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, KELLY SUE DeCONNICK, MATT FRACTION, DAVID F. WALKER, and more, and artists LEANDRO FERNÁNDEZ, HORACIO ALTUNA, RICK BURCHETT, VALENTINE DE LANDRO, JUSTIN GREENWOOD, KANO, NICOLA SCOTT, and more!

Andromache the Scythian-a warrior over six thousand years old, who has fought more battles than she cares to remember-has kept one constant companion through her long lifetime of combat...her labrys. Andy's battle axe takes many forms, and many lives, in its centuries at her side, a story told by THE OLD GUARD creators GREG RUCKA & LEANDRO FERNÁNDEZ.

Meanwhile, Nicolo "Nicky" di Genova and Yusuf "Joe" al-Kaysani, lovers since they tried (and failed) to kill each other in the First Crusade, spend an evening at Berlin's famed Eldorado nightclub in the twilight era of 1932, sharing drinks with drag queens and fistfighting Nazis in an all-new story by writer ANDREW WHEELER (Another Castle: Grimoire) and JACOPO CAMAGNI (NOMEN OMEN)!
In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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IMAGE COMICS
(W) James Harren (A) Dave Stewart (A/CA) James Harren
Rising out of the carnage of our debut issue, a new hero emerges to beatdown the kaiju scum! Fists fly and blood is spilled.

Fight monsters. Stand with humanity. Stand with the ULTRAMEGA!
In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $7.99
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IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Sophie Campbell (A/CA) Sophie Campbell
It's the battle of the bands... of the century! As Jennika decides whether she weighs harmony over revenge, a musical brawl of epic proportions against Bebop and Rocksteady will have major ramifications on time itself!
In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening
Godzilla roars back into comics!
  
"Rise Up!" Part 1: When a coldly single-minded businessman uses an untested element to create clean energy for a profit, he inadvertently awakens the beast from the deep--Godzilla! Sensing the harm the new energy poses to the planet, Godzilla attacks the heart of the problem--humankind! It will be up to three intrepid middle-school students--with a little magic help from Infant Island--to show Godzilla that not all humans are bad... and that there is still hope for Planet Earth. Reuniting the blockbuster creative team of writer Erik Burnham, artist Dan Schoening, and colorist Luis Antonio Delgado (Ghostbusters), Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors promises to romp and stomp fans--old and new--of the greatest kaiju ever like never before!
In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $4.99
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BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) V. Ram (A/CA) Filipe Andrade
* A powerful new series for fans of The Wicked + The Divine  and The Dreaming from Ram V (Justice League Dark) and Filipe Andrade (Captain Marvel) that explores the fine line between living and dying in Mumbai through the lens of magical realism.

* With humanity on the verge of discovering immortality, the avatar of Death is fired and relegated to the world below to live out her now-finite days in the body of twenty-something Laila Starr in Mumbai.

* Struggling with her new-found mortality, Laila has found a way to be placed in the time and place where the creator of immortality will be born...

* But will Laila take her chance to permanently reverse the course of (future) history...or does a more shocking fate await her?
In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Francesco Mortarino (CA) Matteo Scalera
* The New Power Rangers have formed an uneasy alliance with Lord Drakkon...but now must trust Astronema and Ecliptor in order to survive.

* But do the would-be Princess of Evil and her mentor have something else planned for their new allies?
In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden (A/CA) Peter Bergting
Cojacaru the Skinner, the strange and enigmatic bane of Eastern European witches, has been dead many years. But from a bloodied French town in the throes of World War II, a plea for help carries across the winds of time. A desperate band of resistance soldiers and their white witch allies rest their fate in the hands of Cojacaru's ghost. And when she answers their call, it will be heard near and far.
Celebrated horror writers Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden return to tell the story of Cojacaru the Skinner, once a small girl named Crina who befriended a witch-hunting golem. Rejoined by artist Peter Bergting (Baltimore and Joe Golem: Occult Detective) and colorist Michelle Madsen, the tale they spin will be one of horror, desperation, and ultimately hope.
In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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DYNAMITE
(W) Luke Lieberman (A) Drew Moss (CA) Jae Lee
Ten years have passed. Sonja is uninterested in battle...she'd rather eat meat and drink ale. But The Red's hand will be forced, and she will answer the call to battle.

By LUKE LIEBERMAN (Red Sonja: The Price Of Blood) and DREW MOSS (Vampirella/Red Sonja).
In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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BLACK MASK STUDIOS ENTERTAINME
(W) Iolanda Zanfardino (A/CA) Elisa Romboli
Alice, a young writer of children's story books, is hurtled out of her fairytale-like life when she discovers her girlfriend has been cheating on her!
Charmingly defiant, she leaves her small forest town and leaps into a new adventure to seek love (and find herself) in the fast life of San Francisco. There, her concept of pure, magical love will be completely overturnedher biggest challenge won't be reckoning with other people's sexual drive, it'll be getting a grip on her own!
From your new favorite writer and artist team of Iolanda Zanfardino and Elisa Romboli, Alice In Leatherland is a comedy about sex and so, inevitably, about every other aspect of life, too.
As Iolanda and Elisa describe the book: "Sex is recounted as a way to investigate our relationship with ourselves and others, with our bodies and our place in the world; sexual pleasure as self-affirmation and growth. There is room for Love, too, and bravery. And for many good laughs, that never hurts."
In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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BEHEMOTH COMICS
(W) Damian Connelly (A/CA) Damian Connelly
Approximately every 75 years, Halley's Comet orbits around the sun, and every time this happens people around the world are born with incredible abilities, special auras that grant them with supernatural skills, but those auras can also be cursed. Yuko and Sebastian, two siblings with special auras are constantly running from an evil being, known as the "Anti-everything," who feeds from these special auras, getting stronger with each intake. This being is obsessed with these brothers' auras and will not stop until he feasts on them.
In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Louise Simonson, More (A) More (A/CA) Walter Simonson
Unexpected evolutions! X-Factor is still coping with the loss of their friend and teammate the Angel when the team is suddenly rocked by a traitor! Cameron Hodge, their former publicist, has a horrific anti-mutant agenda - and an army to back up his plans! Meanwhile, the deadly Apocalypse unveils his fourth Horseman, the razor-winged Death - and he's all too familiar a face! How can the team fight a close friend turned deadly foe? In the wake of Apocalypse's attack, X-Factor gains a new home, the bouncing Beast becomes blue and furry once more and the team goes public! But when Cyclops and Marvel Girl begin a search for Scott's missing son, bizarre mysteries are uncovered - and the flames of an inferno begin to flicker! Collecting X-FACTOR (1986) #21-36 and ANNUAL #3 and POWER PACK (1984) #35.

