Featured This Week Comics, Graphic Novels, & Toys for 8/4

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 August 4th!

See all the New Releases for August 4th here!

Comics

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Tom Taylor, More (A) James Stokoe, More (CA) Adam Kubert
LIKE A CLASSIC BLACK & WHITE MOVIE, BUT WITH WAY MORE BLOOD!
What's black, white, and red all over? Three blood-drenched tales of violence and mayhem led by Marvel's Mirthful Mercenary himself, Deadpool! You want to see today's top talent take it to the hilt to bring you the wildest Wade Wilson adventures yet?! This is the book for you! It's as plain as black and white. And red.
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Aug 04, 2021
SRP: $4.99
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MARVEL COMICS
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Pepe Larraz
ALWAYS BET ON X!
As threats hurtle toward the Earth from all sides, the fearless X-Men fight a seemingly unstoppable wave of annihilation...but even more dangerous threats lurk in the darkness, ready to strike in secret.
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 04, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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IMAGE COMICS
(W) Skottie Young (A/CA) Jorge Corona
Writer SKOTTIE YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND, Deadpool, Strange Academy) and artist JORGE CORONA (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET, Super Sons, Feathers) follow up their critically acclaimed series MIDDLEWEST with a brand-new haunting tale. An artist named Ro retreats from the grind of the city to an old house in a small town to find solace and inspiration without realizing the muse within is not what she expected. Fans of Stephen King and Neil Gaiman will enjoy this beautiful, dark, and disturbing story of discovery, love, and terror.
In Shops: Aug 04, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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IMAGE COMICS
(W) Robert Kirkman, Sean Mackiewicz (A) Ryan Ottley, Niko Walter (CA) David Finch
RICK GRIMES 2000 concludes! Plus, new THE SIX SIDEKICKS OF TRIGGER KEATON and GASOLINA stories! ALSO, something COMPLETELY NEW from ROBERT KIRKMAN & JASON HOWARD! SECRETS!
In Shops: Aug 04, 2021
SRP: $4.99
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IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Steve Orlando (A) Agustin Padilla (CA) Cary Nord
KING GRIMLOCK BEGINS! Grimlock, the beloved powerhouse T-rex with an attitude and one of the strongest Cybertronians in existence, finds himself magically transported to a world of fantastical beasts and strange powers! In this savage world, where the strong rule with sword and iron, Grimlock finds a new opportunity to prove he's the strongest there is... but as Grimlock and the human barbarian, Arko, will learn, sometimes brute strength isn't enough.

Written by Steve Orlando (Wonder Woman, Justice League of America) with art by Agustin Padilla (Dungeons & Dragons, Suicide Squad), King Grimlock features the iconic Transformers character in a solo adventure through a world of swords-and-sorcery unlike anything you've ever seen!
In Shops: Aug 04, 2021
SRP: $4.99
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IDW PUBLISHING
(W) VARIOUS (A) Various (CA) James Biggie
Goongala! Is Casey Jones a disturbed vigilante or the Turtles' best pal? Why not both? Featuring stories from across multiple publishers, dig into this collection of the best stories of the TMNT's unpredictable ally!
In Shops: Aug 04, 2021
SRP: $5.99
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BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Jonas Scharf
Is there no end to the Chimera's reign of terror?  Regan, a former member of the Chimera, and her past victim Hannah continue the hunt for Regan's brethren, but the shared memories that haunt them both may put an end to their quest.  Meanwhile, cornered the other Chimera may have met their match... the State Police.
In Shops: Aug 04, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Jed MacKay (A) Ig Guara (CA) Qistina Khalidah
Who will Ral, Kaya, and Vraska encounter on Dominaria?

The answer will scatter the Planeswalkers across the multiverse as the race to find out who is behind the attacks on Ravnica continues!

The answer may lie with one of the oldest living Planeswalkers...
In Shops: Aug 04, 2021
SRP: $4.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Fran Galan
A down-on-his-luck schlub is possessed by a malevolent demon. Just when he thinks things can't get worse, the exorcism goes wrong . . . and he finds that somehow he's retained all of the entity's supernatural gifts. After a path of revenge on all the people that have wronged him, he begins to gather worshippers and form a cult.

But the legions of Hell don't take kindly to this, and they send demonic agents to murder the schlub-turned-god before he gains too much power.

•  For fans of The Sixth Gun, Harrow County, and Locke & Key.
In Shops: Aug 04, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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DYNAMITE
(W) David Avallone (A) Juan Samu (CA) Dave Acosta
The two titans of horror and comedy untie in comics for the very first time! Dynamite Entertainment Proudly Presents... Elvira Meets Vincent Price!