Rated T
In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $39.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #101

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple (A) Erik Burnham (CA) Chris Burnham (A/CA) Nathan Fairbairn
We don't like to admit it, but this is an evil world where evil people do evil stuff all the time. Thankfully, there is a secret cabal within the United States government that works outside our normal system to influence world matters through targeted assassination.
  
Senator Connie Lipshitz has taken over the cabal, using her vast resources to finally make the world a better place...no matter how many people have to die! Meanwhile, Barnaby is on the run, and his journey takes him to some very dark places. Thankfully...you can only get your nose cut off once! Collects DIE!DIE!DIE! #9-14.
In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $16.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Gene Yuen Lang, Michael Dante Dimartino, Bryan Konietzko (A/CA) Gurihiru
Avatar Aang and friends honor an Air Nomad holiday that hasn't been celebrated in over one hundred years. But when cryptic visits from the spirit of Avatar Yangchen lead Aang to a refinery operating on land sacred to the Airbenders-they soon find themselves in peril as a dangerously powerful ancient spirit awakens with vengeance and destruction on its mind!

This collection of The Rift parts 1-3 is collected in a paperback omnibus, continuing the long-running official continuation of the hit Nickelodeon animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender!


In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $24.99
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VIZ LLC
(W) Junji Ito (A) Junji Ito
Ryusuke returns to the town he once lived in because rumors are swirling about girls killing themselves after encountering a bewitchingly handsome young man. Harboring his own secret from time spent in this town, Ryusuke attempts to capture the beautiful boy and close the case, but...
Starting with the strikingly bloody "Lovesickness," this volume collects ten stories showcasing horror master Junji Ito in peak form, including "The Strange Hikizuri Siblings" and "The Rib Woman."
For older teen audiences.
In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $22.99
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SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Q. Hayashida (A/CA) Q. Hayashida
Necromancy, space action, and dark humor collide in this wildly creative new series from the creator of Dorohedoro! Zaha Sanko's body has great and terrible powerssay that possessing his bones will grant you any wish, even the desire to become ruler of the universe. But Sanko is still a teenage dude with his own life, and he isn't about to let every monstrous lowlife in the galaxy rip him limb from limb. He and his skeletal buddy Avakian will use their dark powers to fend off any murder attempts while they search space for whomever put this curse on Sanko's bones... because killing them might end the madness. (And then Sanko can celebrate with his favorite spaghetti.) Don't miss this hilariously twisted and gruesome new series!
In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $13.99
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Toys & Merchandise

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! Cue guitar riff! The theme song to Spider-Man: The Animated Series will definitely run through your head every time you look at this resin bust based on the hit cartoon! Sculpted in 1/7 scale and standing approximately 6 inches tall, this bust depicts a 1990s animated-style Spidey spraying a webline and preparing to swing. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Paul Harding!
In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $59.99
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HIYA TOYS
From Hiya Toys. A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Based off the action-packed Predators movie, Hiya Toys presents this 1/18 scale action figure of the Armored Crucified Predator! Captured by the Super Predators on the Game Preserve Planet and left for dead, this Predator was discovered and freed by Royce and his crew to lend a helping hand. This figure captures the creature's iconic armored look at 4 1/2" tall with a fully poseable body!
In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $19.99

JAKKS PACIFIC
From Jakks Pacific. Bring the game to life with these collectible six inch scale action figures! Pick your character, round up your squad, and show everyone what Legends are made of with these extraordinarily detailed figures and their included weapons and accessories! Collect Mirage, Pathfinder (with Crash Test Rare Skin) and Bloodhound (with Young Blood Legendary Skin), or collect them all to build your own Apex Legends squad!
In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $20.99

TMP TOYS / MCFARLANE'S TOYS
Crashing into our world from the Dark Multiverse's Earth-1 comes a nightmarish fusion of the only two beings capable of taking on the Man of Steel- Doomsday and Batman! This Superman vs. Devastator 2-pack pits the 2 foes in a standoff based on their appearance in the Dark Knights: Metal comic! Both 7-inch scale action figures come packaged in a window display box. Each action figure is designed with ultra articulation with up to 22 points of articulation for full range of posing and display. The 2-pack comes with display bases to recreate an epic fight scene.
In Shops: Apr 21, 2021
SRP: $39.99

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