Elvira is back, with her most historic AND greatest costar ever! The ghost of Vincent Price is a spirit with a mission, and only the Mistress of the Dark can help! The Apocalypse is coming, and it's going to be live-streamed for binge-watching, but a long-lost movie can save the world... if only the movie star specter and the horror hostess with the mostest can find it in time! Thrills, chills, and all sorts of terrible puns!

Issue #1 features an all-star cast of cover artists, including fan favorites Dave Acosta, John Royle, series artist Juan Samu and a stunning photo of the gorgeous lady herself - Elvira: Mistress of the Dark!

Things You Didn't Know About Elvira
-Screenrant.com

Her mother owned a costume shop.
Elvis gave her career advice.
She worked with Federico Fellini.
She's An Award-Winning Actress
She's A Well-Established Author

Fascinating Facts About Vincent Price
-MentalFloss.com
Vincent Price initially studied for a master's degree in fine arts.
A museum in East Los Angeles is named after Vincent Price.
Vincent Price was a major foodie.
Tim Burton's Vincent Price documentary remains incomplete and unreleased to this day.
Vincent Price's voice is featured on a Disneyland attraction.

David Avallone is Dynamite's ghastly and fantastic Elvira scribe, having recently and successfully completed several arcs of the horror hostess with the mostest's adventures and joined for the first time by artist Juan Samu, fresh from drawing the great adventures of Hasbro's comics universe at IDW.
In Shops: Aug 04, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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ABLAZE
(W) Maria Llovet (A/CA) Maria Llovet
First ABLAZE brought you the surreal, bewitching tale of Maria Llovet's Eros/Psyche...now comes Porcelain.
Beryl's life in the desert, living with her aunt and her cat, is relatively simple...until the day she finds and enters the Dollhouse.
Stuck inside an ever-changing mystery house that hunts children and turns them into dolls, Beryl goes on a psychedelic journey where she must face the notion of her own limitations and move past them...before she becomes the building's newest prey.
PORCELAIN is a labyrinth of a psychologically thrilling experience told in a way that only acclaimed creator Maria Llovet (Faithless, Heartbeat, Loud, Eros/Psyche) can tell it.
In Shops: Aug 04, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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ARTISTS WRITERS & ARTISANS INC
(W) Mark Russell (A) Mike Deodato (CA) Rahzzah
In the year 2056, robots have replaced human beings in the workforce. An uneasy co-existence develops between the newly intelligent robots and the ten billion humans living on Earth. Every human family is assigned a robot upon whom they are completely reliant. What could possibly go wrong? Meet the Walters, a human family whose robot, Razorball, ominously spends his free time in the garage working on machines which they're pretty sure are designed to kill them in this sci-fi satire from Mark Russell (The Flintstones, Second Coming) and Mike Deodato Jr. (The Amazing Spider-Man,The Resistance).
In Shops: Aug 04, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Peter David (A) Javier Pina, German Peralta (CA) Dale Keown
Call him the Maestro! In a broken future, the man once known as the Hulk is now neither man nor Hulk. After deposing Dystopia's ancient ruler, the Maestro sets his sights even higher. It's time everyone left on the ravaged planet Earth recognized their one true god! But the Maestro isn't the only would-be immortal left - and if he wants to truly dominate the globe, he'll have to face the most powerful beings left in creation. The Pantheon sees all - including a Hulk too powerful to leave alive! And just when his former allies have him on the ropes, the Maestro's true enemy shows his face at last - and nobody's going to like the future he has planned! Peter David continues the tale he began decades ago in the legendary HULK: FUTURE IMPERFECT! Collecting MAESTRO: WAR AND PAX #1-5.
120 PGS./Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 04, 2021
SRP: $15.99
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DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Bartosz Sztybor (A) Amad Mir (CA) Evan Cagle
Based on the hit games by CD Projekt Red!

As Geralt explores new career possibilities, he re- ceives a request from the mayoress of Towitz-a small town where children are being kidnapped by Foglets. Upon accepting the work, Geralt's thrust into the mysterious past of a mourning mother and her now abducted son. Caught between the townsfolks' recollections of the kidnapping and a slew of disturbing visions, Geralt must face the approaching danger with his own intuition.

Created in close collaboration with the studio behind the games! Collects issues #1-#4 of the Dark Horse Comics series The Witcher: Fading Memories.
In Shops: Aug 04, 2021
SRP: $19.99
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ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Sam Logan, Eric Trueheart (A) Warren Wucinich, Aaron Alexovich, Fred Stresing
This collection of oversized Invader ZIM Quarterly comics is packed to the gills with DOOM. More DOOM than you can shake a shake a stick at! From cryptid challenges to GIR shenanigans to deranged winter fun! And we're also serving up the GREATEST plan ZIM's EVER schemed! We said we were delivering OODLES, didn't we?
In Shops: Aug 04, 2021
SRP: $19.99
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HUMANOIDS INC
(W) David Walker, Sydney Duncan (A) Michael Lark, J.P. Mayinga (CA) David Aja
A woman lures her husband and his secret lover to an abandoned house. Something sinister is happening inside the convent. A chef commits the perfect murder.

Over the past 25 years, the POLAR Festival of Cognac, France has established itself as one of the most esteemed crime fiction conventions in the world. FIRST DEGREE: A CRIME ANTHOLOGY is a commemorative celebration of the festival's silver anniversary, containing over a dozen tales by the writers and artists it has recognized along with a selection of Humanoids' best crime fiction and an all-new story by Eisner Award-winners David F. Walker (Bitter Root) and Michael Lark (Gotham Central, Lazarus) and a cover by David Aja (Hawkeye, The Seeds).
In Shops: Aug 04, 2021
SRP: $27.99
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VIZ LLC
(W) Hirohiko Araki (A/CA) Hirohiko Araki
Golden Wind is here! The highly-acclaimed fifth arc of Hirohiko Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure shifts the action from Japan to Italy, as Koichi Hirose heads to Europe to find an aspiring gangster named Giorno Giovanna, the secret son of Dio Brando, scourge of the Joestar family. Organized crime meets family drama and unbelievable enemy Stands in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 5-Golden Wind!
For older teen audiences.
In Shops: Aug 04, 2021
SRP: $19.99
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VIZ LLC
(W) Koyoharu Gotouge (A/CA) Koyoharu Gotouge
In an epic confrontation, Tanjiro and his fellow Demon Slayers have fought on through the night, suffering terrible losses against the King of Demons, Muzan Kibutsuji. Dawn is breaking soon, and if they can keep Muzan at bay just a little longer, it will be the end of the centuries-long struggle. But Muzan will stop at nothing to destroy the Demon Slayers and unleash his most terrible powers. And if he can't defeat them, he may even be able to cause the Demon Slayer Corps to destroy itself from within. All fates and destines will be decided as the sun begins to rise...
For teen audiences.
In Shops: Aug 04, 2021
SRP: $9.99
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Toys & Merchandise

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! The goddess of the X-Men rises from a swirling cloud in this all-new Gallery Diorama! Measuring approximately 11.5 inches tall this sculpture of Ororo Munroe, a.k.a. Storm, is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira.
In Shops: Aug 04, 2021
SRP: $49.99
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MEDICOM TOY CORPORATION
From MEDICOM Toy. This stellar 6" rendition of Catwoman from the classic DC Comics tale Batman: Hush comes with three alternate heads, alternate wrists, clear goggles, dedicated joints for unique poses, whip parts and a movable figure stand.
In Shops: Aug 04, 2021
SRP: $109.99

HASBRO TOY GROUP
From Hasbro Toy Group. Driven insane by excess radiation, the Maestro wields Bruce Banner's intelligence and the Hulk's strength to rule a dystopian realm of the future. This quality 6" Marvel Legends Maestro features multiple points of articulation and is a great addition to any action figure collection. With over 80 years of entertainment history, Marvel has become a cornerstone of fan collections around the world. With the Marvel Legends Series, fan favorite Marvel characters are designed with premium detail and articulation for posing and display in collections.
In Shops: Aug 04, 2021
SRP: $29.99

THREEZERO
From ThreeZero. Hasbro and Threezero are pleased to introduce the Autobot leader Optimus Prime as the first Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy product in the Transformers DLX Collectible Figure Series! At 10" tall, the Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy - DLX Optimus Prime collectible figure features approximately 50 points of articulation, a die-cast metal frame, and LED illuminated eyes and chest cavity. Accessories include Ion Blaster, Energon Axe, Energon Shield, a total of five pairs of interchangeable hands, and a DLX Action Stand for various expressive poses. Like other DLX series figures, Optimus Prime also features a die-cast metal frame for increased playability, with a finely-detailed paint application that showcases his war-torn weathered look.
In Shops: Aug 04, 2021
SRP: $179.00

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